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NTFS Self-Healing is An Overlooked but Useful Feature in Windows 7

Q: NTFS Self-Healing is An Overlooked but Useful Feature in Windows 7

We?ve covered how to use the old school CHKDSK command check on disk in Windows 7 yesterday but what we didn?t touch is actually even better. It?s a nice new feature that I didn?t realize its existed either until very recently.

Basically, once the feature is turned on, Window will detect a physical file system error and automatically fix it on the fly without you even noticing it happened. Because of this, you actually have a lot less chances having to run CHKDSK to check the disk manually because most likely the errors you suspected may have been fixed by this self-healing process already.

NTFS Self-healing is turned on by default in Windows 7 but if you are not sure you can use the following command to make sure. Note that the command has to be run as Administrator.

fsutil repair query c:

However, there is a possible downside that you may have already been thinking and wondering. Yes, the data may potentially be removed silently without user?s knowledge during the self-healing process. To address this issue, Microsoft added BugCheckOnCorrupt option that does something you may think it?s crazy.

It throws a BSOD (blue screen of death) and shuts everything down instead of attempting to fix the error, if the system discovers any NTFS corruptions.

Yes, not every BSOD is bad. Some of them happened in purpose, just like this as designed. It does sound crazy because why you would want the system crash, but from the data safety perspective, this attempt is actually better because it increases the chances of having the data recovered from the corruption.

Besides, this is not turned on by default and it?s suggested that you only need to turn it on only if you have the doubts on your hard drive.

To turn it on, simply type the following command as Administrator.

fsutil behavior set BugcheckOnCorrupt 1

Reboot your computer and run the following command as Administrator again to set which drive you want to check.

fsutil repair set <drive name> 0?10

To turn it off after it?s turned on:

fsutil behavior set BugcheckOnCorrupt 0

That?s it, hope it helps.


Preferred Solution: NTFS Self-Healing is An Overlooked but Useful Feature in Windows 7

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

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

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

A: NTFS Self-Healing is An Overlooked but Useful Feature in Windows 7

Thanks Nick, interesting read.

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I'm not sure where to post this question. I posted a HJT log 7 days ago? How long before I should re-post. Thanks!

A:Has my HJT log been overlooked?

Hello amerje

While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large, as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Athough our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.

Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, you wouldn't want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it, would you?


The weatherman

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I put this in yesterday, but seem to have been overlooked. Please help.

Unwanted Popups


Popups keep replicating themselves. I have done the following:

1. Run Adaware and Spybots
2. Run Cleanup

the following is my HijackThis file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 4:09:21 PM, on 3/29/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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Hi HSCC and welcome to TSF.

Please give us this log too....

Download L2MFix from one of these two locations:


Save the file to your desktop and double click l2mfix.exe. Click the Install button to extract the files and follow the prompts. Then open the newly added l2mfix folder on your desktop. Double click l2mfix.bat and select option #1 for Run Find Log by typing 1 and then pressing Enter. This will scan your computer and it may appear nothing is happening. After a minute or 2, notepad will open with a log. Copy the contents of that log and paste it into this thread.

IMPORTANT: Do NOT run option #2 or any other files in the l2mfix folder until you are asked to do so!

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Hi everyone,

I am really sorry to be posting this , I am aware that there are very few BSOD dump analysts and that you are doing this for nothing in return, I think you are all doing a great job

I just wanted to see if my thread may have been overlooked as I posted it around a week ago now and I think that my BUMPs may be making it look like the thread is having replies.


It's fine if nobody is going to reply to it for a while, I just wanted to know if somebody had seen it

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Hi I posted a thread with the required log and zipped files on: 8/23/2010 & Bumped it 3 days later on: 8/26/2010 (2 weeks ago) Here's the link:


Will someone please help me with the proper steps to fix my machine?

A:my thread has been overlooked, please will someone help me?



This thread is closed.

