Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Why does Lenovo bundle so many apps on their new machines?

Q: Why does Lenovo bundle so many apps on their new machines?

I bought a Lenovo Z70 17.3" Laptop recently. I found so many apps
that they have placed on my machine and I am looking to see which
ones I need to keep and ones that I can kill off.

If anyone has had any experience with these apps I would be very
grateful for your comments. These are the apps that are resident on
my Laptop:-

LENOVO PhotoMaster (This one I uninstalled as it crashed my machine when I clicked on it)
LENOVO Bluetooth with enhanced data rate software
LENOVO Dependancy Package
LENOVO Easy camera
LENOVO Fusion engine
LENOVO Wireless phone wireless import
LENOVO One key recovery
LENOVO Phone companion
LENOVO Setting Dependancy package
LENOVO Web start

No doubt they are taking up valuable disk space.

Thanks guys.

Read other answers
Preferred Solution: Why does Lenovo bundle so many apps on their new machines?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Samsung has a knack for offering buyers of its latest flagship devices a bundle of quality apps to go along with their purchase and soon-to-be owners of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are no exception.

Read more

A:The (good) bundle comeback: Samsung to offer 22 premium apps in Galaxy S6 free of charge

And it doesn't even have the Terminal for command-line prompt. As a Linux developer, I feel so lost and disrespected!

$ cd /
$ su root
$ service call phone 2 s16 "911"

- yes, you can make calls from Android console

Read other 7 answers

Purchased new laptop loaded with Windows 10 Pro which cannot see the Windows server 2008 R2 or map a drive on network. Can see all the 32bit workstations running Windows 7.  Upgraded Windows 7 machine to Windows 10 with the same result except the
mapped drive on server still works.
Can anybody help me

Read other answers

it's about a month or so that I have this new lenovo machine that come with Pokki installed...is this fancy little icon that makes windows 8/8.1 look like the start button in windows 7.
At first I thought it's really handy, lots of features like the start button even something better I'd say.
Then all at once from one day to the other I started getting some improbable ads on pages where they were not supposed to be....for the first couple of times didn't pay much attention to be honest.
But when this happened (see screenshot!) That was smelling really like bad rotten fish!!!
So I came straight away here on bleeping to find out more...and nothing. I downloaded the ADW Cleaner to give it a go and here you go it turns out this is the culprit!
After a quick browsing on pokki I also found out the following:
Strange enough I have MBAM premium version which did not detect any of its activity.
And strange enough the program does not show on the list of installed program in the control panel.
I wonder how it's possible Lenovo partner with such a scam?! I am speechless!!
I'd like to hear some comment from the expert. Will it be enough clearing this with ADW Cleaner?!
Thank you in advance.

A:Pokki on Lenovo machines

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything.
We 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.
To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:
*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at BleepingComputer.com, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/logreply/556717 <<< CLICK THIS LINK
If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.
***************************************************If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lower right hand of t... Read more

Read other 2 answers

I am requiring Virtual Machines but it seems like all my vm's are not receiving internet access. Any ideas on how to correct this?

A:Lenovo Yoga 720 and virtual Machines

Understand that the virtual machine is separate from your computer, or tries to be. When you're on the virtual machine, try connecting to the internet from inside the virtual machine. If that's not working, the VM software or VM image itself doesn't support it.

Read other 1 answers

I see a number of posts here running into the same issue -- poor performance when the various Yoga models are put into non-laptop configurations (tablet, stand, tent). It's pretty clear that the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework is the culprit. DPTF throttles the machine back too aggressively, to the point where it becomes unusable with video, games, external monitors, etc. Disabling it in the BIOS fixes the problem, but some questions remain. I  did not observe this happening under Win8.0; I only saw it after my update to 8.1. However, there is an updated DPTF in the support section specifically for 8.1. So, what gives Lenovo? -- What are you trying to do with DPTF in these non-laptop modes?-- Is it a problem for us to disable DPTF in the BIOS while you sort it out?-- When can we expect a new DPTF that resolves the issues?

A:Hey Lenovo, what's up with DPTF & Yoga machines?

I'd like to know this as well.  I'm been holding off disabling the DPTF until people who have done it report an all-clear in terms of hiccups or other issues that it may cause. I'd much prefer an official response from Lenovo (long shot, I'm sure).

Read other 9 answers


First of all, sorry for my english, i'm not a native speaker.

we have 6 machines Lenovo e73 with random BSOD. Some of them crash while beeing idle, some of them just signing into windows, some of them only when network is attached.

