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(Solved) AD-AWARE and SPYBOT acting strangely.

Q: (Solved) AD-AWARE and SPYBOT acting strangely.

Today I have been attempting to run both SPYBOT S&D and AD-Aware6.... and I am just having some problems. This is strange... because I have NEVER had any problems with either one of them... and have ran them at least once or twice a month.

Here's what is happening.

AD-Aware6... I will do the normal DEEP SCAN, and it will quickly find 66 registry keys and continue to scan.... until it gets to Windows COOKIES.... and then it will hang, and I have to hit CNTRL-ALT-DELETE to exit.

I have tried rebooting several times, repairing the program, even uninstalling/reinstalling twice. I updated the program as well.

With SPYBOT S&D... I will do a search for "updates"... it will find about 3 of them, and when I go to DOWNLOAD UPDATES... it will just hang..... and do nothing, again causing me to CNTRL-ALT-DEL to exit. I uninstalled this and reinstalled as well.

Again... these programs have been working great for months, and today, they are both giving me fits.... Any ideas what may be happening here? Possible solutions?

Thanks in advance

DAVID

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A: (Solved) AD-AWARE and SPYBOT acting strangely.

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Hello,

I have been using this computer for a while now with little problems. Today when I booted up though, i have encounted vista acting oddly. I first noticed it when i opened firefox, links and buttons would cause the whole computer to lag for a few seconds. Even opening Notepad took it about 5 seconds. When i click a different window in the task bar, instead of changing to it, it flashes orange, then I must click it another 2 times to get it to change to it. On top of all that, I tried opening task manager to see if there was a program open taking alot of CPU to find that it doesn't open. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL opens the menu, but when i choose to open task manager, the green graph appears in the corner, but i can't see it on screen. CTRL+SHIFT+ESC does the same thing. The graph is flashing alot but when i hover over it, it says CPU Usage: 0%. Right-Clicking it took 5 seconds or more to open the menu which instantly became non-respnsive and i can't get rid of it. here are my System Specs, i hope you guys can help!

> Mainboard : Gigabyte EX58-UD5
> Chipset : Intel X58
> Processor : Intel Core i7 0 @ 266680 MHz
> Physical Memory : 6144 MB (3 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM )
> Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
> Hard Disk : WDC (320 GB)
> Hard Disk : WDC (500 GB)
> DVD-Rom Drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D SCSI CdRom Device
> Monitor Type : Samsung SyncMaster - 20 inches
> Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethern... Read more

A:Solved: Vista acting VERY Strangely

Virus Scan fixed it
 

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I have a custom-built machine running Windows 7 home premium. Two SATA drives, 4G memory, excellent video card, etc.
Two nights ago, I suddenly noticed that my E: drive (data drive) had "vanished;" it was nowhere to be seen. All files from that drive would not open; they'd give me the message about the link referring to something that was not there, etc.

I shut down but was unable to reboot. The message on the screen was "invalid system disk." I tried repeatedly to reboot; I even tried my recovery disk. Nothing doing. I took it to the guy who built it (two years ago), and he found some files corrupted or something, and got it booting again.

I took it home, and all ll seemed well at first, then once again I noticed that the E: drive had vanished. The E: drive did not show up in My Computer or Windows Explorer or anywhere.

I tried rebooting, but the computer would not reboot. It kept saying "invalid system disk." Well, the first time I realized I still had the recovery disk in there, so I took it out, and rebooted. Same message. I did this about five times to no avail. Wouldn't even let me in BIOS.

Finally, out of the blue, it just decided to boot up. E: drive was back.

I started working again, but then after about 5 minutes, the machine just shut off. I rebooted, got the "invalid system disk," and then tried to restart about three times. The last time it booted, and stayed ok for awhile. I left it on last night just ... Read more

A:Solved: Computer acting very strangely

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Earlier today, my CD drive stopped working, no CDs could be read. This happens sometimes, and a reboot always fixed it, but this time, a reboot made it worse. After rebooting, the Dell logo came up, the progress bar finished, and then it gave me a BIOS error.

'Secondary hard drive 0 not found. Press F1 to continue, F2 for setup.'

I clicked F2, and my CD drive wasn't listed. I'm able to load Windows just fine, but Windows doesn't recognize my CD drive, and my CD drive keeps spinning the CD inside it while the light on it is constantly on. How can I fix this?

My CD drive is a regular CD drive, not a CD-RW or a DVD or a DVD-RW or a CD-R.
 

A:Solved: CD drive acting strangely

If the drive is not IDed in the bios, you have a hardware problem; ie failed drive, bad cable, etc.

