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Help, worse infection I have ever had

Question: Help, worse infection I have ever had

Hey everyone.. you have always been fantastic in the past and helping me to fix my pc. I am in way over my head on this one though, and do not know what to do.

I woke up this morning to find a big black and red message on my screen that said :

Your System Is Infected!!!

I knew right away it was some kind of Malware, and it kept directing me to install it. I know better and tried to right click it off, but it did not work, more and more bubbles and pop ups came up. It disabled my System Restore and my Firewall, and I get error codes when I try to go online through Firefox. I did get one AVG scan in, and it found 36 items and said it healed them all, but upon reboot, this monster is still here.

It will not allow me to run MalwareBytes or AVG now, it sends me error codes.

I am seriously lost now..I am a teacher and also a student who just started this semester's online classes...please help me asap. I am usually very good at working with you all. I have even gotten good at helping myself, but this is a bad one, I am afraid.

I will be anxiously waiting for a reply..thanks so much.

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Preferred Solution: Help, worse infection I have ever had

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

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

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

Answer: Help, worse infection I have ever had

To add.. I cannot access the internet at all on it now. It redirects to fastbrowser search and says nothing can be found, etc. I am on my fiances pc which is in the same room if that helps.

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Hi! Not sure what to do about this. My AVG doesn't seem to be helping, so I downloaded Hijackthis (sounded good) and I got this log back. I don't want to mess anything up, so I'm handing it over for inspection.

Thanks in advance!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:24:33 AM, on 11/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFTray.exe
C:&#... Read more

Answer:Pop-ups, unknown infection getting worse

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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Spybot, Adaware and various other antivirus prog's get to a certain point and then just freeze.First thing i noticed was that my browser changed recently, then everythings slowed down. Here's the log.C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Netropa\OSD.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCrawl.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopOE.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Tyrone Carr\Desktop\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.wanadoo.co.uk/iesearch/default.htmR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearchR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.wanadoo.co.uk/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?p...er=6&ar=msnhomeR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearchR1 - HKLM&... Read more

Answer:Maybe Trojan Infection Or Worse

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.If you still need help, please post a fresh Hijackthis log, in this thread, so I can help you with your Malware Problems.Make sure that you post the entire log, including the header information at the very top.If you have resolved this issue please let us know.

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I have been fighting this Virumonde infection for about a week now. It's starting to get worse now. I've run Spybot, done the whole reboot while disconnected to the internet thing. No dice. I've run my antivirus (I have Rogers Online Protection, don't know how good or bad that is). It is randomly popping up having quarantined a whole slew of new files, all randomly named dll files. Now I'm beginning to have popups on my desktop, and I'm being redirected to random sites when I click links.Below is my HJT log. PLEASE help, I'm getting desperate and I don't want to reformat.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:12:27 AM, on 4/8/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Rogers Online Protection\Rogers Online Protection\Fws.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Rogers Online Protection\Rogers Online Protection\rps.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\P... Read more

Answer:Virumonde.prx Infection -- Please Help, getting worse!

Please download The Comedian.exe to your desktopDouble click the program to run it. It will only take around several minutes to run.It will do a series of tasks and tell you when each one is finished.You will be prompted to press any key after each stepWhen it is done it will close and exit itself automatically.You can delete The_Comedian.exe once it is finishedNEXTPlease download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HERE or HERENote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just run and update it.. Then do a "Perform Full Scan"Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfec... Read more

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Hello, and thank you for reading my tale of woe. Some of my understanding may be incorrect, and some of my memory may be faulty; I apologize for that. This happened about a month ago, but after banging my head against it for several days, I just took the thing off-line and resorted to using my laptop all the time. I've forgotten some of what I have tried to run or do, but I think I can relate the most significant aspects. Most things I tried either failed to run or had no effect and I reversed them.

I know how I got infected and won't be doing those particular things again.

PC in question: Windows XP Pro SP3, Norton Anti-V Corporate, System and apps installed on separate partitions, Boot from D:\. Please ask about anything I have forgotten to include.

My desktop PC started to get wacky, with this Protection System fake virus/spyware/fake software taking over. It has the system tray item and many random pop-ups. Google search results were mis-directing. Desktop shortcuts to porn and Protection system being generated on startup. General mayhem. In the process of trying to fix things I disabled a process called "##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##" and most of this behavior stopped.

Some other things make me think there's something else going on. I can't run/install Malwarebytes, rootrepeal, combofix, and some others. Combofix Blue-screened the few times I tried to run it. Renaming things made no difference. ... Read more

Answer:Protection System infection, and probably something worse

Please download Win32kDiag.exe by AD and save it to your desktop.alternate download 1alternate download 2This tool will create a diagnostic report Double-click on Win32kDiag.exe to run and let it finish. When it states Finished! Press any key to exit..., press any key on your keyboard to close the program. A file called Win32kDiag.txt should be created on your Desktop.Open that file in Notepad and copy/paste the entire contents (from Starting up... to Finished! Press any key to exit...) in your next reply.-------------------------------------- Go to > Run..., then copy and paste this command into the open box: cmdClick OK.At the command prompt C:\>, copy and paste the following command and press Enter:DIR /a/s %windir%\scecli.dll %windir%\netlogon.dll %windir%\eventlog.dll >Log.txt & START notepad Log.txtA file called log.txt should be created on your Desktop.Open that file and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.==================================Please download peek.bat and save it to your Desktop. Double-click on peek.bat to run it. A black Command Prompt window will appear indicating the program is running. Once it is finished, copy and paste the entire contents of the Log.txt file it creates in your next reply.If you encounter a problem downloading or getting peek.bat to run, go to > Run..., and in the open box, type: NotepadClick OK.Copy and paste everything in the code box below into the Untitled - [email protected] OFF... Read more

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I'm very, very scared and I need some help. I have had a LOT of trouble with my computer over the last few months. I've run everything from Avast Virus removal to other stuff and every time I've managed to make the computer run. However, this time the problem isn't with the computer crashing or running so slowly it's impossible to use. This one is some sort of encryption virus that is encrypting things on my computer. I have about 100 links to a page that shows me this long message about going to a site, entering my "personal code" that is provided and paying money to have my files decrypted. I've read online that this is just another scam to get money (no kidding) and will not help to decrypt the files. I need to get rid of this FAST before it infects any of my other files. Can someone please, please help me? I have run Avast again and it found 10 infected files, yet the virus is still present. Please help me.

Answer:I have a serious infection that's getting worse? Encrytpion Virus

Greetings NINTR and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problem... Read more

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Hey guys. I'm new here, and I didn't know where else to go. I've had the Google redirect virus for about two months, and now my laptop is also playing random sound clips. Also, each time I open Internet Explorer, it's telling me that I'm working offline and now I have to manually switch it to online when I want to use the internet. I have no idea what to do. Please help!!! Logs below:

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***UPDATE!***
When I turned my computer on this morning, a blue screen came up that I've never seen before. It said:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable DIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F* to select Advanced Startup options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical informations:

*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xFB3EF000, 0x00000000, 0x8043ccB, 0x0000000... Read more

Answer:Computer Infection steadily getting worse

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you have and re-download the tool. The reason I ask you to do this is because these tools are updated fairly regularly.
Do not do things I do not ask for, such as running a spyware scan on your computer. The one thing that ... Read more

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i have a rootkit infection, its causing my browser to get redirected to things like rogueantispyware and banned content sites(yuck!) and causing some pages to load on their own like gugle.com(yeah that is how it was spelled), ive run a number of different programs to get this off, such as spybot and malwarebytes, but every time i click the icons, i get nothing, its like telling a brick wall to move, whatever this is has disabled them. i tried uninstalling and reinstalling the programs and i have the same problem, they just wont start, can someone help me? in the past ive used combofix at the advice of a buddy who is darn good with pc's(he even helped me fix an issue that msn-the service provider couldnt help me with, using their own online data!) and in the past it was worked well for me, no problems except for that one time that it had a bug that subs took it down for so he could fix it, each time after it worked perfectly but now i cant get it run either.im wondering if there is something the exe's need in the operating system for them to be able to run, and if they are being denied access to whatever that is, i have a hijack this log, i looked through it and couldnt find anything alarming but im no expert(fairly decent with a system, but no expert, i was wondering if someone here could help me.when i tried to go to the site for spybot, i think its safer networking, to get an updated version thinking it would fix it, the site wouldnt come up, its acting like... Read more

Answer:rootkit infection, worse than other ones ive dealt with

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.I would like to get a better look at your system, please do the following so I can get some more detailed logs.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message w... Read more

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Fighting a week long problem that seems to be getting worse.

Running XP Media Center SP3

I use Avira as my anti-virus and spybot as anti-spyware. Several days ago system was lagging on the internet. Scanned with both of the above and found several issues: virtumonde.a, smitfraud. After, I thought, my system was clean I also ran CCleaner.

This seemed to help but after a couple of days it seems to be getting worse. Spybot won't start (I can see it in task manager but it won't launch). I have also seen an internet redirection through "windowsclick" which is also annoying.

I have read several of the forums and have tried to download: MGtools, Super Antispyware and Malware bytes. Only MGtools worked and I have included the log file below. The other two wouldn't even load or run.

Major Geeks was recommended to me from several others and this is my first time posting.

Thanks
 

Answer:Malware infection getting worse - spybot, adaware, etc. will not run

Welcome to Major Geeks!

First you must disable Spybot's Teatimer. See this: How to disable Spybot's TeaTimer

Run this Disable/Remove Windows Messenger to remove Windows Messenger. Do not confuse Windows Messenger with MSN Messenger because they are not the same. Windows Messenger is a frequent cause of popups.

Uninstall the below old versions of software:
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1
Java(TM) SE Development Kit 6 Update 4
Java(TM) 6 Update 2
Java(TM) 6 Update 3
Java(TM) 6 Update 4
Java(TM) 6 Update 5
Java(TM) 6 Update 7
Java(TM) 6 Update 11


Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\sdra64.exe,
O1 - Hosts: 172.31.254.2 mykillernic
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {E9C0BA2D-FBCE-4184-AA62-4AE15ADE8031} - c:\windows\system32\fdahtby.dll
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-4116697270-3760401919-1086182312-1010\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background (User 'Joshua')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-4116697270-3760401919-1086182312-1010\..\Run: [QuickTi... Read more

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I've already put a post up on Monday but I'm not getting an answer and my problem is getting worse. Someone please help! I have a blue screen on my desktop telling me:

Warning: spyware threat has been detected on your pc

There is also a link telling me to click to solve the problem. I'm also getting a balloon in my system try with various spyware ads saying similar things to the blue screen. There all appear to be ads to solvethe spyware problem. I'm also getting a lot of web popups ranging from selling spyware blockers to porn. My verizon spyware scan keeps finding spyware and moving them to the quarantine but the problem is still there. Someone please help!!!!!!!

