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Q: Programs Conflicting and added security!

If you are running a full internet security suite do you "need" any additional programs or are you in good shape to thwart attacks on your PC? Also, I have heard that virus programs and firewalls conflict w/each other when both are running simulatenously, is it true?

Preferred Solution: Programs Conflicting and added security!

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A: Programs Conflicting and added security!

Yes, firewalls and AV programs will conflict if run simultaneously. Actively run only one.

"Suites" are not usually the best way to secure broad malware protection. First, the programming of a "suite" is complex and can lead to problems, esp. if you want to remove it. Second, parts of the "suite may not be the best available. I have seen references here at TSG recommending individual programs, and I have followed that advice.

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My computer seems to run pretty slow every now and then, and I was wondering if it could be related to any of my security programs. Would anyone be able to tell me if theres a chance that they could be conflicting?
Here's what programs I have in my security folder

Here's what I have in my antivirus


A:Could any of my security programs be conflicting eachother?

I would suggest that you disable useless startups, all are really not needed, except your antivirus. When you disable items from startup, a reboot is needed to feel the changes. Whats In Startup.
After the reboot, tell me how things are running.
Then Download Security Check to your desktop, right click it run as administrator. When the program completes, the tool will automatically open a log file, please post that log here in your next post.

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Here is the MS Knowledge base article listing 50 programs that have a conflict with XP Service Pack 2. There is also some info for configuring the XP SP2 Firewall.http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=842242_____________________________________________________http://jetwater-co.com

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I am using WXP Home SP2 and recently signed up with Earthlink as DSL provider. I have had a Hotmail account for a number of years and don't really want to dispose of it but would like to have an Earthlink email account as a place where I receive email from friends and family. I also have a gmail account for newsletters.

I use WinPatrol to monitor changes to my system. About every 15-20 minutes I get a message that the program currently associated with the file type has been changed -- either by Outlook or Earthlink...depends on whether I said yes or no to the last request for a change.

The program file associated with Outlook Express is "msimn.exe/eml:1%." I do not have access to Outlook Express on my startup programs file. I would like to stop this battle, but don't really want to delete either account at this time.

Is there some way I can stop this fighting for control so I'm not interrupted while I am trying to work or should I just delete one account or the other and call it good? I would appreciate any help anyone can give me.

A:Conflicting Email Programs

Usually in the option sof either program there should be an option that will say something like:

make outlook express the default client for mail files or something similar. So if you want outlook to be dominant, check this box..however if you want earthlink to rule check that box in earthlink. But so they stop fighting make sure its not checked in both programs or youll get that annoying message.

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Computer freezes a few seconds (or minutes) after startup...Tried disabling some of the service in safe mode but none seemed to help much... Although disabling Ralink Registry Writer did delay the time that it froze but it still froze in the end...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:44:36 AM, on 10/25/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeF2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exeO1 - Hosts: ::1 localhostO2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dllO2 - BHO: Google Dictionary Compression sdch - {C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\fastsearch_B7C5AC242193BB3E.dll (file missing)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HDAudDeck] "C:\Program Files (x86)\VIA&... Read more

A:Possible infection... either that or programs conflicting...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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I have something called forefront client security
running on my computer and zonealarm doesn't want to run its antivirus because it says there can be conflicts. I'm running win 7, I don't know what it is or how to shut it off, and I can't find it to uninstall but I don't need it on my computer, if anyone knows what it ...is and how to get rid of it I would appreciate the help.

Also how do I get admin status? This thing lets me change the registry, (get rid of malware/spyware, but it doesn't allow me to back it up, says because I'm not admin, that's what vista used to do, I can't take this m/b back to xp, at least I don't think so but if this keeps up I'm going to try.

A:Solved: Conflicting programs

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Are any my programs conflicting with one another or with some other component?

Here is a copy of all my programs Ive found in ADD or REMOVE PROGRAMMES:
1 Click PC Fix 2007 v3.2 size 1.83MB
AC97 Data Fax SoftModem with SmartCP 0.55MB
Adobe Acrobat 5.0 15.19MB
Atheros Wireless Lan MiniPCI card Driver 0.48MB
AVG 7.5 33.28MB
AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 21.15MB
COMODO Firewall Pro 16.34MB
DriverGuide Toolkit 4.51MB
DriverScan 3.23MB
DVD-RAM Driver 0.92MB
Epson Printer Software
Hijackthis 1.99.1 0.84MB
Hijackthis 1.99.1 0.84MB
InterVideo WinDVD for Toshiba 20.11MB
KOL Setup 1.09MB
LiveReg (Symantec Corporation) 1.98MB
LiveUpdate 1.6 (Symantec Corporation) 2.92MB
Microsoft Learning - Software Updates
-Security Update for step By Step Interactive training (KB898458) installed 27/03/2006

Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1 Disc 2 97.96MB update installed 27/03/2006

Microsoft 2000 SR-1 Professional 108.00MB update installed 27/03/2006
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 124.00MB
Microsoft Word 2002 106.00MB
Microsoft Works 2002 Setup Launcher 0.96MB
QuickTime 1.05MB
REALTEK Gigabit and Fast Ethernet NIC Driver 1.92MB
Sound Blaster Live!
Toshiba Assist 1.16MB
Toshiba ConfigFree 28.45MB
Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool 10.03MB
Toshiba Speech System Applications 0.84MB
Toshiba Speech System SR Engine(U.S.) Version1.0 0.84MB
Toshiba Speech System TTS Engine(U.S.) Version1.0 0.79MB
Toshiba Touchpad Utility
Toshiba Utility
Toshiba Zooming Utility 1.01MB
Touch and Launch 1.05MB
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A:Solved: are any of my programs conflicting with one another or...

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I have an old PC and it runs very slow (Due to how much crap it has on it, programs, files, music, etc) And I want to remove EVERYTHING on it, back to the factory programs that came with it, so it removes all added programs by the user.

Because theres so much stuff on it, like un wanted files, videos, music etc, and also has very little important things, I don't want to remove every program one at a time, because i'll be doing that for months!

Can someone tell me how to get all the programs I've added in the past,files, videos, removed, without having to do it manually, back to factory programs that came with the PC?
Then I want to upgrade to windows 7 (I have a disk with windows 7 ultimate on it)

And can someone tell me how to upgrade from windows Vista, to windows 7 through my disk??

So its basically like new again, with updated windows.

Thanks :)

A:How to uninstall all user added programs, back to factory programs. And how to.....

Hi and welcome to TSF

Have a read here:



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I'm trying to find a way to keep specific programs from being added to my Recent Programs list on my start menu. (In my case, it's to keep programs in my Games folder from showing up since they are already easily found right off of the start menu.)

Reading around I keep seeing the same registry solution ("Add the title as a value to this specific key") but that particular example, as others later say, seems to only work on Vista.

Does anyone know of a method for Windows 7 that has been tested and verified will do the same thing?

A:Hide specific programs from being added to Recent Programs? (Windows 7)

It just occurred to me that I have a program installed (Revo Uninstaller Pro) that is actually doing what I am asking for here. It is a Start Menu shortcut like any other with no additional parameters.

Speaking theoretically, of course, would it be more likely something within the program itself (such as running the program and at the moment of running it deletes the shortcut) or possibly the solution to my problem found maybe in the registry?

I'm just throwing ideas at the wall here.

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I have been having problems whereas my computer keeps telling me that I may have TWO anti virus programs running at the same time. I have gone into control panel/programs and all I can find is my norton anti-virus listed. I have heard that some programs carry their own anti-virus programs attached, but I haven't the foggyist how to identify them. This is my first POST on the site, so please bare with me. Iff there is anyone out there who is prepared to help, I would be very grateful. In closing I do tend to think that the problem may have started after I installed a Logitec web cam and joined up to Skype, and also occasionally I get a report saying that another application is trying to use the camera, even though I am unaware of anything else that can be trying to.

A:Conflicting anti virus programs please HELP !!

Get rid of Norton is my suggestion, Norton is the cause of many PC problems. Get something free like avast or AVG or if you want to spend some money get Nod32 which is excellent those will work 100 times better than Norton and probably fix your problem too.

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I couldn't start Comodo internet security. And I installed Baidu antivirus yesterday so I stopped realtime protection and Comodo opens so I think Baidu is causing conflicts with Comodo.

A:Baidu conflicting with Comodo internet security

I was thinking of using myself this combo,i even asked if someone use this combo and how it works
here http://malwaretips.com/threads/list-of-companion-antiviruses.12521/page-3...
In the end,i gave up,installed full suite CIS and SpyShelter free.Works great together and problems free.Some experts do believe that 2 AV's,could work together.To be honest,i don't wanna try,as more other experts in fact do believe that 2 AV's means always trouble...so i decided to join them (although i am far from an expert),as i want my PC trouble free.

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Im having issue with loading an application from the popular gaming site.
The application downloads and I am able to run the update/installer. This supposedly loads the app, but I never see it access my registry nor do I see any entries created other than the downloader itself.

I am running a comodo software firewall, and I have usually see the attempt to access the registry through the firewall, I no longer see this request.

I have had this work in the past, but ever since I reformatted and upgraded to windows XP pro I cannot get it to work. I have no issues with loading other applications. The support for this app is pointing the finger at my windows. Any ideas??

