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Q: Computer stuff

Heyyy I need help so my computer just will let me bring up a web page it says this page has a eorr

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Preferred Solution: Computer stuff

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


A friend asked me to help clear up his computer, I see a lot of junk on the computer but nothing henious. I;d like to some help however in clearing this computer up. I attached the logs needed.

A:Computer infected with stuff. Possibly slowing down computer.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Remove the programs in bold using the Add/Remove programs applet.FileParade bundle uninstaller (HKLM\...\FileParade bundle uninstaller) (Version: - FileParade) <==== ATTENTIONIB Updater Service (HKLM\...\WNLT) (Version: - ) <==== ATTENTIONIEËÑË÷ÖúÊÖ (HKLM\...\TXIEHlp) (Version: - ÌÚѶ¹«Ë¾)iLivid (HKLM\...\iLivid) (Version: - Bandoo Media Inc) <==== ATTENTIONInternet Explorer Toolbar 4.7 by SweetPacks (Version: 4.7.0008 - SweetIM Technologies Ltd.) Hidden <==== ATTENTIONMovies Toolbar for Chrome (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.) (HKLM\...\ilividmoviestoolbardlaGC) (Version: - APN LLC) <==== ATTENTIONMovies Toolbar for Internet Explorer (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.) (HKLM\...\ilividmoviestoolbardlaIE) (Version: - APN LLC) <==== ATTENTIONSearch Protect (HKLM\...\SearchProtect) (Version: - Conduit) <==== ATTENTIONSupreme Savings (HKLM\...\Supreme Savings) (Version: - 215 Apps) <==== ATTENTIONUpdater (HKLM\...\{D54E3D9F-FEB8-4D2D-A138-B69A5C80080B}) (Version: 2.6.53 - Creative Island Media, LLC) <==== ATTENTIONValueApps (HKU\S-1-5-21-4184212964-1714899893-2956565546-500\...\ValueApps)... Read more

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I have a windows xp, thinging of a newer model, how in the world could I move all pics ect
to the new computer, without leaving stuff on computer. TY so much. Wish I had the brain
power thats on this site. I am 76, what a wonderful site that you have, for sure a lot of older people will be trilled to find this little goodie, I am going to spread this good news to
all users that I know. Again thank you all littlejay2

A:Solved: transfer all my stuff from old computer to new computer

One easy way, is to copy the files you want to save from the old machine to a flash drive and then copy from the flash to the new pc. A CD will do the same if you have burning capability on the old machine

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I'm running Windows XP, and everytime I try to delete stuff off my desktop, I get an error that says my hard disk is full (it isn't) or is locked (it isn't). Furthermore, my validation keeps failing (the OS was loaded from the factory), I can't run some programs (Windows Media Player, QuickTime, HijackThis, maybe a few others), and the computer takes eons to start up. Can someone help me out here? I'm about ready to throw the computer into the wall and go Office Space on it.

A:Help desperately needed (can't delete stuff, validation keeps failing, other stuff)

Check out this page on Microsoft Validation..


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I'm not really computer savvy. Could someone explain to me a easy way to fix my blue screen thing and to find my mini dump folder. Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place I'm sort of new at this

A:Help. New at this computer stuff. Can someone help

Start here mate:


And the Crashes and Debugging forum is the right section for it.

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I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 and I have been on here before to try to get it fixed and I pretty sure it is past the point of fixing so I am going to get a new one but I was wondering if there is anyway to get it to go on to get my important files off of there. It is stuck in a restart loop so i cannot get it to the main screen. I just have some many pictures and other things off of there I need. If someone could help me out I would appreciate it. I know I have a few viruses that have infected my cd drive and everything else we tried reformating it last time but that did not even help. Thanks!

A:Help getting stuff off my computer

<<I know I have a few viruses that have infected my cd drive and everything else we tried reformating it last time but that did not even help.>>

Well...that bothers me. If you reformatted the hard drive...that should have taken care of malware...so I don't know exactly what you did.

Assuming that there are no malware concerns and the hard drive has no problems...the easiest way to move data files would be simply to connect the hard drive as a secondary drive to any system...and move desired data files to another system, another drive, or removeable media.

When doing that, you will probably have to take ownership of any files which are included under Docs/Settings (My Docs, My Music, etc.).

