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Q: cleaning laptop after milk spill

My grandson spilled a glass of milk on the keyboard of his laptop. I had him turn it upside down and remove the battery. He left it sitting this way for a couple weeks. That was about a month ago and so far, it seems to be working fine. I'm wondering if there is anything I should do to try to clean out any dried milk?

Thanks for any advice.

Peg

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Preferred Solution: cleaning laptop after milk spill

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Well,as I have decided not to kill myself, yet, here is what happened. I accidentally spilled hot chocolate milk on my laptop keyboard. Toshiba satellite A505 S6981

I didn't know at that time, one week ago,that I had to take the battery out..I just took the ac power off...instead I did it like 4 hours after, in the meantime I put the laptop on a side in order to let the most quantity of liquid outside the laptop.

Then I dissasembled and clean it with isopropilic alcohol, and let it dry open for several hours. After that I reassembled, it boots but sometimes said :battery disconected, a few minutes after, battery showed 100 percent full, and then battery disconected again.
So I turn it down, and try to boot...and never went on again. It shows two system icon lights (outside) the power light and the battery light, both on and white. But it wont boot.

When I disassembled it I looked for the cmos battery and I realized it is one of those soldered ones.....urggg

What I wanted to do was to change the cmos and see if it by doing that the pc boot again. I don't know. I am lost, and have no money to take it to a repair center.

What would you do? Should I consider it dead or do I have some hope?.......thanks
 

A:Laptop died after milk spill...please help...

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About 48 hours ago, I spilled coffee (w/ cream and sugar) on my keyboard while the power was on. I immediately turned off the laptop, wiped it dow with napkins, and turned to laptop upside down to enable draining. This model laptop has an internal battery for those unfamiliar, so I unfortunately could not remove that.  I left the laptop in a position for where air could flow through it (aided be a fan), and left it in such a way for ~40 hours.  This morning, I finally gained access to laptop tools, so that I could disassemble the the laptop and clean what I could with 91% isopropyl alcohol (not the ideal 99% I see recommended, but I don't think this is a major issue). There was residue visible on the metal beneath the keyboard, as well as a small amount on the battery. All of which was cleaned off with cotton ear swabs dipped in a bit of that rubbing alcohol. I reassembled the laptop, gave it a couple hours to let the small amount of rubbing alcohol to dry off, and tried booting up. Fans spin loudly for ~30 seconds, screen remains blank, no beeps or whatever emit from the laptop, and the power light remains on w/out blinking. The fans and laptop itself turned off after that 30 second period. I then tried hitting the "Novo Button" or "One Key Rescue", and this resulted in a blue menu popping up allowing me to start laptop in one of 4 modes. I tried clicking up or down to scroll through options, however those keys didn't work. Clicked "Enter" ... Read more

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salamo alikom

Some milk on laptop
Some milk spilled on the laptop on the left side. Anointed well left him 2 days without work, and sometimes open a little know if it works or not. Initially disrupted the entire keyboard, but after two days he worked laptops but left alt key does not work so far, is there a risk on the device. How can this key reform


please help me

A:some milk on laptop

Any time you spill liquid on a laptop that is running, you risk major circuit damage (unless the keyboard area is sealed).

You would have to be able to clean out the area beneath the key to see if there's any damage.

If the keyboard has a circuit layer beneath it, and that got shorted out, you would have to replace that.

Removing laptop keyboards is not an easy thing to do, as there are often hidden screws and/or pins, and there is always risk of damaging the thin connecting ribbon cable.

The way that these problems are generally fixed is disassembling the laptop to remove the keyboard, if sticky substance was spilled, washing the keyboard in warm water, letting it dry for two days, and reassembling it.

Apart from that, there really isn't anything else you can do. If you're not comfortable doing this yourself, you should see if there are any laptop repair places around that can do this for you -- but it's going to cost somewhat to have this done.

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My little boy has spilt milk over my Toshiba G20 laptop it is still working except the 2 buttons at the front of my touch pad also my DVD writer is not reading any disks and when I eject the disk it comes out slowly the DVD drive does not have a tray it just has a slot I have tried to open the back but when I remove every screw it won't separate. I got round the button thing by disabling my touch pad. Is it expensive for a new DVD writer to be fitted.

Jeff
 

A:Laptop doesn't like milk

Since you can't get the thing open yourself, you should take the machine to a repair shop and have them clean it out thoroughly. Without cleaning, when mould and corrosion kick in you may face far more serious issues than those you are having now.
 

