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Q: large spade need to dig out from deep hole

I have win7 ultimate 32bit burned onto DVD
Set bios to boot from DVD
Already had win7 64 bit on computer
BAckuped up all data required
Selected custom install
??????Formated C: drive - I think was wrong.
But HD said only Dynamic partrioned found. Could not load onto these??


Now installation says: No drives were found and click to load drivers

Pease help

Machine is quad processor, 6 gb ram, 1 TB hard drive, Acer G43T motherboard


Preferred Solution: large spade need to dig out from deep hole

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: large spade need to dig out from deep hole

What motherboard? Sounds like you need some type of driver in order to access your hard drives during the install.

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Well recently, someone i know sent me a program through MSN, and being overly trusting, I opened it. Number one mistake.

The program has installed quite a number of items on my computer:
and probably more.

My biggest two problems with this are, It logs onto my msn without me making it do so, and it commences to send this file to every person online (my temporary fix is just to login as offline always.) I can run AVG antivirus, and it detects somwhere between 5 and 9 virus type files every time i run it. But it's tricky.. every time i try to run any other program that does not automatically start when my computer starts up, they immideatly have a "Program Error" There are only a few programs that will open (internet explorer, the my computer based explorer thing, my World Of Warcraft, MSN, AIM, and more i would assume. I have not tried to spend a great deal of time with this as it started just yesterday :/

I have run Ad-Aware SE Personal (i have to download and instal everytime i want to open the program, it seems that if i instal a program and it has an auto run, it will open, but if i instal, then have to go open it through clicking on an exe, it will not do anything but generate an error. I also ran ABG Anti Virus, anything else i try to run just seems to "Program Error" I've reset my computer a few times, and every time i do, it just goes back to the same 5~9 viruses, and MSNSEND or whatever the program i... Read more

A:I've gotten myself into a deep hole....

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I've been flippin pages in the internet tryin to find out the solution. I was one of those people who fell for the Windows 10 update free thingy. So, tadaa here it goes I have maaa free update and then realizing that all of my pirated softwares cannot be access. Especially the games, when I had windows 8.1 it was totally working fine and all but the trouble comes when the windows 10 walk it's way to annoy me, so this is me not thinking twice what happened.
I tried Uninstalling my pirated programs and reinstalling I end up hitting maa head against the wall. So I got back to Windows 8.1.
I tried reinstalling microsoft office plus 2010 again which was originally installed before I updated to windows 10 then uninstalling it coz it wasss not working. And now Imma try to reinstallin it to 8.1 but there was this pop up that says the program has stop working windows is tryin to bla bla that.
So, I thought the installer was corrupted or something so I downloaded a new Microsoft Office Plus 2013 (and yes it is all pirated) I've read the comments, all of them said it was working fine all of them have positive comments so on. So I downloaded it. Now I tried to installed it but this pop up window again said i have a 32 bit version of windows installed (microsoft office plus 2010) i have to uninstall the programs, before proceeding. But in the first place I have uninstalled it so I tried to erase the registry keys, cleaned the appdata and temp folder. I have found a step by s... Read more

A:Down in the deep hole you go windows 10

The way I understand it, Windows 10 comes with a program that seeks out pirated software.and stops it from working
The Techs here on BC wont help people who use pirated software

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I am running Win7/Pro x64.

I recently managed to unwittingly move a large branch (multiple levels of branching and many files) into my "My Documents" folder. I would like to undo what I did, but I have no idea how I did it. My guess is that I made a massive misuse of drag-and-drop

Said another way, I had a directory (very large, multi-branched folder) called "MyImageFiles" at the same level on my data drive as "My Documents." Now it is buried one level down in "My Documents."

What is the simplest way to undo this?



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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 05:05:55, on 23/08/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Running 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\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Comodo\CBOClean\BOCORE.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\clipsrv.exeC:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exeC:\Program Files\Comodo\common\CAVASpy\cavasm.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exeC:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exeC:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus\CMain.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Comodo\CBOClean\BOC425.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Pr... Read more

A:Jak Spade's Hjt Log

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogPlease also post the problems you are having.

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Hello. First time poster. I am in deep trouble here. I have a huge problem with trojans. I am unsure as to how much info to tell you. I have saved my virus/trojan logs to notepad and can paste them here I am just not sure if this is the right place to do it. Can anyone help me if I do this?


