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Question: Avast Behavior

Running Vista Home Premium, and a longtime Avast user. The other day I updated to the latest version of Avast, installation went fine, no issues, but here's what I'm seeing, and pardon my lack of computer lingo if my explanation isn't perfect. Whenever I go to my home page, down the bottom of my screen there's a scrolling of sorts, and it says Avast On Access Scanner Message. While the page loads this "scrolling" increases until the page finishes. It appears that it's checking the content of the page because it does disappear. If I go to a website it does the same thing. Click on any part of a webpage? Same thing. I have never encountered this with previous Avast versions, so I don't know if this is a new feature?

I'm sure it's a safety thing but it's pretty annoying. I've gone into the program and tried to find why it's doing this and the best that I can come up with it this;

Click on the blue Avast Icon in system tray.

In the list of web shield installed providers I disable, or terminate, the web shield option. This seems to stop the onscreen scrolling. Is this safe to do? I'm not 100% sure if it's best to do, but it solves my problem. Any thoughts/opinions by those more knowledgeable than me are welcome.
Thanks.

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Answer: Avast Behavior

Hi Junior2007

I don't think it's safe to terminate that web shield. Start it back up, then click on the customize button > advanced button and uncheck the two entries in that window. That should fix your problem.

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Hello,

My son got into some bad stuff which led me to this forum a few months back. After some research I went with Avast Anti Virus (free version), Malware Bytes (paid version), and Comodo Firewall (free version). I have had a lot of slow behavior when surfing and doing email. The cursor is unstable and I cannot type things without a long wait. I turned of the Avast Behavior Shield and everything is a lot better. What have I lost turing off this feature? There are still several other Avast Shields running along with the Malware Bytes and Comodo.

Any suggestions? Should I try a different AV program?

Thanks,

Dave

Answer:Avast 5 Behavior Shield Slows Down XP?

hello daveplaysbass,The behaviour shield is a bit of a mystery! There's quite a few questions about it on the Avast forums and no real answers. I think the guys on there have been waiting for months for a 'promised' explanation from an Avast official. Found out a few things tho. This is a quote from an interview with a Avast official ...."The Behavior Shield that we shipped in version 5.0 is a new component that is going to be further developed moving forward. For example, in version 5.1, we will be adding more sensors that will allow for even finer-grain filtering.For now, the Behavior Shield is focused on exploits coming via typical mechanisms (browser, PDF reader, and flash vulnerabilities, for example). It also closely monitors all kernel-mode code (drivers) loaded into the operating system, and is able to detect zero-day rootkits."So whilst it's new and not operating at it's fullest potential, it still is an important part of Avast!It's not supposed to use hardly any system resources, but a few people have had problems with it conflicting with other software. One person had the problem of it conflicting with the 'Payed' version of Malwarebytes. And thats interesting because my set up is the same as yours, Avast(free), Comodo firewall(free) but i have the Free version of Malwarebytes, and i have no problems with conflicts.Its worth checking to see if there's any information in the Behaviour Shield report( at the bottom of the Behaviour shield page) in th... Read more

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I recently went from Avast 4.8 to Avast 5 and am pleased with the new version. I note that it has a Behavior Shield and can't recall if the earlier version also had. What I would like to know is this: does the Behavior Shield make Threatfire, which I also use, redundant?

Unfortunately, although I tried to glean an answer from Avast's Help Center, I do not know enough about computers to know what the description there of the Behavior Shield amounts to: it 'monitors all activity on your computer and detects and blocks any unusual activity that might indicate the presence of malware. It does this by continuously monitoring your computer's entry points using special sensors to identify anything suspicious.'

I have XP, SP 3.

Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Avast 5's Behavior Shield and Threatfire

Behavior shield - monitors all activity on your computer and detects and bloxks any unusual activity that might indicate the presence of malware. It does this by continuously monitoring your computer's entry points using special sensors to identify anything suspicious.avast! 5.0 Quick User GuideThreatFire monitors your machines activity and uses an intelligent behavioral engine to alert you about malicious behavior rather than rely on signatures. - How ThreatFire WorksAs such there will be some redundancy using both but their technology is different and therefore, what is detected may vary.

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I did Custom Install with File/Web Shield Only.
Next day, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Avast Online Shield.
A day after, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Safe Price.

And I read in Avast forum, Safe Zone Browser, etc gets auto-installed.

Whats the purpose of Custom Install if post install Avast any way is going to install the not installed stuffs?

Avast Behavior is like Malware...Once a reputed AV behaves like Fake AV...It has become Worst AV with sneaky, intrusive, etc... behavior.

Uninstalled the Fake AV Avast by Avast Software a.s
 

Answer:Avast Malware Like Behavior...Worst AV

Yash Khan said:





I did Custom Install with File/Web Shield Only.
Next day, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Avast Online Shield.
A day after, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Safe Price.

And I read in Avast forum, Safe Zone Browser, etc gets auto-installed.

Whats the purpose of Custom Install if post install Avast any way is going to install the not installed stuffs?

Avast Behavior is like Malware...Once a reputed AV behaves like Fake AV...It has become Worst AV with sneaky, intrusive, etc... behavior.Click to expand...

It auto updated the install, with out any input ?
If it did that is a serious concern seeing malware could utilize that avenue to trigger malicious installs. wow
 

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I did Custom Install with File/Web Shield Only.
Next day, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Avast Online Shield.
A day after, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Safe Price.

And I read in Avast forum, Safe Zone Browser, etc gets auto-installed.

Whats the purpose of Custom Install if post install Avast any way is going to install the not installed stuffs?

Avast Behavior is like Malware...Once a reputed AV behaves like Fake AV...It has become Worst AV with sneaky, intrusive, etc... behavior.

Uninstalled the Fake AV Avast by Avast Software a.s
 

Answer:Avast Malware Like Behavior...Worst Antivirus

Yash Khan said:


I did Custom Install with File/Web Shield Only.
Next day, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Avast Online Shield.
A day after, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Safe Price.

And I read in Avast forum, Safe Zone Browser, etc gets auto-installed.

Whats the purpose of Custom Install if post install Avast any way is going to install the not installed stuffs?

Avast Behavior is like Malware...Once a reputed AV behaves like Fake AV...It has become Worst AV with sneaky, intrusive, etc... behavior.Click to expand...

It auto updated the install, with out any input ?
If it did that is a serious concern seeing malware could utilize that avenue to trigger malicious installs. wow
 

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Can anyone suggest the most appropriate settings for COMODO HIPS so that it would work with Avast behavior shield in tandem?
 

Answer:Avast Behavior Shield with COMODO HIPS. Which settings should I use?

U can use safe mode in comodo hips. It should work realy nice with the behavour shield from avast. Well, i would turn off hips totaly if u use comodo firewall and avast. there is no need for hips.
 

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So basically I only installed the behavior shield from the avast installation wizard. I was thinking having Kaspersky as my main AV along with avast's behavior blocker is a good set up. However, admittingly I am a novice, and I don't know if these two will clash. So far, everything seems to be going smoothly, but the WD notification icon is displaying that X and is saying I shouldn't have more than one AV installed. Thanks.
 

Answer:Using Kaspersky free with only Avast Behavior Shield installed.

I personally think it should work ok running these 2 programs if Avast is only enabled for behavior blocking.
 

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I am having a problem in my sister's laptop. She does have antivirus installed (AVG Internet Security). However, its license expired, so I downgraded it to free version. After, downgrading it, I installed Avast! as it's antivirus and decided to uninstall AVG. Then, a few minutes ago after rebooting the laptop, a window opened saying that Trojan is infecting my computer, I heal it.. Then, another pops out. Heal and heal and heal..

After doing it, I rebooted the laptop thinking that it will refresh the system. Unfortunately, after rebooting, I cannot connect to Internet now. :cry :cry :cry Help me please? I already performed the Malware removing however, it did not help the laptop. I attached the files you asked me.. Please, help please? Thank you!
 

Answer:Avast error code 10050/No internet connection/Cannot start web shield in Avast

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please attach the below log from Malwarebytes as requested:
Code:

"C:\Users\MSI\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\"
Oct 23 2012 11802 "mbam-log-2012-10-23 (21-32-26).txt"

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista or Win 7, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com/?l=dis&o=101702
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&home=true
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Search_URL = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R1... Read more

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Answer:Avast have new tools: Webcam Shield feature & Avast Driver Updater.

Windows has webcam shield built-in. It works great!
 

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Confuse between Avast Free and Avast Internet Security .. In terms of memory usage. Which will use less CPU and RAM?
Can you help me?
 

Answer:Avast Free and Avast Internet Security ( in terms of memory usage )

I know that the free version is light weight but Internet Security may be higher considering that it uses a firewall and various other stuff. But to be honest I have no idea. I would recommend trying to trial version of Internet Security and see how it does and then try out the free version.
 

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i was scanning for viruses with Avast! and it popped up and said that some DLL files were viruses. i scanned them again and it said that they were clean. i tried to restore them, but they were System32 files and when i tried to restore them, it said i didnt have permission. I tried to open Avast! right now so i could check what the files were called but it wouldnt open! Whats happening?
 

Answer:Avast!: System32 files stuck in the Virus Chest! Now Avast! won't open.

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avast free with online armor or upgrade avast? is it worth upgrading avast cos i dnt feel people should have to pay others jsut to protect there computer
 

Answer:Avast Free with Online Armor or Upgrade Avast Internet Security?

i suggest 360TS+OutPost firewall.
 

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I had Avast Internet Security for about 3 years. Recently, I had a computer problem and took my computer to Best Buy's Geek Squad. They installed Webroot, and uninstalled Avast. I am glad they did. Avast had automatically renewed my subscription last year and the year before, and altlhough I e-mailed them several times, I couldn't reach them to tell them that I did not want the installation. I don't want Avast anymore, but am afraid that, in the fall of this year when my present subscription expires (although the program is no longer on my computer), they will reinstall avast and automatically charge my credit card again. I need to be able to talk to someone who will assure me that this will not happen. Does anyone know how I can accomplish this and be done with Avast?

