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Auto update will not turn on.....

Q: Auto update will not turn on.....


My auto update will not turn on and my web browser keeps popping open new windows for no apparent reason. Below is my recent hijack this log. Thanks in advance for any help.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:25:28 AM, on 12/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Vuze\Azureus.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\digital imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
i:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.lookingnation.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C:\WINDOWS\system32\kdsel.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\kdsel.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [gadcom] "C:\Documents and Settings\C4L\Application Data\gadcom\gadcom.exe" 61A847B5BBF72815308B2B27128065E9C084320161C4661227A755E9C2933154389A
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: winlogon.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\winlogon.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {215B8138-A3CF-44C5-803F-8226143CFC0A} (Trend Micro ActiveX Scan Agent 6.6) - http://housecall65.trendmicro.com/ho...vex/hcImpl.cab
O16 - DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} (Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0) - http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/downlo...BundleId=24931
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{475BD030-E804-435D-8B3E-56B3247A9E15}: NameServer =;
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{475BD030-E804-435D-8B3E-56B3247A9E15}: NameServer =;
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{475BD030-E804-435D-8B3E-56B3247A9E15}: NameServer =;
O17 - HKLM\System\CS3\Services\Tcpip\..\{475BD030-E804-435D-8B3E-56B3247A9E15}: NameServer =;
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: jcgipf.dll
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

End of file - 6228 bytes

Preferred Solution: Auto update will not turn on.....

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A: Auto update will not turn on.....

Hi, welcome to TSF!

Before we continue, please follow the instructions presented in this thread: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html then post the requested logs.

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The other day a pop up showed up on my screen and started to run a fake scan. I shut down the pc and the balloon was on the right side of the task bar stating that the firewall and auto update was turned off (Both were turned on before.) I tried all the steps in this post (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic391327.html)and I followed steps 6-9 here (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html) Below are the DDS Logs and the GMER Log. Any help is very much appreciated.

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Valued Customer at 8:16:03.88 on Sun 04/17/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_02
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.272 [GMT -4:00]
AV: ESET NOD32 antivirus system 2.70 *Enabled/Updated* {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
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A:Can Not Update PC. Auto Update Turned off. Cant Turn On

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
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I cannot turn on Windows Auto Update it tells me that I cannot and must be changed by the system administrator but that is me. I am using Windows 7 64 bit below are my log files

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 560 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3957 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1754 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 235631 MB, Free - 150055 MB; D: Total - 2046 MB, Free - 2008 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 02K3Y4
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:05:24 PM, on 12/6/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\Snagit 10\Snagit32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\PDVD9Serv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
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Hi all,

I using Dell Studio XPS 1640 and Windows 7 7600 RTM, already dupated 8 hot fix. Today I have a problem with the Auto Update of windows, it can not be turned on even when i tried to switch it on in Action Center or in Windows Update in Control Panel.

There is always a message like this: "Action Center can't change your window update setting"'. When I choose "Change setting manually", there is nothing happens.

Please help me with this case. Thanks.

A:can not turn on windows auto update

Is your computer a member of a domain? Was it once a member of a domain (and then you upgraded it?)

It sounds like your policy settings are being overriden.

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when i try to turn on auto update it wont let me due to administrator when i am signed in as administrator

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I use a vitualization type software called Toolwiz Time Freeze that on a restart removes all your downloads etc of the session.
It gets abit annoying when a Windows auto update starts downloading/installing when you know that TTF will be removing the update on the restart (that is also needed to install Windows updates).

Any advice on how i can get windows to tell me what important updates i need, WHILST having the option of when i can download and install them?

Many thanks for any help.

A:Turn off Windows Auto Update

See this tutorial by Brink:
Windows Update Settings - Change

I have mine set to "Check for updates...", and that works for me.
I get notified, but it's up to me, if and when to download and install them.

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I have a slight problem updating my computer.
When I turn on my computer it notifies me that auto update is turned off and when I try to turn it on it says that the security centre could not change my automatic update settings.