A:Solved: I'm in deep deep trouble

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Hey guys.
I have been trying to disassemble my fujitsu siemens li2727 running vista home.
I have put everything back together as I took nit apart, but now the system won't boot at all!
There is no hard drive activity or any type of screen appearing.
I am totally desperate, please help.

A:deep deep trouble

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Hallo, All.I'm X1C5 user.Currently, I have serious issue about X1C5 of Audio.X1C5 happen large activity noise from HP at playing music, when I downloaded large data (more than 500MB) by wireless.Probably it will be difficult to solve, but is it a trivial wish that I want you to find the cause...

A:On very large HP noise generated when downloading large data (X1C5)

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My grandchild was playing a shooting game, when suddenly the picture when sideways and there was large lettering.

I was able to upright the lettering, but still have the large lettering on the font.

I tryto get into a folder or program, but the large lettering prevents acessing all the information.

I was able to play TW08 golf game with no problems, but when I finished and returned to windows large lettering still there.

Have tried to find somewhere to reduce the size to normal, but unsuccessful.


A:vista home edition large font large lettering

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I will shortly need to move a large number (20,000) very large (20-30Mb) image files and associated tiny xmp sidecar files from one hard drive to another.

MS file explorer will make a meal of this so any suggestions for alternatives please? I have several folders each containing many thousands of files as above so moving a folder en-bloc is an option rather than file by file?

A:moving large number of large files to new drive

Simply drag and drop the folder(s).

Might want to do a copy first, verify that everything did indeed get copied, and then delete the originals.

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First post here on the SevenForums! I'm only saving the tough ones for you guys! Here's the problem:

My client's computer was infected with a virus obtained via Facebook. I removed this and multiple other infections (and I'm pretty thorough with my scanning). She gets it back, starts working on it, and apparently her devices and printers icons are blank. Not missing, like with a "blank page" icon, just... blank. Here's the kicker: it only happens with large and extra large icons. It also happens with normal folder icons. When I change it to medium or lower, they come back. I've tried rebuilding the icon cache database several times, tried sfc /scannow, tried chkdsk, tried uninstalling any recent updates, etc... There have been no hardware changes, the hard drive has been tested as good (no bad sectors), her dual monitors are at a sane resolution, and I'm confident that the viruses has been removed. Trust me -- I've tried all the obvious stuff I can think of. Thanks and Good luck!

Edit: Also, I did about 30 minutes of searching through previous threads. Couldn't find a thing, but I could have missed it...

A:Large & extra large icons blank

Quote: Originally Posted by Xileos

First post here on the SevenForums! I'm only saving the tough ones for you guys! Here's the problem:

My client's computer was infected with a virus obtained via Facebook. I removed this and multiple other infections (and I'm pretty thorough with my scanning). She gets it back, starts working on it, and apparently her devices and printers icons are blank. Not missing, like with a "blank page" icon, just... blank. Here's the kicker: it only happens with large and extra large icons. It also happens with normal folder icons. When I change it to medium or lower, they come back. I've tried rebuilding the icon cache database several times, tried sfc /scannow, tried chkdsk, tried uninstalling any recent updates, etc... There have been no hardware changes, the hard drive has been tested as good (no bad sectors), her dual monitors are at a sane resolution, and I'm confident that the viruses has been removed. Trust me -- I've tried all the obvious stuff I can think of. Thanks and Good luck!

Edit: Also, I did about 30 minutes of searching through previous threads. Couldn't find a thing, but I could have missed it...

Well you probably pulled some icon cache files off that were infected but also had the L and XL icons. If sfc didnt work you could try a repair install. It will re-install only the files with different hash marks.

Make a backup and restore point first just in case

Ke... Read more

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When viewing large and extra large photo previews, the jpeg thumbnails will not load. Is this a 64 bit issue?

Any Ideas?

A:Large, Extra Large Icons won't load

I can tell you it's not a 64 bit issue as I do not have this problem.
Beyond that, I'll have to defer to another with more expertise in this matter.

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If you extract the icons from imageres.dll or shell32.dll then the maximum icon size is about 64x64 and 32x32 for most icons. I am trying to extract the largest icons, where can I get them. or am I just doing it wrong?

A:Where are the Extra-Large and Large Icons stored

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My daughter's computer has been infect4ed with things like Hole.zip, EMpty.jpg, zero.txt, blank.doc, unoccupied, etc. Can you help?


