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Problem with Shortcut Error Message at Desktop

Posted on 2004-05-01
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Hi Everyone:

      Yesterday, I ran some utilities (McAfee Anti-Virus 8.0, SpyHunter, and Cool Web Shredder) to remove some Trojans and spyware from my pc.  Upon re-running these programs, my pc is now clean.  Unfortunately, whenever I do a cold or warm boot, I get the following error message at the desktop:  Problem with Shortcut:  The shortcut 'Download Plus.Lnk' can not be found.  If I close the window, the message box goes away.  At this point, I am interested in any tips or suggestions which will allow me to get rid of this error message.

      Thanks in advance for any attention to this post.  I will look forward to hearing from everyone.

      George
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Look in the startup folder.  Is there something called Download Plus in there?
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Do a Start-Run-MSCONFIG and look at the startup tab and see if something looks like it may be running a program by that name.
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Look in your programs startup file for 'Download Plus.Lnk'  also check for a line in win.ini & config.sys file for it also check the regestry.
If found in thees places delete them.
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Need more coffee getting sloooow :) zzzzz
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I should clearify just remove the line not the file in win.ini config.sys or the reg.
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More one or two liners = more points? now I get it :)
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Hi Everyone:

      Thanks so much for the followups.  The problem error message was found in an associated entry within the Startup folder.  I simply unchecked the entry, clicked Apply to save the changes, and restarted the pc.  The error message no longer appears at bootup.

      Thanks again.

      George
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