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Deleting two rogue files preventing installation which are preventing reinstall.

Question: Deleting two rogue files preventing installation which are preventing reinstall.

Hi,
I have two files whch I cannot delete. Namely Apache and MYSQL. They have been
erased in the registry and everywhere else. These files are located in Computer
Management in the Services folder. I see NO method of deleting them. I be very
grateful if you could tell me how to achieve this.
regards
Gerry

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Preferred Solution: Deleting two rogue files preventing installation which are preventing reinstall.

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I do not want to start a new thread hence I am dropping my comments here.

My Windows explorer was preventing me from renaming and deleting files and it was quite a pain until I discovered this thread: Windows Explorer hangs when deleting or renaming files

Problem solved!

p/s: I joined this forum just to say thanks, very much appreciated help!

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I am trying to fix a PC that had a replacement mobo fitted (by me). I boot into Vista and it part loads numerous drivers before settling down and letting me do whatever I want, although the driver installation does request a restart to complete some driver installs. But if I restart the PC I get a BSOD with stop code 7b. I am then not able to start even in safe mode. I tried a repair install but am back to the same situation. Fortunately, I took an image of the disk before I did anything so I can get back to being able to boot once.

I understand that 7b indicates a problem with the HDD, but I have run a manufacturer's diagnostic, CHKDSK and virus scan and not found any fault. Vista's automated repair is not able to help (beyond telling me that a driver is bad). If I could identify which driver is causing problems I could just disable it from starting by loading the system hive from C:\Windows\System32\Config\System and (please correct me if I'm wrong) changing ControlSet001\Services\????\Start to 4

But how to identify which driver is causing me grief ? I saved a log file of an abortive start by booting off the installation DVD then from recovery command prompt editing C:\Windows\INF\setupapi.app.log and I will attach that file here. It contains several failures, but how do I identify the particular driver that is causing my BSOD ?

The only hardware in the PC is:
mobo: Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe (that replaced an Asus M2N DH)
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Answer:Identifying & preventing rogue Vista drivers from loading

That is an "inaccessible boot device" stop code -- and, in your case it would usualy mean that the chipset for the IDE controllers on the motherboard is different from the one that the Windows version was originally installed on.

I don't think Vista's "upgrade reinstall" is the same as XPs which would normally fix that.
You may have to do a fresh install,

Stop: 0x0000007B >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935806/en-us
 

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I read a forum on here about how to prevent internet history from being deleted By Phantom010, listed below...

Hit the Windows key + R to open a Run box. Type in regedit

Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft

Right-click on Microsoft, select New > Key

Enter Internet Explorer

Right-click on Internet Explorer, select New > Key

Enter Control Panel

Right-click on Control Panel, select New > DWORD Value

In the right pane, enter History.

Double-click on History to change the DWORD Value from 0 to 1 to enable the restriction.

If you want the restrictions to apply to all users, navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

Right-click on Internet Explorer and select New > Key

Enter Control Panel

Right-click on Control Panel, select New > DWORD Value

In the right pane, enter History.

Double-click on History to change the DWORD Value from 0 to 1 to enable the restriction.

Reboot.

I did all of these things only for google chrome instead of internet explorer and it didnt work. I have windows 8 and was wondering if I need to do something different. Also there is this incognito mode where you can view anything online and it wont show up in browsing history. You can get to it just by pressing ctrl shift N. Can I disable that as well?
 

Answer:preventing history deleting

Also there is this incognito mode where you can view anything online and it wont show up in browsing history. You can get to it just by pressing ctrl shift N. Can I disable that as well?
 

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Ok I am getting a bit sick of this. I have never had such dramas with vista OR xp.. yet windows 7 seems to be like a child lock on a pill bottle you just can't open.

I am recurrently having issues where itdoesn't let me delete files.
Files that are NOT 'read only' - files that are on C, D, E, F ANY drive whatsoever..

I am administrator
help!

Answer:Windows 7 keeps preventing me from deleting things

Could you give us one precise example of what you are encountering?

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While attempting to reinstall Windows XP using the Restore CD that came with the computer a window popped up and said can not complete installation w/ Norton anti virus running, please uninstall norton. now the frustrating part was, there was no way for me to diconnect from the windows xp installation. nothing on the screen allowed me to close the program, i tried control - alt - delete....nothing, even tried removing the CD and unplugging the computer. After i plugged the computer back in, it just told me to place CD back in and setup would proceed . did that, and ofcourse the same Norton popup appeared.
 

Answer:Norton AV preventing XP reinstall

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My optical drive committed suicide by chewing up a disk. I don't have time to replace it now, and I'd like to uninstall the drivers until I do. Invoking uninstall in device Manager doesn't work; the drive comes back upon reboot. From the archives I've found that HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet0 can be used to fix "lost drive" problems, but I'm not sure how to manipulate the key so that the drivers would stop loading for a couple of boots, but I could get them to load again after I've replaced the drive. I'd apreciate any advice. Thanks - ed

Answer:preventing optical drive reinstall at reboot

Hi,

Just disable the drive in device manager!

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Recently at the AT&T store, I bought the latest iPhone and passed on my old model to a colleague. The sales person deleted all my entries (email, calendar, contacts) on the old one before handing it over to my colleague. This not only deleted the data on the iPhone, but also wiped out the data on our server at work.

How could this have been prevented?
 

Answer:Solved: iPhone, preventing on-phone deletions from deleting server data

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I've heard mention on other forums that for XP Pro there is stuff like EMET, Software Restristion Policy, Hosts File, etc., that will prevent installation of malware like OpenCandy, YellowMoxie Redirect, and so on. If true, I'd like to know more (a lot more) about this! Advice? Links? Anything at all appreciated!

Answer:Preventing malware installation

 There are supported antivirus and antimalware programs for XP if that's what you're looking for.  They're pretty much the same ones you can get for later versions of Windows.
 Of course MS pulled the plug on the last of the Windows updates for XP back on 4/8, so it's going to become more and more vulnerable to attacks over time.  My recommendation is to either upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 or go with Linux.  The Mint and Ubuntu versions of Linux run very well on computers that run XP, and they just boot up, find your devices, connect to the Internet, have a Windows like user interface, and come with Firefox and LibreOffice.  AND they're supported.
 
Good luck.

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Ok so i downloaded diablo 2 from a torrent and i unpacked it with 7-zip file manager and it has a list of all the game functions,info,sounds,etc. When i click on the install exe. it pops up with an error saying the program can't start because binkw32.dll is missing from your computer but the dll. file is in the sitting there in the file directory with everything else so i even re registered the dll.file to C:windows\system32 (the default system directory) using regsvr32 /s C:\windows\system32\binkw32.dll in C:windows\system32\cmd.exe which worked sucsefully but i am still getting this error

What i need to know is how to fix dll. file errors from screwing me every time I try to install a game. If anyone knows how to stop these errors permanently or temperately please tell me.

Answer:Installation errors preventing me from doing anything

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Originally Posted by XxbloodawgxX


Ok so i downloaded diablo 2 from a torrent and i unpacked it with 7-zip file manager and it has a list of all the game functions,info,sounds,etc. When i click on the install exe. it pops up with an error saying the program can't start because binkw32.dll is missing from your computer but the dll. file is in the sitting there in the file directory with everything else so i even re registered the dll.file to C:windows\system32 (the default system directory) using regsvr32 /s C:\windows\system32\binkw32.dll in C:windows\system32\cmd.exe which worked sucsefully but i am still getting this error

What i need to know is how to fix dll. file errors from screwing me every time I try to install a game. If anyone knows how to stop these errors permanently or temperately please tell me.




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I posted this problem originally in the Software section, and while someone is trying to help me from that aspect, I was also advised to come here to see if the problem I'm having isn't malware related.The problem I'm having is I am running a 64 bit machine, but no matter what I try I simply cannot get 64 bit Java to install. It worked fine for my desktop(Windows 7), and it worked fine for my laptop(Windows 8 ). I am now trying to install it on my boyfriend's computer (also Windows 8 )and I'm having nothing but problems.When I try to install the current version Java 8 update 40, I get the error code 1603 and even the Java website doesn't have any answers on that error code.I then try to install an older version of Java, which is 7 update 75 and I keep getting the message "The wizard was interrupted before Java 7 Update 75 (64-bit) could be completely installed. To complete installation at another time, please run setup again." I also tried 7 update 79 and I get the same message.I get this message every single time. I've heard that it might be due to previous versions of Java being installed already, but I can't find them. The tool Java provides can't find them either. I've also used the Microsoft Fixit Program Install/Uninstall and it didn't work.None of the scans I have performed have picked up anything. I truly don't know if it could be malware, but I'm pretty desperate to find out at this point. Thi... Read more

Answer:Something preventing Java 64 installation?

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line. *************************************************************************Please do not attach your logs unless absolutely necessary. Copy and paste them in your reply(ies)Please run AdwCleaner a... Read more

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I seem to have several little bits of spywhere that always get into this obscure, hidden folder in my Firefox directory. Atwola, mediaplex, etc.
Now, I'm really getting tired of going into this directory and cleaning it out, because it recieves this crap from every website I visit.

Is there small fix, because I don't want to install a program, like a registry fix that will prevent files by filename from being downloaded in the first place? I can't fine tune my firewall or add a virus/spyware defination myself. I could very easily create a script to delete this group of files where I just need to execute the batch and BOOM it's gone. I'm curious if there is a manual way to prevent them from existing on my machine in the first place.

