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Preferred Solution: MONOTYPE SORTS

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Hello everyone,can anyone help me with hijack this log? i don't know whats going on but i'm getting crazy pop ups and my windows theme changes by itself.

A:My IE is getting all sorts of Pop-ups

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

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I have an IBM thinkpad t21 which had linspire loaded on the hard drive and it had been deleated but not properly. when the computer is started it just sits at the linspire start up screen and does nothing. I can get the windows 98 boot disk menu to come up and run fdisk and it says there is a c: and d: drive partitioned on the hard drive. when i try and format either nothing happens, and also i cant get cd rom support because only the floppy or the cdrom can be in at one. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!


A:ibm thinkpad all sorts of f_d up

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I have been having tons of problems lately with my computer. Dell just replaced the motherboard today. I cant run big installs. I tried running Office 2003 setup, no go, I get errors like "error 1305: Setup cannot read file C:\<filename> check you network connecetion or, if you are installing from cd-rom, be sure that the disc is in the drive." I get the same with office. it tends to trigger on the same file, like on office its Hatten.ttf. IO received the same trying to install a Windows 2003 Demo and XP Pro. In Windows 2003 the message was "File disk.sys caused an unexpected error (47872) at line 5274..." The file Windows XP sets off on is volsnap.sys. I tried two different CD drives, nothing worked. I dont know whats wrong with this comp. Thanks

A:All sorts of errors

What size of power supply is on the unit? Is it overburdened?
Can you even boot into Windows?

Dell usually sends someone out who needs help installing a motherboard (seen it with my own eyes).
I'm supprised your PC even boots.
They may have misdiagnosed the problem (most likely {my opinion}).

Try to use your recovery disks. It may be a corrupt installation of Windows. Make sure to back up though.
It doesn't sound like a cycle redundancy error. More along the lines of a corrupt installation.
Again it could be a misdiagnosed problem (bad memory, hdd or hdd boot sector, proc oubtfully}, etc..)

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I'm havin a whole variety of crazy problems, so I decided to just post the log and let someone who knows wot they're talkin about tell me what's wrong! Ta very much!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 23:18:56, on 15/03/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2614.3500)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\se.dll/sp.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\se.dll/sp.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
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A:All sorts of mad problems!!

Welcome to TSF.

We'll need this log also:

Download StartDreck http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/StartDreck.zip

Unzip to its own folder and start the program:
Press 'Config'
Press 'mark all'

Uncheck the following boxes only:
System/Running Process -> List Modules
System/Drivers -> NT Services
System/Drivers -> NT Kernel- and FS-drivers
Press 'OK'

Press 'Save' and select the location to save the log file (default is the same folder as the application)

Post the log in this thread.

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alright, here's the deal. i bought a brand new computer. i ripped a couple of cds onto my computer using windows media player. the next day i found that wmp wont rip my cds anymore, the itunes application i installed for my new cellphone wont open neither. neither will realplayer. when i try to open itunes is says that itunes has encountered a problem and needs to close. i haven't the slightest idea what to do. anyone?

A:WMP problems and all sorts of ****

Spyware scans possibly.

System restore might be another option.

Uninstalling the programs you`ve installed so far,one by one.

You say it`s a new computer.Are you "net savvy" regarding spyware/viruses ?

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Hey there, brand new to the site, glad to be on board, wish it was under better circumstances. The ads1.revenue and 680130.net popups have found me, as have countless others. I am running ad-aware, ewido, and search and destroy, but they dont see to be working. I also have some strange messages on when I start up my computer, and sometimes will get bombarded with endless popups, and will have to restart the machine...here is my log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:12:41 PM, on 5/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\KEM.exe
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A:All Sorts of Trouble!

Ack, my apologies, I ran another HiJack This log with everything closed...here it is :)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:11:06 AM, on 5/31/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\KEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\KHALMNPR.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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I do a lot of MSWORD spreadsheet sorts. But after selecting the cell, it takes a lot of clicks: edit>select col, then tools>sort>sort all the info> OK > ascending

That's seven clicks for each sort.

Any way to set up a macro, or get it to default to selecting the column of the cell I'm in, and sorting all the info (ascending) with just one keystroke?

Or, am I just dreaming of a world that will never be????

A:MSWORD sorts

Simple answer would be to use Excel as the spreadsheet, you are asking a Word Processor to do something it's not really good at or primarily designed for.

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Had friend say he could fix something well...
when i boot up my computer, it asks go to dos or hit f1. after several attempts, it finally goes to start mode in windows. safe mode will not access anymore and it will only run in normal mode. the time on my computer now changes every day to an hour one way or another. But the real question i have no sound device. it's a onboard sound card. i look at the settings, says enabled. all looks good till i try to play anything. i know rob was in dos what could he have inadvertently changed? the computer on the other hand is very fast. can it be fixed, or is it even worth it?

