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Programs hang, don't work, won't quit constant rebooting

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hello, ander35. Welcome to Windows EightForums.

    Did you temporarily disable or uninstall the security software to see if the programs install properly as Brink suggested?

    BTW, what are you running for AV? Also, please post or fill out your system specs so as to help you better. Thanks.

    I uninstalled Online armor and now Ccleaner and Privazer work. I am not positive that is what caused it though.

    I am now only using Bitdefender and windows firewall and sandboxie.

    I have windows 8 64.

    I disabled UAC.

    Mullvad now works also. Must have been disabling UAC and getting rid of the HIPS firewall.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    windows 8


    I guess now my question is , is there a way to force quit programs that are hanging in the future? besides task manager, that is.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by ander35 View Post
    I uninstalled Online armor and now Ccleaner and Privazer work. I am not positive that is what caused it though.

    I am now only using Bitdefender and windows firewall and sandboxie.

    I have windows 8 64.

    I disabled UAC.

    Mullvad now works also. Must have been disabling UAC and getting rid of the HIPS firewall.

    Sounds like it may have been the cause. If you like, you could uninstall CCleaner, install the Online Armor again, then see if you are able to install CCleaner again. If not, then Online Armor was the cause of blocking it.


    Quote Originally Posted by ander35 View Post
    I guess now my question is , is there a way to force quit programs that are hanging in the future? besides task manager, that is.

    Other than using "End task" in Task Manager, the only other way would be to restart the computer. Using Task Manager would be easier on the computer if successful.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    I will use tinyfirewall and also note that Bitdefender tried to quarantine openvpn but gave a pop up for it.
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