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I can't start mIRC! #171371
23/02/07 12:00 PM
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I get this messege every time I try to start mIRC:
Windows cannot access the scecified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

Please, help! What is wrong?

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Re: I can't start mIRC! [Re: Thaumaturgist] #171373
23/02/07 12:24 PM
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Is the mIRC.exe in the folder location of the shortcut?


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Re: I can't start mIRC! [Re: Jigsy] #171374
23/02/07 12:28 PM
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Everything was the same as I left them yesterday. The only thing is that the mIRC exe icon is set to the default empy window icon.

Re: I can't start mIRC! [Re: Thaumaturgist] #171376
23/02/07 01:33 PM
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Might mean that mIRC.exe is no longer in the directory.


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Re: I can't start mIRC! [Re: Jigsy] #171381
23/02/07 02:34 PM
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Yeah. Most likely, your antivirus updated and decided that mIRC.exe was "bad" and removed it without telling you. laugh


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Re: I can't start mIRC! [Re: Riamus2] #172090
05/03/07 10:55 AM
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HATE that.. i wish they'd fix those false positives smirk I've lost mirc.ini settings this way too >.<

Re: I can't start mIRC! [Re: wulf] #172099
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Just as a note, I've run mIRC for years and have never had McAfee give a false positive on it and remove it on me. It *did* complain about a script that I wrote to backup the trivia bot I have and send it to multiple ops on a regular basis in case of a computer crash, but I set that up so it was "safe" and never had another problem with it. As far as "official" mIRC files, McAfee has never given me an issue.

I know people like free ones like AVG or sometimes like Norton instead of McAfee, but AVG and Norton have both done false positives... so it's a matter of whether you want to deal with those or not. smile


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Re: I can't start mIRC! [Re: Riamus2] #172100
05/03/07 03:09 PM
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I've never had a false positive with AVG free version on any of my computers.

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Re: I can't start mIRC! [Re: genius_at_work] #172138
06/03/07 02:44 AM
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Maybe I am wrong about AVG, then. I was sure I'd seen people complain about AVG detecting mIRC as a false positive. Perhaps it was people complaining about it detecting Invision as a false positive because of the DLL in it that I'm remembering instead.

I don't use AVG, so I am just going by what I have heard people saying. I've used McAfee for probably 10 years and have never had issues with them, so I have no desire to change to something else. That said, AVG is a great one if you want a free antivirus.


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