Here is my hijack file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:12:23 PM, on 10/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\Verizon Internet Security Suite\Fws.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
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Answer:spyware infection blue screen getting worse

I replied here: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/758798-stubborn-spyware.html
 

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hi. while using my mums laptop, i managed to pick up something nasty from a vid i tried to watch online...( no, it wasn't porn... it was a docu. about US debt...) anyway...

i noticed msa.exe running and google told me that it was an arse, so followed instructions i found on
www.xp-vista.com/spyware-removal/msantivirus-ms-antivirus-removal-instructions

i didn't dl and use the SpyHunter utility that was mentioned there, hoping that the spybot search and destroy already on the machine might do the same job. i removed all the things listed on the page that were actually on the machine as instructed... but the problem was still there, so i ended up here at majorgeeks, and followed the instructions on the read&run sticky for cleaning vista systems...

i didn't run cccleaner but other than that i think i followed the instructions to the letter... BUT... after running malwarebytes things just got worse... endless error messages popping up made it impossible to run combofix without touching the machine... it did run in the end, after i cleared 100 odd errors out of the way... but, now when i try to unzip rootrepeal, the computer wont let me. when i try to open txt files or log files or do anything, the computer won't let me.

before i just had virus warnings every couple of seconds. now NOTHINGWORKS. mbam buggered the machine totally. i noted down the errors and what i had done in a txt file that i now can't access... i've got ... Read more

Answer:got msa.exe infection.followed your vista cleaning thread. now the machine worse.

ok here´s the logs i got so far... i didn´t run the MGTools yet... my head hurts now, and i have a feeling that anything i do is just going to make matters worse.

thanks for taking the time to help... if anyone can...
 

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Hi all,

I started the day on a high note, before turning on the computer that is, thinking I was going to get some things done. This was not to be: So we start at:

FAIR:
After XP loaded it said that it had recovered from a serious error Product ID _251... so I did some digging around and got some info from microsoft's web pages complete with registry fixes (deleting bad entries, etc.)

I did a quick scan with malwarebytes and it found some stuff that I deleted and when I did a restart it didn't come up correctly.

Went into safe mode and it came up.
(made a HUGE mistake here. Did not copy files I wanted to save when I had the opportunity)
Closed out of safe mode and let it start normally.
Would not boot normally.
Tried to boot in to safe mode and now its recycling back to POST, we have gone to...
BAD:
Hmmm. So I thought how about putting the XP disk in and then do an install leaving file system intact.
When I got to the point of doing the install I chickened out because it said that it might delete the My Documents folder (had some things in there I didn't want to lose) I've done this procedure before and perhaps I should have taken the second opportunity to recover gracefully but I did not.

I hit F3 to cancel out of the install to try and boot from my other HD that has XP (but with some driver issues that I had yet fixed.)

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Answer:HD/Filesystem prob:Went from fair to bad; then to worse, much worse

Test the HDD with the drive manufacturers disk tools (preferably using a different PC). Run the short and long tests. If either test fails or has errors, the drive is faulty.

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My icons are disappearing
The computer is running slow
Viruses have completely taken over my computer
I am going through financial difficulties right now and would REALLY appreciate help.
I understand computers therefore I can take direction fairly well..
Just please tell me what I need to do.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:19:43 AM, on 5/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcd\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
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Answer:It's Getting Worse & Worse. PLEASE. I cannot afford to bring it anywhere:( LOG INSIDE

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I bought a Think Pad in April last year which does not start anymore, no lights,nothing.I wanted to send it back to Lenovo for guarantee.Ther ist only ONE problem, there is no sticker on the laptop which shows me the serial numer. Obviously there supposed to be on, but it is missing!!!I do have the invoice which shows the purchase date, but no serial either.I already quit wasted some time to with this bull**bleep**, I hopefully do not need a layer for that.Here you see the last response of the "support" manager -Dear Michael Mueller,Unfortunately I have to inform you that you have no guarantee for this machine.Repair of machines that do not have a sticker can only be carried out by a Lenovo service partner.Lenovo Service Partner:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/serviceproviderIf you have any further questions about this service case, please send us an e-mail to [email protected] or call us on the free phone number DE 0800 - 500 4618 / AT 0810-100-654 / CH 0800-55-54-54. Lenovo regularly conducts customer surveys on service quality.If you are selected, please take a few minutes to answer the questions.We thank you in advance.  Yours sincerely, Davor KrpanLenovo Technical Support IBM Hrvatska d.o.o. za proizvodnju i trgovinuMiramarska 23, 10 000 Zagreb, HrvatskaUpisan kod Trgova?kog suda u Zagrebu pod br. 080011422Temeljni kapital: 788,000.00 kuna - upla?en u cijelostiDirektor: ?eljka Ti?i??iro ra?un kod: RAIFFEISENBANK AUSTRIA d.d. Zagreb,... Read more

Answer:guarantee handling - bad worse than worse

I just forgot to mentioned, that the purchase was done through the Leonovo online shop itself -  VERSANDBESTÄTIGUNG Ihre Bestellung wurde versendetSehr geehrte(r) Michael Müller,vielen Dank für Ihre Bestellung im Lenovo Online-Shop, der von Digital River unterstützt wird.Die folgenden Produkte wurden versendet.Bestelldatum14. April 2017Bestellnummer23856585462Tracking-nummer1ZAF68846704024055Folgende Artikel wurden versendet: BestellmengeProdukt-SKUProduktnameVersandmengeVersandmenge gesamtBetrag120J1CTO1WWThinkPad 13 2G11800,52EURWenn Sie per Kreditkarte bezahlt haben, wurde Ihre Karte nun belastet.

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Initially it was Edge not working properly, now it mostly crashes. Even the new "amazing" feature of tab previews doesn't work properly. Imagine, I moved back to Chrome after so many years of being a happy IE user. Cortana was a bit iffy with "Hey Cortana". Now she doesn't listen to what I say at all, even when I press the button. The notification center has its own mood. Often decides to hide until I restart for absolutely no reason at all. Same goes for the sound volume and other flyouts on the desktop.
In short, there is massive degradation of various major features with every new build. And since I post all the issues I find using the feedback app, I know it is not just me experiencing these things. This is disastrous.
So, is it just me or you experience similar issues yourself?

Answer:Is it just me or does Windows 10 get worse and worse with every new build?

It's just you.

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I was curious if anyone out there knows anything about this...

I have a self-built computer, three years old now...and day by day it's getting worse and worse!

AMD Athalon XP @ 1.1 GHz
512MB PC2700 DDR-SDRAM
Windows XP Pro.
Radeon 9500 Pro. 128MB DDR

The problems started about six months ago--every time I'd turn on the computer, it'd scan the hard drive for errors, claiming an improper shutdown. Then, two months ago, it started going to a black screen saying a windows file is corrupt, use the XP CD to restore the file--but simply restarting the computer at that point would get it going (only came up on a fresh start).

Then in the recent times, the screen is completely black. I turn on the computer, and no signal is sent (I'm guessing) to the monitor, so it's just flashing the power light...but after waiting approximently 10seconds, and restarting ('reset button'), it would go to the other problems--file corrupt screen, then the error scan...and this latest time, it took 4 resets for the screen to catch a signal...

All wires are plugged in good, and everything seems to be functioning properly, except for, of course, this problem I have...and I really have no idea where to start on fixing this. I planned on keeping this computer for another year or so--and hope this can be fixed! Anyways, any ideas/suggestions, please let me know!

Thanks,
-X

Answer:My Computer - Getting Worse & Worse! Is there hope?

take the graphics card out and insert it back in firmly making sure it is sat properly in its slot. check the manufacturers websites for your motherboard and graphics card and see what the bios updates do, and see if they have any FAQ's to check if anyone else has been having similiar problems to you in terms of people who have the same motherboard or graphics card??

Email the manufacturer(s) for your motherboard company and graphics company.

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Hi everyone,
My bottom fan on my PC was being very loud, so I opened up my case and unplugged the power supply, and flicked off the power switch on the back. I unscrewed the bottom fan and dusted it a little bit, and then I put it back together how it was before.

The part that I unscrewed also contained my hard drive, and now that it is reseated I cannot boot.


At first I got an error when booting:
Loading operating system . . .
disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

THEN, I tried making sure everything was connected well and tight, and now I am not getting anything displayed on my screen.

Apologies for the lack of knowledge and thanks for the help.

Jeremy
 

Answer:Boot problem, getting worse and worse

It is possible that when you removed the fan and hard drive, you plugged the hard drives SATA cable into a different SATA port on the motherboard. Get into the bios, and make sure that the hard drive is being detected properly
 

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i've had verizondsl for about half a year or so now, and from last month to present, the connection has been horrible.. sometimes it would just hang for up to a minute at a time, with the modem activity light blinking slowly (loss of connectivity).. before it started, speeds were decent, and although slow compared to the optimum cable i was used to, it was sufficient. now it's just pure garbage. if it weren't for the fact that we're getting free cable, i would immediately switch to roadrunner

i figure asking you guys is probly much more helpful than those scripted outsourced fools at tech support. i tried all that "reset your modem" "unplug the ethernet cord" "make sure you're computer is on" crap already and would like some REAL answers..

PS- at my old house, we used to have verizon as well, and after a while it just stopped all of a sudden and when we called to see what happened, they said since there was construction in the area, they must have switched our phone line over to one with a further CO, and we were now too far to service. verizon is teh gay.
 

Answer:verizondsl getting worse and worse speeds

Well try plugging the modem into the demark jack if you have one (by where the phone line comes into your house). See if this still happensl. If it doesn't maybe something happened to your internal phone lines. (this probalby won't be the issue I'm betting).

Beyond doing that phone your ISP and get them to file a support ticket or whatever they call it there. When I was having trouble with my DSL connection a couple years ago I phoned up, they sent a guy from the telephone company to test the line and they replaced a device at the CO and the connection has been perfect ever since.




The [H]orde needs You!
 

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Hello my new bestest friends. I need help ! (as does everyone who comes here) My computer has been running like a bag of you know what for about 3 weeks. IE became corrupt and will not start even after uninstalling and re installing Versions 6 & 7. However this is not the problem as I am currently using safari and finding it great. The problem lies with my computer and it's sluggishness, ever since IE became corrupt my computer seems to have slowed. I am getting occasional Internal memory (blue dos screen) errors and several other little glitches like windows XP's search program will not close after I perform a file search. I have performed several Virus & spyware checks such as AVG and Spyware Doctor also several registry progs like registry Booster.AVG comes up clean, however Spyware Doctor and Registry Booster both show a lot of Registry errors inluding heaps of lnk file and url files. I removed most of these the first time around but discovered it to have deleted all my shortcuts and bookmarks that I much needed (well not so much the shortcuts) It did not remove the actual .exe files but was a major hassle as my dektop shortcuts where wiped. So I performed a system restore and now have everything back.I am wondering are/have these files become corrupt or is this just overkill on the software (spyware Doc & reg booster) behalf?? I have also noticed in my Hijack this log that there are several (missing files).I am so in need of help as i use my computer to p... Read more

Answer:Need Help Computer Getting Worse And Worse!

Hello Krisso,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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Is a 635 slower than a 640? Is the camera worse? Is there less internal memory? What are the differences?

Answer:How much worse is a 635 than a 640?

Here's the differences compared to the 640...
The 635...
...has half the RAM, which meant Facebook and Messenger refused to run in my case on W10M, multitasking is less smooth and whatnot. But it works for the basics.
HOWEVER, there are some 635's that have 1 GB of RAM, matching the 640.
...is not supported currently so you won't be getting Windows 10 Mobile easily, although some 635's have indeed been getting it with little effort oddly enough.
...has an inferior, lower-resolution 5 MP camera with no LED flash. (the 640 has a flash and an 8 MP shooter)
...is smaller than the 640.
...does not have a proximity sensor.
...does not have double-tap to wake or Glance.
...has a smaller and lower-resolution display.
...has a smaller battery.
Although the 635 and 640 share the same Snapdragon 400 processor and 8 GB of storage + microSD.
The 640 is the better all-around phone but I your needs are very basic and the 635 is significantly cheaper then the 635 may make sense.

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new note pad mesgwhen I boot up.
[.ShellClassInfo]
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787

I get this on start up and firefox is giving me an error

Well, this is embarrassing.

Firefox is having trouble recovering your windows and tabs. This is usually caused by a recently opened web page
Can any one help me out?

Thank you so much
 

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Question: It could be worse

I come to this forum and read all the time in search of knowledge . With the reading and help of the fine people here I have fixed many problems . Some posts I have read complain about a program taking a minute to start up . Some complain about a slow boot up . Well when I said it could be worse I found one that couldn't be . Uncle brought his PC out to me to see iffin I could make it work for him . HP Pailion with 128 ram and XP Home . Hooked it up to my monitor and turned it on . One hour and 15 minutes later I could finally do something . First thing I attempted to do was run defrag . It took 15 minutes for the menue to work enough to let me click on defrag and another 29 minutes to open defrag . Now I have it open and click on derag to run , 7 hours later it finished . Pc Was still slow . A bit better but not much . Started to empty temp folders . One temp folder took 15 minutes to empty . Emptied all the temp folders and the history then deleated some programs . Only deleted 3 small programs but with them and the temp folders I regained 17 gigs of hard drive . Did another defrag and this time it went much faster . Then I started on malware and viruses . Did the ususal scans I learned from here and took a bunch of them out . Got to the point that the PC was healthy again . Took out the 128 megs of ram and replaced it with 512 which is the max for this HP . Now it is running very smooth and probably as fast as it ever will . So when you think you are running slow do t... Read more

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Question: bad to worse

Now I'm getting a little spooked.First it was just some irritating re-directs from Google searchers.Then multiple windows began propagating, sometimes blaring music, voices, phone sounds.Then, trying to work my way through the instructions in the preparation guide, I discovered that attempting to run the gmer.exe crashed me, locked up the processor, prevented me to restarting, the whole thing.Now, my touchpad has stopped responding. I uninstalled and restarted to replace the driver, but no effect. I am having to use a USB mouse, which works OK, but has not improved the touchpad.What's next?!Just curious. A question, for those of you who have experience with this forum--how long does it usually take to get help? Should I assume that all topics are addressed eventually, as folks find time? If I have failed to supply some bit of information, or violated some etiquette, I'd rather know, make my amends and start over that wait on the sidelines longer than necessary.Or should I just throw this piece-of-crap netbook out the window and get a real machine?

Answer:bad to worse

Hello pfosinger,It's hard to say how long it will take for a topic to get picked up. I know how frustrating it is when your computer isn't working properly. Let me assure you that your topic isn't lost, forgotten, or ignored. We work with hundreds of logs every day, so we have devised a means of seeing only those topics that don't have responses yet. At the moment, we have nearly 300 unanswered topics, the oldest dated Aug. 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm Eastern Daylight Savings time in the U.S.A. Your log topic is dated Aug. 30 2010 at 10:00 pm using the same time zone.Our volunteer MRT team members have various levels of expertise and training, so while we try to take the oldest DDS/HJT logs, it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us would want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.Please be patient. It may take a few more days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.Orange ... Read more

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Hello, I never write posts to ask questions when it comes computers, but this time I saw myself having to do so.
I have had many problems recently, and it just got to the point where stuff just doesnt work anymore.
I upgraded to Win 10 about 10 days after its launch. I loved it. I had that often problem everyone had but I could solve it.
About 20 days ago, everything worked greatly. Then, I don't remember what exactly happened, but all of a sudden I couldn't access the Groove Music App. Then I realized I couldnt open any other Windows built in apps, not even store worked. However, Edge and apps like calendar for some reason do work. So in an attempt to repair this, I messed up the Appdata folders's permissions. I had recently installed this context menu button when I right clicked, that let me take ownership of a folder, so I took the ownership "administrators."
Then, the hidden items check box in the View Tab on Explorer suddenly unchecked itself when I checked it. I looked up online and there it said it had to do with the Administrator account, but hell, I am the admin account on my PC, so this just didnt make sense. Then I read a simple reboot would help, so I rebooted and it was fixed.
This is where I mention my recent installs. Around the time, I installed this now piece of software on my pc, and this software was Bit defender Total Security. I had replaced my previous antivirus, Avast Internet Security, with this. Now, I highly doubt this program contributed to this in ... Read more

Answer:Help! My pc is getting worse

That last part went wrong somehow, here are the links:
click here
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10-windowsstore/windows-10-app-store-will-not-run-cannt-add-a-user/682d6bd8-39ae-4ee4-b0fc-c19027b44552?rtAction=1444233209744&auth=1
storeandappswontopenreregistering/
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Question: It's worse

my computer has been acting up for awhile running really slow, but now it's started this trick of adjusting the screen every little bit. It either moves up or down. It changes the sizes of the window as well. Then i noticed down at the bottom in the task bar, a button appears for just a second with a little icon in it. Then it disappears before i can do anything. Now, my email has started bouncing and i can't get outlook express to connect. Also, i was kicked off yahoo messenger and then all i could get was page cannot be displayed on even my home page. Here is my HJT log. I would appreciate your help.

Demi

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:01:23 AM, on 3/1/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Answer:It's worse

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Hi,
I made a post about my windows 7 explorer crashing, it seem to only happen when I move files from my internal to my external hard drive. it was still happening, nothing i tried fixed it.but NOW its gotten worse. Its crashing on a loop...every single second.this happens as SOON as I SIGN ON...in seconds it crashing and looping
and I cannot do a thing but use my internet...I get a message that tells me my program
fences (stardock program) has detected that there is problem with 7, and it disables itself, Then windows7 explorer crashes. sends info. then restarts...If I start a video or a program before it closes (which is seconds) then it will run. I have been up for HOURS trying to get this solved. I have NO clue what is going on. I ran Anti-Spyware free edition, found 8 harmful things, had them deleted. I also ran my microsoft essentials...BEFORE that..and it Finds nothing...it NEVER does. but anti does...that confuses me.

SO what is going on? what do I do? PLEASE anyone, I am computer illiterate...
I have windows 7 (genuine)
32bit home premium.
I was tryng to get the rest of the info. but I can't as the explorer is completely locked up as I type this...please help I am so frustrated, I want to make Bill Gates come fix my computer lol...who has his number!?
ASLO! After it crashes and re-opens it keeps bringing up the c drive file location library? every single time, so now i have a list of these file locations open...also I JUST get a message saying that my firewall is... Read more

Answer:Oh no its worse! Help!

Can you get into Safe mode instead? If so, does it happen in safe mode?
Safe Mode

EdiT:--------------------------------------
Do you have a system restore point you can revert to?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

Oops sorry just read last line of your post.

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I've had 10 for a few months now. During that time I've had several automatic updates. Most have been unnoticeable, a few others were anti productive. The first and the last (two days ago) have been horrible. When I first downloaded 10 I immediately lost my CD/DVD drive. No matter where I look my computer can't find the old one. It also disabled sound from anything I recorded. The latest update is making me log in if I leave the computer for more than a couple of minutes. It also makes me wait before the log in window pops up. I'm beginning to think that switching from 8 to 10 was not a good decision.

Answer:Just when you think it can't be worse!

Would you consider doing an in-place upgrade install, also known as Repair install ?
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

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Hi. I hate to be a nooge, but I posted a problem I had a week ago with a single search term being redirected in Google -- only that one search term was redirected. That much has stayed constant -- I've been using Google all week and only that one search term is redirected. My post has dropped down to page 12 and I think it's pretty much off the grid by now.Tonight I tried to run Hostsman to update my Hosts file and Avast! immediately put up the Warning notice that:12/2/2009 11:40:42 PM SYSTEM 2016 Sign of "Win32:Delf-MZG [Trj]" has been found in "C:\Program Files\HostsMan\hm.exe" file.I quarantined the file, but now I'm very concerned. When it was just the one redirect it was interesting, but this has me a bit panicked.I've copied last week's post here.Can anyone help?EDIT: Okay, it looks like Avast! may be reporting false positives right now with virus database 091203-0, the one I'm using right now, according to what I read in the various forums. I'll keep a good thought, anyway.But my redirect problem IS still there, and I'd like to get to the bottom of it, if anyone can help. Thanks!Hello again -- I was here with a severe problem about a year ago. It took several weeks, and a lot of help, but I got cleaned.I also learned a few things. I have since installed the NoScript and Cookie Whitelist addons to Firefox, I installed the free version of ZoneAlarm, and I installed a Hosts file manage... Read more

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I have been workin on this for several days now and I am at my wits end. I am attaching my Bitdefender log and an HJT log. I have followed all of the instructions in the "Before Posting" page. And should tell you the following. My Add/Remove programs hasn't worked in years so when necessary I use the free trials downloadable from various places.
When I try and run Microsoft Windows Defender it says I need to perform an upgrade, and will not open.
I tried running Pandascan this morning and waited for over two hours and it never did complete downloading.
As I mentioned, I am at my wits end and believe it's time for some help.
Thanks
 

Answer:The more I try the worse it gets! I need Help!

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

You did not attach your HJT log. Make sure you follow all instructions in step 7 properly and then attach your HJT log.

You should look at your Bitdefender log (change the .txt to .html and then double click on it and you can see it in your browser) You need to delete those items it is pointing out in your email.

Is your copy of Windows licensed to you and has it been activated with Microsoft?

What happens when you try to use Add/Remove programs? Be specific.
 

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I've been trying to fix this computer for several days now, and it keeps getting worse instead of better

I know from my Ad-Aware scans that it has coolwebsearch on it, but CWShredder doesnt find anything wrong when I run it. ad-Aware does and keeps fixing it, but it's back within seconds. I've also run spybot search, about buster, and pest patrol. My HJT logs are getting worse, not better.

I would be much obliged if someone could help me; I can't figure out what else to do.
Thanks!
-Vanessa

Here is my HJT log, let me know what if anything else will help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:41:07 PM, on 2/4/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
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Answer:It's Getting Worse....

I downloaded the newer version of HJT...new log file is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:13:41 AM, on 2/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\iety.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msbo32.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\ness\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 9 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system... Read more

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i now cannot access my e-mail since doing an update every time i click on the e-mail icon nothing happens its just blank, nutty norm again

Answer:its seems to get worse

What email icon?????????????

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Question: Bad to Worse

Friends,

It appears my browser (IE/XPpro non-sp2) has been hijacked - at boot time I get an IE page that advertises WinAnti-Virus and demands I purchase. I can close the window and continue, but there are 37 processes running and the drive is constantly active, where an identical box has 28 processes running. I have downloaded (but not run) all the software you recommend, but apparently nudged the wrong bad actor and now the system won't boot at all. I have backed up some data, but don't want to loose everything if I can help it. I don't know how to use command line recovery and I can't remember the Admin password to use it anyway.

This happened once before and I let the system just run and reboot itself and after about 4 hours it was successful. I have about 4 hours on it now and no luck. I will let it run all night to be sure it doesn't heal itself.

If I reload XP, will all my data still be there?

Things started to go south about 2months ago when McAfee found Vundo and couldn't seem to kill it off.....

thanks, GearHead.
 

Answer:Bad to Worse

Hi GearHead,

Check out this link and try the removal tool from Symantec.

READ ME: Virtumundo Problems/Resolution Threads

Should that fail, I would suggest following the steps here:

READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

Best luck
PP
 

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dear all, any softwares that can fix this...

3 men go into a hotel for the night. The clerk informs them that it's $30 for the room, so they each take out a $10 bill to pay for the room. So far they paid $30, correct? You with me so far? Good.

A few moment after the men went up to the room, the manager reminds the clerk that there was a special promotion that night, and that the room was only $25. So the clerk gives the bell boy five dollars to bring back to the men. On his way up to the room, the bell boy says. "Hey, I'm not stupid, I'll give each of the man a dollar back and keep two for myself, $5 right, 30-5=25.

Well, since the bell boy gave each man a dollar back, that means each man only paid $9, correct?

Well, the last time I checked, 9x3=27, plus the 2 that the bell boy took makes 29, what happened to the other dollar??????

[This message has been edited by kokaik (edited 07-03-2000).]
 

Answer:the more you think, the worse it gets

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my topic is here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/134217/virus-and-rootkits/ and it has been a couple days since a reply, and i was told not to reply again until i get a reply from someone to help me. but my computer is now losing the whole task bar whenever i close anything...i can bring up the task manager and see everything there, and i can ALT+TAB between programs and they will come up, but when i press the windows button will not bring up the start menu. the HJT log is in that other topic. thank you for looking

Answer:I Think My Pc Is Getting Worse

Hi dizz15,I know it's frustrating, but please be patient. It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible.If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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I tried to run a payment on a website and the submit button did nothing but make the cursor blink which it still is.  I looked under inspect Element and there was a JS file that downloaded.  I looked at it and it looked fishy.  I tried to run the normal cleaning techniques (ADW Cleaner, JRT, RKiill etc) and they all returned a messagge. "the service cannot accept control messages at this time "
 
It is slowly getting worse by the minute so I am not sure that this will even get to someone in tim,e cause I know u guys are backed up but if possible I dont know what to do I tried to use msconfig.exe , and the search functions to get safe mode to work but I just get either nothing happening or the same message.  I am afraid that if I turn off the computer to shift into safe mode that it will loack up..  Any helop would be appreciated.

Answer:I have something bad going on and ts getting worse byt the second

Sorry, but it seems that your pc is infected with a virus or malware which is going to take some more work and a deeper look. No sense running a bunch of tools here.Please follow this Preparation Guide, post in a new topic and include a link to this thread.Let me know if all went well.

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Question: Bad to Worse.

Hi all,  So not only does the Control Panel on my T520's nVidia card fail to work, but safe mode doesn't either. It gets stuck in a reboot loop for memory reasons. Using last known boot configuration I can get it to boot normally but the networking cards/drivers don't work. They are detected in Windows 7 but ipconfig only gives the Tunneling adapters.  Any ideas? Or should I just send it in for servicing?













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Answer:Bad to Worse.

Hi kingofthering
 
If you need to use the machine temporary or to ensure your Nvidia GPU is defect, you could change the graphics settings in the BIOS to Integrated Graphics.
 
If you are not technical savvy or / and wish to save the hassle, it's probably good to send it in for servicing.
Have a nice day!
Peter
W520 (4284-A99)
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Question: Getting worse

I followed your advise to rid my computer of a BHO and virus (red circle w/white X in system tray). Now my computer takes 20 minutes to boot, asks what mode to load in, (safe, normal, MS-DOS, etc), and only loads in 640 x 480 video. I've also lost the printer driver.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:49:56 PM, on 12/12/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SYMTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATIPTAAB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com
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Answer:Getting worse

hi, welcome to TSG.
you don't appear to have a firewall, even if you have a router you still need
a software frewall, downlaod the one from the link below!
Filseclab Personal Firewall Professional Edition

http://www.filseclab.com/eng/download/downloads.htm

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=92710
Download the pocket killbox

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/killbox.php
Download A2

http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

update A2 and run a full scan.
*Download Cleanup from Here

http://www.stevengould.org/software/cleanup/download.html

* A window will open and choose SAVE, then DESKTOP as the destination.
* On your Desktop, click on Cleanup40.exe icon.
* Then, click RUN and place a checkmark beside "I Agree"
* Then click NEXT followed by START and OK.
* A window will appear with many choices, keep all the defaults as set when the Slide Bar to the left is set to Standard Quality.
* Click OK
* run cleanup

have hijack this fix these entries. close all browsers and programmes before
clicking FIX.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
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Hey all.
I am loaded with popups. I went through all my prelim scans, booted safe mode, all that jazz. I didn't notice anything for about three minutes, then it all came back. If anything, they just seem to be getting worse. Anyway, here's my log, thank you much for your time.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:43:05 PM, on 11/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tablet.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2G1.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mllcrap.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsxsvc\wsxsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmss\vmss.exe
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Answer:Keeps getting worse.

Hi
You will need to get rid of the Peper Trojan first so run the PeperFix from my list..

After that
Make sure you have already run Adaware, Spybot S & D(check for updates) as these will do a preliminary clean first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.

Then....
Turn off your System Restore SEE HERE Reinstate it when your log is cleaned and then create a new restore point.Close your browser window and run hjt in safe mode... HOW TO RUN SAFE MODE and have "Hijack This" fix all the following items by placing a check in the appropriate boxes and selecting "fix checked".
Folders that have been highlighted RED in the log will need to be uninstalled.Check first as some folders maybe uninstalled via the Add/Remove program. Files highlighted in BLACK in the log will need to be removed from your hard drive. Make sure to have your system set to show hidden files and folders.. HOW TO SHOW FILES ..Please post a new log when finished...

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchBar.htm
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {016235BE-59D4-4CEB-ADD5-E2378282A1D9} - C:\Program Files\CxtPls\cxtpls.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Band Class - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [W7ABA] c:\documents and settings\... Read more

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I've had 10 for a few months now. During that time I've had several automatic updates. Most have been unnoticeable, a few others were anti productive. The first and the last (two days ago) have been horrible. When I first downloaded 10 I immediately lost my CD/DVD drive. No matter where I look my computer can't find the old one. It also disabled sound from anything I recorded. The latest update is making me log in if I leave the computer for more than a couple of minutes. It also makes me wait before the log in window pops up. I'm beginning to think that switching from 8 to 10 was not a good decision.

Answer:Just when you think it can't be worse!

Would you consider doing an in-place upgrade install, also known as Repair install ?
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

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Question: from bad to worse

please help-got a new laptop trying to use the wi fi.there is no wireless connection icon any where.maybe there no driver,im guessing. do i need to use the disc that came with my router.my other laptop works fine.maybe i need to use another keycode,i dont know please help.thanks

Answer:from bad to worse

I think you're already running a thread on this: click herePlease don't double-post.

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Hi,

I just wanted to start by saying a very big thankyou to all of you that help people on this forum. It is very generous of you and it is appreciated.

I have been infected by this fake security application that says "Windows Security has found critical process activity on your system". It keeps redirecting our web searches. In safe mode I have ran malware bytes, super anti spyware and created a hijack this log all before finding this forum. Both these scans found problems initially however upon following the instructions of this forum no more were found. I tightened up my zonealarm resetting it to default and searching programs that try to run as they popped up, mshta.exe was one of the programs.

I have followed the instruction on this web site to the best of my knowledge and i will attach the logs of the various scans. All scans went well except for the combo fix scan that ran through to stage 50, flashed a page suggesting it was deleting files and then restarted my computer. I repeated it with the same result.

I now have a message that says "SQL Server could not find the default instance (MSSQLSERVER) - please specify the name of an existing instance on the invocation of sqlservr.exe." whenever i start my computer and it takes a long time before all the applications are loaded and ready to be accessed. It seems to run faster if the internet is turned off?

I am posting this from another computer.


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Answer:Please Help, its getting worse

I am not seeing much in the way of malware on your system. Let's do this and see where you are after:

Download The Avenger by Swandog469, and save it to your Desktop.

* Extract+ avenger.exe from the Zip file and save it to your desktop

Please disable all anti-virus and anti-spyware programs while we do the following (re-enable when you are finished):

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:




R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:50370
O2 - BHO: Ask Toolbar BHO - {FE063DB1-4EC0-403e-8DD8-394C54984B2C} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {FE063DB9-4EC0-403e-8DD8-394C54984B2C} - (no file)
O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present --Unless you set this.
O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present --Unless you set this.Click to expand...

