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How do I disable the "The publisher could not be verified..." warning?

Question: How do I disable the "The publisher could not be verified..." warning?

My toolbar contains an icon that links to a program in my "C:\Program Files (x86)\" folder. Every single time I click on the icon I get the attached pop-up window. The window keeps appearing even if I uncheck "Always ask before opening this file" and click "Run" and enter in the admin username and password. Why does the message keep appearing and how do I disable it entirely?

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Preferred Solution: How do I disable the "The publisher could not be verified..." warning?

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Answer: How do I disable the "The publisher could not be verified..." warning?

Hello MrSnrub, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if option one in the tutorial below to unblock the .exe file of the program may help get trid of this message for you.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm trying to play Runescape (nerd much?) and I keep getting the stupid Java "This publisher could not be verified." warning. I don't believe i have gpedit.msc however I do have regedit.

Answer:How do I disable the "This publisher could not be verified." warning?!

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I don't want to preach, but before you disable warnings of this kind you may wish to consider you have a possible virus infection.

I'd be inclined to run a full virus scan in Safe Mode, for which Malwarebytes is highly recommended.

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer

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Since my original thread regarding this problem is closed (too old, from November 2008), I am continuing it on this new thread.

As a reminder, somehow for some strange reason, my Windows XP Pro SP2 laptop stopped giving me warnings for unsigned downloadable programs. I tried (almost?) everything conceivable to fix that - to no avail. Here is the original thread:

I *want* the "Publisher Could Not be Verified" warning!

I eventually got to implementing the last suggestion (sfc /scannow), but that didn't help either.

I am out of ideas, totally baffled by this mystery.

Any other ideas?

Thanks!
 

Answer:I *want* the "Publisher Could Not be Verified" warning (cont'd)

Eureka! I can't believe this... I think that I solved the mystery: Said warning does appear but only for programs that I download via Internet Explorer!

I was testing this function all that time by downloading via Firefox 2.0...

Apparently, the hint has always been there, in the form of the registry key path: as its name implies, it is intended for Internet Explorer. Duh!

However, I could swear that it worked via Firefox, too, on the other machine. The other machine has Firefox 3.0. Is it possible that Firefox 3.0 supports this feature while Firefox 2.0 doesn't?
 

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Greetings everybody (my first post in techguy.org ever). Before posting here, I searched (and googled) almost everywhere for a clue how to solve my problem, but all I could find were requests (and tips how) to disable the "Publisher Could Not be Verified" warning, which is exactly the opposite of my problem.

For some strange reason, my Windows XP Pro (SP2) laptop does not display this "Publisher Could Not be Verified" warning when trying to run a newly downloaded program, even when that program is not signed! (with a digital certificate)

I verified that the relevant IE6 advanced security (tab) settings are set correctly. Specifically, the following two settings are checked:
Check for publisher's certificate revocation
Check for signatures on doanloaded programs.
Also, my file system is NTFS (without which this XP SP2 feature won't work).
So, I reached a dead end as far as trying to understand why my XP SP2 stopped warning me about unverified downloaded programs - and how to fix it.

Any idea what could be wrong in my system? How to fix it (short of re-install of Windows XP, of course).

Thanks!
 

Answer:I *want* the "Publisher Could Not be Verified" warning!

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this is more of an annoyance than a real problem but I'd sure like to know how to stop it from happening.

I work for a small company, doing Technical support. We have three of four applications that I have to open every day, programs written internally by our programming department. The programs sit out on a server, but I have a local shortcut and confuguration file to run them over the Network. Every time I close and re-open these programs, I get the infernal warning message:

"The Publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?"
Underneath is the message "this file does not have a valid digital signature that verifies its publisher. You should only run software from publishers that you trust"

I have to click "run" to get it to launch, and it opens fine. It just irks me that I can't figure out how to tell Windows to quit bothering me and just open the program!

Is there not some place where I can go and tell Windows which programs to open it every time, and add it to a trusted list somehow?
 

Answer:turn off "Publisher could not be verified" message

thanks !! that seems to have worked, that means any .exe file will run without prompting.
I'm a bit surprised there's no method to selectively choose individual .exe files, like a firewall program can do.
 

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I have made a setup.exe file to distribute to our customers.
I run it from IE.

After the Run Save Cancel popping up it says "unknown publisher" (see attached image)

How can I assign a publisher to my EXE? I at least want it to say Publisher: MyName rather than unknown.

I guess for that warning to go away I need to purchase a Verisign or something but I hear thats expensive?
I would settle for the warning to at least mention my name !

thanks,,

Answer:"unknown publisher" warning - how do I assign a publisher to my .exe ?

Can you change "setup".exe to your name? Such as Bansaw.exe ... will it run with a name change?

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Some of my installed programs always display the following warning when I run them:


This is pretty annoying, because I always have to click on the "Run" button when starting them. It's OK if Windows asks me the first time, but then it should remember my choice...

Is there any way to suppress this warning?

Here is what I have already tried so far, but with no success:

- Reduce notification level in "User Account Control Settings"
- Check the "properties" of the exe file

Answer:"Unknown Publisher" Warning

Hello there. You may see this one ...
Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

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Our work computer has been glitchy at best lately.. had to reset IE 7 to default settings now a program that we have been running for years ( our work web based site) gives us the security warning " PrintLib.dll the publisher could not be verified are you sure you want to run this software..we know its good as I said we have ran it for years.. how can I get rid of this message as its very time consuming in the type of work we do on our web page.
We are running IE 7 Win xp Home edition.
 

Answer:SOLVED: security warning this publisher could not be verified

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Hi guys,
Is there a reg/batch script or group policy to turn off this annoying screen in Windows 10?

I know it can be disabled somewehre in IE options but I need it to be a a script or something.

Answer:Reg/batch to disable "Open File - Security Warning"

Try this reg to ignore warning for .exe;.bat;.cmd;.vbs:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\{E2F13B98-650F-47DB-845A-420A1ED34EC7}User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations]
"LowRiskFileTypes"=".exe;.bat;.cmd;.vbs"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations]
"LowRiskFileTypes"=".exe;.bat;.cmd;.vbs"

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I upgraded to SP2 and when I try to download audio and video files I get this dialogue:


This dialogue blocks the other open/save dialogue so the only option is to save to disk when I friggin wanna just open the file directly without saving and clicking. I've searched this site and the rest of the net to find out how to disable this junk but no luck. I've disabled all of the crap..err Security Center "features" and I've even disabled the Security Center service.

What else is there? HELPPPPPPPPPPP [email protected]#[email protected]#$

I've been using Firefox but I'd like to just go back to IE because I'm wierd.
 

Answer:SP2 "File Download - Security Warning" ARGG Disable!?

Back to IE!?

It doesn't have anything to do with Security Center, it's actually a part of Internet Explorer. I looked in the custom security options and saw nothing to disable it. Maybe it can't be disabled?

Is there something wrong with your media player? Do you have the DivX codec installed? I'm not familiar with the way IE deals with files with no handlers, but it looks like that dialog is telling you there isn't one.
 

