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Q: Alpha Antivirus

I am using XP & IE. I have a AVG antivirus program + software from
my cable provider. Yesterday I got a message that my computer was
infected and the screen went to My Computer showing multiple trojans
etc. I could not get out of the loop. Now everytime I try a URL I get a
message that it's been blocked and could harm my computer. I somehow
downloaded a new program called Alpha Antivirus and I can't remove it
with the add/remove feature in Control Panel. Apparently the program has
not been activated as it keeps asking me to do so. Any help with this wouldbe appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Alpha Antivirus

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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HOW TO REMOVE Alpha Antivirus / Personal Antivirus/ anti-spyware (please scroll to the bottom for my answers)

Hi,

I've seen a lot of posts on here asking how to remove Alpha Antivirus / Personal Antivirus/ anti-spyware but with no replies. im guessing this is because not everyone can reply to Malware Removal questions because of spammers.

I've had a lot of experiance with removing Personal Antivirus, as a lot of my clients PCs have come in infected with it. This week, i was subject to a rogue cousin of of Personal Antivirus called Alpha Antivirus.

I havn't seen any posts up here explaining how to remove it, so i thought I'd offer my services.

To remove Personal Antivirus:
I simply downloaded the freeware malwarebytes from www.malwarebytes.org after which, you obviously need to scan with another free program spy-ware tool such as Ad-Aware SE Pro. It's free to use for non-commercial use, but it often buggs you to buy it. its also no the best around in todays terms (it was a few years ago) but it still did the job in this case nicely

To remove Alpha Antivirus
Alpha was a bit tougher. To remove Alpha follow the above and simply downloaded the freeware malwarebytes from www.malwarebytes.org

HOWEVER running Adaware SE Personal didnt fix the problem for me this time and i had to upgrade to a much better Freeware Spyware cleaner such as SuperAntiSpywareCleaner http://www.superantispyware.com/or the like (please note, although SuperAntiSpyware cleaner ... Read more

A:Alpha Antivirus / Personal Antivirus/ anti-spyware

Thanks for the info. I am sure it will help people in the future.
 

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Earlier tonight I was bombarded with these pop-ups that stated they were Alpha antivirus installer telling me I was infected and needed security...I did not click anything and I couldn't get out of it either...I ran my Malwarebytes and it found 23 virus'...I removed all and rebooted and now I'm posting the log hoping you can tell me if I'm still infected...Thanks so much for any help:)

P.S. I did not run this in safe mode
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 3063
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

10/30/2009 11:08:55 PM
mbam-log-2009-10-30 (23-08-54).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 288943
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 31 minute(s), 55 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 4
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 2
Files Infected: 22

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{35a5b43b-cb8a-49ca-a9f4-d3b308d2e3cc} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{35a5b43b-cb8a-49ca-a9f4-d3b308d2e3cc} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Bro... Read more

A:Alpha Antivirus

anyone...help please...

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I have a particular new version of the same thing that has been going around. The Police pro/windows antivirus 2009 and others. It is called Alpha antivirus. It has a program running in task manager called csrss.exe that will not let me stop. PC is running Vista home. I was able to run Malwarebytes and now it doesn't find any problems, but the problem is still there. Most programs stop working and I get a mesage about them. Running combofix in safe mode works, but I get a bsod (blue screen of death) about 20% into it. I hope this is a common problem and I am just an idiot. Any help would be greatly appriciated.

A:alpha antivirus

Download this file and save it to your desktop:http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.scrDouble-click the file to run it. A command window will open briefly. Then run a quick scan with Malwarebytes. Post the Malwarebytes log.

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After entering a webpage I was fooled into downloading this antivirus as I could not close the ads. Now I've learned the "antivirus" is really a virus and I cant figure out how to delete it. It just keeps poping up fake messages about viruses on my computer. Thanks!
 

