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Windows 7: Software to avoid

21 Sep 2009   #231
oarko

WIn7 / Ubuntu
 
 

I found that when you install SB S&D on windows 7 there is a bug that BLOCKS the internet. Still testing my theory. I installed SB and then my computer reported Limited or No Connectivity. Has anyone else reported this? I noticed the problem about 2 weeks ago, internet would come on and off on occasions. Tried Linux to assure it wasn't the network card, Installed a second network card, then Reinstalled my computer because I thought i had a virus. reinstalled SB with NO updates and down it went, Uninstalled and now I have internet again. Oh well, going to run without SB for a while and see if i get the same error. Report back in a week. then i will try SB again just to see. Can't live without my SpyBot


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21 Sep 2009   #232
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I haven't used SB for a while.

Does that happen only if you use the resident bit ? - Teatimer if I remember correctly.
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21 Sep 2009   #233
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oarko View Post
I found that when you install SB S&D on windows 7 there is a bug that BLOCKS the internet. Still testing my theory. I installed SB and then my computer reported Limited or No Connectivity. Has anyone else reported this? I noticed the problem about 2 weeks ago, internet would come on and off on occasions. Tried Linux to assure it wasn't the network card, Installed a second network card, then Reinstalled my computer because I thought i had a virus. reinstalled SB with NO updates and down it went, Uninstalled and now I have internet again. Oh well, going to run without SB for a while and see if i get the same error. Report back in a week. then i will try SB again just to see. Can't live without my SpyBot
Double posting? OK -

Update: Microsoft finally released a fix for this issue. The update has been released on June 9th. If you experienced problems with IE8 and Spybot's immunization, please download the update "KB969897" via the Windows updates or download your copy directly at Microsoft.
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23 Sep 2009   #234
oarko

WIn7 / Ubuntu
 
 

Thanks Guys. I am New to forums, however I couldn't find any other posting matching my problem. However My problem isn't just with IE8 I run Firefox Have not checked if teatimmer caused the problem, however I haven't opened IE since Firefox 1.0 So not sure of the issue you are talking about or if it is even related to my issue. I Get the Little "/!\ This Connection has Limited or no connectivity" warning I have Local network and browser function using in house server, but NOTHING beyond the "default gateway". When I use two routers i can see past the first, only Nothing when it comes to Internet pages. Yes WEIRD.
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24 Sep 2009   #235
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

COMODO CLEANER.

Just had a quick look at this app.

Looks attractive - with an unusual double safety feature.

Ran the reg clean module ( don't recommend people do that - was just curious.)

It found 691 entries to remove.

[ I checked with GUPRO - it found 14 entries - I looked at those and they are all safe ]

Couldn't be bothered checking all 691 Comodo threw up - so removed them , expecting all kinds of trouble - I was right.

Restoring the backup it made sorted it out again.

Curiously, it declared one of the keys it wanted to remove was in use -

Software to avoid-comodo-reg-2-2009-09-24_152416.jpg

The other modules might be ok - haven't examined them closely yet.

If you are using Comodo - definitely don't go near the reg. cleaner.


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24 Sep 2009   #236
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

That would fall under the any registry cleaner/defragger category to avoid

The website doesnt mention Windows 7 either. I tend to avoid any program unless it mentions Win7.
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25 Sep 2009   #237
Grimhowl

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Corel Uldead Video Studio 11 SE, WinDVD 8 LE, and Burn.Now SE as a combination will completely destroy your 7 install.

I'm not sure which one did it exactly, as they install as a bunch, but they came packaged with my Pioneer Blu Ray DVD drive, and after the install, they completely bricked my machine and I had to wipe the hard drive and reload Windows.
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26 Sep 2009   #238
Howard Kaikow

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wguimb View Post
I would suggest everyone avoid any registry related utility until after Windows 7 goes RTM. If you must tinker with it, then you should at least create a restore point on the system drive you have Windows 7 installed on. There are so many registry related tools out there and most of them were written for XP and Vista. Many have not been made ready for Windows 7 yet. Also, keep in mind that the registry works very different in the X64 version of Windows 7.
What about Registry Workshop | TorchSoft?
The web site states that works with Win 7.
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26 Sep 2009   #239
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Id still shy away from anything that messes with the registry. Only program that has worked for me so far is ccleaner. If you do try it, set a restore point and do some backups first.
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26 Sep 2009   #240
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've been using ccleaner for a few years and it didn't occur to me not to use it with W7.
Consequently I've used it, both the windows cleaner and the registry cleaner, on a weekly basis on numerous builds since late 2008.
I've had no problems with it.

John
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