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

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

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

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

anyone?

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

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Hi there, had a look through the other threads and it seems like you guys really do help ppl out so hopefully you can help me too!

I have a brand new laptop, 1 week old and I have downloaded only a handful of programs onto it since ive had it plus standard internet browsing. I did use bit torrect twice to download a program and the problems started after that.

I have since uninstalled bit torrent and installed avira anti virus, spywareblaster and online armor. I had tried numerous times to download malwarebytes and superantispyware but both have downloaded but either failed post installation (malwarebytes) or during installation (superantispyware). I tried to download AVG before Avira but that had the same problem failing mid installation saying it couldnt connect to the interent when i was clearly connected.

I have also tried to run online virus scans. All I tried failed except for f secure which located and deleted some suspect files. All the files my anti virus softwares have found and deleted have made no difference to the problem.

The problem! When using google or just clicking links I am redirecting to random pages.

Any help would be greatly apprieciated thankyou.

Attached and zipped are ark.txt and attach.txt.

below is DDS.tx copied and pasted as requested. thanks

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Will at 21:03:36.78 on 27/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium ... Read more

A:Browser redirecting / unable to install / run anti spyware programs

Hello, and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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Please be patient with me during this time.

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Hi All,

I am posting the log of my scan and have attached the txt file as requested.

I am having browser redirects when i click links within google and sometimes when i click links within other sites. I am also unable to run anything like spybot or adaware or any of the online scanners such as ewido or kaspersky.

Computer doesnt feel to slow otherwise - its just a pain to use the net and google.


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Chris at 11:49:57.15 on 2009-04-07
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2045.1051 [GMT 1:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)
FW: Norton Internet Security *disabled*

============== 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\AUDIODG.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Common ... Read more

A:browser redirects and unable to run spyware programs

Sorry i did not post both log files in the last attachment - please use the atatchment within THIS post.

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I had to start a new thread because i was not able to add on to the old one. I have have been having some big problems with my PC. Everytime I click a link form a search engine, it takes me through a Homesearch Tulsa site and then imediatly to some other site trying to sell something. When I realized I had malware, I attempted to download and install something to try and take care of it. I could download things, but when i went to install them nothing really happend. I was finally able to get McAfee's freescan to run and found I had a generic.dx trogan and a FakeAlert-D trogan. After some searching, I found this site and download HJT. Same problem,, I couldn't get it installed. I finally was able to get both HJT and Malwarebytes installed and have finally run them. i will include the logs. I could really use some help with these because I cannot find my Windows CD, so i think reformatting is out of the question. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:56:38 PM, on 6/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
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A:Browser redirecting, unable to access some programs. HJT log

Ok, I am able to reply on IE but not Firefox. That was the original HJT log, here is the Malwarebytes log as well as the newest HJT log

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2277
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
6/14/2009 4:43:30 PM
mbam-log-2009-06-14 (16-43-17).txt
Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 192611
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 29 minute(s), 10 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 4
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 12
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\autochk.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> No action taken.
Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\WinPC AntiVirus (Rogue.WinPCAntiVirus) -> No action taken.
Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\autochk (Trojan.Agent) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\autochk (Trojan.Agent) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load\scui.cpl (Hijack.SecurityCenter) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load\wscui.cpl (Hijack.SecurityCenter) -> No action taken.
Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.
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Hello kind folks, My base antivirus is ESET Nod32 supplemented with superantispyware once a week.Been infected for about a week now. Started with a desktop pic half loading and a fake windows message about being infected by malware in my systray. Malwarebytes cleaned up what it could, superantispyware did what it could. Both programs show nothing infected. Browser is constantly redirected and I cant open a program I use everyday for work. I have followed every step of posting but you will notice I havent posted my rootrepeal log as it freezes my computer upon loading. dds:DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by workstation at 10:04:22.45 on 2010-01-06Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_01Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1278.490 [GMT -8:00]AV: ThreatFire *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {67B2B9A1-25C8-4057-962D-807958FFC9E3}AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService... Read more

A:Infected - browser redirect unable to open certain programs

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Hello. Thanks in advance for helping me.
 
