August 22nd, 2002, 10:21 PM
GStartup and Sytem Config Messages?
I recently had the W32Klez/h@MM and W32/Elkern.cav.c viruses and was able to get rid of them and get my virus software going again but...Now I get a couple of error messages at startup. "Problem with Shortcut....The shortcut 'GStartup.lnk' refers to a location that is unavailable. The location could be on a hard drive on this computer, on a network, or a different computer on your home network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or home network, and then try again." message and, "System Configuration Utility.....You are using the Selective Startup for troubleshooting your system." I cannot figure out how to get rid of these messages and any help would be appreciated. I have Windows ME, and use McAfee 6.0, and have a cable modem. I am able to use the web fine and the viruses seem to be gone because my friends are not getting mass emails and drilling me for it anymore. Thanks for any help in advance,,,,,,,Darnell34
August 22nd, 2002, 11:48 PM
darnell on the system config. box that comes up telling you this there should be a box for you to check that will keep it from telling you that each time you boot up
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August 23rd, 2002, 09:29 AM
I saw the check box for that, but will I still be using the selective startup? Thanks for the reply.
August 23rd, 2002, 11:08 AM
Until the offending program causing the problem is removed, you will continue to use 'selective startup'. There is no harm in that at all. Have you tried restore?
Last edited by tiberiuscan; August 23rd, 2002 at 11:10 AM.
August 23rd, 2002, 03:22 PM
Gstartup is Spyware (Gator)
Go to Start > Run, type msconfig, and look for lines containing the following entries on the Startup tab:
Gstartup, GMT, CMEsys, and Trickler.
Uncheck them, click OK, close Msconfig, and reboot.
End of error!
Now do this:
Download and install Ad-Aware . This is a program which scans your system for spyware/foistware.
After installing AAW, and before running the program, also download the Refupdate Utility.
This utility searches for, downloads and automatically installs the latest AAW reffile (the spyware definitions, so to speak).
Run the refupdate.exe installation file, and once installed, go to Start Menu>Programs, find the Lavasoft Refupdate entry and run it.
Click connect; it will open a connection to the internet to check and update the current signature file.
When that's completed open Ad-aware, look at the bottom left corner, it should now say "Signature file in use: "038-16.08.2002".
Then have your drives and registry scanned for spyware, check all found files and reg keys, hit 'backup', then click continue, and have them all removed.
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