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Windows 7 vs Windows 8 Real Time Test with Adobe Photoshop

Q: Windows 7 vs Windows 8 Real Time Test with Adobe Photoshop

I've been having performance issues between the Windows 7 side of my dual boot system and the Win8 side. And Windows 7 consistently out performs Windows 8.

In Nova Bench for example I have a dozen or more Win8 (Pro) tests in the 600-700 range, I can tweak the results a bit by adjusting the multiplier for my CPU or using the "extreme" setting in ASUS's Ai Suite for OCing. But the difference is clear, Nova Benchmarks for this same hardware running in Win7 (Home Premium) are about 50% better with scores consistently in the 900-1080 range. 1080 is my high water mark. Win8's best score is 823, with many scores in the 650 range.

Then I decided to get real.

I set up my real world test. I sometimes take a series of photo's and then use Adobe Element's Panoramic feature to stitch the images into one wide panorama. The images are all large megapixels to begin with (e.g. about 40M each) and the resulting panorama can be well in excess of 150M so we are talking big pictures.

I tested the system with the hardware BIOS settings the same and went to ASUS's Ai Suite to check to make sure the settings were the same for Win8 and Win7. I also checked in on AMD's Vision Control Center to ensure that all of the settings there were the same. Same hardware, same settings.

The tests - one used four images, the other six. These were the same images, drawn from the same hard drive. The images were not on the same hard drive as the OS or the program.

Each of my OS's is on their own SSD, so there may be a slight variation between the two SSD's but I don't think that can account for the differences I saw. In both cases Elements is also on the SSD in hopes of getting the maximum benefit of running off of an SSD.

The results;

Four images: Windows 7 took 2 minutes 25 seconds from start to finish. Windows 8; four minutes, 44 seconds.

Six images: Windows 7 - 3 minutes 50 seconds, Windows 8 - 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Wow, I was not prepared for the time difference. I had been using Windows 8 more than Windows 7 just because it's newer and I wanted to get used to using it. But now I'm not so sure.

Any thoughts on Windows 8's performance here?

I will have to think up some other real life tests for these two systems.

For the curious here is one of the images, we had a Family Fun Day at the sledding hill sponsored by local social agency.

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A: Windows 7 vs Windows 8 Real Time Test with Adobe Photoshop

Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences, Windows 8 is a new Operating System, eventually it will be fine tunned with windows updates, but for now you are correct, Win7 is still faster.

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I've been having performance issues between the Windows 7 side of my dual boot system and the Win8 side. And Windows 7 consistently out performs Windows 8.

In Nova Bench for example I have a dozen or more Win8 (Pro) tests in the 600-700 range, I can tweak the results a bit by adjusting the multiplier for my CPU or using the "extreme" setting in ASUS's Ai Suite for OCing. But the difference is clear, Nova Benchmarks for this same hardware running in Win7 (Home Premium) are about 50% better with scores consistently in the 900-1080 range. 1080 is my high water mark. Win8's best score is 823, with many scores in the 650 range.

Then I decided to get real.

I set up my real world test. I sometimes take a series of photo's and then use Adobe Element's Panoramic feature to stitch the images into one wide panorama. The images are all large megapixels to begin with (e.g. about 40M each) and the resulting panorama can be well in excess of 150M so we are talking big pictures.

I tested the system with the hardware BIOS settings the same and went to ASUS's Ai Suite to check to make sure the settings were the same for Win8 and Win7. I also checked in on AMD's Vision Control Center to ensure that all of the settings there were the same. Same hardware, same settings.

The tests - one used four images, the other six. These were the same images, drawn from the same hard drive. The images were not on the same hard drive as the OS or the program.

Each of my OS's i... Read more

A:Windows 7 vs Windows 8 Real Time Test with Adobe Photoshop

Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences, Windows 8 is a new Operating System, eventually it will be fine tunned with windows updates, but for now you are correct, Win7 is still faster.

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I have ZAM with real time protection ON but how can i test it if this actually blocks a malware?
 

A:How can i test ZAM real time protection?

Hmmmm there is a website that you can try it on, just gotta google it.

Or you can download some samples in the vault once you meet the requirement. run a VM or SD and test it yourself =).
 

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How do you test the accuracy of the RTC?

This notebook computer is new and was placed into use on 9/20/2015.

