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#1 sculls

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:48 PM

When I start my laptop running Windows XP I receive a message advising that Power Shells cannot be created. No further explanation is offered and it is not a consistent message I receive. I may or may not receive it when I start up. No problems when I "x" out of it. I proceed online and everything seems normal. Recently I have also received messages referring to Scripts. The message is " Windows Internet Explorer
Stop running this script ?
A script on this page is causing Internet Explorer to run slowly. If it continues to run, your computer might become unresponsive. [yes] [no] "
This seems to only appear when I am on Facebook and especially when running the game FarmVille.
From what I understand, a script has something to do with computer programming; as in someone was trying to compose a program. I do have Remote Assistance but to the best of my knowledge no one has accessed my computer. I do have MSN security which I run faithfully once per day. I am aware that there are a few Facebook viruses out there and so far my security system has not indicated that I have been compromised. I have 82% availability on my hard drive. I do not disconnect my Firewall. I considered submitting a question to remote assistance for help with this but they want me to download & allow MSN Messenger and I refuse to do that. Had very bad experience with that in the past and have heard I am not alone in that respect.
What do I need to do to remove these interruptions ? What is the function of a Power Shell ? How concerned do I need to be with any of this in regards to function and security ? Is it doing harm to my laptop or is it simply being a nuisance ? If I do nothing will this progress into deeper, more serious problems ?
What happened so that I am having this problem ? From what I can tell it is my system not a change to Facebook or Zynga etc.
Thank you for any and all help and feedback provided. When you offer a suggestion, please explain carefully & in detail so I can follow. One friend suggested that the fix was to remove Internet Explorer and then reinstall but I do not know how that would help. I do not have any software to reinstall IE

Edit: Moved topic from Introductions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:44 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

The below is for those who cannot get online

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:27 AM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/MqswbPFl1FZfFkGpzOACmxd

I hope this works. Please let me know. I really appreciate the help.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:50 PM

I still need help with this issue. The script pop up is happening much more frequently. Often there is a lag without the system allowing a response or keystrokes, freezing up and then the pop up appears. I see that this has had over 100 views, is it possible that no one knows how to help with this ? Am I not sharing enough info ? Please feel free to ask if it would help resolve this.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:29 AM

When i get home ill post another tool to run.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:16 AM

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

No installation required.

Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.

Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.

You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Attach the file to your next reply.

Compliments of Broni

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

I have attached the Autorun as text. Thanks for your help. Please let me know if I can provide any further information.
Attached File  AutoRuns.txt   23.33KB   2 downloads

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

I would remove the Ask Tool Bar, and see if it still happens.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:23 PM

The Ask toolbar may be an entry in Add/Remove Programs...you may be able to uninstall it there.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:17 PM

I have removed my Ask toolbar. I logged out & rebooted. It the script message appeared almost immediately. Still having the problem. What else can we try ?

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:10 AM

Can you take a screenshot?

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:04 AM

What is the exact wording of the error message you receive re power shells?

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