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Unread 29-04-2008, 10:18 PM   #1
George
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Effect of /r switch with Winword.exe

Using Word 2002. From what I have read, the /r switch with
winword.exe is supposed to re-register Word in the registry.
Question: will such re-registering undo all the custom settings I
presently have in Word and take it back to the default settings,
or will it not affect the custom settings?

The reason for considering re-registering Word is that I continue
to have the problem of Word "requesting virus scan" every time I
open a document, including a new, blank document, even though the
Office Plug-in in Norton Antivirus is unchecked.

Thanks for any thoughts and comments.

George


 
Unread 29-04-2008, 11:24 PM   #2
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: Effect of /r switch with Winword.exe

Reregistering Word won't affect any of the things you mentioned. All it does
is restore the file associations between Word and the .doc, .dot, and some
other file types so that when you double-click on one of these files in
Windows Explorer, Word is the application used to open it.

If you're getting a virus scan message despite disabling NAV's Office
Plug-in, it may be that you need a different approach:

Search for : officeav.dll

If you find it then go to Start/Run and run the following command:

regsvr32 /u "<path>\officeav.dll"

Here is a KB article that provides a few additional details. It does
not include information on Norton CE but it will contain additional
details on the unregister command if you need them:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=329820

This applies only to NAV, however. It may be that the "virus scan" message
is coming from some other AV app that was previously installed, in which
case you'll need to do some more detective work to find its add-in and
disable it.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
news:HfydnQjjo4fQAYrVnZ2dnUVZ_qKgnZ2d@earthlink.co m...
> Using Word 2002. From what I have read, the /r switch with winword.exe is
> supposed to re-register Word in the registry. Question: will such
> re-registering undo all the custom settings I presently have in Word and
> take it back to the default settings, or will it not affect the custom
> settings?
>
> The reason for considering re-registering Word is that I continue to have
> the problem of Word "requesting virus scan" every time I open a document,
> including a new, blank document, even though the Office Plug-in in Norton
> Antivirus is unchecked.
>
> Thanks for any thoughts and comments.
>
> George
>



 
Unread 30-04-2008, 04:16 AM   #3
George
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Re: Effect of /r switch with Winword.exe

Suzanne, thanks for explaining the /r switch.

Regarding the unwanted virus scanning, I unregistered
officeav.dll, rebooted, but it made no difference.

Oh well, guess I'll have to live with it.

Thanks again for replying.

George


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:e20K%23ukqIHA.548@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Reregistering Word won't affect any of the things you mentioned.
> All it does is restore the file associations between Word and
> the .doc, .dot, and some other file types so that when you
> double-click on one of these files in Windows Explorer, Word is
> the application used to open it.
>
> If you're getting a virus scan message despite disabling NAV's
> Office Plug-in, it may be that you need a different approach:
>
> Search for : officeav.dll
>
> If you find it then go to Start/Run and run the following
> command:
>
> regsvr32 /u "<path>\officeav.dll"
>
> Here is a KB article that provides a few additional details. It
> does
> not include information on Norton CE but it will contain
> additional
> details on the unregister command if you need them:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=329820
>
> This applies only to NAV, however. It may be that the "virus
> scan" message is coming from some other AV app that was
> previously installed, in which case you'll need to do some more
> detective work to find its add-in and disable it.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
> news:HfydnQjjo4fQAYrVnZ2dnUVZ_qKgnZ2d@earthlink.co m...
>> Using Word 2002. From what I have read, the /r switch with
>> winword.exe is supposed to re-register Word in the registry.
>> Question: will such re-registering undo all the custom
>> settings I presently have in Word and take it back to the
>> default settings, or will it not affect the custom settings?
>>
>> The reason for considering re-registering Word is that I
>> continue to have the problem of Word "requesting virus scan"
>> every time I open a document, including a new, blank document,
>> even though the Office Plug-in in Norton Antivirus is
>> unchecked.
>>
>> Thanks for any thoughts and comments.
>>
>> George
>>

>
>



 
Unread 30-04-2008, 04:16 AM   #4
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: Effect of /r switch with Winword.exe