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Hi All,

I am working on a project at work that requires me to call a .bat file from the network from within IE.

Im running IE6 on XP SP2. Problem is, I keep getting the "File Download - Security Warning" prompt.
I have attempted to disable this in "internet options\security\local intranet\

automatic prompting for file downloads - disable
file download - enable"

yet it keeps appearing.

Microsofts feel they need to keep us all "secure" but I know the code im dealing with in terms of this batch file and want it to run, without prompt.

Anyone know a workaround? tks in advance.
Joe

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Hi whenever I try to open a file from the local hardrive I get the "Open File Security Warning" asking me whether I want to open the file or not. This is getting rather annoying. I searched online but everything I found seems to be dealing with network shares and I am not using that. Just a file on the local hard drive in the computer I am using to the right of me. I remember in my last install I turned it off somehow, but for the life of me I can't figure out how I did it. Anybody have any ideas? Or is this here to stay?

Answer:disable "Open File Security Warning"

The final answer!1. Go into internet options, through control panel or IE.2. Set the "Launching Applications and Unsafe Files" option to enabled.This will give you a retarded bar in IE that says your security settings are unsecure or something.To get rid of it:1. Start>Run>gpedit.msc>Enter2. Under Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Internet Explorer set the "Turn Off the security settings check feature" to enabled.If you don't have Internet Explorer under windows components:1.  right click Administrative Templates and click "Add/Remove Templates"2. Click Add button3. Navigate to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy\ADM\"4. Hold shift and highlight all the files that start with "inet"

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heyas;

i probably know the answer to this, but...

ie 6.0. our security settings have active x disabled. every time a page loads with active x controls, the warning pops up "your security settings blah blah disabled active x, and the page may look funny."

look, i KNOW active x is disabled, and i'm really okay with the page displaying funny. is there any way to turn off these warnings ('do not show this warning again' would be nice)? or is microsoft just trying to annoy me into turning active x on?

note: active x is NOT going to get turned on just to get rid of these. just not gonna happen.
 

Answer:Disable "Active X Disabled" Warning?

Found a fix mentioned here...........

http://www.newbie.org/common/turnoff_activex.html
 

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How can one convert MS Home Publishing 2000 files (.php) to MS Publisher 2000 (.pub)? Thanks
 

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hello,

This site helped me cure my Laptop in the past and now I am in the process of aiding a friend whose IE is being hijacked to a suspected Anti-malware site for a product known as "Ultimate Cleaner 2007". He also keeps getting repetative pop-ups for an alleged virus known as "Worm.Win32.NetSky" which redirects you again to an unknown site.

here is his HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:27:09 PM, on 11/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\shared\hpqwmi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Docume... Read more

Answer:HJT log for "Ultimate Cleaner 2007" browser hijacking and "Worm.Win32.NetSky" warning

Welcome to TSG

Please download SmitfraudFix

Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm
 

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Hi,
The title pretty much says it. I occasionally want to create/open/edit/save a .txt file in Word 2007 but I always get that annoying File Conversion warning. When saving a text file initially it warns of losing formatting. When opening a text file it says, "Select the encoding that makes your document readable" with the Windows option pre-selected.
Since these are files I've created and desire to edit, I'd like Word not to keep warning me of these things or requiring me to "select the encoding" every single time I open it for editing.
Is there anything I can do?
Thanks for your input!

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Dell XPS 13 9350 i7 RAM 16GB 512SSD, 13.3″ QHD touch, Windows 10My Dell XPS was not working when press power.
The problem is (I guess after the latest update), when I start the PC, I see "boot guard verified dxe is fail", and after pressing a any key and the PC is turn off.
It did not working. It seem "die"
Can you understand what the problem is, and suggest a solution?
Thanks a lot!
Thanh,

Answer:Dell XPS 13 9350 i7 "boot guard verified dxe is fail" can't start.

This is a bad mainboard - call Dell to have the board replaced under warranty.

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I've run SuperAntiSpyware, Ad-Aware, SpyBot and Norton which removed some trojan files and registry items but I'm still getting pop-ups ("Security System Warning" and "System Integrity Scan Wizard"). Below is my HiJackThis log. Thanks in advance!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:00:21 PM, on 4/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cryptainersrv.exe
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Answer:"Sys Integrity Scan Wizard" & "Security System Warning" Pop-ups

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix.

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.
 

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I have run webroot antivirus with antispyware, several times. Every time I do, it finds the same virus (sometimes others with similar names). This is from the latest scan:

Mal/EncPk-CZ
Troj/FakeAle-FK

and some cookies. However often I quarantine them, they reappear on the next scan and I also can't get the desktop to go back to its normal appearance, it's gone white with a big warning (as above) and refers to:

win32/adware.virtumonde
win32/privacyremover.M64

having been detected on my computer.

I have gone through the 5 steps.

This is the active scan log:

;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2008-08-21 18:37:14
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 13
SUSPECTS: 1
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware 5.8.1.55 Yes Yes
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Answer:Can't get rid of "Troj/FakeAle-FK" and "Warning! Spyware detected on your Computer!"

Hi Henry


Disable SpySweeper's realtime protection. Open Spysweeper and click on Options
Choose Program Options and uncheck
load at windows
startup
.
On the left click
shields
and then uncheck everything.
Uncheck
home page shield
.
Uncheck
automatically restore default without notification
.
Exit the program.


Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Please ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console first.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says:

The Recovery Console was successfully installed.

Please continue as follows:
Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix, link
Remember to re-enable them afterwards.

Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:

C:\ComboFix.txt
New HijackThis log.

A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any... Read more

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Personally I'm not liking this. To sum the article up it says that there is no way to perform a clean install with the Windows 7 upgrade disc. You can only perform an upgrade with it and there is no "work around" like in Vista.

There is a a great comemnt that sums up my thoughts "Way to tell everyone this right after the huge preorders for the upgrade version finish."

I guess Microsoft hasn't changed that much after all. I'd rather have them make good products then have good customer service I guess.

http://hothardware.com/News/Rules-fo...ades-Verified/
 

Answer:"Rules" for Windows 7 Upgrade Verified

That's just BS. For one thing that article mentions upgrading RC Windows 7 and that will not be possible as it will require a clean install, but the same clean install method available in Vista will work in Windows 7.0.
http://community.winsupersite.com/b...-7-upgrade-media-what-about-x64-upgrades.aspx
 

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This will be my most problem as i manage current user account in a call center industry.. any one who ca help me..

Thank you!

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I have problems with Java, namely, whenever I try to use it, it says "Code Not Verified" and doesn't give me any advice on what to do. I have reinstalled it countless times and used the little program on their site to see if it's registered or whatever and it always is.

Any advice?
 

Answer:Java: "Code Not Verified"

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This just started about a month or so ago...
I'm sure this little pop up came attached to some program I downloaded, but it's not a large enough
program to even show up when you try to use Install/Remove or Revo uninstaller programs.
I would think that most programs will send out software updates or if I open a program they have
update links built into them.
Disabling the popup doesn't keep the program for looking for updates (or does it?), it just doesn't keep
popping up and being an annoyance, right?
Do I "REALLY NEED IT"? If I need it, then so be it, I just don't want it to be a nuisance and keep
popping up.
Thanks ahead of time....

