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Q: McAfee screen constantly popping up

I have an HP computer with Vista, Comcast as the ISP, and McAfee (I think it was provided by Comcast).
A new problem has popped up just recently. Every few minutes, I am interrupted when the black and red McAfee flash-screen is flashed on top of whatever I am working on. That is followed by a tan-colored screen called “Comcast Security - - - powered by McAfee”. (This is the same screen that comes up if I click on the McAfee shortcut on the Desk Top.) That screen changes its contents once before it quits. The coming of these screens has nothing to do with my pushing keys. They come even if my hands are not near the keyboard and if I am not on line with Comcast.
These screens flash on for only a fraction of a second – not long enough to read what they say. But they disrupt my train of thought and, if I am typing, can cause errors in my writing. I checked my McAfee and security settings and they seemed correct. If you can suggest a way to stop this, I would appreciate it. The screens have flashed on about six times while I was writing this.

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Preferred Solution: McAfee screen constantly popping up

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.)

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I have posted a hijack this report...please help
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:18:34 PM, on 7/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\AntiSpyware Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\OasClnt.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MSKSrvr.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
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AVG free edition shows popup window with warning re: C:\WINDOWS\system32\atl7.dll TrojanHorseBackdoor.Generic10.AMEC

I would very much appreciate some help with this.

thankyou.
 

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I don't know what may have started this, but kaspersky kept telling me that svchost.exe was performing a suspicious action trying to inject something into winlogon.exe. It asked me to allow/deny, I denied, and it kept repeating. Eventually I ran a scan and detected that "smarthook.dll" contained a trojan. I used kaspersky to remove it, and downloaded a clean copy of the .dll and put it in my system32 folder.

Now I am receiving the classic:

svchost.exe:
"The instruction at "0x7588bba5" referenced memory at "0xfede1500". The memory could not be "read".

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program"

Only this pops up every 5 seconds about 6 times and then stops, and randomly will continue this pattern.

I have attached 2 logs, one is current <taken today> the other I just happen to log a few days ago for the hell of it (before I noticed any errors). I don't know if.. comparing will help I just want to provide all info I have.

~Thanks!

[edit]
**Additional: Just ran AVG Anti-Rootkit Beta and it detected system32/userinit.exe as a "Hidden Application"

extra info: sometimes when the svchost error pops up, my taskbar at the bottom changes to the old grey style and not the windows xp style.

Also: included a screenshot (edited for size).

System Info:
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3500+, 1 GB RAM
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe MOBO

A:svchost constantly popping up

nobody responding, so I'm trying to help myself. A couple things I've noticed
1) in my list of services, there is a service named "Asctcgwto" set to disabled. This brings up nothing in google.
2) After turning on my computer, I type "at" in the console and it responds with "The service has not been started." I use the at command fairly often.
3) I type "net localgroup" and it tells me that the workstation service has not been started. So I start it.... I Don't know why it isn't already started, (it's set as "Automatic" but was stopped).

The problem is getting worse because from the moment I click login, it brings up multiple svchost.exe errors and takes an exceptionally longer amount of time to fully log in.

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One of the CA security center components keeps installing when I log on. This prevents me from uninstalling anything or installing anything new. Because it keeps installing (or is just installing), I can't even try to uninstall it because well, it's installing!

Help, please! Thanks!
 

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New to this but am getting interested quickly. have looked with Autoruns and read alot just need a bit of help. I hopeHere is the logLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:02:45 PM, on 1/25/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\myAgtSvc.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\swAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Active Monitor\imonnt.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.908.5008\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\SolidWorks\swScheduler\swBOEngine.exeC:\Program Files\3Dconnexion\3Dconnexion 3DxWare\3DxSrv.exeC:\DOCUME~1\Admin\LOCALS~1\Te... Read more

A:Taskdir.exe And Downloaderzq Keep Popping Up In Mcafee

Hello,Perform next steps in the right order...* Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.* Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)* Reboot into Safe Mode`: ( without networking support !)?To get into the Windows Safe Mode, restart your computer and, just before Windows starts to load, tap the F8 key a few times. Choose Safe Mode from the menu that will appear and press Enter. Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script. Type Y to begin the cleanup process. It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot. Press any Key and it will restart the PC. When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons. Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
I need that log later.* Download Dr.Web CureIt to the desktop:ftp://ftp.drweb.com/pub/drweb/cureit/drweb-cureit.exeDoubleclick the drweb-cureit.exe file and Allow to run the express scanThis will scan the files currently running in memory and when something is found, click the yes button when it asks you if you want to cure it. This is only a short scan.Once the short scan... Read more

