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Parent Control S/W for tech savvy teen

Q: Parent Control S/W for tech savvy teen

Help please. I have a tech savvy 16 year old son that has to use his computer to do his homework, but is abusing it. I need to be able to see how he is using it (sites/time/things he's doing) and ideally restrict the site "affimatively" to just the sites he needs to do his homework. I check history, but he's savvy enuf' to clear individual entries as he goes..... I've reat about Webwatcher adn SpectrePro but have no idea what's good and what he couldn't detect and remove... I'm not that technical.... help please!

Preferred Solution: Parent Control S/W for tech savvy teen

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I am a dad who wants to give his rebellious pre-teen daughter some control on her laptop, like update iTunes or install games, but she cannot do such as a Standard User.

I initially setup her laptop with both of us (dad and daughter) as admin users. I wanted to be an admin user to help install updates, backup, and check for viruses, etc... Dad as "Home IT guy".

However, in her rebellious attitude over the last couple of months, she removed me as an admin; so, I had no way for login. Pissed IT dad.

IT dad took her laptop away for a week, demanded her password, created IT dad as admin and changed frustrated daughter into standard user.

All fine. No. Daughter wants to upgrade iTunes (admin login required), install games (admin login required), etc... (admin login required). Non-IT mom does not want to do IT stuff (i.e. "admin login required" stuff).

Is there a way to allow my daughter (degraded to Standard User) to have some admin privileges (to perform upgrades and downloads without "admin login required"), but without having the permissions from removing other administrators (i.e. IT dad)?

In other words, IT parents as Uber-Administrators and User children as Limited-Adminstrators (i.e., cannot remove a Uber-Adminstrator but can upgrade and download software)?

IT Dad wants to know, thx

jeff in seattle

A:Windows 7 Pro: Parent adminstration control and rebellious pre-teen

Sorry, I dont have an answer for you, but I'm in exactly the same boat. because I have three sons that install programs and updates like your daughter, that required me to intervene on a multiple-times-per-days basis I gave my kids administrative accounts on their own computers.


I use OpenDNS to prevent access to undesirable web stuff, and so I can have some semblence of knowledge of what is going on. But they hack, and they crack and they circumvent every bit of security I add.

Now I am considering setting them to standard users. And that means non-stop whining, negatively charged atmosphere, and daily interventions by me to install, update, remove and configure things on their PCs.

I feel for you. I hope someone here will be able to offer some guidance to us frustrated parents.


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I hope you can help me.
My daughter is experiencing problems with her Windows ME machine. I've cleaned off what I could with Spybot and Adaware. I've also run Norton 2002 and the Micro trend on-line virus scan (although I'm not confident that the on-line scan made it to completion).

I'm seeing alot of modem activity, even when nothing else is running on her PC. She's getting icons on her desktop, pop-ups and spyware. Her machine is running very slowly and locks up on a regular basis.

I've run hijackthis and Hijackthis analyzer. The analyzer log is posted below:
Thanks in advance.
Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 3/2/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

O2 - BHO: CNavExtBho Class - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ScriptBlocking] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:41:39 PM, on 3/8/2005
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A:Parent of Teen needs help! HiJack log

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem a.s.a.p

Please be patient with me during this time.

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My computer has started turning itself off if closed. No sleep mode, no restarts... to get it to come back on I am holding the button down till I see the light come on in the front of my laptop. I let go, the light goes off within seconds. I continue to push ( not as long) and the light will come on, only to turn off, again. I have to continue this until it finally boots up. Frustrated and worried it just won't come on at all soon. I have tried to search the internet and have found issues related to just turning off, or not coming on, but not both. Please help me figure out what is going on. Remember, I unfortunately am not very tech savvy. I have an Inspiron 5558 I should mention, I have only used the battery a few times in the years I have had this. I always have it plugged in.

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I am having several problems with both my desktop and my laptop and I have no idea where to even begin to fix things. Most of what I know about computers I have figured out for myself by trial and error but this is not something I want to mess around with. The information I have is below.

Desk top:
HP Pavillion A1410N
Windows XP Pro
Service Pack 3
IE version 7

One day I went to open my IE browswer and got an error message: "windows cannot find c:/programfiles/IEXPLORE.exe". I ran a search of all the drives and it was nowhere to be found. I ran a microsoft tool that unistalls IE and tried to re-install but no luck. I did manage to find a shortcut named Internet Explorer, {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D} which allows me to access the IE browser but my tool bars are gone, I can't use the search function, I can't search from the address bar, I can't get anything to pop up in another window...all I can do is get my home page. When I try clicking on any of my favourites links I get this message: "windows cannot find '(null)'."

IBM Think Pad
Windows XP Pro
Service Pack 2
IE version 6

I am able to access my IE browser from the laptop but when I click on website links I am being directed to an advertisement instead of the chosen website. Thankfully so far that seems to be the only problem with the lap top!

If there is any information that you need that I have not already supplied, please let me know. Any help at all wi... Read more

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Anyone...please help. I have the software VIRUS HUNTER which has detected Adware.1088, Trojan.Spy.Bispy.C, Trojan.Downloader.Golden.A, Trojan.Dropper.Bridge.A, and Trojan.Adware.Ruledor.C. I just downloaded HiJackThis and I am totally lost on how to rid my PC of this stuff. Please help me. Thanks in advance. BTW, here is the log file that HJT presented. Thanks, again!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:03:42 AM, on 4/30/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\iDownload\Virus Hunter Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\iDownload\Virus Hunter Scan Server\bdss.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:NOT tech savvy...have sev viruses


Welcome to TSG!

I got your PM. Give me a few minutes to look over your log.

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I just bought a recovery media usb from hp.com and I followed the instructions on how to get it started bout half way through the process it pops up with a message saying "the recovery attempt has failed" i've lost everything I have no idea what to do from here I just bought this laptop bout almost a month ago and hp tech support are not really much help either

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Here is my scenario

As everyone knows you can run a LAN with a Lynksys Wireless-G by just plugging in the wall because it emits its own IP Address. I use my Odyssy Client Manager to locate the IP, run the Server manager and wala!! A LAN event.

However, I am running several 5 v 5 where there is no internet available so the question is can I run more than one LAN event off the same Wireless_G

5 v 5 on one side of the room and another 5 v 5 on the other side of the room using the same Wireless-G. If not, when I use more than one Wireless-G, isnt the IP for each the same unless you go in and change the -G IP. Here is the Challenge-

What are the processes for configuring the -G to emit multiple IPs if needed.

How can I run more than one 5 v 5 using Wireless-G routers and the IPs they emit?


A:Challenge Of The Day/how Tech Savvy Are You?

please close this. This is a duplicate thread (other is in Games)

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I don't even know if I'm in the correct forum LOL..like I said I'm a not so tech savvy Mom who needs a recommendation for a laptop for my 10 yr old son. He got a GoPro camera for Christmas from his Dad....we live in different states so I'm unsure of which model. He has asked me for a laptop for his birthday to specifically use with the camera. Which model/brand is best for him and also well priced for this single Mom?

A:Hi, I'm a not so tech savvy Mom who needs a recommendation

I assume all he's wanting it for is for photo editing and maybe internet and fb?
If wanting to game I suggest a desktop.

If the above is correct, I would recommend atleast an i3 CPU about 4-6gb ram and about a 500gb HDD.

Where would you like to purchase? Online or.local?

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i have a HP laptop dv8000 a couple of weeks ago i started getting a choppy sound on my audio and video, i mean really - anything having to do with audio and video. streaming or right off the harddrive or cd, i mean evertthing including Voip. iive tried everything i can think of, it does it as soon as my CPU usage gets to about 25% or high. i reinstalled drivers, codec, defrags, virus scan, checkdisk, everything 2 or 3 times each. i was thinking it is the sound card device but it says it is working properly. i was thinking maybe it has to do with my processor being off speed or something like that because i havnt had anyproblem in a year now just nothing but hell with it. please let me know if anyone has any other ideas or solutions, its driving me crazy i need my sound to work poroperly for the work i do.

Much Success
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SO i have a 3TB external HD attached to my router, I moved all my music at the time over. Now I am trying to move more music over and it only comes up as a media device and I have no idea how to make it work as intended again. it use to come up under my computer as if it were attached to my PC, now it is under network as the media device. any help/thoughts?

A:NAS shows up as media Device. (Not very tech savvy)

How did you move the music to the external drive in the first place? Was it connected to your computer or to your router?

The whole "Media Device" thing could be that your router has cleverly scanned your external drive and found a ton of music and decided that it would be better set up as a Media Device so other devices on the network can stream the music from it. Rather than have it set up as a NAS which often requires a Username/Password combo and often isn't greatly compatible with music streaming to other Media Devices on the network.

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As you can see from the picture, my tool/option is messed up. Can anyone help me? All help is appreciated. About a month ago it was fine, but now it is not. I didn't download anything off the internet other than images. So a virus is a very small possibility.

Help is appreciated!

A:Please help, hidden folders option is MESSED up! Not tech-savvy.

Welcome to the forums pentrutaramea

Start off with SFC Scannow and reboot when prompted SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

After that download and install the free version of Malwarebytes and do a full scan Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer post back results for further suggestions.

Btw, have you tried restoring to default options? attached image -

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I have had my wireless internet connected through a Qwest modem and a Dlink router for about 6 months. About 1x week, my I loose my internet for no reason. It is usually in the middle of me working, so there seems to be no obvious reason for the interruption.
I have a HP pavillion dv6707us; Qwest Actiontec GT701; DLink WBR-1310

I will do the usual steps...
network sharing center, diagnose... this usually tells me the problem isn't within the computer, to check with my admin (me) to diagnose connection problems.

Both my router and my modem's lights are correctly lit at any given time during the connection loss.

I end up connecting the cord from my router to my computer, but then, I'm wired, which is frustrating.
Usually, after a while, I can remove the cord and all is well, but not often.

currently, my modem show's the power, dsl & ethernet lights on, and internet and usb off. (this is normal for whatever reason)

my router's lights are a bit different, as I have NO idea what they mean, so I can only describe them...
The first one is the power button (circle w/line, just like computer's power) this is ON
second is full circle w/triangle inside. This is blinking
third 3 circles in shape of triangle. This is ON
fourth 3 half circles (pointing left) each inside the other, and each get's larger) this is blinking.
fifth is the LAN 1 computer, this is on as this is the one my computer is plugged into.

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A:Continually loosing my wireless network connection... not tech savvy... help?

Connect that Quest modem into the laptop directly do you have issues still? If not they replace the wireless router with something else like Belkin N+ V1 very good.

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Does anyone out there know of a good free program to block porn sites or sexually explicit sites?

A:Parent Control

A simple search of Google:

Gives about 3.8 million choices, something in the first 10 or 20 should be suited?

But a baseball bat seems to work (or the threat of one....)

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The computer does not have a parental control? Is there a way to add it or get it?

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Is there a way to send a message like MouseDown or Click to the parent of a control? All I know is the name of the control. I don't have the hWnd.


A:SendMessage to the parent of a control?

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I am looking for advice for a friend of mine.
My friend has been given a computer which is great but her kids have accessed some objectional sites.(sites not specified)
I have directed her to AD-AWARE and she has run it and got rid of most of the acumilated crap.
She is on a low income and would like to find a parenatal control program.
Does a freeware program exist that can help her?

This could be one for the programers out there.
How about a program that denies access (without a password) to all sites initially, If the kids want to go to a site they have to ask moms permission and mom has to enter her password to allow access.
All password given sites are allowed access after that.
Does a program exist like this and if not why not?
I dont have a lot of info on her puter but I do know she is running XP Home.
Any help would be appriciated by both of us
She is fairly new to the puter world and her husband looks at it like an expensive paper weight so I would like to help them out before the kids destroy their first experience with a puter.

A:Solved: Internet Parent Control

There is quite a bit of parental control software out there, some of it free or "shareware". I can't personally recommend any of it since I don't have the experience of using any.


However, some ISPs (AOL and MSN8) offer parental controls with their software, and that might be an ideal choice, if practical.

