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Question: Worst company worst support.

I purchased HP AU113TX notebook 3 months back. And since then I am getting BSOD error and till date I have opened 3 case id of which my last case id is opened for more than one month(CaseId: 3036636047) Why customer should suffer because of issues in your laptop. Being a loyal customer of HP, would say I will never ever trust HP again.

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Answer: Worst company worst support.


I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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I love my LENOVO.T 410s, WIN 7, 128 SSD, 64 Ult.I do not work for LENOVO.

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I cannot believe what i have been going through with Lenovo. Sometime in november my idea pad z500 stopped working. Everytime i would switch on the screen would go blue. I called lenovo and they advised me to send in to Medion. The laptop would be sent out to Germany as there is where they had the repairs department. I took their advice and sent for repairs. I was promised i would receive my laptop within 10 working days.Once it arrived to Germany they called to charge me for repairs. It was done over the phone. Never again did i have a call from them not even to update me. I would call minimum 4 times a week to hear always the same thing. 'There is not much information we can give you'This continued for 6 months. I called and they told me that my laptop was unfixable and it would be sent back. This caused me so much inconvenience and stress. I have never ever come across a company like lenovo. 2 months down the line after calling everyone involved with Lenovo, i receive an email from a manager offering me a cheap laptop as a replacement. I told them i didnt want it and wanted a refund as promised from lenovo customer service . So she sent me a code to give to the retailer where i purchased. The retailer has told me they cannot refund as the warranty is over a year old.So now I am in the same boat. I have sent themanager an explanation of what the retailers have said and still waiting for a reply.  Its disgusting the way they treat their customers. An... Read more

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What do YOU think the worst thing an anti-virus company has never done, mine is Immunet placing ads within their program and my firewall blocked some tracking coming in from the ads...

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since when does operation bait detail of illegal acts, their was nothing illegal I was doing to retaliate??? You are always the first to shutdown an issue/topic like its the end of the world!!!! I mean come on.. ILLEGAL ACTS... nothing in that thread said I was doing anything illegal... LOL

Answer:Animal! The Worst Of Worst Mods/admins...

what is next animal... you going to threaten me about use of forum... block me or what... just so in 10 minutes ill be logged into another screen name with 2k posts??????? overreacting I think you are... IMO

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This pc is always disturbing and annyoing me and im getting very angry on this , without doing anything simply the screen rotates and even if i change the settings to Normal Landscpae mode than also it remains same how it wants.....and all your mad suggestions are not working if you can help please otherwise accept that you dont know how to fix and tell that this HP is **bleep**ing company because in other laptops this problem doesnt occur it only comes in your **bleep**ing products

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Got today my replacement for a machine which i have less than one year but was for repair 5 times . now i got a new one which welcomed me with blue screens and hangs .. so i will again have to get a repaire or replace .. i am very unhappy with this machine ... and the support .. omg ...

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We have a machine that was in need of repair. After doing the remote diagnosis Dell sent a tech out.
They tech verified we needed a new part, and instead of calling it in for us, he had us do it.
Dell Tech Support has been giving us the runaround now for 2 days. The tech on site verified all of the parts needed and what the problem is. TS wanted to re-diagnose, and will not send the part without us jumping through hoops. They ask for something and say "no worries, we will be sending the part", then an hour later get an email saying they need another piece of info.
The tech who went on site should have had the part delivered to us. We should not have to spend countless days arguing with TS to get a part that is under warranty, and clearly in need of repair, replaced.
We need resolution on this ASAP. The tech support rep has wasted enough of our time.
Case #: 944712306
Thank you.

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i have a problem that kaspersky Allways kills my vpn connection....

yet none of them can or will help me ( or even read what i write )... no the chat / email / phone support....
kaspersky disconects my vpn while i use torrents for whatever reason. what i tried already. Disable SSL / Encryption scanning , make it trust worthy ( programm and adapter ) disable firewall If i disable kaspersky it works if i enable it it disconects my vpn

yet all just allways tell me deactivate ssl scanning then tell me

"Aside from this, is there anything else that I may help you?"

then close chat / phone call / never answer on emails anymore.

am i stuck with kaspersky total security multi device 2016???

and if i write i uninstall it without any help soon i get

and no answer either after that.

Just to note didnt had this problem with any other AV vendor.

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Worst customer expense ever, three think pad?s and this v570 latter and all they say is try again. After this im done with their productsThis is my experience over what has become a 2 month long episode and a very bitter ending for me.I recently bought a laptop for school, I chose Lenovo because iv only have ever used a thinkpad and was very happy with them.I bought a v570 , the model I got was a great price but only has a 2200mha 6 cell battery (half the normal amount) so battery life is only 3 hours. Which is not a big deal because I can buy another battery and this is where my story begins .I call Lenovo (feel better when I support someone though commission) and asked about available battery?s, and wow my luck a 8 cell battery is available for my laptop! So I order it and was told it would take 9 business days for me to receive it, which is perfect because I can return my laptop with in 15 days.Latter that week I look at the battery I got notice that it has crazy dimensions that will not fit my laptop.So I call in explaining this, and was told that I was wrong and that is will certainly fit my laptop ( which is okay because it is their job and I believe than are far more knowledgeable than me) So two weeks latter over 20 days latter I have no battery and no call or e-mail saying why I haven?t got it.I call in with my order number and am told that there are ?... Read more

Answer:Worst Customer support

hey jul644,sorry to hear about what had happened. could you pm to me the following details as i would like to check what had happened.Name:Country:Mobile:Email:MTM [machine type model]:( To locate MTM - )Serial Number (S/N):Date of Purchase:Case/Order Number : (if any)Screenshot of Error(if applicable) : (upload it to a hosting site and paste the link here)Location of unit : Home / Repair Center (delete where appropriate)Description of issue :Troubleshooting Taken : (if any)

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This product was introduced to my organizaitn as a turn key solution for web gateway security.... 4 months into the project still having HUGE gaping problems with the platform functionality the DLP is non functional and they hybrid solution is junk.  The Support for this product from corporate is the worst I have witnessed!! This level of non-support taking first place topping IBM support. At least IBM will get you an engineer within a few hours.. he may be in a third world county feeding chickens and purchasing fish at a flea market.. but they at least fix the issue with some viable solution. 
The level of mis-information that leads to absolutely no identifiable solution disgusts me. If you have or even suggest the practice of using Google to you platform to fix a problem than you as a support technician fail. It not your fault it is the corporate organizations fault for not supplying you the necessary resources and work methodology to remediate and troubleshoot issues.  
I am a IT Security professional with years of experience and a Masters degree and host of certifications in IT and IT Security and the educational material is purposefully misleading with huge gaping gaps of information. The HUGE gaps and Presumptions are presented as if a teenage child with untreated ADHD wrote the material. I am sure it is with the intention to preserve the Secret "Proprietary sauce." I guess they take that money used for support staff logistical support and b... Read more

Answer:Websense Worst Support EVER!!

When choosing an anti-virus or any other security software, availability of quality/prompt technical support from the vendor is always a consideration.

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 I Bought New HP 15 AY503TX Laptop, I Am Facing Issues With Drivers. It Only Support Windows 7(64-Bit) /Windows 10(64-Bit)Only Then Where Is Windows 8.1 And 32-Bit OS Drivers. The Specifications Of Laptop Is Very Nice But There Is No Support From HP Drivers. I Installed Windows 7(64-Bit) And Installed All Software's And Drivers Too, But USB Ports Are Not Working And Display Drivers Are Also Not Working. So Please Resolve This Issues And Provide Drivers For All OS And Provide A-Z All Drivers That Are Need To Run Laptop Smoothly  .Thanks And RegardsKranthi 

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It is the end of the year, so here are my nominations for The Best and Worst of 2004 tech support

2004 Best Award:
1. Cisco
2. Microsoft
3. Veritas

2004 Worst award:
1. Computer Associates
2. HP/Compaq
3. Zoom Modems

The times I have had to deal with Microsoft, Cisco, and Veritas have been fantastic. From great phone connections*, professional & attentive attitudes, and a complete total willingness to solve the problem at hand! thumbs up!! Cisco always amazes me; their TAC is the pinnacle of IT support. Microsoft gets the award in 2004!

