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Q: Is SCDKeys Legit?

Hi guys,

I was searching for deals and I came across this site. Is this a legit site? If not, why is it still up!

https://www.scdkey.com/microsoft-win...l_1522-20.html

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Preferred Solution: Is SCDKeys Legit?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I have left my W7 OEM CD on the other side of the world, and now I need to format!

I came across this guys server, and I wonder if the ISO's are legit. I read something about checking the hash numbers but I can't find anything for W7 Pro OEM.

Can someone take a look and let me know, please?

I don't need any more back-doors open, besides what the NSA already has!

A:Are these ISO's legit?

Hello SuperValhalla, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the ISO files are not from Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft partner or retailer, then they will be illegal.

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I have noticed many online auctions for low cost keys for Windows 7. They offer the key but not the software itself. Of course, once you have the software, the key can be used to install Windows 7 on other computers. Is this legit? I'm suspecting that it's some kind of volume OEM key and the sellers are abusing the intent. Here is one example I discovered today:
** LINK REMOVED **

A:Is it legit?

there is always the threat of the keys being blacklisted , many "dealers" are buying technet subs and selling on the keys on places like Ebay etc i personnally would steer clear of them

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I compared the COA whose picture as attached and the one published at MS website, and wonder if the one I have is a legit copy.

A:Is this COA legit?

It could an MSDN key repackaged for resale. Where did you get it?

More on blocked MSDN keys illegally resold: Blocked Keys (Was EBAY Keys)

More on English ROW keys: Windows 7 Ultimate, full retail edition activation problem
Win Ult 7 English Row Dvd

Contact MS Customer Service to determine validity of Product Key. If it is a bad key and you cooperate with them, they have a program which may replace it with a legit key.

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I got an Email from Microsoft asking me to participate in some kind of Windows Developer Preview Install Fair Hardware Information Survey

A:Is this legit?

I think so.

I've found this: View topic - Private "Win Developer Preview Install Fair" invites sent - Windows, Apple, Application, Abandonware and Game Beta Downloads/Repository - BetaArchive

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Hi,
I've recently downloaded AVG ANTIVIRUS and it's got all these extra Add-On programs that come with it. PC Tuner,AVG Economy mode,stuff like that,Program Deactivator.
Are these Add-on Programs any good and are they good solutions for fixing PC Errors?
 
I mean when I take my laptop to the Computer shop to get it fixed (Lagging,crashing,Etc..) what do the Tech dudes use to fix a slow lagging PC ?  AVG Tune Up ?
 
What do the Pros use is what I'm asking?
Would any Techie vouch for this stuff?
Many Thanks in advance

A:AVG add on's legit or what. Always best to ask the Pro's

I've used AVG for years, first the free, and for the last 5 years paid antivirus. I've never bothered with the add ons. I doubt that any professional uses them.

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http://ipods.freepay.com/?r=38218716

It looks to good to be true.
 

A:Is this legit?

Hi, I know of people who have received free iPods from doing work required to get them.

In this case, I am not sure,but it looks the same as the legit ones.

Watch this video about it

http://youtube.com/watch?v=eyG-Gg0PQ3E&mode=related&search=

Then, read this! http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3000_7-5917492-1.html
They require referrals, and everyone has to give personal info, it's getting harder to get the requirements done in the time limit...and, you have be sure the info is not being given out.

Mostly, you have to use a real but not your normal email addy....or phone number....
 

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Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, not sure where this thread belongs. Anywho, I found these two sites which seem to offer software for download at highly discounted prices:

http://gentlywashed.com/?kwhxf

and

http://www.findoemsoft.com/?basukiharbin

are these sites legit?
 

A:Is this legit?

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Issue Date: Aug. 21, 2004
Vol. 8, No. 34
Kim Komando Show Home Page: http://www.komando.com

--> SECURITY 'FLAWS' REPORTED IN SERVICE PACK 2
A German company reported two supposed security vulnerabilities in
Service Pack 2, the massive update of Windows XP. According to the
company, the flaws could trick users into running malicious programs.

