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Q: Suggested softwares to keep running

Hello,

I am running Windows XP on Pentium dual core 2.5 GHz with 3 GB of RAM. I am already running Symantec anti-virus software as my default tool. I would like to know your suggestions on which other anti-spyware/anti-malware/firewall tools I should keep running in background in combination with Symantec ? This is just on everyday basis to prevent spywares/viruses/malwares from creeping in.

While not compromising on security, I would like to mention that I don't want too many programs either to hog resources from normal computer work.
Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Suggested softwares to keep running

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Spyware blaster does some realtime blocking i believe. Also SUPERANTISPYWARE is good for finding spyware (do short scan daily/few times a week, full scan at least once a month-There are portable versions on the website if you are short on space or want it for others).Malwarebytes Good tool to remove a lot of forms of malwareWith those 3 + my comodo AV i can usually remove anything that i get.Those are all free too so its good-Scott

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Hi!
 
I had a desktop with windows xp and it crashed.  Now, I have switched to my laptop which has windows 7 Home Premium in it.
 
I was using one software DSS to wave converter software on windows xp.  I use this for converting voice file from .ds2 to wav.  It was running fine on windows XP but in Windows 7 it is giving error "Conversion error. Unable to convert."  I'm failing to convert the same audio file which I had converted in windows XP.  Similarly all audio files that I had converted earlier in Windows XP, I'm unable to convert in Windows 7.
 
The voice file is playing perfect in an audio player so nothing wrong with voice file, but I don't use that audio player as I can't customize it.
 
I have also one more Olympus Dictation Module installed in Windows 7 laptop.  It previously used to work fine but now it is also unable to convert the same file.  I had windows 7 laptop as backup so I'm using this software for conversion after 1 year.
 
I'm wondering whether any setting is off on windows 7 which is preventing those two softwares.
 
Similar, I tried using one more transcription software EMDAT INscribe.  Now, it is giving error "the specified module cannot be found."
 
So wondering what is happening and looking for answers.
 
Thanks
Ashutosh Sharma 

A:Softwares not running

Good evening .
 Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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My computer has been running slow for about a month now and I can't figure out why. I have to restart my computer to make it run normally and then after a little bit it just slows down again.

Some things I have tried to fix this problem:

I have updated all my drivers.

I have cleaned the hard drive

I have defragged the disk

I have defragged and cleaned up registry errors

I have scanned my computer with malawarebytes and ESETnod and have used combofix

I have opened the computer case and cleaned it out

Still after all these things my computer still slows down and has to be restarted all the time.
Attached is my system specs.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Computer running slow....have tried all suggested solutions

1) What do you mean you "cleaned the hard drive"?
2) What do you mean you "cleaned up registry errors?
3) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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my netbook, which still runs windows xp, has been running rather slowly for the past few years. i was now considering installing a pc tune up program to help fix that. does anyone have a suggestion as to what program i should choose? im mainly interested in free versions.

A:computer running slow, suggested pc tuneup program?

none of them.......

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i have an e-learning software which closes all the running softwares. but i need to make short clips(screen recordings) for my future reference. any workaround or fixes even if it is for a few minutes so that i can record the screen

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I made a thread two weeks ago when my computer would randomly turn off and restart on its own which can be found here.

I was out of town for a while and recently came back home, when I loaded up my computer everything was running super slow, even the desktop icons took a minute or two to load up. If I have more than a few tabs open, everything starts lagging and becomes super frustrating to deal with.

One idea I think may be the cause is the HDD, which is a really old one that came from my old pc which I put into my new one as I couldn't afford to buy a new HDD.

If I try to load up too many things at once, I get BSOD and that's when I thought it may be a hardware problem as well

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!

A:Computer running slow, struggles to load the most basic of softwares

I would suggest going back to the thread you started and let them know your back.
This is as stated a suggestion.

How do I figure out what's causing my computer to freeze and restart?

