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Getting Rid Of Unwanted Spam Programs


I was tricked into believing that my computer was infected with trojan virus and clicked a scan program that just popped out onto my screen. The program has now installed onto my pc and i can'r get rid of it. It is called cleanup antivirus and i can't delete it from the program data folder. It keeps popping out with a screeching sound every 5 mins highlighting that i have 31 dangerous virus in my computer and they request you to click remove button. It automatically directs you to a buy cleanup antivirus site.

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2 Email Programs, Want To Get Rid Of 'live' While Having 'hotmail'

Why 2 windows email programs? I have now got 2 similar email programs my regular one has always been a windows hotmail one. Which i am happy with. And since i have got my laptop i now have a windows live one which has all the same emails in it. I don't need this and want to know if it is a good idea to get rid of it, and how to do it. Ps, . , Am i right in calling them email programs, or what is the correct jargon.

Posted On: 2010-08-04 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Security Issue With Email Spam

My e-mail address has begun sending out advertisement spam to the people in my contact list. My e-mail address is sending these messages out without any actions on my part. I don't know when or how this issue came about. And when i go to create a new e-mail message, this is already there where the the body text would be: "my friend: hope everything goes well with you.

I have a wonderful experience to share with you. I found a good website selling all kinds of electronic products. I have already bought a lot of goods from it and now its my best friend.

You may enter the website by click : glosale.com
Email: email removed for privacy
Msn:  email removed for privacy

It's true and i have experienced it myself. "  After i delete this garbage text, completely clearing the main text area, i'm able to begin typing my e-mail without any further problems. But this annoying message comes up every time i go to create a new e-mail message. I don't want to send out any new mail right not, because i'm afraid my e-mail account is compromised. Personal security is on the line. Can someone please tell me what i can possibly do to clear this issue up? I don't want the people in my contact list receiving anymore spam from my e-mail address that i am clearly not sending.


Posted On: 2010-06-26 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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I want to get rid of homegroup from my computer forever. How do i do this?

Posted On: 2010-05-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I want to delete the one in "my pictures", as it has caused all sorts of freeze ups when doing anything in there, caused by the activation of the windows media player to go online and search for file updates. This makes any process to become unusable as the whole system waits for wmp to release it's hold. It must be the music folder in the pictures file that has created this. If i download to a clean, empty, newly created folder, then the problem doesn't occur.

Also, when i try to delete either one, or move them, it gives a message that states: "the action can't be completed because the folder or file in it is open in another program. Close the folder or file and try again. " It happens even if the task manager shows only one of them open at the time of the delete attempt.


Posted On: 2010-05-17 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Get Rid Of Multiboot Option At Boot

Can't get rid of multiboot option. Had installed win. Server 2003 on virtual pc then removed it, but multiboot is still there. I only want windows 7. The option for windows server is not even showing up in bcedit. It looks like there is only one choice. I even tried easybcd and it said there was only 1 entry and it is windows 7. Yet when i restart my machine it always presents a multiboot option with windows server being the top option. I have to click on windows 7 or it will try to boot into windows server (which is no longer present) and then waits for me to insert the installation disk to complete installation.

I don't want windows server anymore. It is not present in the control panel remove a program either. I don't know why it keeps trying to boot into it. Any ideas? Please use small words, i'm not that knowledgeable about the innards of windows.


Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unwanted Upgrade

I have accidentally upgraded my windows 7 professional oem to ultimate through the upgrade windows anytime tool, i don't have a product key and really don't want to have it, and was wondering if there was anyway of getting my professional back without losing all my stuff. I would really appreciate the help, and please spare the comments about what an idiot i am in doing this or asking me why i did it. Personally i wanted to see what the tool looked like and thought that it would have asked me for a product key before doing anything. Please help.

Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Unwanted Popup To Desktop

Every time i log on i get the following pop up message box on my desktop: the aol software cannot start up correctly. Please try again, restart your computer, or reinstall the software error starting: ee://aol/frontier app error code:1

I access the internet by clicking on the ie icon on my bottom toolbar. I have aol as my homepage and it works fine. I have an aol shortcut on the desktop which i do not use. If i do click on the shortcut, i get the aol page that i have to sign on to, so i don't use this as i keep signed into the aol from the ie access. I have tried to reinstall aol and restarted the computer but i keep getting this popup box which is very annoying. How do i stop this from happening?


Posted On: 2010-02-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Monitor Unwanted Auto Reset

I have recently installed windows 7 premium onto my desktop. It has been performing reasonable trouble free but this latest glitch has me perplexed. It has been hot, but the machine was performing well until i left it for a short time and came back to find that the monitor setting had reset to create a blank screen and the "not optimum mode. Recommended mode:1280x1024 60hz". I have restarted the machine and the program is restarting properly, but there is nothing on the screen, just this message.

