How to resolve error message ‘Package Broken’ or ‘Not a Valid Win32 Application’

The error message ‘Package Broken’ or ‘Not a Valid Win32 Application’ will reflect while installing Avast antivirus.

Follow the below written steps to resolve errors regarding Avast Antivirus setup file

While trying to run Avast 2016 installation, the error ‘Package Broken’ or ‘Not a Valid Win32 Application’ appears if the download is not complete. The best way to fix this issue is, try to download the setup file again.

If these errors appear, with the MD5 checksum utility, you can check the integrity of the Avast 2016 setup file you downloaded, to find out if the file you’ve downloaded is corrupted.

  • To make sure that you have downloaded the Avast 2016 setup file properly which is not corrupted:
  1. Download your Avast 2016 setup file from the its develop site and select the product of your choice:

Avast Premier 2016 | Avast Internet Security 2016 | Avast Pro Antivirus 2016 | Avast Free Antivirus 2016 | Avast Uninstall Utility

After downloading the product, save it to a location your computer in where it’s easy to locate and find.  Your Windows Desktop will be a nice option.

  1. Once you have downloaded your setup file, compare its MD5 hash with the correct checksum utility like a third party MD5 checksum utility:

To check the file for integrity:

 – Run the MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility.

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– Click the Browse button on the right,

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And open the Avast 2016 setup file that you have downloaded.

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 – Below the correct and verified MD5 hash of each setup file are given. Copy the appropriate MD5 hash from the list given below:

Product edition                                                          MD5 hash

Avast Premier 2016                            BA7A1150639261D1AB3E35E3819EDFA7

Avast Internet Security 2016              872BE55115BEEFE9B8B7CE43AA1C6CD0

Avast Pro Antivirus 2016                   CD93BE254B308141435FB372215FA5A5

Avast Free Antivirus 2016                  9430AE7D1DD3805330628CD307BD2B1F

Avast Uninstall Utility                        1CB698757D7C855B2868A6EAF2E55A66

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Now paste it to the Hash field and click the Verify button.

  • If a popup message indicates that the MD5 hash matches, it means you have successfully downloaded the whole setup file and it’s okay to start the installation of any product of Avast 2016:
  1. Avast 2016: Installing Avast Premier
  2. Avast 2016: Installing Avast Internet Security
  3. Avast 2016: Installing Avast Pro Antivirus
  4. Avast 2016: Installing Avast Free Antivirus

In case the popup message doesn’t verify the MD5 hash, then you need to remove the previous setup and download your Avast 2016 setup file once again. Also check the compatibly of the software and software.

Software Products

Avast Premier 2016

Avast Internet Security 2016

Avast Pro Antivirus 2016

Avast Free Antivirus 2016

Compatible Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education

Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise

Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate

Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition

Windows 10 Keeps on Spying on You Even if You Try to Stop it

While booting up Windows 10 for the very first time, you may customize its various settings related to the collection of data and information coming from Microsoft’s servers. Although you can reduce the ratio of sharing the amount of information by stopping your machine from sending typing and speech data, contact and calendar details, location data and even error and diagnostic reports. But unfortunately, you can’t stop it no matter how many boxes you uncheck. Because Microsoft is still collecting information from your machine even if you know it or not.

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It has been noticed in a network traffic analysis, which was related to the telemetry and surveillance features of Windows 10 that this version of Windows spies on the user’s activities. The results came out after analyzing network traffic was troubling. It was observed by a Windows 10 user while setting up a new copy of Windows 10 Enterprise Edition on VirtualBox that Windows 10 had attempted to contact 51 Microsoft IP addresses 5,508 times even though he went through and disabled all three pages of tracking options sequentially.

When he came back, after leaving the computer running for eight hours overnight, he found something prodigious. One the same process was repeated and he left his system for another 30 hours, he noticed that over 112 IP addresses had been contacted. The user again attempted the same experiment with a fresh install of Windows 10 and as well as a third party tool, he came to know that the third party tool is misleading because Windows 10 had contacted 30 IP addresses 2,758 times in the same time frame of 30 hours.

