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Possible RAT, some questions

Q: Possible RAT, some questions

Hello, I have a reason to believe I could possibly be infected by a RAT or some other virus by someone I play an online game with. I think it may have been a java drive by or trough skype as an image file. 
 
1. Could working youtube links as in they sent me links to watch a few videos off youtube that actually went to the site and worked give me a RAT from them? Maybe infected my browser? I know this sounds a bit silly so maybe not? 
 
2. They sent me an image file they was downloaded to my computer. It wasn't an .exe file but an actual image could they have hidden a RAT in it somehow?
 
3 Or could they possibly have done something as we connected during the call? IP address?
 
4. I would like to just do a system restore on my computer. Can a RAT attach itself to the files i would like to save. Family photos, videos, game saves, music ont my ext. hd. I just don't want to infect another computer or my computer after I do a system restore.
 
These probably seem like very ignorant questions but I am concerned.

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A: Possible RAT, some questions

Hi and some good advice for a RAT Remote Access Trojan (infected computer )........
 
I don't believe you fully understand the scope of having a RAT:
A backdoor severely compromises system integrity.
A compromised system may allow illicit network connections, disabling of security software, modifying critical system files and collection and transmiission of personal identifiable information without your consent.
 
I recommend that you disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately, and only reconnect to download any tools that are required.
NOTE : If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or it if it contains any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.
 
I recommend that you disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately, and only reconnect to download any tools that are required. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or it if it contains any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.
Though the Trojan can be identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of Trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. If it were on my PC I would not hesitate for a moment to do so.
 
Please read these for more information :How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall
Should you decide not to follow that advice, we will of course do our best to clean the computer of any infections that we can see but, as I already stated, we can in no way guarantee it to be trustworthy.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
External hard drives, or even large flash drives are very cheap, and you would be able to back up your important data onto there.
 
Let me know what you decide.
 
Personally, I would prefer that you take this to the Experts in the Malware and Virus Removal area.
Read Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help starting from Step 6
 
Post back.once you decide or add a new topic to the Malware and virus forum area ..then we can lock this one to prevent more bad advice being added.
 
Thank you.
 
If you do not choose to treat it like a RAT, then only general infection removal programs can be used in this area...

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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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Hi,

I'm thinking about building my own PC, but I don't quite understand what anti-static precautions should be taken. Obviously, nothing will be plugged in, but is there anything I'm missing or not understanding?
Also, are anti-static wrist bands essential? Also, would carpet work as a good working area?

Thanks
 

A:Questions About Precautions to Building a PC (Easy Questions)

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I have a
HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
64bit with Windows Vista Home premium
Recently I had a friend take it and wipe it to start fresh.
when I got it back it is still pointing to a bizarre path..?? (which is one of the reasons I wanted to start fresh. It points to:

PATH
%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\

PATHEXT
.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC

why would this be the case? When I got it back I see that some things like my extra monitor was already installed.. (Before I even hooked it up??) and some folders I had renamed example folder.OLD was still here. (and many other things that lead me to believe it did not get formatted correctly. (and could still have virus?)
He used my factory disks. (which I do have)
can anyone advise me on what is going on?
thanks so much!!

A:Environment Variables questions and format questions

I've had a bunch of HP machines. But I never used the restore. I'm not sure if it formats or just installs over what's there. It may leave files and folders that are in subfolders of programs that come bundled with the machine assuming it's data or something. The path looks fine to me. That %SystemRoot% stuff is just a way to use environment variables in case the system is not installed on C:\Windows.

If you really just want the OS and not the bundled software see the threads about ISO download for Vista. You can evaluate for 90 days perfectly legally. There are also tutorials how to extend the evaluation by 30 days.

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Hello,

Brand new user.

a. The new PC came with McAfee anti virus.
Should I use it ?

Is it as good as AVG, e.g., which I used on my old W7 PC ? Use them both ?

b. And, how do I turn on the "Defender" anti virus which I understand is part of
the W10 package ?

Would it interfere with McAfee or AVG ? How good is it ?

c. How do I turn on the Firewall; I'm assuming there is one like in W7 ?

Much thanks,
Bob

A:New W10 User Questions (Basic Questions, Please)

McAfee, AVG and Defender are all anti-virus programs and you should only run one. In fact Defender will get turned off when another one is installed.

Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

Then select Security and Maintenance and under Security it will show your the status of the Firewall, Virus and Spyware and which program is running what.

Control panel also has links to Defender and Firewall.

That McAfee is a trial version and at some point you will have to buy it.

Jim

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Hello Experts,

Question 1:

To initialize the 4 elements of integer array named numbers to the value of 0, is THIS

int number [4] = { 0 };

correct, and the exact same thing as saying this:

int number [4] = { 0, 0, 0, 0 }; // ?

