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Intellimouse Bites.

Q: Intellimouse Bites.

I'm using a microsoft intellimouse wireless explorer and it's driving me crazy. Everytime I pause to so something (like type this for example) the sensor light turns off and when I go to use it again it's dead. I think that's it's to save battery power but it's ridiculous because I have to lift it up, or wave it around to get it going again. It's really been frustrating but I don't want to give up on it yet b/c it was pricey. I'm connected by USB and I've followed all the normal troubleshooting ideas, my PC is clean too, so I'm wondering if anyone else has tried this mouse and what they've dealt with. Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Intellimouse Bites.

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

A: Intellimouse Bites.

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As you can tell I had AOL and it was a nightmare. Now I have Charter and I want to remove all of the junk that AOL has dumped in my computer. Any Suggestions?
 

A:Aol Bites Now How Do I Get Rid Of It

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Could someone please help me.I cannot get rid of this instafinder thing and it is really bugging the hell out of me.I am not a big computer techy so please be slow with me.I will post one of those HJT Thingys.
Here you go
Marc
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:58:21 PM, on 3/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\WildTangent\DDC\DDCManager\DDCMan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\S3apphk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S0BIC1.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgcc.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\urlmap.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for hijackthis_199.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://us5.hpwis.com/
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A:Instafinder Really Bites

Bump for Hijackthis log expert.
In the mean time please copy your hijackthis program in to it's own folder and run another scan.
Download, install, update definitions and then scan/run the following free programs-
Adaware SE free version from - http://www.lavasoft.de/news/product/info/

Spybot S and D from http://www.security.kolla.de

SpywareBlaster from - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/downloads.html

Microsoft Antispy beta from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...&displaylang=en
 

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I'm getting "Congradulations, you have won!" and Lysol advertisement sound clips every once in a while. Also, I will get internet explorer pop-ups to random advertisement sites and warning pop-ups that my system is infected and to click "ok" for a free scan. Below is my HijackThis log file when one of the sound bites was playing. Please let me know if I can fix this problem. Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:31:46 AM, on 4/7/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PereSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
D:\Program Files\Smith Micro\StuffIt\ArcNameService.exe
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Hello ladies and Gentleman I am a Journeyman of the computer and I am so tired of trying to Open up My NAT on my own that I am begging for help. Ive called xbox they cant solve it. So Im going to ask you But first the info Its for my Xbox 360: Netgear WGR614v10 and I Have Upnp on Im Port forwarding The Ports 88 udp and 3074 Udp and 3074 Tcp: Default DMZ on turned of the firewall MTU is at 1492. Help please..
P.S Im noticing that the UPnP Portmap is not showing my xboxs Ip address at all only my computers ??
 

A:This Bites it all and it bothers me(..NAT)

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I've had an HP Pavilion for several years that only gets sporadic use.  Skype and watching movies.  From day one it has been an overheating sucker so that is why I only use it for things that don't put too much demand on it.  The hard drive died several months and instead of shipping it to them for repairs, I bought my own hard drive and they sent me the install disks.
 
My first question is this:
 
If I buy a new hard drive, will I be able to use the disks that HP sent me to install on a new hard drive years ago?  It's going into the same system, and the disks are called "System Recovery DVD Windows 7 Recovery Media for Windows 7 Products Service Pack 1,  Disk 1 of 2 and Disk 2 of 2"
 
My second question is this:
 
Is the overheating the cause of the multiple deaths of hard drives?
 
The laptop itself is an HP Pavilion dv4-4141 us Entertainment PC   
 
p.s. I think the hard drive is dying because it sounds just like it did when the first one died -- lots of clicky noises on boot up which will eventually lead to "no hard drive present" if my crystal ball is right.  But I could be wrong!
 
 

A:Another One Bites The Dust

If I buy a new hard drive, will I be able to use the disks that HP sent me to install on a new hard drive years ago?  It's going into the same system, and the disks are called "System Recovery DVD Windows 7 Recovery Media for Windows 7 Products Service Pack 1,  Disk 1 of 2 and Disk 2 of 2"
 
Is the overheating the cause of the multiple deaths of hard drives?
 