Time is monitored using www.time.is

It has indicated that the time is always delayed when using windows 7 professional.

Turning off automatic update produces the same delays as using each Windows.com, nist.gov, nw.nist.gov, a.nist.gov, and b.nist.gov.

When the time settings are changed by updating it will very frequently display exact time.

The RTC CMOS battery was replaced with a new battery and there was no change.

An external flash drive was used to download a utility and then Ubuntu was installed on the flash drive so that F9 key then Ubuntu starts after a fresh boot.

With Ubuntu there is no time delay.  With Ubuntu the time is ahead.

With windows 7 professional the time delay varies and moves from 0.7 seconds to 1 minute or sometimes 1 minute and 30 seconds.

With Ubuntu the time ahead varies and moves from exact time to 0.9 seconds ahead when tested for approximately 12 hours.

How come the two operating systems are producing different results?  One with delayed time and one with ahead time?

Does the different behavior of the two operating systems indicate hardware problems or could it still be software problems?  sfc /scannow
indicated no integrity violations.

What was/is the software that other microsoftanswers posts and other google search sites are referring to to test the accuracy of the RTC?  Was it... Read more

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Hello,
I recently got Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Extended and installed it in my Windows 8 PC. First of all, here are my specs (Please refer to the 'System spec' section below the thread for more information) ;
OS - Windows 8Processor - Intel Core i7-3770 (@ 3.40 GHz)GPU - NVidia GeForce GT 640 4.00 GBMonitors - 2x (Dual) Acer S231HL 1080p, Full HD Monitors.
So after I installed Photoshop and launched it, it said that there were problems with both of my monitors. I ignored that (there was nothing else to do) and now when I open a new project (Ctrl+N) in Photoshop with;
Canvas Size - 1024x768 (This doesn't actually matter because the problem repeats in other sizes too)16 bit color.Background color - white.
The white background is rather link an off white - peach color. I did not do anything to Photoshop nor did I change the PC settings.

Screenshot of the canvas configurations;
Screenshot of the 'white' canvas;
Please note that the WHITE color can be seen properly in any other application. The color tint of my monitor is set to 'Cool' and not 'Warm'.

Please help me with this issue.
Thank you very much...

A:Problematic Adobe Photoshop in Windows 8... Please help.

Go to Edit, Preferences, General, change color picker to Windows. Your images should be 8 bit not 16.

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hi
i am using adobe photoshop cs4 automatcally closed my window and also am loss my current data in windows7.

A:adobe photoshop cs4 issue in windows 7

Hi muthuraman,

closed your current window meaning .... you had a image file all ready open or working on in photoshop and your photoshop just closed? or crashed?

YourTravelingGeek

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I just got a brand new laptop with win 7 home premium and Im trying to install cs4 and as soon as start the install I get a message stating that photoshop cs4 was not installed!

Does anyone know what to do about this? Ive searched all over and this has been a huge issue apparently. Please tell me someone has heard of a way to get this to work!

A:Adobe Photoshop cs4 windows 7 not installing

Hi there
No problem for me -- I am on W7 x-64.
Download the TRIAL from adobe -- you can use your own key after install.

At installation select TRIAL

now any time with the next 30 days enter your key and activate.

If you got your version of CS4 from a Torrent -- adobe has been inactivating a lot of those lately.

Use the official adobe download site and it should work. (Download 32 / 64 bit version depending on your version of W7).

Cheers
jimbo

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My laptop computer crashed a couple days ago. Turned out I had a virus and I had the virus removed, now my photoshop will not open in windows 07. Error message reading "unexpected/unretrievable" problem" then it will automatically exit out. Help someone?!
 

A:Adobe Photoshop CS5 will not open in Windows 7

Re-installing Photoshop is probably the best option.
 

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Turn off real-time protection in Windows Defender make Windows 10 Version 1511 VL (both Professional and Enterprise) not working, black screen and I have to shutdown laptop by pressing power button.

I tested many times with fress installed Windows 10 Version 1511 VL (both Professional and Enterprise) on HP ZBook 17 (BIOS version L70 01.34A)

A:Turnoff Real-time protection in Windows Defender make Windows 10 error

I just tried it and it works okay. I turned Windows Defender off and got the message that Real time protection was off and to enable it. No other side effects.

Windows 10 Pro X64 1522 10586.14 build.