Start by reseating all connections for the drive both power and data cable. If this does not fix the problem, then use a new data cable. Still does not work, replace the drive.
 

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I recently helped a friend of mine fix her computer from a very persistent malware attack, but some of the fixes or the malware itself may have damaged some of her universal browser settings, as all of them are acting strangely in some form or another now. My guess is the malware did some damage as it was communicating with a website to install nasties on her computer.

For reference that thread can be viewed here.

In a nutshell, I didn't get the specifics but Google Chrome was "inop" and she had to uninstall it. Reinstalling didn't fix the problem.

Firefox refuses to allow her to upload files to sites such as Photobucket and the like.

IE keeps giving her a "cannot display page" warning.

I am familiar with these issues on occasion with my 64-bit version of XP, but she is running a 32-bit version of the same platform.

I have a few possible solutions to work with but I really would like to hear from other people on this as well.

Right now, doing a restore point to a time before the malware attack to see how that works. Will try a few other ideas if it doesn't and post them all here with the results so someone else might make use of them in the future if they should have this problem. Will mark as solved and indicate what worked for future reference.

Thanks for your help.

Update: Using restore points doesn't work. It's doing the same thing that it did when the malware was partially disabled on her computer (allowing access to s... Read more

A:[SOLVED] All Browsers Acting Strangely

You need to post to the Malware forum to have you system cleared by an expert.

Read this and follow along, if you cannot do one of the scans, please proceed onto the next.

kind regards,

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Does anyone know if and where I can download all the updates and save them to disk?
I'm cleaning out a friends computer and have no net access.
Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Ad-aware/Spybot

Hi, You may run into the problem of having too old a build of one or the other programs...the best way to do it would be to install the newest of each program, and update then.

You would need to uninstall the older copies if any are installed on that pc you are fixing....

SpyBot and AdAware had older versions, you should uninstall ADAware 6 or SpyBot 1.3- if the bad pc has those installed now! they will not help. The latest versions are AAW SE personal edition 1.06

and SpyBot 1.4

Install the newer copies you download now and burn to disc and add the latest update files to each!

If they do have these newest versions of SB and AAW...just add the reference files to each as below.

Yes, you can manually update those programs from here:

http://majorgeeks.com/downloads31.html

Go to this for SpyBot> http://majorgeeks.com/Spybot_Search_and_Destroy_Detection_Update_d3957.html

Ad-Aware SE:

http://majorgeeks.com/Ad-aware_SE_referencefile_d726.html

It shows you how to do each one.

You can post the Hijackthis log here if you want to verify that something should be done before using any other tools like AAW or SpyBot...sometimes there are things to do before using those!
 

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Hey y'all,

Routing maintenance. Had a lot cleaned off with SpyBot and Ad-Aware but a few keep recurring after reboot. Please advise:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:01:05 AM, on 9/3/2004
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\crvffn.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link AirPlus G\AirPlus.exe
C:\WINDOWS\DvzCommon\DvzMsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\msoffice.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Nostromo\nost_LM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com
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A:Solved: Ran a Ad-Aware and a SpyBot, next?

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I realize a layered approach is best, but should I still use both? I have AVG Pro, just upgraded to SBS&D 1.5, and am wondering if I should keep Ad-Aware(upgrade to 2007 Free). Thanks
 

A:Solved: Need for Spybot AND Ad-Aware?

Hi Id keep both.
Check. http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Internet/2004/spyware.asp
 

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I have used Spybot and Ad-Aware. Some things I am not sure if I should fix or leave them alone. For example, in Spybot it tells you that everything in red should be fixed. Some programs I see in red are things associated with programs like gator , mediaplayer , etc. that I use. Should I just let Spybot fix these known programs along with all the other stuff and on reboot these legitimate program associations will be replaced? The same thing with Ad-Aware, should I let it fix all that it finds and on reboot all necessary things will return?
 

A:Solved: Spybot, Ad-Aware,etc.

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Hi

i have a problem with hijacking (i think). Every time i go onto firefox or internet explorer i end up going to errorsafe (mainly) website and it want's me to do a scan. it also sends me to other sites as well.

I tried both ad-aware and spybot, they find something but cannot delete it. they ask me to reboot saying they will delete it upon start up but nothing happens.

thanks in advance

Brian
 

A:Solved: Help, ad-aware and spybot can't help me.

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Since yesterday, I've noticed my mouse pointer arrow "blinks" every few minutes; at the same time, my FF2.0 browser title bar also "blinks," and I hear a cooling fan come on inside the box. The CPU sounds like it's working furiously, like it does when I'm transferring or downloading data or scanning with antivirus.

