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Preferred Solution: Hey other tech support forum!

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: Hey other tech support forum!

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For those of you who are unaware, I seem to have run across a problem that was noted as being fairly common at majorgeeks.com when I first ran across it there yesterday.

In visiting their site, and yours, I found that I was unable to logon and post a message. At first I thought it was something wrong with my system, because I had been doing a lot of fiddling with the registry, but as the day wore on, I ended up finding out that apparantly in AOL's last update they changed something in their browser software that has made it unable to logon to some websites, this being one of them.

I bypassed my AOL Browser, and brought up my Microsoft Explorer itself, and found that both of these sites are accessable to me using it.

Basicly, any site system that has vbulletin as its logon programming will not let AOL's browser Logon. Those at MG's thinks it is because it blocks cookie installations required for posting on that software.

Change the default browser on AOL systems to Explorer or whatever other browser you have on your system and you can logon. Just thought you might want to know.

A:Cannot logon to Tech Support Forum.

I'm not sure how we can use this information. But thank you for sharing it with us.

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I have, today, performed a complete os re-install on 2 x sata hdd's, striped for raid 0. I have been lurking here for weeks gathering all the necessary information from previous posts and there's a wealth of it. I have done xp re-installs plenty of times. So many times, in fact, I don't need to refer to the documentation when typing my cd key. RAID is a different story and I was always filled with trepidation before but decided to bite the bullet. I won't list all the members from all the posts but a uber, major, large and big thank you must go to Clintfan for his guidance installing Intel Raid 0 on the ich5r chip (mb p4p800E-Deluxe). Everything went without a hitch thanks to Clintfan's Tutorial. In closing, a suggestion: Clintfan, please contact Asus and suggest that their mb manual would benefit greatly if it included your offering.

Jon

A:Uber Thank You to Tech Support Forum.

Hi jonss,

I want to thank you for the post. I had nothing to do with you getting your setup going like you wanted to, but wanted to chime in on what you said to support your position.

Clintfan is as good as it gets when it comes to issues like you dealt with and all of us have learned from his expertise. It was nice that you recognized his contribution to this forum and the learning experience in general. I do hope you stay around and help others from what you have learned. Thanks again for the nice post and hope to see you around the forum in the future. Have a great evening.

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I was logged on to the Tech Support Guy Forum and was viewing a posting in windows 2000/XP and all of a sudden I got blown off and some kind of program was getting installed on my computer. Program named "Virtual Bouncer" which I never heard of nor did I ask for. A window popped up and said it was a 30 day trial and I had to send $29.95 to activate it. Needless to say I did file search and deleted all files related to Virtual Bouncer except 1, A file named INSTALL.LOG which it stated file cannot be deleted access denied. Now when I search for this file it does not show up anywhere. I ran Ad-Aware and nothing showed up there either. Anybody familiar with this? Greg & Grimm
 

A:Tech support forum crashed

Did you have show hidden files and folders checked?
 

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ok i keep getting the same tracking cookies when i scan with avg spyware.

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AVG Anti-Spyware - Scan Report
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+ Created at: 3:12:59 AM 6/9/2007

+ Scan result:



C:\Documents and Settings\Zenjiladministrator\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Zenjiladministrator\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Zenjiladministrator\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Advertising : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Zenjiladministrator\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Atdmt : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Zenjiladministrator\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Bfast : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Zenjiladministrator\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Doubleclick : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Zenjiladministrator\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Fastclick : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Zenjiladministrator\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Mediaplex : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\Zenjiladministrator\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Revsci : Cleaned.
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A:please help me. last tech support forum didn't

and the computer is slow.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 12:24:27 AM, on 6/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.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\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Zenjiladministrator\My Documents\hijackthis\HiJackThis_v2.exe

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.e... Read more

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Can anyone tell me how to create a icon on my desktop to open Tech Support Forum

A:[SOLVED] Tech Support Forum

Hello gordon755,

I assume you're talking about a shortcut that will open to Tech Support Forum on your desktop.

