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Worst Win XP theme ever!

Question: Worst Win XP theme ever!

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

http://zananeichan.deviantart.com/art/Dana-International-WinXPTheme2-47410882

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Preferred Solution: Worst Win XP theme ever!

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Answer: Worst Win XP theme ever!

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Worst company worst support.

@AliMujtaba

 

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

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

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Hi all,

For the past few days, if not a week now, I've noticed that when I switch to Basic theme for RAM intesive programs like Adobe After Effects, Windows is quite slow, almost running as though my laptop is 1GB not 2GB RAM.
Though when I switch to Aero theme, Windows is only slightly slower with Adobe After Effects running.

My laptop is Compaq Presario CQ56, 2GB shared graphics and I can't explain why the Basic theme is running slow whereas Aero is responding faster, so much so, programs tend to stop responding more frequently on Basic.

I have run MSE, MBAM and SAS (MSE realtime, others are standalone mode) and found no viruses and I update them all either daily or every two days.

I only have Realtek Audio and MSE on Startup so I can't figure out why this happening!

Thanks in advance for any insight as to what's happened/happening

Answer:Windows 7 Home Premium basic theme is slow but aero theme is fast?

How much dedicated video memory does the laptop have?
It's conceivably possible that you are actually dumping more onto the system reserved ram by turning it off If the configuration is sharing ram with your video card anyway.

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The "original" theme for my windows 10 when I installed it had colorable innersides, after I went into themes and changed it to "default theme" it got stuck as this "default" theme that is all white with custom color borderline. I've tried changing to the other themes but nothing works, I tried resetting I tried everything. At this point the only option I can think of is to go back to windows 7 then reupgrade to windows 10 again and never touch the custom themes.....

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Hi,

I have a laptop running Windows Vista Ultimate and today for some reason when i opened the lid, the normal user select screen was there but when i accessed my user account, the task bar and start menu are grey and xp styled, the folders window look like they are from xp and even firefox is all grey and horrible. I tried going to theme settings in control panel but there is only the option to change to windows classic. Please Help

Thanks in advance.
hammydbest
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Vista Theme has changed to XP style theme

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can anybody give me any advice or a solution to my problem? just today i turned on my laptop and it said that windows had changed my theme and colour scheme, then i came to realise that my premium version of vista looked like it was the basic version. switchin between windows no longer provides that swanky 3d view and is replaced by a little box with icons. when i rest my mouse upon my bar at the bottom, i no longer get a little version of the window, i just get a dull beige text box. all these problems are purely superficial but one of the reasons i got vista was because of its style and way it looked. any tips?

Answer:my vista premium theme has reset itself to the basic theme, not good.

Did you try to change the window style back to Windows Aero?

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hello. I've recently reformatted my computer and since then I've been having this rather annoying problem. When I select classic theme from the personalization menu then try to switch back to my custom theme, the only thing that changes is the color scheme but nothing else after the "Please Wait" dialog. Restarting the computer is the only way to make custom themes work again.

I've tried running the troubleshooter for aero when it happens but it doesn't find any issues.

Some of my games require transparency/aero to be completely off to reduce input delay/other issues. And since I close/open the game sometimes several times, I like to keep it on classic as long as I'm in my gaming session.

Side question: Does anyone know how to make custom log on screen background stick? Mine likes to revert back to default randomly.

Answer:Can't change back to custom theme from classic theme w/o restarting

Are you trying to use a 3rd party custom theme?

For the logon screen I used Option 1 of this tutorial Log On Screen - Change it have never reverted back.

Jerry

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I had four themes for Firefox, including the default one. When I opened Firefox, I was told that the one I was currently trying, called Midnight Fox, had an available update to install, so I did so. When it was done, every theme, including the default one, was "Disabled for your protection. Known to cause security/stability issues". Obviously, I'm unable to browse using Firefox, now. I managed to somehow reach the add-ons tab of Firefox (via squinting just to see the text) and when I clicked Use Theme on either of the only two available themes I can see (Orbit Orange and MidnightFox), it states that both "Require additional items". What the hell should I do?

Edit: Problem solved. Through rough navigation, I managed to go to the firefox addon page and install a random theme, allowing me to uninstall each corrupt theme.

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Hey all,

I've seen several tutorials online for installing themes on Windows Vista. I've patched the necessary files using VistaGlazz, and have downloaded themes from various sites. The instructions tell you to move both the folder and the .theme file into the C:/Windows/Resources/Themes folder, but all the file seems to download is the folder. Where would I find the .theme file? All of the tutorials that I've seen just seem to assume that there's a .theme file there, but in all of the themes that I've downloaded (from various sites), there doesn't seem to be one.

Help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Tim
 

Answer:[Vista] Installing a theme - already downloaded, trying to locate the .theme file

Hi

The folder is the one I highlighted in Blue ( you will also have some files in this one in second screenshot below ) and the .theme file is the one highlighted in red.



second screenshot, with contents of theme folder ( the icon here may look like a theme file but it is not its a style file )





Where are you getting these themes from?


I have uploaded the one I'm using in the images above for you to try if you wish, here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ah683z
 

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Have you ever need to make a custom theme for all your Microsoft Office Documents. With the Microsoft?s Theme Builder for Office Suites you can design custom theme for your office document. You can specify the visual appearance of documents, document?s colors, fonts and graphic effects and lots more. These Custom created themes can be used for Microsoft? Office Word 2007, Microsoft? Office Excel? 2007, and Microsoft? Office PowerPoint? 2007 and also can be used while composing email in Microsoft? Office Outlook 2007. Once you install and open the application, look in the help menu for documents that will guide you through the theme creation process. Note* The Microsoft Theme Builder is currently in beta available on Microsoft Connect
Source: TechSurface

Answer:How to create Theme for Microsoft Office using Theme Builder

Nice. Is this very different from what you find in the PP "design" button?

