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by intimatedicky / May 2, 2006 10:47 PM PDT

ok here goes my yahoo messenger yahoo widgets and sometimes my aol messenger and ie browser all pop up error need to shut down as long as im not using them they are alright but if i try to use them then they will run a couple minutes and then shut down i have run nortan antivirus and its not finding anything so i dont think its a virus maybe it is but i cant find one can anyone help me(those listed above are the only programs affested)

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Try some other scans
by tomron / May 2, 2006 11:39 PM PDT
In reply to: frustrated

Click HERE , don't forget to update.

You might want to install ewido also.

Maybe switch to Firefox.


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Kali, Please Tell Us More...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 3, 2006 4:27 AM PDT
In reply to: frustrated

The operating system and the EXACT error you are receiving would sure help. Do you have all the recent service packs installed for your operating system? Do you have all the Windows Updates installed?

In addition to following the scanning procedures listed by Tom above, please follow all of the steps in the instructions below to eliminate unnecessary start up programs and services and to clean out the junk files on your machine. It may take a while to perform all the steps, but it should help substantially.:

Since the link immediately below was originally created for Windows 9.x/ME, IF you're using Windows 2000/XP, ignore the first couple of sentences about checking ''resources'' and the ''Performance tab in the link below but follow the rest of the procedures including the ''Services'' links at the bottom.

How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs

Because the links for the ''Services'' are no longer functioning in the link above, use this one for XP/2000.:

Services Guide For Windows XP

Now clean out the junk files:

How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive

IF you're using Service Pack 2 on Windows XP, use the instructions in this link to tidy up a little more:

Cleanup After SP2 Installation

After following all the procedures above, if you're using Windows 2000 or XP, please run Error Checking/Chkdsk and Defrag to optimize the hard drive:

How To Run 'Error Checking/Chkdsk' On Win2000/XP

Hope this helps.


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