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Google Adware on Windows 10 running S mode. Can't remove

Q: Google Adware on Windows 10 running S mode. Can't remove

How do I get rid of googleads.g.doubleclick.net running on a 64GB Acer Spin SP111-33 running in Windows 10 Home S mode? It has hijacked practically every page I go on and is eating up space on my hard drive. I have a limited amount of apps and save everything else to an SD card yet I am almost out of hard drive space. I have tried everything I can think of (I am not a newbie at this) yet can't find a solution. I can't even find where this is hidden since S mode will not allow me to open the registry much less edit it. The only thing that I have found was in system information under start-ups. I don't know if this is suspicious or not but this is what I found -

Program Command
RtkAudUService "c:\windows\system32\rtkauduservice64.exe -background

I can't download any apps outside of S mode to help me with this situation either, so I can't use apps recommended by the Tech Support Guys either unless it is one from the Windows store for Win 10 running S mode. The only thing I can think to do is to reinstall everything and I hate to do that because it will mean having to reinstall all my apps and updates - a process that could take days since I work two jobs and don't have time for that. Any help, ideas, and info you can give to get rid of this (which, according to Microsoft will never happen, supposedly because I'm running S mode), will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Google Adware on Windows 10 running S mode. Can't remove

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Hi,

Hope you can help with my problem. I'm currently getting problems when I run Google in IE on my Windows XP machine. Instead of the search results taking me to where they say they're going, I'm getting a pop-up which takes me to a 'Go.Google.com' page which contains a random advert for something which may be linked to my original search. This only seems to affect the first 10 or so results, after that everything appears normal. I'm also finding that I cannot connect to any website which might help me deal with the problem - McAfee, Lavasoft, this forum. If I try, I'm getting a page unavailable message. If I run in safe mode, I don't get any of these problems. I've run a McAfee scan and an AdAware scan but they don't seem to have fixed the problem. I've also noticed that McAfee Security Centre keeps switching itself off, although I've managed to get it working again every time.

I've run HiJack This - here's the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:27:19, on 20/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\j... Read more

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Hi,

I hope you can help me out. This has been going on for months now, and we still can't remove the adwares off on google chrome.

Please advise if you need some screenshots of the problem itself.

Here's one for example, sorry.

Thank you so much for your assistance.
 

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For months now, my Google search results have all appeared exactly the same no matter what I search for. In the top ten entries there is always a link to ezanga.com, redzip.com, and search.lycos.com. If you click the "cached" version of any of the links they ALL link to http://www.ets.org/toefl/ .

I have run Spybot, Ad-Aware, and CWS shredder. Nothing is found by any of these. I have removed any freeware that I can think of including ITunes, Limewire, Google search bar, etc. through add/remove programs. Nothing seems to help.

I'm not sure if even a HJT log is going to show the problem, but I am more than willing to give it a try.

Thanks

A:Can't find/remove adware hijacking Google search

Please download HiJackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HiJackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit "Scan" and then click on "Save log".
3. Post the HiJackThis.log file here. Do not fix anything in HiJackThis since they may be harmless.

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Hi,

Probably should of come here before I made my problems worse, heh.

I'm running Windows XP professional with service pack 3 on a Dell latitude D620 laptop. The computer is a special deal through my fathers work so I don't have any software CD's including Windows XP and can't use their help desk to fix.

I've been having random and increasingly frequent crashes of my firefox web browser. So I downloaded the free AVG 2011, malwarebytes, spybot S&D, and Ad-Aware to try and clean up the problem.

Malware and Spybot S&D were run and items cleaned up with no problems. Successfully rebooted. I installed AVG and immediately started getting notifications that explorer.exe and winlogon.exe had viruses related to Win32/Patched.FM and Win32/Patched.FL but were "critical system file that should not be removed" so it wouldn't do anything with them. A full scan with AVG 2011 did nothing. Lastly I download Ad-aware today and updated to the latest version. It automatically fixed 7 items (not sure which). I did a reboot to make sure all was well and now windows won't boot up.

I get to the windowsxp loading screen followed by BSOD with the following message:

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

I've tried all options available in F8 menu. All thee safe modes, last known good configu... Read more

A:Windows XP won't boot after running Adware

I'm excited to report that this post is being made from the laptop that wouldn't boot previously.

I read tons and tons of posts from way too many google searches and tried a bunch of different stuff. None of it worked. I read some concerns around replacing the winlogon.exe file due to version differences, especially from CD. But out of frustration I used the recovery center to replace both winlogon.exe and explorer.exe from my family's Dell Windows XP SP3 cd. I made backups before overwriting them just in case.

Welp the computer boot up normally and so far so good...

Now I just need to find out how to install recovery center on the laptop so when I go back home and have no CD again I will be prepared for the next time.

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Randomly every couple of minutes i hear ads and music even with no windows open. I've run task manager and it shows that explorer.exe is showing high pc usage.

Ive tried Norton antivirus, Windows defender, Malwarebytes anti malware, etc. Nothing can detect this.

Please can anyone help. Thanks in advance.

here is my dds.txt:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Danilo at 16:26:00 on 2012-06-16
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2935.1020 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Please HELP! Ghost Audio, Ads, virus/adware running on windows explorer

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Please download aswMBR.exe to your desktop. Double-click aswMBR.exe to run it.
When prompted to download the latest Avast! virus definitions, please choose Yes
Click the Scan button to start scan.
Wait until it says, 'Scan finished successfully'. ( Note - do not select any Fix at this time)
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When you run this tool, remember to choose 'Skip' not 'Cure' if it finds something. We just want a scan, not a fix.

