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Decommissioned Work PC Issues (0x80070005 Error) Registry Issues

Q: Decommissioned Work PC Issues (0x80070005 Error) Registry Issues

Hello all,

I currently have a Dell computer given to me by my old employer that is running into validation/registry issues. The computer is now at my new employer since it was faster than what they originally had for me. I am assuming the computer originally had a KMS activated copy of Windows 7 Enterprise but I can't be sure. I first noticed issued awhile ago when a dialogue box saying something on the lines of I could be a victim of software piracy or something. I just closed it out and didn't pay much attention to it.

I then tried to download Microsoft Visual C++ as a program requested that I do so and I got the 0x80070005 - Access is denied error. I've researched and a bit and even bought a new copy (with CD) of Windows 7 Pro. I was a fool and thought I could just plug in the new key and it would be fine. I've tried the whole SubInACL deal and got errors so I'm not sure what I should do next.

I could do a fresh install but 1. This is now my primary work computer so I don't want to lose anything. I am somewhat scared of doing a fresh install, a restore, etc. I honestly don't know the difference all that well.

I also forgot to mention I have the original CoA and I will give that information now:
Windows 7 Pro OA
X16-96076

Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you

-Shane

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Hello, Last night i got a popup from Avast saying that a rootkit had been blocked.

Today, when I started up my computer, it would not connect to the internet and i got a popup from avast giving me the 10050 error saying that it could not protect outgoing mail. Likewise, the windows defender firewall was not working, and attempts to do a system restore failed. I found a similar issue posted on this forum, and I started to follow the same steps; however, there appeared to be more issues than the other user experienced when I generated the following log:

Farbar Service Scanner Version: 18-01-2012 01
Ran by Bacchus (administrator) on 21-01-2012 at 12:50:46
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
****************************************************************

Internet Services:
============
Dhcp Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of Dhcp service is OK.
The ImagePath of Dhcp service is OK.
The ServiceDll of Dhcp service is OK.

afd Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
Checking Start type: Attention! Unable to open afd registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ImagePath: Attention! Unable to open afd registry key. The service key does not exist.
Connection Status:
==============
Localhost is accessible.
There is no connection to network.
Google IP is accessible.
Yahoo IP is accessible.
Windows Firewall:
=============
MpsSvc Service is not running. Checking service configuratio... Read more

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Greetings. Whenever I try to re-install Microsoft Office 2007, I get "error 1310" and it asks me to verify i'm the administrator; however, i'm logged in as the admin. I have the same issue trying to re-install Itunes. My computer is moving very slow at times and freezes, then suddenly it will just act normally.
I have Norton 2010 and have run numerous scans. I've tried to run "OTL" but the computer "freezes" whenever I click "run scan". I've also run Spybot S&D, SuperAnt-Spyware and CCleaner. I've "unregistered" and "re-registered" the registry, nothing seems to work. I've even attempted seven different system restores and each time after reboot, a messages states that it cannot restore to whatever particular restoration point i attempt.
About a week ago I didn't have Norton 2010 renewed and I used a unsecure wifi system. Shortly afterwards I began having issues. Is there anything you can do to help me???
I have Windows XP Professional and my lapnet is an Acer. I have 232 GB on the computer and 113 GB of free space....

A:Error 1310, constant script warnings and major registry issues!

Take a look, nevermind that it's a different version of Office: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296175 .

Why are you reinstalling? Is this a trial version of Office?

You mention "registry issues", but what is that based on?

You mention issues that have nothing that would tie them together, other than normal system problems. Why did you post this in the malware log forum?

Can you connect to the Internet? Windows Update? Update your currently installed AV program?

Louis

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Hi Everyone

Apologies for not including any Log files at this stage, but I would appreciate your thoughts on the following:

I've just installed Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium on a new SSD for my aged Acer Aspire 5920G. Following installation, many updates, including SP1 were automatically added through Windows update.
I then came to Activating, and when it was refused, suddenly realised and remembered (after all these years) that I had in fact purchased a retail version of the Upgrade, and had originally installed it over the top of Vista.

After searching Seven Forums I found and used the work-around binary file, provided on these forums for such a situation. With this I successfully Activated.

After continuing to install s/w and generally set things up, I realised that Windows update was no longer running. I manually set it going, and it has just continued to search for updates for hours without anything else happening. Further investigation using the MS Fixit tool revealed the Error code 0x8007005, (Access Denied, as I've since found out).

I've tried every fix I can find, including SFC Scannow and SubInAcl, without any joy.

Am I correct to assume this has been caused by my clean install of an upgrade version? Can anyone suggest a remedy without me having to start again with a new full copy of Windows 7?

Thanks for any thoughts/suggestions.

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Hello Forum,

I have two removable disks.

One is write protected (D) - I want to know if you can alter that property.

I have just put them into my laptop and discovered the presence of New Folder - with a zip folder in it and another folder called Found. Want to know how that got created.

The other question I have is that the removable disks had the status of being shared and could be accessed via the network - I was wondering if I had done that correctly? I have attached what folders were shared prior and also a screen shot of what I unchecked to get it off the network.

I have been transferring data from one computer to another.

I have noticed that I have two new folders.

1> I have noticed that the folders have duplicated for some reason - maybe I copied and pasted.
2> One is write protected and the other is not.
3 > I have the situation that I have a - New Folder with a zip folder in it
and another folder called Found Folder.
4 > The removable disks were previously shared and I have gone in and changed the sharing as per my screen shots.

I have attached a copy of the situation - I would just like to know if there is any resolution to the above issues

A:Removable Disk Issues - Work through issues

Found folders are usually created when you run CHKDSK on a disk.

I end up with New Folder if I start to create a folder and then stop before I name it.

What type of external disks are they?

