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Infected in the worst way

Question: Infected in the worst way

Hello all. New here. Big problem. my laptop has been taken over by malware. mostly the kind that pose as virus protection. PC antispyware 2010, Computer defender, Braviax, and some other ones that I cannot remember the name of right now. this all started a few days ago when a rootkit tool tried changing a registry that i subsequently denied, but they took over anyway.

I thought I had gotten rid of them, as they were no longer bothering me earlier today, then suddenly the screen was completely overwhelmed by a message saying that my computer was infected. I cannot access the internet, taskmanager, registry editor, or basically anything else for that matter. It will not allow any antimalware programs to run, or antivirus. The computer is almost completely locked up. I have read some threads about what to do, but im not that literate when it comes to some of the things that were discussed.

Where can I start when I cannot do anything?

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Preferred Solution: Infected in the worst way

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 (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Infected in the worst way

Hello and welcome, This is very infected and we can try to run VIPRE to get a foothold. If this is successful run MBAM next.Since you cannot access the net ,you will need access to a clean PC and a USB Drive,CD or someother portable device.Run .. VIPRE Rescue ProgramNext run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.Exit MBAM when done.Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

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i am infected... having problems with CWS, Trojans, and other stuff... here my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:24:12 AM, on 19/05/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

ADMIN EDIT: Please read and follow the following READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide and HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post, many thanks.

Answer:infected and getting worst

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First. If TDSSserv is not found, just continue on with the READ & RUN ME.
TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to ... Read more

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This is a clients computer which was giving me a BSOD of 7b and second Hex 034 which indicates a bad boot drive. Under further review I suspected machine to have an invalid or tampered BIOS. I could not do a clean install with original drive,or a formatted new drive kept getting same BSOD codes. Client had another computer so I the plan was to setup new PC with his old personal files,Favorites and such.....As a practice I always scan a drive before moving contents and after running Malwarebytes Pro on such dirve I was shocked to find the following:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (PRO)
Database version: v2013.02.27.03
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Andrew :: ARF-PC [administrator]
Protection: Disabled
2/27/2013 12:46:21 AM
MBAM-log-2013-02-27 (10-21-52).txt
Scan type: Full scan (H:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM | P2P
Scan options disabled:
Objects scanned: 393608
Time elapsed: 45 minute(s), 31 second(s)
Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Files Detected: 48
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wow ,
its been awhile but i think i had some just as bad or worse a few years back

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I'm going to be as detailed as possible:After searching for a program online, I was directed to a website that I just knew wasn't trustworthy. You've all seen them before: terrible graphics and layout, horrible grammar/sentence structure, etc. But I thought I'd give the guy the benefit of the doubt, since the program was "freeware" and, hey, what do you expect for free?After downloading the program, I fired it up. I started getting this message, something to the effect of "Do you want the program taskmgr.exe (unknown publisher) to make changes to this computer?"After clicking "no" about five hundred times, I became a bit frustrated and said, "Fine! Whatever!" and clicked "Yes." Stupid, I know! And now I'm paying for it. This is, in twenty years of computer experience, the absolute worst infection I've ever had.Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) shows that I'm infected by Trojan.Win32/Sirefef.O, Sirefef.I, and Sirefef.J, TrojanDownloader:Java/OpenConnection.OS and Java/OpenConnection.OU, Exploit:Java/CVE-2010-0840.KI, Backdoor:Win32/Smadow.gen!B, and Virus:Win32/Patchload.O.Of course, MSE continues to tell me that threats are being detected, and that a reboot is required. I've rebooted about two dozen times after it tries to either remove, quarantine, inoculate, or whatever, and it just keeps coming back. MSE is also reporting internal errors, the last one being 0x800705... Read more

Answer:Am I Infected? Oh, you betcha! Worst I've ever seen!

Task Manager shows a process running called "2430975358:2168593007.exe""Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."The above indicates that you are infected with a Zeroaccess rootkit.I read HERE that rootkit removal is not allowed in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum.To proceed, I suggest that you follow the instructions HERE. Then start a new thread in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum HERE, and include a link to this thread in your new thread.I hope it goes well for you.

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Hello all.
I used to have a pretty strict practice, when a machine is way too infected, I just re-load Windows. This time, I wanted the challenge to take on my Uncle's PC (He bought in '06) and has never ran an Anti-Virus program on it since his trial ran out. (Just found this out) This computer is shared among others in the household, some of which being teenagers, and I found all sorts of downloaded music on it. (Limewire) I decided to try and disinfect it, based on what he was telling me about the data he had saved on it, and it was all over the place. I imaged the PC before I started and dug in.. 4.5 hours and multiple scans later.. it appears to be clean. I wanted to post my Hijack log here, from this PC to see if some of the veterans at removing spyware/malware/viruses can see something I don't. It all looked okay on site.... Everything was safe to very safe, except for line 020 - Hijack this had a "?" mark beside this one. I Googled it, and it seems that registry key can get hijacked and overwritten, only way to tell is to have AdAware remove it.. but then one of the side effects from that is a possibility of not being able to log into Windows. I am not sure it is worth trying that for.. thoughts?

Programs used for the disinfect process included:
Malware Bytes (safe mode)
CCleaner (safe mode) *ran this like 4 times back to back, until it showed up nothing to fix*
Dial A Fix (safe mode)
Glary Utilities (safe mode)
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Answer:Cleaning customer's computer: Worst ever infected!

Save yourself a lot of headaches. Simply tell the customer it's a lost cause, and do a clean install. Back up what you can (ensuring that whatever that happens to be is clean of infections, if that's even possible) and then start clean and put some proper AV software on their pronto. Avira is free, ranked incredibly high since it started pushing into the market last year, and works fine. Get Firefox on there also if possible...

Or deal with all the crap and frustration and headaches and try to appease the customer and...

In the long run you end up doing exactly what I just suggested anyway.

Been there, done that, thousands of times over the years. I simplified it now and just tell people "I'll back up what I can and disinfect it but I will be doing a clean installation on this machine which will make it screamingly fast." If that doesn't make the customer happy, I send them on their merry way. I can't afford to give myself an aneurysm or a heart attack over some idiotic customer that won't listen to reason.

There's the right way, and there's the wrong way, unfortunately customers only seem to understand their way which is meaningless to me when I'm attempting to resolve their issues caused by their technical ignorance.

Look at how much time you've invested already in this and you're still basically nowhere in terms of a final solution (except the one I just provided). Don't let it drag you down, nip i... Read more

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I have a Sony Vaio PCG-71211L with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Using the computer in regular mode is DEAD SLOW, it's essentially unresponsive. I can't open any programs, I just get the spinning blue circle forever. DDS and GMER won't run, they simply hang or don't open at all. I don't even know how to show you how bad my machine is infected! Someone please help!

Answer:Totally infected, fearing the worst rootkit infection

Hello huenshan,Welcome to the forum.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool 64-Bit and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst64 and pre... Read more

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Hello. My work computer (Dell Desktop) has been infected with the winrscmde (svchost.exe *32). It is so badly infected that I do not think it can realistically be saved. The computer is missing many windows files, hardly ever boots up, blue screen of death, high memory usage due to this terrible infection.

I will attach and copy/paste all of the required information in the hopes that it can be repaired; however, if it can not be repaired, could someone please give me detailed instructions on how to reformat my main drive (that has the infection). I do not think that a simple OS reinstall (Windows 7 Pro) will get rid of the virus. I believe the drive is partitioned (C & D). If so, can I just reformat the partitioned drive - do a clean wipe and reinstall of OS (hopefully found on the D drive)? There is no CD that came with the computer (see TSG SysInfo log), but I think the drivers and OEM stuff would be located on the D drive? So, how do I do that? I desperately need someone to please help me soon as I must have this computer for work. Any help would be greatly appreciated. System restore doesn't work either - the thing barely stays on when it does come on.

Here are all of my logs for your review. Thank you in advance.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, Inte... Read more

Answer:Majorly Infected with winrscmde (svchost.exe *32) - worst virus yet! PLEASE help!

