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Q: Unable to run suggested programs

HiBroni has told me to post my issue here.Basically I can't run Defogger and DDS.scr so I am unable to post any logs, no program whatsoever is able to run or be installed, is there anything else I can do?My original post for more info:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic421879.html/page__p__2429653#entry2429653Pasting in information from that post. ~ OBI have a Windows 7 pc that refuses to run any .exe files and will not allow any programs to be installed.I managed to delete some trojans after running a live linux boot disc, plus GMER which suggested that a Rootkit was found, but the log for that was corrupted.I placed the infected drive in another pc and ran Malwarebytes which detected a further 30 odd files, and also tried Kaspersky's TDSSKiller which reported two suspicious files, one to do with a Fraps installer, the other I can't remember (Doh!). I also ran the Microsoft Safety Scanner and ESET online virus scanner both of which scanned over 500000 files and reported nothing suspiciousI then placed the drive back in to the pc, it boots fine but still won't run or install any programs. I have tried renaming files and changing file extensions. There are no error messages, when I double click a shortcut nothing at all happens, tried in safe mode and as administrator.I have also attempted to create a new user, but again there is no response when clicking create a new user.I can't get Hijackthis to run either.Any ideas as to what I could try next, before I do a format and long winded re-install?Many thanksPS the owner of this pc is a Minecraft and COD freak and is forever downloading extra maps and extensions and doesn't seem to worry about where they come from.. End of added content. ~ OBMany thanks

A: Unable to run suggested programs

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Please do this even if you have previously posted logs for us.If you were unable to produce the logs originally please try once more.If you are unable to create a log please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available. Upon completing the above steps and posting a reply, another staff member will review your topic and do their best to resolve your issues.Thank you for your patience, and again sorry for the delay.*************************************************** We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan again: Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links if you no longer have it available. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scr DDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results. Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results. Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE We also need a new log from the GMER anti-rootkit Scanner. Please note that if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows you will not be able to run GMER and you may skip this step. Please first disable any CD emulation programs using the steps found in this topic: Why we request you disable CD Emulation when receiving Malware Removal Advice Then create another GMER log and post it as an attachment to the reply where you post your new DDS log. Instructions on how to properly create a GMER log can be found here: How to create a GMER logAs I am just a silly little program running on the BleepingComputer.com servers, please do not send me private messages as I do not know how to read and reply to them! Thanks!

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i tried to run both the suggested programs for reporting but both failed to install because i am using x64. are there any other programs like this for vista x64? i would like to post my scan results from hijackthis and see what u all think. any help would be appreciated. thank you in advance!!!

i attached the log file just in case...

A:Vista x64 cant use the suggested programs

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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So i just installed and used SpyWare Blaster and Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser... and thhis sis my more recent hjt log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:56:50 PM, on 12/6/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\L in Japanese\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.belgacom.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Belgacom
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctspk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINNT\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe&... Read more

A:Just added suggested programs, highjackthis log pleasez

Rescan again with hijack and insert a check then close all windows except hijack and click "fix checked"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure Anti-FunLove] C:\WINNT\system32\flcss.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nmlap] C:\WINNT\nmlap.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mbkqhr] C:\WINNT\system32\vvzmen.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SysA] C:\winnt\system32\winvju32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KeimoServices] kmsvc32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Video Capture Controls] MSsrvs32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinsHelps] NVedit.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Sysmon] msnmssgs.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [symscard] symscard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Rcf Driver] rfc.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [System Configurator] systemconfig.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Video Capture Controls] MSsrvs32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [WinsHelps] NVedit.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Sysmon] msnmssgs.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [symscard] symscard.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Rcf Driver] rfc.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [symscard] symscard.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [System Configurator] systemconfig.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Fxcvz] C:\WINNT\system32\xmhl.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Video Capture Controls] MSsrvs32.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [KeimoServices] kmsvc32.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sysmon] msnmssgs.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [symscard] symscard.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [symscard] symscard.exe
Then reboot into safe mode http://www.spyware911.net/safemode.htm

Set the system to shgow hidden files and folders http://www... Read more

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I am running w98 on a home network of two computers. The computer connected to the DSL modem will not let me download the zip file I need to update my PC-Cillin 2002, nor will it let me download anything else.....the progress bar at the bottom of the screen just moves really slow and then it just freezes up. I have the Nov.16th update installed, I got it by using the second computer that accesses through the network card. Now I am unable to download anything thorugh that computer either. I also tried to download the start up program that was suggested in some other threads, but it won't let me either. I had the alevir.exe, brasil.exe, and macro.scr in regedit and sysedit, I deleted them manually,at the advice of on of the antivirus websites. I am at a loss as to what to do now. Can you help me?
 

A:[Resolved -- the hard way!] Unable to download suggested fixes for Opaserv worm

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Please read every bit of this, as I try to be as detailed as possible.This started about three days ago.First, the fake programs:Windows Antivirus ProAdvanced Virus RemoverSome red X in the system tray that displays "Your computer is infected! Windows has detected spyware infection!It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you." (Don't know if this is part of one of the above fake anti-spyware programs or its own).I've had one or two of them before. (Gotta love the obvious misspellings and grammatical errors).Secondly, the Task Manager is disabled.So I go ahead and try some virus programs. None of them can get a few seconds into the scan without terminating such as MBAM and SpyNoMore (from what SpyNoMore showed while scanning, I saw the file that disabled the task manager and "Advanced Virus Remover", so if I could somehow get that to do a complete scan, I'm pretty sure it could work.)I came across a program that did, however, do a complete scan. It was called A-Squared. When I began to quarantine the files, though, the window where it says there has been a fatal error and Windows must terminate with the countdown from 1:00 occurs. After that, If I boot up my computer again, explorer.exe is gone AND the task manager is disabled. So I had to boot it up in Safe Mode with Command Prompt. I then took Browse function in the "Select program to op... Read more

A:MAJOR Infection. Multiple Fake AntiVirus Programs, Task Manager Disabled, Unable To Run Scans Or Open Most Programs.

Hi, Goomba Welcome.Please open a command prompt (Start -> Run, type CMD and click OK) At the prompt copy and paste the following commands and press Enter after each line:DIR /a/s %windir%\scecli.dll %windir%\netlogon.dll %windir%\ntelogon.dll >Log.txtNet Start >> Log.txt & START notepad Log.txtPost the resulting report.

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I am having a hard time staying on any web browser (firefox/ IE/ Safari) for any significant period of time in the last week. I keep getting the message of :Blank ( browser) encountered problems and will have to be shut down. I have tried uninstalling Firefox and IE7 but now I can't even reinstall it cause the I keep getting "file corrupted" when I try downloading the program again from the originator's site. I only have safari now and can't install any program cause it reads everything as corrupted. I have used the following programs to see if I can get rid of whatever is causing this problem. SUPERAntisoftware - I keep getting Adware.TrackingCookieSpybot- isn't working anymore...not loading anymoreMalwarebytes- doesn't show anything wrongThe computer has also been running slow and restarts by itself on occassion. I don't know what happened but it keeps getting worse by the minute. Please help...911!update:used Spybot tonight and was able to scan but I noticed the scanning exceeding the files (approx 10 thou) to almost 12 though. That has never happened before. I also noticed those extra files had Zlob on them. The funny thing is that Spybot couldn't find anything wrong. Not sure if this helps.

A:Unable To Stay On Any Browser/ Unable To Install New Programs

anyone?

By the way, I am running windows XP professional version 2002.
Please help.

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Machine run very slow periodically.
But Task Manager says things are ok.
Have run anti virus and anti spyware many, many times. Spyware results are minor issues.
Try to run certain games - Battlefield 2 and Battlefield Heroes are main culprits, and PunkBuster bombs out. (exact message is 'pnkbstrB.exe heartbeats stopped')

Have tried to run RootRepeal several times (6+ times, clean re-boot after each try) and it bombs out (internet disconnected, Windows firewall, McAfee, Ad-Aware are all disabled)
So I do not have the requested Ark.txt file

Was trying to run some Graphic Programs a few months ago for a short assignment and that seems to be the time that I started to have issues. Have un-installed all those programs.

DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01) - NTFSx86
Run by byagley at 10:24:29.14 on Wed 10/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18813 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2047.939 [GMT -7:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *disabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows... Read more

A:Unable to run certain programs, unable to run RootRepeal

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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I can't seem to get rid of these programs that I assume I've uninstalled. It doesn't show a size for them either and when I go to uninstall.

A:Unable To Remove Uninstalled Programs From "Programs And Features".

Hi Ben and welcome to the forum

Here is a tutorial for you to follow Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry

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I am a pretty experienced virus fighter, but this one has me stumped.

I read the "read these before posting rules" and would love to include the logs that procedure requests, but I truly cannot run ANY programs on my computer. A fake windows security center virus has taken root on my windows 7 and absolutley any attempt to run ANY program gets a "this is infected" pop up. The internet is likewise shutdown. I've experienced this virus before but usually it just didn't allow the running of anti-virus programs. Now even Ctrl-alt-delete is blocked. Even Dr.Web Cure It's randomly named file is blocked. I attempted running the programs this site asks to create the logs, but they were blocked as well.

So, where do I go from here? How do I run the programs neccesary to either give you guys the logs or simply remove the program? I have no idea where to go from here.

A:Unable to run any programs

I looked through your "solved cases" threads and was able to find a case that you guys had solved previously and it worked for me too. Wish I had saw that before I posted. Thanks for being such a great resource!

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I am unable to run programs on an XP machine. These are install programs for new software or updates. I have prevented Norton from starting, and disabled all other security software I can.

Bob
 

A:Unable to Run Programs

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I am trying to help a friend get his computer running. He claims he clicked on a video that said something like "wait till you see this..." the video started and then the screen went blank and the computer rebooted. After the reboot, nothing except Windows system apps work. We cannot run IE, Firefox, Malwarebytes, AVG, or any other scanner or internet type program. With Task Manager up, I can sometimes see the program start and then freeze and then go away. I see the same behavior in Safe Mode. I suspect something is running that is killing all apps other than windows system apps.

Note: all downloads are on another computer and transferred to the computer by a flash drive

What we have tried so far:
- downloaded all versions of the .exe registry update files, they all seem to run.
- downloaded all versions of rkill I could find. These do not seem to run at all.
- have tried System Restore to go back to a point prior to the problem
- in preparation for this i followed the instructions in the "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Tools and ..." document. I was unable to run either dds.scr (did nothing) or gmer.exe (64 bit OS).

I have attached to jpg files of screen prints of the processes I see running in Task Manager.

This is a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OS.

Thanks,
Loren McCullough
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A:Unable to run any programs

One thing I forgot to mention is that there are no error messages.

Any help with this?

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After start up, i am unable to start most programs.
Most programs close immediately after i try to open them
The start menu doesn't allow me to select any options in it, as well as my desktop does not run any of the shortcuts on it.
I was able to open IE through forteManager(my monitor options program).
Opening and Closing windows in IE is extremely slow.

I ran hijack and it also responded extremely slowly, however i did manage to get this.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:33:50 AM, on 1/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\forteManager\DTHtml.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\HookManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\DTSRVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\P... Read more

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Something opened on my toolbar which I clicked to close it. My computer immediately restarted without my asking and I noticed an immediate slow down of my computer's speed. Once windows was loaded my Norton Antivirus would not load, I cannot run any usuable programs (such as hijackthis) or other anti-spywaremalware programs. Even if I had Malwarebytes I sincerly doubt that would run either. I've tried restarting in safe mode, but I could not get anything to run in that either. I don't get any error messages. After I try to run programs the computer sits for a moment and then does nothing. I am able to run windows explorer and internet explorer, but can't run firefox or chrome. I can play chess though... helpful for while i'm waiting for aid
Computer is a desktop running Windows 7 x64. What can I do?

A:Unable to run programs

Hello,Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic355836.html you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will... Read more

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For a few days now, I am unable to run several programs, seemingly unrelated to each other.

Affected programs include the Mechwarrior Online beta, TEamspeak, Warhammer 40k:Space Marine, and others, none of which are related to each other. Furthermore, I no longer have access to certain folders, such as ProgramData under C://.

The programs launch, then immediately crash with no error message.
Operating system is windows XP, MBAM and Avast have both detected no problems on scans. This is the administrator account on the computer.
 

A:Unable to run certain programs

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This PC is a Dell XPS 730, dual nVidia 9800gt, no active RAID, Soundblaster XFi card, 4GB. Recently I have had some issues with the PC including:CD autorun not working - fixed by stopping the PowerDVD startup.VERY slow bootup (15 minutes) - fixed by uninstalling Zonealarm (on two XP machines)And now I get an NVIDIA RAID SERVICE error when the PC starts even though I'm not using any RAID. I have read that this service can be disabled through msconfig but have not done so yet.The real problem is that when the PC fully boots I am unable to run any programs including the Windows Task Manager. Sometime I can quickly start an application if I do it before the PC is fully booted and before I get the NVIDIA RAID error but I'm not sure they're connected. I have the Task Manager running now. I can do things like open windows explorer though. If I attempt to run anything it seems to begin the startup process but never starts and quickly disappears from the task manager.

A:unable to run any programs on XP Pro

Hi there! to Bleeping Computer. I am glad that you chose Bleeping Computer as your source of help today!

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Are you currently posting from a separate computer than the one you are trying to fix?

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:07:54 PM, on 8/15/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\antispyware\hijackthis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/home.htmlR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/signin.jspO2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\... Read more

A:Suggested Hjt Log

Hello healing41 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

Fragmentation isn't really a malware issue. It is just a natural occurance that happens over time. XP has a built-in defragmenter and there are many 3rd party disk-defragmenters. It is good to defragment a drive occasionally but unless the disk is heavily fragmented and the free disk space is less than about 10% of the drive there will probably not be a noticible performance improvement. The 2 files that will have the biggest impact from fragmentation are the swap file and the Master File Table which can only be defragmented with 3rd party defragers. NTFS file systems handle file fragmentation better than the old FAT system found on older operating systems like Win98 so an acasional defrag with the built-in XP utility should be Ok.

Cheers.

OT

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My PC has been freezing. Before you yell at me this is what I've tried.
?Checked hardware, no yellow ! marks
?Checked memory...all 6 scans 2 passes...nada.
?Checked drivers...diagnostic came up empty handed
?turned off startups...disabled windows services...nothing
?Defraged, disc cleanup, reverted to an earlier state for windows...none helped
?attempted to change Anti Virus Programs since Avira & Mcafee caught nothing...
now I can't install AVG because Mcafee is still present somehow...although
I couldn't uninstall it the traditional way...I googled and found links from threads that led
me to the uninstall tool...which I ran and rebooted...it's no longer in the uninstall options..but
AVG still says it can't Install because of McAfee.

I'm basically posting this now..because I don't see any fixes different than the ones I've already tried.
Can anyone help. I did go through some of the rules and if I broke any of them in this post...I appologize. I'm in safe mode now and my screen size sucks typing this too. Thanks. I'm glad
I was able to get this typed before my PC froze again.
Windows XP, Dell Vostro 410, had it for about 2 years. It's my shop pc...I own a sign shop...this is my
backbone for now. HELP

A:I've tried everything that's been suggested

The below is compliments of Broni:You may have some hardware problems.***** Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.====================================================================================A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick installed......run memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBu... Read more

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I run a Dell 550mhz with 128mb ram,
Computer runs extremely slow and hangs.
ZoneAlarm was NOT RESPONDING, so I removed it.
Internet Explorer and Mozilla errors - NOT RESPONDING

So....
I ran SPYBLASTER
I ran SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY
I ran AD-AWARE
I ran REGISTER PATROL
I stopped almost all programs from beginning at startup.
I removed programs not used.
I defragmented the disk.
I removed ZoneAlarm, as it seemed to be part of the problem (NOT RESPONDING).

But now the slowness has returned so....

I ran Hijackthis, and here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:22:48 AM, on 5/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_UR... Read more

A:Tried everything suggested, does this log help?

Hello......
Just to clarify, you have only 128MB of memory? What operating system do you have? Also, you most definitely need an anti-virus program at all times.

Edit: Sorry I just saw you have WinXP for an OS.
 