The worst award goes to CA, Hewlett Packard, and Zoom Modems... they all stink!
Talk about bottom of the pile... even mentioning them is a waste of time! From incompetence to flat out rudeness... these are your companies.

*phone connections; yup, a crappy line to some remote support center SUCKS! When you are in a loud computer room and have to deal with a horrible connection it only adds to the problems!

Feel free to add to the Best and Worst list...

Answer:2004 Best & Worst Tech support

I can vouch for HP being no good. They almost seem like they are trying to be counter productive to your cause when you call them.

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I run Windows server 2003 Eterprise edition with in VPC for school labs for my college and practice.My activation time bomb went off and I tried to activate it and got invalid conformation ID .Then called there tech support and got a new conformation ID and still did not work ,got tranfered to another department and they tranfered me back to the activation department and so on.Tried another ID and still invalid,got transfered back and the two techs that were one the phone started to argue one wich one the call goes to(while they were on the phone with me ).Then the tech put me on hold to see wich department it goes to now(bear in mind I have been like transfered 10 times already!)I was on hold for like 20 min and nothing just the never ending loop of music.Called back to complian abouth situation and they wanted to tranfer me again ,then we tried another confirmation ID and the same thing invalid.Then they confrenced me with three tech's and then the Windows server 2003 tech took the call and got the info (informed him that this is just to run labs in but however it is the root of the forest and contains all the FSMO roles and if I reinstall it ,which isn't a bid deal just a pain)and then wanted to transfer me again ,tried another conformation ID and still the samething (umm how many do we have to try in order for them to understabd that it not going to take it no matter what ) got transfered to another tech and now this guy really knows what he is doing ,he stated tha... Read more

Answer:OMG! Window tech support has got to be the worst!

No, i would have fixed the problem alot faster if you would have IMed or PMed me though.

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Hello Team,
My Name is Anish Mathew and you can reach at my number xxxxxxxxxxx).I would like to report one of the worst customer support I have ever experienced in my life. I am not sure which email address I should be sending this,so marked on all addresses I got from the internet. Please forward this to the right people as I didn't find any escalation point.
The story begins around last week of June 2013 when my laptop(Lenovo thinkpad edge xxxxxxxxx doesn't detect my battery. Since it was out of warranty I went ahead and bought a new Lenovo genuine battery thinking that my battery is corrupt. But the laptop didn't detect the new battery. As a next step I reached out at one of your Authorized service center in Bangalore below.
Caddons Computer Services
No.3350, KR Road,
BSK II stage,Bengaluru-560070
As per the call with the technician I took my laptop to the service center. The initial response itself was pathetic. The problems seems like the chip that is supposed to detect the battery is no longer working. As per Lenovo we cant replace the chip instead we need to replace the Mother board which would cost me 14k. Rahul told me that he will extend the warranty and get the mother board replaced under warranty which would cost me 8k. We agreed this and gave the laptop on 29th June 2013.Attached is the service report copy with the dates for your reference.
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Answer:Worst ever Customer support in my life

Your complaint is with the computer store that you took the computer to.  Go back to the store in person and get your computer back.  They've had it long enough for you to know they are never going to fix it.  Then call the Lenovo customer service number on this website (for India) and work with them.  This is a user forum, not a Lenovo customer service forum.  By all means take the computer store to court (if the Indian court system is anything like the US system, you are wasting your time), but they are not lenovo..  

KeithFormerly 600E 2645, T30 2366, X31 2673, T40 2373, T41 2379, T42 2373, T42 2379, T60 1952, T61p 8889, T61p 8891Currently T420 4177-CTO, T430 2347-A54, T430 2349-L64, T430 2347-UN9, T430 2342-CTR, Ideapad K1, H520S 2561-1LU

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According to Lenovo, my M91p should support up to 2560x1600.But it does not. While having a next-day-support contract with lenovo, ive opened a case 20 days ago.The support is really bad: "buy a lenovo screen", "we do not support NEC spectraview screens", "buy a lenovo adapter cable", "yes, your m91p should support that screen resolution", "we will swap the mainboard" - nothing. response from support is really not next-day as bought. Any chance how to solve this / speed this process with support up?

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When I purchased my Yoga  3 my first thought was to purchase the extended warranty with accidental protection from Squaretrade instead of from Lenovo. Today I wish I had. Two and a half weeks ago I sent my notbook to lenovo support to the address in Louisville, Kentucky as they instructed because the case warped, the LCD stopped working, LCD case warped also and the upper case had to be replaced and it was a no-post and would not start  But I would charge and the battery was full. They received it for rapair on April 12th 2017 its  case number was 7025182746 . I just got it back today April 28th 2017. I turned it on with the power cord plugged into it and begain to let it run the windows updates. As it was finishing and just as it was about to restart a message appeard 10 then 8% power then shut down and hasn't started since. The exact same prome I sent it in for the first time still exist. Now they are having me send it back in under a new case number 70255275634 the only difference they want me to also send in the adapter and cord.  I bought the extended warranty with accidental protection from you. So not just replace it... They have had it for 12 days and its still not fixed. Now I have to wait another 12 days?  If they tested it as they said I would not bee having this problem

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Thinking of taking a leap and going for a laptop for home use. Will be replacing my older Windows 98 PC. Anticipating that laptops have more problems than desktops, I am concerned about tech support from the likes of HP, Toshiba and Dell. I have never had hardware problems with my old Compaqs or my new HP desktop, so I never had to call these people.

Based upon your experiences :

Which of the 3 has good tech support and who is bad ? Am I correct when I can expect more problems with a laptoP ?



Answer:Solved: Who Offers the best / worst tech support

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2 months ago I purchased a t440s that arrived defective. Notably, the screen was the upgraded FHD IPS panel. My unit came with the LG model, which is notorious for being defective. The screen had bad viewing angles (its main selling point...), about 1.5 inches of light bleed along the bottom, and significant yellow tinting outside of a medium-sized circle in the middle of the screen. Additionally, the trackpad was too far left in its housing and would ocassionally *get stuck beneath the case* and ALWAYS scrape against it.After waiting 3 weeks for my laptop to arrive, I requested a repair after owning it for 2 days and sent in my laptop-- at the end of September. I didn't receive any updates on the status of my repair until several days ago. I was unable to answer the call and the voicemail Lenovo left only said that my repair was pending. After attempting to contact support myself and being placed on hold for absurd lengths of time, I gave up.Earlier today I received another call. The rep told me that my laptop wouldn't be able to BEGIN being repaired until November 24th, at the very least. This is due to a backorder on replacement screens. I'm assuming that's because they're having to replace more than just a few.The rep offered to have my laptop swapped with a new unit, yet I'll have to speak with another person who won't be calling me until "sometime next week" to actually have this done.The girl I spoke with to initially request my repair was very kind and knowledgeable. ... Read more

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 I have been searching and reviewing computers to buy. Came across the K430 but after reading horror stories about Video Card Replacement, Power Supplies and Turbo Switch not working, I decided to call support and seek advise or a simple opinion. The Support Specialist shockingly informed me that she did not know anything about Card Upgrade and recommended that I speak with Sales. Called sales, waited for 30 minutes and was also informed that they know nothing about Video Cards. This is what kills a company, the fact that it's own employees are distancing themselves from their products is a disgrace. Wake up Lenovo, Wake up!!

