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interesting infection and an interesting find on computer

Q: interesting infection and an interesting find on computer

I know that I have a virus on my computer. I do not know what it is but I have run Mbam and it says that nothing is infected. I did have an infection but I got rid of most of it and now I cannot find the loose hairs that are still messing with my computer. While I was going through my computer seeing what had been added I came across something interesting. I came across a file that had been downloaded to my hard drive along with the virus. I read through the file and it was kind of like a guide for what was on my computer. I found some of the files it say were harming my computer and I deleted them. I am still having issues with the start up of my computer outside of safe mode and I was wondering if anyone could help me. I will also post the file that I found[Advertising.com]Threat="Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site"Description="I won't call a saved IP in combination with a log of visited web pages anonymous!"[Avenue A, Inc.]Threat="Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site"Description="They say they no longer do tracking."[ClickFinders]Threat=Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking siteDescription=Their cookie itself is a tracking cookie.[CoreMetrics][Enliven]Threat=Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking siteDescription=A unique number and the IP would be enough for me to call it tracking; but to also save search terms is even worse.[HitBox][Bluemountain]Threat=Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking siteDescription=[Adbureau]Threat=Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site[AllInOneTelcom.HotA]Threat=DialerDescription=Above URLs are an example for a company that is using that dialer.[VLoading]Threat=Security threat[InterFun]Threat=DialerDescription=Upon clicking 'enter', a window is opened saying 'opening website', while in the background the connection is made.[TTW]Threat=DialerDescription=To activate by phone 25 ? per call and 2,50 ? per minute. ActiveX install.[RatedXXX]Threat=DialerDescription=Dialer for New Zealand (also international calls to NZ), also hijacker of IE start page.[Huysuzseks]Threat=DialerDescription=Dialer for Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, US[MoneyTree]Description=Page installs multiple dialers. Adds itself to the list of trusted publishers. Could be a Central24 dialer because its certificate contains reference to Central24.Threat=Dialer[IBS]Threat=DialerDescription=The targeted dialer product is advertised in spam mail. Mail tells reader that 'Claudia' would commit suicide if the user doesn't dial in.[UnderageHost]Threat=Browser hijackerDescription=Silently sets itself as IE start- and search pages (furthermore done by a file on every system start), and adds some favourites. Anyone visiting the site that installs it is sick![SuperSexPass]Threat=(Unverified) Browser hijackerDescription=Redirects MSN search for URLs that could not be resolved.[Amircivil]Threat=MalwareDescription=[DeskMate.Tahni]Threat=TrojanDescription=This trojan horse adds itself to systemstart and connects without user consent to the internet.It also downloads other trojan horses and malware like Zlob , SurfSideKick, Smitfraud-C.[CastGen]Threat=TrojanDescription=This trojan horse downloads other malware and trojans like ClimaxBucks.InternetOptimizer, Avenue Media and Media-Motor without user consent.[Win32.Downloader.Wzip32]Threat=TrojanDescription=This trojan horse poses as Winzip and adds itself as such in the systemstart. It also downloads other malware like ClientMn and Win32.Downloader[Autodialer]Threat=DialerDescription=The dialer builds up an expensive connection to a german provider without informing the user about the fees.[Axis]Threat=DialerDescription=The dialer builds up an expensive connection to a german provider without informing the user about the fees.[BD Internet Billing]Threat=DialerDescription=This dialer tries to establish a connection (foreign call) to a server in australia. The connection gets started in a hidden mode in the background of the system without user permission.[BTV Industries]Threat=DialerDescription=BTV Industries is a company which developes dialer that try to build up an expensive dial up connection without informing the user about possibe fees.[Cbit-Solutions]Threat=DialerDescription=Cbit-solutions is an illegal dialer that tries to establish expensive connections. The user cannot see how expansive these dial-up connection is and so he will not recognize in what danger he could be.[ConnectMePlus]Threat=DialerDescription=This Italian dialer tries to establish an expansive connection without informing the user about the special fees. So the user cannot see how expansive a connection is.[Consul-Info B.V]Threat=DialerDescription=The Consul-Info B.V dialer connects to expensive toll numbers without user awareness.[Dataline]Threat=DialerDescription=Dataline dialer establishes an expensive connection to the USA without informing the user about the special fees.[DerBiz]Threat=DialerDescription=This program installs a data communication connection with which the user connects to its own provider. This causes high tolls. At the same time the program redirects IE to the provider's web site and the user is unable to change the homepage[Netvision]Threat=DialerDescription=The dialer connects to expensive toll numbers without user awareness.[New Media]Threat=DialerDescription=New Media establishes an expensive connection to a 0190 number (EUR 1,98/min) without clearly informing the user.[One2Bill]Threat=DialerDescription=One2Bill establishes an expensive connection to a 0900 number (0900/90001530) without informing the user about the special fees.[Phonerdial]Threat=DialerDescription=The dialer connects to expensive toll numbers without users awareness.[RST Datentechnik GmbH]Threat=DialerDescription=Establishes an expensive connection to 0190 numer (EUR 1,86/min) without users awareness.[TripleSexoes]Threat=DialerDescription=The connects to expensive toll numbers without users awareness.[VacPro]Threat=TrojanDescription=This program is a trojan that tracks the user's surfing habits. There are several variants that create a registry entry under the specific name and copy files to the System32 folder.[WWPack32Dialer]Threat=DialerDescription=The dialer connects to expensive toll numbers without users awareness.[Xgenius]Threat=DialerDescription=The Xgenius dialer connects to expensive toll numbers without users awareness.[Allwebsearcher]Threat=HijackerDescription=AllWebSearcher redirects the IE start page to a dangerous website and always reconnects to this particular site.[Copiloto]Threat=HijackerDescription=The Toolbar installs without user consent into the Internet Explorer and there is no way to uninstall it.[IwantSearch]Threat=HijackerDescription=Iwantsearch changes the IE start page to a dangerous website and redirects the user this site all the time.[Media Access]Threat=HijackerDescription=This hijacker installs a toolbar in IE, creates popups with dubious contents and redirects the start page to a dubious search enginge.[Process Guard Killer 2]Threat=HijackerDescription=This program disables known security tools (e.g. ZoneAlarm) thus making the computer more vulnerable and enabling an attack. It can also be used to start and terminate services and to directly access the TaskManager.[SmileyWorld]Threat=HijackerDescription=This hijacker installs an IE toolbar and redirects everything to a very dangerous website[TargetSearch]Threat=HijackerDescription=Targetsearch sets the start page to a dangerous website and and redirects several popular sites to this page (e.g. www.msn.de, www.microsoft.com, www.heise.de)[TNS-Search]Threat=HijackerDescription=This hijacker creates a false security warning when opening IE asking the user to download the latest virus definitions. In consequence, it will install an IE toolbar, redirect the IE start page and creates a lot of icons on the desktop.