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Creating a home WS 2012 domain

Q: Creating a home WS 2012 domain

Hi, I'm a DBA and hope to help people with there database questions. However networking has always been my weakest area and I'm trying to change that. However, I've gotten in way over my head with this one. My kids and I built a server and I've installed Windows Server 2012 Data Center Edition on it with the intention of making it our DC and DNS server as well as to host some hyper-v instances. However, I can't seem to get this thing to work. Everything I've read tell me I have to give it a static IP but every time I try it loose connection to my router. I finally relized that I had to make the IP on the same subnet as the router. My router is and the DHCP ip my server was receiving was so I figured I'd make it and set the scope in my router from .2 -.49 but that didn't work. I really don't know what I'm doing and the network guys are work are trying to help me but it's not working and I live almost 50 miles from my office. Please help.

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Hi. You lot are going to laugh when you read this thread and probably think wat and why in the hell do I want to do this.

Ok i start of by saying that I have 2 machines at home which I have successully networked using a workgroup in using win 2000 server and professional and i also shared my internet connection and files fine with no problem.

But now I want to go a step further and create a domain just using 2 machines on a simple cat5 cross over cable.

Why do i want to do this......

The reason is, i am trying to expand my networking skills and all the institutes i have worked in all use domain obviouslly because they are far bigger than my house and i feel that if i can create a domain at home, implementing some of the technologys such as active directory, authenticating on a server, I may learn a bit more and I am hoping it will give me an extra leap in terms of building my knowledge.

So what i wanted to ask, is there a site which shows how to create a domain step by step. I am hearing a lot about DCPROMO in win2K server and it seems that this will be quite valuable when i set this up.

can you guys tell me if i am wasting my time, or is it worth a shot. Do you have any recommendations and finally, how long to you think a domain will take setting up.

Thanks PPL.

A:creating a domain at home. IS IT POSSIBLE

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IP settings 

Subnet mask




Windows 7

IP address automatically  





error code reads 


following error occored wen DNS was queried for the servise location (SRV)

record used to locate an Active Directory Domane Controller (AD DC) for Domain



error was: "This operation returned because the timeout period expired."

code 0x000005b4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)


query was for SRV record_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.dalek.local.

DNS server used  by this com... Read more

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I have installed WIN Server 2012 on my laptop using a new volume and dualBoot.
I would like to set it up on our domain but I'm not very technical. I have run NSLookup but I don't really know what I'm looking for. I haven't yet setup the DNS on the server.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you make be able to offer.

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hello ,
Our's is a small organization with about 25 systems . All the machines ar in workgroup . We ar having a server machine where we hav enabled the internet sharing . DHCP is also configured and on another machine we hav placed l the required files. Every user access these files over network .
Now we ar planning to create a domain . If we ar going to promote the server machine as a doamin does it effects the dhcp. If we install any firewall on that machine does it going to protect the other macchines from virus attack
all the systems ar P4 ,512 MB ram Intel MotherBoard using win2k professional and XP professional
server is Intel server Board , P4 , 512 MB ram

A:creating a domain

The domain will not effect the DHCP but you will need to authorize the DHCP service with active directory once you go domain. You can do that by selecting the DHCP server in the DHCP MMC (in administrative tools) and click on 'Action' then authorize in the toolbar menu.

If you install a firewall it will help protect you against hackers from trying to attack your network. But it won't be 100% hack proof, it'll just give them a hard time and if they're persistant they'll probably succeed. You also have to keep a look out for suspicious activity. Firewall can stop worms from entering your network through unused open ports because by default it should block everything and you have to configure it to allow what is needed through. As far as virus protection, you should install anti-virus program on every computer and keep them updated.

Make sure you educate the users not to download any softwares they never heard of or open suspicious email attachments. Uneducated users are a security threat, so the more they know the safer your network is.

BTW, what version of Windows server are you running?

