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Question: problem with laptop (dunno if this is right forum)

hello well i was on my laptop earlier and all of a sudden a white screen appeared out of nowhere. so i rebooted and it came to system file check thingy, so anyway it got to 3% then frooze there then like 2 minutes later the screen went blue with white lines going through it. so i rebooted again and skipped the file check, it gets to the windows is loading page and freezes there.

can anyone help me please?

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Preferred Solution: problem with laptop (dunno if this is right forum)

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 (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: problem with laptop (dunno if this is right forum)

Based on my personal experience with my Compaq Evo laptop a few months ago, it might be an issue with your hard drive. I replaced mine and noticed a significant performance increase. With the old hd, things were slow, random freezing, looong time to shutdown.

Good Luck

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anyways, that said, after i moved to a new apartment my internet company re-installed it, the old (really) tech guy set my start up page to their homepage. i tried changing it back to my original start up page using tools-options etc. there is no change there so he must have changed it somewhere (prompt)
my question is how can i change it back to my start-up page?
this maybe a dumb question but i really need help.
thanks in advance.

Answer:need help with my browser (i dunno what forum to put this message)

What browser are you using, and what version of it are you using? Usually when you have it open, if you go to help, about, it will list the version.

If you're on Firefox 3: Go to tools, options, main tab. Type a url for a home page. If you don't want any page, where it says "when firefox starts" pick "show a blank page" and/or type
for home page

If you're on Internet Explorer 7: Go to tools, internet options. In the general tab, in the home page box, you can type as many home pages as you want (it'll rotate). If you want a blank page, type
instead of a url.

There's a firefox and internet explorer board for these kind of questions, but you seem like a neophyte, so we won't hold it against you.

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Well my dad brought home his laptop computer from work to see if I could "fix" it. Apparently, the tech guys at his office are too busy or they just don't know what they are doing. Anyway, the techs did install a bunch of software to detect the spyware and whatnot like Spybot Search and Destroy and similar programs, but I don't think they bothered checking the registry or use HiJack This or whatever.

Anyway, after running Spybot Search and Destroy, the program detected this:

Avenue A, Inc.
WebTrends Live

Also Outerinfo is listed in his programs under the start menu.

So what should I do first? Keep in mind this isn't my computer, so I don't want to be responsible for messing it up further. He is running Windows XP with Service Pack 2.

Answer:Laptop filled with spyware, dunno where to start

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Run HijackThis and click Open the Misc Tools section

Click Open Uninstall Manager
Save list
click on the Desktop icon or select to save the list on the desktop
then click save.

Open the file and copy/paste the contents back here in your next reply.

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Question: I Dunno, A Problem

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:05:04 AM, on 28/08/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXEC:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDSMSNfix.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Windows\faceback.exeC:\Users\Josh Stanley\svchost.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Users\JOSHST~1\AppData\Local\Temp\RtkBtMnt.exeC:\Windows\system32\cmd.exeC:\Windows\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\limewire\limewire.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.... Read more

Answer:I Dunno, A Problem

Hello Josh1352 and welcome to BleepingComputer,1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or HereDoubleclick mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is complete... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:29:45 AM, on 1/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
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Answer:HJT LOG...dunno what the problem is

Hi audiboy, Welcome to TSG!!

Download Spybot

Click on "Search For updates" when prompted.

Scan, click on fix problems.


Download AdAware SE Personal:

Install the program and launch it.

On the bottom right-hand corner of the main window click on Check for updates now then click Connect and download the latest reference files.

In the main window: Click Start and under Select a scan Mode tick Perform full system scan.

Deselect Search for negligible risk entries.

To start the scan, click the Next button.

When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and then click Next)

Reboot and post another log.

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Recently i got problem with my computer

After I shut down my entire computer the next time when i try to reopen it

It doesn't come out, the Power light is on, monitor power light also on but the booting(the red light) which indicates the computer is running isn't working anymore i check the every possible cable like the Power Supply, HDD , Video Card, Monitor, every things works fine, but my computer doesn't even booting.

So I don't really Know what the problem is right now

can someone tell me which part should i fix it.

thank you

Answer:PC Problem dunno what problem it is not Video Card, Not Power Supply, Not HDD, Not MB

Open the PC, then switch it on. Check that all fans (in the powersupply, on the CPU, perhaps also on the graphics card and the motherboard) are running.
If not, tell us which one is not working.
Most likely your powersupply no longer works. Give us the manufacturer's name and model, please.

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Ok heres the situation im outta town from where this is but this is my step fathers pc and heres what happened.

i was down there for thanksgiving and when i left i gave him a ram stick (800 mhz i think) 1gb . of course i didnt know if it worked on his or not (his is a older pc). but he called me a week later and told me that when he put it in either it didnt turn on (dunno which either) or the tower turned on but the screen didnt come on and he took it out and even took out his video card and put back in but ever since then his tower will run but the monitor will not it just keeps saying "stand by mode in 5 secs" then just shuts off. does any1 know whats wrong?

Answer:Monitor or Ram Problem (Dunno Which)

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A while back, whenever I put CD or connected a camera to my computer, it used to pop a menu up with what I wanted to do with it. But now when I insert a CD it just spins the CD and I have to go open the CD folder to record stuff to it or open WMP to listen to it.

How do I get this menu back?

Answer:I need some help (dunno what to call the problem)

Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows + "e" key.

Right-click the desired CD-ROM and select Properties from the menu:
Select the AutoPlay tab.
The top dropdown has different selections as: Pictures, Music, DVD, etc. Just select each one and at the bottom:
Tick the radio button:
Prompt me each time to choose an action then Apply and OK.

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Few days ago I woke up and my mouse wouldn't work. Kept saying "failed to install device, INF might be pre windows 95" or something like that I tried a few things and finally after a couple installations of Intellipoint I got it to work again. I had a new mouse ordered that came in the mail today. Plugged it in, doesn't work. Old one gives me the INF message again after it tries to to autoinstall. And no matter how many times I try to install the intellipoint drivers, there's always something down in the corner trying to autoinstall and it can't it's just so messed up.

Talked to a M$ guy, he had me in the registry deleting things which was difficult to do and read what I was deleting with only the keyboard, and now that its all over I have nothing, keyboard, nor mouse will work and I have no idea even where to begin to try and fix it. The help guy had me delete all the Root Hub's in device manager and HID devices and stuff. Now everything is s messed up I dunno what to do.

Someone please tell me what to do. I'd format but i dunno if vista will allow it without making me pay for it again or something.


Answer:I dunno if Vista is the problem. Lost. Help.

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As an example, my computer wont remember some things, like it might not keep cookies stored, etc...but i dont think cookies are the problem, because it happens in other programs too, like Thunderbird email (the only one i can think of right now because i'm using it).

What Thunderbird does, is every time i open it, it asks me if I want to use it as my default mail program, and every time I say yes (and i mark the box for it not to ask me again). But of course, it does it every time anyway. Also, it "installs" the same update ( approximately once per day.

i dont think it's a problem with TB, but a problem with something on my end? im certainly no expert though, thats why i come here.

