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Windows 7 suddenly giving me all sorts of dysfunctional problems.

Q: Windows 7 suddenly giving me all sorts of dysfunctional problems.

I just spent the last 4 days reformatting my previously-XP computer, installing Windows 7, and setting up all my programs just the way I like them, installing new drivers for the move to Win7, dealing with new problems of moving onto Win7, and so forth. The OS acted like an angel for the first 2-3 days, and now, suddenly, it's acting like a moron.

The '3 Stooges' of problems I'm experiencing very often while it's running is that it often likes to go slow/freeze/(Not Responding)/white window, or give me a totally black screen with just the mouse pointer, or it shows me nothing but the desktop background and the mouse pointer.

As for rebooting issues, I've seen it reboot my computer on its own before, as well as being unable to boot all the way to the OS.

Last night I did a fresh Win7 "Upgrade" Repair Install, though it didn't fix these issues.

I have no idea why it acted so nice the first 2 days, not to mention those were the most intensive days, when I pushed it to its limits installing programs and drivers. Now that I've finally settled in and began my more casual work, it's acting like it has no power whatsoever. This is not the best time to act this way, after all the time and effort I put into installing and setting up everything I use. How can I whip it into shape and move on with my life, withOUT going back to XP? (as I read online that you must reformat to go from Win7 to XP, which would undo 3 days of effort)

Edit: I forgot to say, I'm also always so unwilling to force a restart using the button on the tower.. I feel like the fresh reformat and Win7 Install I did 4 days ago should have alleviated me of such means. But then I'm often stuck sitting in front of a very slow and nonresponsive system, to the point that I feel it's necessary to force a restart. Explorer.exe also often isn't responding. I heard it's unsafe to End it though.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 suddenly giving me all sorts of dysfunctional problems.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Windows 7 suddenly giving me all sorts of dysfunctional problems.

Hi your first place to check is the eventviewer look through the logs for info of what was going on around the time of your issues,if you have reboots the instructions here would help http://www.techsupportforum.com/1871981-post2.html then you could attach the info to your next post

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I just spent the last 4 days reformatting my previously-XP computer, installing Windows 7, and setting up all my programs just the way I like them, installing new drivers for the move to Win7, dealing with new problems of moving onto Win7, and so forth. The OS acted like an angel for the first 2-3 days, and now, suddenly, it's acting like a moron.

The '3 Stooges' of problems I'm experiencing very often while it's running is that it often likes to go slow/freeze/(Not Responding)/white window, or give me a totally black screen with just the mouse pointer, or it shows me nothing but the desktop background and the mouse pointer.

As for rebooting issues, I've seen it reboot my computer on its own before, as well as being unable to boot all the way to the OS.

Last night I did a fresh Win7 "Upgrade" Repair Install, though it didn't fix these issues.

I have no idea why it acted so nice the first 2 days, not to mention those were the most intensive days, when I pushed it to its limits installing programs and drivers. Now that I've finally settled in and began my more casual work, it's acting like it has no power whatsoever. This is not the best time to act this way, after all the time and effort I put into installing and setting up everything I use. How can I whip it into shape and move on with my life, withOUT going back to XP? (as I read online that you must reformat to go from Win7 to XP, which would undo 3 days of effort)

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A:Windows 7 suddenly giving me all sorts of dysfunctional problems.

Sounds like it might be one of your drivers not working correctly. Did you download the Windows 7 drivers for your devices?

Also, I've experienced a problem with explorer.exe crashing a lot and it was due to my privacy settings in Firefox. Do you have Firefox installed?

Casey

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This is such an pathetically simple way to display the navigation buttons in explorer.exe, but I can't seem to get it right. Oddest of all, this "problem" only appeared today and no new software installed. I HAVE made changes to the "tools" & "views" in an open folder with one or many subfolders, but reset them as they've always been. Any ideas on how to change this annoyance?? I've uploaded two captured images. One is of the far left side of the screen; only "Control" and "CmdPrompt" are true, simple links for the two most used .exe files. Every other shortcut opens either a single-pane window with .lnks to.exe or.msc item which are scattered all over, or it shows .lnks to subfolders. I know this is quirky, but I have always hated desktops covered with dozens of shortcuts (and I obviously detest the arrows shown by default). The icons shown are links to various places; the rest of my 42" monitor is clean.

Always, always, always, when going into nested folders, the navigation arrows on the top line have allowed to go back to previous level, etc. SUDDENLY, these arrows are grayed out and do nothing and am forced to close the window and restart explorer with the WinKey+E method.

ALSO, note the "My Pictures" icon appears empty (unlike Music and Videos); there and dozens of subfolders and humdreds of images within them. This, too, has always worked UNTIL today?!?

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A:Navigation Arrows in explorer.exe are suddenly dysfunctional.

Hello Kakite,

Since this has only started today, you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened to hopefully undo and fix this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I had to send my ASUS P4P8X motherboard back to the company for them to fix the on board LAN (which, incidentally, they didn't fix). I had my vid card running in it before I sent it back and had no problems with the card at all. Now, I am getting all kinds of lines and polygon shapes with all my games. I uninstalled old drivers, reinstalled the latest drivers, and no luck. Aside from reseating the card (which I'm about to do), does anyone else have any ideas?
I'm mad as hell at ASUS for not fixing the problem in the first place, and now I'm wondering the either the mobo is hosed or the vid card is hosed.

P4/2.8 GHZ Pentium IV processor
ASUS P4P8X motherboard, just returned from ASUS for a LAN problem, got my BIOS fixed (which I didn't think need fixing, but oh well)
Kingston 512 MB x 2 PC3200 DDR memory
On board audio
Sapphire RADEON 9800 PRO Card
Thermaltake 480 W power supply

The vid card worked just great before ASUS got it. Could something have happened to the motherboard or BIOS that is causing the vid card to act like this? I've had the problem with FS 2002 and Madden 2005.

