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10 Famous Bug Bounty Hunters of All Time

Q: 10 Famous Bug Bounty Hunters of All Time

Bug Bounty Programs are programs whereby an individual is rewarded by the company or website concerned after they have pointed out a bug in such website. They are also called vulnerability bounty programs or hacker bounty programs. And researchers who do reporting of the bugs and defects in such programs or websites are called bounty hunters. These reportings help companies to get rid of such bugs at the right time before they are exploited by hackers and other miscreants.
The job of a bug bounty hunter is straight, find a bug and get rewarded. This is turned into a great profession for many. In this article, we shall be enlisting the names of 10 famous bounty hunters who are trusted by companies all around and are famous for their good deeds.
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Preferred Solution: 10 Famous Bug Bounty Hunters of All Time

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Okay, so for all of the peer-to-peer witch hunters, I have a hypothetical:
Here's the scenario, let's say that a fully updated Windows 7 computer, protected by Bitdefender Antivirus (or any top ranking variety), Privatefirewall (or any highly rated firewall set to manual selection), CryptoPrevent Premium (on the highest setting), and Unchecky as well as using a VPN and client proxy (assuming Bittorrent protocol).
Now, assume that an infected file was downloaded (of any sort, including Cryptowall variants), how likely to you think it would be for that computer to get infected IF there was no user error in the approval or disapproval of any prompts from the security software.
I'm thinking, maybe a 5% chance of infection if that.

A:For all of the witch-hunters...

My point being that anything can be dangerous if you don't have the knowledge to prevent potential problems. Maybe morons or technologically illiterate folks shouldn't use P2P networks.
Commercial firework displays would be way more dangerous if I was responsible for them, but I don't write blogs about the dangers of fireworks even though most people are not capable of running a commercial fireworks display.

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I've heard that Microsoft offers a reward for bugs on Windows 10.
I found an interesting bug, but it doesn't have any security implications on Windows, but it actually causes a commercial Antivirus to not function properly.
My question is, should I apply to the Microsoft bug bounty reward ?
If so, how is the payment processed ? by paypal, check ?
If my windows bug is eligible for a reward, then Microsoft would be supporting a greater cause, which is my antivirus:
Thanks in advance!

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as of today , AVG has opened up their own bug bounty hunter program . they challange hackers if they can find critical bugs in the following area's :

We are interested in security related bugs only:
- Remote code execution
- Local privilege escalation: e.g. situations when AVG allows a non-privileged user to gain Administrator or System rights
- Denial of service (DoS): e.g. crashes of AVG processes or BSOD caused by AVG drivers
- Self Protection bypass: e.g. causing corruption of AVG files, registry keys or running processes or making key components of AVG product nonfunctional
- other security related bugs with a severe impact on the system security or stability

discription of the program :

We appreciate all security concerns brought forth and are constantly striving to keep on top of the latest threats. Being pro-active rather than re-active to emerging security issues is a fundamental belief at AVG Technologies. Every day new security issues and attack vectors are created. AVG Technologies strives to keep abreast on the latest state-of-the-art security developments by working with security researchers and companies. We appreciate the community's efforts in creating a more secure world.

read more about the AVG bounty hunter program here :


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Hi All, I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. I had some issues with my wifi card (long story, and I guess it's not relevant) and decided to update my BIOS. The original version was H1ET75WW (1.18). I made a bootable USB with Rufus and the updating process was started. During the update I got a message like ?System will be restarted?. However, it didn't turn on anymore, the update seems failed. Now when I push the power button, the power led lights up, the fan starts and after a few seconds it restarts again and again endlessly. The first ?boot? is a bit longer 6-8 seconds, the next ones shorter, 3-4 seconds, but the screen is always blank. It's a bit promising that when I plug in an USB and while holding the Fn+R buttons and turning the laptop on, then the first ?boot? is a bit longer, and it tries to read the USB drive - at least it's led light starts blinking. So I hope that there is a solution to repair the BIOS by using the appropriate files ont the USB stick. What I tried so far:Taking out the battery and plugging out tha AC power, and holding the power button for a minute.Taking out the CMOS battery for half an hour and pushed the power button without battery/AC power.WinCrisis (even though I couldn't find a BIOS.wph file, but tried to rename EXE and CAP files).Creating a bootable USB again, with the DOS files on it from the official Lenovo site.Trying to rename/edit autoexec.bat and other files endlessly... Lot of different combination of files/... Read more

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I'm fixing this system for someone and they had the typical antivirus 2012 popup rampage BS. I got process explorer to run, found where its process launched from (application data/local) and there were three 3-character executables sitting there, all created on the same date, one of which was repeatedly starting up. So I terminated and deleted those three and the system was acting mostly normal. There were no unable-to-account-for items in any of the various ways to view startup lists but now windows update is broken :(

It's Win7 so I ran the built in Windows Update utility and 1 installed and 14 didn't but they were already downloaded. So I deleted the update cache with a batch file containing:
CD %Windir%
CD SoftwareDistribution
DEL /F /S /Q Download

and that worked so I re-checked for updates and it was the same ones so I hit download and they did redownload successfully then all failed to install pretty quickly. So I picked one of the Win7 security updates from the list and downloaded the WIn7 64 bit version of that KB# from download.microsoft.com and tried to install it manually via a standalone installer download of it. It went through the steps nicely then just said it failed.
I unhid the administrator account and logged in as that (for the first time on this system by the way) and got the same result trying to run it. So apparently something isn't quite right.

So I ran the SFC utility and it came up with a result that some... Read more

A:viruses appear to be stopping windows updates - BTC bounty btw

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Thanks for being honest in telling that you are a professional, getting paid for fixing computers, and that you're willing to pay a sum for for the service you may receive here.

However, this forum is set up to assist non-professional home users with their personal computers.. The analysts/helpers donate their free time for a good cause, not for payment in return. Therefore, not only offering payment, but also expecting them to do your work for you, may be considered unfair, bordering on offensive and ethically questionable.

If you're interested in becoming an analyst/helper yourself, you can apply here to get trained. It's offered to those who would commit themselves to helping at the forums, as it's a very time consuming process, both on the part of the trainer and the trainee.

Please Read Before Applying To Join The Academy - Tech Support Forum

Thanks for understanding.

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Starting this fall, Apple will pay up to $200,000 for iOS and iCloud bugs

As part of a security presentation given at this year's Black Hat conference, Apple today announced that it would be starting up a bug bounty program in the fall. The program will reward security researchers who uncover vulnerabilities in Apple's products and bring them to the company's attention. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and many other companies have offered bug bounty programs for some time now, but this is Apple's first.

For now, Apple is intentionally keeping the scope of the program small. It will initially be accepting bug reports from a small group of a few dozen security researchers it has worked with in the past. For now, bounties are only being offered for a small range of iDevice and iCloud bugs. The full list is as follows:
Secure boot firmware components: Up to $200,000 (~150,000)
Extraction of confidential material protected by the Secure Enclave: Up to $100,000.
Execution of arbitrary code with kernel privileges: Up to $50,000.
Access from a sandboxed process to user data outside of that sandbox: Up to $25,000.
Unauthorized access to iCloud account data on Apple servers: Up to $50,000.
As the program continues and Apple works the, um, bugs out of its processes, the company will expand the list of eligible security researchers as well as the list of hardware and software bugs for which bounties are offered.

Researchers who want to claim the bounties will need... Read more

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The convergence of connectivity technology and the automotive industry is creating a more enjoyable driving experience. Features such as self-diagnostics, keyless entry and ignition is becoming commonplace. However, they can also introduce IT security issues.

Last month we learned that the Mitsubishi Outlander can be easily broken into by attackers exploiting security weaknesses in the setup that allows the car to be remotely controlled via an app. Last week a researcher unveiled two vulnerabilities in the BMW ConnectedDrive web portal/web application.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bug bounty
Today, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles launched a public bug bounty program on the Bugcrowd platform to enhance the safety and security of its vehicles and connected services.

?Bugcrowd was chosen based on the scale of their existing programs, the pool of researchers already engaged in their programs and their model for triage and recognition of identified vulnerabilities,? Titus Melnyk, senior manager of security architecture, FCA US LLC, told Help Net Security.
read More. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles launches bug bounty program - Help Net Security

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A researcher has unearthed fresh evidence of cyber criminals' growing attraction to Apple's OS X platform with the discovery of a now-disbanded group that offered 43 cents for every infected Mac.
Mac-codec.com was just one of hundreds of "codec-partnerka," a term researcher Dmitry Samosseiko uses to describe the well-organized affiliate networks that pay a small bounty each time their malware is installed on an unsuspecting end user's computer. What makes this one stand apart is its dedication to the Mac platform.

Read further -
Malware house offered bounty for infected Macs ? The Register

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Source: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Vulnerability Disclosure

In early November, a well-known and respected security researcher by the name of Tavis Ormandy alerted us to several security vulnerabilities in the consumer version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Within days, we were able to fix several of the vulnerabilities server-side and are now internally testing a new version (2.2.1) to release in the next 3-4 weeks to patch the additional client-side vulnerabilities. At this time, we are still triaging based on severity.

The research seems to indicate that an attacker could use some of the processes described to insert their own code onto a targeted machine. Based on the findings, we believe that this could only be done by targeting one machine at a time.

However, this is of sufficient enough a concern that we are seeking to implement a fix. Consumers using the Premium version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware should enable self-protection under settings to mitigate all of the reported vulnerabilities.

Unfortunately, vulnerabilities are the harsh reality of software development. In fact, this year alone, our researchers have found and reported several vulnerabilities with other software. A vulnerability disclosure program is one way to accelerate the discovery of these vulnerabilities and empower companies like Malwarebytes to fix them.

I?d like to take this opportunity to launch the Malwarebytes Bug Bounty program which I hope will encourage other security researchers to re... Read more

A:Malwarebytes starts 'Bug Bounty' program after discovery of vulnerabilities

That is a good sign, a step towards better security for sure...well done Malwarebytes.

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Hi all,

Having this problem for several months, suspected HDD first but bought new M500 and seems there's something else is responsible for this "fun" I'm having with the PC.

Basically, the nature seems to be the same all the time - when I playing video games (currently it is Kings Bounty, used to be the problem with Max Payne 2012 even during the installation), also used to play Flash games and used to watch video online, it was crushing.
Most common BSOD problem was "page fault in non-paged area" and "IRQL is not less or equal". Sometimes it gives me just a black screen and nothing else at all so I have to go "hard reboot". Sometimes, it hangs with the destroyed, "torn in pieces" video and annoying repetitive sound like ding-ding-ding, so I need to reboot it again, sometimes it goes into BSOD with some errors and exceptions.

I have tried numerous times different Windows 7 versions, both x86 and x64 architecture, and tried XP. Same issues.

I have noticed although, that when the W7 has a clean installation and almost no updates installed, it gives me less headache. Recently I have stopped installing the Catalyst suite for the graphics and thought the problem was just with that but after going through all Windows updates it started again.

I think that there is something with the video, but cannot get to the bottom of it.

Please help as this is becoming now a paranoia for me and I cannot sleep properly.... Read more

A:BSOD playing Kings Bounty, random errors and hang ups

Attachment 298675
Apologies, please find the right attachment now.

Thanks a lot

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HI ,  
I am a 17 years old student , and while attending school meetings using microsoft teams , i found out a way to start sharing my screen even though i am denied to share my screen . The admin of my organisation has granted permission to only the organisers
of the meeting to start sharing their screen , and the students are denied to share their screen to prevent misuse. But I have discovered a way of sharing my screen even though I am prohibited from doing so . Is this vulnerability eligible for the bug bounty

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How is a user supposed to identify source of cookies? In particular Face Book cookies.

A:Famous Amos

Usually they will look something like www.sevenforums.com with your username included somewhere in it. Then other times they are a bunch of Klingon words and numbers. You can try their Properties to see if there's any clues.

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My cpu is Q6600.
I have read so many times about how good is the FSB : DRM 1:1 and that you gain extra speed and,and....
And i decide to give it a try.
My cpu is 9x266 and my ram 800mhz
So i changed the cpu to 6x400 and i set my ram to [2.00D]
I also set manualy the ram timings in the correct (Factory Stock) 5-5-5-15
I DIDEN'T change anything else,no voltage,no vcore,NOTHING.
Result: at last i get the famous 1:1 in cpuz (before was 2:3)and 5,9 in Windows Experience Index.(before was 5,6) so far so good.
But i dont want to overclock,i dont want to damage my hardware.
And i will like to know,are all the above normal changes or is everclocking and maybe it will damage my hardware?

A:Is that overclocking?(the famous 1:1)

Hi panais,

You have not overclocked. Your CPU runs at a frequency which is governed by the product of the FSB and the multiplier.

Calculations: 9 * 266 = 2394 MHz and 6 * 400 = 2400 MHz.

As you can see, your CPU is still running at the same clock frequency ~2.4 GHz.

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I have had a lot of trouble with trying to run Blackhawk (dos based) on my computer. I have tried changing the compatibility to Windows 95 but still it doesn't run. I love playing Blackhawk and I want to play it!

Please help me fix this problem.

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I got this problem...any kind of usb device get this problem and I cannot access it. And when I unplug and replug a device already connected I get the same problem. Anyone experienced and solved this? thanks.

A:the famous error 38

help please

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kernel32.ddl in internet explorer
hi guys,
i had sum spyware lately and deleted in by using adaware spyware, avg, spybot so on so on
anyway i managed to get rid of my viruses but i get this error? how can i fix it?

thank u guys

A:famous kernel32.dll

Hi and welcome to TSF

With your XP CD in a drive try typing sfc /scannow (the space after sfc is essential) in the Start>Run box and hit Enter - allow the file checker to run its course.

Please post again if this doesn't help.


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Exploit broker steals Apple thunder, offers $500,000 for iOS zero days:
SOURCE: zdnet.com (ARTICLE DATE: 11th Aug 2016)

It was only last week that Apple finally launched a bug bounty program, but it did not take long for exploit peddlers to outbid the tech giant...

Apple is offering security researchers up to $200,000 if they privately disclose serious, critical holes in software rather than take such vulnerabilities and exploits elsewhere. However, Exodus Intelligence upped the game on Tuesday by raising Apple's bid, luring researchers with rewards of up to half a million for valid Apple software bugs.

The exploit trader has launched a "hit list" of the hottest, most wanted exploits for software including Apple iOS, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Adobe Flash. The company will pay $500,000 for the most dangerous bugs in Apple iOS 9.3 and above -- and researchers can choose to take a lump sum or smaller payments which continue to roll in as long as the exploit is still alive.

"Exodus is excited to be engaging the global research community in our mission to provide the highest quality of vulnerability intelligence in the industry," Logan Brown, president of Exodus Intelligence said.

Read the full article at the link at the top of the page

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Hi folks

I have a dell dimension 4000 and upgraded the hard drive to 160 gb hitachi.
Xp Home reinstalled from the oem discs with no problems
upgraded to sp1a with no problems
when upgrading to sp2 or 3 the computer would only boot in safe mode.
After much googling i decided to go down the route of making a slipstream disc with sp2 using nlite.
I was able to create the disc with no problems and when inserted in the dell the installation begins.
After loading various drivers and getting so far, the message 'the file usbehci.sys is corrupted press any key to continue' and i cannot proceed with the installation.
i have been googling this for several days now and none of the forums offered any solution though it seems many have had this problem.
If anyone here can help with this situation or has found the definitive solution it would be very much appreciated.

thank you in advance for all and any replies.