Thanks! (Low Priority)

Answer:Preventing Spyware Installation

please go thru my guide

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I have a very curly problem that has me stumped. Over the last couple of weeks I have been experiencing unexplained shut downs in Windows 7 on my Alienware M-9700 portable desktop. Before yesterday I was able to just hit the start button & it would reboot without trouble so I really didn't give it much thought at the time.

Then yesterday it happened again as I was visiting a website I had visited many times in the past without issue. At the same time I was online, I was running Avi Recomp, an AVI file compressor in the background. I didn't give it much thought until after I pressed the start button & as Win 7 was in the process of booting up the system shut down and the computer turned itself off. I tried a number of times to get it to reboot in normal mode with success. I ended up pressing F8 so I could go restart Win 7 in safe mode. No problem with that at all.

Once there I was able to run Win 7 in safe mode with internet access, I ran Spybot, AdAware & AVG 9 to make sure that I didn't have any bugs, bots or malware on my system. All reported a clean system. I then ran TweakNow reg cleaner to make sure there were no reg problems there either. I tried rebooting in normal mode again with the same result. I went back to safe mode and looked at the error logs & that's when I discovered that this was not the first time the computer has had this problem.

The error messages are as follows:

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Answer:Unspecified error 0x8000ffff preventing bootup, recovery & reinstall

How new is this computer? If its relatively new. I would return it to the Alienware and see if they can fix it while its still under warranty. Have you updated all your drivers in Windows 7 accordingly?

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I have picked up a Win32.Delf.amb trojan and I am trying to follow the steps in the removal tutorial. But, it seems (maybe I'm wrong) that the trojan will not allow the installation of HijackThis. Every time I try to install it, the license agreement appears, then the install shuts down. The trojan is also interfering with my ability to access certain web sites - when I go to any site concerning virus removal or computer security, my browser shuts down. I'm having to use a different computer to post this.

Also, I am trying to down load win32delfkil.exe but when I try to download any of the attachments in this forum, the save button is grayed out. I'm logged in to the forum so I don't know what the problem is. And, of course, all the links to download win32delfkil point to the same url.

All suggestions are greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Trojan preventing installation of Hijackthis

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.





When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis

NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two mess... Read more

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OS - Windows XP Home

I've been trying for a couple of weeks now to install Comodo Firewall, but it just wouldn't install. I made a thread over at the Comodo forums regarding this, which ended up being 2-3 pages long, and finally a Comodo technician replied to me.

He said the following:


Quote:




I am sorry, but your PC is seriously infected with at least four dangerous viruses. They blocks your registry and fully controls your Windows.
For example:
C:\windows\fonts\fonts.exe - see http://www.auditmypc.com/process/fonts.asp
System32\appmgmts.dll - see http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/a/appmgmts.dll.htm
si.exe - see http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/si/ - most dangerous, it loads under explorer (maybe even replaces it)
Also I've found few suspicious and unknown drivers in your system.





Therefore, I've decided to come on here for help, in the hopes that I can clean my PC of this malware. I've followed all the instructions in the "Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help" thread.

I did everything except for the Gmer scan. I ran the Gmer scan and it was running for around 3 hours. I went and did something else for a while, and when I came back it was still running. It had caused the whole PC to basically freeze up, with the only thing NOT freezing up being Gmer itself. Then all of a sudden the PC blue screened and rebooted, therefore I'm left without the "ark.txt" file unfortunatel... Read more

Answer:Malware Preventing Installation Of Firewall!

Bump, please.

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Hi,

I am trying to control some user computers from accessing pornographic material. So far, I have managed to block a lot with OpenDNS. However, there is a flaw in the system. Once tor has been installed, it can bypass OpenDNS.

I am trying to secure a normal account. I have already changed the default access of the account to tell me if the software is being installed. It works with a lot of software, however it does not work with tor, I have no idea why that is. I have also removed the admin profile rights of the account to just normal user.

How do I prevent tor being installed? I don't mind a 3rd party software that specifically filters for tor. I noticed that the UAC popup box does not come out for Tor. If I can block tor from installing the first place, then I can block the "tunnel" out of the system.

Maybe I can do one of these? http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to...s-in-windows-7

Or this? http://www.thewindowsclub.com/progra...-free-download

Or this? http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6317/...ith-applocker/

Is there a way to force all net connected software for using only the OpenDNS IP?

Thanks

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Has anyone ever encounted this situation? Netbook sat in storage for many years after production, OS was never installed.  Subsequently the batter died, but netbook will still power on. Tried 3 flavors of Linux (DSL, Vector, *buntu) and 2 of Windows (XP, 7).  Each OS I try to install reaches a point where it just sits there for hours and wont go any further. With the linux ones it seems to happen just after a line about "AC"... so I'm thinking that the OSs all look to the batter for some info, but because mines dead, the information is never sent back... but the OS keeps waiting? Correct? Anyone ever had this problem?  Its a 'new' old Lenovo 10S-3.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Dead Battery preventing OS installation?

Hi hellhuhu and welcome to the community,
 
Are you trying to load the OS with the battery in or out?  Or, have you tried it both ways?
 
Dave 

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Hi Guys,
I have been spending the last 2 days trying to reinstall the OS on my Area 51. I had to take out the HDD and reformat it in another PC as I was getting a boot loop that would start right after the "windows is loading files..." screen and then loop back to the Alienware boot screen. So, since then.. I put the HDD back in and unplugged all USB connections, 1394 and everything besides the keyboard and monitor. I was able to get to the OS installation screen and then at the end of the install, the PC restarted and told me that windows has encountered an error and gave me choices to restart in safe mode and on down the list, but no attempt to repair. It did ask me to put the disk back in and boot from the DVD drive, which I did, but it never goes back to the installation.
So, I then took out the battery on the motherboard and put it back (also took out the GPU and put it back in). I was then able to get back to the Windows installation screen, but after the PC had to restart, I ended up back in the same place with the Windows error and safe mode options (none of which work). So, am I looking at an issue with the MIO by chance, the MOBO battery maybe or what? I'm not sure why I'm having these issues while just trying to reinstall the OS on a clean drive.
Also, could this be because I'm using 2 x 4GB RipjawsX RAM rather then the triple channel (which I am getting today)? Can I just remove the memory and try to boot without it in? Or is it po... Read more

Answer:Boot Loop preventing OS installation

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Hello, I have been trying to unistall AVG all morning but it can't complete as there's a installation running, but to my knowledge there isn't another one running and I can't work out what it is? It's not a problem with AVG as iv'e tried unistalling other programs and they say there's a installation running to. Anyone got any ideas how to stop this mystery installation? Thanks

Answer:Unknown Installation Running, Preventing Installs

Try this.

Right click on the window in the bottom left of your screen; or right-click on the task bar and open Task Manager. Look down the processes tab for AVG. Right-click to "end task. " It will give you a warning. Ignore it and end the task. Now try the uninstall.

If this doesn't work, check out this post here: Windows 10 & Antivirus Software

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I have been trying to load a non-windows product onto my Win 7 x64 Home Premium SP1 touchscreen for almost 4 weeks!

It is a diabetes management software system ( Accuchek 360 - latest Win 7 compat version). Program loads itself from DVD disk with MS Sql 2005 Express and asociated MS software but when try to run it it says 'invalid database' - access denied and exits the program.

Checked MSSQL folder and there is a perfectly adequate database there called Accuchek_1 but the software cannot access it.

Have contacted Accuchek Australia and gone through 3 help desk ops, an IT specialist and their top man in IT in Indianapolis who has tried via remote access every thing he can think of.

After 25 days i am at exactly the point i first started - software loaded (/unistalled/loaded/uninstalled ad infinitum) but no database access!

The issue seems to be NET related ( System.IO.FileLoadException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo, Version=9.0.242.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or one of its dependencies. Access is denied. - is a very typical sample error).

When i try to locate the C:/Windows/Assembly folder it shows up but i cannot get any info to show at all - opening the folder in Windows explorer just shows a totally blank folder - no files/subfolders?

I checked my laptop running same OS and all folders and files show ( 2000 and 1000 respectively for about 1.8 GB)

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Answer:.NET Framework problem preventing software installation

Date: 26/10/2011 5:16:08 PM
User Name: Bob T Host Name: BOBSTOUCHTOP
Category: db-maintenance-utility Severity: error
ID:
Name: unhandled-exception
Message:
An unexpected exception occurred while executing the 'server-info' command: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo, Version=9.0.242.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or one of its dependencies. Access is denied.

Stack trace:
at RD.AppBlocks.DataAccess.DBMaintenanceUtility.ServerInfo(Dictionary`2 parameters)
at RD.AppBlocks.DataAccess.BaseUtilityProvider.MethodDirector(String command, Dictionary`2 parameters, Director director)
at RD.AppBlocks.DataAccess.BaseUtilityProvider.Execute(String command, Dictionary`2 parameters)
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Date: 26/10/2011 5:16:08 PM
User Name: Bob T Host Name: BOBSTOUCHTOP
Category: application Severity: error
ID:
Name: The database integrity check failed.
Message:
An unexpected exception occurred while executing the 'server-info' command: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo, Version=9.0.242.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or one of its dependencies. Access is denied.
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Date: 26/10/2011 5:16:09 PM
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Some time ago (5-6 months) I had downloaded rkill and it was fabulous at destroying my virus issue at that time.

