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Solved: What program would you use to detect a hidden StartUp-program?

Question: Solved: What program would you use to detect a hidden StartUp-program?

How do you remove a hidden "StartUp program", like the one shown below? I need to remove it from my system. WinPatrol doesn't even detect it, so I can't remove that hidden program/file with WinPatrol. Is there a program that is made to detect hidden files like this (see below):

I believe the program is actually part of the pesky .NET Framework 2.0 (Service pack 1), which was installed on my computer, yesterday. I want to remove it & all of it's components if one of it's components is the exact same file I'm having trouble finding & removing from my list of StartUp programs. Is there a safe program that can detect & remove .NET Frameworks & other "hard to remove" files?

Thanks for your patience & time. I'd very much appreciate any step-by-step instructions to solve this problem.

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Preferred Solution: Solved: What program would you use to detect a hidden StartUp-program?

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

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

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

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I left the room for a few mins and came back to this - cmd.exe /c rd /s /q C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\tvsuinstaller - awaiting approval to run as a new hidden startup file. I declined it, but it is persistent. First, I don't like anything that calls up my command prompt without my knowledge, especially when it does so (/q) quietly ... and as a hidden file ... and as a persistent startup file. This looks shady to me, but it's a Lenovo file. What is it, and why is it trying to run on my machine?

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I have had a problem with pop-ups on my computer for about a week now. I have tried everything. I maxed up to 6 when I finally reached your site.

Notes:
Computer Info:
1. Windows XP HE v. 2002, PowerSpec tower type
2. Pop-ups in both Mozilla and Internet Explorer but only opens in IE type windows.
3. Only certain sites can occasionally have pop-ups including heavily advertised sites.
4. These pop-up sites can contain random advertisements including such sites as casinos, search sites, or computer scanning sites/programs (ie: viral scanning sites or sites that can run your system faster).

What I have seen/done when it first happened. 11/6/05
1. A program called Power Scan (along with some pop-ups from WinFix 2005) was installed when I came home one night.
2. I uninstalled Power Scan through the control panel.
3. Ran a viral scan in AVG and found several java trojan virus which I quickly deleted.
4. Pop-ups continue so I d/l the files Ad-Aware SE, Spybot-SD, even Error Nuke to help with these popups and fix my computer but all proved to fail in stopping the pop-ups. (note: WinFix has been unseen since then)
5. One important note is that Spybot found some programs with Power Scan when I ran it through (SB was that last program I tried to fix this problem with). This could mean that there is still a spyware program on my computer hidden.
6. I have a firewall (included in these d/led programs) and the block popups is "on" in both IE and Mozilla. The spyware seems to ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Hidden Spyware program

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In Control Panel/add/remove is Adobe Type Manger 4.0 without any value or information in right column. When I click on Remove a new page Welcome to PC Cleaner Set up Wizard comes up. Neither Adobe Type Manager or PC Cleaner set up wizard can be removed.

Neither program comes up in Search

What can I do to delete these two programs?

Answer:[SOLVED] Remove hidden program

Download CCleaner (CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download) and use that to remove the programs. Post back with what happens.

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Every time I close my computer for the day I get the message "End Program Shellcon Hidden Window" I read your previous threads but I cannot decipher how to get rid of the message from my machine. I do have music match installed in my computer. Is this something you can help a beginner with?

Dave
 

Answer:Solved: End Program Shellcon Hidden Window

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The thread about this problem has been closed (expired and solved) but I read it, and followed the instructions given to get rid of that message,(End Program Shellcon Hidden Window) which comes up every time I need to shut down my computer.

But after I restarted my computer I got the following message:

System Configuration Utility Window

You have used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to the Windows ..
The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selective Startup Mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run everytime Windows starts.
Choose the Normal Startup mode on the General Tab to start Windows normally and undo the changes you made using the System Configuration Utility.

I clicked on OK, because what happens if I don't?
Can somebody help me with this?
Thank you!
Peppi
 

Answer:Solved: End Program Shellcon Hidden Window

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I just purchased a Lenovo G570 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. This model has been around a long time and I'm sure it needs many driver updates. Is there a program or service (does not have to be free) that will scan this computer and detect outdated drivers and automatically download and install the appropriate new ones? Lenovo's website has a feature like this but does not apply to this particular model. Thanks very much.
 

Answer:Solved: Program To Auto-Detect & Download Drivers

They exist but they are not recommended. They make a lot of mistakes, they sometimes install bad drivers, some are ad-ware supported and may start popping things up on your screen, and you really can't do better than getting them directly from the manufacturer's site.

But "updating" drivers is not always a great idea. If a piece of hardware is working, why risk problems with a new driver? Drivers simply run hardware, like a light-switch, sort of. You wouldn't go through your house and replace all of them unless something was wrong with them, right?

Windows Update also installs drivers if an upgrade is believed to be needed for some reason. Most common hardware is supported.
 

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Have 2 problems - one which appears to be resolved. The big one now is that a malware has taken over my desktop about a week ago. Started with all these popups and a request to me to do a system restore, which I now know is theirs and not Microsofts. System Restore (theirs) said my hard drive was unreadable, and that for a mere $59.95 they could fix it. Of course, I did not buy it, but it has messed up my computer.

The symptoms: 1. Many desktop icons have disappeared (hidden) including Mozilla and Microsoft Word. I know programs are still in there because they do show up on Add/Delete programs listing. 2. When you click Start up and go to All Programs, there is a list of only about 10 programs; obviously I have many more than that. 3. There is a System Restore icon on desktop (as well as on bottom bar) which is obviously theirs; it was not there before.

My other problem was a redirecting of Google searches which developed back in September after the computer had been shut off for three months while I was on vacation. This also had happened back in April and I worked with tetonbob of Tech Support and he got it resolved. This time while waiting for a response from tetonbob, I did a Malwarebytes scan and it detected a number "Hijack" malwares; Upon deletion through Malwarebytes, the redirecting went away, so this one is hopefully resolved.

T

Answer:Malware has hidden desktop icons and program listing on Startup listing-All Programs

Hello Tom,

I don't have time at the moment to guide you, but shall in several hours. In the meantime - whatever you do - do NOT run any tools that will clean the temp directory. Just sit tight and we'll get you through this.

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Kerbal Space Program 1.0 is a Unity application.

It cannot be minimized to the system tray (remains in taskbar after being minimized normally) or hidden by any application.

I went ahead and tested about 15 different programs. These include Iconize, RBTray, 4tray, MagicBossKey, WindowHider, PanicButton...

Every single other application and window I have operate correctly with these programs, including both recent or old programs.

KSP 1.0 is just special however, and refuses to go to the system tray or be hidden under any circumstances.

Any idea why this might be? Is there anything I can do?
 

Answer:Solved: Kerbal Space program, cannot be minimized to system tray or hidden

Welcome to TSG!

First, don't play at work and you won't need to hide it.
Seriously though, why do you need to hide it?
Are you trying to hide the whole game or the HUD?
You can hide the whole task bar if that will get around your boss or whoever.

Did some reading and seems there are several bugs out there for the newer 1.0 version.
There is a chance that someone just forgot to program that feature. Once the game takes focus it just won't let go.

I don't know programming but for those that do, the wiki page says;
Kerbal Space Program is written in C# and uses the Unity engine.Click to expand...

if that will help with a specific program.

After all this research I may actually look into playing this one, looks neat. Lots of bugs to consider though.
Hope you find a sneaky solution, Happy gaming!
 

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Just a quick question - whenever I start up desktop computer (Win 7) - a window opens up :

ProgramData - Micrsoft-Windows - Start Menu - Programs - Startup - OptusWirless Broadband

Why does it do this - I only used Optus Wireless Broadband when I couldnt get access to my own Broadband (eg. in hospital) - I haven't used it for 2 yrs, - How can I stop it from opening?

I'm sure it means nothing and is not necessary?

Judy
 

Answer:Solved: Trying to get rid of a startup program

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I have Nod32, Spyware Doctor Starter, and PC Tools Firewall Plus on my Ultimate desktop, and they just won't show up properly.
I checked the startup entries; there's Nod32kui.exe /WAITSERVICE and FirewallGUI.exe -s and SDTray.exe, and they are all under HKLM:Run.
There's nothing wrong with that, right? But when I log in to my account the tray icons aren't there; I have to start the apps myself.
But before I started the apps manually, I went to Task Manager, show processes from all users, and I FWservice.exe and Nod32krn, but not FirewallGUI.exe and Nod32kui.exe.
After I start the apps manually, those two processes appear.
Is there any way to get the tray apps to start automatically? thanks!

