MyDocuments folder opens after logon



Kris M
07-10-2005, 01:36 AM
Nothing is present in startup folder OR system variables that triggers open
of explore.exe yet each time a friend starts up his pc with XP on it this
program runs and the My Documents folder is opened. Any suggestions on how
to stop this annoyance?
TIA,
KM

Kris M
07-10-2005, 01:36 AM
I hate replying to my own post but i found out that my next step should be
to search for entries on the run sections of the registry. Correct?
TIAA
Kris

"Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Nothing is present in startup folder OR system variables that triggers
> open of explore.exe yet each time a friend starts up his pc with XP on it
> this program runs and the My Documents folder is opened. Any suggestions
> on how to stop this annoyance?
> TIA,
> KM
>

WTC
07-10-2005, 01:36 AM
"Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:%23V39QwdfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>I hate replying to my own post but i found out that my next step should
>be to search for entries on the run sections of the registry. Correct?
> TIAA
> Kris
>
> "Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%23zwFWcdfFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Nothing is present in startup folder OR system variables that
>> triggers open of explore.exe yet each time a friend starts up his pc
>> with XP on it this program runs and the My Documents folder is
>> opened. Any suggestions on how to stop this annoyance?
>> TIA,
>> KM
>>
>
>

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_mydocs.htm

Scroll down till you find "My Documents Folder Opens Upon Boot"

[Courtesy of Kelly's Theriot, MVP]

--
William

River_Rat
07-10-2005, 01:36 AM
Yep Kris you are getting the hang of it.
Here is where you need to look
..
My Documents Folder - Opens Upon Boot' under [M]
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm

Also notice that there is a trojan that can cause this.

--
Good Day
River Rat




"Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:%23V39QwdfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
I hate replying to my own post but i found out that my next step should be
to search for entries on the run sections of the registry. Correct?
TIAA
Kris

"Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:%23zwFWcdfFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Nothing is present in startup folder OR system variables that triggers
> open of explore.exe yet each time a friend starts up his pc with XP on it
> this program runs and the My Documents folder is opened. Any suggestions
> on how to stop this annoyance?
> TIA,
> KM
>

Kris M
07-10-2005, 01:37 AM
Ok heres a bit more on the issue..
Today i ran a complete virus scan, aol sypware scan, and downloaded a
sypware scanner from cnet. Cleaned 243 files from the pc. I also went
through every possible registry entry and could find no malicious or
explore.exe entry. i cleared the temp internet file cache and went as far a
doing a system restore back as far as i could to no avail. The irritating my
Documents folder sill opens on startup.. any suggestions on a next course of
action?
Kris


"River_Rat" <nospam@nospam> wrote in message
news:11c98i52ho0k56b@corp.supernews.com...
> Yep Kris you are getting the hang of it.
> Here is where you need to look
> .
> My Documents Folder - Opens Upon Boot' under [M]
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
>
> Also notice that there is a trojan that can cause this.
>
> --
> Good Day
> River Rat
>
>
>
>
> "Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%23V39QwdfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> I hate replying to my own post but i found out that my next step should be
> to search for entries on the run sections of the registry. Correct?
> TIAA
> Kris
>
> "Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%23zwFWcdfFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Nothing is present in startup folder OR system variables that triggers
>> open of explore.exe yet each time a friend starts up his pc with XP on it
>> this program runs and the My Documents folder is opened. Any suggestions
>> on how to stop this annoyance?
>> TIA,
>> KM
>>
>
>
>

Ricky
07-10-2005, 01:37 AM
Have a look here..
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_mydocsopens.htm

"Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:%23yKonKpfFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| Ok heres a bit more on the issue..
| Today i ran a complete virus scan, aol sypware scan, and downloaded
a
| sypware scanner from cnet. Cleaned 243 files from the pc. I also
went
| through every possible registry entry and could find no malicious or
| explore.exe entry. i cleared the temp internet file cache and went
as far a
| doing a system restore back as far as i could to no avail. The
irritating my
| Documents folder sill opens on startup.. any suggestions on a next
course of
| action?
| Kris
|
|
| "River_Rat" <nospam@nospam> wrote in message
| news:11c98i52ho0k56b@corp.supernews.com...
| > Yep Kris you are getting the hang of it.
| > Here is where you need to look
| > .
| > My Documents Folder - Opens Upon Boot' under [M]
| > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
| >
| > Also notice that there is a trojan that can cause this.
| >
| > --
| > Good Day
| > River Rat
| >
| >
| >
| >
| > "Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
| > news:%23V39QwdfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > I hate replying to my own post but i found out that my next step
should be
| > to search for entries on the run sections of the registry.
Correct?
| > TIAA
| > Kris
| >
| > "Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
| > news:%23zwFWcdfFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| >> Nothing is present in startup folder OR system variables that
triggers
| >> open of explore.exe yet each time a friend starts up his pc with
XP on it
| >> this program runs and the My Documents folder is opened. Any
suggestions
| >> on how to stop this annoyance?
| >> TIA,
| >> KM
| >>
| >
| >
| >
|
|

Kris M
07-10-2005, 01:37 AM
And adding this regisrty key will work? What type of key does it add? I am
just wanting to know because i would prefer to add it manually instead of
doing it with a script for my own knowledge and practice.
Thanks,
Kris

