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Programs don't shut down completely in Windows XP

Regardless of what program I close, Outlook, Photoshop, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc., the program is still running in Task Manager after the window has closed and disappeared from the task bar. So I have to use task manager frequently to shut programs and free up memory. The problem started after a service call to HP to fix a scanner problem had me delete some large sets of registry entries. I had backed up my registry but decided to continue with the new configuration that allowed me to use my scanner again. What could be making the programs continue to run invisibly?

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Please use a registry cleaner to run a registry scan and fix the registry errors.This will fix the issue.

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If u r using Norton ..then uninstall it and install any other antivirus..

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How do i get rid of sweet page


To uninstall Sweetpacks Toolbar program from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.
If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.

Seach and uninstall SweetIM for Messenger, SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Update Manager for SweetPacks and any other unknown programs from your computer.
Please note that on some computers these programs might have a different name, search for any program developed by Sweetpacks and uninstall it from your computer.
Because Sweetpacks is installed with other additional programs (DealPly, Free Ride Games Player, Ginger, PriceGong, SweetIM for Messenger, Sweetpacks Bundle Uninstaller, Update Manager for SweetPacks or Video Converter), we recommend that you search and uninstall any other unwanted or unknown programs from your computer.
Remove Sweetpacks Toolbar from Internet Explorer Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon icongear.jpg" align="BOTTOM" border="0" height="16" width="16">Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.
In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.
In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.
  1. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.
  2. Close and open Internet Explorer.
Remove Sweetpacks Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window), and select Troubleshooting Information.
Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
  1. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  2. Firefox will close and be reset. When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish

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Uninstall sweetpack


To uninstall Sweetpacks Toolbar program from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.
If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.

Seach and uninstall SweetIM for Messenger, SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Update Manager for SweetPacks and any other unknown programs from your computer.
Please note that on some computers these programs might have a different name, search for any program developed by Sweetpacks and uninstall it from your computer.
Because Sweetpacks is installed with other additional programs (DealPly, Free Ride Games Player, Ginger, PriceGong, SweetIM for Messenger, Sweetpacks Bundle Uninstaller, Update Manager for SweetPacks or Video Converter), we recommend that you search and uninstall any other unwanted or unknown programs from your computer.
Remove Sweetpacks Toolbar from Internet Explorer Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon " src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/icongear.jpg" border="0">Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.
In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.
In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.
  1. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.
  2. Close and open Internet Explorer.
Remove Sweetpacks Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window), and select Troubleshooting Information.
Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
  1. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  2. Firefox will close and be reset. When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish

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Remove sweetpacks


To uninstall Sweetpacks Toolbar program from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.
If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.

Seach and uninstall SweetIM for Messenger, SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Update Manager for SweetPacks and any other unknown programs from your computer.
Please note that on some computers these programs might have a different name, search for any program developed by Sweetpacks and uninstall it from your computer.
Because Sweetpacks is installed with other additional programs (DealPly, Free Ride Games Player, Ginger, PriceGong, SweetIM for Messenger, Sweetpacks Bundle Uninstaller, Update Manager for SweetPacks or Video Converter), we recommend that you search and uninstall any other unwanted or unknown programs from your computer.
Remove Sweetpacks Toolbar from Internet Explorer Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon " src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/icongear.jpg" ]="" (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.
In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.
In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.
  1. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.
  2. Close and open Internet Explorer.
Remove Sweetpacks Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window), and select Troubleshooting Information.
Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
  1. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  2. Firefox will close and be reset. When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish

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I have a facebook security error won't let me login


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2) Download the Latest Browser, making sure you close all programs down first.

1) If you have Internet Explorer, Go on http://www.microsoft.com/windows/Internet-explorer/default.aspx
2) Download the Latest Browser, making sure you close all programs down first.

1) If you have a different Browser, then look for the website that you aquire the Browser from.
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Hyplinks do not work in Outlook 2007. they used to work, not sure what made them stop