Answer:[SOLVED] Program startup problems

Hi Wox


Likely the fastest cure would simply be to uninstall and then reinstall them. And make sure not to choose any "run-silent" options. Do the uninstalling/reinstalling while disconnected from any networks - otherwise you'd be vulnerable while fixing things.

You might be able to simply root around in their "preferences" and "options" menus to solve the disappearing tray applets issue -- they likely have an option either to run "silently" (with no tray icon) or with the up-front tray applet showing.

If neither idea works, let us know & we can look for a different cure.

Run a few scans, too, just to make sure nothing has corrupted your protectors.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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My Gmail notifier program has disappeared from the startup list. I can re-download it and add it to the startup list - but is there an easy way to add an existing program to the startup group?

Answer:[SOLVED] Add (application) program to startup

Should just be able find the executable file and drag it to the startup folder

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I tried placing one of my favorite programs in the Startup folder but every time it starts it prompts for UAC confirmation. Annoying. Is there a way to get rid of this? (without disabling UAC. at the moment I work around this by completely turning off UAC but I feel nervous about this).

Thanks.
Geoff K.
 

Answer:Solved: Program in Startup folder triggers UAC

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I have been running this program for years. It's called CHOICEMAIL One. It's used for screening out junk emails.
I have it running on two computers and have moved it from Win.xp to Vista, and now to Win7, where it has been working for about 2 years.
On my Satellite Pro with Win/7 I noticed that it wasn't loading at Startup, so I would manually start it and that was OK, but I can't seem to figure out why it doesn't execute at startup?
I ran MSCONFIG to check if it was activated and it is checked to run.
This is the original version I purchased years ago and never bothered to purchase the newer versions since this one works
very well. It just doesn't load at STARTUP.
 

Answer:Solved: Program stopped loading at startup

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Hi, this really isn't an issue, just something Ide like to know and couldn't find anyplace else to post it.

I have a video startup and play automatically when my computer boots up, but then the video window is just left sitting there when the video ends. Is there a way to have the video program close itself completely when the video ends ??

Also is there a way to set up a video to run when a certain programs icon is double clicked on the desktop before the program itself actually runs??

Plmk and thanks,

Dash

Answer:[SOLVED] running a video at startup or before a certain program opens

Instead of having the video launch at startup, you can have a batch program start which then opens the video and after a timer close it.

For the program, under the start location of that shortcut within properties, you can add the video as a secondary application to launch.

For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Videos\Myvideo.mp4"

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I'm not really fluent in M$. I have a couple of programs that load at boot time
that really should wait until the OS / Drivers / Support programs are loaded to
start. Is there any easy way to delay execution until the OS is ready to run?

It curently is running from a registry entry and starts too early. It always fails,
and I have to terminate it, and restart it once the system is able to interact with me.

it appears that Windows XP logs in users before its really ready to
interact with them?

looking for something like runing from rc.local at the end of the
boot startup after everything else has been done.
 

Answer:Solved: How-to ... Delay startup program till OS is ready to run it

Startup Delayer
http://www.r2.com.au/software.php?page=2&show=startdelay

StartRight
http://www.joejoesoft.com/vcms/113/
 

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I use a program called VLC Helper to initiate the bonjour service on my Win 7 PC (as it's no longer working properly - I have spent allot of time trying to resolve that issue).

Using VLC Helper at startup bypasses my problem with ease - however I get the VLC Helper window on my screen at startup, so what I've been trying to find is a utility that can hide application windows that startup with Win7.

I have found a few that either don't work or are for Win98, etc. (HideMastes, HStart, HideWizard)

Have also tried adding "-hide" to the startup shortcut with no luck.

Does anyone have any ideas on this? Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Utility to hide startup program in Win7

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Hey.
I'm trying to get maximum performance out of my computer, which of course includes removing all those small programs that aren't needed on start up.

I've used Windows built-in option for it, and stopped most of the programs.
BUT! There is 1 program that i simply cant get rid of on start up.
It's "TuneUp Utilities 2010".

I've tried using CCleaner's option to remove programs from the startup, cant find this program.
I've tried "Startup Inspector for Windows", same.

It simply starts up when i boot my computer, and takes up quite a bit of resources. I like its features (so i wont uninstall), but i just dont want it to run 24/7. If i wanted to use it, i could simply start it after starting up Windows.

Any help?

Answer:[SOLVED] How to stop a program from booting up on startup? (a bit more advanced than

Hi Moonbloom,

A couple of utilities you can try:

Download WhatInStartup (download link at the bottom of that page), unzip it and run it. Right click the entry for TuneUp and select 'Disable'. Close the window and reboot.

Download Mike Lin's StartupCPL, unzip it and run it. The 'Control Panel' version adds a new item named Startup to your Control Panel, the 'Standalone' version simply runs straight off. Check through the tabs and uncheck all references to Tuneup. Close the window and reboot.

I'm not familiar with that application but is there not an option to disable at startup somewhere in the user control panel?

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When I attempt to open anything with Adobe,it loads the page but then a box comes up with the following message:
Microsoft Visual C++ Debug Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe The application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information. "
Uninstalling and reinstalling Adobe was no help.Be aware,I'm pretty 'puter illiterate.
 

Answer:Solved: Microsoft Visual C++ Debug Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\A

Until more experienced help comes along, leave Adobe uninstalled and try the Free Foxit Reader, it reads PDF files and loads a bit quicker and is lighter on resources and takes a hell of lot less disk space.
Ray
 

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I searched the site for a while and couldn't find an answer.... so I decided to post my question... sorry if this has been asked before.

Somehow every .IFO file on my computer (using XP) has been set to open with notepad as the default.... these files were from movies I've backed up to my computer, and when I burn the movies to a disc they burn properly, but then they won't read correctly when played on the dvd player. At first I thought it was just the type of discs I was using.. but later realized that the problem never occurred before I noticed all the .IFO files as default set to open with notepad.

What I need to know is how to set the properties of my .IFO files to read as Unknown application instead of Notepad.

Thanks ahead of time to anyone who can help.
 

Answer:Solved: Change program default to Unknown Program???

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Question: Hidden Program

I just created a new user profile as my old profile was corrupt. I tried re-installing Launch Manager from Acer, but it says I can't install it because the folder already exists. It is not appearing in Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

Should I install Revo?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Hidden Program

Is there a folder for it in C:\Program Files\ ?

This says the uninstaller is located here C:\Windows\UNINSTLMv4.EXE LMv4.UNI

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Question: Hidden program?

Hello,
I was wondering how you can hide an application from another application. The only example I can currently think of is for exmaple a virus hiding from a anti-virus. (No I don't want to make a virus -.-)

It is obviously possible since it has been done, but how? Is there an option in the default windows or is there a way to write a application to have it do this?

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Question: Hidden XP program

Just a heads-up about this one. A friend of mine who is a computer novice (she's lucky she can check email, no joke) downloaded this program and thought she would gain some knowledge on how to tweak her system. Yeah, she tweaked it all right........straight to the fabled "Blue Screen of Death". It took several hours and a fair amount of money to fix her computer. Guess what I'm trying to say is UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING, don't mess around with something like this. I'm not an expert Geek, but I'm almost sure the most skilled computer geniuses have done at least one dumb thing in their lives with software. I know I have, just ask my tech! He LOVES to tease me about some of the bonehead moves I've executed in the past. Anyone have stories to tell about user-induced software foul-ups?? Don't be shy; fess up. LOL
 

Answer:Hidden XP program

My first hands on computer... i386 w/ windows 3.1, with a 2400 baud modem. I had just started my RPG gaming venture, (which is still going strong). Well I hot a new game and wanted to play it, but there wasn't enough HD space.... So I began deleting..... and deleting.... and deleting... and deleting. :cry Eventually I came to the Windows folder..... well that seemed to be the largest of all, so what the heck, if I delete this one, I'LL HAVE ENOUGH SPACE!!!! :cry :cry so that was the end of that computer. My next computer, a few weeks later..... I somehow renamed the name of the HD, and everytime I tried to install anything, it would say location not found..... eventually my uncle came over and fixed the second one back up, but the 386 was toast. I was only... maybe 6-8 at the time.
 

