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Turn off taskbar "popups" (not thumbnails)

Question: Turn off taskbar "popups" (not thumbnails)

I'm not talking about thumbnail previews since I've got Aero turned off. I'm talking about the annoying little box that pops up when I hover over an application in the taskbar. It's just a litte box with the icon and title of the window and since I don't group applications on my taskbar, it's unnecessary and annoying. Any ideas on how to turn these off?

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Preferred Solution: Turn off taskbar "popups" (not thumbnails)

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

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

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

Answer: Turn off taskbar "popups" (not thumbnails)

Anyone? Does anyone know what the feature is called so maybe I can google it?

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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.
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-- 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..."

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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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Hey all,

Another minor, non-life-threatening irritation:

Running Windows XP Home Edition on a PC, "5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600".

When i browse my folders on Thumbnails view, Windows seems to assign *random* pictures from throughout my hard drive to act as the thumbnail for some folders. Actually it's not totally random; when i assign a picture to act as the thumbnail for one folder, it works fine, but then a week or so later i will find that windows has used that picture as the thumbnail for some other completely unrelated folder, elsewhere on the hard drive.

I can easily fix this by right-clicking on the folder and going to:

Properties -> Customize (tab) -> Choose Picture/Restore Default.

Often, that doesn't work: The properties screen will tell me that the default has been restored, for example, but when i actually look at the folder again, it hasn't actually changed anything.

But then, that problem can be solved by going to

Properties -> Customize (tab) -> Change Icon.

...and re-selecting the icon that was already supposedly being used by that folder. That usually solves the problem.

This is mildly annoying, and if anyone knows a permanent fix, i'd appreciate it. But the main problem I wanted help for was for the "My Documents" folders.

The fix given above will not work for "My Documents", "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos", because the properties screens f... Read more

Answer:Thumbnails view: XP picks thumbnails randomly; Can't reset "My Documents" to defaults

My first worry is that I see you have not installed SP2 yet, is there a reason for that?

SP2 has a lot of fixes in it, which one could be the answer to your problems.

-Coolfreak

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My ie 10 is set up so that "new tab" shows my "frequent" pages (2 rows of 5). However for some unknown reason about 2 weeks ago it stopped showing anything in the thumbnails.
I have attached a screenshot to show what I mean.
The only thing that I can think of around that time that I changed is just I know that I changed the option in explorer's view files to make my thumbnails/icons to show the preview image on them (instead of just the generic folder icon or whatever). But I doubt that would have any relation to this starting.

Also, since its on ie also, I have another BIG irritation, and this one has been screwed for a LONG time... I can NEVER use "reopen last browsing session" in tools & only about 1 in 5 times AT MOST can I use "reopen closed tabs" on "new tab's" page. It does not seem to matter under what situation the tabs were closed (by user, force closed by ie, etc). I actually use Chrome a lot more DUE TO THIS not working! Any clue why? It usually not even clickable however when it is, after I click on it, nothing happens except the option then just becomes unclickable.

Thank you for any assistance.

Answer:"frequent" thumbnails + "reopen last browsing session"

The first issue can be caused by clearing the browser's history.

I would recommend up upgrade to Windows 8.1 and get IE 11.

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Hi guys. I noticed that in Win7, the applications in the new Quick Launch move if you run one of the applications in the "Pinned to Taskbar" section. For example, if I have Windows Explorer and Firefox next to each other and I click to open Windows Explorer, the Firefox icon will slide far to the right so that it's after the Windows Explorer task in the taskbar.

Is there a way to keep the new quicklanuch icons in Win7 in the same place, like WinXP?
 

Answer:Force Apps "Pinned to Taskbar" ("Quicklaunch" in WinXP) stay next to Start Button

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been trying to remove this problem for a few days now, followed the steps on various malwaretips guides etc. the symptoms are pretty varied:

popups are everywhere, (mainly "reimage repair"). Youtube videos when played on the actual website will play sound but the player is replaced with a black box, an error saying it "the server refused the connection" or some kind of 404 screen (wierdly embedded videos still work). Coincidentally/strangely when I try and log into league of legends, it will be unable to connect - a reinstall of the game has not fixed this

no idea what's causing the problem , I've uninstalled all the recent weird software on my computer etc, but I'm struggling to find the root of the problem, help would be very appreciated
 

Answer:Youtube videos will not play, popups are constant - including "sup", and "reimage repair"

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Hello,

I'm running Windows XP SP 3. I have fake "Security Center Alert" popups and "Security Center" popups. A program called "Malware Defense" has also seemed to installed itself onto my computer. And I've just noticed porn icons appearing on my desktop. It's also disabled my Avira software.

GMER doesn't seem to run. I've clicked on it a couple of times but it doesn't seem to do anything. The DDS logs are attached/follows.

Thanks in advance!

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by zili at 23:28:31.96 on Wed 01/06/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.61.1033.18.1022.493 [GMT 11:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WI... Read more

Answer:"Security Center Alert" popups, "Malware Defense" self install

Let's try this version of gmer.


Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. Double click the exe file.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO, then use the following settings for a more complete scan.



Click the image to enlarge it


In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Ensure the following are unchecked Sections
IAT/EAT
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it in reply.

**Caution**
Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

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As this question was never answered I'll post it verbatim with my own comments below,
See original post here;
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/756093-flash-drive-s-active-light.html

In all operating systems up to Vista, the flash drive's "active" light turns off when I go through the disconnect procedure; but, in Vista, it doesn't. I have traditionally used this as part of my explanation to others (and a convenience to myself) about when to not to remove the flash drive from its USB port.

This is a problem common to all Vista systems I've seen.

Why does the light not turn off in Vista?

And, is there an easy way to correct this?

Additional information: I have eliminated this problem being hardware-related. I have loaded Vista onto one of my systems here that previously had Windows 2000, then XP on it and it was only with the loading of Vista that the problem developed on this system. Just to be absolutely sure, I did a restore of a previous image of Windows 2000 and the problem went away again. I put Vista back on and the problem came back. So, this is strictly a Vista problem.Click to expand...

I have had the same problem with every Vista system I have used and every flash drive (note this means SSD NAND flash not HDD's or card adapters). AS the last discussion degraded into useless questions about hardware and other OS's let's get a confirmation that someone out there actually has a flash drive that turns its activ... Read more

Answer:Flash drive's "active" light doesn't turn off in Vista when "safely removed"

have done a litte research and testing in my lab on several machines and have confirmd the problem. What it seems to indicate to me is that, in Vista, the light simply indicates power, not data transfer. Whenever I am transferring data, the light blinks.

While I have never actually tested it, I do not belive that the "safely remove" feature actually kills all power to the USB port in XP. If that is the case, then there is really no danger as long as vista has acknowledged the disconnect and knows not to try to write data to the drive.
 

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Hey guys, Ive run Adaware, Spybot, and Symantec in safemode. Adaware and Symantec successfully removed some entries but the problem still persists. Im getting constant popups including "netster", "heavy.com", "smashits", and others. Heres my log, and thank you in advance!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:43:05 PM, on 7/22/2006
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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\PGPserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\Program Files\VentSrv\ventrilo_svc.exe
C:\Program Files\VentSrv\ventrilo_srv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NvMixerTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
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Answer:"Byte.Verify", "Downloader" virus, and endless popups

Also Backdoor.DSNX, Dropper.Agent.PP and Trojan.Dropper

Was looking around in the root C drive and found some interesting things there as well, but didnt want to do anything without advice first. Heres a "dir" listing

07/22/2006 04:38 PM 586,928 626_101newer.exe
09/25/2005 11:25 PM 219,412 adlog.txt
07/22/2006 08:44 PM 627 asdf.txt
07/26/2004 06:18 PM 0 AUTOEXEC.BAT
08/26/2005 07:53 PM 11,859,569 AVG7QT.DAT
07/26/2004 06:18 PM 0 CONFIG.SYS
07/26/2004 06:28 PM 10 csb.log
05/17/2006 10:47 PM 81 CTX.DAT
07/22/2006 04:37 PM 73,728 dfndred_7.exe
07/22/2006 04:38 PM 27,648 dist13.exe
07/26/2004 06:22 PM <DIR> Documents and Settings
06/30/2006 10:41 PM <DIR> Downloads
07/22/2006 08:44 PM 32,768 drsmartload.exe
07/22/2006 08:45 PM 20,480 drsmartload45a7d.exe
07/22/2006 08:45 PM 20,480 drsmartload46a7d.exe
07/22/2006 08:45 PM 20,480 drsmartload849a7d.exe
07/22/2006 08:45 PM 578,560 Installer3.exe
07/22/2006 08:45 PM 290,816 installerwnusnewer.exe
11/16/2004 05:11 PM <DIR> KPCMS
07/22/2006 04:37 PM 28,672 kybrded_7.exe
07/29/2004 02:16 PM <DIR> mj-comp-files
07/22/2006 08:45 PM 25,105 MTE3NDI6ODoxNg.exe
07/22/2006 08:44 PM 25,105 MTE3NDI... Read more

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This strange thing happens at times. I need to move some files within the same drive and when I drag the files/folder to another location (on the same drive) the move function sometimes turns into a copy action. I've checked to make sure that it is all within the same drive so that isn't the problem. I've also looked to see if the file is being used at the time, or if there are any files within the folder being used and I never see anything.

