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Q: Suggested sites keeps appearing

I have IE9; Suggested Sites keeps appearing on my toolbar, even though I have unchecked it in the options. Is there a way to prevent Suggested Sites from appearing?

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A: Suggested sites keeps appearing

Try this

Disable and Remove Suggested Sites From Internet Explorer 8 - How-To Geek

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I keep deleteing Suggested Sites, and they keep reappearing.

I went to Tools/Internet Options/Advanced and unchecked "enable suggested sites" but they still keep coming back.

A:Suggested Sites keeps appearing on Favorites Bar

What do you mean when you say they keep appearing?

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Does anyone use this feature on IE11? I quite like it but tonight it doesn't seem to be working. Not sure if that was the case pre patch tuesday today or not. Anyone else seeing same? I have another laptop running ie9 and thee aren't working on this either - very very occassionally the suggestions do come up

A:Suggested sites

Ignore me - it's fine now. Must of been a temp glitch at Microsoft!

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Often when I log on to IE 9, suggested site icon appears on my favorites bar. I can remove the icon,but the suggested sites (3), keep coming back. How can I get rid of this icon once and for all.

A:IE 9 suggested sites

If you right click in the top bar you can uncheck the Favorites bar, but also via Tools - Internet options - Advanced - in the Browsing section, ensure that the box for Enable Suggested Sites is also unchecked - Apply - OK

And Welcome to the forum

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No matter how often I say "No" to "Suggested sites" in IE 8 (Windows 7) it keeps coming back and hogging my taskbar. Is there a way I can shoot this thing so it stays dead?

A:Suggested Sites

Quote: Originally Posted by Edsaid

No matter how often I say "No" to "Suggested sites" in IE 8 (Windows 7) it keeps coming back and hogging my taskbar. Is there a way I can shoot this thing so it stays dead?

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

I guess the IE is messed up resulting this behaviour. The best thing to do would be to reset IE to default settings then try to turn off suggested sites might fix it.

Tools | Internet Options | Advance | Reset

Hope this helps,

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Hello - I am using IE8 Windows 7, and lately whenever I google something, and find what I am looking for - when I click on the suggested site - the new screen stays blank.

In exasperation I opened up Mozilla Firefox and I had no problem opening the suggested page that I had previously googled.

Can anyone help please?


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A:IE8 not opening up suggested sites

I have rephrased the message to hopefully make it clearer. (as I have had no nibbles lol)

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Another day, another pointless and waste of my life ie11 problem.
What is it today?  enterprise mode? Activex? nope, suggested sites.
Tell me why every user has 100s of suggested site links adding to their favourites bar? Also why are all of them empty. Just 100s of empty favourites called suggested sites.

How does this software get released.
This is the same in windows 10 as well, so don't come with that non sense about it being a windows 7 problem.

At least in windows 10 ie11 doesn't need 10 broken prerequsties and another 10 cumulative updates before it works correctly.

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I have unchecked the Enable Suggested Sites feature in Tools > Advanced > Browsing.
Yet, IE 10 keeps suggesting web sites to my while I'm typing web addresses into the address bar.
How can I reliably disable this behaviour? I don't want to feed search engine robots.

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A:How can I disable Suggested Sites feature in IE 10?

How can search from the address bar be disabled?

In the Manage Add-ons Search Providers dialog you could disable Search Suggestions for your default search provider and optionally uncheck:  Search from the Address bar.   Related to this from the Options Contents tab you could
navigate to Autocomplete Settings and uncheck Use AutoComplete for Address bar.   I think it is probably Search Suggestions that is bothering you the most but you might not be liking the AutoComplete for Address bar feature too.  Otherwise
I think disabling Search from the Address bar means that you can't use the IE search feature at all, even trying an explicit question mark space (? ) prefix, which I think is more drastic than one might expect.  Disabling Search from the
Address bar also has the quirky effect of forcing the feature of allowing single-word Intranet names to be used without a protocol prefix, which is otherwise needed to bypass the user's default search provider when such connections are slow.

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hi i turned off suggested sites in ie9 but it still shows up on favorites bar sometimes 2 or3 times heres a pic

is there a registry key to delete it it constantly does this im on windows 7 home premium 64 bit thanks

A:internet explorer and suggested sites


If you right click it, will you be able to see a box where you can get a possibility?

