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Possibility of windows 7 root kit?

Q: Possibility of windows 7 root kit?

Greetings,

The other day i received a phone call from a friend, who claimed they clicked something and now the computer was dead.

I drove out and found the computer infected with security tool. The item that suprised me was that the operating systems was Vista premium 64 bit edition.

To make a long story short i was able to remove the infection with malware bytes.

I also did a scan with Spybot S&D, also SuperAnti Spyware.

All scans turned out clean once i removed some items with malwarebytes.

I also ran a scan from ESET and the scan turned up nothing.

I ran ADSspy, and deleted two entires realated to the recylce bin.

Once finished I applied all immunizations from spybot search and destory, as well as javacools spyware blaster. Also i updated their Anti-Virus (McAfee... yuck). A final note was i installed Microsoft security Essentials, i might as well test it on more compuetrs than just mine.

The computer seems fine, my question is

Do root kits exist for 64 bit operating systems and if so, what tool should i run to try and find this.

Note: This computer is not at my disposal, this will be something i may check on the weekend.

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Preferred Solution: Possibility of windows 7 root kit?

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We are experiencing this problem with a few workstations and laptops and what we are currently doing is exporting the CA certificate from a workstation that has it in its store and importing it. The problem with this is that the certificate will eventually
expire and we will have to re import a new one again. I don't believe it is a group policy issue because other computers in the same OU are not missing the certificate.

Cany anyone shed light on how to troubleshoot this or how to force (if possible) the workstation to download the CA certificate?

Thank you in advance.
Jose

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hey i know i posted a while back about my other pc but i've recently brought a new one it's not great but im just woundering if it will run windows 7, My screenshot will show spec's of the pc just to let you know it does include hyperthreading.

I do reckon the ram could do with a bit of an upgrade but i think the maximum my tower will allow is 2GB,
My tower is a dell optiplex 210L.

thanks

stephenb1992

A:possibility of running windows 7?

you can run Windows 7 on that 1gb RAM if your system is 32bit, if 64bit u need atleast 2gb...
though, more RAM the better.

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I recently read somewhere that pirated Windows CD are backdoored and viruses are installed with windows installation. Is it true? Is it possible for an attacker to do something like that?

I think the possibility of this is less but it maybe possible.

Also please point me to any security articles regarding this.

Thanks!

A:What is the possibility of Windows installation CD being backdoored?

I would think it would be fairly easy to add things to the default ISO with programs like nlite or even Microsoft's Windows Automated Installation Kit. Using a Pirated install image is one of the easiest ways to compromise your system. Be carful what you link to or talk about or you could end up violating the forum rules against discussing pirating windows.

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I recently bought a copy of Window 7 Home Basic. But all my friends and everybody I know that owns a computer have a pirated version of windows running on their computers (Third world problems).

I recently read somewhere that pirated Windows CD are backdoored and viruses are installed with windows installation. Is it true? Is it possible for an attacker to do something like that?

I think the possibility of this is less but it maybe possible.

Also please point me to any security articles regarding this.

Thanks!

A:What is the possibility of Windows installation CD being backdoored?

Of course it's true. Probably the majority of pirated or hacked software contains some form(s) of malware. Oh, and it's illegal.

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Dear, A few weeks ago my the Hard Drive Disk crashed, it was not possible to repair the HDD, so I ordered a new HDD.I thought I was able to download and install Windows 7 on the new HDD with the product on the back of my laptop, however when I try to download it from the Microsoft website I receive a message saying there is a problem with the validation request. Upon further research this is only able for retail versions, not pre-installed versions. So how do I now get Windows 7 on my laptop? Product: HP Notebook 4530SSerial: CNU1263BN9OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) If I need to provide any more information please let me know. Kind regards, Mayuur











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A:HDD crashed - No windows 7 recovery possibility

Hi: You will have to contact HP in the country you live in and order a set of recovery disks for your notebook. Have the serial number handy to give to the customer services rep. http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html Since you have a business-class notebook, contact the business support section.

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Last spring, I bought Windows 7 through the website for my old Compaq laptop. That laptop is now useless, and I've had to move on to a new Dell that currently runs on Windows Vista.

I would hate to wast $60 on an operating system I've used for only a year. I was wondering if anyone knew if there is a way to move my Windows 7 to my new laptop without having to rebuy the whole thing.

A:Possibility of moving Windows 7 to new computer?

That copy is yours to use forever now. You can always use it without having to rebuy it. This is, as per the EULA, so long as you run the 1 product key to 1 computer. If the Compaq is deactivated (or wiped, etc.), then you again have that product key for use.

What form did you buy Win 7 in? (OEM, Full Retail, Upgrade, download???)
Do you still have the product key?
Or am I misunderstanding you that you are more concerned about transferring the system with files, etc intact?

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I would like to do a fresh install of Windows 8 to eliminate the bloatware on my Asus N56VZ.

The notebook came OEM pre-installed with Windows 8 and I know that the Product Key on this notebook resides in the BIOS on the motherboard. My specific question is, If I purchase a new retail copy of Windows 8, can I install the retail copy whenever I want and use the motherboard resident BIOS product key and ALSO install the retail copy on to another different PC using the retail copy supplied Product Keys?

In other words, can I use the new purchased retail copy of Windows 8 on TWO PC's at the same time? One being the N56VZ with BIOS supplied Product Keys and another PC using the retail copy supplied Product Keys!

Thanks!

A:Possibility of retail copy of Windows 8 on TWO machines?

my unprofessional opinion is no ,because the bios key will be looking for oem disk ,but i could be wrong, i have never had success in trying to use oem key with a retail copy of windows, only ever tried this with win7 and Vista not with win8
when i enter the oem key it always tells me not the correct key !but it might be possible if you can choose to skip enter the key section ,,but i dont get that option when installing win8 ,and install win8 then go to change key section and install the oem key ,but i have read that you will need to call Microsoft to activate

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Ok, so I have been trying to fix my brother's PC. It's running Windows XP SP2. I have a good deal of computer experience but am having a little bit of trouble with this one. His desktop was hijacked but I was able to fix that. I also removed a couple other viruses and found some spyware to kill. However, I am now having some other errors. 1) I get a popup email from Microsoft Office 2003. That's the version my brother is running on his computer. It opens up an email to this address: relevad.com. I'm completely unaware as to what that is. This doesn't happen everytime I turn on the computer but sometimes.2) I'm fairly certain I have some malware on the computer. It tries to delete itself out of the browsing history. I have run HijackThis. Here is the log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:56:22 PM, on 8/16/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Security\Current\Framework\WRConsumerService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\driver... Read more

A:Windows XP Service Pack 2 Virus/Malware possibility

Hello nathanielhuskerWelcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on OTL to run it. When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Under Custom scan's and fixes section paste in the below in boldnetsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles%systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90%systemroot%\system32\Spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.dllCheck the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.====================Download the following GMER Rootkit Scanner from HereDownload the randomly named EXE file to your Desktop. Remember what its name is since it is randomly named.Double click on the new random named exe file you downloaded and run it. If prompted about the Security Warning and Unknown Publisher go ahead and click on RunIt may take a minute to load and become available.If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if... Read more

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Is there a tutorial, guide or sticky for Windows 10 that I can follow to rule out any possibility of any malware? Thanks!Edit: Moved topic from Windows 10 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:No confirmed malware but strong possibility of it on my Windows 10 system

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 (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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Hello,

My wife and I both moved to Windows 10 from Windows 7, and all went well for a while but I'm now exploring the possibility of moving back to Windows 7 on my wife's system. We are well beyond the thirty day reversal period. I have an identical drive I plan to do a clean install of Win 7 on using the original Windows 7 media, and I would like use the existing Win 10 drive as a storage drive thus leaving all her work in place. As I recall, there used to be a way to do this and not have to worry about a conflict at boot by deleting the OS command files of the "soon to be" storage drive. I'm not sure if this is still possible or how to proceed with the the process with the Win 10 OS. I certainly don't want the 10 Dr. to be recognized as a bootable drive. Is setting the boot order in the BIOS the correct way to go here, or can the boot info be moved, removed or renamed while still allowing the drive to be accessed for its data?

Thank you

A:Exploring the possibility of moving back to Windows 7 from Win 10 upgd

If it was my computer I would backup all the data I wanted to save to a external drive. Then wipe and format the drive with W-10 and do a Clean Install of Windows 7.
Once all that is done I would partition the new Windows 7 drive and make a partition for the saved data. Then copy not move the data from the external drive to the new partition.

