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getting booted out of programs

by bucky235 / June 30, 2004 11:07 PM PDT

running Windows ME, keep getting booted out of programs and back to the desktop...the programs keep running...it's as if I've clicked outside of the program, dig? Playing a full screen game will boot me back to the desktop with the game still running, typing away at a Word document and will suddenly be outside of the program...d/l Ad-aware per someone's suggestion, mostly cookies and "Wild Tangent" files...deleted everything but Wild Tangent, isn't it a video driver or something?

Also, I found a program running but I can't find what it is...the file name is "Ncijcjbd" and it's in my system folder. ? Is there a website I can go to to look up these unknown programs to see what they are?

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Re: getting booted out of programs (and have parasites)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 30, 2004 11:46 PM PDT

Frankly, as long as you allow spyware on a machine, my outlook and prognosis is that such a machine isn't going to be that great an experience.

The spyware/parasite invasion seems to have reached the fevered pitch of email spam. BUT you do need IE working to use Windows Update, so let's try the usual.

1. Read the following link about parasites. Use the full complement of pest detection and removal tools and keep LSPFIX handy in case a bug has tampered with the Layered Service Provider. The set includes Adaware, Spybot, Cwshredder and Housecall.

http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/

2. Windows ME is DOS based and has some 64 thousand byte resource pools that are not expandable. Spyware eats into this precious resource and oddities will happen. Rebooting is common with these older OSes, but you can help the machine by ejecting all pests and reading the Optimizing Windows (then using it!) from

http://www.aumha.org/articles.htm

Bob

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Re: getting booted out of programs
by Mark G / July 1, 2004 12:00 AM PDT

i bet you install aim/aol games as thats where alot get wild tangent its spyware get rid of it

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Re: getting booted out of programs
by Cursorcowboy / July 1, 2004 12:44 AM PDT
I found a program running but I can't find what it is...the file name is "Ncijcjbd" and it's in my system folder

Perhaps "Starter" a free startup manager that allows you to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever Windows boots. It lists all the hidden registry entries, as well as the common Startup Folder items, so that you may be able to further identify information pertaining to your request.
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Re: getting booted out of programs
by bucky235 / July 1, 2004 4:55 AM PDT

Thanks for all of your help. I don't download games anymore due to previous grief and frankly, I'm not interested in downloading anything free for the same reason.

I've interacted with you before, Mr. Proffit, and I don't intentionally allow spyware on my machine. I would like to remove it all, of course. As to this mysterious program, how do I find out if it is a required program for the normal operation of my computer or if perhaps it is the program that is causing me difficulties? If it's unnecessary then I'd like to delete it. I've tried anyway and I get a message saying that I can't delete it because windows is currently using it.

Thanks for all of your help.

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Buck, If You Want To Delete The File...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 1, 2004 10:23 AM PDT

....a couple of different methods should get the job done. Restart the computer into "Safe Mode", then navigate to the file and manually delete it. If the file is still locked, try using the "MoveOnBoot" program from the link below:

http://www.webattack.com/get/moveonboot.html

If that still doesn't get it done, restart the computer to a DOS prompt using the WinME boot floppy, then use DOS commands to delete the file in the folder where it resides.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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