Windows installer starts along with program

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by credralin, May 5, 2004.

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  1. credralin

    credralin Registered Member

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    Program exe files and commands reassigned?

    Can this be a possible worm?

    When I click on a program to start it in xp, a windows installer pops up. I close it then in control panel install programs, I reinstall that program, then another program starts installer. This also happens randomly when using commands such as paste, after cutting from one directory then pasting anywhere, the installer also starts.

    I'm using a sony vaio rz34g p4 2.8ghz 1.5gb mem 120 and 160 hd.

    Is this a possible virus? What can I do?

    I also have norton int sec, zonealarm, pestpatrol.
     
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  2. snapdragin

    snapdragin Administrator

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    Hi credralin, and welcome to Wilders.

    Without more details it is too difficult to guess at what is causing the problem.

    You could try and do a full system scan at one of these free on-line antivirus scan sites: Free Services.

    If nothing is found, then could you follow the instructions over here:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=15913

    Regards,

    snap
     
  3. credralin

    credralin Registered Member

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    Thank You.

    My thread was moved to general software and services after doing all you said. It's under "Program exe files and commands reassigned?"
     
  4. snapdragin

    snapdragin Administrator

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    Very good. :) Pieter moved it to a more appropriate forum given that it concerns the Windows installer and other programs. It will receive better replies there.

    I'll put the link to the new thread, here, in case anyone else wants to follow it and offer suggestions.

    Regards,

    snap
     
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