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xcodec.207.exe - accidentally downloaded

Q: xcodec.207.exe - accidentally downloaded

Yesterday, my naphew accidentally downloaded this file into my pc:


Then I accidentally clicked on it then try to delete it. It can't be deleted so I restart my pc and delete it. After that, I keep received fake SecureExpertCleaner alert. I found the way to removed it using some online instructions.

But when I wake up this morning and turn on my pc, my wallpaper changed to security alert warning. I can't change the wallpaper because the desktop and screensaver tabs disappeared from display properties. I also got Antivirus 2008 pop up and force me to download it. Once again, I found the way to settle it then recall the desktop and screensaver tabs using gpedit.

But I don't know what will come after this because I'm not sure if the source of this problem still in my pc. Anybody knows what I have to do? And how I can trace the source?

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Preferred Solution: xcodec.207.exe - accidentally downloaded

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

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

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


I scanned a file I downloaded, and it said it had a P2P worm in it. I accidentally clicked it twice anyways, because I'm dumb. My computer kept starting limewire over and over again without me starting it, so I deleted the limewire program and did a Hijackthis log. Please take a look.OH, I also cannot run task manager anymore.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:18:37 PM, on 8/24/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning 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\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter with SpeedBooster\WLService.exeC:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter with SpeedBooster\WMP54GSv1_1.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXEC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:�... Read more

A:P2P worm accidentally downloaded?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I turned on my computer today and instead of starting up it told me something similar to "there is a missing or corrupt file and windows could not start" and then it told me I had to put in my vista disk and try to repair the problem. I put in the disk, but couldnt get the computer to run the disk from the startup menus. I then went got frustrated and clicked on "recovery partition", where it told me I could re-download vista. I hoped at some point I would be able to repair my existing vista instead of installing a new one, but instead this new vista seemed to completely override my old vista, and then it told me all my old files were put into a "windows.old" file. Then after logging in it told me I had to re-buy vista, which i didn't do. When I logged in using the limited version of vista all of my files were gone and it seemed like all of my existing settings were erased. I was even disconnected from the internet. I'm wondering if there is some way I can repair and recover my old OS and get rid of this trial version.

A:downloaded vista twice accidentally

Redownload Vista?? thats not right. Vista is not downloadable. Only the updates are. the recovery partition/Disk either has the full installation O/S or a factory image of the O/S. It then just needs to be activated with your product key. The only way you get locked out and restricted to limited version mode and then are required to "purchase Vista" is if your copy is not genuine and pirated. If you bought your system you may want to contact Microsoft, and/or the store/system OEM (i.e., HP; Dell, etc.) for assistance.

Do you have a Vista premium DVD? and a sticker on the bottom/side of your computer with a Vista premium product key?

Put the disk in the drive, restart computer, when you see "hit any key to boot from disk" hit a key. Follow prompts to re-install Vista. when it asks you for install location, delete the current Installation partition, or format it, then reinstall Vista. It will ask for your product key at some point-enter it to complete the install.
You overwrote the operating system. You cannot restore it back, but you can recover the user data if you backed it up. All programs will have to be re-installed.

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Hello, I would very much appreciate help.  Whilst trying to download a PDF merger I was redirected and downloaded two different things after which things have been strange on my computer.  Namely, many programs have disappeared from my start menu and uninstall list (although they are still on the computer as I can open files with them). 
I did some rather ham-fisted messing about to try and sort it so I hope I haven't cocked it up more.  Here are the links to what I downloaded:
Here are my DDS logs - thank you in advance for any help offered.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Jamioe at 13:28:44 on 2014-04-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.4087.1522 [GMT 1:00]
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2014\av... Read more

A:Accidentally downloaded Optimizer Pro and possibly more

Hello tthief,

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

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

   Finally, please reply using the Post  button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.  1.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool .Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer.After the scan has finished...Click on the Clean button.Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.Press OK again to allow Ad... Read more

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Around June 22nd, I unknowingly downloaded a toolbar... with it came a flood of popups. In my desperation I actually clicked on one of the links that claim to help you remove the spyware and proceeded to download and execute one of these "removal" programs. :sigh: *bash head against keyboard*

Anyways, I keep getting popups and sometimes I hear the sound that would usually play when my mouse clicks something, except I'm not the one doing the clicking. My general web browsing is sometimes interrupted as well, often getting the "page cannot be found" error for sites I usually visit. I've tried many scans including Symantec Antivirus, Ad-Aware SE, Microsoft AntiSpyware, CWShredder, and Spybot.

