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Troubleshooting a slow company LAN?

Q: Troubleshooting a slow company LAN?

At our company we have a LAN with about 15-20 computers (win xp/vista) mostly HP within 1-5 years old, a linux mail server, a win 2003 domain/file server with DNS and intranet HTTP. The network also has an ADSL wi-fi router with DHCP for the Wi-Fi (wired systems are on static IPs), another wi-fi access point, about 3 or 4 switches, about 10 IP phones and an asterik phone server. A few (not all) of the workstations are actually daisychained through the IP phone where there aren't enough network points available. We're using some network applications such as Sage Accounts, and Clik Service. The network infrastructure is heterogeneous, mosty netgear but I think there's some belkin and belkin devices. There's also a backup server, one networked printer, and a couple of shared printers hosted on workstations. The network has built up over the last decade or so and hasn't actually been designed, it just grew by itself. There's probably other things I've forgotten to mention too.

It may not be surprising, but our network is running quite slow (both using the Internet and LAN) and has been for a long time. Is there a way to track down the main sources of slowness without going to huge expenses such as hiring a network consultant?

Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks.

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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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

A: Troubleshooting a slow company LAN?

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I've worked on a lot of systems but one thing keeps puzzling me, whether in Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8.

PC's acting real slow overall; not talking internet, talking the whole system stop responding for period of time, hanging/freezing for a little bit and then back to normal, not even taking things like ctrl-alt-del command (at least not for 30-60 seconds).

But at the same time you can view TaskMgr and it is showing 20-50% of CPU and memory used up, Peak RAM not even near top, over 1gb free, no applications or only 1 or 2 running, only 1 user, show processes from all users checked. Why in the world should any system run slow with all those resources open?

Half of the time this is even after I've run ccleaner, disabled extra stuff then, defrag if needed, disabled any extraneous startup entries, rebooted, scanned for and/or cleaned up any malware with malwarebytes and/or super antispyware and rebooted. And you can get it running fairly well and then go on using it and it starts to do the crazy behavior again of lack of responding or everything loading very slow.

A:Slow PC troubleshooting

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I'm looking for 17 inch Flat Screen monitors and bestbuy and CC are sooo expensive!! Wow 5oo bucks!! I went to Walmart and they have Flat montiors on sale. Microtek.. Is this company reliable? The 18 inch LCD (yes 18!) is $450 with taxso it's around $475.00
so is this company I can trust unlike Emachines.. YUCK!! Aslo should i just watch out for sales and rebates online (i also save tax!) for a LCD monitor or just go with this one.. also is there a real big diffrence between analog and digital LCD flat screens.. whatever that means??

A:Is Microtek a good company for Flat Monitors and what company should i avoid?

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Recently, one of our old servers died. It was expected, so it wasn't to big of a problem.

I got a new server up and running, it was working awesome. So much faster than before. Anyways I re-installed my Panda Business Secure and pushed out the communication agent to all of the office PC's.

After doing this rollout of the communications agent, the network seems to be slowed to a crawl. Is there some free program that I can get or use to check why its going so slow? I am new to this job and unfortunately have no one to help me, so Im completely at a loss here and people are slowly getting mad.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Slow Network - Need Help Troubleshooting

What's it plugged into? (Switch, what model, what type of cable, etc)

What type of server?
What's processor load? (CPU, disk IO, etc.)
What processes are loaded? (Look at taskman)
What's it connected to? (Do netstat -no)

For what it's worth, a very common problem on switched 10/100 networks is Link Speed/Duplex. I wouldn't exactly call FastEthernet link negotiation reliable. If the NIC is forced 100/FULL, or the switchport is forced 100/FULL - the other side will never try PHY negotiation and will more often than not end up with mismatch duplex.

