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Strange files in XP Startup

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Just checking my XP startup list to see if there's anything I can uncheck. I found these two items, and I can't find any information about them on the internet. And that worries me. I do have full McAfee running, virus, firewall, etc., etc. These are the files:


They are in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

I'm not exactly a geek, so go easy on me, please! :)

Thanks for your help.
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I can't find anything about them either,but you could try unchecking them to see if anything stops working.Strictly speaking,you don't really have to have anything in startup.
The only things I allow to start on bootup on my machine are my anti virus and firewall.
Just in case,I would do an online scan of the system from:
You also need to download a good Spyware and Trojan Removal program.

Spybot Search and Destroy:

This will also protect your home page from being hijacked.


With any of the above three programs, just like with Anti-Virus software, should have the latest updates installed before doing a scan.



Programs that can help prevent getting infected:

Spyware Blaster

Spyware Guard
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I did uncheck them, and don't see any difference.

I run McAfee Anti-virus, firewall, spam killer, and privacy service. Do you recommend spybot and the rest of them on top of what I've already got?

Thanks again. :up:
Typically I run all those programs. Have yet to see a single one catch everything.
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