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2nd time is far worse!!!

Question: 2nd time is far worse!!!

I have a Toshiba Satalite laptop (from around 2001) running Windows XP Pro. I bought it 2nd hand. About a month ago, we came down with a few viruses because my Windows Live One Care subscription ran out so I was naked for awhile...a friend bought Webroot, after installing program...within a couple of minutes every thing was back to good. Within 2 weeks, Total Security was making more of a mess than ever. So much so that I uninstalled Webroot and figured I would go with CA security suite only for it to load with errors, therefore it wouldn't do anything...Now it will let me connect to the internet but if I try to access my e-mail it says access denied. I am wondering if I am going to have to erase my hard drive (which might br harder than anything I've thought about doing. I have another computer that I am using for now but it's very slow! Can I download anything, put it oin a disk and run it on my laptop to clean it up? I don't know how to go about erasing/ (re/formatting). I have a disk that I made that says back-up from 2007. Would that have all numbers/files neccesary as I didn't get an original disk. I also found a 'registration number' file...Any and all help will be greatly absorbed.

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Preferred Solution: 2nd time is far 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.

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

Answer: 2nd time is far worse!!!

do you have your xp install disk and cd key?if not do not reformatdo you have anything important on it?did you try malware bytes super anti malware?also try avria and or AVGp.s. i am tring to use free soultions()

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I recently posted in this forum about the problem I was having with proficient hackers. I subsequently received really useful information which allowed me to secure my PC just a little bit better. Since then though the hacker has targetted my NAT router and compromised it.
 
There is a reason for starting a separate thread today. 
 
What I found is that I can't browse anywhere on the internet using HTTP and still be safe. Very quickly my traffic is detected and so the PC hostname and my live IP address become known. Forexample, my presence on this site is something that can be used to identify me. The number of concurrent users is not that high at the present time.
 
And if my IP becomes known, apparently my router can be successfully attacked. 
 
Of course I can browse using a proxy but I've found that I can't log on to BC and post a reply if I'm using a proxy. And the same is true of other sites.
 
So what does this tell me ? Well, most of the internet is being monitored by an unknown number of hackers who can ignore or use that information as they see fit. So this is a serious problem.
 
And therefore, here's my question: is there any plan to implement SSL/TLS on the BC site in the near future ? 'Cos I'd really like to continue posting here.
 
And is it possible to increase the formatting options if you choose to post without using javascript ? I found that if don't allow scripts to run you can't even use <CR> in your po... Read more

Answer:Internet security gets worse all the time. Time for HTTPS ?

I guess only the site owner can answer the question about HTTPS. ENTER
Where I've typed 'ENTER' (except that one ) I've pressed the Enter button. ENTER
Anyway, here's a comment from Mssrs Gibson and Laporte on the subject ENTER
"Leo: Yeah. In our business we're constantly coming across new victims of
cybercrime. And in thinking about it one day we realized that if we - the industry,
really - simply followed your advice of HTTPS-only everywhere, we would have
stopped every single financial cybercrime we've ever been called in for on a post-
mortem. Unfortunately, we were never able to share much event detail with the
public. Suffice to say, if secure HTTP had been the only allowed protocol, not a single
one of the crimes would have been possible. So [quoting listener question] 'Why not simply block all non-secure HTTP traffic, attempt to automatically redirect it to HTTPS to minimize
inconvenience? I'm asking rhetorically, of course. Thanks to you and Leo for all your
efforts each week to put together a world-class podcast. Thank you.'
Steve: So this was a great question."
"You need to have a security certificate on your server."
... "So, I mean, there are still too many barriers to HTTPS. It's getting better all the time. "
"So this is a perfect example of slow evolution in our understanding of the importance of
security on the Internet. I know we'll get there someday. I mean, there will always be
sites that are HTTP only. But I think that'll end up at some point b... Read more

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Hello,

I had problems with a slow PC several weeks ago and went through the Malware removal guide here at majorgeeks. I installed everything and went through everything step by step. Everything seemed to be working afterwards and I didn't post a thread or upload any of my 5 logs.

Everything slowly started to go bad again. I had a problem with something called dealcabby and I mistakenly went to a site called cleanpcguide.com and downloaded their fake solution software and made everything worse. It is at: http://www.cleanpcguide.com/download/ and you can see the 3 things it wants you to download. I see the installers in my download folder, they are: FixNCR.reg, SpeedyPC Pro Installer.exe, SpyHunter-Installer.exe.

Now I can't open my folders, can't install or uninstall programs, can't change anything - can't rename folders, or access my external hard-drive - everything freezes. I can't do anything involving system tools, couldn't even do a system restore.

One of the programs I tried to uninstall was "SpeedyPC Software" which is no longer in the uninstall list, but the folder is still there in Program files folder along with .exe file I can't delete.

I still had all the programs I downloaded last time but none of them run. I tried to go through all the steps again but, Can't uninstall anti-virus or firewall programs. When I run RogueKiller, TDSKiller, HitmanPro, they run for awhile then freeze. Ma... Read more

Answer:Malware - Second Time Even Worse

I'm also attaching the .reg file the cleanpcgudie.com site had me intall.
 

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I'm not sure if this is the most appropriate section for this thread because my problems are wide-ranging.

