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Windows 7: "PasswordFox" error window at startup?


31 Mar 2011   #1

Windows7 32bit
 
 
"PasswordFox" error window at startup?

Hello.. i've got a problem, im using Windows7 32 , and recently when i start my PC, when windows starts it shows this window:



This small blank window with "PasswordFox" title on it.

and after that when i try to open something on desktop or right click it the Explorer is doing like a refresh for itself and then opens this window:



its in hebrew but never mind..

Anyway, when i log into Windows throw diffrent user, this error window dosent appers there.

I dont have a clue from where this came from, i havent downloaded any program that is called like that.

I've searched google and understood its a program for Firefox, (and im not even using firefox).

Anyway, tried Chkdsk, Eset Nod32 scan, Malewarebytes scan, Registery first aid scan, Nothing seems to help.

Please help.. !

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31 Mar 2011   #2

 
 

Hi,

The first thing you need to do is download MalwareBytes and performa a full system scan and see what results it produces.

If you don't know what the file is then it could be an infection and the scan would be the best course of action.


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31 Mar 2011   #3

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Have a look here;

PasswordFox - Reveal the user names/passwords stored in Firefox

You need to uninstall/remove that program. Some antivirus programs flag it, but they are false positives. Nevertheless, some will halt execution until you react.

Have you downloaded the utility suite from Nirsoft, or WSCC ?

Regards....Mike Connor
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01 Apr 2011   #4

Windows7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Have a look here;

PasswordFox - Reveal the user names/passwords stored in Firefox

You need to uninstall/remove that program. Some antivirus programs flag it, but they are false positives. Nevertheless, some will halt execution until you react.

Have you downloaded the utility suite from Nirsoft, or WSCC ?

Regards....Mike Connor
i have downloaded other stuff from Nirsoft.. anyway could it be its because of the Eset Nod32?
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01 Apr 2011   #5

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MeTaL SnAkE View Post

i have downloaded other stuff from Nirsoft.. anyway could it be its because of the Eset Nod32?

Sorry, I don't know the exact cause. But this only happens when the Nirsoft program is on the machine.

Some of his other stuff like "MailPassView" will also cause problems like this. They are harmless ( When Original!!!!), but they are flagged by a lot of stuff as viruses etc.

Regards....Mike Connor
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01 Apr 2011   #6

Windows7 32bit
 
 

ok so i've used Regscanner from Nirsoft programs and searched for "passwordfox" and it found some stuff, deleted them all, restarted the computer and Walla.. no more of this window.. ! but still have the problem of the windows refreshing itself at the start from unknown reason when i just click some icon.. and the window from the second picture i've showed here from the first note still appers.
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01 Apr 2011   #7

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

OK. One problem at a time!

What are you clicking exactly? Bear in mind that Explorer will load icons and other stuff when it first starts after a new boot, and this can take a little while.

"Explorer" is not just the file manager program, it is the default windows shell, and depending on various settings it behaves in various ways.

Regards....Mike Connor
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01 Apr 2011   #8

Windows7 32bit
 
 

Ok problem soloved.. just created new username on windows and copied all the settings from the old user so it will look extaly the same.. and now there are no errors and such.

p.s: and ofcourse deleted the older username.. lol.
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01 Apr 2011   #9

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MeTaL SnAkE View Post
Ok problem soloved.. just created new username on windows and copied all the settings from the old user so it will look extaly the same.. and now there are no errors and such.
Yes, that's one way to do it! Make sure you delete the old stuff once you are sure everything is working.

Regards....Mike Connor
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