Download tdsskiller.exe and Save it to your Desktop.

Double-click tdsskiller.exe and click 'Run'

Click Change parameters then under 'Additional options' check the 'Detect TDLFS file system' > OK.

Click 'Start scan'.

If no infection is found, click 'Close' and let me know.

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I got this stupid malware problem yesterday, the infamous Windows Warning Message malware, and I had originally run TrendMicro in safe mode and was able to remove about 7 trojans/viruses from the computer. Then I re-ran TrendMicro and was given a clean bill of health. Then when I restarted my computer in regular mode, I was automatically logged off after I typed in my logon password. I then retried to run my PC in safe mode, and I was logged off again. How can I further get rid of this darn virus if I cannot log into Windows to run anything??? Thanks for the help!
 

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Hey anyone who can help...my computer has been a bit slower lately (a bit), and I noticed this issue just now. Applications seem to be running automatically in 32-bit mode on my computer, and I'm really not sure why.

Task Manager shows these programs

chrome.exe *32
Dropbox.exe *32
googletalkplugin.exe *32
jusched.exe *32
mcagent.exe *32
(etc.)

Except some do not have *32 there. I think it's probably important to note that these are from microsoft/drivers.
explorer.exe
dwm.exe
sttray64.exe
taskmgr.exe
taskhost.exe
ApntEx.exe (Alps pointing device driver for windows)
rundll.exe
(etc.)

I don't believe that I've had this problem before now. The only strange things I've done with my computer lately include
-Trying to run backup about 9 times kinda unsuccessfully just because the storage device runs out of space
-Installing "SpeedFan" which at one point gave me a message something like "Don't try to do so-and-so because it may cause system issues"...so I didn't do it.

I also note that at one point, my computer tried to get me to install a 32-bit driver for my graphics card, saying I don't have the most updated version..

Thanks to anyone who can help me out! I really appreciate it...

-Adam
 

A:Apps running in 32-bit mode on 64-bit Windows 7

That looks normal, some software only has a 32bit version so 7 runs it that way.

Speedfan puts a warning window up each time it starts so that's normal too.

The driver thing I'm not sure about, maybe windows updates did it or it could be part of the driver/control Graphics software you have already or a 3rd party driver updater you installed.

If the Graphics are working ok now I wouldn't bother with an update.
 

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Hello all! I am new here, and am hoping that someone can help. Since last Friday ( 9 Jan 15), IE11.0.15 has not been running properly. I am running a Windows 7 x64 system. I noticed this problem after a program I run to access my home server would not load certain plugins. At first, I thought that was where the problem lie, but after attempting to access sites on IE (amazon for example), it loads the page, but doesn't allow me to log in. It displays the normal message, but then stalls. Next I went to windows update, and noticed that no updates completed since that date. I then attempted to run it, and each time I did, it hung while searching for updates. I restarted the computer in safe mode, and noticed that IE functions properly there. Since that date, I have run numerous scanners in safe mode, and disabled installed protection in order to get accurate results. (scanners used: TDSSkiller, combofix, ESET scanner, Panda online scanner, AswMBR, blitzblank, emergency kit scanner, emisoft antimalware scanner, SAS, Malwarebytes, Kaspersky online scanner, rogue killer, JRT, and tweaking.com windows fix. All of the scans came back clean, with the exception of ESET, which said there were some toolbars one of which was related to conduit and some PUPS. I am perplexed because I spent the last two days scanning in safe mode, only to restart normally to encounter the same issue with IE and Windows update. I noticed while viewing scan results that there were numerous entries relating to ... Read more

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Hi there

On a Linux desktop I think the Unity Mode is brilliant -- you can have your Windows apps and menus on a Linux desktop withou any messing around for Wine -- also you only need the actual application to open in the window so you don't need any of Windows desktop backgrounds !!!
Cheers
jimbo

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I am trying to run an older version of Adobe Acrobat in Windows 7, however it is not compatable with the 64 bit OS. I ran across the tutorial on how to run XP mode for software applications that are not compatible with Win 7 OS. I went through the steps, but am getting an error when trying to run in XP Mode. It tells me that i need to enter my BIOS settings upon booting up and enable the option for XP Mode. However when i try to do this, I am propted for a password. I have know idea what it is and am trying to figure out how to work around this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Edit: Email removed to protect member from spam bots. ~ Animal

A:BIOS issue running xp mode in windows 7

Consult the manual for your motherboard/computer to learn how to reset the password.

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G'day guys,

A couple of days ago my windows screen suddenly changed from normal (landscape mode) to 'Portrait' mode - meaning the usual top of my screen page is now running along the right hand side of my monitor - it's like it done a 90% right-hand turn ... (the usual bottom of my screen is now running along the left-hand side of the monitor) ... the mouse sort of went a bit funny (like it felt out of control), then before I knew it, the screen had changed from normal landscape mode to portrait mode...

I don't think it's a virus/malware problem.

For the past couple of weeks my PC has been very very slow to start-up - say maybe takes 5-10mins, then after everything has loaded - seemed to be working fine ...
I did virus & malware scans using Avira/Spybot/SuperAntiSpyWare/MBAM (all latest versions & updated) when it first started the slow start-ups - but no probs detected.

