by floop379 - 5/23/12 12:33 PM
In Reply to: Checked Here Yet? by Grif Thomas
Your answer was a big help. It saved me a reformat job.
As one can imagine, Google searching this turned up many different thoughts, ideas and mostly scares entertaining this command being a virus or a keylogger. No matter how dedicated we are to our diligence of browsing habits, pc protection and maintenance, we do, at times, wonder if something got 'slid past the goalie'.
For the last two weeks, I've been seeing this flash screen at startup for the c:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe and was starting to wonder if this was an infection of some sort. Picking your advice spots on the internet can be as troublesome as the alleged trouble source you're seeking to fix. Thank goodness for Grif's post.
Alas, your directions were correct. It further completed the piece of the puzzle I was missing. I can only speak for myself but this startup screen was generated from an AMD Vision Driver Download update. I had recently upgraded to a larger video graphic card and ran the initial CD whereas two weeks ago (consistent with this flash startup problem) my first update was installed. It all made sense once you pointed me in the right direction. If you actually mouse over the full command line name in the UNCHECK window, you can see its full name and that AMD generated it. I unticked the startup box for c:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe and no longer see it at startup.
Thank you, Grif.
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