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Offline Noopsy

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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2008, 12:24:19 AM »
Chas

Thanks for the advice and link but having read it all  I'm really none the wiser.  The only remaining issue is the message "Error loading iSecurity.cpl. etc." which keeps popping up. It would be nice to know what it means, and how the cause can be eliminated.

Ploppy

I think that the files that you discovered were the cause of all the problems (I first experienced them when I logged onto the forum on the 9th April) because now that you have deleted these files, everything is fine again. Thank you.

Noopsy
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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2008, 09:49:42 AM »
Ploppy,
No problems at home anymore
Don't know about work cause we have spring holiday now  and the sun shines and it's 25 and up and it puts me in a Plak kind of mood
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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2008, 04:47:12 PM »
Quote from: Noopsy 500
Thanks for the advice and link but having read it all  I'm really none the wiser.  The only remaining issue is the message "Error loading iSecurity.cpl. etc." which keeps popping up. It would be nice to know what it means, and how the cause can be eliminated.


"iSecurity.cpl" is linked to spyware - HOWEVER, it isn't on your pc anymore (hence the message).

You still have some entries in the system registry which are trying to load it and because it isn't there, you get the message.

If you are not a geeky person, I wouldn't recommend messing with the registry - even Microsoft can cock it up!


I can recommend this tool: Bazooka, which will find all the hidden nasties and may help you get rid of them.  Otherwise, a registry cleaner, like Ccleaner is next best BUT keep a before-copy of your registry, just in case.
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2008, 07:55:25 PM »
Thanks, Chas.  Will give it a careful  shot when I get back home.  (Am in Paleochora at the moment where it is very sunny.  )

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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2008, 02:36:32 PM »
Noopsy ....... ...... anybody got a spare pin or twenty?
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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2008, 05:16:32 PM »
Aha!  So it's you I have to thank for for that stomach ache!
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« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2008, 06:12:48 PM »
N:

All is now forgiven ... we're off to Kos on Wednesday, so the jealousy has gone down a bit.

{Thinks: did I check I'd pulled out all those pins?}
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« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2008, 09:00:31 PM »
 Have a great time...but I think you've forgotten to pull the pin out of the small of my back.   (And there was me thinking that it was the bed at the Anonymous Homestay that was to blame.  )
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