I really didn't have more time to look into the slow start-up problem, and as mentioned before, once everything loaded-up, the PC ( & internet) was running fine - shut-down normal - no probs - no hanging.

I created a system restore point back in early Feb, when Bobbye helped me check-on a suspected 'false' trojan detected by Avira.

* Should I try using a system restore point to get my windows screen back to normal, or, what do you recommend ?

thanks,
Buzz
 

A:Windows XP running in 'portrait' - not landscape mode..

This mode switch should be a part of the Video driver tools or software. Look in the control panel for Nvidia or AMD something, and see if the mode can be changed from there...
 

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Hey guys, I have a strange problem. My laptop, an Asus K53, runs extremely slow after coming out of Sleep mode. If I put it in Hibernate or shut it down then it runs fine after I boot it back up, but if I just leave it sitting or just shut the lid (both of which put it to sleep) then when it boots up it runs extremely slow. Could it be a RAM issue or what?

I can post the specs if needed.

Thanks,
FSG

A:Windows 7 Running Slow After Sleep Mode

Sleep mode stores the running processes in the memory. Therefore when entering out of sleep mode the memory will be slower as it has a lot to process.

How long does the PC stay slow for?

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its my father in laws laptop im not sure what they do on it or what not but everytime i turn the laptop on it says the harware on this computer has been deactivated, warning attempting to bypass or reactive this device without the proper password may result in damage to this system and loss of dada please call your provider for activation information? im confused i tried to go into safety mode and it brings me right back to this orange/red screen with the information highlighted in yellow ive also tried to do a factory reset and still brings me back to this screen. i have searched on the internet and a few things i brought up is saying that its malware? plz help they just paid over 250.00 for this computer and cannot get past this screen, id really appreciate the help and walk thrus tyvm ~Michelle~

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Hi,
This may be right or wrong but I have been told that there is a way of restarting windows with only the basics running(not safe mode). Is this true and if so how is it done?

A:Restarting Windows, No Services Running!not Safe Mode.

See the following Microsoft article:How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state

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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop, about 7 years old, that began freezing up on me yesterday afternoon. I had not installed any new programs or the like when the issue began. I was on firefox, it was working fine one moment, then the next, it froze up.While I was still able to move the mouse cursor around, it was unresponsive to clicking, ctrl-alt-del, etc.I tried re-booting several times, and each time, it would boot up very slowly and work for only a few minutes before freezing again. Given that we had recently had issues with spyware/malware, I tried booting in safe mode and running anti-virus programs (AVG, Super Anti-Spyware and Malware Bytes). AVG found 3 viruses/issues which it removed, but other than that, the scans came up clean. Separately, I had also noticed a DLL error message at boot-up ("C:\Windows\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLCCtime.dll Missing entry: Run DLL entry) - which I am to understand is related to a no-longer-installed Dell printer. So I ran CCleaner to clean the regsitry and removed the Dell printer and drivers through the control panel. Obviously, this did not fix the freezing issue. Subsequently, I tried a system restore back to 9/24, when the laptop was working fine, which also did not work. At this point, I am out of answers and appreciate any help offered. Thanks!

A:Laptop running Windows XP freezes up when not in safe mode

Try a restore, back a couple of days back.

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I ran Tweaking.com Windows Repair AIO to fix a file association problem with Windows Explorer amongst other issues in safe mode like the program recommended on my HP 255 G2 Notebook PC and when my computer restart after the repairs were finished, my display was twice as beautiful, it looks like the screen resolution is twice now than it was prior to the repairs. right click desktop screen resolution still reports the same 1366x768 resolution but I can see at least twice as much, and all the captions on my art photos reflect that, the text is so tiny on it because it it showing all my images at higher resolutions than now in order to read the text, I need to zoom in on those large images when I didn't used to need to because it would show less of the image which made it seem closer up. Firefox, Windows Explorer, Word Processing everything shows more area now after running that program.
 
I request an explanation of why this is. please.

A:Twice the resolution after running Windows Repair AIO in safe mode?

Not Sure ? Upload a Screen Shot for all to see and advise further.

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Hi, my XP mode was working fine until couple of days ago that I got error: " 'XP" could not be started because there are not enough system resources or memory in your computer. You can shut sown other virtual machines or close open application
and try again." I was reading the forum and I saw everyone was able to fix the issue
disabling ?GoogleCrashHandler.exe (64-bit version)? or by disabling "Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google" through Chrome's configuration. But
in my case I'm running 32 bit windows 7 so there is no GoogleCrashHandler.exe running and also I haven't got Google Chrome on my laptop. I have only got internet explorer and Firefox (Chrome is blocked by our IT!). And I have actually got enough
resources on my laptop, I have got 8 GB of RAM and over 65 GB free space on my hard drive.

I would much appreciated if anyone could help me fixing this problem.
thanks

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Have a laptop here that was virus infected. AVG pro removed 157 viruses including trojans. Now windows crashes after windows 7 icon. Restore last setting just runs and runs with no completion. Safe mode gets only so far in loading drivers and then reboots (suspiciously stops at the AVG driver, hangs and reboots). There is no restore disks for this laptop. Is there a way to stop certain drivers from loading during safe mode? Any help or guidance is appreciated.