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Hi I have just bought a friends old pc that was previously running as per normal, He took his HDD out for his new pc and I installed my HDD into the new pc and installed all of the drivers. I found that the machine was running extremely slow at boot up and in general making it almost impossible to use. I tried everything I could and ended up buying a new HDD for the machine, installed it, installed a fresh OS (XP home professional)and installed all drivers. I ran checkdisk, defrag, msconfig utility, disk cleanup. Still the problem remains, looks like its taking longer to boot now. the specs for my machine are..
AMD 64 Duel Core 2.41 Ghz
3Gig Ram
600W PSU
XP Service Pack 2 
x2 SLI Nvidia Geforce 7800 GT      

A:Advanced slow pc troubleshooting

What type of Hard Drive did you install?  Are you using IDE or Sata?

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Hi all,

Looking for some assistance in figuring out why mt machine has slowed down remarkably.

I originally thought it was high disk activity but that does not seem to be the case. I did some digging with Process Explorer and Process Monitor and could not nail down any individual program that was really thrashing the disk. The high activity was from running uTorrent, but even when I pause all of my torrents that I'm seeding, the machine is still slow.

Now that I've gotten through the disk activity, I'm really not sure where to go.

The machine was running great and then after installing SP1 a week or so ago, it's been a bit of a dog. I saw some stuff about the disk indexing being a problem right after installing SP1, but that it calmed down after a while for people, but mine never sped back up, so I don't think that is the issue.


A:Troubleshooting system slow down

The first thing to do is run a full updated anti virus scan, the second thing to do is run a full updated malwarebytes scan.
Optimize Windows 7

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Alright, so I'm a former IT Systems Analyst (Glorified tech support junkie).

As such, I've built my family's computers, and exist as the home IT/nerd. My girlfriend's computer is the byproduct of a Windows 7 HP system's components being migrated to a new chassis and upgraded motherboard. Processor and RAM are from the HP. The HDD is a Hitachi Deskstar 250GB I picked up from a spare parts store, and the original WDBlue 1TB has been plugged into the board as a second drive to provide access to the original files (documents, etc.).

But lately, the computer has been running slowly, with Word freezing up, not responding, and even crashing on occasion.

Windows seems to be running normally, but other programs, (including Chrome) seem to be extremely slow to respond to interaction. My girlfriend wants a new computer. I would like to fix it without spending incredible amounts of money on a new machine.



A:Troubleshooting Help? Win 8.1 programs slow/ unresponsive

Think be best to try to list all components here,make and model, amount of hardware and RAM type processor and speed, for us to know exactly what is in there first ,as only listed HDD as Seagate 250 GB,( RPM of Drive ?) Chrome can be resource hog a bit for a browser, how is IE ?
First rule check amount of startup and running processes.

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I have tried Zazula's steps for troubleshooting a slow startup and have the results if anyone can help. 7 minutes reg. time to startup

1. Will attach the two logs

2. Under Non Plug and Play, I have two with yellow exclamations - Parport and Serial

3. 11 minutes to start

4. Tried this but the black screen only flashes on and then is gone

5. 6 minutes to start

6. 47 processes running

7. Unable to do this one

8. Unable to do this one

9. Done

10. Ran the CleanUp! program so this should have been done

11. Didn't even attempt...have learned lots from TechSupport but I'm afraid not enough!

12. See #11 answer

13. I share an iternet connection through a router and a switch

14. Done

15. Tried this but Windows Messenger was greyed out (unavailable)

16. done

I also was online and tried a link which was sent by Dai


I had some luck with that but couldn't find some of the programs listed. I am virus free. Thanks so much for any help! You are all awesome!

A:Troubleshooting steps for slow startup

Hi TooTired

I wouldn't worry at all about the yellow exclamation points next to the ParPort and Serial devices in Device Manager, if your motherboard has neither of these devices. Many modern boards do not, especially laptops. The reason these show up in XP's hidden devices list at all is that some "superIO" chips are still used that have a built-in capability to control parallel and serial ports, when such are wired in to the board. If no such devices are wired in, it doesn't hurt anything - other than the mysterious exclamation point you found in Device Manager. The "SuperIO" chips, by the way, are still there for a reason - there are many other devices that they enable you to use, that are still used by laptops and desktops alike.