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Dear All, i had been reading through all the posting and found none of the BSOD are similar to mine. Hereby is my case. As this is my first custom build, therefore i am still new in handling those crashes. After 6 months of non error, frequent BSOD happened since last week. I did a fresh reformat of the PC, at first it was all good, but the BSOD happens when i open youtube and vlc player at the same time. i have attached the code as per the instruction. Thanks for the time and your kind assistance.

A:BSOD running multiple video softwares, error 1000007e

There seems to be a problem with your Windows activation. Please post this report: Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:07:54 PM, on 8/15/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\antispyware\hijackthis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/home.htmlR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/signin.jspO2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\... Read more

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Hello healing41 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

Fragmentation isn't really a malware issue. It is just a natural occurance that happens over time. XP has a built-in defragmenter and there are many 3rd party disk-defragmenters. It is good to defragment a drive occasionally but unless the disk is heavily fragmented and the free disk space is less than about 10% of the drive there will probably not be a noticible performance improvement. The 2 files that will have the biggest impact from fragmentation are the swap file and the Master File Table which can only be defragmented with 3rd party defragers. NTFS file systems handle file fragmentation better than the old FAT system found on older operating systems like Win98 so an acasional defrag with the built-in XP utility should be Ok.

Cheers.

OT

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I have the Inspiron 3520 with i3-2350M processor. I am currently using a single 8gb DDR3L stick in this machine that was originally bought for another laptop, but it seems fine. Would there be any issue with buying the matching stick and upgrading to 16gb? Are there known issues using low voltage ram in this machine instead of the stock? Thanks.

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I run a Dell 550mhz with 128mb ram,
Computer runs extremely slow and hangs.
ZoneAlarm was NOT RESPONDING, so I removed it.
Internet Explorer and Mozilla errors - NOT RESPONDING

So....
I ran SPYBLASTER
I ran SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY
I ran AD-AWARE
I ran REGISTER PATROL
I stopped almost all programs from beginning at startup.
I removed programs not used.
I defragmented the disk.
I removed ZoneAlarm, as it seemed to be part of the problem (NOT RESPONDING).

But now the slowness has returned so....

I ran Hijackthis, and here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:22:48 AM, on 5/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
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A:Tried everything suggested, does this log help?

Hello......
Just to clarify, you have only 128MB of memory? What operating system do you have? Also, you most definitely need an anti-virus program at all times.

Edit: Sorry I just saw you have WinXP for an OS.
 

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My PC has been freezing. Before you yell at me this is what I've tried.
?Checked hardware, no yellow ! marks
?Checked memory...all 6 scans 2 passes...nada.
?Checked drivers...diagnostic came up empty handed
?turned off startups...disabled windows services...nothing
?Defraged, disc cleanup, reverted to an earlier state for windows...none helped
?attempted to change Anti Virus Programs since Avira & Mcafee caught nothing...
now I can't install AVG because Mcafee is still present somehow...although
I couldn't uninstall it the traditional way...I googled and found links from threads that led
me to the uninstall tool...which I ran and rebooted...it's no longer in the uninstall options..but
AVG still says it can't Install because of McAfee.

I'm basically posting this now..because I don't see any fixes different than the ones I've already tried.
Can anyone help. I did go through some of the rules and if I broke any of them in this post...I appologize. I'm in safe mode now and my screen size sucks typing this too. Thanks. I'm glad
I was able to get this typed before my PC froze again.
Windows XP, Dell Vostro 410, had it for about 2 years. It's my shop pc...I own a sign shop...this is my
backbone for now. HELP

A:I've tried everything that's been suggested

The below is compliments of Broni:You may have some hardware problems.***** Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.====================================================================================A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick installed......run memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBu... Read more

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I noticed that my firewall settings were set to OPEN/ALWAYS/EVERYONE (essentially).  I thought, "That can't be right...that's not safe at all",
So I disabled/blocked about half of my incoming rules.   Which was immediately changed back by an unscheduled update less than an hour later.
I made screen shots of my firewall settings.  *Windows Remote Management is set to YES  PUBLIC ALLOW  SYSTEM  ANY TCP and ANY /ANY /ANY.
Peer to peer collaboration has the same settings, specifying %System...% as the part of my PC that is open to the public.  (And yes, I'm sure these are the default settings, I wiped and reinstalled offline. If you close or block your ports, they will
be overridden in minutes (including the ones marked "No Override". 