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A nice tip!

I love the Celtic sounds! So if I download the Ireland theme can I use the Irish sounds with any other theme I want? I am having trouble finding the sounds on my list when I use another theme.

Windows 7 themes: Reusing

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Hello!
I've recently installed an XP theme for my Vista. When I restarted the computer, it changed into the Windows Classic Theme, and it won't let me get the Vista theme back.
I can't even find the Vista theme on my computer. When I try to add a new theme, it wouldn't let me.
If it helps, my computer is Windows Vista Home Premium, upgraded to Service Pack 1, and 32-bit operating system.
 

Answer:I can't get my Vista theme and it just displays the Windows Classic Theme

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I was surfing net and listening to music , then the aero theme switches to basic theme out of nowhere. I tried to go to personalize and set it back , but could not.

I had to log off as user and log back in again to solve it.

Anyone experienced it ?

Answer:Out of sudden , aero theme it switches to basic theme

Have you updated all your drivers? Use driver sweeper on the nvidia graphics drivers.

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So, I recently reinstalled my Windows 7 and tried to install custom themepack I had before, but instead of applying it Windows just changes it's theme to basic. Before the re-installation everything worked fine. I didn't even have to patch system files to apply custom theme. I tried repairing Windows system files with System files checker (it found some corrupted files and said they're fixed or something). I Installed UXStyle, neither it helped. I tried to install custom packs with 7tsp but the result is the same.
The fresh-installed Windows is the same that was installed before.

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Hi There

Could somebody advise me how I can change the Windows 8 Theme to the Windows 7 default theme. I cannot seem to find it on the system and the selection Windows 8 has is very limited.

Not very keen on flowers

Regards

Des

Answer:Change Windows 8 theme to Window 7 default theme

You can't. If you want the win 7 theme you will have to go with a third party program or theme (style). You can fine a great many themes for win 8 on the internet by using Google, or there is Stardock's Windowblinds which allows you to use hundreds of different themes (though not all of them are worth having) they do have win 7 themes which give you the look you may be looking for (price $9.95). I use a theme which gives we the look of OS X (to each their own). . .Good Luck.

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Hi! I'm having a lot of complain from my colleagues when i installed the MS Office 2013 not the new features of it but the annoying boring color (White-Grey-Dark Grey). i just want to ask if there's any chance or any possible way we can change the color theme of it into different color.

if there's a way of changing it by using software or any kind of application or by accessing regedit it would be appreciated.

thank you and advanced

Answer:MS Office 2013 Theme...can we change the color theme?

As far as I know there is no way you can change the colour scheme & I don't know of any 3rd party software to change it either.
I use Office 2013 Pro & while I was not impressed by the colour schemes to begin with, I have got quite used to it. While it is nice to be able to play with colour schemes it does not make it work any better.

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Hey all,

I've seen several tutorials online for installing themes on Windows Vista. I've patched the necessary files using VistaGlazz, and have downloaded themes from various sites. The instructions tell you to move both the folder and the .theme file into the C:/Windows/Resources/Themes folder, but all the file seems to download is the folder. Where would I find the .theme file? All of the tutorials that I've seen just seem to assume that there's a .theme file there, but in all of the themes that I've downloaded (from various sites), there doesn't seem to be one.

Help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Tim
 

Answer:Installing a theme - already downloaded, trying to locate the .theme file

Mine is located here (look at the path on the 'address bar')
 

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G'day.

I was installing a new theme but when I apply it. It goes all Windows classic style. What's wrong? Is the OS fault?
I am running Win-7 PRO 64-bit SP1 Genuine.

Anyone knows about this issue?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Getting Windows 2000 theme when installing any custom theme.

You have to apply Uxtheme Pacther to install third party themes on Windows

This software will allow you to use any Windows visual style you want, as it patches the theme files and lets you skip certification validation in Windows.
Thanks
 

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Hi

My eyes hurt in night times, when it's dark, but computer is bright white background of windows explorer.

I was googling and found this seemed nice theme:
Steam VS for Windows 7 by yorgash on DeviantArt

This theme needs for it's full funcionality impact on internal windows files, which I don't want to risk. I used just .theme file for colors. But it changed from Aero to non-aero. It's bad because clickable things are smaller, I don't like it. See example:


And other program's clickable things are much less recognizable. It's not made well.
Therefore:
1, How edit just this .theme file for other colors according to my personal needs ?
2, Where to find similar dark aero theme for good clicking objects ability ?

Thank you
i wanted attach that .theme file 4 KB, but this web said it's invalid

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I have downloaded an icon theme from www.everaldo.com The icons look great but I have no idea how to apply them. I downloaded it as a .tar.gz and then I extracted it to a folder containing folders with different sized icon, a file called ".dolphinview" and an "index.theme" file. I tried simply opening the index.theme file from "themes" in display properties but it cannot read it. When I open it in OOO and compare it to a theme it looks very different, a theme starts with [Theme] whereas this begins with [Icon Theme]. I think I am supposed to attach the index.theme file to my theme but I have no idea how. Any suggestions? Any help at all would be great!
 

Answer:Apply idex.theme or [Icon Theme]

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Hi

My eyes hurt in night times, when it's dark, but computer is bright white background of windows explorer.

