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Windows 7: Odd Startup Dialogue

20 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Odd Startup Dialogue

Whenever I boot into Windows, right after I log in to my account (there are no others on the computer), it gives me the "select a program" dialogue box for a file called "Adam." This is my username, and surely enough it exists, alone, just a generic "file" in the "Users" folder.

This dialogue is odd, but if this is common/heard of before, would it be damaging to delete this random file?

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20 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Im thinking that it may be some spyware, have you ran a security program on the machine yet. Also nice vaio!
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20 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

Uh yeah I have...I run regular scans on Norton 360. And Thanks .
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20 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

You might want to open up msconfig and have a look under the startup tab for a startup item named Adam. It sounds like a file is being run that has no default program associated with it. Windows doesn't know what to use to run or open it. Maybe something in your startup folder?
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20 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium

No such thing. I just opened it up with Word (it's just Unicode text), and it's a bunch of wireless configuration stuff. I'm going to have someone else I know look at it as well.
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