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Sounds works except for one program, but that program shows activity

Question: Sounds works except for one program, but that program shows activity

Sound generally works perfectly fine on my computer, I can watch movies, play games, etc....

Except, I recently installed the slingplayer desktop program. I do not hear any sound. However, the mixer is showing that it is generating audio. This works perfectly fine on a different computer.

This is a windows 7 sp1 x64 machine.


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Preferred Solution: Sounds works except for one program, but that program shows activity

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

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Answer: Sounds works except for one program, but that program shows activity

Slingbox has a support and forum for their products. As everything else works, it looks like either a bad install or a configuration issue with that software.

Best place to start would be Slingbox.

Slingbox Support - Slingbox Support

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I made a sound file to replace the default "Windows shutting down" one. (I don't remember what its name actually was.)

It wasn't until I started playing with alternative ones for "Start Windows" that I noticed the "Shutting down" entry was missing from the Program events window - yet it still works and plays the file I made.

How can I get it to appear again in the Program events window?

Answer:Program event in XP's Sounds and Audio Devices doesn't appear ... but it still works

Re: Program event in XP's Sounds and Audio Devices doesn't appear ... but it still wo

dmb06851 said:

I made a sound file to replace the default "Windows shutting down" one. (I don't remember what its name actually was.)

It wasn't until I started playing with alternative ones for "Start Windows" that I noticed the "Shutting down" entry was missing from the Program events window - yet it still works and plays the file I made.

How can I get it to appear again in the Program events window?Click to expand...

You may have reached the maximum log file size of 512 KB. Try this from Microsoft:

How to Manage Log Contents

By default, the initial maximum of size of a log is set to 512 KB, and when this size is reached, new events overwrite older events as needed. Depending on your requirements, you can change these settings, or clear a log of its contents. How to Set Log Size and Overwrite Options

To specify log size and overwrite options, follow these steps:

Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, then click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. Or, open the MMC containing the Event Viewer snap-in.
In the console tree, expand Event Viewer, and then right-click the log in which you want to set size and overwrite options.
Under Log size, type the size that you want in the Maximum log size box.
Under When maximu... Read more

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I have a friend staying with me untill she gets on her feet and I allow her to use one of my computers for online job applications and such but I noticed last night that she has been deleting the internet history. I need to be able to log whats going on with the computer while she's using it so I can make sure she's trying to help herself or I'll honestly have no choice but to give her the boot.

Does anyone know of any software that can monitor at the very least internet useage through IE8 and Mozilla? I need a program that will make me a log file that cannot be deleted or at the very least is hidden so it cannot be found by the average relatively PC illiterate person.

Answer:Need a program to log PC activity

Spector soft.

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Does XP have a logging facility that would allow me to know when programs have run on my system?
The system seems to be more active when it is in sleep mode then when it is awake. I do run many autostart programs like backups, malware checkups etc. but their schedules were set far in the past and I no longer have a handle on them.

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Hello - I have a dell optiplex gx270 with 2gb of RAM / 2.60ghz speed. About 2 days ago I was viewing a video in my DVD player and notice that the picture became "choppy". I put another DVD video in the player an viewed another movie, it too was choppy. I stopped the player and played a video in youtube to see if the issue was just with the player. Youtube playback was the same. It run fine a little and then it would stop and repeat itself though the viewing. I then closed all apps and shut down the computer. After start up, I went to Task Manager to see what the cpu performance was without any apps/art or office programs running. The performance continued to go from 0% to something in the mid-to-upper range of about 68% to 100%. It still hasn't stopped. The process that continues to take up most of the resources is Toolbar Updater Service.exe. At one time during this excursion, the cpu usage spike to 100% and stayed there for at least 1 min or so. Am I infected? What is your guess as to what is going on?

Answer:cpu usage at 100% w/o program activity

Hello Optimus Prime Rib, Let's run a few scans on your system to get a little closer look at what's going on.Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop: * Main Mirror This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended) * Zipped Mirror This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop. * Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs. * Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver. * Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked. * Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe. * GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress) * If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your NO. * Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK. * When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log. * Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply. * Exit GMER and re-enable all active protectio... Read more

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Hey guys, the son's getting older and he's starting to use the computer for school. Just to be safe and be a little proactive I want to have some logging software to report to me what sites have been visited. I also don't want the end user to be able to see it running or have a way to turn it off. (I also have shady friends that use the public computer in the den).

Any recommendations? A free trial would be a plus. The option to block inappropriate categories would be a plus, but is not required. I'll also be installing this software on a computer that is not behind a router that why I'm not just using the content blocking on a router.


Answer:Program to log internet activity

check pm

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I was using an OLD version of Microsoft works....4.x on my XP system.

I just bought Works 9.0 from Microsoft and Installed it but it won't let me open my old Works files. I've searched for a converter but they say they are for Windows 98 systems.

Anybody have any idea how I can open my old files in my new works program?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Solved: opening old MS Works files in New MS works program?

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I recently downloaded a program and when ran, nothing came up.
I scanned it before and attempted to scan afterwards and got an error about a duplicate file
My AV is Avast home edition version 4.7.

I thought something was afoot so I started the computer in safemode(Windows XP SP2) and ran a thorough scan that revealed nothing. After restarting normally I notice a new process IPFW.exe after googling it found out that it was a trojan that allowed remote access and sent passwords and such. I ended the process and searched my computer for it and came up with C:/windows/system32/ipfw.exe

Before going to check out the file i turned on my firewall program, Zone alarm pro, and while in the folder it said explorer.exe was trying to access the internet and it started taking up all my cpu. I ended the process and restarted it and all was fine afterward. I got worried and downloaded hijackthis and found this site through google and was wondering if you could help me.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:06:47 PM, on 11/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Comm... Read more

Answer:Strange activity after running a program.

Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
Choose your usual account.

Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum with a new HijackThis log

then when it has rebooted

Download Combofix to your desktop:

* Double-click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
* When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your... Read more

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Hy i am looking for software that can detect Internet Connection Activity on my computer and if internet connection will be alive or when bandwidth will be more than 1 MB - it should run software on my computer .. enyone know where i can get software like this.. i Google to many keywords but cant find nothing similar ... thanks

I want to run my antivirus automatically when i will start use internet ... that's why i need it

Answer:Run Program on Internet Connection Activity

Well I know there are programs to monitor network activity, but I have never heard of one that will launch a program for you.

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I am constantly installing new software on XP machines that will not run under a domain user account until i hack the registry. Problem is, with new programs, it can take a lot of time and trial and error to find the key that is causing the issue, and reset the permissions.

It would be far easier if there was a tool that would display something like:

"program x is attempting to write to registry key y"

I know its a long shot, but is there anything?

Answer:Program to display registry activity?

RegProt is just the thing you want. It asks if it is OK for a program to add important keys. Best of all, it is free. While you are there, take a very strong look at Process Guard and Wormguard. I don't know what I did without any of them. They are "must have" software.

Be aware that you should temporarily disable RegProt when you add certain hardware, or the drivers may be blocked from installing. I found out the hard way.

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Does anyone know of a program or way to log all network activity to a specific program on one's computer (program and/or service)?

I know I can see this "live" in Resource Monitor, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a program or way to track and log all network activity to/from a specific process and/or service.

I'm finding a lot of "live"-type monitors, like Windows Resource Monitor, but nothing that can log :/

Answer:Possible to log a program's network activity in Windows 7?

Microsoft NetMon can log to a file.