And how do I set up a footer so I don't have to type in my specs every time?
 

A:Sapphire ATI RADEON 9800 Pro suddenly giving problems

foycur said:



I had to send my ASUS P4P8X motherboard back to the company for them to fix the on board LAN (which, incidentally, they didn't fix). I had my vid card running in it before I sent it back and had no problems with the card at all. Now, I am getting all kinds of lines and polygon shapes with all my games. I uninstalled old drivers, reinstalled the latest drivers, and no luck. Aside from reseating the card (which I'm about to do), does anyone else have any ideas?
I'm mad as hell at ASUS for not fixing the problem in the first place, and now I'm wondering the either the mobo is hosed or the vid card is hosed.

P4/2.8 GHZ Pentium IV processor
ASUS P4P8X motherboard, just returned from ASUS for a LAN problem, got my BIOS fixed (which I didn't think need fixing, but oh well)
Kingston 512 MB x 2 PC3200 DDR memory
On board audio
Sapphire RADEON 9800 PRO Card
Thermaltake 480 W power supply

The vid card worked just great before ASUS got it. Could something have happened to the motherboard or BIOS that is causing the vid card to act like this? I've had the problem with FS 2002 and Madden 2005.

And how do I set up a footer so I don't have to type in my specs every time?Click to expand...

As mentioned in an other thread yes its just a on going headache the 9800 cards,Some may work for just a little while and then come back with problems and not just one problem,Its in the build of the card they should be t... Read more

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Hello,

Let me start off by giving the specs of my machine. It's a Gateway FX that I bought from Newegg this past June and below is a screenshot of the specs. And here is the Newegg Link to the computer so you can see more specs.

I'm having a lot of problems with my Vista right now and was wondering if someone here might be able to help me solve my problems. Let me give you a quick run down of what's been happening. About a week ago, I went to bed and put my computer in the low-power state (see below).

I usually do this at night because I hadn't thought it would be a problem. I had two programs up and running when I did this - Firefox (version 3.5.3) and Microsoft Word 2007. The Word document was just blank and I left this up often because with my new computer it only came with a trial version of Microsoft Office and I didn't want to keep wasting my trial usages each time I needed to open it. Either way, I woke up the next morning and my computer had shut down. I didn't really think anything of it. I figured maybe updates had been done and it had shut off or something (there was no power outage). I turned on my computer for the day and that is when my problems began.

I opened up Firefox and was just checking my gmail and such when Firefox closed. I didn't think anything of it and opened it back up again. It closed shortly thereafter again and I thought something might be up. I ran CCleaner and Spybot - Search and Destroy and SB-S&D didn't find anything and CCleaner... Read more

A:Vista Giving Me All Sorts Of Errors And BSOD's

Jason

go to c:\windows\minidump, zip the dump file (*.dmp) and upload it to us using the attachment icon (shaped like a paperclip) in the reply form.

let us know if you need help with any of this

ken

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HP DV6 6121tx
AMD HD6770M + Intel 3000 switchable graphics

Here's the deal:
I had a good proper working installation of Windows 7 on this laptop with my graphics working properly.

I did the mistake of installing Windows 8.1, and my hunt of finding working graphics drivers for it. I tried HP drivers for the same hardware (since my laptop has been officially supported till Win7 only). I tried Leshcat Labs drivers, various versions. But each of these gave me problems, some crashed my games (mainly FIFA), some froze, some gave me artifacts on screen in Windows.

So i gave up, and installed Windows 7 back with official HP Win7 graphics drivers. I ran my laptop in DYNAMIC switching mode, and it worked properly. Then I tried to run FIFA, but it froze at the team selection screen (just like in Win 8.1).
I restarted my laptop in FIXED switching mode and then my Windows login screen had various artifacts and the login screen wallpaper was all glitchy. The text box didnt work (sorry it's tough to describe).
Then I restarted my computer and it was stuck at the Windows splash screen in both FIXED and DYNAMIC mode. As soon as I uninstall my drivers in safe mode I can get past the login screen again.

One more thing is, that my driver installation (via HP official or Leshcat) always has 'warning' status on completion. If I check the log, ALL components including the Display Driver say 'successful'. Usually when i got a 'warning', the display drive... Read more

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I formatted my hard drive recently and ever since that, my laptop has a whole list of problems.
1) Windows would sometimes freeze during startup at the "Starting Windows" black screen. Even after getting to the desktop, sometimes it would freeze up there. I have to power shut down my laptop to shut it off.
2) When I pull up my power options to try to change the plan settings, it says "Your power plan information isn't available." I have been able to change it before though. I have tried a solution by going into cmd.exe and typing powercfg -restoredefaultschemes, but that didn't work.
3) When I create a new folder on the desktop and rename it, the folder still says "new folder" and can't be moved. It does show up after I refresh my desktop.
4) My antivirus shows that a malicious url was blocked, containing win32.blackbeard(?) and it came from the Skype.exe process. I've never had trouble with Skype before and now I can't even use it properly.
5) When I play the online game Maplestory, a message pops up saying "Windows must restart because Plug and Play service terminated unexpectedly" or "Windows must now restart because DCOM server terminated unexpectedly" and my laptop restarts.
6) My Windows Update doesn't work. I have it notifying me when updates are available but when I try to update, it fails.
Here's my dds:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.17267
Run by Carmen Old Laptop at 14:44:45 on 2014-01-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium... Read more

A:Windows freezes on startup, at desktop, all sorts of other problems.

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Few days ago my windows 7 pro started giving me this annoying message saying that my windows is not genuine. I've searched some articles online and found that it might be due to Avast. I used https://www.avast.com/en-us/uninstall-utility to remove it (I didn't go through the standard Control Panel uninstall process). I also made sure that my windows is updated. Now I switched to MSE. However, the message is still showing! Below is my MGADiag report. Please help. Thank you!