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Hi,

I am having a really annoying problem with my PC at the moment. I cannot seem to open any programs which connect with the internet (iTunes, Poker Agents etc) except firefox and IE.

Kind of annoying since I bought a new iPod yesterday and I can't get it up and running!

If anyone has any suggestions as to how I can start to address this problem, as I haven't a clue where to start, I would be gratefull.

Thanks.

A:unable to open certain programs

Try checking your firewall settings to see if they are being blocked

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Here goes my first post... about 2 weeks ago I got BOMBARDED with viruses / spyware. Through forums like this, I was able to get rid of anything showing up on Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot S&D, Scan Spyware, Spyware Blaster, Spyware Sweeper, Scan Spyware, Spy Hunter, and Microsoft Antispyware (Beta version) - (okay, I was desperate so I tried just about everything...) ANYWAY, when I run everything now, I show clean, BUT now I can't update anything. I'm wondering if there are "remnants" that have disabled something. Here are the exact problems I'm having:

1. I CAN connect to the internet using IE, but I CAN'T connect using Netscape. I uninstalled Netscape and tried to re-install (I've tried both full download and download from site), but it gets 1/2 way through the process and says it can't download the files needed to complete the install and aborts.

2. When I try to update Windows XP SP2 (which is the OS I'm using), it goes through "all the motions" then tells me that it couldn't update properly (failure). I had some problems with the .NET Framework, so I uninstalled and re-installed that hoping that would take care of the problem. It may have solved my .net problem, but didn't resolve any other issues I'm having.

3. When I open programs (i.e., Ad-Aware), it will say "your list base is 17 days old. Would you like to update?" When I click OKAY, it will TRY to update and then will say that th... Read more

A:Unable to update programs

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I have winxp and up until 2 days ago my computer worked fine. Now when I turn it on, I can't open any programs because it keeps saying Low Virtual Memory. I've increased the virtual memory and deleted everything possible but still am unable to open any programs. I've also done scans with Malwarebytes And Esnet Online Virus scan and all came back as clean. Please Someone Help Me fix this. I'm ready to throw the computer out the door.. GRRRR Thank You for your Assistance. -

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Hi, Please can you be of assistance. I'm currently unable to update some programs IE: COMODO firewall, Spyware blaster, malwarebytes, trojan killer, basically anything i have on my PC thats need updating. Even spotify has stopped. If i uninstall the above and try any other anti ware IE spybot, Ad Aware etc the same thing happens. I read the preparation guide and attached the report. Could you please advice if i have any virus, trojans, Malware etc. and what my next steps should be? Many Thanks.

A:unable to update programs

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I just received a new laptop about 2-3 weeks ago, and things have been working great up until yesterday. Usually I am at my mother's house, but I was staying at my dad's for the weekend so I took the computer with me. When I turned it on, I noticed that my facial recognition program hadn't started (the place where it usually is was blank). I didn't think much of it until the computer finished loading everything; I tried to open Google Chrome and it wasn't opening. I tried to open all my desktop icons and that didn't work either. The computer did not give me any error messages. The programs were not in the task manager, not even in the processes list. At first I tried running the system file checker, and it was not able to fix anything. After that, I booted in safe mode and tried to open them and it worked. I logged off and restarted in normal mode and everything was fine. But today, I restarted and I wasn't able to open anything again. So I tried what I did yesterday and it worked. So basically I have to boot in safe mode then in normal mode for anything to work.

Sorry for the long explanation. System specs in next post.

A:Unable to open any programs.

System Manufacturer/Model Number
Dell Inc. /Studio XPS 1640
OS
Vista Ultimate x64
CPU
Intel Core 2 P8600 @ 2.40 GHz 2401 Mhz
Memory
4GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz (2 Dimms)
Graphics Card(s)
ATI Mobility RADEON? HD 3670 - 512MB4
Sound Card
High Definition Audio 2.0
Hard Drives
500GB3 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive

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For some reason with the new windows 10 update,
I cannot install programs anymore, that is making use of the Windows Restore option.
I have System restore disabled through this: How to Enable System Restore in Windows 10

Since I need that for Rollback.

But now that policy doesn't seem to work anymore.
I cannot install any program anymore that uses that "Set restore point" option.

Does anyone know a work around for that.
Thank you

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I'm windows Vista ultimate user, and yesterday I got a strange error that I tried so hard to fix it but I couldn't, I used Google search but I couldn't find any solution. I hope that someone here will help me to fix it, instead of formatting.
The problem is, some programs won't be installed, when I double click on them I get one of those two error messages:

ShellExecuteEx failed; code 1155
No application is associated with the specified file for this operation

or:

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel.
Unable to elevate, error 1155

The programs are fine, I tried them before but now there's something wrong with my system, so would you please help me to fix my problem? step by step? Thanks a lot.

A:Unable to install programs, please help.

Do you get this error when you double click on any executable (.exe) files or just setup.exe? From your post it sounds like it is just installers. If so I would download and install the most current Windows Installer Package from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/d...displaylang=en.

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Hello,

I'm haveing some problems updateing my Virus programs I've uninstalled and tried reinstalling multiple Virus programs on my computer. First I was useing Panda Antivirus about a week ago I noticed my internet (10meg) cable connection was running REALLY slow, web pages takeing forever to load etc. I called my cable company and they let me know that my upload was increadably high and that is a big indication of a viurs intrusion, this along with panda not being able to update as I got a notice on Windows security warning. I attempted to uninstall panda and downloaded AVG which was unable to install becuase it could not detect internet connection...but I am able to access the internet. After trying and trying differnt programs I was able to get one to install but not update as again they can't access the internet to update. It was suggested to me to restore to another time on my computer which I did and my internet as again come back to full speed, but I still can't get an antivirus program to install or update. As well I keep getting these errors when I restart my computer ApVxdwin.exe error and Inicio.exe error. I have attempted to stop this on MSconfig. But still get these errors. First I KNOW I HAVE A VIRUS OR MALWARE problem but am unsure as to how to find and elimenate the problem anything you can help me with I have downloaded and run Highjackthis and have a log ready, as well I have downloaded and installed adware but am unable to update that ... Read more

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Yesterday, I downloaded Xpadder 5.3. The only way I can run programs is by right clicking, clicking "Run as..." and deselecting "Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity." However, even doing this, I cannot run Internet Explorer and I have to use Google Chrome. Normally, when I am connected to the internet, I have four green bars. Now, these bars are blue. I have already tried System Restore to two different prior points in time, both of which did nothing. Is this a virus or something else? I appreciate any help.

A:I am unable to open programs normally

Hello, what is you Operating system and browser?Can you run these?Please download exeHelper to your desktop.Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix.A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.Post the contents of exehelperlog.txt (Will be created in the directory where you ran exeHelper.com, and should open at the end of the scan)Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the program before posting a log - and post the two logs together (they will both be in the one file).Then.....Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Devices List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If usin... Read more

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I downloaded a program last night called PC Doctor OnCall to try and find out what's wrong with my PC...we downloaded the prgram and istalled it, then ran the scan.

It told us that there were some problems with the PC but we would need to pay for the full utility for the PC Doctor for them to fix it.

I decided that I did not want to pay for it, so I went to Add/Remove Prgrams to deinstall it...which it seemed to do properly...but I noticed that the icon that it installed onto the Task Bar was still there!! I clicked on the icon and it SUCCESSFULLY launched the program!!!! I checked Add/Remove Prgrams again and it isn't on the list....neither is it in Program Files or on the Registry as far as we can see....BUT IT'S STILL WORKING!!!!

I'm desperate to get rid of this prgram...it is annoying the hell out of me because it keeps popping up with an annoying alram sound and a window saying it's found another problem!!

So far it has found 32 problems...and keeps finding more....quite amazing for a program that i have DEINSTALLED!!!!

HELP!!!!!!!!
 

A:Unable to remove programs

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many of my desktop Icons have become shortcut files and no longer open the programs. I tried to set the correct program to open it as default but all my desktop Icons change to this same program. Now I try to open those icons but they won't open. What do I do?

Thanks
Rob

A:Help! Unable to open programs

Usually a virus causes this. Make sure your PC is clean first. Then try this...
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/0...-folder-drive/

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Okay, so here's the deal. I am unable to uninstall ANY programs on my computer. I may be missing something obvious, but I ran the hijackthis thingy, and here's my log...

