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Windows 8.1 will encrypt everything by default - yikes!

Q: Windows 8.1 will encrypt everything by default - yikes!

This is the first I've seen this. Seems like it should have been publicized more. I'm not sure I want Microsoft or anyone else holding my encryption keys. Luckily, this only applies to computers with a TPM, which I don't have. Do you?

Windows 8.1 Will Start Encrypting Hard Drives By Default: Everything You Need to Know

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A: Windows 8.1 will encrypt everything by default - yikes!

Originally Posted by mikeytg


This is the first I've seen this. Seems like it should have been publicized more. I'm not sure I want Microsoft or anyone else holding my encryption keys. Luckily, this only applies to computers with a TPM, which I don't have. Do you?

Windows 8.1 Will Start Encrypting Hard Drives By Default: Everything You Need to Know



Hi there

?????

I'm running W8.1 RTM Enterprise - and nothing has been encrypted so far -- I've copied data to external drives and used them on other machines etc etc.

BITLOCKER is another issue - but you have to enable that anyway if you want to use it.

(BTW what's a TPM on a computer ??)

Cheers
jimbo

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As a rule, I don't run NTFS on any of my systems and I advise against it in most situations. The reason is that I consider the additional stability and security that NTFS offers to be outweighed by the disadvantage of making it impossible, if not near impossible, to clean adware/spyware/viruses from an infected machine. But now I am presented with a new dilemma:

I have a laptop that I am using more as time progresses. It has a lot of information stored on it about my clients' user names, passwords, e-mail configurations, product keys (which they do lose, occasionally). Losing the laptop to a thief and the potential that the thief would discover the valuable and sensitive information stored on it . . . Well, I think you get the idea.

I am thinking of converting the laptop to NTFS and encrypting the many folders that contain sensitive information, thus protecting my clients from any potential damage due to loss of the laptop.

Here's the proposed scenario and conditions:
The laptop's hard disk is converted to NTFS.
Folders containing sensitive information are encrypted.
The OS on the laptop crashes and is unrecoverable.
I am forced to trash the existing OS and set up Windows 2000 or XP fresh and clean and start over again.
What must I do now to prepare for this day so that after the OS is loaded again, I can access those encrypted folders?
 

A:To encrypt (folders) or not to encrypt--that is my question.

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Hopefully someone can give me a hand. I am running XP on a Compaq Presario 8000Z.
My first error message when I boot up is that Windows/system32/config/system is missing or corrupt. Of course Compaq's recovery discs don't work and they didn't give me an orginal copy of the OS. I am able to boot up to the recovery console with a Dell OS disc, but I don't know what to type in at the prompts. I would like to get booted back up and back up some additional files/pictures, then format and reinstall the OS.

Can someone please steer me in the right direction?

Now when I try to boot up the machine with no discs in it, I get the "we're sorry for inconvience crapola"

Please help me. Thank you.
 

A:Windows XP Won't Boot UP...Yikes!

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Greetings to the World, from a Newbie in Battle Creek, Michigan.

I bought a new HP desktop a few days ago, Windows 8, of course......now I'm not saying that I ever got 100% out of Windows XP, but wow, what an uphill climb jumping into Windows 8.
It feels like I'm back in school again.

I added the Logitech t650 Touchpad to make navigation easier, but it was a challenge understanding one finger, two finger, three finger and then FOUR finger swipes, and what they do! I'll be Keeping the mouse for backup.

I plan on going through all of the tutuorials on this Forum, which I chose for its' "readability".
I like the way it looks to my eye and seems easy to get around.

Next big thing is to Transfer my files from my XP to the new PC.
Anything I should be cautious about when doing this ?

A:Yikes ! Newbie going from XP to Windows 8.

Welcome to EightForums.

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03502680.pdf








Originally Posted by HP/Compaq



Creating HP Recovery media

HP Recovery Manager is a software program that offers a way to create recovery media after you
successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be used to perform system recovery if the
hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the original operating system and the
software programs installed at the factory, and then configures the settings for the programs. HP
Recovery media can also be used to customize the system or aid in the replacement of a hard drive.

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I looked up how to encrypt files and it said windows 7 had a encryption software built in. I went to properties and went to the advance options and there was encrypt file for secure data or something like that. But it was unselectable.

A:How do encrypt files on my windows 7?