My old laptop (an Acer Aspire 7551G) suddenly stopped being able to run a certain game (Aion) a few months ago after a routine patch for that game. It no longer progresses past the initial loading screen. The developer's support agents have not been able to figure out the problem.

In the process of trying to fix this I have used the "Reset this PC" option, and after that didn't solve the problem I used the Windows 10 media creation tool and booted from a USB stick to wipe the C drive from the command line using the "clean" command in diskpart. I then installed Windows 10 again (there was a hiccup in the OS installation process where I was stuck with the "just a moment..." screen, after a few restarts, running diagnostics and disabling the wifi chip, I was able to get past this although I'm not sure what specifically fixed it).

With the hard drive wiped and a clean installation of Windows 10, the very first thing I did was install Aion and attempt to run the game, and ran into the same issue. This was a few days ago.

Today, the trackpad stopped functioning even though it had been working in this new Windows installation. I usually use a USB wireless mouse (which does still work) so I don't know when exactly the trackpad stopped functioning. I have updated the Synaptic drivers to both the older driver recommended on Acer's site, and the ne... Read more

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I've read so many arguments on this issue so that I don't know if I should get one of these, or stay away like the plague.

If you do advocate for this kind of software, what are the good and the bad here?

All the systems on my home LAN run Win 7 Professional.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Registry cleaners: Useful? Or a waste of time (or worse)?

Last time I've used one was for windows 98.
 

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This is strange. I am having a pretty consistent problem with file explorer in Windows 10 of late. I am running the latest release 86.17, Windows 10 64bit. Nutshell, when I create a folder, or rename a folder in Explorer, that change does not reflect on the screen. I have to exit the folder, and reopen it to see the change. If I reboot, the problem goes away for a bit, but then it comes back. It's pretty strange. I wonder if other folks are seeing the same thing after one of the latest updates.

Answer:Explorer quit updating real time, only worse.

Download: ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows
This program does not require installation, just right click and run as AdministratorFrom the menu, click on Options then click on Filter by Extension Type and select Context Menu Also put a check marks on the items as shown below.

On the list are the Shell Extensions with pink background, installed by the third party programsHold down SHIFT Key, click on first item & then on last item to select ALL then click on the red button on top left corner to disable all.CTRL+ALT+DELETE->Task Manager->File->Run New Task and type explorer->OKNow try Explorer again to see if it fixes your problem. If it does then start to enable one by one and repeat step 5 until the problem occurs again, that's the offending extension.

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My computer is a custom build, it is a bit old now, at least 5-6 years. But for the most part it has worked well and is still viable for most gaming. I have always gotten some BSODS while gaming in the past, like maybe one a week, but i always just chopped it up to probably bad drivers or some fluke and it wasn't a big deal.
But more recently, like in the last 6 months, it has started to get worse. It was happening to me about 3-4 times a week a few months ago; and now in the last month or so its been BSODing on me about everyday, and only while i am playing games, never while browsing the net or watching youtube or anything else.

Starting about 6 months ago as well, i notice my computer started to fail its POST. Which means "Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information."

At first i was worried about my video card, but upon further research i realized just because it cannot initialize video doesn't necessarily mean its a GPU problem.

I often have to turn my computer off and on and off and on several times (sometimes up to 10-20 times) before it will pass the POST. It seems that if i Power Cycle my computer, i get more success at booting. (Turning if off and then back on again as quickly as possible before the power completely leaves my PC.)

So, as of the last week or so, i can only play a game for usually between 10 minutes and an hour before the game either randomly crashes or my enti... Read more

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I have a few months old new w510. Right off the bet I had problems.. Speaker didn't work the right side.. First time I sent it in for the right speaker replacement.. and keyboard left click was having some problems. The screen also makes a cracking nose randmoly when opening and closing. They didn't fix the speaker but replaced the Bezel..something do with mother board..and sound..when I got it back I still had the same problems..I am very dissapointed with the new 510s..seems like everything is pos. The screen is still making a cracking noise while closing or opening.. I heard others having problems with the speakers etc..
 
I am venting..stupid computers and stupid people cannot fix anything right..now Monday I am sending it in for a 2nd time..here is the pic of what they replaced..
 
Link to picture
 
Note from Moderator:  Image(s) >50k converted to link(s).
 
 

Answer:W510 problems being sent to service 2nd Time..worse then W500

More  examples of HIGH Quality (NOT)!

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From Google, the sound distortion appears to be worldwide and has been around for a long time - but Dell tech support appears they know nothing about it. I'm using Windows 7 SP-1. The distortion will stop if I reboot. Without rebooting, the distortion returns anywhere within a few hours to a few days and, as time goes on, the distortion gets much worse. If you have any ideas on how to fix this issue, I will provide as many other particulars about my computer and software as you need. If there is no known solution, I believe a class action suit may be warranted. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Sound Distortion in Dell Laptop - gets worse with time (days)

Responded to this post in the audio section

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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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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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Hello, Tech Guy Forums!

I've got a Compaq Presario 2410 laptop running Windows XP Home Ed. (SP2) that's seen a gradual decline in performance over the past several months. Boot-up time has increased to about 5 minutes now, applications load very slowly, even alt-tabbing between two windows can take me on the order of 15 seconds. I've been running Lavasoft's Adaware compulsively, but I'm concerned that it's missing something that's causing the slowdown. I am not seeing an popup windows, but the processor seems to be working quite hard even when no programs are open.

