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Shut down Windows 10 telemetry with Windows 10 Spy Disabler

Question: Shut down Windows 10 telemetry with Windows 10 Spy Disabler

Windows 10 brought us Cortana. Edge. A brand new Start Menu. Oh, and a host of new and extended ways for Microsoft to capture data on your activities.

Fortunately 2015 has also seen the growth of a whole new market for programs to turn these technologies off again, and Windows 10 Spy Disabler is the latest example.
The program is a sub-2MB download which unzips 32 and 64-bit executables. Just double-click the appropriate version for you, or run the 32-bit if you?re unsure.

Launch the program and it displays a list of 20+ "privacy tweaks" you can apply. Some are clearly Windows 10-specific ("Always Send DoNotTrack on IE/ Edge", "Prevent Wifi Sense from connecting to open hotspots"), others are a little more ambiguous ("Disable Telemetry & Data Collection"), and a few are standard privacy tweaks for any recent Windows version ("Disable Recent Files, Folders, Docs, Progs").

If you?re looking for fine control then this probably isn?t the program for you. "Disable Cortana, WebSearch, BingSearch" is a single option, for instance: if you only want to disable one of those, you?re out of luck.

Still, Windows 10 Spy Disabler does a good job of keeping you safe, by offering to create a system restore point before applying any tweaks.

There?s also a bonus "System Tweaks" tab which gives easy access to more general Windows settings: "Show Hidden and System Files", "Disable Windows Remote Assistance", "Disable Windows Update P2P Distribution" and more.

It?s all very straightforward and easy to use, and if you just want to disable groups of technologies in a click or two then the program should work very well.

But if you need finer control over individual settings then we?d still opt for something more capable, like O&O ShutUp10.

Windows 10 Spy Disabler is a free application available for -- despite the name -- Windows 7 and later.

Shut down Windows 10 telemetry with Windows 10 Spy Disabler

Little test on my Windows 7, It seems interesting.

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Answer: Shut down Windows 10 telemetry with Windows 10 Spy Disabler

There are so many tools available to stop Windows 10 spying,it would be cool if a list is posted under one thread(and possibly reviews also).

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Windows 10 brought us Cortana. Edge. A brand new Start Menu. Oh, and a host of new and extended ways for Microsoft to capture data on your activities.

Fortunately 2015 has also seen the growth of a whole new market for programs to turn these technologies off again, and Win10 Spy Disabler is the latest example.
The program is a sub-2MB download which unzips 32 and 64-bit executables. Just double-click the appropriate version for you, or run the 32-bit if you?re unsure.

Launch the program and it displays a list of 20+ "privacy tweaks" you can apply. Some are clearly Windows 10-specific ("Always Send DoNotTrack on IE/ Edge", "Prevent Wifi Sense from connecting to open hotspots"), others are a little more ambiguous ("Disable Telemetry & Data Collection"), and a few are standard privacy tweaks for any recent Windows version ("Disable Recent Files, Folders, Docs, Progs").

If you?re looking for fine control then this probably isn?t the program for you. "Disable Cortana, WebSearch, BingSearch" is a single option, for instance: if you only want to disable one of those, you?re out of luck.

Still, Win10 Spy Disabler does a good job of keeping you safe, by offering to create a system restore point before applying any tweaks.

There?s also a bonus "System Tweaks" tab which gives easy access to more general Windows settings: "Show Hidden and System Files", "Disable Windows Remote Assist... Read more

Answer:Shut down Windows 10 telemetry with Win10 Spy Disabler

There are so many tools available to stop Win 10 spying,it would be cool if a list is posted under one thread(and possibly reviews also).
 

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I wrote a quick batch script to disable some of the Windows 10 telemetry.

It's interactive, safe*, and easy to use.


Download Link: Script


I'm working on a more comprehensive application to control the telemetry in windows 10. A true C++ application, but there's a lot more testing to be done before I can share that.



* Safe, but some options are permanent.

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I want to make this part of my unattended install:
https://gist.github.com/matthewjberg...a34e597f457b7f

I am following a guide on how to customise windows 10. I have at least my storage drivers since they are compatible between windows 7 & 10. I have a copy of windows 10 pro and an activation code. I'm using NTlite to customise the .wim files. However the guy who wrote the guide said my question on how to use this script in my install was better asked elsewhere.


FYI this is the guide I speak of:
https://www.win-raid.com/t750f25-Gui...Win-image.html

Answer:Integrate popular windows telemetry disabler into win10 install ISO?

@Kari may be able to recommend an approach. He knows more about dropping interesting third-party stuff into image customization and Sysprep than anybody else I know. Maybe he'll chime in, once he gets his misbehaving laptop running again...?
--Ed--

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I want to make this part of my unattended install:
https://gist.github.com/matthewjberg...a34e597f457b7f

I am following a guide on how to customise windows 10. I have at least my storage drivers since they are compatible between windows 7 & 10. I have a copy of windows 10 pro and an activation code. I'm using NTlite to customise the .wim files. However the guy who wrote the guide said my question on how to use this script in my install was better asked elsewhere.


FYI this is the guide I speak of:
https://www.win-raid.com/t750f25-Gui...Win-image.html

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Heya

I've just installed my service packs and I have an issue. When I click ALT +F4 I have that icon pop up asking how to shut down windows - I cant have it in my line of work. How can I disable it again ?

Thanks, bye.

Answer:ALT + F4 Shut down windows icon - disabler

Hello Dariusz and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might find something helpful here:

Disable alt+F4

How to disable Alt + F4 on windows 7?

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Hi All,
Like Office telemetry, I want to implement Windows Telemetry in my organization where I want to collect all the windows telemetry data into our local database.
Please let us know the steps which need to be performed to implement this.

Many Thanks,
Chandan

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For Win 10 Pro and Home installations on a home LAN with Comcast cable ISP service, and a laptop running Win 10 Pro which travels around in the US and overseas, what tools provide comprehensive coverage to shut down Microsoft telemetry, ideally with minimal resource impact and duplication?

Thanks.

x509

Answer:what are the best tools today to totally shut down Win 10 telemetry?

Hello, you can try Spybot Antibeacon, but note that in changing these settings you must take special care to try to avoid symptoms like:
- Cortana not working
- Search in Settings not working
- Some settings are managed by your organisation appearing in Settings, perhaps in Windows Update or Privacy, General.

Like O&O Shutup, it includes a helpful button to reset to default- helps when some of the symptoms above are manifest.

Note that it seems to reapply settings after some time- I had to uncheck some I didn't want.

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For Win 10 Pro and Home installations on a home LAN with Comcast cable ISP service, and a laptop running Win 10 Pro which travels around in the US and overseas, what tools provide comprehensive coverage to shut down Microsoft telemetry, ideally with minimal resource impact and duplication?

Thanks.

x509

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I have been noticing lately a lot of people keep asking the same question on how to prevent the Windows 10 upgrade so here is a list of updates that need to be hidden in order to prevent the Windows 10 Upgrade or prevent updates that enable Telemetry, some of them are system preparation for the upgrade so you may not find them all in your updates list until a pre-requistie update was installed before.

If doing a clean installation of Windows 7 or 8, you need to scan the list of updates carefully everytime updates appear to ensure none of them re-appears as Micro$h4ft has been showing some of them again even if you hide them.
If you have already installed Windows and did a few updates, then head over to Control Panel > Programs and Features > View Installed Updates then go from the top to the bottom through the list to ensure none of them is installed, if you do find one installed, then uninstall it, reboot, then check for updates and once it appears right click on it and hide it.

These Windows 10 upgrade activation updates are like a virus really, only thing is, it's a legit virus

KB2505438 (Although it claims to fix performance issues, it often breaks fonts)
KB2670838 (The EVIL Update, breaks AERO on Windows 7 and makes some fonts on websites fuzzy, Windows 7 specific update only, do not install IE10 or 11 otherwise it will be bundled with them, IE9 is the max version you should install)
KB2952664 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB2976978 ... Read more

Answer:Windows Updates to hide to prevent Windows 10 Upgrade / Disable Telemetry

Yes, I've kept a list of those updates for Win 10 and Telemetry and don't have them on my PC because I did hide them all multiple times (Win 10) and yet some came back over and over. Therefore I don't trust Microsoft anymore and don't have the automatic updates set anymore for at least 6 months.

Just checked them again against your list and all is fine here.
 

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Hi, I'm using a Yoga 3 1470. Under the support download for windows 10, there is a software call Lenovo LSE Windows Disabler Tool. Anyone knows what Lenovo LSE Windows Disabler Tool is for? Thanks!