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I'm sure that I am not the first to do everything wrong first, before seeking advice here... Still, it's embarrassing! My sincerest apologies for being stupid!
I had a virus on my PC. After struggling to clear it I formatted the HD and reinstalled the OS from a genuine CD. The virus was still present.... Months of disbelief and despair later ( as well as several new machines!! ) I am at a complete loss! If I purchase a new pc and bring it home, within half an hour I am back where I started! Same virus, same stalemate! Or so it seems...
As I mentioned, I am aware that I have tackled this issue completely backwards... I would appreciate a helping hand to drag me out of this Bermuda Triangle Nightmare I now find myself in. If you think that you can help, please let me know what I need to post "details-wise," etc.
At the moment I am on an older pc with XP Pro installed. I can access the internet, sporadically, though as soon as I turn the pc off it refuses to reboot and I find myself reinstalling the OS...again.
Thank you for your time, and patience. I am most definitely ready to follow any and all instructions to the letter!

A:How can I get out of this hole?

I should add... Each time I install the OS the "x" drive that seems impossible to delete attaches a sources folder to the install, and I end up with a new install that's identical to the infected one I already had.

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My computer ( win xp home edition) suddenly stopped running .exe files and then I noticed that there are few processes running with name 'Hole.zip', 'Zero.txt', 'unoccupied.reg' etc...

I searched on net and modified registry and removed these files from C:\Windows\system32\dllchache\ folder after turning off the System Restore.
For moment these processes were removed from my task manager but then they appeared again.

I even formatted my Windows (only C:\) twice but that didn't help.

Also, I'm getting 'Task manager has been disabled by administrator' and 'Registry editor has been disabled...'.

Please help to rectify these problems permanently.


A:Hole.zip, zero.txt etc

Hello Jitin

That is definitely malware you have there. They will just keep startup up again every time you reboot. You will need to visit our Security Forum to get help with removing them totally

Please read this article; "Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? - First Steps"; follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

When carrying out The 5 Steps, if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to The HJT Help Forum; where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Don`t try to fix this yourself as you could do damage and lose all access to your system

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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Please verify Log for Active Scan.


A:hole.zip / Zero.txt

Hello -

I see from your other thread you're planning on formatting and reinstalling Windows. With the infection presenting itself in the ActiveScan log, that will be for the best.

Sality and Virut are two very difficult to cure infections. Most security experts would say it's not worth the effort to try.

It seems the infections are on several partitions.



All files you've backed up from this install are suspect.

Your system is infected with a polymorphic file infector called Virut. Virut is capable of infecting all the machine's executable files (.exe) and screensaver files (.scr). However, the problem is that the virus has a number of bugs in its code, and as a result, it may misinfect a proportion of executable files and therefore, the files are corrupted beyond repair. As of now, security experts suggest that a format and clean install, or destructive recovery if you have an OEM recovery partition, is the only way to clean the infection and it is the only way to return the machine to its normal working state.

Backup all your documents and important items (personal data, work documents, etc) only. DO NOT backup any executable files (softwares) and screensavers (*.scr). It attempts to infect any accessed .exe or .scr files by appending itself to the executable.

Also, avoid backing up compressed files (zip/cab/rar) files that have .exe or .scr files inside them. Virut can penetrate and infect .ex... Read more

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Hello, All

I hope someone can use this so here gos

for more info & the patch go here
The patch removing the security hole in Internet Explorer (making the attck possible) can be downloaded from: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/critical/q290108/default.asp
Good Luck to All
I like to give thanks to jrb for posting this first

A:Security Hole in IE

Thanks AAPlus, we welcome your contributions here.

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I feel like Alice falling down the rabbit hole as I am researching information in the quest to fix/improve my laptop since deciding to go into the Insider Program.

I am, for the most part, learning many aspects that I need and want to know, however, if seems too many times one possible ?fix? leads to another option, then another?and so on.

For now, this is the issue I need fixed the most. My speakers continue to pop and crackle during any audio. I have used the troubleshooter, allowed MS to able their ?fix? (which obviously did not work), I have read many knowledge base and support articles on various pages, including here, and I have uninstalled, reinstalled, and updated my driver.

