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Looping string in command prompt window at startup

by deengo / December 24, 2008 9:34 AM PST

Hello all,

I get the following message string in the command prompt window at startup. My computer used to get the blue screen before I used the recovery disc, now I get this. Am I dealing with some sort of trojan or virus? PLS HELP!

>>>>>>>>>>>

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>ECHO 24/12/2008 19:04:55.29 Loop
22: State in RunOnceThese 1>>c:\system.sav\logs\pininst_chk.log

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>c:\system.sav\util\SLEEP 10

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>SET /A count=count+1

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>IF 23 EQU 90 GOTO TimeOut

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>GOTO Loop

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>FIND /I "CurrentState=RunThese" c
:\system.sav\util\pininst.ini

---------- C:\SYSTEM.SAV\UTIL\PININST.INI

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>IF 1 EQU 0 GOTO RunThese

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>ECHO 24/12/2008 19:05:05.39 Loop
23: State in RunOnceThese 1>>c:\system.sav\logs\pininst_chk.log

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>c:\system.sav\util\SLEEP 10

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>SET /A count=count+1

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>IF 24 EQU 90 GOTO TimeOut

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>GOTO Loop

C:\Documents and Settings\Gorex.PC986547193201>FIND /I "CurrentState=RunThese" c
:\system.sav\util\pininst.ini
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Why not?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2008 9:56 PM PST

Use a tool like STARTUPCPL or HIJACKTHIS (find with google) to find and disable this startup item?

As to cause, I find most know what they did but may not want to reveal P2P or other use. There's a lot of MALWARE out there too.
Bob

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the only new thing i recall doing.....
by deengo / December 25, 2008 3:52 AM PST
In reply to: Why not?

is a CNET download of a free keystroke logger, which I uninstalled after a couple of days. Could this have compromised my system?

Thanks for the earlier response.....I will look up those applications you recommended

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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 25, 2008 4:12 AM PST
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