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Question: hidden program

Hi Tech Support Guy,.
Some times when I shut down the computer an end program box pops up for a second or two. The program closing is Shellcon hidden win...... What is this? Is it a Virus ? I run firewall and anti virus programs.
 

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Question: Hidden Program

When I attempt to turn off my computer an "End Program" window appears entitled "Shell Icon Hidden Program". Is this a cause for concern and can i fix it? I cannot find what it relates to. I use Windows XP service pack 2.
 

Answer:Hidden Program

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Question: Hidden program

ok man i ddin't post the first post but i need help cus i have a hidden program this is my log file.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:01:48, on 18/02/2007
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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\RemoteControl\RcMan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Xfire\Xfire.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
E:\Teamspeak2_RC2\TeamSpeak.e... Read more

Answer:Hidden program

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Question: Hidden Program

I have shut down a program, and it is not visible in Task Manager, but it is still running and I cannot shut it down unless I close the computer.
How can I find this hidden program to shut it down?

Answer:Hidden Program

Care to share what the program is? And if it's not in Task Manager how do you know it's still running, if you shut it down? With so little to go on anything I would suggest would be a total guess.

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Question: Hidden Program

I just created a new user profile as my old profile was corrupt. I tried re-installing Launch Manager from Acer, but it says I can't install it because the folder already exists. It is not appearing in Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

Should I install Revo?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Hidden Program

Is there a folder for it in C:\Program Files\ ?

This says the uninstaller is located here C:\Windows\UNINSTLMv4.EXE LMv4.UNI

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Question: Hidden Program

I was using this program, but when malware bytes entered it disappeared over the restart...

it won't show up on add/remove, all programs or the desktop

but it will show up when i right click a file and open it with that certain program
 

Answer:Hidden Program

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I have program files to several files on my PC. But when I try to run the programs it doesn't run. Hmm... I can't find the setup files either. Is there a way to reinstall the programs so they work? I don't have the install disks but I have the complete files..
 

Answer:Solved: Program files there but program doesn't run

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I have W7 IE and have downloaded a word processing program (AbiWord) which I want to add to list of Default Programs. Can anyone tell me how to get this program added to the default list? Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot add program to default program list

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Hi!

Im looking for a program sync program between my two computers that just sync via internet everything that I don't have on the other computer. I want one of the computers to be the "master" so everything on that computer copies to the other computer but not the contrary.

Every tip is better than nothing so just spam me with diferent programs..

Thanks in advance.

Note:
The headline is a bit wrong, sorry for that.
 

Answer:Solved: Backup program and sync program

Hi,
Some well written info at Tech Support Alert for free progs, hope it's of use:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-folder-synchronization-utility.htm

Richard
 

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Hello,
I recently had Open Vpn installed on my computer remotely. To connect to my computer they had me install a remoter login program called Team viewer. When I look for the program in my program list to remove it, its not there. How do I find and remove this program?

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Removal of program thats not in the program list

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Hello.
I like to block a program update and I blocked it via Windows firewall, But I guess the program use another program for update and when I click on the update button in program then it can see the Internet. How can I find the program that this program using
for update itself?

Thank you.

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Hi, a week ago, my website was defaced (smf forum) I asked for support to my server and smf community, smf support tell me that the problem should be in server, server tell me that the problem should be in smf or my computer... so, I scan my computer:
 
I have 4 OS in my computer (XP, 7x86, 7x64 and 8) in different partitions, but which more use is XP, so, I scan XP machine with combofix, malwarebytes and my antivirus (nod 32) and nothing found, then I went to another operating system (7x64) and scan all partitions with nod32, but nothing found, then I went to another SO (Win 8) and install karspersky 2013 and scan all partitions again, and again, nothing found...
 
actualy, my site is down because no one could give me an explanation of how the site was hacked or assure that will not happen again, so I came to ask if I might have a virus or something that is not detected.
 
Regards

Answer:Can I be infected and no program to detect it?

Hello
 
Out of interest, was your SMF forum software completely up to date when you got hacked? Were all of your plugins or addons up to date?
 
Richard

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As well as other specs, like the ms and such. I bought a mouse from China on Ebay for about 8$ new. The specs say its the same as the death adder, but I have my doubts. I am sure its still a good mouse for the price, but Im curious how good is it? I wanna know did they copy paste the death adder specs or did I really get a smoking deal on this mouse?

here is the mouse btw
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281014362846?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

p.s. the damn dragon light is blinding me while I type, can I turn it off with software?

p.s.s. the middle mouse wheel is slow hmm (compared to my old mouse)
 

Answer:What program can I use to detect my mouse DPI?

It seems hard to believe that the sensor would be the same.. But I have no ideas on how to actually test.
 

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DDS Logs for topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/485266/can-i-be-infected-and-no-program-to-detect-it/#entry2976585:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.11.2
Run by Nico at 13:02:15 on 2013-02-20
#Option MBR scan  is disabled.
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.54.3082.18.2941.1878 [GMT -3:00]
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AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6.0 *Enabled/Updated* {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
D:\Programas\Multimedia\X800 TVPro\Remote.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\NetLimiter 2 Pro\nlsvc.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\NetLimiter 2 Pro\NLClient.exe
D:\Programas\Internet\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\Programas\Internet\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
D:\Programas\Multimedia\X800 TVPro\X800 TVPro.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -... Read more

Answer:Can I be infected and no program to detect it?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.
 
If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.
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Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:
Link 1
Link 2
IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
Disable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware 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.
Some Rookit infection may damage your boot sector. The Windows Recovery Console may be needed to restore it. Do not bypass this installation. You may regret it.

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

O... Read more

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From the lead news story click hereWould Windows Defender block or cleanse botnet infection?

Answer:Best program to detect 'botnets'?

Go to the relevant Defenders website and post a query there

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Ok so I after starting up my computer today i realized my program files folder is missing, i dont know what to do, im not a noob, i did show hidden folders and still nothing, i dont have a system restore point witch sucks, if i type C;\program fiels into the address bar it comes up... and i hit properties and it says its hidden, but i cant uncheck hidden, i have no idea whats going on, all my programs work perfectly
 

Answer:Program files hidden :(

Reboot in Safe mode - I'm assuming XP?! - and find same folder. Right click - properties and go to security tab and see if you can change permissions. If you can , then allow user (or whatever log on you have) full control of folder and ensure it's not hidden.
 

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I have a somewhat strange situation where a family member was living with us and may have maliciously put a program on my computer so that he can watch everything I'm doing and have access to all my files. It's known that he did this to another family member and since he's a programmer he wrote the program himself. Is it still possible to figure out by using Hijackthis or other utilities whether or not the computers on my network are safe or they've been tampered with?

I'm willing to format/reload windows on each computer but I'd like to know for sure if they have been compromised. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Here's my TSG report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 3:47:28 PM, on 9/13/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17280)

FIREFOX: 31.0 (x86 en-US)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\Version9\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\ToolboxFX\bin\HPTLBXFX.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBook... Read more

Answer:Possible hack or hidden program

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How would I find a program that is running in the background and is hidden from the task manager? my friend decided to put an auto-clicker on my laptop and hide it, so i cant find it. ive tried using programs that show all processes, but nothing has appeared. ive looked through msconfig, but theres nothing suspicious. the startup folder is empty. my documents, %temp%, and other folders dont have any files in them that dont belong. ive unhidden the folders, so if it were hidden using properties, i should see it, but i dont. what else can i do?

Answer:Finding hidden program

Try Autoruns.

Manage Hidden Windows Processes, Services, DLLs, StartUp Applications with Microsoft’s Sysinternals AutoRuns

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hi all,

a friend of mine was showing me about 'super silent manager' which can be put on computers without the person knowing about it. Unfortunatly though i have a feeling that as he was showing me stuff, he put it on my computer. Now i need help to try and find out if it is or not. I know when the 'super client manager' on the 'watched' computer is installed it is supposed to hide itself away so noone knows its there. So where would i start to look to see if he has connected through my IP address or not, or if it is indeed been put on or not.

Thank you for any help

Andy
 

Answer:How can i find hidden program?

Sounds like a RAT, maybe a good rootkit scan would find it - but don't bank on it, some of the remote access tools out there are super-stealthy
 

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I am running W 8.1 and after a fee problems I have reinstalled all my programs except Corel Video Studio Pro X8 64bit. I now find that it says it is already installed. I cannot find it in Programs and Features to uninstall it and reinstall. I have only limited computer experience and have not idea how to locate this hidden program. Any help would be great.
 