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This is conversation I had with some of the officials of lenovo.Not a single person found responsible, starting with Sales support , technical support, Salesservices ED..and list goes on.I cried out my issue about 15-17 times to different person, not a single person have kept any track of it niether it is resolved yet. And after all the hustle the final email answer comes from lenovo's Service ED is that they cant help contact local lenovo!Worst service ever anyone can provide!I am pasting my email conersations with the "officials" and persons of lenovo :------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forwarded message ----------From: Services_ED <[email protected]>Date: Monday, November 10, 2014Subject: Repair of Lenovo ultrabook laptop - model number U410To: XXXXXXXXXXXXDear Customer,Thank you for reaching to Lenovo India.Request you to get in touch with the respective country for further assistance.Thanks & Regards,Services-Executive DirectorEmail ID - [email protected]: XXXXXXXXXXXX Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2014 10:10 AMTo: Services_EDSubject: Re: Repair of Lenovo ultrabook laptop - model number U410Sir,It is surprising to note that a customer of ?Lenovo?, supposed to be a good brand ,has such a pathetic after sales service. Just imagine that a customer is not able to use the system due to non- availability of Lcd rear screen ( part no  &nbs... Read more

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Earlier this month I purchased my first Lenovo, an IdeaPad Y700-14. Some icons added to the Quick Launch area of task bar show up as default white folders. (A few, namely CyberGhost and MS Edge show up fine.) If clicked, the white folders change to the correct icon (e.g., Word, Excel) but they revert after boot. I finally called Lenovo support today and, without any troubleshooting, was told that I need to reset my machine to factory defaults. This is the worst, and laziest, support advice I've ever received. You tell a customer who has just spent dozens and dozens of hours setting up a new machine that they need to start over? Without any troubleshooting whatsoever? And with no guarantee that it will work?  I have learned my lesson about Lenovo products and Lenovo support. If I do reset the machine, it will be to return it to Costco after I purchase a different brand of computer. So glad for Costco's outstanding return policies! 

Answer:WORST SUPPORT - Quick Launch Icons Show as Windows...

What OS are you running?Try rebuilding the Icon Cache.rebuild ICON cache In the past on win 7, the Icons would get messed up after certain program installs.I have rebuilt my icon cache using the above link and it works. 

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Hey guys I have acer laptop. I got some issue with USB ports so acer service center engg came to my house and after opening the screw he said hings are broken. That's it and fix the USB ports issue and went. After 2days my laptop's back body start breaking and when I call acer support they said we are not allowed to register on hardware issue. It took a month to register one compliant . And they never bother about that. They are like it's hardware issue you have to pay.. My laptop is in warranty period and It not my mistake boz I never had issue of hing n ol. Now it's almost 3 month over still they are like we will update you in 2 days.Worst services ever I seen is acer.

Answer:Acer support is worst support ever I seen

Hi Nitin1,
I'm sorry to hear about your experience with Acer. I hope I can help at least get you in touch with the right people and foster appropriate communication towards your issue and get it resolved.
Could you send me a private message with your Serial Number and contact information? I'll be out of the office tomorrow and Friday, so if I don't get your response today, please excuse any delay I may cause.

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So  the issue is the Synaptics Control Panel is displayed in a way that is too big vertically to see the entire window as per: The keyboard click-for-click instructions on reproducing this:1.  Start up from a Lenovo factory install of Windows 8.1 Professional x64 with all drivers updated to latest as provided by Lenovo, and Windows upgraded with latest updates (no drivers installed through Windows Updates).2.  Control Panel > Display and notice the defaults as per below:3.  Control Panel > Mouse > tab ThinkPad > button Advanced and notice the new window Synaptics Control Panel is proportional vertically as per below:4.  Control Panel > Display > click checkbox Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays > radio button Medium - 125% > click button Apply.5.  Sign out and sign in to Windows.6.  Control Panel > Mouse > tab ThinkPad > button Advanced and notice the new window Synaptics Control Panel is too big vertically to see the bottom of the window.What is noticed is when one changes the registry entry:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPCpl\Controls\ClientHeightPxfrom 640 to 550, the Synaptics Control Panel looks acceptable vertically, and persists through reboots. However, this is correlated to an issue where any configurations made are all reverted automatically, after about ten seconds from clicking OK in the Synaptics Control Panel. Hence, this is not a WORKAROUND/solution. March ... Read more

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Ok working on my fiance's sisters computer, this time its the other sister. She had some serious issues going on with multiple variants of vundo a couple rootkits, browser hijacker and some droppers. Its really quit messy. I couldnt hardly boot up the machine, but I have it cleaned up as much as i can now. It took forever to be able even load up the microsoft update page. let alone get the computer to update spybot s and d. So with that I have already done considerable work and I can post some of the earlier logs if needed. But here are the most current logs.
-Currently I keep getting an adaware watch warning that it is blocking "crt5.tmp (3680) from loading" it is triggering as a win32 downloaderinjector.

-None of the spyware programs seem to adequately clear the memory of these problems I been having with each reboot the keep reloading. But at least I could finally update adaware, windows xp, spybot s and d, mabm, and superantispyware. previously they would be blocked or hijacked if in a browser.

-most current logs follow

Answer:Help! Worst I've seen

-other current logs

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Question: Worst I have seen

This is my first post. I have spyware that is not allowing me to update the spyware protection I have or get to sites that might have spyware removal tools. I can only get into the computer by using safemode with networking. Superantispyware can't even be downloaded from a cd I have with a bunch of spyware tools. Of course it also blocks system restore as well.

Thanks for any help you can give


Answer:Worst I have seen

I would definitely start with an Online Scan or two (after it might allow you to update your protection) after that i would recommend help from the HijackThis teamOnline Scan 1: Scan 2:

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Hello all, trying to disinfect my girlfriend's computer, I've installed Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Kaspersky Auto Virus. With msconfig and the task manager I see a bunch of processes that I have no idea what they are, and some of them have no result on google, which is making this all that much harder to fix. I'm pretty sure there are multiple trojans and even if I delete them (assuming I can see them,) they come back. If I uncheck things in the startup menu, they recheck. Every time I open up Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, the site immediately changes to a random advertisement page. Also, when the internet is connected, the laptop recieves random popups at random times to more advertisement pages. Certain trojans that are detected will delete, but come right back, and even if the program says it will delete on startup, it fails, and it's still there with another virus check. I cannot do online virus checks due to IE and Mozilla not working.

I already found surfsidekick and fixed it using this site, I dont know what the rest of the trojans even are. I believe surfsidekick is all gone, I could be wrong. Some of the processes that I have seen are:

explorer.exe (Not bad)
rundll32.exe (Not sure if this is bad)
afhcp.exe (This appears 3 times at once)
jvpxpt.exe (Sometimes appears 2 times at once)

pdpxgcr.dll was found by Kaspersky Auto Virus, as was some of the above processes.

If anybody can help with this I will be eternally grateful.

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Answer:Trying To Fix The Worst Pc Ever, Please Help

Hello,Please don't start with fixing items yourself, because this is confusing and I see you already fixed some entries.... so the log won't show it anymore what we have to manually delete.I also see that you have Kaspersky and Norton installed. This is a very bad combination and can actually crash your system. So I recommend you get rid of Norton or Kaspersky.It is important you don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order!!Go to your controlpanel > software > add/remove programs and look if NewDotNet, New.Net, New.Net Applications or New.Net Domains is present and choose to uninstall.If not present, Download and use this uninstaller.* Please make sure your anti-virus and anti-spy ware programs don't hinder the complete removal of the software. In case they interfere, temporary disable them.Reboot afterwards! Important!!!* Download Brute Force Uninstaller.Unzip it to a folder of it?s own (c:\BFU).Read here how to unzip/extract properly: the Brute Force Uninstaller by doubleclicking BFU.exeNext to the 'scriptfile to execute'-window you'll see a little icon as shown in next picture: When you click that icon, a little window will open that says: 'Please enter the full URL to the sript you want to execute'In the field, copy and paste next URL: Ok. Then click execute in Brute Force Uninstaller.Extra note:If no... Read more

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Question: getting worst

i did system recovery few days ago, i guess it was caused by IE 7, now the system back to work, but there's more and more problems, the screen freeze when i browes to other page, i can't download files by using IE, it shows "I E was not able to open this internet sit. the request site is ether unavailable or cannot br found". i had use AVG, MALWAREBYTS, SUPERANTISPYWARE, and LAVA's adware, none of them found anything.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:20:09 PM, on 10/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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first of all i started with around 60+ infected files with ad-aware ive managed to get it to 3 but for the life of me it wont go away

the only thing i could find to indentify this spyware is it redirects me to a umaxsearch engine webpage when i open internet explorer i can be ona a web page and it will close it or close it and reopen it to a different site

it also shows up as BEST SEARCH ENGINE!!! on add/remove programs

ive deleted it in add/remove used regedit to remove what i could find but cwshredder says everything is fine and it keeps coming back

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:39:16 AM, on 03/10/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\H i b i k i\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Plz help the last one is the worst

Hello hibiki2401, 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

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Question: Worst PC ever...

