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Unplugging Router Harmful?

Q: Unplugging Router Harmful?

Strange. Won't let me post under Networking but here is my question ...

Is there any harm in unplugging a wireless router every night?

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A: Unplugging Router Harmful?

No harm at all.

But the best is to enable WPA2 or WPA encryption and use a long complicated key. And if you want to be real secure, change that key every other month.

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Unplugging a computer & modem/router combo save me about $40 USD a month off of our electric bill.

I have an all-one computer (Not a laptop) supposedly energy star efficient. I actually done a test but I don't know if it is the computer or the modem/router combo. The computer received power while it was off, the router was always on. I changed that, the computer and the modem/router combo is now totally unplugged so I saved $40.00 off of our electric bill. The computer & modem/router combo is now unplugged for 6 to 12 hours a day.

A:Unplugging a computer & modem/router combo saved me about $40...

I use surge protectors on both my computers and modems/router.
When I turn off the computers I also turn off the surge protectors which turns off everything including my router and modem.

Everything that hooks to my computers are hooked to the surge protectors;
speakers, printers, ect. So everything is turned off. (No power)

You can also use this method for a T.V.
When a T.V. is off it isn't really off, it's in kind of in standby mode using electricity.

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I recently moved to a house with wireless internet. Now my CPU is constantly bumping 100% since installing and using the wireless internet card.

It only happens when the connection is enabled.

Zone Alarm has recently flagged acs.exe as highly suspiscious.

Does anyone know what this is?

When searching the internet, I can't seem to find a straight answer.

Can't seems to move, delete, or end task this file either.


A:acs.exe harmful?

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I keep getting a variation of the eamil in the image and was just wondering if it looks as suspicious to you as it does to me.

I don't have an email address even close to that one in my address book.

Also the attachments look awful suspicious.

A:Harmful Or What?

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Even after unplugging my PC from my TV and back into my monitor (which I got high FPS on) my FPS is significantly lower than normal and my PC just crashed while playing CSGO. Any help would be great

A:Low FPS after unplugging PC from TV

Install this little tool and run it.
Top of tool, click Analyze.
scroll down and retrieve the information.

Copy / paste in your next reply.

WhoCrashed 5.03
Comprehensible crash dump analysis tool
for Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2012/2008/2003 (x86 and x64)

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Good Day Everyone..

I am having this problem.. well on standby the local area network shows it has network 2 but when I opened any browser or use an application that uses the internet it goes unplugged, enable and then identifying... as the results I will get a message of no internet connection in the browser but after that it will stay on network 2 message again like its fine...

I tried to ping google.com -t and it seems it doesn't go unplugged, enable and identifying.. it is pinging well..

nothing changes even if I change the settings in the speed & duplex.

I also tried ipconfig /release and /renew.. /flushdns

it is like this for 3 days now then I am rebooting the canopy yesterday.. changing some settings to forced and it kinda worked.. though it goes unplugged, enabled and identifying again.. once per hour I think... then this morning this problem is back again....

edit: ok I just noticed now when I use ipconfig /all
the media state are disconnected even though it says network 2 in the local area network.. also the enabled word... in the window is blinking...

A:Keeps on unplugging

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I have been unable to use my computer normally for the past 3 days.
I have the Trend Micro PC-cillin Pro on my computer and have run a full system scan 2 to 3 times each day trying to get rid of this junk but have been unable to do so. It also has a big sign on my desk top in bright yellow letters warning me of the spyware and telling me to "Click here" to download their Spy Away program. It appears to be a Microsoft Windows warning with the small Yellow triangle in the bottom right corner of my desk top with several warnings about spyware and trojans etc...trying to infect my computer. But I want to Google search and found that their program is the spyware.

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I noticed a file called npigl.dll on my hard drive is this a safe file or not?Some research indicates that this is some addon (probably yahoo toolbar which i do use) but when uploading the file to jotti it says avast found it being trojan.gen (or something similar) when uploading it to virustotal it says 4 scanners found a threat. (all it said was suspicous file high risk worm etc)Also, i notice no odd addons in my manage addon thing.(i use internet explorer 8 btw) when i scan with malware bytes nothing comes up. I am really confused here,are these false positives?I can unregister the dll if it is truly harmful.

A:npigl.dll harmful or not?

Where is the file (full path) located?
What is the creation date?
Did you right click on it > choose properties and look for information under the version tab?