To answer Q#1, yes - you can use your factory recovery media to restore the operating system and preloaded software to any replacement drive (assuming it is large enough) in that laptop.
To answer Q#2, yes - heat is a big problem for laptop hard drives and could be the cause of repeated failures. That said, it could just as easily be other problems such as free-fall and impact or manufacturing defects causing your problems.
 
Personally I only use solid state drives for laptops these days, my observed failure rate for brand new conventional hard drives in laptops at the office was getting rather absurd at about 1 in 3 within a year.

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Funny how one simple player can make you scream.

Ive tried:

Apple Quicktime
Quicktime Alternative
VLC

The players and IE plugins just dont work.

Specs:
Vista x64 Biz.
Intel Q6600
Intel DP35DP mobo
4GB DDR2
Quadro 1700

It took my computer shop to get my Quadro driver to work right. Im running Maya and Photoshop.
thanks

A:Apple bites,help w/ QT

Hi Knightsilver,

What help do you need exactly?

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Hi all, I'm not even sure i'm supposed to post this here but I've been having trouble running IE6.0 in the sense that it doesn't run at all. Double clicking the icon does doubly nothing. I have Panda Platinum installed as wel as Ad-Aware se pro, keep them updated and use them even on a regular basis. I also used Spybot S&D tosay but that still doesn't seem to do the trick. Perhaps some one would be willing to take a quick look at the HijackThis-log included in this post. I'm not computer savvy enough to do anything useful with it. I looked around on the net (Firefox still works) but it's all chinese to me. Thanks in advance for your troubles.Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 1:14:05 PM, on 2/03/2005Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\timesync.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\Firewall\PavFires.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet... Read more

A:Another one bites the dust

You are using an outdated version of hijackthis. Please download the newer version.Download HijackThis from:HijackThis Download SiteThen post a new log

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This Gateway M350WAN decided to die after my former employer used a jumpdisk to download files following my leaving the company. I used System MEchanic to clear the drive. However, I have never been able to reinstall XP after that. I have made several attempts and have taken it to firedog (who was going to charge me $200.00 to do what I had already done). Anyway, I either want to get it working or trash it. I used the Gateway disc. It does not recognize a HD and I get a setupdd.sys Page Fault in non paged area on blue screen. Technical Information

STOP: 0X00000050 ( OXe51503c8, 0X00000000, 0Xf84d7c78, 0X00000002)

setupdd.sys-Address F84D7C78 base at F84AE000, Datestamp 3d6dd67f

HELP!!
 

A:One last try before laptop bites it.....

Buy a new hard drive for it and try the Gatway disc again
 

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I'm new at this go easy on me! i have windows xp and windows mediaplayer. I can burn music but not movie i downloaded. error message says player may not support the file or the codec used to compress the file error # C00D 1199
 

A:maryanne's cd burner bites!

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Like many before the computer was hit by TR/Rootkit.Gen2 and the antivirus removed the infected file netbt.sys in System32\Driver folder. This leave the computer now living in a world of Acquiring Network Address. The computer is running XP Home. I have been through several of the posts about this situation and finally joined so I could post as each thread's results are specific to the original poster.
Here are the files requested in the before you post information:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:17:45 PM, on 06/04/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\Solution Menu EX\CNSEMAIN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SystemTray\StxMenuMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
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A:Another NetBT bites the dust

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Hi, I have spent the better part of this weekend trying to rid my computers of the Vundo Trojan bug without much success. On the positive side it has been quite a learning experience (he has been at my side) for my 14 year old son who brought this bug into our home. I have tried a number of the recommended tools but none has completely eliminated this critter. I am very much in need of expert advice.
I have read a number of the threads on this topic and one of the more recent recommends to run the Superantispyware Pro trial version and to attach a log of this run plus a subsequent hijackthis log for some expert review. I have included both logs below and hope that someone can help guide me out of the quagmire I am in.
Thanks!
SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 05/20/2007 at 10:37 PM

