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Q: impossible uninstall

I'm attaching a pic of this application SnagIt7 which has no disinstallation mode, I'd like to uninstall this application, I tried with MyUninstaller, I tried in other ways but nothing.
What do you guys suggest me?

Preferred Solution: impossible uninstall

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A: impossible uninstall

Have you tried going into C:\program files\Snagit? You can delete the program directly from the program files directory or wherever it may have installed (program files is the standard). If its currently running, kill it from the cntrl-alt-del menu and delete the entire folder from programs. If you get access denied and either cant kill the process or dont know what it is, start in safe mode and delete it from the directory.

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Since some days I have a problem with my antivirus F-Secure.
When I rightclick with the mouse on an object on my pc it takes ca 20 sec to open the menu and when i choose the option "scan...for virus" nothing happens. I tried to make a virus-scan but also there when i click on "scan" nothing happens. I thought then that maybe i need to uninstall f-secure and reinstall it (or use AVG instead that i like better) but i dont even manage to uninstall it!!
When i go to the control panel to uninstall it it says "uninstall failed!".
I tried to do it in Safe Mode (F8) but i got the same results there!

What should i do?
I really would like to disintall it! And should i download AVG AntiVirus anyway from the net? Because im afraid i get viruses now when f-secure doesnt really work. Or is it bad to have 2 anti-virus softwares installed together?

I hope you can help me with that problem!

A:Impossible To Uninstall F-secure!

Hi There,

I would try to disable all instances of it from autostarting when you boot your PC. Then restart, and try and remove it. It more than likely would not let you uninstall it because some aspect of it was running.

Press - Windows Key+R - to bring up the "Run" applet, type in "services.msc" (without quotes) to bring up the Services applet. Locate all the listings for F-Secure, Right-Click each one, and choose Properties.

In the drop down menu, change the Startup type: to "Disabled".

You may also want to check this to:

Press - Windows Key+R - for the Run applet, type "msconfig" (without quotes) Under the "Services" and "Startup" tabs, make sure all listings for F-Secure are unticked.

Now you should be able to restart your PC, and Uninstall it.

You can download AVG before the above process, just don't run the installation until you uninstall F-Secure.

Hope This Helps,


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Hello,At each start of the PC, "spywarestop" software strats, and my wall paper is replaced by a black screen with :"Critical warning......"I could identify that the program that starts is spywarestop.exe, in the program files directory. It appears in the add/remove, but does not get really uninstalled.Even when deleting the directory, it will get back at next reboot. I did run thousand of tools, anti spyware, anti virus, regcleaners, found once an entry with HJT, and removed it (in safe mode), but this thing will come back each time. here is my log, thanks for your help.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 22:30:20, on 25/08/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running 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\NetScreen\NetScreen-Remote\IreIKE.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Nhksrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exeC:\Program Files\NetScreen\NetScreen-Remote\IPSecMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program ... Read more

A:spywarestop impossible to uninstall

Hello Shgn and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see a couple of items in the log but not alot. I think there might be some other files tht are not showing in the HijackThis log. Let's run a different scanner and see what it shows us.Download WinPFind.zip and unzip the contents to the C:\ folder.Start in Safe Mode Using the F8 method:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the boot menu appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode menu item.Press the Enter key.Locate the c:\winpfind\winpfind.exe file and double-click it to run it. Now click the Start Scan button to begin the scan.When the scan is complete reboot normally and post the WinPFind.txt file (located in the WinPFind folder) back here along with a new HijackThis log and I will review the information when it comes in.OT

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About a month ago I downloaded and installed DivX, LLC Film and Video playing software because it was the only source I could find to view a documentary that I'd recently seen on satellite TV.

Since then my system, and especially the graphics side of things have been very unstable, and I cannot find a way to uninstall the DivX Software, which I believe is the cause of my problems.

Incidentally, from SUPERAntiSpyware v4.50.1002, this apparently is the Software Command Line file;

C:\ProgramData\DivX\Setup\DivXSetup.exe /uninstall /bundleGroupId divx.com

I've checked the file location but cannot see any file that appears to be an 'uninstall' file, and so far I have tried to uninstall the software through the following means, but not one method has yet been able to do a successful uninstall;

Windows Control Panel> Programs and Features> Click on appropriate line entry>


but not a thing happens.

CCleaner [Run as Administrator]>Tools> Uninstall> Run Uninstaller,

...and again nothing happens.

Absolute Uninstaller V2.8.0.636, by GlarySoft.com


won't go near it either.

