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Q: Leftover files?

Can anyone tell me if there is such a progamme that can detect leftover programmes on the pc. By that I mean, when you have installed a programme and then decide you don't want it, you delete it from the add/remove control but it always seems to leave some file behind.

Is there anything that would clean all those files up? Hope I am making sense.


Preferred Solution: Leftover files?

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HI, i removed a security program,and i now find that i have leftover files, i went into task manager found file location, but when i try to delete them, a popup say's i need permission. i am the only user on the pc and also administrater how do i obtain permision or is the another way to delete. i have vista premium 32-bit...thanks

A:Get rid of leftover files

Hi patch41, Take ownership of that file and then delete it.

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I installed RT Seven Lite Software for making my own Windows 7 custom ISO. I loaded official Windows 7 ISO into RT Seven lite and started editing, But for some reason i stopped working on that. The problems is i uninstalled RT Seven Lite and i thought the windows files i was working on will be delete automatically but this didn't happened. Now i have left over windows 7 setup files that i can't delete. When i delete files it gives error '' You require permission from administrators to make changes to this file/folders''. But i am on administrative account.
And even if i try to change ownership of files/folders the options are not accessible. Only Trustedinstaller have full control on files. (My English is not good so please watch video to understand my problem)

Details - YouTube

I even tried to use Linux Fedora OS to delete those files but still failed. Those files took 32GB size on my HardDrive. I don't want to format my drive.Help please

A:Can not delete RT7lite's leftover files

Have you tried this one? Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista
99% of times that's all that's needed here to get rid of stuff. But a (very) few times had to manually add\edit owner in 'Advanced Security Settings', info here Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

btw, in case it's something very special to your program, try a ticket on RT Seven support?

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Hi, I don't know much about computers so please bear with me.

I've installed a cookie/files cleanup (Evidence Eliminator), which is actually a 30 day trial program. Not even a day past, I decided to uninstall it. Unfortunately, I experienced problem uninstalling it with my pc's Add/Remove Program, so crazy to say I tried to remove them manually.
Now, I've noticed that "Evidence Eliminator" items still appear on context menu list when I right-click one of the items in Start Menu or any one of the files in My Documents and Desktop Icons. So, how can I delete and stop all these items (Evidence Eliminator Safe Delete, Evid. Elim. Quick Mode, Evid. Elim. Safe Start, etc.) to appear on right-clikck (context menu) list?

Someone told me about going to Registry Editor, but did not find them. Then, I also tried to run window thorough search, and nothing found either.

Its kind of frustraing doing research about this problem and it always takes me to a dead end. I hope I expressed my problem with my computer clearly and also hope to hear from you guys, soon.


A:Leftover Files After Program Uninstallation

Find Search assistant (the one with the yellow dog) and click "All files and folders". Right click every line it shows and choose delete. Be careful. After deleting a folder, some extra lines may show up on the Search assistant GUI. Do not delete those. Instead: run a second search to make sure.

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Hi, i'm trying to understand what these folders are for, they are on my non system drive, i'm guessing they are left over from a previous windows installation. when I try to remove them it says I have no permission to modify them. How would I go about deleting them?


A:Removing leftover system files

To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.

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I removed mcafee using add/remove programs under the control panel. although i got the message that the uninstall was successful, there are still some things in the start.ini referring to this program. should i remove these using regedit. also will it help in getting rid of a conflict i'm having with other programs already on my computer?

A:using regedit to remove leftover files

If you are not real familiar with the registry, I suggest you download RegEditPlus.. a freeware program which provides the same service as windows regedit, but provides backup in case you make an error.
Then, in registry click 'C' and Find, enter any references to McAfee and use the delete button at the extreme top of panel on any that are found.
Download at:
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Hi, I got infected with a bunch of stuff a couple of days ago. Smitfraud,Smitfraud-C, Toolbar 888 was installed into Internet Explorer, (therewere a few others but I don't remember the names) and I had a bunch ofnew icons put on the desktop. I ran Norton Anti-Virus, AdAware, SpybotSearch & Destroy, and Ewido Anti-Malware. They cleaned it all up asfar as I can tell. My Problem is I still have some leftover files, etc. on my system thatI was wondering about. After my computer was infected I had Update.exe running in the processesat starup. It wasn't running before the infection. I did a search for itand I found a file named Update.exe in the folderc:\:Program files\Common files\{F084CEF6-0B17-1033-1006-031225030001}\ There was also a file called system.dll in this folder. Ewido caught bothof the files and deleted them but the folder is still there. Can I safelydelete this folder? There's also an Icon left on my desktop that wasn't there before (therest of them were cleaned up by the above programs). It is a yellow trianglewith an exclamation point in it and the caption says "Click Here to Findand Fix Errors". As far as I can tell it's just some kind of link to awebsite not a shortcut to an actual program. Can I just delete this icon? When I was looking for the Update.exe file I found two other foldersc:\:Program files\Common files\{3084CEF6-0B17-1033-1006-031225030001}\ This folder had a file in it called &qu... Read more