Answer:How do I "DISABLE" the popup "Common Software Manager"?

Using a registry editor to search for Common Software Manager might give you the folder and file[s] this utility is in [on the harddrive]. Deleting that folder and said file[s] might be enough. Do not use any universal computer fixit utilities for this; such cause more problems than they fix.

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My work laptop has picked up this virus/malware. What it does is blocks your desktop and all programs with a white screen, and if you are connected to the internet it brings up a bogus FBI warning that says you have to pay a fine. Task Manager is unavailable. I cannot remove it because I cannot get to the BIOS without an admin password, nor can I boot in safe mode w/o this. I do not want to give it to the I.T. of my work place because they will probably just wipe the drive and re-install the programs of my work place. I hate to have that happen because I have installed on this computer several programs I need for my work, and if the drive gets wiped I'll have to spend hours hunting down these programs again and re-installing them. Is there some way around the "admin rights" stuff so that I can run Kaspersky's WindowsUnlocker and be done with it?

Answer:"White Screen", "FBI Warning" Malware!

Really, you should just take it to your IT department to let them deal with it so you don't make it worse.

I work in a corporate IT environment right now, and much prefer a user come to us before they tried to fix it on their own..

Yes, you'll most likely get the drive wiped, however you can tell them to back up your data for you, and possibly even reinstall those programs that you need; especially if its for work, they should have the licenses and/or installers for the software.

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Something happened today and I can no longer access my regular "user" account.

There are five "users" showing in the MMC program in Windows 7 and only one is working. The problem with this is that it does not contain any of the information and links that I use daily.

The accounts are as follows;

Administrator (disabled)
D (not disabled)
DCM (disabled)
Guest (disabled)
Homegroupuser$ (not disabled)

I cannot remove the "disabled" status or rename any of these users. An error pops up saying "access denied".

Is there some way to do this that I have not found?

I tried "googleing" this but did nothave any luck.

Thanks
 

Answer:Cannot rename or remove "disable" from "user"

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I have a piece of software that periodically fails for some unknown reason. I have pretty much given up on trying to figure out what its problem is. I simply respawn the process if it fails to respond or no longer exists. The process runs several times a
minute. Occasionally, I get an error message saying my software "has stopped working" followed by another messagebox saying my software "is restarting". And then it restarts my process. This is beyond stupid since my process requires command
line arguments that are not being provided when this restart occurs. I simply want to disable these messages or at least
disable this auto restart. Is there any way to do this?


I have already tried the regedit hack:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting]
"DontShowUI "=dword:00000001

This didnt work. I still get these messages.

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Hi

Is it possible to start the app without "Security Worning" window ("Cancel. Open, More Info" buttons)? If yes, how you can make changes then?

Is it possible to start the app without "Microsoft Access" window on the background?

Thanks,
Barbos
 

Answer:Solved: Access 2003 - To start the app w/o "Security Warning" and "Microsoft Access"

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Hay guys I got a question. I have a problem with some applications that on being open says "The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?"

No matter what I try I cannot seem to stop that warning box from starting up whenever I start the application.

What I tried:
1. Turned UAC to "never notify"
2. Unchecked the box "always ask before opening this file"
3. Going to the app, Right-clicking > Properties > click on unblock.
- Note: When I click on unblock and apply the settings and right click > properties the unblock option is still clickable + doesn't stop windows from bringing up the popup


Any suggestions?

Answer:Help! Cant disable security warning, unknown publisher!

You need to tell us what program it is and have you tried right clicking and run as admin

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When I plugin an external USB hard disc or USB stick it appears that Windows 7 pops up a dialog window asking me:

"Do you want to scan and fix removable disc?"

After reading a while in Internet I saw two methods for disabling these popups:

1.) Disabling service "Shell Hardware detection"

2.) enabling "Turn off Autoplay" in gpedit.msc

Whats the difference?

I want be sure that if I plugin a new USB device (like an USB stick or USB printer or USB hard disc) this USB hardware IS successfuly detected and joined by Windows 7.

So I can imagine that the first method is too brutal because it prevents inclusion of new USB devices

Is this correct?

If yes: Why is it recommended so often for avoiding the popup?

Peter

Answer:Disable popup "Do you want to scan and fix remov.device""? 2 methods?

You get that message because Windows detects something wrong with the file system on the device. This can happen if the device was unplugged without "Safely Removing Hardware", and a transfer was not complete.

The methods you mention just mask the problem.

You can let Windows scan and fix the drive, choose: fix file system errors.
or, do a full format on the drive, not the quick format.
Or, run Chkdsk /f X: manually, X = the problem drive letter, you may have to run it more than once.

It is always a good idea to move all data off the drive first, then copy it back after the fix is complete. This also fixes bad file problems that can contribute to the error.

The drive probably has it's "Dirty Bit" set. This is a single Hex value that tells Windows the file system is no good. Chkdsk and formatting will often reset the dirty bit, but sometimes not on the first attempt.

To see if the dirty bit is set:
Open a command prompt > Start > type: cmd > right-click on Command Prompt and choose “Run as administrator”
and then type:
fsutil dirty query x:
(substitute the letter "x" with the drive letter that is giving you problems)

If the dirty bit is set you will get a message that "Volume X is DIRTY".

Keep running chkdsk /r , or chkdsk /f /r until the dirty bit clears.

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When I open some documents then always a warning popup appears in Word 2007:

"Word hyphenation feature is not available. RUn the MS Office Setup program..."

How can I permanently and forever disable this popup (without saving the document and without re-install some other parts of MS Office)?

Peter

Answer:Disable forever ""Word hyphenation feature is not avai"

In Add/Remove programs, select Microsoft Office 2007, then select CHANGE, select Advanced, select and expand Office Shared Features, select and expand Proofing Tools, select and expand English Proofing Tools (if you use English), then click on the little arrow at the side of Hyphenation and choose Run from My computer.
Click Continue.

Setup will then install the missing component. You may need your Office 2007 CD for this.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Comodo Security Solutions is listed as a "Trusted Publisher" in both Word 2007 as well as IE 10 Preview. I was unable to remove it even after reverting to IE8. Running WIN 7_64 and IE10 currently with Kaspersky Internet Security 2013. I was able to remove Comodo Security Solutions from "trusted publishers' in Word 2007.

But the entries returned.

I had installed/uninstalled Comodo Firewall long ago. Did a search for "comodo" in registry. Could not find it. But there is an entry for cmdide.sys under C:/Windows/System 32/Drivers which is supposed to belong to the OS.

How do I get rid of Comodo from "Trusted Publishers" in Internet Explorer and Office 2007?

(Kaspersky moderators say it has nothing to do with KIS 2013)

Answer:Removing a "Trusted Publisher" from Internet Explorer and Office 2007

harin35,

Let's check the Registry...

