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Changing BIOS Passwords Remotely

Q: Changing BIOS Passwords Remotely

Hello,

I'm currently looking for a way to change all of our Laptop & Workstation (Approx 250+ machines) BIOS passwords using a remote tool if possible. The majority of laptops are Latitude and the workstations OptiPlex although most of the laptops have BitLocker activated.
We also use Empirum software to push out software if this would be of any help.

I have been looking around and into using the Dell Client Configuration Utility and also the OpenManage tool although I'm not too sure if they would work for us due to us using BitLocker.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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A: Changing BIOS Passwords Remotely

i'm afraid we cannot help with password on our forum
as you will see from the rules - you agreed to when you joined

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

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To satisfy one of our new security requirements, I have to install BIOS passwords on 2300 network clients. Anyone know of a simple way to touch BIOS settings over the wire? I really don't want to have to visit each of these machines. Vast majority of my network are Dell/Microsoft clients.
 

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Saw bios menu for changing keys, passwords but none for secure erase.Not sure how to execute safely and could find no instructions. Read several warnings about using passwords in bios.  Some warn once activated password cannot be deactivated without removing battery or a dangerous method performed on the circuit board.  Yoga 13 battery cannot be removed. Cannot find simple secure erase technique.  Articles warned of being locked out because of password and security settings. Discussions about using a sata verus usb to boot and execute. any guidance?  

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Saw bios menu for changing keys, passwords but none for secure erase.Not sure how to execute safely and could find no instructions. Read several warnings about using passwords in bios.  Some warn once activated password cannot be deactivated without removing battery or a dangerous method performed on the circuit board.  Yoga 13 battery cannot be removed. Cannot find simple secure erase technique.  Articles warned of being locked out because of password and security settings. Discussions about using a sata verus usb to boot and execute. any guidance?  

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My PC (running Windows XP) has been behaving badly for some weeks (very slow, difficulty accessing the internet). I use Trend PcCillin (which I keep religiously up to date). My PC has been resetting the date to 2001 which has interfered with the updates from Windows - don't know how long that's been going on but have now fully updated. Due to a fluke (accidentally mis-typed my own user name), I called PayPal's tech support and during the conversation the tech mentioned that I had logged in daily for the last ten days or so in the early hours of the morning and then logged back out about a minute later. No transactions were made. Feels creepy and I assume I have major problems on my PC - stolen passwords? I am logged on here using my very inadequate laptop because I am afraid to let my PC access the internet.

I have software on my PC that is very old and I no longer have access to the discs, so I really don't want to lose it if I can work around it.

I don't know what to do ... Can anyone help?

Thanks

A:Has someone accessed my PC remotely and stolen my passwords?

I would definitely terminate the Paypal account and notify your bank if you bank onlineWe will do some scans and clean you up, but depending on how bad you've been compromised you might consider reinstalling your operating system-------------------------------------------------------------------------------The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on 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-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen 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 dri... Read more

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We have a user that went to grant someone access to a folder on the network. They did this from there desktop, not the server, and now no one can access the folder. Not even an administrator login. I'm assuming they got the warning about changing permissions remotley, but he swears he didn't see anything like that. Now we have a couple of users that have icons that don't work because they're coming from that folder. Is there any way to change those permissions back? I know the permissions default to something, but I'm not sure what it is. Any thoughts?

Thanks.
 

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Anyone know how to remotely change a computer name under NT/2K/XP? Thanks.
 

A:Changing computer name remotely?

you can right click on my computer>properties>computer name>change> where you see computer name you put in a new name for ur computer then click ok
 

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I'm trying to figure out a way to remotely change the screen saver on all workstations at my site. Workstations are running win95/98, and I need to modify the existing files on the machines to the following:

system.ini:

SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SCROLL~1.SCR
control.ini:

[Screen Saver.Marquee]
Text=Test Screen Saver
Font=Eras Ultra ITC
Size=50
BackgroundColor=0 0 0
TextColor=0 104 160
Speed=20
Attributes=00010
CharSet=0


Any ideas on accomplishing this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Elang
 

A:changing screen saver remotely

If all the machines are the same, just run a logon script that will throw it on there. You can also create a reg file and do it that way. Or you could create a global policy where everyone uses the same screensaver. If you want to do them all one by one you can do it remotely http://www.sysinternals.com/files/psexec.zip
 

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Is it possible to change the computer name remotely? I tried a remote desktop connection and after I entered the Admin username and password I got a message that I couldn't have multiple connections to the same shared resource. Anyhow it was unsucessful. I can currently use psexec to run command line programs on remote computers, but I can't run any UI programs. Is there a way to get the computer to change it's name either through a command-line program or through computer management? I can run computer management on the domain controller and connect to the remote computer that way. I can also connect to the registry of the remote computer from the domain controller. I have the clients set up to only allow the domain controller access to the remote registry and computer management so that there isn't a hugh security risk.
 

A:Solved: Changing a Computer name remotely

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Hi, I've been looking everywhere for a solution to my problem: I want to change the power plan on my notebook running Vista while connected remotely. All I found about this problem was "Log in as administrator", but I already am. Can someone give me a hint how to change the plan? I would frequently need that feature, but it tells me only the system administrator can change it (which I am) cheers, meta

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Hello!

I am new to this site. I found you guys thru a google search and a previous user (Ninjatic on 04-06-10) had a similar problem.

On Tuesday night (02-22-11) suddenly all of my passwords for my major accounts changed. Gmail, yahoo, hotmail and facebook. I immediately changed all of them only to have those not work. I changed it once more and the issue seemed to be resolved. (All passwords had incorporated capitals, lower case and numbers

This morning I work up to the password on facebook and gmail had changed once again, seemingly some 9 hours previously.

Nothing seems to have changed in any of the accounts so far.

I have done what was required in the Sticy Note Thread but I am a bit uncomfortable with copy and pasting some of the information because it does contain my full name. Is it alright if I send the DDS with the other zipped info?

A:Passwords changing

Sorry, I forgot to mention that I ran a virus scan (McAfee) and both Spybot and Malwarebytes programs to see if I could detect anything initially.

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My daughter is having a problem where here email passwords keep getting changed. She has changed her security question, but it still happens. Most recently, her facebook password was also changed. I thought that it might be a comcast issue (our ISP), but with the facebook change now I am wondering if it is a computer security issue. Can you see any problem in this hijack this log?
Thanks,
Kim

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:23:00 AM, on 8/31/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

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......some one has breached my computer security...I need to change the password that I use when I boot up....I've tried all the advice and instructions, but I'm a Newbie and don't do geek speak.....anybody know how to do this that can tell me in very simple language ? I have to do this before I can go to bed, tonight....
 

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I have 3 pcs at home and my teenage nephew was here tonight playing on Yahoo messanger. Someone hacked his account, so he made a new one and the same person sent him a messsage wanting $30 dollars to get his original account back, with his friends list! When he refused, that person somehow got into his my space account, changed it arround to be very embarrassing! And has been sending rude messages to all his friends! I am worried that he may try to use my identity! What do I do! Please Help!

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A:Need help! Someone is changing passwords!

hi, welcome to TSG.

Download hijack this from the link below.Please do this. Click here:

http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

to download HijackThis. Click scan and save a logfile, then post it here so
we can take a look at it for you. Don't click fix on anything in hijack this
as most of the files are legitimate.
 

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every time I try to connect to the internet I have to retype in all my connection Information because what is in the fields that normally hold my user name, password, and dialup number, are about 20 random characters.I eventually have to delete that connection and create a new one with the proper info plugged in. And If it doesnt work the first time and I try to connect again, all the connection info is ruined again.When i finally do get on and my homepage(google) pops up I get two other internet explorer windows poping up to. one Is a random page, Usually in german. The other is "Free 6" a porn sitewhile Im surfing these pages randomly pop back up. Ive even had mysterious porn shortcuts appear on my desktop. I just delete them but Its very annoying.below is my hijack this log if it helpsLogfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 9:30:15 AM, on 11/28/2004Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe... Read more

A:my passwords keep changing

Please post your Hijack This log on the HijackThis Logs and Analysis board

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If I change my password will it effect any of my programs?(spysweeper, spybot, adaware, pc-cillin, etc). I locked my grandkid off some sites she not be viewing and while I was at work and my wife was sleeping, the kid snooped around in some notebooks I have at my desk and found my password. She got on the sites using my account. She's looking at stuff like myspace, bebo, and skype...stuff a 13 year old shouldn't be looking at. Thanks.

A:Changing Passwords

It shouldn't effect any of your programs.
I change passwords often, and have never had any problems.

