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cleaning autocomplete windows xp

Q: cleaning autocomplete windows xp

Hellooooooo

I am looking for a way to clean up the autocomplete list. You know when you click on seach window or an email window, and it drops down a list of items that have been used. (not the history list for the internet) Some friends came over and looked up some things (not natural things) and I would like those out of that list, or find a way to clean that.

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A: cleaning autocomplete windows xp

IE has a "clear autocomplete" in Internet options>content tab. You can also try highlighting the item you want to delete and hit the delete key on your keyboard.

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Steps to reproduce:

1. Create a basic form with an input element for email
2. Add autocomplete attribute with value "email" and name attribute with some random value (not email).
3. When filling this form, autocomplete doesn't work(no previously used values of emails are listed).


Actual results:

No previously filled values of email are listed even though we have provided autocomplete attribute as email.


Expected results:

Previously used values of emails should have been listed as we have provided the autocomplete attribute as email.

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When i create a new email, and start to type in the person or email address that it's going to, the autocomplete usually fills in the rest of the email address so you don't have to type it all in.

I have noticed with mine that if you do not send an email to a particular person for about a month or two, the autocomplete will not have that persons address in the group and will not fiull it in. It's like it forgets some of your friends email addresses if you don't send frequent emails to them.

Is there any way to change it so that it always remembers them?

A:Autocomplete in Windows mail

Windows Mail doesn't use the contacts list to auto complete addresses.

It uses a separate list of the last 30 addresses you sent messages to.

Without a registry tweak, you have what you are suppose to.

I suggest that you do not fool with registry for this type of problem. There is the possiblity of much bigger problems.

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Hi there everyone...I'm having a problem with Windows XP and I'm wondering if anyone can help.A few weeks ago I was infected with a nasty trojan. Two great guys in the HiJackThis forum helped me remove it, but in the end I was left with a couple of side-effects.The one I'm most annoyed by is my loss of Autocomplete Dropdown boxes when trying to open and/or save files in any of my programs (Photoshop, AutoCad, Word, whatever...).I think you guys know what the dropdown boxes are, but I'll explain: first of all, I'm NOT talking about the autocomplete function in Internet Explorer. I've had that turned off for months, and having it turned off has never affected these other autocomplete functions. The dropdown boxes I'm talking about are the ones that appear when you try to open or save a file in a program you're running.So, for example, you try to save a file in a program that you're running, but you already have a number of similarly named files on your hard-drive. When I used to save my files (before the infection), if I started to type a name into the "save as" box, the program would produce a dropdown box of autocomplete suggestions for me -- so if I had three files "SAVE1", "SAVED2", "SAVING3"... and started to save a file by typing "SA" all three names would appear in the dropdown box... If I continued to type "SAVE", the third file would disappear from the drop down box, and... Read more

A:Autocomplete Dropdown (in Windows, Not Ie) Disabled

Hey don_s,
I was hoping one of the techies would answer this, but they just might need a bit more information.

What programs do you want auto-complete to run in? Just MS word for example? I think the function that you are looking at in IE is kinda broad, it will complete everything including names and some passwords.
The function that deals with file saving and names is a bit different I think, but I am not sure as to the settings on that. I am sure after the holiday one of the experts here will come along and take a look at this

hang in there......

Harry

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I have a firefox autocomplete ? it can remember what you've entered in forms on web pages, also known as text fields. After you've entered something into a form on a web page (such as a search box), the next time you visit that page, your previous entry will be available to re-use

Where do I delete everything in forms on web pages, also known as text fields. dose this inclue save passwords will be deleted also ? get back to me please
 

A:firefox autocomplete? (Moved from Windows 10)

Here you go:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/k...-address-and-credit-card&utm_source=inproduct
 

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I am trying to disable and remove Autocomplete entries from Windows Explorer Search Windows NOT Internet Explorer. IE Tools / Options / Content / Autocomplete and clearing everything and unchecking everything does NOT work for Windows Explorer.

Without using additional software is there any way to do this in XP?

Thanks.

A:Remove Autocomplete entries from Windows Explorer

In the registry HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\(subfolder)......

Look in the (subfolder)<some number.

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I am running Vista Ultimate with all the recent updates and IE7. I just downloaded and installed the newest Windows Live Suite. Now nothing is retained as far as logon's and passwords and the forms icon is no longer on the Windows Live Toolbar. I used to be able to see my address, credit card and other information that I would populate on various web pages.Anyone have any ideas?