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Hi and thanks in advance for any and all help received. I would also, in all fairness, wish to inform anyone concerned that you are currently reading the words of quite possibly the most computer illiterate human being in the free world. Having said that, I will attempt to explain my problem.
My computer has been becoming increasingly slower over the last several months. I have been dealing with/ignoring this problem until the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back began appearing on the computer screen yesterday. I am receiving this official looking warning on my computer that keeps popping up constantly with every action I attempt. The warning says:
SYSTEM ERROR
Your computer was infected by unknown trojan
It's dangerous for your system! ( critical files can be lost !)
Click to download the antispyware program to clean your system (recommended)

From what Ive read on your site and others, I am assuming this is an attempt to get me to download even more trouble than what I am currently experiencing. I almost goofed up and downloaded it when it first popped up. In fact I clicked on the ok button but thankfully was warned that it was an unrecognized site and didnt have a valid signature or something to that effect (see, I told you I was computer illiterate) and I cancelled the attempt to download.

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A:Trojan Warning Constantly popping up

I was informed this information was needed as well
Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Tony Murdock on 2008-01-06 18:52:06
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
123: 2008-01-06 23:52:54 UTC - RP742 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
122: 2008-01-06 23:45:12 UTC - RP741 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
121: 2008-01-06 23:40:20 UTC - RP740 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
120: 2008-01-06 22:04:36 UTC - RP739 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
119: 2008-01-06 06:03:14 UTC - RP738 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-10-09 05:03:21 UTC - RP620 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-01-06 18:57:08
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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I've been having this problem where this thing pops up every few minutes and i don't know how to fix it

A:constantly popping up command promp

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be 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. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be foun... Read more

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I recently had a problem with a constant popping sound and started a thread here for help: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1400691It helped me identify the source of the sound. It was suggested I post here to see if an infection is at the root of my problem.To sum up, I was hearing an almost constant bubble popping sound which ended up in fact being the Windows XP Balloon Tip Sound. After some trial and error with the advice given I found my registry had been changed to not show the balloons. Once I changed it back I began receiving the following balloon - "IP Protection Infection Detected" from Malwarebytes. Many IP's have shown up from various spots on the globe and it was suggested perhaps this forum could help me find if an infection on my PC is "calling out" to these IP's known to be associated with malware, etc.The people on the other forum were awesome and helped me get this far. If anyone can help from here it would be greatly appreciated!

A:Malwarebytes IP Protection Constantly Popping up

I reccomend you visit the Malwarebytes Forum and create an account there so they can help with you issue more easily.

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I reformatted by Dell Inspiron 1721 laptop a couple of months ago and everything's been working perfectly until a Windows SP2 update automatically installed itself last week - now Windows Media center opens up constantly (very distracting); I've removed it from services and from startup, but it continues to pop open.

Also, a funny looking file menu will sometimes pop up all by itself on the top left of the screen.

And windows or programs I have open may just close themselves out by themselves.

This has all been going on for a week and is becoming very annoying. I don't use Media Player, but understand it can't be deleted. Until I chose "Don't show me this message again" there was a message every time I booted up that said something like, "Your new hardware needs to be installed." I had not attached any new hardware.

Anyone have any ideas? I really don't want the hassle of reformatting again so soon.

Thanks,
SWOFKY

A:WMC Popping Open Constantly - Other Problems

Hi SWOKY, welcome to the board.

The problem could caused by anything, but you can start on making sure if the problem related to the update by restore the system to the day before the update.

Post back and let us know how is going?

Bruce

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I use a windows xp professional OS.
My contrast window keeps on popping up in the middle of my screen, this goes on happening constantly on its own accord.
What is this problem? and how do i rectify it?
Pls help..

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Every few seconds auto play pops up and immediately vanishes again. It's very annoying, to the point where I can barley use my computer, (I posted this from another computer.) The drive responsible says recovery H, H is my USB but there is nothing plugged in there. The Auto play fixer isn't for Vista 64 bit. I don't want to simply stop auto play as I like it when it works properly. I don't seem to have a windows restore point either. I have done everything I can think of. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for looking.

A:Auto play popping up constantly

For security reasons, auto-play is not a good idea. There are infections that specifically take advantage of flaws in the system.

You should also enable recovery points, it can be a life-saver if something goes wrong.

You may want to try disabling it and then re-enabling it for specific drives or types of files to see if that will help with your issue:
How to disable the Autorun functionality in Windows

Disable AutoPlay in Windows Vista - How-To Geek

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So here is what's happening to me...

