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Things just seem to be getting worse :(

Question: Things just seem to be getting worse :(

Hi everyone. Let me say in advance, thank you for your time and consideration.

This afternoon I started the Malware Removal Guide (MRG) . Just finished. <sigh>

Anyway, I now have more processes running than ever before; my computer is even slower (didn't think that was possible, lol). It all started because yesterday anytime I tried to print a file it froze my computer. And in general it was running super slow. I restarted the computer several times to no avail.

Today I noticed that a program called wuauclt.exe was sucking up memory. I ended the process (if I hadn't I wouldn't have been able to follow the MRG).

I'm nearly at the end of my rope. I can't do my work without my computer. I could just :cry I backed up my entire C drive on an external hard disk last night. If I have to wipe it all clean and start over, I can, but I'd really rather not.

I have no ComboFix log because it never finished. I let it try to start up for over an hour and final had to kill the process; I never got to anything but a little box in the center of my computer saying it was starting ComboFix and I'm pretty sure that just starting the application should not take that long. <sigh>

Anyway, here are the rest of my logs.

Again, thank you for your time.
TF

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Preferred Solution: Things just seem to be getting worse :(

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

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

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Answer: Things just seem to be getting worse :(

Today I noticed that a program called wuauclt.exe was sucking up memory. I ended the processClick to expand...

That's windows updates.

Please disable all anti-virus and anti-spyware programs while we do the following (re-enable when you are finished):

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





R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com?o=14196&l=disClick to expand...

After clicking Fix exit HJT.

Now download The Avenger by Swandog469, and save it to your Desktop.


Extract avenger.exe from the Zip file and save it to your desktop
Run avenger.exe by double-clicking on it.
Do not change any check box options!!
Copy everything in the Quote box below, and paste it into the Input script here: part of the window:




Files to delete:
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\42.tmp
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\43.tmp
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\EAD1.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\EAD1.tmp
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\EAD6.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\EAD6.tmp
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\Hx25.tmp
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\is47.tmp
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\nst4.tmp
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\VWL2A.tmp
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\VWL2D.tmpClick to expand...


Now click the Execute button.
Click Yes to the prompt to confirm you want to execute.
Click Yes to the Reboot now? question that will appear when Avenger finishes running.
Your PC should reboot, if not, reboot it yourself.
A log file from Avenger will be produced at C:\avenger.txt and it will popup for you to view when you login after reboot.

Now I want you to try renaming combofix.exe to kestrel.com, reboot into safe mode and again attempt to run it.





It all started because yesterday anytime I tried to print a file it froze my computer. And in general it was running super slow. I restarted the computer several times to no avail.Click to expand...

Not sure that malware is the cause of your problems. It may be that I refer you on to a different forum for advice.

Run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it. Then attach the new C:\MGlogs.zip file that will be created by running this.

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As past postings this week probs started with new video card and loss of sound. Seems loss of audio devisce is a common prob with no clear solution?Tried many tweeks in threads etc with no sucessNow with putting card in and out and removing old drivers the PC wont even auto recognise the new card when put in and will not give a display with the video card in place - I have to remove card and use the basic mother board out put.I think I need to use system restore ? But it says it cant go back - another thread said this must be run in safe mode to work? How do I get to safe mode?...Obviously I'm not too good at this! Running XP, card detais etc on my last couple of postsI am getting desperate and my wife is getting ready for divorce!!would greatly appreciaate any helpMany Thanks

Answer:Seem to be making things worse!!

It sounds (no pun intended) like you have a faulty graphics card, but as I haven't seen your other thread and you haven't supplied a link to it, it's difficult to say."How do I get to safe mode?..."You don't need to run System Restore from Safe Mode, but you get to Safe Mode by pressing F8 on startup and choosing the Safe Mode option from the Advanced Startup Menu.

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Please help...I have been trying for over a week with no response...I believe I have some sort of virus. All was functioning properly (until today) but my computer roared like a jet engine. Now windows are opening without any reason. I have read some of your other responses & tried some of the recommended fixes. I don't know what the HJT means so I don't know if I have the same problem & don't want to go all the way. I ran several malwarebytes & spybot search & destroy scans...Twice in safemode mode. I tried 2 AVG scans then uninstalled it. Please help a novice thats going in circles.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:00:14, on 6/8/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\hp\drivers\hpl... Read more

Answer:Please check my log...Things are getting worse

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:51:01 PM, on 7/19/2006
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\COMPAQ\EASYACC\CPQBZL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ALWIL SOFTWARE\AVAST4\ASHSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB918547\KB918547.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\COMPAQ\EASYACC\OSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ALWIL SOFTWARE\AVAST4\ASHWEBSV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ALWIL SOFTWARE\AVAST4\ASHMAISV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CPQTAPI.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.adams.net/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Essdc] essdc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast! Web Scanner] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\AVAST4\ASHWEBSV.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ashMaiSv] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\AVAST4\ashmaisv.exe
O4 - HKLM\.... Read more

Answer:Hijack please things Worse!

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Hi,
After being struck with the about blank; problem I started reading the basic spyware removal guide on the forum. Upon disabling the system restore I went to disable the RPC helper before performing the adaware and spybot sweeps. All appeared fine until I next went to use my computer.

The startbar was hidden, I cannot access the internet, use a printer, mpeg and wmv files state "error the rpc server is unavailable". I am unable to access properties for system restore or the rpc (when I right click nothing happens)and it wont read sp2 or xp discs to reboot (even in safe mode).

Looking back over it all I suspect this is all due to disabling rpc and not rpc helper as instructed, so I know it is my own fault for not following the instructions correctly.

I am now left wondering if there is anyone out there who might be able to offer me some advice to get me back on track before my computer is thrown out the window along with my sanity!
Thanks.
 

Answer:removed about blank but things worse than ever!

Just go back into services and start RPC and set the Startup Type to automatic. Then reboot and see how things are.
 

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got a virus about a week and a half ago. Mostly pop-ups and a few programs that would no longer run. Went to the trend-micro website and ran house call. It found several spyware programs and cleaned them however there was one malware program it could not get rid of.
it was listed as TSPY_AGENT.AAYO and had 4 infected files. I ran Housecall again and got the same results now with 5 infected files. The files are

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\enyrwsdm.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\inecanu.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\irmdbiro.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\sswaywxx.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\wwmnvlmr.exe

I am also now getting continuous alert bubbles from my taskbar that looks real in the sense that they have the yellow triangle with the ! in it and warn me about being infected. Right after that happens internet explorer pulls up this webpage

adnetserver.com/?cmpname=vm_hamm_middle&gai=hamm_h1pop&eai=hamm_h1pop&air=hamm_h1pop&gli=pop_1&eli=pop_1&lir=pop_1&gff=hamm_70888_34ea9b00+26D90C04503D4597A8F9D49FBDB00EFD&eaf=hamm_70888_34ea9b00+26D90C04503D4597A8F9D49FBDB00EFD&afr=hamm_70888_34ea9b00+26D90C04503D4597A8F9D49FBDB00EFD

Internet Explorer also now has security toolbar 7.1 which lists my security level as 4/10 and has a green button for "block adware/pop-ups" and another button for "remove spyw... Read more

Answer:Solved: tried some things and some worked, some got worse

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ok i problem getting redirected to other sites lately so i used tdskiller what a site recommended but i think it just made thing worse it might of gotten rid of the rootkit but now i am having problems as such my computer is going way slow it takes a long time for it to turn on and start up and i can't see my cursor it works for a couple seconds when i turn it on but eventully the cursor just freezes visually but the cusor is still work i can't still click on stuff but i just can't see where its at if somebody has some sort of info about plz help me and tell me what i should do
 

Answer:tdskiller made things worse

ok nobody has any info on what can help me at all come on plz somone tell me
 

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I've had a pretty pristine machine for many years. The last few days I've noticed some google redirection going on. McAfee on the system, free from Comcast. No viruses detected. Then I noticed my system tray stopped showing me the McAfee icon, and manual attempts to update McAfee never seemed to work.

Downloaded McAfee Stinger from another machine, turns up nothing. Uninstalled McAfee, ran Kaspersky free online virus check. Nothing. No hits from spybot or Ad-aware. Hijack log follows, and any help is more than appreciated, thank you!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:40:07 PM, on 4/18/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
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Answer:Google Redirection - tried many things, now worse

Forgot to mention that I cannot get to the mcafee website.
 

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My e-mail account was hacked over the weekend -- someone is sending thousands of spam messages and I'm getting all the delivery failure notices (most to domains like 163 dot com or 126 dot com, or in Japanese/Chinese/Korean language). My host provider advised me to scan my computers for viruses, malware, etc. I ran a scan with Avast Antivirus, which found nothing, and Malwarebytes, which found three adware files that I deleted with the program. (I have also changed the password to the email three times, and changed the cpanel password. The e-mails are still being sent.)

I decided to do a deep scan to be sure there wasn't anything on this computer, so followed the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST thread, then the Windows XP Malware Removal thread. After I ran RogueKiller, and while HitManPro was running, I lost the ability to click on links in the threads, and the ability to open new tabs in IE. I also cannot open programs by clicking on their icons, either in the Start Menu or on the desktop. If I right-click and choose "Open", they will start. However, IE either starts, flashes, and closes right away, or it starts and hangs, never connecting to the home page. (I do go through the control panel and reset all the IE options to default.)

I tried to do a system restore, but it says it can't restore to a previous point because nothing has been changed on my computer.

Anyway, once I figured out the right-click and "Open" worked I ... Read more

Answer:Scanning Made Things Worse?

Here's the original MBAM log. I did a full scan, rather than quick scan, and included my networked drives.
 

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Lst night Iuninstalled Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 and put in Avast 4 and Comodo firewall......I already had SpamBayes and spysweeper on the computer.

It did not take long and this morning it was worse. Comodo slowed the machine's browsing ability to a crawl...reminds me of Norton/Mcafee.....so I disabled it and put up Windows firewall.

Now it seems that Avast is ok and speed has picked up...although the installs screwd up a perfectly working "SpamBayes" program in Outlook.

Right now the separates are not necessarily "faster" than the All in One...and out of PC-Cillin, Norton, Mcafee, Zone Alarm and Kaspersky (all latest Internet Security packages) Kaspersky seemed to be the best and fastest with the only drawback being the Spam, which Spam Bayes worked perfectly with it.

Morning report.....Now what to do about Comodo and the scores of pop ups which take more time than a slower maching, but in this case...as slower machine with tons of pop up alerts....

Any answers?

Thank you

Elliot
 

Answer:Installed separate programs for AV etc and things got worse...

Hi,

The pop ups I am talking about are the Messages from Comodo asking permissions for each and every move any program is trying to make, sometimes 3 messages for the same program.

When you say remove all the startup programs except antivirus, firewall and anti spyware programs, do you mean from the Start up folder or from MSCONFIG.

I am assuming you mean the startup folder in Explore.

