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Unable to find elusive IRC in Win2K Pro

By patrissatech ·
Recently, one of my users wanted to know if her Win2K Pro notebook's sluggish and erratic performance was due to some programs that were running upon bootup. I determinied that cleaing out the Start Up folder, disk maintenance and a memory upgrade (64MB - 128MB) would alleviate most issues, but couldn't remove an Internet relay chat client named mIRC-I can't locate it in Start Up, Task Manager, Services, Add/Remove Programs or on the HDD. Where should I look?

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by CG IT In reply to Unable to find elusive IR ...

The Registry is a good place to look. You might want to try Regcleaner 4.3 [ http://www.vtoy.fi/jv16/shtml/software.shtml ]

It's a pretty good registry cleanup tool.

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by shmaltz In reply to Unable to find elusive IR ...

In the registry delete the keys that have an entry for mIRC at the following locations:
HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Run and Run Once.
HKLU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Run and Run Once.
HKDU/Software/Microsft/Windows/Current Version/Run and Run Once.
Not all of the above has a run once key.

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by smercier In reply to Unable to find elusive IR ...

c:\windows\system\task32.exe is the culprit. If c:\windows isn't your installation directory do a search for task32.exe. I bet you'll find the little *&^%

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