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Unchecked Buffer in Windows Redirector Could Allow Privilege Elevation WinXP: Feb 6

Q: Unchecked Buffer in Windows Redirector Could Allow Privilege Elevation WinXP: Feb 6

Hiya

The Windows Redirector is used by a Windows client to access files,
whether local or remote, regardless of the underlying network
protocols in use. For example, the "Add a Network Place" Wizard or
the NET USE command can be used to map a network share as a local
drive, and the Windows Redirector will handle the routing of
information to and from the network share.

A security vulnerability exists in the implementation of the
Windows Redirector on Windows XP because an unchecked buffer is
used to receive parameter information. By providing malformed data
to the Windows Redirector, an attacker could cause the system to
fail, or if the data was crafted in a particular way, could run
code of the attacker's choice.
Maximum Severity Rating: Important

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows XP

Download locations for this patch

Windows XP:
32-bit Edition

64-bit Edition

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/ms03-005.asp

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eddie

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Preferred Solution: Unchecked Buffer in Windows Redirector Could Allow Privilege Elevation WinXP: Feb 6

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Hiya

A privilege elevation vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Windows starts applications with specially crafted file manifests. This vulnerability could allow a logged on user to take complete control of the system

Affected Software:

• Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-075.mspx

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eddie
 

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Who should read this bulletin:

Customers using Microsoft® Windows® 98, Windows Me, Windows NT® 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.

Impact of vulnerability: Attacker could gain control over user’s system.

Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

Recommendation: Customers should install the patch immediately.

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP

Read about it <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-055.asp"> here</a>.
 

A:Critical Patch- Unchecked Buffer in Windows

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Hiya

Microsoft Windows 2000 supports the World Wide Web Distributed
Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) protocol. WebDAV, defined in
RFC 2518, is a set of extensions to the Hyper Text Transfer
Protocol (HTTP) that provide a standard for editing and file
management between computers on the Internet. A security
vulnerability is present in a Windows component used by WebDAV,
and results because the component contains an unchecked buffer.

An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending a
specially formed HTTP request to a machine running Internet
Information Server (IIS). The request could cause the server to
fail or to execute code of the attacker's choice. The code would
run in the security context of the IIS service (which, by
default, runs in the LocalSystem context).

Although Microsoft has supplied a patch for this vulnerability
and recommends customers install the patch immediately,
additional tools and preventive measures have been provided that
customers can use to block the exploitation of this vulnerability
while they are assessing the impact and compatibility of the
patch. These temporary workarounds and tools are discussed in the
"Workarounds" section in the FAQ below.
Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows 2000

Download locations for this patch Microsoft Windows 2000:
The patch for Windows 2000 is available at the following location:
All except Japanese NEC

Japanese NEC

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A:Unchecked Buffer In Windows Component Could Cause Web Server Compromise: Mar 17

Hiya

V2.0 (April 23, 2003): Updated to include details of NT 4.0 patch

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0:
All except NEC and Chinese - Hong Kong

Japanese NEC - to follow

Chinese - Hong Kong

Windows NT 4.0, Terminal Server Edition:
All
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-007.asp
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eddie
 

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Hiya

This patch is a cumulative patch that includes the functionality of
all security patches released to date for IIS 5.0, and all patches
released for IIS 4.0 since Windows NT(r) 4.0 Service Pack 5. A
complete listing of the patches superseded by this patch is provided
below, in the section titled "Additional information about this
patch". Before applying the patch, system administrators should take
note of the caveats discussed in the same section

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms01-044.asp
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eddie
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

Hello,
I'm with security issue CVE-2020-1472 | Netlogon Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability and the following occurs to me:

I'm having trouble starting to collect events 5827-5831
I have installed the August 2020 update on a DC Microsot Windows Server 2012 R2 to start the event collection, and no events appear, even when logging in with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 without the August update.

I have set the FullSecureChannelProtection registry key to 1, and from a server with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 without the August 2020 update I can login without problems.

No events appear in the security log and I can login without problems with FullSecureChannelProtection at 1. I don't understand where the problem is. Can anyone give me any clues?

sorry for my english
Thanks

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Hiya

This is the Microsoft Windows XP Embedded component update to address Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-059: Unchecked Buffer in Universal Plug and Play can lead to System Compromise (Q315000).

For more information, please see Knowledge Base Article Q315000.

YOU MAY NOT PROVIDE THIS UPDATE OR THE LOCATION (URL) OF THIS UPDATE TO ANY THIRD PARTIES.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP
Requires the English Version of Windows XP Embedded. See the Windows XP Embedded System Requirements for details.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ce-0d3a-4906-990e-2d058f107173&DisplayLang=en

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eddie
 

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Hiya

I couldn't think in which forum to post this but as this is the Games and other applications, I hope this is okay. Iff not, please move to the right place. Thanks

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows Media™ Player 6.4, 7, and 7.1. This vulnerability could potentially enable a malicious user to cause code of his choice to run on another user’s computer

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=31459

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eddie
 

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Hi everyone,
Our Nessus scanner detected the following vulnerability :


Description
<section>

The version of Microsoft Malware Protection Signature Update Stub (MpSigStub.exe) installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 1.1.16200.1. It is, therefore, affected by a elevation of privilege vulnerability which could allow an attacker who successfully
exploited this vulnerability to elevate privileges on the system.