I downloaded Spybot 2.5 which detected backdoor knocking on SAM, and attempts to logon without a password.  Defender did not have a problem, as elevated permissions, impersonation, persistent logon attempts using alternate credentials is business as
usual for WIN 10.
Further, all of the choices I was given regarding how  to receive updates/reboot times/and which apps can access my personal data (pictures/docs  -  webcam/mic) are set to "**** yeah!"
So, basically, Windows 10 is a GYN is the front, and a back port Proctologist.
Anyone else think this odd?
Is there a solution...or...?

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Does anyone use this feature on IE11? I quite like it but tonight it doesn't seem to be working. Not sure if that was the case pre patch tuesday today or not. Anyone else seeing same? I have another laptop running ie9 and thee aren't working on this either - very very occassionally the suggestions do come up

A:Suggested sites

Ignore me - it's fine now. Must of been a temp glitch at Microsoft!

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I've tried alot of Firewalls and can't really find one that works well with Xp. I've found that they ahve alot of problems with the different use4r accounts such as not being able to access E-mail form bot of my accounts even though I have it enabled in BOTH instances. (just a aexample) Has anyone who has multiple user accounts AND uses Outlook or something similar (not Hotmai) had anysuccess with XP and firewalls? please clue me in.
 

A:Suggested Firewall for XP?

I am using Zonealarm 3.0 (I think that is the lastest version) and also running XP with multiple (6, with 2 seperate ISP's) email accounts set up and have not had a problem with it yet. That would be my choice for a firewall. Besides... It's free. Just my 2 cents
 

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Often when I log on to IE 9, suggested site icon appears on my favorites bar. I can remove the icon,but the suggested sites (3), keep coming back. How can I get rid of this icon once and for all.
Thanks
Wayne

A:IE 9 suggested sites

If you right click in the top bar you can uncheck the Favorites bar, but also via Tools - Internet options - Advanced - in the Browsing section, ensure that the box for Enable Suggested Sites is also unchecked - Apply - OK

And Welcome to the forum

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I cannot stop suggested searchs. I have un checked "suggest search as I type" box on adjust toolbar options but they still drop down

A:suggested searches

With what program?

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I am looking for a tool that will rip cd's into MP3 format, and write/rip blu ray discs easily and quickly. Whats the best software out there for this? Also, I don't think that windows media player plays Blu-Ray discs, so I was hoping someone could show me a good program for playing those.

Thanks
 

A:Suggested software...

For ripping, try WMP itself. It's pretty good at ripping music CDs and the like into MP3.
 

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Hi there, just wondering if anyone has any good suggestion for a slot fan. Ive seena few i like...but buying stuff like this is sooo hard when you dont got the product in front of you.
Ill probably have to buy about 8 of em too, so thats sorta the reason im asking before buying.

here are some from newegg.com, but what i dont get it that the top rated one has the least ammount of airflow production...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...2E16835166038,N82E16835119065,N82E16835119066

Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 

A:Suggested PCI Slot Fan

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Hi friends,
I am an exclusive FF user (except for MS sites ).
I found a very good extension for FF which I would like to share with you. Its called Flashblock 1.5.1. Go to Mozilla homepage>extensions and search with above name. You will find it.
It stops all the flash materials on an webpage and gives you an option to allow it to play it or not. As most of the flash materials are AD so it also increases your security.
My yahoo pages are loading lightning fast now. Try it & LoL.

A:Suggested Extention for FF

Thanks src. Another one you might want to install for extra security is NoScript which blocks all javascript, and has an option to block flash as well. It puts an icon in the status bar which you can click to allow java/flash for a particular site if required.

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Hey, I just bought a new Macbook Pro and currently I don't believe I have any type of security on it. Any suggestions as to what I should download?
 

A:Suggested Mac Security?