However, I now have legitimate software that I would like to install, but rkill continues to prevent is from installing. The log file states:

This log file is located at C:\rkill.log.
Please post this only if requested to by the person helping you.
Otherwise you can close this log when you wish.
Ran as Owner on 02/13/2011 at 18:27:23.
Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Lane\My Documents\Downloads\webdeploy.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Lane\My Documents\Downloads\IExplore.exe
Rkill completed on 02/13/2011 at 18:27:25.
I'm just not certain how to turn off rkill to allow this application to install.
Thank you for your assistance.

Answer:Rkill preventing legitimate installation of programs

reboot your computerhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.htmlIf there is a problem after running RKill, just reboot your computer and you will be back to where you started before running the program.

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system administrator (me) is preventing WinZip installation

Answer:system administrator (me) is preventing WinZip installation

ummmmm...more information please

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Hi i love widows 64 bit home premium. However, i keep getting this error message when trying to install pro tools 8. It installs fine until it gets to the part where it trys to install the hardware driver then i get this message. If i click contiunue the install continues but gives me several more of these messages. When the install is done the try and open protools and while its loading i get an error message that asks me to connect hardware. Im pretty sure the problem is that error message the say the administrator has set policies.... I looke at over 100 posts but most are for xp or vista and the others just did not work. I tried UAC and i tried running the install as an administrator. I am also logged in as admin. My windows also does not have local security settings. This seems to be a popular fix but i guess home premium does not offer this.

Please help im going crazy

Answer:the system administrator has set policies preventing this installation

This is a way to fix that issue:

Method 1:

1. Open Control Panel and go to Administrative Tools.

2. In Administrative tools open Local Security Policy.

3. In Local Security Policy right click Software Restriction Policies and click “New Software Restriction Policy”.

4. Now Left click on software restriction policies and in the right-hand window you should see enforcement.

5. Double-click on enforcement and set the policy to apply to “All users except Local administrator”

Apply the changes and check if you’re able to install.

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I just built a custom pc with a new mobo.
The hdd is used and has 8.1 on it which is not legal on this mobo.

I can't really afford to buy 8.1 again. Especially since 10 is free.
I burnt 10 to a disk and when I try doing a clean install I get a problem with GPT message
"Can't install Windows on this disk. The disk is in the GPT partition style.".

I had no problem installing 10 on a laptop with 7. But that was a direct install from Windows, not a disk. 7 is a legal copy on that laptop and is still there for me to go back to if I don't like 10

I do like 10 and 8.1 on this mobo is not a legal copy so I can't legally upgrade it. Just a clean install of the free Windows 10 without ties to Windows 8.1.

Answer:GPT Partition Style preventing Windows 10 Installation

Have you got your new motherboards Bios set to UEFI or Legacy BIOS?

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I have just gotten a new 16gb ipod touch. I was running a far older version of itunes prior to getting this ipod which thus wouldnt recognize the ipod.

So after updating windows xp to SP3 to accomodate to itunes requirements, I attempted downloading/installing itunes 8.

But once I have downloaded the installer and I try attempting to install, once it begins installing I get the error message from...

Windows Installer "Another program is being installed. Please wait until that installation is complete, and then try installing this software again."

Please help me. I have been attempting to fix this for about 2 days now with no luck. THANK YOU

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I can I make an exception for certain softwares? This is the software that's
it's preventing (choco player) : ??? ??! ???? ???? ?? ??
?????!



I've used it before and it's a good program.

Answer:Comodo antivirus is preventing the installation of a softw

If you trust the program temporally disable the AV

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I am performing an upgrade to IE11 and wish to minimize downloads from the internet during installation. I have packaged using IEAK and know how to include the prerequisites.

My question is regarding the Neutral Pack
On some systems I receive the following in the log:
?The neutral pack was successfully downloaded from the internet. Installation will continue using the downloaded package.?
What is the neutral pack, how large is it? My concern is that I could saturate the WAN if too many machines are downloading a file at once depending on the size of the file.
On other machines the message is:
?The neutral pack was not successfully downloaded from the internet. Installation will continue using the extracted package.?
I haven?t been able to find details on this neutral pack.  Anyone have any insight?
On quite a few other machines during install multiple language packs are downloaded even though all the installations are the English language version. 
I?d like to find the cause for this as well.
Any information you have would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks!

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I can I make an exception for certain softwares? This is the software that's it's preventing (choco player) : ?‹???•œ ?ƒ??ƒ?! ?ˆ?”?”Œ? ˆ??–??—? ?˜??‹ ?ƒ?„ ?™˜?˜??•??‹ˆ?‹?!

I've used it before and it's a good program.

Answer:Comodo antivirus is preventing the installation of a software.

Disable or uninstall Comodo till you install *what ever*

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new to Vista.
Trying to install WinZip, getting the message 'the system administrator has prevented installation of this program'.

Nothing to do but click 'OK' at this point.

Can't find anywhere that its blocked. Don't know why this is happening.
Anyone help with this?

Or suggest a decent extractor - I just need to unpack some files on a regular basis for work.

cheers,
Ian

Answer:system administrator (me) is preventing WinZip installation?

Hey IanS

Welcome to TSF

Do you have the UAC on ?(User Account Control)

Start\Control panel\User accounts and family safety\User accounts\Turn user account control on or off


Kind regards



Craig

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at least it could be that.The error message said it looked like some other program was preventing the installation.

I have Norton 360.How can I tell the firewall not to interfere with the installation? Is too risky to just disable Norton for the installation?

What about System Restore ?Will that reinstall the Windows Live Mail that I uninstalled (and now wish to reinstall?

Answer:firewall preventing installation of W.Live Mail

Get rid of N360 - NIS/ N360 Removal -- sysnative.com

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I am using a HPOfficejet Pro 8500 printer.
Using Windows Vista 64 bit
Attempting to install software for the printer and receiving the following error when attempting to install software for wireless
'HP INSTALLERFIREWALL EXCEPTION PLUG-INHAS STOPPED WORKING'

Also if attempting to install USB connection to printer, it is not being allowed to do so.

I went to 'SERVICES' and disabled Windows Firewall Installer' and made certain that Windows Installer was activated and started.

Now I am at a loss and need help to get the software installed.

Thanks in advance for your assistance

Answer:Firewall preventing Officejet 8500 installation

Locate the file hpzfwx01.exe on the HP installation CD.
Right-click the file & choose Properties.
Click the Compatibility tab.
Tick the option "Run this program in compatibility mode for....."
Select Windows XP from the drop-down box.
Click OK.

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Hello. I've spent the last month reading topics and getting help with some malware removal. I am seriously impressed with the detailed instructions and knowledge. I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me in similar fashion.​​I am working on my neighbor's boss' laptop as a helpful service. While updating the software as part of the final step to the malware removal assistance that I received (http://www.techspot.com/community/t...4-sirefef-a-and-win32-atraps-pf.182986/page-3), I ran a Java uninstaller called JavaRa as recommended by Broni, the TechSpot malware annihilator that helped me.​​I ran JavaRa and it appeared to delete all Java versions. I went to the Java site and reinstalled the latest version. The installation process appeared to conclude successfully, but the Java version checker doesn't recognize any version of Java installed. I ran JavaRa again to try and start from scratch, but the exact same thing happened - installation appeared to be successful but the Java site does not recognize any version of Java as being installed. Java applets are showing up as empty boxes wtih a small red X in the upper left corner.​​I decided to take a different tack and follow the uninstall directions from the Java site, which indicates that uninstallation should take place from the "Add/Remove Programs" section of Control Panel. In the Add/Remove list, the previous version of Java (Java 6 Update 29) was l... Read more

Answer:Java thinks it is installed, but it isn't, preventing installation - WinXP Pro SP3

Go to hhtp:// www.FileHippo.com You should be able to download the latest java from there. I had the same problem with all three of my computers on java site. This site is safe . Hope this helps. As far as java still showing in your add and remove. It will show even if it was removed due to it was remove by a different program not the add and remove in windows.
 

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I posted a thread here about my Windows 10 installation problems https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...what-next.html

Some of the installation log errors are these:

2015-11-17 10:38:33, Error IBSLIB OSRollbackService::CBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint::Finalize: Failed to backup BCD database from "D:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD" to "C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Rollback\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD".[gle=0x00000006]
2015-11-17 10:38:33, Error [0x064199] IBSLIB SetCheckpoint(WinPEBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint): threw exception.: class RollbackException: RollbackException: Error(6), CSystemVolumeSelectionCheckpoint: Failed to backup BCD database. void __cdecl OSRollbackService::CBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint::Finalize(const unsigned short *,struct OSRollbackService::ICheckpointParameters *)[gle=0x00000006]
2015-11-17 10:38:33, Error [0x06418a] IBSLIB RollbackSetCheckpoint(WinPEBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint): threw exception.: class RollbackException: RollbackException: Error(6), CSystemVolumeSelectionCheckpoint: Failed to backup BCD database. void __cdecl OSRollbackService::CCheckpointImpressario::SetCheckpoint(const unsigned short *,struct OSRollbackService::ICheckpointParameters *)

My laptop partitions are shown below. The DIAGS and WINRE Tools partitions contain Dell diagnostics and are non-standard partitions. Are my laptop partitions (particularly the Dell ones) compatible with the Windows 10 installer and, if not, what do I do to correct the partition... Read more

Answer:Is my Disk Partition Configuration Preventing Windows 10 Installation?

Do you have an image backup of your hard drive? If not I would suggest you create one to an external hard drive using a program like Macrium.