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Hello, my name is Sonia,

And I been having dificulty removing a virus from my pc. when browsing certain websites a pop-up comes up that saids (Warning! Visiting this site may harm your computer!)if I click on continue unprotected it comes back to the same pop-up, the other option is asking me to purchase their security hardware. what can I do? Please help
THank you,
Sonia

A:Alpha antivirus

Hi .Have you seen the procedures at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...alpha-antivirus?Louis

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DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Gabby at 19:31:37.51 on Sun 11/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.382.59 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgam.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\XoftSpySE6\XoftSpySE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AAntivirus\alpha.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
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A:alpha antivirus

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I will ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may ta... Read more

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help i have alpha antivirus on my computer and have tryed several malware and spy ware items and notrhing works

A:alpha antivirus

Hello and welcome. I am moving this to the Am I Infected forum. Please run these next. If you have Spybot installed temporarily disable it.Next run ATF:Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow... Read more

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UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT

DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01)

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Steven Medina at 10:00:50.14 on Sat 11/21/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2037.1315 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {A5F1BC7C-EA33-4247-961C-0217208396C4}
FW: Norton 360 *enabled* {371C0A40-5A0C-4AD2-A6E5-69C02037FBF3}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdfcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
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A:Remove Alpha Antivirus

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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i have alpha antivirus on my screen. its not downloaded the only place it can be found is on my disc c and it wont let me erase it what can i do

A:cant remove alpha antivirus

I shall move this topic to the Am I Infected forum so we can help you get rid of it.

Orange Blossom

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My daughters computer gets an alpha antivirus alert. It's also running really slow. I think it is infected. I ran the steps in the Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help. Here are the .txt files. DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Rachael at 21:30:06.35 on Fri 02/12/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2942.1770 [GMT -8:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Program Files\AAntivirus\alpha.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmtC:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.ex... Read more

A:Alpha Antivirus alert

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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEnetsvcsmsconfigsafebootminimalsafebootnetworkactivexdrivers32%systemroot%�... Read more

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i accidently downloaded alpha antivirus in my laptop.after it has made my life hell,keeps popping up every now and then.i tried to remove it using malware bytes but it could not be deleted fully.plz help me in overcoming this problem.
UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT

DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01)

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 12/28/2008 2:53:26 PM
System Uptime: 11/6/2009 12:20:59 AM (0 hours ago)

Motherboard: Acer | | Biwa
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz | U2E1 | 987/166mhz
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz | U2E1 | 1496/166mhz

==== Disk Partitions =========================

C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 39 GiB total, 27.153 GiB free.
D: is FIXED (NTFS) - 35 GiB total, 22.417 GiB free.
E: is CDROM (UDF)

==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============

Class GUID: {4D36E97E-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Description: Video Controller (VGA Compatible)
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A02&SUBSYS_011C1025&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&10
Manufacturer:
Name: Video Controller (VGA Compatible)
PNP Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A02&SUBSYS_011C1025&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&10
Service:

Class GUID: {4D36E97E-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Description: Video Controller
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A:infected with alpha antivirus

Hello ghaziniWelcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.===========Download This file. Note its name and save it to your root folder, such as C:\.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with this file.Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.Double-click on the downloaded file to start the program. (If running Vista, right click on it and select "Run as an Administrator")Allow the driver to load if asked.You may be prompted to scan immediately if it detects rootkit activity.If you are prompted to scan your system click "Yes" to begin the scan.If not prompted, click the "Rootkit/Malware" tab.On the right-side, all items to be scanned should be checked by d... Read more

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I've tried to remove Alpha antivirus with Malwarebytes and it doesn't work. The first time I ran it it found 9 items and quarantined then ( 4Trojan.bho, 4 trojan.fakealert & 1 adware) but the alpha popped up right after. I've tried running the malware bytes a number of times ( after removing the 'alpha.exe' file from the processes menu, otherwise it won't even let me run Malwarebytes) and everytime it says the scan was finished succesfully and nothing was found. I'm not very good with computers, but don't know what else to try.
Thanks for any help,
Sandie

A:Can't get rid of Alpha Antivirus with Malwarebytes

Anyone?? I have to go to work now, but I'll check in tomorrow. Please let me know if you need more info in order to help me. I'd really appreciate any advice.
Thanks!