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Hi,I recently brought the p1 but I didn't google enough to realize the loud fan and coil whining issue.   I am thinking to switch to p52 and I wonder if someone can give me some suggestion(ie. what spec to stay away...).   Below are the spec I am looking at: * 64GB RAM ( I often run multiple vmware guest images)* FHD screen (try to reduce weight by not taking 4k screen)* 1 T HD * XEON cpu (core 7i seem to be the cause of generating coil whining and maybe overheat issue?)  The rest are default setup.    

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Could I grab some expert opinions on the best suited motherboard for my system?

Current rig:

Intel Core i5-2400 @3.10Ghz
Nvidea GTX460
ASRock H67M-GE (faulty - need new one)
2TB Seagate HDD
8GB GForce Ripjaws (2x4GB)

Cheers!

A:Suggested motherboards

Just to let you all know, I have access to these parts locally.

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THANK YOU... I think,,, hehe, anyway check this and see what you think

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 5:00:09 PM, on 10/14/2004
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://mail.yahoo.com/?.intl=us
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://mail.yahoo.com/?.intl=us
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINNT\system32\Userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Pr... Read more

A:mimo2005 I did all you suggested, new HJT log after fix

Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close ALL windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked"


O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [cetec] regedit.exe /s
C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\cetec.reg


navigate to the C:\Windows\Temp folder. Open the Temp folder and go to Edit > Select All then Edit > Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.

Go to Start > Run and type %temp% in the Run box. The Temp folder will open. Click Edit > Select All then Edit > Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.

Finally go to Control Panel > Internet Options. On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files". Put a check by "Delete Offline Content" and click OK. Click on the Programs tab then click the "Reset Web Settings" button. Click Apply then OK.


Empty the Recycle Bin


Turn off System Restore:

On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
Restart your computer.

When you are sure you are clean turn it back on and create a restore point.


Go here http://www.pestscan.com/
and do an online pest scan .

if you don t have bhodemon 2.0 , get it
spybot search and destroy
adware se
all free good programs

and post a new log .

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My Altec Lansings are crapping out on me again. I need one with STRONG wiring & will last a long time to come. The quality isn't a huge issue since I'm just using the on-board audio. Nothing fancy like 5.1.

Help is much appreciated.


EDIT:

Oh and it needs a microphone D:
 

A:Suggested Headphones?

Personally, I think Bluetooth are great, because they don't have wires. I'm not sure if it has a microphone
 

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No matter how often I say "No" to "Suggested sites" in IE 8 (Windows 7) it keeps coming back and hogging my taskbar. Is there a way I can shoot this thing so it stays dead?

A:Suggested Sites

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Edsaid


No matter how often I say "No" to "Suggested sites" in IE 8 (Windows 7) it keeps coming back and hogging my taskbar. Is there a way I can shoot this thing so it stays dead?



Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

I guess the IE is messed up resulting this behaviour. The best thing to do would be to reset IE to default settings then try to turn off suggested sites might fix it.

Tools | Internet Options | Advance | Reset

Hope this helps,
Captain

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Referred from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/309799/xp-defender-trojan-hijack-browser-hijacked-help/ ~ OBHi.I was refered here and I tried to follow the Prep Guide and I was having touble so my advisor told me to only post the DDS log if that was all I could run. It took me a long time but I fnailly was able to run DDS in SAFe Mode with networking. (Hooray)Here is the DDS Log. please let me know if you need anything else:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Robert Edwards at 0:29:37.04 on Thu 04/22/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.783 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeE:\FIX\dds.scr============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp://m.www.yahoo.com/uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.comuDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ieuSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ieuInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:5555uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ieuSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%sBHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dllBHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d9... Read more

A:go no go on DDS and boopme suggested to run this [/b

Hi and welcome to the Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum,I am thcbytes and I am here to help you!I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those I suggest to you while I am cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems please stop and tell me about it. When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide you with detailed suggestions for prevention.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if your topic is not replied I we assume it has been abandoned and I will close it.I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct... Read more

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As suggested i ran hijackthis and saved the info soi can post it here with hopes that someone can help me determine what it all means.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.92.0
Scan saved at 6:23:00 AM, on 3/13/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page=http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://start.earthlink.net/start?id=1&zzgo=1279365339
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL=http://start.earthlink.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL=http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/*http://my.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant=http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default)=http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/su/*http://www.yahoo.com
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A:Ran Hijackthis v1.92 as suggested can anyone help from here

Don't see anything that shouldn't be there.
 

