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Hourglass flashes only in personal email

Q: Hourglass flashes only in personal email

I have many email addresses and one primary email address. When I sign into my primary email address the hourglass Icon appears and flashes on and off rapidly like when your computer is about to shutdown, but it does shutdown just continues to flash on and off rapidly. I have checked all my other email accounts and this doesn't happen on them, only on my primary email account. When I use Windows System optimizer to clean the cache and other temporary junk stored and then sign in again to my primary email, the problem is gone, then it happens again after a while! Whats going on?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:17:54 PM, on 5/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Danny Oh\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\PVV7XD4E\HijackThis[1].exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\adobe\acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: CheckHO Class - {576EB0AD-6980-11D5-A9CD-0001032FEE17} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\ycheckh.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ezShieldProtector for Px] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiSUSBRG] C:\WINDOWS\SiSUSBrg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {2359626E-7524-4F87-B04E-22CD38A0C88C} (ICSScannerLight Class) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/cm/ICSCM.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.co...?1116313804953
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{C1349A69-BD51-447C-8F0E-8205FFCCD776}: NameServer =
O23 - Service: CA ISafe (CAISafe) - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
O23 - Service: GEARSecurity - GEAR Software - C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Sony SPTI Service (SPTISRV) - Sony Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SONYSH~1\AVLib\Sptisrv.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

Preferred Solution: Hourglass flashes only in personal email

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Hourglass flashes only in personal email

OK, how are you accessing your emails (web based or email client)?

I don't see anything wrong in the log here. Did you run an antivirus scan?

You said it does (do you mean doesn't) shutdown? Are those other accounts also for the same email provider as the primary? Does the primary have a lot of emails stored (assuming it's a email client)?

This might be more of a software issue than spyware. So if your antivirus program doesn't find anything, post this in software or internet forum instead. Talking about antivirus programs. You don't seem to have an antivirus program installed. Please download a free one at Grisoft http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php. Install it and make sure to check for updates.

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For the last 6 months I have had an hourglass flashing next to my cursor. I defragmented and ran a scan on my computer and still have it. Is this a virus or spyware?

Thanks Cheryl

A:the hourglass beside my cursor flashes

What do you mean by flashing, blinking on and off?

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Hello Folks

I'm still having a problem with my hourglass flashing next to my pointer. It flashes for just a second, every 4 or 5 seconds. It's happening as I'm typing this for example.
I'm running Windows XP on my desktop.
I've Googled the problem but haven't been able to come up with a solution.
It's almost as if some process is running in the background, however none are that I'm aware of.
Please give me basic directions, since I'm new at this.

A:Hourglass flashes next to my pointer

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This is on my sister in law's computer. It lost it's antivirus and I just cleaned a ton of viruses and spyware out of it. But now it has a problem I can't figure out how to fix. The hourglass beside the mouse pointer constantly flashes and the system is sluggish. When you shut down there is an error message that says " EFSPPBAR.exe failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down " ( not an exact quote ). Sometimes there is another one too but I don't remember the name.

Here's the HJT log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:30:26 PM, on 11/6/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
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A:Hourglass beside mouse pointer constantly flashes

*Download Cleanup from Here

A window will open and choose SAVE, then DESKTOP as the destination.
On your Desktop, click on Cleanup40.exe icon.
Then, click RUN and place a checkmark beside "I Agree"
Then click NEXT followed by START and OK.
A window will appear with many choices, keep all the defaults as set when the Slide Bar to the left is set to Standard Quality.
Click OK
Reboot into Safe Mode.
Restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8.
A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter Safe Mode.

* Run Cleanup:
Click on the "Cleanup" button and let it run.
Once its done, close the program.

Reboot to Normal Mode.

Run ActiveScan online virus scan:

When the scan is finished, anything that it cannot clean have it delete it.
Make a note of the file location of anything that cannot be deleted so you can delete it yourself.
Save the results from the scan.

Post a new Hijack This log and the results of the ActiveScan.

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i run Firefox. when i access internet i have 2 email tabs that open automatically, Yahoo and Hotmail. in the last 3 days when i go to Yahoo mail, the hourglass next to the mouse pointer won't stop running. this is not happening on Hotmail or any of the other tabs i open. how can i stop this?