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i have this pc that was restarting the computer after post i disabled auto reboot and got a bluescreen that displayed error code C0000135. i looked it up on google and found this site: . this is where i downloaded:;displaylang=enI was able to obtain a hijack this log but sadly don't know how to read it so if anybody can tell me what they think is wrong it would be much appreciated. I have used three different discs to try and reformat a sonyVGC-RA710G (UC). I am not able to disable system restore either. when i reformat it is stable for a while but then it will eventually lock up and reduce the functionality of the computer as it deletes windows files and corrupts the registry. i sometimes will get three porn icons on my desktop and pop ups that say i am infected. i don't get them until i connect to the internet via Comcast dsl. if anybody has herd of any issue like this before please enlighten me because this has rocked my world.i am going to add more posts with more details as soon as i can. thanks in advance for any suggestions.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)Scan saved at 1:06:02 PM, on 1/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS�... Read more

Answer:nubie... worst virus of 2010... infected 30 seconds after fresh format

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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since when does operation bait detail of illegal acts, their was nothing illegal I was doing to retaliate??? You are always the first to shutdown an issue/topic like its the end of the world!!!! I mean come on.. ILLEGAL ACTS... nothing in that thread said I was doing anything illegal... LOL

Answer:Animal! The Worst Of Worst Mods/admins...

what is next animal... you going to threaten me about use of forum... block me or what... just so in 10 minutes ill be logged into another screen name with 2k posts??????? overreacting I think you are... IMO

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I purchased HP AU113TX notebook 3 months back. And since then I am getting BSOD error and till date I have opened 3 case id of which my last case id is opened for more than one month(CaseId: 3036636047) Why customer should suffer because of issues in your laptop. Being a loyal customer of HP, would say I will never ever trust HP again.

Answer:Worst company worst support.



I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Ok working on my fiance's sisters computer, this time its the other sister. She had some serious issues going on with multiple variants of vundo a couple rootkits, browser hijacker and some droppers. Its really quit messy. I couldnt hardly boot up the machine, but I have it cleaned up as much as i can now. It took forever to be able even load up the microsoft update page. let alone get the computer to update spybot s and d. So with that I have already done considerable work and I can post some of the earlier logs if needed. But here are the most current logs.
-Currently I keep getting an adaware watch warning that it is blocking "crt5.tmp (3680) from loading" it is triggering as a win32 downloaderinjector.

-None of the spyware programs seem to adequately clear the memory of these problems I been having with each reboot the keep reloading. But at least I could finally update adaware, windows xp, spybot s and d, mabm, and superantispyware. previously they would be blocked or hijacked if in a browser.

-most current logs follow

Answer:Help! Worst I've seen

-other current logs

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first of all i started with around 60+ infected files with ad-aware ive managed to get it to 3 but for the life of me it wont go away

the only thing i could find to indentify this spyware is it redirects me to a umaxsearch engine webpage when i open internet explorer i can be ona a web page and it will close it or close it and reopen it to a different site

it also shows up as BEST SEARCH ENGINE!!! on add/remove programs

ive deleted it in add/remove used regedit to remove what i could find but cwshredder says everything is fine and it keeps coming back

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:39:16 AM, on 03/10/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\H i b i k i\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Plz help the last one is the worst

Hello hibiki2401, and welcome to TSF.

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 a.s.a.p

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Question: Best of the worst?

I'm wondering you guys, if you had to pick one of the store-bought pc computers, what would you all pick and why?

I know custom computers are better, but for average computer users who only upgrade things like RAM and Video Cards...which are the best out of a bad lot?

Excluding Dell please. I mean ones you can walk into a Best Buy, and take home.

Answer:Best of the worst?

Compaq-probably the best deal
Sony- OVERPRICED (I have one...decent machine, too much useless software comes pre-loaded)
IBM- good quality, bad price

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Question: getting worst

i did system recovery few days ago, i guess it was caused by IE 7, now the system back to work, but there's more and more problems, the screen freeze when i browes to other page, i can't download files by using IE, it shows "I E was not able to open this internet sit. the request site is ether unavailable or cannot br found". i had use AVG, MALWAREBYTS, SUPERANTISPYWARE, and LAVA's adware, none of them found anything.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:20:09 PM, on 10/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:20:38, on 08/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SSScsiSV.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
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which anti virus/computer protection do you think is the best
which do you think is the worst
i think kaspesky is the best and AVG is the worst

Answer:Which Is The Best And Worst

Well each program has their own way, it depends on what you like.
I think AVG is good except the false positives. Macaffe is also good. I don't think there's a good or bad program.
There all good, but I prefer others because of how they work and their protection method.


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Question: Worst I have seen

This is my first post. I have spyware that is not allowing me to update the spyware protection I have or get to sites that might have spyware removal tools. I can only get into the computer by using safemode with networking. Superantispyware can't even be downloaded from a cd I have with a bunch of spyware tools. Of course it also blocks system restore as well.

Thanks for any help you can give


Answer:Worst I have seen

I would definitely start with an Online Scan or two (after it might allow you to update your protection) after that i would recommend help from the HijackThis teamOnline Scan 1: Scan 2:

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Not Every AV is Good! Which is the Worst AV You've Ever Used? In My Opinion, Iobit Malware Fighter is the Worst. It claims to have Bitdefender's Engine and Anti-Ransomware Engine but It didn't even Protected Me against a Adware!

Answer:The Worst AV You've Ever Used?

I would have to agree Iobit Malware Fighteris a winner in being the worst. Especially when it first came out, not sure what it is like these days. I never will have here again.

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Hello all, trying to disinfect my girlfriend's computer, I've installed Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Kaspersky Auto Virus. With msconfig and the task manager I see a bunch of processes that I have no idea what they are, and some of them have no result on google, which is making this all that much harder to fix. I'm pretty sure there are multiple trojans and even if I delete them (assuming I can see them,) they come back. If I uncheck things in the startup menu, they recheck. Every time I open up Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, the site immediately changes to a random advertisement page. Also, when the internet is connected, the laptop recieves random popups at random times to more advertisement pages. Certain trojans that are detected will delete, but come right back, and even if the program says it will delete on startup, it fails, and it's still there with another virus check. I cannot do online virus checks due to IE and Mozilla not working.

I already found surfsidekick and fixed it using this site, I dont know what the rest of the trojans even are. I believe surfsidekick is all gone, I could be wrong. Some of the processes that I have seen are:

explorer.exe (Not bad)
rundll32.exe (Not sure if this is bad)
afhcp.exe (This appears 3 times at once)
jvpxpt.exe (Sometimes appears 2 times at once)

pdpxgcr.dll was found by Kaspersky Auto Virus, as was some of the above processes.

If anybody can help with this I will be eternally grateful.

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Answer:Trying To Fix The Worst Pc Ever, Please Help

Hello,Please don't start with fixing items yourself, because this is confusing and I see you already fixed some entries.... so the log won't show it anymore what we have to manually delete.I also see that you have Kaspersky and Norton installed. This is a very bad combination and can actually crash your system. So I recommend you get rid of Norton or Kaspersky.It is important you don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order!!Go to your controlpanel > software > add/remove programs and look if NewDotNet, New.Net, New.Net Applications or New.Net Domains is present and choose to uninstall.If not present, Download and use this uninstaller.* Please make sure your anti-virus and anti-spy ware programs don't hinder the complete removal of the software. In case they interfere, temporary disable them.Reboot afterwards! Important!!!* Download Brute Force Uninstaller.Unzip it to a folder of it?s own (c:\BFU).Read here how to unzip/extract properly: the Brute Force Uninstaller by doubleclicking BFU.exeNext to the 'scriptfile to execute'-window you'll see a little icon as shown in next picture: When you click that icon, a little window will open that says: 'Please enter the full URL to the sript you want to execute'In the field, copy and paste next URL: Ok. Then click execute in Brute Force Uninstaller.Extra note:If no... Read more

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Question: Worst ISP

Post your reason for nominating the worst ISP

I don't know why I have such a huge chip on my should about AOL but anytime I try and help an AOL user - I just become extremely frustrated and disgusted.

I know not everyone knows a lot about PC's and I am far from knowing anything in the IT field but AOL users seem to have this nieveness (sp) about them

AOL (ISP) just brain washes their customers and basically handicaps them from doing basic functions that common users should be able to perform

(i.e Clearing Cache, Clearing Cookies, Typing in the URL field, Know where the URL box is, using Outlook, etc etc etc)

AOL to me is just a crap service and it frustrates me that so many people are just signing up for this crap just because they sent you some junk mail CD.

I have seen numerous polls that point AOL as the worst ISP to date yet so many people still use them. People get mad when I tell them I will not email an AOL account. They just don't get it.

Answer:Worst ISP

i am using earthlink right now and am not to thrilled.