These issues involve a warning service from Outlook Express. In some
cases, Outlook Express will tell you that an attachment could be
dangerous. In this case, it does not. And if you open a DOS window and
drag a particular program to it, you could have problems.

A second reputed flaw requires that you agree to go to a particular Web
page. There you have to follow directions to drag a picture which is
hiding malicious code. This, too, could cause you problems.

Of course, you could have problems if you play with loaded guns, too.
These fall under the heading, "Don't Be Stupid." Microsoft can't
protect you against everything. Don't open e-mail attachments you
weren't expecting, and don't be gullible. You'll be fine.
Click to expand...

Someone posted it on another board (not a computer one).

If it is for real, how can you drag a program into dos?

I thought this required a mouse?

It sounds like one of those hoax virus warnings to me. You know, there's always some expert ("a German company") that's kind of vague, that's saying it. And just the way it's ... Read more

A:Is this legit?

Like it says: "...don't be gullible. You'll be fine"
 

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Hello, I want to install Windows XP Home Edition, but the disc I have say it is for Dell PC's only. I remember installing it on this PC before and having problems with it, so I am wondering... Can I download Windows XP Home Edition, with no Dell drivers, ect.. and use the legal CD key I have now, which I paid for, to activate it without breaking the law?
 

A:Have legit CD key, can i get XP somewhere?

Downloading Windows Xp is illegal, but Dell or Microsoft may opt to send you a replacement disk.
 

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Just found this in my Email today. No attachments but I assume that there will be if I hit the flashing button at the bottom. Tried to send it to you but nothing I do makes it come up. No notepad, just a page of letters and numbers, no writing. Very legit looking. Black screen page,
Privacy Protection Update (Version 3.2-AC1)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\>Privacy_Protection

IMPORTANT; Your computer may be recording your Internet Activities without your knowledge. Such as Websites you hae visited, pictures, videos, and movies played. Website cookies and cache. Personal Information and much much more.

Would you like to see what has been recorded on you computer [y/n] y
Click the OK button and begin your Privacy Protection Update [Recommended]
Ok button

C:\WINDOWS\System32\>_
<C> Windows and DOS is a copyright of Microsoft Corporation 1985-2001. Internet Washer is not affiliated with Microsoft Corporation.

It is an eml file, no attachments, cannot bring it up on notepad to send acopy. Scanned it, sent it to a folder,still cannot bring it up. I assume its a virus and would like to let people know if it is or not, otherwise there will be a lot of people getting this as its a mass mailing email. Its sent by someone called Sandy.
 

A:Is this legit?

Also, its from Betty, not Sandy and the return address is <[email protected]>
 

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I can't keep track of the new viruses, possible ones and hoaxes.

The person who forwarded this (I think she's on an egroup I'm on, but I don't really know her) said it came in a zip file and the password was the virus. Or openned it.

Said it came to her office.

I didn't think zip files contained viruses but shesaid it was the password that was. (the warning email didn't have any attachments with it)

this is the message:
-----------------------------------------------------

PHONEY EMAIL:
>
> "Dear user of e-mail server "Wvu.org",
>
> Some of our clients complained about the spam
> (negative e-mail content)outgoing from your e-mail
> account. Probably, you have been infected by
> a proxy-relay trojan server. In order to keep
> your computer safe,
> follow the instructions.
>
> For details see the attach.
>
> For security reasons attached file is password protected. The
password is "38751".
>
> Cheers,
> The Wvu.org team
> http://www.wvu.org
-----------------------------------------------------------
Just wondering... and passing it on if it is for real and new.

~ Carrie
 

A:Is this legit?

No. I believe it to be one of the Bagel viruses going around. You should delete the mail and attachment.

Have a look here, it is Bagel.K: http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/w32baglek.html
 

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I got this email and I don't think it is legit - what does the file
jdbgmgr.exe do??

THanks

___________________________
Letter

Subject: Virus Alert

I've been informed that my computer was infected with a virus from a healthcare marketing firm that has that person/s email address in their email address book. As a result, my address book on which I have your address has also been infected by a virus called jbdgmgr.exe.

This virus is not detected by Norton or McAfee antivirus systems, and penetrated our firewall.