1. I've got this constant pop up thing happening that is saying contextual ads.
2. Under Uninstall or Change a program there is a program called Ron too1 addestination. If I click uninstall a box comes up asking for the verification code and in the center of the box it's got garbled letters, which I think they want you to use as the verification code.
3. I'm running on Windows Vista with several securities in place...MicroTrend, Windows Defender, AVG 8.0, Avira Antivirus, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, SpywareBlaster, SUPERAntiSPyware and used Spybot to search and destroy. They don't seem to be finding this thing.
4. I use Mozilla Firefox as my browers and I do frequent some social networks, specifically MySpace and Facebook. And often pay games on NovaWorld.

Is there any help for me? I'd be so very appreciatived!!!!

Suzanne

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Every few seconds auto play pops up and immediately vanishes again. It's very annoying, to the point where I can barley use my computer, (I posted this from another computer.) The drive responsible says recovery H, H is my USB but there is nothing plugged in there. The Auto play fixer isn't for Vista 64 bit. I don't want to simply stop auto play as I like it when it works properly. I don't seem to have a windows restore point either. I have done everything I can think of. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for looking.

A:Auto play popping up constantly

You can try the FixIt at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715 , scroll down to How to disable or enable all Autorun features in Windows 7 and other operating systems.
 
Louis

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Every few seconds auto play pops up and immediately vanishes again. It's very annoying, to the point where I can barley use my computer, (I posted this from another computer.) The drive responsible says recovery H, H is my USB but there is nothing plugged in there. The Auto play fixer isn't for Vista 64 bit. I don't want to simply stop auto play as I like it when it works properly. I don't seem to have a windows restore point either. Here is my Hijack This log file. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for looking.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:55:51 AM, on 2/10/2013
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe
C:\Users\Bec\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\VAIO Mode Switch\VMSwitch.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\SmartWi Connection Utility\CCP.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\SmartWi Connection Utility\PowerManager.exe
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A:Auto play popping up constantly

You might want to try a Clean Boot troubleshooting procedure to hopefully isolate an offending application. Run it for both Services and Startup items.

Another thing you can try:

Download the free Process Explorer.

Run it and click Find.

Click Find handle or DLL...

Search for \device\harddisk.

See if any of the search results might have a reason to be accessing the USB drive.
 

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If my lap top is on for any more than 3hrs, the help window for whatever program i am using will pop-up and will not let me continue task. Comp must he turned off for a couple of hours to resolve this.

I ran trend micro's online virus/spyware tool (http://housecall.trendmicro.com/), cwshredder, ad-aware se & spybot s&d. Problem did not resolve, then someone told me to try hijackthis, and am now in need of help to analyze the results.

PLZ HELP.

thanx in advance.

the following is the log i got w/ hijackthis:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:25:43 PM, on 10/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
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A:[SOLVED] help folder constantly popping up, plz help

i've had other issues since this post and have decided for a fresh start/formated drive
thanks all, no further help needed (for now, lol)

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Hi,

My laptop constantly shows windows security pop-up. I tried Spybot/Spyware Doctor, but not of use. Please help.

HJT Logs..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:52:04 PM, on 8/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CSAgent\bin\CSAControl.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CSAgent\bin\leventmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CmgShieldSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\ctalogd.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\ctapsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Funk Software\Odyssey Client\odClientService.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\CtaEoU.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CiscoTrustAgent\ctatransapt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Altiris\ALTIRI~1\AeXNSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Connected\AgentSrv.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\atchksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CISCOS~1\CEPS\CEPSWA~1.EXE
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I have Windows 10 and everything is running ok. Then, yesterday, I ran Windows Update and Update installed THREE updates....

KB3881449, KB3881488, KB3081452

It seems to be a NEW and BAD HABIT of Microsoft NOT to give us any details on what these updates do to our operating systems, what problems they solve, what features they provide or take away or what they modify. It would certainly be helpful in trying to diagnose a nasty problem that develops immediately, doesn't it? I don't like this new attitude at Microsoft of "we will run your computer and you will like it". Anyway, after updating and rebooting, I immediately started having a problem with the new Microsoft Edge Browser. It is now popping up on me without being asked to. This problem started immediately after I installed the updates and I DID NOTHING ELSE on my computer after rebooting.

There are a few things I want to say here...Microsoft DID THIS to my computer. I ran an anti-virus scan and malicious software scan using ESET SECURITY SUITE 8.0 both on my computer and an external ESET Anti-Virus Scan from ESET that sits off of my computer and nothing was found.