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Hello - I have a dell optiplex gx270 with 2gb of RAM / 2.60ghz speed. About 2 days ago I was viewing a video in my DVD player and notice that the picture became "choppy". I put another DVD video in the player an viewed another movie, it too was choppy. I stopped the player and played a video in youtube to see if the issue was just with the player. Youtube playback was the same. It run fine a little and then it would stop and repeat itself though the viewing. I then closed all apps and shut down the computer. After start up, I went to Task Manager to see what the cpu performance was without any apps/art or office programs running. The performance continued to go from 0% to something in the mid-to-upper range of about 68% to 100%. It still hasn't stopped. The process that continues to take up most of the resources is Toolbar Updater Service.exe. At one time during this excursion, the cpu usage spike to 100% and stayed there for at least 1 min or so. Am I infected? What is your guess as to what is going on?

Answer:CPU usage running at 100% w/o program activity

I suggest you post in the Am I Infected forum

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What program do you use to monitor your network activity?
I need to monitor mine.

Please any recommendation...

Answer:What program do you use to monitor you network activity?

Hm interesting topic, usually I use task manager (i made a shortcut for it) and i've set it like this: _if you wanna go pro here is a nice one

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I am looking for a piece of software that can log what messages a java applet send to its server. It doesn't have to be subtle or anything. I don't need it to spy. Does anybody know such a program?

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Log internet activity of a specific program

I'm not sure about necessarily a Java Applet communicating to a server, but Wireshark is a good opensource tool for see packets going in and out of a computer.

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Hello to Whoever Reads This,

Thank you in advance for your help.

Running XP. How do I add a "program event" to Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices/Sounds/Progam Events/Windows?

To be specific, my daughter's computer is missing the event named "Default Beep" and, consequently, cannot hear some sounds when she plays games in, eg., Zone games site. On my computer I can see "Default Beep" and can assign a sound to this event. On her computer this "program event" is missing altogether.


Answer:sounds and program events

Hi Chatrang
Is your daughter using a custom sound scheme, try changing the scheme to windows default and apply then ok

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I'm trying to get the sounds out of my Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green demo, and they are either of the extension UAX and OGG, both of which WMP does not recognize. How can I do this?

Answer:Getting sounds from program files

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I'm looking for a good program that'll let me monitor my network activity in windows. anything? thanks!

Answer:network activity monitor traffic program

This is a great BASIC small application. (shareware)

This is a great toolbar, it has a DU meter plugin and it doesnt have to be registered. (freeware)

There are more advanced monitors. But I don't have a use for them/dont really care.

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Good Day

I was searching google and other websites for a solution. My problem is my vpn program stops sending and receiving data(Not Hanging) ramdomly. Then i need to manually stop and start the connection in the vpn program.The vpn program have the option of starting the connection on start up. I have created batch files to terminate and start the vpn program. What i need is some windows program that rely on a internet connection to log an event in event viewer if no internet connectivity detected and then use that event in task scheduler to trigger the batch files. I only found one program which is windows media center(which is working) but it only checks for updates every hour and when windows media center updates failed then it only log it with event viewer and trigger the batch files.

Any help would be much appreciated

Thank You

Answer:A way to trigger the restart of a program if no internet activity


Welcome to Seven Forums.

Take a look at ping monitor Free version.
You didn't say if the internet was not responding, disconnecting or something else.
Ping Monitor allows you to set up 1 or more destinations that are pinged repeatedly. If no response is received within a predefined time, you can trigger the running of another program, send an email, and do other stuff.

You can find it here... Ping Monitor - Free Network Ping Monitoring Tool


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Is there a place where I can go to see the daily download and update activity from the various programs and applications on my pc?


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I'm having a lot of fun with my new Vaio, but one thing that annoys me is that there are no visible lights for my DVDRoms. I have two DVDRoms (one is RW) and I can't see or hear when they are running. I thought I had seen a simple program out there that would place an activity light on the taskbar for CDRoms with no visible light, but now I can't find it. Does anyone know where I might find it, I would just like to see when my DVDRoms are running, a simple set of lights on my taskbar would be great.


Answer:DVDRom activity light on taskbar program

maybe that

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This has got me puzzled, when I first found the problem I unsuccesfully tried an Acronis restore the result was a failure and I had to do a clean install.Trying the same excercise after the install still gives the same problem. I can play stored and CD music files but internet and windows sounds can not be heared.There are no problems in device manager,trying to test the windows sounds gives no result.On board sound card Realtec 97,Players intalled:-windows media player 9,Power DVD, Nero showtime.Any ideas

Answer:No internet or program sounds CD's/Stored OK

Strange one alright...Try the system file checkerPut XP CD into drivestartrunsfc /scannow

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I'm looking for a soundboard program to play sound files through voice chat so me and my friends can mess around on our server. Any recommendations? I tried Soundplant, but my friends say they can barely even hear it, like it's not even playing through the mic channel and my mic just happens to be picking up the sound playing from the speakers. Plus Soundplant didn't provide enough keys to bind sounds to.

Answer:Soundboard program to play sounds through mic?

Hm, the only thing that comes to mind for me would be altering the properties on the playback and microphone sound settings. I did this when trying to record game volume as it played so that I could record commentary at the same time. The specifics I don't know though. That you would need someone else's help on.

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I'm looking for a soundboard program to play sound files through voice chat so me and my friends can mess around on our server. Any recommendations? I tried Soundplant, but my friends say they can barely even hear it, like it's not even playing through the mic channel and my mic just happens to be picking up the sound playing from the speakers. Plus Soundplant didn't provide enough keys to bind sounds to.

Answer:Soundboard program to play sounds through mic?

Hm, the only thing that comes to mind for me would be altering the properties on the playback and microphone sound settings. I did this when trying to record game volume as it played so that I could record commentary at the same time. The specifics I don't know though. That you would need someone else's help on.

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XP Pro_SP3
I hear the Windows Startup and Shutdown sounds, but nothing else. All the Program Event
sounds like "Empty Recycle Bin" just stopped a few hours ago.
The default for audio and video is the latest version of VLC Media Player.
Everything in "Device Manager" and "Sounds and Audio Devices" looks ok. Tested the sound
card and speakers by playing several audio clips with VLC. No problems.
I googled "xp program event sounds not working." It's frightening! There are endless posts
about XP sound problems that resolve nothing. This is the first time I've ever had a sound
problem with any version of Windows.
Most weird problems like this are resolved in the Registry. If that's true, I need to know which
Keys and Values are responsible for this trouble.
I don't know if this matters, but I'm the only user with full administrative rights. There are no
viruses, malware, etc.

Answer:Program Event Sounds not Working

Does the problem persists if you reboot your computer?

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Hey guys, just thought I'd share this with ya!

I found a great program called MP3myMP3 (CNET Review here: MP3 My MP3 Recorder - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET that records sounds that your PC makes.
In other words, the sound that YOU hear from it.
E.G. If you wanted to record an error sound that Windows Makes (I know that they're in C: Somewhere this is just an example) you'd just press record and then play the sound and press stop. Simple.

Just thought I'd share as it came in handy for me.

(P.S. If this is breaking Forum Rules 5,7 or 11, feel free to remove it Got to keep a good rep )

Answer:Great Program for Recording Sounds

Thanks for the heads up!

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Hi thereI'm looking for a soundboard program to play sound files through voice chat so me and my friends can mess around on our server. Any recommendations? I tried Soundplant, but my friends say they can barely even hear it, like it's not even playing through the mic channel and my mic just happens to be picking up the sound playing from the speakers. วิธีเล่นคาสิโนบนมือถือWhat do you think about that?

