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Q: giant antispyware problem

I accidently did this:

"The user Eigenaar, has decided to prevent a change to
the user's defined shell folders from Recent to %
USERPROFILE%\Onlangs geopend."

How can I undo this?
Because now I can't use some of my programs, or install
some new programs.

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Preferred Solution: giant antispyware problem

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A: giant antispyware problem

I dont understand. What exactly did you do? Where is this error from?

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I used to have Giant AntiSpyware but it has been taken over by Microsoft.
I downloaded their new version when my subscription expired but when I installed it, it froze my computer?
I removed it and am reluctant to install it again?
Does anyone have any ideas? Or would a proprietary program be better if I purchased one? e.g. Spyware Doctor?
Thanks.

A:After Giant Antispyware?

Hello nabbersHere are a couple of on site links, that will hopefully,steer you in the right direction. Simple steps to keep your computer secure!Virus & Malware ResourcesThe school of thought is to have more than one spyware/adware program. Which is called layered protection. Reason being what one may not catch, another may.The first link above, has information on recommended programs. I personally do not use Giant AntiSpyware or Spyware Doctor. I did come across this though. Important information for GIANT AntiSpyware users who have active subscriptions Product and Definition File Updates. As previously offered by GIANT Company Software, software and definition file updates will be made available to you through the length of your subscription period as they become available.Microsoft will continue to provide the same level of support to current subscribers of GIANT AntiSpyware software as was offered by GIANT Company Software prior to its acquisition by Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft, however, will no longer sell new licenses, subscriptions, or subscription renewals for GIANT Company Software products, including GIANT AntiSpyware.After reading the info above, I wonder where you downloaded the new version of Giant AntiSpyware from.Since according to Microsoft., there are no longer offering any new licenses, subscriptions, or subscription renewals.Could you please reply with the location where you downloaded it from. If it is not an official download. That could be the probl... Read more

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My giant antispyware scans files, folders, cookies, etc... When I run a scan it freezes once it gets to scanning cookies. It never did that before & now all of a sudden it does. I was in my documents & files & other stuff like that eraseing some cookies. Is it some thing I did? Did I erase an impotant cookie? Or is it just coincidence & my giant antispyware program is just screwed up? & how can I fix it?
 

A:Giant Antispyware scan freezes.

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i am looking for a good antispyware program, money is not a problem. i know about the one form microsoft but for some reason after i installed norton 2005 it does not work for anymore, i have reinstalled it and everything, it says that it was not able to regester so and so files.... if you know how to fix that that would help or if you know a really good program that has some of the same features at the microsoft one, money is not a problem but if u can tell me the price and the site to get it that would help as well.
 

A:do u know any antispyware programs/ microsoft antispyware problem

http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html

Follow the above link and get Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware SE Update and use weekly

Install Spyware Blaster and Spyware Guard Look for updates weekly

Download and install AVG 7 update and Scan daily until you can get Norton going ( Do not have two antivirus programs activated at the same time .)

Make sure you have a firewall activated .

All the above are free programs and will serve you well .
 

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Well i got this computer from a friend. But i wanted to install it into a different case so we moved everything over to my custom case. Then when trying to boot windows it just crashes/or reboots the computer. I'm trying to boot windows xp sp1 new install... I have an abit an7 motherboard with 2 gigs of ram. a geforce 6200 LE graphics card. and a liteon cdr dvd reader. I'm not sure of the hard drive all i know is when i hook my hard drive up into another computer it boots just fine. Also to mention when i try to reinstall windows it crashes at the exact same spot (many different cds) ive got as far as booting into windows to the setup part and bam BSOD.. i've tried many other forums and no one seems to want to help me some one PLEASE I BEG OF YOU!!

Does anyone have ANY idea? This stuff is so aggravating!!

Long live windows!!
 

A:Giant Aggravating Windows Xp Installtion problem

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I'm running NIS 2006 AntiSpyware edition on XP Home Service Pack 2 along with SpywareBlaster and ie-spyad. Should I also install MAS and would it conflict with NIS?