Last night I found a possible reason why nevertheless I am unsure. I have had this laptop for a little more than a year. Per Dell, my BIOS has an update, well two but I am not sure if I am to install both. The latest update states a fix for my issues with IPv6. BONUS!!

I am currently reading everything I can to ensure I understand the process and how to apply it. Any suggestions and/or help would be much appreciated!!
Thank you for your time!! Screenshot added for reference.

A:Rabbit Hole

I feel like Alice falling down the rabbit hole as I am researching information in the quest to fix/improve my laptop since deciding to go into the Insider Program.

I am, for the most part, learning many aspects that I need and want to know, however, if seems too many times one possible ?fix? leads to another option, then another?and so on.

For now, this is the issue I need fixed the most. My speakers continue to pop and crackle during any audio. I have used the troubleshooter, allowed MS to able their ?fix? (which obviously did not work), I have read many knowledge base and support articles on various pages, including here, and I have uninstalled, reinstalled, and updated my driver.

Last night I found a possible reason why nevertheless I am unsure. I have had this laptop for a little more than a year. Per Dell, my BIOS has an update, well two but I am not sure if I am to install both. The latest update states a fix for my issues with IPv6. BONUS!!

I am currently reading everything I can to ensure I understand the process and how to apply it. Any suggestions and/or help would be much appreciated!!
Thank you for your time!! Screenshot added for reference.

.. I reposted this because the red/yellow are hard to read.

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Can someone help me understand this...spybot found something called an exploit....it said microsoft ie has a hole in it...and then it referred me here: http://security.greymagic.com/adv/gm001-ie/ can someone explain this alittle and tell me how to fix it..if possible..thank you

A:[Resolved] Hole in ie ?

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Hi there, just a quick question from a total computer noob.

I recently ordered a headset online so I could use a mic for PC gaming. When it came in the mail I discovered that it has two cords... one for audio input and one for output. My computer, unfortunately, only has one audio jack. I'm running 10.6.4 (mac).

Is there any way I can configure my settings so that I can use my headset with only one cord plugged in? The headset was rather expensive and I know I can't return the item. ):

Thanks in advance.

A:Two jacks... one hole

Probably want to get a cheap,mac compatable usb audio adapter.

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Fixing a Hole in the Web.

It could take a year to patch up a flaw to a key Internet protocol.

The patch repairs a flaw in the protocol that encrypts sensitive communications, including most banking and credit-card transactions. It repairs the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, which has superseded the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. TLS is built into Web browsers and Web servers and protects high-value information.

The current flaw, discovered by Marsh Ray and Steve Dispensa of a Kansas-based authentication company called Phone Factor, gives an attacker the ability to hijack the first moment of the encrypted conversation between a Web browser and a Web server. This allows the attacker to add a command of his own, which could be as serious as an order to withdraw money from the victim's account. One security researcher demonstrated the attack on Twitter, showing that the flaw could be used to command the server to reveal a user's password.Click to expand...

-- Tom

A:Fixing a Hole in the Web



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I work as a PC Tech in a small shop. We have recently and consistantly been getting ATA 66 cables is a small hole in one of the conducting wires. When I asked the distributor, he said this was normal. However, when we build systems the cables that are suppolied dont have the hole. Is this right?

A:Hole in ATA cable !???

Some do and some don't.

We had a discussion about this a few months ago, with me not believing that a cable should be like that. When the other person involved got his system working with it I figured it had to be ok. I finally saw one myself not too long ago.

I think it just has to do with what company makes it - kind of like how some IDE cables come with a notch in them so you can't put them in backwards while some don't.

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech

6/6 added pay for home page site - nothing to install!
5/20 new, unlimited, pay to surf site added
5/21 added interactive story site - it's fun!

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I recently ran a couple firewall tests, shields up and auditmypc etc. They're both coming up with a port that's open. I think they called it Tram. It says this port is commonly used for trojans. But my biggest concern is that it is open and I would like to shut it. I have searched my firewall completely for port control options and cannot find the solution anywhere. It also said that my computer responded to Ping (ICMP Echo) Requests. Buy my firewall says that this is blocked, so I do not know how it is still responding. If anyone has had any similar experiences with these firewall test sites, because I don't know if it is my computer or the sites themselves. Please feel free to envelope me in the answer to my frustration.