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My computer continually sounds like it's loading a program or a virus scan is occurring. Neither is the case. I've run anti-malwarebytes and nothing significant was found. There is nothing in the disc drive. At the moment, I have three programs open: Word, Outlook, and Firefox. AVG and Windows Firewall are running. Task Manager indicates 116 Processes, CPU Usage 15%, and Physical Memory 36%. The computer is also running slowly. This did not start after any new programs were installed.
Any suggestions?
Thanks for the help!Computer: Dell XPS 8300
Processor: Intel i7-2600 @ 3.40 GHz
RAM: 12 GB
System Type: 64-bit
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1

Answer:PC Sounds As If It's Continuously Loading A Program

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Every so often (once or twice in a 24 hour period), my internet completely disconnects. It drops me from IRC, torrents, Steam, any browsing I'm doing, and so on. This seems to happen only on this computer (I have another computer and an Xbox 360 on the same wireless network, and neither of them drop when my computer drops.

This, alongside the consistent HDD activity light (and sound) that appears during these disconnections, leads me to believe that there is a program on my computer causing these disconnections. I'm reasonably certain that I am virus free and a "legitimate" program is causing, as I run regular scans using both Microsoft Security Essentials and Trend Micro HouseCall.

However, I'm still stumped: I have no idea what program could be causing this and I have no idea to figure out how to deduce this. Can somebody recommend me some monitoring tools that I can use to see what programs are active when these disconnections occur? I have tried going to Resource Monitor but it never ever seems to open fast enough to display what is going on during the disconnections, so I need something that provides logging functionality. Can anyone suggest free monitoring tools I can use to clear up this mystery?

Answer:Periodic Internet disconnections - related to program activity?

Have a look at this Microsoft article: How to troubleshoot network connectivity problems in Internet Explorer

You might also want to run a virus scan with Malwarebytes.

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You know how Spyware takes screenshots of computer activity every n seconds? Is there any program that takes video footage, so you can actually see the activity in motion.

I don't need this for any means of spying. I need to turn a perfectly timed PowerPoint presentation into a video, and a camera just won't do.

Answer:Any program that takes video footage of computer activity?

Free capture program screen view @

Or pay programs like Camtasia or SnagIt will record your desktop to avi.
There was a program called Robodemo, that would record by clicks & and I think timed intervals.. I also think Macromedia bought the company now.

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I'm trying to solve a problem that I've posted earlier but getting no responses.

The Reliability Monitor only connects to Microsoft when Explorer has full access. I'm trying to just limit its access for Reliability Monitor.

So I though maybe there is a program that can track what resources Explorer is using when it updates with Microsoft.

I tried using Windows Resource Monitor. Only explorer shows up in the network connections. Checked Explorer in the CPU category but there are an infinite amount of services it is using and I can't properly diagnose what resources it's using during the update. Maybe there is a more advanced way of using the monitor to solve this problem. I don't know.

Is there a third party software that can just track that instance of Explores activity? I did a net search but all I get is results for internet connectivity programs.

Any input is greatly appreciated.


Answer:Program needed to track/log Explorer's internet activity

I'm not sure what you're asking for, but perhaps "Process Explorer"? Process Explorer

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Hey guys - just about an hour ago, I plugged my computer into my TV via HDMI cable, restarted, and suddenly was getting sounds, like TV commercials, playing while on the desktop. I looked at the sound mixer and determined it was coming from something called "Name not available", so I figured I had some malware issue. After looking it up, I found this site - evidently it's a pretty common problem, but I've also discerned that it isn't something I can just fix in a few minutes by myself. So here I am...
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16518  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Joseph at 15:37:22 on 2014-02-13
Microsoft Windows 8.1  6.3.9600.0.1252.1.1033.18.8075.5110 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK... Read more

Answer:"Name not available" program in mixer playing advertisement sounds

Hello Jalopes,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
   If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
   Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Follow This Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Follow This Topic. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

   Finally, please reply using the Post  button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.   Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Right click to run as ad... Read more

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So, today while I was playing World of Warcraft, my computer started making strange noises at me. At first I thought I had left an internet tab open or something because I kept hearing commercials and pop news highlights coming through my speakers. But after making sure that everything was shut off, the noises kept coming. Upon further inspection through my volume mixer I found this strange program producing noise but it had a "No Name Available" as a descriptor.

I have run Malwarebytes Pro and Combo and uninstalled everything that I had run today but it still persists. I even did a full system restore dating back a couple weeks yet the noises keep coming. PLEASE HELP! I have no idea what's causing this and it is literally driving me batty. Any ideas?

Desperate for answers,


Answer:Strange sounds Coming from Mysterious program

So, today while I was playing World of Warcraft, my computer started making strange noises at me. At first I thought I had left an internet tab open or something because I kept hearing commercials and pop news highlights coming through my speakers. But after making sure that everything was shut off, the noises kept coming. Upon further inspection through my volume mixer I found this strange program producing noise but it had a "No Name Available" as a descriptor.I have run Malwarebytes Pro and Combo and uninstalled everything that I had run today but it still persists. I even did a full system restore dating back a couple weeks yet the noises keep coming. PLEASE HELP! I have no idea what's causing this and it is literally driving me batty. Any ideas?Desperate for answers,ArcadianPhoenix'Strange sound' is not very indicative of the type of sound you're hearing. Could you be a little more precise? Is it for example, a buzzing noise, a high pitched whine or what?

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I'm currently working with a colleague's computer. It's been showing signs of what I thought might be malware activity. It's using CPU to capacity while idle and uploading/downloading a lot of traffic I couldn't immediately trace back to legitimate activity. My colleague is using a limited data plan and burned through 1GB in a matter of days without doing much of anything.

I ran through the READ&RUN instructions for XP. Any help in cleaning the system would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Suspicious internet activity, high background program load

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

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=;https=
O2 - BHO: Babylon IE plugin - {9CFACCB6-2F3F-4177-94EA-0D2B72D384C1} - C:\Programme\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Utils\BabylonIEPI.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Babylon Client] C:\Programme\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Babylon.exe -AutoStart
O4 - Startup: MyPC Backup.lnk = C:\Programme\MyPC Backup\MyPC Backup.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate this web page with Babylon - res://C:\Programme\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Utils\BabylonIEPI.dll/ActionTU.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate with Babylon - res://C:\Programme\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Utils\BabylonIEPI.dll/Action.htm
O23 - Service: Computer Backup (MyPC Backup) (BackupStack) - Just Develop It - C:\Programme\MyPC Backup\BackupStack.exe

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

Now uninstall the below programs:
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
Java(TM) 6 Update 22
MyPC Backup

Now install the current version of Sun Java from: Sun J... Read more

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I am in the process of writing a scoring program that will reward students for finding vulnerabilities in Windows 8, 10 and Server images as part of training for a competition, CyberPatriot. My plan is to use a modified version of the Python 3 script I've
developed for Ubuntu which compares settings in various files (e.g., /etc/login.defs which contains the MaximumPasswordAge and /etc/pam.d/common-password which contains password complexity configurations) against a series of benchmarks.
I have been unable to track down readable files that contain these settings or configurations in Windows. MBSA is able to "read" various settings so that it can do its work, reporting vulnerabilities. 
Are there text files that can be open and read or registry entries (I am able to "read" the registry with the Python module winreg) that contain the information I would need to compare to benchmarks for scoring how many vulnerabilities my students
have found and rectified?
As an alternative, is there an open source scoring program that could be modified to perform this task? 