Windows XP Pro
650 Gig HD
2.8 X 2 AMD Brisbane CPU
Comodo firewall (newest update)
ASUS M2N-E Motherboard
AVG virus protection.

A:Programs not being added to registry

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Hi guys. One more problem I'm having, or perhaps moreso an annoyance, is a little yellow bubble that pops up almost everytime I click on Start pointing to All Programs saying New Programs Added. I really don't want or need to see that and it gets in the way. Is there any way of disabling this? Thanks a lot!

A:'new Programs Added' Message

Right click on the 'Start' button in the bottom left hand corner and select 'Properties'. Click on the Customize button and select the'Advance Tab' at the top. Then simply uncheck 'Highlight newly installed programmes' and click OK.Hope this helps.Happy Browsing

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ok i dont know anything about my computers and my computer is pretty slow, so i goout to look for some advise to make it faster. i find a video that tells me 4 ways on how to make my computer faster. first was 'run' '%temp%' which i knew about, but did and deleted some stuff. next was disc cleanup, the person who made the video said it should take about 5min but it took mine 40min, when it was finished it said i needed an anti-spywear,changed my backround to saying' need anti-virus, computer at risk' and automatically downloaded an anti virus(i did the disc clean up last) b4 i did the diesc clean up i went to internet opinions and deleted all my browsing or w/e.

now i tried 3 out of the 4 and at the time they seemd to work pretty well so i look for another video this guy made, he had a video with programs to use. i tried 2 out of 4. ad-ware, good but took my internet away so i uninstalled. then avg free version. it kept having a pop-up saying 'virus' and i pressed force out or something like that because if i didnt it would continue popping up. then it said 'could crash computer' i pressed yes because otherwise it would continue popping up. then it said 'couldnt heal'. btw i also had this program pop-up stopper to stop pop-ups yet they still came through.

anyways to the problem. my computer is now all messed up. i tried to scan my computer with avg, after a min and 40sec nothing was scanned, so i decided its just time to make... Read more

A:I Added Programs And It Went Wrong

now i tried 3 out of the 4 and at the time they seemd to work pretty well so i look for another video this guy made, he had a video with programs to use. i tried 2 out of 4. ad-ware, good but took my internet away so i uninstalled. then avg free version. it kept having a pop-up saying 'virus' and i pressed force out or something like that because if i didnt it would continue popping up. then it said 'could crash computer' i pressed yes because otherwise it would continue popping up. then it said 'couldnt heal'. btw i also had this program pop-up stopper to stop pop-ups yet they still came through.I would say you're infected, more probably than not. I'll move you to the proper forum

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I have net framework 3.0 and 3.5 in my add and remove programs, and they have added 19 entries to the list. Are these really needed? I just use this computer for surfing and word prossesing. They take up a lot of disk space. If I delete the 2 programs will the 19 entries be deleted also. I get a lot of "ie has encountered a problem and needs to shut down" since installing the 2 programs. XP IE6

A:Net Framework has added a lot of programs in add and and remove

For most users, .NET Framework is not needed. It's a requirement for several programs, but it's not necessary for Windows XP and its basic functions. You can safely uninstall both 3.0 and 3.5. You will know if you need them if one of your programs suddenly stops working, but once again, only a few programs require these.

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As the long title says I just purchased a second HDD to go along with my SSD (System drive) and HDD (Storage drive). SSD is a Samsung 840 Pro. First HDD is a WD Caviar Black 1TB and the new one is WD Blue 1TB.

The OS is on the SSD but I have the folders/locations like Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, and Movies all on the storage drive. This way all the core programs are on the SSD. The new HDD is to store all my games on and that's all that's on there for now, I have my Steam and Origin Libraries on it.

Everything was working perfectly fine before installing the new hard drive. Now I'm having issues with programs not opening with the exception being Chrome. iTunes, Steam, Origin etc all don't open but their processes run. When this happens the computer also doesn't shut down as it hangs at Logging Off so I'm forced to hold down the power button until it shuts down.

Now the strange thing is this happens and if I keep restarting it, eventually all works as normal. However the next time I start up it goes back to the same problem with programs not opening and then hanging at Logging Off.