First, My modem got toasted and it took them over two months and 4 phone calls for them to send me a new one.

second think is kinda strange, i have had their dsl for awhile and now they tell me it is no longer avalible in my area lol

anyway, just hasn't been a great experience IMO

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okay when i first click on chrome it gives me google but when i open a new tab and search something it gives me ask with totally off topic search results i got this nuisance when i downloaded java so i could do studioworks and make yearbooks and ask was the stupid tagalong is always in my second tab, it is the worst ever

Download AdwCleaner from this link: Usage Instructions:Using AdwCleaner is very simple. Simply download the program and run it. You will then be presented with a screen that contains a Search and Delete button. The Search button will cause AdwCleaner to search your computer for unwanted programs and then display a log showing the various files, folders, and registry entries used by these programs.To delete these unwanted programs simply click on the Delete button, which will cause AdwCleaner to reboot your computer and remove the files and registry entries associated with the various adware that you are removing. On reboot, AdwCleaner will display a log showing the files, folders, and registry entries that were removed.Please include the log in your next reply.Please reply and let us know if our help worked. Your feedback helps others. Maybe you?

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Question: Worst. Day. Ever.

I've had a nasty problem with my computer the whole day, and I NEED HELP DESPERATLY! I think it's the work of a virus, too!!

Problem #1: Boot sectors on my PC couldn't be found, therefore the OS(XP Home SP1) was not able to load up. I thought, "Ok, I'll check the forum." Got helpeful reply, but didn't seem to work because I didn't even know there was such thing as an administrator password, and I couldn't find out what my manufacturer set it to! So the brilliantly helpful page that would have worked perfectly didn't, because PowerSpec sucks royal @$$ and sets admin passwords for their customers.

Problem #2: I go into the BIOS to check why the OS couldn't be located, find that the computer can't seem to locate my one-and-only HD. "Well, this shouldn't be too difficult", so I go in and then set the drive to AUTO, thinking that it would straighten itself out.

Problem #3: It didn't straighten itself out. It says "No hard disk found."
I say "#@$%@#$%!!!?!"

Please help me find my HD!

Answer:Worst. Day. Ever.

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Question: Worst PC ever...

Ok so, I formatted and installed Windows XP Home SP2 3 days ago. Last night I finished installing all my programs, all my drivers, apps, the whole sha-bang.

Today, I had to shut down to fix one of my cathodes. I started back up and the Windows loading screen came up like normal. Then, instead of going to the welcome screen, it went black. And it sits there forever. I tried at least 8 times with the same result.

So I put in Knoppix Live to save all my stuff so I can reformat again. Well Knoppix goes to the loading screen and sits on "Configuring devices" forever and does not start. Great... Tried that 3 times.

Now I put in my XP Home CD that I just got 3 days ago. Brand spankin new.

I put the disk in, it says "setup is loading files" and then says "Setup is starting Windows" and sits there.. forever... just like the rest...

So now, I'm out of options. I don't know what the fuck to do. My next plan of attack is eraseing the disk with the Ultimate Boot CD and [email protected] killdisk...

Unless anyone has any other suggestions?

At this point, I don't know if I need PC help or psychiactric help...

Answer:Worst PC ever...

When you fixed your cathode you might have bumped a card, I'd reseat any pci/agp/pcie cards and memory and see if it boots.

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I was typin an e-mail and it turned into the next chapter for the book i am writin . My phone started to ring and when i reached for the phone the keyboard fell onto my foot and shut down firefox. There is no way i can remember or recreate the writing i did i need it back please help.

Answer:Help is needed in the worst way

Not sure which email service you are using, but mine autosaves my emails every min or so. Check out your email service for a section called Drafts and see if all or part of your message is there.


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Well I downloaded a bad torrent and got the windows update virus.

It kept popping up asking for me to run it, I kept hitting no and then I accidently hit yes in frustration.

I manually deleted the .exe in my temp folder and then I ran every virus software I could think of. However none of my software will update now, i'm assuming it's from the virus as it gives me some bogus error message and my internet works fine. . I did a spybot and ad-aware search and removed a few files I know weren't there before this incident. However the problem still persists and now all my scans turn up empty.

Any suggestions as to how I can purge my system?

Answer:Worst Virus i've ever had.

MalwareBytes normally does the trick on this sort of thing so download, install and then run that and you'll most likely get rid of it.

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I have had nothing but problems since taking it out of the box. It is really slow and the USB port on the back works when it wants to. So sorry I bought this thing. Never will buy another and definitely will not recommend. Also their support staff are very rude.

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The support staff is very rude and your product is the worst. I did not use my laptop even for 10 days and it does not work at all now.I will never buy an HP product.I will surely raise a case in the consumer forum against this company.

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My computer has some problems. ive ran spybot and the only thing i havent been able to get rid of is webhancer. But Im afraid its more than that...

i ran hijackthis and i have 3 lines that say "O10 - Hijacked Internet access by WebHancer".

I have a red background that says "Warning: your computer is under spyware attack"

i get a yield sign at the bottom of my page that says "Windows Security manager
your computer is running slowly due to malware activity"

I get a popup thaT says "spyware activity is found on your computer"

when i press cntl alt dlt i get this
"task manager has been disabled by your administrator"

hijackthis log attached

Answer:i have the worst problem ever w/ hjt log

Hi jamie7823,
Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please go through the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST and attach the requested logs when you're finished. You'll find some relief from all these symptoms as you work through the procedures and when you finish, one of us will check your logs for any remaining files that need to be removed.


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Question: HP Worst Service

 I have log a complain on 12/9./2016  and it is still unresolved.   HP have closed this call without  solution and withoout any engineer visit.     HP Case ID #: 4777388129

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About a month ago probably I downloaded some programs which seemed completely harmless, but one of them problably contained a virus , that probably is a rootkit , THE WORST TROJAN I'VE EVER SEEN! 
It uninstalled my antivirus , disabled all the firewalls and took control of my PC. 
Every time that I turn on my pc a window appears and says:" do you want to run this software? C:\ProgramData\ "
and sometimes it  says also :" do you want to run this software? C:\Windows\System32\wservice.exe " and this probably is the process of the virus , wservice.exe..  Here there are some screen of this (I'm italian so these are in Italian)
And whenever I try to "kill" that process it says "Acces denied" (as you can see here )
And  when I try to install any kind of antivirus it says "File not found and the file path" like in this screenshot
I tried all: MalwareBytes , Regcleanpro , HitmanPro that doesn't work , and ComboFix that says this error and can't run : "Warning!! Do not run ComboFix in Compatibility Mode . Doing so may damage the machine." but I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate so it isn't in Compatibility Mode!!
I really don't know what to do anymore! 
I searched on google and the only one that had a problem similar is this  .
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Answer:The worst Trojan I've ever seen

Ciao,please run a FRST scan:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Whats the worst computer you ever "fixed"

So guy at my work says, whenever he opens firefox or IE it closes imediatly and windows gives me an error. So I take his computer and this is what I found.

801 Bad registry entries deleted with Regseeker
16 Viruses/Trojans Deleted with AVG
1 Virus Deleted with Avast
22 Pieces of spyware\adaware deleted with Adaware SE personnal
272 pieces of spyware\adaware deleted with spybot
22 log entries deleted with Hijackthis
2 entries deleted with CDshredder

he was running no firewall and no AV on comcast cable.

and it still doesn't work, firefox and IE still won't open, still recieves errors.

and to top it all off i couldn't update windows cause his copy was illegal and disk clean up and disk defragmenter never finshed cause it was so slow...

oh ya i still got paid though.

Answer:Whats the worst ever.

I ran an adware/spyware app on a machine last week and it found 1,263 Critical Files. Darnit I knew I shoulda screet shot it.

It was on a 98 ME machine !
It would freeze on deletion.

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A year and a half ago now, my backwoods nowhere town got DSL. And aside from the price, everything was good. Dished out the $59.99 a month for a 512/128 connection, and while the price was beyond ridiculous, it was a small price to pay to finally enjoy online gaming, incredible surfing speeds, and the occasionally foray into some not so legal p2p applications.

I got heavily into my first online game ever, Unreal Tournament 2004, specifically a mod called Carball, a mod I still play to this day. Unfortunately I can no longer play this mod, or any other game I own online whenever I feel like, because my connection's has become progressively worse since I got it.

It started slow, the pings gradually got higher and I'd get lag spikes more often, but it was still fine, but it's just went downhill from there. I started to notice that the connection would get worse at certain times of the day, until it got to the point that games were unplayable between the hours of 3pm and 11pm. Pings would widly fluctuate, and would routinely reach upwards of 300. Literally one second my ping would be 80, the next it would be 350. I called tech support and explained the situation, and they said they hadn't had any complaints and didn't know what could be done.

Of course at that point I assumed it was my hardware, but after trying some things and getting no change, I started to think about it. If it was my hardware, why would be connection be rock solid during cert... Read more

Answer:The Worst Connection Ever

It sounds like they are oversubscribed for the amount of bandwidth they have. It's true that DSL doesn't 'share' like cable, but it all still has to share the main pipes.