I am curious to see what the "Details" are for the EventViewer errors for F-Secure Antivirus (event 103), Application Error/Hang (events 100/101), WLTRYSVC (event 2), Service Control Manager (events 7000/7009), and "Disk" (event 7). To view the "Details" of an EventViewer event, right-click on the event, and select "Properties". I'm especially curious to see what disk is mentioned in the disk errors - there are quite a few of those errors, not good if they stem from a hard drive (no big deal, however, if they stem from a dirty/scratched CD). Also worth investigating is the setup of your F-Secure Antivirus. You have a lot of errors, consistently, associated with that progra... Read more

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Hey. There are two company computers here where I work experiencing some virus issues. We've removed a few viruses with avg and spybot search and destroy. AVG has been messing up badly though, throwing errors, so we've tried to uninstall it. I went through and deleted all AVG registry files in order to delete the DLL files that went along with AVG, because we were unable/unallowed to delete them otherwise.

Here's a DDS on the first computer I need some help with. Tell me if you see anything out of sorts. I paused a malwarebytes scan to post this, but will continue the scan after posting. Malware bytes has already detected 5 potential problems.

DDS (Ver_10-10-21.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Don at 19:13:57.18 on Mon 10/25/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.401 [GMT -5:00]
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardianSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$ALLDATASC\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
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A:2 Company Computers running slow, experiencing problems with AVG

Malware Bytes log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
Database version: 4946
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
10/25/2010 7:32:08 PM
mbam-log-2010-10-25 (19-32-08).txt
Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 242834
Time elapsed: 53 minute(s), 24 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 4
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 3
Files Infected: 9
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{00a6faf6-072e-44cf-8957-5838f569a31d} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\RunDll32Policy\f3ScrCtr.dll (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Multimedia\WMPlayer\Schemes\f3pss (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{00a6faf1-072e-44cf-8957-5838f569a31d} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\adwarealert (Rogue.AdwareAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
Registry Data Items Infected:

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I got my Fiber line installed about 2 months ago. The offer I pay for says 1Gbits/s down and 200Mbits up. Naturally, I've never even gotten close to those speeds. At first, when the guy did his thing, I didn't have an Ethernet cable on hand (despite being a network and IT student...I know, the irony), so I used the router's Wifi. I was averaging 70 Mbits down. At first, I was thinking, 'this seems a bit low'...for fibre of course). I went into lectures the next day and people said, you may need to wait for your line to be properly activated...this seemed plausible, so I waited. The next week I stuck an RJ45 on some CATVE and immediately went to average 500Mbits/s (688Mbits/s record). Now, this is great, but it's still half of what I'm paying for.

However, for the past 2 days, I've been having problems. My Desktop (after coming out of sleep) always has the yellow triangle symbol over the wireless icon (faulty ethernet cable so was back to WiFi). I disconnect and reconnect to find the same problem. I restart the wireless on the router, to find the problem is persisting. Only after 3-5 tries does it work. My phone too has been having trouble connecting to WiFi (Authentification problem).

The original CAT5 cable has since 'developed' a problem and has been changed. The Pc hasn't been having the connection problem out of sleep, but Chrome is very slow to do anything. Youtube loads every other time, social media too. I... Read more

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I recently purchased a new laptop running Windows 7.  On setup, I was pleased to find that it connected to my home network without much complaint.  However, I soon noticed a misstep -- after putting my laptop to sleep, upon waking, it
would consistently fail to connect to network.
I've tried disabling IP Helper, as well as the wireless adapter's IPv6 protocola
la advice on other forums.  I've also ensured that the driver settings do not allow for disabling to save power.  Seeing that none of these worked, I decided uninstall and delete the driver and install a newer version (in a related issue,
the driver update feature failed to detect the existence of a newer version -- why?).
This appears to have fixed the connection issue.  However, still, after sleeping the laptop and waking, although it connects to the router, I still need to reset the IP command-line via ipconfig /release + /renew.
I was running Vista on my previous machine, and I know that its Network Diagnostic tool would, when presenting solutions, frequently suggest that my computer had the wrong IP and that I should reset it.  I was hoping throughout this process
that the Network Diagnostic troubleshooter would present a similar option.  Instead, however, no matter what I do with my wireless, the troubleshooter only ever returns the message "Troubleshooter couldn't identify any problems."  Whether or not
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A:Troubleshooting the Network Troubleshooting Utility / After-Sleep Connection Problems