I've noticed two things that happen when I'm having the errors that may help find out the problem. On the problem start ups, if I open Computer to look at the drives it all appears fine, and then I click on a folder such as Documents and then back to the Computer page, the two optical drive slots, CD Rom and BD Rom both turn into blank white pages. The other thing that happens is when ... Read more

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So i just installed and used SpyWare Blaster and Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser... and thhis sis my more recent hjt log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:56:50 PM, on 12/6/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\L in Japanese\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.belgacom.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Belgacom
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctspk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINNT\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe&... Read more

A:Just added suggested programs, highjackthis log pleasez

Rescan again with hijack and insert a check then close all windows except hijack and click "fix checked"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure Anti-FunLove] C:\WINNT\system32\flcss.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nmlap] C:\WINNT\nmlap.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mbkqhr] C:\WINNT\system32\vvzmen.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SysA] C:\winnt\system32\winvju32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KeimoServices] kmsvc32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Video Capture Controls] MSsrvs32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinsHelps] NVedit.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Sysmon] msnmssgs.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [symscard] symscard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Rcf Driver] rfc.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [System Configurator] systemconfig.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Video Capture Controls] MSsrvs32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [WinsHelps] NVedit.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Sysmon] msnmssgs.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [symscard] symscard.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Rcf Driver] rfc.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [symscard] symscard.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [System Configurator] systemconfig.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Fxcvz] C:\WINNT\system32\xmhl.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Video Capture Controls] MSsrvs32.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [KeimoServices] kmsvc32.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sysmon] msnmssgs.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [symscard] symscard.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [symscard] symscard.exe
Then reboot into safe mode http://www.spyware911.net/safemode.htm

Set the system to shgow hidden files and folders http://www... Read more

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So, I updated to Firefox 3 and all is good. I then spent the better part of a day trying to
find the magical anti phishing & other malware security updates to the new browser.
Finally I broke down and limped over to Mozilla to post my query. "How can I locate the
new security features to make sure my download went correctly?" The answer I got was that
the new features are hidden and only pop up when you have visited a site or downloaded a file with malware in it. I love Firefox, I love Mozilla, but come on, I should traipse around the
web until I get some verification of the security features working by way of a notification message or until my computer is so loaded with garbage it gives me a dose?

A:Firefox 3 added security?

I've read everywhere that overall the extra security should help make for safer browsing, but none of the upgrades will prove a major deterrent for malware pushers.

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I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to password protect a folder so that if someone got to snooping around my system they would have to put in a password to veiw the contence of the folder? Is there a program I have to use?


A:Solved: Added folder security

Do you have a password on your account? They would need that to see your files if you have them encrypted.

You could also put them in a zip file and password-protect the zip.

There are several, small, encryption programs here:


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Hello. I just recently added some suggested programs to my computer and in order to keep me protected but now it's slower.
This is what was done:

1. Replaced Ad-Aware 6.0 with SE version
2. Downloaded Spybot
3. Spyguard
4. Spyblaster
5. Zone Alarm (free version)
6. Hijack This (newest version)

but even after all of this to protect me, it's slower than ever. Any ideas?

I have Windows XP - Pentium II processor
Thanks in advance!

A:Added security made my PC slower

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Is there any advantage to using a router for added security on a single computer, using a cable modem, if you already have ZoneAlarm?

Thanks for any info you can give.

A:Solved: Using Router for added security?

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HP Laptop, Vista, IE. 80 Gig Hard drive was 37 gig full just a few months ago. Now it's 71 gig full. I didn't put anything into it. In fact, I uninstalled several programs.

A:[SOLVED] Hard Drive usage goes from 37g to 71g with no added programs installed

Have a look at what is taking up the space using this tool - http://www.jam-software.com/treesize...download.shtml

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HelloI hope someone will be able to help me. Earlier this evening, I decided to have a look at the list of programs (via Control Panel) which I have on my pc and noticed that a whole load of stuff has been added and the 'add/remove' buttons have disappeared. Things which have been added include:BufferChmCP_Atenashokunin1configCP_CalendarTemplates1CP_Package_Variety1and many more.I've run Ad-aware and it picked up tracking cookies. Have just done a HJT log and will post it at the end of this message.My homepage is www.virginmedia.com and I'm wondering what all the other "ie.redirect.hp.com" bits at the beginning of the report relate to? I don't have any HP products (pc is a Compaq) and I definitely (well, not that I'm aware of anyway) didn't say 'yes' to installing any other software.Please please help .Thank you.AliceLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 23:24:42, on 13/11/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:�... Read more

A:Programs Added To Control Panel And 'add/remove' Buttons Gone Missing

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.Also make sure you have already followed the steps outlined below:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThank you for your patience.

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I had only 1 hard drive c with only 12 % free space . I had a new hard disk added on hard drive d. I used the following software programs clean disk which did clean temporary files etc., search & destroy to get rid of spyware & diskeeper lite to defrag hard disk. i also removed unwanted programs from add/remove programs. The most free space I could get for free space is 14 %. I have windows xp pro os .I don't have the cds because when i had the pc built all the software was installed but the vendor never gave me the cds for any of the hardware. I would like to increase the free space on hard drive c by moving what ever files or programs i can to new added on volume d. What ever programs files etc I can "automatically " move to hard drive D if possible.Any other advice about this problem is appreciated. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Also, does any one know that offers A + certification courses "online" with hands on experience? The reason i ask about hands on experince becuase i beleive that is the best way to learn about just about any topic. Being a radiological yechnologist & nuclear medicne technologisy i think it' very important to correlate what one learns fron class to apply that to hands on experince. I am presently unable to work because of a lumbar spine injury & am very interested in learning about building computers & trouble shooting problems (A + certification) with hands on experience. Any advice is much a... Read more

A:how to move files & programs from drive c to added on new volume hard disk d?