Help a naive web browser out?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:16:07 PM, on 6/27/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
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A:Accidentally downloaded a toolbar -- HijackThis log

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On my home computer, "trojan.wincod" was accidentally downloaded via a Facebook icon. It brought up a small popup box that says "Windows Security Alert" and lists a bunch of different spyware. However, the popup box doesn't look legit and tries to get you to buy antivirus software. How do I get rid of this? Thanks.

A:Accidentally downloaded trojan.wincod

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


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

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

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Today has been the day from hell. I won't bore you to details, but our worlds cross now because I would GREATLY appreciate you telling me how to paste my log files and then you taking the time to walk me through the process. I have the process scanner all ready do I just paste file here? Sorry first timer


A:Pretty sure I accidentally downloaded a keylogger help plz

Downloaded an add on for a game and all of a sudden got hacked.... Downloaded some anti-virus/spyware stuff but found absolutely nothing at all. The hacker had access to a few different things pretty sure it's a keylogger maybe some sort of rootkit I dont know anything about this at all please tell me what to paste when you can help tyvm


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So I'm an idiot.
I downloaded something from Wincrack and even though I knew it looked sketchy, AVG Free said it was clean so I ran it anyway. Then I did the quick Google search I should've done earlier and found out how terrible Wincrack is.
I deleted the file, it said it was in use so I closed the process and the file dissapeared, I doubt it's gone from the system though.
If it makes any difference, the file was called crack.45155.exe and so was the process, the download link is

Here's my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:01:09 PM, on 7/12/2009
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16890)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Ideazon\ZEngine\Zboard.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\ThirstyCrow\HappyFish\HappyFish.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jucheck.ex... Read more

A:Accidentally downloaded a trojan and need help removing

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I accidentally downloaded a virus whilst downloading what I thought as something else. While I managed to find and delete most of the folders, two folders in particular will not delete due to something in the folder running. I cannot for the life of me figure out what they're running, and have even tried using Safe Mode with Networking to try and sort them out, but it still says they're running.
Can anyone help?

A:Accidentally Downloaded Virus, How to Destroy

So I tried to go on Google Chrome and it came up with an error screen that says that it is "Unable to connect to the proxy server". I can't access any websites or do anything like that, but my Skype still gives me updates so I know my internet is working.
This may or may not be related to me deleting load of files that may have included something necessary to run Chrome.
Can anyone help?

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Now I think i'm infected with spyware.  PcMax Optimizer, possibly browser safeguard, amongst others.
How do I remove any malware in the package and restore any changes to registry and links it's made?
Google should do a way better job filtering out their ad partners.  It was the first link to pop up even above Skype-- they essentially directly responsible for disseminating spyware.

A:Accidentally downloaded and ran "Skype" installer from videooutchat.com

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup- and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to t... Read more

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I accidentally downloaded a .scr file on steam. I promptly deleted it, removed the ethernet cable from my desktop and did a system roll back. Should I still be worried?

Windows 7 btw

A:accidentally downloaded (then deleted) a .scr in steam, should i worry?

also, is this normal to have this many chromes running?

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New laptop. Thought my norton trial antivirus was activated but I don't think it was. Was online downloaded 3 freeware music learning software. One downloaded fine works fine. The other 2... We're a bunch of programs. Googled them and they're all listed as malware. Mysearchdial. Search protect by conduit and bonanza live deals. That's just a few. I've since uninstalled and deleted all related programs (except for the one freeware that worked and didn't have malware,that I'm aware of). How serious are these malwares? Did uninstalling them remove them completely if I can't see them anywhere? What do i do now? How do I clean and know my laptop is back to new and malware free?

A:Downloaded malware accidentally uninstalled and deleted? Now what?