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Not sure if I have put this in the right place but here goes
1. Browser Choice. In Europe we get this option. But when it is taken (I stayed with IE10) the Browser Choice App remains and I cant get rid of it. There seems to be no means to uninstall it. Tried various sites on the web nothing works.
2. In the useful tutorial on backup using W7 recovery in Control Panel there is an option to backup system image to an external drive. I have one @1Tb but it starts then says cant proceed drive full - when it clearly is not. Any ideas? Is it not possible to backup the system image to SkyDrive ?
3. I do not use the Start Screen (Metro) as such but do put into it useful stuff that I need at odd times eg Administrative Tools. There seems to be no way to resize or recolour the tiles apart from "large" or "small". This is a nuisance as it gets too big to fit the screen. I found a site on the web that says it does this but my Rapport tells me it is unsafe so I have not tried it.
4. Is there a way to sort a block on the start screen(Metro) alphabetically without dragging tiles around one at a time.
5. A tutorial on each of these would be grand. I have found tutorials truly useful generally.
Thanks
Brian Winch

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hello!

I am looking for an MOV converter that will convert MOV files to something that windows movie maker can read. (I am also looking for a better video editor but that's not too relevant right now.) I downloaded one MOV converter and since it only allowed me the trial version I could only convert stuff to audio, not what I'm looking for. Anyone have any suggestions?
 

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HiBroni has told me to post my issue here.Basically I can't run Defogger and DDS.scr so I am unable to post any logs, no program whatsoever is able to run or be installed, is there anything else I can do?My original post for more info:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic421879.html/page__p__2429653#entry2429653Pasting in information from that post. ~ OBI have a Windows 7 pc that refuses to run any .exe files and will not allow any programs to be installed.I managed to delete some trojans after running a live linux boot disc, plus GMER which suggested that a Rootkit was found, but the log for that was corrupted.I placed the infected drive in another pc and ran Malwarebytes which detected a further 30 odd files, and also tried Kaspersky's TDSSKiller which reported two suspicious files, one to do with a Fraps installer, the other I can't remember (Doh!). I also ran the Microsoft Safety Scanner and ESET online virus scanner both of which scanned over 500000 files and reported nothing suspiciousI then placed the drive back in to the pc, it boots fine but still won't run or install any programs. I have tried renaming files and changing file extensions. There are no error messages, when I double click a shortcut nothing at all happens, tried in safe mode and as administrator.I have also attempted to create a new user, but again there is no response when clicking create a new user.I can't get Hijackthis to run either.Any ideas as to what I could try ne... Read more

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My four(?) year old system's getting a bit slow, and I'm wondering what my next upgrade should be, so any suggestions on this would be most welcome.

My "Behemoth" is:
333 Celeron @ 416MHz (tho' I might be able to get it to 500 with a good heatsink/fan combo(?!))
BX motherboard
192MB SD RAM
Sound Blaster Live Value soundcard (bought as OEM)
Intel i740 AGP Graphics card
32x CD-ROM
4.75 GB HD (speed unknown) <b><- Edit: added</b>

My OS is Win'98 SE, and the main apps/progs I run are games and mid-level graphics programs like Photoshop 5.0 and GIMP.
 

A:Suggested upgrade options

Your system does not sound like it would work well for games and graphic software. I wouldn't recommend a Celeron processor for that type of work.

I would recommend a high-end Pentium III or a low end Pentium 4. Don't buy the high-end Pentium 4's since they are overpriced and the benefits do not warrant the high cost.

For gaming, you should get a really good graphics card. Some other people here could probably recommend some good ones. Unless you're playing the latest and greatest games, don't spend the money on the best high-end graphics card. Purchase a step down. You'll save a great deal of money without sacrificing quality.