If they are a little shit dick company, you're probably screwed. My guess is that they are aware of it, and don't want to upgrade to more bandwidth, as it's super expensive for them to do in the middle of nowhere, and whatever line(s) they currently have is(are) fully tapped out. You can try and ask them what their main pipes to the Internet are, but I doubt they will tell you. You can also ask what percent usage they have on those same pipes. Usually anything above ~70% for substained periods is considered bad for any ISP worth a damn.

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I cant run msconfig, task manager, system restor, and install any program what so ever (Windows cannot fin '____'. Make sure you typed thae name correctly and the ntry again. To searhc...) Happens with every program i try to install. Internet explorer doesnt work. Cnat tpye anythign in "run".
I cant run hijackthis. The virus comes off in safe mode as well. The little icon on the bottom right taskbar is a red circle with a white X in the middle. Wall paper is "your system is infected"
No internet at all. I think it was "you pc protector" malware but i deleted some files but i know its still i nhere somewhere. Its an XP sp1 dell 600m. No antivirus cna be installed or ad warez. Can only open somethings on control panel.

Any help please im desperate

also before desktop shows it says "spyware alert!"
security warning
worm.win32.netsky detected on your maching.

type virus
system affected win 2k, ntt ,me ,xp, vista, 7
recomendations: nexxasray for full sysstem scan

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Question: HP Worst Service

I have log a complain  for my lapop on 30/09/2016  and after 1 month month passed it is still unresolved.  Complain detail is mentioned below. Dear Mr/Ms KUMAR,Thank you for contacting HP for your service request.  This email confirms your request for service and the details are below.Your request is being worked on under Case ID number 4778105443.STATUS: CASE IS GENERATED AND IN PROGRESSProduct description: HP 430 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR)Product number: QA152PASerial number: 5CB1250PMQProblem description: IN/ NBD/ ONS/430U/no display ISSUE/ 3 in 1 BIOS recoveryUse this portal for support under warranty or out of warranty: this portal if you have an HP support contract or HP Care Pack: sincerely,HP Customer Support 

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I have a feeling this is a vundo virus or a variant of it, as some of the symptoms are similar to a vundo i previously got rid of on an old computer.

I cannot even boot my computer in safe mode, i get a blue screen of death immediately after windows boots that says DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

I tried using a vista repair disk to run system restore but that did not work. I managed to get a hijackthis logfile from the computer in safe mode before it crashed once, but now i cant even boot it long enough to do anything. I would just wipe the HD and do a fresh install but I need many files that are on my HD. any ideas what i can do??

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:49:30 PM, on 12/3/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
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Answer:worst virus i've ever seen

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

P.S. Please do not use quote or code tags for the logs.

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Ok so last week I spent $400 on my pc...

I bought windows xp home edition sp2 retail $200

I bought a new computer case $100

I bought a new power supply $100

And this week i will have to spend another $200

I just keep having a new problem to fix...

I have to get a new hard drive and a new motherboard...

My motherboard works fine except it has one pci express x16 slot that is coming loose...

My hard drive is fine till the windows xp logo screen comes up and then it beeps...

Answer:The worst two weeks ever

A HDD can't beep.

See if you can RMA the motherboard, if you haven't had it that long.

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An FX processor, 9600 card, cheap power supply and half a gig of ram paired with the worst 939 mobo

Answer:Worst barebone kit ever

I think it is away 4 them to get rid of spare fx-53 cpus

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After searching online and finding all these wonderful RAM installation tutorials, I thought it would be nice and easy to buy me some RAM and stick in into my motherboard.

But I was not prepared for the horrors that awaited me.

This is where my RAM slots are...

Can't see? Having trouble spying them? Let me zoom it in for you!

Whoever designed my computer obviously hates me D:

Any tips as to how I'm gonna install this new RAM? You know, without tearing the thing apart to get to the slots? Computer is a HP

Funk Mama out!

Answer:Worst RAM location ever!!!

First clean up those wires...

That is the usual positioning of the RAM slots, you know. It's just your case that is the problem

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I do not know if anyone can help with this one and I am not sure where to start.

1. Cannot boot to Safe mode.
2. Cannot run most spyware programs. (hijackthis, Malwarebytes, windows defender, McafeeRootkitDetective etc) The only one that has run is SUPERAntiSpyware
3. It is not rustock.
4. Combofix sort of runs but does nothing.
5. Installed recovery console and it will not start.

Is my only option reinstall.

Answer:Worst infection I have seen.

Hello ,moving this to the Am I Infected forum from XP.Can you run HJT/DDS.Please follow this guide. ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Hijackthis. Then go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.Let me know if it went OK.

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Grey - Old information/probably fixed.
Green - Newest information, what I am doing currently.

Hello, you guys are my last hope.

Notice I havent posted any logs or added the necessary attachments.

a) would not download.
b) I could download and extract, but the virus has blocked it from running.

Update: Tried a script that disables/enables regedit. For the time being it seemed to have worked.
Run>Regedit worked. ran, ill update with the logs in a bit. ran, ill update with the logs in a bit.

As you might help me get stuff working I will update the thread with needed information.

How it started/ first thing noticed:
1) Noticed AVG Free would not update anymore

Symptoms as of now:
1) AVG wont update
2) AVG after running for some time (~10min) reports a error about a crash. (also other virus programs like Kaspersky, Search & Destroy and a few others I tried do the same)
3) Regedit wont run ( displays a black screen for a second and goes back)
4) Firefox constantly crashes (2 times writing this topic)
5) After some time running I lose the ability to visit webpages, either "connection reset" or just the regular "page cannot display".
6) Safemode wont work.
7) Like I pointed out before, wont run. Same symptoms as running Regedit, flashes black screen and goes back to desktop.

Thanks for any kind of help, worst virus I have had and I thought I was playi... Read more

Answer:Worst virus I have had

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for not being able to have replied to your topic. If you still need help, please start a new thread and post a fresh set of logs requested in our pre-posting process outlined below, as this one shall be closed.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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i've never seen anything like this before. i'm all but ready to call a priest to have a look at a computer i use at work. the worst case of spyware i have ever seen. everything from desktop hijacking to .html files made to look like windows forms. i really can't fix the problem. Spybot didn't fix the problem. system mechanics didn't fix the problem. it has to be the registry! please, could you help? i'll post below the log i collected from hijack this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:04:30 PM, on 3/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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Answer:Worst possible thing.

i know it's difficult to get excited over someone else's problem.

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Some people i know say that Crysis and Crysis Warhead was the best FPS they ever played, but some people say that it has too high requirements and so it sucks!I personally think they are both pretty good games.What do you think?"The Oracle once said i am the smartest man on Earth. this is simply because i alone know that i know nothing."

Answer:Crysis!!! The best or the worst FPS ever?

Quote"The Oracle once said i am the smartest man on Earth. this is simply because i alone know that i know nothing."Pretty Kool!! quote!

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I picked up this virus, it puts a small blinking red x next to the time in the lower right hand corner. It made my wallpaper a clickable image that brings you to one of those antivirus scans on the internet. Also, I get 3 or four different pop-ups (yourprivacygaurd, ultimate defender, windows security alerts etc..). I don't have to be on the internet even and they pop-up. I've run Ad-aware, AVG, and Spybot to no avail. Below is my hijackthis log, someone pleease help, I'm dying here!!!!

StartupList report, 10/7/2007, 10:30:50 AM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:\HijackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
* Using default options

Running processes:

C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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Answer:worst virus ever!!!!!

Hi and welcome to TSF.

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Before beginning the proposed fix, read this post completely. Any questions should be kindly asked before proceeding. Ensure that there are no open browsers when carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

Please download SmitfraudFix to your Desktop. Do not run it yet. We will shortly

Restart your computer in Safe ModeAfter hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
Use the up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.
Login with your usual account
Once you have logged in, a warning message will appear regarding starting windows in Safe mode, click OK and windows will load your desktop environment

Note: Some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work.

Double-click on SmitfraudFix.exe to start the tool.

Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2... Read more

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I look at reviews on newegg at mobos, ram and vid cards and some gives it a 5, the other kid gives it a 1. Some say it boils, some say it stays at good temps. Some say it crashes, some say it is stable. Some say it doesn't support dual mem, some said they run great w/ dual. Some say it SUCKS, some say it ROCKS. Why does it work for some, and not for others???? Do a certain percentage of mobos, cards, mem... are defective or something? what is the deal. I get furstrated because I don't know what parts to get!!!

Answer:How could a mobo be the best for some, and worst for others?