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when I check what programs are running /by ctrl alt delete it is showing a program named LOL .....what is this?

Answer:odd program shows running

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

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

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Answer:Missing program event (Default Beep) in Sounds

When I look in Control Panel-Sounds-then sound tab the default beep program event is missing.How do I get it back?

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This is more of a learning question than a need for urgent help.

As you should know, within (Sounds and Audio Devices) under (Tab Sounds) and within Program events:...there are Windows, Alps Pointing Device Driver {whatever this is}, NetMeeting (whatever this is}, Windows Explorer, Microsoft Money, Windows Messenger, MSN Messenger, Microsoft Works Calendar, Microsoft Works Task Launcher,and Microsoft Works Portfolio. Can other programs be added into this "Program events:"?...for the purpose of adding a sound?


The Gillette Family

Answer:Sounds and Audio Devices/Tab Sounns/Program events:

It has to be possible because AOL has added sounds into my list, including personalised messages but I can't see how to add them manually. Maybe whatever programme you're thinking about will add to yours.

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Norton Power eraser had already dealt with RPCSS.dll when I had NortonLive try to fix my computer, I had noticed slight "lags" when scrolling on FB.  The computer restarted itself the other day and Viknok was blocked repeatedly again by Norton.  I am sending this in safe mode with networking.
 attach.txt   14.23KB
 DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17126  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Scott at 11:14:34 on 2014-07-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8140.7043 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {D87FA2C0-F526-77B1-D6EC-0EDF3936CEDB}
SP: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {631E4324-D31C-783F-EC5C-35AD42B18466}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Norton Security Suite *Enabled* {E04423E5-BF49-76E9-FDB3-A7EAC7E589A0}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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Answer:Experiencing Trojan.Viknok Activity 3 blocked with installed Norton Program

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===--RogueKiller--Download & SAVE to your Desktop For 32bit system or For 64bit system Quit all programs that you may have started.Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"For Windows XP, double-click to start.Wait until Prescan has finished ...Then Click on "Scan" buttonWait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"click on "delete"Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your DesktopExit/Close RogueKiller+=======Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the proc... Read more

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to elaborate, l remember someone linking me to a program which showed what space was used and where, reason l need to know is lve suddenly lost 7gb of space on my 60gb SSD and lve no clue where and what is using it.

lol l really need a bigger one but lm a bit skint at the moment.

Answer:program that shows space usage

This is a good one,

WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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My computer has been running very slow lately. I called my internet provider and he said im uploading a tonne of data. I got the windows sidebar thing and it says im uploading between 150-500 kbps. I am using utorrent, but i set the limit to 25 kbps. My screen is also flicking black once in a while. My CPU usage will go to 100% for long periods of time which i dont get because supposedly my computer is decent, its got 320 gb hdd, and 3 gb ddr2 ( i dont know much about computers). Also my start tab thing is changing the programs on the list without me doing anything. I ran mcafee scan and it showed nothing. Please help me figure out which steps i need to take next to fix this.

Answer:Virus program shows nothing but i think im infected

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:55:15 PM, on 05/05/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\x86\eDSLoader.exe
C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Backup Now 5\BkupTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Acer Arcade Deluxe\ArcadeDeluxeAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\PlayMovie\PMVService.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\eAudio\eAudio.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
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One of my hard drives just failed after years of reliable service. A lot of valuable information was lost.

To avoid this in the future, it would be helpful to know just how old a drive is to know when it's time to be replaced.

Is there a program that can tell me when I drive was manufactured?

Answer:A program that shows Manufacture date?

Drive age doesn't really have much to do with 'drive failures'. Time in service increases the risk, but it's not a defining factor either.

The HDD should have a sticker on it showing date of manufacture. I don't know of a program.

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I know I've asked this before but I can't find the thread anymore... please forgive me for that.. I know how annoying it is to have multiple threads of the same thing being asked cuz people didn't read through previous posts. :mad

But I am trying to find a program for Windows Vista that will show me where all my hard drive space is going. I don't like Vista AT all and I've just had to switch to it from using XP all this time. I'm not happy about it but there's nothing that can be done about it. Technology evolves and I should evolve with it I guess... but I'll do it kicking and screaming the whole way! LoL!! :crybaby

I especially hate the search function in Vista. :guns In XP all I had to do was check mark if I was looking for music or pictures or whatever and tell it to check the whole drive and then it would bring me ALL the types of music on my drive and I could easily delete what I didn't want that was taking up so much space.

I have yet to figure that out here on Vista. :confused

Is there a program that can help me do that? So I can free up some space. I've already gone through removing all programs I don't want... but I know there's got to be stuff on here like movies or music that I don't want. It's my daughter's old computer and you know how kids are. So I want to get rid of all that stuff and try and start with as smooth of a slate as possible without having to go throu... Read more

Answer:Program For Vista That Shows Where All The HD Space is Going?

not sure where the other post is but this program will work for vista

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when i click on start and go to programs it shows a box in brackets stating empty i have tried all i know but amm unable to recover my full list of programs i would be gratefully for any help in this matter

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I am looking for a program that will show where all files are being installed to when installing general programs. For exmple if i am installing a program and it creates a a new registry key or value i want to have a list of what or where it was installed to....Any feed back is appreciated..

Answer:I'm looking for a program that shows where a file is being installed to...

RegShot is worth a shot(hee,hee).

EDIT: It doesn`t mention XP in it`s platform support.

Another prog HERE

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My wife has her separate user account in Windows 10 and I have mine. She needed to download Jobulator for her work. It asked for my password since I am listed as administrator. While she was signed on her account via Windows 10, she downloaded Jobulator. Now, when I sign on to my account I see her program listed and sitting on my screen. It stays on top of other windows and in reality I don't need or require the program. If I delete if from my main Windows screen will it delete it from her use? Thanks for the help.

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I need a program that shows accurate amount of ram being taken up and by which process.

I've been using procexp but I haven't figured out which number is the real number and there's no total.

Obviously I've been using task manager too but the process list doesn't total up to what the PF usage is.

I've always relied on task manager but sometimes certain games like America's Army will say it takes up 250 MB, but when I check my PF usage it's at 530 mb and i'm starting at a boot up of 100 MB (with no spyware or useless processes loaded), so I could really use a program that tells me what that extra 200 mb of ram is being taken up by.


Answer:Need a program that shows accurate amount of ram being taken up.

Your OS takes a lot of it. If you have Intel hardware, go to their site and download their desktop control center which tells you how much meory and CPU is used in real time.

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Ok, so I noticed that for a while I haven't been here my microsoft sounds when I boot up and shut down my machine. At first I thought that I didn't have the sound files but that wasn't it.

I went into control panel, sound and audio devices and click on the sound tab. Under the program events list, I notice that many of the program events were missing such as windows start up and windows shut down. This is why I wasn't hearing any sounds when I would shut down and start my computer.

My question is, how do you get those items back on the program event list?

I use windows XP home edition computer.

Any help or suggestions? The thing is the a lot of the items in the program list are missing. So lets say I wanted to change the sound that I hear when I turn my machine on, I would go under windows and highlight windows start. But on my program list, it is not there. Hence I have no sound when my computer goes on. It is a stupid thing I realize that but I am curious how the items were lost and wondering if I can get them back. But hey, my computer is 6 years old and still runs great. I should just be happy with that.