[Windowssearch]Threat=HijackerDescription=Hijacks the startpage of the Internet Explorer[Wow Access]Threat=HijackerDescription=Wow Access changes the IE start page a dangerous website which cannot be undone.[Macrosoft]Threat=MalwareDescription=Macrosoft installs itself into the window directory and runs on each system startup using a lot of resources without user consent and without any usefull effect.[Phynix]Threat=MalwareDescription=Phynix installes itself on the computer and is running in the background using a lot of resources without user consent.[QDown]Threat=MalwareDescription=Installs itself on the computer and tries to spy on the users surf behaviour. When the computer is connected to the internet the program waits for new orders to harm the computer[R-Bot]Threat=TrojanDescription=This trojan copies itself to the System32 folder and removes its download file. Then it tries to connect to the internet and waits for new orders to harm the computer[NetzAny]Threat=Browser HijackerDescription=[System1060]Threat=Browser hijackerDescription=Set of files that do everything to appear as system files. Named taskmgr.exe and twunk_64.exe, both even have the original Microsoft description in their properties, but they don't have the original functionality. Instead, they begin phoning home on system start.[Xupiter]Threat=Browser hijacker/BHODescription=A hijacker that comes with it's own IE toolbar.[RapidBlaster]Threat=BHODescription=Runs in background and connects in short intervals to the internet.[SearchAndBrowse]Threat=BHO/HijackerDescription=Installs a new toolbar upon leaving page. %0D%0ASee more information here: http://and.doxdesk.com/parasite/SearchAndBrowse.html[WebEntrance]Threat=Hijacker[FakeWGA]Threat=TrojanDescription=Disables the Windows firewall, adds itself and a services.exe in Windows\etc\ as services. Both run in background and are registered as autostarting services. They connect to various IPs and wait for incoming TCP and UDP connections.[Zlob.DVBX11_Bat]Threat=TrojanDescription=Disguises as the Bat! email client and DVB services.%0D%0ADisables the Windowssecuritycenter and enables the Windows Explorer to pass the Windows Firewall.%0D%0ARuns in backbground and hooks up to winlogon to get started at any Windows boot. As long the file bmtdhh.dll in system32 directory is active, the other files of this trojan are hidden from the WindowAPI (i.e. invisible for most applications including Explorer).%0D%0A%0D%0AIf the file bmtdhh.dll remains active in winlogon, it can recreate some of the other files and settings, to disable the file it is required to reboot windows in minimal alternate shell and rename the file manually.%0D%0AThe filename is static and it is located in the system32 directory.%0D%0A%0D%0AThe Windowssecuritycenter may need to be reinstalled to function properly.[eUniverse.PowerSearch]Threat=TrojanDescription=This trojan horse installs in background, connects to the internet in background, does not show up any useful function to the user and downloads other software without user consent.[CoolWWWSearch.WinRes]Threat=HijackerDescription=Part of the CoolWWWSearch hijackers. It installs itself without any permission in background. It hooks itself to the Internet Explorer and redirects its searches and/or homepage to CoolWWWSearch websites, which habor other malware or fraudware.[CoolWWWSearch.IE-Extension]Threat=TrojanDescription=An Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object. Changes Zonemaps. The IE-Extension connects to certain Web sites and tries to download malware, every time Internet Explorer is started. Code contains traces of the spyware Vipsearcher, related to the multitudinous and reproductive CWS clan.[Sallity.Badcro]Threat=MalwareDescription=Sallity.Badcro is a bad MS-Word macro. It copies DLLs to the Windows system folder, and creates an .exe file in the root folder.[Win32.Small.v]Threat=TrojanDescription=It creates an Autorun entry ("msbb") in the registry in order to be launched on each Windows startup. It also downloads other objects without giving the user a possibility to stop this process.[NCast]Threat=AdwareDescription=It installs an Browser Helper Object which is executed every time you run the Internet Explorer. Then it connects to www.ncast.cn, www.ishowbao.com and urlad.cn and displays ads in the Internet Explorer. All that happens without user consent.%0D%0A[Fake.xpRecovery]Threat=MalwareDescription=It deletes the complete content of the hostfile. Additionally it installs a BHO which is loaded on every Internet Explorer start. Then it connects to many bad pages in the internet and tries to download files[AdMoke]Threat=AdwareDescription=It installs an BHO wich is executed every time you start the Internet Explorer. It connects to many webpages and tries to download files. It also tries to install a chinese language package. A service is installed to be loaded on every windows startup. All that happens without user consent.[Ad-Protect]Threat=MalwareDescription=Ad-Protect pretends to be an antispyware solution but actually does not detect any kind of malware. The program's website contains horrifying stories about computers, espionnage etc. urging the user to install Ad-Protect.[AdSponsor]Threat=AdwareDescription=AdSponsor gets installed on the computer without user consent and advertising popups come up when certain key words are typed.[HappyToFind.Toolbar]Threat=HijackerDescription=This hijacker makes use of security holes and trojans to get installed. When it is installed it displays a toolbar that redirects to malicious websites.[Kolweb.B]Threat=TrojanDescription=Kolweb.B copies itself into the system directory of the operating system and tries to connect to the internet. When it is connected it waits for new orders to harm the computer.[SearchBy]Threat=HijackerDescription=The browser start page gets reset to this page if you install Ultimate Popup Killer from their homepage for free. To get rid of it, you have to uninstall Ultimate Popup Killer.[FreeHQMovies]Description=Pages installs dialer and hijacks IE to itself.[Jethomepage]Threat=Hijacker[Desktop Detective 2000]Threat=KeyloggerDescription=Stealth, encrypted log file, remote capability.[Desktop Spy]Threat=KeyloggerDescription=Password protected, stealth mode.[MDSA Sentinel]Threat=KeyloggerDescription=Stealth, password protected.[Probot]Threat=KeyloggerDescription=Stealth, password protected, remote functionality, sends log by email..[SpyCapture]Threat=KeyloggerDescription=Can't be found on website any more.[SpyPC]Threat=KeyloggerDescription=Warning! Website links to other site.[WinRecon]Threat=KeyloggerDescription=Stealth, password protected, encrypted logs, sends log as email, network capability.[Informer]Threat=KeyloggerDescription=Stealth, sends log as mail. Uses the AFP File Monitor & Protector to protect itself against removal. Please boot into safe mode before removing.[DSO Exploit]Threat=Security holeDescription=There's a security hole in IE allowing websites to execute code without asking you first. You can find more information at http://security.greymagic.com/adv/gm001-ie/[BDE Projector]Threat=Stealth networkDescription=According to News.com (http://news.com.com/2100-1023-873181.html), the BDE Software contains technologie that would allow Brilliant Digital to turn every computer with BDE installed into a node of a Brilliant controlled network. Thus Brilliant could use your computer for distributed computing without your knowledge.[ClickTheButton]Threat=SpywareDescription=ClickTheButton monitors your visits to shopping sites.