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Facebook privacy and slowness issues

Q: Facebook privacy and slowness issues

what do you know about facebook upcoming jan 1 privacy change?

and is this site facebook the only site that slows computer? i bet its in the top five

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A: Facebook privacy and slowness issues

I'm pretty certain that privacy change for Jan 1, 2015 was ruled a hoax.

As for it slowing down computers...I'm sure it does for some people. Top 5? Most likely!

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can someone give me the url where i make facebook totally private?

not" go to control options scroll etc"

just the url

can i make everything private?

i hate facebook its sucks

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Hello, I would like to know if there is a way to prevent my friends from seeing a group I join on FB.

Basically I play poker often but like to keep that seperate from my friends, How can I make it so ONLY I can see it?

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Want privacy on Facebook? Here is how to get some.

Over the past week, Facebook has been nudging its users - first gently, then firmly - to review and update their privacy settings.

-- Tom

A:Want privacy on Facebook? Here is how to get some

Good Info

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hi there. I need to know if there is any way to track who is looking at a facebook profile. I'm not talking about through apps (those are junk). Can an IT person figure out a way though?

A:facebook privacy

No, You can;t find out who has been looking at your page. It would be against their privacy policy

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Facebook privacy: a guide.

Facebook has decent privacy controls, but most users don't realize how to take full advantage of them. Ars guides you through Facebook's privacy settings so that you can be both social and respectable at the same time.

-- Tom

A:Facebook privacy: a guide


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I heard about the Facebook Privacy Scanner from Merijn Bellekom (the creator of HijackThis and other applications). He tested it and found that it does not work in Opera but works great in Firefox.

ReclaimPrivacy.org | Facebook Privacy Scanner

This website provides an independent and open tool for scanning your Facebook privacy settings. The source code and its development will always remain open and transparent.
Drag this link to your web browser bookmarks bar: Scan for Privacy
Log in to facebook.com and then click that bookmark
You will see a series of privacy scans that inspect your privacy settings and warn you about settings that might be unexpectedly public.

My results are shown in the attached image.

A:Facebook Privacy Scanner

I like the idea; but I cannot get it work. Maybe because I don't have a bookmarks toolbar. Even with the bookmarks toolbat, I get an error message.

Edited to add: I finally got it to work. It was my security settings in FF. I have nailed down my Facebook account. Thank you, Corrine. I could not rep you; I have to spread some around.

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Would someone mind checking my Facebook page to make sure the privacy settings have been put in place? The page. Basically, you should see my name/school/photo but be unable to view the entire profile.

A:Facebook privacy check

Seems to be working.

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From BBC News - Facebook privacy settings to be made simpler

Social network giant Facebook will roll out a new set of privacy settings to all its users starting on 26 May.

The company said it will post the details on its blog.

and from New Facebook Privacy Controls Arrive on Wednesday

On Sunday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised simplified privacy settings ?in coming weeks.? It now looks like that timetable has been bumped up, with an executive at the social network revealing at an event in New York that new features will launch tomorrow.

See the links for the complete articles.

A:New Facebook Privacy Controls

Mark Zukerberg's blog post: Facebook | Making Control Simple

Facebook, Controlling How You Share: Facebook | Privacy Guide

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Facebook in Privacy Breach.

Top-Ranked Applications Transmit Personal IDs, a Journal Investigation FindsClick to expand...

-- Tom

A:Facebook in Privacy Breach

Good read

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10 tips to protect your privacy on Facebook.

How to block prying eyes from your profile, photos and posts

Related: Make Your Facebook Account Private.

-- Tom

A:10 tips to protect your privacy on Facebook

Tip #1 don't have a Facebook account.


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Recently we saw the rise of Google+ and users migrating to it, due to its very high Privacy Settings. Well, facebook is up with its answer..

Facebook, on its official blog said that it would be upgrading its privacy settings(looks like they took a leaf out of Google+).. Here are some settings which they would be including soon.

1.Inline Profile Controls: Whenever you want to edit your privacy controls for your profile, you usually have to head over to Privacy and select the appropriate option. Now, each and every aspect of your profile has the button right next to it, making it easier to select what to share with who.
2. Profile Tag Review: Does people tag you in weird pictures and its notifications irritates you? You now get to approve or disapprove photos, posts or videos where you have been tagged. Well, pretty useful feature.

