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error

by ken1965 / April 5, 2005 6:26 AM PDT

I get window that comes up that says calc has caused error in unknown.calc will know close...i also have one that says packager instead of calc... and when I try to close it, it won't close any ideas

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spyware
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2005 6:33 AM PDT
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spyware
by ken1965 / April 5, 2005 6:43 AM PDT
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I have a McAfee antivirus but I guess it does not help with spyware. Would a spyware disc take care of this problem or do you think its to late??

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Antivirus doesn't work since ... it's not a virus.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2005 6:50 AM PDT
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calc error
by ken1965 / April 5, 2005 9:50 AM PDT

Thanks for your help Bob, everything is working fine at this point...at least I have a good idea how to fix other pests as they try to attack my machine....thanks again, Ken

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A well armed citizen is our best defense.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2005 10:13 AM PDT
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Against spyware and more.

Bob

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Windows Me
by pipeorgan / May 24, 2005 1:38 PM PDT
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HELLO:
I HAVE A 2002 WINDOWS ME AND HAVE A PROBLEM OF WHEN BOOTING UP I GET THE MESSAGE "PACKAGER HAS CAUSED AN ERROR IN (UNKNOWN)" I ALSO GET ONE FOR "CALC HAS CAUSED AN ERROR IN (UNKNOWN)"

I ALSO CANNOT PROPERLY SHUT DOWN, AND HAVE TO TURN THE COMPUTER OFF AND WHEN I TURN IT ON AGAIN IT GOES THROUGH A DISK SCAN.

ANYBODY HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? EMAIL ME AT:
jbmusicone@yahoo.com

Joe Barber

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Spyware, malware, adware and other nasties
by Blue_Zee / May 24, 2005 5:35 PM PDT
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First, you should get your keyboard fixed, it seems the CAPS key is stuck.

Are you running updated AV software?

Avast Home Edition is free:

www.avast.com

Are you running spyware/malware scanners?

Try these:

First of all, download NOW this Winsock fix (FREE):
http://downloads.subratam.org/WinsockFix.zip
If you lose internet access after the cleanup, run this tool.

After that, download the fully functional trial version of Spy Sweeper:
http://www.webroot.com/downloads/?WRSID=595f27d74dd2795a56af83b763c321e1
Install, UPDATE and run.
You may need to reboot and run again to clean all the nasties that cannot be deleted at once ('in use').

Download Ad-Aware (FREE) from here:
http://lavasoft.element5.com/support/download/
Install, UPDATE and run.
You may need to reboot and run again to clean all the nasties that cannot be deleted at once ('in use').

Also excellent is SpyBot Search & Destroy (FREE) available here:
http://www.spychecker.com/download/download_spybot.html
Install, UPDATE and run.
You may need to reboot and run again to clean all the nasties that cannot be deleted at once ('in use').
You should also apply the 'immunize' function, since it blocks roughly 1900 known 'bad' runs/apis/apps.

Even if Ad-Aware and SpyBot S&D are similar, they do clean different things. You should have both of them and use REGULARLY.

You can also install 'preventive' software that will help you control these nasties:

SpywareBlaster (FREE):
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Prevents the installation of Active-X based spyware, malware, dialers, etc
Currently protects you against 3500+ nasties.
Advantage: no system resources used!!!
Just download, install and UPDATE.

All of them extremely useful but you must keep them UPDATED.

Suggestion: Make sure you can see all files and folders and run Ad-aware and Spybot S&D in Safe Mode.

Zee

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