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Startup Error

I am getting a C++ runtime error on startup ...

C:\Program Files\Dell\Resolution Assistant\MotiveAssistant\bin\Mad.exe

... abnormal program termination

Does anyone know how I can stop this?

Thanks for any help


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It's spyware from what I remember.

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Look at the usual SPYBOT, ADAWARE tools to see if they'll clean it for you.


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RE:It's spyware from what I remember

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Ran both, it still comes up.

Do you know where I can disable it?


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The tool I use.

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If the usual tools don't remove the entry I use HIJACKTHIS since it's a bit more powerful. It's not automatic so you find the items you want gone, check them off and delete them.


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RE: The tool I use ... Rookie mistake

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I can't believe that I am writing this, but I removed the Resolution Assistant from the startup folder and the problem went away ... I am truely embarrassed.

HIJACKTHIS ... is this something I can purchase or is it freeware? Where can I get it?


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A free tool.

In reply to: RE: The tool I use ... Rookie mistake

You can find it with, but don't call it a rookie mistake. Startup items can exist in many places so tools like I mentioned are quite valuable to have or even to know about.


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(NT) (NT) Thanks Bob, As always you are a huge help

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