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Q: PDF Complete continuous prompts

PDF Complete came pre-installed on my HP Pavilion desktop. Recently, every time I open a PDF document, I get a prompt to update to the latest version. I've done the update several times, and I keep checking the box that says "Do not show this message in the future", but this prompt keeps popping up. How can I stop this annoying prompt? I'm about ready to uninstall PDF Complete. thank you.

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Preferred Solution: PDF Complete continuous prompts

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.)


My business laptop (Elitebook 8440p) was upgraded to WIN 7 Enterprise Edition, and now when I attempt to use my CAC to access my Government client's webmail I get continuous prompts to enter my smartcard pin.  The CAC works OK on other computers (WIN
VISTA and WIN 7 Professional) where I only need to enter the pin 1 time.  Computer techs have been unable to ID the problem.

A:Continuous Prompts to Enter Smart Card Pin

Hi RufusTFirefly,
Refer to this http://militarycac.com/noactivclientwindows7.htm. It gives the details information.
Hope you find the clue.
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your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I have Windows 10 with Microsoft Edge for my engine browser but when I attempt to use my CAC to access any Government websites I get continuous prompts to enter my smartcard pin.  Please advice



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I have a Gateway GT5014 desktop computer purchased in late 2005. Recently, the computer has had problems with connecting to a wireless network, and we thought buying a new wireless USB adapter would fix the problem.

Instead we found that the entire Network Connections service had been wiped out, and trying to access Services.msc through Run would yield an "MMC could not create the snap-in" error. I have tried to fix this specific problem exclusively but could not find a solution.

So, considering that the computer has not been completely restored once in 8 years, and has seen it's fair share of viruses, malware, and a lot of software installations, we decided a clean, factory restore would help sort things out.

We came across these issues when trying to attempt a restore:

1. First we tried a System Restore to a previous time where we saw less problems. It ended up being incomplete and no changes were made to the system.

2. Second, we found the original Gateway Recovery Disk and inserted it and followed the directions. While rebooting, we were able to press R, and then when it says "Preparing System Recovery Options..." it seems it's about to load, but then suddenly reboots right after we see a Gateway loading screen, making it an infinite loop if we keep trying to press R.

2. We then created 3 disks from the Gateway Recovery utility on the computer. They all burned fine, but the same issue above happened, as with the original Gateway Recov... Read more

A:Gateway will not complete System Recovery (continuous reboot loop)

It sounds like your HDD may have some issues.
Download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the drive. If either tests fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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I've got a problem I just can't see any way of fixing.

My son's Acer Aspire laptop is about a year old and has worked just fine. Recently he decided he needed to free up more room on the hard drive and figured he would uninstall some components from his Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003. Not sure exactly what he took out, but now the computer is in a continuous, never-ending loop of:

The Windows Installer box comes up saying "Preparing to install...". It seems to "flash", like it starts to go off then pops up again. Several times.

Then a box comes up saying:
Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
Installing Error: File not found
A required installation file SKU112.CAB could not be found.
Original installation source required.

It says to to browse for the source, so I put in the CD and choose it, but then the following box comes up:
"Error 25091: Set up failed to change the source"

When I cancel ANY of the boxes I mentioned above, the "Windows Installer Preparing to install" pops right back up again. Hit cancel on it and it pops right back. Again and again. It never goes away.

Sometimes a box comes up saying:
Please wait while windows configures Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003"
But the progress bar never budges. Left it up 24 hours even.
Then I cancel that and - yep - the Windows Installer preparing to install jumps back into its loop.

I tried to uninstall the Office, but it won't let me. ... Read more

A:Windows Installer in continuous loop...continuous loop...

Is the computer operable at all?

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I recorded this earlier today:

After several minutes, it was still going:

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On my HP laptop, the "Complete" sound plays after a CD burn, import or app update is complete. The "Page Load Complete" sound plays after download of an app and at various other time I can't recall off the top of my head. Some people find these sounds annoying and disable them. I, however, like them as they let me know what's going on when I'm away from the computer.