Once that's done do a clean install, deleting all partitions on the hard drive so it's a completely un-allocated, then click Next. Let the install create the partitions it needs.
Windows 10 - Clean Install

Also disconnect everything except mouse, keyboard and display, EVERYTHING. Remove all USB connections and remove any SD cards.

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I am trying to upgrade my VPN software to Cisco AnyConnect but I cannot get the software to install on my laptop. The installation process seems to make a fair amount of progress, but then it stops and says: "There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor."

I had a older version of Cisco VPN that worked fine for at least five years. I only ran into problems when I tried to install the newer AnyConnect. I have access to versions 3.1 and 4.1 of AnyConnect, but neither will complete the installation. I uninstalled the prior VPN software and Norton Antivirus before attempting to install AnyConnect.

I have looked through many forums to try to solve this problem, but nothing has worked so far. I have discovered that my Windows Updates are not installing (they won't even download).

Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
 

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So I'm trying to do a clean install of Win 7 on my Samsung 840 SSD. Initial installation about a year ago went fine. Now when I go into the setup of the install disc it gives me error 0x80300024. I've looked around and have found various solutions, none of which seem related to each other (fixing the MRB, removing other drives, etc). I'm worried about formatting the drive because I don't want to do it only to have it give me the same error (I don't have a back up drive with an OS).

Other info that may be important:
I have 4 HDDs on this PC
2 are 1TB platter drives
1 is a 3TB platter drive (just a back up for the other 3 drives)
Main drive is a 250GB SSD

The thing I find odd is that my disk manager shows the 3TB drive (G: ) as disk 0.
It shows the SSD as disk 1 (C: ).
The SSD has the typical 100MB system partition and then the rest of the drive is reserved for the OS and whatever else I put on it. So upon setup it should I'm installing on disk 1, partition 2.

I could try bootsec /fixmbr but this isn't something I've ever done before so it makes me a bit anxious. I suppose I could temporarily pull the 3TB drive to see if the SSD reverts to disk 0, but I don't know if that'll make any difference. Any help would be much appreciated

Answer:Weird error preventing windows installation (0x80300024)

If you wish to clean install Win 7 follow this tutorial: Clean Install Windows 7
Make sure to disconnect all other hard drives and only leave the SSD connected when installing Windows and make sure it's connected to the lowest numbered SATA3 port

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When I attempt to install an update or new software, I get a popbox requesting admin approval from the admin user account I created. But when I enter the admin password I get a wrong user/password error. So I left that standard user account (used by our sons) and tried to login to the admin account directly, but I get the same error.

It isn't a password mistake that's been the same for years.

Short of reinstalling Windows 7 can I remove that admin account or reset the password? Maybe from a prompt?

I'm not very familar with Windows 7. It's Home Premium 64-bit.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

Answer:User admin account preventing installation of software

You must have the password wrong. Password Reset

If you still have the factory install that is the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, larded with bloatware and duplicate utilities which interfere with better versions built into Win7. This would be a good time to do what most tech enthusiasts do and Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything needed is in the blue link to get and keep a perfect install.

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Apologize for this long post but I am trying to be as thorough as possible to provide the necessary info.

Attached is the BIOS USB page & setup listing two keyboards. When checked, there really are two identical versions of the same driver (Microsoft 6.1.7601.17514) in the Device manager.

The problem is that the keyboard goes crazy after a couple of minutes. Keys don't generate the correct character, the Windows key is not working, and the left or right arrow keys bring forth windows open in the background.

The source of the duplicate is Logitech, passed through the Microsoft update and is installed by the Logitech Download Assistant, (software update released in August, 2012).

C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\lvpro5v.inf_x86_neutral_793a06f60f3fecc2\LogiDPP.dll
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\lvpro5v.inf_x86_neutral_793a06f60f3fecc2\LogiDPPApp.e xe

C:\Windows\System32\LogiDPPApp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\LogiDPP.dll

Having four USB keyboards (two Logitech and two Microsoft), one of each is a wired, and one of each is wireless, to test the problem. Currently, I am using a wired Microsoft 600 keyboard and the problem is the same with all.

The mouse is always the same. It's a Logitech M510 wireless and all batteries are fully charged.

While in Windows, I managed to force the removal of LogiDPP.dll, and the 2nd keyboard driver disappeared and everything worked fine, until a reboot.

LogiDPPApp.exe could not be removed in Windows, so I boot... Read more

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I posted a thread here about my Windows 10 installation problems "Something Happened" What Next?

Some of the installation log errors are these:

2015-11-17 10:38:33, Error IBSLIB OSRollbackService::CBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint::Finalize: Failed to backup BCD database from "D:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD" to "C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Rollback\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD".[gle=0x00000006]
2015-11-17 10:38:33, Error [0x064199] IBSLIB SetCheckpoint(WinPEBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint): threw exception.: class RollbackException: RollbackException: Error(6), CSystemVolumeSelectionCheckpoint: Failed to backup BCD database. void __cdecl OSRollbackService::CBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint::Finalize(const unsigned short *,struct OSRollbackService::ICheckpointParameters *)[gle=0x00000006]
2015-11-17 10:38:33, Error [0x06418a] IBSLIB RollbackSetCheckpoint(WinPEBootFilesRestoreCheckpoint): threw exception.: class RollbackException: RollbackException: Error(6), CSystemVolumeSelectionCheckpoint: Failed to backup BCD database. void __cdecl OSRollbackService::CCheckpointImpressario::SetCheckpoint(const unsigned short *,struct OSRollbackService::ICheckpointParameters *)

My laptop partitions are shown below. The DIAGS and WINRE Tools partitions contain Dell diagnostics and are non-standard partitions. Are my laptop partitions (particularly the Dell ones) compatible with the Windows 10 installer and, if not, what do I do to correct the partitions to satisfy ... Read more

Answer:Is my Disk Partition Configuration Preventing Windows 10 Installation?

Do you have an image backup of your hard drive? If not I would suggest you create one to an external hard drive using a program like Macrium.

Once that's done do a clean install, deleting all partitions on the hard drive so it's a completely un-allocated, then click Next. Let the install create the partitions it needs.
Windows 10 - Clean Install

Also disconnect everything except mouse, keyboard and display, EVERYTHING. Remove all USB connections and remove any SD cards.

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Ok so I was using my laptop ( Satellite A200) and it randomly restarted, from then on it kept restarting on boot up.
So I decided to use a recovery disk.
It won't make it through the recovery disks without restarting, so I don't even have a full operating system.
If I open it in BIOS it won't restart, it will just stay working in it.

What is the problem, software, hardware, and how much will it cost to get fixed because I don't think there is anything left that I can do anymore.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A200 - Constant reboot preventing OS re-installation

Hello

The whole story sounds somehow strange. I really don't understand what is wrong there but please try to do follow:
- Switch ON your notebook and press F12 several times to enter boot options
- When boot devices list is shown put recovery media into optical disc drive
- In the list choose CD/DVD drive and press ENTER
- Follow the menu on the screen

Can you do this?
Does it work well?
Is there some problem again?

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Hi there, when trying to install an application, I get a pop up saying: 'Error 1500. Another installation is in progress. You must complete that installation before continuing this one.' On a separate occasion, AVG performs an auto update and basically says the same thing: 'Update has detected running installation. Complete that installation before starting update.' Not sure if that is relevant but, I installed Windows 10 several weeks ago and performed a virus check with AVG after the fact, which was successful in finding and securing two trojan horses. I have gone through all tasks and found nothing that is performing any sort of installation that I can see. Any help would be appreciated.

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After months of dealing with the horrible About:blank page I came across a page with how to get rid of the dll file causing it.

someone told me to look at the source code (view/source in IE) and look for something href with a lot of % and stuff and copy and paste it to

http://www.simplelogic.com/Developer/URLDecode.asp

to find the dll, rename, and restart in safe mode to delete.

now...i did that and it seemed to go away

the next day (or even several hours later) there was a new, different dll causing problems

this cycle repeats no matter how many times I delete. I have run ad-aware 6 pro, spybotsd, CWshredder, and i constantly run sygate firewall and ad-watch....nothing stops it.

I have a symantec antivirus corporate edition free from my university. it detects the dll files but will not delete them.

It has gotten to the point where I keep a sheet of notebook paper in front of my monitor to write the .dll name on in order to find and delete it.... its filling up

a few include: pomi.dll, anncao.dll, jnd.dll, klfch.dll
I doubt the names matter since most are randomly generated....but just in case

Any way to prevent the dlls permanently?

and even when the files are gone....IE will still return to about:blank when attempting to reach certain pages

Answer:Preventing Hijacking dll files?

Howdy,

The bad guys are running faster than the tool programmers.

Please download HijackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Get HijackThis Analyzer and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in y if you agree. Open up the result.txt file created. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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Hi, critical one this for me and desperation is setting in.

I have an application to load and assess for work before the end of the week. As a new expensive app it is USB "dongle" protected. When I try to run the setup.exe to install it I get the following error word for word:

"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers. VDD. Virtual Device Driver format in the registry is invalid. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application". That address is reported incomplete without HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\, and why is VDD displayed unattached to its address, or am I just being too paranoid? I am then offered Close and Ignore as options.

The entry under VDD in the registry is:

"VDD, REG_MULTI_SZ, C:\Progra~1\Symantec\S32EVNT1.DLL" presumably a Symantec NAV dll. Symantec's support system is of course no real help.