You can just drag and drop data files from C: to D:, but any programs you want to move will have to be uninstalled from C: and reinstalled on D:

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Im running AGPM 4 SP3 using a least privileged access service account, and when ever I deploy a GPO to production all of the users from Change Controls Production Delegation tab (Domain Admins / Enterprise Admins / Enterprise Domain Controllers / SYSTEM
/as well as my personal account I'm logged in with) get added to the security filtering of the deployed GPO. Not only is this for all current production GPOS but also if I create a new GPO within AGPM the same groups get added to the security filter. Any Ideas
what could be causing this?

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IS 2014 showed up with its dire warning of errors and infections.  I ran MBAM-Chameleon (although it never finished the process where it killed suspicious processes); then MBAM quick scan which ID'd 3 infected files. Rebooted and ran MBAM full scan which came up clean.  Ran RogueKiller, which ID'd zero.access and pointed to CDROM.sys as obfuscated and suspicious.  Ran the RogueKiller delete process, and now the CD optical drive doesn't register with Windows XP (SP3).  Where should I go from here?
Thanks in advance!

A:Internet Security 2014 fake anti-malware; as an added bonus zero.access!

Please...follow Steps 6-8 of Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html .  Post the DDS log which is requested, along with your RogueKiller log...as a new topic in the forum which contains the Prep Guide.
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Suddenly I am unable to download programs, change security settings in McAfee, unistall software without being signed on as an administrator. I have been able to do all these things in the past with no problem. I recently went through the whole Hijack This Malware thing and downloaded a ton of stuff with no problem. I wonder if the final ComboFix made changes that are causing this?

A:Cannot Download Programs, Change Security Settings, Uninstall Programs

Hello Mariannjackson,

Does the account you are using have administrative rights?

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Hi guys, I know this is a bit long but bare with me. I have several questions about various things and this site has helped me greatly in the past as far as previous security questions I've had. Also, to the moderators and creators of this board, I have skimmed other recent threads to make sure I'm not repeating questions and I didn't not find any other threads specifically about keyloggers. I apologize in advance if some of the stuff I'm asking below has been repeated elsewhere. Thankyou for your patience and this wonderful site. Being a moderator is a thankless job and I like to give moderators kudos every once in a while. (I'm a member on various message boards and moderators have to deal with so much crap sometimes from members on certain message boards. You guys do a great job and put in a lot of work that is usually under-appreciated so I just wanted to say thankyou since I don't visit this board that much unless I'm having an "issue".) Ok, onto my questions...I've been doing some research on keyloggers and apparently, even though I have three different anti-spyware programs, an anti-virus program, a firewall, and I've switched to the Mozilla browser, none of these things can prevent all keyloggers. I was reading about keyloggers and even specific anti-keylogger programs cannot protect against all types of keyloggers. Even using a virtual keyboard, is not enough. This is a good article below and it discusses the different types of keyloggers but this article m... Read more

A:Anti-keylogger Programs And My Own Computer's Security Programs

Oh, one other thing I forgot to mention. My computer does Windows updates automatically as far as possible security threats and updated patches. See, I'm doing everything I possibly can!

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Hi guys!!!

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. I've installed Rocket dock. All the program open up just fine from the windows explorer but the problem is that whenever I click an icon of a program on rocket dock it gives me an following error:

Windows Security:

"Your INTERNET SECURITY SETTINGS prevented one or more files from opening."

The icons on rocket dock worked fine few days back but started above problem now. I've tried changing security settings from INTERNET OPTIONS but failed.

Please help and find me a solution.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Security: Internet security setting prevents programs

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Hi all,

I'm sorry to post again, but I've some problems....

Recently I've got a lot of pop-up ads for anti-spyware etc. I've got a flashing icon in my system tray that says I have all sorts of malware (which I think is malware), and I had these two icons added to my programs list "live safety center" and some security thing which I deleted. I've been getting a lot of norton alerts telling me that it's found and deleted certain viruses etc. I think largely it started with Virtumundo and I downloaded to Vundofix programs and ran them and they seemed to work except that I'm still infected and I have no idea how I keep getting infected. I've ran norton, spybot, AVG, cleaned all my prefetch, temp files, garbage files, cache etc using CCleaner, Clean Up! and ATF Cleaner. But it keeps coming back. I'm running spybot again now and I think it's found some more stuff. I'm posting my HJT log below.