I'm at a loss at what to do next to rid myself of this bit of Software. I've also noticed that all Windows applications - Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, Internet Explorer 9, etc, are now taking a long time to load.

I'm also wondering if the Graphics Card [ NVidia GeForce Go 7300] could itself be a part of the problem. D... Read more

A:DivX, LLC Video Software : Impossible to uninstall

Hi welcome to the forum.
I cannot come up with the definitive solution myself.
However the links contain a uninstaller, Revo-uninstaller! You may have heard of it, you may have tried it.
If not give it a try. The other link contains similar questions from a Tech support forum. Which may hold a clue.
I hope some of this may be of some help.
Thank you.
Revo Uninstaller - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Uninstall divx codecs and player

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My computer is running so slowly. There are programs that are impossible to uninstall - like Driver Update - I've tried
yes" and "no" on the uninstall prompt - neither succeeds in removing the program - and frankly, probably others.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4008 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 715301 MB, Free - 538550 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, H87M-G43 (MS-7823)
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I have included attachments of suggested scans.

Thanks very much for any help with this mess.


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For the past day or so, my computer has been running very slow, and most open programs are experiencing long pauses and "hang time" (firefox in particular appears to stop responding very often, usually correcting itself within 30 seconds to a minute). Now this morning, Spyware Doctor is blocking the opening of a variety of programs, saying it is trying to access "Trojan.Virtumonde". When I try to uninstall said programs, I get the same message from Spyware Doctor, and the uninstall action is blocked. I dragged one program's files to the recycle bin (not emptying the bin afterward) and attempted to reinstall, but once again, Spyware Doctor displayed the same message and blocked the install attempt. I have run a full system scan on Spyware Doctor, Malwarebytes' Anti-Maleware, Adaware, Spybot, and Norton Internet Security 2009 (all of which are fully updated) to no avail. I searched all files and folders on my C drive (and both external hard drives) for "trojan.virtumonde" and just "virtumonde" and found nothing. Please help. My Hijack This file is below.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:10:22 AM, on 12/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

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Many months ago I installed the Simple Software-Restriction Policy on my computer to improve my security, and for a while it worked OK except that I had to turn it off whenever I wanted to update my antivirus software. That has been annoying and a bit worrying but I put up with it.

This is the program (it was recommended originally by somebody on this forum):

Yesterday AVG found a trojan had infected part of the program. After removal of that, I decided to uninstall the software policy, but it is IMPOSSIBLE.
The system tray icon that used to let me temporarily turn off the program (to install and uninstall things) is gone. Gone from the system tray, apparently gone from my machine. It is now impossible to install or uninstall any program, or to update my antivirus, at all, EVER. I cannot get rid of this horrible "security" abomination. The settings .ini file does not have any option for regaining the sytem tray icon. I tried moving the uninstaller into my Program Files, but it still won't uninstall. Windows Add or Remove Programs can't run the uninstaller.

The MLSoftwarePolicyTrayApplet shortcut is in my startup folder, but softwarepolicy.exe which it points to is GONE. It's as though the program PERMANENTLY destroyed my computer's ability to install anything, and then deleted itself (or AVG deleted it) so it can NEVER be fixed. My computer is completely... Read more

A:Solved: Simple Software-Restriction Policy blocks AntiVirus, impossible to uninstall

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Would so appreciate any help with this Adobe Reader uninstall....to start...I use this program occasionally to print postage for packages and the site requires a download of the Adobe program....I downloaded it and uninstalled it with ease about 2 weeks ago.  Then, a few days ago I downloaded it again with the intent of using it and uninstalling it--and it refused to work/open at all.  I tried numerous times to reinstall it and then uninstall it but to not avail....it refuses to run or to uninstall.
When I click on Change/Remove in my Add/Remove Programs Menu....I get a pop-up with a message at the top that says:  "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is not available."......to the right of this statement it has two boxes that offer the options of OK or Cancel....then beneath that statement it says:  "Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'AcroRead.msi in the box below'....".....then there is a window under that that says "use source" above it and "Browse" to the right with the following typed into it:  C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Setup\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-AB0000000001}\
when I click OK, I get another pop-up that says:  The path "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Setup\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-AB0000000001}\ " cannot be found.  Verify that you have access to this loca... Read more

A:Uninstall Adobe Reader XI (11.0.6) won't uninstall/remove pop-up loop persists

Hello, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
The error is occuring because the installer is looking for files in a temp folder that are no longer there.
Extra care is needed with this tool. Download Microsoft Installer Cleanup.  Run it in an admin account and only select Adobe Reader XI if it is in the list (If it is not in the list exit out) and then press the remove button making absolutely sure no other programs other than Adobe Reader is selected. Then I would try reinstalling Adobe Reader again.
I would recommend that you do not constantly uninstall and install the program.

