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Cannot access Control Panel in Windows xp

By mrurreta
Dec 30, 2008
  1. When I try to access control panel, the screen blinks and resets, but I cannot access control panel directly. Computer is a Compaq 6000, Athlon 1800 processor, 2 Gig. ram & 160 Gig. hard drive. I did 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal steps as per topic58138.html I have attached logs below. Thanks.
     
  2. BlkHeartWolf

    BlkHeartWolf TS Rookie Posts: 151

    You are running parental controls and a system security software has locked access to the control panel.
    try uninstalling it

    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    RECGUARD.EXE is a protection software and you have parental controls on as well

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [parentalcontrol] "C:\Program Files\parentalcontrol\parentalcontrol.exe" "C:\Program Files\parentalcontrol\parentalcontrol.dll" "parentalcontrol"

    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [DELDIR0.EXE] "C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\DELDIR0.EXE" "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\"
     
  3. mrurreta

    mrurreta TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I previously uninstalled parental controls. However, I found fragments of the file, which I deleted. Problem resolved. Many thanks!
     
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