Do you have any other anti-virus program installed? I have Malwarebytes Anti-malware and Anti-exploit, but nothing else.

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I'm a mac user and few days ago, I installed windows 7 in my bootcamp. I installed the drivers and everything. It worked perfectly though, except for Adobe Photoshop CS3

I installed Photoshop. When I tried to run it, it opens but after the blue splash screen of Ps, an error always says "Could not initialize Photoshop because the file could not be found."

I tried to google it and I followed every step that I saw ("~twain", delete preferences, deleteing preferences in adobe preferences folder) but nothing worked. I also tried to reinstall it 10 times (because I really need to make it work) but the same thing happens.

Hopefully someone can help me. I really need to make it work.

A:Error in installing adobe photoshop cs3 on windows 7

A couple of things you need to do first.. Please fill in your system specs so we know what we're dealing with...Help us help you!
Also, type event viewer in the search box .. open the application section and see if there are any critical errors listed... please post them if there are..
Keep in mind that the use of Bootcamp does not mean that every windows program is going to function 100%.

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Hello again guys,

I am trying to get the trial version of Adobe Photoshop CS4 from Adobe.com installed on my newly installed OS, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (RTM, 7600)

But when I install it, it will get to the end and say this:

Obviously, I tried the suggestions that they showed above, but with no avail.

More Information:
Adobe Diagnostics:
I went to the web article on Adobe.com that was recommended in the Adobe Diagnostics here and did everything it said but it didn't do any good.

At the end of the install, it says Adobe Photoshop CS4 has installed successfully. But when I try and run it, I get this error:
Does anyone know how I can fix this?

Before I had RTM installed, I ran RC, and the trialware installed fine and ran fine. No problems at all. I am kind of frustrated, I can't find a solution.
 

A:Adobe Photoshop CS4 + Windows 7 installation problem

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While we are still waiting for Adobe to release a full Windows 8 version of its Photoshop software for the operating system's new interface, the company has decided to launch a free app for Microsoft's latest OS in the meantime that offers its users a number of more basic image editing options.

The free app, Photoshop Express, is now available for download in the Windows Store.



Read Here.

IMO, it's just another crapware.

A:Adobe releases free Photoshop Express Windows 8 app

if it uses the same excellent code as Photoshop, then this might be handy for quick touch-ups. thanks for the heads-up.

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   I frequently got problem with (usually related with each other):
1. When I open Adobe Acrobat Pro 7 or Adobe Photoshop CS2 that I don't have administrative privilege to run the program after awhile2. "The windows installer service could not be accessed" error when I install/update a program in windows XPboth 1 & 2 problem can be corrected when I did:
a. Run> cmd > msiexec.exe /unregister > msiexec.exe /regserver > restart.
or
b. Run AdwCleaner program search and clean, reboot.I have Avira virus (complete check daily) and Malwarebytes anti-malware (pro). Right now I run complete check with Dr.Web.I don't wish to uninstall both Adobe programs because I don't have the original CD anymore ...

A:Problem with windows installer and Adobe Acrobat/Photoshop

I posted the problem at malware section, It help clear up some of other problems, but not the problems above. Here the link :
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/475827/unknown-rootkit-infection/

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I've just installed Adobe Photoshop CS3 on a fresh-install of Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate on my laptop computer, and now, Adobe Photoshop CS3 is running incredibly slowly.

Even hovering over the buttons in the palette, it can take up to five seconds to show the 'bevel' hover effect on the buttons prior to clicking. Opening new documents, new layers, et cetera, all takes way too long.

My laptop is 2.27GHZ, 2GB RAM computer with a 4.1 Windows Experience Index...so, it shouldn't be running this slowly.

I did a search and found that some people with the same problem were able to run Adobe Photoshop CS3 in compatibility mode under Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2), but this solution didn't work for me.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
 

A:Solved: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Slow On Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

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I want to synchronise two folders in real time under Windows 7.

Basically, I want to monitor a folder and synchronise each change (new files, changed files, deleted files) to another drive. It has to be in real time, so it gets synchronised instantly when a change happens. A one-direction synchronisation is enough.

I tried Microsoft's SyncToy, but it does only syncing by hand or scheduled (thus not satisfying the "real-time" requirement).

Can this be achieved with Windows 7 itself? If not, are there other methods of doing this?