Many, many thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Solved: Must contact Avast antivirus people, make sure they don't reinstall Avast.

Hi! I would call my credit card company and tell them to stop the payment to Avast. If you have uninstalled Avast, they can't install it. You would have to install it.
 

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I got a pop up that said my virus protection found a bad toolbar and wanted to remove it.  After that my computer kept rebooting.  Finally I was able to debug the boot up and was able to finally use my computer.  My firefox was disabled, so was Maleware Bytes, Avast, and other programs.  I was able to reinstall Maleware Bytes which found one virus (pup.optional.sweetIM.a).  I wasn't able to reinstall Avast! so I installed AVG which didn't find any viruses.  My kids have been using my computer lately and I've had to remove other viruses they accidentally installed.  At this point, I'm pretty sure I still have a problem. 
 
Thank you in advance for your help!
 
DDS Log
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.60.2
Run by Heather at 21:46:31 on 2014-06-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3055.809 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Users\Heather\AppData\Local\Ak... Read more

Answer:infection mimicing Avast! - but removed avast and other virus protections

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I got a pop up that said my virus protection found a bad toolbar and wanted to remove it.  After that my computer kept rebooting.  Finally I was able to debug the boot up and was able to finally use my computer.  My firefox was disabled, so was Maleware Bytes, Avast, and other programs.  I was able to reinstall Maleware Bytes which found one virus (pup.optional.sweetIM.a).  I wasn't able to reinstall Avast! so I installed AVG which didn't find any viruses.  My kids have been using my computer lately and I've had to remove other viruses they accidentally installed.  At this point, I'm pretty sure I still have a problem. 
 
Thank you in advance for your help!
 
DDS Log
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.60.2
Run by Heather at 21:46:31 on 2014-06-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3055.809 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
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Answer:infection mimicing Avast! - but removed avast and other virus protections

See here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/537174/infection-mimicing-avast-but-removed-avast-and-other-virus-protections/

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Yesterday I used the Avast uninstaller - avastclear or such name -  to uninstall Avast trial software.  I then installed BitDefender Total Security trial yesterday.
 
This morning in my BitDefender Event Log, I see this entry:
 
  The application C:\program files\common files\av\avast! antivirus\backup.exe attempted to connect to the Internet using TCP protocol on port 49etc.  Bitdefender Firewall has granted access for this application.
 
The next entry, about 24 minutes later was:
 
Firewall module status changed
Firewall has been enabled
 
I did nothing to disable the Firewall and have a question for BitDefender, but I am miffed that Avast is still slinking around on my computer after I uninstalled it.
 
Is that legal for them to do that?  How can I get ALL Avast off my computer?
 
Thanks for help in understanding this.

Answer:Uninstalled Avast but "avast! antivirus\backup.exe" accessed network

Backup.exe is distributed by emergency update to all avast versions...read the explanation by petr_matrix, Avast team in this avast topic. Did you use Windows Explorer to physically search for and confirm that backup.exe is still in that location?Yesterday I used the Avast uninstaller - avastclear or such name - to uninstall Avast trial software.Did you run avastclear in safe mode...per these instructions? If not, that may explain why it was not removed.BitDefender Total Security includes a Firewall. Anti-virus vendors which offer suites with a Firewall allow their programs to manage Windows Security Center & Firewall by default so it has complete control in order to prevent conflicts and duplicate warnings. This management action is normally taken during installation and many users are unaware of this fact. Windows 8/10 Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials are also typically disabled when installing third-party anti-virus software.

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Recently we took pleasure in hosting journalists at our Prague HQ. Among them were Wojciech Kowasz and Jakub Pawlak from dobreprogramy, Poland?s most popular download site. avast! Free Antivirus is Poland?s top downloaded software, with over 14,000,000 downloads!Click to expand...

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Good video , a good tour thru Avast 6 features.......Runtime 23:31
 

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Hello,
I am having a few problems with my system (currently using Windows 7 Home Premium). Here followes a not-so short description of my problem:
A few days ago, I encountered a somewhat strange problem. While browsing (using Firefox), the computer suddenly froze. I assumed it was caused by an unresponsive script in Firefox , which happen all the time owing to the large number of tabs I run simultaneously, which usually stop in a matter of seconds (sometimes minutes). I did, however, get impatient, and shut down the computer by pressing the on/off button. When I restarted, it updated the registry (nothing strange there, I presume it was the Windows updates that it was installing). However, when I logged on, the Avast! antivirus software I was using was disabled (which caused me to shut down the internet connection immediately so that further (possible) infection could be avoided), and when I tried to restart the Avast! service, it gave me the following message: "Unable to start the File System Shield! Shield unreachable." I tried scanning as well, which resulted in this message: "File System Shield provider not found." Messing around with avast! did, however, slow down the computer tremendously, and the CPU usage was subsequently stuck at a 100%, and I was hardly able to use the computer. Therefore, I shut it off again. When I started it this time, I could not log on: logging on simply resulted in a black screen. I found this highly distur... Read more

Answer:Possible infection, Avast! disabled and CPU stuck at 100% after trying to restart Avast!

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Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity CenterWindows UpdatePress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware,... Read more

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Hi

A friend gives me an Avast Premium license for 8 months. I am using a free combo with Comodo Firewall (Cruelsister settings) and Avast (Jack settings) and I have doubts about which option protects me better.

I dont know the quality of the Avast firewall, I also dont know the level of its sandbox and on the other hand, Comodo Firewall is not comfortable to maintain, since it blocks legitimate programs, browser extensions, and even Windows updates.

I know I can have Sandboxie installed on my computer to act on demand, but what I'm most interested in knowing is what configuration do you advise me regarding protection.

Thank you in advance
 

Answer:Avast Premier vs Comodo Firewall + Avast free

Avast is sux better totaly change it to other software... go use fully Comodo and instal free zemana and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for o/d scan. if you dont like comodo sandbox you can use free version of sandboxie at last.
 

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http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/how-avast-is-performing-these-days.371019/


 

Answer:Avast 2014 vs Avast 2015 shows improvement .

I myself Stick to Avast! 2014...To be honest, Avast 2015 is more buggy than 2014.. Sorry for my Comment
 

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AIS has SecureDNS.

A user in Avast forum mentioned "It is programmed so that it is used, and not your isp or other dns services".

I think during install this should be mentioned that SecureDNS enabled will use Avast DNS instead of ISP DNS or system DNS.

SecureDNS enabled gives randomly "check if the site name entered is correct".

SecureDNS disabled gives no probs.

And this is confirmed. I am checking for past few days.

Anyone with the prob?
And does SecureDNS has malware/phishing protection?
 

Answer:Avast SecureDNS in avast Internet Security?

SecureDNS is design to provide protection against hijacking webpage which translates the web address to IP to determine if its in blacklist + in my view the malware/phishing protection may already incorporate in Web shield so there's no problem if both turn on.
 

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I haven't used avast for a while so I thought of downloading it and trying.

The other day I was looking to avast 6 features and I came across this feature called as "SafeZone". I clicked it and it switched me to an avast OS. They only include a browser, no my computer or documents. I thought it will be nice to test malware links in it.

Is avast SafeZone good or should I continue with my VMware Win-7 OS to test malwares. I felt no slow down while using SafeZone.

Thanks.
 

Answer:avast! Internet Security 6 - avast! SafeZone

SafeZone isn't meant for testing malware links, nor is it an OS.

The avast! SafeZone is special web browser in avast! Pro Antivirus 6.x and avast! Internet Security 6.x, which allows you to browse the web in a private, secure environment, invisible to the rest of your system.Click to expand...

Sources / Read More

Remember to buy Avast, if you want to continue using Avast! Pro, or Internet Security. Or check to see if there are any license giveaways.
 

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I m using Norton 2010 but thinking to take Extra security.
So should i use Avast with it or MSE ????
Which one will be lighter & better ???????

Answer:Can I use Avast with Norton 2010?Is Avast is light AV?

your best bet will be leaving norton alone...

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Cant load windows because of a error booting.  not sure what happened but system rebooted and when I got back home the system was not loading anymore.  any help would be great.  

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In addition to a bunch of other security software, I've got the free version of avast! Antivirus. I ran a full scan with it late last night. It found nothing. I have also within the past two days run the free versions of Antimalwarebytes' Antimalware, SuperAntiSpyware and Glary Utilities (which includes a Spyware Remover), none of which found anything.

I just rebooted my computer and went online. When I logged into my web-based email website, I got the following error message:

"Suspicious files have been detected (using a heuristic method). This may be a sign of malware infection. Please allow the files to be submitted to our virus lab for analysis.

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Tem...\CADM8RGP.HTM"

Positioning the mouse cursor over this path \ filename revealed the full path to be
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\2DY059NS.

This message is in a dialog box which is labeled as, and whose graphics appear consistent with, avast! Antivirus. The dialog box includes two drop-down menus, "Action to take" and "Advanced".

I've never seen or heard of any such behavior by avast! Antivirus, and I've never heard of any free virus analysis lab run by avast!.

I have Windows Explorer configured to display all hidden files and folders, as well as to display all system folders, but I can't even see the Content.IE5 folder, nor can I find the file CADM8RG... Read more

Answer:Is this really avast!, or is this malware masquerading as avast!?

Should I just go through the whole process given in the Malware Removal Guide again?Click to expand...

Yes.
 

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Avast! Repots:::

In 25 March 2013(Today):

avast! in numbers:

253,350,736registered users of avast! (253+ million)

184,014,577active devices protected by avast! (184+ million)

[1st Highest Popular Antivirus & 2nd Most Active User Antivirus Company]

504,441infected websites discovered with help of avast! CommunityIQ in last 30 days

100,333,575users prevented from visiting infected sites in the last 30 days...

IN INDIA: there are 840466 Active user Of AVAST! (8+ lakh)
Where as the highest User in New Delhi: 352535 Users (3.5+ lakh)

NOTE: Reports from Avast Website...!
 

Answer:Avast Reports from avast.com

RE: Avast Repot.!

