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Worst program/application you've ever used

Question: Worst program/application you've ever used

What is the worst legit program/application you've ever used in Windows? Exclude mention of antivirus and anti malware because there's already a popular thread about it on MT.

To moderators, please move this thread if I've posted it in the wrong place.

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Preferred Solution: Worst program/application you've ever used

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Worst program/application you've ever used

Backup software, it made me loose all backups, twice. First one "only" corrupted all files.

But the worst was the one from Google. I removed online files and upon sync, it removed local files. I had to redo everything.

I have sworn never to use any automatic backup software ever again, manual backups for me, only copy/paste locally or online.

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I downloaded this really crap program called FileVault v2.7
I want 2 delete it but a microsoft notepad thing comes up and i hav 2 do something on that 2 delete it!!!!!
Any help on how 2 delete it would b much appreciated as i havent got the 1st clue about programing
 

Answer:Worst Program Eva!!!!!!!!!!!

From the website itself:

"Ninety percent of the emails I get are people wanting to delete my program. So to alleviate the emailing, I posted the instructions here so I could just direct people to it's address."

http://www.brendan.curvedspaces.com/uninstall.htm
 

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since when does operation bait detail of illegal acts, their was nothing illegal I was doing to retaliate??? You are always the first to shutdown an issue/topic like its the end of the world!!!! I mean come on.. ILLEGAL ACTS... nothing in that thread said I was doing anything illegal... LOL

Answer:Animal! The Worst Of Worst Mods/admins...

what is next animal... you going to threaten me about use of forum... block me or what... just so in 10 minutes ill be logged into another screen name with 2k posts??????? overreacting I think you are... IMO

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How do i run SRVMGR.EXE on a Windows 7 box to manage Windows XP and Windows 2003 server.
This tool runs on Windows XP but not on Windows 7.

Answer:Application popup: SRVMGR.EXE - System Error : The program can't start because NETUI0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Hi,
To run Server Manager on Windows 7 you need to download and install the Remote Server Management toolkit from MS.

Info link:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759202.aspx

Download link:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=7887

Hope this helps.Spencer
TechNet Community Support

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I purchased HP AU113TX notebook 3 months back. And since then I am getting BSOD error and till date I have opened 3 case id of which my last case id is opened for more than one month(CaseId: 3036636047) Why customer should suffer because of issues in your laptop. Being a loyal customer of HP, would say I will never ever trust HP again.

Answer:Worst company worst support.

@AliMujtaba

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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I don't know the difference between an Application and a Program. Thought the Geektionary would help, but didn't find anything there.

I have 2 Dell Windows XP computers.

If I want to copy something such as Microsoft Money from one pc and install it on the other, what exactly do I need to copy? The application or the program?

And where do I find what I need to copy? :confused

Any help in this area is so appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Application vs. Program

Well basically an Application is an executable file such as Notepad.exe whereas a program can contain more than one application along with numerous other files such as DLL files.

Since the days when Windows had a registry it is far more difficult just to copy a program as it often has numerous entries in the registry which will point to locations of files within the program - this is why prgrams these days are generally installed. Only if the program contains a small number of files or is a self contained executable (such as Notepad which is both a program and an application rolleyes) can a program be copied.

Hope that's all clear. :confusedrolleyes
 

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Hello can anyone please tell is there any back up software that can back up a particular application for me? For example, if there is any update for a software and i want to back up the software before updating it, is there any way to do so? I know i can back up the whole computer using Norton Ghost but what if i just want to back up a particular software?

Answer:Backup program for a particular application

Not generally doable. When programs are installed, they make changes in the registry of the computer and in various parts of the Windows operating system. Simply finding a program that will copy over the files, will not copy the registry changes or any other changes..it simply copies files. That is why people who try this run into problems. To date I know of no program that copies applications into a useful format to save. There are migration programs and imaging software etc, but nothing for single applications to my knowledge.

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I'm trying to execute an application (simulator) using a system call from my program. Once the application (simulator) starts, I want my program to perform certain tasks on the GUI of the simulator: fill in certain fields, start the simulation, collect the results, and close the application. In essence, I need to emulate the keyboard stokes on the GUI of the simulator using my C program. I must interface to the GUI since I only have the executable available to me. Can any one recommend a way to perform this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:How to interface an application's GUI with a C program

Ive never done it, but I'd recommend looking into sockets, you can send data between a host program and server program and such.
 

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Trying to use a map making program for a video game. Worked fine for the past week, for whatever reason it suddenly won't show up in applications anymore.

I can load it and it seems to load fine (if I load another version and connect to the game server it gives me an error saying, "Client already connected").

When I look into Task Manager it is listed under processes, but not applications.

Please help.
TY!

Answer:Program in processes but not application.

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I can load it and it seems to load fine




Go to Task Manager, end the process. Scroll through the list and make sure there are no other process started associated with the program.
Start the program, it should start and run now.

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i have recently noticed a problem when i download and install new programs. for example i downloaded and installed ashampoo burning studio and everything worked fine but when i restared the pc and tried to open it i got a message which read "the item has been changed or moved etc.. do you wish to delete this shortcut"

i thought that might just be a problem with the shortcut which suddenly displayed a generic icon but even the .exe file in the folder had the same issue.

this has happened every time i install this program and others as well which i have tested.

help would be greatly appreciated. thank you!

Answer:help! with program application problem

Does the program still work as intended?

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Can any body help i have downloaded 2 files and each time i try to open them i get the message saying this is not a win 32 application.I have tried windows98se and xphome can any body advise how i can open these files or are they now rubbish downloads.

Answer:This program is nort a win 32 application

They may have become corruped during download; is there an alternative download site?

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i need a good program (with out payin 4 it plz) that can deleted application and its ext... when i hit ctrl alt delete i see it in use and when i end it process.. it pops back up... and i cant delete it...

the `application that i cant delete nor get rid of is nbjdb and wrrybq. those are application.. thank you.. plz any thing would help...
 

Answer:need an program that can delete application and its ext.

Hi

You most likely have malware on your PC judging by those file names, so running the below and attaching the logs requesed will be a start, then if the files are still their further removal instructions will be posted to aid you in removing any malware files including those two mentioned.


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

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

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

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





When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED y... Read more

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Anyone using this HOT rated download, and will it have a direct or indirect benefit regarding popup or popunder ads? The screen shot looks pretty impressive. I'm already employing CCleaner for the drive.
 

Answer:CleanCache application/program

This is more of a question for the Software Forum.

Using this or CCleaner is not necesarily going to stop popups? It is not a popup stopper? It's a drive cleaner which will remove some items that could possibly be related to some problems you are having.
 

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Welps I'm starting school Monday and I need a good calender program to use on my laptop that's easy to learn and simple to use...Any ideas? Thanks in advance

Answer:Calender Program/application

You can find a couple of suggestions or members made here, in the second post, under the Office Applications heading:Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial AppsRainlendar & Sunbird

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Here's a strange problem.

I have AAA Map 'n' Go 7.0, running with WinMe.

When I exit the program, instead of getting the message that I used to get (I believe it was, "Save Changes to startup.mn7?"), I get the following message: "_______ startup.mn7?"

How do I reset the "_______" to "Save Changes to..."?

I have already uninstalled and re-installed the program, and that didn't solve the problem.
 

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I have a flash application running within a secure site. The program uses resources such as video clips and powerpoint presentations. Video clips work OK, but when I ask it to open a .ppt, a popup window appears briefly and then disappears again.
Popup blocker is disabled, and I don't have google or yahoo toolbars.
It's running in a trusted site with all the settings set to minimum security.
there is nothing wrong with the ppt - it runs perfectly on my pc, and from within my secure site.
And (perhaps crucially) it all works perfectly in Firefox!