Whether you need to protect internal or removable drives, BitLocker in Windows 7 makes that protection easy because it works with almost any drive. Windows 7 simplifies the encryption of internal drives by automatically creating the hidden boot partition
necessary to use BitLocker to protect the OS volume, eliminating the need to manually select that option during installation or to repartition the drive afterward. Best of all, BitLocker can be enabled on drives running Windows 7 with a simple right-click...STEP
BY STEP GUIDE FOR SIMPLE ENCRYPTION IS:-
1.To enable encryption you would right click a folder or file and then choose Properties from the displaying menu.
2.Once the Properties page appears you would click the Advanced button on the General Tab and choose the Select the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, and then click OK.
3.Another dialog box will come up to give you the option of applying the changes to the folder only or to the folder, any subfolders found and the files within.
[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] – It is important to note that once you start encrypting information that you should back up your encryption certificate which is the “key” to lock and unlock the data. If your certificate and
key are lost or damaged and you do not have a backup, in most cases where a local system is involved, that encrypted information is lost as it remains forever locked.
 
 
There are more recovery options available to you when ... Read more

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Hello guys, today i'm are here to explain How to crypte a hard drive or partition in Windows 10
, as you know Windows 10 Professional edition allows you to use bit-locker to add an additional layer of protection for you data in your hard drive .
So if you're using windows 10 pro , and you don't know how to activate bitlocker in your PC , you have just to follow this video :



i'll be happy to answer any quastion
Thank you

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We have a client that wants to encrypt his secondary hard drive. He would like to know if this is possible to do. I tried doing a test by adding a folder on his secondary drive, and naming it "test" Then tried to encrypt it, but could not because I got a message "invalid recovery certificate"

This user is part of domain. Can anyone help me and with how I can go about setting this up, if it is possible? Thanks

A:How do I encrypt a secondary drive on a windows 7 32 OS?

I'm not too familiar with this but from what i gather on the web, you have to renew the certificate(s).






Quote:
*Taken off MS site*
Q: When I was encrypting a file, I got this message: "Recovery policy configured for this system contains invalid recovery certificate."

A: This means that one or more of the recovery agent certificates on the computer are expired. To encrypt the file, you have to renew the certificate. If your computer is on a domain, contact the system administrator.
*Taken off MS site*


Have a look @ the link below on how to renew the certs. Hope it helps.
Request or renew a certificate


Cheers
Dan

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Is it possible to Encrypt the Micro SD card of windows 8 phone to make the phone secure?

A:Encrypt Windows Phone SD Card?

Originally Posted by towget


Is it possible to Encrypt the Micro SD card of windows 8 phone to make the phone secure?



No it isn't. You can't encrypt the main phone storage either (at least consumers can't because it needs to be enabled through Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) or Mobile Device Management (MDM), which normal users don't have access to).

With Windows 10 Mobile, it also won't be possible to encrypt the Micro SD card, only the main storage.

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Hi Folks,

I bought a used computer on ebay a little over a month ago (foolish, I know), and it keeps having the deadly blue screen error. The error message seems to be different every time, but the one consistent thing is that it seems to know when I'm working on something I don't want to lose (but not any one particular software). I don't know if anyone here can help but I would really love it if this was figured out. I've been pretty helpless on my own so far.

Here's the computer's info:

OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) OEM version. Computer was purchased new in March and OS has not been reinstalled afaik (I bought used in july)

CPU - 2.0GHz Core i7 2630QM (Sandy Bridge)
Video card - GeForce 540M w/2GB DDR3 Graphics Memory
Computer is a Dell XPS15 (L502X)

I've attached a zip file with the dmp files, and other things recommended. Let me know if you can help. Right now I feel pretty stupid for buying this computer...

Thanks!

A:[SOLVED] Repeated BSODs Windows 7 with varying error messages (yikes)

First post, I didn't realize it was a laptop till I checked the specs (and the ever so obvious "XPS").

On a fairly new laptop like this, I wouldn't think it was hardware related...

Run memtest86 (download the iso from their site, boot from disk) to check the RAM. It's usually the RAM on a laptop that goes first. Otherwise, I would suspect your Windows install. If it's that new (to you), you probably don't have a lot of personal files on there...

The OEM install of the OS should be usable again, I give it a "fresh kick in the pants". :)

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Hi All

I used the files and folders Encrypt attribute: "Properties>General>Encrypt contents to secure data"
to encrypt a folder and all its contents. The folder and all its contents are green of colour. Now this is on the D-drive. I formatted my windows C drive and now I cannot access any of the files inside the encrypted folder.

I try setting permissions but they are set for administrators and I'm an administrator. How do I decrypt them?

Thank you
 

A:Solved: Windows Folder Encrypt Attribute - How to Decrypt?