Your CD-ROM is fine. You only need a DVD drive if you plan to watch movies on your computer or a specific game only comes on a DVD.

Your RAM should work in a new system as long as the motherboard supports SDRAM. All but the newest and most high-end systems do. I would bump it up to at least 256 for games and graphics.

If you're not comfortable building your own system, look for local computer companies that assemble computers from various parts. That way you'd be able to use your components (memory, CD-ROM, memory, maybe hard drive, sound card, case).
 

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I have IE9; Suggested Sites keeps appearing on my toolbar, even though I have unchecked it in the options. Is there a way to prevent Suggested Sites from appearing?

A:Suggested sites keeps appearing

Try this

Disable and Remove Suggested Sites From Internet Explorer 8 - How-To Geek

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Hi, so when my computer was upgraded to Windows 10 Internet Explorer was updated as well. I want to know how to delete a suggested site on the new version of Internet Explorer. I had copied and pasted a website into a new tab and now every time I start
to type a site into the search bar on a new tab that one pops up. I want to know how to remove just that site suggestion. Thank you!

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Having had more than my fair share of experience with viruses and spyware recently, here's the 2 tips that I give all my customers:

1 - Never click on anything that pops up on your screen unexpectedly. Just right click on the application (usually it's Internet Explorer) in the Task Bar and select "Close" from there. Alternatively, press Alt and F4 simultaneously in order to close the active window. Still another alternative is to use Task Manager (Ctrl - Alt - Del) to close the offending program.

The reason for this is that the "bad guys" can make the window say anything that they want. For example, they can make the little X in the upper right corner of the window (normally used to close a window) actually install the bad stuff on your system.

2 - Don't ever, ever open any email! Yeah, that's a bit extreme - but the bad guys can fake an email from your best friend and you'd never know it until you checked with your friend.

So, always suspect emails with attachments - they're where most of the damage is done. It doesn't matter if it 's just a picture, or if it's a strange file that you have no idea about - they can all be infected with viruses. If you open one, make sure that your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs are running and scanning.

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good point usasma, i know as of late i have been seeing alot of the popus that have an embedded X to close the popup and once you click it will either open a new browser or send junk to your cookies from trackign to even spyware.Alt F4 is the way to go.this is a very valid point ; I recently 'worked' on a very badly infected computer ; the owner and the child felt something was wrong when strange web pages appeared on their computer ( needless to say the child had been using P2P stuff); to close the popups' windows they too clicked on the X in the corner; by so doing matters went from bad to worse and worse and worse..........their delay in seeking help and continued use OF the P2P stuff until I met it , and saw for myself what WAS happening meant that ,despite input and guidance from experts ON getting rid of this rubbish to try to clean it , eventually proved to be impossible and a complete reformat and reinstall was required so, X marks the spot where preferably NOT to go on pop-ups

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I can't actually put my finger on anything more specific than "a woman's intuition" that my PC isn't performing as it should. It seems to be slow compared to what it was when new a year ago. I realize that some slow down is expected due to programs added,etc.
I just don't know where to start. It's been suggested that I do a "back to factory" but I can't do that just now. One of my big worries is that I relied on two separate people to set my PC up for me & now after all the reading I've done here at this forum, I'm not sure they know as much about computers as I thought they did.
I'm a dummy myself & don't understand a whole lot so am wondering if it would be worth running some scans like 'check disk, sfc/scannow',etc. just in the 'info mode' instead of a 'repair mode'? I guess my own dumb reasoning is that I'd like to know what, if any, the issue is before it's fixed. Or does the scan give more info than I think it might?
I'm quite sure I'm not having any problems with malware.

I have Avast & MBAM.

Thank you.

A:Which suggested scan option is best?

Well more reading. This Tutorial will give several suggestion. Some I use and some I don't.
It will be your choice.
Take a close look at #7 & 8.

Optimize Windows 7
All the suggestions are guides that can be use but might not meet your computing needs.
If you have question just ask.
A couple of clean up methods I use could also be helpful.
CCleaner and disk cleanup extended.

