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    Missing vbs file

    Where can I find a copy of "scanreg.vbs"?

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    Re: Missing vbs file

    I'm not sure what your reason is for asking, but there is no valid file in the Windows distribution called "scanreg.vbs." This file is copied to the WINDOWSSYSTEM folder as a result of being infected with the VBS.Stages.A email worm.

    More information on this topic can be found at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/vbs.stages.a.html>http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven....stages.a.html</A>, along with a repair tool if you have been infected.
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    Re: Missing vbs file

    Thank you for your reply - the effort that you put into it is really appreciated.

    I ran the fix from SARC and my PC is not infected.

    The reason that I made this post was that whenever I boot up, I get this message:Windows Script Host
    Loading script "C:WindowsSystemscanreg.vbs" (Access is denied).
    MSFT's knowledge base has this article - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q276325>Q276325</A> - with the exact opening message but their suggestion hasn't worked for me.

    Do you have any other suggestions?

    Eli

    Edited by WyllyWylly to make Microsoft article a live hyperlink

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    Re: Missing vbs file

    In fact, I do. I'm full of suggestions <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

    Click on Start --> Run and enter MSCONFIG. Go to the STARTUP tab and see if there are any references to SCANREG.VBS - if there are, clear the checkmark next to them.

    Also check under the WIN.INI tab and the expand the section named "Load" by clicking on the plus sign next to it. Make sure that you have no references there either.

    Lastly, check the AUTOEXEC.BAT tab, and check for references to the file there. Somewhere in your startup options there is a reference to this file. The Access Denied error is rather interesting. Have you searched your hard drive for the existence of this file? You can easily do this by clicking in an empty area of the Windows desktop and pressing F3, then entering the filename - make sure you tell it to Look In C: or the search will be very short!
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    Re: Missing vbs file

    Hi again,
    1. Went to the startup tab - nothing other than scanregw.exe (the registry checker)
    2. In Win.ini, there was no "load" folder - there is a "load" that's part of Windows but there is nothing in that sub-file.
    3. Went to autoexec.bat and nothing that remotely resembles the missing vbs file
    4. In a file search, there is a "scanreg.vbs" folder in WindowsSystem but, the folder is empty.
    Am I in Oz?
    Eli

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    Re: Missing vbs file

    I failed to add one other place to check - in MSCONFIG, under the WIN.INI tab, there will also be a RUN= ... anything listed there?
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    Re: Missing vbs file

    Hi Mark:
    Just thought I'd mention that I've found that if you click the taskbar, rather than the desktop, & press F3, it will usually default to looking in the C (or other primary) drive.

    By the way, I looked on all the tabs on my computer & didn't find any load= lines. Hmmm. Is that good or bad?

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    Re: Missing vbs file

    Hi again,
    In win.ini under windows, there is a Run and the entry next to it is "hpfsched". I assume that it relates to my HP printer. There is no seperate Run listing.
    I wonder, since I have a "Scanreg" folder in c:windowssystem and there is nothing in the folder, what would happen if I deleted it?
    Eli

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    Re: Missing vbs file

    <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15> I guess that's what I get for going by rote memory. You are correct that the HPFSCHED is for your printer. There is something that is calling for this file at startup though, and so far it has eluded us. You noted that the only thing on the startup tab was SCANREGW? That seems odd in itself, there should be a plethora of things in there - I've never seen the startup tab without the instructions to load the power profile (twice) and a few other things.

    Can you post your bootlog.txt file from the root of the C: drive? It will show what is loading and what is failing to load when Windows starts.
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    Re: Missing vbs file

    Hi,
    Sorry about the confusion. The only "scanreg" on the startup tab is for the registry checker. There is a lot of other stuff on there, a lot of which has been unchecked. There are things that do load at startup - probably too many.
    I will post the bootlog - there may be something in there that I've missed.
    Eli

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    Re: Missing vbs file

    Mark,
    I hope that this goes through. If there is anything that I can delete, please let me know.
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    Re: Missing vbs file

    <hr>didn't find any load= lines. Hmmm. Is that good or bad?<hr>
    Guess that depends on whether or not you want something to load via the WIN.INI file, which by all rights should have vanished long ago <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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