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They want $300 to un encrypt my files, not so quick big fella I know somebody.

Q: They want $300 to un encrypt my files, not so quick big fella I know somebody.

Hey Oh My,
I got a mess and I cain't get up. Okey dokey. I is gonna start the puzzle. I was watchin a movie (okay streamin) and some pop up pages, popped up and as usual I closed them. Well one was stubborn and kept askin me, Iffen I wanted to leave the page, I wanted to, but it decided I shouldn't, so I pulled out the ole ctrl alt delete bat, and hit em onna haid. Upon restart I was reintroduced to said previous page requesting the $300 bucks. So now I looked at it and lo and behold the FBI, Cyber somethin or tother had been watchin my travels and decided I should go purchase a 300 dollar card and submit it to a certain site.
Okay I got nervous and google became my friend, till I remembered, I had much better friends, that prolly knew something about this stuff. Hustlin over to Bleepin Cornpruter, I frantically started readin posts and decided I was way over my head and had no Idea which way to turn. Got out the discs and burner, and comenced draggin n droppin.  Since I was afraid it might get to my external hard drive I burned most important files and looked to see if some of them were already encrypted. Okay now I gotta tell ya I don't know what an encrypted file looks like, so a fine tizzy I find myself in.
Now I am waitin for the whole thing to implode and wonder if there is something to be done, before Armaggedon arrives. Yeah, I  supposedly have been backin up but my external is too small and wont hold but one back up atta time, I have been derelect in my duties to resolve that issue. And I don't know if it backed up cuz I don't know what a backup file should look like. Geez I hope there ain't too many like me. So now I sit shiverin anda shakin, quiverin and quakin, hoping OH MY can save my rear.
Please move this post to the appropriate spot and put me in line for a tongue lashin, I have earned it.
I got a little Emachine with windows 7,  I am sure you need other info but shucks, I am gonna post this as a start and will answer questions to the best of my ability when requested. Hot Dog the trek to Nirvana begins..

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A: They want $300 to un encrypt my files, not so quick big fella I know somebody.

So now I looked at it and lo and behold the FBI, Cyber somethin or tother had been watchin my travels and decided I should go purchase a 300 dollar card and submit it to a certain site

Hello -
1 This is just a Scam infection, and the FBI never saw anything
2 Do not panic.
3 There are Self Help guides, or ...............
4 Guided help in the Malware Removal forums
Please advise us of the option you wish to use, and post a link back to your new topic.
U.S.A. Cyber Security Ransomware is part of the Troj/Urausy Ransomware family <= Link - This is a typical example of the infection.Read Entire Removal Guide <= Link - At the bottom of the article
You have the choice of attempting the above guide, or just posting directly to Malware Removal area.
Please note there will be a wait of about 3 days for the Experts to reply.
As you are badly infected, you can follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide starting at Step #6.
NOTE :If you are unable to complete any step, please post the topic and leave a full description of your problems
When you have done that, start a new topic and post the required logs to  Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts.
 Please Use Copy and Paste for all your responses, and Do Not Attach any unless your helper specifically requests this.
 If Help Bot responds to your topic, please follow his Step #1 so the team will be notified.
 After doing this, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can close this one.
Thank You -

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Last week I have been messing around with Windows Firewall Control, and have enabled Medium Filtering.
This denies all apps from accessing the internet, unless I allow them manually, one by one.
Is this boring process going to increase my ransomware protection (refer to title)?

PS. Please don't hijack this thread with recommendations of anti-ransomware protection like CF, I already know them. Thanks in advance.

A:Do all ransomware files require an active Internet connection in order to encrypt your files?

I am under the assumption that Ransomware encrypts files upon execution.

Wait for an expert to reply.

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I have been trying to encrypt a folder using PGP 9.0.6 and Cryptainer Secure It 3.1.7.



What's weird is that the folder and the files within it will not encrypt and I don't know why? Further more the folder will actually be missing files. Can anybody explain to me? No, I am not setting the applications to erase files after completion.

PGP Conventional Encryption has worked finally. I tried all the obvious stuff first like closing all non-essential volumes (virtual disk that are created and encrypted by PGP), transferring the files to another drive, etc.

