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Spybot - unexpected error in fixing problems

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MaryL

#1
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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D
#2
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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M
#3
The only thing I can suggest is running Spybot as "Administrator" and make
sure no web browsers or email programs are open.

Mark

"MaryL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]

> 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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MaryL

#4
"Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> 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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D
#5
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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