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Strange Behavior in IE and Windows Explorer

Q: Strange Behavior in IE and Windows Explorer

For starters, here are the contents of my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:16:41 PM, on 11/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATIDtct.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HPDVD~1\Umbrella\DVDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\comp\hptskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Downloads\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZinw12.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.aroundtownnc.com/default.cfm
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = about:blank
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechGalleryRepair] C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\ISStart.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechImageStudioTray] C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe" /StartedFromRunKey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATI DeviceDetect] C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATIDtct.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Component Manager] "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioDragToDisc] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDTray] C:\PROGRA~1\HPDVD~1\Umbrella\DVDTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDBitSet] C:\PROGRA~1\HPDVD~1\Umbrella\DVDBitSet.exe /NOUI
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UserFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyexpr.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite - {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
O9 - Extra button: ATI TV - {44226DFF-747E-4edc-B30C-78752E50CD0C} - C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\tv\EXPLBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0411.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0411.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.4vendel.org
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.hostdepartment.com
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...b?1093261796196
O16 - DPF: {7B297BFD-85E4-4092-B2AF-16A91B2EA103} (WScanCtl Class) - http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/...nfo/webscan.cab
O16 - DPF: {EB387D2F-E27B-4D36-979E-847D1036C65D} (QDiagHUpdateObj Class) - http://h30043.www3.hp.com/aio/en/check/qdiagh.cab?323
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = RCC_NT.RTI.ORG
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = RCC_NT.RTI.ORG
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = RCC_NT.RTI.ORG
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = RCC_NT.RTI.ORG
O18 - Protocol: cetihpz - {CF184AD3-CDCB-4168-A3F7-8E447D129300} - C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\comp\hpuiprot.dll
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 7.1 with the most curret update reports no problems.

Search and Destroy reports no problems.

AdAware reports no problems.

The problems I am seeing:

My Computer takes a LONG time to exand to show the local drives.

IE takes a LONG time to find a site if I type the address on the menu bar as cnn.com, but will come up quickly if I type http://cnn.com.

In Windows Explorer, clicking SendTo takes a LONG time for the options to appear.

Getting frequent errors (several times an hour):
svchost.ext - Application Error
The instruction at "0x009a6f9a" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "written".

When starting, the message:
To help protect your computer, windows closed this program.
Generic Host Process for Win32 Services

Everything else seems to be working normally. Any help offered will be MOST appreciated!!

- David

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Preferred Solution: Strange Behavior in IE and Windows Explorer

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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.)

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I am having a problem with the way Windows Explorer displays one of my folders. The folder is stored under Documents>Personal. The title of the folder is LETTERS. The folder, until a few days ago, contained a subfolder called "Spain". All letters pertaining to Spain were stored in the subfolder; all other letters were stored by themselves in LETTERS. A few days ago I found all letters that were in the Spain subfolder were now combined with all other letters. The subfolder Spain no longer existed. It took me many hours to get this straightened out. For one thing, I could no longer create a new folder within the LETTERS folder. A computer technician I contacted told me that was because the LETTERS folder was READ-ONLY. Unchecking this property didn't help, so I created another dummy folder to transfer all the files in LETTERS to the dummy folder, delete LETTERS and rename the dummy folder as LETTERS. This apparently solved the problem until today: the subfolder Spain is now gone again and all letters are now combined in one folder. Just out of curiosity I brought up the DOS command and looked in USERS...DOCUMENTS>PERSONAL DOCUMENTS>LETTERS. A dir command showed the SPAIN subdirectory plus all the non-SPAIN letters, exactly the way it should be. My question: why doesn't Windows Explorer show the SPAIN subfolder and why does it combine all letters--SPAIN and non-SPAIN--together?

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For starters, here are the contents of my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:16:41 PM, on 11/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATIDtct.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HPDVD~1\Umbrella\DVDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
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A:Strange IE and Windows Explorer behavior

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I got the problem like this:

from My Computer , I double click driver C , instead of explore the drive C It show the Search Result window!!! . So if i want to explore my drive C , i got to right click it then choose explore from menu !!!! > Please help me solve my problem .

thank you

A:win explorer Strange behavior !

This fix is for Windows XP Home & ProIn the future please state your Operating System when asking for help.We are going to make some registry edits so be sure to backup the registry.Go to:Start>Run>(type) regeditBackup the registry by: 1 - Highlight My Computer by clicking on it once. 2 - Click File (Windows XP) or Registry (Windows 2000), then Export Registry File. 3 - Select export range All; to ensure your entire registry is backed up completely. 4 - Select where you would like to save this backup, name the File, and Click on the SAVE button.Then:Locate this Key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellRight Click Default (right side)>Click Modify>(type) none in the box>Click OK>Close the Registry Edit>Restart

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Ok, I'm relatively new at the whole computer thing and I know, "What took you so long?"

I have Windows XP but just recently, when I try to open Internet Explorer, it may take a few attempts before it opens.(ya' know the hourglass expires before anything happens) However, when I log off, ending program task panel opens, then ending program iexplore.exe opens and keeps opening for the amount of times I tried to open internet explorer.
This leads me to believe that it in fact opened somewhere but not anywhere I can see it. Also on occasion, the task panel will turn blue for quite sometime when I close out an open window.
I tried searching for an answer to this problem but to no avail, so any advice here would be most appreciated.
 