A:all sorts of problems xp

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ok first of all. i come to my computer and i see one of those fake "click hear to remove potential spyware" things that is actually malware itself. i ignored cuz i am smarter than that and i instead ran norton internet security. it told me it had removed a spy ware called "spyquake" but immediately after i dismissed the dialogue box i got a message saying that spyquake had been installed. i went to my start menu and sure enough "new programs installed" it was spyquake. i went to add/remove and removed it from there, and ran norton again. and again it said it removed it. then i tried my internet explorer and no response. nothing happened but my task manager displayed that internet explorer was running, but i couldnt see it anywhere. soon my task manager became disabled as well "by administrator." and the "shared" folder for limewire is full of about 700 things i never downloaded. they are things like cracks and patches for games and such, and i cant delete them because they're "in use." it was only in the past hour i discovered that netscape navigator was unharmed by all of this, and this is where i say HELP!!!!!!!!! i do not think that is is spyware quake but just spyquake. please respond quickly because i take this laptop to college on sunday!!!

ok i think i have found the file that caused the fake warning at the beginning. it is called "atmclk.exe&... Read more

A:All Sorts Of Problems

atmclk.exe is definitely adware and it is related to spyware falcon and that family of browser hijacks. Here is link to information about that proces amtclk.exe infoIt appears you do indeed have a spyware quake hijack, among other things, based upon your symptoms. I suggest posting a HJT log in the "HJT logs and analysis' forum here at BC.Please read Prep Guide for Posting HJT LogsPlease follow these preparation directions exactly.Then run HJT and post the log it creates in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, which is found at this link: HJT ForumDO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET. An expert HJT helper will promptly respond to your post within a few days with instructions on how to fix your computer. NOTEOnce you have made your post, please do not add any replies to your post (don't bump it). HJT helpers look for posts with 0 replies to determine the proper order to help users.If you are interested in trying the self-help guide for removing spyware quake, that tutorial can be found at this link: How to Remove Spyware QuakeYou also said you are having a problem with Limewire. Just a tip: It's generally a good idea to make sure p2p programs are not running on startup if that is the case. It appears you may have more than one malware infection and there isn't much help we can provide through this forum. Please post a log in the HJT forum and we'll get your computer cleaned up

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hi, my comp's been having probs such as adware, malfuctioning programs, having to close "explorer" to operate websites, etc. also, i have "qwerty12.exe" and reading a previous thread, i downloaded HIJACKTHIS, but don't know where to go with it. also, i have no anti-spy/virus, nor firewall. can smone PLS HELP ME!?

A:all sorts of probs ...

First thing to do is to get some Virus-Spyware-Firewall programs installed.
AdAware 2007
D/load-check for updates--then scan your system.


Report back once you have run scans.
Welcome to TSG.

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Okay, I need some manger help!I posted another post on page two but,so far I was the last person to post anything. I have one laptop and its really acting up! Problem # 1:our cable hookup between our one laptop to one computer, they said it would work fine but, the computer internet does work but, my internet on the laptop does NOT!
And if you go to page two I think, theres my another problem.I'm really having a time with this and if you could PLEASE help me I'd be sooo happy.

A:All sorts of probelms!

I've looked at the other posts and it seems that you're not too sure of the browser so I'm wondering if it might be a good idea to find out a few things. Right click the browser icon and click Properties and post the info regarding the browser. It should be something like Internet Explorer 7 (if it's IE of course)

You say that when you close a window it closes the browser. Do you get a message when you try to close a tab, along the lines of "You are about to close ? tabs..."

If not then you need to enable the tick box on that warning message.

Finally, you need to check the connection on your PC. Which operating system is it? XP? Vista? The answer to that will depend on that answer

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E1200 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2815 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152524 MB, Free - 78945 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell BV, MCP73VT-PM
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

I'm getting annoyed with a box that comes up saying bad image crogra1\amazon\amazon-1\amazon1dll says is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error.try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.. I have no idea why this started it was easy to get rid of at first by pressing the ok button but now i cant get rid please can you help?

A:help I have a virus of sorts

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This one got me good, started 3 days ago from a acrobat page file.

My desktop takes forever to boot up(25-30 mins), when it does explorer does not start. (No icons, start menu, right clicky) Taskmgr does work, If I try and manually start explorer.exe I get access denied. I can not run msconfig, mbam, control panel, eset or any internet browsers. Ive attempted to boot in safe mode with networking, but the system just freezes and requires hard power reset. Ive tryed to do the rkill name change and mbam name change combinations all without luck (in safe mode and normal). rkill does run, however does not find any problems to terminate. mbam will not even install.

Not really sure what else to try at this point, any thought ideas?

edit forgot to add that im running xp

A:All sorts of problems...

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.Including a link to this thread will be helpful. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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I have been having problems and was being helped out on here and they redirected me and hoped that you would be able to help me more....here is a link to what has already been done http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/195852/having-problems-please-help/DDs.txt log:DDS (Ver_09-01-19.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Nakisha at 13:02:12.28 on Sun 01/25/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.524 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost -k DcomLaunchC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost -k rpcssC:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:WINDOWSsystem32spoolsv.exeC:WINDOWSExplorer.EXEC:Program FilesCommon FilesAOLACSAOLAcsd.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesAOLTopSpeed2.0aoltsmon.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesAppleMobile Device SupportbinAppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesAOLTopSpeed2.0aoltpspd.exeC:Program FilesBonjourmDNSResponder.exeC:Program FilesGoogleCommonGoogle UpdaterGoogleUpdaterService.exeC:Program FilesiWin GamesiWinGamesInstaller.exeC:Program FilesiWin GamesiWinTrusted.exeC:Program FilesJavajre6binjqs.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesLightScribeLSSrvc.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:Program FilesSonicDigitalMedia Plus v7MyDVD PlusUSBDeviceService.exec:WINDOWSsystem32ZuneBusEnum.exeC:Program FilesHewlett-PackardSharedhpqwmiex.exeC... Read more