A:Unable to Uninstall ANY programs

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===If you get a message when trying to remove a program please post it in your next reply.Run HijackThis and click on Open the Misc Tools section.In the next window, click on Open Uninstall Manager... In the final window, click on Save list... and save it to your Desktop. Copy and paste this file: uninstall_list.txt into your next reply.===Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause infiltration of an infection.Please run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.===

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Hi, I'm unable to to minimize, maximize and close out programs with my mouse and the touch pad. The only way I can close anything out is by alt-control-delete and going into the task manager to end the program(s).

I am using FireFox and have been for quite some time and this has never been a problem. Can this be part of the issue?

I'm hoping someone can help because it's frustrating and I'm ready to lose my mind.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Help! Unable to close programs

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Hi Tech support,

I am having trouble with my laptop. I bought a reconditioned Fujitsu Siemens laptop about three days ago, it's a Vista machine which I've never had before and since yesterday it has been refusing to install anything on the system. I can download the files but when it comes to actually running the installer nothing happens.

I've tried downloading the files to desktop or somewhere visual but the icon will flash up momentarily once the download has finished then disappear completely.

Please can you help with this problem as it's preventing me from downloading and receiving any of my e mail attachments for work and since I bought this because my new job has me on the move all over the place it is going to be completely useless unless I can get this sorted.

Many thanks

Almann101 (Alex)

A:Unable to install any programs

Please do the following:

1 - note the time on the system clock
2 - attempt to install a program (any program will do)
3 - check in the Event Viewer to see if there are any messages relating to the attempt at installation. Under the Windows logs, check both the Application log file and the System log file (use the time that you noted in Step 1 to narrow down the amount of stuff that you've gotta search through).

Also, in the View menu, enable the "Show Analytic and Debug logs"
Then open the Applications and Services logs...Microsoft...Windows...Diagnostics-Performance logs.
Check these logs for errors (in most systems only the Operational log will be Enabled. The Diagnostic and Diagnostic-Loopback logs can be Enabled (by right clicking) if you want to.

What happens if you rename the installer from .exe to .cmd - and then try to install it?

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Well, this was a recent problem, and I apologize if this is a common or easy problem. Trying google didn't help too much.

After trying to play a game which required a disc (lotr 2 battle for middle earth),I had gotten multiple disk errors that showed up at once. Since then

- all of the desktop icons won't launch the programs.
- pop up notice saying disk is full (though checking the hd shows 10gb still available)
- unable to switch users or log on to any other account ( only the account i used to play the game is useable)
- unable to install or uninstall anything won't work
- no viruses or spyware detected
- check disk shows nothing
- no internet connection (including wireless utility and direct connection)
- system restore does not help

Trying to open a program or switch users makes the screen flash once and return to the desktop.

The laptop is running windows xp sp2, and is a Hp pavillion dv5115nr notebook

I think it might be a hard drive error but I may be wrong

Any help would be appreciated
 

A:Unable to open programs

Hmm, I just checked again. And it seems that I can log in to the other accounts, but they all share the same problem. Any program that I try to open shows up and immediately closes.
 

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In safe made I am unable to run Malwarebytes or HiJack this. When I open Malwarebytes I am redirected to 'choose the program you want to use to open this file.' When I open HiJack this I am given the dialogue box 'application not found'.
 

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I?m unable to run almost all of the programs on my laptop. I get the following error message:

?This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel?

I can open some programs, such as WORD or Publisher if I click on a saved document. But these programs do not open if I click on the taskbar, desktop icon, or program startup icon.

I cannot open or run System Restore, even in safe mode. It will start in safe mode, but once it gets to the point in the process where it reboots the computer I get a message that the computer is unable to open rstu.exe (or whatever the system restore file is called).

I?m running XP. Here?s what I?ve tried so far:

? Virus scan: clean
? Ad-Aware Pro SE scan: clean
? Re-set folder associations to default in Control Panel Folder Options
? Reinstall MS Office
? MS Knowledge base

I?m out of ideas. Any suggestions on what to do besides wipe out the hard drive and do a clean reinstall of Windows XP and start from scratch?

A:Unable to open any programs???

Oh, we don't give in that easily.

Go to this web page:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

and download/run the registry fix for :

EXE File Association Fix (Restore default association for EXE files)

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Whenever I'm uninstalling something it comes up saying it cannot find the installation .msi.
Could I solve this issue by downloading the set-up from the Internet again, or what?

Please help, many thanks.
Joe.

A:Unable to uninstall 9/10 programs.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by iRHardcore


Whenever I'm uninstalling something it comes up saying it cannot find the installation .msi.
Could I solve this issue by downloading the set-up from the Internet again, or what?

Please help, many thanks.
Joe.


Hi Joe

Yes sometimes it works if you reinstall then uninstall as a temporary fix, but that wont solve what the underlying issue is.

Danny

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I've never really seen anything like this, I can't open any programs except Mozilla.

Scanned the comp last night (AVG, Avast, etc) and it came up with one Trojan Virus...today I turned on the comp and I can't open any programs.
Everything gives me the error message "Windows cannot find C:/Program Files/..." Also I tried to download new virus scanners, since I can't open AVG I figured I might be able to scan and get the virus with a new one, but it gives me an error message about having to open something else, and that it may be a malicious program.

I've been looking everywhere for anyone with my same problem, after a few hours I decided to check here.

A:Unable to open any programs

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delay in response. If you're still having these issues and are not receiving help elsewhere, please follow the instructions below.


Download Combofix from any of the links below. You must rename it before saving it. Save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3





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Double click on Combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt along with a HijackThis log so we can continue cleaning the system.
Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall

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I installed three "legacy" programs which will now neither run nor uninstall.

One is Adobe Air, one is Astraslim (drivers for my elderly scanner) and one is DBXconv, which I hoped would capture all the old emails from my old XP machine.
Seems almost as if they are "half" installed, and unable to complete?

Tried everything I know to get these off - even the hitherto failsafe Revo, but I am still stuck with them.
Anyone any ideas, please?

A:Unable to install programs

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kimig1


I installed three "legacy" programs which will now neither run nor uninstall.

One is Adobe Air, one is Astraslim (drivers for my elderly scanner) and one is DBXconv, which I hoped would capture all the old emails from my old XP machine.
Seems almost as if they are "half" installed, and unable to complete?

Tried everything I know to get these off - even the hitherto failsafe Revo, but I am still stuck with them.
Anyone any ideas, please?


Have you tried running a System Restore point to just before you installed the programs ?

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About a month ago I bought a Dell Inspiron 1564with Windows 7. I have not been able to download any programs except Itunes, which is very slow. For example it starts to download Skype and gets about halfway through then a message pops up saying it cannot download. It has done the same with other programs and I just can't seem to fix it. I have tried resetting my internet settings, but that did not help either.

Can someone please help me, I have no other way of fixing this.

A:Unable to download any programs

You will need to fill out your system specs so we know what we are dealing with..

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My ISP is aol/talk talk. I want to up grade to their newer site.But I have first to uninstall the older versions first.But going into control panel to uninstall them I can find no trace of them.
So I rang up talktalk to help me out Though they tried to help,and I must say they did their best,they failed.In fact they suggested that I take the computer to computer shop to see if they can help.
But I would like to know is why are those aol programs not showing up in the control panel.Do not all installed programs show up there?
Can some one help please.
Histotian
 

A:Unable to uninstall programs.

... err, AOL (AOHell) is a Trojan/virus!!

Try ... AOL Removal Tool v5

or AOL Removal Tool v6

or both ... and then go run CCleaner.

may be quicker to reformat your hard drive (or maybe not ... just kidding, or, am I?)

 

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i am unable to open any programs, download antivirus software. i can only use ie. i have a continuos antivirus pogram trying to scan my computer and notifying me of infections. help!!!!!

