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    rino Guest

    Default Vista won't shut down because of Appbar bullet


    I got a new Toshiba Notebook, 3 GB, 32bit.
    I can't shut it down. It says that Appbar Bullet is preventing it from
    shutting down. Anybody know how to fix this?




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    rino

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    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Default Re: Vista won't shut down because of Appbar bullet


    "rino" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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    > I got a new Toshiba Notebook, 3 GB, 32bit.
    > I can't shut it down. It says that Appbar Bullet is preventing it from
    > shutting down. Anybody know how to fix this?
    >

    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.




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    rino Guest

    Default Re: Vista won't shut down because of Appbar bullet


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


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    rino

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    rino Guest

    Default Re: Vista won't shut down because of Appbar bullet


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


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    rino

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    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Default Re: Vista won't shut down because of Appbar bullet


    "rino" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Its a brand new computer and I haven't added anything but some music to
    > it. Also my task manager doesnt work(It runs but won't open). And appbar
    > means application bar (like the bar with the start button on it). When I
    > first used my computer it had a clock and a calender and some other
    > stuff in the background and now that doesnt show up either.
    >


    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/articles/Hidden_Backdoors_Trojan_Horses_and_Rootkit_Tools_i n_a_Windows_Environment.html>

    You can get PE here.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...s/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.


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    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Default Re: Vista won't shut down because of Appbar bullet


    "rino" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > O and I got the music straight from my PC, not from a website so I'm not
    > worried about viruses from that.
    >


    If you look up Appbar Bullet by using Google, you'll see a lot of people
    are having problems with that application.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rino View Post
    I got a new Toshiba Notebook, 3 GB, 32bit.
    I can't shut it down. It says that Appbar Bullet is preventing it from
    shutting down. Anybody know how to fix this?
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    rino
    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 .

    For general troubleshooting tips on what to do if Vista does not shut down visit WinVistaClub : Windows Vista does not shutdown .

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    rino Guest

    Default Re: Vista won't shut down because of Appbar bullet


    I don't know what the appbar would be named as. There is no appbar in
    add/remove programs or in the search program. I can't use task manager
    to close it because task manager won't even open. I tried to uninstall
    the software that came with the computer but it wouldn't uninstall (just
    sat at 0%) wtf did I do to it lol.


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    rino

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    karoline Guest

    Default Re: Vista won't shut down because of Appbar bullet

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

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