Vista won't shut down because of Appbar bullet

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by rino, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. rino

    rino Guest

    I got a new Toshiba Notebook, 3 GB, 32bit
    I can't shut it down. It says that Appbar Bullet is preventing it fro
    shutting down. Anybody know how to fix this
     
    rino, Aug 17, 2008
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    Mr. Arnold Guest

    What is Appbar Bullet? The name sounds like it's some kind of malware. Did
    you install something called Appbar Bullet? You can go to the Task Manager
    and kill it there if you see it, before you shut the machine down. If you
    don't know what it is then you might want to investigate Appbar Bullet. You
    just might want to get it off the machine.
     
    Mr. Arnold, Aug 17, 2008
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  3. rino

    rino Guest

    Its a brand new computer and I haven't added anything but some music t
    it. Also my task manager doesnt work(It runs but won't open). And appba
    means application bar (like the bar with the start button on it). When
    first used my computer it had a clock and a calender and some othe
    stuff in the background and now that doesnt show up either
     
    rino, Aug 19, 2008
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  4. rino

    rino Guest

    O and I got the music straight from my PC, not from a website so I'm not
    worried about viruses from that.
     
    rino, Aug 19, 2008
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  5. rino

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    If malware is running on the machine, that's the first thing it takes out
    is Task Manager so that you can't see what is running on the machine.

    You can use Process Explorer to see what is running on the machine and kill
    the task.

    The link tells you about PE and what you can do to seek out malware running
    on the machine, like a DLL that can be malware being hosted by a legitimate
    process.

    <http://www.windowsecurity.com/artic...d_Rootkit_Tools_in_a_Windows_Environment.html>

    You can get PE here.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx

    You can user CurrPorts that runs on Vista, because Active Ports doesn't.

    Maybe, you have done something to disable the clock and calendar from
    showing, and you need to enable it again.
     
    Mr. Arnold, Aug 19, 2008
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  6. rino

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    If you look up Appbar Bullet by using Google, you'll see a lot of people
    are having problems with that application.
     
    Mr. Arnold, Aug 19, 2008
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    HappyAndyK Guest

    AppBar is a trialware which lets your form to behave like an
    Application Desktop Toolbar. Try to disable it from the startup list
    using windows defender. Or else uninstall it through the control panel.
    I do not know if this program is considered as a adware product. So no
    harm in scanning your PC with one more good 3rd party freeware like
    spybot or a-squared.

    You may also get your hijackthis log auto-analysed at 'HijackThis
    Logfileauswertung' (http://www.hijackthis.de) .

    For general troubleshooting tips on what to do if Vista does not shut
    down visit 'WinVistaClub : Windows Vista does not shutdown'
    (http://www.winvistaclub.com/t48.html) .
     
    HappyAndyK, Aug 19, 2008
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  8. rino

    karoline Guest

    have you been able to solve the problem by now??
    Same thing has happened to me for a few days now...
     
    karoline, Sep 7, 2008
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