A:Remove viruses and now windows won't boot regular or in safe mode

Hi.
157 virus? It's seem that avg is not working well or you make something wrong.
Try these steps,in this order,
Advanced Boot Options
System Restore
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Then if its possible remove avg and use this Good and Free system security combination.

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Hi ,
After running a registrey cleaner programme im suddenly unable to boot as normal . Its stuck in a safe mode and now running very very slow . And when starting a game i play BF 2 Its saying that it cant find the initiaslising file ? Although all files appear to be present . Iv run virus checks with AVG , Run Ewido Ani mali spywear remover and defraged it , But still it runs realy slowly . Please can you help me ? thank you in advance for your time and help.
Here is a log report from Hijackthis. Carl.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:47:05, on 06/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2006\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

A:Windows Xp . Stuck in safe mode . Running realy slowly.

Reg Cleaners will easily hose a system...if you have an XP Cd you can run XP repair to restore your system and fix the registry:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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This Windows XP computer shuts down when running Malwarebytes in Safe Mode. This is my problem, this is my concern.A brief history:A few weeks back I mounted an old HD from back around 2003, on it a lil something nasty was laying in wait.---4/14/2012 1:08:29 AMmbam-log-2012-04-14 (01-08-29).txtFiles Detected: 2C:\Documents and Settings\mgk\Desktop\utility\CS3 Master\KG\Keygen.EXE(Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.C:\Documents and Settings\mgk\x.exe (Trojan.KillAV) -> Quarantined anddeleted successfully.---Which put me in the habit of booting up in Safe Mode every so often and running Malwarebytes. All had been well ever since.Then, on 4.25.12 I happened to be at the computer when Microsoft Security Essentials was running it's daily scheduled full scan, caught it alerting me to:---Exploit:JS/Blacole.EYItems: containerfile:C:\Documents and Settings\mgk\Local Settings\ApplicationData\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\3vxp40ra.default\Cache\B\52\DD4E7d01file:C:\Documents and Settings\mgk\Local Settings\ApplicationData\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\3vxp40ra.default\Cache\B\52\DD4E7d01->(GZip)->(SCRIPT0000)---which was quarantined and removed.Now that my ears were perked, I checked the Microsoft Security Essentials logs, I found that on 4.21.12---Exploit:JS/Pdfjsc.AH Items: containerfil... Read more

A:Windows XP computer shuts down when running Malwarebytes in Safe Mode

Reviewing my own post here, I noticed Security Check telling me I have an outdated version of Java running, which is untrue.---Verified Java VersionCongratulations!You have the recommended Java installed (Version 6 Update 31).---as told to me by http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp?jre_version=1.6.0_31&vendor=Sun+Microsystems+Inc.&os=Windows+XP&os_version=5.1And I even used JavaRa to uninstall all antiquated Java files remaining on my HD.Just thought I'd add that, for the record.

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Okay, so I've got two problems here. The first is that my windows keeps randomly deciding not to be genuine. I run notepad or any other default windows program and a box comes up saying windows isn't genuine and gives me a link to go make my windows genuine. I go to the link, (which takes me to a microsoft web page, I don't remember the exact url, but when it happens again, I'll make sure to note it down so I can post it here, if you want) and I download a windows activator program thingy, which then makes my windows genuine again and all's well. I've noticed that, when the problem happens, if I pull up system information (windows key + pause) I see that windows activation status is not available and my windows key is not available, but once I run the activator, then they both go back to normal. It's happened about 4 times, now. It doesn't cause any major issues for me, but it does worry me greatly.

My second problem is really confusing and I've asked a few other computer savvy people I know for help, but none seem to know what's going on. When I try to run any games in windowed mode, or even when I watch movies, I get triangular shapes on the screen. The shapes seems to be sections of the video that lag behind by a frame or two. There's nothing visually there, it's just that sections of the screen seem to lag behind, kind of like when you try to run a game on a really old system that can barely handle it, but the games don'... Read more

A:Issues running programs in windowed mode and windows keeps going non-genuine

Nobody out there that can give me any information?

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Hi,

I followed this guide.

How to Completely Remove a Windows XP Partition From a Dual Boot With Windows 7 | eHow.com

When I got to the part where I had to make partition 2 'active' it said:

"the specified partition type is not valid for this operation"

Windows then failed to boot. So I repaired and it worked, but my XP partition is still there.

Here are my discs:

What should I do? Thank you!

A:Want to remove XP from my Windows 7 Dual Boot...running into problems.

Windows 7 C: partition will need to be a Primary partition.

Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS

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Hello!
I updated Google Chrome Yesterday, and shut down my computer, this morning, I turned on the computer then run Google Chrome, but it ran in Desktop mode, and I didn't find the option of Run in windows 8 mode.

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Hi, I use Google Chrome as my default browser but every time i launch chrome in Windows 8 mode, it starts glitching up.
Google Chrome is set as me default browser.

1. Chrome has no metro icon:

2. When i click Chrome it launches the desktop then Metro Chrome.
3. Metro Chrome has no Chrome logo when launched:
I have tried to reset chrome as my default browser by setting IE as default then chrome again.

Thanks

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RELEVANCY SCORE 45.6

I mistakenly installed Googles task bar  while setting up my new Windows 8.1 computer and would like it gone.