[ClickTillUWin]Threat=Adware/Spyware/TrojanDescription=Hides itself using the name Explorer.exe. F-Secure lists it as a trojan (http://www.europe.f-secure.com/v-descs/dlder.shtml).[Cydoor]Threat=AdwareDescription=Cydoor has been using unique user IDs in the past, but is stating to do that no longer.%0D%0AFOR YOUR INFORMATION: It may be illegal and surely is illegitimate to use Cydoor-infected software after you have replaced Cydoor with the dummy. The dummy is only provided so that you may save all your data from the infected software after it has been cleaned; it is strongly suggested that you look for a spyware-free alternative.[Expedioware]Threat=AdwareDescription=Only possible threat is the continued use of a personal ID (registration number).[Flyswat]Threat=Adware/SpywareDescription=Flyswat creates a User ID to every user.[IE Plugin]Threat=Spyware/BHODescription=See Terms Of Use. IMI may change the software at any time and upload it to your computer without your knowledge. It also breaches your security by sending the whole URL to their server whenever it contains one of their keywords.[Message Mates]Threat=Adware/Possibly SpywareDescription=This product saves an identifier and keeps track of you like stated in the Privavy statement quoted above. A named feature on AdTools' website is: 'Comprehensive tracking'.[WMF Exploit.NewYear2006]Threat=TrojanDescription=connects to the internet and tries to download luckly.exe%0D%0Aalso opens the IE in background and connects it to the internet.%0D%0Aalso installs Fake.Wget Trojan%0D%0Acopies nerodll.exe into systemdirectory and enters the system through exploits like WMF[Win32.Small.Act]Threat=TrojanDescription=This trojan copies its dll files to the system folder and runs without user consent[Yazzle]Threat=PUPSDescription=This package is frequently installed in background by trojan horses. In most cases it does not run automatically and just lies dormant on the computer.[Win32.Autoit.E]Threat=TrojanDescription=Win32.Autoit.E copies a malicious executable file into the system directory, starts itself in autorun as "Task Manager" and "SVCHOST" without giving the user a possibility to cancel that process.[Pigeon]Threat=TrojanDescription=Pigeon copies a malicious library file into the system directory without giving the user a possibility to cancel that process.[AntiLamerBackDoor]Threat=TrojanDescription=AntiLamerBackDoor enables remote access to the infected computer. It can be remotely controlled to delete data, steal data, send emails and messages, edit the registry, show PC and ICQ passwords and change other OS settings.[SearchPixieBar]Threat=HijackerDescription=SearchPixieBar installs a toolbar into the Internet Explorer without user consent. The SearchPixieBar seems to provide the possibillity to search the web like the Google Toolbar does. But in reality the search option does not work and only advertisement will be displayed.[FM.Toolbar]Threat=HijackerDescription=FM.Toolbar installs a toolbar into the Internet Explorer without user consent. The FM.Toolbar seems to provide the possibillity to search the web like the Google Toolbar does. But in reality the search option does not work and only advertisement will be displayed.[Fraud.PCHealth]Threat=MalwareDescription=Fraud.PCHealth claims to be an antispyware solution. When it is installed on the computer it shows a lot of harmless cookies, browser helper objects and autorun entries as high risk spyware problems installed by itself. When the user wants to fix these false positives he has to purchase a license.[Win32.BHO.kv]Threat=TrojanDescription=Win32.BHO.kv runs in background, installs itself as a browser helper object (BHO) to get started with the Internet Explorer. It also installs a service which starts this trojan horse at system start. It runs in background and connects to its malicious websites.[AdwarePro]Threat=MalwareDescription=When it is installed AdwarePro detects a lot of entries which are false positives. When the user wants to fix these problems he has to buy a license.[VisualBreeze]Threat=TrojanDescription=The trojan downloads several files and installs them into the system directory. It runs in background and tries to get the user's passwords. It also disables the Windows Secuity Center.[RightMedia]Threat=TrojanDescription=The web site contains adult content images, movies and messages. Automatically connects to a webserver hosting pornographical content.[Redtube]Threat=MalwareDescription=The web site contains pornographical images, movies and live cams.[Win32.Delf.rtk]Threat=TrojanDescription=This trojan horse installs itself in background. It uses rootkit functions and multiple services to start itself and stay persistent on the users computer.[IRCBot.svchost]Threat=TrojanDescription=This trojan horse installs itself in background and pretends to be a system file. It runs in background and connects to malicious IRC channels to receive commands to harm the users computer or use the users computer for a botnet.[Agent.Clicker]Threat=TrojanDescription=This trojan horse installs itself in background, it also registers itself to the system start. It runs in background without user notice and connects to its malicious websites.[Win32.Joleee.K]Threat=TrojanDescription=Win32.Joleee.K copies a malicious executable file ("services.exe") into the system directory, starts itself in autorun as "services" without giving the user a possibility to cancel that process. Also disables Windows firewall[Win32.Delf.jl]Threat=TrojanDescription=Win32.Delf.jl substitutes an original file (c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\msvcrt.dll) to a malicious faked one. Also copies a malicious relive.dll into the CommonProgrammfiles directory without giving the user a possibility to cancel that process.[Win32.Delf.gkw]Threat=TrojanDescription=Win32.Delf.gkw copies an executable file into the system and Windows directories, starts itself in autorun as "Printer", "DriveSystem" and "Spoolsrv" without giving the user a possibility to cancel that process. Also loads and installs BraveSentry, Win32.Agent.gvu, Win32.Qhost.abh, Smitfraud-C., CoolWWWSearch, Virtumonde, Win32.Agent.bfj, Win32.Agent.gvu, Win32.Agent.pz.[PCCleaner]Threat=MalwareDescription=PCCleaner claims to be an antispyware solution and if it is installed on the computer it flags some entries as malware, which are totally harmless. When the user tries to fix these problems he has to buy a license and so the program tries to frighten users by showing false positives.[Vegas.Red.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[USA.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[Swiss.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[Slots.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[Sky.Kings.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[Sierra.Star.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[SIA.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[Royal.Dice.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[Prestige.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[Playgate.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[New.York.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[Mega.Sport.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[Mansion.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money.[Magic.Box.Casino.PT]Threat=PUPSDescription=This online casino uses the PlayTech software which only allows gaming after registration of personal information like surname, name, email address, phone number, birthday, country and currency. Like all PlayTech installers, the installation does not finish with "installation finished" , the software still downloads and installs parts of the online casino in background for several minutes. Boni offers usually mislead users to play for money. hopefully this will help and hopefully someone can help me!!

