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Warrenisit

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    Documents and settings error
    « on: December 24, 2007, 11:19:49 PM »
    When I open up my "downloads" file in documents and settings an error screen comes up saying windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close.  My old computer used to do the same thing and I can't figure out why.  Could some one fill me in on how to fix this problem.  Thank you for the help.

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    Re: Documents and settings error
    « Reply #1 on: December 25, 2007, 11:34:10 AM »
    Windows version, computer info needed.

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      Re: Documents and settings error
      « Reply #2 on: December 25, 2007, 07:10:40 PM »
      XP HOME....I'm not sure what else you need

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      Re: Documents and settings error
      « Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007, 05:22:34 PM »
      Let see, if your computer is clean, first...

      1. Run free online scan at: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
      The Housecall log is saved to C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\.housecall\log\
      Post HouseCall log.

      2. Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users:
      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      Print these instructions out.

      SUPERAntiSpyware should be run in Safe Mode.
      To enter Safe Mode, restart computer, and keep tapping F8 key, until menu appears; pick Safe Mode; you'll see "Safe Mode" in all four corners of your screen

          * Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
          * An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
          * If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here: http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html.)
          * Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.
          * Click the Scanning Control tab.
          * Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
                o Close browsers before scanning.
                o Scan for tracking cookies.
                o Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
          * Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.
          * Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
          * On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
          * On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.
          * Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
          * After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
          * Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
          * A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
          * If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes".
          * To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
                o Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
                o Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
                o If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
                o Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply with a new HijackThis log.
          * Click Close to exit the program.
      Post SUPERAntiSpyware log.

      3. Download HijackThis:
      http://www.snapfiles.com/get/hijackthis.html
      Post HijackThis log.

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        Re: Documents and settings error
        « Reply #4 on: December 29, 2007, 04:16:00 AM »
        I appreciate all the help man.  Here you go.

        SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
        http://www.superantispyware.com

        Generated 12/29/2007 at 05:03 AM

        Application Version : 3.9.1008

        Core Rules Database Version : 3370
        Trace Rules Database Version: 1365

        Scan type       : Quick Scan
        Total Scan Time : 00:10:23

        Memory items scanned      : 341
        Memory threats detected   : 0
        Registry items scanned    : 553
        Registry threats detected : 0
        File items scanned        : 7613
        File threats detected     : 8

        Adware.Tracking Cookie
           C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
           C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
           C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
           C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
           C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
           C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
           C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
           C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt



        Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
        Scan saved at 5:14:59 AM, on 12/29/2007
        Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
        MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
        Boot mode: Normal

        Running processes:
        C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
        C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
        C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
        C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
        C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
        C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
        C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
        C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
        C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
        C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
        C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
        C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
        C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
        C:\Program Files\Uniblue\SpeedUpMyPC\SpeedUpMyPC.exe
        C:\WINDOWS\system32\drwtsn32.exe
        C:\WINDOWS\system32\drwtsn32.exe
        C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
        C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
        C:\WINDOWS\system32\drwtsn32.exe
        C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
        C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

        O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
        O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
        O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
        O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad-watch] C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-watch.exe
        O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
        O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
        O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
        O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'SYSTEM')
        O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'Default user')
        O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
        O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
        O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
        O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
        O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
        O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
        O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll
        O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
        O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
        O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe

        --
        End of file - 3030 bytes

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        Re: Documents and settings error
        « Reply #5 on: December 29, 2007, 10:04:32 AM »
        I can't see any firewall running, unless you're using Windows firewall?

        Open HJT, and put a checkmark next to the following;
         -O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
        Click "Fix checked" button.

        Download, and install CCleaner: http://www.ccleaner.com/
        Read CCleaner instruction from here: http://www.jahewi.nl/ccleaner/ccleaner.html, and run CCleaner

        Do you have Windows XP CD?

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          Re: Documents and settings error
          « Reply #6 on: December 29, 2007, 06:15:43 PM »
          Yes, right now I'm only using windows firewall.  I did what you said with HJT and ran the ccleaner.  After I did that I tried to open downloads again and the same thing is happening.  I don't have the xp cd but I know it's a genuine version. 

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          Re: Documents and settings error
          « Reply #7 on: December 29, 2007, 07:06:14 PM »
          Does it only happen with "My Downloads"? How do you access that folder? Shortcut? My Computer? Windows Explorer?

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            Re: Documents and settings error
            « Reply #8 on: December 29, 2007, 07:35:33 PM »
            Double click the my documents icon then double click downloads.  This same thing happened with my other computer with windows xp pro.   Is that ccleaner basically the same thing as registry mechanic?

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            Re: Documents and settings error
            « Reply #9 on: December 29, 2007, 07:41:39 PM »
            I don't use Registry Mechanic, but CCleaner is very safe.

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              Re: Documents and settings error
              « Reply #10 on: December 29, 2007, 07:42:40 PM »
              No matter how I open it it does the same thing. 

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              Re: Documents and settings error
              « Reply #11 on: December 29, 2007, 07:58:59 PM »
              Did you try System Restore?

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                Re: Documents and settings error
                « Reply #12 on: December 29, 2007, 08:19:59 PM »
                My comp is only a couple weeks old so I haven't saved any restore points yet.

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                Re: Documents and settings error
                « Reply #13 on: December 29, 2007, 08:28:53 PM »
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                My comp is only a couple weeks old
                In that case, you have Recovery CD, and I'd use it as soon, as possible to return your computer to the original state, and see, if it's gonna work OK.
                If not, return it.

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                  Re: Documents and settings error
                  « Reply #14 on: December 29, 2007, 08:37:51 PM »
                  Thanks, but why would it do this on both of the different systems?