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How do we remove 'Error End'?

by Disneyfan / July 21, 2011 10:51 PM PDT

A friend has a Dell laptop running Vista. He was having some issues and found a program on the internet called 'Error End' that he thought would help. Now he can't get rid of it. Seems its always running, occasionally runs scans, and wants him to pay for the problems to be resolved. It does not show up in the 'uninstall programs' list. Is anyone familiar with this program and/or have a suggestion on some way to remove it? We'd appreciate any feedback.

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Sounds like malware
by Jimmy Greystone / July 21, 2011 10:59 PM PDT

Sounds like malware, and odds are most of the malware removers out there will get rid of it. While your friend needs to learn to be more careful about downloading and running programs off the Internet, he at least appears to know better than to pay for a scam program, so that's something.

Just a tip for the future... Very rarely do you need some program to resolve an issue. Doesn't even matter what that issue is. I personally consider all those maintenance type programs to be scams. Don't care who makes it, or even if it's free... Scam.

TIPS FOR A PROBLEM FREE COMPUTING EXPERIENCE
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The more of these suggestions you follow, the fewer problems you should have. They won't solve any existing problems you have, but if you follow them all you should be able to avoid virtually all problems in the future.

Things you should NOT do
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1: Use Internet Explorer (1)
2: Use any browser based on Internet Explorer (e.g. Maxathon and MSN Explorer)
3: Use Outlook or Outlook Express (2)
4: Open email attachments you haven't manually scanned with your virus scanner
5: Open email attachments you were not expecting, no matter who they appear to be from
6: Respond to spam messages, including using unsubscribe links
7: Visit questionable websites (e.g. porn, warez, hacking)
8: Poke unnecessary holes in your firewall by clicking "Allow" every time some program requests access to the Internet (3)
9: Click directly on links in email messages
10: Use file sharing or P2P programs
11: Use pirated programs

Things you SHOULD do
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1: Use a non-IE or IE based browser (4)
2: Always have an up to date virus scanner running (5)
3: Always have a firewall running (6)
4: Install all the latest security updates (7)(8)(9)
5: Delete all unsolicited emails containing attachments without reading
6: Manually scan all email attachments with your virus scanner, regardless of whether it's supposed to be done automatically
7: Copy and paste URLs from email messages into your web browser
8: Inspect links copied and pasted into your web browser to ensure they don't seem to contain a second/different address
9: Establish a regular backup regimen (10)(11)
10: Make regular checks of your backup media to ensure it is still good (12)

Being a considerate Internet user & other online tips
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1: Do not send attachments in emails (13)(14)
2: Do not use stationary or any other kind of special formatting in emails (13)
3: Do not TYPE IN ALL CAPS (15)
4: Avoid texting speak or "l33t speak" (16)
5: Do not poke sleeping bears (17)
6: Do not use registry cleaners/fixers/optimizers (18)(19)

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1: Avoid buying Acer, HP. Compaq, Gateway, and eMachines computers (20)(21)(22)(23)
2: Avoid sub-$500 systems that aren't netbooks or part of some limited time price promotion (24)

