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On the Adobe Reader 10.x line that is the latest version, but there is an 11.x version

 

Adobe Reader for Windows

 

Why it listed the spycraft I'm not sure - probably due to some entry in the registry.

 

Now, as for permission issues what is the path to where you're trying to open a file and you get this error?

 

Do you have a screenshot? 

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yes, I realized (after posting here) that the new version I installed/updated of the reader was 11.x and not 10.x any more. I was just confused because Acrobat Reader told me at the start-up of my PC that there was a newer version, but when trying to update from within the reader, I got this "no newer version available" message. just a bit odd.

 

Now, as for permission issues what is the path to where you're trying to open a file and you get this error?

 

Do you have a screenshot? 

 

well the archive I wanted to extract was still in my download folder, which is the standard folder (win 7), "C:\user\m0rb\download\"

I opened the archive in "WinRAR", because it's the only programme I have currently installed for such tasks, usually I use 7zip, but it's not installed currently.

as I always do with archives, I open them in one of the programmes and then just slide it to a temp folder on my desktop.

when I tried that, I got said message about not having the rights to access that location - when I right-clicked the archive though and chose "extract here", it worked.

oh, and it really didn't matter where I tried sliding the files to, when I tried it my usual way, or where the archive was (I tried to put the archive in a temp folder and got the same error message).

 

screenshot, sure, I could make one, but it's German and I assume you wouldn't speak German...  

 

it's not a problem though, because as I said, I simply could right-click the archive and "extract here" or "extract to \archivename". 

I guess that's just part of the reason why I usually use 7zip?

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oh, I remembered there was that other permission issue with opening a photo...

this I really don't understand.

 

I can copy the .JPG wherever I want on my drives - when I try to open it by double click, it says  

"The picture kann not be opened, since you do not have permission to access the save_location of this file." - this is the literal translation from German - no matter where I try to open it from.

right-click "open with... paint" works fine though.

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screenshot, sure, I could make one, but it's German and I assume you wouldn't speak German...  

 

 

I spent 2 years in Germany (but true, I only remember a few words now days)

 

Sound sort of like a UAC permission issue that may be normal.  Though you could try uninstalling WinRAR and rebooting, then reinstalling and see if it works any differently or not.

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hey, sorry I couldn't respond to you yesterday, as I hgad planned to. 

 

I just notticed that it isn't only a couple of pics I cannot view - it's ALL pics/photos I have, that won't open using the standard windows "imageview" or "photoview", whatever it is called ("Windows-Fotoanzeige").

 

apart from this issue, my PC runs more or less smooth - atm my biggest problem is that I cannot run a Windows Installer, to re-install "Steam" for gaming. unfortunately, the steam-support couldn't help me at all, they just gave me a link (which I found even before they told me to try that) - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/275869 - which should help, but unfortunately either it did not help or I was just to stupid to do it right.

I thought that possibly this was caused to all the (now dead) entries in my registry, so I used "CCleaner" to tidy up the registry, but that didn't help either.

 

if I can't resolve all this %!"§, I'm going to re-install Windows 7 to fix my issue with "Steam", the problem with viewing pics and that thing with "Chrome", which still exists.

 

since none of the programmes and tests you made run did not find any malware, I tend to thinking that all these issues are NOT caused by malware.

of course, I am not the expert here and so I will just do as you say. ;)

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No, a clean fresh install would be my choice but then you lose all custom settings and have to restore all programs and files.  However then the computer is much safer, faster, and cleaner.

 

You can post in the PC Help forum and I'm sure that there are at least a couple of members here that will be more than happy to provide more detailed directions on reinstalling Windows.

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nah, thanks, you misunderstood - I have no problems re-installing Windows, I was just worried about finding drivers etc. for an in-place upgrade. ;)

I might be no programmer and/or specialist on the field ofr sofdtware etc, but I knoiw my way around.

 

so, it'll be a clean re-install for me then. the issues I have atm are too severe to iugnore, yesterday I realized I had to run every programme as an admin, otherwise I get error-messages... 

I really see no way around a re-install.

 

just for the sake of me saving asd much private data as possible - do you think I have a malware problem, or is it just my system and OS that has had enough 2 years of constantly installing new software?

 

and maybe a private question in the end - since you wrote that you spent 2 yrs in Germany, armed forces or student? I'm just asking because I spent a lot of time with American students in the last 10 years at the uni and there's a US Army barrack just down the street from where I live (see, technically, we are still at war, Germany is occupied by American forces really) and HQ is just around the corner.

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The stuff found was just mostly just PUP entries from junky software installs mainly.

 

Just make sure you put some processes in place to keep backups and settings so that you can recover from hardware or infections issues more quickly in the future.

 

I was stationed in Kitzingen, Deutschland about 35 years ago in the Army

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