A:Internet Explorer's strange behavior

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Recently I've been having trouble closing Internet Explorer successfully. Oftentimes I'll get a very suspicious error window that says "closing this window may cause serious problems." Generally when that happens I'll end the process via Task Manager rather than clicking on anything on the error window. I'm a bit paranoid that I may be infected with a key-logger of some type and I'd very much like to keep my online accounts secured. Once I've gotten the all clear from you guys I plan on creating new strong passwords for all my accounts. It seems like I haven't seen the problem since installing the latest Windows Updates recently (including the latest malware removal tool) but I thought I'd ask the pros just to be safe rather than sorry. Thanks for any assistance you can provide. Here are the logs I've created so far per your instructions:
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Shane at 10:13:48.70 on Tue 09/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1410 [GMT -7:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
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A:Malware causing strange Internet Explorer behavior

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.My name is km2357 and I will be helping you to remove any infection(s) that you may have.I will be giving you a series of instructions that need to be followed in the order in which I give them to you.If for any reason you do not understand an instruction or are just unsure then please do not guess, simply post back with your questions/concerns and we will go through it again.Please do not start another thread or topic, I will assist you at this thread until we solve your problems.Lastly the fix may take several attempts and my replies may take some time but I will stick with it if you do the same.Sorry for the delay in replying, the forum is very busy. If you still need help, please post a fresh DDS Log

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I hope someone can help me work this out, it's driving me crazy!
I'll try to explain it in as few words as possible!
There is a website we need to access on which we're having trouble getting some of the buttons to display.  In short it works when the internet zone is set to "Medium" but not when it's "Medium-High" (I have added it to trusted sites
but in properties it shows as "Unknown Zone (Mixed)" so seems to use the "Internet Zone" settings.)
I am trying to track down which security setting is causing the issue.  To do this my plan was to make a note of all the settings that differ between Medium and Medium-High.  However if I set it to medium-high and manually change all the settings
to be identical to medium it still doesn't work... yet if I use the "Reset to: Medium" option at the bottom it does work!  This doesn't make any sense to me.
Are there other hidden stetting affected by the "Reset to" option that I can't change manually.
Any help would really be appreciated!  Thanks!

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I did some research on the Web and found a solution to a problem I was having saving power schemes on my notebook computer. Basically, you have to go into Windows Power Options, select a custom power scheme that you created, delete it, and then save a new power scheme using a different name. Problem solved!

There is still a problem that I have not solved, however. I am running Windows XP Service Pack 2 with all the current updates and patches on my DELL Inspiron 5100 notebook computer. I am having a problem saving desktop themes. Also, I cannot delete any desktop themes that I have created!

As to my problem saving desktop themes on my notebook computer, I did a little poking around in the registry. I did a registry search as "Themes" and found this registry address:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\*

Also, the \Themes sub-directory under the OpenSaveMRU sub-directory.

In both places, there were several desktop themes listed, with keys a through h, as well as an "OpenSaveMRU list" key that read something like "aedcbfgh," which I presume is the order of the themes themselves.

I tried deleting all these keys in both places (all the information in the right side of the registry editor), keeping the "OpenSaveMRU" directory and sub-directories intact, then re-booting and trying to save a Desktop Theme again. Still no luck!

It is interesting to note that after doing this regist... Read more

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Hi guys,

OK, first i'll admin i'm a bit of an old f'rt having used Windows and DOS since not long after fire was invented, but the fluoride dumping may be getting to my brain, as I cannot figure out why DOS is behaving this way....

At a DOS prompt, I should always be able to see the current directory, but something seems to be magically changing me to C:\windows\system32 instead (and back again! Hobbits beware!)

I noticed this sometime recently when I was getting a directory list of files and somehow it magically changed directories. I have to say I know this was not the normal behavior, but cannot attribute any changes on the PC to this problem.

In the attached picture you see I was in the C:\bin folder and performed a dos DIR command when low and behold I get a list of file (file not found in this case) for the c:\windows\system32 folder instead.
I change directory (CD) back to C:\bin and think to myself, strange... what if I just press enter?
Low and behold, pressing enter has the strange behavior of toggling me between these two folders.

WHAT THE Fine operating environment is going on here? SOMETHING needs to be fixed.

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

UPDATE: This only seems to happen when I configure properties to specify my "start in" directory of C:\bin

A:Strange DOS behavior on Windows 7 - what's all this then?

bump. Yes I have checked for usual suspects. No viruses found.

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Its been app 15-16 months since 1st stable Win 10 released. In this time period, I have faced a strange Win 10 behavior 3 times.

I dont know what triggers the behavior? No Windows Updates were there.

The strange behavior happened 3 times.
2 times - When I restarted the system, I got "Windows is getting ready, Dont turn off your system". The process took app 30-40 mins. After restart, Win 10 was back to default i.e all my data, programs were intact BUT Win 10 layout i.e every options/settings/Win 10 look was back to default i.e like you have just installed Win 10.

3rd time was today - I restarted the system & got "Windows is getting ready, Dont turn off your system". The process took app 30-40 mins. BUT this time, after restart, the system was like it was before the process i.e I dont notice any changes.

Any info on this?
 

A:Windows 10 Strange Behavior

sounds like it could be something as simple as rebuilding the MBR,
have you tried that ? It could be that that is where the bug is.
If you don't know the MBR commands just google them but resetting
and rebuilding the MBR is easy and safe. I would try it seeing it takes
about 5min to do and see if that clears it up ?
 

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Hello I'm having some very frustrating issues with my Dell Inspiron laptop. Most of my problem comes from using programs that uses audio or plays any sound at all. I have 2 very annoying issues and i'll describe them the best way I can.

First I have a problem with typing. When I type anything, even as I type this message now, the characters delay to show up on screen. Sometimes I can type a full sentence then stop, and actually see the letters come in one by one and sometimes suddenly catch up to my typing. I have tried reinstalling the driver for my keyboard, checking for the "PCMService" process, and have done system restore quite a few times but no luck. I have no idea why my pc is doing this.

My second issue is much more frustrating. I know that most pc's will once in a while have an issue with a program or windows itself not responding, but my pc seems to do this only when im not playing music or any audio. When windows stops responding, it feels like it only affects programs that play sound such as Internet Explorer or Windows Media Player. When I open a program that uses no sound at all, it works fine. I feel like I have to open up Media Player or iTunes and play a song as soon as windows starts to keep windows from freezing up. I try task manager to end the non-responding program and it stays there. I have tried reinstalling the sound driver (sigmatel audio) and updating it from dell support but still no luck.