A:All sorts of problems

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you.Disable Realtime ProtectionAntimalware programs can interfere with ComboFix and other tools we need to run. Please temporarily disable all realtime protections you have enabled. Refer to this page, if you are unsure how.Download and Run ComboFixIf you have already run ComboFix, delete your copy and download a new one. If the computer in question is unable to download ComboFix, transfer it using a removable media (CDs, flash drive).Download Combofix by sUBs from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.Link 1, Link 2, Link 3 Close/disable all anti-virus and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Refer to this page if you are not sure how.Double click on ComboFix.exe and follow the prompts. If you are using Windows Vista, right click the icon and select "Run as Administrator". You will not recieve the prompts below if you are not using Windows XP. ComboFix will check to see if you have the Windows Recovery Console installed.If you did not have it installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.
When the Recovery Console has been installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.
When finished, ComboFix will produce a report for you. Please post the contents of the log (C:\ComboFix.txt).Leave your computer alone while ComboFix is running. ComboFix will restart your computer if malware is found; allow it to do so.In your next reply include:-th... Read more

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After switching my PC on, AVG asked me to reboot after updating, so I did.

Since then AVG will not start and although I have tried to download AVG again, I can't run it.

I also tried to download a free PC Guard package from Virgin Media but it won't install.

Please check my hi-jack this log as I'm certain Iv' been infected with something quite evil.

Thanks, Dave.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:09:51, on 07/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
F:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.virginmedia.com/
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,S... Read more

A:I'm in all sorts of trouble - please help.

I've just noticed that a process called "avgrsx.exe" is using 99% of the CPU usage.

The trouble started after I tried to update AVG and it aske me to reboot my PC.

I've tried to end the process but it won't end.

Help please!

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Hello today,

I've been here before and really liked who I was working with last time, hopefully we'll have a similar experience. Basically, its the same computer as before. Except it actually started working for a while, hard drive was replaced and windows was reinstalled I believe, I never saw any of the work done, and the computer didn't exactly come back happy. Our computer guy knows very little. Now that I've gotten to it, There are all sorts of popups, usually twitter.com or digg or something, at the login screen. Well today I sat down and looked at the comp wondering what was wrong, and I booted into safe mode and ran Rkill, I had one task that was killed : userinit.exe

I'm currently running malware bytes, and it has found one piece so far, so I'm going to wait for the full scan to complete, and then if that fixes it I'll let you know. I'll post my hijack log.

If you want me to do another log let me know.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:11:41 PM, on 4/2/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\M... Read more

A:Some Malware of sorts

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Database version: v2012.04.02.08

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS (Safe Mode/Networking)
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
UPS :: UPS-BACKUP [administrator]

4/2/2012 14:04
mbam-log-2012-04-02 (14-04-50).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 278600
Time elapsed: 30 minute(s), 51 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 1
C:\Documents and Settings\UPS\Local Settings\temp\arg249889.exe (Trojan.Tracur) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


ALSO Forgot to say this, windows xp sp3

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well where do i start, firstly then my spec:
asus a8n-sli-se
amd athlon x2 3800
nvidia geforce 7600 gs
4 gb ram??
win xp

The first problem begins with the ram, i recently installed 2 new sticks of ram identical to the sticks i have in, upping my ram from 2gb to 4gb, this actually seemed to slow my pc down!!!! and windows will only recognise 2.75 gb of ram????

secondly my pc has slowed right down lately, ive run virus checks but nothing turns up??

and last but not least, im trying to install microsof flight sim x, i have all the system requirements but when i click intall i get D:\setup.exe is not a valid win32 application.
ive checked the disk, is not damaged, other disks work in my drive, ive tried copying the files to my hard drive and running but after initially working the install fails half way through,

im completely stuck, please help guys, heres my hjt file
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:21:41, on 12/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
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A:all sorts of problems, please help

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Well a few days ago I noticed that in the corner my Mcafee symbol had a little red circle x thing on it. It showed that my On access scan was disabled. I tried enabling it and it did not respond at all. I then tried to enable it using Windows Security Center and nothing again. So I restarted in safe mode and ran a full scan using Mcafee and it found nothing. I downloaded Spybot, and it wouldn't even start up. I downloaded Hijackthis and again it would not even start up. Now I noticed that whatever I have is also preventing Windows Defender to update as well. Some sort of virus has breached my security and I am scared at what it could do next. Any help would be great.

DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jeremy at 14:12:26.58 on Mon 06/22/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1869 [GMT -5:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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A:All sorts of problems!

Hello and Welcome to the forums!

My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. HijackThis 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 it happens.

Before we start: Please be aware that removing Malware is a potentially hazardous undertaking. I will take care not to knowingly suggest courses of action that might damage your computer. However it is impossible for me to foresee all interactions that may happen between the software on your computer and those we'll use to clear you of infection, and I cannot guarantee the safety of your system. It is possible that we might encounter situations where the only recourse is to re-format and re-install your operating system, or to necessitate you taking your computer to a repair shop.

Because of this, I advise you to backup any personal files and folders before you start.

Somethings to remember while we are working together.
1.Please do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!
2.Please reply to this thread, do not start another!
3.Please tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.
4.Please tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.
5.Please try as much as possible not to run anything while executing a fix.

If you follow these instructions, everything should go smoothly.

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pop ups everywhere espically when i open internet explorer an computer running a bit slow can anyone help me out?Moved to and appropriate forum. ~acklan~

A:Having All Sorts Of Problems

What security software do you have installed?

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Hi, thanks for taking the time. I have used this service before, can I use it again? Well I hope so. Having all sorts of issues including email not printing, videos not running, internet access on and off and my anti-malware software being blocked from up dating. Here is my sysinfo results:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3944 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1844 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 906 GB (407 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: None

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Well the latest is my lack of ability to ping ip's getting the system32\ping.com is not a valid win32 app. I can't open task manager, and alot of times when trying to open a program my turbotax starts to try to install. I also just lost ability to open add/delete programs in control panel. I ran hijack, hope someone can help a bit.



A:All sorts of problems

Seems you have 2 Antivirus softwares happening:

C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeClick to expand...

I believe it would be best to uninstall Symantec (Norton) fully
Then continue on to:
New Preliminary Removal Instructions

If you run the HJT program yourself, you will see the entries for poker and others similar, you are able to tick these fix them too.

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My computer has not been "normal" in quite some time. I am under the assumption that I have the "Conficker" worm. 'Though my knowledge of computers only goes barely beyond skin deep. I am aware that some of these problems might not be related, I just want to paint a full picture.... I have Windows XP 32 bit and use Mozilla Firefox.First off I can't get rid of AVG. I have been unhappy with it for quite some time and have been unable to get rid of it. I understand this is a common problem. I did attempt to delete it from the registry. I am aware that this might have been a mistake....I can't download anything from Microsoft.com, softpedia, and seemingly random other sites, very often I would have been trying to download something to help rectify the situation. They never work. It directs me to a page resembling as if I didn't have connection to the internet. "Unable to connect"Internet Explorer has not worked in quite some time, and I can't download it (any version) or uninstall it.My CD burner will ONLY work using BurnAware... and I've tried numerous. *not sure that's entirely relevant*Fairly often, I would say at least once a week, I receive a phony prompt from an even phonier program prompting me that my computer is infected. I can't remember the name of it right now, but it has come in more than one form. One of them was something along the lines of "PC Doctor"... but that isn't the one ... Read more

A:All sorts of problems...

One more thing... This used to happen a lot, but hasn't in quite some time. And just recently began doing it again. When I do a Google search, I can no longer click on the links that Google presents me. When I do I am immediately redirected to a different site... I can copy and past the URL. I just can't click the link directly from my google search page. The website I get redirected to is not always the same, and it appears to redirect a few times before actually deciding to go to a page... Here are some of the pages it takes me too.... The search I used for the first couple examples was "meow".






Since doing this I have discovered that if I continue to click on licks over and over again from the Google page, it will eventually stop doing it for that search word... meaning... I searched "meow" and clicked on four or five links and was redirected to one of the above sites, but then stopped doing that and would act normally. The same thing occurs wh... Read more

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I have a very inconsistent file sort problem. When I look at files through "My Computer" it seems that 1/2 the time the files are sorted z to a with the files at top and the folders at the bottom. This also occurs about 3/4 of the time in excel, access, etc. How can I be sure this won't happen. (I've already tried using the explorer and file types>views and selecting the option for all folders to look like the current one -- it didn't work.) I am using all xp products (office and windows.)

A:File sorts

In My Computer select a drive, View menu option, Details option, and click on the File Name heading, which will re-sort the files. Then you can change the view to whatever you like.

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System is 8 months old
OS is Win7 Ultimate 32bit, full retail, also 8 months, never reinstalled.

A:BSoD of all sorts

Test your memory. Best method is to run this overnight and get 5 or more passes out of it.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Also you should probably check windows files (this is a quick one you can actually do it first if you want)
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
sadly given the completely random nature of the crash reports I'm thinking memory for the moment.

a random dump (they're all completely different)

Typically caused by drivers passing bad memory descriptor lists (ie: calling
MmUnlockPages twice with the same list, etc). If a kernel debugger is
available get the stack trace.
Arg1: 00000099, A PTE or PFN is corrupt
Arg2: 00034d03, page frame number
Arg3: 00000002, current page state
Arg4: 00034cfc, 0

Debugging Details:



