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IE 10 Desktop vs Windows Media Security Component Upgrade

Q: IE 10 Desktop vs Windows Media Security Component Upgrade

I've been having problem to use IE 10 Consumer Preview version (10.0.8250.0) to go through the individualization page (http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/indivsite/en/indivit.asp). Will it be fixed in next release?

Without it to upgrade the Windows Media Security Component, there is no way I can play DRM files in Windows 8. Any suggestions?

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A: IE 10 Desktop vs Windows Media Security Component Upgrade

Originally Posted by Dale

Any suggestions?

Hi, welcome. Yes, don't ever support, purchase, or otherwise add to DRM propagation.

What issue are you having?

You can check Windows Media Player to enable to send the unique id, instead. Options | Privacy tab

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When trying to play a file within azureus it tells me to download the "security component upgrade" at this site: drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/Indivsite/en/indivit.asp
however the upgrade box is grayed out.. i have tried everything to get this resolved. ActivX is running.. deleting the drm folder and running a drmreset.exe file has not solved the problem.. JUST EVERYTHING ive tried it... I would greatly appreciate any1's help on this matter.

Thank You,

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Windows XP SP3 on a PC

Last week I downloaded a WMA Audiobook using the library's Overdrive Media Console and it transferred to my MP3 player and played.
Today I downloaded another WMA Audiobook but this time I got a message that I needed to upgrade the security component in my Media Player. When I clicked the upgrade button on the Overdrive Media Console it said that I had to do it through the Media Player but when I attempt to do that I get an error message.

I've googled it and searched this forum but most of the answers were things that I already did and didn't work. I forgot to mention that when I looked in my C drive for
Documents and Settings -> All Users -> DRM - there isn't anything there at all - and I did include hidden folders.

There is software from Daniusoft - does anyone know if this will work?
Or is there a real fix?


A:Solved: Security component upgrade for DRM

I just wanted to let anyone who might be interested know what happened.
The next day I downloaded an MP3 song from a legal site and somehow that was allowed to work so I attempted the one that didn't work the day before and that worked too.
I don't know why it worked but it might work for someone else who has the same difficulties.

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I am trying to download an audiobook from my local library. I generally use Overdrive Media Console to do this. When I try to download the book I get an error message letting me know that my Windows Media Player needs a Security Upgrade in order to play the DRM files. It tells me to click on TOOLS in the Overdrive toolbar and then Windows Media Player Security Upgrade. When I do this, a dialog box appears and tells me to make sure I am connected to the internet (I am) and click OK. When I click OK - nothing happens. When I read the Windows Help file - it indicates that when I click OK in the dialog box in Overdrive, it is supposed to open WMP and another dialog box. It never does.
The Help file gives me a web site to go to where I can upgrade manually - this appears to be a Microsoft website. The Upgrade button here is grayed out.
I made sure I was using IE as the browser.
I opened WMP manually to see if there was anything I could upgrade manually there.
I can't even determine what version of WMP I have since the Properties button is grayed out.
I just bought this computer yesterday... it's running windows 8

If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it! I very much miss my audiobooks and I am literally banging my head against the wall trying to figure this out!!!


A:Windows 8 OS, Overdrive Media Console Windows Media Player Security Upgrade

Are you using an Admin account?

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Windows XP SP3 on a PC

I use the OverDrive Media Console to download audiobooks from the library. I am able to download MP3 audiobooks but when I attempted to download a WMA audiobook I got an error message 0xC00D2711 about the DRM component. I attempted to use the Windows Media Player Security Upgrade in the "tools' of the OverDrive Media Console but it didn't work. When I went to the Microsoft page for the upgrade the button wasn't clickable.

I used both IE7 and Firefox and it didn't work on both.

Is there another way of getting the upgrade to work?


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In order for me to play certain videos on my media player i need to download a secuirty upgrade. But i have a problem in accessing the microsoft web page. I've had this problem for a long time and ive tried everything but i cant get it to work and access the web page.
So my question is whether it is possible to download the security upgrade using another alternative method?

Pls advise...


A:Security upgrade for windows media player

Which version of media player do you have now ? You can download version 10 here if needed. http://www.download.com/Windows-Media-Player/3000-2139_4-10315037.html

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Hi all,

I'm having a problem with Windows Media Player 10. I recently subscribed to a gaming site (IGN) with streaming video. When I try to connect to the stream I get "A security upgrade is required to play this file. Do you want to download this file?" So I proceed with "Yes." It says it's downloading something for one second then prompts me with the same question. This happens one more time before it stops doing something and says "Ready." in the status bar. If I hit the play button, it starts the whole process over again. I've disabled all firewalls, blockers, etc. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks.