On a slightly separate issue. I did have some data corruption involving an older and separate group of files. However I deemed that to a hardware failure or a OS/Software failure. Figured it might provide valid insight.

Update: Now my PGP conventional encryption, non .exe file generation worked. I don't understand why it wouldn't work? Going to rename the source folder and try again. MY encrypted .exe file generation with PGP should work.

I tried again. PGP conventional encryption and PGP Zip both encrypted fine. I tried creating a PGP .exe file and again it failed and files are missing; why?

I've done a full virus scan and spyware scan. No known threats detected that would cause this. I've done two system wipes in the past months. I've also removed, reinstalled, and or repaired the installation of both a... Read more

A:Unable To Encrypt Files & A Number Of Files Are Missing After Attempt.

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A few days ago, I noticed a popup saying computer wanted to reboot and would if I didn't postpone it. I wasn't doing anything, so I went ahead and did it. The windows updates (running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) applied and I got back to the desktop. Adobe put up a box saying there was an update for it too, so I clicked on it. Before I could start it though, I got a windows box that said "Encrypting File System" and told me to backup my file encryption certificate and key. After some searching on google with a different computer, I found that this sometimes come up even if you have never encrypted anything as I have not. So I went ahead and let it save the key to a flash drive. I did the cipher /u command to find if any files were encrypted. It found thousands of files in 7 directories. Mostly pictures (.jpg) on the second hard drive and they weren't viewable.

Error: "Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location."

Filenames were green in explorer. So I tried using the backup of the encryption certificate and key. It seemed to restore just fine, but all the files were still encrypted. I tried the decript command "cipher /d" but that wanted to either be in the directory or specify the directory/filename and the list from the /u just flew by and would only scroll back so far.

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A:decrypt files files that I didn't encrypt

Well, from what I've been able to find and try, looks like those last two directories are simply not recoverable. Since I didn't encrypt them in the first place, I don't seem to have a key for it.

So, for the future...
What made it encrypt those directories so I can not do it again?
What should I do now to prevent problems like this again? Just backup my encryption key and try and remember where I backed it up to? The current one should be good for a while. One of the many things I tried was extending the expiration date to 2113.

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Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.


A:Encrypt files


Originally Posted by skaundal

Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.


I believe it is becasue when you originally encrypted the file, it used the original user account information to create the hash, etc for the encryption. When yoou reinstalled, did you recreate the user accounts with the same names as originally created?

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a while back i encrypted a file useing winzip, and now i want to open it but i dont know what that password i set for it was. is there any program that will unencrypt it or a way to find the password? thanks

A:How to un encrypt .zip files?

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If your computer ever becomes permanently unbootable and if you didn't back up your key with those files then Windows encrypted files will be lost. Beware of that. Accordingly people recommend True Crypt instead.

A:Don't want others see your files. Encrypt them with XP

Blade Jones makes a good point regarding NTFS encryption. It is a very valuable feature but you must understand the implications of using it. On this forum and others I have seen many cases where a user has reinstalled the OS or upgraded to a later version, only to find that important encrypted files are no longer accessible. This is a serious matter. NTFS encryption scrambles the contents of a file using a key that is a part of the user account. If that key is lost, and it will be when the OS is reinstalled., it is almost impossible to decrypt such files. Creating a new account with the same name and password will not create the same key.

It is possible to backup the encryption key before an OS reinstall but few people do so, or are even aware of the need.

With any encryption method involving a password be very sure you do not forget it! Forum rules do not permit help with lost passwords.

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Hi All
i encrypt some files (Properties ->General ->advanced ) but from that time any file i created it , it become encrypt defalutly , how fix it?

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Is there a way for me to encrypt files in Windows 7 Home premium? When I go to Properties > General tab > Advanced, the option to encrypt it is greyed out.

If possible, without 3rd party software please. If not, a link to some good free software.