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Preferred Solution: interesting infection and an interesting find on computer

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A: interesting infection and an interesting find on computer

I would also like to add that my browser has been getting jacked too. When I search on Yahoo I get redirected to other websites.

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I found something interesting when I ran winver on my Win7 install. I had thought the expiration date was August...

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/337/001arn2.jpg



sorry for the poor quality, my prtscrn key wouldnt work

A:Interesting Win 7 find....

I have absolutely no idea where to find that About screen. I see it popping up on many sites, but I don't know how to reach it myself.

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To BC staff interested in this kind of stuff:
 
  I was cleaning a computer that got infected in one shot by a multitude of Trojans. The owner claims he was trying to search for a PDF manual of a sort (he Googled it). So when he tried to open one of those "PDF" links the bad apps started installing themselves all over his Windows 7 Pro laptop that has IE, Chrome and Firefox installed. Thankfully he had MS Security Essentials installed and up to date, so a few got quarantined right away.
 
  To clean it more thoroughly I unleashed a barrage of different tools known to mankind to get rid of the nasty stuff. This included Malwarebytes and popular Bleeping Computer downloads. All was well afterwards except that, unbeknown to me, the links he used to launch those browsers were also modified by this Trojan by incorporating a direct link appended to the original browser executable path from which a renewed attempt is made to re-infect the computer each time you'd click on it. At first I thought it was some kind of a sophisticated redirector or maybe a poisoned DNS cache. Nope, it was just a simple line that did the trick.
 
  That's not all. While manually searching for files that I may have missed I came across the file containing the following original Trojan installation log, located in the system32 folder, named "tmplog.log". I don't know why the guys who created this stuff didn't clean it up, but here it is (attached) in all its glory, a testament ... Read more

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I'm thinking about a MS Surface tablet next year. Swiping inwards from the edges to get to things I need is cool with me. In fact it's why I still use the old FireFox Mobile on my android phone (v10, XUL I believe it's called) - the current version using native android user interface assets is horrendous. I much perfered swiping in from the left to see open tabs/open a new tab; and from the right to see 'bookmark this page/remove bookmark', back, forward, settings (doing either of these would also bring in from the top the address bar and reload/stop button).

Today I realised, if I get a Surface Pro Tablet... That' supposed to be a desktop OS version of Win8, so I won't even be able to use the old mobile version of FF will I? If that's true then one of the best reasons I was looking forward to a Surface Pro has just been killed-off.

A:hmm.. interesting position I find myself in.

Eh.. ignore me. It seems there 'is' a Win32 version which I can load in Windows 7 right now. The UI is looking a little different, but it is close enough to the android version to work for what I would use it for on a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet. Wish it wasn't branded with an ugly 'Fennec' logo and name though, the android version of this 10.0 build is all FF Mobile branded. My plans to buy a Surface Pro are back on.

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I have a Dell 2650 Latitude notebook, which has had numerous problems over the course of m ownership. As a DIYer, I've opened this beast probably 4-5 times. My latest endeavor was to fix the power cord, which mysteriously stopped making a solid connection. There are three prongs to the power jack, much like a typical PSU 3-prong outlet, just smaller and in a special plug (figures!). So, I decided to open it up again and found that one of the prongs leads literally to nothing. It is soldered to the mobo but does not channel anywhere (it is just a solder spot on the mobo, not grounded). So, I cut the wire leading up to the molded plastic plug (very annoying btw) and there are just 2 wires!! there is no ground, though it appears there SHOULD be!! So, does anyone actually know what that 3rd prong is used for? I soldered the wires directly to my mobo and it works fine (actually tping on it now) ungrounded. Any thoughts??

btw it looks crazy now, its called the "frankentop"
--TC
 

A:Interesting Find - Dell 2650 PSU

That 3rd pin is for physical stability or strength. 19 volts DC needs 2-wires only. One of the wires provides ground
 

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Hi folks,
I'm an enthusiast, as you probably know by now, and I have a question. I was reading through the manual for sound forge the other night, and I discovered lots of references to the Nyquist frequency. Does anyone here know what that is, and does it have anything to do with audacity's menu choice Nyquist prompt? any explanation or input would be great.

Thanks,
Chromebuster

A:interesting find in the sound Forge manual

Hi, the Nyquist frequency is half the sample rate of a digitally encoded signal. That's the highest audio frequency that the sampling can describe unambiguously - the common example is the CD 44.1 KHz rate, for which the Nyquist frequency is 22.05 KHz.The Nyquist prompt in Audacity accesses a programming language to control effects processing.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyquist_frequencyhttp://wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?tit..._Nyquist_Prompt

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So I recently tried getting to msconfig aaaaand....it cant be found.I dont think theres anything wrong with the comptuer malware/spyware/adware wise being that I just fixed it but hell, anything's possible with 4 different people using this thing.Below I've included a Hijack THis log, if anyone could provide some insight that'd really be great, thanks!.----------HiJack This Log---------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 21:39:41, on 1/31/2009Platform: 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\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FWService.exeC:\WINDOW... Read more

A:This is pretty interesting!, Msconfig is missing, can anyone help me find it?

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.It's not really missing. A registry key pointing to is was deleted.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Download and Run DDSIf you already have a copy of DDS, there is no need to download a new one.Download DDS by sUBs from any of the links below:DDS.com, DDS.scr, DDS.pifDouble click its icon to run it. If you are using Windows Vista, right click it and select "Run as Administrator".When the scan is finished, two logs will open.Post DDS.txt directly into your reply. Attach Attach.txt.F-Secure Online ScanPlease run F-Secure Online Scanner.This scan is for Internet Explorer only.It is suggested that you disable security programs and close any other windows during the scan. While your security is disabled, please refrain from surfing on other sites. Refer to this page if you are unsure how.Go to F-Secure Online ScannerFollow the instructions here for installation.Accept th... Read more

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Hello!
Like so many others before me, I have an issue and want help... And I’d be very grateful to anyone who can help...

So... yesterday, I believe, I was browsing around the internet... and I got the typical "This page cannot be displayed" error when I attempted to go to one of my heavily frequented websites. I refreshed a few times, as I thought the error popped up a bit quickly (and everyone knows that IE will, on occasion, toss that error at you for no good reason -_-)... but to no avail...

I shrugged, and went off to another of my regular websites. Same error. Now this struck me as odd. I refreshed a few times... both of these websites are LARGE websites... and generally are not down... one of them can be slow and sluggish on occasion, but very rarely down... Perhaps there was something wrong with my net connection? A few other clicks around the internet revealed that some websites would still load normally as though there was nothing wrong... So maybe just those websites, then?

I sent links to a few friends of mine over Yahoo!... all three of them said that the two webpages that would not load at all loaded fine for them... ...Even odder.

After a bit more experimentation, I discovered:

Some websites Will Not Show Up. At all. I get 'This page cannot be displayed" errors until the cows come home.

Some websites will display fine.

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A:Interesting issues with IE... interesting to me, anyway...

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This new computer - or device - may well be a good candidate for Windows8.
FXI Cotton Candy Dual-core USB Stick PC - YouTube

And here are a lot more Google references: The Cotton Candy: Dual-core computer on a USB stick - Google Search

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A few days ago, a friend came from Miami to visit me at my house. (I swear i'll get to the point in a minute)

We had our computers connected on a LAN so we could play games together. Both computers were working fine, all was well.

