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Emailing Logs Using PowerShell

Q: Emailing Logs Using PowerShell

We are using powershell with a bunch of scripts that run it to do our backups and then create log files in a folder C:\backupslogs\<DATE>\<logfile>
is their a way to set it up so it emails us the logs after it finishes running the script. I would like to make it more automated and less "having to login and check everyh single day" of the status.

The problem I saw in doing this is it will email every single item in that folder since we separate the logs by month, not my day such as C:\backuplogs\<TheMONTH><files.log or TXT>

is their a script that would email me logs, but only the logs that were created that day and not every other giving the same folder. I dont want to see 20-30 attachments or log files the same time multiple days so it just emails for example logs from 4_10_2015 instead of logs from 4_1_2015 to 4_10_2015

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A: Emailing Logs Using PowerShell

i have been working on a script to do this, but not in powershell. i am not much of a programmer, but a friend of mine did one in linqpad, it is kind of like c# or something. if you want to look at it and modify it, you are welcome to it.
<Query Kind="Program">

// using System.Diagnostics;
// using System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader;
// using System.Net;
// using System.Net.Mail;



private void Main () {
var inLinqPad = false; if (Assembly.GetCallingAssembly().FullName.StartsWith("LINQPad")) { inLinqPad = true; }

Console.WriteLine("Setting Up Event Log Handler...");

if (inLinqPad) { Console.WriteLine("Entering Main Loop -- Hit Stop To Exit"); }
else { Console.WriteLine("Entering Main Loop -- Hit Escape To Exit"); }

while (true) {
if (!inLinqPad) { if (Console.KeyAvailable && Console.ReadKey().Key==ConsoleKey.Escape) { break; } }


private void LoadLogsAndBindEvents () {
var session = new EventLogSession();
var records = new List<EventRecord>();

foreach (string logName in session.GetLogNames()) {
EventLogQuery query = new EventLogQuery(logName, PathType.LogName);
query.TolerateQueryErrors = true;
query.Session = session;

EventLogWatcher logWatcher = new EventLogWatcher(query);
logWatcher.EventRecordWritten += new EventHandler<EventRecordWrittenEventArgs>(LogWatcher_EventRecordWritten);

try { logWatcher.Enabled = true; } catch (EventLogException) {}


private void LogWatcher_EventRecordWritten (object sender, EventRecordWrittenEventArgs e) {
Console.WriteLine( GetMsgForEventItem(e.EventRecord) );
SendRecordInEmail( e.EventRecord );


private String GetMsgForEventItem (EventRecord item) {
var msg = "";

msg += item.TimeCreated + " : " + item.LevelDisplayName.ToUpper() + " : " + item.LogName + " : " + item.ProviderName + " : ";
msg += item.Properties[0].Value;
if (item.Properties.Count>1) { msg += " - "; msg += String.Join(" - ",item.Properties.Skip(1)); }

return msg;


private String GetTableForEventItem (EventRecord item) {
var html = "";

html += "<html><body><table border='1'>";
// html += "<tr><th></th><td>" + + "</td></tr>";

html += "<tr><th>Event ID</th><td>" + item.RecordId + "</td></tr>";
html += "<tr><th>Date & Time</th><td>" + item.TimeCreated + "</td></tr>";
html += "<tr><th>Machine</th><td>" + Environment.MachineName + "</td></tr>";
html += "<tr><th>Level</th><td>" + item.LevelDisplayName.ToUpper() + "</td></tr>";
html += "<tr><th>Log</th><td>" + item.LogName+ "</td></tr>";
html += "<tr><th>Source</th><td>" + item.ProviderName + "</td></tr>";
if (item.ProcessId!=null || item.ThreadId!=null) { html += "<tr><th>PID / Thread</th><td>" + item.ProcessId + " / " + item.ThreadId + "</td></tr>"; }

html += "<tr><th>Event Details</th><td style='width:80%'>";
if (item.Properties.Count==1) { html += "<h1>" + item.Properties[0].Value + "</h1>"; }
if (item.Properties.Count>=2) { html += "<h1><u>" + item.Properties[0].Value + "</u></h1>"; }
if (item.Properties.Count>=2) { html += "<h1>" + item.Properties[0].Value + "</h1>"; }
if (item.Properties.Count>=3) { html += "<br><br>" + "<pre>" + String.Join("<br>",item.Properties.Skip(2)) + "</pre>"; }
html += "</td></tr>";

html += "</table></body></html>";

return html;


private void SendRecordInEmail (EventRecord item) {
MailMessage mail = new MailMessage();
mail.From = new System.Net.Mail.MailAddress(EMAIL_USER);