Being compatible,thats all it takes.
So study,i did for 3 years,now i'm haveing a good time and no problems to post.

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Please forgive the length of this explanation. I have tried to prepare my post as described in your instructions, but the DSS program will not run as described, and I can't extract the ZIP file for the "gmer" program. At the moment, I can only run my computer in Safe Mode, and only if I "press ESC to prevent SPTD.sys" (as per the prompt during startup). Additionally, I am unable to uninstall "Daemon Tools" as you request, and running the program to uninstall the SPTD driver is useless because (I suspect) I am running in Safe Mode without SPTD.sys in the first place. In lieu of the text files you ask for, therfore, I will provide what details I can and ask for your suggestions.

My computer has obviously gone bonkers. A few weeks ago, I was hit with the "Malware Defender" virus, which did some pretty serious damage. After some research, I acquired Malwarebytes Malware-Removal program and ran it several times, (in safe mode and in normal Windows), until all symptoms were gone. The computer has worked fine for several weeks.

Last night, (about 2-3 weeks later), something even worse took over. All very suddenly, it splashed up a ton of pop-ups with endless dialogue boxes, displayed warning balloons from my systems tray, and disabled my tasks manager (ctrl+alt+del). I forced a shut down of my computer, and when I restarted it began to load Windows XP and then flashed up a blue screen before restarting automatically in the F8-... Read more

Answer:I fear the worst...

BUMP, please.

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  Hi Every 1  >>:Why So Serious? I Recently Played Avatar Pc Game I thought I wud B a Hardcore Intresting game but W*F The Gamewas neither intresting nor like Wat One Hav thoughtThe Game play consist Of Few Elements1] Run and Kill2] Travel3] Minigames4] NO BOSS  The Only PArt Wich i Liked is the Costumes Or Armors and Weapons!And Graphics 2 Some Extent  Ive Completed The Game - The reward 4 Completing The Game Was A Meaningless ENDTROWhy Was i So Sick 2 Play It

Answer:Avatar - Best Or Worst

Overall my Experience Was Not So Good Not So Bad Pls Write Comment after Every Vote

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Not Every AV is Good! Which is the Worst AV You've Ever Used? In My Opinion, Iobit Malware Fighter is the Worst. It claims to have Bitdefender's Engine and Anti-Ransomware Engine but It didn't even Protected Me against a Adware!

Answer:The Worst AV You've Evere Used?

I would have to agree Iobit Malware Fighteris a winner in being the worst. Especially when it first came out, not sure what it is like these days. I never will have here again.

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Ok, most of you know i have a new pc. Yes thats great. Well its supposed to. Here the whole story:

October 22 2004, at 10 pm, i purchase the following from moonarch computer:
AMD 3500 939 130 nm
abit av8 3rd eye
74 gb raptor
160 gb sata seagate
round cables
eVGA 6800GT
thermaltake 480 watt butterfly

Ok, first then send me an email, saying that my shipping address isnt same as billing, and i must add it to credit card. I do so, and reply to their email, they said ok, good. It then takes then 1 week and a half to ship the pc, BUT BOTH HDs are back ordered. Now please tell me what i am supposed to do without my hard drives?

Ok, well the pc finally gets in houston, and the same day, my hds are shipped. i get all the stuff, and build my pc with no problems.

Now, i wont get into details how i found out, but one of my rams was faulty, so i RMA. ok, we send the ram back. Takes then an other week to ship my new ram. I FINALLY get my ram today. And guess what? The heat spreader is bent in half (xms 3200XLPT) i mean its completely bent, i dont even see how it happened, or how they fit it in the plastic box...

So i am gona REFUND this POS from POS monarch, and get some 3200 xlpro from newegg

That was my worst experience there... I am just pissed off

Answer:Worst Pc Experience Ever!!!

yup, i thought they were good.

My question now. since im getting refund, wat ram to get now? HAS to be under 300

i was thinking the 3200xlPro for 275 (2x512) 2-2-2-5 latenties

Or any other suggestions?

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Question: Worst Virus Ever


Originally posted by Cnn
A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee . This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored.

This virus acts in the following manner:
It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title:"A Card for You".
As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes sothat the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York, according to news broadcast by CNN.

This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself.
So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it!! Even if you know the sender !!!
Please pass this mail to all of your friends.
Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, like myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at All

you guy might want to go into your bios and enable your boot secter virus so nothing can rewrite it

Answer:Worst Virus Ever

Thats not real, its a hoax. That was from 2002.

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Question: worst laptop

i purchased hp laptop in dec 2014......with model r0-14tx. i have been experiencing hinge problems from last 1 year... i was opening my lid and i heard a cracking sound on right and day after it broke.... that time my laptop was in they replaced the whole back cover... but after jst 3 months ..the same problem occured again in right hinge.....and they again replaced it .. and when my warranty expired ...the problem again started in left hinge... i contacted hp centers ...but they were not giving any suitable ans .to me..... so i think the hp had been making the laptops with manufacturing defects....m thinking of repairing it ...but m sure this problem will again happen ..thats why m not doing anything..... i Request company for replacement or compensation of this worst laptop ever seen in my lie now my left hinge is broken and m keeping tat as it is.  plzzzzz..someone reply ....m fed up with this;(((

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I am heading out the door now to go snowboarding! So I may not reply back until Monday. Thanks in advance!Issue: NT Authority Shutdown and Browser Redirect. Using shutdown -a as best I can. PC is super slow. I have delayed RPC in the meantime.Note: RootRepeal freezes and will not run.In addition, ran A-squared and ExplorerXPSeems that this virus is detected by both Ad-Aware and MBAM but even after removal it is still present.Thanks!!!----------------------------------------------------------------------------Logs:HJT:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:34:35 PM, on 1/28/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:The Worst I have Ever Seen - NT & Redirect


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Answer:What is the WORST PC game EVER????

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Tell me your favorite and/or most hated joysticks. I need a new one and I am at a loss after several bad experiences. My latest have been a Wingman 3d extreme made with a flimsy gimbal in the twist that continually broke and a Precision 2 that has become invisible to my USB port.

Answer:best/worst joystick

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I get the Blue Screen of Death when I boot normal mode. Tried a F-secure scan and it found 43 files/objects but Icant do anyhting because the action buttons are off the screen and Icant get to them.Her is my HJT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:34:22 PM, on 8/31/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning 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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeF:\SecureII\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microso... Read more

Answer:HJT log - worst viurs I have ever had

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored 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.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.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.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.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 explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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For about 4 weeks now I have been battling with my computer because of malware. I have tried lots of programs including CounterSpy, Kaspersky, Ad-Aware, SpyZooka and SmitfraudFix.
It all started when i got a STOP message (0x7e) which said it was caused by malware but since then I have also got two other STOP messaged 0x8e and 0x7f.
I have the exact symptoms of the Downadup worm, but when I ran the FixDownadup.exe from Symantec it said it could not be found.
MBAM setup/installation is not working so I am going to rename it and see what will happen.

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Question: Worst mess ever!

I am working on a client's Dell laptop, messed up with worst case of spyware/malware/virus infections I have ever seen.

1. Unable to get to Control Panel (disabled) to uninstall any malware , programs.
2. Unable to get to any sites that offer on-line scans (McAfee, Symantec, TrendMicro, Kapersky, Panda)
3. Lavasoft Ad-Aware, McAfee, AVG Anti-spyware all seem to run okay, but are ineffective.
4. Permanent bogus "Windows Security Alert" window on desktop, with the message"Warning! Potential Spyware Operation! Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and Internet files. Run full scan now to pervent < yes, 'pervent' > any unathorised < yes, 'unathorised' > access to your files! Click her to download spyware remover...." Options for Yes or No do exactly the same, no option to close the box.
5. Task Manager is disabled, so I cannot stop the processes or any running applications.

Any tips on where to start?

Answer:Worst mess ever!

As you already have an open HijackThis thread, I'd think you'd know the best place to start is here:

These type of infection disable task manager, regedit, control panel, even safe the bad guys are aware of their vulnerabilities.

It takes knowledge about the registry, or specialised tools, to get control of your admin tools again.

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Question: Worst Websites

I'd like to nominate a couple of websites for being about the most unusable I've ever come across.The BBC's Top Gear website and the Elephant, websites.Top Gear because it is so riddled with pop ups and adverts I find the site unusable and so irritating I generally don't bother with it anymore.I know adverts are needed to get free content but it doesn't have to be so intrusive, look at the adverts on this site (generally) or on Yahoo or Google.Elephant because it took me about an hour to get one quote out of the the site without it crashing and flashing up java errors and page unable to be displayed errors.Any one else have sites they would like to visit but which are just sooooo frustrating you don't bother? I mean proper commercial sites that have had big money spent on them and are still crap to use.