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Well, I'm a fairly accident-prone person, and this characteristic was well-manifested as I spilled milk on my laptop (while it was on) - including the keyboard. I quickly wiped up what milk I saw, but certainly didn't reach all of it. Everything was fine for a while, but soon some keystrikes of one character produced two or three characters. One character now produces the date and time. I then restarted (as I was unsure if the milk was the problem since the computer has other problems). Of course, nothing changed.

This Micron was bought used without manuals. Out of warranty. Windows 98.

How should I proceed?

If I don't make this corny joke, someone else will: Yes, I am crying over spilled milk.
 

A:Spilt milk on laptop keyboard

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I have a HP ProBook 4430s laptop that my school sent me so it is very important for me to have it(since it is the only one I have and my 2 daughters decided that they wanted to pour a whole glass of milk all over it. It was in hibernate and I wiped all the milk off that I could and left it alone to dry out. A mistake I made was that I didn't turn it off all though I did unplug it from the charger. Anyways about an hour later when I left the room the laptop was in, I guess my daughter wanted to check the laptop out and turned it off. I let it sit for about 3 days and then I started to clean some of the milk off but I didn't take it all the way apart. It still does not want to turn on, I push the power button and it does nothing. I have started to take it apart all the way and cleaning all the milk off so my question is am I wasting my time because the milk is just about everywhere and it is taking me a long time. If there is a good chance that cleaning the milk off will fix it then I will continue on cleaning the milk off and if it is possible what is the best thing I could use to clean it with. I have a manual giving me step-by-step instructions on how to take it apart but nothing on how to clean it and what not to touch. So if anyone can help me that would be awesome because if I can't fix this laptop then I can't finish my college classes that I'm taking online and it is very important to me and my family. Thanks a lot
 

A:PLEASE HELP,milk poured on laptop and now won't start up!!

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Around 7-8 hours ago, I spilled some milk tea on my laptop. it was only a splash on the left side. I immediately took off the charger and battery and dried the tea off. I then flipped it upside down like a tent to let it drain for a while. Now I reinserted the battery and it turned for a few seconds and shut off. I reconnected the charger, it showed the light which indicates charging but didn't turn on except for a few seconds. I also put it out in the the sunlight . could that have caused it to overheat?
 

A:Spilled milk tea on laptop, turns on for few seconds

It's probably been damaged by the liquid. However, you can try putting it into a large bag and completely submerge it in rice for about 2-3 days. Then try to repower it on. If it still doesn't work, it's probably toast.
 

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HiSpilled tea on laptop now won't turn on it is less month old. What do I do?

A:Spill on laptop

Spills not covered by standard warranty. What model, please?

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Hi,
I spilled something on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 5160). At first it would only turn on for half a second now the computer turns on (green lights on and fan is on), but there is no display and no sound (such as a beep or the windows chime).

Help
 

A:Spill on laptop

Take it to a repair shop and let them give you a price estimate. The diagnosis work will probably be sth like $100-$200

Assuming that miracles don't happen.. At minimum you will need to have the motherboard replaced. In additon, keyboard, power supply, hard drive, battery, pretty much anything that could have been shorted out or corroded. You are probably looking at a repair cost of $500-$1000
 

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I wasn't sure what section to put it in.
I've just recently spilled water on my laptop keyboard. It wasn't a lot and I instantly got paper towels to help clear it up after I quickly turned the power off.
I made sure to keep cleaning with the towel and pressing on the keys gently to put more water out for it to be absorbed.
It's turned on fine, and so far I've not noticed any keyboard issues.
Will my laptop be fine, or should I do something else just to make sure?
The water mostly spilled on part of the speaker, the power button, and a few of the keys. There's no water anymore and everything feels dry, and like I said it was a small amount of water.
 

A:Laptop water spill

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Hello everyone, i have a laptop that sucked up some water through the bottom. Not sure how much got up in there, but now there is no power. No power with just battery or just AC. Push the power button and nothing happens. I removed the Ram Hard drive and battery and let sit for a few days and still nothing. Did the motherboard just fry or possibly the CPU? Its a HP Omnibook xe4600. Thank You.
 

A:Water Spill with Laptop

not even the bios came on. nothing. flatline. to me that says, fried mobo. that thing is dead mate. if i were you, i'd get a new mobo and see if the other parts are still working. and if you can't determine that, or do it easily, then ask a professional to test the processor and the graphics chip and other parts. if they still work, you can save some money and just get a new mobo hopefully. otherwise...you're kinda screwed.

by the way...if you can, try to avoid hp. they are seriously going down in terms of quality and warranty support. gateway, lenovo, acer, and a few other brands are now the way to go.

but that's a side note...yeah...get a new motherboard first. sorry about that...not exactly a very pleasant thing to have happen to you, let alone to have someone tell you what you feared most....i wish you the best.
 

