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What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?

Question: What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?

What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?
Apparently whoever designed Windows update never considered the possibility of people using small SSD drives that only have a fraction of the space required to run applications. Everything worked under Windows 7, although I did have to do some tweaking to get it to install apps directly to drive E: (my multi-terabyte hard drive). After installing Windows Update, I had to do the same registry tweak to make it install programs on drive E:, and it worked fine the first six weeks or so, but then it started routinely breaking one or two of my applications with each update. The problem was initially tedious to fix, but I eventually got everything working. However, I was not successful at getting Windows to comply with running my Chrome browser from E: I finally relented, and moved as many of the commonly used apps to drive C: (the SSD) and consequently had to set the cache size smaller. Everything was fine for another month or so.
However, beginning sometime in November, Windows updates started failing. It schedules an update, runs the update, reboots my computer, says the update failed, and reboots the computer again, uninstalled the update, and then it works. This was an annoyance, but since it only happened once a month, I put up with it.
Recently however, Windows has started retrying updates every few days, and doesn't bother warning me in advance or asking my permission. It just unceremoniously shuts off my computer in the middle of whatever I'm working on to go through its 15-minute routing of failing to update and then backing out changes. I lost five hours' work two days ago. I never know when my computer will just shut down mid-project. I save often, but that's not often enough to cover for having the power shut off.
I have reinstalled Windows many times. I have then had to go through the pain of locating disks, reinstalling apps, and having them update themselves, all of which would not be necessary if Windows would just do updates when I authorize them, when I have had a chance to clear space in advance to make the update possible.
Windows update will NEVER work on my machine while the SSD is full, yet it won't let me keep space clear, either. It's a no-win situation. If Microsoft had kept their promise to support program files on a different physical drive than the OS, I doubt any of the other problems would have ever happened. As it is, Windows works great except when I shuts off unexpectedly. It installs programs on Drive E: by default, but I know that if I ever get it to do an update again, it will break every application on drive E: until I manually fix them.
My most recent problem is that Windows, while it did not successfully update, it replaced the driver for my scanner with a driver it likes better, except that my scanner no longer works. I tried updating the driver, but even though I can select the correct driver from the appropriate folder, Windows just says the current driver is better, and refuses to replace it.
What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?

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Preferred Solution: What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?

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Answer: What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?

In updates, there is a setting to schedule restart, usually 3am. Can you check that setting is enabled?

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i keep getting this message. i have already disabled automatic updates through group policy editor.

Answer:updates preventing my computer from shutting down

With this batch script you can automatically close apps not responding at shutdown in windows. Please execute the batch script as a administrator.

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I am not able to install the windows updates>>used Express and got like 72 updates required. dloaded all but NONE installed.. got this message>>

A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed

any help on this? this is after a windows XP install/repair

thanks, bo bo bolinski
 

Answer:A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed

Re: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or install

no help on this? I am suprised! do I have to do the HJT routine or does someone have an easier solution??

thnx, bo bo bolinski
 

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I have 93 updates for XP & Office 2003 which I cannot install. I have stopped and re-started the update service & tried everything else I can find on the web.

I would be very grateful for any help anyone can provide!

Answer:A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed

Is your windows update allowed to install updates automatically? Check your settings in the security center. I hope you are updating via a broad band connection. Also does windows download the updates and stalls have way thru the installation? During the install of the downloads, Windows will ask you to accept certain agreements. You may not be seeing these and think Windows has stopped installing. Windows will not move forward unless you respond to these agreement. When downloading be sure all the downloads are complete and upon the installation part, Minimize your screen to see these agreements. IE7 download and install is one of the biggest culprites. It hides behind your Download and install screen.
Hope this helps.

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My computer is an XP home edition I believe, and it asked me to install some important updated. After doing so, it told me that I needed to restart or shut down my system in order for the updates to take place. When I tired doing so, It gets stuck. I get to a blue "log-off" screen, and it says 6 out of 14 updates are being installed... do not turn off your computer. But it stays like that for hours, and never updates, so I end up having to shut off my computer by hitting the power button. :/

I tried doing a system restore, but those updates have to be installed first. Before it even tries to restore, it deals with the updates. I'm not too sure what to do. Is there any way to bypass these updates, or get them installed some other way? I'd really apriciate the help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Updates for my computer are preventing me from shutting down my computer

Is this a new system? When you go to updates have you validated your copy of XP with Microsoft? Once you do that and make sure your settings are correct in your browser for downloads it does take time but not hours. Are you running firewalls, Zone Alarm etc., anything that would block the updates? Jazz
 

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I have an HP G72 laptop with a Symantec touch pad. W10 installed an updated driver for the touch pad the other day and it's incompatable with the pad - scrolling doesn't work.

I rolled back the driver and got the pad working again but Windows keeps reinstalling the driver update.

How can I stop this happening?

Answer:How to prevent updates from continually messing with my computer

Hello Steve,

You could see if you may be able to hide the update to stop it from installing until the next new version is released.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

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I have an HP G72 laptop with a Symantec touch pad. W10 installed an updated driver for the touch pad the other day and it's incompatable with the pad - scrolling doesn't work.

I rolled back the driver and got the pad working again but Windows keeps reinstalling the driver update.

How can I stop this happening?

Answer:How to prevent updates from continually messing with my computer

Hello Steve,

You could see if you may be able to hide the update to stop it from installing until the next new version is released.

Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10

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When trying to use Windows Update, the updates download successfully but fail to install. The following message appears: "Problem: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed." I have turned my antivirus software off, I have tried updating manually, I have tried updating one at a time. Nothing seems to work. I now have a backlog of 13 updates that I'm supposed to install. Can anyone please help? THANKS!

Answer:Windows Update: "problem on your computer is preventing updates from being installed"

Boot into "Safe Mode with Networking" (restart while tapping F8 repeatedly) and see if you can install the updates. This should work.

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Ok heres the deal.
I crashed my system and have done a clean install. I couldn't find my winxp pro disk so I barrowed my friends. His has SP2 on it. I then found out after installing it, that it wouldn't work with my product key. So i had to go searching for my disk. Thankfully I found it, and did a windows repair to reinstall the system with the new disk.
My disk didn't have SP2 on it.

So I go to windows update to do updates and it trys to install like 80 something updates and everytime it comes back with ": A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed "

I have a feeling that it thinks SP2 is on my system. is there a way to resolve this without having to do another clean install?

John

Answer:"A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed"

Hello and Welcome to TSF


Why wouldn't it work with your product key?
It is better to install with SP2 incorporated onto the cd, saves a lot of time. SP2 should have been eliminated while performing the repair install.

You could try the following but you need SP2 installed before installing the updates, the site should have recognized it was not installed. If the following does not help then I suggest you Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD and do a clean install using the proper software


Try re-registering the windows update components. This may help fix a corrupt installer


1. Click on Start and Run,
2. Type "REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL" (without quotation marks) and press Enter.
3. Should get the message "DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded" Click OK.
4. Repeat above for each of the following:

REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
REGSVR32 ATL.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL

5. Reboot

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I've never had any major problems with Win7 before and last year I installed some of the KB updates that turned out to be Win10 gubbins -mainly cos they were all labelled as 'Win7 updates'. Yeh, I wasn't being vigilant enough at the time, but then with no Win7 problems before, I had no problems with M$.

I always boot up my laptop offline -mainly cos I have stuff to do on the computer first and then I'll go online afterwards. I have a USB mobile internet dongle for my laptop -not a fixed line -and the wifi is turned off. Following an install of some of these updates, the next time I booted up, I got the usual opening screen (Dell logo + F2 Set Up/F12 Boot Options), then the screen goes black . . . and then nothing - the screen stayed black. Normally it then goes to 'Starting Windows' yada yada, log-in screen appears, sign in, off we go . . .

So after nothing, I tried again . . . and nothing. F2 = BIOS, change the settings . . . and nothing. Tried all sorts of BIOS settings . . . and nothing. F8 = advanced . . . nothing. Couldn't reach the log-in screen, no sign of 'Starting Windows'. After about half an hour - various BIOS settings making no difference at all - I made a cup of tea and thought 'Well that's that then . . .'

The previous weeks had been 'GWX! GWX! You want Win10! Yes you do!' but my approach was to leave it a bit -wait until after the initial fanfare had died down, any early bugs fixed, and check out the feedback after a few months of people using Win10 proper... Read more

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Hi,
Right now i have about 56 updates pending, most of them office updates, and a couple of Windows updates.
I've discovered that a update is preventing my PC from sleeping, as when i do a system restore back to before i updated my PC will sleep, and then instaill them again my PC wont sleep.

