c:\windows\system32 loads everytime i log on

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by sassyzorro, May 18, 2006.

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  1. sassyzorro

    sassyzorro Registered Member

    Hi everytime i start my pc i get c:\windows\system32 on my deaktp showing all the files in there . How do i stop this from happening. checked for virus, did adaware check, spyware check, and tried to fix any problems in my registry with a registry fixer demo program
    nothing seems to stop this any ideas what might be causing this and how to stop it.
    thanks in advance for any help
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

  3. bloodscourge

    bloodscourge Registered Member


    Got this problem twice in a month, I suspect a registry cleaner or startup application but no certainty... take a look at default keys in registry :

    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (or RunOnce)
    - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (or RunOnce)

    Defaut keys should be : name = (Default), type = REG_SZ, value=(value not set). For me, value was empty (hence the c:\windows\system32 opening). One solution I found is to log in safe mode, regedit and delete corrupted keys (recreated automatically with the right value :))

    Don't know if it's your problem (empty Run entry).
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