Application Version : 3.7.1018

Core Rules Database Version : 3241
Trace Rules Database Version: 1252

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:52:04

Memory items scanned : 485
Memory threats detected : 2
Registry items scanned : 5663
Registry threats detected : 24
File items scanned : 34762
File threats detected : 56

Trojan.Downloader-Gen/SwampDonk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\EFCCYXV.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\EFCCYXV.DLL
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{824BAF29-BE21-41AD-9010-F95BFBFA1108}
HKCR\CLSID\{824BAF29-BE21-41AD-9010-F95BFBFA1108}
HKCR\CLSID\{824BAF29-BE21-41AD-9010-F95BFBFA1108}\InprocServer32
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A:Vundo Trojan bug bites again

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Again the annoying lop.as trojan.
I believe you guys are sick of it.
Here is the log from HJT.
Thanks for your help

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:11:15, on 20-01-2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programas\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Programas\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Programas\Anti-Blaxx 1.18\Anti-Blaxx.exe
C:\Programas\Huawei technologies\Vodafone Internet Connect Box\VodafoneUSBPP.exe
C:\Programas\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Programas\GetRight\getright.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Programas\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\Programas\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Programas\MSN Apps\Updater\01.03.0000.1005\pt-br\msnappau.exe
C:\Downloads\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com.br/0SEPTBR/SAOS01
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://runonce.msn.com/?v=msgrv75
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A:Solved: Another Lop bites the dust (hopefully)

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I just reloaded a computer, and started downloading software from ninite.com, AV, Reader, Open Office, etc... Next I started downloading a driver for a proprietary piece of hardware, and before it finished downloading I started hearing these weird commercials and sound bites from transformers and a few other movies. Once I installed the driver the computer blue screened, and it did this numerous times (5-10 seconds after logging in). I finally decided to do a second Dell factory image restore.

The computer was freshly restored and this time, before I even finished selecting all the apps I wanted from ninite.com I started hearing the same crap I did earlier. I have since installed and run mbam and AVG, but neither of them are reporting any infections.

This system is running windows 7 Pro x32

Gmer did report the following, both at start up, and at the finish, [email protected] code has been found - rootkit!. I'll do some research into that while I await a response. Hopefully somebody's run into this one before.

Here are my dds and gmer logs:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Advantage at 1:27:52 on 2012-06-14
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2012.1345 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Outdated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Outdated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
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A:Sound bites / Advertisements

Good evening. Download TDSSKiller.zip from Kaspersky from here and save it to your Desktop. You will then need to extract the file(s) from the zipped folder.
To do this: Right-click on the zipped folder and from the menu that appears, click on Extract All...
In the Extraction Wizard window that opens, click on Next> and in the next window that appears, click on Next> again.
In the final window, click on Finish
Please close all open programs as this may result in a reboot being necessary.
Double click TDSSKiller.exe to begin. Click Change parameters and check the two boxes under Additional Options. Click Start scan and allow the tool to do just that.
One the scan has completed, if the tool has identified anything allow it to carry out it's default action(s) - you'll need to click Continue where appropriate. Finally, if it prompts you to reboot your machine, please click Reboot Now and ensure that your machine does so.
The log that the tool creates will be located at the root of you hard drive as C:\TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt. - i'd like a copy of the contents in your next reply.
Please check that you get the one with the right date and time.

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Quote:
Microsoft on Tuesday warned users of a vulnerability in 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that could expose users to malware attacks.

Exploitation of the bug in the Canonical Display Driver would most likely cause vulnerable machines only to reboot, Microsoft spokesman Jerry Bryant said in a blog post. But it could also be abused to silently install malware, although attackers first would have to bypass memory randomization protections baked in to the operating systems to prevent code execution attacks, he added.

The vulnerability stems from the Canonical Display Driver's failure to properly parse information copied from user mode to kernel mode. Malicious hackers could exploit it by tricking a victim into viewing a booby-trapped image file on a website or in email. The driver emulates the Windows XP display driver for interactions with earlier Windows graphics engines.

Bryant said a patch would be forthcoming, but didn't say when. In the meantime, users can prevent attacks by disabling the Windows Aero Theme. To turn it off, choose Start > Control Panel and click on Appearance and Personalization. Then click on Change the Theme. Then select one of the Basic and High Contrast Themes.


