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Preventing user from installing updates

Question: Preventing user from installing updates

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

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

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Preferred Solution: Preventing user from installing updates

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.)

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

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Yesterday my computer automatically downloaded some updates for windows. As I was turning off my computer it started installing them before finally shutting down. When I turned on my computer this morning I tried to log in on my usual user account but after I entered the password a window popped up saying it could not load the user environment, something about it being due to my settings or possibly corruption. I didn't download anything other than those updates and I keep my firefox browser sandboxed at all times so I have no idea what could possibly have gone wrong. Can anybody help me?

Answer:After installing automatic updates Windows can't load user environment

hit ctrl+alt+del at the welcome screen and another window will load up. login using the administrator account and see if you can create another user and see if that user works.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help will be appreciated,
James

Answer:Preventing Auto Updates

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

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

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

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

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

Any help will be appreciated,
James

Answer:Preventing Auto Updates

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

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

Thank you!
 

Answer:virus preventing updates

Welcome! to MajorGeeks.com!

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

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

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


Helpful Notes:


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

Starting your computer in Safe mode

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

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I'm in the process of setting up a small computer lab in a University building. I plan on setting up one model computer with Windows XP and using Ghost Solutions Suite to make an image from it and distribute that image to the other computers.

The computers are all on the same domain and the users login to use the computers with their Active Directory login/password. I've got it all working fine on the model computer, but every time a different user logs in, a folder is created in C:\Documents and Settings for their username. I want every user to use the Default User profile rather than making their own when they log in. How can I accomplish this?
 

Answer:Preventing the Creation of New User Profiles

the Default User folder is used to create the users' profile folder.

There is no way to keep Windows from creating a new profile folder for each user that logs on, to my knowledge.
 

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I am running and sharing Windows XP Porfessional, and wish to prevent the other user being asble to access the internet. I hope this is all the info you require,Many thanks in advance.P.S. The simpler the answer the better. Cheers.

Answer:Preventing other user accessing internet.

Set up two profiles. One for you, one for the other user. Have a password for both. In other users profile disable the internet connection or modem (if on dial up)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello.

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

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

Here is what I got when I ran the dds:


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

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

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

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

Hello ti2,

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

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

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

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


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

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



Click the Save as Text button to save the file to your desktop so that you may post it in your next reply

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What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?
Apparently whoever designed Windows update never considered the possibility of people using small SSD drives that only have a fraction of the space required to run applications. Everything worked under Windows 7, although I did have to do some tweaking to get it to install apps directly to drive E: (my multi-terabyte hard drive). After installing Windows Update, I had to do the same registry tweak to make it install programs on drive E:, and it worked fine the first six weeks or so, but then it started routinely breaking one or two of my applications with each update. The problem was initially tedious to fix, but I eventually got everything working. However, I was not successful at getting Windows to comply with running my Chrome browser from E: I finally relented, and moved as many of the commonly used apps to drive C: (the SSD) and consequently had to set the cache size smaller. Everything was fine for another month or so.
However, beginning sometime in November, Windows updates started failing. It schedules an update, runs the update, reboots my computer, says the update failed, and reboots the computer again, uninstalled the update, and then it works. This was an annoyance, but since it only happened once a month, I put up with it.
Recently however, Windows has started retrying updates every few days, and doesn't bother warning me in advance or asking my permission. It just unceremoniously shuts... Read more

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

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

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

Answer:updates preventing my computer from shutting down

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

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Just installed XP Service Pack 2. Everything seemed fine until I realized that upon bootup, I can only get into 2 of the 5 User Accounts I have set up. After successfully getting into the two of them (and they can vary depending on what I click on first and second), when I click Windows+L to quick switch and I click a third account icon, nothing happens. If I reboot, the cycle will repeat, allowing me to get into the first two accounts I try. If I don't find a solution, I'll wnd up backing out of SP2.
 

Answer:Windows XP SP2 Preventing Access to User Accounts

well the solution is simple uninstall SP2 and wait for SP2a or use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard on xp and save all the settings for those account, you can then delete those account and re created then and use the files transfer wizard to restore the accounts get the idea ?
 

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When booting up or after sleep mode my new notebook with Vista Home Premium has the following message come up: User Account Control Stopping Superantispyware.

Without switching off User Account Control, how can I have Superantispyware allowed to run without this message popping up and me having to click ok?

Windows Defender shows under "currently running programs" that some are "permitted", but Superantispyware is shown as "not yet classified". How do I get it permitted if this is where it is being stopped?
Thanks,
G
 

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we are in a small corporate environment.we have one user that needs administrator permissions to run some softwarethe problem is, this user regularly accidentally installs viruses and malware from her browsing habits.we have spent countless hours cleaning up the system from various attacks, malware and viruses.is there a way to give the user admin permissions to run the software, but block things from being installed.it is an active directory systemthanks

Answer:preventing virus and malware from admin user

mmm... Bit of rum situation when a user with admin rights is part of a problem re' malware/viruses etc...Perhaps restrict the profile (for that user only) so as to NOT allow actual online presence; able to browse access local network etc but thing outside of it?

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Hi,

We have an application which will not run when executed from a standard domain user account as the UAC window pops up and prompts for an administrator password.

I can get it running when I make the user a local admin but we would like to avoid handing over so much control just to get this program running. It works fine on Windows XP but on Windows 7 SP1 64 bit systems we hit this issue.

I've done a lot of research on this issue and have been lead to 3rd party UAC tools but they look too dubious to have running on our domain computers. I've also been digging around secpol.msc around the User Account Control settings but I don't think the settings in there are going to give me the solution I'm looking for.

Ideally I'd want a way to disable the UAC prompts for this application and allow it to run as it would on XP without requiring administrator credentials (XP compatibility mode doesn't override the UAC).

Is there any way to automatically elevate the application so that it runs under local admin without requiring the user to enter admin details?