I was googling and found this seemed nice theme:
Steam VS for Windows 7 by yorgash on DeviantArt

This theme needs for it's full funcionality impact on internal windows files, which I don't want to risk. I used just .theme file for colors. But it changed from Aero to non-aero. It's bad because clickable things are smaller, I don't like it. See example:


And other program's clickable things are much less recognizable. It's not made well.
Therefore:
1, How edit just this .theme file for other colors according to my personal needs ?
2, Where to find similar dark aero theme for good clicking objects ability ?

Thank you

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Is the XP theme support add-in needed to use themes?specs:Dell dimension 2400,Pentium 4,windows XP home sp 3.

Answer:Is XP theme support addin needed to use theme

You only list 256MB RAM, that's barely enough to run XP. You need to make your system as light as possible, not add more garbage that will slow it down.

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IDK what this post should go under, so I decided Help and Support would be nice.

You see, I installed a MAC OSX theme for my Windows 8.1 and then I hated it so I uninstalled it.

But it left icons.

After COMPLETELY uninstalling it (I promise!) I removed EVERYTHING but still the icons were there!

I tried doing the refresh icon cache thing and everything I've read online but didn't seem to work.

Please help!

attached img:

http://i.imgur.com/ecJlSoP.png

Answer:Theme Icons still there after uninstalling theme

Right Click Command Prompt > Run as administrator

When the command prompt window opens type: sfc \scannow and hit enter.

It will take a little time, when finished scanning, type "exit" without the quotes and reboot, upon restart your default icons should all be back.

If you installed something like UxTheme patcher or the likes to install 3rd party themes you may have to reinstall it after you reboot.

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using WINDOWS Vista 32-bit Can't Open Vistaglazz, and Properties>THEME> NOTHING!, And Some of my Theme file and Visual Style look like a Blank paper(on the Picture,Usually it has like a green Color), please i need help, been trying to find a way for 2 months, And now i just join this Website and i need someone out there who's smart enough to Solve This problem [recovering disk space - old attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Can't Open My Theme, Properties>Theme>NOTHING

Maybe try re-installing?  Or, un-install to see if your normal theme's work right without VistaGlazz?  Maybe?  I guess? 

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I use iGoogle as my homepage, and I have a Theme picture running across the top of the homepage. My problem is that every time I open my home page, the newly-opened page scrolls down so that the image is not visible, just my apps. It is so precise that I am sure this most be some sort of setting, but I can't find it. This happens on all computers that I use.

Answer:Google theme scrolling up - can't see theme.

Try a different browser.http://google.about.com/od/googleba...http://www.google.com/support/webse...http://www.google.com/support/webse...

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After upgrading to Windows 8.1 the default theme is missing. Is it removed when going from 8.0 to 8.1? Also the images used on the new backgrounds are fuzzy and pixelated.

Answer:Windows 8.0 theme replaced by new theme

Originally Posted by mallen


Also the images used on the new backgrounds are fuzzy and pixelated.



Is it possible that your screen has a higher resolution than the pictures? Video card/monitor problems?

If everything on the screen is pixelated, it's probably a Graphics Problem. (Coould be the monitor, video card, driver etc.) If so, you should post in the "Graphic Cards" section.

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Which dark or light theme is more battery friendly for my Lumia 1520? I think I saw somewhere for LCD screen white color is more battery friendly. Is that right?

Answer:Light theme or dark theme

Shouldn't really matter, battery is fine. Personally my 1020 is using light currently. I swap between both depending on my mood.

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hi i'm new to the forum just need a few help with things,
I had this problem for a while now and i am getting physically sick of changing back to the original theme then having to switch it off and then it would be switched back to the old classic theme which you and me know looks a bit old and bland i hope there are some computer technicians on because i haven't found anyone who could fix this problem yet.

I thought it would of been third party applications may be disallowing the change(s) from "sticking" so i got rid of McAfee and spy bot temporary just to taste it out but nothing happen.

system restore is out of the picture too because its been awhile I've been couping with this now and didn't really think it was a big deal until now

I have the window vista home premium please can anyone help i will be so grateful.

Answer:My window vista theme keeps reverting back to Window classic theme after a restart Help please !!?

All I can suggest is to selectively disable items in your startup and see what's affecting itI'd use a startup manager for that purpose instead of msconfighttp://www.snapfiles.com/get/starter.html

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I hope someone can help me. I ran the patcher that came with this Vista theme SoulGlass by ~bubito on deviantART and now some windows have Aero and others have what looks like a messed up windows classic theme. I tried using vista glazz to patch it back. I tried restarting multiple times. I tried switching to classic theme and back. Nothing works. I have Vista Ultimate 64. Here's a screenshot.

Thanks for your time.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Aero Theme Problem - Some windows using classic theme

I was able to do a system restore.
 

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Hello,

I installed a UX theme manager today, but after I opened it, the theme changed to classic and I cannot, despite some "heroic googling" efforts find a solution to this problem. So I am turning to the experts!
Can you help me revert my theme from classic back to the default xp theme? I am at a loss!

Thanks so much for your time,

Nate

Answer:XP Theme Help? Theme went to Classic???

Many applications create a system restore point right before they are installed.

1. Back up all of your can't lose files
2. Complete a system restore to a time before you installed the theme manager.
3. Run windows and AV updates.

Microsoft link on using system restore.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...w_03may19.mspx

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Question: Worst PC ever...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unless anyone has any other suggestions?

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

Answer:Worst PC ever...

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

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Question: Worst ISP

Post your reason for nominating the worst ISP

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Worst ISP

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

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

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

anyway, just hasn't been a great experience IMO
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Question: Worst I have seen

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

Thanks for any help you can give

Tom

Answer:Worst I have seen

I would definitely start with an Online Scan or two (after it might allow you to update your protection) after that i would recommend help from the HijackThis teamOnline Scan 1:http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscannerOnline Scan 2:http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:20:38, on 08/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\realmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SSScsiSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SMC2635WMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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first of all i started with around 60+ infected files with ad-aware ive managed to get it to 3 but for the life of me it wont go away

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

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\H i b i k i\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Micros... Read more

Answer:Plz help the last one is the worst

Hello hibiki2401, and welcome to TSF.

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

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Question: Best of the worst?

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

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

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

Answer:Best of the worst?

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

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Question: Worst. Day. Ever.

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

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

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

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

Please help me find my HD!
 

Answer:Worst. Day. Ever.

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

Answer:The Worst AV You've Ever Used?

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

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

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

-most current logs follow
 

Answer:Help! Worst I've seen

-other current logs
 

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Question: getting worst

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

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

Running processes:
C:\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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
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okay when i first click on chrome it gives me google but when i open a new tab and search something it gives me ask with totally off topic search results i got this nuisance when i downloaded java so i could do studioworks and make yearbooks and ask was the stupid tagalong

Answer:Ask.com is always in my second tab, it is the worst ever

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

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

Answer:Which Is The Best And Worst

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

Regards,
Extremeboy

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Hey all.

My computer has recently just got a hell of a lot of malware and to even post this here i've had to go on a different computer!

Internet Explorer started getting slow, then popups started appearing advertising gambling/search engines/spyware programs.

I tried to get rid of it using AVG and spybot; it didn't work.

Then it got worse! Pages i'd click on from a google search would be redirected to a .ru website, Internet Explorer got so slow I can't use it and when I could this damn malware would randomly close the website I would be browsing.

Please help!
 

Answer:Worst malware I have ever had! Help!

Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.
TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

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

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flas... Read more

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

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

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

Answer:Best to Worst Hardware

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I saw this at the hotel that I work at(I tend bar there on weekends, I'm not there in any sort of IT capacity) It made me laugh...and cry....at the same time. The pictures I took don't even do the terrible cabling job justice. By the way, excuse the crappy picture quality, the pictures were taken using my camera phone. Enjoy:






 

Answer:Worst cabling job I've ever seen

That's what we call a rat's nest
 

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Question: Best/Worst Brands

List the best and worst brands for each product

PSUs
Motherboards
CPUs
RAM
Graphics Cards
HDDs
Optical Drives
Input Devices
 

Answer:Best/Worst Brands

Mob anf graphic cards has to be BFG. Brillianr products, and the stock overclockng is great- can also recommend the warranty. Any prob, they replace - from reporting problem to new GPU was 6 days for me, pretty damn good!
 

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i am infected... having problems with CWS, Trojans, and other stuff... here my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:24:12 AM, on 19/05/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal





ADMIN EDIT: Please read and follow the following READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide and HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post, many thanks.
 

Answer:infected and getting worst

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First. If TDSSserv is not found, just continue on with the READ & RUN ME.
TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

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

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to ... Read more

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Question: worst virus ever

Its called the Windows XP service pack 2. And its compliments of microsoft.
I downloaded it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...be-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&DisplayLang=en

I don't know what the problem is. I downloaded it, rebooted, and I ended up with a computer that only operated in 4bit color. I had other viruses/trojans to contend with so I said screw it and reinstalled windows XP.

After I reinstalled, I downloaded the service pack. Once again it sent my comp back to the stone age. I just removed it and my comp works fine again. Does this service pack have any other benefits - aside from completely destroying your computer?
 

Answer:worst virus ever

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so it looks like my mobo is dead. the worst.

i have the asus p4pe + intel p4 2.6mhz.

the asus mobo p4pe isn't sold anymore. in fact i don't think they sell anymore socket 478 that are also chipset 845pe.

i know this is bad, but ive forgotten a lot about pc's as i built this years ago.

the only thing i know about my CPU is that its an intel p4 2.6.... the mobo i have for it is chipset 845pe, does that mean the only mobo i can get is chipset of 845pe?

If anyone can shed some light would be much appreciated!

thanks!
 

Answer:preparing for worst

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

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

From the website itself:

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

http://www.brendan.curvedspaces.com/uninstall.htm
 

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A year and a half ago now, my backwoods nowhere town got DSL. And aside from the price, everything was good. Dished out the $59.99 a month for a 512/128 connection, and while the price was beyond ridiculous, it was a small price to pay to finally enjoy online gaming, incredible surfing speeds, and the occasionally foray into some not so legal p2p applications.

I got heavily into my first online game ever, Unreal Tournament 2004, specifically a mod called Carball, a mod I still play to this day. Unfortunately I can no longer play this mod, or any other game I own online whenever I feel like, because my connection's has become progressively worse since I got it.

It started slow, the pings gradually got higher and I'd get lag spikes more often, but it was still fine, but it's just went downhill from there. I started to notice that the connection would get worse at certain times of the day, until it got to the point that games were unplayable between the hours of 3pm and 11pm. Pings would widly fluctuate, and would routinely reach upwards of 300. Literally one second my ping would be 80, the next it would be 350. I called tech support and explained the situation, and they said they hadn't had any complaints and didn't know what could be done.

