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Fully patched versions of Firefox, Chrome, IE 11 and Safari exploited at Pwn2Own hacking competition

Q: Fully patched versions of Firefox, Chrome, IE 11 and Safari exploited at Pwn2Own hacking competition

As in years past, the latest patched versions of the most popular web browsers around stood little chance against those competing in the annual Pwn2Own hacking competition. The usual suspects - Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet...

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Preferred Solution: Fully patched versions of Firefox, Chrome, IE 11 and Safari exploited at Pwn2Own hacking competition

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A: Fully patched versions of Firefox, Chrome, IE 11 and Safari exploited at Pwn2Own hacking competition

This is one truly great event in the industry, thumbs up, so useful to everyone, except to the hackers who didn't participate.

I wish I could say it was 100% pure, without any shady agenda, but I would be lying, since hackers expose themselves, they all get into CIA and FBI books for good.

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Actively exploited bug in fully updated Firefox is sending users into a tizzy

Scammers are actively exploiting a bug in Firefox that causes the browser to lock up after displaying a message warning the computer is running a pirated version of Windows that has been hacked.
The attack works on both Windows and Mac versions of the open source browser. The only way to close the window to is to force-close the entire browser using either the Windows task manager or the Force Close function in macOS. Even then, Firefox will reopen previously open tabs, resulting in an endless loop. To resolve the problem, users must force-close Firefox and then, immediately upon restarting it, quickly close the tab of the scammer site before it has time to load.
Whatever else people may do, they should never call the phone number displayed.
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A:A Warning: Actively exploited bug in fully updated Firefox

Johnny b said:

Quoting the noted article:
Whatever else people may do, they should never call the phone number displayed.Click to expand...

And this doesn't only apply here. The sooner people begin to understand that you NEVER react to warnings such as this the far less damage there will be.

Nothing legitimate ever presents beeping, flashing, big, and annoying warnings telling you to call a specific phone number.

Quietman7, a security expert who is an active contributor on Bleeping Computer, has written extensively on what you (any you) need to do to develop safe interaction habits with cyberspace. The following four are, in my opinion, must-reads:

Users Themselves Are The Most Substantial Weakness In The Security Chain (just that single message)
What you must understand regarding computer security (also just this single message)
Best Practices for Safe Computing

Reflections on Antivirus/Antimalware Testing & Comparisons


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Safari 5.0
Firefox 3.6.8
Chrome 5.0.375
Mac OS 10.6.4

So this is odd. It seems that my video has konked out in both Firefox and Chrome, but not Safari. I can hear audio from videos on Vimeo and YouTube, but not visuals. Everything works in Safari. I've also checked .avi and .mov files in VLC and Quicktime players. I've tried to re-iinstall quicktime and re-install Flash. Neither seems to work.

Any thoughts?


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I have Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE and i cannot download anything. Scanned my computer with Malware bytes, Spybot search and destroy and Kaspersky. They detected some malwares and Trojans and removed them but it hasn't sorted the issue.
Last night I got an adobe update and after installing that I started having this problem. First it affected Chrome but i was able to download from other browsers but they have all been affected today.
Here's the log from Malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial)
Database version: v2013.10.09.02
Windows 7 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
user :: USER-PC [administrator]
Protection: Enabled
10/9/2013 1:25:21 PM
mbam-log-2013-10-09 (13-25-21).txt
Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|M:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 312448
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 7 minute(s), 19 second(s)
Memory Processes Detected: 1
C:\ProgramData\BetterSoft\OptimizerPro\OptimizerPro.exe (PUP.Optional.OptimizerPro.A) -> 480 -> Delete on reboot.
Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Detected: 11
HKCR\AppID\{562B9316-C08A-444A-9482-62080DD851AE} (PUP.Optional.SpeedAnalysis3.A) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKCR\AppID\{72D89EBF-0C5D-4190-91FD-398E45F1D007} (P... Read more

A:Cannot download from IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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IE9 vs. Firefox 3.6.3, Chrome 4.1, Opera 10.52, Safari 4.05 vs. Same Markup

Internet Explorer 9?s evolution with the release of Platform Preview 2 is illustrative of the work the company is doing with the goal of achieving ?same markup? across all browsers. But same markup (the same HTML, same CSS, and same script working seamlessly across all browsers) is not just about the Redmond-based company. It?s also about developers, standard bodies, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and rival browser makers. Same markup is bound to make more sense to developers than to end users, IE9 Preview 1 and 2 are, after all, developer releases. The public needs to think of ?same markup? in terms of interoperability, meaning that a website, any website, should work the same across any browser they run.

