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XP runs cmd.exe in dos window?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blackhead, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. blackhead

    blackhead Flightless Bird

    When I boot up Windows XP, it gets to showing the desktop, but the a
    Dos window pops up that tells me it's running cmd.exe from the sys32
    directory , before disappearing again. I don't recall it ever doing
    this before, so is it normal, but I've never noticed before?
     
  2. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    blackhead wrote:
    > When I boot up Windows XP, it gets to showing the desktop, but the a
    > Dos window pops up that tells me it's running cmd.exe from the sys32
    > directory , before disappearing again. I don't recall it ever doing
    > this before, so is it normal, but I've never noticed before?




    No , not normal

    unless it's a one time occurrence after installing some software

    something is being run...possibly malware

    You should investigate what's going on
     
  3. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

    From: "blackhead" <larryharson@softhome.net>

    | When I boot up Windows XP, it gets to showing the desktop, but the a
    | Dos window pops up that tells me it's running cmd.exe from the sys32
    | directory , before disappearing again. I don't recall it ever doing
    | this before, so is it normal, but I've never noticed before?

    There is no DOS in WinXP.

    CMD.EXE is the advanced batch interpreter of Windows XP and emulates DOS.

    There is a BAT file that ran at boot up causing CMD.EXE to be executed and ran that batch
    process thus the command prompt console windows you saw.

    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "blackhead" <larryharson@softhome.net> wrote in message
    news:422df347-e97c-4d52-bd9b-49316f1249ec@d27g2000yqf.googlegroups.com...
    > When I boot up Windows XP, it gets to showing the desktop, but the a
    > Dos window pops up that tells me it's running cmd.exe from the sys32
    > directory , before disappearing again. I don't recall it ever doing
    > this before, so is it normal, but I've never noticed before?


    Have a look at your two Startup folders, or else examine the items under the
    Startup tab under msconfig.exe.
     

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