I'm assuming its a windows update rather than an office update causing this problem.
Is there a better way to see which update is causing the problem rather than instailling each update, one by one?

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I've somehow got some malware/ trojans/ viruses, whatever you may call them, and I'm unable to update my spyware/ anti-virus software. I currently have Spybot, Zonealarm pro, ad-aware pro and a recent download of the free avg anti virus...all of which are outdated. Can anybody please assist in the removal of these things causing the problems?

Thank you!
 

Answer:virus preventing updates

Welcome! to MajorGeeks.com!

Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given further down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.
TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in Safe Mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
To avoid additional delay i... Read more

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I'm having startup issues with a Windows 10 Build:
Cumulative update for Windows 10 ver. 1511
KB3192444. (I hope I copied it correctly).

Before this update is installed the problem doesn't exist, after it's installed it does.
I posted this issue here but have not gotten any help.
Because windows 10 automatically installs updates I needed to go into Group Policy Editor-Computer Configuration-Windows Components-Windows Update and set it to
"Notify for download and notify for install"

But, when I go back into settings for windows update advanced settings, the choose how updates are installed has remained with the same 2 options.

How can I be sure that Windows 10 does not install this update????
Does changing this setting in GPE work ok?

Any help will be appreciated,
James

Answer:Preventing Auto Updates

Hi, to hide (stop) a particular update see:
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I'm having startup issues with a Windows 10 Build:
Cumulative update for Windows 10 ver. 1511
KB3192444. (I hope I copied it correctly).

Before this update is installed the problem doesn't exist, after it's installed it does.
I posted this issue here but have not gotten any help.
Because windows 10 automatically installs updates I needed to go into Group Policy Editor-Computer Configuration-Windows Components-Windows Update and set it to
"Notify for download and notify for install"

But, when I go back into settings for windows update advanced settings, the choose how updates are installed has remained with the same 2 options.

How can I be sure that Windows 10 does not install this update????
Does changing this setting in GPE work ok?

Any help will be appreciated,
James

Answer:Preventing Auto Updates

Hi, to hide (stop) a particular update see:
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Info in this thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/736643-automatic-updates-rundll32-error.html

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:55:39 PM, on 8/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.dell.com/
O3 - Toolbar: AIM Toolbar - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AIM Toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\Avi... Read more

Answer:MalWare preventing Automatic Updates?

Er hm, was I suppose to post the HJT log while in non-safe mode?
 

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Hello guys, I hope I've posted this in the correct place. I'm only averagely tech minded so I'll try my best

I'm running Windows XP (sp3) and mostly use Chrome browser with IE occasionally.

My Avira Free has refused to net update for over 24hrs, and when I look at Internet Options I see the 'use proxy server' button is checked although I've previously un-checked it. I've managed to download manually from Avira and am currently running a scan with it & Malwarebytes.

I have some log files but I take notice of the warning against posting hijack this logs in this forum.

There are several processes & files that look decidedly fishy to me but am not sure of where/how to proceed. "ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:49717" for example!

I also use Malwarebytes free version & update & scan regularly with this & Avira free AV.

I usually scan any potentially fishy files with AV & MWB before downloading but something's gotten through (could be another user when I've not been here is responsible) or can hardware like a cheap chinese USB hub be responsible?

Answer:malware &/or virus (I think) is preventing AV updates

Welcome joolzLet's run these as I feel you have a rootkit.Many malwares like to change the proxy setting on you.Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Now check if the internet is working again.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.... Read more

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hello everyone,
my sons laptop has acquired a virus. (an acer aspire 5100 on xp)basically it is preventing any windows updates & any security scans. It is clever; for example if i attempt trend micro house call i get blue screen & the pc shuts down immediately. When i reboot it refers to fat32 as follows:
checking file system on c the type of the file system is fat32.

i have current subscription to trend micro internet security for three pc's but can't download due to the virus.
i am not a "power user" but i am capable of starting the the laptop in safe mode & carrying out basic tasks.(but it appears to be stopping that unless i'm doing something wrong with the "f8" key)

how serious is this & is there the idiots guide to a resolution?
thanks for looking bob (uk)
 

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Hello.

I posted in the Vista section about trouble I am having with updates installing. One person replied that "[b]ecause of the large number of problems in category items that [I] posted, and the corrupted SFC store," before I do anything else, I should post in this forum to make sure my system isn't infected.

To briefly summarize what I posted over there, I can't get some updates to install, and I have some corrupted files (or corrupted something . . . I honestly don't know enough to know what the problem is).

Here is what I got when I ran the dds:


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by admin at 16:00:03.31 on Thu 04/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16830 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.2037.1118 [GMT -5:00]

AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)
FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled*

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Answer:Possible malware infection preventing updates

Hello ti2,

I'm not seeing any malware in these logs. You can run an online scan and see if it detects anything lurking about. It can take some time, so please be patient and allow it to run it's full course:

**Vista users - right click on the IE icon and run as administrator

Using Internet Explorer or Firefox, visit http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/eng/par...avwebscan.html

1. Click Accept, when prompted to download and install the program files and database of malware definitions.


2. To optimize scanning time and produce a more sensible report for review:Close any open programs
Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan

3. Click Run at the Security prompt. The program will then begin downloading and installing and will also update the database. Please be patient as this can take several minutes.Once the update is complete, click on My Computer under the green Scan bar to the left to start the scan.
Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfect. We only require a report from it.
Do NOT be alarmed by what you see in the report. Many of the finds have likely been quarantined.
Click View scan report at the bottom.



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I have a Compaq desktop at home running Windows 7 Home Premium. My girlfriend has a user account on it that she uses from time to time. She sometimes needs to restart the computer. When she tries to do that, many times the shut down screen shows "Install updates and Restart" as the default action. Is there a way to eliminate that option for her account or at least make Restart or Shutdown, without installing updates, the default choice? She is careful about changing the option, but I am concerned she might slip up one time.

I have no desire to upgrade to Windows 10 at this time (Yes, I know the free upgrade offer is supposed to end at the end of June). On my account, I manually go through the list of new available updates and remove any that are related to preparing the computer for Windows 10 or actually downloading and installing it.
 

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Hi,
Since an automatic update on my computer, my computer will not access the internet. I have tried to resart the computer to a previous point pre-updates but now it will longer do this either. So i am a stuck. Can you help?

Thanks

Answer:Automatic updates now preventing access to internet

Quote:





Originally Posted by duncan hill


Hi,
Since an automatic update on my computer, my computer will not access the internet. I have tried to resart the computer to a previous point pre-updates but now it will longer do this either. So i am a stuck. Can you help?

Thanks




I have a similar problem. Bun not from automatic updates. I updated Adobe reader(it says "Install security update). Since then It appeared in system Tray an yellow triangle with an exclamtion mark on it. If I click on it, it disappears, but my network connection has stopped working. It connects normaly, but the computer works like it would not be connected to the Internet. I unistaled the update, but the problem reappeard after 2-3 days. Now it looks that it is all OK, but I do not know what am I suposed to do.

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I have a paid version of AVG Internet Security 2012 which commenced in August 2012. I've had paid versions in the previous two years and until the last two months have had no problems.
In the past few days when I switch on my PC (Windows XP with Mozilla Firefox browser, wired connection with BT) the automatic AVG update will not proceed, nor will a manual attempt.
Within a few minutes of switching on the following Windows warning box appears on the screen:
'The software you are installing for this hardware - Non-Plug and Plug Drivers - has not passed the Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP. Continuation of installation of this software may impair or destabilise the correct operation of of your system either immediately or in the future.'
Two options are then given: Continue anyway or Stop installation.
The updates waiting to be downloaded are all version 2238 of the the following: Alert Manager; Anti Rootkit Driver; Anti Spam Component; Scanning Engine; Set Up Component; Kernel components; E-mail Scanner; Firewall Component; User Interface Component; Identity Protection; Language Files (English); Online Shield (Settings); Resident Shield Scanner; Link Scanner HTTP Redirector; Systems Tools Component; TDI Component; Pc Analyzer; Update Component.
If I click on 'Continue anyway' the system attempts to download the updates again but aborts very quickly and the same warning notice appears. If I do nothing the warning notice remains but my AVG page sa... Read more

Answer:Windows preventing paid AVG updates download

I'd recommend putting this to AVG in the form of an email. Even copy and paste what you posted here.