"Ricky" <rsjoiner@no_spambellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> Have a look here..
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_mydocsopens.htm
>
> "Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%23yKonKpfFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | Ok heres a bit more on the issue..
> | Today i ran a complete virus scan, aol sypware scan, and downloaded
> a
> | sypware scanner from cnet. Cleaned 243 files from the pc. I also
> went
> | through every possible registry entry and could find no malicious or
> | explore.exe entry. i cleared the temp internet file cache and went
> as far a
> | doing a system restore back as far as i could to no avail. The
> irritating my
> | Documents folder sill opens on startup.. any suggestions on a next
> course of
> | action?
> | Kris
> |
> |
> | "River_Rat" <nospam@nospam> wrote in message
> | news:11c98i52ho0k56b@corp.supernews.com...
> | > Yep Kris you are getting the hang of it.
> | > Here is where you need to look
> | > .
> | > My Documents Folder - Opens Upon Boot' under [M]
> | > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
> | >
> | > Also notice that there is a trojan that can cause this.
> | >
> | > --
> | > Good Day
> | > River Rat
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | > "Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> | > news:%23V39QwdfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > I hate replying to my own post but i found out that my next step
> should be
> | > to search for entries on the run sections of the registry.
> Correct?
> | > TIAA
> | > Kris
> | >
> | > "Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> | > news:%23zwFWcdfFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> | >> Nothing is present in startup folder OR system variables that
> triggers
> | >> open of explore.exe yet each time a friend starts up his pc with
> XP on it
> | >> this program runs and the My Documents folder is opened. Any
> suggestions
> | >> on how to stop this annoyance?
> | >> TIA,
> | >> KM
> | >>
> | >
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>

Ronnie Vernon MVP
07-10-2005, 01:37 AM
Kris M wrote:
> And adding this regisrty key will work? What type of key does it add?
> I am just wanting to know because i would prefer to add it manually
> instead of doing it with a script for my own knowledge and practice.
> Thanks,
> Kris
>

After you download the .vbs file, right click the file and select Edit. You
will see exactly what changes are made to the specific key in the registry.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
http://www.dts-l.org/

Kris M
07-10-2005, 01:37 AM
I already read the vbs code and understand it with this exception. If you
open regedit and right click you get a menu that offers New: Key: String
Value, D_word, Binary Value, Multi-String Value, and Expandable String
Value. Which should be the correct choice to perform this action. It does
not specify in the script OR (very possible) I dont understand the write
command completely.

From the downloaded VBScript file:

..RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\UserInit",SysDir,"REG_SZ"
I will run the script and see what changes it makes.
Thanks,
Kris



"Ronnie Vernon MVP" <ronv@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Kris M wrote:
>> And adding this regisrty key will work? What type of key does it add?
>> I am just wanting to know because i would prefer to add it manually
>> instead of doing it with a script for my own knowledge and practice.
>> Thanks,
>> Kris
>>
>
> After you download the .vbs file, right click the file and select Edit.
> You will see exactly what changes are made to the specific key in the
> registry.
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
> http://www.dts-l.org/

WTC
07-10-2005, 01:37 AM
"Kris M" <mRaEcMcOxVoEpMhE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:%23XNd9MyfFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>I already read the vbs code and understand it with this exception. If
>you open regedit and right click you get a menu that offers New: Key:
>String Value, D_word, Binary Value, Multi-String Value, and Expandable
>String Value. Which should be the correct choice to perform this
>action. It does not specify in the script OR (very possible) I dont
>understand the write command completely.
>
> From the downloaded VBScript file:
>
> .RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
> NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\UserInit",SysDir,"REG_SZ"
> I will run the script and see what changes it makes.


Here is the manual edit

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogin]

Name: Userinit
Type: REG_SZ
Date: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe

Note: If windows is installed on a different drive or directory other
than c:\windows then replace accordingly.

--
William

Ronnie Vernon MVP
07-10-2005, 01:37 AM
Kris M wrote:
> I already read the vbs code and understand it with this exception. If
> you open regedit and right click you get a menu that offers New: Key:
> String Value, D_word, Binary Value, Multi-String Value, and
> Expandable String Value. Which should be the correct choice to
> perform this action. It does not specify in the script OR (very
> possible) I dont understand the write command completely.
>
> From the downloaded VBScript file:
>
> .RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
> NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\UserInit",SysDir,"REG_SZ"
> I will run the script and see what changes it makes.
> Thanks,
> Kris
>

The "REG_SZ" always denotes a String Value.

The "SysDir = SysDir & "\userinit.exe," is adding the path to the
userinit.exe file in the System Directory (Usually C:\Windows\System32).

So the script file is adding or changing a string value called userinit with
the value being the path to the userinit.exe file.
--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
http://www.dts-l.org/

Kris M
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
thanks to both replies. now i fully understand the script..
K
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" <ronv@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Kris M wrote:
>> I already read the vbs code and understand it with this exception. If
>> you open regedit and right click you get a menu that offers New: Key:
>> String Value, D_word, Binary Value, Multi-String Value, and
>> Expandable String Value. Which should be the correct choice to
>> perform this action. It does not specify in the script OR (very
>> possible) I dont understand the write command completely.
>>
>> From the downloaded VBScript file:
>>
>> .RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
>> NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\UserInit",SysDir,"REG_SZ"
>> I will run the script and see what changes it makes.
>> Thanks,
>> Kris
>>
>
> The "REG_SZ" always denotes a String Value.
>
> The "SysDir = SysDir & "\userinit.exe," is adding the path to the
> userinit.exe file in the System Directory (Usually C:\Windows\System32).
>
> So the script file is adding or changing a string value called userinit
> with the value being the path to the userinit.exe file.
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
> http://www.dts-l.org/


MyDocuments folder opens after logon