Question 2:

Assuming
double x [ 6 ], y [ 14 ];

What C++ statement could I write that would

copy array named x into the first part of array named y. // ?

Thanks again! ... RB
 

A:Beginner C++ Questions About Arrays (2 Questions)

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Hey guys, you might of seen a post or two about me not able to get our domain to use GPO's, but its all fixed now. YAY !
(It was the DNS, incase anyone was interested)

but now i got a few questions, i'll start with:

1. Is there anyway to configure a client by just having them log onto the domain? e.g. Disable Security Center, Windows Messanger, Add a Registry hack. etc.

2. Is there anyway to view a list of all websites visited on the network with information, eg. Who was looking at it(which user), at what time. etc

3. Is there a way to record a list of all objects printed from our print server with information? e.g. User that printed it, time it was printed, how many pages, how many copys. etc.

4. Is there a way to delete start menu files/folders with a logon script?

5. I'm going to put "Deep Freeze" on the computers that are accessed and used by the public, but i've never used it, nor have any experience with it.
Does it cause any problems with normal operation of the computer? if anyone could give me some feedback on this, i'd love to hear it.

Also, is it possible to get more then just 6 Virtual Drives on a computer?

i mean, isn't there 23 possible drives?
 

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I have a Packard Bell P133, model D135. Eight megs of
RAM are on the motherboard. According to a search of
this model on a 'Memory' website, this model has FPM non-
parity memory. The machine had two 4-MB modules installed
when it was new in 1996, for a total of 16 MB at time of purchase.
Since then, I have added two 8MB modules to bring it up to
32MB. Two weeks ago, I replaced the two 4MB modules with
two 32MB FPM modules, which was supposed to bring it up to a total of 88MB. When I boot up, it only reads slightly over 81MB as passed....of course, on the System Properties 'General' tab, 80MB is listed. Can anyone tell me what might have happened to the other 8MB?

Another question: Would parity memory be compatible with
non-parity memory? I know from research, that most servers use parity memory...parity being described as a feature of
a module for error-checking. Would parity memory work OK with non-parity, but not the other way around? The reason I ask is, I have an opportunity to buy some used 72-pin, FMP parity modules at a good price, and I just wanted to know if the two (parity and non-parity) would mesh. I wanted to bring it up to the max for this model....136MB, providing the 8MB on-board memory is read. That was my own theory about the missing 8MB....that the on-board memory, for some reason isn't being read. Any thoughts on this?

Last questions: How critical is mixing speeds? Will 70ns
modules in one bank work with 60ns modules in another ... Read more

A:Memory: Questions.....questions....questions....

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Hey guys, just have a few questions in regards to Vista x32 vs x64 as well as Direct x10 issues when it comes to gaming.

First off - What benefits do I get by running Vista x64 as opposed to x32 when it comes to gaming. I bought Call of Duty 4 as well as Bioshock, and will be buying some of the new games coming out such as Assassin's Creed and Far Cry 2. Are any of these games 64 bit games?

Second off - Do I get any benefit playing a game made for DirectX 9 on a DirectX10 platform? Or are the graphic increases only visible in games actually made for DirectX 10? Again, are any of the games I listed above made to work with better graphics in DirectX 10?

Thanks guys!

A:32/64 bit questions & DirectX 9/10 questions :)

I discovered your inquiry while I was attempting to answer questions similar to yours.

This isn't much help but try reading about Epic Game's 'Unreal' game engine. I'm reading the article on wikipeadia about this game engine. This is the game engine used for Gears of War and Unreal Tournament.

Any way, it seems that if your running the game in a 64-bit environment like Windows Vista 64 the game will be in 64-bit mode.

It uses Directx 10 and Directx 10 also seems to be in 64-bit mode depending on weather Windows is in 64-bit mode.

In related news, it seems that the 'Unreal' game engine and the 'Source' game engine (Used for Half life 2, etc) are optimized to take advantage of multi-threading or in other words optimized for multi-core processors.

Anyway, see what conclusions you come to...I'll post an update as I learn more.

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1) Is there an on-line photoshop that doesn't need to be downloaded? Trying to clean up computer and just got rid of Cannon software that was over 4,000 MB.

2) Just upgraded to Microsoft XP Service Pack 2 that comes with pop-up blocker. Can I lose the Panicware Pop-up stopper that I have on my comp.?

3) Quicktime automatically starts when I turn my computer on. How do I stop that?
 

A:Three Questions

robnyt said:

3) Quicktime automatically starts when I turn my computer on. How do I stop that?Click to expand...

This one I can answer pretty easily.

1. Click Start --> Run...
2. type msconfig and click OK.
3. Click the Startup tab.
4. Scroll down to where you see the Startup item qttask.
5. Uncheck that button, click ok, and let your system reboot.

The QuickTime Task Bar will no longer load at startup.
 