Please help!!

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A:Strange Windows Behavior

Hello and welcome to TSF.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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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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Please refer to my original post per Cryptodan. Here's link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic383909.html

As I was running the GMER program PC Tools must have been running in the background. I thoughtI had it disabled but it poped up and said it cleaned 7 infections while GMER was running. I hope this did not screw with the log I just generated. If you need the PC Tools log (if I can get one) I will send it also if you let me know you want it.

Thanks so much for the help!
Roger

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Roger White at 14:03:52.09 on Wed 03/09/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1237 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled*
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Security\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
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Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We 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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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I just re-installed Windows 7 Home Edition x64 and I'm experiencing a strange problem. After a certain amount of time (hard to gauge) the refresh stops working properly. You can drag something to the desktop or a folder but it won't show until you manually do a refresh. Same thing with deleting a file, or creating a text file. It just doesn't disappear or appear without a refresh. At the same time, if you try to do a shutdown the system hangs and you have to manually hit the reset or power button.

Does anyone know why this is happening and how to resolve it? It's very annoying, and since it's a brand new install (only a week old) I really don't want to re-install all over again. Any help is appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Strange Behavior

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I have a Windows 8 Professional machine that is acting very strange. The owner has no discernment when downloading or running programs, spends a LOT of time on Facebook, etc. and the PC just doesn't act right. Symantec Endpoint is throwing error messages (mslldp.sys has been prevented from running). His Excel doesn't detect that files have changed and just closes. Yesterday the time in the system tray stopped updating, his video stops responding...etc.

I KNOW it has to do with something he's done to the PC. The hardware is brand new. But I've scanned it with the latest Spybot, Malwarebytes, and Microsoft Antiwpyware tools and found nothing. Symantec also turned up nothing. I've got Windows 8 on an identical machine and I have no trouble with mine so I know he's gone and corrupted or infected something.

From what I've read- ComboFix isn't ready for Windows 8 yet so I'm unsure of what else to run.

Appreciate any help anyone can provide.

A:Windows 8 - Strange Behavior

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Butt... Read more

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This is so weird. My windows 7 has been doing the strangest things. The first thing I noticed was when I created a folder and it wouldn't show up unless I exited the current folder and reopened it. Sometimes I can't click on anything. For example, I right click to copy and it just flashes then closes. Logging off and back on temporarily solves the problem but then it starts happening again after a while.
This type of thing happens a lot. When it wont let me click on anything, I press the windows key to open the start menu, then everything works okay for a few seconds. When i use ctrl for anything like cntrl + f to find something, the start menu opens.
At first I thought w7 was doing it on purpose because my copy of windows has detected itself as not genuine (even though it is - this is a known issue with microsoft) But there are other unexplainable behaviors. For example my bios screen has changed from a graphic version to a text version, and I really have no way of explaining that. Another seriously strange thing is that it was occasionally failing at the boot screen and restarting itself over and over without booting. Installing a copy of linux on another partition and reinstalling the bootloader temporarily fixed this problem until it happened again, but fortunately it hasn't happened in a while. I've heard there are boot-sector viruses so that concerns me. I really am in need of some help from a pro and I'd appeciate it a lot.
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A:Seriously strange behavior Windows 7

 
Let's look for malware and other unwanted applications:
 
 Install and run MBAM
Information about MBAM: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-malwarebytes-anti-malware-tutorial
If this scan has been done, please post the the log into your next reply.
 

  Running TDSSKiller to obtain log
 
Note: Don't cure or delete a threat, but choose skip for all instead.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

In the Additional options: Check Detect TDLFS file system
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

Choose for all threats to Skip for all of them.
Click Continue
Please post the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)
===================================================
 
  Please download and scan with the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool from one of the following links and save it to your desktop.
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Be sure to print out and read the instructions provided in:
How to Install Kaspersky Virus Removal ToolHow to launch computer autoscan in Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
Double-click the setup file (i.e. setup_11.0.0.1245x11_2012_18-23_13_03.exe) to install the utility.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.... Read more

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I'm using Vista Basic x64 and some messages that have downloaded into Windows Mail, even ones from a few days ago, are not showing the message in the preview pane after initially showing it when it first downloaded. It's like it's disappearing on it's own. I'm getting that "Message cannot be found" error.

What's even stranger is that sometimes, by playing around with the message or maybe moving it to another folder it does appear, then it disappears again, all on it's own!

Maybe it's time to switch to Thunderbird!
 

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Hi,

I'm running Windows XP Pro with three user accounts. Two accounts don't have a logon password and one does. What I have been experiencing lately, after an expensive virus cleanup from Norton which cost me $100, is that the two user accounts without passwords are prompted for a password and leaving the password field blank doesn't work. The account with a password has a password that doesn't work anymore. I have to reboot/power down and the system is back to normal and the accounts behave normally. When the virus was cleaned, I ran sfc /scannow. I'm also running Kaspersky Internet Security(KIS) 7.0. I don't if KIS has something to do with it. Currently, my computer is virus free.

Thanks for any replies.

vb_bn

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I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 on my main PC. Before that my sound was fine. Now, I get 'zaps', pulses of intense static, whenever I (for instance) play a system sound - usually at the beginning or end, but nor precisely repeatable.

I moved my speakers from my sound card to the motherboard audio, and I get the same behavior. So I don't think this is hardware-related; if it were electrical noise I would have heard it before the Windows reinstall, and if it were driver related (for the sound card) I wouldn't hear it through the motherboard audio. I've updated all drivers anyway.

I did reinstall various codecs, but that seems to have had no effect at all.

If I use, say, Windows Media Player, I hear the little zaps at various times; perhaps at low audio levels, but I think mainly at the border between songs. It kind of feels like some startup transient, but I can't be sure of that. All the internet searching I've done hasn't led to much - mainly because most problems/solutions seem to be (say) sound-card specific.