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hey all,
how can i make it so when the movei in my VB App starts, it goes full screen automatically?? i have VB6 SP5

also, just curious.. how come the movie will play through a VB app but it wont work in Media Player 8 ?? its DivX


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I have Windows Media Center which I use to play DVD's. Lately it hasn't been working properly. When I pause a scene in WMC, the time bar freezes up. When I press stop, I get the Component Registration Failure notice saying I am missing files.

After this occurs, it freezes up and it doesn't work anymore at all.

Then a window pops up saying ehshell.exe Common Language Debugging Service which also freezes. Then a Microsoft Crash Report window pops up and everything freezes. The only way I am able to close all of this is via the typical Ctrl-Alt-Delete process, End Program stuff and it still takes a while.

I am very frustrated by all of this!

Prior to this, I ran the CC Cleaner and I don't know if this has had an effect because I deleted files that CC Cleaner showed as worthy of deleting but not before it stated that it may cause an effect to my computer.

Anyhow, can you help restore my WMC back to functionality?

I like WMC because I watch my DVD's in full screen and it has a better resolution than Windows Media Player.

A:Component Registration Failure for Windows Media Center

hasn't anyone answered my question?

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I am having major problems playing some music files previously downloaded from MSN Music: whenever I try to play them, I get the following caption:

A Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM) component encountered a problem. If you are trying to use a file that you obtained from an online store, try going to the online store and getting the appropriate usage rights.

I've made numerous attempts as directed by other on-line sources, particularly "rolling back" to WMP10 and re-installing 11, but nothing seems to be working: even selecting the "recover" option from my download history downloads the music, but without the media rights.

I'm at my wits' end, and would gratefully appreciate any help.

Windows XP, Windows Media Player 11

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I'm really not sure what happened to my Windows Media Player; however, I DO have children/teenagers using the same computer - I may never know. My Media Player had been working and in the last week or so when attempting to play a song I receive an error message indicating Media Player is unable to run "due to a missing component".

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the program. (Interestingly, the first time I unstalled the program and re-booted - it was still there!?)
I have also made sure the PC is current with regard to Microsoft updates.
The machine is running Windows XP.

Any help would be greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance!

....(then I'll move on to solving slow performance, etc. - in another forum area )
Below is the Hijack This log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:36:56 PM, on 1/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
c:\program files\dell printers\Additional Color ... Read more

A:Solved: Windows Media Player error - missing another component required to run?

Reopened per request.

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My local library is now offering audiobooks for download. I had to install an app called OverDrive Media Console which I assume manages the audio files for DRM and library checkout expiration. OverDrive plays the files in WMP but only if a security upgrade for WMP is installed. When I try to do the upgrade I get the following error.

The Windows Media server is denying access. The username and/or password might be incorrect.

Can anyone help?

A:Media Player 11 Security upgrade for DRM?

I have had difficulties with Overdrive and Netlibrary with respect to DRM issues. I have gotten to live, albeit uneasily, with them by using the library's helpdesk, and Overdrive's support. They were both via email, with the result being OD's answer repeated by the library. Their last response, which apparently is the fix for many evils is to deinstall and download/reinstall the OD media console.

And depending on which media player you intend to use, you may be in for more trouble: my Sansa e250r refuses to play wma files even if I have the downloaded license and have played it on the PC. But there are many ways to skin that cat.

Access OverDrive support.

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I download books and listen on my VW car radio and my Mp3 player. With XP it was not a problem you just went to options on the OVERDRIVE console and click on upgradeand you were down loading and enjoying. My Avertec died and I went got a HP that had windows 7. It worked at first but would not work with Firefox or Google Cromebrowser. I went to my local library the reference librarian Andy K, and I fixed it.Step 1 open Windows Media Player.Step 2 Go Microsoft Internet Explorer as the browserStep 3 Go to http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/Indivsite/en/indivit.aspStep 4 follow steps once or twice it should be successful.Why does Microsoft make it this way G-D only knows.If you have books that you have read and you want to delete before their expiration you may do so in the Document File or Media File. That you have downloaded on the Overdrive Console.E mail with questions

A:Widows Media Security Upgrade

The suggestion I got did nothing. My OverDrive Media Consol would not update by click file and then upgrade. So, I went on the internet in search of a upgrade. No such creature. But the website


was given to me to update my software. But the button was shadowed and I was unable to click on it to download. Well I finally found answer.