If anyone has experienced issues around this I'd be interested to know how to resolve them.

Answer:UAC Preventing user account from launching application

See if this tutorial by Brink helps.
Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

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I have a stand-alone PC running XP Pro at a separate location that uses an always-on DSL connection. This PC is used by a member of my company that needs access to the Internet, but at the same time is also used by other people (not company employees) that need to have their internet access restricted. These other people have separate user accounts to the company employee.
What I need to be able to do is prevent all access to Internet resources from this PC, but only for specific user accounts. Obviously, it's possible to create an IP Security Policy that blocks all incoming/outgoing traffic, and that works marvellously well, except I'm not sure how to apply it only to certain users or groups.
Editing IE proxy information for each user to point to a non-existent proxy, and then editing their security rights so they cannot change proxy settings is not an option, because I need to stop other programs (not just IE) from accessing the Internet.
Is this possible without using a server/domain?
 

Answer:Preventing access to the internet for a single user

I thought I did something like this once with certain hardware profiles being allowed for certain users and whatnot...id google that if i were you.
 

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This is really stupid, But I cannot add a specific (Microsoft account based) user to any of my PC`s.

This is my kids account, she was setup in my Microsoft family, I have now removed her as I`m sure I had this issue before, and had to remove her as a workaround to get the account added to a new machine.

I have tried, control panel and modern settings to add the user, and neither works.

In modern settings, when I add her outlook.com account I get the error "We cant add a user to the device at this time. Its probably our fault. Please try again"

If I try to add a local user and then associate it with the same outlook.com account, I get the error "[email address] is here already - Another user on this device used this Microsoft account, so you cant add it here"

Could someone please guide me to sort this out? Thanks!

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

Thanks

Answer:Automatic updates now preventing access to internet

Quote:





Originally Posted by duncan hill


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

Thanks




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

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

Answer:Windows preventing paid AVG updates download

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

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

Answer:error 80072efd is preventing me fom downloading updates

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

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Hi Guys,

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

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

My logs are attached. Thank You!
 

Answer:Malware preventing Vista security updates

Welcome to Major Geeks!

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

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

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

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Hi all,

I am hoping someone has an answer for this one. I have a laptop that I have been messing with for a week now and I still can't get windows to load properly. I have tried start-up repair, fixboot, fix mbr several times with no luck. Each time it said it completed the task and was successful. No error messages, safe mode did not load, last known good also did nothing. The windows logo comes up and then just sits there.

I took the hard drive out and connected it to my computer via USB. I can see the drive and access all the folders except the main user profile. When I try to open that folder the drive just spins away and never opens the folder. I waited 15 minutes and it never opened. Is there anything else I can do from my computer to open that folder? I am just hoping to get the pictures and documents off of it. Can this folder be causing windows not to load? I am not getting any error messages at any time.

Thanks for your help

Answer:corrupt user profile preventing windows from loading?

I would burn a Parted Magic (older is free) to a cd and boot to it. Rescue your files first of all.

Not sure whether a user profile problem would cause the windows substructure not to load, I wouldn't think so. Another thing you can try at F8 is VGA drivers.

It could be that hard drive problems are causing both the user profile problem and the boot problem. In parted magic you can use GSmart to read the SMART attrubutes. Look for ## 5 and 196-199 in particular, and then do a Long self-test on the drive.

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im having access problems copying ,editing and viewing my photos on my external hard drive .it says i dont have the correct permissions to access the file .and the file belong to an unknown user account .how can i have access to this files ?
Here is the link to the additional pictures showing all the problems

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3381541016883.2168211.1220177281&type=3&l=160799ee13
 

Answer:unknown user account -S-1-5-21-98.......PREVENTING ME ACCESS TO MY PICTURES ON EXT HD

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We are migrating several hundred workstations from XP to Windows 7 Enterprise. We have several legacy and internally developed applications that cannot run under Windows 7 and will be using XP Mode for them. This works well in a test environment. Some of the applications will not work in NAT mode, so bridged mode is required. Our issue is that several of the workstations are in a common area and used by many users. Each time a new user logs on to the host and launches an XP Mode application a new virtual machine is created in that userís profile which acquires a new, unique IP address from DHCP. This behavior introduces all sorts of problems, not least of which is the depletion of addresses in the DHCP scope. We tried putting the original VMC file in the Default user profile to no avail. Is there a way to prevent a new VM from being created for each new user so that all the users on a workstation will use the same virtual machine? Many thanks.
 

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

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

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

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

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

Answer:User admin account preventing installation of software

You must have the password wrong. Password Reset

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

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Hey everyone.

I have a Kodak PD6000 printer dock I use with my Kodak camera. For some reason (maybe because of roaming profiles, it keeps setting itself to "default". It's only a 4x6 thermal printer, so obviously I don't use it for day-to-day printing.

If I delete it, it comes right back. I only use for data transfer from the camera and the occasional print job.

I would like to either delete it (because I can print directly from the camera), or ensure it no longer sets itself to "default", while still keeping it connected so I can transfer pictures.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Preventing Printer from Installing

I'm sorry "Default" what? In Device manager? You're on a domain? (Roaming Profiles)

Help us out here and we'll come up with something
 

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I have some form of malware that is preventing me from installing and running Super anti spyware, spy-bot and malware bytes. I keep getting an error window with the following message. " The instructions at "0x7c8841ee" referenced memory at "0x00000000", the memory could not be written" then an end program button.
Ad-Aware seems to be the only program that I can run and it finds "win32trojant.dss"
Attached is my HJT file
any help or direction would be appreciated, thanks
 

Answer:Malware preventing me from installing

Please at least attach logs from running Combofix and MGTools. You didn't mention whether you had problems running those so I assume you have logs from them.

