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Q: When engineer re installs visitor?

Im having a crap time with a dell pc and engineer is visiting me tomorrow to install new hard drive and then hes supposed to be setting my pc up so everything is running,the hard drive isnt going to have the facory preset of having the option of returning the pc back to its factory fresh mode so im wondering after the guy installs vista and my drivers for me,if i have problems in the future will i have to load drivers every time i use the vista recovery disc im a computer novice and im sad it seems i have the more complicated way of now doing things,i should add i only received the pc last thursday and one of their tech guys over the phone asked me to re install windows as the computer wouldnt set up properly or at least it did but when i re booted i just had a blank screen on my monitor,,which they have said is a known problem with vista and i have seen it mentioned on many forums,so basically it seems to be like pulling teeth getting any joy from dell

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Preferred Solution: When engineer re installs visitor?

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: When engineer re installs visitor?

Confirm with the Dell engineer if your Vista recovery disc is just for the Windows OS only or if it also has all of the needed drivers and programs that came bundled on the computer. If it was Windows only and it was my computer, I would would be insisting that Dell supply me for free with any other recovery discs needed to restore the computer to full factory fresh conditions.

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hey there, on windows XP if i load up Task Manager then click on the 'users' tab it shows that there is something there called 'Visitor' and i thought, 'that cant be friendly' so i logged it off, and it turned out to be me. So could there be something that has logged on as administrator or something?

A:'Visitor'

the "guest" is one of the GROUPS that XP has set up as a default.
The guest accounts have limited permissions,
much less than the Admins.

Check User Accounts in your control panel

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In a moment of boredom I downloaded a trial of powertool10 by macecraft.com. After playing with it I decided it was of no use to me and I removed it. Now, however whenever I launch IE7 I am directed to their website and begged to buy the program. I however am averse to paying for something I do not use or want and want my browser to go to blank. Emails to macecraft.com asking how I can stop this nonsense have gone unanswered, changing internet options to "blank" also do not work. Any ideas?
 

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I asked for help about updates failing to download in another forum and they told me to delete my temp files. When I did this, one file said it couldn't delete because it was being used by another person. I then saw the file dissappear and reappear many times and each time it was named something different. Here is my hjt log. I hope someone can help. I have spywareblaster, adaware se and zone alarm.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:55:15 PM, on 11/4/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpohmr08.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Menu\SonyTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Applications\Residence.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital I... Read more

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I asked for help about updates failing to download in another forum and they told me to delete my temp files. When I did this, one file said it couldn't delete because it was being used by another person. I then saw the file dissappear and reappear many times and each time it was named something different. Here is my hjt log. I hope someone can help. I have spywareblaster, adaware se and zone alarm.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:55:15 PM, on 11/4/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpohmr08.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Menu\SonyTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Picture Package\Picture Package Applications\Residence.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital I... Read more

A:unwanted visitor

Closing duplicate post
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=292788
 

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Hi,

I want to put a visitor map onto our forum. The type that show the visitor location by hovering over the marker left behind.

A few days ago I put the Amung.us visitor map on, but it doesn't appear to keep the data on the map and there's no reply from their contact details, so has anyone any other good maps I could use, with the location markers incorporated onto it.

I already have Clustrmaps, but they don't show the place name, just dots on a country.

Thanks for any information.
 

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Could you help me with this please ... thx in advance

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 13:13:08, on 18/02/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update 3\LMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\DU Meter\DUMeter.exe
C:\Program Files\Philips\LightFrameDR\LightFrameDR.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winamp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Adrien\Bureau\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.fr/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.alcatel.com/consumer/dsl/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = Liens
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: LightFrame... Read more

A:little prob with undesired visitor...

What problems are you having? I don't see anything wrong in this log.