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Hello every one ;
IE 6 , is trying to reach internet by itself , I tried to find what is up but cannot figure what is the problem.
Hijackthis gave nothing .
antivirus also found nothing .
when I remove the process from the Task Manager ,it comes back .
firewall alert that IE want to reach some IP using EDM remote port 3460 .
OS:Windows XP .
help needed if any one knows about this problem ????

Thanx
 

Answer:Hidden Program Control IE

Probelm Solved.........thanks to Superantispyware
 

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I'm having a problem with my services.exe process hanging and utilising 100% CPU.
It happens probably every hour or so and lasts about 30 seconds and freezes computer.

I am running Win2K SP4.

I have Avast anti-virus, Spybot, Spysweeper, AVG spyware and anti-rootkit, A Squared and Ad-Aware all installed with nothing showing up.

If anyone could help i'd be very grateful
Thanks in advance
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HJT log is as follows :

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:37:52, on 02/10/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\YPOPs\YPOPs.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Windows User\Desktop\UTILITIES\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://play.www.setanta.servecast.net/setanta/uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.wanadoo.co.uk
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper... Read more

Answer:Hidden Program running

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Hi, i just updated my Windows 10 Pro x64 with Anniversary update and now i have Program Files x86 as hidden folder.
Why? Programs are working fine, but can i somehow make it visible as before?

Thanks for reply.

Answer:Program files x86 hidden

Hello LamaObecna, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You can run the command below in an elevated command prompt to unhide that folder.

attrib -h -s "%ProgramFiles(x86)%"

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There is a program on my computer called spassist.exe it is in a folder called SoftPlanet Software Assistant. I would like to uninstall, remove it get off my computer it constantly tries to update programs on my computer. The problem is there is know uninstall
folder for the program. It doesn't show up under the control panel app, uninstall a program. How is this possible I have deleted the folder and file and restarted my computer only to see it right back running on startup. I cant even keep it from running on
startup because it doesn't show on the list of startup programs. Actually the only reason I was able to find the folder and program file is becasue it popped up as a task and process under task manager. A little help would be appreciated.

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The other day, I downloaded a trial/demo program called Defencegate Smartfix, and it didn't seem to want to work on my computer, so I uninstalled it. This is were the problem comes in. Checked Add/Remove on XP Home, and noted program was there. I then used the programs own uninstaller, and everything looked as though it had deleted from the system.Turning on the computer today, and it appears as though the program is still on the computer, yet Add/Remove (and everything else except start-up!) seems to suggest the program is still lurking and partially activating itself. Any suggestion of where to look next,or how to clear the program, would be appreciated.

Answer:Getting rid of unwanted (hidden!) program

Hi Spuds,been a while.Have you tried removing in safemode,you may have to reinstall the program.Alternatively,you may have to take ownership of any files that will not uninstall click here

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I am trying to uninstall Memeo Backup sw. I have gone through the Windows Vista Programs and Features using "Uninstall, Change or Repair" to uninstall DOES NOT uninstall it. I downloaded and installed the 30-day trial of Revo Uninstaller and it DOES NOT detect it in its list of installed programs. How do I uninstall this software? HELP!

Answer:revo uninstaller does not detect program

Do a restore point to time before the install.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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I've just bought this second-hand Clevo W230ST with Windows 8.1 Pro on it and I can't live with it (I really can't, there is too much interfering with quick access to PC essentials and I haven't got time to become familiar with it) - but I can't install Windows 7 via DVD because it gets past the language selection and then says there's a driver or drivers missing - nothing more than that, no clue as to which.

There are a number of unknown devices in Device Manager and I don't know how to find out what they are (2 PCI devices, SM Bus Controller and an 'unknown device'), so I wondered if there is a program which I can run and will detect my hardware and install drivers for it. I'm so desperate I don't even mind if it's not free

Clevo don't seem to have a package, you have to select individual device drivers - and they haven't got any called PCI-anything.

I'm asking here because (1) I don't know where to turn, and (2) Seven Forums have been very helpful in the past, but I need something compatible with Windows 8.1.

Answer:Is there a program which will detect and install drivers?

Try---

DriverMax

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Is there a program to detect if someone downloads pics or other material off of my website? Thanks
 

Answer:A program to detect downloads from website

review the web server ACCESS log. EVERY file served to the users is logged there.
 

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aside from the trick of false file extension naming ( ie...photo.jpg.pif) is there a way to embed something malicious into a graphic file? I was reading about this happening but I think it was a case of using a "thumbnail" of a picture as a hyperlink to something malicious...even though the thumbnail appeared to be labeled with a normal file extension.

To the best of anyone's knowledge, are actual graphic files still relatively safe?

Thanks
 

Answer:hidden app or program in graphic file

Hi, Relatively- yes. Possible to be infected- yes, unless you are not patched against a vulnerability described here:

http://antivirus.about.com/od/securitytips/a/jpgflaw.htm

"""The exploits take advantage of a flaw in the way Microsoft applications process JPEG image files, a common format for displaying images on the Web. Microsoft designated the flaw a "critical" problem and released a software patch for it, MS04-028, on September 14. A Windows user would have to open a JPEG file that had been modified to trigger the flaw using a wide range of applications, such as the Internet Explorer Web browser or Outlook e-mail client.

The exploits create a JPEG file formatted to trigger an overflow in a common Windows component called Gdiplus.dll, used by Windows, Internet Explorer, Outlook, and other applications, says Elia Florio, a computer engineer living in Rome who created the exploits and posted them to Full Disclosure."""

I would say that infection could then be passed to other vulnerable machines....through emails?

The Perrun virus was back in 2002- which could exploit IE 5.5 even though you ran another browser-

There is a link about Perrun at above site.

Keep up with Windows Updates and run a well-updated group of malware detectors, preventers and an antivirus program, and a firewall.
 

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Hello, first of all English is not my first language so I hope you can understand me.

This is about my mothers computer:
Two years ago (or maybe a little longer)I placed a (formatted) hardisk from my computer in my mothers new computer. I didn't know there was a virus still on the harddisk. My mothers computer got extreme slow in just a couple of ours. I removed the placed harddisk but the computer stayed slow. I formatted the main harddisk (many times) used a lot of virusscans. But they end op finding nothing. They just crash or take too long to scan.

I tried everything like fixmbr and formatting over and over.

When i scanned it with MGER It found this file: Library C:\Program (*** hidden *** ) @ C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE [1064]

Also should I tell that I didn't install anything other than the drivers for the computer to function (from the official cd's, MCaffee, but the program slowed everything down to an extreme. I couldn't use any other program so I removed the virusscan again.

Also: when I fixed the MBR a warning said that the MBR was not the standard MBR.

CPU get's high a few times of the day. And keeps that way for ours, while no program is running and no windows update.

I don't know what other detailes to give you. I hope you can help me because I'm kinda desperade.

Thank you.

Answer:C:\Program (*** hidden *** ) @ C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

Hello and Welcome to the forums!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 31. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the runn... Read more

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I want to reinstall Norton Systemworks 2002. I need to do this after having had a virus, eliminated it, and reinstalled Windows.

However I cannot do it without uninstalling Norton Antivirus first. The Systemworks setup program tells me this.

Problem is that, when I go to Control Panel Uninstall/Change, neither the Norton Systemworks or Antivirus icons are in there.

When I look for them in Search they are all there but I don't know how to get them into the Uninstall Window. I cannot drag an icon into it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Len
 

Answer:Uninstalling - Hidden Program Icon in Xp

I found my own answer in the AntiVirus Help File. Here it is for any of you in a similar situation (That new virulent [email protected] virus disables Norton Systemworks but they have a downloadable removal tool):

To uninstall Norton AntiVirus

Once you begin uninstalling Norton AntiVirus, you will not be able to access this help information. You should print out these instructions before beginning the uninstall.
Note: During uninstall, Windows may indicate that it is installing software. This is a general Microsoft installer message and can be disregarded.

1 On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Programs > Norton AntiVirus > Uninstall Norton AntiVirus.

2 Click Remove to confirm that you want to uninstall the product.

3 Click Next.

4 If you have files in Quarantine, you are asked if you want to delete them. Select one of the following:

Yes. Deletes the Quarantined files from your computer.
No. Leaves the Quarantined files on your computer, but they are inaccessible. To repair or submit the files to Symantec for analysis, reinstall Norton AntiVirus.

