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Help! An Alien has taken over my iPhone 4!!

Q: Help! An Alien has taken over my iPhone 4!!

Last night I received an "odd" text message on my iPhone 4 (Telstra) with the usual SPAM type content plus a number to call back on.

I immediately deleted it and didn't return the call or anything like that.

Now this morning when I try to turn the phone on I get some weird screen in an Asian Language with three prompts to complete:

Emergency Call (in red)
Activate Location Services

In the top right corner of the screen is a "next page" prompt that brings up a list of countries etc.

I also get the prompt after a reboot of "this SIM card is not registered for use in Australia etc."

I have removed the SIM card, tried a reboot and anything else I can think of but there is no way I can get past this screen to even get into the SETTINGS page to see what is going on.

The "program" is connecting to my main PC WiFi and weirdly enough when I go to Bigpond.com there is a message waiting there for me that my iPhone has the incorrect SIM card inserted - similar to the above.

I have Windows 7 with Security Essentials installed and there appears no sign of a virus but I am now wondering if the problem lies in the PC or the iPhone????

I did receive one of those hoax calls on my landline yesterday with the well known "there is something wrong with your computer ............." claim that I know is a popular hoax but I hung up the landline immediately and gave no infoormation whatsoever.

In spite of this, someone, somehow has gotten into my PC or iPhone in spite of the fact - to repeat - never did I accept, activate, return, dial or do anything to respond to either of these issues.

When I go to iTunes I yet again get the message that the iPhone has a non-Australian SIM card inserted and I can not go any further.

I have placed a temporary block on my mobile with Telsra and will have to take the phone to one of their stores I guess .......

Telstra have advised me that no one (so far) has/had tried to use the phone for making any calls!

Really worried over this one as I can't believe the iPhone is so simple to hack into without my making any single response to allow such.

Thanks folks!

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I am running Win7/Pro x64. My System Spec is in my Profile.

I do not have iTunes installed on my desktop. I do have an iPhone 5, a hand-me-down from my son.

Yesterday the phone needed to be charged. I attached it to a USB port. I was asked by the phone if I trusted my desktop. I said yes. I was told that there were no new images on the phone to import, a fact I already knew. I've encountered this dialog before. It seems to be part of the procrustean Apple way of computing.

What troubles me is that a process started about the time I plugged in the phone. At a rate of 5-10 files/sec the 'modified' date was changed on over 3,500 jpg files on my data drive. I've not analyzed the order in which they were processed but suspect that it was A-Z on the file names and also on folder names.

Could this behavior result from iTunes running its 'sync' process? If so, is there anything I can do to prevent it from happening again?

If we have no Apple OS experts on this forum, does anyone know of an 'Apple forum' that is as respected as sevenforums is in the Windows world?



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I just got the new iPhone 4S and I have a 3GS as my old phone with no way to transfer my contacts. I was told I could save a backup of my 3GS to itunes, then load the backup onto my 4S.

Well my 3GS won't backup, it keeps saying "iTunes could not backup the iphone because an error occurred" without any error code. I've wiped my old backup, I've cleared sync history. I'm using a PC with itunes with the latest itunes version 10.5.

What can I do to get my contacts over to the new phone?

A:Error backing up iPhone - trying to transfer contacts to new iPhone 4S

You may have to load them one at a time.

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How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

A:How to make your own iPhone Ringtone and transfer it to your iPhone directly?

Here's a paid one....
Seems to be a few listings.
Google search.

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I already have a home security camera system. What I'am looking for is software I can put on my desk top that will notify me on my iphone when motion detection is activated. As well as allow me
to monitor the cameras from my iphone.

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I am trying to get my SMS,contacts and pictures on my iPhone to be put either onto my computer or onto iTunes and I don't know how to do this.
Any help or advice would be greatly received.
Thanks in advance.
Could you suggest a transfer???

A:How can i backup iphone 3GS sms/contact to new iphone 4?

Cucusoft iPhone Tool Kits can also transfer Music/Video from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer.

Backup Photos to Any Folder on Computer
Backup SMS to to Computer with Multiple File Formats
Backup Call List to Computer with Multiple File Formats
Backup Contacts to Computer with Multiple File Formats
iPhone Disk & file Utilities


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I have been fighting a virus or malware for a few days.
It is allowing windows explore to access the Internet as well as
20 or 30 svchost.exe. For the time I have stopped the access to the internet
but now when Im connected to the net something is sucking up over 50% of my cpu.
Ive have scaned with Avira antivirus, spybot, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and
removed every thing they have hit on but it does not seem to help.

