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MSCONFIG startup entries questionable

by tomron / December 31, 2004 12:13 PM PST

I have two entries in the msconfig startup "carpserv and mobsync",I checked them out at http://www.sysinfo.org/ in the startup quick search box,The results I get say spyware,adware,and such.Should I remove these,and if so,how.
Thanks,
Tom

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Check this out
by Tufenuf / December 31, 2004 8:47 PM PST

tomron, Here's what I found.

X CARPserver CARPserver.exe Added by the BANKER-AN TROJAN!
U CARPservice carpserv.exe Associated with Zoltrix modems - enables the internal modem speaker, allowing you to listen to the dial-up sounds for example
U CARPservice carpserv.exe Associated with Zoltrix modems - enables the internal modem speaker, allowing you to listen to the dial-up sounds for example


N mobsync mobsync.exe MS Syncrhonization Manager - updates the network copy of materials that were edited offline, such as documents, calendars, and e-mail messages
N mobsync mobsync.exe MS Syncrhonization Manager - updates the network copy of materials that were edited offline, such as documents, calendars, and e-mail messages
X MOBSYNC32.EXE mobsync32.exe Added by the FINERO TROJAN!
X MOBSYNC32.EXE mobsync32.exe Added by the FINERO TROJAN!
N Synchronization Manager mobsync.exe Find more information about its use here
N Synchronization Manager mobsync.exe Find more information about its use here

If you have a Zoltrix modem carpserv is a legitimate entry.

mobsync also appears to be legitimate.

I did this search at the link below.

http://startup.iamnotageek.com/

Happy New Year,
Tufenuf

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msconfig startup entries
by tomron / December 31, 2004 10:01 PM PST
In reply to: Check this out

Hi Tufenuf,
What I don't understand is why it says added by Trojan and the modem I have is a Motorola.
Thanks,
Tom

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Here's some info
by Tufenuf / December 31, 2004 10:35 PM PST

tomron, If you notice that the Trojan entry is spelled "CARPserver CARPserver.exe" and the modem entries are spelled "CARPservice carpserv.exe".

I would think that the carpserv entry you have in MSCONFIG is for your modem even though it's a Motorola.

If you want just uncheck it in MSCONFIG and restart your computer and see if the modem is working. You may not hear the dial-up sounds and if you want to hear them just go back into MSCONFIG and checkmark it again and restart your computer. It won't hurt to try.

Tufenuf

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My connection is...
by tomron / December 31, 2004 10:40 PM PST
In reply to: Here's some info

cable,still OK to try what you suggested?
Thanks,
Tom
P.S. What you are saying is their is no spyware,trojan,or whatever.

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Are you having any problems?
by Tufenuf / December 31, 2004 10:57 PM PST
In reply to: My connection is...

tomron, Are you having any problems with your computer? As I stated uncheck the carpserv enty in MSCONFIG and restart your computer. If the modem doesn't work after doing this just go back into MSCONFIG and checkmark the carpserv entry and restart your computer. It won't harm anything but if you wish to not do it just leave it as it is.

Tufenuf

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RE:Carpserv
by tomron / January 1, 2005 1:35 AM PST

Hi Tufenuf,
I unchecked Carpserve>rebooted>then I got this message" you have the system configuration utility to make changes to the way windows start.

The system configuration utility is currently in diagnostic or selective startup mode,causing this message to be displayed and the the utility to run everytime windows start.

Choose the the normal startup mode on the general tab to start windows normally and undo the changes you made using the system configuration utility".
Do you have any idea what this means,and should I leave carpserve unchecked?
Thanks,
Tom

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Here's my recommendation
by Tufenuf / January 1, 2005 2:01 AM PST
In reply to: RE:Carpserv

Tom, If you unchecked carpserve and your modem is working fine you can leave it unchecked in MSCONFIG. As far as that message all you have to do is when it appears the next time you restart your computer just checkmatk the small box that says "do not show this etc. again" and it won't appear anymore. Doing what you did (starting in selective mode) will not harm your computer. Did unchecking the carpserve eliminate the dialup noise?

Tufenuf

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There is no dialup...
by tomron / January 1, 2005 4:31 AM PST

noise since I have cable.It just seemed strange that when I first checked MOBSYNC AND CARPSERVE that it indicated there was spyware,adware,and trojan.
Thanks for your help,
Tom

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