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This sight has always been a God Send and someone has always helped me brilliantly, considering my knowledge of computers only goes so far.
A friend from Iraq has a computer and his children always seem to mess it up. He has one of his friends work on it and it does always come back to life but I have downloaded a few things on his computer to scan and get rid of all the bad stuff.
Okay, so this last time, a friend fixed it and now he can not go under "Guest" without the computer shutting itself down and when I told him he could just eliminate guest, he said he had things saved on it he doesn't want to lose.
How do I help him? any suggestions?
Patty
 

A:visitor turns computer off

Log in under another account on that PC and navigate to C:\Documents and settings\Guest

In that folder should be anything saved for that guest account, just copy and paste it to another location.
 

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Oops - sorry for describing my problem. Hello - my name is Mike and I have a nasty virus - which is why I'm here.

Googled for the spyware.cyberlog -x topic and came across a very similar person with very nearly the same problems I'm having. So I'm saying hello. I need to ask in the proper forum and I will as soon as I read a few more things. I do have the basic articles of software downloaded such as hijack this, AVG spyware scanner and smitfraud.

I hope somebody can help me rid myself of this crap. I think this virus/malware/trojan/ransom-ware combination has to be a major pain to remove - I think my daughter got it by sneaking onto my computer and accessing a or her my-space page which happened to be loaded with pop ups because prior to this incident my machine was running fine.

HELLLLLLP please!

A:Hello, New Visitor - I've Got Spyware.cyberlog-x Help - Aggh

Welcome to BC MikeSessaIf your using Win XP or 2000, please print out and follow the generic instructions for using SmitfraudFix in BC's self-help tutorial "How to remove the Smitfraud/Generic Zlob".(scroll down to where it says Removal Instructions)If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously please delete that version and download it again as the tool is frequently updated!Next, download RogueRemover and save to you Desktop. (compatible with Windows 2000, NT, XP, Vista)Double-click on rr-free-setup.exe to install in C:\Program Files\RogueRemover and follow the prompts.During installation an icon will automatically be created on your Desktop.If the program does not open after installation, double-click on the RogueRemover icon to launch.Select "Check for Updates" and click Download if any are found.Wait for the updates to finish downloading, then Close the update window.Select "Scan" and follow the onscreen directions to remove anything found.If nothing is found, exit RogueRemover.If RogueRemover finds something, it will present a list of detected items.Click on Save log, then Ok at the prompt.Click "Remove selected", then Yes at the prompt.Wait for the removal to complete and then close RogueRemover.Then download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If no... Read more

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Okay, it is time to thrown in the towel and call for help. Someone, either the wife or me, has downloaded an unwanted toolbar into IE and it refuses to leave. It shows up in Taskmanager everytime no matter what I do. This is similiar to the problems experienced by Tracycee in her post dated 28-May-2004, (WToolsA.exe worm--can't get rid of it!). I have tried to use Spybot, AdWare and Norton AV to clean things up with no luck. I am hopeful someone can help me out on this one. I have posted the latest HJT log and can supply the Adware log if needed.

Hi jack This Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:55:54 AM, on 7/24/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2K1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsA... Read more

A:unwanted visitor on Ad-ware logs

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The visitor counter I was using went down and now I need to find another free vistior counter.

Does anyone know where I can find one or help me set one up. I have downloaded a few that you install and everything runs off of my site but can't figure out how to configure them so they work.

the one I had worked off of the counters site and all I had to do with just insert the script but when it comes to the ones that you have the cgi bin files and all I know nothing about how to set them up and can't figure out their lingo.
Any help or suggestions.

Rick
 

A:Unique visitor counter for web page

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Halt code:74619214Thanks in advance











Solved!
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A:bios password set by unknown visitor

Cia. Enter   61771830

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Hi,

Simply, I am looking for a script or applet that will log when users visit my site and then store it somewhere for me to view and/or email to my account. Without their knowledge. Not for anything illegal or bad, just want to know when certain people visit.
Thanks

Leafboy

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Thanks to f'n Bill, always fixing something....

 

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Hello,

These 2 updates are in Windows update awaiting to install.
Once (and it wasn't at first install) there was an error message and i deleted some files as directed by MS help page.

Now they are always in the Windows update page, I install, no error, they are still there...