To avoid confusion Let us focus on the first issue within this thread first.
Can you access internet when connecting the laptop directly via cable?
Where did you download the newer version of network card driver? Usually, the “driver update” feature from device manager will go to Microsoft update catalog website for the corresponding driver instead of the manufacture’s website. AT
this point, I would suggest install the latest driver
here. Please note: Microsoft don't write drivers, for any driver related issue, the OEM is always the best resource to turn to. Your understanding is appreciated.
As a workaround, you can prevent the network card from sleeping by the following method:
Open Device manager->expand Network adapter-> right click on the wireless adapter->Properties->under Power Management tab, uncheck the box before “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.
Is anything unclear, please feel free to post back.
Regards,Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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My machine has been experiencing intermittent BSODing over the last few weeks and I wonder if you could give me a hand troubleshooting it? I'll summarise what i've done so far. It's not given me anything today, as I say, it's intermittent.

System Info:
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor Information: Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Graphics Information: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Mobo: Z87I-PRO
System BIOS: 0903
Installed System Memory: 16 GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (originally installed on system)
Age of system: 1 year, 1 month
OS Reinstalls: None
This is a desktop PC
System Manufacturer: Purchased from ChillBlast
Troubleshooting so far:
* Checked EventViewer for after the crashes. The only useful thing showing is that the Kernel service is shutting down - which I suppose it would if power to it was interrupted.
* Opened up case to check components. Everything seated well. Extremely tidy cabling (if I may say so myself; nothing getting in any fan's way).
* Ran GPU stress test - all fine.
* Ran Processor stress test - all fine
* Ran driver verifier (ran for about 20 minutes) and nothing crashed.

Attached Files:
* PerfmonReport
* Your app collection dump
* IPDT Processor Test results

Appreciate your support :)

A:Intermittent BSOD (full troubleshooting included) - need troubleshooting advice

Bump please :)

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I would very much appreciate an expert's help here. I believe I have some adware/malware on my computer that may be causing it to boot slow (hangs on the windows flag in XP for 4 minutes at boot up) and then load slow with erratic mouse/cursor movements. Everything seems functional but just slow and erratic. Sound and video is also erratic with skipping and freezing. Below, I have included the file I got from HijackThis. Please assist if you can, thank you.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:42:56 PM, on 9/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
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A:HijackThis file for troubleshooting slow, erratic computer issue in Windows XP

Hello, seminoviceboy
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .

We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.
Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.
Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
Push the button.
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I have an interesting problem that has been driving some pretty smart IT guys nuts. To perform my job I have to access a certain venders web pages that has security set up that I do not know all the details of. Anyway on the company PC using the company image that is a normal XP image and maintained by Comp U Com.

Any time I access this vender's web page it works fine until just after the log in screen. Once I put in my user name and password and click Ok IE just goes blank white and that's it. No error msg no nothing, its not locked up as the frame is still there and the world is turning but nothing else.

This happens on all the company PCs accessing this particular vender's web page as I went and checked. So I wanted to see if it the problem was in the PC or the network. I took the company PC home and was able to successfully log into that vender's web page from my cable modem at that house. Worked fine.

I have already added the vender web pages to the trusted zone and enabled all the active X and everything, deleted the cookies, tried some proxies etc. Every setting that can be done on the PC I have tried.

My question is what is the company network security system blocking that IE needs to work and how to resolve?


A:IE blank page problem on company network but works fine off company network

Oh and to add this I loaded FireFox and from the company PC on the company network it logs in fine but FireFox will not display the page correctly and all the buttons do not work right so that is another issue.

I would like to get IE working as that is what these pages were written for

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I?m looking for a Data Recovery company [not a Data Software company] to recover data on my drive that will not spin. Want to spend less than $1000. Please advise.