3. Content Tag Review: You would now be able to approve or disapprove if anyone has tagged you in your own photos or posts. Now, if you see someone’s photo, you can also tag them(subject to their approval). This feature would again help you in not getting tagged in annoying unrelated pictures.

4. View Profile As: You can now see how your profile looks to others and make necessary privacy changes accordingly. All this can now be done by clicking a button next to the Edit Profile button called ‘View Profile As’.

5. Inline Sharing Controls: Facebook is planning to change its update option. After the updates, you will be able to add you... Read more

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How Google & Facebook Violate Your Privacy.

Google and Facebook have built an entire business model based on the notion of 'monetizing' our privacy. The question is, how much is it worth?

-- Tom

A:How Google & Facebook Violate Your Privacy

Good Read indeed...............But if you want a secure browser add on for FREE than this is for you .Keeps your pc safe and secure here is the link , like I said don't know how much longer it will be free so better grab it quick for your pc. Ok heres the link............http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prevx-SafeOnline/254680228961 Grab it fast.................

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Privacy Plug-In Fakes out Facebook (2 web pages).

FaceCloak lets users hide sensitive updates from prying eyes, including Facebook's.

-- Tom

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10 Solid Tips to Safeguard Your Facebook Privacy.

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A:10 Solid Tips to Safeguard Your Facebook Privacy

Good tips there!

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Facebook is making users sign up for new privacy policy that allows it to track users everywhere on the Internet
This is really bad news for privacy lovers.  Facebook has just updated its privacy policy which allows Facebook to track you, the Facebook user activity even after you have left Facebook website to surf other pages. And more over you have already agreed to it without realizing it.
Facebooks new policy allows it to gather data about you, from across the internet. This is in addition to the normal data it generally gathers when you post something or add friends to your network.  The new privacy policy has such provisions that, Facebook now pass this information with its subsidiaries like WhatsApp and Instagram.
Readers may not know that Facebook had already announced the new privacy policy last November but it is being implemented from Friday.  You may be surprised as to why Facebook did not notify you, but it so happens that you are deemed to have agreed to the new policy once you log into Facebook.
Facebook management says that the new policy will help it tabulate data which can be used to serve precision adverts to the users and avoid serving unwanted information to them.


A:Facebook’s new privacy policy lets it track you everywhere online.


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New Facebook Home Page, Important New Privacy Setting.

-- Tom

A:New Facebook Home Page, Important New Privacy Setting

Facebook and Privacy in the same sentence?

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My PC, specifically both browsers, started acting up about a week ago. I had not added any new programs and not visited any different sites than usual that I can think of. Both Firefox and IE are terribly slow -- To the point sometimes pages don't load at all. I removed my temp internet files, cookies and cleaned up the PC and no change. I went through the suggestions before posting and saw no change.

AVG did not find any issues and Spybot did not either.

Any help you all can provide will be much appreciated.

I tried last night to post this but I couldn't get either browser to handle the attachments. Today they attached so yay.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 2:38:20.56 on Sun 01/03/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3327.1432 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: AVG Firewall *enabled* {8decf618-9569-4340-b34a-d78d28969b66}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
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A:Browser slowness issues

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Hello everyone,
Nasdaq said he'd help me with my other computer and I appreciate his help. Here are the logs!
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-06-2014 01
Ran by David (administrator) on MAIN-PC on 11-06-2014 16:20:00
Running from C:\Users\David\Desktop
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Normal
The only official download link for FRST:
Download link for 32-Bit version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/
Download link for 64-Bit Version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/
Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted or outdated.
See tutorial for FRST: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\afwServ.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(BlueStack Systems, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\BlueStacks\HD-LogRotatorService.exe
(BlueStack Systems, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\BlueStacks\HD-UpdaterService.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dasHost.exe
(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciS... Read more

A:Computer Slowness - Issues

Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.