Thanks for your help.

A:KB973688 & KB954430 Installs, and install, and installs...

Jorge,

Windows Update - Reset
How to Reset Windows Update in Windows 7 and Vista

Also,
You will find that SIW (link in my sig) will help you fill in the missing info in your system specs.

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I have my own little start page and sometimes I want to know what my internet IP address is... I get internet through the LAN and don't want to walk over to the server and check the IP... could I display my current address using JavaScript?

BTW: The page is kept on my HD so no server-side scripting.
 

A:Can I display the visitor's IP address on a page? (JavaScript)

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Greetings, malwaretips.

As noted in "Infection date and initial symptoms" and "Current issues and symptoms", I have experienced two redirects to Chrome's supposed Annual Visitor Survey 2016 on websites where such redirects or pop-ups have never occurred to me before.
The redirect seems to go through a good dozen of websites which you don't even notice unless you right-click the "back" button. At least some are listed in Chrome's history though:
I've run Adwcleaner twice but nothing outstanding was detected.
Malwarebytes is up-to-date but never detects anything.
HitmanPro detected mostly tracking cookies and something about delta-search that was quickly resolved by removing it with "manage search engines" in the Chrome settings.
The Chrome Cleanup Tool didn't detect anything either.

An FRST log file has been attached to this post. Maybe one of the qualified members manages to find anything suspicious. I encountered an error when trying to upload the Addition.txt, so let me know if you need that one and I'll try again in a reply.

Thank you in advance.
 

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i am trying to run pro engineer on my dell xps 210. i can start the program but when i try to use it, it just vanishes, any ideas please.
 

A:Pro engineer help

Is the machine powerful enough to run the program?

Have you had this copy installed on a different machine before?

What version of Pro Engineer do you have?
 

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I am using Firefox and had an auto upgrade. Since then my hard drive seems to be in a perpetual seek mode, two days. It has done this before but after an hour or so it would stop. I have "Acronis True Image Home" installed. I have two 500G hard drives installed. Task manager shows no appl running and no CPU usage.

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british gas alarm kp55010z

please can someone here tell me hjow to or what the engineer code is for this alarm? its a long shot but would be brill thanks.
 

A:engineer code?

don't know if this is you too...
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100525125233AAtdVGe
 

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Hi can anyone suggest a solution to my problem.
I am trying to run Pro engineer wildfire 3 on my Dell XPS 210, it has a the standard grafics card that came with the machine which has 512 on board, i have upgraded the Ram to 4gb.
Proengineer installed ok and will start but as soon as i try to use the program it just vanishes . If i just let it fireup and stand there it is fine.
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
 

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My pc has given up the ghost! The video drivers have now packed in along with many other problems. Does anyone now a good PC Repair Engineer in the North West Kent area (near Swanley)?

Cheers.
 

A:PC Engineer in Kent?

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Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know.

Note: This article is one software engineering writer's opinion - not every computer scientist or software engineer would agree that these are the "Top 10", but they do quite nicely for an article post here.

-- Tom
 

A:Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know

lotuseclat79 said:


Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know.

Note: This article is one software engineering writer's opinion - not every computer scientist or software engineer would agree that these are the "Top 10", but they do quite nicely for an article post here.

-- TomClick to expand...

Very interesting, Tom !
 

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I'm thinking of possibly minoring in computer engineering in college because of its supposedly high demand in the job market.
What do I need to know to become one? What type of "code" of whatever is needed? Is it like C++ or HTML or Java? I'm a newbie, so if you can just explain what I need to know and why would be nice!
 

A:What do I need to learn to become a computer engineer?

If you check the college prospectus, it will tell you the minimum requirements to study the course. You will generally need a basic understanding of how a computer works as well as how to compile code, with a basic knowledge of coding if possible, as you will be taught more on the course.
 

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Hi All,

I am interviewing some desktop engineers soon and as part of the interview I would like to do a practical test.

I am would like some of your recommendations / experiences of what practical tests you have ever had to do or given.