I've noticed that there are a lot of thumbs.db files being created that I never noticed before and was wondering if this could have anything to do with it, b/c after I do a move (that turns into a copy) and go to delete the source location, the thumbs.db file is often denied the delete action. Could the action of the OS accessing the thumbs.db file cause the whole folder to be locked for the move making it instead copy the folder instead?

After the move/copy and I try to delete everything & the thumb.db file is denied, I have to wait a few minutes and maybe after accessing a few other files, am granted permission to delete it. Is this standard or is there a way to fix this.
 

Answer:Why does a folder "move" turn into a "copy" some times? Windows OS's

I've always wondered this myself, why moving things sometimes turns into copy/paste.
 

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A while back my taskbar in win 7 started jumping up and down rapidly whenever it isn't just my desktop displayed. I've updated my video drivers (AMD) but that didn't solve the problem.

It even happen when I am playing a full screen game - at least the area at the bottom where the task bar would be flickers. That makes it hard to read text that sometimes shows up in the bottom of the screen in games.

It looks like the task bar is going up and down rapidly. I took some video and posted it since video is worth millions of words:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JHgdylxgPU

Is happens randomly even if I'm not doing anything but it always happens as I type or move the cursor across the address bar. It's very annoying. Any ideas?

I've tried locking the task bar and autohiding it - didn't fix it. If I move the taskbar to the right side of the screen - the bottom area where the taskbar is normally in still flickers.
 

Answer:weird taskbar "flicker" "jumping" issue

Sounds like it's a video card failure, then. This isn't something that happens normally. Probably memory corruption/failure or something similar.
 

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Hi Guys,

Having problems (see title). I have seen a few more threads about this so I guess it is a common problem?

Anyway, my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 2:56:12 PM, on 9/29/2007
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kjmmprsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Virtual CD v9\System\VC9SecS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Virtual CD v9\System\VC9Play.exe
D:\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\AAWTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass3.exe
C:\Program Files\Virtual CD v9\System\VC9Tray.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe
D:\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Launchy\Launchy.exe
C:\Program File... Read more

Answer:Help removing popups ("Errorsafe", "SystemDoctor", and various other crap)

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I am running winXP sp2 on a dell precision m4300 laptop.
One time I was notified my firewall was disabled for some reason, and from that point on I got aggravating pop ups for antivirus2009 and to a site with the url of, "hxxp://sagipsul.com/go/?cmp=vm_mg_juan&uid=A7BB4040D6D911DD9ED1166350CFFFFF&lid=search&url=www.google.com%2Fsearch%3Fhl%3Den%26q%3Dsearch%26btnG%3DGoogle+Search&guid=3A89FEB4A603401A92E80D4C46C9D2B8&affid=166350&rid=zdez&cl=superjuan" or "hxxp://83_1422112919.admarketplace.com/"
which seems to be tracking information on my searches, since it pops up every time i put something in the google search box. I tried running spybot S&D and AVG, but no avail. Please help!

HJT LOG:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:26:59 PM, on 1/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program ... Read more

Answer:Firefox/IE Popups for "Antivirus 2009" and "sagispul"

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I have followed pre-steps. My computer is running Win 98 (don't ask why), and when I went to Windows update page I got a message saying that the updates page was for Windows not Mac users? Many pop-ups are saying that they are from Drive Cleaner, but Drive Cleaner search programs haven't helped. Many thanks for any who can provide help cause I'm gettin' lotsa lotsa pop ups. Phil

Panda Soft and Hijack This logs attached.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:17:19 PM, on 3/20/07
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATI2EVXX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB918547\KB918547.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATIPTAXX.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\ADAPTEC SHARED\CREATECD\CREATECD50.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\EASY CD CREATOR 5\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SCANSOFT\OMNIPAGESE\OPWARE32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USBMONIT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\SETPOINT\KEM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH JUKEBOX\MM_TRAY.EXE
C:\MEMOREX\TRAVELDRIVE003C\UFDSE98.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\DESKTOP MESSENGER\8876480\PROGR... Read more

Answer:"Drive Cleaner" "Oinadserver" and Misc popups

Quote:





Originally Posted by Iguana07


I have followed pre-steps. My computer is running Win 98 (don't ask why), and when I went to Windows update page I got a message saying that the updates page was for Windows not Mac users? Many pop-ups are saying that they are from Drive Cleaner, but Drive Cleaner search programs haven't helped. Many thanks for any who can provide help cause I'm gettin' lotsa lotsa pop ups. Phil

Panda Soft and Hijack This logs attached.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:17:19 PM, on 3/20/07
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATI2EVXX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB918547\KB918547.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATIPTAXX.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\ADAPTEC SHARED\CREATECD\CREATECD50.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\EASY CD CREATOR 5\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SCANSOFT\OMNIPAGESE\OPWARE32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USBMONIT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\SETPOINT\KEM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH JUKEBOX\MM_TRAY.EXE
C:\MEMOREX\TRAV... Read more

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These are in Firefox. I'd like to turn off all of these dumbo messages. If you know how, please let me know how too.

Thanks,
Burt

Answer:How do I turn off "Share Location," "Allow Full screen,"

Follow this guide from Mozilla support: https://Permissions Manager - Give certain websites the ability to store passwords, set cookies and more | support.mozilla.org
You can set individual web sites or you can do like I did and follow the second part of the guide and set for "all sites". You'll see the settings to ask or block either request to the right.

For further exploration try typing about:about into the address bar, be careful using the resulting page, all the links are mozilla/firefox related; Some of the links are benign, and others can get you into trouble.

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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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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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One lapse of judgement and I'm out of action for the weekend...
Anyway, I've run Avast and removed a number of viruses it found, but I still have these annoying popups, etc.
Log:

reLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:49: VIRUS ALERT!, on 12/10/2008
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Avast\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX1000.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\TabUserW.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\RAID\raid_tool.exe
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Answer:Time changed to 24h and reads "VIRUS ALERT!" also various "Security Alert" popups

Apologies for the double-post. I could not see an edit function.
I've cleaned out a couple of nasties with Adaware, although i've not seen much change - still getting the same "VIRUS ALERT!" and popups. Still, I thought it best to update the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:37: VIRUS ALERT!, on 12/10/2008
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Avast\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX1000.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE... Read more

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Is it possible to make image thumbnails within a folder larger than the "extra large" option without lowering the screen resolution?

I'm a designer and constantly sifting through folders of dozens of images. With my new Surface Book the resolution is so high that the "Extra Large" image thumbnails are too small. On my last laptop the images would get so big that only 3-4 would fit horizontally in the window. Now 9-10 are packed in the same viewing area.

Answer:Larger than "Extra Large" image thumbnails without lower resolution??

Really need a screenshot., What resolution are you using?

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Hey all,

Trying to figure out a way to display thumbnails in certain folders (ie: Photos & Videos) and icons in others. Unfortunately it seems this isn't possible, as the only option I've found is to always show thumbnails in all folders or always show icon's.

Anyone happen to know a way around this, help is very appreciated!

Camaren

Answer:"Always Show Icons Never Thumbnails" - Folder Specific Option?

Hello Camaren,

Unfortunately it's just not possible. It's a all or none setting.