I also got ONE OTHER ERROR, I only saw it pop up one time and here it is, attached snapshot of the Error Message attached (it says)...

RUNTIMEBROKER.EXE

"The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested action."

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A:Edge Browser is Popping Up on Me Constantly

Edge opening constantly might be malware.

Here's a link to the Malwarebytes blog that discusses those un-closeable Tech-Support-Scam pages and sites:

PSA: Tech Support Scams Pop-Ups on the Rise | Malwarebytes Unpacked
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Edge is installed as the default Windows 10 browser. Here's how to make Internet Explorer the default browser instead.

I believe the icon for Edge is automatically installed on the Taskbar. The icon looks very similar to the Internet Explorer icon.

To pin the Internet Explorer icon to the Taskbar, click on the Start Button, click All Apps,
Scroll down and click on Windows Accessories. Right Click on Internet Explorer, click on Pin To Taskbar.
The Edge icon is a darker blue. The Internet Explorer icon is lighter blue with a gold diagonal arc across it.

Right click on the Edge icon and select Unpin From Taskbar, if you wish.

Now to make Internet Explorer the default browser:

Click on the Start Button, Settings, System, Default Apps, scroll down the Choose Default Apps list and Click on Web Browser - Edge, and choose Internet Explorer from the pop-up menu. This makes Internet Explorer the default browser.

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Hi. I don't remember failing to untick a selection, but somehow this crummy Baboom Search element has come onto my computer. I have an Asus desktop computer and have Windows 8.1. and use Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Every time I restart my computer Baboom's invisible extension activates setting Baboom Search to default alongside my Google default search and at this point I cannot remove it as a default program.

There is an option to disable the Baboom Search extension and doing so will make it disappear, but it does not give me the option to find and remove the extension that continually controls my search when I restart.

I have used Windows Defender, Anvi Smart Defender and an Anvi software trial that supposedly allowed one to use a Slim Toolbar option that could find an alter extensions and add-ons but it none of them found Baboom Search.

I cannot find the extension in any extension list, in the uninstall list in the Control Panel, nor can I find the name Baboom anywhere on my computer now that I have deleted a few small files with its name. Since I have been unable to see the extension I have been unable to get its App ID in order to find out what ID I could try deleting in the Roaming App Data on my computer but it feels like I have tried everything else to find and delete it. I even tried to find it in the Registry Editor in the apps section, but it did not appear.

Please, if you can offer me any assistance in taking down this nasty virus that doesn&#... Read more

A:Baboom Search Constantly Popping Up, Hidden

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

Have followed the five steps including the DSS scan, below are pasted the results with main.txt, then the logfile of the HijackThis scan. The DSS extra.txt results are attached.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Idjit on 2008-02-07 19:20:01
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
38: 2008-02-08 00:20:04 UTC - RP843 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
37: 2008-02-08 00:13:07 UTC - RP842 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
36: 2008-02-07 14:24:11 UTC - RP841 - Installed SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
35: 2008-02-07 02:35:44 UTC - RP840 - Point de v?rification syst?me
34: 2008-02-01 02:53:46 UTC - RP839 - Point de v?rification syst?me


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-11-10 17:18:39 UTC - RP806 - Point de v?rification syst?me


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (run as Idjit.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:22:14, on 2008-02-07
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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A:virus protection malware constantly popping up

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We'll begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt along with a new HijackThis log so we may continue cleaning the system.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

Somehow, sometime, a certain virus got onto my PC, I'm familiar with the sort, since i had a similar problem when i use to use XP, unfortunately, i don't remember how i removed it, an now a new rogue spyware program has planted it's seeds on my computer once again. It calls itself Antispy Spider and always pops up on my task bar in a small yellow triangle with an exclamation mark saying something like: Windows Security Center
An attack on you computer has been detected
Then it opens the browser (Firefox in my case) and gives me it's page, with the asking me to buy it since it'll protect my computer...Yeah, sure. I'm using McAfee Security Center 2007, which is enough for me. I'm posting my log since i can't find the things that belong and don't and i certainly need to get rid of this blasted Malware.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:25:25 PM, on 10/05/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\mskagent.exe
C:\Program Files\DELL\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.e... Read more

A:Antispy Spider constantly popping up on desktop

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

Hello,
I have a HP Pavilion m6-1045dx notebook with Windows 7 Home 64-bit SP 1, Premium, 8gb Ram, Intel HD graphics 4000, Intel Core i5-3210M.