You may have a faulty or scratched CD. I would try burning a new CD and then reinstall.

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Weve all heard about the famous Shin Etsu G751 Thermal Grease that AMD recommended that no one could find. What a bummer! Right?
Wrong! REALLY WRONG! The famous Shin Etsu is available here >>> http://shop.store.yahoo.com/tai-sol/shing7thergr.html




A:The famous AMD recommended grease is available...

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I have a bad history with this trojan. Already got infected by it a few times, had to format my PC like three times recently.

Then on 9th January I got infected again and decided to find a way to remove it or work around it somehow. I noticed it always deleted and/or blocked my Windows Defender, Windows Updates and any antivirus I had installed at the time. It also deleted any restore points I created, but this time I managed to restore it somehow. It wasn't through Windows 10 System Restore, but through the advanced restart, then restoring from there.

Then as expected I got infected again since it was just a restore and now I'd like your help to assist me on removing it without either restoring or formatting my PC, if possible.

I also suspect on what could be infecting me again and again but unfortunately I can't remove the things I suspect because I need them. But if you could help me get rid of it once I can at least learn the process and repeat it by my own when needed.

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I did a hijack log scan quickly, and mine looks very small. But other than that I have the CiD pop up issue. I was wondering if anyone can see any problems?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:14:48, on 09/08/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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A:The famous CiD Pop-ups - Hijack log provided

Hello -

Create an uninstall list:
Open HiJackThis
Click on the button " Open the Misc Tools section"
Click on the Box that says "Open Uninstall Manager"
Click on the button "Save list"
Copy and past the List from the notepad file into your post


Download fl.zip
Extract the contents to a new folder on your Desktop.
Within the folder, locate & double-click fl.bat.
It should produce a report at c:\findlop.txt. Post the contents of the report in your next reply

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Admittedly, being a relative newcomer to W3, most of my experience with operating systems is in Windows 8--8.1. More recently,after being given an old Acer netbook, I have been  playing around with various Linux systems. But I digress. My point in writing is that there seems to be a lot of frustration with the lack of a start button. Almost all advice points to the charms bar. I don't ever mess with it. All you newcomers to W8 should be aware that if you press WINKEY + X, you will get a large pop-up in the bottom left-hand corner giving you access to everything you should need. That's all folks!

A:The famous start button

Every little bit helps

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Hello guys, I just found out by chance this site and saw some of you are really good at things I am not.
Well, it all started when I got this Nvidia 9500 thing back in like 3 years ago, lots of time I had these crashes that gave me a nv4.dll error, and made me restart my computer more times than I probably should in one day than I would in the course of one year. Well, I gave it back to the store, they checked it, nothing wrong with it, but gave me another. They installed the latest driver and there I went. And it still happened. Only much less frequent, something I had to get used to eventually.
2 months ago, I had to format my computer, because I went nuts, and upgraded my old windows XP to Win 7, well that's a blast , I said. Only that instead of the nv4.dll problems, I got now the famous Blue Screen(tm). Well, it was good and all till it really made me mad, and I could finish one level in a game I recently got, it drove me mad again, and instead of changing to Win8 I came to you.
I got it briefly before it went down.
I got the dxdial log below.

Things I tried that didn't work:
Downloaded the newest driver from NVidia.
Tried doing the memory check from the website you always give, and I don't have a clue on how to do it.
Kicked the computer.

Please Help!

A:The big famous Blue Screen of Death

Welcome to TSG!
It's a common problem so your not alone.
One thing to try first is a "clean" install. go to nvidia, get the newest driver package, download/save to a familiar location.
go to add/remove and uninstall the nvidia display drivers. you computer will need to restart and when it does the screen will look funky and be at 800x600 resolution. its normal. after your booted up, find the new display package you downloaded, and install. it should ask to reboot again. when it comes back up it may auto set a resolution, ( you can change it to what you prefer)
Test your games, see if it still BSOD's.

If a clean install doesn't help there are other more complicated ways.
Perhaps someone else knows a better easy way.

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hey guys i know alot of people who have the nvlddmkm issue i seem to be getting this as well but i get a bsod when playing FEAR Combat but when i play need for speed mw i dnt get this issue this seems to be weird any reasons why??

im sure alot of people wud want a soltuion to this really stupid driver issue.


A:A Solution To The FAMOUS nvlddmkm issue

What are you hardware specs and are you running Vista?

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MOD edit: I merged 5 posts into one for clarity.~~boopI was on FB earlier today. I loaded a photo and caught a virus protect.exe . It looks like I got that part of the virus off, but I have a redirect virus I can't remove. Malbytes, trend micro, and Hijack this don't find the virus. Microsofts free software found a virus, but after deleting the virus my computer would not restart. I had to do a system repair that put the virus back on. I can't turn the Windows firewall on.The redirect takes me to the "famous search system" page.I searched the registry and cleaned protect.exe out of it, I have tried manually loading the firewall, I tried MS Defender, I used bleachbit. I am not giving much information here, but does anybody have a clue on this virus? I will try to scan with the MS software again and put the file name it finds on here later.Here is the hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 5:15:27 PM, on 11/9/2011Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\vVX3000.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Browny02\Brother\BrStMonW.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exeC:\Pr... Read more

A:Famous Search Engine redirect...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at BleepingComputer.com, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/logreply/427132 <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

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I just reformatted my other computer and it runs on 98se. It's an AMD Athlone that has 1.8 gHZ and 60 GB, but I doubt that would help with anything. My friends told me to open the shell so I could see the sound card, but I don't see it. All I see are the ine In/Out/Microphone sockets connected into a small silver box.

My guess is that it's integrated into the PCI board(? Lol just saying this to make me not look like a n00b. I stole that sentence from someone's forum). So.. can anyone help?

A:Famous PCI Multimedia Device problems

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Please, please someone help me! I really need my computer.

I have the famous RED CIRCLE with WHITE X problem. First, the pop up box stated saying I had an infection, then I couldnt run HJTsetup, AVG or Nortons. I ran download SDFix. the box stopped popping up and I ran HJTsetup. The box with the red circle and white x stopped.

I still now receive "TWC Desktop - ERROR" message saying unable to initialize "Page" and another pop up message...

An error has occurred in the script on this page.
Line: 21754
Char: 1
Error: Expected }
Code: 0
URL: http://d.i.imwx.com/services/dwzeus...ints&instby=mypoints&prodcode=20&appver=60004

When I close that several more pop up with a new line and char number...Line 32 and Char 5, Line 71 and Char 21, Line79 and Char 21

Here is my SDFix Log

SDFix: Version 1.238
Run by HP_Administrator on Mon 10/27/2008 at 11:57 PM
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
Running From: C:\SDFix
Checking Services :

Restoring Default Security Values
Restoring Default Hosts File
Resetting AppInit_DLLs value


Infected beep.sys Found!
beep.sys File Locations:
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\beep.sys" 28160 10/27/2008 09:33 PM
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\beep.sys" 28160 10/27/2008 09:33 PM
Infected File Listed Below:
File copied to Backups Folder
Attempting to replace beep.sys with original version

Original beep.sys R... Read more

A:the famous RED CIRCLE with WHITE X problem

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So we all know that Dell disabled basic features for the Sigmatel sound card. Namely the ability to choose "Wave" or "Stereo Mix" or whatever you want to call it in the recording control. I've had too many headaches trying to figure out how to fix it, so now I'm coming to you. I've tried various drivers that people have suggested, and so far I haven't found one that works. Maybe one of you can help me figure out exactly what driver I can use to get the "Stereo Mix" input.