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Hello, First I have a pc with the Alpha virus along with remnants of Windows Police.
Now, I can not run any programs from the desktop. Clicking opens the OPEN WITH box so something is wrong with my .EXE links.
I can not install or run HJT or Malware. Getting Access denied errors, missing picture errors, or it starts and just goes away.
I am at a loss, being everything I am reading to do, can't be done.
Perhaps someone can instruct me on how to re associate my .exe files and fix my authorities so I might be able to run the tools?

Thanks in advance to everyone. 1st time poster, long time reader

A:Alpha Antivirus + Cant run programs

***UPDATE***

Good news, Can now run programs by tweaking the registry

Bad news, Now I seem to be running AntiVirus 2010 also. Not sure how being this laptop is not connected to anything. Now my Task Manager is disable and as many times as I try to turn on DisableSR, it just goes right back to being blocked.

Perhaps a hammer will fix the issue for good?

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Hello hopelessly,Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update. Please download Java Version 6 Update 17
Click the "Free Java Download" button.
Click "Free Java Download" again
Save the file jxpiinstall.exe to your desktop
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Examples of older versions in Add or Remove Programs:
Java™ 6 Update 12
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6

Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on jxpiinstall.exe to install the newest version.Please make sure you turn on the Java Automatic Update Featurehttp://java.com/en/download/help/java_update.xml#howtoNote: This feature is available only on Windows XP, 2003, 2000 (SP2 or higher) and set by default for these ***************Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt.Please post the cont... Read more

A:Removing Alpha AntiVirus

Due to inactivity, this thread will now be closed.

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A friend gave me his laptop in frustration. He has the Alpha Antivirus pest.

I put a copy of Malwarebytes on and ran it in safe mode. Found and removed almost 800 entries. Alpha still there in normal mode. Couldn't start MBAM so I renamed it to bb.exe and ran it. Removed another 700+ entries. Alpha is still there.

I have no internet on the laptop, no idea why but I assume it has something to do with the infection. The ethernet connection does not show active and I can see my home wireless network but can't get it past "aquiring netword address".

How do I proceed? Here is the HJT helps at all.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:41:02 PM, on 12/3/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIABA.EXE
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A:Mbam does not remove Alpha Antivirus

Forgot to mention that Task Manager will not start either. I'm guessing it is related to this infection as well.
 

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It read like it was free, so I downloaded it, then was redirected to a payment page. I went into my programs to uninstall it & it won't let me, it keeps throwing me to the purchase page! It blocks me from the internet & I have to got thru a bunch of popups to get to the internet. How in the world do I UNINSTALL this BEAST?????? I run windows xp pro on a dell dimension e310.
Help Please!!
Thank You!!

A:alpha antivirus program hijacked my computer

Hello and welcome to TSF.

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




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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

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

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

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Hello. Can you tell me if it is possible to unlock my files if they are crypted witha virus Alpha? May be you have a decryption tool or you know what decryption tools can I use for this.

Thank you.
 

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A few days ago I noticed my computer has started getting a lot of popups stating my computer is infected and I should download Alphaantivirus Software. I do not recall installing this program and ever since then, my computer has gone nuts! Please someone help me get rid of this program.

Thanks

Computer Owner in NJ

A:Please help us! Alpha antivirus popups and malware problem

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

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




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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

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

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

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Avira Antivirus Pro - Network Protection Alpha
As a result of the feedback we've received through the Avira Beta Center and Support for our Avira Web Protection module in the past we've decided to redo the module.