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

* Run avenger.exe by double-clicking on it.
* -Do not change any check box options!!
* Copy everything in the Quote box below, and paste it into the Input script here: part of the window:



Files to delete:
C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At1.job
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 Can anyone help??? It all started when I installed a new game (well new for my old PC) the other day, when ever I tried to load it, once it got past the intro video it just returned to the desktop, most of the time, it did occasionally work. So I went to look on the web for advice and was told to update my sound and video drivers. My PC is an old PII 350 with windows 98. I went to ATI and downloaded what it said was the latest driver for my card, now when the game does play the colours are all wrong and blocky (I have also updated direct X above the one the game needs). So I tried a sligthly older driver, which was even worse, so I put the newer one back on. To add to this the company who made my sound card (Aureal) have gone out of business, so don't give drivers now. I have found on another page what was supposed to the the latest driver they did release, but when I load the diagnostic tool on my computer (some sort of direct X thing) when I test the sound, it says there is a fault there too. It seems that what ever I try to do, the thing just gets worse, I am starting to think about getting another PC, but when it works, it does everything I need. Does anyone have and advice how I should try and fix all this? Thanks James

Answer:It just keeps getting worse

Did you simply overwrite the videocard drivers? If yes, you may wish to thoroughly clean your computer by uninstalling them and running a program such Advanced System Optimizer V2 or Advanced Uninstaller Pro 2004 There is also a useful tool that removes drivers for you.. I'll get back to you on that once I recall the name. Even though your soundcard manufacturer has gone out of business, use Google to search for drivers. There is quite a high chance of still finding them.As for DirectX, see to it that you have the latest version from Mirosoft.Buying a new PC will not solve your problems. It is not the PC's fault, it is the users fault. Your problems will just start anew if you donot know what you're doing.

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Question: From Bad to Worse

Hello to all the experts here at Bleeping Computers.

I was in the process of following your steps from the "Preparation Guide" when my computer decided to crash big time.
Initially I had my homepage hijacked by something called start.search.us. That by itself didn't seem to be a big deal. I was proceeding through the steps and made it to step 8 (Create a GMER Log). Approximately 5 minutes into the scan my entire screen went all screwy. It looked like the GMER scan program filled the screen and scrambled itself.

Now my computer won't work at all. After a restart, the computer locks up on the black screen with the green progress bar (Microsoft Corp underneath). I tried a safe mode reboot but it stops loading at the following line of text, "Windows\System32\Drivers\avgidshx.sys" This was the same line of text that was being scanned during the GMER scan.

After another restart (so many I lost count) my computer reads the following, "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:...." Several options are listed but even after inserting the original operating disc to repair, I can't get past the green progress bar thing.

Help!!! I'm moments away from turning this laptop into a very unaerodynamic flying brick.

(I'm typing this on my wife's Macbook, in case anyone was wondering how I could post)

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Question: Gotten Worse...

I know i posted about it a couple days ago with my computer going down the pooper. Well it was running real smooth untill recently. i had lots of disk drive space open now today it says i have 55.6GB of free space now i have a total of 74.5. I have been running virus protectors and spyware programs but its not working and there are icons showing up on my desktop that i cannot get rid of.... Do i have to re install windows or something? Sorry to ask again but i need help. Also i forgot to mention in my add remove programs there is a new program called search plug in and also micromedia flash player which im unfimiliar with and they are the biggest files in there.
 

Answer:Gotten Worse...

Please don't start a new thread for the same issue

If you are not getting any responses bump the original back to the top by simply posting to it...

here's the oiriginal... http://forums.techguy.org/t313054.html

closing this one

buck
 

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Question: Bad to worse

I posted a previous problem in regards to my computer shutting down at random and suspect virus. It seems things have gone from bad to worse in rapid time. I have lost internet connection, I open a program "regedit" and it closes, same with "msconfig" I cannot boot in safe mode. Suddenly all that was in my "connections" are completely gone, that folder is now blank. I know in the past I have tested your patience here but am throwing myself at your mercy once more. Sorry if this should have been posted with my previous question but I am unsure as to how protocol is.

btw forgot to give the basics.
Winxp
Medion computer.
should be current on updates.
again tia.
 

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Just a curiosity question. I found an old AMD K6 chip in a scrap computer.
I would like to know if it is better/faster than my "Cyrix Instead" with MMX?
Both I think are 266's and socket 7.......

It's for my first PC that is now used for solitaire and surfing the net...

And what steps, if any, should I do to swap them, if the K-6 turns out better?
 

Answer:Better/Worse? Two old CPU's for old PC..

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Sorry to be such a bother but this problem is driving me bonkers!
Every turn develops into a new drama-here's the situation so far-

(1.) When I go to click on a program (any program) my computer either immediately or soon afterwards pops up a window that says "program error-process has already been exited-has generated errors and will be closed by windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created." Of course restarting the process only sends me in circles-the same thing continues to happen-sometimes, obviously, I'm able to start the program but usually during the course of operation the "program error" window pops up and it's back to musical chairs again!
My system is, O/S Windows 2000 Pro, P4-1.6GHz 400MHz/P4FAN (P4-1600AR), Motherboard-D850MVL -MB Intel D850MV w/LAN, Rambus 256MB (2).

(2.) Now if I didn't already have enough problems I've apparently been infected with the Fortnight.E virus-it gets worse, in turn, I infected my ex-wife with the virus via an email (well, I'm sure you can imagine my situation-it would be better to have my nipples dipped in honey and dangled over a pool of hungry piranhas-she's pissed! Of course, the fact that the virus installed porno weblinks into her favorite file made matters even more unbearable-you'd think she was a nun or something! At any rate,
I have run a Panda On-Line AV-Scan-several Norton AV scans-SpyBot, Ad-Aware and SpySweeper-nothing works!
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Answer:Sos....from Bad 2 Worse!

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Like all AOL software, I'm wondering if the new AIM version is worse than the previous. Has anyone tried it yet?

It seems to have a lot of the features that AIM mods have introduced. I use DeadAIM myself, and have loved it for years. I tend to like things minimal. I've tried GAIM and Trillian, but I only use AIM, and GAIM messes up direct connections and profiles. I've tried AIMutation (sp?) and didn't like it much either.

What do you guys think?
 

Answer:AIM 6: worse because it's new?

i like it, but alot of people don't.
you just have to tweak it to the way you want it.
 

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Hi, I have been using PC tools for the last couple of years with no bother. However, when I wanted to put it on my laptop I lost the ability to access the internet. They told me (eventuallY) to reboot using my windows XP home edition disc. having done that I was initially able to access the internet, but I could not open links or download any thing, and now explorer won't open at all, I just get error reporting. Things have gone from bad to worse and I need some help.Thanks

Answer:going from bad to worse

sorry - spyware doctor

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I have a virus on my computer in which my Windows Defender warning pops up every few minutes I remove it and it keeps coming back. I am also getting lots of internet pop-up ads. Please help before I throw my lap top out of my window. I ran hijackthis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:44:47 PM, on 12/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
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Answer:Please help! It's getting worse

it is:
browser modifier: win32/fotomoto
 

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Ok my computer has been progressivly getting worse becuase before i wasnt able to enter my control panel becuase explorer would just crash. And now i started up my computer and restarted a couple of times and i cannot see my tool bar(the one with the start button) and my cousin is bringing my xp disk christmas.. what can i do in the meantime? oh and when i click my windows key it doesnt do anything.

Answer:it just got worse...

looks like a virus to me
what antivirus program are you using? and is it up to date?

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I just finished a download that had some pretty nasty side effects. I am getting a pop up saying "It is recommended to update you antispyware protection to prevent data loss. Please install the most up-to-date antispyware for you" then an ok button. This isn't the only one, there are about 2 or 3 that seem random, none of which seem encouraging at all. Please help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:48:46 PM, on 1/26/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.5657 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20935)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\TVersity\Media Server\MediaServer.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Unlocker\Un... Read more

Answer:pop ups and probably worse

Hi,Your system is severly infected. Problem with these infections nowadays is, it causes a lot of damage. Even if we clean the malware off your system, I can't guarantee that your system will be clean afterwards, because these infections/bundles leave a lot of leftovers behind that most scanners won't even recognise and logs won't show.Also, I can't promise you we can repair all the damage it caused... Even after cleaning the malware, you can still get errors afterwards because of the damage. Solving these is not always possible since it will be searching for a needle in a haystack to find the right cause and solution.So, we can try to clean this up and do what we can, but keep in mind that we can't solve ALL problems this malware already caused.In light of this it would be wise for you to back up any files and folders that you don't want to lose before we start. Reason I am telling this is because when a system is so terribly infected and we try to clean this up manually, the damage that is already present may interfere with our removal attempts. Actually, this doesn't suprise me at all.I notice that you never scanned with an Antivirus previously before starting this thread - because you don't even have an Antivirus installed!This is somewhat suicidal in today's digital world.That's why I want you to install one first!!* Please install Avira Antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/This is a free Antivirus.Perform a full scan with Avira and let it delete everything it i... Read more

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Please help!!!! My computer has been encountering various issues, the most severe has been the uninstalling of all installed printers. The issue first occured when we were not able to print using our photo printer, shortly after the photo editor application would be force closed everytime the "Print" button was clicked. Now all printers have been uninstalled without our doing. McAfee occassionally finds PrcViewer but cannot fully delete it.

Last scan came up with three detections (the two cookies were automatically deleted):
Cookie-Advertising
Cookie-Insightexpres
PrcViewer
HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:20:42 PM, on 3/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
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I have a series of problems. When booting up, a bright green light rises from bottom of the normally black Windows boot-up screen. Also, I am no longer able to prompt Safe Mode when I hit F8 during the start up. My screen is blurry (to the point that I can barely read text) and flickers. CPU is VERY slow (typing seems to make it slower). I have Symantec Antivirus and Spyware Doctor, but I don't believe either is working properly. Please help.
DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Tom H at 8:09:49.23 on Wed 03/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.298 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Answer:Possible virtumonde or worse

Hello.Install Recovery Console and Run ComboFixDownload Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. Link 1Link 2 Link 3Close/disable all anti-virus and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Refer to this page if you are not sure how.Close any open windows, including this one.Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. If you did not have it installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.Note:The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help youshould your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that w... Read more

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Hello!

Running windows XP.

Had Google redirects, ran SuperAnti Spyware, found vundo but couldn't clean. Ran MAM same results. Now today several new problems. SAS and MAM show no infections but I suspect otherwise. My McAfee icon vanishes when I hover over it. I can't access this website (bleepingcomputer) on the infected computer. On startup, the screen looks fine then goes blank for a second then reappears with anti-spyware icons gone. Except for the volume control, the lower left toolbar is empty. I tried to install the hijackthis version you have elsewhere on this site but the computer won't install it.

Your help is much appreciated.

Answer:Infected and getting worse

Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current versionRead the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.The Express scan will automatically begin.
(This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
(This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings... Read more

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I have an almost new HP Pavilion dv7.

A week or so back I turned on my machine only to find it booted to an error screen which suggested Windows has failed to start then offering a 'Normal Restart' or 'System Repair' NO OTHER OPTIONS.

A Normal Start eventually brought me back to the same screen mentioned above. Next I selected 'System Repair'. The ONLY option now offered was 'System Restore'. With 'System Restore' selected a box appeared with about seven restore points. I tried them all in turn as each one I tried brought me to a screen stating that SYSTEM PROTECTION needed to be turned on for drive 'C'. Then returning me to 'Select a Restore Point'.

Intending to turn on 'System Restore' through 'Safe Mode'. I tried to get into 'Safe Mode' using 'f8' on a reboot to no avail. The above action takes place. 'Safe Mode' is NOT available.