A:Yahoo email - hourglass runs constantly

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Hi! I'll try to keep this as brief as possible, but it's really difficult to explain. One of my email buddies (fortunately he's an honest person) recently told me that any email I send him, from both my home and work computers, has a ton of garbled info attached to the end of the email... The info includes previous emails I've sent to other people, cell phone bill details, shopping details - ANY and EVERYTHING I do online is connected to my emails to him. It doesn't matter what email I use... My Outlook account at work, Gmail, Aol, RR... it all attaches info to EVERY email I send to him. Even the "Read Receipt" he receives when I click on one of his emails has info attached to it. !?!?!?!!! IT'S EXTREMELY DISTURBING! And he also receives info from my family members who use my computer at home, so it's not just MY info he's receiving.

I do know that he is on a "Whitelist" with the company he works for (for a very important reason), so he's not bound to the security that everyone else is protected by. He's had his computer restaged twice and it still keeps happening. He uses Outlook and it happens with his desktop AND his laptop at work.

I thought about talking to my IT Helpdesk at work, but haven't yet since this is happening from EVERY computer I use, so I know it's not a specific computer issue. Is there, perhaps, something that my friend has done, without my knowing, to gain access to my per... Read more

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I can't add our shared org email using the normal outlook setup. I tried POP/IMAP, it worked but the emails and subfolders are incomplete. And the shared org email is associated with my personal org email, whenever I tried to remove the associated folders,
it say's "This group of folders is associated with an email account. To remove the account, click the File Tab, and on the Info tab, click Account Settings. Select the e-mail account and than click Remove."
Then I tried a lot of times to remove my email and back again, it is still there. I also removed the additional mailboxes in the screenshot below.

Please help. Thanks.

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I have recently encountered recurring problems with my ATT/Yahoo email. Turned out that, evidently, it was not a browser problem since the same problems of looping and locking out occurred on FF, Chrome, and Safari. the problem was remedied, then returned, then remedied again, but then other problems and annoyances have become too big a nuisance.
I have had an att.net email address from inception and don't wish to change it. (I have a gmail acct as well, but less active.)
I used to use Outlook Express, which then became Live Mail.
What I want is a free email "client" as the term goes, that is web-based for access anywhere, preferably cross-platform to sync with my Ipad & phone, and that at least allows an option to block all advertising (probably for a fee?), or one that works with AdFender or similar blocker (as Yahoo does not). Maybe using an "alias" on gmail is possible, as long as my address still appears in correspondence as from ~att.net.
My browser of choice has been FF, but some commentators found the new version to "buggy". I don't use IE, and I don't care to be a pawn to the Google cyber-empire. Safari may be acceptable; I use it on my Ipad. My laptop runs on Win 7.

Suggestions, please? Thanks.

Read more: http://neatnettricks.freeforums.net/thread/187/best-email-client-personal-use#ixzz2dqeBe1ui

A:what's the best email for personal use?

What I want is a free email "client" as the term goes, that is web-based ...Click to expand...

Conflicting wants. An email client is a program or App that runs on your computer/tablet/smart phone while "web-based" implies using a browser for web mail access.

You started out talking about a mail service, brought up email clients, and ended asking for suggestions for a browser. For what do you really want suggestions?

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I have Windows XP ProI've never seen this before; it was an ad by a credit score company at the bottom of an email I received from a friend.How could that get there?!?Have I been hacked somehow???? In my email????I have a licensed AVG 8.5.287 that looks like it's on the job with a full suite of 12 topics covered.Thanks for your help

A:Ad on Personal email never seen before

What site do you use for email?

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Slightly confused.
How do I configure OE6 so that AVG Personal Email Scanner (plug in) and K9 work considering that you must change the server settings.

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How do i get rid of an email address in my contacts that i put in wrong.  I went to where you can edit it, changed the address but when i want to send out something to that address it still brings up the wrong address.  I even deleted it out of my lap top HP 2000 but it still puts in the wrong address.  So I then have to type in the correct address evey time i need to send out an email.

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I work for a company that has a very secure computer system because of the type of business they are in. What I would like to know is if I used my computer from work (xp) and went into my personal internet service at home read my personal emails and I sent out personal emails through my home internet service can they read my personal messages and emails?