When searching for malware removal assistance on the Internet, it is not unusual to find numerous hits from untrustworthy and scam sites which mis-classify detections or provide misleading information. This is deliberately done more as a scam to entice folks into buying an advertised fix or removal tool. In some cases if the fix is a free download, users may be enticed to download a malicious file or be redirected to a malicious web site.Most of the "junkware" you likely encountered were unwanted toolbars and add-ons which in some cases are classified as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), many of which can be removed via via Add/Remove Programs or the Programs and Features in Control Panel.Please read About those Toolbars and Add-ons which change your browser settings - Removal TipsPlease download and use the following tools (in the order listed) which will search for and remove many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars, browser hijackers, extensions, add-ons and other junkware as well as related registry entries (values, keys) and remnants.RKill created by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), the site owner of BleepingComputer.AdwCleaner created by Xplode.Junkware Removal Tool created by thisisu.1. Double-click on RKill to launch the tool. A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.Important: Do not reboot your computer until you complete the next step.2. Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run t... Read more

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I was trying to download a game and got this computer security scheme instead.  It is called internet security and does not allow me to open firefox, IE or any other program.  It says that they all have a virus and that, if I sign up for their service and pay them money, they can take care of it.  I have tried going into programs on my comp and deleting them but it does not show up on there. Any help appreciated.

A:Accidentally downloaded a virus... Internet Security

Hello, where did you download from.
Use our guide here and let me know how it goes.Remove Vista Internet Security 2013 (Uninstall Guide)

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So I accidentally downloaded an antivirus program that is really a virus.

It really sucks. Internet explorer refuses to work. Task manager has been disabled by the administrator. Any program that operates under windows explorer fails to run properly. This makes it very difficult to use the computer.
What exactly is wrong? Do I need to repair the registry? What if I did not make a backup?
This problem has been plaguing me for a long time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:So I accidentally downloaded an antivirus program that is really a virus.

Hello CL Smooth.

Can you tell us the name of the virus you've downloaded?

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I believe I have accidentally downloaded the Livid app and, thus, the Searchqu toolbar and I'm being browser hijacked.

Can someone help walk me thru the removal and confirmation that I'm not further infected with malware, rootkits, etc.?

Here is a Hijackthis Log file in case it helps. This is a brand new Win7 machine that was first turned on yesterday.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:08:51 PM, on 1/18/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Stage\Dell Stage\stage_primary.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell AIO Printer 948\dldfmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell AIO Printer 948\memcard.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\OEM\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Stage\Dell Stage\AccuWeather\accuweather.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows iLivid Toolbar\Datamngr\datamngrUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Stage\Dell Stage\stage_secondary.exe
C:\Users\Weezie\AppData�... Read more

A:Accidentally Downloaded ilivid and searchqu toolbar

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.The first thing I would like you to do is run this for me - http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exe after it is complete restart the computer and continue with these stepsDownload and run OTLDownload OTL by Old Timer and save it to your Desktop.Double click on OTL.exe to run it.Under Output, ensure that Minimal Output is selected.Under Extra Registry section, select Use SafeList.Click the Scan All Users checkbox.Under the Custom Scan box paste this in

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I recently sent my laptop to HP for a fan repair and before I sent it off I accidentally deleted my Downloads folder and then cleared out my recycling bin. Well, I got my laptop back today and went to download a few files. After doing so, I realized that I can't find those downloaded files.

I have no idea where those files went. They were .rar and ZIP files and I can't seem to locate them. Does anybody know how I can find those downloaded files (where they might have ended up with the Downloads folder gone) and how I can restore my Downloads folder?


A:Accidentally deleted Downloads Folder, can't find new downloaded files

Have you looked in C:\Downloads ?

Also, look here User Folders - Restore Default Location

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Various scans remove these keys.
Infected registry keys/values detected
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Aprps\Client PartnerId WB.VER2

System shuts down sometimes. I also get "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close" after running scans in safe mode.

Here is my "Hi Jack This" log. Thanks!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:07:32 AM, on 9/9/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe

A:Accidentally downloaded IST toolbar. Scans find apropos in the registry.

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I'm new to the forum but have been monitoring this post closely as I've been having the same problem w/ the aprps file replicating itself in the registry. Anyway, I hope you don't mind me jumping in the discussion, I REALLY appreciate the help!

So I followed Cookiegal's latest instructions (allowing the FixAprps.reg file to enter into the registry).