Thanks
kes
 

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I am wanting to install some more RAM on my computer (it's a gateway computer with a micro tower...running windows xp home if that makes a difference), and I just want to make sure I do it correctly & safely. I don't have an anti static wrist strap, and I'd like to not have to purchase one, but I will get one if it's absolutely needed. Is it possible to do this safely without a wrist strap? I'm thinking I need to power off the computer, unplug the peripherals, and also unplug the power cord? Also, the computer manual says to press the power to drain all residual power. Then, while standing on linoleum & having the computer on a wooden table, I slide the cover off.....now can I put in more RAM while just keeping one hand on the back of the tower, the unpainted metal part? Will this enough to prevent static? Any tips & advice will be much appreciated!
 

Answer:Preventing static when installing RAM

I dont see why not, I install my ram using the same method and my computer is running great.
 

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Hello:

I'm deploying NOD32 across my enterprise and one user is being kept from completing the install. The system is saying that it cannot start the ekrn.exe service. All signs point to infection. I've run various cleaners but it has not solved the original problem.

Here's my DDS log:

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 3:34:06.31 on Mon 04/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3071.2529 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Automated QA\TestComplete 5\Bin\tcrea.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\hqtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-... Read more

Answer:Something is preventing me from installing NOD32

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

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Hi

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

Thanks

Bye

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks, bo bo bolinski
 

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

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

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

thnx, bo bo bolinski
 

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

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

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

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

Any ideas?

Thanks,
smile puppy

Answer:Windows Updates Preventing Internet Explorer from Running!

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

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As an administrator, I have User Account Control set to "always notify" in Windows 7, but one of my kids (standard user) can still install Google Chrome. Shouldn't this require the administrator password?

Also, UAC does not seem to limit a standard user's ability to Uninstall Programs. Is there a way to restrict that?

Answer:User Account Control - Preventing Google Chrome Install

Google Chrome was designed not to require administrative privileges to install.

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Hello,
I'm having this rather frustrating problem on new user accounts that I create on this computer (Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit). It doesn't happen on my main account, but when I create a new one, whether it's a standard account or an admin account, it comes up with this when I try to change the keyboard layout. It does it on a few other things, too, and won't let me change the UAC settings (it doesn't respond when I click the OK button). Does anyone know why this is happening? Thanks

edit: The title should read "preventing rundll32.exe from opening", by the way.

Answer:Internet security settings preventing rundll32.exe on new user accts?

The first thing I would blame is whatever security suite you may be using.
Some of them have a lot of little settings hidden in them regarding account creation and permissions.

...it's worth looking into at least.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:TDSS infection preventing updates to MalwareBytes/Internet connection

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

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

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

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

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hi all

i am using win98 os , it is an office computer and many has access to it . how do i prevent other users from installing unwanted programs in my computer

is there any software that prevents other users from installing programs or ask for a password before installing any softwares

Answer:preventing other users from installing programs

no way you can upgrade to 2000?

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i just got my new pc for gaming, heres the specs

phenom 920 x4 2.8ghz
geforce 9800gtx+ 512mb
4gb ram (old pc)
sata 650gb harddrive(old pc)
650W power supply
i took my old hard drive from my other pc and it had xp on it. so i get my new pc today and try to start it up and get a black screen. so i boot into safe mode and everythings there and working. so i figure "meh, why not reformat for a nice clean install" so i do that, and for those of you who reformatted xp alot know that at 33mins remaining, it asks you to enter your product key. but this is where the strange problem occurs... its as if the keyboard and mouse lag/stick. when i type its like it will only register 1 key and then just stick and type the same key in for all the lines. sometimes it just wont enter any of the keys i hit and back space removes every letter that was "sticky entered" and also the mouse takes over 2 mins to where i put it. this has made it impossible for me to reinstall xp and is very frustrating. and yes i have tried different keyboards and the same thing happens. please help.

thanks
 

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Hello, I was hoping someone here could help me.

My anti-virus expired quite a while ago and I stupidly didn't renew it. I have been trying for a while to install anti-virus software but they all crash during installation so I assume I have a virus which is stopping them. I've tried installing Norton, McAffee, Kaspersky and avast!. I've had to uninstall all of them because they all crash.

Most recently, downloading avast! crashed my computer and it wouldn't let me uninstall it (I tried for ages) so I had to do a system restore. I understand that ComboFix could help but obviously didn't want to run it because I wouldn't know what I was doing.

Other than that, my laptop mostly runs fine, although it seems to hate iTunes.

I am using Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit operating system).

I'd be really grateful if someone could help me out!

Many thanks,

Rhys

Answer:I have a virus preventing me from installing antivirus software

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next t... Read more

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Hello,

I decided to upgrade to Vista today from Windows Xp. Rather than doing the upgrade process, I decided to start off with a fresh format/install.
Unfortunately, after the first reboot in the Vista setup process (where Vista attempts to load data from the HDD) the system would just sit there after post as if the Vista loader couldn't properly detect the partition.

I currently don't have time to troubleshoot the Vista problem with my system, so in desperation I have tried to go back to XP.

I am able to boot into Windows XP setup, format the drive, and copy over the beginning essential files. However, after the system reboots after the initial copy of the data... XP is not capable of booting from the hard drive. It just sits there and nothing happens.... this was not a problem before I tried to install Vista.

To check if a problem had occurred with the drive, I installed Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu is able to boot from the drive without any problems. However....... when Ubuntu loads grub, it detects the following on the MBR:

Windows Vista/Longhorn Loader
The Vista loader appears to be preventing Windows XP from properly booting from the hard drive. The drive is a Western Digital 320gb. I have 30 gbs set aside for Windows to boot from. The rest of the drive is another partition with files I cannot afford to lose....

I hope someone can help me, this has been a frustrating afternoon.

Thanks in advance for your time.
 

Answer:Vista's Boot Loader Preventing XP From Installing

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

I appreciate any help that can be given.