My System is.

Microsoft windows xp
media center edition
version 2002
service pack 3

pentium(R) 4CPU 3.00GHz
3.00GHz, 1.50 GB of Ram

Any help would be great.

Thank you

A:window auto update will not turn on




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How to turn off the update feature in google chrome

A:Turn off auto update in chrome

Don't use methods designed for system administrators. See this: How to Disable a Google Chrome Update | eHow
It can be shotcutted by going directly to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update\UpdateDefault

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Hello, recently my computer showed a windows security alert in the right hand side of the task bar. It said that windows automatic update was turned off. I clicked onto the windows security center and it would not let me turn auto update on. A message will sometimes pop up that says something like: "Windows is unable to turn on automatic updates please go the the control panal, click on system and turn them on from there." This message does not appear every time. When I click control panel>Performance/Maintenance>system>auto update, I apply the change and hit OK but nothing happens after that. Automatic update remains off after trying what was suggested.

I have also been getting the same pop up about once every 5-10 minutes (sometimes more) that says "unable to connect to server" with the url:


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A:Unable to turn on Windows Auto Update

Please download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.Ensure that your computer is connected to the internet and your software firewall is disabled until instructed to re-enable it.Double click on the mbam-setup.exe to begin the installation process.When the installation begins, please do not change any of the settings and follow the prompts.Please make sure that when you finish the installation, these options remain checked; *Update MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware *Launch MalwareBytes' Anti-MalwareYou may now click finish...When MBAM launches, you will be prompted to update before running a scan. If an update is found, MBAM will automatically download and apply the updates and you can then click 'OK' button to close the box and continue. You may now re-enable your firewallPlease ensure that while you are on the scanner tab the 'Perform Quick Scan' option is selected, then click the 'Scan' button.If you are asked which drives to scan, please leave all of them ticked, and click 'Start Scan'.The scan will now begin and you will see ?Scan in progress? at the top; It may take a while to complete so please be patient.When the scan completes, you will see ?The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found?Click the 'OK' button to close the box and continue with the removal process.Back on the main scanner screen, click 'Show Results' to see a list of any found Malware.Ensure that all it... Read more

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A. How do you turn off Windows Auto Update in Vista. I'm getting a little annoyed here.
B. Is it reasonable to do this, and just manually check for updates from time to time?

A:Solved: Vista turn off Windows auto update?

A - Control Panel - Security Centre - Windows Update - Change settings

B - No

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Hello, I've gone through the Preparation guide and I believe I've followed all the rules, here's my problem:Running XP Home, Windows Firewall enabled1) Been getting lots of SystemErrorFixer pop ups and to a lesser extent AntiSpywareMaster pop ups. 2) I also notice that when clicking on folders in an external hard drive, just by opening them, Windows Explorer will crash and display the error msg about how it had to close. These folders haven't had anything new installed in them and just contain old video files. 3) Can't turn on Windows Automatic Update, tried going through usual routes such as services.msc and starting it, enabling hardwire profile, etc. as recommended in Microsoft support sites and others. Give the error 1048(I believe that's the one?) and says it can't be turned on no matter what I try.Running PC-Cillin 2008 with auto updates still working fine, did scans and clean attmepts with that as well as Avira, Ewido (online free version), and SUPERAntiSpyWare. But problems still persist. I look forward to your help and thank you in advance for this great service, below are my DSS and Kapersky logs:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Douglas on 2008-05-29 20:05:39Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Failed to create restore point; unknown error code 0x00000001Backed up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Total ... Read more

