"Sink" messages at login



D-Rider
07-10-2005, 02:26 AM
Hello,

Recently the antivirus program on my Windows XP PC caught and deleted a
backdoor trojan. Since then, every time I boot the machine and log in I
receive a message on my desktop which reads: "sink started at 08:03 AM sink
stopped at 08:03 AM". I am pretty confident that this is only a flag
resulting from the initial contact from the trojan. My defs are updated, and
reveal nothing from a full system scan.

My question is: has anyone else seen this message, and is there a way to
clear it from the system? (maybe through a registry edit or similar action?).
I can find absolutely no information on this condition from any source.

Any advice is appreciated.

uuk
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
You don't mention your AV program. Go to their website and search for the
term.
Start/open/run and type services .msc. See if there is something similar to
the message in services and configure/troubleshoot from there.
Also I found this which may be helpful.
http://www.fileresearchcenter.com/R/RSMSINK.EXE-2747.html

"D-Rider" <D-Rider@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CADCB10B-54D6-41BC-977A-4C03D89951C0@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> Recently the antivirus program on my Windows XP PC caught and deleted a
> backdoor trojan. Since then, every time I boot the machine and log in I
> receive a message on my desktop which reads: "sink started at 08:03 AM
> sink
> stopped at 08:03 AM". I am pretty confident that this is only a flag
> resulting from the initial contact from the trojan. My defs are updated,
> and
> reveal nothing from a full system scan.
>
> My question is: has anyone else seen this message, and is there a way to
> clear it from the system? (maybe through a registry edit or similar
> action?).
> I can find absolutely no information on this condition from any source.
>
> Any advice is appreciated.
>
>
>


"Sink" messages at login