Go to your desktop, and right-click. Mouse over 'New', and a menu will pop out. Click Shortcut.
A wizard should pop out, and ask you to type the location of the item. Type in

Code:
http://www.techsupportforum.com
Click Next. Type in the name for it (i.e. Tech Support Forum) and Click Finish.

You should have a shortcut that will open up TSF on your desktop.

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The other day, I turned on my receiver to listen to the radio and I could hear a loud humming noise on every station that listened to. I then tuned into the CD, TV, and DVD channels and didn't hear the humming noise. It just came from the radio. I'm trying to figure out what it is and how to get rid of it.

Does anyone know of a good tech support site (as good as Techsupportguy.org!) dedicated to radio problems?
 

A:Anyone know a good forum on radio tech support?

It sounds like a fault in the RF/detector section, probably a faulty electrolytic filter capacitor. (but there are lots of them)

If you have good soldering skills, and a multimeter that measures capacitance, plus an understanding of where to look on the internal PCB, go to it.
 

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Last Summer I was given advice to use EWIDO software to scan for security
issues. I never heard of the software although it seemed very effective in
removing security issues.
EWIDO software is rated best in a computer magazine this month(Smart Computing i think is where i read it)

Once again, Tech Support Guy posters provided top notch advice. When i am back employed, i will support TSG once again: $
 

A:Tech Support Guy Forum advice was top notch again

Good to hear sharky.

Bookmark this site "Calendar of Updates" and it is a good place to checkout each day for updates on Security Software and your see software listed there so can read up on it at there forum and or go to the software site.

http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?act=calendar

I do hear good things about EWIDO but it will not work on 98.
 

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CATBYTE previously helped me here, & got rid of odd processes I spotted which I thought were causing internet problems.

After the cleaning, I followed most of the security tips, updated old browsers, got each windows update, uninstalled programs no one used, defragged, changed security settings, etc...
I downloaded Spyware Terminator - I hate it. It keeps finding things that "don't exist" and can not be removed.

Anyway - The problems I'm having are just like the previous, however I can't identify any probable causes.

Main symptoms. Using the internet, the latest IE or Firefox, often won't connect to websites, if it does it takes a very long time to load - most often just continues loading nothing. I receive errors when trying to retrieve email.

Did we miss something, is there anything that Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, or New JAVA updates might have brought to disrupt this computer?

Thanks again for the help.

A:after a tech support forum fix, everything running slower than usual

bump, please.

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I keep receiving calls from fake MICROSOFT Tech support with various telephone numbers. Strange, they do not show up in my phone on line logs. They wanted me to go to FASTSUPPORT\763721586 ( do not use  these numbers). It is a company  called FASTSUPPORT.com. they also give you a complaint department where you can enter the number that you feel is causing you problems, the number of the LOGMEINRESCUE type remote access code. of course it is clear to them that you are suspicious and they will get rid of the  phone operator who didn't succeed. So do not bother to leave any complaint.

A:FAKE MICROSOFT TECH SUPPORT IS COMPANY CALLED FAST SUPPORT

Appears you are dealing with a well known scam.Microsoft does not make unsolicited phone calls, display pop-up alerts in your browser to call a support number or send unsolicited email messages to request personal or financial information or to fix your computer.Avoid scams that use the Microsoft name fraudulentlyIs that call from Microsoft a scam?Tell Your Relatives: No, Microsoft Won’t Call You About Your ComputerMicrosoft calling? Mind the tech support scammer!Tech Support Scamming through unsolicited phone calls, browser pop-ups and emails from "so-called Support Techs" advising "your computer is infected with malware", “All Your Files Are Encrypted" and other fake "alert messages" has become an increasing common scam tactic over the past several years. The scams may involve web pages with screenshots of fake Microsoft (Windows) Support messages, fake reports of suspicious activity, fake warnings of malware found on your computer, fake ransomware and fake BSODs all of which include a tech support phone number to call in order to fix the problem. If you call the phone number (or they called you), scammers will talk their victims into allowing them remote control access of the computer so they can install a Remote Access Trojan in order to steal passwords and other sensitive personal information which could then be used to access bank accounts or steal a person's identity.These are a few examples.Call Windows Help Desk Immediately Tech Support Scam Fake Your com... Read more