SmtpClient smtp = new SmtpClient();
smtp.Port = 587;
smtp.EnableSsl = true;
smtp.DeliveryMethod = SmtpDeliveryMethod.Network;
smtp.UseDefaultCredentials = false;
smtp.Credentials = new NetworkCredential(EMAIL_USER,EMAIL_PASS);
smtp.Host = "smtp.gmail.com";
mail.To.Add(new MailAddress(EMAIL_TO));

mail.IsBodyHtml = true;
mail.Subject = "EVENT: " + item.LevelDisplayName.ToUpper() + " @ " + Environment.MachineName;
mail.Body = GetTableForEventItem(item);
please keep me informed if you get it working, i never have and kind of just dropped it. i am really interested in making it work, but do not have the skills. in order to use this, you need to download the linq api, you may be able to modify it to work in just c or c# or whatever it is.

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I hope this is correct forum - please move if needed (and thanks!).

I'm trying to auto-email router logs to my personal email account. Could someone point me in the right direction?

Not having a clue how to go about this, and seeing the 'help' from D-Link is anything -but- helpful, I started Googling.

I downloaded and installed "Free SMTP Server" which created a mess. No emails, but 'spoof attacks' in router log now. I've since disabled the network adapter on that computer so I can use it (w/o network connectivity). All details of my setup can be found at http://forums.tomcoyote.org/Pc_Attacks_Router_Hjt_Log_Attached_t81759.html

With no response from them in over a week (they seem really busy), if someone here could help, I would greatly appreciate it. I'd really like to get that computer back online.

Thanks a million in advance!

A:Solved: Need help with emailing router logs...

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How can you clear the event logs without an event being created stating that the logs were cleared in Powershell? The "clear-eventlog" command does clear the events, however it leaves behind an event that states that the logs were cleared.
Anyway to get around this and totally clear the logs?

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2017-04-20 10:35:38Successfully sent task to the Device Management Gateway 2017-04-20 10:35:44 Task has been retrieved by the Agent. 2017-04-20 10:36:18 Successfully configured BootCommand to "disable". 2017-04-20 10:36:18 Successfully configured WFType to "". 2017-04-20 10:36:18 Successfully executed ConfigWriteFilter task. 2017-04-20 10:36:18 Successfully executed common task. 2017-04-20 10:36:18 Map repository to: Master Repository 2017-04-20 10:36:18 Successfully sent task to the Device Management Gateway 2017-04-20 10:37:45 Task has been retrieved by the Agent. 2017-04-20 10:37:50 Deploy files using repository Master Repository. 2017-04-20 10:37:50 Successfully downloaded RenameTC.ps1 to C:\Windows\ from /Repository/Files/ToDeploy/Make a Change Template. 2017-04-20 10:37:50 Successfully executed DeployFiles task. 2017-04-20 10:37:50 Successfully executed common task. 2017-04-20 10:37:50 Successfully sent task to the Device Management Gateway 2017-04-20 10:37:56 Task has been retrieved by the Agent. 2017-04-20 10:38:06 Execution result (below): 2017-04-20 10:38:06 C:\Windows>powershell C:\Windows\RenameTC.ps1 2017-04-20 10:38:06 C:\Windows\RenameTC.ps1 : File C:\Windows\RenameTC.ps1 cannot be loaded 2017-04-20 10:38:06 because running scripts is disabled on this system. For more information, see 2017-04-20 10:38:06 about_Execution_Policies at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=135170. 2017-04-20 10:38:06 At line:1 char:1 2017-04-20 10:38:06 + C:\Windows\RenameTC.ps... Read more

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Hello everyone. I joined the forum today and hope you can help me out. On my work desktop I am running Windows 7 and I want to upgrade PowerShell version 2.0 to 4.0 as a minimum or 5.0. I've read many articles on fixing Windows PowerShell issues but my case seems to be a little different.