Answer:Missing items on Program list in Control Panel Sounds

i have the identical problem. i have discovered that if i create a new user account, all the program events are available. if i try the run command for sfc / scannow it asks me insert the windows xp install cd but won't recognize it when i do. I don,t think there is anything short of doing an xp repair that will solve my problem. if you come up with something let me know.

Thanks, Jeff

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Somehow I lost the Program Events for Start Windows, Exit Windows and a few others in the Sound Schemes for Sounds and Audio Devices. I am unable to attach sounds to these "missing" events. What is the best way to recover add them? Thanks in advance for any advice.

Answer:Solved: Lost Program Events in Sounds & Audio Devices

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Well basically,
i uninstalled "Fable Lost Chapters" because it was using up space
on my drive. So i uninstalled the game, half way through the uninstallation
the PC lagged so i used task manager to close the uninstaller.

My first mistake was right there, after when i tried to uninstall it, it said
i had finished but everything was clearly still there. So i read around the forums,
and i used a force uninstaller which worked fine, except the "fable lost chapters"
icon was still in the "uninstall or change program" windows, with no stats,
(ie how big it is, last altered ect). Game was gone but the value was still there.

So i fished around the regeditor hoping to find it, but no luck there.
I have also tried using "C CLeaner" to delete the entry but it gives me this
error message "Cannot delete MSI installer" no idea what that means.

Anyone know a solution. Oh yeah anyone who helps will get +rep

Thank You

Answer:Uninstalled but still shows in uninstall/install program.


Have you tried to uninstall it from Add/Remove Programs. Often when something like this happens, you try to uninstall it from Add/Remove Programs, you get an error about it not being installed any longer, and the entry is gone!


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The process started as normal but then it went to a red Screen with the following:

An error has been detected during image installation.

Image name : XPSP201H.GHO
Part name : WSA000AD.01
Destination : 1:1
Source drive: Q
Current folder :

Volume in drive Q is RECOVERYMED
Directory of Q:\PARTS\WSA000AD.01

File not found
0 bytes free

Press any key to continue....
When i press any key nothing actually happens, if i reboot pc it tells me to insert the correct disc, which i do and then we go back to where we started at the installation page.

Pc is a Packard Bell desktop.

What should i do, i have limited knowledge
Thanks in advance

Answer:used recovery program to return as per the factory but shows following

maybe the disc is scratched or is defective.

Can you browse the CD on another PC and see the WSA000AD.01 file?

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Ok...does anybody know a program that shows me ALL the programs that are isntalled on my computer and also their KEYs? Something like
...but this one shows only MS programs.. Also It would be nice if the program would be an .exe file...meaning that I dont have to install it on the computer ... thnx

Answer:A program that shows me all the programs that are installed and their keys

>> Ok...does anybody know a program that shows me ALL the programs that are installed on my computer and also their Keys? <<

WinAudit 2.27 as well as Belarc Advisor are both freeware "PC Audit" types programs which list all hardware components as well as the programs that have been installed on your computer.

Both of these audit programs will also will show some of your program's license information and product keys (besides the Microsoft keys) but not ALL keys. WinAudit does not require any installation you just click on it after you download it. Belarc does require installation however it is a very tiny program installation and it is very easily uninstalled if you do not like it and want to remove it afterwards.

Side Note: As for finding some kind of "All-in-One" computer software audit program that does everything that you want (listing programs, license information and product keys, etc); as far as I know there is no program freeware or shareware currently available that will that will search your computer and list ALL product keys.

The problem is that not all shareware software programs which require product keys store this information in the same place and this information is frequently hidden and consequently is not very easily found by conventional software audit programs.

Good Luck!

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kind of like a TIVO function? I currently use Cyberlinks Power VCR II but I don't think it can record specific times. Can anyone suggest a program?

Answer:What is a good program to record tv shows using video-in?

Check SnapSteam's site. I use ShowShifter.

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I've been using an OCR program (Abbyy FineReader 6.0 Sprint Plus) for scanning and pdf'ing old files for months with no problems. But now, when I try to run it, I get the opening banner, then nothing. Windows task manager shows the program under processes, but not under applications.

MY OS is XP home, which is completely up to date. Everything was working fine until a couple of days ago. I don't think I've changed any settings. I think there were some recent automatic microsoft updates, but I can't recall whether those were just before or just after this problem arose.

Any suggestions very much appreciated! Below is a list of what I've tried so far.

1. Original problem: When I ran the program, I got this error message:

"Internal Program Error:

C:\FineReader6\StartUp\Batch\BatchDoc.cpp, 185."

It gave me two options: OK and Cancel.

If I clicked on OK, nothing happened. Program didn't load.

If I clicked on cancel, I got a runtime error ["This application has
requested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way. Please contact the
application's support team for more information.)

Contacted Abbyy technical support and they recommended uninstalling and then re-installing from an url they gave me. Did that. It got rid of the error message, but the program still doesn't run.

2. Tried running the program with virus checking software turned off. No difference.

3. Spent all day ye... Read more

Answer:Program Not Visiible but shows as an active Process

Have you tried to go the the "Processes" tab of Task Manager, find the process that is the program you are trying to kill, then End the Process?

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I removed a program. The program started when the computer boots up. It is no longer listed in programs but it shows in config.sys under the startup tab. How do I remove it from there

Answer:Removed program still shows in Config.sys in startup tab

If you removed it from the control panel, it shouldn't be there. You can edit the config.sys file in notepad & uncheck it in msconfig, startup. If that doesn't satisfy you, search for it in the registry & delete it from there.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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I have a Dell desk top computer about 10 years old. I noticed in the Add/Remove in my control panel that there are several download installations from HP that I didn't add. Why would I have HP on a Dell computer? Would it hurt anything if I uninstall all these HP downloads if they are not being used?

Answer:XP Add Remove Program shows unknown HP installations

Before you uninstall anything you might want to check in MSCONFIG--STARTUP to see if anything from HP is running and then decide if you need it. I seem to recall some HP software/drivers that are used by other systems as well. But if it's just the updates, online store and solutions center then yeah, that's just BS and can be removed.

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Hi everyone,

SevenForums has quite many categories, and my issue probably could have been placed in another subforum as well. Sorry if this wasn't the right one.

I'm experiencing a strange problem, where on certain programs, I can see whatever there is behind them. I've mainly had this with Chrome, it could also have happened with regular windows, not sure of that (kind of stuff that happens while you're working w/o paying attention to special details at that time). The behind content pops in in parts - an icon on the desktop (and it's barrier surrounding it), part of a background programs ...

For example, I can sometimes see Foobar2000's (audio playback software) current playing song's like, or the visualizations running at the top - in the middle of an internet website. Funny isn't it ?

I cannot interact with those popping parts though (those 'behind' the active window).

Anyone experienced this problem as well ? I'd really like to hear suggestions as to how to solve it... It's cool actually, but could be quite bothersome when you're running something critical.

Thank you !

Answer:Kind of 'transparent' program-windows, shows whatever behind them

See if there is any help for you here:

Turn Transparency Off
How to Turn Aero Peek On or Off in Windows 7
Make Aero Peek Display Instantly (or Disable it) in Windows 7

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Using Windows 7 Service Pack 1. I use a program called Turbo Lister 2 for selling things on ebay. I use it almost daily, but a couple of days ago I clicked on it and it didn't open. I tried to run as administrator, eventually did an uninstall an reinstall, but still won't open. The weird thing is that it when I click it, it shows up on the processes tab on TM for a couple minutes then disappears again. Everything else seems to be working fine. I ran all of the hard drive and memory tests that come up when I push esc before windows loads and it shows no problems. Anybody have any idea what is going on and how to fix it?

