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Old 01-16-05, 10:12
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Default msconfig.exe\auto????

Long story but I had some problems installing my new wireless mouse with Windows XP sp2. Finally got it loaded but when I ran my hijack this log it had the following entry.
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto

What is this? I searched Google and still did not get a good answer. Some said to keep it and some to let hijack this fix it but no one said what it was. Does anyone know?
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Old 01-16-05, 10:22
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Default Re: msconfig.exe\auto????

I have heard of this being a variant of the CoolWebSearch trojan but I think in your situation it should be ok, Wouldnt be a bad idea to start with this sticky thread just in case READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

Also, I would go ahead and remove that entry from HJT.
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Default Re: msconfig.exe\auto????

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Long story but I had some problems installing my new wireless mouse with Windows XP sp2. Finally got it loaded but when I ran my hijack this log it had the following entry.
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto

What is this? I searched Google and still did not get a good answer. Some said to keep it and some to let hijack this fix it but no one said what it was. Does anyone know?
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It means you are booting up using msconfig to control some aspect of what is being loaded at startup.

Click Start, Run, and enter msconfig and click OK.

On the General tab select Normal Startup. Now reboot and check your HJT log to see if that line is gone.
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Thanks...I'll try that.
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Ok! Let me know if you have any problems!
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