System 32?

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  1. mikeb

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    Why does "System 32" open every time I re-boot. At times it pops up after I close it too.
     
  2. Dan Perez

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    Can you give us more details? maybe a screenshot?
     
  3. mikeb

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    Not sure how to do that. I'm a novice.
     
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    windows 2000...still unsure as to what window should be copied on the "screen shot",
     
  6. Dan Perez

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    Whichever window that pops up that says system 32. Maybe you can describe a bit more what is happening? You said "System 32 pops up". Can you describe this a bit more? Do you mean some program called System 32?

    or Windows Explorer opens and it has that folder open in it?

    or some firewall you are using says "System32" is trying to access the net?
     
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    There are two common reasons for that folder to open at boot.

    One is described here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;170086

    The other is a widespread IRC Trojan. In that case follow the link Dan gave you and post your HijackThis log.

    Regards,

    Pieter

    Added URL tags and read the FAQ. LOL
     
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