Also, I've had a Windows Update yellow shield popping up regularly for awhile now, which is trying to install Office XP Service Pack 3, but it gets halfway through and asks for the Office XP CD, which I misplaced during my last move across the country. Office works fine (except for the overall slowdown). I have no idea if the update I can't get and the slowdown are related.

I've attached a Hijackthis log in the hope that someone here might be able to help me locate the source of my problems. I'm not literate enough to interpret everything in the log, but I do know better than to start deleting system files willy-nilly. Any help given is thoroughly appreciated!

- Tom
 

Answer:Solved: slow boot-up, slow-loading applications, getting worse over time

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hello, folks.

I'd just like to say that I have been coming here for quite some time and never even needed to make a single post because you had all the answers waiting for me, and I should thank you all a great deal for that. One of the finest communities on the web, and I'm proud to say I've linked at least a couple of dozen people to these boards, if not more. They all have recieved great help as well.

This time, however, I don't think I am capable of helping myself, and I think I require the assistance of a pro. I myself, while having been able to help myself before, really have very little knowledge of this stuff. Now, I did almost everything in the READ ME AND RUN ME FIRST thread, a few things I was not able to do. I think I know which malware problems I have, I am just unsure of how to rid myself of them, and I'd rather not take a chance and delete something important.

Anyway, I have attached my HiJack This log file, hopefully someone can find the time to help me as this site has many many times before.

Thanks, all the best...

-Eric
 

Answer:Long time reader, first time poster...Big time problem...

I need the logs from the two online scans listed in the READ ME.





6: Online Virus And Trojan Scanning

Please run the below two online scanning tools and make sure you save and attach the logs later to any request for help that you post. From step 5 you should already be in safe mode but you will need to reconnect your cable now and possibly reboot and choose Safe Mode with Networking Support. If you cannot connect in safe mode for any reason (like dial-up users), run the online scanners in normal boot mode. You will need to use Internet Explorer to run these online scans.

*** MAKE SURE YOU RUN BITDEFENDER BEFORE PANDA ACTIVE SCAN ***

Bitdefender agree to the license and then select Scan. Once Bitdefender completes the scan:

Click-on Click here to view the report

When the window comes up with the report. Click File, Save As.... and then change the Save as type to Text File (*.txt)

Change the file name to something short like bdscan1.txt

Then save it to your Desktop or anywhere else you can find it to upload here as an attachment.

Post the bdscan1.txt file as an ATTACHMENT.

Panda ActiveScan It will only fix certain viruses and trojans. Most items found will not be fixed. When it finishes the scan click on See Report . Then in the next window click Save Report. The default report name is Activescan.txt. Just save it where you can find it so you can attach to your message when you begin a thread with a request for help.

Cl... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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: 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: from bad to worse

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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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: 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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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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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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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!

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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
C:\WINDOWS\Ta... 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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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:
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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When I ask for Dos Prompt, the machine shuts down. A friend was given a Dell "Dimension E520" running XP Pro, desktop computer by his boss. Their business was replacing some older machines and giving the old machines to some of the employees. My friend has a very old CAD program called Anvil. It is a Dos program. It fits on a floppy disc. He has been using Anvil for many years an would be lost without it. He asked me to look at the machine to see if I could figure out why his Anvil program will not work. When he tries to run the executable, the machine shuts down. I thought perhaps the executable was corrupt. After a few hours of trying to make it work, I thought maybe if I started with a Dos prompt, I could get the executable to run properly. That's when I discovered that the machine will not provide a Dos prompt. The request causes the machine to shut down. I am at a loss. Can someone offer some help with this? In the "safe mode" the dos program works fine.

Thanks for looking,

Roger

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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
 

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
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Got a PC here that the lights on the MOBO come on, when you hit the power button, it clicks like it should, the green light comes on, but when you release the button, it goes back off. Initially I thought this was a PSU problem, but now I'm thinking maybe the power switch itself.

Answer:PSU, switch, or worse

Check the front panel header, to make sure the power switch wire is connected properly.

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I have recently assembled a new system and it was working fine until a week ago i noticed that sometimes when i am not at the system it had restarted and now its getting worse. It turns off and turns back on with a very little gap sometimes hours sometimes just after i turn it back on after the shutdown (it turns off immediately without any warning or shutting down screen). When it turns off, the pcs power turns back on like as if it restarts but nothing would happen, even after holding the power button to force shutdown and then turn back on it wont start but twice or so it loaded up till the boot menue i guess but thwn it would go blank. i would have to cut the power and turn the power back on so that it turns on. It happens when i watch video and even when i play games also while the pc is idling. Few days ago before it was this worse when i was using my system, a bluescreen appeared and it said critical process died or something like that..
My system spec is:
Asus Z170 pro gaming
Intel core i7 6700 3.4GHz
Power supply Cooler master 600w
Asus GTX960 2GB black
Kingston HX426C15FB Hyperx 8gb x2
Cpu cooler fan cooler master 120v

Answer:pc keeps turning off and getting worse

Run Bluescreen view
post the results back on this page.
Its possibly a bad driver
1]: [click here

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Ok so anyone who uses GMX knows that it's often down or bugged in some way or another, but this one just ices the cake:
And since GMX has zero tech support,

Tried saving it, logging out and back in and re-sending.