The machine has quad core q6600 2. 4ghz *mb cache
4gb dual channel ddr2 800 mhz memory
Nvidia geforce 8600gt - 512 mb pci-e graphics card
Samsung syncmaster 710n monitor

I have encountered this on an xp machine and the solution is to interrupt the boot process get into the a mode where you can change the monitor settings, but this was done by a technician. Any solutions?


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unwanted System Tray Items

I recently used revo uninstaller to uninstall weather watcher, weather watcher live and weather bug. Most everything was removed except for their system tray icons and options from the notification area icon control panel. How can i get rid of all traces of these apps?

I guess i can't attach an image here so, here's a link to a screen shot of what i'm talking about:

http://i103. Photobucket.com/albums/m132/bug67/computer/unwantedsystrayitems.jpg

I had some other stray files that i was able to get rid of with regedit but, i for the life of me can't figure this one out. I hope i have this in the correct place. I'm sure there are files somewhere i need to delete which is why i chose this forum.


Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Unwanted Scrolling In Drop Down Menu

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Posted On: 2010-06-26 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I need to delete old vista system folder such as "windows, intel, program files etc"

The story so far (but refer other posts from me")

Bought new vista pc (32 bit home premium)
Loaded w7 rc1 32 bit

Removed w7 rc1 but it left system folders. When w7 was released obtained upgrade pack loaded w7 64 bit as a clean start. This presented several options but i chose this setup pc had vista on c: drive. Ie was the system drive.

D: drive was a media drive with no system files after w7 installation pc was setup as multiboot at startup with w7 as the prime, vista a option. The installation changed the drive names swapping the c: and d: w7 was on the now c: and vista was on the now d: i could live with this?

After a while when i was comfortable with w7 i wanted to remove the multi-boot option with w7 and vista and remove all old vista system files on the d: drive. I did this using a program (see earlier post)

However this left the vista system files on the d: drive. I have been trying to delete these old unused (i think) folders.

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Tried to delete folders using explorer as administrator - access denied

Changed permission for administrator and user to full control - tried to delete folders using explorer as administrator/user - access denied

Utilized program driver cleaner - the file type ie.system folders does not appear in list so cant delete file (see earlier post)

Utilized drive management program in w7. Note it sees the system drive as the d: drive not the c: drive.

Used cmd.exe as administrator using the rd /s switch command - access denied.

Tried to reformat the d: drive - it tells me it cannot reformat the the system section. Note again the system drive for w7 is the c: drive - this is where all the required system folders are reloaded the w7 install upgrade disk and reinstalled w7 64 bit.

After completion nothing changed - i still cannot delete the old system folders on the d: drive and the system drive is still being seen by drive manager as the d: drive! At the moment i am going round in circles with this how do i delete these old system folders? There is a total of 20gig of unwanted files! It should not be this hard!


Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Deleting Unwanted Failed Updates

How do you delete unwanted failed updates from the view update history screen.

Intel driver update for intel(r) wifi link 5100 agn
Installation date: ‎17/‎01/‎2010 8:53 am
Installation status: failed
Error details: code 80246005
Update type: optional


Posted On: 2010-01-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Live Sync - Unwanted Restoration Of Deleted Files

For the last three months i have had a recurring problem of deleted files from livesync re-appearing suddenly overnight out of the blue. I can verify that they are in fact gone from the directories of all three of my syncing computers (two on xp, one on windows 7). Then suddenly out of nowhere, 24-48 hours later, i get all the files deleted since january 2010 reappearing in their original directories. It's a huge headache and takes hours & hours to delete again manually.

Posted On: 2010-04-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Unwanted Research Pane Appearing In Word Office 2007

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I can't find a way to remove or switch of this unwanted intrusion except by shutting down and rebooting but it has happened again and again. Got a 3000 word report to write, going crazy now. No joy with online help - in fact f1 button stops working during these 'turns'. Has anyone got any similar problems, or ideas where to go from here?


Posted On: 2009-11-29 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Office 2007 Programs Do Not Appear In Default Programs List

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Openoffice.org does appear, and when i click on it in the list and click choose defaults for this program many of the defaults are already set to the equivalent microsoft office application. But there are some associations (such as text files) that are not correctly associated, and possibly others that i don't know about. I'd like to click on microsoft word and then click set this program as default so that it will automatically open all the files it can.


Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Installed Programs Not Showing On All Programs List

I have installed office pro 2007, all of a sudden today it does not show up on my all programs list. It is still there because i can do a search and all components come up and function properly. How do i get it on the list?

Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-25 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-19 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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System:
Intel core two duo email removed for privacy
4g memory


Posted On: 2010-04-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .