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Q: Keeping my computer at peak performance?

What are some tools that I need to keep my computer at "peak performance"?
So far, I already have the following:
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Smart Defrag
Advanced SystemCare

What else should I get?

Preferred Solution: Keeping my computer at peak performance?

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

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

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

A: Keeping my computer at peak performance?

Well, for starters, MWBAM is a Anti-malware/Security tool, not a performance tool. CCleaner and Smart Defrag are good choices for performance, I have never heard about Advanced SystemCare - if it includes a "Registry Cleaner", i'd keep away from it. Registry Cleaners usually do more harm than good.

Always keep an eye on startup programs as well (those can affect performance), and be aware of the limitations of your computer's hardware.

Outside of that, I think your doing fine program wise.
How do you feel the computer is running?

Please post your system specs as well.

I'm sure others will chime in.

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About a week ago my husband somehow picked up Peak Performance 2010. I tried to figure out how to get rid of it and the only thing I could do at the time was to use Loaris Trojan Remover. It helped some but my Avast is ALWAYS blocking a different malware every time we go on the internet now and the computer seems to be running slower than normal. Hope you can help!!!

HP computer
We run windows XP

A:Peak Performance 2010 started it

HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!! I need advise!!!

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Now, I'm not too sure IF this is against rules here, but here is the question.
I share my computer with 3 other adults whom I live with..

Now despite -constant- warnings of not downloading the program onto the computer, one of them continues to do so, which is very frustrating when I see it added to the programs. I have to go through and uninstall it, and sometimes it messes up my computer.
As I've posted here several times, I am a novice at computer technology, though I am the one that does upkeep on this computer, and I do try, but sometimes I have to seek out help.
Now the question.. how do I stop them from downloading and installing again?
I've tried taking away their privledges so they cannot download, but that also stops them from going online, so I had to give them full privledges.

I'm running XP with SP2 installed, if that information is needed.
Now, I know that one of the answers is "Don't let them on" but.. it's not that simple.. The person in question, cannot speak, as they have paralyzed vocal chords and are a stroke patient, and one of the reasons they use the computer is to be able to write out what they wish to say.. As well as talk to the few friends that they do have, as phoneing is now out of the question. I've tried telling them time and time again I don't want WinMX on this computer as I -don't- want to gain any viruses, adware, malware etc etc, and that I also don't want to end up ... Read more

A:Keeping WinMX off my computer

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The debate. Is it better to keep your system on or turn it off to maximize computer/component life span?

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Hi just looking for a few programs so i can keep my sons laptop and my desktop clean..his laptop is windows 8.1 and my desktop is windows vista ... thanks

A:keeping computer clean ?

Hi bighenny22 What do you mean by "clean" here, clean from junk files and other bloats, or clean from malware? Because if it's to stay clean from malware and secure, we'll get your thread moved in a more appropriate section

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I have a Laptop that is not keeping time. The date seems ok.

It is not easy to get to the CMOS battery so is there a way to check out software first?
It has AVG 2015 on it with Win 7. I have also noticed that the typing cursor jumps to
odd places when I type into this textbox. Could it be malware?

Thank you,

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Ok, my computer is fairly new, about 2 1/2 weeks old. And past week or so, I been experiencing random and sudden freezing. The first time it happened was when I was playing BF2. Another time when it happened was when I was browsing the web and listen to iTunes. So far, my computer froze about 6 times. I know it froze because there is a repeating sound of either my game or the songs. And also the Num Lock light won't turn off or on. Also pressing ALT+CTRL+Delete does not respond.

It's like any sudden movement will freeze my computer.

My computer is HP m8430f. Specs are

Quad 6600
4MB Ram
Windows Vista SP1 64 bits

A:Computer keeping freezing

OK this is what I got around the time it froze. Any ideas?