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Im using windows movie maker and i tried importing a mpeg but i only get the audio part of it and nt the video. help.

and also i have a 1 year old sony trinitron and it comes with one of those neat memory card readers in the front so you can watch stuff and every time i put mine in it read it and says theres a error. i also tried it with a friends and the same message is it the cards or the tv?
 

A:2 questions..............

You can't import mpeg's with Windows Movie Maker---you need avi files.
 

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I'm new to Windows 10.
But I can use Google {Since I use Opera} to research issues with 10.

Neither Edge or IE 11 would allow me to use Google.
Shame on Microsoft. :(

I suggest you use Opera as your default browser.
Once you install Opera you can set it as your default browser.

Link---- Browser | Fast & Safe Web Browser | Download Free | Opera

Lose the strange things Edge & IE 11 do to you. :)

A:Ask Questions Please

I use google all the time with either IE or Edge . .

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Question #1. If I download Firefox and set it as my default. Will I need to change the default over to IE whenever I need to download Windows Updates? Or will it automatically use IE?

Question #2. I was going to try Motherboard Monitor so I could check the temperature and fan speed, but it doesn't support my Motherboard. Is there another program out there that can do all that? Preferably a free one.

Question #3. I got Napster so I could download music legally, but when I try to download a song, i get an error message that says "Some of the data needed by Windows Media Player to play this track appears to be missing or corrupt. Please contact Customer Support and specify error number 1021." Does anyone know how to fix that? I plan on contacting Dell since my Media Player was on the computer when I got it. But I thought I'd try here to see if any of you can help me.
Thanks so much
 

A:A Few Questions

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Ok, I have windows XP home edition and need answers to my questions.

1 - When i press Ctrl+Alt+Delete it minimizes everything then comes up with a box with 6 options on it. How do i change it so that it goes straight to task bar?

2 - How do i make my user log on automatically so windows doesnt halt for me to enter my password - Which there is no password

3 - In the quick launch (next to Start) how do i make it so that my Internet Explorer opens up maximized?
 

A:Win XP questions

1. At command prompt, type" contol userpasswords2" and press Enter.

2. On the Users tab, clear the Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer check box and then click ok.

3. Type the name and password for the account that you want to be logged on each time you start your computer.

I got this from the book Microsoft Windows XP Inside out. Worked for me.
 

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Hey guys i looked on the microsoft website and it looks like the final service pack has come out. yay

Um but i noticed that the installation was 7.4 GB So i will have sp1 for seven when windows 9 comes out?

I thought there is no way in heck that this is right lol.

I looked for alternative and it says that in windows update it should be there with the size 1.9 gb well still kind of big but it is smaller than 7 gb :P

Well i looked in my win update and ofcoarse it isnt there

Well windows says if i install all the other updates it should be there when my computer is done doing the blue screen

well First question WHY THE HECK IS IT SO BIG lol.

The other question is it safe? i saw a few other people that were having truble when they installed sp1

thanks for any replies

A:7 sp1 questions

I think you talk about disk space required during the installation. The system is not really any bigger after SP1 is installed. I have done the installation on 3 systems up to now and did not have any problems at all. Just make sure you install it by itself and not together with other updates that might show up at the same time - install those first and then SP1.

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I'm trying to learn about FTP. Now, I have a list of anonymous servers, where I don't have to log in, and I'm just typing the FTP address into my address bar. I'm not using the FTP software that comes with windows, or any other kind of FTP software. For instance, I'm typing "ftp://ftp.snerpa.is/" into my address bar, and I get a message saying "Windows cannot access this folder. Make sure you typed the name correctly and that I have permission to access the folder."
Now, I don't really know what I'm doing with this, so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
D
 

A:FTP questions

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I was just told that in order for me to burn DVD's I would need to install the windows service packs.
(i dont like them & dont use them)
I was told that I need these service packs to get the USB 2.0
I was trying to get info on this USB 2.0( didnt even know it excisred till I plugged in my external Sony DRX-710UL into my USB port & it said I my computer didnt support HIGH SPEED. I could still use the product, but it would be at slower speed.
Anyway, I though I understood it to be that I also needed a new HIGH SPEED PCI card and the USB 2.0 that microsoft had only supported the USB port if the updated hardware was installed.
I dont know if I said that right.
I guess, the bottom line is, do I need to install those service packs to get the USB 2.0 support to use my dvd writer?
 

A:USB 2.0 Questions?

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I am firstly interested in knowing if it is possible to go back to SP1 of SP2 has already been downloaded? I am using a music software that reports an insurmountable number of errors and other problems with WIndows XP SP2. If this is an option what procedure would I utilize to go back to SP1?

My second question is concerning the speed of my computer. It runs considerably slower than 6 months ago when I first purchased the unit. I am submitting a hijack log and wanted to know if the tech gurus here could take a look and identify anything that could be a culprit in slowing down my PC. If it is of any solace, my specs are listed: AMD Athlon XP 1800+, 1.99Ghz, 512MB RAM.......