Although it’s written in the end user license agreement (EULA) which you sign while installing Windows 10 that gives Microsoft the legal right to fetch your personal information and data. That may be for good as well, but the only issue is that Microsoft denies explaining why they need this data or how the end users information will be used to improve Windows 10 in any meaningful way. One more damming aspect of the entire discussion is the fact that Microsoft doesn’t provide the complete rights to turn certain tracking features off. All of your activities will be traced no matter which settings you disable or what you do. Microsoft isn’t going anywhere and will spying on you.

How to Fix Installation Incomplete… Error code: #1603, 3002, 0x000

When installing TrendMicro antivirus and it stops between 70 to 100 percent, “Installation Incomplete… Error code: #1603, 3002, 0x000” error message appears on the screen of your computer.

It’s recommended that close all the programs currently running restarting the installer.

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Important Note- It’ll better to bookmark this page or take the print out of this document before proceeding because during the procedure, you will be asked to restart your computer.

Follow the steps below to solve this issue:

Windows XP, Vista And 7

  1. Delete the contents of Temp folder.
  • Click on Start Icon and select Computer.
  • Double-click Local Disk (C:) > Windows > Temp.
  • Delete all the files inside Temp folder.
  1. Delete tmtdi.sys.
  • Click on Start Icon and select Computer.
  • Double-click Local Disk (C:) > Windows > System32 > drivers.
  • Delete tmtdi.sys file.
  1. Run the Permission Tool.
  • Download and install the Permission Tool and save it to your computer desktop.
  • Double-click the Ti_all_win_en_RegKeyFolderPermissionRecover_Tool0001.exe icon to run it.
  1. Run the RegKeyFolderPermissionRecover2.Exe.
  • Download the tool and save it to your desktop location.
  • Double-click RegKeyFolderPermissionRecover2.Exe to run it.
  • When the User Account Control window appears click on “Yes”.
  • When the Module Update window appears, click “OK”.
  • Now to save the changes, restart your computer.
  1. Delete the Trend Micro folder in the following locations:
  • C:\Program Files folder
  • For Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data folder
  • For Windows Vista and Windows 7: C:\ProgramData folder
  1. Delete the Trend Micro registry entries. Do the following:
  • Press the Windows Windows Key + R keys on your keyboard to open the Run window.
  • In the Open field, type “regedit” then press Enter. The Registry Editor window will open.
  • Delete the TrendMicro registry entries in the following locations:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software

Important Note: Always create a backup of all your registry entries; because editing your computer’s registry always carries serious errors and risks on your computer. So before make and applying any changes creates its backup. If you need help, you can view the Help file by clicking Help > Help Topics on the Registry Editor window.

  1. Disable non Microsoft services.
  • Open the Run window by pressing the Windows+ R keys together on your keyboard.
  • Type “msconfig” in the open field then press “Enter”. Now the System Configuration window will open.
  • Click on the Services tab and the checkbox next to Hide All Microsoft Services.
  • Find and disable all non-Microsoft Windows services.
  • Click Apply then OK
  1. Reinstall your Titanium program.

Windows 8 And 10

  1. Delete the contents of the Temp folder then perform the following:
  • Press the Windows + E keys together on your keyboard to open the File Explorer.
  • Double-click Local Disk (C:) > Windows > Temp.
  • Delete all the files inside Temp folder.
  1. Delete tmtdi.sys, do the following:
  • Press the Windows + E keys on your keyboard to open the File Explorer.
  • Double-click Local Disk (C:) > Windows > System32 > drivers.
  • Delete tmtdi.sys file.
  1. Run the Permission Tool.
  • Download the Permission Tool and save it to your desktop location.
  • Double-click the Ti_all_win_en_RegKeyFolderPermissionRecover_Tool0001.exe icon to run it.
  1. Delete Trend Micro folder in the following locations:
  • C:\Program Files folder
  • C:\ProgramData folder
  1. Delete the Trend Micro registry entries. Do the following:
  • Press the Windows + R keys together on your keyboard to open the Run window.
  • Type “regedit” in the Open field, then press Enter. It’ll open the Registry Editor window.
  • Completely remove TrendMicro registry entries in the following locations:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software