On iTunes on my Maingear desktop, these sounds do not play at the prescribed times. In fact, the only time they play at all is if I go to System Sounds, select them and press the "Test" button. They are selected and are pointed to the correct file location but, they do not play in iTunes when they are supposed to.

Any ideas?

A:iTunes Complete & Page Load Complete

Are you saying that on your HP laptop Apple's Itunes plays Microsoft's sounds?

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I am using an HP Notebook. When I recently tried to boot up I can hear it churning but it can't complete the boot up because all I get is a black screen.
Tried to boot up from my Windows 7 disc, but the same thing happens.
Any help with this problem would be appreicated.


A:computer won't complete complete boot up

anything on the screen at all when you first turn the laptop on?

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I need to get rid of the REALLY annoying prompts from HP asking me to sign up to their Extended Service Plan and their Easy Internet Sign Up. These prompts have been appearing more frequently recently.
We've tried the fix suggested in a previous post on Tech Support, ie : de-activating the HP Advisor but still they come, thick and fast.
Is this legal ? Can they continue to harrass me like this ? All I did was buy a piece of hardware. Never again with HP if this is how they behave ! I have an HP G6000 using Vista.
Thanks in advance for your help.

A:HP pop up prompts

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I have to Overwrite all day long, lots and lot of files.
2 issues.
1. every time I overwrite, I have to go throught the several prompt dialogs --- how to avoid???

2. i just did an overwrite from one drive to another and it appears to have merged rather than full overwrite?

A:Overwrite -- without Prompts

Hi Bobmane.

Overwrite Word files? Batch replacing files? Just want to know if these prompts are coming from a program or the operating system. Thanks!

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Hi, I am wondering if there is a way to copy folders & files without getting the "Confirm Folder Replace" and the "Copy And Replace" prompts. I am wanting to copy & overwrite files when an older one exists, and do this without receiving prompts. Is this possible?

A:copying without prompts??

command prompt

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I installed Windows 7 yesterday, and it was working fine, until (after installing several applications) I noticed I can't display anything with IE any more. Firefox is my default browser, however if I open IE, instead of displaying the page I just get a standard download prompt. I haven't changed the home page yet, so it is still uk.msn.com. When I open IE I am prompted for:

Do you want to save or open this file?
Name: us_gb.htm
Type: Unknown File Type
From: uk.msn.com

IE refuses to display any pages of any type (including html and xml files). IE usually exits as soon as I click either Open, Save or Cancel. However, I have managed to click on the new tab button, which makes it ask me if I want to save or open a file called "newtab", it also occasionally asks if I want to save or open a dll file. It even asks me if I want to save or open "about:blank". I have tried resetting IE using Internet Options in the control panel, but it doesn't have any effect.

Does anyone know how to solve this?



A:IE prompts to download everything

Hi Jonny,

I would take a look at what add-ons you have installed for IE8 from tools-manage add-ons, then show all add-ons. See if it lists any ones that look out of place, maybe you can post a screenshot of them all. You could also run IE with no add-ons, (safe mode) to see if you still have these problems.

I would also run a full scan with whatever Anitvirus program you have installed, if you even do, and Malwarebytes.

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I use SSM to install softpaqs. The software is not suppressing all of the dialog boxes. I am running from a command line script using switches /a /install /noreboot. Log files show errors, but do not include any useful diagnostic material.   

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This comment from another thread made me again revisit the UAC prompt.

Certainly, if you run a new application the first time and tell Windows its OK by right-clicking the installer and choosing Run As Administrator, you shouldn't get any more prompts the next time you run it.

I don't have a lot of programs but several security related programs (CCleaner, MBAM, SpywareBlaster, etc.) and many other non security programs always trigger the UAC prompt.

I have tried to change the privilege level to "run as administrator" but that doesn't work, always get UAC prompt.

I know there is a thread about creating a shortcut that will eliminate the UAC prompt but what about the above statement? I tried it with the CCleaner installer but I still get the UAC prompt.

Or is it just that these programs and the way they are written will always trigger the prompt?