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As suggested from the title I've been battling with this error for a while now.
I am not sure when it started but this Windows 10 installation was a clean one directly from an .iso file from Microsoft meaning no tampering was done with it.
It is a legit activation from the start, so no tampering there either.
My Windows Update works (actual system updates), but any updates/installations regarding Windows Store just refuses to work.
I've tried multiple fixes I've found online:
Relogged in the Store - achieved nothing
Tried wsreset - achieved nothing
Took ownership and tried switching it around multiple times - achieved nothing
Removed registry keys as suggested on another thread - achieved nothing
Tried sfc /scannow - achieved nothing (it did find a dll file it tried to fix regarding gpu drivers but thats another problem in itself)
Tried running apps.diagcab (not the latest diagnostic app but it provided info which the latest one did not)
Interestingly enough it showed a problem:
"Service registration is missing or corrupt"
It ofcourse failed to fix it and now I'm stuck with no idea how to proceed further, I feel like I've tried pretty much everything.

Worthy note: Since the clean install back then I didn't immediately use my email account with the System knowing that it would create a user folder with the name of my email account, so I made a local account and then later just signed in with my email and associated the system with that. This might be a possible pro... Read more

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As suggested from the title I've been battling with this error for a while now.
I am not sure when it started but this Windows 10 installation was a clean one directly from an .iso file from Microsoft meaning no tampering was done with it.
It is a legit activation from the start, so no tampering there either.
My Windows Update works (actual system updates), but any updates/installations regarding Windows Store just refuses to work.
I've tried multiple fixes I've found online:
Relogged in the Store - achieved nothing
Tried wsreset - achieved nothing
Took ownership and tried switching it around multiple times - achieved nothing
Removed registry keys as suggested on another thread - achieved nothing
Tried sfc /scannow - achieved nothing (it did find a dll file it tried to fix regarding gpu drivers but thats another problem in itself)
Tried running apps.diagcab (not the latest diagnostic app but it provided info which the latest one did not)
Interestingly enough it showed a problem:
"Service registration is missing or corrupt"
It ofcourse failed to fix it and now I'm stuck with no idea how to proceed further, I feel like I've tried pretty much everything.

Worthy note: Since the clean install back then I didn't immediately use my email account with the System knowing that it would create a user folder with the name of my email account, so I made a local account and then later just signed in with my email and associated the system with that. This might be a possible pro... Read more

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Reposting from this link as advised:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ey-627991.html

Hi Experts,
I wanted to be update to get best performance and removed some services from running along with changes to MSconfig and ended up in mess.. Now Any help from you would be greatly appreciated.

Note: I have followed the attached the DD.TXT and ARk.txt and Attach Zipped as attachment for investigation.

1. When I tried to Open control Panel, I get the following error which I have to say Ok or nothing works
" IPC error: no connection. (SM_RC_ENOCONN)(11)" This dialog box appears twice before control panel displays the list. Please can some one help me resolve it.

Tried the following:
Restor to the date system was working .. But I still have these problems.

2. When I shut down, I am forced to end a strange application it says "End Program - Sample". The shut down procedure does not force this "Whatever weird thing" to close. I see from task manager that there are no Applications running.

3. Windows Task Bar changed color to grey even after restore, this problem remains

Observations
Themes services is running.
I have googled about it and run those regedit commands
regsvr32 mshtml.dll - failed saying "mshtml.dll loaded, but DLLRegisterServer entry point not found" . ..
Did I install any other OS drivers by mistake .. ? How to know ?

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A:[SOLVED] WinXP SP3; IPC error, Shutdown Issues and Taskbar Color issues

Hi

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed. Note that if you do not respond within 5 days I shall no longer check this thread for replies.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.
IMPORTANT - for Windows Vista and Windows 7 start all tools by using right click > Run as Administrator.


Combofix
We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

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Please read all the information carefully! If us... Read more

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About a month ago my hard drive froze up and I replaced it with a Western Digital Caviar Black 500 gb Sata drive. I used an external USB hard drive enclosure to remove files etc, the old hard drive still worked, just wouldn't boot the OS. Well since then I had problems with boot up. At first it was just that restart wouldn't work out of Windows XP. The motherboard would beep, display it's identity and stop. Sometimes it would stop after detecting the CPU and the memory but not continue on to even look for the Hard drive or anyother bootable device. Now it takes two, three, sometimes four tries to get it to proceed to detect the hard drives and occasionally freezes on the Welcome screen to XP. When I check the event viewer it seems to get into loops of security checks, running the same one over and over. The last time I checked the System events, it showed none prior to the current boot up. I am also getting hard drive errors. No bad sectors, just corrupted files and messed up index entries.

System:

Amd Athlon 64, 200 MHz 3200+ about 3 years old
Winfast NF4SK8AA Motherboard
3 GB Ram, 2 x 512 Kingston, 2 x 1024 Lifetime
Asus branded - Nvidia GeForce 7300 GS
Windows XP Home, SP3

I am also having no problems once the computer actually boots, no BSOD's, nothing untoward. Also after it's going awhile, seems to start and stop no problem. It's feeling like an old car right now.

I am wondering whether to replace the current gen... Read more

A:Boot issues, Hard drive error issues

First, I would certainly change out your power supply because generic ones are often garbage. There are tremendous deals in the 450-550 range reputable psu's.

Second, check out this superb tutorial on USB by LookinAround: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic122125.html

Third, run ChkDsk.

Fourth, I think it would be good for you to run a harddrive diagnostics. Your manufacturer will provide a free utility to do so.

* By the way, I have the same cpu on my second rig and it is a solid one. Steady as she goes...
 

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Okay, About three months ago, I got hacked HARD...permissions were changed, administrator rights were removed from my administrator accounts, etc. i was flabbergasted. THe iactually didn't bother me though until I ran a MBAM scan and found 133 viruses and spyware instances on my drive (NOT including tracking cookies!). I cleaned and recleaned, using MBAM, SuperantiSpyware, Avira, running each one in safe mode first, then loading into my normal account and running them, and finally erasing my user account and creating a new one. But even after the new user account was created with Administrator privileges, I still routinely received virus and Malware threat warnign flags from MBAM and Avira. Eventually, Avira and MBAM were disabled and Avira was "deleted" (Windows will not uninstall because the setup.exe file has been 'Changed" and won't reinstall it because I don't have "Administrator privileges" on my Administrator accounts!) even though at startup I receive an error message saying that Avira has been corrupted. The most telling issue is that antivirus and spyware/Malware scans come up clean on Safe mode scans, but using my normal account, the machine reboots. Using Superantispyware I notice that it's always during the memory test that this occurs (and in Safe Mode, it passes through this section with no issue). None of my antivirus programs will download updates, even ones I start manually, and although I have no problem acc... Read more

A:Machine reboots during Spyware scan...won't load updates. Issues issues issues!

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I have been helping a friend fix his desktop for about two days now. The issue started off with high abouts of viruses, and a few things of spyware.

The computer is running windows XP home Ed. I do not know the Sp # It has explore 7 so I am going to assume it is sp2.

This is the following steps that where taken to get to this point thus far.


1)installing of Ad-Aware Se, Spy Bot S&D 1.5, AVG Free (latest ver) and running of trend-mirco's house call via Firefox.

This had seemed to have taken care of the issues. We did a reboot and it seemed to be clean. So to make sure we ran AVG one last time and it found some trojans, (name was something like 135324.exe and so on with just numbers). It had "healed" the files and time for a final reboot.

I rebooted the computer and logged in fine.

When windows finished loading there where no icon images(they where just white) and nothing with run.

The error that comes up when you try and run something is.

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel."

From what I can find on this it seems that something in the Registry was changed on what launches EXE's and all the other file types.

Before I started anything I made a backup of the registry in a .REG file just in case.

Is there a way to fix this issue? it will not open anything, it keeps giving that error.... I have tried finding a way to edi... Read more

A:Registry Issues

Well lots of time later I figured it out!

So if anyone has a similar issue, mine was due to permissions on the Hkey_Classes key. Somehow the groups of who had permission to what where killed. I used a laptop running a similar OS install to copy who has what with a few updates.

But in short if you can not run regedit from windows in a normal boot, reboot to safemode with command prompt. Type in cmd regedit. When it opens check what the permissions on that key are and correct as needed.

Note - Messing in reg is BAD idea unless you know what your doing!

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Few days ago I got a nasty virus that tore up quite a few things on my computer. One of those ones that prohibits running any antimalware, virus, spybot, ccleaner, etc...

Thanks to this website I was able to finally get rid of the virus and now Im simply trying to reverse all of the damage it has done to my system.

Bottom line is that all of my codecs and whatnot in my "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32" are missing and the folder is completely empty.

I have gotten the missing files that are supposed to be there from the internet and are saved as a .reg file but it won't import into the registry.
No error or anything comes up it, says that they were successfully entered into the registry, however, they were not.
I am unable to create any new registry entries from within the registry, anything I type in claims to be already in use.

I have toggled with the permissions to no avail, the permissions are set to full for everyone in both the root folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and the drivers32 folder itself. When I try to set the permissions to "full" for the Creator Owner and click apply it resets itself back to being unchecked.

I have created a new account with full admin privileges and the same problem persists. I have also booted in safe mode under both accounts. I have ran the K-Lite Codec tweak kit to "fix internet sound" yet when trying to create the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft... Read more

A:Registry Issues

Hi nightmare.

Have you tried to a system-restore to a previous state?

This should have your driver settings in it. Remember to restore to BEFORE you had the virus.

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My brother one day has messed with the computer,
he went to RUN and went to regedit, and messed with the registry.
Everything is good except the logon page won't load up all u see is the WIndows XP logo.

I know that the way to fix it is by using the XP CD, but I don't have it.
So are their any other solutions?

A:Registry Issues for Xp (HELP!)

Hello and Welcome to TSF

You might want to try System Restore if you can. Try running in Safe Mode. if you cannot, you are going to need to get your hands on the XP cd.

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Hello from sunny Florida,
 
My new computer w/ Windows 8, has issues.  Not sure really what is going on.  I removed the pre-installed virus program b/c it was expired and that is when I started having problems.  Mostly when I am using Word, but checked an error report and there was a few items.  This time I received: onenotem.exe error, this is just the latest one.  I am in grad school and need my computer, I can still use it, as I am using it now; however, it would be great if it was restored to proper health.  I am still trying to figure Windows 8 out, and it is driving me crazy to find anything.  I cannot even get back to the error log!! Help, I am freaking out thinking that I have a virus that is hacking into my personal information after reading one of the paid programs out there (the internet).
 
Thanks

A:Registry issues, I think

Hi
 
Please post the make and model number of your laptop.
 
onenotem.exe is related to the MS office one note program. Re-installing or repairing the MS office may probably solve that message. Repair option is available in the office setup program. Also make sure your system is malware free by following the below steps.
 
- Use built in Windows defender antivirus to run a full scan. 
 
  Activate and update Windows defender by following  instructions in the below link.
 
   http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/21962-windows-defender-turn-off-windows-8-a.html
 
- Use Eset online scanner for a quick scanning of your C drive.
 
   http://www.eset.com/online-scanner-popup/
 
- Remove unnecessary programs from the startup.
 
  If you are not sure how to do that, download MalwareBytes Startuplite from http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/startuplite/
 
 This handy tool will automatically identify the unnecessary startup entries. 
 
- Make sure the old antivirus is uninstalled completely.
 
 Some AV programs will leave their services and kernel mode drivers even after uninstall them via control panel. To clean the left overs, we may need to use the official removal tools. All major AV manufacturers have their own cleanup tools. Check the below link and download the corresponding removal tool.
 
  http://kb.eset.com... Read more

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Couldnt be sure guys but I think I may have some Registry issues. My machine is doing some really wierd stuff IE: Like when I single click on and email, sometimes nothing happens, so I have to double click to open the email but then it might delete the entire email and the next one as well. I have tried 3 different Meese with the same result. Its not just emails. My Browsers IE8 and Google Chrome occasionally wont open and close properly. I am running AVG11 {paid version} and have also run Malware Bytes Anti Malware through. Neither have picked up anything, so I dont think there are any bugs running riot.

I have done a thorough clean and Defrag. Still nothing. I am running ADSL + 2 {20,000kps} high speed broadband so speed is not a problem. I know this sounds a bit vague but almost everything I do doesnt seem to work properly. Can anyone throw any light on the problem..Grrrr.. Regards Ko
 

A:Registry Issues

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hi,

i have just refomatted my computer due to the children killing it :( after installing xp again i now have problems with my registry and need to clean it.
being that i have no money and would really like to get my sound card working again does anyone know of any free cleaners

cheers
tom

A:registry issues

Hi and welcome to TSF

If the installation was working ok but has been corrupted, you could try a system restore (right click My Computer>Properties>System Restore tab)

Have you installed the mainboard drivers? Your soundcard drivers may be on the same disc.

If the windows installation is a bad one, I would suggest downloading the drive manufacturer's free diagnostic software from their website (usually goes on a floppy but can be used on CD) and zero the drive - Low Level Format - and start again with the windows installation.

You can use Belarc to determine the make of your drive:-
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Peter

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I recently installed a new harddrive on my wifes computer but I was having trouble getting the right video drivers for it (I have sense found them) so I downloaded one of those "free" registry programs and let it "fix" some issues for free.

Sense then I have been getting error after error. I'm sure if I were to buy their program, it would "fix" my problems but I hate to pay them to fix a problem that they created.

Is there a good program to repair this issue without costing me a fourtune?

I'm running Windows XP Pro

Thanks for your help,

C.J.
 

A:Registry issues?

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I recently got an IPad so have not been turning on my old Windows laptop every day, in fact sometimes I can leave it for a week. When I do turn it on and sign in with my pass word, I get the message "The User Profile Service failed the log in". I found the following instructions on a Microsoft Windows help website and I successfully corrected the registry entries but every time Windows updates, the problem seems to reoccur.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/947215

Is this because I am not turning on my laptop regularly?

My operating system is Windows Vista but I am pm my Apple IPad at the moment.

Compused
 

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Guys, I recently bought a eeepc and I must say I absolutely love it. I use it alot on site at customer's homes for troubleshooting, etc. One thing I use it for is to register modem's to provide a customer with internet service. The issue I'm having is when I register a modem the ISP has a pretty funky process and insists on installing un-necessary software.

The process works through a walled garden and only with IE or Safari unless I can somehow get it to work with FF/Protable FF. I noticed that once I have registered a modem and try to register another modem it will not allow me to. The walled garden automatically directs me to a "Page cannot be displayed" It does this because during the registration process it writes keys to the registry related to IE somehow. I just don't know what keys to look for.

What I would like to know is if anyone here knows of a method or app that will basically take a snap shot of the registry before hand and after I were to go through this registration process or install any application for that matter, show me which keys have been modified/added afterwards.

I have tried backing up my registry which I did that as soon as I got it, because my sole purpose for it was to do what I'm doing with it now. Using it on site. However when I goto import the registry backup it never imports successfully and always after the import 1 or more of my driver's no longer work properly be it vga or audio.

But also after t... Read more

A:Registry Issues

Winalysis, WhatChanged 1.06, SysTracer, Regshot, Registry First Aid, Registry Help, Active Registry Monitor, Advanced Registry Tracer, and RegSnap are the ones I use most often for before/after comparisons. There are many others, including many that specialize in snapshots before and after installations so they can be completely reversed.
 

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Hi, I have just joined this community.

Can anyone recommend a good registry repair program?

cheers
sharkbite

A:Registry Issues

No such thing. Please explain in detail what problem(s) you are having.

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Windows XP Registry question

I see large lists of domain names as keys in my registry
Does anyone know what software put them there and if they are needed

I am cleaning out my computer and have removed all antivirus, spyware, adaware etc for fresh install of software

The lists are in a few different spots in my registry, here is one location
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\internet settings\ZoneMap\Domains

they look like blocked web sites

XP Version 5.1 SP3

Thanks
Mike

A:Registry Issues

They are the sites that Spybot or a similar program has blocked.

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I recently deleted some no longer needed programs from an extra pc here at our office, which really messed things up. The icons on the desktop have no titles or images, clicking on the start, programs button does nothing, the start, run button is missing, I can't access windows explorer, etc., etc. I have tried to do a system restore, but when the window opens, it's blank. I also tried to do the restore using the command line but got nowhere. I was able to get into the registry and all of the .*** files are missing except for the ones I have imported back to the registry (.com, .lnk, and comfile). Needless to say, I have made no progress.

The pc is an HP dx2000MT (pentium 4, 2.8 ghz) running Windows XP Professional, sp3. Any help you can provide will be much appreciated!

Brenda

A:Registry Issues

You can try an SFC /scannow from the Command window - have an XP Pro disk ready- failing that do a repair install.

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My PC(toshiba/windows7) is at serious stake.The problem is with the registry.How to clean up the registry? Please help.

A:registry issues

What makes you think that there is a problem with your Registry?

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HI everybody. No major problems with this old but solid machine- toshiba satellite running 2000 professional...Lately machine has been a little slower internet browsing and doesn't go to hibernate mode when computer is not in use.
Using avast home edition for anti-virus and comodo firewall.
lately removed some detected malware with "malwarebytes anti-spyware" and "superantispyware."
My hijackthis log follows; just not sure if it was okay to delete some of the items.
Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:10:09 PM, on 1/22/2009
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
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I'm not quite sure which forum to place this thread in, but I'll start with this one and I'm sure someone will correct me.

First, I'm running on:

Intel P4 2.5 Ghz
512Mb Mem
WINXP SP 2

I recently encountered some serious issues in regards to my software. I've noticed that I cannot click on ANY icons (shortcuts, EXE or otherwise). So I am unable to install any AntiVirus, Spyware or Cleanup Tools because of that issue. I also cannot use the "Run" option in Start Menu. The only think I am able to do on my computer is run Explorer - but with some issues.

I'm almost positive that it was a virus of some kind that I downloaded - or something. I just need some help!

A:Registry Issues - Maybe?

Have you already got a virus checker installed? If so can you run it?

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Hello

I am running XP and a HP desktop, i downloaded VLC media player and when i click on a action like a browser VLC pops up , same with other actions like control panel, is it a registry issue, i deleted VLC and the problems
to have gone away but i would like to download VLC again

Thanks

Dan
 

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Recently i downloaded a registry cleaner named, Registry Easy this messed with my computer corrupting my driver for my web cam and now my sound i am unable to reinstall these drivers, they also dont seem to be functioning at all.
 

A:Issues with Registry

Assuming it hasn't been too long, have you tried using System Restore to a date before using the registry cleaner?
 

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I ran BitDefender 2009 from a boot cd to combat a virus issue that I was facing....after running and successfully removing all viruses from my machine, I no longer have administrative priviledges under my user account. All of a sudden, when I try to do things like copy files to the root of C:\ or go to Device Manager, i'm told that I do not have the appropriate priviledges.

So, naturally I login to my machine as administrator to reinstate the priviledges under my user account but that's where i run into a wall.... my machine literally does not show any users or groups, no adminstrator group and no administrator user.....So I figure, I'll simply recreate the administrator account/group but when I try to do it.... I get an error in LSASS.EXE and my machine subsequently is forced to shutdown.

Obviously they're there cause I'm logging in with the account so what gives? and more importantly how can I fix this mess?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide....

Jon

A:Registry Issues with XP SP2....

Hi .

Sounds to me that it's possible your system is still infected...or that there has been damage done to system files.

One or more of your profiles may be damaged...your userinit file may be damaged...it's hard to say from what you've posted.

Can you login to safe mode or Last Known Good Configuration?

You say that you login...how far into the login process can you proceed...with no problems?

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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Hey Everyone,
After cleaning a computer with viruses recently, I notice quite a bit of the user desktop not working right.
- Missing quick launch icons
- Start > programs being empty
- Missing Administrative Tools in Control Panel

What I would like to know is if there are any registry cleaners that can fix all those issues? Or if anyone knows where the registry hive is for the user settings so I can export from a working computer?
This would be for Windows XP.

A:registry issues after cleaning

Registry cleaners/optimizers are not recommended for several reasons: Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
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I ran AdwCleaner and Hitman Pro. They each (mostly AdwCleaner) detected registry files as potentially suspicious. 
 
I wasn't thinking very clearly and went ahead and deleted these files with AdwCleaner. As a result, upon restart and logging into my computer, I was greeted with a black screen and my cursor. This was after a minute or two long wait for the "welcome" screen to pass, which usually takes seconds (SSD). 
 
I figured out that I could hit ctrl alt del and restart explorer.exe to get my desktop, icons, etc. to reappear. 
 
The problem didn't end there. Now a lot of my start up programs do not start up. This includes some intel stuff, my antivirus (MSE), and some other programs like flux and minibin. My computer won't connect to the internet and my firewall is disabled. I am unable to turn the firewall back on.
 
I don't know if this is all the result of missing registry files, but regardless I am at a loss on how to fix this. I know enough about computers to get around, but this sort of thing is beyond me.
 
Embarrassingly, my last restore point is from 2012 due to hubris, so I can't really restore without losing years of changes. 
 
I don't think I had a virus. I was just running some scans to make sure I didn't have any sneaky bits of malware mbam had missed. 
 
Is there anything I can do to fix this issue? I don't have my windows install disk anymore, as I lost it years ago. 

A:Adwcleaner and Registry Issues

I don't know it all your issues are related to AdwCleaner since you also advised running HitmanPro. In some cases, after running AdwCleaner, the user may experience a loss of Internet connection. The Bleeping Computer AdwCleaner download page includes the following note.Under rare circumstances, you may lose your Internet connection when running AdwCleaner. This is typically due to an adware being removed that was acting as a proxy. To resolve this you can use a tool like Rkill, which will automatically reset your Internet settings so that they are not using a proxy...I have advised M-K-D-B who works with the developer and provided a link to this topic but reviewing the log may be helpful.When AdwCleaner is first run, all report logs, AdwCleaner[SX].txt and AdwCleaner[CX].txt are stored on the %systemdrive% (usually C:\).Please copy and paste the contents of AdwCleaner[CX].txt in your next reply for review.If you ran AdwCleaner a second time the log will be saved in the same location but named AdwCleaner[CX].txt (where the largest value of X represents the most recent report).

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Dear AllThis is a request for help with an irritation more than a fatal infection, but I would be grateful for any help as it is more to do with sorting out the registry generally than annoyance with these specific issues. In the HJT log below you should be able to see entries under '04' thus :-O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSGTAG] "C:\Program Files\MSGTAG\MSGTAG.exe" /startupO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Creata Mail] C:\Program Files\Creata Mail\JMSrvr.exeO4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [ICQ Lite] C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe -traybootI do not run any of these programs now and thought I had got rid of them. CCleaner picks them up as failing startups via the registry every time it does a scan, I click to fix the issues and it purports to remove them and then the next time there is a scan they are back! I have tried to manually remove them from the registry but they have returned again! Is there something I am missing which keeps reinserting them in the registry when I reboot. There are no folders in Program files as the entry refers to.Here is the full HJT log for the machineLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:20:32, on 15/04/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:Help - Can't Resolve Registry Issues!

Hi ladyqWelcome to the Forum. Let's see if we can uninstall them properly. We'll need to disable the Norton Script Blocking Service so that it will not interfere with the fixes: " To open Services, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Services. " Find ScriptBlocking services, Right-click the service, and then click and then click Properties. On the General tab, under Startup, click Disabled. " Under Service Status, click Stop button. Click Apply button.OR* Disable the Script Blocking In Norton Settings: " Start Norton Antivirus. " Click Options. If a menu appears when you click Options, then click Norton Antivirus. The Norton Antivirus Options dialog box appears. " Click Script Blocking. " Uncheck Enable Script Blocking (recommended). " Click OKYou can reenable it afterwards when everything is clean again.=====================================Click Start " Control Panel " Add/Remove Programs, and then Removel the following programs, if present: ICQLiteCreata MailMSGTAG =====================================Close all open Explorer windows and browsers/email, etcRun HijackThisClick on the Scan button and when completePut a check beside all of the items listed belowClick on the "Fix Checked" buttonR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customi...www.... Read more

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"This file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action. create an association in the Set Associations control panel"

That's the error i keep getting whenever i try to use any .exe file on my laptop, i can't get into my browser so dont give me solutions that involve downloading something, and i can't get into the command prompt even using run > cmd...i booted in safe mode with command prompt and went into the registry editor and did all this :

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ exefile \ shell \ open \ command.
Double-click the (Default) value in the right hand pane and delete the current value data, and then type:
"%1" %* exactly as shown including the quotes and asterisk.
Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe
In the right-hand pane, set (default) to exefile

i booted again regularly and nothing has changed, i still get the error message.

i'm running windows vista 32-bit SP1

please help

A:.exe and registry editor issues

FIXED. thanks anyway

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Hi everyone. I try to keep my computer running as smoothly as possible and for being a novice, think I have done a decent job in the 2 years I had it. I recently used the System Configuration Utility to narrow down some of my startup processes as it was being a bit laggy. While viewing the startup processes I noticed some "oddities".

First, I have not had either of these programs (McAfee & Musicmatch Jukebox) on my computer for at least 10 months and there are still startup values left. Both were uninstalled from Add/Remove Programs. Along with those issues, there are some lines that are completely blank or just character "boxes" for both the item and the command. Only information is in the "location" field of the Utility.

The lines that have the character boxes have locations of...
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Run

Odd that I see something with NT in it when IM running XP SP2. Along with both of those weird issues is the fact that some startups seem to be in the list twice. I have been tempted to get a registry cleaner but cant seem to find a decent shareware one. Im really hesitant to fudge with the registry as I know I can do all sorts of damage in there. ONLY time I have ever been in it was while talking to a Dell Support Tech (comp. suddenly failed to see my CD+RW/DVD drive).

Any suggestions as to whether a registry tool will help and if so, what one?

Thanks for your kindness and support.
 

A:registry/startup issues

JV16 is a good registry and system cleanup tool. You can get the old freeware version 1.3 here http://oldversion.com/program.php?n=jv16 (you have to pay for version 1.4).

The WindowsNT keys and subkeys really are part of Windows XP. Don't delete anything you are not sure of.
 

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When I scan the registry for problems, choosing only ARP Cache to scan, it comes up with 276 problems to repair. Most of them look like this:

Section: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppManagement\ARPCache\KB923414
Message: The required uninstall program KB923414 could not be found.

Others look like this: {A528690-6A2D-4BC-B143-8C4AE8D. The rest are all related to programs I've uninstalled. I am 90% sure the KB????s are Windows Update files. But I don't understand the message about the uninstall programs not being found.



Could someone clarify for me? Reg cleaners scare me.



Thanks.

 








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    Over the last day or two i have been getting an absurd amount of popups asking me to install Registry Defender. Internet browsing has slowed to a crawl (on a seperate machine now for posting purposes). Redirects are common since my machine has become infected. Specifically: Google searches related to Registry Defender, attempts to log onto Gmail account, attempts to access techsupportforum, and a few others. I scanned my system with Avast 4Home (running as realtime shield, too) and it found one called zilolilo.exe which it promptly quarantined. Since then, Avast has found nothing further, though its still blocking "malicious redirects". A few hours ago i gave Spybot a shot and it found/cleaned a few instances of Fraud.Virus Doctor, virtumonde.prx, and virtumonde.dll, as well as something labeled Firewall Bypass. After Spybot did its cleaning, and i rebooted, i've been getting repeated error msgs: "error loading c:\windows\system32\koyopibi.dll The specified module could not be found." The same also for kehifiya.dll and gemoniwa.dll. I've since dl'd and run the DDS and GMER as asked. Thank you for your patience with me. Seems i posted in haste earlier without first reading the step-by-step.

    Running Windows XP Media on a dell xps410 with 4gb ram


    DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
    Run by Raymond at 18:50:24.28 on Mon 04/27/2009
    Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1572 [GMT -4:00]

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    A:Registry Defender Issues

    Hello

    Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

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    Please follow all instructions and in which order they come, if you have any questions, please ask before proceeding. Its important that you follow this through until i give you the all clear.

    Please DO NOT Attach logs to your posts unless you are advised to do so.

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    Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3

    * IMPORTANT !!! Place combofix.exe on your Desktop
    [*]Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with ComboFix.
    [*]Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
    [*]As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed.

    Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.