He had asked me to come to his place for awhile to stay, I said sure, Let me bring my computer.

So we packed everything up into the car, and drove off. (incoming!)

Once we got back to his place, I had set up my computer with an old monitor (didn't bring my own), and turned it on. It had gotten to the Windows XP loading screen, attempted to load windows, then apparentally turned off completely.

I think, "well, it must be the monitor, it's old". So I attempt to hook it up to his monitor to see if the same thing happens. Sure enough, the same thing happens. I begin to worry. I attempt to boot in safe mode. It boots seemingly fine. I think "maybe the drivers got corrupted, they were beta anyways." So I uninstall the drivers, and install the latest ones from Nvidia.com.

Same thing happens. So I think, Hmm perhaps my card is fried? I move my card to his machine, and it works flawlessly. I put his older Geforce 5900 into my machine, and, to my surprise, it loads up windows. I think "well, at least it's working!". Until I attempt to play a game. I start playing, and about 20 minutes into my playsession, my computer shuts down completely. No error, no nothing. I get confused.

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A:Interesting problem with my computer..

was the computer 'bounced' around? you could have damaged your hard drive.
 

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A while back, I bought a computer and just noticed that a sticker on the top said that it had a touch screen display, but it doesn't do anything when I touch it... Am I just stupid?

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Hey ! Something really weird happens to my computer when im not using it , im assuming after the screensaver when the monitor shuts off heres an example, i go to school in the morning so i turn it on at about 7 and come back at 3 and when i move the mouse to (turn off screensaver) nothing happens the light on the monitor is green meaning that it gets signal but the screen is black the computer isnt using any resources since the hard drive lamp isnt flashing the power is on, also the lights on the keyaboard are on but if i press caps lock or num lock two turn on//off em it does not work. so im assuming that the computer freezes for some reasron after certain amount of time, ps no one has access to it while im away. the stas are p4 2.5 , 1 gig ram 80 + 40 gb hdd's, NEC AccuSync 95f monitor sis 650 32 mb video card. thanks
 

A:Interesting Phenomenon with computer while im away.

What are your power option settings? Does it go to hibenate, sleep or standby?

Is your BIOS ACPI or ACPI 2.0 compliant? what power management settings do you have in your BIOS?

More info would be nice but looks like it goes to sleep and can't get up.

Should we assume you are running XP with SP2?
After you move the mouse do you give it time to wake up or start doing a finger dance on the keyboard right after?
Is the light any color other than green or flashing and then goes to solid green and stays lit?

It might be just one component that can't wake up or number of other things.
Could be your hard drive that fails to wake up!
 

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Hey guys. I just built my...4th computer...I keep upgrading my stuff. And I've been having a few interesting issues pop up.
Here is my build

Vista 64 bit...cause I can.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

as you can see, plenty of airflow

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

I really like this sucker

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055

...and to keep it cool

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128391

mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231183

ram from my old build...not the best for this build...but didn't want to buy new ram after spending that much money on ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102813

same goes for the video card.

My old mobo seemed to start dying on me, so I used it as a excuse to get a better one. It's ps2 ports died, and when I put a usb expansion card into it's pci x1 slot (with something plugged into it) windows would boot up so slow and it wouldn't shut down. I plugged the card into another computer and it didn't have that problem. But this is about my new build so blah.

1st issue:

I already read that this particular combo of motherboard and prossesor had a little problem...but with a fix...it better, since the 2 were the best of it's kind for the time being. (as far as phenom II x mobo gigabyte combo) The problem was the motherboard didn&#... Read more

A:Interesting computer issues

what video card are you useing? and are you useing 1 or 2 monitors? i ask this as my 8800gtx 786mb had the same issues with the video problems but recovered... i never found out what this issue was but a diffrent card fixed this also if you are running 2 screens on vista ultimate and have the dreamscenes running on both this will mess things up as i belive it can only run on 1 monitor.. setting it up on 2 monitors will cause issues
 

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My system used to run games like UT3 and Oblivion real slick and fast. But for the past few months now it runs them real slow. I have no viruses and I have defraged a million times. I just can't seem to find out what the problem is. I have freed up a tona space on my rig, too.

i have used tons of tricks to speed the computer back up, like using msconfig and disabling certain services.

This is what worrys me though, I never used 2 get these:

So like wtf is going down. U guys need anything to help me figure out the problem?
 

A:Slow Computer + Interesting findings.

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I'm typing from my tablet, I accidentally posted earlier when auto rotate spazzed out on me lol. It won't let me edit the post. Word count? I guess I could add to the story that my tablet was connected to my pc via usb and that after disconnecting the wireless pc signal I used the tablet to create an account here, I checked for the email and my auto sync was shut off. Not normal either.
Also this is probably in the wrong section. Cam a moderator please move it

A:Some interesting things are happening with my computer. Please help

Hi, my computer started acting funny last night. Every five seconds or so it would freeze for about two seconds. I checked the cord and if it's seated properly. Rebooted and it seemed to help. Went to bed and sat back down today and is doing it again. I checked the performance tab and all eight cpu cores are bouncing up and down. Not Normal. There were three conhost.exe processes running and they all pointed back to windows/system32. I ended all three process trees. Then while I was waiting for one to open back up, (it is a legit process right?), I noticed something called dbus-daemon running.i ended that tree as well. I ran Mal ware bytes and something pooped up called screen 317 that I ran which saved a report to notepad. Mwb,tablet typing is hard, quarantined something called candy in my power iso.Dc'd the Internet connection, removed recently purchased blue tooth chip, tablet and phone from usb.about 2 minutes later my video driver failed. The Web page I was looking at, like this forum and the 317 page, are no longer visible. I think I remembered everything and put it in the right order as it happened.

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My wife and I needed a new computer because our Toshiba Satellite laptop was just too old to be of service anymore. We had a choice between a Mac laptop or a computer with Windows 8. After browsing around we settled on the Sony Vaio SVJ20215CXB. Two reasons: 1) we both do a lot of work with MS Word and PowerPoint and 2) we both have iphones and a ipad and wanted something different because Apple seems to have gotten stale.

After a week of playing with Windows 8 we have some questions that hopefully some fellow W8'ers can assist us or at least give us some tips.

First, what we like about windows 8:
1. Programs run very fast
2. Its a very fast startup
3. Live tiles (on the apps that have them) are a plus
4. The Metro screen is like your cluttered desktop from XP but only simplified and exciting
5. The integration between SkyDrive and W8 is great. Very easy to work on a document at work, upload to SkyDrive and work on it at Home and then re-upload it from home so its at your work the next morning. I find Dropbox too buggy and haven't had any annoying issues with Skydrive.

However, here are some problems we have:
1. How do we make the apps split the screen so that we can multitask? (like work on a word doc and check email at the same time?)

2. The integration between the old desktop and the metro is bad. (for example in W8 there are a few pc settings but have to go back to the old desktop to find the rest of the settings. Likewise with documents, if you want a folder to stor... Read more

A:Just bought a computer with Windows 8...its...interesting?