A:Recommend Data Recovery Company not Data Software Company

Best Data Recovery Company

I have visited many data recovery websites and evaluated their product.

But my experience with one data recovery is almost excellent.

Nucleus Data Recovery, the leading data recovery company having biggest range of professional data recovery software.

Their support is also excellent you drop a email for any help they will respond within 5 minutes.

To recover your data try Kernel Recovery for FAT+NTFS.

The DEMO allows you to preview the recoverable contents and you can check whether the file is recovered correctly or not by double clicking on it.

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I recently got a job in medical informatics. I work at home and access the company's data base through a laptop supplied by the company. I didn't know when I hired on that the company forbids the use of a wireless connection. I have a wireless router and my office is on a different floor than my router. I can get the office hard wired, but in the meantime I was wanting to know if there is any way the company can know that I am using a wireless router. They are OK with me using the wireless router, as long as the laptop is physically connected. BTW, I have WAP on the wireless for security.

A:Can my company know?

I assume you are connecting through a VPN appliction? I hope you are using WPA2 for the wireless encryption.

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Hi there.

I found a,b,c, and d.exes in my temp folder and had deleted them already, along with msb.exe. I'm still getting popups from IE (I'm using FF) and getting iexplorer.exe crashes (I assume from the trojan)

I can't run gmer.exe

PHP Code:

[Window Title]
Microsoft Windows

[Main Instruction]
gmer.exe has stopped working

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A:msb.exe and company

Anyone? :(

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purchased a yoga 900 in July 2016. everything working great until late december when i closed the laptop after using it. i felt the machinisms a little tight and heard a crack as i was about half way closing the screen. as i reopened it, i noticed a crack along the left side starting at the base. i reached out to Lenovo tech and was told i would be notified. i sent pictures and statement on what occured. the incident was no fault of mine. Being the 5th lenovo i have owned and the first time i have experienced this, i knew this was a faulty machine with a defective screen. this is the reason i reached out to lenovo. after a couple weeks of no response and follow ups after follow ups on my end, i was emailed a response from their "case manager" stating this was not going to be covered on their base warranty as they deemed this as an "accidental" incident. while i waited for a response, i had no choice but to purchase another laptop for work purposes. until now, i have been a huge fan anf spokes person for Lenovo. i have a different outlook at this company and will no longer purchase from Lenovo or advise any one of my employees to do so.

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i am have major popups. i have ran trend micro house call am running avast antivirus, plus webroot spy sweeper. and can not seem to beat this. here is a hi jack log. if any one can help i will owe you my life.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:42:45 PM, on 7/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
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A:need major help with company pc

any help please

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When i log in into my PC with the password. I get a pop-up saying(sign in) Username and password do not match with (you provided name of-individual),you press OK and it goes right through. Windows 7, Dell Intel Pentium. Its getting annoying for my user but i cant find a way to stop this pop-up. If anyone can help, thank you.

A:Signing in to company PC.

Seems that it's likely an app requiring login, not Windows.  See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/username-and-password-do-not-match-you-provided/0ac97bcc-dd6b-491f-b626-942997eec4ef .

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how can i delete all info form this laptop, history and files

A:company laptop

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This makes very interesting reading and applies to ALL countries and ALL firms, especially Finance/accounting & Law firms. The "spies" will always go for the easiest targets

The managing partner of a large New York law firm had a visit from the FBI in which he learned that the files of every one of his firm's clients had been copied from the law firm's servers and placed on servers in Asia known to be used as transfer points in APT attacks (APT translates loosely to Chinese, he learned). Nine days later, he and another partner from his firm came to my house on a Sunday morning for a conversation. They wanted to know why the intruders wanted the data, how they got in, why the firewalls and AV and other security tools their consultants told them to install didn't stop the attacks, and how they could be stopped in the future. The conversation is posted at http://www.sans.org/security-resources/cybersecurity-conversationsClick to expand...

A:Are you or your company at risk ?

Thanks for the link.

