Startup item - stsystra.exe

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Startup item - stsystra.exe

  • In msconfig, Startup, there is an item called stsystra.exe. I went to Google, but they don't have anything on this. Neither does "I am not a Geek". Is this a valid function?
    Win XP Home Edition, SP2
    Dell 9100
  • Hi,
    I can`t find any info on it either, so that is not good news.  I would say it probably should not be there.
     
    Run these online scans
     
     
    Then download and run these free programs
    Ad-Aware SE http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
    Update before running.  Get it to fix all
     
    Spybot Search and Destroy 
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/
    Update it before running.  Get it to fix all the RED entries it finds
     
    If it is still there you will need to download and run HijackThis
    HijackThis  http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
    Unzip it to a permanent folder of its own, not directly on the desktop and not directly on the C:\ drive. Create a folder in My Documents and keep it in there.
     
    Go to the HijackThis Forum here and post the log it creates. The experts there will tell you how to fix the problem.
     
    It seems a lot, I know, but in order to run HijackThis you must first clean up with the other programs
  • In reply to dunedin, I have run full Norton AntiVirus scan, Spybot, and AdAware, and nothing shows up. Did a search on my PC for stsystra.exe, and came up with stsystra.exe-250DA2AC, which is a PF File, origin: Prefetch. This appears to be related to Sigmatel Audio system tray application, which I have researched, but must admit that I still don't understand. In any case, I have unchecked the box in Startup, and nothing seems to be affected. Would still like to get to the bottom of this.
    Signals
  • this is just the audio software that came with the Dell PC. chill everyone!
  • A good place to look up startup items is
     
     
     

    XPS630i Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz BIOS 1.0.13 FSB 1066MHz
    RAM: 3 GB PC6400 DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz
    HDD: 2x WD25 00AAJS-75VWA 250GB SATA non RAID
    DVD: Liteon DH-20A1S and HL-DT-ST DVD +-RW GSA-H73N
    Video: GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB
    Audio: Audigy 2, Altec Lansing ADA995 5.1 speakers
    Monitor: Dell 1800FP

    XP pro SP3 IE8 WMP 11