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I got skeered when a page popped up and wanted $300 or they'd encrypt my files

Q: I got skeered when a page popped up and wanted $300 or they'd encrypt my files

Kids, I am not sure iffen this corntraption is soon to explode or collapse. I had a page pop up while watchin a streamin movie, said page seemed to represent the "Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security Ransomware" or some similar nefarious scoundrel. I shut the page down only by resorting to Ctrl-Alt-Dlt, went to draggin and droppin files to Discs, cuz I ain't set up a big enuf external hard drive, to hold two backups atta time. Tho I don't actually know what a backup file looks like, nor how to access the files in said backup file. Mea Culpa, I gotta remedy that shortcomin. Well low and behold to this point my files do not yet seem to have changed and I can access this cornprutter so I may not have a problem. But its been a year or two since i got this gem and it prolly needs a good tendin to,
 
So I have available the two DDS files  to begin a cleanup process. First the dds.txt
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
Run by Dave Haddad at 10:33:24 on 2014-02-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2013.748 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\eMachines\Registration\GREGsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMYPRT.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\psi_tray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\eMachines\eMachines Updater\UpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\Canon IJ Network Scan Utility\CNMNSUT.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\Solution Menu EX\CNSEMAIN.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\splwow64.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WUDFHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\sua.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k SDRSVC
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_43.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_43.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\Windows\System32\cscript.exe
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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uStart Page = hxxp://emachines.msn.com
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://emachines.msn.com
mWinlogon: Userinit = userinit.exe,
BHO: AutorunsDisabled - <orphaned>
BHO: avast! Online Security: {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper: {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
BHO: SmartSelect Class: {F4971EE7-DAA0-4053-9964-665D8EE6A077} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
TB: Adobe PDF: {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
TB: Adobe PDF: {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
TB: avast! Online Security: {CC1A175A-E45B-41ED-A30C-C9B1D7A0C02F} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE.dll
uRun: [AdobeBridge] <no file>
mRun: [Acrobat Assistant 8.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
mRun: [IJNetworkScanUtility] C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\Canon IJ Network Scan Utility\CNMNSUT.EXE
mRun: [Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat_sl.exe"
mRun: [CanonSolutionMenuEx] C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\Solution Menu EX\CNSEMAIN.EXE /logon
mRun: [AvastUI.exe] "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe" /nogui
mRun: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
StartupFolder: C:\PROGRA~3\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\SECUNI~1.LNK - C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\psi_tray.exe
mPolicies-Explorer: NoActiveDesktop = dword:1
mPolicies-Explorer: NoActiveDesktopChanges = dword:1
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = dword:5
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = dword:3
mPolicies-System: EnableUIADesktopToggle = dword:0
IE: Append Link Target to Existing PDF - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
IE: Append to Existing PDF - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
IE: Convert Link Target to Adobe PDF - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
IE: Convert to Adobe PDF - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503}
TCP: NameServer = 192.168.1.254
TCP: Interfaces\{ABCEC715-48A2-46DC-9DF5-6A7DBB132B2D} : DHCPNameServer = 192.168.1.254
TCP: Interfaces\{BCDA8412-3128-41BF-A242-FD5B7F32D39A} : DHCPNameServer = 192.168.1.254
TCP: Interfaces\{BCDA8412-3128-41BF-A242-FD5B7F32D39A}\2375942554032303 : DHCPNameServer = 192.168.1.254
TCP: Interfaces\{BCDA8412-3128-41BF-A242-FD5B7F32D39A}\2375942554830303 : DHCPNameServer = 192.168.1.254
Handler: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
x64-BHO: avast! Online Security: {318A227B-5E9F-45bd-8999-7F8F10CA4CF5} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE64.dll
x64-BHO: avast! Online Security: {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE64.dll
x64-BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
x64-TB: avast! Online Security: {318A227B-5E9F-45bd-8999-7F8F10CA4CF5} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE64.dll
x64-TB: avast! Online Security: {CC1A175A-E45B-41ED-A30C-C9B1D7A0C02F} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE64.dll
x64-Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s
x64-Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
x64-Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
x64-Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
x64-Run: [CanonMyPrinter] C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe /logon
x64-Handler: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - <orphaned>
x64-Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
x64-SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
.
================= FIREFOX ===================
.
FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\Dave Haddad\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\hlv0d6qt.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.google.com/advanced_search
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AIR\nppdf32.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\Easy-PhotoPrint EX\NPEZFFPI.DLL
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\plugin\npgeplugin.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.22.3\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight\5.1.20913.0\npctrlui.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\NPWLPG.dll
FF - plugin: C:\ProgramData\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\MozillaPlugins\nprpchromebrowserrecordext.dll
FF - plugin: C:\ProgramData\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\MozillaPlugins\nprphtml5videoshim.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\Dave Haddad\AppData\Local\Citrix\Plugins\104\npappdetector.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_12_0_0_43.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\npDeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\npmproxy.dll
.
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
.
R0 aswRvrt;avast! Revert;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswRvrt.sys [2013-3-19 65776]
R0 aswVmm;avast! VM Monitor;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswVmm.sys [2013-3-19 207904]
R1 aswKbd;aswKbd;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswKbd.sys [2013-5-29 22600]
R1 aswSnx;aswSnx;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswSnx.sys [2012-10-5 1034464]
R1 aswSP;aswSP;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswSP.sys [2012-10-5 422216]