After a LAN party, my daughter complained about various pop ups appearing and asked for my help. We found a number of items that had been installed that day and removed them. However on restarting the computer, some persisted.
I tried to run AVG and Malwarebytes, but neither would run.
The browser was allso hijacked by searching.com
 
At that point I came here and on advice I have tried the following
details of all logs can be found at the topiic here.....  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578670/searchingcom-plus-other-nasties/
 
MiniToolbox by Farbar  - results posted
Security Check by screen317 - results posted
 
AdwCleaner by Explode  - log posted
ran AdwCleaner again chose cleaning and posted log
 
Junkware Removal Tool - could not get to run
Emsisoft Emergency Kit - could not get to run
 
Rkill  - wouldn't run
FixExec - 6 processes were terminated - log posted
 
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware  would not run
Malwarebytes Chameleon would not run
 
From there Alexstrasza directed me to the Prep Guide which in turn has brought me here.
 
I have run FRST and the log follows. Addition.txt file attached
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:08-06-2015
Ran by Ashlee (administrator) on ASHLEE-PC on 09-06-2015 19:50:10
Running from C:\Users\Ashlee\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Ashlee (Available Profiles: Ashlee & UpdatusUser)
Pla... Read more

A:unwanted pages opening in browser and unable to run certain programs

Greetings and to BleepingComputer,
My name is xXToffeeXx, but feel free to call me Toffee if it is easier for you. I will be helping you with your malware problems.
 
A few points to cover before we start:
Do not run any tools without being instructed to as this makes my job much harder in trying to figure out what you have done.
Make sure to read my instructions fully before attempting a step.
If you have problems or questions with any of the steps, feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Please follow the topic by clicking on the "Follow this topic" button, and make sure a tick is in the "receive notifications" and is set to "Instantly". Any replies should be made in this topic by clicking the "Reply to this topic" button.
Important information in my posts will often be in bold, make sure to take note of these.
I will attempt to reply as soon as possible, and normally within 24 hours of your reply. If this is not possible or I have a delay then I will let you know.
I will bump a topic after 3 days of no activity, and then will give you another 2 days to reply before a topic is closed. If you need more time than this please let me know.
Let's get going now
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Hi Twinmum,We need to remove some programs with Revo Uninstaller Free:
 Note: Revo Uninstaller is more thorough in deleting programs on your computer than using the Add/Remove option in Windows. Since it is a more powerful tool, please be sur... Read more

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Hi, my friend downloaded a virus onto my computer. The name of the offensive program is "Antivir Solution Pro." It currently has a couple pop-up window opens and has a fake windows security alert. I am unable to use IE (hijacked) or chrome (can't open). Thank goodness for FireFox.

When I realized what had happened, I restarted in safe mode and ran malware bytes then HJT. I posted my logs below, MWB first. Please let me know next steps including whether they should/ can be done in safe mode since everything I try to open (inlcuding the notepad just now) has a pop-up saying that the software is infected and asks if I want to run the AV software.

Thanks!

MALWAREBYTES:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2974
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 (Safe Mode)

7/17/2010 04:41:28 PM
mbam-log-2010-07-17 (16-41-28).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 126221
Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 0 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 5
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 3

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{afd4ad01-58c1-47db-a404-fbe00a6c5486} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{afd4ad01-58c1-47db-a404-fbe00a6c5486} (Trojan.B... Read more

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Hi Tech support,

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

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

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

Many thanks

Almann101 (Alex)

A:Unable to install any programs

Please do the following:

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

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

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

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

Does anyone have any clue to why this would be?
 

A:Unable to install programs

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

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

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

Thanks!
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Has anyone else ever seen this before?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Unable to install programs

Can you access the internet?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Since I need that for Rollback.