Problem signature

Problem Event Name: BEX64
Application Name: svchost.exe
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47919291
Fault Module Name: StackHash_951b
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 0000000000000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 0000000000000008
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 951b
Additional Information 2: 93ea6d2702c8e82a53bdc5dcd744c011
Additional Information 3: 0766
Additional Information 4: f928f1d359523eef78c34d7ae07dbde4

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I was reading about a person cleaning a clients computer--> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/111606/client-machine-loaded-with-malware/I was brought to that post because after I installed Spysweeper, I began to get thousands of reports of blocking internet access to "sites", kinda like the posters client computer above. I have Firefox w/NoScript, Spysweeper, Ad-aware, Spybot, Avast! and Zonealarm installed on my computer. Yet, I had all those "sites" (Malware) on my computer. Now its clean (after doing what Teacup61 told the poster, thanks Teacup61 BTW!), now how do I keep it clean from those? Or is it impossible?

A:Keeping The Computer Clean.

Hi Davor7, Welcome to Bleeping Computer Here is a list of Best Practices - Internet Safety For 2008.Along with your programs and utilities, it's a great common sense guide to help you stay malware free.

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Hello everyone first thread here! :P

I'm in the midst of purchasing my first computer build.
I plan on putting together a PC for general use, gaming, and a little photo/video messing around.
Here's my shopping list so far:
-i5 4670k
-Asus Z87-A
-Evga GTX-770 "Superclocked"
-Seasonic M12ii 750watt
-Samsung 840 pro 128gb ssd
-WD Black 1tb 7200rpm 64mb hdd
-G.Skill Ripjaws X 2?4gb
-CM 922 case
-Asus Black Sata drive
-Coolermaster hyper 212
-Asus ve248h monitor
Windows 7 Professional

Since this will be my first windows computer, what sorts of things can I do in order to make the system as stable and fail-proof as possible?
Is there certain software that I should get? Antivirus?
Thanks guys

A:Keeping Computer Stable

Welcome to SF. I would consider a couple of things.
1. A good UPS unit for stable power and back up power.
2. Great AV program either purchased or free
3. Malware Bytes
4. A back up strategy to another drive or cloud storage
5. Once you've added your OS, Software and all updates to the SSD then creat a restore disk and image the SSD to another drive....my personal fav.
6. Create a password protected Administrator account and a separate user account for others to use.
7. Use your wits with all emails and web browsing, first line of defense is the operator hence number 6.

That's a banging system you're building you will need to take lots of pictures and post for us to see in "show us your rig" section!

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Received a desktop computer today from a co-worker. PC was hand made about 5 years ago and has the following.

Windows XP Home
Intel Pentium 4, 2533
80 GB Hard drive
Mother Board is a Soyo P4X400 Dragon Ultra Platinum
128MB of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce Ti4600

Wondering if it would be beneficial to keep this computer? I want to use it just for small little things but I want to make it faster so the main reason I am writing this is to see if I can update that processor with the existing mother board and also if updating my RAM like maybe to 2GB or something would be my best choice. I appreciate any help! Thanks!

A:Given Computer, Need to know if its worth keeping!

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Amazon.com: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy (Syngress Basics Series) eBook: Patrick Engebretson: Kindle Store#_

This is a book I found on amazon.com and wanted some advice. I was a MIS manager in Silicon Valley for over a decade and had to take care of securing networks but didn't really have to worry about hackers. I have a network at home and would like to know something about security and I'm not talking about anti-virus and firewalls but defend against hackers. I've been retired for 10 years and I don't know anything against someone hacking into my computers but would like to learn. So is this book what I need or do you have a better one to recommend?

A:Keeping hackers out of my computer

I'd start by going here and running the free test "All Service Ports":


If your router (assuming you have one, if not, you should) is set up properly you should be in full stealth mode. The only exception would be for a port you opened intentionally where you understand the risks involved.

If your router is doing its job, the short answer to "Could you still be hacked?" is "Only if you let them in yourself", either through falling for something like a phishing scam or collecting a virus which opens a back door.

In brief, a good router will barricade the walls for you. After that, your main vulnerability is through user error which inadvertently opens a door from the inside.

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I have a new computer that came with Vista and a Microsoft Office free trial. My old computer with Windows 98 had Microsoft office on it. I want to put the hd from the old computer into the new one as a slave, but, I'm afraid the new system will not allow me to use the old programs and I will lose my data. Please help!

