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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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Old 03-09-18, 08:43
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If it isn't causing any problems then you could leave it, but in your first post you said that you had uninstalled it.

The message you got was a bit ambiguous in that it was either a virus type problem or file corruption.

Some programs can have adware embedded into them.

I remember running SuperAntiSpyware after installing Slimdrivers which is a driver updater program and it found something embedded in that.

This could be such a file but it wouldn't have caused file corruption.

If you want to connect to the Internet to run mrt.exe - you probably don't have an antivirus program installed but Windows Firewall should keep you safe.

If you aren't connected to the Internet then why do you need such a program?

Before you uninstall it, ensure it is enabled in your Start menu otherwise you can leave orphaned files.

It shouldn't harm anything by uninstalling it, using its own Uninstaller as SB has pointed you to and I would suggest doing this in Safe Mode.
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Driverpack has been known to install adware/pups.
Something here may help: assuming it is the same program:
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topi...or-driverpack/
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Old 03-09-18, 09:40
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After reading SB's article, running MBAM would be the better option as mrt.exe may not see adware as a threat.
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Old 03-09-18, 10:55
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If it isn't causing any problems then you could leave it, but in your first post you said that you had uninstalled it.

The message you got was a bit ambiguous in that it was either a virus type problem or file corruption.

Some programs can have adware embedded into them.

I remember running SuperAntiSpyware after installing Slimdrivers which is a driver updater program and it found something embedded in that.

This could be such a file but it wouldn't have caused file corruption.

If you want to connect to the Internet to run mrt.exe - you probably don't have an antivirus program installed but Windows Firewall should keep you safe.

If you aren't connected to the Internet then why do you need such a program?

Before you uninstall it, ensure it is enabled in your Start menu otherwise you can leave orphaned files.

It shouldn't harm anything by uninstalling it, using its own Uninstaller as SB has pointed you to and I would suggest doing this in Safe Mode.
Sorry Cantrel, I uninstalled the game that caused the problem, but the problem still exists.

As this was an original disk, that is a bit odd I think, although it did check my Direct X installation which should have been Ok for this game.

I have a version of Avast installed on this old laptop, which I left there before disconnecting it from the internet, it is still there and it works as I ran it and it detected nothing.

Do you mean uninstall Driver Pack Notifier but leave it ticked in startup ?
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