The machine is a 64-bit CyberPowerPC, Windows 7 has all it's updates, all the drivers should be the newest stable drivers, there are no other problems with the machine. I've played with pretty much all the sound settings I can to try to get things to work - I don't think it's a clipping problem, for instance, as I've set the output levels to be fairly low.

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A:Strange sound behavior w/Windows 7

Praying for your computer. Also, have you had a gohst hunter check it out? sorry Im of no use. WAIT, powered external speakers? maybe just maybe a new power cord for them? off chance?
 

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Hi
please sit well on your chair:
IN LOGON SCREEN, WINDOWS TYPES USERNAME & PASSWORD AND ENTERS ONE OF 2 ACCOUNTS AUTOMATICALLY !!!

It started since i installed CyberCaf'e Pro client and remobed it

What is CyberCaf'e Pro?
When you enter cybercaf'e for computer use -
There is this "master" computer which the receptionist is sitting at, and a bunch of "user" computers (for customers). The user computers are normally locked - kinda like screensaver and no user input allowed. The only way to use them is to activate them via the master computer. So when you go to the cybercafe and tell the receptionist you want to use a PC, she uses the master pc to unlock one of the user PCs for your use. The user pc, on purpose, automatically enters to the account it is installed on, to prevent you using other accounts When your time is up, you go to pay and leave, and the receptionist re-locks the computer.
The problem:
although i removed the client, restart follows me straight to the account which CyberCaf'e Pro client was installed on. When i changed the account password - i get password mismach. Something still types username & password.
How can i roll back? system restore, unfortunately, was disabled in installation

A:Strange windows behavior. experts please!

I presume you only removed the client software from the client PC. Were you able to remove the software from the master PC as well?

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I run Vista Basic x64. I've been having having this intermittent problem for the last few weeks with Windows Mail. Every now and then, when I open it up to check my mail, any messages that I had previously saved in folders I created, are gone. The title of them is still there but there's no message body, just "Message cannot be found"

Also today, and I'm sure this is tied into whatever is going on, when I opened up Windows Mail, it just immediately said "no messages" without even checking the server. I thought this was odd and opened up accounts and saw that there were none in there, so I had to re-enter everything.

Maybe it's time to switch to the new Eudora!
 

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I recently built a new computer and installed Windows 7 Home Premium. I installed several ancillary programs and everything was working great, until, I attempted to use an older Nikon Camera, a D70. Home Premium didn't recognize the camera or the data files, they were too old. As I was researching what to do, I discovered that Windows 7 Enterprise and Professional have the ability to recognize RAW files in many digital cameras. I work at a state government institution where I have free access to Windows 7 Enterprise. Cool, thinks I. I update to Enterprise.

Miracle, I plug in the Nikon and the Windows Explorer goes right to the camera, photos available, life is good...except for one single program I am unable to make work at all now.

Blue Iris, by Foscam, is a security camera software. I purchased it because I purchased several Foscam cameras and figured the software to control them from the same manufacturer seemed like a good idea. It worked like a charm after I finally figured out all the little idiosyncrasies.

Since updating to Enterprise, I haven't been able to get the program to open at all. I uninstalled the program, then re-installed from the disc, still same problem. So I uninstall again and go online and download the latest from Blue Iris, exact same result.

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A:Windows 7 Enterprise x 64 strange behavior

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Timboty


I recently built a new computer and installed Windows 7 Home Premium. I installed several ancillary programs and everything was working great, until, I attempted to use an older Nikon Camera, a D70. Home Premium didn't recognize the camera or the data files, they were too old. As I was researching what to do, I discovered that Windows 7 Enterprise and Professional have the ability to recognize RAW files in many digital cameras. I work at a state government institution where I have free access to Windows 7 Enterprise. Cool, thinks I. I update to Enterprise.

Miracle, I plug in the Nikon and the Windows Explorer goes right to the camera, photos available, life is good...except for one single program I am unable to make work at all now.

Blue Iris, by Foscam, is a security camera software. I purchased it because I purchased several Foscam cameras and figured the software to control them from the same manufacturer seemed like a good idea. It worked like a charm after I finally figured out all the little idiosyncrasies.

Since updating to Enterprise, I haven't been able to get the program to open at all. I uninstalled the program, then re-installed from the disc, still same problem. So I uninstall again and go online and download the latest from Blue Iris, exact same result.

When I double click the icon, the BI windows opens and immediately a "Windows has encountered a problem and the ... Read more

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Hello.
Since about two days I have been experiencing a strange windows behavior while starting the system.
When powering the PC up, it goes through the post operations fine.
Then, it gets to the windows loading screen, the one with the colored lights orbiting.

The problem is that, when the logon screen should light up, i get a black screen. The display acts like it hasn't got an input signal (switching between digital and analog several times, then powering down; power led blinking).

The system stays in this state for about 90-100 seconds, then the logon screen appears and everything works fine.

I was wondering if I need to start worrying about some hardware which may be failing, or if it is something in the windows startup process that is creating trouble.

I can say that I went through the event logs, and there are no errors. In the system ones, there is only a strangely long time (abt two mins) between the kernel-cpu events and the "plug and play service running" one. The nvidia display driver seems to be working fine.

Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Mark

A:Strange behavior on windows startup

Did you make any changes to Windows lately? New Updates or any new program installs? PCs tend to get bloated over time- mine is similar in that W7 takes about 3-5 minutes to boot now due to bloat and age(my XP computer takes less than 30 seconds to boot)

Might not hurt to run a test on your hard drive's health, in case sectors are going bad, plus some malware scans and maybe some RAN tests. Go through your startup processes and see if anything new/unusual has been added lately.