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I'm after building a really good computer and I have the internet on it but i am deciding whether or not to keep it on it cause I'm afraid that alot of extra things are being put on my computer that I don't know about. I don't want any rubbish to start taking up RAM or any space on my hard drive! Anyone have any advice on what I should do?

A:is it worth keeping the net on my computer

dont install p2p

the only things that take ram are things running on your computer. you control that. if you dont want to lose hard drive space, then dont install anything. if you practice basic computer/internet safety, then you will be fine.

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How do I stop the process nw.exe from keeping my computer from going to sleep. I know it's a powercfg command but I'm not sure of the options so any help would really be appreciated

C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -requests
[DRIVER] Realtek High Definition Audio (HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0221&SUBSYS_103C18E5&REV_1000\4&e851e2c&0&0001)
An audio stream is currently in use.
[PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume3\Users\fergus\AppData\Local\Intel\XDK\bin\nw.exe
Uploading data.

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I've been having this problem for a while, spent hours on the phone with Acer and Circuit City tech support over the last few months.

Whether or not I'm using any programs, the computer will "hang". It stops keeping time and will not shut down via the on-screen start button. If you try to shut the puter off with the on/off button on the tower, it is very difficult to get it to turn back on that way...the computer comes on, but never boots up...monitor and keyboard/mouse never come on. I've found that unplugging the power cord from the back of the tower while the computer has power, and then plugging the power cord back in usually works to bring the puter back on and up without using the on/off button. Once the puter is back on, it keeps time again (but it has to be reset to current time). Once in a while, some settings are lost such as IE options. But in the past, settings were so messed up from this problem that it couldn't copy to CD and other such annoying things.

With Circuit City support, I have checked BIOS settings and did a master recovery/reinstallation? Acer said change the motherboard battery. Now this seems to make things better for a day or two, but I've replaced the battery 4 times now. Besides someone out there knowing what the problem might be, I will have to ship tower to Acer for warranty repair and won't have puter 4-6 weeks, ugh! Please help

Thank you!

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I put together a new computer today and I want to bring over my old install of windows, it can't boot as it is.

I went to the recovery console after i installed a new motherboard, and right after i entered the administrator password i got a C:\
windows\ prompt and i dont know what to do after that.

What should I do to continue the recovery process.

A:Changing a computer's HDD and keeping data

Follow the below proceedure to do a repair install of WinXP. Do not use the recovery console repair.

XP Repair install

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read Warning#2!
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

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I can't seem to get at it to do anything with it. DDS and GMER will not open and run. All I can get is HJT.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:08:27 PM, on 3/31/2013
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16470)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2013\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://snt002.mail.live.com/mail/InboxLight.aspx?n=888833025
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://start.sweetpacks.com/?src=10&st=12&crg=3.5000006.10042&barid={C19E6D38-9A72-11E2-A000-0024BE4103F6}
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
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I have have a problem with stuff trying to download onto my computer. Malwarbytes has been successful at removing these problems, but I keep getting hammered by malware. In my Temp file I have the following logs that cannot be removed. Please let me know what I should do. Thank you.


When I try and delete these items, Windows gives me the following message.

Cannot delete (file name) it is being used by another person or program. Please close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

A:Having problems keeping my computer from being attacked

In addition to the above message, AVG has detected the following:

"Infection";"Trojan horse SHeur3.ARI";"C:\Documents and Settings\Me\mvhasyvimk.exe";"";"2/28/2010, 4:23:08 PM"
"Infection";"Trojan horse BackDoor.Generic12.AMHS";"C:\lsass.exe";"";"2/28/2010, 4:29:17 PM"
"Infection";"Trojan horse SHeur3.ATW";"C:\WINDOWS\Temp\iufg.tmp\svchost.exe";"";"3/1/2010, 5:41:17 AM"
"Infection";"Trojan horse FakeAV.SL";"C:\WINDOWS\system32\sshnas21.dll";"";"3/2/2010, 6:32:06 AM"
"Infection";"Trojan horse FakeAV.SY";"C:\WINDOWS\system32\_VOIDkdkxcqwpwc.dll";"";"3/2/2010, 8:22:35 AM"
"Infection";"Trojan horse FakeAV.TD";"C:\WINDOWS\system32\_VOIDqtplokptwt.dll";"";"3/2/2010, 8:22:45 AM"
"Infection";"Trojan horse FakeAV.TG";"C:\WINDOWS\system32\_VOIDucpsfccada.dll";"";"3/3/2010, 5:44:54 AM"
"Infection";"Trojan horse Generic16.CFQJ";"C:\WINDOWS\Temp\TMP2.exe";"";"3/3/2010, 11:17:59 AM"
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I could google this, but I prefer the opinions of the people on this forum because you do not have biased opinions related to what you have, you truly usually know what is best.