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This isn't life threatening, but. . . I get a "black hole", 1 inch square, which appears on the screen. It is "transparent" to the cursor operations: does not affect function of cursor or clickable stuff under the hole. It usually is centered on screen, but, sometimes lands on other areas. I have a Samsung monitor and S3 Virge video. Machine is 2+ years old. AMD 300mhz w/ win98. Thanks

A:hole in CRT screen

Can you get hold of another monitor? Try it and see if it is the monitor or the video card. That will narrow it down some.

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When i run spybot, it says dso exploit..security hole in IE...what do i do to solve this problem??!

A:security hole in IE

Explanation here:

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HOORAY! I got my MS XP SP2 upgrade in the mail YESTERDAY!!
And only 13 days after I ordered the CD from MS.

It was shipped in a flimsier envelope than the SP1 upgrade was sent in previously, and the edges of the envelope were curled up around the disk. I feared the disk was damaged - I lucked out - it was not damaged.
(No thanks to the USPS!)

Since before I even ordered the disk, I've been searching and reading everything I could find about this "patch", preparing to do the dirty deed.

I'd been to the MS item @


and read it all through as well as imported the info to my own files.

After some searching around I found the following item that I chose to use as a guide to do my "pothole repairs".


I followed this guide almost to the letter with the following exceptions:

I backed up all my files on CDs (8 gigs) first. I backed up all other ancillary programs I use also to separate CDs.

Then I set a fresh Restore Point. (I'm using a 2001 issued version of XP Home & Home Office with all updates from MS to the release of SP2.)

I then began to follow the list from SPACKINS:

Except #12. "Run chkdsk to check file system", and #13. ?Perform Disk Cleanup (all boxes checked except Compress old files)."
I use a "System Mechanic" program to do these instead.

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A:"Pot-Hole Patching" with Win XP SP2

Great read! It should also be stated that if your computer is infested spyware or other malware, XP SP2 has been known to have a lot of problems after installation.

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ok so the other night i was playing counter-strike and much to my annoyance there was a bug just flying around my screen until i get really annoyed and smashed it on my screen. The screen was dark so i never noticed that it was still on the screen. After about an hour or so i was about to shut off my computer when i noticed that there was a dark spot on my screen. As i tried to wipe it off it wouln't come off finally i decided to get a flashlight and take a look at it. much to my demise that spot was not going away because it was a hole in my monitor about the size of a dot you would make with a ballpoint pen but me being the perfectionist that i am...i'm going insane and i'm so sad. don't laugh but i cried myself to sleep because i don't have enough money to get another CRT right now or anytime soon by the way its a CRT 17 " emachines flat screen monitor. ummm...please anyone who knows any kind of stuff that could help reply to this...i would apprciate any suggestions....its a tiny hole but it looks bad and i can feel the rigidity of it because it IS a hole. is there a way to put something in the hole or something? some kind of repair? thank you

A:Help! there's a hole in my monitor! :(

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I found the strangest folder in the AllUsers/Applicationdata,

it was named date kind eggs one and when I opened it there was Wipe. Hole.exe inside.

Is anyone familiar with this?

It certainly isn't something I downloaded intentionally.

And my System Restore won't work.


A:Wipe Hole.exe?

SpywareBlaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
AdAware SE http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
SpyBot S&D http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

DL them (they are free), install them, check each for their

definition updates and then run AdAware and Spybot, fixing anything

they say.

Do these before the next step.

Then get HiJack This http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html,
put it in a permanent folder, run it , DO NOT fix anything, post the log here.

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I was looking at two separate websites (neither was twitter), both of which have been very safe in the past. Suddenly I got an AVG pop up warning me about Black Hole. The computer either jammed at this point or was going slowly. I panicked a bit and closed all the windows before I read what was written very thoroughly.

After I closed my windows, I disconnected the internet and cleared my search history. I have now been doing multiple scans (both in an out of safe mode) with AVG and Malwarebytes Anti-malware. None of these searches are finding any viruses, malware, or kits on my computer.

Do I have the virus or not? And what can I do to make sure?

A:Black Hole

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Today I tried for the first time to use an USB stick on the t470s. Those on the right are tight as hell. I mean to use to hand, one to block the laptop and the other to remove the USB key. Usually, only the force of one hand's finger is needed. Never needed to hold a laptop to remove an USB key. do you guys have the same issue ?

