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    Hi all, having difficulty with a windows error message "Windows cannot access the specified device file or path". I have been made aware that AVG is the root of the problem and as a result need to uninstall it to acces my stuff. However I think this may be related to why I cant uninstall avg. When attempting uninstallation another error messgae comes up Error: Action failed for file setup.exe: copying to temporary folder....
    Error 0x80070005 %DESTINATION% = "C:\Users\Nick\AppData\Local\Temp\setup.exe", %SOURCE% = "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\setup.exe" Can someone help me, I have tried the help on AVG forums but I am unable to download software needed because I am not granted permission by windows.
    Friday, November 21, 2008 7:16 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Before moving on, could you please let me know if you are using an administrator account? The problem sounds like a account permission issue.

     

    If not, could you please use an administrator account to test the issue?

     

    Thanks.

     

    Monday, November 24, 2008 8:11 AM
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  • Hi,

     

    Before moving on, could you please let me know if you are using an administrator account? The problem sounds like a account permission issue.

     

    If not, could you please use an administrator account to test the issue?

     

    Thanks.

     

    Monday, November 24, 2008 8:11 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,
    I am having the same error consistantly.
    I cannot access, run any programs, or uninstall any.

    I am running:
    OS: Win 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
    Model: HP Mini 311-1000 (Manufactured by Hewlett-Packard)

    There is only one user, which is an admin.

    This error started 2 days ago due to one of those
    fake AV Scanners that download/install remotely without
    the user knowing.
    Since that Scanner reported over 17,000 "infected" items,
    and earlier that day my BitDefender had ran it's scan with no issues/infections,
    I knew that fake AV Scanner was indeed a Trojan in itself.

    If anybody could help, I thank you in advance.
    - Matt (CObound850)

    Monday, May 16, 2011 8:34 PM