Sophos updating failed
I very much like the concept of not having to use the Firmware Update CD for several reasons.
Updating firmware is a process that is usually uneventful besides the butterfly effect in your stomach until you see the final reboot get past the initial BIOS screen (most people will relate to this).
If you're frustrated with the time it takes your Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP PC to boot and then it seems to be running slowly you may have too many programs running at start-up - and you have come to the right place to identify them. Note - this entry adds an illegal HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon "Shell" entry.
This is the original ) list - one of the most accurate and comprehensive. For further information on this and how to identify and disable start-up programs please visit the Introduction page. The value data points to "safe-hvdy.exe" which is located in %App Data%\Roaming Windows Prime Booster rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here.
See here for further information on random entries - which are typically added by viruses and other malware or unwanted programs. Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKCU\Run in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. Note - this rogue adds an illegal HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon "Shell" entry.
You can search for any of the following terms to find and display entries in the start-up programs database but the minimum search is 3 characters and you must click on the "Search" button. Alternatively, you can browse the full database (without the search facility) over a number of pages or you can use the alphabetical index below to list the entries for that letter by the Command/Data field, but the results may take longer to appear due to the number of them: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | B | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z NOTE: Searching for common words (i.e. The name field in MSConfig may be blank and the file is located in %User Startup%"Super Ad Blocker blocks all forms of advertising, including Flash ads, rich media, fly-ins, slide-ins, pop-ups, pop-unders, spyware and adware ads, and messenger ads." Now superseded by SUPERAnti Spyware Detected by Dr. The value data points to "safe-nict.exe" which is located in %App Data%Loads version 14 of the Steganos Safe encryption utility in windowed mode at startup (which is configured via Extras → Settings?