(BitTorrent Inc.) C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
HKU\S-1-5-21-903154375-3973902662-3159236840-1001\...\Run: [uTorrent] => C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe [1671504 2014-05-31] (BitTorrent Inc.)
SearchScopes: HKCU - {2F2085F5-B82D-43EB-AAAF-848B59B5B8FF} URL =
Toolbar: HKLM - No Name - {318A227B-5E9F-45bd-8999-7F8F10CA4CF5} - No File
Toolbar: HKLM - No Name - {CC1A175A-E45B-41ED-A30C-C9B1D7A0C02F} - No File
S3 cpuz136; \??\C:\Users\David\AppData\Local\Temp\cpuz136\cpuz136_x64.sys [X]
S3 VBoxNetFlt; \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\VBoxNetFlt.sys [X]
C:\Users\David\AppData\Local\Temp\Creative Cloud Helper.exe
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This isn't my computer, so my history of the issue is 2nd hand.  I started looking at the computer this afternoon.  Toshiba laptop running windows 7.  About 4-5 days ago started giving the message that is was unable to find "C:program files (x86)\search\extensions\client.exe" upon startup.  System would continue to run but slower.  DVD player stopped working.  Firefox and Internet explorer slowed.  At one point a file could not be deleted (no error message, just not acknowledging the request).  If multiple programs were opened, speed slowed considerably.  System would freeze.  Each restart resulted in slower processing.  Sometimes startup failed.  User tried virus scans (nothing noteworthy....tracking cookies mostly), disk mantainence, defrag, system restore, and malware bytes anti-malware (nothing found).  The original error message no longer appears but all other symptoms continue.
Today I tried check disk (no issues), ccleaner, and malware bytes anti-rootkt (no issues).  While I was working, when the computer went into sleep mode and we attempted to awaken it...it was SLOW.  Both to get to the logon screen and then to load windows.  Took forever to access the wireless and something was trying to pop-up in the lower right corner, but it was just a blank box.  I had to restart to get it to disappear. 
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A:Possible Infection? Slowness and intermittent issues

Hi, it may not be malware but I'd like to run these.Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Double-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.Do not reboot the computer, you will need to run the application again.>>>>Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure... Read more

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We have been having slowness with our latitude 7389s (more than 10 of them) The fan starts spinning really fast, underneath the laptop gets really hot and the CPU usage goes up to 80-90% (each time its a different process) and the computer gets really sluggish and unusable 
We have the latest bios/drivers on those laptops. and Hardware diagnostics are not finding any issues.

Anyone else having the similar issue?

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ISP contacted about connection issues, nothing wrong. Other devices function properly. Crashes and issues with "Windows updates not being able to be completed" . Maybe just needs a tune up, but regardless I wish to enlist some help!
Also the amount of files checked in my last McAfee scan made HUGE jumps in the last couple of months

A:Overall Slowness and connection issues along with possible malware or virus

Download Security Check from here or 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.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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hi,thanx in advance for any help. computer sorta sluggishLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:26:28 PM, on 12/13/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Agfa\IMPAX Client\Agfa.Client.Updater.Service.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exeC:\WINDOWS\Logi_Mw... Read more

A:general slowness issues, any extraneous stuff?

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. After it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both. log.txt will be maximized and info.txt will be minimized. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. Thank you for your patience.If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instructed to do so! Let me know if any of the links do not work or if any of the tools do not work. Tell me about problems or symptoms that occur during the fix. Do... Read more

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Hello all.Recently I've been having problems with 3 issues:1. Google very slow with search results...- Google used to load my results quickly but now it can take up to a minute to get anything I search for back, if anything at all. I've been told before to clear cookies and the like and I have but nothing has changed. I know this does not have to do with my internet connection. Other search engines work fine, but I would of course prefer to use Google!2. Sometimes, it redirects me- Not all the time, but sometimes when I click a search result it will redirect me to some strange website/advertisement. At first I found this annoying but I dealt with it, but now it's just gotten worse. I don't even have to click a link off of Google - it can be any link from any website, and sometimes I get redirected that way as well. Plus, random pop-ups every now and then. 3. Audio problems- Not sure if this is related but it's just curious how my laptop's audio stopped working all of a sudden, around the time all of these other problems started. The speaker will say it's on, there's no x by it or anything, but it just doesn't have any sound. I also want to note I tried to run GMER but it froze at the end every time I tried.Here is the DDS file I was told to paste:---------------------------------------------.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421Run by Mike at 17:55:44 on 2012-02-02Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.76... Read more

A:Google redirect/slowness + Audio issues!