I use ebay a lot also, and it seems like the same kind of thing happens there sometimes, where it won't remember my settings (that makes me think cookies).

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Got a Y430 Ideapad with windows Vista basic.1] Lately having screen problems... lot of colors appear as if a magnet is placed on the screen. Screen jumps and flickers randomly for example if I were to open MS word it gets worse for PDF not so and if videos no probs with jumping but the color pattern is changed 2] I am not able to personalise settings. Right click->Personalise opens a folder box that disappears by itself. Same happens with Windows update icon. I get message 'Windows Update is available' if clicked the folder opens and closes by itself. What could be the problem? Is it software or hardware? Please suggest ways to detect where the problem.

Answer:Y430 Dunno if its Hardware or software problem, please help!

Are you using antivirus-malware protection?Get it scanned for infection first.Post results.

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besides reloading...

got a vista machine, users says they did an update, weren't sure if it was legit or not

anyway, the machine boots and acts like it's installing updates (black screen, white type, xxxx/xxxxx files installed)

and all it says is

!! 0xc0190036 !! 2592/54721 (PenIMC.dll)Click to expand...

and will sit there for 3 hours

i mean i guess there is always a reload, but it seems like it's locked up on installing updates

Answer:strange problem w/ vista update, dunno where to go from here

Black screen and white print isn't a vista update screen, a chkdisk would give you that but not an update. Can you boot into safe mode?

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Hope someone can shed some light here.
I'm running XP Pro on an HP Pavillion laptop, 3.2Ghz, 1GB, 80GB, latest SP's installed, using Zone Alarm firewall and IE6.

While I'm typing, even while filling out this thread form, every 10 to 20 keystrokes or so, my cursor will jump to some other place on the page/document, with no rhyme or reason as to where it will end up. The same happens in Office XP Word, Excel, Notepad. . anything where I use the keyboard to make a character/number entry. I ran a Trend Micro online virus scan as well as Adaware and no viruses, the usual spyware detected and removed and a reboot and still the same problem.

This is big-time annoying -- PLEASE, help!!

Thanks in advance

Answer:Annoying keyboarding problem-virus??. . . dunno

Has this system always been like this ? Was it ever good ? Did something happen (like new hardware or software or an update) just before it went bad ?

Does it jump like you suddenly pressed the "alt-tab" key ? Is your keyboard dirty, filled with cookie crumbs and coffee spills ?

Is there a trackball or mouse on the system ? If you disable all the other data input devices, does it still happen ? If you disable the keyboard, does it still happen? If you have the keyboard enabled, but don't touch the keyboard, does the cursor still jump around ?

If you press certain keys (in a controlled manner) can you make (or prevent) it from happening ? Like if you only touch the spacebar repetitively. Count the number of times you press the spacebar. Does the cursor jump after a certain number of keystrokes ? Is that number consistant ?

Does it happen more often if the laptop is in your lap, compared to when it is stationary on a table ?

Are there any loose connections with wires (like a mouse) coming from your laptop ? Check these and see if you can make the cursor jump by wiggling and twisting the connections & the wires.

In short, try to define a set of circumstances where it either happens MORE or LESS often.

Are there any programs where the cursor DOESN"T jump ? If so, are you SURE? If so, and you are not sure, try to make it happen in the program. If you can't make it happen in one program, but you can't stop it in another, that co... Read more

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Whats up guys. Alright well I'm building a computer, as I've built at least 3 from the ground up(been a couple years since I've built or even opened one up though) I figured it'd be a piece of cake. I'm gonna try and list as many things as I can as I'm not positive what went wrong. I was assured the components would all work together(reassured really as I had made a list of exactly what went with what). I got an Aspire Dreamer X-II case which comes with a 350w psu. I put in a gigabyte mobo, i915PL chipset and installed a 3.2 Ghz P4. I hooked everything up including harddrive, cdrom, geforce 6600GT, and ram(DDR 1GB 3200 Dual KByte (2x512) 400MHz). I pressed the power button, and the computer didn't turn on but the fans did, and they were kinda jumpy. I thought wtf and i unplugged everything right away except for cpu and ram, then (7hrs later) replugged in power cables to the motherboard, started it up, same thing but fans slowed down a little. I unplugged cpu and double checked connections, turned it on again(only ram and mobo connected to power or anything for that matter) and after about 2 seconds a chip near the ram fried. I took out the mobo and put in back in the box to take back tomorrow, but I don't really want to make the same mistake twice. I might even take back the ram and get a i915P board for the HD audio. I'd greatly appreciate any insight. Thanks a lot. Oh and btw I'm gonna pick up a 20-pin to 24-pi... Read more

Answer:Fried the motherboard dunno whats the problem

Hi m8,first Id throw away that psu and buy a decent one,a great 350 psu would only just be enough for a p4 3.2 and 6600gt and that aint a great one"the ones that come with case never are"The make and specs of it would be helpfull.

2 other power connectors you may not be familiar with are the 12v atx power that plugs in near the cpu"square 4 pin" and the video card power"a standard molex that plugs into the back of the vid card"

You also didnt mention any beep codes,I would guess you havnt plugged in your speaker to the mobo,check before you try again they can be really helpfull at times like this.

IMHO I would take back that cpu aqnd board and exchange it for an amd one,one reason because I'm an amd fan boy,but the other main reason the 3.2 p4 "presscot" core's are plauged with heat problems

look to the right and see how many worried p4 owners have viewed these threads for advice.

With the standard cooling thay can be hard to keep under 70 degrees c and over that they start to throttle,they slow down so as not to damage themselves,you may not even notice while using it,but its performance lost that you have payed for.


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ok this is not that old it's a brother MFC 4350 it was just working fine well anyway when i turn it on it says please wait then it says printer offline and it says please open cover well that doesn't do anything so then i try to access from my computer and it gives me this error message: Machine Error 76 wtf is that suppose to mean what does it mean and is there a solution plz help PLEEZE(THIS MACHINE WAS NOT CHEAP LOL) PLEASE HELP PLEASE ANYONE SOMEONE PLZ ;( I REALLY NEED THIS MACHINE PLEASE HELP PLEASE

Answer:What the hell problem(dunno if it falls under hardware but it's an all in 1 printer)

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saw tv ad re toshiba laptop showed woman on subway/train using one...are there laptops where you dont need to plug into phone jack?
like in old apt. where telephone wires run through wall not phone jack..

Answer:is this right forum to ask about laptop?

This forum is fine. Wireless communication is coming around. I believe it is available through certain channels, but not widely, at least not to my knowledge.

It's easy enough tho to change those old jacks. The modular jacks usually come with the instructions on the old wiring and even if it's not completely perfect, it's not like electricity where it'll really cost ya if ya mess up. But I'll bet good 'ole Bob Vila's got some pamphlet or other at Sears hardware too, or you can find the info right here on the net! Try searching on "modular jack" or something...

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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My laptop won't boot up, and the startup repair doesn't seem to do anything. The first time I ran it, it said it couldn't repair it. The second time, it ran for a couple hours, until I finally just turned it off. I would rather not system restore because it would affect several programs, but I even tried that and it said it couldn't find the backup drive. What should I do? Thanks!