My PC has never, and I emphasize never, done this before.

Any idea what this behavior might indicate?
 

A:PC acting strangely...Please help

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My net has been weird lately. It's kinda hard to explain, but I'll give it a try.

About a week ago when my parents came into town I started noticing some strange lag spikes. I didn't think much of them at the time, as I assumed my brother was just downloading something. A couple days later I noticed that I could no longer access the computers on the local network (I don't check the network very often). I could see them, I just couldn't actually access them. That was bad enough as is, then I noticed something else. Whenever I would download something, the download would hang and never complete. The download would stop at anywhere from 200k to a few megabytes. I'm still able to download on bittorrent just fine, but that's probably due to the fact that they split the download into small pieces. As I mentioned earlier, this effects gaming as well. It comes in the form of long painful lag spikes that happen frequently.

Misc info:
1. 3 of the computers are running Win2k. The 4th computer (which came on the network roughly the same time as we started having problems) runs Win98. I'm not sure if it was before or after, but it was around that time.
2. Linksys router (wired) roughly 5 yrs old.
a. I've bought 2 new routers. Both had the same network problem. Neither of the new ones could get an IP from the modem.
3. Of the 4 computers on the network, 2 were on around the time the problem was first noticed. One of them was the Win98 machi... Read more

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So you can see the other computers? In my network places right? Can you ping any of the computers? are you all on the same work group? Do you have permission's set correctly to allow access? WHen you try to access another box what is the error? If you disconnect all the other computers do you still exp the lag?you have a DSL connection? what kind of DSL modem do you have?
 

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my communications icons have disappeared and live today has stopped working, re-installing doesn't solve this problem, any suggestions? pic below:

I know its not important but its very strange. nothing else is affected.
 

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Lately my PC is acting very strange. Sometimes when i click links it takes me to the same weird dating sites. Also my Firefox V.5 will not start unless I use the install file to re-install it and open it through the install program at the end. Is there anywhere on the forum I can post a HiJackThis Log file or anything.

A:PC Acting Strangely

You need to go post in I am infected what do I do section. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html

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Hi,

My HJT started acting strangely yesterday. I had more entries than I am used to....often none. I selected those 2 put on Ignore and those 2 fix.....but it only half worked.

Just ran today's scan and C some of the same entries.....now can not put any on ignore list so they stick, or fix the others successfully.

I am sure I am not infected....just don't understand wut is wrong or wut 2 do. Will paste.....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:09:45 AM, on 12/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O23 - Service: AOL Spyware Protection Service (AOLService) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\\aolserv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: InCD Helper (InCDsrv) - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
O23 - Service: InCD Helper (read only) (InCDsrvR) - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
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A:HJT Acting Strangely

Follow Up:

I think everything OK: deleted current HJT incl manually re residue, downloaded fresh one; ran all my scans, ran new HJT, found same stuff as I pasted; put most things I recognized as necessary on Ignore, fixed remaining couple/few.....but this time, everything worked normally; one I was in doubt about & left, naturally remained after second scan.

Have no clue re wut happened, but things now appear normal.

It's Christmas; generous pundits ought not be reading HJT logs anyhow!

If something breaks in new HJT, I & my Gremlins....will be back.

Thanks &......Merry!
Jill

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Well.. lately I've been noticing that lots of times my applications will start to stop "responding", doing this off and on, but now its doing it so much that I can't to get anything done. T_T If someone could please help me, figure what is the problem, and what I should do, I will love you forever lol.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:57:47 AM, on 6/14/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Spare Backup\SpareBackup.exe
C:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix\bigfix.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\Loader\aolload.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Uniblue\RegistryBooster 2\RegistryBooster.exe
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A:PC has been acting strangely

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delayed response. If you have not received help elsewhere and still need help please follow the instructions in IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log and post the two text files, main.txt and extra.txt produced by the Deckard's System Scanner, as it has been a while since you posted.

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I had just logged onto the Internet today when a Norton dialog box popped up saying something about my NAV2005 having an error that requires that I uninstall and reinstall NAV to fix.

The box kept popping up repeatedly, so I tried to open NAV from the taskbar icon. It wouldn't, so I tried the Start Menu, which did work. Attempts to run Live Update failed with the message "Unable to connect to LiveUpdate server."

I went to the Symantec site and used their automatic diagnostic tool, which came back saying that the program's Scheduling Agent was disabled and that I'd need to go into the system config and enable it. In msconfig there were two Scheduling agents, both titled mstask.exe, one checked, the other not. I checked both and rebooted. NAV now launches from the taskbar, but LiveUpdate still won't connect.