So what are the best programs for virus's, startup files, Malware, Adware, Spyware, etc?
Just want to install many programs to keep my computer running smoothly and safe.

Any help would be appreciated. :)

Edit: A good startup checker program would be the best, perhaps one that tells me what programs are useless to have as startups and which are potentially dangerous.

A:Best Programs for keeping your computer safe.

I just use the anti-malware that Microsoft bundles with its Windows 8 OS (which can be obtained as a free download for Windows 7 too). About once a week I supplement this with a MBAM complete scan but it never finds anything.

As for startup programs, it depends on what you want your system to do. Modern systems usually have more RAM and processing power than they actually need for everyday use, so having several programs running in the background isn't as big of a deal as it was back in the days of DOS. In fact, modern processors are designed specifically to deal with several programs running at once.

Fewer startups will mean faster boot times but also may mean slower loading when you want to actually do something with your system, like opening a word-processing file, spreadsheet or .PDF document or searching for a file.

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I've got a new foolproof way of keeping my computer alive - so that it NEVER EVER comes to a grinding halt!

Start with a clean install - no viruses, no program, no nothing else
Keep a backup of this

Install necessary programs
Keep a backup of this

Keep ALL data in a separate drive - AND be VERY VERY religious about doing this!
Never store data on my c drive

Every month - just reinstall everything from step 2
Allow windows to make updates BEFORE doing anything + make an incremental backup immediately

If I need to install a new program - I got back to step 2, install new program and then make an incremental backup

If absolutely necessary... go back to step 1

I have acronis image home

Is my plan bullet proof?

I'm the most careful user in the world!! I am sooo careul about not installing anything malicious or anything else
STILL... I have found my (originally super fast) laptop come to a grinding halt and a painful experience to use
Antivirus free as

Or is there a better way to do things!?
What does the rest of the world do? I mean: what do the rest of expert IT users do who know what they're doing do?


A:My new strategy for keeping my computer alive

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Ok then, So today while building my new PC our boarder let slip that he's been getting into my older XP and vista systems despite Passwords, Firewalls, And preventing sharing over my network then when i called BS to prove said point uploaded several images and a rather nasty worm to both of my computers, And even did so again after i changed my passwords and made sure everything is up to date, Now this freaks me out a fair bit as i have no idea how long he has been doing this or what he may or may not have gotten and am wondering if there is anything i can do to prevent this?

I even went so far as to change the router password and disable the network to everything but our internet where both of my old computer's are connected to a wire and he is still able to get into both Computers like the firewall is not there, The 2 he is able to currently get into are XP and vista respectively and both up to date.....my new system is windows 7 and i am worried about attaching it to the net before i find a fix to my current delema, i currently run malware bytes paid on both.

A:Keeping other people on my network out of my computer

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I'm having a little civil argument with my family on what is better, Logging off and keeping the computer down is their opinion, while mine is shutting it down.

Their side of the argument is that the people at their work tell them to just log off and not to shut down and that's their only basis to the argument, while my side of the argument just comes from my common knowledge that shutting down your computer can save you money, decrease the risk of your computer being attacked or infected, and it won't stress the hardware to constantly run. The only thing found negative to both sides of the argument is that with Vista, Starting up after shutdown and keeping your computer on for long periods of time seem to cause the computer to freeze and forcing the Force Shutdown by holding the power button.

A:What's Better, Keeping your computer on/logging off or shutting it down?