Please download SystemLook:
http://jpshortstuff.247fixes.com/SystemLook.exe
Save to your Desktop.

Right-click SystemLook.exe, and select: Run as Administrator

Copy all the content inside the following quote box into the main textfield of the program:





Quote:
:reg
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domain
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Ranges
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Ranges


Click the Look button to start the scan.

When finished, a notepad window opens with the results of the scan: SystemLook.txt

Please post SystemLook.txt in your next reply

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I'm not sure if this is a printing problem or a software problem, but here goes:
I used Microsoft Publisher to design an index card. I have 200 index cards to print now and I can't get the printer (Canon imageclass d320) to print them. I have tried printing them as "envelopes" because there is no "index" card setting, and that will not work. I also tried running them both directions (horizontal and vertical). The manuel says it will print index cards, but I'm wondering now if they are the kind that are on one sheet (like you print business cards).
 

Answer:Printing individual "Index" cards using Microsoft Publisher ... to be continued...

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Installed Publisher 2003 on new windows 7 computer and noticed that the "fill" command would only fill in white. Went to the "Paint" program that came installed on the computer and the same thing was true. Should I upgrade to Publisher 2007? If "Paint" doesn't work, why would an upgrade to Publisher 2007 work?

Answer:Paint, Publisher "fill" command doesn't work

Hello Vrnuta, welcome to the Seven Forums.

By default the fill color (color 2) in both Paint and Publisher is white. Are you sure you remembered to change it to color you want to use?

Kari

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I am trying to upgrade my 3 year old VAIO VPC-EB series laptop to a new hard drive. I got a 7200 1TB HGST hard drive. The old hard drive was 500GB. On my first attempt, I decided to backup all of my user data on another drive, restore OS (Windows 7) from Sony's recovery DVDs which I made in advance, and then restore user data. Unfortunately, this does not work because the new hard drive is an "Advanced Format" drive. Once the fresh OS starts booting, the setup complains “Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computer’s hardware”. My understanding, Sony's answer to this issue is that they simply don't support upgrading hardware to an incompatible hard drive. It turns out I may need to install OS using a retail DVD, preferably with SP2. Well, I have several, but this doesn't work well either because for some reason the Sony VAIO activation key does not work with retail Windows 7 SP2 DVDs (and I don't have any other activation keys I can use).

Which finally brings me to the issue I mentioned in the title. The last thing I have tried is to simply create a system image of the entire install using Windows 7 backup, boot from Windows 7 recovery disk, and restore the system image onto the new hard drive. This worked pretty well until I discovered one strange issue. Whenever I run a Microsoft Windows program that requires administrator privileges (e.g. the microsoft management console mmc.exe) I get a warning message asking if I would like to r... Read more

Answer:"Publisher: unknown" for all MS executables after full system restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jacob7


The next logical step is probably to buy a Windows 7 activation key


Why do you need a new Windows 7 activation key? Surely the existing installation is activated?

Lets check :

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click 'Copy' - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the validation tool here in your next reply

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I need to have 4 months (june, july, aug., sept) at the top of a publication and was wondering how to insert 4 monthly calendars. I'm highlighting every other Friday for these months and need to know how to download the calendars. I was able to create calendars using the "table" feature, but thought my calendar idea might be much easier for the future, as I have to do this every 4 months.
 

Answer:Solved: Inserting a "calendar" onto Microsoft Publisher page

You might try going to Microsoft's Template download area. There might be a design you can adapt for your use.
 

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When I have finished the document and attempt to send the email, I get the message "Publisher has finished checking this story. Do you want it to check the rest of your publication?" This must be responded to before it will proceed to the next email address and it appears for every individual email. It is impossible to check no or yes for each of the hundreds of emails. :cry

Why is this happening? I have done several mail merges using Publisher 2007 and this is the first time I have run into this problem.

Thank you in advance for your help.
 

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Hello. My computer recently (less than a day ago) started to display User Account Control prompts whenever I deleted or copied that weren't in the "Users" folder, such as the Program Files folder. I am using an Administrator account, and the User Account Control is set to notify when programs make changes to Windows but without dimming my desktop. Whenever I try to delete any type of file not in the Users folder, the User Account Control prompt pops up like in the attachment. I believe there is something wrong with the "File Operation" program, because I'd imagine it would be signed by Microsoft and would automatically be elevated to Admin status so the prompt shouldn't show in the first place. Clicking on "Change when these notifications appear" doesn't do anything, but I am able to copy/delete files after clicking "yes".

I'd really appreciate help, because it's getting annoying getting this prompt whenever I want to delete or copy a file, and this prompt never appeared before when I was just deleting a file until a day ago. I'm using Windows 7. I'm just using a Windows 8 RP theme. Also, I don't want to disable UAC, since it lowers security.

I feel perhaps something happened to that certain registry key or keys related to it. But I'm not sure.

EDIT: I figured out that something was wrong with shell32.dll, so I replaced it with an unmodified copy of the file from another computer and the prompt doesn't come up anymore.

Answer:User account control shows "Publisher: Unknown" for File Operation

*bump* same problem

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Customer is trying to run an rdp connection on their desktop to a unc path with an executable file.   I get a popup that states "Open File - Security Warning", unknown publisher, and it give the unc path (\\server\filename.exe).  If I
click ok, the program executes ok.  The customer doesn't want this warning.  Have tried disabling UAC, putting .exe  in inclusion list in GPEDIT.MSC (User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components >Attachment Manager-
then set -Inclusion list).
Have also tried allowing "Launching applications and unsafe files " in Internet Options.
Lastly, tried enabling "Turn off the Security Settings Check feature " in GPEDIT.MSC. 
At my wits end.  Does anyone have any other suggestions?
 

Answer:disable open file security warning, unknown publisher.

1.    
Go to Group Policy and then expand:
 
Local Computer Policy / User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Attachment Manager

 
2.    
On the right pane, double click
Inclusion list for low file types.
3.    
Click
Enable.
4.    
Include the file types such as
.exe;.bat;.reg;.vbs in the Options box.
5.    
Click
OK.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Regards,
Linda
 Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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On some machines in the company, a setup.exe runs fine but on many other machines the setup.exe shows a pop up that says:
Program name: setup.exe
Publisher: Unknown
File Origin: Network Drive

Why does my machine display Unknown publisher when I know it has a valid certificate because other machines show who the certificate is from and on this machine it doesn't. UAC is turned all the way up and the internet security zone is set to Medium/Low

Answer:setup.exe getting "Publisher: Unknown" when it has a valid certificate

Enable the Include all network paths (UNCs) setting in Internet Options applet.
Click Start, Run and type INETCPL.CPL
Select the Security tab, Local intranet
Click Sites button
Put a checkmark near the following option:
Include all network paths (UNCs)

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hi friends
I've had no changes to my system that I know of but "out of the blue" I have mmc.exe giving me an elevation request showing "unknown publisher" - hence a security or UAC issue.

can someone point me to a valid thread that will steer me through a REAL answer? I have perused the flood of such errors threaded onto microsoft forums and all end in about the same sorry state: "please do a system restore"..... "please run sfc /scannow and that will keep you busy for awhile - tada"

thanks for your help

System Profile
Lenovo Thinkpad X120E
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
8GB RAM
128GB Samsung SSD
MSOffice Pro 2007

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Hi all,

I've recently noticed that when running many Windows programs with Administrator privileges that the UAC window that pops up displays the publisher as Unknown.

