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Spybot - unexpected error in fixing problems

  1. #1


    MaryL Guest

    Spybot - unexpected error in fixing problems

    I'm not sure if this is the correct newsgroup for my question because I
    don't know if this is a Vista problem or something else. I am using Vista
    Home Premium (full version, not OEM), running on a Dell 530 desktop that is
    only 3 months old. I have Windows firewall and AVG free running. I
    connected via cable and am using a Linksys wireless-G router. I run Adaware
    almost daily and Spybot Search & Destroy on a weekly basis.

    AdAware has never detected any major problems -- there always some files to
    delete but never any *critical* problems. Spybot never reported any
    problems at all, until today. However, today SpyBot reported ErrorSmart (1
    entry) as a problem. When I tried to "fix" the problem," SpyBot responded
    with an error message and could not fix the problem.

    The error message says:
    Unexpected error in fixing problems
    (Cannot create file "C:\Windows\wininit.ini". Access is denied)

    I rebooted, ran AdAware (no problems detected), then re-ran SpyBot. The same
    problem occurred.

    When I click on the "+" beside ErrorSmart (within SpyBot) to expand, it
    returns this information:
    (SBI $C6597282) Web page
    C:\Program Files\ErrorSmart\ErrorSmart.url

    (Incidentally, I'm not sure if the message is SBI or SB1.)

    Can someone on this newsgroup help? I don't have any idea what caused the
    problem (or even what this problem means), and I have no idea how to fix it.

    Thanks,
    MaryL


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  2. #2


    Dave Guest

    Re: Spybot - unexpected error in fixing problems

    MaryL wrote:

    > I'm not sure if this is the correct newsgroup for my question because
    > I don't know if this is a Vista problem or something else. I am
    > using Vista Home Premium (full version, not OEM), running on a Dell
    > 530 desktop that is only 3 months old. I have Windows firewall and
    > AVG free running. I connected via cable and am using a Linksys
    > wireless-G router. I run Adaware almost daily and Spybot Search &
    > Destroy on a weekly basis.
    > AdAware has never detected any major problems -- there always some
    > files to delete but never any *critical* problems. Spybot never
    > reported any problems at all, until today. However, today SpyBot
    > reported ErrorSmart (1 entry) as a problem. When I tried to "fix"
    > the problem," SpyBot responded with an error message and could not
    > fix the problem.
    > The error message says:
    > Unexpected error in fixing problems
    > (Cannot create file "C:\Windows\wininit.ini". Access is denied)
    >
    > I rebooted, ran AdAware (no problems detected), then re-ran SpyBot.
    > The same problem occurred.
    >
    > When I click on the "+" beside ErrorSmart (within SpyBot) to expand,
    > it returns this information:
    > (SBI $C6597282) Web page
    > C:\Program Files\ErrorSmart\ErrorSmart.url
    >
    > (Incidentally, I'm not sure if the message is SBI or SB1.)
    >
    > Can someone on this newsgroup help? I don't have any idea what
    > caused the problem (or even what this problem means), and I have no
    > idea how to fix it.
    > Thanks,
    > MaryL
    It looks like SpyBot treats ErrorSmart as a virus.
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?p=185039

    Perhaps you have run ErrorSmart recently?
    http://www.errorsmart.com/




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  3. #3


    Mark Guest

    Re: Spybot - unexpected error in fixing problems

    The only thing I can suggest is running Spybot as "Administrator" and make
    sure no web browsers or email programs are open.

    Mark

    "MaryL" <stancole1@xxxxxx-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
    news:%236JSn2VrIHA.4376@xxxxxx