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Hi Guys,

I could use some help getting rid of some malware that has been vexxing me for quite a while now. Looking back at my windows update history, I have been unable to install Vista Security Update KB979683 since 16 Apr 10 with it attempting to install everyday since then and always getting the same error 'FFFFFFFF'

I was unable to get a RootRepeal log as the program would use up all my RAM (2GB) and then just exit itself after about 20 mins.

My logs are attached. Thank You!
 

Answer:Malware preventing Vista security updates

Welcome to Major Geeks!

You ran steps in safe boot mode not normal boot mode. You should be running in normal boot mode to get proper logs unless that is not possible.

Also you skipped running step 6 of the READ & RUN ME so we cannot tell whether you have a Master Boot Record rootkit infection or it is just the disk emulation software you did not disable. To properly continue, you will have to run this step and then rerun MGtools and attach a new log; however, based on the sum of all logs, I don't think you are having malware problems.

While problems with Windows Updates can sometimes becaused by malware, it is quite frequently not malware. It could just issues with Windows itself or it could be your own protection sofware. You could try shutting down Symantec and Windows Defender and see if you can update.
 

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I was going to download Norton 2009 antivirus, but the setup said that the computer needed and upgrade. I proceeded to the windows update to check. Sure enough I needed windows service pack 2. I tried to download this but got the error 80072efd. Its not the firewall, but i also realized that I cannot download it directly from the windows update website. I am really confused and need this antivirus cause my computer is infected at this time. All help will be appreciated.

Answer:error 80072efd is preventing me fom downloading updates

hi and welcome to TSF the first thing you should do is go here
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html and get help for your infection and then see about antivirus i would not choose norton or mcafee as they can cause issues with vista

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Hi

With Windows 8.1 Update, how do I prevent all users that the notification of any updates to the apps by Microsoft Store will never be displayed?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Preventing the notification of any updates to the apps by Microsoft Store

This should cover it: Tech Blog :: Enable/Disable App Notifications In Windows 8

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For some reason, whenever windows 8.1 updates, internet explorer stops working. Every time I try to get on the internet, I just keep getting a message that 'this page cannot be displayed'. Skype still works, so the problem seems to be internet explorer itself.

I have decided to switch to google chrome to fix the problem, but I can't do so without getting on the internet.

I would like to restore the computer to a point in which it worked, and I have one restore point which I'm certain will work, but the problem is, immediately after restoring, windows automatically updates, which kind of undermines the entire purpose of the restore. I have tried changing the update settings so it will restore without updating, but as soon as the system restores, my changes are undone and windows then proceeds with the stupid updates.

I just want to get on the internet somehow to install google chrome! (and no, I can't just copy and paste from the computer I'm currently on because this one has windows 7).

Any ideas?

Thanks,
smile puppy

Answer:Windows Updates Preventing Internet Explorer from Running!

Unplug your router, then do your system restore. You then have as much time as you need to configure Windows Update not to auto check.

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and then make it so the computer never asks me to install them again?I have windows 7, and occasionally the computer asks me to install windows 7 service pack 1 or a video driver or something.  I have installed the windows 7 SP and also the video driver update.  Everytime the video driver update happens, my video becomes low resolution, so how do I prevent this update from ever appearing in the updates list again?  I havent had any problems since I downloaded the windows 7 SP, but if there ever is one, then Id like to uninstall it and prevent it from ever being installed again.  How do I do that

Answer:Hoe do I prevent the installing of particular updates

1) NEVER install drivers from Windows Update. Drivers should always be obtained from the OEM websites.2) Right-click on any update you don't want to see again and select "Hide"

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Hi,

I want to uninstall last AU Update (ver. 105) because it takes too long restarting Windows (from 46s to over 1min. 6s), but I believe Windows will at once re-install the Update.
How to prevent this?
Thank you.

Answer:How to Prevent from re-install updates

Hi, how do you prevent the AU being reinstalled?
a. If you have Win 10 Pro you can defer upgrades.
b. You can block all updates altogether
Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Opt 4,5 for Home editions.
c. You can set your internet connection to metered in Settings. This is said to block all updates, but is not an 'official' method.
All editions.
d. You can search the web:
how can I prevent the anniversary upgrade being installed
I found
How to prevent Windows 10 from installing the Anniversary Update Pureinfotech
How to delay the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on your PC and why | Windows Central

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I'm a trucker and have no regular hours. I might need the computer any time, day or night. Automatic updates are insufferable.

Sometimes I need something from the computer immediately and the automatic updates take over for a half hour at least. In all previous versions of windows it was easy to disable automatic updates.

Is there a way to disable automatic updates in Windows 10?

Answer:How can I prevent automatic updates?

Welcome to TenForums!

The easiest way to stop Windows downloading and installing updates automatically is to set your internet connection as a Metered Connection. Windows will still check for updates automatically, but won't download them until you click a 'Download' button. It's easy to set a WiFi connection as metered.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

For Ethernet there's no option in Settings, but you can set it to Metered Connection in the registry.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

As a trucker on the move, how do you connect to the internet? A 3G/4G dongle? These should be 'metered connection' by default. Apparently a few dongles seem to come with drivers that make them appear to Windows as Ethernet connections, if so the second tutorial should help.

If you move from one WiFi hotspot to the next, each one has to be individually set as 'metered' as the default for WiFi is 'not metered'. That default could be changed in the registry, same way as for Ethernet.

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Hi,

I want to uninstall last AU Update (ver. 105) because it takes too long restarting Windows (from 46s to over 1min. 6s), but I believe Windows will at once re-install the Update.
How to prevent this?
Thank you.

Answer:How to Prevent from re-install updates

Hi, how do you prevent the AU being reinstalled?
a. If you have Win 10 Pro you can defer upgrades.
b. You can block all updates altogether
Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Opt 4,5 for Home editions.
c. You can set your internet connection to metered in Settings. This is said to block all updates, but is not an 'official' method.
All editions.
d. You can search the web:
how can I prevent the anniversary upgrade being installed
I found
How to prevent Windows 10 from installing the Anniversary Update Pureinfotech
How to delay the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on your PC and why | Windows Central

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While I do know it is Microsoft's policy to automatically update Windows, I would really appreciate some control of my own PC, and I alone decide when (and if) I want to download updates.

I also happen to have a Tronsmart mini-PC which doesn't have much computing power, and it lags a lot when downloading updates. Setting the internet connection to Metered only helps for minor updates, not major updates, and it doesn't work on Ethernet connection, only Wifi.

What I did try, and which happened to work for just about over a year, was to go to Services and set BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) and Windows Update to Disabled and I also tried in the Recovery tab of these settings, to Take No Action for all failed attempts to restart the service, and set the fail count to 0 days in these settings.

But 5 days ago it happened to re-activate itself, both BITS and Windows Update, and I haven't done anything on my PC.
It just enables itself (Windows Update is set to Manual (Triggered) and BITS sets itself to Manual). And this problems persists and Windows insists on updating.

But I don't want updates!

What should I do to permanently disable Windows Update from ever downloading updates?

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!

(btw. I'm using Home edition, so I am aware I cannot use Group Policy to change the update settings either).

Answer:How to prevent downloading updates?

Home edition is designed for non technical users so does not, by design, include update delivery controls. You can achieve some control by setting the network you use for internet access to Metered, and your active hours to the maximum allowed (and switch off outside of these hours).

You have much more control over updates in the pro and enterprise editions but even these do not have a way to permanently block updates, normally you can block a non critical (feature) update for around 12 months and critical for around 30 days (to allow testing in system critical installations)

You could upgrade to Pro but even this would not allow full blocking of updates

the only way to fully block updates is to never connect to the internet but even this may have problems eventually depending on if the end of life data for the OS is built in or set by updates

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Hi, my computer somehow picked up some nasty little programs that caused a lot of problems. This is my first time posting on a tech help forum so I hope I followed the rules correctly. If I've done anything wrong or you need some information I didn't supply, please let me know and I'll try to correct it ASAP.

Thanks in advance for your help :]
Okay, here's an outline of my problem:

Initially the desktop of my computer was changed into a screen that read "Warning! Spyware has been detected on your computer!" in Blue and Yellow text.

I downloaded and ran a few different antispyware programs:
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
Dr. Web Cure It!
and Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware

Each of these programs detected some things and I had them remove them.

The desktop issue is no longer present now, however two issues that I know of remain.

I use Mozilla Firefox 3 and it works normal, same homepage and everything, except when I do a search in google, I can not follow the links. If I click on a link it'll divert me to some other things.
At first the links (under properties) all lead to some weird website that started with an "a" sorry I don't remember what it was...