Article

A:Security bug bites 64-bit Windows 7

From Security Research & Defense : CDD.dll vulnerability: Difficult to exploit:






Quote:
Since becoming aware of the forum discussions, we have been looking for ways to hit this vulnerability with Microsoft software. So far, we haven’t found a remote vector. We’re still looking and meanwhile managed to hit the vulnerable code by executing a specially-crafted program on a machine in the following configuration:
Windows 7 X64 machine
WDDM 1.1 capable video card (DirectX 10, DirectX 10.1, DirectX 11)
Aero glass theme enabled
Therefore, a malicious attacker able to logon locally to a vulnerable machine matching the above criteria could run a malicious executable to trigger this issue. Users of third-party image viewers may be vulnerable to this issue when viewing an untrusted image with a third-party image viewer locally on the machine.
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Please help!!
When I go to such sites as www.kiss108.com and try to listen to sound bites they do not play. The link shows at the bottom of the screen and the green bar loads full but nothing happens. I also tried listening to a sound bite from the MSN home page and it did the same thing. I think they are .asf / .asx files. THANKS
Also, just noticed...not sure if this is also a result of the problem but when I go to MSN games and hit PLAY NOW, the page just refreshes but does not load???
 

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Just wanted to thank MFDnSC and Rosebud6 for trying to help me get rid of that godawful Altnet. I just got rid of it with a nifty little program that I purchased last year, called Fix-It by V-Com. It has a feature called registry majic which just calls up the registry in order to edit. Well, just for a goof I did the usual left click, hit delete, but this time it actually did delete! I was totally shocked. No, it's not a free program but so well worth the money!! Hope you are reading this, Conde_i73!!!
 

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I can hear internet explorer running in the background (the clicking sound it makes is quite distinctive). With that, I hear random ads play at random intervals.

I need this to be solved (interning in D.C. soon and need a working computer). Ive tried running Symantec in safe mode and that did not work.


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 12:18:33.93 on Fri 08/06/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.955 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}
AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe 4
svchost.exe
svchost.exe 4
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k Akamai
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:Random Sound bites

Hello Puffle,

Your master boot record is infected. Boot into Safe Mode with Networking to carry out this set of instructions. Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2


* IMPORTANT- Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

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Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications as they will interfere with our tools and the removal. If you are unsure how to do this, please refer to our sticky topic How to disable your security applications


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Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.




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I have a Compaq Presario SR5710Y and using Vista Home Premium and the label on the front of the tower says it has 250 gigs, well when i go to my Pc and do the math i see 11.2 gigs on the D drive and 221 gigs on the C drive which leaves 18 gigs missing ! ?

So whats this all about and where are these gigs and what are they being used for and can i recover them adding them to my C drive ?

Is this normal that the math never adds up ? - thanks
 

A:Solved: G Bites missing in action

LeftBehind said:


I have a Compaq Presario SR5710Y and using Vista Home Premium and the label on the front of the tower says it has 250 gigs, well when i go to my Pc and do the math i see 11.2 gigs on the D drive and 221 gigs on the C drive which leaves 18 gigs missing ! ?

So whats this all about and where are these gigs and what are they being used for and can i recover them adding them to my C drive ?

Is this normal that the math never adds up ? - thanksClick to expand...

This is normal. Most disk manufacturers calculate 1 GB in a different way than Microsoft. It's a math thing, don't worry.

Check this link for additional info:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc...yZwX2N2PTEuMTMwJnBfcGFnZT0x&p_li=&p_topview=1
 

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Yesterday after rebooting my computer before doing anything it sounded like a radio station was playing on my computer. I ran Webroot and my Trend antivirus and it didn't stop the talk raid so I took it into the dealer they did some quick file clean-up and said it should be ok. I got home and rebooted and the mysterious radio station has gone away but now every few minutes I hear Congratulation You Won. I see there was two similar problems reported in the past on this site but the solutions were different. One of them was in Sept of 08 from taz2018. Please advise what steps I should take next.