A:Need Help With Some Leftover Files After I Cleaned Infection.

next log go to FORMAT in notepad and click on wordwrap1. Download this file : http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/combofix.exehttp://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/combofix.exe2. Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log and a HiJack log in your next replyNote: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall

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can anyonen tell me why i am getting leftover files when i run norton clean sweep. i have been using this prog for years now and have experienced this before but have no idea what causes it. the prog work great most of the time but sometimes this happens. i am getting 206k of files that just cannot be cleaned.

thanks for any help


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Uninstalled MSN but many files left.
Now on Comcast cable, so messenger 6.1 was installed.

Problem: When I start Messenger, a message says unable to connect to the interent, but our connection works fine. However, the old MSN email address appears in the messenger window. It seems to be overriding the new internet connection.

Which MSN files can I identify to safely remove--there are tons in a folder called 1386. ???

How can I get messenger to work with cable not that the MSN account is closed?

A:Messenger fails to connect due to leftover MSN files

1) Go to add/remove programs and uninstall messenger if present
2) Download the xp_messenger_remove.vbs from:
3) Reboot the system
4) Reinstall messanger

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Hello folks,

Laptop got a little sluggish and some programs (Firefox, Waterfox, Handbrake etc) were crashing all the time. Uninstallation using Revo Uninstaller and reinstallation didn't seem to solve the problems. So had to restore the system to previous restore point which restored to the OS+updates to that day+ a few essential programs.

Now I am left with the system where there are no programs but settings are still there, so when I am installing the programs, it takes these settings to run. I was wondering how do I delete these settings?

I ran CCleaner but it didn't help. Any other pointer?

Thanks in advance.

A:Deleting leftover files after System Restore

Perform a factory restore or a clean install, thats the only way.

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I uninstalled BitDefender Internet Security 2010 last night, in favour for Microsoft Security Essentials. I used Revo to do this. The funny thing is though, the bdagent still runs in the background as per usual, and the all the program files and folders are still there, but I can't delete them. I can't change permissions either because "access is denied."

I can't use BitDefender's remove/repair function either because it doesn't recognise it as an installed program, and I can't reinstall the program for some reason either.

Any ideas?

A:Cannot delete leftover program folders/files

I also tried the "deleting undeletable files" method (in cmd prompt) but the prompt continually says it can't even find the directory.

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I uninstalled Norton System Works 2002. I wanted to install a new virus program instead of NAV that was included in NSW 2002. I used the Uninstall routine that came with NSW. After I uninstalled I installed my new virus program. There is no problem with the new virus program but there were some files left over from NSW. I now get annoying pop up dialog boxes indicating that some files cannot be found. These are all file names left over from NSW. I went to Symentec's website to see if there was a KB paper that would clear up this problem, but found nothing. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can get rid of these annoyances? Some of the file names are SEVINST.EXE, and CSINJECT.EXE.Thanks, jerrydee(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

A:Uninstalling Leftover Files From Norton System Works

This article from Symantic may be of some help.http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nsw.n...001091013435207

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since having to re-install comp after nasty virus i seem to have found files i don't recognise. Think they are SP1 files, and just wanted to know if they are safe to delete... The files are in a directory as below...


inside this sub dir there are two


The second of which contains a multitude of files, folders & manifests

has anyone had this problem, SP1 seems to have installed ok as it shows up in system

thanks in advance

p.s. did look on forum for this but was unable to find, so i apologise if it has already been asked

A:Win 7 SP1 Leftover files on hard drive - Safe to remove?

Reboot a couple of times to make sure that any installs have finished and completed properly, then you can delete the folder - I would suggest putting it in the rcycle bin, and then rebooting again. You can clear teh recycle bin after a couple of days with no problems.