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Answer:Lenovo LSE Windows Disabler Tool

Refer to our security advisory here:  https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/lse_bios_notebook

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Hi,
 
I was reading a security article on the Emsisoft web site, and in one of the comments at the end of the article, a person made a statement about Windows 10-type telemetry (i.e., Microsoft "spyware") being incorporated in updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Is there any truth to this or is it just a conspiracy theory? If it is true, is there a way to disable it?
 
Thanx.

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I've seen Cliff's posting in Windows 8 forum, about how to avoid telemetry in Windows. After checking my Windows 8.1, there were three of the patches for telemetry/upgrade preparation installed from the list. A quick check on Windows 7 showed six of the patches installed, all marked as "important".

My guess is that Windows 8.1 has some of the telemetry already incorporated in the OS, that would explain why there are "only" three of the telemetry patches.

Some people, including myself, using the telemetry "feature" among other things in Windows 10 for not updating their previous Windows versions. Little did we know that Microsoft had retrofitted Windows 7, and 8.x with the telemetry "feature". That's just awesome... Not!!!

Answer:Telemetry for Windows 7...

Well know for some time
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

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Hello, I have a question about Windows Updates and Telemetry.

Really, I have a question about the trustworthiness of this website: http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-on-windows-7-and-8/

I have followed the tips there for disabling telemetry and CEIP in Windows 7, except I did not edit my Registry.

My question is, should I trust the list of Windows Updates to uninstall/not install? Some of them, I have seen red-flagged on another website, which people here told me was a reliable website. Other updates, that I don't recall seeing flagged before, are:

KB2976978
KB3044374
KB3050267
KB3058168
KB3064683
KB3065988
KB3072318
KB3083711
KB3083325
KB3112343
 

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I've read that various updates to Windows 7 enable telemetry. I'd like to know what level of telemetry this is. According to this Microsoft page, there are 3 options for telemetry in Windows 10: Basic, Enhanced, and Full.

Does anyone know what level of telemetry is enabled in Windows 7 - is it Basic, Enhanced, or Full? If it's Basic, then maybe I can live with that, and not bother trying to uninstall a bunch of updates.

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I have gone through seemingly endless forums and posts about getting Microsoft out of my data and it seems that nothing is a true solution - by the time the computer starts up again, it is back to factory "steal my data" settings.

I consult on a wide range of projects, and as such, I am in charge of a large amount of confidential information. Security settings and crash reports should be at my choice.

Is there any way whatsoever to set my computer from Win7-Win10 to not send any information out to Microsoft.

I understand that there is a "Limited" amount of data being sent when set to "basic" however, the interpretation of the user agreement by various organizations and firms is variable to what that actually means. Due to the vagueness of the agreement the Microsoft group has chosen to put out there, i am not comfortable with what I have and will continue to need to do on my PC with Windows 10 doing what can only be described as nosily tracking me.

Thanks

Answer:Windows 10 Pro Telemetry - Disable

Hi, two free programs have been designed aimed at changing settings to minimise reporting:
O&O shutup
Spybot Anti-beacon

These only change settings you can change manually.

Note one side-effect of changing some of the privacy settings is you may find a red message
'Some settings are managed by your organisation'
which is confusing and some find disconcerting.
(E.g. when in Settings, Privacy, General)

Sometimes this also means you come across a feature or setting that no longer works.

However these programs also have the means to change things back to default, so are relatively safe.

I would suggest
a. Turn system restore on (it's off by default in Win 10)
b. set a restore point before using them (they may prompt for this anyway, I can't recall)
c. don't change all settings at once; change some, check everything's ok for a while, then continue.

Note much has been written about the significance of non-personal reporting to MS, as you will be aware.

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I have gone through seemingly endless forums and posts about getting Microsoft out of my data and it seems that nothing is a true solution - by the time the computer starts up again, it is back to factory "steal my data" settings.

I consult on a wide range of projects, and as such, I am in charge of a large amount of confidential information. Security settings and crash reports should be at my choice.

Is there any way whatsoever to set my computer from Win7-Win10 to not send any information out to Microsoft.

I understand that there is a "Limited" amount of data being sent when set to "basic" however, the interpretation of the user agreement by various organizations and firms is variable to what that actually means. Due to the vagueness of the agreement the Microsoft group has chosen to put out there, i am not comfortable with what I have and will continue to need to do on my PC with Windows 10 doing what can only be described as nosily tracking me.

Thanks

Answer:Windows 10 Pro Telemetry - Disable

Hi, two free programs have been designed aimed at changing settings to minimise reporting:
O&O shutup
Spybot Anti-beacon

These only change settings you can change manually.

Note one side-effect of changing some of the privacy settings is you may find a red message
'Some settings are managed by your organisation'
which is confusing and some find disconcerting.
(E.g. when in Settings, Privacy, General)

Sometimes this also means you come across a feature or setting that no longer works.

However these programs also have the means to change things back to default, so are relatively safe.

I would suggest
a. Turn system restore on (it's off by default in Win 10)
b. set a restore point before using them (they may prompt for this anyway, I can't recall)
c. don't change all settings at once; change some, check everything's ok for a while, then continue.

Note much has been written about the significance of non-personal reporting to MS, as you will be aware.

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how do I disable telemetry in windows 10
 

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I have gone through seemingly endless forums and posts about getting Microsoft out of my data and it seems that nothing is a true solution - by the time the computer starts up again, it is back to factory "steal my data" settings.

I consult on a wide range of projects, and as such, I am in charge of a large amount of confidential information. Security settings and crash reports should be at my choice.

Is there any way whatsoever to set my computer from Win7-Win10 to not send any information out to Microsoft.

I understand that there is a "Limited" amount of data being sent when set to "basic" however, the interpretation of the user agreement by various organizations and firms is variable to what that actually means. Due to the vagueness of the agreement the Microsoft group has chosen to put out there, i am not comfortable with what I have and will continue to need to do on my PC with Windows 10 doing what can only be described as nosily tracking me.

Thanks

Answer:Windows 10 Pro Telemetry - Disable

Hi, two free programs have been designed aimed at changing settings to minimise reporting:
O&O shutup
Spybot Anti-beacon

These only change settings you can change manually.

Note one side-effect of changing some of the privacy settings is you may find a red message
'Some settings are managed by your organisation'
which is confusing and some find disconcerting.
(E.g. when in Settings, Privacy, General)

Sometimes this also means you come across a feature or setting that no longer works.

However these programs also have the means to change things back to default, so are relatively safe.

I would suggest
a. Turn system restore on (it's off by default in Win 10)
b. set a restore point before using them (they may prompt for this anyway, I can't recall)
c. don't change all settings at once; change some, check everything's ok for a while, then continue.

Note much has been written about the significance of non-personal reporting to MS, as you will be aware.

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What's the most through and safest way to disable Windows 10 telemetry?

Answer:Disable Windows 10 Telemetry?

The safest way is to go through your privacy settings and Cortana & Search settings and set them up as you see fit.  I did this upon installing Windows 10 and that's all I did and most of the things people are complaining about, e.g., ads on the start menu, simply do not happen if you've tweaked the appropriate setting or settings (e.g., the "Let apps use my advertising ID" in general privacy settings for the prior example) to your liking.  It's not difficult nor is it particularly time consuming.  One can run through all the Privacy and Cortana settings in less than 15 minutes, tops.
 
I don't encourage anyone to turn off the system health telemetry, period.  All major OS developers have this sort of telemetry, and it's very helpful for catching "bad updates" on those occasions where they occur before they've been rolled out to the entire world and for improving little bits and pieces of the OS.  If you're really desperate to do that Spybot Anti-Beacon is probably your best choice.  Note well that this kind of telemetry is not new, not by a long shot, and has served its legitimate purpose for a long time now.  The telemetry related to building a personal profile on you for use by the Cortana personal digital assistant functionality is entirely new, and can be entirely turned off via a couple of switches.  If you had been using the Cortana PDA functionality and want to purge all "cloud memory" regarding yourself the links to do... Read more

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Windows Telemetry Center is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Windows Telemetry Center and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism,Windows Telemetry Center has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

Windows Telemetry Center is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for Windows Telemetry Center virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold the F8 key as your computer re... Read more

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In my windows 8.1 laptop I find the following folder
C:\Windows\AppCompat\Appraiser\Telemetry
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*I am concerned about this 'telemetry'. What is this about?

I work entirely on the desktop and don't use the metro app side. Do I need this?

