No, absolutely not.
I'd really like a confirmation from submix8c whether disabling startup items related to GoBack would be safe and could help in fixing the issue. Thank you.
I guess you missed the part where the Master Boot Record is altered?
So, you can't download and burn the ISO with this computer?
Surely everyone has worked out that I am using my other less older computer to write here.
My sick computer will only run in safe mode and nothing is working that I could write to. Only the floppy disc works and this computer does not have a floppy reader.
This has nothing to do with Floppy. Read this -
Need I get screenshots of a Gateway (actually *normally* Intel) BIOS Setup Screen to show you how? Try pressing F2 *repeatedly* when you turn it on. There will (should be) be a "Boot" selection there - change it *after* you Burn The ISO Image using your other (unnamed) Computer and boot to it.
1 - Download ISO to "other less older" Computer
2 - Burn ISO to CD-R (NOT DVD!)
3 - Turn on "sick" Computer and press F2 (AFAICR), change Boot Order
4 - Stick Burned CD-R in CD-Reader
5 - Press whatever key in BIOS that says "Save Changes" (usually F10)
6- "Sick" Computer will boot to CD-R - do whatever it says to do.
7 - Report back.
I have an old gateway computer with win89 se, it has a pentium3 cpu and 650 MHerts speed also 300 odd Mb memory.
(Another unnamed computer). Please state the Make/Model of said "sick" (some kind of Gateway 2000?) and "less older".
Sir, I'm 63 years old. Please don't use your age as an excuse for not thinking clearly. Thank you.
Now, if you *refuse* to do that... well, the ball remains in your court.
Here (again) is the link to the FTP Folder containing the ISO Image -
There's also a REG file that completely obliterates all traces of GoBack from the Registry, including the Service that has been haunting you.
Here is the CONFIG.SYS selections in the CD ISO Image
menuitem=GBPROGU, To unhook GoBack (for typical machines)
menuitem=GBPROGR, To repair the Master Boot Record (for typical machines)
menuitem=PCDOS, To Load IDE (typical) CD-ROM Drivers and exit to the command prompt
menuitem=SCSI, To Load SCSI CD-ROM Drivers and exit to the command prompt
Here is the AUTOEXEC.BAT actions for above
echo This Utility will allow you to remove Norton GoBack from your
echo system's partition table. If you do not want to do this, please
echo remove the CD-ROM from the drive now and restart your computer.
echo Unhooking GoBack from MBR...
echo Norton GoBack has been removed from the partition table.
echo Please restart your computer.
Need I say more?
Erm... guess I do, since Drugwash responded. Here is a snippet of the code inside the REG file (that can be run in Safe Mode)
"GoBack Polling Service"=-
I'll let him explain that one since he's already mentioned it.
(Wildfile->Adaptec->Roxio->Norton/Symantec - same GoBack software)
I'm out of this...
Addendum - I'll happily install this POS software on a test machine to prove this to you. Did I not state that I had done this to someone's PC some years ago? I even described the "HDD thrashing"...
And and Edit. This is found inside the Program (also at the FTP site) that gets executed from the Bootable CD (ISO).
This clearly indicates that the "maker" of said software includes (you guessed it) - WILDFIRE! (found via Hex Editor)
Edited by submix8c, Yesterday, 09:14 AM.