P.S. I am a complete retard when it comes to computers (all I know is how to use one), so please be patient if/when I don't know exactly what you're talking about and I won't feel bad if you talk to me like I'm 5 about this stuff.

Answer:Program won't open but process shows in TM Windows 7

Begather said:

I think you should re install the windows and then install the program it might be infected by the viruses. So try it out first.Click to expand...

I tried to do that, but the laptop did not come with any OS discs, and reinstalling Windows did not work when I went through recovery in Windows. In fact, reimaging wasn't even an option (I did a clean reinstall of Windows last year on a new hard drive, and apparently don't have the original retail information on this one).

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Dear friends,

I am terribly sorry for the dumb question, but could you please recommend me a program that shows - how much RAM my pc has; how much is its HDD;temperature;etc

Thank you very much!

Best Regards

Answer:A program that shows computers' statistic/characteristics

stefany if you open the start menu and right click "computer" and select properties it will open a page and show you the information you want.
also clicking computer will open the window that shows you how much memory you have on your drives and how much you have used
although it wont show temps,

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I had an issue with Firefox where if I clicked the Taskbar icon, the program would not show on the desktop. HOWEVER, if you hover over the icon, it showed what it would look like if it were expanded. I restarted it in safe mode and got it to work again.

Just now WORD is doing the same thing. I had 3 WORD windows open and then they stopped showing at some point. However, they appear if I hover over the icon (set to "always combine, hide labels" in taskbar). I can see that they are in the same state that I left them, but they won't show on the desktop if I click them.

So right now, WORD won't open at all, even though the icon thinks it is open. This is really a problem since I need to finish some work with WORD ASAP.

Answer:Program Not Showing On Desktop, But Shows on Icon...Twice Now!

I *think* I found the issue. For some reason, I have to connect both my HDMI and Display Port cable to make this ultrawide monitor work (not sure why that is, but it is). Anyway, I then went to Settings/Display/Multiple Displays (since there were 2) and set it to "duplicate these displays". I think it has to do with the ultrawide acting as two virtual side by side displays or something. Not sure. So I think WORD got stuck on one of them...or something. Who knows. Hoping this fix will stick.

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HiI just found something strange (?) - if I right click IE8 shortcut and select "Run As...", leave option Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity checked and click OK IE8 won't start... there is no error (not even in the event viewer), it just doesn't work. I checked it on 2 different computers, one recently formatted. Is that normal? If yes, how can I browse the web securely from the administrator account? Thx

Answer:IE8 doesn't work with "Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity" option selected (from Run a...

That does seem to be Microsoft's idea of maximum protection. It isn't necessary to access the net as an administrator. It is safer to have a separate user account as it limits the damage caused by malware. Using the smart screen filter and in private browsing helps. Firefox with NoScript and the HTTPS Everywhere add-on is safer than Internet Explorer. There is no guaranteed security.

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I was at a video site watching videos of tv shows. Without warning my PC restarts itself. When it came back up I discovered the only program I am able to run is Internet explorer. nothing else works. I would appreciate any help with this problem.

Thank You


Answer:The only program that works on my pc is IE.

go to Command Prompt and run <sfc /scannow>

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

post back with what it finds.


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after much research I found a Legit Program that was able to stop all those pop up websites. Downloaded, Installed and ran with no proplems. The program is from a Trusted Site.

download the trial.. its free and it deleted all the mallware on my laptop and now i am finally free of those pop-ups.

Answer:Getting rid of Ron Ads. S Program That WORKS

We recommend that people keep both SuperAntispyware AND MalwareBytesAntimalware on their systems. Both are freeware. They do not provide real time protection unless you purchase them, but they are good to keep as backup scanners.

You might want to read this:
How to Protect yourself from malware!

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I've visited this site many times when in need for advice and it has been very helpful over the years. However, this is my first post so before I continue, thank you for the wonderful service and hello to all.
I run a business that provides tools for online betting/trading. We use a tool provided by one betting agency that provides us with a way to link our software with the users accounts. This tool is called Netbet Pro and is written in .Net.
I believe that the issue may have something to do with the Runtime Libraries and/or .Net Framework as we had the same problem years ago on some XP machines and Vista machines. The problem back then was resolved by installing both and viola, the software would work.
The software works fine on Windows 8 and all other Windows os right back to 98 but it does not work as expected on Windows 8.1. Instead of seeing the application (really just a viewer that connects to an online account and shows online info) complete with account login, we see a white screen with no buttons, logos, general info or login area. Installing runtime libraries and .net framework has not resolved the issue nor has running in compatibility mode.
What could the significant diffrerence be between 8 and 8.1 that could cause this problem? If some is happy to help and needs to see it first hand, I can provide a link to download the application in question.
The vendor will be phasing out the app at the end of the year and t... Read more

Answer:Program works on 8 but not 8.1

Hello Bettortrader

What could the significant diffrerence be between 8 and 8.1 that could cause this problem?

This simple diagnostic tool was always used up to 8.1, where it will not now run, on 8.1. DDS Tool.
Several other known programs work on Windows 8 but  not on 8.1 - I am not able to give the full details why, but it is well known, and most likely not your computers.
Not much else I can add, but others may have extras to add as why this is, but it just is that 8.1 is a "remodeled" version, internally .....

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This is my first time visiting this forum and my first post. My computer knowledge is limited. My problem is
somewhat unique.I have a dual boot Vista / XP both home editions. I realize that the chances are slim that anyone
will be familiar with the specific program I am using but I am still hoping for some general guidance or suggestions
as to what might be the issue and what or where I might try next. I have been two weeks on this so far.
I read the first time user section and have tried to include the information requested. I hope that I am posting in the right section.
Thank You,

My problem is with a program installed in the XP partition. It is a transport stream reader (TSReader) for satellite TV utilizing
a DVB-S2 satellite card. On a fresh installation of the program and driver I can open and tune a satellite
transponder fine. When I try to tune a new transponder the program instantly terminates with no error
messages. I can reopen the program but not use it as it will close down everytime I hit the tune tab. Another
problem is that sometimes the program will not open at all yet it will show as running in Task Manager under
processes with the CPU usage locked at 50% and nothing showing under applications. If I open the program again
it will usually open ok (but not usable) under processes with the second one normal (low CPU usage). I have
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Hi guys, just a shot in the dark but I recently had to have my computer re-formatted. Everything is back excpet for an old verion of Microsoft Works 4.0. My reason for needing this is because all of my business flyers, business cards, my resume etc. were created with this program & I really need to get them back. If I can find a copy of that CD it would save me at leats 20 hours of work. Any ideas on where to find such a disc? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Works 4.0 Is there any way to get this old program?

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we have a few machines here at work where we need to track any exe's that have been opened, either by human hand or malware. is there anything that can do this?

Answer:looking for a program that shows a list of recent apps that have been executed

kerio used to be able to do that, but I'm not so sure if it tracks programs that you open, but if it can track others I'm sure it can be configured to track all.

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I installed virtual XP on Win 10 Pro. When trying to open it in Hyper-V Manager it fails to connect even though it shows in the manager small box that it loaded XP and was ready for use. According to SystemInfo my AMD-Gigbyte computer supports all the requirements for Hyper-V. Tried restarting or creating another virtual but no success. Same error of timed out and failing to connect shows up. I seems to hang up loading the virtual program even though in the Manager it shows loaded and ready to us. Tried several things to no success. Anyone have any suggestions?

