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Windows 7: error 5 access is denied window 7

06 Apr 2011   #1

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error 5 access is denied window 7

sorry first of all iam a newbie- up until a few weeks ago I was not having any problems with windows but now i keep getting at random times error 5 access is denied message pop up I don't know how to fix this very annoying problem so far I don't think its affecting anything. I just really would like to solve this issue.any help would be much appreciated



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06 Apr 2011   #2

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Hi,

Can you correlate this message to any recent software installation or download, or a change to your system that you made?

Can you tell us more about what anti-malware/virus software you have running on your PC?

Regards,
Golden
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06 Apr 2011   #3

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The error can be due to a number of things, but first of all, download this;

Malwarebytes

and run a full scan with it. If it finds anything post the log here.

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

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I am running Mcafee 2010 and I haven't recently installed anything. it just happened one night after I woke my cpu from sleep I only really watch movies on my pc.i have done many scans and defrags but still this pesky msg pops up very randomly a few times a day.as you can see from the pic it pops up in pairs
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06 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thanks i will try the Malwarebytes first
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06 Apr 2011   #6

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this looks bad


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06 Apr 2011   #7

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You have malware on your machine based on the log. Running a full scan would be a good decision.
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06 Apr 2011   #8

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yes, your machine is infected. You can remove the malware with that free version of Malwarebytes, but it wont repair any damage the malware did.

You only ran a "Quick Scan", run a full scan to find all malware.

It is sometimes possible to fix some of the damage, but it takes a long time to find and troubleshoot all the problems and is not guaranteed to work either.

The only really sensible option is a clean install of windows.

You might also like to read this;

The time has come the walrus said......

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #9

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thank you so much i know that a fresh install would do the trick.but how can i tell what files were affected?and how it will hurt my pc?
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06 Apr 2011   #10

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carnage83 View Post
thank you so much i know that a fresh install would do the trick.but how can i tell what files were affected?and how it will hurt my pc?
The full scan will tell you what files and registry entries are affected, and if you tell it to, it will remove the malware, but this may render your system inoperable.

Unfortunately, there are now so many types and variations of these things that only a malware specialist could even begin to tell you what they affect and how.

These things can not normally damage your hardware, they just make the operating system and software unusable, many try to access information, and occasionally allow botnets and other stuff to take over your PC.

Regards....Mike Connor
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