Best answer by EamonFView original
So many problems
This isn't in order because I can't remember the order 1) Webroot had a pop up that covered half my screen saying something about some program. The problem is that it popped up and went away so fast I couldn't read it. I think it said facebook. I don't use facebook. 2) I get pop ups in the lower right corner. They're small and I never get to read them. 3) Apparently something called lodctr.exe keeps trying to install something every time I log in but I was just notified of this a while ago, a good while AFTER logging in. 4) There are no logs of any of this. Why don't you save logs of this crap so I can go and see what happened? 5) I have the program set to not fade messages out and to not force non critical messages into background, yet I do not get to read these messages. Why? 6) Malwarebytes pro now takes forever to start up after logging in. This is after an update caused it to have corrupted files and I had to reload it. 7) I cannot play audio CD's. Media play freezes up when I try. No idea why.
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Create a system rstore point first!
Uninstall malwarebytes completely. Run regedit and search for all reg entries with malwarebytes in the name. If found, delete.
Run CCleaner (you can get it from piriform.com if you havent got it already). Run the registry cleaner in the program. Delete any entries it finds (it will ask you if you want to backup the registry, DO SO!). Select Options tab on the program GUI, then Advanced, then untick the box that says "only delete tempory files older than 24 hours". Then run cleaner. Once you have done this, reboot. This will clear any leftoover files from recent previous installs. See if you still have the problems. If not, then great. Reinstall malwarebytes and see how things go. If you are still having problems upon reboot, open system restore and if possible select a restore point that was made before malwarebytes was initially installed. If you do not have one, and the problems are getting worse, it could well mean that the registry may have been corrupted in some way. You may have to do a clean install of windows. Advice on doing this can be found online. Make sure you back up all your important data first! As regards the running process you mentioned, the link below should help.
Let me know how you get on. Good luck.
Here is a little info about lodctr.exe
I am not sure how the others here feel, but I consider it to be an advanced tool that is best used by experienced technicians. There is a huge potential to accidentally do major damage to your computer in there, including some for which there is no repair other than re-installing Windows.
Tread very very carefully in there please.
Oh.. and I do not generally use Registry Cleaners. While they are usually OK and bad results are rare, in the cases that bad results happen they are REALLY bad.
In the future I highly recommend making backup images of your drive before installing new software. For example: I myself had to role back my Laptop yesterday due to Microsoft's updates locking my PC at shutdown. At shutdown it continued to say installing updates, and not to shut down the computer untill the updates had completed installing. It continued to say this almost 2 hours later. I had to hold the power button in, and do a hard shut down. At reboot windows informed me the update installed correctly, but I did not want to take any chances since potential problems from a corrupt install may not arrise until later. I rolled my disk back with an image I created 2 days prior to this. In my experiance making backup images is always the best route to go whether it be from a corrupt install, application conflict, or an infection.
I use Geek Uninsaller I prefer this over Revo but that is just my preference.
I have the paid Pro version of Revo as it works much better than it's free version. But to get back on topic the OP needs to contact support to find out was is going on with his system.
Regarding the messages you're seeing, they only pop up for just a second or two, so that's normal. There isn't much to those messages besides WSA basically saying "Well this is new. I'm looking at it." Unless you look up the file names online and do some research, unknown files are exactly that - unknown. So it's not possible to have better info for you right away. The logs of this are accessible, but they are intended for support because they are hard to understand if you don't have some requisite knowledge of the files you're trying to learn about.
Does it look like your updates are completing properly, or do you have any that keep failing? On the audio cd, have you tried more than one or two? Scratched ones will do that sometimes. Windows just looks at it and thinks "I don't know what this is" and kind of gives up.
I hope this helps.
When was the last time you did a clean reinstall of the OS? If I had continued issues that's the first thing I would do IMHO! And why do you have problems when doing so it could be some bad hardware? Only Guessing