This program has been damaged, possibly by a bad sector of the hard drive or a virus.

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  1. Esinem

    Esinem Registered Member

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    I know this issue has come up before but the thread is too old and would allow me to ressurect it. I have also tried the advice on that thread.

    Anyhow, I keep getting this message, not only with Spyblaster but also with Choicemail Free. The problem coincided with installing CA Anti-Spyware 2007 (I believe Pest Control and 2007 have issues causing this error msg) and also with getting a bunch of viruses.

    CA Anti-spyware shows the following in the Choicemail directory, is it stuff connected to the Choicemail free version or should I kill it? ISTbar.XXXToolbar, Puper DB, System Doctor 2006, MySearch, Puper.

    So far I have run Stinger (nothing came up), CWshredder (nothing came up) and a few other cleaning progs, CA Anti-virus, made the suggested regedit (renaming \windows to \windows2 etc) and I STILL get the error.o_O

    I'm not 100% clear if the error message means the software needs re-installing or something is just stopping it from working. Re-installing doesn't seem to help much, although I did get Choicemail running for a bit till I re-started the PC.

    Any help gratefully appreciated as my sanity is being severly tested. Cyber-beers for all helpers!
     
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    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    Hello,

    as u know, this error is usually a result of some kind of malware so i would suggest u register at this forum,

    http://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=10517

    follow the instructions carefully at the link then post a Hijackthis log there for analysis by the experts, and they will give u recommendations on removal of any possible infections.



    snowbound
     
  3. Esinem

    Esinem Registered Member

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    Re: This program has been damaged, possibly by a bad sector of the hard drive or a vi

    Many thanks, will check it out now
     
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    You're welcome. :)



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