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421


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I'm new so don't know if this is the correct area to ask this, but I have too much "stuff" on my computer and would like someone to tell me what and how to delete safely. I am using a Dell Dimension 3000, Windows XP and everything keeps "locking up." One of the main problems I have is that I had a free virus program (EZArmour) and it expired. I tried to download another free one, and it said that I couldn't because McAfee was still on it. I looked for McAfee in my programs, but couldn't find it. Then I proceeded to try to download 3 or 4 other free virus programs and now none will run, they all are causing the others to lock up and I have a real problem. I am a photographer and do a lot of photo editing, so don't want anything related to this deleted, but I would like to just have all the "crap" taken off and someone to tell me what free program I can use that is good and won't cause things to lock up.

I have run a Hijack file and am posting it below. I appreciate any help you can give me.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:18:00 PM, on 8/29/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky ... Read more

A:I have too much STUFF on my computer...HELP!

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I was playing a Flash game with my son recently when I had about 30 little windows pop up as my Firefox closed. All of my icons were hidden and a fake Windows Virus Removal program began to run. I was able to delete the program, I think. But, my browser is hijacked. I can't use Firefox. I can't install programs. I have to paste every link into my IE address bar because of the hijacker. Without being able to install anything, I can't use Malware Bytes or anything to try to fix it.

Any help you guys could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Really Bad Stuff Going on With Computer

Boot into safemode with networkingDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Operating system - Windows XP
Internet Browser - Mozilla Firefox
Improved Dell Dimension 3000, with better graphics card, different motherboard. 512mb ram, 3GHz processor

I recently removed some stuff which got into the computer. This was 3 little icons in the running programs tray (in the bottom right hand corner of the screen - cant remember the proper name.) All i had to do was go into Add/Remove programs, and it was there. However, one icon still remains. It looks like a red circle, with a black circle inside that, then inside the black circle there is a yellow exclaimation mark. It occasionally pops up saying "your system is infected" or "critical system error" or something like that, and even if i close the speech bubble, it still links me to some website which may or may not have anything to do with virus protection.

This problem doesnt show up on either of my anti-virus programs (AVG free and Ad-Aware)
Any help greatly appreciated, thanks =]

A:got rid of some stuff on my computer, but there still seems to be more...

Is there some reason you did not reply to your other thread?


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Not sure if this is the right forum, but anyway; I'd like to get some data off an old PC (circa '98, running Win95). No internet, no network, no cd-writer, no USB. what are my options?

A:Getting stuff off an old computer

You'll need to find a motherboard that has support for 2 or more ide hardrives... then plug it in...

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Like you know how people take videos of games they play and feed it into their PC so it is on there? What do I need... and what kind of stuff is possible? Could I transfer a tape from a VCR? A DVD? Or just games? Give me all the information you can because I know nothing about any of this.

How expensive would this be? I hope not too much... If it is something that is selling software with it, but thats what makes it expensive, tell me the way to get it without the software so it is cheaper. I have plenty of video editing programs and stuff, I just need to get the stuff there.

A:So give me URLs, names of products, stuff I need to get stuff from TV to PC...

I believe the name of what I am looking for is a capture cable, that takes whatever is displayed on the screen and saves the video on the computer.

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So first of all let me be detailed as possible. I leave my computer on 24/7. I do this very often and i leave for a few days at a time with no problems. I left it for 2 days this past week and just got home last night. My monitor had a blackscreen and wouldn't respond to anything so i reset my computer. When my computer came back it first had the error of my computer has changed very much and i must re-register windows. But it wouldnt do it via normal boot so i had to do it in safe mode. and i ran very slowly.

I solved that problem and when i went back into normal boot my sound wouldnt work so i found the driver for that and fixed that then i got a random unknown thing for a psedo device which got solved by downloading a driver from my motherboard cd.

Then i went through and upgraded the drivers for a few things that were very outdated and installed a xp security patch that microsoft decided i needed.

Now the problem is my computer is running very slow and Firefox won't open up at all windows explorer which i barely ever use works ok it doesn't seem to be having any problems.

I've done the panda online scan but it freezes after about 30 minutes or so im not sure if its a virus or such. So i downloaded the actual panda trial version for 30 days and scanned my computer the first time i almost was done then it froze up took about 7 hours to scan my whole computer with around 300 infections. So i went drive by drive and swept them and that seemed to work. After th... Read more

A:Slow computer / Other stuff

Bump - it's been more then 3 days/72 hours

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Here is my dream which I know will never happen but I want to try again. I never want to give MS another nickle of my cash. I want to create a computer that I can run Windows on when I have to, and use a flavor of linux for as much of my computing as I can.