Definitely avast! is really a widespread product since its just a first free AV to have lots of components that are compatible in just free version already.

Continuously innovating from its modern techniques in dealing security.
 

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Have just installed Avast Anti-Virus Free Version.Have had Norton since 2003 but recently, they have tried to get me to update to their 2006 version, and finally stopped Download Updates even though my subscription was valid until 21st September!!!! I believe other users when they say, Norton are " Con-Men "Anyway, my question is, can I rely on this " Free " version of Avast for protection, or should I upgrade to the Pro. version?

Answer:Avast Free or Avast Pro @ £22.00 ?

depends if you have money to throw away :-))the free version is very good..

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone here know how avast! NG works - I'm currently using avast! premier 2015?

Tony
 

Answer:avast! NG - What is it? (Avast 2015)

Tony Cole said:





Hi everyone,

Does anyone here know how avast! NG works - I'm currently using avast! premier 2015?

Tony Click to expand...

It takes a snapshot of your drive thereby enhancing "Deepscreen"

Some information about new avast! NG component: our classic sandbox technology (used for DeepScreen, Sandbox and SafeZone components) restricts a sandboxed application to modify your system. As Windows OS is quite rich for various APIs and frameworks, we need to monitor more and more OS functions invoked from the unknown applications. This works perfect for Sandbox/SafeZone, but it's not enough for DeepScreen analysis. When a malware is analyzed in DeepScreen, we'd like to allow it to behave freely without any restrictions and monitor only its activities. Unfortunately, we might end up very soon if it tries e.g. to load a kernel-mode driver (you can't monitor kernel-mode, and if it gets there, it can control your entire OS, hide itself, connect to internet, ...), or use some undocumented system calls on 64-bit OSes (we use own hypervisor driver to fully protect 64-bit OSes, but this doesn't work on older PCs or with disabled VT-X/AMD-V feature in BIOS).

Avast! NG helps us to analyze malware real-time totally without any restrictions - it can load a kernel driver, it can delete any Windows files, format your volume, everything it wishes. The malware is executed on your OS using VirtualBox engine and the en... Read more

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Question: Odd behavior.

My system is not a gaming system at all, but I ran games like Call of Duty 4, 5, MW2, BioShock, Fallout 3, Gears of War and Oblivion with good looking settings and good performance, problem is, since a error I received in Assassin's Creed II, I can't play any game at all, I've already tried downgrading the driver, formatting the PC, but none of that seemed to work.

I get no error message, the games run smoothly for 10 minutes or so, and then some weird stretched textures appear, it keeps up a little farther and then everything freezes and I have to reset the PC. In some of these freezes some green and pink dots appear all over the screen, pardon me if I'm posting in the wrong forum but I think it's a graphic card issue.

By the way, I have

GeForce 8400GS, 2GB of RAM, AMD Athlon X2, 500W power supply

and I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600 x86

Answer:Odd behavior.

Indeed you certainly don't have a gaming rig. I think it is simply a matter of not having the proper hardware to run those games. After ten minutes or so, your computer starts to run hot, and your parts are truly pushed beyond their limits, resulting in the crash. But by all means wait for a second opinion.

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Question: Odd Behavior?

Hello,I recentley restored my computer back to the factory state with the backup cd's i made when i first set up the computer. It seems to me that there still might be some funny things goin on? for instance i just got done getting all my upedates from microsoft, but everytime i try t odownload the .NETframework 1.1 service pack1 i get an error, and upon checking my update history with microsoft the window will remain open for 10 to 15 secs and then automaticly closes.... to me this seems funny. following is my hijakthis log, if anyone can give me an idea what might be going on that would be greatly aprciatedthanks in advanceA newby to the computer gameHeres My logLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:09:41 PM, on 3/7/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running 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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\... Read more

Answer:Odd Behavior?

Hi,There's nothing suspicious in your log.Concerning NETframework 1.1 service pack1. Take a look here:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824643/Extra advice... I see you have Adwatch running in the background. Keep in mind that it may interfere with updates since it watches the registry and blocks changes to the registry. So if you know how to use Adwatch properly, make sure it doesn't block the updates. If you don't really know how to use Adwatch, disable it dusing updates.Also make sure that your Norton Internet Security is not interfering either.Note... Your version of Java is outdated and needs to be updated to take advantage of fixes that have eliminated security vulnerabilities.Updating Java:Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.0.Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6".Click the "Download" button to the right.Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".The page will refresh.Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language and save to your desktop.Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
- Examples of older versions in Add or Remove Programs:Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6Click the R... Read more

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Question: Odd IE7 behavior

I'm brand new to the forum and looking for help...

Within the past month I bought a new HP dv9000 laptop with Vista Home Premium pre-installed. After playing with the bundled accessories and investigating the new O/S features I installed my favorite software. Somewhere along the line some of the multimedia features got clobbered. The first clue was that MPEG files would not play in the Media Player or Media Center. I somehow managed to get that resolved only to find that the "QuickPlay" did not work (HD-DVD player). While trying to download and reinstall software for that, I discover that Internet Explorer is behaving oddly.

Even on run-of-the-mill web pages, some/many graphics dont appear at all, or are represented by the all-to-familiar square and red 'X' icon. Right clicking the "red x" and looking at the properties tells me it is sometimes a GIF image, somtimes a PNG image. I'm guessing that the image is supposed to be part of a web page control of some sort, because many menus across the tops of pages have the "red x" icons or just text, but don't do anything when clicked.

More concerning is that buttons don't appear when they should. For example, trying to download Java 6 and or Flash player, the download web pages have some of the "red x" icons and such, but no buttons to perform the actual downloads. Its like Internet Explorer has lost its ability to display and/or run controls or something.

Wor... Read more

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I was recently employed at a school district's IT department, and one teacher sent a help request on a computer that "crashed with the error "OUT_OF_MEMORY"."
I thought this was strange. Especially since the PC in question was an Alienware! (the district was so rich they had to donate money or they would reach the limit on their 3 accounts!)
So I turned it on, and opened Task Manager. 
300 instances of Explorer.exe and growing fast!
I used taskkill to kill all of them and restarted the first Explorer (that way the desktop and stuff work) and everything works OK. No more multiple Explorer processes!
I wrote a script to end them all and restart it and made it run after ~5 seconds once everything was loaded.
It worked, but it infects routers. It infects endpoints afterward, using HTTP packets and redirecting to the router, where the code is injected into the cache and set up.
Has anyone encountered this before?

Answer:Has anyone seen this behavior?

No, but that sounds incredibly strange. Must be a prank pulled by a student.

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Question: Odd Behavior

my computer has frozen a few times. kaspersky and malwarebytes found nothing.

when i boot up, sometimes those 4 colored balls that turn into the windows 7 panels don't complete the process and skip ahead to the final logo. is that completely irrelevant? i suspect it is, but thought should ask.

thanks.

Answer:Odd Behavior

For boot problems you could try Startup Repair. I'd suggest running it 3 times rebooting in between each scan even if the scans are coming back with no issues found. You could also look through the troubleshooting guide prepared by one of our Forum experts.

Startup Repair

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

As to the computer freezing, it would help to know what you were doing at the time (watching a video, downloading a file, surfing the net, etc.) You could try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two) to rule out damaged or corrupt system files. If problems are found run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan. You could also look through the general troubleshooting guidelines prepared by the same expert Forum member.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Please post back if any of this helped or not.

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Question: cpu behavior

I have a quad core cpu. The performance monitor shows 3 cpus with close to zero usage and the 4th at close to 100% usage.
Is this a hardware or configuration problem?

Answer:cpu behavior

What is the make and model # of your computer or if a custom build the motherboard and processor? Have you gone into the Bios to make sure all CPU's are enabled? Are you only running one process? Run Process Explorer to see what is taking up the CPU.

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Question: Odd GPU Behavior

This computer has a PX865PE/P motherboard and I'm having some problems with the AGP port on the motherboard. Assume that I'm using analog for all of this besides where I said I'm not. The computer originally had a Gigabyte Radeon 9200. When I boot without changing anything, I wouldn't get a signal on the monitor and I heard no beeping. If it switched over to digital, I'd get the same results. The card is definitely getting power - the fan is spinning. When I put another graphics card in, it didn't work at first, with one mid-length beep at boot, but after taking it out and putting it back in it worked. Everything loaded up fine, but at the Windows logon screen it just did the same thing as the other card. I rebooted and it wouldn't work, with the mid-length beep again. Then I took the card out and put it back in and I got some fuzzy colors on the screen. I don't remember exactly, but they were changing color and I think they were going horizontal across the monitor (looking similar to 2D mountains). My monitor was also switching from analog to digital, like it usually does, trying to find a signal, even though I could see a picture on analog. I'm not sure whether there was a beep or not, but I don't think so. I restarted a few times, and the same lines appeared. I took the card out and put it back in and I got a mid-length beep again. I took it out and put the Radeon back in and got the same results as before.

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Question: odd behavior

im posting my hijack this log for review. i dont think there is anything suspicious, but i just wanted to double check. ive gotten some odd entries in event viewer that web searches turn up nothing on. maybe someone in here might shed some light on those as well.

thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:51:40 AM, on 2/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\PurgeIE\PurgeIE_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 52\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Razer\Diamondback\razerhid.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiSpam\CAS32.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Diamondback\razertra.exe
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Question: Odd behavior?

OK, I have a laptop (details below) its great, but while I'm moving the cursor around it will automatically click seemingly at random. So if I hover over a link or even nothing, it will click it. Also, I was on Yahoo mess. and the volume started adjusting its self at random. I made sure I wasn't touching the computer at all and the volume control popped up on its own and started lowering. Anyhoo, the details are below and thank you.