The only workaround that I know of to do this is to leave thumbnails turned on and manually change the icon of each folder that you do not want to have thumbnail views for.

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Cannot keep "thumbnails" as default viewing option throughout Windows Explorer programs & functions

Running XP Home, Version 2002, SP2

All my folders are set to thumbnail in windows explorer, but when I go to send a picture on msn or open in another application the pictures are in list view.

This requires an extra step to view the thumbnail, having to go to "view menu" then check thumbnails to preview files before opening/sending.

I have scoured the internet for a solution, to no avail.

Anyone be so kind as to lend any expertise on the issue?

Thank you.


 

Answer:Cannot keep "thumbnails" as default viewing option throughout Windows Explorer

was hoping someone might have some insight, thank you for your time.
 

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I am running Windows 8 64 bit

Apparently I scanned my system using full system scan (AVAST) and left my computer on thinking it would take for many hours. When I came back, my computer automatically shutdown because it was left standby for about 4 hours. I don't know if the scan was finished. When I try to boot, the screen gets stuck on "please wait" screen or "configuring windows. Do not turn off your computer".

I already tried going to System Recovery Options screen, then going to Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, but I tried everything there and still the issue persists even when I tried to boot in safe mode. I tried going to command prompt, and type sfc/ scannow but it says it can't scan right now. I also tried chkdsk / R but it says the same. I don't know how to run cmd as administrator from the System Recovery Options.

So now I tried to use system restore but I am stuck to the windows logo for about 1 and half hour. I don't know if I should wait for this or it is already stuck. In other forums I read, they used system restore with only the "C:" disk group connected. Should I also do this?

I am thinking to remove AVAST or somehow disable it.

Please help me.

Answer:[SOLVED] Stuck on &quot;Please wait&quot; screen or &quot;Configuring windows. Do not turn off your

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have your Windows 8 CD?

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See the pic in Vista it was so easy to just turn them off. How do I do that in Windows 7 ?

Why would MS do that ? To this day I keep wondering why MS would remove that option ? What's the point ?

Answer:Why did MS remove "show windows previews (thumbnails)" ?

Hello Jordan,

You can use one of the options in the tutorial below to disable taskbar thumbnail previews.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Alright well I got Windows Vista home basic, and its activated and all fine. So on my taskbar, whenever i minimize stuff and a tab is there, and i put my mouse over it, no picture comes up. I didn't know why but now I just checked and i right-clicked on taskbar, went to properties, and i looked at the menu and the option for "Show Windows Previews (Thumbnails)" won't let me check it....why?

Answer:Can't check "Show Windows Previews (Thumbnails)"??

Originally Posted by ubapook


Alright well I got Windows Vista home basic, and its activated and all fine. So on my taskbar, whenever i minimize stuff and a tab is there, and i put my mouse over it, no picture comes up. I didn't know why but now I just checked and i right-clicked on taskbar, went to properties, and i looked at the menu and the option for "Show Windows Previews (Thumbnails)" won't let me check it....why?



Do you have Vista Aero enabled? Live Thumbnails are available only when Aero is enabled:
Right-click anywhere on your desktop, and select PersonalizeClick "Window Color and Appearance"Click "Open classic appearance properties"Select "Windows Aero" in the Color Scheme. If it's not available, then your computer hardware does not support Aero.Click OKGo back into the Start Menu properties, and try enabling Live Preview Thumbnails again.But you are using Vista Home Basic, which if I remmber correctly, does not support Aero. You'll need to upgrade to Home Premium or Ultimate

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When I go into "My Pictures" I don't see the pics anymore unless I actually click on them and get the preview on the left.
In View>Thumbnails is selected.
It's been like this for a long time and I used to be able to change it if I renamed the to file name ".jpeg".
Now that doesn't even work
Anyone know what I've done wrong or if it can be changed?
 

Answer:Solved: "My Pictures"... Thumbnails don't show anymore

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I keep several programs active most of the time. This is indicated by a bar under the icon. Mousing the icon of the currently open program window shows a thumbnail view of the current window(s), which stays visible until moving away. However, mousing the other icons shows a very brief thumbnail -- not enough to tell what's happening. When no windows are active all active icons show and retain thumbnails. Is this by design or is it changeable?

tcebob

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Dear Experts,I was using the PC and suddenly, my monitor get turned off, but the light on power button changed the color from green to orange with dark on the monitor and there was "POWER SAVE"...and something said "NO SIGNAL..". Now, I cannot use my PC because I tried restarted the PC but still turned off...How to fix this problem? Can anyone help me for this..I am very appreciate for your helps..  Thanks,Natasha

Answer:My monitor suddenly turn off with "NO SIGNAL"..."POWER SAVE..Pls Help

Hello Natasha.It's like foning your favorite car mechanic and telling him/her that your car won't start and asking what you can do...   His first question will be "Whats the make and model?"So the first question about your monitor is "What's the make and model?"This fault is 'generally' caused by damage to the connection cable, or incorrect plugging but may be caused by heat stress or a video card problem.  We could accept some details of your pc as well, the more info you supply the better chance of us being able to come up with a reasonably sane diagnosis..Thanks.

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Ive been getting random popups and my homepage has been reset to http://www.securitynetpage.com/. I also had two programs installed onto my desktop, Online Security Guide" and "Security Troubleshooting". I also have a yellow triangle sign in the lower right hand portion of my screen that says something about a system alert: popups. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:15:12 AM, on 8/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ishost.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\regscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare Software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\Kodak Software Updater.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ismon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\issearch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\isnotify.exe
C:\Program... Read more

Answer:Random popups, "Online Security Guide" and "Security Troubleshooting"

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem a.s.a.p

In the meantime, make sure you subscribe to this thread so that you will receive an instant email when I have replied with a fix to your problem. You may do this by clicking the Thread Tools option at the top of your post and then clicking Subscribe to this thread. Then, make sure Instant Notification by email is selected and click Add Subscription

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Hello and thanks in advance for any advice you can pass along.

I have the "oinadserver" and "advertisement" (window titles) popup problem. I have run through the five steps in the sticky. This helped in that I found and removed the "Viewpoint Media Player" program you have listed as malware. As of now I am still getting "advertisement" popups though and my computer seems very slow.

Here is my HJT log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:58:30 PM, on 1/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ACS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RioMSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\Ivp\Swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Answer:"oinadserver" and "advertisement" popups

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.


Please disable Ewido Security Suite's Guard Process by doing the following:Open ewido by double-clicking the yellow 'e' icon in the system tray.
In the 'Your security status' section, toggle the ewido Guard realtime protection 'off' by clicking 'active' which will then change the protection status to 'inactive'.
When you reboot, ewido will prompt you as to whether you would like to "Restart the guard?". Reply "No" and set it to ''inactive'' for the duration of your cleanup.

You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link doesn't work) and install it.

*NOTE* Cleanup deletes EVERYTHING out of temp/temporary folders and does not make backups. If you have a... Read more

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I put thumb view in my pictures folder and it sometimes shows some thumbs but not all and sometimes shows none.

How can I fix this?
 

Answer:Thumbnails not showing in "thumbs view"

Is your operating system 98se? If so you could try searching for a registry tweak for "folder views". Sorry I'm XP.
 

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I've been trying to print a Contact Sheet from thumbnails in a Pictures folder using Vista Home Premium 64 bit, however the print job will never print, or even spool to the print queue. It will not print single pictures either. It does not return any errors.

My operating system and printer drivers are all up to date, and my HP C6380 printer works fine with all other applications.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:Printing "Contact Sheets" from Thumbnails

It is my understanding that you need to use 8.5 x 11 size to do Contact Sheets (in case the problem is you are using a different size).

But in any event, I'm not sure what program you are using to do the printing. Here's a free program designed specifically for contact sheets that works with Vista: Photo-Freeware.net - Index Print: Contact Sheets Download. Give it a try and see if that resolves your problem.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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I would like thumbnail previews for my pictures but icons for my MP3's. If I check off the "always show icons, never thumbnails" option, my pictures all have the generic JPEG icon rather than a thumbnail preview of the picture. If I uncheck the option, I get thumbnail previews for my pictures but also annoying thumbnail previews on many of my MP3's, which I definitely don't want. Is there a way to set these preferences independently? Thanks.

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I have this problem.

When I open up "My Documents" (the folder) it takes an unusually long time for the content to show up. But, this only happens when files/folders are viewed as thumbnails and only with this specific folder. Tiles, icons, list and detail views all display immediately. Is there any solution to the slow response, or will I just have to resort to these unfavorable view options?

Some help would be lovely.
 

Answer:Slow Opening "My Documents" with thumbnails.

kizza91, Click Start>Control Panel>Folder Options>View tab and select "Show hidden files and folders", click Apply/OK. Now open that My Documents folder and look for a Thumbs.db file and right click it and choose delete. Now close the My Documents folder then open it again. The first time you open it it may be slow but once a new Thumbs.db file is created it should then open faster.

Note: The Thumbs.db file stores a cache of the thumbnails and after a period of time can get bloated thus the slow down when opening the folder. Deleting it will not do any harm since it will be automatically be recreated.

Tufenuf
 

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When I right click programs in the taskbar I have the option to "pin them to the tasbar". Is it possible to remove this option from the right click menu?

Answer:Remove "pin this program to taskbar" from right click menu in taskbar

Here's a discussion that makes it seem possible, but I would say it's too much work to make it worth it:

How to Remove "Pin this program to taskbar" (Network Steve Forum)

This isn't a guide, but it's a question that was posted asking the same question you're asking.

Also, the discussion is a little bit hard for me to follow because it's a thread but the responses to previous posts begin immediately following the last character of the post they're responding to.

To skip to down to the part that might work for some of your programs, perform a Ctrl+F search for "got". This is the first word of the post that suggests a possible solution for some programs that might allow it. Read the replies that this post received.

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Hey,

Basically I am in the following situation:
I am a web developer - therefore I like to have applications such as Opera, Firefox, IETester, FileZilla, Visual Web Developer, DreamWeaver and several other programs open at the same time;
I am currently revising for an exam - therefore I may need to have Opera, Firefox, Word, Excel and several other programs open at the same time;
I sometimes like to watch films, listen to music, play games etc etc to chill out a bit - perhaps in a break from my revision.

In each of the three above situations, I like to pin the icons to the taskbar. Problem is that to have them all pinned to the taskbar would make it overflow - even with DisplayFusion installed with a taskbar on both screens.

Is there any way to group icons into one icon on the taskbar - so hovering over an icon called, say, Developer, will bring up a list of Developer icons (without having to open a window and open the programs from there)? Alternatively is there a way to change "modes" so that, on clicking Developer from a list, it will repopulate the taskbar with any programs I have previously added to the taskbar when in that mode? I do not want to create a user account for each mode - thats just long.

If anyone knows of a way to do this or a program which may be able to achieve this then please let me know. Thanks in advance for any help.

Regards,

Richard

PS I am working on (or planning to work on) several websites soon so it may be useful t... Read more

Answer:Taskbar icons with custom lists, or different taskbar "modes"?

Hey,

I have found the answer, and given it a try. Its JumpList Launcher - Jumplist-Launcher ? Ali’s Dünnpfiff.

Hope this helps out someone else facing the same issues.

Regards,

Richard

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I know this has been discussed in the past (tweak programs, regedits, gpedit.msc, control panel settings, etc.) but a lot of the info may be dated and some was version and build specific.

As of Feb 2016, what are people doing?

I have Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

When you open a window, it creates a link on the taskbar--whether a browser window, folder, or program such as a Word document. I'd like to have the links appear as a list rather than thumbnails. I'd also like to have only 1 link button for Word, 1 for each Firefox open window, 1 for Explorer, etc., rather than a button for each document/instance/whatever. So when you hover over the Word icon, a list of open word documents would appear, and when you hover over firefox, a list of the open windows would appear, etc..

Is there a way to do this now?

Thanks

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I have a Surface pro4 running Win10 Pro.

Today's lock screen is a nice winter scene, but it is marred by some "ads" that i didn't ask for nor do I want them on my screen. (for a photo visit: http://imgur.com/a/njoVt) The "ads" are links to the Microsoft store.
Ok, technically it's not the lock screen, because i've already logged in, it's the screen that comes up after the tablet has gone to sleep, but it looks the same as the lock screen. I just don't have to give my password, but i think that just my own settings. I don;t know what this screen is really called, if it's different from the lock screen.

Also, technically they are not advertisements, they look like holiday messages from Microsoft, but they are links to the Microsoft store so it's forced marketing. Most of all I did not ask for them to be there.

I tried looking for a way to turn of "ads" on the lock screen and it looks like there's an option on the lock screen configuration that i am missing. I don;t have the option outlined in these instructions: http://www.howtogeek.com/243263/how-...0-lock-screen/
Thanks for the help!

Answer:How do I turn off "lock screen" "ads"?

Hi YoungRascal and welcome to Ten forums

Change background setting to "Picture" temporary and see if that option shows for you. You can change it back to Spotlight after...

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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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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 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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Hi, I'm using Build TH1 10240 with all updates (just checked before I posted this to be sure) dual booting W7 and W10 with no known problems other than the taskbar issue.

The taskbar hides and appears fine when nothing is up but the desktop, or the settings window and other items from the computer but doesn't hide when a have IE up, I'm using IE11, just don't care much for Edge yet, maybe as time goes by I'll start using it more.

Anytime I have IE up the taskbar stays visible and will not hide, I went to properties to reset it, tried this a few times, uncheck the box>apply, then check the box>apply, after I click apply the taskbar momentarily hides and immediately pops back into view.

I know others (Jimbo) were having an issue with this on earlier builds. It didn't happen every time for me, just every once in awhile but on 10240 it's every time.

Does anybody know of a fix or a workaround? It's not a huge thing but I've always hid the taskbar and would like to do it on W10 too. Snip of the properties window below:

Answer:"Hide Taskbar" option not hiding taskbar

Works fine for me in Build 10240. I don't use it any more. I've decided that small buttons keep the space use low enough on my large monitor.

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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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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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i recently contracted a virus that does the above mentioned things. i have hijack this, prevx, and wintasks. i also have just downloaded norton 2007. can anyone help me fix my ailing computer?

josh
 

Answer:Task manager disabled, no "run" option, no "turn off" option

oh, i am running win xp sp 2, have a dell dimension 2350, and have already deleted viewpoint manager, but i'm still stuck.

josh
 

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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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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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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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Hi,

I've set Turn off the display setting in my power plan to 15 minutes and my monitor does turn off after that period (sometimes it doesn't!), but then, sometimes, it turns ON by itself after few minutes.

I've been Google-ing these days trying to find some solution and I came across suggestions which recommends that Allow this device to wake the computer option, located in the Power management tab, in the Properties window of the network adapter, in the Device manager, should be disabled. Also, there were suggestions that Wake on Magic packet property in the Advanced tab should be disabled, too. Unfortunately, all that did not work in my case.

Does somebody know what can cause this problem? Has anyone ever encountered such phenomena?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Monitor turn on by itself after "Turn off the display" starts

Hello alokin87 & welcome to Sevenforums,

Sometimes the computer Wake from standby because of a program's updating itself. Sometimes it does wake, sometimes it does not!

Therefore it could be the Windows Media center as explained in this Hotfix from MS. You could give a try:

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-u...ly-2010-a.html

Look at post #1:

"-Do you find that your Windows 7 Computer wakes up from sleep unexpectedly at a particular time every day? If so then you might to check up if any scheduled tasks are waking your PC up."

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I've had this message on screen, alternating with "Installing update 2 of 2.." for well over 6 hours now!

How long can it take? At some point I'm gonna have to bite the bullet - what should I do?

(Windows XP, SP3. I think the Windows update is something to do with the .NET framework?)
 

Answer:"Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hrs!)

Re: "Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hr

If you have got an XP install disc to do a recovery if it goes bad, i'd just hit the reset button, and boot into safemode straight away [press F8 as it is booting] then schedule a chkdsk and restart.

to schedule chkdsk...



Go to "my computer" and right click on the drive windows is on.

Select "properties" then go to the "tools" tab and click "check now" on the error checking section.

It will tell you that it cant perfrom it and ask you do you want to schedule it for next time...
click "yes" and reboot.Click to expand...