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I have over 50 computers most which are under a workgroup with access to the internet. This is becoming a problem as more computers are being added to the workgroup. Thus, I decided to implement all PCs into one domain. I ordered some books/videos to help me plan this out. Meanwhile, as I wait for these to arrive, I was hoping you knowledgeable and experienced users here at TechSpot could help me. I have purchased Windows Server 2000 & an Exchange Server.

Primary Goals

1. Access any computer on the network via Remote Desktop Connection
2. Perform remote installations across the network using RIS (Remote Installation Services)
3. Perhaps use SysPrep (Is there a better method?) to clone computers already setup with all programs installed.

A:Creating a Domain

You will have to implement Active Directory and setup users/passwords and optionally groups. When you install Windows server you will be asked what role you want the server to take and at this point is where you set up your domain. You can also promote it later if you decide to make it a stand alone server. You dont need a domain to do the things you mentioned.. As for the remote access look at logmein.com, it free/cheap and works great.. For the remote installations there are a number of products that do that.. As for the cloning of computers that would work if you have all the same hardware.. I would recommend Acronis True Image.. Domains offer greatly increased security and if thats what you need, great..

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I have designed a custom daily appointment calendar for my dog grooming business in excel. My problem is that i need to add the date to the top of every single day and i don't know how to get excell to do it automaticly instead of me making 365 days of the appointment sheet and manually adding the date to each page? Is there a way that excel can add the date to each page for me automaticly and than am i able to print out 365 days of the appointment sheets? Thanks in advance of anybody has a solution, much appreciated

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- I have created GPO in domain to bloc usb drive but it didn't work with window 8.1 or latter, window 7 work fine. why?

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ok i wanna learn how to create a domain for my home network. i know i can create a workgroup and all that good stuff but i want a domain so i can control file access, permissons and eveything else...

this is what i know i need

Windows Server Ed.
All Comps running Xp pro
a computer that is always on to be the domain authenticator
this is my problem. when i try to install Server ed 2003 on my win xp pro computer it says it cannot be upgraded from xp. what should i do?

if someone could help me install server ed 2003 i would be very grateful.

A:Creating a network Domain with win xp

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Yesterday night i created a Domain Name for my network (DAWSON.NETWORK). Later that night I installed Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Whenever I create a Mailbox it comes up with (Username)@DAWSON.NETWORK. Is there any way to re-name my Domain or create a new one. I am using a Windows Server 2003 R2.

A:Re-Naming or creating a new Domain


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Hello there, this is my first post here and I do appreciate if someone can help me in this scenario.

I have a DC running Windows server 2008 Standard in the HQ, I have a remote location connected to it through a VPN, some times the connection drops, and this prevent the remote location computers to log in, stops sharing, because there is no authentication from the DC anymore, so users must wait until the connection come alive again, I have a server in the remote location running windows server 2003, with some applications installed on.

what I want to do is to promote this 2003 server to be additional domain to help when the connection to the DC down.

my question is:
is it possible to promote windows server 2003 to be additional domain in server 2008 environment ? and if it is possible - how to do so?

thanks ...

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Hello Experts,

I have single AD Forest, 1 root domain and 4 child domain which having parent child trust with each other

Windows 2012 Functional Level

We find in some security tool that SID Filtering is not enabled on 4 child domain.

Please suggest is there any risk of enabling SID Filtering on domain level and how to do that from Root domain to child domain
Early response will be really appreciated

Thanks, NG

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I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain in the dmz. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain in the network. I can access the one in the network to the dmz without a problem, but I cannot access the one in the dmz to the network. The ip addresses in the network are different than the ip address in the dmz. I fowarded the ports but the dmz box still gets blocked. I tried to do it by VPN after setting the router to accept VPN. The connection still gets blocked. I set all the firewall settings.