</section>
Solution
<section>

Enable automatic updates to update the scan engine for the relevant antimalware applications. Refer to Knowledge Base Article 2510781 for information on how to verify that MMPE has been updated.

</section>
Plugin Output
<section>
Product : Microsoft Malware Protection Signature Update Stub
Path : C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe
Installed version : 1.1.15000.2
Fixed version : 1.1.16200.1
</section>
I don't understand how to fix that issue, is there any patches ?
Regards,
Lucas

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Hiya

The Network Connection Manager (NCM) provides a controlling
mechanism for all network connections managed by a host system.
Among the functions of the NCM is to call a handler routine
whenever a network connection has been established.

By design, this handler routine should run in the security context
of the user. However, a flaw could make it possible for an
unprivileged user to cause the handler routine to run in the
security context of LocalSystem, though a very complex process.
An attacker who exploited this flaw could specify code of his or
her choice as the handler, then establish a network connection
in order to cause that code to be invoked by the NCM. The code
would then run with full system privileges.

Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows 2000

Download locations for this patch
Microsoft Windows 2000:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=41406

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/ms02-042.asp

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eddie
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

Hi
With this latest vulnerability, i need some clarification about what exactly is a "Non-Compliant Device".
In the KB articles definition, A non-compliant device is one that uses a vulnerable Netlogon secure channel connection.
So that means, lets say you have a Windows machine, that has not been patched correctly, and still uses vulnerable netlogon connection.
So once the DC is patched for this vulnerability, what will happen to this Windows machine?
Will it get denied connection and be reported in event ID: 5827/5828?
Or will it be allowed connection, as it is technically a non-compliant device based on the definition, as it is using vulnerable netlogon connection? And be logged under event ID: 5829?

The other question i have is for the use of the GPO policy: "Domain controller: Allow vulnerable Netlogon secure channel connections"
So i understand that this will bypass the enforcement.
However, if the "Non-Compliant" device is not a windows device, i will assume that the GPO will not work for these devices. So when in enforcement phase, for these such non windows devices that is still using vulnerable netlogon connection, there
is no workaround right? Either get vendor to provide a fix or decommission?

Thanks DM.

DM

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

SEP 12.1 RU6 MP6 and earlier as well as SEP 14.1 MP1 are vulnerable as per CVE-2016-9093, CVE-2016-9094

Users running SEP 12.1 are advised to upgrade to SEP12.1 RU6 MP7. Users running SEP 14.1 are advised to update to SEP 14.1 MP1
 

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Hiya

ASP.NET is a collection of technologies that help developers to
build web-based applications. Web-based applications, including
those built using ASP.NET, rely on HTTP to provide connectivity.
One characteristic of HTTP as a protocol is that it is stateless,
meaning that each page request from a user to a site is reckoned
an independent request. To compensate for this, ASP.NET provides
for session state management through a variety of modes.

One of these modes is StateServer mode. This mode stores session
state information in a separate, running process. That process
can run on the same machine or a different machine from the
ASP.NET application. There is an unchecked buffer in one of the
routines that handles the processing of cookies in StateServer
mode. A security vulnerability results because it is possible
for an attacker to seek to exploit it by mounting a buffer
overrun attack. A successful attack could cause the ASP.NET
application to restart. As a result, all current users of
the web-based application would see their current session
restart and their current session information would be lost.

The StateServer mode is not the default mode for session
state management in ASP.NET. ASP.NET applications using
StateServer mode that do not use cookies are not vulnerable.

Maximum Severity Rating: Moderate

Affected Software:

Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.0, of which ASP.NET is a component

Download locations for this patch :

Microsoft .NET Framework version... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 71.2

Hiya

To allow for verification of the authenticity of mail messages,
Microsoft Outlook Express supports digital signing of
messages through S/MIME. A buffer overrun vulnerability lies in the
code that generates the warning message when a particular
error condition associated with digital signatures occurs.

By creating a digitally signed email and editing it to introduce
specific data, then sending it to another user, an attacker
could cause either of two effects to occur if the recipient opened or
previewed it. In the less serious case, the attacker
could cause the mail client to fail. If this happened, the recipient
could resume normal operation by restarting the mail
client and deleting the offending mail. In the more serious case, the
attacker could cause the mail client to run code of
their choice on the user's machine. Such code could take any desired
action, limited only by the permissions of the recipient
on the machine.

This vulnerability could only affect messages that are signed using
S/MIME and sent to an Outlook Express user. Users of
Microsoft Outlook products are not affected by this vulnerability.

Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

Affected Software:

Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0
Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
Notes:
The fix for this issue was included in Windows XP Service Pack 1, and in Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1.
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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.6

Hiya

With Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer, you can distribute a snapshot
of a Microsoft Access database that allows the snapshot to be viewed
without having Access installed. For example, a customer may want to
send a supplier an invoice that is generated by using an Access
database. With Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer, the customer can
package the database so that the supplier can view it and print it
without having Access installed.

The Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer is available with all versions
of Access - though it is not installed by default - and is also
available as a separate stand-alone. The Snapshot Viewer is
implemented by using an ActiveX control.

A vulnerability exists because of a flaw in the way that Snapshot
Viewer validates parameters. Because the parameters are not correctly
checked, a buffer overrun can occur, which could allow an attacker to
execute the code of their choice in the security context of the
logged-on user.

For an attack to be successful, an attacker would have to persuade a
user to visit a malicious Web site that is under the attacker's
control.
Maximum Severity Rating: Moderate

Affected Software:

Microsoft Access 97
Microsoft Access 2000
Microsoft Access 2002
Download locations for this patch

Access 2002:

http://microsoft.com/downloads/deta...63-1BBE-4009-9DF8-52D3A916D54F&displaylang=en

(administrative update only)

http://microsoft.com/office/ork/xp/journ/snpv1001a.htm

Access 2000:

http:... Read more

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Hiya

SMB (Server Message Block) is the protocol Microsoft uses to share
files, printers, serial ports, and also to communicate between
computers using named pipes and mail slots. In a networked
environment, servers make file systems and resources available to
clients. Clients make SMB requests for resources and servers make
SMB responses in what described as a client server, request-
response protocol.

By sending a specially crafted packet request, an attacker can mount
a denial of service attack on the target server machine and crash
the system. The attacker could use both a user account and anonymous
access to accomplish this. Though not confirmed, it may be possible
to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server, Terminal Server Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows XP Professional
Maximum Severity Rating: Moderate

Download locations for this patch

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=41493
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=41519

Microsoft Windows 2000:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=41468

Microsoft Windows XP:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=41524
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A:Unchecked Buffer in Network Share Provider Vulnerability: Aug 22

Thanks for the heads up Eddie. One for System and Network admins to get to grips with ASAP.
 

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Hiya

By default, Commerce Server 2000 installs a .dll with an ISAPI
filter that allows the server to provide extended functionality in
response to events on the server. This filter, called AuthFilter,
provides support for a variety of authentication methods.
Commerce Server 2000 can also be configured to use other
authentication methods.

A security vulnerability results because AuthFilter contains an
unchecked buffer in a section of code that handles certain types
of authentication requests. An attacker who provided
authentication data that overran the buffer could cause the
Commerce Server process to fail, or could run code in the
security context of the Commerce Server process. The
process runs with LocalSystem privileges, so exploiting the
vulnerability would give the attacker complete control of
the server.

Affected Software:

Microsoft Commerce Server 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/ms02-010.asp

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eddie
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

Hiya

The Microsoft Locator service is a name service that maps logical
names to network-specific names. It ships with Windows NT 4.0,
Windows 2000, and Windows XP. By default, the Locator service is
enabled only on Windows 2000 domain controllers and Windows NT 4.0
domain controllers; it is not enabled on Windows NT 4.0 workstations
or member servers, Windows 2000 workstations or member servers,
or Windows XP.

A security vulnerability results from an unchecked buffer in the
Locator service. By sending a specially malformed request to the
Locator service, an attacker could cause the Locator service to
fail, or to run code of the attacker's choice on the system.

Mitigating Factors:
====================
- The Locator service is not enabled by default on any affected
versions of Windows with the exception of Windows 2000 domain
controllers and Windows NT 4.0 domain controllers.

- A properly-configured firewall would block the calls to the
Locator service, which would protect an affected machine from
an Internet-based attack.
Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Download locations for this patch

Windows NT 4.0:

All except Japanese NEC and Chinese - Hong Kong

Japanese NEC

Chinese - Hong Kong

Windows NT 4.0, Terminal Server Edition:
ALL

Windows 2000:

All except Japanese NEC

Japanese NEC

Windows XP:

32... Read more

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Hiya

This is an update to a patch from June, but cannot find the thread anywhere here. Not by me, anyway

On June 12, 2002, Microsoft released the original version of this
bulletin. On July 2, 2002, the bulletin was updated to reflect the
availability of a revised patch. Although the original patch
completely eliminated the vulnerability, it had the side effect of
preventing non-administrative users from making VPN connections in
some cases. The revised patch correctly handles VPN connections.
The revised patch is immediately available from the Download Center
and will be soon made available via WindowsUpdate.

Issue:
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The Remote Access Service (RAS) provides dial-up connections between
computers and networks over phone lines. RAS is delivered as a native
system service in Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP, and
also is included in a separately downloadable Routing and Remote
Access Server (RRAS) for Windows NT 4.0. All of these implementations
include a RAS phonebook, which is used to store information about
telephone numbers, security, and network settings used to dial-up
remote systems.

A flaw exists in the RAS phonebook implementation: a phonebook value
is not properly checked, and is susceptible to a buffer overrun. The
overrun could be exploited for either of two purposes: causing a
system failure, or running code on the system with LocalSystem
privileges. If an attacker were able to log onto an affected server
and modify a phonebook e... Read more

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Hiya

The Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) provide a number of
supporting technologies for
accessing and using databases. Included among these functions is the
underlying support for
the T-SQL OpenRowSet command. A security vulnerability results
because the MDAC functions
underlying OpenRowSet contain an unchecked buffer.

An attacker who submitted a database query containing a specially
malformed parameter within
a call to OpenRowSet could overrun the buffer, either for the purpose
of causing the SQL
Server to fail or causing the SQL Server service to take actions
dictated by the attacker.

Maximum Severity Rating: Moderate

Affected Software:

Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5
Microsoft Data Access Components 2.6
Microsoft Data Access Components 2.7
Download locations for this patch
MDAC 2.5:
http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=41076

MDAC 2.6:
http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=41077

MDAC 2.7:
http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=41072
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/ms02-040.asp

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eddie
 

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Hiya

Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) 2001 is a .Net Enterprise
Server product that simplifies developing and managing e-business
web sites. Microsoft has learned of three security vulnerabilities
affecting it:

- A buffer overrun in a low-level function that performs user
authentication. At least one web page included with MCMS 2001
passes inputs directly to the function, thereby potentially
providing a way for an attacker to overrun the buffer. The
result of exploiting the vulnerability would be to either
cause MCMS to fail, or run code in the context of the MCMS
service (which runs as Local System).

- A vulnerability resulting from the confluence of two flaws
affecting a function that allows files to be uploaded to the
server. The first flaw lies in how the function authenticates
requests, and would allow any user to submit an upload request.
The second results because it is possible to override the upload
location; where the function should upload files to a folder that
only privileged users can access, it can be overridden to upload
it to a temporary folder that does allow unprivileged users to
call it. By exploiting the two flaws in tandem, an attacker
could upload an .ASP or other file to the server, in a location
from which it could be executed.

- A SQL injection vulnerability affecting a function that services
requests for image files and other resources. Exploiting the
vulnerability could enable an attacker to run SQL commands on the
server, which wou... Read more

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I have seen this question asked before and attempted a few solutions. Fixing computer problems is not my forte and I would really like an easy to followed solution. I have downloaded the program Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. It has converted most of my files to OpenOffice.org XML 1.0 Spreadsheet. When I first downloaded them and was able to open some they would only open as spreadsheet files, OpenOffice calc. Now all I get is the above message.
I'm not wishing to make myself unwelcomed as a new comer but I have found things becoming more and more complicated and not as easily fixed since moving from Windows 7. Unfortunately, for me, when I purchased my current laptop it came with W8 which I managed to cope with only just. When W10 came along I was drawn in by the online recommendations and went along with the upgrade.
A friend of mine who knows a lot more about computers than I do has stayed with Windows 7 because of all the reports that are circulating about the problems. He has helped me out with a download that I purchased and was not able to install with Windows 10 by using his Windows 7. He has also downloaded and is using Apache OpenOffice without any problems.
I would just like some help to sort out these problems which Windows 10, I'm sorry to say, seems to be creating. It's getting to the stage where I'll be needing an outside Technician to come help me out which is not what I would prefer

A:The requested elevation requires elevation

Hi easily confused,

I did some checking, and it looks as if it might be a permission error. See HERE for details.

Also, if you are unable to get that sorted out, there is the option of using a replacement program called LibreOffice. See HERE to compare the two.

Hang in there with Win-10 as these bugs will resolve in time and sooner or later. The one thing that might help might be to do a clean install, rather than a basic upgrade. See HERE.

b1rd

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I have seen this question asked before and attempted a few solutions. Fixing computer problems is not my forte and I would really like an easy to followed solution. I have downloaded the program Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. It has converted most of my files to OpenOffice.org XML 1.0 Spreadsheet. When I first downloaded them and was able to open some they would only open as spreadsheet files, OpenOffice calc. Now all I get is the above message.
I'm not wishing to make myself unwelcomed as a new comer but I have found things becoming more and more complicated and not as easily fixed since moving from Windows 7. Unfortunately, for me, when I purchased my current laptop it came with W8 which I managed to cope with only just. When W10 came along I was drawn in by the online recommendations and went along with the upgrade.
A friend of mine who knows a lot more about computers than I do has stayed with Windows 7 because of all the reports that are circulating about the problems. He has helped me out with a download that I purchased and was not able to install with Windows 10 by using his Windows 7. He has also downloaded and is using Apache OpenOffice without any problems.
I would just like some help to sort out these problems which Windows 10, I'm sorry to say, seems to be creating. It's getting to the stage where I'll be needing an outside Technician to come help me out which is not what I would prefer

A:The requested elevation requires elevation

Hi easily confused,

I did some checking, and it looks as if it might be a permission error. See HERE for details.

Also, if you are unable to get that sorted out, there is the option of using a replacement program called LibreOffice. See HERE to compare the two.

Hang in there with Win-10 as these bugs will resolve in time and sooner or later. The one thing that might help might be to do a clean install, rather than a basic upgrade. See HERE.

b1rd

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Hello,

I have an application that is run from the command line. I cannot get the application to run without error unless I run as administrator. I have two newer versions of the same application that run just fine and do not require administrator. The differences in the code between the versions are not extensive and I can't figure out why the old version needs elevation to administrator to run. These applications were built with gnu cpp and don't have a manifest. The application is actually two binaries that communicate through shared memory. There is a parent process that launches a child process, passes data to the child, and receives data back. I don't know what this would have to do with anything because the versions that work do the same thing as the versions that don't.

Can anyone here shed any light on reasons why windows 7 would require administrator and possible work-arounds?

LMHmedchem

A:why does windows 7 require elevation to administrator?

For security reasons Windows requires admin privileges to access many system resources. This has been a feature of the NT platform since the beginning. Each new version of Windows has tightened up security to meet the demands of the world of today. That creates some issues for applications designed for older operating systems, particularly when running with a non admin account. Needed resources that were accessible on older systems can no longer be accessed without an admin level account. Newer applications were designed for the more modern tightened security and they run as expected. They may not with a future OS.

Workarounds, if any, will depend on the details of the situation.

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From:- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tec...litySpotlight/






Script Elevation PowerToys for Windows Vista


Download the code for this article: Utility2007_06.exe (159KB)


Among the many features Windows Vista introduced to address security concerns, User Account Control (UAC) is one of the most significant. With User Account Control, even users who are administrators run most applications with standard privilege, but have "elevation potential" for specific administrative tasks and
application functions. After using Windows Vista™ for many months, elevating a task or application as necessary has become second nature. However, I also encountered a number of shortcomings when trying to elevate some types of tasks in Windows Vista, and that became frustrating.
So in the spirit of the old Windows? PowerToys, I’ve created a few Script Elevation PowerToys to overcome these limitations. You can find all of the PowerToys I’m about to discuss in the code download at technetmagazine .com/code07.aspx. And you can read about how UAC works in the November 2006 article "Achieve the Non-Admin Dream with User Account Control" by Alex Heaton (see the "Additional Resources" sidebar).

Elevate Command PowerToy

The first annoyance was that there was no method to elevate an application from the command line or from the Run dialog box. So after asking around within Microsoft, I came across a sample scri... Read more

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First time poster, so may be editing this post as I re-read FAQs with help of caffeine and realize that I've missed something.

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 running Windows XP SP3. It was left undisturbed for all of today as it ran a scheduled virus scan (I use AVIRA, and the scan was clean as of 7:00PM.) When I returned to the computer I re-connected to my secured wireless network. Windows advised me that I had a "limited/no connection" so, as prompted by toolbar, I selected "Repair." At that point I got BSOD'd with the error message "a driver has overridden a stack-based buffer." Successive restarts under Last Known Good Configuration were unsuccessful.

After reading a 2008 Vista thread about this same BSOD error I booted up in Safe Mode and am running MalwareBytes and another virus scan, neither of which has come up with anything thus far. (It was that thread which led me to post this in this forum; it seemed that the problem there was due to malware.)

I should probably add now that I'm an intermediate computer user. This is my first time using HijackThis and my first in-depth manual virus/malware removal, so I may ask you to phrase things in basic terms for me, but I learn best by doing things so at the very least this will be a good learning experience for future. Or I could just stop running Windows and solve most of my virus problems.

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Windows Update is showing that I need two "Important" updates. These are KB2656356 and KB2656351. No other updates are shown. Usually "Important" updates such as these are already check by windows update but these show up as unchecked updates. This is a little confusing. Does anyone know why these are not checked?
Windows 7 64bit Pro.

A:Recent updates are unchecked in Windows Update. Why?

Those updates seem to be problematic on some machines. They may have tried to install and failed.

Try checking them and updating and see if they work. If they fail, look here:

My Win 7 Ultimate Windows Update KB2656356 continues to fail - Microsoft Answers

I had to manually install those on my work machine but not on my home machines. I didn't have to do anything too fancy, just DLed the stand alone installer and installed it fine.

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I've noticed on a few systems in Windows Updates some important updates are unchecked by default, for example Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 x64-based systems and various updates for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7. Why is this and should I still install them? Why would they be important but not installed by default?
 

A:Sometimes important Windows Updates are unchecked by default

Depends on what your Windows Update settings are like. Mine is set to "notify" only, and every since update is unchecked by default.

.NET framework is kinda like a software that is required for other software to run ... e.g. "iOS v5 or higher is required to download and install Instagram on your iPhone"
 

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Yeah I am at my wits end trying to figure this issue out. I have had the Creative Audigy 2 sound card for 6 years. The original driver the settings would stay the same and never uncheck itself. The last few driver updates have caused this issue.The 1 Microphone +20dB Boost keeps getting unchecked in Windows Play Control. I mean I can go in under Advanced tab and check the box. Then close the box and go back to it and it is now unchecked. It never stays checked. For that matter I can't even get the Microphone mute box to stay checked under Windows Playback. I have read where the Cthelper.exe loading at startup might cause this and has been known to reset the speakers back to 2.1 and may do the same to the mic boost. Well I stopped that from loading and rebooted my computer. Tried to check the Mic Boost and it still unchecks itself. This is a rather annoying issue. I have to manually check it everytime I wanna talk on the mic. Which is daily. Anyone know how to get the mic boost and the Microphone mute box to stay checked? Thanks.
 