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When I installed Win8 on one computer I need a H.P. printer driver. So I went to H.P. support/download did not find the needed driver so I called their Tech. support. A friendly support guy looked at my system and told me my copy of Microsoft Win8 bought at Best Buy was not a legit copy, also my system had been infected and they needed to remove my Win8 clean my system and reinstall Win8. made me a deal of a reduced price of $250US I knew this was not right so I begged them good buy went to Best Buy where I have good friends in the Geek Squad. they got the needed driver and printer works fine.
Today my Netgear routher died, called Netgear to get my lifetime warranty. This also was a support in India guy said it would cost $39US to make sure it was the router I said thanks but no thanks. Took my old Netgear router back to Best Bye where I bought it three years ago and they gave me a new Netgear router. I needed setup help so called Netger as new user also in India guy was friendly looked at my system and helped me get it setup. Then he informed me my computer was under attack and my files were being read he could fix my system and protect my files for the small sum of just $85US. Well I was using a small backup H.P. computer on the Net. hardwired and it was almost never used. So I knew it was a India Tech. support scam again.
I think these guys in India do support for many Mfg.s and software makers, and it's an easy way to gleen a lot of fast cash from people who trust the br... Read more

A:Tech. Support Scam from India support bases.

Are you sure you were using legitimate HP/Netgear phone numbers? Where did you get the numbers from?

Are you sure it wasn't just a variation of the scams the FTC are starting to crack down on?
How Windows tech support scammers walked right into a trap set by the feds | Ars Technica

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*** I didn't read the rules, and now I'm banned! ***
 

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I have a Thinkpad T450s and it is just over a year old. It still has 3 more years of warranty. Recently the lenovo solution center gave an critical error for the HDD (Read test failure) and I submitted an online request reporting it. Without even sending me an email or contacting me, they sent me a new part and gave me zero information about it. Apparently every other person can replace a HDD now! I have created 3 more cases calling their tech support to send the laptop for a depo repair. Everytime the request is rejected 'at the vendor' according to the customer care. Neither the customer care people or tech support can tell me why. Every time they create a new case, tell me I will receive a depo bag nect day, and I dont receive anything, have to call depo customer care and on hold for minimum 40 minutes, only to hear that the case has been rejected they dont know why.One tech support told me now I have to send the new part back before creating a new case, otherwise it will be rejected again. but he does not know how I can send the new part back. The return label sent to me was for the faulty HDD.Can anyone help? What is the point of paying for warranty if I receive this type of service? 

A:HORRIBLE tech support and warranty support

You do not state which type of warranty you currently have, there are a few which will affect how TS will or can respond. I hope you get this resolved to your satisfaction...





T61, 6465, Vista

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Tech Guy Forum Admins are hypocrites. Thats right I dare to speak up.

Now to the part where I justify my statement.

Firstly, Torrents are NOT only used for illegal activities. In case you have been hiding under a rock for the last few years you would have noticed that most linux and bsd distributions are largely only available as torrent downloads.

That being said it would also be prudent to mention that this very forum is running on a linux environment. If you dont believe me, maybe you will believe netcraft.

http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=http://forums.techguy.org

Now for my own credentials? I work for the same group of people you seem to want to protect.
 

A:Tech Guy Forum - P2P Rules

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I originally posted in the Am I Infected Forum. That link is here...My linkThe BC Tech there was able to help me get my startup programs and icons back but I am still having issues with iexplorer redirecting me and autostarting with no visual. I can hear it running in the background (advertisments, etc), but iexplorer does not show on the task bar. I can stop/close iexplorer through processes inside task manager but it will autostart again shortly after. After getting this far, the BC Tech told me to post here.Thank you in advance for your assistance!.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Run by MWard at 9:54:40 on 2011-09-09Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.85 [GMT -5:00].AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *Enabled/Updated* {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support ... Read more

A:BC Tech in "Am I Infected" forum tried, told me to post here

Hello Victim, 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.1. 1. Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors: This is THE Mirror
2. Save it to your desktop.
3. Double click on the icon on your desktop.
4. Under the Custom Scan box paste this in
netsvcs
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
/md5start
eventlog.dll
scecli.dll
netlogon.dll
cngaudit.dll
sceclt.dll
ntelogon.dll
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This is a repost of "Very weird virus" with the logs I was told to post:

I'm not 100% if it is a virus's doing, recently i have scanned my computer with Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 and it has deleted some malware that creates SMSC.exe in the windows system folder.