A:Autocomplete and Windows Live Toolbar Forms Icon

Hi, DocB1973, and welcome to the forums.

Perchance, have you checked the settings of the toolbar? Perhaps it needs a reboot, or else it needs to simply be re-entered again?

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Where are the autocomplete email addresses stored and can they be exported to an Outlook nk2 file?

A:Windows Live mail 2011 can the email addresses from autocomplete be ex

Welcome to Seven Forums LERLNZ. The contacts are store as a contacts.edb file in either

C:\Users\<windows username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Contacts\default\15.4\DBStore

or

C:\Users\<windows username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Contacts\default\15.5\DBStore

depending on your version. The DBStore is a hidden folder, so you would have to set Windows to show hidden folders

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

You can export your contacts as a .csv file

Windows Live Mail - Export and Import Contacts

Now you can import the .csv file to Outlook

How To Import Contacts From .csv File To Outlook


A Guy

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I can't delete this post so I removed my question

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Source
I totally agree with the below text in bold...




The more effective solution: clean, backup and then ?nuke and pave?

Lego patching up a brick wall (image: pixabay.com)To make this very clear, as there are still loads of misconceptions about it all over the internet:

A once-infected computer can?t be trusted anymore.

Afer cleaning and making backups of your data, you always have to wipe and reload your entire operating system from scratch. We fully understand that many IT people will moan about that idea and argue, ?but it takes sooo long to do that, and who?s going to pay for it?? or maybe, ?there is necessary old software on that PC that can?t be found/installed anymore?. But honestly, if you really want to clean a system well, it always takes a long time. Furthermore, if the software is truly so old that you can?t find it anymore, isn?t it probably time to replace it with something more modern anyway?Click to expand...


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Another strange pop-up or unexpected crash, and it?s time to take your computer back to the shop, right?

But what if you could avoid losing precious data and time spent with your computer? What if this whole cleaning step could be eliminated entirely?

This is why protection is a pivotal topic in the antivirus industry. Cleaning and protecting seem like two methods that aim for the ... Read more

A:Cleaning vs. Protection – Why you shouldn’t rely on malware cleaning

As with most things in life prevention is better than the cure.
 

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Hello,

Could someone please help me clean up what has become a very slow computer? I must have too many programmes automatically starting up and running because it now takes an age to boot up and when it finally does windows take an age to load and the internet seems to run very slowly. I don't think it is a memory issue because I have over 50GB of free space. Another issue is that Internet explorer often crashes and closes all open windows with an error message.

I am posting a Hijackthis log so you can see what's running. I only really use the internet, itunes and manage photos etc. so I think there is a lot of superfluous activity which I'd love to get rid of...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:44:29, on 11/02/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:Help with cleaning slow computer and cleaning out unwanted programmes

Have I posted this in the correct forum? Can anyone offer any help?
 

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Hi,

My girlfriend has cut me off until I get her desktop computer up and going again! Since it went down, she won't go down. For the sake of men everywhere, could someone please assist me in cleaning this thing up?

Thanks in advance!

She is running XP Home with SP2 and the HJT log is listed below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:21:58 AM, on 9/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device

Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwicone... Read more

A:Really late spring cleaning or early fall cleaning?

The Hijack This log is hard to read.
Please rescan with Hijack This.
When the log opens in Notepad, go to Format and select Wordwrap.
Then copy and paste the log here.
 

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Ok, this question is for a friend, so it will be a lot of relaying the info.

IE remembers the address I've typed in (autocomplete) even when I turn autocomplete off and clear my cookies. It makes going to the site a lot slower when I have to do down past a bunch of the same site addresses. How can I manually remove them from the drop down menu in the address bar?

So someoen told him "go to tools-> internet options and change the days to keep things in history to 0."

I already have that, and this happens even if I've just cleared my history. Some sites are just permanently on the drop down menu when you type the first letter of their address.

He also did Start Settings Taskbar & Start Menu Properties Advanced Clear and that didn't work either.

It clears all other sites, but http://boards.ign.com ones.

-s64
 

A:Autocomplete links turned off.... yet they still "autocomplete" the links!

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DDS will not run, so I have no logs.
 
This Windows 7 computer (not mine) is a mess. 
 
A firewall notification pops up in the bottom right corner when I try to open most programs. 
Browsers don't connect to the internet, even though the laptop is connected.
 