The hijack log follows:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 7:20:06 PM, on 10/13/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AG... Read more

A:2 questions...

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Hi, some friends of mine has asked me to do some troubleshooting on their computers. Trouble is, I'm a devout Win 98 believer, and his system is running XP. So far, I HATE XP! I have a few general (and probably stupid) questions that might make all this easier, so here goes:
1- WHERE does the system tell me how much RAM the computer has? In Win 98 I just right click on MyComputer, and Properties tells me how much there is, and what percentege of the system resources are free. I did right click on the task bar and got a bunch of info that I can't decipher. Moving graphs and stuff.. AGGG! WHY did they do this to Windows?
2 - How do I eliminate the need for a password on a laptop running XP Professional?
3 - If a system is set up with an administrator, and some other accounts, is there a way of preventing the administrator from invading another account and reading info? Does changing the logon password provide any protection from a snooping administrator?
4 - Can a laptop designed for WinME run XP efficiently? (14gb hard drive)
5 - Is fdisking a laptop essentialy the same as fdisking a desktop? I want to remove XP from a laptop and install 98.
Thanks,
TennisWitch
 

A:XP Questions

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1)In Windows Explorer, whenever I double-click on a folder, instead of going into it, it just opens the Windows Search box. What's going on?

2)Is there any way to change the folder icon system wide?
 

A:Two questions

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My OS is Windows 2000 professional.... I created another user log on as "GUEST" and also created a password for it. I want my kids to use this log on and want to disable some functions on it. How do i go abou this? I want them to be limited on what they can and cant do (i.e. no downloading, system changes,etc....)

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Win 2K Pro questions...

bump
 

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I am in the process of putting my software back together after the hard drive failed. I have installed XP, and am trying to install Office XP with FrontPage. It will not accept the product key, which is correct, no matter what I do.
Any thoughts on this. This software was on the computer with no problem before the crash.

Also, the computer will not shut down now when I turn it off. It remains hung at the blue 'Windows is shutting down' message. I have to hold the power button in for the power to go off.

Thanks for any advice.
 

A:2 XP questions

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I ran SFC a few minutes ago and had some thoughts and questions.

Since the Windows XP disk is old, are newer files being replaced by old ones from the CD?

If so, would use of a slipstreamed CD with Service packs 1 and 2 on it be a better way to go?

Thanks
 

A:SFC questions

The bulk of the files used in the replacement are from the "dll cache" on the hard drive.

Any dll files that were updated by SP2 would also have repopulated the cache, so in general that should not be a problem.

Its a good question, and while a slipstreamed SP2 would be a good idea I have never experienced any issues with SFC using old versions. I think it will complain about the "wrong CD" instead.
 

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Which kind of media type dose the CD-ROM drive with?
1-Compact Disc
2-DVD

How big is the capacity of a HD/DS Floppy Disk?

which Statement is true.
a:Flash eeproms can only programmed once
b:ROM are used for storing data which changes frequently
c:an operating system is required to use a computer
d:Flash eeproms can be erased using ultra violet light

What is the decimal equivalent of the binary nimber 1001?
6,7,9,3.
How many bytes can be addressed simultaneously with 64 bits data -bus?
4,2,5,8.

what is difference between a DVD and a CD-ROM
a:CD-ROM has a higher capacity
b:CD-ROM has a smaller format
CVD has a latger format
dVD has a higher capacity

What is clipbpard?
 

A:A+ Questions

You can google all the answers to these questions. There are also some very good A+ certification books. I used this one.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0072229918/102-6191618-2550562?v=glance
 

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Hey all,

I'm starting to get into Windows Update and Windows Activation troubleshooting again after quite a while out, and I'm currently reading up on my literature. Basically I just read the activation process of the OEM Activation 2.0 whitepaper and I have a few questions about it

First of all, OA2.0 is for Windows Vista, and not for Seven, since Seven uses OA2.1 (or at least, I think it does).

The whitepaper starts with explaining what WPA (Windows Product Actvation) is, and that it is an alternative for OA 2.0, which I think is weird. Basically this would mean that WPA (entering your product key to activate Windows) is an alternative to activating Windows using the BIOS information (SLIC Table, OEMID etc). Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Vista always activate via WPA? I mean, you always have to enter a valid product key in order to use it outside of the grace period. I've seen a few MGA's where Vista did activate using the product key, but where the SLIC didn't match; wouldn't that mean that Windows used both WPA and OA 2.0?