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I have a windows vista laptop which has Advanced system protector installed and keeps loading and stopping laptop working correctly. I have tried to uninstall via control panel add remove programs but the uninstall program fails to uninstall and says that the uninstall.msg file is missing or corrupt.
Can someone offer any sugestions please did look at this a post using OTL program but this did not work for me.

A:advanced system protector uninstall when uninstall program fails

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, lets start with running the following tools:
Download Security Check from here.
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.


Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

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 version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so imme... Read more

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I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit.
I was having problems installing a program (Berlitz German Premier) where the install would just disappear halfway thru the process. A program would not appear under my programs list but when I went to Uninstall an icon for uninstall of the Berlitz software appears for each time I tried to install it. However I get the following error messages (see attached document with screen captures) when I tried to delete it the traditional way.
When I use Windows Install Clean Up utility, the program is nowhere to be found on the list; thus I can't use that program.
Any suggestions for how to get this program removed?

A:Program wont uninstall it with Uninstall or Install Cleanup Utility

Is this a windows XP program or one for vista. It looks like a compatibility problem. Check with vendor to see if they have a version for vista. Some older programs will not work with vista and never will. There is an option to run in capatibility mode with vista but does not always work.

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I installed Arduino software, part of which included installing a number of drivers. I uninstalled the software using the internal software uninstall feature. Apparently it removed the drivers, but for some reason they still show up in the Windows install/uninstall list. I try to uninstall them using the Windows uninstaller, but I get an error stating that the drivers are not there (at that address). The problem is, I cannot re-install the drivers, because for some reason they still show as being installed by the Windows installer and the software refuses to re-install.

So, how do I remove a file name from the install/uninstall list on Windows 10? A file name for a file that is already deleted?



A:Cannot Uninstall Drivers from Install/Uninstall List - Windows 10

Hi, Geek uninstaller (free) offers a range of removal options if you right click an entry.

However, you may have parts of the program left over.

1. Does the program's site offer a manual uninstaller or uninstall instruction?
2. Check the various folders that may have been created when you installed it for leftovers.
(Try Locate32 (free) - let it index all your files then you can quickly check for anything related to the name of your program on a find-as -you-type basis).
If you find any exe's left over, then use
Revo (free)
to force uninstall these.

Your problem will be knowing if anything is left over that you don't want.

Finally you can search the registry.
Try Regscanner (free) as this lists all found unlike Regedit which is 1 by 1.

Create a system restore point or back up your registry and delete remnants.

Good luck!

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I have found a file titled "SystemMove" on my uninstall list but it will not uninstall. Don't know what it is and was wondering if anyone else might know.

A:unknown program showing up on my uninstall list but will not uninstall

Have you tried using safemode to remove the software? See also Trial version of Revo and use the force remove feature. Let us know how it went.

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I need to know how to uninstall a program (quicktime) that's not listed in my add/remove programs, and has no uninstall option. I don't even remember installing it! It's really getting on my nerves! My kids may have installed it?????

A:how do I uninstall a program thats not in add/remove prog.? no uninstall option?

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How can I uninstall a program that doesn't appear in Uninstall/change programs?

I can see the program folder in Program files but I guess deleting this folder alone will leave traces on the registy etc. I've tried with CCleaner and Revo uninstaller and the program doesn't appear either.

Any help will be welcome.

A:How can I uninstall a program that doesn't appear in Uninstall/change

Welcome to the Seven Forums

What program is it?


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Hello. Just got new computer and before I continue to download more software, specifically software for fijitsu scanner, I want to know if I should uninstall one of my HP drivers that randomly causes printer to get error lights flashing when I try to print via "HP Universal PCL 6" printer icon, then printer turns itself off, then works ok. A few HP drivers seem to be installed.
The info: win 7 pro 64 bit
The steps taken. 1) Installed HP Laserjet 3015 PCL 5 driver from HP site. Icon for printer says "HP Lserjet 3015 PCL 5". Worked ok.
2) Noticed that my older pc had a PCL 6 driver and so installed this because I figured this is what some of my older software programs needed to print. I think I installed it incorrectly from HP site because I think I forgot to start with printer unplugged. Also, not sure I picked the proper choices on screen (e.g., standard vs. dynamic option). It seemed to work fine for a few days with the "HP Universal PCL 6" as the default driver. Then it started to cause printing problems at random times when I tried to print.
3) Went back in and selected "HP Laserjet 3015 PCL 5" as default printer. Seems to be working again, but of course it has been only a day.
QUESTION: Given that I've heard uninstalling HP drivers can be funky, should I just leave the universal PCL 6 on it and just keep the PCL 5 selected as default printer OR should I uninstall the driver. Also, what is the best way to uninstall the driver s... Read more