Answer:Laptop won't boot up - is this the right forum?

1) EXACTLY what happens when you try to boot?

2) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Hello,pls see the earlier post for which I had come to BC.Trojan-Spy.HTML.Fraud.gen/Win32 brontok.q.As it has now become a different problem from what it started out with my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop,I've been asked to post hereCHRONOLOGY OF EVENTSPls refer to my earlier post for detailed description as i've just put below a synopsis of whatever has transpired so far to put it into context To start with I suspected slow performance and infection. Installed Ad Aware and spybot Frequent crashes after installing Ad Aware and spybot. Brontok picked up by Spybot and deleted After uninstalling Adaware,problems continued Norton and Windows updates not getting installed Norton security uninstalled by Symantec for reinstallation unsuccessfully Spybot detected 3 entries of Win32 brontok.q,and deleted atleast one before system crashed again With no antivirus protection,turned Windows defender and firewall on Booted in safe mode and posted in Hijack forum with logs and Kaspersky reports which detected threat of TrojanSpy.HTML.Fraud.gen Before i could hear from HJT forum,laptop stopped booting citing error message of Windows hal.dll file missing.Was advised by Panda at HJT to try a number of rescue attempts including -booting and doing a repair using Recovery console.-bootcfg did not work but chkdsk identified bad sectors,repaired it-booting problems continued with same error of file missing-Used Knoppix to access harddrive.Could copy only some data usin... Read more


With all of the problems you have had and with the hal.dll missing, It is time to seriously consider reinstalling the OS

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I honestly have no clue what happened to my computer. I thought it was a Vista problem, but i was directed here.
Original post:
"Im running Vista with i believe SP1 on a Dell XPS m1530.
Well, i left my laptop unplugged last night, and it ran out of batteries. When i booted it up today, i immediately noticed how slow it was running (just switching between programs locked it up for a few minutes). I tried restarting a few times, and eventually, i couldnt even load up the desktop (i normally just get a black screen. however, i can use the task manager to load up folders. and once in a while the desktop will actually load). So i tried to do a system restore from the Vista OS cd, but it told me that there were no restore points made (i know for a fact there were) and when i tried to set one up, it told me that i was running on low diagnostic memory and couldnt create one (something about not identifying the hard disk). Now, i can only boot into safe mode to actually use the computer (oddly, it still runs painfully slow, taking at least 15 minutes just to load firefox, and windows explorer constantly locks up).
Ive run an error check on the C:Drive and it came out clean.
Ive run a memory diagnostic check, which also came out clean.
Ive called Dell support, which ended in them offering help for $200.
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I have an Inspiron 5459 AIO and need video display help. It's not obvious to me which forum is appropriate, desktop or laptop. Would appreciate guidance. Thanks. 

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I have a Dell D600 that I purchased used so I have no back up discs, OS disc etc. Recently it failed to start up. I did a diagnostic and came up w/ DST Short Status Test failure. I understand it needs a new HD.

Is there a way to recover the OS from this failed drive? I am thinking no and it is not worth trying to recover the laptop. Any advice would be appreciated.

Answer:New to this forum - D600 laptop HD failed

You might be able to purchase a restore/recovery disk from Dell for the Latitude D600

This explains how to re-install XP

From this
I assume it did come with a recovery disk.

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OS Windows Vista - My computer has no malware but is still FRUSTRATINGLY slow. I have had Ried, support staff from this site, look over my logs in the Spyware area. He suggested I seek guidance from this forum.

I have run check disk, disk cleanup, defragmenter, etc. to no avail. I am at a loss at this point.

Please advise.

Answer:Sloooow laptop, clear of Malware per this forum

Hi, we need to know more about your system, go to start search and type:- cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste:-

systeminfo > 0 & notepad 0 (press enter) Post back with the notepad outcome.

Since you have had your computer have you ever had Norton AV installed (even as a initial trial) if so please run this uninstaller:-

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Hidy ho all

On my phone so I'll be brief. My laptop isn't getting an IP address from my router. But 5 other devices are. I tried to reinstall my nic, tried rebooting a few times, tried rebooting my router. I also tried running an SFC scan.

The scan got 45% of the way done, then I got an odd error. Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation.

not sure what to male of this error, and not sure where to go from here.

Answer:Laptop not getting an IP address (Moved from Windows 8 forum)

Have you tried opening admin cmd prompt and doing

Ipconfig /release



With enter key following each command

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do ppl still * torrent* if so whatcha using?

2nd question.. how do i access the dark web

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anyway this is what happend i went to open a game it was called WolfTeam it loaded but did not pop up. so i restarted the pc and after that i started getting BSOD (blue screen of death). i went and disabled the auto restart after system error and got this msg after restarting with another bsod it said Win32k.sys so i googled it and from what i have read it says ram problem. so now i figured 1 more reboot wouldnt hurt it rebooted and got to the login screen but the resolution was all messed up i seen lots of diff colors and everything was BIG. so at that point i decided to take out a stick of ram i have 4 gigs of ram btw after taking out 1 stick it loaded good and let me login normal but then i got another bsod.. after that i read to take out the battery that is on the mobo to reset the memory or what have u after that when i turn on the pc the lights come on the hardrive kicks on everything works but now i cant get any video to the monitor.. i cant get into my pc to tell u all the specs but ill try to name off some.nvidea 8600 gt4 gigs of ram corshairgigabyte mobo320 gig hard drive seagate2 dual core intel processor500 wat power supplywindows xp props. and another thing i went into bios and i may have disabled the video card witch i dont know how i did.Thnx in advance any suggestion is appreciated...-Travis

Answer:Dunno what i did... =/

In fooling around in the BIOS any number of variables could have changed here.Remove all power sources.Remove the CMOS battery for 10 minutes.Turn on and off your power switch a few times with the above removed to discharge any resident charge.Replace the battery connect everything and re-boot.Did you say that you have 2 processors in that machine ? ?When posting specs it's helpful to include model #'s...

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Question: Dunno what it is

Ok i have spyware but dont knwo what it is. My ad-aware comes up clean, nothing from trend micro or anything. It sits on my desktop on the bottom right and autohides under the taskbar, when you mouse over it it slides up and has a drop down menu wiht three options. "clear history" "Taskbar Activates""and "Hide Search" It also has a text box that you cant type into that says search the web

Any idea on what it is?
Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Dunno what it is

nevermind, its that wonderful desktop.exe, thanks for the help

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Question: dunno what to do

I'm at a crossroads here. On one hand I really want to have my computer built VERY soon as I only have 2 more parts to order, and on the other han dI really want WIn Vista since it will be the next step in innovation and be 64 bit, and be required by most games coming out in Jan and after (I think)

problem is that Vista doesn't some out till end of Jan, and I want this comp done by end of Dec. I was thinking about getting Win XP media center to maybe hold me over but I don't know. In a month I would just be shelling out another $200 for Vista so I would have wasted so much money. What should I do!!