Of course at that point I assumed it was my hardware, but after trying some things and getting no change, I started to think about it. If it was my hardware, why would be connection be rock solid during cert... Read more

Answer:The Worst Connection Ever

It sounds like they are oversubscribed for the amount of bandwidth they have. It's true that DSL doesn't 'share' like cable, but it all still has to share the main pipes.

If they are a little shit dick company, you're probably screwed. My guess is that they are aware of it, and don't want to upgrade to more bandwidth, as it's super expensive for them to do in the middle of nowhere, and whatever line(s) they currently have is(are) fully tapped out. You can try and ask them what their main pipes to the Internet are, but I doubt they will tell you. You can also ask what percent usage they have on those same pipes. Usually anything above ~70% for substained periods is considered bad for any ISP worth a damn.
 

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Hi guys,

A year or two ago I built my Dad a great PC and from day one he said it was amazing. Fast, Great sound & Graphics etc. etc. and he never ever had a problem with it.

A few months back he brought it back to me saying it was 'playing up'. He told me it kept blue screening, sometimes freezing and then it would shut down or he'd power it off when freezing and then it wouldn't turn back on.

So I took a look. He unplugged it and brought it round. A couple of days later I started to have a look at it and it booted up just fine and everything was working. A few hours later it froze. I powered down and powered back up.

All lights and fans kicked in but no post, no windows, no display.

I left it for a few hours and booted up again and it worked. I tried to get into bios so I could do the classic format and wipe but it froze again.

After trying various things, with no success. I stripped the computer down to purely PSU and motherboard. I then reattatched everything, cables, fans, components and still nothing.

So I left it for the night.

I've been crazy busy busy ever since so it's sat in my room for a few months until tonight I finally had time to look at it. So i turned it on after hooking it up to a spare monitor and it booted fine. I went straight into bios to change boot and then proceeding in formatting and reinstalling windows 7.

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Answer:I'm fearing the worst. Please help.

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Hello all,

Tonight when I was away we had either a power surge or a power dip, which are fairly common where I live. My PC is almost always on, and I have never had any problems before despite these occurrences. I am connected to a surge protector, but unfortunately not to a UPS (maybe this would have saved me?).

Presently my PC is in some loop where when I power it up it goes to the apology screen ("windows did not start successfully, etc.").

Options are:

1. Safe mode
2. Safe mode w/ networking
3. Safe w/ command prompt
4. Last known working config
5. Start normally

I have tried each of these, and they all lead back to Windows trying to reboot, then failing, and very, very quickly flashing to a blue error screen for a fraction of a second, then back to apology screen. I don't have time to begin to read the error message, but my undereducated guess is that either the power supply is fried or (more likely) the hard drive with Windows XP is fried or corrupted (please, no please!)

It is a Dell Dimension 4600
Pentium 4 2.6
1.5 GB RAM
Windows XP Home Edition SP2
2 Internal hard drives, 2 external hard drives

I have floppy drive but no access to floppy disks to make boot disk. I have Dell reinstall CDs, but would like to first check whether I can recover anything from the hard drive if it has failed. I do have working LAN network, and laptop.

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Answer:Expecting the worst...

Using your reinstall cd you could try this:
Repairing Windows XP in Eight Commands
http://www.short-media.com/review.php?r=313
 

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

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

Wonder what went wrong.
 

Answer:Firefox 1.5.01 The worst?

Installed it yesterday, no broken extension or Flash problems here, and the memory leaks seem to have vanished. Bear in mind, if you go back to the older versions, you get the vulnerabilities found with them, as instead of patches you have to get new versions to fix them. 1.5.0.1 fixed a ton of holes recently found in FF, btw.
 

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Aquaman????
 

Answer:What is the WORST PC game EVER????

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

Answer:Help is needed in the worst way

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

E
 

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

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

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

Please reply A.S.A.P

Thanks

Answer:worst installation ever!

Hi there. Sorry to read of your dilemma.

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

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Tell me your favorite and/or most hated joysticks. I need a new one and I am at a loss after several bad experiences. My latest have been a Wingman 3d extreme made with a flimsy gimbal in the twist that continually broke and a Precision 2 that has become invisible to my USB port.
 

Answer:best/worst joystick

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I'm an old time D&D player. (From back when the original three book box set came out in the late '70s.) I've played a number of D&D style RPGs over the years that I've had a 'puter, and am interested in what games others play/have played. What RPGs do you play, and which wouldn't you touch with a ten foot cyber-pole?

Eric M
 

Answer:Best/Worst RPG you've played?

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Question: Worst mess ever!

I am working on a client's Dell laptop, messed up with worst case of spyware/malware/virus infections I have ever seen.

1. Unable to get to Control Panel (disabled) to uninstall any malware , programs.
2. Unable to get to any sites that offer on-line scans (McAfee, Symantec, TrendMicro, Kapersky, Panda)
3. Lavasoft Ad-Aware, McAfee, AVG Anti-spyware all seem to run okay, but are ineffective.
4. Permanent bogus "Windows Security Alert" window on desktop, with the message"Warning! Potential Spyware Operation! Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and Internet files. Run full scan now to pervent < yes, 'pervent' > any unathorised < yes, 'unathorised' > access to your files! Click her to download spyware remover...." Options for Yes or No do exactly the same, no option to close the box.
5. Task Manager is disabled, so I cannot stop the processes or any running applications.




Any tips on where to start?

Answer:Worst mess ever!

As you already have an open HijackThis thread, I'd think you'd know the best place to start is here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...tml#post342651



These type of infection disable task manager, regedit, control panel, even safe mode...as the bad guys are aware of their vulnerabilities.