Thank you in advance for whatever help you can provide.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:18:45 PM, on 4/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADUserMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

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Evasion bug bites virus shieldsBy Joris EversStaff Writer, CNET News.comPublished: October 31, 2005, 4:55 PM PST A flaw in several virus scanners could let a malicious file evade detection, a security researcher has warned...By adding some data to a file, an attacker could trick virus scanners into letting a malicious executable file pass through...The problem lies in the scanning engine, which won't detect files that have the extra data...The problem affects numerous antivirus products, including software from Trend Micro, McAfee, Computer Associates and Kaspersky Lab....several products that are not affected, including software from Symantec, F-Secure and BitDefender... "This is one of the most significant antivirus vulnerabilities of recent times, as it affects the majority of scanner software...news.com

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Hi,

I am aware that others have had same symtoms - what is process to remove ?

ettrema

A:getting random brief audio bites and clicks

It will help others to assist you if you can kindly tell us what windows version you are running, what protection and other programs you have on board and run and what is happening with the computer to make you beleive you are infected?

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That about sums it up. Can anyone help me?

My computer (Compaq Presario), in mid-operation, screeched to a halt with an error message reporting a missing or corrupted Windows component ( I don't recall exactly what it was), so I simply decided to run Quick Restore and reinstall Windows XP. The Quick Restore was then unable to read partitions in drive C, and after another couple of attempts, even Quick Restore became inoperable with only a "Runtime Error R6003" message. Turning on the machine without the disks only yields the message "Cannot find operating system on any devices. Press any key and try again."

Is there any software with the hope of fixing any of this, or is it time for a new hard drive (or a new computer entirely?)

Thanks.
 

A:Hard Drive Bites the Dust

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After logging in i get sound bites of commercials, bits and pieces that come and go. To avoid them i mute the volume. Have run several security programs but they don't seem to catch this problem. How can I eliminate this problem?

A:vocal sound bites of tv commercials come and go

Hello and welcome. I moved this from XP to Am I INfected.Lets see if we can see something..Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-click on the renamed file to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.Malwarebytes will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan... Read more

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So for the past three months random sound clips of songs/movies/sounds etc. have been going off randomly at different times. I followed the 5 step process all the way through except highjac section would not work. If you would help me out with finding a way to get rid of this problem that would be great. O and on the panda virus scan thing all the things that were poppin up were trojans. Thanks

Chris

A:Random Sound bites keep going off on my computer. I NEED HELP

...and your computer's operating system is:
a) Windows 2000
b) Windows XP
c) Windows Vista

Please tell us which it is so we can offer some advice. Thanks!

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Hello,
I'm new to this forum, recommended by my brother. Here is whats going on. My computer randomly plays sound bites. It plays what sounds like a star wars theme, and I also get ads for gamefly and one that I can win a new computer. My brother had me run highjackthis which I did. He said he couldn't see any thing, so he said to post it here to see if somebody could tell me what to do. When the sound bites plays there are no new windows or tabs opened up. I'm running windows xp and I use Internet Explorer for my browser. Here is what highjackthis report looks like

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:19:34 PM, on 1/20/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSch... Read more

A:Computer plays sound bites all by its self

Hello and Welcome.

HijackThis is no longer our tool of choice for an initial analysis.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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A security researcher has developed what he says is the first Trojan malware for RIM's BlackBerry email device.The software, which was demonstrated at the Defcon hacker conference over the weekend, appears to be a free tic-tac-toe download. Once downloaded, however, it works with another piece of code, called BBProxy, which can be used to attack vulnerable machines within the corporate network...pcadvisor.co.uk

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I discovered this trojan when I started hearing ads but seeing no internet browsers or on sites with no video ads. My IE was also disabled (I use FireFox 3.6.12) but I would have an IE ad pop up. I have Windows 7 and use Webroot Anti-virus with Spy Sweeper.

I ran Malware Byes and it discovered 15 viruses. I cleaned them up and then ran DDS and GMER as instructed.

Here are the logs from DDS and GMER and I have the attachment attached. If you would like the malware bytes log I will be happy to post that.