If one vendor hits on a file, then possible you are looking at a FP. However, you say several are providing hits so that's more conclusive it may not be harmless.

I found references to it being related to an IGLoader game loader plugin for Opera located at:
C:\Program Files\Opera\Program\Plugins

And also for Firefox located at:
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins

Although you use IE, do you also use Firefox or Opera and if so, are any of the above locations where you are finding that file?

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1010 PM, on 3/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\WMPlugIn\SonicStageMonitoring.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Event Service\VESMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Enter... Read more

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Whenever I try to open a certain .exe file i recieve this message:

"windows found that this file is potentially harmful.
To help protect your computer, Windows has blocked this file."

It wont let me open or in some cases download the file even though I know its safe. How can I disable this to view the files?

A:Potentially Harmful.....erm NO!

Hi and welcome. Is it from Windows Mail?

If so:

In Windows Mail go to Tools > Options. On the Security tab, choose
"Internet Zone" as the Internet Explorer security zone to use. Un-check "Do
not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a
virus." Click on Apply, then OK.

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The results of my scan with Spy Cleaner Gold has appinit_dlls listed under Suspicious entries. The key path is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\windows. I don't know much about registry keys, so I'm not sure if I should remove it or not.

A:Is Appinit_dlls Harmful?

According to MS TechNet they are legitimate. http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserve...3.mspx?mfr=true

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whenever i try to scan my computer,my antivirus only can define trojan and worm viruses.Is there any other virus that can harm my computer?

A:Is There Any Other Harmful Viruses?

This is somewhat a tricky question to answer. Typically the anti-virus companies attach their own label to a malicious file, be it a virus, a trojan, a downloader, a file infecter, a rootkit, a backdoor. The names and how they are defined are up for grabs, there is no standard that I know of. The definitions aren't as clear cut as they used to be. And add to that mix the slew of malware, adware, spyware and so on...Virus according to Microsoft:Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation. A virus might corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your e-mail program to spread itself to other computers, or even erase everything on your hard disk.As you can see the main purpose of a virus is to cause harm and spread. There are several types of viruses, but they all have that same goal. Disrupting the normal activities of the computer it infects.A trojan is more insidious. It tries to avoid detection. The name actually says a lot. It will try to confuse the system into thinking it is something else. But again, the goal is to disrupt. Or to gain access to install another type of nasty. They often allow remote access.A couple of informative links on trojans.Worms are like viruses but their initial purpose is to replicate, more than do damage. They can replicate so fast, they will slow your computer down to a crawl in a matter of minutes. They also actively seek out exploitable compute... Read more

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I've been getting a request to allow choqb.exe to run on my pc. I don't know if it is harmful or not. It only reared its head in the last few days and it doesn't appear to be an important file as it doesn't affect my pc when I refuse it. Any help you can offer or advice as to its purpose would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

DDS (Ver_10-10-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Lol at 0:03:41.32 on 09/10/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.4094.1503 [GMT 1:00]
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\TabTip.exe
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A:Choqb.exe - is it harmful?


Upload C:\Windows\system32\choqb.exe file to http://www.virustotal.com and post back the results or a link to the results.
Download OTL to your desktop.
Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.
Copy-paste following contents into custom scan -area:
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Install|LastSuccessTime /rs
Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply. You may need two posts to fit them all in.

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Hi, I just took a hijackthis log and i am wondering which things are harmful... My computer is acting very weird i.e: windows explorer crashing, internet explorer not being able to save target as... it just crashes, Windows Media Player 10 Crashing..Task Manager Not Being able to open after 10minutes of computer start up..Anyway here is my Hijackthis Log. Thanx for the help

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:04:03 PM, on 4/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Per... Read more

A:Help! Hijackthis log - which are harmful?

Hi SubZero_O and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see that you are running msconfig in /auto mode which means that you may have selectively removed some items in the past from the startup procedure. This can hide malware from us when we are performing a fix, so we would like you to reenable those startup entries by doing the following:Please click on Start, then Run, and type msconfig and then press Enter. When the window opens you should be on the General tab. Click on the Normal Startup item. Then press ok until you are out of the program. It will ask you to reboot so reboot normally.The next thing to do is update your operating system. Your operating system is extremely out of date. By not keeping your OS updated you leave yourself open to many of the infections that cannot be installed on a properly updated system. I strongly recommend that you go to the Windows Update site and install Service Pack 2. Once that is done, go back to the Windows Update site and install all available Critical Updates. This will patch your system with the most current security fixes and plug all the known holes which your present system has open.Now please create a new Hijackthis Log and post it here as a reply. I will review it when it comes in.OT