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My daughter has been having problems with her email password apparently changing without her doing it. She can't login for her email, so she changes her password, and then it works. This has been happening an average of once/day for the past couple of weeks. I thought that it was a problem with our ISP (comcast), but then today her facebook password also changed, which made me think that it might be a security problem on her computer. She is using non-obvious passwords and has also changed her security question. We have run a virus scan using Norton 360 and didn't find anything. Can you spot something in the HJT log?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:23:00 AM, on 8/31/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
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I'd been having trouble with my cable service (using an old Pentium4 XP desktop with Norton 360 running up to date), so when my upload to SOS online backup slowed to a crawl I was not concerned at first. But then it got really bad, so I ran SuperAntiSpyware (SAS) and it found Trojan.Dropper/SVCHost-Fake.Process and a PUP toolbar downloader. I updated SAS again, ran a full scan (with the internet blocked) and removed everything SAS found, then did the same with Malwarebytes (which didn't find anything), and then ran SAS again to confirm the malware was gone. I THINK it is gone now. Two issues remain:
1) Before I reopen any files on that desktop, I'd like to confirm the malware is killed. Any way to confirm it is?
2) More urgent: What passwords must I change and what info may already have been compromised? Before I'd realized the machine was infected, I'd opened my Keepass password manager by typing in its password and accessed a few financial sites. I also typed in my Axcrypt password to look at an encrypted file with family birthdates. I've already gotten on another computer and changed the passwords for any financial accounts I'd accessed while I evidently had the malware and also my bank and my brokerage. However, could the trojan have downloaded the entire Keepass file with its passwords to DOZENS of sensitive sites? Also, could someone have downloaded all my encrypted files and the Axcrypt password too? Or am I being too security-paranoid?

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A:changing passwords after trojan

Hello, where did SAS find the SVCHost-Fake.Process Post the if you cannot tell.To retrieve the scan log after reboot, launch SUPERAntiSpyware again.Click the View Scan Logs button at the bottom. This will open the Scanner Logs Window.Click on the log to highlight it and then click on View Selected Log to open it.Copy and paste the scan log results in your next reply.As this is not a backdoor infection you are good on no info being sent out. No other infections were downloaded before removal.But we will check.Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click on Change Parameters Put a check in the box of Detect TDLFS file system Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log has a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.Please download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run itClick the Scan button to start the scanOn completion of the scan, click the sa... Read more

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every time I try to connect to the internet I have to retype in all my connection Information because what is in the fields that normally hold my user name, password, and dialup number, are about 20 random characters.I eventually have to delete that connection and create a new one with the proper info plugged in. And If it doesnt work the first time and I try to connect again, all the connection info is ruined again.When i finally do get on and my homepage(google) pops up I get two other internet explorer windows poping up to. one Is a random page, Usually in german. The other is "Free 6" a porn sitewhile Im surfing these pages randomly pop back up. Ive even had mysterious porn shortcuts appear on my desktop. I just delete them but Its very annoying.below is my hijack this log if it helpsLogfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 9:30:15 AM, on 11/28/2004Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:�... Read more

A:my passwords keep changing heres my log

I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.searchforit.com/searchbarR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missingO2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [rdkxumdtbcauz] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ldehgpel.exeO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll (file missing)O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll (file missing)O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111113457} - file://c:\ied_s7m.cabO16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-511111113457} - file://c:\x.cabO16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-511111113458} - file://c:\x.cabO16 - DPF: {1D0D9077-3798-49BB-9058-393499174D5D} - file://c:\counter.cabO16 - DPF: {F72BC3F0-6C20-4793-9DDA-258589D8A907} - http://akamai.downloadv3.com/binaries/IA/netslv32_EN_XP.cabO21 - SSOD... Read more

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changing passwords after trojan
I need the help of you lifesavers please!

My Win XP system got infected Monday morning with Trojan.Dropper/SVCHost-Fake.Process even though I have Norton 360. I think the trojan now is gone. I ran SuperAntiSpyware & Malwarebytes & then SuperAntiSpyware again to confirm it was gone. My most immediate concern is what passwords to change. I've already gotten on another computer and changed any financial accounts I'd accessed today. However, if I had my password manager (Keepass) open, do I have to change all the DOZENS of passwords in there that access sensitive info, or only those I actually looked at today?
Also, what about my Keepass password, which I typed in to open the Keepass file?
And too, what about my encryption password which I use to encrypt sensitive files with Axcrypt?

Once this is addressed, I guess I'll have to go into a malware forum to find out how to confirm my trojan is gone before I use that computer again.