R2 aswMonFlt;aswMonFlt;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswMonFlt.sys [2012-10-5 78648]
R2 avast! Antivirus;avast! Antivirus;C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe [2014-1-8 50344]
R2 GREGService;GREGService;C:\Program Files (x86)\eMachines\Registration\GREGsvc.exe [2010-1-8 23584]
R2 MBAMScheduler;MBAMScheduler;C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe [2013-9-24 418376]
R2 MBAMService;MBAMService;C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe [2013-9-24 701512]
R2 Secunia PSI Agent;Secunia PSI Agent;C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\psia.exe [2013-12-6 1229528]
R2 Secunia Update Agent;Secunia Update Agent;C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\sua.exe [2013-12-6 662232]
R2 Updater Service;Updater Service;C:\Program Files\eMachines\eMachines Updater\UpdaterService.exe [2010-9-2 243232]
R3 aswStm;aswStm;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswstm.sys [2014-1-8 79672]
R3 MBAMProtector;MBAMProtector;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys [2013-9-24 25928]
R3 netr28x;Ralink 802.11n Extensible Wireless Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\netr28x.sys [2013-2-25 2426672]
R3 PSI;PSI;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\psi_mf_amd64.sys [2013-12-6 18456]
R3 RTL8167;Realtek 8167 NT Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\Rt64win7.sys [2010-9-2 291328]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2013-9-11 105144]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2013-9-11 124088]
S3 FLEXnet Licensing Service 64;FLEXnet Licensing Service 64;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService64.exe [2011-7-30 1038088]
S3 IEEtwCollectorService;Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service;C:\Windows\System32\ieetwcollector.exe [2013-12-11 111616]
S3 ivusb;Initio Driver for USB Default Controller;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ivusb.sys [2010-7-28 29720]
S3 rt70x64;Linksys Home Wireless-G USB Adaptor Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\netr7064.sys [2010-4-27 388448]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\TsUsbFlt.sys [2011-7-31 59392]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;C:\Windows\System32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2011-7-30 1255736]
S4 wlcrasvc;Windows Live Mesh remote connections service;C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mesh\wlcrasvc.exe [2010-9-22 57184]
.
=============== Created Last 30 ================
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2014-02-01 12:09:04    --------    d-----w-    C:\ProgramData\HitmanPro
2014-01-31 13:35:40    10315576    ----a-w-    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{4D6917B4-62A3-4C3A-94ED-46A7BDF5471C}\mpengine.dll
2014-01-30 16:41:16    --------    d-----w-    C:\ProgramData\34BE82C4-E596-4e99-A191-52C6199EBF69
2014-01-30 16:27:53    --------    d-----w-    C:\Users\Dave Haddad\AppData\Local\Secunia PSI
2014-01-30 16:27:40    --------    d-----w-    C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia
2014-01-30 00:11:29    --------    d-----w-    C:\Windows\Migration
2014-01-15 10:58:31    53248    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbehci.sys
2014-01-15 10:58:30    325120    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbport.sys
2014-01-15 10:58:29    99840    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbccgp.sys
2014-01-15 10:58:29    343040    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbhub.sys
2014-01-15 10:58:29    30720    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbuhci.sys
2014-01-15 10:58:28    7808    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbd.sys
2014-01-15 10:58:28    25600    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbohci.sys
2014-01-15 10:58:26    3156480    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\win32k.sys
2014-01-15 10:58:23    376768    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\netio.sys
2014-01-08 23:15:24    79672    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswstm.sys
.
==================== Find3M  ====================
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2014-01-20 16:46:56    71048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2014-01-20 16:46:56    692616    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2014-01-08 23:15:16    207904    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswVmm.sys
2014-01-08 23:15:16    1034464    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswSnx.sys
2014-01-08 23:15:15    78648    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswMonFlt.sys
2014-01-08 23:15:15    43152    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\avastSS.scr
2013-12-18 12:13:56    270496    ------w-    C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe
2013-12-06 14:47:12    18456    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\psi_mf_amd64.sys
2013-12-03 20:55:03    940032    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\MsSpellCheckingFacility.exe
2013-12-03 20:55:03    194048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\elshyph.dll
2013-12-03 14:26:05    65776    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswRvrt.sys
2013-12-03 14:26:04    92544    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswRdr2.sys
2013-11-26 10:19:07    2724864    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\mshtml.tlb
2013-11-26 10:18:23    4096    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\ieetwcollectorres.dll
2013-11-26 09:48:07    66048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\iesetup.dll
2013-11-26 09:46:25    48640    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\ieetwproxystub.dll
2013-11-26 09:23:02    2724864    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\mshtml.tlb
2013-11-26 09:18:39    139264    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\ieUnatt.exe
2013-11-26 09:18:09    111616    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\ieetwcollector.exe
2013-11-26 09:16:57    708608    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\jscript9diag.dll
2013-11-26 08:35:02    5769216    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\jscript9.dll
2013-11-26 08:28:16    553472    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\jscript9diag.dll
2013-11-26 08:16:12    4243968    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\jscript9.dll
2013-11-26 08:02:16    1995264    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\inetcpl.cpl
2013-11-26 07:32:06    1928192    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\inetcpl.cpl
2013-11-26 07:07:57    2334208    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\wininet.dll
2013-11-26 06:33:33    1820160    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\wininet.dll
2013-11-23 18:26:20    417792    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\WMPhoto.dll
2013-11-23 17:47:34    465920    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\WMPhoto.dll
2013-11-12 02:23:09    2048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\tzres.dll
2013-11-12 02:07:29    2048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\tzres.dll
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============= FINISH: 10:34:21.13 ===============
 and now the Attach.txt 
 

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So now i will go back to the preparation guide previous to postin and see if there is something else I need to do afor one of you delightful characters come to my aid.
 