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Everytime i start my computer i get a promt that states 'Windows cannot find ms-java.exe'. I dont know if it is harmful to my computer or not? And how do i stop this. I could use some knowledge on this... Im new so i apologize if this is in the wrong section. I tried a search but didnt find anything. I think it is also causing some lag sometimes that never happened before this.

this is what i get when i start my computer:

Thanks for your help,

A:is this harmful? (ms-java.exe)

I would treat it as very suspicious considering it's path...if it was the genuine MS Java application then, I would be able to find out lots of info on it.

If you want you can submit the file to Jotti File Scan to see what they make of it??

Also, it may be an idea to run a full system scan with your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs.

Plus, feel free to read this link for instructions on posting a HiJack This log file so one of our analysts can hopefully give you the all clear :)

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I'm working on a friends computer which had 1051 infections on it, I've cleaned it down to 18 reg. keys infections. Are the following harmful and need to be removed? If so, how do I do it? ( They do not delete on reboot ) Thank you so much.
Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{c9ccbb35-d123-4a31-affc-9b2933132116} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{a7cddcdc-beeb-4685-a062-978f5e07ceee} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{a16ad1e9-f69a-45af-9462-b1c286708842} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20ea9658-6bc3-4599-a87d-6371fe9295fc} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{100eb1fd-d03e-47fd-81f3-ee91287f9465} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{cdca70d8-c6a6-49ee-9bed-7429d6c477a2} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{d136987f-e1c4-4ccc-a220-893df03ec5df} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{e343edfc-1e6c-4cb5-aa29-e9c922641c80} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\shoppingreport.hbax (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\shoppingreport.hbax.1 (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\shoppingreport.hbinfoband (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
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A:Reg keys, Harmful or not

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I wonder what'd happen if I unplug the desktop tower cord from the power surge or electric outlet? Will I lose what I have in tower? I unplugged the desktop monitor cord from the power surge several times and nothing was lost, but I am not sure about the tower cord. The reason is because I need to move the table around in the room and need to unplug the cords. I am sure nothing will be lost if unplugging tower cord from the power surge or outlet because the table needs to be moved around in the room, something else like moving out of the house, etc if you know what I mean.

Also, what would happen if unplugging the cords from the desktop monitor and tower themselves, not from power surge/outlet? Would everything be lost? Much thanks.

A:Unplugging cords

Save everything, then turn everything off, using the approved procedure and then you can unplug.
As always, your important stuff should always be backed up. An unexpected improper shut down, and stuff can be lost.
Stuff can be lost for other reasons, too.

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I gave up printing w/ this wireless computer when I read the posts and it said it was because the computerwent to sleep.  I bought the regular cord but it does the same thing!  I have to unplug it every time I want to printand the printer has to go thru the whole process of setting up again.  Thank you,Sue

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Getting ready to do the install on my new SSD with some trepidation. I have Raptors in Raid 0 right now and would like to simply unplug them, set the BIOS to AHCI and use the 0 port for the SSD experiment/potential fiasco. What I hope to be able to do if the SSD doesn't like me, is to unplug it, set the BIOS back to Raid, plug in the Raptors and pretend the whole thing never happened. Does this stand a chance of working?

A:Plugging and Unplugging!

I wouldnt unplug the raptor raid - if you use intel raid (the one i'm sure of and probably similar, or the same for others) when you enable raid in the bios it also enables AHCI - so you should be good to go with testing the ssd drive - just unplugging a raid array can be very hard to set up again - i did it years ago and it was a miracle i got it back up and going again (that included reinstalling the OS) so not recommended - it also depends what options are available in the raid rom (i think its called) which you set it up in before you install the OS. From memory, which is bad, the problem was it couldnt recognise one or both the drives.
It depends on your motherboard I guess but for mind it should be ok - running raid and using the same controller to use a ssd drive in AHCI mode - but treat this as my opinion - you should be able to find information on your motherboards site, or intel etc's, site. Or wait for more replies as Im uncertain and more repies means more suggestions.
If it has 2 controllers eg intel and jmicron use the JMICRON if it supports AHCI to be on the safe side.

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Don't have a router and want to use the modem with an Xbox. Should I shut down the computer before removing the modem cable and before plugging it back in when I'm done with the Xbox?


