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Re: Windows Media Player Error After Installing Avast
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2015, 03:44:45 PM »
Does media player work if the mp3 is copied to the desktop and run from there

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Re: Windows Media Player Error After Installing Avast
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2015, 12:41:33 AM »
Sorry for the delay but I was out of the office all day.
No, it doesn't matter if the mp3 is attached to an email or stored on the hard drive, it does not play.  Same thing with iTunes.
Have also been getting an error when my client database backup utility tries to run:  "(Init Util Form) An error has occurred in your Advisors Assistant Server Utilities program.  Please contact technical support.  Could not load file or assembly 'C1.Win.C1Super tooltip.4, Version=4.0.20142.143, Culture=neutral, PublicKey Token=79882d576c633da' or one of its dependencies.  The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest."
That client database is also shared on my network, but no one is able to access it.  Tracked that to Windows Firewall, so it is temporarily disabled.
There have been a couple other smaller problems, too, that I don't remember at the moment.

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Re: Windows Media Player Error After Installing Avast
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2015, 03:19:52 PM »
That points to a net framework error

What AV did you have prior to Avast ?  As it now appears to be a damage repair job now that the malware has gone

I will try and think of the simplest way around this, meanwhile have you considered upgrading to windows 10 ? 

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Re: Windows Media Player Error After Installing Avast
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2015, 03:56:17 PM »
I previously had Windows Essential Security but, after ready many negative comments about it, moved to the free version of Malwarebytes.  I was unaware that the free version does not automatically scan and was, therefore, unprotected for several months.

I plan to upgrade to Windows 10 in December.  I'd like to do a clean install and that will require quite a bit of time to reinstall all my business software.  The Christmas break would be a good time for me to do that since client interaction will be greatly reduced.

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Re: Windows Media Player Error After Installing Avast
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2015, 04:30:22 PM »
I previously had Windows Essential Security but, after ready many negative comments about it, moved to the free version of Malwarebytes.  I was unaware that the free version does not automatically scan and was, therefore, unprotected for several months.

I plan to upgrade to Windows 10 in December.  I'd like to do a clean install and that will require quite a bit of time to reinstall all my business software.  The Christmas break would be a good time for me to do that since client interaction will be greatly reduced.
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Re: Windows Media Player Error After Installing Avast
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2015, 08:30:27 PM »
As it stands to do all repairs necessary may well entail an over install of windows with all the inherent dangers.  Or you can try to live with the current problems as an install of 10 will cure them all

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Re: Windows Media Player Error After Installing Avast
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2015, 09:37:56 PM »
I can probably endure until the end of next month.  Thanks for all your help!  You've been invaluable!

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Re: Windows Media Player Error After Installing Avast
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2015, 10:04:01 PM »
The adware you had actually changes two windows files that we are currently aware of so it is there any time you use the internet

Unfortunately it also damages other system settings when it does the changes, hence the problems removing it

It is probably the best option to bear with it and then go for an upgrade


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Re: Windows Media Player Error After Installing Avast
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2015, 10:30:05 PM »
Was just showing someone how themes work and, when going back to my original settings, received an error that my speaker drivers had a problem.  It asked me if I wanted to disable HD sound (or something like that).  I disabled it and now WMP and iTunes works again.

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Re: Windows Media Player Error After Installing Avast
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2015, 10:47:02 PM »
Hmm that is the problem when malware corrupts files and settings, they have unintended consequences that do not appear to be related