A:1 Microphone +20dB Boost keeps getting unchecked in Windows Play Control

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Hi Guys, good day & I'm sorry if this thread is already created but I don't have much time to look for it.

I'm just confuse!, about the admin privilege that affects my whole computer system, I have a two computer, one is a desktop, and one is a laptop.

When I changed the name of my Local Disk (C) from the default to new one, it doesn't ask a permission to change like the picture below

NOTE: THE IMAGE SHOWN BELOW IS FROM MY DESKTOP


And the Ownership of my Disk is set to default [TrustedInstaller].


And this is the list of all permission.


As you can see, all of the settings are set to default and nothing changed!!
but when it comes in my laptop, something is wrong

NOTE: THE IMAGE SHOWN BELOW IS FROM MY LAPTOP


And the Ownership of my Disk in Laptop is set to default [TrustedInstaller] too!!.


And the list of the permission are the same.


As you can see, all the settings from my two computers are the same, the only difference from them are the operating system which my LAPTOP IS WINDOWS 7 STARTER 32bit and my DESKTOP IS WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64bit, It matters to me, to know why isn't working the same, please help me! I need to know why??


GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU!

A:Windows 7 - Administration Privilege (Little Bit Confusing)

Are UAC settings the same in both?

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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Working on a hp t230d with XP sp2, Have found errors while trying to delete other user accounts while logged in as an Administrator acct as well as in Safe Mode as "The" Administrator acct. Error states "lack of privilege" to delete. Have opened a new administrator acct from within safe mode/Admin acct. with no success. Also effected is trying to change Time/date, (control panel) add/remove programs, and installing some programs. I have not found any answers yet so I keep searching and searching.....Please any insight to this problem. When does the Administrator acct. lose the ability to control the computer.
 

A:Windows XP Lack of Privilege Errors- What can I do ?

And confirm you are doing this from the Local Users and Groups MMC snap-in?
 

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Hi
Windows 7 enterprise was installed in my HP Probook 4540 laptop. Somebody misused it and administrator account got hidden. Now when the computer starts, login screen only shows standard user account and no user account switching etc. when i logon using standard user account then i cannot access registry, group policy as the message come that you dont have access rights. Also when i tries to open something with "run as administrator" then still administrator windows prompt box opens but does not ask for administrative user account name and password also "yes" button disabled.
Is there any solution other than new window installation

A:Administrative privilege not working in windows 7

You have two options - contact the administrator of the company that owns the copy of enterprise you have and get them to modify the system or purchase and install another version of windows

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well, not to the point where my burn messes up.. this burner rocks (LTR52327S). it only does it with audio cds though, not data. takes the normal 2-3 minutes with data cds. i really have no clue what its about and have even scanned for viruses just to make sure. audio cds (that are about 45 minutes in length) take about 7 minutes and that isn't normal, not even for a 32x cd (on a 52x burner). basically the used-read buffer and recorder don't stay constant and shift about every 15 seconds. help would be appreciated.
 

A:used-read buffer/recorder buffer drops (NERO)

haha pleeeease
 

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well, not to the point where my burn messes up.. this burner rocks (LTR52327S). it only does it with audio cds though, not data. takes the normal 2-3 minutes with data cds. i really have no clue what its about and have even scanned for viruses just to make sure. audio cds (that are about 45 minutes in length) take about 7 minutes and that isn't normal, not even for a 32x cd (on a 52x burner). basically the used-read buffer and recorder don't stay constant and shift about every 15 seconds. help would be appreciated.
 

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While I was modifying the security privileges in windows 7 to delete certain files I somehow managed to set my entire c:\ drive privileges to block Users. Now Even though i have administrator access I can not access any data on the main hard drive. In fact windows itself can not open and run some of its most basic functions. I tried using the cmd command prompt icacls to fix the issue but this failed and no matter how many times tried to change the permissions for anything on the c:\ drive it resulted in "access denied". I do not have a restore point in windows to go back to nor do I have a back up disk to reinstall windows. I have absolutly no clue what to do. The drive is so blocked Im not even able to run most of the basic startup programs. many of the programs that modify settings in the control panel dont even work. Like changing the system local or creating and modifying users.

A:Windows user security privilege nightmare.

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I would highly recommend that you create a restore point before making changes to a file, folder, drive, or registry key permission [COLOR=#3485bd !important][COLOR=#3485bd !important]settings[/COLOR]. This way if you make a mistake and lock (access denied) yourself out of the item, you will be able to do a system restore at boot and select the restore point to undo the mistake. Be sure to not deny permissions to or remove your user account for the file, folder, drive, or registry key. Doing so could prevent you from having access to the item.
Be sure to not deny permissions to the Everyone group for the file, folder, drive, or registry key. This will also include your user account.
Be sure to not deny permissions to or remove TrustedInstaller, LOCAL SERVICE, RESTRICTED, SERVICE, or SYSTEM if listed. Doing so will prevent Windows 7 from having access, and will cause Windows 7 to not run properly afterwards.