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M3DJT-4J3WC-733WD
Windows Product Key Hash: xo+ajVSpae7/4VoZjS7m6JL0f3A=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00524
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {58096704-BF58-4FAD-B2F0-C31ABC33752E}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150202-1526
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:Windows 7 Pro suddenly giving "Not Genuine" message

Anyone please? Thank you.

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I walked away from my computer and when i came back i have software called: spyware pro, mailware alarm and now I seem to be having problems. I dont have any idea where these programs came from I tried to uninstall but they came back, I tried to use a previous restore point but they were there too so please help me.
Thanks,
Randy

here is the HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:51:29 AM, on 11/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Monitor\netmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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A:suddenly there was some new software on my computer giving me trouble

It also has removed my desktop wall paper
 

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Ever since I installed Windows 7 and IE 9 my computer has been giving me fits. Pages and games load extremely slow and I have to refresh constantly. Windows live mail is a nightmare as it takes over 2 minutes to load an email just so that I can delete it. Can I uninstall IE 9 without causing any problems on my computer? And will it revert back to IE 8? I'm thinking that IE 9 is what is giving me such problems and I have heard that it causes a lot of problems with other programs and games. I scan and defrag all the time so I know that isn't my problem with too much junk on the computer. Any help would be appreciated.

CarinSharon

A:Windows 7 and IE 9 giving me problems

Yes, you can uninstall IE9 and you will then have IE8.

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Hello,

I've got a ThinkPad Edge E420 on Windows 8. I've tried to install the video driver for my AMD HD 6630M from here:
Drivers and software - ThinkPad Edge E420, Edge E520

The problem is that CCC simply doesn't work. When I try to launch it, it doesn't do anything. I checked the task mananger for the running processes, and only once did the CCC process appear and then disappeared. Every other time it just doesn't work at all. Nothing happens at all. Any ideas of how to get round this?

P.S. I installed the Intel HD driver before trying to install this from the intel site, not from Lenovo. But I am quite sure that's no problem. However, you're free to contradict me

Thanks in advance!

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Hello all,

I used to use incredimail until I got a new computer with Vista on it. I installed incredimail, and used it (kind of) until I found out it wasn't compatible with Vista, and then uninstalled. I switched over to Windows Mail and have a question.

First off, I HATE IT. I know im a nerd, but I love all the little icons and themes that incredimail has...and windows mail appears to have none of. Well...to the question...

I set up my account, and email works just fine, but there is a problem with attachments. I can receive (for instance) a pdf and save it to my computer. If I open it from its saved location, it opens up perfectly. If I click on the attachment in my email and try to open it that way, I get an error that states something like "there is no file extension set for that file. Please go into control panel and set one."

I know there is a file extension set, because I went into control panel and checked, but it has the acrobat reader icon for the file, and I can open it pefectly if it is saved to my desktop.

Does anyone have an idea why I can open the pdf files perfectly as long as it is saved to the computer, but if I try to open it from Windows Mail, it gives me that file extension error?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
 

A:Windows Mail is giving me problems

It has something to do with Vista's tight security. With XP, I can open PDF files either way.
 

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Hi,
I am using a Acer laptop with
Windows 7 and recently a weird issue has cropped up. My computer's IP address
has given me a problematic internet connection. While using the "command
prompt" from "Run" option of the start menu, it says that the IP address is
invalid.

As far as my knowledge goes, a computer's IP Address can be found out
with this option. Can somebody give me an effective solution?

A:Windows 7 Giving IP Address Problems

What are you trying to do ?

Just type ipconfig renew, then hit enter

wanna know the ip address ?

just enter ipconfig, hit enter.

Still having problems ?

Right click the network icon in the taskbar and run the troubleshooter.

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I recently noticed that the system was trying to do 7 updates every day at closedown, and found that update was giving a return code of 800736b3.

I have run SURT several times, and it doesn't seem to give any results (or should I be looking somewhere else?).

I ran sfc /scannow and extracted the results and they are in sfcdetails.txt (attached). SFC said there were some files it couldn't fix, even though sfcdetails.txt says it has fixed all of them.

CBS.zip is much too big to upload using the paperclip - is there another way?

I tried restoring to an earlier restore point, and unfortunately all the attempted updates have flushed my list of restore points - and the oldest few all give me a return code of x00000022.

Not sure if this is one problem or two...! I am reluctant to do a System Recovery as it sounds pretty drastic - help would be much appreciated!

PS Is any more info required?

A:Windows update giving return code 800736b3; restores giving x00000022

The only errors in SFC are these...

Code:
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005e7 [SR] Repairing 1 components
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005e8 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005ea [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"utc.app.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18839, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005ec [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:66{33}]"telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18839, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
...which are caused by an MS update which they messed up the file-coding on and may get around to fixing sometime.
It's not critical, but you could get rid of it by uninstalling KB3022345 and/or KB3068708 and hiding the latter when it reappers in your offered updates list.

Please post the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log and C:\Windows\Logs\CheckSUR.Persist.log files.

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I was like, really excited to get it, then it started giving me problems. ._.

Yesterday, the night I got it, I was playing The Sims 3, and I found that I just couldn't type a thing. Not a thing. I typed things into the box, nothing came out. Thank God for the randomize name feature or I wouldn't have been able to name my Sims. Clicking was okay, and I restarted, haven't had this problem since.

Then about 15 minutes ago, I was happily playing The Sims 3 again, and browsing the web on Firefox, when suddenly my cursor froze. I looked down, and the red light was on. I tried using the arrow keys to scroll down the page, but it gave me a beep. I restarted and it worked fine again.

Five minutes later, the same thing happened, only that I could use my arrow keys to scroll, not like the first time.