Those are the improvements and features added with the new Avira Network Protection Alpha
Scan HTTP traffic on all ports
Unlimited numbers of parallel connections
Improved performance
Reduced resource footprint
Improved technical handling of whitelisted connections
A number of people here in the Beta Center and customers had problems while browsing the internet and received so called "whitepages" we hope to resolve this issue with the alpha version as well.

Test instructions
Please be aware that this is a alpha version which has been tested thoroughly by our QA and development but does not have the same quality as a beta or released product. Errors or data loss may occur!
Uninstall previous Avira Antivirus versions on your system before you install this alpha build!
Technically speaking this is the latest "Antivirus Pro" beta version where the web protection module has been replaced.
Please use the attached "Avira_Antivirus_Pro.key" beta license when you are asked for it during the installation dialog ("I already have a valid license file")
Due to the very high version number, this build will never reach beta or RTM status. In order to proceed with beta testing afterwards you need to uninstall this version firs... Read more

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Something some of you guys might find useful.

Latest Changes -




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Now requires (and uses!) .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
- Significant improvements to the installer. Prerequisites are now handled in a much more user-friendly fashion (it's no longer "go to the Microsoft website and decipher geek talk and download stuff")
- The auto-updater can now download in the background, and then install the update after you've exited Paint.NET. Compare this to v3.36 and earlier that jump in your face and require the download and installation to happen right now, and block you from us
- New effect: Blurs -> Surface Blur, by Ed Harvey
- New effect: Distort -> Dents, by Ed Harvey
- New effect: Distort -> Crystalize, by Ed Harvey
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A:Paint.NET (Alpha) 3.50.3424.34110 Alpha

Ya beat me to it lol....

I get the FileForum RSS feed as a live BM in Fx.....

I'd spend way too much time if I listed even half the software I DL from them on a daily basis....

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Hi, I hope you can help me. I'm getting pop-ups at startup even though ad-aware and spybot S&D can't find anything. Here is the hjt log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 11:15:38, on 27.11.2004Platform: 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:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXEC:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXEC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\mqsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\mqtgsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\sstray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\TCAUDIAG.exeC:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Program ... Read more

A:HJT log - Mr Alpha

Need to watch out for those no-cd cracks. Click on start, settings, control panel and double-click on add/remove programs. From with add/remove program uninstall the following if they exist:Internet KeywordThen I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:O2 - BHO: Browser - {046D6EA4-15E3-4b27-8010-45BD78A9219E} - C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~2\inetkw.dllO3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0494D0D9-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [inetmgr] C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~2\inetmgr.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Whatever] C:\DOCUME~1\Johan\LOCALS~1\Temp\torax.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tiger] C:\DOCUME~1\Johan\LOCALS~1\Temp\Vampire Bloodlines no cd exe.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [YgFGWAov] C:\PROGRA~1\VQSWWQ~1\XXSPSS~1.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bUVJYw1w] C:\PROGRA~1\VQSVTT~1\SWXVVR~1.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bkFGQAov] C:\PROGRA~1\VQSUPQ~1\ROQUOR~1.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [LogiSPSetupNeedReboot] rundll32.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [micore] \program files\micore\runc.exeO4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exeO6 - HKCU\Software\Policies... Read more

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I thought that I would post as I have seen some software posts for invisible Web Surfing and I wondered what Alpha shield really does?

We use it at work at the request of management. We are XP, OS sp2 and are hi speed and have a router each and the Alpha Shield. The large company that looks after our computers did a test and it showed the Ports all in stealth and so I wondered under what concept this devise works and whether it is really good to use as they have given me one along with a router to use at home as I do take work home and do it on my notebook.

I really would appreciate comments. I should say that we have other security programs and have never had problems with our work computers, malware, viruses or other nasties!

I hope to hear from someone regarding this inquiry, thankyou.
 

A:Alpha Shield?