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You are welcome but I apologize for the wait you didn't have any malware in your logs so it was overlloked plus there are many others waiting for a reply as well and limited helpers.This thread is closed.If your the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.Everyone else please begin a New Topic.If none was found a simple reply would have been helpful no? No offense but no response at all is not the way I would help others.

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My previous thread maybe overlooked as I have been adding details to it.


It shows that there has been 10 replies, but they are all updates from me. I last posted last Thursday on 10/1. I still need assistance.

A:My previous post maybe overlooked!

Hello -

As we state in our pre-posting topic...



Additionally, do not bump more than once. If you do, it may appear as though the thread is being handled, and it may be overlooked.

I've replied to your other topic, this one is closed.

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Firstly, I would like to thank you for your time and effort you put in this forum and to request your valuable help.
I'll try to outline my problem, sorry if I become very talkative.

Previous Infection:
It is about three monthes ago that my Dell XPS 1730 started to act peculiar. Initial scans show nothing from
ZoneAlarm Pro, Norton Symantec Corporate AV, Spywareblaster, Ad-aware, etc. When Norton actually found
an irrelevant worm, all things suggested that I have been infected by Vundo. I tried to clean the system myself
following suggestions from various forums (including yours) using Vundofix, HijackThis, Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware
and Combofix WITHOUT posting an actual thread, so it is me to blame that my system became unstable
and I had to set it up again. I have a triple partition HD so I format the boot partition with the installed Win XP
and kept the other two partitions that they have my files.

Current problems:
It seems that reformatting the booting partition and re-installing XP didn't solve my problem. Gradually, some problems
seem to return while others were never solved.
In case that gives you any idea I cannot see wanted (meaning popups I actually click on them) pop up windows
from two browsers (Firefox 3 & IE 7) when Java seems to be involved, flash buttons (which link to a new window)
dont seem to work too for most sites.

I followed your instructions before posting but I was unable to scan from Panda Active Scan becaus... Read more

A:Post from 25 Sept - Probably overlooked - Plz help

BUMP, please

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I am trying to connect my PC to the TV to watch videos using an S-Video cable.

The 'Line In' on the TV is set to the correct input.

On the PC, when going to Desktop > Graphics Properties > Display Devices > Monitor Display is selected by default and Multiple Devices is greyed out and says "Two or more displays must be connected. Please connect another device" (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver)

Tried rebooting, no luck.
Tried connecting to the second S-Video port on the PC, no luck.

Any suggestions?

HP Media Center 7160 n

A:PC to TV using S-Video-Probably something simple I've overlooked :)

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It came to mind that a feature that is used on forum boards and many file sharing sites and other avenue's all have a feature that we all use and are aware of. Whenever we want to upload a file there is a browse feature that lets you access your computer to look for a file to upload. Now maybe most of you already know how to protect against this or that maybe it's harmless, but since I'm not computer savvy, it seems to me like this is a very easy portal into accessing any part of your computer and bypassing any kind of firewall or antivirus program you have, where a hacker or data thief could grab any kind of file or information you have stored on your computer to steel it or to spy on you. Is this a possibility? Or is it because I don't understand exactly how this feature accesses your computer? What is actually happening when this feature is used by both your computer and the website/internet? Is there a way to disable it? Also is there anyway to use this browse/upload feature in a secure way like through SSL or proxy for sites like this?Let me now if I'm just being paranoidghead

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This is just meant as a healthy discussion among us members of sevenforums.
Lately, and not only here, I've seen hundreds of people who showcase their selected parts list for their shiny new computer they will be proudly building as soon as they get the money to buy all those new glistening parts.

However, and this is mostly a pet peeve of mine. It upsets me when builders opt in for an incredibly high performance processor, video card, ram, SDD,HDD,1000 Fans, and water cooling from the most recognized brands, and they select a John Doe power supply claiming to deliver 600watts and 800amps in the 12v rails. Think of it this way.. what is the point of having such fancy accessories, when your engine will not be able to power all of them properly? Or even worse, damage them beyond repair?

Same with motherboards. They select the cheapest one they can find to save money, but people are saving money in parts they should invest the most in. Again, what is the point of having all that power, if your chassis is weak? Too much power and you might break it, and end there crying with pieces all around you.

It seems to me that individuals nowadays take light importance of components that do not seem as interesting because they are the ''computery parts'' they don't really understand the function of.

So tell me Sevenforums, what pc components to you often see overlooked in new builds, and what do you think could be the reason?

A:Which components are often overlooked in a new computer build?

As soon as I saw the post title I thought PSU! You covered that too and I agree they do cheap-out for the heart of the machine that makes it all work and wonder why they have a black screen with a cursor.
The second thing is not getting a quality CPU cooler to help keep that 4.9GHz overclock cool and stable.

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I recently wrote a review of a just-being-released addition to the ThinkPad line, the 14? T490s.  My writeup was based on the one system I had in front of me and, as always with pre-released systems, documentation was sparse at best.  The computer had very early drivers and system software but was remarkably stable and reliable.  New system software started to appear, and I noticed a new BIOS image, that was described as the initial release, but was substantially newer than what was on my computer.  I always try to apply updates as early as possible on any machines I review, hoping to identify any unexpected issues before the general market.  During the BIOS update, a message I had never seen flashed by.  As a result of nothing more than blind luck, my camera happened to be within reach and the battery was charged.  I apologize for the quality of the photo, but there was no time for staging.
New message
Based on what I can ascertain, the process is intended to be completely invisible to the user, other than the message I noticed.  After a BIOS update, the BIOS restarts and, after initialization, the image is backed up before booting into Windows or another operating system.   On subsequent startups, if there is a problem starting, the backed-up BIOS image is restored automatically.  In some ways, this is similar to the way Microsoft handles drivers in Windows. 
As I would expect, Phoenix Techno... Read more

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I have AVG internet security installed on my computer. It runs really well (despite it slowing my computer slightly )

However when I run a scan, reaching the end, it automatically begins "healing" any threats it may have come across. This is all well and good but when it gets right to the end of this process it seems to get stuck almost like it crashes. My cursor turns into the sand timer and "(NOT RESPONDING)" appears in the top of the window?!

It's not a massive problem but I thought I'd post the query in case there's either something I'm doing wrong or in case anyone else has encountered this problem before.

A:AVG Stuck Healing

Hi Mr C, Please stop creating new threads on same subject. You have 2 going already and a moderator will have to close 1 of them.

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Listen, guys,
Antivirus: AVG
VIRUS NAME: Trojan Horse PSW.Generic2.QEO ... i didnt find single link on internet.
File size: 3,88kb

I noticed the file keeps popping up -- C:\Windows\system32\CsdDriver.sys , I was reading a post here http://forums.techguy.org/security/502809-solved-virus-keeps-popping-up.htm , but there is a bit different, it pop ups again and again, I updated my AVG, its fixing it, but it appears after a few seconds. The thing is that there are no C:\WINDOWS\system32\UpperHost.dll file... And this is quite odd, if there was, I could act as the man said in the previous Link..

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:21:16, on 2006.11.14
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
C:\Program Files\Borland\InterBase\bin\ibguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:Please, help me healing this one virus :|

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:01:52 PM, on 1/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [URLLSTCK.exe] C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Sec... Read more

A:AVG detects threat and keeps healing

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Hi, for the last few months I have been using AVG, and in that time I have encountered a few viruses, mainly called JavaByte/Verify, that will not heal, delete, or move to virus vault. Can someone tell me why?
Thanks a lot.

A:Help with AVG removing/healing viruses.

I have ran into this on a clients computer he wanted me to fix. The only way I removed it was to slave the his drive into my test bench computer and used F-Secure to remove it.
Another note. Turn off system restore when removing viruses or removing spyware/malware.

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I am using AVG Free version 7.5 and it is updated but it doesn't heal viruses anymore example RavmonE.exe that can be healed by other computers with AVG FREEMoved from the "XP" Forum. ~acklan~

A:My Avg Free Is Not Healing Viruses Anymore!

