I went to control panel, found "Octoshapre Streming Services ...used rarely...last used 1/7/2002"
"To change this program of remove it from your computer, click Change/Remove"
so I clicked it and got
"OctoshapeClient.exe failed: Could not find module to lauch."
So I manage to find HKEY LOCAL MACHINE...
go to Software
... but on Uninstall I find things in alphabetical order ... (looking for OctoshapeClient)
and they are MS131-RCI
NSLDown level Mapping
There is no OctoshapeClient.exe there.
I just noticed that my time on the lower right hand side of the screen is 7:29 AM when the actual time is 7:48PM Pacific time . I don't think the time was wrong earlier, but when I redownloaded firefox and avg this afternoon, one of them (I can't remember which one) sent a note that the time was wrong, and that I should correct it if I can. I checked it then and it seemed OK, so I did not do anything.
I'm sorry that I really am so computer illiterate...where can I find "malwarebytes and then cc cleaner?"
Back at this again. Hello.
I went to FF tools - plugins and disabled Octoshape...
Closed FF off.
Now, when I go to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins
I find to items:
When I click plugins npnul32.dll, I get a window that says: "your are attempting ro open a file of type 'Application Extension' (dll) These file are used by operating system and by various programs. Editing or modifying them could damage your system. "
And when I click to open it anyhow, I get a message that windows can't open it.
When I turn my computer on, I still get the "OctoshapeClient.exe failed
could not find module to launch"
Are you ready to throw the towel, or should I try something else?
When I went to 'search' and typed octo* two "octoshapeclients" came up. One is :
OCTOSHAPECLIENT.EXE- ....C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch 13KB PF File
and the other one was in the recycle bin. I deleted everything in the recycle bin.
When I go to the C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch I can spot among the other stuff the OCTO.... but I don't know how to get rid of it as I could not find any "uninstall" methods there.
Hit windows key and r
typed in msconfig
clicked on startup...there are only these items there:
Reader_sl (program files)
E_S1OIC2 (C: windows)
SOUNDMAN (SOUNDMAN EXE)
Microsoft office C: PROGRA... Common startup
PHOTOfunSTUDIO C: ... Common startup
PowerReg Schedule C: Documents &Set Startup
There is nothing else there
The reason I uninstalled Mozilla originally was that I was on FFox when I first started getting the message "there's the problem with this website's security certificate... we recommend you close... ..." when looking for something on ebay or amazon.
At that point I had not had received that warning on IE, so I stayed there. I thought that someone may have put some bug on FF, and that caused the warning and the Octo-stuff. ( Later on when I tried to purchase movie tickets online, the same or similar warning came on IE.)
Since avg8 had not caught the Octo* window, I thought that it's outdated, so I uninstalled it, and installed the avg9.
I must have gone for coffee while the free filehippo was running last time. This time I tried to write down the number of files it listed with red. The "six free cleanups" did not remove the octo-message when I turn the computer on, so I have purchased the PCTool online. This PCTool is quite confusing to me as it seems to have so many components or programs that it gives, yet the when I register to different components I thought came with it, it does not accept the code given by PCTools -- even after I've pasted and copied the code.
So now I am going to figure out what I have purchased, and how to make it work.
You have been very helpful, extremely helpful! Thank you. Have a very happy, healthy, peaceful, and prosperous New Year.