I have run HitManPro and the result was no threats detected. I found no log files for the scan by Hitman. So assume the no threats was correct.
 
I await you assistance in my trek to optimum puttin.

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: I got skeered when a page popped up and wanted $300 or they'd encrypt my files

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

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

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

A: I got skeered when a page popped up and wanted $300 or they'd encrypt my files

Please remove this reply. Thanks Dave

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

Last week I have been messing around with Windows Firewall Control, and have enabled Medium Filtering.
This denies all apps from accessing the internet, unless I allow them manually, one by one.
Is this boring process going to increase my ransomware protection (refer to title)?

PS. Please don't hijack this thread with recommendations of anti-ransomware protection like CF, I already know them. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Do all ransomware files require an active Internet connection in order to encrypt your files?

I am under the assumption that Ransomware encrypts files upon execution.

Wait for an expert to reply.
 

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I have been trying to encrypt a folder using PGP 9.0.6 and Cryptainer Secure It 3.1.7.

http://www.cypherix.com/

http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=pgp

What's weird is that the folder and the files within it will not encrypt and I don't know why? Further more the folder will actually be missing files. Can anybody explain to me? No, I am not setting the applications to erase files after completion.

PGP Conventional Encryption has worked finally. I tried all the obvious stuff first like closing all non-essential volumes (virtual disk that are created and encrypted by PGP), transferring the files to another drive, etc.

On a slightly separate issue. I did have some data corruption involving an older and separate group of files. However I deemed that to a hardware failure or a OS/Software failure. Figured it might provide valid insight.

Update: Now my PGP conventional encryption, non .exe file generation worked. I don't understand why it wouldn't work? Going to rename the source folder and try again. MY encrypted .exe file generation with PGP should work.

I tried again. PGP conventional encryption and PGP Zip both encrypted fine. I tried creating a PGP .exe file and again it failed and files are missing; why?

I've done a full virus scan and spyware scan. No known threats detected that would cause this. I've done two system wipes in the past months. I've also removed, reinstalled, and or repaired the installation of both a... Read more

A:Unable To Encrypt Files & A Number Of Files Are Missing After Attempt.

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A few days ago, I noticed a popup saying computer wanted to reboot and would if I didn't postpone it. I wasn't doing anything, so I went ahead and did it. The windows updates (running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) applied and I got back to the desktop. Adobe put up a box saying there was an update for it too, so I clicked on it. Before I could start it though, I got a windows box that said "Encrypting File System" and told me to backup my file encryption certificate and key. After some searching on google with a different computer, I found that this sometimes come up even if you have never encrypted anything as I have not. So I went ahead and let it save the key to a flash drive. I did the cipher /u command to find if any files were encrypted. It found thousands of files in 7 directories. Mostly pictures (.jpg) on the second hard drive and they weren't viewable.

Error: "Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location."

Filenames were green in explorer. So I tried using the backup of the encryption certificate and key. It seemed to restore just fine, but all the files were still encrypted. I tried the decript command "cipher /d" but that wanted to either be in the directory or specify the directory/filename and the list from the /u just flew by and would only scroll back so far.

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A:decrypt files files that I didn't encrypt

Well, from what I've been able to find and try, looks like those last two directories are simply not recoverable. Since I didn't encrypt them in the first place, I don't seem to have a key for it.

So, for the future...
What made it encrypt those directories so I can not do it again?
What should I do now to prevent problems like this again? Just backup my encryption key and try and remember where I backed it up to? The current one should be good for a while. One of the many things I tried was extending the expiration date to 2113.

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Hi All
i encrypt some files (Properties ->General ->advanced ) but from that time any file i created it , it become encrypt defalutly , how fix it?

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If your computer ever becomes permanently unbootable and if you didn't back up your key with those files then Windows encrypted files will be lost. Beware of that. Accordingly people recommend True Crypt instead.

A:Don't want others see your files. Encrypt them with XP

Blade Jones makes a good point regarding NTFS encryption. It is a very valuable feature but you must understand the implications of using it. On this forum and others I have seen many cases where a user has reinstalled the OS or upgraded to a later version, only to find that important encrypted files are no longer accessible. This is a serious matter. NTFS encryption scrambles the contents of a file using a key that is a part of the user account. If that key is lost, and it will be when the OS is reinstalled., it is almost impossible to decrypt such files. Creating a new account with the same name and password will not create the same key.

It is possible to backup the encryption key before an OS reinstall but few people do so, or are even aware of the need.

With any encryption method involving a password be very sure you do not forget it! Forum rules do not permit help with lost passwords.

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a while back i encrypted a file useing winzip, and now i want to open it but i dont know what that password i set for it was. is there any program that will unencrypt it or a way to find the password? thanks
 

A:How to un encrypt .zip files?