Do you have any other anti-virus software on your computer or something loike security suite?

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Somehow my computer contracted a Win32.HEUR virus off of an accidental spam site visit, and now my computer is full of infections.

At first I tried using AVG, but the virus basically overpowered it and tried to uninstall it.. So I got Kaspersky's virus removal tool. It seems to have taken care of the heur for the most part, but now I have a rootkit.tdss that just won't go away.

The problem is, I can't kill any processes, it's locked my taskbar out, I can hardly open any programs, it just says "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is alread yinstalled, create an association in the Default Programs control panel." I can run programs if I select "run as administrator" but thats the only way they will work right now..

There are other symptoms as well, the whole pc is a complete mess right now, I've been working on it all day and night trying to get the infections cleared out. I just ran Hijackthis and I have a log I can post if necessary.

Is there anything else that I can do get this thing off of my computer??


I forgot to mention that when running malwarebytes or kasperskys virus removal, before I can complete the scan, the computer forces a shutdown.

A:Got a nasty virus on my laptop now, need some help healing it.

Hello and welcome let's do these. tell me how we are after.>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyTDDS Killer Please read carefully and follow these steps. Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.Extract its contents to your desktop and make sure TDSSKiller.exe (the contents of the zipped file) is on the Desktop itself, not within a folder on the desktop.Go to Start > Run (Or you can hold down your Windows key and press R) and copy and paste the following into the text field. (make sure you include the quote marks) Then press OK. (If Vista, click on the Vista Orb and copy and paste the following into the Search field. (make... Read more

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I have had this issue for many months, now. I loaded Vista x64 Home Premium to run in a dual-boot configuration with my XP Pro. I do critical work so I didn't trust going to Vista exclusively. I mainly wanted it to see if I could utilize all my RAM and speed up Photoshop processing.
I have had it working three or four times, (except for tablet functionality) then when I must re-boot because of SP1 and other security updates or in one case, I installed Office 2007, it does nothing on restart; black screens and just sits there, totally unresponsive. No blinking of the LED which shows drive activity. When re-booting, F8 isn't working (nothing happens). Regarding the previous instances, I gave up trying to get it to respond and went back to booting into XP, which always works fine. Then after a period (usually a month or more) I will try booting into Vista, on restart, and viola, it works again!
WTF is going on?

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo: 2,400 Mhz on air (10% OC)
Thermalright XP-90C with 92MM Thermoflow temperature sensing fan
4 Gig of OCZ Titanium DDR400 (PC3200) dual channel, unbuffered RAM
MSI NX6600-TD256E video card & dual 24? wide screen LCDs setup
2X - WD 250Gb 7200RPM SATA main drive, w. 16Mb cache
(one for XP Pro and one for Vista x64 Home Premium)
2X - Fujitsu MAU3036NP (15K RPM hard drives running SCSI 0 [striped])
Lian 7077A - full tower case with optional 120mm fan in top,
90mm fan (stock AMD-CPU) angled facing MB chips... Read more

A:No reboot after updates and then mystery healing

How did you set up the dual boot?

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I'm currently disturbed by this popup every time i open my computer. Whatever user I log-in the same popup appears. The title of the popup is "C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyboard\services.exe" Below that, a message says that Windows cannot find 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyboard\services.exe'.This started when I transferred video clips from an mp4(ipod). Of coarse, I scanned it first using my updated AVG free edition and found no threat. After that i downloaded a free realplayer11 from cnet (here's the url: http://download.cnet.com/RealPlayer/3000-1...-10073040.html). It was saved to my desktop so as the video clips that I transferred. Then I tried to install realplayer but upon running the downloaded installer, it warned me that the computer will be restarted after the installation. So, I decided to cancel it first and remove first the mp4(ipod) and the flash drive of my cousin (which was already there when I used the computer). I failed in safely removing the mp4(ipod) but succeeded in removing the flash drive. I then, decided to forcefully remove the mp4(ipod) and started a computer scan. As expected, I found 1 trojan and successfully healed it. AVG asked for a restart and I clicked 'yes'. From that time, this annoying popup shows.The incident happened while I'm using the Administrator Account.I'm using Windows XP Professional SP2Please help me with this problem....