To begin, I have the following prerequisites on my computer:
Windows 7 SP1
.NET 4.5
Here is the list of all .NET versions on my computer:
v2.050727 2.050727.5420 SP2
v3.0 3.0.30729.5420 SP2
v3.5 3.5.30729.5420 SP1
Client 4.6.01055
Full 4.6.01055

The version of PowerShell that I have access to is 2.0. When I try to install Windows Management Framework 4.0 (x64: Windows6.1-KB2819745-x64-MultiPkg.msu) I get the following message: "Update for Windows (KB2819745) is already installed on this computer." but when I look for it in "View installed updates" or "Uninstall or change a program", it doesn't show up. I've done searches for it on my computer and came up empty. Powershell does not show up in my "All Programs" list, Program Files / Program Files (86) or its Common Files, or in the local or roaming user files. The only place I see remnants of it such as the powershell.exe file is within C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-powershell-exe_31bf3856ad364e35_7.3.7601.933_none_3989ef6dcae7e4a9 and a few other folders like it within the winsxs directory. I don't even think the version 2.0 I am a... Read more

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Not sure what happened but this was double posted. Please see the other post with this title. Thank you.

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I can't get rid of it, everytime I restart my computer and run spybot, there it is, laughing at me. Also, 1) my homepage is constantly reset to: res://mshp.dll/index.html, which seems to download the "mshp.dll" to my WINNT file 2) my ability to change IE's internet options is disabled and 3) my add/remove software program will not appear when I try to access it. I'm at the end of my rope. If anyone can help me out, it would be much appreciated.
I'm currently using windows 2000, with a recently updated IE 6.0.2800.1106

Spybot log before "problems fixed" :

Avenue A, Inc.: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site (File, nothing done)
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt

Commission Junction: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site (File, nothing done)
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt

CoolWWWSearch.008k: Browser helper object (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FD9BC004-8331-4457-B830-4759FF704C22}

CoolWWWSearch.008k: Browser helper object (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{587DBF2D-9145-4c9e-92C2-1F953DA73773}

CoolWWWSearch.008k: Class (Registry key, nothing done)

CoolWWWSearch.008k: Class (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_CLASSES_... Read more

A:coolwwwsearch driving me insane, hijack this logs + spybot logs

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It has been 2 months since i m infected now. Everytime i start my comp, the coolwwsearch pops back up no matter how manytime i delete it with spybot. Also, its alway those 2 items that i cant delete unless i restart. Can someone help me plz??? It wasted me a lotta time. I really appreciate it.

A:coolwwwsearch driving me insane, hijack this logs + spybot logs

Hi Teph

Welcome to TSG!

I have split your post off into your own thread. In the future if you have a Question/Problem please start a "New Thread". It get's too confusing trying to address two different people's problem in the same thread and you may get overlooked.

Please continue here in this new thread.
Please do this. Click here to download Hijack This. Click on the Hijackthis.exe.

Click the "Scan" button when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.

Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required. Someone here will be glad to advise you on what to fix.

*Note: When you download Hijack This Do Not download it to a temp folder or to the desktop. Create a permanent folder somewhere like in My Documents and name it Hijack This and put it in that folder.

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537
Run by Me at 13:15:36 on 2015-03-08
Microsoft Windows 8 6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.3986.2145 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k apphost
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\Common\HPSupportSolutionsFrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPWMISVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL\jhi_service.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Windows Defende... Read more

A:Reposting logs-!st logs I dont think I ran scan properly

Do you see anything in my logs please? I know I am not supposed to make any changes to my laptop while waiting but I did delete a couple things and have found a couple files that I don't have access to. My home network now says it is a public network if I connect. I also found in computer management remote shared folders for all drives that I am unable to change along with Group sharing or access in my services set to automatic and is completely greyed out so I am unable to disable. Windows says the default is disabled and it has to be turned on to automatic but I did not turn it on. I am very concerned and have received a phone call from a local venue about an appointment being made in person by someone using my last name and phone number. All of my email accounts continuously being compromised even after changing passwords from another computer. My LinkedIn and twitter accounts are being used by someone else. I am concerned so any help or advice would be appreciated. If I need to rerun any scans and post logs since I have made changes just let me know.

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New to the site and I hope this is in the right forum.

I am using Windows 7 Pro 64 and my main account logs in then automatically logs off. I can successfully log in using Safe Mode to this account. I created another account called test and I can access this account in both Safe and Normal modes.

I ran Malware Bytes and Avast Anti-Virus and they found nothing.

