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    Doug
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    Default diffupdate - help

    I installed a new program and on bootup I received an error message that I may not have admin rights to 'diffupdate'. I uninstalled the program and still receive this error message. I can find nothing comprehensible about diffupdate on Google (it presumably updates something!) nor does it appear in the msconfig listings. It lives in Windows/prefetch/ but removing it from there still produces an error message (can't find it). What is it, do I need it, how do I either rid myself of it or activate it? Please and thanks.

    Doug

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    Default Re: diffupdate - help

    And whats the program?

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    Doug
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    Default Re: diffupdate - help

    Speedy - the apparently offending program was 'device genius' - a new one for updating device drivers. I installed it but did not run it before uninstalling on advice from others.

    Thd diffupdate error message on bootup suggests I do not have 'rights' to run it but I am the only user of my machine.

    Thanks for your help

    Doug

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    Default Re: diffupdate - help

    try start/run ...........then type in msconfig then tap enter........then look thru the 'startup ' list to see if it's mentioned there........if it is UNtick it.....
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    Doug
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    Default Re: diffupdate - help

    HHi Speedy - as I said in the original posting, tried that and nothing shows.

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    Doug
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    Default Re: diffupdate - help

    ????Odd?? This morning's bootup resulted in a similar error message but this time specifying 'avupdate' ....and I cannot find a file of that name in the computer!????

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    Default Re: diffupdate - help

    Spot of sideways thinking but is this the programme?

    http://www.tucows.com/preview/335348

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    Default Re: diffupdate - help

    Quote Originally Posted by dwlewis
    ????Odd?? This morning's bootup resulted in a similar error message but this time specifying 'avupdate' ....and I cannot find a file of that name in the computer!????
    I suggest you update your antivirus software then do a full scan,

    Info here:-
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...rkur.e@mm.html

    HTH.

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    Doug
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    Default Re: diffupdate - help

    Thanks FrankS but no Tucows onboard.

    Thanks Sweep - I had run an Antivirus deepscan earlier, but updated and ran it again: no sign of a virus. Looked at your Symantec site and grew a bit confused, but tried to find "AVupdate*.*" in the registry editor and the only places it showed were in my ExplorerPlus findfiles sections (when I was looking for it on the computer). However, I ran ExplorerPlus 'find' function again and found 4 versions of it under Windows/prefetch. Eliminated them but will they return??? Despite downloading the latest antivirus signatures, could there still be that virus mentioned by Symantec onboard? How do I find out? (Doesn't seem to fit the Symantec definition since not in the registry......??)

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