What you end up with is a new install of Windows 7.
A new partition with your saved data and the saved data still on the external drive for safe keeping.

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I have discovered a huge number of similar files in the root directory of my C drive.  They all have names that start with "UDMFT" and end in 6 digits. The first one is 2,836,257 KB; and all the others are 1KB.  There is no extension on any of them.  I have looked at a couple of the smaller ones with Notepad, but they are unintelligible.  They were all created on 1/18/2015.
 
The second thing I wanted to ask about is all the TEMP***ROOT folders in the root directory.  The asterisks represent what mostly looks like filename extensions.  Almost all of them were created in March of 2014. I think this was when we were cleaning malware from this laptop.  I tried to find the topic, but couldn't.  I hesitate to say who I think was helping me, because I'm not 100% sure.
 
Can I safely delete these Temp folders?
 

A:Strange files in Root Directory amd multiple Temp***root folders

Don't delete things manually you might break something. To help clean up a lot of this stuff you right click your C drive. Go to properties under general tab 'disk cleanup' and then click 'clean up system files' button. Select what you want to delete. Careful though there are memory dumps, restore points and downloaded microsoft updates in there as well that you may want to keep. They can grow very large in size. However, they are all safe to delete through disk clean up. As an example on a Windows 7 updated to windows 10 you can delete the Windows 7 backup in there as well. Doing so you can't choose to go back to Windows 7. I made a clone of Windows 7 prior and after Windows 10 so for me I deleted it all & regained 20-30G's of disk space.

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Hello,
I've a very nasty issue with root CA certificate that's disappearing from the trusted root authorities store. I'll shortly describe the environment: 
- Two tier PKI infrastructure with a offline, standalone root CA and a domain joined Enterprise issuing CA (both W2012R2); root CA certificate is published in AD
- There's a parent and child domain. Issuing CA lives in parent domain (2012R2 domain&forest level)
- Employees are working on a 2012R2 RDS&Citrix XenApp 76 server in the child domain
- In the parent domain several servers are using a SSL certificate signed by the company owned issuing CA; it's a SAN certificate
- The root CA's certificate is in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store of all member servers in parent & child domain (so, that's also valid for the 2012R2 RDS servers)
The issue is that the certificate of the root CA that's in the trusted CA store of all RDS servers is being deleted on a regular base (at least once a day on each RDS-server). I enabled CAPI2 logging, but I couldn't find anything that makes sense. However
I'm able to reproduce this issue in very simple way: if I start IE11 on a RDS-server and browse to the IP-adres or NETBIOS-name of a webserver that host a site that's using a certificate from our PKI (so, it's clear that the URL isn't matching the names entered
in the SAN certificate) and I click on 'Continue to this website (not recommended)', the root CA's certificate is being removed from trusted... Read more

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Ok, so I've run into a very tricky spot:

Yesterday, I successfully resolved a windows update issue (thread can be found here: Unable to get any updates at all: Error 800f0900 ).

Basically, one problem led to another and I ended up having to painstakingly transfer programs from my laptop to a flash drive and then to my desktop. When I finally found out what was the problem with my USB ports not working, I reinstalled the motherboard drivers, and everything seemed to work fine--for the USB 2.0 ports.

Now the USB 3.0 ports aren't working and I have no idea why. I tried downloading intel's drivers from their site and no luck. I tried downloading from the motherboard manufacturer's site and no luck. So, I finally looked at the hardware/device manager: "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"

A:Intel USB 3.0 root hub and USB root hub registries missing/incomplete?

This could be handy for those might want to help you sorted it out, you to System Info - See Your System Specs

Could those Usb 3.0 drivers branded from another manufacturer?

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Root Kit Buster

I have scanned a number of times with Trend Root Kit Buster and each time it had found two discrepancies and each time I tried to “fix it”, they were “unable to fix”.

I’ve used TDSSKiller and it found no root kit. I used Blacklight and it found a root kit, but no way of removing it.

I've attached the MS Paint of Trend Report Unable to Fix, and the Trend Notepad Log of discrepancies follows:

+----------------------------------------------------
| Trend Micro RootkitBuster
| Module version: 5.0.0.1041
| Computer Name: ACER-PC

+----------------------------------------------------
--== Dump Hidden MBR, Hidden Files and Alternate Data Streams on C:\ ==--
MBR unsupported disk type
No hidden files found.

--== Dump Hidden Registry Value on HKLM ==--
No hidden registry entries found.
--== Dump Hidden Process ==--
No hidden processes found.

--== Dump Hidden Driver ==--
No hidden drivers found.

--== Service Win32 API Hook List ==--
[HOOKED_SERVICE_API]:
Service API : Z
Image Path : C
OriginalHandler : 0x80655a96
CurrentHandler : 0xf561b6d0
ServiceNumber : 0x107
ModuleName : u
SDTType : 0x0
No hidden operating system service hooks found.

--== Dump Hidden Port ==--
No hidden ports found.

--== Dump Kernel Code Patching ==--
[KERNEL_CODE][DEVICE_OBJECT]:
Driver Name : PfModNT
DeviceObject at : 0134E020
1 Kernel code patching found.

--== Dump Hidden Services ==--
No hidden services found.

Any views or thoughts?
 

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If you have the same setup you can take the plugins from the disk drive and route them to a laptop sized hdd and you can fit it on top of the hard drive and have the case still completely close

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I used to have a particular HD called Western Digital Caviar few years ago.It's a 10GB belonging to another PC,of which, is now totally spoiled since it uses WinME and totally corrupted.

My dad and i try to use that as our second HD as we know that is possible.we scanned that particular HD with avast antivirus,clean it and formatted it.

I wondered how to install it and make it a second HD in my PC.Could you show me how?

I'm using Intel Pentium 4,Asus motherboard(i don't know whats the model)
Windows XP Home.
 

A:the possibility of 2 HD in one PC.

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I had a HD few years ago.It is a Western Digital Caviar WD102AA.It has 10GB.It used to be part of my old computer that runs WinME which is now unusable and corrupted.

Me and my dad tried to make it a second HD in the PC as we know that is possible.We have cleaned it, scanned it with Avast antivirus, and formatted it.

How to install the second HD into one PC and show me how?

I'm using Intel Pentium 4,Asus Motherboard(i don't know what's the model),
Windows XP Home, 40GB HDD Western Digital.
 

A:Possibility of putting 2nd HD in one PC.

Please don't start duplicate threads for the same issue, continue with the old one.
 

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Hi,

The CPU in my PC (upgraded to Win 7 Home Premium x 64) Dell OPTIPLEX 520 is (Pentium D 2.8GHz) old and slow. The MoBo model Dell 0RJ290.
What CPU with max. performance is acceptable for this MoBo, if at all?
My goal is to speed up my PC on the cheap. Would Microsoft require a new product key or refuse giving out one, or the present key will suffice?
Thank you
barsim

A:CPU upgrade possibility?

You aren't going to want to hear this, but no new CPU in that system will make much of a difference.......and I doubt you will be able to "feel" any difference at all IF you can find parts for it. Time to save up for a new build that you will be happy with instead of sinking money into an old computer that won't be any better off than when you started.

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Hi all

I had to reset my t p link router TL WR1043ND, which is connected to a t p link modem TD 8717. Since then there is no security at all on the wi fi connection. I'm not paranoid but I would like a password at least. I have gone into 192.168.1.1 and no where but no where is there a wireless tab so I can activate wep.

I have hooked the computer up with an Ethernet cable as I made the original changes with my tablet but this was not successful

The attachment shows the user interface screen.

Any help gratefully received.

Cheers

Flea
 

A:no possibility to set wep tp link

theres an emulator here
although does not look like your screen shot
http://www.tp-link.com/resources/simulator/TL-WR1043ND/index.htm

whats under advance settings ?
 

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Does anybody think a P4 3ghz machine w/ a gig of ram can handle a 6800gt or Ultra? I am also looking for a chart for camparison.
 

A:Bottleneck Possibility

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Here's my log, hope it helps:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 19:42:04, on 07/03/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exeC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:Virtumonde Possibility, Hjt Log

Hi Dogfingers, Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it. Click the Scan for Vundo button. Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button. You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YES Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo. When completed, it will prompt that it will shutdown your computer, click OK. Turn your computer back on. Please post the contents of C:\vundofix.txt and a new HiJackThis log.

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Hey guys, so I did something super stupid. My hard drive self destructed and had to get a new one. So instead of installing windows xp full version like I should have (I was out of it that day ) I installed a windows 7 upgrade version. Now of course when I tried to authenticate it wouldn't let me, hitting cancel after realizing what I had done it proceeded to install this very very basic version of windows 7 on the computer. I found my xp full version cd but can't downgrade because there was no previous version of windows installed and hence no windows.old file I can use. Can't format either as this is the only harddrive on my comp. What are my options? and please don't make me spend more money on the full version of windows
 

A:Win 7 to XP but with no window.old possibility

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Well my parents computer got a huge virus on it a while a go and they took it into get it fixed. It seemed to be working fine but since I know a little about computers I knew that there was too much junk and stuff on it. I formated it and put windows 98SE back on it but after awhile I got an exploer problem and windows didn't load. So i formated again and put windows XP on it. It works alot better just slow because we need more RAM. I ran a norton anti-virus check and nothing came up. So i thought that problem was fixed, but it wasn't now I get a message saying "some symantec product settings have been changes by an unauthorized program. this can indicate that an attacker or virus is attempting to diable your protection." Then it goes on about your settings will be changed back and you need to restart you computer. Click ok to do so. I click ok but nothing happens. the computer still boots fine but the message still comes up. WHAT DO I DO?
Thanks
 

A:Virus Possibility?

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My computer just hung and it went back to normal and when it hung, i was doing something in IE and i heard a beep sound in the mobo. Could it be a virus?
 

A:Possibility of a virus?

Sometimes if your computer hangs and you press a few keys, the keyboard buffer will fill and cause some beeps. I don't suspect a virus given this info.
 

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I am getting the above error when I try to boot my computer. I have tried pressing f8 and trying other boot options, like safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration, etc, but every choice lands me back at the error message. When I put in the windows xp cd, and choose the install option, it does not give an option to repair an existing installation, just to install fresh, and if I pick that, I just have options to reformat, or install without reformatting, no repair option. If I go back and pick the option to go to the recovery console, it asks me for the administrator password. I do not have one set. If I leave it blank and press enter, it tells me my password is incorrect. When I press f2 and check my bios security options, it says I do not have an admin password set. But, recovery console will not recognize this, and keeps demanding a password. I do not have another pc (just a mac) to download any file or program to help. Does anyone have any suggestions so that I do not have to lose all my files and pics that are not backed up?

A:Windows could not start because of corrupt file <windows root>\system 32\hall.dll

Hi and welcome to TSF please see the info here Repair Windows XP by Performing a Repair Install (Part 1 of 2) read through the whole thing and see if it can help

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I was Running Windows Security Defender it said i had a Root Kit Virus and needed to download Windows Defender offline so i did
ran it it fourd 2 so i removed them and it restarted and now while loading Windows it flashes blue screen and restarts i dont have a boot disk and i really need help

A:Windows Defender Offline Removed Root kit now Windows wont load

G'day Kevier, and   to BC.
What operating system are you running?
How are you communicating with us now?

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I was Running Windows Security Defender it said i had a Root Kit Virus and needed to download Windows Defender offline so i did
ran it it foud 2 so i removed them and it restarted and now while loading Windows it flashes blue screen and restarts i dont have a boot disk and i really need help
 

A:Windows Defender Offline Removed Root kit now Windows wont load

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This will sound stupid to most people, but. Is it possible to burn movie files(from a dvd) onto a cd and play it on a computer that only has a cd drive & windows media player or does it need a movie codec or something?
 

A:Solved: Video Possibility?

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A week ago, while playing a WoW, the screen goes black and a moment later it looks like it is snowing red and blue dots. A second later and the display returns but all of the textures are in the wrong positions and torn in different locations.

Eventually booting up would cause the same thing to occur from the BIOS screen onward. I can't get a recognizable display to even work in windows now. My first guess was of course that the video card had went bad, yet it was less then a year old. The whole machine is.

I've already hooked up a new moniter with the same results. I've also put ina different PCI express video card, the problem was a bit different with a different card but still unmanagablle. Letters and numbers would display on the screen but would be of different colors and would periodically change. Say for example: The word "Number" would switch between "Number" and "Jumber". The first letter would alternate between N and J.

What would cause this to happen? It dosn't sound like a video issue at all at this point unless the PCI Express slot has went bad but different color numbers and alternating letters and numbers dosn't seem to fall anywhere in that catagory? Am I looking at a mobo or maybe a CPU problem?
 

A:Odd Mobo issue, possibility?

this could be hard to isolate. Simplify by removing everything except the video card, ram, and mobo w/ CPU.

then POST. if you still have issues it is your mobo if you have swapped video cards.
 

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i need to get a 32-bit iso of win7, and i keep getting bumped out with this gem:

The webpage athttp://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl...n7-rc-32/enus/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

could someone allow me the courtesy of moochin off of 'im for the strict purpose of evaulating the OS? i'm sure bill wouldn't mind since he's put it out there for us any how. but i'm getting tired of clicking and clicking only to get that 'error' above shoved in my face each and every time. it seems that no matter how i arrive at that point, i continue to get bushed by the begone bewilder.

thanks.

A:what's the possibility of me grabbing win7 elsewhere?

PM sent.

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Recently my computer crashed and I reinstalled Windows and formatted my computer (Windows Vista Home Premium). I created a backup (consisting mostly of photos and old school documents) after my computer crashed using an advanced option provided by my computer. The first I reinstalled Windows, I didn't format my computer. It told me that in order to perform updates, it needed to restart my computer, so I tried restarting it, but after waiting a long time for it to log off, a blue screen appeared saying "A problem...". I couldn't read it because it disappeared really quickly, but it obviously meant that something was wrong. When I turned my computer on again, it went back to Startup Repair, and I reinstalled Windows again. I didn't format my computer. This time it froze and ended up shutting down. I turned my computer on again and reinstalled Windows, but this time I formatted my computer. It seems fine now, but I'm worried that my backup holds some sort of virus or the cause of my computer crashes. If i move my backup onto this computer again, is there a possibility that my computer will crash again?
 

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Hello!

I was not entirely sure where to post this topic so I chose this forum seeing as it seemed the place to put it.
Anyways my mom is not the most technologically smart person in the world, and she knows nothing of phishing attacks.
I literally just caught her like 15 minutes ago filling in information to a "WalMart Gift Card" site. She did this
by using the Bing! search engine, searching WalMart, and clicking on the "sponsored" link that said "Official WalMart"
website. After this she said she filled in information, and decided to stop because it asked for her cell phone
number. Being the paranoid generalized anxiety disordered person I am, I got really worried that she might have given
more information that she was willing to tell me. (She claims she only gave her address and name, but I don't believe her,
as well as don't believe her when she told me it was the first time she ever did this sort of thing). So, my question is,
is there any possibility of identity theft? Should I be worried? I know that some websites can retrieve information without
having a new page loaded or a continuation of the "information process" (although she did hit the continue button anyways).
Thanks to anyone who helps me out!
Andrew

A:Possibility of identity theft?

Can you find back the URL of the presumed phishing site? For example by looking into the browser history?

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You'll have to be patient with me here because my computer knowledge is minimal and I am incapable of performing the most rudimentary tasks.

I always have the latest free versions of Zonealarm and Avast, and both show nothing suspicious. I have taken online tests that scan my ports and these have given me the result that I have nothing to worry about.

Yesterday my computer was making a lot of 'vr-vm...vr-vm...vr-vm' noises whenever I was online so I did a Netstat -an to check what connections were established. The ports on my computer were all safe ones, but in my panic and computer retardation I read into the external addresses I was connected to, and there were ones starting with '69' and '87', and googling those numbers came up with ports that were traditionally used by attackers.

Since these were external addresses, is it a mere coincidence that some of the addresses started with these numbers? Do I have anything to worry about? Help.
 

A:Possibility I've been hacked / I'm being monitored in some way

I dont understand your post: you said you googled for the ip addresses and came up with port numbers?

I sometimes go to http://cqcounter.com/whois/ and type in ip addresses to see where they are located.
 

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I`ve looked through the forum and I know some G500`can have the CPU upgraded and some can`t, I`m assuming because the CPU is soldered to the board? My G500 details areSerial Number:CB28347943Machine Type:80A6 Not sure of the processor in there but it`s not an i3, I`m hoping it could be upgraded to an i3 or an i5, if I need to add any info to help me please let me know, I`ve posted this at work but could find out more on the current CPU if it helps.