A:Microsoft Antispyware & Norton Internet Security 2006 Antispyware Edition Compatibility?

You can install it for scanning purposes but don't use the real time protection. In other words, don't have it run when your computer starts up. This will likely cause conflicts with NIS.

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Got some new rogue anti-spyware dropped on my machine through what appeared to be a PDF exploit this morning, "Zinaps Antispyware 2008". I can't find anything useful through searching, but since most of these apps are just re-skins with minor modifications, I thought I'd post a screenshot in hopes that someone would recognize the UI and be able to give me the name of a related program so I can use the steps to clean that as a guideline.

Behavior so far is just constant reminders from the tray that "MY COMPUTER IS INFECTED!". At boot, the "Reminder" program, currently "qxyfr.exe", pops up as well as the Zinaps program itself, "zinaps7.exe". "zinaps7.exe" just hangs as soon as it's brought onto the screen, not sure if it always works that way or if that behavior is just because my wireless card has been turned off.


Here's a screenshot of the Zinaps program...


And here are the two tray icons.


Any help is much appreciated.

A:New Rogue Antispyware - Zinaps Antispyware 2008

Problem appears to be solved. The process name 'qxyfr.exe' may be different on each machine, if yours is different just replace every instance of 'qxyfr' with whatever it is named on yours.

1. Killed the processes in this order: zinaps7.exe, qxyfr.exe.
2. Removed entry from startup using msconfig: qxyfr.exe
3. Removed the following files:
C:\Documents and settings\USERNAME\installer.exe
C:\Documents and settings\USERNAME\Application Data\qxyfr.exe
C:\Documents and settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Zinaps 7\*

There are still traces in the registry, but the warnings have stopped and the application hasn't opened since reboot.

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I just downloaded MS Antispyware Beta, and I'm wondering if it will conflict with the other antispyware programs (Adaware, Spybot, Spyware Guard and Spyware Blaster). The first time I ran it today, it only found one item, but Spyware Guard popped up with a warning of some kind...something about a browser setting being changed. I don't really understand what's happening.
 

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I installed MS AntiSpyware program and lost access to the Internet. Every time I try to fire up the IE browser, I get "Page Cannot Be Displayed" message. I have a cable modem and a wireless router.

Please help!
 

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I have Spybot[teatimer] and MS Antispyware installed on one of my computers. WinXP home edition.
The Icons for both were missing from the system tray, although they appeared to be running under the process tab in task manager.
Both programs have the tray icons enabled and Hide inactive icons is disabled. I just noticed it the other day and cannot find an answer. I just unloaded MS Antispyware and the Teatime icon came back. If I install MS Antispyware they both go away. Only on this one machine, the others are fine.

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Irv
 

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I have Spybot[teatimer] and MS Antispyware installed on one of my computers. WinXP home edition.
The Icons for both were missing from the system tray, although they appeared to be running under the process tab in task manager.
Both programs have the tray icons enabled and Hide inactive icons is disabled. I just noticed it the other day and cannot find an answer. I just unloaded MS Antispyware and the Teatime icon came back. If I install MS Antispyware they both go away. Only on this one machine, the others are fine.

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Irv
 

A:AntiSpyware problem

Closing duplicate thread.

Please Read the Forum Rules:
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Please do not create duplicate threads for the same problem.

Continue replies at this thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=388068

Thank you
 

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When I click on any internet options from the start screen (google, facebook, etc) the screen it takes me to is gigantic, just the word 'google' fills the whole screen. I am sure I've had this problem before, but can't remember how I fixed it and I've run out of options that I thought might work Help please

A:Giant screen

Probably because you the zoom setting in your browser is set too high.

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Recently my computer has started displaying giant pixels anytime I want to start up a computer game like The Sims or Trickster. For a while I thought it was just 3-d games that were not working but then I tried playing a 2-d pixel game, and I had the same problom, here is a screen cap of what I am talking about.

The computer that I am running is a eMachines T3256.
It has a nvidia GeForce 4 MX graphics card.
Is there anyways that I could fix this with buying a nother card, or downloading something, or will I have to take my computer in to someone to fix it?
 