The virus stays quiet for 14 days before damaging the system. It is sent automatically by the Messenger and by the address book, whether or not I have sent emails recently to you. I have found it, and now it's your turn:

Go to Start, Find or Search option
In the files/folder option, write the name jdbgmgr.exe
Be sure to search your C: drive, and include a search of any hidden folders.
Click &#8220;find now.&#8221;
The virus has a little bear icon with the name jdbgmgr.exe. DO NOT OPEN IT. Right click and delete it (it will go to the Recycle Bin)
Go to the Recycle Bin and delete it there as well, or empty the bin.
If you found the virus, you must contact all the people in your address book so they can eradicate it in their own address books.
 

A:Is this legit or not??

It's a well known hoax:

http://www.europe.f-secure.com/hoaxes/jdbgmgr.shtml

You should ignore it.
 

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I found a program pop-up on my daughter's computer called PC Unleashed.
Is this a legitimate program?

A:Is this legit

It is a PC optimizer. BC does not recommend the use of Optimizers. IMHO they can cause more issues then they resolve. I would remove it. It should be located in Uninstall Programs.
 
http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/PC-Unleashed-41180-program.aspx

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offers?
http://www.freesoftwaregifts.com/dest?id=156&promoid=100716&pid=1900000666&cid=4&lid=1105

and

http://www.getsoftwarefree.com/dest?id=338&promoid=100716&cid=100716&pid=1900000855
 

A:Are these legit

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Hi,
I've recently downloaded AVG ANTIVIRUS and it's got all these extra Add-On programs that come with it. PC Tuner,AVG Economy mode,stuff like that,Program Deactivator.
Are these Add-on Programs any good and are they good solutions for fixing PC Errors?
 
I mean when I take my laptop to the Computer shop to get it fixed (Lagging,crashing,Etc..) what do the Tech dudes use to fix a slow lagging PC ?  AVG Tune Up ?
 
What do the Pros use is what I'm asking?
Would any Techie vouch for this stuff?
Many Thanks in advance

A:AVG add on's legit or what. Always best to ask the Pro's

I've used AVG for years, first the free, and for the last 5 years paid antivirus. I've never bothered with the add ons. I doubt that any professional uses them.

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Hi I do not believe I have a problem but when I ran hijackthis i found this entry O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - ?p=ZKman000 and cannot find enough info to decide if good or badAny advise Many thankspmc101Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 23:13:09, on 07/02/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)Boot mode: NormalRunning 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:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exeC:\Program Files\SPAMfighter\sfus.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cryptainersrv.ex... Read more

A:Is it legit

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.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 ... Read more

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2373529,00.asp

In the article above they list eset and avira as okay and somehow Norton is above them? Is this accurate nowadays?

What do y'all think of this new Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete?

And what do y'all use?

A:Is pc mag legit?

PC Mag is legit and they do performance testing as well as many others.Independent Anti-virus software Comparisons & TestsIndependent comparatives of Anti-virus Software <- click the "Comparatives" link on the left, then click Main Tests.Virus Bulletin Comparative TestsAV-Test.orgNSS Labs Consumer Anti-Malware Products Group Test Report <- click on the link to "Read the full report now"NSS Labs Corporate Endpoint Protection Products Group Test:Anti-Malware Test LabThese kinds of comparative testing results will vary depending on a variety of factors to include but not limited to who conducted the testing, what they were testing for (type of threats, attack vectors, exploits), what versions of anti-virus software was tested, what type of scanning engine was used, and the ability to clean or repair. There are no universally predefined set of standards or criteria for testing which means each test will yield different results. As such, you need to look for detailed information about how the tests were conducted, the procedures used, and data results. Read Anti-virus Testing Websites: An overview of testing sitesAnti-virus Software ReviewsICSA LabsNerdModo's Top 10 Antivirus SoftwareBest Antivirus Software - Editor's ChoiceTopTen Review: AntiVirus Software Product Comparisonsgizmo's Best Free Antivirus Software

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Can anybody out there vouch for onlinelinkscan.com?

Legit? Good? (Excellent?) flakey?
 

A:ONLINELINKSCAN - Legit or?