Hi Brking and welcome to Eightforums.

You've certainly made an effort to describe your question very well. I appreciate that! Let me see if I can help you out with your questions.






First, what we like about windows 8:
1. Programs run very fast
2. Its a very fast startup
3. Live tiles (on the apps that have them) are a plus
4. The Metro screen is like your cluttered desktop from XP but only simplified and exciting
5. The integration between SkyDrive and W8 is great. Very easy to work on a document at work, upload to SkyDrive and work on it at Home and then re-upload it from home so its at your work the next morning. I find Dropbox too buggy and haven't had any annoying issues with Skydrive.



I second that!!! It is indeed a great OS!





1. How do we make the apps split the screen so that we can multitask? (like work on a word doc and check email at the same time?)



Right now this is not yet possible. You can move one app to the right or left corner so that you have two open apps with a 20% vs 80% split. But.... this summer the Windows 8.1 (aka Blue) update is coming. And this update will give you the possibility to put 2 or even 4 apps in a splitscreen setup.
So just be patient for a few more months.





2. The integration between the old desktop and the metro is bad. (for example in W8 there are a few pc settings but have to go back to the old desktop to find the rest of the settings. ... Read more

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Need Help have an Pentium 2 with win 98 se the only problem is that it used to belong to a company that went out of business and was on a network that blocked out internet access via the lan. it was no problem until i got broadband and installed a new network card. and reactivated the security somehow it allows me to ping but not connect to the Internet via a browser not even on dial up. I have searched everywhere even the register for any clues. but i have to admit now i am lost for direction. I am hoping that i will not have to reinstall and lose over 2 years of useless programs that I am sure i will never use until the are gone. and ideas

Thanks in advance for any help
Colin
 

A:interesting problem with old networked computer

When you're logging on to the system, is is trying to log onto a domain? Or do you know if it used to be part of a domain? Because these (lack of internet and internet connection wizard) are Group Policy security settings.

Try removing it from the domain (if it is on one), don't forget it doesn't need to be physically connected because credentials are cached. Removing from a domain is tricky without the domain controller, however someone might know how to do it.

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I have a rather interesting issue when i try to upload images on various sites (does not matter which site).
Whenever i press the submit button the computer comrpletly freeze, if i have music on it repeats the halv second of sound that was playing at that moment and the computer does not respond to any commands.
The only solution is to reboot holding down the power button.
The first thing i suspected was a bad disk so i have since tried to move the pictures around to different disks, partitions and places on disks but the problem remains.
The wierd thing is that it is not every time, some of the times the images manage to submit (its different images every time as well) and some of the times they don't.
I checked the error logs but most of the time i don't get any notes, just unexpected shutdown once i reboot.
Sometimes i do get notes added to the error log, i think it only happens when i use Truecrypt mounted volumes tho;
Code:
The default transaction resource manager on volume I: encountered a non-retryable error and could not start. The data contains the error code.
I have also run a checkdisk scan of the primary drive (its a laptop so only got one) but found no faults.
Defragmentation runs scheduled as default in vista, have spybot and avira running at all times and both does weekly system scans.

Not sure when the problem started since i usually don't upload images all that often but haven't noticed it any time before about 2 weeks ago.

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A:Interesting computer freeze issue

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Hi everyone! So the issue I've run into is this:

Computer only boots roughly 1/3 of the time. Hard freezes (Cannot move mouse, screen completely frozen - cannot ctrl, alt + delete. Forced to do a hard reset by pressing the power button) upon exiting programs, alt-tabbing, shutting off computer. This happens more often when on Battlefield 3 / SWTOR, but has happened occasionally outside of those. All of the parts in the computer are about a week and a half old, this problem started about a week ago.

I've tried completely re-installing all new drivers, un-crossfiring / using each graphics card individually, lowering performance on each graphics card. This leads me to believe it might be the SSD or the motherboard. The power supply seems to be working fine.

Computer specs are:
EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-K2 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (x2)

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

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A:Interesting Computer Hard-Locking Issue. Maybe Due to SSD?

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Adding in content from another post. ~ OBAt random times I will get odd sounds and music out of my speakers, like the theme from Jeopardy and things just seem a little off.End of added content. ~ OBDoes anyone see anything out of the norm here?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:31:28 PM, on 8/14/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exeC:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\x86\eDSLoader.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exeC:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Users\jeff&#... Read more

A:Anything interesting

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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how is everybody tonight, well i won't go into allllllll my troubles lets just start with a log adn go from there....Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:51:00 PM, on 2/06/2004
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\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ISS\BlackICE\blackd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Free Surfer\fs20.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Tweak-XP Pro 3\transtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\ISS\BlackICE\blackice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_SICN03.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Lance\Desktop\zi apps\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www/search
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A:hjt log and other interesting ????

I don't see any obvious reasons for the problems there, but a few damaged or non standard items in the Scanlog can be checked and "fixed":

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www/search

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0000CC75-ACF3-4cac-A0A9-DD3868E06852} - (no file)
 

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This has been the only real virus i have had.
*shudders*

My girlfriend the other day thought she would be clever and download a driver for my g15 keyboard which i had been too lazy to do lately.

So she went ahead and found a promising looking site with plenty of ads and free Free FREE!!! things to download.

So she gets what she thinks is the driver, it doesnt work, she gives up.

In a few days i come home to my computer with AVG showing a massive list of threats found and more being added every few seconds.

Avg labeled it as win32/virut.

clicked on start and every single icon was that generic windows "i-dont-know-how-to-run-that-program" icon.

i cringed, physically cut my network cable in half (i know a bit dramatic, but i had plenty of spare and to unplug i would have to move things), and went straight to google for info.

Discovered that format is the only way, so i went ahead and booted from bart PE and made an image my 1Tb of Progams and other data.

My question is, is there anyway to retrieve my data. It will be a fair few months of downloading to get it all back.