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Hello everyone,

I'v got a ASUS N73SV laptop on which i upgraded 3 months ago from Windows7 to W10
From now I had no special issues with it, but since 2 days my computer has a abnormal behavior at startups, and depending the startup mode:

- When I shutdown it 'normally', at the next reboot Windows startups normally BUT at any applications, I have NO right*click menu allowable (it looks like it loads it but it stops as quickly).
No way to use the computer normally, no copy/paste allowable (eg. a Google search), not possible to type some admin commands in DOS huhhu...
Nothing could could be done normally
- When I restart it (related button 'restart' / hard reboot (!)), before the W10 startup the BIOS prompts me on what disk I want to startup (the laptop got intially 2 disks and 1 DVD device).
I have to choose one otherwhise nothing happens.
I then choose the first disk (default on), Windows 10 startups normally and I DON'T have the right-click issue with a normal startup (see above for a description). All the computer is fine and could be normally used

I've looked for a malware (malware bytes), virus (avast), adw cleaner. Nothing found
Ran Wise Disk Cleaner. nothing better after
Did a system restore before the last Windows update schedule 3 das before. Same behavior.
Did a SFC /SCANNOW then a DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth. Nothing found
No specific event in the Windows10 logs....
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A:Strange Windows 10 behavior at startup

Hi, I note
"the BIOS prompts me on what disk I want to startup (the laptop got intially 2 disks and 1 DVD device).
I have to choose one otherwise nothing happens."

I would guess your second disk may in the past have had an OS on it, and you may have to examine its characteristics in diskmgmt.msc.

Please post a screenshot as follows:
Windows key + R to open the run box
Type
diskmgmt.msc

and post a screenshot of that.

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If you remove the second disk, does your PC boot normally?
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Finally if not, as you've tried system restore unsuccessfully, I would first

Check your hard disk.
From an admin command prompt (I'll assume you can open one else research how as I'm not sure which route is limited for you)
run
chkdsk C: /F

If clear, then try a very good repair technique, one of the best features of Win 10 (I think):
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

This
- keeps all your programs and most settings
- creates Windows.old
- can take a long time, depending on your hardware (it's virtually a Windows installation)
- turns off system restore
- means you have to redo Win updates from November (perhaps total 3 or so)
- may mean you have to set up or Wifi connection again (if you have Wifi)

It's very useful to keep a bootable version of Win 10 for this and other reasons.

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After the latest update from WSE (today, 6, July) WSE will not start up it's window, either from the taskbar pinned icon, or, by asking the file to open.

I have checked with the "troubleshooter" and no problems are listed.

Checking system security, states that everything is fine.

To repeat, nothing seems to open the WSE window, even tho' my system says everything is okay.

All the files are there, seen by checking with explorer.

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

Plus, any advice appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Windows Security Essentials, Strange Behavior

start taskmanager and check if it?s already running.

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Hi All

I am experiencing a weird issue on an XP machine I use for work.

Despite having the windows taskbar 'locked', all my apps open up with their minimise/maximise/close buttons hidden behind this taskbar.

I am one of those who choose to locate the taskbar at the top of the screen rather than on the bottom.

So, if I want to move an app, or resize the window - quite simply, I can't do this without first moving the system taskbar to the left or right position - which then gives me access to the top bar of any running application. I can then access and thus move/adjust the application position.

Does anyone know why I might be experiencing this weird behavior and if so, how I reset it back to default please?

I have tried turning the machine off and restarting - to no avail.

Many thanks all.
 

A:Strange behavior in XP - apps are behind windows taskbar

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Hi folks, I am starting to suspect the presence of malware on my machine, due to some odd behavior of Windows Update, as well as issues with the Action Center.  If I look at my Update History, it will give a blank list and perpetually state "You have not tried to install any updates".  However, if I instead look at my "Installed Updates" list, it will show many older items.  
 
When I start the Windows Update Troubleshooter, it will return a message stating it found and repaired a problem with update ("Potential Windows Update Database error detected 0x80070490"), but the behavior of Windows Update doesn't change (and the troubleshooter will re-find the same problem each time re-run).
 
Norton 360, Norton's Bootable Recovery Tool, Windows Defender Offline, Malwarebytes, and ESET's online scanner all give a clean bill of health.  Any suggestions on how to proceed, short of a format and re-install?
 
 
 

A:Win8 x64 - Windows Update strange behavior

Click on startmenu and type
 
cmd
 
RIght click on it and select run as administrator and run these commands
 
net stop wuauserv
ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
net start wuauserv
 
Try to update again

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Hi.In Windows 7, clicking on Network tab now shows as this image below in attachment:Computers: shows computer name (opening it accesses Users shared folder).Media devices: shows when I open windows media player (but "Media streaming options" is disabled in Network and Sharing Center).Network Infrastructure: shows modem name (opening it accesses modem page).How to turn this off again to see what I always had when clicking on Network tab: This computer is not connected to a network. Click to connect.Please any help is appreciated.

A:Windows 7 strange behavior. Network created on its own.

not 100% sure it will get it back to what you use to see ,but for the most part I think if you right click onnetwork and choose remove network drive it will change back

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Hai, members,

I have a Belinea B.Book 2.1, I installed windows 7 home premium 32 bits, started windows update and
set it to automatic download and install updates.
Wel, there's the problem, it won't download any update. Driver booster to update the drivers for the system
works OK! Installing google chrome OK! AVG Free installed OK! Checked all the services that need to be running or are in the state mamual and started.

Question though, does anybody have a clou what's going on here ??

To try out if the problem exists with windows 7 home premium 64 bits, I installed it and bingo after the installation started windows update and the updates keep coming in about 200 of them !

regards,

ceesdk

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Windows 7, 64 bit

I think this started the other day when I accidentally dislodged the power cable to my hard drive (I don't have the side back on my tower yet ). I had to do a repair which sort of fixed the problems I caused, but not quite. Now my mouse only intermittently works. Sometimes I'll be able to minimize/maximize/close windows, click in text entry windows, click on buttons... (in other words, normal behavior), then, without warning, the mouse will be unable to do any of the above. I can still navigate between windows with alt-tab and tab and enter works sometimes to activate buttons, but the mouse has no effect on text entry windows, buttons... I have to ctrl-alt-del and the mouse usually will work there to restart the computer. I ran a Malwarebytes scan and scanned my whole system for viruses (Panda AV Free). I did a checkdisk, tried to repair with the Windows 7 disk. I am working to back up my computer because I fear I will have to reformat. Is there anything else I should try before getting that drastic? I'm pretty sure it's not a mouse issue (like dead battery or something) because the mouse moves around the screen, clicking the button just has no effect. Sometimes if I wait a few minutes it will start responding normally for a few minutes.