A:I would like to remove the Google task bar from Windows 8.1

IMO use Revo to fully uninstall it.  Down load the free version.  http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

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Hey guys I've checked through some of the tuts and what-not on this forum and still can't find a way to get me out of trouble..
i turned my computer on yesterday (23rd September) and there was an automatic update. Ever since the update my computer has been extremely slow (will take several minutes to open firefox -or anything for that matter). I booted safe mode and it's running fine. I opened up msconfig and did a clean boot but the problem was still there.
It's a fairly new build and I was stupid and forgot to get a virus protection i can't install it in safe mode either..

Can anyone help?
-cheers

A:Explorer running slow in normal mode, fine in safe mode.?

Windows Defender Offline

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Hi All,

Been having this problem since yesterday. Whenever I start up windows, it freezes after a couple of minutes. Tried going into safe mode to run virus scan (Avira and Malwarebytes) but both freeze halfway through scanning and I have to do a hard reset. No idea at all what is wrong with it.

Also find that when I try to open Adobe PDF Reader, it shows this message when I am in normal mode. 'The windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running in safe mode, or if the windows installer is not correctly installed.' Right after that, it freezes. Not sure if that's relevant.
Please help me! Thanks a lot in advance!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:22:47 AM, on 2/4/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
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A:Computer freezes in normal mode after a few minutes and then in safe mode when running virus scans

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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I've been asked by a neighbour to have a look at his pc, I've removed problems using this forum before so I'm hoping you'll be able to help me with this.As soon as the pc's switched on the spyware tool advert pops up and will not go off, I tried starting in safe mode but the pc just restarts and will not boot up in safe mode, just normal mode. I tried pushing ctrl/alt and delete, taskmanager does start after a few attempts and then I can stop the spyware tool program, there are still yellow boxes that appear from the bottom corner by the clock warning of infected files. The dds log and hijack this log is as follows:DDS (Ver_09-11-29.01) - NTFSx86 Run by [email protected] at 8:18:01.54 on Tue 12/01/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.502.135 [GMT -8:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\windows\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\windows\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\windows\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\windows\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin... Read more

A:Spyware tool and slow running, won't start in safe mode. windows XP

Please lock this topic, give up and reloaded windows....

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Hello everyone,
 
Please bear with me here as I attempt to explain all of the issues I'm having with my computer right now. I'll try to explain everything as throroughly as possible, but if you need more information and/or log files to provide a more accurate solution, just let me know.
 
For starters, I am running an HP Pavilion dv6000 series (dv6748us to be exact) with Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) installed. (Service pack 2.) About 6 months ago, I recovered this laptop from what I believe was the conflicker virus (kept redirecting pages, stopped updates and antivirus programs, etc.) and I managed to get Windows Update up and running again. My Help and Support wasn't working though, it was only working in Safe Mode, so I did some research and tried a bunch of suggested fixes (updating the registry, etc) and got that to work again as well. I am not sure if one of the diagnostic tools that I used while fixing Help & Support might have caused the problems I am having now (as I literally tried everything under the sun until I got it to work), but my Windows Update is not functioning correctly again, amongst other things.
 
A couple of weeks ago, I installed some updates and restarted the computer, but the updates didn't finish installing during reboot. It said the usual "Configuring Updates, do not turn off your computer," but never showed percentage complete or anything. It restarted, and when I opened Windows Update, it said the last time I checked fo... Read more

A:Problems with Windows Update, running sfc /scannow, and booting in Safe Mode.

Hi,
 
i had the same problem a couple weeks ago.
 
I was googling so much, but in the end, solution was very simple.
Program tmpFix worked fine for me, and issue was removed.
After download just extract and run START.vbs, then reboot computer and it should be ok.
 
You can download tmpFix from here: http://uptobox.com/o0jx98q3y3ue
 
Cheers

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I am attempting to run a legacy, 16-bit program, P3, on a Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine, hosted by a Windows 7 x64 box. When performing various activities in the program, I receive "P3 caused a General Protection Fault in module WIN87EM.DLL
at 0001:02C6." This occurs on multiple platforms (Core i5, Core 2 Duo).
Based on my research, I have found "The Windows 80x87 emulator library,
WIN87EM.DLL, works at the 16-bit-Windows level
to virtualize the coprocessor among multiple Windows-based applications that run inside the system VM."
It appears to me that, with the Virtual Machine using a Virtualized Processor (not related to the above reference to "virtualized coprocessor") as opposed to an emulated processor, the Virtual Math Coprocessor Device (VMCPD) and/or WIN87EM.DLL
generate an error from the virtualized processor (perhaps they do no recognize it?)
In addition "When the kernel loads an application, it checks to see if floating-point hardware is present. If a coprocessor is not present, the kernel uses the
fixup records to replace the actual floating-point instructions with
Interrupt 3x calls to emulation code in WIN87EM.DLL."
I have found some information that points to "hiding" the math coprocessor from the Virtual Machine, so it doesn't go to the processor. This apparently can be achieved by using a program called WinFloat which includes a tool called HIDE87, which is suppose
to hide the ma... Read more

A:General Protection Fault in module WIN87EM.DLL while Running Windows XP Mode

winfloat was designed for and only runs under the DOS based Windows
like Win3.1, not for Windows XP.
 
You might have to use an older OS like Windows 98 to run your 16-bit
program.
 