Also, one more thing. When I refresh the page in any browser, it sends me straight back to my home page (Google). Is this a feature of Windows 7, or a bug? I'm not really sure since I've been using XP all along. Help please?

A:Brand new Windows 7 laptop... giving problems.

Run 'Windows Update' and post back.

Start, type "Windows Update" without the " and double click. Check for any updates and install accordingly. They may require a restart to take full effect.

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I attempted to install the Netflix application on my Windows 8 laptop, and it told me there was an issue with the firewall.
 
It gave me the Error Code 5, so I fixed it with this video. The instructions within got rid of the Error 5; however, I'm now getting the following message when I attempt to start the firewall from "Services."
 

 
There reason I'm trying to start it from Services is because when I try to start the Firewall and "Use recommended settings" from settings page, it displays this, and loads for a second, and then doesn't do anything.
 

Also, I'm not sure if this is relevant or not, but when I try to start Windows Defender, it shows this.
 

 
I don't know what to do, and this is frustrating me to no end.

A:Windows Firewall Is Giving Me All Kinds of Problems

This is the Farbar scan of my C: drive, if this can help with anything.
 
 
Internet Services:
============
Connection Status:
==============
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Google.com is accessible.
Yahoo.com is accessible.
Windows Firewall:
=============
MpsSvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of MpsSvc service is OK.
The ImagePath of MpsSvc service is OK.
The ServiceDll of MpsSvc service is OK.
Firewall Disabled Policy:
==================
System Restore:
============
System Restore Disabled Policy:
========================
Action Center:
============
wscsvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
Checking Start type: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to retrieve start type of wscsvc. The value does not exist.
Checking ImagePath: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to retrieve ImagePath of wscsvc. The value does not exist.
Unable to retrieve ServiceDll of wscsvc. The value does not exist.
Action Center Notification Icon =====> Unable to open HKLM\...\ShellServiceObjects\{F56F6FDD-AA9D-4618-A949-C1B91AF43B1A} key. The key does not exist.
Windows Update:
============
wuauserv Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of wuauserv service is set to Demand. The default start type is Auto.
The ImagePath of wuauserv service is OK.
The ServiceDll of wuauserv service is OK.
Windows Autoupdate Disabled Policy:
============================
Windows Defender:
==============
W... Read more

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DVD drive won't recognise blank discs.
I uninstalled the drive and hoped I could reconfigure the device once my notebook had restarted but Ive had no luck.
Not very clued up on how to reinstall the driver?
Please help ...

Would a system restore be the only way to resolve this problem?
 

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I purchased a compaq presario c700 last year with windows vista pre-installed. Having realised that it is incompartible with alot of the application programs I'd like to use, I decided to partition the hard drive and instal windows xp also on the pc. But anytime I try the xp installer gives the message 'No hardrive detected'. What could be the cause?
 

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ok first of all. i come to my computer and i see one of those fake "click hear to remove potential spyware" things that is actually malware itself. i ignored cuz i am smarter than that and i instead ran norton internet security. it told me it had removed a spy ware called "spyquake" but immediately after i dismissed the dialogue box i got a message saying that spyquake had been installed. i went to my start menu and sure enough "new programs installed" it was spyquake. i went to add/remove and removed it from there, and ran norton again. and again it said it removed it. then i tried my internet explorer and no response. nothing happened but my task manager displayed that internet explorer was running, but i couldnt see it anywhere. soon my task manager became disabled as well "by administrator." and the "shared" folder for limewire is full of about 700 things i never downloaded. they are things like cracks and patches for games and such, and i cant delete them because they're "in use." it was only in the past hour i discovered that netscape navigator was unharmed by all of this, and this is where i say HELP!!!!!!!!! i do not think that is is spyware quake but just spyquake. please respond quickly because i take this laptop to college on sunday!!!

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atmclk.exe is definitely adware and it is related to spyware falcon and that family of browser hijacks. Here is link to information about that proces amtclk.exe infoIt appears you do indeed have a spyware quake hijack, among other things, based upon your symptoms. I suggest posting a HJT log in the "HJT logs and analysis' forum here at BC.Please read Prep Guide for Posting HJT LogsPlease follow these preparation directions exactly.Then run HJT and post the log it creates in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, which is found at this link: HJT ForumDO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET. An expert HJT helper will promptly respond to your post within a few days with instructions on how to fix your computer. NOTEOnce you have made your post, please do not add any replies to your post (don't bump it). HJT helpers look for posts with 0 replies to determine the proper order to help users.If you are interested in trying the self-help guide for removing spyware quake, that tutorial can be found at this link: How to Remove Spyware QuakeYou also said you are having a problem with Limewire. Just a tip: It's generally a good idea to make sure p2p programs are not running on startup if that is the case. It appears you may have more than one malware infection and there isn't much help we can provide through this forum. Please post a log in the HJT forum and we'll get your computer cleaned up

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Well a few days ago I noticed that in the corner my Mcafee symbol had a little red circle x thing on it. It showed that my On access scan was disabled. I tried enabling it and it did not respond at all. I then tried to enable it using Windows Security Center and nothing again. So I restarted in safe mode and ran a full scan using Mcafee and it found nothing. I downloaded Spybot, and it wouldn't even start up. I downloaded Hijackthis and again it would not even start up. Now I noticed that whatever I have is also preventing Windows Defender to update as well. Some sort of virus has breached my security and I am scared at what it could do next. Any help would be great.
Thanks,
Jeremy


DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jeremy at 14:12:26.58 on Mon 06/22/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1869 [GMT -5:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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A:All sorts of problems!

Hello and Welcome to the forums!

My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. HijackThis logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that it happens.