    The Windows recovery console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery mode that allows us to help you in the case that your computer has a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

    With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal.

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    Hi

    I find I am having to run a registry cleaner on a daily basis in order to keep my computer running smoothly. Sometimes there are more than 200 issues to be fixed. Is there anything I can do to keep these problems from re-appearing? My specs are as follows:

    Operating System
    MS Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 47 C
    Brisbane 65nm Technology
    RAM
    4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (5-5-5-18)
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2A-VM (Socket AM2 ) 40 C
    Graphics
    LCD TV ([email protected])
    512MB GeForce 9600 GT (EVGA) 49 C
    Hard Drives
    488GB Hitachi Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 ATA Device (SATA) 44 C
    Optical Drives
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202H ATA Device
    Audio
    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    These are mostly "Key" files. I can copy the list and post here, if needed.

    Thanks!
     

    A:Daily Registry Issues

    first thing you should do is stop running registry cleaners. That will eventually brick your rig, and of those 200 entries, I'd say about 200 of them are false positives. Below is an excellent write-up on them.
    The following is one of the best write-ups I’ve seen for the NON-use of registry cleaners, and also a very good description of the ‘why you shouldn’t use them’, courtesy of fellow moderator Elvandil.

    Elvandil said:


    Registry cleaners do nothing to help a machine. The damage they cause may not even show up right away. Then you buy a new piece of hardware and discover that it won't install because some "cleaner" removed all the entries. And because of the way the registry works, removing things from it does not improve access speed one iota.

    Cleaning "junk" files is another thing that should be done with caution. Many files that programs like Ccleaner remove are very useful at times. For example, most backups, including that of the BCD registry, use the bak file ending. If there is a problem booting, it's easy to replace it unless it has been deleted. Contrary to popular belief, the number of files on the hard drive has nothing at all to do with how well or fast the system runs.

    In case someone has not already seen it:

    It is true that errors in your registry can cause all sorts of problems. But what cleaners find are not "errors" at all. They define them as "errors&qu... Read more

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    Hello, TSF guys. You've been of considerable help in the past so here i am back for another rouond of help. As of last night, pop-ups asking me to install Registry Defender have been plaguing my desktop. Currently on laptop right now because scrolling the internet for help has become almost impossible on the desktop. Strangely, its more than just popups. I can navigate to almost any site, but when i try to access one that concerns removal of or advice on Registry Defender IE just hangs. Yesterday afternoon Avast found and quarantined a trojan called zilolilo.exe. Shortly after that the Registry Defender popups began. I've since run standard and thorough scans with Avast and its found nothing at all, though it continually blocks internet re-directs to malicious sites. I've read through a few posts on this issue, but they all seem to be user-specific so I don't want to take another step without further advice. Thanks in advance, ppl!

    A:Registry Defender issues

    Hello and welcome to TSF.

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




    Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




    link at the top of each page.

    Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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

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

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

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    (one of the files containing the system's registry data had to be recovered by use of log or alternate copy) my daughter gets this message every time her pc is turned on!!! what does this mean??? should i just wipe the drive and reinstall windows??? "PLEASE HELP"
     

    A:WindowsXP Registry issues

    Welcome to TSG....

    If the registry is corrupt the best bet is to do a backup of any and all of the important data on her computer to another type media like CD-R' DVD as soon as possible.

    Then do a clean install of windows using the recovery disc set for the computer and install all applications etc.

    Does the computer complete booting up and work properly?

    Also try this:
    To download HJTsetup.exe fromTrendSecure To Download HijackThis go to the following at the File Repository
    Click on the link below to Download HijackThis Self Installer:

    http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/HJTInstall.exe

    Save the file to your desktop.
    Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
    Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
    Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
    At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
    Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
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    I am getting tons of new IE windows opening all the time. Sometimes up to 20-30 in a minute. Also, I am getting a number of different registry errors. Hope this is enough info. When I tried to complete the pandascan it kept stopping 2/3 of the way through. I completed all the rest of the steps. Thank you very much for the help.

    Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
    Run by Jeff on 2008-01-29 20:35:19
    Computer is in Normal Mode.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

    Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


    -- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
    8: 2008-01-30 01:35:38 UTC - RP1387 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
    7: 2008-01-29 22:53:52 UTC - RP1386 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
    6: 2008-01-29 22:48:55 UTC - RP1385 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
    5: 2008-01-29 20:09:26 UTC - RP1384 - System Checkpoint
    4: 2008-01-28 04:16:00 UTC - RP1383 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


    -- First Restore Point --
    1: 2008-01-03 23:50:04 UTC - RP1380 - System Checkpoint


    Backed up registry hives.
    Performed disk cleanup.

    Total Physical Memory: 384 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


    -- HijackThis (run as Jeff.exe) ------------------------------------------------

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 8:39:39 PM, on 1/29/2008
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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    A:Registry and Spyware Issues

    Hello and welcome to TSF


    Apologises for the delay getting to your log. The helpers here are all volunteers and we have been very busy lately. If you are still having malware problems,follow instructions below.

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    P2P

    P2P - I see you have P2P software Azureus Vuze, BitLord 1.1 and LimeWire 4.10.5 installed on your machine. We are not here to pass judgment on file-sharing as a concept. However, we will warn you that engaging in this activity and having this kind of software installed on your machine will always make you more susceptible to re-infections. It may be contributing to your current situation. This page will give you further information.

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    Click > Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs and uninstall the following programs (if they exist):

    WinTouch<----WinTouch is a Potentially Unwanted Program that may have been installed by a Zlob trojan without users knowledge. It may display excessive advertisement on the compromised computer
    Viewpoint Media Player<---Viewpoint is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". This will change from what we know in 2006 read this article: http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3561546

    ====================

    Download haxfix.exe and save it to your desktop.
    Double click on haxfix.exe to run it.
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    Hey guys, I was referred to this site by a friend. Thanks in advance for any help!