This all leads me to conclude that there is a setting in IE7 that is wrong, but I can't for the life of me figure out what.

Can anybody help?
The ppt is one of the Resources within the SCORM-compliant "OCR PE AS level Teaching Support" from Heinemann. This is running as a course within the Fronter VLE. (Just on the off-chance that there is someone with specific knowledge of this!)

Thanks in advance.

Sue

Answer:running a program within a flash application within IE7

Welcome to TSF

What type of anti-virus & security programs are installed? I know Norton Security has some type of popup blocker in their settings.

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Every web site I try to navigate through freezes within 10-20 seconds and shows an end program message. Sometimes I even get this message when I try to shut down. I cannot even write this from my own computer as the web site blocks! Event Viewer shows long lists of Application Hang errors, none for Internet Explorer. I?m using IE 7, Windows XP Professional,2002, Service pack 2.

Answer:application hang end program error

Ok first im gunna need to check how much RAM you have left avaliable do this by:
1. Go to Start and click Run
2. Type "dxdiag" and click OK
3. Click the Save ALL Information
4. On this forum you'll need to upload the file as a attachment. The file will probably be saved to your desktop and will be named "DxDiag.txt".

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I am relatively "new" to programming. I always have wondering how to develop a Windows client application and made it a stand alone program that install at the client computer with the "double click" (autoexec?) feature by following Windows standard installation instructions at screen. Can somebody please tell me how is that done and list some basic book references that shows me how to do that?

If I create an application with Access 2000, can I convert it to a standalone application that install and behave as explained above?

Thank you very much. It will sincerelly be appreciated.
 

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Is it possible in Windows 7 (either via a windows feature or an add-on program) to password protect individual programs or software so that when you try to run the software you first need to provide a password? Please note this is not the same as UAC in Windows 7. I want to be able to lock down certain programs so that when a user tries to run the program (say Internet Explorer or Microsoft Access) they will be prompted for a password. This would be very handy in a shared user scenario. Is this possible via the group policy editor?Thanks!

Answer:Password protect an application or program

This is not supported by Windows but third party applications may provide this feature. Windows security doesn't work that way.Windows security is based on the users account and the groups it is a member of. This is in the files and folder security properties. Don't change anything here unless you know what you are doing.Note that if the user is using an admin account he can evade any and all restrictions you might impose.

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When logged in to a domain-based workstation under an admin account, if you install a program will this install under all the user accounts? If I recall correctly, I had an application that was installed on one user in the past, but not the others.

Also, what is the best way to install an application for one specific user and not the others?

Whenever installing an application/ program in the past, I always logged on to an admin account and subsequently installed the application. I am just curious if there are other options and if so, how to do it.

Answer:Program/ Application installation question

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Hello Everyone,

I've finally had enough. I am sick and tired of using windows control panel to uninstall programs. Why? Because 1/2 the time I use the add/remove programs thing it doesnt uninstall the program completly. It will leave folders, files, registry entries, hidden crap, and who knows what else still on my computer from the program I wanted to uninstall. Then I have to go back and try to delete them manually, then pray that a registry cleaner will find the rest (which usually doesnt happen).

I'm looking for something that will completely remove EVERYTHING when I uninstall a program. I dont care if it costs money or if its free, as long as it works.

Thank you if you can help.

EDIT: on a side note. Also looking for an easy to use free macro program. Somthing that I can use to press a key stoke, have a few minute delay, and repeat the key stroke. Then loop that untill I press stop.
 

Answer:Need the BEST program removal application in the world!

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when I try to open Mozilla fire fox the below said message pops up and only when I click OK the mozilla window opens. what is the problem here ?'"The application or DLL C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\MSVCR71.dill is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette."

Answer:the application or DLL C:\Program Files\Java\

Go to Control Panel, double click on Java. Click on Update & click on > Update now.If you still having problems, uninstall Firefox completely ( including the Profile ) & reinstall again.http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstall...

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Somehow an application program has arrived on my pc (running XP), with an icon on my desktop. I have deleted the icon but cannot delete the program, I get a msg saying 'access denied'. I can change the name and move it around folders, except to a cd writer! As far as I can tell I have full authorisation. I have run AVG 6 as well as the Pit Stop full test, no problems showed up. Can anyone suggest anything?

Answer:Unable to delete an application program

You are the adminstrator?Try restarting the PC in safe mode, keep tapping the F8 key when the computer is starting and choose safe mode from the menu.

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When logged in to a domain-based workstation under an admin account, if you install a program will this install under all the user accounts? If I recall correctly, I had an application that was installed on one user in the past, but not the others.

Also, what is the best way to install an application for one specific user and not the others?

Whenever installing an application/ program in the past, I always logged on to an admin account and subsequently installed the application. I am just curious if there are other options and if so, how to do it.

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My family computer is a desktop PC running Windows Vista with McAfee. I make sure to run all updates ASAP. My updates are current through yesterday. When I tried to update my computer this morning, the updates failed with an unknown error. "Error(s) found: code 80070103 Windows Update encountered an unknown error"

This morning, I turned on the computer to find that McAfee has been disabled, Windows Defender has been disabled, and that I cannot turn them back on. Additionally, I cannot run any programs. Invariably, I get the response "program.exe is not a valid Win32 application" regardless of whether I run the program from the C drive or a USB.

Neither Internet Explorer nor Firefox are working; I can only access the internet by opening windows explorer and typing an address into the address bar in that window.

I have tried running McAfee in safe mode, but get the same message. I tried the "repair computer" function when I boot the computer, but it insists that I have another drive attached (though I have unplugged the camera, flash drvie, external hard drive)... There is nothing attached (except for the keyboard and mouse). I have tried restoring my computer to a previous restore point only to be told by the computer that there are no restore points.

I started Googling and thought that it may be the Bagle virus because of the "is not a valid Win32 application" but found none of the files listed on the Removing Bagle Infections page... Read more

Answer:Program.exe is not a valid Win32 application

Hello, Psychedea

Step 1:
Let's see if one of these online scanners can remove enough for you to then run our tools.

Using BitDefender Online Scan

TrendMicro HouseCall

Step 2:
Make sure that you transfer the tools to the instructed directories given in the R & R Me FIRST
Both SAS & MBAM should be saved to C:\Downloads.. then installed to C:\Program Files
Once installed, open each application and update their definitions databases before running a "Quick scan".

Step 3:
Then re-name MGTools.exe to MGTools.com and see if it will run.

Step 4:
Attach these logs to your reply -
bdscan.txt
TM Housecall results
MGLogs.zip
SASlog.txt
mbamlog.txt

Make sure you tell me if you had any problems running this procedure and give a description of how things are working now!

dr.m
 

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Hello all. I have myself a rather vexing issue going on with my operating system (XP x64 Edition SP2) that has me baffled, especially since it has survived an almost foolproof barrage of fixes.

Basically, I noticed very recently that one of my programs that requires an internet connection (P2P Program) is unable to connect to the internet, despite having worked fine for almost 2 years now. I blew it off at first, and when I went back again to try it I had the same problem. I ended up downloading another, similar program, and had that problem again. I noticed after this, that some of my games (and other applications) that require an internet connection to update and the like, also are now unable to connect to the internet to perform their functions. Even one of my malware scanners, which requires that it is up to date before being able to run, could not update itself (I manually updated it).

Not sure if this is relevant, but my clock was reset by itself to July 1st 2005, and after I manually reset it, it didn't change itself back (yet).

So in a nutshell, I did some research and found one other guy with a similar problem to my own, which he identified as a worm in his WINDOWS registry. He didn't specify how he removed it.