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I am using the Backup and Restore Center to backup a desktop and a PC to a local network WD My Book one TB drive. These backups are monthly. There are sets of fifteen to twenty zero length temp files of the form SDT3648.tmp for each machine for each backup. It seem obvious that the backup program should have deleted these files. Is this a common experience with Windows Vista backup for anyone else?
Frank C

A:Windows backup, leftover zero length temp files

Hmmm, i am not sure if they are supposed to be left or not, but, temp files are just that, temporary, i use this to clean my up : TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums
Hope this helps you out.

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Does anyone know of a program that will completely uninstall programs and also get rid of fragments of programs that were leftover by previous attempts at uninstalling programs, broken links, bogus registry files, etc? Thanks in advance.

A:Uninsaller with ability to delete orphan files, leftover bits of programs, etc.

I use Norton SystemWorks. It includes CleanSweep, Which monitors installs, and will completely remove anything it monitors. It wont clean programs already installed, Just the ones installed after installing CleanSweep. SystemWorks also includes Norton Utilities, Which has WinDoctor. WinDoctor will clean your registry, fix broken links, etc... SystemWorks also comes with Norton Anti-Virus. I have used SystemWorks since 98, and wouldnt use a PC without it

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Hi all!
I have MS Win XP Pro SP3 32-bit, and Windows Media Player 11, and would like to remove several files named AlbumArt.jpg, AlbumArtSmall.jpg and Folder.jpg . There is also an important file named desktop.ini, which I of course will not delete.
However, as I try to delete them, one of the following generic warning message(s) that comes up, is like this:

AlbumArtSmall.jpg is a system file.
If you remove it, it is possible that your computer or one of the programs on your computer will not work properly. Are you sure you would like to move it to the Recycle Bin?

Obviously this is because the files are 'hidden'.
I rarely use Windows Media Player, as I have moved on to iTunes, which IMO is far more versatile for maintaining my music library.
So, now I am wondering: How do I safely remove Windows Media Player leftover jpeg files with a script?
Thank you very much in advance!

A:How do I safely remove Windows Media Player leftover jpeg files with a script?

Hi again midimusicman79 Windows Media Player is a core component of Windows. Any attempt to remove it, uninstall it or else will leave you with system files corruption. So if I were you, I would leave it be and not touch it. You cannot fully uninstall "core" components of Windows, any attempt to do so will bring you problems, I can guarantee you that.

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I'm using Windows 10 on a Lenovo IdeaPad laptop, with Revo Uninstaller installed. I've been using this for a long time and it always hangs for a while on "scanning for leftover files". Tonight I tried using it to uninstall Avira (want to reinstall this, having issues), and it simply hangs on "scanning for leftover files" infinitely. Been waiting for almost an hour and it's still stuck there, roughly 75% of the bar.

Anyone know what might be causing this? Fresh restart + CCleaner didn't help either.

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hey guys. I have peerguardian 2 and everytime i start my computer someone called offeroptimizer.com/static.callinghome.biz[spy], st. also i was looking with spysweeper at my items that startup with windows and i noticed there is something called ShowWnd.exe and i googeld it and some things said it was malicious and some said it was not. Maybe you could help me out. Heres my Hijackthis log. Thanks.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:20:18 PM, on 5/25/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files&#... Read more


Welcome leftover to Bleeping Computer.*Restart the computer.*as soon as BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the Advanced Options menu appears.*Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode menu item*press Enter.***We need to make sure all hidden files are showing so please:* Click Start. * Open My Computer. * Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options. * Select the View Tab. * Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders. * Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option. * Click Yes to confirm. * Click OK.***Close all programs leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following, making sure you get them all and not any others by mistake:O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShowWnd] ShowWnd.exeClick on Fix Checked when finished and exit HijackThis.***Open Windows Explorer.Find and delete this file:C:\Windows\System32\ShowWnd.exe***Reboot the computer to normal mode.Please post back in this topic with a fresh log using HijackThis.

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thank you for helping me,

Here is where we were working on Internet Explorer issues before I was told there was leftover malware items> http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/949714-internet-explorer-problem.html#post7597460

i ran the uninstaller then did the hijack this scan again.
i didn't see the two items you said i should check mark on the list.. so i looked back at the first log and they are listed, but now after the uninstall they are gone. because im not sure what to do, i didn't do the Norton uninstaller part yet.. this it the latest file after the uninstall.

i also noticed that when i would open any file the Search Settings v1.2.3 tried to open every time, and i had to hit the cancel button several times to close it. now that I've done the uninstall, it no longer does this. im guessing they are related somehow and i hope that this new information doesn't come too late..
thank you again for your help.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:40:46, on 9/13/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17080)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
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A:Leftover infection

Search Settings seems to be gone alright.