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Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.

Sunil

A:Encrypt files

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Originally Posted by skaundal


Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.

Sunil




I believe it is becasue when you originally encrypted the file, it used the original user account information to create the hash, etc for the encryption. When yoou reinstalled, did you recreate the user accounts with the same names as originally created?

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Hello,

I'm looking for advice on how best to encrypt a few files.
Nothing huge just a meg or two of Word & XL files.
At the moment I just burn on disc & do not keep on the computer & hide the discs.
Looking for some "better than what is available on XP Pro" program that is less than $50.

Any ideas?

fmg

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i use encrypt files v1.5 to encrypted some word, excel and pictures. but today when i input the right password, it said: "check message log for errors"
and now i cannot see those files,what's the problem?

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I am attempting to encrypt files on a Windows 7 OS using EFS.
Receiving an error that states "The File Recovery certificate being outdated or expired is the most frequent cause of this invalid recovery certificate message".

I have located this to an expired certificate under RSoP, belonging to an account called sysadmin. The problem is that this laptop was a computer that I was given when I left my previous job. I'm presuming that account belong to the tech support team. It no longer exists under user accounts.
I've logged on with the Administrator account and recreated a certificate and generated the DRA, but still receive the same error. The certificate for sysadmin under RSoP still remains.
 

A:Unable to encrypt files using EFS

You're up a creek without a paddle man. EFS is non-trivial and you need the original Recovery Agent to access it.

Consider this scenario:

disk is EFS
user X has a password
user X account is deleted, but the data is kept
we discover, oops, we need something
recreate user X and even reuse the same original password
ACCESS DENIED results.
The encryption key is created such that it is unique to

the HD
the partition
the user
his/her password
time of day the password is created
The ONLY choice is to have created the Recovery Agent while the account was still active.
 

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Is there a way for me to encrypt files in Windows 7 Home premium? When I go to Properties > General tab > Advanced, the option to encrypt it is greyed out.

If possible, without 3rd party software please. If not, a link to some good free software.

A:Encrypt files in W7HP

I recommend truecrypt it's free software. You can encrypt os drive, data drives or folders.
TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

if you want to encrypt without 3rd party you need to get higher version of windows 7 because i think home premium doesn't have that functionality

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Hello!
I installed clean windows XP on my "C" disk and i moved some files to "D" disk before installation. And now i can't access them, because i didn't save profile.
I tryd Advanced EFS Data Recovery (full version), but i can't decrypt files because they can't find profile.
 

A:Encrypt files after install

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I looked up how to encrypt files and it said windows 7 had a encryption software built in. I went to properties and went to the advance options and there was encrypt file for secure data or something like that. But it was unselectable.

A:How do encrypt files on my windows 7?

Whether you need to protect internal or removable drives, BitLocker in Windows 7 makes that protection easy because it works with almost any drive. Windows 7 simplifies the encryption of internal drives by automatically creating the hidden boot partition
necessary to use BitLocker to protect the OS volume, eliminating the need to manually select that option during installation or to repartition the drive afterward. Best of all, BitLocker can be enabled on drives running Windows 7 with a simple right-click...STEP
BY STEP GUIDE FOR SIMPLE ENCRYPTION IS:-
1.To enable encryption you would right click a folder or file and then choose Properties from the displaying menu.
2.Once the Properties page appears you would click the Advanced button on the General Tab and choose the Select the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, and then click OK.
3.Another dialog box will come up to give you the option of applying the changes to the folder only or to the folder, any subfolders found and the files within.
[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] – It is important to note that once you start encrypting information that you should back up your encryption certificate which is the “key” to lock and unlock the data. If your certificate and
key are lost or damaged and you do not have a backup, in most cases where a local system is involved, that encrypted information is lost as it remains forever locked.
 
 
There are more recovery options available to you when ... Read more

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Okay guys, here's one for you. After a recent reboot, today at about 13:00 GMT I switched on my computer and it decided to run CHKDSK on my external backup drive. I let it run because it's been having a few problems with certain folders saying they were corrupted and not leting me acces files. However when it had finished stage 2 it seemed to load and restore a bunch of .mid files with religous names. I've checked the drive with AVG and found nothing, I looked on the drive for the files and have found nothing. I have no files with the names that were used and am quite confused. A quick search of the net yielded no results so I thought I'd ask on here; anyone else had this or know what it is? Virus? Message from God himself?

852
 

A:Strangely named files popped up after CHKDSK ran

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I have 484 infections,about 7 viruses and over a dozen malware.
Here is my panda active scan report. Im not sure where to go from here.
My computer is super slow and we both thank you for the help!

Incident Status Location

Potentially unwanted tool:application/funweb Not disinfected c:\windows\downloaded program files\f3initialsetup1.0.0.15.inf
Potentially unwanted tool:application/bestoffer Not disinfected c:\windows\smdat32m.sys
Potentially unwanted tool:application/winfixer2005 Not disinfected c:\program files\common files\WinSoftware
Potentially unwanted tool:application/need2find Not disinfected c:\program files\Need2Find
Adware:adware/wupd Not disinfected c:\program files\Windows AdStatus
Potentially unwanted tool:application/regclean32 Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Eric and Paula\Application Data\Registry Cleaner
Adware:adware/deskwizz Not disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:adware/wintools Not disinfected Windows Registry
Spyware:spyware/safesurf Not disinfected Windows Registry
Potentially unwanted tool:application/mywebsearch Not disinfected hkey_classes_root\clsid\{147A976E-EEE1-4377-8EA7-4716E4CDD239}
Adware:adware/rxtoolbar Not disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:adware/popupsearches Not disinfected Windows Registry
Spyware:Cookie/888 Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Aarons\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Atwola Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Aarons\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
Spyware... Read more

A:Solved: Did Halloween come early?! Because I am skeered!