A:Giant pixels, I need help

Re The Sims (original?) - your card should be able to play that

Re Trickster - your card doesn't support DX8 for 1.1 pixel shaders so probably cannot play that

Re the pixel problem - uninstall your present nVidia dtrivers in Add/Remove programs, reboot, and install the latest drivers.

edit: if the l;atest drivers don't fix it, uninstall them and try one of the 53.xx series - they apparently could, with hardware assisted software emulation, support vertex shader model 1.1.
 

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I have installed the above but I am now getting two error messages;

sys3d select display mode error
sys3de init driver error

Can you help please.

Thanks
 

A:Hotel Giant 2

something to do with your video card.

Try updating your drivers. Also what operating system are you using?
 

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Mod Edit:  Split from  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559684/computer-keeps-prompting-me/page-1#entry3585488 - Hamluis.
 
I had this problem as well after removing ArcadeGiant.  I found that it had installed a scheduled update that was calling Aghelp.dll When I removed the scheduled update, the popup error did not return
 
 
I have the same problem. Ran Malwarebytes and ccleaner but had no effect. How did you eliminate the scheduled update?
 
Frank

A:Arcade Giant

http://www.herdprotect.com/aghelp.dll-82921f2cbd41e12cb2743a377f3b2231dc28f594.aspx
 
Split post to new topic in Am I Infected.
 
Louis

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When I add an attachment, the image appears huge to the receiver. How do I reduce the size of the image.
 

A:giant images

Hi carol, you would need to reduce the image size in a graphics program, like Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or Paint Shop Pro. Adobe Photoshop is rather expensive, but Photoshop Elements and Paint Shop Pro are arouns $100. There are free image editors out there, I just don't know the names of them, try going to http://www.download.com and look under the graphics section and there should be some editors there you could either download for free or atleast get a free trial to see if you like them. Hope I have helped.

Chris
 

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I have currently purchashed Hotel Giant to play on my laptop but before even loading up the game a small box comes up ands says "ht has stopped working" everytime and the game window closes. I have got windows 7 and have other games installed that work perfectly fine but for some reason this doesn't. I have tried most the methods i have come across so far to try and get this to work and still nothing. Help please!!!
 

A:Hotel Giant

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i have recently bought TV Giant as i fancied a change from the regular type of games i usually play and this caught my eye. installation was fine and quick. the game then started up, got past all the manufacturer screens and got on to what looked like the loading screen, all five icons would light up to say that this has loaded then it would just shut off and go back to my desktop.

i am running vista so i thought whether it was that stupid problem where you have to run some programs as administrator, tried this and same thing happened, the weird thing was that no error message popped up detailing what happened, just a dialog box with looking for solution and then the end program screen. i checked in the problems page of control panel and looked at what the problem was. this was what it came up with:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: TVGiant.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4614c004
Fault Module Name: igdumd32.dll
Fault Module Version: 7.14.10.1409
Fault Module Timestamp: 477bc05d
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00029869
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.2
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: deb2
Additional Information 2: 1d2b9196336d469f2a0d72b2f2a88dea
Additional Information 3: 3830
Additional Information 4: 22ceec10480ed8c37191557a99d8db10

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 664697138

i checked other posts with the same problem on igdumd32.dll and i went on the website stated and then just g... Read more

A:Problems with TV Giant

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can some one help me i want to play hotel giant and i select a game and its says it not respoding can you help

A:hotel giant

I will need a little more info...

1. Have you already installed the game, but it won?t launch?

2. You try to install the game, but it won?t let you?

3. What is your system specifikations? (Filling them in her is a good idea).

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Hi just wondering if anyone has got hotel giant. I recently bought it and i manage to install it but when i go to play it, it keeps saying ht as stopped working. This game looks so cool and i really want to play it but i have no idea what to do. Any suggestions please??????

A:Hotel Giant

Hello Nicola1J21,
Did you ever get this fixed ?.

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The other day I went to a website and got hit by Antispyware 2009 XP. I got the little red X tray icon, but never actually installed the entire program. I looked up some stuff about it and found Malwarebytes. I ran it and removed the little red X icon.