Thank you for your time

Windows XP Pro 32bit SP3
Core 2 Duo E8500 @3.16 GHz
3.00 GB Ram @3.16GHz

A:Alien in my PC Help please

I could sure use some help. Windows Explore is accessing the internet again and Foxfire is being redirected.
Below is a Tcpview log of whats going on.

Thank you
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1528 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1458 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1460 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1529 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1399 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1461 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1400 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1462 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1401 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1463 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1464 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1496 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1292 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1113 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1367 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1473 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1474 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1455 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP roger.home:1445 TIME_WAIT
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Well I received my R5 Aurora 3 weeks ago and set up my Team Speak and tried to talk nothing.
The mic keeps going to mute even when I unmute it on the Audio Realtek Audio.
I don't have a sound card and I'm using the motherboard sound system.
My Head phones are USB and I've even tried jack type head phones
I've reloaded the drivers but still the system keep muting the mic.
Also in TeamSpeak I get feed back when I test the mic in options
R5 Aurora Alien
i7 6700 CPU  GTX 1070 graphics card
HD 2 TB   no SSD
2017 I received this in March this year
Oh yes I can hear sound no problems my head set is a Game com 788 7.1. 


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Alien Swarm (in Steam) is a top-down shooter game and there are a hell of a lot of mods for it via developer console, to enable this navigate to the Options -> Keyboard/Mouse menu and check the option labeled "Enable developer console". The keybind to open the console can be changed in this same menu. By default it is bound to tilde (~).

To go Rambo (on your own) type this in the DC

asw_ignore_need_two_player_requirement 1

To add Bots

alias ?addbot_Sarge? ?cl_selectm 0 -1″
alias ?addbot_Wildcat? ?cl_selectm 1 -1″
alias ?addbot_Faith? ?cl_selectm 2 -1″
alias ?addbot_Crash? ?cl_selectm 3 -1″
alias ?addbot_Jaeger? ?cl_selectm 4 -1″
alias ?addbot_Wolfe? ?cl_selectm 5 -1″
alias ?addbot_Bastille? ?cl_selectm 6 -1″
alias ?addbot_Vegas? ?cl_selectm 7 -1″

you type in just cl_selectm 0 -1 for Sarge

Have fun

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Have you ever been paralysed in bed with being in your room ? Do you have cosmic awareness ? Have you ever experienced missing or lost time of any length , especially one hour or more ? Yes mate, it's called 'Saturday Night'

Check : www.aliens111.com






A:Alien Websites !!

'Image bank of the parnormal'


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I heard that those Alien brand laptops and desktops are top notch quality for video games, graphics, fast processor, large hard drive, etc. Is that true, or would a regular HP, Dell, Samsung, computer do just fine?

A:Alien Laptops

The Dell Alienware line is their gaming PC's.

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I recently have been infected with malware and adware. Avast antivirus made me aware of this. I've followed the advice given at this website within the "Do you have popups or other malware infecting your computer? If so, Start here!" link. I got to step 8, windows update. I cannot update my computer. I get a "0x800A0046" error. I'm about ready to just save my pictures and important files and just do a reload with the system restore disk that was included with my computer when I bought it. What should I do next?

A:My Computer Is An Alien!

Hello , there are several options for solutions in this MSFT articlehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/883821

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Hi, Just recently a pop up appears as i log on. it's name is PC SPEED MAXIMISER,
ANY IDEA what this is? any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Megroy.

A:alien programme

What was the last program you downloaded? It may have come bundled with it. Go into Control Panel and uninstall it from Programs and Features.

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No, I don't have one
I've got a pretty old game called Alien Virus. I have more than minimum requirements, but I always get an error that says "Sound Blaster drive not found" or something like that. Oddly, this happens just after the cinima startup scene, which works perfectly. But after that, nothing. I think it has to do with the sound card config I put in, which I don't konw how to check. So my question is, how can I find out the stats about my sound card?

A:Alien Virus


Go to Control panel | System. Device Manager. Under Display will be the name of your video card.



