End Program - n

December 2, 2009 at 15:06:54
Specs: Windows XP
When shutting down MS Windows XP, just recently starting getting an "End Program - n " box that has an "end now" button & counts up with a blue bar until it cancells the program.

This is something others have also had, but I've not seen any posts yet that have a clear answer.

http://www.computing.net/answers/se...

I suspect this is somehow related to Firefox, but I can't nail that down yet (so I'm making a guess).

I am behind a corporate firewall. Symantec Anivirus is running on the PC. I have not evidience that this is a virus, but since I saw a similar post here, it seemed the place to raise the issue again.


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#1
December 2, 2009 at 15:18:48
Another person who had this same issue, but never had a resolution posted:

http://www.computing.net/answers/se...


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#2
December 2, 2009 at 16:01:39
This is caused by processes, that did not respond or that did not end becauses of still processing and had not finished.
So it did not respond to a terminate signal send to it, in an appropriate time and this box will be shown.

There is a registry hack, that avoids this timeout and the message box and terminates the program or process in a shorter amount of time.


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#3
December 3, 2009 at 05:30:15
Some programs have got that effect, which causes them to delay or even stop shutdown or restart ... The first thing to do is to find out is which program, of course. Once you know that, you can opt to go for solution : close manually. If this is too difficult to do on each shutdown/restart, you can also write a script for that (a killing script). Note that some programs may not like being killed (data lost, problems on startup, or total Windows freeze, ...). You can add your own shutdown or restart program, to that script, actually making your own START button (which this time, you can give a correct name, like ... STOP).

Anyway, you can also not use those programs anymore, or upgrade the programs inflicted, look at behaviour.


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