What you need to know and pass on to others having this problem is to go to http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/Indivsite/en/indivit.asp
as stated above.. Look at the toolbar and you will see a "broken or torn page" icon. Click on the broken page icon on the tool bar and the ?upgrade? button will appear. Now you can upgrade!

I hope I have helped you,

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I recently had to deal with a pretty nasty Malware/Virus. i dont know which one, I didn't bother to read the logs of the virus detectors as I was removing it, I just kept working on getting it gone.I think it's gone now, but i'm left with one annoying side effect. I'm including a screenshot of my desktop. It's a folder. It's actually on TOP of my desktop, and it's a real folder. I can click on the 2 icons there, and they will open. If i try to move any icons around my desktop, it thinks i'm trying to put them INTO that folder.Now, if i go into hijack this, i find this line, I assume the issues are related.024 - Desktop Component 0: Privacy Protection (no file)I cannot remove this with hijackthis. I select it, click Fix, then click scan.... and it's still there. I've got Adaware, Hijackthis (latest), Malwarebites, and none of them seem to care about the issue, or my lack of a desktop.EDIT: add spybot s&d to the list of programs i've tried. It found a couple registry entries for smitfraud, but it didnt' get me my desktop back.

A:Folder IS Desktop, and 024 - Desktop Component 0: Privacy Protection

OMG i got it on my own. You have no idea how happy i am. I'm going to post this solution for search and archival purposes.

One of the above programs, not sure which one, finally unlocked the window. Scrolling my mouse to the top of the screen allowed me to pull down the window, and close the little bugger.


But i still have the 024 thing in my hijackthis, and it still wont remove. I'd appreciate help on this one just for peace of mind.

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I added 2G RAM not long ago, and everything else is doing pretty well, but the integrated graphics are the chokepoint. Is it even possible to upgrade this for increased speed? Below is a link to this PCs online specs. No longer an item HP supports at all (circa 2006). It does what I need.


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I am in the process of rebuilding this desktop and I would like to update the BIOS if possible. Current BIOS rev is (5.09 06/08/2007). I was unable to find one under product support.

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I really want to secure my PC with anti-executable / application whitelisting technique.

Is there such a component in CIS?

A:Internet Security there an anti-executable / application whitelisting component in Comodo Internet Security?

Use proactive configuration and go to sandbox settings. By default proactive security will virtualize all unknows files.
If you want to block all files but whitelisted files.
See help: https://help.comodo.com/topic-72-1-623-7763-Configuring-Rules-for-Auto-Sandbox.html
Set "Block" for others.. So CIS only allows whitelisted ones, others will blocked.. Protection %100

You can dig into help files to learn more (like me) : https://help.comodo.com/topic-72-1-623-7587-Introduction-to-Comodo-Internet-Security.html

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Hello folks - It's been awhile since I've had a potential problem without being able to solve it but I have an issue now. I routinely run a HJT log and check it myself except now I have something I can not explain or remove. I have a 024-Desktop Component:0 (no name) - (no file) entry.

I've tried to 'fix' it with HJT but it does not go away. I found these instructions and followed them but there wasn't anything to remove - Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Display Properties -> Desktop -> Customize Desktop... -> Web tab, then uncheck and delete everything you find in there (except for "My Current Home Page")

I've run Malwarebytes in full scan including while booted in the safe mode. I've run CCleaner as I do daily. Yet this 024 entry still appears.

I'm not aware of a problem except to say that my Malewarebytes real-time monitoring pops up a "blocked IP access" warning from time to time when I'm inactive. Checking the IPs' origin, I find China & Moldavia neither of which makes me happy. However, I'm not sure 024 has anything to do with it.

Got any suggestions?

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Just completed a clean reinstall of Windows 7 and now have a new problem when I try to open Mozilla Firefox.  Error message as follows:  "Could not initialize the application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your application's profile directory. Please check that this directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the application and fix the problem. If you continue to use this session, you might see incorrect application behaviour when accessing security features."
My hard disk is not anywhere close to full.  I have no idea how to "exit the application and fix the problem."
I am running a Sony Vaio Desktop all-in-one with a 2.50 ghz Intel Core i7, 256KB primary memory cache, 1024 KB secondary memory cache, and 8192 KB tertiary memory cache, 64-bit, running Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 with 2484.67 Gigabytes Usable hard drive capacity and 1435.34 Gigabytes free hard drive space.
Thanks in advance for your help and tips!