Answer:dunno what to do

just get xp and use it, and don't get vista for a couple of years. i have yet to hear of any games that say they will be vista only. the only thing vista has over xp gaming wise id dx10, and the 1st vid card t support it just came out and is over 600usd. so unless you have the nvidia 8800, you won't even be seeing dx10 in use, even if you get a game that uses it (i don't believe any are out yet). after using vista rc1 for a while, i just went back to xp. for me vista didn't give enouph tweeking power over my system to get the most speed for my gaming. the os just simply doesn't allow for 100% user control over the os like xp is. vista is just too concerned about protecting you and its self.

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Question: I dunno here...

I have been getting weird spyware from my Ad-Aware scans, like tracking cookies when I use Firefox, and it actually found a file. I just did a scan with McAfee, and after it finished it found a trojan and I deleted it. Here is the logfile, but I don't know if there is anything bad on it. I hope not. Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:25:36 PM, on 5/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe
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Answer:I dunno here...

Hi..Not to much to clean out.

Uninstall the following programs (if they still exist) Go into HijackThis->Config->Misc.Tools->Open Uninstall manager



Have "Hijack This" fix all the following items in the list below by placing a check in the appropriate boxes.Confirm that you have only the listed ones checked, then press <Fix checked> and Close HJT.

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1
O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug - {AF6CABAB-61F9-4f12-A198-B7D41EF1CB52} - C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe (HKCU)

Open Windows Explorer and delete the following highlighted file/s (or delete the whole (Red) folder if listed).

C:\Program Files\AWS


When finished please post a new log......

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Question: i dunno

This seems pretty easy but,this is what it does during installation.Should the spaces be removed along with the semi-colon or is this a normal config.Just seems a little odd to me..
C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\;C:\Python25;C:\progra~1\common~1\gtk\2.0\bin; ;C:\RUBY\BIN

Answer:i dunno

What you have is a Windows rendition of $PATH which delineates the various directories that are searched to find a command to be executed.

Spaces are ok for file names and directory names on Windows systems. So, I would say leave them as is.

To demonstrate, you can put an executable with a unique name, e.g. hello, in any one of the directories - i.e. separated by the ';' character in $PATH, then position your command window to your $HOME directory, and give the command:
$ hello
where hello is the executable name of the hello world program that just prints out the words: Hello, world!

I would then move the hello executable back to your home directory.

Unless your installation triggered an error message regarding $PATH - it is nothing to worry about.

-- Tom

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I keep getting annoying, sometimes pornographic popups, since I downloaded I have since deleted lovefreegames, but I am getting popups pretty bad. I have run SpyBot S7D, Adaware, Norton, and finally HJT. Here is te log from HJT. Anyhelp would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 314 PM, on 03/08/2005
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

Answer:Dunno what else to do...

*bumping up*

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Question: wat? i dunno

Im really bad at this kind of stuff so hopefully someone can help.
All i know so far is that when i try to boot windows, it goes to the safe mode / last known good config screen. tried to load the last known good config and it didnt help. i was told that after a windows update was installed and computer was rebooted, it just wouldnt load windows. sorry for the lack of info, but i got nothin... im tempted to just reinstall windows.


Answer:wat? i dunno

Hi Steve

Guessing it wont go into Safe Mode either and recycles back to same screen?

Could try a repair of windows and boot to OS CD.

Or as you say just bite bullet and go for clean install, but does the HD have data thats needed to be recovered first? if so I did a weird trick a while back, just one of those weird moments when a spark of genius jumps out and as I have Acronis True Image 2009 installed, and a rescuse CD created it booted to that and managed to be able to just Image the My Documents folders and other folders to portable HD, then formatted PC and installed Windows XP again, installed the 15day trial of Acronis 2009 (available from Majorgeeks) on that PC, plugged in the portable HD and managed to drill down into the Image and right click copy and pasted the folders to the desktop and then left the user to move them into the correct folders.

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Well I ordered some RAM off ebay. PC3200 512 X 2. One stick is fine, but with the other one I get this. This is the second one the guy sent me and I think he sent the exact same one back thinking I wouldn't notice. I tried a different slot on the board too - same thing. I tried having only one stick in there and it was fine, but when I swapped sticks into the same slot - boom. Grrr...

Answer:Gee, I dunno... bad RAM?

Well well well.. should be easy enough to figure out where this problem started............


Originally posted by Snump
Well I ordered some RAM off ebay

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:32:53 AM, on 10/1/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXEC:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exeC:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

Answer:I dunno how to fix this, need help

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

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Dell Dimension C521 with XP Home loaded. Some time ago I installed a Linksys 2.4 GHz Wireless G PCI adapter with speed booster onto the motherboard, set it up properly and it worked fine.
Now I wish to connect a wired modem (Clearwire) for internet access, but XP is not recognizing the modem at all, only the wireless adapter
I have checked the ethernet connection on the computer, it's OK
No matter how many times I run the XP connection wizard, the modem is just not found
Did I somehow erase the program or driver that would recognize any modem ?
How do I get it back?
Thanks in advance !

Answer:dunno what I did, please help!

You should go to the homepage for the modem, and download the latest drivers. It sounds like you do not have the drivers installed.

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I have a Gateway laptop model NE56R31u with Windows 8. I've had it a little over a year and it has worked fine up until the last few months. First it started taking a while to acknowledge a wifi signal when I would turn my computer on. Where it was instant before it was now taking anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. It did this for about the last 3 months. Now, it will completely drop my wifi connection at random. It happens every day and anywhere from every 5 minutes to 3 hours sometimes. I'm sure its not a problem with my router or anything to do with my internet service because it happens at my work as well. I have 8 signals close enough there to show up in my networks and when it drops it, it won't recognize any of them. I have to restart it each time for it to connect again. All of the settings in my network adapter are as they have always been and I checked to see if the drivers may need updated but I have the latest version. Can anyone help?? Thanks!

Answer:Laptop keeps dropping Wifi (Moved from Windows 8 forum)

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Before I go into any detail, I just wanted to make sure I was in the right forum. I searched and didn't find anything else on this topic so I'm either in the wrong place, or I made a typo. But my brand new, firewalled, virus protected laptop shouldn't be so #### slow.



Answer:Is this the correct forum for questions about Dell.UCM and ControlPoint on my new laptop

If it's about the programs that came pre-installed with the computer, The Vista forum would be better

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i have spent the last week on the "am i infected?" forum trying to solve a coldware virus problem with a moderator there and am not getting to the root of the problem. He told me to start a new topic over here and it should help out alot. I have recent copies of logs from MalwareByte, ATF, SUPERantispy, and Micro Antivirus if needed for reference. here is my Hijack This log i was instructed to post:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:15:23 PM, on 6/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThstoo.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Read more

Answer:Laptop with rootkit invasions, transferred from infected forum

Hi, and Welcome. Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully.Please download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved and renamed following this process directly to your desktop**If you are using Firefox, make sure that your download settings are as follows:Tools->Options->Main tabSet to "Always ask me where to Save the files".During the download, rename Combofix to Combo-Fix as follows:

It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.Please do not rename Combofix to other names, but only to the one indicated.Close any open browsers.Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
-----------------------------------------------------------Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
-----------------------------------------------------------Close any open browsers. WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it startsPlease do not... Read more

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Greetings people of the Sevenforums community.