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(2) Outlook and Outlook Express are very insecure, and basically invite spam. The jury is still out on Vista's Windows Mail, but given Microsoft's history with email programs, extreme caution is advised. Possible replacements include Mozilla Thunderbird, Eudora, The Bat, and dozens of others.
(3) When it doubt over whether or not to allow some program, use Google to find out what it is and whether or not it needs access to the Internet. Otherwise, denying access is the safest course of action, since you can always change the rule later.
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(5) AVG Free and Avast are available if you need a decent free virus scanner
(6) XP/Vista's firewall is probably good enough for 99% of all Windows users, but other options include ZoneAlarm, Outpost Firewall, and Comodo. If you have a router with a firewall built into it, there is no need for any of the aforementioned firewalls to be running.
(7) Microsoft's usual system is to release security updates every second Tuesday of the month.
(8) Use of Windows Update on Windows operating systems prior to Windows Vista requires Internet Explorer, and is thus a valid exception to the "No IE" rule.
(9) Service packs should ALWAYS be installed. They frequently contain security updates that will ONLY be found in that service pack.
(10) You can go with a full fledged backup program, or simply copying important files onto a CD/DVD/Flash drive.
(11) I'd recommend a tiered backup system. For example, you might have 5 rewritable DVDs, and every day you burn your backup onto a new disc. On the 6th day, you erase the disc for Day #1 for your backup, and so on so that you have multiple backups should one disc ever go bad.
(12) Replace rewritable CDs and DVDs approximately every 3-6 months.
(13) These dramatically increase the size of email messages (2-3X minimum) and clog up email servers already straining to cope with the flood of spam pouring in daily.
(14) If you want to share photos with friends/family, upload them to some photo sharing site like Flickr or Google's Picasa Web and then send people a link to that particular photo gallery.
(15) This is considered to be the same as SHOUTING and many people find it to be hard to read along with highly annoying.
(16) Unless the goal is to make yourself look like a pre-adolescent girl, or someone overcompensating for their gross inadequacies, and you don't want people to take you seriously.
(17) Most REAL hackers are quite content to leave you alone unless you make them take notice of you. No dinky little software firewall or consumer grade router is going to keep them out of your system. So do not go to some hacker website or chat room and start shooting your mouth off unless you're prepared to accept the consequences
(18) Most of these programs are scams, and sell you something you don't need. Most of them report non-issues in an attempt to boost the number of "issues". Sometimes using these programs can lead to a non-functioning computer.
(19) The Windows registry is not some mystical black box of untapped performance tweaks for Windows, that will lead to untold improvements in system performance. Most of the tweaks will lead to very modest performance gains of 1-2% tops, and probably less than 10% all combined. There is also a good chance that you will render your system unbootable if you make a mistake when editing. Registry default settings are set that way for a reason. Just do yourself a favor, and forget you ever heard of the Windows registry unless you are a computer programmer/debugger and your job requires knowledge of the registry.
(20) Acer now owns Gateway and eMachines
(21) HP owns Compaq
(22) Hardware failures seem far more common with these brands than can be considered normal
(23) These companies use cheap labor in Asian countries were working conditions are often what would be considered sweat shops, and are run by brutal dictatorships, which you are supporting by buying from these companies
(24) If you just do some simple math, and realize that the cost of individual components like the CPU are around 25-33% of the total retail cost of the system, and everyone involved in the making and selling of the system is looking to make a profit, how much money can they possibly be making on each system. And if you're only making a few pennies on every system, how much quality control do you really think is going to go into the manufacturing process?

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Sounds like Malware. Grif has a note about what to try next
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2011 2:06 AM PDT

7726-6132_102-5098912.html?tag=posts;msg5099421

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Try Free CCleaner Registry Cleaner. I had the same problem.
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I removed it
by fred64ha / December 16, 2011 2:00 AM PST

I used the entry in add/remove programs to remove errorend. It worked just fine.

They have a website, www.errorend.com there is a place there to contact them.

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errorend
by wkmomczy / March 25, 2013 2:23 AM PDT
In reply to: I removed it

Yes, there is a contact us on the website, but I have not found a phone number to call.

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Delete any ErrorEND scheduled tasks
by bill_beaver / January 10, 2012 5:36 AM PST

This info came from ErrorEND support and it solved the problem for me.
Please try the following for the solution

1.Go to Control
Panel
2.Open Scheduled Tasks
(search for "scheduled tasks" in the top box, if needed)
3.Find if there is any task with
the name "ErrorEND"
(go into the Task Scheduler Library, then scroll down in the top center window)
4.Delete them

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Pony up
by rlrctro / December 14, 2012 10:27 PM PST

It's really sad how people attack software without even trying it first. If I understand your post you want it to fix your PC then..... and only then you MIGHT pay, likelihood is you won't pay at all! You want something for nothing. I had a problem with not being able to print on a network shared printer. When trying to print it would through up an error code of 0xb82e4cc4 on line 2166. I did a Google search on the error code and the highest suggestion was error end software. yes I was a little concerned that they wanted money to fix the problem but I took the risk and PAID and after it ran I was able to print and it seem to be running a little smoother, it's been three months now and it's still running and ptinting

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Here's what's sad
by bryang2k3 / July 27, 2014 4:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Pony up

What is sad is how people like you don't understand what is going on yet you feel you need to comment. He wants to remove a rogue antivirus program and you are so ignorant you defend this bad piece of software. If this was such a good program why is there nothing in the add/remove programs? If it's so good why do they hide where it is?

I found this program running on a customers computer and there is nothing in add/remove, it's completely hidden, it's malware.

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This thread is more than 1101 days old.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2014 5:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Here's what's sad

Watch out for these really old posts. Feel free to make a new post on the topic you need help with.

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