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Hi, I was installing something on my computer and a error popped up, I will post it below.
Does anyone know the meaning of it? And how to fix it?
This is the second time a error like this came up. I am not sure if the numbers were the same or not though.
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  1. This could be a virus. You should clean your registry using ccleaner.
  2. Thank you. I have COMODO, Avast, and Malwarebytes. Should I use Avast or Malwarebytes, so I really hope it isnt a virus, but then that is pretty sad with all the protection I had.
    I cleaned the registry. Hopefully it doesnt happen again.
  3. Use Avast as your comouter's main antivirus and use malwarebytes to check regularly for any sorts of malware that may have entered your system. :)
  4. Being a memory error it is likely a virus or bad RAM. Could be malfuntioning software too.
  5. Erroneous memory references point towards virus/software.

    [Check the RAM]
    Download and Run Memtest86 http://www.memtest.org/ and let it run (it will take much time)
    If your memory passes, congratulations you most likely have a virus or other malware.

    [Do Virus and Spy Ware Scans]
    I like Microsoft Security Essentials and SpyBot Search and Destroy (both free)

    [Remove the Virus]
    Removing a well written virus is not fun when it takes over...
    AVG, Avira, BitDefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky, Panda, and PCTools all put out free Recovery CDs you can boot-up and run.

    Tip: If you have a large (couple GB) flash drive you can use a tool like xboot to install the iso's to your flash drive to boot from.

  6. Hi, I am sorry, before I saw your second post to use avast, I already used malwarebytes, and I got 1 infected file:
    Here is the log:
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

    Database version: 7453

    Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
    Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421

    8/15/2011 12:14:33 PM
    mbam-log-2011-08-15 (12-14-31).txt

    Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
    Objects scanned: 253410
    Time elapsed: 11 minute(s), 57 second(s)

    Memory Processes Infected: 0
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 0
    Registry Values Infected: 0
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    Folders Infected: 0
    Files Infected: 1

    Memory Processes Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Values Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data Items Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files Infected:
    c:\Windows\Setup\scripts\faXcooL.exe (HackTool.Wpakill) -> No action taken.

    I really dont know how that can happen, because I really didnt install anything bad.
    I will remove it, then restart the computer, then I will do a virus scan from Avast, then tonight, I will do the memtest. Thanks for the help, I will get back with you as soon as I can
  7. Glad to see you found it, the memory probe tool agrees with the categorical HackTool. Glad to see you close to up and running.
  8. Hi, I ran memtest for about 2 hours, and It got done with 2 passes. There was no errors, so I am happy.
    Hopefully I never see that problem, or any at all ever again.
  9. And hopefully we won't see you worry about this error. :)
  10. So far im doing good, but I have one off topic question. When I open Itunes, it takes a while all the time, like there is a clear screen of the size of itunes with a white outline, kinda hard to explain I will post a picture of you want. And then like 10 seconds later, it will fully show the itunes window.
    and twice, it became not responding.
    The problem is that my cpu is at less than 20% and the RAM like under 2GB.
    I dont understand why because my computer is really new, and it has good parts as far as I know of.
    These are my specs:
  11. Did you try and re-install iTunes ?
  12. nope, haha, I will do that and report back if it is still messed up, thanks
  13. Yes, try re-installing and the problem may go away.
  14. It still is slow at loading up. But I guess I will give it a rest, maybe it is just a slow program to load? I have a regular hard drive, maybe thats why?
  15. 5400RPM ?
  16. IF that's the case, then I don't think it's a problem with your HDD. Did you update your iTunes version to 10 ?
  17. Yes, it is, and I did not get any update notice.
  18. Did this start happening recently ? Was the problem still there before the update ?
  19. It has always been happening and I never updated itunes, when I first got it, it was on this same version and it is the latest.
  20. What about the previous version of iTunes. Does it have the same problem. Yes, I'm asking you to check iTunes 9 and see if the problem still persists.
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