The attached error codes keep showing up and they show up every 3-5 minutes. I recently just got my laptop back from a repair to the motherboard. They replaced the HDD and re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium and most of my needed drivers. I am also attaching the itinerary work notes of the repair for the computer.

NOTE: the error codes are not consistent after continuous pop ups, though the location of the application error seems to be the same. I realized that the errors are not the same all the time.

What is the cause and how do I fix this?

A:Error Codes popping up constantly every 3-5 mins

This sounds like a driver problem. Can you check to see if Windows is fully up to date and check Device Manager for any next to your hardware.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

Hi,

I've seen other forums on this topic but none of them have really helped me.

My McAfee Virusscan keeps popping up with

Potential Worm Activity Detected!
The last few sent e-mails contained similar subject or body content
E-mail Subject: Can you imagine that you are healthy

I ran my McAfee, Ad-Aware and also Spy Sweeper but none of them has helped. On another forum i saw a program called VundoFix so i downloaded and ran that but it hasn't helped. Ive posted my hijackthis logfile below, I'm Fairly computer Illiterate so please try to dumb it down , thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:30:13 PM, on 29/05/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MSKSrvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
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A:My McAfee keeps popping up with Potential Worm Activity Detected! Please help

hi, welcome to TSG.


Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.

http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.exe

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :

* Restart your computer
* After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
* Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
* Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
* Choose your usual account.

* Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
* Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
* It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
* Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
* When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
* Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
* Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum with a new HijackThis log


Download AVG Anti-Spyware

http://www.ewido.net/en/
* Once you have downloaded AVG Anti-... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52

I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and I get pop up warning every 3 to 4 seconds that it has blocked a Malicious Website.  Its an outbound connection with the warning:
 
Domain: (empty)
IP: (different all the time)
Port: (different all the time)
Type: Outbound
Process: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
 
When I received the laptop from previous owner, Avast virus protection was installed but not updated.
I removed it and installed Malwarebytes Premium and Eset Nod32 virus protection.
Ran MBAM and quarantined infections (lMBAMlog.txt file attached), Eset found nothing.
 
It was after MBAM install that running on the wireless connection began to produce the above stated pop-ups.
When MBAM is activated, the pop-ups start immediately and I loose wireless internet.
If wireless is turned off, no pop-ups.
Wireless connection is reestablished once I deactivate MBAM.
 
In  my attempts to fix, I also ran RogueKiller and got rid of a bunch of pum.dns
 
I also notice that what ever I search for in IE goggle, the top return is always a link to "Raaz.io/SafeSearch Install Now"
I downloaded and ran the Farbar recovery Scan Tool and my log is attached.
Thank you for looking at my topic,
Pilgrim.
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:29-12-2015
Ran by Sidney (administrator) on SIDNEY-PC (29-12-2015 15:01:50)
Running from C:\Users\Sidney\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Sidney (Available Profiles: Si... Read more

A:Outbound "Malicious Website Blocked" constantly popping up

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Remove these programs in bold Via the Control Panel > Programs and Features applet.VideoDownloadConverter Toolbar Chrome Extension (HKLM-x32\...\VideoDownloadConverter_4z Chrome Extension Uninstall) (Version: - Mindspark Interactive Network) <==== ATTENTIONWSE_Astromenda (HKLM-x32\...\WSE_Astromenda) (Version: - WSE_Astromenda) <==== ATTENTION===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\RunOnce: [Fesulok] => C:\windows\SysWOW64\wscript.exe /E:vbscript /B "C:\Users\Sidney\AppData\Local\29d7106b1506c019\Dufaku.dat"
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [GDriveSharedOverlay] -> {81539FE6-33C7-4CE7-90C7-1C7B8F2F2D44} => No File
CHR HKU\S-1-5-21-1747975209-1935908775-2939679204-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-1747975209-1935908775-2939679204-1000\SOFT... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.6

It started a few days ago when trying to download a file and Live One Care popped up saying it had found a password stealer virus it quarentined it so i thought the problem was fixed however as i play World of Warcraft I knowticed more and more lag on my system. I restarted the comp. confused however because i am running a 64 bit system with 8 gigs of ram should be no problem running the game and hasnt been till now. When i tried to log onto my Iexplorer It seemed to be light years for it to open thinking it was a internet problem i checked the net on my lap top with no problems. So the grind for the virus began. I did a forced full tune up with live one care where it found a file and i thought i was safe however apon waking i found three websites in tabs all going to a page of just a random line of text were there. I tried spy bot as i saw that online many had it turned up nothing. So i figured i would go with the virus protection that my ISP offers which is McAfee but it wouldnt let me get past the first run save to download it. So i did a system restore to a month ago and it aloud me to remove live one care and instal McAfee which had been until recently telling me that it had found and removed {vundo.gen.ap} (due to the anoiance I told it not to notify me about it again. That would pop up any time i tried to open an internet page. Now following the rules and steps i was instructed to instal the DDS tool however it is not compatable with my system I do have Hijackthis a... Read more

A:vundo.gen.ap constantly being found by McAfee

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.comDDS.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 resul... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.6

Hi,

I had a little problem a while back with an infection, the resolved thread can be found here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f100...ad-341213.html

So I decided to install McAfee, which has since continuously been telling me of other virus, specifically targeting Java.