A:"Could Not Initialize App's Security Component"

Mozilla has suggestions for resolving this issue.
Fix the "Could not initialize the application's security component" error message | Firefox Help

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When i want to install the Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 that time, it came out this error: "Error reading information from netmap.inf Setup cannot continue"
anyone can help me this?
please email me and let me know what to do if you can help me in this..
Thank You

A:Network Component Upgrade



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Hi all,

When I run windows task manager only

"System Idle process" is shown with user name as SYSTEM,

All other process running has no username.

Also I get following entry when I run Hijackthis.

O24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - (no file)
Output of DDS.SCR
DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by john_b at 21:26:17.67 on 14/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = about:blank
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer =
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride =;<local>
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/keyword/%s
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common

BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6

uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [Pegtop WaterWall] c:\program files\pegtop\waterwall\WaterWall.exe /s
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A:O24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - (no file)

Hello John_b,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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Having problems when I switch to second user. it reads: Could not initialize the app's security components. the most likely cause is problems with file in your app profile directory. Please check that the directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard drive is not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the app and fix the problem. If you continue to use the session, you might see incorrect app behavior when accessing security features. Need assistance asap.

A:[SOLVED] Initialize the app's security component.

What App are you trying to access? Is the second user a limited user? Did you try right clicking the App and Running as Administrator? Did you try creating a new user profile and accessing the app?

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Let me begin by thanking anyone who has come to this thread with the intention of helping me and hope that anyone else can find some helpful information here.

To describe the situation in as brief a manner as I can:
I built a new desktop in August 09 and ran Windows 64 bit xp up until Christmas without any problems. At that time I added another hdd and added an aftermarket cpu fan/heatsink. I then wiped my system and attempted to install Windows 7 64-bit. From that time on, with any os installation (win7 or xp) my system blue screens and crashes on a random frequent basis when it is turned on, but particularly whenever I try and run any game. My system has also crashed with a blue-screen twice while running PCWizard2010's global benchmark, if that little tidbit points to anything in particular.

here are the specs for my system:
Chipset : AMD 780
Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3000 MHz
Physical Memory : 4096 MB (2 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM )
Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Hard Disk : WDC (1000 GB)
Hard Disk : WDC (750 GB)
Hard Disk : WD (500 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223B ATA Device
Monitor Type : P235H - 23 inches
Network Card : RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Windows 7 Professional Professional 6.01.7600 (x64)
DirectX : Version 11.00

Please let me know if you any suggestions or may be able to help me.


A:Component Upgrade leads to bluescreen

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Since I upgraded to Windows 8, I am no longer able to save individual Remote Desktop Connection files as .rdp files. I am talking about the traditional Remote Desktop Connection application on the Desktop that was in previous Windows versions, not the
Remote Desktop App from the Windows 8 store.
When I try to click on the Save button I get "An error occurred while saving to file"
When I try to click on the Save As button I get "Unable to open connection file" with the file address being where I tried to save it with the file name at the end.
Also when I upgraded to Windows 8, my .rdp files disappeared from my Documents folder.
 I need to create different .rdp files for different programs that my employees get into on my server. Now I have to hand type all the info each time into the Programs tap on the Remote Desktop Connection window, because I can't save to an
.rdp file.
 I like the Remote Desktop App from the Windows store but it won't let me designate specific programs to use using standard dos notation (ie c:\program files\ etc..). It just goes to my server desktop.
 I want to promote Windows 8 to my employees but I need either .rdp files for the traditional Remote Desktop Connection or the ability to open specific programs using dos notation in the Windows Store Remote Desktop App.