 
Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine

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Hello everyone,

Please bear with me here as I attempt to explain all of the issues I'm having with my computer right now. I'll try to explain everything as throroughly as possible, but if you need more information and/or log files to provide a more accurate solution, just let me know.

For starters, I am running an HP Pavilion dv6000 series (dv6748us to be exact) with Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) installed. (Service pack 2.) About 6 months ago, I recovered this laptop from what I believe was the conflicker virus (kept redirecting pages, stopped updates and antivirus programs, etc.) and I managed to get Windows Update up and running again. My Help and Support wasn't working though, it was only working in Safe Mode, so I did some research and tried a bunch of suggested fixes (updating the registry, etc) and got that to work again as well. I am not sure if one of the diagnostic tools that I used while fixing Help & Support might have caused the problems I am having now (as I literally tried everything under the sun until I got it to work), but my Windows Update is not functioning correctly again, amongst other things.

A couple of weeks ago, I installed some updates and restarted the computer, but the updates didn't finish installing during reboot. It said the usual "Configuring Updates, do not turn off your computer," but never showed percentage complete or anything. It restarted, and when I opened Windows Update, it said the last time I checked for u... Read more

A:Problems with Windows Update, running sfc /scannow, and booting in safe mode.

It could be a hard drive problem but you definitely have some corruption. Check Disk - chkdsk

If that doesn't work I would do a repair install. I think that you have exhausted everything else. Repair Install For Vista

As for the restore points it is a good idea to purge them after a virus since it could have infected a restore point.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

When I try to get to google my browser re-directs me to a url with the string webhp in it. The browser is slow and I've read this rootkit virus can cause a lot of problems so I want to remove it. I have a norton firewall and anti-virus installed and malware bytes but apparently they did not stop me from becoming infected. I have updated the definition files for those programs and ran several other programs to try to get rid of this problem to no avail.

Thank you for this forum and for your willingness to help strangers with these nasty viruses.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Run by Terry at 10:55:29 on 2013-01-31
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.5887.3997 [GMT -8:00]
.
AV: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Security Suite *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k Loc... Read more

A:help remove webhp google redirect on windows 7

Hello TerryAK, Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

Finally, please reply using the ADD REPLY button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.Do you have a Usb Flash Drive you can use?1.Download AdwCleanerDouble click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
***Note: Windows Vista and Windows 7 users:
Right click in the adwCleaner.exe and select Click the Delete button.A logfile will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

Our old computer (A Windows XP) went kepoot and my father tried installing a windows XP Quicken onto this Windows 7 computer, but it seems in his failed installation he enabled a Compatibility Mode, since I have noticed these things different with the computer:

Local Disc C: Program Files are no longer (x64) but now (x86) which seems wrong, but I am no computer wizz, but as far as I know it has always been (x64)

Further, when starting up Steam today I got an error stating Compatibility Mode was on and can cause problems. Problem is, I have no idea how Compatibility Mode works, or how to fix it. Instructions that I find online are to remove Compatability Mode on specific programs, but not the whole computer or drive...

Just wondering if anyone can help me return the computer to normal, back to Windows 7 and no Compatibility Mode, since my father gave up on his installation of the Windows XP version of Quicken and bought the new one.
When going to Steam's application and selecting properties then compatibility, there is a checked box to run in Compatibility Mode for Windows Vista, but it is grayed out so I cannot touch it, not sure if that is fine or bad.
Anyway, first thing first is I want to find out if it is bad that all of a sudden my program files are listed as x86 now, and if so how can I change it back. After that, I would like help fixing compatability mode with these various programs.

Thanks for the help

A:Compatibility Mode causing problems, How to remove this mode?

Welcome to the forum.

In 64 bit Windows there is a "Program Files" folder for 64 bit programs and "Program Files (x86)" folder for 32 bit programs. This has always been the case for 64 bit Windows. There is no (x64) folder. I know this seems odd but there are good reasons for it being this way. Do not try to rename these folders.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Ultimate.
My problem is that when I Log In to the Administrator Mode I start seeing many errors pop up.
List of errors:
“Catalyst Contol Centre: Host application has stopped working”
“Input Personalization Server has stopped working.”
“Unable to create Temporary folder. Error5-Access is denied.”
Windows Explorer doesn’t work
In addition to this I can’t get into some applications and they sometimes get errors. I can however get into Internet Exployer but not Firefox. The strange thing is that when I Switch Users and Log into the non administator mode everything works fine. I realized all this was happening when I was trouble shooting a bug in the Adobe software with Adobe technical support. I turns out I can’t fix the Adobe problem until I fix this or so they say.
 

A:Problem running applications in Administrator User Mode in Windows Vista Ultimate.

Hi and welcome to TSG what admin account are you using
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

My mom's computer which runs windows vista was infected by something that malwarebytes couldn't get rid of so I stupidly ran combofix without any guidance (despite the many warnings not to do so). It appears that combofix probably got rid of the trojan/rootkit (an infected copy of afd.sys) but now everytime the computer starts up in normal mode it gives a BSOD about IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Looking at the dump file in BlueScreenView shows ntkrnlpa.exe and raspptp.sys to be the culprits. I am able to run windows in safe mode. I'm not sure how to proceed because I only have one system restore point which doesn't fix anything. Thanks for any help.