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I setted this for my kids for them when im at work but, even though as you can see everyday they can go on starting at 12:00 but the computer only lets them on at 3:00 i checked the computer time to make sure its the correct time and all but it is still not working

A:Parent Control Time restriction

Hello Kevin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post a screenshot showing the above, but with your actual settings in it instead.

If you have what you have marked filled in with blue, then they should be able to log in at anytime other than between 9 AM to 12 PM.

In addition, this is a setting that will need to set per account you want it to be enforced on.

Parental Controls - Set Time Limits

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i have a windows vista basic. I am the only user, i been using the computer as the adminstrator. I am the only one that uses this computer. It is brand new. I downloaded family fued 2 and when I try to play it it tell me it cant be played because of parent control. I( have never set a parent control and when I go into parents controls. It says I cant change parent control as the adminstrator. I dont have any users accounts set up. Is there a hidden way to get into adminstrator, to change this. It had to come preset with vista or maybe Compaq did something. I already turned off UAC and it didnt change anything.

A:How To Remove Parent Control On Adminstration User

Hi rockoreid1,

I too have Windows Vista. I'm no pro but since there aren't any responses yet from the computer experts...here goes...do you have a password setup for your admin account? If you don't, try setting one up then you have some type of confirmation to type in and maybe bypass the parental alert. Vista states "parental controls cannot be applied to an administrator user account", anyway, if setting up pw doesnt help try setting up another user account and see if that account is able to access the game. You can always delete your user accounts. Maybe this can help until more experienced answers your post.

Take care


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I have an old Dell XPS430 desktop running Windows 7 and my teenage son uses to play online games. Lately, I notice that he's been doing it excessively, sometimes staying up well past midnight which caused him missing school lesssons in the morning. To limite his time on the computer, I set up 'parent control' which restricts him to use the computer on certain hours. However, I found that he somehow still managed to bypass the parent control. He could access the computer in the hours which were supposedly to disallow him to login.

Can someone please tell me how this could happen and how do I stop this?



A:Windows 7: how to stop parent control being bypassed?

Either the kid is a born hacker or you used a weak password. If changing the password doesn't work, tell him either he quits hacking the TV or you will get rid of the computer (and do so if he does it again; you can always hide it at a friend's house).

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  When parent window Minimized, it happen javascript executing and ActiveX control rendering hang.
  I can always reproduce the terrible slow & hang case.

  Test environment below:
  1) Windows 7 x64  + IE8
  2) Windows 7 X64  + IE9
  Test Planing Step by Step:

   Step 1: It executed  window.open command to make child window  in parent window by using javascript code.

   Step 2: I manual control to Minimize
parent window, then switch to child window(include ActiveX Control screen) to operate.

               The tragedy happened, test result below.
               In IE8 browser, javascript executing hang and also ActiveX control rendering freeze. it will slow over 10 times speed.

               In IE9 browser, javascript executing slight hang and also ActiveX control rendering a little freeze. it will slow over 5 times speed.

   Step 3: When Re-maximize
parent window,then switch back child window to operate.
               It  is magic!
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I am looking for the best remote control software that works on a budget.

What do you recommend?

I would like most of the following features below. Most important is
that I can provide the most common support features to solve a
person's computer problem remotely, and it works through firewalls
with no client or support person setup. I imagine that means a
web-based solution like webex.com or inquerio.com, but they are too expensive for my

I liked DualDesk's features and price but the trial prooved not to work for a client's firewall I think. That is why I believe web-based is the answer.

Required features (mostly in order of priority)
-remote control client's PC
-multiple chat sessions (two at least)
-file and folder transfer
-Works with Mozilla, Fire Fox, Internet Explorer, Netscape browsers at least
-Works through firewalls (PC or Mac) and NAT Routers with no setup
required on either end
-Does not require Internet Explorer to work or Active-X
-Don't have to reboot remote PC to start client session
-Allows Remote Reboot/Log-On/Off & shutdown
-works on remote PC without Windows Admin rights to create folders and
write to the registry
-small .exe file size to send client
-client can launch session via my web site or email or chat session
-session timer
-runs in Windows Safe-mode for remote PC
-reboot remote computer and auto login before login prompt
-Show client part of y... Read more