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Acquired this machine from deceased family member about 6 mos ago w/many infections/malware/adware/bad stuff present. No trace of infection or malware presently, use Avira free & MBAM scans & definition updates regularly, machine running smoothly after self-cleaning (infected w/ trojans, rootkits, MBR, etc) Secunia PSI to update out of date & patched progs, updating drivers, unloading all the Dell bloatware & unneeded progs & files, registry cleaning w/RegSearch & CCleaner, etc, etc... But this entry has me stumped. Also, Autoruns shows several "file not found" entries which appear in the DDS log (I think?) which I have highlighted in bold print, and lastly the ldb.sys entry in the services/ drivers section shows up in Autoruns' scan as "file not found", I believe this is leftover from uninstalling Ad-Aware???, can I just delete this entry from the registry safely? I am quite sure that you fine folks @ BC can and will help me to clear these minor annoyances up. Thank you in advance.Edit to add: Could this (024 entry in HJT) be related to Secunia PSI??? I recall having a desktop shortcut icon when I first installed it, and then deleting the shortcut, I think???DDS.txt Log:DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Nick at 5:57:33.45 on Wed 12/09/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.503.252 [GMT -5:00]FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A... Read more

A:HJT log shows O24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - (no file)

Hi Union_Thug,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem if the issue is not resolved.In case the issue is still not resolved please do the following:Please run Hijackthis. Click Do a system scan and save a logfile then copy and paste the content of the log to your reply.

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I can't delete/fix the last entry in this log -- 024 - Desktop Component...I may have wiped out the associated file recently when I was ridding my PC of some recently installed malware. Any suggestions how to remove this "orphaned" entry? Thanks.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:33:47 PM, on 9/2/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\HijackThis\HiJackThis_v2.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Fred's/My%20Documents/My%20Webs/Fredshomepage.htmO2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: AcroIEToolbarHelpe... Read more

A:Can't Delete/fix 024-desktop Component Entry

Hello mrfred737,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Go to start -> control panel -> Display properties -> Desktop -> Customize Desktop... -> Web tab, then uncheck and delete everything you find in there (except for "My current home page"),

Also remove the checkmark from the the Lock Desktop Items box if it is checked.
Apply and Exit Display properties.

Run HijackThis and check that 024 entry, if it still exists, and click Fix checked. Reboot your computer and post a new HijackThis log.


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Component Upgrade + 32bit > 64bit switch?

Hey guys, not sure where exactly to post this but here i go.

As usual i come here to seek out professional help from you guys and every time i get the support that i need which i gladly appreciate. So here i am again asking for new advice.
First of all i would want to ask you if i should switch from 32bit windows to 64bit. I am not sure how i am going to go on about switch from 32 to 64bit and see if it is really worth it and if it will boost my PC's performace. I have 4GB of total RAM i believe not completely sure so i know that 32bit can only recognized 3.25GB of RAM so i am pretty much wasting the other 1GB of RAM by using 32bit...

I currently use my PC for movies, music and gaming. in-game video recording as well as using adobe photoshop, indesign, dreamwaver, flash and illustrator for my graphics work (CS5 package). I do have slight performance impact when using the CS5 software package but its not thing big only small laag which isn't effecting me too much.

The main point behind me wanting to switch is to squeeze out the most of my computer to get full performance when doing my design work or playing games.

Is switch 32bit to 64bit really worth it? Is it easy to do or do i need to send it off to someone professional?

My computer specs are the following:


The below screenshot includes:

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A:Component upgrade and 32bit to 64bit switch?

You'll need to reinstall an x64 OS in order to switch; there's no way around this.

You shouldn't have any issues IMHO, and using an x64 OS means you can upgrade your RAM later in the future without having to install an x64 OS at that point.

How much are you looking to spend on your PC in total? Also, will you be buying online or from retail stores?

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Thank you so much for your help! My brother is pressuring me and I'm doing my best. I will appreciate any help you can give me!Logs are attached as requested, however, after 5 hours of scanning with Gmer, when I clicked on Save, Gmer froze and is still not responding (CPU usage 100% stated on bottom of Task Manager), so I took a few photos of the Gmer window with my Nikon. All information can be seen. There are twenty entries and three are for my USB flash drive I believe. I could size them and prep them for efficiency and you should be able to see all that is there. May I post a photo jpg file or two? I will obviously have to reboot to be able to do anything on that computer...and there is no time to do another scan. I think a photo would show you the twenty listings. Gmer shows:3 SSDT listings1 .text listing3 AttachedDevice listings13 Reg listings all beginning with: HKLM\SYSTEM\Those all showed up in the first few minutes and after that, hours went by with no added listings.Now for more details of the situation. For the most part, I will copy and paste what I wrote in the Am I Infected? part of the forum. Thank you, Orange Blossom, for responding and leading me over here for the next steps. Here is what I said...and I may add a little....~~~~~I am working on my brother's computer, an HP desktop with XP SP3. In April he got a massive host of trojans (he had no idea of how many), ran his StopZilla (something I don't use and don't like m... Read more

