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A little bit of information if your Tower.exe file disapears for no reason.

I hadn't used Tower for a while & noticed that the icon on the task bar was greyed out.  Had a look at the files and Tower.exe was gone. Tried to reload but the .exe file would not appear. Culpret, Microsoft Security Essentials had removed the .exe file & would not allow it to be reinstalled on a reinstall of Tower. Tried turning Essentials off & the file loaded OK. Once essentials were turned on again, the file was removed. I had to put Tower.exe into the essentials exception files to keep it there.

It does not seem to affect Tracon.exe. It is still there.

 

Kev M

Brisbane

Australia

 

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I had the same problem today.  Just came out of nowhere.  I did as Kevin did and all is well now, thanks for the detective work Kevin.  In using MSE for many years this is the first time I have run into a false positive.

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I forgot to mention that I had administrative/drive ownership problems also.  Suddenly some programs could not write to drive C or I could not copy a file to drive C etc. after the problem with Tower.exe/MSE ocurred.  Apparently when MSE sees the false positive on Tower.exe it causes some other problems such as loss of drive/file ownership to occur.

 

The way to fix the problem is:

 

1. Do the procedure as Kevin states to turn off MSE, reinstall Tower, set MSE to ignore Tower.exe, re-enable MSE and reboot.

 

2. If you run into the administrative/ownership problems, one of the two links/procedures below should fix the problem, don't forget to reboot after applying the fix(es).

 

http://www.techfleece.com/2011/05/15/how-to-take-ownership-of-files-or-folders-or-an-entire-hard-drive/

 

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