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How do I get back the files that were in an encrypted folder in Windows XP? I went to the User I used to encrypt them (right click on folder->encrypt folder and subfolders) and undid that option, but even though the folder and subfolders are no longer listed in green color (the color of encrypted folders) the files themselves are still gone, just the folders themselves remain, but no files at all that used to be visible in those folders. I hate encryption. I never thought it meant "hide these files from everyone, including ME." It's so stupid. How do I decrypt my folders, or, perhaps more accurately, how do I decrypt the files that used to be visible inside the folders and subfolders in the previously-encrypted folder? I even did the lengthy thing related to Certificates and still the files themselves are hidden from me. And they're not simply "hidden files" because I tried that option in options->View but it didn't do the trick. There's gotta be another way.
Thanks

A:How do I get back the files that were in an encrypted folder in Windows XP? I went to the User I used to encrypt them (right cl...

It sounds like you may have already tried one of these steps.Perhaps one of the others will restore the files for you.

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I am trying to encrypt my drive using BitLocker. I am saving the key to a USB drive, only encrypting used data, and using new encryption mode. I then run system check before encrypting the drive, and when I restart my computer, I get the following message: "BitLocker could not be enabled. The BitLocker encryption key cannot be obtained from the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). C: was not encrypted."I've done some troubleshooting elsewhere, but can't find any info to help me. I'm running Windows 10 Pro on a Lenovo T440s machine. My TPM is initialized, owned and running, so I'm not sure what to do there. Here are images of my TPM from Device Manager.I'm at a loss, and I definitely need to be able to encrypt my drive. Does anyone have any information? If you need more information about my system, BIOS, etc., I'll be happy to oblige. Thank you.  

A:Unable to encrypt drive using BitLocker on T440s running Windows 10

My guess is that you deployed Win10 in legacy mode, instead of UEFI mode.  You can confirm this in msinfo32.exe, look for "BIOS Mode" in the right-hand panel.  It needs to be "UEFI" if you want to use TPM 2.0.  

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My Avast Antivirus software keeps detecting .exe files in my C:\. I keep telling the software to delete it, but they keep coming back. Now I'm getting weird "Windows - No Disc" errors describing : "Excpetion Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 7c6df5f8cead911234kjfdsslca" and it just keeps popping up after I cancel it out.These are the files I found in my C: - (an icon of a mouse arrow) 7eeeutuyut76; (win 32 cabinet self-extractors) b4oo3o4ot, b4oooot, fgom33, foboddot, phqgh, and a .exe called "virustoth55alit".
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:YIKES! "Windows - No Disc" errors and wierd .exe in my C:\drive

Anyone?
 

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Could use some help on how to allow a user to set their default browser permanently even with IE11 being set via Group Policy as the usual default.

For logistical reasons, we are still on IE11 instead of using Edge for our default browser - mostly because our software hasn't been 100% tested with Edge and to avoid overall confusion in having made the jump as a company to Windows 10 recently.

I successfully created a default configuration associations .xml file and it is pushing IE11 as the default.

However, knowing we have some users who would like to use a browser other than IE11 and let it be their default, we're trying to accommodate them while still enforcing the policy in place. Additionally, we don't want to 100% dissuade users from
utilizing Edge, so we haven't tried removing it from public visibility within the OS.  The users in question are local admins on their machines and should, in theory, be allowed that capability.

Any suggestions?

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I have been using Picasa to automatically import photos from my digital camera. I would prefer that not to happen anymore. I have stopped Picasa Media Detector from starting on startup but Picasa still opens automatically when I insert my cable from my camera to the my desktop (xp home).
What can I do to stop Picasa from behaving this way and having the default Windows program to import my photos?
Thank you for looking.
 

A:Changing the default photo program from Picasa to Windows default

If you get a mass storage drive letter when you connect your camera you can try connecting the camera so the drive letter is present, then right click on the drive and choose properties and in properties select the autoplay tab and specifically select an action for the type of files present such as open folder for viewing in windows explorer or whatever else is available.

If that doesn't work let us know, maybe media detector is running as a service and that needs to be shut down or something.
 

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I have 2 printers on my PC. 1 is a receipt printer with 58mm wide paper. The other is an HP1410 with letter size paper. The receipt printer is set as the default printer since it is used most. But sometimes I need to do a print of the web page used for the
Point Of Sale. When I select the HP printer for the output, the page is printed but only 58mm wide instead of letter size. Likewise if I set the HP1310 as the default printer, then when I select the receipt printer as the output, it tries to print letter size.
IE does not appear to change the paper size when a printer other than the default is selected. It ALWAYS uses the paper size of the default printer irregardless of the printer selected for output.

Note that Chrome works correctly and will adjust the page size to the default for whichever printer is selected but IE will not
Also note that NotePad has the same issue.I haven't tested with edge but then it won't support Activex either.

I am limited to using IE because the credit card scanner used with the receipt printer requires Activex support. My only workaround now is to switch to using Chrome whenever I need to print to any printer other than the Windows default printer. There was
a similar old issue "IE7 Default Paper Size" that never really had a resolution. It reported a similar issue between printers with Letter and A4 paper sizes. Any help would be appreciated.