What can I do fix this issue or transfer my Outlook, programs and such to the test user account and rename it?

A:Windows 7 Main Account Logs On then Automatically Logs Off

I followed the instructions per the link and it appeared to copy everything over successfully.
Fix a corrupted user profile

The original account is still not able to logon and is on the computer. Is there anything else I should be looking at?

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I recently acquired a computer from a friend who had problems with it and just didn't want to deal with it. She gave it to me as is, without any restore disks or Windows XP disks. The computer information I know so far is that it's a Dell Dimension 9100 running Windows XP Pro.

When I first got the computer, it would not even turn on. It would get power (the lights on the front of the tower lit up) but gave nothing but a black screen and a beep code. I researched the beep code and found out for this computer it meant that there was an error in memory. So, I opened up the box and took out a stick of RAM to see what would happen. Without that stick of RAM, the computer booted up to the select your profile screen and when I clicked the profile it began to log on. It showed the desktop (without icons) for a few seconds then went back to the profile screen and said it was "logging off". I rebooted the machine and tried to log in in safe mode but, I got the same result. I also tried logging in as Administrator in safe mode, but it was the same thing. I put my own Windows XP Pro CD in the CD-Rom to see if it would allow me to restore or repair Windows, but it didn't do anything different. It seemed to not even register that there was a CD in the drive.

I don't know anything about the history of the machine and what might have caused this issue. My friend doesn't seem to know either. She just said that one day, all of a sudden, she couldn't turn the computer on. ... Read more

A:Windows Profile Logs In and Immediately Logs Back Out

Hello manekineko,

From previous experience when the system starts to load the profile then logs you right back off, its cause either the userinit.exe file was modified or deleted, or the registry entry that points to it has been changed. All this usually happens when the computer is infected. If there is nothing to be saved on the hard drive I might suggest going ahead and reformatting the computer. If there is information that is needed then you might need to look into creating a mini xp boot disk that would allow you to at least backup whatever information.

Your other option is to try to do a system repair if you have a XP Pro disk that works and then if your able to log into windows after the repair, visit http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html and create a new thread to get help to clean up the system.

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I just tried to post a log created with 2.0.3 and got the message stating I was using an older version.??log is attached

A:forum marks 2.0.3 logs as older, unapproved logs

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown 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.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 inp... Read more

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I've had the delta homes browser hijacker bugging me for a while and haven't been able to get rid of it. At one point my computer booted to a blank screen and I couldn't do anything unless I restarted in safe mode. Not sure if the two things are related, but I do know that after I used HijackThis to remove everthing with delta homes in the name, it fixed both problems for a while. Eventually delta homes came back to mess up my browser, and I'm trying to get rid of it for good. I just used HijackThis again to remove everything with delta homes in the name, only this time when I removed them, the problem remained when I opened my browser. That's where I'm at right now, so below are the logs from HijackThis as well as DDS which apparently gives more info for Windows 7 if you know how to read it.
If anyone can help me based on this information I'd really appreciate it. If you need more information of some kind then let me know and I'll try to get it for you as soon as possible.
HijackThis logs:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 14:39:52, on 24/07/2015
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17344)
FIREFOX: 39.0 (x86 en-US)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
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A:Can't get rid of Delta Homes: HijackThis logs and DDS logs posted

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.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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I am working on a Gateway, Windows Xp Home SP2 machine. The machine was infected with a Trojan. The trojan seemed to be removed and all was fine, but the trojan seems to have removed the "c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe" file. I can not access any windows profiles in the normal boot up or safe mode.

I have downloaded the Windows Xp Boot Disk from support.microsoft.com and burned the .exe to a CD to repair the windows installation as the machine does not have a floppy drive. I changed the Bios to select the CD Rom as the primary, but the message "Boot Failure, Insert system disk" appears when the machine boots up.

The drive seems to be functioning fine as the gateway has System Resotre by pressing F11, but the Windows XP disk is not the System Disk #1 the system is looking for.

I understand I need to get to the Recovery Console to either copy the userinit.exe file or modify the registry but can't get the console and can't get a windows profile to open.

Do you have any ideas, or another download that would allow me to access the Recovery Console to modify the registry key or copy the userinit.exe file?