A:Encrypt files in W7HP

I recommend truecrypt it's free software. You can encrypt os drive, data drives or folders.
TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

if you want to encrypt without 3rd party you need to get higher version of windows 7 because i think home premium doesn't have that functionality

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I installed clean windows XP on my "C" disk and i moved some files to "D" disk before installation. And now i can't access them, because i didn't save profile.
I tryd Advanced EFS Data Recovery (full version), but i can't decrypt files because they can't find profile.

A:Encrypt files after install

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I looked up how to encrypt files and it said windows 7 had a encryption software built in. I went to properties and went to the advance options and there was encrypt file for secure data or something like that. But it was unselectable.

A:How do encrypt files on my windows 7?

Whether you need to protect internal or removable drives, BitLocker in Windows 7 makes that protection easy because it works with almost any drive. Windows 7 simplifies the encryption of internal drives by automatically creating the hidden boot partition
necessary to use BitLocker to protect the OS volume, eliminating the need to manually select that option during installation or to repartition the drive afterward. Best of all, BitLocker can be enabled on drives running Windows 7 with a simple right-click...STEP
1.To enable encryption you would right click a folder or file and then choose Properties from the displaying menu.
2.Once the Properties page appears you would click the Advanced button on the General Tab and choose the Select the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, and then click OK.
3.Another dialog box will come up to give you the option of applying the changes to the folder only or to the folder, any subfolders found and the files within.
[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] – It is important to note that once you start encrypting information that you should back up your encryption certificate which is the “key” to lock and unlock the data. If your certificate and
key are lost or damaged and you do not have a backup, in most cases where a local system is involved, that encrypted information is lost as it remains forever locked.
There are more recovery options available to you when ... Read more

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i use encrypt files v1.5 to encrypted some word, excel and pictures. but today when i input the right password, it said: "check message log for errors"
and now i cannot see those files,what's the problem?

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I am attempting to encrypt files on a Windows 7 OS using EFS.
Receiving an error that states "The File Recovery certificate being outdated or expired is the most frequent cause of this invalid recovery certificate message".

I have located this to an expired certificate under RSoP, belonging to an account called sysadmin. The problem is that this laptop was a computer that I was given when I left my previous job. I'm presuming that account belong to the tech support team. It no longer exists under user accounts.
I've logged on with the Administrator account and recreated a certificate and generated the DRA, but still receive the same error. The certificate for sysadmin under RSoP still remains.

A:Unable to encrypt files using EFS

You're up a creek without a paddle man. EFS is non-trivial and you need the original Recovery Agent to access it.

Consider this scenario:

disk is EFS
user X has a password
user X account is deleted, but the data is kept
we discover, oops, we need something
recreate user X and even reuse the same original password
The encryption key is created such that it is unique to

the HD
the partition
the user
his/her password
time of day the password is created
The ONLY choice is to have created the Recovery Agent while the account was still active.

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I'm looking for advice on how best to encrypt a few files.
Nothing huge just a meg or two of Word & XL files.
At the moment I just burn on disc & do not keep on the computer & hide the discs.
Looking for some "better than what is available on XP Pro" program that is less than $50.

Any ideas?


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Avg internet security 2014

Alienware x51

Intel® Core™ i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz


?? I cannot seem to find it on this PC? wtf

2700TB ( between external and internal) 

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640

NVIDIA high definition

Hey there! I never use forums! 90% of the time I can figure things out all myself.  So If I am doing this wrong please forgive me!!
I just got this PC for work 1 year ago. It works amazingly, or has until this point. I am a photographer, I do a lot of high volume editing, Photoshop-Lightroom etc.  Recently I have been noticing a lag in my workflow via LR and PS. I did everything that I could to optimize catalogs/ preformance etc. When I checked my stats  I am seriously drowning in an abundance of space and ram is not the issue. 
So I ran adware cleaner, and Malwarebytes just to check if anything was up--They did their job. Still running slow.. Its processing slowly, hard to explain but My PS is lagging and it is programmed to utilize almost all of my pc.  I decided to run Roguekiller to see what I came up with and it showed me a bunch of Pum.Dns/Policies/Destopicons and Hkey_users.  I tried to find info on it to no avail and even one site (free site) I went to wanted me to allow someone to remotely connect to my PC.. I told them I think Not 
I am hoping some one can help me! I need my PC running at top performance, because I am a sl... Read more