It is a bit annoying and I think about my wife when she may try to use the programs and how the prompt will scare her.

Am I missing something?

A:UAC prompts revisited

When you log in and run applications, in Windows 7 you run as a standard user who can elevate to admin rights when necessary. But the rest of the time, you have standard user privs.

When you launch an application like Ccleaner, the program starts as a local user, but requires admin level privs in order to do what it needs to do. The reason for the prompt, is to let you know that the application is elevating it's priv level. It's a safeguard and if something like your web browser all of a sudden wants to elevate, it should make you stop and think "huh, why does this need admin level access".

The UAC prompt doesn't bother me. I hardly see it. And when it does pop up for apps like Ccleaner or malwarebytes, I just click on the OK and keep going. I've never understood why some found it so terribly aggravating.

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Are the command prompts the same in W7 as they are in XP-PRO. The normal ones like check disk, device manager,m/s information ect.

A:Command Prompts

You talking about these?chkdsk



winverYes, they work just the same as in XP, albeit with a few modifications (more/different available parameters and such).

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I keep getting messenger prompts saying my registry is corrupted or i'm having lots of spyware activity in my computer and prompts me to visit the few websites to fix spyware and viruses.

I've done adaware scan and spybot scans along with anti-virus scan using my norton internet security with latest virus defination and comfirmation scan with housecall. Below i my hijack log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:25:51 AM, on 5/24/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx... Read more

A:Messenger prompts

Here i what I would like you to do, first...

Go to www.grc.com and run Steve's program, "Kill the Messenger".

Then, see if your pop-up problem doesn't settle down.

We should look at one more HJT log, of the newest version, anyway.

Please download HijackThis http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/HijackThis.exe - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Get HijackThis Analyzer http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/KRC%...20Analyzer.zip and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in 'y' if you agree. The 'result.txt' file will open up in Notepad. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. You don't need to post the original hijackthis.log (unless we ask for it). Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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Howdy to everyone,
I recently did a restore image due to problems. Everything seems to be running alright except that I don't get the UAC prompt windows before a clicked program runs.
I thought this was an added layer of protection and if so, would like it to happen.
What did I do, not do and how might I correct this issue.
Thanks for any assistance.

A:UAC Prompts disappeared

Sometimes things get broken when you restore an image.

Go to "Control Panel" --> "User Accounts" -->

"Change User Account Control Settings"

Set the slider to the level you want, instructions and tips are given there.

When you have finished that, and checked that it works OK, go to "Windows Update" and check for updates. This will put back any security updates you may have deleted by restoring the image.

Regards....Mike Connor

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Every time I start IE, it prompts to download an htm file: namely- msn_com.htm

Tried auto log analyzer and removed all the (file missing) entries, but they always reappear when I re-scan. And no fix on the IE issue. Please help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:09:11 PM, on 9/30/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16839)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe,
O2 - BHO: HP Print Enhancer - {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {318A227B-5E9F-45bd-8999-7F8F10CA4CF5} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: avast! WebRep - {... Read more

A:HJT Log: IE prompts download

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I have a script running every minute via Task Scheduler that pulls stats from my router for plotting over time, every minute a pop up appears saying something like "How do you want too open this type of file VBS" with Windows Script Host" even though its set as default for VBS files??

does anyone know how I can prevent this message appearing?

funny thing is if I run the VBS file myself it works just fine?

code in script:

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run chr(34) & "C:\ADSL_stats\Scripts\HG612-getADSLstats.BAT" & Chr(34), 0
Set WshShell = Nothing


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I've been having that infamous error code 737D for over a year now when attempting to install update for SQL Server 2005 SP3. I got around to fixing it today (been having frequent blue screens, no idea if it's related, but can't hurt to update it finally) following the advice in this thread:

Error Message on Update

It did work, however now there's another update lined up - which is essentially SP1. Now, I might have no idea what I'm doing, but this seems fishy even to me. Should I go ahead with the update after all or not?

A:Prompts me to go back to SP1

Please take a screenshot up the update.