I also ran the online Panda Active Scan & below is the saved log after scanning My Computer:

Spyware:spyware/dyfuca No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Jake Williams\Local Settings\Temp\cfout.txt
Spyware:spyware/searchcentrix No disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:Adware/nCase No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Jake Williams\Local Settings\Temp\Del13.tmp
Adware:Adware/nCase No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Jake Williams\Local Settings\Temp\res14.tmp
Adware:Adware/PowerScan No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Jake Williams\Local Settings\Temp\uninstall.exe
Adware:Adware/IST.YourSiteBar No disinfected C:\System Volume Information\_restore{21D7D692-4662-421F-93B0-877BC3820711}\RP1089\A0066343.dll
Spyware:Spyware/Dyfuca No disinfected C:\System Volume Information\_restore{21D7D692-4662-421F-93B0-877BC3820711}\RP1089\A0066362.exe
So if you don't mind me asking, what's the next step as far as making sure the file doesn't replicate itself again & getting rid of it permanently? I am running NAV 2005 (which doesn't even detect it) & Counter Spy,... Read more

A:Solved: Accidentally downloaded IST toolbar. Scans find apropos in the registry.

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Hi I accidentally pressed the hide this file button for a .AVI file. How can I get it so I can see it again?

A:Accidentally hid something

Show hidden files and folders

To enable the viewing of Hidden files follow these steps:

Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
Double-click on the My Computer icon.
Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
After the new window appears select the View tab.
Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders.
Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
Press the Apply button and then the OK button and shutdown My Computer.
Now your computer is configured to show all hidden files.

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i have a motorola wireless router that i run my cable connection through. i was changing settings on the page. i accidentally turned off "nat." now my router doesnt work. i can use the internet, bypassing the router, getting one computer hooked up. i cant get to the page to change the settings because the computer doesnt work when hooked up to the router. can anyone help me out?

thanks a million


A:accidentally turned of nat

Sure. Reset the router to factory defaults, usually by holding down the reset for 10 seconds or more with power on. This will return it to being a normal router, and a wired computer will be able to connect to it again.

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Accidentally Uninstalled something in Win8.
>Was uninstalling something then hit okay. Then mouse decided to triple click, even though I clicked once.

Win8 is no longer recognizing my optical drive.
>Device Manager shows the optical drive but has a yellow sign with an exclamation mark on it.
>Another exclamation mark is shown on "Other Devices" called "Unknown Device"
>Detail on the "Unknown Device" shows "Device ACPI\INT33A0"

Using Win8 refresh software, Win8 recognized the missing files and asked for the installation disc.
>Used an external optical drive to try to refresh Win8.
>Unable to work as well.
>Also has a yellow sign with an exclamation mark come up on it.

Under "Uninstall or Change a Program" it shows:
>Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - X86 *.*.*****.**
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - **.*.*****
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - **.*.*****
>Not sure what is missing, but assuming it was something similar to one of these.

Unable to refresh Win8 without the installation disc, computer is unable to use the optical drive, not sure what to do.
>Please Help!

A:Accidentally Uninstall

Maybe it was "Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x64)," would dl it and installing work?

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I was cleaning up some things in my program list, and my friend uninstalled my ATi driver, or so I think. The graphics to still look okay, but the resolution is worst and the general font and proportion has increased. I guess it's an ATi radeon express 200M. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Accidentally uninstalled.....

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I accidentally deleted NOS from Program files (yes, I am an idiot), and now I don't know what to do. So far there haven't been any problems except that windows report some kind of an error every time they start (but then they continue), but I would like to know what exactly NOS does and how do I reinstall it. Please help.

A:I accidentally deleted NOS, help

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&...earch&meta=I don't think it is a Windows File? Maybe someone else has a better idea?

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Hi guys, i would really like some help here.

Ok, i did perhaps one THE most idiotic thing that a computer user can do, and now i am paying the price for it.

Ok, a little background info:
My system uses a SiS650 onboard graphics solution on a Windows XP computer, which obviously shares my main memory, and so i recently tried to fix this by installing a NVIDIA card.
I had problems with the NVIDIA card, and so decided to remove it and go back to the onboard graphics.
However, the onboard graphics card was listed in the hardware manager, but was said to have a fault and could not run. Another graphics option, Video Graphics Adapter, was listed beside it, and according to its properties was conflicting with the SiS.