At present the machine has decided on its own to boot up in 'HP Quick Web' which works. I don't even get any error messages now (re above), the 'Return to Windows OS' button goes through a process including 'Starting Windows' before returning to 'Quick Web'. NOW I can't even get out of Quick Web.

I feel sure that I could get the machine to boot into 'DOS' (where I first learned computers) IF I manage that, does anyone know how to edit the registry IN DOS to turn on 'System Restore'? The registry is a complete mystery to me anyway.

I would like to add, that I NEVER run my machine with retore turned off, it has saved me many times. ... Read more

Answer:WORSE than the BSOD

Maybe here? Need Registry to Turn On System Restore (Win 7)

Can you open a command prompt or open run? http://www.ehow.com/how_6536140_use-...p-created.html

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So my computer seems to have this trojan. All google/yahoo/etc. searches gets redirected to ads. I've read around and yesterday i ran a full scan using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware which took 8 hours and if found 4 files but did not take action. Today i am still trying to fix the problem but Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware nolonger loads up.

It will not let me view antivirus software websites aswell as basically any place that would help me fix this problem, ie. techguy.org, i am using my noninfected laptop atm.
My infected computer also will not allow me to download programs suggested, ie. hijackthis, combofix, etc.

I fear the problem has gone way to far and the only way to solve it is for a full on reformat. I even tried downloading the file on my laptop and transfering it over by flashdrive, but after double clicking the file (hijackthis) it does nothing. Will not load up along with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

Please help!!
 

Answer:go.google.com.....but worse..

bump

Can someone check out my thread and help me out?

- Did a scan with eset and trojanhunter, both found nothing. Scans run under quick and full and also in normal mode and safe mode.
- Google searches opens new tab (FF3) and redirects by go.google.com to advertisement.
- AV websites such as norton, mcafee, etc do not work (blocked by trojan).
- Previously installed software like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware has stopped working as time goes by (work of the trojan?).

Someone suggested http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php to me, but it always gets an error and unexpected program termination when it is double clicked.

I am truly lost and really would like some help with this problem, it just gets worse the longer its been.
 

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Hello, thank you for taking the time to view this. For some reason some links don't work on my home computer but do at my school. I tried them in both FireFox and IE, and nothing worked.

Links like:

Grinler's HiJackThis Tutorial

Said: "Not Found

The requested URL /forums/HijackThis_Tutorial_How_to_use_HijackThis_to_remov e_Browser_Hijackers_and_Spyware-tut42.html was not found on this server."

But they work perfectly at my school, or at my friends house. I'm starting to think its Mal-Ware vs. a problem with my browsers.

But I have the best of the best (pretty much every program Geek to Go admin's and staff has recommended) Anti Mal-Ware applications, and have been scanning non stop all day, and yesterday. Some have detected 1 or 2 problems, others have not, but nothing is better. I think things are getting worse, because now things are slowing down a lot, and programs are taking longer to open up.....and such.

So here is a HiJackThis Log:


Edit by chaslang: Inline HJT log removed. READ & RUN ME sticky not followed.


Help me please this is pissing me off
 

Answer:Serious Problems getting worse

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, renaming, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.
Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis​Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.​
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy. - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis

NOTE: You can o... Read more

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Hi,
I have a customer who has a Compaq 7151wma which is running a problem plagued version of Windows ME.

My customer has the “Windows XP version 2000 Upgrade” and I am thinking of either upgrading or repartitioning the hard drive, formatting and doing a new install.

I am relatively new at computers although I have upgraded a few computers to Windows 98SE and am somewhat familiar with partitioning and formatting.

I am currently doing computer repair for a living in a small town in Mexico. This customer is very well connected socially and my reputation is riding on this project going smoothly.

First when the box says “upgrade” I assume it means I can do a fresh install on a clean hard drive not just run over the existing OS, is this correct?

Second I know this was one of the first versions of XP to come out, is it worth using? Are there better versions out now that make it wiser to buy the new version rather than go through XX MB of upgrades?

Is there any proprietary software on the Compaq 7151 wma that will prevent me from having a successful install if I were to format the hard drive?

I have used the Windows XP upgrade advisor and it reports this.......

HARDWARE THAT IS INCOMPATIBLE OR MAY NEED ADDITIONAL FILES-

Hard disk controllers - USB Optical storage Device (not currently present)
USB to ATAPI Adapter (not currently present)

Network Adapters - Wan Miniport (ATW)

WDM Modem Enumerator - Intel 537 Data Fax V.90 Modem

SOFTWAR... Read more

Answer:Bad Win ME to worse WinXP?

well you should probably ask the guy whether he wants it formatted or not but you should probbably uninstall ME, then install XP because Win ME has a lot of bugs
about 2 hours before i posted this i installed a backup of XP (from upgrade CD) and it only required me to put in the 98 CD for the time it needed to verify that i have an existing operating system, from there i had to replace "C:\Windows\System32\hal.dll" (copying from the Backup XP)
if you really prefer not having ME first just run the upgrade and it should prompt you for a Windows CD of previous Version

as for the errors they may or may not cause faults when you actually install XP but Drivers can always be a big issue with XP

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Question: Worse than Crabs

Bismillahir Rahman ir Rahim

I can't get rid of this adware. i purchased mcafee, i've run adaware in safe mode with this and that and still the popups and desktop links and toolbar installs return. here is my hijackthis log -- HOWEVER i am getting several error messages when i start scanning, included below:

An unexpected error has occurred at procedure:
modRegistry_IniGetString(sFile=win.ini, sSection=windows, sValue=load)
Error #62 - Input past end of file

Please email me at [email protected], reporting the following:
* What you were doing when the error occurred - scanning
* How you can reproduce the error - um, scan again
* A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible -- see below

Windows version: Windows NT 5.01.2600
MSIE version: 6.0.2800.1106
HijackThis version: 1.99.0

This message has been copied to your clipboard.

An unexpected error has occurred at procedure:
modRegistry_IniGetString(sFile=win.ini, sSection=windows, sValue=run)
Error #55 - File already open

Please email me at [email protected], reporting the following:
* What you were doing when the error occurred
* How you can reproduce the error
* A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible

Windows version: Windows NT 5.01.2600
MSIE version: 6.0.2800.1106
HijackThis version: 1.99.0

This message has been copied to your clipboard.

An unexpected error has occurred at procedure: modMain_CheckNetscapeMozilla()
Error #55 - File already open

Please email me at [email protected], reportin... Read more

Answer:Worse than Crabs

Why is this "worse than crabs"?
What are crabs worth?
Sorry, had to ask.....Have you done a trace back to the source?
Do you have a firewall? And, does it have logs and dates?
 

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Hi, I was wrestling with an infection of W32.trats!inf on a laptop - Windows XP home.

Norton Antivirus keeps finding it and has been unable to get rid of it, so I was attempting to remove it manually.

vtstr.dll is in the Windows/system32 folder along with various registry entries related to it

I just tried to boot into safe mode, and it now will not log in and says "Unable to log you on because of an account restriction" in both safe and normal boot modes

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 

Answer:W32/Trats!inf gone from bad to worse

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Hi Folks,

I somehow got nailed with Virtumonde two weeks ago and have been fighting with it ever since. Having tried everything I've been able to find on the web (short of attacking things in HJT), I've finally admitted defeat. I noticed some great postings here, so thought I'd ask for some help from the experts at Geeks. I've followed all of the steps in the READ & RUN ME FIRST sticky already, but have managed to end up worse off somehow. That's not a shot at the process, but typical of my last two weeks fighting this thing.

After finishing step 7 last night, I shut down. When I tried to boot into normal mode today, I am now getting a popup window with a title bar of RUNDLL and the message "Error loading C:\WINDOWS\system32\yekrmujm.dll. The specified file could not be found." When I click the OK button on that box, it pretty much causes the system to either grind to a halt or hang (can't tell which- the mouse moves, but nothing came back after an hour, and I can't get task manager to come up).

I can still get into safe mode OK, so I'm trying step 5 again in desperate hope it will at least let me boot into normal mode (it's my work laptop, so I'm a little unproductive right now...).

I've attached all the logs from yesterday's efforts and would greatly appreciate any help with getting back into normal mode, and even better, getting rid of Virtumonde. I was unable to get a log from Co... Read more

Answer:Virtumonde- From bad to worse

And the rest of the logs...

And I forgot to mention that I followed the additional step for Virtumonde and ran Vundofix, so that log is attached as well.
 

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Hi, everyone....
A couple of weeks ago, someone overseas used my credit card number to buy themselves a free train ticket. Since I don't do much (and usually through PayPal anyway) Internet purchasing, there is only one other direct way they could have gotten it - by hijacking my Internet connection. (I could be wrong about this, but it's what I think anyway....)

I use AVG, but after this, I also installed Avast, which I allowed to do a full system scan. It found 4 Trojans on this system, all in the System Restore areas. Naturally, I deleted them.

Prior to this, I was having problems with MSI programs not loading right. After I scanned and got rid of a couple of viruses and those Trojans, this problem seems to have gone away. (In the midst of this, I also upgraded the system to SP3, which could have corrected the MSI problem anyway - no idea.)

What the system is doing now is breaking as I type, which implies that something may be making screen-shots in the background, and transmitting whatever to whoever is watching. This bugs me - what would be helpful is a raw logger that tracks everything transmitted or received via the Net, but I haven't seen such a tool for Microsoft. In Linux, sure, but....

System: 2.0 GHz HP Pavilion 533w, 512 MB RAM, Two 60 GB HDDs, USB 2.0 500 GB HDD, XP Home w/SP3, AVG, (Ad-Aware, Avast)

Here's my HijackThis log file:

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:23:56 PM, on 9/23/2008
Platform: Windows X... Read more

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You may remember my post not that long ago about my having a trojan horse, well after getting help to clean it up everything was running prefect for about 3 days and now it has come back and it is now worse than what it was before I hope I can stay connected longer than 2 mins
 

Answer:Its back & worse than ever

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Hi,

I'm experiancing some very strange behaviour with my Asus V9280S-TVP and WINXP. If I load up a game or any software that's in any way graphics heavy my system performance decreases steadily, strange patterns start appearing on buttons and lables, textures become distorted and discolored, and then a drop out to desktop with an error message stating that "Windows has recovered from a device failure, blah blah". Screen resolution is set to something very low and color depth looks like 8bit or lower color. Shortly after the displaying of this message the system becomes unresponsive and I must power down(not much of a recovery). This problem takes a variety of differant time to manifest itself depending on the game. If I restart the system immediatly as the POST screen ticks over I can see out of place characters and similar graphics error to my ingame ones. However if I wait a few minutes before restart this does not occur and system starts up fine and runs fine untill I decide to try out another game or even 3dsmax. I've pretty much tried every driver there is for the card and found the vast majority of them actually decreased the performance of the card even further than the performance with the inbox driver (v31.40).I suspect overheating but I'm not sure if these problems are symptoms of overheating. I have considered redoing all the thermal connections to headsink with new thermal paste, but I've decided to put it off untill I get an opinion as the heatsink ... Read more

Answer:Overheating or Worse

have it being doing that before as well?

or u have just installed the card?

try newest version of forceware
2: if still doesnt works, some transistors might be faulty.

