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  1. I'm well aware of how good uBlock Origin is ;) It's just not compatible with my Chrome version. Maybe some old build is... but I had no luck hunting it down (I have, however, gotten it for Mypal --- it works beautifully with it, blocks every ad, I've really got no complaints). MB Browser Guard used to work for me in the past, but I'm unable to download it now --- I'm getting the "download interrupted" error message from Chrome's webstore. I'm guessing that it simply doesn't support my old Chrome version (49.0.2623.112). Thank you for more instructions about the hardware acceleration. Honestly, my patience is at its end I find myself relying more and more on other browsers than Chrome, but I will let you know if I try it again. @AdvancedSetup Yeah, I did some essential reading on your forum, but I'll make sure to read that thread again. Thank you.
  2. It's happening again, but I "learned to live with it". I suspect that lacking a suitable adblock extension can be to blame. Mypal is my secondary browser and it's not giving me any such problems.
  3. Hello again, My last "update" on this thread, if I may. Just wanted to inform that I tested AdwCleaner (version 6.047) again on my 32-bit XP Professional SP3 system. It works. No issues. As proof, I'm including the logs (they are clear, no infections). Please consider updating your support article in the future. Thank you in advance! AdwCleaner[S0].txt AdwCleaner[C0].txt
  4. Hello, I see. Thank you for your reply.
  5. I see. If you find out anything later, please kindly bump this thread or PM me. Thank you for your help.
  6. Thank you very much! As you said in the other thread: Unfortunately ADWCleaner is no longer compatible with Windows XP so this is the reason you're seeing this error, as dwmapi.dll is actually a part of DWM, or the Desktop Windows Manager, which is the UI/shell renderer/API for newer versions of Windows (Vista and later; basically every version after XP ever since Microsoft originally implemented hardware graphics acceleration for the Windows shell for features like the Aero Glass theme etc. as well as to reduce the load on the main CPU by offloading rendering of the system shell (Explorer.exe) and other applications to the graphics processor (GPU/video card/graphics card). This explains why I can't run it, I guess.
  7. Hello Exile, Lightning quick reply as always I tried 7.4.2, but it's giving me an error message saying that dwmapi.dll cannot be found. I did some quick googling and found this thread: -- So I think I'll stick with 6.047, like that MarcoBytes guy. Unless there's some easy fix for that?
  8. Hello, Is 6.047 the final version that is compatible with XP SP3 32-bit? Just wanted to make sure.
  9. I see. Thank you. What about things like PhysX, HD Audio Driver and nView? I may try posting on wagnardsoft forums later. No, never tried it. Never had to. Reinstalled Chrome yesterday and haven't encountered the error again so far. Just turned off the hardware acceleration now, I'll keep you posted if I notice any change.
  10. Tried the earlier version. Sadly, I couldn't get DDU to work in either Safe nor Normal mode. The tool starts itself fine, but it always crashes when prompted to perform any of its clean actions. Bummer. But I guess that's a subject for another thread. -- Next time I reinstall my graphics drivers, perhaps I could limit the installation by deselecting stuff like GeForce Experience? What do you think? Thank you for your help so far.
  11. According to this thread, is the version that I could use: 1) https://www.wagnardsoft.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1601 2) https://www.wagnardsoft.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1316 Should I give it a try?
  12. How to check if my graphics card uses G-Sync?
  13. Just tried running DDU I got the error message saying it's not a valid Win32 application; can't run it.
  14. Hi Exile, Thank you for the quick reply. My graphics drivers are up-to-date, I believe. Should I consider doing a clean reinstall of them? Sure, I can do that; it won't be much of a problem, but it brings another question to my mind --- is there a good way to clean up the junk files NVIDIA tends to leave after each installation? Yes, there is a hardware acceleration option in Chrome. It's ticked by default. I will try to turn it off, if the error happens again. PS. Is it possible that my bookmarks are part of the problem? It's one big bloated file, almost 5mb. Should I try reducing it? Or there's no way it could possibly be connected to that?
  15. Hello, Just recently, I have experienced this error. It appears to occur randomly. Tried to reinstall chrome and initially it worked fine, but the error came back. Reinstalled it again today. I tried to find some info on the subject, but apparently it's a decade old bug that could be caused by numerous factors and there is no single solution to it. Any tips? PS. My machine is running on Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Google Chrome version 49.0.2623.112.
  16. Thank you. Yes, I realize JRT has been discontinued. I still like to use it every once in a while. AdwCleaner is not a good alternative in my case, as I'm running on Windows XP and, as far as I know, the last compatible version is 6.047.
  17. Hello, I am just curious why JRT detected the file and what it is, exactly. I'm attaching some very old logs from 2018 and 2019 --- JRT detected it in the file system and deleted it successfully both times. As extras, I'm also attaching yesterday's MBAM scan (custom) and the most recent JRT scan showing no signs of infection. 2018.txt 2019.txt 17062020custom.txt 15062020JRT.txt
  18. Hello, It's true, I haven't removed System Restore Points in quite a while. And I am running low on space, that is also correct. However, I'm fairly certain I experienced the same reboot error with AdwCleaner 6.047 and JRT 8.1.4 in the past; even with the restore points deleted and with ~20-30 GB of free space left. I may try removing the restore points and freeing up some space later (as you suggest), but it seems rather futile. My OP is Windows XP SP3 (32-bit). You're saying I should still check out that Windows 8/8.1 forum section, anyway? It's not caused by Malware? That's very good to know, thank you. It seems more annoying than really harmful, but I wanted to make sure I'm not infected. Thank you for all of your help so far. I really appreciate it.
  19. Hello, Done. I'm attaching the log, as requested. Again, the same error occurred when the computer was rebooting. Fixlog.txt
  20. Hello, I'm attaching the SearchReg log from Farbar, as requested. I renamed the existing jrt.exe to jrt.exe.old. Then I downloaded the tool again from the link you provided. I turned off Malwarebytes Real-Time Protection and Windows XP Firewall. Nothing was detected, I'm attaching the log. Again, after using the freshly downloaded JRT, I have experienced the same error. I wanted to reboot my PC and system froze when attempting to shut down. SearchReg.txt JRT.txt
  21. No problem. Okay, I will. I did as you requested. Again, the same error. I'm attaching the new Fixlog file and awaiting further instructions. Fixlog.txt
  22. Hello nasdaq, Thank you for your quick reply. I did as you said --- unfortunately, I experienced the same error as with JRT or AdwCleaner --- FRST completed its task, I got the notification window that my computer is about to restart, then it got stuck again after automatically logging out and saving settings, while trying to shut itself down ("Window is shutting down..." screen). I'm attaching the Fixlog file to this post, as requested. Fixlog.txt
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