Recomposed it also to no avail.

What can I do?

Didn't want to change mail provider but I've had so many incidents with them now I'm really considering it. Anybody know any good ones (dont say gmail, my name has already been taken)

Answer:GMX mail is getting worse.

Solved,

Clearing my cookies and restarting my browser resloved this.

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What brought me here is a problem reinstalling my adobe CS1 - I had problems with acrobat and had to uninstall the entire suite.  I was unable to reinstall...it got just so far and then just 'hung'.  I spoke the the Dell cust. svc person who insisted I had to reinstall windows (which is a last resort).  I thought I may have an intruder on my computer so I followed all the directions or what to do BEFORE I post my question...all the downloads, scans and logs.  I am currenly running windows xp professional on a dell laptop.  I am posting my logs and hope someone can HELP ME!! [recovering space - attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:do I have a virus ...or worse?

Open Hijackthis and select Do a system scan only.Place a check mark next to the following entries: (if there)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - (no file)O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - (no file)Important: Close all windows except for Hijackthis and then click Fix checked.Exit Hijackthis.I don't see anything malicious, have you tried to do any repairs to windows?Here are a few methods to try.Do you have an XP CD?If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below:Click on Start > Run and type sfc /scannow then press Enter (note the space between scf and /scannow)Let this run undisturbed until the window with the blue  progress bar goes awaySFC - Which stands for System File Checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.If you want to see what was replaced, right-click My Computer and click on Manage. In the new window that appears, expand the Event Viewer (by clicking on the + symbol next to it) and then click on System.----------1. Download IEFix.zip and run it.2. Click the Apply button.3. You'll be prompted for the Operating System CD or the Service Pack Files location.4. Once finished Restart Windows. If you�... Read more

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Ransomware is about to get a lot worse, by holding your operating system hostage






Now cybersecurity researchers warn that new ransomware features could make life even worse for victims. Rather than just encrypting key files, ransomware could soon infect a computer to such an extent that the only two options available to the user would be to pay, or to lose access to the entire system.

According to the Malwarebytes State of Malware Report 2017, we're likely to see more variants of this type of ransomware, which is designed to modify the infected computer's Master Boot Record, the part of the system which controls the ability to boot into the operating system.

Once modified in this way using malicious code, the system will boot into a lock screen set up by the malware, demanding payment not only to decrypt files but also to restore access to the main operating system. The inability to do anything with the system aside from viewing the ransomware note will only give victims two options: pay up, or have their system wiped completely. It's likely to make ransomware an even more appealing avenue of attack for cybercriminals.



Ransomware is about to get a lot worse, by holding your operating system hostage | ZDNet

Answer:Ransomware is about to get a lot worse

Assuming I have back ups of all my files, can clean installation solve the problem?

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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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Is it just me or do they make hotmail worse every time they update it?
If you have unread emails, filter the inbox to view the unread emails. Select an email off the list and up it comes, a second later hotmail suddenly realises that the email is now "read" and navigates you back to the list sans the email. If you didn't manage to actually read the email in the 1 second you were given then it's tough.

Grrrrr!!

Answer:Hotmail keeps getting worse?

Doesn't do this to me when I go there. I find the hotmail interface loads much quicker then it did! I'm usin IE8.

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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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I am runing Windows ME operating system.Ever since a friend messed about with my computor (took files out moved some around) to try to help it run smoother, it has never run right..PROBS>>>When I switch the computor on I get an unusual start up sequence..Black screen, white words, headed Micresoft Windows Millenium Startup Menu.I an given 1-6 options and a timer is running 30seconds. If I let the time run out, it carries on as normal. The desktop opens as if all is well BUT ... I have Norton Systems Doctor that is very ill as it does very little. It just says things like Norton Intergrator could not initialize the currant class ect ect..an other things ...The screen freezes for 25 -30 seconds every few minutes sometimes but it can be ok for 30 mins...When I click on Launch Outlook Express, a dialog box tells me it cannot be started because MSOE.DLL could not be loaded...I have no sound what so ever from anything....The internet runs fine BUT ..I have no MSN Messenger or Hotmail...I have tried to run msnconfig from the run commandbut a dialog box pops up stating ...msnconfig cannot be found ... an I writing this in correctlyAlso System Restore will not restore anything, I have tried a number of dates...Should I put in the Recovery Disk or is this a last resort or am I there already ....I will check back every 20 mins or so...ThanksDerek

Answer:Problems now worse ..please help.

Well, for one thing, the command you are looking for isMSCONFIG

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I have a friends computer that won't allow the internet browser to function properly and won't play youtube videos. I noticed the following in the task manager: (refer to screenshot060, screenchot090). In which the things that look a little fishy like csrss.exe I try to close them and it comes back as access denied. When I restart the computer it says "Unable to set hook?" with an Nvidia header.  Any help will be much appreciated!![recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Virus or something worse?

Sorry I ran out of room on the OP. Also sorry for the size I would use an image host but the virus(s) won't allow it.[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

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3 days ago when i visited a questionable streaming site my pc got infected with malware. After the infection i could not open any programs. In safe mode i scanned with my AV Kaspersky and malwarebytes: noumerous infections found and deleted.