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I have a decent Win Vista machine that the Windows Compatibility app said I could install Win 7.

However I use Win Vista Home Premium 32b. Can I upgrade on the same machine to Win 7 Professional 32b?

Will I run into any problems? How long should it take and are there any possible issues that may come up?

A:Win Vista Upgrade Possibility

You will be fine.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

I would take the upgrade advisor to double check. If you are approved just follow the easyinstuctions for the install. You have to buy another key, however.

But after that you will love the system, I do.

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Hello! I'm having a hard time with my windows updater, especially the security updates. They are failing and refusing to update, what can I do? I ran AVG the other day and it brought up trojan backdoor infections and put them in the virus vault, but I don't think all of the infection is out of the computer. I have ran AVG again, nothing. Spybot search and destroy, again brought up nothing, and I've ran Malwarebytes Anti Malware, and again, nothing. I am running on Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3. Thank for your time.

A:Trojan backdoor possibility

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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Quickly just some issues I have faced when I followed your instructions.
-DDS did not install as it said that my system (WinXP 64) was not compatible
-GMER did not have all the boxes available (Only services, registry and files were non-greyed)

The suspicious .exe is xeuiwe.exe, I cannot find it using search, nor kill the process in msconfig but can kill after boot using Task Manager, it also taking up 30% of my CPU. An older scan using MBam said it removed Holita. Running a scan using Ad-Aware.

Uploaded hijackthis log, GMER log and MBam Log

QUOTE("HiJack This")Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:47:08, on 11/02/2010
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\AMT\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intel\Privacy Icon\UNS\UNS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\xeuiwe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ctfmon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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A:Trojan.Holita Possibility

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.[We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEnetsvcsmsconfigsafebootminimalsafebootnetworkactivexdrivers32%systemroot%&#... Read more

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Well, I have been under the impression that people are spying on me..I don't know if it's through an installed program..or if there is some kind of tracking device or something that connects to my internet and follows it..but either way, I want to make sure that's not the case.
 
Currently, I am monitoring the remote addresses in TCPview, and was wondering if there are supposed to be a bunch of different IPs and what not?  I can post a picture, but I don't know if that would be a detriment to my security.  
 
Process Explorer gave no indication as to there being any malicious programs all receiving a 0 score from VirusTotal, save for a few processes with no score (System Idle Processes and Interrupts)  Neither of which I think are malicious, yet still somewhat skeptical about interrupts.
 
Currently using Malware Bytes Anti-Rootkit right now to see if that is the issue.  So,for now, I'm just keeping updated on the situation and asking for any other suggestions.
 
The first question was (seeing as it as in the middle of the post and may have forgot) is  that I was wondering if there are supposed to be a bunch of different IPs and what not?
 
Edit:  As of now Facebook is viewing that thread..it's just weird, because people seem to make reference to me a lot of the time over really obscure things that I would browse and such.

A:Possibility of People Spying On Me?

Hello HC, face, google and others monitor sites like this , it is not you personally. But we can check your machine.. Post your MBAR log when it's done. Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed. Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....ADW CleanerPlea... Read more

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-I was already using my pc's hdmi port to connect it to my tv monitor.
-I then purchased a wacom citniq 24hd and noticed there wasnt a 2nd port to connect it with.
-I purchased a graphics port, thinking the built in hd port on it would provide a 2nd hd outlet, along with the pc's one.
- it turns out it overided the pc's port so i was just left with the one port once agin
- this forced me to use the unfavourable altrnative- the dvi connection

just found out 10 minutes ago the wacom isnt showing colour on the screen now, my pc no longer recognises the device!

please help! my illustrating career is sort of depending on this right now!
 

A:Is there any possibility of using two hdmi ports from my pc

Using an addon card will almost always disable the onboard gpu. You could simply purchase a video card that has two HDMI ports. Or you could simply use the DVI port. The only difference between the HDMI port and the DVI port is that the HDMI port also supports audio. The video signal (quality) is the same as they are both a digital signal.
 

