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GTA 4 Parental control blocking the program

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June 15, 2010 11:09:30 AM

I have installed the GTA 4 in Windows 7 Home edition 64 bit. After installation when I start the game it is not starting and giving a message that the program may be blocked by parental control/security, this message is coming from game.
I am running an admin account as the parental control of Windows are not applicable on admin account.

I have tried different solutions given on internet,

- I ran the game in compatiblity mode with Windows XP SP3, Vista, Vista SP1 & SP2, as an admin.
- I reinstalled the game by running the setup in compatiblity mode in XP SP3,Vista SP1 & SP2, as an admin.
- I made a seprate standard account with parental controls applicable on it and making the parental control for 18+, and ran the game with that account.
- I stopped my antivirus service while running the game.

Even after trying all the above mentioned solutions, I am getting the same errror. Kindly help!!
June 15, 2010 12:56:08 PM

June 15, 2010 1:22:01 PM

@amir619 - i am running on an admin account and the parental controls are not applicable for admin... furthermore the error is coming from the game not from the windows..
... but i'll give a try for this also and get back to the thread.....
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June 15, 2010 1:59:01 PM

which patch do u have
June 16, 2010 7:12:36 AM

patch for?? can you please elobrate
June 16, 2010 9:33:10 AM

also the parental control service is already stopped... the message is coming from game only.
June 16, 2010 12:25:33 PM

Where did you get the game from?
June 16, 2010 12:45:23 PM

@greghome - how can the rockstar games register anyone below 18 for M rating game like this.. its not possible even if u gave wrong info :) 
also im playing offline ... not via social club... as i am a mobile user... after i skips the logging part then it says that ur not logged to social blah blah blah.. then this message pops up when I run the game... I just registerd once online and after that didnt connect it to internet... do i have to connect it every time I play...? is there no way to remove this sociaal club option everytime poping up... may be it is causing this problm....
huuhhh... im just tired of all this......
June 16, 2010 1:54:03 PM

Social club is required unless you have the latest patch. If you apply the latest patch, social club is no longer required to play the game.

June 16, 2010 3:03:04 PM

@isamuelson - can you provide me more information about this patch? is it from rockstar games? name of patch? may be it can help or else i have to uninstall and trash my game disc :( 
June 16, 2010 3:20:19 PM

It's from rockstar I would assume. I have GTA IV via Steam, so the patch was automatically downloaded and applied for me. Not sure about those that have purchased the game on DVD.

June 17, 2010 10:20:45 AM

ok thx, i'll give a last try :(