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#1 Fozzer1

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:07 PM

Whilst in Windows, I quite often go onto the Net via one of my Favourites. Until today.

Scrolling down my list from the word "Favourites" in line with File Edit etc., when I click on one of the items, a message comes up "application not found".

However if I call down the list from the "Favourites" by the yellow star, and click on an item, I still get the same message, but when I click ok, it then goes on to connect with the site in question.

If I am actually on the Net, none of the above happens, and I connect normally.

Puzzling to me. It is not actually a big problem, but there is the feeling that perhaps something is in there that should'nt be and I want rid of it.

I have done a virus scan, and tried a System Restore. The former was clear, and the latter did not make any difference.

Any ideas anyone ??

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:53 PM

Hello Fozzer1

I would run some free online virus scanners.

1.Eset
2.Kaspersky
3.Bitdefender
4.Panda
5.McAfee

The event viewer may give some more information.

1. Click Start select run
2. Type eventvwr.exe
3. Press enter
4. Search through the groups for errors and warnings.
5. Double click on each error and or warning.
6. Locate the copy to clipboard button, Posted Image (under the two arrows)
7. Let us know what you find. (paste the results)
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:38 AM

Thanks for your help and interest.

I did the on-line scans as suggested, but to no avail.

I also could not find any clues from the error files.

I came to the conclusion that I had inadvertently deleted something that I should not have done.

Shortly before the problem occurred, I had uninstalled Firefox. I did this through the Add/Remove programme, but I also mechanically deleted any "debris" that I thought was connected.

I have today re-installed Firefox, and the problem has gone away !!

I will try uninstalling without any extras to see if it remains the same.



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Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:02 AM

Thats good to hear :thumbsup: no problem, glad to help.
Regards,

Alan.




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