Thanks,
Brian

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

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

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalS... Read more

Answer:Infected with an unknown trojan preventing updates to antivirus and causing google redirects

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

I appreciate your time. Thanks.
Brian

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How do I do this?

prevent programs installing shortcuts to multiple users accounts in win7

Answer:preventing programs installing shortcuts to users win7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tmaxb


How do I do this?

prevent programs installing shortcuts to multiple users accounts in win7


This is heavily dependent on the installer of the program, many of which give you the option of creating shortcuts either for yourself or for all users. If no such option is presented during installation, and shortcuts are created for all users, then it's simply a matter of moving the relevant shortcut files when installation is completed.


You can access the start menu like this:

Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete ShortcutsAll Users Start MenuClick the Start Orb
Right-click All Programs
Click Open All Users

Private Start MenuClick the Start Orb
Right-click All Programs
Click Open

Just cut-and-paste the shortcuts from the All Users Start Menu into you private Start Menu.

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Hello
My son recently started using his mother's old computer. I have no idea what he has been up to but the anti-virus software was about to expire so I tried a couple of different packages (AVG and McAfee) but the first would not run and the second would not install. I looked at one of the threads on this forum and followed the instructions to run ComboFix. Here is the log file. Could you please let me know if you can see issues and what I can do to fix them

kind regards

Michael

ComboFix 12-01-23.02 - Janet 25/01/2012 1:36.1.2 - x86
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.61.1033.18.1022.367 [GMT 10:00]
Running from: c:\users\Janet\Desktop\J456.exe
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
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c:\program files\PlaySushi\PSTExt.dll
c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Personal Internet Security 2011.lnk
c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\ANTIGEN.drv
c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\ANTIGEN.sys
c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\cb.tmp
c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CLSV.tmp
c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\delfile.drv
c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\dudl.tmp
c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\energy.sys
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There is something, most likely a rootkit, that keep son redirecting searches and preventing MBAM from running or reinstalling. i already tried running combofix and rkill, but it only got rid of some of the symptoms, like .exe files not opening

i am running windows xp

Answer:Unkown rootkit redirecting searches and preventing MBAm from installing

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

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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get this message: updates not configured correctly, reverting changes.

stuck in a loop, keeps trying to start but wont. safe mode didnt load/work, neither did last known configuration.

any ideas how to get this to boot/work again?

update: trying repair from the install dvd. see if that works.

Answer:wont boot after installing updates. updates not configured correctly reverting change

Startup repair from the dvd did not work.

I did use this registry defrag program. wonder if that did something to the registry?

Free Registry Defrag

I generally avoid registry cleaning programs because I don't trust them. thought id try it once to see what happened. not sure if this caused the startup issue or something with the windows updates I installed caused it. I did do several restore points. would that help me fix the issue?

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I tried to google this and it seems neither is possible but I wanted to hear the truths from the horses mouth.

I have a Win 7 Pro x64 computer with 2 users who boths needs to be able (this really is a must) install software on the computer but they can't have access to each other's private folders (user folder). Basically I see 2 theoretical options:

a) make 2 standard user accounts and give these accounts the right to install software. Is this possible and if yes how?

b) make 2 admin user accounts and prevent them from accessing to each other's user folder. I can do this but not in a way that doesn't mess with windows (basically I would encrypt the file but then windows wouldn't be able to use the folder like it is built to use it and I'm pretty sure this would cause problems). Is there another way to do this which doesn't cause problems with windows?

Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help.

Answer:Installing rights to standard user or prevent an admin user something

a) This may be possible in theory but it would not be easy. Don't go there.
b) All administrators are equal. Any restrictions you impose can be undone by another.
The only practical way to do what you want is to encrypt the users folders. Windows doesn't care about user folders so that is not an issue.

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

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Hello,

I am hoping someone can provide some assistance in getting rid of this BSOD problem.

Here is what happened.

I was using two driver update programs: One called Driver Booster 2 by Iobit and the other called Slimdrivers.

I updated various drivers including Nvidia which I had previously uninstalled but it kept popping up so I just let it go. The next thing I know, after that is installed and there were no more drivers left to install, I ran Windows Update and it also wanted to installed Nvidia again. I didn't have much choice in the matter...before I knew it, it was installing and I had to restart my computer. When the computer turned on again, I used it for a little while then it started to overheat something terrible. The computer was so hot I thought it was going to start on fire. Almost as soon as it started overheating, I got the BSOD and within a second it restarted or shut down. I can't remember which. The fan was running at top speed but that still wasn't enough. I could have cooked an egg on the backside of this thing.

So the next day, I started the computer up again and I uninstalled Nvidia completely using Iobit's Uninstaller to remove all traces of it in my computer. But the other problem I have now is that it still runs dangerously hot within a few hours.

I've uploaded the zip file as per the instructions. There must be some kind of conflict going on.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:BSOD after installing NVidia updates and other driver updates

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Dont run any disc cleanup program before you upload another zip.

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How do I installing something during the Windows Setup Menu's Installing features and Installing updates? John

Answer:Installing Updates and Installing features part of windows setup menu

Please correct your sentence. It is not readable.

How do you do what during that phase of install? You don't need to do anything except wait.

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Hi,

To give you some back story, I built my computer the end of August 2012. Ran Smoothly. I decided to get a 60 gig SSD to be the partition that stored Windows. I didnt have much stored on the Main HD so I deleted my original 2TB HD and tried installing on the SSD... found that the SSD was bad and sent it back. Decided just to stick with the 2TB HD. Had some issues installing windows back onto the HD as it would just hang up. Finally managed to get windows installed, had some "Not genuine" issues but that resolved after multiple restarts. That brings me to where I am at today and I feel as though the system has been getting worse. I would normally be fine with just a clean install but with all the issues I had with that initially I am very skeptical of trying it again. I have 5 important updates and 7 optional updates all of which do not install. The Installer just sits on Downloading updates and I have left it overnight with still no result. I am not sure if this is even my main issue but I am beyond the point of figuring it out myself so any help would be appreciated

I downloaded the System Readiness Tool and it Ran. I tried running the sfc /scannow in Admin cmd prompt mode and get a "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation" I attached my CBS file. Any help you could give or guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows Updates Not Installing : Error Unknown (Sits on Installing)

Hello and welcome Faticus just as matter of interest why did you give up on the SSD? was not it under warranty?

