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How can I stop a "DDE Server Window" error message from coming up every time I turn off my computer? I suspect there is something in the regestry that needs to be changed or deleted. If that is so, what and where is it located?

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dear doneb,
"DDE" means Dynamic Data Exchange. It is used in windows2.0 and also used in some places higher versions of windows. So it is not a spyware or malware.You can disable it by followin the steps below.
>Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click
>Administrative Tools.
>Double-click Computer Management, double-click Services and Applications, and then
>double-click Services.
>In the Details pane, click Network DDE.
>On the Action menu, click Properties.
>On the General tab, in Startup type, select disable, and then click OK.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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