Since my last post, where my IE was knocked out, I haven't been using IE but using Firefox instead, which is now my default browser. But the pop-ups still come up in IE windows.

Currently, I've run VundoFix and Vurtomondubegone, spybot, and AVG, and combined i thought I picked up whatever virus I had. My system looked clean and then I started up a again, and as soon as I loaded my homepage, another popup came on!!! Then I thought it was maybe a widget that i had on my igoogle homepage--something created not by google or something. So i've removed and am now awaiting t... Read more

A:Help Please: pop-ups, system alerts, added "live security center" etc

EDIT: So I've still been having some pop-up problems. The big system alert pop-up in the system tray has gone away. But, I was still getting some IE pop-ups whenever I had IE open; they would pop-up right on top of the window that would be open so it looked like it was a redirection. Anyway, after running some more VundoFixes and spybots, etc., I found a cache of infected .dll files in the C:\Windows\system32 dir created recently and so cleared them out. That improved my system but I was still getting pop-ups. I ran panda activescan (after feeling comfortable running IE) and here is the report:

Incident Status Location

Spyware:Spyware/Virtumonde Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlljg.dll
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Steve Sha\My Docume... Read more

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Securing Microsoft Outlook on the Windows PC (may also be applicable for Mac users).

I am unaware of any currant threats against Outlook Desktop Client, however: With all of the current threats, especially spam, Ransomware, malicious documents, .zip attachments, and even iframes and JavaScript propagating Ransomware and Malware, have you considered disabling both the Attachment Preview and/ or the Reading Pane (The part generally on the right side where you can view the message without double-clicking the message to open. That way, if you are unsure of the sender, you can move it to Junk before opening. I have done out of caution.

There have been 0-days before and they are likely to be a problem in the future as both Internet Explorer, Office and I believe Windows all have OLE integrated in them. It's also wise, as when you Open Outlook and it downloads messages, what happens if the last message it downloads is malicious and you have both the Attachment Preview and Reading Pane enabled? The email will displayed, possibly the attachment previewed (within a sandbox of some sorts such as IE). There is a potential for exploitation.

The links below offer instructions if you choose to take this precaution.
Previewing Attachments - Microsoft Office Support

Reading Pane On/Off - Microsoft Office Support

For users of Outlook Web App (Browser version)

Previous Patched Vulnerability -RCE:
Outlook ?letterbomb? exploit could auto-open attacks in e-mail
(From 12/20... Read more

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I am currently trying to get my boyfriends computer working properly again. A couple of weeks ago it stopped receiving security updates. Nothing had been downloaded (actively) around that time until he tried to fix a problem with random and irrelevant pop ups. I have removed WinDefender 2009 as well as elements found of Total Security 2009 (TS-2009). Windows updates, Norton updates, and Ad-Aware updates are all being blocked. (Error = No connection to download server.) Also the installation of other security type software such as SpySweeper and SpyBot are being blocked. I managed to trick the computer into allowing the Microsoft web scan by typing the URL for the alternate verification method as many of the Microsoft pages relating to security downloads and interaction are blocked. This tool found upwards of 40 items and at least 3 issues. Unfortunately once the scan was finished the computer was frozen and I was unable to see the details of the report. I also went into the services to make sure the Automatic Updates are set to Automatic. Every time I do this it changes back to Disabled once it click Apply and the option to start the service does not become available. I believe there is something hiding in the system causing this but I'm having trouble finding it so I can get it out.

The OS is Windows XP and I am comfortable working in the registry as long as I know what items I need to delete or what changes (specifically) need to be made. I am not comfortable with the... Read more

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Security Programs Won't Run
Hi All,

I have a problem whereby my Rollback RX won't run and the Malwarebytes launch icon doesn't show up now work from the directory it's installed in. Do you see anything from this HijackThis log (new veersion designed for Wndows 7). Running Windows 7 Ultimate. Thanks in advance



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I don't think my question is subjective because I do believe the answer depends upon one's ability and skill with computers.
Firewalls are complicated and so is the functioning of the av system.
All of the combinations I mention below are free to me either because they are just that or because the isp offers it.
>Is the combination of MSE with Win 7 native firewall and MBAM a better idea than Norton's Security Suite?
I am not skilled enouugh to know; I have had Norton before and it is true it is lighter than it used to be - it almost runs your pc.
My amateur reading shows that Norton "catches" more malware than MSE. But that is what I mean by skilled opinions. Some other article might favor MSE.

I guess the question is,"If you wre on line without a router, which would you choose to protect you?"
I hope someone who really knows the facts can advise me as I am on the road under varying circumstances for two weeks and would like to make the right choice.
Thank you

A:security programs

That's like asking which beer is the best. You will get as many different opinions as you get answers. I like Norton NIS2012. Many people recommend MSE with the Windows firewall because it is free and does a reasonable job. But there are some other excellent suites like G-data and Eset - to mention just a couple.