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for the most part, ive tried to fix problems when the arise on my computer, but recently, ive been bombarded with numerous, hard to remove spyware. now, i did get rid of a lot of it myself, and even overcame having Ad-Aware delete me userinit.exe. but not even Malwarebyts as been able to get rid of the elusive google-redirect.com or find how all this spyware just suddenly showed up. so im breaking down and asking for assistance.

i think that somewhere in the depths of this issue, it will also fix the classic "you dont have flash or java" problem that plagues YouTube, and the "Gmail loading freeze" problems. i tried some other program that screwed up my proxy settings, and while Firefox didnt seem to mind, my IE and MSN have yet to recover. someoen told me to try Combofix, but the internet says it has some seriously potential to ruin my system inadvertantly, so im not going to touch that without someone telling me how to use it.

here is the Hijackthis log. take note, no i do not have anti-virus installed, but ive been running this rig since 2001 (with upgrades in 2004, including the change to XP) without anti-virus, and with minimal, to no problems at all.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:46:12 PM, on 5/28/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\service... Read more

A:Security hole somewhere

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Hello, I've bought brand new HP 250 G4 (Intel Celeron processor) from a local dealer. However I noticed that cooling hole is cover by some kind of a hard plastic material. I have never seen that notebook cooling hole was covered. I wonder is it ok? Or it is some kind of a manufacturing defect?

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SOmething must be eating a hole in my memory space... here is a log file from HJT...do you see anything that could be the culprit? I've removed my NAV and installed AVG due to a problem with the NAV and I am running Firefox now instead of IE... see any problems?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:18:05 AM, on 12/7/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
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A:HELP! Hole in my memory!!!

sis you put the proxy there?

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left my computer on search and when I came back itwas black,no problem I thought it was power management,but it has never come back on?? reinstalled the vid card three times unplugged and repluggged everythinghave the green power light but it's doing a faint blinking thing,turned on and off a dozen times no luck, any ideas ,,,Thanks Rand

P.S viewsonic g800 ,windows xp sp2, amd 2800,

A:black hole ??

Try using a different monitor. If that doesn't work try a different graphics card.

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Hi, I hope this hasnt been answered because I couldnt find it using a search. I found other people who had problems using a single file but the fixes didnt work for me. Here is my problem. Just recently the "my documents" folder started breaking all of my media files (audio, video, pictures, and word documents) All of the files that have been there for a long time work. IE I can still play my music and look at pictures.

Here is where things go wrong, the second a file ENTERS my documents or any sub folder, it stops working. When I try and open media files WMP says it cant acess the file. When I try to move or delete it XP tells me that acess is denied and to make sure the file is not in use and the disk is not write protected. When I take one of the good files (those in my documents that still work because I havent moved them) I am able to move it out of the folder, but once back in they too are locked. Does this make sense to anyone? What can I do?

A:Black Hole Folder

For now as a work-around, create a different folder separate from the My Documents folder to save your documents.

Do you remember when you started to have this problem? Had you installed any files or programs about this time?

Idea - Use system restore: Choose a date and time just before you started having the problems and restore the computer to that time and see if that fixes the problem. If you have installed any software or done any updates or upgrades between then and now, you will need to do them over again. If it doesn't fix the problem, undo the system restore and you won't have to worry about all the reinstallation stuff.

If this doesn't work, I've still a couple other ideas, and I'm sure the other members have even more.

Orange Blossom

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop...well the hole on my laptop where you plug your headphones in broke. My dog came in acting like a little psycho and ripped the headphones (which are fine) out of my laptop. I mean literally all the plastic broke its a gaping wound in the side of my precious laptop where the headphones are supposed to go. I have no idea what to do or even how to start going about fixing it. I need halp.

A:Headphone Hole Broke

the problem with it being a laptop is going to make for a more difficult repair. It is going to require at a minimum of replacing the Socket Assembly which is likely attached to the mother board. For this reason I would suggest taking it to a reputable Computer Repair shop (not a department in a big box store somewhere) to have the head phone Socket replaced. Unless you are fairly well trained with Circuit Board type Soldering.