A:Windows Xp Home Logs in Then Immediately Logs Off

We will have to create a small 'fix CD' to solve this problem.Please download RC.ISO and save it somewhere you can find it.Also download MagicISO and install it.Start MagicISO. You should see a window informing you about the full version of MagicISO.In the bottom right select Try It! and the program will open.Click on File and then on Open and navigate to the RC.ISO file you downloaded. Select it, and click Open.First, we'll need to add a clean version of userinit.exe to the current RC.ISOIn the upper right pane, double click on the i386 folder.Right click in the upper right pane and select Add Files...Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and select userinit.exeThen click Open to add userinit.exe to the CD image.Click File and select Save As...Name the file RCplus and save it somewhere you can find it.Next, we'll need to burn the newly created image to a disk that we can use to fix the problem.Put a blank CD-R disk in your CD burner and close the tray. If an AutoPlay window opens, close it.Click on Tools and select Burn CD/DVD with ISO.... A window will appear.Click on the little folder to the right of CD/DVD Image File then navigate to the newly created RCplus.iso Image file and click Open.In the CD/DVD Writing Speed drop-down menu choose the 8X setting.Under Format make sure that Mode 1 is selected.And finally, click on the Burn it! button to burn RCplus.iso to disk.Once the disk is burned, put it in the machine you want to fix and restart it.Bo... Read more

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My initial problem was that the my documents folder was automatically coming up on startup. So, I looked this up and I found this (From Microsoft):


2.Now navigate to the following key:-
HKEY_ LOCAL_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Win*dows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

3.Look down the list in the Right Hand pane,scroll down to the value Userinit This value should read: C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e*xe, (The comma at the end must also be there)

4.If the value is different from that mentioned above then Right Click on the Userinit value and, from the drop down menu, select Modify. Type in the value C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e*xe,in the Modify dialogue box click OK

5.Exit the Registry.Restart your computer.

So I did, however, now when I log in it automatically logs out.
Any thoughts?

A:Solved: Computer logs in then immediately logs out

I do not know ehere you found this article suggesting the solution, but I can assure you that if you have typed correctly what it says the article is wrong.
It NEVER suggested Win*dows, unless it is a spoof article
and it never suggested typing e*xe.

Try F8 Last Known Good.
If no success try F8 Safe Mode.
If that does not work do you have the XP CD, without it, you now have a problem.

Is this the relevant part of the article you followed
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

Back up the registry keys that you plan to edit before you modify the registry. For more information about how to back up the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322756 How to back up, edit, and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
Check the Userinit and PersistBrowsers registry entries to make sure that they contain the correct values. To check the Userinit and PersistBrowsers registry entries, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
In the right pane, right-click Userinit, and then click Modify.
In the Edit String dialog box, type Windows installation drive letter:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe under Value data, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVe... Read more

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So, as my title stated, I've been infected with a nasty virus that attacked just about every program on my PC. My Anti virus removed files needed to run windows and now, when I log into windows it logs me out immediately. I've also tried to log into safe mode but the same thing happens, it logs me out immediately. Should I put my PC into the shop to get cleaned up or can I fix this problem myself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey guys my computers busted again (and for the third time I call for help from my trusty laptop...it never seems to die whenever my desktop is in need...she's like a good neighbour...)

Sorry I digress! Few days ago my ISP disconnected my internet because they found an IRC bot infecting their network. I ran my antivirus and (gasp) it found system32/virut virus, among a plethora of other files. I'm not sure how bad this virus is, or if indeed anything can be salvaged. I let the antivirus remove what it could, and rebooted my PC.

From that point on I can't log back on. I see the blue screen, enter my password for my account, and it says loading settings, only to save settings and log off a few seconds later.

NO, I cannot log in with other accounts, or administrator
NO, I cannot log in safe mode, or safe mode with command prompt
YES, I still have my operating system cd and YES I did an XP repair but it did not work (same thing, stuck at welcome/account screen grr)

Now I've perused the web and others have experienced similar problems. I tried a fix that says "copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe" that had worked for others.

I receive the message "The system cannot find the file specified." I guess viruses, ****-ware and whatnot tampered with my userinit.exe as it doesn't seem to be on my comp. That or my antivurs removed it, because I could still log on before I had run the antivirus.

