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windows installer in XP

by gkotch / August 13, 2010 12:16 PM PDT

I am having a problem with windows installer trying to install updates (unsuccessfully) to the point where it is annoying.
How can i stop the installer's resiliency?
(please make it stop)

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Annoying is pretty general . . .
by Coryphaeus / August 13, 2010 1:59 PM PDT

You could have just said, "Installer doesn't work".

Help us help you. Exactly what happens? All updates? Specific updates? Error messages? Do you have the latest version of the Windows Installer? Has it ever worked? If so, when did it stop? Version of XP? Home or Pro?

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annoying defined
by gkotch / August 13, 2010 2:46 PM PDT

I am using xp pro and i have downloaded the latest version of installer, I have tried to turn installer off in the registry also and that did nothing.( after i read microsoft's troubleshooter that refers to installer resiliancy)
It has been doing this for a month, it also kicks in whenever I click on the browser bar
it keeps popping up when i am online and puts a halt to whatever I am doing tries to load 12 times and then stops, it kicks back in on a regular basis.
i am on the verge of re-formatting and reloading everything. (lots of work there)

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Just In Case It's Malware
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 14, 2010 6:09 AM PDT
In reply to: annoying defined

Infected computers can frequently show the symptoms you're seeing, so...

If you can download the tools below on your current computer, and get them to work, then fine, but frequently the problem malware prevents the programs from running correctly. If that's the case, then download ALL of the tools below on a friend or family member's, CLEAN computer and copy them to a CD or flash drive, then transfer them to the problem machine.

First, after transferring it to the problem machine, run the following tool to help allow the removal programs below to run. (courtesy of Grinler at BleepingComputer.com)
There are 4 different versions. If one of them won't run then try to run the other one. Be patient.... as a black window should open, then close after finding all the background programs.
Vista and Win7 users need to right click and choose Run as Admin
You only need to get one of them to run, not all of them.

Rkill.exe http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.exe
Rkill.com http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.com
Rkill.scr http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.scr
Rkill.pif http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.pif
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IMMEDIATELY after running the "Rkill" tool above, run/install the Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware installer and update files from the links below which you've also copied to a CD or flash drive, and transfered to the problem machine. Do NOT restart the computer after running Rkill.

Once downloaded and before transferring Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware to the problem machine, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.

Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)
http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exe

Malwarebytes Manual Updater link
http://data.mbamupdates.com/tools/mbam-rules.exe

Next, install and run a full system scan with the SuperAntispyware program and the manual updater from the links below. As before, you may need to rename the installer file to get the program to install.:

SuperAntispyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/

SuperAntispyware Manual Updater
http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html
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In a few situations, in order for the program to run, it was also necessary to rename the main "mbam.exe" file also after installing it.. It resides in the C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder....
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And after that, if everything's fine by you can't connect to theinternet, then follow the procedures below to check you network "proxy" settings.

Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools-Internet Options-Connection Tab. Click on the LAN settings button. IF there is a check mark next to "Use a proxy server for your LAN", uncheck it. Click OK. Then OK, again.


Hope this helps.......

Grif

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