I updated my Java, and now it states it is targeting Firefox.

I have included a screenshot below:

hxxp://i44.tinypic.com/1j5iyf.jpg

I'm not sure if its configuring McAfee or another infection.

Here are the required logs:

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DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Damaja at 11:15:27.32 on 10/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2047.1382 [GMT 1:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\LClock\LClock.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
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A:McAfee Constantly telling me I'm infected.

BUMP, please

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.6

Hello, for the past three days I have been trying to access my computer. I'm quite positive I have a malware infection but I have no idea where it is. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32bit.

As soon as I boot up my computer an error pops up before the password screen. It reads LoginUI.exe - Bad Image in the top bar and then gives the description:

error. C:\windows\system32\WinTrust.dll 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 to click okay about 20 times before i can access the main login screen. Once i login i get another error similar but instead says Skype.exe - bad image. My windows virus protection has been disabled, and I am unable to open any virus program other than Avast and S&D. I get similar errors to the others when trying to open Norton or Ad-Aware. Even while I was trying to type my topic title to this thread, errors would come up every letter I typed.

Oh and one more thing. I am receiving window's errors constantly, the most common being Windows sidebar encountered a problem and closed, windows live id encountered a problem and closed, and gusvc encountered a problem and closed. I also cannot access msn messenger and my sound has been disabled

any help would be appreciated.

thank you in advance,

jonathon :

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.6

Hi!

I started getting attached pop up in my taskbar few days back and it has intensified since then. It now pops up every 2-3 min and disappears instantly. Managed to get it in screen shot.

Did bit of on-line search and there are few similar cases too but i am not sure about the reason behind it starting in my machine and solution to it.

I was getting some Bluetooth related message in Skype since i started using it just from few days back. Had skype since beginning but never used it before. Could this be because of it ? Should i uninstall and install skype again ?

And this is the first time i am facing any problem on this machine (HP Laptop with Windows 7 OS), it is about a year old.

Any suggestion appreciated!!!
Thanks
 

A:Unknown program quickly popping up and disappearing in task bar constantly

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.6

Hello!
I would appreciate any help whatsoever! This virus, or whatever it is, has me stumped!
I think I have been hijacked, only on internet explorer-when checking task manager, Internet explorer is always running, even when I "End Task" . Mozilla Firefox is working fine, but Internet explorer pops up both visible and invisible windows, and constantly asks me to make it my default program!
I suspect malware, and possibly a virus, but my spyware program cannot find anything besides cookies. My antivirus program pops up saying it has deleted multiple trojans, but something is definitely going wrong!

here are is my Hijack this log
Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)
Run by Brennan at 2008-11-05 19:05:05
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
System drive C: has 34 GB (59%) free of 57 GB
Total RAM: 478 MB (36% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:05:18 PM, on 11/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mo... Read more

A:Hijacked? Internet Explorer constantly running and popping up, but I use Mozilla!

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and Save it to your Desktop in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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Please uninstall the following via Start->(or My Computer)->Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs if they still exist:

Viewpoint Manager
Viewpoint Media Pl... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.8

Some program keeps popping up for a split second on my task bar every few minutes, and I can't figure out what it is.
It's pretty annoying because whenever it happens it switches the current window's focus.
It seems to happen randomly, and not at a set time interval.
I don't think it's malware... but I could be wrong. It pops ups and disappears much too quickly to identify it.
How can figure out what it is? (Btw, I'm running Windows 7.)
 