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Hey Oh My,
 
I got a mess and I cain't get up. Okey dokey. I is gonna start the puzzle. I was watchin a movie (okay streamin) and some pop up pages, popped up and as usual I closed them. Well one was stubborn and kept askin me, Iffen I wanted to leave the page, I wanted to, but it decided I shouldn't, so I pulled out the ole ctrl alt delete bat, and hit em onna haid. Upon restart I was reintroduced to said previous page requesting the $300 bucks. So now I looked at it and lo and behold the FBI, Cyber somethin or tother had been watchin my travels and decided I should go purchase a 300 dollar card and submit it to a certain site.
Okay I got nervous and google became my friend, till I remembered, I had much better friends, that prolly knew something about this stuff. Hustlin over to Bleepin Cornpruter, I frantically started readin posts and decided I was way over my head and had no Idea which way to turn. Got out the discs and burner, and comenced draggin n droppin.  Since I was afraid it might get to my external hard drive I burned most important files and looked to see if some of them were already encrypted. Okay now I gotta tell ya I don't know what an encrypted file looks like, so a fine tizzy I find myself in.
 
Now I am waitin for the whole thing to implode and wonder if there is something to be done, before Armaggedon arrives. Yeah, I  supposedly have been backin up but my external is too small and wont hold but one back up atta time, I have been dere... Read more

A:They want $300 to un encrypt my files, not so quick big fella I know somebody.

So now I looked at it and lo and behold the FBI, Cyber somethin or tother had been watchin my travels and decided I should go purchase a 300 dollar card and submit it to a certain site

Hello -
1 This is just a Scam infection, and the FBI never saw anything
2 Do not panic.
3 There are Self Help guides, or ...............
4 Guided help in the Malware Removal forums
 
Please advise us of the option you wish to use, and post a link back to your new topic.
 
U.S.A. Cyber Security Ransomware is part of the Troj/Urausy Ransomware family <= Link - This is a typical example of the infection.Read Entire Removal Guide <= Link - At the bottom of the article
You have the choice of attempting the above guide, or just posting directly to Malware Removal area.
Please note there will be a wait of about 3 days for the Experts to reply.
 
As you are badly infected, you can follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide starting at Step #6.
 
NOTE :If you are unable to complete any step, please post the topic and leave a full description of your problems
 
When you have done that, start a new topic and post the required logs to  Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts.
 
 Please Use Copy and Paste for all your responses, and Do Not Attach any unless your helper specifically requests this.
 
 If Help Bot responds to your t... Read more

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is it possible to change the extension of the file...let's just say a file is called wallpaper.jpg

can i change the extension to let say instead of jpg and change it to pgj...or somthing else...so the file now is wallpaper.pgj...

would this stop the file from opening..

i know u guys must be wondering why ...it's because i have some adult wallpapers from sites like desktop girls and others... which are in jpg format ...i don't want to delete them...
 

A:how can i encrypt or hide jpeg files

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Is there a secure and low-cost way to encrypt Quicken, Excel and PowerPoint files and email them to yourself, so you'll always have backups of your personal data?
I've seen free utilities advertised, but don't know whether it is safe to use them.
Is any of these utilities suitable for dial-up... My area does not have DSL, and won't have cable for a few months yet!

Thanks

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Hello,

Please help!
I have a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional O/S.
I've used external HDDs for months now, but today when I plug any external/portable HDD/SDD in it prompts me "Before you can save files on this drive, you need to encrypt it using BitLocker"...!!!
See attached screen shot.

I can open the drive, but I cannot do a thing with it. This is causing me all kinds of grief.

I didn't even know I had BitLocker on my laptop, as it is Windows 7 Pro. I don't want it.

There is no BitLocker option when I write-click my drive. There is no BitLocker To Go installed etc...

Can someone help me to write to my drives and remove BitLocker if needed??

Kind Regards,
LB

A:Before you can save files, you need to encrypt with BitLocker

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

BitLocker Drive Encryption - BitLocker To Go - Turn On or Off

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I see tell-tale signs of Cryptowall on my Act! server - HELP_DECRYPT.* files dropped in a bunch of folders.  However, database is fully functional.  Does anyone have an idea of what type of files get encrypted? Had this happen before on a file server and just about everything was unusuable - doc, xls, pdf, etc.  

A:Cryptowall 3.0 - what type of files does it encrypt?

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A black command box popped up in the top left hand corner displaying two lines that read 0 files copied. What does this mean? Technical difficulties? Software? Registry? Virus? Also, I have noticed my boot ups are sometimes laggy or slow. How can I have it booting up like I did the first time I got it?

Running Windows 7 64-bit

Ran MBAM
aswMBR
and Super antispyware

Nothing was detected on the MBAM or aswMBR, and Super just cleared up tracking cookies.