Best Regards,

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I want to infect me. This thing seems strange or crazy, but I would like to see how some malware behaves and also so that I can try to remove them. I need tips to infect me and sites that I can collect malware to analyze them (or rather, try to analyze them). 
In the study of malware, need to keep me motivated and I do not infect me, I will not be motivated to learn how to remove infections. 
I appreciate any help, and if they can not post links malware here, for obvious reasons, send me MP.
Note: Excuse me for the bad english, I used Google translator.

A:Suggested sites database to analyze malware

One of the primary goals of Bleeping Computer is to assist victims of infection with removal and to prevent the spread of malicious programs, not encourage them. Therefore, we will not provide links to malware or malicious sites where infections have been contracted and spread. Others reading this topic may use the information for nefarious purposes or an unwitting novice user may accidentally click a link and end up infecting their computer.For those and other obvious reasons, we are not going to provide specific information in a public forum and by policy, we don't provide assistance via PM. However, you can perform a Google search on "how to infect your computer on purpose" which will provide information such as this article.You can also read this topic which explains the most common ways malware is contracted and identifies the types of sites where you can easily get infected by not following the advice provided to protect yourself.If your intention is to infect a VM for the purposes of testing, be aware that not all malware will work in that environment. Malware writers have been able to create malicious files which can detect if it is running in a VM. When that detection is made, the malware is able to change its behavior by not running any malicious code which can infect the operating system. This is a deliberate technique to make analysis/detection more difficult for security researchers who use VMs to study infections in order to understand the methodology used and f... Read more

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I am running windows xp pro sp3 with IE8. I have tried everything to try and remove the Bing browser and it keeps returning no matter what I do.
Does anyone have a fix for this.
Thanks in advance.

A:how to permanently remove Bing and Suggested Sites

EDIT: I just remembered something where you may not have to do any of the below. I never use IE so it slipped my mind. Go into IE's options, programs, manage add-ons. Right click any crap you see there and remove it if possible or disable it if removing is not an option. I would still go to add or remove programs and see if there's any crap there.
Well, try going into add or remove programs and uninstall IE8 and any other entry with Bing or MSN. You will have to reboot afterwards and will be back to IE6. Download Internet Explorer 8 and install it. This is the original version without all that crap. When installing, have it download updates. When finished you will be asked to reboot. Go to Windows Update and run a scan to make sure everything is up to date.
To disable suggested sites, first back up your registry by following the instructions below.
Please visit http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/, download and install/unzip ERUNT. Run ERUNT, click OK at the Welcome dialog, accept the default values that are pre-filled in and pre-checked, click OK, click yes and OK when it's done.
To restore the backup at a later date, navigate to the ERDNT folder in your Windows directory, open the folder with the date you want to restore from and then click ERDNT.EXE. It will restore your registry but it needs to reboot to do so. When it asks you to do so, click yes.
Once you've backed up the registry, merge the attached reg file by double clicking ... Read more

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The address bar in IE11 displays some (famous) websites which I have never visited. I think they stated to appear after I updated IE recently. Any ideas how to remove them? They do not show up in favourites. I have attached the example images.

A:remove default favourites/suggested sites IE11

Hi mpallins welcome to SevenForums,
Go to Internet options via the Gear symbol on the top right,
Content section/ Autocomplete settings,
See if suggesting url's is checked,

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Since the recent upgrade to Windows 10, my history, favorites and Bing suggested sites are visible on the address bar.  I tried to remove this thread, but I was not successful.  I was directed to Group Policy and the page suggest that my computer
is covered under a corporate restriction, but this is my personal laptop and my internet service is provided by Spectrum, which includes a TV Streaming package.  Does the Streaming package allow Spectrum to attach a Group Policy to my laptop?  If
not, I need clear instructions on how to remove any superfluous or hidden restrictions from my laptop I did not give permission to restrict or make available for sharing with anyone.  Please be advised that through this service (Spectrum), I have experience
extraordinary hacking, malicious mischief, and blocks of interruptions, off-line, and lack of service for two or more weeks.  This created a massive lost in Windows 10 upgrades, which I had to solicit three technical assist from Microsoft.