That is heck of a drive to be installing on mate just how did you prepare it for the install?

You can run a chkdsk in Windows too > My Computer > right click on the drive > Properties > Tools > Check now - then follow the points in my pic.
You then reboot and it will start a chkdsk (in DOS).

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

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

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

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

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

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

John

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

Hello and Welcome to TSF


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

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


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


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

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

5. Reboot

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My last successful update check was September 11, 2012. Some updates installed successfully, others failed. The failed ones were:

Update for Windows 7 (KB2719857) Recommended
Update for Windows 7 (KB2735855) Important
Update for Windows 7 (KB2741355) Recommended

Windows Update now says, "Restart your computer to install important updates." When I do, the computer shuts down, saying "Preparing to configure updates..." When it restarts, it says, "Configuring updates...100% completed..." then restarts again. Upon reaching the welcome screen this time, it says "Failed to configure updates...reverting changes...Welcome" and returns me to my desktop. At this point, when I try to manually check for new updates (or if I just leave Windows Update alone until it checks itself), Windows Update tells me "Restart your computer to install important updates," and the process loops again, so I cannot check for updates.

Things I have tried:
-FixIt (MicrosoftFixit.wu.LB.137271463094452760.1.1.Run)
-Manually installing the failed updates (each one tells me that "The update is not applicable to your computer")
-Startup repair (though, I'm having no problems starting up)
-Rebooting in safe mode, then restarting
-Disabling F-Secure firewall and antivirus
-System Restore to a point before these updates were attempted (this resulted in a message saying that System Restore failed, but at the same time, System Restore also presents m... Read more

Answer:Cannot Complete Installing Updates, or Check for New Updates

There are a few hundred MS Fixits - which one have you used?

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I seen that someone else had this same problem in here so I copied and pasted this problem here in my own Thread cause I'm having the same problem, but seems that I couldn't use the help that was giving to that user cause it was for that user only.

Windows Update now says, "Restart your computer to install important updates." When I do, the computer shuts down, saying "Preparing to configure updates..." When it restarts, it says, "Configuring updates...100% completed..." then restarts again. Upon reaching the welcome screen this time, it says "Failed to configure updates...reverting changes...Welcome" and returns me to my desktop. At this point, when I try to manually check for new updates (or if I just leave Windows Update alone until it checks itself), Windows Update tells me "Restart your computer to install important updates," and the process loops again, so I cannot check for updates.



Report- Windows 7 Please Help.zip

If you do not want to download the report here it is..


Code:

Advanced SystemCare Diagnose Report v1.0
Date: 2012/10/23 11:41:44

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01 - Operating System
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0101 - Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
0102 - Language : English (Regional Setting: English)
0103 - BIOS : BIOS Date: 09/23/09 11:58:43 Ver: 08.00.10
0104 - Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i3... Read more

Answer:Cannot Complete Installing Updates, or Check for New Updates HELP

Hello dlolley and welcome to Seven Forums.

According to the Advanced SystemCare diagnose report you provided there seems to be a problem with something called Tuneup 2012 or Tuneup Utilities. I'm not sure if this is a different product from Advanced SystemCare that generated your report or if Tuneup 2012 is a part of Advanced SystemCare. In any case, these tuneup utilities can cause major damage to operating system files, the registry, etc. I would suggest uninstalling them. Windows 7 isn't like XP which required constant tweaking to work right.

Then I would run a full anti-virus scan with your installed anti-malware suite. No anti-malware product is 100% effective 100% of the time. If there was such a thing we'd all be using it. So after running that scan I would follow up with some additional scans using these free tools. Don't forget to update the data bases before running the scans.:

Malwarebytes

ESET Online Scanner

Windows Defender Offline

If the scans come back clean you could try rolling back your computer to a date/time prior to the update problems using system restore. I would also run a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

System Restore

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

When you're finished with the above you can try installing the updates again. Do not use the automatic update setting. Use the setting called Never Check... Read more

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Windows updates keeps installing/reinstalling the same update over and over again. I looked in my update history and it shows that they are installed successfully every time. What should I do and is this using space on my laptop by re-installing over and over again?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows updates keeps installing/re-installing the same update over and over

It is not using any space. Right-click the ones you already have and hide them so they don't come back.
 

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

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

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

Then start in safe mode with networking at startup
Safe Mode

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

Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads

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

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

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

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

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Hi,My laptop was suddenly attacked by a virus when Firefox was unable to block a pop-up ad. Something happened and numerous screens began popping up from Avira antivirus and no matter how many times I deleted or quarantined the virus, it kept growing in number. Now, I cannot run any installed programs and cannot install/run any existing antivirus programs in my computer.NEW UPDATED PROBLEMAfter restarting my computer, I am no longer able to access Windows in normal mode. I can only run windows vista in safe mode. I have no network access as the virus is blocking all networks and I cannot access the internet from safe mode. I was unable to start up my Avira antivirus scan but was able to do a scan on all active units and Avira revealed about 8 detections with the Trojan TR/Alureon.BF2 in some location that I can't find: globalroot\systemroot\system32\UACeuivxhxbvr.dllI cannot install any other antivirus programs even though they were renamed. After running Avira, all executable files and shortcuts stop working. If I attempt to run Malwarebytes, the computer restarts. When it starts up in normal mode, all I get is a black screen and the mouse arrow. I cannot run system restore as the virus has deleted all restore points. I also cannot run system recovery mode as the virus has disabled that option. Even though Avira was able to locate the virus, the quarantine/delete/deny access functions have all been disabled.I was able to briefly run malwarebytes which indicate... Read more

Answer:Virus preventing me from running any program or running/installing antivirus

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

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I did search out this problem...very old posts recommended I start a new thread.