Also we have more Lenovo products like lenovo e70 with the same configuration, same programs and same domain and they are not crashing.

We are making tests reinstalling Windows 7 64 bit SP1, and in some of them have noticed that until we don't connect them to the internet they doesn't splash the Blue screen.

Also we're thinking about the possibility that Nod32 version 8 is the responsable of this problem, last tests are making that the computer without the nod32 antivirus seems stable.

We have tested reinstalling old and new drivers for the ethernet from official support page of lenovo... Problem remains.

Running hotfix doesn't fix the problem (solution from here Blue Screen Error 0x0000003b [Solved] - 9800gt - Windows 7 )

Lenovo has some memtest programs accessing via F8 while it is booting, running the problems it says there is a problem with the Hard Drive, and when we run the check and repair option it says that there are no problems with the disk.

also running chkdsk /f or /r ... Doesn't work also.

Solutions like removing the rams and putting them again were worthless for us.

Running the machines from a Live Usb with Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 works perfect.

I have attached two .zip files with the results ... Read more

A:BSOD random in 5 machines, Lenovo e73 error 0x0000003B

I don't have time to look at all the files, but ESET Nod32 is flagged as an issue. The only suggestion I can give you is to replace it on all machines with MSE (as a test) and see if the systems stay stable.

ffff880`06a91dd0 fffff880`06a92c78
fffff880`06a91dd8 fffff800`03017000 nt!KiSelectNextThread <PERF> (nt+0x0)
fffff880`06a91de0 fffff880`06a920f0
fffff880`06a91de8 fffff880`0456d198Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ehdrv.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ehdrv.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ehdrv.sys
fffff880`06a91df0 fffffa80`00002134
fffff880`06a91df8 fffff880`06a920f0
fffff880`06a91e00 fffff880`06a93ae0
fffff880`06a91e08 fffff800`03017000 nt!KiSelectNextThread <PERF> (nt+0x0)
fffff880`06a91e10 fffff800`031df31c nt!TraceLoggingMetadataEnd+0x9302
fffff880`06a91e18 fffff880`06a92370
fffff880`06a91e20 00000000`00000000
fffff880`06a91e28 fffff800`0329ea68 nt!BBTBuffer <PERF> (nt+0x287a68)
fffff880`06a91e30 fffff880`06a94000
fffff880`06a91e38 fffff880`06a8b000
fffff880`06a91e40 00000000`00000000
fffff880`06a91e48 00000000`00000006
fffff880`06a91e50 fffff800`0308ab53 nt!KiSystemServiceCopyEnd+0x13
fffff880`06a91e58 fffff800`03017000 nt!KiSelectNextThread <PERF> (nt+0x0)
fffff880`06a91e60 fffff800`0329ea68 nt!BBTBuffer <PERF> (nt+0x287a68)
fffff880`06a91e68 fffff880`06a93ae0
fffff880`06a91e70 00000014`00000001
fff... Read more

Read other 3 answers

Hi All, I've Deployed so far 3 Lenovo E580's using the April 2018 SCCM Package availiable on the Lenovo Downloads page for this, It all installs perfectly however I've noticed now with all three laptops the integrated camera is not working. Windows is not detecting a camera is installed on the system. Checking Device Manager, Integrated Camera is showing with a Yellow Warning Triangle when you try to update from Windows or from Location an error message is displayed 'The Install Class is not present or valid' I've removed the drivers and manually installed again and same issue persists.I've reinstalled USB Root Hub, No help.I've Updates BIOS and ran all the latest updates When Looking into Event Viewer i've noticed the class guid is showing as 00000 000000 0000 00000. I'm not running an N version of windows, this is on a 64 Bit Windows 10 Pro 1703. Any help greatly appreciated!!

Read other answers

Hi Admin's,

Please help to check on my dump.

Everytime there is an update on avast virus definition my computer will have BSOD.


param1 0x0000007f (0x00000008, 0x8cf03750, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
param2 C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
param3 071816-21450-01

Thank you so much in advance!

A:BSOD avast 12.2512 windows 7 lenovo machines error 0x0000007f

Please see the files below.

Sorry for missing it yesterday.

