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Windows 7: How to change entries in the "System Configuration" window?

25 Feb 2014   #11

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

I do not have it in a fresh install of W7 in a virtual machine. Nor do I have it on any other W7 computer that I checked. See this thread: non-existent conime.exe wanting to be on start-up list - Microsoft Community

I recently came across an infection that hid itself from the Windows file Explorer in a way that I've not seen before. So, let's let the professionals that wrote Malwarebytes determine if any nasties can be found.

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25 Feb 2014   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I am running a FULL scan with MST right now and will follow this again with Malware - will post the results asap


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25 Feb 2014   #13

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

See: conime.exe | ThreatExpert statistics

You might also want to scan your system with Farbar System Recovery tool.

Download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) Click here
  1. Select the version that applies to your system: 32-bit OR 64-bit
  2. Click the Save button
    Default save location is your Downloads folder
    If the SmartFilter bar is presented, click the Actions button and click Don't Run (saves FRST but does not run it)
  3. Double-click FRST or FRST64 to launch the utility
    FRST is the 32-bit version / FRST64 is the 64-bit version
    1. Click the Yes button to confirm UAC
    2. Click the Yes button on the Warranty disclaimer window.
    3. Tick [a] all Whitelist checkboxes
    4. Tick [a] Addition.txt in the Optional scan list
  4. Click the Scan button to begin scanning.
  5. FRST creates two logs when the scan has finished, they are located in the same folder where FRST was launched
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26 Feb 2014   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

What is MST?
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26 Feb 2014   #15

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
What is MST?
Judging from the OP's system specs...
...I would say it was meant to be MSE.
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26 Feb 2014   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

You asked about how to remove startup programs using REGEDIT.

This will help to get rid of some of your startup programs.

As you install new programs onto a Windows computer at your home or office, some of these applications may add themselves to the startup list. As this list grows, your computer may appear to slow down, a consequence of so many programs running in the background. You can reduce the number of programs that auto-start by removing them from the startup entries in the Windows registry using Regedit. Editing the Windows registry manually can be risky, so you should always create a backup before you do this.

Step 1
Click "Start," then click "Run," enter "regedit" and click "Ok" for systems older than Windows 7. For Windows 7 systems, click "Start," type "regedit" in the search box and press "Enter."

Step 2
Back up your registry. Click "File," select "Export" and navigate to a location to save your backup. Click "Ok."

Step 3
Navigate to each of the following in this list of registry keys and delete any programs you do not wish to run at startup:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx

Step 4
Reboot your computer using a clean shutdown after you've made the desired changes.
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26 Feb 2014   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks I have already looked into this and deleted "some" suspicious entries (not too many !) and will leave for a few days to ensure we are still running.


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26 Feb 2014   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Ok here's the result of running FRST ....



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26 Feb 2014   #19

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Thanks jbd007,

I'm going to ask for help on this, there's a lot of things in the output that I'm not sure about.

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26 Feb 2014   #20
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

It looks like you have some 'adware' that may have been bundled with other programs that you downloaded.

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
  • The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.

I will need to look at this AdwCleaner .txt before advising you with what to do next. :)
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