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My dad gave remote control to a fake MS tech today for about an hour until I hit the power off button. I am a novice computer user.   I ran Malwarebytes & it said there are PUPs.I took no action but kept the MBam log as follows
Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.org
Scan Date: 7/21/2016
Scan Time: 5:42 PM
Logfile: mbam.txt
Administrator: Yes
Malware Database: v2016.07.21.07
Rootkit Database: v2016.05.27.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled
OS: Windows 10
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Tino
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 303974
Time Elapsed: 16 min, 55 sec
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys: 2
PUP.Optional.HomePageHelper, HKU\S-1-5-21-2777425413-3077147864-879318077-1001\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{88EFA772-006F-11E5-8270-F8A963F40B15}, , [4a612402a8f21e185a47fda845be946c],
PUP.Optional.Trovi, HKU\S-1-5-21-2777425413-3077147864-879318077-1001\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{AA5B1B25-91CE-11E4-8266-F8A963F40B15}, , [b0fbb76f3b5f60d6d3b58138659e639d],
Registry Values: 7
PUP.Optional.HomePageHelper, HKU\S-1-5-21-2777425413-3077147864-879318077-1001\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\... Read more

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teen-biz has taken over the search engine; the home page, etc on Internet Explorer.

The log is shown
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:53:08 PM, on 12/8/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\SpyKiller\spykiller.exe
C:\Program Files\Exif Launcher\QuickDCF.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winlogon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\home\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijac... Read more


I would appreciate your help

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I'm having the same problem as many others are. Teen biz defaults when i open IE and win min comes up when shutting down. I've included the hijack info that I scanned off of my machine.

Thanks in advance for your help

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:12:14 PM, on 1/6/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPDCLNT.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\QuickCl... Read more

A:teen biz and win min

Get the CoolWebShredder from this site, update and run it with the browser closed. Then reboot and check and "fix" any of these entries which remain in HijackThis:


R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.search-1.net/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://teen-biz.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://teen-biz.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://teen-biz.com/

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.search-1.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.search-1.net/search.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://teen-biz.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://teen-biz.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchAssistant = http://www.search-1.net/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,CustomizeSearch = http://www.search-1.net/search.html
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinAuth] C:\WINDOWS\winlogon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [] C:\WINDOWS\winlogon.exe

O4 - Global Startup: winlogon.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
O6 - HKCU\Software\... Read more

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hey guys, everytime i start my computer my home page has been changed to teen-biz. also websites have been added to my favourites list. when i shutdown iget a window come up that says Win Min not responding. and sometimes it says NVIDEA twinwindow not responding. I have tried Spy-bot, adaware 6, cwshredder they get things sometimes but when i reboot its all backthere again. i tried Hijack this and this is what i got.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 2:02:16 PM, on 28/11/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
c:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ccPxySvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
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I have had trouble recently with my homepage and serch engines. They have all changed to some teen-biz page, and I am continually getting new sites in my favourites list, and all my sites are deleted. I have run Hijack this and CWShredder. I was wanting to know if there is anything else I need to do.

Here is the log:

A:teen-biz bug

log posted so we can see it
Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = www.wynnumvikings.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://teen-biz.com
F1 - win.ini: load=C:\NVIDIA\vi_grm.exe
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
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I have an almost 13 year old granddaughter that is very good with logic puzzles and loves the computer and stated an interest in learning how to program games.
While I know my way around the PC, I've never done much in the line of programming. I am considering on buying her for Christmas a beginners guide to C++. My thinking is if she's going to learn she might as well gain some real life experience she can use as opposed to getting her a book on basic or something like that.
My question is two fold to you programmers. Is C++ going to be too difficult for a kid her age? And secondly any other recommendations for a simple C++ book or other suggestions if I'm not on the right path thinking about C++. I did find the MS visual C++ compiler that I downloaded for her and a beginners video from the MS website to supplement the book.
Any help will really be a appreciated.

A:Help for my teen granddaughter

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I have run Hjt and saved the log. I have also red the other posts I could find regarding this issue. It seems my problem is a bit different than the others.

