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Windows 7: Programme alert on start up

14 Dec 2014   #1
BudCozy

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Programme alert on start up

Hello:
I'm using Windows 7 professional and have a problem on start up. I use WinPatrol and every time I open my computer I get this programme alert from Win Patrol. There is no description found and there is no company name included with the programme but there is a number on this alert but it seems to change when ever this alert pops up. Right now the # is 1418580776. On the right side of the alert there are links that tell you to delete, properties, find more info on programme but these instruction don't work. I click delete programme but it keeps coming back every time I open computer. I can't find this programme anywhere in the start up because there is no company name or description. What to do?

BudCozy




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14 Dec 2014   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Go into clean boot mode. If the problem stops, put one program back at a time to find the cause
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14 Dec 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

This is caused by a recent update to Adobe Reader. It ads a random generated number entry to the run once registry key. I've disabled it and finally tried deleting it. Will see if that fixes it.

The best fix is to uninstall Adobe Reader and replace it with something else, like Foxit PDF Reader.
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14 Dec 2014   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
This is caused by a recent update to Adobe Reader. It ads a random generated number entry to the run once registry key. I've disabled it and finally tried deleting it. Will see if that fixes it.

The best fix is to uninstall Adobe Reader and replace it with something else, like Foxit PDF Reader.
You are absolutely correct. I booted my computer and have the same problem. Let us know precisely what you do to correct the problem, Thanks.
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15 Dec 2014   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Came back so I uninstalled Adobe Reader and installed Foxit PDF Reader, problem solved.
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15 Dec 2014   #6
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
This is caused by a recent update to Adobe Reader. It ads a random generated number entry to the run once registry key. I've disabled it and finally tried deleting it. Will see if that fixes it.

The best fix is to uninstall Adobe Reader and replace it with something else, like Foxit PDF Reader.
Nice catch and thanks for the info.
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