windows installer keeps running!

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mr_malkovich

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me again ... lol


I've been having this problem for a while now. When I open certain programs (sometimes even certain folders) Windows Installer automatically starts running, as if its installing a new program. if i let it run its course, a screen eventually pops up saying it is missing a necessary file for installation (although what its trying to install i have no idea) and says 'windows installer cannot continue.' Normally I just hit Cancel as soon as it pops up, but its getting real irritating. Anyone have any idea what's going on here?


James
 

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Check your Startup folder to see if windows installer is shown there.. if so, delete.

also, click Start button/Run and type msconfig
click startup tab and look there for reference to
windows installer -- if found, uncheck the box.
 
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This was happening to my computer also - it was the Blaster virus (msblast.exe) trying to install/execute itself. My computer never got the actual virus, though, because it never managed to install itself. I suspect that is what is causing the windows installer problem on your computer - you need to read http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=824146 and download the security patch ASAP.

After installing the patch, go to the website of any one of the major anti-virus companies and download one of the free Blaster virus removal tools, then run it on your computer.

Good luck.


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