A:Hey there Fella's!! RogueKiller tells me we Have an Issue :] Pum.Dns

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.  The entries shown by RK aren´t malicious, no worries.Let´s see if there is something else:  Full System Scan with Malwarebytes AntimalwareIf not existing, please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.Double-click the downloaded setup file and follow the... Read more

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I see tell-tale signs of Cryptowall on my Act! server - HELP_DECRYPT.* files dropped in a bunch of folders.  However, database is fully functional.  Does anyone have an idea of what type of files get encrypted? Had this happen before on a file server and just about everything was unusuable - doc, xls, pdf, etc.  

A:Cryptowall 3.0 - what type of files does it encrypt?

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Is there a secure and low-cost way to encrypt Quicken, Excel and PowerPoint files and email them to yourself, so you'll always have backups of your personal data?
I've seen free utilities advertised, but don't know whether it is safe to use them.
Is any of these utilities suitable for dial-up... My area does not have DSL, and won't have cable for a few months yet!


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is it possible to change the extension of the file...let's just say a file is called wallpaper.jpg

can i change the extension to let say instead of jpg and change it to pgj...or somthing else...so the file now is wallpaper.pgj...

would this stop the file from opening..

i know u guys must be wondering why ...it's because i have some adult wallpapers from sites like desktop girls and others... which are in jpg format ...i don't want to delete them...

A:how can i encrypt or hide jpeg files

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Please help!
I have a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional O/S.
I've used external HDDs for months now, but today when I plug any external/portable HDD/SDD in it prompts me "Before you can save files on this drive, you need to encrypt it using BitLocker"...!!!
See attached screen shot.

I can open the drive, but I cannot do a thing with it. This is causing me all kinds of grief.

I didn't even know I had BitLocker on my laptop, as it is Windows 7 Pro. I don't want it.

There is no BitLocker option when I write-click my drive. There is no BitLocker To Go installed etc...

Can someone help me to write to my drives and remove BitLocker if needed??

Kind Regards,

A:Before you can save files, you need to encrypt with BitLocker

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

BitLocker Drive Encryption - BitLocker To Go - Turn On or Off

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1) What are encrypted files and how do we know which files are encrypted and which are not.
2) i know its against the TSF rules to discuss anything related to password recovery or anything like that but just curious to know when anybody forget the password and if they are able to remove or change the password , would it affect encrypted files in anyway ??

3) Is their any way we can make any file encrypted or if we need to how we can remove encryption of any file.


A:what are encrypted files ?? do we have any way to encrypt or decrypt and file ??

An encrypted file or folder is a file or folder that only someone with the appropriate permissions can view.

If you are the administrator of a computer with folders or files on it that you have created then you can encrypt them and only someone with the appropriate permissions i.e you and anyone else you give permission to can see and view the contents of that folder or file.

You can only do things with the file if you created it or are the administrator or have the appropriate permissions.

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When I got my Flash Drive today it came with a small application called SecretZip which runs from the drive and allows me to encrypt and password protect the files on there, Of course I could use WinRAR but as I use it for College and other places i cant install WinRAR on them PC's.

I have used our friend Google to try and find this program but I cant.
Does anyone know where I get it or a application like it that runs from the drive?


A:Encrypt and Password Protect files on Flash Drive


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Kids, I am not sure iffen this corntraption is soon to explode or collapse. I had a page pop up while watchin a streamin movie, said page seemed to represent the "Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security Ransomware" or some similar nefarious scoundrel. I shut the page down only by resorting to Ctrl-Alt-Dlt, went to draggin and droppin files to Discs, cuz I ain't set up a big enuf external hard drive, to hold two backups atta time. Tho I don't actually know what a backup file looks like, nor how to access the files in said backup file. Mea Culpa, I gotta remedy that shortcomin. Well low and behold to this point my files do not yet seem to have changed and I can access this cornprutter so I may not have a problem. But its been a year or two since i got this gem and it prolly needs a good tendin to,
So I have available the two DDS files  to begin a cleanup process. First the dds.txt
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
Run by Dave Haddad at 10:33:24 on 2014-02-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2013.748 [GMT -6:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:I got skeered when a page popped up and wanted $300 or they'd encrypt my files

Please remove this reply. Thanks Dave

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i am not able to open some encrypt files....when i try to remove encryption it say that error applying attributes access is denied ....