I cannot access any sites such as computer help forums (even this one), antivirus related sites (AVG, Norton, etc) . When i try access these sites, the browser just go to unable to connect.

The only way i am posting this right now is using a proxy in order to access the site. How come i cannot access these sites directly? Is it a virus?

Thx to anyone that can help.


*Additional information:
I have noticed that the EN icon from the language bar has disappeared.
Also, every time I show hidden files, when i restart, the computer is set back to "don't show hidden files"

*Log Problems:
I have failed to create an ark.txt file because when i double click on gmer.exe, it opens for a few seconds (seems to be scanning) and then closes without any error or prompt. Thus i cannot even save the initial scan.

DDS Log:


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Mike at 17:13:18.75 on Thu 15/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.61.1033.18.3583.3005 [GMT 10:00]

AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
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A:Cannot access antivirus and tech forum sites

Hi,

run this program first:

Please download HostsXpert Unzip HostsXpert to it's own folder in a convenient place such as C:\HostsXpert
Run: HostsXpert.exe
Click: Restore MS Hosts File
Click: Replace
Click: OK
Click: Make ReadOnly
Close HostsXpert.



NEXT

Please try running GMER in safe mode:

just check the section beside "sections" and the C:\ drive leave everything else blank.

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I am a free lance computer tech working for a company who has 4 computers all networked together. I had serviced all their computers in February of 2016 and installed AVG Virus protection and 2 Spyware programs on all 4 computers and got rid of anything
they found.

Plus I instructed them to run Malwarebytes & Super Anti-spyware weekly, and get rid of whatever they find and they have.

Then 2 weeks ago, out of the blue, 1 of the computers started getting a "User Account Control Pop-up Box" asking for a password.

It is not happening to any of their other computers, just this one.
This computer has Windows 8.1 installed on it. They tried every password they had and none work, then they called me Friday 7-1-16.


This is what I have tried, logging in as the Admin.
I tried not putting in a password and that also fails.
I can not access the User Control Settings.
Some parts of the computer works just fine, like logging into windows, opening a browser, accessing their webpage, receiving orders, printing orders, BUT you can not update any programs nor can you uninstall any programs, because you get that darn "User
Account Control Pop-up Box asking for a password!"
(Example you can't update AVG Virus Protection, Malwarebytes, Super Anti-spyware, Adobe Reader, Java, Adobe Flash Player because you get that darn "User Account Control Pop-up Box asking for a password!")

I can access the Control Panel and I can go into Account Set... Read more

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hello to everyone!!

im working as a tech support agent for one of the biggest ISP in the US.. its a good paying job and also very challenging.. i use to troubleshoot internet connection issues for residential accounts (1 pc only) and for all other issues that i get, i browse for similar issues on the forums of this site.. well, most of them came pretty handy (esp for the security forums).. now, i got transferred to the networking department and im in a total loss!! i can do simple troubleshooting and install assists for new networking users but i really need help in issues like:
1. remote access/ port forwarding
2. invalid IP addresses on the wireless devices
3. file and printer sharing
i was browsing through all the topics but i cant find any.. if there is someone out there who can help me with this issue and give me some pointers on how i am going to do this in an easier way.. i would really appreciate any assistance..

