winregs32.exe. what does it do?

  kevinjuan 21:21 31 May 05

amd 3000XP, 1GB Ram, 120gb HD, WIN xp home , SP2.
Start up and shut down would hang for up to 7 minutes when I used my speedtouch 330 broadband modem. By process of elimination I found that it was winregs32.exe causing the problems. Removed it from my startup files in MSCONFIG. Everything seems fine now, but what does the file do, and do I need it?

  gudgulf 21:24 31 May 05

It's a worm click here

click here

  kevinjuan 21:47 31 May 05

Thanks gudgulf. Visited those sites and printed off the solution. Will try it tomorrow when i get home( working nights!!) and let you know.

  kevinjuan 23:02 01 Jun 05

Many thanks for the help.

Followed the instructions to remove the worm and the entry has disappeared from my registry.But...I still occasionally have long delays when opening programs after connecting to the internet. anywhere else I should look for causes?

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