Now all the links are to a go.google.com/? followed by a ridiculously long string of characters.

Some of the redirects try to get me to download some pseudo antivirus program antivirus 2009? I think it was called.

Other issues I have is I can't access any help sit... Read more

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This topic is tied to the following post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/304226/unable-to-update-mbam-spybots-d-or-avg/I have malware on my machine that prevents me from updating any of my security apps (MBAM, SpybotS&D, AVG). If I do scans with them in both regular and safe mode I receive no results.Steps i've already taken with the help of a moderator includes: - running fixexe.reg - running TFC - running rkill - running SuperAntiSpyware - re-running MBAM (to no avail)Now I have run Defogger, DDS, and GMER and will post the results per the guidelines and attach the appropriate files:DDS.txtDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Duong at 20:43:34.07 on Mon 03/22/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_05Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1270 [GMT -8:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) coloro:#E567177FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* coloro:#E567176FW: NVIDIA Firewall *disabled* coloro:#E567175============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\Juniper Networks\Common Files\dsNcService.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\... Read more

Answer:Malware preventing security apps updates (i.e. MBAM, Spybot, AVG)

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

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Hello all!Firstly, thank you so much for running such a magnificent site with such detailed and easily understandable instructions. I direct everyone I know to this site once they become infected--you offer such useful tools and great suggestions. Anyway, onto my problem. I'm working on a friend's laptop that was infected with System Check. (Boo!) The computer is unable to connect to my wireless, nor his wireless at home and the Windows diagnostic tool is of no help in that area. So everything I'm downloading to run on his computer, (rkill, gmer.zip, etc.) is being downloaded on my computer and transferred via flashdrive. Everything is being run on this computer while it's in Safe Mode with Networking. After going through the steps per the removal guide for System Check, I discovered that the infection was a lot tougher to remove than previously thought. It has kept MalwareBytes from being able to update, and I had to initially rename both TDSSKiller and MalwareBytes installer with single word names so that the malware wouldn't stop the process from running. When trying to run MalwareBytes after going through the guide with Rkill and TDSSKiller (which found no infection,) I receive an error from MalwareBytes that states: Program_Error_updating(11004,0,No address found)I am unsure if this is related to the rootkit, or if the rootkit is preventing the update due to the wireless connectivity issue. So I suppose my questions are thus:1.) Is the rootkit... Read more

Answer:TDSS infection preventing updates to MalwareBytes/Internet connection

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me Agent ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you have and re-download the tool. The reason I ask you to do this is because these tools are updated f... Read more

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I have seen many posts asking for help after automatic updates; freezing, etc.
This article (that I took from Karlsnooks of Seven Forums) will prevent that problem. The problem is caused by the conflict with many reboots from the many updates that come every month.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart - Windows 7 Forums

This will work equally well with Vista.

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Hi

In Windows 10 build 10130, how do I prevent the automatic downloading of its updates?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Prevent the automatic downloading of its updates

You don't http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pros-co...es-windows-10/
Edit: unless you turn off your internet connection.

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From the Windows Update:
Error(s) found:
Code 80070490
(This is the one that prevents SP2 from installing)

Code 80070643

The updates that fail to install are:
Cumulative Security Update for ActivX Killbits for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB978262)

Update to .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 x64 (KB963707)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Failed updates prevent SP2 Installation

You receive error code 0x80070643 or error code 0x643 when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates

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I've just installed Firefox on a Windows XP computer, and made it the default browser.A short time ago I got notification of some Windows updates - Malicious Software Removal Tool and Internet Exporer 7 (the computer still has IE 6 on it).A little while after I OK'd the download/installation of these updates, I received a report saying that they couldn't be installed - no further explanation.So - using Firefox - I went to the Windows Update site, which told me that I couldn't use the site because I wasn't using IE 5 or above.This set me thinking. If you don't use Internet Explorer as your default browser, does this mean you will never successfully download and install Windows updates?

Answer:Does Firefox prevent Windows updates?

No. Makes no difference. You just cant browse the MS website properly with anything but IE

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Hi, I am trying to keep all unwanted activity down to a minimum when on a metred connection. How can I ensure that no Xbox updates take place while on a metered connection? I have already made changes to ensure windows updates only take place when I want them to happen using the group policy editor. Is this enough? Will these measures stop xbox updates and store updates was well?

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Hi, I am trying to keep all unwanted activity down to a minimum when on a metred connection. How can I ensure that no Xbox updates take place while on a metered connection? I have already made changes to ensure windows updates only take place when I want them to happen using the group policy editor. Is this enough? Will these measures stop xbox updates and store updates was well?

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This article is at How to Geek. 
 
http://www.howtogeek.com/224471/how-to-prevent-windows-10-from-automatically-downloading-updates/

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Each day i try to go on the internet but I have to use a restore point prior to January 24, 2011 in order for my computer to go online. If I allow the newer Microsoft updates, my computer tells me that I have a connection problem and cannot connect. I am connected with a Netgear ethernet switch. Has anyone else had this?
 

Answer:Windows 7 updates prevent internet access

Maybe you also need to update your network adapter driver?
 

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I am infected by a Trojan/Virus that prevents me from updating my antivirus software as well as redirects any clicked links from a Google search. I've run Ad-Aware and it removed a trojan but apparently did not completely fix the problem. I have run online scans (Kaspersky and Panda) but the scan either didn't finish or my computer rebooted when the infections were trying to be removed. I've installed MalwareBytes but it will not execute. I've pasted the dds.txt log below and attached the attach.txt and hijackthis.txt logs.

I appreciate any help that can be given.

Thanks,
Brian

DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by brian at 20:38:36.45 on Wed 05/13/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3069.1563 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG 7.5.557 *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {41564737-3200-1071-989B-0000E87B4FB1}
SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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Answer:Infected with an unknown trojan preventing updates to antivirus and causing google redirects

Just bumping this up. I'm still interested in getting some help if anyone is available.

I appreciate your time. Thanks.
Brian

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Security updates installed on Nov 10th, 2015 have caused my Windows 7 64bit OS from being able to get passed account selection screen to login screen.  I noticed there were several remote login/access updates sent out recently and would like to know
whether or not any of these could have caused the problem.  My system is also unable to do do a system restore due to whatever it was that caused this.  I can do a complete system restore, but this would reset and erase everything.  Any suggestions
would be great before I get upset enough to file a class-action.

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The recent Panda AV catastrophe got me thinking. Why aren’t safeguards in place to prevent bad definition updates from flagging and deleting core system files?
In the case of Panda, I read of some companies that had 1,400 systems which were broken by the bad update.
So how can we fix / prevent this from happening?
Some AV companies might be doing what I’m about to suggest below. If some are, it would be nice to have a list of the ones doing this and ones that are not.
1st
Some critical system files in Windows are signed by Microsoft. If 1 bit is changed, the certificate is invalidated. AV companies should be checking the status of the system file(s) certificate (if it has one) before it carelessly deleting it.
2nd
Create hashes of all of the Windows system files. This would be done not on the users system but either on the AV Company’s server or maybe Microsoft could host a server to the public that has API’s anyone can use.
It would work like this:
The database would include hashes of every version of every file which has ever been included in or added to Windows by Microsoft.
Scenario:
A bad definition file gets pushed out to a user’s machine. The AV gets the signal from the bad update saying “delete these infected Windows system files!!!” … the AV responds by saying “Umm. Ok, but these are critical windows system files, hold on one second while I hash the files in question and compare them to the hash database. I want t... Read more

Answer:An idea to prevent AV Companies from bricking systems with bad def updates.

Panda Antivirus has had a lot of problems in their day. Remember when they detected their own files? Your comments are true, and there have been times where bad definitions have bricked computers. But unless they are flashing the BIOS (Which the AV company would have to be nuts to do), you can always restore the critical system files using System Restore or a System Image. When I had Avast I caught a virus that infected several critical system files, but Avast warned me that they were as such and asked me what to do, the preferred option was heal. I would hope that the AV would attempt to remove the infection from the file itself or at least make a backup so its not just deleting things willy-nilly.

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I'm running Win 10 Pro 64bit AE and I manually install nVidia graphic driver updates as soon as they are available as I am an avid gamer. However, since February, every time I try to run nVidia's driver install program, it has abended. I end up having to go into safe mode, run Display Driver Uninstaller and then go back to normal load to install the new driver. nVidia says that during a normal install (not safe mode) the nVidia files get corrupted. Well, this is a pain doing it this way since I never had an issue before.