Answer:Worst Websites

I think we need to be careful here, or else you may end up with a "defamation of character" style lawsuit on your hands! :)I recommend my own...BA

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A friend is doing a Web Design course at a local college, His tutor has asked for nominations for the best and worst web sites.My friend has lots of ideas for the best, but would like suggestions for the worst. He would appreciate any suggestions for examples of the worst?.

Answer:What is the "Worst" web site?

I don't want to get into this directly.Too much potnetial for backlash...Take a look at the excellent web usability site Web Pages That Suck click hereThere is some superb information on how to get the best levels of usability into your site and also some links that will possibly satisfy your question.T

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im fixing a laptop for a student in school. She got the computer screwed. She had sp2, no virus protection firewall or spyware completely unprotected! The computer boots in normal mode very slowly and once it does boot a virus acting like a anti virus say your computer is under attack and give a diolaug box promting block and somthing else like dont do anything. Etheir option it shuts the computer down. The computer works only in safe mode!!! I ran SDFix nothin detected. HJT and mbam wont install for whatever reason and computer cant connect to internet because network connection service is disabled and cannot be enabled in safe mode so i can t update avg. any ideas that might help.

Note no restore CD


Answer:Worst infection. HELP!!!!

The computer works only in safe modeSAS, may take a long time to scanPlease download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.Do not run a scan just yet.
FirstReboot 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 ... Read more

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Question: I fear the worst

I have a terrible feeling that my computer is infected with a virus. THis is due to the fact that Norton antivirus is now innactive, by innactive i mean that auto-protect is disabled and if it is turned on it just exits, the same with the virus scanner. I decided to head to Symantecs website and i downloaded the tools for two viruses that matched the description of my virus, thes were a W32.Klez and the bugbear wirus. THe tools could not find these viruses on my computer, but i am still having the same problems with Norton, any help would be useful.

Answer:I fear the worst

Download AVG fro click here its free

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Hi guys,

A year or two ago I built my Dad a great PC and from day one he said it was amazing. Fast, Great sound & Graphics etc. etc. and he never ever had a problem with it.

A few months back he brought it back to me saying it was 'playing up'. He told me it kept blue screening, sometimes freezing and then it would shut down or he'd power it off when freezing and then it wouldn't turn back on.

So I took a look. He unplugged it and brought it round. A couple of days later I started to have a look at it and it booted up just fine and everything was working. A few hours later it froze. I powered down and powered back up.

All lights and fans kicked in but no post, no windows, no display.

I left it for a few hours and booted up again and it worked. I tried to get into bios so I could do the classic format and wipe but it froze again.

After trying various things, with no success. I stripped the computer down to purely PSU and motherboard. I then reattatched everything, cables, fans, components and still nothing.

So I left it for the night.

I've been crazy busy busy ever since so it's sat in my room for a few months until tonight I finally had time to look at it. So i turned it on after hooking it up to a spare monitor and it booted fine. I went straight into bios to change boot and then proceeding in formatting and reinstalling windows 7.

No problems at all. Started tweaking windows 7 for him once it fully installed. Got network con... Read more

Answer:I'm fearing the worst. Please help.

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Dell has been the worst computer i have ever owned!It started running slow 1 day after i paid $599.00 for it!I called them they tell em i gotta pay $239.99 to get it repaired!Then i call them 1 week later they claim i have a vireos in it and still want to charge me the money!I get the vireos worked out 1 mth later its still running slow ,at this point I've done everything humanly possible to resolve this issue , give Dell the benefit of the doubt ,i call Time Warner Cable now going to spectrum...they do a speed [email protected] by Ookla seconds,   download not them them, I've called a few times i admit because i desperately wanted Dell to be great like i have always believed.Time Warner tells me its Dell its Dell !But one guy did inform me that is was Mozilla Firefox  download the newer version and it would resolve my issues...nope i even went to internet explorer ahh negative!So i call Dell for like a 4th time I've called so much!And the representative [email protected] does does the right thing and goes inside my PC and helps me)Or so I thought ) ,she sees no issues tells me it has to be my Facebook page,so being the genius that i was i trust her,next day  ,i call guy gets remote access of my PC tells me he needs to get on Facebook 15 minutes later i have been hacked!He wasn't American so yeah and here i sit with  a bank account that has to be changed)Took 2 1/2 hrs! etc .etc. :(I change all my passwords etc....i call Dell back speak with the... Read more

Answer:Dell Worst Pc ever!

Sounds like you did not call Dell, but contacted one of the many "support scammers" out there.  Be more careful in verifying the calls you place (and NEVER respond to technical support "cold calls" from anyone.

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What do you consider to be the worst ISP homepage you have had the mis-pleasure to come across?Provide the address/ link and we can all see the worst of the worst!

Answer:The worst ISP homepage?

PS say happy birthday to me (may 6th). Make an 'old man' happy and smile!

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I'm considering buillding a new computer for my family. I know how to put a computer together, but i don't know the best things for my computer. For example.. i was looking at a Pentium 4 3.0 GHz Processor and i also saw a Pentium 4 3.8 GHz Processor. My guess is that the 3.8 GHz is better, but i don't know why it's better. What will .8 extra GHz do for my computer? I know whats better... but i dont know why.

Another example... I'm looking at a Pentium 4 3.2 GHz Processor and i'm also looking at an Athlon AMD 64 2.6 GHz Processor. The AMD is more expensive but is it better? This is all extremely confusing to me. Now i don't even know what's better.

I don't expect anyone here to tell me everything i need to know about how to distinguish whats better and why one thing is better than another... but do any of you know where i can learn about this? Possibly a website or maybe a book. Thanks for reading.

Answer:Best to Worst Hardware

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Question: Best/Worst Brands

List the best and worst brands for each product

Graphics Cards
Optical Drives
Input Devices

Answer:Best/Worst Brands

Mob anf graphic cards has to be BFG. Brillianr products, and the stock overclockng is great- can also recommend the warranty. Any prob, they replace - from reporting problem to new GPU was 6 days for me, pretty damn good!

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I have Microsoft Lumia 540 using from last 3 months. I have a memory card of 16gb, not much full but have all important documents in it. My phone gets hang 10 times a day, whenever I play music or start any app it stucks every application gets crash. When I restart my phone its show sd card scanning need to be fixed. I am really fed up of this. Please help me because I have trusted the name MICROSOFT not phone. It's my kind request to the team please help me in this issue.

Answer:Why is Microsoft getting worst day by day?

Why you not try hard reset your device? Don't forget to backup all of your data before

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so it looks like my mobo is dead. the worst.

i have the asus p4pe + intel p4 2.6mhz.

the asus mobo p4pe isn't sold anymore. in fact i don't think they sell anymore socket 478 that are also chipset 845pe.

i know this is bad, but ive forgotten a lot about pc's as i built this years ago.

the only thing i know about my CPU is that its an intel p4 2.6.... the mobo i have for it is chipset 845pe, does that mean the only mobo i can get is chipset of 845pe?

If anyone can shed some light would be much appreciated!


Answer:preparing for worst

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I downloaded a funny looking file from the internet and now have HUGE problem. I incorrectly shut down my computer after it was infected bc i believed that it had frozen on me. when i tried to reboot in safe mode it wouldn't allow me to do so. i had to use my window's recovery cd's and ran 'chkdsk /r' just so that i could get the computer to run in safe mode. In safe mode i was able to run MBAM, SAS and ATF. MBAM and SAS found a ton of problems and was able to clear them out. In normal mode i am unable to open any of those programs. i receive the following message from "Security Suite" (which i believe is the major virus still on my computer) Message reads as follows...

"Windows Security Alert: application cannot be executed. the file mbam.exe is infected. do you want to activate your antivirus software now?"

Then another one follows that up with....

"Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your system might be at risk now." (that's word for word btw, not my typos)

My AVG is also acting screwy and reports an infection of 'Trojan horse generic18.BMHL' about 30+ times!

Almost any icon that i click on my desktop will report that it cannot be executed. It also took about 15-20 minutes for the computer to boot up and just bring me to the desktop.

I'm using another co... Read more

Answer:Worst Virus i've ever had

I forgot to mention that if i try to remove/heal selected infections on AVG I get a prompt saying " forced removal can cause system unstabily or even crash"

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okay so heres what its doing to my pc:
- every now and then (quite often) random music will start playing. when i look in the proccesses running at the time, ending "iexplorer.exe" (2 things running with this image name) it stops. this will be running even when no internet browser is, but when i am using one, usualy firefox, when i end the iexplorer.exe, it will come up with a little message saying it has recovered a tab. this is very anoying.