It's new to me but this forum and site is safe.

http://onlinelinkscan.com/results/forums-techguy-org78-general-security/

I think it's a good site that rates what sites are safe and it gets rating from other sites too so that makes it better.

You got WOT that does this also.
http://www.mywot.com/
 

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All,
Have just in the last couple days run across 2 users who have Reg Cure and/or Drive cure on their laptops. Most of my users don't travel and have desktops, so they are just power users. My traveling folks have laptops, use vpn or Citrix while on the road so they are in the admin group.
I saw they have the products named. I have done some research and while this looks like a legit company that puts these out, i have found many, many more horror stories about the company and products.
Does anyone have any information or experience with Reg Cure or Drive Cure?
Anything would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Bobz Pop

A:Legit Products?

Hi,

As far as I know those programs are legit. But note that the BleepingComputer staff doesn't recommend using registry cleaners/software.

So if it was my choice, I would take some more known programs, like CCleaner.

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I'm in the market for a new pc. My college requires that I have xp pro if I have xp. If I opt for pro in the new computer it's hundreds of dollars more. I serched froogle and found this web site that is selling an oem version. It comes with a software cd, and a unique cd code. It was a lot cheaper. Is this legit? My dad is telling me that OEM versions are worthless. I don't know wether or not to believe him. Any advice is appreciated.
 

A:I an oem copy of xp pro legit?

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Just wondering if anyone knows whether http://cheapprogramstore.com/ is legitimate or not?

Thanks
Carl
 

A:cheapprogramstore.com - legit?

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Hello,

A staff member from Windows BBS wanted me to submit these files for you to look at. I need to know if I should delete them from my computer. The link is from Windows BBS "Removing Viruses & Spyware.

I can't say for sure, but they don't look like anything legit to me. Upload them to my submission channel and I'll check them out. Leave a link back to this topic.
__________________

Dave

Spybot Ad-aware
eTrust Online Virus Scan

ctxad-566.0000
ctxad-566.0001
ctxad-566.0002
ctxad-566.0003
ctxad-566.0004
ctxad-566.0005
ctxad-566.0006
dohinst-103.000

Thanks

A:Are These Files Legit?

Hello Joebrahler,Since you have a HJT log posted in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, you shouldn't make any changes to your system.Doing so, could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.At this point, the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.This topic will now be closed, since you have an open log posted. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a PM.

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i found antispywareBOT at 2squared site

i recall 2squared is a program on the ultimate boot cd so i thought it was okay

am i misinformed?

A:2squared Legit?

AntiSpywareBot was previously listed by Malwarebytes.org as a rouge application in April 2007 but recently removed from their list. I found the following comment in a google search but the link confirms it has been removed:Malwarebytes.orgName: AntiSpywareBot Threat Level: Low Description: AntiSpywareBot is a rogue antispyware utility that uses false positives to lure the user into buying the ...www.malwarebytes.org/database.php?id=323It is still listed as a rogue here but they include a link back to Malwarebytes.org. And it is listed here along with a smorgasbord of other rogue applications.I recommend that you use a program with a proven track record like those mentioned in BC's List of Virus & Malware Resources or one of the other Trustworthy Anti-Spyware Products.

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I was recently sucked into downloading a trojan from trying to update something on my computer. I was infected with what I found out to be the spylock trojan. It displayed a "warning" on my taskbar wanting me to download their software. I ran my spysweeper as soon as this happened, and deleted the trojan it found but that didn't come close to doing anything. The alert still appeared and my computer was running slower than ever with unusual popups. I did some researching and was able to get rid of the alert with rogue remover that I downloaded. While discussing the problem with a friend he had me check my processes. I found that a dllhost.exe was running 99 .. and listening to him i ended it.. and it was like a miracle, my computer was back to normal minus the popups. I then restarted my computer hoping all was well.. wrong. I had to end the dllhost.exe again to even get my computer to start up. I am starting to think it is not legit. I have even seen two running at the same time... one from the SYSTEM and one from my username. I have tried several scans and different things, nothing seems to help. Any ideas.. please?Moved from the XP Forum. ~acklan~

A:Legit Dllhost.exe?