Perusing the Windows update files I noticed that Windows keeps trying to install a nVidia driver from December 2016. No wonder I'm having problems. This is the issue that must be corrupting the nVidia files.

Anyway, how can I specify to Windows Update to NEVER try to install graphic driver updates? I've look everywhere but can't seem to find anything.

Thanks.

Answer:How to prevent Windows installing video driver updates automatically?

Couple ideas here depending on which version of W10 you are running. I have Ultimate and used the Group Policy Editor method successfully: Take Back Control Over Driver Updates in Windows 10

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What is the procedure to prevent Win 10 Pro from automatically downloading & installing updates.  I have changed settings to defer updates which does not prevent the updating from occurring.  This PC which runs our worship service projection
system gets interrupted when these updates happen at the most inopportune times.  There has to be a solution (short of going back to Win 7)!

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I have been noticing lately a lot of people keep asking the same question on how to prevent the Windows 10 upgrade so here is a list of updates that need to be hidden in order to prevent the Windows 10 Upgrade or prevent updates that enable Telemetry, some of them are system preparation for the upgrade so you may not find them all in your updates list until a pre-requistie update was installed before.

If doing a clean installation of Windows 7 or 8, you need to scan the list of updates carefully everytime updates appear to ensure none of them re-appears as Micro$h4ft has been showing some of them again even if you hide them.

If you have already installed Windows and did a few updates, then head over to Control Panel > Programs and Features > View Installed Updates then go from the top to the bottom through the list to ensure none of them is installed, if you do find one installed, then uninstall it, reboot, then check for updates and once it appears right click on it and hide it.

These Windows 10 upgrade activation updates are like a virus really, only thing is, it's a legit virus

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First of all, for Windows 7 users, let's install the Disable IE 10 and IE 11 toolkit in order for them to not showup in Windows Updates because if one installs them, he would get KB2670838 installed automatically as they come bundled with them which will break the AERO functionality on many systems and/or display blur... Read more

Answer:Windows7/8 - Updates To Hide To Prevent Windows 10 Upgrade / Disable Telemetry

People can simplify it by using he GWX Control Panel
 

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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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Every time there is a windows update, my computer turns itself on and installs the update on its own. It's really annoying when I leave my home for a few days and come back to find the computer on at the log-in screen. How can I make it so the computer doesn't automatically turn itself on and install the updates?

Answer:Windows updates - Computer boots up on it's own and installs updates, how can I stop it doing updates on it's own?

In your PC settings, try setting Windows update to anything except "Automatic". However, with this setting change, you would need to regularly check for updates to ensure that your PC is up-to-date with regards to security.
You may create a Windows Central account to provide us with more information: what OS version are you referring to?

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A previous question about how to uninstal Windows Steady State goes unanswered.  I presume Microsoft people monitor these posts, but they do not know how to uninstall Windows Steady State to enable the Windows 10 1511,10586 updates
to be installed.   It looks like I am stuck in a bog unable to move forward with Windows 10, so intend to roll back to my previous version and then consider my OS options.   
Is anyone aware of any major problems likely to be encountered by me taking this course?

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When opening Windows update I am greeted with the message that Windows 10 is ready to be installed and a reboot is required. I do not wish to isntall Windows 10 but do wish to install updates for Windows 7. On reboot Windows 10 does not install but the message remains. Please advise as to how I can remove the Windows 10 message and update Windows 7. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 ready to install preventing Windows 7 updates.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might try to power down just hold down the power button on your computer till your machine turns off
Then unplug it from the power source and or remove the battery if using a laptop.
Hold down the power button again for at least 60 seconds to drain any power out of the system..

Then start in safe mode with networking at startup
Safe Mode

There are some windows updates you need to uninstall and kill some gwx services and processes
Which might be easiest to install never 10 or gwx control panel to do that
GRC | Never10 Technical Details

Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads

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(Original Message)Alright, here's the deal. About a month ago, my little brother's friend was on my computer I guess looking at porn while I was gone. So when I got home my computer was swarmed with pop up ads.So I had mass viruses, including things such as Surf Sidekick 3. So after like...two weeks of trying to get rid of the viruses. I finally got rid of a majority of the viruses, including ssk3. But some files couldnt be erased with several different virus/adware removal programs, so they ask if they can run on start up.SO, semi-recently, theres been a login screen when i turn on my computer that asks for a password , but you can just click OK to go on through with it. But because of this login screen, the virus removal program doesnt run on start up. So I tried going to remove the login screen, but it says i cant because of a recent program-something-or-another was installed. The file name it gave me was "dsginaloader.dll"Okay...so my first though was... =X it was some kind of porn virus. So ...we FINALLY deleted it (which probably was bad), and now i cant log on in normal mode OR safe mode with networking.When the login screen is SUPPOSED to come up, it says the dsginaloader is gone and tells me to restart. so now the only way i can get on my computer is by going to normal safe mode (without networking).So I tried looking for ginaloader...and apparently GINA is a part of the system? Now i dont know what to do.Can someone please help?Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.... Read more

Answer:Dsginaloader.dll Preventing Computer Log-on

Hello HokutenDelita and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. After reviewing your log I see a few items that we should take care of. Please print these directions and then proceed with the following steps in order.Step #1Download CCleaner and install it but do not run it yet.Step #2Start in Safe Mode Using the F8 method:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the boot menu appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode menu item.Press the Enter key.Step #3Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blankR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blankR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blankR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = +R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missingF2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,jltxaxi.exeO3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469F-83B8-BD2AE6D9FA2E} - (no file)O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-83B8-BD2AE6D9FA2E} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ovu4b8b5] RUNDLL32.EXE w4f6682e.dll,n 0034b8b2000000034f6682eO4 -... Read more

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Yesterday i had just got my Comcast Cable Internet up and my Linksys WRG54G router up and running yesterday and what i have noticed is that my computer can't be put into sleep mode. It just simply turns of the screen and then turns back on? Any ideas why?? help appreciated.
By the way, Ive had to adjust my network controller because my computer could not be put to sleep. Also i have my 360 hooked up to the router as well.
 

Answer:Is my router preventing my computer to be put to sleep?

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When it gets to the "Windows is starting up" Screen it crashed. Blue screens with
PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
STOP: 0x0000004E
 
I've attempted running Startup Repair option
It brings me to a screen "Windows is loading files..." With the loading bar at the bottom
Then it blue screens.
 
I've also attempted to start up windows 7 through the Installation CD. I set the DVD drive as priority through the bios.
When it comes up, I press a key, as prompted. Then it begins to load files.
"Windows is loading files...."
It does this twice. The first time the loading bar goes by pretty quickly, second time takes about 20-30 seconds.
 
Then it goes right to the "Windows is Starting up" Screen
Then crashes to a blue screen.
 
Same error code.
 
As a note, I also attempted Safe mode:
Blue screens
And I've also loaded the Advanced Boot options:
"Last Known Good Configuarion (Advanced)" Tried that one.
Brought me to the "Windows is Starting up" screen.
Then blue screened.
 
Help would be appreciated.
I have many files on this computer which are not backed up (The fool I am!)
And also many digital art files (My own work) Which have no other copies.

Answer:PFN_LIST_CORRUPT Preventing computer from bootup

Hi
 
Have you installed any driver/software recently or added any hardware component ?.  Do you have Windows installation disc or System Repair Disc in hand ?.

