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Windows 7: Can't Access file for deletion with Admin Privileges

16 Oct 2010   #11
Pierre50

Windows 7 Pro, Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, Windows XP
 
 

Wow - quite a few apps to secure your system!

Just in case, you may want to head over to AVTest.org

This is an independent testing site that publishes the latest AV testing results.

It's very revealing... quite surprising that a company like McAfee is not certified by them.

Take a look, and then perhaps you will have some more information for future decisions on AV software. It's been a big help to me and produced some significant performance increases on systems that I admin.

HTH, and Happy Computing!


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16 Oct 2010   #12
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pierre50 View Post
Wow - quite a few apps to secure your system!

Just in case, you may want to head over to AVTest.org

This is an independent testing site that publishes the latest AV testing results.

It's very revealing... quite surprising that a company like McAfee is not certified by them.

Take a look, and then perhaps you will have some more information for future decisions on AV software. It's been a big help to me and produced some significant performance increases on systems that I admin.

HTH, and Happy Computing!
Hello Pierre50,
I do have a lot of stuff I've found. I also change as the wind. Having Norton 2010 purchased on my XP, with two unintentionally bought extra licenses, I've recently been advised that Norton 2011 is incredibly good. So they let me do free upgrades.
Was running McAfee Suite, which was purchased, but was not IMO well rated.
So I ran it and MSE. Now with Norton 2011, I kept MSE to use as a standalone scanner. Now needing a firewall I had heard good stuff about Comodo and had used it extensively in the past (Pre -W7). Threatfire is supposed to run with your main security and would always react to changes and threats. Now Norton seems to be catching most issues before Threatfire so I may delete it in the near future. Secunia is IMO fantastic, except it sometimes misses stuff if you don't do a manual scan regularly. Also there are those darned issues that it cannot supply a recommendation for a patch or fix for like Adobe and Firefox. So on FF I added a bunch of more secure-ish extensions.
Thanks for the link, I will investigate and wait til Jaycee gets back to look over the log.
glennc
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19 Oct 2010   #13
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Go into Services, and set RpcLocator to 'manuel', if it isn't already set up that way.
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19 Oct 2010   #14
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Go into Services, and set RpcLocator to 'manuel', if it isn't already set up that way.
Hey Hey Jaycee,
Will do. I called Norton and they weren't much help. I downloaded it (Norton Safe Web) in IE8 and it downloaded and let me run it. Now it is up and running on FF and IE8. Did you see anything ominous in the code?? What will your instructions do if you could explain slowly. Thanks!!
glennc
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19 Oct 2010   #15
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

In your HJT log, I see that McAfee was running, but did you uninstall after posting the log?

I also see Norton/Symantec, Comodo Security and now you say you have Microsoft Security Essentials
I feel you are defeating yourself and what you want to do with this much 'extra' baggage.


This has nothing to do with all your security programs, I just noticed that it was running in the background, so I wanted to know if you set it to Automatic.
According to MS, this is how RCPLocator should be set as default:
Quote:
Use the Services tool in Control Panel to set the startup type of the RPC Service to Automatic, and, optionally, set the startup type of the RPC Locator to Manual, which are the default settings for these services. NOTE: You should not change the RPC Locator startup type to Disabled if you are using distributed computing (DCE)-aware programs. If you are unsure about the appropriate settings for this service relative to your environment, check with your network administrator
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19 Oct 2010   #16
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
In your HJT log, I see that McAfee was running, but did you uninstall after posting the log?

I also see Norton/Symantec, Comodo Security and now you say you have Microsoft Security Essentials
I feel you are defeating yourself and what you want to do with this much 'extra' baggage.


This has nothing to do with all your security programs, I just noticed that it was running in the background, so I wanted to know if you set it to Automatic.
According to MS, this is how RCPLocator should be set as default:
Quote:
Use the Services tool in Control Panel to set the startup type of the RPC Service to Automatic, and, optionally, set the startup type of the RPC Locator to Manual, which are the default settings for these services. NOTE: You should not change the RPC Locator startup type to Disabled if you are using distributed computing (DCE)-aware programs. If you are unsure about the appropriate settings for this service relative to your environment, check with your network administrator
Hello Jaycee,
Yes I was running McAfee site advisor until I got the Norton running. Running Norton AV 2011, Newest Commodo Free firewall, MSE is supposed to be not active, it shows the red icon with the X. I am using it to do a weekly standalone scan as a backup for the Norton. So how much will I save by dumping MSE running it like I am. I didn't think it was running a service other than maybe an updater. Threatfire is designed to run in addition to regular protection, but I may dump it as Comodo is doing a lot of catching stuff. Just as a guess, percentage wise, how much do you believe I am degrading my performance? I know that you know this kind of stuff and appreciated your knowledgeable information.
Oh that quote on RPC might have well been in Summarian, for what I could understand, sorry for my ignorance. I couldn't locate RPC Locator in System. So I'll need help in tracking it down, and what does it do in English?
Just to show how over the top I am, I have SuperAntispyware on a bootable disk which updates itself and scans, while keeping Malware Antimalyare on board but not running. I've got to be honest, one of the reasons is that I don't understand enough to know how to set up Comodo to the optimum protection settings so I use redundancy. A bit pathetic. Never had these problems in CPM.
Really do appreciate you time, assistance and helpful attitude, pal.
glennc
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19 Oct 2010   #17
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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Threatfire is designed to run in addition to regular protection, but I may dump it as Comodo is doing a lot of catching stuff.
What's Comodo catching? Are you downloading (c)rap or visiting sites you shouldn't be?