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

Does anyone know a work around for that.
Thank you

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

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

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

A:Unable to install programs

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kimig1


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas?
 

A:Unable to Install Programs

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I am having trouble installing new programs. The error message is "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have appropriate permission to access item". I have administrator privileges, try to install as administrator. I checked the security under properties and checked off Run as Administrator. I can't relate it to anything that I have installed. The only thing new is Windows Update and I haven't checked the reasons for the updates. I may try system restore.
Thank you for any help.
Joanne

Windows Vista SP2

A:Unable to install new programs

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

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


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

press enter then type:-

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

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

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

or:

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

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

A:Unable to install programs, please help.

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

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Hi all, Had some problems with installing programs at the moment, I'm trying to keep on top of my system being clean and all. At present I cannot install any of the following for example Ad-Aware, Spybot, Housecall, CWS Shredder (updater) etc which worries me. Whenever I try installing programs I generally get messages stating: 'FILE CORRUPT' in the case of spybot it won't let me install the core component spybot files during midway through its installation. Did a combofix earlier on which has settled nothing but alas I am informed on the rules not to post about that so here are my details:Defogger done.DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by John Paul at 2:30:42.51 on 18/02/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18882 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.2814.1658 [GMT 0:00]SP: COMODO Defense+ *enabled* (Updated) {043803A4-4F86-4ef7-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Outdated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *enabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}FW: COMODO Firewall *enabled* {043803A3-4F86-4ef6-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe... Read more

A:Unable to install security programs

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEnetsvcsmsconfigsafebootminimalsafebootnetworkactivexdrivers32%systemroot%�... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2220 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2940 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293481 MB, Free - 204244 MB; D: Total - 11760 MB, Free - 1135 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, Napa, HP P/N, ULSL84007544
Antivirus: Surewest Internet Security 2010 powered by Zasdpersky, Immunet Protect.com and periodic scans by Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Within the past few days, each time I try to install a recently downloaded program, the process halts and freezes when the installation is about 20% complete. I then get the following error message:

"AWC.exe - Unable to Locate Component
This application has failed to start because STFix.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

That's very confusing because, or course, I'm unable to do the re-installation. Also, when I Google "STFix.dll", it appears to be described as malware.

Can anyone help me on this?

Jim D'Orso
 

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My laptop is currently running very sluggish. I have tried installing Avast!, but with no luck. It wouldn't let me install it, kept saying something went corrupt. Please help!!
 

A:Unable to install programs and very slow

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I am using XP Home Edition - & I am unable to open any of my programs eg. CCleaner /Adobe photoshop 7.01 including Microsoft update /Windows update /programs update, with these programs when pressed this appears - Choose the program you want to use to open file
File Photoshop.exe for Adobe photoshop 7.01???

Also unable to download new programs eg Avast from the web.
every time I start to download I press Run, when the box asks me Do you want to run or save this file? I press run for the next box which says do you want to run this software Then this message appears, Choose the program you want to use to open this file, A list of my prog that a have.

Please help!!!
 

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I can honestly say I have some knowledge when it comes to computers and usually I solve it when something is wrong, but I can't figure this one out. I don't know what to do or what's wrong basically. A few days ago I was supposed to be updating a few of the programs I have, the first being Windows Live Messenger. It wasn't working so I thought they wanted us to go to the new one. I go to do that and it was installing until I got this: "Could not access network location %APPDATA%\.

Please close all other programs, and then try again. It looks like another program is preventing the installer from working. hr:0x80070643"


So I go to un-install the old one (which I don't it even did) and I tried again, and again the same thing. I've also tried un-installing it from Smarty Un-installer 2009, did it and tried to install it again, and that didn't even work. I haven't tried again since.

That same day I tried updating iTunes. That failed. Safari didn't update neither did iTunes, but the iPhone Configuration Utility thing did (I just noticed). I tried going the website and downloading from there, I thought it was going to install, but it didn't give a message saying it could not access %APPDATA%\. This one didn't un-install, because iTunes is still accessable on the other accounts.