PROCESS_NAME: taskhost.exe


LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 82d2a51f to 82d1ef2c

afe387b8 82d2a51f 0000004e 00000099 00034d03 nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x1e
afe387d0 82c6b57f 00e29000 c0007150 85f62030 nt!MiBadShareCount+0x24
afe3881c 82c6b9ab 85f17d40 00000200 00000000 nt!MiDeletePteList+0x30f
afe38c84 82cfad62 c0007148 85f17d40 9ebe75a7 nt!MiDecommitPages+0x422
afe38d1c 82c7e1ea ffffffff 027df300 027df314 nt!NtFreeVirtualMemory+0x880
afe38d1c 775970b4 ffffffff 027df300 027df314 nt!KiFastCallEntry+0x12a
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The problems started a couple days ago. I needed to burn an ISO to a CD, and Img burn had always been such a nice program. I was a bit worried, but downloaded and installed it from one of the links on the Imgburn site.
The Windows 7 machine had no antivirus software on it (I know, but my worst problems have come with av installed) so I couldn't do a quick AVG scan.
So Im getting bombed with adware. I go to uninstall, and sure enough, a bunch of other stuff is on the machine. I try to uninstall, and the box pops up that says "do you want to allow this to make changes to your computer " comes up. I clicked "yes" at least once. I'm guessing that was a really bad idea?
I downloaded AVG, did a scan, found 11 things.
Last night I downloaded REVOUninstaller to get the other programs off. Even after that and another AVG scsn, I still had issues.
So I found a site about how to get rid of one of the remaining programs, and ran several scans, all of which found stuff on the first pass. Downloaded some off this site, and generally did almost all this:http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-playthru-player-ads/
So then I still need a burner, so I tried looking for a good copy of imgburn (I am wondering if it exists.) I went to Softonic, and it said something about problems with imgburn. So I thought something like, "oh good, a reputable site." That's when the problems really started.
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A:All Sorts O' Problems......

Do you know that Windows 7 is capable of burning ISOs without using a third party burner?
You can get a copy of ImgBurn without the bundled adware from Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once under the Utilities heading.
Are you still having problems with adware and or malware?

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I am having a bunch of issues with my computer, and always, all the issues come at one time! I'll just start off by numbering them from most important to get fixed a.s.a.p. to the least important.

1. All of my Windows keep shutting themselves down! When I open Firefox sometimes it works for a few minutes, then all of a sudden just closes with no error or anything. Other times it has an error "Failure to initialize properly" (I will update this post with the exact error next time I open F.F.) other times when I click the Firefox shortcut on my desktop it will say "Firefox has encountered a problem" with the options to "Report Problem to Microsoft" "Dont Send". I put firefox in Safemode (through cmd prompt) and disabled all scripts and it still did the same thing in safemode. Now here's the catch. All of a sudden my MSN Messanger started doing the SAME thing. It terminates the whole program. It doesnt just sign out--it shuts down completely. Then I ****think**** that IE has done the same thing a couple of times now.

-This all started yesterday-- about 1 day after I updated I.E. to the newest version (from a very old version) and about 1 day after I updated my Firefox to the newest version (from the previous version)

Now this leads me to my next problem...

I updated I.E. for one reason. Whenever I am on a website all links, urls, anything that should be "clickable" is not clickable on I.E. --What happens is when ... Read more

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I've been having all sorts of malware problems lately and they have escalated pretty severely over the past few days. First I was infected with System Defender, I thought I removed that successfully, but the problems have just been getting worse. Now I get pop ups even when I'm not clicking anything, any search I do on Google runs the risk of the result links being redirected, there is something that is stealing focus from my current window but nothing pops up, I can't search for Windows Updates, my Symantec Antivirus isn't working, and MalwareBytes can't run. And if it makes any difference I've been getting errors that I'm not used to about program icons not being able to display on my desktop. Can someone please help me?My HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:56:50 PM, on 11/23/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18319)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\CSR\Vista Profile Pack\BtHidUi.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\LVComSX.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exeC:\Program ... Read more

A:All sorts of problems

Hi, jshay13 Welcome.Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully. Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here.Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediatly.=====================================================================Please download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**Please, never rename Combofix unless instructed.Close any ope... Read more

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Hello, I've been trying to see what is wrong with my friend's PC, which is self-built and about 3 months old at the most. What is strange that it keeps getting different types of BSODs, the ones I noticed were caused by tcpip.sys, ntfs.sys, ntoskrnl.exe. I already reinstalled windows, which got rid of the atikmdag.sys and atikmpag.sys BSODs, but the others still keep popping up while playing games or sometimes when PC is just idle.

System specifications:
Motherboard ASRock FM2A55M-VG3
CPU AMD Athlon X4 760K Quad Core
GPU ASUS Radeon HD 7770
PSU Corsair CX430M
RAM Crucial 4GB DDR3 Ballistix
OS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit

A:Been getting all different sorts of .sys BSODs

Hi -

All 3 of the drivers you mentioned are Microsoft Windows drivers and are not the actual cause - merely defaults because the true cause cannot be determined. It's either a 3rd party driver or a hardware issue.

tcpip.sys - Windows networking related driver
ntfs.sys - Windows File system driver (related to HDD)
ntoskrnl.exe - Windows NT Kernel

The bugchecks on the 3 dumps -
(1) 0x50 - invalid memory referenced
(2) 0x109 - kernel corruption

Both are likely RAM related or some other unknown hardware failure affecting RAMs ability to properly hold kernel code.

I don't see any issues with 3rd party drivers at this time.

Test RAM - memtest86+ - one stick at a time; alternate slots -

Test RAM With Memtest86+ - Sysnative Forums

RAM is a good start, but I think there is an underlying hardware issue. Unfortunately, the dumps are incapable of telling us exactly what piece of hardware is the issue here.