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i have an acer aspire 3000 with xp that was running like a slug. i tried loading advanced system cure to see if it would help. and loaded the max driver to update things. i got a error message something about rundl 32. it didnt help much so i decided to use my backup dvd i made when i first loaded all my stuff when it was new. i thought this would fix everything. it ran though ok, but then stopped after the dvd was ejected and came up with this error message. NTLDR missing, press any key to restart. well all this does is give me acer logo briefly before repeating the message. i looked on the web and tried burning to a cd the cure listed on your forum, but all it does is run the cd for a few seconds and returns to the error message. i tried inserting the disks i got with the laptop and also an xp windows os cd to no avail. i'm at a loss to figure out what to do now it wont go to safe mode or respond in any way. the boot sequence is cd drive then hard drive. help me obi one, you're my only hope lol

A:[SOLVED] acer in a hole

Hello transam

First of all, using Advanced System Care was a bad idea. All kinds of such programs that claim to speed up your computer, create more problems than they can fix.

What happens when you boot through the Windows XP CD? Can you get into Command Prompt via the CD?

IMPORTANT: Before you proceed, backup all your data using a Linux Live CD. Use another Windows computer.

Post back.

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Yahoo! is urging users of its Yahoo! Messenger instant messaging software to update the program with a patch plugging a serious security hole that bad guys could use to break into PCs. Anyone who downloaded the program prior to Mar. 13, 2007 should download and install the latest version fixing the problem...blog.washingtonpost.com

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I dont know how can a hacker find a security hole in a system? For example:
When you connect to a system, how can you find the hole on it?
I dont tell about you can find one when you connect to that web site and you can read the source code.
I mean in the .... ( he he , i dont know what layer it is) command layer

A:How Can I Find A Security Hole?

Is anyone know about that? Please help me!

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I have recently installed Windows 7 on my PC, which is used by myself and the kids. I set myself up as administrator, and the kids account as standard user. Now I am used to Windows XP (never had anything to do with Vista), where the administrators files are private, but the administrator can see all files of all users. Win 7 doesn't seem to do this tho, but even more worryingly I found the weirdest security hole (or should I say my 12 year old daughter did).

If logged on as kids (standard user) they can go to the user accounts settings in control panel, and change my password for administrator (without entering any password). Then they just log in as me, and change their account to administrator... Strangely though, if I wish to change my own password, I have to enter my current password.

This cant be right can it??

Sorry for waffling, but this had got me completely miffed

A:Strange hole in security

Sounds more like a configuration error. Was UAC on? Did your user account have a password to begin with? Seems awfully strange, I'll look into it on some test machines.

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Microsoft to fix critical hole in IE.

In a rare move, Microsoft on Friday said it would be releasing security updates on Tuesday--outside of its monthly patch cycle--for a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer and a moderate vulnerability in Visual Studio.

The two security bulletins will address one overall issue and are being released separately "to provide the broadest protections possible to customers," Microsoft said in a statement.Click to expand...

-- Tom

A:Microsoft to fix critical hole in IE

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So my family lives in a semi rural area and we have 20GB of Verizon mobile data and 10GB of Hughesnet home WiFi data. Our speeds are fast for both services (unless we go over our limit on the Hughesnet) but it seems that we use WAY more data than we should be.
Our biggest concern is with our Verizon data because we pay the most for it and we have a lot of data in our plan. We cant use our Verizon data for downloading, streaming, or anything of the sort without going over our limit (which I believe is rather high).
If we download even just one TV episode we use a huge amount of our data.
The other day I was visiting my sister who lives just 15 miles away and who has decent WiFi and I was going to download some things using it but I didn't notice I had the WiFi turned off and used our Verizon mobile data by mistake. I downloaded three forty minute TV episodes and an album of music before I realized, I panicked because I just knew we would go over our data limit and we'd be up a creek. I checked our data usage and it barely went up, I didn't believe that could be right so the next morning I checked again and it hadn't changed.
What's interesting too is a family just recently moved to the area, they have two teenage kids and they use verizon. They have noticed that their mobile data usage has skyrocketed since moving here yet their habits haven't changed.
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A:Data black hole

KuroKitsune1 said:

Does anyone know what could be causing this and what we might could do to fix it?Click to expand...

I don't know, but I have a guess. It may be that you have a weak signal (talking about the cellular, but it could apply to the satellite as well) and hence many data packets have to be sent a second or third time before they are received without error. If you think there is any merit to this idea download something and then check to see how the data used* compares/contrasts to the size of the downloaded file.

*Note--may not be very easy to determine how much data is used with one download. I think that the iPhone measures data usage pretty well, but not everybody agrees and I've never tried to use it for something with this needed accuracy.

