At Startup a cmd and temp window open...

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  1. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    Every time one of our computers is started, two windows appear immediately after the start up is finished.

    One is cmd window, and the other is a Win notice... there is not now and has never been avast installed on this computer.

    It is not a real problem, because one simple mouse click will remove it, but especially as it is something from avast, I would like to remove its cause....

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  2. DukiSync

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    Check startup items with CCleaner. When you see something like "AvastAntivirusWorldwide.exe" disable it with CCleaner...
     
  3. ThomasMann

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    Thanks, but... No, never appeared there
     
  4. DukiSync

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    Check startup items with MS "Autoruns". When you see something like "Avast..." disable it with Autoruns...
    Also scan computer for viruses...
     
  5. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    check in registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run :)
     
  6. ThomasMann

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    #6 ThomasMann, May 31, 2019
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    negative... no entry... scanned with every available AV program....
    But autoruns shows an entry for cmd:

    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\AlternateShell
     
  7. ThomasMann

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    both negative....
     
  8. Joe C

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    #9 Joe C, May 31, 2019
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  9. ThomasMann

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    If there were a substitiute for ccleaner, I would have dumped it long ago. But I prefer the cookie white list it offers, and its otherwise good job. I also use an old version, one from the days before Avast bought it and began abusing it as data supplier. And no, this started at no particular moment, and as it can be stopped with a single mouse click, it is not a real problem, but I like to understand what goes on.
    This particular computer is a fujitsu lifebook, and it has the exact same setup as the other two, same 7Ulti install DVD, same applications, same version of ccleaner... The other two computers had Avast installed back in the good old days, the one with the problem never did.
     
  10. coleoptere2007

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    then it is a virus
     
  11. ThomasMann

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    With a little bit of actually thinking, it is very clear that it is NO virus...
     
  12. ThomasMann

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    This Fujitsu has then identical set up as my desk top, and there the problem does not exist.
    ALso de-installing ccleaner, also makes no difference...
     
  13. DukiSync

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    Check again startups with MS Autoruns:

    Look for instances with "non existing files" (yellow color)
    Look for instances with suspicious publisher (Avast, or not specified)
    Check startup *.bat files especially in "Scheduled tasks", check in text editor if they contain "AvastAntivirusWorldwide.exe" or something similar...
    ...
     
  14. Michaela Joy

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    Press the "Start" button on the task bar to open the context menu. On the left side, on top of the search edit field there's
    a button (really a link) called "All Programs". Click it until you see the folder list.

    Look for a folder called "Startup". If there's something in there, then delete it and try rebooting again. :)
     
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  15. ThomasMann

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    #18 ThomasMann, Jun 2, 2019
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    Thank you, but I did that, and more than once. No avast, no .bat, no scheduled tasks.
    There is one item cmdm in autoruns, but it is not only white, c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe
     
  16. ThomasMann

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    Thank you, but its empty....
     
  17. Joe C

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    #20 Joe C, Jun 3, 2019
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    With Auto Runs, look in the "Log On" tab and see if there's Avast, CCleaner or anything related from there. You must have it set to use Admin privileges in order for Auto Runs to work. Uncheck anything you find
     
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