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Yankee Clipper fix

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by grandpaw7, Dec 23, 2003.

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  1. grandpaw7

    grandpaw7 Thread Starter

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    My YC has been dropping clippings. The YC website had me download a fix for that. Where I am now is that I have renamed to old YankClip.exe file to read YankClip.exeold, and now my YankClip[1] folder shows that old renamed file with a MS icon and the new file with a YC icon, just as was the case with the old file before I renamed it.

    The YC instructions tell me to “Get the ZIP, stop the program, rename the old EXE, and finally copy the new file into the installation directory”. I wasn't sure at what point I was supposed to stop the program, I presume meaning the zip program, and how I was to do that, so what I did was to rename the old EXE first, and then download the new one without interrupting the program

    Does what I did amount to “copying the new file into the installation directory"?

    Since YC dropped clippings only sporadically, I am wanting to find out now if I did the fix right rather than just wait to see if the dropping problem happens again.

    Thanks, grandpaw7
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    From what I'm reading, when they say 'stop the program', that may have been the YC program, not the zip.

    The way I read it is as this..

    Download the zip. Stop the YC program from running. Rename the exe to old, either like what you have done, or as YankClip.old, then open the zip, and extract the new exe into the same folder.

    Is that what you did?

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. grandpaw7

    grandpaw7 Thread Starter

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    No, eddie, as best I recall, I didn't stop either program. But it looks like YC is running on the new exe, so I'll wait to see if the dropped clippings problem shows up again. If it does, I'll do as you suggest. Thanks for the input.
     
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