Grace B. Wade-Jones

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Hey All,

I created this thread that can hopefully serve as a FAQ about these new features of IE 8, how they work, how they are the same and different. I have modified my Favorites Bar to remove the Suggested Sites icon, because I personally don't care to have recommended sites downloaded when IE is not running and IE 8 gives an "Are you sure?" as to whether or not you want to turn "Suggested Sites On." I am just learning the +'s and -'s of these new features.

If any users want to give an overview, positives, negatives, or personal experiences with these new features or ask questions about them, please post here, Thanks for your help!


A:IE 8 FAQ on Web Slices, RSS Feeds, and "Suggested Sites" Option

Sorry, did not find the thread.

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Im a running windows XP, IE6 and have recently downloaded McAfee AV as part of my BT Broadband package. For the last week or so whilst browsing, unwanted websites have appeared-these are mostly advertising car insurance and have the letters CiD in the banner.

I have followed your instructions and have attached logs etc-

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - FAT32x86
Run by Stephen McQueen at 12:17:27.20 on 20/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1918.1262 [GMT 0:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
c:\PROGRA~... Read more

A:Unwanted web sites appearing

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Your hard drive is almost full. Having too little free space on your hard drive can compromise system performance.


C: is FIXED (FAT32) - 25 GiB total, 1.858 GiB free.

I suggest you move pictures, music, etc. to an external drive or USB stick if you have one and uninstall any programs that are never or hardly ever used.


Please uninstall the following via Start->(or My Computer)->Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs if it still exists:

Messenger Plus! Live & Sponsor (CiD)<<This program is known to install the malware that you have, a LOP infection. If the program is a must have, uninstall it, then reinstall it and decline when asked to install the sponsor's software.

Please read this and this

Download LopSD and Save it to your Desktop.
Double-click LopSD.exe to run it.
Type the letter of your chosen language and press Enter
Click OK ... Read more

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While using the internet and IE, sites are being displayed automatically without me wanting them. These are typically gambling sites or poker sites. I have zone alarm ( free version ) running and AVG for viruses but I still seem to be infected. Could you suggest some help for me please.

many Thanks,

A:Unwanted sites appearing

Please go HERE and carry out the instructions that are posted.Thankyou..

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My computer is suddenly not showing some web pages correctly. This site (techguy) is in black, red and blue text on a bright white background. When I tried to view my granddaughter's myspace page, I couldn't see any of her pics. I only saw outlined squares with the text below them. Other sites (I first asked about this at the Mozilla forum) it looked as it should. I now think it has nothing to do with my Firefox browser as I have the same problem with IE. At first I thought I might have accidentally changed a setting in Firefox Options, but I have compared my Firefox settings to my husband's and they are all the same.
Any ideas as to what has changed?


A:Some sites not appearing correctly

Is there a place where I can check my settings? I seem to be viewing this site in text instead of HTML. It is only on this 1 computer though. I have 2 others in the house and they both see the normal HTML format. Very confusing.

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Hi there,

I have noticed over the last few days that on different websites that I keep getting the background for the barcleys website as an outside border. I have also noticed that the fonts keep changing size on these pages and that the toolbars no longer fit their borders. There is also a problem with loading, when I try to watch videos on sites such as youtube. I've run full scans of my Norton360 and it hasn't found anything. I read an earlier thread with someone having similar problems (http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/940938-ibank-barclays-co-uk-interfering.html), though I wasn't sure if I should use the same methods given to solve the problem.

I ran a HijackThis scan, here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 19:03:49, on 09/08/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\Acer Backup Manager\BackupManagerTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer ePower Management\ePowerTray.exe
C:\Program Files\EgisTec Egis Software Update\EgisUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\EgisTec\MyWinLocker 3\x86\mwlDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade ... Read more

A:barclays.co.uk backgroud appearing on other sites


The Barclays logo is no longer appearing but it is still taking a very long time for any internet page to load, I'm meant to be on 2GB download but it feels more like dial up!

Please can anyone help as I'm getting very frustrated at not being able to use the internet for my work and am worried about doing any online transactions. Sorry to sound pushy but I hope you understand.