 

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Dell Dimension 4100 PIII 866 MHz, XP Pro, NViIDIA GeForce MX 440

This is my problem: I have the power saving settings set to turn off my monitor after 20 min. It does briefly turn off, only to turn on again 1 sec. later, displaying a faint very dark blue screen... It used turn off fine, but after upgrading from Windows 98SE to XP Pro I got this problem. Is this the OS or my video card?

Any clues?

Thanks all
 

Answer:"Turn monitor off" setting doesn't really turn off

Did you upgrade to XP right over the top of 98 or was it a clean install? If you did an upgrade over the top of 98 (and I know you don't want to hear this lol) then you should format and do a clean install. Upgrades rarely leave you with a stable system.

Things to try before you do that though:

1) Make sure your video card drivers are up to date.

2) Make sure Windows is updated - go to windowsupdate

3) try the system file checker (Start, Run, "sfc /scannow" [without the quotes]) to make sure your system files are intact.

Other than that I would say just do a format and install XP from scratch (to be honest, you should do this anyway if you haven't already, you'll get much better stability and performance).

Prime
 

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?

Thanks

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Hi everyone!

Yesterday my HP laptop (Windows 7) started getting BSOD with various types of errors (mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "STOP: 0x0000007A", "c00021a" and one "missing %hs, c0000135"). Most of the time it restarts without any issues and works fine right after the BSOD and then an hour or two later I get a BSOD again.

I have tried restoring to Last Known Good Configuration, startup repair, hard disk check, virus scans and I also uninstalled any recently added programs I could think of and cleared up more than 50% of my hard disk space. None of these seem to have helped and I still get BSOD regularly.

I have attached the folder from the SF Diagnostic Tool and would appreciate any advice!
Thank you!

Answer:BSOD every few hours: mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "c00021a" & "c0000135"

Welcome to the forum.

MSINFO32:
Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).
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Upload a screenshot using: CrystalDiskInfo For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here
Test your Hard Drive(s) by running: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+: RAM - Test with Memtest86+


   Tip
Pay close attention to Part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.


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Monitor hardware temperature with system monitoring software like Speccy or HWMonitor. Upload a screen shot of the Summary tab as well:Piriform - Speccy
CPUID - HWMonitor
For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

Code:
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Please help review my HijackThis File. My computer has problems with "Redirected Searches", "Advertising Pop-Ups", "Fake Anti-Virus Pop-Ups".

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:46:28 PM, on 10/24/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Edit by chaslang: Inline HJT log removed. READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide sticky not followed.
 

Answer:"Redirected Searches", "Advertising Pop-Ups", "Fake Anti-Virus Pop-Ups"

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

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

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a different user... Read more

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Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere.

Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using Restorator) located in the theme folder of this VS. I went into the images directory and located what seems to be the images used for the buttons. Intuitively, it seems like it would make sense to replace those images with different ones (perhaps from another visual style) and it should change them. However, would this actually work? Could the theme get messed up in some other way (like proportions or something if the new button images are smaller)? I don't know of any other way to change them that would be easy.

But I did run into another problem. For some visual styles I can't even locate those buttons in the images directory. Where else would they be?

Answer:Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme

Use Windows Style Builder to do that...

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Hey there...I found a folder that I've never seen in my D partition before...I partition my hdd into 3 parts...C=OS installation...D=Programs and Games...E=Misc downloads and music and pr0n ...

Well I've never had a virus or anything in my D partition before...I just found this folder named "winnt" and it had some bat files and some kind of Airline JScript and something that looks like an airplane tracker...

Then in a folder named sdata (still in the winnt folder) there's files like 911, police, air, fire, etc...OMFG!!! This is like some terrorist thing or something...FBI is gonna find me and I'll never see the light of day again!!! I'll miss the [H] and I haven't even watched LOTR Extended Platinum Collectors DVD thing (the big ass package with those book holder things)...I haven't even completed Doom 3 or started playing HL2 or even had a chance to buy an X-Box and play Halo 2!!!

AHHHHHH!!!!!! WTF is this crap on my computer??? I'm gonna delete this...I should delete it right??? Scans say it isn't a virus but what do they know...I'm screwed...

THANX
C'YA
 

Answer:OMG!!! Found some folder with files like "911" "police" "air" and a airplane tracker!

if youre os is on C: there shouldn't be a winnt dir on d:, should be safe to delete it.
 

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Windows 7 Home Premium

I would provide a screenshot (or three) however that is at the crux of my problem - I should perhaps say my current problem...now, with "7" (I am beginning to tire RAPIDLY of 7, much more quickly than I did with either XP, or Vista).

PROBLEM: When I attempt to "Save As" a document (Notepad, for instance), or even a Paint image, I get a window/page/screen/whatever, that has no "Buttons" ... no button to "Save", no button to "Cancel". Simply NO BUTTONS???

I had this problem the other night, and we "faked" or cheated our way through it, by using the Enter (Return?) Key to advance the cursor (cursor??) to where we wanted to be (well, we "hoped" we were "there", anyway, since we could not "see" what button or drop-down dialog box was selected or highlighted).

It's almost as if I had a "Resolution" problem, whereby the resolution is set too low (say, 800 x 600), things are too big to be seen/won't FIT on the page. However, my resolution is set to the "Recommended" 1366 x 768.

Please help...this Netbook would be a WHOLE LOT easier to throw against a wall than my desktops ever were . . .

Thanks in advance,
glenn . . .
PS, Hoping I was/am clear here...under the drop-down boxes of "File Name" and "Save as Type", there is nothing to select - not "Save" or "OK" or "Cancel" ... NOTHING????... Read more

Answer:No "Buttons" to "Save" or "Cancel" in Dialog Boxes WIN7

Hi,

Type dpi into the Search box and choose "Make text smaller or larger" at the top of the search result list. In the window that opens see what it is set to. You want it at 100% rather than 125% or 150%. So if higher than 100% change it back to 100%. Hit Apply. You will need to reboot. See if that helps.
 

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Hello guys, the last week I've been strugling with these nasty BSODs. At first I thought it was my HDDs as ntoskrn.exe somewhat hinted towards that from googling it. My HDDs have been causing a lot of trouble earlier as well due to their somewhat long years of service. However, I've recently reformated my computer and installed W7 on a brand new Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD hoping the BSODs would go away, they didn't.

I googled BSOD and I stumbled upon this forum and I thought I'd give it a try. I'm somewhat desperate, as I need my computer working for both work, school and amusement.

I've been trying to run Memtest in order to test my memory but without any results. I'm also currently running on only on 4GB chip instead of two, to see if the problem still exists. Also, without any results.

This is the second time I'm writing this thread btw, I was just about to post it and my PC crashed.

Here is my two logs + dxdiag (last crash didn't generate a log oddly enough).

Here is additional hardware/gear that I use:

Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset
Razer Naga
Logitech G19
Logitech C920 (Webcam)
Corsair 750W PSU

My temperatures are also good. Both CPU and MB idles at around ~25. GPU's all good too. I'm also using a Corsair 650D chassi with dustfilters at both air-income so dust is minimal. On top off this, I use airpressure to clean away dust somewhat regularly and I also did exactly this 2 days ago when I reinstalled the pc.
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Answer:BSOD - "Memory management", "Bad pool header", "ntoskrnl.exe"

Are you over-clocking? Is the bios set to its defaults? Is the SSD set on a SATA 3 port in AHCI mode?
 

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Hi, my sister dropped off a gateway MT3432 laptop and when i turned it on, nothing works, It starts up but nothing shows on the screen. I hear the system booting up and spinning off the hard drive but cant get to the BIOS screen or nothing. I tried plugging in an external monitor and still nothing. I don't know what the deal is. Plz Help. I replaced the ram and the harddrive and still doing the same thing.

Answer:GATEWAY LAPTOP WONT BOOT """"HELP""""

Did your sister say she had did anything to the machine?  Played with registry? dropped it?

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Example sentence: vrytim I prss ths kys, nothing happns. Now I'm writing with my on-sreen keyboard. I'm clueless when it comes to computer stuff. How do I fix this? Is this a software problem, or a hardware problem?Help is much appreciated!

Answer:Kyboard deos not respond to the keys: "e", "d", "c" and "3"

My keyboard hath the thame problem with the thupid eth key. The blathted thing ith driving me nutth.