A:Can't Stop Systemerrorfixer And Can't Turn On Windows Auto Update

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Run Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of the lines listed below. Then close all other windows--you should only see HijackThis on your Desktop--and click the Fix Checked button.O2 - BHO: {4ad5f1c0-b2c1-3fcb-e2d4-60c003f1d661} - {166d1f30-0c06-4d2e-bcf3-1c2b0c1f5da4} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\gbtvncyd.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {4C8C42DF-F287-4561-9016-DB93FE8B7A90} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\byXOFutu.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BMff68e3c5] Rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ixapnpai.dll",sO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [fc5bd059] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\vdwvjbwn.dll",bO9 - Extra button: BitComet Search - {461CC20B-FB6E-4f16-8FE8-C29359DB100E} - (file missing)O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - (file missing)O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (file missing)O9 - Extra button: MUSICMATCH MX Web Player - {d81ca86b-ef63-42af-bee3-4502d9a03c2d} - http://wwws.musicmatch.com/mmz/openWebRadio.html (file missing)O15 - Trusted Zone: *.shoutwire.com (HKCU)O15 - Trusted Zone: *.torrentspy.com (HKCU)O21 - SSODL: bestreak - {874443fe-aa33-4ebf-a6ac-73208787e62d} - (no file)O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: {874443fe-aa33-4ebf-a6ac-73208787e62d} - bestreak - (no file)=====================You are running an older version of Java. This can b... Read more

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Hi folks, i have been unable to get Windows to auto update even when i am running admin , i have downloaded the SURT tool but am getting the following first screenshot.

The screenshot below is the message i get when trying to get the SURT tool to run .

The screenshot below the first is the screen i get when running admin and trying to turn on auto update.

Thanks for any help.

A:Running Admin but still unable to get auto update to turn on

Your first screenshot shows that you are attempting to open a file with an extension of crdownload

That file extension is usually associated with Google's Chrome browser. It is a temporary file extension given to a file during the download. Once the download completes, there are a few more things that might occur before the original file extension is assigned to the file.

One of those things is:
Security related Chrome extensions (apps) might need to complete their checking of the file.

Another thing is:
Antivirus apps (in this case, Kaspersky) might might need to scan the file.
I downloaded Kaspersky from here:
Download Kaspersky Anti-Virus - FileHippo.com
During install, it downloaded another 168MB of stuff.
After the install, it downloaded lots more files. Wow!

I downloaded Chrome 31.0.1650.63 from here:
Download Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 - FileHippo.com

After restarting the Virtual Machine that I'm playing in, I used Chrome to download the System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) from here: Download System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [November 2013] from Official Microsoft Download Center

Using Process Monitor, I did not see Kaspersky do anything with the file during or after the download. Perhaps I just missed Kaspersky's actions.

My temp file correctly renamed from
Windows6.1-KB947821-v31-x64.crdownload to
Windows6.1-KB947821-v31-x64.msu after the download completed.

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I've never been bit by this as I always save my work before walking away from the computer, but this may be of help to some of you.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart

A:Stop Win7 Auto-update from auto restarting your computer

Thanks a lot for this! My Windows Updates have fallen probably a month behind because I don't have it on automatic for this very reason. If this "fix" indeed works, it might finally be time to change that!

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I'm troubleshooting sound driver issues and have come across something peculiar. I tried shutting off the auto driver update for windows because I do not want the specific drivers that they are going to use. In the screenshot you can see that an installation occurs even with the setting turned off. My question is, are these some default generic type audio drivers such that they will not interfere with the soundcard drivers? Is this some background type driver that will be installed regardless?

You can click on the picture to enlarge it up to enlarge it up to 1680x1050.

Thanks for help.

EDIT: Updated with screenshot

A:No Auto Update is Auto Updating? Screenshot

Updated with screenshot. Sorry about that.

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Is there a way to set your computer to turn off after a certain amount of
time of inactivity?
thanks for your help.

A:Auto turn off????