A:Qu re: to uninstall or not uninstall hp driver laserjet 3015

Nothing really funky about uninstalling HP drivers. I would probably uninstall the drivers you don't want just to keep the system clean rather then clutter it with multiple print drivers.

Now there is a specific PCL6 driver for that printer, aside from the Universal PCl6 driver you have already installed, its located here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=lj-22043-3

I hope you weren't running Combofix and the security scan program at the same time? Combofix should not be run at the same time as another scan and all AV software should be disabled when CF is being run.

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"Click to DVD" I would like to get rid of this program and recapture some space. How? Please help

A:Solved: How to uninstall programs with no uninstall file

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EDIT: sorted, it worked when i opened uninstaller it from within REVO UNINSTALLER...dunno why?

went to uninstall FSX from hard-drive.. it said it was uninstalled but there was satil 10Gb+ files left behind so I deleted them, I went to reinstall FSX on a different drive and it wont as it says its still installed and must be removed..when i do however it fails as the uninstaller and files arent there - then when i look in add & remove programs FSX is still there??? trying to uninstall it fails like ive just said and it wont let me install it until its been removed?

can anyone help with this?


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Hi, I'm having problem installing Kaspersky internet security 2013 on Vista home premium, it keeps asking me to reboot computer over and over again. So I went to Kaspersky Lab forum for help and some tech support there suggested me to uninstall MSXML 4.0 SP2 and SOAP Toolkit 3.0 from my Vista.

Could anyone please help me to locate and guide me through how to uninstall there 2 programs. Thank you.

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I have installed on my computer a new PC only version of Windows 8. I've not purchased a new PC for about 8 years so its impossible it came with the computer, I built the computer myself.

I remember I brought an upgrade copy of Win8 in error, I got it from PC world. I still have those disk but now I also have this new PC version. I remember going back to PC to tell them I brought it in error I also remember calling the MS helpline.

Can anyone make sense of this? How did this copy come to be working on this computer?

I'm currently wanting to do a clean install but I can't because I can't workout what happened in the past



A:How is this even impossible?

Sounds like you may have an OEM System Builder versions of Windows 8. It is intended to be installed by someone or a company building a new computer that is to be resold. That particular version includes a personal use license which allows anyone to buy an OEM System Builder copy of the software and install it on a (new or old) PC that is intended for personal use. It should have come with an installation key.

Here is some more information on the ZDnet web site.


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I have a relatively new Dell XPS 410 running Windows XP Media Center Edition. I am extremely exasperated over a problem that seems unfixable. Every time I start the computer, I get a pop-up appearing right before the user log on screen. It says "Fixed" and will not let me exit out, so I can only perss "OK" to bypass it. The log on screen is normal and any user can be selected to log on. But, when selcted to log on, it loads personal settings, flashes the desktop and immediately logs off and saves the settings. I can not get to the desktop, so I can not scan for viruses or delete files. I really don't want to hear the computer is forever inoperable. Any advice would be appreciated!

A:Please Help Me...log On Impossible!

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I'll start my request with a copy of my original question posted elsewhere on this site, where I was then referred here.

Is this impossible?


Is there any way to stop Virtu Monde popups? Somehow, I have become infected. Nothing seems to stop this creature. I have NIS installed. It doesn't help. I have Windows Defender installed. It doesn't help. My settings are set to block all popups. It doesn't help. Spyware Doctor will remove Virtu Monde a hundred times a day, but it always keeps comming back. I don't want to remove Virtu Monde a hundred times a day. I want to stop it from placing popups on my computer in the first place. Is this possible. If so, how do I do it?

Thank you in advance,


Hello likekinds

Spyware Doctor is not cleaning it all out.

The only way to totally get rid of it is by using HijackThis

You should post a HijackThis log. The experts on the forum there will clean it all up for you


Read the Red sticky at the top first
IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Do all you can from the instructions. If you can`t run something just miss it out and post the log anyway with a brief description of your problem

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A:Is This Impossible #2

It appears as though you stopped at Step 2

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.


DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts

If the following message from DSS appears, please click on "Yes" to allow it to download HijackThis, if you don't already have it.

Allow DSS through your firewall to download HijackThis by clicking "OK"

DSS has installed HijackThis, and placed a shortcut on your desktop. Click "OK" to allow the scan to continue.

When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.tx... Read more

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i want to get email to cycle through signatures.

1st email sig would be 'abc', second email sig, 'def', third 'hij' and so on, is there any way to do this short of manually entering the sig?

using commonly available hotmail and Yahoo controls?

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In Outlook 98, if you permanently delete messages from your deleted folder, how can you get that data back? I know it can be done because our former IT person used to do it. Our back-up pst file does not have the lost data either. Is there help out there?

A:Is this impossible?

I have heard that on the Microsoft website they have the info for this.
Sorry that I don't have the time now to find it for you.

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I have a relatively new Dell XPS 410 running Windows XP Media Center Edition. I am extremely exasperated over a problem that seems unfixable. Every time I start the computer, I get a pop-up appearing right before the user log on screen. It says "Fixed" and will not let me exit out, so I can only perss "OK" to bypass it. The log on screen is normal and any user can be selected to log on. But, when selcted to log on, it loads personal settings, flashes the desktop and immediately logs off and saves the settings. I can not get to the desktop, so I can not scan for viruses or delete files. I really don't want to hear the computer is forever inoperable. Any advice would be appreciated!

A:Please Help-log On Impossible!

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Hi! I'm new here -- noticed that a few people had the same problem I'm having with IE Pop-Ups, so I thought I'd look for some help. Spyware scans and pop-up stoppers couldn't cut it and my virus scanner finds nothing wrong.

Though I can only check back here every now and then, and not on the weekends (I apologize in advanced for slow replies), I was hoping that someone might have some ideas on where to go to fix this!

Thanks for your time!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:58:20 AM, on 6/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
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A:Impossible IE Pop-Ups!

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Ok XP PRO...but I ain't no pro and my grammar sucks!

I was messing with the file associations...

Now I can't open folders in the same window anymore.
Nor can I delete the associations I had made.

My Computer -> C: -> same tree

after that

XYZ folder and its subs all open independently


Is there any way to fix this? Other than a reinstall?

A:Maybe impossible to help me...

If you have a recent restore point you can go that route and restore your computer to a point before you changed this.Any other programs or settings will revert back to that time.

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i want to get email to cycle through signatures.

1st email sig would be 'abc', second email sig, 'def', third 'hij' and so on, is there any way to do this short of manually entering the sig?

using commonly available hotmail and Yahoo controls?

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ok so i had just got one of my old laptops to work again and i was very happy. Then one of my sisters wanted to use it so i let her use it. I got it back, but when it was returned it had two viruses on it. One was Windows police pro and the other was Protection System. I am sure i got rid of Police pro but i cant get rid of protection system. I tried to download Malware and Combo Fix ,but everytime i go to launch a program it brings up some command prompt thing saying C\\Windows\system32\desote. It is beinging to frustrate me and i dont know what to do. Please someone help D: [(Note for all)(i started firefox by right clicking and using the run as command)]

A:Impossible to fix?

Hi TunaFishyFish and to Bleeping Computer!Please note: ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert." It is NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.ROOTREPEAL-------------We need to check for rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Zip Mirrors (Recommended)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive.Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.

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I have a folder in my external terabyte that appeared some time ago. I can not delete it with any software. I tried to delete with DOS and it says all the same. The problem is that it will not let me downgrade it to a write-able format. It seems to be locked in READ ONLY status. I have attempted to take ownership of the drive and the files, but I can not get rid of it. When I first noticed it, it was random letters. When I tried to delete the file it turned into many many "Z's". When I ran the DOS delete protocol it changed into 6 "Z's"; with in that folder is a empty folder called "Update". Since then I have not been able to do anything about it. I don't know what to do. I even downloaded a program called Delete on Boot, and still no success. I have been coming here for about a year when I caught the Rogue Internet Security 2010. It was since then, 12/30/09 the day that i reformatted to yield to the virus's victory that the file first appeared in the external hard drive. I am wits end and I know someone out there can help me. Please tell me what to do. I was told that it was very complex and destructive hack file. Am I infected again?

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I have five computer equipped whit Win 2000 french edition. And some Win 2000 dont want to load the profil of the user ??? It take 2 or 3 reboot after it works ??? Whath I do wrong during the installation ??? The user are not defind on the machine but on the domaine ...help !!! Sorry for my english

A:Win 2k bug ????? Impossible =)))


What errors are you getting? What happens when a user logs on? Are the profiles on the server or are they all on the local machine?