As for Norton, it should be removed since you should never run more than one antivirus software at the time. They will work one against the other (Avira and Norton), cause your system to be slow and even freeze. Your computer will be even more vulnerable.

Your log is showing traces of past or present infection. After we're done here, we'll need to get you transfered to the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum.

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Hi I need help getting rid of some trojan/malware remains. Malwarebytes and tdsskiller don't find anything but I am still getting internet explorer redirects, windows firewall turned off & will not turn on and need help because it looks like I may have a rootkit hiding somewhere. I have included my dds files. Also avast is showing alot of "malicious URL blocked" messages and the process is C:\Windows\System32\ping.exe. I have ESAT, MBAM, SAS & HiJackThis logs. I have combofix, aswMBR & minitoolbox dl'd & ready to run but don't want to use them without your direction. I have windows 7 32 Thanks!

A:Win7Antispyware leftover fix

Update......running eset fixed the redirects but I wonder if I still have the rootkit. Eset said I had a variant of the Win32/Sirefef.DN trojan.

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After finally getting the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to install, as expected, I had a WIndows.0ld file. Following instructions posted here and elsewhere, I used Disc Cleanup to remove most of that file.

There are still two folders remaining in Windows.old from System32, one in Drivers (IntcDaud.sys) and one in DriverStore (intcdaud.info.amd64xxxxx.) When I go directly to System32, both drivers appear in the same folders where they show in Wndows.old. Disc Cleanup no longer even recognizes Windows.old, so I cannot run it again to remove what appear to me to be extraneous entries.

Can I safely use Unlocker to try to remove the remaining Windows.old file, which likely would only work after a reboot? If not, is there some other method, short of using the Jaws of Life or a ten-pound sledge hammer to remove the leftover Windows.old file?

A:Windows.old leftover

Hello Not Myself,

Unlocker should work for you. If you like, OPTION THREE below should work as well.

Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10

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I got some kind of malware last week. I kept getting tons of pop-ups, which never bothered me before, and other things. One of those fake anti-spyware sites that took over my computer till I shut it down, etc.

So in the past week I have done the following:

I ran Stinger, Ad-Aware, Malicious Removal Tool, CC Cleaner, Housecall, HS Remove, cwshredder, Kill2Me, all of which found nothing, and did a System Restore which had no effect..

Then I ran Malwarebytes and Stopzilla both of which found some Trojans, Malwares, Ad cookies etc and deleted them. (No worms that I could see.)

Since then I still have the following problems:

When I load Firefox - before the page loads in the upper left hand corner I get the following box:

"Java Application Type Error: spElement is null." (A search of "spElement is null" on Google turns up nothing.)

When I click OK, the message box disappears and Firefox loads. Sometimes a few different pages load, Ask.Com, My * 10.Com, etc. A couple pages sometime try to load but there is a message box that says the locations couldn't be found. I click off those pages, I seem to be able to use Firefox without any further problems.

If I try and load Internet Explorer, a bunch pf pages try to load, all with the same internet address with numbers, letters, and symbols that I have never seen before (not a foreign language, but symbols which aren't on my keyboard, letters, etc) Luckily for each page that tries to loa... Read more

A:A few leftover's that I can't seem to shake??

I would do the following.....Use Rkill to stop the rootkit processes that start when the computer comes on. Then I run the Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware. Here are some DL links for the Rkill....LINK 1LINK 2LINK 3LINK 4Save it to your desktop and then double click to launch it (With Vista you need to right click and select run as administrator). You should see a little black window open and then close. If you see that box then it worked. If you don't see the black box then delete the file and use another download link and repeat the steps.After running Rkill update and run MBAM. Next I would install AFT Cleaner check the box for select all and then run it. Finally, I would run SUPERAntiSpyware. If you have more than one username then you will need to scan each user account seperately with this.

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I had a virus/rootkit that I thought I had cleaned up. I'm still having the following issues though:
1. Blue screen trying to boot into safe mode (can't read reason)
2. Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close message
3. Can't run full antivirus scan now without getting the above error, but it pops up at other times, like right now. When I get it, I have to restart my laptop - it won't do anything else.
4. Have the occasional extra pop up with an advertisement when I open up IE.
5. I couldn't post this on my laptop - I had to borrow someone else's for a few minutes to get this to go through. It just kept saying it couldn't diplay the page after I tried hitting submit.
6. My laptop is running much slower than normal.

Hope someone can help! I'm in the middle of a big project that needs files from my only computer, so this is the worst timing ever!