Thanks so very much from a very grateful non-techie.
 

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I have a database in access2000 that users have to sign into to access it. I gave everyone the same password. How can i change there password to there current network password, without logging in as each person and changing it from there.
 

A:changing passwords in access

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/235961/en-us

You *might* be able to use the Access Security Mgr to log in and change their passwords one by one. Just a suggestion. I still haven't figured the thing out.
 

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For two websites I visit frequently I notice that my passwords keep changing regardless if I just changed it 5 minutes before hand they are different every time. Just tried the one website again and noticed the password has changed now regardless even if I just did it 5 minutes ago. I believe a trojan has infected the system and need to have this fixed and looked at as soon as possible.

A:Passwords changing even though I just changed them.

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.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-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

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I have Windows XP Pro and the Administrator (there is only 1) account obviously controls downloading capabilities for other users. Unfortunately, the Administrator on my home computer is not reachable AT ALL at the present time and I need to be able to download applications but it requires administrator verification. Help??
 

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I've been having trouble with someone changing my passwords and getting my information on my email and game account the last couple days. All the attempts I've made to remedy this have seemed to be in vain so I'm coming here for help. Before coming here I used several programs to try to clean my comp up but an not sure they did all that much.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:03:00 AM, on 9/23/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16839)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Users\Bucky's Computer\Downloads\HijackThis(4).exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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Greetings eveyone at BleepingComputer!It has been a very long time since we've had a problem, but I know where to go and who to trust as you guys saved us in the past. Hate to bug you folks, but we need your help, and I promise to respond and stay involved....you are not wasting your time. Initiating problem statement: WOW account password is changing daily which is unusual. Discussion with the WOW folks, yes on the phone, revealed that an IP address originating in China is/was the culprit. So, with that, I don't know the source of the problem. Is the hack originating from my kids pc, or did they hack the WOW server?? It appears that they stole all his chicken bones and wolf feathers too....WOW said they will restore that though..Sequence of events and actions taken: This past week I replaced the hard drive, as the old one appeared to have died. This is prior to any known problem.I installed Vista 32 bit from DVD repair disk, and ran Windows Update.At this time, I let the wife and kids take over, I got it up and running.... possible critical flaw!Rather than take the time to install McAfee, and MBAM first..... they installed the following...WOW, Curse Client, Steam/Valve products and played them. I am sure they went to Youtube and cruised the web too, but I know for a fact no adult sites etc..The following day McAfee and MBAM were installed.When attempting to log into WOW, access was denied due to password being changed. We called WOW and discovered t... Read more

A:Account passwords changing, possible keylogger?

As an update, we have reset the WOW account password twice, and the account has been suspended for now. Wife on the phone again with Blizzard today.

I am more concerned about the PC being infected than the WOW account to be honest. In the last few days, I've seen my kid seem to enjoy "other things" beyond the PC.

With that said, it does appear that we've been hacked, as someone is using my kids name in chat channels as well. I know this because the wife learned it from Blizzard.

Look forward to getting to the bottom of this issue.

Just wanted to bring everyone up to date.

Thanks in advance....

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I have a DELL Inspiron 15R touchscreen with WIN 8. First exposure to WIN 8 but I am learning to adjust. I have Administrator and one User Account set up. Every few weeks, the User Account says "password expiring" and I have to change the password. Is there a way to remove this time parameter? Admin account does not seem to require it.

A:Changing passwords in User Account

Hello dmack, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes, you could disable or change the time for password expiration. The tutorials below are for Windows 7, but it's the same in Windows 8.

Password Expiration - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

Password Expiration - Change MAX and MIN Password Age - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is it possible to change a users password, either through a registry hack or using acommercial or shareware program.

The company I work for is lookin at changing "adminacc" password on all of our 400 machines due to a change in staff.

Our servers run various versions of netware Netware.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Changing windows 2000 passwords

If you have Active Directory it is possible via Computer Management.
 

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So, I have a Verizon email account, which is setup to send/receive emails through my Microsoft Outlook 2010 program. Starting over the weekend, somehow my email account was hacked and was used to send tons of emails. I got onto my Verizon account and changed my password. The following day, I couldn't log onto my email account because the password had been changed by someone other than myself. I went online and changed my password again and I today my email account will not connect, because my password has been changed by someone else again.
 
Each time that I change my password online, I change my Outlook password info on my computer, so that I can connect to my email (temporarily, until someone changes my password again).
 