Or am I completely missing the point and does OA 2.0 also incorporate WPA? Since the whitepaper does mention that when it is not possible to use OA 2.0 it will divert to WPA.
But if this is the case; that Windows can change between WPA and OA 2.0, wouldn't that mean that you could install a type 2 SLP onto a different machine, as long as you can make the key work, since Windows will simply revert to WPA is no valid OEM public key is detected... Read more

A:OA 2.0 questions

OA activation is used when activating an OEM_SLP Key - WPA is used for everything else.
WAT was not introduced until Feb 2010 - after SP2 for Vista was released. It's only on Win7. I think the reasoning is that the SLT's for Vista got in the way of introducing a similar innovation there.
WAT does a lot of things very differently to anything that preceded it - for one thing, it phones home every 90 days to check for updates definitions and block lists.
You may want to read my notes in the VIP WGA subforum

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1. I have a program called Norton Crash Guard. When I accessed it I noticed a program called lxbabmom (not responding). What is the program and what are the implications that it isn't running?

2. What are the implications of reloading windows 98se without wiping the original program off first? Will it fill in corrupted parts of the existing program or do I have to go through a major exercise to deal with the issues I have?
 

A:Two questions

The "lxbabmom" is unrecognised as a program, perhaps you are infected with some malware?

Unless it was "lxbbbmom" which is a driver for a Lexmark printer.

Regarding reloading Window 98, it depends what exactly you mean. A clean install (which is reformat and reinstall) will wipe everything that is on your hard drive. All data and programs will be gone.

Reloading "over the top" will clean up Windows but will not always clean up any malware.

Always assume that any such operation will result in the loss of your data and backup accordingly.
 

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Hello,

I just posted the following in the General Forum.
I realize that it should probably have gone here.

I apologize for this double posting, as I really don't want to go against any Forum protocols. Very, very appreciative of all the help I've received.
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New HP PC. 64 Bit W7 Home Premium

Have been fighting this problem of Windows Explorer stopping every 1/2 hour or so, and then restarting again, for another 1/2 hour perhaps.

The Event Log shows zillions of items, most with ATI mentioned.

There are new ATI Drivers, apparently, for my ATI graphics card.

So, with agreements from those knowledgeable folks here, I tried to download them and install them.

The ATI site says I need Microsoft .New SP2 on my PC or I will get an error msg.
Well, I did get a msg to the effect that it did not install.

a. I tried the W7 search box for .net, but nothing came up.
Does this mean that I don't have .net installed, or that it just isn't picked up by the search ?

b. Should my new PC have come with it ?

My W7 is a 64 bit version.
There seem to be many, many, versions of .net available for Downloads, as well as Service Packs.

c. If I do have to install it, can someone please tell me Exactly what I
should install ?

- Should I install any of the Service Packs afterwards ?

- There also seems to be .net SP3 available.
Is this what I want ?

Much thanks,
Bob

A:. Net Questions, Please

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11


Hello,

I just posted the following in the General Forum.
I realize that it should probably have gone here.

I apologize for this double posting, as I really don't want to go against any Forum protocols. Very, very appreciative of all the help I've received.
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New HP PC. 64 Bit W7 Home Premium

Have been fighting this problem of Windows Explorer stopping every 1/2 hour or so, and then restarting again, for another 1/2 hour perhaps.

The Event Log shows zillions of items, most with ATI mentioned.

There are new ATI Drivers, apparently, for my ATI graphics card.

So, with agreements from those knowledgeable folks here, I tried to download them and install them.

The ATI site says I need Microsoft .New SP2 on my PC or I will get an error msg.
Well, I did get a msg to the effect that it did not install.

a. I tried the W7 search box for .net, but nothing came up.
Does this mean that I don't have .net installed, or that it just isn't picked up by the search ?

b. Should my new PC have come with it ?

My W7 is a 64 bit version.
There seem to be many, many, versions of .net available for Downloads, as well as Service Packs.

c. If I do have to install it, can someone please tell me Exactly what I
should install ?

- Should I install any of the Service Packs afterwards ?

- There also seems to be .net SP3 available.
Is this what I want ?

Much thanks,
Bob


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Hey, Im a bit of a newb so bear with me...

Is there any shareware out there that does not contain spyware or any of that, or is there some way to get rid of it?

And another thing on my mind is that is there a difference between the msn messenger that comes pre installed on xp and the regular one online?? Could somebody also tell me how i could get rid of the xp messenger because i cant seem to find it under add/remove programs. thanks again
 

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I'm sure you guys get this a lot and I aplogize but I want to format my computer and start fresh again my problem is I don't know how. I also want to know if my operating system came on the recovery disc? As far as I know I didn't get a Windows Xp cd. If the Operating system is on the recovery disc where would the cd key number be (it's not on any of the cd sleeves)? I'm not sure what info you guys need or if you need any at all but I will be ready to list it if asked. Thanks I appreciate any help I can get.
 

A:A few questions

Make and Model of computer please, plus hardware specifications, and drive size(s).

Sorry, should have said to read OEM CDR.
 

