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#1 radagast

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 10:10 PM

On some sites there are pictures I want to see but can't. In some cases the pictures are thumbnails and I click on them to blow them up. My PC makes a sound like a video game and at the bottom a message appears saying a pop up has been blocked. I went to TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER and turned it completely off. That did not fix the problem. So I went to TOOLS > INTERNET OPTIONS > PRIVACY and clicked on the box to shut off the pop-up blocker. That did not work either. I re-booted and it still doesn't take care of the problem. I recently had a problem with spy-ware that a friend of mine removed. However, when I boot up my PC I get a message saying that VMMDIAG32.EXE cannot be found. I know that is a bad file. Is there a connection? Thanks. Bill

P.S. When I tried spell checker right now for this post, the same problem is happening.

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 11:55 PM

Hi radagast and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,
As you can see in our Startup Programs Data Base,vmmdiag32.exe is a file that is undesirable to have running on your computer.

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware. Free for Home Users.

If you are running Win XP/2000, also download and scan with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 in "Safe Mode".
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 08:22 AM

Hi radagast and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,
As you can see in our Startup Programs Data Base,vmmdiag32.exe is a file that is undesirable to have running on your computer.

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware. Free for Home Users.

If you are running Win XP/2000, also download and scan with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 in "Safe Mode".


Right. I saw on this site that it is an undesirable program. The program itself has been taken off, but something is trying to execute it at startup. Can I get Windows to stop trying to run VMMDIAG32?

By the way, I fixed the pop-up problem. Going around through HELP, I did a search on pop-ups and found some info about "MANAGE ADD-ONS" in the TOOLS drop down window. I did a little experimentation and found out that it was "YAHOO TOOLBAR" and "YAHOO TOOLBAR HELPER" that were the culprits. After I disabled them, I can now see the blown up pictures on E-Harmony and Great Expectations websites. Thanks.

Will running the superantispyware program stop Windows from trying to execute vmmdiag32?

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:45 AM

From what you describe, the file is probably an orphaned startup entry. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it. The file may have been removed but there is still a registry entry that is telling Windows to load it when you start up.

When Windows loads, it looks for any files associated with registry entries for programs that are set to run at startup. If the file was removed but not the entry, Windows will display an error message indicating that the file was not found. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the program when it loads. To resolve this download and run Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 04:35 PM

From what you describe, the file is probably an orphaned startup entry. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it. The file may have been removed but there is still a registry entry that is telling Windows to load it when you start up.

When Windows loads, it looks for any files associated with registry entries for programs that are set to run at startup. If the file was removed but not the entry, Windows will display an error message indicating that the file was not found. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the program when it loads. To resolve this download and run Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it


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Posted 23 December 2006 - 11:09 PM

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