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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Problem with Sumatra
« Last post by plodr on Today at 03:18:04 AM »
Yes and dopdf too.
Internet / Re: Browser for XP?
« Last post by ron350 on Today at 12:09:59 AM »
Thanks I will try that.
Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Problem with Sumatra
« Last post by winchester73 on March 03, 2015, 10:39:15 PM »
Plodr ... Have you ever used Nitro?
Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Problem with Sumatra
« Last post by plodr on March 03, 2015, 10:23:01 PM »
It must be something on that particular website.
I go to the State tax site and the Federal tax site and I have no problem using Sumatra.

I haven't had Adobe Reader on any of our computers for maybe 10 years. I used Foxit until that became bloated and kept adding "features" that I didn't want or need so I switched to Sumatra.

Of course I haven't been to a site where I needed to fill out a form so I can't say how well or poor Sumatra would do.
(I'll keep Pete's suggestion on the back burner if Sumatra fails me at some site).
Internet / Re: Browser for XP?
« Last post by plodr on March 03, 2015, 10:17:54 PM »
Take the exe file that you downloaded, right click it and zip it up.
Then make a data CD and put the zipped file on it with the other data items you have.

I actually had it archived on a USB stick.
You can also put it into a folder and save the folder to a USB stick.
I have a folder on one of my sticks called "other versions of Firefox" and I have several versions in there.
I must have deleted the line about WinPatrolex.exe while I was composing my reply.  WinPatrol.exe is the system monitor (green) and WinPatrolex.exe is WinPatrol Explorer (blue).  See WinPatrol Components for a complete explanation of the two.

Although it is not unusual to see duplicates of autorun programs if you are running a 64 bit version of Windows since Windows maintains a duplicate entry which is redirected when running as under 64 bit mode. The duplicates are identical.  For your security WinPatrol will still display both locations to make sure some kind of malware doesn’t try to trick Windows by saving their autorun information directly. 

That said, I don't think what is happening in your situation is the case here.  What I would try next is to remove winpatrol.exe from startup, restart, check WinPatrol to see if removing one item removes both.  I expect that for some strange reason (hiccup) it will remove both.  Restart the computer (yes, restart again ;) ).  Confirm WinPatrol is not in startup programs and then add it back to startup.  Instructions are here:  Start Up Programs: Remove, Add, Disable.  If you have questions, be sure to let me know.

Now, lets see if we can find any information on that buried, missing, does not exist, WinPatrol.exe.  Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2

  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • Copy the content of the following codebox into the main textfield:
Code: [Select]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\Run
  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When  finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan.  Please post this log in your next reply.
Note: The log can  also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt
Active Tasks include WINPATROL.EXE and WINPATROLEX.EXE, if that's helpful to know.  Scotty returned to the tray after rebooting.  It's puzzling, but luckily not an emergency to fix today.
Here is the view from WinPatrol's Startup tab of both types of WinPatrol that are running.  Now, will reboot and see if anything improves.
Thanks, Corrine.
... change one of the WinPatrol PLUS startup entries to Enabled and remove the duplicate entry from WinPatrol.  First, select one of the Disabled entries and changed it to Enabled.  Then select the Disabled WinPatrol PLUS item and click Remove.  That should leave you with one current winpatrol.exe in startup. ...
When I enable one, both become enabled.  However, they are different Types (screen snapshot attached).  As I typed the previous sentence, Scotty disappeared from the tray!  Task Manager doesn't show it as a running process but perhaps it will after I reboot.
... check the C:\Program Files (x86)\Ruiware\WinPatrol folder and make sure there is only one winpatrol.exe.  In the unlikely event there are two, right click the icon and select Properties.  Click the Details tab.  It should show File Version 33.1.2015.0.  Check the second icon in the same manner for the File Version.  If one is for an earlier version, delete it.  If both are for Version 33.1.2015.0, delete one of them and then check the startup tab in case it is necessary to re-enable the disabled winpatrol.exe.  (Remember, winpatrolexe.exe is WinPatrol Explorer and should have a blue background in the folder.) ...
It appears that there are two, one blue and one green, with slightly different names but both the current version.  Will also attach a screen snapshot of that.
... As to the WinPatrol.exe file that does not exist, I suspect it is from the C:\Program Files (x86)\BillP Studios\WinPatrol folder.  If you do not have TaskCatcher installed, you can move the entire C:\Program Files (x86)\BillP Studios folder to the recycle bin.  Otherwise, if TaskCatcher is installed, only move the C:\Program Files (x86)\BillP Studios\WinPatrol folder to the recycle bin.
I can't locate a BillP Studios\WinPatrol folder ANYwhere to move to the recycle bin.
LandzDown Lounge / Re: Words Within Words
« Last post by Pete! on March 03, 2015, 07:49:15 PM »
Discriminated - crime time mine cried dried

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