Is this a hijack attempt or a legitimate NAV glitch?

Here's an HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:15:00 PM, on 07/11/2005
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCSETMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\IWP\NPFMNTOR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NVSVC.EXE
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For the past couple of weeks my PC has been acting incredibly weird and I believe it is related to Windows 7 however I am not completely sure. The issues I am encountering are sometimes severe like blue screens giving error messages like Memory_Management or IRQL_Not_Less_Or_Equal and sometimes it is weird errors like Windows Explorer randomly crashing or Windows Search Indexer crashing. Other errors include Windows Defender crashing or programs not being able to start, claiming they are not installed correctly but then when I restart my PC the programs start fine. The connection I notice though between all these issues is that when I get one of the error messages like "Windows Defender has stopped working" or "Windows Explorer has stopped working" I always get these three details when I click on more details in the error window:
 
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_svchost.exe_WinD_f415571319e38659e22a876286acb42e38f1fcd_cab_0d844db2\WER4C99.tmp.appcompat.txt
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_svchost.exe_WinD_f415571319e38659e22a876286acb42e38f1fcd_cab_0d844db2\WER4CAA.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_svchost.exe_WinD_f415571319e38659e22a876286acb42e38f1fcd_cab_0d844db2\WER4D48.tmp.mdmp
 
 
So yeah that is the gist of my issue. Something is clearly wrong with my Windows 7 or PC itself and I am not sure what. I have tried virus scans, sfc/scannow scans, as well a... Read more

A:PC Acting Strangely and Not Sure Why

Let's get some info on your PC,
 
Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Ok here's what happened. Been on the computer a few minutes just browsing the net when I hear a series of rapid beeps, coming from my computer. Thinking somthing had gone tits up I quickly shut the computer down and restarted.

On reboot I got the Windows check disk program appear and it said it was checking my drives for 'consistency'. As it was checking I noticed it picking up and fixing quite a lot of errors which got me worried.

The it restarted and I was back in WIndows as normal, but all of a sudden for no reason the Keyboard switched off. I took out the keyboard connector gave it a blow and rewconnected it to the back of my PC. The keyboard came back to life but as that happened the mouse switched itself off.

I took out the mouse and reconnected it to the mouse port but it was till dead, i then took off the adapter and plugged it into the USB port and it works.

Now everything seems to be working apart from the Keyboard which jerks when holding the backpace and deleting large amounts of text, beforte it used to smoothly delete everything now it stops and starts after every space.

My specs are:

P4 2.4 ghz (HT Enabled)
512 DDR PC2700
GeForce4 Ti 4200
Seagate Barracuda 80gb SATA
SB Live 5.1 Digital
Abit A17 Mobo
Windows XP pro
Chieftec 360w PSU

Can anyone tell me what happened to my PC?

I built it myself so Im worried I screwed somthing up on it, its been working fine for 2 months though.

Thanks for any replies.
 

A:PC acting strangely

Check your event viewer and device manager for conflicts, if there is nothing suspicious than definitely take a look at bios/cmos settings.Is either the mouse or Kb older, dirty or spill your coffee someplace you did not see?
 

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Hi everyone, my computer doesn't load pages correctly, things stall, pages are only text, no frames or structure, I can't poke or write messages in facebook, the whole thing is just a bit weird, not sure what's going on, I hope you can help, thanks very much.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:13:25, on 17.04.2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Programme\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Programme\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programme\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Programme\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programme\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Programme\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\imapi.exe
C:\Programme\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Programme\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programme\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
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A:Not sure if it's a bug, but my pc is acting strangely.

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I have a LG DVD\RW that is acting a little strange. I put in a DVD\RW blank disk and it sees it as a CD and not a DVD. In My Computer the drive changes from DVD ROM to CD ROM. My burning software does not recognize the media as recordable; EZ CD and Nero. It was working before but not now. In Device Manager I removed the drivers and had Windows reload them on boot up but no good. I cleaned the eye in the DVD still no good. Could it be firmware?

Any ideas?
 

A:LG DVD\RW acting strangely

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When I click on an inbox message, a reply window or a copy of the message in a new window pops up at the same time. This happens not every time, but intermittently.

Also, periodically when I delete messages (using the delete button), it will delete the selected message, plus the one beneath it.

I regularly delete the Deleted Items file and keep the Sent File pretty clean, and recenly I went through my Inbox and moved any big files that I want to save to a folder on the hard drive.

Any ideas what's going on?
 

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If I have a number of windows open (three or four, say), when I go to access the menu to choose one to look at, the menu pops up, then immediately drops down again and when I manage to click on the page I want, it doesn't access it. usually I have to click on it two or three times to get it to come up.