Hehe silly me i wish id not done this. heh i guess im screwed. Seeing as I didnt affect the administrators portion or the portion with my account name directly on it I should still be able to access my hard drive. Id call this a glitch or a problem with the software but still my idiot mistake. Problem is I dont have windows to reload onto my computer.

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Hi all!

I recently had an unexpected problem with a piece of software, and reinstalled Windows selecting to repair my existing installation. Now although it's downloaded the updates, when it goes to install them it simply says "Installation failed" and gives the entire list of downloaded updates as failed. When I turn my machine off, it says "Installing update 1 of 89" for about four seconds, then proceeds to "Windows is shutting down"

I also notice that in Services I have "User Privilege Service" set to manual and stopped. When I try to start it, it fails with the message "Failed to respond in a timely manner" and then forever afterwards during that session is marked "starting" but it never successfully starts. I've seen a lot of talk about the existence of "User Privilege Service" - it only seems to show up in services when something is wrong - but I've not been able to find an explanation of what it is, what it does, and what to do if it refuses to start.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Edit: Removed HijackThis log as further reading through the forum indicates it's not appropriate to post it in advance

A:Updating Windows And User Privilege Service

I'm unsure of the validity of the User Privilege Service. It doesn't appear anywhere on my XP VM - even when invoking the "Run As" command. My XP VM is fully updated, but does not have .NET 1.1 or .NET 2.0 installed.As search of the web doesn't reveal much about this service, nor does a search of the Microsoft KB.I'm guessing that it's malware or a service installed by some relatively obscure add-on program that you have running. I'd suggest running a free, online scan to ensure that your protection hasn't been compromised. Here's 2 that I use:http://safety.live.com (requires IE)http://housecall.trendmicro.comIf it turns out that it's an infection, try posting in this forum: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/If not, then post back and we'll see what we can do.

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Versions 5.0 ? 7.0 of ESET Smart Security and ESET Endpoint Security products for Windows XP OS allow a low privileged user to execute code as SYSTEM by exploiting a vulnerability in the ESET Personal Firewall NDIS filter (EpFwNdis.sys) kernel mode driver also mentioned as Personal Firewall module: Build 1183 (20140214) and prior. This is a ?trusted value vulnerability? that can be triggered through a specific IOCTL with a specifically crafted buffer, to force the driver to validate an improper IOCTL.

https://www.portcullis-security.com...-downloads/security-advisories/cve-2014-4973/
 

A:Privilege Escalation In ESET Products For Windows

This was patched, wasn't it?
"27/06/2014 | Fix confirmed"
 

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After "recovering" from the nice SecurityTool virus which was "removed" by malwarebytes I am experiencing this:When I open IE8 on winXP Pack 3 and start to type something in the search area on the google page (which is my home page) multipal new IE runs or windows are born. These new IE windows go to my homepage. I might be getting redirected as well sometimes when clicking on legimate links.The HIjAck this log file is below.. HELP HELP HELP!! (bet you guys get a lot of HELPS)...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:10:55 AM, on 12/4/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\bmwebcfg.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTXFIHLP.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager\MegaPopup\Popup.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXEC:\Program Files\Creative\Shared F... Read more

A:Redirector or Multipal IE windows being opened.

Uh thanks but no thanks problem was resolved with TDSSKillerThank you and have a nice daySince this issue appears to be resolved the topic is closed

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Hello, Im new to this forum and I need som help. My Dell laptop running Windows 7 is infected with a redirector virus. I have Norton Internet Security running and I have downloaded and run Malwarebytes and both have not been able to remove this google redirector virus. I have been browsing the internet and found this forum and I see that many people have had success by performing 7 or 8 steps. Im hoping that someone can help me with this. I would greatly appreciate it. The logs are posted in two posts below. Thank you.Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\17.1.0.19\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio 2010\5.0\CPMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio 2010\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\PX Storage Engine\VxBlockServer.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10d.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeC:\P... Read more

A:My Windows 7 infected w/ google redirector HELP

I read the suggestions in the preperation guide and Im posting the DDS.txt log and attatching the Attach.txt log. I tried to run that RootRepeal program on my pc but it will not run it gives me several different erros that look like memory errors. Here is the DDS.txt log.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Gary at 0:04:57.55 on Fri 01/01/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1136 [GMT -5:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Disaster Recovery\SaibSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\CinemaNow\CinemaNow Media Manager\CinemanowSvc.exe
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Hi, I'm new to the site although quite PC savvy, came here because this latest problem is driving me mad.

What's interesting is that I've noticed nearly every thread just started in the past day or so is all about redirected searches and windows update being blocked, so looks like something new is on the scene that the current removers aren't spotting.

Do we just wait until they have been updated?

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I run Windows-7 with Microsoft Security Essentials(MSE), both are current on Updates.

MSE indicated that I had not run a Scan in some time and the Icon turned Orange.

I ran Quick Scan and the Icon remained Orange after the Quick Scan completed.

I then ran a Full Scan and the Icon turned Green when the Scan Completed.