Browser interoperability is, as a general rule, a multi-way street and a multi-faceted problem. If it really didn?t seem so thus far is because of nothing more than aggressive marketing from a few players on the market. And let?s be fair, because Internet Explorer provided such an excellent target to blame for everything that was wrong with the web. But what if, one day, IE simply fell in line? Will the world (www) be ready to accept that browser interoperability comes with many, subtle nuances, which can be solved only through collaboration? Let?s hope so.

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IE9 vs. Firefox 3.6.3, Chrome 4.1, Opera 10.52, Safari 4.05 vs. Same Markup - Not a race, but a collab... Read more

A:IE9 vs. Firefox 3.6.3, Chrome 4.1, Opera 10.52, Safari

Good read. Thanks.

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Went to speed-battle.com to test my browsers - all latest versions of Safari, Firefox, Chrome. Safari tested much faster than both other browsers. Firefox tested slowest.

What?! Since when did Safari become a fast browser?!

It's too bad all these browsers can not combine their strengths. I have to stick with bloated Firefox.

A:Safari faster than Chrome & Firefox

Did you disable all your addons and make sure your plugins are up to date (click here) before running the tests in Firefox and Chrome?

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Internet Explorer 8 continues to be the best in breed browser when it comes down to offering end users security compared to rivals that, without exception, are considered to be more secure than IE by default in the public?s perception. It?s not the first time that IE8?s superiority over browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Opera has been attested, for the protection that the browsers offer end users against socially engineered malicious code. According to NSS Labs, Internet Explorer 8 is capable of blocking at least approximately three times more malware than any of its rivals.

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IE8 Superior to Chrome 4, Firefox 3.5, Opera 10 and Safari 4 - For the protection against socially engineered malware - Softpedia

A:IE8 Superior to Chrome 4,Firefox 3.5,Opera 10 & Safari.

Quote: Originally Posted by JMH

Internet Explorer 8 continues to be the best in breed browser when it comes down to offering end users security compared to rivals that, without exception, are considered to be more secure than IE by default in the public?s perception. It?s not the first time that IE8?s superiority over browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Opera has been attested, for the protection that the browsers offer end users against socially engineered malicious code. According to NSS Labs, Internet Explorer 8 is capable of blocking at least approximately three times more malware than any of its rivals.

Source -
IE8 Superior to Chrome 4, Firefox 3.5, Opera 10 and Safari 4 - For the protection against socially engineered malware - Softpedia

Oh no, here we go again.

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Hi All,
On 11 September 2014, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explore browsers stopped working, all due to connection problems that I was not able to identify. Now only Safari works.
Internet Explorer displays simply: "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"
This is an old 32-bit Windows XP (that I soon want to upgrade to Windows 8.1), and I run Bitdefender Total Security in Autopilot mode with the Bitdefender firewall ON. When I checked Windows firewall it was OFF, I tried turning it on, but it didn't any difference, so I turned it OFF again.
I tried Windows Fix It, but the problem remained.
Our broadband internet and phone service provider is Sky (UK), and our landline phone works fine.
I think I might have become affected by some virus or malware or spyware last year, when I downloaded The KMPlayer and IrfanView from one of the FREE sites (cnet.com and something like "gorilla software"), that I did not know would  install other free stuff on my computer that would take ages to remove (and I'm not sure if I managed their complete removal).
Please help... thanks!

A:Only Safari works; Firefox, Chrome and IE don't work (Win XP)

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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I am running XP Home SP3 on an HP Mini. IE8, Google Chrome, and Safari all display the "webpage not available" error when trying to browse the internet. The interesting thing is that Firefox is able to connect to and display websites, the wireless network is strong and connected, and all other computers connected to the network exhibit no connetivity problems.

I believe the problem may have something to do with the Mini's recent infection with Antivirus Soft. AntiVirus Soft is a fake anti-virus program scam that blocks all executables from running, displays bogus warnings and popups, and only allows IE to navigate to Antivirus Soft's scam website.

Yesterday I followed some step by step directions to manually remove AntiVirus Soft's processes, directories, files and registry entries. Upon restart, Antivirus Soft appears to be gone, however I am now strangely limited to Firefox only browsing.

Any ideas how to reestablish full browser capabilities?

A:Chrome, IE8, Safari unable to connect, but Firefox can.

I seem to be experiencing the same problem as the OP! It is quite peculiar indeed being able to only access Firefox...

Anyone who might be able to solve this weirdness??

Thank you

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Hello, First off thank you for taking the time to look into this and offer any possible insights/fixes to my problem. It all started off when Firefox started having popups, then moved on to when Firefox would no longer open at all. I tried downloading Google Chrome, which then kept giving me failure to connect notices, I tried Safari which ended up giving me the same error. Finally I tried Internet Explorer which is working, but is drastically slow, and occasionally giving me random pop ups. I thought about rebuilding my computer, but I have a lot of work on here, and it would take forever to back everything up. Is there any possible way I can fix this? Also my hard drive is a small 160gb, and its almost full. However, I've uninstalled virtually everything I can think of, and it's still almost full, is there a program that gets rid of things that are using up space they dont need? Like for instance when you use the Recycle bin, it deletes it, but its still there until it is written over. Again, Thank you for any help or insight you can offer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:09:01 PM, on 8/1/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\... Read more

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After hours searching for a solution and more than once finding myself back on these forums, looks the best place to get some constructive help.