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Liz at 17:38:04.46 on Fri 05/13/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2039.894 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *Enabled/Updated* {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k Cognizance
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k ne... Read more

A:Leftover Problems from Rootkit

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you hav... Read more

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I am reparing a machine for a friend. After installing and updating Mcafee, I found and removed multiple viruses. However, the desktop still has a long message on a black background that reads: WARNING You Are In Danger All that you ever do on your computer...... Can anyone tell me how to get this off the Desktop? Thanks.

A:Desktop Virus Leftover

http://www.processlibrary.com/processscan/ this may help once you reach desktop,however i would run all the anti spy you have make sure you have spybot,adaware etc,download iobit v2 free install run then go to tools start up and look through the registry entries which are starting with windows,also microsoft malicious removal tool may be usefull

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Last Thursday, I'm sure a file from WinMX while my AVG was off(that's a long story) caused a browser hijack. Anyway, I read though your and other forums and followed some of the suggestions given to others with similar ills. After a lot of trail and error I seem to no longer have browser hijacking ( i.e.. new window opening with "url.urtbk" in the address) but I'm not sure if all is well. There may still be leftovers. My browser still runs slower than normal and I fear a redirect is in my future. Here's my current HijackThis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:56:51 PM, on 7/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
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A:Malware leftover blues

I now have Java SE installed (files in my registry leftover fron Windows Cleanup Utility prevented installation)

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:20:52 PM, on 4/24/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ezSP_Px.exeC:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exeC:\Program Files\ATT-SST\McciTrayApp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Linksys\WUSB54GSC\WLService.exeC:\Program Files\Linksys\WUSB54GSC\WUSB54GSC.exeC:\WINDOWS\system... Read more

A:HJthis log - still have viruses leftover?

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

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There's been a lot of trojans/malware on this pc in the past and although I've usually managed to eliminate most of the threats, I'm pretty sure there are still some leftover bits and pieces, so I figured I'd try posting this log to see if anyone could help me clean it up a bit, as it's not my computer, obviously I don't want to go messing about in the registry by myself. Take your time, no rush ;)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 03:36:58, on 27/07/2011Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDevice... Read more

A:Hijack This / Looking For Leftover Narsties

Hi,Please do the following:Please download DDS from either of these linksLINK 1 LINK 2and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection Double click dds to run the tool. When done, two DDS.txt's will open. Save both reports to your desktop.---------------------------------------------------Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:DDS.txtAttach.txt. NEXTPlease download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run itClick the Scan button to start the scanOn completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.

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This is not a big deal, but after cleaning up a mildly infected computer with Malwarebytes Professional, AdwCleaner and HitmanPro, I find I still have a running process for SearchProtect when I checked in Task Manager for anything else.  It is not showing it's using a lot of resources, but it is there.  The entry is located in the System 32 file.  I hesitate to remove anything from that file... Should I leave well enough alone or delete it?  Thanks!Edit: Topic moved from General Security to the more appropriate forum. ~ AnimalEdit: Topic moved from Am I Infected forum to the more appropriate forum. At the request of Malware Removal team member. ~ Animal

A:Leftover Conduit Entry

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.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, d... Read more

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Need some help with this log please, guys. I have broadband but the last day or so the connection was extremely slow and sluggish. I then ran a Spybot search and came up with the wwwcoolsearch.leftover virus. I deleted it from Spybot but the system remained slow - sometimes taking 5 minutes or so to load a page. I then performed a system restore to three days ago and so far that seems to have solved the problem - speed of the broadband connection seems to be much faster now. I just want to make sure there's nothing in my HJT log that should warrant further investigation. If it's of any interest, on Monday I upgraded from ME to XP.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 00:07:13, on 31/03/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcal... Read more

A:wwwcoolsearch.leftover Hijack log

OK, seems I typed too soon. System is back to slow this AM. HELP!

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Now that I seem to have removed my root-kit I now wish to figure out how to remove what is leftover from a Virumonde infection that I had last year. I am no longer infected, but have 2 calls for dll files that are left in the registry, and cause an error on system start, generating error boxes. I am simply tired of them, but had to get my other issues taken care of first.

Hijack This and MB both allow me to delete the registry entries for both dlls, but they keep reappearing. I have researched this, only to find that it has something to do with the system restore function in XP. That doesn't make sense to me as I have turned system restore off, and it still happens. That leads me to believe that this problem is coming from somewhere else, but I have no idea how to track it down.