You clearly still have a .dll from some other AV app registered; it would be
worth your time to try to track it down.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
news:dOmdndXZUamwcorVnZ2dnUVZ_rWtnZ2d@earthlink.co m...
> Suzanne, thanks for explaining the /r switch.
>
> Regarding the unwanted virus scanning, I unregistered officeav.dll,
> rebooted, but it made no difference.
>
> Oh well, guess I'll have to live with it.
>
> Thanks again for replying.
>
> George
>
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:e20K%23ukqIHA.548@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> Reregistering Word won't affect any of the things you mentioned. All it
>> does is restore the file associations between Word and the .doc, .dot,
>> and some other file types so that when you double-click on one of these
>> files in Windows Explorer, Word is the application used to open it.
>>
>> If you're getting a virus scan message despite disabling NAV's Office
>> Plug-in, it may be that you need a different approach:
>>
>> Search for : officeav.dll
>>
>> If you find it then go to Start/Run and run the following command:
>>
>> regsvr32 /u "<path>\officeav.dll"
>>
>> Here is a KB article that provides a few additional details. It does
>> not include information on Norton CE but it will contain additional
>> details on the unregister command if you need them:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=329820
>>
>> This applies only to NAV, however. It may be that the "virus scan"
>> message is coming from some other AV app that was previously installed,
>> in which case you'll need to do some more detective work to find its
>> add-in and disable it.
>>
>> --
>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>> Words into Type
>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>>
>> "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
>> news:HfydnQjjo4fQAYrVnZ2dnUVZ_qKgnZ2d@earthlink.co m...
>>> Using Word 2002. From what I have read, the /r switch with winword.exe
>>> is supposed to re-register Word in the registry. Question: will such
>>> re-registering undo all the custom settings I presently have in Word and
>>> take it back to the default settings, or will it not affect the custom
>>> settings?
>>>
>>> The reason for considering re-registering Word is that I continue to
>>> have the problem of Word "requesting virus scan" every time I open a
>>> document, including a new, blank document, even though the Office
>>> Plug-in in Norton Antivirus is unchecked.
>>>
>>> Thanks for any thoughts and comments.
>>>
>>> George
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



 
Unread 30-04-2008, 05:16 AM   #5
Graham Mayor
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Re: Effect of /r switch with Winword.exe

The virus scan message comes not from Word but from linked anti-virus
software. Checking of Word/Office documents can usually be deselected in the
AV program e.g. in Norton AV by turning off its Office Plug-in.

With some versions of the Norton product it may be necessary to unregister
the calling DLL by running the following command line from Windows > Start >
Run

regsvr32 /u "c:\program files\norton antivirus\officeav.dll"
or
regsvr32 /u "c:\program files\norton systemworks\norton
antivirus\officeav.dll"

Other AV apps eg the popular free ediition of Grisoft's AVG antivirus
software, require similar treatment.
In this instance:

regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgoff2k.dll"

Office MVP Beth Melton recently reported her discovery that "If there are
any WLL add-ins in the Startup folders they will trigger this message even
if the user doesn't have any type of virus scanner enabled. Apparently, MS
is using the virus scanning engine to check for macros in WLL files and as a
result it triggers the message. Note other than checking for macros it isn't
actually performing a virus scan....One add-in I know of that still uses a
WLL is EndNote." So you might check your Word and Office Startup folders for
..wll files.


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Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
> You clearly still have a .dll from some other AV app registered; it
> would be worth your time to try to track it down.
>
>
> "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
> news:dOmdndXZUamwcorVnZ2dnUVZ_rWtnZ2d@earthlink.co m...
>> Suzanne, thanks for explaining the /r switch.
>>
>> Regarding the unwanted virus scanning, I unregistered officeav.dll,
>> rebooted, but it made no difference.
>>
>> Oh well, guess I'll have to live with it.
>>
>> Thanks again for replying.
>>
>> George
>>
>>
>> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:e20K%23ukqIHA.548@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> Reregistering Word won't affect any of the things you mentioned.
>>> All it does is restore the file associations between Word and the
>>> .doc, .dot, and some other file types so that when you double-click
>>> on one of these files in Windows Explorer, Word is the application
>>> used to open it. If you're getting a virus scan message despite
>>> disabling NAV's
>>> Office Plug-in, it may be that you need a different approach:
>>>
>>> Search for : officeav.dll
>>>
>>> If you find it then go to Start/Run and run the following command:
>>>
>>> regsvr32 /u "<path>\officeav.dll"
>>>
>>> Here is a KB article that provides a few additional details. It does
>>> not include information on Norton CE but it will contain additional
>>> details on the unregister command if you need them:
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=329820
>>>
>>> This applies only to NAV, however. It may be that the "virus scan"
>>> message is coming from some other AV app that was previously
>>> installed, in which case you'll need to do some more detective work
>>> to find its add-in and disable it.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>>> Words into Type
>>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>>>
>>> "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
>>> news:HfydnQjjo4fQAYrVnZ2dnUVZ_qKgnZ2d@earthlink.co m...
>>>> Using Word 2002. From what I have read, the /r switch with
>>>> winword.exe is supposed to re-register Word in the registry.
>>>> Question: will such re-registering undo all the custom settings I
>>>> presently have in Word and take it back to the default settings,
>>>> or will it not affect the custom settings?
>>>>
>>>> The reason for considering re-registering Word is that I continue
>>>> to have the problem of Word "requesting virus scan" every time I
>>>> open a document, including a new, blank document, even though the
>>>> Office Plug-in in Norton Antivirus is unchecked.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for any thoughts and comments.
>>>>
>>>> George



 
Unread 30-04-2008, 04:19 PM   #6
George
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Re: Unwanted virus scan (was: Effect of /r switch with Winword.exe)

Found it! It was MpOAV.dll, housed in C:\Program Files\Windows
Defender. I unregistered it, and Word docs open a lot faster now.
I had completely forgotten to look in Windows Defender.