thanks in advance!!
foxxy
 

A:tech support in need of extra support

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Microsoft Windows Technical Support Phone Number 1-800-723-4210
Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Support phone Number 1-800-723-4210 Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Support phone Number 1-800-723-4210 Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Support phone Number 1-800-723-4210 Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Support phone Number 1-800-723-4210 Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Support phone Number 1-800-723-421Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Support phone Number 1-800-723-4210Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Support phone Number 1-800-723-4210Dial now 1-800-723-4210. We are certified technician from microsoft you can call us for any query related to microsoft product. 1-800-723-4210We are here to help you Call us for outlook and Hotmail support Microsoft Outlook 365 Customer Service Phone Number 1 800 723 4210 United States Super Support 1800.723.4210 Microsoft Outlook 365 Customer Service Phone Number 1 800-723-4210 United States Microsoft tech support phone number Microsoft office tech support phone number1-800-723-4210 windows tech support phone number Microsoft tech support phone number usa Microsoft windows tech support phone number Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Support phone Number 1-800-723-4210 Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Support phone Number 1-800-723-4210 Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Support phone Number 1-800-723-4210 Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Support phone Number 1-800-723-4210Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Support phone Number 1-800-723-421Microsoft Windows 10 Technical... Read more

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I use Firefox and Safari and when I'm on Myspace,some pages wont load all the way,right after,I get a error message and I opens another page and says Download Adobe9. I tried to download it but I can't find the download or install it
 

A:Tech Support,please!

two steps
for windows ask about mac or linux

1. make sure you have the newest version of firefox and or Safari

2. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html and download

3 make sure to check the right plugin checkboxes when in stalling
 

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I wanted to make this my special post, as its my 1000, and encourage all members to use their System Restore more, I keep a system restore icon on
my desktop and make a restore point everyday, I know the computer is suppose to do it, but it makes me feel better, evertime I make drastic changes or questionable downloads I make a restore point, I simply type call it rp it only takes less than 10 seconds, if everyone did this we really could cut down on our
Tech Support. Have a good day.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/getstarted/ballew_03may19.mspx
 

A:How to cut down on Tech Support

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I have some type of virus on my computer. I keep getting pop up and unwanted icons on my desk top. I try to clear them out but everytime I go back on the internet they come back. Please give me some advise.
 

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I know I know… Wrong posting BUT!

This is a scream! If you are in tech support I bet you had a day like this. Or you’re having one right now! I know that I did some years back.

A Day In The Life Of A Tech Support Guy Click Sales Guy vs. Web Dude
I know a Mod is going to move this but before you do, watch it then move it!
 

A:Tech Support Guy!!

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Hi
Here is the problem I can't even get to this forum on my main computer to get help. I was gone out of town on a fishing trip and let some people stay at my house now my main computer is screwed up. web pages keep redirecting and any web page that i try to go to like this one just comes up web page not found or it redirects you. one of the idiots that stayed removed avg and installed avira which i know is good but it wont pick up anything wrong i would like some help but like i said i can't get to this forum to get help any ideas????

skid

A:can't even get to tech support

Please follow the instructs from this webpage (sticky):

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

You shall have a proper set of logs for us after that. Someone shall be along shortly

* Kindly note that threads without the proper logs shall likely be ignored.

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I have a LG X120 notebook with windows XP, will it be able to be viewed threw an HAIER LCD Television.
 

A:Tech support

Hi Debbie, and welcome to TSG.

If this is your computer (http://www.lg.com/hk_en/notebooks/lg-X120-L), it has a VGA video output connector.

Your TV would need to have a VGA, DVI-A, or DVI-I video input jack. The TV would also need to support at least one of the video resolutions and refresh rates that the computer can feed to the VGA connector.
 

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How many pins are there on a standard SCSI-2 connector?

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A:PC Tech Support Help

50
 

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I was giving my deceased grandfather's computer and it's has a password on it how do I get past it ?
 

A:Tech support !

Unfortunately we will not assist with that issue
One of the site rules is
Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

Please do understand that we are not doubting what YOU say, simply that we have no way of verifying that your explanation is the truth.
If for instance your computer was stolen or accessed without your permission and we enabled the person responsible to gain access to your computer, you would not be very pleased.

Sorry we cannot help
Our only suggestion is a clean install of Windows using the product key on the case of the computer if there is one.
 