"There is always a way to do it better... find it!"

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I have a registry problem that will not let my computer boot up. I am running Windows XP. So i followed these (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545) steps. In recovery console, I copied all files except when I try the last one (copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak) it says " the file could not be copied"...can anyone help me? I really need the files on my p.c.

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Dear Forum Members,
I am using windows xp professional, SP3.
I want to launch my application as default after the BIOS screen.
I don't want the usual default windows screen, from which, we generally select our application as Windows > Start > All Programs > Application

I need the application screen as default screen on the monitor.

Thanks for the help
Yakshya

A:How to Launch an application as default without default windows screen

Put a copy of the application's executable file into your Windows startup folder at:
Start >> All Programs >> Startup

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Hello, I'm running windows 10 Home edition.  "Ecrypt Contents to Secure Data" is greyed out.  I've confirmed I'm using NTFS and the registry key NtfsDisableEncryption is already at 0.
Please don't tell me this isn't available in the Home Edition.
Thanks,

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Hi!
After latest update, Windows keeps reverting my apps to default. For example, my default music app/program is Winamp, and after a while I'll just find that it is Groove music again. It is not a huge problem, but you see how it can be irritating. Also, Windows 10 won't recognize some of my usb devices. Mp3 player, and an USB hub. They work in Linux though, so it is not a computer issue.
Does anyone have similar problems after latest update?

A:Windows keeps reverting my default apps to Windows default

Hi, unexpected behaviour, and unwanted.
Which is your latest update? My latest is 3133431. Not noticed any effect on associations.
Build 10586 (1511) - November TH2 upgrade- changed associations back to MS default.

Note that associations cannot be set from within a program (Win 8 on).

Can you confirm
a. your defaults were previously ok?
b. your devices previously worked with Win 10?

How have you tried changing your default associations - via Settings? via Control Panel? via Open with?

Can you try setting an association via the Control Panel, Default Programs and then restart and check the result?
(Control Panel: Windows key + X, click Control Panel)

(similar reported here:
File associations revert to Windows default apps on every boot - Windows 10 Forums)

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Hi!
After latest update, Windows keeps reverting my apps to default. For example, my default music app/program is Winamp, and after a while I'll just find that it is Groove music again. It is not a huge problem, but you see how it can be irritating. Also, Windows 10 won't recognize some of my usb devices. Mp3 player, and an USB hub. They work in Linux though, so it is not a computer issue.
Does anyone have similar problems after latest update?

A:Windows keeps reverting my default apps to Windows default

Hi, unexpected behaviour, and unwanted.
Which is your latest update? My latest is 3133431. Not noticed any effect on associations.
Build 10586 (1511) - November TH2 upgrade- changed associations back to MS default.

Note that associations cannot be set from within a program (Win 8 on).

Can you confirm
a. your defaults were previously ok?
b. your devices previously worked with Win 10?

How have you tried changing your default associations - via Settings? via Control Panel? via Open with?

Can you try setting an association via the Control Panel, Default Programs and then restart and check the result?
(Control Panel: Windows key + X, click Control Panel)

(similar reported here:
File associations revert to Windows default apps on every boot - Windows 10 Forums)

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I've had my comp for 4 years and I have never had anti-virus software, simply because my parents will not purchase it for me and i choose not to download something illegally.
I was wondering if there are any freeware software anti-virus that i might be able to check up on this issue - i know i have viruses, i've had clone attacks and random files and all this junk, and i'm afraid one day it'll all be over if i don't find a virus prog soon. Thx.

A:Um.. yikes..

Hey rtil,

I've heard some great things about AVG Antivirus (http://www.grisoft.com) , which is free.

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I run Win XP Pro, and just installed IE 8 Beta. Since that I cannot open IE. It opens for a few seconds and promptly closes before anything loads.
I re-downloaded IE7 which worked fine before this and the same thing happens. It too opens and promptly closes also now.
I only us IE for doing MS updates otherwise I use Firefox.
I did install Google Chrome just before that and IE apparently disabled that too because the .Exe file for Chrome disappeared. I have since re-downloaded and installed that and Chrome works fine again.
Anyone have any idea how I can get IE to work so I can do my updates.
Thanks.
Floyd

A:Ie 8. Yikes!

Have a look at this.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/166536/no-ie-cant-update/

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Hi All,

Having a REALLY difficult time with my computer this week. DD loves to download MP3's and since starting, our family computer has gone nuts. I know it's a real mess but can anyone take a look at this log and get me started in the right direction please? TIA (a whole bunch!)
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:27:43 PM, on 3/20/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0100)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY\PCCIOMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY\PCCPFW.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY\TMPROXY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\E_S10IC2.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\OKOYHMYA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY\PCCGUIDE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY\PCCLIENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\INTERNET SECURITY\TMOAGENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\KONTIKI\BIN\KONTIKI.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WEBROOT\SPY SWEEPER\SPYSWEEPER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WEBROOT\WASHER\WWDISP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WEBROOT\MPF4\MPF.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
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A:HJT log - Yikes!