HP Pavillion entertainment PC
AMD Turion64x2
1.61 GHz 1.46 RAM
wireless connection
WinXP media center edition
version 2002
service pack 2
 

Answer:Odd behavior?

most the time when something like this happens it because you are hitting either the little curser stick in the middle of the laptops keybaord(assuming its there.. will be just a little eraser sized rubber piece betwen the g h and b keys.. or if your thumbs are hitting the track pad.. try to disable the track pad and see if it still happens.. if so make sure your not hitting that little curser stick.. cuz it works just like the track pad.. you move it around to move the mouse and you can tap it to click...

if your ABSOLUTELY sure that its neither of these then repost and maybe someone can figure something out..

but plz be absolutely sure.. some of the newer laptops you can even not be touching the trackpad at all and it still pick up onthe movement.. i have a new hp hdx series laptop that even if i move my finger slightly over the trackpad but not touching it at all i can still move the mouse and even click things.. without touching it.. maybe it registers heat signal.. i dont know but i do know it still picks up...

hope something works out quickly
 

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Question: odd behavior

had some pretty serious mouse lag (once)
spoolsv keeps coming up but i have no printer (nor has one ever been on this comp)
macafee keeps disabling and re-enabling

sometimes i will hear a lot of HD activity or the network traffic will be showing full even though nothing is going on...

the requisite logs have been attached...

honestly I don't know if anything is wrong but little harm in checking

Answer:odd behavior

Hello,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.My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Then please post back here with the following: log.txt info.txtThanks

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Question: Odd IE 6 behavior

I wonder if you guys can help me.

Recently I have been experiencing some strange behavior with IE6.

When re-visiting sites IE is repeatedly downloading icons etc which should be in my cache. I've deleted my history, I've deleted all files, I've defragged my primary (C) drive. I've run ad-ware SE pro, I virus scan my drives every night, I am running XP SP2, with Zonealarm Pro as my firewall.

Help !
 

Answer:Odd IE 6 behavior

1. Does it happen with a few websites or all?

Also try these options:
1. IE/TOOLS/Internet Options/GENERAL/SETTINGS/ Here slect an option for "Check for newer versions of stored pages". If it is set to everytime you visit, change it to something like automatically.

2. If this does not work, try IE/TOOLS/Internet Options/ADVANCED/ . Here scroll down to the end and you will find "Empty Temporary Internet Files...". UNCHECK this. If you still seem to have problems, repost.

R
 

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Question: Odd Behavior

Just upgraded to windows 7 from Vista. Since then, everytime I open itunes, windows media player or log on to the internet, a broadcast which sounds like a radio takes over my sound system (itunes will continue to play in the background). Stranger than that is when I log off the internet the radio continues to broadcast. When I reboot the broadcast temporarily goes away but will re-appear minutes later. I scanned my system with windows essentials and no virus or malware was found. I contacted my internet provider (Time Warner and Dell computers and neither could resolve the issue. Thanks in advance for your responses.

Answer:Odd Behavior

If you upgraded, do a clean install and reformat. The upgrade option will give you nothing but problems.

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Question: Odd PC behavior

Running XP home sp2. I picked up the "security center protection system" virus, I've gone over the removal procedure for this particular virus, but i still have problems. As the PC is booting, I now get a screen like CHKDSK is starting, but the message reads, "the type of file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives. Although this msg appears as the PC is booting, it still boots up to windows just fine, Once booted, I get an immediate error msg, "internet explorer has encountered an error..blah blah blah" IF I attempt to open IE, it opens for a moment and then closes. I attempted to install firefox as a work around, and I get a similar error msg when I attempt to open firefox (this happens from both reg and safe mode)

I ran TREND MICRO, and it found several items, but obviously did not fix the issue. I was unable to run malwarebyts, it simply wont run

Any help/ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you guys for such a great resource

J Pelle
 

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My PC is doing odd things, crashing when using internet, using up sys resources when I try to run spybot and adaware, so I wonder if something is interfering... here is the Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:17:39 PM, on 1/22/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
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Question: VPN Behavior

I have recently been put in charge of a network that spans a couple different locations and uses Cisco WRVS4400N VPN-enabled routers to securely connect the sites. We are having intermittent net connection issues and while trying to diagnose this, my superior and I are having a hard time concluding where and how traffic is being routed.

I am under the assumption that, when traffic is sent to the gateway matching one of the internal networks IP addresses, it is sent through the VPN. If it does not, then its sent out as regular web traffic. My boss believes all the traffic is being sent to a central site through the VPN and then if its not internal traffic it forwards out to the net from the central site.

As far as I've seen, there are no rules setup to specify traffic routing other than how to reach other internal networks. Does anybody know where I can find the VPN behavior on this router/tech or some software that will let me follow the traffic as it crosses the network?
 

Answer:VPN Behavior

Look for a 0.0.0.0/0 route. If it has the ISP gateway on the end it's going out locally and if it has the gateway IP of another remote gateway (private IP) then it's probably sending all traffic through the tunnel.
 

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Question: Odd PC Behavior

In addition to my previous post, I have a home PC which is working... marginally.

I'm running a Dell 8400 (something) with a 3.2GHz Processor, 1Gb RAM, and a nice sized HD. (win XP home edition) The graphics card is a AGP nVidia 6800, with digital out. The monitor is a 15" VGA LCD.

The problem is that a while back I started having difficulty booting the PC. It would turn on, make all the HD noises, spin the CDROMs, chunk the Floppy, but wouldn't display anything on the monitor. After much swearing, cussing, and waiting, the PC would boot fine, but wouldn't recognize the graphics card. It would boot in 640x480 resolution and in 16-bit color.

I fixed this by downloading the latest drivers and installing them. This seemed to work, for a while. But the problem kept happening. So my solution was to never turn the PC off, but set it into stand-by mode. I would also get warnings from the nVidia graphics drivers that the power was low and that the card would reduce it's graphics output. Then, it suddenly stopped turning back on, so I bought a $20 GeForce 4x00 cheapo-card and at least the video works.

And now my system battery is low.

In addition, I've bought a lynksys G and B wireless network card and sometimes that card isn't recognized by the PC (when coming back from stand-by), so I have to reboot to get the PC to recognize it.

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Answer:Odd PC Behavior

You answered yourself - caps failed and leaking.

Copy anything off there you can NOW just to be safe.

Your motherboard is toast and will fail your other components soon if not already.


 

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I updated Avast! and it wanted to reboot; but I noticed I had mou.exe running, and neither recognized that nor could I identify it. So before I rebooted I (a) killed mou.exe (b) deleted mou.exe and (c) deleted another non-recognized file in that directory that also had attributes HS (like mou did.) Upon reboot, everything is normal except that start\run\any.exe doesn't run... the "open with" dialog box appears. Same if I 'open' or 'explore' my hard drive - any executable that I double click or 'open' doesn't run... the "open with" dialog appears.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command now has value
"c:\Documents and Settings\Dane\Local Settings\Application Data\mou.exe" -a "%1" %*

which is certainly wrong, but I'm uncertain what it ought to be. Same for

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command

and a few other similar keys. Recommendations, anyone?

Answer:new odd behavior trying to run anything

Download this file to your desktop of the problem computer.
Change the extension of the file from from .TXT to .REG and Double click the file.
When the box pops up asking which program you want to use to open the file, click Browse, then navigate to your Windows directory and choose regedit.exe.
Select OK to merge the file in your registry.

That will repair the executable file associations, but it doesn't mean all the infections are removed. If you need help removing any additional viruses or Malware, follow these steps to create a post in the Security Center

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Im having a problem using a JS behavior with links within frames on a few of my webpages; I want to have my links and images change while having the text stay the same, but the problem is having 2 frames work in unison while only using one link.
Example: say I have one webpage made up of 3 frames; a main image frame that covers the left center portion of the page and 2 frames to the right stacked on top of each other; the top right frame is used for information pertaining to the image shown to the left; the bottom right frame is used for the navigation (nav buttons are: reverse, forward) to move through the images in the left center frame.
Ok, so now I want to update two frames at once, so when either the "Reverse Forward" links are clicked they work in unison with the image to the left (i.e. "Forward" brings up new image, "Reverse" shows previous image); I've tried attaching the JAVA behavior Go to URL to my first link, "Forward" in the nav frame. This works well. It produces a new link replacing the previous and shows a new image in the left frame. Great! But then on the new link, "Reverse Forward" I click Reverse to go back to the original link & image, the link changes back but the previous image wont revert/replace. Namely, I think, because this new link "Reverse Forward", is on its own page and has no frames to tell the Go to URL behavior where to go, so I can only tell the Reverse?... Read more

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My pfSense firewall running arpwatch detected one of our ancient Server 2003 boxes doing this:

May 1 10:11:54 kernel: arp: 10.1.1.12 moved from XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:0c to XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:08 on bge0
May 1 10:10:46 kernel: arp: 10.1.1.12 moved from XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:08 to XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:0c on bge0

Every ~1hr 30m or so.

Has anyone seen this before? This is a Broadcom card on a Dell server. Was possible thinking Dell OOB software or some other OOB transport could be doing this. If it is Dell based, where/what should I look for to disable/remove? Current A/V and Malwarebytes not detecting anything.

The server is slated to be upgraded shortly, my concern is that it might need to be trashed instead. This Box has no direct connectivity to the outside world, but is sitting next to a box that is.
 

Answer:Odd NIC card behavior

That's interesting, but it could be a whole host of things network wise. how is it connected? what the switch architecture?

Also check what and where the MAC addresses are.
 

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Question: weird behavior

I am frequently getting Buffer overflow alert message. I don't know whether system is infected by virus or not...
Mostly i am getting that error message when i surf in net.

The another issue is win32 service issue. once i get this message i am unable to continue my browsing. i have to shutdown my system and restart it. otherwise i can't do anything.

Any one have any idea!!!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:32:19 AM, on 5/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exe
D:\Software\Java\jre1.5.0_16\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
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Answer:weird behavior

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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Question: Strange behavior

When I visit a website, and I check my active connections on computer
(netstat)
it shows numerous TIME_WAIT connections to that site's IP address
Doesn't on all, but for a few.

Its gotten to the point that my computer(s) are registering so many connections to their server, they think I am ping hammering them or soemthing, and then denying my IP address.
A release/renew of my ISP's ip address ( using DSL so it changes everytime ) allows me to get back on to that site, but after about 1 - 3 mins, it auto blocks my IP address again.