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Hai, members,

I have a Belinea B.Book 2.1, I installed windows 7 home premium 32 bits, started windows update and
set it to automatic download and install updates.
Wel, there's the problem, it won't download any update. Driver booster to update the drivers for the system
works OK! Installing google chrome OK! AVG Free installed OK! Checked all the services that need to be running or are in the state mamual and started.

Question though, does anybody have a clou what's going on here ??

To try out if the problem exists with windows 7 home premium 64 bits, I installed it and bingo after the installation started windows update and the updates keep coming in about 200 of them !

regards,

ceesdk

A:Strange behavior windows 7 home premium

No I didn't have an issue with updates on the 32bit version. Do you have errors in checksur.log? Did you install Service Pack 1 okay? Try running Microsofts system Update Readiness Tool & that may fix it.

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I've been using WLM ver. 9 for many years, but some functions, like the "undo" arrow, ceased working. So I just installed WLM 12. Strange thing happened to the Contacts; not all, but 98% of my contacts appear 3 times. I.e., there are two duplicates for every contact. When I open the Contacts folder, only one address exists there for each contact.

I started deleting the 2 duplicates, but I run a small business off this computer and have ~600 addresses in the Contacts folder. Now I have 1800 (!!), so I have to delete 12oo of them. That will quickly give me "typers cramp", so I'm wondering if there's any way to make WLM show only one address for each person. And, of course, the main question is why is WLM showing 3 of almost everybody???

P.S. Just observed another unexplainable thing. If I go to create a new e-mail and click "To:", the address list has NO duplicates. Only see the dups when I open Contacts from the WLM mail window. ??????????
 

A:Strange behavior - Windows Live Mail

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So I really didn't know how to get a better title for this issue I have and it's started bothering me. I'll describe the symptoms:

- WinRAR drag&drop not working. Access Denied error, basically cannot write to temp folder
- some apps cannot update, such as Opera
- some files are asking again and again for permission to be ran, even though I have unchecked "Always ask before opening this file". Message is "Publisher couldn't be verified etc." Might be unrelated.

I can obviously solve these issues by running Opera or WinRAR as administrator, but I have installed Win 7 quite a few times ago, this behavior is not normal.

Can you help me bringing things back to normal?
Thanks.

A:Windows 7 strange security level-related behavior

Have you ran all your security software, e.g. Spyware/Anti-Virus/Malware? Have you tried running a sfc/scannow to check for and possibly repair any corrupted system files? SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
How long ago did this start? Do you have a system restore point you could use and have you tried it?

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Hello All,
 
A while back, probably about a month ago, my computer got infected. After some work, and frustration I was able to clean it up by running MBAM. I believe it was similar to the Smart Security or Security Defender virus. I thought I lost all files, but turns out they were just set to hidden. I went through both sets of instructions again, MBAM did not find anything.
 
The issue is, programs that were installed when the computer got infected are not able to run. I had Firefox and Chrome installed, neither would run after I got it cleaned up. Internet Explorer would run. I was using Microsoft Security Essentials for AV. After cleaning up, it was not able to connect to download new updates.
 
I downloaded Avast after that, and was able to receive new updates, so I've been using that. I've tried to install Google Chrome and it's still the same behavior. It will not launch.
 
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
- Rachel

A:Windows 7 SP1, strange behavior after removing some sort of virus

    Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters


Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file system.  Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now


Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue


Click Reboot computerPlease post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply===================================================aswMBR--------------------Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.
Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.If you need help to disable your protection programs see here and here.Double click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.NOTE:... Read more

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Hi guys,
I'm not even completely certain how to describe this problem. My friend has a win 7 system running without trouble (updated antivirus program running).
A month or so ago, he shut down his system while he went for vacation. When he returned, the computer had reverted to a previous time. List a lot of documents, some programs etc. I couldn't find anything wrong. Antivirus scan was negative. No system restore options worked (I tried but each attempt ended in "unable to restore - try another point").
We moved on until yesterday, after completing a marathon MS office word session using Teamviewer to remotely collaborate. Before he could email me the document (we ran a Verizon FiOS optimizer program), the program completed with a reboot. After the reboot, his computer had reverted to a period PRIOR to the last problem time. Ie when an previous screen saver ran. He lost the critical document we had worked on for 4 hrs.
There never was any reboot screen that sounds at all like a system restore. He did not "click" any options post (or pre for that matter) boot.
I'm not near him to look more closely at his system. He isn't at all tech savvy. Any insights would be appreciated. I haven't got a clue what's going on. I've never seen this before.
Thanks
Doug

A:Strange system behavior WINDOWS 7 Home Premium

Well, Im not sure about this kinda problem...
 
Well my best advice i can give is to download Speecy install it and give us the link.
Try to update some drivers too...

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Hi everyone.My Thinkpad (Yoga 12.5, WINDOWS 10) screen acting strangely. It works, then touch function stops. It starts working again when I do enable/disable HID touchscreen in device manager. Works sometimes 10 minutes, sometimes an hour or more, then stops again. Power saving option is OFF on this device. Drivers are all updated to the latest through Lenovo driver update process.Since it is partially fixed by driver enable / disable function, I suspect it is software and not hardware issue, however can not pinpoint it. Other clues to solve this mistery: 1)It is plugged in (not on battery) 2) HID-compliant touch screen driver is Microsoft version (10.0.16299.15) Driver date 6/21/2006 (Maybe old?) I hope somebody can help.Thank you.  