I do have winlogon.exe in my startup folder, but I can not delete it. It says the file is in use. There are multiple user accounts on this PC, 3 to be exact. The log file from Hjt is below...


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:23:20 PM, on 12/16/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\compaq\Compaq Advisor\bin\compaq-rba.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\alogserv.exe
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A:New Win Min problem with teen-biz.com

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From my teenage girl's computer, though I don't know what I'm looking at, I can see a huge difference in these logs between my computer and hers. It's acting really funny, as well!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:29:53 PM, on 9/22/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.hdqqtkfydmaqwdnasek.net//...SOLoI9VCx.html
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A:Hijackthis-what has my teen done?!

Hi and Welcome
It may help you if you print out or copy this page for easy reference.. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order its listed..These instructions only apply to HJT v1.99.1

Please Keep your browser and all open programs closed (except firewalls and antivirus) when you are carrying out the fixes..

Download any of the required programs before attempting to start any of the fixes.

Turn off System Restore instructions (WinXP)
Rightclick My Computer | Properties | System Restore | check ?Turn off System Restore?, <Apply>, <OK>. Reboot. When we have confirmed that your log file is clean, you may renable System Restore and create a new restore point.

To show hidden files instructions (WinXP)
Doubleclick My Computer | Tools | Folder Options | View tab
Select Show Hidden Files and Folders
Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types
Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Select Apply to All Folders | Yes | Apply | OK

If you hav'nt already done so,download and run AboutBuster & CWShredder (check for updates) for a preliminary cleanup first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.Full instructions below.

How to install and run CWShredder

Download CWShredder
Choose the stand alone version. This is free.
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My daughter is wanting a new laptop that will run the game Star Wars The Old Republic.
The system requirements are :
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+ / Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or better
Operating System: Windows XP or later
RAM: 2gb
Video Card: min256 MB on-board RAM and support for Shader 3.0

I am looking at HP 17.3" HD+ Notebook 17-x047cl, Intel Core i3-6006U DC Processor, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Backlit Keyboard, Optical and need to know if it fits the requirements

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i am posting on behalf of a friend who, unfortunately, due to being to occupied with family concerns, is unable to log on and post for herself. therefore, i am trying to find out whatever i can for her. her problem (or at least the most bothersome thereof) is being constantly & frequently bombarded by pop-ups & redirects apparently associated with http://teen-biz.com

she has already downloaded, installed and regularly updated and run spybot, adaware as well as hijack this. unfortunately she is still being tormented by having her children be subjected to the extremely profane visual & text attacks that teen-biz seems to feel compelled to launch at every opportunity. as you can see from the following hijack log, teen-biz was found:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:43:52 AM, on 1/9/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winlogon.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
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A:teen-biz pop-ups & redirects

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Hi, when I start my computer and run my IE, the startpage changes to teen-biz.com and a bunch of porn sites are added to my Favorites folder. IE will also open on its own periodically to some porn-site. Lastly, when I shut my computer down, I receive a Winn Min error ("can't end program . . . ").

I've run Ad-Aware, Spybot, SpyHunter and CWShredder but still the above garbage occurs. Can anyone please help? I appreciate any comments. Below is my Hijackthis output. Thank you in advance.

Running processes:
C:\program files\timbuktu pro\tb2logon.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Program Files\KODAK\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winlogon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = ,
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
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A:Teen-biz.com IE Hijack/ Win Min Problem

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Hello, folks.
My teen can't get enough of MySpace, YouTube and associated activities. The more she uses them, the more I have to keep cleaning out Virtumonde, Smitfraude, etc. malware that keep repeatingly placed on my PC. I'm tired of the junk! How can she keep using her favorite sites without junking up the PC with malware? I am running Win XP, antivirus is Panda Internet Security (which I love 10x better than Norton or McAfee) plus I also clean out with Spybot often (probably need to do this more often). What guidelines can I give my teen to help prevent malware? She also IM's a lot, and I'm gonna tell her about not clicking on IM links.
Frustrated Mom

A:Keep Getting Reinfected When My Teen Uses Myspace

Do you use the Firefox browser? That will definitely help. You're more likely to get infected on myspace using Internet Explorer.