A:How do I synchronise two folders in real-time in Windows 7?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ganesh Ujwal


I want to synchronise two folders in real time under Windows 7.
[...]
Basically, I want to monitor a folder and synchronise each change (new files, changed files, deleted files) to another drive.


Sync a folder to a folder or drive?

You can assign a folder path to a drive with subst.

Code:
SUBST L: "C:\Some\Path"

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Please no BS posts of 17 minutes or even 8 hours.
You are not taking stock well at all if you think it cost you so little time.
We are not born knowing how to set up Win7 as we like it. Include your research time.

1) 1 hour Install on two computers (Professional 32 and 64)while I learned what I could online using another computer.
2) 2 hours getting drivers (64 bit was not as easy as I hoped)
3) 2 hours for programs (Office, Photoshop, WoW, Adobe Reader, 7Zip, Avast, etc.)
4) 6 hours getting "unsupported" network printer to print (HP 3500N with Jetdirect)
6) 1 hour changing the 64 bit machine network from the MB NIC to Killer NIC card
7) 15 minutes setting up Homenetwork to share files
8) 15 hours getting rid of Homenetwork and setting up a Workgroup so we can share with our XP computers which ultimately failed. I read and did most of the advice offered here, at MajorGeeks and MyDigitalLife. Like turning on XP Simple File Sharing Homenetworking can cause mysteries so it was faster to reinstall.
9) 4 hours reinstall back to the end of step 6
10) 5 hours set up UI like XP, close but not perfect. I was still slow using the Win7 interface and saw no path to speed things up. Then I saw a hacker friend with tiny7
11) 4 hours wipe it all, put in tiny7, steal the user settings, wipe tiny7
12) 6 hours to re-do everything I wanted including custom wallpaper
Now we are cooking! Fast, stable, fully shared Win7 with "only" 61 hours work.

I am starti... Read more

A:Real time to get Windows 7 functioning as XP install

Experience, matey.

Your training will hone it down after enough installs.

100+ installs here, now down to an hour, with subsequent hour sometimes for special issues although there can always be issues that are ongoing.

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I have removed all antivirus apps and still cannot turn on real time protection from Windows defender.  What am I doing wrong?













Solved!

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A:Windows Defender real time protection

1. Hold down the 'Windows' key.2. Press the 'R' key.3. Release both keys.4. Into the window that has opened, type 'services.msc'.5. Scroll-down through the list of "services".6. Double-click on the Windows Defender service.7. Click to "start" the service.8. Click to "automatically" start the service, every time that Windows starts. 

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Hello

I recently had problems with folder view settings that keep resetting to some other setting and the desktop auto-arranging the icons on its own. The culprit is likely Trojan.Zaccess, which was removed by Malwarebytes. I've also made the necessary registry changes or deletions as indicated by what I found online about making the folder view settings remember my customized configurations. The following registry directories were involved in correcting the situation:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags

The first time happened around Jul 8 and then again today Jul 22. The first time around I was successful in keeping the folder setting intact. The second time around, I needed to do a restore point from Jul 20. However after reboot, McAfee's real time scanning is turned off and keeps switching off after manually turning it on. The Windows Security Alerts is also indicating that my anti-virus software is turned off.

I was told that there may be lingering problems that Malwarebytes was not able to remove. McAfee full scan also didn't find anything else. I have the following DDS log below and attached the attach.txt log from DDS as well as the ark.txt from GMER. He... Read more

A:Windows XP 32: Unable to Turn On Real Time Antivirus

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In Windows 7 when you did a chkdsk on reboot, you could see all the stuff it was doing and the progress.  How can I see all that detail on a Windows 10 box?  all i get is a Windows logo, a spinning circle, and a summary of where it's at across
the bottom now.
I couldn't find the Windows 10 forum to post in, so if someone can move if necessary, thanks in advance.

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Hi, I'm new the forums...

I've been doing a lot of research on this and I know this topic has been covered a million times, so please bear with me.

I'm specifically wondering about the "file-optimization" features in third party defraggers such as Diskeeper or Iobit Smart Defrag (which I use). I know that Microsoft has refined their own defragger, but it seems to me that it has no obvious file optimization and it of course does not have real-time defragging.