A:How private is personal email

Hi newb

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Even though you are accessing *your* webmail, you are still using the company's equipment to do so. Your messages will be relayed through their servers, they can and will read your messages if they choose, you may also be placing your job on the line if you use their equipment for personal use.

Bottom line, it is not private at all, so never compose an email concerning your feelings about the boss, a coworker or any office gossip.
It can be printed and used against you.

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My Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7559 Laptop will not power on. The power light on the front of the laptop blinks 7 white lights ands 2 orange when I try to power the laptop on. I tried a different charger no help. I tried swapping the memory with my other 7559 latptop and no power up. Need help?

A:Inspiron 7559 Laptop has 7 white light flashes & 2 Orange Flashes

Remove or disconnect the battery.  With the system unplugged, hold the power button for 30 sec.
Try powering up on AC only - if it will but won't with the battery installed, the battery is bad.
If it still won't power up, the mainboard is bad.

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Being the most tech savvy person in my company (coffee shop/bakery), I've been tasked with changing the forwarding email of our websites to one email. I don't have a lot of information from the owner (ie. backend info, hosts, etc). So I'm trying to assess what the process looks like so I can just gather the information I need and do it without gathering more information than I have to because finding the information will (I suspect) be more time consuming than actually implementing this change.

basically [email protected] forwards to someone's personal gmail which should forward to a different email but responses should still show up as [email protected]

Any tips would be super valuable.

Should they just invest in a full time or regularly contracted web developer? Probably, but they haven't so.... I'm learning as I go. LOL!

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How can you put your personal signature on the computer where you can use it to sign a document such as a proposal?

I have seen emails or attachments that had the personal signature but can not figure out how they did it.

I am not talking about a signature that would have info on it but a copy of your actual handwritten signature.

A:Personal signature on email or Word

For a written look, use a cursive font. Take a screenshot of it and save as gif or png so you can make the background transparent if you want to use it on colored backgrounds (transparency doesn't matter if you only use it on white).
Resize and crop the pic to the desired finished size and just insert it.

If you want your actual signature, scan it in and do the same.

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Please let me know how can I remove my personal email from onedrive

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Got an email today from an online retailer that I never heard of about a fictional order with a link to check the details.
Of course these are quite common but in this case they have my full name, cellphone number, and a previous address.
Should I be worried about this? Is there anything I can do?

A:Email spammer has personal info

Welcome to BC...
A bit late to be concerned about your info being on the web. You made a huge error in even opening the email. Now, most likely, the spammer
knows he has a valid email address to spam due to a beacon hidden in the email. Clicking on links in emails or opening attachments are dangerous, too.
NEVER open an email from unknown source and NEVER open an attachment unless you are 100% sure of what it contains.
That info could of been gotten from numerous sources.

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Outlook .pst folders transfer

? I'm trying to copy my Outlook email personal folders, structure as well as content, from my Lenovo T410s laptop(Windows XP, Office 2007) to a Dell desktop(Windows 7, Office 2010).
? I have two separate sets of files,one labelled Archives and the other labelled Personal Folders, both of which have multiple subfolders.
? I've now copied both(using a memory stick), to the Dell desktop.
? I tried the Import and Export feature and also tried the Open Data File feature
? The Archive folder gets copied with all the sub-folders, but I can only access those if the memory stick is inserted into a USB port, even though the Archive folder is saved on the Dell desktop
? When I do the same thing with the Personal Folders, a ?Merge? folder opens but it doesn?t have any content
? I do see the default Personal Folders on the left side of the Outlook screen
What should I do?

A:Transferring Outlook .pst email personal folders

Did you use the Import/Export function in Outlook 2007?

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I have a personal email address ([email protected], for example) which I would like to use for my Microsoft account. When I try to do this I get errors similar to:

         "You can't use @stuff.me in your Microsoft account email address. Please try a different email address."

depending on which site I'm trying to do this on (xbox.com, microsoft.com, etc.). Normally I really wouldn't have a problem with Microsoft doing it's own thing, but if I'm supposed to use this account on my personal computer now (with Windows 8 just over the
horizon), why am I not allowed to use the email that I want to use?

