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  1. Mike_Healan

    Mike_Healan Registered Member

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    One of my members wrote this the other night. It lists the startup entries on your computer and then launches the log in Notepad like rmbox's startup log, but this one works on NT/2K/XP and it also does running processes. Pretty good little program and helpful in solving problems cause by something going at startup. It even looks for the presence of explorer.exe in places it shouldn't be in.

    Merijn Bellekom's StartList 1.20(version number may be higher by now) http://www.geocities.com/merijn_bellekom/new/files.html

    Geocities being crap, I'll mirror this soon on my site.

    *Gloats because he beat Tony to the punch ;-)

    [edit]
    Seems we've killed his bandwidth ;)

    Mark is mirroring it at Lurkhere.
    http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/index.html
    [/edit]
     
  2. TonyKlein

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    LOL! :D :D

    In addition to also running on XP/NT, and listing running processes , it has these further advantages to for example Rmbox's well known StartupLog:

    It correctly identifies the path to the Startup folder in non-English language versions of Windows. (StartupLog can't in many cases, and declares the folder empty)

    - It lists the path and filename for the Startup Folder shortcuts, which is a great new feature.

    - Nonexistent or empty startup locations aren't listed when running the application without added parameters, thus saving space.

    If you want to see everything, run it with the /complete tag.

    And its developer produced 3 new builds in 8 hours time, reacting to suggestions for new options and minor bug fixes, to produce an end result that really rocks! :)

    Here's my StartupList, to give you an idea of what it looks like:

    StartupList report, 7-9-02, 16:50:23
    Detected: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
    * Including empty and uninteresting sections
    ==================================================

    Running processes:

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NSCLEAN\BOCLEAN\BOCLEAN.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\ESET\AMON.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\ESET\POP3SCAN.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\ESET\NOD32CC.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\EASY CD CREATOR 5\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\REGPROT\REGPROT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RSRCMTR.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NSCLEAN\BOCLEAN\BOCSEC.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\CLIPMATE5\CLIPMT53.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TRANSPARENT\TRANSPARENTW.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\SOFT4EVER\LOOKNSTOP\LOOKNSTOP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\1043\MSOFFICE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MYTHICSOFT\AGENT RANSACK\AGENTRANSACK.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\OUTLOOK EXPRESS\MSIMN.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DLLHOST.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\WINCMD\WINCMD32.EXE
    C:\UNZIP\STARTUPLIST.EXE

    --------------------------------------------------

    Listing of startup folders:

    Shell folders Startup:

    Bronmeter.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\RSRCMTR.EXE
    ClipMate5.lnk = C:\Program Files\ClipMate5\ClipMt53.exe
    Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    Transparent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Transparent\TransparentW.exe
    LooknStop.lnk = C:\Program Files\Soft4Ever\looknstop\looknstop.exe

    User shell folders Startup:
    *Folder not found*

    Shell folders Common Startup:

    *No files*

    User shell folders Common Startup:
    *Folder not found*

    User shell folders Alternate Common Startup:
    *Folder not found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    ScanRegistry = C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    Dimension4 = C:\PROGRAM FILES\D4\D4.EXE
    SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
    BOCleanautostart = C:\PROGRA~1\NSCLEAN\BOCLEAN\BOCLEAN.EXE
    Amon = "C:\PROGRAM FILES\ESET\AMON.EXE"
    NOD32POP3 = "C:\PROGRAM FILES\ESET\POP3SCAN.EXE"
    Nod32CC = "C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32cc.exe" -DONTSHOW
    ScriptSentry = C:\PROGRAM FILES\SCRIPT SENTRY\SCRIPTSENTRY.exe /check
    AdaptecDirectCD = "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    RegProt = c:\program files\regprot\regprot.exe /start

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

    *No values found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx

    *No values found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

    *No values found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce

    *No values found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    TClockEx = C:\PROGRAM FILES\TCLOCKEX\TCLOCKEX.EXE

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

    *No values found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx

    *Registry key not found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

    *No values found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce

    *No values found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating RunOnceEx keys:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx\*

    *No subkeys found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    File association entry for .EXE:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command

    (Default) = "%1" %*

    --------------------------------------------------

    File association entry for .COM:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\comfile\shell\open\command

    (Default) = "%1" %*

    --------------------------------------------------

    File association entry for .BAT:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\batfile\shell\open\command

    (Default) = "%1" %*

    --------------------------------------------------

    File association entry for .PIF:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile\shell\open\command

    (Default) = "%1" %*

    --------------------------------------------------

    File association entry for .SCR:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell\open\command

    (Default) = "%1" /S

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Active Setup stub paths:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components

    StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\WINDOWS\INF\mplay98.inf,PerUserStub

    StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\WINDOWS\INF\msnetmtg.inf,NetMtg.Remove.PerUser.W95

    StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,UserInstStubWrapper {44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}

    StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,UserInstStubWrapper {7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}

    StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\WINDOWS\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Install.PerUser

    StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\WINDOWS\INF\wmp.inf,PerUserStub

    StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\updcrl.exe -e -u C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\verisignpub1.crl

    StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,UserInstStubWrapper {89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}

    {60B49E34-C7CC-11D0-8953-00A0C90347FF}MICROS>
    StubPath = RunDLL32 IEDKCS32.DLL,BrandIE4 SIGNUP

    StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSectionEx C:\WINDOWS\INF\icw.inf,PerUserStub,,36

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating ICQ Agent Autostart apps:
    HKCU\Software\Mirabilis\ICQ\Agent\Apps

    *Registry key not found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun keys from C:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI:

    load=
    run=

    --------------------------------------------------

    Shell key & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

    Shell=Explorer.exe
    SCRNSAVE.EXE=

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\WINDOWS\WININIT.INI listing:

    *File not found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\WINDOWS\WININIT.BAK listing:

    *File not found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    Checking for EXPLORER.EXE instances:

    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe: PRESENT!