Oddly, the same behavior has now moved over to Word (plus, if I cut and paste material from another Word document, it pastes twice and now it's started to change the original font). In another post I reported that OE7 is acting weird, too--when I click on a message in the Inbox, it brings up a separate copy of the same message in a new window or if I reply to a message, it brings up duplicates of the reply windows.

Any ideas?
 

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Power supply on computer died a few weeks ago, power supply was fixed by guy at Geek Squad. Geek Squad guy said I have a virus, which could be removed with AOL. Ever since then
there has been a strange icon on my desktop, that says DD11KH711. I have virus scanned using used McAffee and AVG Anti Virus.
AVG anti virus. is currently "blocking" something called Shlapiw32.dll Trojan Horse Generic 2 VBD

and A0018486.dll, Trojan Horse Generic 2 VBD.

Also ever since then, McAffee, which self updated has been acting strangely. When I boot it up, I get this little yelllow box with an exclamation point saying that my computer and files are "not protected," when I try to fix it, I get an error message.
For the past few weeks my computer has been acting strangely, I get phantom USB connect and disconnect warnings and errors when trying to print things. Today I let AOL install the latest update, and it told me I had something called Delf 5N9A. For awhile it said AOL Safety and Security was blocking it, however after later going in there it was gone. Ran AVG Anti Spyware, Hijack This, Ad Aware, then AOL Safety and Security again. As of now AOL Safety and Security is still blocking Delf 5NA. I'm pasting in the Hijack This Log, and attaching the AAW and the AVG logs. AOL found Delf5NA again after I ran all three.

Hijack This

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:32:50 PM, on 5/25/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer... Read more

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only recently started using anti virus. I know, im a sheep.
Please take a look at my log. Thanks SO VERY much for all you guys do to help!
Thanks, Jason

PS when I attempted to log into this forum earlier, i was told that my email address([email protected]) was already in use by another member. Had to use my backup. Ive had that email address for 2 years now....

Any advice is greatly apppreciated

Regards,
Jason

A:32 bit vista acting strangely.

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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My computer is freezing and doing other weird things

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:57:45 PM, on 11/19/2006
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:\WINDOWS\System32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brss01a.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\B'SCLI~1\Win2K\BSCLIP.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AOpen\Mouse\Amoumain.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WPN111 Configuration Utility\wpn111.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RAMASST.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.908.5008\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe
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A:Computer Acting Strangely

"C:\WINDOWS\System32\brsvc01a.exe" - THIS MAY BE THE CULPRIT. I understand this is Brother Printer Driver. Try to Re-Install it.

Hijack this log looks ok. nothing mysterious.
 

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I am having a problem with this appearance on my desktop. I tried to set my display and found I only have 3 tabs for setting, 1.Themes,2.Apperance and 3.setting. Where is the screensaver tab gone ? When I set it to Windows xp theme it still remain in classic mode although it say windows xp. I also have a freak appearance when I leave it on for sometimes it automatically goes to the windows welcome/start screen and I just press F5 and it will return back to the page I am using. What cause this problem, please do the needfull. My OS. XP Pro. SP2. Thanks.Herewith is the HJT log.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Chee on 2008-07-29 12:23:35Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --5: 2008-07-29 19:23:41 UTC - RP125 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point4: 2008-07-28 22:53:03 UTC - RP124 - System Checkpoint3: 2008-07-27 21:25:39 UTC - RP123 - Uninstalled with Total Uninstall "AntivirXP08"2: 2008-07-27 21:09:55 UTC - RP122 - Last good restore point1: 2008-07-27 21:09:45 UTC - RP121 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Chee.exe) ------------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:24:25 PM, on 7/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (... Read more

A:Computer Acting Strangely.

Hello and welcome to BCWe 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. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay. Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator priv... Read more

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My firefox has recently been acting weird, it will randomly just not load webpages. It's been happening for kind of a while, but I figured that when Firefox 3 came out, it wouldn't be a problem, so I've just been using Safari to get around it. When I downloaded Firefox 3 today however, I still had the problem. But anyway, yeah, it won't load some webpages, it just says Loading... and will never actually get to the site but only for seemingly random websites, ie. google search, yahoo, newegg and sometimes facebook won't load. I have absolutely no idea why this is happening, so can anyone help me?