Glenn, you have too many security programs that are 'resource hogs' ... they are most likely picking up each other's virrus/spyware definitions and confusing the daylights out of you!

It's too hard to help you when you un-install one program, install another, and then ask for help as to why things aren't going as you expect.

Please regard all the posts that we've supplied to help you. We can't help you if you don't help yourself
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20 Oct 2010   #18
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Quote:
Threatfire is designed to run in addition to regular protection, but I may dump it as Comodo is doing a lot of catching stuff.
What's Comodo catching? Are you downloading (c)rap or visiting sites you shouldn't be?

Glenn, you have too many security programs that are 'resource hogs' ... they are most likely picking up each other's virrus/spyware definitions and confusing the daylights out of you!

It's too hard to help you when you un-install one program, install another, and then ask for help as to why things aren't going as you expect.

Please regard all the posts that we've supplied to help you. We can't help you if you don't help yourself
That is a fair and true assessment. So I am currently going to keep stuff as it is!
Comodo is just a firewall. I don't know how to set it up properly so I accept a lot of default max or near max settings. I'll leave Threatfire installed. No in reference to sites that Norton Site Advisor considers bad. No visits to sites that Comodo or Norton mark as malicious. Norton stopped me from visiting a site suggested by another member to get the newest Minefield as it didn't have enough ratings and was out only one day. I did disregard it, that time.
As to viruses I never get any or malware that is more than low level cookies.
Right now Threatfire is using approx 1.5K
Secunia 9K
msseces.exe 7K
Comodo 4K
Norton 8K
MsMpEng.exe 65.5k

Are those above memory usages considered excessive? I really don't know. I looked up MsMpEng.exe and it is supposed to go with Windows Defender and will stop if it WD isn't running. I turned it off quite a while ago and checked just now to see that it is off. MalwareBytes and SuperAntispyware take no space as they aren't running any processes. I'd think that MsMpEng.exe was a major concern. My physical memory shows approx 50% usage with those and FF and TBird running. No real attempts were made to optimize Windows 7 performance.
Do I have a lot to gain by dumping msseces.exe and Threatfire? You seem to imply that I don't need a firewall is I read into it correctly, maybe not.
I will attempt to follow your complete instructions to the letter and change nothing until it is cleared with you, if that will help. Right now, I'd like to know why MsMpEng.exe is running and if I can remove it. Awaiting your kind assistance with a new diligent attitude.
glennc
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20 Oct 2010   #19
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Norton comes with it's own firewall, I'm surprised you get it and Comodo both to work

Secunia is a 'personal software inspector', this program check for out of date programs that you migh have on your machine. It is not an anti-virus or anti-spyware program.

Windows Defender is included with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Threatfire is fine to keep.
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20 Oct 2010   #20
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Norton comes with it's own firewall, I'm surprised you get it and Comodo both to work

Secunia is a 'personal software inspector', this program check for out of date programs that you migh have on your machine. It is not an anti-virus or anti-spyware program.

Windows Defender is included with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Threatfire is fine to keep.
Hello Jaycee,
The Norton I have is the AV only not the Norton Internet Security. MSE is not protecting, it may be running services but it doesn't do anything. Use it as a standalone scanner because of the rep the forums member have given it. I like a trustworthy backup for a weekly scan to double check Norton.
I have the Windows Defender turned off and I've read that this should stop the 65K MsMpEng.exe process. That seems a big chunk.
Do those numbers indicate that I am restricting my computer's performance to a great degree? I don't have the experience or knowledge to tell. My computer runs a lot faster with several apps and a scan running, than my old XP did just running one program.
I can only find an RPC Endpoint manager that indicates it is Started and Automatic. Is this the RPC Service you mentioned previously.
Thanks for any assistance.
glennc
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