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pierrrre

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Hi

For some reason, almost everytime I left click on an Icon, Windows installer start and attempt to install Symantec Antivirus. I already have Symantec install and can't find out how to stop this behavior. I ran a virus scan (with Symantec), ran a spyware check and went back to a previous registry point. Nothing worked. Does any one have any idea what cause this and what I could do to stop this behavior?

Windows XP SP2

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Never mind

I solved the problem

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Just wondering for pepole who have future problems with this issue. What did you do to solve the problem.
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Hi tuxmaster

Like I mentioned before I ran a virus scan (with Symantec), ran a spyware check and went back to a previous registry point but it did not work. For some reasons I hadn't been able to do a system restore since I install XP a few years ago. I always got the error message that nothing had been changed on my PC. So I fixed that problem by modifying wininit.ini in the windows folder (renamed it wininit.xxx). I ran a system restore form yesterday morning point. That was it...a simple system restore fixed the problem. I killed two birds with one stone on this one (fixed the windows installer problem and fixed my long time system restore problem).

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