I can confirm from another PC that in the case of Command Prompt the publisher should display as Microsoft Corporation.

What could be causing this? Have I altered a Windows setting that resulted in this behaviour or is this indicative of malware or remote influence?

My router is password protected and I regularly run full system scans with a reputable, subscription-based anti-virus.

If this isn't related to windows settings and incorrect configurations then what could be causing this?

Thanks for your advice.

Answer:UAC displays "Publisher: Unknown" running cmd as admin

Did you run updates just before it happened?

Windows System Executable Give UAC Prompt Showing Unknown Publisher Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi,

Can anyone provide me a way to remap the esc key to any key combination
i'd choose, during the booting process only.

Once i reached the desktop after the booting process, this tweak shouldn't
be active & escape would still act as esc .. .

This would allow me to erase sensitive data under autoexec.nt
without any way to escape the process & only i would know
which key combination interrupts the erasing process during
a restart or starting windows.

Answer:Disable "ESC" During Win7 boot "Only"

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Hello, an annoying issue here.

One of the programs I am attempting to have working correctly works fine when "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" is checked off. However, upon exiting the program, it is rechecked by windows automatically.

I am running Windows 8.1 on this machine and (due to no Local Group Policy Editor) I have already attempted to modify the registry via this link:

Program Compatibility Assistant - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

However, I'm not 100% sure if it worked or if it is applicable to this specific issue.

Thanks ahead of time for any help/insight

edit: I tried using a different (older) version of the program with no change

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Hello all,

I have a Windows 7 enterprise computer in a Windows domine, the problem is that I'm trying to disable the touchpad mouse of my computer but when I go to Device manager and see the properties of the Mouse Driver the button "Disable" is disable, I think that is something with domain politics and I can enable the button modifying regedit but I am not shoure of this and I do not what key of the regedit I would have to modify.
I add a photo so you can se what is the problem becose my english is not Good.

Thank you all.

Answer:The button for "Disable" a driver in Device Manager is disable

Welcome to the Seven Forums David!

I see the same thing on a W7 Pro laptop - the same button that you have highlighted is disabled.

Try this:
Start > Control Panel
In the upper right corner, change "View by:" to small icons or large icons
Locate and click on "Mouse"

See if you can disable the touch pad from there.

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Hey folks,

I seemed to have downloaded a whole medley of malware. The problem started with a system window which kept popping up, along with a slow computer and a disabled wireless connection. The system window said the following:

Critical System Warning!
Your system is probably infected with the lastest version of Spyware.Cyberlog-X.
Type: Spyware
Infected Length: 266,129 bytes
Risk: High
Affected Systems: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, 2000 Server, Windows XP
Behavior: Cyberlog-X is a spyware program that monitors user activity, logs keystrokes, and track Web sites visited.
Symptims: Low Internet connection speed
Low System Performance
Secyrity center alerts
Strange pop up windows
Protection: Click OK to download antispyware software

Additionally, there were two or three other unique balloon-style warnings that would pop up out of the system tray. Can't recall what they said.

I followed the malware removal instructions on this site, and each step seemed to find a whole bunch of problems. While the symptoms are no longer present, I want to be sure that I caught everything. Would someone mind taking a look at my log files to make sure?

Thanks in advance, I'm very grateful for the help!

Cheers,
Matt
 

Answer:Spyware.cyberlog-x "Critical System Warning!" Popup and system tray 'balloon' warning

Re: Spyware.cyberlog-x "Critical System Warning!" Popup and system tray 'balloon' war

The ComboFix log.
 

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When I open an old (2003) Exel-file with VBA-code in it with Excel 2007, I get one of these two responses
and I do not know what causes Excel to make different choices
-----------------
1)
A Dialog Box: "Microsoft Excel Security Notce"
This one is very similar to the one in Excel 2003 and that is how I want Excel to behave.
The user has to “Enable Macros” to go on and work with the file.

2)
"Security Warning"
This one is new in 2007 and the user can continue to work with the file even if he does not see the security warning.
That means that VBA-code that I (the programmer) want to run when the file is opened, does not execute.
--------------------------

My problem is that I do not know what causes the two different behaviors and cannot force Excel to open files with the first Dialog box.
Can you?
 

Answer:Solved: Excel "Security Notice" vs "Security Warning"

I think most of the info will be in the dailog screen, i'sn't there's more text in the dialog box than the text you mentioned?

I think if you read through it it'll become clear.

It has all to do with the improved Security settings with 2007 and up

Found this in a simple search with Google:
http://peltiertech.com/WordPress/improved-macro-security-warning-in-excel-2010/
 

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How do I get rid of em?? Are there anyotner extra files in XP Pro that I can delete to save more space?? Like cookies.. and stuff.
 

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Afternoon

I want to combine 2 MS Publisher 2007 files with the pub extemsion to create a single file with the pub extension. The two files are formatted by publisher. I am a newcomer to publisher and took over the task from a member who is no longer with the non-profit so I cannot ask him for help. I have looked at some help instructions but I cannot get them to work (may not understand the instructions).

Thanks

Bob
 

Answer:MS Publisher 2007 Combine 2 "pub" files

From looking around:
a) Hard way: open three instances of Publisher file 1, file 2 and blank new file
Figure out how many pages the combined document will be and make that many blank pages. Then start copying and pasting.
b) Easy way: spend $20 for this program http://www.sobolsoft.com/publisherjoin/
lots of sites end up mentioning the same program.
 

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I'm running Windows 8.1 and I have an old version of photoshop elements in my x86 program files (it's elements 4.0, please don't laugh). I have UAC on the next to last setting before disabling it altogether. When I launch elements, UAC asks me if I trust it because it's an unknown publisher. I don't want to disable UAC, but I want it to trust elements and not popup the "are you really sure" box each time.

Answer:UAC-How do I "trust" a program from an unknown publisher?

Hello Jigawatt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Would that be an "Open File - Security Warning" dialog prompt like below instead of UAC?

If so, then unblocking the file should stop it.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Can someone suggest a good freeware version similar to "MS publisher"?
 

Answer:someone suggest a good freeware "publisher"

To jscch:
try this web link for freeware and shareware software. Under search just type in publisher or desktop publishing,
you will be surprised at all of the software available. Good Luck. Flixx
 

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Hi Dears,
I have install a application , for run windows show Unknown Publisher,
can you help me for allow only for it, and so work in regular users without prompt "Unknown Publisher"?

Thanks for your helps,

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I made an emergency assembly map for my company last week.
I noticed there were a few things I wanted to change on it. For some reason when I open the file now, it shows this:

I am running windows 7.
If I click ok and open the file, all the words are in the wrong locations.
Is there any way to fix this?
 