This started a couple of weeks again when Safari would not launch then chrome followed by opera and now when accessing any resource provided by google ie the cdn for jquery - gmail etc the screen is filled with rubbish characters. IE still works although not my fav browser.


win xp pro v2002 sp3
amd athlon x4 640 3.1ghz

Firefox 13
Safari chrome opera - latest version cant open it so dont know


System restore - don't us it although considering after these problems

Have run malwarebytes which cleared alot of trojans but the problem with the browsers is really annoying.

Any help greatly appreciated.


A:Firefox Chrome Opera Safari Google CDN

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

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Accuvant recently did a study comparing the security of IE, Chrome, and Firefox. Safari was not included in this study. Is there a security study that compares the 4 browsers - IE, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari?

A:Most secure browser: IE, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari?

In my humble opinion it's not the security of one browser versus another. It is the person utilizing the browser and them using safe browsing practices.

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I get to the point when I am downloading where I drop the file in my applications folder. Once I do that nothing happens. It creates a file, but when I click on it nothing pops up or opens. Everything is updated.

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Only milliseconds separate Internet Explorer 9 from the fastest-browser-in-the-world spot. Microsoft released the final Platform Preview Build of IE9 yesterday, with v1. now available for download for testers around the world. With the advent of Platform Preview 4, Internet Explorer 9 has suffered massive JavaScript-related improvements, with the new Chakra engine now a part of the browser’s core, but also with a boost in terms of JS performance. IE9 Platform Preview 4 is now faster than the same of the recent Firefox 4.0 Beta 2 releases, and also faster than Safari 5.0. In fact, the latest development milestone of Internet Explorer 9 is the fourth fastest browser in the world, according to the scores in the Webkit Sunspider JavaScript benchmark.

IE9 Preview 4 vs. Firefox 4.0 Beta, Chrome 6.0 Dev, Opera 10.6, Safari 5.0 - IE9 just milliseconds away from the fastest-browser-in-the-world spot - Softpedia

A:E9 Preview 4 vs. Firefox 4.0 Beta, Chrome 6.0 Dev, Opera 10.6, Safari

IMO, once you get down to ~500 milliseconds, you're not going to see a real difference between browsers. For example, 450 and 550 ms are almost indistinguishable to typical human senses, as far as I know. But kudos to IE for finally getting in that range!

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Recently whenever I use a browser my PC gets all weird, I can't use the keyboard and the malware seems to be using the keyboard by itself by putting a lot of letters in anywhere I go Ex: desktop, Start button, task bar, notepad, browser.

Image( eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, and
#b#fddf ) when this happens I can't seem to use my keyboard.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:46:49, on 2009/11/08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Siemens\Common\TangoCoreService.exe
C:\Program Files\NTTE\Flets\app\TangoManager.exe
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A:Any Browser used Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome malware invades my PC>

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

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I have noticed over the last week my browsers are not opening web pages and receiving many more "Web Page can not be displayed"  or "proxy Server is not responding"

I use phpMyAdmin a great deal and over the last week the phpMyAdmin on my server is showing "Web Page can not be displayed"  a lot and to fix it I have to logout and log back in.
I have done HiJackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 12:39:06 AM, on 3/6/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16448)
FIREFOX: 27.0.1 (en-US)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\robotaskbaricon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Ulead Systems\AutoDetector\Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Seagate\DiscWizard\DiscWizardMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hotspot Shield\bin\hsscp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Preserve
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://www.... Read more

A:Browsers IE9, FireFox, Safari & Chrome not responding correctly all the time

This is an example: When I posted the above messagr the browser came back after I clicked "Post" "Web page cannot be displayed.  I had to press "Back" and check the forum to see if it had posted or not.   I was.
Thank you

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Problem as noted in the title. Using Windows XP SP2 on approx. 3 year old Compaq PC. Firefox was working a couple days ago, then would not open, with the error mesage "The instruction at "0x0159001c" referenced memory at "0x0159001c". The memory could not be "written"." I downloaded both Google Chrome and Apple's Safari to try and get online. Chrome won't work at all, and Safari gives me the exact error message that Firefox does. Strangely, Opera is working just fine, its what I'm using now to post this.

I suppose at this point I should mention recently (within the past week) I've had Google searches being redirected. I generally used a workaround or another search engine, thinking I would eventually find the problem with a cleanup or a scan.