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So i was given a laptop by my bf who found it in a dumpster. After buying a power cord and turning it on, it loaded a bright red screen indicating that the laptop was owned by a rental company, and is now locked. I didn't steal it, and it was on its way to a landfill so I was wondering if any one could tell me if there was any way to get that off this laptop without haveing to call the rental place (already called but have to wait till tomorrow to talk to anyone) it's a Sony vaio with Windows 7 home and the bios has a password lock on it too.

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hi there everyone , i want to start a company of mine tips needed

A:I want to build a company using Web -- how?

there are several options for just about any and every facet of the process.
what have you done so far and what do you still need?
what is the business about? what will you be selling or which services will you be offering?

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Hi guys. I'm browsing for comps, looking to buy a nice $3000.00 package. Please help me out here: which company sells the most reliable, most upgradeable computers? I want the computer to last for a long time. Thanks.

P.S. I've been finding great deals at the Dell site, but are they the comps I'm looking for?

A:Which company is the most dependable?

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Trying to find out if okaytechsupport.us is a legitimate company.

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My company of about 150 users is in the market for a new Anti-Virus. Can the experts give their opinions?

Much appreciated.

A:My Company Needs A New Av Program...

As you know, a lot of us here are not happy with Norton or McAfee. From personal experience, I would recommend Bitdefender or Kapersky packages. I have set up several small businesses with both, and had no problems. These would not be classified as an enterprise, as they have less than 15 client machines and only one server on the network. However the customers report no problems, and all have said that no viruses or adware have since infiltrated their local network.

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In My opinion Avast is most trusted and reliable! Share Your thoughts too!

A:Which is the Most Trusted AV Company?

Depend what is your view for "trusted". If we go like in here today's PARANOID internet world, ransom here ransom there and other thing messed with in...crap what i talking about, most privacy friendly for sure is Emsisoft. In other scenarios...hmm... i still keep my vote, Emsisoft.

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I Installed Company of Heroes. It worked great. BF2 would then give me a Memory.dll error and would not run. I reinstalled BF2 then I got the memory .dll error on COH.
Now i can't remove COH its not in the program list and says when I try to remove you can only remove if installed? Its still got the icon on the desktop and is still in the prog list from the start menu but can't find it anywhere else. Where can I get the memory.dll that it says is missing.
HELP!! Please.
Thanks John

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i just went from Godaddy to Crediblehost. I found myself going from bad to bad. I am looking for a good hosting company with GREAT customer service. Any suggestions?

A:hosting company

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Sorry in advance if this is in the wrong group. I could finger out where else to post my question.

I have been asked at work to talk to an IT support company to look after out IT.

We have a mix of WinXP and Win7 PCs and Laptops, a Server 2003 and a few network printers.

Before I start call people, what 5 questions do you think I shoud ask them, to make sure they are capable of doing the job?

Thanks for you're help.

A:IT Support Company - What do I need to ask

I'd ask them if they are primarily phone support or do they also offer on-site support.

Are they available 24/7, if not how much per hour is a late night call out charge.

Does the cost of hiring the company include scheduled maintenance (some companies do, some don't)

What are their backup policies, this is an important one. (Do they keep the backups off site and secured)

What security policies would they wish to implement should they get the contract.

How long is the contract.

Whom else do they work for. Do some digging on them as there are a few not-so-good ones out there.

That's a few questions, but if it were my company, I'd really grill them as IT Support is crucial to most companies.

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Does anyone know about the Spotmau Computer Service Company? They sell these diagnostic utilities for repairing computers.Can these utilities be used on more than one computer or do you have to buy multiple utility suites? The PowerSuite Golden software lists there bundle is for 3 computers and there price is half-off right now. Anyone have any info. Thanks!

A:Spotmau Company!

I would stay away from Spotmau:



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Dear all,

As i read license of combofix I am not sure that this software could be use in company? Before installation is notice that is software only for private use but i read from some other sources that is used in company too.