So... i did the really smart and clever thing to do and disabled the Video Graphics Adapter, thinking that it would therefore allow the SiS to run without a conflict, and so restarted.

However, and i imagine many of you are now rolling about with laughter, i am now stuck in the position whereby the OS wont be displayed at all, due to the fact i have most likely disabled ALL VGA cards...

I have tried booting in Safe Mode, but it doesnt work, it hangs, and i have tried booting in VGA mode, but again, it doesnt work.

Is there anyway to perhaps re-enable the VGA from the command line interface or something?
Please dont tell me i am completely and utterly stuffed....

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

A:Accidentally disabled the VGA...

re-install the card, boot, if it doesn't work, remove it, and boot. Should get ya done...

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Hi all,

I really hope somebody can help me with this as I'm really stuck.
About 6 months ago I installed a new 250gb HDD after I had stability problems with XP on my old drive & figured I was due a new, bigger HDD anyway, so decided to put in the new drive with a fresh install of XP pro and keep the old drive in as it had lots of photos on it etc.
All has been fine until recently when I had some viruses, which are cleared ok now, but decided to re-install XP again.
Somehow I managed to install onto the old "C" drive not the new one (please don't ask, I'm not sure how I managed it either)
When I rebooted I noticed I was prompted to boot to 1 of 2 Windows XP Pro's.
If I boot to the old C drive, everything works ok but obviously I have all my programs etc on the new drive.
If I boot to the NEW C drive, it boots up ok, but I have lost all USB ports and can't use the mouse.
I have tried navigating using the keyboard and re-installing the usb drivers but it keeps failing, I have tried uninstalling the drivers and re-booting but get the same result.
I am using my wife's laptop to post this and I really am at a loss how to fix it.

If anyone can help I would be very grateful as I just don't know what to try next & I don't want to risk causing further problems and making things any worse.

Many thanks in advance.


A:Accidentally installed XP pro SP3 twice !

Not sure from your post...what you want to do.

If you don't want a given install...simply boot into the one you want...delete the Windows folder for the other...then follow the suggestions at Removing the invalid entries from Boot.ini - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/bootopt.htm

See more detailed guidance at Two XP Installs On Same Partition, #20 (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#20.

As for device issues on the wanted install...go into Device Manager, uninstall the devices...and then reboot XP. If that proves unsatisfactory, it's beyond my ken and I would have to suspect a hardware problem of some type.


Since you don't indicate what your system is and/or how you installed XP...the above instructions may not be applicable to OEM (HP, Lenovo, etc.) systems which employ recovery/restore functions and nonstandard boot files.

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Hi Guys,

I was trying to set my dpi higher so I can read better on my laptop. I tried to change it to 110 from the default 96. But somehow I must have acidently set it 11 instead. Now I can't read a thing so I can't change back. My question now is how do I reset it? I tried safe mode, but the dpi remains the same. So, safe mode wasn't helping. Please help. I don't want to backup my files and do a clean install.

A:dpi accidentally set too low, now can't read.

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I realized the moment after I clicked run that combofix was a bad bet, but I found it appearing on several forums, but I missed the warnings that came after and the tutorials, because I was just doing a basic search. I messed up, I know that, I shouldn't have used it.

Everything I click on says "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." I haven't restarted the computer, for fear it would delete everything. I have no idea what to do now. I can't access the internet on that computer now, so I can't send the log file from the run. Ugh, I feel like such an idiot.

A:Accidentally used combofix

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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Yesterday, I wasn't paying attention and launched a .scr file, which had been camoflaged as something else.
Nothing is showing up on the scans I've run: Malware Bytes, Super Anti Spyware and Kaspersky, but I'm assuming that it did something and am worried something is waiting to grap credit card/bank details.
Many thanks if someone would be able to have a look at this.  I wasn't sure if you need any more info, but here is my DDS.txt:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16506  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by David at 9:16:59 on 2013-09-23
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.3582.2103 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {C3113FBF-4BCB-4461-D78D-6EDFEC9593E5}
SP: Kaspersky Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {7870DE5B-6DF1-4BEF-ED3D-55AD9712D958}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *Enabled* {FB2ABE9A-01A4-4539-FCD2-C7EA1246D49E}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
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A:Accidentally ran a .scr file, what has it done?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifica... Read more

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I recently kept getting messages that I had low space on my disc...I went to the program list, and removed numerous things I thought were not used...I accidentally deleted drivers, or network card or something and now can get online at all....I contacted Dell Online Support, but since I couldn't remember who we got the computer from, they wouldn't help. Can anyone help me figure out what i did and how to fix it??? please????

