So I tried to download a serial number...
Not only is that practice a security risk, it is considered illegal activity and a violation of our BC Discussion/Message Boards Rules
No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.
If you use those kind of programs, be forewarned
that some of the worst types of malware infections can be contracted and spread by visiting crack, keygen and pirated software sites. Those who attempt to get software for free can end up with a computer system so badly damaged that recovery is not possible and it cannot be repaired
. When that happens there is nothing you can do besides reformatting and reinstalling Windows.
The "Cannot find...
", "Could not run..."
or "Error loading...
" message is usually related to malware that was set to run at startup but has been deleted. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it since the file was mostly likely removed during an anti-virus or anti-malware scan or the uninstall of a program. However, an associated orphaned registry entry
remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the file when it loads.
To resolve this, download Autoruns
, search for the related entry and then delete it.
- Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if your not sure how to do this.)
- Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.
- Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.
- When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.
- Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.
- Right-click on the entry and choose delete.
- Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.