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I can't start mIRC!

Posted By: Thaumaturgist

I can't start mIRC! - 23/02/07 12:00 PM

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?
Posted By: Jigsy

Re: I can't start mIRC! - 23/02/07 12:24 PM

Is the mIRC.exe in the folder location of the shortcut?
Posted By: Thaumaturgist

Re: I can't start mIRC! - 23/02/07 12:28 PM

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.
Posted By: Jigsy

Re: I can't start mIRC! - 23/02/07 01:33 PM

Might mean that mIRC.exe is no longer in the directory.
Posted By: Riamus2

Re: I can't start mIRC! - 23/02/07 02:34 PM

Yeah. Most likely, your antivirus updated and decided that mIRC.exe was "bad" and removed it without telling you. laugh
Posted By: wulf

Re: I can't start mIRC! - 05/03/07 10:55 AM

HATE that.. i wish they'd fix those false positives smirk I've lost mirc.ini settings this way too >.<
Posted By: Riamus2

Re: I can't start mIRC! - 05/03/07 02:34 PM

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
Posted By: genius_at_work

Re: I can't start mIRC! - 05/03/07 03:09 PM

I've never had a false positive with AVG free version on any of my computers.

-genius_at_work
Posted By: Riamus2

Re: I can't start mIRC! - 06/03/07 02:44 AM

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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