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is alien ware a gd make and worth buying if so what is the best one for under £899 or around that price is there any other gd gaming pcs you would recomend

A:alien ware

In my opinion, they're overpriced. You can build your own for less. That said, $899 in US is around $1,600 which would get you this:

[1] Area-51® 7500

Processor: Intel® Core? 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz 2MB Cache 1066MHz FSB
Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Service Pack 2
Chassis: Alienware® P2 Chassis - Conspiracy Blue
Chassis Upgrades: Alienware® AlienIce? 3.0 Video Cooling
Power Supply: 650 Watt Alienware® Multi-GPU Approved
Motherboard: Alienware® Approved NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Motherboard
Memory: 1GB DDR2 Performance SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 x 512MB
System Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ 8MB Cache
Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 16x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive
Graphics Processor: 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce? 7900 GT
Monitor: No Monitor
Sound Card: High Performance 7.1 Audio - Standard
Keyboard: Alienware® USB Full-Size Keyboard
Mouse: Alienware® Optical 3-Button Mouse with Scroll Wheel
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service
Productivity Software: Microsoft® Works 8 Productivity Suite
Alienware Extras: AlienInspection - Exclusive Integration and Inspection - $99.99 Value - FREE!
Alienware Extras: AlienWiring - Exclusive Internal Wire Management - $99.99 Value - FREE!
Alienware Extras: Exclusive AlienGUIse Theme Manager

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hello every 1 this is my first thread.... i have a serius problem here that i need help with.
My dad gave me this alien pc from an old guy who had just died so i dont even know if there was warranty in it... the pc looks pretty new i do not know the model but it is the standard alien pc (the square ones) it is got a mother board:Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro-G Motherboard, with two ddr 512mb cards, a dvd/cd burner and no hard drive i do not know why...
ok i bought a hard drive seagate 120gb and used my actual pc's monitor to test it i turned it on on the button on the power thing on the back and then the power button on front... then i get a black screen, i know it has power because all lights are on and the coolers too... the cd drive opens the motherboard has a light in it and it works... but THE SCREEN is still black i do not have any bios or dos or anything on the screen it is just black... i dont know wt the problem is... does anyone has an idea of wt it is? and if do plz tell me wt to do?

A:problem with a alien pc plz help

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I uninstalled the origin system of my alienware 15 r3 and I installed my system again, windows 10 education 64bit, however, I could not find the alien fx software, and in the official driver website there is nothing about the new alienware 15 R3 light control driver, where can I find it? Otherwise, where can I find the option in BIOS to control the light  of alienware 15 r3 on or off?

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I run a solo tax and accounting practice and at any one moment working with multiple clients invariably I'll have open multiple pdfs, excel spreadsheets, word docs, online tax and actg programs, emails, three monitors etc.,  I have tried various high-end mobile workstations, and all have bogged down.
I now explore Dell desktops, and I have contacted three Dell sales reps. One suggested an XPS because of the multitasking. Another suggested the Alien because of its advanced graphics will combat the pdfs. The third recommended the Precision because of the multitasking.  Very confusing.  Any thoughts ? 

A:XPS, Alien or Precision Desktop

The Precision is sold for commercial (business) workstation operations.  The XPS is the high end consumer/home user model and the Alienware is Dell's "gaming" line.   There is another option, the OptiPlex line which is also sold as a business application system and should be considered.
For your use I would think a business line system would be more appropriate.

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Why is alien ware so rublish, my computer was bought from new, my warranty Has gone I have had a new board fitted by Dell and still I have found problem after problem now when I boot up it just goes to the alien head and won't go any further and will not let me use f codes 2 and 12 tried contacting them by face book told me to phone a number up , is there a dell operator on line who can help

A:Alien ware desktop

You can probably get help with these problems if you re-post this in the Alienware Club forum.
Be sure to include the exact Alienware model and the version of Windows.

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So here is my log. Help a n00b out my bleeping brothers(sisters).Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:21:40 AM, on 12/15/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exeC:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeC: ... Read more

A:NAKED ALIEN ANAL! But seriously help me out.