A:unable to open programs

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum Click this link for instructions then create a new post in the Security forum and they'll clean you up

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I have a number of programs that were recently installed and am unable to uninstall:
-Search App by Ask: says "The specified account already exists."
-Remote Desktop Access (VuuPC): says "An error occurred while trying to uninstall Remote Desktop Access (VuuPC).  It may have already been uninstalled".  I chose to not remove it from the Programs and Features list.
- mailagent: this launches a browser to gorillauninstallation.com but sends me to link to download their uninstaller
- Snap.Do: I keep trying to uninstall but uninstall doesn't do anything
 
I did recently uninstall a program that was causing the laptop to use a proxy server and despite changing the setting in LAN Settings, the setting would remain enabled.  I was able to uninstall the program called "My Program 1.5" in Safe Mode.
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DDS log:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.71.2
Run by admin at 22:21:23 on 2014-10-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8086.5104 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -... Read more

A:Unable to Uninstall Various Programs

Greetings hey_marion and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter pr... Read more

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This is my second thread and I have to say that, so far, I'm really impressed with the response times and expertise here. It is very much appreciated and I will be donating when I can.

This second computer that I'm working on is Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit with SP2.

So far, I have not been able to open any flash drives plugged in.
I can open Control Panel but anything I try to open in there brings up a pop-up box that says (title bar: Explorer.EXE) (The specified service does not exist as an installed service.)
Can't open IE
Start menu looks minimalist
Overall, the computer is really slow

I have not attempted anything except Malwarebytes in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to open programs

I also just tried uninstalling some obvious things like the toolbars. I can open Programs & Features but when I click uninstall, after highlighting one of the unwanted programs, nothing happens.

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Hello,
 
I'm having an issue with my laptop. I can seem to only run Firefox and Adobe. Any other programs I try to run, such as Internet Explorer or Camtasia, the programs won't run and close automatically. I also occassionally get the blue screen of death if I try to run a program like Camtasia and it won't run.
 
Attached is my attach.zip
 
Thanks,
Bianca

A:Unable to run any other programs besides Firefox

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer! 
 
 
 
I am Elle and I will be helping you out with your problem. Firstly, you should know that we are working with specific tools which are used to identify the possible threats present on your system so I will analyze the results they produce. 
 
 
As a start we need to have some more up-to-date logs than the ones you have already provided. The current state of the files on your system might have changed so we need to get a clear look on that aspect. DO NOT bring any changes to the system except the ones I tell you to as that may produce more damage than helping us. 
 
If you will encounter a delay of over 2 days from me, please don't hesitate and private message me (link in the signature). 
Do not forget to check your topic periodically and subscribe to it so that you can receive notifications regarding my replies.
 
 
 
Please generate other DDS logs (download it from here if you haven't already) and post them in your next reply along with other changes that may have occured since you last posted.
Also download and run GMER from this link: GMER download link.
 
 
 
Thank you very much for your patience. 
 
 
 
 
Regards,
 
Elle

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On another of my systems experiencing Popup problems, I attempted to install the basic diagnostic tools (HijackThis, Ad-aware, Ewido and Spybot S&D) as well as use the Pandasoftware scanner to analyze my system. HijackThis and Ad-aware install ok, because they are standalone executables. Spybot registers itself with the registry and so fails. Panda failed to complete the installation of the ActiveX control.Here is the error message:Error creating registry key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}RegCreateKeyEx failed; code 5.Access is denied.Click Retry to try again, Ignore to proceed anyway, or Abort to cancel installation.---------------------------------and here is a HijackThis log file:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:38:27 AM, on 10/18/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\EPSON\ESM2\eEBSVC.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\EPSON\ESM2\eEBAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC: ... Read more

A:Unable To Register New Programs

Additional Information:

Installation of software from CD Rom also fails. When I tried to load the game 'Fable' I received the following:

"1607: Unable to install InstallShield Scripting Runtime."

I followed some instructional advice on fixing this problem centered around verifying write access to the Windows\Installer directory. With Hidden files and System files visible when I launch the 'Preferences' alert box the Security Tab does not exist. Only General, Sharing and Customize are visible.

The user had Administrator Rights on the system (and has installed many a program previously).

ewido flagged the Watch(something) virus twice when using the toolbar. The problem was quarantined by ewido.

Help.

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Automatic download of internet explorer 7 occurred last night. The computer restarted and then nothing could be accessed. Not yahoo messenger or mail. nothing from the start button, all the programs come up but will not open. I can access mail through Firefox.
I shut the computer down and this am, I tried to uninstall 7 and it stops on the Running process before Firefox. Then the computer freezes. I don't have a clue what I am doing.
So if someone helps me, talk to me please, not over me. thank you.
 

A:unable to open any programs

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Hey there,
 
just this morning I haven't been able to run or open programs unless I right click and run as administrator.  After doing a brief search around the web, it looks like this might be some sort of virus.  I've tried to download malware bytes and one other antivirus program and neither files will even begin to install.  For malware bytes, I get an "error creating window class" popup when I try to run the setup.  My computer also will not let me go to organize > search and folder options > view > unhide extensions.  In fact, it won't let me click the organize button at all.  Nothing happens when I try to click it.  Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to run/open programs

Update: I was finally able to find a way to show the extensions for programs.  In conclusion, I was able to change the extension and name for mbam.exe and am now running a scan.  

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I recently had the spysheriff spyware but got it to stop popping up and was able to get my wallpaper back to normal but some of the programs I have on the computer (AOL, Photoshop are a few) wont start up. Photoshop will boot up but then close and AOL will start but wont connect.

Here is my HijackThis log, I hope someone can help.
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:12:26 PM, on 6/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tablet.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFAGENT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE
C:\Program Files\SVA Player\SVAPLAYER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
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A:Unable to Access Some Programs

Closing duplicate post, please continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=370870
 

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Medion 1.6Ghz. Plenty of room. Windows XP SP2, AOL. Avast AV, Zone Alarm firewall. XP firewall turned off. Since 2nd Feb I have been unable to download any programs. But some updates e.g. Vcom Fixit seem to work. There are no error messages, the download screen looks normal apart from there being not download speed or anticipated time to download. The pages fly but nothing happens. Eventually I just cancel.
Restore points before the date have failed. Reinstalling SP2 did not help. Uninstalled recent installs around that time (e.g. Skype) to no effect. I have even tried using other ISPs with all firewalls and AV tuirned off. IE is the browser.
Don't really want to start from scratch but may have to
 

A:Unable to download programs

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Iím unable to run almost all of the programs on my laptop. I get the following error message:

ďThis file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panelĒ

I can open some programs, such as WORD or Publisher if I click on a saved document. But these programs do not open if I click on the taskbar, desktop icon, or program startup icon.

I cannot open or run System Restore, even in safe mode. It will start in safe mode, but once it gets to the point in the process where it reboots the computer I get a message that the computer is unable to open rstu.exe (or whatever the system restore file is called).

Iím running XP. Hereís what Iíve tried so far:

∑ Virus scan: clean
∑ Ad-Aware Pro SE scan: clean
∑ Re-set folder associations to default in Control Panel Folder Options
∑ Reinstall MS Office
∑ MS Knowledge base

Iím out of ideas. Any suggestions on what to do besides wipe out the hard drive and do a clean reinstall of Windows XP and start from scratch?
 

A:XP ¬Ė Unable to open any programs???

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I have recently purchased a PC with XP and Microsoft Works Suite Pre-Installed.

However, I now want to install Office XP as well as other new software. Unfortunately, whenever I insert the CD, it autoruns and invites me to install the software.

All goes well until it asked for the software key. At this point the installation program closes down without and errors. Sometimes I am able to type a few charactors in, other times it closes down as soon as the dialigue box appears.

Once it closed down, displaying the Windows Task Manager also suggests that the installtion program is not running.

Any ideas?
 

A:Unable to Install Programs

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My online works fine but unfortunately I am unable to update any programs. Spydocter, AVG, WIndows, Pokerstars, none of the programs are able to be updated. I am not familier with any of this but here is my hijack this log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:04:41 AM, on 2/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
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A:I am unable to update any programs

anyone with any advice would be greatly appreciated. I can't seem to figure out what is wrong. Thanks.
 