Ok so, I formatted and installed Windows XP Home SP2 3 days ago. Last night I finished installing all my programs, all my drivers, apps, the whole sha-bang.

Today, I had to shut down to fix one of my cathodes. I started back up and the Windows loading screen came up like normal. Then, instead of going to the welcome screen, it went black. And it sits there forever. I tried at least 8 times with the same result.

So I put in Knoppix Live to save all my stuff so I can reformat again. Well Knoppix goes to the loading screen and sits on "Configuring devices" forever and does not start. Great... Tried that 3 times.

Now I put in my XP Home CD that I just got 3 days ago. Brand spankin new.

I put the disk in, it says "setup is loading files" and then says "Setup is starting Windows" and sits there.. forever... just like the rest...

So now, I'm out of options. I don't know what the fuck to do. My next plan of attack is eraseing the disk with the Ultimate Boot CD and [email protected] killdisk...

Unless anyone has any other suggestions?

At this point, I don't know if I need PC help or psychiactric help...

Answer:Worst PC ever...

When you fixed your cathode you might have bumped a card, I'd reseat any pci/agp/pcie cards and memory and see if it boots.

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Not Every AV is Good! Which is the Worst AV You've Ever Used? In My Opinion, Iobit Malware Fighter is the Worst. It claims to have Bitdefender's Engine and Anti-Ransomware Engine but It didn't even Protected Me against a Adware!

Answer:The Worst AV You've Ever Used?

I would have to agree Iobit Malware Fighteris a winner in being the worst. Especially when it first came out, not sure what it is like these days. I never will have here again.

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okay when i first click on chrome it gives me google but when i open a new tab and search something it gives me ask with totally off topic search results i got this nuisance when i downloaded java so i could do studioworks and make yearbooks and ask was the stupid tagalong is always in my second tab, it is the worst ever

Download AdwCleaner from this link: Usage Instructions:Using AdwCleaner is very simple. Simply download the program and run it. You will then be presented with a screen that contains a Search and Delete button. The Search button will cause AdwCleaner to search your computer for unwanted programs and then display a log showing the various files, folders, and registry entries used by these programs.To delete these unwanted programs simply click on the Delete button, which will cause AdwCleaner to reboot your computer and remove the files and registry entries associated with the various adware that you are removing. On reboot, AdwCleaner will display a log showing the files, folders, and registry entries that were removed.Please include the log in your next reply.Please reply and let us know if our help worked. Your feedback helps others. Maybe you?

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which anti virus/computer protection do you think is the best
which do you think is the worst
i think kaspesky is the best and AVG is the worst

Answer:Which Is The Best And Worst

Well each program has their own way, it depends on what you like.
I think AVG is good except the false positives. Macaffe is also good. I don't think there's a good or bad program.
There all good, but I prefer others because of how they work and their protection method.


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Question: Worst ISP

Post your reason for nominating the worst ISP

I don't know why I have such a huge chip on my should about AOL but anytime I try and help an AOL user - I just become extremely frustrated and disgusted.

I know not everyone knows a lot about PC's and I am far from knowing anything in the IT field but AOL users seem to have this nieveness (sp) about them

AOL (ISP) just brain washes their customers and basically handicaps them from doing basic functions that common users should be able to perform

(i.e Clearing Cache, Clearing Cookies, Typing in the URL field, Know where the URL box is, using Outlook, etc etc etc)

AOL to me is just a crap service and it frustrates me that so many people are just signing up for this crap just because they sent you some junk mail CD.

I have seen numerous polls that point AOL as the worst ISP to date yet so many people still use them. People get mad when I tell them I will not email an AOL account. They just don't get it.

Answer:Worst ISP

i am using earthlink right now and am not to thrilled.

First, My modem got toasted and it took them over two months and 4 phone calls for them to send me a new one.

second think is kinda strange, i have had their dsl for awhile and now they tell me it is no longer avalible in my area lol

anyway, just hasn't been a great experience IMO

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Question: Worst. Day. Ever.

I've had a nasty problem with my computer the whole day, and I NEED HELP DESPERATLY! I think it's the work of a virus, too!!

Problem #1: Boot sectors on my PC couldn't be found, therefore the OS(XP Home SP1) was not able to load up. I thought, "Ok, I'll check the forum." Got helpeful reply, but didn't seem to work because I didn't even know there was such thing as an administrator password, and I couldn't find out what my manufacturer set it to! So the brilliantly helpful page that would have worked perfectly didn't, because PowerSpec sucks royal @$$ and sets admin passwords for their customers.

Problem #2: I go into the BIOS to check why the OS couldn't be located, find that the computer can't seem to locate my one-and-only HD. "Well, this shouldn't be too difficult", so I go in and then set the drive to AUTO, thinking that it would straighten itself out.

Problem #3: It didn't straighten itself out. It says "No hard disk found."
I say "#@$%@#$%!!!?!"

Please help me find my HD!

Answer:Worst. Day. Ever.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:20:38, on 08/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SSScsiSV.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
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Question: Best of the worst?

I'm wondering you guys, if you had to pick one of the store-bought pc computers, what would you all pick and why?

I know custom computers are better, but for average computer users who only upgrade things like RAM and Video Cards...which are the best out of a bad lot?

Excluding Dell please. I mean ones you can walk into a Best Buy, and take home.

Answer:Best of the worst?

Compaq-probably the best deal
Sony- OVERPRICED (I have one...decent machine, too much useless software comes pre-loaded)
IBM- good quality, bad price

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Ok. For the background info. The first indication that I had that something might be amiss with our family computer, was approximately a week ago. When I attempted to shut down, it instead, restarted. Thinking that I had clicked the wrong button, I shut down again, and it again restarted. Instantly, red flags went up. I proceeded to run a battery of spyware removal scans, of which several problems were found, and fixed. Still no shut down. I was beginning to think that maybe my problem wasn't related to any malware. Then, I was using google to search out possible answers, and clicked a link to tom's hardware, a known site, to which I was redirected to a site offering to sell me spyware removal tools! Go figure! Guilty conscience perhaps? It took 3 clicks to get to tom's hardware. I have ran more scans, from every solid program at my disposal and no more problems found. I've investigated my config file, and add/remove programs list, long shot I know, to which there is nothing out of the ordinary. The latest? Today I started having the "dcom error" "Dcom service has terminated unexpectedly and windows needs to be shut down." As I type this, I've already had to run "shutdown -a". At any rate, I know that all of this has to be related, it's just beyond my scope of imagination to locate this bugger. I've included a copy of my hijack this log for your perusal. ANY help at all, is greatly appreciated! Thank you in adva... Read more

Answer:Worst hijack thus far. . . .

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Question: I fear the worst

Like the title says, I've googled the url of the pop up that tries to open (I get something about IE not being able to open it) and it seems to come from something both nasty and fatal, but I can't seem to try the possible removal tool that i've seen mentioned.

Steaming Video (youtube/hulu) is impossible to run, music is broken up and choppy, and things run slowly overall. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Superantispyware and AVG were all run in safe mode without networking, and I can't seem to get rid of this thing. It deleted all my desktop icons, quicklaunch, and start menu items (just the buttons, not the applications). PLease help me and tell me that I don't have to format my hard drive. My external HDD was damaged by water during the last flood, so everything would be gone unless there's a way to disinfect files (mostly just need the resume and some photos. Music'd be nice, but is replaceable)
Maybe I'm wrong completely. I'll now post my HJT etc.