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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Is there any way to stop Virtu Monde popups? Somehow, I have become infected. Nothing seems to stop this creature. I have NIS installed. It doesn't help. I have Windows Defender installed. It doesn't help. My settings are set to block all popups. It doesn't help. Spyware Doctor will remove Virtu Monde a hundred times a day, but it always keeps comming back. I don't want to remove Virtu Monde a hundred times a day. I want to stop it from placing popups on my computer in the first place. Is this possible. If so, how do I do it?

Thank you in advance,


A:Is this impossible?

Hello likekinds

Spyware Doctor is not cleaning it all out.

The only way to totally get rid of it is by using HijackThis

You should post a HijackThis log. The experts on the forum there will clean it all up for you


Read the Red sticky at the top first

Do all you can from the instructions. If you can`t run something just miss it out and post the log anyway with a brief description of your problem

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There are some files on my flash drive that are no longer visible, i know they werent deleted because the data still shows up in the properties...I tried allowing it to to show hidden and system files in folder options, nothin. i even tried running a command to show hidden files to no avail...please help

xp asus notebook and vista acer desktop, same thing on both... i also tried a file recovery program and all it would come up with is previously deleted files

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Hey guys it's me again with my annoying and those that seem to be impossible-to-fix-problems.

Well 3 months ago i bought an AMD 5600+ Dual Core and i had lots of problems since then, believing it was defective, i wrote to AMD support and requested an RMA. My replacement arrived today. It fixed LOTS of random crashes and my computer was able to boot up properly with both rams placed on in dual channel. I went to play on Soulstorm, it crashed, sometimes half way through a game or sometimes about 5 minutes into the game. I went on another game which is Company of Heroes, it crashed too.

The only reason i tested these 2 games was because they crashed most of the times when i had the defective processor.I thought it was the RAM but i thought it wouldn't make any sense because while waiting for my replacement to arrive, i put in my old AMD Athlon 3500+ and it worked fine with EVERY SINGLE games so it couldn't be the RAM and it can't be the replacement either. Not knowing what else to do, i took one stick of ram out, and guess what? It worked like a charm ! I really have no idea what's going on inside but if anyone had been through this or anyone who knows how to fix please help and....ermm if it works you'll be able to rest assured that a person on earth is grateful and just wants to kill you with hugs XD

BTW this is my spec:
Abit AN52
OCZ PC26400 platinum edition
Radeon Sapphire 1950x Pro
AMD 5600+ Dual Core
Arctic Cooler 64 Pro
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A:Impossible! I need some serious help

Have you switched the ram modules around to see if it is stable with either one installed?

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I tried - unsuccessfully - to boot my new Pavilion x360  with USB pen drive with Ubuntu Live but the pc always starts Windows 10, even ignoring changes of boot priority in bios. Why not ? Please can you help me teaching me the correct actions and steps? Thanks in advance.

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Pavilion dv6When you start a laptop hangs on company logotibe . Bios does not start . The battery pulled out , zhostky drive disconnected , the battery from the motherboard also pulled out . It did not help . What to do?

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Holy cow I am hoping someone here can help me out for I am pulling my hair out one strand at a time.
I have a Sony Vaio All-In-One 3D touch screen computer [VPCL22SFX] that is having an issue and I am unable to figure out what exactly is going on. It does not lack in processing power or RAM which makes this even more difficult. This PC has worked perfectly since I bought it but now it seems there is something wrong and I can't figure it out. About 3 months ago it started slowing down at certain times and I have exhausted everything I know to help diagnose what the issue could be and I am coming up with nada. I only use this PC for accessing MS Office and internet surfing so I keep it very clean. When I go to YouTube the video and audio stutters and brings the PC down to a crawl. I will attempt to move the mouse at the same time and it also stutters or skips all over the place. When I try to copy data over from the PC to an external hard drive [or vice versa] the mouse exhibits the same behavior. I am on a wired connection and I am getting about 40 MBPS downloads and 4 MBPS uploads on AT&T Uverse, and I run speed tests all the time so I know the number is consistent. I have used Hiren's Boot CD to test the CPU, the RAM, the fans, the hard drive, the video card and the audio and it passes all the tests. I also used VAIO Care to test everything as well as Bluetooth, BD drive, etc. and it passed all those tests as well. I ran a check for spyware and malware...nothing w... Read more

A:Impossible To Figure Out

Here are the specs....
Product Highlights
2.2GHz Intel Core i7-2720QM Quad-Core
8GB (2x4GB) RAM
3TB 5400rpm Hard Drive
Blu-ray/CD/DVD Burner
nVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 1GB GPU
ATSC/NTSC TV Tuner with Remote Control
24" Multi-Touch Widescreen 3D LCD
Integrated Camera and Microphone
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

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I have a folder/file deleting problem..
On an XP/sp2 NTFS system.
My error states...cannot delete file: cannot read from source file or disk
This problem occurs when I try to delete a folder.