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I just found this [link] and decided to post it. FireFox's 3.7 Alpha 5 lets you throw your tabs on the top of the browser window, right below the title bar, like Chrome. I've been wanting Mozilla to do that for a while now. xD

A:FireFox 3.7 Alpha

It's looking good so far, but they really need to remove the title bar for it to be on par w/ Chrome. Tabs on top AND flush w/ top of screen when maximized is what makes the feature great in Chrome (allows less precise clicking, if you're like me & don't switch tabs using key shortcuts).

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I receive a message: "Alpha shader failed validate" when I try to play "Pac-man adventures in time" I dont know what an alpha shader is or what it is even related to: video or audio or what. I have contacted support for the game and done everything he requested and still I get the message. Please tell me what it is and what I can do to play this game. Has anyone ever heard of an alpha shader?
 

A:Alpha Shader

It's for your video

Best bet would be to get the latest drivers and install for you video card then reinstall directx from microsoft
 

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Opera web browser | Opera 11
Opera Extensions

A:Opera 11.0 Alpha out

testing also.

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has been released and is very stable so far
list of changes and d/load here
http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog...-alpha-is-here

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next step - Microsoft Windows 8 pre alpha build 7304 code name midori

A:windows 8 pre alpha

say what?
are you BS us?

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What is meant by alpha channel??
 

A:Alpha channel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_channel
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/A/alpha_channel.html

And Welcome to the TSG forum
 

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If any of you want to try out what may or may not be the build we say on the 22nd, here you go.
Interface updates seem to include aero integration (and other windows 7 integration things), shadows, animations, and transparency. There are private tabs also with bright green tab text.


Download: http://magyaropera.info/Programok/Op...0_20192_in.msi

A:Opera 10.5 (pre-alpha) is here!

I'll wait till the 22nd release from Opera themselves thanks.

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We use Alpha 5 v.4 as a database for our mailing list. If we upgrade to a PC with Windows 8 can we still use the same version of Alpha 5 or will we need to upgrade?
 

A:Alpha Five version 4

probably best to talk to the company or post a request on their forum
http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/alphaforum/

What windows version is it currently running on ?

windows 8 does have a compatibility mode
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/older-programs-compatible-version-windows
 

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just got myself an Alpha lcd display to put in my pc to make it look nice and display info on what my pc is up to....installing it was easy but nothing on it is working it dose light up and all that stuff but when it comes to displaying info like core clock/phys memory/cpu temps/
and all that it dosent show anything......any info on how to set this thing up would be great as it didnt come with any instructions book at all....all it tells me is on the winamp screen...is winamp not found(what ever winamp is?) another thing it tells me is monitoring thru shared memory is disabled...how do i enable it? anyone have the know how ?
 

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For some reason, after choosing a png, psd or tga that has the alpha channel enabled after saving, it doesn't appear once the texture is chosen when applying it on a surface in the material editor.

I can preview the textures in programs like windows fax/photo viewer and it shows as transparent, but is either white or grey fill in when placed in max.

Is there something else I must do to make it show through? In the viewer it would show as a mostly white texture, instead of the metal grate it's supposed to be.
 

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Hello all,

Looking to try and convert this alpha logo to DST but i cant seem to find any converters. Is there any programs out there? or anyone that can help me convert this?

Thank you!
 

A:Alpha Logo to DST?

Hi and welcome to TSG, there are some fairly expensive commercial programs that will do the conversion as well as some free or inexpensive ones that require a lot more user interaction to get good results. A search through some older posts in our "Digital Photography & Imaging" forum will find discussions on both types.