A:This was interesting

Reformatting a hard disk deletes all data. If you decide to reformat, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files and photos. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or .html files because they may be infected by malwareware appending itself to the executable. Some types of malware may even disguise itself by adding and hiding its extension to the existing extension of files so be sure you look closely at the full file name. After reformatting, as a precaution, make sure you scan these files with your anti-virus prior to copying them back to your hard drive.~ quietman7 from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1147299

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I am home for the summer and having to put up with dial-up. This might have been tolerable if it wasn't dial-up and infected with dozens of pop-ups. I've run ad-aware and spybot to no avail and just today downloaded and ran HijackThis. However, a few interesting error messages came up that I thought I should at least bring to your attention before I copied the log to this post. The first message stated: For some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, HijackThis may NOT be able to fix this. If that happens, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click Start, Run and type: notepad "C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" and press Enter. Find the line(s) HijackThis reports and delete them. Save the file as "hosts" (with quotes), and reboot.Not understanding any of this I wrote it down and clicked OK only to happen upon another error message. So being really confused now I wrote this one down too: An unexpected error has occured at procedure: modMain_CheckOther1Item() Error #75-Path/File access error. Please email me at [email protected], reporing the following: *What you were trying to fix when the error occured, if applicable *How you can reproduce the error *A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible. Windows version: Windows NT 5.01.2600 MSIE version: 6.0.2800.1106... Read more

A:Well . . . this is Interesting

You are currently using hijackthis from a temp directory. This can cause problems. Please create a directory on your c: drive called c:\hijackthis and download and unzip hijackthis into that directory. Run the program from that directory from now on.For a tutorial on how to use HijackThis please see the following link:Using HijackThis to Remove Spyware, Browser Hijackers, and DialersPrint out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.Then I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:O2 - BHO: WinStat - {EE02B99B-1D55-48bc-B8DB-649A42CE45F6} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\WinStat12.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kpnk] C:\WINDOWS\System32\kpnk.exeO15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.neededware.comO16 - DPF: NDWCab - http://www.neededware.com/ndw3.cabReboot your computer into Safe ModeThen delete these files or directories (Do not be concerned if they do not exist)C:\WINDOWS\System32\WinStat12.dllC:\WINDOWS\System32\kpnk.exeReboot your computer to go back to normal mode and post a new log.

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I've been working with Windows 8 in one version or another for months now and there is simply nothing about it that would make me recommend it over Windows 7 or XP for that matter.



Windows 8 belongs on older PCs like a fish needs a bicycle | ZDNet

A:This one is interesting

His recomendation of Ubuntu as an improvement over Windows makes all of his points highly suspect. :/

Not only would it contain all the problems of changing from win7 to win 8 (Completely new interface, nothing where it was in the last version etc, especially since he recommends the version with Unity enabled, an even WORSE implementation of Metro than Metro itself). But in the end, even when you do get it sorted... "What do you mean I can't install my hallmark card studio software?!?". Yeah...

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Trying to get this computer clean, and it is a mess. i have lost the background by trying something that maybe I shouldn't have. But it was loaded with stuff. Here is the HJT log, the AVG log. If someone could help, I would be very grateful.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:32:06 PM, on 12/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mclogsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcupdmgr.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mctskshd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcusrmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\4979\SAService.exe
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A:This should be interesting

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I'm running IE 6 with SP1, when I click a link and it trys to open in new window, the new window doesn't load, it freezes. I tried to repair ie6, and ran sfc and no change. any ideas??
Thanks,
Jorden
 

A:ie 6 ( interesting... ) Help!

Hi Jorden

Please post your startup list by doing the following :-

Please go here and download startuplist 1.4 :-

http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/startuplist14.zip

Download to any folder or your desktop
Unzip the zipfile
Double click the exe file
go to Edit - select all - copy - and paste the results in a new post here

steam
 

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The following site lists a ton of Firefox myths that make me wonder if maybe it's not as secure as we think/thought...

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/FirefoxMyths.html

I use Opera as my default and yes it's quicker then firefox, but is this page correct?
 

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I FOUND THIS COOL ARTICLE WHILE SEARCHING TOMSHARDWARE.COM HERES THE LINK AND I WONT SAY ANYTHING MORE

http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/32323/118/
 

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any webpage i go to ... there will be a word.. or words.. that appear in green ... if i put the cursor over the word it says.. best .. whatever.. for instance. if the word eliter is in green on the page.. cursor over it .. little popup says... best eliter ???? i no it is some kind of pop thing but i can't seem to get rid of it. any suggestions?? thank you in advance
 

A:This is interesting............

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So I just bought Windows 8 Pro. Everything seemed to work, then Windows Explorer wouldn't stay open, basically it went into a boot loop, but Windows stayed loaded. After recreating my user a number of times, I found the issue. Every time I log into the Windows Store, Explorer breaks. I have not found a solution to this (except of course not using the store), any ideas? I've tried searching online for a solution, but I haven't found anything. Most of the searches resulted in non-final-version of Windows 8 issues, but not directly addressing my issue.

A:Something interesting... A bug perhaps?

I won't mark it as solved quite yet. But I did find one culprit. Bluetooth, and it's onboard. So I uninstalled it (the drivers), things started looking better. I tried reinstalling it, and it went into a system/computer seemingly infinite boot loop. Luckily, I had UAC on and it saved me. So no Bluetooth. That's ok, it's terrible anyway. Windows installed some generic drivers, but I disabled it. For now Explorer seems stable, but I will let you know in a day or two when I have felt things out. Odd how it only showed up when I try to log into Windows Store.

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While opening my Internet Explorer 6.0 Each time I move about from page to page , Zone Alarm pops up and ask a request to send a Rundll 32.exe file. To me this doesnèt seem right, can someone explain what is happening. Is this a trojan.
 

A:This is interesting!

It would be a trojan if the spelling is not exactly: rundll32.exe (verifying that those are Ls and not anything that looks like them.

ZoneAlarm will tell you what IP the process is trying to connect to and sometimes that can be helpful in determining what is happening.

Naturally you should run an updated antivirus scan, but we can also have a good look at what is running if you post the results of the StartupList program available here:

http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/index.html

My bet is we will see the process trying to connect to your ISPs Domain Name Servers. I think that is what we've seen before, but I don't recall any answers as to why.
 

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Well about a week ago my internet on my laptop started to slow dramaticly. I have tried everything to rectify this, and I have assured this is only happening on my latop. I think this is due to some type of security issue. I also have many processes running (72), many of which have names I have not heard of, and seem to have just appeared. Some of these things are named THotKey.exe, iFrmeWrk.exe, end emproxy.exe among many others. I ran Hijackthis and here is my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:19:45 AM, on 10/20/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Tvs\TvsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Toshiba Applet\thotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TPSMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
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Hi,
I've encountered a very interesting computer where, no matter what changes are made to any profile (including administrator), upon reboot the computer settings and configuration return to a predetermined default state negating any changes made to the system.
Does anybody have any ideas about what could be doing this?
(boot agent perhaps)
Thanx

A:Very Interesting

Scan your computer with Ad-ware, Spyware and Antivirus programs.

Also, it's a long shot, but disable System Restore and try it again.

The programs linked to above are only recommendations. If you have a better virus scanner installed on your machine, use that.

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One fine day, my computer told me I was missing my VMM32.VXD file and that I would have to re-install Windows, and would not go beyond the dos prompt. I was not able to re-install, and faced a format. Sigh. Eventually it was revealed that my Windows System folder had been renamed to an exe, yet no virus was present.

Any ideas? Has anyone heard of this? No, I did not rename the folder, even in my sleep.
 

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http://www.advancedsearchbar.com/
 

A:This is interesting.

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Just read this here:
http://apnews.myway.com//article/20.../D8CU0T1G4.html
Can't wait for this little jewel to hit the market!!! (IF it does)
 

A:A Very Interesting Article

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Allright, here is the deal.