Thank you

Elliot
 

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Hi guys,

I'm running windows xp, it was giving me problems so i did a recovery, and now i'm having problems at startup, i get a black screen with a blinking light at the left top corner,i have to startup from the esc boot button, i don't have a recovery disk,another thing is that the built in burner now is in the I drive when before the recovery it was in E drive, and last but not least my Help and Support program button dose'nt work, so basically after the recovery the computer is worse than before, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:PC Recovery made things worse !!! HELLLLLP

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This morning, my wife's Yahoo email account was hacked, and someone tried sending a bogus "I was mugged, please wire money" message to everyone in her contacts list. I figured it was a spoof, but when we got the PW changed, there were two messages in her Sent box, including the original and a secondary response to a skeptical friend who had written back. To be safe, I had her shut the computer down for the rest of the day until I could get home and try running the READ ME.

Until that point, the computer (a Dell Vostro laptop running XP SP3) appeared to be running fine, with all Windows security updates and standard, up to date protection via AVG Free, Spyware Blaster, Spybot S&D, Windows Firewall. I was paranoid about doing anything before going through the READ ME steps, but did keep the wireless connection on to catch the SAS and other necessary updates prior to running and did not notice any slow response throughout the process.

Several items were picked up - a few related to a Coupon printing program and a few other things I did not recognize. After completing the READ ME steps, the things (especially Internet-related) seem to be locking up - I was unable to update Spyware Blaster, Gmail was taking forever to load and that made me worry even more. Logs are attached.
 

Answer:Possible Malware, READ ME seemed to make things worse

MG logs zip attached.
 

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Hello! I have a problem with my PC and I strongly suspect malware in my computer. I have recent noticed my computer working at exceptionally slow rates, I suspected malware and spyware as I've gotten them before. It was clear that I have malware in my computer once pop ups began appearing asking me to download anti virus software to "clean" my computer. I had fallen for these malicious traps before and closed these windows immediately. Therefore, I am sorry but I dont know any of the names of the viruses or malware attacking me. I have tried to fix these problems myself by downloading anti spyware and malware products online from website such as downloads.com. I ran scans with them and deleted several files thinking it would cure the bugs. But it seems I may have agrivated the problem as now I cannot even access some websites and I cannot access my local drive through "My Computer". I need a professional's assistance, pleaseeee help meee, I dont know what else I can do. Thank You!Andrea. heres the hijackthis report:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:20:20 AM, on 6/9/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WIND... Read more

Answer:Tried To Remove Malware Myself, Think I Made Things Worse, Help Pleaseee..

Hi,I notice from the log that there are running more than one different Anti-Virus programs installed. Avira and Avast.Never install more than one Antivirus and Firewall! Rather than giving you extra protection, it will decrease the reliability of it seriously! The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, your system may lock up due to both software products attempting to access the same file at the same time. Also because more than one Antivirus and Firewall installed are not compatible with eachother, it can cause system performance problems and a serious system slowdown. So you have to make a decision here and keep the Antivirus you prefer and uninstall the other one.Then reboot after uninstalling.Also, if you didn't purchase Spyware Doctor and you're not planning to purchase it either, I suggest you uninstall it.Then, * Please download FixwareOut from the following site:http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/lonny/Fixwareout.exeSave it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.The fix will begin; follow the prompts. If your firewall gives an alert, (because this tool will download an additional file from the internet), please don't let your firewall block it, but allow it instead.Then you will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.Once the desktop loads please post t... Read more

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Hello,

I was trying to fix my girlfriends computer for her by completing a reinstall of vista via the recovery partition on her Compaq Presario F500.

I managed to do this fine and so i started to uninstall all the bloatware and do windows updates etc.

However, the computer went into restart and now i'm getting a BSOD very early on OR the computer just turns itself off.

I tried pressing F11 to start a fresh reinstall of vista again but there was an error. I then made a bootable XP cd as a last ditch effort and a BSOD occurred.

Is there anything i can do to try and get this machine working??

Thanks,
James
 

Answer:tried to do a fresh reinstall of vista, made things worse!

What appears on BSOD?
What error appears at F11 attempt?
 

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Lately, my computer has been acting HORRIBLE. It used to be that I had a panicware pop up stopper free edition. It blocked all pop up ads, and everything was great, no weirdness. At some point I dl'd adaware b/c i thought it would make my computer even better. It never seemed to do anything bad, but things were slow once in a while. All of a sudden the panicware pop up stopper wasn't working so well, so i tried the yahoo toolbar. Seemed fine, but after a while, it sucked too. Then I heard about spybot search and destroy, and ran that. The first time I did it, things seemed great. Since then, it has quickly progressed to where I have non- stop pop up ads. I have since gotten rid of the yahoo toolbar, and now have the google one instead. It blocks a few things once in a while, but mostly all pop ups get through.

Basically, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced anything like this. I am so disillusioned with computers and the internet- I feel like everything is out to get us, what with all the pop ups and spyware. Why are my spyware and adware removers making things worse?
 

Answer:do spyware and adware removers just make things worse?

When posting, always state your OS and version numbers along with names of programs involved in your problem. The correct answers can depend on this vital information.

You might want to post a Hijack This log as well....someone here might be able to find a problem in there.

sekirt
 

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This started suddenly. I had just worked on a windows movie maker file for a friends daughter for a school project and was using nero to convert it to a dvd file. After the first attempt was unsuccessful, my computer was crashing and I rebooted. When I did, I could no longer open my Nero, I got the following error:
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item."

I soon found out, I also got this when I tried to use winzip, or vlc media player.

Who knows what else is effected. I have been searching for fixes, and found several threads here.

I have already tried a system restore to earlier in the day before it occured, as well as tried merging exefix.reg from another post reccomendation, and following instructions from http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421 still no luck.

Everything works fine in safe mode and I AM the administrator of my system.

I have a paid version of AVG. Ran virus checks, malware and spyware checks, nothing suspicious shows up.
It has now effected more programs, I initially posted in software, but now Im afraid its a malware or hidden trojan, as more and more programs become effected. PLEASE HELP I use my computer for my business with web design, photo editing and computer generated art.

I have since tried to uninstal my AVG and reinstall, system restore, last working configuration, HELP

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Answer:can not execute exe files to fix problems with my computer things getting worse, HELP

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A few days ago something got installed and I got the following Avast warning: C:\Windows\Temp\WER54CC.tmp.hdmp
Win32:Alureon-ER [Rtk]
Rootkit

It popped up a few times and I kept getting redirected on Google searches. I've been working on this for days and I seem to make progress and then things pop up again. I can say that the Win32:Alureon-ER [Rtk] warning pops up everytime certain services try to start. The list of services I have found so far include HP HealthCheck scheduler, HealthCHeck service, Intuit Update Service and Windows Media Center Update Manager. I've run Kapersky, Avast (however the boot time scan only gets to 99% and then it quits and I have to restart the PC, Malwarebytes and various other utilities to see if I can find where it's embedded. The problem with some of the reports is that they only show what services are running and those aren't infected. It's when trying to start an infected service that the Win32:Alureon-ER [Rtk] warning pops up. I managed to clean up the Vundo virus I had. I will attach the DDS and the Attach text files. GMER was running all day and I think it was at the end when I got the BSOD so a report wasn't generated that I could find.

Interestingly, while running GMER I was getting a lot of avast warnings about Win32:Zbot-MLK[Trj]. Today is the only day that happened and I haven't been using this machine to go online except to send post this issue. There was a posting on Avast's site that a virus definition database th... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Started with Win32:Alureon-ER [Rtk] but got worse. Narrowed a few things dow

Hello. I thought I should also mention that the services triggered the Win32:Alureon-ER [Rtk] warning always fail to start now. In the event viewer section of the Attach.txt, you'll see that the services failed to start in a timely manner or a timeout was reached. Thanks.


Alan

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History: My Home Office computer (with System info below) purchased in June 2007 configured RAID 1 - 3 year warranty

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DBC-OFFICE
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-7241
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1866 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V1.1, 23/10/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale Canada
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name DBC-OFFICE\user
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 931.33 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.84 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Had ISP-based Norton Internet Security system on it and Windows Defender up until Mid-January 2009, nothing else for malware or adware

Started having start-up problems, tried to run Windows XP repair program - wouldn't let me complete the process - can't remember what the error message said but it was related to missing files (sorry I can't find the details I wrote down)

Took Norton Security system out with the Norton Removal tool, reinstalled Ghost 12 and ran a complete back up of my HD via Ghost on an external HD

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Answer:Windows XP problems/AVG AV won't reinstall - fear things are in worse shape than I realize

Hi,A few thoughts. -If you are still infected then so is your Hard drive image you created!!-Read this and consider posting a log for evaluation in the HjT forum-Registry cleaners do not improve system performance and can actual cause harm to your OS.Hope that helps,t

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I have a Gateway sx2840-01 running Windows 7. It has a Core i3 530 cpu, 6Gb of RAM and a 1 Tb hard drive. I'm using Norton Internet Security 2010. On Friday we set up a second computer running Windows 7 and established a homegroup. The new computer is an HP HPE-400z with an Athlon II X4 635 cpu 6Gb of RAM and a 1Tb hard drive. When we set up the new computer we removed an old Dell that had been on a workgroup with the Gateway. These are the only recent changes to the operating environment I can think of. I'm having three problems that seem to have arisen simultaneously:  I can't run Internet Explorer with Flash Player installed, I can't download and install either Chrome or Firefox, and System Restore either fails or introduces new problems.I wish I had made  notes of my attempts to fix the problem, I'll make as complete an accounting as my memory allows.I first encountered the problem with Internet Explorer, when I tried to start it it froze and I got an error message to the effect that Adobe Flash Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.1 r102 had stopped working. I uninstalled Flash Player and Internet Explorer started normally, when I reinstalled Flash Player the problem recurred. At this point I decided to switch to Chrome, but Chrome was behaving oddly too, specifically I couldn't make any edits to my bookmarks. I decided to uninstall and reinstall Chrome. Chrome would not reinstall. I attempted to install Firefox, same problem. In both c... Read more

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Ghost, let me make sure before I make things worse.

If I add a second hard drive temporarily as a "slave" and use Ghost to clone the master to the slave, am I correct in assuming the following:

if I have problems with the original hard drive, I could reformat the drive add the "ghosted" drive as a slave and with Ghost transfer the "cloned" info to the original HD?

if I had imaged instead of cloned I could do the same as above?

If my assumptions are not correct or if there is a better way what should I do?

P.S. I do not want to leave the slave drive in the machine.

I guess the bottom line is what is the easiest way to get info back on the original hard drive using ghost on a Windows 98 machine with a floppy and CD-ROM?
 

Answer:[Resolved] Ghost, let me make sure before I make things worse.

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Ghost, let me make sure before I make things worse.

If I add a second hard drive temporarily as a "slave" and use Ghost to clone the master to the slave, am I correct in assuming the following:

if I have problems with the original hard drive, I could reformat the drive add the "ghosted" drive as a slave and with Ghost transfer the "cloned" info to the original HD?

if I had imaged instead of cloned I could do the same as above?