Everything seems normal except for the fact that my internet won't work!

I tried re-running malwarebytes and AVG multiple times but I cannot get my internet started up again. I tried many different things, including Smitfraudfix, all to no avail. Please help!

A:Antispyware 2009 XP, Big Problem

Try this scan:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/131299/how-to-use-sdfix/

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if i install ejay se [a music making program] msas cannot be opened afterwards it comes up with the first box which disappears straight away even if i uninstall ejay it still doesn't work i have to reinstall msas

[and if i uninstall msas it leaves behind 124 files which have to be cleaned off afterwards msas has never found anything i may just not use it
can someone here can tell me why ejay stops it working]

thanks for any help
 

A:microsoft antispyware problem

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Hi all,Have been infected with xp antispyware 2010, by email attachment possibly. It would not allow me to run Malwarebites antimalware or access Zonealarm or AVG, it also blocked access to sites like yourself when I looked for help on the internet.I booted up in safe mode, virus still loaded, and discovered it s exe was av.exe located in Windows/ prefetch folder. I deleted the file, this stopped the virus, but when I rebooted I cannot run any exe files on desktop or use most of the files in Control panel. Tried system restore, but will not run.Discovered if I right click on exe and choose run it will work so ran Malwarebites and removed (SEE BELOW)Time elapsed: 42 minute(s), 20 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 0Registry Values Infected: 0Registry Data Items Infected: 3Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 0Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Infected:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_... Read more

A:XP Antispyware 2010 problem

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown 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.If you have already posted a log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will o... Read more

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Hello all,

Today this Virus (Antispyware Soft) invaded my pc. I have read on several websites what to do and even downloaded spyware doctor software but it just found some other threats. I have also run scans on norton antivirus, ad aware malwarebytes, spybot search and destroy and 1 or 2 more such programs but i havent had any luck.

Spybot seems to have detected 1 or 2 threats which look like the examples of files that this virus might have installed but im not sure wether or not this will take care of it.

Need help to remove it completely please.

Thanks in advance,
P.V.

A:Antispyware Soft Problem

Hello,There is an uninstall guide for this rogue located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...ntispyware-softOrange Blossom

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i have problem with the microsoft antispyware. i already reinstall the software. i dont know what cause the problem occur. so i have copy the error message from the error log...
when the microsoft antispyware run for the first time after installation the error log is..

48::ln 5:Error in loading DLL::GIANTAntiSpywareMain:frmStartupWizard:LoadStep::4/22/2006 12:50:38 AM:XP:1.0.701
48::ln 5:Error in loading DLL::GIANTAntiSpywareMain:frmStartupWizard:LoadStep::4/22/2006 12:50:38 AM:XP:1.0.701
48::ln 5:Error in loading DLL::GIANTAntiSpywareMain:frmStartupWizard:LoadStep::4/22/2006 12:50:38 AM:XP:1.0.701
48::ln 0:Error in loading DLL::gcasServ:modMain:Main::4/22/2006 12:50:39 AM:XP:1.0.701
48::ln 20:Error in loading DLL::GIANTAntiSpywareMain:frmStartupWizard:LoadStep::4/22/2006 12:50:42 AM:XP:1.0.701
91::ln 22:Object variable or With block variable not set::GIANTAntiSpywareMain:frmStartupWizard:LoadStep::4/22/2006 12:50:42 AM:XP:1.0.701
91::ln 23:Object variable or With block variable not set::GIANTAntiSpywareMain:frmStartupWizard:LoadStep::4/22/2006 12:50:42 AM:XP:1.0.701
48::ln 70:Error in loading DLL::GIANTAntiSpywareMain:modMain:Main::4/22/2006 12:50:45 AM:XP:1.0.701

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after i restart the software,the error only.
48::ln 70:Error in loading DLL::GIANTAntiSpywareMain:modMain:Main::4/22/2006 12:50:45 AM:XP:1.0.701

my microsoft antispyware shows the question mark.

can email me at [email protected]

thanks!!

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Heres the deal, Ever since I've downloaded the anti-spyware from the beginning, its be giving me a great deal of trouble...!