If i try deleting the folder that contains the problem folder i get this..
cannot delete Contains Profanity Fake-NAME : cannot find specified file.
(note: thats not the real name)

How this file happend to get on my cpu...
I just bought a new HD and I was copying all of my songs from my iPod. I was using a nifty little tool to back up (and organize) a couple thousand mp3s on my new HD. The transfer process was halted when windows encountered an invalid file name error. I think the file contained a ":".

I have tried...
safe mode method.
cmd-manual deleting method.
MoveOnBoot method.
I have even done all of those methods with the HD booted as a slave.


any suggestions plz reply.

A:Ive Tried. Impossible to Delete!

Here is a simple procedure

Sometimes you want to delete a file but when you do so an error message pops and tells you it cannot be done. Do successfully delete such a file do the following:

Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.

Close all open programs.

You now need to close EXPLORER.EXE. The proper way to shutdown Explorer is to raise the "Shut Down Windows" dialog (select "Shut Down..." from the start menu), hold down CTRL+SHIFT+ALT and press the CANCEL button. Explorer will exit cleanly.

Note: The <CTRL+SHIFT+ALT> at the 'Shut Down Windows' dialog method of closing Explorer is built into Explorer. (It was specifically designed so that developers writing Shell Extensions could get Explorer to release their Shell Extension DLLs while debugging them).

Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory where the undeletable file is located in. At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is the file you wish to delete.

Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.

Close Task Manager.


(Tip modification submitted by James R. Twine who has a great utility called Delete FXP Files that can help you delete files and folders that simply won't go away).


click here to download it

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I have a Speedtouch Modem and a Belkin Wireless Router. I get an average speed, although it has dropped lately.

I bought a Belkin 'N' Wireless Router+Modem. It would not make a connection to my ISP.
I have spent HOURS [Literally] on the phone with Belkin Techs and my ISP.
Changed settings - patched etc etc etc.
Belikin replaced the Router+Modem with an N+. SAME RESULT AS ABOVE.

A retailer lent me a NetGear G Router+Modem - SAME RESULT AS ABOVE.

Today a telephone engineer came and checked my line for faults. FINE. A1.

Now, my Speedtouch with Router WORKS.

So...EVERYONE says it's impossible that the others DO NOT work.

I'm told that if you simply plug a modem into any phone point with ASDL- you will get an ASDL light. I don't with the new stuff.

My friend does.

What I'm experiencing is impossible - but is it ?

The men in white coats will soon be here. Help.

A:Impossible - but true.

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Bonjour, j'ai un PC portable 14-ac120nf  mais il est impossible de faire la restauration du systemecela bloque à 54% Je n'ai bien entendu aucun media en plus et il n'y a pas de point de restauration Je vois bien les disques durs par contreQue faire ?  

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I am still having wierd problems with my computer. It all started, when I installed Roxio Media creator 7 ( and than un-installed it cause it gave me problems.) It put in the standard VGA driver, and my graphics accleleration was dead slow. After re-installing the video driver, it is better, but still abnormally sluggish, It is a nice card, a ATI Radeon 9000 w/ 128 MB or RAM. There was a second monitor, but I removed it for troubleshooting. The PC has plenty of HD space, 1 GB of 333 RAM, and a 2.4 GHX CPU. It is running XP Pro. The motherboard is an Amptron 94-935ALU w/ a SIS651/962L chipset. I am a certified tech and have optimized it quite well. (No virus, spyware, de-fragged, etc.)
When I open my first webpage after sign on or switching screen names, it takes like 7 minutes to load. It starts with "downloading from site", than it goes back to "starting downloading from site", and it takes forever. It usually opens pages normally after that, but not always. Same thing happens even afterwards, if I start IE. And when I load WinMX, it starts scanning for shared files(1000's) and gets stuck in the place. It takes like 5 minutes to load. (It stops responding, will sometimes turn "white". Same thing with K-lite, like blocks of it are missing, the graphics are all screwed up; it takes 6 minutes to load. (Could it be something with frames?). Same thing loading Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004. And some programs I install, take an u... Read more

A:Impossible Problem

While you're at it, you wanna finish up over on your HJT logs? We are awaiting your update.


