New start- up item: dumpprep 0 -k

August 13, 2011 at 12:37:34
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4/ 1 GB Ram
What is dumpprep 0 -k in Windows XP Pro SP3 Start-Up ?

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August 13, 2011 at 14:31:13
Googling tells me the valid file is > dumprep 0 -u, you have > dumpprep 0 -k

If that is a typo, the valid file is not required in start up.

If it is not a typo, you are probably infected.

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August 25, 2011 at 11:36:28
I did several searches myself and did find; dumprep 0 -k

basically same info, and NOT required for start-up. Disabled it!
My IS program has not detected any infections.

Thank you for your reply.

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August 25, 2011 at 15:30:05
Thanks jaqui, your dumpprep 0 -k was a typo.

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August 26, 2011 at 09:01:09
I didn't realize I typed "dumpprep" in the original post; until your most recent reply.
re: dumprep 0 -k

"Dumprep" is a Wierd application title--like "Dumb Preparation" for dummies.

Thanks for your follow up. Have a Nice Day!

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August 26, 2011 at 09:16:21
I've seen that many times.
Sometimes when there is an error in Windows that dumprep whatever is loaded but then it is not removed from the startup programs list in the registry.
It's never been malware for the times it appeared.
It's probably never needed after the first time it ran.
Just disable it from loading.
(Or leave it as is - allowing it to load has never caused me a problem.)

Start - Run - type... msconfig
Click OK or press Enter.
- Startup tab - click on the checkmark in the box before dumprep whatever to remove the checkmark, click on OK at the bottom of the System Configuration window. .

The next time Windows loads, a System Configuration window will pop up. Click on the blank box before the line on it to insert a checkmark so that that won't pop up again while booting,.

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