A:BSOD in normal windows vista mode after stupidly running combofix without guidance

Never mind, I fixed the problem by replacing afd.sys with the original afd.sys that came with Windows Vista.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

Google sure loves to play the Bully!!
Google To Microsoft: Remove YouTube App From Windows Phone Store






It is the battle of giants and video is at the center of their conflict.

No sooner did Microsoft update its YouTube app for Windows Phone, then Google ? the parent company that owns the popular video sharing service ? issued a cease and desist letter, instructing the software giant to remove the YouTube app from the Windows Phone Store.

Google has demanded that Microsoft remove the app within a week?s time.

?We request that you immediately withdraw this application from the Windows Phone Store and disable existing downloads of the application by Wednesday, May 22, 2013,? the Google letter to Microsoft read.

What is at the core of this matter? The Microsoft YouTube application contains no ads, which Google claimed impacts those content creators that are paid via Google?s partner program. Google further alleges that this is a violation of the YouTube API terms and conditions.

?Content creators make money on YouTube by monetizing their content through advertising. Unfortunately, by blocking advertising and allowing downloads of videos, your application cuts off a valuable ongoing revenue source for creators, and causes harm to the thriving content ecosystem on YouTube,? the letter added. ?We were surprised and disappointed that Microsoft chose to launch an application that deliberately deprives content creators of their rightful earnings, especial... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

Hello everyone in the last two weeks I have been having problems with my windows loading all my programs extremely slowly as well as Google Chrome browser loading a new tab slowly (I have a 100MB internet so it's not that.) I Have ran superantispyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot with none of them showing any viruses. Below is my Speccy information on my specs any help would be greatly appreciated.


http://speccy.piriform.com/results/7...ZNf4MXKCtNGtdA

A:Windows running Slow as well as Google chromes Web pages

I think I may have solved the problem I had both Malware bytes and Spybot premiums running at the same time when I uninstalled Spybot it started working correctly will keep you updated if anything changes.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

Apparent Google Redirect virus on Windows 7, have tried Malwarebytes, spybot, microsoft essentials, mcafee, etc. System has showed clean on all programs, but I'm redirected consistently when using Google search. Please help!

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by office depot at 20:11:06.85 on Wed 01/05/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2812.1628 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:Google Redirect on Windows 7 not found on any programs I've tried running!

Hello mags83 and Welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please be patient with me during this time.

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I'm helping a friend online with this problem. The virus is so nasty, that it actually penetrates through on safe mode (giggity!). She was in safe mode, after running iexplorer.exe version of RKill; proceeded to run malware bytes. As it was running, the system just shut down on its own. The laptop probably ran out on battery life.....but the same thing happened in safe mode again after she got it plugged in. We're trying in normal mode, iexplorer.exe version of rkill and running the scan again to see if it does the same thing. I'll post again if that fails...which I hope it doesn't, but just to ask, anyone else experience this problem?

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Well, were should I start. This all happened on August 30 Sunday, I had finished downloading a program packaged in a rar file. I unrared that file to take its contents out(which included the program and its "crack" file). Everything in the computer running smoothly still. Installed the program(FL Studio), and tried to open the crack, but the Data Prevention in vista stopped me. So I open up my Firefox, internet still working after I installed the program(I may be wrong, probably opened it before I installed it), anyways. I go online to see if the person that provided this program had instructions and he/she didnt. So I right away remembered "oh yeah the data prevention thing, all I gotta do is add to the allowed programs and it should work." So I exactly did that with the crack, I added it to the Data prevention to allow to run. So I double click on the crack, and then I click on the "crack this or crack" w.e it was, and it told me couldnt find the program it needed to crack,so then it says find the program and I click yes. I browse through my folders find FL studio and crack it. After I did that my internet connection no longer worked, like something was blocking it. Spent countless hours trying to figure this out, even uninstalled FL studios and still it didnt work, Firefox and IE opened up find, just something was blocking my internet connection. So I decide to restart my comp after I had uninstalled FL studios. And bleep just got wor... Read more

A:Windows Police,Desote.exe ,Google Hijack,Only able to us Internet in Safe Mode

SanSan,

I just got finished fixing this virus on one of my co-workers pcs.

1. Start winodws in 'safe mode with networking'
2. Download (http://www.winhelponline.com/exefix_xp.com) to desktop
3. Remove the following files:
C:\WINDOWS\svchast.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dddesot.dll
(If it wont let you remove them.... pull up taskmanager and make sure to stop all processes of Desote and Svchast. Then try again)

4. Do a search in the C:\WINDOWS directory for 'desot' and delete anything that comes up.
5. With desote removed you will not be able to run any .exe files. The association to .exe in your registry was hi-jacked. Run the 'exefix_xp.com' file that you saved to your desktop to fix the registry issue.
6. Reboot

When finished run any antivirus/trojan software detection software you might have to clean your system up.