It takes knowledge about the registry, or specialised tools, to get control of your admin tools again.

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Question: Worst Problem Ever

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

My second hard drive has been COMPLETELY WIPED!!!

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

"the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable".

system restore says that

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

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

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

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

PLEASE HELP!!!

MANY HOURS OF DOWNLOADS HAVE BEEN LOST

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

IS THIS TRUE?

PLZ HELP, I WILL BE IN DEBT TO ANYONE WHO CAN FIX THIS GIGANTIC PROBLEM.

THANKS!

I have XP PRO
 

Answer:Worst Problem Ever

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Question: worst laptop

i purchased hp laptop in dec 2014......with model r0-14tx. i have been experiencing hinge problems from last 1 year... i was opening my lid and i heard a cracking sound on right and day after it broke.... that time my laptop was in warranty....so they replaced the whole back cover... but after jst 3 months ..the same problem occured again in right hinge.....and they again replaced it .. and when my warranty expired ...the problem again started in left hinge... i contacted hp centers ...but they were not giving any suitable ans .to me..... so i think the hp had been making the laptops with manufacturing defects....m thinking of repairing it ...but m sure this problem will again happen ..thats why m not doing anything..... i Request company for replacement or compensation of this worst laptop ever seen in my lie now my left hinge is broken and m keeping tat as it is.  plzzzzz..someone reply ....m fed up with this;(((

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

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

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

Answer:The Worst AV You've Evere Used?

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

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Question: Worst Virus Ever

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

Answer:Worst Virus Ever

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Question: Worst service yet

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

Answer:Worst service yet

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

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Question: HP Worst Service

 I have log a complain on 12/9./2016  and it is still unresolved.   HP have closed this call without  solution and withoout any engineer visit.     HP Case ID #: 4777388129

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

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Question: HP Worst Service

I have log a complain  for my lapop on 30/09/2016  and after 1 month month passed it is still unresolved.  Complain detail is mentioned below. Dear Mr/Ms KUMAR,Thank you for contacting HP for your service request.  This email confirms your request for service and the details are below.Your request is being worked on under Case ID number 4778105443.STATUS: CASE IS GENERATED AND IN PROGRESSProduct description: HP 430 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR)Product number: QA152PASerial number: 5CB1250PMQProblem description: IN/ NBD/ ONS/430U/no display ISSUE/ 3 in 1 BIOS recoveryUse this portal for support under warranty or out of warranty:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/scm/homeUse this portal if you have an HP support contract or HP Care Pack:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpscYours sincerely,HP Customer Support 

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I had to repost this because apparently the mod who locked my thread didn't even read it.

I CANNOT CURRENTLY BOOT MY PC, EVEN IN SAFE MODE. I CANNOT MAKE ANY LOGS, DOWNLOAD ANY PROGRAMS, OR DO ANYTHING WITH MY COMPUTER. THE LOG I ORIGINALLY POSTED WAS MADE BEFORE MY COMPUTER WAS IN THIS NO-BOOT CONDITION.

I am posting this from my girlfriend's laptop.

I have a feeling this is a vundo virus or a variant of it, as some of the symptoms are similar to a vundo i previously got rid of on an old computer.

I cannot even boot my computer in safe mode, i get a blue screen of death immediately after windows boots that says DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

I tried using a vista repair disk to run system restore but that did not work. I managed to get a hijackthis logfile from the computer in safe mode before it crashed once, but now i cant even boot it long enough to do anything. I would just wipe the HD and do a fresh install but I need many files that are on my HD. any ideas what i can do??

Since I cannot make a log according to your preferences, I will repost the hijack this log from the thread that was locked.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:49:30 PM, on 12/3/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.... Read more

Answer:worst virus i've ever seen

the bluescreen also says multiple_irp_complete_requests sometimes.

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Hello,

Please forgive the length of this explanation. I have tried to prepare my post as described in your instructions, but the DSS program will not run as described, and I can't extract the ZIP file for the "gmer" program. At the moment, I can only run my computer in Safe Mode, and only if I "press ESC to prevent SPTD.sys" (as per the prompt during startup). Additionally, I am unable to uninstall "Daemon Tools" as you request, and running the program to uninstall the SPTD driver is useless because (I suspect) I am running in Safe Mode without SPTD.sys in the first place. In lieu of the text files you ask for, therfore, I will provide what details I can and ask for your suggestions.

My computer has obviously gone bonkers. A few weeks ago, I was hit with the "Malware Defender" virus, which did some pretty serious damage. After some research, I acquired Malwarebytes Malware-Removal program and ran it several times, (in safe mode and in normal Windows), until all symptoms were gone. The computer has worked fine for several weeks.

Last night, (about 2-3 weeks later), something even worse took over. All very suddenly, it splashed up a ton of pop-ups with endless dialogue boxes, displayed warning balloons from my systems tray, and disabled my tasks manager (ctrl+alt+del). I forced a shut down of my computer, and when I restarted it began to load Windows XP and then flashed up a blue screen before restarting automatically in the F8-... Read more

Answer:I fear the worst...

BUMP, please.