System info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1534 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 37736 MB; E: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 196523 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G1548, A00, ..CN7082144RG0FM.
Antivirus: AVG ... Read more

Answer:I fear the worst

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Bought a pc for ?600 , here is my story . Hi , I've been with a technician, cause I got no display on my screen , he said I needed a new cpu , bought one for ?100 that was Compatible with my motherboard , then I ring him today to ask if every thing is ok and ready , he says I need a new motherboard , I just don't understand , when I got the pc I didn't like the case so I went on eBay bought a new case bought anti static wrist straps bought anti static packaging took everything out making sure everything was ok , but I got no display , and now I'm after putting ?300 extra in the pc so I could have bought a ?900 beast pc but , I'm so angry , what should I do ? Should I go in , sell the stuff for money to build a new pc ? Or should I try and get money to get a new motherboard ?

Answer:The worst day of my life ....

That's entirely up to you. There is no right or wrong answer. It boils down to your budget and whether or not you want to keep what you've already paid for. The best you could hope for would be to break even and simply start over. More likely, if you sell, you will lose money.

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okay so heres what its doing to my pc:
- every now and then (quite often) random music will start playing. when i look in the proccesses running at the time, ending "iexplorer.exe" (2 things running with this image name) it stops. this will be running even when no internet browser is, but when i am using one, usualy firefox, when i end the iexplorer.exe, it will come up with a little message saying it has recovered a tab. this is very anoying.

- it has disabled all my antivirus software, including AVG, the profesional verion i paid ALOT of money for,and free versions of avast and mcaffee. so i am unable to run ANY virus scan.

- any new programme i try to download will come up with a message saying i do not have the appropriate privalages to run the programme, so i am unable to use the "hijack this" and get a log. this is with programmes that i have clicked "run" on the installation, instead of save.

- when i save the file and try to install from that, it will say that -e.g.- "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\HJTsetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application." and will not open.

- when running firefox no search engines work; it took me a while to find this site...
also when running internet explorer, search engines do work to find the relevent sites, but clicking on anyone of them redirects me to a random advetisment.

- windows live messinger closes down almost the second i log in

please if anyone recgnises this virus and can te... Read more

Answer:worst virus i've ever had please help!


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I have had nothing but problems since taking it out of the box. It is really slow and the USB port on the back works when it wants to. So sorry I bought this thing. Never will buy another and definitely will not recommend. Also their support staff are very rude.

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i have literally never had a worse experience had purchasing, understanding and utilizing technology and I am an IT Pro. Your website is horrible. It does not recognize my order despite being associated with email. the site sucks the product though it is a "tablet" convertable does not support pens. this company should no longer exist.

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I downloaded this really crap program called FileVault v2.7
I want 2 delete it but a microsoft notepad thing comes up and i hav 2 do something on that 2 delete it!!!!!
Any help on how 2 delete it would b much appreciated as i havent got the 1st clue about programing

Answer:Worst Program Eva!!!!!!!!!!!

From the website itself:

"Ninety percent of the emails I get are people wanting to delete my program. So to alleviate the emailing, I posted the instructions here so I could just direct people to it's address."

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I'm pretty sure I have some type of malware on my computer. I think I have a rootkit and God only knows what else. I've been fighting with this since Monday night.

I've tried scanning with McAfee and it didn't find anything. Sometimes McAfee now freezes. It doesn't normally do that. I also scanned with Malware Bytes Anti-Malware and found nothing. I scanned with the free version of Avira and found a few things, which were deleted. Then I scanned with the trial version of BitDefender. It found one thing and deleted it.

I'm pretty sure I'm still infected. My browsers open a lot, and I mean a lot, slower than they did before Monday. Sometimes they wont open at all. McAfee still freezes. It takes longer to open folders too, and sometimes the icons in the folder don't work. For example, the thumbnails in My Videos don't appear. This isn't normal for my computer. The vast majority of space on my computer is free, so I don't have too many documents. I just checked yesterday.

So I have every reason to suspect a rootkit is causing my troubles. I'm not an expert, so don't take my word for it. It might not be a rootkit. It might be some other awful pain in the butt.

My operating system is Windows XP, and I have a HP Pavilion Slimline s7320n PC.

I ran RootkitRevealer from Sysinternals. Here is what it found. I posted screenshots of what it found because I can't figure out how to copy and paste from RootkitRev... Read more

Answer:The worst problem I've ever had!!

I'm back on. My computer is still acting crazy.

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The first symptom was being unable to display pictures in IE7. The "display images" checkbox was unchecked so figured that would do it. Could then refresh and see pictures. Could even exit IE and get back in and see pictures. But upon reboot it didn't stay checked. Upgraded to IE8. Same problem. Made sure I had all Windows updates installed. Ran Malwarebytes several times. The software would reboot my computer randomly, rendering it useless, and things began getting even crazy.

All along the CPU was/is buzzing at 100%. The hourglass is constant. Task manager shows all this crazy randomly named files. Media center won't work. Updated video driver. Didn't help. Firefox wouldn't work until a while later. Shows images but unless in safe mode, pops up ads even with popup blocker installed. At some point the DEP files (Userinit, Windows logon, Task Manager) were being thwarted, forcing reboots.

Spybot found lots of stuff but didn't delete it. Booted in safe mode. Malwarebytes hung every time. Spybot took hours, gave a nice list, but upon reboot I could see in task manager all these files respawning. Downloaded the latest version of HiJackthis (2.02). Tried to create a log. Got this error each time:

An unexplained error has occurred at procedure: modMain_CheckOther4Item()
Error #6 - Overflow
Windows version: 7.0.5730.13
MSIE version: 7.0.5730.13
HijackThis version 2.02

HJT chugs through it (past the error), creates a massive number of entrie... Read more

Answer:Worst Virus I've Ever Seen

I can't even run HJT is safe mode, so maybe the error is not related to the virus? I reinstalled it and it still failed. Then I ran the older version again. Zip. I tried running DDS, and that just hung forever. Below is the log I got from Spybot. Best I can do for now.

--- Report generated: 2009-02-19 15:58 ---
Zango: [SBI $97CF1A76] Settings (Registry key, fixed)
Win32.Agent.pz: [SBI $8980C6CD] Settings (Registry value, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Network\UID
MyWay.MyWebSearch: [SBI $205CC8F2] Settings (Registry key, fixed)
Microsoft.Windows.Explorer: [SBI $DA080EA7] User settings (Registry change, fixed)
Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.FirewallBypass: [SBI $D80580B5] Settings (Registry value, fixed)
Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.FirewallBypass: [SBI $B067B5B7] Settings (Registry value, fixed)
Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.FirewallOver... Read more

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Hi everyoneI have the most weird problem ever.I M NOT ABLE TO INSTALL KASPER SKY ANTIVIRUSalso the google results redirect me to a some other different website.MY INTERNET EXPLORER MAKES MY LAPTOP FREEZE ALL THE TIME WHEN I CLICK ON ITAll the time there is bleep enlargement pills add showing in banner boxes.a very strange thing is i caanot login to my msn messenger and when i try it ask me to update but i have the latest version, when i try to update after some progress it rolls back and says some error.Moreover I m not able to connect to my college wireless networkthere is another messenger called oovoo, i cannot login to that and cant even open but from my other laptop i can do evrything well.i need urgeant help to solve all these problems and get rid ithere is the logfile Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:22:01 AM, on 2/25/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.ex... Read more

Answer:the worst problem I ever had

also my other antiviruses cannot get updates

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Not Every AV is Good! Which is the Worst AV You've Ever Used? In My Opinion, Iobit Malware Fighter is the Worst. It claims to have Bitdefender's Engine and Anti-Ransomware Engine but It didn't even Protected Me against a Adware!

Answer:The Worst AV You've Evere Used?

I would have to agree Iobit Malware Fighteris a winner in being the worst. Especially when it first came out, not sure what it is like these days. I never will have here again.

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I do not know if anyone can help with this one and I am not sure where to start.

1. Cannot boot to Safe mode.
2. Cannot run most spyware programs. (hijackthis, Malwarebytes, windows defender, McafeeRootkitDetective etc) The only one that has run is SUPERAntiSpyware
3. It is not rustock.
4. Combofix sort of runs but does nothing.
5. Installed recovery console and it will not start.

These files are gone and do not run.
uWindows: load=c:\windows\system32\msoxaiy.exe
uWindows: run=c:\windows\system32\mssjux.exe

Is my only option reinstall.