Read other 3 answers

TeamI have a Lenovo T560 laptop, machine type model: 20FH004DFR.Config is Intel Core i7-6500U with 16GB RAM and a 500GB SSD drive.Operating system is latest Windows 10 Enterprise version 1709, build 16299.192.Intel Virtualisation has been enabled in the BIOS and Hyper-V selected in Windows Features.Hyper-V manager starts perfectly and all appears OK.I tried to create a Windows 7 Ultimate Generation 1 VM with 4GB mem, default switch, 20GB hard disk, set DVD to point to ISO media.I opened VM Connect and clicked on the Start button.The VM started and booted in to ISO to start installation.This is where it all goes wrong.VM Connect tries to connect to the VM and constantly fails. Eventually erroring with Virtual Machine Connection error "Cannot connect to the virtual machine. Try to connect again. If the problem persists, contact your system adminsistrator. Would you like to reconnect". In the background is another error saying "Video remoting was disconnected. The virtual machine is currently using the RemoteFX 3D video adapter. A user is currently connected via Remote Desktop. Connect to the virtual machine by using Remote Desktop Connectoion."The small screen view in Myher-V Manager clearly shows the VM running and the installation screen in Windows 7 awaiting for keyboard and language selection. But VM Connect never connects to the VM.Any ideas?I thought I was running the latest version of all tools and utilities.This does appear to be a Lenovo specific issue as I have create... Read more

Read other answers

hey after windows 10 anniversary update lenovo apps such as lenovo solution center and lenovo power manager are not working, when i use auto detect my system in lenovo support website for any driver updates it say thisi s not a lenovo product can any one please help me solving this because lenovo apps itself not identifying my laptop as lenovo product. My battery got stopped charging at 60% because of powermanager but now it was not opening and not working at all ,how did i lost the identification of my system

Read other answers

hey after windows 10 anniversary update lenovo apps such as lenovo solution center and lenovo power manager are not working, when i use auto detect my system in lenovo support website for any driver updates it say thisi s not a lenovo product can any one please help me solving this because lenovo apps itself not identifying my laptop as lenovo product. My battery got stopped charging at 60% because of powermanager but now it was not opening and not working at all ,how did i lost the identification of my system

Read other answers

We have 5 Win 7 machines and 3 XP machines in a domain with 4 printers. There were no issues until this past weekend when the Win 7 machines started saying a specific printer was offline while the XP machines would still print to it. The printer (HP T1100) is connected directly to the network, not shared. There have not been any changes made to the printer, server or the machines.

Any help would be appreciated.

Read other answers

We've just installed new fast win2k machines to our university network but accessing the network neighbourhood etc takes ages...the prehistoric win98 machines next to them are much much quicker - has anyone come accross this problem before -

The network cards are of equivalent specification - and I think they're set up right so why does this happen.


A:net access on new Win2k machines much slower than old win98 machines

Read other 6 answers

how to find specfic KB is installed on mutiple machines or list of machines

Read other answers

how to rename softwaredistrubtion on mutiple machines  list of machines via Scripts 


Read other answers

Hello i want s link with all the lenovo apps, for example Lenovo Companion etc. PLEASE!!! IT'S EMERGENCY!!!

A:Lenovo apps

For drivers and some software, go to SUPPORT above, enter your model number in the search box, then select Drivers and Software.
Apps like Companion are available via the Microsoft store, not the Support site.

Read other 2 answers

May I know how can I change the Lenovo apps name?
as attached in this mail

A:Change Lenovo apps name?

Hi Ice111, welcome to the Eight forums.

See this tutorial: Start Screen - Name or Rename a Group of Apps in Windows 8


Read other 4 answers

hello  forum i recentely did a reset of my lenovo g50-45 laptop but it deleted some factory applications and i dont know how to get them back, can someone please tell me how to do so?

Read other answers

I recently upgraded my Yoga 260 to April 2018 update. After the update Lenovo Settings app installed itself and I keep trying to uninstall it but after a day or two the app just install itself again. It didn't happen with previous update so I think the new April update is causing this issue. Any way to uninstall the settings app so that it doesn't reinstall itself again?

Read other answers

I'm thinking to format my laptop and upgrade it to Windows 10 Pro (now it's home) and I'd want to ask if Lenovo apps and main programs such as movie and picture from the windows?and does it affect the warranty?

Read other answers

Hello, i have a problem that Lenovo apps such as Cyberlink..etc removed after recovery in my Windows 10 is there anyway to return them. Note: even if i opened properites on my computer " Lenovo" Sign disappered

Read other answers


I have a workgroup set up with about 10 computers: 6 running windows 7, and 4 running windows XP. This morning out of nowhere, the XP computers can't access the network (network is set up and hosted on Win 7 machine), and the Win 7 computers can't see the XP computers in the network.

4 things are happening that make this particularly weird:

1. from the Win 7 machines, I can ping the XP machines successfully, and from the XP machines I can ping the 7 machines successfully. They are both active on the network.

2. From the host computer (Win 7), I can see and access all of the XP computers, though the XP computers give me an error message when I try to even go so far as to find the Win 7 computers on the network.

3. From all the XP computers, I can see the other XP computers on the network, and from the Win 7 computers, I can see the other Win 7 computers.

and finally,

4. The Win 7 computer is hosting a database back end from which the front end on each of the computers (XP and 7) pulls the data. Both XP and 7 computers have no problem still pulling the data from the back end in the Shared Documents folder on the host computer, even though the XP computers can't see the network.

Any suggestions?

A:Win 7 machines not visible to XP machines within same network

Are you in a Workgroup or HomeGroup? Did you check Advanced Sharing options?

I wonder why would all machines act up same time, maybe some security software common to all?

Check the state of these services:
Go to Start\Control Panel\ Administrative Tools\ Services.
- Computer Browser
- DHCP Client
- DNS Client
- Network Connections
- Network Location Awareness
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
- Server
- TCP/IP Netbios helper
- Workstation
-- Start one by one if above doesn't help
- SSDP Discovery
- UPnP Device Host
- IPSec

Read other 9 answers

Hi everyone,
I have just started using one of Lenovo's hybrids, the Yoga 2 11, after using for a while a previous model (IdeaPad Yoga 11s).
Windows 8.1 on both.
Now, my new Lenovo surprised me with an interestingly annoying feature - it won't allow me to pin Windows apps to the taskbar. I've tried from the Start Apps menu and from everywhere. Only, I didn't try clicking on the app icon when it is running and shown on the taskbar - simply because it won't: there's no way to access the taskbar while an app is open unless returning to the desktop.
I'm quite a beginner but I don't understand why there are such differences when the operating system is the very same. All of this is referred to while in Laptop mode so I can't even see how Lenovo could have an influence on it.

If anyone out there ever had such an issue...

A:Lenovo hybrid - apps won't be shown/pinned on taskbar

Hello Armonia, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The modern apps are full screen in Windows 8.1, and will cover the taskbar. You can use step 3 or 5 to open the taskbar while you have a modern app open to see it.

Taskbar - Open in Windows 8.1

Resetting and clearing all pinned items on the taskbar may be able to help with not being able to "Pin to taskbar" if it's corrupted.

Taskbar Pinned Apps - Reset and Clear in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,

Read other 3 answers

So I just bought and received a Lenovo Y700 15ISK - model 80NV. Everything works great, but I've noticed that when the laptop enters sleep mode, whether on its own or not, when I turn it back on, it goes through the start up process and any application I had open prior will be closed.  I did some digging around and came across this. I followed what it said and installed the audio driver and BIOS v35 (and subsequently, v52) but I'm still having the same problem. Any ideas on a solution? Thank you in advance! I think it might also be worth mentioning that beforehand, whenever I put the computer in sleep mode, it wouldn't resume and wake up until I had installed v35, so part of my problem's been fixed.

Read other answers

Hello Lenovo community!I'm dealing with this frustrating problem with my Lenovo W540 since some months ago. I hope someone can help me with that!Whenever I move a little bit my laptop, it makes a beep sound and it launches Calculator and Excel a lot of times. It also launches the search tool on windows and keeps typing & till I push the Esc bottun several times. So a slight move to my laptop results in 10 unwanted calculator and and Excel or Word windows opended while making numerous beep sounds. Once I went to BIOS to start into Ubuntu and see if the problem is with Windows and I noticed that even in Bios the beep sound persists and it kept changing the Bios options by itself while making beep sounds!I contacted the Lenovo support and they changed my keyboard a couple of month ago. The problème was gone for a couple of months and now it's back. My computer is still under warranty but since I use it everyday for my work, I really want to avoid waiting several weeks without my laptop so I've been trying to avoid the issue by not moving my laptop. But it's becoming unbearable now since even when I move the screen a little bit, the issue happens!Thank you for your help!

A:Lenovo W540 beeps and launches apps and types by i...

