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Icons with UAC Shield Won't Run.


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#1 spaceroids

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:23 AM

I recently used combo fix, a registry cleaner. Now when ever i attempt to run a program with a windows security shield, it never loads. I have no ideas what steps to take

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 10:30 AM

Sorry to hear about your computer problem.

Using registry cleaners can sometimes mess up your computer, which is why BC recommends not using them.

You also mentioned using ComboFix, which is a powerful antimalware program. In fact, it is powerful enough that it should never be used except under the supervision of one of the trained helpers here at BC or other authorized forums, as it can also seriously mess up your computer if not configured properly.

You might want to try restoring your computer to an earlier save point, and see if that fixes the problem.

Good Luck.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:35 AM

than you for replying, is there another way to run system restore without using the icon, because the icon also has the shield on it

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:59 PM

Not sure what you mean by saying system restore has a shield on its icon.

In Windows XP, you simply click on the Start button, then select Programs, Accessories, Systems Tools, then click on the icon for System Restore.

I'm really not familiar with Windows Vista, but hopefully it is similar.

Best Wishes.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 04:41 AM

The shield signifies a program that requires administrator permissions to run, and gets those permissions via UAC. If Combofix has muddled something in UAC you might have to restart in safe mode to run system restore.
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Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:56 AM

Combofix is indeed not a registry cleaner, but a malware cleaning/diagnostics tool and as mentioned before, it is not recommended to run unsupervised.

In your case, can you get any of the applications to run by rightclicking on the icon and selecting "run as administrator"?

If we cannot get this fixed, Combofix has inbuild routines to undo all changes, so there would be no need for a system restore.

For now, I would want to know why you ran Combofix in the first place. Did you have malware problems?

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