Scanned comptuer(s) with numerous programs and nothing found

This is happening on a XP computer and a VISTA computer on my network
Does any one have any idea what could be causing this behavior ? or find a program that can tell me ( monitor )
 

Answer:Strange behavior

This is an example of what I am seeing when just going to my router

TCP 192.168.0.100:2698 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2699 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2700 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2701 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2702 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2703 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2704 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2705 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2706 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2708 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2709 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2710 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2711 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2712 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2714 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2715 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2716 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2717 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2721 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2722 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2723 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2724 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2725 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2726 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2727 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2728 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2729 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2730 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.0.100:2731 192.168.0.1:80 TIME_WAIT
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Hi there.... hoping someone can help. The problem is: my browser loads super slow.. I have checked all the info on that and nothing helps so far.. deleting cache.. only 1 add-on is active and that is Flash... so hmmmmmm? Sometimes it is SOOOO slow.. othertimes, not too bad. Sometimes the whole computer is brutally slow... The weird IE 7 behavior is this: I will have a browser window open.. or two... with a additional browser tabs open. Sometimes I have 3 or 4 total... other times maybe 10 or so... On occasion, my IE will just start to freeze and randomly, slowly, and non-stop open multiple tabs.. freezing my computer. Last night I had 1 window with 3 tabs.. and it did it.If I catch it quickly enough I can use task manager to end the iexplorer.exe process all together. If I do not... I have to cold reboot my computer as it is completely taken over by this constant process.... what the?In addition, the other day I had Kaspersky Security come up saying it was blocking:Trojan-Downloader.html.fraudload.b which was trying to open: http://keepherd.infoI went through with the block and then closed everything and did a full system scan. My virus definitions are up to date... But nothing came up as infected. As far as I can remember, I was on super clean/professional sites... News sites etc... no gaming or sketchy sites....I am wondering if the two are related (the browser behavior and the Trojan thing). I can't find the Trojan anywhere. I did a registry search for keepherd.... Read more

Answer:IE 7 Weird behavior

Does anyone have any ideas???

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Hi, i'm tying to figure out what happening with my friend's computer.

He sais he's having problem running game such as World of warcraft and Knights of the old republic II. But he is running perfectly ps one emulation and almost evrything else.

I did some Ram test with Memtest32, some quick test of the hard disk with maxtor diag tools. I just want to make sure its not the ram or the hard disk cause i'm suspecting the 3d adaptor. The i tryed Prime95 to make sure the cpu and ram temp were ok then i'm having a serious question I will post a screenshot so you understand what it is. Here we have a Mobo p4s800 with 2 gig (4x512mg ddr 400mhz) in dual channel mode... and when i run both prime 95 and Orthos my Task manager tells me i'm using 2,53 GB!?!?!?! WTF lol we have a ghosty ram in here . Well i'm wondering if you guyz have any clues about this. I'm also wondering if its possible to disable dual channel cause we're suspecting one ram of being defective even if memtest give no error messages but when we remove this ram we have a blk screen at boot up because the sister ram is missing...

I was forgetting...
It might be a good thing fo me to tell ya that when i'm using only prime 95 on torture test the amount of ram used is at 1,5GB when i have 2GB installed. i tryed to find out if that was normal and like i did'nt i tryed to run another stress software to see if the remaining ram would have been used. Thats when i saw thi... Read more

Answer:Weird Ram behavior ^ ^

I would only use Two RAM Sticks in Duel Channel Configuration (Total 1 Gig)

Then Boot up and keep swapping out the RAM untill you find the one that is Bad.

Here's a better Mem Test.

http://www.memtest.org/

And why would you want to diisable Duel Channel ????
 

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good morning

I spent the weekend upgrading my PC's from win 7 to win 10. the 1st one had some issues after the upgrade, but most have been solved. 2 of the other 3 went fine and all seem to be working as expected.

the last one, and the most important one, has lots of issues

only one user account made it through the upgrade, the rest are still on disk but not in the users group

the network did not work, and any settings changes made would not stick until about 4 or 5 reboots

the upgrade did not find my 2nd raid as it did not have drivers for it, once I installed the drivers I have its drives in 2 places in explorer, This PC, and Desktop.


Quicken Home and Business 2011 gives and administrator account error on start, it works only partially, very slowly and without the mouse. this works fine on the laptop with Quicken and Windows 10.

I have 2 scenarios I can think of,
1. keep fighting these and other less critical problem until Windows 10 works correctly
2. restore the PC from an Acronis backup I did before the upgrade and start again.

if I restore this PC back to Windows 7 from a backup, will Microsoft have any issues with doing the upgrade again? It would be a lot easier than a rollback inside WIndows 10.

many people are having issues with Quicken and Windows 10, and so far I have not found a solution. the account that did make it through the upgrade is my main account, and it has administrator privileges so "run as administrator" is not needed. I took ... Read more

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Today I've had Microsoft Security Essentials stop in the middle of scan, shut itself completely off (not in taskbar, not in task manager). I was alerted to this by the security center, which told me I had no malware protection at all. Just as I was starting to go into panic mode, a few minutes later MSE restarted itself without completing the original scan or having any record of starting the original scan.

The security center gave me this readout, with the strange stock icons.



I started scan again, and MSE shut itself down in the same way. I restarted computer and the scan function seemed to be working again, but the icons in the security center were still stock.

MSE was automatically updated yesterday so definitions should be up to date. I ran another scan with malwarebytes and SS&D with no abnormal results (a few tracking cookies).

Am I being paranoid or is something wrong with MSE?
 

Answer:Strange MSE behavior.

joki2400 said:





Today I've had Microsoft Security Essentials stop in the middle of scan, shut itself completely off (not in taskbar, not in task manager). I was alerted to this by the security center, which told me I had no malware protection at all. Just as I was starting to go into panic mode, a few minutes later MSE restarted itself without completing the original scan or having any record of starting the original scan.

The security center gave me this readout, with the strange stock icons.
View attachment 209791


I started scan again, and MSE shut itself down in the same way. I restarted computer and the scan function seemed to be working again, but the icons in the security center were still stock.

MSE was automatically updated yesterday so definitions should be up to date. I ran another scan with malwarebytes and SS&D with no abnormal results (a few tracking cookies).

Am I being paranoid or is something wrong with MSE?Click to expand...

I see from the screen capture you're running Vista or later. I haven't switched back to Vista from XP today yet, so I haven't updated MSE in Vista. But, while running XP, Windows Update came up in the System Tray with an update to the MSE app. Once it was updated, a nag screen about the end of support for XP came up and it comes up every time I boot into XP AND the System Tray icon is orange with a white exclamation mark in it, I don't know if the MSE update in XP also... Read more

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My wife and I both have laptops with Win 7 Home Premium (only difference is hers is 64 bit, mine 32 bit). Both also have Foxit Reader, latest version. I downloaded a fillable PDF form from my bank. On my laptop, it doesn't work (it opens but I can't fill in anything). When I open it on hers, it works fine. Any ideas why that would be??
 

Answer:Strange PDF Behavior

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hi.

well, this is a wierd problem I faced. I have a laptop connected wirelessly to a linksys router (BEFW11S4). The internet browsing and netwroking works just fine.

EXCEPT:

When I try to watch videos from nba.com or yahoo.com or imdb.com, as soon as the video is buffered on my screen, then I lose internet connection!! right befire it shows the video, which it never does.

to get my internet back, I have to reset my cable modem and router. I even lose internet connection for my PC which is directly connected to the router.

I have updated my firmware and am running Etrust EZ firewall. Any ideas?

thnx
 

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I was at this place doing a malware removal job, but there was no internet connection. Usually I would just download the latest combofix at the time.

But no problem, I had an month old version on my flash drive.

I tried to run the version that I had, it said that it was outdated and (forgive me if details are fuzzy, I'm going from memory) it said something like Say Yes to exit, or no to run in reduced functionality.

It was all I had, so of course I said no to run in reduced functionality, but instead of running in reduced functionality, it exited itself and then deleted itself from my disk.

Why? Why did it not do what it said it would do?

Answer:combofix odd behavior

Using older versions of ComboFix is not recommended. sUBs frequently updates ComboFix with new versions not only to keep it effective against malware but to minimize the possibility of risk or serious side effects which could result in system damage after running his tool. When that occurs, older versions may no longer work properly. This is more of a protective measure since most folks are unaware of version changes and we do not discuss what they are or what ComboFix does in public to protect the integrity of the tool from malware writers.ComboFix was never meant to be used as a general purpose malware scanner like SuperAntispyware or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware which scan individual drives or folders on a computer. When the tool is required for system disinfection, the most current version should always be downloaded before running it and outdated versions should be deleted.This is just another reason why you should only use ComboFix under supervision. When issues arise due to complex malware infections, possible false detections, problems running ComboFix (i.e. stalling, hanging, crashing) or with other security tools causing conflicts, experts are usually aware of them and can advise what should or should not be done while providing individual assistance. When false detections are identified, experts have access to the developer and can report them so he can investigate, confirm and make corrections. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such infor... Read more

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hi,

recently the employee in my company have recieved this email message when they try to send email to outside our domain
ex:
to @ourdomain ok
to @anotherdomain error
this is the error message

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

[email protected]
Domain ##### has exceeded the max emails per hour (200) allowed. Message discarded.

i called the ISP where we host our emails and they told me it's a policy in thier system
to only allow 200 email per hour.

the problem is that:
1- i tried during 24h to send any email to any domain that is not for us
for example gmail but i keep getting this message all the time

2- i'm able to send emails to any email that is being hosted inside
my country or inside this ISP.

the ISP gave me a SMTP server address which told me that it doesn't have
a limitiation on the number of emails to be sent but i'm afraid this will treat our email addresses as a spam in some servers
could this be happended by a spam software?
could a spam software steal a user email account info and use it to send emails?
what is your suggestion on this??
thank you
 

Answer:is this a spam behavior?