So, is there something wrong with my computer or am I just being paranoid?

A:Black command box popped up displaying 0 files copied

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

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Hello,

1) What are encrypted files and how do we know which files are encrypted and which are not.
2) i know its against the TSF rules to discuss anything related to password recovery or anything like that but just curious to know when anybody forget the password and if they are able to remove or change the password , would it affect encrypted files in anyway ??

3) Is their any way we can make any file encrypted or if we need to how we can remove encryption of any file.

Thanks

A:what are encrypted files ?? do we have any way to encrypt or decrypt and file ??

An encrypted file or folder is a file or folder that only someone with the appropriate permissions can view.

If you are the administrator of a computer with folders or files on it that you have created then you can encrypt them and only someone with the appropriate permissions i.e you and anyone else you give permission to can see and view the contents of that folder or file.

You can only do things with the file if you created it or are the administrator or have the appropriate permissions.

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When I go on lint the first thing that pops up is a black page that is a HP game page. I don't play games on my computer and would like to get rid of this page that pops up. any suggestions? Thanks
 

A:hp game page not wanted

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Hi,

When I got my Flash Drive today it came with a small application called SecretZip which runs from the drive and allows me to encrypt and password protect the files on there, Of course I could use WinRAR but as I use it for College and other places i cant install WinRAR on them PC's.

I have used our friend Google to try and find this program but I cant.
Does anyone know where I get it or a application like it that runs from the drive?

Thanks.

A:Encrypt and Password Protect files on Flash Drive

http://www.linova.com/software/SecretZip/

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i am not able to open some encrypt files....when i try to remove encryption it say that error applying attributes access is denied ....

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As a rule, I don't run NTFS on any of my systems and I advise against it in most situations. The reason is that I consider the additional stability and security that NTFS offers to be outweighed by the disadvantage of making it impossible, if not near impossible, to clean adware/spyware/viruses from an infected machine. But now I am presented with a new dilemma:

I have a laptop that I am using more as time progresses. It has a lot of information stored on it about my clients' user names, passwords, e-mail configurations, product keys (which they do lose, occasionally). Losing the laptop to a thief and the potential that the thief would discover the valuable and sensitive information stored on it . . . Well, I think you get the idea.

I am thinking of converting the laptop to NTFS and encrypting the many folders that contain sensitive information, thus protecting my clients from any potential damage due to loss of the laptop.

Here's the proposed scenario and conditions:
The laptop's hard disk is converted to NTFS.
Folders containing sensitive information are encrypted.
The OS on the laptop crashes and is unrecoverable.
I am forced to trash the existing OS and set up Windows 2000 or XP fresh and clean and start over again.
What must I do now to prepare for this day so that after the OS is loaded again, I can access those encrypted folders?
 

A:To encrypt (folders) or not to encrypt--that is my question.

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How do I get back the files that were in an encrypted folder in Windows XP? I went to the User I used to encrypt them (right click on folder->encrypt folder and subfolders) and undid that option, but even though the folder and subfolders are no longer listed in green color (the color of encrypted folders) the files themselves are still gone, just the folders themselves remain, but no files at all that used to be visible in those folders. I hate encryption. I never thought it meant "hide these files from everyone, including ME." It's so stupid. How do I decrypt my folders, or, perhaps more accurately, how do I decrypt the files that used to be visible inside the folders and subfolders in the previously-encrypted folder? I even did the lengthy thing related to Certificates and still the files themselves are hidden from me. And they're not simply "hidden files" because I tried that option in options->View but it didn't do the trick. There's gotta be another way.
Thanks

A:How do I get back the files that were in an encrypted folder in Windows XP? I went to the User I used to encrypt them (right cl...

It sounds like you may have already tried one of these steps.Perhaps one of the others will restore the files for you.

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When I print I am getting a blank page between each printed page. Even if my document is one page it prints a blank page after it. I can also print a selected page, as in "print page 2" but it still prints a blank after it. The blank page does not show up on the preview.

I have a HP Deskjet D1300 and am running Vista Home using Word 2007. Is it a printer problem or a Word 2007 problem? Any suggestions?
 

A:Getting un-wanted blank page between printed pages

I think you may have the printer set to print separator pages.

Look around in your printer properties (Control Panel>Printers>Printername>>Right Click>Properties) and disable.
 

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please can someone send me some files off their winxp os.
email me for further details <[email protected]>
 

A:Files Wanted

I have no idea why you want these files but you are not getting them from here

closing thread
 

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I want to reformat my pc but i dont know where the most wanted save game files are. Can anyone tel me where i can find it.
 

A:where is most wanted save files

Would that be, Need for Speed Most Wanted?...