My computer is pretty old. It's been here since like 2006(7).
The only thing that has been replaced so far is the GFX Card because it died and nothing more..

But for a very long time now, like 12-8-2013 it has been excessively BSOD'ing. With different error types and I'm really clueless about what to do..

I got a nice list of minidumps zipped into a folder.
(Note: I didn't use the sevenforums tool on the PC, because it crashes before I even get to windows)

I'll attach the .zip.. hope anyone can be of help.

With a friendly greet,

Answer:PC gets different BSOD's.. Dunno how to fix

Rimikumo, upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.
Also, Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Stress test the CPU.
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Let us know the results.

BugCheck 24, {70f95, 0, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsCommonCleanup+369a )

Followup: MachineOwner
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff800040c6a88}

Probably caused by : hardware ( nt!KiSwapContext+78 )

Followup: MachineOwner
BugCheck 3B, {c000001d, fffff80003ec1de4, fffff88003ae8140, 0}

Probably caused by : hardware ( nt!NtWaitForWorkViaWorkerFactory+283 )

Followup: MachineOwner... Read more

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OK, so basically the computers running badly and its just not possible to play any full screen games (as old as BF 1942 for example) and im not sure if i get many popups coc i use firefox and its good at blocking, anyway, ive tried a few antiviruses and the problem still exists. I know this is barely any info but what do i do now?

Answer:Infected And Dunno What To Do

Also, i forgot to mention that i went into msconfig and looked under the startup tab. I found a few suspicious files and stopped them from starting. In case you want to know what they are:
the third is a blank name with no command, with a location of "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run"

well i stopped these but no luck, still no fix.

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Ok I have cs retail (I suck I know) but I have 1.3 on a cd and I dont know how to upgrade it when I try it ****kers up.

Oh and I cant join any games on cs.
is kewl JOIN IT. Movies,Forum,Chat and lots of other totally random stuff,Its very kewl it is like a whole community a stickdeath community.

Answer:dunno how to upgrade

Well, if you have the retail version of CS, then the 1.3 mod file is not for you. You want the full CS retail file, you can get it here. Install that, and it should work better.

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hi girls and guys

i have a hijackthis log below which looks legit to me but i want to run it past some experts, so any comment is much appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 09:54:32, on 19/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\HistorySweep\HSSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.2\OLAP\bin\msmdsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.3\Reporting Services\ReportServer\bin\ReportingServicesService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\PROGR... Read more

Answer:hijackthis log - dunno if it's bad

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I have 4 USB ports. three are 1.1, and one is 2.0. I want to know which is 2.0, and which ones are 1.1 I know that one is 2.0, cause of this program i have called Karen's Computer profiler. Shows it.

Is there a program to show which one is? with tests or summt? cheers

Answer:USB ports I have 4, one is 2.0 dunno which is

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I dunno what is up. But whenever i am on a video chat with windows live (as of now, never before) ever now and then i here a computer like ping or a crackle. It sorta switches sounds all the time, but it isn't the person on the other side of the chat. It happens random, and when i close the webchat it stops.

I had gotten a blue screen before this started happening, something about windows had to shutdown to protect some file. However i don't remember anything else about the blue screen. My friend has no idea whats wrong, he had the same problem and dell had to come out and fix it. I don't have it under warranty anymore and we really don't have dell anywhere near us.

It would mean a lot if you were able to help me. Sorry i can't capture the ping sound, but think of pong. Sometimes it is higher pitched, others it is low. But it is really really strange.

Answer:I dunno any other way to describe..

If this helps at all, i believe i have found the error from the blue screen of death in event view. Couple minutes after this event it is a list of programs starting.

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well, first of all and before everything i'd like to sahy hi to everyone as i am new here .. and really thank you for letting me be part of your community ..

now with my problem, i am running windows XP SP3 now on my pc, normaly when i face any problem with any spyware/malware , viruses or anything .. i know my way to fix it , i just google it and usually one of the first couple of answers work and i am happy again in no time ... not this time though ... i am feeling desperate and cant do anything ..

i was just sitting normally on my pc i felt it was a little too slow, i tried to open thet task manager to see whats wrong thats when the first sign of the infection hit me ... "the task manager has been disabled by your administrator" ... WTH , i am the administrator ... anyways, i googled the problem found dozens of solutions so i thought thank god, its easy, i tried the first couple of solutions and they didnt work, one of then included registery editing .. now trying to start regedit .. the second hit ... "registry editing was disabled by your administrator"

i am (WAS) running kaspersky intrenet security fully updated and all .. so i decided to make a full system scan to catch the bugger .. so i double clicked on the mini icon of KIS and it hangs there a little then becomes not responding ... and then is closed by windows .. and never opens again ... that freaking bugger killed kaspersky !!! ... i tried everything .. every malware and sywar... Read more

Answer:i am really desperate and dunno what to do

i am really sorry about double posting .. but it seems i cant even access my own topic agaian ... i am trying to edit it to post my DDS.txt and attach the files

here's my DDS:

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Admin at 10:52:40.40 on Sun 07/19/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1256.20.1033.18.2046.1423 [GMT 3:00]

AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *disabled* {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
H:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\GreedyT... Read more

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Hi there!
A couple of days ago, in trying to download a torrent I think I caught a malware. I thought BitDefender 2010, my AntiVirus, had put it in quarantine but for the past two days, everytime I boot into Windows 7, before I do anything, some crash-report window appears (today they were 3!) I ran a BitDefender "deep scan" but after some 2 hrs it came up clean. Clearly there's something wrong because as soon as I boot Win7 the windows keep popping up. See picture attached.
Can anyone suggest some solution to this problem?
Thank you for your time.

Answer:Got a Virus but dunno even its name!

I'm posting the DDS.txt and attaching the files. I also downloaded and ran gmer.exe but for some unknown reason it stops working after sometime, maybe it's the virus' effect (I first turned off BitDefender Antivirus).
I am therefore unable to post the ark.txt file. Hope someone can help me. Thanks.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Pooja at 17:21:25 on 2011-12-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.39.1033.18.2046.1257 [GMT 1:00]
AV: BitDefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {982ADE23-275B-0766-37C5-DE01A484098E}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: BitDefender Antispyware *Enabled/Updated* {234B3FC7-0161-08E8-0D75-E573DF034333}
FW: BitDefender Firewall *Enabled* {A0115F06-6D34-063E-1C9A-77345A574EF5}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\vsserv.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\sy... Read more

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

Answer:Dunno what is wrong..

DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Ours at 0:55:05.81 on Wed 09/30/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1279.429 [GMT -5:00]AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\FreezeScreenSaver.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSS... Read more

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when i start up my computer there is thing in the task bar which says "downloads" and when i double click on it it goes to the other side of the task bar. it starts off on the right.

also i there was a link to my shortcuts folder in the start menu, which wasnt there before. and in my shorcuts folder on my desktop there is a folder called gozilla downloads, which wasnt there before either.

i un-installed gozilla but the donloads thing in the task bar is still there.

the dowloads thing is NOT in the running task thing eg: ctrl/alt/del
i also had a trojen called "backdoor somthing" but my anti-viruses found and cleaned it, but wait theres more............i also got an e-mail that my isp warned me about and promptly deleted it, please help (no pun intended)

Answer:i dunno if its a virus or not :(

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Hello there,As I've said in the topic title, I'm at my wits end with this computer and don't know what to do. I've redone it countless times, (god knows how many) even bought a new hard drive just recently... and still, it's messed up. I've never experienced anything like this though. It takes forever to start up in the first place mainly staying at the windows loading page for about 20 minutes then finally turning on. Then it takes forever again to start the programs. Most recently, when I got onto Youtube it skips every 2 seconds, and now, it's screwing up my actual music on the computer speeding it up and slowing it down (like a program is running at the same time causing it to skip like that). I've deleted all my caches (the ones that will delete anyway) all my temporary internet files. I dunno what to do, your help would be much appreciated. Also, for a while there my computer would freeze up every once in a while, programs freezing, the mouse freezing, the whole deal.EDIT: Also, I just remembered this. When I would sign on msn messenger sometimes it would close it out completely out of nowhere. I'd do the troubleshoot and then it says theres a problem with the keyports. So, then I try to disable my internet... freezes up, and when it finally disables. I go to connect it and all it says is connection failed. I have to reboot my computer just to restart msn. Hope this helps more.Here is my HiJack This Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:26:53 PM, ... Read more

Answer:At my wits end... dunno what else to do.

Sorry for the bump, but it was 13 pages in and no reply.===========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), 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 want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until ... Read more

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G'day I'm back I ahve a problem with my computer and I can't figure it out. I have ran Ad-Aware, Spybot, Panda Active scan and AVG and the computer is slower than a wet week in an African wet is my HiJackThis log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:51:43 PM, on 13/04/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\VIA Technologies, Inc\Audio Deck\ADeck.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG311T\wlancfg5.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Clayton\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\... Read more

Answer:Need Help Dunno what's wrong

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hello there Ive used you guys before and had great results hopefully you can help me again. attached is my hijack log and here is my problem: I keep getting message about my network settings and/or my computer will only start in safe mode, I also get this message: an internal stack overflow has caused system failure change the stacks in config.sys. I use windows 98. Is this a OS problem or something worse? Just for giggles I tried starting up my computer without being connected to the internet(several times) and it work just fine without any problems. I have run CWshredder, spybot and ad aware(all updated versions) and then hijack. Please help and suggestions would be great.

Answer:dunno whats going on

Hi and welcome,
Your HJT log has not attached to your thread, repost it and the experts will help you..


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Second time this is happened so need some help fixing it.

Blue screen comes up telling me it found something wrong wish I could be more specific but yeah.

Did copy what I think was telling me the problem and it goes like...

***STOP 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF82338C6, 0xA720B870, 0x00000000)

*** Ntfs.sys - Address F82338C6 base at F8213000, Datestamp 41107eea

Did I copy the write part? Or should i get out of safety mode and try to booting normally and copy it all...

Please help!

Answer:Dunno if its a virus or what but I need help.

No this is more than likely not related to malware. I'm moving this to the Software Forum.

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Im not sure wat i did to cause this, but almost everything i try to open gives an error message like this:

Paint cannot read this file.
This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported.

D:\Program Files\Kazaa Lite K++\klrun.exe
Paint cannot read this file.
This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported.

C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe
Paint cannot read this file.
This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported.

Need a solution urgently.

Answer:I dunno wat i did, but something's wrong.

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hey i am new to these forums and i know a little bit about computers but im stuck

my pc has a fresh copy of xp on now and i did have a older graphics card in and i replaced it with the same version just more ram
for sum reason i dnt think it has anything to do with the graphics card but my computer randomly sumtimes after hours sumtimes minutes i can be playing world of warcraft and it will freze or i just have to be on desktop and it freezes i dunno wat to do i just want my pc to stop freezing its soo anyoing having to restart manualy every time please help thanks x

Answer:help please i dunno what is wrong


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my pc crashes when playing games. initially i thought this was a lot of problems but after resitting all of the pc and removing a faulty stick of ram i am still crashing. i cant properly install the radeon 9250 drivers from the ATI site when i download them and i have re-dloaded them several times to make sure it wasnt the download that was corrupted. for this reason i have no catalyst control cente even tho my dload included it. the pc tends to crash when loading new areas and other load intensive actions. i play no games that need a top end or even mid range pc to operate properly. my hard drive has recently been improved - it was properly cleaned before installing. it may have been in storage for upto a year before i put it in my pc but it was stored properly (in a uv bag in a box in a store room with many others).

i dont know if the problem is purely down to my graphics not installing properly tho i wonder if this is because my pc isnt saving data correctly.

games i play: Guild Wars, Anarchy Online (more crashing in GW tho i dunno if that game has installed properly either)

pc specs: 2100+ athlon processor, 512mb RAM, radeon 9250 gfx card. MOBO that supports all 3. windows xp 32x operating system (copy)

if anyone has a clue where to help me start that would be brilliant

Answer:i dunno where to start

So have you tested the memory? If not I'd do it, or even do it again to make sure you don't have more memory problems:

Also inspect the capacitors on the motherboard, see here for what they look like:

Also for the ATI drivers, you have to use version 6.5 or older, the latest no longer support the Radeon 9250 and older cards.

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I recently had a malware infection.I don't know which one but Spybot was able to remove the infection.My pc sometimes starts up too slowly and some times normal.Is it some other malware or i am just to worried ?My HJT logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 20:27:34, on 12-08-2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exeC:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exeC:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exeC:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer... Read more

Answer:Dunno why my pc is slowwww

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

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Ok i dont know very little about vid cards and am looking to upgrade my piece of crap geforce4 mx440. My comp specs are AMD XP 1700+ (buying a new processor long with vid card, probably XP 2800+), 1gb DDR, 400watt power, 8x AGP motherboard. I only want to spend 100-150 and have been told to buy the geforce4 FX5700 Ultra and that its the best card in that price range although the top end of that range. Is there any cheaper or better cards for that price?? Oh by the way i think i like the geforce over ATI been told the drivers are better so if its an ATI card it would have to be quite a bit better than the 5700 ultra.

Any input is appreciated =)

Answer:dunno what to buy ?? vid cards

hey i had the 440, well my dad did, we just upgraded to a pny geforce fx 5700 LE optima 128mb ddr agp, it hasn't failed yet and my dad got it for like 110, i think it's realy some thing like 130.