Got here Bleeping computer and read the thread "Preparing to Post a Hijack This Log" then post your problem there. When you do, don't post any other problems until they say you're cleanMark

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Don't know much about computers.I was thinking of buying Spy Hunter v 2.7 http://www.enigmasoftware.com/more_info_spyhunter.php do get rid of malware, adware etcIs Spy Hunter v 2.7 legit? Is it the best tool for malware?? Is there better ones??help appreciated

A:Spy Hunter? Is It Legit?

From a most trusted resourceRogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web SitesNote on Enigma SpyHunter: Enigma's SpyHunter anti-spyware application was listed on this page primarily because of the company's history of employing aggressive, deceptive advertising (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The company was also known for exploiting the name "spybot" in its domain names and online advertising. These objectionable business practices were employed primarily from late-2002 to mid-2004.Sometime during summer of 2004 the company halted the most obnoxious and objectionable aspects of its online advertising. It also unloaded all the "spybot" domains (which were promptly picked up by Paretologic for its XoftSpy anti-spyware application).While there are still unresolved allegations that SpyHunter transmits the Windows Product ID from users' PCs (1), we can no longer classify this application as "rogue/suspect." Nonetheless, SpyHunter -- at least in its current state -- cannot be recommended because of its mediocre performance as an anti-spyware scanner. Testing indicates that it does not recognize some well-known spyware installations and has difficulty removing critical spyware/adware files even from those it does recognize (1). Given the many excellent competing anti-spyware applications that are available (some for free), users would do better looking elsewhere for trustworthy anti-spyware protection. Domains: enigmasoftwaregroup.com, spywareremove.co... Read more

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hi all, i just installed broadband and i noticed this entry BJCFD. I have heard it is safe to remove and is used by ISP's for setting ads etc? here's a log of my sstem.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 18:48:46, on 02/09/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperServer\DKService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall\persfw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe
C:\Program Files\ChessBase\Fritz7\ChessProgram7.exe
C:\hijack this\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.bbc.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.ntlworld.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.bbc.co.uk
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Ma... Read more

A:hi, is BJCFD legit

that entry is safe to either leave or remove it's your choice

in your case using NTL as your ISP it is part of the isp help system, it doesn't do much and is a waste of space BUT IT DOES NOT pop up any ads or anything like that

if you intend to disable it running then use msconfig and untick that entry
 

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I'm looking to purchase software legally but have limited funds. I want it to be a 100% legal purchase, but some the software I need is very expensive. If I buy a used software program on Ebay or Amazon.com, do I then have legal ownership of that cd, even though it didn't come directly from a retailer? This may be a stupid question, but it's been bugging me.

A:Legit Software?

as long as its not REQUIRED to register it with the company who made it, its legit. but thats to my knowledge. i.e.: Fruity Loops, u have to tell Image-Line software that you own a legit copy with all that CDkey mumbo-jumbo.

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Hi everyone, today I'm a bit concerned about facebook. I put my altenative email in the "forgot my password" in facebook and oh surprise! someone used my email to register his facebook account 27 days ago. The guy was named the same but I'm concerned why was he allowed to register with my email?
 
I went to my email and changed the password of his facebook and then requested a delete of his account. So I received this messages in my email from facebookmail.com , this sent me the right codes to introduce to change my password but reading online they say it is a pishing link, anyone know anything about this?

A:facebookmail.com is legit?

Hi puravida According to this Facebook Support article, the @facebookmail.com address is legitimate and belongs to Facebook indeed.https://www.facebook.com/help/202744123101612?sr=2&query=facebookmail.com&sid=0UOSWvX8jv1SoqdCMEdit: Also, if I check some of the emails I receive from Facebook due to the notifications, I get this:So it's indeed legitimate.

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Is there REALLY a good maintence program out there that really works to keep computer running smooth iv,e tried many but dont really see or feel any difference iv,e used system menchanic. cc cleaner. an advanced system cleaner but i can,t tell if they really do all what they say they do. any reccomend programs that really work i would love to hear about it ty in advanced for any feed back.

A:Is there a legit program that really does wha it says.