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I am running windows xp ; my computer will shut down and restart numerous times...sometimes it will rin for an hour or so then shuts off and keeps rebooting. Ichanged the power supply abd checked to make sure everything was tight inside the computer but to no avail. I'm wandering what else it could be.

A:my computer keeping shutting down and restarting

Check for overheating. Are all your pc's fans working?

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Whenever I try to shutdown or restart my computer, the screen dims black and says that programs are keeping the computer from shutting down, and gives an option to either cancel shutdown or force shutdown. Is there a way to keep Steam from stopping the shutdown, but still keep Steam running at startup?

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Hi there

I am very new here,,,,but I thought I would post how I keep my computer clean,,I have never had a virus,,,,& spy-ware is a thing of the past,,nor do I have blue screens or freeze ups,,so it might help,,

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40Hz
2.39 GHz, 512 MB of RAM
before doing anything....
De-frag,,,,click on my computer,,,right click Local Disk ,,,click properties,,,click tools,,click defragmentation,,,,,<this will take a long time the first time is done>,,,also from the tools choose Error-Checking,,This takes quite a while,,I usually do once a month,,it will ask you if you want to do it the next time the computer starts,,,click yes,,

First to be done,,, virus scan <very very important!!!>

Panda Site

Second to be done
click start,,,click all programs,,,up at the very top on left side there should be *Windows Update* click,,,be connected to internet,,,,,it will search computer & list all critical updates to download,,,this will also take a very long time,,but is imperative that you do,,,

Next things to be done These are all free & the very best programs to keep your computer clean,,,,
<I do suggest to go to remove Mcaffe,Sysmatec<sp?>,,,,or other Virus protection before you download AVG,,,grisoft site>
To remove,,click start,,,click Control Panel,,,click Add or Remove programs,,find Mcaffe,etc. click to remove,,,,

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A:Help for keeping computer clean of virus's & spy-ware

I would also recommend Spyware Blaster and Spyware Guard from www.javacoolsoftware.com

A good firewall is important either zone alarm and sygate are free

Also, personally I prefer Avast over AVG, I found it picks up on a lot more viruses.

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My computer hasn't been creating system restore points like it should. I have it set to automaticially make a new point daily which is sometimes doesn't. Also it doesn't keep the points for only a day and then deletes them. I have GBs of free space so space shouldn't be a problem.
I did do a complete clean wipe of the computer and started it back to factory settings a long time ago. I don't know if I did something wrong that is causing this problem or not. Had to do it due to a virus that was untouchable without a clean start.
A couple months ago I realized the time it kept the restore points were shorter and shorter. I had a virus that I wanted to do a restore the next day to remove due to the spyware not picking it up. All the restore points from the day before were gone.
I have been making manual points usually twice a week. I just checked and there were no points saved and it had only been two days ago that I had made one besides the ones it did happen to make.
It use to keep the points saved for up to a week before deleting them. Now I'm lucky if it has one the day before.
Is there a way to fix this problem or at least check to see if some settings need to be changed? I have it set on daily automatic points around 7 or 9am since we don't use the computer much around then. I'd really appericate any help with this problem since we use it often due to my husband picking up virus'.

A:Computer not creating or keeping restore points.

Its a thing with Win7, if it hasn't been 7 days since the last restore point has been created then it won't run the scheduled restore point.

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I did a google internet search and now my computer show obsine pictures. They appear
to be advertizements for Virmix pills and other advertizements about other body parts
I don't want to mention here.
Is there a way stop and elimiate the obsine pictures on my computer. I don't want