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Hi!I spilled juice on my desk and the juice traveled to the bottom left of my laptop where the vents are. I powered it off immediately and unplugged it. The battery was not attached to the laptop at that time. After wiping away the liquid on the case with tissue and a bit of isopropyl alcohol, I opened up the bottom and inspected to see if there was any leakage. There was no liquid found inside the laptop. To be sure, It's now drying in front of a fan. Any recommendations or advice to possibly salvage my laptop?

A:Liquid spill under laptop

Katara93 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about liquid spilled on your laptop and wanted to help. Best thing to do right now is NOT turn on the laptop.Here are some steps you should take:  You Just Spilled Water Or Coffee On Your Laptop - Here's What You Should DoGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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Yesterday I spilled about a cup of coffee with milk (no sugar) on my Pavilion DV6. The spill was directly on the keyboard. My laptop I'm guessing short circuited by itself too quickly for me to turn it off first. I'm not very good with hardware and whatnot so I'm not sure if my laptop short circuited but about two seconds after the spill the screen and all lights died so for now I'm assuming that was a short circuit.

I immediately removed the battery and tried my best to tilt my laptop in a way that would get as much of the excess liquid out as I could. After, I used a hair dryer's cold setting on the laptop for a few minutes.

I then (now I realize, stupidly) tried putting the battery back in and immediately pulled it out again upon hearing ominous soft popping noises from below the keyboard.

I left the laptop to dry with a fan overnight and took it apart this morning. I took off the back "ProtectSmart" cover, the keyboard, and the CD drive to clean under them with rubbing alcohol as best as I could.

After leaving it to dry for a few minute I tried putting the battery back in. This time I heard no noises and am unsure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing...when I plug in the charger the battery light flickers for a half second then dies out and after I pull the charger out the light comes back on for about two seconds then dies out. My laptop did not boot up so I tried the holding the power button down with the battery out tri... Read more

A:Coffee spill on laptop...

Likely not. If it's a newer model, you can try taking/sending it in for service.

Otherwise, I'd pull the HDD (to save your data), and buy a replacement.
 

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Earlier this morning dr.pepper spilled all over my laptop. AT first it was fine ( should have turned it off immediately) but then the screen went black and eventually the power went off. Since then I have taken everything out, dried all parts, and tried to turn it back on. The power is now on but the screen is completely black. I noticed when i took the keyboard apart there was a wire coming out from the screen thats not connected to anything. Not sure if thats a problem, but im just putting it out there. Please give solutions on how to fix it! Obviously if it can go on its not completely fried
 

A:Laptop and Dr.Pepper spill

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HI guys, i need a solution to my laptop.i ordered my laptop in November which makes it not up to 3months with me. The issue here is that i accidentally spilled liquid on the laptop keyboard and i immediately turned the upside down so that the liquid could come off but I noticed that it had already spread to the screen. i don't know what to do  as the shift key is becoming sticky but the laptop still works fine with no issues except for the sticky keyboard and the liquid mark on the screen.  Any solution provided would be helpful

A:Liquid Spill on Laptop

For the long term, It will need to be cleaned. A liquid, especially one containing sugar can be quite lethal to a notebook or desktop PC. I highly recommend that you do not use the notebook until it is repaired. Contact HP for warranty service. http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty/

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I accidentally spilled water on my laptop with Windows 7. Is it salvageable?
 

A:Windows 7 laptop - water spill

Turn it upside down, take out the battery, disconnect any peripherals and/or cables, and open it up.

Leave it this way for 48 hours.

After the 48 hours, plug in the charger cable and try to boot the machine up.
 

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Can I get a tool that plugs into a USB port for sound?

A:Liquid spill on laptop now sound is gone

Hi, There are many USB-Sound adapters around, such as:      https://www.startech.com/au/Cards-Adapters/Sound/USB-Audio/USB-to-Audio-Converter-External-SPDIF-Sou...     http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-2-0-to-3D-AUDIO-SOUND-CARD-EXTERNAL-ADAPTER-VIRTUAL-5-1-CH-MIC-Headph... Regards.

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All the keys arnt working except for a, b and a few others... help! I turned the labtop to the side and wiped it down...