The better question is, how do I get around this? I've noticed restrictions and questions are different depending on which Microsoft site you try to create your account on. Is there a way to make an account using my personal email? Or a way to make my personal
email the primary one after creating the account?


(Before anyone asks, I'm using a gmail account to post this.)

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I registered my domain with 123-reg which provided a free mailbox 2 years ago. Come renewal time, I am told that the mailboxes will no longer be free and need to pay ?12 per annum for 1GB. I understand that gmail and outlook used to offer a way of linking personal email addresses for free. So before I part with my cash, do any of you gurus know of any other free/cheaper service I could use to link my personal email addresses to?

I would like the service to provide IMAP, as that's how I sync my mail with Thunderbird and AppleMail. I did try Outlook, but I need to use their web interface for emails to be sent as my personal email address set as an alias. Through Thunderbird, it sends as the Outlook address.

On a slightly separate note....with IMAP, if I reach the capacity of my mailbox and purge some emails, will they remain in my offline email client?

Thanks in advance!

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I have a personal folder with alot of subfolders in it, when I try to move email from one folder to another it does nothing. The hour glass looks like it is moving but in task manager it is not responding. I can move email from my Inbox fine, but when I try from the personal folders nothing happens. I am running an old gateway 4200 P III 650 with 128 mb of ram and using office 2002 on it as well.

A:Unable to move email form personal folders

I have had a similar problem when trying to move too many at once - are you able to move one, several or none at all?

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     Is there a service provider that allows administrators to manage what iOS and Android mobile phone applications can be blocked from syncing with the user's Microsoft Exchange email accounts for work? I would like all users to only be able to sync their work email accounts with one app that will make them enter a password or pin every time they want to access their work email accounts for security purposes.

A:Security for Work Email Accounts on Personal Phones?

     Is there a service provider that allows administrators to manage what iOS and Android mobile phone applications can be blocked from syncing with the user's Microsoft Exchange email accounts for work? I would like all users to only be able to sync their work email accounts with one app that will make them enter a password or pin every time they want to access their work email accounts for security purposes.
Satya Nadella wants to know what took you so long? (Joke, sorry)
Microsoft has been pinning their hopes on this very scenario. The only solution I know is really a compromise to something IT found acceptable: They created an app specific to this single purpose for their employees on the level where BYOD is not an option (departmental heads and higher are issued Windows Mobile devices). Like I said it's kind of a solution in that it allows IT some form of control that's acceptable rather than moving the company to Windows Mobile across the board which gives you the amount of control and level of security IT wants.
Sorry if that's not the simple solution you were hoping for. As long as Microsoft still has real hope of getting traction in the mobile OS marketplace you're unlikely to see it from them

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This is odd - but am wondering why ...
When I am using Hotmail - NortonInternetSecurity alerts me to the fact that my "personal" (ISP) email address is being sent to Hotmail. I get tired of blocking it and change my application to Hotmail in InternetExplorer (which is a drag if I want to activate eMail elsewhere ... changing back and forth)

Does anyone know why this happens?
Many thanks

A:NortonInternetSecurity catches: personal eMail address being sent to Hotmail

Norton's internet security setting alerts you when you are about to send pre selected personal information. If you are getting a warning when going into hotmail I am assuming that your hotmail address and your isp address have a common name in them (yours maybe). It sounds as you have set up internet security with your e-mail address, to warn you when you type it anywhere, and you are typing a similar thing to get into your hotmail account so it throws up a warning. It should only recognise exactly what you've asked it to recognise. If you have asked it to recognise your complete e-mail address (ie you typed the full address in the security settings) then I don't understand.
You can set it to recognise bits of your address though.
So if your name is mugsy and your isp e-mail address is [email protected], you can set it to warn you everytime you are about to send "mugsy" somewhere.
When you go to hotmail you will maybe then type [email protected]. This will throw up a warning that you are about to send your e-mail [email protected] address to hotmail.
It depends what you have set it up as, but something will be common to the 2 addresses. What is it?

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Hi guys,

Sorry if this has been answered before, I did have a search.