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Could be a hardware problem, unfortunately I am not sure.

Strange shutdowns, windows crashing, and unusual program behavior like flickering or behaving like I hit a key, when I didn't. I completed the 6 malware/virus removal steps, and I was directed to repost here.

I did the GMER step, but when it was completed, the log was empty--I mean just completely blank.

Any help, advice, or additional steps would be appreciated. I can't re-attach the logs since I pot them up in my other post.

If you take the time to read this, I say thanks in advance!


From Bobbeye in the Malware forum:
I think it would be more helpful for you to post this in the Windows OS forum. Here is part of what's going on:
==== Event Viewer Messages From Past Week ========

Quote:
7/14/2010 3:29:28 AM, Error: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting [1001] - The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000009f (0x0000000000000003, 0xfffffa800791aa20, 0xfffff800041ae518, 0xfffffa800d463270). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 071410-22261-01.
7/11/2010 5:03:29 PM, Error: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM [10016] - The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {9BA05972-F6A8-11CF-A442-00A0C90A8F39} and APPID {9BA05972-F6A8-11CF-A442-00A0C90A8F39} to the user Regrets-PC\Regrets SID (S-1-5-21-1738308658-1967329773-1212657080-1000) from address LocalHost (Using ... Read more

A:Strange shutdowns, Windows crashing, and unusual program behavior

Could be many things causing your crashes. Please read this and follow Julio's instructions.
 

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See this page in IE6 or 7:
http://www.kfiam640.com/cc-common/st...?refreshed=yes
Then see it in Opera 9+ or Firefox 2+. You can right mouse click the media player control area in these browsers and get options for setting network speed, video controls, etc. but in IE6 or IE7, right mouse-clicking does nothing. IE6/7 also displays connection vs. buffering while the others don't. Is there any explaination for this behavior? Much appreciated!
BS
ps. Latest level of WMP 11+ installed...

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When using Windows Explorer, when I click an expand folder 'triangle' the folder list jumps so that the selected folder is at the bottom of the window. This is very annoying as each time I expand a folder, I must recenter the folder tree.

Is there some setting which says 'don't move the folder tree when expanding folders'?

A:Undesired Windows Explorer behavior

  
Quote: Originally Posted by GRoston


When using Windows Explorer, when I click an expand folder 'triangle' the folder list jumps so that the selected folder is at the bottom of the window. This is very annoying as each time I expand a folder, I must recenter the folder tree.

Is there some setting which says 'don't move the folder tree when expanding folders'?


Hello Welcome to SF,

You could try these steps see whether it works

Open Windows Explorer.
Click on Organize pull down menu.
Select Folder and search options.
In the General tab, tick the check box for Show all folders option under Navigation pane section.
Hope this helps,
Captain

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Hello,

I've dealing with a weird issue, and I'm lost at this point... need some additional pair of "eyes" to find out the issue described below:

Machine: HP Pro Model 3515 64 bits
OS : Windows 7 Pro 64bits
RAM : 4 GB
Processor: AMD
Antivirus: ESET NOD 32 (current/updated)

PC was working perfectly fine until yesterday, all the sudden every time I do open Windows Explorer (from the pinned icon in the task bar) it shows ONLY the Favorite and Library Folder and with a search icon spinning over those folders...never respond or change state after that, however if at the same time I do open a second instance (right click over the icon) it works as it should showing everything.... that is the first indication that something is going on... the second indication is that every folder is show now with the "Empty Folder Icon" even when there are files inside of each folder... right click over a folder doesn't show the "Customize" tab where to change or restore the default icon... at the same time if I delete any file and then go to the desktop and clean the recycle bin the "Recycle Icon" disappear ... I'm really going crazy with this... I had explore every setup for the folders without luck...

Now the painful part.... I did re-install the computer from zero... wipe out it completely... after re-install all the test run perfectly... no issues at all... until I restore a couple folders (that shown the issue) from the backup... immedia... Read more

A:Windows Explorer weird behavior

Would be helpful if you fill out your system specs System Info - See Your System Specs also are you using more then one AV as that can cause various issues

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When opening Windows Explorer to view drives and folders on my computer every thing becomes eratic and as i move the mouse it all changes making it very hard to even close. All else works fine only Windows Explorer does not work. It works a couple of times after i boot the computer then goes back to acting up. What can i do?
Jim
 

A:Windows Explorer eratic behavior

hi and welcome to the forum you can try running this
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files-sfc-command.html it will check for errors and fix if possible
 

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Hello everyone,

These problems started happening maybe several months ago. I don't really use this laptop that often, so I have no idea what could of caused this. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Here are a list of the problems that are occuring.
1. If I press computer in the start menu, it “freezes.” It continually searches for drives but the blue wheel keeps spinning and nothing shows up even after 10 minutes. So far I've only noticed this with Computer, I can just press Documents from the start menu, and it instantly loads, and then click on the drive and go to where I want to go.

2. Sometimes a window will freeze for no reason. If I right click a file or folder in that window, it will always freeze that window. I have tried to right click a folder in 5 separate windows and it froze every one of them. Doesn't matter where the file location is, it can happen to any window. By freeze I mean the same spinning blue wheel, and the window cannot be moved or won’t respond ever again (I've left the window for hours and it never unfreezes).The only way to fix this is to end explorer.exe in the task manager and restart it, but that doesn't prevent it from happening again.

3. Some icons like text documents will look like a blank page with its upper right corner folded. Resetting the icon cache fixed this. On my desktop, currently my text documents and VLC player are missing their normal icons, replaced by this blank page.

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A:Windows explorer freezing and weird behavior, as well as other issues

A friend told me to check in my Event Viewer, and there are a few errors and warnings today. Got a few under System and Application:

Level: Source: Description

Error: Application error: Faulting application name: DllHost.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc6b7
Faulting module name: RPCRT4.dll, version: 6.1.7601.18205, time stamp: 0x51db9710
Exception code: 0xc0020043
Fault offset: 0x0005cf69
Faulting process id: 0x1fa0
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf0b27b1a53987
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\syswow64\RPCRT4.dll
Report Id: f08835bb-771a-11e3-a4ff-b888e370089f

Error: volsnap: The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because the shadow copy storage could not grow due to a user imposed limit.