Thank you,

A:Keeping bad obsine pictures & adverterments off my computer

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My daughter is in her early 20s and has autism. She no longer lives with us. She loves to use her computer, and uses it to connect with people on Facebook and other sites. Unfortunately, but we have two problems:
1. Despite having Norton on her computer, the computer frequently gets viruses and adware.  Every once in a while, we take her computer in to our local "computer guy" and have the hard drive wiped clean and Windows reinstalled. She doesn't have any important documents or anything worth saving on her computer, but obviously reformatting the hard drive is expensive and a hassle. I believe the computer gets infected because she plays a lot of games, and anytime she downloads a game, she clicks "yes" to everything that comes with it.
Is there any way to make her unable to download things she couldn't?  I once had a net nanny program on her computer, but she a) complained it wouldn't let her download games, and she figured out the password.  She is running Windows 7.
2. She has broken 5 LCD monitors in a 4-month period. She has thrown her mouse and keyboard at the monitor, thrown the monitor itself, and hit the monitor.  She gets mad at a game or gets frustrated, and takes it out on the monitor. After monitor #3, I had a piece of plexiglass made to fit the front of monitor #4, then used a c-clamp to attach the base of the monitor to her desk.  I was pretty proud of myself.  Then she broke the monitor off the ba... Read more

A:Keeping computer safe for autistic daughter

You can look at the free software called K9 to prevent her from downloading things. Maybe you have already tried this. As far as the monitor, the only thing I think would prevent the problem would be to put the monitor in a plexiglass case. Then mount the case to the table. Something like this  or this

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Ok, I made this topic but my post didn't show. I have now edited this reply.

So, I will make my question short and simple. Is there any way I can format my computer and keep my installed programs. I have everything backed up on an external hard drive pictures, music etc. And most of my installed programs are on there as well. Would exporting the registery, then importing it back after the format do the trick?


A:Format computer keeping installed programs some how?

You can try it. But I doubt you will like the results. Maybe someone
else has been successful doing this. I never have. Pics, songs, and
programs themselves are going to be ok. But to think you can change
drives, and os, and think your programs that were running prior will
remain unchanged, I doubt it very much.

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Have Windows XP - service pack 2 on a Dell desktop. Just recently I noticed for the first time that the time in the system tray was off about 30 minutes! I reset it and all was fine. That was about 2 weeks ago and it appeared to be fine since the reset. Last night; however, I noticed it said 10:30 p.m. when in fact it was 11:30 p.m. We have been having some electical storms, but I did not lose my electricity at all. Anyone know why it's doing this and what I might do about it? Thanks for any help.

A:Problem with computer clock keeping time

actually an easy problem to fix. You need to replace your CMOS battery (it's one of the larger button batteries). Before you replace the battery, if you changed any of the BIOS settings, you'll need to enter the BIOS and write down the settings that you changed. After that, shut down the system, take off the cover and then remove the battery. Once you replace it, you'll need to move the CMOS jumper over (it usually covers 2 pins, with 1 uncovered) for about 10 seconds. Then re-start the system and you should be good to go.

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Hi. I've recently started worrying about spyware and viruses now that my connection is obviously being leeched by some outside source. I started downloading programs to remove spyware, viruses, and trojans.

My problem is: when I open certain programs, they are shut down immediately. I experience the same problem with msconfig. I have a feeling that it's a virus trying to keep me from running programs which could find and delete it.

I cannot run msconfig, TDS-03, The Cleaner, Norton Anti-virus, or HiJack This unless I am in safe mode. AdAwareSE and Spybot:S&D do work and I have used them to fix all problems that they found.

I do have a HiJack This log that I got while running in safe mode. If any of you experts have the time, please help. It would be much appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:03:44 PM, on 4/19/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gamefaqs.com/
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - E:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}... Read more

A:Solved: Something is keeping me from cleaning up my computer. Help requested. (XP Pro)

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When I type powercfg -requests into my cmd prompt I see:


C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -requests DISPLAY: None.
SYSTEM: [DRIVER] IDT High Definition Audio CODEC (HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76C7&SUBS YS_103C3AB5&REV_1001\4&3171535e&0&0001)
An audio stream is currently in use.

The issue I am having is that this Audio Driver is keeping my computer from going to sleep automatically.
I have found that the command I am looking for may look something like this.


powercfg -requestsoverride DRIVER High Definition Audio Device SYSTEM

Can anyone help me and tell me what to do so my computer is once again able to automatically go to sleep after the allotted amount of time has passed?

A:Device keeping my computer from automatically going to sleep

Hi and welcome to TSF this is for a different driver but the idea should work Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I sell sophisticated Excel templates to professionals. Want to know if there is a way to "lock" an excel template to a computer. That is, if I sell to one professional, can I keep him from selling it many others or sharing with it all his friends? Certainly, want to sell these same templates to his friends and others. Thank you.