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Problem started earlier tonight. I clicked accept or okay on something that I think was a Windows Update (Honestly, at this point, I'm unsure of what it is I really clicked. I know that's stupid of me to click accept or ok on something I wasn't paying attention to, but it's too late now.) and my computer completely restarted. When it came back up, I attempted to get back on Skype, Windows Live Messenger, and Mozilla Firefox. None of them would open. I clicked on the icons as well as the links in my start menu. Although, on the start menus, it showed as if I was still signed into those programs. My mouse pointer on the screen gave me a little circle as if it were loading, but nothing happened. Suddenly, I got a blue screen with something that said "Crash" and "Dump" in it. I panicked. When it finally restarted my computer again, I still cannot access any programs, including my anti virus. I can get into Pain, My Documents, and such, but nothing else really.

I tried restoring to three days before, but the problem followed me. It didn't help at all.
I also tried Safe Mode, nothing would work there either.

I am using a separate computer to access this website.

I am using Windows 7

Please help?!?
 

A:Unable to open Programs???

It looks like you may have a virus
You need to get into MSCONFIG as soon as you are able to to disable everything in startup and services (leave microsoft services running) and restart the PC and see if it is still slow
Once started with check in MSCONFIG to see what programs start and look for unusual programs, they sometimes have letters and numbers in the name
Let see how you go
 

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how i can completly remove a program on my pc?on add remove programs i was unable to uninstall a graphic software .with advance uninstaller pro i was use the force removal tool to completly uninstall the software.now when i try to install the same program the pc refuse to recognize or opend .there some way that i can remove old program
 

A:unable to uninstall old programs

ossie,
welcome to tech support guy,
with ANY software, you need to check and verify that it will function on / with the os you are attempting to install it on - and the easiest way to do this is to go to that software's site and check
some older software , [that is no longer being updated - company went out of business - someone else bought it - whatever] - will have no newer versions, BUT, it can usually be ran in 'virtual mode'
and some software will have a newer version that can be downloaded, installed and ran direct

you might try this to see if will help:
Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
 

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first off, I am so sorry if this is in the wrong place. anyway, I just had a problem not long ago with having antispyware vista 2010 through a torrent download (first time I've used p2p programs in 4 years, seriously) I instantly uninstalled uTorrent, and the popups disappeared. then I ran a full virus scan using McAfee Security Scan, and it picked up 2 Trojans and quarantined them. I though I was alright, but I can't open programs, kind of. if I want to open photoshop for example, this pops up:



so I'll browse and find the program.

and I have to do that every time I want to open a program. I'm trying to open McAfee but I can't find the file to open it. there are so many and none of them work. if someone can help me that would be so greatly appreciated right now.

A:unable to open programs

Hello -

Seems you've encountered first hand why we advise against the use of P2P applications, torrents and cracks.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...ng-305923.html

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...re-248501.html



Please do this:


Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here

Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop.


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Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. It will be a randomly named executable.Rename it to a .com extension. Ensure file extensions are viewable.

To enable the viewing of Hidden files follow these steps:

1. Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
2. Click on the Start button. This is the small round button with the Windows flag in the lower left corner.
3. Click on the Control Panel menu option.
4. When the control panel opens you can either be in Classic View or Control Panel Home view:

If you are in the Classic View do the following:
1. Double-click on the Folder Options icon.
2. Click on the View tab.
3. Go to step 5.

If you are in the Control Panel Home view do the following:
1. Click on the Appearance and Personalization link .
2. Click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
3. ... Read more

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Hi everyone. I need some help ASAP!I have been unable to get ANY windows updates, Defender pro 2009 anti virus updates, or Malwarebytes updates. I think I definitely have some kind of viral issue because not only am I not able to get updates, I also can not access the websites themselves to do any form of manual updates. I also am in some case being redirected to random web pages when I do a google search. My compute also seems to be running slower....When I go into my virus update I get a "Error 403", When I go to update Malwarebytes I get a "Error 732"... When I try to manually download microsoft updates I get to the download page and click "download" I am redirected to a "Page not found" error. UPDATE; I was able to find a manual update for the most current data base for Malwarebytes and am in the process of scanning right now. I will include the results as soon as the process completes.Also I am running windows XP and I have a Wireless connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Below is my Hijackthis log file. Thx,MelissaLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:44:35 PM, on 5/29/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS... Read more

A:PLZ HELP!! Unable to update ANY programs!!!

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2182
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/29/2009 4:50:00 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-29 (16-50-00).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 150661
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 37 minute(s), 18 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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One of the kids got a message from the Computer Associates (CA) spyware program and they rsponded to it prior to alerting adult. Now, Computer Associates (CA) spyware will not run. I found that the task scheduler was pointing to spools.exe. Almost everything I try to start I get the window asking choose the program that you want to use to open this file.

I am running Windows XP.

I am unable to start command prompt. I get the choose the program that you want to use to open this file message.

I tried to open the properties of My Computer and received c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe - application not found window. However,the file is there.

I HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEMS - I THINK

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Everytime I try to click on anything on the computer I get the error message:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them." I am accessing the internet with another computer because the infected computer wont allow me access to anything..I cant run the Kellys Korner help that FireKracker suggested in his post because I cant access the internet on that computer.Anyone have any suggestions for this problem??ThanksMod Edit: Split from Can Not Execute A Single Program~ TMacK

A:Unable To Load Programs

Try taking ownership of all the files and folders on the drive.How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Iím only able to connect to the internet through Internet Explorer or some other programs that are built-in with Windows 7, like Windows Updater, but not all. IE 8 64-bit works, but the 32-bit version canít connect. Those programs work fine, but anything else (like Google Chrome, AVG Updater, iTunes, etc.) is unable to connect. I have not made any recent changes that I can think of. Iíve only had the computer about a week. The problem started two nights ago. There are no available updates that I can find. I turned off Windows Firewall and uninstalled AVG Free, but still canít connect. When I try to connect through Chrome, I get the message "Error 0 (net::OK): Unknown error." If thereís any other information you need, let me know.
 

A:Unable to connect, but only with some programs

Maybe this is a malware issue. If you can, download and install HijackThis.

To download HijackThis, go to http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis/download. Install it, restart, and then run HijackThis. Choose the option to "Do a system scan and save a logfile", and then post it here. Don't have HJT fix anything!
 

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I have gone through the uninstall process on my computer to try to uninstall Optimizer Pro v3.0 and RegCleanPro.  I get a message that will not allow me to uninstall these programs. 
I am getting alot of computer crashes and I believe this is the reason. Can you help?
 

A:Unable to uninstall programs

Have you tried using something like Revo Uninstaller? Here is how to use Revo Uninstaller:1) First we download it from here: Revo Uninstaller Free Version. You can skip this Step if you already have it installed. However, you may need to update it. If you have it installed already, and you need to update it, go ahead and open it up and click the AutoUpdate Icon next to Help. The use of this program makes registry changes based upon what you select for removal from the Registry. Before running Revo Uninstaller please run ERUNT before proceeding to back up your registry in case you make a mistake.2) Select the Program to remove from the list of programs and click the Uninstall button: 3) After selecting the program you want to remove, and confirming you want to uninstall the program, then you will want to select the Advanced Option: 4) Click Next. This will start the uninstaller for the application you picked. When the uninstaller is done, and it proves to be successful, and a reboot is required, then select NO and continue the below steps.5) Follow the prompts during the uninstallation of the application. Once it closes you will be at this window: 6) Click Next again. Once the window is done scanning for files and other things that did not get removed, you will be presented with this window:.You will want to select only the bolded items, then click on Delete. If any entries-usually the last thing listed and not in bold-have a + sign click on the + until you... Read more

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Hi. I downloaded some type of program that installed the ask toolbar and msa.exe I managed to delete the b.exe and msa.exe; however my machine is still acting up. I cannot install any program and my AVG is NOT picking up anything. Whenever I go to search the web in firefox in the google search bar websites come up when I click on the link I searched for (for example, I searched for Chipoltle and when I clicked on the link it went to some webpage that offered insurance...wtf).

I don;t want to install Norton, because I'm not confident that Norton will pick up and fix what is wrong. Can someone help me? Remember, I cannot install programs; otherwise I get an error box that says I do not have permission (but I do).

Thanks!
 

A:MSA.exe and b.exe Unable to install programs

Ok, I broke down and ran Norton. It found a couple trojans and removed them; however my computer is still acting funny. I get an error when I try to execute any program. I want to run Spy Bot Search and Destroy to see if Norton missed any Malware or Spyware. The error message is a screen cap that is attached.
 