Before we start: Please be aware that removing Malware is a potentially hazardous undertaking. I will take care not to knowingly suggest courses of action that might damage your computer. However it is impossible for me to foresee all interactions that may happen between the software on your computer and those we'll use to clear you of infection, and I cannot guarantee the safety of your system. It is possible that we might encounter situations where the only recourse is to re-format and re-install your operating system, or to necessitate you taking your computer to a repair shop.

Because of this, I advise you to backup any personal files and folders before you start.

Somethings to remember while we are working together.
1.Please do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!
2.Please reply to this thread, do not start another!
3.Please tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.
4.Please tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.
5.Please try as much as possible not to run anything while executing a fix.

If you follow these instructions, everything should go smoothly.


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well where do i start, firstly then my spec:
asus a8n-sli-se
amd athlon x2 3800
nvidia geforce 7600 gs
4 gb ram??
win xp

The first problem begins with the ram, i recently installed 2 new sticks of ram identical to the sticks i have in, upping my ram from 2gb to 4gb, this actually seemed to slow my pc down!!!! and windows will only recognise 2.75 gb of ram????

secondly my pc has slowed right down lately, ive run virus checks but nothing turns up??

and last but not least, im trying to install microsof flight sim x, i have all the system requirements but when i click intall i get D:\setup.exe is not a valid win32 application.
ive checked the disk, is not damaged, other disks work in my drive, ive tried copying the files to my hard drive and running but after initially working the install fails half way through,

im completely stuck, please help guys, heres my hjt file
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:21:41, on 12/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:all sorts of problems, please help

Hello and welcome to TSF.

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




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

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

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

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I have been away from my PC for a while. Its an old model, SP2, 512MB RAM.

I used it after a year and there are whole lots of problems. For start, it says, "Windows - No Disk" error. Then whenever I try to run NFS MW or LOTR Fellowship (dont mock me), both come out with a blank black screen and then nothing happens. I have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del to get out.

FM09 runs smoothly though. Running Dxdiag shows no problem.

The virus database is out-of-date but scanning has not solved any problems.

I can't even configure the Registry.

Help.

A:All sorts of problems

?? anyone?

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This one got me good, started 3 days ago from a acrobat page file.

My desktop takes forever to boot up(25-30 mins), when it does explorer does not start. (No icons, start menu, right clicky) Taskmgr does work, If I try and manually start explorer.exe I get access denied. I can not run msconfig, mbam, control panel, eset or any internet browsers. Ive attempted to boot in safe mode with networking, but the system just freezes and requires hard power reset. Ive tryed to do the rkill name change and mbam name change combinations all without luck (in safe mode and normal). rkill does run, however does not find any problems to terminate. mbam will not even install.

Not really sure what else to try at this point, any thought ideas?

edit forgot to add that im running xp

A:All sorts of problems...

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.Including a link to this thread will be helpful. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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My computer has not been "normal" in quite some time. I am under the assumption that I have the "Conficker" worm. 'Though my knowledge of computers only goes barely beyond skin deep. I am aware that some of these problems might not be related, I just want to paint a full picture.... I have Windows XP 32 bit and use Mozilla Firefox.First off I can't get rid of AVG. I have been unhappy with it for quite some time and have been unable to get rid of it. I understand this is a common problem. I did attempt to delete it from the registry. I am aware that this might have been a mistake....I can't download anything from Microsoft.com, softpedia, and seemingly random other sites, very often I would have been trying to download something to help rectify the situation. They never work. It directs me to a page resembling as if I didn't have connection to the internet. "Unable to connect"Internet Explorer has not worked in quite some time, and I can't download it (any version) or uninstall it.My CD burner will ONLY work using BurnAware... and I've tried numerous. *not sure that's entirely relevant*Fairly often, I would say at least once a week, I receive a phony prompt from an even phonier program prompting me that my computer is infected. I can't remember the name of it right now, but it has come in more than one form. One of them was something along the lines of "PC Doctor"... but that isn't the one ... Read more

A:All sorts of problems...

One more thing... This used to happen a lot, but hasn't in quite some time. And just recently began doing it again. When I do a Google search, I can no longer click on the links that Google presents me. When I do I am immediately redirected to a different site... I can copy and past the URL. I just can't click the link directly from my google search page. The website I get redirected to is not always the same, and it appears to redirect a few times before actually deciding to go to a page... Here are some of the pages it takes me too.... The search I used for the first couple examples was "meow".

http://nearlythenews.mevio.com/?utm_campaign=2a316b_570220_251894_113956_301_&utm_source=2a316b&utm_medium=2a316b

http://www.plomedia.com/click.php?query=Do%20Do%20Do&adgroupid=sn-4d9df7ef189d0&source=a61&param1=itcg-19377_3

http://scour.com/search/web/Meow/a10/rs4-4876_19377/v3/

http://www.buddytv.com/home3/glee-home3.aspx

http://www.gossipcenter.com/jessica-sutta/jessica-sutta-bikini-beach-babe-492194?utm_source=mediality&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=jessica%2Bsutta

Since doing this I have discovered that if I continue to click on licks over and over again from the Google page, it will eventually stop doing it for that search word... meaning... I searched "meow" and clicked on four or five links and was redirected to one of the above sites, but then stopped doing that and would act normally. The same thing occurs wh... Read more