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

Answer:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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I run Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual-Core Processor. 2 days ago I could watch video no problem (youtube) today I went to watcha video and it said "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player"

I then download the flash player and it still doesn't work. When I go to tools-manage add ons and locate Java it says beside it (not verified) Sun Microsystems.

How do I turn the Java on so I can watch video's, how do I verify it

thanks

Answer:(not verified) Sun Microsystems, Inc."

Hi -

Be sure that you are using IE 7 x86 and not IE 7 x64.

To check Java out, go to the verification site for Java detection -
http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

If still a NO-GO, perform a system restore using a nrestore point from > 2 days ago when all was well -
START | type rstrui

Scan for virus.

jcgriff2

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

Answer:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


We
are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I am using Publisher W8 to compile graphic flyers - its fine but does not include the "magic wand" tool that edits solid colour backgrounds. Any idea how I can get it as an add on if possible?
 

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Hi All;

I'm frustrated with the fact that I cannot open attachments that come from "unknown publisher". It seems everyone I know does not have this problem except me.

Is it my anti-virus (MicroTrend) that is blocking this?

What can I do to get around this.

Thanks so much for your assistance.
 

Answer:Cannot Open "Unknown Publisher"

What program tells you "unknown publisher"?

Have you looked at MicroTrend's manual or Help or Properties/Settings to see if there is anything about blocking "unknown publisher"?

Have you tried disabling or uninstalling MicroTrend to see if that makes a difference?
 

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I was able to dowload CCleaner and superantispyware which were suggested by two members here right after I restored my computer do factory defaults using the partition of my disk, but now it isn't letting me download things, such as firefox, of a third antivirus software they suggested.

I am using a limited account with a password protection and password on the admin account like they said also.

tried google chrome and got an error also. cant download anything still. -.-

Answer:IE not downloading because "Unknown Publisher"

-.- click save instead of run and BOOM fixed.

lmao at my idiotness.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

Answer:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
 

Answer:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP
 

Answer:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)

**(DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP..)***

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
 

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MODS MOVE THIS TO THE RIGHT SECTION IF ITS IN THE WRONG?..thanks!

help me please! about "POP""IMAP""SMTP" incoming/outgoing mail server for Tbird....

i have no clue on what to do.. im stuck at a screen that says this





?..? said:



"Server Infomation"
"Select the type of incoming server you are using"
"[_??_] POP [_??_] IMAP"

"Enter the name of your incoming server (for example, "mail.example.net")."

"Incoming Server: [___????????????????___]"
______________________________________________________________________

"Uncheck this checkbox to store mail for this account in its own directory. that will make this account appear as a top-level acount."

"[_??_] Use Global Inbox (Store mail in Local Folders}"

"Enter the name of your outgoing server (SMTP)(for example, "smtp.example.net")."

"outgoing Server: [___????????????????___]"Click to expand...


 

Answer:help me please! about "POP""IMAP""SMTP" incoming/outgoing mail server for Tbird...

afaik hotmail does not provide pop\imap or smtp for free you may get it if you pay for the hotmail service but i would not recommend you do that just so you can get pop\imap or smtp

hrrm tbird and hotmail from the thunderbird faq
Can I access my Netscape WebMail or Hotmail accounts through Thunderbird?

No. Netscape WebMail and Hotmail use proprietary protocols. To access WebMail directly through an e-mail client requires you to use Netscape 6+ with AIM; to do so with Hotmail requires either Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. Of course, you can access your WebMail account on the Web at http://webmail.netscape.com/, or Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com/.
 

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Some programs I run give me this messege. Is there some service I can stop to stop checking? It's certainly not a useful ability in SP2.

I just want windows to stop checking cold turkey.
 

Answer:publisher could not be verified

http://groups.google.com/group/micr...rified"+windows&rnum=1&hl=en#d39221d8788f6e2f
 

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i just got a computer and when i try to logon to internet i get error message publisher not verified (run or cancel ) what does that mean and how can i resolve this problem

Answer:publisher not verified

Probably a plug-in that doesn't have a publishers' certificate in good standing - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/195724

edit: some further info as to when it is useful (it is a protection); http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/he...348761033.aspx

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Hi,
I used to be able to start Money 2005 without a security box popping up. Now it says, "The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?" I don't have the installation CD as it was pre-installed when I bought the PC. Once I click to "Run" it, it goes through ok. I have Windows xp sp2 and IE 7.0 Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Sst1226

Answer:Publisher could not be verified

In IE, Tools, Internet Options, Advanced
Scroll down to the subhead "Security" and put a checkmark in the first three boxes.

Save your changes.

Report back your results, please.

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????
 

Answer:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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Is it ok to get rid of this screen or would it be a security risk? I run into this problem with the program Alt.Binz it is a newsgroup nzb client made by RDL.
Code:
http://altbinz.net/

 

Answer:The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?

google it, and if you are still not sure, better not run it and use a more reputed alternative.
 

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PROBLEM:
I am having several issues? It started by giving me a Generic Host Process error that reads, ?Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.? This is followed by the ?NT Shutdown error? which reads:

?System Shutdown This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM?

This also displays a 60 second countdown before it shuts down. I was able to stop the shutdown by entering the command prompt and typing ?shutdown ?a? but that is only a temporary solution. The virus has now turned my desktop background black with a grey box in the center with flashing ?Warning? text and a message that reads:

?Warning Dangerous Spyware Many viruses were found on your computer such as : Trojan horse, PassCapture, etc. Your personal information can fall into in the ?third hands?. Please check up the computer with a special software. Thank? (It wouldn?t let me change my desktop background in the Display Properties)

This is partnered with a pop-up balloon stemming from a red circle with an X in the center; the balloon reads: ?Warning! Security report Your computer is infected! It is recommended to start Spyware cleaner tool.? After which it tries to connect to the Internet to download more spyware.

Also, when I try to run SpyBot or any other Spyware removal programs I get an error message that... Read more

Answer:Win32 Shutdown Virus; Black background, flashing "Warning"

Hello and welcome to TSF.

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




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

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

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

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Hi!

Yesterday, I got a virus which changed the background of my Windows XP to a blue background with the message "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

Also, my screensaver has been changed to a fake BSOD and then the Windows startup screen which is highly irritating! On top of this, I am being bombarded with pop ups and redirections when using the internet.

Here is a copy of my HijackThis log:


Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\TALKTA~1\backweb\81720\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\BLUETOOTH\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\backweb\81720\program\fsbwsys.exe
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk Online Security\backweb\81720\Program\fspex... Read more

Answer:Virus- Background changed to "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer!"

Anyone?

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Yesterday I started getting a popup claiming to be from "Security Center" and telling me that I have no antivirus software (I have AVG) and instructiong me to download certain files to fix the problem. The files are named:

Antivirus Security Package
MS Antivirus
The Spybot Antivirus
Spyshredder Professional Antispyware Suite

At the same time I got a series of warnings (which I ignored) and icons kept appearing on my desktop that gave links to porn websites. I ran AVG and Ad-Aware. both cleaned up a number of issues that were not there the day before. The porn links are gone but the so-called security center warning continues.