A:Unplugging Modem from PC

You don't have to, but it might not pick up the network when you replug the computer back in.

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I borrowed my sisters camera for a trip, while i was copying my videos and pictures onto my computer, the cord got unplugged (wrapped around the chair)
and now, on the camera, i cant Take pictures, cant record Video... when i go to preview mode, it says "MEMORY REQUIRE FORMAT" then it flashes to 'no data in internal memory'

i checked the SD card, and there was nothing on that, and i need to fix this problem... HELP

the type of camera is a Centrios DSC-314 3.1 megapixel

(also... dunno why, but when i go to picture mode it says 2X zoom instead of 4)

I dont really want to go into windows and format it through there, and i cant find a selection in the camera settings to format it... can anyone help me?

A:Unplugging camera

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So recently, my Y40-80 started to shut down immediately after i unplug the power source. At first, i figured it's due to my battery, so i got a new one and got rid of the old one. But the problem still exists. I've called in to Lenovo support and they said my warranty doesn't cover this, so it'll be due to charge, which i think is ridiculous since if it's a hardware failure, i do not see why i should be charged just because i don't have the original battery. Anyways, i've tried reformatting and that did not work. Anyone out there could help me please? Appreciate it!

A:Y40-80 shuts down upon unplugging

Hi rx24race , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Would the new battery be a direct purchase from Lenovo or declared genuine replacement Lenovo battery ?
Within the warranty coverage would be the original parts that came with the machine.
As you mentioned that with a new battery you are still having the same issue but since this would be a charging issue , it is yet to be investigated if it was the systemboard or battery itself is the fault. 
Option that I suggest is to have it taken perhaps to service provider like best buy that can check with a certified compatible battery and have them assist you on having it serviced or to call in directly using the same case number you were provided.
Update us on how it would work best for your situattion.

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Recently, I've been having problems with my HP cd-writer. The cd-writer automatically plugs and unplugs itself... even when I'm not using it!! I want to know what's going on and how to fix this problem. Thanks

A:My CD-writer keeps unplugging itself...

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I've recently acquired a digital camera, and have been testing snaps then putting them into the PC for editing. When I remove the lead, I get the "Unsafe Removal Of Device" window pop up warning me about not stopping the device properly. Now this has never caused me any issues when unplugging any USB hardware.

So my question is, can the warning be disabled totally? Every time I unplug the camera the window pops up and wants to place its icon in the system tray. It's starting to get on my nerves!

Thanks in advance

A:Unplugging USB Devices

Alan,This problem can occur because of a logic error in the code for the Usbhub.sys file. Leave it plugged in so that when you download the latest service pack from Microsoft it will be picked up, and the proper SP will be downloaded. Have a good day.

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I've just downloaded the full version of registry easy a few days ago and it what it said it'll do but recently, I've noticed that numerous programs on my computer (including google chrome) have been getting blocked and I can't seem to delete any files since the option of tunning that program has also been blocked by the data prevention, my question is if all these problems are a result of downloading the program or if it's been just an unfortunate coincidence. (And as an added piece of information, I've ran malwarebytes-antimalware and man of the viruses had the name of "whitesmoke")

A:Is Registry Easy harmful?

Just downloading the program wouldn't cause problems. Did you run it? If so then yes, that's your problem. Registry cleaners CAUSE problems, they do not cure them. You should NEVER use any registry cleaners. NEVER.

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Hello, I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit installed and I updated the other day and installed a graphics driver update from microsoft which later caused me to BSOD. I tried to go into the control panel and hit the option to show installed updates but it didn't show. How would I be able to remove this update driver without having to preform a fresh install?

A:Removing harmful Update

What are your system specs and also just to be sure it is the driver which according to your post it is:Download BlueScreenViewNo installation required.Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.Also you could try and go to your graphics manufacturer web page and download their updated driver to see if that works. Edit: For spelling and link fixes.

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Avira picked up something this morning in my temporary internet files informing me with: this file contains an executable program that is disguised by a harmful file extension.
I ran superantispyware - found nothing but cookies and checked with malwarebytes nothing again. this happened despite my having macafee siteadvisor. It is the virus vault, should I just ignore it?