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Q: yikes!!

hi all you computer gods!!
BIG problem- I got an i pod and was unable to download songs b/c I have windows 2000- they said I needed to upgrade to windows 2000 w/4 pack. After 3 failed attempts to upgrade ( I have a dial up) we left it to upgrade overnight and assumed all was fine- wrong- now my computer just keeps continuously rebooting itself- Toshiba comes up then blue screen- over and over- I have tried to start in safe mode but the same thing happens- I have never seen this before- any suggestions to save my poor computer would be very helpful!
thanks TONS in advanced!
 

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I am getting weird pop ups and my zone alarm is requesting weird things to access (I am saying no). I've run Adaware with the new custom settings that $teve suggested yesterday and also Spybot. Hijack this log to follow.

The adaware turned up 60 files - malware, sah agents, etc. One is called Lycos sideman or something. At any rate, when removing, adaware could not remove three of them - bundle, msbb, etc. SPyware seemed to get a couple more.

Here is the Hijack this logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:24:13 AM, on 3/31/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCSETMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCPD-LC\SYMLCSVC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK TOTALACCESS\TASKPANL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
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A:Yikes - got some bug...

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I have been through the ringer on this. If anyone has the patience for this...I greatly appreciate it. If not, thanks, I will continue my journey through the darkness....

This is the thread I was working through elsewhere and was recommended I may need to be here. Let me know what information I can provide.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic424017.html

A:Yikes....

Hi jc2823.Sorry to keep bouncing you around (this is the last time, I promise), but at this point the best bet would be to go ahead and get you in the queue for the Malware Removal team.Please follow the instructions in This Guide starting at Step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.~Blade

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I have alot of serious fatal errors popping up on my pc and the free avast I got here last year has expired. I need some help can someone help me?????
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:44:31 PM, on 3/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSIService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slrundll.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 4200 Series\lxbmbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 4200 Series\lxbmbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Yikes>>>>>>>>>>

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Hello,

I received a "ntdetect failed" error upong booting up my trusty old Dell Dimension 8100 this am. Here are the actions I have take thus far and their results:

#1 Tried to copy new NTDETECT files via the XP repair disk
COPY D:\i386\NTLDR C:\
COPY D:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:\
Received error message, "The file could not be copied."

#2 Ran CHKDSK / R I get approx 35% of the way through and get the "unrecoverable error" message when it terminates.

#3 Tried to do a repair install of XP and received the following msg when from the XP install CD "Setup cannot find a previous version of Windows installed on your computer...". This PC originally came loaded with ME. I inserted that CD as directed and received an error that the partition I am trying to install to is corrupted.

I am at the end of my rope on this. Am I out of options?? Any help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks

A:Yikes, Now What?

I have had a similar issue where I could not copy the files over. It was due to bad sectors. The file was there, and wouldn't be overwritten, but wouldn't actually load. In my case I had a cable to plug it into another computer via USB and did a chkdsk from there and copied the file over manually. You can always order one off eBay for quite cheap (under $10 including shipping) but perhaps someone else has another method.

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Hi Guys------somehow I have misplaced all my WinXP floppies and Cd's. Can someone give me the list of and instructions for creating boot and recovery disks, etc. etc. that I would need in case of a major failure? Thanks Frank
 

A:Yikes!!!!!!!!!!

These two links should get you started:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305595
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/asr.mspx
 

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In the folder F:\HP\Bin\ (f is my secondary harddrive) is a file named "KillWind.exe" ... When I right-click it and go to properties, under general there's no information on what it is, but under the "version" tab, in the list of information, it says:
Comments: "Does nothing in the least bit alarming or dangerous."
Company: "Mission Critical Sosftware Solutions" (software is mispelled)
File Version: "1,0,0,3"
Internal Name: "Killwind"
Language: "English, United States"
Private Build Description: "2"
Special Build Description: "Special build to assuage all those who lost sleep over the previous version comments."

What the funk? any ideas what it might be?
 

A:Yikes!!!

Hi, I understand the reason for suspecting that file, but, it is not a malicious thingy,.....

I have an HP machine, I have the same file, with the same comments in the file's Properties, it is legit.

http://www2.geek.com/discus/messages/37/5213.html?1144994284

Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 5:41 pm:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I did a little search of my own... and came up with this...