Each time I do a scan, In the middle or at the end of the scan it freezes then my whole computer freezes and Im forced to manually restart my computer!

Does anyone have a solution for this problem?? anyone have a clue whats going on?!?
 

A:Microsoft AntiSpyware problem!

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We have an XP Pro user that installed Antispyware Shield 2.1, and it acts like spyware itself. We are not seeing it on the program list but it appears to be running in the background. When you click on the icon on the taskbar, it brings up several IE windows. It is not listed as a startup item. I've Googled this and come up with nothing but sites hawking this suspicious product. I'm trying to get it out of there. Ran AdAware and Spybot and rebooted. Keep getting this stuff coming up. Any help out there????
 

A:Antispyware Shield 2.1 problem

Click here and then scroll down to and click on hijackthis self installer to download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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Hi, I'm new and was referred to your site by a friend. I hope you can help me My computer was infected by the Win 7 Antispyware 2012. I read a few of the posts of others who have had the same problem and used one of the codes to make it think I had purchased the product. I have downloaded HijackThis and DDS. I appreciate your help. Here are the logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:39:33 AM, on 12/20/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Webroot\Security\Current\Framework\WRTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN Toolbar\Platform\5.0.1438.0\mswinext.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPMSGSVC.exe
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\bes.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/HPNOT/1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:Win 7 Antispyware 2012 Problem

Any ideas?
 

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This is kinda complex. I was infected with the XP AntiSpyware 2010 last night (almost certain of that). It popped up every 10 minutes. It gave me the typical warnings when I tried to get on IE last night. After a while, I couldn't do system restore, open Windows Media Player, run msconfig, or regedit. I saw a removal topic here and turned my PC on after getting the instructions from another computer and was about to start the process when I noticed the program didn't pop up. Even when I got in IE, it wouldn't come up. I couldn't see the av.exe that I saw in Task Manager the previous night. The removal instructions said it needed to be on for removal. However, I still couldn't do system restore, WMP, etc. I finally did system restore by getting in Safe Mode with command prompts. Everything looked fine. I could get on all programs as normal. But I noticed in my task manager, there were a few "searchindexerexe. , searchindexerprotocol.exe" and similarly named proccesses that I don't recall ever seeing. Not only that, they were the all consuming the most memory. I disconnected from the internet. I ran the tool given from the Anti Spyware topic (It found a few problems), rebooted, and the same thing happened. Finally I again disconnected from the internet for a while, re-connected (did not re-start), and now everything appears fine. The search....exe's are nowhere to be found. I'm am really weirded out. It seems like the virus just vanish... Read more

A:XP AntiSpyware 2010 Problem?

Hello and and Welcome to BleepingcomputerPlease note we are very busy, so if I don't hear from you within 5 days the topic will be closed, If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if you would let me no so I can close this topic.You mentioned that you are running Norton AV 2005, this is as good as having no AntiVirus at all, so first please update your version of Norton or install a free AV.I don't see an Anti Virus Program running on your machineDownload and install an antivirus program, and make sure that you keep it updatedNew viruses come out every minute, so it is essential that you have the latest signatures for your antivirus program to provide you with the best possible protection from malicious software.Two good antivirus programs free for non-commercial home use are Avast! and AntivirNote: You should only have one antivirus installed at a time. Having more than one antivirus program installed at once is likely to cause conflicts and may well decrease your overall protection as well as impairing the performance of your PC.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Please download GMER from one of the following locations, and save it to your desktop:Ma... Read more

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Having downloaded the Microsoft AntiSpyware application (Beta 1), I find this to be an excellent spybot killer. However, it seems to have one basic flaw. When the computer is turned on, I get a full-screen black/white dos-type error message that tries to tell me my hard drive is kaput. If I uninstall the application, this scary message does not ever appear. Also, if I shut down while the updates are loading (it does not inform you of this action), then the program gets really screwed up and takes over 100% of my processor operation until I rename the offending antispy files and delete them and then uninstall.

Is there any way I can hide this application so the computer does not know it is there, short of uninstalling it again? Or should I just put it on a CDROM and only use it when needed?