Hi,Please do the following: Please download aswMBR to your desktop.

Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run it

When asked if you want to download Avast's virus definitions please select Yes.

Click the Scan button to start the scan

On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.

You will also notice another file created on the desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) file. Attach that zipped file in your next reply as well

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My computer has been generally slow for a while, but suddenly one day it was having a lot of issues. 3 blue screens over the course of two hours despite only using chrome type issues.

I set it up to check the C-drive, restarted to initiate that and went to bed.

The next day it seemed to be fine. The day after that I shut down and when I came back I noticed it was on the log-in screen as if it had restarted instead of shut down. So I logged in and shut it down again.

When I came back the next morning it was very slow to start-up, staying on the initializing screen after log in for 5-10 minutes. When it finally loaded all transparency was gone and it was extremely slow in general. When I tried to check the event viewer I got a "the snap-in is not responding" error and it wouldn't work. I checked for updates and saw there was one for my graphics card so maybe it was a graphics card issue, but the update errors. I tried checking the properties of my C-drive again but every time I right click it windows explorer errors and restarts.

I restarted again and it's very slow to open any new program. Even task manager takes a few minutes. Not sure what to do next.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:General Slowness, 3 BSOD in 2 hours, then various issues

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista

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I'm occasionally experiencing pc/web browsing slowness, I'm also occassionally getting redirected when searching in yahoo, and I'm often getting programs that are getting "stopped working" and/or "needs to close" errors. I have followed instructions and posted logs below:

DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Randaya at 4:28:34.12 on Mon 12/01/2008
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3062.1675 [GMT -8:00]

============== 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
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\upeksvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k apphost
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A:Slowness/Browser Redirection/Program Issues

Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:


Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that.

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My computer has been generally slow for a while, but suddenly one day it was having a lot of issues. 3 blue screens over the course of two hours despite only using chrome type issues.

I set it up to check the C-drive, restarted to initiate that and went to bed.

The next day it seemed to be fine. The day after that I shut down and when I came back I noticed it was on the log-in screen as if it had restarted instead of shut down. So I logged in and shut it down again.

When I came back the next morning it was very slow to start-up, staying on the initializing screen after log in for 5-10 minutes. When it finally loaded all transparency was gone and it was extremely slow in general. When I tried to check the event viewer I got a "the snap-in is not responding" error and it wouldn't work. I checked for updates and saw there was one for my graphics card so maybe it was a graphics card issue, but the update errors. I tried checking the properties of my C-drive again but every time I right click it windows explorer errors and restarts.

I restarted again and it's very slow to open any new program. Even task manager takes a few minutes. Not sure what to do next.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey everyone,
I need some help. Here are the logs including the attached.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537
Run by David at 18:45:27 on 2014-06-07
Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise  6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.3767.1618 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\BlueStacks\HD-LogRotatorService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\BlueStacks\HD-UpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hotspot Shield\bin\cmw_srv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hotspot Shield\bin\hsswd.exe
C:\Windows\KMSServerService\KMS Server Service.exe
C:\Program Files (... Read more

A:Computer Issues - Slowness, Virus Detections, Paranoia

I am going to bump this as nothing has occured yet. Thanks.

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I purchased a Yoga 300 less than a week ago and ever since purchase it has been running laggily. It was a display model (I realise this may be part of the reason it lags); however I have had particular trouble with my trackpad. Every time I tried to scroll with two fingers, it would jerkily try to catch up, and beeped loudly. I downloaded the new Windows 10 driver to fix this issue, only now it only scrolls when it decides to, and slowly at that! Currently I can only scroll by using the cursor on the screen, or with the arrow keys (which is also laggy). I have tried to access the additional mouse options via Settings, but it comes up with an error message saying "Windows can't access the specified device, path or file".Please help! 

A:Yoga 300 Trackpad/Windows 10 issues and general slowness

I'm in this exact predicament, the store I purchased from won't refund or exchange, I cant sell it and I can't seem to find the correct advice online. Please let me know if you found the answer..