I've since run my anti-virus software (BitDefender), CCleaner, Ad-aware, Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D, HijackThis, and SUPERAntiSpyware and I've had no luck. Malwarebytes discovered some potentially false positives ignored by Ad-aware and m... Read more

Answer:Program/Application Connection Issues

Your real system clock...is in the BIOS, not onscreen. What you see onscreen merely copies from the real clock.System time issues normally indicate a failing CMOS battery, which needs to be replaced. Cost of the typical CR2032 batery is less than $5 in the U.S., available anywhere selling watch/electronics/other batteries.CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp Louis

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Hey guys, I realize that I am not the only person that has encountered this problem, as my research has shown. I tried to ready some similar posts and problems on this forum and others, but I seem to get stuck at certain steps. Here is my situation. Im on a Dell latitude d630 running windows vista. I fell asleep watching Dexter online and when I woke up there was a new looking Anti-Virus program on my task bar that i do not remember installing. The program showed hundreds of infections and was prompting me to delete only if i bought their antivirus. After realizing I could not delete these infections i tried to close the program and open my Malwarebytes Anti Malware and also Synamatec Antivirus. Both programs failed to open, and an error message bubbled off of the "Antivirus" icon. As soon as this happened I tried harder to download new antivirus and to get this off my comp. But no matter what I download, I am unable to install/open. I cannot open task manager, and recently new virus alerts have been popping up. One says i have an infiltration alert about trojans and password stealing attacks, and when I press stay unprotected www.*censored*.com pops up. I tried to fix this going off what you said to others, but I would appreciate a little one on one help to walk me through this, as each case may be different entirely. Thanks a lot!

Answer:Application could not be executed, program is infected. Please Help

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

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My Gmail notifier program has disappeared from the startup list. I can re-download it and add it to the startup list - but is there an easy way to add an existing program to the startup group?

Answer:[SOLVED] Add (application) program to startup

Should just be able find the executable file and drag it to the startup folder

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hi there. i need to fill application form via internet.they send me this form on my email. i tried to open it on Window 8 but it changed the text and basically my application for look like big mess. i need type my details and i m not able to do it either in right places... Help please :(

Answer:which program i should use to fill an application form?

how to fill in a pdf application formhttp://is.gd/On6OrRhttp://www.ghacks.net/2011/03/10/ho...http://www.ehow.com/how_5122749_fil...http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/...

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I'm troubleshooting a Windows XP (SP2) eMachine (with a fresh OS install on a new hard drive - no original eMachine software remains on the system) and I've never encountered such a persistent problem: certain applications (Fruit Loops, Adobe Acrobat Reader, among others) run fine after installation, but after a reboot they will not run. Their shortcuts, as well as the actual program executables, lose their original icons and are mysteriously changed to the generic window icon (the one Windows will use for a file type is doesn't recognize.) When I try to run these programs, using the desktop shortcut OR the actual executable, I get the error dialog box: "This program is not a valid Win32 application." This happens to several applications, while others (Pro Tools, Acid) remain unaffected and can be executed w/o any problem.
*Note: this computer is not connected to the Internet, so it is unlikely that this is some type of virus.

What could be causing this? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:program not a valid Win32 application

Some how your files are getting corrupted and with out being there to see what is going on I don't know how to help you Sorry
 

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how do i stop notepad from appearing at bootup

Answer:bootup program application control

Hi and welcome,
Click start, run, type msconfig, go to startup, un-check notepad, reboot pc. When you boot back there will be a box telling you you made changes and how to un-do them, just check do not show again.

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Hey guys, I get this error after I close any program ie. Interent Explorer, Winamp, Messenger, Soulseek etc.

I have run adware scans, and nothing. Help would be appreciated. Its annoying hitting OK everytime I close a program...

Answer:Application Error after I close any program?

Well I get the exact same error for IE, Msn, Winamp, everything. The number just changes around a bit. I know for sure this is some kind of virus/adware, but havent been able to find a tool that fixes it.

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Attempt to uninstall (pre-installed) MS Picture It! Publisher 2001 over most of a day have failed. Removal from registry made no difference. Disk is required for removal. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks in advance

Answer:Clean uninstall of program(application)

I take it you've already tried uninstalling it using add/remove programs. Try deleting all of the data files (C:\Program Files\Whatever it would be it) and then using add/remove programs.

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I am a novice at VB programming. I just wanted to know if after you created a program in VB, if there is someway to allow it to run as an application on its own?That is, allowing it to run on a computer that does not have VB or Access on it. (Access was used for the database backend)
 

Answer:Can a VB program run as an application program

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My operating system is winxp sp2, i have a strange problem: after some application are opened , i can not start any more application until i close one of application which alredy was in the memory.
my RAM is 1GB and my CPU is P4 3.06GHZ and i don't think low memoy was cause of the problem because if i also close the notepad or one explorer tab, my program is executexd.
i also have AVG antivirus and Zone alarm on my computer.
please help me..
 

Answer:program does not strat untile i close some other application

Try disabling ZoneAlarm and then see the results.
 

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Hi,

I would really like a program that would allow me to fill out an application/document right in the PDF file, without printing it out first and then scanning it back onto the computer.

Is there anyway to do this?
 

Answer:Program to allow you fill out an application/doc in PDF format without printing it?

https://www.fillanypdf.com/

That is the first thing that came to mind.
 

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I have a split Access 2013 "application program?. This application program has a Front-end part that exists on each terminal within the network. The back-end part (the data) lives on the File server with Windows Server 2012. The front-end and back-ends are connected to each other with cat6 cable. This works great. What I now want to do is be able to walk outside to the end of my property with a portable computer and still be able to use this front end application program but without a wire. Assuming I have a wireless connection to the file server with good signal strength how do I link up the portables front end to the back end?
 

Answer:Wireless Access 2013 application program

closing duplicate, original is at https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wireless-access-2013.1179342/#post-9302271. Please do not create duplicate posts for the same issue.

thanks,

v
 

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Hello one and all,
I have a Gateway laptop with Win XP and have a problem with 2 things, and they are probably related. The first is when I go to shut down the amazing taskeng process is still running... always... how do i get rid of it? And I do not have another .exe file anywhere, I checked.
Also, when I try to open another application from my desktop icons or from my start up menu, it thinks and thinks and never opens. I can still work on the internet or anything that I may have open already. And the task manager does not list that those programs are running or trying to open.

I have PC tools Spyware Doctor also.

I don't know what to do... PLEASE help.
Thanks
 

Answer:Can't open another program or application and Taskeng process

Have you tried the solution described in http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/716055-solved-multiple-taskeng-exe-processes.html?
 

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Trying to install an old program on a different computer with the same operation system. Windows 7 32 Bit Professional, program works fine on old computer, on new computer I am getting a 'Application Error. Abnormal Program Termination' box. Tried installing
in compatibility mode and with internet turned off, still same message, anyone any thoughts please.

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Anyone know of a program that will capture every keystroke you do and send it to a specific application you want?
Lets say I am typing in an application and then the program captures my keystrokes and sends it to another application? Please does anyone know of anything that does this? And link please?
 

Answer:Program that captures keystrokes and sends to another application?

I'm not sure this site's Terms of Service allow help to be provided for such programs. There's no way to know why you want such information, and some uses could be illegal.
 

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I have a Y700-34ISH Desktop (ideacentre) - Type 90DF00B2MW, and the "Driver and Installation Application" program is installed. When I clicked on the driver menu it showed a bunch of items, which I went ahead and installed. It asked me to restart the PC, but after I did the items are still showing. 1. What is happening?2. What are the benefits of this program?3. Is it ok to uninstall it if I don't want those benefits?

