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Old 09-05-2004, 03:58 PM   #1
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i was on AIM and my friend gave me a link so i clicked it, and after a while it kept on putting up my away message, i got rid of that but then when i try to open up my task manager it opens for about 2 seconds, and then it closes..... i really need help on this i don't know what to do!! once i was able to end the process of the program that kept on doing it, which i think was called MSCroN or something like that, but after i restarted my computer it came back!! i need help please help me !! thnX
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Get Adaware and Dcheck your PC - it should remove it. I would highly recommend getting rid of AIM too; and changing from AOL if you have that too.

You should also ask what site your friend directed you too?
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Old 09-05-2004, 08:29 PM   #3
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http://pics99.blogsite.org/friends.scr thats the site and i don't have AOL and i use AIM to talk to my friends....
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Old 09-06-2004, 01:01 AM   #4
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The process is probably started with the computer. You can try the following
press the windows key+R
in the box that pops up type msconfig
click the tab labeled "startup"
look for MSCroN or whatever it is called.
un check the box nex to it

A WARNING: By removing certain components from startup there is a possibility that you can damage your computer. Keep this in mind, and don't un check anything that resembles a system startup tool. Don't try this unless you think you can do it.

Good luck
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Old 09-06-2004, 01:48 AM   #5
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Get something like norton that can block viruses from AIM. It will also clean this thing out.
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Old 09-06-2004, 01:05 PM   #6
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i have norton anti virus -_-, hey itsme i tried what u told me to, and first off i can't open that also because that closes after about 2 seconds, BUT i used the sygate firewall to terminate the MSCroN and i was able to open the msconfig and i unchecked it BUT on restart it just came out again -_-;; see i can get rid of it, but everytime i restart my cpmputer it comes back, kind of a hassle.... but thanks man
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Old 09-07-2004, 02:48 AM   #7
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Try Somit better like AVG from www.grisoft.com or do a online scan @ www.trendmicro.com
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i did can my comp with those, found some but not the one MSCroN...........
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Sorry...ive been gone for a few days. anyway, you have to probably load up in safe mode and do what i told you. also look for where the file is located and if you can find the installation file delete it. Then it can't reinstall when you restart...good luck

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Old 09-08-2004, 11:37 PM   #10
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yea it says its in, system32/mscron but i can't find it!!!!!11 theres one similar but not the same one........!
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