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The Malware is not on the System --- It IS the SystemMy computer was infected by a device driver I will call HarlanHugo Hack since nobody has ever heard of it. On 2011-10-25, approx 05:49 Central America Time, a malicious device driver installed on my computer (newly purchased) when I plugged my LAN cable into my router (NETGEAR Wireless-G WGR614) to set up it's configuration. At the time, the router was physically disconnected from the DSL modem (TENDA D840R)., which was powered down.The computer is in Spanish and the hacked files are in English.The WindowsUpdate.log in the Windows folder captures the sequence of events:1. Identifies whether Windows Update access is disabled and enables it, then it installs it's own Windows Update package.2. Identifies the operating system, computer brand/model, and BIOS.3. Enables remote services, auto play, and firewall rules.4. Reboots with replaced Windows system files.5. Sends it's report home (after I connected to the internet the next day.)6. Continues downloading it's "Windows Updates" until the entire operating system and Acer OEM programs are replaced.7. Downloads and installs replacement BIOS.8. Changes IP freely, secretly enables WiFi so it looks like it's off.9. Installs malicious driver code to every device connected by USB and network.10. Remote Desktop stays enabled and once all the Windows files are replaced, they are in complete control.Troubleshooting:I Used every brand of AV softwa... Read more

A:Microsoft Security Hole

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Please download and run Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts a... Read more

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Microsoft: Big Security Hole in All IE Versions

On Wednesday, Security Fix warned readers about a newly-discovered security hole in Internet Explorer 7. I'm posting this again because Microsoft now says the flaw affects all supported versions of IE, and because security experts are warning that a large number of sites are being compromised in an effort to exploit this vulnerability and install malware on vulnerable systems.
The SANS Internet Storm Center reports that hackers are breaking into legitimate Web sites and uploading code that could install data-stealing software on the machine of a user who visits the site using Internet Explorer. SANS's chief technology officer Johannes Ullrich estimates that thousands of sites have been seeded with this exploit to date.
For example, Web security firm Websense reports that hackers have compromised the Chinese Web site for ABIT, the maker of motherboards that power many home computers. So far, the exploits appear to be only stealing online gaming credentials, but SANS and others warn that attackers will likely use this exploit more deftly in the coming days and weeks.
According to Microsoft's revised security advisory, this flaw is present in every version of IE in use today, from IE5 all the way through to IE8 Beta 2.
Microsoft's advisory includes a host of recommendations for mitigating the threat from this vulnerability. Some of the company's suggestions did not work when I tried them on my Windows Vista syste... Read more

A:Big Security Hole in All IE Versions

Microsoft Security Advisory (961051)
Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Published: December 10, 2008 | Updated: December 11, 2008

Microsoft is continuing its investigation of public reports of attacks against a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer. Our investigation so far has shown that these attacks are only against Windows Internet Explorer 7 on supported editions of Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and Windows Server 2008. Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, and Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 on all supported versions of Microsoft Windows are potentially vulnerable.

This update to the advisory contains information about which versions of Internet Explorer are vulnerable as well as new workarounds and a recommendation on the most effective workarounds.

The vulnerability exists as an invalid pointer reference in the data binding function of Internet Explorer. When data binding is enabled (which is the default state), it is possible under certain conditions for an object to be released without updating the array length, leaving the potential to access the deleted object's memory space. This can cause Internet Explorer to exit unexpectedly, in a state that is exploitable.

At this time, we are aware only o... Read more

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My daughter had been on the internet. When I went to use the computer it was running really slow. I did ctrl, alt, delete to see what was running. There was a program called 01Army. I searched and found it was in C:\Program Files\startdebugfile. Also in this file is hole.exe and sectplus.exe. Does anyone know what these files are? I have run spy-bot, ad-aware and norton and found nothing that was related to this. I am running Windows98 SE.

A:hole.exe, 01army.exe, sectplus.exe

I replied to your other post on April 17th and asked you to download Hijack This and post a scan log for the experts to look at.

Please stick with one thread until your problem is resolved.

Please post that scan log as requested.

Please do this. Click here: http://www.sherrylynn.us/HijackThis.exe to download Hijack This. Save it to it’s own folder (not temporary files or the desktop).

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 save it to NotePad. Copy the entire log and paste it here.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET, most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed. Wait for someone to analyze the scan and advise.


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