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Programs won't stay open


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#1 Crizz44

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 08:06 PM

I am trying to help a friend. He has Windows XP Home. Everytime he opens a program, it flashes open for a second and then closes. We have scanned the computer with AVG and Adaware, but are not able to update the programs. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem or knows of any malware that has this type of symptom. Thank you for any help you can give!!

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 04:21 AM

Hi just try msconfig start->run->msconfig click enter.
Go to startup tab and clear all the unnecessary items except for firewal and anti-virus. Restart the computer and see if the problem still exist.
If the problem still exist reply back with more detail on what exactly happens and on what kinda programs.

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 07:29 AM

realy strange prob that. dose you mate have SP1 or SP2? what was the things he did, the last time the comp worked properly? can it work normally in safe mode?
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Posted 15 August 2005 - 12:30 AM

Thank you for everyone's help. But the problem was fixed with Spy Sweeper. We had run Adaware, and AVG antivirus and found a lot of viruses and spyware. We stopped a lot of the start up files in Msconfig. We went into the registry and looked for odd entries and deleted a few of those. But, it took the Spy Sweeper to fix the problem in the end. Thank you for all your help !!!!!




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