A:Had Desktop Security 2010, DoubleD, FakeAlert, Vundo, Agent, Zlob, Media-Codec, Wild Tangent, Fraud.VirusResponseLab 2009

Here are three jpg photo images in which you can see the completed Gmer scan log on the screen. It's the best I can do. I started the scan around 7:40 this evening and it completed at around 12:30 a.m.One is full left to right, and the other two are the left and right side - for better readability. You should be able to see everything! After Gmer crashed I couldn't adjust the columns differently, but they show almost every letter. I'm sure you know...but the word that is cut off after "Device" is "Characteristics."Oops, looks like I can only add one at a time due to size. They are 900 pixels wide so that you can read them.Thanks!

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Mozilla Firefox error message - Could not initialize application's security component
I updated Mozilla Firefox and now when I open it it gives me this Error Message.

Could not initialize the application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your application's profile directory. Please check that this directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the application and fix the problem. If you continue to use this session, you might see incorrect application behaviour when accessing security features.
Final Solution

Make sure that Firefox is closed and not running, then try this.
Open Run from Start and type or copy and paste:
then hit OK.
Open the profile folder and look for the file named cert8.db and delete it then open that firefox explorer

Thank You ....
Karim Oka

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I updated Mozilla Firefox and now when I open it it gives me this Error Message.

Could not initialize the application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your application's profile directory. Please check that this directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the application and fix the problem. If you continue to use this session, you might see incorrect application behaviour when accessing security features.

Please help!

IE is giving me trouble too - if there are 2 or more windows open and I close one, it closes IE down completely.

Appreciate any suggestions!

A:Mozilla Firefox error message - Could not initialize application's security component

Try the suggestion from Mozilla.
Could not initialize the browser security component

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I heard something interesting on a podcast, This Week in Tech ep. 203. They said that in order to upgrade to an edition of Windows 7 using an upgrade media and license, one needs to have a licensed and activated copy Windows XP or greater installed on a PC. This means that the RC could be upgraded (A clean install would still be required) and the users who participated in the RC testing would be eligible for upgrade pricing. They further went on to explain that Microsoft is aware of this and may not change it.Chron TechBlog - A major Windows 7 upgrade question gets an answer

A:Windows 7 and Upgrade Media

Ooooooooooooopppppps,In other words, it's all about activation. The Windows 7 upgrade disk will need to see a valid activation - and that can include an activated copy of the release candidate - before it will install the operating system.This should make life somewhat easier for those running the Windows 7 Release Candidate - so long as they don't have to do a reinstall later. I am pretty sure it's all about voiding the liscense on the previous version of windows.

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Unable to download Windows Media Player upgrade on Windows 7 system.

I d/l Overdrive Media Console to read eBooks; it tells me to go to URL


On that site I cannot activate the upgrade button.

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I have windows 7 with service pack 1

For some reason I can't seem to upgrade my windows media player, and when I try to just download windows media player it doesn't work. I see that I have an upgrade, and have went in to upgrade it and it says none is available. yet its not 11.5 that i have, its only 11.1. I am trying to use overdrive from my library and it says that I have an upgrade that is needed through windows media, and when I click on the link that takes me to the windows website it wont let me upgrade even though the windows website also says I need to upgrade.

A:Windows Media Player Won't Upgrade

Windows Media Player 12 comes pre-installed in Windows 7. WiMP 12 is not available for a separate download.
Open up Windows Media Player, Right click the upper tool bar (File, View etc) choose Help/About Windows Media Player. To find out what version you have.
To Reinstall Windows Media Player, go to Start/Search and type appwiz.cpl and press enter. Right click the appwiz.cpl results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Programs and Features click on Turn Windows Features on or off. in that list, click on the Plus sign next to Media Features. Uncheck Windows Media Player. Restart the computer. To Enable Media Player, follow the same steps and Re-Check it to get WiMP 12 reinstalled.

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My XP doesn't allow DVDs to be ripped to Windows Media Player although it will allow veiwing. Am I able to upgrade to this function as I want to copy some home made DVDs?

A:Windows Media Player Upgrade

You'll have better success with burning CD's/DVD's by using a third-party program.

A free and user-friendly one that I recommend is Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free.

Here is a screenshot of its main window.


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I installed Windows 7 from within Vista. I chose the custom installation which wiped me drive clean and installed 7 over Vista.