Depends, CCleaner is good but you have to use it mainly for anything other than a registry cleaner

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In response to my post from yesterday, I was instructed (in part):
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.

The link took me to screen317 Security Check. Is this real? I can't find any info on it. I already posted once on Bleeping Computer asking about it today, but my post was deleted.

Can I have a response, please?

Thanks.

A:Is this software legit?

The member you are getting help from, Broni, is one of our most trusted members (called a BC Advisor.) You can trust him not to give you malicious links.

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I have aquired a constant pop-up that says critical registry error, and to visit and download from www.registrycleanerxp.com, and it will go away. Is this legit?
 

A:legit message?

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Any person knows if this website is legit?

http://virusinfo.prevx.com/viruscenter.asp?GRP=4795800029

My friend got a trojan virus on her computer and when I google it. One of the option was that this software can fix this problem. Has anyone try this program?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

louie007
 

A:WEB Site is this legit?

Prevx is a VERY legit site
 

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Hello, sorry if this topic is here already, I tried every key word I could think of with no luck. Can someone point me to the post if there is one or tell me how to know what is malware and what is legit on the list after running malware bytes scan program. Thanks.

A:how do you know what is legit / what is malware

Hello and Welcome -
The only way that anyone can see is if you Copy / Paste the particular log for someone to see.

If you open Malwarebytes, along the top is a Logs tab, click on that and open the particular dated log that you wish to have someone look at.

A "blind" diagnosis is not available without seeing what it is that you refer to -

Thank You -

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Hi...found this item in my HJT log...

O12 - Plugin for [: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin2.dll

anyone know if this is good or bad ?? any info is appreciated
 

A:Is this a legit HJT item or is it bad ??

bump
 

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I have a HP computer and recently have gotten an alert in the lower right hand corner that says,
"Important action needed. Take action immediately to prevent the stability or security of your computer from being compromised."

I have very little knowledge of computers and don't know if I should forget this or is is a legit warning? I noticed that one Google search mentioned that instead of using the box, one can update the drivers using the key at the top right corner of the page I was reading. Some even suggested ignoring the black box.

I guess my question is, what would happen if I ignored it? I can do a scan but anything more technical is beyond me. If I were to click on the warning the next time it popped up, any idea what I'd find and need to do?

I'm really, really old it panics me when anything goes wrong with my computer. I depend on it.

You guys have helped me before, I hope you can with this. Hope I wrote it in the right place.
 

A:Is this a bug or a legit alert?

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Basicly i was asked to do a presentation. So fine i make my presentaion set it all up nicely i powerpoint 03 then along comes a guy and says can you stick this a bit of this video of last year and hands me a disk.

I get home and its DVD! sooo.

I need some help riping it to a nice powerpoint friendly format.
I did ask the guy if he had it in another format but he said no he'd lost it and all he had was the DVD.
 

A:DVD rip - totaly legit i need some help

This will rip the disc for you into a MPEG, it won't work on protected discs.

http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=VOB2MPG
 

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im looking to order some new RAM and i was looking on PGN (http://priceguidenetwork.com) they look like they have what i want, however the website looks kinda sketchy and i dont want to give them any credit card information or personal info before i verify that they arent cheats. Does anyone know about their legitimacy or somewhere i can find that out before i make my purchase? thanks in advance for any info!
 

A:does this website look legit?

Here are some shopzilla ratings on PGN for whatever they're worth.

http://www.shopzilla.com/ratings_guide/cust_reviews__mid--125445.html
 

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Hey guys,

This PC belongs to my brother-in-law. I wonder if it is legit.


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-74J26-F78HB-GG6Q9
Windows Product Key Hash: YhmCBTZc6g/EL5rh2HM/PikSPJQ=
Windows Product ID: 00359-312-1764244-85642
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {61C6D336-9353-4206-A6BC-C50BECD546DE}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3... Read more

A:Is this installation legit?

Looks OK to me - it's a Retail license of some kind so he should have the full 2-disk package with the Key on a Proof of License card.

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I just realized I posted this in the Installation section, if an Admin wants to delete that please feel free.

