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For the past several days my dial-up connections has been extremely slow & I just discovered why. Something has serruptiously added a downloading program to my PC that automatically loads each time I boot. It doesn't seem to be downloading anything but it sure hogs resources trying.

I'm not finding anything in Control Panel's Add/Delete program list that doesn't belong there.

I can see it running in the Close Program Option of Win 98 (using ctrl+alt+ del). It appears as "Downloading software..." and I can close it using the end task function (it takes several times).

I've scanned for viruses and Norton says I'm clean.

Anybody else run into this or any suggestions how to stop it from loading and preferrably delete it from my system.

OS: win98
Browser: IE 5.1 and Netscape 4.77
Anti-virus: Norton

What other info does anyone need to help?
 

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Sorry! Forgot to tell you I already looked at msconfig and couldn't find anything out-of-the-ordinary there.

I wish I could tell you the name of the program...that's the real problem I don't know what program is loading.

I will check out some of the spyware programs and let you know.

Thanks! I remain open to additional suggestions and input.

One other piece of info. sometimes when I press ctrl+alt+del it shows up as "resuming download of software"

Any suggestions on where to look in registry for this software?
 

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Update:

Downloaded and installed Ad-aware. The scan did not provide any new info.

I use Windows Washer daily to eliminate all but a select few cookies.

Hoping for additional suggestions!
 

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Good Thought!

I loaded IE from a CD....but your thought maybe on the right track...perhaps some other program did not finish downloading...I have a child who uses the PC and visits Disney...god only knows what she downloads.

If I have an unfinished download, how do I abort/cancel it when I don't know which program is involved?
 

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Hi ragnar50,theres a new piece of spyware out there called Transponder.Fro what a read about it,it can beat zone alarm,and ad-aware.To check if you have this,go to Start>Run>type in regedit>Under the Hkey/Local/machine/Software/look for Transponder.Let us know if its there.
 

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Ok,thats good.BTW,its just Transponder,not transponder.fro.Thats my fault throu,was starting a new line and spelled from wrong.Lets see what you have running at start up.Go to Start>Run.type in Msinfo32>Click on software enviroment>then startup programs>click edit>select all>copy>and paste the results back here.
 

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Adobe Gamma Loader.exe Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe"
MultiPASS Background Startup Group C:\MPASS\MPSERVER.EXE
Pagis Tool Bar Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Pagis for MultiPASS\launchbar.exe"
NetTurbo Startup Group "C:\Program Files\SharewareOnline.com\NetTurbo\NetTurbo.exe" /startup
Data LifeGuard LifeLine Lite installer Startup Group C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\ins1.TMP\DLGLI.EXE /NoIntervention
Data LifeGuard Common Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Data LifeGuard\8263142\Program\backWeb-8263142.exe" -startup
Washer Registry (Per-User Run) C:\Program Files\Washer\washer.exe /0
ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
EM_EXEC Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\LOGITECH\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
NAV DefAlert Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\DEFALERT.EXE
Norton Auto-Protect Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
AdaptecDirectCD Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
Norton eMail Protect Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\POPROXY.EXE
FinePrint Dispatcher v4 Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\fpdisp4a.exe
ScriptBlocking Registry (Machine Service) "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg


Beach 51: I don't anything suspicious. Do you?


I have a meeting to attend and will be away from my PC for a couple hours but will check in on my return.

Thanks for your continuing help.

Ragnar50
 

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First,you have to many programs running at startup.Go to this site and see what you need and dont need at startup.

http://rselby98.go2click.com/windows.html

If you want to try and see what program is causeing the problem,i think its probably BackWeb,but looking at the programs it looks like BackWeb is part of Life Guard.I throught they where two different programs.Go to the startup in Msconfig,and take the check mark out of that program(or if it is 2 programs)do both of them,click apply,ok then re-boot,see if the problem goes away.You will still have access to these programs,but they wont run at startup.That goes for all the other programs you have running,when you check out that site above,remove as much as possable from the startup,and you'll see a big differance in your system resourses.
 

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Hi, how about a program that may be trying to auto update(not yet called spyware)lots of legit apps have this feature. If you don't have a personal firewall, that may help you track down the culprit.(zonealarm is good). Good luck.

Check this out. http://enterprise.cnet.com/enterprise/0-9563-7-4721899.html?tag=subdir

quote from 2nd page

"In addition, when the agents misbehave, as did the one in Intuit's QuickBooks, they can really drag down performance: Intuit's agent was designed to run at predefined intervals ranging from once a day to once a week when the computer was connected to the Web. However, a bug in the code caused it to run as often as once an hour."
 
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