Due to copyright issues, this web site no longer permits members converting graphics files to DST files for other members.
https://forums.techguy.org/threads/requests-for-dst-file-conversions-please-read.1116354/
 

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Hi,I'm new here so I hope I'm doing this right. For the past month or so my virus protection keeps "finding and blocking" alpha cleaner. I've tried everything to get rid of this <expletive> program to no avail. I think I finally found the problem in my registry. There's a folder there "Legacy alfa claner" or something similar and no matter what I try, it will NOT delete. If someone could help me get rid of this program I'd be forever greatful. The virus protection blocks it at LEAST 100 times a day. Here is my Hijack log.Thanks in advance,SharLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:21:20 AM, on 3/29/2006Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\mcafee.com\personal firewall\MPfTray.exeC:\Program Files\mcafee.com\antivirus\oasclnt.exeC:\Program Files\mcafee.com\antivirus\mcvsescn.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1141171544\... Read more

A:!@#$% Alpha Cleaner

Hi there and welcome to Bleeping Computer ! As you may have noticed already, the forums are very busy at the moment and i have noticed your log has gone unanswered so far!We look at the oldest logs first, and we were wondering that if you still need help, please start by posting a new HijackThis log in this topic and i will then be able to take a look!Thanks very much David

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When loading game i get a err that states bad module and will close game.tried turning off fullscreen mode on windows 10 and updated all drives for rx 580 no luck
 

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http://www.wolframalpha.com/There is a new search engine out. It supposedly will get right to the best answer for your search. Gotta warn you, though. If your ego is easily deflated...stay away.Here's what happened. I followed the suggestion on testing out the search engine and entered a date. I chose December 7, 1941 (Japan declareswar on USA and attacks Pearl Harbor) and got the response "Did you meanSeptember 7, 1941?" OK, I gave it another shot. Entered my birth date. Got the response "No siginificantevent for that date". See what I mean? This search engine is out to destroyfragile egos. If you are already suffering from low self esteem, stay away. Don'teven go there. If you are a budding or in full bloom mathematican or scientist, you may want to check out what it has to offer. As luck would have it, a news article on it popped up this morning. BBC - dot.life http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/

A:Wolfram Alpha Might Dis You

The results it gives is sometimes useful.

But how did it know my location? I looked up my birthday and it also reported what was the sunrise and sunset of my current location on that day.

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I have a small wireless network and i set encryption to WPA instead of WEP for tighter security but I kept having problems with a couple of the pc's not going online and at other times all 4 didn't find each other. I tried WEP but it's not as safe as WPA and it didn't work well either. I heard of a product called Alpha Shield. I checked it out and bought it. Now, it's a firewall, blocks all 3rd party pop-ups, makes your pc invisible to hackers, stops MS Blast, My Doom and similar worms and has 100% guaranteed security. With everything it does, isn't my wireless network as safe as it would be if I had WEP or WPA encryption working?
Thanks,Jim
 

A:Alpha Shield

No. Alphashield is simply protecting the PC's, not the wireless network itself. Without WEP/WPA, anyone can get on your wireless network and connect to the internet through your router. ie. you're providing essentially free internet access to anyone within about 100 feet of your house.

If you don't care, then you're fine with just using that product.

FWIW, I don't think the problem you were experiencing was a WPA/WEP problem. I'd guess it may have been a shared key problem, or some other firewall (XP's built in firewall?) problem.
 

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Has anyone ran this yet?

I haven't ran it on Windows yet, but I did run it on my Powerbook G4, I'm very impressed with it. Really the only differences between 9.6 and 10a is the rendering engine, but it seems to be significantly faster. I used to use Opera as my primary browser for any OS, and have since about 2000, but a few months ago I dropped Opera for Safari on my mac because Opera was just too slow and giving me a pinwheel at times I didn't think it should.

I did delete every bit of Opera 9 before installing Opera 10, so some of my speed increase maybe attributed to a fresh set of settings/preferences...

Was just wondering if anyone else has given Opera 10 a shot yet and what they think.

You can get it here: http://www.opera.com/browser/next/
They are of course clamining its much faster ect. And it does pass the Acid 3 test, which is somewhat cool.
 

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I am randomly getting this online scanner.
I have blocked (added to my restricted sites) the addresses it seems to be coming from:
http://*.09computerquickscan.com
http://*.mycomputerscan17.com
http://www.w3.org

It just keeps coming back with a new address.