Ran MBAM first thing this morning, haven't done anything else. Here is the most recent log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2182
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

8/5/2009 8:24:28 AM
mbam-log-2009-08-05 (08-24-28).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 100997
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 56 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
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A:Firefox/Chrome/Safari all won't open, 'Application Error' message

Please download and scan with Dr.Web CureIt - alternate download link.Follow these instructions for performing a scan in "safe mode".If you cannot boot into safe mode or complete a scan, then try doing it in normal mode. Be aware, this scan could take a long time to complete.-- Post the log in your next reply. If you can't find the log, try to write down what was detected/removed before exiting Dr.WebCureIt so you can provide that information.Your Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log indicates you are using an older version of MBAM (v1.37) with with an outdated database. Please download and install the most current version (1.40) from here. You may have to reboot after updating in order to overwrite any "in use" protection module files.Your database shows 2182. Last I checked it was 2563.Update the database through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.alternate mbam-rules.exe download link 1alternate mbam-rules.exe download link 2Then perform a new Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. When done, click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report in your next reply.Note: Mbam-rules.exe is not updated daily. Another way to get the most current database definitions if you're having problems updating through the pro... Read more

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So, I thought I'd take a look at Chrome and Firefox to compare them to IE10. I have a problem though, I can't seem to make either of their metro versions do a pinch to zoom. I have a Windows slate, so its pretty much a loser if I can't use that feature. Am I doing something wrong?

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This year, all three major browsers – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox -  were successfully exploited by security experts. As far as Firefox goes, security firm VUPEN managed to exploit the browser using a “user-after-free” memory flaw that it combined with an ASLR/DEP memory exploit. Both ASLR and DEP are part of the Windows operating system that help protect the system’s memory against exploits.
If you are a user of Firefox you may have noticed that a new version is available already, bringing the version of Firefox on the stable channel to 19.0.2 The patch is a direct result of the Pwn2own exploit that was used by Vupen to exploit the Firefox web browser on Windows.
The Firefox 19.0.2 release notes highlight that this is the only change in this version of the browser. The release notes link to a security advisory page...
Security Advisories for Firefox

A:Mozilla updates Firefox to 19.0.2 in response to Pwn2own issue

I was not updated...and now I am.
Thanks for the info / post.

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"2% Of Windows PCs Are Patched. The Rest -- YIKES!

Think your PCs are fully patched? Think again. New research from Secunia shows less than 2 percent of the world's PCs are completely patched. And the situation's getting worse...

Where do your PCs stand (or fall) on the patched/non-patched chart? Find out for yourself:

PS1 1.0 is available for free download here."

A:Test to see if you are fully patched

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I am using the IEAK to create an install package for my company so that I can deploy IE11 before the deadline.  We currently have IE10 installed across the board - fully patched.
In the IEAK, there is a limit of 10 custom components you can add to the package.  There are 9 prerequisites.  There are 16 (as of this writing) patches/security updates.  
The IE install is around 100MB + 40MB for the prerequisites.  The updates that should be installed after this total around 600MB.  The question is:  how are enterprises supposed to deploy IE11 fully patched when the limit in the tool to
create a deployment package is 10 items and I need at least 16?  Assume I could deploy the prerequisites beforehand.  
We also use SCCM to deploy updates.  I would like to deploy IE11 and reboot 1 time.  (We don't auto-reboot, but that really doesn't matter for deployment)  As it stands now, I would have to run the IE11 install 1 night, reboot the machine
after installing.  Then the next night watch all of the machines in our company download 600MB each of patches, and install them and wait for a reboot for the IE versions to be secured and up to date.  
Two ways to avoid this would be for Microsoft to 1) allow more (like unlimited) items in the custom components list of the IEAK or 2) create fully patched versions of IE for release (probably not possible due to the OS hooks, but still)  I would like
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I would need a list of the hotfixes installed if possible.

To get it go to

Control Panel > Programs and Features > View installed updates
Then just sort as list and post a screenshot please

A:Who has a fully patched Vista Ultimate x64 (NO SP1)

Originally Posted by Gomjaba

I would need a list of the hotfixes installed if possible.

To get it go to

Control Panel > Programs and Features > View installed updates
Then just sort as list and post a screenshot please

can i ask, why is this a concern?

Its my understanding SP1 includes all the current hotfixes as well as the unreleased fixes you had to email MS for. In addition SP1 fixes are all designed and tested for interoperability at a level the initial hotfixes are not.

With SP1 widely available why would you run the individual hotfixes?

to get a real hotfix list goto microsoft download

Microsoft Download Center

type in "Vista 64" to see the x64 Vista updates which have been released. The only ones you wont see are the ones you need to email MS for and those are not ready for release as they have not been fully tested.

Just curious, maybe i am missing something here...