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Hi,WinXP Home, sp2.I've been looking in my C:\Program Files and i've come across 2 'application' icons that i've not noticed before. One is called 'Delete.exe' (size 40kb) and the other is called 'SetAttrib.exe' (size 44kb), both created 22/2/2006. One says modified 30th Nov 2004, the laptop wasn't even built then. The other says modified 21st Jan 2005. There's no information for either in the 'summary' tab. I've done a full scan with Norton, Ad-Aware SE, A-Squared and Ewido and everythings coming up clean. Has anyone any idea what these application icons could be please.Cheers Chris.

Answer:Unknown Application Icons in C:\Program Files

Try right clicking on the files and looking at their properties to see who which company) they belong to.

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Hi I have been having problems lately with System Restore, Magnify, and WordPad (the only ones i have noticed so far) that when I start them they give me an error stating they're "not valid win32 application(s)". I was able to fix my system restore by opening command and doing a 'SFC /SCANNOW' scan. I was wondering if there is anythig else I can type in command to hopefully fix the other two programs? Or are there any other solutions to this problem?
 

Answer:'program.exe' is not a valid win32 application error

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Hello all. I have myself a rather vexing issue going on with my operating system (XP x64 Edition SP2) that has me baffled, especially since it has survived an almost foolproof barrage of fixes.

Basically, I noticed very recently that one of my programs that requires an internet connection is unable to connect to the internet, despite having worked fine for almost 2 years now. I blew it off at first, and when I went back again to try it I had the same problem. I ended up downloading another, similar program, and had that problem again. I noticed after this, that some of my games (and other applications) that require an internet connection to update and the like, also are now unable to connect to the internet to perform their functions. Even one of my malware scanners, which requires that it is up to date before being able to run, could not update itself (I manually updated it).

Not sure if this is relevant, but my clock was reset by itself to July 1st 2005, and after I manually reset it, it didn't change itself back (yet).

So in a nutshell, I did some research and found one other guy with a similar problem to my own, which he identified as a worm in his WINDOWS registry. He didn't specify how he removed it.

I've since run my anti-virus software (BitDefender), CCleaner, Ad-aware, Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D, HijackThis, and am currently scanning with SUPERAntiSpyware and I've had no luck. Malwarebytes discovered some potentially false positives ignored by Ad... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Program/Application Connection Issues

BitDefender was the culprit. Unfortunately, just disabling the firewall didn't help, I had to completely uninstall it to discover the problem is now fixed.

Be wary of BitDefender's gameSafe I suppose.

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Hi all,

My vista box is getting a little slow from time. Like everything freezes on the computer, and then I have to wait a little bit and it comes back. Often this happens when firefox has been used for a while. I'm not sure if this is firefox's entire fault, so I was wondering what free program is out there that I can use to monitor what application is accessing the disk. I tried googling but just found a bunch of hard drive monitoring (temperature, fail rate, etc.) programs.

Thanks,

Z
 

Answer:application hard drive usage program

You should be able to use the resource monitor built into Windows to see what programs are writing to disk.

Third party utilities are available as well, such as ProcessMonitor and FileMonitor.
 

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Every single time I try to print something, I get a white error box that says WordPad, AOL, NotePad, Paint, (or which ever program I try - it happens with all programs ) has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Error signature:
AppName: wordpad.exe AppVer: 5.1.2600.1106 ModName: hpzntp07.dll
ModVer: 2.140.0.0 Offset: 00026403

Can someone please help me asap? I cant print anything at all because of this. I have a Dell, WinXP.
Thank you
 

Answer:Get Application error every time I try to print, regardless of which program I use

Which HP printer are you using?

If Windows XP detected and used its own drivers, you should download the up-to-date drivers. (hpzntp07.dll is a HP driver)
 

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I have a broken laptop that has everything on it. I did back up to an
external hard drive Segate using the Bounce Back Express. When I get
my laptop fixed, I would like to transfer application/programs from laptop
to desktop, both have XP Professional. I know I will need program with
this data cable, but which one. My last questions would be can I transfer
programs/files with that program from a laptop with XP Professional to
Windows 7. Buying a new laptop within 10 days.
Please Advise.
Thanks
Duvall

Answer:Can anyone recommend a Application & file transfer program?

Transfering your files back depends on the method of how you have backed them up.
If you have done it using Bounce Back Express, maybe this application has option for restoring the files?

Also if you want to transfer application files from XP to Win 7 this will not work.
You will need to reinstall all applications on Windows 7 and then transfer your other files such as video,music,pictures etc.

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Im running windows XP and i just recently got this problem.

when ever i goto open something on my desktop I get an error saying exploror is not a valid win32 application or c://program files/blah.exe is not a valid win32 application

bascilly i cannot open any programs besides the internet.


HELP ASAP!
 

Answer:program.exe is not a valid win32 application error

Have you run an up to date virus checker? I ask because the SirCam virus can modify the .exe file association in the registry.
 

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I have chosen notepad as default program for .dat file, what can I do to set it to open with "unknown application" like I never open it before?
Step by Step guide is most appreciated =) im using windows 8

Answer:How to change default program to unknown application?

Hello Yuki, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could download and merge the .reg file for the listed .dat option in the table of the tutorial below to restore it's default associations.

Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all,

I'm having a rather strange issue that I haven't been able to trace, mostly because although the error itself makes sense to me, I have no idea what it means.

I'm using Windows XP pro, 32 bit with service pack 3 on an HP 8510W notebook. Recently I noticed that every time I closed a program, or a program exited properly, I received an error that looked something like this.

notepad.exe - Application Error
The instruction at "0x00bb1f3e" referenced memory at "0x00000004". The memory could not be "read".
Click on OK to terminate the program

iexplore.exe - Application Error
The instruction at "0x03051f3e" referenced memory at "0x00000004". The memory could not be "read".
Click on OK to terminate the program

taskmgr.exe - Application Error
The instruction at "0x009c1f3e" referenced memory at "0x00000004". The memory could not be "read".
Click on OK to terminate the program
And so on, with everything from Reaper to firefox to Task Manager. I've also noticed two other things, which are:
A. this error never occurs if I manually end the task from within task manager or tskill, only when the program legitimately exits.
B. The first hex value always changes, but the second value, the memory being referenced, always stays the same.

This windows install has had some issues in the past anyway, and I'm two steps from installing windows 7 on this thing as it is. The on... Read more

Answer:Application error every time a program closes

1) Install Windows 7 if compatible. 2) Is this the same machine that was infected with malware?"THe only thing stopping me is a lack of knowledge about how to install windows while preserving documents and data from the old windows install, since I currently do not own a working external drive."If there is no external media to save the data to, this may present an issue: There may be a workaround, but this may also be forthcoming....One could (I suppose) create a partition on the HDD to house the data. Use the other partition to install Windows; then access the "backup" partition affterward.I would suggest imaging the HDD before continuing this journey. One never knows; I have seen a lot of strange things and it is allways recomended to have a quick mulligan on hand.

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Hello, this is my first time using this forum so I apologize if I do something wrong.

So normally, whenever I hover my mouse over a program located on the taskbar, I get a preview screen showing what is currently being viewed on that program. I can still get that, however, it never shows itself above the active program (last program I've clicked).

This happens with each and every program I have opened and tried. I tested the method of having the active program sitting in a place where it would only slightly conceal the preview (not maximized). Then having inactive programs (I've clicked on something else besides them last) behind the active one and the preview. Then I can see that that the preview will cover all inactive programs but the active program will still cover the preview.

I hope I've detailed what's happening well enough. I don't remember when this first started happening but I do know that it is not supposed to function like this. The preview should always be visible and on top no matter if there are active programs or not.

