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12-Jul-2012, 02:22 PM #1
Solved: where are instructions carried out on startup
Years ago if windows started something I didn't want starting as it powered up I could go to WIN.INI, find the line and remove it.
I recently removed some Mcafee programs and now , when everything has loaded, I get the oblong blue box across the screen :-

UNABLE TO WRITE TO C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ALL USERS\APPLICATION DATA\MCAFEE\ SPAMKILLER\MSKDETCT.DAT

I would just find the line trying to write to this address in the WIN.INI file and remove it.
I can't find it on windows XP .
Could someone explain how I could get this removed now please?
Thanks,
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12-Jul-2012, 02:27 PM #2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIN.INI

try the removal tool - see if that helps
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Mcafee RemovalTool
http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331

http://majorgeeks.com/McAfee_Consume...ool_d5420.html

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12-Jul-2012, 03:28 PM #3
etaf thank you.
If there is a website offering hero badges please feel free to download one on me!!!

I took your advice, downloaded the removal tool and ran it, it got up to about 80% and then hung.

I left it until now and then switched the computer off and on, the box has not shown up.
Thank you sir, I am grateful for your help.
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12-Jul-2012, 03:30 PM #4
glad to have helped
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I took your advice, downloaded the removal tool and ran it, it got up to about 80% and then hung.

I left it until now and then switched the computer off and on, the box has not shown up.
not sure why it hung
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