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A Google Chrome extension is a slap in the face for Facebook.
By Eric Doyle, 22 Oct 2010 at 14:44

As a lover of Facebook but a supporter of privacy, developer Brian Kennish has devised a Facebook application claiming to block information to and from third-party advertisers.

Kennish, a developer at Google, decided to develop a program to counter Facebook Connect?s ability to follow users as they browse registered sites on the web. It also suppresses the ?Connect via Facebook? sidebar.

As a member of the Chrome team, his application is an extension for the Google browser. He therefore felt it necessary to make it clear on his download site that he developed the utility as a private individual and that it had nothing to do with any Google initiative.

He had been keeping his head down since he launched Disconnect. ?Thanks, but I wouldn?t be a very good interview right now. Here?s an algorithm to simulate: No comment,? was his only response on Twitter.

On his blog he elaborated: ?I?ll have more to say about the making of and response to the Facebook Disconnect extension later.?

Kennish claimed Facebook Connect had a history of leaking personally identifiable information and Facebook Disconnect blocked this traffic from the third-party sites to Facebook servers.

Read more: Unofficial privacy tool ‘Facebook Disconnect’ launched | IT PRO

A:Facebook privacy tool "Disconnect"

Anyone who trusts a company like Facebook with their private data is just asking for trouble :/

Not only has Facebook been caught selling data on, its privacy tools have been repeatedly shown to be 'window-dressing' with no real protection offered.

Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2

A Google Chrome extension is a slap in the face for Facebook.
By Eric Doyle, 22 Oct 2010 at 14:44

As a lover of Facebook but a supporter of privacy, developer Brian Kennish has devised a Facebook application claiming to block information to and from third-party advertisers.

Kennish, a developer at Google, decided to develop a program to counter Facebook Connect?s ability to follow users as they browse registered sites on the web. It also suppresses the ?Connect via Facebook? sidebar.

As a member of the Chrome team, his application is an extension for the Google browser. He therefore felt it necessary to make it clear on his download site that he developed the utility as a private individual and that it had nothing to do with any Google initiative.

He had been keeping his head down since he launched Disconnect. ?Thanks, but I wouldn?t be a very good interview right now. Here?s an algorithm to simulate: No comment,? was his only response on Twitter.

On his blog he elaborated: ?I?ll have more to say about the making of and response to the Facebook Disconnect extension later.?

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Hello, I am hoping someone can tell me where I can look for a program (probably free) that is logging all activity on my computer.
I mean after clearing history and cookies, someone can still come on my computer and read all my emails that I have sent/received and deleted.
It must be a program that logs every key pressed because changing passwords does not work...they can find them out too.
It is so frustrating..nothing sinister is going on in my part...this person is just a busy body and it is very irritating. So intrusive.
Even if I go on Messenger they seem to know what my relatives/friends and I have chatted about and I have Messenger set to not keep a log.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Privacy Issues

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Windows 10 presents a number of privacy and reporting issues that many users object to. I've read that some of these potentially spying improvements were also added to Windows 8.1 in the critical updates.

Is there a list of these new privacy defeating improvements downloaded into 8.1 that I can remove?

Thank you.

A:Privacy issues

New Windows 7/8/8.1 updates spy on you just like Windows 10

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I recently got fibre broadband (with TalkTalk) and they sent a new router and new password for wireless connection. Presumably it's strongly recommended to change the password since they set it and probably have a record of it?
It's mentioned at the back of the booklet as an option if we want, but there's no emphasis on it.

Also, they advise that the router should be left on at all times otherwise it will "slow things down", and keeping it on "allows us to run checks on your line overnight to ensure you're getting the best speeds possible."
Why the hell should switching your router on and off slow things down, and why do they need to perform checks on the line to ensure we're getting the best speeds?!

Also, they say that if you want to return your previous router you can do so for free by putting it in the bag (that the new one came in) and taking it to the Post Office!
For a pretty cheap item, why are they prepared to pay postage charges and also pay for staff to deal with it at their end just so they can get it back?!