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To make IE your default browser,
1. Open Internet Explorer
2. Click Tools from the menu
3. Select Internet Options.
4. Click the Programs tab
5. Click the button labeled Make Default.
6. Click OK.
7. Test a hyperlink in Outlook to see if the web page opens in Internet Explorer.
Fix 2: Reregister Windows DLL Files Even after resetting your default browser you still can’t open hyperlink in Outlook, it could be one or more registry keys is damaged. The solution is to reregister some of your DLL files. The process may sound intimidating, but it’s easy. There are 6 files to register based on your system. Some configurations use shdocvw.dll and others use shdoc401.dll.
To reregister the DLL files,
1. Close all open programs.
2. Click the Start button.
3. Select the Run… command. Vista users can type “run” in the Start Search textbox.
4. In the Open: textbox, type regsvr32 followed by a space and the file name.
In the screen snap below, I’ve used the first file Shdocvw.dll.
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5. Click the OK button. You should see a message showing the process succeeded.
6. Click OK to dismiss the message.
7. Repeat the procedure for the other DLL files.
  • regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll (Some system use Shdoc401.dll instead)
  • regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
  • regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
  • regsvr32 Mshtml.dll
  • regsvr32 Urlmon.dll
  • regsvr32 Shell32.dll
8. As before, test to see if your Outlook hyperlink problem has been resolved.
Fix 3: Reset the (NONE) URL File Types If you’ve gotten to this part, I have to figure your Outlook hyperlinks are still broken. Don’t fret as I have another fix to try. My guess is someplace along the line your file associations broke. This is the mapping Windows uses to a file type to program. A common mapping might be .XLS files with Microsoft Excel. In this case, we need to check URL mappings.
To set URL file associations,
1. Open My Computer.
2. From the Tools menu, select Folder Options…
3. Click the File Types tab. A long list of Extensions and File Types appears.
4. Scroll down till you get to (NONE) URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol
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5. Click the Advanced button.
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6. Select the bold open item. *
7. Click Edit…
8. Click the Browse… button
9. Navigate to where Internet Explorer is located. (For most PC, it’s at C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe)
10. Add a space and %1 to the end of the file name. (e.g. "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" %1)
11. Click OK.
12. Click Close.
13. Repeat the process for (NONE) URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy.
* If open doesn’t show, click New and type open in the action box.
Back to Firefox (Optional) Once you get the Outlook links to open in Internet Explorer, you can change your default browser to Firefox. This should roll down to Outlook so any embedded hyperlinks will open in the correct browser.
To set Firefox 3 as your default browser,
1. Open Firefox
2. Select Tools from the menu
3. Select Options…
4. Click Advanced
5. Click the Check Now button
6. Click Yes if the default browser is not set.
7. Click OK.

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Corrupted Desktop?


No, this is a hardware setting. When you checked your display monitor for manual settings did you see any? There would be display width, height, pincushion, trapezoid, etc. Which monitor do you have? Also you can still have Internet Explorer installed with any other browser as your default. When you go to Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Windows Features select Internet Explorer to reinstall that. Firefox does not support ActiveX scripting which is necessary to run many Microsoft diagnostic programs so never completely uninstall IE. You may also just download IE7 which is a tabbed browser like FireFox. Choosing FireFox allows better security but that is only because it does not use ActiveX. 

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How Do I Remove My Web Search?


hi Crazzymandy,

Thanks for your posting in FixYa.

Please do the following:

First, uninstall the My Web Search option from Add/Remove Programs
1) Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel
2) Double click on Add/Remove Programs
3) Find "My Web Search" in the list of installed programs and click on Change/Remove to uninstall it. You may also want to uninstall any of the following items associated with FunWebProducts.
· My Web Search (Smiley Central or FWP product as applicable)
· My Way Speedbar (Smiley Central or other FWP as applicable)
· My Way Speedbar (AOL and Yahoo Messengers) (beta users only)
· My Way Speedbar (Outlook, Outlook Express, and IncrediMail)
· Search Assistant - My Way
4) Reboot your Computer and run HijackThis
5) With HijackThis, scan for and fix any of the entries shown above that may be remaining.
6) Next, open My Computer, Drive C, and double-click on the Program Files folder
7) Right-click and delete the folders for:
· FunWebProducts
· MyWebSearch
8) MyWebSearch should now be completely uninstalled from your computer.
9) There will be some minor registry entries left behind by the uninstall, however these can be cleaned up by running SpyBot Search and Destroy or Ad-Aware SE or left alone.

If unable to remove from control panel, then try to remove them after rebooting PC in Safe mode..

Hope this would help you a lot.

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Have a nice day.

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Vista


try using another web browser like mozila fire fox or opera. other wise u have to uninstall the internet explorer and reinstall it again. to uninstall in windows(xp)
* click on start--control panel.
*click on add/remove programs then click on ad/remove windows programs at the left corner of the pop up window.
*among the windows components, check for internet explorer and untick it then click on next to continue.
*when don restart yr system
to reinstall internet explorer
*follow the steps above to tick internet explorer thyen next n yr don.
it should work i suppose.

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Internet explorer keeps freezing up.


try using another web browser like mozila fire fox or opera. other wise u have to uninstall the internet explorer and reinstall it again. to uninstall in windows(xp)
* click on start--control panel.
*click on add/remove programs then click on ad/remove windows programs at the left corner of the pop up window.
*among the windows components, check for internet explorer and untick it then click on next to continue.
*when don restart yr system
to reinstall internet explorer
*follow the steps above to tick internet explorer thyen next n yr don.
it should work i suppose.
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