I have attached hijackthis log.

I have deleted cookies and temp files several times.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
 

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I am not sure if this is the right place to put this but here it is. I just need to know if this is a good graphics card to get for gaming. Thanks!
 

A:Questions about 8800GT alpha dog

Probably not, its a decent card but its pretty old, back from 2007. If you're buying a graphics card you should be buying a new model, used graphics cards are generally a bad investment.

What kind of games are you looking to play? My suggestion if you're going to be gaming is to get no less than a Geforce GTX 550 Ti or a Radeon HD 6770, and considerably better depending if want to play the latest games at the highest settings.
 

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Quote:
Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1, the first development step in the way for Firefox 3.6 (code named Namoroka), targeted for later this year.
One of the main themes in this release is making Firefox feel snappier to the user: whether you are launching it, opening a new tab, a sidebar, there is a difference on whether the action is done fast and perceived fast.


more..

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A:Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1 review

That has actually been out since June 3rd. I generally avoid alpha editions because they usually completely change in beta and are generally unstable.

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Hi,

I have been running this 8800GT Alpha Dog (factory OC'd) for some time now and it has been fine.

I did have some problems with it when I first got it (the same problem I am having now) and after quite a bit of investigation the general concensus appeared to indicate a heat problem with some 8800GT when it got over 75 degrees. So, I bought a ThermalRight HR-03 heatsink and fan to put on it and it worked fine.

Occasionally, when gaming (so it is when under load) it will totally lock up, graphics become distorted and sound loops resulting in me having to hard reset. I believe there isn't much else I can do and on the whole ive found it to be quite a capable card, but I am limited by this problem. As long as turn the graphics settings down a bit it seems to work fine, if I ramp them up (the card still runs a good FPS at the higher settings before it crashes) it will die at some point. This even happens with the side off the case and I have only managed to monitor temps up to around 70 degrees (normally maxes at 50-55 when gaming without crashes).

I am running it off an OCZ 700W PSU, single 12v rail but cant remember the amps off the top of my head.

I am considering changing the card out as I can not seem to get the best out of it, if I do change it I might aswell upgrade a bit. Any thoughts on a reasonable upgrade that isn't going to cost the earth (considering the card is 2 years or so old), looking at under 100 ideally. Either that, or anyone having an... Read more

A:XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog problems

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So I just picked up this beauty and I meet all the requirements for it. But upon installing the card in my harddrive when it gets power my system sounds like it is Screaming! And I get no picture on my monitor. Am now back on my old card but wonder if I am doing something wrong or if anyone else has experienced this problem.
 

A:geforce 8800 gts alpha dog

What is the brand and wattage of your power supply? Actually you need to post your complete computer specs.

I'm assuming you did plug in all the auxiliary power connections to the video card that are required?
 

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Hey everyone,

Just a real simple question. Does anyone have or know where i can download Divx Player 2.0 Alpha from?

I know there are better versions available, but i need this one...

Matt.
 

A:Anyone got Divx Player 2.0 Alpha??

matt choules,

I just ran a number of Google searches to see what I could turn up - there were numerous links which when opened were to Divx 2.6, or which merely opened the gateway to popup heaven

In the event nobody here can offer you a working link you might try these two sites :

http://www.mpegx.com - If need be check their extensive 'Links'.

Alternatively try here :

http://www.dvdrhelp.com

They offer the latest files for download - however click on Forums .. you might find someone who has the file you need and can get it to you.
 

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my dell laptop had a "Alpha Online Scan-..provided by dell" popup. had 11 high and critical item come up. but when clicked the erase infections bar up pops the "file download-security warning" box. the Name is; Alpha-Scan-bc409e-2009-1938.exe, From; mycomputerthreat03.com, type: App.,160kb. Is this for real or just another way to download some other type of malware or viruses?
 

A:alpha online scan

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

I would say that is a rogue software!

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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