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Windows 7: message about scripts on bootup?

16 Nov 2009   #11
green98ls

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Have you tried running Malwarebytes or another AV, antispyware program?

You could have some kind of adware that's trying to show a pop up when Windows starts


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16 Nov 2009   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

There are programs that act as a browser, which are not what are typically used, for instance Hulu Downloader. There are more, but that is the only one that comes to mind at the moment. Whatever the case be, something is attempting to go to that page on the internet automatically on boot, and obviously, nothing should be able to do so.
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16 Nov 2009   #13
MrDill

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Check this link ... do you get any errors? This is a Java Script
www.benjoffe.com | Canvascape / Textures

works fine for me
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16 Nov 2009   #14
MrDill

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by green98ls View Post
Have you tried running Malwarebytes or another AV, antispyware program?

You could have some kind of adware that's trying to show a pop up when Windows starts
ad a ware and cc cleaner come up clean every time as does avg
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16 Nov 2009   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm not very hopeful that you will find the culprit via spyware detection programs, but there are much, much better programs than the ones that you tried. At the very least, try Malwarebytes, SpyBot S & D and also Hyjack This.
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16 Nov 2009   #16
MrDill

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I'm not very hopeful that you will find the culprit via spyware detection programs, but there are much, much better programs than the ones that you tried. At the very least, try Malwarebytes, SpyBot S & D and also Hyjack This.
ah forgot about spybot, I'll run it now

*edit* yep spybot comes up clean as well
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16 Nov 2009   #17
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

For some reason, I was thinking that URL is your 'Home Page" and you were getting the scripts error on that page.

Let's flush your DNS Cache:
Sometimes a bad DNS entry will be cached and you will need to either flush the DNS cache to get rid of it, or wait up to 24 hours for it to be dropped from the cache automatically.

Open a command prompt....from the Start menu, select Run > In the box/"open field", enter cmd.exe
enter ipconfig /flushdns press 'enter'

Successful DNS Flush

Next,
download ATF Cleaner ATF-Cleaner.exe - www.atribune.org
Click "Main" > check 'select all' (except prefetch) this first time using it, then click "Empty Selected". Do the same for FireFox or Opera if you use either of those browsers.
Finally go to Control Panel > Internet Options.
On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files".
Put a check by "Delete Offline Content" and click OK.

Now,
Download the HostsXpert 4.3 - Hosts File Manager.
  • Unzip HostsXpert 4.3 - Hosts File Manager to a convenient folder such as C:\HostsXpert
  • Click HostsXpert.exe to Run HostsXpert 4.3 - Hosts File Manager from its new home
  • Click "Make Hosts Writable?" in the upper right corner (If available).
  • Click Restore Microsoft's Hosts file and then click OK.
  • Click the X to exit the program.
  • Note: If you were using a custom Hosts file you will need to replace any of those entries yourself.
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17 Nov 2009   #18
MrDill

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
For some reason, I was thinking that URL is your 'Home Page" and you were getting the scripts error on that page.

Let's flush your DNS Cache:
Sometimes a bad DNS entry will be cached and you will need to either flush the DNS cache to get rid of it, or wait up to 24 hours for it to be dropped from the cache automatically.

Open a command prompt....from the Start menu, select Run > In the box/"open field", enter cmd.exe
enter ipconfig /flushdns press 'enter'

Successful DNS Flush

Next,
download ATF Cleaner ATF-Cleaner.exe - www.atribune.org
Click "Main" > check 'select all' (except prefetch) this first time using it, then click "Empty Selected". Do the same for FireFox or Opera if you use either of those browsers.
Finally go to Control Panel > Internet Options.
On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files".
Put a check by "Delete Offline Content" and click OK.

Now,
Download the HostsXpert 4.3 - Hosts File Manager.
  • Unzip HostsXpert 4.3 - Hosts File Manager to a convenient folder such as C:\HostsXpert
  • Click HostsXpert.exe to Run HostsXpert 4.3 - Hosts File Manager from its new home
  • Click "Make Hosts Writable?" in the upper right corner (If available).
  • Click Restore Microsoft's Hosts file and then click OK.
  • Click the X to exit the program.
  • Note: If you were using a custom Hosts file you will need to replace any of those entries yourself.
Did all of the above until last step when message " Error: cannot create file C:\\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"


*edit* and now neither Gmail nor Flickr will open properly
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19 Nov 2009   #19
MrDill

windows 7
 
 

Hi guys and thanks for all the help, I think I am on to something, I have located the file which generates the script which appears at startup, its in system 32 and is called sounds, it shows as being created on 07/11/09 which would tie in with the problem, I'm assuming its a virus of some kind although none of the recomended programmes picked it up, can I simply delete it?
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19 Nov 2009   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't have that file...at least not at that location, so I doubt that it is system critical. Instead of just deleting it, cut/paste it to a non-system location, so you could restore it if necessary and see what happens.
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