A:Popup After Healing Infected File

Hi and welcome..Its not unusual to receive such an error after using specialized fix tools.A "Cannot find...", "Could not run...", "Error loading... or "specific module could not be found" message is usually related to malware that was set to run at startup but has been deleted. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it since the file was mostly likely removed during an anti-virus or anti-malware scan. However, an associated orphaned registry entry remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. Since the file no longer exists, Windows will display an error message. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the file when it loads. To resolve this, download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if you're not sure how to do this.)Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.Right-click on the entry and choose delete.Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.Next run MBAM:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.34) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via ... Read more

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I spent the night at my sister's the other day. She was agitated while using her laptop. Typical complaints, it is slow to respond, some programs won't open at all, and pop ups. I ran a few of the scans that I've used in the past and it's more responsive, there aren't any more popups flashing, but it still lags. I am hoping some wise soul on here can take it to the next level.

Thanks in advance!

A:Healing my sister's slow laptop

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 20-04-2015
Ran by Cyndy (administrator) on SANDERS on 24-04-2015 11:28:21
Running from C:\Users\Cyndy\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Cyndy (Available profiles: Cyndy)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(Realtek Semiconductor) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RTKAUDIOSERVICE64.EXE
(Realtek Semiconductor) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVBg64.exe
(Avast Software s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(Andrea Electronics Corporation) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\AERTSr64.exe
(Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\Fuel.Service.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPWMISVC.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dasHost.exe
(Safer-Networking Ltd.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Sear... Read more

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Xi'an Double Road Import and Export Co., Ltd. is the production and sales of biotechnology products, has always focused on high quality, is China's biotechnology industry's leading enterprises supply.
Since 2010, China in production and sales of our products have been ranked first in the industry, has become a silver antimicrobial technology and products, including silver antibacterial agent 1-MCP preservation of professional manufacturers, the company has a complete and scientific quality management system, integrity, strength and quality of being recognized products, welcome friends from all walks of life come to visit and negotiate business.Skin Wound Healing Cream suppliers

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Does anybody have any information on this virus in English, the only references are in Russian that I can find.

After AVG has scanned and healed the thing it comes up with warning box saying it has been found (Krepper.V) and to run AVG but it does not show up after scanning.

A:trojan horse virus and AVG healing THEN displaying warning

Sophos KrepperSee this link for info on Krepper from Sophos. There's also removal instructions but this means running Sav32Cli but this is command line based if you aren't happy using the command line I suggest using my tool RescueME see the sig.I would also suggest taking a hijack this log before and after cleaning and post both http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/ here for analysis to ensure that you are clean.

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AVG keeps on detecting "virus found exploit" with the file extensions of .htm/.html. while in the healing process, it would result in error along in the process...
i dunno what to do but here is the HiJackThis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 947 PM, on 12/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\MD Simple Burner\NetMDSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSch... Read more

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how to disable the fade in and fade out feature when minimize, maximize, and create a new window? I missed the instant prompt feature in xp. Although the hardwares that are qualified to run windows 7 provide enough power, it's still helpful to make the window changes instant without the special effects. can any one tell me a way to disable those special colorful features in windows 7? this also might interest the UMPC users due to the limited hardware resources.

A:how to disable the fade in and fade out feature when minimize, maximize, and create a new window? I missed the instant prompt feature in xp.

Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings [sidebar] > Advanced [tab]Go to town and disable anything you'd like.

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I am setting up a Win7 install using a 'scratch disk which formatted and has the operating system.

My media files are on older XP machine. The file transfer should be speedy on the
same computer but it is very slow.

Is there an instruction needed to 'pass through' more efficiently?