This is my company laptop and I have Trend Micro installed on this computer which is not finding any spyware/malware. Please help me determine how someone is able to find/change my password, and be able to stop this from happening.
 
I am running Windows 7 64-bit version.

A:Assuming I have Spyware, someone keeps changing my passwords

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I have to change about 300 remote user passwords. I did some testing using "user must change password at next login" but when i vpn in, it tells me my password is incorrect? Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Changing remote user passwords

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I wanted to try the following registry modification, to prevent users from being able to change their passwords:

http://devstopten.com/restrict-users-change-passwords-in-windows-xp/

When I ran registry editor, and went to the location specified, "DisableChangePassword" was no where to be found. Any reason why I couldn't get this to work? I'm running XP home edition service pack 3.

Even if I had been able to accomplish this I don't know if it would work because I want to prevent administator users from being able to change passwords (because on occasion the limited user needs to be logged on to the admin account for certain reasons).
Maybe there is also software out there that can prevent changing passwords.
 

A:How do I prevent users from changing passwords?

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Hi there!

To get right to the point:

I work in a company. Our Server is running NT, our computers on W2K and WinXP. To better secure our computers, we have ticked "change passwords every 60 days" on the server.

This works very well for every person working in the company.

We have a few laptop users, though - and there is one problem: They get the "You have to change password" messages after the 60 days, so they change the passwords.

However, as soon as they connect to the server (let's say via VPN) the server gets confused since there are two conflicting passwords - worst case scenario is that the account gets disabled (best case being it ignores the error if you use old password for logon to VPN, but in most cases, we get loads of calls after 60 days).

I know this problem wouldn't occur if the users would first connect to the Domain via VPN and then change their password.

Is there any other way around this?

Thanks!

Rhadanundefined
 

A:Problems with changing passwords when not in Domain

Can anyone help me on this?

Pretty please!

Rhadan, rj
 

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In Google Chrome,

If a website requires you to change a password, can you just highlight the old password press Delete, and type in the new password, forcing Google Chrome to accept the change? (You can in other browsers)

OR

Do you have to physically go under your Personal Stuff Settings to change your Password? If you have to go under personal settings to change your password, can you do this by following the tutorial here?

http://www.wikihow.com/Manage-Saved-Passwords-in-Google-Chrome

Jack
 

A:Changing Passwords For A Site in Google Chrome?

Obviously you have to first change the password at that site. Then you change it in Google.
 

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I am learning how to change passwords with my command prompt on my computer but for some reason I keep getting this result:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32>net user (the username) *
The syntax of this command is:
NET USER
[username [password | *] [options]] [/DOMAIN]
username {password | *} /ADD [options] [/DOMAIN]
username [/DELETE] [/DOMAIN]

Instead of an option to change a password, I get this (I do not feel like revealing my username). What is going on?

A:Problem With Changing Passwords With Command Prompt?

Where "Andrew" is the username, type:

C:\>net user Andrew *

You must, of course have the authority to change the password.

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Hi, how can i upgrade BIOS version of ThinkCentre M remotely. Could you please inform me? 

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I have roughly 100 M920q's that I want to set up with an identical BIOS config. Whilst I could do them all manually, this will take a significant amount of time.I looked at the Lenovo BIOS Config Tool, but this doesn't seem to apply settings from the config files to any of the several machine models I tried.I then went to look at the Windows BIOS Setting tool. The first tool; SRWIN.exe (& x64 version) errors out with the followingStartService Error: 5
CreateFile Error: 2
Unable to get bios driver handle.The second tool CFGWIN.exe (& x64 version) works but doesn't provide the same level of functionality as the first tool.Please, could someone help me out, as I don't want to have to manually set ~100 PCs.

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Does changing the administrator's username or password (or another user's username and password) affect folders (files...) that are already encrypted with the original username and password (certificate)? [In other words, will changing the username and password break (make unusable) the current encryption - files, folders, certificate?]

Please provide any helpful links on this particular issue that you know of.

Thank you.

A:Encrypting File System (EFS) and changing usernames/passwords...

ROHT,

?If USER1 has encrypted folders, and he decides to change
his/her password, then the encrypted folders remain usable.

?If USER1 has encrypted folders, and the administrator (or any
other user with admin rights for that matter) decides to change
USER1's password, then the encrypted folders become unusable.

PS. of course you can always use a recovery agent to gain
access to the files, but that's a PITA :D

hope that helps.