Not being a registry wizard. can anyone else offer any insight as to what is wrong here?
 

Answer:[SOLVED] Registry Virtual Device Driver format preventing application installation.

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I've looked all over but can't seem to find any info relating to my question. If I've missed it - my apologies - please point me to it but is there any way to prevent an installation overwriting current shared, system or other important files with older versions.I know some software installs are good enough to ask if it's OK to overwrite an existing file but most just go ahead and do it.Am I missing something bog simple? Is there a utility out there which will monitor the instal and prompt (not just log changes when they're done)?Anything really.Ol' Greyhair

Answer:Preventing an instal overwriting files

what is it you are trying to install.most software will keep your user settings in the reg even after you uninstall it just incase you install again or upgrade to a newer version.unless you are prompted to remove user settings when you uninstall.

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I seem to have a particularly pernicious bit of malware that I can't shift.

"Live Security Platinum 3.6.1" is showing in my taskbar, and keeps feeding me fake alerts.

I foolishly googled a "fix", which i suspect is just yet more malware.

I can't follow any of the general fixes because it's blocking almost every .exe from running.

Judging by the lost keystrokes as i type, i suspect there is some kind of keylogging afoot here too.

Help please!

I have older versions of some of the recommended tools installed if that helps - although can't find a way to update or run them... any ideas?

I'm on Windows Vista.
 

Answer:Malware preventing .exe files from running

OK I managed to find a rogue .dll... deleting it let me run .exes again.

I've had a bit of a mixed bag with the recommended utils though.

Hitman blue-screened for me twice in a row, and MBAM crashed during fixes the first time.

I've attached a transcript of what was in the window when MBAM crashed (although some of it's not very helpful because the full filepath wasn't displayed in the window when it became unresponsive) - and a log from when it ran OK the second time.

Any advice?
 

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Hello All, I have what I thought to be a simple question regarding outgoing connections through fileshares (corporate LAN), but am struggling to find an answer.

So, sometimes when executing

Code:
net use /delete (\\connection or drive)
one gets the message


Code:
There are open files and/or incomplete directory searches pending on the connection
How can I find/identify those files?
I've found tons of advice on how to force the connection closed, and quite a few hits on how to identify incoming connections to my shares (i.e. via Computer Management GUI, Shared Folders, Open Files). But I can't find any clue on how to locate my own outgoing file connections to exposed fileshares.

Thanks in advance for any clues or tips.

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I think I may have picked up some malware that is preventing executable files from running.
Windows 10
avast free anti virus
Sony VAIO VPCEB2C5E

I first noted that i couldn't get FireFox to open. I removed the program & re-installed it but no joy. I eventually downloaded Chrome and this is working.
Now however I've discovered that the majority of the programs on my laptop will not run.
Symptoms:
The program will initially load, blue flashing disc, but then nothing.
The list of affected apps are below:
Outlook
Word
DIVX player
MalwareBytes
VLC media player
Any app updater is blocked.

Working Apps
Chrome
CCCleaner but no update
Excel
Spybot
iTunes but no updates

Any help much appreciated
 

Answer:Malware Preventing Executable Files

The fact that some programs run and some do not, makes this sound like it is not one of the typical executable program blocking malware problems. In fact, it may not be malware. Let's see if we can get anywhere with our cleaning process in the link below. Try all the tools. Don't assume that they all will not run just because one or more does not. Also if you run into major problems trying to run the tools, try running them in safe boot mode.

Read & Run Me First Malware Removal Guide (incl. Spyware, Virus, Trojan, Hijacker)

There is a chance that you may have to uninstall Avast temporarily. We have seen antivirus program cause problems like you are describing. But let's first see where we get with the Read & Run Me First.
 

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Hi all
I am wondering if it is possible to prevent users from creating shortcuts. We have users locked down were they cannot get to the local C: Drive to prevent the machine from getting messed up. But they are creating shortcuts that allow them to browse Active
Directory. "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe dsquery.dll,OpenQueryWindow" And while I cannot prevent them from reading AD, I want to prevent them from getting to the rundll32.exe file. At this point, they are creating shortcuts to get there. These
users cannot change anything in AD, I am just trying to prevent them from browsing it.
I would block the rundll32.exe file from being executed but with all the software we have, I am not sure what all it would break. Is it possible to prevent running specific rundll32 dll files?
Any advice in this matter would be great.
Charles

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I'm trying to remove the System tool virus from my laptop. When I try to download the required files I get the message:Your current security setting do not allow this file to be downloaded. I've made every change to the settings that I can find and nothing allows the file to be downloaded. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! ddvmanEdit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Security settings preventing files from being downloaded

You may need to right click on the Desktop icons and select Run As Administrator.This is our GuidePlease follow our Removal Guide here Remove System Tool and SystemTool .You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

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Hello Sir,

I am a small businessman from Pune, India. I am running a cyber cafe business here.

Due to strict anti-piracy laws here, we are not allowed to download, copy or play any media files (MP3, avi, vob etc etc etc)

It is extremely difficult to stop the download etc of all the media files in our cyber cafe as users don't bother about the laws. And the law enforcement agencies catch the owners of cyber cafes for any piracy which the user commits from our cyber cafe.

Thus I would like to know, if there is any setting in windows xp so that i can prevent certain set of file types to be downloaded or copied in my cyber cafe pc's??

If there is any software for such a purpose it will be great where in i will just block these media files??

I think such kind problems would be there in big corporate companies where piracy can be rampant, what do these people do.

Please help, as the law enforcement agencies here are becoming stricter everyday and they are going to such lengths to trap us in their net by hook or by crook. These people send decoys, copy and download media files in our computers and immediately afterwards they raid our premises.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Pankaj
 

Answer:Preventing media files to copied on and played on the PC

Content filtering software aimed at parental control should do what you want. Check out Net Nanny, Cyber Patrol etc.

Slainte

midders
 

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I am building a website with some films in Quicktime MOV format and have noticed that when the link to the MOV file is clicked, it usually tries to play the file within the browser. The files are not really small enough for most surfers to stream (around 30-40mb), and so the browser just sits there for a long time with the Quicktime logo while loading this large video file. Some users have been confused by this and tried to click on the movie again and again, using up a lot more bandwidth than intended in the process.

I would prefer that when users clicked on the link to the MOV file, it simply downloaded it to their computer so they could continue surfing and watch it at their leisure. Is there a way to do this besides just instructing people to do the right-click "Save Link As.." option? Maybe during the encoding process? I know a savvy web user will understand what's going on, but I'd like it to work smoothly for everything.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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This is my first time posting here or on any tech forum, for that matter. Anyway, for the past few days I have been unable to open virtually any executable file on my computer, which runs on XP Media Center Edition. I have no success with anything in normal mode and can only open Internet Explorer in safe mode. Whenever I attempt to open a file, the task manager shows the file djq.exe appearing instead, which consumes a considerable amount of memory. After a second or two, djq.exe disappears and nothing has opened.

I am assuming that this is the work of a virus or spyware, but I am unable to take any course of action, as this is preventing me from running any anti-virus or anti-spyware software, accessing options on the control panel, running a system restore, or even opening the command window. I'd rather not have to reinstall XP again.

Any assistance on this matter would be greatly appreciated! I also apologize if my post failed to meet any conventions or norms of the forum, and I'd be glad to supplement it with any necessary information.

Answer:Probable virus preventing .exe files from opening

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below. Use a USB flash drive to download and transfer the tools to the affected machine, if necessary. You might like to run the Flash_Disinfector.exe on the clean machine and the flash drive first to protect against any possible transfer of infection via USB.


NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I installed Gozilla on my laptop, then rebooted. While rebooting it requires check disk utility to run which shows errors then reboots to Windows. (It has never done this before.) Reboot appears normal for about 10 seconds, then Gozilla window opens as if ready for use, dialup window opens also, then configuration error appears for Sony PC Suite, system then freezes and window opens with "The file or directory Windows\Prefetch\RUNDLL32.EXE-49AOAECA.pf is corrupt and unreadable run chkdsk utility" At that point nothing can be done.

Laptop appears to be trying to read something but nothing happens. I have tried restarting, control,alt,delete to no avail. After powering down I tried system restore disk and Norton AntiVirus. Neither is of use because there is no advancing after 10 seconds of restarting in Windows. What can I do to get up and going again?

I have an Acer Aspire3000 laptop, AMD Sempron, 60G, 512 DDR running Win XP
 

Answer:Corrupt/Unreadable files preventing use of laptop

It sounds like a serious data corruption or the hard drive may be failing.

As its likely a preinstalled Windows version you probably do not have an XP CD, just a "recovery CD"?

Any critical data on the laptop, or have you been sensibly backing up?

You may need to do a full reinstall, but that would mean all data would be lost. Slaving the laptop hard drive either via an adapter or a USB case may be required using another XP PC if you need to attempt data recovery.
 

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My daughter just came home from college and her computer had many program files just deleted. Not uninstalled, but literally opened the files and deleted. She didnt do it, as she uses one of them extensively, Adobe CS3. So, how do I prevent someone from deleting files. Can I take ownership of the entire programs files, with a password?
And along with that, how do I keep programs from being installed without her permission? She is an admin user by default, but can you password UAC?
Thanks, Steve

Answer:Preventing Deletion of files. Vista 32 bit Home Prem

Hello Steve,
Welcome to vista Forums!

It doesnt make sense that these files were just "deleted".
Did someone do it to her?

