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Suspicious Scripting???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Netjetflyer, Oct 19, 2003.

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  1. Netjetflyer

    Netjetflyer Thread Starter

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    I'm using Windows XP Home edition, whenever I select the "Help" icon, I get a message stating "C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Binaries\helpctr.exe contains suspicious scripting activity and has been stopped". This just started happening so I'm wondering whats up. I have been on a McAfee Virus Scan subscription all year and never had any problem. I'm hoping someone can tell me what the cause is and how to fix it!

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  2. scmazter

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    That usually happens when an anti-virus program detects a program that you are running, which is acting like a virus (eg. deleting windows files, changing important settings, crewing up your computer), so it blocks it. Some viruses attach themselves to programs. This is usually cleanable, but some virsuses are so nasty they totally screw up the program. Anyway, update your anti virus, and scan the windows folder in safe mode (press f8 when your computer is starting up, before the windows logo comes on). That should do the trick.
     
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