5 Click Finish.

6 Click Yes to restart your computer.

7 If you have no other Symantec products on your computer, you should also uninstall LiveUpdate and LiveReg.

To uninstall LiveReg and LiveUpdate

1 Do one of the following:

On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
On the Windows XP taskbar, click Start > Control Panel.

2 In the Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Prog... Read more

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After finishing up with combofix and resolving a few issues, I have run into a small issue. programdata is showing now and I would like it hidden. Ive changed the settings to hide hidden folders but it is still showing up. Does anyone know how to hide this folder.

Answer:C:\Program data Not hidden After Using ComboFix

So I reinstalled combofix and after uninstalling it again, I was then able to apply the hidden attribute to the file. Dont know why it wouldnt allow it before, but the issue is resolved.

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Hi Guys,

this is my hijackthis Log.
i suspect there's something running in the background that's causing PC to hang halfway thru running.
i've done the usual Adaware, Trendmicro and AVG scan.
I also have spybot S&D running.
could you point me to a program that i can use? to scan for hidden TSR?
Thanks


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:45:24 PM, on 5/21/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http:///
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GSICONEXE] GSICON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLAGENTEXE] DSLAGENT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaU... Read more

Answer:Hidden (Sith) program in background?

I dont think you will find anything but give this ago.


Download SILENT RUNNERS to a new folder,... Unzip if Zipped, and run the Silent Runners.vbs file.
Open the "Startup Programs.txt" file it creates, and copy/paste the contents to this post, please.
The "Startup Programs.txt" file will be in the folder you ran the "Silent Runners.vbs" file from.

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When my dialup connection is connected even if I am not browsing I see sent and received bytes. If I leave it open even if I don't use any browsing, the sent and received grows high without any limit, to many megabytes. This is making my internet connection very costly. Please help.

Answer:hidden program eating my bandwidth

Why are you using a dial-up connection ?I stopped using one in 2001 not long after a high speed ADSL connection became available in my area. It was cheaper than paying for the dial-up ISP's service plus a second phone line connection for the computer.Do a FULL scan of your system with whatever anti-malware program you have.Download the free version of Malwarebytes, install it, run a FULL scan of your system, have it Remove everything it finds.The free version of Malwarebytes does not update itself after it's initial installation. When you use it after the day it was installed, click on the Update tab, Update it, THEN run a FULL scan.

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Hi, I got a virus from internet, he are acting like an anti virus program named Anti virus Action. I can't use AVG or Iobitz to kill it. Continuously, he displays a message "You are infected, Do you want to install the anti virus now? And connected my laptop by internet to a website with different anti-virus programs to buy. I identified the files in the Control Panel, but I cannot remove it. In Safe mode, I can use all programs, but I couldn't remove it either. Any suggestion? or I need to proceed and format the hard disk?. Thanks!

Answer:I got a virus hidden like antivirus program.

Use the search option to find anything with that name. Delete the files found and remove any related registry files. Also try download Avast and malewarebytes.I always use avast its a good AV and has a small footprint.

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Good evening all, I hope you can help me work out what's going on with my laptop! I am concerned I have picked up some kind of malware, but not sure.

As of about 1 week ago, I started getting some odd behaviour on shutdown. After selecting "log off" or "turn off", an End Task dialog box appears with the following message:

"Program xxx is not responding." with an option to "End Task".

Where xxx is always a 3-character name, apparently composed of random letters and numbers, and different with each session. I have noticed that within a single session, if I cancel the shutdown and then try again, I get the same program name not responding. Examples of the names include "188", "d88", "b5c" and similar. I've checked Task Manager and cannot find any process with this name running - which really worries me, as I can't imagine anything harmless would hide itself like this. I've also looked in the "Add/remove Programs" dialog and nothing matching the names I've seen is listed there either.

I've been running ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ZoneLabs ZoneAlarm free version for the last couple of years. This problem started about a week ago when NOD32 began warning that my license was about to expire. At this point I hunted around a bit to see if NOD32 was still the best solution, uninstalled NOD32 and installed a trial version of G Data Antivirus. This required me to uninstall ZoneAlarm. G Data found nothing... Read more

Answer:Win XP Pro SP3: Hidden program 'not responding' on shutdown

Please disregard; I have since reformatted / repartitioned this computer and no longer have the problem.

Reinstalling Windows is right painful though, especially the upgrade to IE8.

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I have been having a vexing problem with certain programs e.g. the master volume control program (on my system tray) do not open up on my screen, but rather seem ?to fly off? to the far left end out of my screen where I am unable to drag or adjust anything. I see the program open on my task bar below but there is nothing in front of me.
I have dual monitors but I don?t think that is the issue since the program opens on my left screen and 'flies off' to the far left. I don't see anything on my right screen. I hope I am clear in explaining the issue. Any idea?s or suggestions?
Many thanks,
Nathan

Answer:When opening a program, it is hidden from screen

Where is your Taskbar, on the screen where "it" flies left? Sounds "it" is being sent to your primary screen or the Taskbar is left.

I suspect that Taskbar items, like the Volume Control in the Taskbar Tray can only be used from the screen with the Taskbar, or only on your primary screen.

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A porn dialer has been downloaded onto my computer. At start-up it says that a program is requesting information from some site and how do I want to connect. I thought I had the dialer removed, but now my computer will not shut-down. I've been working on this for hours and I'm down to my last straw.

Three finger salute shows that the "System Idle Process" is clicking along using a lot of CPU. To top everything off, the dialer is still there.

I've run spybot and killed everything is showed. Below is my HiJack log, can anybody help me out here???

Thanks in advance!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.94.0
Scan saved at 7:30:56 PM, on 6/7/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL=http://www.emachines.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page=C:\WINDOWS\System32\blank.htm
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page=%SystemRoot%\system32\blank.htm
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [REGSHAVE] C:\P... Read more

Answer:[Resolved] Please help!!! Hidden dialer program

Check and have Hijack This fix the following:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [XiD] "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\mmx.exe"
Now restart your computer, and delete the C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\mmx.exe file.

Good luck,
 

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I have some cpu issues. When i open task manager , secretly my cpu usage goes low from 100% to like 50% max.

Answer:Hidden program which takes alot of CPU

Not sure if this will help, the only help I can offer is to get the Processes and their CPU usage, outside of task manager, using some VBA code. All you will need to do is:Open ExcelPress and old 'Alt' then tap 'F11'In the new window double click on '"sheet1' in the left hand object viewerWhen you see the white space paste the code belowYou can then run the code by selecting 'Run > Run Sub\Userform"The only thing you will need to do is, select the entire 'F' column and merge itWhat the code will do is:1) List all running processes in column 'A'2) List the CPU usage of each process in column 'B' Sorted by highest3) List all processes with a usage over zero in column 'F' sorted by highesteach time you run it, lists A and B will be cleared and rebuilt, but list F will grow. if you run it a few times you will be able to examine the entries in column F to see if there is any process consistently occurring...... This may not be absolutely accurate but it will give you an indication. *****CODE BELOW****** Sub GetRunningProcesses()

Dim iCounter

Sheet1.Columns(1).EntireColumn.Clear
Sheet1.Columns(2).EntireColumn.Clear

Sheet1.Range("A1").Value = "Process Name"
Sheet1.Range("B1").Value = "CPU Usage"

strComputer = "."

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set objRefresher = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemRefresher")

Set colItems = objRefresher.AddEnum _
(objWMIService, "Win32_Perf... Read more

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Hello, I am try to troubleshoot a friends computer for them, they are using windows xp pro. they installed some new printer drivers and now the files in the program files menu don't show up. The directory structure is there and you can open the program tree but when you open a folder, the box that wouldn normally show the program and other links is empty, and you can see through it. When I hover my pointer over where the icons/links should be it show the popup of their location but clicking it wont open anything. Anyone have any idea what the problem is?

Answer:Hidden Program Files contents

Try a system restore to previous date

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My first post, so welcome everyone.

I had a virus, which I deleted with Spybot S&D and Eset Nod32 antivirus (it may not have been removed completely). For now the infected PC is not connected to the internet.