I have some computer which i would like to check with Combofix but i would like to know that using it in company evnviroment is legal,

Thank you for your answers,

A:Using ComboFix in company

Welcome to BC sseba15Yes, Combofix's disclaimer says it is meant for for private use. The developer did not intend for his tool to be used any other way and it certainly was not intended for those running a computer repair business or for use in a business/corporate environment. This is because no one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. If you choose to ignore the disclaimer, you run ComboFix at your own risk but it is not illegal to do so.Further, when issues arise due to complex malware infections, possible false detections, problems running ComboFix or with other security tools causing conflicts, experts are usually aware of them and can advise what should or should not be done while providing individual assistance. When false detections are identified, experts have access to the developer and can report them so he can investigate, confirm and make corrections. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.Note: If you ran or want to run ComboFix on your own due to malwar... Read more

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i have recently installed company of heroes on my pc, but when i click the shortcut icon i get a demoshield splsh screen for 5 seconds, and then it vanishes, and the game doesnt start, i get no error messages nothing, any ideas?

my specs are

Mobo: Gigabyte GA - P35C-DS3R
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0 gig
GPU: Nvidia 8800GTS 640mb
RAM: 2gig PC2-6800 DDR2
Directx 9.C
Windows XP Pro SP2
x16 DVD writer

i have downloaded the latest drivers for my GPU, and i have also tried running the game in compatability mode (win 2000) but this didnt work either. i went to the THQ website to check for updates/patches, but when i click on downloads, then updates, it just goes back to the homepage, nothing happens, im confused,

can someone help me please?

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Im thinking of purchasing it, I used the "Can i run it" app, which said i passed all minimum requirements, however, when i checked the recomended it said my graphics card didnt pass that.

I checked the recommended requirements which are apparently 512mb, and my graphics card is 1GB as far as i know.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

Has the "Can i run it" app failed?

A:Battlefield bad company 2

5470 is perfectly fine for BC2. Dont expect to run on high, but it will do the job happily. No worries there.

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Here' my DDS log file ... DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Rick at 12:34:23.65 on 02/05/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.280 [GMT -5:00]AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXEsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\tabbtnu.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k AkamaiC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\EPSON Projector\EPSON USB Display V1.4\EMP_UDSA.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrSII1s.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.ex... Read more

A:NeXplore & Company will not go away

Checking back in to see if I can get any help on this issue - please advise===========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make fur... Read more

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greetings !

Just wanna make sure, is there a company by the name of "Digital " that makes memory ??

I was just talking to my vendor and he mentioned this brand that makes ddr rams.

A:Have you heard of this company ??

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I'm running a fairly dated computer:

6000+ dual core (2 x 3.0ghz)
Asus Matrix 4850 512MB @ 725/2000 core/mem
2GB DDR2 800
Forget my motherboard model as I'm at work but it's an am2/am3 board.

Just wondering what I should upgrade first to get the biggest bang/buck performance increase for BC2? I play on my 1920x1080 22" BenQ monitor and would like to play on at least medium settings. I have the game on order.


A:Upgrade for Bad Company 2

a new graphics card would get you the most results, if by chance your MB has another pcie slot, add another 4850. you also need to add another 2GB of ram for gaming (especially for games like BC2) you will only get to use about 3GB for working memory because of the limitation of your 32 bit OS, but add 2GB to keep your dual channel function.

a couple questions for you,
1) what are the specs of your PSU?
2) whats your budget for this upgrade?
3) is DX11 a priority for you?

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When playing Battlefield, Bad Company 2 i played it on high graphics, but there was moderate fps lag when things blew up in front of me or generally when there was a lot happening on the screen, so i tried medium settings and it's the same. what part of my computer do i need to upgrade? Oh and all my drivers are up to date. And can you also recommend a good free anti virus with a good built in firewall.