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Last night I noticed quite abruptly that many of my apps had stopped working and the computer in general was acting very slow. I restarted the computer, but after the inital Toshiba opening screen the computer went blank with a little spinning circle. After maybe a minute or two AVG Watchdog tries to initialize, fails, and appears to freeze the computer. Several times now I have attempted to boot into safe mode by pressing F8 and shift/F8 repeatedly as soon as I turn on the computer, but so far I keep getting the same result I outlined above.
I just made an account here to ask for help, and will admit that I know the basics but am not very skilled with this type of thing. If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello, not to sure of the reason for the error but having read some previous posts it seems like the right forum to post. Yesterday evening after turning on my computer I got a "DEP userinit login app" message on my computer, blank screen but for message and background image. I managed to get my browser up, searched the web for the message, and came to this site. Read some more and came to the sticky on malware removal help. I've downloaded all programs listed, my java is upto date, and I'm running AVG Free with an upto date database by 1 day.However I have no desktop, location of saved files, and cannot bypass this by using the task managers run feature. Both task manager and explorer (win start button + E) come up as DEP Errors. So in short I cannot install or run anything other than the browser.Went to bed grumpy, woke up this morning, issue is still there, (faint hope this was a bad dream).Any help will be appreciated.(edit #1)Managed to get desktop, installed and ran software in order EvilFantasy suggested. Log files are attached.[attachment deleted by admin]

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Hi, as the title says, I have two windows installed and one is screwing me over. Awhile back my old primary hdd had my windows on it. It was getting suuuuper slow and I knew its time was coming. I made the upgrade to an ssd and installed windows on it. When I did that I had the option from booting from two windows. It didn't really bother me and I just used the ssd boot. Finally as I had suspected, my old hdd failed. I still had it in my computer and one day I just couldn't access it from the My Computer window. I didn't really think about it, but when I turned my computer off and got back on, my computer would tell me to install a proper boot drive and restart. This was preventing me from getting anywhere and I on a whim decided to unplug and plug back in the old hdd. I restarted and it loaded normally. The weird thing was that I couldn't access the hdd even though it started up. If I have the hdd unplugged the computer gives me the same message. I even set my 1st boot option to my working ssd. If the computer doesn't recognize the old hdd than it won't work. I have no idea how to fix this other that unplugging and plugging back in the hdd, but that tricks not even working. Random info I dont have any windows cds or a CD drive. I have access to another laptop and thumb drives

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Last night I noticed quite abruptly that many of my apps had stopped working and the computer in general was acting very slow. I restarted the computer, but after the inital Toshiba opening screen the computer went blank with a little spinning circle. After maybe a minute or two AVG Watchdog tries to initialize, fails, and appears to freeze the computer. Several times now I have attempted to boot into safe mode by pressing F8 and shift/F8 repeatedly as soon as I turn on the computer, but so far I keep getting the same result I outlined above.
I just made an account here to ask for help, and will admit that I know the basics but am not very skilled with this type of thing. If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:AVG watchdog preventing computer from booting up

AVG and Windows 10 Anniversary Update don't get on well together, apparently. See this (lengthy) thread which includes this solution from Ubyte...






uByte replied on October 7, 2016

After much research I think I have found the answer to everyone's problem and how to fix it. This issue is something with the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update and AVG (I have had the same problem with AVG Cloudcare and AVG Free). The best way to go is remove AVG and use something else.

Booting to Safe Mode
You will have to get your computer to boot to the preboot menu for Windows 10. To do this I had to physically turn the computer off 3 times when it showed the windows 10 logo. The third time it should say something like "Preparing to Run Automatic Repair"...



http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...0abfcd1?page=3

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Looking for some advice here, going to keep it nice and simple.
I am trying to fix a friends Windows 8.1 install, she updated it 3 weeks ago and ever since it has failed to boot.

It loads the Windows Start Up Recovery screen or goes in a loop of trying to diagnose the issue and then boot up, is fails to do it.
We have tried using all the options in the recovery screen they are not working as it will not accept any of the passwords that she was likely to have used on the computer.I have also tried to bot it into Safe Mode and use the advance options to see if it
give us any idea to what the problem is.
Is there anyway this can be fixed?

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Virus attacked my computer(slowed everything down and unknown .exe started running in Windows task manager). I rebooted(mistake I know) and upon trying everything, XP won't load, it goes to a black screen before the Windows XP loading bar. All the Safe modes doesn't work, it freezes when trying to load some files. Last known configuration gets me to the loading bar but goes into blue screen fatal system error before getting to the log-in screen. I installed a fresh copy of XP which now works fine thus I now have 2 OS' which I can choose from. I ran ESET and Malwarebytes and have removed a number of trojans and infections. My original XP still doesn't work though. I'm very eager to get my old files back from 'my documents' from my old XP which I can't access now in my new OS.

Answer:Virus preventing my computer to load XP

First of the safe-mode option for "last known good configuration" is only useful when you install a driver and it makes the boot fail. To make sure you get all those viruses off I suggest using the Sophos command line interface you can download it here http://www.sophos.com/support/disin... Its a free tool just follow the instructions and you'll be all cleaned up. Also, if this isn't the first time I suggest looking up Sardu rescue disk http://www.sarducd.it/ just follow the instructions if you have any problems shoot me a message ill be glad to help ya.-----------------------Visit my blog for tech reviews, updates, tutorials and more http://www.techreally.blogspot.com

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Hi, as the title says, I have two windows installed and one is screwing me over.
Awhile back my old primary hdd had my windows on it. It was getting suuuuper slow and I knew its time was coming. I made the upgrade to an ssd and installed windows on it. When I did that I had the option from booting from two windows. It didn't really bother me and I just used the ssd boot. Finally as I had suspected, my old hdd failed. I still had it in my computer and one day I just couldn't access it from the My Computer window. I didn't really think about it, but when I turned my computer off and got back on, my computer would tell me to install a proper boot drive and restart. This was preventing me from getting anywhere and I on a whim decided to unplug and plug back in the old hdd. I restarted and it loaded normally. The weird thing was that I couldn't access the hdd even though it started up. If I have the hdd unplugged the computer gives me the same message. I even set my 1st boot option to my working ssd. If the computer doesn't recognize the old hdd than it won't work. I have no idea how to fix this other that unplugging and plugging back in the hdd, but that tricks not even working.
Random info I dont have any windows cds or a CD drive. I have access to another laptop and thumb drives

Answer:2 windows and 1 is preventing me from starting my computer

The BCD was probably on your HDD and not the SSD. Try doing a Startup Repair. It may take up to 3 times for a complete startup repair. You can download the iso file of Windows 7 that matches your version here. Use Rufus to create the bootable USB flash drive. When starting Rufus opt out of any update check.
 
Edit: This would be done with the HDD disconnected. If connecting the HDD drive after startup repair causes a problem there is a way to solve that.

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Dear Microsoft Community
Is there any way to prevent Windows 7 to Download Windows Updates over a metered connection (like SIM Card, etc)?
In Windows 10 its easy, i can just set a specific Adapter as Metered Connection, but what is the solution in Windows 7?
Kind regards,
Eiven

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I have been noticing lately a lot of people keep asking the same question on how to prevent the Windows 10 upgrade so here is a list of updates that need to be hidden in order to prevent the Windows 10 Upgrade or prevent updates that enable Telemetry, some of them are system preparation for the upgrade so you may not find them all in your updates list until a pre-requistie update was installed before.

If doing a clean installation of Windows 7 or 8, you need to scan the list of updates carefully everytime updates appear to ensure none of them re-appears as Micro$h4ft has been showing some of them again even if you hide them.
If you have already installed Windows and did a few updates, then head over to Control Panel > Programs and Features > View Installed Updates then go from the top to the bottom through the list to ensure none of them is installed, if you do find one installed, then uninstall it, reboot, then check for updates and once it appears right click on it and hide it.

These Windows 10 upgrade activation updates are like a virus really, only thing is, it's a legit virus

KB2505438 (Although it claims to fix performance issues, it often breaks fonts)
KB2670838 (The EVIL Update, breaks AERO on Windows 7 and makes some fonts on websites fuzzy, Windows 7 specific update only, do not install IE10 or 11 otherwise it will be bundled with them, IE9 is the max version you should install)
KB2952664 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB2976978 ... Read more

Answer:Windows Updates to hide to prevent Windows 10 Upgrade / Disable Telemetry

Yes, I've kept a list of those updates for Win 10 and Telemetry and don't have them on my PC because I did hide them all multiple times (Win 10) and yet some came back over and over. Therefore I don't trust Microsoft anymore and don't have the automatic updates set anymore for at least 6 months.

Just checked them again against your list and all is fine here.
 

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Hey there,

I was wondering if there is a way to prevent someone from putting their computer on a network with a static ip that is already on the network so it does not cause a conflict.

I'll try to do the short version of what happeend (ip numbers wont be accurate =P)

Idiot comes to my work and has his laptop with him set to a static ip of 192.168.0.1 and connects it to our network and our file server which is also the dhcp and dns is set to that ip address. So when he connected it it basically brought down our whole network....sigh...I'm not sure if this is poor set-up from the person(s) who installed our network or if this is just one of those unavoidable, punch the idiot in the face scenarios. hopefully this made sense =P

The only solution I can personally see is to make the internal network a different pool from the server pool on a less likely ip so at least if this happens it only brings down a few computers instead of the whole damn thing. Or am I completely out to lunch? =P

Cheers!
 

Answer:Preventing a computer with Static Ip from joining network.