I've been using Iobit Smart Defrag for a long time and it seems to do a good job of keeping my computer in shape. But, if the Windows 7 defrag works good enough, I'd prefer to just use that and get rid of Smart Defrag to free up CPU and RAM. I'd obviously lose out on the real-time scanning, file optimization, and the boot time scan that Iobit just added to their latest release. But, are these features really necessary for fast, clean performance of Windows 7? Or are these just gimics from third party companies to get me to purchase their software?

Thanks in advance.

A:Is file-optimization and real-time scanning necessary in Windows 7?

Windows built-in defrag does one hell of a good job, no need for 3rd party defraggers anymore.

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Hi

In Windows 10 v1511, I noticed that if I disable the real-time protection of Windows Defender, when I reboot the system, this protection comes back on automatically. Why?

So, how do I prevent this?

Thanks

Bye

A:Disable the real-time protection of Windows Defender

Why:
You can only keep windows Defender off by installing another AV with realtime protection.

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I'm unable to turn on Windows Defender real-time protection. It says "Handled by another AV program". But I have no AV program installed. Earlier I had bit-defender AV but I uninstalled it (Even I used bit-defender uninstaller tool). Still it shows the error. Please suggest me a solution. Is there any kind of tool which detects the AV or removes any left over AV files?
I'm currently on Windows 10 (version 1607) build 14372
Attaching the screenshot of windows defender.
Thank you

A:Unable to turn on Windows Defender real time protection

Did you uninstall Bit Defender using their uninstall tool? Chances are there are fragments of the program left over which may be causing this problem. You can find the Bit Defender uninstall tool here, run it & hopefully this weeds out any leftovers.






To be sure everything is removed properly, we also recommend using our dedicated uninstall tool. Download it from this location and then run it on your system:
http://www.bitdefender.com/files/KnowledgeBase/file/The_New_Bitdefender_UninstallTool.exe

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i use lavasoft's adwatch real-time antimalware. one question that has bothered me, but never dispositively resolved, is whether this lavasoft real-time conflicts with windows defender.

i think defender does an excellent job. if the adwatch purview intersects that of defender then what will be the symptoms?

A:Windows Defender Conflicts With Lavasoft's Real-time Antimalware?

Having two real-time shields of the same type can cause conflict. You situation is a perfect example. I recommend only having one of those on. Out of the two, I would leave on Ad-watch.

Regards,
David.

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Hi guys, I'm a bit desperate here right now.

I have the same problem that this guy over here. I'm running Windows 10 Home x64, version 1607, build 14393.0.

I had to restore the PC to a previous point because I ****ed up some drivers. Then my AV (Bitdefender Free) started having some issues (they gui didn't display correctly) so I decided to uninstall it and just go with Windows Defender.

The problem is I can't get it to work... I get a notification in the Action Center saying to turn on the virus protection, when I click it, Windows Defender goes green(PC status: protected, Real time protection: on) for a second and then goes yellow again (PC status: Windows Defender is OFF, Real time protection: Handled by another AV program) and I get the notification again. If instead of clicking the notification I click "Turn on" on the Windows Defender gui, Windows opens another window, "Apps & Features" in settings, like asking me to uninstall the other, nonexistent AV.

Now, I've tried a lot of things...
Of course, I have completely uninstalled Bitdefender. I used the official tool provided by them for this. There is nothing in the registry by bitdefender nor any file or folder by that name in my PC.

I have tried every step listed here.

I have tried to install another AV (Avast) and the uninstall it to see if this would "reset" somehow windows defender. (Nope.)

I have tried option #2 here Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Wind... Read more

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Hello bleepingcomputer helpers, I hope you can help me fixing this problem, I've been trying hard with my limited knowledge and google skills to find solution for this, but to no avail...
 
First of all I noticed that I cannot turn on Avira Real-time protection few weeks ago, and from google, they said It must be because of Virus/Malware/Adware/Spyware (there's several opinion about this).
- And so, I start with full scan using Avira, found a few trojan (quarantined).
- Then I scan using Malwarebytes, also found few malwares, and fixed it(using the software).
- I also use SuperAntiSpyware, and also found few problems, and fixed it(using the software).
 