    > I'm not sure if this is the correct newsgroup for my question because I
    > don't know if this is a Vista problem or something else. I am using Vista
    > Home Premium (full version, not OEM), running on a Dell 530 desktop that
    > is only 3 months old. I have Windows firewall and AVG free running. I
    > connected via cable and am using a Linksys wireless-G router. I run
    > Adaware almost daily and Spybot Search & Destroy on a weekly basis.
    >
    > AdAware has never detected any major problems -- there always some files
    > to delete but never any *critical* problems. Spybot never reported any
    > problems at all, until today. However, today SpyBot reported ErrorSmart
    > (1 entry) as a problem. When I tried to "fix" the problem," SpyBot
    > responded with an error message and could not fix the problem.
    >
    > The error message says:
    > Unexpected error in fixing problems
    > (Cannot create file "C:\Windows\wininit.ini". Access is denied)
    >
    > I rebooted, ran AdAware (no problems detected), then re-ran SpyBot. The
    > same problem occurred.
    >
    > When I click on the "+" beside ErrorSmart (within SpyBot) to expand, it
    > returns this information:
    > (SBI $C6597282) Web page
    > C:\Program Files\ErrorSmart\ErrorSmart.url
    >
    > (Incidentally, I'm not sure if the message is SBI or SB1.)
    >
    > Can someone on this newsgroup help? I don't have any idea what caused the
    > problem (or even what this problem means), and I have no idea how to fix
    > it.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > MaryL
    >

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  4. #4


    MaryL Guest

    Re: Spybot - unexpected error in fixing problems


    "Dave" <1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CNWdnZ9i0PE2QoHVnZ2dnUVZ8qSnnZ2d@xxxxxx

    > MaryL wrote:

    >> I'm not sure if this is the correct newsgroup for my question because
    >> I don't know if this is a Vista problem or something else. I am
    >> using Vista Home Premium (full version, not OEM), running on a Dell
    >> 530 desktop that is only 3 months old. I have Windows firewall and
    >> AVG free running. I connected via cable and am using a Linksys
    >> wireless-G router. I run Adaware almost daily and Spybot Search &
    >> Destroy on a weekly basis.
    >> AdAware has never detected any major problems -- there always some
    >> files to delete but never any *critical* problems. Spybot never
    >> reported any problems at all, until today. However, today SpyBot
    >> reported ErrorSmart (1 entry) as a problem. When I tried to "fix"
    >> the problem," SpyBot responded with an error message and could not
    >> fix the problem.
    >> The error message says:
    >> Unexpected error in fixing problems
    >> (Cannot create file "C:\Windows\wininit.ini". Access is denied)
    >>
    >> I rebooted, ran AdAware (no problems detected), then re-ran SpyBot.
    >> The same problem occurred.
    >>
    >> When I click on the "+" beside ErrorSmart (within SpyBot) to expand,
    >> it returns this information:
    >> (SBI $C6597282) Web page
    >> C:\Program Files\ErrorSmart\ErrorSmart.url
    >>
    >> (Incidentally, I'm not sure if the message is SBI or SB1.)
    >>
    >> Can someone on this newsgroup help? I don't have any idea what
    >> caused the problem (or even what this problem means), and I have no
    >> idea how to fix it.
    >> Thanks,
    >> MaryL
    >
    > It looks like SpyBot treats ErrorSmart as a virus.
    > http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?p=185039
    >
    > Perhaps you have run ErrorSmart recently?
    > http://www.errorsmart.com/
    >
    >
    >
    Yes, that may be the problem. I downloaded a demo of ErrorSmart recently.
    I did not buy the paid version, but the demo is still on my computer. I
    will uninstall it and see if that solves the problem (in this case, the
    "problem" may simply ben in the error message generated by Spy Bot).

    Thanks!

    MaryL


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  5. #5


    Dave Guest

    Re: Spybot - unexpected error in fixing problems

    MaryL wrote:
    [snip]

    >>> Can someone on this newsgroup help? I don't have any idea what
    >>> caused the problem (or even what this problem means), and I have no
    >>> idea how to fix it.
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> MaryL
    >>
    >> It looks like SpyBot treats ErrorSmart as a virus.
    >> http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?p=185039
    >>
    >> Perhaps you have run ErrorSmart recently?
    >> http://www.errorsmart.com/
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    > Yes, that may be the problem. I downloaded a demo of ErrorSmart
    > recently. I did not buy the paid version, but the demo is still on my
    > computer. I will uninstall it and see if that solves the problem (in
    > this case, the "problem" may simply ben in the error message
    > generated by Spy Bot).
    > Thanks!
    >
    > MaryL
    Your "problem" is probably too many anti-malware programs. I only run AdAware about once a month
    or when I'm bored. Thats the only one I run.





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