If my assumptions are not correct or if there is a better way what should I do?

P.S. I do not want to leave the slave drive in the machine.

I guess the bottom line is what is the easiest way to get info back on the original hard drive using ghost on a Windows 98 machine with a floppy and CD-ROM?
 

Answer:Ghost, let me make sure before I make things worse.

i have a dedicated partition on my machine for drive image files, which are essentially just the same as norton ghost files.

everytime I make some major changes I give it a bit of time to see if everything is fine, then I update the images. I usually keep the image before that as well, so that if something emerges later I can go back to that.

I've seen a single update from windowsupdate.microsoft.com make my machine unbootable; i've seen a single updated driver trash the whole installation.

what you are doing is wise.
 

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Hi all,

I started the day on a high note, before turning on the computer that is, thinking I was going to get some things done. This was not to be: So we start at:

FAIR:
After XP loaded it said that it had recovered from a serious error Product ID _251... so I did some digging around and got some info from microsoft's web pages complete with registry fixes (deleting bad entries, etc.)

I did a quick scan with malwarebytes and it found some stuff that I deleted and when I did a restart it didn't come up correctly.

Went into safe mode and it came up.
(made a HUGE mistake here. Did not copy files I wanted to save when I had the opportunity)
Closed out of safe mode and let it start normally.
Would not boot normally.
Tried to boot in to safe mode and now its recycling back to POST, we have gone to...
BAD:
Hmmm. So I thought how about putting the XP disk in and then do an install leaving file system intact.
When I got to the point of doing the install I chickened out because it said that it might delete the My Documents folder (had some things in there I didn't want to lose) I've done this procedure before and perhaps I should have taken the second opportunity to recover gracefully but I did not.

I hit F3 to cancel out of the install to try and boot from my other HD that has XP (but with some driver issues that I had yet fixed.)

I went into the CMOS to change boot order and notice that the hard drive (the one that I was trying to boot into is not showing ... Read more

Answer:HD/Filesystem prob:Went from fair to bad; then to worse, much worse

Test the HDD with the drive manufacturers disk tools (preferably using a different PC). Run the short and long tests. If either test fails or has errors, the drive is faulty.

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My icons are disappearing
The computer is running slow
Viruses have completely taken over my computer
I am going through financial difficulties right now and would REALLY appreciate help.
I understand computers therefore I can take direction fairly well..
Just please tell me what I need to do.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:19:43 AM, on 5/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcd\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
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Answer:It's Getting Worse & Worse. PLEASE. I cannot afford to bring it anywhere:( LOG INSIDE

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i've had verizondsl for about half a year or so now, and from last month to present, the connection has been horrible.. sometimes it would just hang for up to a minute at a time, with the modem activity light blinking slowly (loss of connectivity).. before it started, speeds were decent, and although slow compared to the optimum cable i was used to, it was sufficient. now it's just pure garbage. if it weren't for the fact that we're getting free cable, i would immediately switch to roadrunner

i figure asking you guys is probly much more helpful than those scripted outsourced fools at tech support. i tried all that "reset your modem" "unplug the ethernet cord" "make sure you're computer is on" crap already and would like some REAL answers..

PS- at my old house, we used to have verizon as well, and after a while it just stopped all of a sudden and when we called to see what happened, they said since there was construction in the area, they must have switched our phone line over to one with a further CO, and we were now too far to service. verizon is teh gay.
 

Answer:verizondsl getting worse and worse speeds

Well try plugging the modem into the demark jack if you have one (by where the phone line comes into your house). See if this still happensl. If it doesn't maybe something happened to your internal phone lines. (this probalby won't be the issue I'm betting).

Beyond doing that phone your ISP and get them to file a support ticket or whatever they call it there. When I was having trouble with my DSL connection a couple years ago I phoned up, they sent a guy from the telephone company to test the line and they replaced a device at the CO and the connection has been perfect ever since.




The [H]orde needs You!
 

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Initially it was Edge not working properly, now it mostly crashes. Even the new "amazing" feature of tab previews doesn't work properly. Imagine, I moved back to Chrome after so many years of being a happy IE user. Cortana was a bit iffy with "Hey Cortana". Now she doesn't listen to what I say at all, even when I press the button. The notification center has its own mood. Often decides to hide until I restart for absolutely no reason at all. Same goes for the sound volume and other flyouts on the desktop.
In short, there is massive degradation of various major features with every new build. And since I post all the issues I find using the feedback app, I know it is not just me experiencing these things. This is disastrous.
So, is it just me or you experience similar issues yourself?

Answer:Is it just me or does Windows 10 get worse and worse with every new build?

It's just you.

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Hi everyone,
My bottom fan on my PC was being very loud, so I opened up my case and unplugged the power supply, and flicked off the power switch on the back. I unscrewed the bottom fan and dusted it a little bit, and then I put it back together how it was before.

The part that I unscrewed also contained my hard drive, and now that it is reseated I cannot boot.


At first I got an error when booting:
Loading operating system . . .
disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

THEN, I tried making sure everything was connected well and tight, and now I am not getting anything displayed on my screen.

Apologies for the lack of knowledge and thanks for the help.

Jeremy
 

Answer:Boot problem, getting worse and worse

It is possible that when you removed the fan and hard drive, you plugged the hard drives SATA cable into a different SATA port on the motherboard. Get into the bios, and make sure that the hard drive is being detected properly
 

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I bought a Think Pad in April last year which does not start anymore, no lights,nothing.I wanted to send it back to Lenovo for guarantee.Ther ist only ONE problem, there is no sticker on the laptop which shows me the serial numer. Obviously there supposed to be on, but it is missing!!!I do have the invoice which shows the purchase date, but no serial either.I already quit wasted some time to with this bull**bleep**, I hopefully do not need a layer for that.Here you see the last response of the "support" manager -Dear Michael Mueller,Unfortunately I have to inform you that you have no guarantee for this machine.Repair of machines that do not have a sticker can only be carried out by a Lenovo service partner.Lenovo Service Partner:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/serviceproviderIf you have any further questions about this service case, please send us an e-mail to [email protected] or call us on the free phone number DE 0800 - 500 4618 / AT 0810-100-654 / CH 0800-55-54-54. Lenovo regularly conducts customer surveys on service quality.If you are selected, please take a few minutes to answer the questions.We thank you in advance.  Yours sincerely, Davor KrpanLenovo Technical Support IBM Hrvatska d.o.o. za proizvodnju i trgovinuMiramarska 23, 10 000 Zagreb, HrvatskaUpisan kod Trgova?kog suda u Zagrebu pod br. 080011422Temeljni kapital: 788,000.00 kuna - upla?en u cijelostiDirektor: ?eljka Ti?i??iro ra?un kod: RAIFFEISENBANK AUSTRIA d.d. Zagreb,... Read more

Answer:guarantee handling - bad worse than worse

I just forgot to mentioned, that the purchase was done through the Leonovo online shop itself -  VERSANDBESTÄTIGUNG Ihre Bestellung wurde versendetSehr geehrte(r) Michael Müller,vielen Dank für Ihre Bestellung im Lenovo Online-Shop, der von Digital River unterstützt wird.Die folgenden Produkte wurden versendet.Bestelldatum14. April 2017Bestellnummer23856585462Tracking-nummer1ZAF68846704024055Folgende Artikel wurden versendet: BestellmengeProdukt-SKUProduktnameVersandmengeVersandmenge gesamtBetrag120J1CTO1WWThinkPad 13 2G11800,52EURWenn Sie per Kreditkarte bezahlt haben, wurde Ihre Karte nun belastet.

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I was curious if anyone out there knows anything about this...

I have a self-built computer, three years old now...and day by day it's getting worse and worse!

AMD Athalon XP @ 1.1 GHz
512MB PC2700 DDR-SDRAM
Windows XP Pro.
Radeon 9500 Pro. 128MB DDR

The problems started about six months ago--every time I'd turn on the computer, it'd scan the hard drive for errors, claiming an improper shutdown. Then, two months ago, it started going to a black screen saying a windows file is corrupt, use the XP CD to restore the file--but simply restarting the computer at that point would get it going (only came up on a fresh start).

Then in the recent times, the screen is completely black. I turn on the computer, and no signal is sent (I'm guessing) to the monitor, so it's just flashing the power light...but after waiting approximently 10seconds, and restarting ('reset button'), it would go to the other problems--file corrupt screen, then the error scan...and this latest time, it took 4 resets for the screen to catch a signal...

All wires are plugged in good, and everything seems to be functioning properly, except for, of course, this problem I have...and I really have no idea where to start on fixing this. I planned on keeping this computer for another year or so--and hope this can be fixed! Anyways, any ideas/suggestions, please let me know!

Thanks,
-X

Answer:My Computer - Getting Worse & Worse! Is there hope?

take the graphics card out and insert it back in firmly making sure it is sat properly in its slot. check the manufacturers websites for your motherboard and graphics card and see what the bios updates do, and see if they have any FAQ's to check if anyone else has been having similiar problems to you in terms of people who have the same motherboard or graphics card??

Email the manufacturer(s) for your motherboard company and graphics company.

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Hello my new bestest friends. I need help ! (as does everyone who comes here) My computer has been running like a bag of you know what for about 3 weeks. IE became corrupt and will not start even after uninstalling and re installing Versions 6 & 7. However this is not the problem as I am currently using safari and finding it great. The problem lies with my computer and it's sluggishness, ever since IE became corrupt my computer seems to have slowed. I am getting occasional Internal memory (blue dos screen) errors and several other little glitches like windows XP's search program will not close after I perform a file search. I have performed several Virus & spyware checks such as AVG and Spyware Doctor also several registry progs like registry Booster.AVG comes up clean, however Spyware Doctor and Registry Booster both show a lot of Registry errors inluding heaps of lnk file and url files. I removed most of these the first time around but discovered it to have deleted all my shortcuts and bookmarks that I much needed (well not so much the shortcuts) It did not remove the actual .exe files but was a major hassle as my dektop shortcuts where wiped. So I performed a system restore and now have everything back.I am wondering are/have these files become corrupt or is this just overkill on the software (spyware Doc & reg booster) behalf?? I have also noticed in my Hijack this log that there are several (missing files).I am so in need of help as i use my computer to p... Read more

Answer:Need Help Computer Getting Worse And Worse!

Hello Krisso,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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I recently had a pretty badly infected computer that was sorted out over at the PCPitstop Forums (see thread here: http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?show...170536&st=0 ). Now that I am (presumably) clean, I have some other issues.During the repair to my system I was told to update my Java (as well as uninstall old versions). I got a few notices that I couldn't because of admin things, but they uninstalled anyway it looked like, but then when I tried to install the latest (jre-6u14-windows-i586.exe) it says "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation." Thing is I am the only user and have full administrator access. Doing some searching, I found the trying the MSInstaller clean up utility could help, but that give the same message when I try it. Then I saw I could check msconfig to make sure it was running. MSConfig shows it as Stopped, but the box is checked next to it. Trying to check and uncheck, then apply, it says "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an administrator account to make the specified changes."I also tried to update iTunes today and it failed to install as well.Some information:Dell Inspiron E1705Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3Running Trend Micro PC-Cillin, SAS, Ad-AwareI don't know if the cleaning messed up something, or if I am still infected.