Nothing too simple, something challenging.

We use windows XP and Dell machines

Also maybe some questions to ask

Look forward to your responses.

Thanks
Elliot

A:Desktop Engineer interview

This is a good start: desktop support interview tests XP - Bing

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Hello,

I have recently been scammed with a transaction via PayPal but at the same time I was sent a file which I think was an attempt to take full control of my PayPal account.

It's a little kid that's doing this and he's using a VPN to access the Internet and a VPS to route the traffic of the RAT.

Is it possible to reverse engineer a Trojan at all to find some information I can send to his VPS provider to help track this guy down?

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Hi,

Sorry for posting this in 'Multimedia', but I wasn't sure where else it might go. Our Sky unit went wrong, so a Sky engineer came out (friendly chap) and replaced the decoder. However, when you press the ‘Sky’ button on the Sky remote now the TV doesn’t switch to SCART anymore. How can I get this working again? Everything’s working fine, apart from the fact the TV won’t switch to SCART when you turn the decoder on. You now have to use the TV remote to enable Sky. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks a lot,
Dan
 

A:Sky engineer messing up TV setup (help)

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Hi,

I'm looking to purchase a specialist piece of software and am trying to search out any recommendations or advice from experiences you may have had. I work with AutoCAD and would like a package that can be used to analyse / model ground profiles to calculate the volume of earth contained within a section of ground.

In simple terms, I am looking for software to help with cut and fill estimating.

Any pointers would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Help a Civil Engineer...

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I am almost done with my associates degree in Computer Networking. So I am not a total noob at this, but my friend's computer has me stumped. Here's the scenario.

They have a wireless network. The router and modem is upstairs, with a mac connected to it. Downstairs are two pcs, both wireless. Things have been working for about 7 months just fine. Then, the other day both the wireless computers couldn't get on the internet. Running an ipconfig shows both computers still on the network. Both computers were able to ping each other and the router. I released the ip addresses and renewed them, DHCP server works fine, issued them the ip address. Both were once again connected to the network, able to ping the router. Still can't get on the internet though. I checked the access lists, which I set up for them 7 months ago so just their computers can get on. Nothing has changed, their mac addresses are still the only ones that can get on.

So I got rid of the access list anyway. Same thing, computers are on the network but can't access the internet. Shut encryption off on everything, nothing changes. Reset router to factory settings. Nothing changed.

So, has anyone encountered this before. I am completely stumped. The computers are on the network, they can ping each other, ping the router, but the wireless pc's cannot access the internet, only the directly connected computer can. Signal Strength is excellent. Sharing files printers, everything is grea... Read more

A:Need a really good Network Engineer here

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I have encountered those delightful folks who get call you out of the blue, try to make you think that they are from MicroSoft, and tell you that there are horrible things wrong with your computer (it's been sending out signals, you see) that only a Microsoft Engineer can fix, and they will make it all better and cover you for a year for around $200. Right, sure, and I'm a Surgeon General of the United States Engineer and I will keep your nose out of your ass for a year for $200.
 
But--I have been using Avast as my antivirus for some time now, and it seems to be effective and user friendly. But now I had occasion to call them, and they ran some diagnostics and told me essentially the same thing as the above-mentioned scam agents. Deep down in my computer, it seems--so deep that it would make no difference if I replaced the hard drive and installed the OS (Windows 7 currently) from a new disk, I think they said even if I replaced the motherboard), there are baddies that only a Microsoft &c &c. And of course they offered to do it for around the same price.
 
Now I ask myself: Is there really anything that Microsoft Engineer from Avast can do that, say, Bleeping Computer cannot? Is there really a subbasement in the bleeping computer that only God or the mighty MS Engineer can get to? I'm skeptical, and I would much rather have you guys run Hijack This and ComboFix and do whatever is needed, because I know from experience how good you are. What he found was a l... Read more

A:"only microsoft engineer can fix your computer" for $$$?