A:Keeping Excel Templates Locked to a Computer

You could add some code to the vba project and place a value in a hidden sheet (using vba to hide will need the vba code to unhide it) and a copy of this code in a normal hidden sheet, when you sell it and also store this code in the vba project.
Lock and protect the VBAproject code so it's not visible and if he passes it on it won't work.
When this person passes it on to another one, maybe he will change that code so that his name is shwon but the it won't work anymore.
I use a generated serialnumber and code, people like to change this but since it's also hardcoded with every version it blocks or you se a time limit and if they like it, let them contact you for a registration code.

BTW, welcome to the forum

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how can i keep people from seeing what web sights i visit on my laptop an them using their laptop

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I have a hard drive on a new computer with vista on it, and want to move it to another computer which has XP and all my files on it. Can I make the one with vista my main HDD, and then use the other HDD for all my files?

Will the HDD still have vista on it if I put it in the other computer, and the same with the other hard drive?

They are SATA, and the XP computer with all my files has 3 more spaces.

Is this possible?


A:Moving 1 HDD to another computer to have dual HDDs, keeping the files?

Yes, But...

The problem when installing a hard drive with Windows on it to another computer, is that all the drivers will need to be installed (ie another computer -different Sound; Video; CPU...)

Now that last one above, CPU that's really the critical one.
If both computers have exactly the same Processor slot on the motherboard then go right ahead.

BUT if you are plugging in the Windows harddrive to another computer with a different CPU chipset, that means you may get one of two possibilities:
1. Won't Boot
2. Won't Boot, and destroys file system (and possible data)

Hmm, that 2nd one doesn't sound good!

What you will need to do is a Windows Repair, before the computer starts up. This will allow Windows to work properly on the other computer.

Obviously the Windows CD and COA product key required. (Activation imminent too)

Also make sure to BackUp First

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Turned off my computer the other day and Windows shut down, my monitor went black but the CPU in my computer kept running. I thought perhaps Windows hadn't actually shut down so pushed the on/off button and Windows re-loaded so Windows did shut down. I made a second attempt and the computer kept running and the only way to get it to stop was to unplug the cord. After being gone for a few days I returned home, plugged in the cord and Windows loaded. Very strange....Anyone had this experience and what would cause this?

A:Solved: Windows Shuts Down But Computer Keeping Running.

How do you know the CPU continues to run?

Do you mean the CPU fan continues to run?

It may be hot and the fan will continue to run. The cause maybe the PC is dusty and needs to be cleaned out, or the case fan is failing. Check them out and let us know what you find.

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Computer has been slow ever since removing SpyAxe... just wondering if there is any other residual nasties still hanging about... Currently running a defrag too, was pretty messed up. Maybe that will get things back in order.
HiJack This Log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:23:04 PM, on 12/29/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\backweb\3528733\Program\fspex.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\backweb\3528733\program\fsbwsys.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe
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A:Someone want to take a peak at my HJT log..

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My laptop freezes at "logging off" when being shutdown/re-started. Task manager won't open, the icon comes up on the task bar though. Can't open system restore, and wireless connection drops after an hour or so.

Here's my Hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:50:59 PM, on 2/1/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\ALU.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\SmartLogon\sensorsrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Media\DMedia.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\S... Read more

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Hey Guys great site im hoping to get some feedback im trying to just improve some performance on my new dell inspiron 1525. thanks guys

A:Just Take A Peak At My Log And Let Me Know Anything Funny


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I wasn't really sure where to put this topic..and google didn't help much when i googled it..So anyways..I've had my desktop off for about 1 month, because it has no wireless chip, i've just been using another computer, but i've just got the wireless chip ordered, so it'll be here in another 2 weeks. Should I be turning the computer on on a daily basis? If I keep it off, will the performance go down or anything? I'm a total 'noob' with computers, so I don't know this stuff. Thanks all!

A:Solved: Will keeping computer off for an extended duration of time make it slower?

leaving it off will not hurt it.

