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Windows 7: Can't Install Firewall Error:1601

20 Dec 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Got the "not a valid windows program" message. And no. I just got rid of zone alarm recently and I have system mechanic as well which also has a virus checker and quarantine. It just has no firewall. I've been lucky not to get a virus yet but I've also been using my phone for almost everything internet lately.

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20 Dec 2013   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Let's see how many Anti-virus and firewalls are running...

Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here
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.
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20 Dec 2013   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Here is the file.

If you don't want to download it or can't open it, here is the content:

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.77
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x86 (UAC is disabled!)
Internet Explorer 11
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
Windows Firewall Enabled!
WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170
Google Chrome 31.0.1650.57
Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
Spybot Teatimer.exe is disabled!
iolo Common Lib ioloServiceManager.exe
iolo System Mechanic Professional iologovernor.exe
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
Total Fragmentation on Drive C:
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````

Attached Files
File Type: txt checkup.txt (950 Bytes, 4 views)
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20 Dec 2013   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

I am also having a problem with windows updates. The newest updates are not installing for some reason. I tried running microsoft's update troubleshooter and got the same result as the msi fixer: Program too big for memory. As I said in the previous post, I tried making an exe out of a txt file and it told me it wasn't a valid windows program so that's good at least. This is just sooo agravating. I just want my computer to work properly again. And the worst part is I know some things about computers but I'm just shy of being able to be considered intermediate level. Which, of course is why I'm here.
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21 Dec 2013   #15
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.<--Important
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

Click on this link Here to see a list of programs that should be disabled.
The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not malicious.
Next: Disconnect from the internet. If you are on Cable or DSL, unplug your computer from the modem.
Next: Please disable all onboard security programs (all running with back ground protection) as it may hinder the scanner from working.
This includes Antivirus, Firewall, and any Spyware scanners that run in the background.
  • Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.
  • When finished, it will produce a log for you. Post that log and a HiJackthis log in your next reply
Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall
Please be patient while the scan runs, at times it may appear to stall.
When finished and after reboot (in case it asks to reboot), it should open a log, combofix.txt.
Post this log in your next reply together with a new hijackthislog.
After rebooting ensure your Security applications have been re-enabled.

In your next reply post:

***A guide and tutorial on "How to use Combofix" can be found here:
ComboFix: A guide and tutorial on using ComboFix
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21 Dec 2013   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

I'm about to start the process now. What is a hijackthis log?
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21 Dec 2013   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Found hijackthis. Here are the logs:

Attached Files
File Type: txt ComboFixLog.txt (22.6 KB, 5 views)
File Type: log hijackthis.log (7.2 KB, 4 views)
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21 Dec 2013   #18
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Microsoft Firewall looks like it's running.

Please right click on the task bar, start Task manager, then click on "processes tab", and stop all of these programs from running:
Iolo System Mechanic Antivirus
Norton Disk Doctor (Norton Utilities 15)

Once stopped, uninstall! You don't need all this stuff running in the background and "messing" up your computer by 'speeding up/optimizing/etc". Reboot

Once you have done that, please 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.

After rebooting, I'd like you to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  1. Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  2. Click the button.
  3. For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    1. Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    2. Double click on the icon on your desktop.
  4. Check
  5. Click the button.
  6. Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  7. Check
  8. Push the Start button.
  9. ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  10. When the scan completes, push
  11. Push , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  12. Push the button.
  13. Push
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22 Dec 2013   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

The scan finished with no threats found.
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22 Dec 2013   #20
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
  • The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.

Using AdwCleaner v3: Scan & Clean:
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool again.
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer like it did before.
After the scan has finished...

This time click on the Clean button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S#].txt) will open automatically (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder
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