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hi,im running windows xp home edition with sp2. To turn off my pc,i usually click on start in the taskbar,then the options to stand-by,turn off or restart appear,I then click on turn off,and the pc does the rest,it turns the pc off and the monitor. Now when i go through the process of turning it off, i do everything as described above,but instead of shutting off,it just acts as if i did nothing,i am left staring at the desktop and can just continue to use it as normal.So i have come to the conclusion that some sort of virus or something (i am doing a virus sweep as i am writting) has turned off the auto shutdown function,What i'd really love to know is can anyone tell me how i can turn this feature back on,i also forgot to add,that u cannot log off either,the same thing happens,so i would be really greatful if anyone has any suggestions at all,Thanks for your time

A:auto turn off GONE

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When my computer starts it says something like autontfs program not found skipping auto check. How do I turn this off?

A:How to turn off auto check.

Do you, or did you recently, have Diskeeper installed on your system?

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hi all

I am a little unsure where to place this as a topic, thats why it is in the general section.

I am trying to change my group policy setting so that auto run doesn't work. I have to get some data of an external hard drive that is infected.

as i am running Home premium I can't access it. Will this regedit work for windows 7

One quick trick prevents AutoRun attacks


A:Need to turn of auto play

Why don't you just change it in control panel autorun

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Hello, I need a fast answer please. I have a Lenovo B71, and the problem is that when I shut down the laptop, it automatically starts again after 3 seconds. It only happens only when the charger is connected. Thanks in advance

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On XP I used to be able to place my files where ever I wanted  in explorer. On Windows 7 to my dismay I can't move files ore folder where I want them. Is there a way to turn this off? When tranferring a bunch of files to removable storage there may be files that I may not want to transfer and I can't simply move them out of the way like used to on XP.

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Just wondering how do I turn off the shutdown that has the "Whatever" has been interrupted, please save all work as the computer is shutting down. Then it has a timer. My computer never does this but my friends has been having problems. How can I turn it off?

A:How to turn off Auto shutdown

Usually thats a virus, so maybe do a virus scan?

Do a free online virus scan at housecall.trendmicro.com

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Well now, here's a face you haven't seen in a loooonnnggggg time.

Hiya gang, been away to long....

I have a quick question I can't remember the answer to. When I bring up Power Desk or Windows Explorer, it always wants to search my CD-Rom, CD-rw and things like that, I know there is a way to stop it but can't remember.

Any help?

P.S. Love what you all have done with the place.

A:How to turn off auto run/search

From Powerdesk Pro 5:
To control the drives that display in the drive bar: Go to OptionsāPreferences. Click the Drives tab.By default, all drives are checked. Uncheck the box next to the drive letter(s) you don?t want displayed. You can also use this to specify what categories of drives you want displayed. If you don?t want, say, removable drives to appear, uncheck that box.Drives that are not checked will not display in the drivebar or the tree list. This doesn?t delete the drive, or any files on it. To have the drive reappear in PowerDesk, just recheck the box.If you have a lot of network drives mapped on your system, or have really small partitions, the drivebar may cut off the last few drive letters. To display the items in the drivebar on multiple rows:

Copyright Š 2002 Ontrack Data International, Inc.Click to expand...

Look in Powerdesk Help/Index and "find" Drive

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hi, im from malaysia and im using streamyx (name of isp) and i configured my pc to use manual dialer (username and password) but yesterday after restarting my pc my computer started to connect to the internet automatically and my modem's ETH/ACT LED keep on blinking. how to i restore my internet connection to manual

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How do I turn on Windows Defender spyware, malware in Windows Security Center automatically w/o having to do it manually everytime on turn on my comp.?

A:Defender auto turn on

Originally Posted by awlmyne

How do I turn on Windows Defender spyware, malware in Windows Security Center automatically w/o having to do it manually everytime on turn on my comp.?

Hello awlmyne,
Open Windows Defender by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs and then clicking Windows Defender.
Click Tools, and then click Options.
Under Administrator options, select the Use Windows Defender check box, and then click Save. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
This should then enable you to see in Windows Security Centre - Malware Protection -
"Windows Defender is turned on."

