The file KB891711.exe
file is a Windows security update file protecting against a "Vulnerability in cursor and icon format handling could allow remote code execution
". As such I regard it as necessary
. For more info see Microsoft MS05-002
However some people have reported problems with this file and it can be uninstalled using Add/Remove programs
as kool808 suggested. You could try uninstalling the application and see if that fixes your problem. Depending on when you installed KB891711.exe
it may be the case you have an older version of the file, there are known problems with the olderversion. So if uninstalling solves your problem, visit Windows updates again and reinstall the recent version. And then see if you still have the problem.
I ran dr wasson and it said this :Windows KB891711 component has altered Windows system files
concerns me a little. Have you recently installed this file? I'm not sure if that's normal, I've never noticed that before and I have 3 win 98 machines here. Maybe someone here can further enlighten us on this issue.
Ps you can run adware in safe mode and avoid that problem as KB891711
should not be loaded in safe mode. Try that first and let us know what happens. To enter safe mode tap F8
) repeatedly while the system is booting up, and then choose Safe Mode
from the Startup Menu
Edited by StarHawk, 24 May 2005 - 08:47 AM.