Found here: C:\Documents and Settings\(*your name*)\My Documents\NFS Most Wanted
 

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i did something stupid. i started messing with the registry file. i thought i had backed it up but instead, i backed up something else entirely.

i was just going to browse around for a bit. honest.

i saw a string that had been plagueing me for some time. a program i had removed was still in the "remove software" list but if i clicked remove, it said no such file existed. so i did a search for what i was sure would only include that program. and of course i deleted something i shouldn't have. (only god knows what).

suddenly things stopped working, rebooting the machine made it worse, because then the operating system wouldn't restart. so i bit my lip and *sigh* reinstalled xp pro.

great. the computer works again. plus i still have all the information in my computer from before, but in a different folder... if before it was in defaultuser it now was in defaultuser.window, and so on. so i copy the programs and stuff over to the new folders and everything reappears...

buuuut

there are dll's that are misplaced. i know they are there because every error i get i do a search for the dll, and it is in the computer, but i have no idea where to put it "back" to make things work. plus i can no longer use the internet on my computer. something is whacked.

i use AOL (and i know many of you despise aol, but i have gotten used to it) broadband. i got it to work a couple of times but now it won't load. i tried reinstalling it and it won't ... Read more

A:yay, just what i wanted, missing .dll files

Have you tried a system restore back to a date prior to whan you lost your mind. . .

wrs
 

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If I wanted to download files from work, do they know what files I am downloading?
We have two tech guys and large server, ect.
I understand that they would be able to see if I emailed my self the files, but what if I download the files using a Memory stick or something?

Do they know what files I am downloading?
 

A:If I wanted to download files from work

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Here's a link to Sysinternals Processes Explorer. I imagine it could be useful in troubleshooting issues.

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html


Plus, it's free!!
 

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I am new to these forums, so I may be in the wrong place, but so be it then. My computer has recently been blocking all manner of .exe files, saying they are potentially harmful. When I try to open them, a pop-up appears and says, in its own words,
"Your Internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened."

Until roughly three days ago, this did not happen. At that specific point, I had downloaded Steam and an antivirus program called Malwarebytes. Does anybody know a reason that my computer is blocking applications, and how I can stop it from doing so?

For reference if need be, it's a Toshiba Satellite C655.
 

A:Computer blocks wanted files

Hi, first Malwarebytes is not an Antivirus program!
Let us have some Pc specifications.
Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

Download Security Check by screen317 from.
http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
Or
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/

Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the install icon.
If using Vista - Win 7 - right click the install icon and select "Run as Administrator"
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.

The saved log will be called checkup.txt.
 

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Hullo,

Can anyone help me reconstruct a Norton Save & Restore archive?

I accidentally overwrote the '*.ini' file relating to it, and as I said in the title, the archive is now an unusable pile of FBF files and directories, with fragmented and largely meaningless content. I feel sure there is someone out there with a solution: could one perhaps reconstruct an 'ini' file?

I should state that I found the Norton website and leads from it opaque and unhelpful, as recorded elsewhere.

I'd be grateful for the help of this forum, as I badly need to reconstruct about 3 months' data files.

I should also mention that I have Save & Restore, but I have migrated to Ghost 10.

Incidentally, if I am going over old ground, I'd appreciate being pointed to existing material on the forum.

With kind regards,http://images.techguy.org/smilies/smile.gif

Epervier.
 

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Where can i learn which firewall to select as an install software and what its features are doing.

Companies have reviews and rankings but i don't see a place to learn what each feature is providing me so i can't find satisfaction and safety after the install.

I'll still lack piece of mind. Even if i install something to protect me from my fears, if i don't know it i still can't sleep at night. Even if safe.

I'd like to protect my files. If there is an intrusion and files leave my computer though a browser add on or other means I'd like for whats stolen to be encrypted. I think a listening port is a port that allows incoming and out going traffic on my computer. I'd like any files encrypted.
When adding a browser add on or updating a software i want protection from an employee of say Java or Adobe. If they steal my files or file names I'd like all out going files to be encrypted automatically.

Browser add ons seem to be an easy way to target people. Anyone who can create something cool probably has the smarts to be malicious. I was down to adblock plus then netflix party was released. Now I'm exposed again. Create a url, send it to friends, watch what you are watching with those that follow the url and you can enjoy a chat box with them. Now I'm exposed to the developer and their agenda.

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I'm running windows vista on a laptop, I use VLC media player to play AVI files ( I need to use this programme for a variety of reasons ) I have AVI files on both the internal hard drives plus an external drive. I'm trying to find a programme that I can play the files through at a set volume. I've come across a programme on the net called Auto volume control 2.1 but it doesn't look like it supports vista, it also requires a line in and line out sound card. I'm not bringing in a line source as It's coming from the computer drives. I run a line out from the head phone socket on the laptop to the PA. I've heard of Premier programme but I think that requires me to convert all my files through it. Any advice Thanks
 

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Hey all, I downloaded a dvd burner driver zip file AND unzipped it to my desktop - BIG mistake! I have since decided to upgrade to a NEW multi-format dvd burner and don't need that driver (all thse files - 27 in all). I can't get all those unzipped files OFF of my desktop! cab,bin,exe,ini and even gif files will "come back" upon deletion or computer reboot! HELP!!!Dell p4 2.8 Winxp sp2

A:Unwanted/unneeded Driver Files Wanted Off Of Desktop

Hi donatello.

Firstly, check your Control Panel> Add/Remove programs to see if the items are there and can be removed. If not-

You could try this. Click on START>My Computer. If the directory tree is not showing down the left hand side of the screen, click on the Folders icon (next to the SEARCH button) and click on DESKTOP at the top. All of your Desktop items should now be showing in the right hand window. Try deleting the ones you don't want now.

Icons on your actual desktop are only shortcuts to the program (normally in C:/Program Files) so you should find them there. Deleting program files is not recommended and can cause problems, so if you do need to delete them from there, always Right Click on the Folder, choose EXPLORE and see if there is an uninstaller first.