I'm not sure where to go from here, any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

A:Windows Server 2012 R2 connecting 1 domain to another through 2 routers

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Hey there, it seems the time has come for me to actually create a W2K domain here. Here's the situation.
I have started out with domain A.
I am to create a new domain B, within our company.
I have excluded some addresses from A's DHCP scope to use on B, placed those into B's scope and excluded A's remaining addresses from B's scope. So say, A has 1-10 and B has 11-20. Everything else is set up the same except for the fact that A is named A, and B is named B...everything except the fact the B is a W2K network while A is the existing NT network.
My problem is, from the PDC in B, which I am currently working on, I can't get anywhere on the network, no network neighborhood, no pings, no nothing. Not even to the router.
So I'm wondering if I was thinking too simply in just divvying up the existing IP addresses? Or is there something I've overlooked in the W2K setup? I am extremely new to W2K, after all.
Any help would be warmly welcomed.

A:{Solved} - Creating another domain in the company.


Um... ok... are you sure that the network card is working properly? Is the network cable live?

Are you absolutely sure that it is not a hardware issue (and just because it is a brand new machine does not mean that the network card is not a dud)?


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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Server 2012 "Verification of prerequisites for Domain Controller promotion failed." Password.

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I have installed vmware workstation 10 on my window 7 computer. In the vmware i have server 2012, window 7, and window 8 running in my vmware. Have AD DS and DNS up and running on the server, but everytime i try to join window 7 and 8 to the domain keep getting an error. Think my problem lies with the configuration of the network adaptor settings in vmware... Can anyone HELP!!!!

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Can Microsoft please provide methodology for setting up Windows Event forwarding (Sender initiated) for a Domain Controller based on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Core installation? Unfortunately all of your documentation relies on using the local Event
Viewer GUI to set this up. Connecting Event Viewer from a full Server 2012 installation to a Core Installation loses this ability entirely. The only option I've tried to employ so far leverages an .xml file, but I am not sure it is working correctly.

Please note: this is for Windows Security Event ID 4776 ingestion.

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When imaging HP EliteOne 800 G1 All-in-One  (Intel I217-LM NIC) by Windows 10 task Sequence, Domain Join stage fails every time. It was imaged with Windows 8.1 without any issue.  Same task Sequence works on HP 800 Mini (Intel I217-LM NIC) and other system from different vendor. Could I get some help please? Regards

A:windows 10 Task Sequence Not Join Domain (SCCM 2012 R2 SP1)

Hi,  I'm having the same problem for both the g1 800 and G2 800 EliteDesk Mini 35w.  Did you have any luck resolving this?  Thanks.

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Hello, I am on a domain at my job and amd setting up a laptop for a user. We always set everyone up on the domain, but I am wanting to set up a local admin account, not on our domain so they cannot access all of our files. What is the best way to go about this?

A:Creating a local admin account NOT on domain

Hello Mike,

I don't have any experience with domains, but you might see if the local built-in elevated Administrator account may work for this.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps.

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I know, the MS way is to use SysPrep, but that seems enormously OTT when all I want to do is create a Windows 7 Default Profile for our domain.

So, according to my (Google driven) research an easier method is toLogon with a user account
Make it 'so' (i.e. set the default profile how you want it for all new users)
Log off
Log on as Admin
Rename c:\users\default (as default.bak, or .old, whatever)
Rename the folder for the user account used in step 1 to 'default'
Apply Full control permissions to 'Everyone' on the new Default folder.

Except that at step 7 I get 'Access Denied' on many of the profile's sub-folders...be that with our domain's administrator account or the local administartor account.

Am I doing something wrong (polite answers only, please!)?

A:Creating a new Default user profile for our domain

One thing that could cause this issue is the fact that the user folder tree contains some symbolic links for compatability with badly written older programs, that assume the folder name will always be the same, over OS changes.

The default for these symlinks is to have a deny permission set for all users including admins to prevent the accidental creation of endless loop situations, where links are called for folders they link to

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I have many computers running Windows 8.1 that will be logged onto the same domain account. I want the profile to be built on the computers before the first time they log on to save time, as they will be logging on with a wireless connection being
shared with over 30 computers at once. 

Is there a way to build the profile in the background, so the users can still use the computers for unrelated tasks?

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This was originally posted in the Server 2012 forum, but perhaps it's more applicable to Windows 7.


