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

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A: (Solved) AD-AWARE and SPYBOT acting 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

A:LAN/WAN acting strangely

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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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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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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I've run about everything I can run on this machine. I've run the full spectrum of utilties to cleanup the viruses and trojans on this XP home system. Everything reports clean, but I still cannot run Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, ZoneAlarn, Norton, etc. unless I boot in safe mode. I'm thinkning the regististry is toast, but I don't know which product would reliably fix it. Since it's a Compaq machine, the way to repair XP is to run the Recovery, which I believe formats the whole thing. Is there somewhere in the registry I can fix to make it behave?
 

A:Solved: Can't launch ad-aware, spybot, norton, etc unless safe mode

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Hi all,
 
Been having quite a few issues with chrome recently.
 
- when clicking a link that automatically opens a new tab, I frequently get the "could not load page" screen and have to refresh before the link works.
 
- youtube links rarely work. Instead I get redirected to the main youtube homepage screen.
 
- often pages that have visuals will sometimes be displayed without the images (just text)
 
- Wikipedia links just redirect to the main page and then get a bad gateway error.
 
- Other weird redirects (image is what happened when I tried to write this post on chrome) - http://s980.photobucket.com/user/joelsinger/media/Screenshot1_zpscd424a41.png.html?o=0
 
Only seems to be happening in chrome and IE is fine.
 
Have run Malwarebytes, AVG, ESET, Hitman Pro with the chance that it's some sort of bug that's redirecting me. 
 
Any suggestions?
 
Running Win 8 on a Fujitsu budget student laptop - (possibly ram is an issue but then surely it would happen in IE too)

A:Chrome acting very strangely

Could try resetting the browser...
 
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3296214?hl=en

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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
 

A:Computer acting 'strangely'

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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hello everyone,


about a month ago also my desktop started to act weird!
If I am on it there isn't any problems but when i leave it for sometime and come back to it nothing is working. When I try to do anything it goes bonkers and all over the place!
I tried to find out what it was but without any success. My antivirus doesn't show anything neither does my avg antispyware!
When I turn it off and start again everything is fine until i leave it again for a while.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


thank you.

I run on xp service pack 2

A:my desktop is acting strangely!!!!!!!!!

see if anything is listed in the event viewer

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Some basic information before I continue: OS is Windows XP SP2, anti-virus is AVG Free, and my firewall is Comodo Pro. Additionally, I have Malware Bytes as anti-malware.This is a continuation of an unanswered thread I posted on Aug 7th. Since then, my problems have changed, so the old thread has been deleted. Here's a brief recap of that thread: I posted about a potential malware infection on my computer. It basically wiped out my Comodo Firewall, shutting down every part of it, and redirected me to sites like shopica.com when I tried to do a search on Google. When I rebooted my computer, my internet access was gone (as in I wasn't connected at all), and when I clicked on My Network Places to try and reconnect, I was presented with a window stating my computer would shut down because the "DCOM Service Process Launcher Terminated Unexpectedly." When I scanned my computer for malware using AVG Free's scanner and Malware Bytes, there was nothing. Suspecting MSblaster, I transferred over a program (from Symantec) that found and rooted out that specific virus, but it too found nothing. I have tried to go back to the Last Known Good Configuration, but the problem remains. That was basically my situation as of Aug 7th.Situation as of now: Since then, I've discovered additional problems on my computer. It refuses to read CDs anymore or flash drives. That combined with no internet access has made transferring anything between computers to be impossible. I ha... Read more

A:Computer acting strangely.

We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.

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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.
 
Thanks
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]
.
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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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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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

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

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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?

a.

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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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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"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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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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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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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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Hi,

I had an infection before:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f100...ad-341213.html

All was well, installed McAfee and used Malwarebytes to scan regularly, then all of a sudden left the PC for the day came back and I had IE popups everywhere and a random exe crashing in the background.

It's strange because I never use IE

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DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Damaja at 17:52:25.32 on 01/05/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2047.1531 [GMT 1:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_1\bin\fbguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gearsec.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
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A:Computer Acting Strangely - Please Help

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delayed response.

As it has been quite a while since you posted, we would like to see the latest state of your system if you still need help. Please post a fresh set of logs requested in our pre-posting process outlined below:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2939 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 7 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294453 MB, Free - 198524 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Updated and Enabled

A few days ago our computer started to be unresponsive to the mouse at times, at other times the mouse seems to highlight everything, sometimes getting stuck to icons, moving them around when you move the mouse, or get jammed and/or unresponsive. We ran malwarebytes and tried system restore. Neither made any difference.
 

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I have a custom built laptop, it is only two years old and has been working on top speed forever. Recently however, I've noted a few strange things.
 
First of all, there is my Windows theme. It was switched to classic windows theme and won't revert back to the Aero. Another problem is my K9 Web Protection, which Iobit Malware Fighter claims to be a threat called
 
Windows Prime Booster, REG, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\BCKD, 2014846
Misleading.FakeAV, REG, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bckd&ImagePath, 2014883
 
Which I manually deleted, then freshly re installed a new downloaded version of K9. But I still receive it as a threat.
 
Another problem is gaming, which I have never had a problem with. Time to time I'll kicked off the clients. I've been trying to play on the LOWEST possible graphical settings. Which is strange because my laptop was built for gaming...
 
The final problem I noticed was my Windows active and inactive bars. They've been casually flickering time to time. Also even when there is only one window open.
 
I've tried restoring my system, but the problems persists. I'm thinking I am infected. Is there a possible solution?
 
Here's my computer's specs:
 

OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Versio:n 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description:  Not Available
OS Manufacture:r Microsoft Corporation
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Hello, due to that fact that it's (K9) behavior can be seen as intrusive on the system some tools will mark it for removal. You can uncheck at the scan before removing.Let's run these and see what else may be on here. K9 may get pulled againPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Plea... 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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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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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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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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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
 

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Where did you place this wireless router?

Basement (bad idea)
 

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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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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

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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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