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I did a scan with Aol spyscanner and it found Coolwebsearch and AdminMagic 1.0 any idea what this is cause i ran CWS Shredder it didn't find any Coolwebsearch.I also ran ad aware and it only find cookies
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:59:31 PM, on 2/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PURENE~1\PORTMA~1\PortAOL.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

Answer:I may have spyware or worse

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Using Windows7 and IE8 32-bit I am constantly finding that the program stops responding and I have restore the last sesion, or worse still start again. Happens on both my home PC and my office PC, so its not the PC at fault. For example, today, trying to post this discussion took 8/9 restarts.
Anyone else experiencing problems?

Answer:IE8 problem - is it getting worse

This issue may be caused by some 3rd party add-ons that you may have installed on both of your PC's. Try reseting the IE settings to disable add-ons:
Close any IE or Windows Explorer windows that are currently open.
Open a new IE window.
Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset.
In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset. When Internet Explorer finishes restoring the settings, click Close, and then click OK.
Close IE. (The changes will take effect the next time you open IE.)
After that, please open IE again to verify if the issue has been resloved.
If this doesn't help....
Can I suggest that you try another browser such as Firefox to see if the problem still occurs.
You could also try rolling back IE8 to a previous version.

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is there an easy way to stop these pop ups invading my computer every time i go on to amazon to look for something, windows 7

Answer:pop ups getting worse from amazon

Have you enabled the inbuilt PopUP blocker in your Browser? and do you have an additional AdBlocker for your browser?

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Ok so anyone who uses GMX knows that it's often down or bugged in some way or another, but this one just ices the cake:
And since GMX has zero tech support,

Tried saving it, logging out and back in and re-sending.

Recomposed it also to no avail.

What can I do?

Didn't want to change mail provider but I've had so many incidents with them now I'm really considering it. Anybody know any good ones (dont say gmail, my name has already been taken)

Answer:GMX mail is getting worse.

Solved,

Clearing my cookies and restarting my browser resloved this.

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My desktop has slowed down substantially and occasionally freezes all apps. Even after checking for malware and running a registry cleaner, nothing appears to be a problem.

Anything further to suggest?


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-3420 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7666 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6410D Graphics, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 936682 MB, Free - 794298 MB; D: Total - 17083 MB, Free - 2095 MB; F: Total - 1907599 MB, Free - 733989 MB; I: Total - 3815413 MB, Free - 1578731 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2ACF
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Sluggishness & Worse

Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2ACF

Hard Drives: C: Total - 936682 MB, Free - 794298 MB; D: Total - 17083 MB, Free - 2095 MB; F: Total - 1907599 MB, Free - 733989 MB; I: Total - 3815413 MB, Free - 1578731 MB;Click to expand...

You appear to have a HP/Compaq brand desktop and appear to have 2 TB and 4 TB external hard drives connected to it.

What's the model name and model number of that desktop?

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Go here, then click the large blue "Download Now @ Bleeping Computer" button to download and save AdwCleaner.exe to your desktop.

Close all open windows first, then double-click AdwCleaner.exe to load its main window.

Click the "Scan" button, then allow the scanning process to finish.
(Note: There may be several seconds delay before the progress bar appears, so be patient.)

Click the "Report" button.

When the log appears, save it.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE log here.

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There is an ongoing study out now about the use of technology and the impact it has on the human condition. Always being available, whether it is through IM's or Email os TXT messaging, is a major source of stress... And IQ lowering. For people who spend all day on the computer, messaging peopel and emailing people, their IQ lowers (approimately) 10 points. To put that in perspective, smoking pot only lowers it 4 points.

This is for all you people out there who say that smokign weed is the worst thign in the world, but you spend all day in front of the computer. Bunch of hypocrites.

Stoners: 1, You: 0

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl....TMP&type=tech

Answer:Technology worse than pot?

I don't say smoking pot is the worst thing in the world, I just don't do it. Little would change with the legalization if it. Its not like they strictly enforce the marijuana laws now. Also, it is talking about using instant messaging services and email while on the job...not merely using the computer a little too much.

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Got a PC here that the lights on the MOBO come on, when you hit the power button, it clicks like it should, the green light comes on, but when you release the button, it goes back off. Initially I thought this was a PSU problem, but now I'm thinking maybe the power switch itself.

Answer:PSU, switch, or worse

Check the front panel header, to make sure the power switch wire is connected properly.

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Old, OLD Sony Viao.. been a great workhorse...Problems started with it not booting into XP unless it rested overnight! (Just like me I guess) Real problem is that I need this machine badly to teach classes.
I uploaded all the new drivers on Sony site.
. As long as I use it in the morning it boots.. EXCEPT now the keys are producing errors. Not all, just some.
One forum mentioned problems with bad memory. I have sent for a Memtest disk.. hope that will help confirm.. If so, its a doable fix.
Sony doesn't seem to have a keyboard driver .. I updated drivers for Processor, and Bios.
Any other suggestions??
I don't want to buy a old XP laptop but that may be my only choice.
 

Answer:Many problems, getting worse..

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I am runing Windows ME operating system.Ever since a friend messed about with my computor (took files out moved some around) to try to help it run smoother, it has never run right..PROBS>>>When I switch the computor on I get an unusual start up sequence..Black screen, white words, headed Micresoft Windows Millenium Startup Menu.I an given 1-6 options and a timer is running 30seconds. If I let the time run out, it carries on as normal. The desktop opens as if all is well BUT ... I have Norton Systems Doctor that is very ill as it does very little. It just says things like Norton Intergrator could not initialize the currant class ect ect..an other things ...The screen freezes for 25 -30 seconds every few minutes sometimes but it can be ok for 30 mins...When I click on Launch Outlook Express, a dialog box tells me it cannot be started because MSOE.DLL could not be loaded...I have no sound what so ever from anything....The internet runs fine BUT ..I have no MSN Messenger or Hotmail...I have tried to run msnconfig from the run commandbut a dialog box pops up stating ...msnconfig cannot be found ... an I writing this in correctlyAlso System Restore will not restore anything, I have tried a number of dates...Should I put in the Recovery Disk or is this a last resort or am I there already ....I will check back every 20 mins or so...ThanksDerek

Answer:Problems now worse ..please help.

Well, for one thing, the command you are looking for isMSCONFIG

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Hello... my sisters computer is totally messed up..

everytime I scan with adaware my sisters computer crashes once it finds something in the system32 folder, I managed to cancel the scan before it crashes and saw the name winfixer pop up in files found right b4 it crashed....

I also keep getting popups on her comp saying "your computer may be infected with blackworm virus!" and then it takes me to a antivirus site that wants me to buy thier stuff....

here is her HJT log...


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:05:08 PM, on 2/25/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\windows\System32\snmp.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1139284886\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
c:\program files\common files\aol\1139284886\ee\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe... Read more

Answer:Winfixer? or something worse?

Hi and welcome to TSF

I'm Jet Ian, and I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible. Please be patient with me during this time.

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hey all, I believe my house could qualify to be in the most stone-age technology section in the world. I'm suprised I can get electricity for christ sake. The BEST I have ever seen out of 4 modems out of this house ever was a v.34 28.8 connection that is highly unreliable and can cripple anything but Lucent chipsets to be unusable. I go down the road (buddy's house) dial up into MY ISP just to be sure, and I get a 43+k connection out from there, which I'd say is about 1/4 mile away if that. I don't understand why my phone lines are so god awful that I cannot get even better then a 28.8kbps connection from this shithole. Is there ANYTHING I can do (like yelling at the phone company for something) to improve my phone lines... I know its not internal to my house either because I have taken a box outside and plugged it directly into the phone line and still only get 28.8k.

DSL - NONE (live too far from CO)
Cable - NONE (my street doesn't get even cable TV!)
satellite is absolutely not an option, ping times of 1900+ are unacceptable obviously.

okay, I think I'm done ranting. So, any advise?
 

Answer:I don't think anyone has a worse connection then me!

Pray for cable?
 

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Hi all,

Earlier today my system began freezing whilst browsing on firefox 7, mouse or keyboard was unresponsive and I could only hard-reset the PC. Thinking this was a one off, I tried to resume but 45 minutes later it happened again. After another restart I attempted the 'repair system files option' on boot, and after this supposedly complete although how successful it was wasnt immediately apparent, it tried to boot back into windows but froze again on the loading screen.

So I restarted again, and things seem to be getting progressively worse. The system is now incredibly slow with hard drive operations, such as opening folders, deleting installing etc. But the CPU usage is low according to task manager.

Things I've tried....

I have run Hijack This! and could find no evidence of anything suspicous, further to this I have NOD32 installed and it's upto date and I havent taken any risky behavior (websites, downloads etc) scan came out clean.

I have also run Prime 95 to eliminate hardware causes and I havent found any problems nor have I got it to produce a crash.

I have run windows built in boot diagnostic memory scanner, to no avail.

Right now it's running the bsod program by J. Griffiths (an admin here) and it's been running for well over half an hour now at the 'this may take 1-2 minutes point) system is still responding though.

Sadly I didnt have a restore point saved.

Please advise,
Vastly appreciated.

Windows 7 64bit (upto date) Running trouble free since 04/2... Read more

Answer:PC getting progressively worse?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lizzy123


Hi all,

Earlier today my system began freezing whilst browsing on firefox 7, mouse or keyboard was unresponsive and I could only hard-reset the PC. Thinking this was a one off, I tried to resume but 45 minutes later it happened again. After another restart I attempted the 'repair system files option' on boot, and after this supposedly complete although how successful it was wasnt immediately apparent, it tried to boot back into windows but froze again on the loading screen.

So I restarted again, and things seem to be getting progressively worse. The system is now incredibly slow with hard drive operations, such as opening folders, deleting installing etc. But the CPU usage is low according to task manager.

Things I've tried....

I have run Hijack This! and could find now evidence of anything suspicous, further to this I have NOD32 installed and it's upto date and I havent taken any risky behavior (websites, downloads etc) scan came out clean.

I have also run Prime 95 to eliminate hardware causes and I havent found any problems nor have I got it to produce a crash.

I have run windows built in boot diagnostic memory scanner, to no avail.

Right now it's running the bsod program by J. Griffiths (an admin here) and it's been running for well over half an hour now at the 'this may take 1-2 minutes point) system is still responding though.

Sadly I didnt have a restore point saved.