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As a rule, I don't run NTFS on any of my systems and I advise against it in most situations. The reason is that I consider the additional stability and security that NTFS offers to be outweighed by the disadvantage of making it impossible, if not near impossible, to clean adware/spyware/viruses from an infected machine. But now I am presented with a new dilemma:

I have a laptop that I am using more as time progresses. It has a lot of information stored on it about my clients' user names, passwords, e-mail configurations, product keys (which they do lose, occasionally). Losing the laptop to a thief and the potential that the thief would discover the valuable and sensitive information stored on it . . . Well, I think you get the idea.

I am thinking of converting the laptop to NTFS and encrypting the many folders that contain sensitive information, thus protecting my clients from any potential damage due to loss of the laptop.

Here's the proposed scenario and conditions:
The laptop's hard disk is converted to NTFS.
Folders containing sensitive information are encrypted.
The OS on the laptop crashes and is unrecoverable.
I am forced to trash the existing OS and set up Windows 2000 or XP fresh and clean and start over again.
What must I do now to prepare for this day so that after the OS is loaded again, I can access those encrypted folders?

A:To encrypt (folders) or not to encrypt--that is my question.

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How do I get back the files that were in an encrypted folder in Windows XP? I went to the User I used to encrypt them (right click on folder->encrypt folder and subfolders) and undid that option, but even though the folder and subfolders are no longer listed in green color (the color of encrypted folders) the files themselves are still gone, just the folders themselves remain, but no files at all that used to be visible in those folders. I hate encryption. I never thought it meant "hide these files from everyone, including ME." It's so stupid. How do I decrypt my folders, or, perhaps more accurately, how do I decrypt the files that used to be visible inside the folders and subfolders in the previously-encrypted folder? I even did the lengthy thing related to Certificates and still the files themselves are hidden from me. And they're not simply "hidden files" because I tried that option in options->View but it didn't do the trick. There's gotta be another way.

A:How do I get back the files that were in an encrypted folder in Windows XP? I went to the User I used to encrypt them (right cl...

It sounds like you may have already tried one of these steps.Perhaps one of the others will restore the files for you.

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I was previously working with Satchfan. Was instructed to run RogueKiller, aswMBR and OTL with a specific Custom scan Satchfan provided. Got results as follows:


RogueKiller V5.2.7 [06/29/2011] by Tigzy
contact at http://www.sur-la-toile.com
mail: tigzyRK<at>gmail<dot>com
Feedback: http://www.sur-la-toile.com/discussion-193725-1-BRogueKillerD-Remontees.html
Operating System: Windows XP (5.1.2600 Service Pack 3) 32 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User: Compaq_Administrator [Admin rights]
Mode: Scan -- Date : 06/29/2011 17:13:48
Bad processes: 0
Registry Entries: 6
[PROXY IE] HKCU\[...]\Internet Settings : ProxyServer (http= -> FOUND
[HJ] HKLM\[...]\Security Center : AntiVirusDisableNotify (1) -> FOUND
[HJ] HKLM\[...]\Security Center : FirewallDisableNotify (1) -> FOUND
[HJ] HKLM\[...]\Security Center : UpdatesDisableNotify (1) -> FOUND
[HJ] HKLM\[...]\NewStartPanel : {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} (1) -> FOUND
HOSTS File: localhost www.007guard.com 007guard.com 008i.com www.008k.com 008k.com www.00hq.com 00hq.com 010402.com www.032439.com 032439.com www.0scan.com 0scan.com 1000gratisproben.com www.1000gratisproben.com 1001namen.com www.1001namen.com 100888290cs.com
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A:Need help quick, files being deleted as far as I can see...

