anyone know what "winstart" is helpppp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bhxtyrant, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. bhxtyrant

    bhxtyrant Guest

    i dont have a clue what it is but my computer seemed to startup slow this morning so i checkup my startup items by going to msconfig and there is a new listing in there called winstart and i dont know what it is or if its safe to uncheck it was never there before.i havent added any new hardware/software or changed any setting but i did upgrade windows messenger.would that be what it is?because the old version always showed as msnmsg so i havent got a clue.any help would be appreciated :)
  2. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    I am not sure, but I think it would be a good idea to run a virusscan. Read this or this .
  3. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

  4. Zodiaq

    Zodiaq Guest

    I believe there was a virus called winstart. If you have a file named Q.COM in the root of your C: drive then that's it.

    I also think it had something to do with starting in DOS mode. Can't quite remember. Best to just search it I guess.