But all of it failed to fix the main problem, which is turning on real-time protection. And so I went to bleepingcomputer.com (from google) there was also a previous problem posted http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/482982/cant-enable-avira-realtime/
But the thread doesnt have any solution (because the poster never responded afterwards).
And when I read the "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help", I also noticed that I can't turn on the Windows Firewall (screenshot included)

 
FRST log
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version:31-12-2015
Ran by PERSONAL (administrator) on PERSONAL-PC (01-01-2016 10:33:10)
Running from D:\New Downloads
Loaded Profiles: PERSONAL (Available Profiles: PERSONAL & Lidia)
Platform: Microsoft Windows 7 Professio... Read more

A:Cannot turn on Avira Real-time protection and Windows firewall

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. 
start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => No File
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxps://safesearch.avira.com/#web/result?source=art&q=
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = hxxps://safesearch.avira.com/#web/result?source=art&q=
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = hxxps://safesearch.avira.com/#web/result?source=art&q=
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = hxxps://safesearch.avira.com/#web/result?source=art&q=
HKU\S-1-5-21-2213181815-4229501440-842373124-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = hxxps://safesearch.avira.com/#web/result?source=art&q=
HKU\S-1-5-21-2213181815-4229501440-842373124-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxps://safesearch.avira.com/#web/result?source=art&q=
HKU\S-1-5-21-221318181... Read more

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Real-Time Searches Lead to Real-Time Malware.

Search results may increasingly be poisoned with links to malicious sites, a researcher says.

-- Tom
 

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Hi there,
I've been using Adobe Creative Suit 3 for more than a year. Everything worked fine until I had to reinstall Windows due to hardware upgrade. After that, I can't get my Acrobat 8 pro work. It constantly gives me an error:
"adobe acrobat 8.1.0 Pro cannot be launched at this time. You must launch at least one other suite component (such as Adobe Photoshop)". Well, obviously that didn't help. The rest of CS works fine.
I've tried to reinstall Acrobat, reinstall CS3, get an update for Acrobat - nothing helps.
I'm a designer and can't work without Acrobat.
Thank in advance for your help.
 

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Evan at 19:22:41 on 2012-05-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6135.4257 [GMT -4:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMFsrv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:Windows Keeps Reporting that Antivirus is Turned Off, and cannot enable real-time shields on Avast! free version.

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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getting frustrated as since i got windows 7 both Adobe Photoshop cs4 and Grass Valley Edius keep freezing.
Edius usually only will freeze for 10 seconds then rectify but photoshop is freezing often.. especially after the pc has idled, and nothing can rectify it, so im losing work

help!

A:Adobe Photoshop 64bit freezes on 64bit windows

  
Quote: Originally Posted by windows7snapper


getting frustrated as since i got windows 7 both Adobe Photoshop cs4 and Grass Valley Edius keep freezing.
Edius usually only will freeze for 10 seconds then rectify but photoshop is freezing often.. especially after the pc has idled, and nothing can rectify it, so im losing work

help!


We need tons more info.

First can you go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search)

Go to the windows log>application tab.

Look for critical errors (they have red in the left hand column) that say app hang, app crash, or anything relevant to the problem
When you find them note the event ID and source codes and relay them to us.

Let us know if you need help

Ken

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Hello,

I am relatively new to graphic design and imaging, but I have a question regarding my use of Adobe Illustrator CS3 and Adobe Photoshop CS3.

I have designed a logo in Adobe Illustrator CS3, and saved it as both an ".AI" file and an ".EPS" file.

Now, when I open the ".EPS" file in Adobe Photoshop CS3, it appears that the bright cyan (it's a white logo with one of the characters in bright cyan) is duller than what it seemed to be in Adobe Illustrator CS3.

Does anyone know why this would be, and what I can do to stop it?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Colour Difference/Dullness Between Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop

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MalwareBytes real-time protection is off and cannot be turned on. The same goes for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Update. This never happened before. Also, I want to clean my laptop for any other things that may or may not be related to this issue.

I would appreciate any help and a step-by-step process. Thank you.

A:Anti-Virus Real-Time Protection Disabled & Windows Update Disabled

Hello rogue_agentAre you able to Run RKill then these 2??Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.>>>>Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click on Change Parameters Put a check in the box of Detect TDLFS file system Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the use... Read more

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I have official windows ten installed on my system , But the real time protection of window in window defender does not turn on . what can I do ?

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I use both Adobe Reader 8 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0. Whenever I open a pdf document, it always defaults to the Adobe Photoshop Elements. Is there a way to change the default so it opens with Adobe Reader? Thanks.