I also tried to get a picture of it happening, but it's kinda hard to take a picture of something that requires the active program to not hide itself (like snipping tool does).

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Hello,I am looking for a program capable of redirecting ALL current internet speed only to one application, ensuring it works possibly as good as it should.So far I only found programmes meant to limit the applications speed, which is theoreticaly the opposite of what I am looking for.I would LOVE you guys to reply to me with ANY ideas because I am trying to fix a problem that none have yet solved.If you want to read more about the problem, head here http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?topic=138954.0 and maybe you could help me to solve it, if not, staying here will be appreciated too.Thanks and best regards,

Answer:A program for maximising internet priority to only one selected application

You could use almost any firewall product to accomplish this. Even Windows Firewall should allow for this type of management. If you turned on the limitation for the entire PC and then permitted the one application for full access, wouldn't that accomplish what you are trying to do?

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We lost power to our computer one day last week and it hasn't worked properly since. Ad-aware would not open so I tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Somewhere during the installation process it freezes up and I get an error message saying it needs to close. When I try to open already installed programs I get an set up error that says error writing application data. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling those programs also with the same result. Here is my hijack this log if that helps at all:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:14:18 AM, on 1/1/1601
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Teaching Textbooks\Math 5\Ma... Read more

Answer:Error writing application data when opening a program.....

I ran combo fix and it seems to be working now.
 

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had this problem started a few weeks ago, really sick of it. whenever i open itunes/skype/any file vista asks me what application i want to launch it with. i cant even go to system restore and return it to a previous setting as i dont know what application to get on the program.

please help, i know very little about computers
 

Answer:Solved: Whenever I open a program it asks what application id like to launch with

Try this fix: EXEFIX

Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the Desktop. Right-click the .REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

Reboot the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
 

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Hi experts,
I have a serious problem with my friends computer, so bad in fact that I cannot run hijack this without getting the error hijackthis.exe is not a valid win32 application, even my search engines are hikacked so I can't search for any help or answers. Can someone help to at least get hijack this running.

Thanks
 

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Hi, my os is window vista. Recently i opened an unknown application (.cfg file type, some games files) with notepad editor to see what it is inside. I change something and save it. the file type is still cfg but now it always open with a notepad which coz my game to malfunction...so how do i remove the open with notepad and set it to a an unknown application..which my com don actually recognizes it and will prompt me to search the internet.
 

Answer:Changing open with default program to unknown application.

Press Start (the Windows icon on the bottom right), type regedit and press enter. Press Continue when the UAC thing pops up. Now navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes, find the .cfg key and delete it. This will reset it so when you open any cfg file it will ask you which program you want to open it with. You may have to restart your computer after completing the above steps.

You posted this in the wrong section by the way.
 

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I tried using Auslogics Boostspeed trial version,
It's actually pretty cool 'cause it scans and shows how many junks files, registry errors, fragmented and disk errors there is, plus status if it's critical or whatsoever.
But since it's only a trial version, I can't fix/repair all of the errors.
the last time i checked showed that my computer doesn't have disk error but have other issues that need to be fixed. So i was wondering if there's such a program or i can manually check and fix stuff like this. Thanks in advance and have a nice day people^^

Answer:Is there a program/application(free) to scan and fix disk errors?

Windows has a built in disk checker. You can access it by right clicking on your drive and choosing "properties", then "tools" then "error-checking".

You can also run it from a command prompt.

You can also download disk utilities from your drive manufacturer's web site.

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7/25/04

Hello,

I am writing this because I am seeking help with an Email related issue.

I am trying to use a program that retrieves Inbound Email attachments and resends them to a new destination… it is a dispatch program.

The Help Files associated with this program make reference to “The Attachment Folder” from “My Email Program”.

I am currently using Microsoft Outlook 2000 as my Email program although… I also have Outlook Express as an optional email program that I could use.

I would prefer to stay with Outlook 2000 though…
“if possible”.

I am enclosing an excerpt from the “Help” File associated with this program so you can see their exact reference to an “Attachment Folder from my Email Program”.

I have tried contacting The Program Manufacturers Tech. Support but as yet have not heard back from them.

I am looking for any advice or direction to be able to Locate and Identify this “Attachments Folder” in “my Email Program” that they make reference to.

If you can assist or advise me in any way I would appreciate it very much, as I am completely lost as to what to do next.

My Operating System is Windows 98SE.

Thank You
Respectfully
Mike Santos

My email address is à [email protected]
Excerpt from The Program Distributor… “as Follows”

If you want to automatically scan for information sent by email, add the attachments folder of your email software to the list of folders to scan.

The Program is “Express Delegate” and it is available... Read more

Answer:Simple Program Application Question Re; A Specific Folder ???

Outlook does not save the attachments in a "separate folder", it bundles them up with everything else in a .pst file.

Other email programs such as Eudora use an attachments folde, located wherever you want it. Looks like thats what the program is designed for?
 

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Everytime I boot up my computer since Friday, 06/20/2008, I get the following: "Program version is wrong" at startup and SVCHOST.exe application error - The instruction at 0x7730a9dd in the referenced memory at 0x8a06f7bb. The memory could not be written. The following services were not running:

Wireless Zero Configuration
Themes
Shell Hardware Detection
Task Scheduler
Workstation Service
DHCP
Windows Audio
Fast User Switching Compatibility
BVRPkrnl
Remote Access Connection Manager
Fax Service
Security Center
Telephony Services
System Restore
Windows Firewall

I tried uninstalling Spyware Doctor and F-Secure through Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs. It was unsuccessful and it will not let me uninstall. I tried uninstalling manually and I am not sure I uninstalled it all. I want to install ZoneAlarm and Avast, but I can't until I get rid if these two programs.

Here is my HijackThis log. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:08:20 AM, on 6/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
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\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Answer:Program Version is wrong at startup and SVCHOST.exe Application Error

BUMP, please.

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is there any software out there that will tell me how much upload and download bandwidth is coming from what processes on my machine, and possibly total it up over time? i'm cureious to see how much things like dropbox are affecting my monthly bandwidth caps and also wanting to make sure i don't have any apps that are sneaking stuff over my lines. (for windows btw)
thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: program to track application-specific bandwidth usage?

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Please help if you can!After my son used my computer I noticed two problems which scare me and indicate (I think) a virus problem. First: after typing a Google query, I click onto the desired link and find myself redirected to other search engines which also performed the same search I had just requested from Google.Second: I downloaded the free Ad-awareAE program onto my desktop, but when I clicked on the icon to install it, i got the message "AD-Aware.exe is not a valid Win32 application"Based on some internet searches I made, it seems these are symptoms of virus activity and I am petrified to do any online banking. I was able to download Avest Antivirus and found 4 trojan viruses on my pc. It eliminated them but the two problems still persist. Please help! Thank you, thank you, thank you!{EDIT Moved from XP to Am I Infected~~~boopme}

Answer:"program.exe is not a valid Win32 application" & google search hijack

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The... Read more

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hello,

i was downloading a update for my nero burning rom and when it finished it i rebooted and then i started get this message what did i do?
 

Answer:c program files ahead nero.exe not a valid win32 application

closing duplicate, see this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t71301/sdde3682abf88800139bdc718a2e5d35c.html
 

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Dear all,Thanks in advance .Two days before , i have downloaded the iTunes in my computer.The next day while i start my computer, the windows vista never boot up. automatically the system doing Disk checking for error many times again and again.Finally the message comes like "please uninstall your last program / application" with blue screen backround.I tried to do system recover to previous good config. in the advanced tab.but it help less.Again the system automatically checking disk for errors.I tried in all other options, like safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc.but the system doing the same thing again and again(checking for errors).finally the message comes like"please uninstall your last program / application with blue screen backround".But i have selected Safe mode with command prompt mode.it is working.but i am not sure how to get back good configuration which i was used before two days using this command prompt.please advise me.urgent.

