unwanted startup programs (in Off-topic)

Flamey October 5 2009 6:55 PM EDT

The other day I had a file trying to start on startup. I have a program (WinPatrol) that shows me what's on startup and if something tries to add itself to the list for startup program. I had to go into safe mode with command prompt to delete it. All was fine till today (so a few days) and I get another program doing it. They're not programs really, just DLLs.

upubiberer.dll (first one)
abomodoruvoz.dll (second one)

Neither of them reveal any results on google which is a little frightening. My program keeps asking me if I approve of this addition to startup list.

1st one disappeared after being deleted, but if this trend continues I don't want to go into safe mode every few days to fix it. I ran a virus scan and a spyware scan using Avira AntiVir (free) and SUPER antispyware (free) last time.

Sickone October 5 2009 8:42 PM EDT

Yeah, very high chances you got a virus.

Try AVG and AdAware too, maybe they'll turn something up.

Burton October 5 2009 8:47 PM EDT

Spybot Search & Destroy
Advanced System Care

Try all those, work great for me.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] October 5 2009 8:52 PM EDT

When you absolutely need to see everything and anything that starts when your computer starts, download and run Autoruns.

Unappreciated Misnomer October 5 2009 8:57 PM EDT

all hope is lost, give into formatting :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 5 2009 9:05 PM EDT

perhaps google something regarding randomly named dll's. they strike me as random names due to the fact that they have a vowel consonant repeating pattern.

TheHatchetman October 5 2009 10:06 PM EDT

"I ran a virus scan and a spyware scan using Avira AntiVir (free) and SUPER antispyware (free) last time."

So you do everything nov says when it comes to keeping your computer healthy too, eh? I used to use Spybot S&D and AVG til nov suggested those two when I had a run in with Vundo (omg what a pain that was. took two weeks and like 6 different programs to get rid of it and I'm still not absolutely sure i did. Though thanks the SAS and CCleaner, if it is still around, it's a lot less noticable.)...

Demigod October 5 2009 10:39 PM EDT

HijackThis can help, but only if you're comfortable using it.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] October 6 2009 12:47 AM EDT

Flamey, try coming into chat sometime when I'm there. When you have random dll's being registered or running, then you have a virus.

Nehemiah October 6 2009 2:18 AM EDT

you can shut a lot of programs down that start on startup by using msconfig, its built into win98, xp.

or if your running me/2000, you can download it.

click start, then select run, then type "msconfig" this will bring up a tool, that will allow you to disable any programs that are starting up. should work for most, i try and keep my starts clear, nothing starts up except a ram freeing program that i downloaded myself.

also another good program is called "process terminator", it shows me all programs running, but it also shuts down like 99% of programs, and it does it fast, instantly. Also shows the location of programs, and can open the folder their located in. i would avoid deleting anything in your window systems files unless your 100% sure you know what your doing.

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Brakke Bres [Ow man] October 6 2009 6:21 AM EDT

"I would avoid deleting anything in your window systems files unless your 100% sure you know what your doing."

Most viruses and spyware hide in that folder, but they also hide in the temp folder. So find the temp folder and delete everything in that one too.

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] October 6 2009 6:33 AM EDT

Xoftspy and Stopzilla have been great at catching things like this for me adding in System Mechanic Pro 9.0 is Icing on the Cake what one doesn't catch the other one does. So far no big problems as these programs catch 99% of everything I have come across. I of course go to their perspective sites and have them scan my comp once a week and they catch whatever the programs miss.

dup October 6 2009 7:13 AM EDT

if you go to "run" and type in "msconfig" go to the startup tab..it shows you what programs run when your computer starts. just remove the ones you know for sure you dont need...try to resist tinkering with anything else.. make sure you have selective startup activated on the main tab. Remember..dont mess with anything else unless you know what you are doing.

Flamey October 10 2009 4:18 AM EDT

Okay, I went to a link G_Beee gave me. I follow steps of clearing registry, optimising registry and running a scan with malwarebytes' antimalware. It picked up on things and for some reason avira picked up on them simulataneously. There were no visible effects when I had them, but 4 different things were found. So I think my defence was good at preventing things from running

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