I'm completing a scan now for any viruses (I don't think any will show up), I also tried installing Malwarebytes to do a scan for that (said the same thing: couldn't access %APP... Read more

A:Unable to upgrade/install programs

Hi Abbawolf

https://www.microsoft.com/communitie...r=US&sloc=&p=1

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My computer is freezing when trying to uninstall programs.  I also recently tried installing Word and the system is telling me that my version of Windows is not legitimate (yes I'm sure it is actually legitimate).  
 
Thanks for the help.
 

A:Unable to install/uninstall programs

 To help with the problem determination please download and run Speccy.
 After running it, click File -> Publish snapshot... Copy and paste the link it gives you into your next post.
 
 Then download MiniToolBox and run it with the following boxes checked:
 
List last 10 Event Viewer Errors
 
List Installed Programs
 
List Users, Partitions, and Memory size
 
List Minidump files
 
Good luck.
 
Copy the resulting log and paste into a reply here.

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I have a Gateway laptop running Windows 7 and I was trying to install the new version of iTunes but it told me that "There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.". I went to the support at iTunes (Trouble installing iTunes or QuickTime for Windows), and I tried taking the steps at the bottom of the page, since none of the topics listed looked like what I was looking for. I had some problems emptying my Temp directory (Step 1), I figured it was because I run skype, so I deleted the iTunes related files, and restarted. I ran into problems with actually uninstalling iTunes, I couldn't uninstall the Apple Software Update, for the same reason I couldn't install iTunes in the first place. I googled it, and I found a link to the Installation Package for Windows, and I tried downloading it but it said something like "The update is not relevant to your computer", not exactly that, but close to it. So then I tried running FixCleaner, as I read online that it would repair the Windows Installer, so I ran it, it said it fixed a ton of stuff, and I tried installing iTunes again and it still didn't work. I have no idea what to do now and I'm tired of trying to figure it out. Oh, and I found that installing iTunes didn't work last Tuesday, the 27th. I haven't been able to deal with it until now because I was away. So please, if someone could help,... Read more

A:Unable to Install/Uninstall Programs

Hi and welcome to TSF please start by reading through here before troubleshooting any further Troubleshoot problems installing and uninstalling programs on Windows-based computers

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I've recently discovered that Norton Internet Security was turn off, when I tried to turn it on nothing happened. I've also discovered that I can't uninstall programs ... nor can I install them.

I do not have a boot cd or install discs readily available, but I'm sure I could acquire them if needed.


*** GMER was unable to scan properly; Message is as follows
C:\windows\system 32\config\system: cannot find file specified ***


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64
Run by BellaDonna at 2:25:41.82 on Thu 05/13/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2814.1782 [GMT -5:00]


============== 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 LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agr64svc.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
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A:Unable to Install/Uninstall Programs

Hello BDGNoLa,

It looks like you already tried System Restore a couple of times. Were they successfully completed and if so, have you tried to go back a bit further?

What happens when you try to install or uninstall a program?

Do you recall Norton alerting you to any malware before this happened?

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When I try to run microsoft office professional or office 2003 it says that the windows installer is not present or that the computer is in safe mode. Well im almost positive its not in safe mode because i really dont know much abou starting it in safe mode. So i dont know what the deal is with the installer not being there but all i know is that i cant access any files on the cds for professional or 2003. Thanks.

Dan
 

A:Unable to install programs from MS office cd

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Have Windows 7 32 bit. I am unable to run the installers on several programs I have downloaded. I am logged in as Administrator and have tried 'Run as Administrator' on these programs. Nothing will install!