I was assisting someone with a problem with her computer and came across these files. I contacted HP and was told that the killwind, terminator, cloaker, spawn and fondlewindow executables are part of the Backweb program that HP installs on all Pavilion PC's. Backweb enables HP to connect directly to a PC while it is online (simply connected to an ISP - doesn't matter if the browser is open or not) so that it can "push" content and program updates.

While the tech support person who wrote back to me when I emailed them said that the files were "essential" for proper system operation, further investigation using HP's own support documentation shows that you can uninstall the Backweb program through the Add/Remove Programs utility in Windows Control Panel. HP, of course, does not recommend doing this.

My take is that if your system is out of warranty, is operating properly, and Mr. Gerrans' sense of humor in naming and describing the files offends you, just uninstall Backweb. Of cour... Read more

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Q: Yikes!

In trying to solve an Adobe problem, I deleted most of the Adobe programs/files on my computer. I now get these error messages in Excel:

On opening: Compile error in hidden module: AutoExecNew

On closing: Compile error in hidden module: DistMon

I have re-installed my Adobe programs. I have tried using the Office disks to repair. I have also gone to the MVP forum and followed the directions there, to no avail.

System Restore was turned off, so that is not an option. (not sure why that was off - must have happened when my computer was at the repair person's office)

So far, I am able to use Excel, but I don't want to have to worry about issues popping up. The other thing it's doing is to ask if I want to save changes after I have opened it, but NOT made changes. WTHeck???

Can you help me???
 

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No question... just YIKES!

A:Yikes....

the usual windows slowness before it gets down to it properly? what on earth were you transferring it to? the only thing i have ever seen run as slow as that is transferring files to my phone, and even that manages to break the 1MB/s mark

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Ok, So to start of, I have A McAfee Firewall, and Microsoft Antispyware. So a few days back, I was surfing the web and all the sudden my firewall and antispyware went beserk. Ever since then, my anti spyware has been reporting (and I've told it to block each and every one) that a program is trying to put itself on my start up registry. Also, every other time I try to run IE, the browser window pops up and then immediately dissapears.Anyway, I also have SpyBot, and Ad-Aware, they did little to nothing. I downloaded Hijack This today, and heres the log file that I got from it.(Moderator Edit: moved to log forum for team analysis. jgweed)Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:17:32 PM, on 7/12/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXEc:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exeC:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exeC:\WI... Read more

A:yikes - help

Hello mrtallbones and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see that you are running msconfig in /auto mode which means that you may have selectively removed some items in the past from the startup procedure. This can hide malware from us when we are performing a fix, so we would like you to reenable those startup entries by doing the following:Please click on Start, then Run, and type msconfig and then press Enter. When the window opens you should be on the General tab. Click on the Normal Startup item. Then press ok until you are out of the program. It will ask you to reboot so reboot normally.Now please create a new Hijackthis Log and post it here as a reply. I will review it when it comes in.OT

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Im at wits end..
MY browser keeps redirecting me. Both Firefox and IE are horked up. When i run a websearch it sends me off to
who-knows-where. If i type the url (or cut and paste) it works fine.

HELP!
I know not to post until notiifed, but i did already run SecurityCheck and RSIT.
Should i post the contents of "Checkup" "info' and "log" from these?

A:Yikes - Need help..

Hello and welcome.. We'll ask fir that when /if we need it.Please download GooredFix and save it to your Desktop. Double-click Goored.exe to run it. Select 1. Find Goored (no fix) by typing 1 and pressing Enter. A log will open, please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called Goored.txt). Note: Do not run Option #2 yet.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mba... Read more

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Q: Yikes!

I have been hijacked once or twice before but was always able to get back up and running with Hijackthis and PCCillin. But this time, when I try to run Spybot S&D, my PCcillin antivirus scan, or try to move Hijack This to a safe location in the program files my computer crashes and reboots!I was able to do system scan using the latest version of Hijackthis, albeit from my desktop (not from a safe location as you recc..when I tried to unzip it to a safe location my computer crashed and rebooted!).On startup, PCCillin says that it has detected and quarantined TROJ SMALL.ZF and TROJ CFOW.C I don't know if these are the problem. I delete them from the quarantine file, but they're there on each bootup...Also, a program named "Spysubtract" has installed itself on my desktop without my permission or prompting! The scariest thing is whenever I try to scan or fix my computer, it crashes and reboots......I'm in way over my head! I need help from a pro! Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:58:52, on 4/12/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WIND... Read more

A:Yikes!

ayecarumba,

I'm taking a look now. I'll post back in a little bit with some instructions...

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Helping a computer-illiterate friend with her computer.

All she said was that it was "slow and thinks there is a virus."

Yeah. I did a malwarebytes quick scan..20 Trojan detections.

