Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

How do I remove an annoying 'pop-up'?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 whiskytango

whiskytango

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:01 PM

Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:39 AM

I did a search on my PC for the following activexdebugger32.exe which was not successful. Now everytime I turn on my PC I get a window headed activexdebugger32.exe, with a large red x on the left hand side telling me that Windows cannot find 'activexdebugger32.exe'. Make sure you type the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click search.There is even a folder marked 'activexdebugger32.exe' placed in the bottom tray of my PC. The only way I can remove either is choosing the 'close' option, but still it returns everytime I turn on my PC.

I have tried runnning System Restore and then A-Squared.
I am running XP and looked for MS Virtual Machine to remove it, and have Sun Java instead.
I have tried other scanners e.g. http://www.avast.com/free-virus-cleaner.
I have also tried going to 'start/run and typing in the box msconfig and click OK, then in the new window that opened I choose the startup tab, looked for activexdebugger32.exe, but found nothing.
The Prefetch folder in my Windows directory found nothing connected with activexdebugger, neither did the System Tools / Scheduled Tasks route.
I tried the msconfig procedure again and clicked on the Services tab, and all the other tabs, but nothing suspicious found.
Cheers

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 50,964 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:01 PM

Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:19 PM

Have you performed any recent scans with your anti-virus or any other anti-malware programs? If so, it's not unusual to receive such an error(s) when "booting up" after using such tools to remove a malware infection.

A "Cannot find...", "Could not run...", "Error loading... or "specific module could not be found" message is usually related to a malware file that was set to run at startup in the registry 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. However, an associated orphaned registry entry still remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. Since the file no longer exists, Windows will display an error message. 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 you're not sure how to do this. Vista users refer to these instructions.)
  • 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.
  • If found, right-click on the entry and choose delete.
  • Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.
If you're going to keep and use Autoruns, be sure to read:
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#3 whiskytango

whiskytango
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:01 PM

Posted 30 April 2010 - 06:15 AM

Thank you quietman7 for the easy to follow instructions, it worked like a dream. I was so chuffed to have done it that I re-booted twice. Problem solved.
T

#4 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 50,964 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:01 PM

Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:02 AM

You're welcome.

Now you should Create a New Restore Point to enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state if you encounter future issues. 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.

Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point in Vista or Windows 7 and Disk Cleanup in Vista.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users