A:Leftover Virtumonde trash

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I had been using WMP 6.4. Decided to try Version 7. Uninstalled and checked out Version 9. Wish I hadn't done either. I don't care for the extra features they added and should have just stayed with 6.4.

After searching, I've learned that those newer versions added lots of registry entry's that do not get removed with Add/Remove Programs.

When I run Spybot S&D, I still see entry's about Media Player and SDK. I have Win98SE, use Norton Windoctor and JV16 Powertools.

Is there a tool or guide to remove leftover WMP registry entries before putting 6.4 back on? I had deleted 6.4 from Explorer and ran the above before installing the other versions. I also have the Alternative versions, but need WMP for streaming.

A:Remove leftover WMP reg entries

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So I contracted Smitfraud-c, as named by Spybot, and like everyone else I couldn't get it off. My computer was just going nuts; adding desktop icons, opening my browser, countless prompts ostensibly notifying me of spyware removal tools, and actually running these fake programs. I tried a few smitfraud cleaners and other recommendations to no avail.
Finally I tried using HJT to "delete a file on reboot.." and deleted the dll associated with smitfraud-c. I think I determined the dll file with the SpybotSD recovery listings following a scan, or something like that. Anyway, after I did this SpybotSD was actually able to delete the Smitfraud-c object. After numerous scans with all of my clean-up tools, they are no longer picking up any more malware.
I was happy about this, however things still arent completely right: Boot-ups take a long time (malware is starting up and initiating its hijack, I think), my home page keeps changing, and I'm pretty sure I'm seeing browser hijacker entries in my HJT log.
Security and cleanup tools that I use: SpybotSD, AdawareSE, Spyware blaster, AVG, windows firewall, CCleaner, RegCleaner, Windows disk cleaner and every now and then I'll run rootkit scanners. Here's my HJT log:

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.e... Read more

A:smitfraud-c, leftover stuff

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I am trying to clear out the last remnants of 2 spyware infections, spysherriff.exe and ibm0001.exe. I have gotten just about everything cleared out, but i still have a few items on my hijackthis log that i can not get rid of at all. I am not sure if this is related or not, but my internet just stops working after 20 minutes after i reboot. Called the ISP, they said my connection is okay, i can ping out, but i can not get a connection to anything, IE and firefox open as nothing, no page.this is the one entry that i can not get rid of.O20 - Winlogon Notify: avpe32 - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avpe32.dllI have ran, Ewido, adaware, AVG, Spybot - Search & Destroy, kaspersky (which for some reason i can no longer get too). I run WIN XP's firewall, but i can not get to the settings, gives me an error saying "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall Settings".Any help would be gladly appreciated, Thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:20:24 PM, on 1/14/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32�... Read more

A:Hijackthis Log: Last Remnants Leftover


Sorry for this delay. Post please a fresh hijackthis log if you still have problems.

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I am trying to help my friend again with her PC. I removed Adware and Kazaa a few months ago but someone installed Kazaa again so now I have to clean it up again. She promised her first born if it happens again.

I have installed the latest Windows security updates, cwshredder and Spybot but the browser is still not 100%. It is usable but there 4-5 ads when you launch. Here is her Hijack this file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:00:14 AM, on 6/4/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\Program Files\Common files\updmgr\updmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Altnet\Points Manager\Points Manager.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Optimizer\optimize.exe
C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe
C:\documents and settings\user\local settin... Read more

A:Leftover Kazaa problems

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So my dad was using the pc and installed malware by mistake. I ran malwarebyes and removed the malware but every time he signs into his account on startup this error pops up. I tried to find it's folder but couldn't see it so how can I remove it please?

A:Cannot delete this malware leftover

Originally Posted by Edward

So my dad was using the pc and installed malware by mistake. I ran malwarebyes and removed the malware but every time he signs into his account on startup this error pops up. I tried to find it's folder but couldn't see it so how can I remove it please?

Hi Edward.
Do you have Ccleaner installed on the computer?
If so, please navigate to the TOOLS selection on the left, then go across the tabs to SCHEDULED TASKS. Look in that window for the DLL call and highlight it, and select DISABLE. Reboot the computer.

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I downloaded a bad file on accident and got inundated with trojans and all kinds of other garbage. So I ran a full MBAM scan and cleaned it all out, mostly. When I open up my browser (Firefox) This is what I see on the top of my browserI also randomly get a page that says "CONNECTION RESET BY REMOTE SERVER. something about reasons for errors, then a link that says RUN THE COMPLETE SCAN." Obviously it's a ruse and I just hit refresh and it goes away. Any help is appreciated

A:I need some help cleaning up some leftover spyware. . .