I also think she has driver problems, because the "audio service isn't running".
and lastly, I'm not able to uninstall any programs, I get a "windows Installer could not be accessed" error.

Anyway, here are the required logs.
 

A:yikes..it's bad.

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May I begin by applauding the fantastic efforts of all the people associated with this site.
I've been somewhat concerned with the performance of my putey for a while now. As a shared machine I don't really have any control over how it is used and I can't control what is downloaded (can't seem to control what I download either). What I have noticed is;
-slow start up
-no start up
-can't log off/ shut down
- dial up connection box appearing for no reason
-some software issues (quicktime in firefox, pdf loads) struggle
-internet drop outs
-have to repair connection often (5 times or more)
- can't get my hotmail?
-cannot delete files in temp internet folder

As they say in Oz; whatchathink?
here goes;

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by susan on 2008-08-07 10:50:16
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-08-07 10:50:38
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2900.5512)
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\ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Yikes! says I'm infected

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I have decided to build my own new PC to replace my 6-year-old one which just "died". Well, the power supply died and after I replaced that, it will turn on, but not boot.

So - I thought I might be able to use some of my old parts and combine with some superfast new ones to have a dream machine. Am I crazy?

Based on advice from one of the moderators, I will probably need Motherboard, RAM, CPU will be needed. Possibly a case, and maybe a drive(CD\DVD or HDD), and maybe a video card. I'm not sure if I can reuse my current case.

I will use the following from the old PC, but I am not sure how to determine what make and model each one of them is, since I cannot boot:

1) PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-400CX 400W RT (purchased for old unit - do I keep or exchange?)
2) TDK DVD writer/copier
3) Hard Drive
4) 17" flat screen monitor
5) Ergonomic keyboard
6) Trackball

I was running 2K and did not upgrade because I was unsure whether or not my software would be compatible. I am using Word (not sure which version) and I do have the CD and license for 2K and Word.

Budget-wise, I am on a slim one, but my "theory" is that maybe I can buy each part one at a time which would give me a little more wiggle room to spend X-dollars each month toward the end result. I did this with my ex's sound system and it was awesome!

I have a ton of music on the old PC which I would like to retrieve and other than managing music for my iPod, etc., I would be using this new PC for... Read more

A:OK - I'm going to build my own PC - yikes!

Do know the model's of the DVD and hard drive? You may not be able to re-use both, especially if they are both PATA/IDE. Do you want to keep your existing computer case? Is if black or beige? You're pretty much going to want to upgrade to a newer O/S. Windows 2000 has run it course. Windows 7 Home Premium would be the way to go. What software do you need to keep, what printers and scanners do you have?

GIGABYTE GA-880GM-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $89.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128439

AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor $56.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103688

Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864BA1339 $57.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148194

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $99.99: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116752
 

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Hello all.

Color me really confused regarding my present situation. And what would that be? Well, it's that Microsoft (Windows 7 SP1, to be exact) tells me I do and do NOT have SP1 installed.

On the "System" page in Control Panel, my Windows 7 says "Service Pack 1."

When I attempt to install a recently downloaded file (windows6.1-KB976932-X64) claiming to be Service Pack 1, I am told that I already have it.

However, when I do a search for the "KB976932" update, Windows Update tells me I don't have it.

When I go to a command prompt and manually attempt to uninstall Service Pack 1 (wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976932), once again I am told it's not installed.

Now, I think this conflict explains other issues I'm having: the non-working status of Problem Steps Recorder; the inability to upgrade IE from 9 to, well, anything greater than 9; "BEX" errors when Explorer stops responding; etc.

I've run through SFC, chkdsk /f, the uninstalling/reinstalling of 30-plus updates from Windows, virus and malware checks, tried to replace explorer.exe and/or shell32.dll with "working" versions, etc., etc.

System Restore is not an option as is an image. And while a clean install is and option, it is one I would like to not implement if at all possible.

So, anyone at all help me understand what my options are?

Thanks so much.

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Hello,

First post, so appreciate any and all help available.

Purchased a Cyberpower PC three months ago and was getting BSODs/restarts 20 minutes or so into certain games and movies - updated drivers, fiddled with graphics. Fought with Cyberpower - they sent me replacement GPU and PSU - same thing. Tested memory, validated power requirements, tested temperatures (never high prior to restart). Dump files and reports enclosed, but I can't understand them. If you could even point me in the right direction would be great. The next thought was try memory - but is it possible this is driver related?

Sorry if something is done incorrectly.

OS -Windows 7 SP 1 x 64 - OEM ? Age of system (hardware) - 3 months +- ? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? No ? CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T ? Video Card - AMD Radeon HD 6800 series ? MotherBoard - Gigabyte 870A-USB3 ? Power Supply - brand & wattage - 700W Extreme Gear

A:BSODs - Yikes

NOTE: I have severe eye problems. If I do not respond to your postings, please PM another staff member for assistance.