A:several keys not working after liquid spill on hp g6 laptop

Lilly20100225 wrote:All the keys arnt working except for a, b and a few others... help! I turned the labtop to the side and wiped it down...There's not anything you can do other than replace the internal keyboard OR use an external keyboard.  Hopefully, the keyboard was the only part that was damaged by the spill. If you want me to locate the part/price for you, please post your HP Product Number (P/N) so that I can be accurate.

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Hi everyone, I think I'm out of luck here. Let me explain what happened in detail.

I have a laptop which model is pretty similar to the MSI GT80 Titan, except it's sold and built by CyberPower PC. And no, they aren't the problem. I was playing a game two days ago and I spilled Kool-aid over my keyboard. It mainly hit the leftmost side, so naturally I didn't really panic because I thought that the keyboard (because it's mechanical) wouldn't be able to get into the components. I kept playing after the spill but then I decided I should do something, so I wiped it off and took it apart.

I cleaned it all up, and nothing managed to get into the core components. I wait a day, boot, and the keyboard is a bit broken. I grab a blow dryer and I revive it apart from sticky keys. So, I use the straw method to fix them, but in the process I may have shorted out the red LED strip above the keyboard. No big deal, right? I guess not. Another day passes, today, and I notice the escape key is still sticky so I perform the straw method again. I dry it via blow dryer, take off the back cover, blow dry that for a while, and then proceed to unscrew the whole bottom cover to expose some of the keyboard to check for more damage. In the process I pull up near the battery, it moves up, but that's no surprise, because it sits on a metal frame that holds it up. So I inspect the keyboard, it looks fine, and I screw everything back together.

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My wife spilled half a glass of water on the laptop Toshiba 7020ct.
she cleaned it up.

after this incident the keys are typing the wrong letters for eg. if i
type H i get G and some times two or more letters for the same key.

She says she has pressed the keys vigorously during the cleaning i was
wondering if she activated some key or compressed some key which is
causing the problem.

i cleaned the keys by removing the keys but it did not help

I noticed some thing else when i switch on the computer it gives me a
message saying update EC / KBC . Where can i find this and how do i
update

I can use external keyboard and mouse with out any problem.

I am a computer illiterate please help

thanks in advance

Manohar

email address

[email protected]
 

A:Water spill on laptop - keyboard problem

Go here and see if this will help ya out.

http://www.notebook.ee/forum.php?openID=385&dcurrent=2004-06-30+20:34:19

Good luck.
 

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HELP!! I spilled some Mike's Hard Lemonade on my HP G6 keyboard last night. I immediately turned it on it's left side (in the direction of the spilled-on keys so as not to spread the mess) and dried it off with paper towels. Now, this morning, the F, G, and Backspace keys aren't working. Nothing happens when I press them. I don't feel any "stickiness" when I press the keys and everything seems to be dry now. I've watched some YouTube videos on how to REPLACE the keyboard but I'm wondering if I should take the keyboard off as is shown in the videos and just clean it or something. I'm afraid to take it apart and ruin it (it's only 6 months old!!) or make the warranty invalid but I don't know what else to do. Does anyone have a tip for me? Thanks

A:several keys not working after liquid spill on hp g6 laptop

Hey PhancyNancy,  I'm so sorry to hear you had a spill! It's always a terrible "stomach in your throat" feeling.  You may be able to take it apart and clean it without voiding the warranty. I'll need to know your full product number to know whether the keyboard on that particular model is considered "customer replaceable" (in other words, can you remove it and put it back on even just to clean it, without voiding the warranty). You can find your product number on the bottom. It could be abbreviated 'P/N'.  Hopefully it is only your keyboard that is affected. It's tough with spills because you can always see the effects that spills have on some components in the computer and they may not fail immediately, but could fail in the future. You did the right thing though by putting it on its side. Let me know your product number and I can give you lots more information on part numbers and replacement procedures if the keyboard is "customer replaceable".   

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Sorry if I didn't post on the right section.

So basically I spilled liquid on my laptop keyboard and now it doesn't work anymore.
I turned it upside down for a while, I blow dried it and yeah at first it worked but after like... 2 minutes it stopped working forever! Guess the liquid short circuited the keyboard.

Should I just send my laptop in to some store and get it fixed?
Or should I remove the keys (which sounds really complicate and a delicate work)
Maybe I should uninstall the keyboard driver and re install in?