A:Accidentally deleted

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Help me please....I am using a win 2000 nt os, recently one of the children in my house stripped the mechinism of the cd rom therefore I replaced it with a new one. It was recognized and installed appropriately but I had a parallel device install notification...so I ventured there and long story short....I accidentallly ejected my cd rw and cant, for the life of me, get my os to reinstall it ....even with a installation disc. Any and all help would be much appreciated....Thanks

A:Help...ejected cd rw accidentally

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So while i was going through my Zune media player software, i was deleting music that i just dont listen to anymore.
i have an 80g zune, and i had to free up space to sync up my library. Quite a bit of music.
So in about the 3rd hour of deleting music...i get delirious, and just start clicking at things and deleting.

Somehow, I (while holding ctrl to select music) hit ctrl+A and hit delete. Yep I deleted my entire library. I'm awesome...
I deleted the music, not only from my library, but from the music folder on my computer.

The recycle bin only has room for so much and has only a fraction of the music I had originally.


I have heard legend tell of a mysterious place known as MS-DOS...and by harnessing its powers, you are able to retrieve any old files that you accidentally deleted?...
Are there any wise wizards who can tell me about this legendary mysterious place? (sorry just had to)

Thank you in advance!

(I run Vista 32-bit)

A:I accidentally deleted something...

There is no DOS with XP or Vista.The important thing is to quit using the computer until you have decided on a plan to reclaim the files so you don't overwrite the files beyond recognition.I've heard positive things about PC Inspectorhttp://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recov....htm?language=1

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I tried to do a windows repair but I accidentally partitioned the drive and now I reinstalled windows. I got a 1TB backup drive and ghost 14 so I never lose data again. Are there any programs to recover the deleted pictures and music?

A:accidentally partitioned

Well, usually at windows setup it will ask you if you want to install to a new folder or if you want to repartition the drive. If you formated the drive, usually there is no way to get your stuff back. Even if you used a quick format, it will erase your MFT (Master file table) and once you use the computer, it will slowly start to overwrite any data in the sectors. Basically in easy terms, it makes all the sectors state as being empty (though your data is still there), but the more you use the computer, the sectors will slowly be over-writen with data. Sorry to tell you, but if a format happend (quick or full) your data will be missing, or corrupt.

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On my windows XP (Compaq laptop)I was removing some un-needed programs from the control panel and thought ATI was a program that I did not need (sigh) So after realizing I messed up, I re-installed the program from the ATI site but now I have 2 radeon drivers showing and my settings will not stay set. They keep reverting to low resolution.How do I get rid of the extra radeon driver and get my settings back to normal? Thanks everyone for any advice!

A:I accidentally uninstalled ATI

Completely uninstall all ATI/AMD drivers, and run DriverSweeper to clean up any left overs: http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/

Then download and install the ATi drivers from the Compaq website for your specific laptop model(check the sticker on the bottom).

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I recently kept getting messages that I had low space on my disc...I went to the program list, and removed numerous things I thought were not used...I accidentally deleted drivers, or network card or something and now can get online at all....I contacted Dell Online Support, but since I couldn't remember who we got the computer from, they wouldn't help. Can anyone help me figure out what i did and how to fix it??? please

A:Accidentally deleted

Please do not double-post. Please read the rules.


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So today when I ran my computer, I accidentally deleted a file associated with the Bluetooth Win7 Suite(64). I don't quite remember what I deleted, but it was in the Programs and Features tab. My internet still works, but I did a scan in Hardware and Devices and it said this: The driver for Ethernet Controller is not installed. Install the latest driver for the device. I don't know what I did...can someone help me?

A:Accidentally Uninstalled Something?