Example: 1 Gb file is taking 16 minutes or longer and a simple program folder of a small program will take 4 mins. It seems to be crawling.

Is there some difference between NTFS on XP and Win7?

If I have overlooked a previous answer, apologies.

A:Move an XP file in NTFS to Win7 NTFS is very slowed down on computer

What is the transfer medium? A network? Null cable? You don'tgive enough info to tell what you are doing other than that you are copying from XP to W7.

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Is the new Vista NTFS files system compatible with the XP version when useing a storage partition formatted NTFS on a external SATA hard drive ? Or is it best to create separate partitions for each O/S, save files only on one for XP, and the other only for Vista files ? After I saved a few Vista files to that external SATA HD, connected by eSATA, and some by USB, then when booted into my other PC with XP, it really delayed when I opened that shared NTFS partition to view folders and files, which is as; D: drive for XP.

A:Solved: XP NTFS compared to Vista NTFS

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Incident Status Location

Adware:adware/ilookup Not disinfected c:\windows\iLookup
Adware:adware/comet Not disinfected c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\Starware
Potentially unwanted tool:application/funweb Not disinfected hkey_local_machine\software\FunWebProducts
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A:Weird "can't find file" message on startup, viruses not deleting or healing

Please go HERE and carry out the instructions that are posted.Thankyou..

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Hi, whenever I turn on or off "Number Lock" in my keyboard a notification message pops up in the lower right corner of the screen displaying the status (ON or OFF). Same for "Caps Lock". Is this a Windows 7 feature? If so, how can I disable it? Thanks (I went to Control Panel/Keyboard but found no such feature)

A:Windows 7 feature?

From what I could find out, the only notification that comes with Windows is the Ease of Access Center / Make the keyboard easier to use. This option will play a 'tone' when the Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock are activivated. Any on-screen notifications are placed there by third party software that is usually installed by the computer manufacturer. Or it may also be placed on the system with software from some custom, third party keyboard manufacturers.


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When I try to send a fax from my Sony Laptop (using Windows XP) the addressee's line does not ring. I get an error message "line busy".

A:Windows XP Fax Feature

You have the dial-up modem connected to your phone line?

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So one thing that I love about windows is the alt+tab feature where you can cycle through the open programs.  One change that I noticed from windows 10 to previous windows is that the desktop was removed from the alt+tab.  I found that
whenever you use a program (games mostly for me) that goes into a fullscreen mode and don't have another program open, you can't exit out of the fullscreen, in windows 8 and before I was able to just alt+tab to access the desktop.  I've tried using
alt+tab, windkey+d, ctrl+shift+esc.  The only way I found to work was to ctrl+alt+del then open the task manager then you can access the desktop.  The problem here is that if I'm using the fullscreen program and want to open
a second program, I have to go through the process I explained to get, let's say, spotify open.  I hope in the next update the desktop gets included in the alt+tab feature!

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I  want to know about windows 7.and its excellent features.i also wanrt to know the difference between windows 7and windows xp.

A:how many feature are there in windows 7

You can start with this.

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I have been searching everywhere on this forum and others in trying to fix this. I have a 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate machine. I am trying to add .Net 3.5 from the install windows feature section. It fails and after a reboot it reverts back to not installed. Some things I have tried. I completely removed all .Net installs, I ran the .Net cleanup utility. Then tried to add it and it still fails. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

A:Can't add .NET 3.5 from Windows 7 add feature.

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I am having problem with view windows updates is showing blank, and Turn windows feature on or off as blank,
i am having Windows 7 Home Basic, can any one shout out my problem.

Please suggest me solutions.

A:Problem with view windows updates and Turn windows feature on or off .

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Hi , I?m trying to install the Windows Media Feature Pack so I go to Microsoft website and download the file: Windows6.2-KB2703761-x64 but at the end of the installation I get a msg that the Update was not installed... I try once again and get the same error
Can someone help me?