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As you guys might notice, the main reason I make posts here in this forum is to ask for help cause I am a novice compared to the more experienced people here, but if you can really help me on this 2 questions, I would add your rep

1. I uninstalled Java but its Control Panel entry seems to be stuck in the Control Panel. I actually removed it with Revo Uninstaller which is more powerful than Windows' own uninstall utility. How do I remove that invalid Java entry from the Control Panel??? I even tried to use Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove Java's remaining components but the invalid entry remains in the Control Panel.

2. I noticed that as my video and song collections increase, Windows Media Player 12 gets slower to open the first time I try to open it since I turned on the PC. Anything I can do to speed this up a little???

3. In Windows Media Player 12, how do I make the buttons red instead of blue. I discovered a registry hack to change WMP12's background here in this forum so there must be a hack to change the play/pause, forward,backward, shuffle, repeat and volume buttons to red. I already saw someone here posting a screenshot of his WMP12, having red buttons.

A:A Few questions???

I need help on this please

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I have two questions regarding customization :O

One is regarding My Computer. Formerly, My Computer used to have a menu to the right, allowing you to select which drive to open. Now it seemingly disappeared. How can I get this menu back?

Second is adding a folder, or some place holder to achieve the same purpose to the left side. Is it possible to pin a folder or something like an icon with user made Tasks (similar to programs like Steam, CCleaner, etc.) so I can do multiple similar tasks with only one thing on the start menu? Thanks.

A:Two Questions

In regard to the first question:
Right Click Taskbar > Properties > Start Menu Tab > Customize (See Below for Beyond That)

I don't think that the other question is possible with a folder in the left hand side of the start menu. However, you could do it by placing a folder within your user folder or documents folder and then displaying that folder as a menu using the same method as computer. In other words, place your scripts in a folder named "Tasks" within your user folder and display your user folder as a menu.

You can also do it using a toolbar via the taskbar. I use a toolbar to launch speed settings for my fans. In order to do this, create a folder and place whatever tasks you wish to execute in it. I use command prompts to launch a program with settings, but you could use anything that can be executed. Now right click on the taskbar, go to toolbars and create a new toolbar. Navigate to your folder and choose it. You can place it wherever you want on the taskbar, use icons, or a label, use a pop up or just a string of icons.

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hi everyone...i just have a few questions. First of all, can someone tell me what a good program or app is good for watching *.avi videos. I need it to have good quality. Just tell me what u think is good and what u use. Thanks

Second of all, i was wondering how u can change macros on a multiplayer game that you play online. I always hear people talking about it and i dont know what it is and how to change it. If someone knows MACROS and how to change please tell me..THANK YOU
 

A:just a few questions

Well, regarding .avi files there's always good old Windows Media Player. Also, give a look at The Playa from www.divx.com.
 

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1) Is there any way you can remove the 'grid' on the desktop and in files? What I mean is, when you mouse over things it highlights a square behind it and when you drag things it snaps to a square, like the files are all on a huge grid. Is there any way to remove the highlighting and let you move files to any location like in Windows XP?

2) When I drag and drop a file from one folder to another, instead of cutting it from the one file and pasting it into the other, it copies the file(s), so instead of moving the file from one place to the other I end up just copying it and having the original in the same place. Any way I can make it cut instead of copy itself?

3) Is there a way you can change the font in the sticky notes program?

4) Is there a way you can make the left-hand side of the start menu a color other then white without downloading any custom themes or anything?

5) Is there a way you can change the background color of windows explorer?
EDIT: On this note, is there also a way you can change the color of the two toolbars in windows explorer? (The file, edit, view, etc. one and the Organize, Burn, New folder, etc. one)

6) In the start menu and login screen, where it displays the users profile picture, is there a way you can change the color of the border/padding around the picture? It's blue by default which looks really bad with my picture.

7) In folders, if I want to move a file to another location inside the same folder (like when you drag items in the start m... Read more

A:A few questions

1) Yes that can be done, with an edit in the aero.msstyles (or your custom msstyles if your using a custom theme from deviantART. This will also need you to enable custom themes, and it will require Windows Style Builder for editing the images in the msstyles file)

2) I dont think you can, but i'm not sure.

3) Not sure about that one.

4) No. You have to use a custom theme for that to change.

5) Yes, that can be done with Custom windows 7 themes or WindowsBlinds

6) Yes. The images are located in explorer.exe . Extract them and change the hue/sat in Photoshop/Paint.net/Gimp and assign the changed images to replace the old ones and save the explorer.exe (you will have to take ownership of explorer.exe before doing this)

7) Thats not possible as far as i know

8) That is probably possible, but i dont know how

9) I'm not sure what you mean
Hope this answers some of your questions

- SG9

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Hi all, got 2 doubts if someone maybe can give some info.

im looking for great firewall : tested near all aviable atm. zone alarm cause alot of problems all times i try to use in diferents pcs too, glasswire using win firewall for what i know wich not convince me.. windows products always not really strong and just send extra telemetry to them.: both of these firewalls got paid vervions much better than free. so i dont go use a " limited software". those both are just some examples of some firewall i test ( yes comodo too : waiting for V9 stable to try again ). and private firewall the best with big diference abouth all others but i see it still discontinued from years ago dont get fresh versions or options ( can some1 confirm that pls? )

second question.. is there any option in firewalls to block most telemetry u send from back ward to microsoft?
thx advanced.
 