Using a subnet that is not one of the most common used by home routers should make this kind of occurrence less likely.

Probably the "idiot" had ICS enabled on a different connection and was not even aware that resulted in a static IP of 192.168.0.1 on the connection used for the work network. Because of ICS probably the worst two subnets that a company or public hotspot can use are 192.168.0.x and 192.168.137.x.
 

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A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer.error Code ox80090019.After trying to fix another problem on windows xp home edition i now get this and it wont boot up.Davidw

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Pretty sure this is a very long long shot, but it never hurts to ask, right?

The computer with problems belongs to my sister which she bought at an estate sale. It is running Windows XP. She has none of the discs that would have come with the computer. She used the computer without issue for about two weeks before this problem popped up.

When I turn on the computer, it appears to be loading properly and even gets to the Windows desktop screen complete with start bar, icons and background picture.

Two windows pop up, one immediately after the other, each saying "Checking drive" with a set up numbers and information that flashes by too quickly to read or capture so I cannot tell you any details about those.

When those two windows finish and disappear, there is a third window already on the screen . A RUNDLL error window.

"Error loading c:\windows\system32\nrmoiyvn.dll
The specified module could not be found."

At that point, the mouse can still be moved around the screen, until you try to close the window or click the okay button then the computer freezes.

You cannot click anything, ctrl/alt/del does not work, does not bring up the task manager to allow you to cancel any processes or programs.

I first did a search for the nrmoiyvn dll which returned zero results. I've searched for this file at several DLL sites with no luck.

So I decided to try to boot in safe mode.

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Answer:RunDLL load error preventing computer use

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Hi there, I have an audio driver that is preventing my pc from going to sleep.

When I run powercfg /requests it gives the following:

DISPLAY:
None.
SYSTEM:
[DRIVER] VIA HD Audio (HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1106&DEV_0397&SUBSYS_1043836C&REV_1000\4&4ac9a6c&0&0001)
An audio stream is currently in use

I have tried powercfg /requestsoverride driver "VIA HD Audio" system, but it still shows when powercfg /requests is run.

What else can I do to make sure this driver is disabled from preventing the computer from sleeping?

Thank you

Answer:Audio driver preventing computer from sleeping

Something must be keeping the audio alive. Do you have Hey Cortana on and in listening mode?

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Howdy everyone,
I own a HP DC7800 Computer, currently running W 8.1 OS.
Occasionally there are blackouts (Power loss) in my area.
(Caused by Possums would you believe !)
The Computer restarts automatically after power is restored and a black screen appears with a Megabyte counter on it which stops around 8000.
Is there anything that can be done to prevent the Computer from coming on automatically ?.
I think there's an adjustment in 'Bios', but don't know how to find this is on the machine.
I want to restart the Computer manually, after power loss.
Because it's rather dusty where I live, a sheet is draped over the Computer when not in use.
If power loss occurred at night and was restored while I'm sleeping, the machine would overheat because of the sheet.
Goodbye Computer !.
Please be as detailed as possible with your answer.
 

Answer:Preventing Computer start-up after power loss

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Is idle.

I know I've done this before lolz.

Thanks.

Answer:Preventing Windows from disabling Aero when computer...

I haven't changed any default settings, and my aero never changes. Have you changed any power settings?

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Hi there, I have an audio driver that is preventing my pc from going to sleep.

When I run powercfg /requests it gives the following:

DISPLAY:
None.
SYSTEM:
[DRIVER] VIA HD Audio (HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1106&DEV_0397&SUBSYS_1043836C&REV_1000\4&4ac9a6c&0&0001)
An audio stream is currently in use

I have tried powercfg /requestsoverride driver "VIA HD Audio" system, but it still shows when powercfg /requests is run.

What else can I do to make sure this driver is disabled from preventing the computer from sleeping?

Thank you

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What can I do?
Would it be enough to reformat the hard disc using the original XP installation disc?
Help please.

Answer:Computer inflicted by virus preventing start-up

Depends what it is! Any clues? You could try starting in safe mode with networking ( tap F8 on boot) and download and run rkill and then malwarebytes.
If all else fails, a reformat will get rid of it.

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I downloaded Windows Defender Offline to take care of a Trojan virus. That's done, but now my computer won't boot back up. WD just keeps loading files and will run the scan and then loop back and do it again. Help!!!! My computer runs Windows Vista.
 

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Often I find several programs that had mysteriously become installed on my computer. Then when I uninstall them one by one, each one of them again become installed on my computer a few days later. The main culprits are Live PC Help, Reg Clean Free, ReImage, Registry Helper, Smiley Toolbar, Do-Search, PriceFountain etc. Is there any explanation for this and how can I prevent the unwanted programs getting installed by themselves on my computer?
I ran Malwarebytes and, to my horror, a Threat Scan identified 297 objects and placed them in quarantine. I subsequently removed them all from my computer but a week later the very same unwanted programs became installed on my computer once again. Very frustrating indeed but has anyone a lasting solution? All responses would be appreciated.

Answer:Preventing unwanted programs getting installed on computer

You will have installed them with free software you have downloaded.
Always do a custom install of free software and UNtick/DeSelect the extra programs.
To get clean from them follow the uninstall guides (all free - no cost involved) on Malwaretips click here

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Hello - Windows 8 /Google Chrome
When i turn on computer my 'desk top' first shows. I then have to click on a Browser of choice to get onto the internet.
So how do i keep anyone who boots up my computer from even getting to see my 'desk-top' let alone get to my browser. ? Hope this isn't a confusing question
Also: how does ''setting a password'' differ from 'locking' the computer ... during a relocation move when a professional mover is packing & taking the PC is a 'password' as 'secure' compared to 'locking' the computer? ( i know that is another procedure that had my head spinning when i looked at the mechanics involved - as you can tell i'm not a 'comfortable' computer user- LOL) \\
PS: ONCE i set up the password so Windows won't load, how do i ''cancel' the password requirement once i'm in new home ? - i prefer under normal circumstances 'not' to use a password. No one else uses my PC - it's in my home
Many thanks in advance - edythe

Answer:how to prevent use of computer by others

Set up a log-in password, so anyone who turns your PC on would need to enter the correct password before he would be able to see anything

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Hello.

I am having a problem in logging on my computer (it's operating system is Windows XP Professional SP3).
A couple of days ago, my computer was running slow/freezing so I forced the computer to turn off by pressing its power button (just after installing a new add-on for my newly-installed firefox). But when I turned back on the computer, I received a Blue Screen of Death.

So, next time I turned it on, I pressed F8 and stopped the computer from rebooting. The following message appeared on the screen:

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Session Manager Initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000026c (0x00000000 0x00000000)
The system has been shut down.

So, after a bit of work, I found another hard drive (running XP Home Edition) and set it as master and the problematic one as slave. However, I cannot keep my computer like this, as the hard drive with home edition is badly-partitioned with little space and is lacking many important programs that my other hard drive has.

I do not have the original operating system CDs, and I've been searching the internet all day for a solution. (I cannot download any large files like Knoppex Linux to solve this problem since I have dial-up.) Could someone please help me solve this problem?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Fatal System Error preventing computer startup and no CDs to fix it

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Hello,
My computer is infected with malware. After a while of having my computer turned on eventually a message comes up that says "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience" with the option of sending an error report to Microsoft. After this window comes up, the computer becomes very slow, and the internet connection eventually disconnects, with no chance of regaining internet unless the computer is restarted. Also, the sound on my computer goes mute and sound can only be regained if restarted. Also, at first my computer couldn't restart, it would simply freeze at the gray screen or blue "logging off screen" and I would have to force turn off my laptop by holding the power button down for a few seconds. Here is my HijackThis log file:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:51:32 AM, on 10/5/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Answer:Malware preventing internet access, crashing computer

Hello and Welcome to the forums!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger:Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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I had been experiencing blue screens for months before I posted on this site to hopefully receive some assistance. After taking the actions suggested by a member of the BSOD forums, I eliminated a lot of possible causes for the BSODs but one in specific has given me some trouble. Win64/Alureon.gen!A was discovered by Windows Security Essentials and I attempted to download Windows Defender Offline to get rid of it but after successfully downloading and implementing the program my computer has been unable to start up and recieves an error regardless of if I do System Restore or Startup Repair. Assistance with this issue would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

For more information check out this thread: BSOD for the past several months, Error 0x0000001E

Answer:Win64/Alureon.gen!A*Virus preventing computer startup

kyle7282,

Do you have an installation CD/DVD for Windows 7?

