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OK for some reason stuff that is suppose to be out of autoruns is returning back activated again. For now I would like to do the following.


Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:


+ "BigFix.lnk"




When done restart computer and then:



Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


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I did all suggested.

I was a little confused about the Big Fix. After I attached the autoruns file the first time, did I miss a reply about what to uncheck? Is everything else in there okay? Thank you.
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If you opened autoruns again and then clicked the log on tab you should see the big fix entry. The big fix actually had no file found in its entry which means it could not run.

Post 18 was the second part of the autoruns instructions after I had gone through them for you. If you disable Avast by turning off all the real time scanners does the system then run properly?
If so you may want to follow Ztruckers post 5 and uninstall it completely and install MSE Microsoft Security Essentials. This would verify the issue is Avast then and MSE is just as good but even smaller of a load on system resources which would help the system speed.
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Thanks so much. Things seem to be working better, so I will see how the day goes. Thank you again for your help.
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Did you uninstall Avast or just disable everything with it?
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I disabled the web shield and P2P, but it still seems to be doing it.
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OK I think it's time to uninstall Avast and try MSE :whistling:
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MSE needs SP3, which I have never been able to install. When I do I can't stay connected to the internet. I uninstalled Avast and did the SP3 IT version. It went through and I restarted my computer. Then I tried MSE and it says could not install need filter manager roll up package. I looked at my system and it says SP2 is still there even though I spent 30 minutes installing SP3.
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Go HERE and get Avira Free on the left side where it says download.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 21 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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