For the last 2 weeks every time I shut down automatic install...installs the same 8 updates.

I'd appreciate any help in solving this problem.

Thanks,
Toni

Answer:Windows 7 Updates keeps installing same 8 updates over and over

Which updates, and do you have any other odd symptoms?

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Well, rather than bore everyone to tears in the intro section, I just basically intro'd myself there and then jumped over here to explain my problem. I'm posting from my Mac, and I'm a PC/Mac graphics guy (retired but doing a few little jobs). So here's the story:The PC is a usually very reliable Shuttle61, Pentium 4 machine running windows XP professional. I have been using it for about 3 years and have never had any virus or malware issues before. At one time I was running Comcast's (ISP) free McAfee anti-virus, but I switched back to AVG because I had heard too many people question the Comcast AV bundle. AVG and Ad-Aware were running for at least 2 years (updated/scanned regularly) and like I said... no problems until last week.About 10 days ago a popup jumped on my screen for something like "Anti-Malware Defense" warning me that my computer was infected with a malware virus and that I should buy/use this program to fix it. I never respond to those popups, but then I noticed that I could not run Ad-Aware, AVG, or Spy-Bot Search & Destroy. I started asking questions in a couple of forums where there are a few IT guys who suggested a myriad of things to try.I ran CC Cleaner and got rid of all the excess baggage on the PC, and I also uninstalled AVG Free v.9.5 because I was trying to install Panda Cloud Antivirus.I tried installing Malwarebytes, and at my friend's suggestion, I downloaded the installer to a flash drive and renamed i... Read more

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Hello All,

I was referred here by NeonFx from the TechGuy Security forum. He had me run a slew of anti-virus/anti-spyware diagnostics. According to NeonFx my system is currently infection free and he states the problem lies elsewhere.

He also had me run the Windows Update FixIt tool in both Default and Aggressive mode - both of which did not fix the problem. So what is the problem??

PROBLEM:

When I run the install Windows updates, the updates do not install, and I receive the following message (not verbatim, but close):

"Some updates were unable to be installed..."

This problem "came out of no where" and there has been no suspicious activity prior to it starting other than an IE7 redirect rootkit that NeonFx helped me remove (if I recall correctly an infection of agp440)...

Stumped, stumped and stumped...
 

Answer:Problem Installing Windows Updates: "Some Updates Were Unable to be Installed"

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I have MX studio 8. I am designing (new to this) a site for a school and need a system for the admin to update pages containing reports, diaries, galleries, etc. Some have said I need a CMS but this is a DB system! I need to change documents e.g. files to show in web pages witout hacking the pages themselves. The host can support ASP (not .net) and Access. Is'nt it really just a case of uploading document files? Of course I have Contribute but I'm not sure this is the relevant tool.Help and advice appreciated.

Answer:need a site with user updates

is the facility for someone to subsitute new document files for existing ones then that can be done via an ordinary FTP program.Provided the filenames stay the same, and the person concerned knows which server directories to use, the system will work perfectly - existing hyperlinks will point to the new files.If you want to enable others to alter the actual page content however you'll have to use a CMS.

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Hello, everyone. I just purchased a T410, and am very happy with it.  I decided to join this forum to try and keep myself educated, but wanted to go ahead with a question. Clicking on the Lenovo ThinkvantageToolbox, then then System Health, then Latest Software and Driver updates, I just had the computer install everything, which is what I have done on my other machines, but did so with a bit of trepidation.  Do most of you here recommend installing all updates from Lenovo that appear in Thinkvantage if you feel fairly uneducated as to exactly what they are all for?   I would do that with HP updates, except the Windows Live updates.  Never used anything in Windows Live.  Do Lenovo updates ever "conflict" with Windows updates in a negative manner? I'm fairly uneducated about this, which I am hoping to change.  Just wanted to get an idea about the above as I gather info. Thanks in advance -   













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Answer:New user - question about updates

Not so far; I've been keeping myself up to date using System Update, although forgoing Toolbox because I find Productivity Center to be more useful.You may want to uncheck certain ThinkVantage tools (for me: Access Connections; it's service runs 5% CPU idling only on my T400) but generally, it should be okay to update all of them.Note: Supposedly, the newer video drivers for the NVS3100M break compatibility with certain DisplayPort to HDMI adapters. I'm not sure if there are any other issues.

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HELP!!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT cancel the WIndows 10 update. I would like to install the other updates
but it immediately starts "Downloading Windows 10"!!!

I've deleted all the KB (KB2990214 
KB3035583 and one more that I forget) installed items above, none are left (3 deleted)!
I've hidden the Windows 10 Update in the "Optional Updates" window when it was possible to hide.  Now it just doesn't show up!

I do NOT want any part of Windows 10 and cannot stop it.  ANYONE?????

Thanks so much!!!

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I'm clean installing Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit on some Dell Vostro 3560 laptops, after installing the drivers I run Windows Update, it detects 200+ critical updates, downloads them and nearly installs them all before I get "Failure To Install
Windows Updates - Rolling Back Windows Updates" and they roll back.
It's been two years or so since I've clean installed Windows 7, is there some prerequisite that's required now that I'm missing?

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So once again a native app updates, in this case Tips, and once again the app fails to launch for the other user accounts afterwards. It's fine in my user acc where the update initiated from. But I am seeing this far too frequently when ms updates it's own apps. It is a time consuming fix, go into each user acc and reset the app. Clearly MS do not think people use user accounts on a single pc! Anyone in case others see this irritating bug then resetting the app under settings software and apps and advanced is the fix

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After completing another update, I now can only log in as a temporary user, have rebooted numerous times to no avail, also have keyboard issues shift 2 & 3 give @ # , Shift @ gives " and finally shift # gives |. its driving me nuts trying to resolve, tried various options (Aussie keyboard etc) nothing seems to work.