Regards. . .





Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\033014-15350-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.18247.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
Debug session time: Sun Mar 30 10:06:25.667 2014 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:06:11.229
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : memory_corruption
PROCESS_NAME: Sy... Read more

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Ok, I have just about 15 minutes ago had a huge attack of spyware. I have lots of messages from things like "Internet Security 2010" etc. I can't use task manager or regedit because it gives me an "application cannot be executed. The file is infected" error. It keeps playing the system error sound (which I have changed to a nice telephone sound instead of the ear piercing default one). And firefox keeps jumping to ad sites.

I honestly don't know how this happened. I'm not bad with computers (I proggramed my first AI shortly after my thirteenth birthday) but this just came out of the blue. I was downloading visual basic from microsoft (I wanted to put the basics of a text based game I had written in QBasic into VB) when my windows firewall was turned off by a virus, then about ten minutes later internet explorer (which I never use) popped up with an ad site. Shortly after internet security 2010 started running and I started an AVG and Malwarebytes scan. AVG turned up several viruses and I restarted my computer like it told me to. When my computer woke up again I had an error message saying something about viruses and how I shouldn't use my computer until I had gotten rid of them. Also my background was black with a green rectangle saying about viruses and how I shoud rid myself of them.

This had happened before and got to such a state that my computer just packed up, and we were charged ?100 to fix it again. Last time it happened it was ... Read more

A:All sorts of things

Hello and welcome.. can you run these from your desktop or a USB or CD?I am moving this from XP to the Am I Infected section of the Security forum.RKill....Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2Link 3Link 4Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.You will need to run the application again if rebooting the computer occurs along the way.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation ha... Read more

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This is a really silly little nit, but I was wondering if anyone knew this... in previous versions of Windows, a file that was shorter came alphabetically before any file with the same name with a suffix; MYDOC.doc would come alphabetically before MYDOC2.doc, for example. But in XP, suffixes come before shorter names, so if I was sorting my files by name, I'd see MYDOC2.doc, MYDOC3.doc, MYDOC4.doc, etc. and then after all of that MYDOC.doc. I'm not sure why this is -- I thought it might be because extensions are no longer treated separately from the filename in XP and the period might just come after letters and numbers alphabetically, but that's not the case either, since a period is 0x2E in ASCII and a zero is 0x30.

Is there any way to get XP to sort file names "properly", i.e. shorter file names before longer ones with suffixes?

A:The way XP sorts files by name...

I must say, I never noticed that before. If I see or hear of anything on how to change that, I will post that here.

The annoyance that gets me is that when mapping network drives through the gui, it always presents the last available drive letter instead of the first available.

So the first time I mapped my server drives to my workstation, I had the servers c: drive on z:, the d: drive on y, and the e drive on x:

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I have been away from my PC for a while. Its an old model, SP2, 512MB RAM.

I used it after a year and there are whole lots of problems. For start, it says, "Windows - No Disk" error. Then whenever I try to run NFS MW or LOTR Fellowship (dont mock me), both come out with a blank black screen and then nothing happens. I have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del to get out.

FM09 runs smoothly though. Running Dxdiag shows no problem.

The virus database is out-of-date but scanning has not solved any problems.

I can't even configure the Registry.


A:All sorts of problems

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I have been battling computer problems for a few days now.

It seems that all sorts of viruses/malware/spyware have decided to infest my computer at the same time.

I have Windows XP SP2. I have McAfee VirusScan 12.1.

For a few days, I was battling the "Antivirus08". But I think we got that under control. Then yesterday, the clock in the task bar switched to military time and it says "VIRUS ALERT!" next to it. I also had a blue screen as my desktop that said my computer was infected.

McAfee tried to tell me that "joke-bluescreen.c" was on my computer, and I tried to have it remove it, but it wouldn't. So I searched in c:\windows\system32 for the file name. When I tried to delete that - it said it couldn't because it was being used.

I don't know what to do at all. But it is really frustrating. Please help!

A:All Sorts Of Things Wrong :(

Please print out and follow the instructions for using SDFix in BC's self-help tutorial "How to use SDFix". This program is for Windows 2000/XP ONLY.-- When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"-- Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus and any anti-malware real time protection before performing a scan.When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply. Be sure to renable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.To fix the policy restrictions created by this infection, please open the SDFix folder or download XP_CodecRepair.inf and save it to your desktop. <- for Windows XP ONLY. Right-click on XP_CodecRepair.inf and select Install from the Context menu.Note: To download the .inf file, go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save XP_CodecRepair.inf to your desktop.Then log off or reboot to apply the changes.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwareb... Read more

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I apologize for re-posting this but I am stuck in the middle. Any help would be appreciated.



A:Help with All Sorts of Virus Problems

Cheeseball81 will answer your reply when she is back on line.