    I use Windows XP and lately I've been encountering some issues like slowed down internet connection, I can no longer move files by dragging them neither between folders or within a folder, text may disappear for no reason when typing, sometimes when I right-click the menu refuses to appear, etc. In other words Windows is acting erratically.

    I've run the following:

    - AVG anti-virus (found a Trojan)

    - Wise Disk Cleaner

    - Wise Registry Cleaner

    - Smart Defrag

    I also ran Windows' own 'Control disk' tool.

    I downloaded and ran HijackThis and here is the log:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 22:41:28, on 2008-11-08
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
    Boot mode: Normal
    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program\Delade filer\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    C:\Program\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
    C:\Program\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe
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    A:Possible Virus / Registry Issues

    Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
    You have two anti-virus programs running, which will cause trouble. Uninstall one of them.
    Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
    Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    Under Main choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.

    Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.


    Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop. alternate link 1 alternate link 2
    Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
    Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
    When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

    Then click Finish.
    MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
    On the Scanner tab:
    Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    Then click on the Scan button.

    If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
    The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some... Read more

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    I made some changes to the icons and recycle bin and some other things within the registry. how do i change them back without a backup of the original?
    thanks
     

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    For years i have used Auslogics registry cleaner,i use it every week.Today i used it and it found 10 issues that it backed up then cleaned.But i have just got WISE Registry cleaner,so today After using the usual Auslogic cleaner i ran the new wise reg cleaner for the first time,it found another 1191 issues,Has anyone had any experiance with the Wise reg cleaner ? 1191 issues seems rather a lot,i have done a full registry back up but im wondering if anyone has had the same kind of experiance & might save me a lot of time repairing my registry before it gets decimated by the wise cleaner

    I had done a full backup of the registry,so i decided to go with the Wise cleaner result,& clicked the Clean button & all is well.so the Wise reg cleaner must just be a more in depth cleaner.I used the defrag too & reduced the registry size by 21% so maybe the Wise one is just better

    A:1191 registry issues

    I use the Auslogics one occasionally, if I were you I'd just get rid of the wise reg cleaner.

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    Hey everyone,


    im working on a computer to where her sound is heavily malfunctioning. I uninstalled the device from the manager and reinstalled the device. and reinstalled the driver. i use WinStress to test the Sound device and it worked fine for abotu 10 minutes, Then the sound doesn't work until i turn off WinStress and it works. I reboot the computer, works for about 2 minutes then stops.

    I ran Registry Mechanic and spotted about 141 errors. 75% of them were High Priority. I was able to fix a bout 17 of the files but the rest i couldn't do without a full version. Could a Registry Attack cause Sound Problems? Ive tried everything else i knew. And usually i take the problem to the root and thats in the registry. Let me know.

    Thanks guys

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    Originally Posted by bl4z31nup


    Hey everyone,
    im working on a computer to where her sound is heavily malfunctioning. I uninstalled the device from the manager and reinstalled the device. and reinstalled the driver. i use WinStress to test the Sound device and it worked fine for abotu 10 minutes, Then the sound doesn't work until i turn off WinStress and it works. I reboot the computer, works for about 2 minutes then stops.
    I ran Registry Mechanic and spotted about 141 errors. 75% of them were High Priority. I was able to fix a bout 17 of the files but the rest i couldn't do without a full version. Could a Registry Attack cause Sound Problems? Ive tried everything else i knew. And usually i take the problem to the root and thats in the registry. Let me know. Thanks guys






    Hi bl4z31nup. . .

    I must tell you that the title of this thread did catch my eye - but what exactly do you mean by a "Registry Attack"?

    The Vista NT Registry is really nothing more than an index of sorts that contains information about every aspect of your system from boot-up to shut-down. Very little input/output data (files) used by installed programs is found within it - just mostly program parameters required to run the task at hand.

    In my opinion, products such as the one you mentioned do nothing more than take advantage of consumers by scaring them to death when dealing with the Windows NT Registy - which most c... Read more

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    My win xp crashed due to registy issues.  When I boot up, I get a black screen with a msg that says that "windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupted:  \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM".  Per online instructions, I tried to fix the registry using the recovery console and the win xp cd.  However, it shows three differentt locations: C:\I386, C:\miniNT, D:\WINDOWS.  Three locations are not addressed at any of the sites I accessed - they only show C:\WINDOWS.  I don't know where to go from here.  Can anyone help?  I know that I will have to install a new hard drive but I have important data and photos on that hard drive that I would rather not lose.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.   Tim

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    Okay, so i recently deleted certain threads from the HKCU software windwos... keys. After which ive been having some funny errors. Like for example, my outlook refuses to remember my passwords so on and so forth. Is there anyways i can repair this registry problem? I was stupid enough to not take a back up.

    I am running WinXP home edition.

    Cheers!
     

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    Bought a new HP laptop this past February and it came with Vista pre-installed, ok so far no problem. Had a few minor hiccups until yesterday when it suddenly stopped working. Apparently the power cord came out and it was running on battery power until it shut down. Upon restart, well it wouldn't... it says that the registry file windows/system/software is either missing or corrupted. It does a memory dump, tries to enter the (useless) windows repair tool and restarts only to repeat the same issue ad-infinitum. I can reset to factory settings but that would wipe all the information I have stored on my system, music, movie files all gone.

    It does give me the option to save a backup, but only through a usb device, which I do not have at the moment and really cannot afford to buy.

    Is there a way to repair the registry just enough to get the data off the drive so I can reset the factory settings? Or is there any way to retrieve or save the data without using a usb device? I know I have in the past with xp used a boot disk and managed to load the cd drivers on to memory while I have taken data off by writing it to cd.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     

    A:Vista Registry Issues

    I'm not sure if you stated this or not but can you boot into safe mode?
     

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