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Old 27-08-18, 15:28
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Hello....I have a problem with my old windows xp laptop.

I installed an old Windows XP game, and it basically didn't work because there was a driver problem. So I uninstalled it, no big deal tbh.

Anyway, it actually told me during installation there was a virus type problem, or corrupt file in the game that was being picked up.

This laptop is not connected to the internet, it is a stand alone laptop purely used for playing old XP games.

When it boots up now, I get an empty XP box titled "c:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Application Data\DriverPack Notification\bin\Tools\run.hta

I've found various types of info on google, but not sure what to do to get rid of this.

Any help appreciated please.
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Old 27-08-18, 18:32
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While support for MSRT for XP ended in Aug. 2016 you could still run it.

Go Start - type run and press enter then type mrt.exe in the Run box where you will see the type of scans available.
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Old 27-08-18, 20:46
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what is this Cantrel, and do I have to go online to do it ?

I have put copies of malwarebytes and adware cleanware exe files on a flashdrive to use if need be ?
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Old 27-08-18, 20:51
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No, MSRT is part of Windows and you access it as I've described.

While I don't know about AdwCleaner, MBAM won't run unless it has access to the Internet - I know that because earlier today I had connectivity problems and I tried to run MBAM.

I forgot to add that after typing mrt.exe in the Run box, you need to press enter.
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Old 28-08-18, 13:42
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Have you tried uninstalling Driverpack notifier?
DriverPack Notifier is a program developed by DriverPack Solution.
Look for it in the program files folder.

It may also have an entry in autorun on startup
A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times.
Uninstallng is the best solution.

C:\Program Files\DriverPack Notifier\Uninstall.exe
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Old 03-09-18, 00:25
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Cantrel - I tried to run mrt.exe but I have to go online

Sneakybeaky - I unticked DPN from startup but it stopped me from starting up as an important programme. So is it possible if I uninstall it I might mess up further ?

And Cantrel, do you think it might be worth going online briefly to run mrt.exe or malwarebytes etc ?

having said all this, I can live with what it is doing, it doesn't seem to have affected anything.
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