I've never had occasion to contact Avast! support, so I don't know what they do or do not do.  I will say that there is nothing a Microsoft Engineer can do that taking the steps that you stated would not accomplish.  If the problem can't even be resolved by replacing the motherboard then it just isn't getting fixed.  Guess you'll just have to switch to Knoppix
 
What is the problem that you are having?  I'm from the nuke and reload school of thought.

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Does anyone know what the options are for telecommuting in the Software Engineering field?
 

A:Software engineer telecommuting?

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Hello,

I'm entering my junior year in college majoring in Computer Science but would like to eventually work as an IT Specialist or a Network Engineer in the future. What are some things that I can do or read that will help me to familiarize myself and get an early start in the networking field? Thanks.

Regards,

Jerry
 

A:Would like to become a Network Engineer but need some advice.

bump
 

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Hello,

I have recently been scammed with a transaction via PayPal but at the same time I was sent a file which I think was an attempt to take full control of my PayPal account.

It's a little kid that's doing this and he's using a VPN to access the Internet and a VPS to route the traffic of the RAT.

Is it possible to reverse engineer a Trojan at all to find some information I can send to his VPS provider to help track this guy down?

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My workflow is normally Solidworks, ANSYS, Matlab, and some other engineering software. I prioritized single core processing effeciency, and the GPU, so I ordered the following:2.8 GHz Intel Core Xeon E-2276M Six-Core64GB DDR4 | 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD15.6" HDR 400 FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS ScreenNVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q (16GB)So, a few questions: i.) It was hard for me to say no the the 8-core i9 as a gear nerd, I know the benefits of more cores. Would be interested in hearing feedback on if any performance differences between my setup and the i9 would even be noticable other than on a benchmark test? ii.) I wanted the 16GB VRAM in the GPU, so that was a factor in why I went with the GTX 5000. I am a bit ignorant to how hungry software are on resources, and where we are in technology today if 16GB VRAM is even utilized and beneficial? Are we a bit ahead of time with this one or is it worth having? Would my engineering software benefit from and utilize the additional VRAM? I know work load of course is a factor but please answer as best as you can. iii.) I was worried about the thermals with the i9 and even having a RTX 4000 paired with it. As we know the RTX 5000 is not offered with the i9. Am I ignorant in saying the setup I went with will have lower thermals and a more reliable and consistent performnce curve than any of the i9 iterations? iv.) Overall thoughts on my setup with my given workflow compared to a a different spec'd P53? Would you have... Read more

A:Just purchased a P53, have a few questions (Mechanical Engineer)

Fellow ME here. I work in the AEC industry and my work loads benefit the most from a few fast CPU cores. Autocad, for example, was optimal on up to 8 cores, and the user consensus was that you could get by with a decent gaming GPU (as opposed to an expensive workstation version). As I remember (and I haven't touched ANSYS and Matlab in more than 10 years), what you're using is very heavily bound by the CPU. Puget Systems has some Solidworks benchmarks that may highlight this. I got the Core i7 9850H with the Quadro T2000 and 32 GB RAM (16 GB from the factory, bought a matching stick and installed it myself afterwards) and two NVME SSDs (but my projects are on an external HDD, so these don't help as much). I'm satisfied with my decision. Back in August, when I ordered the laptop, there weren't any options for custom configurations. I would have liked the Xeon paired with the T2000, but it doesn't seem like this is an option even now. The 8 core i9 seemed very appealing, but I had to remind myself time and again that:- Turbo is no substitute for base clock, as much as the marketing hype says otherwise- I don't need as many cores (I upgraded from a 2c/4t Core i7 with a 2.8 GHz base clock and a 3.2 GHz turbo, and the actual speed in single threaded loads is not that different)- The price was better (paid for it myself), and the difference went into accessories (dock, cooling pad, RAM, additional USB hub, new carrying case). I'm not sure how much of a benefit the RTX5000... Read more