- it has disabled all my antivirus software, including AVG, the profesional verion i paid ALOT of money for,and free versions of avast and mcaffee. so i am unable to run ANY virus scan.

- any new programme i try to download will come up with a message saying i do not have the appropriate privalages to run the programme, so i am unable to use the "hijack this" and get a log. this is with programmes that i have clicked "run" on the installation, instead of save.

- when i save the file and try to install from that, it will say that -e.g.- "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\HJTsetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application." and will not open.

- when running firefox no search engines work; it took me a while to find this site...
also when running internet explorer, search engines do work to find the relevent sites, but clicking on anyone of them redirects me to a random advetisment.

- windows live messinger closes down almost the second i log in

please if anyone recgnises this virus and can te... Read more

Answer:worst virus i've ever had please help!


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Running Window 7 Ultimate x86
100GB HD

My laptop got infected suddenly yesterday. I have since removed IE 8 via windows features just to get some work done. Now Firefox freezes and gives me a not responding msg, leaving my computer useless. SuperAntiSpyware gives me 38 errors but after fixing they come back. Malware bytes doesn't find anything, neither does Avast! Here is my HiJackThis LOG:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 00:01:43, on 01/23/11
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\HTC\HTC Sync 3.0\htcUPCTLoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:&#... Read more

Answer:Worst infection EVER

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.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.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.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 will ap... Read more

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Anyone notice how many issues the new build of Firefox is having?

Alot of places don't load won't install extensions, Flash is having huge issues, I'm tempted to get rid of and reverting back to 1.07 or 1.05. Seems more of a pest than a savior at this point.

Wonder what went wrong.

Answer:Firefox 1.5.01 The worst?

Installed it yesterday, no broken extension or Flash problems here, and the memory leaks seem to have vanished. Bear in mind, if you go back to the older versions, you get the vulnerabilities found with them, as instead of patches you have to get new versions to fix them. fixed a ton of holes recently found in FF, btw.

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I downloaded this really crap program called FileVault v2.7
I want 2 delete it but a microsoft notepad thing comes up and i hav 2 do something on that 2 delete it!!!!!
Any help on how 2 delete it would b much appreciated as i havent got the 1st clue about programing

Answer:Worst Program Eva!!!!!!!!!!!

From the website itself:

"Ninety percent of the emails I get are people wanting to delete my program. So to alleviate the emailing, I posted the instructions here so I could just direct people to it's address."

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I have no idea what has hijacked my computer. Norton keeps going crazy, and now my desktop has changed to a blue background with a hyperlink. The text on the desktop is as follows:

Line 1 ..."Warning Spyware threat has been detected on your PC...
Line 2 ... "Your computer has several fatal errors due to spyware activities...
Line 3 ... "It is strongly recommended to install an antispyware software to close all security vulnerabilities...
Line 4 ... "Antispyware software helps protect your pc against spyware and other security threats.
Line 5 ... "Click here" weblink ...

Also, Windows Security Center displays threat "TrojanDownloader.XS"

Please help!! I really have no idea where to begin! Thanks again!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:28:55 AM, on 3/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
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Answer:Hijacked in the worst way!!!

Wanted to include screen grabs of the desktop and a warning I'm not familiar with.


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Question: Worst Problem Ever

Hi! I am in terribe, terrible pain, and am shaking with

My second hard drive has been COMPLETELY WIPED!!!

I have lost 25gigs worth of data. Is there anyway to restore it? when i click on the drive in explorer, it says,

"the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable".

system restore says that

"changes made to drive(s) D: after this point cannot be reversedbecause the drive was either excluded from System Restore monitoring, or was turned off, or removed."

In computer management, it says the file system is RAW. Does this mean that is has somehow formatted itself?!!!

I recently changed the hard drives to sleep after two hours. could that have been the cause?

I tried to use chkdsk, but it doesn't even start.



Also, one friend heard that if i put it into the freezer, the files could be restored.




I have XP PRO

Answer:Worst Problem Ever

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So it all started when i was going to get windows 10 TP and i clicked the setup.exe.It went fine all the way till it said getting ready with the windows 10 logo and 3 dots going round it. That suddenly ended! A message came up saying your pc had a problem we are restarting your computer in...and it restarted.Then it came to a screen saying

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v12.2.5
Copyright Broadcom
Copyright Intel
All rights reserved.

Broadcom Base code PXE-2.1 v1.1.1
Copyright Broadcom
Copyright Intel
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
Operating System not found.
I put in my win 7 installation disk and went to custom and it said it could not find any drivers. I have not got a os and i cant install one either. What am i going to do?

Please reply A.S.A.P


Answer:worst installation ever!

Hi there. Sorry to read of your dilemma.

Is it could not find any drivers or drives? Sounds like it may be the cables to your drives needs to be reseated or HD is going bad.

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Question: Worst Virus Ever?

My daughter brought me her computer that has the worst virus I have ever seen. (She is running a farly new Compaq machine with Windows XP Media Center). This appears to be a new version of Privacy Center. On boot, computer goes through Windows startup and asks for login/password. From there, starts to load, then screen goes black and a screen VERY similar to Privacy Center comes up asking for money. (The only difference is that in the upper left of the 'page' it reads Control Center - but their 'About' link refers to it as Privacy Center) The computer will not go past this page. <ctrl><alt><esc>, <alt><F4>, <ctrl><Alt><delete> all have been rendered inoperational. I have read other articles here and in other places with instructions as to how to remove it - all suggest Safe Mode. Well, here's where this virus gets nasty! When going into Safe Mode, the system reboots after mup is loaded therefore Safe Mode is Not an option. Tried a bootable F-Secure CD - it found a number of harmful files and renamed them but the machine still does the same nonsense .

Any suggestions aside from System Restore? (and I'm not sure that will fix the problem either!)

Answer:Worst Virus Ever?

On boot, computer goes through Windows startup and asks for login/password .... starts to load, then screen goes black and a screen VERY similar to Privacy Center comes up ..... The computer will not go past this page. <ctrl><alt><esc>, <alt><F4>, <ctrl><Alt><delete> all have been rendered inoperational.Somehow you need to gain access to your system.Try the following ....Start the computer normally and immediately after logging in (as quick as you can) .... press Ctrl+Shift+EscDoes this bring up the Task Manager window?If not, perhaps try it again?If you are lucky enough to see the Task Manger window, try this .... then this ... let us know how it goes.Good luck.

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Question: worst printer

hi i have a problem of my two printer. i cant printer on those printer in my own pc but in other pc in a network i can.this two printer is install in this two pc's... in my other pc the default printer is the lx-300, then i want to print in my other printer named epson stylus 90 but i can't.what do you think is the problem of this printer?can you help me?

Answer:worst printer

Since other two network pc can print on it you should be able to. Is this a network printer? Did you connect to it on the network using your pc?User Settings to add new printers, you should locate it on the network and connect to it. If you want to print with epson then you should select the that printer to print from.

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It all started when I looked for a program that would act as an alarm clock to wake me up this morning. Now I have a serious virus and my totally paid 2 years licensed NOD32 is totally unusable.

I have few programs like HiJack this, Combofix and SD fix handy but I need your help to start with correct steps to get this out of my PC, I was able to check some of the steps but now it's gotten very slow and I need to get into attacking position towards the virus.

It's XP service pack 2, and I was able to identify hldrrr.exe working in the background in NetLimiter program before the virus also made that program unusable.

I can't get hijack this work on the infected computer it says it's not a valid win32 application (which I suppose the work of the virus again)

what should I do guys? I really need information cleaned from HD because of some documents that I need for personal reasons, hope I can get a help on this one, thanks for your time.

Answer:The worst of all: hldrrr.exe -don't know what to do

i was able to do a hijack log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:32, on 2008-06-30
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePresentation\ePresentation.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Program Files\NetLimiter\NetLimiter.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServe... Read more

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Hi All,

First off, I'm not a computer rookie by an means. I've talked to several friends who are baffled by my problem as well...

I recently upgraded my system from an AMD X2 4600+ to a AMD Phenom II 940, which required a new MoBo and RAM. After backing up my computer to an separate internal drive, I formatted my main drive and reinstalled Windows XP Pro (with SP2). I began putting all my programs, drivers, and data back on the computer when I started to experience virus problems...AVG would pop-up saying it detected a problem blah blah blah. I tried Spybot, MalwareBytes, and AVG but the problem persisted. Eventually, it got so bad the computer wouldn't boot properly...after loading the Windows XP splash screen the system would shutdown and restart all over again. I tried running all the cleaning programs in SafeMode; they cleaned some things but the problem still persisted.