A:Firefox acting strangely

Hello cfs525

Firefox is usually pretty good at loading up pages and this has the classic malware or virus stamp all over it

I would advise you to Look over the First Steps at Removing Malware

Regards





Craig

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hi guys... new member here ...

yesterday my computer suddenly started to slow down and thus i checked in windows task manager..to my surprise there were some prosseses there that i had not seen before including lsass.exe and winexy among others.

will post a hijackthis log ......
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:57:54 PM, on 7/18/2006
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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ishost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\isnotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\issearch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ismon.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Firewall\ca.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
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A:computer acting strangely

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm
 

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I have spent the past week battling a trojan and as of last night I thought everything was OK. This morning I installed a few more things to make sure I was up to date on everything security-wise. I then ran two scans with HijackThis - one as is and then one after renaming it to see if it would catch anything else. On the second scan, it did find two entries, C: Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe and C: Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe. I did a search and found that these files were not malicious.

The trouble started when I uninstalled Adobe Reader 7 and tried to install Adobe Reader 9. It went through the whole installation process adding a third party Service Pack (Hyperion VIA) and then I rebooted but there was no sign of it ever being installed. I tried again and it was the same thing. When I searched for "adobe" using the new Windows Search 4.0 that I just installed the search results were all screwed up. In fact it listed two items that could not be previewed and they were the same two items that HiJackThis found in the second scan. I uninstalled Windows Search and after rebooting, my taskbar shortcut icons disappeared! So then I tried to do a System Restore from two days ago and it wouldn't let me (I had to disable this on the 2nd to do the virus scan so that's the earliest restore point I could try). This was the same problem I had when I was infected last week, so now I don't know what's goin... Read more

A:Computer acting very strangely!

I tried to do a System Restore from two days ago and it wouldn't let meWhat exactly happened?Have you tried using System Restore from a command prompt in Safe Mode?

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Hi

My P.C. is randomly rebotting and the mouse is doing strange things on my desktop- like moving to a different part of the screen and then slowing down/ speeding up. I`ve installed all the latest drivers from Logitech?

Also within Control Panel I have now got 2 icons duplicated -`Add/ Remove Programs` & ` Bluetooth Devices` ??

Also within Network Connections my Icon for my Router has changed from `Internet Gateway`- to `MSN- Unavailable- Device Missing`

I have ran 15 stages of malware checking (Zone Alarm, Super Antispyware, CCleaner, Spybot, AdAware, Anti-Malware, Threatfire, SpywareBlaster to name a few)- also I have used online scanners and most of the programs are now saying that I am all clear. It did remove quite a bit of junk- including Trojans. However the computer started rebooting randomly last week & hasn`t stopped?? Have got a latest HijackThis log if anyone is interested in helping me??

Thanks

A:Help Please- Help Please- Computer Acting Strangely?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/before you post a hjt log, and they do not go herewhy don't you follow step 5 in the guide and post the kasp log here instead

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My Friends: I noticed of recent my computer has been very sluggish and behaving strangely. I have Spybot and McAfee running but it looks like a virus is even attacking the McAfee, because I can't get updates. Please have a look at my HJT logs and tell me if any nasties are there. Thanks a lot.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:20:31 PM, on 10/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.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\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxMediaDB.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
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I'm using XP Sp2 and my PC has USB 2.0 ports. I had no problem with my usb ports until yesterday. I plugged a USB extension port to one of my USB port. Windows found a new device (usb root hub) and I plugged my usb pen drive to one of the extension port. But windows did not show any devices plugged in. I thought that may be the extension port is not right and I unplugged the hub. Then I plugged in my pendrive to one of my usb port. Windows recognizes the pendrive but a msg pops up saying "this device may work well if plugged into a high speed port"(something like that). Then I plugged the pendrive in my laptop(runs on Vista) and I get the same msg. What's wrong with my usb ports? They used to work fine before. Today I plugged in my pen drive to my pc and I get a msg saying usb device not recognized!!!! All the ports pops up this msg and one of the port doesn't recognize any device not even my printer!!

How can I fix this problem? What could be the problem?
I have checked Device manager and there is a Enhanced Usb controller.

p.s. Usb extension port is for usb 1.1
 

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Hey, I recently encountered a pretty big virus on my computer which rendered it pretty much useless. After extensive removal of malware using Spyware Doctor, I think I got the worst of it out of the way, but it seems ot have left my comptuer pretty badly damaged.

Mcafee AntiVirus wouldn't let me do anything, not even scan my computer as there was always a different error, and even when I installed the free AVG antivirus, that just seemed to hang.

My computer also does not recognise external flash drives like my 4GB memory stick which works fine in my other computer. I also seem to be getting a lot more blue screens than I use to which I can't seem to sort out. I have an XP CD at hand, but I don't really know how to reinstall windows using it, plus, it's a serive pack 1 CD and my computer has Serivce Pack 3. Below is my log, please help. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:21:47, on 01/06/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Computer acting strangely

Please, isn't there anything in my log that cane be disabled? I've tried doing scans with many anti virus pieces of software, but it always just stops half way through. I can't even do a Windows Update because this malware always turns off my automatic updates right after i enable them.
 