I've joined the Windows 7 Pro workstations to the Domain using the SERVER2012/Connect app and that seemed to work fine.  I made the Users all Standard, not Admin, and access to the Shared folders is working fine too.  Users appear to be in the
Administrators group on the local machine, which is what I need.
However, a number of our applications aren't working correctly ... one writes changes to HKey Current User and those changes will not stick.  Some IE sites that require changes have to be made each time; those changes don't save.  Some
of the ODBC connections to SQL databases are behaving strangly as well.  I tried checking permissions on the Windows Registry keys, and they looked OK.  Turning off User Access Control did not help either.
If I log on to the workstation not using the Domain Account I don't have this problem.  And, one of the workstations which had performed the Windows 10 Upgrade while connected to the previous Domain Controllder works fine.
Any direction would be greatly appreciated!   Thx DMiller

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Windows 2012 Verification of prerequisites for Domain Controller promotion failed and gave the below error(In computer management local group and user option is not there as suggested by a solution!)

"Verification of prerequisites for Domain Controller promotion failed. The local Administrator account becomes the domain Administrator account when you create a new domain. The new domain cannot be created because the local Administrator account password
does not meet requirements.

Currently, the local Administrator password is blank, which might lead to security issues. We recommend that you press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, use the net user command-line tool, or use Local Users and Groups to set a strong password for the local Administrator
account before you create the new domain."

A:Windows 2012 Verification of prerequisites for Domain Controller promotion failed

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I have a strange problem I cant workout. It started with a new customer RDP 2012 server which we could not connect to an app once logged in.
If on an external PC it works OK.
If I create a fresh PC on our LAN it works.
If I this PC to the domain, it works.
If I move the PC to a UK Specific OU it stops working
If I move back out of the OU it still does not work
If I remove from the domain and do "GPUPDATE /FORCE /BOOT" and reboot and log backon as local admin account it still does not work!!
So there seems to be something in particular on the GPO in the UK OU in AD which causes the problem but even after moving the computer out it seems to store this mysterious setting and fails to work unless reimaged.
Any suggestions besides adding each option one by one in test GPO/OU????

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hi everyone

i am having problems with users logging onto the domain, they are getting an error and pc creates a new profile caller username.domain.001 which i have resolved, however, the user has logged on a load of times and each time it has created a new profile ie username.domain.002 username.domain.003 etc etc. although user is now logging on successfully i am now unable to delete the other profiles from documents and settings. it flags up as read only but i am unable to remove the read only attribute, i found a fix for this using the command prompt but again this has not worked so i am unable to remove the wrong profiles. has anyone come across this and found a solution?

many thanks

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Windows Server 2012 R2

Domain Join User Not Able To Access Internet Need Solution.


Server Attach 2 Networks Card.
Private Network

Public Network
Default Getway:
Internet Working On Domain Controller

Client User:
Now I Want To Access Internet on Client User without Proxy Server
Kindly Guide Me Complete Procedure.
Guide You In Depth.
Server Attach Two 2 Network Card
1st Network Card Attach Internet Wire
Ip Subnet: Default Getway:
2nd Network Card Configure Private Ip
Ip: Subnet: Dns:

Now Private Network Card Wire Attach In Cisco Switch 2950
And One Wire From Cisco Switch 2590 Connect To Local User System
Client Ip Subnet: Dns:
Client System Join Domain Successfully
Now My Question Is I Want To Access Internet On Client PC Without Proxy Server.
Waiting For Good Reply...

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Every 5 minute two  vmg.temp files are creating into windows 2012 standard Hyper V base server, please help ..