I would like to know if this is completely gone from my system as I've read it likes to change itself.

Thank you.
DDS (Ver_10-12-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Owner at 11:41:30.07 on Thu 12/09/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3835.2419 [GMT -5:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\Webroot\Security\Current\Framework\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
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
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A:Trojan-Zoeken ran Malware Bites have DDS log

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

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Hi there.

For people who use squeezeboxes/Sonos/Internet radios etc and find that their
BBC Radio streams don't work any more please read my thread on W10 Forums - A
lot of even older devices should work if you read the thread.

Solved BBC radio dropping WMA - now using HLS here' the fix -
Windows 10 Forums

Cheers
jimbo

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Hurray for years down the drain! My 4 year old maxtor 80 gig IDE has finally gone to that great motherboard in the sky. And what really stings is I had just bought an external HD to copy its files over (for some reason I had a 'sense' it was about to die...and its age of course...)

I'm kind of hoping to try and recover some data from it, but it doesn't look good, hell it looks worse then my last one dieing....

The setup is it was the slave on my primary IDE channel to my master drive (with windows and more important files). Today while starting up a program on the drive my computer shut down...coming back up to windows I heard a large pop sound, computer shut down again and restarted, this time...and here is my problem....NOT seeing the 2nd HD at all.

I've done data recovery before, hell this is about my 3rd HD to die (2 primarys before this 2ndary went out) but BIOs saw all those, even if it wouldn't boot to it.

So anyone have any idea if I might be able to get my computer to see this thing or am I screwed? Also, does anyone know if other types of HD are more reliable? I've heard SATAs are better but I see them die all the time as well in my work field, and with the heavy usage mine get I was very happy this one lasted as long as it did.

Also this hard drive died with very little warning, there was no 'clicks' before hand, no slowdowns, it worked beautifully, it passed all the tests on it, so having it fry so suddenly is very... Read more

A:*Sings* And another one bites the dust! (hard drives)

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System restore
System Restore "restore points" are missing or deleted
"A restore point reaches an age of 90 days. The restore point is then deleted because 90 days is the default time to live.'


1. Is there a way to change this I want to keep my restore points? FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have 600GB HD, space is not an issue

I go on long vacation come back, Have a update problem/EA,

Then notice all my (GOOD) restore points gone,

It Crazy, IMO, The First Restore point is the Most important

2 days now reinstalling Vista

2. Can I save some file to a disc?
3. Where are the files Located?
4. Can I change some setting that will Keep them?


AnyHelp, thanks

A:System restore -90 day Erase Policy Bites!

I cant be 100% sure with this 1 however i would imagine you would have to increase the Maximum System Restore Size by following this tutorial System Restore - disk space

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Hi, i just started with my new website; but running a localhost is not working out.
Both wamp and Xxamp versions aren t running on both my Windows 7 Home Premium based computers. I have set all the services necessary to automatic and I m running Microsoft security essiantals as my antivirus
Is there a windows alternative for xxamp en wamp server which is running ok on Windows 7 64 bit computers?
Thank you very much for all your tips

A:win 7 64 Bites alternatives for XXamp en Wamp Server

im running wampserver on my windows 7 pro x64 without any problems whatsoever, maybe its not starting properly due to port conflicts?

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iPack Exploit Kit Bites Windows Users.

Its name and cute logo aside, iPack has nothing to do with Apple’s products. According to Jorge Mieres over at the Malware Intelligence blog, the software vulnerabilities targeted by exploits contained in this package are all for Windows platforms, including:

MDAC (CVE-2006-0003) – (MS06-014)
PDF collab.getIcon (CVE-2009-0927)
PDF Util.Printf (CVE-2008-2992)
PDF collab.collectEmailInfo (CVE-2008-0655)
PDF Doc.media.newPlayer (CVE-2009-4324)

Links to above are in the article.

-- Tom
 

A:iPack Exploit Kit Bites Windows Users

Good Read Indeed
 

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I'm running win xp and had have this going on for about three weeks now. Running avast, spybot, spyware blaster, etc.