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For greyknight17:

The greyknight quests in troubled lands
Where truth is hid in shifting sands;
Elusive demons there do dwell
Of deadly might and visage fell,
Wresting power from local lords
With blue screen shields and pop up swords,
They lay waste to all they see,
Leaving nothing as it used to be;
But with bright sword and favored lance,
Our champion makes the devils dance
To a tune they hear and can’t resist,
Something like: “Stop and desist”,
And in the end, their fate is writ
With mighty scans and combo script
And so with bow and courtly praise
A toast to you, greyknight, I raise:
“Thank you sir for work well done,
Evil slain and battle won;
The blue screen of death is banished here,
And we’re computing now without fear.”



I didn't get to drag a notepad file on top of Combofix like so many others.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 767 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 109915 MB, Free - 42983 MB; D: Total - 4538 MB, Free - 690 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., A7N8X-LA, Rev 1.xx, X312345678
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Tech Support

thank you. I understand!
 

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I have been getting screens, such as the one attached on several occasions. When I call tech support we have to go through all the tests and nothing shows. The tech has me do a few things and he even takes control of the computer and does some things. Of course, immediately thereafter everything seems to be working fine but eventually I get this screen.  This morning, 08/10/17 the computer gave me the screen I have attached, I sent the technician the picture of the screen and he sends me this response
"Thank you for contacting Dell Technical Support. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you to help ensure you continue to enjoy the use of your Dell system. ?? Please contact Dell Technical Support any time at 1800-624-9896 for quick resolution Service Request Number 951652777
 
Please contact Dell Technical Support any time at 1800-624-9896
please have your service tag or express service code ready. You could also resolve your issues by logging onto our support site www.support.dell.com for basic troubleshooting assistance and information related to order status, driver downloads and queries regarding your Dell system. Please allow our representative to contact you within 48 to 72 hours. Your satisfaction is very important to us. Thank you for choosing Dell."
I think my hard drive or worse, my computer is failing.  I have warranty until 01/19.  What can I do? If I keep calling nothing seems to get fixed.

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my mcafee says i have 2PWS-LegMir(trojans)that cannot be removed why is that.and how do i remove them?

A:tech support

Have you tried to remove them manually?

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So, like most people should, I use an ad blocker. Also, like most people should, sites that you enjoy or visit a lot, you should contribute to them. This can be easily done by turning off your ad blocker for that one particular site. I did that for Tech Support Guy and the ads were still blocked.

I'm using Firefox and I started disabling some of the privacy features that I use. I disabled Tracking Protection and the ads appeared. Great.. or so I thought. There isn't anyway to disable tracking protection on a particular site. Technically, you can, but it's session based. After I close FF and start it back up, it doesn't keep my individual preference for TSG.

I wasn't sure if FF by default enabled Tracking Protection or not. I mean, if it is enabled by default, then EVERY guest user that visits TSG on FF is not seeing ads, meaning TSG is missing out on a lot of profits.

So on another computer, I completely removed FF and downloaded a fresh, uncustomized copy. Tracking Protection is enabled by default, but oddly, I now saw ads on TSG. Back to the drawing board.

I started customizing this fresh install of FF and after enabling Never Remember History, I no longer had ads. So it appears that this isn't one feature of FF blocking ads on TSG, but 2. If I disable one of the features (doesn't matter which), ads appear. It's only when BOTH features are enabled that ads disappear.

So my question is how can I allow only ads on TSG without havin... Read more

A:Ads on Tech Support Guy

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Hello everyone. I applied for a tech support job with my local ISP. I have no schooling, just computer knowledge as a hobby for 10 years. I troubleshoot all my friends and family's computers pretty well. What kind of short term schooling could help me land a tech support job? I feel I have the knowledge but could use a basic course to put on my resume. Any other advice on computer jobs that are a good start to a new career? Thank you.
 