Please advise,
Vastl... Read more

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Hello everyone,

This is probably the very 1st time i have ever needed assistance this badly with malware removal...My spyware doctor picks up that i have a trojan called Trojan.Spambot, the file that it is in is called Rpcrt3.Dll, it is found in all of my Sv_chost prossesses as well, i have done safe mode, tried disabling everything that is Sv_chost related and i still cant delete this file...To my understanding what the trojan does is take up bandwidth and send spam e-mails....so the is not really a way for me to live with it, as i have tried, i would greatly appreciate any useful feedback...Thank you

Answer:Worse Trojan I Have Had

Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. If you can't perform a step, then skip and continue with the next. In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install HJT in the proper location.) If HijackThis will not run, try renaming it. Open the HijackThis Folder, right-click on the HijackThis.exe file and rename it Scanner.exe. Double-click on Scanner.exe (which is still HijackThis) and then run your scan. If needed, change the .exe to something else such as .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr. Example: Scanner.bat or Scanner.comWhen you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day. Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An... Read more

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Well this all happened after I accidentally clicked a "you have won a million dollars" pop up in the middle of a site. Every minute now my computer is getting worse and worse, Half of my desktop is filled with random programs now and more just keep coming. I've tried symantec antivirus, spybot S&D, and adaware, and nothing is working. I have been keeping up on windows updates as well so I can't imagine how things have gotten so screwed up in fifteen minutes. As a last resort I ran hijackthis and saved the log. Hopefully someone here can help me. Adaware will delete 220 objects then ill run it immediately after and 300 objects will be infected. I have no idea what's going on and I'm about to scream. Here's the log:

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\ASF Agent\ASFAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cba\pds.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cba\xfr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\qpexgy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1... Read more

Answer:I've tried EVerything and my computer is only getting worse.

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I disliked the nagging every 10 minutes and the forced closer if you weren there to say "No" I don't want to log off at this time.

Just now I was in the middle of a very lengthy and difficult SQL statement and without notice my computer just logged off.. It came back up, just pleased with itself for doing a windows upgrade and the recovery only returned 1/2 of the statement I was building..

I don't mind automatically setting up the update (without it I update maybe every 6 months) but why can't I choose when I want to log off for the upgrade completion?

And is this log off without notification the new way?

Answer:Is W7 worse when doing upgrades?

Go into the Updates and set it to notify you but allow you to do them manually.
This will eliminate the potential problem.

However, I have never had that problem. It always notifies me at the bottom right and counts down from 10 minutes. But, now I have it set as manual, cause I want to see what updates are being done out of curiosity.

And it is generally better to do a fresh install rather than an upgrade.
Win 7 is better about it, but it is just a rule of thumb.
Start fresh and you will have fewer potential problems.

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Hi To All!
I'm having some difficulties trying to reformat my friend's computer...she is currently running Windows NT which hasnt run properly from it was installed, we are now trying to install Windows 98.
I managed to run FDisk and deleted her non- dos partitions and NTFS but it will not allow me to format C: it keeps telling me bad command or file name at A> prompt
Can anyone help!
 

Answer:clueless and getting worse!

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first off, im not the most computer illeterate but i know some stuff so plz bare with me.

i keep getting the blue screen of death probably about an hour into my computer startup. doesnt matter what im doing wether a game, net, chat, etc. i wish i could tell you what it says on the blue screen but it only flashes for about a second or two.

what i can remember are a bunch of zeros or numbers and the 'fatal error' at the bottom of the paragraph. then my computer restarts.

when my computer boots up, a voice comes on saying "System completed power-on self test, computer now booting from operating system". but now every once in a while it says "System failed memory test, computer now booting from operating system".

i know i had to delete a bunch of stuff off my C drive because i kept getting alerts that i had no space but even when i did delete programs, it didnt seem like it was making any room on the C drive.
I have Adware 6.0 and almost everytime i do a scan, the same files come up as infected and they're always .DLL files too. then i quarantine but when i scan the next day the same files come up as infected again.

thats all the info i can think of. somebody plz help because this started out with the blue screen about once a week and now its once every hour. HELP ME
 

Answer:Problem getting worse! PLZ HELP!

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Happy New Year

I was deleting some of my start up list and it all went very well until I turned on my computer this morning. Goes through the normal routine when it gets to the final desktop screen the screen stays blank although the computer carries on whirring away. I think I may have disabled an nvidia process.

I have reasoned that I need to start in safe mode and enable the process. The trouble is that no matter how much I press F8 nothing happens and the boot up goes ahead as normal.

Can anyone explain how to get my pc up in safe mode?
 

Answer:A F8 worse than death

Some machines use a different key. On my machine, it's F11, so try each one. You'll eventually find the one you need. A little bit of work but not excessive.
Welcome to Major Geeks.
 

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I posted two days ago but had no replies, so I'm back. (I value the expertise on this forum!) Our system is getting slower and I'm blocked from deleting temp files/cookies, among many other issues. Could someone please look at my fresh HijackThis log and advise me? Thank you!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:57:04 AM, on 9/16/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON PERSONAL FIREWALL\NISUM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON PERSONAL FIREWALL\CCPXYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP SOFTWARE UPDATE\HPWUSCHD2.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPZTSB09.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HP\HPCORETECH\HPCMPMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOTDD01.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\MY DOCUMENTS\HJT\HIJACKTHIS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\UNZIPPED\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\M... Read more

Answer:It's getting worse - fresh HJT log. Please help!

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Hello and thank you in advance.

My mother-in-law's lap top has a sudden problem.

Window's XP

Computer boots up, and log in screen appears. There are two account login options: Nana & Nicole (granddaughter). Click on either one, it say loading personal preferences, then logs off, back to log in screen.

Please help!

Thanks!!

Jeff

Answer:Mother-In-Law's lap top (what could be worse)

Hi .

Laptop manufacturer and model?

Do you have a Microsoft XP CD?

Louis

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I attempted to flash my mainboard, used the wrong model. (I have a pcchip m935, it was either the G series or the DLU, found out the hard way that its the DLU) It was a 50/50 chance, I picked the wrong 50! Now I have to send my board in to the manufacturer to fix (only $25). But in the mean time I went ahead and upgraded myself to a faster better board that should be here by Friday! Plus more memory. But, I was also told that my p4 may have problems too! One good thing about that, it is still under warrenty. New machine should be done in 1 month.
 

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Good Evening everyone,

I was asked to look at a Toshiba Satellite yesterday that was said it would not boot. I received said machine earlier today and started troubleshooting it. If I try to boot into regular Windows it comes to the starting Windows screen and just sits there hitting the hard drive, tried to boot into safe mode, but it starts loading the files and then just sits there again hitting the hard drive. At start-up it gives an option for a start-up repair if I click that it will load then just sit at a black screen with my mouse showing.
I was researching this and came across a post on the Toshiba boards with the same type of problem and it was said it could either be that the hard drive could be failing or it could be a deeper problem possibly the motherboard.
I had assumed from the beginning that it could very well be the hard drive, but I don't know how to make that a certainty so I can inform them of what their next step should be since I can not access the machine at all.
Any and all reply's greatly welcomed.

Thank you have a great evening.
Spock96
 

Answer:Possible HDD issue, or worse.

The easiest route is to boot from a Live Linux DVD. That still requires the computer to function but not the hard drive.
 

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Hi,
I have an XP Home computer that picked up UAC yesterday and has proven very difficult to clean up. I have cleaned other systems before with instructions and tools recommended here, but this time, each attempt I make seems to make it madder. It has blocked safe mode, MBAM and ComboFix from running, and now on reboot won't even start up the Windows UI correctly (meaning no menu bar, no desktop icons). I can ctl+alt+del and get task manager, and that's about it.

From task manager, I can get RootRepeal to run (by browsing to a USB stick that has the .exe) but it runs a few seconds and then disappears.

There are two .exe's and a .bat in c:\ with random characters as the file names. I can see c:\windows\system32\uacinit.dll and 5 other UAC+10 random character.dll files and a few UAC .dat files but no good idea of how to remove them.

Any thoughts on how to get started with a clean up will be greatly appreciated.
-- rke

Answer:very bad UAC and getting worse [Moved]

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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not sure where to begin. my problems started installing something i thought was activeX to my fujitsu xp sp2 2002 laptop(not able to upgrade to sp3). i know the date and time as well. half of my desktop disappeared along with half of the start/programs. loads of popups and a mighty sirupy internet connection. instantly scanned with malwarefighter/superantispyware/spybot/symantec antirus/ccleaner.. and later anything i could think of. think it was the malwarefighter which found rootkit infection.(rootkit0access c:system volume info/restore..... exe). things seemed back to normal for half a day, only to come back worse than before. my missing desktop icons/programs, start/programs came back as i learned they only were made hidden. though most systemtools etc were gone..(later installed back)

now my problems/symptoms are as follows :
at (every!!) startup im told there is hardware found, other pci device.
my wave sound (in advanced mode is muted)
internet slow with constant avast popups
control has no parent windo.
tidserve activity 5
generic host process for win32 services problem.
my avast pops up messages constantly when connected to the internet.most mention explorer.exe.
the fan usually runs wild when browsing

combofix says rootkit activity
mbrcheck says c: error, physical drive0 mbr code faked, found non standard or infected mbr.
rkill says xSystemrootx\system32svchost.exe -k rpcss incorrect imagepath
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Answer:rootkit or/and worse

Please follow these instructions: READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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I have Windows XP.
Something has been eroding the quality of my PC.
I lost the ability to access programs through the START menu (I have to seek them out via Win Explorer).
Now when I am on-line (Internet Explorer) and I click on a link, it usually (not always) freezes and I have to shut it down via Taskmanager.

Could it be an infection?

I cannot run a full virus scan because I have a damaged Intel file that causes the PC to freeze whenever the scan touches it. But I do run Ewido and Spybot (fast scans). I used to have McAfee via AOL, but it was KILLING the speed of my PC (start-ups were painful).

Here is my HiJack log;

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:52:51 PM, on 3/24/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\PCCare\Client\srvc.exe
C:\Program Files\PCCare\Client\cust.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\WINDOWS\DELLMMKB.... Read more

Answer:XP - slowing getting worse

renz124ny said:

I lost the ability to access programs through the START menu (I have to seek them out via Win Explorer).Click to expand...

What exactly do you mean by this?

In any case, though, although I can't assist in HJT logs or malware removal, I must recommend that you have it moved to the Security forum.

In the top-right corner of your message is a red triangle with an exclamation mark: Report Post to Moderators. Ask them politely if they can move your post to the Security forum. You'll more likely (and more quickly) get a response.
 

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I've tried everything I can to get rid of them and I figure It's time to let someone else take a look see at the problem. Here is my Hijackthis log.

I also tried to complete the 5 step process but was unable to get any scans from programs that I don't currently have since anytime I try to access the internet from the computer my windows get redirect with pop-ups on top of them.

Also It's my girlfriends computer I'm trying to fix so I'll have access to the internet on my computer if you need information as It's trying to do something thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:14:38 AM, on 3/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\m... Read more

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