If not, or, when you start the computer, tap the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears.
Do you have access to the Repair your computer menu item?

Also, do you have a USB pen drive?

We need to run a tool from outside of Windows, but, need to know the above.

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print spooler preventing computer from entering Standby

I have a friend who has a Dell Inspiron 8600 running XP.

She gets the above message. She also just installed a HP Officejet 4215 All-in-One

Any ideas?
 

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I have 3 computers on my network. The main computer is protected by mcafee. The other computers can not access the public folder on this computer. I know that the problem is the mcafee firewall because when i switch the firewall off the other computers have full access to this folder. This problem started with a mcafee upgrade. I want to keep the mcafee firewall, any Ideas how to fix this?
 

Answer:Mcafee firewall preventing access to computer on network

are you subscribing to mcafee - if not then i would replace the security suite

you should be able to setup your IP network range within the Mcafee settings so it allows your local traffic

so have a look at your Default gateway - use ipconfig /all to show that
and then set the range between 1 and 255
so if the default gateway is 192.168.1.1
then set the ip range to
192.168.1.1. to 192.168.1.255
 

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I am using a B50 for continous recording because of the space and power consumption reasons. I followed various instruxtions to turn off the sleep and hibernation. However in spite of doing everything possible, it goes into sleep/hybernation after about 48 hours and I have to go to the computer to restart it. The following are the current settings:                                                                                Turn off display                                                 Never                                   NeverPut computer to sleep                                    Nev... Read more

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All of my settings are on never sleep, but when the computer is inactive for more than one day, it goes to sleep and the only way I can start it is to manually turn off the computer and then manually turn it on.

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Now that I finally have a powerful computer (Dell M6700 Workstation), I'd like to avoid, if possible, it getting slower with age. Both the primary drive and secondary data drive are Samsung SSDs. I have a 3.20 gigahertz Intel Core i7-3940XM for a processor and a IDT High Definition Audio CODEC for an audio card. I have 16GB of memory. I'm using Windows 7 Professional and am very happy with this PC's performance. I have many programs - but normally use only a small fraction of them at any given time. The rest are there for when I want them. I use Revo Uninstaller Pro to uninstall programs so there is no left over crap in the Registry. Of course, I realize that I can't prevent everything from accumulating in the Registry. I clean out my temp files and browser history at least once a week. I use AVG for an anti-virus program and Windows build-in firewall. I also use several programs to frequently root out malware. I have three external backup drives on which I put zipped backups (incremental) and daily Images of both the primary drive and the data drive. Neither drive is anywhere near full - nor will they ever be. I run chkdsk regularly and defrag also (although I've heard that it does no good to defrag an SSD). I can't think of anything else to say except that I don't want this computer to get slow with age and, if someone out there can make some suggestions that I haven't thought about, please let me know. Also, I'd like to avoid ever having to perform a clean i... Read more

Answer:How do I prevent my computer getting slower with age?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko


I'd like to avoid, if possible, it getting slower with age...............I use Revo Uninstaller Pro to uninstall programs so there is no left over crap in the Registry..........I clean out my temp files and browser history at least once a week. I use AVG for an anti-virus program and Windows build-in firewall. I also use several programs to frequently root out malware..........I run chkdsk regularly and defrag also (although I've heard that it does no good to defrag an SSD)............if someone out there can make some suggestions that I haven't thought about, please let me know. Also, I'd like to avoid ever having to perform a clean install since I have so many programs installed. Windows 10 is coming out and I'm also looking for advice as to whether or not I want to install it over my current Windows 7 installation.


Sounds like you've got it pretty well under control and have good habits.

I would not expect registry crap to affect speed unless you have VERY extraordinary circumstances.

No, don't defrag SSDs.

Keep an eye on your non-Microsoft services as seen in the services tab of msconfig.exe. They have a way of growing. Also keep the startup programs checked on the startup tab of msconfig.exe to a minimum.

I haven't done a clean install since I built this PC in early 2011. It's as fast as ever. The only issue I note is that reboot time has crept up by 10 seconds or so, despite my effort... Read more

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Hi
We often have electricity blackouts here where I live. Every time they turn the electricity off like that, my computer turns itself off as well (obviously).
But after the power is restored, my computer automatically turns itself back on. This is what I want to prevent! (i.e. it turns itself off - it stays turned off) I've heard you can disable it somehow, but I have no idea where to look :|
 

Answer:Prevent my computer from turning itself on

This is a BIOS setting.
 

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Is there any way to disable the computer from booting itself up?

I've been having an issue where the computer will reboot itself about a minute or so after I attempt to shut down, it doesn't happen every night but rather a couple of times a week. Perhaps there is a way to deny it from booting on a schedule like 10 PM to 7 AM or deny any Scheduled tasks from starting itself to perform them (I've checked and changed any scheduled tasks to just perform at start up)

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Hi Guys,

There's a very annoying program called dfg shutdown installed on my computer that shuuting down my computer at certain time.

I can't uninstall that program.

Is there a way to prevent my computer from shutting down?

Thanks.
 

Answer:How to prevent computer from shut down?

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I have a Dell desktop computer running XP that keeps going to low power mode but I set the power mode to be "always on".
What can I do to prevent the computer from going to sleep/standby/hibernation?

Answer:Prevent Xp Computer From Going To Sleep

Hello, NCJason.Does the power options window look exactly like this?Billy3

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My old one first got infected with browser hijaker then when I googled how to fix it I got that infamous Enigma Software piece and thing went down hill from there...
 
How do I prevent this next time...?

Answer:So I got a new computer and now I want to prevent what happened to my old one?

I suggest reading this for simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe on the internet.

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Operating System:
Windows XP Professional (32-bit)
OS Version 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
System:
Celeron 2.40 GHz
448 MB RAM

Issue Description:

I am having a problem logging onto my Windows XP system. I am getting the error "A problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error code: 0X80070002". I have found from several sources that I needed to regsvr32 files in order to make it work. The sources are the following: http://www.anetforums.com/posts.aspx?ThreadIndex=27591 **AND** http://digitalpbk.blogspot.com/2008/04/0x80070002-problem-is-preventing.html

The instructions to fix the problem were as follows:

regsvr32 licwmi.dll
regsvr32 regwizc.dll
regsvr32 licdll.dll
regsvr32 jscript.dll
regsvr32 vbscript.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll

Initially shdocvw.dll and slbcsp.dll failed with the errors: Loadlibrary("xxxxxx.dll") failed - the specified module could not be found. I enabled the cryptogaphic services and this allowed me to register the shdocvw.dll , but not the slbcsp.dll . I went to another system with the same windows xp installation and copied slbcsp.dll over and then registered it and the registration succeeded.
The problem persists.
I followed the note of Cookiegal in one like thread and ran ... Read more

Answer:problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer.

Please consider in my resolution actions that I have checked for the files:

Windows\System32\secupd.dat
Windows\System32\oembios.dat
Windows\System32\oembios.bin

oembios.dat was missing so replaced it with the oembios.dat from another system with the same operating system and service packs to eliminate that problem.

I would appreciate anyone who could help me with this problem.
 

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Hi


We have a problem with vista opearting system..

while resuming our computer from sleep mode we get a message as IDE channel is preventing the computer to enter hibernation mode.

So we uninstalled the IDE channel from device manager and restarted the system then tried to resume the computer from sleep mode.

Now we get a msg as ATA device is preventing the computer to enter hibernation mode.

Any idea how to fix it????

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I have an issue and cannot find an alternative. Using Active Directory Group Policy Management.
Prevent access to drives from My Computer Restrict C drive only

In Windows XP this policy works as expected.

In Windows 7 this policy hides everything in the Users' profile "My Documents" and even when I changed it to c:\profiles.

Odd thing is, if you save a document to the "Desktop", you can see the saved documents.

If would like to find the alternative of this policy for Windows 7?

Answer:GPO Prevent access to drives from My Computer

Hello,

See if you can follow this instruction. I've also attached an image, this is from Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise GPO.

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i have mentioned this problem in another of my topics, but since there was no actual response to it, i decided to start a new topic

I have computer with 1TB hard drive, and since that wasnt enough for me, I bought external disk. however, since i use it mostly as a primary drive, its plugged in the computer all the time.
now, the problem is that it when plugged in, booting process takes veeeeeeery long time. how can i prevent it to start it up during the computer start up, and to run when the windows is started?

Answer:how to prevent computer to load devices?

Unplug it, boot, then plug it again

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