Answer:Can't Install things or change things in MSConfig (Admin problems)

MSConfig shows it as Stopped, but the box is checked next to it. Trying to check and uncheck, then apply, it says "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an administrator account to make the specified changes."Do you have an HP printer? The msconfig isssue can be caused by HP printers. If you do have an HP printer:Make your change in msconfig. When you get the error message, click OK.Another box may open, do the same thing, click OK.Everything will close out, you will be asked if you want to restart the computer.More information can be found here: http://www.pchell.com/support/msconfig_acc...ied_error.shtmlThere is a way to get rid of it, but it involves editing the registry.IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH EDITING THE REGISTRY, DON'T DO IT.You'll have to live with the message each time you use msconfig.

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I have run Exact Audio Copy just fine for years. A week ago it crashed my PC. I ran SlimDrivers and updated a driver, but no help. I tried System Restore, but it failed.
 
I downloaded the newest version of EAC, still crashes when trying to open. I eventually uninstalled it, installed a newer version, same result.
 
I run Windows 7:
 
windows version: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 6.1, build: 7601
windows dir: C:\Windows
Hardware: HP Pavilion P6000 Series , Hewlett-Packard, FOXCONN, 2A92 
CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon™ II X4 630 Processor AMD586, level: 16
4 logical processors, active mask: 15
RAM: 4018032640 total
 
I also downloaded WhoCrashed after looking at a similar thread online. I saved the last Windows error message. 
 
The message was:
 
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
 
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 76
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8003AEFB10
BCP3: 0000000000000001
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
 
Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\051615-90527-01.dmp
C:\Users\Doug\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-101868-0.sysdata.xml
 
Looks like the three listed on CrashDump report are the same, so here is one:
 

Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump
 
Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.
 
On Sat 5/16/2015 4:57:38 PM GMT your computer crashed
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Answer:What is slowing things down? Memory tests OK, but things are slower, etc.

Hi. . .You mentioned a BSOD with bugcheck 0x76, but I don't see any mini kernel memory dump files in the attached zip. Did you run an app similar to CCleaner that may have deleted the dumps?Systeminfo output shows Windows 7 installed (or system 1st boot) in October 2010:Original Install Date: 10/20/2010, 12:53:02 PMIt also shows 403 Windows Updates installed.I went through the Event Viewer logs and found 13 BSODs listed. The first one I saw - bugcheck 0xc4 - Driver Verifier/ VERIFIER_ENABLED -
[font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]Event[2095]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
Date: 2015-05-21T07:28:49.000
Level: Error
Description:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.
The bugcheck was: 0x000000c4 (0x0000000000000083, 0x0000000018dbfc90, 0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000000118dbf). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\052115-116735-01.dmp. Report Id: 052115-116735-01.
[/font]If you have these dumps or any info from tem, please post it. If Driver Verifier named a 3rd party driver, it needs to be updated. If Driver Verifier named a Microsoft Windows OS driver, "unknown hardware failure" is the likely cause. What exactly happened when you ran the BIOS update that failed?  Was there any additional info besides "BIOS update failed" (or similar)?  Is this the BIOS update you attempted? File sp49851.exe from May 2013?
Spoiler
 
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I have a spreadsheet I'd like to turn into a poster - I'd like it spread across (that is, tiled) two A3 sheets wide and two A# sheets tall. It's currently formatted for one A4 sheet.What I've been doing is - Save As. Convert text from 9 pt to 20 point. Setting 'Fit to 2 by 2' and then dragging the columns and rows until it fits.I tried saving as PDF and printing 'Auto-Size', but that only blows it up as big as ONE A3...Any tips/tricks to doing this?(I threw this in Windows because I didn't think it was ultimately an Excel-specific question).Thanks

Answer:Blowing Things Up (That Is, Making Things Larger)

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Guys,I am going to build a gaming pc which components will used items.Can u tell me which things should i recall in my mind while buying used HDD,GPU,PROCESSOR,MOTHERBOARD,RAM,DVD DRIVE,PSU etc
What i figure out what ever i buy it must have warranty.Any advice is very needed.Thanksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Answer:What things i should keep in mind when buying 2nd hand things???

1. Make sure they work and are compatible with the OS. You can check Windows Compatibility Center. (Win8)
2. Check to see if current drivers are available for the GPU.
3. See if updates are available for the Motherboard BIOS and chipset (INF files).
4. Make sure the memory modules are compatible with the Motherboard. (Speed, type, voltage, etc.)
5. Replace the Motherboard battery.
6. Verify that the PSU will support your hardware.

Good luck!

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nothing works!
 
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Answer:cant download any things wetrid things shappen

can any body help
 
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I have a dell computer. I have windows XP. I am the admistrator person for my computer but somehow i have accidently tampered with my settings and cant get them back to normal so i can updrade my windows update and such. I want to use my windows media player but for some reason i cant. Anyway what i mostly want to do is update my windows update but i cant seem to do it. How do i get my settings back to normal? I think i deleted a bunch of important things. oops! Also how do i put my settings back so it proves that i am the admistrater for my computer im pretty stupid
 

Answer:Ive been accidently deleting things and trying to upgrade certain things

What type of issue do you have with Windows update and Windows Media Player? Any error messages?
 

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Greetings! Usually my PC is 100% Clean, I'm very cooncerned about everyday's treats and how to combat them. Also I am very carelful with what I download. The last week, my aunt inserted a pen drive without my permission, and mi anti-virus alerted. Now my PC is low, is sending odd fake youtube URLs to my Msn buddies and also is opening an odd precess named "zandef75" or something like that. Please help me to destroy everything bad in this filthy PC, because I use it to work and importatnt things. thanks!

Edit: Forgot to say this: When my PC starts, a message telling me that explorer.exe must close appears, when I click accept it closes explorer and start it again only to show again the same message, what I do to work in the pc is ignoring this message.

This is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 08:09:16 p.m., on 23/08/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\ARCHIV~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Odd things, Spam-bot and more malware things to do.

Bump, my Hijackthis log was incomplete :S
 

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I installed W8CP on an old notebook and gave it to my 13 year old daughter..
She loves it!

One thing: we noticed www.wizard101.com works fine in the normal
IE on the desktop, but does NOT work with the metro IE.. Not sure why..

Is there any way to get wizard101 working and pinnable?

EDIT: also, how do you see a history of links in metro IE?
In regular IE you click and hold the backbutton.. but
holding the backbutton in metro IE seems to do nothing..

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Guys,I am going to build a gaming pc which components will used items.Can u tell me which things should I recall in my mind while buying used HDD,GPU,PROCESSOR,MOTHERBOARD,RAM,DVD DRIVE,PSU etc
What I figure out what ever I buy it must have warranty.Any advice is very needed.Thanks
 

Answer:What things I should keep in mind when buying used things?

Suppose the answer changes based on who you are buying from. A lot of these things either work or they don't...

HDD - you could use something like Crystal Disk Info and hope everything shows up green. Or run a Long DST with Seatools (will take 5+ hours on large disks)
GPU - Visually inspect that it is clean, if possible have them run some benchmarks on it and monitor the temperature to make sure its reasonable and there is not artifacting or crashing happening.
Processor - If its less than 7 years old and hasn't been heavily overclocked it has an extremely high chance of being fine.
Motherboard - This is probably fine too if it is shown to work at all, check the caps to see none are bulging or leaking.
RAM - Nothing quick you can do here, ask them if it has passed multiple passes of memtest, you could have them show you, but it will take at least overnight before you get a real answer.
DVD Drive - if it burns disks and reads its fine. If it dies on you, not much you can do, things are like $16 new anyway, don't put a lot of thought into this.
PSU - just find out what one it is and google if it is any good. This really depends on how demanding your system is.

Basically you just have to have a little faith in who you are buying from and ask them if something doesn't work right away if you can return it.
 

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The title pretty much says it all, just today my laptop has been acting really weird and I noticed someone tried to install a keylogger on my laptop but I can't delete the setup for it or even move it to a different folder. A box pops up telling me "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I even tried enabling my built in administrator account to delete it from that still wouldn't budge though. My anti virus doesn't seem too bothered by it but I don't want it there! lol please help -_- I am running Windows 7 home premium, pretty much brand new dell xps 15z.

Answer:Can't delete things also told I don't have permission to delete things on an admin account

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

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Windows 7 has been out for awhile now and there many people giving opinions about it. I thought that it might be an idea now to ask the "experts" that is the members of this forum to share their thoughts with us all. To be fair I think it would be best to have 3 things that you like and 3 things that you do not like about. Please do not just put that it is wonderful, or that it is not, because that is not the point of this, be balanced and honest, thank you.

Answer:Windows 7 name 3 things you like and 3 things you don't

What I like:
1. 32 and 64 bit is supplied in on box.
2. The overall speed, ie. Start up, shutdown and program response time.
3. Windows DVD maker
What I don't like:
1. Urm!
2. Urrrrr!
3. That I have no complaints to finish this and I might annoy seti

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okay so say i open something like notepad, it comes up and its all fine... but then i minimize it. then it goes to that bar thing. then if i click it opens back up on the screen again fine. but if i right click it it just starts blinking. and the normal stuff like close maxamize and stuff doesnt come up. that happens with every program and it just starts blinking and is annoying. and when i have thigns like instant message thats not minimized but stuff is in front of it. i left click on it on the bottom and nothing happens except it starts blinking. then i click it again and it minimizes. then i click it again and it appears and this is just getting annoying. cant do anything the way i used to and with windows media player i cant even make it appear by clicking on the bottom taskbar i think its called... lol, but idk maybe theres a setting for this, just hope you can help me. i have xp home
 

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Question: Gotten Worse...

I know i posted about it a couple days ago with my computer going down the pooper. Well it was running real smooth untill recently. i had lots of disk drive space open now today it says i have 55.6GB of free space now i have a total of 74.5. I have been running virus protectors and spyware programs but its not working and there are icons showing up on my desktop that i cannot get rid of.... Do i have to re install windows or something? Sorry to ask again but i need help. Also i forgot to mention in my add remove programs there is a new program called search plug in and also micromedia flash player which im unfimiliar with and they are the biggest files in there.
 

Answer:Gotten Worse...

Please don't start a new thread for the same issue

If you are not getting any responses bump the original back to the top by simply posting to it...

here's the oiriginal... http://forums.techguy.org/t313054.html

closing this one

buck
 

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Hi,
I made a post about my windows 7 explorer crashing, it seem to only happen when I move files from my internal to my external hard drive. it was still happening, nothing i tried fixed it.but NOW its gotten worse. Its crashing on a loop...every single second.this happens as SOON as I SIGN ON...in seconds it crashing and looping
and I cannot do a thing but use my internet...I get a message that tells me my program
fences (stardock program) has detected that there is problem with 7, and it disables itself, Then windows7 explorer crashes. sends info. then restarts...If I start a video or a program before it closes (which is seconds) then it will run. I have been up for HOURS trying to get this solved. I have NO clue what is going on. I ran Anti-Spyware free edition, found 8 harmful things, had them deleted. I also ran my microsoft essentials...BEFORE that..and it Finds nothing...it NEVER does. but anti does...that confuses me.