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Hi, starting from yesterday night I've been getting these hits from my Kerio Firewall where a bunch of nowheres try to connect to my "Task Scheduler Engine" and the application involved on my PC is c:/Programs/WINNT/system32/mstask.exe
I've scanned the file using Norton AntiVirus but it was not identified as a virus. I tried to quarantine it but even after the quarantine there's still hits from my Kerio Firewall.
Also, at the same time I've found a Download.Trojan virus in my PC and I've deleted it. I am not sure if there is any connection between the Trojan virus and mstask.exe.
As I am a total idiot in computers, can someone tell me if this is a virus and what should I do with it. I would greatly appreciate any help.

Answer:I dunno if this is a virus

Hi innewton, mstask is a windows scheduler, not sure why it it coming up as a virus, I included a link to info on it.

Also you might try a different firewall, I use sygate it's free and very good, heres a link.

Good luck.

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I jus gotta trojan. here's where it is

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\RR37Y0SY\media[1].htm

i went ta owner but i don't see local setting, how do i delete this??

Answer:Trojan, dunno how ta get rid of it

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about ztorsftdgh.vbs . when i insert my USB flash disk, ztorsftdgh.vbs keeps on coming even on other flash disks, what do i do ?

Answer:please help, dunno how to fight this one

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
First make sure that you disable Autorun:
How to disable the Autorun functionality in Windows
Please download USBFix tool from here...make sure that your flash drive is connected to the computer.
Click on the Deletion button to scan and clean the flash drive for malware remnants (you can also open My Computer, right click on the flash drive's letter from the context menu and scan it with your installed antivirus software witho... Read more

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Hi chaps having a nightmare with pc at moment and looking for some ideas please.

To cut a long story short I was playin EQ2 and my pc went kaputt.

At first it would not boot up and kept changing the cpu size from 1500 to 2800.

Then I unplugged and replugged everything and 9/10 it would not boot up at all as in nothing would come up on monitor.

Eventually i had to call an engineer out who charged 20 quid for first hour 45 for 2nd fortunately he wasnt there for more than an hour.

He tested everything and was dumb founded. Sometimes it would boot up then freeze most of the time it would just reboot and then sometimes not even boot at all(using my pc as we speak).

He ultimately thought it was my memory so i slipped him 20 quid and went and bought some new memory. Stupidly guy behind the counter has given me pc 3200 ddr400 i swapped the memory round and it kept booting but restarting as i click on icon to log in(I meant to get pc 2700 ddr333).

My chip is amd athlon 2800
Win Xp Pro
400 W
ATI radeon 9800 xt pro
80 gb hd
On board ac97 sound cmedia

I have been reading on net that it might be my psu but i thought 400w should be enuf. I guess i could buy a larger model 550w maybe.

Or maybe its my mother board as sometimes it lets me boot up like it is now but it will probably reboot half way thru this message.

Also another note on booting up sometimes it read my memory as only having 140mb in or some other insane figure and freezes when it has a stick of 512mb in.

I... Read more

Answer:Pc Reboot/Or not at all dunno what to do plz elp:(

Check your fans. That 52 is kinda warm for the MB.(could be the sensors are crossed and the 52 is really the CPU) Make sure the fan is running in the power supply. That fan is the exhaust fan for the case. If it's not running, the power supply could be overheating and causing problems. A good cleaning with compressed air wouldn't hurt anything.

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I have Windows XP Pro. upgraded from Windows Home. Its Medion MD40100 Notebook, Pentium 4. I reformated the Harddisk/copied everything on external Harddrive and upgraded to Windows XP Professional. Know my USB ports don't work, or do they?

I have a mouse and seperate keyboard attached through USB (i have 4 ports on the back of the laptop) and IF AND ONLY IF..they are connected on a reboot they work. If i unplug them after the setup is complete, they will not work again unless I shut off/ plug them in/ reboot. Then poof they work again. None of these ports seem to work after the start up.

My system will not boot with the external harddrive plugged in, and so thus will certainly not work after the start up. It doesn't turn on and doesn't appear in Device Manager or anywhere on the computer system. Windows XP does not even report: new hardware attached. Nothing.

any help or suggestions would be greatly apppreciated.


Answer:i dunno what to do anymore!

I should also note: If I need to buy something, i will, I just really need access to the external Harddrive as it has all my backup information. Thanks again.


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I'm not too much of a php buff (I don' know anyting) but I know it was working and for some reason now it's not. I was messing with some security settings and cleaning up my Inetpub\wwwroot folder and eventually I noticed my php page wasn't functioning anymore.

I'm running WinXP Pro, and just reinstalled IIS 5.1. I got the php binary from and installed it (ver 4.3.7). I gave IUSR Read & Execute privileges to php.exe and php4ts.dll and IUSR Read privileges to sessiondata and uploadtemp directories, which is what the installer said I would probably have to do for all practical purposes.

The security settings on the wwwroot files all have IUSR access privileges.

The .php file in question uses some output generated into an .xml file by a BitTorrent client (Azureus). The first time I put all the chunks together it worked fine, the php script executed correctly, drew data from the xml file and displayed it neatly formatted the way it was supposed to. Now all I get is this...

CGI Error
The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers. The headers it did return are:

As little as I know, it seems obvious that the error is that no "HTTP headers" are being "returned".

I really don't know too much about php yet. I figure I'm not doing anything grossly complicated so the error must be pretty basic.

The php binary automatically puts in cgi.force_redirect = 0 into c:\windows\p... Read more

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hey guys i got this issue but i dunno what the problem is because when i play need for speed most wnated i dont get this issue but when i play fear combat i can play maybe somtimes for hours or maybe just 15 mins and i get these red artifacts and the pc just freezes at that point.

I got an gainward 8800gt 1gb but i had the same issue with a 8600gts i had before.
my spec ares as follows:

x2 5200
hiper 880w psu
msi k9n sli mobo
4gb ocz reaper x memory
2gb kingston memory
64bit vista

let me know if u need more info but im really confused why this is happening can anyone shed light on this.

Answer:Red artifacts Dunno Why!

Your 64-Bit Vista is probably contributing to this problem. If you are a gamer, why a64-bit Operating System?

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Question: I Dunno's HJT logs

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:46:12 AM, on 11/23/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\SVA Player\SVAPLAYER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\QDCSFS.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\csinsmnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\GoBack\GBTray.exe
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Answer:I Dunno's HJT logs

Hi and welcome to TSF! You are not in very bad shape there.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point... Read more

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Well, my computer was infected with the PS Guard at least, and it seems that I managed to wipe out it. But ever since, my network is as slow as possible. Even if I'm not doing anything, my connection keeps working. I wonder if somebody out there is using my connection to access my PC or something like that. I welcome any king of help! Thanks in advance!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 17:49:15, on 5/9/2005Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\logonui.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Arquivos de programas\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exeC:\Arquivos de programas\Arquivos comuns\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\sysvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Arquivos de programas\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Jogos\Steam\Steam.exeC:\Arquivos de programas\The All-Seeing Eye\eye.exeC:\Arquivos de programas\Cheating-Death\cdeath.exeC:\Arquivos de... Read more

Answer:Dunno what's wrong!