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.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 description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.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.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable a... Read more

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Older computer, still works fine, but an alien has gotten hold of it! I can't install my Norton, can't open a user account window and can't do a system restore. Without antivirus protection, I am not cool about using the internet on this computer. Please check my Hijack this log and see if you can find my alien!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:05:05 PM, on 3/8/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\2Wire\2PortalMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\2Wire Wireless\Client Manager\CMTWO.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifie... Read more

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What on earth is this?
I have a small circle on my desktop that appeared yesterday. I can click on it and it gets a drop shadow. I can mouse over it and the cursor turns to a double ended arrow (but I can't enlarge it). I can't move it. I can't right click it. I can't figure out where it came from. Weird. I've never seen anything like it. Can anyone help?

thanks, Geoff

A:Alien circle on my desktop!

it looks like a disc, have you a burning software newly installed or something similar.

a virtual disc mounted with some software, perhaps.

edit, also try this, eject your disc tray and if you have a disc in it remove it and close the tray.
see if the circle disappears, if it does insert the disc and see if it shows again

and click on the hidden icons to see if there is a similar icon there, if so click it or right click it to see what it is.

i had a google and the only thing i could find was this thread here,
unfortunately there isnt a solve, but its the same issue.

Little circle on top left corner - MSFN Forum

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whenever i try to downoad a file with text in it, it comes up with a really long alien type language heres a sample of it:

__/Type /Font /Subtype /Type1
/FirstChar 32 /LastChar 114
/Widths [ 278 389 556 556 556 1000 722 278 333 333 556 600 278 333 278278 556 556 556 556 556 556 556 556 556 556 278 278 600 600 600 500
800 722 611 611 722 556 500 722 722 278 389 667 500 944 722 778
556 778 611 500 556 722 667 1000 667 667 556 333 278 333 600 500
278 556 611 444 611 556 389 611 611 278 278 556 278 889 611 611
611 611 389 ]
/Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding
/BaseFont /LCMKHL+Frutiger-Italic
/FontDescriptor 12 0 R
>> endobj7 0 oõ^5„d’Ļ~׎Ü4‹Ē¦R©ˆ“»¢™•y:03s2W..²ø#|>%ųµrˆbj________

What should i do? how do i get rid of it?
by the way, i have windows xp
I am getting so frustrated

A:Wierd alien Language

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Well my warranty ended a few months ago, and I'm wondering what case could my alienware x51 R1 components fit in, such as the mother board, I need more power but the case for the x51 r1 does not have enough room for an internal power drive.

A:Alien-ware x51 R1 transfer

It's not going to fit easily into anything aftermarket - not without a major exercise in electrical re-engineering.

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This Linksys router (showing as the E1200 next to my D-Link DIR 615) is always showing up in my network. I have no idea who or what this router is doing here. It has been showing up here for several years. I don't think it is hacking into my net. It's MAC address doesn't show up anywhere else. I have many other home nets around my location, only this one strange router shows up here.

A:Alien device in my network

Does your Dell have a Wireless Network adapter built in?

If so, it may be connecting to an unsecured wireless access point in your area.

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I have a question, i wanted to try out the game alien vs predator for the PC, it looks amazing. plus ive always been a fan of the series. However the only problem with it is that there is a lot of bad language in the game. is there anyway to censor it or remove the subtitles? is there an in game option to do so.

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Is there a way that I can sync my Outlook contacts with my Iphone 4s so that the contact appears as displayed by outlook.
Example: Mr. Richard Jones
FILE AS: Rich Jones

This is the option to display in outlook and I would prefer to display on phone the same.

A:Sync Outlook with Iphone display in Iphone name from outlook: FILE AS:

Hello. I have an android phone which is synced with my gmail account. I have eyed the new iphone 5 and will soon be moving data and contacts from my android to my iphone.

Before migrating to the iphone and mess up something with my contacts, i want to sync all to my outlook. So I wish to achieve sync from Android to Outlook and then from Outlook to the new iphone - is that possible?

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I was here a while ago with a l4d2 BSOD problem, so I'm hoping you guys can help me out once again.

Anyway, steam got a new game called alien swarm and its been pretty fun, the only sad part about it is that every time I play, the game would crash at random times and this is getting on my last nerve. I googled and followed all the alternative solution but still no hope.

More description: the screen would freeze frame with the sound looping, I would then get out of it by task manager and end task. It used to come at random time but for the last couple of game, it got more frequent like 10min apart.

note: my driver is up to date because it was the instruction given when I was here to fix the l4d2 problem.

Really hope someone can help me cause i really want to play this game!!! thank you

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I been wanting an alien wear computer for years, but now that I can finally afford one, they've been taken over by dell. and I don't like dell. so my question is, Are alien wear computers still being made by the same people who always made them, and just being sold by dell, or are they made by the same people who make dell computers? If they're made by the same people who make dell computers, then I don't want them.

