Startup programme that I can't disable

Dell / Vostro 1500
April 30, 2009 at 16:16:41
Specs: Windows XP
I've had a couple of problems with my laptop
running a bit slower and thought I'd

There's a startup item which I've never seen
before and can't find any information on. It's
called "odekatiy" and the command is

rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWSzodekatiy.dll'',e

The locationis

Anyone have any ideas on what this is?

Thanks in advance

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April 30, 2009 at 16:58:42
I couldn't find anything on odekatiy.dll on google, Do you have ant-virus and net security programs and can you scan the dll?

When you open the properties tab for the dll file, what does the Version tab information say? Also, do you have a startup manager so you can disable run entries without having to edit the registry? Heres a good free one.

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April 30, 2009 at 17:51:27
try running malwarebytes and remove all it finds. You may also want to use Ccleaner slim to get rid of your junk files and also clean up your registry. Good luck

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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May 1, 2009 at 01:05:22
Thanks for your replies - I'm running McAfee security centre,
and when I try and scan the file it suggests that it's clean.

It's weird, I can untick everything else in the startup list and it
won't startup when I turn the computer on, this file though I
can untick but when I go back in, it's ticked again.

The fact that there is nothing on Google about odekatiy as
well is bizarre - any thoughts?


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May 1, 2009 at 02:11:58
The fact that there is nothing on Google about odekatiy as well is bizarre - any thoughts?

odekatiy is another example of randomly-generated filename generated by some spyware or malware that resides on your machine. First read what Tubesandwires wrote about what is randomly-generated filenames HERE, then run malwarebytes and remove all it finds, as suggested by XpUser4Real.

As an FYI running running McAfee security centre or any other Antivirus applications will not find spywares & malwares other than files containing virus signatures.


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May 1, 2009 at 03:51:52
Just in case malwarebytes failed to find and remove the randonly-generated filename generator, then read THIS for further help.

Good luck.

P.S. To get a sense of what spywares/malwares look like inside the computer, CLICK ME. It's beautiful but dangerous.


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