A:Solved: Unknown program quickly popping up and disappearing in task bar constantly

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.8

The sound with both speakers/ headphones on my laptop is constantly making "popping" sounds, and sometimes it even stutters - very aggressively and without putting any load on the laptop - even with a simple mp3 playback.I've tried EVERYTHING - Realtek / Lenovo / Windows drivers, uninstalled Windows, wasted so much precious time on it.This is the second damaged unit I get from lenovo in a month's time. I hope they can provide a quick solution for this problem, or else I'm returning this laptop and never buying / recommending Lenovo ever again. 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.8

For the past two days now, every so many minutes, McAfee will say that it has "Blocked and Removed" another trojan. Usually I wouldn't be worried, being that McAfee is blocking the trojans, but the fact that it blocks another one every couple of minutes, no matter what I do, leads me to believe that something has already infected my computer and is calling the trojans. I have tried multiple virus scanning programs, all which either didn't turn up any results or didn't fix the problem. I also system restored to a few days before it started, but this seemed to only make the problem worse, as originally it was the same trojan over and over again, but now its a different trojan each time. I'm lost and desperate, my processor is constantly running at at least 50% now, please help.

A:McAfee Constantly detecting trojans for 2 days straight

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.44) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM 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 has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

Hi there, my dad's laptop, an Acer Aspire 7763z-4809 running Windows 7, has one of the most bizzare problems I have ever seen.
 
He described the problem to me as the screen constantly flipping around and changing orientation all by itself. By pressing the arrow keys you can also flip it manually... sometimes.
 
I turned on the on-screen keyboard to find out that Ctrl and Alt are constantly being held or toggled. Alt and Ctrl can sometimes be temporarily disabled by just pressing those keys, but they will just toggle on (pressed) again, or flicker between being pressed and not pressed. On top of that, whatever is going on seems to really like flipping the screen upsidedown, or just flip it in random directions (but usually upsidedown). I guess it is doing this with the ctrl+alt+arrowkey hotkey combination (which I didn't think was enabled...). And on top of this, it seems to be pressing right click a lot (or some equivalent), because context menus often come up.
 
Bizzare, right? The laptop is extremely hard to navigate, because it has a mind of its own. Between the screen flipping, ctrl and alt being toggled at random, and context menus going haywire, it's a complete mess.
 
It seemed to be lacking a virus program, so I was able to very awkwardly get Microsoft Security Essentials installed (just typing "MSE" into google was hard, let alone installing the software) and I ran a scan. Problem persists.
 
Plea... Read more

A:Alt and Ctrl keys constantly toggling, screen constantly flipping

Computer Hope has listed a few ideas on this problem. May be worth a quick look -
Flipped monitor display in Windows
 
Tell us if this helps or not -
 
Regards -

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by HP_Administrator at 19:52:23.07 on Fri 02/11/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1982.921 [GMT -6:00]

AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Easy Synchronization\LogitechEasySync.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\Memory Card Utility\iP6700D\PDUiP6700DMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Pivot Software\wpctrl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\INSTAN~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
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A:Norton is constantly blocking Instrusion attempts by several different attackers and Just-In time debugging keeps popping up.

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!These instru... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

Hello,

My Norton 360 Antivirus keeps blocking intrusion attempts. There are a serious of different attempts every 20-30 minutes.

From the Norton Security Log,

Risk Name: HTTPS Tidserv Request 2
Attacking Computer: 01n02n4cx00.cc (91.212.226.5,443)
Source Address 91.212.226.5 (91.212.226.5)

Risk Name: HTTPS Tidserv Request
Attacking Computer: 91.212.226.182, 80
Attacking URL: 7gafd33ja90a.com/ (very long)

Risk Name: HTTP Misleading Application Detection
Attacking Computer: 91.217.162.190, 80
Attacking URL: xp-scaner.com/dm-php? (very long)

Also the Just In-Time Debugger keeps popping up on the main screen. I'm not sure if this is somehow related to viruses or attacks or simply a system error.

Please provide any assistance that you can in helping resolve this issue. I appreciate your help. Thank you!

James

A:Norton is constantly blocking Instrusion attempts by several different attackers and Just-In time debugging keeps popping up.

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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Plesae help me with this problem. (logs attached after description)

My McAfee realtime was turning off automatically and computer was booting up VERY slow and taing a long time to load startup programs. Downloaded MBAM which caught myriad malware, then MBAM realtime. After this though MBAM realtime has been constantly catching (and blocking) my PC's automatic attempt to access the website 85.234.191.60 which seems to be some rogue website in Latvia or something. This happens precisely every hour at 25 minutes and 58 minutes after each hour according to MBAM logs.
McAfee Realtime protection is still constantly being "disabled" after a couple of minutes at most of enabling it.
Computer is still slow on loading the startup applications. Between the system tray loading, startup programs starting, McAfee enabling and disabling, it taks about 10 minutes before I can do anything on my computer from the time the main windows screen first appears.