Important Note: Always create a backup of all your registry entries; because editing your computer’s registry always carries serious errors and risks on your computer. So before make and applying any changes creates its backup. If you need help, you can view the Help file by clicking Help > Help Topics on the Registry Editor window.

  1. Now reinstall Titanium program.

How to be a Smart Buyer of a Home Network Router

A router is a device which can connect all of your gadgets to the Internet or it can interconnect them also using some software applications. You just need a wireless router if you want to connect any of your devices like computer, tablet, smartphone, etc. to the web. Today you have multiple choices of modern wireless routers. To connect your devices to the web, you need a router which supports 802.11n wireless standard at least as it is the most common version of Wi-Fi. Most of the new communication devices are compatible with this standard.

Home Network Router

Now the next standards are being used and they are dominating the market because they offer a wider range and faster speeds. So it is clear that the most advanced routers will be more expensive than readily available. It is okay to spend extra if you have a high speed connection, but to get the high speed, you don’t need to replace your device. It may be possible that you only need to update its drivers instead of upgrading it. Those routers which are compatible with both 802.11ac and 802.11n standards are also backward-compatible with previous standards like 802.11g and 802.11b, means if you’re using older wireless routers, they will also work according to new standards as well.

So while buying a new router, you should know some basic points if you don’t want to make any mistake. You should know that all routers have more than one port. And to connect your Internet modem, there’s the Wide Area Network port. To connect your wired devices like laptops, computers, etc. there are the Local Area Network ports for connecting wired gadgets. Although most of the routers come with four LAN ports, but a few may have less also. So you need to make sure that how many devices you want to connect to your router, and is that meeting your demands or not.

Security is also a very crucial aspect so you should be well aware of it that you don’t leave your network open to all. If you haven’t protected your network neighbors, hackers and other cyber criminal may use your connection frequency and fulfill their suspicious activities. It is not only risky, but it will also make your connection slow. So make sure that your device favors WPA2 encryption. If you are thinking of buying an old router which supports only the older WEP encryption, then your network is not safe from the cyber criminals. A hacker can easily break this encryption in nothing flat.

Apart from these factors, there are some extra features which may prove you a smart buyer, if consider them as well while buying a network router. These features can make your network fast, secure, and efficient. More routers are of the dual-band variety means they support two different frequencies: 2.4 gigahertz and 5 gigahertz. If your wireless device operates at the lower frequency, i.e. 2.4 GHz, there will more signal interference which can be a reason of limited range and slow speed and if your device operates on 5 GHz, you’ll get a more powerful signal as it’ll bypass noise (interference). Only buying a dual-band router will not solve the interference and performance issues, your wireless gadget should support dual-band 802.11n standard

You should be aware of the fact that wired and wireless gadgets operate at different speeds. Most wireless routers have a maximum speed of 150Mbps, however, there are high-end 802.11n routers also which can give you speed up to 300Mbps. And 802.11ac compatible routers can achieve more than 1 gigabit per second on compatible high-speed gadgets. Apart from WAN and LAN ports, a few routers have USB ports so that you can connect an external storage media or printer. Some routers also have built-in parental controls and safety features like content filtering (it can block malicious contents and websites while surfing the web).

Most of the recent technologies are succeeded by the new advancements and routers are no different. So to stay secure, get high speed, save money and time, you need to aware and attentive. Your responsibility doesn’t end here; it increases as you buy a router.

Jessica is an expert tech writer and work for computer repair service provider company, who writes about technicalities involved with the system’s hardware as well as software and always discuss about latest tips and tricks about virus removal and data recovery services.