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I did a search of my hard-drive today looking for files which had been modified today (by searching for datemodified:today), I do this sometimes, anyway, one of the things which came up was a file called Microsoft-Windows-Application-Experience%4Program-Telemetry.evtx . I wondered what this was so took a look at it, it opens a thing in event viewer which then shows within it a list of "information" events (that is events classed as "information" rather than "error"s or "critical" bugs). The "source" for ALL these events is "Application-Experience", their dates and times go right back to when the computer was new. They all have "general" descriptions reading :"Compatibility fix applied to C:\[path of an exe file]Fix information:[program name], {[code of numbers and letters with some dashes separating them]}, 0X{some other number]"The "details" "xml view" then shows some more information including precise times, "event IDs", "threadIDs", the "name" of my computer, a "channel", a "security userID", a "processID", a "fixID", a start time, "flags", the file's path and two microsoft URLs.It doesn't do this for every program but there are a lot for ms office programs, a lot for 7z and there seems to be one for every time I run vlc media player akong with a few relating to avast antivirus. What is this log about, is this just data being collected or is it being sent to microsoft? I am pretty sure that the customer experience improvement program is disabled on this machine, so is this... Read more

Answer:How much telemetry is collected by windows 8.1? something odd I noticed

CEIP has been around for years and only collects data about Microsoft products and some third party apps that connect with Microsoft products.  It has no user identifiable information in it.  You can opt out though it appears the data is still collected just in case you ever opt in.  Since June it seems like several of the updates have enabled privacy settings that were initially not allowed by the user so you need to check any settings you set limiting what Microsoft has access to.
 
It is interesting to note that Microsoft in update KB3080149 included the statement "Reduces the network connections on a Windows system that doesn’t participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)."
So by not participating you are being 'punished'.
 
There are other updates that add telelmetry to consent.exe and also add additional diagnostic and telemetry data collection.  They say they are just collecting metadata, which is the same data the NSA claims to be collecting.  The question is does using the same term mean the same thing.  Privacy in Windows today is questionable.

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This topic it may have been discussed somewhere in tenforums, if so please redirect me.

I decided to use Windows Defender (WD) and SmartScreen (SS) as AV. I would like to tweak its settings to avoid telemetry as far as it does not reduce the effectiveness of its protections.
Do I need to send cloud telemetry?
I understand that Disabling SS will lower the protection but I read that SS send a lot of things and it is of a privacy concern for many.
Does SS have access to the browsing history and surfing habit of the user? Does it send details of apps, files, TV series and the like the user watch or download?
With the upcoming W10 fall upgrade WD will be greatly enhanced with a number of new features. I suspect more telemetry too.

I'll much appreciate any thought, suggestion and insight how to find a balance between security and privacy.

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How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10

Windows 10 now comes with the telemetry feature enabled by default which collects all sorts of user activity and sends it to Microsoft. Unfortunately, Microsoft has provided no way to disable it completely using the Settings app for Home and Pro editions of Windows 10. Only Enterprise users can turn it off. Here is a solution for editions other than Enterprise to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10.

Read the full story at Winaero
How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10

Myself I went back to 8.1 which I only use rarely. My main OS is 7 Ultimate.

Answer:How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10

you cant modify this if you are in the insider program, from what I can see..

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I read about this tip to remove one kind of telemetry from Windows 7. It's from AskVG.com:






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Our reader "Xircal" shared some useful information with us. Even if the user opts out of the CEIP program, another task called "Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" continues to relay data to Microsoft via a log file called "AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl" present in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\ETLLogs\AutoLogger\" folder.

You can disable this Compatibility Appraiser task using following steps:

1. Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box, type regedit in RUN and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\WMI\AutoLogger\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener

In right-side pane, change the value of Start DWORD to 0 to turn off the auto logger program.

3. Again go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\WMI\Autologger\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener\{DD17FA14-CDA6-7191-9B61-37A28F7A10DA}

In right-side pane, look for the DWORD Enabled. Its value would be set to 1 by default. Double-click on the DWORD and change its value from a 1 to 0 to disable the task.

Restart your computer to take effect.


Besides not contributing to Microsoft's massive volume of collected data, are there any downsides to following this tip? Does it break anything (except sending telemetry data to Microsoft)?

Answer:Is this a good tip to remove one kind of telemetry from Windows 7?

See related post: Updates without rollups

Doesn't break anything for me.

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Hi, I have a question about the telemetry (spying and personal data theft) Windows updates. I have read that Microsoft created a bunch of these and want to uninstall them.

I found 3 websites that list a bunch of updates. I know how to uninstall using command prompt and "wusa", and don't plan to use any third-party batch scripts, I will do it all manually.

My question is whether these 3 sources are reliable/safe sources of lists of which updates to uninstall, or of there's some update they list that I really should not remove (because it's necessary for security or fixing a bug, or not actually telemetry/spyware nor altering the computer to prepare it to "upgrade" to Windows 10). These are the 3 sources I am asking about:

https://gist.github.com/xvitaly/eafa75ed2cb79b3bd4e9
https://www.hackread.com/microsoft-updates-spy-on-windows7-8-users/
https://freedomhacker.net/latest-windows-7-8-81-update-spy-windows-10-4568/
 

Answer:How to Uninstall Telemetry/Spyware Windows Updates?

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I've posted this question on Reddit and wasn't able to get a definitive answer.
Anyway, I've read in a few places that Telemetry can be completely disabled on Windows 10 Education. I am able to set it to 0 via gpedit but I'm not sure if it's disabled completely or not.
The gpedit entry does state the following: "Setting a value of 0 is applicable to enterprise and server devices only. Setting a value of 0 for other devices is equivalent to choosing a value of 1."
When I've read about the differences between 10 Enterprise and 10 Education, I've never seen anything about Telemetry mentioned. The only differences I can find are the watermark on the desktop and Education not being able to use LTSB.
How can I tell if 10 Education behaves like 10 Enterprise in regards to setting Telemetry to 0 (disables it completely) or like 10 Pro (sends basic info regardless of setting it to 0)?

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http://news.softpedia.com/news/micr...lemetry-update-for-windows-7-pcs-508991.shtml

Believe it or not, one of the updates that made it possible for Microsoft to bring the Get Windows 10 nagware app on so many Windows 7 computers is back, this time without a clear reason.

KB2952664 landed on Windows 7 PCs on October 4, and Microsoft hasn?t yet provided us with information on why exactly it re-released this patch given the fact that it doesn?t seem to bring any notable changes.

According to the official KB page, this update is only supposed to improve the upgrade experience to Windows 10, but given the fact that free upgrades are no longer available, it?s hard to believe that this makes sense for anyone.



Telemetry update
On the other hand, it?s important to note that this is a telemetry update, so it helps Microsoft collect information on compatibility issues that might be experienced during the upgrade to Windows 10.

?This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. These diagnostics help determine whether compatibility issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed. This update will help Microsoft and its partners ensure compatibility for customers who want to install the latest Windows operating system,? the official KB page reads.

And, of course, users have already started asking questions about this new update, with some believing th... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Re-Releases KB2952664 Telemetry Update for Windows 7 PCs

Probably intentional to get more users to upgrade to Windows 10.
 

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O&O ShutUp10 Receives New Features to Block Windows 10 Data Collection
​O&O ShutUp10, an application that can disable all data collection processes in Windows 10 and turn off a little more than the options you see in the Settings screen of the operating system.

And thanks to an update released today, the program is even more effective, as it fixes a number of bugs but also introduces some new options.

New options:
O&O ShutUp10 1.3.1355 now comes with an option to disable the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) and the Wi-Fi sense for all or just the currently logged-in user. Wi-Fi Sense is a Windows 10 feature that allows your device to automatically connect to wireless networks that have previously been used by your friends on Facebook, Outlook.com, or Skype.
Passwords for these networks are securely transmitted between contacts on Windows 10, so this way, you can remain connected all the time when known networks are discovered.
The same version of the app also comes with improvements to the SmartScreen filter, but also several other bug fixes, so in case you?ve experienced issues with a previous release, this is the right moment to update.
Remember that Microsoft does not recommend anyone to turn to such apps because they could affect the performance and reliability of the operating system. Some features might be disabled, including Windows Update, which is a critical service to make sure that your computer is fully protected against th... Read more

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Windows KB2952664 and KB2976978 telemetry updates re-released (again)

Microsoft re-released the Windows 7 telemetry update KB2952664 and the Windows 8.1 telemetry update KB2976978 yesterday... these updates as they were the prerequisites for Microsoft's infamous Get Windows 10 (GWX) campaign that haunted users who did not want to upgrade to Windows 10 for almost a year.
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http://www.ghacks.net/2017/02/10/kb2652664-and-kb2976978-telemetry-updates-re-released-again/
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http://www.infoworld.com/article/3168397/microsoft-windows/microsoft-re-releases-snooping-patches-kb-2952664-kb-2976978.html

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As of December 9, 2016, are there any current Windows Update patches for Windows 7 that perhaps should not be installed due to privacy or telemetry issues?