A:two questions :)

dJim said:





Hi all, got 2 doubts if someone maybe can give some info.

im looking for great firewall : tested near all aviable atm. zone alarm cause alot of problems all times i try to use in diferents pcs too, glasswire using win firewall for what i know wich not convince me.. windows products always not really strong and just send extra telemetry to them.: both of these firewalls got paid vervions much better than free. so i dont go use a " limited software". those both are just some examples of some firewall i test ( yes comodo too : waiting for V9 stable to try again ). and private firewall the best with big diference abouth all others but i see it still discontinued from years ago dont get fresh versions or options ( can some1 confirm that pls? )

second question.. is there any option in firewalls to block most telemetry u send from back ward to microsoft?
thx advanced.Click to expand...

1. If you have tried all the home user security suites, then there really aren't really any other firewalls available. I really recommend BiniSoft's Windows
Firewall Control; you can use WFC to do everything you need using Windows Firewall.

2. To disable all W10 telemetry, you can do it right in Windows Firewall:

Win + R (Run) Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Advanced Settings > Outbound Rules

Highlight all the telemetry entries then right click and select Disable Rule (Don't delete in case you need to ... Read more

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Hi, 
We have Windows Server 2012 R2 in organization.
First question is that one of people wants to share the "data" with specific people. I think it would be good that if we use EFS. But if they set up EFS then does domain admin have access?
2nd question is that when user set up the folder or data with EFS, they need to export their certs to specific people that he/she share. Then Let's say he create an another folder with EFS, and do other people who has cert can access that folder?

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1. what causes NTDLR error and how can i prevent NTDLR error from happening to me on a windows xp pro SP2 computer

2. i have a secondary hdd. when i formatted it it also installed another copy of windows on there. Can i delete them and still make my secondary HDD work and NOT lose the information on there?

if you vcan answer any questions on here please post away. Thanks for your time.
 

A:2 questions

Hi read this article for info on NTLDR

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm
 

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I have many very dumb questions. My computer skills are just average. Heres my info first.

Acer Ultrabook 8.1 Windows, 4 GB Ram, 320 HDD 247 GB free left.

( The Questions )
I want to try ONLY, Linux on a USB. I dont want to install Linux on my system, just to try it. I can use USB just fine.
I prefer my OS stay Windows 8.1
I have read alot on this. But still i dont no what iam doing.
Should i just forget about Linux alltogether ? It would be good to have it incase my Windows 8.1 messes up. When 8.1 works its great. But many times it hasnt.
First i realize i need to download the Linux Installer. Is this installed to C: drive only ? And Linux Mint installed to the USB to try it out ?
Thay say BIOS boot order needs to be changed. I no how to get in BIOS just fine.
The final and most important question to me is. If i was to change boot order to 1 for USB. Will Windows 8.1 still boot up if needed or do i change BIOS back to the way it was before ? Thanks Chuck

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Do any of you use or have used Win98lite OS?

Have any of you used IEradicator to remove IE from your computer?

I will appreciate seeing all of what you have to say about either or both of these questions and the use of the software.
 

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G'day,

I'm about to make the leap from IE8 to IE9.

Will all my favorites under the Favorites menu, and all my shortcuts under the Favorites Bar port across into the IE9 equivalent?

Regards,
Golden

A:IE8 to IE9 - a few questions

Hello Golden.

In a word, yes.

You can access them under Favorites on the Menu toolbar or by clicking View favorites, feeds, and history, which is the star icon at the top-right of the browser window.

You can also use the Alt+C keyboard combination to access your favorites.

I would though be inclined to backup your favorites first, just in case anything does go wrong.

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1) Not that I would and certainly never have, but when ' others '
have utilized demo software/shareware for beyond the extended time limit, how do they do that? Where does the maker stick his/her mark? Registry or Data Files?

2) I just got my first cd-rw and the nero that came with it doesn't work as it should. When it tells me to select a recorder, all that will work is the image recorder. The other one, the ' one that allows cdrw to function; only gives ' software must be bundled with cdrw for this to work ' message. Bummer. The cdrw is the cheapest of them all, Optorite Cyberdrive, 39.95, so my question is which software should I try or buy. I've downloaded three, none of which are Roxio or Nero, but have yet to try one. Iomega's looks like a real honey, but no trial

Still waiting to copy one data and/or cd,
- M

(editors note: questioner has bought with hard earned money
PSP, Poco Mail, and DeskNotes )
 

A:Two Questions

1) Most people do this with a crack program and we won't go there on helping you locate one. Some programmers write it into a dll that is installed in a hidden location and is not removed when the program is uninstalled. Others do make a registry entry that isn't removed either.