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I had a program that I found useful and a techie at the office accidentally deleted it.
I don't use system restore and the program is not in my last backup. It was a D/L from the net and what it did was show the order in which programs are loaded at startup.
I found this useful after install of a new program, as I am on dial up and found the program great if one was having a slower start up occurring, as you could actually see the order of the programs.

Need help, hope someone knows of the program and can point me to it>


Answer:Program that shows order that programs load at start up

startup mechanic

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I installed virtual XP on Win 10 Pro. When trying to open it in Hyper-V Manager it fails to connect even though it shows in the manager small box that it loaded XP and was ready for use. According to SystemInfo my AMD-Gigbyte computer supports all the requirements for Hyper-V. Tried restarting or creating another virtual but no success. Same error of timed out and failing to connect shows up. I seems to hang up loading the virtual program even though in the Manager it shows loaded and ready to us. Tried several things to no success. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Hello. I'm a newbie here. I posted a different problem earlier today, and noticed a new one when I ran the TSG System Info utility. It shows I have PC Cleaner Pro as my antivirus program.

Here is what it says: Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

I use AVG, not PC Cleaner Pro. It is an on-demand scanner and I thought it was enabled.

I searched my hard drive for PC Cleaner Pro and it doesn't show up. It isn't listed in my programs, either, so I cannot uninstall it. Is there any way I can get rid of it? Why isn't my AVG information showing, instead?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1021 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller, 96 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76293 MB, Free - 51748 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0Y1057
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Answer:System Info Shows Wrong Antivirus Program

We'll address this in your other thread so I'll close this one.

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I used to have a program, I forgot the name of it, that read the ****** as the actual words. So, basically... it decrypted my old password so that I can see the actual word.

I think you moved like a bullzeye or something over the field and it worked. Anyone?


Answer:What program shows the ***** as the actual words in password fields?

snadboy's revelation

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Can anyone help me?

I need the program that shows to me the status of the laptop's battery
My laptop model is Satellite A200-23N.
Please I need help !!

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-23N - I need the program that shows the status of battery


Which operating system do you use?
Usually in the task bar there is power symbol and if the notebook runs on battery power supply place the mouse pointer on this symbol and info about battery power will be shown. You wil see how may percent of power the battery has.

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Okay now I can google karaoke software and ive tried a few of them. But they all have one thing in common to me and that is, bugs and ass ugly looking interfaces / input methods..

I was hoping someone here has used karaoke software before and can guide me to the program they think is the best?

I have mp3's (can convert them to another audio format if necessary) and the lyrics to them... now I just want to make it play the audio and display the text on the screen, highlighting the current word the song is on.

Most recently I tried a winamp plugin called evil lyrics, and it was a GREAT idea, with winamp visualization it looked so cool.... only it didnt work 95% of the time... words would come up for wrong parts of the song, the lyrics wouldnt come up at all... it got all out of sync and was horrible...

but man i wish it worked.

Any help please?

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I have been using Filehippo Update Checker. Update Checker -
So far I like everything about it. Quick and easy and has been correct every time so far.

Answer:Little free program that works well for me.

Did you manage to install it and get it to work ? On my pc's I can only use the portable version.

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Greetings ! I am looking for a program like Sandboxie that works on 7 x64 ? Thanks !

Answer:Program like Sandboxie that works on 7 x64 ?

The only thing I can think of would be either, Virtual Machine or Virtual PC

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The only program that I can get do do anything on the internet is Internet Explorer. I can't get AIM, MSN, Spinner radio, Weather bug, or any other program to work on the internet. They all used to a few days ago.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:IE is the only internet program that works

Personal or work PC ?
If it's a work PC, sounds like they blocked your access to all those other things using a firewall or blocking the open ports that are used by some of those programs.

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I have a program called shapeshifter which lets me copy more than one thing at at time- REALLY handy sometimes! however it works fine at school when i am on the school server, but when i open up my computer on my home network to do homework the program stops responding instantly, here is one of the crash reports if you need it:

A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Faulting Application Path: D:\Users\00282095\AppData\Local\Apps\2.0\WQRGKMAG.1J5\KEXJRH0A.A91\shap..tion_8bd5f191cd226a32_0005. 0000_b1df2adf029e3827\Shapeshifter.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: Shapeshifter.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 50680b73
Hang Signature: c52b
Hang Type: 0
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 3081
Additional Hang Signature 1: c52b86ddaca717126cf2e11d6731d8ed
Additional Hang Signature 2: de16
Additional Hang Signature 3: de16f8fad328aaca46166cf54c77b7be
Additional Hang Signature 4: c52b
Additional Hang Signature 5: c52b86ddaca717126cf2e11d6731d8ed
Additional Hang Signature 6: de16
Additional Hang Signature 7: de16f8fad328aaca46166cf54c77b7be

what's wierd is that i installed it on my home network and it worked perfectly at home and school at first...

if someone could help me that would be great, this is becoming extremely annoying.

Answer:Program works in one place but not another??

maybe your OS can't handle it.
is it x86 or x64 program?

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I have a modeling/drafting program (Rhino) that used to work fine. Then it just stopped and one of those send error report messages came up. I ran it in 256 colors and it works fine but its hard to model a kitchen in 8-bit. It also works in safe mode with full colors available but then you can't have it model colors as you go. I've reinstalled it but nothing. What am I to do?

Answer:Program only works in 256 colors

Those error reports can provide essential reports and details that might lead you to the source of the problem. Follow the links or details.

Have you checked the vendors website for updates/patches?

You can try to right-click the .exe file of the program itself and then click the compatibility tab and try to step down to a previous version of windows? I know you said it worked prior to this, but I'm just trying to offer suggestions.

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I installed PaintShop Pro (which I used on my old computer) to my new one and set it as the default program to open pictures. I can open the program, open & edit a picture, save it & everything works perfectly.
But - if I start out in the folder where the picture is and try to double-click the exact same picture to get it to open, I get a message saying "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher."
Now I understand incompatibility issues, but if that's the problem, it should not work at all, right? What on earth is going on? I really need to be able to open the pictures from their folders. Anybody have any ideas?

Thank you!

Answer:Picture program works one way, but not another?

The program might not be 64-bit compatible. However, can you go to default programs, and associate the .jpg and any other extension with the program? Update Paintshop too.

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I have a program that supports Win 7 32-bit, on one computer that has Win 7 32-bit the install and the program works perfect but the other Win 7 is not...
What can I do that the second computer will run the program as well?
Maybe copy some settings from the first computer?


Answer:A program works on certain Win7

whats the program
What versions of win 7 are on the PC - both 32Bit both 64bit ? - both "home" or "Pro" versions

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Back when did a lot of web development I had a piece software that could be used to retrieve web pages (or any web resource) and it would show in detail the HTTP requests, HTTP status codes returned, headers, cookies, all of the raw data of an HTTP exchange. All nicely color coded.

Can't for the life of me remember what the program was.

Any ideas?

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Hi, this is my first post, thanks in advance for reading.

I have a PC running XP SP3. I freshly re-installed everything on the machine 2/3 weeks ago. Everything has been running as normal, and I have not installed, downloaded or used anything out of the ordinary, and in fact have only surfed, received emails and written word documents.

The PC powers up at normal speed, runs at normal speed, and is generally fine. I can open my computer, open folders, copy files etc. For all intents and purposes all is fine.