I've just upgraded to Windows 7 and have installed Office 2010 which I also had on Vista, in Vista however my email *****@optusnet.com.au was part of personal folders, but now they are separate, I'd like not to see a separate menu for *****@optusnet.com.au but instead have all my emails under the Personal Folders menu, any ideas?

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Hi, I was just searching my email address on google and found these two websites that contain my email address. I have no previous communication with both of the websites and I was wandering why my email address is on their database. http://servbit.org/lag[LINK REMOVED] Note: google warned this site might be a phishing sit but I proceed it anyway. Any idea? Thanks!P.S. I can't find the right topic for this question and thus posted here thinking it will be the right place. *moderator edit: link removed. Page linked to contained a long list of email addresses. Email addresses (yours and those of other people) should never be posted in a public forum. Spammers and phishers troll the internet looking for addresses to send their junk to. There is no need to hand it to them on a silver platter. - Queen-Evie*

A:Personal email address found in unfamiliar web site database.

if you have concerns with someone using it to send you unwanted emails I suggest you cancel that address and get a new one .

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Hi I have used rackspace hosted exchange to receive work emails on my personal phone. However I don't want personal texts appearing on my outlook work email.
How can I stop it receiving personal texts on outlook?
Kind regards

A:recieving personal texts from mobile on outlook work email

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Hi guys,

Sorry if this has been answered before, I did have a search.

I've just upgraded to Windows 7 and have installed Office 2010 which I also had on Vista, in Vista however my email *****@optusnet.com.au was part of personal folders, but now they are separate, I'd like not to see a separate menu for *****@optusnet.com.au but instead have all my emails under the Personal Folders menu, any ideas?

A:Outlook 2010 - How do you merge personal folders to an email account?

Hello MzTearyuz

See if this link is of help.
Combine POP3 accounts in Outlook 2010 | MSOutlook.info

Where do I find?? | HowTo-Outlook

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When I started up my computer this morning I found that the desktop + personal settings had gone. Then I quickly discovered that my browser settings, history, bookmarks, email account settings, and all emails, etc on both Netscape and IExplorer were also missing. MS Outlook had also vanished. The keyboard setting changed as well - some special characters are at different places (@ is at shft + # is at shft 3, etc)

I have McAfee installed but the firewall (only the firewall) was switched off for an hour yesterday. I have scanned the computer but McAfee hasn't found anything.

Is it possible I have a virus/spyware running regardless of McAfee???

Can you please help!!!!!!!!
Thanks in advance.
Below is the HIJACKTHIS LOG:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:37:23, on 10/06/2008
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\C... Read more

A:ALL personal, browser and email account settings + all emails DISAPPEARED

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When I plug power cord into computer the led at port stays on couple seconds then goes off.  And when I push power button or wifi button or touch pad buttons the lightning bolt light on front of computer flashes four times slow flashes.  Then after if I push power button it flashes three quick flashes from then on.  No other lights flash and no beeps.  Totally unresponsive computer.  Tried hard reset didn't help.  Computer does nothing with battery out and just power plugged in.  Tried reseating memory nothing helped.  Can't find definite light code chart for my model.  Please help

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A lot of spam (but not all) comes from "harvesting" programs that spammers use to "harvest" email addresses left on Internet pages. Some spammers can also harvest addresses from "Forwarded" emails.

So, to eliminate the Internet page source of spam, there are three things you can do:

1) NEVER leave your "personal" email address on the Internet.
Now there are some sites that absolutely INSIST that you leave an email address - like when joining discussion groups, when making a purchase, setting up your profile for your Health Insurance web site, Online banking, etc.

For that requirement, see point #3.​
2) On discussion group postings, always "munge" your mail address if you want to post it.
"Munge" means to disguise it. For example, one of my email addresses (see point #3 for why I have more than one) is rbjamie [at] gmail.com. Notice that I typed out "at" instead of using the @ symbol. That's "munging". Most harvesters look for the @ symbol to get email addresses, so if you leave out the @ symbol by typing "at", the harvesters will not identify it.

However, spammers are getting more sophisticated tools, and harvesters may now look for "at" when it's typed out - which is why I put it in brackets too. But then they may look for "at" in brackets too - it's a real cat-and-mouse game.​

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A:Tip on how to keep spam out of your "personal" email address . . .