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i trust you all will know what to do with this. i'm short of new to this so directions would greatly help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:50:57 AM, on 6/13/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\CasinoOnline\CsRemnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winproc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kx509_kfwk5.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Reference\Bookshelf 98\qshelf98.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\krbcc32s.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Netscp.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Slik\My Documents\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE

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To: Tech Support Guy Staff & All Other Dignitaries

I just wanna say that I LOVE Tech Support Guy. My first encounter was a few months ago, when I woke up one morning and found that my homepage had been hijacked by Searchv. I couldn't get rid of it. So I googled until I got to Tech Support Guy, and found that somebody else had the same problem. I followed the instructions and was rid of searchv. Via HijackThis. Jeez, I like that name.....HijackThis. And then came Ad-aware, and Spybot, and a whole new world was opened up to me. To top it off, it's all free. Not quite. I'm sending you guys a donation. You earned it.

pjblevin
 

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I bought a new PSU, that came in the mail today. Once I started up the computer I discovered that my USB ports don't work. Last Friday when my video card died, my 4 year old broke the two front USB ports. The computer's manufacturer surmises this shorted out the back ports and now wants to replace the motherboard and case. Both are under warranty, thank goodness.

So now my conundrum, I didn't buy the new PSU from the manufacturer, but it is the same brand as my old one. Do I just send the box back with the new one (which lets them organize the cables ten times better than I can) or do I put the old one back in? Or do I send both? There is nothing wrong with the old PSU, it's just not powerful enough for my new graphics card, which is NOT leaving my possession!

I'm sure I'm over thinking this, I just don't want to be screwed over.

Thank you for any help or advice.
 

A:Does Tech Support Need both Old and New PSU?

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What do I use to remove mall where from my Windows 8 PC. ?
 

A:Tech Support

would you read the following
http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html
and post the logs required

I will then move to the virus / malware forum for assistance from a virus/malware expert
Note it can take up to 48 hours to get a reply as they are very busy in that forum and only authorised members are allowed to reply
 

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My computer has become very slow in loading programs such as Firefox. Once it is loaded it doesn't work smoothly as before. Not Responding message appears and everything stops working for a while. Scrolling also doesn't always work. Sometimes the arrow changes to the hourglass and stops working. After a while it changes back to the arrow again and so it continues.

Quite regularly I get the "script not working" message window in the middle of the screen with "continue" or "cancel" options. Sometimes it is the Shockwave plugin and at other times it is Google or other script. And often the end program command doesn't work. For the last few days, script error message for Internet Explorer comes on at powering up.

I have been thinking of reloading Windows but with no more Microsoft support for XP I don't know how I am going to get the updates.

I know the laptop is very old(2001) but I really use it mainly to check emails. Any help in resolving the above issues would be highly appreciated.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
shafiahmed

A:TECH SUPPORT

First off, All updates are available for Windows XP and will continue to be available till the end of time. There will just not be any NEW updates for XP. I just installed XP on an old computer 2 days ago and ran all of 142 Windows Updates.
As for your current installation, try running a Clean Boot. If this works then add one startup item at a time, restarting each time till the computer becomes unresponsive, then you know what the problematic program is.
Also, go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter, in the command prompt type a Y for Yes and reboot the computer. Check Disk will go thorough 5 stages and takes some time. It will check your HDD for integirty.

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i m unable to open add/remove programs in the control panel.i tried out appwiz.cpl to open ,but there wasn't any response.
i even tried the following one,

Click Start => Run and type in "regedit" {without the quotes}
Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load

In the right-hand pane, delete all the Values whose data value is set
to "no".

but nothing works . plz any of the tech geeks out there help me 2 sort out tis problem.!!!!!!
 

A:tech support for windows xp!

hello,

Check any one from below three ,
1.have you tried in safe mode...?

or

2. This happens if your user account does not have Write access to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Setup \ Oc Manager \ TemporaryData

Type regedit.exe in Start, Run dialog

Navigate to the above registry key

Choose Permissions from Edit menu

Click Advanced, and click Add.

Type your username in the Select User or Group Box

Allow Set Value permissions to your user account

Click OK and close the dialog
If above registry not help...
3. Check with Malwarebytes,

http://www.filescrunch.com/techspot/0825/mbam-setup-1.46.exe

Install Malware and update it.. and do full scan.

remove infected registry and do reboot.

hope it will works fine.
 