So I tried a system restore and it didn't work...but I found out the name of the file I deleted: It's Atheros Communications Inc.® AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver Someone know what I can do about it?

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I have a gateway computer, and these come with a blue "operating system" cd that allows you to reinstall windows. There wasn't anything wrong with my windows xp, I just wanted to restart everything to the very beginning, as I'm about to give the computer away. I wanted it to be devoid of any programs, useless files, adware or other crap that the person who will soon be using this machine will not want or need. I've done this before on another computer, and it allowed me to delete the old windows xp (partition) and create a new one. However this time, I tried to do this, and I guess I made the mistake of booting the windows installer while running windows. I wasn't allowed to delete the old one because important setup files were on it, so I had to install a second instance of windows xp and unfortuantly I think it's on the same partition.

So long story short, I didnt't gegt what I wanted, and now whenever I boot my comp I have two instances of windows xp home edition to choose from. One is located in c:/windows, the other is in c:/winnt.

I need a away to either a (perferably) wipe all instances of windows xp all of my computer so I can reinstall it and be happy. Or b) delete one of the existing windows xps because I don't want to have two on there.

I'm not sure how to go about deleting partitions and such though...

A:two windows xps accidentally

formatting and partitioning XP
Clean Install XP

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See this post for the problems I was having before: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=1760735#post1760735

After a bit of research, I found out I was overclocking my AMD 2500 XP (1.8GHz) to 2.2GHz (11x200MHz) because I hadn't set the motherboard jumper settings correctly. Now that I fixed it, it seems to be working right, but I'm still wary.

Regardless, I'm concerned that I might have cause some kind of damage to the CPU that I don't know about yet. So what should I do now that I have brought the CPU speed back down to be sure everything will run smoothly from here on out?
EDIT: The CPU temperature never exceeded 50C, though.

A:Accidentally overclocked, now what?

If it is a 2500+ I don't think you need to be concerned at all. That is a Barton man, meant to be worked to death.

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Hello eightforums, I accidentally formatted my 1TB internal NTFS hard drive today while battling with a dual boot system. What is worse I dropped and broke my back up hard drive 2 days ago.

I am now completely dataless and have lost all my photos documents and videos since 2006

I formatted using the Windows 8 disk CMD Prompt, diskpart, self vol 2, clean (and poof whole hdd formatted not just the partition) but luckily I immediately turned off my PC to protect what it had left.

Can anyone guide me through a way to recover data from the unallocated space on my internal hard drive, without walking over what is left (maybe a live boot cd that is good for this tasks?).

Should I make an image of this hard drive onto my friends 1TB hard drive. I know that whatever I do I must not override the empty spaces on the formatted hard disk until I salvage everything I can.

Please help I don't want to make another mistake and never get anything back. My back up HDD has had the click of death over the last 2 days and is not detectable with any cables or cases I have used.

A:Accidentally formatted everything!

Recover Files from Formatted Hard Drive and Partition.

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Hi every body!

I think I accidentally installed xp pro twice.
At start up I'm asked which xp pro in two lines: first or second xp pro?
I would like to go in to the second to uninstall it but I don't remember
my user password.

What should I do?

I'll be much obliged if you could help me out with this.

Thank you.


A:accidentally installed xp pro twice

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I was trying to clean up my drive letters because I have too many devices attached and sometimes get an error of no available drive letter when I use my jump drive.
Unfortunately, I did this late at night and did not pay enough attention to what I was doing. I thought I was renaming one of the other drives, but accidentally renamed c: to y:
Now, of course, Windows won't boot. I've tried restoring it to the last known good configuration, but that didn't work. I've also tried booting it up through Recovery Console on a CD - again nothing. Windows will just load to the beginning screen, then sit there.
My thought was to boot to a dos command prompt, then rename the hard drive back to c: Is this the best solution? And how do I boot to a command prompt. I don't get that option with F2, F8 or F12, or when using the restore CD.

A:Accidentally renamed c:

When in disk management, it wont allow you to rename that drive
c: ?