A:harmful file extensions

Hi, try running MalwareBytes AntiMalware from here- www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
If it doesn't detect anything, check the virus vault just to make sure

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I have are about 2 other harmful files i have on my computer. Maybe you know more about this. The one is winshost.exe Which i know is a trojan I deleted it and unchecked the path from startup in msconfig. Is there a way i can get rid of the path completely in msconfig? Another one is firewall_anti. I did the same thing deleted everything i could and the file itself, and unchecked it in the startup tab in msconfig. They don't startup anymore with the computer I just want to get rid of the paths.

I also did several virus scan's and spyware scans with spywarenuker, spybot, and adaware, and got rid of anything it found. Used hi-jack this as well, fixed all instances i saw of those files or anything suspicious looking.

A:Two harmful files i kind of got rid of.

Upping for someone worthwile to see.

Thank you

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hi guys
some of my friends told me that only install my Necessary programs and say that if i install programs and uninstall them too much , my registry will destroy and my pc will work slow.
is it true?so if it happens , how can i clean my registry?

A:install and uninstall is harmful?

I don't like to install/uninstall programs very much because of the possibility you mention. But, here's something proactive you can do. Make a restore point both before and after you install something new. If you don't like it, then use system restore to remove it. If later you have problems, but not with the program you installed, then you can restore back to the point right before you installed it. Of course older restore point eventually will be removed so you need to create restore points periodically at points where your system is functioning properly. See my sig; there are other ways of making sure you can go back to points in time where your system is working properly including what's in my sig and programs like Acronis True Image, Paragon, etc.

I don't like registry cleaners. IMO, they can do more harm than installing/uninstalling a few programs.

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Hello and thank you for providing this wonderful forum. I have an issue I think is a virus I can't get rid of.

I am running Windows XP with service pack 2
IE 6 & Firefox
ZoneAlarm Security Suite version:7.0.337.000 (always on)
Spy Protector 1.6f (always on)
Ad-Aware 7.0.26 (monthly; Zonealarm does weekly scan)
Spybot (monthly)

Here are the issues I am having and how I believe they began:
I had been getting a pesky notification window (from zonealarm) asking me if I wanted to let NvCplDaemon start when windows starts. I clicked no, and it came up another half a dozen times before I researched it, found it was from NVIDIA, and clicked yes. We had just switched our graphics card, so I was assuming it was related to that. However, immediately after that came notifications for hgGxvTlj.dll and OpnNDvsr.dll, both in my windows/system32 folder. I clicked allow on both, figuring they were safe because of the location, and I think that was a no-no, because then I had the following issues:

* Extensive startup time (upwards 10 minutes)
* A popup every 2-3 times I hit the google search button.

I performed the following operations:
CC Cleaner > Cleaner (all options except 'custom files and folders' checked
CC Cleaner > Issues (all options checked)
Ad-Aware > Full Scan
Zone Alarm

The problems continued, so I checked my processes with spy protector and found the two aforementioned DLLs at the top (highest risk potential), along wit... Read more

A:Multiplying Harmful DLLs

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When I log on to Facebook the chat bar on the side doesn't come up and I can not access my messages. When I try to send some one a message it pops up the window for my files on my computer. On certain websites it's almost impossible to scroll down or up once you've stopped to read something. I have run my virus scanner (Avast), Malwarebytes, & CCleaner. I have also run hijackthis but I can't copy and paste because it won't let me and it will not let me save the file. So basically I don't know what else to do!!! Please help me lol Thanks!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II N530 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3834 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290908 MB, Free - 207741 MB; D: Total - 14031 MB, Free - 2009 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 89 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1444
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Possible virus or harmful malware?

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Recently I have noticed my computer running really slowly when Im using IE7 to surf the net. I decided to look into this, I ran the Netstat -a command from the command prompt and noticed that hundreds of emails or messages of some sort were being sent from my computer when Im connected to the internet.

I have ran Hijackthis and Msconfig and tried to terminate any processes that look dodgy but I cannot see anything.

Anybody seen this before and have any tips on removing this?


A:Possibly harmful email being sent

Since it appears you have a malware / spyware / virus problem, I moved this to the security forum. You will get more assistance in security.

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Not sure what has changed recently but now whenever I start up, I have an outbound connection from svcldr.exe. Does anyone know what this may be for? I can kill this process but just want to ensure I haven't contracted a virus of some sort. The following is my hijack this log in case there are some fishy looking items, thanks in advance:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 12:01:28 AM, on 6/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATISched.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
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A:Solved: svcldr.exe harmful?

