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msi.dll security question

I keep getting Norton IS secutiry popups (block or always allow) for C:/windows/systen32/msi.dll 1-5 times for each page I browse to. Just started happening yesterday, nothing I know of changed recently. Using XP Home SP2, IE6, Norton IS 2006, AdAware, CCleaner, all up to date, none show infections.
Any info would be greatly appreciated. This is very annoying. THANKS!

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In reply to: msi.dll security question

Process File: msi.dll
Process Name: Windows Installer Library

Description: msi.dll is component that contains functions used to install MSI (Microsoft Installer) packages.

Author: Microsoft
Part of: Windows Installer


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Thanks, but need more info

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Thanks for the reply. I know it's part of Win installer, but why does it all of a sudden start giving security alerts? Corrupted file? Did it 3 times while typing this!

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to be sure..

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...your computer is clean - I would suggest:

First download ewido anti-spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.

This is a 30 trial of the program.

Once you have downloaded ewido anti-spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
Once the setup is complete you will need run ewido and update the definition files.
On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.
Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".
Under "Reports"
Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"
Close ewido anti-spyware, Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.

Reboot your computer into SafeMode. You can do this by restarting your computer and continually tapping the F8 key until a menu appears. Use your up arrow key to highlight SafeMode then hit enter.

IMPORTANT: Do not open any other windows or programs while ewido is scanning, it may interfere with the scanning proccess.

Lauch ewido-anti-spyware by double-clicking the icon on your desktop.
Select the "Scanner" icon at the top and then the "Scan" tab then click on "Complete System Scan".
ewido will now begin the scanning process, be patient this may take a little time.
Once the scan is complete do the following:
If you have any infections you will prompted, then select "Apply all actions".

Close ewido and reboot your system back into Normal Mode.

Pls. let us know if ewido found anything.

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Did as suggested

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THANKS!!! Found 3 tracking cookies...ewido anti-spyware - Scan Report
+ Created at: 1:52:49 AM 7/18/2006
+ Scan result:
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@cneteurope.122.2o7[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@cnn.122.2o7[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@microsofteup.112.2o7[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@msnportal.112.2o7[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned.
C:\temp\Owner\Cookies\owner@cneteurope.122.2o7[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned.
C:\temp\Owner\Cookies\owner@cnn.122.2o7[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned.
C:\temp\Owner\Cookies\owner@microsofteup.112.2o7[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned.
C:\temp\Owner\Cookies\owner@msnportal.112.2o7[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@com[2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Com : Cleaned.
C:\temp\Owner\Cookies\owner@com[2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Com : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@sales.liveperson[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Liveperson : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@sec1.liveperson[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Liveperson : Cleaned.
C:\temp\Owner\Cookies\owner@sales.liveperson[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Liveperson : Cleaned.
C:\temp\Owner\Cookies\owner@sec1.liveperson[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Liveperson : Cleaned.
::Report end
I haven't had the security pop-up problem since rebooting! Hope situation persists!
Thanks very much!

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Great job ! You're Welcome :)

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Thanks for posting back Happy

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Still raising security alerts!

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Thought it was fixed, but not! Re-ran scanners - all clean. No idea why. Any more suggestions?

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In reply to: Still raising security alerts!

Download: CCleaner

Once installed, run CCleaner click the Windows tab

Select the following:
Internet Explorer:
Temp Internet
Recently Typed URLs
Delete Index.dat files

Empty Recycle Bin
Temporary Files
Memory Dumps
Chkdsk File Fragments
Old Prefetch Data

- If you want to keep the Internet Explorer Cookies, then unmark 'Cookies'
- If you want to keep the Internet Explorer History, then unmark 'History'
- If you want to keep Windows Log Files, then unmark 'Windows Log Files'
- you're using Mozilla's Firefox or Internet Suite
- Click the tab Applications
- If you want to keep the Internet History, then unmark 'Internet History' under 'Firefox/Mozilla'

Next: click Options click the Settings tab
Uncheck: "Only delete files older than 48 hrs.", click Ok

UNCHECK ALL other default settings in the program !

Then click Run Cleaner (bottom right) then Exit (reboot)

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Did CCleaner to no avail

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Thanks for all the help!
Ran CCleaner with options as suggested. Nothing strange on list - all deleted, rebooted, same problem. Possibly a problem with NIS?

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Do you still have ewido....

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on your computer?? Could you pls. run it once again. Does it find anything "unusual" ??

Could well be, it has to so with NIS - unfortunately I have NO clue about NIS Sad

Did you try to get support from them??


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Found & Fixed! Thanks!

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Thanks to all of you who replied/helped. I do have some new tools on my pc thanks to you all. Found the problem finally - it was a conflict between Norton Internet Security and the Merriam-Webster toolbar for MS IE7. Don't know exactly what, but when MW was uninstalled, then the install directory deleted and cleaning out anything found by Ewido + NAV + CCleaner + AdAware + SpyBotS&D and rebooting - no more problem! Still no idea what the internal conflict was, but if anyone experiences this problem with these two software packages, try deleting MW toolbar. Thanks again for all the help!

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(NT) (NT) Great job ! Thanks for posting back :)

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