I found the virus and started scan by looking into msconfig. I saw two objects:

element: _scott_-{97BAE4-4CF2-5FFC-B9DB 1D 1D324E}
localisation: C:\Users\Mikaka\AppData\Roaming\_scott_css.exe

element: _scott_vrc
localisation: C:\Program Files\_scott_svchost.exe

The program files folder is hidden by the virus, you go to C: and it is not there. What can I do about it?? Its not hidden through the standard windows hidden files (I have showing of hidden files enabled, and I still cannot see it).

I tried combofix but it doesn't work for OS higher then XP, how can I restore my Program Files folder?? Help
The Program Files is still there (programs that are installed there are working, and you can find things there through search in start menu, but you cannot see the folder itself).

Infected computer:
Intel Core2Duo E4500 2.20GHz @ 2.20GHz
3 GB GoodRAM 800
Gigabyte GA-P35-S3
NVIDIA Geforce 8600 GTS 256 MB
Sound Blaster X-FI Gamer
250 + 500GB Seagate Discs
Windows 7 build 7229

Here is a screenshot of my C: drive
http://img208.imageshack.us/i/przechwytywaniek.png/

Help!

Answer:Hidden program files folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mikaka


My first post, so welcome everyone.

I had a virus, which I deleted with Spybot S&D and Eset Nod32 antivirus (it may not have been removed completely). For now the infected PC is not connected to the internet.

I found the virus and started scan by looking into msconfig. I saw two objects:

element: _scott_-{97BAE4-4CF2-5FFC-B9DB 1D 1D324E}
localisation: C:\Users\Mikaka\AppData\Roaming\_scott_css.exe

element: _scott_vrc
localisation: C:\Program Files\_scott_svchost.exe

The program files folder is hidden by the virus, you go to C: and it is not there. What can I do about it?? Its not hidden through the standard windows hidden files (I have showing of hidden files enabled, and I still cannot see it).

I tried combofix but it doesn't work for OS higher then XP, how can I restore my Program Files folder?? Help
The Program Files is still there (programs that are installed there are working, and you can find things there through search in start menu, but you cannot see the folder itself).

Infected computer:
Intel Core2Duo E4500 2.20GHz @ 2.20GHz
3 GB GoodRAM 800
Gigabyte GA-P35-S3
Sound Blaster X-FI Gamer
250 + 500GB Seagate Discs
Windows 7 build 7229

Here is a screenshot of my C: drive
Imageshack - 001arn2.jpg

Help!



First welcome to sevenforums.

Ok if you had a dos disk this would be easy. boot from dos cd.. program folder, etc. do you have something that you can boot from outside win 7?
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I'm having some problems with adware and malware right now. My computer has two main users on it and when I log on second, all my programs crash. This includes Firefox, MSN, and some background programs. If my programs aren't crashing, Internet Explorer is firing off all kinds of annoying adware in the background, running sound ads that I can hear but not see. Closing iexplore.exe in my task manager fixes this, but I want the adware gone.Anyhow, here's my logfile from hijackthis:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:31:48 AM, on 1/8/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\PROGRA~1... Read more

Answer:Program crashes and hidden IE adware

Hi CandicksI apologize for the delay in response to your thread.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate you letting us know.. If not please follow these instructions:Step 1Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to ... Read more

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I just recently purchased a new program for my computer and everytime I try to run it, it says that it cannot start up because it cannot detect a sound card. I have an earlier version of said program and I have had no problems with it regarding sound. Is there any possible way I can make the program run with just the mb sound that I have already, or must I go and purchase a seperate sound card?
 

Answer:A program of mine will not detect a sound card...

You havent said what software it is, what windows version you have, and what sound card you have.
 

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hi !

i found this on TWC-forum:

"The independent Malware Research Group started an interesting series of tests on September 1.
19 well-known security programs were challenged to a "duel" with ten of the most dangerous and
widely spread Malware pests.

At the start of September 2010 the Malware Research Group confronted 19 well-known security programs with 10 hand-picked types of widely spread Malware. These Malware programs were the latest versions of well-known pests and were all classified as highly threatening. "

Only one program detected all pests without exception: Emsisoft Anti-Malware

more info at TWC-forum: Emsisoft Anti-Malware only one to detect all malware in independent MRG Test

Anti-Malware Reviews - A collection of reviews, tests, awards and personal opinions of anti-malware software.
once again Emsisoft Anti-Malware (EAM), previously known as a-squared (a2), "wins" an antimalware test.
more info about previous awards: a-squared Anti-Malware Tests and Reviews

there is also a FREE version of Emsisoft Anti-Malware without realtime-protection: Emsisoft Anti-Malware - Best protection against Viruses, Trojan Horses, Spyware, Worms, Dialers, Adware, Keyloggers and Rootkits
you can test the FULL version for 33 days, then it turns into the FREE version.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware (EAM) can be used together with most other Antivirus / Antimalware-programs, although you (might) have to change the settings for the "FileGuard&... Read more

Answer:EmsisoftAntiMalware the ONLY program to detect ALL Malware in a test !

Results: MRG Product Comparison ? Malware Research Group

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I'm having trouble with my broadband

Is there a program that monitors and keeps stats of how many times I get a lost connection?

Thanks
OM
 

Answer:Program to detect number of internet drops

What exactly are you trying to see? Assuming your have verified your home network (if you have one), then contact your ISP. The modem logs connectivity (to the ISP). If you are losing connectivity to your network, that's not a "broadband" issue.
 

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I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, 4GB, 64 bit and consistently check for errors via Comodo Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes and Glary 3 Utilities.  For a while now, the computer is very slow at startup.  I have no idea what startup programs SHOULD be running vs. what programs ARE.  I recently looked at the list of Programs in my CP and noticed a "Rating_Workstation_Basic" program.  I have no idea what this is and where it came from.  When I attempted to uninstall it, it tried to "reinstall" it to no avail.
 
Can you help?  I think this is a Trojan...UGH!

Answer:Slow start up - detect Rating_Workstation_Basic program ???

 
Let's have a look for malware..
 
  Install and run MBAM
Information about MBAM: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-malwarebytes-anti-malware-tutorial
If this scan has been done, please post the the log into your next reply.
    Running TDSSKiller to obtain log
 
Note: Don't cure or delete a threat, but choose skip for all instead.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

In the Additional options: Check Detect TDLFS file system
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

Choose for all threats to Skip for all of them.
Click Continue
Please post the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)
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  ESET Online Scanner
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Note: If your AV is blocking Eset online scanner, please temporarily disable your AV.
 
I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan This process may may take several hours, that is normal.
Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
Click the  button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download t... Read more

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Hi, I've had this virus on my computer for about a month now and I can't seem to get rid of it. Avast and AVG didn't catch all of it. Some of the files it caught were named winupdate and Skynet. When I try to run my computer in safe mode, I get a blue screen. I wasn't able to access the task manager up until today (was getting the task manager is disabled by your admin message). I'm about ready to give up on this computer so any help is very much appreciated.

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kimberly Lam at 19:23:37.25 on Thu 09/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.446 [GMT -7:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
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Answer:Please Help! AntiVirus Program Can't Detect SKYNET Virus

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Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, log keystrokes, steal critical system information, and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Please read this: How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud, and CC Fraud?

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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I'm looking for UPS power management software that will send a text or email in the event of a power failure. I have an APC Backups XS1300 UPS. Do you know of any third-party software that works with any brand UPS?

Answer:UPS detect power failure notification program

Have you put the question to APC? They may have a version of their software that they use with their rack mount server UPS's that might have email alerts and they might be reasonable about giving or selling you the rights to use it.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Hi i want to create an image of my drive. but all sites tell me to use the W7 program hidden in W8.
Norton Ghost is not compatible. Im putting in a new motherboard and i want a backup of this old set up.

Answer:No (windows 7) restore program supposedly hidden in W8

Originally Posted by 20guage


Hi i want to create an image of my drive. but all sites tell me to use the W7 program hidden in W8.
Norton Ghost is not compatible. Im putting in a new motherboard and i want a backup of this old set up.



Macrium Reflect, is compliant with 8.1 and UEIF GPT

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Kerbal Space Program 1.0 is a Unity application.

It cannot be minimized to the system tray (remains in taskbar after being minimized normally) or hidden by any application.

I went ahead and tested about 15 different programs. These include Iconize, RBTray, 4tray, MagicBossKey, WindowHider, PanicButton...