For more info I'm using a COMPAQ Presario v6000

***P.S: The weirdest thing is that when I open my laptop, it makes a loud beeping noise and then I kinda freezes on the startup screen (shows COMPAQ, and tells you to press ESC for config)
So I press ESC hoping it works and yeah it does. I press ESC again and windows starts up.
-> Does it mean that only the ESC button on my keyboard work?
Thanks!
 

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I spilled about half a cup of water on my laptop keyboard. Immediately unplugged, soaked up visible water with towel, propped laptop upside down to let the water drain out. At first, in my frantic state of mind, I thought I should leave the battery in to keep the fans running and blow evaporated moisture out. Read an article that said I should take out the battery, turned around, and saw that the screen had gone black. I took the battery out. I now have it propped upside-down with fans blowing on it from above and below.

I've read some articles, but they just tell me what to do right away. What I really want to know is, assuming I get it all dried out, what are the odds that the laptop will be okay? I mean, it's just water, not coffee or soda or anything.

UPDATE: Just checked the ingredients on another bottle of the same water. Purified water, calcium chloride, and sodium bicarbonate. Hopefully residual calcium chloride and sodium bicarbonate will not destroy my computer over time.

A:Chances of a Laptop Recovering from Water Spill?

I think the odds are pretty good. Just let it dry naturally for a few days.

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i spilled a glass of wine on my dell xps. i seemed to have done all of the right steps by shutting it off, removing battery, cleaning keyboard externally but then i noticed some keys were still sticking so i took it apart, with manual carefully, and there was only a wee bit of spots on the keyboard internally so cleaned with alcohol. all seemed well but when i reassembled the monitor isn't working. i can hear that it is starting up and working properly but the monitor is black. i was very careful with the cables, i didn't remove them or anything...does anyone know what could be happening?

thanks.
 

A:Saved laptop from spill but after taking apart monitor not working?

The LCD requires two cables, one for power, and the other the display connector.

It is likely the display cable which is probably ribbbon style, has come out of the back of the LCD's circuit connector block.

Either that, or one of the inverter leads has been slightly pulled out of the connector block and isn't making proper contact.

My advice would be to strip the display surround off, and remove the plastic trim running across the top of the keyboard and then check all the connections and with it in pieces, run it up again.
 

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I have the Acer Aspire E15, and recently I spilled milk over the keyboard and some keys don't work, including the powerbutton, aka the only power button on the whole laptop, is there a way to turn it on without it, or atleast a quick way to fix it, or long way either is fine I just want to turn it on.

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I spill water on my laptop earlier it showes automatic repair preparing, and its restating again againwhat could be the problem can i do it myself or i need to go to shop?

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I wanted to "give back" and try and help someone else after getting so much good advice from this forum.

Last Saturday night I was working on my Acer 7750 laptop that I got back in April, I was on Facebook and just waiting for a pizza to be delivered, I had a full solo cup filled with Diet Coke and a good amount of ice sitting a bit further back from my laptop, but next to it, when suddenly I thought I heard a car door slam, and knowing that I have to put my dog away before I answer the door, I jumped up quickly and my hand hit the glass of diet coke, and suddenly before my eyes diet coke was flooding the center of my keyboard, I grabbed my laptop up quick, unplugged the adapter, and flung the pop off my laptop, grabbed paper towels and started blotting up the evil liquid. I got it as dry as I could and then shut the lid of the laptop, and placed the laptop on a chair since the pizza man was knocking on the door, neglecting to take out the battery. I was very upset figuring I just killed it, there was enough pop on the keys to believe it plus several years ago I had killed my hubby's laptop with the same substance and it immediately died.

As soon as I paid the pizza guy, I grabbed the laptop and I tried to type something and it was working fine. I STILL did not remove the battery, just shut it off!! I wrongly thought I was out of the woods so I happily ate pizza. About a half hour later I went back to my laptop and to my horror my keyboard was now typing gib... Read more

A:Solved: My Acer 7750 Laptop SURVIVED a Diet Coke Spill

If you ever do it again take the battery out and quickly swill the keyboard with a little distilled water to wash the sticky coke away, Clean distilled water will not usually harm electronics providing there is no power until it has completely dried out.

Sticky drinks will leave stuff behind when they dry out so it is better to swill them out with (even) clean rainwater if you haven't got distilled water
 

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My computer just picked up something. When I do a google search www.search-milk.net will pop up briefly on my screen then redirect my browser to a web page I didn't click on. I did a system restore but it's still there. AVG will pop up that a black hole (?) threat was blocked. Yahoo search doesn't redirect. Any ideas?

