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Add/remove Programs Tool Does Not Open


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#1 terrified_by_hijack

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 02:34 PM

Its really driving me crazy..
My Add/Remove programs doesn't work. No error message ..nothing.
simply shows a busy arrow symbol for a second then nothing happens :thumbsup:

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#2 stevealmighty

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 03:17 PM

The only time that I've ever come accross this is when the computer is infected with malware :thumbsup: Perhaps you should post in the HJT (HiJack This!) area of this forum and see if that helps!

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 03:19 PM

Or perhaps run some anti malware scans before using Highjack This.
Such as your anti virus and any antispyware/adware programs you may have.
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 03:24 PM

Or perhaps run some anti malware scans before using Highjack This.
Such as your anti virus and any antispyware/adware programs you may have.


Ouch! Great point! Now, why didn't I think of that? DOH! :thumbsup:
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 02:56 PM

Even if you find som "baddies" on your computer, its most likely that the damage is done to some system library files.
You may have to get some files reregistered or replaced.
If all else fails call MS to get the files replaced and reregistered for free.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:31 AM

Is the missing add/remove utility the only problem or are there others?

Have you added or deleted any software or hardware just before the problem began (including updates to anything including Windows, McAffee or Norton AV?

Do you know exactly when the problem began? (date)

Edited by Enthusiast, 03 April 2006 - 01:33 AM.





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