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What antivirus are you using? How about any other protection, like spyware, firewall, etc.? I answered one of your other posts, and it appears that you somehow got the attention of several destructive processes.
I have seen this type of problem occur with another PC. Even though the virus is gone, it planted a reference in your startup configuration to call that file on opening Windows. Therefore, Windows goes and tries to open it each time it starts.
The file needs to be removed from startu process - and NO you do not have to reformat. Go to the Start button and select Run. Type in msconfig and hit OK. This brings up a window titled System Configuration Utility. Click on the Startup tab at the far right. You will see a list of all programs that are automatically being called to open at Windows startup, and all that are active are checked. In that list you will find the file that is being mentioned in the dialog box. Click on the checkbox to clear the checkmark to disable. (It would probably be a good idea to check the others listed and make sure you recognize them, and they are all actually items you want to run at startup.) Then click OK, which will close the window. Restart and the message should not appear again.
You can also search for the file name just to make sure that it is really gone, and I would use some part of it with an *, e.g., SSCI*.* in the search, as many of these types of malware will alter their own names as they go in an attempt to avoid being eradicated by antivirus software. (It should be gone, since Windows is telling you it can't find it at startup - but there could be a related, slightly renamed version lying there unidentified yet.)
By the way, a google on that file name gave me only one result, which was a forum post unlike yours, and no virus definition files seem to include it. In regard to defrag, no, this should not have any relationship to a defrag process. What diskeeper program are you using, and have you tried the basic MS defrag process? If it won't work, often it is because the hard drive does not have enough free space. However, that is a separate issue which we can deal with more fully in another session - let's make sure your startup irritation is gone first!
Please let me know how this goes, and if you receive a dialog box from Windows re the startup process when it restarts, I will help you understand this. It will require downloading, installing, and running Windows Defender (one more way MS makes sure they get their products on our machines).
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Posted on May 04, 2008
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