I saw another thread....someone else seemed to have this exact problem and after many steps running Combofix seemed to fix it. I have not run this because of the "warnings" with it and I do not know exactly what it does.. but perhaps this is the soltuon???? not sure....

Here are the logs.

Thans in advance for your help.

DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 22:43:22.57 on Sun 11/21/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1227 [GMT -5:00]

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A:MBAM Constant IP Block 85.234.191.60, multiple mshta.exe, mcafee realtime constantly turns off

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We 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 your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for post... Read more

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Since upgrading to Windows 10, on my Alienware 17R3, I Constantly keep getting a popup to "update Your Recovery Media".  I did update my recovery media immediately after upgrading to windows 10, But I still keep getting the popup every time i reboot my laptop and almost every hour or so.   I have clicked on "Do Not remind me" option on popup , but  I Still Get it!
I figured it no harm to trying to update my recovery media again just a couple days ago to see if I could get rid of the nagging popup, But I am still getting it.   Has anyone else experienced this and know any solution/suggestions?? 

A:"Update your Recovery Media" Constantly popping up. (Even after updating already)

Try asking your question in the Alienware owner club forum.

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I did a search on this site, hoping to find someone else had this problem, but I came up empty handed.

My annoying problem is that I am using IE 6.0, and the "Work Offline, No internet connection is currently detected, blah blah blah" window keeps popping up! It will pop up even if I don't have IE 6 loaded. If I shut down all of my browsers and walk away, when I come back, there will be like 40 taskbar buttons, all the same, this annoying 'work offline' window has popped up over and over.

I have tried an IE repair, under the add/remove program. Didn't work. I am using AOL to get online, if that matters. But even if AOL is not loaded, nor any browsers, this "work offline' still pops up.

Can someone help? Thanks...
 

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Every time I try to run a program, I get a popup asking "how do you want to open this file". Is there any way to disable this annoying Windows 10 issue? A user on a Microsoft thread I found posted the following:

I found a free tech support site that resolved the problem.

http://techguy.org

It was an update that was missing information.

Please help!!

Thanks!
 

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Hi, I am having several problems with my computer, wondering if I am infected with something? First noticed the computer running slowly. Then began freezing all the time. Then noticed that when I switch to a new internet page at times I notice a small black screen that will pop-up or flash on the page, but only for a second...almost like you'd get on a "run command" type scrren, if that makes sense. Also, I keep getting a security options failure. It seems this only comes after the computer freezes and I try to hit alt, control, delete to bring up task manager. I have tried to run Norton Anti-virus and spybot. I've used CCleaner to remove unnecessary files/clean. The virus software finds nothing unusual (usually some cookies with tracking, but no virus. Any ideas? Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:54:57 AM, on 8/19/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16890)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\16.5.0.134\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A0... Read more

A:Infected? Blue screen, black screen popping up in background, freezing and slow

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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Hi... this screen keeps popping up
only started yesterday..... at night... and this morning as well
see the attached screen shot I did

I am windows 7 IE 8

thank you
hope I gave you enough info

A:Help please with a screen that keeps popping up

Hi,

Does this allways pop-up on a specific website? If so, which one?

Regards,
Golden

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I don't know what I did but recently, my log-on screen with my picture on it pops up all the time. It is in a locked state (dont know how that happened either) and has a "Switch User" tab beneath it. It pops up when I am playing an online game which is very irritating. I am the only one who uses this computer so I have my login marked as "Administrator". What do I do to fix this? Thankyou in advance.

A:Log on Screen Keeps Popping up

You could try a System Restore point. Try the day before it started.
Easy and you won't loose any info. Put a check mark in "Show other restore points" if needed when this window opens.
Mike

Just in case.
System Restore

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Hi,

I recently installed IE9 and find that ads keep popping up in the top left of my screen. I think it just happens on sites that have ads but I find it very annoying. Is there anything I can do to stop this?
 

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A:Having Some Ads Popping On Screen

Hello stickmanI'd like to take a look at this log and I'll get back you you as soon as I can.ourwilly.

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After I registered my PC with HP a blue screen keeps displaying that says {Welcome to your new PC You're all done}, but when I click on the Done it goes away for awhile but comes back.

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res://aaResources,dll/104 keeps popping up on screen. Says it can't be located. What is this?  How do I fix this.

A:res://aaResources,dll/104 keeps popping up on screen. Says i...

Hi, It is probably a small program installed called Amazon Assistant which is creating this problem. You should uninstall the program. Right-click on start and click on programs and features and find the Amazon Assistant Program in the list. Uninstall the program. Hope it helps,David

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