Spybot is pretty ineffective these days. It was decent several years ago, but now I'd recommend Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware.

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OK. I will attach the HJT log for my son's computer. It is running really slow and is constantly running low on disc space. He was using his computer in safe mode until I found out. I removed some of the crap that he had but have no clue what else there may be. Please help. Computer is only a few months old and should not have too many problems. Thanks....

Here is the LOG:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:46:57 PM, on 2/29/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:HJT Log for my Teen Son's Computer. ARRGG!

Why hasnt anyone replied? This computer is driving me nuts.

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Toshiba 1.8Ghz laptop
4 GB RAM (recent upgrade to memory 2x1GB, machine only sees 3GB, I can't find the cause, any advice most welcome)
160 GB HDD
Windows XP Media Center sp3

I recently 'cleaned' this computer and upgraded the memory. I left it with Eset running and it seemed fine until a 14 yr old nephew spent one session on it. When I heard about it, the browser was hanging without connecting. System control soon degraded to the point where Windows loads but that is it. Task mgr, file explorer, start button, browser... nothing works. Disk activity is evident but 'it' will not release the machine even after sitting off the ethernet wire for a substantial time after loading the OS. Safe mode available but 'it' blocks the run of Malwarebytes (though the app will load into memory). The only scans I could run were from within safe mode. not sure how useful that may be but RSIT outputs attached. I have DDS scan from safe mode I will place under separate post.

Best advice about next step please. Thank you for taking this under advisement.

A:Toshiba trashed by teen

here is the DDS scan outputs

thank you for helping with this problem.

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It's actually over his budget... until his next paycheck, at which point it'll wipe out his savings account.
So before he blows everything he's earned this summer taking orders at a fast-food joint, thought I'd ask if this will be a great choice. It's a Lenovo Y50 laptop sold on Amazon. He looked at it in a Best Buy store where it costs nearly a hundred dollars more. He's a junior in high school this year, so use will be for any school related study/research rolleyes, facebook, Minecraft and he wants to get Skyrim/Elder Scrolls downloaded once he makes his purchase. I think the salesman said that this could be linked to his PS4 - I'm not a techie at all so I don't know that this is hugely important but my son seemed impressed.

I've read reviews dissing the screen. But we saw it in store and didn't think it looked as... unpleasant as some reviewers thought. The other negative thing I've read is something about having to press two keys on the keyboard to control the sound. Again, I don't think that that sounds like a big deal either.

I guess I'm wondering if there's something better for his money or is this actually dang good for $1250 plus tax from Best Buy? (I know Amazon's price is cheaper but hesitate to have to handle any troubles we ... Read more

A:My teen wants to buy this gaming laptop...

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Hi. Im brandnew to the forrum but i have a good question. I am an avid pc gamer but im only aloud to play teen rated games. Are there any decent teen shooters out? If so, are they recent with good graphics? Thanks!

A:Teen First Person Shooter

i play counterstrike source, thats rated mature, i realize thats your problem. I hope im wrong but there may not be any teen rated fps out there. Good Luck to you.

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Not even sure if this is the right place. My pre-teen cousin installed WINAMP on my mother's computer.
1. Is this a legal program? Is it any good? Does it cost anything monthly?

2. Now The sound on her computer doesn't work. I get an error message from NullSoft. "bad direct sound driver. PLEASE INSTALL Proper drivers OR SELECT another device in configuration." Error Code 887800A

Anything yu can tell me about this or how to fix will be deeply appreciated.

Thanks. wildbill

A:Pre-teen installed unknown program?

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Valis sent me for help. I have Windows 7. I have an administrator account. My son uses a standard account and does not know the password for the administrator account. My son has been visiting unwanted web sites. I need to find the easiest way to block him from visiting this type of site.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5886 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 939685 MB, Free - 745733 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 04GJJT
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: teen and unwanted web sites Valis sent me

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Hello. I am new here but have been following these forums for a couple of weeks. I think the people [??] who create viruses should be treated like any other terrorist.

I have AVG and today when I opened my e-mail, I noticed a message labeled "Teen poll results" above a couple of other entries. So I used Shift and selected all three so I could delete them all at once. However Delete didn't work.