While everything is running smoothly for the most part I have been having a lot issues with Creative sound drivers. I have tried at least 3 different drivers and now have multiple stray registry files and a tab in the sound control panel that creates a shell error when I click on it. Small problem but I'm seriously thinking about doing a clean install.

My question is can I just pop the 7 disc into 7, chose custom install, and activate it normally?

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 with Upgrade Media

Yes, but first take a look at your System Restore points to see if you have any choices before the apparent corruption occurred.

It sounds like settings are creating the problem, so running "sfc /scannow" to check system file integrity would most likely not fix those, nor running a Repair install which in 7 is an Upgrade over itself run from the desktop which saves settings.

Clean install it is, if you can't restore before the problem. Boot from installer and use Custom>Advanced tools to wipe and format the HDD. It will see the upgraded OS when first booting installer to allow activation without the "newdrive" workaround.

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I need to upgrade my verision of WM Player but every time I try to contact the upgrade site I get the same message that I am unable to contact site.

Anyone knwo how I can upgrade my player?


A:Windows Media Player - Need to Upgrade

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I have a laptop that's about 1 year old that came with Windows 8.0 that had the Windows Media Player included. I keep getting a message that I have to upgrade the media player. It tells me to go to the Windows Store. Which out of many choices do I download to upgrade the Windows Media Player?
I know very little about computers so a simple direction would be appreciated.
Thank you for your help.

A:Windows 8 Media Player Upgrade?

You are going to need to open media player, right click on bar where it has "Library>Music etc. and choose "Show Menu Bar". when that shows up, go to Help and choose "Check for updates".

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While using Overdrive Media Console to download audio books for
my Zune, I recently encountered a box stating I need to install Windows Media Player Security Update I have tried to download this update from several sources including Microsoft and have not been able to do so. I called Microsoft and HP(I'm using a Pavillion running Windows 7), they were of no help at all. Any suggestions that could be offered to help install the update would be much appreciated. Thank you.

A:Windows media player security update

The update is not for Windows Media Player but for the Overdrive program. Updates may be accessed through the Tools menu.

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I have not been able to transfer Audiofiles that I get from my local library that I borrow books from their website using Overdrive media since the purchase of a new computer. When I go to the Windows Media Player from Overdrive Media with my internet open I get the following error:

Your Windows Media Player security version to upgrade the security of your window media player make sure you are connetd to the internet and click "ok". Note if you have trouble or receive a connection error please check your Firewall or Internet Security software to confirm that both Overdrive Media Console and Windows media player can access the Internet. The security upgrade may also be run in Internet Explorer at following page.

I have went to the link that it list to upgrade performed the upgrade, restarted the computer and this does not help.

If anyone has any ideas or answers I would really appreciate it.

I have added WMP and Overdrive media console to my antivirus as a trusted site and also allowed on my firewall and problems still exists.

Please help I miss my books.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4061 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 928092 MB, Free - 884580 MB;
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I am using Overdive Media Console, attempting to run Windows Security Update on Windows Media Player. I am running Windows 7X64 and have WMP12.

From what I've seen on the web, I am certainly not the first person to run into problems here. Yet any of the "fixes" I have found do not work for me.

When I open Overdrive, it tells me I need the security update for WMP. It also says that my version of security is, and to click here to update. When I do this, nothing happens. Absolutely nothing. I have used the Microsoft web link for the update;it tells me it is updating, then that the update has been successful. Yet when I go back to the Media Console, same message about update needed.

I have tried this in the "normal" mode, have also tried it as "administrator", both in Overdrive and also in IE. I have also gone to C: ProgramData/Microsoft/DRM and changed the name of the DRM file.( I do note that my DRM file is empty, so I can't imagine what magic this would work anyway.) I have modified Windows Firewall to allow Overdrive and all instances of WMP. I have disabled my adblocker. I have run sfc/ scannow with no problems found. I have emptied my internet cache.

All of this to no avail. And it's driving me nuts!
All I want to do is download a WMA file from my Public Library.

I would appreciate any help you might offer.

A:Windows Media Player Security Update


Try this link:

Security component upgrade

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I am still not able to play blu rays after installing the free media pack offered when I bought the retail version of windows 8 Pro. I am pretty sure I successfully installed and was under the impression that I would not need any additional software to play blu rays in media center, but when I try playing them it says I have no blu ray capable software installed. DVDs play fine.