I would not recommend using the registry cleaner in CCleaner unless you fell completely comfortable in the registry.

CCleaner Free download and review from SoftM8

Disk Cleanup : Extended

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Please I need help desperately. I think my problem started when I recieved a Windows update. Not sure but best I can remember. I run win 98/me. When it boots up it acknowledges the CD-ROM but it will not run. It always says insert cd. I have tried everything I can think of and all the suggestions you guys have had posted.This is a:
M5-SIS530A/USD44X/Built-in Solo 1
Built-in VGA/USRobotic 2975-81
Windows 98 Bundled/MS Value Pack 99
Processor:
400megahertz AMD K6-2 w/3DNow!
64 kilobyte primary memory catch
512 kilobyte secondary memory catch
Drives:
4.30 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
3.08 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

ATAPI CDROM [CDROM DRIVE]

Generic IDE hard disk drive (4.30 GB)

CONTROLLERS:
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
Primary IDE Controller (dual Fifo)
Secondary IDE Controller Dual fifo)
SIS 5513 Dual PCI IDE Controller

BUS Adapters

SIS 7001 PCI to USB OPEN HOST CONTROLLER (do not use)

Communications
US Robotics Win INT [modem]

Main Circuit board
Biostar Group M5SAA 1 .x
BIOS:Award Software International, Inc. 4.51
PG 02/24/99

Memory Modules
280 megabytes insatlled memory

Local Drive Volumes
con drive 0) 4.30GB 3.08GB free

I have more info if needed but know this is alot!!
This is the readout since the mess up I know this is alot but please I would appreciate any help at all..

fibrofilly
 

A:CD-ROM will not operate have tried all the other things suggested

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Are there any decent video cards for around $60US that are good for gaming? I just bought this desktop off of someone, and it came with a not-so-good graphics card (nVidia 9400GT). I'm looking for cards that will support Portal 2, CoD4, CoD5, CoD6, Black Ops, Minecraft, and Crysis 2.

I have a PCI-E 2.0 x16 cardbus slot.
 

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Hi All: Just got my P52 and want to add (1) more memory - 16gb more (it currently has 1x16, (2) another "card type" SSD and (3) I want to install one of the SSD drives (500gb) I can take out of my old T520. The model No. of the P52 is 20M9X003US. Came with 16g Hyundai 1x16 DDR4 RAM and Samsung MZVLB512HAJQ-000L7 SSD. My Questions: (1) What additional 1x16 memory should I get (ie, specific specs), (2) What 1tb SSD should I get (ie, specific specs) and (3) Do I need some type of adapter to install an additional SSD from my old T520? Is this a compatible SSD: Samsung 970 PRO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD Black/Red (MZ-V7P1T0BW)? Many thanks for the help, Harold P.S. I would like to add the fastest versions

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I type up a lot of reports for work and save them, print them and sometimes email them. But i dont like microsoft office and i was wanting a good program that doesnt take up a lot of room, but still has features that i could use...spell check, page alignments, and maybe even a suggestion box. Any suggestions on what i should use...
Thanks...
 

A:Solved: suggested sofware..

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OK....so lately i have been getting error messages as soon as i sign on XP and right after the error message comes up, my sound card gets all messed up. Here are the error messages.

after those error messages come up, my sounds gets messed up.
(see below picture)

any ideas? HiJack This log is available upon request. So is any other information needed to solve this problem.

Thanks,
TRBMan

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help me!
 

A:Somebody suggested that this was a virus problem.

Please stop creating multiple threads for the same problem.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/493020-error-message-followed-sound-card.html
 

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Getting the same message ..."remove HP Support Assistant" then go on line and download replacement.  Problem is, I do not have "HP Support Assistant" as an option.  I have HP solution Center 13.0, or HP Support Information, or HP Support Solutions.  I fear that I will remove the wrong program and then get on line, and not know what new product I should download and install.  Please be more specific as to the product to remove (one of the three I have) and what I should look for online.  Many Thanks

A:Can not follow the suggested solution....

