"Dave" <1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> 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.
> It looks like SpyBot treats ErrorSmart as a virus.
> Perhaps you have run ErrorSmart recently?
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).