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What is defaultusercheck in startup list?


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The startup list has an item called defaultusercheck %system%\system32\prepdump Ou-.....??????
What the [bleep] is this thing????
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I've never heard of it before. And since I can't find anything about it when searching, I believe it's a new infection.

What anti-virus and anti-spyware software do you use? If you do not have Spybot - Search & Destroy, download it at the following link:

http://www.safer-networking.org/

Install it, update it, and run a scan of your computer.
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I'm running Norton Systemworks 2005 & ad-aware SE and they havn't picked up anything.
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could you post a screen shot of the startup list that you're talking about?
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No wonder I couldn't find anything on it. It's called UserFaultCheck, not defaultusercheck. It's nothing to worry about.

Information on it

It's not necessary, but I wouldn't disable it, unless it is giving you problems.
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Sorry, my bad, I couldn't remember exactly what it said, I deleted it yesterday. Do I need to put it back in there? Thnx for all the help and info.
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You should put it back, but if you have trouble restoring it, I wouldn't worry about it. According to CastleCops.com, it isn't necessary. But if you encounter any strange problems in the future, make sure you mention this startup item that you disabled when asking for help.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 15 December 2005 - 08:41 AM.

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Can I restore it without doing a complete system restore?
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I think you can fix it without a restore. Try this:

Right click on My Computer, select Properties and then click on the Advanced tab. Click on the Settings button in 'Startup and Recovery'. In the bottom pane under 'Write debugging information' - click on the down arrow. Let me know what the choices are. I'm not at an XP computer right now, so I can't see the choices.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 16 December 2005 - 10:22 AM.

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If it was already selected as Small Memory Dump, then leave it like that. The UserFaultCheck had something to do with that. I think everything is fine, but if you want to, you can check msconfig and see if UserFaultCheck is listed there.

To get into msconfig, click on Start, Run, and type msconfig in the space provided. Press enter. Click on the Startup tab and look for UserFaultCheck. If you see it, make sure it's checked.

If you don't see it, I wouldn't worry. Since that option wasn't on "none", I don't think much was changed by removing UserFaultCheck.
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Look what I just found :tazz:

This program is not required to start automatically as you can run it when you need to. It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources.


http://www.bleepingc...Check-6014.html
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GREAT! Thnx again. But while I have you here what do you know about Wild Tangent? When I ran Spybot it found a bunch of its files and wanted to delete them????
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good question. Wild Tangent has to do with games, more specifically, online games. Spybot catches it because it transmits data about your computer's configuration. Nothing truely dangerous. It won't cause your computer to crash :tazz:

My conclusion:
Get rid of it if you don't play online games
Don't get rid of it if you do, since you could lose the ability to play those games.
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