You may think that this is easy but my experience is that once windows writes to c:\ the install begins to degrade. I can partition drives and such and have run multiple copies of windows (but now I wonder if I was nuts). I can do most things with a computer with direction.

I would also willingly give up MOST of the fake out MULTITASKING that windows claims to do but really doesn't. I just would rather finish a task that have windows running around splitting task up and then not doing any of them correctly.

I am working up a plan for the lay out of my computer, finding needed drivers for linux, and figuring out what to keep and what to trash.

I think the first thing that I need to do is figure out exactly what I am working with. I like PRINTED MATERIAL because I have to refer back to it often. So with that in mind I ask you the following:

How can I get a list of the following on my computer that is running Win XP:
The make and model number of my computer
A list of all the Windows stuff like updates and SP in use
A list of all programs on my computer
A list of the hardware on this computer
A list or print out of the settings on this computer
Any other list you think might be handy to have

Thank you.

A:Getting a print out for all the stuff on my computer

I think this is what you are after
Belarc Advisor

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I've tried everything. Spybot S & D is getting locked up trying to scan my computer. AdAware finds dozens of files but they won't come off my computer...I reboot and they are still there. Here's my log...obviously I am not clearing something off. I've had alot of spyware...the latest being the look-today one.

Here's my log...Help me, as I am desperate

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.5
Scan saved at 1:56:46 PM, on 6/6/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.my.yahoo.com/
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A:Can't get this stuff off my computer..hijack log, help..

Configure Ad-aware like this and then scan.

Make sure you have all the Critical Updates and Service Packs from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com


Get, install, update and run free Ad-aware (and its HexDump plug-in) from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

First in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now and download the latest reference files.

Make sure the following settings are made and on -------ON=GREEN

From main window :Click Start then Activate in-depth scan (recommended)

Click Use Custom Scanning Options' then click Customize' and have these options selected: Under Drives and Folders put a check by Scan Within Archives and below that under Memory and Registry put a check by all the options there.

Now click on the General button in that same window make the button 'red' next to, 'Automatically quarantine objects prior to removal; Automatically save log file should be green and Safe Mode should be green.' Under the the Tweak button , Under Scanning engine select: Unload recognized processes during scanning and under Cleaning Engine select: Let windows remove files in use at next reboot.

Click proceed to save your settings.

Now to scan just click the Next button.

When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it.(Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and click Next)

Restart your computer.

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Whenever i try it says some crap like "Make sure the file is not write protected" or "The file is already in use".. And i go through change the properties and they just change right back. It's quite annoying.

Your help is appreciated

A:I can't delete stuff off my computer.

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I went to this site that was recommended http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/index.html

and ran the start up list 1.52 program. Can anyone help me from here and tell me what i dont need and what to do next ?



opps forgot the list here it is.
StartupList report, 3/13/2003, 5:41:34 AM
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\Jolene\Local Settings\Temp\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)
* Using default options

Running processes:

C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDEngine.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPDCLNT.EXE
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A:what is all this stuff running on my computer

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:33:55 PM, on 10/29/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exec:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Brmfrmps.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEc:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norto... Read more

A:Lots Of Bad Stuff On My Computer Help Please

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum melton2525 My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.If you have previously downloaded ComboFix,please delete that version now.Now download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Click on Start/Run,copy and paste the following bold text into the 'Open:' space,then press OK:"%userprofile%\desktop\combofix.exe" /killallCombofix.exe will start,please follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/hang. Do NOT post the ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt unless I ask.*NOTE*In case your Antivirus or any other realtime scanner is displaying an alert after you downloaded Combofix or while you use Combofix,please disable your scanner and redownload Combofix again.Some scanners may see some combofix related components as suspicious and block or delete them while there's nothing wrong with them.Also post a new Hijackthis log please.

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I already used disk cleanup to clean up my computer of junk. But is it possible to delete even more unnecessary files? I heard that after installing Win 10 that there are some installation files that can be further deleted. Do let me know.

A:Can I Delete More Stuff from My Computer??

