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    81.tmp (SP2)

    Two copies of the file 81.tmp appear on the desktop after each boot. They can be closed, they go away and all seems to be well.

    I have checked what "starts up" by using "Startup.exe"
    In the HKLM/Run section there is an entry:-
    Microsoft® Windows Protocol Deployment Manager
    C:WindowsSystem3281.tmp

    I have tried disabling this entry and also deleting it; however the entry returns. (I think the reason I now have two copies of the file each time I boot is that I did delete one entry.)

    I have searched with Google and in Microsoft Knowledge base and have found no mention either of 81.tmp or the "Protocol Deployment Manager".

    Could anyone make suggestions as to what is happening here please?

    Tony
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    Re: 81.tmp (SP2)

    Tony, when you disable it, try disabling system restore first, then make the change, then restart the computer.

    System restore can be found here:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionSystemRestore]
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    Re: 81.tmp (SP2)

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Failed to get it to work although I tried various combinations of System Restore in combination with "doing things" to both Start Up and 81.tmp itself.

    I then moved 81.tmp from the System 32 folder and got the message that "Windows can't find 81.tmp" but at least that has removed any entries in "Start Up".

    I was unable to delete 81.tmp until I ran a virus scan using AVG. This flagged the file as connected with "Trojan Horse Proxy JZJ" and deleted 81.tmp.

    I am now left with the message that Windows can't find it when the machine boots!

    Tony

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    Re: 81.tmp (SP2)

    You can use the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> tool AutoRuns for Windows v8.61 to see everything that is started when you boot the PC. It is tedious to find the culprit but you can use this tool to help.

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    Re: 81.tmp (SP2)

    Joe

    Thanks for the link, I have just downloaded the utility and will give it a try.

    Now a couple of hours later.
    "Autoruns" gives an amazing amount of information.
    I was lucky the entries that interested me were right at the top and I disabled the entry that was causing the problem and all is well again.

    As usual in Woody's Lounge the posts are helpful, thanks again to all.

    Tony

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    Re: 81.tmp (SP2)

    Yes, the amount of information from Autoruns can be overwhelming. Glad you were able to sort it out. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>.

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