Microsoft Money, Windows continually tries to install MS Money 2000

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Windows continually attempts to install MS Money 2002 any time I navigate via Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer. I saw an earlier thread where the same thing happened upon startup but that's not happening with me. I already have MS Money 2002 installed and it's been working fine until 2 January, when the MS Money folder was modified - albeit not by me. I ran a recent version of Norton Anti-Virus & some Spyware programs, but nothing was found.

Would appreciate any help.


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Sounds like Microsoft really, REALLY wants your Money! :D

You say the folder was modified -- could it possibly be malware/spyware that's causing it to show up? Nothing MS Money specific, but something that just randomly attached itself to that program. Try a spyware sweep and see if it picks up anything. If not, looks like as fitcha says, backing up your files and reinstalling would probably fix it.


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With most all banks offering on-line banking now, what is the need for programs like MS Money anyway? I can print account info and even print copies of cleared checks and deposits right from my banks website. What else could you need?


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For small business owners, programs like Quickbooks and MS Money are life-savers. I own a digital art studio, and a lot of the self-accountancy I do is through MS Money. You can set everything up into separate accounts (receivables, invoices, etc. etc.) and by the time taxes come around, you've got a pretty little print-out for your accountant to run through, instead of digging through tons and tons of receipts.

It's also got quarterly revenue prospect variables, etc. etc. so that I can do profit & loss statements to see if my "on-call" art student employees will be getting more hours each month, or if I can afford raises/bonuses based on the number of jobs completed.

For personal finances, I can't see how it would be too useful aside from "money saving equations", but for my business, it's priceless! I couldn't live without it.


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it's always good to have your own records. Banks can be wrong.
Sometimes you don't have an internet conection or a printer handy - like me here in Iraq. So when I do- I download it to my laptop. I have a handwritten checkbook, but sometimes I can't read my own chickenscratch, so it's good to have a money program that I can also manually input bills.

yes- online banking is wonderful and some banks like USAA are even allowing you to scan checks you want to deposit so you don't even have to mail them or take a trip. It's really become convienent.


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have you checked msconfig..startup to see if there is an auto-update prog running when you boot? if so, uncheck it, reboot se if that works.

Other wise, i am sure MS has a knowledge base entry just for this, check it out, too.
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