error messeage on screen before every start up

  [email protected] 23:05 21 Sep 2003
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the message i get is openme.exe it appears every time i switch my comp on and tells me that the search for this openme.exe cant be found and to check my spelling and try again how do i stop it appearing on my screen

  Jester2K II 23:13 21 Sep 2003

click here

You've had a trojan or virus on your pc and removed it?

Start Menu, type "MSConfig" and hit enter (no quotes), on the StartUp tab find the entry that list the program openme.exe and uncheck it to stop it running that command.

  JIM 23:20 21 Sep 2003

or possibly,

http: //support.microsoft.com/?kbid=810981


CAUSE

This behavior occurs if the W32.DSS.Trojan program is installed on your computer. This Trojan Horse-style program inserts a Web page onto the computer that starts in a hidden Internet Explorer window. The W32.DSS.Trojan is typically contained in an e-mail attachment that is named Openme.exe.

Also

The regedit line to check is:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

it should be just "Shell\Reg_SZ\Explorer.exe"
it was


"Shell\Reg_SZ\Explorer.exe openme.exe".

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