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I have been having problems and was being helped out on here and they redirected me and hoped that you would be able to help me more....here is a link to what has already been done http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/195852/having-problems-please-help/DDs.txt log:DDS (Ver_09-01-19.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Nakisha at 13:02:12.28 on Sun 01/25/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.524 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost -k DcomLaunchC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost -k rpcssC:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:WINDOWSsystem32spoolsv.exeC:WINDOWSExplorer.EXEC:Program FilesCommon FilesAOLACSAOLAcsd.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesAOLTopSpeed2.0aoltsmon.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesAppleMobile Device SupportbinAppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesAOLTopSpeed2.0aoltpspd.exeC:Program FilesBonjourmDNSResponder.exeC:Program FilesGoogleCommonGoogle UpdaterGoogleUpdaterService.exeC:Program FilesiWin GamesiWinGamesInstaller.exeC:Program FilesiWin GamesiWinTrusted.exeC:Program FilesJavajre6binjqs.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesLightScribeLSSrvc.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:Program FilesSonicDigitalMedia Plus v7MyDVD PlusUSBDeviceService.exec:WINDOWSsystem32ZuneBusEnum.exeC:Program FilesHewlett-PackardSharedhpqwmiex.exeC... Read more

A:All sorts of problems

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you.Disable Realtime ProtectionAntimalware programs can interfere with ComboFix and other tools we need to run. Please temporarily disable all realtime protections you have enabled. Refer to this page, if you are unsure how.Download and Run ComboFixIf you have already run ComboFix, delete your copy and download a new one. If the computer in question is unable to download ComboFix, transfer it using a removable media (CDs, flash drive).Download Combofix by sUBs from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.Link 1, Link 2, Link 3 Close/disable all anti-virus and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Refer to this page if you are not sure how.Double click on ComboFix.exe and follow the prompts. If you are using Windows Vista, right click the icon and select "Run as Administrator". You will not recieve the prompts below if you are not using Windows XP. ComboFix will check to see if you have the Windows Recovery Console installed.If you did not have it installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.
When the Recovery Console has been installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.
When finished, ComboFix will produce a report for you. Please post the contents of the log (C:\ComboFix.txt).Leave your computer alone while ComboFix is running. ComboFix will restart your computer if malware is found; allow it to do so.In your next reply include:-th... Read more

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pop ups everywhere espically when i open internet explorer an computer running a bit slow can anyone help me out?Moved to and appropriate forum. ~acklan~

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What security software do you have installed?

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Well the latest is my lack of ability to ping ip's getting the system32\ping.com is not a valid win32 app. I can't open task manager, and alot of times when trying to open a program my turbotax starts to try to install. I also just lost ability to open add/delete programs in control panel. I ran hijack, hope someone can help a bit.

Thanks,

Husa
 

A:All sorts of problems

Seems you have 2 Antivirus softwares happening:




C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeClick to expand...

I believe it would be best to uninstall Symantec (Norton) fully
Then continue on to:
New Preliminary Removal Instructions

If you run the HJT program yourself, you will see the entries for poker and others similar, you are able to tick these fix them too.
 

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Had friend say he could fix something well...
when i boot up my computer, it asks go to dos or hit f1. after several attempts, it finally goes to start mode in windows. safe mode will not access anymore and it will only run in normal mode. the time on my computer now changes every day to an hour one way or another. But the real question i have no sound device. it's a onboard sound card. i look at the settings, says enabled. all looks good till i try to play anything. i know rob was in dos what could he have inadvertently changed? the computer on the other hand is very fast. can it be fixed, or is it even worth it?
 

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alright, here's the deal. i bought a brand new computer. i ripped a couple of cds onto my computer using windows media player. the next day i found that wmp wont rip my cds anymore, the itunes application i installed for my new cellphone wont open neither. neither will realplayer. when i try to open itunes is says that itunes has encountered a problem and needs to close. i haven't the slightest idea what to do. anyone?
 

A:WMP problems and all sorts of ****

Spyware scans possibly.

System restore might be another option.

Uninstalling the programs you`ve installed so far,one by one.

You say it`s a new computer.Are you "net savvy" regarding spyware/viruses ?
 

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I've been having all sorts of malware problems lately and they have escalated pretty severely over the past few days. First I was infected with System Defender, I thought I removed that successfully, but the problems have just been getting worse. Now I get pop ups even when I'm not clicking anything, any search I do on Google runs the risk of the result links being redirected, there is something that is stealing focus from my current window but nothing pops up, I can't search for Windows Updates, my Symantec Antivirus isn't working, and MalwareBytes can't run. And if it makes any difference I've been getting errors that I'm not used to about program icons not being able to display on my desktop. Can someone please help me?My HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:56:50 PM, on 11/23/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18319)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\CSR\Vista Profile Pack\BtHidUi.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\LVComSX.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exeC:\Program ... Read more

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Hi, jshay13 Welcome.Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully. Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here.Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make 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.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediatly.=====================================================================Please download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**Please, never rename Combofix unless instructed.Close any ope... Read more

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Hi!
I'm havin a whole variety of crazy problems, so I decided to just post the log and let someone who knows wot they're talkin about tell me what's wrong! Ta very much!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 23:18:56, on 15/03/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2614.3500)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOLSRV32.EXE
C:\SBPCI\CTMIX32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOLSRV32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\UNZIPPED\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\se.dll/sp.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\se.dll/sp.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
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Welcome to TSF.

We'll need this log also:

Download StartDreck http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/StartDreck.zip

Unzip to its own folder and start the program:
Press 'Config'
Press 'mark all'

Uncheck the following boxes only:
System/Running Process -> List Modules
System/Drivers -> NT Services
System/Drivers -> NT Kernel- and FS-drivers
Press 'OK'

Press 'Save' and select the location to save the log file (default is the same folder as the application)

Post the log in this thread.