And the stunning Windows Advanced Security Center window is front and center.
 
Thanks for your help!
 
indigo

A:Windows Cleaning Toolkit/Windows Advanced Security Center

Hi there,please start the computer in safe mode and try to run a FRST scan there:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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I was just wondering what is a good free program or programs to run as general maintenance to clean up the system and the registry? Thank you.

A:Cleaning windows

CCleaner. Free version is fine, does a lot of things. Keep in mind the Windows registry does not need to be "cleaned", like ever.

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I am using a fairly new system at work.
Windows XP
512Mb RAM
PIV processor

I never feel like the system is clean of junk and temp files. With Win98SE, I seemed to feel better that the programs I was using were truly cleaning the system, with XP, it seems some items always remain behind when deleting programs or just deleting temp folders.
I am using RegSeeker, Adware, Spybot and was using PurgeIE until the trial expired.... lol
I need some ideas on how to really clean this system well using free utilities, as this is a shared system and I don't have the option to pay for software.
I can download anything however.

Thanks in advance,

Darren
 

A:Windows XP Cleaning

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I have been running it for 6 months and can tell things have slowed down. Do you think cleaning out old register code will help speed it up or any other big tips on making it faster. I mean any 1 or 2 big things that will help get it back to normal speed.
 

A:Cleaning up windows 7

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Hi,

I am new to this forum, your advice is requested.

Recently I just upgraded to Windows 8 Pro over my Windows 7 Pro on my really old machine 1.6G Centrino, the hard drive is only 40G, the overall installation went through without any problems.

I found Windows 8 Pro provides better memory and disk management over the 7 and also I find Google Chrome works much faster. Overall I found the upgrade worthwhile.

Because I have a small hard drive, I need to recover more disk space, My questions are:

1. The old file Windows.Old, can I remove this file, it occupies about 2.9G
2. After installation it also generates this file, $Windows.~BT, can this be removed without causing problems.

Your advice please.

A:Cleaning UP After Windows 8 Pro Installation

Welcome to EightForums

You can delete the Windows.old.
Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
to clean up more
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use - Windows 7 Forums

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I use CCleaner and Bleachbit for careful minor cleaning frequently. Nothing big, just trimming really. But I have noticed an item called "update uninstallers" under System on Bleachbit which is not on CC.
Running this item resulted in 5,533 files being listed under a "delete" marker that take up 2 GB of disk space. That is a lot of waste space.
Can I go ahead and delete all these files in perfect safety ? It is a daunting prospect. To give you an idea of this huge list, I show the start and end of it as follows :-
Start -
End -
PS edit - Animal asked what OS I have, it is Windows XP Home 2002 with SP3.

A:Windows update cleaning

In advance of hopefully some constructive and positive comments on this question, I would just add a practical indication to justify deleting all these files.
I have had my PC since around 2001 when it was Win 98. I changed to Win XP around 2002 and have kept it in good operational trim ever since.
In all those 12 years I have never had reason to uninstall a Windows update. In fact such updates have been accepted throughout as part of PC life. I have never even been aware of them except for the actual Windows updating schedules.
So on this record alone, it looks like this 2 GB of rubbish can be deleted with a single click and no harm will be done whatsoever.

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Im sorry if i'm in the wrong area. My laptop died yesterday so I got this pc from my grandma and im trying to clean it up. Its running really slow, I know it needs more RAM, but I think there maybe more to it then that. I read some of the other posts so I downloaded Hijack This and heres the log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:10:38 PM, on 1/10/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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A:Solved: Need help cleaning pc Windows XP

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In checking thru my Windows folder, I see a whole long list of items that look like this:

$NtUninstallKB840315$

(The numbers at the end are different for each one.)

There is over 750 Mb of these in the Windows folder on my C: drive.

Each of the folders contains different files or folders, such as .sys, .dll, and .exe, and spuninst. They look important, but what are they?

Any chance that they can be deleted without causing my computer to have problems?

Just trying to clean out unnecessary junk, if that's what these are!

A:Cleaning Up My Windows Folder

A good rule to follow is: If you don't know what it is, don't delete it!There is a free program which will do a thorough job of removing temp files, unwanted logs, and a host of other stuff. It's called CCleaner and widely used and recommended by members here.Download CCleaner from here:CCleanerDo NOT use the 'Applications' or 'Issues' tabs unless you are an expert user.