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DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Run by Administrator at 17:41:14.39 on Thu 09/23/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.479.248 [GMT -4:00]

============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dds.scr
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://qus9.hpwis.com/
mDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://srch-qus9.hpwis.com/
mSearch Page = hxxp://srch-qus9.hpwis.com/
mStart Page = hxxp://qus9.hpwis.com/
mSearch Bar = hxxp://srch-qus9.hpwis.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
mURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper: {02478d38-c3f9-4efb-9b51-7695eca05670} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
TB: AT&&T Toolbar: {4e7bd74f-2b8d-469e-94be-fd60bb9aae29} - c:\progra~1\atttoo~1\ATTTOO~1.DLL
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
TB: CouponBar: {5bed3930-2e9e-76d8-bacc-80df2188d455} - c:\windows\CouponsBar.dll
TB: &Windows Live Toolbar: {21fa44ef-376d-4d53-9b0f-8a89d3229068} - c:\program files\windows live\tool... Read more

A:Peak Protection 2010

Please see last posting from Ed Moseley also.

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How can I please remove Peak Protection 2010? Please help. Thank you.

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About a week ago my husband somehow picked up Peak Performance 2010. I tried to figure out how to get rid of it and the only thing I could do at the time was to use Loaris Trojan Remover. It helped some but my Avast is ALWAYS blocking a different malware every time we go on the internet now and the computer seems to be running slower than normal. Hope you can help!!!HP computerWe run windows XPI have all logs ready to post when requested>It will not let me send the DDS log after I paste it in this area. HELP!!!It goes to connection problems only when I do the paste like it doesn't want me to get your help!EDIT: Posts merged ~BP

A:Started with Peak Protection

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. 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.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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After a very successful malware/trojan removal with the help of OldTimer, I asked a friend at work if they would like me/you clever people to sort out a now unused computer that had been contaminated with some sort of browser high jacking porn dialler. I had already suggested trying Ad-Aware and Spybot S+D many months ago this apparently found problems but dialler would still run when connected to the internet.Here is the HighjackThis log.Thanks Biofriendly.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 00:53:54, on 01/01/97Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2919.6304)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXEC:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MGACTRL.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\MATROX MGA POWERDESK\COLOR\HGCCTL95.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXED:\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXEC:\LOGITECH\MOUSE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\POPROXY.EXED:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\REALPLAY.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXEC:\FREES... Read more

A:Peak Rate Dialler

Download cwshredder 2.12 from here:http://www.trendmicro.com/ftp/products/onl.../cwshredder.exeRun the file after it is downloaded and click on the fix button. Let it do its thing and when its done, even if it crashes.When its done run hijackthis again post a new logPrint out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.Then I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://acc.count-all.com/-/?ydtfs (obfuscated)R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://acc.count-all.com/---/?ydtfs (obfuscated)R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Mai... Read more

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Hey everyone,

I have been having trouble with my network. I recently, (2 days ago), upgraded my cable high speed internet service from 2mbps down and .2 mbps up to 15 mbps down and 2 mbps up. However, even during non peak hours, pretty much all the time, the best download speed I can get is 4-5mbps. My upload speed stays where it should, at 2mbps. It is really only my download speed I am concerned about, because this happens every day all day. When I first upgraded the service, I got 12-13 mbps download speed, so something must have happened between then and now where I cant receive that anymore. My modem is a doscis 2, not 3, so I am not sure if that has anything to do with it. It is an Arris TM602G/15 model.But as I said, I have received close to the full download speeds before, but not anymore.

Any help? Thanks!

A:Not getting speeds I am paying for... Even during NON-peak

Try contacted the service provider again ? They should have technicians to be able to check it for you. Could also be a line problem, did you add anymore lines to your cable lines inside ?

How are you testing it, where ? Did you change any other settings on PC. Windows does all optimizations for you.

Try resetting the modem, unplug it for 15 seconds, then plug back in. Or unplug and reboot PC. Usually a way to reset the modem back to factory state, need to check your service providers website for your model modem to be able to access it's settings. Usually you type in an address in your browser to access it.

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