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By flight_lieutenant ·
Hey there all, I have had a problem with a key in my registry that wont seem to fix. The problem lies in:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\c6rncf1.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\c6rncf1.exe /k

I have tried deleting the file manually but I know that deleting keys in HLM doesnt work. I have also tried variable software registry programs such as norton utilities and registry mechanic. Please could anyone help me with this problem,

Cheers - Simon

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by HereInOz In reply to Registry Problem

I am not sure, Simon, but somewhere in the back of my memory the word Virus is ticking away.

I reckon the virus writes this file and the registry entry to load itself next boot up, and even if you delete it, it will be put back there at shut down.

I could be horribly wrong and I can't recall the particular offender, but I would start looking at that or spyware, or a trojan.

Have you scanned the system with either Spybot or Ad-aware? That might show something.

Hope this helps a bit, and sorry I can't pull more info to mind.

If I wake up at 2:00 am with the information going around in my head, I will post it here.

cheers,

Alan.

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by flight_lieutenant In reply to Registry Problem

Hey Alan, thanks for your reply, well I have tried using Ad-Aware SE and it doesn't pick it up. I also have Zonelabs Anit-Virus but that doesn't pick it up either! Although it doesn't seem to be effecting my computer, an annoying little window keeps popping up saying the error. The only way I could think of getting rid of it is by formatting the hard drive (probably an extreme idea but may be the only option!)

Cheers - Simon

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by dustyD In reply to Registry Problem

Examine file properties to get a clue of other names. If you are sure it is not legit, then search registry for other entries with the same name.

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IN addition you may want to try downloading Process Explorer, mentioned here at PCWorld for free.
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,23780,00.asp

It will tell you more about the process, including what app launched it.

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by hrhold1 In reply to Registry Problem

sounds like 'virus'. ZoneAlarm is great but you may want to try AVG from Grisoft. (www.Grisoft.com) totally free and updated regularly. Once you fix the problem with whatever works, use 'System Mechanic's' registry backup utility to be able to restore your system to a stable state. Also, ZoneAlarm and other virus fighting utilities post a 'files list' that viruses add to your Operating system. Very helpful should you have to remove them manually.
Good luck..H

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by markcconcept In reply to Registry Problem

Try Spybot Search and Destroy, alongside Adaware, (there's a second edition out now). Make a note of the registry entries that Spybot discovers, do a 'fix problem' then re-boot in Safe Mode. Do a Regedit, (save the existing registry to somewhere you can find it easily) and manually delete those keys.
Then re-boot normally. Run Spybot and Adaware again. That SHOULD resolve the problem.

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