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Please help me with this!

For some thing that I don't know, I was unable to add/remove programs on my windows xp pro sp2

At the same time I start to see many instaled applications started with "m" as you can see on the attachment.

How can I resolve this??

Could you guys give me some help??

there is my hijack:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:11:58, on 29-08-2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Programas\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\OProtSvc.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programas\Java\j2re1.4.2_08\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Programas\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\PCSuite\DataLayer\DataLayer.exe
C:\Programas\Google\Gmail Notifier\G001-1.0.25.0\gnotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fpdisp5a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fp... Read more

A:unable to add/remove programs

You might try these solutions:

Add/Remove Programs tool displays installed programs incorrectly
or this one:
Add/Remove Programs dialog box does not appear or is corrupted.

Or you could try an alternative tool like MyUninstaller.
 

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Do you want to allow a program from an unknown publisher make changes to your account?

This pop up each time I want to open or make any changes to my computer
I want to click yes but the yes button is grayed out.
I tried running it as an administrator same thing.
I can not make any changes

Some how I must have changes a setting in the security or something.
I just can't figure out what I did and
NOW how to get it back to where it was so I can add new programs

Can someone please help me

thanks
Mike

A:Unable to open new programs...

Hello Mike, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if unblocking the file may be able to help.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,
Unsure if this is in the right place! Apologies in advance.

Currently using Windows Vista.

If i try to run anything (Internet, games, any software) I get a blue screen for about 5 seconds and then my computer reboots.

All I've managed to gain from it is "driver irql not less or equal"

Have tried running MBAM in safe mode but it refuses to start.

This has only just come in the last 12 hours

Thanks for any help

Update: managed to run MBAM (have saved the log) and ie now works intermittently.

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So I left my computer on for the night, and this morning I come to my computer to see that I can't launch any programs at all, and a new icon on my desktop labeled Windows Antivirus Pro.

Everytime I do try to launch something, a command prompt window blinks for a split second which I have been able to make out to say: Program is too big to fit in memory.

I tried restarting, and noticed that just after login, a bunch of command prompts blinking again with desot.exe as their title, as well as a process called svchast.exe in my task manager, note the 'a' where there should be an 'o'.

I deleted Windows Antivirus Pro, and stopped the svchast.exe process, but couldn't delete the desot.exe as it claimed it was being used by another program. I still can't launch any programs because of "not having enough ram" but that is a total lie made by the virus, as I have been able to get on the internet by going to Start > Run > http://www.google.com, whereas the actual firefox.exe "is too big to fit."

Unfortunately I'm unable to post a HJThis log as...well...I can't launch it lol.

Any help and experience with this problem is greatly appreciated.
 

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Good Morning,
A friend called me the other night. He was unable to open any programs on his PC. Gets a message like:

The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
Click help for more information
error code 0x80070424".

I picked it up from him and tried to install Anti Malwarebytes. It would not finish the install. It would error. Previous to this, he thought he was downloading 7-zip, but when installing, it starting installing other browser Tool Bars and other programs. I remove the installed programs using Add/Remove program but I think something is still there and causing the problems today.

Here is the DDS.txt log:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Troy at 8:42:23 on 2013-02-01
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3326.2787 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Sear... Read more

A:Unable to open programs

BUMP please...

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Initially, our problem starting with Internet Explorer redirecting to various sites.
Since I'm a novice user, my teenage son went on your site downloaded several virus, malware removeal apps. He ran Stinger and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Several infections were cleared. But now, when we are unable to open programs. When trying to open itunes or microsoft office, the message applicaiton not found is displayed.
If I go into Control Panel, select Add/Remove programs, the message c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe "Application not found"
Also, on the taskbar, in the lower right-hand side, the Windows Security Alert symbol is displayed.
Today, I ran Stinger and and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and no infections were found.

I was unable to launch the Defogger.exe file under Normal boot mode. I get a screen that states 'Open with' and a list of appplications to choose.

All the files attached were run under Safe Mode.

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 18:06:18.00 on Mon 04/25/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.502.284 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled*
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
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A:Unable to open programs

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Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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I recently had my hardrive reformatted and some other work done on it i have gotten it back. now that i'm back up and running i'm connected to the internet, but only internet explorer will work. All other programs are unable to connect to teh internet.
 

A:Programs are unable to connect

do you have windows XP? if so, they might have installed service pack 2, which comes with a built-in firewall. you might want to either turn this firewall off, or change permissions to allow programs through. go to start >>> control panel >>> security center >>> windows firewall. if you see this, you can change permissions or turn of the firewall completely. be warned that turning off the firewall lowers your system's security.
 

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I can no longer download nor use Adobe Flash, iTunes, nor Java. My computer is old but has worked great until recent problems with these programs/downloads. I need some help to know what the problem is. Thanks

A:unable to download programs

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
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Hello,

I would first like to state this is my first post so sorry if I am in the wrong location!

I updated to windows 8.1 and tried to run a program, Driver Booster (IOBit), and was unable to. It changed the cursor to a cursor w/ loading circle then kept it like that. It is still spinning as I type this. It requires admin privileges if that matters at all..

Thanks!

A:Updated to 8.1 and now unable to run certain programs?

Try an uninstall and reinstall.

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Mmk.. So I had a vundo infection and I got rid of all infections on my computer thanks to the HJT forum. Anyway, any programs installed prior to the attack date, 3 days ago, I cannot uninstall, they are all considered "Invalid Programs", I have no clue why, and quite frankly I do not want to reinstall all those programs, most of them are windows updates. So I would really appreciate it if anyone could give me some help. .Thanks in advance!Oh and I have Windows Xp Professional and I use TuneUP Utilities 2008 to normally fix my problems, and well it just didn't pick up anything at all.

A:Unable to uninstall any programs

Malware...and the removal of malware...often impairs key Windows files.How about posting a screen shot from XP's Add/Remove Programs window...rather than your TuneUp program?Do you have an XP install CD?Have you tried a repair install of XP?How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm System manufacturer and model?Do you have system backups that can be used?Have you tried System Restore function of XP?Louis

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I'm working on a system that has Windows XP Home on it and when I try to install a spyware removal or anti-virus program that I have downloaded from the internet to the desktop or program files folder, it will not open up when I double-click on it or if I right-click and select OPEN.

However, if I right-click the program icon and click on RUN AS, it brings up a gray window asking for a user name and password to gain access to the program. It says something about security that prevents unauthorized installation of viruses and the like.

I've only seen this once before and I don't remember what I did to resolve the issue. I don't remember if it was caused by a virus or by some type of Windows setting or 3rd party software.

Also, when I try to access USER ACCOUNTS in Control Panel, the only thing that opens up is a blank white screen.

Even if I try to RUN the program as opposed to saving it to a location on the hard drive, only one of them (housecall) actually ran. The AVG and Spysweeper would not run or install at all. Nor would MS AntiSpyware.

It sounds like virus activity to me. I was repairing the PC by remote control and I won't be able to have it in my hands until tomorrow, otherwise I'm sure I would have resolved the issue by now by removing the hard drive and scanning it in another PC.

Has anyone else ever seen this before?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Unable to install programs

Can you access the internet?

If yes, you can do an online scan to these sites.

HouseCall - http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Panda - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
RAV AntiVirus Online - http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan
eTrust Antivirus Scanner - http://www3.ca.com/virusinfo/virusscan.aspx

This might remove the virus you're saying in your computer.

And also try to open the program you're saying in Safe Mode.

Go to this link to know how to get in Safe Mode.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...001052409420406
 

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Every program I attempt to uninstall gives me an error message, the most common being "Cannot open install.log" Obviously something has gone wrong - what to do? Running XP
 

A:Unable to uninstall any programs

It sounds like you may have used some "cleaner" that removed all your log files as unnecessary. The uninstallers for many applications use the information contained in the install logs to reverse the installation process.

The best way to remedy this is to reinstall an application that you want to remove in order to create a new install.log. Then uninstall it.
 