I'm using, again, a Dell XPS 410 with Windows XP MCE. The device calls itself "Sigmatel High-Definition Audio Codec," and as I recall it is a STAC97 device. Is this enough to go on? Because Virtual Audio Cable just isn't cutting it.

Thank you in advance.

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So I used to play and host warcraft 3 games with xp couple months ago. One month ago, I installed vista... So again forwarded ports but it seemed like it was more complicated with vista. I dont remember how i finally did to been able to host but.. I was able to host like 3-4 weeks then problem came back (I couldnt host again). I dont know if its cause i downloaded service pack 2... or some other update but.. even with ports forwarded (I use linksys), with firewall disabled... and i tried with dmz enable.. it still doesnt work... I disabled windows defender.... still doesnt work. Then i found something strange in my ipconfig cmd (well i think its anormal)

When i type /ipconfig it do errors like this

I have no anti-virus at all... and Ive been looking on several forums to find someone with same problem but no one could answer

So do you think there is a problem in that cmd config?
Should i try reinstalling wc3? or should i try update to windows 7?


A:The famous warcraft hosting problems with Vista

Running a PC with out an active Anti Virus means you are committing suicide with your PC. It will die. No A/V could be your problem now.


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I'm in Vista.. x64.. on one machine, i found that if i imported any video edited anywhere but imagemixer it would crash (the library).. so i found there, that i could rename the offending file..

This didnt work on my other machine.. now every time i open and click into the library section(browsing and authoring), it doesnt even display the listing just crashes on imxBrowser.exe

I've tried renaming folders in my video folder, that didnt fix it.. I then tried uninstalling and deleting the registry keys.. this didnt help either.. I'm baffled.. at least in Vista i cant see where else the library history is being stored, if this is the problem in this case.

(if i debug the error.. its related to imxbrowser.exe: "unhandled exception at 0x007f5000 in imxbrowser.exe: ~access violation reading location 0x03d83000" in the dll imxdec.dll )


A:Imagemixer 3 SE hell.. anyone know how to fix the famous crashing issue?

I found that if I went into my codec pack in program files and renamed the Haali folder , then rebooted. Everything started working again.

(I had image brower working , then it would not work for no particular reason)

For some reason imxbrowser hangs if Haali is active. No idea how it all works.

Godd luck !

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Interesting set of tricks they use to make video games.

31 Design Tricks Behind Famous Video Games (You Can't Unsee)

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Ohh first, sony viao have really bad after sale support.. Anyone knows what it the key to hit to go the factory restore?? pleasee

Thanks guys..


A:SONY VIAO- the famous key that bring you to factory restore!!

Hello Ash,

It's F8, but here's the link below from Sony with full details on how.

View Document

Hope this helps,

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"Hi, I have many hrs @ thinkpad.com fourn and here(Techsupportfourm) and
google, agp440,this was and is still a big problem with not many good answers
to post.Hi, I seem to have the same problem. XP wont boot, and safe mode wont boot. I've tried booting from the CD, but setup can't even start windows. I don't even get as far as being able to choose the recovery console. Anyone have an idea of what I could do? Is this a hardware problem? I was installing a wireless desktop card and got a blue screen about a hardware malfunction. Windows booted up once after that when I took the card out, but never again. I tried with the card in, didn't help. I was able to boot in safe mode, but not able to fix the problem on my own. I tried booting in safe mode with networking. Didn't boot again after that in any way. Now, as I said earlier, I can't even boot from CD. The computer stops when it says "setup is starting windows". I've tried everything in this thread, but can't even get to the recovery console. Any suggestions? Could I have missed something? Thanks!"

Hi, thanks for fast reply dai, or maybe this is computer response.
i can not get to repair consoul.

I feel that i have hardware problem or MS has bug in antitheft.pirating software.

I have 2 TP A30s laptops, 40gig hdd with dualboot (WinME-Xpsp2)

A30a runs ME and Xp, Xp also installs repairs, AND VISTA is good

A30b runs ME, and Xp hangs Xp no install hangs ... Read more

A:Famous XPsp2 startup&install hang @agp440

Has anyone been able to fix this problem? I have exactly the same thing where it hangs on agp440.sys.