Thanks.
Don
 

A:Microsoft AntiSpyware Problem?

What operating system are you using?
 

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I have the same problem as a another member with antyspyware popups. I was wondering if you can lead me step by step trough the proces because there were some things i didnt understand in the log mentioned above.
Thanks!
 

A:antispyware problem popups

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Got infected last night.

Not sure what other info you will need. XP Professional with SP3

I did create the Hijack This log.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:45:18 PM, on 3/4/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Verizon\Servicepoint\VerizonServicepoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Verizon\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aoltray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\MSOffice\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
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A:XP Antispyware 2010 problem

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Hi everyone; I'm having some problems with my computer in these days, i thing it's about a spyware called "antispyware soldier".When i downloaded the file with the same name, my computer began to give attentions about security and pop-ups titled "System security center alert"

Here is my HJlog please help me!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 02:06:45, on 03.11.2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\A4Tech\Mouse\Amoumain.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\DU Meter\DUMeter.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VM303_STI.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\adirss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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A:antispyware soldier problem

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alright... i have a 60gb hd and im running windows xp sp2

some how my C:\windows file is 49.9gb it is clogging up all of my hd and ive been forced to use an external hd to install/do anything without receiving a warning message from windows that it cant function properly with such little hd space. i run ccleaner frequently i have all temps deleted
registry is optimized and it has been checked for errors.
been working on this for about 6 months but never thought to check for a helpful forums site such as this ><

anyways... i havnt deleted anything in their for fear of ruining windows xp (im unable to reinstall xp as i dont hav the disk and i hav some very important programs on here that i need to keep [nerosolutions 5])
thx a bunch ^^
oh um forgot to mention... had a serious security breach that got REALLY bad... fixed everything eventually though and currently have some great free security apps protecting me so far no problems since!

Security apps: Comodo firewall, avast, a-squared free, Spybot S&D, Spyware blaster
i use auslogics disk defrag frequently but there isnt enough free space on my hd to fully defrag
never have used hijackthis (didnt want to mess up my comp. accidentally deleting something)
thx i appreciate any help
 

A:giant C:\windows file

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I somehow turned off the giant close button, the one you see in windows explorer, the internet window, and in winmail. The only problem is I liked the giant close button. I think what I did is change the theme to classic, and then back to vista, and it gave me this rounded box as a close button. I was just wondering if there was any way to put it back the way it was. Here is a picture

A:Giant Close button

Hello WeirdFrog, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm not sure of what you mean. That is the normal close button in Vista for non classic themes.

You might see if adjusting the size of the Caption Buttons item in the Advanced Appearance settings (step 6) to a large size may help. It will increase the size of the close button.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is it just me, or do you think IE is consumed with advertisements? Is there a good option to eliminate all the popups, popunders, and continual video/audio ads?

By the way, I just bought a new laptop with Win8 so I'm struggling with my mind as I transition from Seven to Eight. . .

A:Internet Explorer - A Giant AD?

Use the Desktop version of Internet Explorer and add the two EasyList and two Fanboy Tracking Protection Lists from the following link. After added, the lists update themselves automatically.

Internet Explorer Gallery

You can also change what pop-ups are allowed by going to Internet Options > Privacy > Pop-up Blocker Settings. Personally, I block all pop-ups and then whitelist any sites that I want to allow pop-ups from (or CTRL click links to open in a new window and bypass the pop-up blocker manually).

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I just installed WIN XP on a virgin harddrive. I don't like icons on my desktop so I like to use quick launch for recycle bin. my ISP and Internet Explorer. When I checked quick launch my taskbar grew to double its size. No matter how I moved or squashed it, it was either gone or double, but never the normal size. As soon as I uncheck quick launch I can compress the taskbar back to normal. Ideas and fixes welcomed.
 

A:the case of the giant taskbar

Have you got large icons selected for the quick launch taskbar?

To check, unlock the taskbar, then right-click on the quick-launch bar, and from the popup menu choose view, then large or small icons. Small icons will return the taskbar to normal size if this is what the problem is.
 