I ran Hijack This yesterday and again today and found a number of suspicious entries. I'm tempted to just get rid of them, but I would rather have someone take a look so that I can do this the right way. I have other minor issues that bug me, but I want to take care of the major stuff first. (Note: there are three other people who use this PC, all of whom claim innocence. Yeah, right)

Thanks for your help.

Here is the HJT log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:14:35 AM, on 9/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

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I downloaded a virus yesterday (8/10) trying to open a video of the opening ceremony of the Olympics (I do not remember the exact URL). The virus was disguised as a video codec for Windows Mediaplayer. After I downloaded the file, a blue screen with a warning in a yellow box replaced my desktop image. The warning says:

"Warning! Spyware detected on your computer. Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

I have tried to remove it with McAfee Antivirus and with a Virus Removal tool I got from my University, but neither of these was able to remove the program. Can you help me?

I attached the two log files below. If you need any additional information, please let me know.

Thanks!

****************Active Scan Log************************
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2008-08-11 16:20:06
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 37
SUSPECTS: 0
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
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Answer:Desktop Image Virus - "Warning! Spyware Detected On Your Computer"

Looking over your log, back ASAP.

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Help, I keep on getting a "Windows Security Alert" popup appearing that says:

"Warning ! Potential Spyware Operation!

Your computer is making unauthorised copies of your system and
Internet files. Run full scan now to prevent any unauthorised access
to your files! Click YES to download spyware remover ..."

This is currently appearing about every 5 minutes.

Also, I ran Spybot S&D, and it detected and removed Smitfraud.C

I just checked in my startup folder and found 2 programs that I think shouldn't be there "autorun.exe" and "system.exe"

What's going on here?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:38:26 AM, on 17/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\SUPERVOC\PROGRAM\PICPMON.EXE
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Z... Read more

Answer:Solved: Regular popups - "Warning! Potential Spyware Operation!"

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Need , help to fix, My CA spyware won't get rid of it,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:32:14 PM, on 7/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTSvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfsem.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Securit... Read more

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Earlier this evening I randomly got 3 or 4 pop-up windows that were followed by a blue screen.
In a panic or something I pressed enter and the blue screen went away. Everything closed immediately by itself and then showed my desktop.
Ever since, my background is blue with a yellow box that reads
"Warning! Spyware detected on your computer!
Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

I haven't noticed any difference in how my computer is running, other than the fact that I have no desktop control.
When I right-click my desktop I can't change my wallpaper or any desktop settings.

I keep getting blue screens that go away after I press enter, although, my computer did shut off after I got one of the screens.

I've read posts relating to this but tried following the steps and things were too different.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

Here is my Hijackthis log:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:32:23 PM, on 6/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode

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:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = ... Read more

Answer:Blue background that reads: "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer."

Hello, and welcome.

Scans are best run in normal mode unless otherwise instructed.

Please do this:

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

What DSS will do: create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review. DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

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Hi,

My laptop has been infected, as a result I am seeing a blue background with a rectangular box in the middle. The top half of this box is yellow and says "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer." The bottom half is blue and says "Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

I have run Norton , Grisoft and Spy-Bot, none of which has removed it.

This is the Logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:00:07 PM, on 5/17/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
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Answer:[SOLVED] &quot;Warning! Spyware detected on your computer...&quot; message on desktop

Welcome to TSF.

Please print the below instructions or copy them to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the order mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one:

O16 - DPF: {A7EA8AD2-287F-11D3-B120-006008C39542} (CBSTIEPrint Class) - http://offers.e-centives.com/cif/dow...in/actxcab.cab
O16 - DPF: {FE6A3E85-0F6C-49AD-8843-68FF44E7EEA9} - http://plugin.secureservicepack.com/...ervicepack.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: awvtr - C:\WINDOWS\system32\awvtr.dll (file missing)

1. Download combofix at http://www.techsupportforum.com/sect...s/ComboFix.exe or http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe Save it to your Desktop before you run it.
2. Double-click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
3. When finished, it will produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply.

Note:
Do not click on combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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I am running a Toshiba SLI1 notebook and find myself unable to use my PC due to a warning after I enter my password while the files and programs are loading. Everything seems to be normal, but I can't be sure. Within 30 seconds of booting up, a message pops up indicating that there is a critical warning and windows is now shutting down. A new window follows, but I can't be sure of the code displayed because within very little time, my computer is already restarting. It first happened after the installation of a few programs used to convert and download viral videos to one's hard-disk. I don't know if the warning is connected with this, but it seems an odd coincidence. A prompt (after download the programs used to convert/download the virals) instructed me to restart my PC, but being impatient, I didn't do it until the next day. This is when the warning started. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

GutiHaz13

Answer:Vista Home Premium "Critical Warning, Windows Will Shut Down"

Did you actually use the software you downloaded before you restarted your computer?

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So... my Windows Defender gave me a warning earlier ago. It said I had an infected system file named "hosts". I already removed the file from my computer, but it can still be found on my history. Look:

What is that malware about anyway? I know I already removed it, but I worry a lot about my computer so I want to make sure everything is fine.

So... can someone tell me why I got it? Is it really dangerous?

Answer:Windows Defender gave me a malware warning (file name = "hosts")

First of all the threat has been removed. You are no longer in danger from that particular threat. Malware is used to describe harmful software that has been installed on your computer. It can be very dangerous with the capability of hacking into your system, harvesting passwords, bank accounts, etc. In your case it was a medium threat. It usually means, pop ups, advertisements. Since it has been uninstalled it is no longer a threat.
For the future, download the free Malwarebytes and scan once a week.
Be sure that you have a quality Anti Virus such as Avast.
Stay away from sites that may be dangerous. Those are the ones that you really want to visit.

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Excel 2007 is giving me this message when I download an excel report. How do I get into the server to fix it?

Answer:"Warning: Excel converter page limit of 50 exceeded" Error Please Help

Sounds like you are running a excel addon program that has a limit of 50. Do you know the name of the program?

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Hi, i am new to this. I am having this problem with a IE popup this few days.

What happen is, whenever I restart my cpu, before I can click on anything else, these IE popups will appear. A popup appear. Window title is "* * * *** System Warning! Microsoft Internet Explorer" and "Warning: PC Update - Microsoft Internet Explorer". I can leave my cpu on and it will keep popping up. Can get over 20 of the same windows though I am not browsing (in fact, not working with my cpu at all)

Don't know if this is created by the same problem.. that is, when I am bhrowsing with IE, I get redirected to http://www.yupsearch.com/search.php very often.

I have got Ad-aware6 installed on my cpu, but this time round, it is not working to remove my problems completely. Tried fixing with Spybot too. But still problem of pop up exists. Tried installing MSN toolbar hoping this will block popup... but it will not work after cpu restarts.