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I was browsing the web when my Microsoft Security Essentials warning popped up and said that it had quarantined a possible virus. I actually can't remember what the virus name was because i removed it from MSE. Ever since then my computer has been a lot slower than it was before and start up time is noticeably longer. I'm afraid something might have gotten through MSE and is on my computer.

I've run Malwarebytes, MSE, and CCleaner, which have not caught anything... Please help!!

Including my .txt files now..


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 8:34:55 PM, on 11/5/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

FIREFOX: 21.0 (en-US)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
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A:Harmful Malware Detected

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer:
Run by Jason at 20:38:03 on 2013-11-05
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8167.6465 [GMT -8:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {3F839487-C7A2-C958-E30C-E2825BA31FB5}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {84E27563-E198-C6D6-D9BC-D9F020245508}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe
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Everytime i start my computer i get a promt that states 'Windows cannot find ms-java.exe'. I dont know if it is harmful to my computer or not? And how do i stop this. I could use some knowledge on this... Im new so i apologize if this is in the wrong section. I tried a search but didnt find anything.

this is what i get when i start my computer:

Here is my HJT log...
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:03:12 PM, on 7/29/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Server\bdss.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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A:is this harmful? (ms-java.exe) very suspicious!!

B u m p

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:53:48, on 10.03.2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReader\9.00\Licensing\PE\NetworkLicenseServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
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A:My Hijackthis Log is here, is there anything harmful detected?

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you 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 thread, 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.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


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I have the latest Zone Alarm Security Suite. I used it to scan my computer. After rebooting to delete the soundmix.exe virus that has been bothering me for some time now, i could not launch any software programes what so ever! I have to right click a software i wish to launch and lauch it under a different account. Help?!

A:soundmix.exe more harmful when removed!

WElcome to TSG

Please click Here to download HijackThis to your desktop.

Click the Download button. When the Trend Micro HJT install box appears, double click on the HJTInstall.exe. Click on Install.

It will be installed by default here: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

A shortcut to the application will also be placed on your Desktop.

The program will open automatically after installation.

You can double-click the icon that was placed on the Desktop to run subsequent HijackThis scans or you can use the icon inside the folder. The folder HijackThis is where you will find the HJT logs that you save. When you use the application to remove anything, you will also find the backup copies made by HJT inside this folder.

Close all other windows except HijackThis.

Click on "Do a system scan and save logfile" When the log pops up in Notepad, copy and paste that file back here.

Do NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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I am currently staying in a country where the Electricty shuts off suddenly.This happens , often and sometimes rarely.But whenever it does,my laptop shut down's soon after that.Since it only stays active,as long as it is being charged.

So,i want to know if an improper shut down (that occurs when the eectricty goes out) is harmful.Becasue i am not using my laptop due to this electricity issue which is causing improper shut down's.

A:Are improper Shut Down's Harmful?

It`s not really harmful, but when you do restart make sure you catch the boot screen and choose "Start Windows Normally" or windows might go into a repair mode.

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I have a second computer that i use to download MANY software progams(games,utilities,etc.) and try out. i would say well over thousands of different programs.

needless to say,i have to clean out that computer alot.

which brings me to this,i have reformatted the hard drive about once a week,sometimes 2 or 3 times,over a year.

Is there such a thing as reformatting too many times? its a small 7.5GB hard drive.


A:Reformatting Too May Times Harmful?

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I removed a trojan earlier today and I think I got the trojan from using a proxy server. The proxy that I usually use is kproxy and has been safe in the past. I think i accepted a trusted certificate that I should not have and now I am have many issues. I can't access hotmail form firefox and I can't remove the certificates. I am running windows XP Pro with sevrice pack 3.

Any help will be appreciated

A:Trojan and Harmful Certificates

Hello,lets see what MBAM shows.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan butto... Read more

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Hi All, Thank you for taking the time to read my post My Daughters laptop is acting up its become real slow and Ive just come across conime.exe would like to know what file is this and is it safe or harmful?....Any replies will be very appreciatedThank You Donnamarie

A:conime,exe is it safe or harmful

is it conime,exe or conime.exe

The process Console IME or conime.exe belongs to the software Microsoft Windows Operating System or conime.exe by Microsoft Corporation (www.microsoft.com).

Description: conime.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows XP are 27,648 bytes (58% of all occurrence), 69,120 bytes, 68,608 bytes, 24,576 bytes, 66,048 bytes, 25,600 bytes.
File conime.exe is a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. conime.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous.