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I was super excited to see the 4th Gen X1 Yoga released, but so dissapointed when I looked at the pictures.That giant bottom bezel. What is going on here? Who in their right mind released that in the year 2019?All the other manufacturers seem to be slowly cottoning on what the market wants (hint: not 16:9), yet here we seem to be stuck with completely wasted real estate on the laptops.It just makes no sense, the market is all about trying to get bigger screens in a smaller device.The easiest way to do that is to put a 14" 16:10/3:2 screen in a 12.5" body. Does Lenovo have any official word on this? They have so many unnecessary overlapping models, yet not a single offering that has what we all want. The XPS13 2-in-1 with the 16:10 screen is going to decimate sales.I've stayed true to my 8 year old X220 which is still going strong, yet unless something gets announced by Lenovo by end of July, it's bye bye lenovo from me.

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Hi there

I'm a sucker for these strategy sim games, so I bought Hotel Giant, (Sold Out Range). I have installed it successfully but it won't run.

It looks like it's about to start, and then just jumps back to the desktop and nothing else happens. It does not crash and I don't get any error messages.

I have written to the support team but they never bothered to answer, so I'm stumped.

You guys are always so cool at helping me out, so was hoping you could help me get the game to run instead of it just jumping back to the desktop.

Thanks again

Meg, Scotland, UK
 

A:Solved: Hotel Giant (Won't Run)

Okay, I unticked the compatibility option altogether, and the game started, it got to starting the tutorial then froze and jumped back to the desktop. So i'm back to square one. Still no error messages.

Meg, Scotland, UK
 

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Please delete, double posted by accident
 

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Hi lads. I have this adware called 'giant savings'. I have attached screenshot. Cheers.
http://i.imgur.com/ee9m5.png
http://i.imgur.com/Xqawk.png

A:Giant Savings - HELP REQUIRED

Sorted: C -> program files-> delete 'Giant Savings' (delete recycle bin as well)
Uninstall it in control panel.
Remove extension in chrome.

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theres a big quarter that keeps showing on the screen! its not a IE popup or a wallpaper change. It shows a hot naked chick in the center replacing the bird. HELP ME, actually im enjoyin the hot chik, but every 10 sec! its even showin while i type! oooooo!
 

A:WTF! Giant Quarter on Screen!

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Out of no where,came,Brower Tracking Code,how do I get rid of it?
I tried 2 of Pc Pitstops suggestions,they didnt work.
This is a security issue.
 

A:Giant Internet Cookie

I wouldn't of thought of a Browser Tracking cookie as a security threat, but to get rid of things similar, I use Ad-Aware SE

Free and effective.
Link from download.com

Nappymonster
 

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I am sorry if this is a dumb question but, can somebody tell me how to find the address book and add addresses to it in Windows 10?
 

A:Help I made that giant leap

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Hi

I have had a virus installed on my computer called rebate giant. It has 2 files on my desktop (one called rebate informer and one called rebate giant). I know how to remove files through the registry editor and was wondering if anyone had the file paths for me to manually remove it??

Beth

A:Rebate informer/giant

I don't think rebate informer/rebate giant qualifies as a virus. It looks as though it installs an Inbox.com toolbar and some desktop shortcuts. Uninstall the applications, and the toolbar, and delete the shortcuts if they are left behind.

There are no files in the registry, but there are references to files. Be mindful of travels in the registry.



If you need more specific advice...



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Sometimes I seem to get a HUGE context menu that goes completely from the top of the screen to the bottom. It seems to have a lot of options that aren't normally there on a simple right click. I never know what I did to get this menu and it seems to pop off about as fast.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 BRI/1 Firefox/3.6.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0E)

Windows XP at home and XPPro at work.

It has happened on both computers.

Just curious as to what this is and what I did to make it appear and disappear.

A:Giant Context Menu

Hi,

I know that sometimes default settings get changed by accident. If you want you can try and change the settings for the browser. If you hold down the CTRL key and then use your scroll wheel you can change the size of the text on the page. I can look for a more permanent solution for you if this doesn't work.

Cheers!

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