Yes, leftover installation files and logs, error reports, dump-files, earlier updates that have been superseded and previous restore points can all be deleted using Disk Clean-Up - but only if you click its 'Clean up system files' button.

To delete all but the latest restore point, look on the 'More options' tab in Disk Clean-Up. This can release several GB of used space.

Depending on what Disk Clean-Up finds, you may see 'windows update clean-up' and 'previous versions of windows' (if you've just done an upgrade) listed. These will not be ticked by default. You have to deliberately select them. Note that if you delete the old windows version you won't be able to roll back any more.

The caches for Edge and IE will be cleaned up under 'temporary internet files', but if you use other browsers it can't clean them. You have to go into the browser itself and use its own options to clear its cache.

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Ok... It will be easier if I just posted my "Hijack this" log. Could you just please tell me what to remove? I don't know what to do. I have the your-searcher thing along with popups, and every thread tells me to download something new. Can you please just give me a simple answer? Thanks.
So here it is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:24:03 AM, on 6/6/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\ogbnno.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\ogbnno.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = ... Read more

A:I'm new to this stuff and my computer is a mess...

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Another stupid question from me

I just got a new laptop because my old one had a hardware problem that was completely unsolvable. Now, I have to upload all my files (about 20GB) from my desktop computer to my laptop using just a 4GB thumb drive and transfering 3 1/2 GB at a time.

Question is, how can I be sure my stuff on my desktop is completely clean? Would just a scan with Malwarebytes do on the desktop before throwing stuff on the thumb? I ask because my sister used my desktop over the week for some ridiculous MySpace game (that she just had to do, almost like a junkie needing a fix. Who uses Myspace anymore?) and she disabled Firefox Adblock and NoScript just 'cuz and I found some tracking cookies that wouldn't of been there if she didn't disable things.

Also, is there a faster way to do this than with a small thumb drive without buying a larger thumb drive or external drive? The desktop runs XP and the Laptop runs 7. It'll take at least two hours to move all this and make several trips back and forth with the thumb.

A:Transfering stuff from one computer to other

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Ok so I have sold off everything I could of my last system.
Just got my g.f. a new laptop, and she wants to dump the old PII machine she was rocking.
Built my mom a new desktop, and now I got this IBM Aptiva with a K6 (?) hanging around...
Where can I get rid of/donate this stuff?

A:Solved: where to get rid of old computer stuff

Check your local school/ community center/library/retirement center. One of them would probably be glad to have it.

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Hi everyone, hope you can help me.I feel like my computer is totally hijacked. Basically the symptoms are:Sometimes new tabs open when I'm browing in Firefox with like ads or searches or contests that I wonMy Comodo gets an Error 113 when it tries to updateWindows Update doesn't workGoogle Chrome doesn't connect to any sites at all (unrelated?)Lately I've been finding all kinds of viruses on my computer. Here's some of the antiviruses and stuff I've been using:Comodo 3.13.121240.574Ad-Aware 8.21 up to datein quarantineWin32.Trojan.MonderSuperAntiSpyware 4.34.1000 up to datein quarantine:various Vundo variantsRogue.Agent/Gen-NulloTrojan.RootKit/GenUnclassified.Oreans32Trojan.Agent/Gen-CryptHackTrojan.Unknown Originvarious tracking cookiesMalwareBytes 1.44not finding anythin

A:Computer hijacked and stuff

Wow I'm getting "the connection was reset" errors when I press add replyTrendMicro HouseCallnpjp160_16~ Threat: HIDDEN FILE Type: Rootkits Action: Fixed at restartMicrosoft Malicious Software Removal Toolquick scan finds nothingSpyBot Search and Destroy last detection update 3/17/2010SpyBot couldn't install earlier today because it would time out when trying to download stuff but since the TrendMicro scan it works for some reason. Just now it found a bunch of cookies andregistry thingies:Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.AntiVirusOverrideMicrosoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.FirewallBypassMicrosoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.FirewallOverridetrojan entries:Virtumonde.atrVirtumonde.stnjust "fixed" all these..windows update still doesn't work and comodo updater got to like almost 40% but failed as welleset downloadable scanner thingydidn't find anything a week ago- - -The other day found inawiges.dll in startup.. deletedToday I found a weird startup entry or running process that was like 3 character comodo firewall exe [comma] 6 character virus-like .dll, removed itJust did a system restore to January. COMODO update and windows update still don't work. Haven't seen a new ad tab yet..I've been running all these scans and weird stuff is starting to happen.lately my sound will stop working after a random number of hours, and once after I fixed some problems my computer wouldn't even boot. I forgot how I solved that..Here's the ... Read more

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All i want is a computer that plays videogames well, doesnt need to be perfect or over the edge, just look nice and play nice.