Getting random sound bites, multiple viruses showing up daily with avast and malware scans.

Here's my Hijax:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:27:38 AM, on 9/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fppdis3a.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Random Sound Bites and Continual Viruses

Hi
Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.
Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.
Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)

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So I have picked up something which keeps causing my browser to generate popups and it looks like something installed on my machine. I am not sure how as I didn't install anything today but I have something wierd now (sorry I don't see anything else that is more useful ). Here is the output from my DDS log:
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by cacory at 21:10:26.40 on Sun 03/22/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2007.1307 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\SafeBoot\SbClientManager.exe
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A:Another one bites the malware dust (source unknown)

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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Within the last week my husband and I have noticed our laptop playing random commericals, sound bites of programs, and odd noises. In the same time period, I also have noticed redirects from weblinks chosen from Yahoo. Tonight, the computer is saying there is a problem with the website you're viewing. On our desktop, I caught a message from Trend Micro stating that a Trojan was trying to infiltrate that computer, but I never saw anything for the laptop. My hunch is - the laptop is infected with that P.O.S.

DDS as follows:

DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by WBFE at 22:21:47.18 on Sat 11/13/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18975
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3934.1376 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

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:\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 GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:Random Sound Bites,Site Redirects

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.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.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... Read more

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Hello there.
 
So I managed to get some sort of virus after trying to install what I thought was a codec for windows media player, what's really annoying is I scanned the file with Avast and it said no threat detected... anyway, so I got infected and started noticing my computer doing some weird things. Every time I used the internet it would flag up with a bazillion avast notices, that would try and block any webpage I was on.
 
I used some of my own initiative and downloaded a bunch of antivirus / anti malware programs. Think I have killed off the infection but my computer is still bugged.
 
3 major problems I've run into  are,
 
1) Can't get windows defender to turn on at all, when I go to services it just says , WinDefend and in the description, <failed to read Description. Error CodeL 5>, when I try and start the service it says, 'Windows could not start the WinDefend service on Local Computer. Error 5: Access is denied.
 
2) Trying to run the sfc /scannow through cmd I get to 91% and the scan stops and says, 'Windows Resource Protection could not preform the requested operation'
 
3) Whenever I try to download a file through chrome or IE I get a message that says the file contained a virus and was stopped. So yeah, basically I can't download anything through these two browsers. 
 
I imagine I need to re install windows, but before I do that I wanted to see if anyone can offer their help or expert advice in helping fix m... Read more

A:Another one bites the dust- think the infection is gone but computer still buggy

Tom,
 
Wouldn't this be a good time to restore your backup image?

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Hi,

An intreging question here, at least for me. In trying to keep my computer in good running shape I go through everything I got, anti spy programs from a numnber of sources, Window's maintanence programs and a whole buch of other concoctions for just such a job. But one thing that I wasn't looking for was in also updating to keep the computer running in tip top shap I've noticed that, it seems to be anyway, that some of the programs just keep adding on the megga bites to the updating programs without ever adjusting for intigration of the updates. I mean I'm finding that when I go to the Window's Add & Remove Program I have been finding the listings of programs with many more magga bite size readings than what I think should be there. One in particular is trobbling. Customizable Alerts is registering 4 Gigga Bites for the program on Windows Add & Remove. Is this right? What program is 4 Gigga Bites in size? None! So what gives, what don't I know about Customizable ALerts that it would have 4 Gigga Bites size here?
My first reaction is to Remove it right away. Only I thought that it might be prudent to inquire here first just incase I don't know something that I should on this. Anyone knowledgable on this point please let me know asap what the best course of action on this might be. I'd greatly appreciate that. Thank you.

John

A:Giga Bites on Window's ADD & Remove Programs?

Do you have XP home or pro?

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I installed a MSIntellimouse but it doesn't work properly.
I have a IBM 560X portable with a trackpoint internal mouse.
is there a conflict here? Do I have to deactivate it for the Intellimouse to work? How do I do this?
Many thanks for your hep
Yuri gagarin
 

A:Intellimouse

Hi yuri gagarin, welcome to TSG....

