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CNTL-ALT-DEL Disabled Windows Installer Launches via Explorer Context


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paulbkk

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After a LONG sequence of procedures (outlined 1-11 below) which, THANKS to info in this forum, fixed numerous other problems, I have a few remaining problems on my XP Inspiron 9300.

The problems that remain are:
1) CNTL ALT DEL is disabled (won't start task manager);
2) Button 2 in Explorer/My Computer on a desktop icon, ..., causes a "Windows Installer" window to pop up that must be cancelled before ever getting the context menu;
3) Executing some programs causes Windows Installer windows to pop up **;
4) Stratup is SLOW, disk activity goes for quite some time;
5) Shutdown slow, won't shut off after "windows is shutting down" appears, must power off.

** For instance clicking the desktop "Malware Bytes Anti Maleware" icon causes anywhere from 3 to 12 Windows Installer windows which each must be cancelled before the program loads. !!! Why would this happen with Malware Bytes (a clue?)????

What I have just recently completed already:
1) A repair XP install
2) Windows updates through SP 3 completed successfully (including problematic IE7)
3) numerous programs removed/reinstalled incl. virus scanners and firewalls
4) Complete scan Avast Anti-virus (some found)
5) Complete Scan Malware Bytes Anti Maleware (some found)
6) All Advanced System Care utilities, numerous other registry sweepers/compacters
7) Vundo scans (none found)
8) Basic HiJack This fixes
9) Freed lots of disk space using (still my 80 Gb drive is 3/4's full and ALL my media, etc. is external >> that's 40 GBytes of mostly windows JUNK!)
10) Scan disk/defrag
11) reloading Windows Installer through WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86 (could not find a WI removal tool)

My system is running faster than ever now and many problems (not listed above) have gone away but the 5 problems listed above remain.

The problem with the Windows Installer popups is VERY annoying.

Where do I go from here????

HiJack This log at this point is as follows:



Right now Avast/MBAB >> sytem virus free


Please help! THANKS

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Hello paulbkk

Please do not post HJT logs in this forum , they are to be resolved in the malware forums , and assistance is given by a malware representative

It looks like you have an extensive list of startup programs and some suspect entry's there though, you have quiet a few questionable items in the hijack log
BTW: Avast detected some system restore points... did you do the pre-required steps before ???

6) All Advanced System Care utilities, numerous other registry sweepers/compacters
what regeistry sweeper's "Cleaner's "have you run ??? this type of software if programmed incorrectly( Which most are lol ) can be very troublesome... ( bad for your computer )

8) Basic HiJack This fixes , Did you make back-ups ??? , do you recall what you "fixed"???

I advise you to go to the malware forum and get cleaned up before we proceed with this topic

Please start here: http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html
Complete all steps and save all relavent logs and results ( keep avast and malware logs just incase )

Then go here: http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html
Post a new topic and include all logs and results...

and inform them of this topic by leaving a link
Link: http://www.geekstogo...xt-t229201.html

Thank you for your co-operation

Best of luck !!! ( You are in good hands in the malware forum , they are good at what they do :) )

Anthony19

PS: once you get the all clear ( clean ) from the malware representative we can continue working on this topic

Edited by Anthony19, 16 February 2009 - 05:10 AM.

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Well, as asked ...

http://www.geekstogo...em-t229313.html

But no replies even.

I've made some progress. The situation is improved and different now. Is it OK to go ahead here?
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Hello paulbkk

please give them 3 days

If your topic is 3 days old or more, and you haven't received a reply, please Start a new thread in The Waiting Room with ONLY:

* a link to your topic
* Brief description of your issue i.e Malware - Hardware- Application - Operating system.
* the date it was posted
Taken from http://www.geekstogo...elp-t21590.html

Best of Luck

Anthony19
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paulbkk

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Forget it.

Good bye GGEEEKKKKSSSSS
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