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Hi All,

I am afraid that I am in need of your help again, recently I have noticed that I am seeing adults only adverts appearing on normally innocuous websites.

I think that these may be originating from my own machine, for example I have a link on my own website front page at www.euadvantage.com which links to the world of warcraft site here

I have attached an image of what I see, now I know that they do not normally have adverts of that nature on that site so, with this in mind I have included my hjt log, I should say that I have run spybot s&d and this said there were no problems found.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated I do seem to have a lot of references to my hosts file perhaps this could be the problem

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:17:57, on 29/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program File... Read more

A:Porn adverts appearing on normal sites

taking everything into account I have deleted my hosts file which has solved the problem, however I now don't have a hosts file, could this cause a problem? I expected that on a restart that windows would regenerate a new basic hosts file,

This is my new hjt log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:02:43, on 29/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3500-4500 Series\lxdimon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3500-4500 ... Read more

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Hello all, I looking for some help on tring to get rid of the "Suggested Sites" link in my favorites bar, even when is turned off from the options menu. I delete it and after a few re-launches of the browser it reappears (but still turned off). I just want it off & not to ever reappear in my favorites bar. I'm now running Windows 7 w/ IE8 & this also happened when I was using Vista. Thanking you in advance

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My grandson has been having lots of problems with this laptop (he has been going to a variety of websites, but not protecting his ).
Avast found and resolved some problems, but can't update files.
AdAware is installed, but after finding & removing 30 items, it won't update.
Spybot won't update.

I ran HijackThis and generated a txt file, and will attach it to this message, along with the two DDS files.

A:Internet sites 'hijacked' when I click on Links & Pop-Up ads keep appearing

Hello Sean13,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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I had been having problems such as redirecting google links to happili.com and nginx 404, which were cleared up by a thread I created earlier. Ran Malwarebytes to death, TDSSkiller, and aswMBR, as well as ESET online scanner and mini toolbox. There are still a couple problems that remain though.

1) Images refusing to show on specific sites. When I right-click and view the images, it leads to a nginx 403 forbidden site. This seems to specifically affect the sites mangafox.com and mangareader.com, where some images show and some don't. The ones that don't are tabs that I have had open while I started getting viruses and whatnot.

2) Getting logged out of websites where I checked the "stay logged on/save session" option. Yahoo, this site, I have to re-log into a site every time I close out of the browser.

Both these problems affect Firefox and Chrome. Help is much appreciated.

A:images not appearing, site specific; getting logged out of sites

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

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I am new to this site. Anytime I manuall enter any .com site in my IE explorer window I get a page that refers to the Microsoft Security Center. On that page it asks me to go to an antispy.com site to get some software.

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Hi, I am using an HP windows 10 desktop computer, HP deskjet printer, and Serif craft artist software
I have been successfully using these together for over a year, and have previously created new forms in the control panel, so I can print on different size card and paper.
Today, when I went to print my design, it was letting me select the correct paper size as normal, but then would not apply it.
I went to the control panel to check the sizes, and created a new form, deleting the old one - but now it does not come up as an option to print this size in the forms
The size is still visible when I look on the printer settings within the control panel though - so why is it not visible to select when I try to print?
I have tried re-starting my computer and re-launching the software a couple of times now, but nothing changes.
Please can anyone help? Many thanks, in advance :)

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:07:54 PM, on 8/15/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\antispyware\hijackthis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/home.htmlR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/signin.jspO2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\... Read more

A:Suggested Hjt Log

Hello healing41 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

Fragmentation isn't really a malware issue. It is just a natural occurance that happens over time. XP has a built-in defragmenter and there are many 3rd party disk-defragmenters. It is good to defragment a drive occasionally but unless the disk is heavily fragmented and the free disk space is less than about 10% of the drive there will probably not be a noticible performance improvement. The 2 files that will have the biggest impact from fragmentation are the swap file and the Master File Table which can only be defragmented with 3rd party defragers. NTFS file systems handle file fragmentation better than the old FAT system found on older operating systems like Win98 so an acasional defrag with the built-in XP utility should be Ok.