Okay, something just deleted most of the files in My Documents. I opened my documents, closed it, had to open it again and everything is gone. Can't find ANY *.jpg, *.xls files, only left one Adobe file in My Documents. HELP!
Had to do a restore to recover files. Same situation exists though, multiple websites in history folder (never visited any of them), computer running super slow, asking to open/run files I do not recognize.

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Adresses can only be imported into quick books if they are in .iff format.
How can I transfer an address list from a) Quicken and b) outlook to Quick Books ????

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Hi all

Needed some help in determining an error I'm picking up.

Can someone with a working installation of SP2 navigate to C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles and let me know of the size of the file and possibly its contents (if there's not too many).

Mines blank this morning

Appreciate all the help.

A:A quick checkup with SP2 files


I have XP SP2 but this particular directory isn't there. There are a load of uninstall ones though and $NtServicePackUninstallNLSDownlevelMapping$ and $NtServicePackUninstallIDNMitigationAPIs$

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I have a rather "challenged" user who cant remember how he has caused this problem. Basivally, almost all of his desktop icons and program icons in the start menu have changed to have a .INK extension on them. They all want to open with MS PAint!

I've tried renaming a few things but no luck!
Im going to try an get a screenshot later if that helps.

Note: Most quicklaunch buttons have also changed

Any ideas? Im baffled!


A:Help! I need a quick fix......INK files all over a desktop!

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Hello everyone again,
Does anyone know a quick way/method of sorting hundreds of thousands of files by month? The files I am trying to sort are very small (1-100KB) though there are so many of them. What I've tried so far is used windows search tool and selecting the date range in which I want. Due to the immense quantity of files, it takes about 3 hours to complete. Even when it completes, it takes even longer to move the files to a directory b/c I think windows has to search for the location again before it does the actual move. Is there a command prompt or script that I can use/create that says:
Select the files in these date range (ie: 6/01/2007-6/31/2007) and move them to a folder called 'June 2007'?

Thanks for your help

A:Quick Way to Sort Files?

Good databases can easily do it... Even Access... as will statistical databases such as Stata/MP: The fastest version of Stata (for dual-core and multicore/ multiprocessor computers), Stata/SE: Stata for large datasets, Stata/IC: The standard version of Stata, and Small Stata: A smaller, student version of Stata (for educational purchases only)
Take a look at researcher software, or academic software.

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Hello, this is probably a stupid question but...

I know that you can pretty much delete your temp files in C:\Windows without repercussion. However, I noticed that in my "C:\Documents and Settings\**username**\Local Settings\" I have another temp folder that is pretty huge in size. Am I able to delete these files too, or should I not touch it?

A:Quick Question About Temp Files

Generally you can delete Temp or Temporary files safely - but I'd use something like the free CCleaner (available here: http://www.ccleaner.com/ ) rather than deleting them manually.

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I use a program to view incomplete AVI files - However I now want a program which will help me view incomplete Quick time files which come with a ".mov" extension.

Anybody with a good program available for download, please do let me know.


- Kapil

A:Incomplete Quick Time files

I m not sure about this though...but have you tried to rename the incomplete files to ".mov" extension and view it usin Media Player or Quick Time player. It works with MPEGs though, but i think it's worth trying for the mean time.

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I downloaded something from the net in bulk, and instead of putting every file in 1 directory it seems to have built a directory for each file, which equals to around 400 directories. I need each file from each directory moved in to 1 directory of its own. I know I can do this manually but 400 will make my current RSI (which is on the mend) even worse and I don't want to risk the damage. Is there any sort of software or command line code that can do this automatically ? I don't mind if it is pay or free, but free or trial would of course be better if such a program exists.

Thanks everyone !!

A:Quick way to move files from folders ?

Ignore this post, I have sorted it myself, I forgot all about the Search function so I just searched all the directories and selected all files and moved them. Thanks.

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Can ANYONE tell me what it means when your files writing turns blue?
In My Pictures when I look in the folder some of my pictures filenames have turned blue instead of black?
Should I be worried? My computer has done this before, but with music files.

A:Solved: A quick question about files

Well, I have the same thing, but it doesn't bother me so much.
Anyway, I just googled "files are blue" and I was redirected to this wonderful link:


Hope it'll help you

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Is there a way you can burn your audio files on a cd as regular files for storing? Becuase the Cd-r's i have are 700MB/80min and i want to use the 700mb part of it, not the 80 min.