Well anyways, i would suggest that she not password protect or take control of any of those files unless she wants her computing speed to be crippled.

Let us know,
Ben

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I'm at the end of my rope.

A while back (don't know exactly when; don't use the drives that often), my disc drives stopped working. I put in any disc, and it blinks and whirs and clicks, and the icon in My Computer changes to the "there's a disc in here" icon, but nothing else happens. When I double-click the icon, it just brings up an empty folder, like there's just nothing there. When I double-click it when the drive is empty, it asks for a disc, so it recognizes when a disc is present, just not what's on it. Something's stopping it.

It's not the drive or the drivers. I've tried the discs (both data CDs and video DVDs) in other machines, and I've tried an external drive on this machine. The drive works on other machines just fine, but the same exact problem happens when it's hooked up to this computer. What's more, I don't think images mounted on virtual drives are being recognized anymore, either.

I've uninstalled pretty much everything past the last date I know the drive was working for sure (early April), but no go. I've also tried updating all the drivers. I would try System Restore, but it's not working (something about a drive error). I've put in a Vista installation disc to try booting from, and it works perfectly when I do that. That same disc gets the same treatment when I try opening it up in My Computer. Something that's loading with Windows is interfering with ... Read more

Answer:Something is preventing my disc drives from reading files on discs...

try uninstalling the current drivers in device manager, and letting windows update search for the driver automatically . if not, check on the computer's manufacturers website and download previous drivers (if available), if not, just install the up to date driver again.
 

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Hi All,

I have been stuck in the "startup repair infinite loop" as this forum seems to call it.

I have tried the tutorial written by Dzomlija, but that was ineffective. I have no problems when going through the tutorial but the end result did not materialize. The sizes of the files listed in the system

One of the problem files was identified as "tcpip.sys", apparently indicating a virus of some kind.

I have been unable to boot for a couple of weeks now and as I can't seem to find the license # for my windows 7, I'm not sure how I'd even go about reinstalling windows legitimately.

I am able to boot and access files using Ubuntu, which to me suggests that the problem doesn't lie with the hardware, possibly a good sign as the laptop is not within warranty.

I've tried using a windows installation disc to repair the files, but was not given the option of "repair your computer" when I booted from the Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium disc.

Any help would be appreciated, more information can be given if you tell me what's relevant!

Thanks

Answer:Suspected corrupt system 32 files preventing laptop from booting

the license number for your copy should be in the sleeve or case that the windows 7 disc came in.

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I know my way around my own laptop but after running Hijack this and removing a few minor glitches my computer gone downhill. After the initial restart I found the screen black and then a message saying Window explorer has stopped working followed by another window saying alternate files are not available, follow my a totally black screen that stops all access to anything else. Upon restarting and entering safe mode I find that Windows help and support is unable to start and that the internet both wifi and land line are unusable. I'm pretty sure that whatever is happening is my fault by large, so in futile attempt to fix the problem I undeleted all that I had deleted using hijack this but to no avail.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Missing or unable to be accessed files preventing use of most major functions

What OS is this ? ?

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I've been trying to get my computer back so that I can at least get some stuff on it I don't want lost for the past three days. I was updating an nvidia graphics driver and it froze. So I restarted my computer and things went down-hill from there.

Nothing I know to do (which is more than the average person) works. So most of (and perhaps all of) the quick fixes you all may suggest most likely have already been attempted at least once.

What I am experiencing now is a black screen with a gray bar on the top and bottom. The top is titled: Windows Boot Manager. This is written in the gray bar. The rest of the screen reads:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart you computer.
2. Choose your language setting and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacture for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I am hoping someone can help me get make it so I can at least get some files off. System restore or anything like that is out of the picture because I was planning on getting an external hard drive for backing up, and haven't been able to yet. Ironically, payday is this Friday.

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Answer:Corrupted OS files preventing boot after failed driver update

Did you try the suggested startup repair options with the windows 7 dvd/repair disc?

It may take several runs and will at least attempt to repair the partition table.

If you tried that already , then use the commands instead of auto startup repair - usually does the job.

If you have the disc and want further advice, post back.

If you don't have a 7dvd/repair disc , get one from here - the same bit version as your installed o/s ( torrent, but it's usually quick ):

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs ? The NeoSmart Files

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Hi All,

For the several months I've been having trouble opening links, mostly from emails. I've learned that when I go to "Start" and click "Run" and enter %Temp% (someone once told me that brings up all your temp files)...its opens and lists temp files, that after I delete as many as it allows, that the links open up quicker. There's some types that won't delete (DF9601.tmp)...and there all listed as being in the "locals~1" file

I've tried to delete that file but no luck...what a pain.

Any help?

onevoice1255
 

Answer:Solved: Temp Files delaying/preventing links from opening

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Hi fantastic people!

I'm in a rutt and I need your help. My system is infected with malware because it's doing several things:

1) It started being awfully slow 2 days ago and it freezes on me any time I try to run any browser. And I regularly run super anti Spyware and malware bites so it cleans most things.

2) It paralyzes any anti virus software I try to run a third into its analysis then everything freezes and I have to restart my laptop.

3) I can't open any exe files I download whatsoever. I tried downloading adwcleaner but I couldn't even run the exe files or any other exe files at all.

4) Netflix started crashing on me for no reason and that was my first clue into finding out it's malware.

I already backed up all my files, pics, music, and documents. I am attaching a picture of TSG below because I'm sending this from my phone as I'm having all sorts of issues with my browsers crashing. I'm looking at buying a new laptop because I'm definitely due for an upgrade but I would like this one to run a bit longer if possible because I'm too busy to adjust to a new laptop now. Geek squad want $150 to clean it up. Any other alternatives?! Please help it's desperate!

Thank you so much in advance
 

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Hi fantastic people!

I'm in a rutt and I need your help. My system is infected with malware because it's doing several things:

1) It started being awfully slow 2 days ago and it freezes on me any time I try to run any browser. And I regularly run super anti Spyware and malware bites so it cleans most things.

2) It paralyzes any anti virus software I try to run a third into its analysis then everything freezes and I have to restart my laptop.

3) I can't open any exe files I download whatsoever. I tried downloading adwcleaner but I couldn't even run the exe files or any other exe files at all.

4) Netflix started crashing on me for no reason and that was my first clue into finding out it's malware.

I already backed up all my files, pics, music, and documents. I am attaching a picture of TSG below because I'm sending this from my phone as I'm having all sorts of issues with my browsers crashing. I'm looking at buying a new laptop because I'm definitely due for an upgrade but I would like this one to run a bit longer if possible because I'm too busy to adjust to a new laptop now. Geek squad want $150 to clean it up. Any other alternatives?! Please help it's desperate!

Thank you so much in advance
 

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Sorry, don't know exactly where to post this but I'm having a rather bizzare issue with Windows 7. Basically when I install my USB 3.0 driver for Intel, AMD Catalyst won't detect my GPU. But if I uninstall the USB driver, then it will detect everything correctly (display driver, video transcoders will show up)

I can't say it's a hardware issue because it's happening on both my LGA 1155 and 1150 rigs (different Intel drivers) and two separate video cards.

This same thing happened a few months back when I though my 7950's were defective, so I sent them in for RMA and got different cards back (MSI didn't have my original cards in stock).
 

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Hey there...

I must have some sort of virus preventing me from installing anti virus program, and even accessing their websites online.

It seems to be the same problem as bill here, had back in 2008.
Virus Prevents Access to Antivirus Sites

What should I do?

Best Regards - Lasse

Answer:virus of sorts, preventing anti virus installation...

Hello and Welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hello all. I definitely got myself something pretty bad I think. I'll try to explain everything along with an attached Hijack log. I run Vista 32bit.

A few days ago I noticed random programs erroring out. At first firefox would crash. Then Zune marketplace would crash. I ran AVG and Malware and both came up clean. I didn't think anything of it. Then I started to have some Bsod's.

One of the restarts I noticed there was a windows security warning. Now my AVG was disabled and no matter how I tried to enable it, nothing would happen. Also, I had trouble starting the scan. When I was able to get the scan running, it would error out or bsod. Also, it seems almost all of these bsod's are different. I've gotten "IRQL not less or equal" to "memory management." It seems to be random.

So I restarted in safemode and tried to run AVG. It froze. I read to uninstall it using the avgremover and I did. When I tried to reinstall it, it errored out twice before it was sucessful. However, when scanning, it'd just freeze. Also, when I try to just start up AVG, I can't find a place to start it. It's all "AVGUI" and such files but no base application.. if that makes sense.

I tried to download another anti-virus, like Avast, and that too wouldn't install.

Please let me know if you need any other information. Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Whoops, tried to attach log. Here's my Hijack.

Running processes:
C:\Windows\sys... Read more

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Hi,

My desktop PC running on Windows XP Professional with SP3 is infected with some kind of virus/spyware that prevents access to anti virus sites.

The virus has also corrupted McAfee virus scan binary and prevents access to sites which clean spyware/malware. I have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and SuperAnti Spyware installed. But they cannot update their definitions since the virus attack started about 1 week ago.

I have tried several attempts to clean the virus/malware using the above anti spyware (McAfee scan is corrupted and won't start). The anti spyware finds a few worms and trojans and says that it cleaned them, but they keep coming back. I ran the scan in Safe mode with/without internet connection but that didn't help.

I have Zone Alarm installed but think that it is also infected.