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Question: Behavior Blocker

Which are the products with good Behavior Blocker & not just a GUI bells & whistles?

if you read the products white papers or blogs, it seems excellent but in practical how good are they?

Like when Avast introduced Deepscreen & all, I quite followed the product. At that time I had a spare system & use to test Avast often but always find their introduced technology not good. Other testers too find it not good. And Avast reply was always like server maintenance, this is not fully introduced, that is there but these & those are not there, when these & those will be there then the improvement in the results will be there, etc...
Still I find Deepscreen not that effective.
I dont know Evo-Gen, etc... is their behavior blocker technology or sign/heur but it does works.

Currently I am running Fsecure AV.
I read the white paper of DeepGuard.
It seems excellent. Like it does File Reputation, Behavior Analysis, File Prevalence, Exploit protection, etc... & if a file passes everything then actively monitored & blocked/quarantined when malicious action is detected or reaches a threshold, etc...
In practical how good it is?
 

Answer:Behavior Blocker

yesnoo said:


Which are the product with good Behavior Blocker & not just a GUI bells & whistles?

if you read the products white papers or blogs, it seems excellent but in practical how good are they?

Like when Avast introduced Deepscreen & all, I quite followed the product. At that time I had a spare system & use to test Avast often but always find their introduced technology not good. Other testers too find it not good. And Avast reply was always like server maintenance, this is not fully introduced, that is there but these & those are not there, when these & those will be there then the improvement in the results will be there, etc...
Still I find Deepscreen not that effective.
I dont know Evo-Gen, etc... is their behavior blocker technology or sign/heur but it does works.

Currently I am running Fsecure AV.
I read the white paper of DeepGuard.
It seems excellent. Like it does File Reputation, Behavior analysis, File Prevalence, Exploit protection, etc...
In practical how good it is?Click to expand...

From past experience in using it, I found it to be very good!!
I am now however leaning towards "cloud" AV's like Trend/Norton etc..!
 

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Win 95 user was recently upgraded from MS to Novell client for networking. Since then the zero key on her numeric keypad will not function properly in her DOS apps. The key appears to be 'dead'. It works appropriately in MS apps and the zero on the keyboard functions in the DOS apps.

I can't understand how changing her network client would have this effect. We don't want to put her back on MS client because she was experiencing SPOOL32 errors and those have not occured since upgrade. We have swapped out keyboard several times.

Vendors of DOS applications have nothing to offer. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Odd Keyboard Behavior

You said you swapped keyboards. Were they all the same type or a variety? Have you tried removing the keyboard via Device Manager and letting Window refind the keyboard?
 

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Question: Sluggish behavior

Sometimes performance will become sluggish across all apps for no apparent reason - CPU, memory, and disk usage are all well below 30%. A reboot generally solves the problem. Is there somewhere else to look for a possible cause? Thanks!

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Hello there, i got a acer vn7-591 (with a 4720hq and a 860m) anyway i installed linux right away on it and while swapping the mechanical hdd to a ssd i noticed while turning on the laptop and booting into linux to make sure all was working that the two fans didn't spin at all until the cpu hit like 60c, is this normal on this laptop even on windows or is it maybe some issue under linux? Just want to make sure so i can feel good about my purchase, much appreciated , anyone who opened theirs up and noticed something like this? Seems like it's passive cooled until it hits 60ish then fans turn on until it gets to 50ish and stop again, cheers.

Answer:VN7-591g fan behavior

Boot up and put your ear against the fan exaust grill.You will be able to hear the fan faintly.Without the fans going it probably wouldn't get through boot before it shut down hard.

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Question: Strange behavior

I recently had trojans on my computer and thought I had deleted all of them. However, when in Microsoft Office software, if I do a "save" "save as" "open", etc. the window appears in a full-screen format as opposed to a small format as per usual. Also, my desktop icons have a "shadow" to the text that I often remove. I was unable for a while to run in safe mode but have recently managed to log on as such and have ran my antiviruses from there. I had the Virtumonde as well as a SirCam problem. I am new to this forum and think I am supposed to put my highjack log here. I hope I am correct. Also, in my Task Manager, one of my processes is named "system" and I cannot end it. Thank you for your help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:12:54, on 09-03-09
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AppRanger\SWSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
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Answer:Strange behavior

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.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.comDDS.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.Follow the instructio... Read more

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Ok, I decided to post this here because it happened on two separate machine. What happened on the first machine, a windows Xp thing, I noticed it started to run sort of goofy, and i remember there being a prompt to install a new version of Adobe reader or some harmless program like that. It caught my attention after it kept popping up after I would hit cancel.

Then the next day I boot it up and it starts with the windows xp bios loading screen with the green little bar across the screen. Then it flashes a blue screen with alot of information on it. I can't read what it says since it's gone so quickly. It then restarts it's self and goes to the screen where you have the option of running the computer in safe mode, safe mode with networking, normal, etc. No matter what I choose it does the same thing.

The odd thing is, the same exact symptoms happened to a identical machine I was using till I got the first one fixed. I imagine if I can see what the blue screen says, but I have no idea how to get a look at it.

Thanks for your help in advance!

Answer:Mysterious Behavior

That is called a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death). When the machine is booting tap F8, this will bring up the advanced boot menu with safe mode options etc. Select the option which says 'Disable automatic restart on system failure'. The machine will then attempt to boot windows, this time when the BSOD occurs it will stay on your screen. Note down the error message and error code (in this format 0x0000000). Post it on here or search it on microsoft for information on the error :)

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I first discovered this problem when IE started popping up by itself randomly on 3 occasions , once each day even though IE is not my default browser.
There is continuous dns query even after shutting down all possible applications including browsers.
I have attached a packet data log from Microsoft Network Monitor, which shows the dns query. There is a query every 30 second.
I was concerned that this is the behavior of a bot as I believe checking for google.com is the malwares way of detecting if internet is up or not.
Booting into safe mode , I noticed that there was no dns query.
As I have zonealarm installed I activated the option stop all Internet activity and found that the query also stopped.
Also I have noticed slow down of internet speed and blinking of the router light even when no programs are running on my laptop.
Please help
Thanks
 

Answer:Is this the behavior of a Traffic bot?

Hello and welcome to MT!

I'm Fiery and I will help you in removing your infection. If at any point, you are confused about the instructions, please stop and ask.

Are you currently using a proxy at the moment?
Please download Combofix

* make sure you disable ALL of your Antivirus/Antispyware/Firewall before running ComboFix.

* Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

* Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

* As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

* Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

Click on Yes, to continue s... Read more

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The system I built is supposed to be substantialy fatser than the one I used to have.

Old:
HP Pavillion 7865
AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz
512 MB PC 133 SDRAM
5400 rpm Maxtor HDD
PSU 150 watts I believe

New:
ABIT IS7 Pentium 4 Socket 478
Pentium 4 2.40c GHz 800MHz FSB
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80GB 7200 rpm (master)
Maxtor DIamondMax Plus 9 120 GB 7200 rpm (slave)
1 GB DDR 400 PC 3200 (2 x 512)
SoundBlaster Audigy mp3+
PNY GeForceFX 5600
TDK VeloCD 32 / 10 / 40
EPO DVD ROM 16x
Imation 3.5 floppy
StarTech.com 450watt PSU
Although it is noticeably faster in some regards, it is still slowr than I thought. Programs do not open as quickly as I think they should. They are just as quick on the HP. It is not necessarilt smooth in operating. I dont know if I just have a strange expectation or if there are other things involved or that I need to do, tweeks or what not.

Any ideas?
 

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A few minutes after any startup (after power-off, restart, standby, hibernate):

1. Task bar turns from Windows XP blue to Classic Windows white and Windows XP appearance option disappears from customize in Start-Up menu "Properties."
2. Windows Update icon will flash intermittently upon startup of IE7, but will not permit updates to be installed.
3. Visiting MS Updates website does nothing (screen just stays at "Galactica green eye" search for updates).
4. Affecting sound; Syntel Audio driver will not install sometimes when DVD loaded.
5. Once in while, get a message that a DLL has not installed or will not end.

I'll be damned if I can figure it out. Not even sure if this is a security issue. I can't find anything in the registry to account for the above strange behavior. Started only a few days ago. Perhaps somebody here knows better.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:43:35 PM, on 5/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
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Hello fellow Vista users.

I have a question regarding usb. Yesterday I inserted my usb flash stick in my computer to connect with my wireless router.

I had internet for a whole day when all of a sudden my connection was gone. At first I thought it could of been that the usb stick is broken, so I went out and got a new one. Plugged that one in and the same thing happens.

Every time I plug it into my pc I hear the sound that Vista makes when a device is not recognized. I installed all the drivers and everything was working fine 2 days ago.

I'm now using my old usb connector and it's working great. I tried all the usb connectors but all of them make the sound when a device is not recognized.

I really hope someone can solve this for me, I'd like to use my new hardware at it's fullest.

P.S. I'm running on Windows Vista Ultimate x64 with SP1 applied with the latest patches and updates.

Answer:USB Strange behavior

Still no solution? Come on people... I'm sure someone knows how to fix this.

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Question: Quirky behavior

While investigating all of the various threats out there, I feel I might have inadvertantly gotten something.
My computer seems fine all day, but in the AM (or if I remotely connect to it after a period of inactivity), I get insufficient system resource errors (with nothing running) and simple, tiny programs and utilities wont run. Outlook cant find the .pst file.

I have to do a hard reboot, which solves this, but I would like to know why it is happening.
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by rpyatt at 10:57:13.82 on Mon 04/13/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1829 [GMT -4:00]

AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\EngineServer.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
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Answer:Quirky behavior

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.comDDS.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 resul... Read more

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I normally use Opera 10.60 because it is in general the best browser available. However, for several months, the local Gannett newspaper has been crashing this version of Opera. I have therefore installed Firefox 22 to be able to read this paper online.

Firefox 22 is stable wrt the Gannett site, but I have been unable to control the tab behavior. Rather than describe the problems, I will describe the tab behavior I want (and which I believe is normal and sensible). These are the settings I use in Opera.