A:Searchi-Milk.net

Sounds like a Google redirect Virus...

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The other night my cousin spilled milk onto the keyboard of her laptop. It seemed ok at first, just a few stuck keys. We turned it over and let it sit all night waiting to let it dry out. Well, the next day, it turns on, there's visible power lighting up an led and the fans go, but the screen stays blank.

When you start it, the fans are normal, but then ten seconds into boot up the fans quite. Maybe that's normal, maybe not.

I plugged it into an external monitor and it's still just blank.

It's an acer aspire 5100 laptop. What should I do next?
 

A:Spilled Milk

phaedo5 said:


What should I do next?Click to expand...

Probably dig a hole. Computer components and liquid don't play well together.
Check your warrantee.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62-209, just bought it in the end of June, and it has already met a possible death. So, I need help.

My toddler decided this morning that everything (me, the cats, my sleeping husband, and also my laptop) needed to drink from his bottle. I had gotten up to grab the phone and within that few seconds, my son got about a tsp of milk on the keyboard of my laptop. I turned it off to dry it off. I thought nothing of it honestly, as I've had laptops work after having 32 oz of pop poured on them (ex husband did that... to try to ruin my Toshiba I had a few years back... it lived).

I restarted it and everything went fine, but when I got to the desktop, it was acting like multiple buttons were being pressed. So I turned it off and tried wiping it off again. I let it sit vertically and open in front of a fan so it could dry a bit more.

When I went to turn it back on, this time, it went immediately to a system repair. Okay, fine... Nope, not fine... It proceeded to make the annoying hum that computers make when say you're pc is frozen and you're hitting keys (I hate that noise... but usually it's only a quick noise... this time it was on going). I let it run the repair and it went to my desktop again (took 20 minutes). Again, the keys were spastic and it shut off on its own.

I turned it back on and it did the system repair, nothing... I tried again, and it went to do a system restore. After the system restore, it went to the desktop. ... Read more

A:Spilled Milk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8leHJxqrfk

That is a link to dismantle a Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop; follow the instructions it should be the same (if you're wanting to take it apart and clean it for yourself). When cleaning it just take precautions, and use common sense). Personally, I've never took apart a laptop to clean it; but I'm assuming it wouldn't be much of an issue.
 

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My PC has a CPU has a heat problem. I took off the fan and put really expensive thermal paste on it, and after that i had an idea that since my side fans take in air, and my CPU fan sucking air in at the front right by my HDD and DVD player. that i would take a half gallon milk jug and cut it up so that my CPU fan sucks in to the milk jug and the side fans push air into the jug. if you don't understand you can email me and ask for a picture.

Any way, i want to know if this is dangerous at all can it mess up my mobo or what?

P.s. the milk jug is about half and inch above my ram.
 

A:Half Gallon milk jug in a PC?

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Would someone please look,Something tells me I have a few bad things on my hard drive,
thanks bobbylee
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:58:19 AM, on 8/8/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YPager.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.mchsi.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr*http://my.yahoo.com
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A:Cookies &Milk For HiJackThis

Just this one:
O2 - BHO: MyWay Search Assistant BHO - {04079851-5845-4dea-848C-3ECD647AA554} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\SrchAstt\1.bin\MYSRCHAS.DLL

And delete theC:\Program Files\MyWay [FOLDER]
 

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So 2 days ago i woke up to the sound of a cup falling over so i got out of bed and found my cat licking milk off of my dresser and i saw it dripping into my computer. My computer turned on somehow even though i turned it off the night before so i think the milk did something.. anyways i opened my pc up and took some tissues and q tips and cleaned it off as quick as i could. There was milk on my Video card, Ram, and a little on my mobo. My ram had the least amount on it, so after i cleaned it off i let it sit out over night and i turned it on yesterday and noticed i only have 6 gigs of ram installed and only 2 gigs available prior to the milk incident though i had 8 gigs and i was using it all. So i hopped on to LOL and played a match and after the game was over my pc went black screened itself and bits and pieces of my screen would show up like the windows on the bottom left. I turned my computer off but holding the power button and then turned it on like 15 minutes later, i played some league and Minecraft and everything was normal but my RAM. I took 1 ram stick out of the 2 that i have and my video card wouldn't boot unless i have both ram sticks in so i can't really take them out 1 by 1 or anything idunno why.. So how can i get my ram working properly again or does it sound like a stick is dead or something?
I don't know what Ram i have but i can open my pc up and take a look.

A:My cat spilled milk in my computer, Some of my ram isn't working..

