blank lin in startup

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ?tom, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. ?tom

    ?tom Guest

    anyone ever have a blank line in the msconfig startup list, with a chcked box next to it? I unchecked the box, but can't seem to figure out what it is. Ran Spybot, adaware, HJT, BHOdemon, spyware blaster and spyware guard......nothing. Also NAV2004, nothing there either. Not all that concerned, but wondering......

    Tom
     
  2. snapdragin

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    Hi tom, and welcome to Wilders.

    Looks like there could be two reasons for a blank line showing in msconfig (startup), either a program didn't install/uninstall it'self correctly, or the system has been infected with a virus or other malware files. There is a thread at dslreports by Bubba, that you can read and see if there is anything there similar to what you're experiencing:

    Blank Startup Process - MSCONFIG Blank Entries

    If you want to do a double-check for viruses, you can do an on-line anti-virus scan: Free Services

    Hope that helps. :)

    Regards,

    snap
     
  3. ?tom

    ?tom Guest

    thanks, I'll take a look at it over the weekend.
     
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