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#1 wannabeadmin141

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:31 PM

Anytime i right click on an icon for a program i get the usual windows Red X box(like you did something wrong) but with no error message. its very strange. it happens usually when i right click on program files.
not sure whats causing this. just happened 1 day out of the blue. no new installed apps either. any help is appreciated!

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:42 PM

Do you have a System Restore Point from before this problem bagan?

If not -
If you are well versed at registry edits try Kelly's Korner
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

203 right side is Restoring Right Click Properties

There are many more listed it could be as well.

Back up your registry before doing any of these so you can restore it if there are problems.

If you are not well versed in the registry do not attempt these.

Edited by Enthusiast, 22 March 2006 - 05:44 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:54 PM

Just a guess, but I reckon spyware, or spyware with an incomplete download.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 06:01 PM

Yes, spyware-malware is always a strong possibility when strange anomalies occur.

Have you run Adaware and Spybot, wannabeadmin141?

If not you may as well go on a malware search.

Download, install, update and then run the following from safe mode:

Anti-malware freeware
(You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several since each may find malware that the others may not find)

Ad-Aware SE Personal - freeware
http://www.lavasoft.com/
Click on Adaware SE Personal in “Products” on the left side of the page
Or it may be easier to find it here:
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Adawa...nal/965718306/1


Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable “Teatimer” which gives you realtime protection against malware invasion. (absolutely necessary)

Microsoft Windows Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
This also provides realtime protection. (absolutely necessary)

SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

A˛ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.

Use these web based scans using Internet Explorer only (as they require ActiveX to work)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest


Panda Activescan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.

online trojan scans here –
Sygate Trojanscan
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html


Windows Security Trojanscan
http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
See instructions for it here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp




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