Forgot to add another option for those "Forwarded" emails that contain a lot of addresses.

If "Auntie" insists on still forwarding her emails without removing all the addresses or using the bcc feature, then tell her this:

You are changing your email address to: (insert your INTERNET EMAIL ADDRESS) and you will no longer get her emails at the address she has. So tell her to forward those emails to your "new" email address (that would be your INTERNET EMAIL ADDRESS). And tell her to put your "new" email address in her address book and delete the current one.

This way at least she will be forwarding stuff that's likely to generate spam to an address that you already use for a repository for junk email. So if it gets contaminated from her forwarding . . . so what?? . . . it's ALREADY contaminated probably (from leaving it as your email address on the Internet).

And too, if Auntie is not too computer savvy (and most, BUT NOT ALL, who forward chain emails and joke emails are NOT computer savvy), you don't want her to have your "personal" email address in her address book, BECAUSE IF SHE GETS ONE OF THOSE WORM VIRUSES (AND THAT'S LIKELY) THAT GOES THROUGH HER ADDRESS BOOK AND MAILS ITSELF OUT TO ALL IN HER ADDRESS BOOK, you want that virus to show up in your Internet Email account.

Of course, it really doesn't matter where a virus shows up - AND I'M ASSUMING YOU HAVE AN ANTIVIRUS ON-ACCESS SCANNER ... Read more

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I just received this spyware today from watching anime -_- and i have been reading the ways to remove this but nothing works everything i try the personal Guard blocks it. What should i do someone please help me!


A:Personal Protector and Personal Guard

Hello,Don't do any websurfing or any online games, for the duration, until the rogues are removed.You likely need guided help.See this topic and follow all directions http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/After having done all preliminaries, you will be creating a new topic in the HijackThis-Malware removal forum, and putting the reports there.Cheers.

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Can anyone direct me to a utility that will track delays throughout a time period?

Our network / database at work is incredibly slow, with wait times (hourglass)
often up to a couple of minutes while the screen refreshes.

I would like to track the total 'downtime' throughout a day in order to bring the
size of this problem to management's attention.


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I nned some help on one PC. The hourglass is on 24 by 7. I can no tdo anything. I open word and excel and I get hour glass for 10 -15 minutes. Same thing on internet access.

When the hour glass is done the PC is frozen and needs to be reboot

I run spy check and anti virus daily.

I have cleaned out temp and other junk.

I have updated drivers.

I have un plugged the router and PC.

I have installed no new programs or hardware.

Restore is not an option.

I have tried tp run pCpitstop but get nowhere since hours later nothing has happened.

I have defrag the drive

I have 895 K of ram.

The PC is compaq ( 1 year old for me) with a AMD 3300 processor
I would appreciate any help on how to get my PC back.


A:Hourglass 24x 7

You seem to have something corrupted or very busy that is preventing these programs from opening.First, use Startup Inspector to stop all aps except necessary system aps, your av program, firewall and anti-malware programs from starting when Windows starts.Startup Inspector (manages startup menu – helps you identify aps in the startup menu so you can disable unnecessary programs from running in the background when they are not needed)And Startup Monitor (a small freeware ap available on the same page to notify you and require your permission for any program to add itself to your startup menu)http://www.windowsstartup.com/download.phpLook at the settings in all your antimalware aps including your av ap to make sure that they aren't initiating scans on startup.Start with that.Why is reinstalling the system a problem?Well, hopefully you will not need to do it.

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The Hourglass sumbol seems to appear for no reason when the IE Browser is opened or even closed. And I can't post a hijack log because it says "Page cannot be displayed" when I click on the link. I don't know what to do.



I'm sorry it actually says "You are not authorized to view this page"

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I am not sure where this should go.
I am getting an hour glass for most applications I use. This includes email on outlook express, excel, internet access. etc.

I look at the keyboard and the hourglass goes on.

I have run antispy and anti viruss. Cleaned out temp files , etc.

Did defrag and chkdsk/f

The PC is about a year old with AMD 3800 dual processor.

I shut down the firewall but the PC is still slow

Any idea what is going




Bring up task manager and see what application/s is/are hogging your resources.