All theriousneth...er...seriousness aside, usually, that is a hardware problem. Can you find or borrow another keyboard and see if it will work correctly on your machine?

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To make a long story short, I use multiple desktops and switch between them often. I also like to keep the taskbar hidden. Ok, so, when I switch to a desktop some applications "demand" attention and give me the "pop up" notification you see in the image below. I don't know what the technical term for it is.

So, how do I suppress this behaviour?

I am using Windows 7 64bit.

Thanks.
 

Answer:How do I get rid of taskbar "notification" "pop up"?

http://superuser.com/a/329083
 

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Hi guys,

Recently I began getting IRS.com popups and occasionally a starware popup that attempts to install starware, but is blocked by internet explorer.

I have run Microsoft Anti-Spy, AdAware, SpyBot, and Norton AntiVirus both in regular and safe modes, all to no avail. I also cannot seem to find the process myself going through the HJT log or the running active tasks, but the popups do not occur in safe mode.

Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:26:57 AM, on 2/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Northern Illinois University\NIU VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\W... Read more

Answer:"irs.com" and "starware" popups, nothing seems to help!

Not much showing in that log....let's give you some cookie/malware website protection, and do a bit more cleaning, and see what shakes out.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Download IE-SpyAD - Extract the contents to a new folder
From within the folder, double-click install.bat
Select Option #2 - Install the new IE-SPYAD list.
Then return to the main menu.
Select option #4 - Add the old porn sites domain

Download Host.zip - From within Host.zip, double click on MVPS.bat & allow it to run.

Download SpywareBlaster 3.5.1
Install & update SpywareBlaster with the latest definitions.
After you have updated, click the button - enable protection for all unprotected items

Download Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, yo... Read more

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

Answer:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.

BG

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Guys,

I am a little confused with regard to some of the mail options in Outlook Express. (I have version 6) What is the difference between the "Drafts" and "Outbox" folders?

Further how does the "Send Later" option work from the file menu? I always thought that "Send Later" was the same as using "Drafts" but what happend was that I was doing an e-mail, went to Drafts, or clicked on "Send Later" or Outbox and then after I clicked on "Send" doing a regular send, I checked my Sent folder and about 3 copies of the same message were delivered to the same person! (I only sent one message-not 3!)

What is the deal with the "Outbox" folder? Apparently that is not like the Drafts folder....correct?

What's the difference between doing a Save, Save As, and Send Later with regard to OE functions? If I want to save a message that isn't done yet, which of these 3 options should I use? (I.e, I want the message to go to the Drafts folder for example and stay there until I TELL OE to send it.) I think whatever I did above was that I modified my message and then click on where it just automatically sent next time I opened the message. A review of these features would be helpful!

Just for the record, I also use Yahoo Mail and find that so much easier!

Jack
 

Answer:Please Review OE "Send", "Drafts", and "Outbox" Options

Jack
To save an E-Mail to your Drafts folder for work on later then you use the File\Save option.
If you wish to save the E-Mail in another format such as .EML or .TXT or .HTM then you use the Save as function. You will also be required to specify a folder to save in or use its "My Documents" default.
Send later function if only one e-mail account exists will place the e-mail in the outbox and send it the next time you click on the send receive button. If you have multiple accounts then you can specify which account to send it from.

Dave
 

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusCl... Read more

Answer:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.
 

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OK.....
As I said I am new.....
Hope this info is the way you need it.
MANY MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE TIME & HELP !!!
Check out the following .....HHEELLLPPP


Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:38:36 PM, on 11/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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\logonui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Promon.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VCOM\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VCOM\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Micro... Read more

Answer:NEW THREAD / "xads", "xlime", "Context3.kanoodle"

hi

how to create a folder ?

right click anywhere in your desktop
click new,a tab opens ,click folder ,name it hjtantivirus .

download again hijackthis and install it in the new created folder .

your hjt is here now
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

it will not work properly if it stays there .

and don t create a new thread ,keep only one thread .this one ,now .

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Hi
I have recently updated to the creator version
My files end up in unintended destinations. When I click in the documents tab in the sidebar of the documents screen, it takes me to a ?Documents? folder that appears in ?One Drive? group. Any files that I send from my desktop end up there
Those files are also shown when I open the first ?Documents? folder that appears in the ?Quick Access? group. I have similar problems with ?Pictures? folders
I have attached screen shots that I hope will explain. I want all my files of any description to end up in the ?Documents? folder contained in the ?This PC? group. Can anyone help please?
Incidentally, I don?t understand the purpose of ?One Drive?, and don?t believe that I will have a use for it. Can I remove/disable it?

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hi,

OK, this is a weird one.

I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and pictures folders are set to this HDD and dont have an actual folder to change the properties of. Therein lies my dilema.

If anyone can offer any advice on this curly issue it would be greatly appreciated.

Shane

Answer:Remaking "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Legume


hi,

OK, this is a weird one.

I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and pictures folders are set to this HDD and dont have an actual folder to change the properties of. Therein lies my dilema.

If anyone can offer any advice on this curly issue it would be greatly appreciated.

Shane


You have a backup from before the problem started? a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?
ken

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Hi:

Looking for insight/advice re: KB3054476.

According to Infoworld, it was "Optional" in May, but I was not offered it then.
This week, it was offered as "Important" and "Recommended" (!), but only for one of my 2 Win7/64 boxes.

I have read the MS KB article, as well as THIS FORUM THREAD, the latter of which includes a report of a BSOD due to this particular update.

However, there isn't much out on the web about it.
And most of the discussion about it is overly technical for me.
And I am confused as to why it was previously offered as "Optional", but now is "Important" or "Recommended".

I don't *think* I "need" it (as I have no webcam on this box). And I don't like to tempt fate by fixing things that are not broken.

So, 3 questions:
Is it safe to install?
Is it really necessary/important?
Or would I be OK to hide it?
Thanks very much in advance!

Answer:KB3054476 offered as "Important"/"Recommended"/"Optional"

The status of updates changes with circumstances.
If an update isn't relevant, it won't be offered at all.
If however it's relevant but the related software is not apparently in use, it may be 'optional' - and gravitate to 'Recommended' or 'Important' if the related software is in use.
It can also be promoted through the hierarchy by MS depending on feedback through WU and error-trapped feedback.


If you have (and use) a webcam, then it's probably best to install the update.

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I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program
with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE.

No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work.
But this is another problem which should not discussed here.

When I type now one of the following alternative commands at the CommandPrompt then Win7 returns me something like:

assoc .txt=txtfile

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: .txt"

or

ftype txtfile=D:\notepad++\notepad++.exe "%%1"

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: txtfile"

Why?

The command above work fine under WinXP

Peter

Answer:"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?

Question:

Did you run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges?
Elevated Command Prompt

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PC just updated to 10 Anniversary.

I have three monitors, I want to remove the start button and clock from second/third monitor. (I.E A blank task bar)

I do not want to disable the second/third monitor's task bar, I like the applications running that appear on said monitor to appear in the task bar of that monitor.

I had this setup on the previous build, but can't remember for the life of me how I did it (No third party software)

Answer:Multi Monitor - Taskbar - Remove "Start button & Clock"

MrCollective said:

PC just updated to 10 Anniversary.

I have three monitors, I want to remove the start button and clock from second/third monitor. (I.E A blank task bar)

I do not want to disable the second/third monitor's task bar, I like the applications running that appear on said monitor to appear in the task bar of that monitor.

I had this setup on the previous build, but can't remember for the life of me how I did it (No third party software)



Did you find a solution for this? I'm having the same issue.

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I solved this problem by system restoring but the question I have is what caused the problem? Could it be data corruption, malware, or something else? It seems to definitely be software related since I fixed the problem by system restoring.

I did not remember any major differences (software related) between the days this problem has not occurred and started occurring with the exception of a Windows Update for "Windows Defender" (it is possible for a definition update to cause these symptoms?).
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Two problems I "had"(before system restore):
1. Taskbar icons not appearing ("most" aren't showing up; the processes are running).
2. Really bad Windows Explorer lag (+40 second lag when opening folders in start menu, alt tabbing from full screen, etc).

About four days ago, I started Vista and noticed some of my taskbar icons missing (despite the fact that they're all loaded when I checked the task manager).