1. Left click on a link opens the link in the current tab unless the link is specifically set to open a new window or tab, in which case it opens in a new tab.

2. Left click on a link with the shift key depressed forces it to open in a new tab.

3. Right click on a link gives the following options:
open (in current tab)
open in new tab
open in background tab
open in new window
open in background window
bookmark link
copy link address
save linked content as

4. The newest tab opens to the right of all other tabs.

5. Ctrl + tab switches to the most recent tab. Repeated applications of this command cycle through tabs in reverse chronological order.

6. Ctrl + tab shows all open tabs for as long as these keys are depressed. Any of these tabs can then be selected using the mouse.

7. In all of the above "open(s) in a new tab" means that the new tab is opened (swtched to) --- not hidden.

8. Clicking on aan open tab minimizes it.

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Answer:Firefox tab behavior

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Can someone tell what is a behavior Blocker.
 

Answer:What is Behavior Blocker?

It's a component of an Anti-Virus product, or a standalone product (Eg. ThreatFire) which analyses what an application is doing on your system. If the application appears to be doing something which it shouldn't be, the behavior blocker will take action against the application.
 

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Things are acting a lil odd recently such as active x being automatically rejected and nod32 detecting a file that doesnt exist and it cant remove
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:30:36, on 14/05/2008
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\CTXFIHLP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Breakaway\breakaway.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
Z:\Program Files\GameTracker\GameTracker.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\CTXFISPI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Breakaway\breakaway.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe
D:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
Z:\anti\Vista Anti-Lag\val.exe
Z:\Program Files\Last.fm\LastFM.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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I've used XP Pro for years and have it on a number of computers.
I currently have a wireless home network with a Brother wireless printer on it.
All three of my computers print to the Brother printer normally and that includes one Windows 10 machine.
Recently, I used the "Add Printer" wizard and did "browse" for network printers Nothing showed up. In the past, the Brother showed up fairly quickly. I checked my other computers and they too did now show the Brother printer.
 
I accessed my router through by browser and looked at the "client list" and the brother was listed, no problem
I checked some of the router documentation and it talked about a DMZ, so I added the printer to the DMZ. Still it does not show up on the Add Printer wizard, but it prints just fine.
 
I know, I know. If it ain't broke don't fix it, but I'm trying to bring another computer on line and the printer just will not show up when you browse the network for printers.
 
Does anyone have any ideas why a network printer would function perfectly, but not be visible?
 
Thanks

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My computer all of the suddent started having problems.

My Norton AntiVirus stopped working. Microsoft Office programs are not working properly. I keep getting a Macro warning. I cannot run AdAware completely. The spell checker in Word does not work.

I tried running one of the free online scans and that will not work.

Any ideas as to what I can do.

Below is my HiJack This Log. Thank you.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:59:05 AM, on 3/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
G:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
G:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
G:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
G:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
G:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

Answer:Odd Unexpected PC Behavior

Just to give you a few hints.

1) Running that much stuff is just not good =( Try to keep a lot of your stuff (if your not using it all the time) from running when your PC starts.

2) Always keep your windows up to date at all times.

3) If your computer is slow Norton might not be a good choice, from my personal experience it&#8217;s a little intensive and puts up a fight when you try to get rid of it. Every one will probably argue otherwise though.

4) I don&#8217;t know much about individual P2P programs such as Bear Share and Kazaa but I know they aren&#8217;t good for you if you don&#8217;t know how to use them and secure yourself from them. So please be aware of this...

I have found a few programs running on your computer that im not sure about just from looking at your Log. I'll have a good look over it shortly and look up the stuff I don&#8217;t know about.
 

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Question: Abnormal behavior

A couple days ago my computer was responding in a fast way as it should meaning boots up fast and opening and closing files fast. The next day I turn it on and it takes a little longer to boot and when opening, closing, or minimizing files, it fades in and out a little longer than usual. That day it was working fine all I did was updated my sound driver even after I had to restart it still was fine. Even when I was browsing thru the bios settings it was like I had to wait a few seconds to make a change or go to the next setting. Believe me it's weird and I can't seem to find the problem.

Answer:Abnormal behavior

set a windows restore point to before the the problem occurred

check you d/loaded the correct sound driver

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Question: Strange behavior

Hey guys,

I posted another thread about my friends computer and I ran into trouble with my own.

My computer is acting really strange. For a couple of weeks my computer kept freezing. In-game, during normal operations in windows and even in BIOS and other test software using a USB-stick (outside of Windows)

Now for at least 2 weeks straight the computer funtioned like a dream with no freezes and everything working real smooth. Just now like 10 minutes ago it froze in-game and didn't respond. After a hard shutdown, I waited 5 min and gave it another shot. The computer booted up and started running post but froze again. Another hard shutdown and 5min later still the same result.

When my computer functioned normally I ran, Memtest with no errors at all. I ran HDD test with 2 different types of software and I tried 2 different graphics card. My temps on the computer is really good so I doubt it could be that.

This computer hasn't been a good friend. It has cost me alot of failures over these 3 years from changing MOBOs, 2 Graphics cards and 2 memory sticks.

My first thought was that it could be the MOBO but I'm starting to think that it could be the PSU. Because if it delivered too much or too low power it could damage the hardware right?

Could you please give me your input on this

Best regards!
 

Answer:Strange behavior

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Question: Strange Behavior

I tried to launch a game today, but less then a minute in, the game crashes and the systems bluescreens. This happened twice in a row.

During the restart, unusual pixels appear in the BIOS splash, red squares before the windows logo appears, and then green vertical bars during the windows load, followed by a bluescreen. Then happened multiple times (even after system was powered down, and psu shut off). These startup colors didnt appear every time, however if I got into windows, it was quite unstable and bluescreened in less then 5 mins.

Possible causes / fixes? (See pics below)

http://imgur.com/3k30U.jpg
http://imgur.com/DY4yI.jpg
http://imgur.com/XNBl9.jpg (Hard to see because of flash, but look carefully)
 

Answer:Strange Behavior

is the fan on the video card spinning? is it full of dust?
 

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I have a very old calendar program (probably Win 3.1 vintage) that I run as an autostart from the startup folder in the start menu. I have used it for years on several Win98 boxes and on a machine running XP Home. I recently bought a new machine running XP pro, and installed the program on that machine too. The program invariably runs fine when the machine boots up. After viewing the "cartoon of the day" which is why I run the thing at all, I shut it down.

The problem is that very occasionally, when I attempt to start the program manually I get no immediate response. Click the icon, nothing happens. After several attempts and/or waiting around for several tens of seconds it may finally start. But even if I have made several attempts to start it, I never get more than one instance running.

The machine typically isn't doing much of anything else when I try to start the thing. I have run a virus scan, a couple of scum-ware scanners and a couple of rootkit scanners, all clean. I also tried to catch any sort of odd activity with the System Internals Process Explorer, and I don't ever see the program running, even when it starts normally.

It's not a big problem, but I'd like to know what is going on. Anybody have any suggestions for tracking down the cause? And more generally, is there some reason why old software that was written pre-Win95 wouldn't show up in Process Explorer?
 

Answer:Odd behavior with a very old program

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Question: Odd Mouse Behavior

I have an older Microsoft optical mouse. Recently, the buttons on it started acting odd. At first I would have to smash down hard on the buttons for them to work. Then the following day I had to alt tab to a different window and back for them the buttons to work.

So figuring it was just some crud that got under the buttons I poured some rubbing alcohol on to the mouse. After that the right mouse button works fine its just the left mouse button that doesn't work.

I was hoping the forum here had some suggestions on what I could do, or tell me I just killed my mouse by pouring rubbing alcohol on it. Thanks.
 

Answer:Odd Mouse Behavior

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I have an Gateway 510T 512MB memory and 120GB hard drive running at 2800mhz.
I reinstalled my entire windows xp home sp/2 operating system today. Evrything went as it always has. I reinstalled my drivers for networks and graphics and sound bios. Then I installed Secunia after doing all windows updates and installing IE7. Secunia (the latest edition rs3 i believe) Anyway it showed my IE7 and the Windows Xp Home service pack 2 as insecure. I went over the downloads twice and made sure I downloded everything relevant to my system that I have always updated before .I do not ever install SP3. But the secunia still showed both of these as insecure. Then all of a sudden it started adding new programs to its list as installed even though I had not installed them. One was Comodo Firewall 3, it actually reported it as installed twice and showed it on their list. But on my add & delete option in the control panel there was no Comodo showing at all. I also installed Speaheasy speed monitor. When I ran it my download speed was 157344Mb per second! And my upload speed was only 1200. Normally my download speed is around 20,000 to 30,000Mbps and upload right around 1500Mbps. This is the normal range for my system. I use Comcast broadband @6Mbps. Please can someone tell me what is going on? This happened once before and I fixed it by reoading the entire operating system, but this is a brand new install and all these problems are occuring. I just checked my download speed again and it was ... Read more

Answer:Very weird behavior on my pc

My mistake all of the download and upload speeds should be in kbps not mbps, but then I guess you knew that. Still the readings are way out of whack.
 

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I just got my DSL installed, and I'm having a bit of a problem and want to know if this is normal. I have Bellsouth FastAccess DSL, and got the Xtreme package (3Mbps/384kbps). My question is, is it normal for my download speeds to vary a lot? When I had dial-up, I had a rock solid connection. Practically every thing I downloaded and visted went at 5-6kBps. With the new DSL, I notice that if I'm downloading something, sometimes it starts out at 320kBps (Right where its supposed to be), then it suddenly drops to around 200kBps, then back up for a while, then back down again, ect. It doesn't seem extremely reliable, and has a bit of variation in my download speeds. A good example of this is when I go and do a bandwidth test on a site, it will say I have a 2.5Mb connection, then 1.7Mb, and then 2.2Mb. My point is that it never seems consistant, or atleast near consistant.

Also, I can't get my full 3Mb speed... around 2.5Mb is my maximum for some reason.

Should I try racking my brain to get that last 50kBps out of my connection, or don't bother? Please tell me what kind of connections you get out of your DSL! I am using Belkin Wireless adapters and router, but even connecting straight to the DSL modem with a ethernet cable gives similar results. The modem i have is a Westel 6100.