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I had a wireless keyboard "hooked" to my desktop but one day I came back to my computer and it had the famous blue screen on my monitor. My keyboard was not recognized  and so I bought a wired keyboard to see if that would work but unfortunately the wired keyboard was not recognized either. So I am trying to figure out what be wrong with my computer and if someone can tell me how I can fix it. Is it the motherboard? I can't seem to press F10 or F11 to restart or reset the system from the blue screen...... 

A:Famous blue screen and computer does not recognize keyboard.

Brigitte45 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about blue screen and keyboard not working, and wish I had good news for you --but I don't. You said F10 and F11 don't work, so try pressing F1 repeatedly to at least see if that will get you into the BIOS setup screen. IF that works, then try pressing F9 or F12 to see if either of those presents a one-time boot menu. If none of those keys work, then sorry to say, there is nothing we can do for you from here.  Since we have no way to remote into the PC and run any diagnostics ourselves, we have no way to examine the PC ourselves.  This limits us to providing written diagnosting steps in the hopes that those will reveal the problem and how to fix it.  Without a working keyboard, even if you can read the diagnostics from another PC screen, you will not be able to implement them in your PC without pressing some keys. Sorry, but at that point, your only recourse is to take the PC to an authorized HP service center to see if it can be fixed.Here is a link with information on HP Service Centers:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00372730?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0004Good LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Acc... Read more

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(( Sorry, this topic should be in audio and sound forum. Admins please move it ))

Hi guys. This is an old, very ugly problem, still without clear solution. I'll start from the beginning, and sorry for my English.

Two weeks ago, I had spanish Windows7 64 bit computer and my Gamecom 360 headset with microphone that was working really fine with 50 volume and 0db additional boost. Then, one beautiful evening, the lights in my house went off, and my HDD partition broke, so did Windows. I had to install a new copy from the different source, so this is when I faced this famous problem ? my microphone was really, really low with 100% volume, something that cannot be. I did all this tricks people tell you to do in "sound" menu, but no results..
Also, I did everything you can do in Realtek software without any effect.

My sound card is integrated, motherboard is ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8H61-M LX (LGA1155). Sound card details are here:

I've tried 4 different versions of Realtek drivers. 1 - From motherboard website. 2 - Realtek website according to OS. 3 - Especial drivers for soundcard model from Realtek website. 4 - Ac97 drivers. None of them worked. No effect. Headphones work just fine, but mic only shows good green sound level in "Sound" config if I hit microphone "head" pretty hard with my finger.

I've tried other win7 64 bit package (different source), no effect. I looked into BIOS, searching for some power suply settings point... Read more

A:Famous Win7 64bit low volume microphone problem

Right click audio icon and select mic>properties and level.

Check to see the level and increase it.

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I've had this BSOD before, but then got the computer magically back to working order. I also did a thread on that one and have tried to use the fix that I provided for other people on that forum. The BSOD I have now is 100% identical to the last one I had (the one I wrote about at the other forum). I am a busy music producer and have been without my DAW (the software we use to make music) for about 3 weeks now and I am getting kinda sick of this BSOD, so I'll provide as much information as possible so you can get a picture of the BSOD. First of all, the Dump file (I'll paste it under) Checked with WhoCrashed.

My GPU is "AMD Radeon HD 5870 in Crossfire.


Crash Dump Analysis
Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Sat 11.10.2014 19:36:10 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\101214-23649-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (0xFFFFF8800FE54DC6)
Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFF88003C10048, 0x0, 0xFFFFF8800FE54DC6, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
Bug check description: This indicates that invalid system memory has been referenced.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of t... Read more

A:Famous Atikmdag.sys BSOD. Bugcheck code: 0x50

Test your GPU with FurMark : Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark - Windows 7 Help Forums Set the alarm to go off at 90 C. Stop if you see any artefacts and such.

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