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This is pretty wierd. For some reason when I try to open Msconfig through "Run", I get an error message saying that it wasn't able to open it and that I should search for it. When I searched for it, I found several files of Msconfig, and I was able to open it that way. The only major changes that's been made on my PC was I downloaded McAfee a couple days ago. I also ran some virus and ad-aware scans using other programs. Anybody know any suggestions on how to get Msconfig to run without manually going to look for it? Thanks in advance.

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Having more than one copy is normal, as windows updates may have added newer versions. I would supspect McAfee, and uninstall it, then see if you can get msconfig to run. In my opinion, for what it's worth, I would scrap McAfee, and install AVG Free, which is a more friendly program, and less of a resource hog.

AVG Free: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download886.html

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well before i posted this message i unistalled McAfee, and I also noticed that I'm not able to run Help and Support anymore. I get an error message saying "Windows cannot find 'helpctr.exe'. Make sure you typed in the name correctly, etc." How do I fix this? Should I do System Restore?

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It sounds like you may have a virus, or something, unless you have the help service turned off, if this is a winXP operating system. Try Ewido to check for virus and spyware: You can download a trial version of Ewido here: http://www.ewido.net/en/

Be sure you update it before using it, and when it finds a problem, be sure to select the check box to do the same action (clean) when it finds a problem, otherwise, you will have to click continue, to keep scanning with every problem it finds.

I am including a list of free programs that may help you keep the bad stuff off your computer.

I only list here, the programs that I have used and I’m satisfied with, I know there are other great programs, but these are just the ones that I use, and can verify, as being worthy.

SYSTEM INVENTORY
Everest: http://www.lavalys.com/products.php?lang=en

SPYWARE
AdAware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Microsoft AntiSpyware (XP only): http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

VIRUS PROTECTION
AVG Free: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download886.html

VIRUS and SPYWARE DETECTION
Ewido (XP only - trial version): http://www.ewido.net/en/
HijackThis: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

Online HijackThis Analyzers
HijackThis analyzer #1: (website) http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english
HijackThis analyzer #2: (website) http://www.help2go.com/modules.php?name=HJTDetective
HijackThis analyzer #3: (website) http://hjt.iamnotageek.com/


Online Virus Scan Website
Trend Micro: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/


Miscellaneous Tools
Starter: http://www.snapfiles.com/download/dlstarter.html
Icon Restore: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4125.html
Erunt (XP only): http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
MemTest86: http://www.memtest86.com/
A-Squared: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/download/
CWShredder: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Intern...WShredder.shtml

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