[edit- i realize i mispoke as SP1 is still RC]

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Security researchers from Norman have come accross a drive-by download attack exploiting an unpatched Firefox vulnerability in order to infect users with a new trojan.

Zero-Day Firefox Vulnerability Exploited to Distribute Trojan - Softpedia

A:Zero-Day Firefox Vulnerability Exploited to Distribute Trojan

Also of interest is Graham Cluley's blog, recommending NoScript:

Mozilla says it is working on a fix, but in the meantime Firefox users might be wise to turn JavaScript off and use the popular NoScript addon.

NoScript is a great idea - I'd never use Firefox without it, and neither should you.

Firefox hit by critical zero-day vulnerability

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.DMP file: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AiZr-tzSl9_AmFF4sFvWoXuexcos
I'm battling a BSOD that is occuring during the initial 2FA logon.  Netmotion is also installed and set to authenticated as the device.
Any help is much appreciated.  I can't seem to figure out what is causing the BSOD, when I attempt to open the .dmp in windbg it errors out when attempting to find symbols:
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe


-BrianG (http://supportishere.com)

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Avira has rolled out a patch that makes its popular freebie anti-virus software more compatible with Windows 8.

Earlier this month the German firm admitted its products were not yet compatible with Windows 8 after users complained that attempting to run Avira's software on Microsoft's latest operating system results in the infamous Blue Screen of Death.

Avira said its security technology didn't play well with Windows Server 2012 because of a radical redesign in Microsoft's underlying operating system technology.

Travis Witteveen, chief operating officer of Avira, told El Reg that Avira hoped to have compatible products within weeks. He admitted that it was possible that Avira would lose market share to freebie anti-virus competitors, such as AVG, in the meantime.

Software patches released by Avira on Tuesday ought to resolve the BSOD (stability) problems but users might still be confronted with a pop-up that warns that the software is not officially supported by the security firm. Sorin Mustaca, product manager at Avira, said that the security firm plans to release further software updates to iron out remaining problems. "We are working very hard to get our products Windows 8 compatible as soon as possible," he said.

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A:Avira Antivirus patched but not fully windows 8 ready

RE: Avira Antivirus announce its compatiblity for (Win 8)

As previously announced, we continue to improve the compatibility with Windows 8 of our products.

We are happy to inform you that Avira Free Antivirus is the first Avira product which is Windows 8 certified.

The certification of the other products will follow in the next few weeks.

But don?t worry, all other products for Home and Business work on Windows 8 very well, they are just not yet certified by Microsoft.Click to expand...

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A vulnerability in fully patched versions of Internet Explorer allows attackers to steal login credentials and inject malicious content into users' browsing sessions. Microsoft officials said they're working on a fix for the bug, which works successfully on IE 11 running on both Windows 7 and 8.1.
The vulnerability is known as a universal cross-site scripting (XSS) bug. It allows attackers to bypass the same origin policy, a crucially important principle in Web application models that prevents one site from accessing or modifying browser cookies or other content set by any other site. A proof-of-concept exploit published in the past few days shows how websites can violate this rule when people use supported versions Internet Explorer running the latest patches to visit maliciously crafted pages.
To demonstrate the attack, the demo injects the words "Hacked by Deusen" into the website of the Daily Mail. But it also could have stolen HTML-based data the news site, or any other website, stores on visitors' computers. That means it would be trivial for attackers to use it to steal authentication cookies many websites use to grant access to user accounts once a visitor has entered a user name and password. Once in possession of the cookie, an attacker could access the same restricted areas normally available only to the victim, including those with credit card data, browsing histories, and other confidential data. Phishers could also exploit the bug to trick people into div... Read more

A:Serious bug in fully patched Internet Explorer puts user credentials at risk

The article doesn't make any sense.  It starts of by talking about a vulnerability in Internet Explorer, then talks about websites doing something with cookies, and then the exploit is "proven" by hacking some website.

Just realized the quoted text is not the whole article.  Reading the Ars Technica article from the link now...

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Researchers at an HP security division have publicly detailed four code-execution vulnerabilities that can be used to hijack end-user smartphones running the latest versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.
The disclosures earlier this week came more than six months after researchers from HP-owned TippingPoint first privately reported the bugs to Microsoft security engineers. According to the advisories published here, here, here, and here, Microsoft officials acknowledged the bugs and in each case asked for an extension beyond the four months TippingPoint officials normally wait before publicly disclosing vulnerabilities. All four of the extensions expired Sunday, leading to the public disclosure of the bugs.
It remains unclear why Microsoft hasn't issued fixes. TippingPoint alerted Microsoft to three of the vulnerabilities in January and one of them last November. A Microsoft spokesman told Ars he was looking in to the matter.
Update:Microsoft has issued a statement that says: "We're aware of the reports regarding Internet Explorer for Windows Phone. A number of factors would need to come into play, and no attacks have been reported. We continue to monitor the situation and will take appropriate steps to protect our customers."
All four of the bugs allow attackers to remotely execute malicious code on end-user mobile devices when they use fully patched versions of IE to visit booby-trapped websites. The bug reported in November also in... Read more

A:Fully patched Internet Explorer for smartphones menaced by whopping 4 code-execu

Its clear that if they dont fix something after 4 months then someone or an agencie is tellign them not to fix the issue, this takes me back to the Hacking Team exploits being used.
i would assume either the FBI, CIA or NSA are telling them not to fix it, << Puts tin foil hat on again!!!!.

