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Unwanted Window-Can't Prepare Plugin

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by JohnC543, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. JohnC543

    JohnC543 Thread Starter

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    I am running Windows 95 and Internet Explorer. Two days ago I started
    up my computer and was greeted by a window on my screen. It is less than
    2" square and says "Can't Prepare Plugin". I have, to my knowledge", never
    done plugins. I can close the window BUT there are changes in my computer.
    For instance, when I use "find" and locate the desired file and click on it, the
    computer freezes. I have to use ctrl-alt-delete to back out.
    Any ideas? Appreciate the help.
     
  2. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

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    Boot to Safe Mode, redo the search and delete the offensive file/program from there.

    Are you runnin\g a firewall? If not you can still get one (Zone Alarm 4.7) that works with Win95 from http://www.oldversion.com
     
  3. Styxx

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    Get, install, update and run free Ad-aware (and its HexDump plug-in) from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

    First in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now and download the latest referencefiles.

    Make sure the following settings are made and on -------ON=GREEN

    From main window :Click Start then Activate in-depth scan (recommended)

    Click Use Custom Scanning Options' then click Customize' and have these options selected: Under Drives and Folders put a check by Scan Within Archives and below that under Memory and Registry put a check by all the options there.

    Now click on the Tweak button in that same window. Under Scanning engine select: Unload recognized processes during scanning and under Cleaning Engine select: Let windows remove files in use at next reboot

    Click proceed to save your settings.

    Now to scan just click the Next button.

    When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it.(Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and click Next)

    Restart your computer. Then run with the Ad-aware Spyware Sniffer the scan again ad lib.
     
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