SO what is going on? what do I do? PLEASE anyone, I am computer illiterate...
I have windows 7 (genuine)
32bit home premium.
I was tryng to get the rest of the info. but I can't as the explorer is completely locked up as I type this...please help I am so frustrated, I want to make Bill Gates come fix my computer lol...who has his number!?
ASLO! After it crashes and re-opens it keeps bringing up the c drive file location library? every single time, so now i have a list of these file locations open...also I JUST get a message saying that my firewall is... Read more

Answer:Oh no its worse! Help!

Can you get into Safe mode instead? If so, does it happen in safe mode?
Safe Mode

EdiT:--------------------------------------
Do you have a system restore point you can revert to?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

Oops sorry just read last line of your post.

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I have been workin on this for several days now and I am at my wits end. I am attaching my Bitdefender log and an HJT log. I have followed all of the instructions in the "Before Posting" page. And should tell you the following. My Add/Remove programs hasn't worked in years so when necessary I use the free trials downloadable from various places.
When I try and run Microsoft Windows Defender it says I need to perform an upgrade, and will not open.
I tried running Pandascan this morning and waited for over two hours and it never did complete downloading.
As I mentioned, I am at my wits end and believe it's time for some help.
Thanks
 

Answer:The more I try the worse it gets! I need Help!

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

You did not attach your HJT log. Make sure you follow all instructions in step 7 properly and then attach your HJT log.

You should look at your Bitdefender log (change the .txt to .html and then double click on it and you can see it in your browser) You need to delete those items it is pointing out in your email.

Is your copy of Windows licensed to you and has it been activated with Microsoft?

What happens when you try to use Add/Remove programs? Be specific.
 

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Is a 635 slower than a 640? Is the camera worse? Is there less internal memory? What are the differences?

Answer:How much worse is a 635 than a 640?

Here's the differences compared to the 640...
The 635...
...has half the RAM, which meant Facebook and Messenger refused to run in my case on W10M, multitasking is less smooth and whatnot. But it works for the basics.
HOWEVER, there are some 635's that have 1 GB of RAM, matching the 640.
...is not supported currently so you won't be getting Windows 10 Mobile easily, although some 635's have indeed been getting it with little effort oddly enough.
...has an inferior, lower-resolution 5 MP camera with no LED flash. (the 640 has a flash and an 8 MP shooter)
...is smaller than the 640.
...does not have a proximity sensor.
...does not have double-tap to wake or Glance.
...has a smaller and lower-resolution display.
...has a smaller battery.
Although the 635 and 640 share the same Snapdragon 400 processor and 8 GB of storage + microSD.
The 640 is the better all-around phone but I your needs are very basic and the 635 is significantly cheaper then the 635 may make sense.

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Question: bad to worse

Now I'm getting a little spooked.First it was just some irritating re-directs from Google searchers.Then multiple windows began propagating, sometimes blaring music, voices, phone sounds.Then, trying to work my way through the instructions in the preparation guide, I discovered that attempting to run the gmer.exe crashed me, locked up the processor, prevented me to restarting, the whole thing.Now, my touchpad has stopped responding. I uninstalled and restarted to replace the driver, but no effect. I am having to use a USB mouse, which works OK, but has not improved the touchpad.What's next?!Just curious. A question, for those of you who have experience with this forum--how long does it usually take to get help? Should I assume that all topics are addressed eventually, as folks find time? If I have failed to supply some bit of information, or violated some etiquette, I'd rather know, make my amends and start over that wait on the sidelines longer than necessary.Or should I just throw this piece-of-crap netbook out the window and get a real machine?

Answer:bad to worse

Hello pfosinger,It's hard to say how long it will take for a topic to get picked up. I know how frustrating it is when your computer isn't working properly. Let me assure you that your topic isn't lost, forgotten, or ignored. We work with hundreds of logs every day, so we have devised a means of seeing only those topics that don't have responses yet. At the moment, we have nearly 300 unanswered topics, the oldest dated Aug. 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm Eastern Daylight Savings time in the U.S.A. Your log topic is dated Aug. 30 2010 at 10:00 pm using the same time zone.Our volunteer MRT team members have various levels of expertise and training, so while we try to take the oldest DDS/HJT logs, it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us would want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.Please be patient. It may take a few more days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.Orange ... Read more

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Hello, I never write posts to ask questions when it comes computers, but this time I saw myself having to do so.
I have had many problems recently, and it just got to the point where stuff just doesnt work anymore.
I upgraded to Win 10 about 10 days after its launch. I loved it. I had that often problem everyone had but I could solve it.
About 20 days ago, everything worked greatly. Then, I don't remember what exactly happened, but all of a sudden I couldn't access the Groove Music App. Then I realized I couldnt open any other Windows built in apps, not even store worked. However, Edge and apps like calendar for some reason do work. So in an attempt to repair this, I messed up the Appdata folders's permissions. I had recently installed this context menu button when I right clicked, that let me take ownership of a folder, so I took the ownership "administrators."
Then, the hidden items check box in the View Tab on Explorer suddenly unchecked itself when I checked it. I looked up online and there it said it had to do with the Administrator account, but hell, I am the admin account on my PC, so this just didnt make sense. Then I read a simple reboot would help, so I rebooted and it was fixed.
This is where I mention my recent installs. Around the time, I installed this now piece of software on my pc, and this software was Bit defender Total Security. I had replaced my previous antivirus, Avast Internet Security, with this. Now, I highly doubt this program contributed to this in ... Read more

Answer:Help! My pc is getting worse

That last part went wrong somehow, here are the links:
click here
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10-windowsstore/store-not-opening-in-windows-10-this-app-cant-open/c0de1565-9c33-4604-a1cd-b4ce18b72117?page=2&auth=1
10-windowsstore/windows-10-app-store-will-not-run-cannt-add-a-user/682d6bd8-39ae-4ee4-b0fc-c19027b44552?rtAction=1444233209744&auth=1
storeandappswontopenreregistering/
1-windowsstore/windows-store-app-not-opening-in-windows-81/9882357f-ae86-4e4d-ba37-209aa960063c

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my topic is here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/134217/virus-and-rootkits/ and it has been a couple days since a reply, and i was told not to reply again until i get a reply from someone to help me. but my computer is now losing the whole task bar whenever i close anything...i can bring up the task manager and see everything there, and i can ALT+TAB between programs and they will come up, but when i press the windows button will not bring up the start menu. the HJT log is in that other topic. thank you for looking

Answer:I Think My Pc Is Getting Worse

Hi dizz15,I know it's frustrating, but please be patient. It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible.If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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Hi,

I just wanted to start by saying a very big thankyou to all of you that help people on this forum. It is very generous of you and it is appreciated.

I have been infected by this fake security application that says "Windows Security has found critical process activity on your system". It keeps redirecting our web searches. In safe mode I have ran malware bytes, super anti spyware and created a hijack this log all before finding this forum. Both these scans found problems initially however upon following the instructions of this forum no more were found. I tightened up my zonealarm resetting it to default and searching programs that try to run as they popped up, mshta.exe was one of the programs.

I have followed the instruction on this web site to the best of my knowledge and i will attach the logs of the various scans. All scans went well except for the combo fix scan that ran through to stage 50, flashed a page suggesting it was deleting files and then restarted my computer. I repeated it with the same result.

I now have a message that says "SQL Server could not find the default instance (MSSQLSERVER) - please specify the name of an existing instance on the invocation of sqlservr.exe." whenever i start my computer and it takes a long time before all the applications are loaded and ready to be accessed. It seems to run faster if the internet is turned off?

I am posting this from another computer.


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Answer:Please Help, its getting worse

I am not seeing much in the way of malware on your system. Let's do this and see where you are after:

Download The Avenger by Swandog469, and save it to your Desktop.

* Extract+ avenger.exe from the Zip file and save it to your desktop

Please disable all anti-virus and anti-spyware programs while we do the following (re-enable when you are finished):

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




R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:50370
O2 - BHO: Ask Toolbar BHO - {FE063DB1-4EC0-403e-8DD8-394C54984B2C} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {FE063DB9-4EC0-403e-8DD8-394C54984B2C} - (no file)
O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present --Unless you set this.
O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present --Unless you set this.Click to expand...

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

* Run avenger.exe by double-clicking on it.
* -Do not change any check box options!!
* Copy everything in the Quote box below, and paste it into the Input script here: part of the window:



Files to delete:
C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At1.job
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Question: It could be worse

I come to this forum and read all the time in search of knowledge . With the reading and help of the fine people here I have fixed many problems . Some posts I have read complain about a program taking a minute to start up . Some complain about a slow boot up . Well when I said it could be worse I found one that couldn't be . Uncle brought his PC out to me to see iffin I could make it work for him . HP Pailion with 128 ram and XP Home . Hooked it up to my monitor and turned it on . One hour and 15 minutes later I could finally do something . First thing I attempted to do was run defrag . It took 15 minutes for the menue to work enough to let me click on defrag and another 29 minutes to open defrag . Now I have it open and click on derag to run , 7 hours later it finished . Pc Was still slow . A bit better but not much . Started to empty temp folders . One temp folder took 15 minutes to empty . Emptied all the temp folders and the history then deleated some programs . Only deleted 3 small programs but with them and the temp folders I regained 17 gigs of hard drive . Did another defrag and this time it went much faster . Then I started on malware and viruses . Did the ususal scans I learned from here and took a bunch of them out . Got to the point that the PC was healthy again . Took out the 128 megs of ram and replaced it with 512 which is the max for this HP . Now it is running very smooth and probably as fast as it ever will . So when you think you are running slow do t... Read more

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Hi. I hate to be a nooge, but I posted a problem I had a week ago with a single search term being redirected in Google -- only that one search term was redirected. That much has stayed constant -- I've been using Google all week and only that one search term is redirected. My post has dropped down to page 12 and I think it's pretty much off the grid by now.Tonight I tried to run Hostsman to update my Hosts file and Avast! immediately put up the Warning notice that:12/2/2009 11:40:42 PM SYSTEM 2016 Sign of "Win32:Delf-MZG [Trj]" has been found in "C:\Program Files\HostsMan\hm.exe" file.I quarantined the file, but now I'm very concerned. When it was just the one redirect it was interesting, but this has me a bit panicked.I've copied last week's post here.Can anyone help?EDIT: Okay, it looks like Avast! may be reporting false positives right now with virus database 091203-0, the one I'm using right now, according to what I read in the various forums. I'll keep a good thought, anyway.But my redirect problem IS still there, and I'd like to get to the bottom of it, if anyone can help. Thanks!Hello again -- I was here with a severe problem about a year ago. It took several weeks, and a lot of help, but I got cleaned.I also learned a few things. I have since installed the NoScript and Cookie Whitelist addons to Firefox, I installed the free version of ZoneAlarm, and I installed a Hosts file manage... Read more

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dear all, any softwares that can fix this...