Answer:Can only log in as Temporary user after Windows 10 after updates

Can you do a System Restore?
Not sure if this helps you: You've Been Signed In With A Temporary Profile error in Windows

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As an aid to system security, my XP home system normally runs with no Admin account open, just a user (limited) account. It appears that in this situation, I will not receive any automatic XP updates. I have to log in the Admin account to get the updates. Is this correct?

Thanks
 

Answer:Automatic Updates vs. User Mode?

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Hello Everyone on the forum,

We have set up an ICT Computer Lab and installed official Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit OS in a Core i3 Computer, with the purpose to teach ICT Computers to Children studying in grade 6 to 10 IGCSE Cambridge board. Our set up is as follows:-

Set up:- Windows Server 2012 + 10 Computers connected to server domain having OS windows 10 professional 64 bit + 24 port Switch for LAN networking etc.
Observation: What we have observed in last 2 months forces me to ask a question in this forum, because this matter is causing a lot of issue in normal day to day functioning. Every time a new user profile of s student is created, (even if Windows OS was updated just 3 hours back for a different old user), the system starts updating windows OS all over again for this new user profile.

Question:- (1) Does this mean that Windows 10 Pro OS maintains its OS and updates separately and individually for each user profile ?
(2) If Yes - Is there a way where we can configure the OS in a way where it updates commonly for all users including those that may be created in future?

Kindly do share your experience and knowledge for me to understand this scenario.

Thanks / Pinesh Mehta

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I have just applied 82 updates to a "new" Windows XP Pro system; nearly everything since SP3.

I now find that, wearing my 'Power User' hat, I can no longer move, delete, or modify files. I appear to have been demoted to a humble 'user', though I still appear in the Power Users group.

Can anyone suggest which update may have caused this problem, to save me having to remove them all and run each one again, re-booting between each one and checking whether I have full rights?

I have tried removing the user from Power Users and adding again, and anything else I can think of.

Answer:Power User loses rights after updates.

Quote:





Originally Posted by bph


I have just applied 82 updates to a "new" Windows XP Pro system; nearly everything since SP3.

I now find that, wearing my 'Power User' hat, I can no longer move, delete, or modify files. I appear to have been demoted to a humble 'user', though I still appear in the Power Users group.

Can anyone suggest which update may have caused this problem, to save me having to remove them all and run each one again, re-booting between each one and checking whether I have full rights?

I have tried removing the user from Power Users and adding again, and anything else I can think of.




Seems like your user profile account may have gotten corrupted.
To see if this is the case go here first:
Fix a corrupted user profile - Windows Help

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Hello Everyone on the forum,

We have set up an ICT Computer Lab and installed official Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit OS in a Core i3 Computer, with the purpose to teach ICT Computers to Children studying in grade 6 to 10 IGCSE Cambridge board. Our set up is as follows:-

Set up:- Windows Server 2012 + 10 Computers connected to server domain having OS windows 10 professional 64 bit + 24 port Switch for LAN networking etc.
Observation: What we have observed in last 2 months forces me to ask a question in this forum, because this matter is causing a lot of issue in normal day to day functioning. Every time a new user profile of s student is created, (even if Windows OS was updated just 3 hours back for a different old user), the system starts updating windows OS all over again for this new user profile.

Question:- (1) Does this mean that Windows 10 Pro OS maintains its OS and updates separately and individually for each user profile ?
(2) If Yes - Is there a way where we can configure the OS in a way where it updates commonly for all users including those that may be created in future?

Kindly do share your experience and knowledge for me to understand this scenario.

Thanks / Pinesh Mehta

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Is anyone else having issues when Microsoft decides to update one its native apps? This has happened a few times now where I login to my acc and check in store for updates. Just now voice recorder, calculator and alarms all updated. I opened each one to test them out and all is fine. But then we go into the other family user accounts and each app refuses to launch. Nothing happens. We can get them working by going into settings and resetting each app. But it's very time consuming considering we have four accounts. It seems to be a bug to me in creators update as it was ok on anniversary update. And our other pc that hasn't updated yet to creators exhibits none of this behaviour. It's got to the point that we dread MS updating one of its native apps which unfortunately is quite often

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Hi,
Here I want to ask a simple question. It's about "Autometic updates of OS XP Pro".

Always it's work at administrative privillage. But for security reason, I want to give all my users to normal user mode. But, then they can't use this feature. Then I've to log in as admin to get the updates. Its time wasting.

So, any option to run this update in normal user mode?

Answer:auto updates in normal user mode

Hi,

You'll have to excuse me but your English is a little hard to understand. Do you mean that you want to give all users the option to access automatic updates or to prevent access ?

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Hi there, and thanks to everyone!
I'm using Windows 7 32 bits, and had no trouble till yesterday. For a year and so, always update and have no problem. But last update made computer go crazy.
It did no turn off by herself, it took more than half an hour, so I turned it off pressing power button. After that, when booting, it shows users screen, enter pass and it freezes in the "welcome" screen, with the little think turning arround forever.
So far, tried with safe mode. Thing is, VERY weird, it never happened beforme to me, even on XP, there is NO chance of a previous good cofiguration. So, when I try to go back to previous state of those beautiful updates, I cannot, for there is no chance. I don't know why, seems like it was turned off. When xp user, had so many time system back that way...
Also tryed changing to "backup" files of SYSTEM and SOFTWARE, in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\REGBACK I don't know if doing it right, apparently not =P copied back files from that directory in system32\config and restarted, but same thing happens.
I am using the same machine to post this, with another HD, so I think that it's no hard problem, otherwise, I wouldn't be able to use it. Runs games and stuff, so it's OK I guess.
Also tryed, before, CHKDISK and defrag.
Now I have the "good" disk, from where I boot, and the other connected, and can access to old Windows, and disk itself, so, I guess too that the HD works fine.