However, if I open a program, it will initially open fine, but subsequently freeze itself, and then the system, normally on the "second" task you ask it to perform

for instance: double click google chrome, opens fine. load one website. fine. open another tab, everything grinds to a halt. OR you're copying some files from one place to another, you open a very small program, same problem.

the pc is clean and tidy, no viruses, (as far as i can tell) all defragged, plenty of space, no hardware conflicts (its been fine at the current spec for nearly 10 months) likewise, i think with software...

I've never had an issue like this before...Is it likely a component on way out or another issue? just so i know where to start?

Answer:XP works normally, locks after opening any program

Welcome to Techspot supermunky. Let's see what we can do:

Chrome is the browser- let's think of that separately from a 'program.' The browser is what you use to access the internet. Bet you knew that already!

Programs are installed. They use hard drive 'space' when closed and when you open a program, you use RAM- that's your memory. Please go to the Control Panel> System> Genera; tab> find the RAM figure and give it to me.

You may have plenty of 'space'- you would use that to save files and folders, install programs, apps, etc. But you need RAM to run them. If you would like to share other information about your system, it would be appreciated.

Two additional questions: Why did you do a reinstall? Did you have the same problem before doing it?

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I'm working on a presentation, and I'd like to make some simple diagrams. Paint sucks but I also don't want to deal with any advanced software, even if it's free. I need it to be simple. More specifically, this is sort of along the lines of the kind of diagram I want to make or edit:

This is from a paper. Let's say I want to take that and edit it a bit by adding another layer to it, consisting of a different color. And put in some labels. Or let's say I want to make something similar from scratch.

I mean, I'm sure I could do it in Paint, but is there something out there that would be almost as simple as Paint is but not as retarded?

Answer:Is there a *simple* program that works better than Paint? (for Win)

I can't see the pic since I am at work, but here are my suggestions:


Not Free:
Microsoft Visio

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My latest PC only came with MS Works and I absolutely hate the program. MS Works is probably alright if you have never used MS Office but if you have and you currently have Works or another Office-type program I seriously suggest you look at
This program looks and actls like Office only better! Figuring out the how-tos is very user friendly. Believe me when I say this program has more going for it than even Office.
This is sure not to disappoint.[/url

Answer:Awesome Program to replace MS Works

I would never be suggesting to regular Microsoft Office users that OpenOffice is a reasonable replacement. It's only reasonable if you cannot afford to buy Microsoft Office. You cannot even do a mail merge to a CSV file, and it doesn't support one of the most powerful tools of MS Office, which is VBA.

Please back up this statement:

Believe me when I say this program has more going for it than even Office.
Click to expand...

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hi guys,

does this already exists for the new Windows Technical Preview?


Answer:Anyone knowing a CLONE program that works on Win 10 X64

IF you mean cloning a drive, then use Macrium Reflect. I recently installed the FREE version on Win10TP (because I have the licensed version still on Win8.1), and it works fine. I checked the MR forums and they claim that the current version works fine with Win10 TP.

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hello everyone,
I am facing a peculiar problem.
I was working in my labs on 17" monitor on VB program and nwo a days om working on the same program on my 15" monitor @home.
The problem is that due to the difference in the monitor size, my forms are messed up and some of my controls have disappeared.
Though i have restyructured according to my needs @ home, but i am sure when i take it back to the lab i will face the problem again.
Can ne1 guide me regarding this to keep the form of the same size and to work in different sizes monitor.

Answer:VB program works differently in different monitors

Hey pallavimahajan,

First off my VB is a little rusty, but if i remember correctly there is a property of every element on a form for the measurement used when calculating its position. Unfortunately i dont have VB installed at the moment but the property is right at thje bottom of the list (the list with caption, name etc in it) and i think some of the options in it are cm's inches etc. Play around with some of these.

Once again my VB is rusty, this could be a figment of my imagination but i am pretty certain you can change the measurements VB uses for its positioning.

Hope it helps

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Is there a free antivirus suite that works just like Norton 360?

Answer:A free program that works just like Norton 360?

Well looking at free you may not get the same 'amount' of features but theres a few good options out there. The typical model now is to offer 'free' skeleton versions of AV which will be more a straight up scanner, maybe some active protection.

Avast is a really popular option these days for AV, AVG is another decent option. Theres quite a few out there if you do a little looking and some mild research you can probably find something that covers your needs and will simply work the way you want it.

Sorry that wasn't a super definitive answer heh, but AV choice can be hotly contested so opinions vary. (Personally I tend to use AVG or Avast, usually AVG though).

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Hi everyone. I need a program like Windows Messenger to communicate with my office when I am on trips. The problem is I want something which works on a predefined port so that I can open this port on my network. I would like to block internet access whilst having the use of this communicator by opening just a specific port.

Answer:Communication Program which works on a known port

It is called Hot Mail or Web Mail and uses the standard port 80 that your browser uses!!

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I got some spyware on my computer and downloaded spybot to get rid of it but the problem is still there. I keep getting popups every 20 seconds to download a program called Spyware Guard 2008. Can someone recommend me a good spyware removal program that has worked for u?

Answer:Need spyware removal program that actually works

One antispyware solution is no longer enough. You normally have to use two or three -- run one after the other -- to ensure that you get everything.

Another good freeware program is SUPERAntiSpyware. Believe it or not, Windows Defender also does a good job.

As a last resort, use HijackThis! But it's a very in-depth scanner, so you may want to read up on how to use it (effectively) first.

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Can someone tell me how to open a backup program made in Works when not all of the disk are available. In other words, I have disks 2-5 and not 1. I went on line and was advised that there are problems doing this in XP and they suggested opening in 98. The problem is that I don't have Works in 98( I do have a computer with 98 on it). Any ideas would be appreciated.


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Just joined.  My hell started about 2 weeks ago.  Everything was going well, I had just updated malwarebytes [mbam]when I got a message from them asking if I would try their new version I had bought my old version some years ago. They made the new version sound like the best thing since gold, and I finally did download it tho my motto is 'if it ain't broke don't fix it ; not in this day and age."
Their customer service isn't bad; it's like this:  I thanked 'god' they aren't where I can reach them.
To summarize, they have no phone support; it is all by email. It took almost a week for them to get back to me.  They only half read my emails and considered none of my needs, just started demanding non-applicable things.  I had to repeat everything to them over and over innumerable times.  I lost time, money, health, work, and told them so and it was so what.
Their great new version closed itself everytime I went online.  I made scans with 5 top programs, the machine was clean, but that didn't satisfy them.  I got a pro out and he left with a good bit of my money after pronouncing my machine amazingly clean and good running tho an antique.  [I do everything for it- i have a new one I never use.] Malwarebytes didn't care.  By now I was screaming to get the program I paid for back.  The only reason I was messing with them still was because that was a good program that kept us safe.  I paid for it and should hav... Read more

Answer:Never get a program without knowing how their support works.

Malwarebytes provides several ways to receive support* Contact Consumer Support (Submit a Ticket)* Sign-up to Malwarebytes Support - Log in to Malwarebytes Support* Malwarebytes Support: Top Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FAQs* Malwarebytes Support: Knowledge Base (all products)* Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Help ForumFor any issues with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 the development team recommend you start a new topic in the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Help Forum and report them there.Malwarebytes Tech Support & the Help Forum is staffed by many security experts and volunteers. They know the inner workings of the program and have direct access to the developer and research engineers. Your best option is ask and wait for them to figure out what is going on.We are receiving an unusually high number of support tickets. Response times can be as long as three to four business days, but rest assured we will respond.

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