mshta.exe problems

  Dougster800 18:04 16 Sep 2004

When trying to set up XP pro (sp2) user accounts to function with the 'fast user switching' option, Mcafee detects mshta.exe 'suspicious script' and will not let the tick box to remain checked.

The script is attempting to call the 'RegRead' method within the IWshShell3 object.

Is there anyway around this?


  wx622 18:47 16 Sep 2004

Run SFC from the command line

Goto Start, Run, type cmd, type sfc /scannow

(you will need your Windows CD)

This should check the system file, and McAfee should not detect it anymore.

  stalion 18:47 16 Sep 2004

info here click here and scan here click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:53 16 Sep 2004

Process Name: Microsoft HTML Application Host

mshta.exe is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System which is needed to execute .HTA files. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.

Author: Microsoft Corp.
Part Of: Microsoft Windows Operating System

System Process: No
Virus: No
Spyware: No
Background Process: No
Uses Network: No
Hardware Related: No

Can be used by viruses to cause damage to your software and data. If your firewall or antivirus software is warning you that MSHTA.exe is trying to connect to the Internet, there could be a problem.

Update and Run your Virus prog

  Dougster800 19:11 16 Sep 2004

I have ran Mcafee, AVG and the link above with no problems virus wise.

It just seems that this .exe doesn't like the 'change the way uses log on or off' task.

I have also been advised to change the app. that opens the .hta (notepad) but I couldn't access in the 'choose program' option.

I did change it to 'word' but User Accounts wouldn't open at all.

  stalion 19:17 16 Sep 2004

run the utility I have posted for you if it finds the problem it should re-name it

  Dougster800 19:40 16 Sep 2004

Stalion, I did.

It didn't

  stalion 20:01 16 Sep 2004

have you tried running adaware?

  Dougster800 20:06 16 Sep 2004

Ad Aware, Spybot the lot!!!

mshta.exe is a windows file!!!!

  Dougster800 20:06 16 Sep 2004

Ad Aware, Spybot the lot!!!

mshta.exe is a windows file!!!!

  stalion 20:45 16 Sep 2004

yes it is a windows file but you have a dialler useing it which is causing your problem

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