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Microsoft Re-Releases KB2652664, KB2976978 Telemetry Updates for Windows 7/8.1

Microsoft has silently re-released two Windows telemetry updates that were linked to the infamous Get Windows 10 (GWX) app that the company pushed to Windows 7 and 8.1 users in mid-2015 to prepare the migration to Windows 10.

The company, however, does not disclose what exactly is new in KB2952664 for Windows 7 and KB 2976978 for Windows 8.1, providing just a generic description that doesn?t say much about their purpose.

?This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. The diagnostics evaluate the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem, and help Microsoft to ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows. There is no GWX or upgrade functionality contained in this update,? the company says on the KB page.
The two updates are currently listed as optional and it?s not known if the company wants to promote them to the important branch next week when it releases this month?s Patch Tuesday updates.

Telemetry updates
What?s also important to know is that these updates are supposed to be shipped to users in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program and are listed as compatibility updates for keeping Windows up-to-date.

In the past, the two updates were linked with telemetry data collection in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and they launched a Windows task identified as Do... Read more

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We knew this already, but a nice read nevertheless!!

Like many of you, I am concerned about the telemetry, spying and other surveillance features, known or unknown, of Windows 10. It has concerned me enough to push me to Linux Mint as my main operating system. Even so, I wanted to better understand Windows 10, but internet search results for a decent windows 10 traffic analysis leave a lot to be desired. As such, I decided to do my own investigating on what, exactly, Windows 10 is doing traffic-wise, and post the results. For this analysis, I wanted to simply analyse the network traffic of Windows 10 on a clean install, and just let it sit and run without using it.

What I have done for this analysis:
I have installed DD-WRT on a router connected to the internet and configured remote logging to the Linux Mint laptop in #2.
I have installed Linux Mint on a laptop, and setup rsyslog to accept remote logging from the DD-WRT router.
I have installed Virtualbox on the Linux Mint laptop, and installed Windows 10 EnterprisePNG on Virtualbox. I have chosen the customized installation option where I disabled three pages of tracking options.
I have configured the DD-WRT router to drop and log all connection attempts via iptables through the DD-WRT router by Windows 10 Enterprise.
Aside from installing Windows 10 Enterprise, and verifying the internet connection through ipconfig and ping yahoo.com, I have not used the Windows 10 installation at all (the basis for the first part of th... Read more

Answer:Even With Telemetry Disabled, Windows 10 Talks To Dozens of Microsoft Servers

Of course it does,following their new motto "Microsoft as a service"
 

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So much for Microsoft's "we won't sell your data to third parties".

http://betanews.com/2016/11/24/microsoft-shares-windows-10-telemetry-data-with-third-parties/
 

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Microsoft Re-Releases Windows Telemetry Updates KB2952664 and KB2976978

Even though this month?s Patch Tuesday was delayed, Microsoft rolled out non-security Office updates this week, targeting both Office 2013 and Office 2016 with a total of 17 patches.

But what?s more interesting is that this week, the company also re-released two patches there were previously linked to telemetry data collection in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

First and foremost, the Office patches. Microsoft shipped 5 different updates for Office 2013, with dedicated patches for OneDrive, Project, and Visio. Then, there?s Office 2016, which is getting not only general patches, but also updates that are specifically aimed at Access, OneDrive for Business, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, and Visio, bringing the total count to 12 updates.

Telemetry patches
In addition to these Office updates, Microsoft is also re-releasing KB2952664 and KB2976978 for Windows 7 and 8.1, respectively for a reason that?s not yet known.

As Woody Leonhard of InfoWorld notes, these updates first showed up at a time when everyone was struggling to deal with the infamous Get Windows 10 (GWX) app, though Microsoft specifically mentions that they are not related to this application in any way.

Their official KB pages indeed indicate that both updates were re-released on March 7, while their descriptions point out that only users who are part of the Windows Consumer Experience Improvement Program should get them.

?This u... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Re-Releases Windows Telemetry Updates KB2952664 and KB2976978

Exterminator said:


But what?s more interesting is that this week, the company also re-released two patches there were previously linked to telemetry data collection in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1Click to expand...

no big deal now , the CIA will own you (eventually)
 

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I have been noticing lately a lot of people keep asking the same question on how to prevent the Windows 10 upgrade so here is a list of updates that need to be hidden in order to prevent the Windows 10 Upgrade or prevent updates that enable Telemetry, some of them are system preparation for the upgrade so you may not find them all in your updates list until a pre-requistie update was installed before.

If doing a clean installation of Windows 7 or 8, you need to scan the list of updates carefully everytime updates appear to ensure none of them re-appears as Micro$h4ft has been showing some of them again even if you hide them.

If you have already installed Windows and did a few updates, then head over to Control Panel > Programs and Features > View Installed Updates then go from the top to the bottom through the list to ensure none of them is installed, if you do find one installed, then uninstall it, reboot, then check for updates and once it appears right click on it and hide it.

These Windows 10 upgrade activation updates are like a virus really, only thing is, it's a legit virus

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First of all, for Windows 7 users, let's install the Disable IE 10 and IE 11 toolkit in order for them to not showup in Windows Updates because if one installs them, he would get KB2670838 installed automatically as they come bundled with them which will break the AERO functionality on many systems and/or display blur... Read more

Answer:Windows7/8 - Updates To Hide To Prevent Windows 10 Upgrade / Disable Telemetry

People can simplify it by using he GWX Control Panel
 

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My last Spybot check found two entrees: Windows Security Center Anti Virus Disabler & Windows Security Center Firewall Disabler. I removed them. I run Spybot weekly. In between scans I noticed my Firewall & Virus protection were disabled at start-up. At first I was able to click on & enable them but then twice within 5 days I got the blue screen stop error (0X0000008E) right at the time these two items were loading. I hope by removing these items with Spybot Search & Destroy I have solved the bigger problem of the stop error. Has anyone else had this situation?
 

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Universal Watermark Disabler will help you remove the build number desktop watermark from Windows 10 Preview.
Go get it here.

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Win Updates Disabler: Disable\Enable Windows Updates, Windows Defender, Security Center, Windows Firewall

Win Updates Disabler is a very simple Windows OS software that helps you to completely disable or enable Automatic Updates on your Windows system. Moreover, it can help to disable or enable Windows Defender, Windows Security Center and Windows Firewall. Remember that it is important keep your system up to date for security reasons, however, if for privacy reasons or for any other reason you want to disable Windows Updates and the other Windows security services, this little tool is all that you need. This program works fine on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 (32\64-bit).





Program Key Features

Completely Disable or Enable Automatic Updates on Windows
Disable or Enable Windows Defender, Security Center, Windows Firewall
Ask to Reboot the PC After the Changes have Been Applied
Run it Directly from the USB with the Portable Version
Works on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32\64-bit)

Download http://www.site2unblock.com/download/win-updates-disabler-setup.exe

Portable Version http://www.site2unblock.com/download/win-updates-disabler-portable.zip


 

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need help, can't shut down unless I manually hold down the power button, won't automatically restart on commant either.

Answer:x41 tablet window won't shut down windows xp sp2 (on command) have to manually shut down.

I would suspect a chipset driver at first. I'm not quite sure what chipset is on X41 tablet, you may take a look an choose from the list on the bottom of this page. Hope this help!

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My Dell XPS 8700, I bought from Dell has been a pretty good machine. But then I started seeing the modem failing to initialize. It would do this for so long, I'd have to get up an walk away for awhile. Other times only a system restore would fix it, but even that wasn't guaranteed. I noticed when I gave up and finally just want to reboot that it would hang on "Windows is shutting down," but never would. My last resort then is to do a hard shut down. Only problem then is that it would hang on "Please wait while your computer is updating." Only it would never boot back up. If it leave it like this overnight then sometimes I wake up to the desktop but the modem is still not engaged. The modem is a cable modem and it was JUST changed out to a newer one about three weeks ago. But this intermittent problem has been going on for well over a year. Now the most recent development is that the lower right corner of the desktop says that my Windows is not genuine. The ONLY thing that is not OEM from Dell on this computer is my sound card. I installed a Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi on it the day I got the computer.

I run CCleaner both for windows cache and registry cleaner on average once a week, and it is constantly active. I'm on my computer mostly for college but I also play a lot of games on Pogo. I'm not what you would consider a "gamer" utilizing other online platforms.