[When Windows Defender is on, you will be alerted when spyware and other potentially unwanted software tries to install itself, run on your computer, or change important Windows settings. If you use the default settings, Windows Defender will also check for new definitions, regularly scan for spyware and other potentially unwanted software, and automatically remove any detected item that has a recommended removal action.]
Hope that helps.

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How can I activate the setting for auto fill in on Windows 2000?
I could also ask that question foe Windows XP.


A:Auto Fill - How to Turn It On?

do you mean autocomplete ? If so then open internet explorer and click /tools / options / content / autocomplete

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I have a machine on my network on which I can't turn off auto updates even when logged in as either the local or global administrator. The options to turn it off are just greyed out. Its not the only restriction on that machine. When I try to view hidden files and folders through My Computer, Each time I click OK, the option reverts back to not showing hidden files and folders.

Anyone seen this before? I need to switch off auto updates so IE9 doesn't install on the PC as its not compatible with an external essential service that the user users.



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The method described there is the only one I have experience with.

I would suggest you backup files as deemed necessary beforehand.

As a comment, either someone has played around with that comps' settings OR it has malware. In the latter case, it might be smarter to just copy off, wipe, reinstall and copy back (after thorough scans of the copied files).

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I just upgraded my computer to WinXp home and now I have auto-complete on. :evil: I like it when it remembers my passwords but I hate the auto complete on everything else. (such as, email addresses, searches, and other random stuff) How can I turn it off?!?!?!

Please Help,

A:Turn off auto-complete

Open IE and click on Tools/InternetOptions, then go to the Content tab. You'll find a button for the AutoComplete function where you can make the changes you want.

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I know there are other posts on this subject but they don't help. I disabled Autorun with avg tools, but want it back on. It shows it is on but it will not start. Hope someone has an answer for me.

A:Unable to turn on Auto Run

Have you tried the tutorial on how to turn on or off auto run?

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I own a yoga 710-14iKB.Till a while ago, I was able to rotate my screen whether the tablet mode is on or off.But now I can't rotate the screen in neither mode.I tried switching to tablet mode but the rotation lock option would stay greyed out. I also tried to turn off rotation lock in settings > display > rotation lockbut the option is greyed out as well. this problem bothers me alot as I need to rotate my screen as I use the laptop in different modes and positions.

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In windows seven there is an tab called Communications that will auto turn down the volume by YZ% when you wan it to. Before I rewrote my Windows 7 system it turn down the music when I had an incoming call via Skype. Now after reinstalling my Windows 7 system even with the setting set correctly and label in the Playback and Recording listing as default communication device it still don't work not work anymore with Skype. All the posting that I come across are trying turn the feature off so it don't work. I can't find one with similar problems then me of it not working. Everything I can think of don't work so I thought I post up the issues here to see if anybody has a thoughts on how to get it to work again.

Any ideas?

A:Sound Don't Auto Turn Down?

Try setting the audio input device that you use with Skype as your default communications device in the recording sound control panel.

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I just recently built a PVR computer(Personal Video Recorder) which records about 30 video files a week. (3 - 8 GB / piece)

It's all working fine, but I've run into a rather strange problem with Windows. I'm using XP Home (I could change this to Pro if needs be), and I've found that Windows automatically defragments the hard drives every once in a while which really kind of throws a wrench into the works. (It slows the hard drive access WAY down.) Since these video files are coming in over a period of two hours, the files usually end up pretty fragmented. So, I guessing Windows just decides to start defraging them. Do you know of any way to turn off this "feature"? I've only just begun to search the registry and haven't found a thing yet.



A:How do you turn off XP Auto-Defrag?

Roozer said:


I just recently built a PVR computer(Personal Video Recorder) which records about 30 video files a week. (3 - 8 GB / piece)

It's all working fine, but I've run into a rather strange problem with Windows. I'm using XP Home (I could change this to Pro if needs be), and I've found that Windows automatically defragments the hard drives every once in a while which really kind of throws a wrench into the works. (It slows the hard drive access WAY down.) Since these video files are coming in over a period of two hours, the files usually end up pretty fragmented. So, I guessing Windows just decides to start defraging them. Do you know of any way to turn off this "feature"? I've only just begun to search the registry and haven't found a thing yet.


