Quick Launch wont stay "on" after reboot


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Dan

Greetings,

Recently, Quick Launch dissapeared after reboot. I can
always make it show, but it dissapears again after
restart. Quite annoying . . .

Can anyone shed some light?

Thanks a lot!
 
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Ramesh [MVP]

Hi Dan,

This is caused by a malware named BlazeFind. Open Registry Editor and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
In the right-pane, change the value of Userinit to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,"

Type the above value exactly as given, including the comma - exclude the quotes. Change the Path for Windows folder if installed in a different drive/directory.

Close Registry Editor and restart Windows. The Quick Launch settings should be retained now.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/gp/gpref.asp

Greetings,

Recently, Quick Launch dissapeared after reboot. I can
always make it show, but it dissapears again after
restart. Quite annoying . . .

Can anyone shed some light?

Thanks a lot!
 
G

Guest

Ramesh,

Thanks for the tip. It worked!! It's the second malware
I had to remove. First one was acting on my Outlook
Express - I couldn't see my emails.

The question is . . . do you know of a software that
detects malware? I'm running Norton Antivirus and . . .
it is obvious it doesn't find it!

Thanks a million again!

Dan

-----Original Message-----
Hi Dan,

This is caused by a malware named BlazeFind. Open
Registry Editor and navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVe rsion\Winlogon
In the right-pane, change the value of Userinit
to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,"
Type the above value exactly as given, including the
comma - exclude the quotes. Change the Path for Windows
folder if installed in a different drive/directory.
Close Registry Editor and restart Windows. The Quick
Launch settings should be retained now.
--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en- us/gp/gpref.asp

"Dan" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:bf2601c479d7$25daead0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
 
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Ramesh [MVP]

You're welcome Dan. All the three are the best spyware removers:

Lavasoft Ad-Aware - www.lavasoftusa.com
SpyBot S&D - http://www.safer-networking.org/
CWShredder : http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/CWShredder.exe

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/gp/gpref.asp

Ramesh,

Thanks for the tip. It worked!! It's the second malware
I had to remove. First one was acting on my Outlook
Express - I couldn't see my emails.

The question is . . . do you know of a software that
detects malware? I'm running Norton Antivirus and . . .
it is obvious it doesn't find it!

Thanks a million again!

Dan

-----Original Message-----
Hi Dan,

This is caused by a malware named BlazeFind. Open
Registry Editor and navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVe rsion\Winlogon
In the right-pane, change the value of Userinit
to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,"
Type the above value exactly as given, including the
comma - exclude the quotes. Change the Path for Windows
folder if installed in a different drive/directory.
Close Registry Editor and restart Windows. The Quick
Launch settings should be retained now.
--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en- us/gp/gpref.asp

"Dan" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:bf2601c479d7$25daead0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
 
G

Guest

Ramesh,

Thanks for the adware software. I've been running SpyBot
1.3 and Spy Sweeper for a while, but it seems
that "malware" got through and was not detected . . . Or
was detected and removed, but results (like the quick
launch bar) remained??

Dan
 
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Ramesh [MVP]

Yes. The latest definitions of Ad-aware does not remove this particular file, nor reset the registry entry.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/en-us/gp/gpref.asp

Ramesh,

Thanks for the adware software. I've been running SpyBot
1.3 and Spy Sweeper for a while, but it seems
that "malware" got through and was not detected . . . Or
was detected and removed, but results (like the quick
launch bar) remained??

Dan
 
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