So is there a way to burn the mp3's to the CD just like you were burning videos to the cd?

A:Quick question about CD-r and audio files

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I currently operate fromhome and have a viao laptop running XP pro and a pc running win 2k. I do have a Linksys wireless point but find it difficult to transfer the files accross. Can this be done through a cable, if so what type and how.


A:quick way to copy files from pc to laptop

You can network the two computers using a cross over cable

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Hi, if you could help me as soon as possible, I would really appreciate it I am compiling a CD of various graphics for my sister who is due very soon, and I've hit a rough spot

I have a zip file of crystal icons (.ico) which I need to convert to .png I have the following programs:

Axialis Icon Workshop
Photoshop CS2
Paint Shop Pro X
Corel Graphics Suite X3

I can convert the .ico files with no problems at all, but the converted .png file is very small (48x48 px is the max size whilst retaining original clarity). I need to have them at least double that as they are to be used as dock icons. When I have enlarged and converted them, they are very foggy and fuzzy (at 96 x 96 px), so any advice you could give me on enlarging them (whilst remaining clear and crisp), I would really appreciate it

Here are some samples of the original .ico files:

Here are some samples of the converted png files:

I have googled, but to no avail, but I have found another individual who has the same icons enlarged and superb quality. I have contacted him also Thanks so much in advance, and please help <pulls hair out>


A:Resizing .png files when converted from .ico *quick help if possible please*

Sorry, not possible to get results much, if any, better than what you have.
The other person with the larger icons probably had access to the source files or found larger versions of them.

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hey guys
So each user account on my Windows XP Home has only one ntuser.dat file.
Aren't there suppose to be ntuser.dat Log1 and Log2, as well as some more? Anybody know what might have happened?Maybe There is only suppose to be the one, I'm not sure. If anybody could go to Documents and Settings\username on their own computers and check how many they have, that would be helpful.

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Some .reg files give me the error "Cannot import [name/path of reg file]: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes."

My question is not how to fix the error (plenty of info out there on that) but rather:
Does the .reg file stop executing at the point of the error? For instance if the bad key is somewhere in the middle does Windows import the keys in the .reg file up to that point then stop? Or does it just skip over that key and continue importing the other entries after it?
Does the error mean the .reg file doesn't import at all?
Is there a way to figure out which keys/processes the error is referring to?

A:A couple quick questions about .reg files...

Hello pjfarr,

That error means that the .reg file is trying to modify a registry key that your account does not have ownership of and/or permission to modify.

The .reg file will still import and modify everything except for the ones that you do not have permission to allow.

You could right click on the .reg file and click on Edit to see it's content. From there, you could manually check each key in the .reg file to see if you have ownership and/or "Full Access" permission of that key inside your registry (regedit). See step 3 in OPTION THREE below for more details to help with this.Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
I would highly recommend to not do this if you are not sure of what you are doing. One mistake made in the registry could leave you needing to reinstall Windows. Either way, I would strongly recommend to create a restore point before touching the registry in case a mistake was made, and you need to do a system restore to undo it.

Hope this helps,

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hey guys
So each user account on my Windows XP Home has only one ntuser.dat file.
Aren't there suppose to be ntuser.dat Log1 and Log2, as well as some more? Anybody know what might have happened?Maybe There is only suppose to be the one, I'm not sure. If anybody could go to Documents and Settings\username on their own computers and check how many they have, that would be helpful.

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I tried opening an .INK file with paint as a i have no application to open it with and afterwords i cant open any more .exe files. all icons look like paint and i don't knwo what else to do. i have seen alot of tutorials and i get onto Regedit but i get confused after words.

Quick reply please

A:All files have .ink extension and won't open ( Quick Reply!