A:Question about Dell and Alien Wear

Ailenware is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dell.
They must answer to the managment of Dell and the Dell shareholders. Day to day decisions are made by Alienware. Mfg techniques are still that of Alienware.

I know how corporations work, from many levels. When a company becomes a subsidiary due to a take over. The office staff is cut to save money ie tax dept. legal dept etc. But the manufacturing stays the same. That is why they take companies over, its to get their expertise and kill the competition.

To save money Dell may purchase the plastics, etc to make the computer because they can buy in bulk to save money, but the actual manufacturing is done by Alien

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I have the weirdest problem with my laptop. Two days ago the internet connection just stopped and it wouldn't want to reconnect.
I have a laptop MSI EX720 with WiFi card Atheros AR928x on Windows 7 Ultimate.
Several networks are in range and in general I could've connected to every single one of them. I used to connect to my neghbour's network with security enabled (WPA-TKIP), but sometimes I also use some of the unsecured networks.
Now, I can connect to none of them ---> Windows was unable to connect to "blahblah".
The weirdest thing is that the WiFi adapter detects all the networks and when I turn on my router (NetGear WGR614) which I don't use and it has no internet access, the stupid laptop connects to it without any problem at full strenght and I can logon into, but still can't connect to the other networks
I tried almost everything - driver repair/update/change, editing the adapter settings, static IPs, DNS and Gateway, the stupid Microsoft troubleshoot, etc.... nothing helps.
I was thinking that the WiFi card has blown off, but it connects to the router and detects the netowrks in range......
Now, I will probably make a new Windows installation and pray to God.... if this doesn't help will have to buy an USB WiFi...

Note, I tried to connect to random networks in range with another laptop with WinXP and there's no problem...it's working smoothly....

PLEASE, if someone has experienced a similar problem or has any idea, reply to the post !... Read more

A:Alien problem with WiFi connecting ! Please help !

Hi -

Can you connect to your router and access the Internet via wifi?

Regards. . .



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After installing fonts on my windows 10 the system fonts has changed to alien typeface. The applications still show their default fonts but the system fonts are all boxes and dashes and symbols. How do I solve this?

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When you have a removable drive (personal) and use it on an alien computer. work, friends, whatever.  if you view files only  does the hosting computers hard drive save the contents of any file folder  .doc jpeg you open and view.  or print .
 no saving just view to share on screen. does it leave a image that can be found later?

A:Removable drive into an alien computer

No files, folders are saved AFAIK.

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Thank you for addressing my problem.

My computer has a couple of issues. The first one rears its ugly little head right after start up. Two dialog boxes appear:

(1) rundll32.exe - Bad image
This application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\iyusaqom.dll is not a valid Windows image.

(2) Error loading C:\WINDOWS\iyusaqom.dll
Once I have closed those, I head to the Internet via Google Chrome. Everything goes fine for a little while and then it's almost like the computer is wading through maple syrup. It gets slower and slower plus to close out some of the sites I may have to click the button (back or close) several times before it actually realizes that 'Yes, I meant for YOU to close.'

Also, and this one is the most important of all, when I am on Facebook trying to play some of the games, the pages freeze and I have to wait and wait and wait and......well, you get the picture.

Posting HJL

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:07:21 PM, on 5/28/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\logishrd\LV... Read more

A:Computer has alien invader issues!!

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Hello all, I bought Alien vs Predator earlier and installed it etc, but im having some serious FPS issues, they are dropping as low as 5fps at times. most of the time unplayable. I have dropped all the settings down to the minimum and no difference, if i drop the resolution (currently as 1680 x 1050) it runs a lot smoother but for smooth play it has to be around 1024x768 and thats just stupid!

My system specs at the moment are:

3g ram DDR2
Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT
Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5Ghz
running on windows XP
DirectX 9.0c

What could the problem be? I dont have issues in other games i.e. Left 4 Dead 2, WoW on full settings etc.

Thanks for any help!


A:Alien vs Predator performance issues

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Hi, could someone please look over my HJT log, I have a registry bug that comes up in Adaware and in SPybot, neither Adaware or Spybot seem to be able to delete it. Much Thanks, Panicden

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:07:04 PM, on 2/1/2006
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\WS_FTP Pro\ftpsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\shwserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\RM_SV.exe
C:\Program Files\HighCriteria\TotalRecorder\TotRecSched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jucheck.exe
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A:Please check my HJT Log, stubborn registry Alien

u need to run the scans in safemode and then go directly to the file and delete it in safe mode... if u need instructions on how to run in safe mode contact me at [email protected] and i can help u out with that... otherwise try that and get back to me at my email ..