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Hi everyone,
My laptop over the last few days has constantly been redirecting me on every browser i use,
I've scanned for viruses using Avg and Hijackthis, but lately it has been getting worse because i've noticed my laptop considerably alot slower than usual.
Would appreciate any help or assistance towards fixing this issue.

A:Chrome, Safari and IE keep redirecting.

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.========================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txtOr at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt

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I think this is self explanatory, despite the language....

A:Safari worst than FF and Chrome?

lol, i have never used Safari, when i first tried Firefox, loved it and stayed with it. Chrome is my second choice for browsers, and IE third.

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Nine weeks after a hacker demonstrated how to spoof authentication certificates for virtually any website on the internet, users of Internet Explorer and many other applications remain susceptible because Microsoft hasn't patched the underlying vulnerability.
The bug, which resides in an application programming interface known as CryptoAPI, causes IE and other applications that rely on the code to be tricked by fraudulent secure sockets layer certificates. It can be exploited to impersonate websites, virtual private networks, and email servers by adding a null character to the prefix of an address in a legitimate SSL credential.

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SSL spoof bug still haunts IE, Safari, Chrome ? The Register

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Suddenly, chrome and safari were not working in my system. Net connection is ok. I am able to work in Firefox, cometbird & Flock ...

Google Chrome :

This webpage is not available.

The webpage at http://www.google.co.in/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

More information on this error


Safari can?t open the page.
Safari can?t open the page ?http://www.google.co.in/?. The error is: ?There was a problem communicating with the web proxy server (HTTP).? (CFURLErrorDomain:306) Please choose Help > Report Bugs to Apple, note the error number, and describe what you did before you saw this message.

Please help me to solve this problem....

A:[SOLVED] google chrome &amp; Safari

Try this with Google Chrome,.. I can't guarantee it but it's worth a try.

Click the spanner symbol at top right corner of Google Chrome browser. Then click "options" > "under the hood" tab > "change proxy settings" > "Lan settings" > and check the box, "automatically detect settings" > OK


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I'm having a very strange browser issue that I can't seem to figure out. I'm unsure if its relevant, but I was using Internet Explorer for a few years before I got a nasty virus. (It was a few years ago so I can't remember what virus it was exactly) I downloaded Malware bytes and it removed the virus but Internet explorer was always glitchy after so I started to use Safari without any problems.

Very recently after a Windows update, Safari stopped working. When viewing the task manager it would show safari.exe running but the window would not open at all. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times but nothing changed. So I downloaded Firefox. Firefox works but keeps crashing constantly, sometimes every few minutes. I decided to try Google Chrome and I was suprised to see after installing it does not open at all, much like Safari except I don't even see it in the task manager.

I'm starting to become so frustrated because any search I do for Safari or Google Chrome not working ends up being a problem with internet connection-- which I don't have. I've run Malware Bytes multiple times and its found nothing. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

*Im using Windows XP

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I hav window 7 installed on my PC............
Wheneber I make a GOOGLE or Yahoo search..... and click on the links of the results of the search..... it shows a single webpage of an advertisement of some (100ksearchers.com) all the time .... why is this happening...................I'm really fed up with this................

Moreover the Internet explorer implicitly keep on showing automatically the webpages of the advertisement without being opened by the user...... I mostly work on mozilla

Please help me

A:Mozilla,Safari,Chrome -same problem

This is most probably malware activity
Boot in safemode with networking
Download and install Malwarebytes, update it then run a full system scan
This should fix your issue

Moreover Reset Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer - Reset

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CHROME works, all other browsers (IE & Safari) don't...

I can open Chrome and surf, I try IE and this is the message: Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage


So, i went to the MSFT site and tried all of the (5) steps from here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956196

Windows Vista

Delete your browser history
Disable add-ons in Internet Explorer
Reset Internet Explorer
Check whether a third-party service or program is conflicting with Internet Explorer
Restore your PC to an earlier point in time



Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9000 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4062 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 292177 MB, Free - 38799 MB; D: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 46762 MB; E: Total - 13063 MB, Free - 2051 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 3610
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

A:CHROME works, all other browsers (IE & Safari) don't...