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 11:27:20.42 on Fri 07/31/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.418 [GMT -4:00]

AV: *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: *disabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBU... Read more

Answer:Worst infection I have seen. Not sure what it is.

Fixed recovery console.Hello X-Files,We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The reason we ask this or do not respond to your requests is because that would remove you from the active queue that Techs and Staff have access to. The malware staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.That is why I have made an edit to your last post, instead of a reply. Please do not multiple post here, as that only pushes you further down the queue and causes confusion to the staff.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.Thank you for understanding.Regards,The weatherman (Moderator)

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I get the Blue Screen of Death when I boot normal mode. Tried a F-secure scan and it found 43 files/objects but Icant do anyhting because the action buttons are off the screen and Icant get to them.Her is my HJT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:34:22 PM, on 8/31/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeF:\SecureII\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microso... Read more

Answer:HJT log - worst viurs I have ever had

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I'm considering buillding a new computer for my family. I know how to put a computer together, but i don't know the best things for my computer. For example.. i was looking at a Pentium 4 3.0 GHz Processor and i also saw a Pentium 4 3.8 GHz Processor. My guess is that the 3.8 GHz is better, but i don't know why it's better. What will .8 extra GHz do for my computer? I know whats better... but i dont know why.

Another example... I'm looking at a Pentium 4 3.2 GHz Processor and i'm also looking at an Athlon AMD 64 2.6 GHz Processor. The AMD is more expensive but is it better? This is all extremely confusing to me. Now i don't even know what's better.

I don't expect anyone here to tell me everything i need to know about how to distinguish whats better and why one thing is better than another... but do any of you know where i can learn about this? Possibly a website or maybe a book. Thanks for reading.

Answer:Best to Worst Hardware

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I'm not trying to be mean, because I know this guy put a lot of time and effort into this. His artwork and color schemes are just horrendous.

Answer:Worst Win XP theme ever!

Well, it's based around a transvestite, so you'd just assume it'd be ugly.

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The support staff is very rude and your product is the worst. I did not use my laptop even for 10 days and it does not work at all now.I will never buy an HP product.I will surely raise a case in the consumer forum against this company.

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I was typin an e-mail and it turned into the next chapter for the book i am writin . My phone started to ring and when i reached for the phone the keyboard fell onto my foot and shut down firefox. There is no way i can remember or recreate the writing i did i need it back please help.

Answer:Help is needed in the worst way

Not sure which email service you are using, but mine autosaves my emails every min or so. Check out your email service for a section called Drafts and see if all or part of your message is there.


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For about 4 weeks now I have been battling with my computer because of malware. I have tried lots of programs including CounterSpy, Kaspersky, Ad-Aware, SpyZooka and SmitfraudFix.
It all started when i got a STOP message (0x7e) which said it was caused by malware but since then I have also got two other STOP messaged 0x8e and 0x7f.
I have the exact symptoms of the Downadup worm, but when I ran the FixDownadup.exe from Symantec it said it could not be found.
MBAM setup/installation is not working so I am going to rename it and see what will happen.

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Hi All,

First off, I'm not a computer rookie by an means. I've talked to several friends who are baffled by my problem as well...

I recently upgraded my system from an AMD X2 4600+ to a AMD Phenom II 940, which required a new MoBo and RAM. After backing up my computer to an separate internal drive, I formatted my main drive and reinstalled Windows XP Pro (with SP2). I began putting all my programs, drivers, and data back on the computer when I started to experience virus problems...AVG would pop-up saying it detected a problem blah blah blah. I tried Spybot, MalwareBytes, and AVG but the problem persisted. Eventually, it got so bad the computer wouldn't boot properly...after loading the Windows XP splash screen the system would shutdown and restart all over again. I tried running all the cleaning programs in SafeMode; they cleaned some things but the problem still persisted.

Since the first incident (3 days ago) I have reinstalled Windows about 8X's! I've tried formatting the main drive (quick and full), I've tried repairing the Windows installation (recovery console and automated)...nothing seems to work. A new install seems to get the computer cleaned, but it only lasts a little while.

I assumed the virus is residing on one of my two storage drives, so I disconnected them before reinstalling Windows. I then downloaded AVG, Spybot, Adaware, MalwareBytes, ComboFix, and SuperAntiVirus and ran each. I then attached the drives and ran the programs... Read more

Answer:Worst Virus Ever...For me

Hello, with this scenario I feel the next best move is to run HJT.Please follow this guide. go and do steps 6 and 7 ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Hijackthis. Then go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.Let me know if you were successful in posting.

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It all started when I looked for a program that would act as an alarm clock to wake me up this morning. Now I have a serious virus and my totally paid 2 years licensed NOD32 is totally unusable.

I have few programs like HiJack this, Combofix and SD fix handy but I need your help to start with correct steps to get this out of my PC, I was able to check some of the steps but now it's gotten very slow and I need to get into attacking position towards the virus.

It's XP service pack 2, and I was able to identify hldrrr.exe working in the background in NetLimiter program before the virus also made that program unusable.

I can't get hijack this work on the infected computer it says it's not a valid win32 application (which I suppose the work of the virus again)

what should I do guys? I really need information cleaned from HD because of some documents that I need for personal reasons, hope I can get a help on this one, thanks for your time.

Answer:The worst of all: hldrrr.exe -don't know what to do

i was able to do a hijack log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:32, on 2008-06-30
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePresentation\ePresentation.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Program Files\NetLimiter\NetLimiter.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
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Question: Worst Virus Ever

I recently got a virus on my computer which has installed a program called System Security, it is a nasty little program that turns my background blue with red text and warns me i will have my life "Broken" if i dont register and buy their security program. i cannot execute task manager or any other programs and i get BSOD on most safemode there is a new admin account created which i did not make * i own the computer * and it limits my installation privileges. Now, i have been able to get a log from combo fix and i thought i was in the clear, my BSOD stopped and i was able to login to steam and ventrilo and even launch some games, then my computer froze up and the cycle started again, only this time safe mode isnt working. I can only boot the computer normally and be harassed by the antivirus, i feel helpess and any help would be appreciated, i have the combofix log if necessary. Thank you and i look forward to your help.

Answer:Worst Virus Ever

Try thisPlease download and run Processexplorer file and save as, create a log and post here copy and paste into a replyIf processexplorer won't run then rename procexp.exe to iexplore.exe

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I do not know if anyone can help with this one and I am not sure where to start.

1. Cannot boot to Safe mode.
2. Cannot run most spyware programs. (hijackthis, Malwarebytes, windows defender, McafeeRootkitDetective etc) The only one that has run is SUPERAntiSpyware
3. It is not rustock.
4. Combofix sort of runs but does nothing.
5. Installed recovery console and it will not start.

Is my only option reinstall.

Answer:Worst infection I have seen.

Hello ,moving this to the Am I Infected forum from XP.Can you run HJT/DDS.Please follow this guide. ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Hijackthis. Then go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.Let me know if it went OK.

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Hello all. New here. Big problem. my laptop has been taken over by malware. mostly the kind that pose as virus protection. PC antispyware 2010, Computer defender, Braviax, and some other ones that I cannot remember the name of right now. this all started a few days ago when a rootkit tool tried changing a registry that i subsequently denied, but they took over anyway.

I thought I had gotten rid of them, as they were no longer bothering me earlier today, then suddenly the screen was completely overwhelmed by a message saying that my computer was infected. I cannot access the internet, taskmanager, registry editor, or basically anything else for that matter. It will not allow any antimalware programs to run, or antivirus. The computer is almost completely locked up. I have read some threads about what to do, but im not that literate when it comes to some of the things that were discussed.

Where can I start when I cannot do anything?

