Does anyone know what this reg key is?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by get1tg00d, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. get1tg00d

    get1tg00d Guest

    I just got a complaint from my ISP saying I'm sending bulk email. I turned on Nortons outgoing email scan and tons of emails is being sent. I scanned my computer with Norton and a Trojan scanner but nothing came up. This is the only thing I can find that I can't figure what it is.

    HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run
    bmkavym REG_SZ rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32:bmkavym.dll,Init 1

    and

    HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/RunOnce
    *bmkavym REG_SZ rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32:bmkavym.dll,Init 1

    What are these and could this be a virus or trojan.

    TIA
     
  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    i don't know what it is, did a google search and nothing came up....

    but it's not on my system, i'd remove the keys..see if everything still works...if it doesn't, then put them back.
     
  3. get1tg00d

    get1tg00d Guest

    Same here I did a search at google and symantec site and nothing came up.

    I'll try deleting them and see if the mailing stops or not.
     
  4. get1tg00d

    get1tg00d Guest

    That didn't work. I deleted those keys and restarted, they both came back. I might just have to reformate my drive.
     
  5. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    no, don't do that...

    start up in safe mode, then delete the keys, then restart into regular mode

    that should do it.
     
  6. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    I assume you are talking about norton antivirus scanning your outgoing emails. What email program are you using? Becauses this means that your email program is sending those mails, not another program!

    You can install a firewall like Kerio and monitor your internet traffic, but you will obviously permit your email program to connect to the internet, so this will not be much use IF it is the email program sending the mails. If you are using Outlook, it might be a virus sending the emails. Have a look at the MS site, or (even better) change mail program, pmail or mozilla are free and good!

    EJ ;)