A:Windows 8 Windows Media Feature Pack KB2703761 issue

Try it again with your antivirus software disabled and see if it works. If it doesn't your pc has other issues going on. Also, have you tried typing Add Features in the search box ? You need to do that and then type in the product key for the Media Pack.

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Hello, my Windows Update is not working: it returns the error 80073712. It has been like this for several months. I tried to do sfc /scannow but it says: "beginning system scan. This process will take some time" and 2 seconds after it says "Windows Resource Protection could not preform the requested operation". My Windows Help and Support doesn't work either as well as my Windows Features (when I open "Turn Windows features on and off" it returns a blank box). I also tried the "Windows6.1-KB947821-v27-x86.msu" but it does not repair the error. I also scanned my system with Malwarebytes Antimalware and avast! to see if it was a malware or virus but i do not find anything.

In the other hand, my date and time is working as well as my search box.

I do not know what I have to do.
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x86.
Thank you for your help

PS: I also tried some other things but I do not remember anymore what they were

A:Windows Update error 80073712 (sfc, windows feature, help not working)

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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I have recently upgraded to windows 7 64bit and do not have the aero feature. Also, a ran a tool that tests if your system is capable of playing blu ray and it said my graphics card was not compatible.

I have the following motherboard which has an Integrated ATI Radeon HD4200:

Asus M4A785D-M PRO 785G Socket AM3 DVI VGA HDMI Out 8 Channel Audio MATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

Do I need a new graphics card? Any suggestions?



A:No windows 7 aero feature?!

Install the driver.


Choose motherboard/integrated drivers for x64.

The HD4200 is quite good and will handle whatever you throw at it.

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How can I disable the use of "Up" in explorer?

Can I use AD to disable it?

It is a major security concern for my place of work.

Thanks in advance!

Drew Bates
District Computer Technician
Waterloo, IL 62298

A:Windows XP Explorer UP Feature

Why? If folder permissions are set right, then they may move Up but cannot navigate down into another folder.

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There is a Windows 8 feature that drives me nuts. I've noticed that when I'm in desktop mode and I have certain other apps running, those apps will show up as thumbnails when I hover over the top left-hand corner of the screen. The really annoying part is that when I brush my finger a certain way over the trackpad I'll inadvertently switch over to those apps and leave desktop mode. This makes browsing the web very painful and is a major nuisance. I'm not very computer savvy and I was hoping someone would help me turn it off.

A:Annoying Windows 8 Feature

Hello Vladimir, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Disabling edge swipes for your touchpad should stop this for you.

Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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My neighbor's Search feature is no longer working in Windows XP Home, e.g., Start, Search, For files or folders..., put in specific search, little search assistant guy comes up but nothing happens. What could be the problem?

She had not upgraded her virus detection software and had been infected with two viruses and had also had several spyware and adware programs running. I removed all the infections with an upgrade of Norton which I ran in safe mode and then removed the other programs with Spybot S&D version 1.3. Oh, I also applied critical upgrades.

The Search feature did not work right away before any upgrades.

I apologize for not being able to supply more information since I lost the paper where I wrote it all on (viruses, programs running, version of XP, etc.)

A:Windows XP Search Feature

I think in view of the references to spyware and virus i would post a hijackthis log for the secruity gurus to look at. Often here you will see that people have used ad-aware and spybot to get rid of most of the rubbish, but still leaves problems

so here
Try not to reboot
Currently the Spyware identified by the security experts and especially the morphing and breeding .exe`s in the new variants of CWS, after every re-boot required by Ad-Aware and Spybot etc, just spawns more and more files for the poster to find and delete. This is making the advice the security experts give just too hard to follow.
One of the security experts recently had one log with over a hundred files, they guy had to format c: drive.

Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.

Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:


Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”.
Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad.
Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.
DO NOT FIX ANYTHING wait advice from one of the many security experts in thi... Read more

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Hello, I own an Hp pavilion tx2000 with windows vista x86 installed and wanted to upgrade into windows 7 x86. In windows 7, its one of the new features is the windows touch. I''m so eager to try it on my pc but want to ask anyone if someone have tried it? And which windows 7 edition does windows touch feature is offered?