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I had a topic recently that was not solved in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. I was told to start a new topic in this forum. Here is the link to the old topic:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic462102.html/page__pid__2779315#top

I was told to do steps 6-9 in the Preparation Guide, but the link to download DDS in step 7 did not work, so I stopped after step 6.

A:I am unable to open programs normally

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Hi there.

When trying to run certain programs whether it be games such as MapleStory, or IM programs such as MSN messenger I get the following error message box.

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I'd be thankful and grateful for any possible solutions to this.

A:Certain programs unable to run due to Error

Visit Windows Update and get ALL updates
Then update DirectX and your video drivers

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Hey everone,
I have a rather large problem. I've started using my laptop again now, but the thing is I can't use any program that connects to the internet besides a web browser (Firefox & IE work, but Chrome doesn't). I've had problems on this computer before doing LAN with games, but nothing like this. For example, I can't use programs that download using a download manager (such as AVG free antivirus) and I can't use the iTunes store, chat programs, FTP clients, you name it. I've recently formatted this computer, but it's been sitting around for a whlie now. Anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks!
 

A:Unable to use chat programs

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.


Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.


Have you tried to do a system restore to before the problem occurred?
If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
For wireless connection issues, have you removed all the stored wireless network profiles and then searched for the network?
For wireless laptops, have you made SURE the wireless switch is on?
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I am having trouble installing new programs. The error message is "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have appropriate permission to access item". I have administrator privileges, try to install as administrator. I checked the security under properties and checked off Run as Administrator. I can't relate it to anything that I have installed. The only thing new is Windows Update and I haven't checked the reasons for the updates. I may try system restore.
Thank you for any help.
Joanne

Windows Vista SP2

A:Unable to install new programs

Hi, this is becoming a common enough problem, the reason though is not common, so I have an idea, though no certain way of preventing it .

Open a CMD prompt as administrator (go to start all programs accessories and right click on command prompt select "run as administrator") at the prompt type:-


Code:
net localgroup administrators <my_user> /add
my user is Paul so for me the command is:-
net localgroup administrators Paul /add

press enter then type:-

net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice
press enter then type:
net localgroup Administrators /add localservice
press enter then type:
exit
press enter and restart your computer

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Hey Experts - Everytime i try to install a program it just hangs and never completes. I am running window 7 64bit and have been search the internet for any possible solution. Everything i have tried has not worked. Examples of programs i have not been able to install include, new version of java, flash player, itunes.

Does anyone have any clue to why this would be?
 

A:Unable to install programs

Maybe you could give us a clue or two. Say, describe in detail exactly what happens as you try to install a specific application and at what point it hangs.
 

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A program "Ultradefragger" not ultra defrag installed itself on my computer. It scans my computer saying I have hard drive programs and prevents me from opening programs like internet explorer and ultradefragger as well as hijack this. After scanning it prompts me to buy an 80$ subscription which tells me its fake. Please help. thanks
 

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Hello everyone, how are you?

I come to you today because I have a rather annoying issue with my computer. I'm running Windows Vista, Business, X64 or X86 I'm unsure.

My issue is this: Recently my computer picked up some malware, trojans, what have you; and I used malwarebytes to get most of them off.

Once doing a scan in safe mode, as I always do before doing a final scan in the regular mode to get anything else off of the machine, I returned to the normal desktop, and found that everything would freeze up. I could not access my other programs and I was forced to do my work via Safemode with networking.

When I finally got the trojans and malware off of my computer, NOTHINNG is detected, I then loaded up the computer and found to my dismay, that the programs were crashing. Only major programs like Firefox or Opera work properly. As of this moment Adobe Flash is crashing every two miutes, I cannot open a video program without it suddenly shutting down, I cannot type my essays on my word processor.

I cannot even uninstall these programs or make a new user profile on the computer.

This is getting very difficult for me because I usually can fix my issues on my computer because I browse this site so much. However at this point I am at my wit's end and I am trying to get my school assignments and other obligations done and this is just getting in the way.

Any help you all can provide is absolutely desired.

I'll be watching this thread with diligence.

GA

A:I'm unable to use my programs properly...

In addition it started out as a cookie blocking issue.

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I cannot stop suggested searchs. I have un checked "suggest search as I type" box on adjust toolbar options but they still drop down

A:suggested searches

With what program?

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Hi there, just wondering if anyone has any good suggestion for a slot fan. Ive seena few i like...but buying stuff like this is sooo hard when you dont got the product in front of you.
Ill probably have to buy about 8 of em too, so thats sorta the reason im asking before buying.

here are some from newegg.com, but what i dont get it that the top rated one has the least ammount of airflow production...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...2E16835166038,N82E16835119065,N82E16835119066

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A:Suggested PCI Slot Fan

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A:Suggested sites

Ignore me - it's fine now. Must of been a temp glitch at Microsoft!

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I am looking for a tool that will rip cd's into MP3 format, and write/rip blu ray discs easily and quickly. Whats the best software out there for this? Also, I don't think that windows media player plays Blu-Ray discs, so I was hoping someone could show me a good program for playing those.

Thanks
 

A:Suggested software...

For ripping, try WMP itself. It's pretty good at ripping music CDs and the like into MP3.
 

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No matter how often I say "No" to "Suggested sites" in IE 8 (Windows 7) it keeps coming back and hogging my taskbar. Is there a way I can shoot this thing so it stays dead?

A:Suggested Sites

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Edsaid


No matter how often I say "No" to "Suggested sites" in IE 8 (Windows 7) it keeps coming back and hogging my taskbar. Is there a way I can shoot this thing so it stays dead?



Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

I guess the IE is messed up resulting this behaviour. The best thing to do would be to reset IE to default settings then try to turn off suggested sites might fix it.

Tools | Internet Options | Advance | Reset

Hope this helps,
Captain

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Often when I log on to IE 9, suggested site icon appears on my favorites bar. I can remove the icon,but the suggested sites (3), keep coming back. How can I get rid of this icon once and for all.
Thanks
Wayne

A:IE 9 suggested sites

If you right click in the top bar you can uncheck the Favorites bar, but also via Tools - Internet options - Advanced - in the Browsing section, ensure that the box for Enable Suggested Sites is also unchecked - Apply - OK

And Welcome to the forum

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Could I grab some expert opinions on the best suited motherboard for my system?

Current rig:

Intel Core i5-2400 @3.10Ghz
Nvidea GTX460
ASRock H67M-GE (faulty - need new one)
2TB Seagate HDD
8GB GForce Ripjaws (2x4GB)

Cheers!

A:Suggested motherboards

Just to let you all know, I have access to these parts locally.

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I've tried alot of Firewalls and can't really find one that works well with Xp. I've found that they ahve alot of problems with the different use4r accounts such as not being able to access E-mail form bot of my accounts even though I have it enabled in BOTH instances. (just a aexample) Has anyone who has multiple user accounts AND uses Outlook or something similar (not Hotmai) had anysuccess with XP and firewalls? please clue me in.
 

A:Suggested Firewall for XP?

I am using Zonealarm 3.0 (I think that is the lastest version) and also running XP with multiple (6, with 2 seperate ISP's) email accounts set up and have not had a problem with it yet. That would be my choice for a firewall. Besides... It's free. Just my 2 cents
 

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hello!

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A:suggested MOV converter?

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Not sure if I have put this in the right place but here goes
1. Browser Choice. In Europe we get this option. But when it is taken (I stayed with IE10) the Browser Choice App remains and I cant get rid of it. There seems to be no means to uninstall it. Tried various sites on the web nothing works.
2. In the useful tutorial on backup using W7 recovery in Control Panel there is an option to backup system image to an external drive. I have one @1Tb but it starts then says cant proceed drive full - when it clearly is not. Any ideas? Is it not possible to backup the system image to SkyDrive ?
3. I do not use the Start Screen (Metro) as such but do put into it useful stuff that I need at odd times eg Administrative Tools. There seems to be no way to resize or recolour the tiles apart from "large" or "small". This is a nuisance as it gets too big to fit the screen. I found a site on the web that says it does this but my Rapport tells me it is unsafe so I have not tried it.
4. Is there a way to sort a block on the start screen(Metro) alphabetically without dragging tiles around one at a time.
5. A tutorial on each of these would be grand. I have found tutorials truly useful generally.
Thanks
Brian Winch

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