Hello please run these as instructed and post back 2 logs. If you have SpyBot running please disable it for these.From your regular user account..Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.NOW Scan with... Read more

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I had a trial program loaded, the program was past the trial period and I forgot to uninstall it. When I did uninstall the program I thought all traces of it where gone. That was about a couple of months ago.
I decided that I would like to use it the program and tried to download it. The program started to download, but never finished the download. Got a message that "old version" needed to be removed.
I've done a search for the program, couldn't find any trace of the program. Went into regedit>software..found something I'm not sure if its the program or not. The program in question FakeWebCam...found in regedit>software "fwc" with 9 keys with values. The initials match the program's name.
Should I delete that folder from regedit?

A:Solved: Leftover Program

I just installed it into a virtual machine and it created the fwc key with 9 values so that's probably the one to delete. Always a good idea to export a copy first just in case.



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Ok, finally got Smitfraud-C.Core Service and Virtumonde cleaned out. DriveCleaner2006 does not seem to want to go away now. Had some WinAntiSpyware as well. The only thing that seems to be hanging on at this point is the DriveCleaner. Here is the HijackThis log. Thanks for your help!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:24:28 AM, on 7/26/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exec:\program files\safeandsecure\safeandsecure\app\CurtainsSysSvcNt.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\vstskmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe... Read more

A:Leftover Stuff From Malware

Welcome to BleepingComputer, I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.I recommend that you "track this topic" to be notified when a reply has been made. At the top if this thread choose Options > Track This Topic and then select Immediate Email Notification.RegardsPOADB.

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I have previously posted in this forum about my computer on this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/239917/google-redirect/. The google redirection issue described there was resolved, but there are still a few symptoms that indicate the computer may not be completely fixed. I was working with Blade81 via private message but we were unable to solve these symptoms. They are:When I log into the "Steve" account, I see this error message:
Error loading C:/DOCUME~1/Steve/protect.dll
The specified module could not be found.
(Note that the combofix in the previous thread was done to the Donna account)The antivirus program auto-update does not seem to be working. I can do a manual update, and I can see that automatic updates are enabled, but they do not seem to be executing.Uploading actions, such as sending an email or uploading pictures to Picasa, seem to take longer than they should.I have run DDS on the "Steve" account since it is the one that has the error message. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Steve at 21:08:58.73 on Wed 09/02/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1679 [GMT -5:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k ... Read more

A:Leftover Malware from a Previous Fix

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

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I created that XML using WSIM. However, if I leave the size field blank (partition: 4), I encounter an error during installation, claiming DiskConfiguration to be incorrect. Is there any way to do this, and how?
Also, after I fixed this, I got a message telling me drivers for HDD/SSD were missing. Since this doesn't seem to happen with the regular installer disks, how and which drivers I need to integrate?

Thanks in advance!
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">    <settings pass="windowsPE">        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">            <SetupUILanguage>                <UILanguage>de-DE</UILanguage>            </SetupUILanguage>            <InputLocale>de-DE</InputLocale>      &nbs... Read more

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I used the Windows Police removal procedure as shown and successfully removed the program. THANKS - got my computer back! However, every time I start up my computer or a program now I get the following window notification "name of exec file - BAD IMAGE. Then it states that "globalroot\systemroot\system32\gasfkybospyfqm.dll" is not a valid Windows image. Please check it against your installation disk." I can click on OK and everything works but it comes up everytime something loads. Any information on getting rid of this screen would be appreciated. Also - all my RESTORE points have gone, I can't even get back into yesterday or last month. RESTORE is set to work so????

A:Windows Police leftover help please

Moved from HJT to a more appropriate forum. Tw

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My old EIDE WD Caviar200AA is in a box.It was in a Compaq p.o.s.that died,last march.
My new" no-name" is running NTFS. and has 80 Gb Hdd.
How much hassle to add additional" slave" drive to new machine?
what are the snafu's out there? How do I start?
btw I'm new at this

Is the ole' 5600rpm drive seemingly tons slower than my 7200 in practice?

Can any of the fat32 stuff be left on that 20Gb or does it all have to be wiped?