Answer:Last installed program / application causing problem while windows boot up.

Can anyone answer my issue,Thanks a lot.

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hello,

i was downloading a update for my nero burning rom and when it finished it i rebooted and then i started get this message what did i do?
 

Answer:c program files ahead nero.exe not a valid win32 application

did the update install???

Best bet would be to uninstall nero using add remove programs and then reinstall
 

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Windows refuses to change the version application called upon with default program.

I have 2 versions of 3ds max (2010 and 2015) on my system. I need both for different utilities (some that work in 2010 do not work in 2015, and vice versa).

I tried to change the default left click open program to 3ds max 2015.

However, Windows refuses to acknowledge this and insists on using 3ds Max 2010's 3dsmax.exe instead.

I am using the correct path to the launcher in the 2015 version's folder, I made sure of this at least 15 times.

I have gone through regedit tutorials, even downloaded a utility called openwithview, and tried working with the UI interface for 'open with' for hours but to no avail. Why is windows so insistent on using 3dsmax.exe from the 2010 version even when explicitly told to use the 2015 version? What is causing it to fight so hard with me? How can I change this behavior?

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Greetings,

Is there a program out there that keeps record a database of its own on NTFS security permissions? Recently in quick bandage we had to move our fileserver files (containing all departmental folders, a globally accessible folder, and a folder accessible only to each division) to another server... entirely losing NTFS permissions in the process

It would be handy to have a program that would have kept a 'profile' of what NTFS permissions are supposed to be for any folder touched beyond defaults), and just point this program at the new location and have it go through doing the hard work and re-apply several hundred unique permissions).
 

Answer:Program that keeps own record of NTFS security permissions for mass re-application?

I'm not sure I've ever seen a program that does what you're looking for, but then again I've never looked.... I do know that you can use powershell to export permissions, set permissions and with just a few lines of script, copy them (see the get-acl and set-acl commandlets). You should be able to export the results of get-acl for later reuse or analysis if you wish too...

Aside from that, maybe more important... Next time you need to copy files and want to retain the permissions, use robocopy. (Native command in 2008 and later, previous to that you had to get it from the resource kit...) It will allow you to copy all the files and directories and keep all their permissions, timestamps, etc... The command line help is extensive, and there are a lot of options... Read the help and let me know if you have any questions...
 

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Recently i have started to face this issue on my lenovo y510p, I was using windows 8.1 then, and for the first time my computer get freezed, and the error pop up Microsoft WindowsThe application is not responding. The program may respond again if you wait.Options: END PROCESS or CANCEL' I thought there must be some issue and error will go away, but to my surprise this error start to pop up regularly after using  my laptop for 15 - 20 mins, my system get freezed, to get over this issue either i have to wait for next 5 mins until this dialog box close or i have to shut down my laptop by pressing power key.Second issue that i start to facing after this is when system restart or start, sometime i used to get this error "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME", system when restart automatically and after 5-6 try system get started. This error is not persistent it appers rarealy sometimes. When this freezing issue become regular i thought there must be some issue with windows 8.1 so from my end i did following things:i) Upgraded my laptop to windows 10, issue was still there.ii) Used lenovo one key recovery and set my laptop to initial position which was windows 8, issue was still there.iii) Again upgraded to windows 8.1 and windows 10 and issue was there in both again.iv) Finally i downloaded a windows10 IOS file from official  windows website and format all my drive and did a clean install of windows, problem still persists.Someone please help me regarding this how to s... Read more

Answer:'Microsoft Windows The application is not responding. The program may respond again if you wait.

You have scanned throughly for malware with at least two different packages. Ran diagnostic, memory and system board if Lenovo has it for download. Upgrading to a different version only makes a mess of things if there is malware.





T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bitZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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I have a Y700-34ISH Desktop (ideacentre) - Type 90DF00B2MW, and the "Driver and Installation Application" program is installed. When I clicked on the driver menu it showed a bunch of items, which I went ahead and installed. It asked me to restart the PC, but after I did the items are still showing.
 
1. What is happening?
2. What are the benefits of this program?
3. Is it ok to uninstall it if I don't want those benefits?
 
EDIT: It seems like this program "updated" several drivers to older versions. At least that happened with Geforce, and I also had to reassign my headset as the preferred output in the sound settings.
 
Confusing stuff like this doesn't make one happy after spending $1500 on a new PC.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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[FONT=&quot]HI there,

PRECEDING PROBLEMS, MAYBE USEFUL, MAYBE NOT:

For the last month I've had a bewildering laundry list of problems with my computer. Firefox 37.0.1 started using superhigh CPU to open and load pages. Then Thunderbird and Avast! began to do the same when connecting to the internet for download[FONT=&quot]s/updates[/FONT]. Then my printer ditto. When printing, I can't do anything else. (It's Brother MFC 4500+, an ancient workhorse that's never given me a day's trouble.)

Then my mouse went on the fritz; swapped out to another mouse and got the same problem---the pointer freezes and restarts intermittently, then freezes altogether. I can get it working again by unplugging the USB and plugging it in again, but the fix is temporary, maybe hours, maybe seconds. Every now and then I get a Windows message in the taskbar tray tha[FONT=&quot]t "something has happened" and [/FONT]the system can't recognize my USB device.

The problems didn't happen all at once, but rather in the sequence that I've noted. I've run different antivirus and malware and rootkit scans repeatedly, but all come up clean. FWIW, I run good computer utilities every week or so, so the system is squeaky clean that way. I've been limping along.

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]THE NEW & BIZARRE DEVELOPMENT (at least, so it seems to me):

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]I was looking in my Program Files folder when the computer generally ... Read more

Answer:XP Task Manager shows Program Files folder running as an application

Hi I'm not sure what's all going on but the program thing will show up if you have it running. Can you click on it and end the task??
 

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So I had this problem for a long time with the game "smite". The game worked fine until li changed my video card and formatted my pc. After I download smite again the game just showed this error.
How can I fix this problem?

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I dont know what it is or what to do if able to help please do so. I would really appreciate it.

Answer:The Application Or Dll C:\program Files\symantec\liveupdate\msvcr71.dll Is Not A Valid Windows Image.

That error indicates that you have some Symantec protection product (NAV, NIS, Norton 360, ad infinitum) installed on your system.If this is true, I suggest that you uninstall it (because the Live Update portion seems to be corrupted) via Add/remove Programs...then reinstall it and update it.I used to use NIS/NAV and I know that Live Update should have it's own item in Add/Remove Programs. You might be able to get away with just uninstalling that...but I don't think it installs as a separate item.Louis

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C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Addins|C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Officed10\SBCMSYNC.DLL is not a valid Office add-in

Can anyone help with this? Keeps appearing when I try to send a link or mail via OUtlook Express and I cannot do it.

Thanks vml
 

Answer:C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Addins|C:\Program Files\Microsof

Try and clear the check box by Outlook sync in tools>options>other>advanced options>addin manager
 

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I noticed after about 15 minutes from booting, in the reliability monitor for windows 7, under view all reliability problem reports, I saw a entry similar to these two.


CompatEntityAnalysis --> AE Application Inventory - Sysinternals Forums

Windows 7 Reliability History "Program Data Updater" - Windows 7


The entry seems to be gone for me now, but what is it? The PDU seems to be a part of windows (I recently updated video drivers and got windows updates, however the windows updates seem bugged and keep reinstalling the same updates)
Is this a legitimate problem report or is something going on?