NOTE: I did some restore points to before the latest slew of MSFT updates hit and still no go.

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Okay, so I've been having some computer/internet problems lately, but that's only because someone messed with the router, it's completely fixed now and we have a good new NETGEAR router.
Now I have a good internet connection and all (obviously, because I'm posting this right now) but Google Chrome and Internet Explorer are not working.

Google Chrome- Doesn't load any web pages and just shows an error message like this "Invalid Http Request header"

Internet Explorer- I forgot what the error message was but it's same as google chrome besides what it says. IE on my computer takes a looooong time to start up, so I only want to start it up if absolutely necessary.

Safari- Just doesn't load at all.

Rockmelt- works perfectly fine!

So as you can see, the rockmelt browser works fine, and I'm using it right now. But I like to use google chrome and sometimes safari. If the problem can't be resolved, I'll still settle for rockmelt, but I'd like to fix Google Chrome.


A:Solved: Google Chrome, IE, and Safari not Working!

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...hackers can obscure certain text boxes—meaning users wouldn’t know they’ve been autofilled. And since the malicious websites can be designed to look like pretty much anything, the danger is real.
Read more here.

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I am so utterly frustrated with the Geolocationing occuring in several browsers, at least I think it is called Geolocationing. For instance, if typing www.google.com it still brings me to www.google.se all the time. I have the option of going to google.com from there but still. Doing that several times a day is feeling very long and whiny...

Same with pages like hotels.com, tripadvisor... etc and various pages. Google translate always sets the target language to Swedish as default, even if I go to translate.google.com...

So is there any way in turning this off? Any plug-in? Any better browser than Safari for instance?

It might sound like an easy task to just "not bother" but it frustrates me, especially in Safari, as I have to reload and go a long way around which is more annoying in a phone than on a PC....

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when trying to download any of the above, on either of my computers, one running vista, one running 7, I get issues with either corrupted files, or unknown publisher not letting me install it. any idea on how to fix this? as downloading safari is the only way for me to fix a problem i have been having with netflix

A:Prblem installing Safari, Opera, and Chrome

So have you gotten your computer cleaned up with the AV software recommended in another thread? and have you recognized the importance of a limited account with a strong password for the admin and limited.

If you don't fix whatever is causing this corruption in the 1st place, and set your self up with some protection, I suspect eventually you will lose everything on the computer, or have to go through some serious hoops to recover them and the OS.

When you go out in cold weather you wear a coat and gloves, do get what I and others have tried to point out to you?

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I am so utterly frustrated with the Geolocationing occuring in several browsers, at least I think it is called Geolocationing. For instance, if typing www.google.com it still brings me to www.google.se all the time. I have the option of going to google.com from there but still. Doing that several times a day is feeling very long and whiny...

Same with pages like hotels.com, tripadvisor... etc and various pages. Google translate always sets the target language to Swedish as default, even if I go to translate.google.com...

So is there any way in turning this off? Any plug-in? Any better browser than Safari for instance?

It might sound like an easy task to just "not bother" but it frustrates me, especially in Safari, as I have to reload and go a long way around which is more annoying in a phone than on a PC....

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I have a website that looks and works fine in Chrome and Safari but Not in IE. I was told by my host provider that I need to Uninstall IE and Re-install to refresh it so that I can see the website correctly. ??? The website is haylandslex.com, when you click on the menu it moves the buttons and puts white, red, purple or even blue borders around it. I tried to add a "0 border" in my coding. I also cleared my cache. Ongoing issue! Help!

A:IE browser issue. Website looks good in Chrome and Safari but NOT in IE. Help!

Looks ok to me Slightly smaller on ie compared to Firefox but rendering ok

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Hello all,

I recently removed a virus named trojan.vundo following the instructions here on someone's post. I got to the link via search engine.

Now even after removal of the virus ( or atleast malwarebytes anti malware claims so! ) I am not able to access internet via chrome or safari or use my ftp client.

But I am able to use to GTalk, IE, and Mozilla.

What could be the problem?

Please advice
Thank you

A:Internet applications like Chrome, Safari, o AceFTP don't work as they should

Welcome to Bleeping Computer agentcris, Please read Using LSP-Fix to remove Spyware & Hijackers and download the LSP-Fix from it's download location. LSP-Fix is a utility designed to remove and repair problems associated with a a type of software called a Layered Service Provider, or LSP. LSPs are designed to integrate directly into your TCP/IP layer, the protocol you use to communicate on the Internet, in order to manipulate data that is sent across it. The LSPs are installed in such a way that each LSP in the TCP/IP handler are chained together. If one of these LSPs is removed incorrectly, that chain could become broken, possibly removing your ability to connect to the Internet or a network.Because you just want to fix a broken chain, click the Finish button, (designated by the green box in Figure 1. of the Tutorial). LSP-Fix will automatically fix the LSP chain and hopefully restore connectivity back to the network.Or you can try Winsock2Fix, if that fix didn't work .http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/winsock2fix.phpWhen you run it, click on ReG-Backup button first to backup the registry, and then click on the Fix button. Credit to fellow Mod boopme for the above.Here's an article on how to do it: http://compnetworking.about.com/od/windows.../winsockfix.htmWinSock XP Fix can cure the problem of lost connections after the removal of Adware components or modifications of the Winsock sett... Read more

