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firegoat7
09-08-2006, 09:32 PM
I have an interesting problem.

I had noticed that when I was bookmarking certain pages on Internet explorer I was getting an error report that asked me to send a message to Microsoft.The Drwin program would open up and immediately shut down windows

So I figured there was something wrong with Internet explorer, and decided to download Firefox.

Interestingly everything was working fine with firefox, that is until I noticed that the Icon had changed places with the Internet explorer icon on my computer.

It was then that I noticed that I could not log in to chesschat or post a message without the old Microsoft error repeating and this time shutting down Firefox.

:hmm:
Very interesting. See Firefox is not a microsoft program and yet Drwin was being loaded on the computer asking me to report the bug to microsoft.:hmm:

any ideas anybody?

cheers fg7

Bill Gletsos
09-08-2006, 09:49 PM
Hi Dave,

The error is probably occuring due to some windows problem thus you are being offered the opporunity to report it to microsoft.

Garvinator
09-08-2006, 09:55 PM
waits for Howard's standard comment here :lol: :whistle:

Desmond
09-08-2006, 09:55 PM
Sounds like you have the "blaster" worm.

http://www.pchell.com/virus/msblast.shtml

Basil
09-08-2006, 11:33 PM
Sounds like you have the "blaster" worm.

Is that a computer PC thing or are you referring to his ability to find fault with every chess official in Australia?

Whatever it is, it sounds like it couldn't have found a more deserving recipient! For goodness sake, someone tell him what it is or we'll be subjected to another twisted and contorted conspiracy theory.

It'll end up being the ACF's fault.

firegoat7
10-08-2006, 12:37 AM
Hi Dave,

The error is probably occuring due to some windows problem thus you are being offered the opporunity to report it to microsoft.

thanks Bill

cheers fg7

firegoat7
10-08-2006, 12:39 AM
Sounds like you have the "blaster" worm.

http://www.pchell.com/virus/msblast.shtml

thanks Boris.

cheers fg7

firegoat7
10-08-2006, 12:40 AM
Blah blah blah blah blah.
ahhhh shut up

Ya friggen Muppet.

Fg7

Basil
10-08-2006, 08:59 AM
I have an interesting problem.
I agree you have a problem. I wouldn't call it interesting for us. Perhaps interesting for you in the sense that all developing minds are fascinated with new ideas ...

Most of developing minds are confined to the classroom and by the time they reach they outside world, the lunatic fringe has dissipated.

You seem intent on inflicting your crackpot notions in public which is very trying for those that have passed that phase ... :)

firegoat7
10-08-2006, 01:15 PM
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You seem intent on inflicting your crackpot notions in public which is very trying for those that have passed that phase ... :)

Do u actually have any idea about what you talk about or are you content to remain and ignorant fool all your miserable little life?

cheers Fg7

Basil
10-08-2006, 02:30 PM
Um yes.

1. You are a crackpot.
2. You have no idea about commercialism.
3. Every time you open you mouth, someone of standing shoots you down.
4. Trying to reinvent yourself from time to time doesn't work.
5. Do you have a defence for shooting down Jenni's motives in her absence?
6. Do you think the BBC is guilty of racism?
7. I iterate that there isn't a chess official whom you have managed to respect.
8. Your support entails exactly one 442 - laughable.
9. You read silly books with silly messages.
10. You write silly essays.

Watto
10-08-2006, 04:01 PM
Um yes.

1. You are a crackpot.
2. You have no idea about commercialism.
3. Every time you open you mouth, someone of standing shoots you down.
4. Trying to reinvent yourself from time to time doesn't work.
5. Do you have a defence for shooting down Jenni's motives in her absence?
6. Do you think the BBC is guilty of racism?
7. I iterate that there isn't a chess official whom you have managed to respect.
8. Your support entails exactly one 442 - laughable.
9. You read silly books with silly messages.
10. You write silly essays.
Howard, what has this got to do with the question FG7 posted at the start of this thread… ? Get a grip.

Basil
10-08-2006, 05:06 PM
That's a good point Watto. I'll stop & thanks.

firegoat7
10-08-2006, 05:21 PM
waits for Howard's standard comment here :lol: :whistle:

GG gets 100% for pattern recognition.:clap:

ElevatorEscapee
10-08-2006, 06:00 PM
My first reaction was to think that it might be due to a virus, (if so a scan should be able to unearth a culprit).

If you are running Win XP, then another thing to try would be to visit the Windows Update website and download the critical updates. (Even if you have your computer set up to automatically download the updates, they don't always download straitght away.)

firegoat7
11-08-2006, 03:23 PM
I regedited the file out of the system. It was called msmgs.exe and also deleted anything connected with it.

So the system was working fine yesterday.

However,
It seems to be able to reconfigure itself through tmp start up files.
So my next choice is to try the whole thing again in windows safe mode.

It is annoying.

cheers fg7

Basil
11-08-2006, 03:25 PM
:whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

ElevatorEscapee
11-08-2006, 09:05 PM
Hi FG7, thank you for that! :)

I fought a huge battle with that bloody msmgs.exe thing about 11 months ago, trying to get a virus of my boss's computer.

The msmgs.exe file is the Windows messenger program (not to be confused with MSN Messenger).

It was meant to be a communication type program for sysadmins to monitor windows machines... however (of course) hackers and spammers soon found their way in via exploits (especially if the XP firewall was turned off by default after installation, which was the case with my boss's machine).

The University of Virginia in the US suffered a wave of these exploits, and published this page to inform staff how to turn off Windows Messenger:

http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/docs/messagepopup/

However, the best advice I ever got was from the Geeks to Go forum:

http://www.geekstogo.com/

This is a friendly forum aimed at helping out computer users removing spyware and virii from their computers.

The forum can be found at http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/

If you do a search on some key words you will probably soon find a litany of people who have had a similar problem and solutions suggested to them by the team members.

If none of the suggested solutions work in your particular case (as happened with me trying to rid my boss's computer of that bloody virus!), then you can join the forum for free and ask for help. :)

Hope that is of some help,

~EE

PS Howard, as much as I may like you, you are hardly covering yourself in glory here. Please be nice. :)

Basil
11-08-2006, 10:41 PM
PS Howard, as much as I may like you, you are hardly covering yourself in glory here. Please be nice. :)

How could I resist that!? I promise.