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No real reason to do this , just curiosity,
In windows xp if i go to start>run then type command to get a dos box, can anyone give me the command to change the command prompt to my hard disk partitions, ie C:\ to E:\,
Coz i tried to change to my various partiotions but all i seem to be able to see is C:\

any help appreciated.

A:Changing prompts

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First things first. I disabled UAC and I turned off SmartScreen as I find them both annoying.

Why do some many programs require Admin privileges when my user account has it already? Why does a program like 7-Zip give me a message that I need elevated privileges when I right click on a zip file and select the option to extract it to the folder 7-Zip lists? I have granted all the 7-Zip executables Admin privileges. If I didn't I have problems extracting some rar/zip files where some files would not extract mostly executables.

It seems that W8 wants to annoy the hell out of me. Under W7 I also disabled UAC and never had the prompts for the same things that W8 does.

I'm running W8 Pro x64 from Technet, so it's RTM.

A:Why does W8 have so many security prompts?

Windows 8 has no more prompts than Windows 7. You also did not disable UAC, otherwise you would not get such prompts. UAC is the only thing that will allow those prompts.

In fact, you can't really disable UAC (well, you can, but there's no ui for it), all you can do is lower the threshold in which prompts appear.

User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8

What you are seeing is because the folders you are trying to extract to still have Windows 7 security ACL's. You have not yet granted ownership to your Windows 8 account.

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OK, time for someone to help me.

I loaded SP2 onto my laptop, and I can't figure out how to stop Internet Explorer from screening my downloads and making me click through their stupid security! It isn't obvious in the settings, though I must just be missing something. It's the only real annoyance I have with it, but it is really annoying!

A:IE prompts for downloads


Not sure either apply to your specific issue...

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I have a wireless USB adaptor plugged into a 5yr old desktop. Trying to connect to a sky broadband router. I have succeeded using a wep key prompt after amending router settings from wpa password default. The connection wizard only prompts for a wep key input. How do you get it to ask for a wpa key password? I want to amend router settings back to wpa key password. Operating system windows xp.

A:Solved: Wpa and wep prompts

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Hi! I was wondering if is there any way to get rid of the UAC Prompts if I am using a non-admin account? And also...is there any way to figure out what the admin account password is if I forgot the admin password? I can't seem to log into it and I didn't create a password reset disk either. Please help A.S.A.P.! Thanks!



I'm using Windows Vista SP1 Home Premium
on a Dell Inspiron 530.


A:Annoying UAC Prompts

Launch MSCONFIG by from the Run menu.Click on the Tools tab. Scroll down till you find "Disable UAC" . Click on that line.

Press the Launch button.A CMD window will open. When the command is done, you can close the window.Close MSCONFIG. You need to reboot the computer for changes to apply.You can re-enable UAC by selecting the "Enable UAC" line and then clicking on the Launch button.

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Hi all,

I'm trying to disable the following IE security prompt:

"You are about to be redirected to a connection that is not secure. The information that you are sending to the current site may be retransmitted to a nonsecure site. Do you want to continue?"

I'm doing this for a Intranet network that is completely isolated from the Internet, so the security implications are taken care of.

I've unchecked all the warning settings in IE's Internet Options->Advanced section, but still I get this prompt?

Anyone any clues on this?


A:Disabling IE security prompts

Tools, Internet Options, Security, Local intranet, Custom Level, Under Miscellaneous, Access data sources across domains, click on Enable.

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I just wanted to report an issue I was having with iTunes, not TOO big of a deal since it still works. But here and there when I open the program it prompts me to Agree to the End User License Agreement and then proceeds to open the program. The only time I have ever run across this was right after I installed the program and if in any circumstance my iTunes Library was lost. Fortunately when the program loads soon after it does show my entire library. This has happened to me at random about 3 times and is not every time.

Anyone else having this issue?

I am using RC (64 bit).

A:iTunes on RC b4 bit prompts EULA

I had a problem during loading; it got about 80% loaded then locked up. Rebooted then reloaded, now it is working fine. Attempted to see if it was possible to create your situation, albeit couldn't. Might try reloading. Can't think of anything else.