A:should I install a leftover second- harddrive,20G

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I am trying to help my dad out, remotely. Here is dad's PC info:XP Home sp3Lan Plus Intel CeleronCPU 2.40 GHz736 MB RAMDad and the computer are in CA, and I am in GA. Dad contacted me (2 days after the fact) about XP Antivirus 2009 on his computer. He had fallen for the scam, and put in his debit card info (we'll be dealing with the bank for sometime to come, I'm sure). At this point, he could not even get on the internet. A friend of mine did what I thought was a full, clean reinstall of his system, but I have not been able to confirm this yet. I had my friend add Logmein, so I could help from that point forward. He had installed AVG Free and Spyware Doctor. It looked like everything was fine, and I was about to leave it alone, but decided to put a picture on the desktop instead of the blue background, but was unable to. That's why I suspect there is still something lurking. Further digging revealed that the Web tab in the 'Customize Desktop' area, was missing. After doing numerous searches on the issue, I came to the conclusion there may still be a problem. I uninstalled the security services my friend had installed, and instead, downloaded and installed the suggested software(ad-aware, avast antivirus, spybot s & d, malwarebytes, superantispyware and hijackthis). First run through of the malwarebytes program, showed 4 entries of a trojan.zlob, which I removed. All subsequent scans show no issues. All scans with the other programs show either recent files, ... Read more

A:XP Antivirus 2009 leftover issues?

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.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.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part... Read more

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Hi, I think I have something leftover from an uninstall and I'd prefer to get rid of whatever is left if possible please.

My CPU was consistently running at 50% when using audio programs (iTunes, VLC etc) and the culprit was the System Process. I later found out it was "stdriverx64.sys" specifically, and that it is associated with NCH software. As such I've attempted to remove those programs (via Control Panel). This has solved the CPU problem and all but two of the programs seem to have been removed successfully.

The remaining programs are "Prism Video File Converter" and "Express Zip". If I log in as Admin, these are NOT present in the Control Panel uninstall screen, however they are present when logged in as my usual user account (no admin rights). Clicking uninstall does not work: for Prism nothing happens, and for Express Zip I get the message "Access denied while deleted registry contents" followed by a reboot request which does not help. The same thing happens via CCleaner. I also tried a different third party uninstaller but it was also unable to help ("Best Uninstall Tool").

Is there a way I can get rid of these?

Thanks for any help!
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit + Service Pack 1

A:Removing leftover bits of NCH software

Let's see if AdwCleaner finds and removes some of the 'left-overs'.

Download AdWareCleaner AdwCleaner Download to your desktop
1.Right-click on adwcleaner.exe and select Run As Administrator to launch the application.
2.Click on Delete button.
3.Confirm each time with OK.
4.Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart. Please post the content of that logfile in your reply.
Note: You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt as well - n is the order number.

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I have installed a couple of Linux distros a copy of XP etc that have been removed from the system. The entries are still left showing up in the bootmenu. How do I delete these unwanted entries?

Note, currently I have Zorin 8 installed dual booting with Windows so it's grub's boot loader that shows up first. This is fine with me and the way I prefer it. On choosing to go to my windows bootmenu I then get the bootmenu screen with all the unwanted entries.

If I am not mistaken, I should be able to delete these entries so when choosing to boot Windows, the system then should boot right into windows without giving me that extra windows bootmenu screen ( because it's not needed - there will be no other choices in that menu to choose from)

How can I do this? Thanks (BTW, I don't want to use a 3rd party tool like BCDEdit)

A:How do I remove leftover entries from the Win 8 bootmenu?

Windows key + R. type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Boot tab.
Select the entries you want to remove and click the Delete button.

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Hello! A few months ago my computer was infected with the Happili virus. It was incredibly difficult to get out, but with the help of one of the guys on here, I finally got rid of it. I noticed my computer still seemed to be running slower than usual, though, but I chalked it up to a high CPU usage. Unfortunately, just a few weeks ago my computer has started acting really funky. It takes about two to five minutes for it to pull up my desktop. Sometimes it will open Firefox; other times Firefox will never come up, no matter how many times I click the icon. Still other times, Firefox will work temporarily and then just stop loading websites out of the blue. Sometimes there is no volume - it claims that the audio mixing device is missing - and other times the volume is just fine. Most recently, I won't have volume and can't pull the volume adjuster up at all, or I can pull the volume adjuster up but have absolutely no sound. Sometimes it will open OpenOffice and WordPad, but most of the time it never pulls them up. The one thing that remains the same is that 90% of the time, I have to force it to shutdown, otherwise it just sits there with an iconless desktop background. Also, instead of going straight to the "Microsoft Windows" loading screen (the one before the "welcome" screen) it shows me a black screen that asks me if I want to boot up in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking or Normal Mode. This screen always pops up every time I turn it on.
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