Following are the main symptoms I see

1. No visible error messages/pop ups during bootup.

2. After booting I see quite a few new programs, mainly from the "C:/windows/system32/temp" dir trying to access the internet. Zone Alarm blocks them.

3. After doing a Google search in IE, if I click any website link, it is redirected to another random site. Sometimes opening the link in another IE window helps. (right click -> "open in new window")
Cannot access Microsoft or any anti virus/spyware related website.

4. Many times a pop up message saying "my computer may be infected with spyware" shows up and asks for running a scan. Initial... Read more

Answer:Virus/Spyware preventing access to Anti-Virus/Microsoft files

Hi there,

* Go here to run an online scanner from ESET.Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
Click Start
Make sure that the option Remove found threats is UNchecked.
Click Scan
Wait for the scan to finish
Copy and paste report as a reply to this topic.

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Nasty virus. even on Safe mode I can't install any anti virus. It has blocked Avast in my PC.Im not a computer expert and dont know how to resolve this. Nothing will work from the computer so I am using my laptop to create Rescue disks and try to scan with them but nothing worked so far.Trend Micro, EsEt. didnt detected anything. Bit Defender detected the following but couldn't clean it.[email protected]Please Help

Answer:"The requested resourse is in use" - Malware is preventing ALL exe files to run.

First of all, don't do anything. Apparently you have another computer so you are able to come in the form.What you need to do is to prepare a rescue CD using your working computer. You're going to download the ISO of a program that can check for viruses without having the operating system up and running These programs  are made by different companies. One of these is made by a company called AVIRA. You can download the ISO file off of their website and burn it onto using one of the common method used for duplicating an ISO file.Next step is to set up your trouble machine so that it will boot from the CD instead of the hard drive. This varies from one computer to the next, so I'm not able to give you the detailed step-by-step instructions on how it works on your computer. On the computers I have, which are made by Dell, I have to hit the F 12 key and then a program comes up then ask me what to and I select my CD-ROM player.Was the program boots up and what kind of test would like to do and then it will begin scan of your computer and will quarantine whenever it finds. In some cases it may be necessary to do some other kind of work on the computerAfter the VirusScan has been completed.Check this out:https://www.avira.com/en/download/product/avira-rescue-systemRead over over the instructions there.Let me know if you can  do that. 

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Nasty virus. even on Safe mode I can't install any anti virus. It has blocked Avast in my PC.Im not a computer expert and dont know how to resolve this. Nothing will work from the computer so I am using my laptop to create Rescue disks and try to scan with them but nothing worked so far.Trend Micro, EsEt. didnt detected anything. Bit Defender detected the following but couldn't clean [email protected] Help

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Hi, I have a large music library on my laptop and recently I tried to clean it up, delete doubles, file properly and name files etc. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 when I try to move, delete or re-name a file it comes up with an error msg stating the action cannot be completed because the file is open in another application. It is completely intermittent in that I could perform whatever action on a file and it works then suddenly one wont, but I can come back to it later and it will work then sometimes it wont let me do anything whatsoever or I can get a solid 10 mins where I can do whatever I want. There is nothing in the "more details" pull down menu, the unlocker program I installed tells me there is no lock handle on the file and I cant find any programs running in the task manager that are obviously using music files. I have no problems editing or moving photos, documents or movies only music in the music library in the file manager.
any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Answer:"folder in use" warning preventing me from moving files

Both Itunes and Windows Media Player have "Music Servers" and you have to shut those off in the Program Prefs for each Program. If your Laptop is connected to any other computers through a LAN you may have your iTunes or WMP libraries shared with other systems, those have to be disconnected as well at both ends. I've got an Itunes Library and a Plex server spanning 3 machines, so I cant directly edit anything in my "Music" libraries, I can copy them out though.

One thing you can try, is disable your Network adapter on your laptop, wait about a minute, then try to access the files again, if your files are locked due to an external library, that should unlock em. And turn off any 'Sharing: prefs in WMP and iTunes (if installed).

If you have any other music app, like Foobar2000, you have to make sure that is turned off and not sharing as well. Also, Windows Media Center will also share your Library. With WMP and WMC, you can remove the shared folders from the libraries and that should free them up.

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Hey there. Whenever I go to Start>Documents, I can see the last 15 files that I have browsed. Is there a way to completely empty this folder and prevent the files you browse from ending up in it?
 

Answer:Is there a way from preventing the files you browse from going to the "Documents" ?

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HelloI really need some help,this is my first windows laptop so bear with me.I want to have the ability to use windows 7 and linux to records music and edit.I read that the best thing to do is to make mhy C:drive into 3 partitions.One for windows(100GB)one for linux(100GB)and the rest open for use in both systems.I went into 'computer' and tried to shrink my C:drive but it would only let me cut it in half.So i followed the perfectdisk defragging methods and haVE done it many times.I followed all the deactivating recomendations per here http://http://thpc.info /how/shrink_partition_in_windows_7_vista.html
except deleting the pagefile.sys cause i think by turning off virtual memory it deleted itslef,i could find it anyways.But windows still will only let me shrink my partition by about half.Can someone please help me?
Thanks!!

Answer:Want to Shrink C partition into 3 partition but files are preventing

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

As you've just discovered, Windows 7's disk management is not very flexible.

I would suggest you download the free Partition Wizard ISO and burn it to a bootable disc, then boot into it and make your changes from there.

This excellent tutorial includes the link for the ISO and full instructions on how to use it.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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Question: Preventing Pop-ups

Okay ... this will surely classify as the dumbest question in some time. I hooked up to the interner via boradband cable. How do I prevent pop-ups ... not the ones you get when you're surfing on the net (I seem to have those covered), but the ones that pop up all the time even when you're not surfing, but downloading from the net. They're usually advertising software to prevet pop-ups! I'm running Norton Internet Security & Tweak XP Pro Pop-up blocker, but still they come ...

THANKS!!
 

Answer:Preventing Pop-ups

Evening RPT,

If you are using a firewall, then there should be a setting for preventing them. If you're not using a firewall, and they are essential with a cable hookup, then I suggest that you get one pronto.

Have a look at this link for some ideas.

http://forums.techguy.org/t110854/s.html

Cheers

Liam
 

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Please help , I keep getting a pop up that wants me to install google tool bar (which I dont accept) , how can I stop the pop up occuring ? Thanks.

Answer:Preventing a pop up.

Please provide a little more information.What are you doing when you get the pop-up?Is it when you are browsing the web? What browser do you use?What operating system?Is it up to date?What anti-virus/malware detection do you use?

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Question: pop up preventing?

hey all,
a few months ago you all helped me out bigtime...now i need some more assistance. this is what i have...

I use IE 6. with netzero high speed. somehow i believe i downloaded some spyware, or adware...i have my cookies disabled, my pop up filter is on, and i'm still getting pop up advertisements every new page i visit...so my question is,are there any free services i can use to scan my pc to check for these pains?
 

Answer:pop up preventing?

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Question: Preventing pop ups

Every time I click links contained in highlighted text I go through instead to an annoying pop up survey. The highlighted text shows as 'text enhanced'
http://bonus.playnwin.tv/template_16/step1.aspx
Theree doesn't seem to be a way of preventing this. Do you have any advice on how I can stop it?

Answer:Preventing pop ups

Hello Jaydee58 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Couple of things you could do. Delete your temp files, cookies, and browsing history.

Internet Explorer - Delete browsing history on exit

While you're in the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Security tab > Restricted Sites icon > Sites button and type in the www website address of any site you want to restrict. Close/OK your way back out of the dialog boxes.



You could also look into using a different browser (specifically, Firefox) and using a free add-on called NoScript.

NoScript - JavaScript/Java/Flash blocker for a safer Firefox experience! - what is it? - InformAction

There are other ad blockers available for IE but I'm not sure if any are free. Perhaps others will jump in with suggestions. I've been using AdMuncher for a couple of years with good success.

Ad Blocker: Ad Muncher

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Question: Preventing Pop-Ups

I thought the age of the pop-up ad was dead!

I recently purchased a new HP Pavilion (don't know model #, it can convert to a tablet), running Widows 10. I purchased Microsoft Office.

Without me knowingly doing anything, I'm suddenly getting pop-ups! When I load a site, a screen loads over it. Either it says "Congratulations! You have been selected..." or there will be a page of sponsored listings. Also, certain words in EVERY page of text I read are hyperlinked: blue, with two underlines.

I've been told not to buy Norton. What options do I have to prevent these annoying ads? I thought the age of the pop-up ad was dead!
 

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My computer right now is being very annoying. I can not seem to fix the problem at all. It seems that about a week ago, something turned off my computer’s firewall without letting me know, so I surfed the web completely exposed and picked up a lot of spyware or malware or viruses. I downloaded Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, and I had AVG before this started. Now I am going to list the errors that I get. There are so many that I will probably miss a few.

On Mozilla Firefox, Google redirects every link I click to a random sales/search site.
On Mozilla Firefox, I can NOT even view any pages that deal with getting viruses off(ie: this forum, I am on a different computer) and when I use IE, I get this eMachines search thing saying that the site does not exist, when I know it does.
I can not open notepad(this makes a hijackthis log file impossible to post. Atleast to my knowledge.) It always gives me a “would you like to send an error report?” message.
And everything is slow, no matter what I do.
Sometimes a little window pops up that gives me a countdown to shutdown. It starts at 60 seconds.
Disk defragmenter is unable to work.

