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After I have updated my windows 2000, every time windows 2000 starts up, the WinVNC current properties dialog pops up.

How can I remove it??
I cannot find it in the registry and services!!!
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Question by:simon780
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by:rhinoceros
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1. Did you install VNC service

- Start program --> VNC --> administrative Tools --> install default registry setting

- Start program --> VNC --> administrative Tools --> install VNC service

- Start the VNC server now, and entry the password


2. Official VNC just said only use the registry to disable some setting as properties, not disappear the dialog pop up.

The edited registry:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\Default]
"AllowProperties"=dword:00000000
"AllowShutdown"=dword:00000000


P.S. you must reverse the registry when change the password in properties again.


I hope it can help.

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by:rhinoceros
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1. Did you install VNC service

- Start program --> VNC --> administrative Tools --> install default registry setting

- Start program --> VNC --> administrative Tools --> install VNC service

- Start the VNC server now, and entry the password


2. Official VNC just said only use the registry to disable some setting as properties, not disappear the dialog pop up.

The edited registry:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\Default]
"AllowProperties"=dword:00000000
"AllowShutdown"=dword:00000000


P.S. you must reverse the registry when change the password in properties again.


I hope it can help.

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by:rhinoceros
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Disable Properties / shutdown of VNC
(regedit)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\Default
AllowProperties = 1
AllowShutdown = 1


Enable Properties / shutdown of VNC
(regedit)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\Default
AllowProperties = 0
AllowShutdown = 0



I hope it can help.

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by:rhinoceros
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Disable Properties / shutdown of VNC
(regedit)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\Default
AllowProperties = 1
AllowShutdown = 1


Enable Properties / shutdown of VNC
(regedit)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\Default
AllowProperties = 0
AllowShutdown = 0



I hope it can help.

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by:rhinoceros
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Sorry friend, it's true

(regedit)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3\Default

Disable Properties / shutdown of VNC
AllowProperties = 0
AllowShutdown = 0

Enable Properties / shutdown of VNC
AllowProperties = 1
AllowShutdown = 1



I hope it can help.
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by:simon780
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To: rhinoceros

I didn't install VNC service, I don't understand when it appears when win 2000 starts up.

thx!!!
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by:rhinoceros
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1. Install VNC

2. Now it will have two separate methods to be provided. One is run by App mode (that's mean you start it by manual each time), Second one is run by service. So you also set two sides password as first.

3. Click Start --> program --> VNC --> RunVNC (App Mode) --> Click the right bottom side of windows' vnc icon (properties), entry the password. And then "Close VNC".

4. Start --> program --> VNC --> administrative Tools --> install default registry setting

5 Start --> program --> VNC --> administrative Tools --> install VNC service

6. Control Panel --> administrative Tools --> Service --> (you can find VNC service to be installed) Start the service. It will prompt the dialog popup to let you entry the password.

7. That's good, it will be auto startup each time by service after reboot.

(P.S.The VNC icon will appear on the right bottom side of windows when it started)


I hope it can help.
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by:rhinoceros
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1. Install VNC

2. Now it will have two separate methods to be provided. One is run by App mode (that's mean you start it by manual each time), Second one is run by service. So you also set two sides password as first.

3. Click Start --> program --> VNC --> RunVNC (App Mode) --> Click the right bottom side of windows' vnc icon (properties), entry the password. And then "Close VNC".

4. Start --> program --> VNC --> administrative Tools --> install default registry setting

5 Start --> program --> VNC --> administrative Tools --> install VNC service

6. Control Panel --> administrative Tools --> Service --> (you can find VNC service to be installed) Start the service. It will prompt the dialog popup to let you entry the password.

7. That's good, it will be auto startup each time by service after reboot.

(P.S.The VNC icon will appear on the right bottom side of windows when it started)


I hope it can help.
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by:simon780
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To: rhinoceros

That's the problem, I can't find any VNC items in the start menu, and I can't find any VNC service or anything like that, thank you for commments, I will try it out later, and give points to you if it works!!
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Friend, I even looked back your question. If you did not entry the password, the WinVNC current properties dialog pops up must come out to ask you when startup.

Anyway, are you really install VNC software in your Windows 2000 ? I think you should reinstall it as well.


http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/


I hope it can help.
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by:simon780
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Thx for helping me out!

I didn't install the VNC software, but somehow it just pops up every time when my windows starts, it's so strange...
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by:Othellox
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I had exactly the same problem as simon780:

"I didn't install VNC service, I don't understand when it appears when win 2000 starts up."
"That's the problem, I can't find any VNC items in the start menu, and I can't find any VNC service or anything like that"
"I didn't install the VNC software, but somehow it just pops up every time when my windows starts, it's so strange..."

I installed ZoneAlarm (zonelabs.com) and found this information on the VNC service that was trying to connect:

Trojan horses and other malware sometimes masquerade as legitimate programs by using the same file name.
There is a known Trojan horse program called DLDer that masquerades as explorer.exe. This Trojan is commonly installed without a user's knowledge as a result of downloading and installing Gnutella file sharing tools such as Grokster or Limeware. The legitimate version of explorer.exe resides in the Windows directory.

I searched for explorer.exe and found it in C:\WINNT\Fonts. You can recognize the file by the VNC-icon. Kill the process in your task manager and then delete the file. On the next startup, the login screen will not appear anymore.
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