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I have the Inspiron 3520 with i3-2350M processor. I am currently using a single 8gb DDR3L stick in this machine that was originally bought for another laptop, but it seems fine. Would there be any issue with buying the matching stick and upgrading to 16gb? Are there known issues using low voltage ram in this machine instead of the stock? Thanks.

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My PC has been freezing. Before you yell at me this is what I've tried.
?Checked hardware, no yellow ! marks
?Checked memory...all 6 scans 2 passes...nada.
?Checked drivers...diagnostic came up empty handed
?turned off startups...disabled windows services...nothing
?Defraged, disc cleanup, reverted to an earlier state for windows...none helped
?attempted to change Anti Virus Programs since Avira & Mcafee caught nothing...
now I can't install AVG because Mcafee is still present somehow...although
I couldn't uninstall it the traditional way...I googled and found links from threads that led
me to the uninstall tool...which I ran and rebooted...it's no longer in the uninstall options..but
AVG still says it can't Install because of McAfee.

I'm basically posting this now..because I don't see any fixes different than the ones I've already tried.
Can anyone help. I did go through some of the rules and if I broke any of them in this post...I appologize. I'm in safe mode now and my screen size sucks typing this too. Thanks. I'm glad
I was able to get this typed before my PC froze again.
Windows XP, Dell Vostro 410, had it for about 2 years. It's my shop pc...I own a sign shop...this is my
backbone for now. HELP

A:I've tried everything that's been suggested

The below is compliments of Broni:You may have some hardware problems.***** Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.====================================================================================A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick installed......run memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBu... Read more

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I noticed that my firewall settings were set to OPEN/ALWAYS/EVERYONE (essentially).  I thought, "That can't be right...that's not safe at all",
So I disabled/blocked about half of my incoming rules.   Which was immediately changed back by an unscheduled update less than an hour later.
I made screen shots of my firewall settings.  *Windows Remote Management is set to YES  PUBLIC ALLOW  SYSTEM  ANY TCP and ANY /ANY /ANY.
Peer to peer collaboration has the same settings, specifying %System...% as the part of my PC that is open to the public.  (And yes, I'm sure these are the default settings, I wiped and reinstalled offline. If you close or block your ports, they will
be overridden in minutes (including the ones marked "No Override". 

I downloaded Spybot 2.5 which detected backdoor knocking on SAM, and attempts to logon without a password.  Defender did not have a problem, as elevated permissions, impersonation, persistent logon attempts using alternate credentials is business as
usual for WIN 10.
Further, all of the choices I was given regarding how  to receive updates/reboot times/and which apps can access my personal data (pictures/docs  -  webcam/mic) are set to "**** yeah!"
So, basically, Windows 10 is a GYN is the front, and a back port Proctologist.
Anyone else think this odd?
Is there a solution...or...?

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I run a Dell 550mhz with 128mb ram,
Computer runs extremely slow and hangs.
ZoneAlarm was NOT RESPONDING, so I removed it.
Internet Explorer and Mozilla errors - NOT RESPONDING

I stopped almost all programs from beginning at startup.
I removed programs not used.
I defragmented the disk.
I removed ZoneAlarm, as it seemed to be part of the problem (NOT RESPONDING).

But now the slowness has returned so....

I ran Hijackthis, and here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:22:48 AM, on 5/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
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A:Tried everything suggested, does this log help?

Just to clarify, you have only 128MB of memory? What operating system do you have? Also, you most definitely need an anti-virus program at all times.

Edit: Sorry I just saw you have WinXP for an OS.

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I've tried alot of Firewalls and can't really find one that works well with Xp. I've found that they ahve alot of problems with the different use4r accounts such as not being able to access E-mail form bot of my accounts even though I have it enabled in BOTH instances. (just a aexample) Has anyone who has multiple user accounts AND uses Outlook or something similar (not Hotmai) had anysuccess with XP and firewalls? please clue me in.

A:Suggested Firewall for XP?

I am using Zonealarm 3.0 (I think that is the lastest version) and also running XP with multiple (6, with 2 seperate ISP's) email accounts set up and have not had a problem with it yet. That would be my choice for a firewall. Besides... It's free. Just my 2 cents

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My Altec Lansings are crapping out on me again. I need one with STRONG wiring & will last a long time to come. The quality isn't a huge issue since I'm just using the on-board audio. Nothing fancy like 5.1.