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First of all this virus will not let me download the GMER files,just like everything I try to download like any malware remover it crashes IE saying it incurred a problem and must close. Also it will not let make a zip file to send the attach text. So all I got is the dds.
Here`s what I`ve tried so far:

Like I said it won`t let me download any malware software files. It has also blocked my Mcaffe and windows defender. Microsoft update page times out and won`t load. It also disabled system restore. Even booting in safe mode I can`t access anything.
I bought an exturnal hard drive to save some files before I reinstall windows but my computer dosen`t recognise the drive. but the drive is recognised when I install it on my laptop. Next I bought a flash drive and downloaded Malwarebytes on my laptop. Now I can install it on my computer but it won`t execute.
Finally I said hell with I`m just going to bite the bullet and reinstall XP. When it started loading the files from my restore disk it stopped half way through and said it was missing a file. I could skip the file but I thought better of it because I might make things worse. I tried the disc on another drive with the same results. Someone told me the disc could be scratched, but I haven`t had a chance to try it on another computer since my laptop does not have a dvd drive. Do you think the virus could be making it stop the install of XP. Seems this thing has all the bases covered. Any help would be much appreciated. Th... Read more

Answer:This is the worst virus-need help

Hi

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so.



Let's see if this works - if you can't download directly to the infected machine, use another machine and transfer the file using a usb stick or similar.



Please download ComboFix from here - - > http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

Referring to the images below



When saving the file, you must rename the file as Combo-Fix.exe



1. Close any open browsers and physically disconnec... Read more

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Ok so last week I spent $400 on my pc...

I bought windows xp home edition sp2 retail $200

I bought a new computer case $100

I bought a new power supply $100

And this week i will have to spend another $200

I just keep having a new problem to fix...

I have to get a new hard drive and a new motherboard...

My motherboard works fine except it has one pci express x16 slot that is coming loose...

My hard drive is fine till the windows xp logo screen comes up and then it beeps...

Answer:The worst two weeks ever

A HDD can't beep.

See if you can RMA the motherboard, if you haven't had it that long.

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

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

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

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

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

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

i was able to do a hijack log:

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePresentation\ePresentation.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files\NetLimiter\NetLimiter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\ARDAYU~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\RtkBtMnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
E:\x.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://192.168.1.10/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServe... Read more

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I need all the help I can get. See I have a computer that has no windows cds.

So I have a bad problem. I am getting a bsod but it lasts for less than a second. So I dont have any idea what it is. Also it wont boot. I tried safe and all of that. Nothing. Like I said I have no windows cds because it came with Windows xp media center installed. I dont mind reformatting but I have no cds and have no idea what to do. I cant get into my computer and im stuck...

Ideas?
 

Answer:Help without the worst case possible

I don't know what you are suggesting, but contact Dell or HP or whoever you bought it from and ask for some to re-install with.
 

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Legend:
Grey - Old information/probably fixed.
Green - Newest information, what I am doing currently.

Hello, you guys are my last hope.

Notice I havent posted any logs or added the necessary attachments.

a)DDS.com would not download.
b)Gmer.com I could download and extract, but the virus has blocked it from running.

Update: Tried a script that disables/enables regedit. For the time being it seemed to have worked.
Run>Regedit worked.
DDS.com ran, ill update with the logs in a bit.
Gmer.com ran, ill update with the logs in a bit.

As you might help me get stuff working I will update the thread with needed information.

How it started/ first thing noticed:
1) Noticed AVG Free would not update anymore

Symptoms as of now:
1) AVG wont update
2) AVG after running for some time (~10min) reports a error about a crash. (also other virus programs like Kaspersky, Search & Destroy and a few others I tried do the same)
3) Regedit wont run ( displays a black screen for a second and goes back)
4) Firefox constantly crashes (2 times writing this topic)
5) After some time running I lose the ability to visit webpages, either "connection reset" or just the regular "page cannot display".
6) Safemode wont work.
7) Like I pointed out before, Gmer.com wont run. Same symptoms as running Regedit, flashes black screen and goes back to desktop.

Thanks for any kind of help, worst virus I have had and I thought I was playi... Read more

Answer:Worst virus I have had

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for not being able to have replied to your topic. If you still need help, please start a new thread and post a fresh set of logs requested in our pre-posting process outlined below, as this one shall be closed.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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Hello guys, and thanks for any help I might receive. I had posted in the Windows XP forum on my original issue here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...xp-453138.html which was regarding a BSOD.

That problem was resolved by repairing windows but I am now unable to use most of the programs on my PC. Firefox will shut down and go into a "Firefox is already running" error. Internet explorer will also close down and give an error as well. Other programs such as Windows Media Player will unexpectedly shut down and give errors also. Wallpaper will disappear, etc. Just a few examples. Your going to see a few malware programs in the DDS, I did try using them before finding this forum, but they have all failed so far.

I did my best to follow instructions on what to do before posting, but I am unable to uninstall uTorrent and Daemon Tools, not even in safe mode. I have Windows XP Professional edition and the anti virus I was using was AVG 8 free.

Here is the DDS.txt:


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 14:05:42.93 on Wed 01/20/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_16
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1726 [GMT -8:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
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Answer:Worst. Virus. Ever. (help)

I've resolved this issue on my own, you can go ahead and delete this thread. Thanks!

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I have a feeling this is a vundo virus or a variant of it, as some of the symptoms are similar to a vundo i previously got rid of on an old computer.

I cannot even boot my computer in safe mode, i get a blue screen of death immediately after windows boots that says DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

I tried using a vista repair disk to run system restore but that did not work. I managed to get a hijackthis logfile from the computer in safe mode before it crashed once, but now i cant even boot it long enough to do anything. I would just wipe the HD and do a fresh install but I need many files that are on my HD. any ideas what i can do??


Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:49:30 PM, on 12/3/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&s=1&o=vp64&d=1108&m=fx6800-01e&c=BB
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&s=1&o=vp64&d=1108&m=fx6800-01e&c=BB
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.c... Read more

Answer:worst virus i've ever seen

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

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




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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

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

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

P.S. Please do not use quote or code tags for the logs.

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I picked up this virus, it puts a small blinking red x next to the time in the lower right hand corner. It made my wallpaper a clickable image that brings you to one of those antivirus scans on the internet. Also, I get 3 or four different pop-ups (yourprivacygaurd, ultimate defender, windows security alerts etc..). I don't have to be on the internet even and they pop-up. I've run Ad-aware, AVG, and Spybot to no avail. Below is my hijackthis log, someone pleease help, I'm dying here!!!!

StartupList report, 10/7/2007, 10:30:50 AM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:\HijackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
* Using default options
==================================================

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:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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Answer:worst virus ever!!!!!

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Before beginning the proposed fix, read this post completely. Any questions should be kindly asked before proceeding. Ensure that there are no open browsers when carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Please download SmitfraudFix to your Desktop. Do not run it yet. We will shortly

Restart your computer in Safe ModeAfter hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
Use the up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.
Login with your usual account
Once you have logged in, a warning message will appear regarding starting windows in Safe mode, click OK and windows will load your desktop environment

Note: Some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work.

Double-click on SmitfraudFix.exe to start the tool.

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I have no idea what has hijacked my computer. Norton keeps going crazy, and now my desktop has changed to a blue background with a hyperlink. The text on the desktop is as follows:

Line 1 ..."Warning Spyware threat has been detected on your PC...
Line 2 ... "Your computer has several fatal errors due to spyware activities...
Line 3 ... "It is strongly recommended to install an antispyware software to close all security vulnerabilities...
Line 4 ... "Antispyware software helps protect your pc against spyware and other security threats.
Line 5 ... "Click here" weblink ... http://livesecuritycenter.com/?aid=444


Also, Windows Security Center displays threat "TrojanDownloader.XS"


Please help!! I really have no idea where to begin! Thanks again!

-Kent




Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:28:55 AM, on 3/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\sbwltbxa.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
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Answer:Hijacked in the worst way!!!

Wanted to include screen grabs of the desktop and a warning I'm not familiar with.

-Kent

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i've never seen anything like this before. i'm all but ready to call a priest to have a look at a computer i use at work. the worst case of spyware i have ever seen. everything from desktop hijacking to .html files made to look like windows forms. i really can't fix the problem. Spybot didn't fix the problem. system mechanics didn't fix the problem. it has to be the registry! please, could you help? i'll post below the log i collected from hijack this.


Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:04:30 PM, on 3/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rxjddnvj.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter
Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network
Utility\WLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\m... Read more

Answer:Worst possible thing.

i know it's difficult to get excited over someone else's problem.

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Trying to fix my parents computer, running on windows XP. They obviously had some viruses and I ran some scans and got rif of some with different programs I'd already installed and tried to clean it out a little a couple days ago- it only got worse- it's now pratically unusable. Heres a list of the issues.

Desktop is blank with no icons, start menu comes up empty. I had to click an ad just to get into internet explorer here.
Getting a tons of errors at the same time reading "Failed to save all the components to //system 32..., the file is corrupted or unreadable." and another error that says the "Files indexation process has failed" and one that says "RAM memory is incredably unstable"
I can not exit out of a fake virus protection program called "system fix", and task manager will not open.
Occasionally a video or audio ad will pop up, ussually a virus protection ad.
I seem to be unable to right-click...
I can not seem to download any form of software
Most of the time when I search or click a link to something that will help, it sends me to an AOL website, or more spam.

Anything I can do to save this old piece of junk for them at this point?

Answer:Worst virus I've ever seen

Bump and update.

I've found logging in as a different user allows me one or two more abilities- it still shows a couple programs, and I can manage my way on to the internet, but every time I try to download some kind of anti-virus program, it ends in an error, and most times I try to go to an anti-virus site, it redirects me to spam. It still makes it look as if all the files are gone, even though they seem as if there still there- for example, I get get into itunes randomly and have all the songs, but when going into desktop, it doesn't show anything in any of main files at all.

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

Answer:Dell Worst Pc ever!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is my only option reinstall.

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

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

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
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Answer:Worst infection I have seen. Not sure what it is.

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

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A friend is doing a Web Design course at a local college, His tutor has asked for nominations for the best and worst web sites.My friend has lots of ideas for the best, but would like suggestions for the worst. He would appreciate any suggestions for examples of the worst?.

Answer:What is the "Worst" web site?

I don't want to get into this directly.Too much potnetial for backlash...Take a look at the excellent web usability site Web Pages That Suck click hereThere is some superb information on how to get the best levels of usability into your site and also some links that will possibly satisfy your question.T

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Question: Worst Websites

I'd like to nominate a couple of websites for being about the most unusable I've ever come across.The BBC's Top Gear website and the Elephant,co.uk websites.Top Gear because it is so riddled with pop ups and adverts I find the site unusable and so irritating I generally don't bother with it anymore.I know adverts are needed to get free content but it doesn't have to be so intrusive, look at the adverts on this site (generally) or on Yahoo or Google.Elephant because it took me about an hour to get one quote out of the the site without it crashing and flashing up java errors and page unable to be displayed errors.Any one else have sites they would like to visit but which are just sooooo frustrating you don't bother? I mean proper commercial sites that have had big money spent on them and are still crap to use.

Answer:Worst Websites

I think we need to be careful here, or else you may end up with a "defamation of character" style lawsuit on your hands! :)I recommend my own...BA

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