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Hi Guys,

I made a really stupid mistake yesterday. I got a new 250Gb SATA HDD to replace my old IDE which I have had for a while. Before installing Windows XP Pro on my new SATA HDD I backed up all my data onto my external 250Gb USB drive (about 160Gb of data I have collected over about 6 year including family photo's etc). After a successful backup process I opened the computer and stuck in the new SATA HDD, put my XP disc in the drive and booted up the XP installation. Then came the screen asking me which drive do I want to install Windows XP onto, so I picked my 250Gb drive, then XP went onto format the drive before completing the installation.

At this point I was rather pleased with myself, having had no problems and everything was running smoothly. Then it hit my. DAMN!!! I HAD JUST FORMATTED MY EXTERNAL USB DRIVE WITH ALL MY DATA ON!!! I had choosen the wrong drive for the XP installation.

Anyway to cut a very long story short. I have now got XP installed on the correct drive, but is there any way I can recover the data on my USD drive that the XP installation formatted for me???

If anyone out there can help my I would be so greatful, because this data is invaluable to me.

Thank for any help in advance guys.

A:Accidentally Formatted HDD

There is a program called Restoration and one called Recuva. Both are free and are designed to recover deleted files. There are other programs available that may do a better job, but they will definately not be free.

I recommend you remove the harddrive from your system until you are ready to recover the files lest you accidently write over some important data.

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I made a very stupid mistake earlier on & I'm very angry at myself.

I accidentally rewrote the mbr on this laptop, unknown until after I couldn't get into ALT+F10 (Acer Recovery- vital for myself), I found out that Acer uses a modified mbr which had the alt+f10 command, I would like to get the Acer mbr back, I have had no luck getting into /pqservice, if this computer does like what happened many months back (BSOD marathon) I would be completely screwed.
Help would be appreciated, I am using an Acer Aspire 3680.

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Im sorry but i really need help with an issue! So last night i was goin through my cpu and gettin rid of unused files , apps etc when i came across the option to uninstall my soundmax it had a vuze icon so I thought it was for vuze and since i dont watch video there i felt i should just uninstall. but low and behold as soon as i did that im screwed because i have no clue how to get it back so please if you can give me pointers on how to re install my sounds thanks in advance guys! yes i went to dell and got the driver updates and reinstalls and it seems because im running vista that everything offered is either out of date or not supported??!!.. o yea by the way my cpu is a desktop dell dimension 4700 with ultimate vista as my os ser. tag B350271

A:Please help!!?? Accidentally deleted..

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I got a bad torrent today, it's loaded with malwares. I've tried running Spybot in safe mode but some crap probably still lingers (I heard they're quite persistant) since my Firefox seems to be hijacked (a new window pops-up, categorized as malicious by WOT, but sometimes it's the Google homepage) and my DVD drive doesn't seem to work. Hope someone can help me with this.

Found some suspicious files in my WINDOWS folder that respawn.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:25:39 AM, on 1/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\1st Security Agent\newlock.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
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A:Accidentally let a malware in

Never mind. Fixed it myself.

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I don't even want to talk about how I did it but I accidentally installed another Windows XP on a computer that already had Windows XP installed. When I turn it on I get a black screen that asks which Operating system I want to use. How do I get the second one off of there without formating,or messing something else up . It is an Hp pavilion that originally had Windows ME.

A:Accidentally installed Two OS

Take a look at;
I have two installations of XP on the same partition, how do I remove the one I don't need?

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hi everyone,
i recently bought a new mb, processor, video card, case.....but wanted to use my current ide harddrives, till had more money available. i had one hardrive running me, and one running xp. when i tried boooting up new system, it said ntsomething file missing. so, i know i am stupid, but i tried to run a repair, over my "c" drive which was running xp. but my disk was one of those that came with a computer, not a real xp disk...i figured it out pretty quick it wasnt repairing but installing. so system works, boots up, but my stuff is missing. the drive says theres 20 gigs used..but i cannot locate my stuff...weird thing is i shared the computer with my gf, and her stuff is all there and easily found. but under my original account, i cant find my old data. is there a way to remove the "repair" i ran, and go back to how it was before. i have since formatted and reinstalled the me drive, running xp on that as well, old xp drive is my slave right now, i dont boot off it. im soo sorry for the long question, i just wanted to explain well. thank you very much for any help if possible.

A:installed xp over xp accidentally..please help!

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