'dumpreg' has apeared in my start up list

  Corringdon 12:57 21 Oct 2005

After several failed boots my machine started as normal. On checking my start up files in 'msconfig' I find an item called 'dumpreg O -k' is present whereas it was not before. The file is located in the Windows System 32 folder under the name 'dumpreg' and is listed as a Microsoft file. It is also listed in the registry under SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run.
I can find no trace of the file through Microsoft's knowledge base. Google shows various listings some of which refer to hackers. My OS is XP Home and I am running McAfee Internet Security 2005 and Microsoft Anti-Spyware.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

  xania 13:03 21 Oct 2005

I have found some legitimate references to software that may have been installed:

click here
click here

I also found a number of reference sites simply by typing <dumpreg> into a search engine.

  Corringdon 13:29 21 Oct 2005

Sorry xania but I mis-typed the file name. It is 'dumprep' and not 'dumpreg'.

  Corringdon 13:31 21 Oct 2005

Apologies to all. I have now found out it is indeed a system file. That makes me a doughnut for not being able to read my own writing.

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