A:ISP privacy issues

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Hi all,

My roommate is studying to be a network guru and he administers our network at home. There are 3 people living here. He uses a Netgear Stora server and we have FIOS. I have an HP dv4notebook. I discovered he has been stalking my computer for the last 6 months. He can get into my Gmail accounts so I have to assume he has all of my passwords too. Is he getting those from the registry? I have since installed Zone Alarm and turned off Remote Access. I also have Webroot w/ Spy Sweeper. When I shutdown my computer flashes a black and white screen that says it?s waiting for background programs to close. These are the services I disabled:
Function Discovery Provider Host
Function Discovery Resource Publication
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service
Parental Controls
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Access Desktop Configuration
Remote Desktop Services
Remote Registry
Routing and Remote Access
Secondary Logon
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service
Windows Defender
Windows Firewall
RPC Endpoint Mapper is grayed out and inaccessible
RPC Locator is still on Automatic
RPC Properties is on Automatic, Network Services with a password I didn?t put in there

The computer is either with me or locked in a safe when I?m not using it. Is there any way I?m going to be able to use the internet at home privately? Unfortunately moving is not an option at this time.
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A:Privacy Issues

I would guess that he's sniffing network traffic, and pulling your passwords and such from that. I, personally, would go out of your residence and change your passwords to everything. Also, while moving out isn't an option at present, I'd start looking. :P

I would also re-enable most/all of those services. I don't think axing them is helping you in this situation. Do you connect to the network via a hardwire, or wireless?

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recently i visited this site called /http://www.auditmypc.com/
it had a section on anonymous surfing which evaluated the details that i was giving out without my knowledge.. apart from finding out my ip it was able to find the country, state and the city in which i live..
it also mentioned a warning that my internal ip was also found (what is an internal ip, btw?)
how do i prevent my computer from sending these details?
PS even google keeps showing my location in the search results page..how do i stop that

A:Solved: privacy issues

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Hello, I have over the years wondered what settings I should adjust for my safety. It seems that sometimes after I visit a website that is not more than an hour or even less that I get an email in my junk folder that seems to somehow be tied to the site I visited. This happens even though I did not enter any information into the site, I was just browsing the webpages. Can someone provide information on how to stop this invasion?

thank you

A:Internet and privacy issues

Which browser are you using? Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera? Have you had a look at what privacy settings you've enabled?

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Who all are dumping all google services because of their new privacy issues?

A:Google privacy issues.

Not me. It could not interest me less, even if Google got my browser history once a day.

I have nothing to hide. I do not search anything illegal, nor do I visit websites I couldn't tell my mother and my priest. Google is in no way attacking me, they are not using the gathered information against me. On the contrary, allowing Google and Microsoft and what not to find out about my browsing habits I feel I am participating, helping to create an Internet that better serves me and others, to find out what kind of information I need, search and browse.

You cannot seriously think Google has a slightest interested in you, personally in you? Please believe me, they do not have a department there just for spying you and what you do online. You can visit all the XXX sites you want to, Google is not going to call your parents. For them, you (like me and others) are a nameless zero, non-person.


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Hi All!

I just got my laptop back after its HDD failed & was replaced. I just finished reading the frightening License Term Agreement" & there are several things I either want to disable, delete or block, but I don't know how to, (or even if I should!) do it.

I hate the way Windows is now set up to be so interested in everything that a simple, home-user like me does. I cherish my Security & Privacy and it really bothers me how over-involved Microsoft is in my computer life. Anyway, I'm in the process of setting everything up & I want to fix some of the Privacy-related issues that are mentioned in the "License Term Agreement". (If you haven't read this paranoid document you really should...it opened up my eyes!)

Here goes:

1. "Network Awareness"-it says there is a Registry setting to change in order to turn off the "Active Query".
What do I have to do to accomplish this?

2. It mentions there is a Windows Firewall Configuration to determine if I want to enable the IPv6 Connectivity
Service. I don't like the description of this 'service' as it states a continuous checking with something called
"Teredo" to verify connection to the IPv6 service. (teredo.ipv6.microsoft.com) This sounds quite intrusive,
especially since it sends connectivity info to Microsoft continuously. Is this IPv6 service necessary, & why
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A:Fixing privacy issues

Dont like the way the major sign in/login is my email address great way to get stitched up if your hacked.
in firefox i use the options see screenshot.
duck/duck searches bing and google its an intermediary not a true engine.
opt out and smart screen can be turned off/changed within pc settings

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So im planning to begrudgingly upgrade to windows 10 from 7.