A:Adobe Photoshop Elements And Adobe Reader

Navigate to where you store your pdf files.
Right click on one of these files and a dialogue will open inviting you to nominate which prog you wish to open that file.
In that dialogue, scroll down to "choose a program", when that opens,?scroll?to?Adobe?Reader,?click?on?that?and?then?click?on?"always?use?this?program?to?open?this?type?pf?file"
Click?ok?out?of?that,?problem?should?be?solved.?

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Here is my hijack this log. The main problems are pop up windows, "windowsclick" redirects, and most annoying, my Adobe crashes every time I try to open a pdf. Thank you in advance!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 06:57, on 2009-06-24
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IPSSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Altiris\AClient\AClient.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\AeXNSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Equitrac\Professional\Client\EQSharedEngine.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\ntrtscan.exe
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A:"windowsclick" redirects; Adobe Crashes; random pop up windows all the time!

Now the computer is really getting hung up on everything. Can any of the tech geniuses get me started here?? I fear I'm heading for a computer crash....
 

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I have recently made myself a computer which I hope will remain a top of the line computer for some time. I purchased all the hardware individually and assembled the machine with some help from some of the IT people I work with. Now my problem is that usually it takes just long enough for warranty and RMA?s to expire before you find a problem with 1 of your RAM DIMMs. So is there a software, Utility, or something out there that will put my newly assembled machine through torture to see if it is up to what it?s supposed to be?

My machine build is listed in my profile.
 

A:Real PC Stress Test

Nice setup.

Intel Thermal Analysis Tool will max your CPU. You may also want to try something like SuperPi for a pure CPU test. CPUs are rarely faulty, but these softwares will see if you have any cooling issues. SuperPi may also indicate if you have some RAM issues by throwing some errors the longer it runs..

Memtest86 is really what you should do to test your RAM, that is going to take forever to do with the amount of RAM you have, even with a fast setup. So this is definitely something you should start in the evening and check on the next day. The bad thing is you can't use your new setup during this time.

As for graphics, I'm not sure what people use for that. But until someone that knows more about it than me I'd just tell you to run whatever the newest 3dmark is and look for any issues developing over time (like screen tearing, weird colors or artifacts). Its a good idea to have the latest drivers before doing this.
 

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I've been using Webroot Anti-virus with Spy Sweeper but am looking to change as viruses have recently crippled my computer.

I am interested in using Avast and malwarebytes. Can they both be used for real time protection or would they conflict with each other (and/or take up too much resources)? I am looking at getting the paid version of malwearebytes for real time protection.

Would running only one of these programs as real time protection sufficiently protect my computer from virusues, malware and spyware or would using only one leave me vulnerable?

Thanks for any insight here.

A:Is it a good idea to run Avast and malwarebytes (real time protection) at the same time?

I see you have an open log topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/309829/google-redirect-fake-virus-warnings-antivirus-plus-popup-xp-security-center-and-other-assorted-issues/Please finish up there with m0le before making any changes to your system not called for by m0le.But to answer your question, I highly recommend Avast. As for MBAM, I use the free version for on demand scans. Read this:The full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware includes the ability to schedule updates and provides a real-time malware protection module that stops malicious processes before they can infect your computer. The Protection Module is not intrusive as it utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs. Keep in mind that Malwarebytes does not act as a real-time protection scanner for every file like an anti-virus program so it is intended to be a supplement, not a substitute. Those who purchase the full version receive a license key via email which includes a lifetime of free upgrades and support. For corporate and business customers, annual licenses are required.Also:Choosing a security toolkit with anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware programs is a matter of personal preference, your technical ability and experience, features offered, the amount of resources utilized, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular combination that works well for one person may not work as well for anot... Read more

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Hello,

I have an Adobe Connect meeting scheduled for tomorrow, and when I click on the link to test my connection to Adobe Connect, which I just installed, I get this message- what can I do? I am connected to the Internet, so Firefox does have permission to access
the Web.
"Hmm. We?re having trouble finding that site.

We can?t connect to the server at meet94924985.adobeconnect.com.
If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

    Try again later.
    Check your network connection.
    If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web."