Sounds more like a problem with the main board rather than your RAM. You should not need both memory banks populated to turn the system on unless one bank or a particular stick/module is faulty.

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Anyone check this beauty out? As Martha Stewart would put it "Its a good thing".:blush:
 

A:Milk Drop Visualizer for Winamp

yeah, it is pretty darn trippy!
 

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 Today I was taking care of my sisters baby I normally have my computer sitting on my nightstand next to my bed, today I desire to eat a bowl of cereal I thought I was done there was a little bit of leftover chocolate milk which I put next to my laptop and accidentally hit it And spilled onto the bottom right side of my laptop I saw the milk speeding towards my keys (page down, page up, left & right arrow keys and etc) they do not work, & I had no idea what to do. My screen still worked and everything and it wasn't a lot of it only a small amount. So I decided to Take off the back bottom plastic of the laptop and I had set it sideways please help me I do not know what to do any suggestions? 

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I want milk drop to play on my tv to music from my dvd player. There's a pc moniter input on the tv. Is there a way to get milk drop to play on the computer with music from the input jack?
 

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I have ran trusted malware virus removal programs such as Fixtool by Symantec Corp. and Microsoft's malware removal program but the "search-milk" virus continues to redirect a website to other websites.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Loiska Jerez at 20:50:29 on 2012-03-09
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.122 [GMT -5:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Nero\Tools\InCD\InCDSrv.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReaderSprint\9.00\Licensing\NetworkLicenseServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\atievxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Tools\InCD\NBHRegInCDSrv.exe
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A:Infected with "search-milk.net" redirecting virus

Hello CookieJerez, Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

Finally, please reply using the ADD REPLY button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.Wee need to get a little more information before we begin.1.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 save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.2.Please download ListpartsRun the tool, click Scan and post the log (Result.txt... Read more

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Ok So Im running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. I;ve had this nasty redirect thing for a while. Whenever or most of the time when I would click a link in google it would always take me to Search-Milk.net. I eventually got sick of it and looked up how to rid myself of this. If you search Search-milk.net virus theres alot of sites trying to get you to buy **** to get rid of it. I was an idiot and downloaded stopzilla. I thought it would be easy. Damn was i wrong. So i installed Stopzilla and it did its first scan. I remember it said it found something. maybe 2 entries in a host something? (im pretty sure not my host file cause Ive checked it and it seems clean with only the loopback) So after stopzilla cleaned these it had me reboot. When I rebooted the internet WAS working, however no browser would work and they all would report DNS lookup failed. Now I know its not my network, router or any of that. Theres a million post that say to check router flushdns yada yada yada Ive done it all. Winsock reset, tcpip stack reset, I even copied DNSapi.dll and DNSslvr.dll or something from working windows 7 computer thinking the DNS api was messed up.... did nothing. I got rid of this redirect alright! lol And I ripped my systems insides out in the process. SO just to recap. Internet Works fine!! but DNS and browsers dont work. My windows firewall was screwed up too and was unable to be activated but i followed some steps and got that working again as far as control panel says. but still nothing. ... Read more

A:After an awfull attempt at removing Search-milk.net redirect. I have no DNS

And BTW I uninstalled stopzilla via a restore point to no avail. I probably should of tried to undo whatever I did in Stopzilla. But I didnt think of it at that time. And after the restore. It was too late to do that. So im stuck. Once again thanks!

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I have a Dell Studio running Windows 7. It's a few years old, been running pretty slow lately. I heard you guys can help me get it to run like new again. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

A:Need Help Cleaning my Laptop

Hey Mike!

Do you have a anti-virus program installed and if so, which one and how often do you scan?

Do you Defrag the Hard drive once in a while also?

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Hi everybody,
my laptop is severely infected by trojan and virus.
It pops windows promoting sex and casino sites all the time.
I've ran ad-aware and spybot. Cleaned all I can.
Scanning with housecall.trendmicro.com told me that I'm infected with:

JAVA_BYTEVER.A
HTML_ IFRMEXP.GEN
TROJ_STARTPAG.AK
TROJ_ADCLICK.B
TROJ_MEDIKET.A

Now here's my hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:23:46, on 2005-01-06
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\CookiePatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sp2chek.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rdshost32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\pxhping.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rdshost32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rdshost32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rdshost32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rdshost32.exe
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A:Need help cleaning my laptop