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Today I noticed that whenever I right click on a folder, I get the following process show up in the Task Manager:rarextloader.exeAs soon as I stop right clicking the folder the process goes away.I did a search in the Windows folder and found the following located here C:\Windows\Prefetch :RAREXTLOADER.EXE-4B76CB3C.pkI do have Winrar and 7zip installed. I have never noticed these processes running before, but they may have been running and I might not not noticed until now. I just want to be sure it is nothing harmful.My OS is Vista 64bit Home Premium SP2. I am currently scanning with the most updated version of Malwarebytes. But if this is a known infection and Mbam comes out clean, what other programs should I run? I have Avira Free, Spybot, and Eset free scanner which I can also run.

A:rarextloader.exe - is this a harmful process?

Most likely, it's WinRAR process.I have rarextloader.exe file in C:\Programs\WinRAR folder.

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hey, dude
I happen to know that my dad put child-control program in my Mac Leopard. (Actually he can launch the parental control to control my Internet use) This program can record my keystrokes and websites I have viewed, like a keylogger. I wanna know if it is a kind of viurs and whether it will do harm to my computer?

A:child-control, harmful?

BabyB said:

hey, dude
I happen to know that my dad put child-control program in my Mac Leopard. (Actually he can launch the parental control to control my Internet use) This program can record my keystrokes and websites I have viewed, like a keylogger. I wanna know if it is a kind of viurs and whether it will do harm to my computer?Click to expand...

A long time since my last visit. Here is the parental control web page that my dad is using on my Mac. I've contact their live support to help me uninstall it, but they refused me.

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Hi all, I have a couple of older programs that, while they run in my current Win7 home setup, also max one of the two cores. Will running these programs (maxing out one of my four cores for 1-8 hours/day) cause problems with my P50 (processor=i7-6820hq)?  Does it hurt the processor or other parts of the laptop to have one core maxed while the others are idle?

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These files were the result from a Malwarebytes scan.  I am not sure if they should be deleted or if they are harmful?
Registry Value - hkcu/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/run/tbhostsupport
Folder - c:\documents and settings\user\local settings\application data\tbhostsupport
File - c:\documents and settings\user\local settings\application data\tbhostsupport\tbhostsupport.dll
Memory Module - c:\documents and settings\user\local settings\application data\tbhostsupport\tbhostsupport.dll

A:Are these files harmful and should they be deleted?

Hello tj

A PUP is a Potentially Unwanted Program

Conduit is a toolbar engine installed (bundled) alongside many free applications which allows users to add applications directly to their browser without a community toolbar. Conduit offers a distribution option for Conduit-powered offerings and is used in order to generate ad revenue for the company. While not explicitly malware, it is often installed stealthily without knowledge or consent from the end user.
How do I earn money with bundles?
By offering (bundling) a Community Toolbar in your software installer, you are boosting the Community Toolbars installs. The Active Rewards program pays you based on the number of daily active users of your Community Toolbar according to the Three Tiers Table. If you are not yet a member of the Active Rewards program, you can join through the Make Money tab.Conduit Community Toolbar Help Center

Many toolbars, Add-ons, and browser extensions come bundled with other software (often without the knowledge of the user) and can be the source of various issues and problems to include Adware and browser hijacking which may change your home page and search engine. Even if advised of a toolbar, many folks do not know that it is optional and not necessary to install in order to operate the program. {Thanks to quietman7 for the explanation}

Remove it.

ADW Cleaner

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the toolClick on the Scan bu... Read more

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Cogeco sent me an email saying that i am using a large amount of bandwidth quickly and that I may have a virus on my computer. I didnt really do anything to use up my bandwidth. i hardly downloaded anything and mostly i just watch streaming video. So I wasnt worried. a couple days later cogeco sent me another email saying the same thing. Then I got worried. So i did an online Panda active scan and so far it says that I have over 230 infected files. I am worried about the safety of my computer now. My Nortan 360 cant pick up anything but i have the feeling that my computer is getting a little slow. I would appreciate it if anyone can help me diagnose my computer and clean it up from all the problems. I will try to submit the results of the panda antivirus online scan. Please HELP!

A:harmful material may be on computer

Panda active scan is pretty good. I rely on it for a second opinion and do a monthly scan with it.

Is your machine up to date with Microsoft security patches? It is very important as recently there were many remote code execution bugs found. ( an attacker can remotely run / install anything )

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