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I recently installed a theme that made me change files such as shell32.dll and explorer.dll. Unfortunately, the theme is now messing with things such as Microsoft Word (Page colour is always grey instead of white -.- ) and a calender organization software. I'll show a picture of what I mean:

Other than this, everything seems to look good, but this program doesn't have themes you can change. So basically is there a chance I can use an original shell32.dll files for example and have this organizer program use those files, while everything else uses the custom shell32.dll? Or are there any other solutions anybody can think of? Hopefully this is in the best possible section... There were several areas I could have put it.

Thanks in advance anyways!

A:Possibility to use multiple shell32.dll?

Still looking for an answer.

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I've come to the end of my tether. And I apologise, this is a long one, but I really can't solve it! I'm running out of hair to pull out!

A friend of mine brought around her computer which stopped working after her boyfriend was on there one day - he's known for downloading unsafe files (usually at the behest of someone who calls himself a techie but sort of lost his stride after dos). The problem is that it starts to boot up, the screen flickers black over and over, until the computer restarts itself and it all goes again. Usually doesn't even make it to Windows, but if it does, then there's weird black pixels, or letters are a bit garbled, and I even saw the white "o" in "Windows" disappear - but the shadow stayed perfectly in place as if the o was a layer just taken off!

Safe mode works perfectly fine. It just takes absolutely ages to boot up.

Before I get too into it, she's running XP home, sp2, P4 2.8ghz, 512mb ram, and I reckon the video was a Geforce4 440mx. It's only from 2004, so it's not all that old.

I've since read that this sort of symptom is generally a video card thing, and when I get home (I'm at work) I am going to test out one of our old cards in there. However, if you read on, this still doesn't make any sense.

I assumed it was viral, so popped on Antivir and got nothing of interest.

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A:I've eliminated every possibility - does anyone have any ideas?

I would remove the video card and reinsert it. sound like a hardware issue to me and not the drive.

I would also wrap the guy up in duct tape....or set him free in Jurassic Park, so he can be in his element. Ok not kind....but common.

Lady needs to learn to just say NO.

U r very kind to be helping with this!!
 

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Hi guys, new and not sure what category this belongs to but I was wondering if its possible to boot windows 8.1 remotely.

I know in previous versions of Windows, you can send a magic package and use the WOL feature, however as far as I know this doesnt work with windows 8 because of fast boot.

Cheers

A:possibility to remotely boot

Try disabling fast boot & try to boot it remotely.

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I need helping trying to fix a problem? I get this message on my desktop and can't go any farther.
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
how can I fix this if I can't get into the computer?
 

A:windows root

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I have an IBM T40 and have windows xp pro. Now I get the <windows root>system32/ntoskrnl.exe and i've tried to reboot using cd drive and it won't do anything it acts like i don't have a windows cd in the drive, i've tried safemode, using the last configuration. I don't know what else to try

A:<windows root>

Hi walto10 and welcome to TSF !

You'll need a retail XP CD to perform the next steps, if the CD you're attempting to boot from is the recovery CD that came with you IBM Thinkpad it will be of no use (usually the only recovery those CD's allow is a destructive recovery that will wipe your data and reinstall from scratch).

Use your retail XP CD or borrow a friend's. To boot on the CD you need to change the boot order priority to CD-rom first. Look for some "press xx to enter setup" or "press xx to change boot order" message at startup, according to this there should be a blue "access IBM" button somewhere.

Press 'R' on the first screen to access the recovery console then follow these instructions : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477. Try method 2 then restart the computer, if it didn't work try method 3 then method 4.

Method 3 will require that you use an XP CD with the same version and service pack as what's installed on your computer or the version of the restored ntoskrnl.exe file will missmatch with your OS. If you have SP3 installed on the computer you'll need to slipstream it on the XP Pro CD.

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Good day I upgraded to a 500gb SSD in place of my normal HDD.I now want to possible upgrade to PCIe of M.2 in the open bay, what part/models will work, or what do you advise? Thank youMelinda

A:PCIE SSD possibility for HP Envy TS 15j-101ni

You do not have any M.2 slot on your computer. There is a slot for an older type mSATA mSSD but all it can do is "accelerate" a mechanical hard drive. It will be useless in conjunction with a SATA 2.5 inch SSD because the Intel Rapid Storage software used for acceleration will not let one SSD accelerate another SSD. Nor can the mSSD be the boot drive if a hard drive or SSD is installed in the main 2.5 inch bay. You already have the fastest configuration possible for your machine.  Your Service Manual If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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