My vid card only takes AGP and PCI no PCI-E, I currently found the ram i want to buy so thats out of the way, so i need to concentrate on a videocard but now it says i may need a higher PSU but i dont know what to get or what to do what is a nice agp video card that runs nicely and a nice PSU to buy to go along with it? Incase you need to know my comp is a gateway model 510 2009447

A:This computer upgrade stuff is B.S

Choices for an agp card are getting somewhat slim. Here is a 2600pro that should do the job for you. As far as a pw supply, this FPS unit would be fine.

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Hello all,

I have some pop ups that started showing up on my computer after being clicking on a link to a questionable site. Now, my homepage has changed to some search screen (similiar to google), I have a few new entries in my favorites list that I can't get rid of, and it's a royal pain in the butt. Here is my HJT log. Hopefully someone might walk me through what to do.

Thank you all in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:10:55 PM, on 9/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\BELKIN USB Wireless Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\BELKIN USB Wireless Monitor\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\BELKIN USB Wireless Monitor\InfoMyCa.exe
C:\Program Files\X3watch\x3watch.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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A:Help! I have some stuff on my computer I can't remove!

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I got a brand new computer. it has a amd dual core processor, gig of ram and all the stuff that should make this thing soar. Im not using nearly any memory. i turned off my firewall but i still get a freeze when my download starts and completes. i have a problem with streaming media player based streams and all kinds of little twitches. It takes like 30 seconds to save a picture. Im runnin a real version of xp. using firefox as a browser, using ad munch, spysweeper, and trend micro pc cillin.

A:Very new computer slow at stuff

What firewall did you turn off?

0 > when did the problem seem to be begin? Have you ever tried using System Restore to correct it?
1 > is it very slow to boot up?
2 > do programs open slowly?
3 > does the same behavior occur both offline and on?
4 > does it matter how long the system has been on, and does a restart improve things?

Slow performance issues can often be due to overheating, so if the system is faster after it has been shutdown for a while and then restarted -- that would be especially suspect. To check for possible problems here, shutdown, open the case and blow out any accumulated dust. Then turn it
on and check to see that the fan is working. Sometimes it helps to physically clean the fan.

If a laptop, check to see that the vent is clear of dust and verify the fan is working. Temps and fan speed can usually be monitored with SpeedFan (except on Dell desktops), a free utility.

5 > if you do a ctrl-alt-del, do any processes show excess cpu usage, other than System Idle Process?

6 > If you open the Device Manager (run devmgmt.msc) and select the entry for IDE ATA/Atapi and select the Primary IDE > Advanced Settings, does it say the "current transfer mode" is DMA or PIO?

If it says PIO, first ensure "Use DMA if Available&#8221; is selected, then select the driver tab and uninstall the driver and reboot. Then check again.

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My "mouse" acts like it has a mind of it's own. All of a sudden it will, after i move it go all over and "things" like the clock, or whatever will "pop" up. I don't open attachments from people I don't know, and really don't "surf" the internet much. I found something that looked strange in c drive. Ihave avg free, but it didn't pick up anything, but seems like it just scans part of the computer.

Anyway there was something called country pickers that I could not uninstall. I found that the following was put on the computer on 4-29-06 1PHPH, 1kb PHfile on the next lines were flastun.ffl FFL file then another line ffastun0.ffx FFXfile, next line ffastun.ffa FFA on the next line ffastun.ffo FFO. Using word pad to open the 1PHPH said it was Country Pickers03. I don't have a clue what that is.

1. I was going to try to delete the items I mentioned. However, I didn't know if that was something important to the operation of the computer, is it?

2. Is this the thing that's causing the problem.

3. I don't even remember being on the internet or doing anything with the computer at the time these programs or whatever got on C drive.
Thanks for any help!!!

A:Strange stuff going on with computer, HELP!!