I have been doing some research and have seen alot of things i do not like about about windows 10. So i am turning to you guys for answers.

When i upgrade i want to completely remove Cortana, and the apparent keylogger built into the OS. I also want to set windows updates to allow me to choose when to install them (apparently you cant do this ***?)

Maybe i am misinformed but i want all security and privacy issues fixed before i will comfortably use the OS.

I would also like advice on what bloatware will come with Win 10 and ways to remove it.

I have done some research into doing these things but i was thinking somebody else out there might have better more up to date answers than a google search.


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Hi. Please bare with the exhaustive (exhausting?) note here. I'm having lots of seemingly related issues that it might help to describe...and I'm DESPERATE and a little FRIGHTENED.)

I run windows 98, and MS IE5. I use my university's IT dialup service. Appears that the IP is static. The machine hasn't seen a Kazaa, etc., that I know of, but may have seen some other less savory sites before my issues, and now sees them regularly since I'm hijacked by them. I've surfed to lots of online iq tests and some photographers' sites.), complete with java apps and what not. I rarely download unless it's something reputable like putty, or the malware scanning/blocking softwares.

For a little over a month now, I have experienced a great many hijackings, usually by myexexex (but, earlier, by another called nbk...?? can't quite recall...a dubious search engine).

It's my g.f.'s computer. She had rarely run a virus scan, and I'm not sure she ever peformed an update (Norton). She had never used a firewall. She had never scanned with a malware scanner. She had never performed a Windows Update to my knowledge.

A month or so ago, I installed AdAaware6,SpybotS&D,ZoneAlarm, and spywareblaster. I have more recently included hijackthis, cwshredder, and autostartexplorer. I update each of these almost daily. I run all the malware stuff about every other day.

Now, I have found many dubious .exe's and .dat files.

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A:desperate need of help (dialers, privacy issues, etc.)

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I had the Privacy Protection issue. I have followed the removal guide and I believe I have gotten rid of it. I still have some lingering issues and I am not sure what they are from or how to attack them. Ping.exe has been continuously running and I am continuously getting messages from Malware saying it blocked Ping.exe from accessing a potentially malicious IP. Every now and then it will say svchost.exe and jmzj.exe are accessing the dangerous IPs. I attached the protection log from Malware as it includes all the IP addresses that are trying to be accessed.

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Version: 6.1.7601 SP1

I thank you in advance for your assistance.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Rob at 18:56:31 on 2011-11-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3002.1776 [GMT -5:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Disabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:Lingering Issues after Privacy Protectioninfection

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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Blizzard Entertainment Uses Spyware to Verify EULA Compliance

Yes, that Blizzard Entertainment, the ones who made Warcraft, and World of Warcraft!

See: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=101779 for a discussion on the following Story about the Hack Process running on your computer when you play the game - the issue is one of privacy for gamers that they should know about.

Blog by distinguished security expert, Bruce Schneier:

Blizzard WorldofWarcraft forum reply with regard to hack process they run on your computer when you play their games:

-- Tom

A:Warcraft & WorldofWarcraft Privacy Security Issues

yea i heard about that, no big deal, only people that complain about this is usually the hackers. They adopted onto warcraft3 and diablo server finally, everyone is whining about this, prety funny, makes diablo2 finally intresting. All it does it dump the dlls, to search for any suspious hack programs you might be running, itll catch you very quick, if you notice on any of the blizzard forums, lot of people crying about it. I doubt there going to be stealing your credit card information since they already have it for your wow subscription.

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Hi, I managed to catch some type of redirect/false security alert malware today. It started with a different package and I found a removal instructions post for it, followed it and used MalwareBytes to clean it up. Apparently, that didn't clean it all up, because a little while later, Privacy Protection was telling me about all the viruses I have and I couldn't open up any programs etc. I found the removal post for Privacy Protection, booting in Safe Mode with Networking, ran TDSSKiller, but it did not find any root kits. I ran MalwareBytes again and it found 4 things and it deleted those. So that is where I am at... I attached the aswMBR log since this issue seems very similar to another post being worked today.
Thanks in advance!!