Using RC 64 bit on a Q9300 Quad (Intel)

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When using internet explorer, it always pops up a list of things i have answered in little text boxes (i.e. possible login names at hotmail, possible searches at yahoo, etc). How can I get this to stop?

A:internet explorer prompts

<font face="comic sans ms" color="#577ac6">In IE, go to Tools > Internet Options > Content tab > AutoComplete button.
To clear the lists, click the Clear Forms button, then click OK.
To stop the lists, uncheck the items listed there, then click OK.</font>

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Good morning,
Im running Win7 64. IE9 patched up to date. I installed two programs that assist with World of Tanks data. I normally do not take a chance with something like these stand alone programs (Dokaninstall was one of them, the other I unstalled and dont have the download anymore). Since installing these, most pages loaded into IE give the option to allow scripts or activex controls. This didnt happen before. Ive unstalled the programs, restarted the pc, it still gives me the popup that I am concerned about. Any ideas why this should suddenly have started?

A:IE9 prompts to run scripts or activex

Hello SGarv,

You might see if also completely resetting IE9 back to default may help.

Internet Explorer - Reset

Hope this helps,

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I have a computer infected, prompting he wuauclt.exe message. The problem is that I can not run any program, defoggger, DDs, nothing. Therefore, following instructions I re-started in safe mode with networking, ran exehelper, ran Rkill, then DDS, then GMER. The results as follows:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Alex at 0:31:01.39 on Fri 07/16/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18904Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2045.1538 [GMT -5:00]SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Windows�... Read more

A:Virus with WUAUCLT.EXE prompts

Hello Please do The following. do it in normal mode first, run RKill and try combofix if it will not run , do in safe mode as we did the othersIt may be helpful for you to print out or take a copy of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.:run combofix:Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixPlease ensure you read this guide carefully Please continue as follows:Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you. Please include the report in your next post:C:\ComboFix.txt"information and logs"In your next post I need the following Log From Combofixlet me know of any problems you may have hadHow is the computer doing now?Gringo

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I have a Seagate FreeAgent backup drive and i'm using the real-time backup software that came with (works very well). The annoyance is that any time the machine reboots, these programs are set by design and choice to launch, BUT the UAC prompt comes up asking for permission for each of the two associated programs....

I'm sure i've seen a tutorial on this but i just can't find it. How do i turn off the UAC warning for just these specific applications?


A:Block UAC prompts for certain programs

You can try the MSCONFIG and under the General TAB, you will notice that the Radio Button is selected on the selective startup. Make it normal startup and that should fix the problem.

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My mother is running Windows 8.1 on her new ASUS laptop. She's retired and it's common for her to get up periodically to check on something in the kitchen. When she comes back to the computer, it prompts her for the password so that she can verify her identity. She struggles with typing the password due to her lack of keyboarding knowledge and the mixed-case nature of the password and I could help with that by changing the password but I'm trying to understand why she is being prompted for the password in the first place.

I assumed that the screen saver was kicking in and forcing her to login in again after an absence of a few minutes but when I checked her screen saver settings, I found that she doesn't have one; the timeout interval is greyed out and the checkbox that asks for the login screen to be shown after that interval is unchecked so the screensaver is clearly not the culprit.

What else would cause Windows to prompt her for the password (other than a reboot)? I'd like to stop Windows from prompting her for her password or, if that is not possible, would like to extend the timeout interval from whatever it is now - two or three minutes maybe? - to something like 15 or 30 minutes.

A:Frequent prompts for password?

Its possible that it could be a virus or some type of malware. I would run a scan on it with Malwarebyes AntiMalware and then use Comodo Antivirus or Comodo Internet Security to run a virus scan. How long has she had the machine?

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Since I enabled my UAC, some programs like MalwareBytes and Kodak EasyShare always prompt me to allow them to make changes. Is there an easy work-around for these annoying prompts without turning off my UAC?