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I have another computer on which, my anti-virus, firewall, anti-spyware/anti-malware monthly service had expired. I'm not interested in getting hand-me-down programs that are free. I want to get something that's possibly top of the line. I don't mind having a seperate firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware/anti-malware remover. I just want to be protected as greatly as possible, I am willing to purchase the program(s) as long as there arn't any monthly fees.

Are there any programs that come in mind?

A:The Best Security Programs?

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I'm currently using:

AVG anti-virus
AVG anti-spyware
Spybot S&D
AdAware 2007
Spyware Doctor

But I've read around and see that AVG is not that good, and Spybot isn't as good as I thought it to be... As for Spyware Doctor, I don't see many people talking about it.

I would like to know what "combos" of programs you guys use =). And like some comments on what programs should I use to replace the ones I have now, or which ones I should get rid of altogether. (Free ones, please XD I'm poor lol)

I'll probably replace AVG anti-virus with Avast, since a lot of people say it's good, one of the best free anti-virus out there? But for the anti-spyware programs, I don't have a clue...


PS. I'm also curious about the best anti-virus and spyware out there today. Kaspersky and NOD32 are the ones I've heard most about, as for anti-spyware, Spysweeper and Macafee? What's the real answer to this?

A:I need new security programs...

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I have Recently installed avira on my laptop.

what other free programs are good to use in conjunction with it?

A:security programs

The Avira AntiVir anti-virus program has a good rating.

Now you need a couple of good anti-spyware/anti-malware programs. My personal recommendation is

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.41


They're both free, unless you choose to buy the full version.


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Since we upgraded to IE 7.0, everytime we try to run any of our old DOS programs, we get the "Open File Security Warning" box with the warning "The publisher cannot be verified." We then have to select run. These DOS programs were written inhouse. (The short cuts we created for these DOS programs do not work at all.) Is there a way of letting IE 7.0 (or whatever part of XP security that causes it) know that these programs can be trusted so that the "Open File Security Warning" box does not appear anymore for these programs?

A:Old DOS programs and IE 7.0 Security


See if this works for the files. Right-click on them, and choose Properties. At the bottom, click on Unblock, Apply and OK.

Do they work okay now?



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Uh, well, I'm in a bit of a dilemma right now. I have a few anti virus programs, but I'm not sure if it's be too much. Currently I have Malwarebytes Anti Malware, Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0 and Spyware Doctor. I was actually planning on using BitDefender Total Security 2011 as well, but I'm not sure if that's a very good idea. Too much? Should I replace some, or perhaps remove a couple? All are registered except Malwarebytes and Spyware Doctor.

A:Too many security programs?

Hi Again
There is no "best", but what most members use for full protection is Security Essetntials, Malwarebytes and the Windows Firewall.
Corrine of this Forum, as well as myself use WinPatrol. Make a System Restore point and then download it. YOu can remove with the SR point if you do not like it.
WinPatrol makes a picture of your HD, if anything is downloaded it warns you and gives you the option to remove
Nothing else is needed or should be used. This is total protection
The rule of thumb is only one antivirus and one malware protection should be giving real time protection.

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Hello everyone,

Recently I installed Norton 2006 anti-virus program to fulfill system requirements for a company I wish to work for. To do this, my trusted AVG and Microsoft security that have served me very, very well over the past couple of years had to go. Now that I've read about Smitfraud, I am very nervous about having changed my security programs.

Could anyone comment on this?

Thank you!

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I currently use Norton System Works (07) and was thinking about replacing it with Norton 360 but, I was not impressed with all the negative user reviews. Does anyone have any rcommendations for better security programs that also provide better customer service? I was leaning towards Kapersky or Panda but still not sold on either one. Any suggestions? Thanks!!

A:Looking for better security programs

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I suspect that one reason my computers are so slow lately is becasue I have more anti-virus and anti-spyware running in the background. On the other hand, these forums often recommend running more than one product. So, while I check everything on the "Slow Computer" topic here on BC, could someone tell me if I have more than I need?

On my desktop computer (Windows XP) I have:
McAfee Security Center AOL Edition (Firewall, Virus Protection, Spyware Protection, System Guard (vs unwanted changes), script scanning, E-mail and Instant Messaging scanning. It also tells me that I should installs McAfee on the laptop so that it can "monitor its protection status" through its Manage Network feature. I currently have Network Magic on both computers, which I think does the same thing.)
Iolo System Mechanic (Not currently running in the background)
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (Not running in background)
Windows Firewall

On my laptop computer (Windows XP Media Center) I have:
Norton Anti-Virus (Unsure if its running in background)
Norton SystemWorks (Unsure if its running in background)
Windows Defender
Iolo System Mechanic (Some parts running in the background)
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (Not running in background)
Windows Firewall

By the way, my friend tells me that my cable modem and/or router have a built-in firewall, so that I don't need one on the computers themselves. Is there a way to confirm that?