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I would like to give software Installation restriction for Domain Admin users but he can have all of remain admin rights.
If he want to install any software it should be ask for password.please suggest to me is there any Group Policy for that one.
Server : windows 2012 R2
Clients : windows 10 

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Hi TechNet! So, I turned my computer on this morning and started working. Nothing unusual came up. While working I was checking the detail of an image and noticed that the Owner and Computer listing had changed to "xoCDA". I have no clue what this
is or where it came from.
I've attached some pictures for illustration. (I CAN'T ADD THEM UNTIL I'M VERIFED)

So, in picture 1 you can see I immediately searched the registry and it came up in all the right places where the old name should have been. Confusing.
In picture 2, I went through the Event Viewer and found the "The NetBIOS and DNS name of this machine have been changed..." message which threw during the first morning logon.
In picture 3 you can see how it's displaying in an image's properties.
In picture 4 you can see under the System information that it's showing the computer name, domain and workgroup settings as what they should be. It's current.
And in picture 5, you can see the modified profile name.
I've rebooted multiple times and nothing has changed. AV scans came back empty. My questions are, how could this happen? It's not that easy to just change the profile name, is it? And, the big one, how can I get it back to normal. Can I just edit it through
the reg and reboot? Thanks for taking the time!

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ok guys i would like to thank everyone in advance for the help, i really appreciate it.I had the win7 internet security and home security 2012 fake virus scan virus's and i removed it with malwarebytes. however after i have scanned my computer many times and it always seems to find something new everytime, i have had trojans, virus and i dont know what else. heres some of the stuff i've had according to my logsmalwarebytes rogue.fakeHDD x3trojan.agent x2PUM.hijack.startmenu x2 (this has also f'd up my start menu, its blank now)heuristics.reserved.word.exploittrojan.fakeav x6trojan.exeshell.gen x2trojan.fakealert x2rootkit.0access x3then microsoft security essentials picked upplease can anyone help me get my computer clean? also i need help restoring my start menu.

A:win 7 internet security 2012 and home security 2012

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from 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.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity CenterWindows UpdatePress "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 Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware,... Read more

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I am working at a elementary school with a mixed environment of Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 Pro workstations.  We need a roaming mandatory profile for a generic login.  The student often are changing settings even with a GPO limiting what is accessible
to the students.
The Windows 7 tools for creating profiles are apparently no longer available.  The current tool sets (Windows 8 and Windows 10) have not produced a workable Windows 7 mandatory profile.  We get one or another error message when we try them.
Is it still possible to create an usable Windows 7 mandatory profile with "today's" tool sets?
If it still is possible, would you please point me in the correct direction.
Thanks in advance.

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Split from: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic438451.htmlTo Budapest. Pardon me for taking advantage of your expertise. I, too, cannot get the Security Center to open. In addition when i click on Firewall, instead of Microsoft's, i get XP Home Security 2012. You may have read about this, it's an imposter which tried to take over my computer. i've used some killers to get rid of this thing w only partial success. i can access websites, but have the two problems mentioned. In reading your advice to greenmeanie i did the WinSockFix. Didn't help. i did the FSS scan and will paste in the results:Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86)Boot Mode: Normal****************************************************************Internet Services:============Connection Status:==============Localhost is accessible.LAN connected.Google IP is accessible.Yahoo IP is accessible.Windows Firewall:=============Firewall Disabled Policy: ==================System Restore:============System Restore Disabled Policy: ========================Security Center:============wscsvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:Checking Start type: Attention! Unable to open wscsvc registry key. The service key does not exist.Checking ImagePath: Attention! Unable to open wscsvc registry key. The service key does not exist.Checking ServiceDll: Attention! Unable to open wscsvc registry key. The service key does not exist.Checking LEGACY_wscsvc: Attention! ... Read more

A:XP Home Security 2012

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-click on the renamed file to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to this Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.Malwarebytes will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Click on the Scan button.When finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make ... Read more

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I have read your removal tools for XP Home Security 2012. I have tried all the steps, including some that wasn't included in your directions. I have made some progress in the last couple of days but still have not removed the virus. I still get redirected on google searches or IE "can't display webpage" also I can't run tdss at all. Is there something new with this infection that has not surfaced yet?

