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(NT) New version of AnyDVD destroyed my machine

by TheLastMan2 / October 26, 2006 4:10 AM PDT

I downloaded the newest version of AnyDVD and somehow my machine no longer functions properly...It disabled my RPC, so Windows Defender can no longer launch. I cannot even manually restart the service. And when I go to Services, and right click to bring up the properties menu, nothing comes up. I also can no longer copy and paste so backing up my files is not an option...since I want to rebuild it. Somehow it also disabled some COM related things which disabled my Nero. So, what can I do? I ran McAffee virus scan and Adware and they found nothing...even on some online virus scan website, when I click on the scan now features, no response. somehow...something changed all my settings of my task bar and made all my desktop icon disappeared.
Machine Spec:
Dell Dimension 8400
3.2 GHz
Windows XP Professional with SP2

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Let me check that download.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2006 5:33 AM PDT

I have a Windows 2000 machine I can test this. What site did you get this from?


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by grin_n_bare / October 26, 2006 12:10 PM PDT

LOL, looks like it started removing stuff before you even inserted a CD. Off your PC. I wouldn't trust this thing on MY PC.

AnyDVD works in the background to automatically remove the copy protection of a DVD movie as soon as it's inserted into the drive, allowing you then to backup the movie using a DVD backup tool such as CloneDVD and CloneDVD mobile. You can also remove the RPC region code, thereby making the movie region free and viewable on any DVD player and with any DVD player software.

AnyDVD is capable of removing unwanted movie features, including subtitles and prohibition messages such as copyright and FBI warnings. It also allows you to launch an external application whenever you insert or remove a disc, or prevent 'PC-friendly' software from automatically launching when you insert a video DVD.


Happy Grin

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RPC Sounds pretty important
by robnan / October 26, 2006 6:50 PM PDT

Must have been one hell of a program to have done that! What's most likely happened is the data packets have been intercepted as you downloaded them and you may well have landed yourself a trojan.

If I remember correctly, a lot of things, including McAfee, depend on RPC, so this may be a difficult one.

Learn about Data Packets :

Hope it helped


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Thanks all
by TheLastMan2 / October 26, 2006 11:03 PM PDT

What I ended up doing is to use Windows XP CD and perform a file transfer from one machine to another. I am so glad that even though copy and paste no longer works and drag & drop is gone, the file transfer wizard is able to do its thing. I am going to have to rebuild my system since I cannot find anything out there to troubleshoot this.

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