I picked up an old (probably from 2007) dell latitude from a guy who was an IT worker at one of the local offices for free. The sticker says built for xp, but he has 7 on it, which doesn't necessarily mean it's not legit, but you never know. Here are the results from the Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0), but I am not sure how to read the results:
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Code:
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x8007043c
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {9975BBE7-01DB-4092-B103-1FD4138B50EE}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.130828-1532
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications D... Read more

A:Old XP laptop with 7, but is it legit?

The easiest thing to do is call up Microsoft and give them that 25 character "Product Key" (begins with ***** in your paste) and see what they say.

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Hi
I bought a PC with Seven Family 64 bit preinstalled, so I have a first legit number.
I installed (clean install) on that PC Window Ultimate, retail bought, so with another (second) legit number.

My question is:
Do-I have the right to install (upgrade install) Seven (Family) - but I'd prefer 32 bit - on my portable with the first number, so the number from the preinstalled Seven (which I no more use).

Would It Work?
Would it be accepted by Microsoft
Would I be able to use a 64bit number with a 32 bit Seven?

And if it ever it is a validation problem, or it fails, would I be able to downgrade to my old Vista (without reinstalling all my application or so)

I am a little confused with the difference between preinstalled licenses right and retail one.

Thank you for your light.

A:Is it legit to use a preinstalled seven Key on another PC ?

If your original PC was classed as having an OEM licence then the answer is no.

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Hi guys,
Can i use any MS Office/VS etc. single Legit key in two or more different OSes(7 and XP) on the same computer in two different hards ?

A:Using a Legit MS Product key on....

I dont think so Crypto .... at least not legally. The EULA'S are pretty specific about one key for one machine ... however, I dont think that you will have to worry about a SWAT team busting down your door at 3am either ....

Tom

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Is this a legit website? Thank you for the info in advance.

www.mvps.org

A:Is this a legit website?

Virustotal gave it all passes

Results

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I just heard of this tool, today.

I saw a WildTangent folder that was a gig large. I'm on a HP computer. Obviously, it's bloatware. Now I also read it's potential spyware. Preinstalled. Righteous.

I have CCleaner, but all I know what to do with it is look at Restore Points and kill them off.

PC Decrapifier..yay or nay ?

A:PC Decrapifier 100% legit ?

My Wild Tangent is no where near that size unless I am missing something? Can you provide the path? I also have two listed in my programs, not sure how that happened.

As for uninstalling you can do it through Control Panel. Wild Tangent will be listed under programs and should be able to be uninstalled through add/remove. I actually have two listed in my programs, one seems more recent. Not sure how that happened.

A quick search also found this:

PC Hell: How to Remove WildTangent

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Avast! seems fishy to me, this popped up:
ZoneAlarm ; Suspicious Behavior

avast! Emergency Update may be trying to prevent "20131121" from running each time your computer
is started by modifying the registry key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN"

When I click "show more info", this pops up: Application:\C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\setup\59e26a0e-76b6--4d82-bd3f-80046765e6ae.exe

I get no hits on google, and I don't remember ever seeing this from avast before. Anyone know what's up?
Thanks!

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I just received a laptop from my school. I teach here. And here happens to be in China, whereby not all that should be legit is necessarily so. Along with my Dell laptop I could see Office 2010 Pro had been installed and, having installed Avast antivirus, it detected and took care of "AutoKMS.exe" A search shows it to be a hack tool in some cases and perfectly legit in other cases. For the time being I have uninstalled the Office 2010 (If it is a legit copy I could always have it reinstalled--I would assume), Anyhow, though the 'exe' has been quarantined by Avast the folder, found in the 'Windows' directory, along with 2 files still exist. One file is 'AutoKMS.ini' and the other is 'AutoKMS.log'.
So is it legit or what? Meanwhile as I wait for a reply here I am upgrading my laptop's OS to Windows 10.
Thanks :-)

A:Is AutoKMS legit or not?

Not legit in any instance I've ever seen, besides being an activation crack it can carry malware depending on it's source.

I know you said you are upgrading to 10, if that has not actually started you can post this log,

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Overall, I'd say something is fishy on your laptop.

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