A:Solved: Working around UAC prompts

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Can anyone that uses heimdal pro confirm it causes Cmd promts to open up at random times? iv'e monitored it with process explorer and it seems to open it.. but when that happens I cant see it. Unlike the other promt i see.. at random times and never have the patience to wait for it to happen with process explorer, also enabled windows logging for a week filled up my entire log... at that time I detected nothing related to the cmd window opening, after a couple of days after disabling it its back on again

A:Does Heimdal Pro cause random CMD Prompts?

Maybe it caused by the Bitsadmin process (sometimes i get this) or just some task scheduler that need to run but it can't run it due to some issue with windows.
gHacks - Microsoft Office task scheduler
tom's guide - Popping cmd due to Bitsadmin

P.s - To be sure, run on-demand scanner like zemana/EEK/Hitman Pro.

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Anyone know how to get VBS to run on the PC as a script again? I don't know how long it's been on like this for this PC (except I know its been like this for 2 weeks because this is how long the vbs has not processed for.) We don't have system restore to try that as an option.

Its icon has the standard windows blue box with 3 icons.

A:Solved: VBS prompts for Open With?

Needs WScript.exe to run....

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I am using CCleaner-64 bit and every time I use it, I am prompted if I want to allow the program to make changes to the computer. This is a real pain. Anyway to stop this prompt?

A:CCleaner always prompts to allow change?

Hi flycaster, their is usually an option to tick to prevent asking permission.

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I'm having a rather annoying problem (amongst others) with connecting to the internet just recently. It started to happen a couple of days ago.

I'm using windows 98 SE and on a 56k dial up.Using I.E 6

Anyway, 90% of the time, when its done the 30 seconds of dialling and gets to the 3 seconds of verifying the password, after two seconds, the enter username and password box pops up, even though its definately correct and is already filled in in the box that pops up. If you press ok it just keeps popping up.

The most frustrating thing is it isnt consistant, because sometimes it doesnt prompt me at all. I just don't know whats happened to it.

Its annoying as well because it ties in with one of the other three problems I have, and thats that I keep getting disconnected from the internet from no apparent reason. This has been going on for some time.

as has getting lots of page cannot be displayed errors and cannot find server errors but I don't know if theyre connected.

ran spybot, adaware, repaired IE...

thought about reinstalling IE would this help?
Or should I just burn my computer?

A:password prompts and other problems...

Hold on!! No need to burn your computer.

The problem is not in your machine but with your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Contact them for the problem. If it doesn't get solved, try some other ISP. Or use some friend's account for a day on your machine and see if the same problem continues.

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Hi. When i start up my laptop i all of a sudden got these 3 start up prompts.

Could not load or run 'C:\User\User\Local' specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference in the registry.

Could not load or run 'Settings\Application' specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference in the registry.

Could not load or run 'Data\asdlfj3\services.exe' specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference in the registry.

Is there any way i can remove these or fix this. It is really bugging me. Somebody help!

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Hi guys

Basically, when I used to turn my computer on, it would boot up as normal and go straight to my desktop, no questions asked. Now though, it boots to the login page (with user accounts on it), and I have to click my account to load the computer up.

There's only one account on the computer (mine), and it gets annoying having to click it everytime it boots up when theres only one account.

Anyone know why this has happened and how I can change it back so it doesn't ask which user account I want to log in with?

A:Prompts for login - didn't used to


Originally Posted by beveridge100

Hi guys

Basically, when I used to turn my computer on, it would boot up as normal and go straight to my desktop, no questions asked. Now though, it boots to the login page (with user accounts on it), and I have to click my account to load the computer up.

There's only one account on the computer (mine), and it gets annoying having to click it everytime it boots up when theres only one account.

Anyone know why this has happened and how I can change it back so it doesn't ask which user account I want to log in with?

Greetings, and Welcome to TSF!
Have you recently installed .NET Framework on your machine?
If you have, .NET framework 'creates' a "new" account, and this necessitates you to 'sign in'.
You can rid yourself of the sign-in by going into User Accounts, and change the way users log on, by activating 'Faster user switching'...this will also rid you of the pesky sign in box.