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My workflow is normally Solidworks, ANSYS, Matlab, and some other engineering software. I prioritized single core processing effeciency, and the GPU, so I ordered the following:2.8 GHz Intel Core Xeon E-2276M Six-Core64GB DDR4 | 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD15.6" HDR 400 FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS ScreenNVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q (16GB)So, a few questions: i.) It was hard for me to say no the the 8-core i9 as a gear nerd, I know the benefits of more cores. Would be interested in hearing feedback on if any performance differences between my setup and the i9 would even be noticable other than on a benchmark test? ii.) I wanted the 16GB VRAM in the GPU, so that was a factor in why I went with the GTX 5000. I am a bit ignorant to how hungry software are on resources, and where we are in technology today if 16GB VRAM is even utilized and beneficial? Are we a bit ahead of time with this one or is it worth having? Would my engineering software benefit from and utilize the additional VRAM? I know work load of course is a factor but please answer as best as you can. iii.) I was worried about the thermals with the i9 and even having a RTX 4000 paired with it. As we know the RTX 5000 is not offered with the i9. Am I ignorant in saying the setup I went with will have lower thermals and a more reliable and consistent performnce curve than any of the i9 iterations? iv.) Overall thoughts on my setup with my given workflow compared to a a different spec'd P53? Would you have... Read more

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Madam / Sir, on my Lenovo SFF   desktop 510s-08ISH- 90FN00BYIN I have three sata ports for 3drives. There are 2 drives pre installed. These drives get power from a cable with two sata power connectors and are connected to the motherboard with a 4 pin plug. Can this 4 pin power connector on motherboard support 3drives ??Regards John

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I was awoken with a phone call from an Indian supposed "Microsoft Engineer in the Technical department" telling me that my PC was generating and sending out enormous amounts of files and that I should get onto my PC in order for them to freely provide me with tools to eradicate my supposedly bad files causing this. Going onto my PC, I was "shown" (Told how to run it) the Event Viewer (Never previously used by myself). It showed 100's of ERROR reports that gave some credence to their statements. I did not realise at the time that these were merely common errors reported by the system. I later deleted them after finding out how to. A security-conscious individual of many years I am ALWAYS sceptical of such phone calls but sadly this time I decided that I may indeed be speaking to a Microsoft engineer and must allow them access or perhaps my PC would indeed be a major problem in a week's time. According to the con man my PC would close down eventually and I would be unable to retrieve any of my files again as the PC would not boot. I felt uneasy and still being rather sleepy, I was unsure as to his chat. Taken in by his speil I suspected a scam, especially since it was an Indian speaking and experience of bad business with such warned me off, but I felt that I may indeed be causing a problem to the Internet world and foolishly decided to allow them access to my PC. Once decided, they gained access via a software programme which they downloaded (Teamvi... Read more

A:"Microsoft engineer" rang me on saturday 17-07-10

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. *Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies. See HERE*It is important not to make any further changes or run any other tools/updates unless instructed to. This may hinder the cleaning process of your machine.*Please be patient, all Bleeping Computer helpers are volunteers and have lives outside this forum.*You must reply within 5 days otherwise this topic will be closed.=================================Please try to run GMER in safe mode. How to boot in safe mode: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/Double click GMER.exe and if you are asked if you want to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please allow it to do so. If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan, please click on NO. In the right panel you will see several boxes that have been checked. Unchecked the following checkboxes: IAT/EAT Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\) Show All (don't miss this one) Now click on the Scan button and wait for it to finish. Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in ark.txt and save it to your desktop.Post the contents of that report when you reply.

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Madam / Sir, on my Lenovo SFF   desktop 510s-08ISH- 90FN00BYIN I have three sata ports for 3drives. There are 2 drives pre installed. These drives get power from a cable with two sata power connectors and are connected to the motherboard with a 4 pin plug. Can this 4 pin power connector on motherboard support 3drives ??Regards John

A:Power supply question for an engineer

Should not be a issue. Drives these days do not use a lot of power. Only real concerns for power supplies these days is graphic cards and CPU's. If you Google PSU calculator you should be able to enter in all your information and get a correct answer.  