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I have a compaq not sure of a lot of specs, sorry. here is the hijack log. the NMIServStor has been or storserv has been running amok sending error messages sto Microsquish. also everything is "not responding' especially the Media player and internet. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:46:30 PM, on 8/12/2009
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\NCH Software\Eyeline\eyeline.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
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A:All sorts of minor problems

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, do the following:
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop

Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and... Read more

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Hi again guys,

Thanks for help in solving my virus issues.

the reason for me having a good clean of the pc was because during a live radio show my machine went into hibernation mode of sorts.

i use a couple of programs during my live stream nad have no problems in the past as such, last summer had a couple of shutdowns which i think was due to the heat as it was a hot summer.

since last summer things have been fine til last week when twice my pc went into this hibernation mode.

no warning or nothing, just instant hibernation.

checked all my power settings and have the box unchecked for hibernation and all the other boxes marked as 'Never'

from this state i cannot hit the spacebar or any other key to bring out of hibernation.

When this happens mainly? either when im streaming music out on a live show or simply just listening to a live internet radio stream.

The tower light stays on as does the fans.

Even though its probably not hibernation its the only thing i could call it so it would make sense, or maybe sleep if hibernation maybe isn't the correct term.

HP i xtreme
2.7 processor
1gb ram
80gb & 25gb internal drives
XP pro sp2

thanks for looking.

A:Random Hibernation of sorts.

Just gone into bios and took readings from 'PC Health Status' menu.
CPU Warning Temp - Disabled
System Temp - 33c/91f
CPU Temp - 54-57c/129-134f
System Fan Speed - 0 rpm
CPU Fan Speed - 1962 rpm
Vcore - 1.68 - 1.72v
+3.3V - 3.31-3.32
+5V - 5.61-5.64v
+12V - 13.19-13.37v
-12V - -11.95 - -14.17v
VBAT(V) - 3.60-3.61v
5VSB(V) - 5.05-5.07
Shutdown Temp - Disabled

Maybe this info will help in someway, hoovered n cleaned out all dust from PC and main Fan/CPU unit, taken apart, cleaned, re fitted.

went to stream music again and after 10mins of streaming all went quiet and dark on me.

Kept Task manager open at the time and didnt seem to be excessive CPU used.

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I posted this in the Windows XP Home forum and looks like it might need to go here. I am having the following problems: 1. Originally had printer spooler error when booting - not showing now but still can't print.2. Safe mode not available option when booting3. There was no prior recovery date I could revert to other than the current date. I do not think I turned this off, I do not recall doing this. 4. When trying to print, opening control panel, and opening an image in Microsoft photo editor - computer freezes (These are only ones I know of so far.)5. Computer running slow - lots of freezing. 6. SSMMgr.exe error when shutting down.I have run Malware bytes, Ccleaner, and Super antispyware. They do not find anything. Thank you in advance for any help. Link to XP post, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic379004.html ~ Hamluis.UPDATE: - I cannot remove programs (trying to remove Samsung driver) and it freezes.

A:All sorts of problems, need Help fast

Hello and welcome. please run these,post the logs and let me know how it is now.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller. will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.This scan requires Internet Explorer,Opera or Firefox to work. Vista/Windows 7 u... Read more

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My computer is badly infected by all sorts of things(Aurora, nail, etc)...I hope some1 could help me and make all of this go away by end of this weekend...
i know u guys need to see my logfile from HijackThis but is there anything i need to delete from the log before posting on the internet

A:Infected by all sorts of things

Don't delete anything without being told to first as you may do more damage than good, post the log in the hjt section and somebody will help.Try running the following from safe mode (Getting to safe-mode) Sysclean you'll also need the virus template file from here lpt***.ziporDrWeb CureITIf your good with the command line also try Sophos Command Line scannerAlso try installing and running A2 Free and EwidoI'd also run Spybot and AdawareIf your using Win2K/XP run adaware/spybot from "safe mode with command prompt"At the C:\ prompt type the following:-cd\C:\progra~1\spybot~1\spybotsd.exe /autocheck /autofixcd\C:\progra~1\lavasoft\ad-awa~1\ad-aware.exe

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I've tried symantec, didn't work. Tried ad-aware and spybot, no luck either. Went into safe mode, deleted programs that were obviously tied to vundo but no help either. If I could uninstall IE 6.0 I would since I use firefox anyway...

So, help!

Hijack Log below:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:39:37 AM, on 7/11/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.... Read more

A:Vundo and all sorts of problems?

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hi. i've got this problem with my laptop which any .exe files are not running. Double-clicked and nothing happened, right-click and there's no "open with..", on properties there's no "change..". Try to do a restore first coz i thought running the cd would be best, but then got this error: C:\Windows\system32\systempropertiesprotection.exe "No such interface supported".
I mean, all .exe files cannot be running. I cannot even uninstall most of the programs. I dont know what else to do. Here's some details:

amd turion (tm) 64 x2 mobile technology tl-60 2.00 ghzz
2.5 gb ram
64-bit OS
windows 7 ultimate

A:all sorts of .exe files are not working

hi there run this file check

Perform a SFC Scan (System File Check)

1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow

2. Type the following command, sfc /scannow and then press ENTER:

(A message will appear stating that 'The system scan will begin'. Be patient because the scan may take some time)

3. If any files require a replace SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Windows 7 DVD for this process to continue

4. If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see the following message "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

5. After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer. (TIP repeat scan 3 times)

also see >>>How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7 >>> How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

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Is it possible to make windows filemanager explorer sort filenames in a way so it doesn't include names with THE under T?

A:How explorer sorts filenames.