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Welcome to the forums
I wonder if somehow the defrag starts due to the task scheduler. Have you checked that yet? It would be a starting point...doc

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does anybody know how to turn off xp's new hardware auto install? I have a new ati card and windows installs its own drivers for it and I think its messing it up. I want windows to ignore it and let me install my own drivers.


A:how do I turn off xp auto install?

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I own a yoga 710-14iKB.Till a while ago, I was able to rotate my screen whether the tablet mode is on or off.But now I can't rotate the screen in neither mode.I tried switching to tablet mode but the rotation lock option would stay greyed out. I also tried to turn off rotation lock in settings > display > rotation lockbut the option is greyed out as well. this problem bothers me alot as I need to rotate my screen as I use the laptop in different modes and positions.

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I often drag from the right pane to the left pane in Windows Explorer. In each case I ALWAYS expand the left pane first so that I can see the folder I want to drag into.
However, if that folder already has subfolders it often expands and I have no idea where the drag will end up. Is it possible to turn off this autoexpanding function?

A:How to turn off auto expanding

You are correct that folders will open in the left pane. But the target folder will always be highlighted.

In fact, you can move the highlight up and down the entire C\: drive all day, opening every folder, until you finally release the left mouse button in the highlighted folder

BTW1: Of course, someone in the A-team might know how to turn off the folder action.

BTW2: I never use drag and drop in Windows Explorer. I use Ctrl+X in the source right pane, then Ctrl+V in the target right pane.

Reason: Because several times I've dropped into the incorrect folder. Either because the folder name was *similar* to the correct folder name. Or *identical* to the correct folder name, but in the wrong branch

By opening the target right pane, I can see what files and dates already exist (if any).

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I cannot figure out how to turn on auto complete in XP. I have turned it on under "tools", "options", "content", "autocomplete" as well as turned on "use Inline autocomplete" under the advanced tab and neither turns on this feature.

I have unchecked all boxes, rebooted, re-checked all boxes, rebooted, and nothing works.



A:How to turn on Auto-Complete

Make sure it's turned on in "Services". Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type Services.msc, and then click OK. Make sure "Protected Storage" service is started.

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I created a backup of my hard drive files onto a CD. It contains very important data. Yet when I put the CD into my CD drive, I can hear it spinning and trying to be read, but I get a window that says something like "Searching for Auto Play" or "Seeking/starting Auto Play", then it just hangs there forever and freezes the rest of my computer - until I take out the CD. It's obviously trying to seek an autorun file, but as far as I know, none of my data files on that CD include any autorun files! Why would it do this? Is there a way to turn off the autorun feature?

I have Windows XP on a Dell Inspiron laptop. Thanks!

A:How do I turn off Auto Play on CD-ROM?

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When I first bought my HP Pavillion several years ago I noticed that occasionally a odd symbol appeareed on the screen. It looked like two small  triangles one on top of the other. I soon found out that when it was operational I could control the rate of scrolling. I never found out how to controll this gizmo but now it is driving me mad. If I happen to be looking at page 400 of a large document, it suddenly takes over and races the page  to the start or end of the document. This may be handy if it is controllable but right now I would love to do something to cancell its mad operations. This forum talks about synaptics but I am loath to enter the driver in case it has nothing to do with the problem. I would appreciate some help here.

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my computer auto turn on after 15 min of been shut down and i dont have any program to do that
plz help!! (window xp)

A:computer auto turn on

Im confused as to exactly whats going on here. What exactly is the problem? your looking for software to make your pc turn on automatically or your pc turns on by itself after shutdown?