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Madam / Sir, on my Lenovo SFF   desktop 510s-08ISH- 90FN00BYIN I have three sata ports for 3drives. There are 2 drives pre installed. These drives get power from a cable with two sata power connectors and are connected to the motherboard with a 4 pin plug. Can this 4 pin power connector on motherboard support 3drives ??Regards John

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I will be starting the first year electrical engineering program at my university next semester. I don't know much about computers. I just want your opinion on what model of laptop would be able to perform good with engineer-related software. I really don't want to break the bank but any opinion would be great.

P.S. I hear that lenovo is good but I'm not sure what kind of features I should customize it with.

Thanks for your time
 

A:Need an opinion on engineer capable comp

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I am currently having a problem with my video in Pro/Engineer Wildfire and AutoCAD 2004. In both of these drafting programs, the cursor skips when it is moving across the screen. It is not solid like it should be.

The computer is a Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz, 256 MB RAM, 36.4 SCSI hard drive, 32MB Matrox Millenium Video G450 video card and a Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 OS. There was no problem before I upgraded this computer from Windows NT 4 workstation. In NT4 the video was flawless. Certainly not in XP.

When I upgraded the computer, I installed the newest drivers. When I noticed the problem, I rolled the driver back to its previous version which did not work. I also have the video card set to full hardware acceleration. I have swapped the current video card with one just like it with no luck. I do not have a better video card to put in the machine.

Why would the video perform flawlessly in Pro/Engineer and AutoCAD 2004 while in a Windows NT 4 environment, but be skipping around in the same programs in a Windows XP Pro SP2 environment? Would a video card with more memory solve the problem? Are there any other steps I could try to troubleshoot and find a solution to this problem? Any advice I could get on this problem would be great.

Thank you.
 

A:Video Problems in Pro/Engineer and AutoCAD

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I had a Dell engineer arrive this week to replace the hard drive and screen on my Dell 7537 laptop. Dell customer support downloaded windows onto my usb key so that it would be ready for the installation.

Everything went fine and he installed windows on my laptop, but we didn't connect to wifi as I said I would use a faster internet connection later to download the drivers.
Now it turns out that the windows key used by the dell engineer wasn't the correct one and I can't activate my version of windows. Error code 0xC004C003. Is this because I originally had windows 8 on my laptop and then took the free upgrade to windows 10? I have asked if dell support could provide me with a key repeatedly but they keep deflecting the question.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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So this will be round 3-4 for this.... too many children and PCs at home with only me as tech support!

A:Next Round for an older mech engineer vs malware.

Hi and Welcome!!   
 
My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
If you happen to have a flash drive/thumb drive please have that ready in the event that we need to use it.
Please be sure to subscribe to the topic if you have not already done so.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your operating system and losing all your programs and data.
 
Having said that....     Let's get going!!  
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 Could you tell me a little bit about the problems that you are experiencing with your computer?  
 
Are you having any malware related problems??  

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this is one of the only logs that i can actually get.
please help.
ROOTREPEAL © AD, 2007-2009
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Scan Start Time: 2009/09/18 12:17
Program Version: Version 1.3.5.0
Windows Version: Windows XP SP3
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Drivers
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Name: dump_atapi.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_atapi.sys
Address: 0xAAC0E000 Size: 98304 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: dump_WMILIB.SYS
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_WMILIB.SYS
Address: 0xF7A8E000 Size: 8192 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: PCI_PNP3408
Image Path: \Driver\PCI_PNP3408
Address: 0x00000000 Size: 0 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: rootrepeal.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys
Address: 0xAAA36000 Size: 49152 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: spnh.sys
Image Path: spnh.sys
Address: 0xF740C000 Size: 1052672 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: sptd
Image Path: \Driver\sptd
Address: 0x00000000 Size: 0 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: win32k.sys:1
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\win32k.sys:1
Address: 0xF7816000 Size: 20480 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: win32k.sys:2
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\win32k.sys:2
Address: 0xAABD6000 Size: 61440 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

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A:ive got a malware nightware...i cant even run system repair engineer

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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