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I am running windows 7 on my own personal laptop. Recently I've noticed that certain actions are denied (requiring admin rights)... but I am the only admin user on the PC (confirmed when I look in user accounts) so I don't understand this.
For e.g. when I try uninstalling dropbox I get the following message:
"Dropbox was previously installed by an administrator; upgrading requires administrator rights"
Or I just tried deleting a directory from within Matlab and got a similar message.
Any ideas?
Thanks for any help

A:Don't have permission to do stuff on my own computer?

Right click the program, and click Run as Administrator.  That's what I do.

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Can someone please reccommend which software to use to move files from and old (ten years) to a new one?

A:moving stuff from old computer to new one

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My computer isn't acting strangely, aside from being a little slower than usual, but my virus scanners all find these things that they cannot apparently get rid of. I figured you guys could help me clean things up.

Here's the log from HiJackThis:


Originally Posted by HiJackThis

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WMP54Gv4.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\ControlPanel\VersionCueCS2Tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1136348715\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Got some stuff in my computer, help would be appreciated!

Anybody? Just a little help maybe?

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So here's my deal.
Somehow I got two Windows Xp on my computer. I don't know how but I am able to choose which one to go to when the cpu starts up. The top one I usually use for the internet and misc. while I use the bottom one for video editting. It has worked for me just fine for almost 2 years. I have had minimal problems.
But, just the other day I was restarting my computer the appropriate way to log onto my other windows. The next thing I know my monitor doesn't even read the fact that it should be turned on. The monitor acted like it was in sleep mode. I fiddled with the wires and restarted both the monitor and cpu a few times. The monitor would said there was nothing plugged in for a breif second and then go back to sleep mode. I finally decided to give it a while and turned it all off.
I came back a day later and turned it on and everything was working fine. I decided to resart and get on my other windows and the same damn thing happened. I turned it off and came back an hour later and got on the Windows I wanted to get on and it acted just fine. It wasn't but about 10 minutes into and the cpu completely froze up. I restarted and went back to that same windows and it took about 20 minutes before it froze again. I restarted yet another time and then the monitor did the thing again where it slept.
So today I brought a different monitor in to make sure it wasn't the monitor. Thankfully, it's not beacuse it did the same thing. Now within... Read more

A:Computer freezing and stuff

Before you go any further, I'd suggest throwing your hard drive in a friends computer and backing up your stuff. I'm thinking it could be a heat problem, at least to start. When it goes into sleep mode, do the fans still run? Do you have a PC speaker in your case, does it make any noise? Try and download the drivers you are missing and drop them in when you hook it up to a friends computer. This is just a shot in the dark however, it could be a hardware issue...

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Hey Guys!

I am getting rid of a ton of stuff since my last system build.
These are Craigslist listings in the Boston area.


If interested email me:

[email protected]


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Recently, my computer has been going crazy for me.What's Happenning1.) Advertisement voices (when an ad goes "Congratulations, you've won a..") come out of nowhere even though I don't have the internet open. Note: This is the voice, NOT the ad.2.) Whenever I'm playing Combat Arms on full screen, it sometimes exits in the middle of a game for nothing. No reason at all.3.) My Internet Explorer is opening up by itself onto a page I've never went to.What's going on? What's in my computer? How do I get rid of it? Please, if you're going to post links to software that'll help, make sure it's FREE, NOT A FALSE SOFTWARE, AND ACTUALLY WORKS (for example, when it's done scanning, it let you delete what it found.Please help, I'm scared that my safety is in trouble. Also, it's driving me nuts. ~CuriousDude01

A:Weird Stuff Going On With Computer

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that ev... Read more

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Help will someone please tell me where do I go in my computer to take programs off it's making it run slow and it won't do nothing help please

A:Where to go to uninstall stuff from my computer

Please...be more descriptive...what problems are you having?  Is the system infected?  How long have the problems existed?  What makes you think that removing any program...will make things right?

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How do I get rid of temp files and other things that slow down a computer?

A:Getting rid of unwanted stuff on computer.

I would recommend Ccleaner. It works well at deleting your temp files and even cleaning out your registry. Beware of touching your registry though as it's usually not worth the risk.

The temp cleaning portion of this utility is fantastic though!