The AVG [Griswold] screen popped up and said it detected a virus. So I pressed "n" and even enter. Meanwhile, behind the AVG box, there was another box showing a file being downloaded. So I quickly clicked the Close X button for Outlook Express. I hope that cut it off at the pass.

So I have some questions:

1) Is there some way to select and delete something from my inbox without it starting to download?

2) Why didn't AVG stop this thing from down loading?

3) Assuming part of the virus downloaded, how do I find it and get rid of it?

That's enough for now. You guys are great.


A:Teen poll results virus[?] + AVG + Outlook

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This website keeps popping up and I have run Adware and Spybot. It was also charging calls to my phone. I have put a block on my phone with the phone company and now have to send a letter an a email to dispute these charges. I have never been to that web site and it keeps popping up. I did read whre the average person can go remove this with help so Help. This is the information I get when I run spyware.

DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-299502267-1078145449-1708537768-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3
--- Spybot - Search && Destroy version: 1.3 ---
2004-05-12 Includes\LSP.sbi
2004-11-29 Includes\Cookies.sbi
2004-12-15 Includes\Dialer.sbi
2004-12-16 Includes\Hijackers.sbi
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A:Solved: Hard Core Teen Sex website

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I don't know if I have a problem, but I want to make sure I don't before I start resetting all my passwords. However, I really don't know my way around a HiJackThis report, and was wondering if someone could give this a quick looksee and let me know if there's anything about which I should be wary. Thanks!-----------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:52:12 PM, on 8/4/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:E:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeE:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeE:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEE:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEE:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeE:\Program Files\lg_fwupdate\fwupdate.exeE:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeE:\Program Files\Brownie\BrstsWnd.exeE:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEE:\Program Files\Kensington TrackballWorks\KTbWorks.exeE:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exeE:\Program Files&... Read more

A:Not as computer savvy as I'd like...

Hello Big Simon, My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your malware issues. Sorry for the delayin replying, we are very busy at the moment.Please note because we are very busy, if I don't hear from you within 5 days the topic will be closed, If youhave since resolved your issues I would appreciate if you would let me no so I can close this topic.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereNote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just update then run it.Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan (the scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient).When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and Paste the entire report in your next reply .Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so imme... Read more

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Hello my fine peeps!

This is my first time in the forums and I am a little bit stumped at an issue with 2 buttons, one on my keyboard and another on my Acer laptop. The buttons are linked to my E-Mail and the Acer issue I can sort out using the Launch Manager software, so that when I press the mail button on my comp it takes me where I want to go.

Now what I need to know is how to associate my mail with the button on my USB keyboard (PC Line with top buttons as:

My Comp | Mail | Browser Home | Music | Mute | Stop | Play/Pause | Vol Down | Vol Up

Now all of them work other than my mail button. When I press it a window appears saying 'Open With'

I tried associating Internet Explorer and when it opens IE it proceeds to just download another .dll.

Any ideas on how to get my mail working again?


A:DLL and E-Mail.. Anyone Savvy?

Open With - Change Default Program

Set your email client as default.

If it is Live Mail set it that way, etc.

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I am a Laptop Technician in Canada, and well to e honest I am really tired of junking so many motherboards because something has gone wrong on them. So I have decided to learn how to track down what on the board is blown, and replace it.

Can anyone you point me to where I can get board schematics and tech manuals for various laptops? And possible some sites with nicely documented details on the process of tracing down the short or whatnot?

Thank you,

A:Laptop Tech needing Tech Manuals

You should be able to get the manuals online at the manufacturers site.

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I have a couple of older Dell laptops here of the Windows 98 vintage. They have more than ample hard disks and 64 megs of RAM. I'm thinking of turning them into NetBooks for a couple of 10- and 12-year-olds. The laptops both have good batteries USB ports and PCMCIA slots so wireless will be an easy task.

Here's the question: How practical a job is this and what OS would be best?

I know just a very little about NetBooks, mostly what I've learned by looking at them on the store shelves.

A:Turn an old Win98 laptop into a NetBook for pre-teen child?

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