Help is much appreciated.


Oh and it needs a microphone D:

A:Suggested Headphones?

Personally, I think Bluetooth are great, because they don't have wires. I'm not sure if it has a microphone

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Hi,I recently brought the p1 but I didn't google enough to realize the loud fan and coil whining issue.   I am thinking to switch to p52 and I wonder if someone can give me some suggestion(ie. what spec to stay away...).   Below are the spec I am looking at: * 64GB RAM ( I often run multiple vmware guest images)* FHD screen (try to reduce weight by not taking 4k screen)* 1 T HD * XEON cpu (core 7i seem to be the cause of generating coil whining and maybe overheat issue?)  The rest are default setup.    

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Referred from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/309799/xp-defender-trojan-hijack-browser-hijacked-help/ ~ OBHi.I was refered here and I tried to follow the Prep Guide and I was having touble so my advisor told me to only post the DDS log if that was all I could run. It took me a long time but I fnailly was able to run DDS in SAFe Mode with networking. (Hooray)Here is the DDS Log. please let me know if you need anything else:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Robert Edwards at 0:29:37.04 on Thu 04/22/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.783 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeE:\FIX\dds.scr============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp://m.www.yahoo.com/uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.comuDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ieuSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ieuInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http= Settings,ProxyOverride = uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ieuSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%sBHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dllBHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d9... Read more

A:go no go on DDS and boopme suggested to run this [/b

Hi and welcome to the Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum,I am thcbytes and I am here to help you!I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those I suggest to you while I am cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems please stop and tell me about it. When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide you with detailed suggestions for prevention.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if your topic is not replied I we assume it has been abandoned and I will close it.I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct... Read more

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I cannot stop suggested searchs. I have un checked "suggest search as I type" box on adjust toolbar options but they still drop down

A:suggested searches

With what program?

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Hi friends,
I am an exclusive FF user (except for MS sites ).
I found a very good extension for FF which I would like to share with you. Its called Flashblock 1.5.1. Go to Mozilla homepage>extensions and search with above name. You will find it.
It stops all the flash materials on an webpage and gives you an option to allow it to play it or not. As most of the flash materials are AD so it also increases your security.
My yahoo pages are loading lightning fast now. Try it & LoL.

A:Suggested Extention for FF

Thanks src. Another one you might want to install for extra security is NoScript which blocks all javascript, and has an option to block flash as well. It puts an icon in the status bar which you can click to allow java/flash for a particular site if required.

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I am looking for a tool that will rip cd's into MP3 format, and write/rip blu ray discs easily and quickly. Whats the best software out there for this? Also, I don't think that windows media player plays Blu-Ray discs, so I was hoping someone could show me a good program for playing those.


A:Suggested software...

For ripping, try WMP itself. It's pretty good at ripping music CDs and the like into MP3.

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As suggested i ran hijackthis and saved the info soi can post it here with hopes that someone can help me determine what it all means.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.92.0
Scan saved at 6:23:00 AM, on 3/13/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page=http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://start.earthlink.net/start?id=1&zzgo=1279365339
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL=http://start.earthlink.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL=http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/*http://my.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant=http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default)=http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/su/*http://www.yahoo.com
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D28-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695E... Read more

A:Ran Hijackthis v1.92 as suggested can anyone help from here

Don't see anything that shouldn't be there.

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Hi there, just wondering if anyone has any good suggestion for a slot fan. Ive seena few i like...but buying stuff like this is sooo hard when you dont got the product in front of you.
Ill probably have to buy about 8 of em too, so thats sorta the reason im asking before buying.

here are some from newegg.com, but what i dont get it that the top rated one has the least ammount of airflow production...

Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

A:Suggested PCI Slot Fan

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Hey, I just bought a new Macbook Pro and currently I don't believe I have any type of security on it. Any suggestions as to what I should download?

A:Suggested Mac Security?