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:47:10 PM, on 2/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\DropBox\DropBox\DropBox.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\Program Files\ESPNRunTime\DIGServices.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

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Okay, so I'm trying to put in some upgrades but I'm stuck. Not sure if I'm just doing something wrong of I have some defective products. I got a new mobo, cpu, ram and dvd drive and just keeping the old hard drive. Here's the new stuff specs:

Biostar A785G3 Socket AM3

AMD Athlon II X2 260 3.2 Ghz

Centon 2GB DDR3-1333

DVD Drive
Lite On SATA 24X Internal

Well I hook up everything and get nothing on the display. The board has VGA and DVI but I got nothing on two different monitors. I had the same thing happen on a different mobo and returned it thinking it was a video problem but now I'm thinking it's a RAM or CPU problem. The new board has IDE and SATA connections and the old HD is IDE but I don't think that matters yet because I don't get a POST beep. I started it with and without the HD connected. I should at least get a no hard drive connected screen but still nothing. I think the board is recognizing the RAM because I started it without the RAM in and got the constant beeps indicating no RAM installed. However, I don't have any other boards taking DDR3 to be sure.

A:Trying to upgrade my computer but the new stuff isn't working

Did you plug in the 4 pin ATX 12V connector from the power supply? Did you use motherboard standoffs?

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My computer has been SO SLOW !! Freezing !! LOTS of bluescreens !! CRASHING!!

What is wrong with my computer !!

Can someone tell me How to use Hijack this ?? And is there any more solutions to all my problems

A:Whats Hijack this ?? I Think i have some bad stuff on my computer!

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Windows XP SP2

Ok, I tried some things in other threads but to no avail. But some threads are having my same problems. First this about:blank crap is always my home page even if I change it, as well as these porn links in my favorites list. I've run scans with 5 different virus/ adware scan programs but it doesn't fix it. However, it got even worse-- I can no longer open things like My Computer, My Documents or even Control Panel to try and uninstall software. When I try to open any folder my computer freezes temp. and I get the following message: "DrWatson Postmortem Debugger has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

PLEASE Somebody help me. I have hijack this, if that helps. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

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If I were to buy a notebook computer, could I make an image of the hard drive on my desktop and then format the hard drive of the new computer and put the image of my desktop hard drive on the notebook so both would be the same? Or are there some legal ramifications to this?

A:Solved: Transferring stuff to a new computer

Its not legal, very few software allow you have it installed on two different systems. Each computer needs its own software unless the software states it can be used on multiple computers, some has a provision that it can be on a Desktop PC and a Laptop as long as both are not used at the same time.

Aside from that Windows doesn't like to be moved from one computer to another, it rarely boots up on the new hardware without a blue screen and requires much work to get it working properly if at all.

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HI I have a PC quite old now, doesnt run very well. I downloaded some zipped email attachments earlier on and noticed that they were stored in a temporary internet folder, from which I extracted them.

However, I noticed that in the same folders these zipped files got put into, were also loads of pictures which havent been downloaded, such as friends of mine's facebook profile photo, and random other stuff like that - does it seem something is pulling this info and saving it (for whatever reason). Like there was a file in there from earlier today of my mates facebook profile pic. Weird

any help is appreciated

A:computer problems - dodgy stuff going on !?

If you want to dump your temporary Internet files periodically...with IE open, Tools/Internet Options/General tab...push Delete button under Browsing History section.



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Hey guys. I hope I've posted this topic into the right forum.

I've ordered a new computer, and I'm looking for tips in terms of improving security. I use Avast Internet Security, Malware Bytes, Spybot S&D (Immunizations which come with it as well), Firefox 10 with Adblock+, Noscript, Web of Trust, and "warn me when pages try to redirect" checked in FF's configuration. I hear peerblock is good? Should I use that too?

Besides just not going on stupid sites which are rated red on WoT, do you have any other tips I can use to improving my new computer's security?

Also, I'm going to be creating a dual boot between W7 and Linux MINT. Should I need to use an anti-virus of any sort on MINT? And can I scan for Windows viruses while in MINT mode? Like say my external HDD gets infected with Windows malware. Can I remove it safely while in Linux MINT? (And thus, preventing infection because the chances of Linux being infected is minimal?)

Also, the ABSOLUTE first thing I'll be doing is creating a recovery CD. I've created a recovery CD before using bigger DVDs, but now I only have DVDs which are about 500mb each. Does creating a recovery CD typically require them to be larger? I have MANY 500mb cds, compared to the 4 already used 2gb DVDs.

Speaking of which, can I install Linux MINT through those smaller CDs as well?

