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Jay D
07-10-2005, 01:44 AM
Runner Error
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Invalid BackWeb application id "Connections"
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I'm a new XP user. I don't know what action to take after receiving the
above error notice.
Just a short time before getting the error notice, I had used Spybot S. & D.
and put BackWebLite into quarantine. I got an earlier notice that Compaq
Connections.exe did not have the required connector. It suggested using
"-". I tried editing a "-" in between "Compaq" and "Connections.exe" but
no joy.
Is there a way bad stuff can be identified and a good substitute put in
its place? Or, anything anyone can suggest.
I've never dealt with anything like this before. Would really appreciate
any help I can get.
Thanks a lot. Jay.

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:44 AM
Backweb is used by Compaq as a mechanism for checking for updates that are specific to your model of computer. This may include updates for other software that was pre-installed, but would not be available from Windows Update.

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"Jay D" <bd666GET@OUTlafn.org> wrote in message news:%23MW$KfPWFHA.1468@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>
> Runner Error
> ---------------------------
> Invalid BackWeb application id "Connections"
> ---------------------------
> I'm a new XP user. I don't know what action to take after receiving the
> above error notice.
> Just a short time before getting the error notice, I had used Spybot S. & D.
> and put BackWebLite into quarantine. I got an earlier notice that Compaq
> Connections.exe did not have the required connector. It suggested using
> "-". I tried editing a "-" in between "Compaq" and "Connections.exe" but
> no joy.
> Is there a way bad stuff can be identified and a good substitute put in
> its place? Or, anything anyone can suggest.
> I've never dealt with anything like this before. Would really appreciate
> any help I can get.
> Thanks a lot. Jay.
>
>

glee
07-10-2005, 01:44 AM
Go back to SpyBot, take BackWeb Lite out of quarantine, and the error should go away
when you reboot. Then go to Control Panel> Add\Remove Programs, and uninstall the
Compaq Connections application, or whatever name it lists itself under. It may be
something like Compaq Updates, or similar.

MS-MVP Sharon F. has posted on BackWeb in this very group:
<quote>
Backweb is a mechanism that runs in the background over the internet.

It has been used in many OEM tools to check for updates or technical news
related to the model of computer being used. It has also been used for less
legitimate purposes such as pulling ads (adware).

In both cases, it does not provide essential functions. For example, you
can check a manufacturer's site on your own instead of relying on automatic
background checks. It is safe to disable this from running at startup.
</quote>

Also, have a look here --
Foistware: BackWeb:
http://www.cexx.org/dlgli.htm
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"Jay D" <bd666GET@OUTlafn.org> wrote in message
news:%23MW$KfPWFHA.1468@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>
> Runner Error
> ---------------------------
> Invalid BackWeb application id "Connections"
> ---------------------------
> I'm a new XP user. I don't know what action to take after receiving the
> above error notice.
> Just a short time before getting the error notice, I had used Spybot S. & D.
> and put BackWebLite into quarantine. I got an earlier notice that Compaq
> Connections.exe did not have the required connector. It suggested using
> "-". I tried editing a "-" in between "Compaq" and "Connections.exe" but
> no joy.
> Is there a way bad stuff can be identified and a good substitute put in
> its place? Or, anything anyone can suggest.
> I've never dealt with anything like this before. Would really appreciate
> any help I can get.
> Thanks a lot. Jay.
>
>

Jay D
07-10-2005, 01:44 AM
"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
news:%23xisq0PWFHA.4076@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Go back to SpyBot, take BackWeb Lite out of quarantine, and the error
> should go away
> when you reboot. Then go to Control Panel> Add\Remove Programs, and
> uninstall the
> Compaq Connections application, or whatever name it lists itself under.
> It may be
> something like Compaq Updates, or similar.
>
> MS-MVP Sharon F. has posted on BackWeb in this very group:
> <quote>
> Backweb is a mechanism that runs in the background over the internet.
>
> It has been used in many OEM tools to check for updates or technical news
> related to the model of computer being used. It has also been used for
> less
> legitimate purposes such as pulling ads (adware).
>
> In both cases, it does not provide essential functions. For example, you
> can check a manufacturer's site on your own instead of relying on
> automatic
> background checks. It is safe to disable this from running at startup.
> </quote>
>
> Also, have a look here --
> Foistware: BackWeb:
> http://www.cexx.org/dlgli.htm
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.mspx
>
>
> "Jay D" <bd666GET@OUTlafn.org> wrote in message
> news:%23MW$KfPWFHA.1468@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>
>> Runner Error
>> ---------------------------
>> Invalid BackWeb application id "Connections"
>> ---------------------------
>> I'm a new XP user. I don't know what action to take after receiving the
>> above error notice.
>> Just a short time before getting the error notice, I had used Spybot S. &
>> D.
>> and put BackWebLite into quarantine. I got an earlier notice that Compaq
>> Connections.exe did not have the required connector. It suggested using
>> "-". I tried editing a "-" in between "Compaq" and "Connections.exe"
>> but
>> no joy.
>> Is there a way bad stuff can be identified and a good substitute put
>> in
>> its place? Or, anything anyone can suggest.
>> I've never dealt with anything like this before. Would really
>> appreciate
>> any help I can get.
>> Thanks a lot. Jay
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Thanks to Doug and "glee" for the very informative replies to my cry
for help. Also to MVP Sharon F. for her stuff. Now that I understand re:
Back Web a lot better, I decided I don't need/want it anymore. I had a
little trouble getting Control Panel to uninstall it so I tried doing it
manually. Got most of it but not all of the Compaq stuff, I think. Anyway
I took if off of the Start Up section in MSCONFIG. Not getting the "error"
report anymore! Thanks, again.
Jay D


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