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Running the latest ios on a iphone 4s, with the latest itunes installed on pc, my iphone now shuffles every track on any album. The shuffle icon is grey/black and when you press the icon it just shuffles to the next track. this has only happened since latest update. Did a quick google there are answers but they were relevant to the previous ios. For example tap the I whilst in music mode but i cant see an I on my phone.
Any help anyone

A:iphone 4s turn off auto (?)shuffle

Press and hold the Home+Power button on your iPhone till you see an Apple logo. Once you see the Apple logo, release the buttons and let the phone boot up. This process is called as Soft Reset. It helps fix many issues with iPhones.

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Sure, it's a convenient function, but sometimes you just want to be able to actually see the picture, even if you have to *gasp* scroll to see it all, and IE6's habit of scaling down the picture so that it fits in the browser window, while useful at times, can be quite annoying too. How do you turn that off? (My apologies if there's just an easy way to do it that I didn't check for.)

A:How do you turn off IE6's auto-resizing of pictures?

Here is MS KB article that addresses your problem.
Click here for info
Let us know if that helps.

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Hi everyone,

We have 20 Dell LCD monitors got burned out in our student lab. I dont want this to happen again to other monitors. I have an idea to have the monitors to be off after so many minutes when they are not in use.

I logged in as administrator and set the the monitors to turn off after 15 minutes (under power options properties) and they work fine. But then when the students logged in using their own accounts, the monitors didnt turn off. Can anyone tell me how to make these monitors turned off?; no matter who log in to the computers. These PCs are running on XP. Thank you so much!!!


A:Monitor setting / auto turn off on Win XP

Why dont you change the users settings ?

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How to turn off overheat auto shutdown?

So I got a new computer and everything is working fine. When I start playing a game the temperature rises and as soon as the CPU or the case gets just over 40C, my computer does an automatic shut down. I think that is a bizzar temperature to have an overheat shutdown. Can anyone help me to turn this feature off? I went into the BIOS, but for some reason I did not fond an option to do that and all I got was the data showing current temperatures. So can anyone help me to turn that feature off or atleast put it up to 70 or 80. Every bit of help is loved!

A:How to turn off overheat auto shutdown.

40C I ain't ever heard that before...

Are you certain that your com is shutting down due to the CPU termperature?
Do you get a warning message telling you it's going to shut down?
And how do you know it's 40C when it does?

If it only happens when playing games it could be something else than your CPU, like your gfx card maybe?

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I have a sonic impact t24 speaker. I currently run 64 bit vista on the computer connected to the speakers. The computers sound goes through its aux input.

One of the speakers 'features' is that the speakers automatically turn off after five minutes of no use. The only way to power it back on is manually via the remote. I'm wondering if anyone knows of some background program that spits out a small (inaudiable of close to it) sound or something that could keep my speakers awake. (or of course if anyone has a more creative approach, I'm in) I've tried quite a few google searches to no avail. As much as I avoid wasting power, sometimes its just nice to hear aim inform you that someones messaged you in the other room or other things to that effect. Thank you for the help in advance.

A:speakers auto turn off after 5 minutes

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I am so frustrated with Norton Internet Security Tech Support. I have been going around in circles with them. I have followed all of the their instructions. I had to uninstall and then reinstall Norton Internet Security 2006. It will not allow me to turn on the auto protect feature. Norton's chat tech support provides their instructions in pieces and parts. I had my husband, he's a Sys Devlpmnt Mgr at an Intl Financial Institution, follow their instructions and we both got the same result....the Auto Protect will NOT turn on. Someone please help before I totally go insane.

A:Help, Norton Auto Protect Won't Turn On

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You know, we begin typing something into the search box but google steps in and adds words we don't want, so we have to delete the unwanted bits.

A:Can we turn off Google auto-complete?

Go to Settings (lower right) and tick the last option if you meant google search engine.

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I want to turn off the "auto-complete" or whateverit's called on Google...I refer to when you start a search and Google helpfully completes the search according to what you've searched for previously...

Can anyone tell me how to do this?

A:How do I turn off auto-complete on Google?

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