Thank you for any help!
 

Answer:Normal DSL Behavior? Help!!

Its normal. It depends on the websites servers and your distance from the telco party.
 

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Question: Wierd Behavior

I appologize for the title, but I just don't know what else to call it. I have Comcast broadband, usually get up to 3 Mbs, with very high uptime. This weekend I had my usual good connection (I play an online game and staid connected well, with sub 100 ms pings). But I could not reach a single website. Multiple computers, several borwsers (I even tried IE), nothing. All websites came back with timeouts or "document contains no data" errors. Lasted about 24 h then everything came back up. DNS lookup was fine, ping to known IPs was fine. Just no way to reach any website.
Anyone got any idea what can cause something like that?
 

Answer:Wierd Behavior

try scanning for spyware/ Virus. Sometimes they do things like this.
 

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Note: I came here for help last time and my problem then seemed to have been corrected, but as of now the errors are different than before.
For the last few months I've been plagued with BSOD issues. While they've never been frequent I could never pinpoint the issue. As of yesterday they've been much more frequent(Went from once every 2-4 weeks to 3 in the last 24h).
 
Yesterday I ran into some computer issues while on Windows 7. It happened twice but the first event caused my explorer.exe to crash and every open program started crashing and it lead to my computer just shutting off. The second event happened about 10 minutes after the computer was on again(I only had a game open this time, WoW) and windows popped up with some error(Can't recall it, was something about memory reference) and my computer turned off entirely again. I logged back in and the computer was fine, I decided to update to W10 and begin the dl/installation and go to bed.
 
 Woke up this morning and the computer was fine, now I'm on Windows 10 and decided to open up WoW again. Around 10 minutes in I was met with a BSOD(I'll keep note at the time I was using CrystalDiskMark5 for my HDD to "strain" it and see if anything would occur. I am now posting here.
 
· OS - 10· x64· Windows 7· OEM· ~4yrs· Updated to windows 10 today· I7-3960x· Geforce GTX 760· GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD5· Kingwin 800w· iBUYPOWER· iBUYPOWER Desktop PC Gamer Suprem... Read more

Answer:BSOD + Odd behavior

Perfmon says that Windows Update is disabled.  Is this so?  If so, why? Only 1 memory dump in the uploaded reports. Your UEFI/BIOS (version F8) dates from 2012.  Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system.  If you are able to install the update through Windows (without booting from an external drive), then go ahead and update it.  WARNING - if the computer might shut down during this procedure, please don't do it, as this may physically damage the computer and prevent it from booting.Only 5 Windows Update hotfixes installed.  Most build 10586 (TH2/1511) systems have more than this.  Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available Windows Updates.The actual number is not important.  Rather it's important that you checked manually, installed any available updates, and didn't experience any errors when checking or updating.Nothing real specific from the reports or the memory dump.There were several Live Kernel Events in the WER section of the MSINFO32 reportDue to this, I'd suspect a hardware problem.Please do this: Beyond this I have these 5 suggestions:1.  Get ALL available Windows Updates.  It may take several trips to get them all2.  Get ALL available, compatible updates for your OS from the manufacturer's website (to include BIOS/UEFI).3.  Get ALL available, compatible updates for the programs and any additional hardware installed ... Read more

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Question: Odd login behavior

I'm working on a customer's computer and encountered something I've never seen before.

Recently she upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

When she goes to type her login password the login executes when she hits the last keystroke of the password. She doesn't have to hit the Enter key or click on anything.

In doing a scan for malware I did find a Trojan and removed it but the funny login issue persists.

Answer:Odd login behavior

Hello Trents, and welcome to Ten Forums.

This happens by design when entering a PIN, but I have not seen this happen for a password yet.

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So.. one day ((I think it was 2 weeks ago, precisely.)) I decided to boot up my computer. Everything doing fine, until it reaches the loading screen. Then a noise can be heard *criiick* And blam, computer shuts down on its own. So I brought my PC to the Computer Clerk and he said Everything was fine for him. So now I get the computer back. At least now I can get on for a bit before the computer shuts down on me again. I bring it back to him and he -insists- That all his tests failed to find anything suspicious, that the computer was doing fine, he even left the computer on Overnight and it never had any difficulties.


Soooo... I have no idea what's going on. surely it's not about the hardware.. what could it possibly be?

Answer:Odd computer behavior...

Find out who makes your hard drive, they should have a diagnostic program either on there website, or one that came with it on a disk. I would run that, it sounds like your HD might be on the way out, you could always run checkdisk from within windows (XP).

Hope this is of some use.

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Hello, i use this app to remap keyboard keys/shortcuts, it seems it works in explorer only, in browsers (for example) it doesn't.. Strange, how to fix that?

Answer:AutoHotKey behavior in 10

Hi, perhaps you can post a couple of examples.. and the browser they don't work in for you so someone might be able to suggest sthg.

Whilst I have AHK installed for a few small scripts, I don't use it for that.

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Question: Weird PC behavior

Hello,

My PC started to act very weird like one week ago, it can shut down (sometimes two times in a row) few seconds after start-up without any warnings. The point is, once you turn it back on after these one or two times it works like a charm, EXCEPT if you turn on teamspeak ((?) the weirdest part), if you turn on teamspeak you can be sure that your PC will get a blue window of death in something like 5 mins. If you don't turn on teamspeak you can do whatever you want with your PC whole day nothing bad will happen.

It can turn off too if you don't do anything with it (?) if you take your dog for a walk, after you come back you can see that PC is off, or just go to the kitchen to get something to eat, come back and its off... Really weird, illuminati.

It isn't heat issues, not overheating, PSU doesn't push out hot air (normal) and I can see that GPU and CPU has always good temperatures in temp. monitoring programs (even while gaming)

Cleaned all the dust after these problems started, made sure all cables are well and in place.

Not sure what to do.

I reinstalled windows after dust cleaning.

It's really annoying and time consuming

Answer:Weird PC behavior

Windows 7 SP1

After few auto turn offs was forced to do startup repair, it was unsuccesful and i got this:
(1st two attached pics)

And got that stop screen after switching few things in BIOS, I wonder what it could mean

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I have a qmail server setup. It's fairly basic: Patched with the qmail-queue patch and start-tls patch.

Everything was working fine up until last week. Now the server will accept a connection, attempt to pass data to the queue program, and eventually time out ( 20 minutes ).

Here's where it gets odd: The mail server will accept mail just fine for a friend of mine and myself, no matter what email server we send from. Mail that I know has been held up is fowarded from my personal address/server just fine. Knowing that hotmail has failed in the past, he signed up for an email account and sent me a message; It worked. Not more than a second later, a different message tried to get through from hotmail, and it failed.

The logs simply show smtp accepting the connection, then 20 minutes later exiting with status 256. ( tcpserver ).

At this point, I really don't know what else to try. I've tried delivering mail straight to the queue, I've tried recompiling all supporting programs, and I've downloaded and recompiled qmail with it's patches. My ssl cert is valid through the end of 05, and the system clock is set correctly.

Anybody have any susgestions?
 

Answer:Very very odd qmail behavior

telnet is your friend. I'd try telneting to port 25 on the server, and manually send a message to see where it pauses; It could be a DNS issue, or maybe your server is set to check some DNSBL that isn't responding.
 

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Question: strange behavior

recently i am experiencing strange problems.
it started with my vista 32 so i formatted and reinstalled,
then it came back and now it's occurring on my XP SP3.

under vista i used to log off and my computer went into "power saving mode" and stayed there, moving the mouse or pressing the keyboard had no effect, the screen would remain black. then i would restart my computer and there would be no boot screen just the message "power save mode" and then after two three minutes the screen would turn on and my desktop gets visible.

now under xp (happened after a week of use) when i restart my computer it also goes into power save mode and the screen remains black thru the entire boot process (very annoying).
from time to time i do get to see the windows login logo,the problem comes and goes,
any idea what it could be?

my montor is:
lg L226WTQ

and i have Asus geforce 7950GT graphic card
with nvidia 178.24 driver

10x in advance
 

Answer:strange behavior

So the vista and xp are the same box/

go into your bios and change the power settings to your liking.
 

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Question: Odd mouse behavior

Basically I've been having problems with my computer crashing badly ever since flash 10.3 I think it was, maybe 11.3 if that was about 5 months ago. While an interesting aside it's probably not relevant. Basically in that circumstance it will just slow down to being unworkable, I turn it off and back on, everything back to normal.

Anyways last night while watching a movie everything went like it was going to crash, explorer.exe was failing blah blah blah, eventually it fixed itself and as the movie didnt stop working. I didnt think it was a big deal. After that my mouse wouldn't work properly. Basically somehow my left mouse button no longer switches windows, my right mouse button does, which causes massive problems with games, any drop down menus or using the desktop as everything on the desktop and taskbar have the left click acting as the right click would.

Basically to switch windows now, I have to bring up that window using alt tab, and then right click into the window, and then things work normally again, left click to move around, scroll wheel things work fine. It's changing panels, windows, frames, dropdown menus.

This situation persists into games as well, any game where part of the screen is a distinct window of it's own requires a right click to get into it.

Things I've tried:
System Restore
Different Mice
I've also explored all the mice options and nothing seems to be relevant if you go from the control panel->devices->mouse
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Answer:Odd mouse behavior

Hello Coramoor0 and welcome to TSF,

When you say "Switching Windows"... Do you mean putting focus on that particular window so you can input text, or operate buttons?

Do the other standard mouse functions work properly?

Also, are the mice you used USB or PS2?

One last question, do you have any other pointing devices or HID's installed? (human interface device... keyboard, mouse, trackpad, gamepad, etc.)

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Ever since I ran Windows Update a few days ago, my system has been doing something odd.

I don't notice any new processes or programs, but every couple of minutes I lose control over the mouse for a few seconds, as if an input macro program were taking over the controls momentarily.

Anyone else noticed this or able to explain the behavior? Thanks in advance.
 

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