Answer:Program Data Updater -"AE Application Inventory" in problem reports

Any ideas? The problem event name is "compatentityanalysis_1"

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Good day!

I am a bit irritated on the way they implemented the "start menu" / metro menu or whatever they call it.

I am used to just pressing the start button and then typing the name of the application I want and then pressing enter to launch it. Controls are the same now in windows 8 but I just feel... that its a bit sluggish because the search now leads you away from what you were working on... which is irritating me. As I do not really need a full screen change when all I want is to just search for a program and open it. Plus it is indeed sluggish than the old way... since what if you decide on cancelling out that search? -- then you need to press two buttons to get back to what you're doing.
... not to mention it breaks concentration.

What program or application can I use to just simplify this? I'd like to press a button, type the name of the application I want and then press enter to launch it without having to open that irritating metro screen.

What suggestions can you give me?

Answer:"quick search and launch a program" application

Up?

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Hi everybody
I have a application name WebFldrs XP in my Add & Remove Program list
and I want to remove it but I can't. So I need your help.
Thanks so much
 

Answer:Can not remove application in Add & Remove Program list

I found this post: http://forums.techguy.org/t228465&highlight=WebFldrs+XP.html
 

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Ok working on my fiance's sisters computer, this time its the other sister. She had some serious issues going on with multiple variants of vundo a couple rootkits, browser hijacker and some droppers. Its really quit messy. I couldnt hardly boot up the machine, but I have it cleaned up as much as i can now. It took forever to be able even load up the microsoft update page. let alone get the computer to update spybot s and d. So with that I have already done considerable work and I can post some of the earlier logs if needed. But here are the most current logs.
-Currently I keep getting an adaware watch warning that it is blocking "crt5.tmp (3680) from loading" it is triggering as a win32 downloaderinjector.

-None of the spyware programs seem to adequately clear the memory of these problems I been having with each reboot the keep reloading. But at least I could finally update adaware, windows xp, spybot s and d, mabm, and superantispyware. previously they would be blocked or hijacked if in a browser.

-most current logs follow
 

Answer:Help! Worst I've seen

-other current logs
 

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Question: Worst ISP

Post your reason for nominating the worst ISP

I don't know why I have such a huge chip on my should about AOL but anytime I try and help an AOL user - I just become extremely frustrated and disgusted.

I know not everyone knows a lot about PC's and I am far from knowing anything in the IT field but AOL users seem to have this nieveness (sp) about them

AOL (ISP) just brain washes their customers and basically handicaps them from doing basic functions that common users should be able to perform

(i.e Clearing Cache, Clearing Cookies, Typing in the URL field, Know where the URL box is, using Outlook, etc etc etc)

AOL to me is just a crap service and it frustrates me that so many people are just signing up for this crap just because they sent you some junk mail CD.

I have seen numerous polls that point AOL as the worst ISP to date yet so many people still use them. People get mad when I tell them I will not email an AOL account. They just don't get it.
 

Answer:Worst ISP

i am using earthlink right now and am not to thrilled.

First, My modem got toasted and it took them over two months and 4 phone calls for them to send me a new one.

second think is kinda strange, i have had their dsl for awhile and now they tell me it is no longer avalible in my area lol

anyway, just hasn't been a great experience IMO
 

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Question: Best of the worst?

I'm wondering you guys, if you had to pick one of the store-bought pc computers, what would you all pick and why?

I know custom computers are better, but for average computer users who only upgrade things like RAM and Video Cards...which are the best out of a bad lot?

Excluding Dell please. I mean ones you can walk into a Best Buy, and take home.

Answer:Best of the worst?

HP-decent
Compaq-probably the best deal
Sony- OVERPRICED (I have one...decent machine, too much useless software comes pre-loaded)
IBM- good quality, bad price

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Hello all, trying to disinfect my girlfriend's computer, I've installed Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Kaspersky Auto Virus. With msconfig and the task manager I see a bunch of processes that I have no idea what they are, and some of them have no result on google, which is making this all that much harder to fix. I'm pretty sure there are multiple trojans and even if I delete them (assuming I can see them,) they come back. If I uncheck things in the startup menu, they recheck. Every time I open up Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, the site immediately changes to a random advertisement page. Also, when the internet is connected, the laptop recieves random popups at random times to more advertisement pages. Certain trojans that are detected will delete, but come right back, and even if the program says it will delete on startup, it fails, and it's still there with another virus check. I cannot do online virus checks due to IE and Mozilla not working.

I already found surfsidekick and fixed it using this site, I dont know what the rest of the trojans even are. I believe surfsidekick is all gone, I could be wrong. Some of the processes that I have seen are:

explorer.exe (Not bad)
rundll32.exe (Not sure if this is bad)
afhcp.exe (This appears 3 times at once)
jvpxpt.exe (Sometimes appears 2 times at once)
bdcyv.exe

pdpxgcr.dll was found by Kaspersky Auto Virus, as was some of the above processes.

If anybody can help with this I will be eternally grateful.

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Answer:Trying To Fix The Worst Pc Ever, Please Help

Hello,Please don't start with fixing items yourself, because this is confusing and I see you already fixed some entries.... so the log won't show it anymore what we have to manually delete.I also see that you have Kaspersky and Norton installed. This is a very bad combination and can actually crash your system. So I recommend you get rid of Norton or Kaspersky.It is important you don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order!!Go to your controlpanel > software > add/remove programs and look if NewDotNet, New.Net, New.Net Applications or New.Net Domains is present and choose to uninstall.If not present, Download and use this uninstaller.* Please make sure your anti-virus and anti-spy ware programs don't hinder the complete removal of the new.net software. In case they interfere, temporary disable them.Reboot afterwards! Important!!!* Download Brute Force Uninstaller.Unzip it to a folder of it?s own (c:\BFU).Read here how to unzip/extract properly:http://metallica.geekstogo.com/xpcompressedexplanation.htmlStart the Brute Force Uninstaller by doubleclicking BFU.exeNext to the 'scriptfile to execute'-window you'll see a little icon as shown in next picture: When you click that icon, a little window will open that says: 'Please enter the full URL to the sript you want to execute'In the field, copy and paste next URL:http://metallica.geekstogo.com/alcanshorty.bfuClick Ok. Then click execute in Brute Force Uninstaller.Extra note:If no... Read more

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Question: getting worst

i did system recovery few days ago, i guess it was caused by IE 7, now the system back to work, but there's more and more problems, the screen freeze when i browes to other page, i can't download files by using IE, it shows "I E was not able to open this internet sit. the request site is ether unavailable or cannot br found". i had use AVG, MALWAREBYTS, SUPERANTISPYWARE, and LAVA's adware, none of them found anything.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:20:09 PM, on 10/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
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Question: Worst I have seen

This is my first post. I have spyware that is not allowing me to update the spyware protection I have or get to sites that might have spyware removal tools. I can only get into the computer by using safemode with networking. Superantispyware can't even be downloaded from a cd I have with a bunch of spyware tools. Of course it also blocks system restore as well.

Thanks for any help you can give

Tom

Answer:Worst I have seen

I would definitely start with an Online Scan or two (after it might allow you to update your protection) after that i would recommend help from the HijackThis teamOnline Scan 1:http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscannerOnline Scan 2:http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/

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which anti virus/computer protection do you think is the best
which do you think is the worst
i think kaspesky is the best and AVG is the worst

Answer:Which Is The Best And Worst

Well each program has their own way, it depends on what you like.
I think AVG is good except the false positives. Macaffe is also good. I don't think there's a good or bad program.
There all good, but I prefer others because of how they work and their protection method.

