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Re: Setup Error writing to file mfc90.dll

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2009 17:42:41 +0100

Flo Bräuer wrote:
>> yes, format your harddrive and get rid of all the pre-installed
>> crap :)
> * Hehe. Thank you very much. I thought that my firewall from ESET is
> one of the "Good" which is well configurable :)

I haven't seen a 'good' one ever. And even though I don't use those
myself, we have them in our company, so I know quite a few of them
better than I like...

>> Needless to say that this was the last time I *ever* installed a
>> firewall or virus scanner ever again.
> * So, how do you protect yourself on a Windows system without
> everything?

By using my brain:
* keep Windows and apps up to date (i.e., not waiting months to install
bugfixes and service packs)
* using different browsers to surf the web
* not surfing to well known 'bad' sites (we all know what those are)
* have Vista UAC turned on (I really don't know what people complain
about: once you've set up everything as you like it, you rarely get an
UAC prompt - and if you do it's important that you get one)
* if I have to install something I have a bad feeling about, I use a VM
and install it there first, then check the system with monitoring tools
to make sure the tool/app/whatever behaves itself
* from time to time, boot directly from a special CD which has a virus
scanner on it with the latest signatures and scan the whole harddrive -
but I'm doing that for five years now and I never had a virus ever

>> The error message you get is clear: the installer tries to copy a
>> required (and even digitally signed by MS!) file to the system and
>> something doesn't allow that. You have to find out what this is - I
>> can't help you here, sorry.
> * Do you think that a Windows App disabled the access or an other
> proprietary software? On other Vista system there weren't problems
> like this before? So it has to be an external firewall? Thank you a
> lot :)

Yes, a proper Vista install would not deny an msi access to the system
folders if run as admin.


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