I am really not liking Windows 8 so far although I do find it very fast when it's not making you waste your time trying to relearn everything, so if someone can please just tell me how to play blu rays, I can tick that off my list and get back to trying to make Windows 8 behave like Windows 7 as much as possible. Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 8 Pro Media Pack Upgrade still not adding Blu Ray

Does your PC have a Blu-Ray player?? You need a Blu-ray player to play Blu-Ray dvds... Media Centre is nothing but a programs that can play media files

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I have a Dell XPS 27 All in One Desktop PC.  This came with Windows 8.1 (Core Edition)
Can someone please help me to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Centre?
Microsoft stopped upgrades from their site a few months ago.  So I am stuck.  Please help.

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I am replacing my current hard drive with a SSD. I am also changing the motherboard, CPU, and RAM. So, I guess you can call it a new system. What I need to do is install a Window 7 upgrade media on the new SSD. I will be using my Windows 7 upgrade media from a Family 3 pack Windows 7 upgrade media. I used this Family 3 packs to upgrade this computer on the current hard drive and two other computers. So, I have used it three times. According to everything I have seen I will need to do a double install to ensure that Windows 7 will activate. What I need to know do I need to activate Windows XP before installing Windows 7? Will the fact that I have already used the Family pack three times in the past affect the activation?

A:Clean install of Windows 7 Upgrade media

I think that your chief problem may be that Microsoft considers a motherboard change a different system. Of course, if your XP is retail (not OEM) you can transfer it to the "new" PC and then should be able to upgrade with the three-pack.

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About a year ago, a friend bought a Windows 7 Professional upgrade installation disk off of the Microsoft store. At the time, they thought they would only need the 32 bit disk, so that was all they had downloaded. I am now looking to upgrade their computer to an older one of mine which has Vista installed. Now that they will have a machine which supports 64 bit, I would like to upgrade them. Any idea where I could find the media to use with their key?

A:Download Windows 7 Professional x64 Upgrade media

Quote: Originally Posted by clcrutch

About a year ago, a friend bought a Windows 7 Professional upgrade installation disk off of the Microsoft store. At the time, they thought they would only need the 32 bit disk, so that was all they had downloaded. I am now looking to upgrade their computer to an older one of mine which has Vista installed. Now that they will have a machine which supports 64 bit, I would like to upgrade them. Any idea where I could find the media to use with their key?

You may be able to download the 64 bit version from the Microsoft Store. (I'm not sure. I got one of each X86 and X64, so the issue didn't arise for me.)

Failling that, there are links to legitimate .iso files at digitalriver.com from www.mydigitallife.com. You may find this helpful:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

It's aimed at doing a clean install on a machine with an OEM license, but a lot of the actions will be similar to what you need.

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In a moment of weakness, I ordered the retail Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Media from an online vendor and I received it yesterday with both 32bit,64bit media and Key.

I made a Custom install with the 64bit media on a 80GB partition created and formatted with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Windows 7 Disk Management - a clean install with DELL OEM Reinstall Disk - on my Dell lappy.

Since it was an upgrade media, I followed Brink's tutorial refreshing it after the first install. Everything went on well and Windows 8 Pro activated without any hitch.

After reading that many users who had bought the media from the vendor were able to do a clean install even on a new HDD, I decided to try it.

So I reformattedd the partition and installed the Windoes 8 Pro and what a surprise! It activated automatically without any hitch and what more now I have a dual boot system with OEM Windows 7 & and Windows 8 Pro.

I also observed, when I followed Brink's tutorial and installed Win 8, the windows.old folder contained 1.32GB files and with the later clean install though there was a Windows.old folder it was empty.

The media purchased from the online vendor is distributed by a Microsoft authorised distributor and replicated in Singapore.

EDIT: OMG, I posted this Windows 7 forum, instead if eight forum.

A:Clean install with Windows 8 Pro upgrade media

Is this a sharestory or what ?

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Hi guys,

I recently upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. After the update Windows Media Player doesn't recognize any of my libraries even though the correct folders are selected to be included.

I already tried to disable the windows media features in the control panel, reboot and then re-enable but that had no effect.

Incidentally, if I manually start playback of a song from a folder windows media player does work so the issue is just that it won't recognize my libraries.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Media Player not working after 8.1 upgrade

Hey guys,

Is anyone else even having this problem or am I alone on this one? I don't see this issue listed by anyone else.

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