Answer:Infected in the worst way

Hello and welcome, This is very infected and we can try to run VIPRE to get a foothold. If this is successful run MBAM next.Since you cannot access the net ,you will need access to a clean PC and a USB Drive,CD or someother portable device.Run .. VIPRE Rescue ProgramNext run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make ... Read more

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im fixing a laptop for a student in school. She got the computer screwed. She had sp2, no virus protection firewall or spyware completely unprotected! The computer boots in normal mode very slowly and once it does boot a virus acting like a anti virus say your computer is under attack and give a diolaug box promting block and somthing else like dont do anything. Etheir option it shuts the computer down. The computer works only in safe mode!!! I ran SDFix nothin detected. HJT and mbam wont install for whatever reason and computer cant connect to internet because network connection service is disabled and cannot be enabled in safe mode so i can t update avg. any ideas that might help.

Note no restore CD


Answer:Worst infection. HELP!!!!

The computer works only in safe modeSAS, may take a long time to scanPlease download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.Do not run a scan just yet.
FirstReboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key ... Read more

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Question: Worst Virus Ever?

My daughter brought me her computer that has the worst virus I have ever seen. (She is running a farly new Compaq machine with Windows XP Media Center). This appears to be a new version of Privacy Center. On boot, computer goes through Windows startup and asks for login/password. From there, starts to load, then screen goes black and a screen VERY similar to Privacy Center comes up asking for money. (The only difference is that in the upper left of the 'page' it reads Control Center - but their 'About' link refers to it as Privacy Center) The computer will not go past this page. <ctrl><alt><esc>, <alt><F4>, <ctrl><Alt><delete> all have been rendered inoperational. I have read other articles here and in other places with instructions as to how to remove it - all suggest Safe Mode. Well, here's where this virus gets nasty! When going into Safe Mode, the system reboots after mup is loaded therefore Safe Mode is Not an option. Tried a bootable F-Secure CD - it found a number of harmful files and renamed them but the machine still does the same nonsense .

Any suggestions aside from System Restore? (and I'm not sure that will fix the problem either!)

Answer:Worst Virus Ever?

On boot, computer goes through Windows startup and asks for login/password .... starts to load, then screen goes black and a screen VERY similar to Privacy Center comes up ..... The computer will not go past this page. <ctrl><alt><esc>, <alt><F4>, <ctrl><Alt><delete> all have been rendered inoperational.Somehow you need to gain access to your system.Try the following ....Start the computer normally and immediately after logging in (as quick as you can) .... press Ctrl+Shift+EscDoes this bring up the Task Manager window?If not, perhaps try it again?If you are lucky enough to see the Task Manger window, try this .... then this ... let us know how it goes.Good luck.

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I downloaded a funny looking file from the internet and now have HUGE problem. I incorrectly shut down my computer after it was infected bc i believed that it had frozen on me. when i tried to reboot in safe mode it wouldn't allow me to do so. i had to use my window's recovery cd's and ran 'chkdsk /r' just so that i could get the computer to run in safe mode. In safe mode i was able to run MBAM, SAS and ATF. MBAM and SAS found a ton of problems and was able to clear them out. In normal mode i am unable to open any of those programs. i receive the following message from "Security Suite" (which i believe is the major virus still on my computer) Message reads as follows...

"Windows Security Alert: application cannot be executed. the file mbam.exe is infected. do you want to activate your antivirus software now?"

Then another one follows that up with....

"Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your system might be at risk now." (that's word for word btw, not my typos)

My AVG is also acting screwy and reports an infection of 'Trojan horse generic18.BMHL' about 30+ times!

Almost any icon that i click on my desktop will report that it cannot be executed. It also took about 15-20 minutes for the computer to boot up and just bring me to the desktop.

I'm using another co... Read more

Answer:Worst Virus i've ever had

I forgot to mention that if i try to remove/heal selected infections on AVG I get a prompt saying " forced removal can cause system unstabily or even crash"

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I cant run msconfig, task manager, system restor, and install any program what so ever (Windows cannot fin '____'. Make sure you typed thae name correctly and the ntry again. To searhc...) Happens with every program i try to install. Internet explorer doesnt work. Cnat tpye anythign in "run".
I cant run hijackthis. The virus comes off in safe mode as well. The little icon on the bottom right taskbar is a red circle with a white X in the middle. Wall paper is "your system is infected"
No internet at all. I think it was "you pc protector" malware but i deleted some files but i know its still i nhere somewhere. Its an XP sp1 dell 600m. No antivirus cna be installed or ad warez. Can only open somethings on control panel.

Any help please im desperate

also before desktop shows it says "spyware alert!"
security warning
worm.win32.netsky detected on your maching.

type virus
system affected win 2k, ntt ,me ,xp, vista, 7
recomendations: nexxasray for full sysstem scan

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lately i tried to play star wars kotor again just because i felt like it and the game crashed at start up, and then i thought its problay cus i need a patch so i downloaded the patch and it happened again, so i gave and tried kotor 2 and it happened and i thought that kotor 2 had the same problem so the i tried playing joint operations typhoon rising/escalation and again it happened. i think some thing is wrong with my graphic card because all those games useds to work

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Hi I posted about 3 weeks agoMy linkAnd I followed the advice I got but that did not work MBRfix when I found it on the site only ran for a second and shutdown and I can not run anything more because of .dll errors. But I think the virus is getting worst because I now get "can not open a webpage" errors on most anti-virus sites and I had the error's for my first 3 recoverys on the Windows update page but they stopped now on my 4th recovery now I get sent here [url="http://"[/url].Any help would be fine I have not been able to check my e-mail in 2 months because I am worried my system might not be secure.Thank You.

Answer:I think I still have a virus and its getting worst

Hello,thre is somethng wrong with your link it goes to a search page.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwareb... Read more

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ok im about to cry...

today i got an icky i did my virus scan. all good..then go to the blue screen where is says "windows is starting up" and nothing just sits there...i tried starting in safe mode..does the same thing....

so i whacked in an xp disc to do a repair..i click repair...and left it to do its thing....i come back...and its asking me to enter my cd oll admit, i dont have one, i used a hacked copy of xp..but i have tried 10000 cd keys..none work.. i even went and borrowed the neighbours legit copy and the key from that doesnt work ok thats fine..but now, everytime i just launches straight into the setup again!! please help! i dont want to loose my stuff and i need to get back on!!

Answer:ugh i have the worst luck

This is what happens when you use pirated software.

I suggest your take the hdd out of your computer, and hook it up as a slave drive on another system.

Back up all your important data, then format the drive.

Put it back into your machine as master, and buy a legit copy of Windows, and reinstall.

Regards Howard

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Anyone notice how many issues the new build of Firefox is having?

Alot of places don't load won't install extensions, Flash is having huge issues, I'm tempted to get rid of and reverting back to 1.07 or 1.05. Seems more of a pest than a savior at this point.

Wonder what went wrong.

Answer:Firefox 1.5.01 The worst?

Installed it yesterday, no broken extension or Flash problems here, and the memory leaks seem to have vanished. Bear in mind, if you go back to the older versions, you get the vulnerabilities found with them, as instead of patches you have to get new versions to fix them. fixed a ton of holes recently found in FF, btw.

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I am heading out the door now to go snowboarding! So I may not reply back until Monday. Thanks in advance!Issue: NT Authority Shutdown and Browser Redirect. Using shutdown -a as best I can. PC is super slow. I have delayed RPC in the meantime.Note: RootRepeal freezes and will not run.In addition, ran A-squared and ExplorerXPSeems that this virus is detected by both Ad-Aware and MBAM but even after removal it is still present.Thanks!!!----------------------------------------------------------------------------Logs:HJT:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:34:35 PM, on 1/28/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:The Worst I have Ever Seen - NT & Redirect


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Dell has been the worst computer i have ever owned!It started running slow 1 day after i paid $599.00 for it!I called them they tell em i gotta pay $239.99 to get it repaired!Then i call them 1 week later they claim i have a vireos in it and still want to charge me the money!I get the vireos worked out 1 mth later its still running slow ,at this point I've done everything humanly possible to resolve this issue , give Dell the benefit of the doubt ,i call Time Warner Cable now going to spectrum...they do a speed [email protected] by Ookla seconds,   download not them them, I've called a few times i admit because i desperately wanted Dell to be great like i have always believed.Time Warner tells me its Dell its Dell !But one guy did inform me that is was Mozilla Firefox  download the newer version and it would resolve my issues...nope i even went to internet explorer ahh negative!So i call Dell for like a 4th time I've called so much!And the representative [email protected] does does the right thing and goes inside my PC and helps me)Or so I thought ) ,she sees no issues tells me it has to be my Facebook page,so being the genius that i was i trust her,next day  ,i call guy gets remote access of my PC tells me he needs to get on Facebook 15 minutes later i have been hacked!He wasn't American so yeah and here i sit with  a bank account that has to be changed)Took 2 1/2 hrs! etc .etc. :(I change all my passwords etc....i call Dell back speak with the... Read more

Answer:Dell Worst Pc ever!