I'm running an i7 processor with 8GB ram. My Windows Experience Index rating is... Read more

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My windows 7 Asus Eee Pc 1005HA netbuk was stuck on windows startup repair, after the repair when i click Finish it shut down automatically.

Answer:Windows 7 stuck on Windows start up repair Loop then shut down

See if these steps will help you Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hi,
I recently bought 2 Toshiba Satellite Pro L300D-138 laptops; one for me and one for my parents. I have been setting both of them up. They both came with Vista, and as Toshiba instructs, I made recovery discs, and then I downgraded to XP.
It appeared to go smoothly enough, but then when I shut down either computer, they would automatically restart. The only way to shut either down completely is to hold my finger down on the power button. What I have taken to doing is allowing it to shut down, then as I hear the fans re-activate, I then hold down the button and it shuts down properly.
At first I thought this was a Toshiba problem, so I checked their website, and I rang them a couple of times. They talked me through a couple of different options, and in 'Toshiba Modem' in the Device Manager, I unchecked a box that said 'restart on standby' or something...
This didn't solve the problem. I rang again, we did other things (sorry for lack of information, but as I now believe it is a Windows problem, I don't really think anything they said or did for me was of much help.)
Anyway, both computers still restarted when I shut them down, so I googled it, and on a Microsoft forum came up with: Right click on My Computer, go into Properties; click on Start up and failure, uncheck box that says 'automatic restart'. I don't claim to know much about computers, but I imagine the point of that little system is that when something is going wrong, the comp... Read more

Answer:Computer restarts on shut down OR blue screen- 'stop windows has shut down to protect' screen

Hi .Ati2mtag.sys is a video driver, installed for any system possessing an ATI video card/chip.http://www.file.net/process/ati2mtag.sys.htmlHaving possessed various ATI cards previously...I can attest that yours is a fairly common situation. I suspect that the driver has been somehow damaged and needs to be replaced by an undamaged version.What I would do is, once the system boots, remove the installed video drivers (using Device Manager)...then reboot and reinstall the drivers.How to update a Windows hardware driver - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-update-a-windows-hardware-driver/ The STOP0X0000007A noted in the error message...indicates that this is a hardware error. Component drivers are considered hardware, so I would try the uninstall/reinstall for the video drivers.As for shutdown problems...every version of Windows has those. Some have solutions, others are more obtuse. You might take a look at Troubleshoot XP Shutdown Problems (MS) - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308029 AND Troubleshooting Windows XP Shutdown Issues - http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm If you read through the links provided, you will see that the suggestions made by Toshiba personnel...followed a known, logical sequence.Louis

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For starters, let?s know something on Windows Error Reporting. Windows Error Reporting, in a nutshell of WER, is often a computer crash reporting technology on Windows. Whenever your PC or some programs crash, Windows Error Reporting will automatically collect and call to mind sending post-error debug information by the Internet on the develop from the application which crashes or stops responding or working. General speaking, Windows Error Reporting is very good on your computer.
While, most individuals don't this way function on considering privacy protections, or discover connected to the Internet all the time, or maybe fell annoying on it. Do not concern yourself! It's very very easy to disable the Windows Error Reporting on Windows Vista.
The best way to tips are as below:
1.Move your mouse to begin button, and open Cpanel.
2.Click System and Maintenance.
3.Click Stories About Failures and Solutions.
4.From the pop-up Problem Reports and Solutions box, consider Change settings.
5.Here you'll be able to choose %u201CCheck for solution automatically%u201D (the default option) or Ask me to check if an issue occurs. If you choose Ask me to check if a difficulty occurs, you will preserve Windows Error Reporting enabled but disable Windows Vista to notify Microsoft automatically about such issue.
6.Click Advanced Settings. In the Advanced settings for problem reporting window, under the For my program, problem reporting is: heading, select Off.
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Answer:How to Shut Down Windows Error Reporting (WER) in Windows Vista?

What is this doing here ???? Looks like spam although the links do not work !

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windows xp is not shutting down quickly in my laptop.... last night,i pressed 'shut down' and went to bed... 6 hours went by, but it didn't shut down and it was showing the 'Windows is shutting down' screen.... i had to manually shut down the laptop by holding down the power button, then... this is going on and on if and only if i use my laptop for quite some time, say an hour... if i use it for 5-10 mins, it shuts down normally then.... so what is the problem ??? Plz give solutions anyone...

Answer:Windows XP does not shut down, hangs at the 'Windows is shutting down' screen

have you ever made any changes recently? ( installed drivers/software )

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In the past week or so, when I play Rust or Sniper Elite V2(Haven't tried another game), I'll be playing just fine for a few minutes, but then my computer stops, restarts, and I get a black screen that says

"Windows did not shut down successfully. If this was due to your system not responding, or if the system was shut down to protect data, you might be able to recover by choosing one of the safe mode configurations from the menu below:
- Safe mode
- Safe mode with Networking
- Safe mode with Command prop
- Start windows normally"

I looked the problem up, I tried the F8 fix, it didn't do anything, I was told maybe the cables were loose, I checked them and all the cables are fine.
 

Answer:Windows Error Recovery, Windows did not shut down properly

I can't quite understand your problem. What message/error do you see when trying to boot into your OS using either Safe Mode or Normal Boot?
 

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So my friend got some kind of virus or something that has Disabled everything on his computer I mean everything,,,, We cant access anything, Firewall,WindowsDefender
we cant change anything or run the System restore because everything is Disabled.

He is running Windows 7 and we would love to get some help with this,,
And the safe mod is the same everything disabled there.

Answer:Some Pc Disabler...

Download and scan with malwarebytes free. If it doesnt help, wipe the hard drive and reinstall widows.

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Question: Add-on disabler?

I get that pop-up ever so often. Looks legit, but thought I'd ask before messing with it.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Add-on disabler?

You're using Internet Explorer 9, right? (You didn't say). This is the "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons Message" that annoys many people. Depending on which version of Windows you have. You cannot remove it from Internet Explorer's menus or options, but you can do these things:You can increase the average page load time delay limitWhen the popup notification message appears again, click on "Choose add-ons" button. It'll open a new window. Now look at the bottom of the window. You'll see "Tell me when the delay caused by add-ons exceeds:" option. It would be set to 0.20 seconds by default. Click on the drop-down box and set it to 10.00 seconds. Click on "Done" button and it should disable the popup notification message, or at least make it not appear very often.You can disable it by using Group Policy Editor available in some versions of Windowshttp://www.onlinecomputertips.com/windows/ie9_addon_message.htmlor by editing the Registry (This is ONLY for people that know what they are doing!)Under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies - add a new sub-key Ext - create a DWORD value named DisableAddonLoadTimePerformanceNotifica tions - value 1 - no popups, value 0 - popups enabled.

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Question: Antivirus Disabler

I am running Norton Antivirus with automatic updates enabled, but today I got a popup from the program telling me the virus definitions were out of date. I tried updating them manually but the same popup came up so I figured there was a problem. I ran spybot and found this result:

Windows Security Center.AntiVirusDisableNotify: Settings (Registry change, nothing done)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SecurityCenter\AntiVirusDisableNotify=dword:0

I tried fixing the problem through spybot but it just shows up again upon reboot. Here is my HJT log. Not sure if this is something I should be worried about or not, as I don't seem to have any other issues. Any help is appreciated.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:55:09 PM, on 25/08/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Tvs\TvsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\SmoothView.exe
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Answer:Antivirus Disabler

have you tried panda active scan and superadblocker or perhaps look2me
 

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windows xp home edition. problem.network adapter disabled somehow. ipconfig errors and winsock fixing doesnt work, some antivirus cant be installed some anti virus when installed wont run executibles. HijackThis. wouldnt install, installed by renaming instalation exe, runs doesnt produce any suspicious results.malwarebytes was installed fine couldnt run executible renamed executible ran no viruses found. sd search and destroy installs. teatimer runs. however the executible wont run. rename exicutible, runs but wont scan system becasue it wants to update first and network adapters are fubar. cobofix wont run. if its renamed it runs but errors out in first few steps saying it cant find a file. I assume because it was renamed. if i click on combofix many times in a row. i can get it to appear in the task manger for a split second then it gets removed.seems like the process csrss.exe is somehow being involved becasue it beceoms the most active process whenever i try to start combofix in this manner. also tried reinstallin windows installation cd repair installation function had to reactiveate by calling windows activation peeps, blah. no effect please helpi have a combofix log but havent attached it per instructions-------------------------------------------------------------------------DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Arthur at 13:06:54.64 on Wed 04/22/2009Internet Explorer: 6.0.2800.1106============== Running Processes ============================= Pseudo HJT Report ====... Read more

Answer:antivirus disabler

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.comDDS.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 resul... Read more

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Question: Metro disabler

Some of you probably know there is already one available from our Chinese friends - it's not perfect , but it's a start.

