Tool to prevent one problem can cause another

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member EWek11 is baffled by a Windows Group Policy error message that arises in response to the Google Picasa updater — which, confusingly, might be residing in a temp folder on his Win7 machine.

He’d uninstalled Picasa, but some part of the app apparently continued to lurk on his machine. When he looked for Picasa Updater, he couldn’t find it.

With some help from fellow Lounge members in the Windows 7 forum, EWek11 eventually found that his CryptoPrevent anti-malware tool was keeping the Picasa updater app from downloading or being removed. He undertook a cautious resolution.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Safe way to completely remove MS Office? *
Word Processing Complex page numbering: Chapters, sections, and appendixes in Word
Spreadsheets Lock and copy files
Databases Access 2003 and 2010 on same computer
Visual Basic for Apps How to create log file when runtime error occurs? *
Microsoft Outlook Stuck in Outbox again
Non-Outlook E-mail Time stamps on Exchange mail *
Other MS Apps Visual Studio 2010 Express C program-compile issue
General Windows Need help using Find and Replace
Windows 8 Windows 8.1 and conflicting software
Windows 7 Constant popup: “This program is blocked by group policy” *
Windows Servers Win7 desktop’s secpol and local security policy not showing auditing *
Internet Explorer IE 11 quit after patches *
Third-Party Browsers Firefox security error? *
Networking Wi-Fi extenders
Software Development
Windows Programming Batch scripting *
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Recommend Windows, Mac — or something else?
Security & Scams Best program for stopping system changes?
Maintenance EaseUS constantly uses computer power
Hardware Installing SSD into laptop
Other Applications Quicken 2012 Help function doesn’t work; reinstallation doesn’t fix

* starred posts: particularly useful

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About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.