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A:Solved: XP logs off and then immediately logs back out lol

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I downloaded adobe reader x in order to read a screenplay I've written. It has to be sent in on pdf. I emailed it to myself to see how it looks, I can't open file, only view it. I can open in on my docs. in pdf. How come it won't open if I email it to myself. Will the person I email it to have the same problem. I have microsoft officeword 2007Edit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Emailing pdf

It sounds as if you're trying to save a Word document as a PDF file. You can do that in 2007. Open your Word document, click on the Office button, choose Save As, and choose PDF. The window that opens will prompt you to name the document, giving you a default location where to save it. You'll see in the File Type area that it will be saved as a PDF. The file will then be able to be read by anyone who has Acrobat Reader or any other PDF reader when you email that particular document to them.

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Could not connect to Hotmail as %s.
Hotmail no longer allows email access via Outlook Express for free email accounts.
Account: 'Hotmail', Server: 'http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol: HTTPMail, Server Response: 'Access to Hotmail via Outlook and Outlook Express now requires a subscription. Please sign up at http://join.msn.com/general/Email', Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 998, Error Number: 0x800CCCF6
I'm using a hewlett packard presario V 5000 with windows XP PRO and broadcom 802.11b/g wlan,it has 512 mb of ram with a 120 gb hd.

A:web & emailing

Hi there.

Outlook Express no longer supports Hotmail. Seeing as Microsoft owns Outlook Express and Hotmail, this will not be fixed. You are going to have to use Windows Live Mail if you wish to continue receiving your email on your computer instead of online.



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How do I set my default email program to 'yahoo'?
When I go to email a pic from my pictures library, it says it can't because I don't have a default email client set up.

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You set up default, by typing default in search. Then going to the appropriate setting in default programs. .

But I do not know if you can do this with Yahoo

You could set up the email client. To use Yahoo on the client you may need the pay service.
Yahoo is web mail; however, I have heard that you may be able to use it with Yahoo Messenger.

If you want to set up a client go to Windows Essentials and download Windows Live Mail.


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I have 120 women I need to send the same email to.  I do not have all their email addresses yet, so how  can I copy them all and then email all 120 women the same email?


If you'll be sending this from within a mail client, you may want to configure a distribution list as it is referred to in Outlook, or a mailing list as Thunderbird calls it. This will allow you to send the same email to all recipients that have been added to that list at one time.

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Some program has been trying to send out emails from my computer. I can see my AVG scanner showing up a POP3 email alert with IP address 194. etc.
I've blocked ports 25 and 110 with my firewall as I don't use these and have attached a HijackThis log.
Have run virus tests and spyware tests (AVG and Norton), which haven't turned up with anything yet.

Any ideas on what it could be ?


A:something emailing out...

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In their wisdom SKY have decided to alter their email page-yes, you've guessed it...it's a disaster. Is anyone else having a problem with this new shambolic set up if so please advise on how to get a clear page to email, at present when one opens up the required email to send a message it is overlaid with smileys and assorted icons.


Please post a screenshot.

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How do you e-mail from vb? I have to open two files, read there data do some calculations and email all this data.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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i am running xp home ed, have recently put both my isp's on this computer, now having trouble sending and receiving mail, isp's are ukonline and wanadoo help please


what program are you using for your email?

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For some reason I can't email an MP3 that is more than 8 meg. I break it up in 2 pieces in Outlook options but it still won't go.
What to do. I'm running XP and Outlook Express

A:Emailing big MP3's

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When I click on anything to email from a letter or on a web site. It brings up a program that is no longer on my computer. How can I straighten this out?



If the prog doesn't show in add/remove, type in the name of prog in search, then delete files, then reboot. If it hasn't gone then type in dial.exe and delete any files.

Also run SpyBot, Adaware or similar.

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What is the reason that pictures or attachments that other people send to me will not go through if I want to send them on to someone else? This just started around 5 or 6 months ago.

I used to be able to send things that other people send to me--but not anymore. I do not recall resetting my computer another way.

Since McAfee updates my computer every other day, I can't forward anything with pictures. I have got so I don't care if I read emails or not. Can you help?


email address removed for safety reasons



It would be good to remove your email address from your post, spammers can pick that up.

Is that Hotmail address the one you are having problems with? Is Hotmail accessed through the website or do you use Outlook Express with it?

Temporarily disable McAfee and see if you can send pictures. Also if you are using a firewall. If one of these is causing the problem, look for adjustments.