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The problems started a couple days ago. I needed to burn an ISO to a CD, and Img burn had always been such a nice program. I was a bit worried, but downloaded and installed it from one of the links on the Imgburn site.
The Windows 7 machine had no antivirus software on it (I know, but my worst problems have come with av installed) so I couldn't do a quick AVG scan.
So Im getting bombed with adware. I go to uninstall, and sure enough, a bunch of other stuff is on the machine. I try to uninstall, and the box pops up that says "do you want to allow this to make changes to your computer " comes up. I clicked "yes" at least once. I'm guessing that was a really bad idea?
I downloaded AVG, did a scan, found 11 things.
Last night I downloaded REVOUninstaller to get the other programs off. Even after that and another AVG scsn, I still had issues.
So I found a site about how to get rid of one of the remaining programs, and ran several scans, all of which found stuff on the first pass. Downloaded some off this site, and generally did almost all this:http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-playthru-player-ads/
So then I still need a burner, so I tried looking for a good copy of imgburn (I am wondering if it exists.) I went to Softonic, and it said something about problems with imgburn. So I thought something like, "oh good, a reputable site." That's when the problems really started.
I dowloaded the burner they recommended, AVG caught something. I think I tried it again, at one po... Read more

A:All Sorts O' Problems......

Do you know that Windows 7 is capable of burning ISOs without using a third party burner?
 
You can get a copy of ImgBurn without the bundled adware from Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once under the Utilities heading.
 
Are you still having problems with adware and or malware?

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I am having a bunch of issues with my computer, and always, all the issues come at one time! I'll just start off by numbering them from most important to get fixed a.s.a.p. to the least important.

1. All of my Windows keep shutting themselves down! When I open Firefox sometimes it works for a few minutes, then all of a sudden just closes with no error or anything. Other times it has an error "Failure to initialize properly" (I will update this post with the exact error next time I open F.F.) other times when I click the Firefox shortcut on my desktop it will say "Firefox has encountered a problem" with the options to "Report Problem to Microsoft" "Dont Send". I put firefox in Safemode (through cmd prompt) and disabled all scripts and it still did the same thing in safemode. Now here's the catch. All of a sudden my MSN Messanger started doing the SAME thing. It terminates the whole program. It doesnt just sign out--it shuts down completely. Then I ****think**** that IE has done the same thing a couple of times now.

-This all started yesterday-- about 1 day after I updated I.E. to the newest version (from a very old version) and about 1 day after I updated my Firefox to the newest version (from the previous version)

Now this leads me to my next problem...

I updated I.E. for one reason. Whenever I am on a website all links, urls, anything that should be "clickable" is not clickable on I.E. --What happens is when ... Read more

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Hi! Everytime I try to play a sound in Win Media Player 10, I get a message that my memory is low....this happens when I am online so I sign off and it still continues. I installed Version 11 when I got that message, so I reverted back to V. 10, but it's still the same thing.

I am running XP Pro, with 1 gig of memory. I would think that memory is sufficent, wouldn't you? I have never gotten memory low messages before, this just started a few days ago. I can see having a problem when online but not offline. Would appreciate any help. TIA
 

A:Windows Media Player giving me memory problems

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Hi there,

Firstly, I am running Windows XP.

I seem be to be infected with the msb.exe virus as it is showing in my processes. I can run Malwarebytes the first time I run it but it shuts down when running a scan. Then I try to re-open it and I always gets the error "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item". I used inherit.exe to sucessfully open Malwarebytes but the same problem re-occurs when I run a scan - it just shut downs. This is also the case for Spybot S&D and a couple of other programs.

In addition to this, it sometimes plays an audio file in the background even though I have no applications open, and my PC is running considerably slower.

I followed the instructions and downloaded dds.scr to my desktop, ran it, but no log files were generated. I have no script blocker as far as I know.

I ran GMER Rootkit Scanner twice. It shut down both times when it was more than half way through the scan.

Any help would be appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Andy.

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Bump.

It's been much more than 72 hours now.

Cheers,

Andy.

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1. Graphics-based links don't come up. (This started happening before I recently installed an ad/banner blocker)
2. Sometimes I'm getting a "connection timed out" message even though I'm on a hi-speed connection.
3. Firefox particularly affected.
4. Some internet screens take forever to load, if at all.
5. I have run my standard regimen of programs: AVG, Ad-aware, Spybot SD, and Spyware Blaster. Oh, and CCleaner (is this one something I should continue to use?). According to all that software, I should be ok.

Can anybody help? Does this sound like a job for HiJackThis?
 

A:All sorts of internet problems...

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I apologize for re-posting this but I am stuck in the middle. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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A:Help with All Sorts of Virus Problems

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Hey, this computer is really messed up. When I try and run IE it usually freezes up the first time so I have to end-task it. The second attempt does the same thing, only after I end-task it I have to end-task explorer.exe and then run it again. Then after that I can make a third attempt on IE and while its loading the homepage (which it really isn't), if I tell it to go to another page instead, it will. Thus after 5 minutes I can finally surf the web. I've run Ad-Aware and Spybot but I think I still need some help if someone doesn't mind.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:58:35 PM, on 7/17/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sgxbsvc.exe
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A:All sorts of problems..HJT included

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I have a compaq not sure of a lot of specs, sorry. here is the hijack log. the NMIServStor has been or storserv has been running amok sending error messages sto Microsquish. also everything is "not responding' especially the Media player and internet. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:46:30 PM, on 8/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Eyeline\eyeline.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.5.0.135\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
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A:All sorts of minor problems

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, do the following:
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop

Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make 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.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
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Ever since I've gotten this thing (Gateway POS laptop), it's had a lot of problems. Wireless always cuts on and off for no reason, and the connection would seemingly just stop randomly, and nothing I could do would fix it until I restarted. It would always say that I'm connected, it just wouldn't actually do anything. Early last year, the whole harddrive crashed and there was nothing I could do to save it. I sent it to the company and they replaced it. When I was trying to fix it by their directions, there were all these clicking noises inside of the system.

Sunday night, that started to happen again. It's still running obviously, but it's not "working." It takes over 5 minutes to boot up now... before this, it was the fastest loading thing I've ever used. Also, internet usually doesn't work at all now. I turn it on and off until I finally get lucky. Everything runs incredibly slow and the comp will freeze up for a few seconds when I try to close a window or even click on the Start menu. Even on these lucky times, it will only last a couple minutes before the freaking thing just decides to stop working again.