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Hello,I have numerous pop ups every time I start the internet. I have run a number of different virus scan and adware programs and have been told I have the following infections Adware.MaxSearch, Adware.SurfSidekick, Adware.PurityScan and Trojan.Adclicker. However, when I follow the instructions to clean any of these infections I do not have any of the files listed in the instructions or any of the registry values associated with them. I have attached the hijack this log, this is my first time posting so I apologize if I have done anything incorrectly.Thank you for you assistance.Denise Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:52:26 PM, on 21/03/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchosts.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus... Read more

A:Numerous Adware Issues Adware.maxsearch, Adware.surfsidekick, Adware.purityscan

Hello neecy22 and Welcome to BC!Please read this post completely, it may make it easier for you if you copy and paste this post to a new text document or print it for reference later.Please move HijackThis to it's own folder. We will not be able to fix your computer correctly and restore backups if you don't follow this directive.Create a folder for Hijackthis on the C: drive called C:\HJT. You can do this by going to My Computer then double click on C: then right click and select New then Folder and name it HJT. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temp\Locate HijackThis.exe and right click on it, select cut, right click in the folder you just did create and select paste. Do the same for the backup folder.Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.This program is for XP and Windows 2000 onlyDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.Update AVG AntiSpyware ... Read more

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I'm using the trial version of Win 7 Enterprise and run in user mode.

When I installed Google Chrome, I was expecting a prompt requesting my admin ID password. This did not happen and Chrome just installed itself. The same was seen when I installed the Picnik extension for Chrome.

However, when I installed Flash 10.x, I was prompted for my admin password.

I'm just wondering if someone might know why I didn't get the admin password prompt for Chrome? It concerns me because I wonder what else could be installed while running in user mode.

Thank you

A:Running in User Mode vs Administrator Mode

Administrative password is required for programs etc, that can effect the perfomance of the computer. Chrome a browser, just affects the one user. Quite a difference.
Delete that one account Chrome is history.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 43.6

This was done successfully in Windows 10 for Google Chrome browser.
 
 
The normal shortcut icon as installed: Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
Shortcut path: C:\Users\Public\Public Desktop
The name on this desktop shortcut is "Google Chrome"
 
 
Processed tried for creating another desktop shortcut icon for Google Chrome:
Open File Explorer
Go through path to the item C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Right-Click this chrome.exe item or file
Chose Send To..., and within the choices there, chose Desktop(create shortcut)
The new desktop shortcut on the desktop has on its own, the name, "chrome - shortcut"
Shortcut path: C:\Users\Admin\Desktop
 
 
Making the new shortcut into incognito:
Right clicked the desktop shortcut icon just made
Click Properties
Target field is already highlighted.  Press keyboard right-arrow button, press spacebar one time, type the word 'incognito'  but not use any quotation marks, click Apply and Ok.
 
 
The new shortcut to google chrome with the Target adjusted was tested and will open Google Chrome directly into Incognito mode.
 
 
Only thing now to do is try to rename the new icon to mention "incognito" and see if this desktop icon still works.

A:Adding new desktop shortcut icon for Google Chrome in Incognito mode on Windows

This is the same method described in the link I posted here.  I don't see any difference in the method you described above.
 
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Why start a new thread?  Why didn't you simply post the above to the thread you already started?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 43.6

I received the svchast.exe/Windows Police Pro virus, which redirects my search results to ads, and slows down my internet activity. I ran Combofix and MalwareBytes, and both found some and cleared out some files, however I still have the re-direction virus but no more tracks of the virus to remove. Help!



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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:04:21 PM, on 10/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
E:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
E:\xampp\apache\bin\httpd.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
E:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exe
E:\java\bin\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
E:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
E:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
E:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LgDevAgt.exe
E:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exe
E:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
E:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
E:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
E:\Program Files\NBC Direct\DirectPlayerCore.exe
E:\WINDOWS\syste... Read more

A:Google Re-direction/svchast.exe/Windows Police Pro virus (Found, cannot remove)

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


A Reminder....

As seen in Post #2 of our sticky topic 'NEW INSTRUCTIONS Read this Before Posting For Malware Removal Help'

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Why we don't ask you to run ComboFix from the onset

As stated by the author of ComboFix:

ComboFix is a very powerful tool which when improperly used may render your machine to a doorstop.

We first need to verify if there's any rootkits present and how they could affect our tools. DDS & GMER are preliminary scans. We use their logs to ... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 43.6

I received the svchast.exe/Windows Police Pro virus, which redirects my search results to ads, and slows down my internet activity. I ran Combofix and MalwareBytes, and both found some and cleared out some files, however I still have the re-direction virus but no more tracks of the virus to remove. Help!


DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Luke at 22:31:46.85 on Tue 10/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_10
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.865 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
E:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
svchost.exe
E:\xampp\apache\bin\httpd.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
E:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exe
E:\java\bin\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
E:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
E:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
E:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LgDevAgt.exe
E:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exe
E:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
E:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
E:\Program Fi... Read more

A:Google Re-direction/svchast.exe/Windows Police Pro virus (Found, cannot remove)

Since last night when I made this post, I received what I believe to be a new virus, where a few minutes after loading Windows, I received a error message and a message saying my Computer was being shut down, because of a "dcom server process launcher" and it was authorized by "nt authority\system".

Because I couldn't even keep my computer on for long, I once again ran Combofix.exe, and it seemed to clean up everything, as now my computer no longer receives that message and my google results are no longer redirected.

However, I think I still have remnants of it, because I cannot access my Add/Remove Programs, that is, I open the program however my program list will not load. Please help get totally rid of this virus!

I ran DDS tool again (after running combofix today), and am reposting the logs.
Looking forward to your response, and thank you




DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Luke at 16:10:29.92 on Wed 10/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_10
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1264 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
E:\xampp\apache\bin\httpd.exe
E:\Program File... Read more

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