2) I am not sure what your problem is. Detecting the recording device should be only done when the program is initially run. I am also not sure what you are referring to as "image recorder". I use Nero all the time without any sort of error or problem.
 

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hello, i have 2 questions

1. i want see the control panel in classic form..what do i do? (no option for that seems to be any more!

2. when i try see a photo, i cant any more. I can explore it but no view...What should i do about?

thanks.
 

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I had to reformat my HD and decided to try creating two partitions on the C drive: one for the OS (Win XP Home SP2) and one for programs.

So far so good.

1. Everytime I install a progarm components are installed on the C drive anyway. Mainly stuff that is pinned to the start menu. Does this have to be this way? Can I change it so that the Start menu reads from the same drive I install my programs into?

2. If not, can I repartition the drive to enlarge the partition that the OS is on without causing any problems? When I created the partitions I guess I made the OS partition too small. If I use Partition Magic can I resize the two partitions and not cause any complications?

3. Are there settings that can be changes to change where files are automatically saved? For example the favorites folder. Do they have to save on the C drive? Is it bad to change the dirve if it is possible?

I know, many questions. Just trying to learn. I appreciate any help and input. Thank you ahead of time.
 

A:a few XP Questions

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Where to find javascript to enable it as it appears missing in internet security-custom settings?
I also seem to be missing Codec for windows media so can not play movies on it.
Grateful for your help.
 

A:New to XP2 questions

To turn on Java and JavaScript in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:
1. Start Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
3. Click the zone that you are using (for example, click Local Intranet), and then click Custom Level.
4. Locate Java permissions, and then click one of the following options:
High Safety
Medium Safety
Low Safety
5. Locate Active scripting, and then click to select the Enable check box.

Find A Codec For Windows Media Player 9
 

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1 - how do I view the privacy report for a page without using the menu. On IE8 I simply double click the icon on the status bar. In addition it only showed relevant cookies for that page, I cant see how to do the same on IE9.
2 - how do I disable cleartype display in the browser.
3 - how do I move the command bar to the same row as the tabs like I do on IE8.
4 - how do I view what zone the page I am viewing is in? on IE8 it showed me in the status bar.
5 - likewise how do I view if protected mode is on without accessing the options, on IE8 it showed me in the status bar.

MSE

1 - is it possible to have it auto update its defenitions whilst not auto updating windows patches.

A:IE9 and MSE some questions

Hi chrysalis,

I'm not so sure about your IE9 questions but I do know that MSE automatically updates itself on a daily basis. It will check if there are any updates and download them itself. However, there are instances that MSE updates do pass through Windows Update, especially if there is a major update of some sort. This is one drawback on MSE I think.

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Four questions about IE9:


1. Is there a decent EXIF viewer addon or accellorator for IE9?

2. Does flash work in IE9 64bit?

3. Is there a spell check addon or accellorator for IE9?

4. Is there any way to resize a text area by dragging the corner of the field ala Google Chrome?

(5. Why did they move the bookmarks to the right?) - Not really part of my question list.

Cheers

A:Four questions about IE9

  
Quote: Originally Posted by elbeasto


Four questions about IE9:


1. Is there a decent EXIF viewer addon or accellorator for IE9?

2. Does flash work in IE9 64bit?

3. Is there a spell check addon or accellorator for IE9?

4. Is there any way to resize a text area by dragging the corner of the field ala Google Chrome?

(5. Why did they move the bookmarks to the right?) - Not really part of my question list.

Cheers


I can answer 2 of those,

Yes on the 64 bit flash,

Download Flash Player "Square" Beta Preview Release - Adobe Labs

Yes on the spellchecker, I'm not sure if that works on the 64 bit browser,

ieSpell - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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say i press control+alt+delete, and want to close some of the programs/processes i have running... how do i know which ones are ok to close and which ones the computer needs to run?

and a less important question:

i mainly use my computer to use photoshop, and i listen to music on winamp while i use photoshop. lately, after a few minutes of play, winamp starts getting really crackly sounding. i close it and restart it and then its fine for another few minutes. any ideas what could be going wrong?
 

A:2 questions

Answer to first question is what OS are you running, and what do u have loaded on ur computer...run HJT and post it in here and let us see what runs and then we can tell u or not what processes can and cannot be terminated.

To your 2nd question....could be the song itself, or maybe something else is playing with sound, don't know unless u can tell us what u are doing at the time...well to me that is, there is a number of things.

Cheers
 

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