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Our company, a small based business, wants to get into Remote Tech Support, Customers call in, or visit the website, and we fix problems remotely.
Of couse they must have internet access...that works...

Asking from all the people here, who has ideas of what kind of software would do this?
I have checked multiple online companies, prices can get steep.
Only 1 person, maybe 2, will be doing this remote support starting out, so dont need anything with 50+ users license.

I was thinking like PCAnywhere, or VNC, and such, but not sure how that would work web based and such...and I know Microsoft has the Assistance built into MSN Messenger, but it is remote view only i believe.

Anyway, I would greatly appreciate some alternatives...especially cheap ones!
 

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Good day, Can anybody advise or guide me on above captioned matter? I currently use "Zuumedia", who incidentaly are good but their prices keep going up and up. Being a pensioner I have to watch the pennies and 120GBP seems a hell of a lot to what it used to be. I live on the west coast of scotland miles away from anybody who can help me so need some way of online support. Can you advise??
Thanks in advance.

Driveguard

A:on line tech support

Consider all the options available. Sites like and especially this one can solve most software problems. Really thorough books are available. I just pulled one containing 1101 pages just on Vista from my shelf. On a per inquiry basis, any tech can "share" your computer. If you're uncomfortable working inside the box, there has to be local or shipping help available. Your current "service" can't physically fix hardware anyway. With all the money you'll save, you'll be able to afford the new and hopefully error free computer when this one bids adieu.

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You guys/gals are awesome sharing your expertise with strangers every day for the sole purpose of helping others. May you have a very Merry Christmas, joyous holiday season, and prosperous New Year...and may Santa deliver reindeer droppings in the stockings of every virus author across the globe!
 

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Greetings!

We are students of Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, a premier B-School in India. As part of the course curriculum, we are doing a research project to understand the emerging trends in technical support services industry and how it is gearing up to the new challenges and adapting to transformational changes to meet and exceed ever changing requirements/preferences of millennials.
We understand that you manage technical support services in your organization (for the end users). It would be nice to hear your views in terms of what changes you are seeing on ground. I would be grateful if you can take out some time in answering a questionnaire (link given below) by May 15, 2018 and help in completing this research project.
Project timeline:

20th May?18: Data collection completion

1st June?18: Synopsis/Consolidated findings would be sent to the respondents



Link for the google form: https://goo.gl/forms/nGqDeyFn8ThX8Cbq1
Regards
Siddhani Satya Sriram

2017PGP051

IIM Shillong
DISCLAIMER: No uniquely identifiable information about respondents will be gathered and/or shared at any time.
 

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Just curious, does anyone know of any irc channels that would be good for asking general tech questions?
 

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Couldn't really figure out what topic to post this to so if it doesn't belong here please feel free to move it to another topic ...

I have had lot's of HP and Dell computers in my lifetime (laptop and desktops). Was thinking about looking into buying a Lenova - guess they bought out IBM's pc business a few year ago. Anyway, thought I would get some input as to their tech support - is it USA based or overseas? How has your experience been with that company on their tech support for you?

These are the specs for my perfect PC (it must be a desktop
Had 2 laptops and hated then both - gave them to my kids and they used them for awhile and gave them back.

Processor & Memory:

Intel® Core? i7-6700 Processor 3.4GHz
22GB DDR4 RAM (<--- important for me)

Operating System:

Microsoft® Windows 10

Drives:

1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive (<---plenty for my needs)
DVD-RW (Writes to DVD/CD)

Graphics & Video:

2GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 730 Graphics (<---would prefer 4GB)

Communications:

Wireless-AC WLAN + Bluetooth® 4.0 (<-- want these this time around)
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Ports & Slots:

2x USB 3.0
4x USB 2.0
1x HDMI-Out
1x Media Card Reader
2x Headphone Jack
2x Microphone Jack

 

A:How is Lenova's Tech Support been for you?

All I can say is that I've had Lenovo Desktop computers (two) for several years and have never, ever had any issues that would require a call to tech support.
 

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