It is difficult to diagnose without actually seeing the machine.  If moving the base causes the problem, I would guess you have a short or bad connection in the touchpad or keyboard cable.  If moving the lid causes the problem, my guess is the cable into the lid (through the right hinge) that goes to the camera and microphone (also USB devices).  It also could be a bad USB chip on the motherboard

Read other 1 answers

Not sure if I'm using the right term but while either of these programs are checking for updates, cursor focus is contanstly being pulled to either the app itself or the numerous background processes it seems to be opening. Seems minor but this means you literally can't multitask or do anything requiring typing while checking for updates, because your cursor is constantly being moved out of whatever you're trying to do.  This is especially a problem because of how long the scans take to run.Few addl questions: - Are these two apps doing the same thing, and if so, why are there two of them?  Just noticed the 'System Update' one today, Vantage I have had since purchase - Why are there numerous 'Setup' popups being generated in the background while these programs scan? (see photo attached). If you Alt-Tab during the process, you can see many exe / software shell things opening and closing (is this what pulls focus away?).  - Is there anyway to fix these programs so they run truly in the background?  Can't imagine it's a big ask to clean these up a bit. Thanks!

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th 20KHCTO1WW w/ Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U

Read other answers

SSL-busting code that threatened Lenovo users found in a dozen more apps - http://arstechnica.com/security/201...rstechnica/index+(Ars+Technica+-+All+content)

A:SSL-busting code that threatened Lenovo users found in other apps

Two weeks on, Superfish debacle still causing pain for some Lenovo customers - http://arstechnica.com/security/201...still-causing-pain-for-some-lenovo-customers/

Read other 1 answers

so i recently got a new 8gb ram stick which is fully compatible with my laptop ( i think) the Ram is: Kingston 8GB DDR3L PC3L-12800 1600MHz 1.35V Non-ECC CLL1 Laptop Memory. my laptop is a G50-70 with 4 ram. so i'd have a total of 12Gb of ram. but when i added the ram and played a game (fornite) it started to flicker. A black line going down and repeating. Now its pretty unplayable, i've tried to run the memory error detecting control panel thing; did not work. i started the laptop with both ram sticks alone both worked (agian only the new 8gb ram stick did the flickering) now i have a 14 day left warrenty to return the ram stick. do you think there is a solution or just return it and somone can recommend me a FULLY compatible ram stick. mabye try slowing the mhz of the ram as i think the flickering is the refresh rate of the laptop screen trying to keep up with the ram speed.PLEASE HELP (when ever i try screenshotting it. it doesn't appear, which means its the monitor not the game) 

Read other answers

Silly question, but... I love this app and came as a stock app with my Yoga Book. However, it is not listed in my apps on google play and when looking for it, it comes upd with a price tag on it. In case something goes wrong how can I get it back? If I back up my Yoga Book, will I be able to restore it?

Read other answers

I have a network of about 90 computers connected together and i am currently running server 2003. Now when i go to network place on my xp machine, i am able to see all of my computers that are connected together. But when i go to network place on my window 7 machine, i am only seeing some of my window 7 computers and not the xp computers. The network discovery is turned on, on all of my window 7 and still nothing.. can anyone advise......

A:Not Seeing my XP machines on my Windows 7 machines

are you on a work group or domain

Read other 4 answers

Well I have weeded out most of the unecessary HP stuff on my new comp. Now I am trying to figure out how to get rid of the
"About my HP PC" button in the start menu. Would I be looking in the registry? If anyone has had experience with this pls let me know...


A:HP bundle of $%#@

Read other 16 answers

A local computer shop is offering a couple of computer bundles and both bundles are priced the same but I can't figure out which is a better bundle. Please advise. Bundles are listed below. Thank you.

Bundle 1
? Intel I5-7400 3.0G 6M KabyLake
? MB w/ Audio Video and LAN
? 15.6" Monitor
? Nvidia GT710 1GB 64 Bit

Bundle 2
? Intel I3-7100 3.9G 3M KabyLake
? MB w/ Audio Video and LAN
? 18.5" Monitor
? Nvidia GT730 2GB 64 Bit

Which bundle should I go for? Thank you.

Read other answers

i sthere a bundle package that can be downloaded for sp1 so i do not have to download all these updates one by one since i just installed xp? There use to be a download that put them all in one entry so you would not have tons of single updates. I do not want to upgrade to sp2 because movie maker does alot more things that moviemaker in sp2 does. if i upgrade to sp2; it automatically puts movie maker 2.1 in it that has to many limits on it.

