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Windows 7: I need clarification on file extensions

10 Mar 2013   #11
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
Sorry it took me so long to respond. I've been reading up on Autoruns versus WhatInStartup which I've also seen suggested a lot. I'm trying to decide which is safest for a scared-e-cat. Then again am wondering if it's really worth it. Yes, it bugs the dickins out of me that I missed it during the uninstall & that it's adding so much to Event Viewer but not sure it's causing any real problems. As a matter of fact I ran that 'Restart-Time' thing a bit ago & was quite surprised that mine is 52 seconds. Actually it seems like it takes more time to 'Shut down'.
Just call me
Have a look at WinPatrol, it's free and reasonably easy to use without fear of messing up things;

WinPatrol 2013

HTH


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10 Mar 2013   #12
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I have just done a very similar thing with some leftovers from a Paragon uninstall. So far I have just used Autoruns to disable them. After a few days of no problems I will delete the entries.
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11 Mar 2013   #13
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks guys, I do feel more confident now, will go ahead & do the Autoruns & VERY CAREFULLY have a look at the results. If I'm not sure of something,I might have to pester you again with questions.

@Sir George, thanks but I tried WinPatrol years ago & found it too confusing for a newbie.
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16 Mar 2013   #14
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Finally got it done on Tues. It did find a couple SABKUTIL so I unticked them but haven't yet deleted. I have re-booted 2 or 3 times since & that Error no longer shows in Event Viewer. . I find it hard to believe that there could be a connection, but my machine seems to be slower since then .

I noticed in the results list from Autoruns that there were different colors but couldn't find explanation on them. There were several pink ones & another gold (same as SABKUTIL). How do I go about investigating them?, maybe start a new thread?

Thanks for your help.
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16 Mar 2013   #15
kado897

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Pink is not verified. Yellow is path not found on mine.
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16 Mar 2013   #16
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

SABKUTIL is in c:\program\SuperAdBlocker.com\Super Ad Blocker\SABKUTIL.sys

http://www.superadblocker.com/
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16 Mar 2013   #17
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Just to add a bit to what kado897 said:

"Not verified" is not necessarily a bad/evil file, it just means there is no certificate encoded into the EXE, DLL, SYS..... Text files are not going to have a certificate to help verify the author of the file... like this VBS text file from Microsoft:

I need clarification on file extensions-autoruns-pink.png

If I rename the file shown in that entry, then there is a mismatch between the entry that says this file should run (in this case, a scheduled task) and what autoruns can file on the hard drive.

I need clarification on file extensions-autoruns-yellow.png

The event viewer entries might be telling you that the files cannot be found so some service or app cannot be started.


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16 Mar 2013   #18
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Just to add a bit to what kado897 said:

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The event viewer entries might be telling you that the files cannot be found so some service or app cannot be started.
That's what happened with me recently. Paragon Backup left some autostart registry entries when it was uninstalled. This showed up as errors in the event log and path not found in autoruns.
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