Since the first incident (3 days ago) I have reinstalled Windows about 8X's! I've tried formatting the main drive (quick and full), I've tried repairing the Windows installation (recovery console and automated)...nothing seems to work. A new install seems to get the computer cleaned, but it only lasts a little while.

I assumed the virus is residing on one of my two storage drives, so I disconnected them before reinstalling Windows. I then downloaded AVG, Spybot, Adaware, MalwareBytes, ComboFix, and SuperAntiVirus and ran each. I then attached the drives and ran the programs... Read more

Answer:Worst Virus Ever...For me

Hello, with this scenario I feel the next best move is to run HJT.Please follow this guide. go and do steps 6 and 7 ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Hijackthis. Then go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.Let me know if you were successful in posting.

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Ok. For the background info. The first indication that I had that something might be amiss with our family computer, was approximately a week ago. When I attempted to shut down, it instead, restarted. Thinking that I had clicked the wrong button, I shut down again, and it again restarted. Instantly, red flags went up. I proceeded to run a battery of spyware removal scans, of which several problems were found, and fixed. Still no shut down. I was beginning to think that maybe my problem wasn't related to any malware. Then, I was using google to search out possible answers, and clicked a link to tom's hardware, a known site, to which I was redirected to a site offering to sell me spyware removal tools! Go figure! Guilty conscience perhaps? It took 3 clicks to get to tom's hardware. I have ran more scans, from every solid program at my disposal and no more problems found. I've investigated my config file, and add/remove programs list, long shot I know, to which there is nothing out of the ordinary. The latest? Today I started having the "dcom error" "Dcom service has terminated unexpectedly and windows needs to be shut down." As I type this, I've already had to run "shutdown -a". At any rate, I know that all of this has to be related, it's just beyond my scope of imagination to locate this bugger. I've included a copy of my hijack this log for your perusal. ANY help at all, is greatly appreciated! Thank you in adva... Read more

Answer:Worst hijack thus far. . . .

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Hello all,

Tonight when I was away we had either a power surge or a power dip, which are fairly common where I live. My PC is almost always on, and I have never had any problems before despite these occurrences. I am connected to a surge protector, but unfortunately not to a UPS (maybe this would have saved me?).

Presently my PC is in some loop where when I power it up it goes to the apology screen ("windows did not start successfully, etc.").

Options are:

1. Safe mode
2. Safe mode w/ networking
3. Safe w/ command prompt
4. Last known working config
5. Start normally

I have tried each of these, and they all lead back to Windows trying to reboot, then failing, and very, very quickly flashing to a blue error screen for a fraction of a second, then back to apology screen. I don't have time to begin to read the error message, but my undereducated guess is that either the power supply is fried or (more likely) the hard drive with Windows XP is fried or corrupted (please, no please!)

It is a Dell Dimension 4600
Pentium 4 2.6
1.5 GB RAM
Windows XP Home Edition SP2
2 Internal hard drives, 2 external hard drives

I have floppy drive but no access to floppy disks to make boot disk. I have Dell reinstall CDs, but would like to first check whether I can recover anything from the hard drive if it has failed. I do have working LAN network, and laptop.

Any ideas or suggestions so I can find out the extent of the damage and what the ne... Read more

Answer:Expecting the worst...

Using your reinstall cd you could try this:
Repairing Windows XP in Eight Commands

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I can't even boot in normal mode.
I will be doing everything in Safe mode

I just turned off restore
and running a Panda scan
Next i will take care of but what file to i fix?
What are the next tools i should run?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:52:48 PM, on 10/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\CD\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Read more

Answer:Solved: This might be the worst i have seen

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I'm an old time D&D player. (From back when the original three book box set came out in the late '70s.) I've played a number of D&D style RPGs over the years that I've had a 'puter, and am interested in what games others play/have played. What RPGs do you play, and which wouldn't you touch with a ten foot cyber-pole?

Eric M

Answer:Best/Worst RPG you've played?

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First of all this virus will not let me download the GMER files,just like everything I try to download like any malware remover it crashes IE saying it incurred a problem and must close. Also it will not let make a zip file to send the attach text. So all I got is the dds.
Here`s what I`ve tried so far:

Like I said it won`t let me download any malware software files. It has also blocked my Mcaffe and windows defender. Microsoft update page times out and won`t load. It also disabled system restore. Even booting in safe mode I can`t access anything.
I bought an exturnal hard drive to save some files before I reinstall windows but my computer dosen`t recognise the drive. but the drive is recognised when I install it on my laptop. Next I bought a flash drive and downloaded Malwarebytes on my laptop. Now I can install it on my computer but it won`t execute.
Finally I said hell with I`m just going to bite the bullet and reinstall XP. When it started loading the files from my restore disk it stopped half way through and said it was missing a file. I could skip the file but I thought better of it because I might make things worse. I tried the disc on another drive with the same results. Someone told me the disc could be scratched, but I haven`t had a chance to try it on another computer since my laptop does not have a dvd drive. Do you think the virus could be making it stop the install of XP. Seems this thing has all the bases covered. Any help would be much appreciated. Th... Read more

Answer:This is the worst virus-need help


My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so.

Let's see if this works - if you can't download directly to the infected machine, use another machine and transfer the file using a usb stick or similar.

Please download ComboFix from here - - >

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

Referring to the images below

When saving the file, you must rename the file as Combo-Fix.exe

1. Close any open browsers and physically disconnec... Read more

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Question: Worst service yet

I purchased a laptop and when it was delivered 3 days ago the keyboard did not work. After being on the phone 57 minutes (I timed it) and transferred to 7 yes 7 different people I was told ok you can return it. I had used my dell card to purchase it and needed another one right away. I was then told that the return will not be on my card for 30 days after they get their junk back. So I am stuck paying interest on the card for something I sent back AND for the new one I had to purchase. I tried to find a different place to post this but could not and the phone service was so horrible I could not get through to anyone else to complain. I have purchased 8 dells in the past and this will be the last. The only reason I purchased again was because it had 3 day free shipping and I need it for work.

Answer:Worst service yet

You really can't blame Dell there . I understand it can be frustrating but thing do happen ( broken ) at times when you use delivers . At least they're giving you a replacement . And the credit card charge is normal with returns, all companies do that. Nobody is going to give you back your credit before the 30 days period

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Question: worst virus ever

Its called the Windows XP service pack 2. And its compliments of microsoft.
I downloaded it here:

I don't know what the problem is. I downloaded it, rebooted, and I ended up with a computer that only operated in 4bit color. I had other viruses/trojans to contend with so I said screw it and reinstalled windows XP.

After I reinstalled, I downloaded the service pack. Once again it sent my comp back to the stone age. I just removed it and my comp works fine again. Does this service pack have any other benefits - aside from completely destroying your computer?

Answer:worst virus ever

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Bought a pc for ?600 , here is my story . Hi , I've been with a technician, cause I got no display on my screen , he said I needed a new cpu , bought one for ?100 that was Compatible with my motherboard , then I ring him today to ask if every thing is ok and ready , he says I need a new motherboard , I just don't understand , when I got the pc I didn't like the case so I went on eBay bought a new case bought anti static wrist straps bought anti static packaging took everything out making sure everything was ok , but I got no display , and now I'm after putting ?300 extra in the pc so I could have bought a ?900 beast pc but , I'm so angry , what should I do ? Should I go in , sell the stuff for money to build a new pc ? Or should I try and get money to get a new motherboard ?

Answer:The worst day of my life ....

That's entirely up to you. There is no right or wrong answer. It boils down to your budget and whether or not you want to keep what you've already paid for. The best you could hope for would be to break even and simply start over. More likely, if you sell, you will lose money.

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i have literally never had a worse experience had purchasing, understanding and utilizing technology and I am an IT Pro. Your website is horrible. It does not recognize my order despite being associated with email. the site sucks the product though it is a "tablet" convertable does not support pens. this company should no longer exist.

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Question: Worst Virus Ever

I got a virus from a .exe file. I use windows 1o and only have Windows Defender. The virus has made the Defender buttons grey, cant turn on and cant use offline version. I have used cmd to try to find and fix problem, but it said it couldn't fix it. I try to get anti virus, but and url that has a download or relates to viruses it detects and doesn't let me to the sight. It also plays ads in the background. I've tried to use Local Group Policy Editor, but since I dont have pro I am unable to see Windows defender as a tab. Please HELP ME!

Answer:Worst Virus Ever

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