I followed this guide which said to go to

"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \TrayNotify"

and then delete the values "IconStreams" and "PastIconsStream".

I did that and restarted explorer.exe, it worked and brought back my taskbar icons.

However it's not permanent (the problem comes back after I restart my computer) and Windows Defender never reappears in the taskbar even after I followed those steps.

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So I stupidly downloaded a virus hidden as an ActiveX control from a site posing as CNN Now I'm getting little system alert pop-ups from my taskbar that say I have a virus called "[email protected]". I know it's totally bogus since "balloon" is spelled incorrectly I also get IE popups that want me to install virus software. When I click the red X to close the windows, they generate more IE popups downloads of more spyware junk.

Please help! PandaScan doesn't want to work for me, so I don't have that. But here's my DSS log. Also, the extra.txt doesn't appear for me, so I don't know what's up with that.

Thank you in advance.


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Diana on 2008-03-08 23:47:16
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

System Drive C: has 0.27 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis (run as Diana.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:48:00 PM, on 3/8/2008
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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sp... Read more

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I notice that Chrome icon pinned to taskbar has inconsistent behavior between my Windows 10 Pro installs. (My taskbar is configured for "Taskbar buttons: Never combine", but it makes no difference)

1. On one machine clicking on pinned Chrome icon expands that pinned icon "in place", i.e. the pinned icon expands and becomes a wide taskbar entry for Chrome window. This is the normal behavior for Windows 10.

2. On another machine clicking on pinned Chrome icon creates a new taskbar entry for the new Chrome window. The new expanded entry appears in the taskbar to the right of the pinned icons, while the original pinned Chrome icon remains unchanged. This behavior is similar to that of ordinary Windows 7 Quick Launch bar.

So far only Chrome behaved in this inconsistent fashion. Other pinned icons consistently behave in accordance with the first scenario.

So, would could possibly be the reason for a pinned Chrome icon to follow the latter behavior?

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PC just updated to 10 Anniversary.

I have three monitors, I want to remove the start button and clock from second/third monitor. (I.E A blank task bar)

I do not want to disable the second/third monitor's task bar, I like the applications running that appear on said monitor to appear in the task bar of that monitor.

I had this setup on the previous build, but can't remember for the life of me how I did it (No third party software)

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Hello Everyone,

I have an issue with my remote desktop session. whenever i connect to a remote desktop the task-bar of my physical machine still showing there i just want a full screen of remote machine so that i couldn't see the task bar of own physical machine. I am trying
to connect to a remote VM from my windows 10 machine.


Thank you!

Answer:Whenever I connect to a remote desktop the taskbar of my Physical PC no longer "disappear"

You can do it by the following  step by step method
Start "Remote Desktop Connection".

1:- Click on "Options"
 2:- Click on the "Display" tab.
3:- On "Display configuration" settings, you can change the "Remote Desktop Connection" display by moving the slider from "Small to Large"
4:- By moving the "Slider" all the way to large, the display settings will automatically set to "Full Screen".

.

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On windows 10 64-bit Education; R5 1600, 16GB ram, R9 290.

This systems seems to have weird problems with Windows settings.

For the past few months; every time I disable file/folder history and Quick access, it'll come back the next restart or a few after, I even tried Regedit workarounds. I eventually gave up on this.

2 days ago, my Calendar, Mail, and Calculator apps disappeared - I had to powershell remove the traces and re-install from official app store. Other default apps probably gone too but I don't use them so haven't noticed them.

Today, Windows' own settings and everything from there is bugged. For example, if I click on the start menu and then "Settings", nothing happens. Same for "Add or Remove Programs" - clicking it just doesn't run anything. The whole 'suite' seems to be bugged. Or maybe it's a taskbar problem?
The only way I've figured out to run it is to click on Desktop - Display Properties, then trace back to the main "Settings" menu. If I actually manually navigate to them, they'll work.

The old Win7 Control panel/add or remove programs UI still work, similarly a chore to navigate to them.

Also, my Start menu "default" tab - Pinned tiles, got emptied out, it's now just blank. Not that I was using it for anything in particular, but it's just a very stark "oddity" in my system suddenly.

Does anyone know what could be causing these strange issues, and how I might be able to fix and pre... Read more

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I notice that Chrome icon pinned to taskbar has inconsistent behavior between my Windows 10 Pro installs. (My taskbar is configured for "Taskbar buttons: Never combine", but it makes no difference)

1. On one machine clicking on pinned Chrome icon expands that pinned icon "in place", i.e. the pinned icon expands and becomes a wide taskbar entry for Chrome window. This is the normal behavior for Windows 10.

2. On another machine clicking on pinned Chrome icon creates a new taskbar entry for the new Chrome window. The new expanded entry appears in the taskbar to the right of the pinned icons, while the original pinned Chrome icon remains unchanged. This behavior is similar to that of ordinary Windows 7 Quick Launch bar.

So far only Chrome behaved in this inconsistent fashion. Other pinned icons consistently behave in accordance with the first scenario.

So, would could possibly be the reason for a pinned Chrome icon to follow the latter behavior?

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Hello, I'm new to these forums and came here because I couldn't remove some serious spyware from my computer alone. I'll give a clear explanation of my problem, any voluntary helpers will be greatly appreciated, please read.

Background
It all started when I opened an EXE installer that I downloaded from a now apparently untrustworthy site. Didn't even install the program and the virus/spyware found its way to infect my computer. My updated antivirus (NOD32) immediately detected the threat, but was unable to appropiately delete it.

First Symptoms
- Constant explorer.exe crash.
- Alert message claiming virus infection and advising to install specific spyware removal (which was ignored).
- Unexplainable, extremely slow computer.
- Unability to install some programs or open Task Manager (alert message was displayed saying I had no administration rights to do so).
- Wallpaper changed to a Biohazard-type logo with red background stating that there was a virus infection.
- Windows Automatic Updates turned off and when attempted to turn on it would open a spyware remover-related page.
- "VIRUS ALERT!" message displayed on the taskbar, next to the clock.
- Start Menu items reduction (now it only shows Firefox, Email, Set Program Access and defaults, Network Connections, and All Programs).
- Inside My Computer Folder, A: and C: drives icons disappeared (they could still be accessed by typing "C:" on the Address bar).
- On My Computer's Pr... Read more

Answer:"Virus Alert!" on taskbar, C: and A: drives icons gone (Smitfraud-C and Virtumonde)

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Right-click the taskbar > Properties > Customize... > Locate the battery power meter icon and use pull-down menu to select "Always Hide"
 

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I use third party software to update and do other system functions so I don't need the Action Center icon nex to the clock, how do I get rid of it?

Answer:Remove the "action center" icon from the taskbar area near the clock?

The notification area is located on the right side of the taskbar by default, and it contains program icons that provide status and notifications about things like incoming e‑mail, updates, and network connectivity. When you install a new program, you can sometimes add an icon for that program to the notification area.

You can expand the notification area to view hidden icons

New computers often come with icons already in the notification area, and some programs automatically add an icon to the notification area during installation. You can change which icons and notifications appear in the notification area, and for certain special icons (called system icons), you can choose whether they show up at all.

You can change the order of the icons in the notification area, and the order of hidden icons, by dragging them to the position you want.

To remove or hide an icon from the notification area
Click the icon in the notification area and then drag it toward the desktop.

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Having this issue for one user.
Randomly their taskbar icons will display the incorrect icons. Exactly as described this hotfix should fix:
An incorrect program icon appears on the task bar in a remote desktop session that is running in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2519550/an-incorrect-program-icon-appears-on-the-task-bar-in-a-remote-desktop
In this case they are using VMWare View VDIs but I assume essentially the same issue.
When I attempt to install this hotfix I am it is not applicable for my PC. The PC is Windows 7 SP1 otherwise up to date with updates, there is no other mention I can find in the KB RE the requirements that I am missing?