Error: disk: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk3\DR4. Repeats 5 times in event viewer.

Warning: Disk: An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk3\DR6 during a paging operation. Repeats 30+ times in event viewer.

Warning: Ntfs: The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur. Repeats twice in event viewer.

Warning: Gatherer: The content source <csc://{S-1-5-21-4101250725-296594027-3050616062-1000}/> cannot be accessed. Context: Application, SystemIndex Catalog Details: The object was not found. (HRESULT : 0x80041201) (0x80041201). Repeats twice in event viewer.

Don't know what the drive errors are about. I have a Crucial m4 mSATA ... Read more

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On my new Win/XP/Pro installation, when I open up Windows Explorer in the "My Computer" view, I get the expected listing of drive A (floppy), drive C ("local disk"), drive D (Data), Drive E (DVD-RAM), etc.

However, when I open drive D, it creates a new window. So I opened "Folder Options" and it indicated in "General" that for "Browse folders" it will "Open each folder in the same window." "Use Windows classic folders" was also selected.

However, if I go down into a subdirectory, no more new folders are opened. The same window is used.

Can anyone explain how to keep all this in the same windows?
 

A:Solved: XP/Pro Windows Explorer Folder Options - Bad Behavior

Greetings websquad

FIX: Open each folder in the same window
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/samewindow.htm
 

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Hello all,

This forum seems perfect to me to post a question that has screwed my mind for several hours.

1) I changed the manner the Windows Explorer opens, using this tip found on the web:

I modified the target in the Shortcut thumbnail lying in the 'Properties of Windows Explorer' dialog box that is opened when clicking on Properties of Windows Explorer.

The target %windir%\explorer.exe must be
replaced with %windir%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
in order to make Windows Explorer opening on 'Computer' instead of 'Libraries'.


2) Then, I learned that the combination of keys "Windows-Logo + E" allows to launch Windows Explorer also.
It works. When I press this combination, Windows Explorer is launched and opens on 'Computer'


3) Then I played testing all the possibilities concerning Windows Explorer:

- there are 4 ways to launch Windows Explorer:
....a)cliking on its icon in the taskbar
....b) clicking on Start\All the programs\Accessories\Windows Explorer
....c) clicking on C:\Windows\explorer.exe
....d) pressing Windows-Logo key + E key combination

- there are 3 ways to access Properties of WE

- there are two ways to restore the WE icon in the taskbar after having deleted it

To keep this question short, I don't describe the two last ones here for the moment.



4) And then, presently, having done many testing operations to study these possibilities, I don't precisely remind how I changed the target of WE in the S... Read more

A:Regressing Windows-Logo + E behavior (launch Windows Explorer)

Hello vyncence mate if I am reading this right you want to use the original short cut for WE to open something else?

Now I know there are several ways to open certain locations in Windows using different keys etc what I would like to know is why do you want use that particular combination to open something specific to your use? I am just curious because I cannot see a reason for what you want to do.

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I'm new to Windows 7, and I'm confused about Windows Explorer in this new version of Windows. I've already installed Classic Explorer and I've already disabled libraries. Nevertheless, I'm still baffled by Explorer's behavior, and I have several questions:

1) First of all, Explorer seems to be showing something related to, but clearly different from, the file structure. For instance, Desktop/TC and Desktop/Computer/Users/TC seem to be the same folder mysteriously represented at two different places in Explorer's hierarchy, and shown with two different paths in the address bar ("TC" vs. "C:\Users\TC"). I'm sure this is a feature somehow meant to simplify things, but it is just confusing me. What is Explorer showing me? Is there any way to turn off this feature and see the file structure?

2) When I look in folder "TC", I see two subfolders called "Documents" which seem to be identical. What's the deal with that?

3) I keep my files in "C:\Users\TC\Documents". Is there any way to make that folder appear at the root level in the navigation pane? Now, when I'm working in Documents, there are so many irrelevant folders displayed in the navigation pane that the pane becomes worthless as a visual map of my folder structure.

4) Nothing is on my desktop, but Explorer says that several things are. I can accept that "Desktop" may simply be the word Microsoft is using to describe the root level of the file system, in which cas... Read more

A:Windows Explorer in Windows 7: Why the confusing behavior?

Did you tell explorer to show you hidden file/folders/drives?
If so, you might want to hide them again.

And this might interest you...

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Hi guys,
 
I'm running Vista Home & have been experiencing increasingly annoying mouse issues with both Firefox & Chrome browsers.  Opening & closing pages takes a random number of click (same with minimizing).  Highlighting sometimes turns the screen light blue.  Cut/copying is almost impossible due to the inability to highlight the desired area.
 
I have found malware (windows installer.exe) and removed it with Malwarebytes.  This seems to have eased the severity of the issues but not illiminated them.
 
I know that your instructions are to not run GMER or ComboFix but I learned that after running them , so I do have the logs.
 
 

A:Strange behavior

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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I tried to launch a game today, but less then a minute in, the game crashes and the systems bluescreens. This happened twice in a row.

During the restart, unusual pixels appear in the BIOS splash, red squares before the windows logo appears, and then green vertical bars during the windows load, followed by a bluescreen. Then happened multiple times (even after system was powered down, and psu shut off). These startup colors didnt appear every time, however if I got into windows, it was quite unstable and bluescreened in less then 5 mins.

Possible causes / fixes? (See pics below)

http://imgur.com/3k30U.jpg
http://imgur.com/DY4yI.jpg
http://imgur.com/XNBl9.jpg (Hard to see because of flash, but look carefully)
 

A:Strange Behavior

is the fan on the video card spinning? is it full of dust?
 

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