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Got infected with the Win 7 Home Security 2012 Virus and received all the described warnings. Performed the prescribed fix...ran FixNCR.reg, Rkill and Malwarebytes. All of the described warnings have been removed and Malwarebytes scan now shows no malware. Virus scan shows no viruses. But, all is not well. First, Windows Security Center Service is turned off. When I try to turn it on, I get a message saying the Windows Security Center service can't be started. Also, icons for both Explorer and virus scan are missing from the desktop. Finally, Explorer does not properly load...it just says connecting and never does connect (other than the Explorer title bars, the screen is blank). There may be other problems that I have not found yet. So, something must still exist that cannot be or is not deleted with Malwarebytes.

What do I try next?

A:Win 7 Home Security 2012

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I have the XP Home Security 2012 malware on my machine. I am unable to follow the automated removal instructions as I only have the one machine. Is there a manual way to remove this malware? I'm unable to download files and can't get to the registry. Please advise. Thanks.

A:XP Home Security 2012

Reference: BC Removal Guide .Louis

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I keep getting infected by this xp home 20xx security virus. I even have been infected on www.flightstats.com a known and reputable flight tracking site. I've done scans through malwarebytes as well as running combofix in the past. But this virus still pops up like once a month. Here are my logs. Also I'm in safe mode and I can't even right click to do a run as administrator. It gives me "A Device attached to the system is not functioning" message. And when I try to open malwarebytes without doing run as admin it gives me the program cannot be run in safe mode errors... I can't get into system restore to go back with the system either. Any help is greatly appreciated. I've got gmer scanning now. will post log if requested.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by pricetaxiowner at 16:06:37 on 2012-01-01
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3199.2645 [GMT -5:00]
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Documents and Settings\pricetaxiowner\My Documents\Downloads\enbvc426.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\pricetaxiowner\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application&... Read more

A:infected by xp home 2012

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HI! My computer was recently infected with the Win 7 Home Security Virus. I can't access any of my programs or the internet. Help! However, I do have another computer that I can download from and transfer through usb or cd to infected computer.

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Our other computer keeps coming up with pop-up windows that say Win 7 Home Security 2012. It tells us that there are viruses, etc. and we need to install that software to take care of it. We are not able to acces the internet either. I believe I will have to download the "fix" to a flashdrive from the good computer and install the "fix" into the infected one. What do I need to do?

I have tried to use the FixNCR.reg file to fix the Registry, but no success. I am still not able to run the normal executable programs or proceed to the next step.

A:Win 7 Home Security 2012

Hi,could you please try to run DDS.scr instead:Please run a scan with DDS: Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Scan Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results. Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.Information on A/V control HERE

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No matter what i try to do including when i am in safe mode or not, pop ups stop me from doing any command on my computer including add or remove programs or trying to scan comp with pc tools...How do I get around this?

A:Home security 2012

Hi sasuke64, to BleepingComputer! Sorry for the delay.Try following the instructions here: Remove Win 7 Antispyware 2012 and Vista Antivirus 2012 name changing rogue (Uninstall Guide) and let us know if you run into any problems.

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When I found a lot of the files from this virus, the company name wasGemplus Cryptographic Inc.It was a pain to get it off. Now I am able to get to sites that give you assistance with it.But when the virus was active, it would not let me on Internet or Firefox! However, inmy exuberance at ridding my computer of this infection, I also deleted my local settings!

A:Win 7 Home Security 2012

What settings would that be?

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Hi all,

I think my computer is infected. I get this XP Home Security 2012 running scans all the time. I can't open Internet Explorer or run Malwarebytes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:XP Home Security 2012

See here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-antispyware-2012

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Can anyone help? Firstly I was attacked by the Xp homes security 2012 trojan. I used another clean computer to download Spybot which dealt withe the registry change. Malabytes found the .exe file and dealt with that. I have sinced changed my anti virus to Panda, and run a scan. I am still concerned there mat be some residual problem. Two updates will not install, kb2626524 and kb2628259. I have followed all the instructions in your previous posts to try and correct any registry od download corruptions. Including running microsoft Fixit, which agrees there is a residual problem which it can't fix. I could not send the detail to microsoft either, this failed even after 4 or 5 attempts. kb 2646524 originally came up with Error Code: 0x80246002, but now just says cancelled in the update history. Same for kb2628259. Any help would be much appreciated.
I am running Window XP service pack 3.