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Hello. I have been reading this forum for a long time. Every time until now I am able to solve my problem just from reading through the posts. Today I cannot. I cannot run anything related to security. I cannot install an antivirus. I can install SAS, Spybot S&D, PrevX, and MBAM, but when I run them, they shut off shortly after and the icon turns to a generic white box with a blue top and then when I try to run them again I get an error stating it is not a valid win32 application. I CAN run HiJack This, ComboFix, and the SAS Standalone tool -- but, these all shut off about 10 - 20 seconds into running.I tried using Rkill... on a test machine, the text document gave a long list of things it shut down. On the problem machine it only shuts down one thing "\\.\globalroot\Device\svchost.exe\svchost.exe" and I cannot find this file.I was able to install Ccleaner and use its tools. But then again, Ccleaner is not a security tool. The symptoms are the same in both Safe and Regular Modes. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.**Sorry, I left the 't (can't) off the title, can someone change it please** Done ~ Hamluis

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I have a Windows XP laptop and until yesterday it was running McAfee Security Center with Antivirus, Firewall, and Shredder.
However, I've been very frustrated with Mcafee lately, after seeing how it's apparently dead middle in standards for antiviruses,
and I decided to switch to Avira Antivirus free version.

What I have running on my computer now is:

Avira free Antivirus
Malwarebytes Antimalware
Spybot S&D
Windows defender

Here's my question? Is Windows defender going to conflict with Avira, and will Spybot (which I put on the same time I did the Avira) conflict in any way with Malwarebytes?

Also, I now don't have a firewall (I guess, because Avira free doesn't have one) or a file shredder like was in McAfee.
However, I do like Avira since it was able to find stuff McAfee didn't but I was wondering if anyone could suggest to me
if this is a good security setup. Also I never use Internet Explorer, I use Mozilla Firefox with Web of Trust.
Also, what kind of firewall should I use?

Was it a mistake to get rid of McAfee (man I hope not it bugged me)?
I was tempted to try Microsoft Security Essentials but after I saw how long it took to update on another computer...oh boy.

Thanks you for you help

A:Do I enough security programs???

WIndows Defender should be disabled, spybot should be used for its browser protection settings, Malwarebytes should only be used when called upon by you, and Avira is a free one much like MSE from Microsoft, and its not slow updating at all. The updates are generally 800Kilobytes in size.

But it is never recommended to be running 2 active/real time scanning security tools at once.

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I finally cleaned out my computer and got it fully functioning. I want to make sure I dont have the same problems again. I already have Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Hijack This. What other programs can be reasonably purchased which are most effective and worth every penny? Any other freeware that I dont have that I should? Thanks!

A:What security programs are a MUST?

Consider installing the following:

SpywareBlaster v 3.0 and SpywareGuard v2.2, to prevent Active-X drive-by installations, as well as provide real-time browser hijacking protection: http://www.wilderssecurity.net/index.html

IE-SPYAD, a registry file that adds a long list of known "sites" to the Restricted Sites of your Internet Explorer: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm

And of course......keep your system updated,security patches are coming out daily and you should check for any updates regularly.............apps like Spybot,Adaware,and the 3 i just posted have regular updates that need to be manually installed.

stay safe!


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Wow, the more I read, the more confused I become. I'm in the market for new security software because my current AVG AV+Firewall is expiring, and I've found AVG to get consistently low ratings in many reviews. It also nearly brings my XP Pro system to a standstill while it runs its scan. My first thought was to get separate/independent AV and FW programs. After a lot of reading, I'd about settled on Avast and Online Armor (both the free editions) until I began to question compatibility issues and configuration time (with the OA firewall). I don't really want to spend a long time breaking in a new firewall, and, at that point, I decided to consider the suite approach, going back to Norton with NIS 2009. I'd abandoned Norton programs a few years back, disliking the heavy hit on performance and the sheer bloat of the programs, but all the reviews of the current NIS 2009 I've seen suggest that is a lean, mean fighting machine with good protection. Then I started reading about conflicts with SpySweeper (which I'd just renewed for our 2 computers), and that got me wondering about SpyBlaster, which I've used for quite a while. To complicate matters further, I've read that no AV software is necessary if one uses Threatfire or DriveSentry, no software firewall is needed if there's a hardware firewall operating, etc. I'm definitely on overload here, and I'd welcome some fresh thinking.

A:Help re security programs

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