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I am infected with a virus that sends out spam links like this one http://ruraltech.in/hc7.asp to people in my adress book. I know this cuz I saw it in my in box to myself from myself. My os is XP, and I have Norton full, AVG free, and malware bytes free. Ran scans but still have the same prob.

A:Emailing myself

Hello let's try this first.Change your DNS Servers: Go to > Run... and in the open box, type: cmdPress OK or Hit Enter.At the command prompt, type or copy/paste: ipconfig /flushdnsHit Enter.You will get a confirmation that the flush was successful.Close the command box.If the above commands did not resolve the problem, the next thing to try is to reset your network settings and Configure TCP/IP to use DNS.Go to > Control Panel, and choose Network Connections.Right-click on your default connection, usually Local Area Connection or Dial-up Connection if you are using Dial-up, and and choose Properties.Double-click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or highlight it and select Properties.Under the General tab, write down any settings in case you should need to change them back.Select the button that says "Obtain an IP address automatically" or make sure the DNS server IP address is the same as provided by your ISP.Select the button that says "Obtain DNS servers automatically". If unknown Preferred or Alternate DNS servers are listed, uncheck the box that says "Use the following DNS server address".Click OK twice to get out of the properties screen and restart your computer. If not prompted to reboot go ahead and reboot manually.-- Vista users can refer to How to Change TCP/IP settingsCAUTION: It's possible that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) requires specific DNS settings here. Make sure you know if you need these settings or not BEF... Read more

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I have several pics in a folder. Is there a way to email the folder instead of all the pics seperately?

A:emailing pics

Quote: Originally Posted by skostro

I have several pics in a folder. Is there a way to email the folder instead of all the pics seperately?

I always resize my pictures to 640x480 in a folder with Fotosizer Batch Image Resizer - Image resizing made easy then I zipped it into a compressed folder Zip a File or Folder - How To and then mail it as a attachment.

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Cannot email pix file from my documents. The email screen has no "send" button.

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What E-Mail program you using ??
need more info

right click picture
sent to mail recipient
full size pic or smaller pic

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Windows XP

When sending photos, several to an email, I want them in a specific order. I can't seem to control how they arrive. Its always backwards in order. No matter how I send them. If I click 1-4 first they are delivered 4-1. If I click 4-1 they are delivered 4-1. What do I do to choose the order they appear in when people open their email? Thanks for whatever help you can be.

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I am a newby at the internet and I think I have a worm that is using my email to send out as I keep getting all these cannot deliver and so on email and I have not sent them I have used all the security checks that you have given earlier before writing this email
How do I find out if this has cured the problem?
It found 59 cookies????
Thanks for any help

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Hello roo

It would help if you could provide what specific security checks you have conducted thus far. There are numerous links to suggestions and tips here at BC so we can't tell from your posting what you have done and what type of operating system you are using.

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I've been encountering a problem sending digital photos from my mac to people operating pc's. I have a Mac G3 OSX, and use iphoto to catologue my photos. The problem i have is when I attach my photos in my email (AOL) as jpegs everyone tells me they can't open them. They all then request i send jpegs. (which is what they are to begin with). I thought i had solved the problem by not compressing the files in iphoto. iphoto apparently creates zip files which i am told microsoft apps are not equipped w/ unzip software. However when i've sent them as single jpeg files they still cannot be opened. Is the problem on my end or theirs. please help!!

A:emailing jpegs from Mac to PC's

Welcome to TSG.

You are obviously as ignorant of PCs as I am of Macs Ė like another world. But I assure you people with PCs use zip files just fine. Jpg files wonít compress when you zip them as they are already as compressed as much as possible, so it is an exercise in futility to zip them.

AOL is also another world, but I donít think that is the problem. I think there are too many fingers in the pie.

Get the unzipped jpg files you want to send by themselves in a folder on the hard drive. Attach them from that folder as FILES (not images) and they will likely be OK.

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Good day all,
I recently started having problems with my Optimum Online webmail, I can
read mail, but cannot reply or compose mail. When I click these buttons in the mail program, no action.
Once in a while, the "compose" window will open, but I will get a
error message and a question to use a debugger. The error shown
is error on line 110. Most of the time, I cannot get the compose window
to come up at all.
When I contact optimum online (optonline.net), they checked my computer
and they said it is something going wrong in IE.
I have WinXP with latest updates, with IE 6 with latest updates.
Any help would be appreciated.