A:It all started with XP home security 2012

This infection is often bundled with a Rootkit. Considering the continued problems you are having I would suggest you open a new thread in the Malware forum and get some help from a Malware Expert.

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Hi, I am running on XP and when I went to open my email, I got a message saying I was infected with a virus. I didn't click on anything and my mailbox never opened. I downloaded SecurityCheck.exe and saved the checkup file and will post it here. I also downloaded SUPERAntiSpyware.exe, but even changing the name, I could not install it. I rebooted in safemode and still got the same message when trying to install it. The "HP home security" message came up and said that the software (superantispyware) was infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylooger.gen. I am hoping something can be done here.Thanks so much for your help!DianaHere is the log from the Security Check. Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.28 Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 (UAC is disabled!) Internet Explorer 6 Out of date! `````````````````````````````` Antivirus/Firewall Check: Windows Security Center service is not running! This report may not be accurate! Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 McAfee Security Scan Plus ``````````````````````````````` Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check: Java™ 6 Update 22 Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_03 Java version out of date! Adobe Flash Player ( Flash Player out of Date! Adobe Reader X (10.1.1) Mozilla Firefox ((3.6.24)) Firefox out of Date! ```````````````````````````````` Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent ``````````End of Log````````````

A:HP Home Security 2012 virus

Just wanted to say that I used your guide on removing this virus and it worked. So thank you!

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I previously posted this in general security and was advised to re-post it here. My computer was infected with the xp home securtiy 2012 trojan. I ran Spybot and Malabytes which has stopped the annoying pop-ups and fake scan. Automatic updates from microsoft are only partially working. Some updates have run but two will initialize, but not load thay are kb2628259 and kb2646524. Update history shows a 0x802246002 error code for ther first attempt, subsequent atempts just say cancelled. So I suspect the computer is still infected and would appreciate some help.
I have attached the DDS and HJT notepads as requested

A:It all started with XP home security 2012

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Dear Bleeping Computer,

My computer was recently infected with XP windows home security 2012. I believe I was able to remove most of it by running FixNCR.reg, rkill.exe, tdsskiller.exe and a full maleware scan. (I also ran combofix unsupervised!). I installed Avast and did a couple of full boot scans until no infected files were found.

However, my computer is still acting suspiciously. Windows security keeps telling me that auto updates are turned off, but the control panel says otherwise. McAfee is also installed and continues to pop up a message that says real-time scanning is turned off, when I turn it on repeatedly. Am I still infected or are various anti-virus software conflicting?

Also, my 2TB Seagate external hard drive is no longer being recognized by my xp machine or my windows 7 laptop. It fails to find a driver and shows up as an unknown USB device. I fear it has become infected when I was trying to back up files to it before removing the virus. Is there any hope to recover the data on the drive? Unfortunately, I don't have another backup.

Please see the DDS log below and attachment. I was only able to run GMER in safe mode - the log has also been attached. GMER crashed my system several times in normal mode (blue screen, memory dump and reboot). My computer has been running extremely slow since GMER crashed it. I'm not sure what processes are bogging it down but I get periodic visual C++ runtime library errors.

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A:Infected with XP Home Security 2012

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First I would like to know if there is any difference between the xp internet security virus and the home security 2012 virus. Second even in safe mode the virus pops up. It seems to start up as soon as windows does. It is also very aggressive. Bought a program with a registry fixer and it just isn't doing the job. How do you get rid of this nasty virus? Input would be greatly appreciated.

A:The new XP Home Security 2012 virus

Hello, it is just an update to the older name changing rogue. I moved this to the Am I Infected forum.Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Win 7 Antispyware 2012 and Vista Antivirus 2012 name changing rogue (Uninstall Guide) .After reading how the malware is misleading you ...You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.Also the other tool log.. A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller. will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.

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