Thanks in advance =)


Pc Specs:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 470738 MB, Free - 416114 MB; D: Total - 470739 MB, Free - 350899 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, EG43M, ,
Antivirus: None

A:Bad Company 2 problems (PC)

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On the 15 of this month (Nov '16) I backed up my files. Earlier last month I receive a message saying "your PC is not downloading Updates". I tried many times to update and it always got to about 90% and would go any further. I further investigated
and YOU suggest I do a 'Recovery', because a few of my programs were getting error message (like "missing file IMHttpComm.dll" ) well that wasn't the only thing that happened My keyboard started to Mutilate my 'LOGIN' to my ADMIN ACCOUNT. More to
To cut a long story short, I have lost everything all photo and programs and files for 8 years of hard earned work including, photos, pictures, movies (our travels), infect everything.

You ort to be ashamed and you should be sued for all the heartbreak and suffering we the Customers have endured, hang your heads in shame and put your money where your mouth is to compensate all your Customer's that have had their Computers (mostly
Desktops) destroyed by your 'Rape and Pillage " Software Updates. These are Terrorist tactics you used and you should be treated as a Terrorist.
This is not an isolated incident as I saw from your ONLINE Support Section of Microsoft Account.com many users have complained with NO SOLUTIONS from Microsoft.

I request a Specific Patch or LINK that will fix my problem?

Graham Leighton
Mansfield Place, Mansfield
Queensland. 4122 
I'm lucky to have a Notepad so from here I have to ... Read more

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I want to Detect my Network Settings on Microsoft Windows.

A:Company Owner

cmseb said:

I want to Detect my Network Settings on Microsoft Windows.Click to expand...

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We are an internet service provider with over 4000 subscribers. Not one of our customers can access their Microsoft services. 
Outlook, Hotmail, Bing, answers.micorosoft.com
We need this fixed immediately.

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I'm trying to use PuTTY or WinSCP to connect from my company's network to a server I have at home. They use a proxy for web access. I have already determined the proxy's IP, port, and protocol. Normally the proxy settings are determined automatically by a URL, but I set these parameters manually in Firefox and it lets me out to the Internet, so that tells me they work. By the way, it's an HTTP proxy.

So....I put these settings into WinSCP and PuTTY and both immediately returns "403: Forbidden" or something similar. I checked my home router's log and there is no connection attempt. I tried SOCKS5, and I get no error, but it doesn't work either.

HOWEVER, if I put my personal IP addressort into Firefox and try to connect, then check my home router's log I see a connection attempt. I also get a message on my web browser that it's the incorrect protocol (Duh). So a connection is possible, just by the wrong program!

Any ideas on how to resolve this? We used to be prompted by the web browser for a login when accessing Internet websites, but they have changed this so we're not prompted anymore, if this helps. Also, Firefox and IE both work, so it's not locked to a specific web browser.

A:Company's proxy for SSH

This might mean that you haven't fwd'd the correct ports on the router though...

But if you have done it from other connections? I would say that you still don't have the correct settings in putty for your proxy...



P.S. Looks like you have a fun little problem...

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O.k so heres my problem....i istalled company of heroes..(retail),,,,it was working fine.....

then i decided i wanted 2 update it manualy becouse it wouldnt let me do it automaticly.....so i dounloaded the patch i needed and i was half way when my computer crashed (becouse i had a lot of applications runing.,,,....so when i rebooted my PC i tried to indtsl the patch again but it gave me a message that it had already been instaled.......SO BASICLY IT CORRUPTED MY WHOLE GAME......i tried to uninstak it from the control panel....but it didnt show up......


after that i hit RUN and typed REGETID OR whatever it is and deleted the filed there.......



I dont know if if theres another location that i might have missed???...




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Hello! I was wondering what type of antivirus strategy a company should take to have the BEST system in place. My company only uses Symantec Corporate Edition on the desktops at present - each individually configured. Is this enough? Should we have a "managed" approach? If so, how hard is this to install and setup if you have little experience? I should say that the company has almost 400 computers and is growing. We also do not have in-house email, but use an ISP for POP3 mail.

Thanks for any help!

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I have a corporate notebook computer. To send or receive any email I have to log into a vpn. I've always wondered if this notebook has software running on it to spy on me. I can see all the applications running but that really doesn't answer my question. Does anyone know how to really see if I'm being spied on?


A:Is there a way to see if my company is spying on me?

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