BTW, try this little bugger. Most of you problems sounds network-related.

Download WinsockFix and unzip it. Then double-click on it to run it.

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For about 2-3 days now, it's become impossible to load certain websites. These websites include www.mediafire.com, and there is software called "Hamachi" to simulate a virtual lan server, which also won't connect at all. Hamachi gets stuck at "Probing" and mediafire.com completely fails to load. I have used websites like isitdown to check if mediafire is down for everyone of just me, and it's just me.

I have restarted the router 4-5 times, and I've tried accessing it from all computers in our home, but none of them work.

I am using Windows 8 and am with MWEB.

Please help,

A:Internet near impossible to use

That sounds like an ISP problem
it is quite likely blocked by your ISP
I have friends in SA who inform me that when they reach close to their monthly limits, sites like mediafire and other sharing sites get blocked
Most SA ISPs do severely limit what you can download and give what is seen in rest of the world as very low bandwith limits for a very expensive price

Check with ISP first

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Hello, i have changed my old HDD to a SSD(Kingston hyperX fury 240GB, controller SandForce® SF-2281). I have tried to install windows 7, windows 10 and debian but i have always the same problem, when the install reboot to finish it, it impossible to boot from the SSD. My opinion is the controller is incompatible with my pc(HP pavilion dv6-7045ez). I have found crucial.com which say all ssd compatible with dv6-7XXX series(http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP-Compaq/pavilion-dv6-7xxx-series-%28intel-ddr...). Can i trust it? Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english, it's not my native langage. 

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Assume I know nothing (yes my name is Jon).

Anyway, I want excel to go to a url, populate some fields (date range, location), run the report, then download it in csv format.

The url is actually an internal SQL database so this should be simple via just using a SQL table. However, my company won't give me backdoor access to the server to connect to the table.

I can however, go to the url (not sure if website or url or what is the correct term) and manually input everything, run the report, export as .csv, copy, paste, and go from there. I have to do this everyday when the previous days information is uploaded to the database. There could also be changes made to other days which I need to update as well.

Is there a way I can automate this without having to bother my IT group with server permissions?

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My windows xp home edition wont open!
Ive tried using a win 98 boot disk - no good.
I have a message telling me that a SMART failure on the hd is about to happen.
Ive tried to open a (downloaded) xp reinstallation cd (4mb) at the prompt and it wont open.

How do i get in?

Many thanks

PS Remember i am a stupid layperson

A:Impossible Situation

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a few days ago there were supposively some yahoo im messages sent from one of my computers that have more or less led to a chaotic situation. conviently enough, yahoo messengers logs are turned off so i cant pull them up. my question is does vista happen to log computer acitivities so i can see if what was ran on that particular day? and if so how do i find these logs? thanks.

A:Likely Impossible Question


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This is going to be a long post. I'll start from the beginning.

Windows 7 (64 bit premium) came to my door today. I put it in my disc, logged on to my windows xp account. A pop up came up saying, "close any programs still on xp". So i googled how to do that, and it said to wipe my fdisk. I opened the console and did so, but that it didn't know if it was an external or internal command. So i googled another way to do it, and it get compmgmt.msc as a command to enter into my start>run thingy. I do that, and i go to disk management. Then i went to format, and hit the start button (not on the bottom of the screen, the little pop up window from format). Then it tells me i need to go to safe mode. I did, and went to the command prompt safe mode. I typed in fdisk, but got the same message as before. I hit restart, and went into regular safe mode. The other places i read about said to do it in administrator. The administrator had never been there before, and had just popped up. I hit enter on the password to see if it would go, but it wouldnt. so i hit restart, but this time windows 7 started up instead. Then i got stuck and froze my computer, so i restarted again. Then this message popped up before i get to the loading screen:

windows could not start becasue the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root>\system\hal.dll.
please reinstall the above file.
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A:impossible to get from windows xp to 7

You can't start setup from Windows. And you can't format the drive from which you are running Windows, any more than you can dig a hole in the ground you are standing on. You need to boot from the DVD and then remove the partitions when you have the option. After that, just follow the prompts.

There is no "fdisk" in Windows since around 10 years ago and it shouldn't be used on modern systems. Partitioning and formatting are part of setup. There are no messages from Windows 7 setup that mention fdisk, ever.

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