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7
Windows Product Key Hash: LVfmE2BrV36Gw1iwVgO5ouTh5Gk=
Windows Product ID: 00326-10000-00000-AA576
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: N/A, hr=0x8007007a
ID: {9B026407-DE5A-4FF8-BA9C-4062D6C90179}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 10 Home
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 10240.th1.150819-1946
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: 111 Unsupported OS
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics:

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compati... Read more

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7
Windows Product Key Hash: LVfmE2BrV36Gw1iwVgO5ouTh5Gk=
Windows Product ID: 00326-10000-00000-AA576
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: N/A, hr=0x8007007a
ID: {9B026407-DE5A-4FF8-BA9C-4062D6C90179}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 10 Home
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 10240.th1.150819-1946
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: 111 Unsupported OS
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics:

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compati... Read more

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"Currently, we are running this test under Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1 with up-to-date third-party software (such as Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java, etc.).
The results are based on the test set of 383 live test cases (malicious URLs found in the field), consisting of working exploits (i.e. drive-by downloads) and URLs pointing directly to malware."
Results here:chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php
Comments:
- Nice to see that Panda Free AV is included again, after a one year hiatus. It provided 100% protection, with no false positives.- Avast Free also scored well with 99.7%, and Microsoft Security Essentials continues to improve with 96.6%. - Symantec (Norton) is also being tested again.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

Nice to see BullGuard is rising...again..
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

I have purchased Dell Inspiron 5110, few months ago, now it is showing this message while starting the laptop:
Real tek PCI: PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE, PXE-MOF: EXITING PXE ROM. REBBOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE OR INSERT BOOT MEDIA IN SELECTED BOOT DEVICE.
What is this type of error, any possible solution?

A:Real tek PCI: PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE: Inspiron N5110

Hi Jeram,
I wil recommend you to disable NIC from BIOS (System setup):

Restart the system and keep taping 'F2' as soon as the Dell logo appears.
Go to 'Advanced' and make sure 'Integrated NIC' is disabled.
In case it is set as 'Enabled', change it to 'Disbaled'.
Press 'F10' to save the changes.
Restart the system and see if it works fine.



Also, check if the hard drive is getting detected in BIOS:

Go to BIOS screen.
Go to 'Main' and check if the hard drive is getting detected in front of 'Fixed HDD'.

I will also recommend you to run the diagnostics on your system:

Restart your system and keep tapping 'F12' as soon as the Dell logo appears.
Highlight 'Diagnostics' using up/down arrow keys and press enter.

Please let me know if you get an error code/message.
Keep me posted. Please reply for any further questions.

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Dear Dell team and Mr. Vikram,
I read earlier post and have a same problem as Keopsk13 have and also check all the think that you told to keosk13 that are; (MY ANSWER IN BOLD)
1. disable 'Integrated NIC' in BIOS  - YES I DID.
2. Go to 'Main' and check if the hard drive is getting detected in front of 'Fixed HDD'. - NO DETECT THE HARD DRIVE
3. Diagnostics System by pressing F12 - No HARD DRIVE DETECTED
PLEASE HELP ME.
SAURABH SHRIVASTAVA
 
 

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Hi, I have recently added PS CS4. But when I open a picture or New layout. They both come up with triangle distortions of the picture and black tiangles ona new layout. You cant draw or paint over them. Can anyone help me please?

A:Adobe Photoshop CS4...help

I had the same problem and here is the solution. In CS4, click on EDIT, then go all the way down to PREFRENCES, then it will open up a list on the right. Click on PERFORMANCE, Then on the bottom right uncheck the box "ENABLE OPEN GL DRAWING" and that should do it! Good luck.

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how do i add fonts to this software?
thanx

A:Adobe PhotoShop CS2

Quote:





Originally Posted by ilie


how do i add fonts to this software?
thanx




Greetings ilie,

First suggestion:if you are using WIN 98
Drop the .ttf files into C:/program_files/common_files/adobe/fonts

Second suggestion:if you are using WIN XP
Open start>control_panel>fonts and drag the .ttf file into the window.

Best of luck,
ultra_classic

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Can someone please show me how to download adobe photoshop

A:I need adobe photoshop

Nyamesem wrote:Can someone please show me how to download adobe photoshopHi, Do you have your credit card ready ? You may want to try first and pay later:     http://www.adobe.com/au/products/photoshop.html Regards.

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