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Windows 7: Try to install different programs get error.

18 Sep 2011   #61
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


From my research, I found that the UpdatusUser account is completely inoccuous, but if you want to remove it, then follow these steps shown in the image:

Unknown User Account

Right now, I'd say that since you aren't 100% sure of the source of those games, with the exception of Steam, I would uninstall every single one. Even then, assumming some of them might have been 'cracks', its possible that some malicious code piggy-backed off these cracks and may be sitting elsewhere in your system.

If, after uninstalling everything that you cannot be sure about, your system is still problematic, you may have to consider a CLEAN install.


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18 Sep 2011   #62
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Demetros View Post
When I bought my system there was about a 200 games installed on it. I have no idea if they were cracked or not.
In light of this you should certainly backup your own files and do a clean install. Was this a used PC when you bought it?
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18 Sep 2011   #63

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

No I had someone build it for me. All brand new. He ask if I liked games I said yes... System worked fine until I tried to uninstall the AVG program.
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18 Sep 2011   #64
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

With some 200 games he probably did you no favors and got a good install crappified. Best bet is to do as I previously suggested, get a good clean install. Clean Install Windows 7
Don't use AVG nor McAfee, both cause issues. try MS Security Essentials, download from link in my sig.
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18 Sep 2011   #65

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

With that many games being installed,
then I agree with Britten.

Perform a clean install.
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