    C:\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\System\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\Command\Explorer.exe: not present

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT listing:

    @ECHO OFF
    smartdrv
    SET BLASTER=A220 I7 D1 H7 P330 T6
    SET SBPCI=C:\SBPCI
    SET PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND;C:\EXACTW2\BIN;%PATH%
    mode con codepage prepare=((850) C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\ega.cpi)
    mode con codepage select=850
    DELTREE /Y C:\WINDOWS\LOCALS~1\TIJDEL~1\*.* > NUL
    DELTREE /Y C:\WINDOWS\RECENT\*.* > NUL
    keyb br,,C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\keyboard.sys

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\WINDOWS\WINSTART.BAT listing:

    *File not found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\WINDOWS\DOSSTART.BAT listing:

    c:\sbpci\sbinit

    --------------------------------------------------

    Checking for superhidden extensions:

    .lnk: HIDDEN!
    .pif: HIDDEN!
    .exe: not hidden
    .com: not hidden
    .bat: not hidden
    .hta: not hidden
    .scr: not hidden
    .shs: not hidden
    .vbs: not hidden
    .vbe: not hidden
    .wsh: not hidden

    --------------------------------------------------
    End of report, 9278 bytes

    StartupList version: 1.23.0
    Started from: C:\UNZIP

    Command line options:
    /verbose - to add additional info on each section
    /complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
    /force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
    /forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
    /forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
    /history - to list version history only

    Check it out!
     
  3. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Did not look at the program yet, but i do see you have Office in the startup. Do you need all that all time? slowing down the startup process, taking lot of RAM all that time......
    I made a folder on my desktop with the Office icons in them, not even the Office bar! You might like to try that out, depending on your situation of course!
     
  4. TonyKlein

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    I know, but I just love my Office Shortcut Bar.

    It's my only weakness... :D
     

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    Mike,
    Thanks, I am testing the program now, very fast and accurate.
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    There's a bunch of people at DSL Reports having trouble to get it to run on Win 2000.

    They're getting

    Run-time error '5':
    invalid procedure call or argument

    They're also wondering if/thinking that it won't run on Win ME.

    Here's the thread:

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,4367125~root=security,1~mode=flat;start=20#4371620

    I've already PM'd Merijn to come to their rescue.

    Anyone here running Win2K able to confirm this one way or the other?
     
  7. Pieter_Arntz

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    Works for my computer at work Win2k SP2.
    I didn't make time to install SP 3 yet, maybe that's the difference?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  8. TonyKlein

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    Thanks for the heads up, Pieter!

    If you feel like it, jump into the thread at DSL reports.
    Don't feel obliged, though. ;)

    I hope Merijn will get there later on
     
  9. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    I did and I'll keep an eye on the thread in case anyone needs more info.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  10. TonyKlein

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    Thanks! :)
     
  11. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    One question about the results this app displays:
    What can I learn from these entries?

    Checking for superhidden extensions:

    .lnk: HIDDEN!
    .pif: HIDDEN!
    .exe: not hidden
    .com: not hidden
    .bat: not hidden
    .hta: not hidden
    .scr: not hidden
    .shs: HIDDEN!
    .vbs: not hidden
    .vbe: not hidden
    .wsh: not hidden

    On my computer and the list Tony posted .shs is not hidden. On this computer it is. Does that sound any alarms?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  12. TonyKlein

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    From the 'Verbose' version of the List:

    "Some file extensions are always hidden, like .lnk (shortcut) and .pif (shortcut to MS-DOS program).
    The Life_Stages virus was a .shs (Shell Scrap) file that had the extension hidden by default.
    This can be a security risk when a virus with a double-extension filename is on the loose, since the extension can be hidden even when 'Don't show extensions for known filetypes' is turned off."

    If you want to "unhide" .shs, launch REgedit, go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ShellScrap, and delete the NeverShowExt value in the right hand window.

    Cheers,
     
  13. Pieter_Arntz

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    Hi Tony,

    Thnx for that. Maybe you could check this thread out: http://www.helpmij.nl/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=79276
    and help me out. Don't feel obliged :D but he's got lots more in there I don't understand. I'm just beginning to figure out how to read the results of this program.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  14. TonyKlein

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    Well, I'm not really a regular there any more, but I'll see what I can do.

    Cheers,
     
  15. TonyKlein

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    Took a look, and as you noted yourself, there's some spyware left: Gator and MediaLoads Installer .

    You can see from his Wininit.bak that he probably recently upgraded Internet Explorer.

    Nothing else there that merits further attention as far as I can see.
     
  16. Pieter_Arntz

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    No need to worry about this Life_Stages virus then?

    Thnx for your help (Again :)),

    Pieter

    [EDIT] Typo [/EDIT]
     
  17. TonyKlein

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    Not more than about any other virus, providing you keep your antivirus definitions updated.

    You can also install Jason Levine's Script Sentry, which guards *.shs as well.

    And/or rename Shscrap.dll to Shscrap.bak
     
  18. Mike_Healan

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    Eventually I'll get off my backside and make a page for all this, but anyway....

    Startup List http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/files/startuplist.zip

    HijackThis http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/files/hijackthis.zip
     
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