There is hope
I just ran it.

No problem with Avast

No problem with MSE .

It works !!!!

I clicked the desktop tile.

Once at the desktop, dble click Fxxkmetro.

Metro gone - thank heavens.I might be able to use this o/s now.

Please click the link to the creators post - it will show him it is appreciated and keep him working on it ( it is Chinese )

creators post

http://www.eightforums.com/attachmen...-fxxkmetro.zip

Answer:Metro disabler

Microsoft already built one into Win8 IMHO - it's called the 'Desktop' button and is the only Start button I ever press. :P But it is good news that hope is alive for Metro to be sent the way of the dodo, in case MS don't leave us an installation or registry option.

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A few days ago, I was reading through the posts to see if someone else was having the same kind of problem I was experiencing on my wife's computer. One of the experts utilized a utility which disabled the autorun on thumb drives, external Hard Drives, etc. and installed a mini-program which prevented any future auto-runs. I use a lot of external storage between computers. I would like to protect my machines from bad things transferred this way. Does any one know of this utility? Is it appropriate for my planned usage. Thanks in advance for any help.Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:USB Autorun Disabler?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715

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I just bought a used computer with Windows NT operating system and I would like to replace it with Windows 98. I do not have the disc for Windows NT, but I do have my 98 disc. I do not know how to uninstall the NT and would like some help in simple language. There is no information on the computer that I need to save since I will be loading everything I use from scratch.
 

Answer:How can I shut down (and remove) Windows NT to replace it with Windows 98?

Brenda,

To replace Win NT with 98 is not too easy to do or understand but I will try my best to explain it.

What you need is a Windows 98 Boot disk and the CD.
To create a Windows 98 Boot disk you have to get onto a machine that already has Windows 98 and go to Start / Settings / Control Panel / Add & Remove Programs. There is a tab there called Windows Setup. You need to put a blank disk in and click on Create boot disk. You may need the CD to load some files that it might ask for.

Once you have a Windows 98 boot disk and the CD. Save anything you need from Windows NT, then put the Windows 98 boot disk in and reboot the machine. It will start loading and it will come up with a question asking do you want CD rom support, Say Yes or 1. It will then continue to load and will come up with an error saying it cannot detect a valid FAT 16 or FAT 32 and it will list suggestion about why. IGNORE this. Once it get the A:\ prompt, type in FDISK and press ENTER. This will display you partition (what you Win NT is in).

To delete the partitions, First got to No. 4 - Display partition and see if you have 1 or 2 of them. Press ESC once. Go to No 3 - Delete partion. Then select No 4 - Delete Non-dos partition. Type in the number of the partition (it should be 1). If you have 2 partitions you will have to do this twice.
ESC Once to go back to the First Menu.
Select No 1 - Create Partition
Select No 1 - Create Primary Dos Partition
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Hi all.
Today I want to share with you this very simple extension, which can disable or activate the cache in a click!
This extension is avalaible for Mozilla Firefox and Firefox-based browsers.

LINK: Cache Disabler

And this is a simple graph, which shows how the loop of memory works with the cache.
 

Answer:Cache Disabler extension!

Jo Man said:





Hi all.
Today I want to share with you this very simple extension, which can disable or activate the cache in a click!
This extension is avalaible for Mozilla Firefox and Firefox-based browsers.

LINK: Cache Disabler

And this is a simple graph, which shows how the loop of memory works with the cache.

Click to expand...

Looks interesting. I shall try it thanks.
 

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Win32\Disabler.I Trojanam I still infectedHi, I have given my USB key to someone to save a few files for me. When i got it back some of my folders have changed to some weird files with extension exe. I decided to run virus scan on them and it detected the following:Time Module Object Name Threat Action User Information14.04.2008 23:42:38 AMON file G:\ssh.Vexe Win32/Disabler.I trojan error while cleaning - operation unavailable for this type of object NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Event occurred when attempting to access the file.14.04.2008 23:42:38 AMON file G:\the card.Vexe Win32/Disabler.I trojan error while cleaning - operation unavailable for this type of object NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Event occurred when attempting to access the file.14.04.2008 23:42:25 AMON file G:\ssh.Vexe Win32/Disabler.I trojan error while cleaning - operation unavailable for this type of object NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Event occurred when attempting to access the file.14.04.2008 23:42:25 AMON file G:\the card.Vexe Win32/Disabler.I trojan error while cleaning - operation unavailable for this type of object NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Event occurred when attempting to access the file.14.04.2008 23:42:14 AMON file G:\ssh.Vexe Win32/Disabler.I trojan error while cleaning - operation unavailable for this type of object NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Event occurred when attempting to access the file.14.04.2008 23:42:14 AMON file G:\the card.Vexe Win32/Disabler.I trojan error while cl... Read more

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. OO ShutUp10 - Do not use Windows 10 without it! | NotebookReview



hope that's ok putting the link in quotes....O&O produce a free, portable app that allows the data mining properties of Windows 10 to be disabled ....

wondered ed if anyone had any experience of this..

thanks

Answer:O & O shutup10 data mining disabler

Works flawlessly. It's a nice tool to handle all privacy settings in one place instead of using the built in switches that are spread all over various submenus in settings. But to be fair we should also mention here that the tool does nothing that could not also be achieved using the built in tools like gpedit, settings and registry tweaks.

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Hey there - some web sites have right click disabled for whatever reason. It boggles my mind. Anyways - I remember years back seeing some sort of work around that disabled this.

Anybody know how to do this in Firefox? I think when I saw it it was before Firefox had even come out.

Similarly - any way to bypass when pages have "view source" disabled?
 

Answer:How to disable right click disabler in Firefox?

There's always View - Page Source in Firefox and View - Source in IE... never found a webpage that could stop either of those methods.

You can always load up a word processor and do File - Open and copy/paste the URL directly; Word and most other word processors will load the webpage directly as though it was just another HTML document as required.
 

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One of my laptops has developed a problem. It started with a notification that Sysprotect detected a blackworm virus on my laptop. I deleted it but I keep getting a pop-up to sell me a spyware removal application. When I deleted that, my browser crashes. When I try to use the internet again I get the standard warning that an error has occurred, would I like to send a copy to Microsoft, etc... This of course closes my browser again. I have to use my desktop to connect to this forum because my laptop won't stay up long enough. I haven't detected any other trouble with it if it is not connected to the internet. I downloaded HJT, here are my results.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:03:34 PM, on 4/14/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
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Answer:Solved: Sysprotect trouble and browser disabler

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Hi. I was carefully following the Major Geeks malware removal guide for Vista O/S, and while running MG Tools, Kaspersky popped-up with a severe warning that the file "c:\MGtools\temp\xlmpolexp.txt" had a trojan "Trojan.WinREG.Disabler.h". The initial Kaspersky warning asked if I wanted to delete this, and I chose yes.

Then it came back with another critical warning stating, that "..file contains Trojan program and cannot be deleted: object is not found". It lists the same location as given above in a MGtools temp file. The only option it offers now is to "Skip: Attempt of access to the file will be blocked. File will not be changed or deleted." I have checked the C:\MGtools\temp folder and it's empty. All hidden files are exposed, per your earlier instructions in the guide.

I haven't chosen that option yet as I want to be sure that 1)the Kaspersky warning is not a false positive (I can't find anything useful on this when I search on the internet), and 2) if this is the real thing, I'd like to leave it open to being removed from my system.

I know MGtools would not habor any trojans. I know you guys are careful and I've never had a problem with anything from your site in the past. (BTW, thanks for the volumes of info and software you share. It's helped me tremendously in the past, and I trust your site!)

Please help me! Between the earlier problem (which I believe is fixed but I�... Read more

Answer:Trojan.WinREG.Disabler.h while running MGTools

Re: Trojan.WinREG.Disabler.h DOWNLOADED in MGTools????? Please help!!!

I meant to stress yesterday that Kaspersky notified me of this Trojan while I was installing MGTools. Any history of trojans being download through MGTools? I can't believe this is a real issue, but I need some expert comment on what to do next. Is this a false positive???

Please reply as soon as you can. Just to be sure, I'm going through the entire Major Geeks malware removal process from the beginning!
 

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I always hibernate instead of shutting of windows. Is that OK because windows take a long time to rejuvenate otherwise. Am I shortening the life of my HDD by doing that?

Answer:HIbernate windows or shut off windows ?

Unlikely. Hibernate saves all the settings, open programs etc at the point of hibernating and then resumes at that point when you power up again.