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THANK YOU... I think,,, hehe, anyway check this and see what you think

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 5:00:09 PM, on 10/14/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://mail.yahoo.com/?.intl=us
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://mail.yahoo.com/?.intl=us
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINNT\system32\Userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Pr... Read more

A:mimo2005 I did all you suggested, new HJT log after fix

Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close ALL windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked"

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [cetec] regedit.exe /s

navigate to the C:\Windows\Temp folder. Open the Temp folder and go to Edit > Select All then Edit > Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.

Go to Start > Run and type %temp% in the Run box. The Temp folder will open. Click Edit > Select All then Edit > Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.

Finally go to Control Panel > Internet Options. On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files". Put a check by "Delete Offline Content" and click OK. Click on the Programs tab then click the "Reset Web Settings" button. Click Apply then OK.

Empty the Recycle Bin

Turn off System Restore:

On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
Restart your computer.

When you are sure you are clean turn it back on and create a restore point.

Go here http://www.pestscan.com/
and do an online pest scan .

if you don t have bhodemon 2.0 , get it
spybot search and destroy
adware se
all free good programs

and post a new log .

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I am looking for an MOV converter that will convert MOV files to something that windows movie maker can read. (I am also looking for a better video editor but that's not too relevant right now.) I downloaded one MOV converter and since it only allowed me the trial version I could only convert stuff to audio, not what I'm looking for. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:suggested MOV converter?

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Not sure if I have put this in the right place but here goes
1. Browser Choice. In Europe we get this option. But when it is taken (I stayed with IE10) the Browser Choice App remains and I cant get rid of it. There seems to be no means to uninstall it. Tried various sites on the web nothing works.
2. In the useful tutorial on backup using W7 recovery in Control Panel there is an option to backup system image to an external drive. I have one @1Tb but it starts then says cant proceed drive full - when it clearly is not. Any ideas? Is it not possible to backup the system image to SkyDrive ?
3. I do not use the Start Screen (Metro) as such but do put into it useful stuff that I need at odd times eg Administrative Tools. There seems to be no way to resize or recolour the tiles apart from "large" or "small". This is a nuisance as it gets too big to fit the screen. I found a site on the web that says it does this but my Rapport tells me it is unsafe so I have not tried it.
4. Is there a way to sort a block on the start screen(Metro) alphabetically without dragging tiles around one at a time.
5. A tutorial on each of these would be grand. I have found tutorials truly useful generally.
Brian Winch

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Could I grab some expert opinions on the best suited motherboard for my system?

Current rig:

Intel Core i5-2400 @3.10Ghz
Nvidea GTX460
ASRock H67M-GE (faulty - need new one)
2TB Seagate HDD
8GB GForce Ripjaws (2x4GB)


A:Suggested motherboards

Just to let you all know, I have access to these parts locally.

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I am ready to try the SDfix again...Problem is I can not get into Safe Mode. Keeps getting hung up on a process as it is listing all. I will write it down next time, It may help someone explain it to me.

Also What setting (& where can I locate it) may cause my WMP 11 to make my speakers sound busted? I have installed a new sound card (not the prob). I have installed at least 10 different media players this week to just see what I liked. In all of those the sound was fine. Songbird, Winamp,VLC, Itunes, Monkey,Foobar2000, K-lite, Qtime, MusicMatch & a few others. I really like the layout and fuction of WMP 11. Any Suggestions on how to fix my sound problem. Any thoughts on GOM Player, SMplayer, KMPlayer, AIMP 2,...I must have ripping & burning ability. I have read good things about AIMP2 think I will try it tonight.
Thanks in advance for your help

A:XP SLOW. Tried Many things like you have suggested

Maybe you should try some general housekeeping such as:chkdskdelete temp filedefragvirus scanPersonally I like VLC.

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my friend told me that i should turn my video card down from 8x to 4x to make battlefield work. how do i do that? i looked at my BIOS but i couldnt find it. would it work anyway? why can the PCI version of my card work with battlefield but my AGP cant.

A:battlefield 2 solution suggested to me

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I type up a lot of reports for work and save them, print them and sometimes email them. But i dont like microsoft office and i was wanting a good program that doesnt take up a lot of room, but still has features that i could use...spell check, page alignments, and maybe even a suggestion box. Any suggestions on what i should use...

A:Solved: suggested sofware..

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