Good luck, and let us know how you get on.

Cheers

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I'm running windows vista on a laptop, I have AVI files on both the internal and an external hard drives, I play these using VLC media player as it best suits my needs. As some of the AVI files are prerecorded at different levels I really need to control the output level before the Audio gets to the PA. I use the head phone socket as my line out from the computer. I have seen a programme on the net called Auto Volume contol 2.1 but it looks like it dosen't support vista and requires a sound card with Audio in's and out, this would be for if I was using an external CD player or another source, I'm not bringing another line in source. Any Ideas anyone!!!!!!
 

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POSTED AFTER I wrote this thread:
I may know what the problem is but need help of how to fix it. The photo I attached (thanks I see that I could attach one)
shows how the toolbar, at the bottom is actually the window that's up front, not the program.

To test this theory I shot 2 more photos to show what happens if I press the START key.
The toolbar pops up and the program, that was up on the screen, 'goes grey'.

When programs or files start that's what happens. I guess I could press the START key and maybe that would push, down,
the toolbar but that's not normally done.
To carry on: If I press Alt-Tab it, the new program or file, shows to the front. (an all is OK)
Read this, below, to see my original post and help me figure out a fix for this, slightly irritation and unhelpful
behavior of my computer.

-----begin original note--------

When they first open files or programs won't come to the forefront , called focus, (as opposed to background).

Here's what happens. When I start a file, WordPad for example opens the file but the file, in Wordpad, is grey at the top bar.
Normally it's blue.
See thumbnail image.

It's 1/2 open. I mean it's there and I press Alt-Tab, once, and it's 'up front', fine, working.
Why does it do that only for the last year. Before, that, and with every, other, OS from Windows95 to Vista
it's fine.

Except for this last year.
I work on my own computer by myself. No one e... Read more

A:Curious. easy fix wanted for programs and files that won't come forward (to focus)

If you have a different program running that is staying on top
when you open another program,check the options in the program
that is in the front and make sure stay on top is not enabled.
 

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I'm running windows vista on a toshiba laptop. I'm playing AVI files from both my computers internal drives and an external. I use VLC media player as it works best for me. My line out audio is through the head phone jack and this works fine. I need to find a way to regulate the output volume as the AVI files are recorded at different levels. I've looked at a programme on the net called Auto Volume control 2.1, this programme doesn't look like it supports Vista and requires a sound card with audio in's and out's, I'm sure that's if you are lining in a external source like a cd player. My source's are internal files anyway. Does anyone have a solution that doesn't require that I run and convert all the files through premier software. Thanks
 

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Last week I, unfortunately, had a new AT&T Uverse package installed. I've had nothing but major problems since. My Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop with Windows Vista Basic was working okay until the new service was installed. I use the laptop through Wi-fi. It would not recognize the wi-fi and I kept losing service. Then some strange things started happening with my laptop in connection with the new wi-fi and my computer froze and I had no choice but to crash out. After that fatal moment I could not get back into my main user profile at all. There were no system restore points (they were wiped somehow) and no 'last good logon' or startup. I ran a diagnostics test and it said there were major hard drive issues. Basically the hard-drive is now dying (although, odd, before this it was just fine). After running disk repair on my computer I was finally able to get back into my main profile but it would not load my desktop. I thought I had lost everything at first, but I learned that the profile was now corrupted and I had to create a new profile on the laptop. I learned how to do this and I transferred the profile successfully. I debated whether to delete the old profile but in the end I did, whether right or wrong it's too late.

I then start saving files I want to flash drives. Unfortunately back-up is also not working. Most files I am not having any issue with at all. My video files are a problem. I have been successful with some, but others I get an I/O issue war... Read more

A:Failing Hard-drive issue but having major difficulty saving wanted files. Help!

You could try with adding take ownership to the right click menu

Context Menu - Take Ownership

Or you could replace the faulty drive and use a caddy to put you failing drive in and use it as a usb drive

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I just got scanned by one of the admins and im glad but a cmd just popped 2 times and closed is that normal?
I havnt downloaded anything since the last scan an admin helped me with.

A:A cmd just popped up

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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Hello, have the Lenovo Y50-70. I guess when the recent angel I've been hitting my "W" key caused it to pop off. I just want to know what should I do because it doesn't look like it'll stay on there without popping off when i use it after a few minutes. I've tried just placing it back in place but the bottom part lifts up when I click the top half of the key. Thank you!

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I heard a loud pop coming from this custom build PC. There was a burning smell and i quickly unplugged Power. The unit still turns on and passed S&M stress test and prime 95. I am pretty sure it was the PSU that popped. Anyone else have this happen to them ?
 

A:Something Popped ! PC still works ?

I would suspect the PSU based on previous experience, if you managed to shutdown / unplug before it actually died you may have saved other components, but I would seriously consider significant investigation before turning it on again.

What is the exact make and model of the motherboard, CPU, RAM, HDD, Power Supply, Graphics card etc?
What fans do you have in the case?

I would do a detailed, physical inspection of everything for any signs of damage, swollen / blown capacitors etc.
Smell the PSU (with the machine turned off), if you can smell anything kind of burnt plastic / electrical burning smell, however feint, I would ditch the PSU straight away if it was me.

The more info you can give us about your hardware setup the better advice we can give.
 

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