Regards,
Extremeboy

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Question: Worst PC ever...

Ok so, I formatted and installed Windows XP Home SP2 3 days ago. Last night I finished installing all my programs, all my drivers, apps, the whole sha-bang.

Today, I had to shut down to fix one of my cathodes. I started back up and the Windows loading screen came up like normal. Then, instead of going to the welcome screen, it went black. And it sits there forever. I tried at least 8 times with the same result.

So I put in Knoppix Live to save all my stuff so I can reformat again. Well Knoppix goes to the loading screen and sits on "Configuring devices" forever and does not start. Great... Tried that 3 times.

Now I put in my XP Home CD that I just got 3 days ago. Brand spankin new.

I put the disk in, it says "setup is loading files" and then says "Setup is starting Windows" and sits there.. forever... just like the rest...

So now, I'm out of options. I don't know what the fuck to do. My next plan of attack is eraseing the disk with the Ultimate Boot CD and [email protected] killdisk...

Unless anyone has any other suggestions?

At this point, I don't know if I need PC help or psychiactric help...
 

Answer:Worst PC ever...

When you fixed your cathode you might have bumped a card, I'd reseat any pci/agp/pcie cards and memory and see if it boots.
 

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first of all i started with around 60+ infected files with ad-aware ive managed to get it to 3 but for the life of me it wont go away

the only thing i could find to indentify this spyware is it redirects me to a umaxsearch engine webpage when i open internet explorer i can be ona a web page and it will close it or close it and reopen it to a different site

it also shows up as BEST SEARCH ENGINE!!! on add/remove programs

ive deleted it in add/remove used regedit to remove what i could find but cwshredder says everything is fine and it keeps coming back

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:39:16 AM, on 03/10/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\H i b i k i\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Plz help the last one is the worst

Hello hibiki2401, and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem a.s.a.p

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Not Every AV is Good! Which is the Worst AV You've Ever Used? In My Opinion, Iobit Malware Fighter is the Worst. It claims to have Bitdefender's Engine and Anti-Ransomware Engine but It didn't even Protected Me against a Adware!
 

Answer:The Worst AV You've Ever Used?

I would have to agree Iobit Malware Fighteris a winner in being the worst. Especially when it first came out, not sure what it is like these days. I never will have here again.
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:20:38, on 08/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\realmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SSScsiSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SMC2635WMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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okay when i first click on chrome it gives me google but when i open a new tab and search something it gives me ask with totally off topic search results i got this nuisance when i downloaded java so i could do studioworks and make yearbooks and ask was the stupid tagalong

Answer:Ask.com is always in my second tab, it is the worst ever

Download AdwCleaner from this link:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...AdwCleaner Usage Instructions:Using AdwCleaner is very simple. Simply download the program and run it. You will then be presented with a screen that contains a Search and Delete button. The Search button will cause AdwCleaner to search your computer for unwanted programs and then display a log showing the various files, folders, and registry entries used by these programs.To delete these unwanted programs simply click on the Delete button, which will cause AdwCleaner to reboot your computer and remove the files and registry entries associated with the various adware that you are removing. On reboot, AdwCleaner will display a log showing the files, folders, and registry entries that were removed.Please include the log in your next reply.Please reply and let us know if our help worked. Your feedback helps others. Maybe you?

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Question: Worst. Day. Ever.

I've had a nasty problem with my computer the whole day, and I NEED HELP DESPERATLY! I think it's the work of a virus, too!!

Problem #1: Boot sectors on my PC couldn't be found, therefore the OS(XP Home SP1) was not able to load up. I thought, "Ok, I'll check the forum." Got helpeful reply, but didn't seem to work because I didn't even know there was such thing as an administrator password, and I couldn't find out what my manufacturer set it to! So the brilliantly helpful page that would have worked perfectly didn't, because PowerSpec sucks royal @$$ and sets admin passwords for their customers.

Problem #2: I go into the BIOS to check why the OS couldn't be located, find that the computer can't seem to locate my one-and-only HD. "Well, this shouldn't be too difficult", so I go in and then set the drive to AUTO, thinking that it would straighten itself out.

Problem #3: It didn't straighten itself out. It says "No hard disk found."
I say "#@$%@#$%!!!?!"

Please help me find my HD!
 

Answer:Worst. Day. Ever.

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Hello,

Please forgive the length of this explanation. I have tried to prepare my post as described in your instructions, but the DSS program will not run as described, and I can't extract the ZIP file for the "gmer" program. At the moment, I can only run my computer in Safe Mode, and only if I "press ESC to prevent SPTD.sys" (as per the prompt during startup). Additionally, I am unable to uninstall "Daemon Tools" as you request, and running the program to uninstall the SPTD driver is useless because (I suspect) I am running in Safe Mode without SPTD.sys in the first place. In lieu of the text files you ask for, therfore, I will provide what details I can and ask for your suggestions.

My computer has obviously gone bonkers. A few weeks ago, I was hit with the "Malware Defender" virus, which did some pretty serious damage. After some research, I acquired Malwarebytes Malware-Removal program and ran it several times, (in safe mode and in normal Windows), until all symptoms were gone. The computer has worked fine for several weeks.

Last night, (about 2-3 weeks later), something even worse took over. All very suddenly, it splashed up a ton of pop-ups with endless dialogue boxes, displayed warning balloons from my systems tray, and disabled my tasks manager (ctrl+alt+del). I forced a shut down of my computer, and when I restarted it began to load Windows XP and then flashed up a blue screen before restarting automatically in the F8-... Read more

Answer:I fear the worst...

BUMP, please.

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First of all this virus will not let me download the GMER files,just like everything I try to download like any malware remover it crashes IE saying it incurred a problem and must close. Also it will not let make a zip file to send the attach text. So all I got is the dds.
Here`s what I`ve tried so far:

Like I said it won`t let me download any malware software files. It has also blocked my Mcaffe and windows defender. Microsoft update page times out and won`t load. It also disabled system restore. Even booting in safe mode I can`t access anything.
I bought an exturnal hard drive to save some files before I reinstall windows but my computer dosen`t recognise the drive. but the drive is recognised when I install it on my laptop. Next I bought a flash drive and downloaded Malwarebytes on my laptop. Now I can install it on my computer but it won`t execute.
Finally I said hell with I`m just going to bite the bullet and reinstall XP. When it started loading the files from my restore disk it stopped half way through and said it was missing a file. I could skip the file but I thought better of it because I might make things worse. I tried the disc on another drive with the same results. Someone told me the disc could be scratched, but I haven`t had a chance to try it on another computer since my laptop does not have a dvd drive. Do you think the virus could be making it stop the install of XP. Seems this thing has all the bases covered. Any help would be much appreciated. Th... Read more

Answer:This is the worst virus-need help

Hi

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so.



Let's see if this works - if you can't download directly to the infected machine, use another machine and transfer the file using a usb stick or similar.



Please download ComboFix from here - - > http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

Referring to the images below



When saving the file, you must rename the file as Combo-Fix.exe



1. Close any open browsers and physically disconnec... Read more

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so it looks like my mobo is dead. the worst.

i have the asus p4pe + intel p4 2.6mhz.

the asus mobo p4pe isn't sold anymore. in fact i don't think they sell anymore socket 478 that are also chipset 845pe.

i know this is bad, but ive forgotten a lot about pc's as i built this years ago.

the only thing i know about my CPU is that its an intel p4 2.6.... the mobo i have for it is chipset 845pe, does that mean the only mobo i can get is chipset of 845pe?

If anyone can shed some light would be much appreciated!

thanks!
 

Answer:preparing for worst

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