I've used Ad-Aware, Spybot, AVG, and HouseCall. The latter did find some infected Java files (odd) but I deleted those, and now I can say that none of the programs find anything wrong. If anybody has some advice on what it could be, how it could be fixed, anything at all... I would be very greatful.

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A:My computer is having all sorts of problems.

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I posted this in the Windows XP Home forum and looks like it might need to go here. I am having the following problems: 1. Originally had printer spooler error when booting - not showing now but still can't print.2. Safe mode not available option when booting3. There was no prior recovery date I could revert to other than the current date. I do not think I turned this off, I do not recall doing this. 4. When trying to print, opening control panel, and opening an image in Microsoft photo editor - computer freezes (These are only ones I know of so far.)5. Computer running slow - lots of freezing. 6. SSMMgr.exe error when shutting down.I have run Malware bytes, Ccleaner, and Super antispyware. They do not find anything. Thank you in advance for any help. Link to XP post, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic379004.html ~ Hamluis.UPDATE: - I cannot remove programs (trying to remove Samsung driver) and it freezes.

A:All sorts of problems, need Help fast

Hello and welcome. please run these,post the logs and let me know how it is now.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.This scan requires Internet Explorer,Opera or Firefox to work. Vista/Windows 7 u... Read more

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Greetings!

I've tried symantec, didn't work. Tried ad-aware and spybot, no luck either. Went into safe mode, deleted programs that were obviously tied to vundo but no help either. If I could uninstall IE 6.0 I would since I use firefox anyway...

So, help!

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Hijack Log below:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:39:37 AM, on 7/11/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\1XConfig.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\SCardSvr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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A:Vundo and all sorts of problems?

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Hi, this is my first post on here so apologies if it is in the wrong place or anything? I have tried to find similiar problems to the ones Im having but havent been able to nail it down exactly. Ill try and explain as best I can.A few days ago I got what I think was Winpc defender/Winpc Antivirus, it took over both IE and Firefox and now neither will search properly without redirecting. Having read how to manually get rid of all the associated files I did so but the problem hasnt gone away. The computer now freezes/crashes after a few minutes of being switched on, and any spyware removal programmes I download won't work. I have tried Windows Defender, Malwarebytes, Spyware Doctor, Xoftspy and even Combofix but none will work. After installing when they are selected to run nothing happens whatsoever. The same thing happens with System Restore, it just doesnt react when clicked.I will post a Hijack this log here as I believe thats helpful but to be honest guys I havent a clue what Im doing! Any help is much appreciated!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 17:35:04, on 23/05/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\W... Read more

A:All sorts of problems following Winpc Defender

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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Ok, so here it goes:

I installed a new motherboard (Abit KW7 Socket 462, w/ Via chipset) and now im having problems with the video card.(Radeon 9200se) When I first installed the new mobo, everything was fine. I installed Call of Duty and when the game loaded, i could move around for about 30 seconds before I would get some "VRU has recovered you display" messeage, or something like that. (by the way, what is VRU?) Then I loaded up Star Wars Battlefront and I got a message saying that OpenGL could not be opened. THEN, when my screen saver came on, it said, "could not find any compatible Direct3D devices". Now, all these things worked before, so theres no reason for it not to work now. just to be sure tho, i updated the drivers but then i had even more trouble. The ATI control center would not load up and gave me a long crazy error msg at startup.

My main question is, why did everything work for a little bit, then just stop working in the middle of a game? If it would help, call of duty gave me a technical log of why the game did not load. i could copy and paste it on a later post if it would help.

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A:All sorts of fun problems with the Radeon 9200se

yes, i know this card is very cheap and i should just buy a new one, but im on a tight budget and would like to get this one working if at all possible.
 

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Hello, I'm here hoping I can get some help regarding some adware that's been installed on my computer.
 
Audio adverts can be heard no matter what application I'm in and it's becoming extremely irritating. It started with a program I found called Sound+ which I thought I had successfully removed. When I open task manager and sort through running processes, I've discovered a few of the problem processes are called "cellar," "mellow," and "spade" (which as far as I can tell adds a bogus google chrome shortcut to my desktop when run). They seem to be run out of folders located in program files titled "obscene" and "willing." I've already jumped through some of the hoops and run various pieces of malware detection software but it doesn't solve a single problem even if Malwarebytes claims it has taken care of potential unwanted programs. I should mention that whatever malware I have on my PC actually restricts me from visiting any sites that are remotely helpful for removing malware, and I've had to install all anti-malware software using a separate computer through dropbox and the use of RKill.
 
The last thing I wanted to do was resort to posting on a forum for help, as I've always considered myself fairly tech-savvy but I'm really stumped here. It's also worth noting that I'd like to avoid a clean install of Windows, as my PC doesn't have an optical drive and I've left my USB optical drive in my apartment back up at school as I'm on holiday break. Thank you in ad... Read more

A:Adware Causing All Sorts of Problems

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!
My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.
Before we move on, please read the following points carefully:
My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.
Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.
If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!
Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.
Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.
If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!
Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.
Step 1
Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.
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My computer is suddenly facing all sorts of problems everytime I restart the machine.

NAV detects different Trojans everytime I reboot.
Magicantispy installs and starts by itself
Internet explorer starts by itself although I use Firefox
Spybot detects all sorts of things including registry entries such as
Adrevolver
Advertising.com
doubleclick
Microsoft.Windows.ActiveDesktop
SpySherrif
Virtumonde
YazzleSudoku
Zedo
Just detected Vundu Trojan by NAV, it automatically deleted it.
Computer has become very very slow.

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks

Here is the HJT output.
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:13:52 PM, on 7/25/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:Solved: Help-All Sorts of Virus Problems

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