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Does anyon know how much you can upgrade the ram to. Is upgrading the ram just as simple as plug it in and go.

A:Alien ware aplha ram upgrades

If you have an Alienware computer, advise us what the exact "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it is so it can be properly identified.
Without knowing the exact identity of your computer, it's impossible to advise you how much RAM it supports and what type RAM module it uses.

Also advise us what Windows version and bit number is running in that computer.
Depending on which Windows version and bit number it's running, it may not be able to use more than 4 GB of RAM.


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Where should i get my computer from to play Bf2142 and BF2? Alien ware Tigerdirect or cyber powerpc?

A:Alien ware Tigerdirect or cyberpowerpc.com

no alienware, cyperpower pc is alright,
i personally would recomend building it urself, i just did a month ago every piece bought through tiger direct.
Alienware overcharges.

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Okay. Try this one on for size. My wife's PC's video display stopped working one day (this was covered on another thread). I have a Nvidia 8500 GT vid card in my PC, so I popped her 8600 GT into my PC to test if the card was working. It was, but it apparently loaded the drivers for the new card with my already existing drivers. I had a lot of freezes at boot after that. I decided to go through the long process of uninstalling the nvidia drivers and installing the correct ones. This solved my freeze problem, but a couple of days later after my PC had booted, this problem happened. Let me to try to describe it as best as I can. Out of the corner of eye, I saw the screen going wild. I looked at it and it looked like it was going in circles. Or like someone was taking their finger and drawing circles on the screen. When it was done circling, the display looked like a very very bright and colorful "safe mode" screen desktop except you could only make out what you actually knew from the screen and the PC was locked. This is the strangest part. In the middle of the colorful screen, there was an image that looked like a picture of the top of the processor. It was green and had the same brass line patterns that would appear if you were looking at a processor. I shut it down and checked to see if the vid card was locked in properly. It seemed to be, so I rebooted. Everything seemed fine for bit, then the screen went blank (black). I gave up and put the monitor into ... Read more

A:Strange Alien-type display

I have had similar things happen on some older PC builds, One i had to replace the motherboard and the other I cannot recall what I had to do. what types of computers are they and what are the specs?

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(( I am using Windows Vista ))

Hello, I recently decided I'd like to delve into my childhood and play some of the games I haven't for decades.

So I decided i'd pop in good old Alien Vs. Predator 2 from 2001, the installation ran well until it hit 52% Which is when it should've asked for the second disk, but never did so regrettably I shut the installer off.

Checking the start menu I see that most of the files of the game had installed so I used the uninstall executable that the game had given to remove all of it's current content on my computer.

It stated at the very end that not all of the files could be removed. I didn't think much of it and attempted running the installer again. Now it asks me to uninstall the game even though I've already done so. I hit Yes and it states the same message that not all files could be removed.

I went into Add and Remove Programs and found that Alien Vs. Predator 2 was still on the list however it's size was a mere 1.85 MB, I tried running the uninstall from Add and Remove programs I get the same answer, even as an admin.

This lead me to do a google search of the registry files for Alien Vs. Predator 2 believing they could be taking up the 1.85 MB on my system, I found what the files were labelled and deleted them all promptly.

However AvP2 Still shows up on the Add or Remove Programs list as though it had never been uninstalled and remains at the 1.85 MB.

I checked my Program Files folder for ... Read more

A:Alien Vs. Predator 2 Uninstall Failure

This problem has been solved using a special Uninstall program.

There was some registry files left-over that I could never have found on my own.

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I'm having problems with Alien vs Predator 2 online. I downloaded a program that had servers to play online with and it's called "neo_avp2_connector.exe" and it worked perfect for a couple weeks. Then all of a sudden for no reason it said "Unhandled exception has occurred in your application". Here's the details,

"See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive. ---> System.IO.IOException: Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host. ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host
at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.EndReceive(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
at System.Net.Sockets.NetworkStream.EndRead(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Net.Sockets.NetworkStream.EndRead(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
at System.Net.PooledStream.EndRead(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
at System.Net.Connection.ReadCallback(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.EndGetResponse(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
at Neo_avp2_connector.MainForm.load_servers()
at Neo_avp2_connector.MainForm.MainFormLoad(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.F... Read more

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I purchased alien carnage a good like 10 years ago and I only found my floppy with my game on it now. I boot up the game and say what the heck, it's old but I still love it.