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Hi, I recently was infected with a trojan (win32.AVS variant), and I am finally rid of it, took quite a while to clean all of it from my system. One reason it took so long was sifting through the incredible amount of files on my computer. Just for one Ant-Virus scan I'd have to wait for 4+ hours for it to scan my whole system.

That being said I decided to do some spring cleaning on my system and began deleting useless files, and I have cleaned up quite a bit so far, although now I'm looking at my \Windows\ directory...

My question is, is it safe to delete files or folders in the Windows directory that windows hasn't accessed in a while? I have compress old files enabled on my system and when it does compress an old file the file appears blue in the directory, and I have hundreds upon hundreds of these blue files (meaning they haven't been used in a long time I'm assuming). It's obvious most of these files are system files, or files installed by windows (some blue files are hidden as a matter of fact), so I'm hesitant to simply delete them. I tried looking at support forums for people who've asked this same thing and I'm seeing conflicting opinions which is why I'm asking it myself on these forums, see what sort of feed back I get from you guys...

One more thing is the '\Windows\$NT_xxxxxx$\' folders are ones I see discussed very often, I've already gotten rid of them with no problems afterwords, I'm re... Read more

A:Cleaning out my windows directory

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Hello

Can anyone recommend a program for cleaning old/junk files on windows 7

Thanks
Bonza

A:Cleaning Program for Windows 7

CCleaner http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

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I'm curious, is there a way to boot a DOS prompt and run some sort of spyware cleaner before Windows even loads?

Similarly, I have Ubuntu on my computer and it seems to me booting to that and running some sort of spyware/virus cleaner would be great, too (assuming the Linux program is designed to also scan any Windows directories, the registry, etc.).

Thoughts?
 

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Hello,
 
I have an HP pavilion G6 with an original windows  7 family installation , usually with my computers I make a clean reinstall from time to time, but this one i didn't do so for 3 years or more , even though I want , I didn't get the windows  and the recovery partition content is damaged I think.
 
So i have lots of junks and some weird files laying around and old installations leftovers and the startup gets slower.
 
I use Ccleaner regularly, but my question is what would the software a professional would use to clean up the computer and in what order and what should be done.
 
Thank you !
 

A:Cleaning my Windows 7 Installation

Because this is a family pack, it is an OEM? Right click Computer > Properties. Look at the Product ID at the bottom of the Window. Does it have an OEM in the number sequence? If not they you can download a iso of Windows 7 here. Make sure you backup your key and activation files with Advanced Token Manager First.
 
If an OEM, download Minitoolbox and check List last 10 event viewer errors and List Installed Programs. Post the log.
 
I would run TFC to clear any temp files that CCleaner misses. BC does not recommend using Registry Cleaners. They can cause more problems than they solve. 

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Computer is showing all of these symptoms directly after a freshly installed Win 7 installation. New search DB is created, new services are installesdand a new version of about 2 dozen DLLs ovewrites authentic system files. Task Scheduler is packed full of sreange triffered events, and half of Windows services are enablednand added. 14 pots are opened sending info to a Chinese domain. And on and on

Per your instructions: Her are the two log files:
.
DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by superman at 0:21:12.98 on Mon 04/11/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2807.1906 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {88C95A36-8C3B-2F2C-1B8B-30FCCFDC4855}
SP: COMODO Defense+ *Enabled/Updated* {DC3D0F8D-B138-AAAA-0339-560EB3387C28}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {33A8BBD2-AA01-20A2-213B-0B8EB45B02E8}
FW: COMODO Firewall *Enabled* {5F676F4C-DD6D-A47C-12D6-C449366C71EE}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled* {B0F2DB13-C654-2E74-30D4-99C9310F0F2E}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\COMODO Internet Security\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cm... Read more

A:Rootkit and hacked windows needs cleaning

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.I would like to get a better look at your system, please do the following so I can get some more detailed logs.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OKDeFogger may ask you to reboot the machine, if it does - click OKDo not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.IMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.Download DDS:Please dow... Read more

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anyone has an idea how to clean up the windows containing hardrive from everything but the system files,
because i upgraded my windows and not installed it to a clean hardrive i have a lot of unneeded files if anyone has a diffrent idea of how to do it, without reinstalling windows please post it here

A:cleaning up a hardrive and keeping windows

Welcome to EightForums.