But now still when my pc is idle, the cpu runs at +- 23% (4 gb processor ). I read in the log the it may be a possible MBR rootkit infection, tried to fix this with windows boot disk: recovery console: fixmbr, fixboot. But no succes. (i have this proces on and off running 2% of cpu: Isass.exe)

the logs of the cleaning procedure are attached.


any help would be greatly appriciated,
Memphisto

BTW let me know if you need that last log.
 

Answer:Which one is it??? MBR, sasser, worse?

We still need the C:\MGLogs.zip --> from running the C:\MGTools.exe.

Also, download TDSSKiller from Kaspersky to your directly onto your Desktop
Now double click the TDSSkiller.exe file to run it ( if using Vista or Windows 7 do not double click on it but rather, right click and select Run As Administrartor. )
Allow the application to run if prompted by Windows or any security programs you have installed
It will start the scan and run rather quickly and will notify you of whether anything is found or not.
Follow the instructions to delete/quarantine if asks you what to do when if finds something.
Whether an infection is found or not, a log file should be created on your C: drive ( or whatever drive you boot from) in the root folder named something like TDSSKiller.2.1.1_27.12.2009_14.17.04_log.txt which is based on the program version # and date and time run. Please attach this log to your next reply. (See: HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post )

 

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Hi To All!
I'm having some difficulties trying to reformat my friend's computer...she is currently running Windows NT which hasnt run properly from it was installed, we are now trying to install Windows 98.
I managed to run FDisk and deleted her non- dos partitions and NTFS but it will not allow me to format C: it keeps telling me bad command or file name at A> prompt
Can anyone help!
 

Answer:clueless and getting worse!

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About 6 months ago I was infected w Trojan/Vundo and the BC gang helped me get back on my feet. I ran ComboFix, use Ad-Aware, AVG, Malwarebytes, Spybot, Spyware Blaster.

I enjoyed 6 worry-free months and now I'm stuck again. Windows will not complete loading--freezes. I tried to use my windows recovery in safe mode and clicking "next" prompts no further action after I've chosen a previous date. I have done a HJT log in safe mode only.

Symptoms when windows was working still:

Google results were links to other ad sites.
IE would not allow me to go to BC.com and other helpful forums but would allow me to go to youtube, google, yahoo, etc.
Updating Ad-Aware, Spybot, and AVG was not allowed.
Malwarebytes would no longer load (would show to load in the Task Manager but nothing further.)

So I feel frustrated because I can't use any malware/virus programs to clean. And I can't load windows in anything but safe mode.

Any advice would be extremely appreciated. Thank you in advance!!

Answer:Seems Worse than 6 months ago

Hi and welcome back. I am sending you a private message with instructions. Please follow those first and then run malwarebytes according to these instructions.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.Note:-- If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. -- MBAM may make changes to your registry a... Read more

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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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hey all, I believe my house could qualify to be in the most stone-age technology section in the world. I'm suprised I can get electricity for christ sake. The BEST I have ever seen out of 4 modems out of this house ever was a v.34 28.8 connection that is highly unreliable and can cripple anything but Lucent chipsets to be unusable. I go down the road (buddy's house) dial up into MY ISP just to be sure, and I get a 43+k connection out from there, which I'd say is about 1/4 mile away if that. I don't understand why my phone lines are so god awful that I cannot get even better then a 28.8kbps connection from this shithole. Is there ANYTHING I can do (like yelling at the phone company for something) to improve my phone lines... I know its not internal to my house either because I have taken a box outside and plugged it directly into the phone line and still only get 28.8k.

DSL - NONE (live too far from CO)
Cable - NONE (my street doesn't get even cable TV!)
satellite is absolutely not an option, ping times of 1900+ are unacceptable obviously.

okay, I think I'm done ranting. So, any advise?
 

Answer:I don't think anyone has a worse connection then me!

Pray for cable?
 

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Hello and thank you in advance.

My mother-in-law's lap top has a sudden problem.

Window's XP

Computer boots up, and log in screen appears. There are two account login options: Nana & Nicole (granddaughter). Click on either one, it say loading personal preferences, then logs off, back to log in screen.

Sound familiar to any one?

Thanks!!

Jeff

Answer:Mother-In-Law's lap top (what could be worse/)

have you tried logging in the admin acount pressing Ctrl Alt Del twice and if you cant go in there try booting in safe mode

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anything? anyone?

no?

gonna be a long day for some of us i think

EDIT: this may help

http://www.csoonline.com/article/26...ity/remote-exploit-in-bash-cve-2014-6271.html
 

Answer:what could be worse than heartbleed?

CentOS appears to have a new patch out. Get it via YUM.

New file is bash-4.1.2-15.el6_5.1.x86_64.rpm

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1293.html
http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2014-September/020585.html
 

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Thank you in advance for taking the time to review this and offer any help ....

a few of the problems windows has been having includestart menu stalling out
computer running really slow with every program
rtclick-->send to freezing up the system
cannot "save as" when downloading a file with mozilla
along with svchost.exe pop ups from McAfee


DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by cbellson at 12:05:45.25 on Mon 11/09/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.838 [GMT -6:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DWRCS.EXE
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Answer:Windows is getting worse

Hi,

Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.


Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:


Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
When finished, it sh... Read more

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Very recently removed "Security Tool" virus but now have contracted sdra64.exe, know how to delete it, but the problem has got mysteriously worse.
When logging in on Admin(or any) account, it logs me straight back out, how can I get my windows XP to stay logged on, long enough to solve the problem? (It logs me out a second after I log in, even in safemode)
I can't run it with the command prompt because I can't GET to the command prompt otherwise I'd use it to get to the system restore screen, help?

Answer:Sdra64.exe gotten worse

Hi,

Please do the following:


I hope you have acces to a PC that can burn CD's



We will need to make a BOOT CD

Print these instruction out so that you know what you are doing.

Two programs to download

First

Please download ISOBurner and save it to your desktop. This program will allow you to burn OTLPE.ISO to make a bootable CDDouble click the ISOBurner set up icon to install the program, from there on in it is fairly automatic.
There are Instructions for the iso burner here if you need them.

Second
Download OTLPE.iso save it to your desktop. Now burn OTLPE.iso to a CD using ISO Burner. {NOTE: This file is 292Mb in size so it may take some time to download.)
When downloaded double click OTLPE.iso > this will then open ISOBurner to burn the file to CD

Reboot the infected system using the boot CD you just created.
Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here
Your system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop.
you will find an icon on the desktop called OTLPE > Double-click on the OTLPE icon.
When asked "Do you wish to load the remote registry", select Yes
When asked "Do you wish to load remote user profile(s) for scanning", select Yes
Ensure the box "Automatically Load All Remaining Users" is checked and press OK
OTL should now start. Change the following settingsChange Drivers to SafeList

Press Run... Read more

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Hello!

Running windows XP.

Had Google redirects, ran SuperAnti Spyware, found vundo but couldn't clean. Ran MAM same results. Now today several new problems. SAS and MAM show no infections but I suspect otherwise. My McAfee icon vanishes when I hover over it. I can't access this website (bleepingcomputer) on the infected computer. On startup, the screen looks fine then goes blank for a second then reappears with anti-spyware icons gone. Except for the volume control, the lower left toolbar is empty. I tried to install the hijackthis version you have elsewhere on this site but the computer won't install it.

Your help is much appreciated.

Answer:Infected and getting worse

Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current versionRead the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.The Express scan will automatically begin.
(This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
(This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings... Read more

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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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Hi,
I have an XP Home computer that picked up UAC yesterday and has proven very difficult to clean up. I have cleaned other systems before with instructions and tools recommended here, but this time, each attempt I make seems to make it madder. It has blocked safe mode, MBAM and ComboFix from running, and now on reboot won't even start up the Windows UI correctly (meaning no menu bar, no desktop icons). I can ctl+alt+del and get task manager, and that's about it.

From task manager, I can get RootRepeal to run (by browsing to a USB stick that has the .exe) but it runs a few seconds and then disappears.

There are two .exe's and a .bat in c:\ with random characters as the file names. I can see c:\windows\system32\uacinit.dll and 5 other UAC+10 random character.dll files and a few UAC .dat files but no good idea of how to remove them.

Any thoughts on how to get started with a clean up will be greatly appreciated.
-- rke

Answer:very bad UAC and getting worse [Moved]

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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Hey everyone.. you have always been fantastic in the past and helping me to fix my pc. I am in way over my head on this one though, and do not know what to do.

I woke up this morning to find a big black and red message on my screen that said :

Your System Is Infected!!!

I knew right away it was some kind of Malware, and it kept directing me to install it. I know better and tried to right click it off, but it did not work, more and more bubbles and pop ups came up. It disabled my System Restore and my Firewall, and I get error codes when I try to go online through Firefox. I did get one AVG scan in, and it found 36 items and said it healed them all, but upon reboot, this monster is still here.

It will not allow me to run MalwareBytes or AVG now, it sends me error codes.

I am seriously lost now..I am a teacher and also a student who just started this semester's online classes...please help me asap. I am usually very good at working with you all. I have even gotten good at helping myself, but this is a bad one, I am afraid.

I will be anxiously waiting for a reply..thanks so much.

Answer:Help, worse infection I have ever had

To add.. I cannot access the internet at all on it now. It redirects to fastbrowser search and says nothing can be found, etc. I am on my fiances pc which is in the same room if that helps.

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Hello... my sisters computer is totally messed up..

everytime I scan with adaware my sisters computer crashes once it finds something in the system32 folder, I managed to cancel the scan before it crashes and saw the name winfixer pop up in files found right b4 it crashed....

I also keep getting popups on her comp saying "your computer may be infected with blackworm virus!" and then it takes me to a antivirus site that wants me to buy thier stuff....

here is her HJT log...


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:05:08 PM, on 2/25/2006
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\System32\snmp.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1139284886\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
c:\program files\common files\aol\1139284886\ee\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Winfixer? or something worse?

Hi and welcome to TSF

I'm Jet Ian, and I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible. Please be patient with me during this time.

We also recommend that you Subscribe to this thread so that when I or the other experts replied, you will get an email notification. To do this: Click on then and make sure you set it to Instant notification by email.

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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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Hi all,

Earlier today my system began freezing whilst browsing on firefox 7, mouse or keyboard was unresponsive and I could only hard-reset the PC. Thinking this was a one off, I tried to resume but 45 minutes later it happened again. After another restart I attempted the 'repair system files option' on boot, and after this supposedly complete although how successful it was wasnt immediately apparent, it tried to boot back into windows but froze again on the loading screen.