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Hi just wondering if anyone can help me. I have a canon power shot A540 digital camera and have no trouble downloading pictures or sending them to other sites but when I click to send it via email it comes up to attach but it does not ask me where to send it. I am running windows vista and have windows mail could it be that what is causing the problem cause I know that I had a problem with windows mail before. Thanks

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Whenever I send pictures using OE6, whether as an attachment or as a picture in the body, the people I send it to can't see them. Either the email is read encoded or it is sent in multiple emails and they still can't read them. Or, they will get the email but they will see just a small read box with an "x" in it.

I have "send pictures with email" checked and rich format.

I have reinstalled my os xp so ie and oe would be reinstalled, but that did not help one bit.

Would appreciate help, I have been fighting this for at least 7 months. Thank you.

A:emailing pictures w/oe6

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums​

If you just reinstalled XP over your original install, probably settings were not changed. You would have to reformat, then install XP.

Were you able to send pictures 7 months ago and then it suddenly stopped? Or is that when you got your computer and were never able to send pictures?

click Tools-->Options:
1) Security Tab
uncheck Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potenially be a virus.

2) Send Tab-->HTML Settings
Besides send picture with emails this is the correct setting:
Encode text using: Quoted Printable

click Accounts-->Highlight and click properties
1) Advanced Tab
Uncheck Break apart messages larger than

Also if you have already tried these, kindly detail exactly what else has been tried so we don't duplicate your efforts.


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How can you change the settings on your Outlook so that when you click on a link to send an email from a web site (like a greeting card site) that it will be the correct address? Mine automatically tries to send FROM an address that is a past-coworkers and is no longer a valid address. Thanks!!

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How can I include a URL address in an Email so the recipient can click on it to connect to the website. Regards Dave Ellis...........

A:Solved: Emailing Url

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I have been asked to send someone a high resolution photo needed for a brochure. I scanned it at high resolution as requested it is 7.12 megabytes and I cannot send it. I was told it needed to be high quality. Is there some way for me to do this?


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I seem to be having difficulty in emailing files{ documents, pictures} to myself. I use hotmail, also doesn't work through MS Outlook-- any suggestions for help? Thanks

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The last couple of days, zonealarm is alerting me that ccapp is trying to transmit email to an ip in brazil

Msg =

email client program

Symantec User session is trying to transmit emails
destination =

I have scanned with SAV, a squared, trojan hunter, ewido, msas, kavrapsky online all clean......
hijackthis also looks clean....


A:Sav Emailing Brazil?

As I understand it, ccapp.exe is a legitimate process belong to Norton AV; it is also a process attached to fastclick adware that might be attempting to send usage information to its company servers, some of which could easily be in Brazil.The BC start up database lists 4 entries for ccapp. exe, three of which are additional problems involving worms or trojan backdoors. I would suggest you start there.Regards,John

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Good day,

First I'd like to say...This site is a great learning resource! Learned so much about VBA and Macros in just two days.

Now the issue. I found two great codes that I will 'splice' together to get what I want...



...BUT there is an issue :-( (because I still have much to learn) When I run the "CheckAndSendMail.vbs" all the calibrations are being sent to everyone. I have yet to find the piece of code that will compile the calibrations per user and send just to that user.
Is this even possible?
(I will be adding an Email_CC = to the code...eventually) The email body will include columns A, D and F.
The attach test file is set to email today. No code is included, see above.

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Hi all
Im a new user to this forum, and reading the posts you guys could really help me out with a problem my boss has landed me with, we have a network where all files are shared between our other two companies that access files via a ftp server. our stock is on a excel sheet that all departments use and alter stock levels i have been asked if it would be possible to have a button that when someone updates the sheet can be pressed and send a email to differant people that need to know that the product has been updated ie some perticular shoe has been sold or out of stock ive read posts that say it can be done with macros but i dont fully understand this concept can anyone please help or advise me please.


A:Emailing from excel

There are a few different ways and in order to provide any really specific help we'd need to see your spreadsheet, but this article gives you an idea of some of your options:


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I received a chain type email this morning about a lad who wrote to x number of people and asked em for 5 dollars..I didn't read it thoroughly as it was a chain letter..but it appeared to have been sent from my e mail address...to the same email address it was sent from!!!!! I clicked on properties to find the source and again it appears to have come from my address...how can I stop this happening again??

Many thanx


A:self emailing spam????

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