3 men go into a hotel for the night. The clerk informs them that it's $30 for the room, so they each take out a $10 bill to pay for the room. So far they paid $30, correct? You with me so far? Good.

A few moment after the men went up to the room, the manager reminds the clerk that there was a special promotion that night, and that the room was only $25. So the clerk gives the bell boy five dollars to bring back to the men. On his way up to the room, the bell boy says. "Hey, I'm not stupid, I'll give each of the man a dollar back and keep two for myself, $5 right, 30-5=25.

Well, since the bell boy gave each man a dollar back, that means each man only paid $9, correct?

Well, the last time I checked, 9x3=27, plus the 2 that the bell boy took makes 29, what happened to the other dollar??????

[This message has been edited by kokaik (edited 07-03-2000).]
 

Answer:the more you think, the worse it gets

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Ok my computer has been progressivly getting worse becuase before i wasnt able to enter my control panel becuase explorer would just crash. And now i started up my computer and restarted a couple of times and i cannot see my tool bar(the one with the start button) and my cousin is bringing my xp disk christmas.. what can i do in the meantime? oh and when i click my windows key it doesnt do anything.

Answer:it just got worse...

looks like a virus to me
what antivirus program are you using? and is it up to date?

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I've had 10 for a few months now. During that time I've had several automatic updates. Most have been unnoticeable, a few others were anti productive. The first and the last (two days ago) have been horrible. When I first downloaded 10 I immediately lost my CD/DVD drive. No matter where I look my computer can't find the old one. It also disabled sound from anything I recorded. The latest update is making me log in if I leave the computer for more than a couple of minutes. It also makes me wait before the log in window pops up. I'm beginning to think that switching from 8 to 10 was not a good decision.

Answer:Just when you think it can't be worse!

Would you consider doing an in-place upgrade install, also known as Repair install ?
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

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Question: Bad to Worse.

Hi all,  So not only does the Control Panel on my T520's nVidia card fail to work, but safe mode doesn't either. It gets stuck in a reboot loop for memory reasons. Using last known boot configuration I can get it to boot normally but the networking cards/drivers don't work. They are detected in Windows 7 but ipconfig only gives the Tunneling adapters.  Any ideas? Or should I just send it in for servicing?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Bad to Worse.

Hi kingofthering
 
If you need to use the machine temporary or to ensure your Nvidia GPU is defect, you could change the graphics settings in the BIOS to Integrated Graphics.
 
If you are not technical savvy or / and wish to save the hassle, it's probably good to send it in for servicing.
Have a nice day!
Peter
W520 (4284-A99)
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Question: From Bad to Worse

Hello to all the experts here at Bleeping Computers.

I was in the process of following your steps from the "Preparation Guide" when my computer decided to crash big time.
Initially I had my homepage hijacked by something called start.search.us. That by itself didn't seem to be a big deal. I was proceeding through the steps and made it to step 8 (Create a GMER Log). Approximately 5 minutes into the scan my entire screen went all screwy. It looked like the GMER scan program filled the screen and scrambled itself.

Now my computer won't work at all. After a restart, the computer locks up on the black screen with the green progress bar (Microsoft Corp underneath). I tried a safe mode reboot but it stops loading at the following line of text, "Windows\System32\Drivers\avgidshx.sys" This was the same line of text that was being scanned during the GMER scan.

After another restart (so many I lost count) my computer reads the following, "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:...." Several options are listed but even after inserting the original operating disc to repair, I can't get past the green progress bar thing.

Help!!! I'm moments away from turning this laptop into a very unaerodynamic flying brick.

(I'm typing this on my wife's Macbook, in case anyone was wondering how I could post)

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Like all AOL software, I'm wondering if the new AIM version is worse than the previous. Has anyone tried it yet?

It seems to have a lot of the features that AIM mods have introduced. I use DeadAIM myself, and have loved it for years. I tend to like things minimal. I've tried GAIM and Trillian, but I only use AIM, and GAIM messes up direct connections and profiles. I've tried AIMutation (sp?) and didn't like it much either.

What do you guys think?
 

Answer:AIM 6: worse because it's new?

i like it, but alot of people don't.
you just have to tweak it to the way you want it.
 

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I've been trying to fix this computer for several days now, and it keeps getting worse instead of better

I know from my Ad-Aware scans that it has coolwebsearch on it, but CWShredder doesnt find anything wrong when I run it. ad-Aware does and keeps fixing it, but it's back within seconds. I've also run spybot search, about buster, and pest patrol. My HJT logs are getting worse, not better.

I would be much obliged if someone could help me; I can't figure out what else to do.
Thanks!
-Vanessa

Here is my HJT log, let me know what if anything else will help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:41:07 PM, on 2/4/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
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Answer:It's Getting Worse....

I downloaded the newer version of HJT...new log file is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:13:41 AM, on 2/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\iety.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msbo32.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\ness\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 9 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
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I tried to run a payment on a website and the submit button did nothing but make the cursor blink which it still is.  I looked under inspect Element and there was a JS file that downloaded.  I looked at it and it looked fishy.  I tried to run the normal cleaning techniques (ADW Cleaner, JRT, RKiill etc) and they all returned a messagge. "the service cannot accept control messages at this time "
 
It is slowly getting worse by the minute so I am not sure that this will even get to someone in tim,e cause I know u guys are backed up but if possible I dont know what to do I tried to use msconfig.exe , and the search functions to get safe mode to work but I just get either nothing happening or the same message.  I am afraid that if I turn off the computer to shift into safe mode that it will loack up..  Any helop would be appreciated.

Answer:I have something bad going on and ts getting worse byt the second

Sorry, but it seems that your pc is infected with a virus or malware which is going to take some more work and a deeper look. No sense running a bunch of tools here.Please follow this Preparation Guide, post in a new topic and include a link to this thread.Let me know if all went well.

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Question: Bad to Worse

Friends,

It appears my browser (IE/XPpro non-sp2) has been hijacked - at boot time I get an IE page that advertises WinAnti-Virus and demands I purchase. I can close the window and continue, but there are 37 processes running and the drive is constantly active, where an identical box has 28 processes running. I have downloaded (but not run) all the software you recommend, but apparently nudged the wrong bad actor and now the system won't boot at all. I have backed up some data, but don't want to loose everything if I can help it. I don't know how to use command line recovery and I can't remember the Admin password to use it anyway.

This happened once before and I let the system just run and reboot itself and after about 4 hours it was successful. I have about 4 hours on it now and no luck. I will let it run all night to be sure it doesn't heal itself.

If I reload XP, will all my data still be there?

Things started to go south about 2months ago when McAfee found Vundo and couldn't seem to kill it off.....

thanks, GearHead.
 

Answer:Bad to Worse

Hi GearHead,

Check out this link and try the removal tool from Symantec.

READ ME: Virtumundo Problems/Resolution Threads

Should that fail, I would suggest following the steps here:

READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

Best luck
PP
 

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I just finished a download that had some pretty nasty side effects. I am getting a pop up saying "It is recommended to update you antispyware protection to prevent data loss. Please install the most up-to-date antispyware for you" then an ok button. This isn't the only one, there are about 2 or 3 that seem random, none of which seem encouraging at all. Please help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:48:46 PM, on 1/26/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.5657 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20935)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\TVersity\Media Server\MediaServer.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Unlocker\Un... Read more

Answer:pop ups and probably worse

Hi,Your system is severly infected. Problem with these infections nowadays is, it causes a lot of damage. Even if we clean the malware off your system, I can't guarantee that your system will be clean afterwards, because these infections/bundles leave a lot of leftovers behind that most scanners won't even recognise and logs won't show.Also, I can't promise you we can repair all the damage it caused... Even after cleaning the malware, you can still get errors afterwards because of the damage. Solving these is not always possible since it will be searching for a needle in a haystack to find the right cause and solution.So, we can try to clean this up and do what we can, but keep in mind that we can't solve ALL problems this malware already caused.In light of this it would be wise for you to back up any files and folders that you don't want to lose before we start. Reason I am telling this is because when a system is so terribly infected and we try to clean this up manually, the damage that is already present may interfere with our removal attempts. Actually, this doesn't suprise me at all.I notice that you never scanned with an Antivirus previously before starting this thread - because you don't even have an Antivirus installed!This is somewhat suicidal in today's digital world.That's why I want you to install one first!!* Please install Avira Antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/This is a free Antivirus.Perform a full scan with Avira and let it delete everything it i... Read more

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Hey all.
I am loaded with popups. I went through all my prelim scans, booted safe mode, all that jazz. I didn't notice anything for about three minutes, then it all came back. If anything, they just seem to be getting worse. Anyway, here's my log, thank you much for your time.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:43:05 PM, on 11/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tablet.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2G1.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mllcrap.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsxsvc\wsxsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmss\vmss.exe
C... Read more

Answer:Keeps getting worse.

Hi
You will need to get rid of the Peper Trojan first so run the PeperFix from my list..

After that
Make sure you have already run Adaware, Spybot S & D(check for updates) as these will do a preliminary clean first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.

Then....
Turn off your System Restore SEE HERE Reinstate it when your log is cleaned and then create a new restore point.Close your browser window and run hjt in safe mode... HOW TO RUN SAFE MODE and have "Hijack This" fix all the following items by placing a check in the appropriate boxes and selecting "fix checked".
Folders that have been highlighted RED in the log will need to be uninstalled.Check first as some folders maybe uninstalled via the Add/Remove program. Files highlighted in BLACK in the log will need to be removed from your hard drive. Make sure to have your system set to show hidden files and folders.. HOW TO SHOW FILES ..Please post a new log when finished...

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchBar.htm
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {016235BE-59D4-4CEB-ADD5-E2378282A1D9} - C:\Program Files\CxtPls\cxtpls.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Band Class - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [W7ABA] c:\documents and settings\... Read more

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Question: Getting worse

I followed your advise to rid my computer of a BHO and virus (red circle w/white X in system tray). Now my computer takes 20 minutes to boot, asks what mode to load in, (safe, normal, MS-DOS, etc), and only loads in 640 x 480 video. I've also lost the printer driver.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:49:56 PM, on 12/12/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SYMTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATIPTAAB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com
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Answer:Getting worse

hi, welcome to TSG.
you don't appear to have a firewall, even if you have a router you still need
a software frewall, downlaod the one from the link below!
Filseclab Personal Firewall Professional Edition

http://www.filseclab.com/eng/download/downloads.htm

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=92710
Download the pocket killbox

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/killbox.php
Download A2

http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

update A2 and run a full scan.
*Download Cleanup from Here

http://www.stevengould.org/software/cleanup/download.html

* A window will open and choose SAVE, then DESKTOP as the destination.
* On your Desktop, click on Cleanup40.exe icon.
* Then, click RUN and place a checkmark beside "I Agree"
* Then click NEXT followed by START and OK.
* A window will appear with many choices, keep all the defaults as set when the Slide Bar to the left is set to Standard Quality.
* Click OK
* run cleanup

have hijack this fix these entries. close all browsers and programmes before
clicking FIX.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
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new note pad mesgwhen I boot up.
[.ShellClassInfo]
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787

I get this on start up and firefox is giving me an error

Well, this is embarrassing.

