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#1 kolobob

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 07:56 PM

Hi, Just lately I've been getting this popup message everytime I close IE6 "The Installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete. This could be the result of a damaged disk, a failed download or a virus"
I have no problems downloading it's just this popup that seems to be a nuisance. I don't know what caused this as the computer was going great then all of a sudden this. I looked up google and went to this link http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Why_do_I_get_NSIS_Error and followed the instructions for an error with single installer -- I scanned my PC with my AV, Ewido, SuperAntiSpyware and my PC was clean -- I did a chkdsk but no errors there -- I downloaded windows installer 3.1.0.0 but I'm still getting this popup message -- I tried to restore my system back (7 days) but it said that it couldn't restore from this restore point -- so at the moment I'm back where I started from -- I have noticed that everytime this popup appears I get an icon at the bottom of my screen saying "NSIS ERROR" with the McAfee icon [ie] a redbox with the letter M in white -- Can anybody help me please.

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#2 Enthusiast

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:47 PM

The first thing to address is scanning for malware. McAffee is finding something when the color flash takes place.

It should have created a log to tell you what it found. See if you can find it.

Next, I suggest you run a Windows One Care Free Scan

Go to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan (using Windows Explorer only)
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download the Active X components.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.

Reboot.

The following from Microsoft may help:
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=290301

Windows Installer download
Windows 2000; Windows XP
WindowsInstaller-KB893803-x86.exe is the redistributable package for installing or upgrading Windows Installer.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

Windows Installer 3.1 v2 (3.1.4000.2435
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893803/en-us

The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed
http://consumer.installshield.com/kb.asp?id=Q110722

Did that resolve the issue?

Edited by Enthusiast, 03 December 2006 - 09:51 PM.


#3 kolobob

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 08:28 PM

Hi Enthusiast, Thanx for your input/help -- tried looking for the log in the OAS Logs but nothing so am trying the rest of your suggestions starting with the "Free PC Safety Scan" will let you know how I get on -- Once again many thanx

C U L8r

Cheers

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:42 PM

PROBLEM FIXED - I noticed that the NSIS ERROR msg had this icon on the bottom of the screen - a greybox with a red M - McAfee product -- I have their av and a program called "McAfee Site Advisor" - I decided to uninstall Site Advisor and see if this fixed my problem and sure enough no more of the "NSIS ERROR" msg's popup - hopefully it will remain like this

THANX TO ENTHUSIAST for you help -- this was greatly appreciated.

MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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Posted 06 December 2006 - 08:27 AM

This same problem occurred to other users of McAfee's Site Advisor due to a update. A newer update supposedly fixed this.
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