Trying to install McAfee Installer and get error message: You need Internet Explorer or a later version to install your McAfee software. Please upgrade then try installing again. - have IE 11

Tried Reg Clean Pro (may have started my problem) and got error message: Runtime Error (at20:722) RegSvr32 failed with exit code 0x5

Tried to install Microsoft Security Essentials and got error: Cannot complete the Security Essentials installation. An error prevented the Security Essentials setup wizard from completing successfully. Please restart your computer and try again. Error code: 0x80070005 - restart did not work

Tried Microsoft Fix it and got: Troubleshooting cannot continue because an error has occurred. We're sorry, but the program encountered a runtime error. Please try again later. [Code 80070005]

Any advice other than not using registry cleaners?
 

A:Unable to install programs on Windows 7

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Hi all, great looking site!

A good friend of mine asked me to pop round and hell him install some software that he has been struggling with.

Currently, he uses only Windows firewall and Sunbelt's Counterspy but the license is close to running out. I advised him that he needs something a little more substantial (firewall, antivirus and spyware protection), so he went out and bought Norton IS 2009.

As I said, he struggled to remove Counterspy and install NIS. I tried too (and other IS trial programs) and each time was met with the 'Another installer is currently running. Please wait for it to complete and try again.' message.

I tried closing almost every program/service and was met with the dreaded message time and time again.

I ran Hijackthis and was given the log below. Any ideas?

Many thanks

Mattress


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:04:08, on 17/04/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
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A:Unable to install/remove programs

Is this post in the correct section?

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I have a shiny new install of XP professional. I reformatted the drive because I was having all kinds of issues. I installed SP3 as an update, and it tore up the hard disk pretty badly, so I bought a copy of XP Pro that had SP3 with it, so it would install all as one.

it installed like a dream. The SP3 as an update crashed about four times during install.

At any rate, I was reinstalling my software, and such, when it wanted to update. so I stopped installing my software, and let it login to Microsoft and get the files it wanted. It downloaded, and installed 64 updates.

Now, I can't install my software. It seems that all of a sudden, I am unable to install any Adobe software. Photo shop, Acrobat, nothing. Strike that, I was able to install Dream weaver. What it does is nothing. I click on setup, and I see the working icon for about 10 seconds, the CD whirs, and the hard disk light flashes a few times, then nothing. When I call up task manager, it shows setup.exe as running. It's acting like a TSR. I have three other XP SP3 systems, and the installer comes up on all three.

Another problem I am having is it keeps disconnecting my wireless connection from the router every 10 minutes, and the only way to get a connection back is to repair it. Granted it only takes a few seconds, but it can't do it on it's own, it just says unable to connect to JimBo (my SSID, Imagine that ). When I right click the wireless icon,. and select repair, three seconds later,... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Unable to install some programs

I almost forgot, I also lost Hibranate, and Standby.

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Hi: I am having trouble with the installer in Win7 64 pro not being able to complete installs and I am wondering if I might be infected with virtumonde or some other variant. Though AVAST has not reported any strange activity. How should I proceed?

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After installing the new kaspersky pure. Ive been able to accomplish alot, I accidentally tried to update itunes, now i can't add music to my phone.... sigh. My printer is very unresponsive(printing onto paper.) My logitec wifi/bltth mouse feels like the usb driver has been reprogrammmed.
 
I'm using a new trial of Norton Antivirus now.
 
None of that is really relevant though, here are the read outs on my cbs.log,
If you can help me, that is much appreciated. My family member has a copy of windows7homepremium,which id like to obtain soon.
Ive been reading onto how to replace these files and will continue to reread the material, regarding the issues im having now.
 
2014-10-20 12:54:20, Info                  CSI    0000032c [SR] Verifying 57 (0x0000000000000039) components
2014-10-20 12:54:20, Info                  CSI    0000032d [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2014-10-20 12:54:21, Info                  CSI    0000032f [SR] Verify complete
2014-10-20 12:54:21, Info                  CSI    00000330 [SR] Repairing 1 components
2014-10-20 12:54:21, Info ... Read more

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Hey i have found that my computer will send me to some random webpages at times so i tried to get rid of what was doing it by using anti-virus software but whenever i try and install the software nothing happens.Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 27-04-2015 01Ran by Jesse (administrator) on MAGROTH on 28-04-2015 04:39:34Running from X:\Downloads\frstLoaded Profiles: Jesse (Available profiles: Jesse & Guest)Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: Chrome)Boot Mode: NormalTutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVCM.EXE(Beepa P/L) C:\Fraps\fraps.exe(FinalWire Ltd.) C:\Program Files (x86)\FinalWire\AIDA64 Extreme Edition\aida64.exe(Beepa P/L) C:\Fraps\fraps64.dat() C:\Program Files (x86)\puush\puush.exe(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file wi... Read more

A:Unable to open or install all AV programs

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Remove these programs in bold using the Add/Remove programs applet.TerminusDefender (HKLM-x32\...\{12DA0E6F-5543-440C-BAA2-28BF01070AFA}{da3f04c5}) (Version: - Software Publisher) <==== ATTENTIONYTD Video Downloader 4.7.2 (HKLM-x32\...\{1a413f37-ed88-4fec-9666-5c48dc4b7bb7}) (Version: 4.7.2 - GreenTree Applications SRL) <==== ATTENTION====Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 
start

CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKU\.DEFAULT -> DefaultScope {EEE6C360-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847} URL =
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File
FF Plugin-x32: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\npPandoWebPlugin.dll No File
S3 WMZuneComm; X:\Music\WMZuneComm.exe [X]
S3 ZuneNetworkSvc; X:\Music\ZuneNss.exe [X]
S3 ZuneWlanCfgSvc; X:\Music\ZuneWlanCfgSvc.exe [X]
S3 BS3391319504; \??\C:\Users\Jesse\AppData\Local\Temp\NTFS.sys [X]
S3 EagleX64; \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\EagleX64.sys [X]
S3 MBAMSwissArmy; \??\... Read more

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Hello,
I am unable to install ANY programs or updates on my pc.
system configuration:
windows 2000 pro service pack 4
BitDefender 2008
Zone Alarm

There have been changes made to the permissions, network sharing and connections.
I am getting Windows cannot open the local policy database.
Access to database has been denied. when trying to access security settings from Admin Tools...although my userid is on the Administrators group with full privileges.

my %systemroot% is set to share, everyone with full access.

I can send a HJT log if requested.

what can I do? there are also many internet pages that are no longer loading (says cookies disabled) even tho they are on the trusted list, and even with BitDefender and ZoneAlarm shut down.

I have knocked up against this for 3 days, but do not seem to be making progress, please help!
Thanks
loricar
 

A:unable to install any programs on win2000 pro

More history on the problem please. Is this your computer? Work computer?
 

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Good afternoon. Yesterday, I downloaded an update for my husband's HP printer onto his computer. At the same time, it downloaded BING, which we have never used. After that, we noticed his firewall was off, and we were unable to get it turned back on. Also, we cannot download any security. And his home page has changed. We are unable to change it back. We have Microsoft security essentials which runs regularly. In doing some research, it appears his browser has been hijacked.

Can someone please help me get his computer UN-hijacked? http://www.sevenforums.com/images/smilies/confused.gif

A:IE10 browser hijacked. Unable to load firewall or download programs.

Here are some things you might want to try:
1. Run a full scan on Security Essentials? If so, did you find any viruses?
2. Go to Start>Run>msconfig and go to the startup tab and make sure that only the items that are important (eg. Windows 7, Intel Software, Microsoft Security Essentials) items are selected; you may also be able to find the item if it has made a shortcut here.
3. Try going into safe mode and see if anything changes.
4. What you may also want to do is to get Malwarebytes and perform a scan: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

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Hi hope you can help

I've used Opera browser in the past and wanted to use it again, however I cannot install it, got this message:

Failed to modify registry Software\Classes\.html\OpenWithProgIDs\Opera.HTML. Error code: 39

Browsing the net or Opera forums have not provided any help at all.

I'm running Win 7 Ultimate on an Acer desktop,

many thanks

A:Unable to install Opera browser

did you have opera before maybe its leftover key

that cause the problem....

try to go to the key and remove it and try again...

otherwise use some registry cleaning tools like ccleaner

than try again the installtion

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Hi,

Just bought a dell xps 15 9550 and am unable to find touchpad settings, as it seems the Microsoft driver is very limited and unable to change scrolling settings no matter what I do. is there a dell driver somewhere?

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Hello,
I have a computer which is running generally slow and I cannot install any new programs on it. Every time I try to install something it almost finishes the installation and then the installer says rolling back action and an installation failed message comes up.
There was a lot of p2p software installed on this machine by my kid brother and I have used revo uninstaller to remove these and it has improved the speed somewhat but I am still unable to install programs. I did a google search on the rolling back action errors and some users on the microsoft website said that you need to run combofix, hence why I am posting in this forum. Any help and advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

A:Slow computer unable to install any programs

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Lets start with these scans.Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and... Read more

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Hi

I an unable to download/ install programs at this point and hope someone can help.

1) I have downloaded AVG antivirus program but it won't let me get updates, but I can run the program.

2) I managed to download Spybot s&d to desktop but when I try and install the program I get the following message:

Error sending request
A connection with the server could not be established

3) I managed to download Ultimate Bet but the main page says it cannot display the webpage

I am running Windows Vista Ultimate on a Acer Aspire5680 laptop with a wireless connection to a telus 2wire router/modem.

A:Unable to download/install programs updates

I assume you've restarted your computer a few times since you posted. Any changes, or are things still stalling?

It looks to me like you've got a firewall blocking outgoing access there (possibly as far as blocking all outgoing connections).

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Google links redirect to windowsclick.com and I am unable to install any programs such as avast, avira, spybot, etc... I currently have AVG installed, but when I scan my computer it brings up a bunch of files identified as viruses, but it is unable to remove any of them even as a power user. At this point I really don't know what to do next...Also I would have used the dds psuedo hjt but it kept telling me that the batch file could not be found.Thanks in advance for any help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:49:56 PM, on 7/28/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe... Read more

A:Google Redirect/unable to install programs

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.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.My name is Syler, I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. Whilst I am helping you, I wouldbe grateful if you would note the following: Please do not run other tools or scans unless I ask you to and follow all the steps I give you, in order.
Copy and paste all logs requested in you reply, Do not attach them unless asked too.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask before you proceed with my instructions.
Please continue to work with me, until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
If I do not hear back from you within 5 days of my last post, then this topic will be closed.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereNote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just update then run it.Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest ve... Read more

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Hello, I've been having a few issues with my computer lately, and as this forum has often saved my hide a few times in the past, I figured I'd come back and beg for some more mercy.
 
First off, the operating system I'm running is Windows Vista Home Premium. This computer was given to me by a friend a few years back, and though not the best computer, it does MOST of what I need it to. After receiving the computer, I did a factory reset, and have had no problems for well over a year, until a day or two ago.
 
Now for the problems! My mother was on the computer the other day, saying she took a picture and was trying to put it on the computer to show me. She then proceeded to tell me that something was installed, and after trying to decipher a computer illiterate person's description of what had happened, I eventually just went about my day. A few hours later, while playing a game online, I got a BSOD saying something like "BAD_POOL_blahblah", can't remember the last part. I chalked that up to a hardware failure, and went back on the computer and resumed what I was doing.
 
Later that day, I tried to install CCleaner to help tidy some things up, and when I attempted to install the .EXE, nothing happened. I tried again, and again, the same thing. And by nothing happened, I mean I double-clicked the .EXE, and literally NOTHING HAPPENED AT ALL. I also downloaded another .EXE for uTorrent, and was met with the same problem.
 
About an hour ago, I was attempting t... Read more

A:BSOD's, Unable to install programs via downloaded .exe's

Oh joy, one more thing I just noticed, it seems that whatever I just did to the registry, when I right-click an .EXE file to install, the first option says ""%1" %*" instead of "Run...".