What operating system are you running and have you made sure you have the correct and newest drivers?

I believe I've read somewhere that ME and that mouse are unhappy, depending on which model you have.
 

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I really need your expert valuable help.
All of a sudden, my MS Intellemouse (wireless) does not scroll smoothly. It jumps in a jerky motion when scrolling. Have changed the batteries.
In the Control Panel; Display Settings are set at 1024X768. The mouse is set for slow scroll (have tried faster settings) the Enable accelerated scrolling and Vertical scrolling are both checked.
Am running XP Pro with plenty of RAM.
Thanks
[email protected]
 

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ok. this guy gave me this mouse. with no driver or no software. he said i needed the driver. so i plugged it in. its a usb mouse and the full name on the bottom is IntelliMouse Explorer USB and PS/2 Compatible 5V 100mA. So i went to microsoft downloaded the whole intellimouse driver. selected what the mouse was. and i restarted. then i load back up and it doesnt work. i unistalled it and let the computer recognise it and reinstall it and it did that but still didnt work. and the messages come up that is malfunctioning. Any help? Thanks
 

A:Intellimouse help

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I just installed Windows ME and my mouse pointer is now transparent.
 

A:Intellimouse

Have you tried using a different pointer?

Select Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mouse, and the Pointer tab. Try some of the option and see what happens.

------------------
Dan-O - MSCE
 

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Microsoft has disclosed a potentially catastrophic vulnerability in virtually all versions of Windows. People operating Windows systems, particularly those who run websites, should immediately install a patch Microsoft released Tuesday morning.
The vulnerability resides in the Microsoft secure channel (schannel) security component that implements the secure sockets layer and transport layer security (TLS) protocols, according to a Microsoft advisory. A failure to properly filter specially formed packets makes it possible for attackers to execute attack code of their choosing by sending malicious traffic to a Windows-based server.
Potentially catastrophic bug bites all versions of Windows. Patch now
 
 
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A:Potentially catastrophic bug bites all versions of Windows. Patch now

How bad is the SCHANNEL vulnerability (CVE-2014-6321) patched in MS14-066?

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Hi, I think my computer is hijacked by a Vundo or some rootkit. All processes are slooooow, pages take forever to load on IE, all Google searches are redirected to various other sites, Google chrome opens but will not load any pages and just stays blank. I've run Malware Bites and Spybot S&D, but they found nothing. I don't know what to do at this point. I don't really have the money to take my machine to have it looked at. Can you help me?

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:07:11 PM, on 4/3/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18372)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dldtcoms.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:Unable to Run Spybot and cannot install Superspyaware or Malware bites

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.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.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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Hi all

OK I know that I can't run some new stuff on W2K but as a little experiment I tried running some things like EXCEL on W2K and a 32 bit W7 version - the official buid 7000 .

Office 2003 still runs on Windows 2000 BTW.

W2K with SP4 fixes seem to beat W7 by quite a long way even though I was running W2K on a Virtual machine and the W7 was on a physical machine..

I think a lot of it is caused by all the Aero and "eye candy" stuff in W7.

(Mind you the machine I was running the w2K virtual machine on had a Quad core and 16 GB RAM whereas the W7 machine was a T7250 Duo laptop).

It goes to show that running a Virtual Machine on decent hardware is perfectly viable and IMO is always better than messing around with dual booting - unless you really HAVE to dual boot -- for example some Video hardware needs to actually access the real hardware underneath rather than use the BIOS or the "Virtual hardware".

I needed this VM as I have an old 35 mm negative film agfa professional scanner which won't run (nor is it supported anymore) in XP or VISTA. The scanner is fine -- I still have loads of pre-digital negatives which I'm slowly "digitising". I also have a Minidisc device (works on XP but also works on this VM with SP4 applied. The whole VM fits on to a 2GB usb device so very portable as well.

The old Dinosaur isn't dead yet.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Th Dinosaur bites back - Windows 2000 on a VM STILL faster than W7 (x-32)

I had a stripped down version of win2k sp4, plus some unofficial updates installed for a while, was great for gaming on my low spec machine, boot up time was far longer than 7 though.

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