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Hi guys. i was wondering if you could help me with this.

"windows cannot find 'system32\'. Make sur you typed the name correctly and then try again. To search for a file. click the start button and then click search." (ok)

"Could not load or run 'system32/' specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry. (ok)
after two cycles of that same prompt the system 32 folder opens and another prompt pops up.
"windows cannot find 'WINDOWS\'. Make sur you typed the name correctly and then try again. To search for a file. click the start button and then click search." (ok)

"Could not load or run 'WINDOWS\' specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry. (ok)
after 4 cycles of that prompt another one comes up after that

"windows cannot find 'Wbem\'. Make sur you typed the name correctly and then try again. To search for a file. click the start button and then click search." (ok)

"Could not load or run 'Wbem\' specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry. (ok)
2 cycles of that prompt occurs and then another one comes up

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A:Frustrating Startup Prompts

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Hi. When i start up my laptop i all of a sudden got these 3 start up prompts.

Could not load or run 'C:\User\Local\Local' specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference in the registry.

Could not load or run 'Settings\Application' specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference in the registry.

Could not load or run 'Data\asdlfj3\services.exe' specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference in the registry.

Is there any way i can remove these or fix this. It is really bugging me. Somebody help!

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Hello Good People!

I have been googling my brains out the last 2 days trying to find a fix for my problem.

I am running xp on my home 'puter (sony vaio a-290) & an unable to use the cmd prompt.

I can open the cmd prompt now ( it used to flash & then disappear not so long ago) but am unable to type anything in it. Very frustrating.

The command prompt is almost equally frustrating. Altho it allows me to type & run an ipconfig, for some bizarre reason, it will not allow me to ping anything. If I type ping & then an ip or address, when I press enter, the command prompt closes.

I have no idea what is causing this or how this happened. PLEASE! PLEASE! I need help!

I have been working thru some ip conflicts on my wireless network (pretty much figured out but you never know...) & my inability to use my cmd & command prompts has been really frustrating in getting the ip conflicts resolved.

Any help I can get from you guys would be much, much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: CMD & Command Prompts in XP

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I have been trying to mod my system's appearance by installing dlls that came with a theme I found online. I ended up renaming Imageres.dll to Imageres.dll-bak...however after I did that I can no longer push yes or no when prompted by UAC. The actual window doesn't show up at all. All it says is that I need admin rights to do whatever it is I'm trying to do, but then doesn't show the yes or no or password thing. So I can't change it back, and can't put any new files in that folder since I can't get administrator priviledges to do so.

I also tried doing a system restore but I then got a 8x80004005 error and can't even do that.. I'm about to try enabling the built-in administrator account and see if I can make the changes there but I'm afraid to log out so I'm making this post now. Can anyone help me out?

Edit: Seems I can't even enable the built in administrator account because I can't open an elevated command prompt =/

A:Cannot respond to UAC elevation prompts

If you haven't already, see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot instead.

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Not very computer literate here. Is there an easy way to disable UAC prompts for specific programs in a standard user account? I've tried numerous things, none seem to work. Help appreciated

A:UAC Prompts for Standard User

Forgot, Windows 8.1

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please find included my hijackthis log, I was redirected to a site, and clicked the wrong button on a prompt, and cannot seem to remove the problem from my computer, I think it lists it under add/remove software, listed as internet service. it also installed a toolbar option that i disabled. can i get help please?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:04:34 PM, on 3/28/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoin... Read more

A:System Alerts, And Prompts

these are the sites it keeps re-directing me too, and making my home page.



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Hi all,

Every time I try to run a program - firefox, spotify, itunes, microsoft security essentials, hell even windows explorer - I get a User Account Control Prompt. I click allow and I can use my programs just fine, but why is the prompt coming up for EVERY SINGLE program I use, and EVERY SINGLE time?

I can't even open up things like control panel or my computer without a prompt.

What's going on, and can I fix this?


A:UAC Prompts me any time I run a program

Change it from "alwats notify" level to "default level"
Thats it

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