Regards,
George


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:eURJZgnqIHA.4292@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> You clearly still have a .dll from some other AV app registered;
> it would be worth your time to try to track it down.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
> news:dOmdndXZUamwcorVnZ2dnUVZ_rWtnZ2d@earthlink.co m...
>> Suzanne, thanks for explaining the /r switch.
>>
>> Regarding the unwanted virus scanning, I unregistered
>> officeav.dll, rebooted, but it made no difference.
>>
>> Oh well, guess I'll have to live with it.
>>
>> Thanks again for replying.
>>
>> George
>>
>>
>> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:e20K%23ukqIHA.548@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> Reregistering Word won't affect any of the things you
>>> mentioned. All it does is restore the file associations
>>> between Word and the .doc, .dot, and some other file types so
>>> that when you double-click on one of these files in Windows
>>> Explorer, Word is the application used to open it.
>>>
>>> If you're getting a virus scan message despite disabling NAV's
>>> Office Plug-in, it may be that you need a different approach:
>>>
>>> Search for : officeav.dll
>>>
>>> If you find it then go to Start/Run and run the following
>>> command:
>>>
>>> regsvr32 /u "<path>\officeav.dll"
>>>
>>> Here is a KB article that provides a few additional details.
>>> It does
>>> not include information on Norton CE but it will contain
>>> additional
>>> details on the unregister command if you need them:
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=329820
>>>
>>> This applies only to NAV, however. It may be that the "virus
>>> scan" message is coming from some other AV app that was
>>> previously installed, in which case you'll need to do some
>>> more detective work to find its add-in and disable it.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>>> Words into Type
>>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>>>
>>> "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
>>> news:HfydnQjjo4fQAYrVnZ2dnUVZ_qKgnZ2d@earthlink.co m...
>>>> Using Word 2002. From what I have read, the /r switch with
>>>> winword.exe is supposed to re-register Word in the registry.
>>>> Question: will such re-registering undo all the custom
>>>> settings I presently have in Word and take it back to the
>>>> default settings, or will it not affect the custom settings?
>>>>
>>>> The reason for considering re-registering Word is that I
>>>> continue to have the problem of Word "requesting virus scan"
>>>> every time I open a document, including a new, blank
>>>> document, even though the Office Plug-in in Norton Antivirus
>>>> is unchecked.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for any thoughts and comments.
>>>>
>>>> George
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



 
Unread 30-04-2008, 05:19 PM   #7
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Unwanted virus scan (was: Effect of /r switch with Winword.exe)

Glad you got it sorted!

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
news:9tmdneYDzYOiCIXVnZ2dnUVZ_hisnZ2d@earthlink.co m...
> Found it! It was MpOAV.dll, housed in C:\Program Files\Windows Defender.
> I unregistered it, and Word docs open a lot faster now. I had completely
> forgotten to look in Windows Defender.
>
> Regards,
> George
>
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:eURJZgnqIHA.4292@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> You clearly still have a .dll from some other AV app registered; it would
>> be worth your time to try to track it down.
>>
>> --
>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>> Words into Type
>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>>
>> "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
>> news:dOmdndXZUamwcorVnZ2dnUVZ_rWtnZ2d@earthlink.co m...
>>> Suzanne, thanks for explaining the /r switch.
>>>
>>> Regarding the unwanted virus scanning, I unregistered officeav.dll,
>>> rebooted, but it made no difference.
>>>
>>> Oh well, guess I'll have to live with it.
>>>
>>> Thanks again for replying.
>>>
>>> George
>>>
>>>
>>> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:e20K%23ukqIHA.548@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>>> Reregistering Word won't affect any of the things you mentioned. All it
>>>> does is restore the file associations between Word and the .doc, .dot,
>>>> and some other file types so that when you double-click on one of these
>>>> files in Windows Explorer, Word is the application used to open it.
>>>>
>>>> If you're getting a virus scan message despite disabling NAV's Office
>>>> Plug-in, it may be that you need a different approach:
>>>>
>>>> Search for : officeav.dll
>>>>
>>>> If you find it then go to Start/Run and run the following command:
>>>>
>>>> regsvr32 /u "<path>\officeav.dll"
>>>>
>>>> Here is a KB article that provides a few additional details. It does
>>>> not include information on Norton CE but it will contain additional
>>>> details on the unregister command if you need them:
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=329820
>>>>
>>>> This applies only to NAV, however. It may be that the "virus scan"
>>>> message is coming from some other AV app that was previously installed,
>>>> in which case you'll need to do some more detective work to find its
>>>> add-in and disable it.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>>>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>>>> Words into Type
>>>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>>>>
>>>> "George" <null@null.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:HfydnQjjo4fQAYrVnZ2dnUVZ_qKgnZ2d@earthlink.co m...
>>>>> Using Word 2002. From what I have read, the /r switch with
>>>>> winword.exe is supposed to re-register Word in the registry. Question:
>>>>> will such re-registering undo all the custom settings I presently have
>>>>> in Word and take it back to the default settings, or will it not
>>>>> affect the custom settings?
>>>>>
>>>>> The reason for considering re-registering Word is that I continue to
>>>>> have the problem of Word "requesting virus scan" every time I open a
>>>>> document, including a new, blank document, even though the Office
>>>>> Plug-in in Norton Antivirus is unchecked.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for any thoughts and comments.
>>>>>
>>>>> George
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



 
 

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