Take look at those tutorials:
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use - Windows 7 Forums
Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8

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I have over 60 some sysinternals running in Windows Task Manager. According to http://www.komando.com/performancecenter/ 4 to 5 is enough. I don't quite understand how to delete them or how to find out which ones I don't need to run. Can anyone explain an easier way to do this? Thanks
 

A:Cleaning Windows Task Manager

Close the all open application and open your Windows Task Manager and Go to processes tab and make sure your System Idle Process percentage is above 95% and CPU Usage should be approximate 20% to 30%. It shows the Idle state of system. And you can check which application take more Memory to run. If you found any suspicious application take more memory, you can just end that particular process...
 

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Hey guys. So I just cleaned my CPU using a soft brush and a tool that when you press it air comes out (it's made of plastic, just to blow off some dust) I just removed my CoolerMaster fan on my processor (incase that helps) and have not removed any other part or even a wire.

After that, I let it rest for about 10minutes and then I opened it. But when I open it, it boots to windows really really slow (about 3~5minutes in the Starting Windows logo) But when it does boot, it's fine, no problems at all.

My PC is just 2 years old.
It's specs are:

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
Intel i3 (1st gen)
Palit GeForce 9500GT 1GB
WD HDD Blue Caviar 320GB (2pcs)
2GB Geil DDR3 RAM (2pcs)
H55M-LE AsRock Motherboard

Anyone can help me what might have caused the problem? Before cleaning it, it was fine. I have restarted it / shut it down 5 times already, still the same.
 

A:PC boots to windows very slow after cleaning

You need to clean the old heat sink compound from the top of the CPU and the base of the heatsink. Then replace it with fresh.
See: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/333968-28-thermal-paste-removal-installation-guide
 

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I have recently brought a new acer laptop and it seems to have a lot of unnessercery things on it that. So does anyone know what I can get rid of so I can clean up my laptop so it's not using up memory that doesn't need to...
 

A:Solved: Cleaning up my windows vista

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Okay, so I have another thread going about a whole other issue here:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=67987

But along the way a new, I supose more critical, issue arose. I cleaned out my case of dust, re-seated the RAM and applied some fresh heatsink compound (as recommended in the other thread), and now it can't seem to boot into windows in any mode. It gets to "WINDOWS/System32/mup.sys" and it stops. I left it there for a few hours without any progress, so I just shut it down and let it be. I can't figure out what the problem could be. Does anyone have any idea what could be going on? I don't know if it's unrelated to the other problem, or if they're some how linked.

A:Cant boot into Windows after case cleaning!

have you made sure that all the cables iside the pc are plugged in properly? something could have become dislodged.

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My Windows drive is getting smaller and smaller with all the updates from MS and stuff. I read here that cleaning the update uninstallation files could free up space, and I found out I have about 700MB of those files.

Is it recommended to delete those, and will it cause any harm to my PC, like crashing etc? What other files should I clean up from the partition to retain some space for the time being?

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Cleaning Windows Drive

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My aunt has been having worse and worse problems with the performance of her computer lately, to the point where she dumped it on me to fix. The most pressing issue I found was the utterly mysterious occupation of essentially 99% of her hard disc despite having less than a GB of documents and a borderline minimum collection of installed programs. Yadayadayada, a few searches and scans later, I find that (thanks to an old topic on this site) she has a whopping 44GB of computer-crippling failed installs in her C:\WINDOWS\Installer folder, a folder that I'm to believe shouldn't have more than a few hundred MB.
So my request to the community is for someone who can guide me through what should be deleted, what shouldn't, and how to do it. Help would be greatly appreciated by me and my dear old aunt.
 

A:Solved: Need help cleaning up C:\WINDOWS\Installer

As embarrassing as it is to answer one's own question after a bit more research, I'm afraid I have to. I found a little program called DiskMax that works like a charm. It's like a Disk Cleanup+ that works in half the time. Sorry for wasting the time of the hordes of repliers.
 

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I'm new to Windows Vista, and mine has been running slow. I downloaded Registry First Aid 6.0.1 because the computer is new and it's been running relatively slow and I have a question about what popped up.

A whole heap of files came up in the "Invalid Paths" Files, "Invalid File Association" files, "Invalid Application", "Invalid Help Files", and "Invalid Shared DLLs". I'm not so much worried about all the others except Invalid Shared DLLs. Should I delete these files or should I find another method of dealing with it?
 

A:Windows Vista Registry Cleaning Help.