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks




Running the last 8 memory dumps.....

The WER section of the MSINFO32 report shows 3 STOP 0x9F errors - all blaming EtronHub3.sys (Etron USB 3.0 Extensible Hub Driver). Obtain the latest driver from the Gigabyte support page here: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-870A-USB3 (rev. 3.1) Use it to replace the current malfunctioning driver. All of the memory dumps also blame this driver - so I'm pretty confident that replacing this driver with another copy will probably fix your BSOD problem.

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Hello all.

Color me really confused regarding my present situation. And what would that be? Well, it's that Microsoft (Windows 7 SP1, to be exact) tells me I do and do NOT have SP1 installed.

On the "System" page in Control Panel, my Windows 7 says "Service Pack 1."

When I attempt to install a recently downloaded file (windows6.1-KB976932-X64) claiming to be Service Pack 1, I am told that I already have it.

However, when I do a search for the "KB976932" update, Windows Update tells me I don't have it.

When I go to a command prompt and manually attempt to uninstall Service Pack 1 (wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976932), once again I am told it's not installed.

Now, I think this conflict explains other issues I'm having: the non-working status of Problem Steps Recorder; the inability to upgrade IE from 9 to, well, anything greater than 9; "BEX" errors when Explorer stops responding; etc.

I've run through SFC, chkdsk /f, the uninstalling/reinstalling of 30-plus updates from Windows, virus and malware checks, tried to replace explorer.exe and/or shell32.dll with "working" versions, etc., etc.

System Restore is not an option as is an image. And while a clean install is and option, it is one I would like to not implement if at all possible.

So, anyone at all help me understand what my options are?

Thanks so much.

A:WU Says PC Does AND Does Not Have SP1 Installed; Yikes!

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System Restore is not an option as is an image




System Restore only restores Windows files to a previous date. If you have installed Windows from an Image, you can still run System Restore to a time when the computer was working. However, if you have installed an image of Windows 7 with a corrupted SP1 then this would cause the problem.
When you ran SFC /scannow what did it say at the end? Did it say there were no Integrity Violations? Or did it say it could not fix all files?
You can also boot off of your Windows install Media and choose Repair Your Computer and see what happens.

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I'm at a friends house and her pc is a mess....Her C drive is full full. Can you give me some suggestions to clean up this PC. She's running Windows XP.
Here is the HJT file.
Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:14:55 PM, on 1/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Photo Server 20\appsrv\PicAppSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\SV_Httpd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\UPnPFramework.exe
C:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
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A:Yikes. What a mess.

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what is so hot?

any ideas? is it my power supply?

sportsguy

A:Yikes, 119 degrees C

That temp is linked to your power supply, but it's bugged for a lot of systems, so it might not actually be that temperature.

Especially when all of your over temps are fine.

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I seem to have a very persistent Trojan/Virus/ or whatever dogging me on the internet. Over the course of this last weekend, my computer has slowed, and I've gotten a strange message from Spybot S&D that says my home page tried to change. I close out, and a popup shows up that says the registry change was stopped. That keeps coming back over and over, so all I can do is move the window out of the way.

I've run a host of AV and spyware programs, from Spybot to Norton to PestPatrol, and a couple online scanners, one from Kaspersky and one from one I'm not familiar with.
I also have found that in the course of all this, I was warned by one of them that I have the TrojanSPM/LX and the popup keeps wanting me to buy WinAntiVirus Pro, which I've googled to find it's malware.

Anyway, if someone can help me remove these pests and get me back to normal, I'd much appreciate it. I'm running Windows XP SP1 (never upgraded after I heard the horror stories), and here's my log from HJT:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:09:35 PM, on 9/5/2006
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
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A:Yikes! Where'd this come from? Log Inside

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When I open up my documents, and then click on anything on the left side, I get a message saying

"System Error

Attention Chris some dangerous trojan horses detected in your system. Windows Home Premium files corrupted. This may lead to the destruction of some important files in C:\Windows. Click OK to download the..."

Then windows explorer stops working and then restarts.

Then a message pops up from the Norton icon, saying to "Check Your AntiVirus Security Status".

Please help me!

I downloaded HJT as directed and here is what I have:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:19:04 PM, on 6/22/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16681)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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A:Yikes! I think I'm infected. Please help!

I downloaded a program called Spybot - Search & Destroy; pressed "scan" and then "fix problems".

It seems to have fixed the problems I've been having.

I'll be back if something comes up. I know you guys help a lot of people and even though I'll probably never meet any of you, I do appreciate that you're out there. Thanks for your time.
 

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