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by asp at 22:31:20 on 2011-12-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3894.2611 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
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A:Redirect issues, Privacy Protection infection

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 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!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you have and re-download the tool. The reason I ask you to do this is because these tools are updated fairly ... Read more

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I bought a new laptop yesterday because my old one broke(was running on XP). I took my old hard drive out of the old laptop and bought an enclosure for it so i could transfer all my crap over. When i connect it to the new laptop, it shows up fine and i can see everything however i try and access folders and then the following message comes up:
You currently don't have permission to access this folder. Click continue to get access.

I press continue and then this message pops up:
You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access you will need to go into SECURITY TAB.

When i go into security tab there's stuff that i don't know much about so i don't wanna click anything in case i mess something up. Can anyone help?

A:External hard drive privacy issues

Taking Ownership - Win7:
Right click on the folder and select Properties
Click on the Security tab, then on the Advanced button
Then on the Owner tab, then on the Edit button
Click once on your account name, then put a checkmark in the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" Then click on OK.
Click OK on the warning dialog about reopening, then click on OK 2 more times to exit the dialog.

Close everything and then you'll be able to open the files

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My husband downloaded trivia mania on our toshiba satellite notebook laptop, and then all of a sudden..virus protector 2008 came up as a new program that had been installed..I cleaned it off with malwarebytes, which i love..the free version, it came with trojans...ms juan malware tracer kept coming back..finally i thought i had it cleaned. went 3 days fine then the virus protector 2008 suddenly installed itself again....my computer just started freezing up..and voila..there was the icon. I cleaned it again using malwarebytes and spybot s&d with immunizing it too...was good for 2 days....then the computer just shut itself down when it had been working fine. then as it started up..blue screen..unmountable boot volume...then it would shutdown and restart..kept doing this over and over..so i googled on this computer..desktop..powerspec with windows xp professional...intel inside pentium 4. i decided to use my recovery and applications/driver..which i had used when we first got it and got infected years before...it worked great..restarted back to out of the box state...with windows xp home edition like the day we bought it..but it didnt work this time...would do the recovery for 50 mins..then say error...then spit out the disc and shutdown...so that one is crapped..have to have it fixed. i cant get it to even come on most times..it did have the service pack 3 on it..found out from microsoft that the service pack has been doing that to toshiba satellites..yay me...and because i... Read more

A:Privacy Issues w/virus protector 2008

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you 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 allthe steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, 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.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


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Thank you for looking and offering any suggestions to cleanse my system.
This is my symptoms:
Sometimes is not possible for me to shut down the computer.

My wallpaper on my XP Home Edition w/SP2 has changed to a reddish background with three reddish wishbone imags. It also says YOUR PRIVACY IS IN DANGER! DOWNLOAD PRIVACY PROTECTION SOFTWARE NOW!

I also receive a Spyware Alert pop-up box
Security Warning!
Worm.Win32.NetBooster detected on your machine. This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and Active-X objects.......
Click Yes to remove it from your PC immediately.
On startup I receive a dialog box stating the following:
Windows Security Alert
Windows has detected an Internet attack attempt....
Somebody's trying to infect your PC with spyware or harmful viruses. Run full system scan now to protect your PC from Internet attacks, hijacking attempts, and spyware! Click here to download spyware removal for total protection.

When I am not connected to the Internet a box appears asking me if I want to work offline or try again. Eventually IE 7 opens up to safenavweb.com.

This the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:08:34 PM, on 5/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:Wallpaper changed to YOUR PRIVACY IS IN DANGER and other issues

Hello brainwave89 and welcome to TSG. Let's see what we can find. Please follow the steps below in order:

Before running a new scan let's clean out the temporary folders.

Download ATF Cleaner to your Desktop.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Click Select All found at the bottom of the list.
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browser, do this also:

Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browser, do this also:

Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.
Close ALL Internet browsers (very important).
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Now download OTScanIt.exe to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named OTScanIt on your desktop.

Note: You must be logged on to the system with an account that has Administrator privileges to run this program.
Open the OTScanIt folder and double-click on OTScanIt.exe to start the program (if you are running on Vista then right-click the program and choose Run as Administrator).
In the Drivers section click on Non-Microsoft.
Under Additional Scans click the checkboxes in front of the following items to select them:
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