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Windows 7: "there was a problem sending the command to the program"

15 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
"there was a problem sending the command to the program"

Hello all. I realise this topic has become a feature. My symptoms seem to be slightly different. It started a week or so ago and what's happened is that none of the my applications via shortcut or via direct EXE (includiing office, games, system applications etc.. unless it's already part of the 'Windows start up routine"). I've started using Comodo Firewall about a month or so ago and I recently obtained the Motorola Atrix (Android) and I think (it's a big assumption) that when i connected it to the laptop and sync'd it started going funny - however I have done a system restore and it workd well but it's started again and it comes and goes if restart (bit of a lottery!)

several weeks ago I did clean out my system when I was infected with the 'google redirect virus' and underwent a comprehensive clean up which did solve the problem - hence the comodo installation.

ideas folks?

Regards (Was a satisified a windows 7 user)

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15 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

FYI, if you are using a router at home, you do not need a software firewall. In fact, it basically has nothing to do since all ports are grabbed by the router, not the PC.
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15 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

It's always handy whenever you connect to public wi-fi and client offices - plus my BT Home Hub doesn't have much of a pre-configured firewall (as far as i'm aware)
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15 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Widodude, how did you clean up the infection and do you remember what it was?

Understanding and using Firewalls Understanding and Using Firewalls
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15 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Hello this is the thread I started reg the cleanup.
Search Engine redirect (virus) - Geeks to Go Forums
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15 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

So as an update - the problem appears randomly - i've restarted twice and problem disappeared but it then turns up again after shutdown or restart.
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15 May 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Looks like you have two anti-virus applications running....McAfee and Comodo.

Did you download and install McAfee Security Scan Plus, or did it come bundled with an update for Adobe Reader?
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15 May 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

NOTE: not all routers have a bult-in firewall. You definitely need a software firewall in addition to the 2nd string hardware one, if your router has one. I have got a virus during an install of XP a couple years ago and the PC WAS connected to a hardware firewall through my router, Linksys BEFSX41.
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16 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

So the mcafee was part of the 'image' (it's an ex-work laptop).I added Comodo only about month ago.
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16 May 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Widodude use only one Active AV product at any time. Most of them don't work and play well together. Scans from different ones may be run.
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