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HI, IV BEEN ON THE FORUM ALL WEEK WITH THE HELP OF GARMANMA CHECKING IF I WAS INFECTED.IV DOWNLOADED A FEW THINGS AND CLEANED A FEW THINGS. Topic referenced is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/258098/help-with-slow-running-laptop-moved/ ~ OB I WAS GIVEN THE LAPTOP AND HAVE NO RECOVERY DISCS OR TOOLS.THE LAPTOP KEEPS SLOWING/FREEZING AND VIRTUAL MEMORY LOW ALERT POPS UP ALL THE TIME. PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ME REMOVE ALL ITEMS THAT ARE NOT WINDOWS AND REALLY NEEDED.I CANNOT MAKE A BACKUP AS I DONT HAVE ANY OF THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.ALSOI DONT KNOW HOW TO ZIP THE ATTATCHMENT FOR DDS SO I HOPE IT WORKS CORRECT.THE LAPTOP HAS BEEN WELL USED AND HAS HAD BEARSHARE AND IPOD STUFF ON IT.THANKS A MILLION,GREBO. HERE ARE THE REQUESTED LOGS.....DDS DDS ATTATCHMENT ARK.TXT ATTATCHMENTDDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - FAT32x86 Run by New User at 2:40:26.25 on 23/09/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.239.27 [GMT 1:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchSVCHOST.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsSVCHOST.EXESVCHOST.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeSVCHOST.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\W... Read more

A:HELP CLEANING UP MY LAPTOP

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 42.8

I can't get enough of this scanning lark!

I am cleaning out my old laptop which runs WINDOWS ME . I abused this little toy when I was younger and so I would appreciate it if someone can look at this log and run me through the procedure of removing the obvious miscrients on it. Thanks

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Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 3/2/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY\NISUM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY\CCPXYSVC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGCC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGAMSVR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\AVGCC.EXE /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_AMSVR] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\AVGAMSVR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ccEvtMgr] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Nisum] C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ccPxySvc] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\CCPXYSVC.EXE

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A:HJT for cleaning up my old laptop

Hi Wilber


Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.



Run hijackthis Put a check next to each of these with all browsers closed and click fix


R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.crooder.com/search/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotmail.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://drvvv.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,(Default) = http://www.crooder.com/search/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://drvvv.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://drvvv.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,(Default) = http://www.crooder.com/search/


Do you know what these are if not fix these too

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QBROWSE] C:\WINDOWS\Qbrowse.exe
O4 - Startup: Qbrowse.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\Qbrowse.exe


www.trendmicro.com and click "Free Online Scan", then "Scan now, it's free!". When it's downloaded, select all available drives, then check(tick) "Auto clean", then click "Scan".

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Hello all.The brother in law asked me to clean his laptop up for him, so far i have installed eset nod32 which found 8 problems and i have also used Malwarebytes anti-malware which seemed to remove the spyware infection banner from the desktop but probably not from deep down, so i'm passing the rest over to those who know best...!!!Thanks.....Here is the Hijackthis log...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 16:49:07, on 03/01/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\STDSB.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exeC: ... Read more

A:Cleaning up laptop

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up.Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable a... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 42.8

I have been cleaning a friends laptop of Trojans, AdWare, etc. I think I have it licked but would like someone to review my HiJackThis log.

Just want to be sure before I give it back to my friend.

Thank You . . . WKCook

A:Cleaning Laptop

Hi,

HJT doesn't give enough diagnostic analysis to tell, especially on 64bit systems

Please run the following:

Please download DDS from either of these links

LINK 1
LINK 2

and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection
Double click dds to run the tool.
When done, two DDS.txt's will open.
Save both reports to your desktop.
---------------------------------------------------
Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:

DDS.txt
Attach.txt.
NEXT

Please download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run it
When asked if you want to download Avast's virus definitions please select Yes.
Click the Scan button to start the scan
On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 42.8

my son just got a hp laptop with windows vista home premium
i know it has been used to download porn i want to check if any is still
on it if so how do i permanently get rid
 

A:cleaning laptop

did you get any recovery CDs with the machine
If you go into
start
programs
there may be under HP a recovery manager, which will allow you to put the machine back to the condition it was on when it was first purchased - But you will lose any Data and any programs that where installed later
OR
you can use the recovery CDs, which may have been supplied or made from the machine - same program

otherwise

you want to
go onto internet explorer - assuming this is the only browser
tools
internet options
delete history
temp files

empty recycle bin

if videos have been downloaded they may be in a number of formats
* .wmv
*.flv
*.mp4
formats

do a search across the c: drive and any other drive it may have D: or E: for these types of files
 

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