I get an error called Runtime Error 200 at 00CF:0091, which I then analyze and it appears to be a bug within the program. This is because of Borland Pascal 7, that the game won't run on CPUs over 200 mhz.

I go and find a program called Tppatch7 which is supposed to fix the error in any program compiled with Borland Pascal 7, and this just causes more errors.

I analyze this further and it says that my executable might be compressed. Once again I search for a de-compressor. I re-install, de-compress, and then tppatch7. Here's what happens:

Runtime error 200 at 1667:0091
Runtime error 200 at 04FB:008B
Runtime error 200 at 1667:0091
Runtime error 200 at 04FB:008B
Runtime error 200 at 1667:0091
Runtime error 200 at 04FB:008B
Runtime error 200 at 1667:0091
Runtime error 200 at 04FB:008B
Runtime error 200 at 1667:0091
Runtime error 200 at 04FB:008B
Runtime error 200 at 1667:0091
Runtime error 200 at 04FB:008B
Runtime error 200 at 1667:0091
Runtime error 200 at 04FB:008B
Runtime error 200 at 1667:0091
Runtime error 200 at 04FB:008B
Runtime error 200 at 1667:0091
Runtime error 200 at 04FB:008B
Runtime error 200 at 1667:0091
Runtime error 200 at 04FB:008B
Runtime error 200 at 1667:0091
Runtime error 200 at 04FB:008B
Runtime error 200 at 1667:0091
Runtime error 200 at 04FB:008B

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A:Alien Carnage Startup Problems

You should try and get a program to slow your CPU down. Here's one program that does it, but I don't know if it will work for XP. Do Google searches for more.

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What's up guys, I just rearranged my PC set up and as soon as I hooked up the speakers, the moment I turned the volume up with the control wheel it starts making an alien-like noise. What do?

A:Solved: Subwoofer making alien noises

Be sure all plug-ins and connections are secure. Check each one as this did happen to me awhile ago and one of the plug-ins was not all the way in.

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What is a good video card for an alien m15x laptop

A:Video card for an alien m15x laptop

Do you mean the Alienware M14x? They dont offer the M15x anymore. If you dont care about looks and only care about hardware, I would recommend Sager laptops. A lot of people get Alienwares just for their looks. But that is basically all you pay for. You can get better hardware for that price.

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I have been a tech for now some 30+ years, I have had my 18.4'' ALIEN REPLACED ONCE! I'm on my second one for 5 months now and had nothing but problems, freezing, locking up, losing my screen, the net card is so slow I can go to my spouses pc and get the work done on my old Toshiba that is 8 years old and get things done faster!, I care for disabled vest two of which have life treating health issues that I my need to be able to IM VA hospitals at a drop of a hat is why I can not send my laptop in for service for a week to 10 days, or more. I have done my research and I will not have any more refer-bushed parts put in my machine! After 2 mother boards and 4 video cards can you blame me.... When I worked at HP doing customer returns the dreaded Azures mother boards have been hated for the failure rate , I do not know why dell would pout such a *** poor product in their machine . I still have my old dell from 12 years ago it runs on window 3.4 LOL but it runs.  Dell has stop! making 18.4  Alien machines due to the failure rate so why the *** will they not replace my machine with a 17.4" of like I paid over $2500 for this darn thing only to lose graphic projects before I can saving them , losing over 200 hours of work for graphics.... Sigh I hope dell will replace this thing soon.

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The computer came with 'Windows 7 personal". My friend gave me a windows 7 ultimate key and i used it which then upgraded to ultimate. After that the computer starting to lag probably because of wrong drivers. After that, new automatic updates came, after the upgrade, it started to lag again. My only solution is by system restoring 1-2 days before. Can anyone help me? i

A:Alien Aoura (Windows 7 ultimate issue)

If you want to know how to use system restore, we have this fine tutorial
System Restore

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I am trying to run alien versus predator on my PC...it starts up fine, but when i load a campaign game, it loads the game but the screen remains black, i can fire wepaons and hear voices from the game but i cant see anything...anyone have any suggestions?

A:Solved: Alien Versus Preadtor problem

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