So I restarted again, and things seem to be getting progressively worse. The system is now incredibly slow with hard drive operations, such as opening folders, deleting installing etc. But the CPU usage is low according to task manager.

Things I've tried....

I have run Hijack This! and could find no evidence of anything suspicous, further to this I have NOD32 installed and it's upto date and I havent taken any risky behavior (websites, downloads etc) scan came out clean.

I have also run Prime 95 to eliminate hardware causes and I havent found any problems nor have I got it to produce a crash.

I have run windows built in boot diagnostic memory scanner, to no avail.

Right now it's running the bsod program by J. Griffiths (an admin here) and it's been running for well over half an hour now at the 'this may take 1-2 minutes point) system is still responding though.

Sadly I didnt have a restore point saved.

Please advise,
Vastly appreciated.

Windows 7 64bit (upto date) Running trouble free since 04/2... Read more

Answer:PC getting progressively worse?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lizzy123


Hi all,

Earlier today my system began freezing whilst browsing on firefox 7, mouse or keyboard was unresponsive and I could only hard-reset the PC. Thinking this was a one off, I tried to resume but 45 minutes later it happened again. After another restart I attempted the 'repair system files option' on boot, and after this supposedly complete although how successful it was wasnt immediately apparent, it tried to boot back into windows but froze again on the loading screen.

So I restarted again, and things seem to be getting progressively worse. The system is now incredibly slow with hard drive operations, such as opening folders, deleting installing etc. But the CPU usage is low according to task manager.

Things I've tried....

I have run Hijack This! and could find now evidence of anything suspicous, further to this I have NOD32 installed and it's upto date and I havent taken any risky behavior (websites, downloads etc) scan came out clean.

I have also run Prime 95 to eliminate hardware causes and I havent found any problems nor have I got it to produce a crash.

I have run windows built in boot diagnostic memory scanner, to no avail.

Right now it's running the bsod program by J. Griffiths (an admin here) and it's been running for well over half an hour now at the 'this may take 1-2 minutes point) system is still responding though.

Sadly I didnt have a restore point saved.

Please advise,
Vastl... Read more

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A few weeks ago I let a random person from this video game I play (Diablo 2) into my computer using team viewer 9. He said he was going to help me set up a bot to run the game..well he installed something alright.. I had no idea what it was that he put into my computer and I can't find it now but he was able to take my password that day after he told me to relog into Diablo 2 but at that point he was still in my computer so I figure once he was out i might be safe.
I ran malware bytes, avg antivirus and spybot search and destroy, I thought I got rid of any key logger that he might have installed and began using my computer regularly again. Nothing happened over a period of two weeks however just last night I saw him in the game(Diablo 2) and he was laughing about private conversations I was having with my girlfriend... So he is obviously still in my computer and has seen soo much information such as all my passwords for every website I use, where I live, my debit card number and etc.
I would just reinstall windows 7 altogether but I had a friend "build" my computer and this dude didn't even install a CDROM!! And I guess he used a bootleg version of windows even though I had the windows 7 cd?!?
Any ideas what I can do... Should I just throw away my computer??

Answer:I've been key logged or worse!!

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I have succesfully removed viruses in the past, and have been able to use system recovery to get around an issue not too long ago, but now I have some periodic issues causing my PC to run slow at times and even giving me coniptions with opening some programs. I cannot use Mozilla because of a ruined proxy server setup, I have to go without a proxy for Internet Explorer, and my Malware Bytes program is hit and miss. (Sometimes it opens and scans, other times it gives a failure message and I have to reload it.)

Bottom line: I got stupid and visited some sites, where my SpySweeper proteced my PC, but I got hit bad going into a site for my daughters animal husbandry class. (My wife and kid watched as a photo download of a giraffe crashed the whole deal and locked me out of Mozilla.) This time System Recovery did not help, so as mentioned, I reloaded IE without the proxy sever option and have been cruising along at an OK pace until just recently, where sometimes sites take FOREVER to load and I cannot always get Malware Bytes or Hijack This to work properly or show any issues.

If I clean everything out each time I start using the PC, it works fair at best. Any ideas??

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Trying to help someone who needed to get on the net in a pinch, I put Zone Alarm on his laptop. It immediately caused slow downs, and wouldn't let me remove it with it's own uninstall because it was a demo. So, I used add/remove programs. Then I went to the ZA site and found out what might remain in the registry, searched for it, it wasn't there.
The whole system was paralysed. I used Advanced System Optimizer to clean the registry, and then the programs would work, but both startup and shutdown took about 8 minutes. I tried reinstalling ZA with my own reg code, just so I could do another uninstall, using the right tool. I did that, but there was no improvement. When I tried starting in Safe Mode, I got a screen saying something was "stuck" and was directed to a bios page. Here was my biggest stupidest mistake: I said restore default bios. Dumb, dumb dumb!!!
After that, it would boot (still 8 minutes), but do nothing. I mean, I couldn't click on a thing that would work. I have no start menu...wait, it just came up, it took about 10 minutes!
What can I do? He has important data on here. I can't just wipe the disk! Is there a way to put the bios back to where they were when I clicked "restore default bios"????? Does that even matter? If I can get the programs to work again with ASO, is there another way to get startup and shutdown to work? Have I ruined everything?
Seriously, I'm shaking...please help if you can!!!
 