Hello Pedro,

You could download and merge the .reg file for the listed lnk (LNK) and exe options in the tutorial below to restore their default associations and hopefully fix this for you. Default File Type Associations - Restore
Hope this helps,

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My Rig:
Service Pack 3, Windows XP, NVidia GeForce 8800GTS, AMD Phenom 8650 triple core processor, 2GB RAM

My Problem:
-after PC boots i can only access files on the desktop which are located on the desktop (i cant access shortcuts)
-Can't access My Computer but I CAN access a program called CCleaner (which is a shortcut...)
- I can only access all the files on the desktop after about 5 minutes or more.

Accidental things:
-I have started a Virus Scan (NOD32) and stopped it in 3 minutes (i justt stopped it for no reason), after that the the motherboard's 'CPU and fans' controller loads up(called abitEQ.exe- it loads up every time the PC loads desktop-thats normal) and after that i could access all my files on the desktop

My Question:
Why can't i access all the files on my desktop straight after the desktop loads up (and everything can be seen on the desktop)?
I could access it before. Why cant I now?

What I have tried:
-i recently did a registry clean but backed up the files, and after the above case started i restored taht registry, but it's still the same, same as said above.

Thank You for your support.

(P.S.:I hope you like the layout of the post )

A:cant access files on desktop-quick help needed

have you tried a System Restore to a prior date when all was working fine...?

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I downloaded videos form internet that i paid for $60. I watched them for a few days then yesterday quick time error -43 could not find file. I don't know how to find the file it is like it dissapered. I have a dell with windows xp or vista.

A:Quick time errors lost files

I need help how to get my videos back!

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Hello to all,
Have been running W8 and have backed up system images on my 2nd hardrive (D. I have used Macrium of which I am more familiar and also the OS's Windows 7 File Recovery. Both have instructed me to create boot rescue disks.
I am looking at the D: drive and I see the Folder Macrium, got that. Now I also find a folder named WindowsImageBackup and another folder that doesn't use the standard folder icon but something like a green line and a DVD icon named with the computer's name. The WindowsImageBackup is dated March, and the Machine Named weird icon folder is dated the last time I did a Windows 7 File Recovery Backup.
Can anyone please explain the differences on the two folders, what programs control them and why they have different backup dates. Not having used Windows System Images because of a glitch in my W7 machine, I am again over my head in what is going on. If I do a restore System Image with the Windows 7 File Recovery and it's boot disk, which I was instructed to label Windows 8 Consumer Preview Rescue disk, will that do a full system image restore, or try to?
Thanks for any assistance!

A:Possibly a quick hand in identifying files....


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This is quick and dirty,

If you ever get hacked, you might not know it. Your Anti-Virus might miss the infection and the malicious process might run invisible to task manager.

One quick and dirty way to check for signs of infection is to create a log that contains all the URL's contained within the files and programs on your computer. Because almost all malware is going to try to send and receive files to and from your computer, making a log of every URL contained on your computer can reveal some really interesting information. For instance, you might discover that a PDF file you thought was inccocent , contains referrences to a known malware domain hosted in China or Russia.

To create your log, you will need:

Strings from Sys Internals: This tool will search through every file and folder on your computer (or just one if you prefer) and print out all the ASCII and Unicode text it finds contained within them. It is faster than FINDSTR in the command line, and its output is cleaner and more organized.

Please note that to use the script as is, you will need to place the strings executable in your system32 folder. OR, you will need to add the path of the strings.exe executable to your PATH environment variable.

Next, copy and paste the following command into a command prompt:

cls && cd \ && strings -q -s | find "http://" > "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Http_Log.txt" && notepad.exe "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Http_Log.txt&... Read more

A:Quick Tip: Log all references to HTTP in your files and programs.

Nice thread.
Looks like it took you awhile.

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Quick question here.

Does Comodo (I have Comodo Firewall with D+ without the AV) have something like that of Malwarebytes FileASSASSIN?

As of the moment I use FileASSASSIN http://www.malwarebytes.org/fileassassin.php to remove files that Unlocker cannot remove. Is there anything out there like FileASSASSIN..?

I know of only two more namely:

LockHunter http://lockhunter.com/

Unlocker http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/

Thanks guys

A:Quick question : Undeletable Files how-to with Comodo etc

unlocker always works for me. Another one is
IObit Unlocker

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