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Search engine links are randomly redirected to unrelated sites and my server service is repeatedly turned off, preventing me from sharing files across my network. McAfee also can not update and instructs me to check my internet connection, but is otherwise functional (Firewal, Real Time Scanning, etc).
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by bubba at 20:27:44.53 on Tue 02/08/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3199.2333 [GMT -7:00]

AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Outdated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\KEMailKb\KEMailKb.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Warner Bros. Digital Copy Manager\Warner Bros. Digital Copy Manager.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mcafee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mfevtps.exe
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Answer:Search Engine redirect and server 'service' disabler

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!These instructions have been specifically tailored to your computer and the issues you are experiencing with your computer. It's important to note that these instructions are not suitable for any other computer, even if the issues are fairly similar.Do not do things I do not ask for, such as running a spyware scan on your computer. The one thin... Read more

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hello, i recently did a new build and it went fine for the first few days.
then i started getting the evil error 43, incompatible display adapter has been disabled. i tried multiple fixes such as updating drivers for onboard and the other video card. disabling my onboard in windows bios, and disabling my onboard in device manager. however, i still get either the rundll error or the display adapter error, then my monitors go blank.
onboard=intel g31 chipset
video card=nvdia geforce 8600gt
 

Answer:incompatable display adapter has been disabler error for vista

Are we talking one or more monitors? What type of monitor or monitors are you using with the chipset and or video card? Jazz
 

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Honestly, I waste more productive time every day struggling to UNDO all of the endless "Auto Formatting" mandates that Microsoft insists on forcing down our throats [whether we want them or not], that I'm starting to loose it. Is there any clearly defined way to PERMANENTLY turn them OFF .... ?

Even when I go into the WORD OPTIONS --> PROOFING and turn each and every one of those Auto Formatting annoyances off... they just wont' PERMANENTLY go away ! Even on the document that I have open ?? Whether it's changing the spacing between paragraphs / or font style / or margin setting.. you name it... they just won't go away. And then I'm forced to spend endless time trying to get the document the way "I" want it to look... and as soon as I do that... some other part of the document gets it's formatting screwed up.

What am I doing wrong ? Is it something with a template or other file or what ? This AutoFormatting is driving me crazy !
 

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Google knows nothing of this problem. every time I try to shut down my inspiron 1525, it cannot shut down! it says ""Waiting For Shut Down." "This Program is preventing Windows from shutting down"" force shutdown doesn't do anything. I have to hold the power button to hard shut down

Answer:Windows unable to shut down ("Waiting For Shut Down" "This Program is

Does it tell you what program it is? what does it say the program is?

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i installed a tv tuner card and in order to get it to work, i had to upgrade from win 98 to 98se. i only had a full install 98se disc (not an upgrade) so had to rename win.com to win.old in order to install "over the top". now my pc restarts every time i try to shut it down. how can i get it to shut off properly? thanx in advance.

Answer:windows won't shut down (98 se)

click here

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Help anyone, I am keep getting a message on my screen that reads "Windows must shut down this was initiatd by NTAUTHORITY\SYSTEM Remote procedure call (RPC) service terminated unexpectally can anyone help

Answer:Windows must shut down

click hereThis link may help, it was not the exact wording you gave, but was suggested by google.

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Hi

I've got a problem with my system. About a week ago I installed 1GB Intel Turbo Memory in my Compal FL90 laptop, and i thing that's the reason of my problem. When the PC works few hours, and then when i try to shut it down, the system freezez on the shut down window, and There is only the shut down screen and the blue spinning thing. The PC shuts down, but after 15-20minutes, and thats far from the normal speed from 50sec The shut down issue happens only after few huors of work, because when i try to restart after boot everyting works properly. I've installed the latest drivers from intel for Windows 7.

Has anyone an idea what could i do?

Answer:Windows 7 won't shut down

I would do a repair install to fix ny files that may have went corrupt
Repair Install

Backup your data first (to be safe)

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Recently, whenever i ask my pc to shut down, it starts to shut down and then the screen is filled with a message:'Windows 98 Shutting Down'.However, it just stays like this for ages, until i press re-boot.(It started happening after i had downloaded some microsoft up-dates!).

Answer:Windows Won't Shut Down

Can't remember too much about Win98 but suspect something to do with power options / ACPI not switching off properly.Have a play with power settings or read this click herepaul

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As the title says Windows XP will not shut down. The only way I can do it is to go to switch users and then shut down from the link in the bottom left. The normal way responds by doing nothing at all. As if I never told it to shut down. It won't hibernate or restart either. I have even tried through the Task Manager with no luck. Hopefully someone will have some answers. Thank you ahead of time.
 

Answer:Windows XP will not shut down...

Usually, that means you have a process hanging that won't cooperate and shut down. Go into your Task Manager, and kill one process at a time (non system, essential processes) and then try to shut down after each one. I've often written down the name of each as I've closed it, so I know what the offender is.
 

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Running Windows XP on an HP less than 2 years old. Numerous times I get an error message when it is trying to come out of standby "Windows has recovered from a serious error" & Windows wont' shut down. It just keeps saying "Windows is shutting down". Let it run all night last night like that and got up this morning and it was still saying the same thing.
Virus scan & Adaware show nothing unusual.
Thanks for any help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:04:13 PM, on 3/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE2.0\OpwareSE2.exe
C:\Program Files\Online Backup\OnlineBackup.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTBDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
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Answer:Windows won't shut down

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Hi all I have a prob; my windows 8 comp well not shut off unless I do a restart and then shut it down, any ideas ?

Answer:windows 8 shut down

Did you use the power button or the charms bar? Also 8 or 8.1?

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After clicking "Shut Down" I receive an error message "There is not a disk in Drive E" and given option to retry on cancel. Retry is to no avail. I have to manually press the power button to shut down.

Anyone experience this or similar issue ? Thanks for any reply.

(I installed the RP about 6 weeks ago and the shut down issue just started yesterday. Previous issues have been occasional freezing and infrequent scroll issues (could not move page up/down).

T

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Hi, can anyone help? When I try to shut down or log off, windows does nothing - it doesnt freeze but it ignores the command. Why is this??

(I'm using Windows XP home edition)
 

Answer:Windows XP won't shut down/log off

Do you mean nothing at all happens or that it simply remains on the "saving your files screen" and never shuts down?
 

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Question: Windows Shut Down

hi here is the entire scenario for the past few months occasionally my computer has had this problem where ill be on the internet and a bunch of windows will just pop up repeatedly i figured it was a virus (since my file numbers were always increasing) but i could never find anything so i would just restart my computerbut the last time this happened, i turned on my computer it would show dell media direct as loading and then a blue screen would open i would say "a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to this computer" it would show the stop error 0x00000073 CONFIG_LIST_FAILED 0x73 and tell me to start in safe mode to remove the problem ( a note at the bottom it would say physical memory dump complete or something like that).i looked at all sites for help and all of them said start in safe mode...heres my problem, when i try to start in safe mode the blue error screen shows up but with the stop code 0x00000007b now startup method would get me to my home screen.ive checked all the bios settings and theyre fine and i cant figure this out... any help?

Answer:Windows Shut Down

You need to post WHOLE, and EXACT error message.

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Hey Everyone,

I have a desktop that I ran the update on from windows 7 up to windows 10.
When I go to shutdown on this system it appears to begin the shutdown process. However, after a few moments with black screens and appearing to have shut down, the PC near turns off and shows the BIOS splash screen and begins to start windows up again.

I have tried various troubleshooting options on the internet though only resulting in
- a screen every time I "shut down" that tells me that there has been an error and that the computer must restart, even though I was shutting it down in the first place... It also tells me that there is an error named "apple.sys" possibly causing the problem. The computer then restarts fine every time after that point though the only possible way of me shutting the computer down is manually holding the shut down button on my pc case. Then once I power up after that my computer fails to give power to my keyboard and mouse, to which I must then reset the BIOS every single time and then restart. This is the only way I can turn my pc back on after every time I manually power down - resetting the BIOS to bring power to my accessories. I dont really want to keep doing this every single night and plus I figure it must be bad for my pc.

Any troubleshooting or solutions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks (edit: have also tried turning Fast Startup off, with no such luck.)

Answer:Windows 10 will not shut down

Check your BIOS settings to see if it's set to restart when there is a power failure.
Also check in Device Manager for power management settings for devices and disable the wake functions.
Worst case, may need to clear CMOS settings or update BIOS. Note configuration beforehand.