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Whenever I start up my laptop(even before going online) the hourglass icon pops up and takes forever to disappear.
When, eventually, it goes every exercise I choose,whether online or not, takes ages. The computer is virtually unusable.
Can anyone out there throw a little light ?


Have you done Error Checking, or defragmented your disk lately?How much RAM do you have (right click My Computer / select Properties / under the General tab, how many MB of RAM do you have)?How much free space do you have on your harddrive (double click My Computer / right click C: drive / select Properties / under the General tab, Free Space) ?Have you installed any new hardware/software recently?Have you updated, and run your antivirus?Have you run any Spyware/malware programs?What Spyware/malware programs do you use?

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Just recently my computer started acting strange. An hourglass started flashing beside my cursor. It blinks about twice per second and causes my computer to slow down. What is it? and how do I make it stop?

A:Flashing Hourglass

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I have a flashing hour glass and a slow system... ive run numerous spywares and anti virus cant get rid of it.. please help

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:46:20 PM, on 07/06/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\TheWeatherNetwork\WeatherEye\WeatherEye.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\SEC\Natural Color\NaturalColorLoad.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

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A:flashing hourglass Please help

Hi, drifft

Please download the Killbox by Option^Explicit.

Note: In the event you already have Killbox, this is a new version that I need you to download.

Save it to your desktop.

Please re-open HiJackThis and scan. Check the boxes next to all the entries listed below.

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lsass32] C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass32.exe
O4 - Global Startup: lsass32.exe

Now close all windows and browsers, other than HiJackThis, then click Fix Checked.

Close Hijackthis.

Run Killbox.exe. Paste the following location into Killbox. Checkmark the box that says "Delete on Reboot" and checkmark the box "Unregister DLL" (If available) Click the RED X and it will ask you to confirm the file for deletion…say YES and when the next box opens prompting you to reboot now...click YES and it will reboot.


If the computer does not restart itself, manually restart the computer.

Please go HERE to run Panda's ActiveScan
Once you are on the Panda site click the Scan your PC button
A new window will open...click the Check Now button
Enter your Country
Enter your State/Province
Enter your e-mail address and click send
Select either Home User or Company
Click the big Scan Now button
If it wants to install an ActiveX component allow it
It will start downloading the files it requires for the scan (Note: It may take a couple of minutes)
When download is complete, click on My Computer to start the scan
When the scan completes, if an... Read more

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I am getting a flashing hourglass, though the computer seems to work normally, though a little bit slowly. I assume that it is trying to load something.

I have run Hijack This v 1.98.2 with the following result

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:02:22 PM, on 11/13/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\SurfAccuracy\SAcc.exe
C:\Program Files\AdSubtract\adsub.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

A:Flashing Hourglass

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My wifes work computer has the hourglass symbol runnig beside it.
This slows her computer down,which is a problem because she is paid by the line count.
What is this and how do I rid the computer of it?
Newbie here. Great forum BTW.

A:Cursor Hourglass

If you go to > Control Panel and double-click on the Mouse icon, it will open a Properties Window with various tabs. Click the Pointers tab and under Customize, you will see the defaults and explanation. The hourglass usually means something is busy or working in the background and you may need to wait until its finished before being able to do something else. Such action can be attributed to a variety of things such as unresponsive program, software consuming a lot of resources, lack of sufficient memory, etc and sometimes malware.In order to assist you effectively, we need more specific information. Please read Before you post about a problem, Some simple guidelines and How To Not Get or Give Technical Assistance on Usenet and Web Forums.What exactly is she doing when this occurs?What programs are running?What are the computer specifications? What OS (Win 2K, XPsp1, XPsp2, Vista) are you using?

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Can someone recommend a utility that will
cumulatively time the 'waiting time' ie hourglass?

I work on an incredibly slow network (overloaded)
and would like to be able to track the downtime
for a day.


A:Hourglass timer


Are you looking for a network monitor type program? If so, and I haven't tried these, take a look at this:









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When I start an action, such as opening a new window or going to a website, the hourglass appears for a second or two, then disappears (sometimes it never appears at all), even though the action continues. I have no way of telling if the computer is continuing to work on the item, so I just wait. Most times, the process completes. How can I get the hourglass to stay, showing me that the computer is working?
[email protected]

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Running Windows 8.1 x64, newest updates as of March.

