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#1 joeslip

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:22 PM

How do I prevent the search enhancement pack from loading when I start my computer XP SP3.... :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:36 PM

Hello joeslip

You can try removing this Pack by -
- click Start
- select Run
- type the following:msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}
- click OK.

Hope that helps
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:37 PM

I tried that but it comes up with " this action is only valid for products that are currently installed"

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:56 PM

Try this one instead. msiexec /x {9C9CEB9D-53FD-49A7-85D2-FE674F72F24E}

The problem is in the new Windows live messenger. It contains an application called Choice Guard and that is the troublemaker.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 10:49 PM

comes up with the same message when I use this msiexec /x {9C9CEB9D-53FD-49A7-85D2-FE674F72F24E}

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 08:35 AM

Hi I found this on the web..
This step involves modifying the registry. Modifying the registry can be dangerous (and can render your system unbootable) so it's advisable that you make a backup of the registry before proceeding.
Modification of the registry can be EXTREMELY dangerous if you do not know exactly what you are doing so follow the steps that are listed below EXACTLY. if you cannot perform some of these steps or if you have ANY questions please ask BEFORE proceeding.

Backing Up Your Registry
  • Go Here and download ERUNT
    (ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)
  • Install ERUNT by following the prompts
    (use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)
  • Start ERUNT
    (either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)
  • Choose a location for the backup
    (the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).
  • Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked
  • Press OK
  • Press YES to create the folder.
Registry Modifications

For more information about modifying the registry, see this Microsoft article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/256986



Open run and type in: regedit
Navitage to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
....SOFTWARE
....Microsoft
....Search Enhancement Pack
....Choice Guard

From there, you should see a key with the product ID

Copy that id into the command from that other page and put it in the run command window

msiexec /x (newly copied product ID)

Edited by boopme, 14 October 2009 - 08:36 AM.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 10:25 AM

Yes, Ihave tried that , this is the product code "msiexec /x {FoE12BBA-AD66-4022-A453-A1C8AoC4D}" and I get this response

this installation package could not be opened.Verify that the package exists and that you can access it.or contact the application vendor to verify that is a valid windows installer package.....

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:05 PM

I guess this started after you updated windows live something. Try doing a system restore to the day before that. Of course you will have decision of reinstalling if that stops it.


EDIT: Try this first

Please download and run Process Explorer v11.33
Click on File then Save As, create a log.
Copy and paste it into your next reply.

Edited by boopme, 14 October 2009 - 02:06 PM.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 05:16 PM

Process PID CPU Description Company Name
System Idle Process 0 93.75
Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts
DPCs n/a 1.56 Deferred Procedure Calls
System 4
smss.exe 464 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation
csrss.exe 532 1.56 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation
winlogon.exe 556 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation
services.exe 600 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 780 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
unsecapp.exe 2660 WMI Microsoft Corporation
wmiprvse.exe 2724 WMI Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 828 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 896 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
Smc.exe 932 1.56 Sygate Agent Firewall Sygate Technologies, Inc.
svchost.exe 1092 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1284 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
AAWService.exe 1380 Ad-Aware Service Application Lavasoft
spoolsv.exe 1472 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1872 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
avgwdsvc.exe 1948 AVG Watchdog Service AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.
avgrsx.exe 1756 AVG Resident Shield Service AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.
avgnsx.exe 3400 AVG Network scanner Service AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.
InCDsrv.exe 256 incdsrv Nero AG
jqs.exe 384 Java™ Quick Starter Service Sun Microsystems, Inc.
LSSrvc.exe 420 LightScribe Service Hewlett-Packard Company
McSACore.exe 616 SiteAdvisor McAfee, Inc.
SbieSvc.exe 948 Sandboxie Service tzuk
svchost.exe 1120 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
avgemc.exe 1412 AVG E-Mail Scanner AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.
avgcsrvx.exe 2464 AVG Scanning Core Module - Server Part AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.
alg.exe 2956 Application Layer Gateway Service Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 3764 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation
lsass.exe 612 LSA Shell (Export Version) Microsoft Corporation
explorer.exe 1292 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation
avgtray.exe 1960 AVG Tray Monitor AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.
AAWTray.exe 1976 Ad-Aware Tray Application Lavasoft
ctfmon.exe 236 CTF Loader Microsoft Corporation
TeaTimer.exe 260 System settings protector Safer-Networking Ltd.
msimn.exe 3856 Outlook Express Microsoft Corporation
firefox.exe 344 Firefox Mozilla Corporation
procexp.exe 3244 1.56 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:22 PM

OK try the Restore next.

Windows XP System Restore Guide if needed.
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 01:11 PM

Ok I finally stopped the search enhancement pack from loading.........I ran this....msiexec /x {F0E12BBA-AD66-4022-A453-A1C8A0C4D570} in the run
command ,this removes choice guard.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 01:41 PM

Good job !! I felt it had to be in the ID key...So you don't accidentally restore that mess back....
Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.
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