Firefox is having trouble recovering your windows and tabs. This is usually caused by a recently opened web page
Can any one help me out?

Thank you so much
 

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Question: It's worse

my computer has been acting up for awhile running really slow, but now it's started this trick of adjusting the screen every little bit. It either moves up or down. It changes the sizes of the window as well. Then i noticed down at the bottom in the task bar, a button appears for just a second with a little icon in it. Then it disappears before i can do anything. Now, my email has started bouncing and i can't get outlook express to connect. Also, i was kicked off yahoo messenger and then all i could get was page cannot be displayed on even my home page. Here is my HJT log. I would appreciate your help.

Demi

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:01:23 AM, on 3/1/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Answer:It's worse

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Hi, I have been using PC tools for the last couple of years with no bother. However, when I wanted to put it on my laptop I lost the ability to access the internet. They told me (eventuallY) to reboot using my windows XP home edition disc. having done that I was initially able to access the internet, but I could not open links or download any thing, and now explorer won't open at all, I just get error reporting. Things have gone from bad to worse and I need some help.Thanks

Answer:going from bad to worse

sorry - spyware doctor

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please help-got a new laptop trying to use the wi fi.there is no wireless connection icon any where.maybe there no driver,im guessing. do i need to use the disc that came with my router.my other laptop works fine.maybe i need to use another keycode,i dont know please help.thanks

Answer:from bad to worse

I think you're already running a thread on this: click herePlease don't double-post.

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Sorry to be such a bother but this problem is driving me bonkers!
Every turn develops into a new drama-here's the situation so far-

(1.) When I go to click on a program (any program) my computer either immediately or soon afterwards pops up a window that says "program error-process has already been exited-has generated errors and will be closed by windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created." Of course restarting the process only sends me in circles-the same thing continues to happen-sometimes, obviously, I'm able to start the program but usually during the course of operation the "program error" window pops up and it's back to musical chairs again!
My system is, O/S Windows 2000 Pro, P4-1.6GHz 400MHz/P4FAN (P4-1600AR), Motherboard-D850MVL -MB Intel D850MV w/LAN, Rambus 256MB (2).

(2.) Now if I didn't already have enough problems I've apparently been infected with the Fortnight.E virus-it gets worse, in turn, I infected my ex-wife with the virus via an email (well, I'm sure you can imagine my situation-it would be better to have my nipples dipped in honey and dangled over a pool of hungry piranhas-she's pissed! Of course, the fact that the virus installed porno weblinks into her favorite file made matters even more unbearable-you'd think she was a nun or something! At any rate,
I have run a Panda On-Line AV-Scan-several Norton AV scans-SpyBot, Ad-Aware and SpySweeper-nothing works!
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Answer:Sos....from Bad 2 Worse!

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I have a virus on my computer in which my Windows Defender warning pops up every few minutes I remove it and it keeps coming back. I am also getting lots of internet pop-up ads. Please help before I throw my lap top out of my window. I ran hijackthis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:44:47 PM, on 12/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
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Answer:Please help! It's getting worse

it is:
browser modifier: win32/fotomoto
 

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 Can anyone help??? It all started when I installed a new game (well new for my old PC) the other day, when ever I tried to load it, once it got past the intro video it just returned to the desktop, most of the time, it did occasionally work. So I went to look on the web for advice and was told to update my sound and video drivers. My PC is an old PII 350 with windows 98. I went to ATI and downloaded what it said was the latest driver for my card, now when the game does play the colours are all wrong and blocky (I have also updated direct X above the one the game needs). So I tried a sligthly older driver, which was even worse, so I put the newer one back on. To add to this the company who made my sound card (Aureal) have gone out of business, so don't give drivers now. I have found on another page what was supposed to the the latest driver they did release, but when I load the diagnostic tool on my computer (some sort of direct X thing) when I test the sound, it says there is a fault there too. It seems that what ever I try to do, the thing just gets worse, I am starting to think about getting another PC, but when it works, it does everything I need. Does anyone have and advice how I should try and fix all this? Thanks James

Answer:It just keeps getting worse

Did you simply overwrite the videocard drivers? If yes, you may wish to thoroughly clean your computer by uninstalling them and running a program such Advanced System Optimizer V2 or Advanced Uninstaller Pro 2004 There is also a useful tool that removes drivers for you.. I'll get back to you on that once I recall the name. Even though your soundcard manufacturer has gone out of business, use Google to search for drivers. There is quite a high chance of still finding them.As for DirectX, see to it that you have the latest version from Mirosoft.Buying a new PC will not solve your problems. It is not the PC's fault, it is the users fault. Your problems will just start anew if you donot know what you're doing.

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Question: Bad to worse

I posted a previous problem in regards to my computer shutting down at random and suspect virus. It seems things have gone from bad to worse in rapid time. I have lost internet connection, I open a program "regedit" and it closes, same with "msconfig" I cannot boot in safe mode. Suddenly all that was in my "connections" are completely gone, that folder is now blank. I know in the past I have tested your patience here but am throwing myself at your mercy once more. Sorry if this should have been posted with my previous question but I am unsure as to how protocol is.

btw forgot to give the basics.
Winxp
Medion computer.
should be current on updates.
again tia.
 

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i now cannot access my e-mail since doing an update every time i click on the e-mail icon nothing happens its just blank, nutty norm again

Answer:its seems to get worse

What email icon?????????????

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I've had 10 for a few months now. During that time I've had several automatic updates. Most have been unnoticeable, a few others were anti productive. The first and the last (two days ago) have been horrible. When I first downloaded 10 I immediately lost my CD/DVD drive. No matter where I look my computer can't find the old one. It also disabled sound from anything I recorded. The latest update is making me log in if I leave the computer for more than a couple of minutes. It also makes me wait before the log in window pops up. I'm beginning to think that switching from 8 to 10 was not a good decision.

Answer:Just when you think it can't be worse!

Would you consider doing an in-place upgrade install, also known as Repair install ?
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

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Just a curiosity question. I found an old AMD K6 chip in a scrap computer.
I would like to know if it is better/faster than my "Cyrix Instead" with MMX?
Both I think are 266's and socket 7.......

It's for my first PC that is now used for solitaire and surfing the net...

And what steps, if any, should I do to swap them, if the K-6 turns out better?
 

Answer:Better/Worse? Two old CPU's for old PC..

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Please help!!!! My computer has been encountering various issues, the most severe has been the uninstalling of all installed printers. The issue first occured when we were not able to print using our photo printer, shortly after the photo editor application would be force closed everytime the "Print" button was clicked. Now all printers have been uninstalled without our doing. McAfee occassionally finds PrcViewer but cannot fully delete it.

Last scan came up with three detections (the two cookies were automatically deleted):
Cookie-Advertising
Cookie-Insightexpres
PrcViewer
HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:20:42 PM, on 3/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
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So my computer seems to have this trojan. All google/yahoo/etc. searches gets redirected to ads. I've read around and yesterday i ran a full scan using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware which took 8 hours and if found 4 files but did not take action. Today i am still trying to fix the problem but Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware nolonger loads up.

It will not let me view antivirus software websites aswell as basically any place that would help me fix this problem, ie. techguy.org, i am using my noninfected laptop atm.
My infected computer also will not allow me to download programs suggested, ie. hijackthis, combofix, etc.

I fear the problem has gone way to far and the only way to solve it is for a full on reformat. I even tried downloading the file on my laptop and transfering it over by flashdrive, but after double clicking the file (hijackthis) it does nothing. Will not load up along with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

Please help!!
 

Answer:go.google.com.....but worse..

bump

Can someone check out my thread and help me out?

- Did a scan with eset and trojanhunter, both found nothing. Scans run under quick and full and also in normal mode and safe mode.
- Google searches opens new tab (FF3) and redirects by go.google.com to advertisement.
- AV websites such as norton, mcafee, etc do not work (blocked by trojan).
- Previously installed software like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware has stopped working as time goes by (work of the trojan?).

Someone suggested http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php to me, but it always gets an error and unexpected program termination when it is double clicked.

I am truly lost and really would like some help with this problem, it just gets worse the longer its been.
 

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 Hi,I own a E1-570G. I bought a new set of ram : HyperX Impact So-dimm DDR3L 1600MHz 8GB (4gb x2)The problem is that i noticed that the performance of my pc got a lot worse.My fps dropped to 30 fps from a 120 fps ( in league of legends)I'm sure that my nvidia geforce 720m is active when i play...but i can't explain the drop of fps 













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Answer:Hi, can someone help me? new ram = worse performan...

I own a E1-570G. I bought a new set of ram : HyperX Impact So-dimm DDR3L 1600MHz 8GB (4gb x2)The problem is that i noticed that the performance of my pc got a lot worse.My fps dropped to 30 fps from a 120 fps ( in league of legends)I'm sure that my nvidia geforce 720m is active when i play...but i can't explain the drop of fps 

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Hi, everyone....
A couple of weeks ago, someone overseas used my credit card number to buy themselves a free train ticket. Since I don't do much (and usually through PayPal anyway) Internet purchasing, there is only one other direct way they could have gotten it - by hijacking my Internet connection. (I could be wrong about this, but it's what I think anyway....)

I use AVG, but after this, I also installed Avast, which I allowed to do a full system scan. It found 4 Trojans on this system, all in the System Restore areas. Naturally, I deleted them.

Prior to this, I was having problems with MSI programs not loading right. After I scanned and got rid of a couple of viruses and those Trojans, this problem seems to have gone away. (In the midst of this, I also upgraded the system to SP3, which could have corrected the MSI problem anyway - no idea.)

What the system is doing now is breaking as I type, which implies that something may be making screen-shots in the background, and transmitting whatever to whoever is watching. This bugs me - what would be helpful is a raw logger that tracks everything transmitted or received via the Net, but I haven't seen such a tool for Microsoft. In Linux, sure, but....

System: 2.0 GHz HP Pavilion 533w, 512 MB RAM, Two 60 GB HDDs, USB 2.0 500 GB HDD, XP Home w/SP3, AVG, (Ad-Aware, Avast)

Here's my HijackThis log file:

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:23:56 PM, on 9/23/2008
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My desktop has slowed down substantially and occasionally freezes all apps. Even after checking for malware and running a registry cleaner, nothing appears to be a problem.

Anything further to suggest?


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-3420 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7666 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6410D Graphics, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 936682 MB, Free - 794298 MB; D: Total - 17083 MB, Free - 2095 MB; F: Total - 1907599 MB, Free - 733989 MB; I: Total - 3815413 MB, Free - 1578731 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2ACF
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Sluggishness & Worse

Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2ACF

Hard Drives: C: Total - 936682 MB, Free - 794298 MB; D: Total - 17083 MB, Free - 2095 MB; F: Total - 1907599 MB, Free - 733989 MB; I: Total - 3815413 MB, Free - 1578731 MB;Click to expand...

You appear to have a HP/Compaq brand desktop and appear to have 2 TB and 4 TB external hard drives connected to it.

What's the model name and model number of that desktop?

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Go here, then click the large blue "Download Now @ Bleeping Computer" button to download and save AdwCleaner.exe to your desktop.

Close all open windows first, then double-click AdwCleaner.exe to load its main window.

Click the "Scan" button, then allow the scanning process to finish.
(Note: There may be several seconds delay before the progress bar appears, so be patient.)

Click the "Report" button.

When the log appears, save it.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE log here.

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Hi there! While I've been lurking here in the shadows learning from all of you, a nasty virus has decended upon my computer. It's the dreaded FBI virus, even though the pictures do not look exactly like the ones posted on this site, it's a moneygram, pay up or this will stay on your computer forever virus.

So I did some research here on what to do, but it's getting worse. Here are the steps I've taken:

Using Windows 7, Premium Home edition
Boot in safe mode with networking.
Downloaded Rkill and ran it.
Downloaded emsisoft antimal and ran it.
It quarantined 7 threats - 6 high risk, 1 medium risk.
I selected for it to quarantine, but it gave me a message that there was an error and it could not quarantine 3 of the files.
I tried to delete the items out of the recycle bin and it gave me the message that my recycle bin was corrupt.
I was trying to figure out what to do next when the white FBI screen took over in safe mode.
I rebooted in safe mode again, and every time, the FBI screen appears.
I'm also getting the message that emsisoft has encountered an error and it cannot load.

Please help. I'm at my wits end.

Answer:FBI Virus - getting worse!

Can you boot into safemode with networking?

Do not run any other tools when you are being assisted.

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not sure where to begin. my problems started installing something i thought was activeX to my fujitsu xp sp2 2002 laptop(not able to upgrade to sp3). i know the date and time as well. half of my desktop disappeared along with half of the start/programs. loads of popups and a mighty sirupy internet connection. instantly scanned with malwarefighter/superantispyware/spybot/symantec antirus/ccleaner.. and later anything i could think of. think it was the malwarefighter which found rootkit infection.(rootkit0access c:system volume info/restore..... exe). things seemed back to normal for half a day, only to come back worse than before. my missing desktop icons/programs, start/programs came back as i learned they only were made hidden. though most systemtools etc were gone..(later installed back)

now my problems/symptoms are as follows :
at (every!!) startup im told there is hardware found, other pci device.
my wave sound (in advanced mode is muted)
internet slow with constant avast popups
control has no parent windo.
tidserve activity 5
generic host process for win32 services problem.
my avast pops up messages constantly when connected to the internet.most mention explorer.exe.
the fan usually runs wild when browsing

combofix says rootkit activity
mbrcheck says c: error, physical drive0 mbr code faked, found non standard or infected mbr.
rkill says xSystemrootx\system32svchost.exe -k rpcss incorrect imagepath
gmer wont run(most of these programs wont run at all) ... Read more

Answer:rootkit or/and worse

Please follow these instructions: READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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Sorry to make another thread... but I think my computer is seriously in trouble. Everytime I click on my documents folder.. my computer refreshes itself and closes everything. So now, I cant even access my documents. I ran every scan possible and nothing is working. What's there left for me to do?
 

Answer:My problem got worse..

You need to reply to this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/774556-spyware-keeps-coming-back-log.html where you are being helped.

Please do not start new threads for the same problem.
 

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My PC is having multiple issues, even after trying the R&R scans. Only SAS and Malwarebytes completed without any issues. The last scan, MGTools, ended with a blue screen. Combofix never started the scan portion, even after waiting 3 hours. Root Repeal seemed to finish, but came up with a message about an inaccessable memory block and then the computer shut down.

The current problems I'm having: Google redirect (IE); Hard drive errors (last one was right after power on); programs not opening over time; almost all files on computer are hidden; message about corrupt files in recycle bin (even though it's empty); volume doesn't work; some file on my desktop called "settings.dat" that was created today and, according to it's properties, opens with daemon tools pro.

These are the only logs I have. I'm not sure what the MGTools log will show after the blue screen incident. If there is any step that may seem like I missed it, trust me, I did everything I my PC would allow me to do in its current condition.
 

Answer:Need help! Computer going from bad to worse.

Also, Combofix started off by telling me that ESET antivirus was running. That can't be possible since I uninstalled it right before I started the R&R cleaning.
 

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Hello everyone,

This is probably the very 1st time i have ever needed assistance this badly with malware removal...My spyware doctor picks up that i have a trojan called Trojan.Spambot, the file that it is in is called Rpcrt3.Dll, it is found in all of my Sv_chost prossesses as well, i have done safe mode, tried disabling everything that is Sv_chost related and i still cant delete this file...To my understanding what the trojan does is take up bandwidth and send spam e-mails....so the is not really a way for me to live with it, as i have tried, i would greatly appreciate any useful feedback...Thank you

Answer:Worse Trojan I Have Had

Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. If you can't perform a step, then skip and continue with the next. In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install HJT in the proper location.) If HijackThis will not run, try renaming it. Open the HijackThis Folder, right-click on the HijackThis.exe file and rename it Scanner.exe. Double-click on Scanner.exe (which is still HijackThis) and then run your scan. If needed, change the .exe to something else such as .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr. Example: Scanner.bat or Scanner.comWhen you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day. Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An... Read more

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Question: Worse Virus EVER!

I am running Vista on my HP Pavilion e9150t and got a bad virus. I logged onto my computer and all my picture files are there and I can access them, however, when I go to save them onto thumb drive etc. everything is shut down. My internet is wiped out, as well as my Dvd drive. It will not let me open or send anything to my thumb drive, external hard drive or bluetooth. I can still use my camera cards though.

My Avast has been shut down and so has my security center. It wiped out Spybot and hackthis, Malebytes still scans (unsuccessfully). It will not let me boot in Safe Mode of any find. Firewall is shut down too.

This is one of the several error messages I get. "the dependency service or group failed to start"

I back-up my files once a month, but have about 100 pictures that have not been backed up and I have to try to save them. Please help!
UPDATE: Malware bytes completed a scan and this time found 2. They are Malware.Generic (file) and Disabled.Cryptsvc (Registry Data)
 

Answer:Worse Virus EVER!

You'd be best posting this under the Security & HJT section mate. Use "Report" at the bottom of your message and somebody will move it for you.
 

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Using Windows7 and IE8 32-bit I am constantly finding that the program stops responding and I have restore the last sesion, or worse still start again. Happens on both my home PC and my office PC, so its not the PC at fault. For example, today, trying to post this discussion took 8/9 restarts.
Anyone else experiencing problems?

Answer:IE8 problem - is it getting worse

This issue may be caused by some 3rd party add-ons that you may have installed on both of your PC's. Try reseting the IE settings to disable add-ons:
Close any IE or Windows Explorer windows that are currently open.
Open a new IE window.
Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset.
In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset. When Internet Explorer finishes restoring the settings, click Close, and then click OK.
Close IE. (The changes will take effect the next time you open IE.)
After that, please open IE again to verify if the issue has been resloved.
If this doesn't help....
Can I suggest that you try another browser such as Firefox to see if the problem still occurs.
You could also try rolling back IE8 to a previous version.

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is there an easy way to stop these pop ups invading my computer every time i go on to amazon to look for something, windows 7

Answer:pop ups getting worse from amazon

Have you enabled the inbuilt PopUP blocker in your Browser? and do you have an additional AdBlocker for your browser?

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Question: I made it worse...

This isn't a computer problem *exactly* but the screen is basically a computer screen so I'm assuming the rest is similar? I really have no idea what I'm doing or why I thought I could do it myself but -

The screen on my PGE (Gaems G115) was totally obliterated by a well-meaning toddler.

I decided to google remedies and found a tutorial with links to everything I needed. Everything was going great until I had to remove the connector thing from the old screen and I broke it worse than the toddler busted the screen.

Is there any hope for my PGE? Can I get this part somewhere as well or is there somewhere I could get it fixed? Or is it a lost cause and do I need to sell it for parts and move on?
 

Answer:I made it worse...

Is this what you are talking about?
http://www.photoshopchop.com/store/Gaems-G115-Portable-Monitor_151699355195.html

If you are in the US, there is a toll free number to call the company.
https://gaems.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200877693-How-can-I-contact-Customer-Support-
They might be able to give info on the old G115 parts or where you can go for service; everything on the site in the M155 model.
 

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Ok I have several computers the one I am having a problem with now is a family computer used by me and my husband.
My AVG is saying I have a cryptor infection and that was four this morning tonight it is a whole list I downloaded Stopzilla but that did not really do anything.
I have no idea what Hijackthis is and am nervous about trying anything else without guidance.
Thank You!!!
 

Answer:Help... it is getting worse by the minute

I did the hijack this figured what the heck
 

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I disliked the nagging every 10 minutes and the forced closer if you weren there to say "No" I don't want to log off at this time.

Just now I was in the middle of a very lengthy and difficult SQL statement and without notice my computer just logged off.. It came back up, just pleased with itself for doing a windows upgrade and the recovery only returned 1/2 of the statement I was building..

I don't mind automatically setting up the update (without it I update maybe every 6 months) but why can't I choose when I want to log off for the upgrade completion?

And is this log off without notification the new way?

Answer:Is W7 worse when doing upgrades?

Go into the Updates and set it to notify you but allow you to do them manually.
This will eliminate the potential problem.

However, I have never had that problem. It always notifies me at the bottom right and counts down from 10 minutes. But, now I have it set as manual, cause I want to see what updates are being done out of curiosity.

And it is generally better to do a fresh install rather than an upgrade.
Win 7 is better about it, but it is just a rule of thumb.
Start fresh and you will have fewer potential problems.

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Good Evening everyone,

I was asked to look at a Toshiba Satellite yesterday that was said it would not boot. I received said machine earlier today and started troubleshooting it. If I try to boot into regular Windows it comes to the starting Windows screen and just sits there hitting the hard drive, tried to boot into safe mode, but it starts loading the files and then just sits there again hitting the hard drive. At start-up it gives an option for a start-up repair if I click that it will load then just sit at a black screen with my mouse showing.
I was researching this and came across a post on the Toshiba boards with the same type of problem and it was said it could either be that the hard drive could be failing or it could be a deeper problem possibly the motherboard.
I had assumed from the beginning that it could very well be the hard drive, but I don't know how to make that a certainty so I can inform them of what their next step should be since I can not access the machine at all.
Any and all reply's greatly welcomed.

Thank you have a great evening.
Spock96
 

Answer:Possible HDD issue, or worse.

The easiest route is to boot from a Live Linux DVD. That still requires the computer to function but not the hard drive.
 

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