I was suspicious and ran a Full Malwarebytes Scan which found nothing.

I was about to call it a day but decided to run Windows Defender Offline overnight.

Defender found Trojan: JS/Redirector.JA. Severe

I selected the Remove Option and Defender started to do something.

After about seven or eight minutes Defender reported:

Remove - Error Encountered 0x800700de

The File Type being saved or retrived has been blocked.

Windows Defender could not apply the action you selected.

I am at a loss as how to proceed. MSE and the Windows Defender take +-Five Hours to complete on my System. I would like to Remove this Trojan but have no idea where to begin. Can the Forum make any suggestions?

A:HELP - Windows Defender cannot remove Trojan: JS/Redirector.JA

First, is there any chance you can do a system restore? If so, roll they system back 2 or preferably 3 points past the point of infection. (Some viruses embed themselves in the 1st restore point).

You can also try running Malwarebytes in Safe Mode.

Did you make the WDO disk on the infected computer? If so, WDO's integrity may have compromised. Try making the disk on a clean PC & then run it on your system. And make sure your net connect is shut off when you run it.

Second, if that doesn't work, you could try one of the following tools:

Norton Power Eraser






Quote:
Because Norton Power Eraser uses aggressive methods to detect threats, there is a risk that it can select some legitimate programs for removal. You should use this tool very carefully. If you accidently remove a legitimate program, you can run Norton Power Eraser to review past repair sessions and undo them.


SuperAntiSpyware.

If these fail, it might be a good idea to delete Java from your system & then run another scan to see if this can ferret out the infection.






Quote:
Trojan:JS/Redirector.JA’s evil purpose is to compromise your security programs and steal your confidential data then send it to the internet hackers. Remove Trojan:JS/Redirector.JA as soon as possible once detected to ensure the safety of your system. Once installed, Trojan:JS/Redirector.JA will be configured to start automatically when you start Windows.





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Firstly, I'm a computer repair professional and troll this site to see what is new in the way of trojans.
Recently My NIS2010 began warning me about several files that were "infected" and removed them.
Shortly there after, My links in google and yahoo searches would get redirected. This is what I tried.
XP-pro IE8 hijacked links, most any search engine.
Tested google chrome - No redirected links
Reset IE8, cleaned all temp files (ccleaner & ATF cleaner) & Disabled all addons.

Scanned with, NIS 2010, hijack this, SAS, MBM, NTT, rookit revealer, and about 10 other little utilities and such. They all found nothing.
I've had this before and had an idea of what it was, but wanted to find a program that could detect this. I considered combofix, but that's my last ditch program.

In Hijack-this, I removed all BHOs and really stripped the system bare.
I use Anvir to check the services and processes.
I Have a few programs that turn off all un-nesessary services
Then turned off optional serivces. No good.
I begin turning off non-critical services.
The first, my fist suspect - Windows update service.

I've had this before, and used this same process to find it. I had already determined to re-install windows, so I ran combo-fix and it confirmed and replace it, but there were enough other problems, plus a few audio drivers were infected to all I got after that was BSOD.

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A:Google link redirector/hijacker - Windows update service

Hello,Since you are not actually experiencing an infection, I am moving this topic to the AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods forum.As for your question, there is no best way to repair what you describe; there are far too many variables involved. Further, many different kinds of infections can cause the same symptoms. Therefore, each infection requires a unique removal process.Orange Blossom Edited to add: You may wish to read this post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1918015~ OB

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Tried logging in as a "non-admin" to a domain, and there are a lot of things that I can and can't do.

I can change IP settings, enable/disable NIC's, run an nslookup, but I can't run ipconfig /flushdns. Apparently I need to be elevated to run a flushdns.

I am not even given the option to enter a username/password.

I got this message trying to run a CMD window as the local administrator:

Attempting to start CMD as user "MEDIA-PC\administrator" ...
RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - CMD
1311: There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.

How can there not be a logon server, when I am ON the "server" (aka local machine)...
 

A:elevation

The local "administrator" is disabled by default. You can "Run as administrator" with a different account that has local administrator privileges.
 

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I'm trying to do a ipconfig/flushdns. It wouldn't work. So i ran cmd.exe as an administrator, and it worked just fine. However, i found the fact that I had to do this a bit annoying, since i'm already an administrative user. I looked at the file permissions for cmd.exe and i noticed that the user "trustedinstaller" had more rights than administrator did, who had the same rights as the average user. How do I go about changing my access rights to those simmilar to trustedinstaller, or just change my classification to trustedinstaller all together? I don't want to have to find cmd.exe and run it as an admin, every time I want to do anything that might be "unwanted."

Would it be easier if i disabled windows defender?

Also, I would like to change it so that when I right click .html files, they open in firefox, but I would like the "edit" option to be notepad. I know how to do this in xp, and I know how to change overall file association in vista, but how do I change just the edit option in vista?
 

A:CMD elevation

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yo shawn,

d'you know a cmd command for direct elevation instead of right-click>run as admin?

A:cmd elevation

Our tutorial on the subject. Seven and Vista would be the same

Elevated Command Prompt - Windows 7 Forums

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