Any suggestions? I would realy apprecia... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Freezes after user screen - Updates

Oh! Forgot to say that I am writting now from Windows 7 ultimate x64. But really need my system back, evenmore, for I want to know how to solve it! =D
Should it be useful, Gygabyte with AMD PHENOM 4x, integrated vga-need cash for video!-, 4GB RAM.-

Greetings!

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Hello i have a little well big problem...
Symptom 1- My computer still works just my user has ALOT of crap on it and i was too lazy to clean it all out so i went to delete and create a new user and i found out i cant.(i open up account screen to edit, create, or delete accounts) and its just a blank window it has 2 arrows and a home buttom(which none work) and it is responding i checked that LOTS of times...

Symptom 2- Automatic updates disabled its self and i cant enable i treid the service and it wont let me reinable it any way i try it....

Here is my hijackthis log.....

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:33:21 PM, on 7/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (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\csrss.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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.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\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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I'm finding a problem with using a database in AutoCAD Landdesktop. After installing the critical updates and updates I now get an error message when I try to import points using an internal database program. If I log in as the local administrator It works but as a poweruser I can no longer use the command. Any suggestions short of trying a reinstall of my program to get acccess back?

Answer:Do User Rights for Databases change with updates?

Hello pmerrett, I wouldn't have thought that user rights for a database would change with an update... have you reported this to the folks who make AutoCAD? 

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Using Vista Ulitimate every time a windows update installs and the computer restarts, I lose all the user profiles. I manage to restore sometimes and not update and other times I just recreate the user profiles.
Any ideas apart from windows 7 because this is becoming a pain.
Thanks for the help.

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We have several hundred client PC's running Windows Vista SP1, we have a central server for Microsoft updates that are applied automaticaly without user interaction required. is it possible (and if so how) to centrally send updates to all clients for Flash/Java in the same way. Failing that can it be set so that you do not need an administrstor to log on to every machine to allow the update?

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I'm running into an extremely irritating problem.
We are on a Win2K platform here and for the most part all floor workstations are Win2k too. However we recently started upgrading to WinXP Pro. Therefore, we have about 8 pc's with Pro on them.

Here's the problem...We recently rolled out JDE One World which is not XP certified. Therefore because the user is not in the local admin group, they cannot perform weekly updates to the software.

Basically, they have to log out, I have to log on (as the domain admin) and perform the updates.

I've tried changing the perms for the folders of the application, and I've tried creating local power users and adding the user. But no matter what, the settings keep going back to the original configuration, and the user cannot do updates.

I really need to get this resolved soon, because we are adding more and more XP Pro workstations to our floor. JDE says that we should add the user to the local admin. My System Admin does not want to do this.

Any ideas?

Syndi
 

Answer:Local Power user cannot perform updates...

Im guessing that your sys admin does not want them installing a bunch of crap on his pc's? How bouyt just giving them admin but enable driver signing. Chances are most users won't know how to get around that......
 

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Hi,
I'm got a Vista laptop which is mostly run by family members using the Std User account. I've got an Admin account on it which I use infrequently.
I have a problem with it in that I can't get the Adobe Updates for Flash etc to automatically install. I need to provde the Admin password for it to proceed. In the intervening time the others using the laptop get frustrated as websites are not performing as required.
Is there a way to modify the Standard User Account to permit it to update Flash Player?
I've been into the Flash Player Update Manager and the radio button to allow Adobe to handle the updates has been selected.
I'm not sure what else to do, other than change the account to an Admin account - which I don't really want to do.
Thanks.

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Hi, i was wondering if there is a way to have the automatic updates to prompt only one user account for download and install.

I have the updates set for download only, and im looking for a way to make it so only I can install them and avoid all other users including those that have admin right from installing.

Some computers need the employee to be an admin, but i dont want them to see or be able to install updates. I just want my admin account to be able to do so.

I found the non-administrator notification setting and the shutdown notification option in gpedit.misc which will work for those workstations with no other admin. But was hoping i could configure my options a bit more and be selective by user.

Any ideas, thanks for reading
 

Answer:Automatic updates - configure single user use only?

bump
 

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Am setting up XP Pro for a family friend, and wouldnt u know it, but their 14 old kid likes looking at a lot of porn. The only problem is, hes stupid, and lets them install all kinds of spyware onto the computer, and really f*** it up.

So, I already set his account to limited, but, with XP Pro, is htere anything else I can do so he doesnt have the ability to install anything? This would prevent some of hte super bad spyware which installs itself silently....if he cant install anything, windows wont let the spyware install. Or so goes my thinking.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Keep a user from installing anything

but their 14 old kid likes looking at a lot of porn.Click to expand...

Do not let him use the computer. or log on to the internet

at 14 he should be better supervised

I am sorry if I am out of line but it dissapoints me to read things of this nature
 

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Is there absolutely any way to install something as another user profile while booted into a different one?

Answer:Installing as Another User

The only way I could think of is to monitor the installation and manually change all of the directories to those of another user. That would take ages though so I wouldn't recommend it unless you're absolutely desperate!

Tom

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Question: installing updates

2017-12 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x86-based Systems (KB4054518)

Download size: 125.2 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated
Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information: 
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4054518

Help and Support: 
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4054518

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Question: Installing Updates

Im trying to install an updated version of Flash player (cant listen to music on myspace) every time i do i get the bar at the top of the window asking if i want to continue, Then when i try and click on it my lappy has frozen. Im using Windows xp SE, AVG free security. Can anyone tell me why it's doing this

Answer:Installing Updates

May be worth a try: Download updated version of Flash player to desktop or a folder i.e don't click install or run yet. Restart PC in safe mode by repeatedly pressing F8 on start up. Go to downloaded file, double click and try installing in safe mode. AVG or a firewall may be intefering. Then restart in normal mode.

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