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I am running Windows XP HE 2002 Sp 3 on a Dell B110. Using Firefox as browser, using MBAM, SuperAntiSpyware, and Microsoft Security Essentials.

Using the computer this weekend, we noticed that sites looked differently than when they were previously viewed. Computer is giving the red shield with an X in it that says the computer is not protected, even though Microsoft Security Essentials is running. Ran MBAM in Safe mode and it found nothing. Ran SAS yesterday and this morning in regular mode and it found threats; trojans, fake svchost, HKCR.exe, etc. a total of 4 threats for both days. Internet is still acting erratically as certain pages keep reloading. Please advise, thank you!

A:Computer acting strangely

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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I'm having a pig of a time connecting to my wireless router. It mostly connects fine, but suddenly the connection will drop out despite XP saying it is still connected. When I doubleclick the wireless icon to bring up the Wireless Network Connection Status box, it can show the signal fluxuating from two bars to four, the speed jumping anywhere from 1Mbps to 54Mbps and the name of the network keeps vanishing and reappearing as though it's constantly losing the connection. None of these things even seem connected; the signal can be great, but the speed drops, or vice versa. Diconnecting then reconnecting solves it, at least until it happens again. My laptop is less than ten metres from the router, and no-one else in the house seems to have these problems. I've both updated and rolled back my drivers and had a defrag. Any suggestions? If this is at all related to any of the other current topics being discussed, be sure to point me to the right one.

Thanks,
Phil
 

A:Wireless acting strangely

Where did you place this wireless router?

Basement (bad idea)
 

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I'm messing around with this motherboard my dad had RMA'd to see if I can turn it into a usuable computer.

Works fine but the one thing that's got me perplexed is the DVD drives plugged into it.

The DVD writer seems to "read when it wants to", which is really weird. A lot of the time, it just won't read anything but sometimes it does read discs (I even burnt a disc using it). The drive is there in Windows Explorer and the BIOS also catches it but I can't get it to boot from the DVD drive (but it DID boot once so I managed to install Windows from it). In Windows I put discs in and it makes no attempt to read them...unless it suddenly WANTS to read them and then does.

Does this make any sense? A drive almost literally reading discs when it feels like it wants to read them.

The motherboard is an ASUS P5N-E SLI board.

A:DVD drive acting very strangely...

Bizarre one, but double check the wired connections to the back as creep has in the past done a similar turn to an old CD drive of mine.

Also are there any jumper settings to configure on the device

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Hi there. Earlier tonight, my computer suddenly turned itself off, and when I restarted it, a message came up about components of ActiveShield (which is part of my mcafee anti-virus software) being missing or not installing properly, and I can't enable it. I restarted my computer, a blue screen came up saying that hardware was missing or something, so I restarted yet again, and this time a black screen came up (the one that comes up before you enter safe mode) and asked me if I wanted to go into safe mode or start at the last good configuration. Currently, there is still the weird message from Mcafee. Please look at my log and tell if there's any problems. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:01:14 PM, on 07/06/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exeC:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:Computer Acting Very Strangely

Oh and btw, I've scanned with ad-aware and AVG and only cookies came up. =(

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Guys,

I have some strange behavior exhibited by my LiteOn DVD+/-RW drive (SHW-160P6S, current firmware). For whatever reason it suddenly is causing my system to go to a black screen and reboot whenever I insert a rewriteable DVD, either + or -. The only thing that I recall changing on my system is a recent Java update.

System configuration: EPoX 9NPA+Ultra board (nForce4 Ultra chipset), Athlon64 4000+ S939, 2GB PC3200 (4x512MB), Leadtek PCIex nVidia 6600GT 128MB video, Seagate 250GB SATA 7200RPM, BenQ 16x DVD-ROM, LIteOn DVD+/-RW (BenQ on primary master, LiteOn on secondary master), Windows XP Pro SP2 (fully updated/patched), Nero Express 6.6.1.4, InCD 4.3.23.2.

Long story short, I did a lot of troubleshooting: swapped out two different drives, tried the drive on another system, different cables, tried both optical drives as master/slave on primary and secondary channels, tried opticals on Promise IDE controller, all to no avail. I restored my system from a month old Acronis TrueImage backup, and issue went away. However, within a couple days (likely due to system updates), the issue resurfaced.