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I've also received the Win 32 host process error. I thought i removed the virus with Malware bytes, but apparently not. Ive completed the steps from here :http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.html. The logs are shown below.SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGenerated 12/29/2010 at 01:39 AMApplication Version : 4.47.1000Core Rules Database Version : 6090Trace Rules Database Version: 3902Scan type       : Complete ScanTotal Scan Time : 01:11:42Memory items scanned      : 465Memory threats detected   : 0Registry items scanned    : 6134Registry threats detected : 0File items scanned        : 51085File threats detected     : 105Adware.Tracking Cookie   C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt   C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt   C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt   C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt   C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt   C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt   C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt   C:\Documents and Settings\Loca... Read more

Answer:"System Tool 2011" virus + Taskbar keeps swithching themes

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100www.malwarebytes.orgDatabase version: 5414Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 (Safe Mode)Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.551212/28/2010 10:58:30 PMmbam-log-2010-12-28 (22-58-30).txtScan type: Full scan (A:\|C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|G:\|H:\|I:\|)Objects scanned: 204163Time elapsed: 21 minute(s), 19 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 2Registry Values Infected: 1Registry Data Items Infected: 0Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 5Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Registry Values Infected:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\wdjyajfg (Trojan.Dropper) -> Value: wdjyajfg -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Registry Data Items Infected:(No malicious items detected)Folders Infected:(No malicious items detected)Files Infected:c:\documents and settings\my computer\local settings\Temp\cahxiovdx\sicynwvlajb.exe (Trojan.Dropper) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.c:\documents and settings\my computer\local settings\Temp\0.060... Read more

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On my ThinkPad T-60 I am running Vista Ultimate and the majority of the time I am using AC power. Recently, I took my notebook with me on a business trip. Three or four times I used only the battery.

Now, I have a battery and plug icon in my taskbar that I cannot remove. When I right click it, and left click "Close Power Manager Guage" the follow window appears:

"RunDLL
Error loading C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\PWMTR32.DLL
The specified module could not be found."

Is there a straightforward way to resolve this?

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Hello

How do I get a "Network Activity Indicator" back in Windows 10 (x64)?
(Like previous versions of Windows used to have about 7 years ago!)

I tried installing this but although it ran, nothing has appeared in the task bar.
Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 - IT Samples

Yes, I did install the x64 version.

Thanks

J

Answer:How do I get a "Network Activity Indicator" icon in the taskbar back?

Hi, it seems to work ok for me... are you sure it's not hidden? Click the ^ on the task bar.

5 Tools To Get Back a Windows Network Indicator Icon ? Raymond.CC

(Both 1st and 3rd work - not tried others)

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I got a really bad virus that spread all over my computer and installed 2 toolbars one was called "Security ToolBar" which i uninstalled without any problems. The other was "Toolbar 88" i tried to uninstall it but it still appeared on my IE so i Disabled it from the addons. The other thing that came up was a flashing icon on my taskbar that says "Critical System Errors" and it links to virusbursters.com and norton began to detect all sorts of trojan and spyware tools so i switched to Safemode and ran my Norton AntiVirus -after updating it- and removed everything it detected, but it when i ran my windows in normal mode Norton found more trojans and they were trying to connect. I read a few thread here and there and i tried to follow the steps.. i used "SmitfraudFix" and this is the Log:

SmitFraudFix v2.129

Scan done at 4:16:50.70, 13.12.2006
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\ReeM\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Before SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler]
"{8A5849C4-93F3-429D-FF34-660A2068897C}"="OpenGL additional"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8A5849C4-93F3-429D-FF34-660A2068897C}\InProcS... Read more

Answer:Solved: Need Help With Removing "VirusBurster" System Taskbar Icon

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This is a strange issue that's been bothering the living hell out of me. NO one seem to know how to get this resolved.

I installed Tune Up Utilities and just uninstalled it again actually, and done a bit tweaking to the system. Now for example if I have 5 tabs opened in IE (which you can see the little tabs in it's taskbar icon), but when I hover the icon, the live thumbnails don't automatically pop up. I have to click the icon at the bottom and THEN the live thumbnails come up above it.

Please do not tell me this is how it's supposed to work because it's NOT. A fresh installation or new profile does not work this way, instead, any icon in the taskbar with applications opened, shows the live thumbnails upon HOVERING the icon.

Answer:Can't "Hover" Taskbar Icons with multiple windows, have to click!

Hello Altjx,

If you mean whan you hover over the taskbar icon itself to see it's thumbnail preview, then using the tutorial below to set the delay time back to the default may help.Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Change Delay Time
If you mean when you hover over the thumbnail preview of the icon to see the live preview of the selected opened window, then using the tutorial below to set the delay time back to the default may help.Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview - Change Delay Time
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi All,
After the recent 'Anniversary Update', I noticed that several things have either gone missing, or need to be re-set.
The first thing I noticed was that the icon for "Search", (the little magnifying glass icon), is missing from my taskbar.
How do I get it back?
The next issues are regarding 'Default' programs that I chose when I set everything up after the upgrade from 8.1 to 10.
One example is Microsoft decided to use Groove Music, thereby replacing MY default selection of Windows Media Player!
When I noticed that change, I knew that I should make sure my other settings were OK, but they also changed my choice for 'Maps' from my choice of Bing & replaced it with 'Maps.Windows'.
There are also several other additions to the Start Menu that weren't there before, so I decided that I should do the setup we all had to do before using 10 for the 1st time, but when I clicked on "Let's get Started", it's all about the Anniversary Upgrade!
How do I get to the original preference settings so I can make sure Microsoft didn't change anything else, especially the Privacy/Security settings?
I know for a fact that I disabled 'Error Reporting', but if I open something that doesn't work correctly, I get that message box with the green status bar stating that "Windows is searching for a solution"!
I've tried using the "Settings" thing, but it doesn't get me to the settings I'm concerned about, & when I went to "Control Panel&q... Read more

Answer:Missing "search" icon from taskbar & other issues after last update

1. the icon for "Search", (the little magnifying glass icon), is missing from my taskbar.
I'm not familiar with that on the taskbar, sorry. What did it do?
Do you mean rt click taskbar, click Show Cortana icon? (That's a circle).

2. Default programs.
I didn't find any changes in default programs when I did the upgrade.
However, you can always reset them. You can search the Tutorial section for 'default'. I've done it for you.
Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
and for future ease of restoration:
Default App Associations - Export and Import for New Users in Windows - Windows 10 Forums

3. Start menu and privacy -

4. Problem Reporting
Disable/Enable Problem Reporting - Windows 10 Forums

5. Uninstalling apps - For those where this is supported in the start menu (e.g. Skype), right click the start menu entry, click Uninstall.

Note: a search engine could really be your best friend... and do feel free to use the Tutorial section. Have a look- lots of very clear sets of instructions with screenshots.
Windows 10 Tutorials

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after downloading a supposed codec for windows media player, i found myself with this fun guy on my taskbar. it alternates from a wheelchair symbol to a no entry -type of symbol. clicking the virus alert popup that is associated with it bring me to here: http://www.spyfalcon.com/?aff=264

anyone with any ideas? thanks in advance

and now the logs:

ewido:

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ewido anti-malware - Scan report
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+ Created on: 7:06:31 PM, 5/17/2006
+ Report-Checksum: 7BC96396
+ Scan result:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\htey.dll -> Trojan.Fakealert : Cleaned with backup

::Report End


hijack this:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:07:27 PM, on 5/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\TPSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\pavsrv51.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\AVENGINE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Answer:wheelchair/no entry false "virus alert!" on taskbar

Hi martyd, and welcome to the forums

Run HijackThis again, click the following entries and click 'fix'.

O2 - BHO: Nothing - {f79fd28e-36ee-4989-aa61-9dd8e30a82fa} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\hp40D4.tmp (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - (no file)
O21 - SSODL: CEBFCEE0 - {3D3356BB-4767-098D-62CD-23613A597242} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Qpgjka32.dll (file missing)
O21 - SSODL: mtklefa - {8EE1E6F6-3F0D-4687-9BAD-9D219FECD86F} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\dnwvl32.dll (file missing)

Follow the instructions given HERE exactly as given, then finally run CCleaner (untick the Yahoo taskbar install option) to get rid of any rubbish left behind
 

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Hi. Does anyone else have this problem? I turn off the "always show all icons" and customize what I want to be shown. I don't like clutter, so I like hiding a lot of the systray crap. Almost every time I reboot though, the "always show all icons" has automagically became enabled again and I have to go in and turn it back off.

Anyone know why it does that? Win7 did the same thing too. Drives me nuts!

Answer:Notification area "Select which icons appear on taskbar" not saving

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