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On my laptop, which is running XP SP3, every time I try to shutdown or restart, it doesn't go to the Windows logo, it just gets stuck at my wallpaper. I looked in my device manager, and found that my graphics card driver was installed twice. I have Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family, and it shows up twice under display adapters. The problem is, if I uninstall one of them, it just comes back. I think this is the main reason behind my shutting down problems. Any help would be appreciated and thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows Won't Shut Down

You might look in the Task Manager to see what is running at the time you are trying to shut down, it could be a scheduled event. You can also look in the the control panel under Scheduled Tasks to see if you have anything scheduled to run.

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Hello all,

I am having a problem with my computer. Recently, a friend went on my computer and installed some games. He might have done some other things cause ever since that day, any time I try to shut down windows, a message comes up telling me a program named "Sample" is not responding. I have to click the "End Now" box at the bottom and another identical message pops up. I click the button again and then everything shuts down normally. Does anyone have any clues on how to fix this problem? It would be greatly apprieciated if anyone has any advice. Thanks,

Shovel Guy
 

Answer:Windows shut down help

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Greetings!
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My WinXP installation has been acting funny lately. It won't shut down normally - I have to shut down TWICE before it will exit. First time I click the shutdown button - seemingly NOTHING happens. The second time, all seems to close normally.
RKR (Rootkit Revealer) shows several instances of the following mismatch (I only listed one of the 11 entries):
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HKU\S-1-5-21-1123561945-602609370-1801674531-1003\Control Panel\Microsoft Input Devices\Mouse\Exceptions\1002\Filename 5/2/2006 8:08 PM 11 bytes Data mismatch between Windows API and raw hive data.
HKU\S-1-5-21-1123561945-602609370-1801674531-1003\Control Panel\Microsoft Input Devices\Mouse\Exceptions\1002\Description 5/2/2006 8:08 PM 25 bytes Data mismatch between Windows API and raw hive data.
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I looked at the following topics:
http://forum.sysinternals.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=8213&K W=Mouse+Exceptions
http://forum.sysinternals.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=6239&K W=Mouse+Exceptions
Both seemed to list the same problem with a different S-1-5-21 key number.
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The only other RKR discrepancy
(HKLM\SECURITY\Policy\Secrets\SAC* and SAI*)
have been listed elsewhere, and are not thought to be rootkit entries.
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I have tried using Andrej Budja's 32k "Shutdown" utility, and have also set the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\PowerOffActive RG_SZ 0 bit to "1" in the registry. No changes with either.
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Additional searching in the registry seems to link ALL of the discrepant entries t... Read more

Answer:Windows XP SP1 Won't Shut Down

Bump
 

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I recently upgraded win 98 to win Xp and ever since I did that my pc won't fully automatically shut down like it used to. Each time I shut my pc down it saves all files and a message comes up saying "it's safe to shut your computer now" I have to press the power swith for about 3sec before it completely shuts down. Is there anyway I can bypass this so that windows shuts down automatically after it's safe all my work, like it used to do with win98. Thank you.

Answer:Windows won't shut down

click here

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I just built a new rig. I cloned the Windows 8.1 installation from another rig. My computer turns off from safe mode and BIOS, but from inside Windows 8.1 it won't shut down or restart.

It says it's shutting down then the screen goes black, but the gpu fans and cpu fan keep spinning and it won't restart. When I push the power button it doesn't do anything.

If I push the reset button it restarts just fine.
 

Answer:Windows 8.1 does not shut down

If I had to guess I'd say it's being caused by the cloned 8.1 installation.
 

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Hi everyone ,

I've read quite a number of posts about this issue .Many Refer to resetting Bios etc .Though I think the issue with my system may be specific to some software or driver.It only occurs when windows is fully loaded.

When I press the shutdown button or start menu-shutdown. Windows says it is shutting down .But the system acts as if was in restart mode .

Now If I Click Shutdown from the first User screen ,before windows fully loads everything up,it shuts down normally .

So I think it's some software/driver that windows loads up after the User screen that is the cause of this issue .

Can anyone suggest the most likely candidates that could be causing this ?
 

Answer:Windows 7 won't shut down

try the cmos reset first

if something is hanging the shutdown process it usually lists it on the screen
 

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Hi,

This is something interesting I found. I had updated my computer with the win XP feb. updates, critical only. The problem is now when I go to Start -> shutdown -> shutdown, my computer locks up, and won't shut down. I can hold the power button or punch the reset button, and that seems to kick it out of the freeze. But otherwise it is non-responsive

Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, how were you able to fix it?

thanks

Answer:Windows will not shut down

Well, first off, do you have AV and anti-spyware? If you don't, you need them. Afterwords, download HiJack This!. Run a scan and post it here (I'm only looking for this to see your running processes).

-Steve

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Hi. PC.reboots every time I turn off!Have tried removing check mark from automatic restart as Ł explained in earlier message,but this dosen't work.Any other ideas? Thanks, Tockman.

Answer:Windows XP won't shut down.

Plenty of other ideas click here

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Hi

I have a windows xp pro mahine all of a sudden stopped shutting down. I ran ccleaner and malwarebytes came up with nothing. I disabled everything in msconfig startup. still does not work. I log in as different users and it still does not shut down properly. however if you go log off then shut down it works fine. If you boot in safe mode it shuts down fine. Just normally will not shut down. anyone have a utility that might help or a log file i can look at that might point me in the right direction of the culprit. Any suggestions would be wonderful. thanks

Eric
 

Answer:windows xp will not shut down

Hi eric,

Check event viewer and see what error you are getting....Right click on 'my computer'...Click 'Manage'....Click on the plus sign next to 'Event Viewer' to expand...Look for errors (marked with a red X) under 'systems' and 'applications'....Note the source and event ID number...Double click on an error and the properties box will open with more information on the error....Also following the link in the properties box will give you possible solutions (if any)

Here is a good troubleshooting guide for shutdown problems..
WINDOWS XP SHUTDOWN & RESTART TROUBLESHOOTING
 

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Recently I bought new hard disk and after installing Windows XP I cant shut down my computer. I found whats wrong but I dont know what to do. The problem is:
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP :0x000000D1(0xF9BC2400,0x00000002,0x00000000,0xF9B C2400)
Serial.sys Address F9BC2400 base at F9BC2000, DateStamp 00000000

Answer:Windows XP won't shut down

Do you have SP2 installed?

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When I go to turn my lap top off I go the icon at the bottom left hand corner and it should go to power options, when I would press 'shut down'. What is happening is a blue box comes up in the middle of the screen stating 'critical Error', will be sorted when laptop is shut down. This has been going on for the last the days and has not fixed itself. Also, since this has been happening I am unable to download any pdf files, which has not been a problem until now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

T.B.

Answer:Windows 10 Shut down

Tony Baloney said:

When I go to turn my lap top off I go the icon at the bottom left hand corner and it should go to power options, when I would press 'shut down'. What is happening is a blue box comes up in the middle of the screen stating 'critical Error', will be sorted when laptop is shut down. This has been going on for the last the days and has not fixed itself. Also, since this has been happening I am unable to download any pdf files, which has not been a problem until now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

T.B.



Hi Tony Baloney and welcome to Tenforums.

Have you tried turning off Fast Startup?

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Hi all:

I'm one of those basically pc illiterates and I would really appreciate your help.

I downloaded spybot and that's when the trouble started, so I then removed it but in that process, when it told me there were important registry changes and asked me to reverse them.....I mistakenly clicked: "no".

After that, my pc will not shut down. I downloaded registry fix and that didn't fix it. I've run my avast virus scan and it identified Win32:Kuang2, which I understand is not a virus but simply a signature that is the same in another program?? I might not have that right.

I tried closing each program before trying to shut down but that doesn't work. I ran registry checker and system file checker and tried to figure out what's going on but I'm just too dense.

I really could use your help.

Thanks,

Trixy
 

Answer:Windows 98 SE will not shut down

I don't know what Kuang32 is, but as far as the registry issues I would reinstall spybot and then uninstall it again. If it asks the same questions about the registry changes, click yes this time. Don't know if that helps, but it's a start.
 

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I recently bought a brand new compaq PC.With Athlon xp 2800+2.1Ghz, 80gigs hard drive, 512 DDR SDRAM.It works fine untill the point when i run my AOL(7.0 or 8.0) software for the internet.I get a good connection and browse just fine. BUt as soon as i try to disconnect and exit the browser then the problems kicks in. The browser freezes and i start getting messages that AOL browser is not responding. Even if i try to restart or shut down the system, it wouldn't.The only way to restart the system is by turning the mains off/on.Can somebody please help, thanx.

Answer:Windows won't shut down

I have the same problem it is a problem with the aol software and would like to know if anyone has a solution. Ive contacted aol and they confirmed it is a common problem but they dont have a satisfactory solution.

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