windows 7 script error

hi there - have a new laptop running windows 7 professional 64 bit... today when turning on it showed a window that said "script error; line 0; position 1" (i think...)
just really bugs me that I have errors popping up on brand new machine. what is this? anything to do about it?
as an aside, I've been having trouble with dhcp service starting and am pretty desperately trying to get this fixed... (this is all in a currently open question ID:25989263) not sure if that's relevant - unless something we tried in the registry etc could have caused...
thanks!
jpomerantzAsked:
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mstrasserConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes it seems like something is running in the backround trying to execute , I have seen this with Java Applications before.
Thats why I would scan your box first to see if you have any spyware on it. If you do and thats the script consider yourself lucky since it did not execute (other whis you have to figur out what is not running right) try with reeinstalling Java

many free scanners out there , no need to spend mony on
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.lavasoft.com/
http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html
and on and on
:-)

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Ivano ViolaSystem AdministratorCommented:
Does this error appear when you log in to the computer?  I would start by looking in the startup folder in the Start Menu - All Programs.
Also type - msconfig in the RUN line. Click on the Startup tab. See if there is anything in there that may be causing the problem. Eg. Google update, HP update.....try one at a time and see if the error disappears.

Let us know how it goes
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mstrasserCommented:
This could be  malware infection. Try performing a spyware scan by
downloading and running SuperAntispyware from here

http://www.superantispyware.com
(the free HOME edition is sufficient for your needs)
  Is that the entire error message or do you get anything else at the end ?
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jpomerantzAuthor Commented:
yeah, it's when I start... don't think it's every time I start either... just some of the time. are you saying that it's likely from a program trying to run? does it mean that, whatever that program is, needs to be reinstalled or fixed?
I'll try looking at this right now,
thanks!
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Ivano ViolaSystem AdministratorCommented:
I think it has to do with a window trying to open. Be it a legitimate window from a program or even malware as suggested above.

It would not hurt to download and run Malwarebytes (free version)
www.malwarebytes.org
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jpomerantzAuthor Commented:
ok i did msconfig and the problem I have is that there are tons of things there - and this problem is intermittant so, assuming it keeps happening, I'm going to need to find a more targeted way to diagnose :) it would take forever to disable one by one and restart ten times etc...)
I'll try running the malware programs just to make sure.
assuming I have no malware  - could it be that this was just a fluke type thing and that there's no real problem of concern? I just don't know enough about errors to know whether to take one seriously or not - and since my dhcp when crazy on me and is still not fixed - I'm paranoid I guess :) :)
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Ivano ViolaSystem AdministratorCommented:
It may be something which is scheduled to run at a certain time of the day or week...etc. If so you will probably see the script error again (hopefully not).

Let us know how the scan goes.
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jpomerantzAuthor Commented:
will do!
downloading the superantispyware as we speak :)
thanks so much for your help!
what I'm hearing from you is that as long as there is no malware involvement, that I shouldn't worry too much about this - and just deal as it comes, if it comes...
I'll take that.

by the way, if any of you want to take a crack at my dhcp problem - that would be super cool. I totally don't understand the stuff and it's been frustrating me to no end. the question ID is listed above :) (there was an expert helping but he disappeared a few days ago - something must have come up for him or something)
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mstrasserConnect With a Mentor Commented:
you can also run Hijackthis on your PC and post the log here
so I can see if anything sticks out
http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/


Getting Started
1.Download and install HijackThis. You will need to download both the Installer and Executable files.
1. Download Installer
2. Download Executable


2.Once installed, open HijackThis by clicking Start > Program Files > HijackThis and click the button labeled "Do a system scan only".


3.Once the scan is complete, click the AnalyzeThis button. A web page will open containing helpful information regarding HijackThis.
Note: Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read "Save log". You may save the log file to your PC. Once you select where you would like to save the file, it will open in your system's default text editor. Typically this application is Notepad.


How to generate a startup list log file
1.Open HijackThis by clicking Start > Program Files > HijackThis > HijackThis.
2.Click the "Open the Misc Tools section" button.
3.Click the "Generate StartupList log" button and a warning box will appear.
4.Once you click "Yes" to continue, the log will open in your system's default text editor.


Common log file uses
Once you have generated a log you can analyze the results to identify what settings have been made by malware. The web offers a wealth of resources outside of TrendSecure that can help you interpret your log file results and help you manually clean your system of malware.
A common practice for novice users is to generate a HijackThis log file and submit it one of the many forums devoted to HijackThis on the web. Experts at these forums provide information on which items are causing your problems and how to remove them safely from your computer.

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jpomerantzAuthor Commented:
ok wow. this sounds super useful!
the superantispyware is taking forever to download - as soon as it's done, I'll do hijack this...
which log would you be interested in? the startup one or the first one?
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mstrasserCommented:
the startup one
:-)

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jpomerantzAuthor Commented:
ok here you go!
the spyware scan is still going... so far, only detected tracking cookies... these are nothing right?
startuplist-4-25.txt
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Ivano ViolaConnect With a Mentor System AdministratorCommented:
Personally I think it may have something to do with the HP software. That is a guess though.
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jpomerantzAuthor Commented:
ok...
spyware scan finished... found only tracking cookies. I'm assuming I should remove 'em but they propbably wern't responsible for this...
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jpomerantzAuthor Commented:
thanks so so much to both of you for responding so quickly and completely! really appreciate it. learned some new stuff along the way too!! :)
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mstrasserCommented:
Your file looks very clean
run a registry clean against your PC as well  
cleans up your registry and makes your PC more suficiant
http://www.worldstart.com/weekly-download/archives/reg-cleaner4.3.htm

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