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High I've got a prob that is sort of a problem. When I created a new isp dailup connection for a different isp to my main one to check o0ut there service thiings have changed. My password stars *** have become about 10 * long when my login is only 6 both connections have changed to this. If I click in the password and type in the 6 digit one it connects but next time I go to connect there are 10 or so *** there. ANy ideas why this is happening.

Also I used to have to go to start/connect to/service provider to get connected even if i had firefox open or OE now when I open them a connect screen automatically comes up.

also if i connect to first then firefox and start browsing after 20 minute the idle disconnect screen comes up even if i have been surfing the whole time.

I geuss thess don't effect day to day running but i want to know why things have changed

ta, davidx

win xp home
 

A:dial up logon passwords changing and connect to internet screen changes

The reason you're seeing 10 asterisks instead of 6 is for security reasons. It's normal behavior.
 

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Hello, we've quite a few Thin Clients and they are doing a good job. But i need to change some BIOS settings. Is there a way I can remotely change BIOS settings on the T520's? Or do I have to visit each machine  and manualy change them? Thanks for your help!  Kind regardsturnitoffandon

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Hello,
 
I have some strong IT Background and had a career in the IT Field installing networks for the past 3 years.  That being said this problem has me completely stumped and I have no clue how to reconfigure this machine back to normal. 
 
  It appears that the Virus or Malware is embedded within the high ram.  Performing memory dumps, pulling the RAM and CMOS for 24 - 36 hours,  has yielded no different results.  I have tried the following in addition:
 
Mem Wipe software utilities
Reinstall Windows via Windows 7 Home Disk (purchased from a retail store)
Reinstall Windows via USB Drive containing Windows 7 Pro
Reinstall Windows from a completely different image created using Norton Ghost (base image was Sysprep for any random machine)
Reinstall Windows from another unique image created with Acronis (base image was also sysprepped for any machine)
Used Motherboard CD to reinstall drivers each time. 
Machine has Norton 360 on it. 
Used WipeDrive CD to clear HD of all data and attempted to reinstall windows.
 
 
The last bit of info - What I am experiencing on this machine is also affected any device plugged into my network.  I have a kindle (HD 7), windows phone (Nokia Lumi 1020), and 3 Windows Desktops.
These all show the same symptoms. 
 
Symptoms:
 
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Looking for password to get into BIOS to run floppy drive.
My computer will only boot from "C"
 

A:BIOS passwords for Award BIOS

The password was created by whoever owns the computer. Talk to them.
 

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Hi,

I unfortunately made a BIOS password for who knows what reason and of course forgot what it is having written down the password wrong.

I want to test an XPSP2.ISO CD that I put together from help files at Microsoft to see if it's bootable only I need to access the BIOS to change startup to start from a CD.

However, this stupid password is standing in the way. And I have know idea what it is.

So, how can I change it? I take it that involves going to the regedit.exe files.

Only, I don't know how to find the BIOS Password files there?

Anyone? Thanks.

John

A:Bios Passwords?

The BIOS password is basically hardware related and has nothing to do with Windows whatsoever.

Hang loose. I will ask the mods for assistance for you

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for some reason my bios locked and i cant unlock it and i tried every thing from taking out the cmos battery to entering backdoor passwords and still nothing can someone please help me thank you

A:bios passwords

Welcome to TSF....

Sorry no help here for anything to do with passwords.

Password rule at TSF....

Users may not post hacks, cracks, or give instruction how to pirate any type of software, or anything similar, in any forum of TSF. We do not condone, support or give instruction on any illegal activity pertaining to computer systems, computer hardware, computer software programs or computer related activities. Included in this group of activities are requests for help to circumvent system admin passwords or Administrator settings on networks. We do understand that the majority of requests may be legitimate, but we do not have the means to discern these from non-legitimate requests.

Please Read the TSF Rules at this link:
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Hi guys,

I had a BIOS password on my laptop which I have successfully disabled however I am still asked for another password before the computer fully boots. I have gone back into the BIOS and notice I have a Supervisor and User password both with a status of 'SET' does anyone know how to disable these. The only password I want to have to input is the password at the Windows logon screen.

If it's required I have Windows Vista Home Premium, Acer Aspire 8395.

Thanks in advance!
H
 

A:BIOS Passwords

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pls help,  bios password for compaq CQ58. code 85654554.  thanks

A:bios passwords

@pendeza? Enter     30732590 Regards, DP-K

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