Answer:Worse and scared after ZA!!!

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic400223.html

My problem with the computer just gets worse. The browser gets redirected. I can't load IE. The computer is running very slow. Any help would be appreciated.

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I did a scan with Aol spyscanner and it found Coolwebsearch and AdminMagic 1.0 any idea what this is cause i ran CWS Shredder it didn't find any Coolwebsearch.I also ran ad aware and it only find cookies
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:59:31 PM, on 2/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PURENE~1\PORTMA~1\PortAOL.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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Answer:I may have spyware or worse

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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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Kept trying to power up the computer-see latest posts:   http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,87693.0.htmlAll of a sudden the motherboard started to power up, and the chip that reads "Nividia nForce" next to the graphics card started to smoke.  Shut down the system.Not good. 

Answer:Ouch---When bad goes to worse

The good news is we have a new suspect!  Sorry about the vid card.

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Hi Folks,

I somehow got nailed with Virtumonde two weeks ago and have been fighting with it ever since. Having tried everything I've been able to find on the web (short of attacking things in HJT), I've finally admitted defeat. I noticed some great postings here, so thought I'd ask for some help from the experts at Geeks. I've followed all of the steps in the READ & RUN ME FIRST sticky already, but have managed to end up worse off somehow. That's not a shot at the process, but typical of my last two weeks fighting this thing.

After finishing step 7 last night, I shut down. When I tried to boot into normal mode today, I am now getting a popup window with a title bar of RUNDLL and the message "Error loading C:\WINDOWS\system32\yekrmujm.dll. The specified file could not be found." When I click the OK button on that box, it pretty much causes the system to either grind to a halt or hang (can't tell which- the mouse moves, but nothing came back after an hour, and I can't get task manager to come up).

I can still get into safe mode OK, so I'm trying step 5 again in desperate hope it will at least let me boot into normal mode (it's my work laptop, so I'm a little unproductive right now...).

I've attached all the logs from yesterday's efforts and would greatly appreciate any help with getting back into normal mode, and even better, getting rid of Virtumonde. I was unable to get a log from Co... Read more

Answer:Virtumonde- From bad to worse

And the rest of the logs...

And I forgot to mention that I followed the additional step for Virtumonde and ran Vundofix, so that log is attached as well.
 

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Hi,
I have a customer who has a Compaq 7151wma which is running a problem plagued version of Windows ME.

My customer has the “Windows XP version 2000 Upgrade” and I am thinking of either upgrading or repartitioning the hard drive, formatting and doing a new install.

I am relatively new at computers although I have upgraded a few computers to Windows 98SE and am somewhat familiar with partitioning and formatting.

I am currently doing computer repair for a living in a small town in Mexico. This customer is very well connected socially and my reputation is riding on this project going smoothly.

First when the box says “upgrade” I assume it means I can do a fresh install on a clean hard drive not just run over the existing OS, is this correct?

Second I know this was one of the first versions of XP to come out, is it worth using? Are there better versions out now that make it wiser to buy the new version rather than go through XX MB of upgrades?

Is there any proprietary software on the Compaq 7151 wma that will prevent me from having a successful install if I were to format the hard drive?

I have used the Windows XP upgrade advisor and it reports this.......

HARDWARE THAT IS INCOMPATIBLE OR MAY NEED ADDITIONAL FILES-

Hard disk controllers - USB Optical storage Device (not currently present)
USB to ATAPI Adapter (not currently present)

Network Adapters - Wan Miniport (ATW)

WDM Modem Enumerator - Intel 537 Data Fax V.90 Modem

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Answer:Bad Win ME to worse WinXP?

well you should probably ask the guy whether he wants it formatted or not but you should probbably uninstall ME, then install XP because Win ME has a lot of bugs
about 2 hours before i posted this i installed a backup of XP (from upgrade CD) and it only required me to put in the 98 CD for the time it needed to verify that i have an existing operating system, from there i had to replace "C:\Windows\System32\hal.dll" (copying from the Backup XP)
if you really prefer not having ME first just run the upgrade and it should prompt you for a Windows CD of previous Version

as for the errors they may or may not cause faults when you actually install XP but Drivers can always be a big issue with XP

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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
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
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A very interesting article on whether anti-virus software is getting worse in detection of both new and known threats.
What do you think?

Is anti-virus software getting worse at detecting both known and new threats?

Earlier this week, Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of security awareness training company KnowBe4, looked at the data published by the Virus Bulletin, a site that tracks anti-virus detection rates. And the numbers didn't look good.

Average detection rates for known malware went down a couple of percentage points slightly from 2015 to 2016, he said, while detection rates for zero-days dropped in a big way - from an average of 80 percent down to 70 percent or lower.

"If the industry as a whole is dropping 10 to 15 points in proactive protection, that's really bad," he said. "Anti-virus isn't exactly deal, but it sure smells funny."

According to Sjouwerman, the Virus Bulletin is the industry's premier testing site. The tests are comprehensive, and consistent from year to year, so that a historical comparison is valid.

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Several major vendors aren't included in these statistics, he said, because they declined to participate -- and implied that there might be a reason for that.

What's happening is that current anti-virus vendors aren't able to keep up with the attackers, he said, who can generate new malware on the fly.

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