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Here we go.Thanks. Bailey Boy.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 17:51:25, on 29/12/04Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HARDWARE\MOUSE\POINT32.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGCC.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGEMC.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGAMSVR.EXEC:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\DOWNLOADS\HIJACKTHIS.EXER1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.wanadoo.co.uk/cd_redirects/search.htmR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http:/... Read more

A:Cleaning Up Windows 98SE Machine

Print out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.Then I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.othersearch.comO2 - BHO: Tubby - {9EAC0102-5E61-2312-BC2D-444C4C4F5552} - (no file)O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {9EAC0102-5E61-2312-BC2D-444C4C4F5552} - (no file)O15 - Trusted Zone: *.windupdates.comO15 - Trusted Zone: *.skoobidoo.comO15 - Trusted Zone: *.slotchbar.comO15 - Trusted Zone: *.iframedollars.bizO15 - Trusted Zone: *.windupdates.com (HKLM)O15 - Trusted Zone: *.skoobidoo.com (HKLM)O15 - Trusted Zone: *.slotchbar.com (HKLM)O15 - Trusted Zone: *.iframedollars.biz (HKLM)O15 - Trusted IP range: 67.19.185.246O15 - Trusted IP range: 67.19.185.246 (HKLM)O16 - DPF: {72D78A82-8953-67B4-4792-9C034B139753} - ms-its:mhtml:file://c:\nosuch.mht!http://www.foxik.com/chm/files.chm::/file.exeO16 - DPF: {14A3221B-1678-1982-A355-7263B1281987} - ms-its:mhtml:file://c:\nosuch.mht!http://www.foxik.com/5/files.chm::/file.exeO16 - DPF: {042EEA26-2402-4E5A-B5BB-0FB445A5526E} (VacPro.win98_P) - http://www9.advnt01.com/dialer/win98_P.CABO16 - DPF: {9E98E84C-79E1-49C3-82EB-798FCD552EFB} (VacPro.i... Read more

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Today, I had need to log on to a server at work. Our IT guy told me what to type in Start/Run. To log on to the server, there was a request for Username and Password. The username had a dropdown arrow. On pressing this, one of my personal email addresses filled the box. Deleting it didn't work, it just appeared next time. I looked it up on the net, and everywhere said it was in the Options in Internet Explorer. I cleared the settings, but it's still there. Any ideas how I can clear it. I do use firefox as well, but I can't see how this should affect Windows remembering Usernames on forms.
 

A:Autocomplete

Internet Explorer Users
Left click Start, then Settings, then Control Panel.
Double left click the Internet Options icon. The Internet Properties window will open.

Left click the Content tab.

Left click the AutoComplete button.

Now click the Clear Forms button. This will remove all form data stored except for passwords.
If you use the Clear Passwords button you will find that you will need to enter your password in forms (such as login forms) and that Internet Explorer will no longer be able to pre-fill those items for you. Because of this it is not recommended to use this button unless you have an explicit need to do so.

If you decide that you no longer wish for Internet Explorer to use its autocomplete functionality you can stop this by unticking any of the checkboxes in this window. Should you change your mind you can turn this functionality back on by simply reticking the checkbox(es).

Mozilla Firefox Users
Open your Firefox browser.
Left click from the top toolbar Tools and then Options. The Options window will then load.

Then left click the Privacy icon from the left pane of the Options window.

From the right pane click the Clear button next to "Saved Form Information".
If you decide that you no longer wish for Firefox to use its autocomplete functionality in the Search bar you can stop this by clicking on the plus sign next to "Saved Form Information". Then untick the checkbox entitled "Save information I enter in web page... Read more

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I had 2 computers that I did my web surfing from. They were windows 98 and windows 2000.
I never knew about the autoComplete "forms" then ...

... so I never deleted them.

I only found out about AutoComplete FORMS when I started using windows XP.

Which IE version first had the autocomplete feature and what year and month did they come out?

I did a lot of searches in those computers and I'd hate for anyone to find out what searches I made.
 

A:when did autoComplete come out?

That would be IE 4...

4.0B1 Apr. 1997
4.0B2 Jul. 1997
4.0 Oct. 1997
4.01 Nov. 1997

And that shipped with Windows 98.

Hope this helps ya.

BTW, what DID you search for?!?!?
 

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I've followed the directions for setting autocomplete, but it doesn't seem to work.
 

A:autocomplete

Hi,
more info would help out with more input for your problem.... ie, basic info on your computer system and what windows you are using, and briefly what led up to 'autocomplete' found to be not working.
 