Hello Premier69,

The only way that I know of is to not have The at the beginning of the file name. You might use something like file name, the or just file name instead for the file name to help sort it the way you are wanting.

Hope this helps,

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Hi Guys,

I'm working on a XP Pro Machine that is having issues. The fault started when the PC was announced dead after it was hit by a power surge. the m/board, cpu and modem were all affected and were replaced. The issue now was that when all the 3 components mentioned above were replaced, we tried connecting to the internet (after drivers etc were installed correctly) via 56k dial up. At this point we got numerous dial up errors. The first being Error 721 and then Error 678, then Error 680, then Error 6 then Error 50. I have tried an external modem as well as different drivers for the internal modem as still no good. At one stage I was not getting a dial tone but now I am getting a dial tone and am managing to dial up and have handshaking but fails to go the last mile and connect. I've have set up a PPP log and it does not manage to start PPP. I definitely know it is a handshaking issue rather than modem/hardware so if anyone has had this problem, could you please help me out. I have spent many many hours on this problem to no avail. Lastly I have installed/reset TCP/IP, removed all WAN miniports etc and still no good. any help anyone can give will be much appreciated. thank you


A:All sorts of Dial UP Errors in Win XP


Give this a try:

To to the modem manufacturer's website and download the latest and best drivers. (forget the disk that came with the modem)

Go into Start, Control Panel, System, Harware, Device Manager and remove ALL references to a modem.

Shut down and physically remove your modem and place it in PCI #3 (third slot down from the AGP port)

Enter BIOS setup menu and make sure the PnP is set to DISABLED>

Save and Exit

Reboot and when it finds the modem force feed (Don't listen to the XP message that says the best drivers are loaded) the drivers you have downloaded.

This should get you going.

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After doing everything in my power to solve the problems faced by a new client, I decided to post some informations here in order to find possible causes for them before reformat his computer. I used SFdiag Tool to gather some data. In addition, here is some information about what I witnessed:

1. run msconfig, as well as other Windows services, require administrator privileges despite it being the administrator account;

2. they all received the UAC shield in yellow - "The program with an unknown publisher needs your permission to start";

3. through the resource monitor, I could see that the TrustedInstaller was responsible for all the faults of memory;

4. drivers, Windows updates and some programs could never be installed or uninstalled successfully - multiple instances of "wermgr" in task manager ...

5. sfc / scannow can not fix all the files; chkdsk found no errors; can not run System Restore, etc.

That's all I can remember for now. Thanks in advance!

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Your #4. Can you open and use their anti virus after updating it. Or install Malwarebytes Anti Malware updating and run it. Also can you create a new user account and see what you can do with that account.

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Ever since I've gotten this thing (Gateway POS laptop), it's had a lot of problems. Wireless always cuts on and off for no reason, and the connection would seemingly just stop randomly, and nothing I could do would fix it until I restarted. It would always say that I'm connected, it just wouldn't actually do anything. Early last year, the whole harddrive crashed and there was nothing I could do to save it. I sent it to the company and they replaced it. When I was trying to fix it by their directions, there were all these clicking noises inside of the system.

Sunday night, that started to happen again. It's still running obviously, but it's not "working." It takes over 5 minutes to boot up now... before this, it was the fastest loading thing I've ever used. Also, internet usually doesn't work at all now. I turn it on and off until I finally get lucky. Everything runs incredibly slow and the comp will freeze up for a few seconds when I try to close a window or even click on the Start menu. Even on these lucky times, it will only last a couple minutes before the freaking thing just decides to stop working again.

I've used Ad-Aware, Spybot, AVG, and HouseCall. The latter did find some infected Java files (odd) but I deleted those, and now I can say that none of the programs find anything wrong. If anybody has some advice on what it could be, how it could be fixed, anything at all... I would be very greatful.

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A:My computer is having all sorts of problems.

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1. Graphics-based links don't come up. (This started happening before I recently installed an ad/banner blocker)
2. Sometimes I'm getting a "connection timed out" message even though I'm on a hi-speed connection.
3. Firefox particularly affected.
4. Some internet screens take forever to load, if at all.
5. I have run my standard regimen of programs: AVG, Ad-aware, Spybot SD, and Spyware Blaster. Oh, and CCleaner (is this one something I should continue to use?). According to all that software, I should be ok.

Can anybody help? Does this sound like a job for HiJackThis?

A:All sorts of internet problems...

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Hello All!

I am having some seriously strange problems. Over the last couple of days, I hae noticed that I am unable to do several things when it comes to apps.

In IE, some menu options don;t come up or won;t work. For instance, in yahoo mail, I can see the bulk mail & trash folders, they are acive but when I click on them nothing happens. In dpchallenge, the nav on top for that site is gone & will not load.

I am running Norton systemworks & I annot get anything to run on it. If I select status of the Anti0Virus, it just refeshes over & over... it never stops. If I click on any other program within Systemworks, like cleansweep, nothing happens.

I need to back all my stuff up bc I feel a crash or something coming on. Any ideas what the problems is or how I can figure that out?

I have tried to reboot in safe mode & run the AV to check if it might be a virus but AV wouldn;t work in safe mode either. Can't restore either as it will not load.

THanks in advance for all the help!

A:All Sorts of Wierdness Goin' On! Need HELP!

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