I just recieved a Dell(base) computer running XP Home. I'm not a fan of XP but the comp was free and very good so I'm learning to deal with it.

Somewhere along the line I did something damaging to the computer (No idea what) and now it will not allow me to view the device manager or hardware wiz. I can see the DM window but no devices appear on screen. The System Info tool says I may be missing Windows Management files needed to collect system info. That is my only lead so far. I'm attempting to restore the system to an earlier point but it keeps locking right towards the end of the process. I fear I may have screwed up pretty badly.

The other issue is that the XP computer is not hooked up to the internet so I am using my 98 comp to file this report and download needed programs which I will then burn and transfer.

Problem Highlights:
1) Cannot view Device Manager
2) Cannot add hardware
3) System Restore is not working

It would amazing if these issues could be fixed as I cannot reformat and reinstall XP because I never recieved a disk, just the computer. Many thanks in advance

A:Interesting Problem, Need Help!

in the run box type
sfc /scsnnow
and press enter


found this post
got this fix from microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support

1. In My Computer, click the Tools menu -> Folder Options.
2. On the View tab, make sure to check the option "Hide extensions for
known file types".
3. Click OK.
4. Click the Start menu -> Run. Type "%windir%\inf" (Without quotation
marks) in the Open field. Click OK.
5. Locate and select the file "sr.inf". Right-click it and then click
Install.

worked great system restore is back on if anybody else has the same problem try it
thats for the help

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Found this and makes for some interesting reading in a language that even I can understand as many articles like this tend to get bogged down with tech info that is beyond me.

There are a few more articles in this site that make good reading too.

The Haswell paradox: The best CPU in the world? unless you?re a PC enthusiast | ExtremeTech

A:Some interesting reading

Quote:
the Haswell microarchitecture was designed from the ground up to be a mobile-focused chip.


Intel has mode no bones about being more interested in mobile PC's than desktop PC's, it's the future.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3939333.stm
 

A:Interesting article

xgerryx said:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3939333.stmClick to expand...

Now if they could only make the cameras that tough.........................right Buck????????

jjb
 

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I just came across this very interesting site which I expect the boffins will already know about but for the newbrainers like me some interesting reading I quite liked the rootkit listings.
Anti Rootkit Software, News, Articles and Forums

PS Quite an old site but interesting none the less.

A:Interesting site

Had a look at that Site John ... I found it of interest also many thanks for Posting ..

Its is a tad disappointing though in some respects .. Do not think they have an active Forum any more ..
As you say it is old and could do with some Updating ...

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I'm running a dell dimension 8250. I had to swap out the motherboard because a power surge fried the last one. (that may be relevant to the problem or not, I got the computer after the board was fried) I’ve done everything that dell's online tech support could come up with short of having to pay for a real person to try and help me. I have 2 Samsung 256MB 8 channel RDRAM sticks in dimm's 1 and 2 and the generic stock dell ram in 3 and 4, but it only reads the 512 from dimm's 1 and 2. If I switch dimm's 1 and 2 with 3 and 4 when I try to start the computer all I get is the memory error beep. If any of the dimm's are not filled, memory error beep. If I replace the 256's with more stock, memory error beep. 1 and 2 are interchangeable along with 3 and 4 but if you try to do any other combo, memory error beep. Referring to the diagram below, my computer will only start up while the center and right side prongs of the CLR CM jumper are connected
If you have any ideas at all post them because I’ve tried everything I can think of, or if you want more info ask for if.
 

A:Interesting ram problem

Might want to check part #'s as you cannot just mix and match RDRAM.
http://www.samsung.com/Products/Semiconductor/XDR_RDRAM/download/rdram_product_guide_mar_06.pdf
If any of the dimm's are not filled, memory error beep.Click to expand...

All slots must be filled with either crimm modules or memory modules when using RDRAM
CLR CM stands for clear cmos. It would only boot with the jumper on two of the three pins. The other outside and center will clear cmos. (reset to default)
 

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Home | Utilite

A:An interesting new sytem

At first glance i thought it was a router..

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4396888a28.html
 

A:Interesting article

Interesting indeed...but YET another gadget for technically challange people (the majority of camera users) to NOT learn to use.

I can see the TechGuy forums now...

I was in Paris but my photos tell me I was in Mongolia.

or

my husband said he was in NY but his photos say Vancouver.

or

how do I just take a picture?
 

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I just reformatted a Compaq Presario to get rid of all the junk they put on it at the factory. The reformatting went well. I reinstalled XP home and it seems like a pretty good OS. I am win2k pro on five computers so it was with great hesitation that I took this job on, but I did not want that stuff on the hard drive. Then I did all the updates. Next was the antispyware installs. Last was the antivirus install. Then I put Office 2000. After all that, I then installed the wireless card. It got a screaming fast connection to my router - says 11 mbps! Well, I then rebooted and tried out the guest logon. Wanted to see what was available for a guest. I could not get on the net with the guest mode and using IE. So I fired up firefox (did I mention that I also installed firefox and mozilla). Firefox got right on the net. So I was trying to figure out how and all of a sudden the computer asks me if I want to use my router for the connection. I guess I was using the neighbors connection as I am encrypted. Once I enabled WEP, I was back on my router encrypted - so thought I would post the heads up. One thing I can say is that if a laptop has a built in wireless connection instead of the little card sticking out - that probably is much safer. The wireless card looks at risk to get broken stckin out there.

Anyways,the wizard is now telling me that two wireless networks are available and that the cable is unplugged. I am glad that I am encrypted...doc

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A:Interesting Problem

You have some interesting "situations" Doc. I have 2 laptops, one with built in and one with a "card". No antenna sticking up, but a card sticking out none the less. IMO, the wireless card is going the way of the Doh doh. (is that right??)
 

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A Friend of mine changed her password in xp. She forgot it. (drunk when she changed it) All she can do is use the Guest Account. Her cousin set the computer up for her. I have tried every way to retrieve the password. even the admin in safe mode password protected. (cousin in Iraq) She has no clue on what the password is. I have tried multiple ways. even the reg-edit. It won't let me change because Guest Account. and everything is accessed denied. Even download a password cracker but didn't' work because accessed denied. Is their is any way to do this with out having to reload XP. Because she says she has a lot of her college school work on it. I have tried MMC, Runas, and I think about everything else.
 

A:VERY Interesting Problem (please help)

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Good morning

I'm wondering. On my laptop i have a screen (duh) How can i use it to play xbox 360 or for that matter.. use it as a monitor for another PC...
What can i get that has good quality HD comp. in or VGA in. I have VGA out, but not in.....
SO can i get some PCI card to fulfill this desire? Or is this just impossible....?

Thanks

Michael
 

A:An interesting question

The laptop screen is hard wired (digitally) to the laptop motherboard.

It's a proprietary digital interface that differs between makes and models.

It's not therefore "available" to use as an external monitor, even if you were to disassemble the laptop.
 

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