A:Have anyone tried the windows 7 touch feature?

I assume you're referring to touch screen capabilities. It works fine as long as you have a touch screen monitor that is compatible.

Windows Touch is available only in the Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate editions of Windows 7.

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Recently purchased an Acer 5733.

Why will my new higher zoom setting not remain as such, until I wish to reset.

It seems erratic from one web page to another, and often automatically returns to 100%.

Sometimes when I return to previous viewed web pages, the higher setting will have remained.

If I set at 125% I want it to stay there!!

A:Windows 7 zoom feature.

By "Windows 7 zoom feature" do you mean the Magnifier in the Ease of Access Center?

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I currently own a copy of windows 7 home premium OEM, I have yet to activate it, I also own a copy of windows 7 professional OEM, un-activated as well. If I use the upgrade feature inside of windows 7 home premium to upgrade to professional using the key will I be able to install the home premium on another machine?

A:Using the upgrade feature in windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by xander6969

I currently own a copy of windows 7 home premium OEM, I have yet to activate it, I also own a copy of windows 7 professional OEM, un-activated as well. If I use the upgrade feature inside of windows 7 home premium to upgrade to professional using the key will I be able to install the home premium on another machine?


OEM versions are tied to one machine, so no is the answer to your question.

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My question is in windows 2k is there a security feature that has the computer automaticly lock after a certin period of inactivity?

A:Windows 2K lock feature

Sure, you can use energy saving or a screensaver that has password support. You could also depress the Windows+L keys, which will lock the desktop immediately before you leave the PC.

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The Windows XP PRO search feature ("Search for all files and folders") is as slow as molassas in winter.

I have a large folder with lots of huge game files. Whenever I do a search for a document or whatever, it spends lots and lots of time searching this game folder, but since I don't store anything there, it's a complete waste of time. I'd like to be able to tell Windows to skip searching this folder, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do this. Is there?

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows XP Search feature

Ken R. said:

The Windows XP PRO search feature ("Search for all files and folders") is as slow as molassas in winter.

I have a large folder with lots of huge game files. Whenever I do a search for a document or whatever, it spends lots and lots of time searching this game folder, but since I don't store anything there, it's a complete waste of time. I'd like to be able to tell Windows to skip searching this folder, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do this. Is there?

Thanks in advance.Click to expand...

Don't know of any way to ignore folders during a search. Sounds like a desireable feature though.

Move the game folder out of the way for the duration of the search replacing it after the search or start your searches in a path that does not include the game folder.

On the other hand you can use the indexing services to speed up searching, but it is usually recommended to disable the indexing services as the constant indexing has an impact on performance.

Index your drive with Google indexing capability to speed up searching - if that serves your need.

Checkout Yanhoo drive indexing service while your at it for another alternative.

-- Tom

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I think it's time to discuss what we LIKE about Windows 8!

I'll start, my favorite features by far are the new power management abilities, Start Screen, Automatic Maintenance, and Windows Defender. The power management abilities of Windows 8 exceed that of 7 and it ACTUALLY manages the power of my PC! Before in Windows 7, I had to install a motherboard utility by ASUS to speed down the processor and the rest of the system to reduce power when I don't need it. It was ok, but not like Windows 8. In 8, I can set the power plan to Balanced, and it actively changes the processor clock speed to match my usage. Or, I can set it to Power Saver at night and the processor is clocked down to 800 MHz. But it's just not my system that it does that on, it will do that to pretty much EVERY PC! Fantastic!

Start Screen is cool, simply put. It's fresh and new and makes the user experience new.

Automatic Maintenance will save me SO much time dealing with other peoples' PCs and their performance issues. No longer will I be nagged! And speaking of nags, Windows Defender has a built in anti-virus, which again, less issues to deal with!

What are yours?

A:What's your favorite feature of Windows 8?

What's your favorite feature of Windows 8?

Still trying to find one.

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