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If you use the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Apple Safari browsers to conduct PayPal transactions, now would be a good time to switch over to the decidedly more secure Firefox alternative.
That's because a hacker on Monday published a counterfeit secure sockets layer certificate that exploits a gaping hole in a Microsoft library used by all three of those browsers. Although the certificate is fraudulent, it appears to all three to be a completely legitimate credential vouching for the online payment service. The bug was disclosed more than nine weeks ago, but Microsoft has yet to fix it.

Source -
IE, Chrome, Safari duped by bogus PayPal SSL cert ? The Register

A:IE, Chrome, Safari duped by bogus PayPal SSL cert.

Yet another reason to use firefox. I have for years.

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My iPhone 5 browsers seem to be infected.  While in Safari or Chrome, I will sometimes see words with green double underlines.  When the cursor is near, an app ad will appear which usually advertises a game called Knights & Dragons Dark Kingdom.  Clicking it brings up the game on the App Store.
I have screen shots but don't see how to attach them here.

A:iPhone 5 browsers (Safari, Chrome) double underline ad links

The double underlined links that open ads are usually website specific, not browser specific. Try going to the same sites on a computer and see if you notice the same things.

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Only Safari connects to internet. I already downloaded and redownloaded opera, chrome, ie and firefox. Ran network diagnostics and it cannot identify the problem. I cleared the cache and everything too. please help if safari decides to stop i'll be so blowwweedd.


This webpage is not available

The webpage at https://www.youtube.com/user/youtubehelp?sub_confirmation=1 might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.


This webpage is not available


This page can’t be displayed

•Make sure the web address http://www.msn.com is correct.
•Look for the page with your search engine.
•Refresh the page in a few minutes.


The connection was reset

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3650 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7666 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6530D Graphics, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 936465 MB, Free - 305388 MB; D: Total - 17173 MB, Free - 2111 MB;
Motherboard: PE... Read more

A:Solved: Only Safari works already downloaded and redownloaded opera, chrome, ie and f

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I would appreciate any help in this area from those in the know!

My problems are:

2 months ago I could not enter my user area as it would not load. I followed microsoft instructions and altered the .bak profile in the registry, and problem fixed itself.

Today, Chrome stopped working - if I try to load it flahses up and instantly closes itself.
I uninstalled chrome and downloaded the .exe to reinstall - sometmes when I click nothing happens, and sometimes it initiates but then disappears, and nothing happens.
So I tried using safari - if I click to open it, nothing happens.
I am now using Internet Explorer which is working slowly.

I tried doing a system restore, but when the computer restarted, the user area problem appeared again, and I had to go back and alter the registry. Problem fixed.
However, I got a message saying system restore could not restore due to an unspecified error.

In the last day or so I have installed iCloud, Safari, and evernote - otherwise mainly just use the computer for Office and the internet, and not had any other issues.

Please help! any advice greatly received.
thankyou x

A:Won't load safari or chrome, or run .exe, and user profile missing issues

Hi, and welcome to the forums, it seems you have a corrupt user profile, it would probably be best if you created a new user account, tested it to make sure all is OK then transfer the data from the old user account to the new one.

What user accounts do you have at present, and is the main account administrator?

Go to start search and type:- cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste:-

net user > 0 & notepad 0 (press enter) please post the notepad outcome here.

To be sure go to start, search and type:-

netplwiz (press enter) under users what do you see.

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When i do a google search the result links redirect me when I click on them. For example if I do a search for AMD, the results look correct but as soon as I click the AMD search result the linked page takes a long time to load and I am redirected to some random site (juggle.com is a common one that is involved). This problem affects chrome, IE and FF. Safari seems unaffected so thank god for that. I'm pretty sure this was caused by clicking on a google news link. When I clicked on it the page was loading for a long time and eventually the JRE runtime window popped up. From this point on I have been having this problem. Also, I can not run GMER, my machine hangs. Here is the DDs logDDS (Ver_10-10-05.01) - NTFSx86 Run by dajnowi at 13:55:56.26 on Fri 10/08/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.509 [GMT -4:00]AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Smc.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exes... Read more

A:Google redirect for FF/IE/Chrome but not safari, GMER hangs on log production

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The ap... Read more

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