Problem that first occurred today.

There is always an hourglass by my mouse pointer. It never goes away. That doesn't stop applications from running, everything works normally.

I have rebooted several times to see if that solves it. Right after reboot, the hourglass might or might not be there. But even if not there right after reboot, if I start any app, or open a folder or do anything at all n the computer, the endless hourglass comes back. Then, even if I close all apps and folders, the hourglass is still there.

Note, when using the mouse as a cursor to edit a document, like within this message, there is no hourglass by it. But when outside of the editing box and the cursor changes to a pointer, the hourglass is always by it.

It does not hinder the operation of the computer. Yet, it seems to me an indication that something is wrong, which I should try to repair.

In opening Task manager, I see no unusual apps nor background processes running. In looking at Services, there are no new nor unusual services running. I also ran the Autoruns app from Sysinternals, and see nothing unusual there.

What could be going on?

Thank you in advance for any help. :-)

A:Constant Hourglass

When I had the problem discussed above months ago, it went away after a few days. I don't know what caused it, or what made it go away.

Since last night the exact same problem came back. Hourglass always on by mouse cursor, except when in a text entry box like this one.

I did not make any recent changes, did not add any new software, nothing at all. I have the latest May Win 8.1 updates, but that was done a couple weeks earlier. The day before this PC worked normally, but as of lsat night the constant hourglass problem again.

I look in Task Manager, and see nothing unusual.

I did a Malwarebytes scan, latest definition updates, it found no problem.

I did a safe boot, and the problem does not exist in safe boot, including safe boot with networking,.. No constant hourglass in Safe Boot.

In MSCONFIG I tried Diagnostic Startup. WHen I click Apply, it doesn't stay with that option, but changes to Selective Startup with "Load System Services" checked, but "Load Startup Items" unchecked.. Reboot with that option, and the constant hourglass is back. The only thing that causes it to go away is a Safe Boot, and many things don't work in Safe Boot.

I don't know that the problem will resolve itself again as it did months ago, so would greatly appreciate any help with this problem.

Thank you. :-)

PS I don't think it's relevant, but in case anyone wants to know what kind of machine, it is a Lenovo X230 laptop, running Windows 8,1 x64, again ... Read more

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Whether it takes 10 minutes or 2 days, eventually if my computer is on, it will not let me open anything. If I try to open a program, open a folder, shut down, restart, click a link in an IM, try to go to a new page on my browser, all I get is an hourglass that then turns back into an arrow. The only thing I can do is hold down my power button on my computer tower and restart my computer.

I've scanned with AVG, malwarebytes, and bitdefender online. I've done a system file checker. So far nothing has fixed this. I've cleaned my registry with Uniblue and Registry Mechanic. I've defragmented. I consider myself somewhat of a computer expert, and this has me stumped. The only google results I've found on this issue are unresolved, no one has answered the posters query. I need help!

Using Windows XP Pro SP3

A:Can't open anything, hourglass then nothing

Have you tried the suggestions here?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/87058/slow-computerbrowser-check-here-first;-it-may-not-be-malware/

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For the past week I have been dealing with a flashing hourglass next to the cursor. Driving me up the wall.
I am running Windows XP SP2
I have Norton 2006 AV & Internet. Ran it, as well as Spysweeper in regular and safe mode. Removed stuff (esp with SpySweeper) but hourglass still flashing. Used Symantec istbar remover an dit said I was not infected. It appears to have started a day or so after upgrading/installing Netscape 8.3 (I have both Netscape & IE7.0). I removed Netscape with no change. It is now back on, though I am using IE now.

HIJACKTHIS 1.99 log from this evening:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:29:13 PM, on 1/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
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\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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A:Flashing Hourglass

Sorry. Netscape is 8.1.2 , not 8.3

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Thanks for being a good guy!
The hourglass flashes next to my cursor approx. twice a second and I am unable to use the "save as" function in any program, since the drop down menu only flashes. I have run HijackThis with the following log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:23:27 AM, on 12/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
C:\Program Files\Slawdog\Smart Shutdown\Smart Shutdown.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

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