>>> I have HP solution Center 13.0, or HP Support Information, or HP Support Solutions.  Hi, Sounds like you are talking about your printer not your computer. HP Support Assisstant or HPSA is a different software. Now, what is the Operating system on yoyr computer now ? Regards.

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I got a pop-up window stating that I needed to install a critical update (unfortunately I didn't get a screenshot of this, just clicked okay). A subsequent window cryptically stated, "ThinkPad BIOS Flash Update Utility: Version 29.17, please choose Update ThinkPadBIOS or Update model #" without explaining why I'd need to do so, although the window looked otherwise legit. I ignored the window and it hasn't come up again. Also, I couldn't find anything on this site or elsewhere about a critical BIOS update needed for my laptop. Should I be concerned about updating my BIOS?I checked the bios version from my command prompt, and it is 1.17.

























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Hello, I've been lurking on these forums for a while, and decided to finally register and add a few of my thoughts on software here. There are some excellent threads on good software around this part of the forum, but as always I have some favorites of my own.

Here's my list of useful (free) things; It's not a COMPLETE list, see the stickies for that.. Some of the things I'll list here are alternatives to suggested software in other threads, I'll try to give a brief comment on why I prefer one over another.

NKProds nCleaner - While ccleaner does a good job, it has messed things up for me a number of times. nCleaner hasn't caused any problems at all for me (yet). It does a wonderful job of cleaning up (both disk and registry), and also includes some basic tweaking. The UI is a huge improvement over the really unintuitive ccleaner, and is definetely a better choice for inexperienced users (I recommend it for everyone though, regardless of level of expertise).

PeaZip - It looks better than 7-zip, unpacks TONS of formats and has a native x64 binary... Nothing else to say.

HotSwap! - Safely remove eSATA drives (and other stuff if you choose).... Yes, it needs to be done.

Serious Samurize - Widgets on steroids, there's nothing more customizable. It's not made to be simple though, so expect to fiddle about ALOT if you want something unique.

There goes... Just my few cents.

A:Some suggested software that does a great job.

FWIW, 7Zip also has native 64bit binaries as well....

But I do like Pea, almost as much as I still love me WinRAR....

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I'm running a P-III/500 machine with an Abit BE6 MB using W98SE.

The MB will support up to three 256MB DIMMs for 768MB total.

I've been getting conflicting advice from salespeople as to whether it's advisable to limit W98SE to 512MB or go to 768MB.

Some say to max it out. One says W98SE has a memory leak problem above 512MB and performance will go down.

Most agreed that upgrading from my current 256MB will show a marked improvement in performance -- apps loading, resources available, less crashes due to pushing the multitasking.

Should I go to 512MB, or should I go to 768MB?

Thanks!

Joe
 

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Had issues with screen freezing on different websites.  Ran Eset and other programs per advice from buddy215.  (See post titled "Frozen" in "Am I infected" forum.  buddy advised posting here.
 
FRST log:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:10-01-2015 01
Ran by Michael (administrator) on MICHAEL-HP (15-01-2016 12:24:09)
Running from C:\Users\Michael\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Michael (Available Profiles: Michael)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(Creative Technology Ltd) C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(Andrea Electronics Corporation) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\AESTSr64.exe
(AMD) C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\RAIDXpert\bin\RAIDXpertService.exe
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A:Frozen - Suggested by buddy215

Hi matchead
 
My name is polskamachina and I would like to welcome you back to the Malware Removal Forum. I will be helping you with your malware issues.
What follows below are some ground rules for this forum.
I will reply as soon as possible (typically within 24-48 hours). In turn, I ask that you please respond within 72 hours. If you know you will be away longer than that, please let me know. I am in California at GMT-8 hours (Pacific Standard Time). If I do not respond to you within 48 hours, feel free to send me a private message.
Some points for you to keep in mind:
Do NOT run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.
Do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
I cannot see your computer. Periodically update me on the condition of your computer, and provide as much detail as you can in every post.
Once things seem to be working again, please do not abandon the thread. I will give an "all-clean" message at the very end.
NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planned. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a flash drive, anywhere except on the computer.
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