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Hello,
My Vista Home Premium suddenly changed so that it does not install new programs unless the installation source is on the system drive C:
Depending on the program I try to install, I get error messages ranging from plain "installation cannot continue" to "cannot create temporary file".
This I have overcome by copying the installation source to C: but not all programs do allow it; must be installed from the original location.
Help, please.

A:[SOLVED] Unable to install new programs to Vista

Download Temp File Cleaner To safely remove temporary files. If you still have problems, go to Start/Search and type CMD right click the CMD icon in the Search Results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes and Restart the computer. Check Disk will run at next bootup and fix any file errors.

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Hey guys, topic says it pretty much... every time i try to install any installation file(.exe), my windows seems to exit explorer.exe in task mananger and re-open it... ived also noticed im not able to open some programs such as VLC player etc,

Thanks,

MJ

A:unable to install any programs/installation files

updated MBAM and did a quick scan...

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.39
Database version: 2486
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

23/07/2009 10:02:53 PM
mbam-log-2009-07-23 (22-02-53).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 83259
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 2 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Hi Guys,

I feel like i have tried everything but i am unable to get my computer 100%

randomly started with McAfee Enterprise V8.0.0 not updating, windows media player not opening and VLC not having any sound... dxdiag showed an error with my soundcard but when i checked...these were OK. i appeared to resolve this issue with checking through my registy files and doing a bit of cleaning but now McAfee will update but stays constantly disabled and i am unable to install certain files, before it was IE8 but now that is my default browser as firefox wont install whenever i double click the .exe, same with google chrome, they just dont open.... below is my hijackthis log... many thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:53:19, on 25/04/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.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\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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I'm also unable to navigate to any antivirus site on the web.Any advise would be appreciated.Thanks

DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Helen at 10:29:55.53 on Sun 01/18/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.702.426 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)
FW: Kerio Personal Firewall *enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TODDSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
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A:Unable to install any anti-malware programs

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.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 description of your problem, 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. Also please explain your problem as fully as possible. Each little detail will help in getting your system cleaned up and functional again.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scans:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop. (try downloading using another computer)alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are conn... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 189280 MB, Free - 20269 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corp., Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: None

I had a problem with a website while running Microsoft Security Essentials. I tried to reinstall MSE but I keep getting an error during the installation. I also tried to install AVG with no luck. It is like I can't install programs.

Help.
 

A:Unable to install anti-virus programs

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]Hi - In the past couple of weeks I have been having a problem accessing certain programs. I am running Vista.
I cannot open itunes or any assosiated programs and am also having problems accessing any microsoft programs (word, etc). This is a problem in both start up bar and desk top icons. The following appears when I try to access them
"Another installation is already in progress. Complete that installation before proceeding with this install."

I have tried to uninstall programs in control panel but the following message appears -
"Another program is being installed, please wait until that installation is complete, and then try installing this software again"

I am at a lose as what to do next. I was advised and have tried to do a windows install clean up but it comes up with "error 1500" when I try to download the program

I am not totally up on computer speak an so do not understand what these errors are.

Any help would be most appreciated. I am most worried that I may loose all of the photos I have stored on my machine which would be awful!
Kind Regards in anticipation
NorthernBird

A:Help! Unable to install/uninstall or access programs

After you boot into Windows, right-click on the Taskbar and open Task Manager. Click on the Processes Tab and look for a process using an unusual amount of CPU cycles and note what they are and post back

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The computer will not allow me to install or uninstall programs. When I try to install a program, it says: "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)."
(Therefore I was unable to install and run Defogger, DDS and Gmer so the diagnostics are not attached).
When I try to uninstall a program, it restarts Windows Explorer.
The time on the computer has also been changing, and when I try to edit the time settings, it comes up with the same error message. I cannot access other settings, including internet options, either.
Windows 7.
Thanks and hope you can help.

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