I am on a different computer right now. And I swear, my computer has been fine for a while before this all started. No viruses, daily spyware and virus scans, everything. I took care o my computer the best I could.

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Question: preventing hacking

how do i prevent hacking, i was hacked before and immediately switched off my computer, is there any software to prevent anyone getting into my computer?

Answer:preventing hacking

I doubt whether any serious hacker would be remotely interested in the contents of your PC. Still, it won't do any harm to install a firewall click here

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Question: Preventing Spyware

I was just wondering if there is any way to prevent spyware without using programs or locking the registry. Is there settings that you can change in the Internet Options , Security or Advanced tab that can at least cut down spyware and malware being installed onto ones computer. If so I believe you should write a tech article with the Headline being Prevent Spyware/Malware the Natural Way. If you have any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Preventing Spyware

Internet Properties - Security - Custom Level :Disable all ActiveXDisable File DownloadUnfortunately most of the spyware/adjunk takes advantage of holes in Internet Explorer, so the most natural way would be for Big Bill and Co. to recode the browser.

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probably a stupid question and not possible, but you guys have also had a solution in the past for my dilemma's.

i have win 95, netscape communicator 4.7.

is there any way to prevent a teenager from downloading onto my computer when he is on the internet.

i don't want to deny him access, i just don't want him to download anything onto my hard drive. (he messed the whole computer up last time!).

thanks for any advise.
 

Answer:preventing downloading

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I built a computer for a relative a few months back, and for a while things were running smoothly.

She just called me to let me know that her machine no longer makes it to the Windoze logo. Instead, after the post, she just gets a blank screen--no warnings, just nothing.

She tried to boot up to the XP CD, but it never makes it to the setup screen. It just hangs on checking the hardware configuration.

How do I diagnose this problem? Thanks.
 

Answer:What's preventing XP from loading?

The first thing I'd check is the ram. Most likely theres NO way your going to troubleshoot this over the phone, you need to get it infront of you.
 

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I seriously need to dust the inside of my computer, as well as perform some other routine maintenance. How can I dust the inside of it without causing an electrostatic discharge? Also is there any absolute and positive way to make sure you're grounded without using antistatic equipment? Lots of people say touching your case is enough, but I want to be extra careful because I canít afford any new equipment should I screw up.
 

Answer:Preventing ESD's while dusting

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I run Windows XP Pro: Service Pack 2

In the abscense of any sort of documentation, information, or anything, for the wonderful mix of viruses, spyware, and trojans that come from the .wmf exploit 'whatever it is', I have begun to try to take them on one by one myself using a wide array of various utility programs, several which I have found either on Major Geeks, or SysInternals. Since I may end up having the whole laptop reimaged, I don't quite care about how much damage I do to the OS in the process. However... a major snag is that lots of stuff love to force your computer to shutdown if you mess with them. Very few of the utility programs I have try to resist this, and the few that do usually fail. Does anyone know of a utility that runs in the background that can resist shutdowns, preferably all shutdowns even ones called by the user, until it is disabled?
 

Answer:Preventing shutdowns

If it were me, I would visit the "Malware Removal" forum and talk to the nice people over there. With a lot of the tools available, you can totaly fubar your Windows if used incorrectly.
 

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Question: Preventing Malware

I am not sure the best place to post this. I am trying to find a secure method of moving files from home to office. Our office has a rule stating that you should not bring a thumb drive into the office from home without going through IT. This is to prevent infecting the work network. IT can run a Symantec scan on the USB device but is still not in favor of using the USB due to what might not be caught on a scan.

Any ideas of methods that IT might be willing to implement that allows the convenience of USB drives and the security that IT needs. I am in the position of greatly influencing this research if I had a direction to suggest. Of course IT would be researching in order to feel confortable. Thanks in advance. If there is a better forum for this question please advise.
 

Answer:Preventing Malware

There is not a lot that you can do to insure that any USB device is clean without running scans on them. Your IT department would have to insist that all employees install programs such as AutoEater on their home computers and scan them with something like USB Vaccine. But that would require faith that all employees took these measures.
 

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Ok, so there's something on my computer preventing downloads. It's doing this as well as asking me permission via mcafee firewall if it can access the internet. i click block. it also starts a few pop ups. I go into task manager and end these processes but they start back up again.

some of these are called:
retadpu2000352
fast.exe

and about fast.exe, i read about it and it's a hot key to switch users, but this hasn't been here before now... so i think its malware taking the name of something familiar.

and when i end the process like internet explorer, it starts again!
PLEASE HELP!
 

Answer:PLEASE HELP! Something PREVENTING downloads!!

Welcome to MajorGeeks...
Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.
Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis​Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.​
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis

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I posted this in the Vista forums and later realized there was a trojan that may be causing this problem. Since I've found a trojan, I thought I would post in here too. So I'm working on a vista machine where 2 user accounts (both with administrative rights) log off just after the log in initiates. As soon as I click the user picture (no passwords) the screen shows "Welcome" with the blue circle. In about 1-2 seconds it changes to "Logging off" then turns black for another 1-2 seconds, and then I'm back at the log in screen.In safe mode I can log into the accounts no problem, but not when I start normally.When they brought the computer to me, there was a 3rd account, Administrator, which they told me they had forgotten the password for. I used Offline NT password and registry editor to remove the password for that account, and I can log into that one just fine. There was a 4th, hidden account, Admin, that Offline NT showed. I unlocked it and can log into that one normally as well. Does anyone know what might be causing this or how I would correct it?edit: it also has a fake AV trojan on it, the Windows Vista Recovery one. edit: Part of the trojan appears to be attached to the userinit.exeedit: This is what the log shows:Infection c:\programdata\gdujiwcdlsmla.exe Registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter->EnabledV8:1 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft ... Read more

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Is there anything I can do to keep my IE 6 browser from FREEZING UP AND CRASHING when it visits a few sites.

I don't know why, but there are a couple of sites, and not necessarily graphic intensive ones where I would say, at least 50% of the time my browser will freeze up. Then I have to do a CTRL+ALT+DELETE to close it out.

Is there a way (other than not visiting these sites... which are good sites) to keep the browser from doing this?

Thanks in advance

DAVID
 

Answer:Preventing IE 6 from crashing.

You could start by cleaning the hard drive. Get rid of the Temp Internet files, temp files, change the history from the 20 day default to 1 or 2 days.

You can also help raise your resources by removing all programs from startup that are not needed.

To clean the hard drive you can find instructions at.

www.rselby.com/cleanup.htm

To remove programs from the start up directiond can be found here along with a link to PacMan Portal which has a list of most programs you will find there, what they do and if they are needed or not.

http://www.rselby.com/Windows.html#6
 

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Has anyone seen the message "This app is preventing you from signing out" along with the app name as

CNWPTransportlmpl

Does anyone know if Windows tracks this information and where it would store it?

Thanks!

FYI - I tried using Google and Bing with no luck.

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Hi there
what i need to know is how can i make my pc never to sleep or stop it from going in some kinda mode that makes the pc cancel any running programs ?
Not talking about the plan settings (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings) i already have it on never sleep what im talking about it this i have a slow internet connection so once i downloaded 13Gb what i did was started the download and went to sleep then after 8 hours it didnt download more than 3gb with a error saying no connection so i had to stay by the pc to refresh it or move the mouse every couple hours so it dose not stop the download

And now waiting to download BF4 which is 30GB with a 500kb per sec

Answer:Preventing The Pc From Sleeping

Well, if you already set the option "N ever to sleep" it should be up all the time. Correct me if I am wrong, even if you lock your PC downloads should not be interrupted when sleep option is turned off. I will suggest to have a word with your ISP.

I too download files from Steam/Origin and keep my PC up all night and never had this issue.

check for virus/malwares in the meantime.

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i use trend micro anti virus, just started using registryprot(i love it), and im reading up on spywareblaster right now (looks intresting)... what do you use? what do you suggest as the best & whats it the best at spyware, anti virus, preventing installation / spreading of infection / etc.
 

Answer:Preventing infection ... what do you use?

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Is there any programme that can sucessfully prevent Virtumode and its variations there seems to be plenty of advice on removing these pests but I am looking for s programme that prevents them in the first place. I run XP Pro with PC Guard, Spyblaster,Spybot.Spyhunter,Trojanhunter,Windows Defender. They all find parts of Virtumonde but none seems to prvent it.

Answer:Preventing Virtumonde

I think you're looking for an Antivirus software, not Antispyware software.I suggest going with AVG 8.0. It is free and highly recommended here in the forums to users without antivirus software.

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How can I stop IE from managing my downloads? I would much rather use GetRight or Gozilla because they provide a resume function, something that Micro$oft, with its thousands of highly paid programmers, has been unable to duplicate.
 

Answer:Preventing IE Downloads

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Hello again and Merry Christmas!

I'm currently at war with IS 2010. I am a veteren of the AV 2009 war. I found that when a malicious site started AV 2009 on my machine I could prvent intrusion by using
cntrl>alt>delete, and end the process with the task manager. When doing this I could stop the intrusion. When I contracted IS 2010, it immediately disabled cntrl>alt>delete so I could not stop it. Is there some immediate measure one can take when the intrusion is detected? (for future reference).

Thanks again
John

Answer:preventing IS 2010, how?

Basically the only ways to prevent infection is to use a HOSTS file, have a registry change watcher (i.e Spybot's TeaTimer), use a program such as SpywareBlaster, have a strong firewall and anti-virus/spyware program with real time protection, and practice safe surfing habits.

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