Read other answers

I recently got infected with some kind of virus that passed under my scanners. It redirected me on google links and such. I think it may have allowed in more viruses, because before I knew it, I had a few fake virus scanners including Windows Antivirus Pro. I thought I got rid of them, but I must not have, because now I can't run any kind of scans. Oddly enough, just about everything else works fine on my computer. Since then, I've looked around for solutions and have yet to find something that will scan properly.

Any help would be much appreciated.

(I may not be able to respond until tomorrow afternoon)

A:A bundle of "joy"

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The... Read more

Read other 23 answers

Help !!!! I have unwittingly loaded this terrible invasion of my privacy on my PC. Norton keeps finding it when scanning. I followed the instructions on how to remove, and I found the spyware.
Apparently I still have it somewhere on my PC, it is not where it originally was.

I also have some files in my temp internet files that will NOT delete under any circumstances, I have tried everything including Total Commander.
Spybot S&D does not find anything wrong, but I know I have a prob as my laptop, on dial up, can load some pages faster than my BB connection
Reg cleaner finds nothing wrond, or ad aware, so where can I go from here ?
The files that are in my temo internet folders are labelled with th etitles :
RAM - Lingerie - Shoes - Clothes etc etc so I know that these are some sort of spyware.

I am a bit of a novice when it comes to PC's even tho I have used them for years, and don't want to delete anything that I should not.



Reboot into safe mode and run the spybot, adaware programs again. You should also be able to delete those files in safe mode.

Read other 2 answers


I recently found through Malwarebytes scan that I had an infection called pup.bundle.installer.oi. I quarantined the virus and then went looking on the internet as to how to remove this problem. I have used the steps indicated in the wikisecurity-info website and logged in in safe mode networking then checked in the task manager for processes (there were none) and went ahead and searched for files as indicated on the wiki website - again there were none. I was then instructed to run registry files and delete from there but again didn't find anything.

Everything I have read about this virus leads me to be hesitant to believe that it has been removed. My laptop is slow to respond, however I haven't encountered any other issues.

Can you please advise what I can do to ensure that the virus has been removed.

Thanks in advance.


Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

Read other 23 answers

I would just like to make double sure- I am buying Windows XP Pro and I've found some good deals, but some come with SP2 bundled and some with SP3. If I buy the SP2 bundles can I just install SP3 as normal?

A:[SOLVED] Can I get SP3 if I buy an XP bundle with SP2?

Yes, there won't be any problem. You can even slipstream SP3 and create an XP Pro SP3 CD.

Read other 1 answers

Hi everyone first post and I know its pretty late but I don't really have a timeline for this so no rush on the information. I just want to break down the situation real quick and hopefully someone a little more experienced could lend their opinion.

I bought an Ibuypower Cyberpower PC around 2011/12 and I'm ready to upgrade her. I found a bundle deal that looks like this:
1 × GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128627
1 × AMD FX-8320 Vishera 8-Core 3.5 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8320FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
Item #: N82E16819113285
1 × HyperX Fury Black Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX316C10FBK2/16
Item #: N82E16820104445
1 × Mushkin Enhanced ECO2 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDEC240GB
Item #: N82E16820226679
For about 380 US dollars.
Price isn't really a problem but I'm trying to be reasonable. I just have a few questions:

1. Will a 500w power supply be enough to run this set up? I also have a cd-rw drive and an aftermarket graphics card(If you can call it that). It's an AMD R7 240A.

2. My understanding is that I'll only have to mount the CPU to motherboard. Install the RAM, SSD, and my old video card to the motherboard and hook up all the wires. Then install my OS and get all my drivers. Is there anything I'm overlooking or completely missing?

3. Are there any ... Read more

Read other answers

already ran combo fix.
ive been through this before but someone in the house managed to get it again. i wish they would just adapt to linux. anyways im getting redirected, avgs popping up all kinds of stuff

any help would be appreciated

ComboFix 12-02-11.03 - Administrator 02/11/2012 16:42:09.1.4 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2815.2062 [GMT -6:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Application Data\inst.exe
c:\documents and settings\Administrator\WINDOWS
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP
c:\program files\Internet Explorer\93.tmp
c:\program files\LP
c:... Read more


hijack this log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:30:11 PM, on 2/11/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\program files\idt\5902xp_6033v_012208\wdm\STacSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\AirLink101\AWLH6075\Common\RalinkRegistryWriter.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\10.0.6\ToolbarUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:... Read more

Read other 3 answers

i have a problem with my TOR vidalia bundle....
vadalia is not responding at startup....
can u help me...

Read other answers