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A:Setting up a new computer - Security and stuff?

I use Avast Internet Security, Malware Bytes, Spybot S&D...I suggest you use Spybot just as a manual scanner and not use its TeaTimer since you're running Avast. It's best not to run two different real-time malware programs at the same time as they might interfere with one another.I hear peerblock is good? Should I use that too?Use the MVPS hosts file instead.Should I need to use an anti-virus of any sort on MINT? And can I scan for Windows viruses while in MINT mode?No and yes.http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_run_an_antivirus_scan_if_i_cant_boot.htmlDoes creating a recovery CD typically require them to be larger?If you talking about an OEM recovery disc, we need to know the manufacturer. If you're talking about a W7 repair disc, its only 142MB, so you can use the smaller discs.Speaking of which, can I install Linux MINT through those smaller CDs as well?The full-featured Mint is 1GB. So a standard DVD is needed. They do have a smaller version without the extras that will fit on a normal CD.And, if under the worst case scenario I must use the Recovery CD to restore factory settings, will it also affect my data on Linux?We will need the manufacturer name to confirm it, but likely no. The recovery CD should simply allow you to access the hidden recovery partition and restore the main Windows partition.Is what my friend is doing considered stupid in despite that? I'm not asking a question related to cracks, but rather if it's stupid to purposely use a program ... Read more

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Hey guys some strange things seem to be happening to my computer. I get a message saying that 'virtual memory is full' every so often and then have to restart the computer. Also its running really slow lately. I did a Ad-aware and Norton Anti-virus scan and both came up clean. I am a computer newbie and would appreciate any help thanks.
Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:41:57 PM, on 7/25/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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A:Strange stuff happening to computer

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HP 724c
Windows XP

So to start the story, my sister downloaded some program that was doing all sorts of bad stuff to her computer (It was one of those ads that says you have viruses, click here to download a program that will take them away! and she got more...). Through google searching, she found out that malware bits (i think that's it?) is a program that removes it, so she downloaded it on her laptop, and ran it on her desktop via task manager and my help and fixed that.

The very next day she was having trouble with her internet and tried re-installing her network card driver. For the past month and a half or so, her computer has been inactive because it kept shutting down with some error. She gave me the computer yesterday and I figured out she had the wrong driver installed, so I reinstalled the driver and things seemed to be working fine. As I shut down the computer, I'm first brought to this blue screen:


Technical Information:

***STOP: 0XC2 (0X07, 0XCD4, 0X009DFEF0, 0XEEAF8CD8)

After restarting the computer the next day, I now come up to just a blank desktop (I can see the background image, but no icons, taskbar, etc.) whether I'm in safe mode or not. I can still access task manager but when I try to pull up explorer.exe, I get a svchost.exe error.

I'm posting this from my laptop and I have my sister's desktop setup next to me. Can anyone help me?


A:Lots of stuff going on with my sister's computer. Help please!

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I went away for 2 days (computer was off and there was no one home to use it). I come home and i now cant watch youtube, every video freezes and then page stops spawning, and on top of that i am getting pop-up from not clicking at all, pop-ups from clicking on things i have before this issue with no pop-ups. Computer is running a lot slower then it always has.

i tried a system restore to before all of this, but it did not work (picture attached) not sure why.

Please help, i dont know what is going on or how to fix it, and im missing out on playing some games and watching some videos.

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Every 2 or so days when i start up my computer the colors are all messed up as if they were 16 bit, and the resolution goes to 640 by 480. When I log in I can't click on anything because all of the registry or core files are missing.

Usually i just turn it on in safe mode and do a system restore, this buys me 2 days before it happens again.

When I try to reformat I am unable to press F8 to agree with the windows policy and continue my reformatting but I am able to press f8 If I want to use safe mode.

I used all of the anti virus programs and spy sweepers suggested on this website but it hasn't helped.

I also defragged my computer and it had no effect.

A:Weird Stuff Happening To My Computer.

Attention this is a registry tweak!!!! Back up your registry PLease look at this guide How to back up your registry prior to doing soHere you can find a way to solve the the issue to save user settings scroll to nr. 30. However before doing so you might want to have a look at your video card drivers

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what is my computer loading?  I keep hearing the loading sounds.

A:computer keeps loading stuff randomly

What are you seeing in the Task Manager under Processes?
Is this causing problems with the computer?

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