Sounds like you did not call Dell, but contacted one of the many "support scammers" out there.  Be more careful in verifying the calls you place (and NEVER respond to technical support "cold calls" from anyone.

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Question: Worst Virus Ever

I got a virus from a .exe file. I use windows 1o and only have Windows Defender. The virus has made the Defender buttons grey, cant turn on and cant use offline version. I have used cmd to try to find and fix problem, but it said it couldn't fix it. I try to get anti virus, but and url that has a download or relates to viruses it detects and doesn't let me to the sight. It also plays ads in the background. I've tried to use Local Group Policy Editor, but since I dont have pro I am unable to see Windows defender as a tab. Please HELP ME!

Answer:Worst Virus Ever

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Question: Worst service yet

I purchased a laptop and when it was delivered 3 days ago the keyboard did not work. After being on the phone 57 minutes (I timed it) and transferred to 7 yes 7 different people I was told ok you can return it. I had used my dell card to purchase it and needed another one right away. I was then told that the return will not be on my card for 30 days after they get their junk back. So I am stuck paying interest on the card for something I sent back AND for the new one I had to purchase. I tried to find a different place to post this but could not and the phone service was so horrible I could not get through to anyone else to complain. I have purchased 8 dells in the past and this will be the last. The only reason I purchased again was because it had 3 day free shipping and I need it for work.

Answer:Worst service yet

You really can't blame Dell there . I understand it can be frustrating but thing do happen ( broken ) at times when you use delivers . At least they're giving you a replacement . And the credit card charge is normal with returns, all companies do that. Nobody is going to give you back your credit before the 30 days period

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Whats the worst computer you ever "fixed"

So guy at my work says, whenever he opens firefox or IE it closes imediatly and windows gives me an error. So I take his computer and this is what I found.

801 Bad registry entries deleted with Regseeker
16 Viruses/Trojans Deleted with AVG
1 Virus Deleted with Avast
22 Pieces of spyware\adaware deleted with Adaware SE personnal
272 pieces of spyware\adaware deleted with spybot
22 log entries deleted with Hijackthis
2 entries deleted with CDshredder

he was running no firewall and no AV on comcast cable.

and it still doesn't work, firefox and IE still won't open, still recieves errors.

and to top it all off i couldn't update windows cause his copy was illegal and disk clean up and disk defragmenter never finshed cause it was so slow...

oh ya i still got paid though.

Answer:Whats the worst ever.

I ran an adware/spyware app on a machine last week and it found 1,263 Critical Files. Darnit I knew I shoulda screet shot it.

It was on a 98 ME machine !
It would freeze on deletion.

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Well I downloaded a bad torrent and got the windows update virus.

It kept popping up asking for me to run it, I kept hitting no and then I accidently hit yes in frustration.

I manually deleted the .exe in my temp folder and then I ran every virus software I could think of. However none of my software will update now, i'm assuming it's from the virus as it gives me some bogus error message and my internet works fine. . I did a spybot and ad-aware search and removed a few files I know weren't there before this incident. However the problem still persists and now all my scans turn up empty.

Any suggestions as to how I can purge my system?

Answer:Worst Virus i've ever had.

MalwareBytes normally does the trick on this sort of thing so download, install and then run that and you'll most likely get rid of it.

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Question: Worst Virus Ever


Originally posted by Cnn
A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee . This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored.

This virus acts in the following manner:
It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title:"A Card for You".
As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes sothat the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York, according to news broadcast by CNN.

This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself.
So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it!! Even if you know the sender !!!
Please pass this mail to all of your friends.
Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, like myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at All

you guy might want to go into your bios and enable your boot secter virus so nothing can rewrite it

Answer:Worst Virus Ever

Thats not real, its a hoax. That was from 2002.

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I look at reviews on newegg at mobos, ram and vid cards and some gives it a 5, the other kid gives it a 1. Some say it boils, some say it stays at good temps. Some say it crashes, some say it is stable. Some say it doesn't support dual mem, some said they run great w/ dual. Some say it SUCKS, some say it ROCKS. Why does it work for some, and not for others???? Do a certain percentage of mobos, cards, mem... are defective or something? what is the deal. I get furstrated because I don't know what parts to get!!!

Answer:How could a mobo be the best for some, and worst for others?

Being compatible,thats all it takes.
So study,i did for 3 years,now i'm haveing a good time and no problems to post.

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Ok, most of you know i have a new pc. Yes thats great. Well its supposed to. Here the whole story:

October 22 2004, at 10 pm, i purchase the following from moonarch computer:
AMD 3500 939 130 nm
abit av8 3rd eye
74 gb raptor
160 gb sata seagate
round cables
eVGA 6800GT
thermaltake 480 watt butterfly

Ok, first then send me an email, saying that my shipping address isnt same as billing, and i must add it to credit card. I do so, and reply to their email, they said ok, good. It then takes then 1 week and a half to ship the pc, BUT BOTH HDs are back ordered. Now please tell me what i am supposed to do without my hard drives?

Ok, well the pc finally gets in houston, and the same day, my hds are shipped. i get all the stuff, and build my pc with no problems.

Now, i wont get into details how i found out, but one of my rams was faulty, so i RMA. ok, we send the ram back. Takes then an other week to ship my new ram. I FINALLY get my ram today. And guess what? The heat spreader is bent in half (xms 3200XLPT) i mean its completely bent, i dont even see how it happened, or how they fit it in the plastic box...

So i am gona REFUND this POS from POS monarch, and get some 3200 xlpro from newegg

That was my worst experience there... I am just pissed off

Answer:Worst Pc Experience Ever!!!

yup, i thought they were good.

My question now. since im getting refund, wat ram to get now? HAS to be under 300

i was thinking the 3200xlPro for 275 (2x512) 2-2-2-5 latenties

Or any other suggestions?

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An FX processor, 9600 card, cheap power supply and half a gig of ram paired with the worst 939 mobo

Answer:Worst barebone kit ever

I think it is away 4 them to get rid of spare fx-53 cpus

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So it all started when i was going to get windows 10 TP and i clicked the setup.exe.It went fine all the way till it said getting ready with the windows 10 logo and 3 dots going round it. That suddenly ended! A message came up saying your pc had a problem we are restarting your computer in...and it restarted.Then it came to a screen saying

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v12.2.5
Copyright Broadcom
Copyright Intel
All rights reserved.

Broadcom Base code PXE-2.1 v1.1.1
Copyright Broadcom
Copyright Intel
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
Operating System not found.
I put in my win 7 installation disk and went to custom and it said it could not find any drivers. I have not got a os and i cant install one either. What am i going to do?

Please reply A.S.A.P


Answer:worst installation ever!

Hi there. Sorry to read of your dilemma.

Is it could not find any drivers or drives? Sounds like it may be the cables to your drives needs to be reseated or HD is going bad.

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Question: Worst Problem Ever

Hi! I am in terribe, terrible pain, and am shaking with

My second hard drive has been COMPLETELY WIPED!!!

I have lost 25gigs worth of data. Is there anyway to restore it? when i click on the drive in explorer, it says,

"the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable".

system restore says that

"changes made to drive(s) D: after this point cannot be reversedbecause the drive was either excluded from System Restore monitoring, or was turned off, or removed."

In computer management, it says the file system is RAW. Does this mean that is has somehow formatted itself?!!!

I recently changed the hard drives to sleep after two hours. could that have been the cause?

I tried to use chkdsk, but it doesn't even start.



Also, one friend heard that if i put it into the freezer, the files could be restored.




I have XP PRO

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