Every single other application and window I have operate correctly with these programs, including both recent or old programs.

KSP 1.0 is just special however, and refuses to go to the system tray or be hidden under any circumstances.

Any idea why this might be? Is there anything I can do?
 

Answer:Program cannot be minimized to system tray or hidden

closing duplicate, please respond at the original thread at http://forums.techguy.org/games/1147500-kerbal-space-program-cannot-minimized.html.

thanks,

v
 

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I'm making another partition of my Lenovo 3000 N200, when I tried to delete the created partition I accidentally reformated the hidden partition that contains the defualt recovery program. Now I can't start Windows vista and during the boot process I encountered this message " Interrupted Operation: Insert the Recovery CD or other recovery media and reboot your pc. How can restore my notebook back into its factory default?is there anything I can do to recover my files?

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I've read many posts about hidden icons or icons showing wrong images etc, but my problem seem to be different from others.
When I log on after a reboot, I only see the search icon and the Task View icon in the task bar even though I have several other programs pinned.
If I open a pinned program I see it in the task bar and have the option to unpin the r-click menu, but if I close it, the icon disappears again.
If I open a program that is not pinned, and I r-click and pin the program, the task bar seems to 'refresh' and suddenly I see all my pinned programs in the task bar - and they all work when clicking on them.

Can anyone tell me how I can make the task bar show the pinned programs without having to pin a new program after every reboot?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Taskbar icons hidden until new program is pinned

bump

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I just managed to take off both the Win7Recovery virus AND a TDSS virus off my Win7 Ultimate computer using Malwarebytes, TDSSkiller, Rkill, and SpybotSD. However, almost all of the links/shortcuts in Start-->All Programs are not visible (ie: showing (empty)). I ran unhide.exe but it did not help. I am able to view documents, and open them, but can't find the programs anywhere (like Word, Excel, etc). I ran SystemLook as has been suggested and get the log below. Please help!

SystemLook 04.09.10 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 17:01 on 23/06/2011 by Nisha
Administrator - Elevation successful

========== dir ==========

C:\Users\Nisha\AppData\Local\Temp\smtmp - Parameters: "/s"

---Files---
None found.

C:\Users\Nisha\AppData\Local\Temp\smtmp\1 d------ [20:05 22/06/2011]

C:\Users\Nisha\AppData\Local\Temp\smtmp\1\Programs d------ [20:05 22/06/2011]

C:\Users\Nisha\AppData\Local\Temp\smtmp\1\Programs\CCleaner d------ [20:05 22/06/2011]

C:\Users\Nisha\AppData\Local\Temp\smtmp\1\Programs\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware d------ [20:05 22/06/2011]

-= EOF =-

Answer:Start Menu Program Files Hidden

Unfortunately, backup files are not present, so you'll have to restore all items manually.You can restore the defaults for the Start Menu and Administrative Tools as follows:Windows 7: Restore Default Shortcuts in Start Menu All ProgramsVista: Restore Default Shortcuts in Start Menu ProgramsRestore the Administrative Tools folder with vista_ultimate_admintools.zip=====================================================================================To manually recreate "All Programs" entries, follow these steps...Download App PathsDouble click on AppPaths.exe to run the program.Keep the program open.In this example I'll recreate an entry for Avast antivirus program.Go Start>All Programs.Right click on Avast entry, click "Properties".NOTE. Make sure, you right click on Avast program, NOT on Avast folder.You'll see this window:Due to the damage caused by the infection, you'll find "Target" box empty.Go back to AppPaths window and find Avast entry.Right click on Avast line, click "Edit".A pop-up window will open:Highlight everything in "Path" box, right click on it, click "Copy"Go back to Avast "Properties" window, right click inside "Target" box, click "Paste".IMPORTANT! Add quotation marks at the beginning of the path and at the endClick OK and you're done.In case, program's link shows as (empty):Open Windows Explorer, navigate to Avast folder in Program Files... Read more

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Hi all!

I installed a windows 10 pro x64 (1703) "clean install", and the next day i saw the Program Files(x86) is gone, hidden. Why? UAC is disabled, no microsoft account, i am offline account, i am logged in administrator.
I installed few app,( Advanced System Care 10, Avast, Auslogics registry cleaner, etc.) hope it help. Why does Windows 10 X64 hiding in the Program Files (x86) folder?
Thanks. Sorry for bad english.

Answer:Hidden Program Files(x86) on Windows 10 Pro 64bit. Why?

"C:\Program Files (x86)" is not hidden by default - something after must have changed it.
The only reason you'd not see "C:\Program Files (x86)" is if you installed 32 bit version which you did not. 32 bit Windows only has the "C:\Program Files" directory.

If you have only just done your clean install I'd recommend doing another clean install and not installing Advanced system care 10 or any registry cleaner as it will be easier (and safer) than trying to fix permissions manually.

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Kerbal Space Program 1.0 is a Unity application.

It cannot be minimized to the system tray (remains in taskbar after being minimized normally) or hidden by any application.

I went ahead and tested about 15 different programs. These include Iconize, RBTray, 4tray, MagicBossKey, WindowHider, PanicButton...

Every single other application and window I have operate correctly with these programs, including both recent or old programs.

KSP 1.0 is just special however, and refuses to go to the system tray or be hidden under any circumstances.

Any idea why this might be? Is there anything I can do?

Answer:Program cannot be minimized to system tray or hidden

Hi krakonfour :)

Did you give TrayIt! a try?

TrayIt! Download

Usually, applications hosted on BleepingComputer are really good and manage to do the job where other programs fails.

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Using Windows XP Professional Service PAck 3. Had a trojan which I got cleaned up. Trojan made all my icons for files and program files disappear. Found out they were changed to hidden files. Was able to get them to appear by checking view hidden file icons in the folder options section of My Computer. However all the icons are now light in color compared to new file icons that have been created since. the light color makes me thjink they are still somehow tagged as hidden files.

Also when I go to Start > My Programs, it is all empty and none of the programs that were previously listed are there any longer.

Any suggestions on what to try next to make all my normal file icons (like word documents, etc...) and the program file icons no longer be tagged as hidden and also to get all the programs back into My Programs

Answer:File and program icons appear as hidden files

You are infected with malware. We cannot help you here with malware removal as per forum rules. Please head over to Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help and post there for more help.
NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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I just purchased Norton System Works 2006 and was attempting to install it over the 2005 version. Norton recognized the older version and was going to uninstall it before installing the 2006 version.

I received some error message toward the end of the install that there was an error in the install. Without rebooting I tried to uninstall the 2005 version but was unable since there was an incomplete install or some such nonsense. Anyhow, I gave it a ctrl, alt, del. Now I cannot get back into Windows just the blue screen of death... with the message that the autochk program is not found. I did some searching on the internet, and found a person with a similar problem. It was suggested to him that he use PTEDIT to fix his problem.

I downloaded this program and put it on a floppy but my computer will not boot from it. I typed G:Windows >a: then I typed a:/ptedit/ptedit.exe etc. etc. I also tried the Windows XP Recovery Console. I tried FIXMBR/fixboot both with no success. I would like to try the PTEDIT program but I cant get it going.

The computer cycles over and over and each time I get the message that the autochk program is not found. I believe it has to do with:

"If the computer is rebooting then most likely the NTFS partition has been configured as a "hidden NTFS" partition, which is 0x17 (hex) or 23 (decimal) in the "partition type" field of the partition table. XP seems to treat this in the following manner: if the part... Read more

Answer:Hidden partion autochk program not found

Just to check a couple of simple things,Does it boot into safemode and when you set the drive in another pc did you set it as a slave.
 

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Hi! I am a UCLA film student using a Thinkpad T60P with Windows XP. I have Webroot SpySweeper, AdAware, Spybot, SpyGuard, SpyBlaster, and AVG Free 8.

A hidden program has gotten onto my computer and is trying to contact outside websites about every 30 seconds. My Webroot Spysweeper is catching it and stopping it, but it is taking up tons of memory and slowing my system to a crawl. Also, it is very distracting to have SpySweeper pop-up every 30 seconds. Can you help? I've run all my virus software, and nothing.

Here is my HijackThis file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:51:06 PM, on 10/16/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
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:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\Bluetooth\LBTSERV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSR... Read more

Answer:Hidden program continually trying to contact outside sites

Hi Welcome to TSG!!

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.


Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop. alternate link 1 alternate link 2
Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
Then click on the Scan button.

If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, a message box will say "... Read more

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Hey guys. I like to embed music video clips on my blog. In the past I have used URL Snooper to find hidden urls of video clips. But it didn't seem to work for this clip from the BET website. So I'm looking for something to do that. I'm also willing to download the clip but I don't think most video downloaders will download this clip. I use a pretty good downloader already and it doesn't work for this clip. If you have something, I have included the link. Try it on this clip and if it works, let me know.http://www.bet.com/onblast/?chan=1&id=...=13&itype=v

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Running Win7 on an HP desktop. Will run fine on a hard reboot but at some point, things hang or execute extreemly slowly. One possibleitem is I'm starting to see winaudt.exe (windows update) running when things hang, but this may be a coinsidence.Ran thru the malware removal steps, nothing detected. Also use superantispyware and Norton Internet security. HijackThis Log attached..adwcleaner log# AdwCleaner v3.018 - Report created 16/02/2014 at 16:13:11# Updated 28/01/2014 by Xplode# Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)# Username : smith - smith-HP# Running from : K:\virus and malware\adwcleaner.exe# Option : Scan***** [ Services ] ********** [ Files / Folders ] *****File Found : C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\eBay.lnkFile Found : C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\eBay.lnk***** [ Shortcuts ] ********** [ Registry ] *****Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2FA28606-DE77-4029-AF96-B231E3B8F827}Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{AFBCB7E0-F91A-4951-9F31-58FEE57A25C4}Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{B7FCA997-D0FB-4FE0-8AFD-255E89CF9671}Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{D43B3890-80C7-4010-A95D-1E77B5924DC3}Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\S... Read more

Answer:Program not responding...unable to detect any malware or virus so far

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line. *************************************************************************Remove the Adware:Please close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.Cli... Read more

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I'm pretty sure I have a virus but correct me if I'm wrong. I don't know what the virus does, but I'm almost certain I have one because my world of warcraft account got hacked a few weeks ago.
The virus, (if it exists) disables task manager. Every time I enable it, it gets disabled a few seconds later. I've run a bunch of virus scanning programs, like AVG and avast! but neither of them detected anything. How can I fix this?
 

Answer:I have a virus that disables task manager; but no program can detect?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:51:53 PM, on 28/07/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\wlcom.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\wlcom.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\x86\SetPoint32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Office Live\OfficeLiveSignIn.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A buddy dropped off his laptop to me with major problems. Something has taken over the computer. The desktop picture is gone and now just black. All program icons are gone. (they show up if I go to folder options in the control panel and allow hidden files and folders to show) All of the programs in the Start menu are gone.

This all started with pop ups telling him that he needed to pay to remove viruses. He never did and now the computer is in this condition.

As of right now, I am running Malwarebytes to see if I can find anything.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know as this looks like something has hijacked this laptop.

Thank you,
Jeff

Answer:All program icons are hidden. Programs in state menu are gone.

Let's see, if we can recover your missing features.Download and run UnHideLet me know, if it worked.Then...Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "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 Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List 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 ... Read more

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Hello,

I have P100-387. Using Partition Magic 8.0 I have divided disk into 5 partitions.
Now I have problem with instalation software like MS Office, Java Runtime Env....
Error message is: "Error 1327. Wronng disc H:\".
The "H" partition is hidden one with some system informations.

Plese help with solving this problem.

Regards
Szymon
[email protected]

Answer:Cannot install program on hidden partition on Satellite P100-387

What do you want to do?
Do you want to install the applications on hidden partition or what?
Why did you hide the partition?

I use also the PM8 and I have to say it?s a fantastic program.
I have divided my HDD into 3 partitions C, D, E
On ?C? I have installed Windows OS and all applications like MS Office for example.

On D and E partition I have placed all documents, files, pictures, etc?
As you see, the programs are installed on the same partition like Win OS and I didn?t hide any partitions.

it works great

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Hi,
This started in IE6 by not being able to use the addy bar without errors (Dr Watson and some instances of Java, too)and shutdown, I can only surf using Favorites or thru a search engine. Then I found that I couldn't get to my C:\ no matter how I tried, not WinExplorer, not Control Panel, cannot even get into Safe Mode where I thought perhaps repairs might be made, no chance, the only option is to start normally as the arrow keys won't change the selection.

AVG 8.5 trapped 3 infections of the Trojan (the first 2 as Generic15.ABOB then it mutated 3rd in timeline to Generic15.XXZ) into the vault, with zero warnings. This began as an Adobe Acrobat 7 update but Control Panel\Add/Remove shows it hasn't been accessed since Dec 2008. Then it hit SystemVolumes then Windows Options Cab.

Searching for info about the Trojan took me to AVG where they were talking about false positives and knew they hadn't realized what they were dealing with yet. So I tried a scan at TrendMicro but could only get through their most basic scan then it wouldn't load after that. Kapersky did entire scan but it came up clean twice.

I D\L DDS and provided the log. Malware Bytes found 6 Rogue.Ascentive and quarantined and deleted them. I finally got GMER to D\L and ran it, found hidden program in the Library in C:, but it wouldn't allow me to save a notepad to desktop so I had to clipboard it here or lose it in an unreachable location. No other scans or programs were run. I hope I hav... Read more

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About two weeks ago I received a notification of a "serious error" or something to that affect. It has disabled my Internet Explorer and Firefox from connecting to the internet. It has also hidden Control Panel, all programs and virtually everything from my desktop.I have run Malwarebytes and Super AntiSpyware and it located a worm and trojan virus, removed them but upon reboot the problem comes back. I read through other solutions that have you find and delete "autorun.ini" and "scvhost.exe" files from windows/system32 but those files are not located in that directory. I am a novice and would really appreciate any assistance from anyone with some patience that can walk me through removing this virus.System is Windows XP and I have been successful in resetting Control Panel so it is visible and "unhiding" all files but IE8 and Firefox are blocked, my PC Tools Firewall Plus takes about 30 minutes to "initiialize" and locks up the PC, DDS only runs in Safe Mode.Is it time to reformat? If so, how can I backup my documents, photos and music?DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMALInternet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29Run by Administrator at 16:58:16 on 2012-08-10Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.656 [GMT -4:00].AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}FW: PC Tools Firewall Plus *Disabled* .============== Running Processes ==... Read more

Answer:Virus or worm has disabled internet, hidden program and other files

Please follow the instructions in the following link and post your logs: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.html

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I am using a program called ThrottleStop to undervolt my laptop. I have configured it via Task Scheduler to launch minimized at the log on of any user. Is there any way to launch it with the icon hidden in the system tray, similar to how Windows Defender works?

Answer:Task Scheduler - launch program hidden in system tray

If the program doesn't have such a setting. automating that is difficult.

There are programs that add buttons to title bars or allow you to rt click the title bar and choose such an option, but that's not relevant to your need to launch it automatically.

This was discussed here, using an Autohotkey script:
https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=4373
but I would regard that only as a pointer, not a reliable solution.

There were older programs that did this:
(I can't post the link - it does something very odd when I do)
It's on lifehacker.com
Windows only: Freeware application Trayconizer turns any application into a system tray application in just a few steps. Unlike other previously mentioned minimize-to-system-tray apps like TrayIt or 4t Tray Minimizer, Trayconizer starts applications in the system tray from the moment you run them. To use it, you need to tweak the shortcut you're using to launch the application (right-click shortcut and select Properties) by adding the path to Trayconizer in front of the app like so: C:\Path\To\Trayconizer.exe C:\Windows\Notepad.exe. Trayconizer is freeware, Windows only, requires no install, and consumes a paltry 2MB of RAM.

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Sunday afternoon I received a notification of a "serious error" or something to that affect. It has disabled my Internet Explorer and Firefox from connecting to the internet. It has also hidden Control Panel, all programs and virtually everything from my desktop.

I have run Malwarebytes and Super AntiSpyware and it located a worm and trojan virus, removed them but upon reboot the problem comes back. I read through other solutions that have you find and delete "autorun.ini" and "scvhost.exe" files from windows/system32 but those files are not located in that directory.

I am a novice and would really appreciate any assistance from anyone with some patience that can walk me through removing this virus.

System is Windows XP

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Administrator at 16:58:16 on 2012-08-10
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.656 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: PC Tools Firewall Plus *Disabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMFsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:Virus or worm has disabled internet, hidden program and other files

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