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ms-dos prompt on desktop

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when i log to my computer,i get a ms-dos prompt saying ....specified commandsearch directory bad.......if i close it it seems to run fine.....I think this started right after i installed a McaFee virus detector....thanks
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senad earned 75 total points
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Probably Mc Afee search path gone  bad.
Uninstall it (reboot) and later edit your autoexec.bat file.Delete all lines linket to McAfee and save.Then install it back again.

 
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by:Awmytie
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    As an aside to this, with the rave reports I read about McAfee and Norton AV, why are so many problems (similar to this one) reported by users?  Software, in general, tends to be buggy, but this borders on being ridiculous.
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by:trekie1
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when reinstalling the McAfee IF prompted dont let it make any changes to the autoexec.bat file ,
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by:compmania
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Go to regedit from run, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

Check in run, runonce and runservices.
You want to find the entry that is not located on the harddrive and delete it. (a dummy file listed in the registry, you will have to open my computer and go to the scanner dir and check for each file that is listed in run, runonce and runservices)
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by:senad
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Trekie 1 - to fully use AV features it is necessary for Mc Afee to modify
mentioned file else why use it at all....
Awmytie - Sometimes AV programs tend to do more damage than good.Norton AV hooks
up system resources and unless on fast machine, slows everything down.
skrapper99 - best AV i have encountered
is the one from Sophos - Sweep.So give it a try...
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by:trekie1
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it will work just fine without modifying the auto exec.bat file just like 99% of all the other programs that add a line to this file ( you can even delete this file and windows will work just fine
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by:senad
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Not quite true...
Windows do not need them but some DOS based programes do.
Have a nice day...
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