I finally threw in the towel and did a clean Windows XP install. Guess what, the DVD+/-RW drive issue is still with me. I can put in a blank DVD+ or - R disc, and all is well. It will burn w/o issue, and read. It will read other burned DVD's. But, just like before, almost immediately upon accessing a rewriteable DVD the system goes to black screen and reboots.

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Would someone please check my hijack this log? Thank you very much.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 6:57:12 PM, on 1/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCrawl.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\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:\WINDOWS\system32\mctsc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:Computer Acting Strangely.....

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I am using windows XP and my computer is suddenly running very sluggishly for no 'apparent' reason. Can you tell me please how to post my startup list bearing in mind that I am a comparitive beginner. Perhaps then you would have a look to see if there is anything that shouldn't be there. Can you also tell me the best free Spyware to use. Thanks Jaycee
 

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Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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Okay, I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Vista, and suddenly I cannot use the DVD drive. I put a disk in it used to be able to read just fine, and now it show's me file sizes of 44 bytes for the MP3 files on it, and will not do anything with the files, like play them or show the names of the files. I'm quite sure those files are far larger than 44 bytes, and sometimes it will not even list the files, just just hangs up and won't even list them, but when it does the file sizes are all the same, 44 bytes, which cannot be true.

So, do I have some virus or malware that might be causing the problem, or do I have a hardware issue?

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A:DVD/CD drive acting strangely

Hi and welcome to TSF please try these http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems the first is meant for service packs or when you have removed a burning program but could still help

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For reasons I can not figure out when i attempt to open itunes it 1) takes a very long time to open (over 10 minutes usually) 2) it opens but is unresponsive unless it is the only thing open on my desktop and 3) it immediately freezes when it detects my ipod classic. I have started to like itunes less and less over time but i still fins it quite useful when it works properly. If any one can help solve these strange issues which did not start up until recently it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Depending on what version you currently have you can always try uninstalling and either upgrading or downgrading accordingly. OldVersion.com has old iTunes versions that may work for you. Another thought would be to go to another program like WinAmp. It doesn't have a store (to my knowledge) like iTunes does, so if you use that feature of iTunes you're kind of out of luck. But they have recently improved their support for iPods a lot. Most iPod devices are found automatically without the need for plugins.

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My number pad is acting strangely. I am using a HP Pavilion DV6.

For instance, if I type 2 on the top row, everything is fine. However, if I type 2 on the number pad it types 72 and Turns on Caps Lock and opens a help window.

Some numbers are fine, but others aren't like 3 which shows up as *3zc

Some numbers on the number pad dim the screen, and for instance the divide symbol opens up a remote screen option for like dual screen ect.

So anyone have any ideas. Is there an mapping command that is on. Is there a way to reset it to normal settings?

I have done a restore to this past Friday, but the keys are still messed up.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello,
 
Here I am again, but this time the problem's with my laptop. I recently started to notice two things. Firstly, the RAM usage was always over 60% (I have 4GB), even when nothing was open and all unnecessary processes were closed. The CPU usage will also get very high for no particular reason. The second, and much more serious thing, concerns waking from sleep mode. Whenever I turn the computer on from sleep, the Num Lock and Caps Lock lights start blinking simultaneously, the fan starts going super fast (I have NEVER heard the laptop's fan go this fast since I bought it, nor any other computer's.) and the screen does not turn on. A force shut-down is necessary to fix this problem.
I have posted the DDS and Farbar logs below:
 
--EDIT 8pm--
Situation is worse. Task Manager is not working, CPU has been insanely high today. I keep getting a 'No Antivirus' from Action Centre. The whole laptop has slowed down a lot and Windows Explorer will no longer open on startup - I must do Run>explorer.exe to get it working.
 
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Ozan at 8:53:15 on 2014-04-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.4070.1438 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
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A:Need help - laptop is acting very strangely

Just an update:
Things are better now, all the problems described are still present, but tI can now get into Task Manager and the explorer.exe thing is hit-or-miss.
I will be travelling and therfore will not have the laptop with me until the 23rd, so please keep this topic open.
Thanks.

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Uusally I have to unlpug and replug my router every week becuase it quits working (Timeouts for web sites, etc.) So I did this earlier today and everything seemed to work fine but I am now unable to access its functions (by typing its IP address and using a login/pass)
Also, using ipconfig, it now shows me my ISP and the real ip address from our ISP rather than that the router gives me. The same thing shows up on another pc connected to it. The router is a linksys wirelss-g model WRT54G.
Anyone care to explain what's going on here?

Edit: I took a closer look at the ip address it gives me and its slightly different on the two systems, but its still not the 192.168.... stuff that the router gives out.
 

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