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I am having a problem, whenever I go to a certain webpage ( www.us.army.mil ) and go to log in, a popup box appears asking for name and password, within this box there are two login names that I would like to have removed, I have tried everything that I can possibly think of... Autocomplete is turned off, I have repeateldy cleared IE for history, cookies, etc... I have manually deleted the temp folder, used reg cleaners, a program called IEpurge, etc... the only thing I can think of to do further is to reformat the HD...and thats really not an option...I am in the US Army, and am currently 7000 miles or so away from the install disks...

Any guidance you guys can give me, I would really, really appreciate it.
if you want to see a picture email me, for some reason, it won't let me attach it.
 

A:I need help with autocomplete (I think)

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I have Windows XP and I use MSN 9. When I first got my computer whenever I typed in a username and password on a website the computer would prompt me to save the username and password so I wouldn't have to tpye them in again. Now, it doesn't work when I am using MSN and it used to. I didn't update or anything and I don't know how to turn the option back on. I found it in the Internet Explorer options and now I get the prompt when I am using IE, however I always use MSN and it's annoying how I have to type in my passwords and stuff again. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!

Sarah
 

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well i tryed everything .. everytiem i search something it ups it i read on a different form go to tools,internet option,content,click on autocomplete,uncheck web addresses , form , user naem and password on form .. tehhen i clear password and form the ok ok it wont work please help here pichttp://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/viet...etridofthis.jpg

A:autocomplete

sorry if the pic is crappy heres 1 http://www.andyrathbone.com/tips/images/autocomplete.gif

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please forgive me if this is in the wrong section,i am missing the option of typeing in lets say the letter "b" and all the previous sites i use begining with said letter appear has adrop down list(dont know what to call it)i am running windows 7 and ie 9,the thing is it used to work ps i am useing google .[email protected]=0 to get me away from the the google suggestions cockup.many thanks for looking.
 

A:ie autocomplete i think??????

Open IE and go to Tools >> Internet Options
Click the tab labelled Content.
In the Autocomplete section, click Settings.
Under Use Autocomplete for ....., tick Address Bar.
Under that, also tick Browsing history.
Click 'OK'.
 

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how do i turn off the auto complete feature in the web address bar in internet explorer. ie: it is trying to guess the web address i am going to based upon the things it has stored in the drop down.
 

A:autocomplete

I think you can go to tools > Internet Options> then open the content tab and go to AutoComplete and uncheck the web addresses box.
 

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I use Yahoo! mail on the internet. Until they revamped their page ( around 7-1 ) I or my Dad could compose an e-mail, double click the "to" box, and a drop box would appear to show us the 25 or so e-mail addresses we regularly use. We would click one to put it in the box. Now the addresses have disappeared and the only way we were getting them back was by system restore until I ended up having to refresh the windows program. I still have the info for the "subject" box and for any of the other boxes EXCEPT the e-mail addresses for the "to" box in Yahoo!. Are these addresses stored somewhere on my PC or are they gone for good?

A:IE6 and AutoComplete

Welcome to the forums ladymantis62

I do believe that Yahoo stores the addresses on there server.

I have formatted and reloaded my os numerous times and as far as I can remember the address book has always been there on Yahoo's site.

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I'm running IE 5.5. I've started having this problem where all of a sudden I lose all of my Autocomplete info. These are mostly my usernames and passwords for sites. Any idea on why this might keep happening (it's not a virus), and better yet, is there a way I can restore all of them (a folder where they are kept).

PS-I had the same problem with IE 5.0 so I don't think it's a bug with 5.5
 

A:AutoComplete ???

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I have been using MS Office Word 2007 for several years, but recently upgraded from Vista Ultimate-32 bit to Vista Ultimate-64 bit. Before this upgrade (and through no effort on my part), when I would begin to type either the name of a day or a month, I would get an automatic "tip" that would finish the word by pressing "Enter". This autocomplete function, which was very useful, no longer seems to be working since the upgrade. I checked Word Help, and it claims that "AutoComplete is still available for the current system date, months, and days of the week." Is there something I can do to reactivate it? Any help with this issue would really be appreciated. Thank you.

A:autocomplete

I have had a look and tried to reactivate it on my system.
It is in the word options, proofing, autocorrect, smart tags.
You an insert the date by clicking on the insert tab then date and time.
I have not been able to get the smart tags to work either.

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