Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Programs missing in Start Menu and admin permission lost

24 Jan 2013   #11
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Post the AdWareCleaner text, please.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Jan 2013   #12
Neil2305

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Aware report

Adware scan results... current performing ESET... my main problem now seems to be not being able to install windowsd updates...


Attached Files
File Type: txt AdwCleaner[S1].txt (17.1 KB, 9 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2013   #13
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I want you to totally un-install Firefox and Google Chrome .... you've picked up a bunch unwanted garbage!!

After you've done that, download TFC by Old Timer TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums and save it to your desktop.
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista/Windows 7 right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

When your computer has rebooted, make sure "Proxy server" is disabled under your LAN Settings.
1) Under “Tools” in the browser tool bar select “Internet Options”.
2) In the “Internet Options” window that pops up, click the “Connections” tab at the top.
3) Click “LAN Settings” near the bottom of the “Connections” section.
4) If the “Proxy server” checkbox is marked with a check, click it to deselect/uncheck it.
5) Click “Ok” to close the “Local Area Network (LAN) Settings” window.
6) Click “Ok” to close the “Internet Options” window.
Reboot once again.

Now, using IE, can you update 2 or 3 Windows 'critical/important' listed items? Don't do any more than that for now. Let me know if you were successful or failed.

If the updates failed, let me know which ones.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Jan 2013   #14
Neil2305

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Success!

Windows has now updated..... which malware or anti virus would you recommend? I have paid for McAfee but am open to suggestions...


Attached Files
File Type: docx Success.docx (230.6 KB, 3 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2013   #15
Neil2305

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Current issues...

I am unable to swtich on Windows Firewall or Defender.... I don't have any anti-viris installed... and PC will not allow me to install ....

programs remain in Start menu

there are about 84 windows updates... due to be installed...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2013   #16
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
I have paid for McAfee
Look in services and see if McAfee firewall is set to 'Automatic' and turned on. If it is, it has stopped Windows Firewall from running.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2013   #17
Neil2305

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
McAfee

I only have McAfee scan installed...

I also tried to update JAVA and get error code 1303...

I think the problem is as previously mentioned that I don't have permissions...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2013   #18
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Download Security Check by screen317 from here http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/SecurityCheck.exe or here http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt.
Please post the contents of that document.
************
Download CKScanner from here http://downloads.malwareremoval.com/CKScanner.exe
Save it to your desktop. <=== IMPORTANT
Doubleclick CKScanner.exe and click Search For Files.
After a very short time, when the cursor hourglass disappears, click Save List To File.
A message box will verify that the file is saved.
Double-click the CKFiles.txt icon on your desktop and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2013   #19
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Are you still with me Neil?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2013   #20
Neil2305

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Windows Update error

Hi, I could only get the checkup.txt to run and is attached.. the other download wouldn't run.

All seems to be working okay now on the computer with the exception of the Windows Updates which are not working with error code.. 8024402F

The Windows Update is showing as working in the Services...


Attached Files
File Type: txt checkup.txt (1.0 KB, 4 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Programs missing in Start Menu and admin permission lost




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
No permission to access some folders in Start Menu folder
My all programs list is crazy. I want to delete some of the shortcuts in there and rearrange it, and some of them are empty even if the programs are still installed. But when I try to open some of the folders, I get this pop-up that says I don't have permission to access this folder and 'Click...
General Discussion
Run stuff with 'run as admin' from 'Run' box in start menu?
I decided to unistall the Search function from windows setup so it took out indexing, as no matter what I tired it always turned itself back on and started indexing crap again (even stuff I took out of its options etc.) Very annoying. But now that I don't have the Start Menu search box (like in...
General Discussion
Lost Programs and Folder from Start-Up All Programs Menu
Hello to all, Have no idea how I did it, must have been during an upgrade, but I've lost my Revo Unistaller Folder and programs from the ALL Program List. Can anyone advise how to get it back there? Thanks in advance. Glenn
General Discussion
Start Menu Programs Missing
Hi everyone, I recently followed procedures for removal a rogue Windows 7 Recovery malware application on my Windows 7 Home Premium system. After the successful removal of the malware, my Start Menu Programs are all missing (basically nothing in there) and 95% of all my icons (on the desktop,...
General Discussion
missing "search programs and files" on start menu.
Dumb question. When using start option (lower left corner)on win7 laptop, you should have an option to search for anything in pc. This option is below the "all programs" selection. My laptop lost it somewhere. Same thing when looking at control pannel screen in the upper right hand corner is...
General Discussion
Start button missing icon, menu appears behind programs
Greetings! I shot a quick video of the issue: 4iSPCen51xI When we switch themes, the orb reappears but functionality does not return to normal, then the orb will disappear again and be replaced with "Start" written in text. No odd group policies are enabled (not that I am aware of), the...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App