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Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by dallen, May 30, 2004.

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  1. dallen

    dallen Registered Member

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    Below is a log from asviewer. I am curious about a couple of items (Items in bold). Any explanation about these items, along with any additional advise will be greatly appreciated. It seems like I could clean this up a lot, but I don't know enough to do it safely. Any suggestions or guidance would help. Thanks in advance.

     
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    Hi Dallen, I edited your email addy from the AS viewer text in your post :)

    Hopefully one of the experts will know about your wininit.ini & the NUL =
    Could be to do with an improperly removed program that wininit is trying to initiate on startup or a registry entry that was not removed properly by an uninstaller? Hence the NUL = entries

    Just guessing - Pilli
     
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    Dallen when you view the ini file in Notepad, can you still see those NUL references?
     
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    Wayne - DiamondCS,
    Sorry for the delayed response to your question. The answer is yes, I can see the NUL references when I open the C:\Windows\wininit.ini file in Notepad. What does that mean?
     
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    Usually means you have run an installer or uninstaller multiple times, I'd just edit those NUL lines out and not worry about it. The NUL lines are often used by an uninstaller to delete files which were in use at the time..
     
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    So should I manually open the file and delete those NUL entries, or right-click on the entries using asviewer and select "Delete autostart reference"? It probably doesn't matter, but I thought I'd ask just in case.
     
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    I'd do it manually in Notepad, just search for NUL=
    Use Autostart Viewer afterwards to confirm that youve cleaned them

    Either way though, this isn't anything major - just a bit of 'garbage' in an ini file, that's all. :)
     
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    Done. Thanks, if you see anything else in there that could use some attention, please let me know.
     
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