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Windows 7: Mysterious startup

09 Aug 2018   #1
Qubit

Win 7 Pro
 
 
Mysterious startup

The last few times I have rebooted, I see something odd. It's as if I clicked the Start button then started typing 'Input' - here's a screenclip:
This happens all by itself, then it disappears after a couple of minutes...any ideas?
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09 Aug 2018   #2
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can try Autoruns and look for anything that shouldn't be there. You can also right click each item and scan it at Virus Total. In addition to that you can use Freefixer which will list all the dlls and what not on your computer giving a link to each for you to analyze.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sys...loads/autoruns

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16 Aug 2018   #3
Qubit

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks for that F22 Simpilot. I turned off one entry and the symptom disappeared. It appeared to be the JavaSunUpdateScheduler (jusched.exe). I say 'appeared' because the only other item turned off is a .dcp file used by DeltaCopy, which I no longer use, but I can't recall when that one was deactivated.



Thanks again.
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16 Aug 2018   #4
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you need Java? If not you can uninstall it.
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17 Aug 2018   #5
Qubit

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Not sure.
About 35 years ago I would boot to IBM BASIC if the XT couldn't see DOS, and since then have seen a huge amount of languages evolve. I had to choose what to pay attention to, and confess I'm not clear on the difference between "Java" and "Javascript". I have some Javascript in a couple of PDFs and web pages, but I'm not certain if that's the same as having to "need Java".



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17 Aug 2018   #6
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In that case you more than likely don't need Java. Java Script is what is used in webpages and is rendered by the browser or in fact your PDF software that you mention. But you have to be very careful with what you allow to render with java script as it can contain a malicious payload.

Java is largely used for programs and stuff that is rendered on the Internet that runs with Java like online games and such. Java can also be an attack vector, even flash, and flash is going the way of the dodo bird in replace of HTML5 which gets automatically rendered in the browser like java script. In this day and age you most liekly don't need Java or Flash.

Since java script can be malicious, many people have use the add-on for Fire fox and its derivative browsers called NoScript. But it's very cumbersome and I don't recommend it. I used to use it but it broke many websites since a lot of websites now are JS heavy and having to whitelist things was a PITA. So now what I use for my browser is Sandboxie which keeps everything in a virtual environment and nothing touches my computer. It will also help block so-called ransomware or polymorphic malware, i.e malware that doesn't have an anti-virus definition that an anti-virus software would catch. If interested in Sandboxie then look at their website and read their forum. It's free for the browser only, but after about 30 days when you launch the unpaid version it will have a pop up screen telling you that you should buy it. Small price to pay for free and great security IMO.

There are many other proactive things one can also do to keep malware at bay. Like Faronics anti-executable. Or Shadow Defender.

Anyway... I said more than is necessary. LOL Back to the point, you more than likely don't need Java, and it would be best to just uninstall it. I would use Revouninstaller to do that so all traces are gone.
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