Attached HijackThis log. Hopes this helps you guys to advise me. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:19:24 PM, on 10/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program... Read more

Answer:Help needed! IE popup "* * * *** System Warning! Microsoft Internet Explorer"

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=286363
 

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Big Kudos to anybody who can solve this one! Very little/nothing on Google or microsoft support site.
Here's the problem:

I'm helping a family member who has a new Dell PC with Windows XP Home, Outlook Express 6.
Every time they close Outlook Express, the following Warning pops up:
To free up disk space OE can compact messages. This may take a few minutes. There are 2 options - OK and Cancel.

Here is the rub: We've closed the warning, or we've clicked OK, or we've clicked cancel, we've checked the box that says don't ask me again....these warnings continue to come up next time (EVERY time) Outlook Express is closed.

This is a senior citizen who has, maybe, 20 email messages and no shortage of memory or disk space. I want to prevent this warning from coming up ever again. How do I do it? Is there some default I can change somewhere?
 

Answer:Solved: "Free Up Disk Space" OE warning ?? Stop the Madness!

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I am having the same problem. Whenever I try to watch a video on Watchcric.net in either IE or Google I get the ERROR message FlashPlayer update is required to view this content" I have followed the instructions in "Remove flashplayer....Content" virus from this website. AdwCleaner, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Hitman Pro did not find anything, I then reset IE. The problem is still there. Please help.
 

Answer:WARNING! Your flash player may be out of date. Please update to continue. "flashplayerpro"

Hello,
http://malwaretips.com/threads/preparation-guide-before-requesting-malware-removal-help.20334/
 

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WARNING! Your flash player may be out of date. Please update to continue. "flashplayerpro"
My system has slowed down a lot. A lot of ads coming just on a single click. DNS redirection problem in all the phones and mobiles connected to the router at home. Unable to access facebook and gmail everytime. I have to use the ipconfig /flushdns but that is just a temporary solution cause the problem reappears. Also have TubaeAdblocker stuck in extensions.
 

Answer:WARNING! Your flash player may be out of date. Please update to continue. "flashplayerpro"

Hi,

Please download Malwarebytes AntiRootkit (MBAR) and save it to your desktop.
For full instructions how MBAR works, read this article

> Doubleclick on the MBAR file and allow it to run.
? Click OK on the next screen, to allow the package to extract the contents of the file to its own folder named mbar.
? mbar.exe will launch automatically. On some systems, this may take a few extra seconds. Please be patient and wait for the program to open.
? After reading the Introduction, click Next if you agree.

? On the Update Database screen, click on the Update button. Once you see 'Success: Database was successfully updated' click on Next
? Under Scan Targets ensure all boxes are ticked. Then click the Scan button.

Notice: with some infections, you may see two messages boxes:
- 'Could not load protection driver'. Click 'OK'.
- 'Could not load DDA driver'. Click 'Yes' to this message, to allow the driver to load after a restart. Allow the computer to restart. Continue with the rest of these instructions.

>> If malware is not detected, click the Exit button to close the program and post the mbar-log-year-month-day.txt and system-log.txt reports.

>> If an infection/s are found ensure Create Restore Point are ticked. Then select the "Cleanup! button to remove threats.
? The clean up procedure will be scheduled for process, pop-up will be shown.
Select the Yes button and the system should re-boot ... Read more

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CNN.COM/HLN announced earlier today that an E-mail message has appeared in the wild that contains a link and tells E-mail recipients they can watch a video of Casey Anthony's "confession" about the death of her daughter, Caylee.

Clicking the link allows hackers to place malware in your computer and possibly gain access to personal information.

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Answer:Warning! E-mail With Link To Casey Anthony "Confession" Video

I think I saw that on Facebook yesterday. Only the O in Anthony was a 0 (zero).
 

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I have searched the forum and tried many things but still could not get rid of this blinking "Warning - Dangerous spyware - Following viruses were found on your computer: Trojan horse, PassCapture and etc....."
Please Help!

H/W & OS: Dell laptop D630 - XP Pro SP3

Symptom: Got many pop ups in IE and Firefox. Desktop screen gone black with a box with blinking "Warning" and text listed below:

"Warning - Dangerous spyware - Following viruses were found on your computer: Trojan horse, PassCapture and etc.
Your private information may be potentially transferred to third parties.
Please, check your computer using advanced software. Thanks"

Actions taken so far:

- Ran Spybots and Malwarebytes several times, deleted infected objects and rebooted laptop.
- Ran McAfee OnDemand scan few times and found no virus (???)
- Tried System Restore but does not work, even in Safe Mode Command Line, just can't click Next to restore any restore points.
- Ran Kaspersky's Online Scanner 7, found 7 objects infected
- Ran McAffe again and cleaned those infected object. Rebooted the laptop and the message still there....

Nothing works so far. Please help. Here are the logs:
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1) Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Short scan found 7 infected objects. Removed & rebooted
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.26
Database version: 1103
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/16/2009 4:46:00 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-16 (16-46-00).tx... Read more

Answer:Blinking "Warning, Dangerous spyware...Trojan horse, PassCapture etc"

It got worse. I ran virus scan and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Spybots again and it found adn removed about 8 more infected objects / trojan horse. Rebooted the laptop and now I cannot logon. It logs me out immediately from both user account and Administrator account.
Any suggestions beside reinsatll XP is appreciated.
 

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The aswMBR does not run correctly on my pc. It stops about 30 seconds into the scan and windows closes the program.
 

Answer:WARNING! Your flash player may be out of date. Please update to continue. "flashplayerpro"

Hi,

Please download zoek.zip or zoek.rar by smeenk () from here or here and save it to your Desktop.
Unpack the archive...

Close any open browsers
Temporarily disable your AntiVirus program. (If necessary)
If you are unsure how to do this please read this or this Instruction.

Double click on zoek.exe to run the tool .
Please wait while the tool does not start...

Copy the text present inside the code box below and paste it into the large window in the zoek tool:
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to the operating system

Code:
createsrpoint;
gpt.ini;z
C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy;v
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\GroupPolicy;v
StandardSearch;
emptyfolderscheck;
installer-list;
installedprogs;
uninstall-list;

Click on button.
Please wait until a logreport will open (this can be after reboot)

Save notepad to your Desktop and attach here zoek-results.log
Note: It will also create a log in the C:\ directory named "zoek-results.log"

 

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OK, I know a lot of people have had a problem with this one.
ANY site I go to redirects to this "Internet Explorer Warning" page and tells me to buy their software. Obviously, I wasn't born yesterday. No thanks.
Even getting to this site and trying to download Hijack This was extremely difficult.
But anyways, here's the log from the HJT scan.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:42:19 PM, on 5/31/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlbxcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sttray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.ex... Read more

Answer:"Internet Explorer Warning - visting this site may harm your computer"

Also, right after I posted this, every pages starts to redirect and then it pops up and instead of "Internet Explorer Warning...blah blah blah," I'm getting "Oops! This link appears to be broken!" with my Google Toolbar logo on the side and a list of suggestions to correct the site's URL.
 

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