Hello macaco and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. The first thing we need to do is update the operating system on this computer.Your operating system is extremely out of date. By not keeping the OS updated the computer is vulnerable to every infection on the net and in emails today and trying to repair an unpatched system is virtually impossible. For update purposes, Microsoft has even stopped supporting a system that is this far out of date. Go to the Windows Update site and install Service Pack 2. Once that is done, go back to the Windows Update site and install all available Critical Updates. This will patch the system with the most current security fixes and plug all the known holes which are present on this system.After all of the updates have been performed post a new HijackThis log back here using the Add Reply button and I will review it when it comes in.Cheers.OT

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My computer's been acting like bleep ever since I bought it. It's always had popups from Drivecleaner and I can't find forums on removing what I've got. Can someone please read this HijackThis log and try to help me? I'd appreciate it greatly.(Moderator edit: log post moved to HJT log Forum for team analysis and member assistance. Enthusiast) Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:50:17 PM, on 11/9/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running 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\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exeC:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\Winamp.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Defa... Read more

Answer:Dunno How To Describe It

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Before we can get started on fixing your problem you must change the location of Hijackthis. It should not run from a temp directory. Download and run the HijackThis autoinstall program Please choose the default location of C:\Program Files as the destination.Run the program only from that location from now on. It is essential that you follow these steps or certain important features of the program will not function correctly.Once you have Hijackthis running from this folder, please reboot and post a new hijackthis log as a reply in this thread.

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Alright, so I recently bought a harddrive from TigerDirect which ended up being faulty (Went much slower than it should have) So I deleted the partition and went and exchanged it. However, in doing so, my dual boot menu (Which had xp and vista on it) STILL has the vista from the previous harddrive on it and i have now a fresh copy of vista installed on the new harddrive, so there are 3 on the boot menu.

Windows XP

In that order, the 3rd vista will not work, and I do not know how to get rid of it. I don't want it to work, as there's no files at ALL for it to run off of, but I wish to know how to get it off of the boot menu. If anyone knows, please help.


Answer:Help I did something stupid and dunno what to do

You can do it easily just by editing boot.ini which is on your active partition...First you have to tell windows to show you hidden files, go to My computer, on the Tools menu click on Folder options...than on the View tab you have to select "Show hidden files an folders" you can see your boot.ini fail on C: drive..right click on it and open with notepad...where it says [operating systems] you should have only 2 operative systems and you can delete the third one (old vista)...if you got any questions just post...cheers

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Question: Dunno. IP related?

My friend accesses his bank account from home using Firefox with no trouble. He comes to the shop and Chase makes him jump through hoops (call Chase, get security code) which takes a lot of time. We use google Chrome here. So I said I will download Firefox so you can get around that problem. My question is this: if he has Firefox at home and uses Firefox at the shop, wouldn't that change the IP, thus triggering the banks security settings? Does that mean he has to use the same computer at the same location all the time? Thanks

Answer:Dunno. IP related?

Not necessarily, some folks are assigned 'Dynamic' IP addresses by their IS Providers (A different IP address each time they connect, or reboot their router), which would mean the bank security would be on permanent alarm status.

Most banks just use login passwords - Mine has 2, an 8-digit number and a 5-digit number, entered on 2 separate pages. Also, my 'Mozilla Seamonkey' browser offers to remember any login details, I don't know whether Firefox has that facility or not.

The only thing to remember is that the shop-PC is set to NOT remember any login details (usually a tick-box on the login page) - If the home PC is accessed by your friend alone (or folks he trusts), then the 'Remember me' tick-box can be ticked (if available).

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When i log on to the actual Paypal website, it is asking me to verify my bank and credit card numbers (Looks like a phishing attempt but isn't).

I have to log on to access the 1-800- tech support number. As soon as I enter my password, it takes me directly to this page. Can anyone please post the aforementioned number?

Security Measures

Help with this page ?

We are currently performing regular maintenance of our security measures. Your account has been randomly selected for this maintenance, and you will now be taken through a series of identity verification pages.

Protecting the security of your PayPal account is our primary concern, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Click to expand...

Answer:Paypal...dunno where to put this

I was able to log in just fine. I looked for an 800 number for you, but all I could find was this one:


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We have recently changed our Internet provider, and I find that although the Internet connects and works perfectly well on my (Android) tablet, it is constantly disconnecting on my laptop. I had no problems before with the previous provider. I've checked all the Internet and Network settings I can find but nothing looks like it needs to be changed. I've even checked the firewall. My laptop is about 7-8 years old. My partner has no problem with the connection on his laptop, it seems to be just mine.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Celeron(R) Dual-Core CPU T3000 @ 1.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2999 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1308 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228472 MB, Free - 141166 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JV50
Antivirus: Computer Security, Updated and Enabled

As per the advice on a similar previous thread, I've added the print screen of the Device Manager. What do I need to do to get the Internet to stop disconnecting.?

Thank you.

Answer:Internet Won't Stay Connected on Laptop (Moved from Vista forum)

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My Last post on the Security/Am I Infected Forum:
I just finished the SFC Scan. The message report stated:
Windows resource protection found corrupt files, but was unable to fix some of them... windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.Log
I attempted to view the CBS.log text file in the Windows8 directory in notepad and wordpad, but I received an access denied window. So, I don't know how to copy and paste the information here. And, it will not let me copy the whole file so that i can attach it here on this thread."
Boopme's Response on the Security/Am I infected Forum:
"OK, sorry for the delay. I am also still to new to Win 8 system files...
Please repost this last item in WIn 8 and let one of the 8 people give you the proper repair"
This is the original thread  requesting assistance to get rid of the viruses on my system.  Now, I believe, per "Boopme", I think I just need to get my Windows 8 fixed.  Hopefully I have no further viruses on my system, otherwise I will refer back for assistance in the Security Forum.
So, I wil await for you to review the thread and the results of my scans in order to obtain further assistance to repair my Windows 8.
Thank you in ... Read more

Answer:Reposting on this Forum per Security Forum Moderator's Instructions

You need to Copy the log file to your desktop before trying to access/read or make changes to the Log file. The CBS.LOG file is in use by the system and Locked so you can not make any changes to the file. 
In an Elevated Command prompt Past this command 

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

This will make a copy of the CBS.LOG file  on your desktop called SFCDETAILS.txt with only the SFC /scannow details. The CBS.LOG file can be VERY long.
Reference: eightforums For proper command syntax. 

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I cannot use IE. It simply will not open. When I open it without add ons it will open but when I try to leave the blank page it crashes and leaves "view downloads" open. And any program that uses IE causes a massive amount of errors saying "C:\Windows\system32\mshtml.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support." However I can't re-install IE because it won't let me install it while it's already installed and it won't let me uninstall because when I go to programs and features>manage updates and right click on IE11 to uninstall it comes up saying "An error has occurred. Not all of the updates were successfully uninstalled." I also tried taking mshtml.dll from my fiance's computer and pasting it over mine but it says I don't have permission (even though I am administrator). This seems like some sort of cruel joke. Catch 22 everywhere. HALP

Answer:MSHTML.DLL corrupt dunno how to fix it.

Let's start with this...

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

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I was playing Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory, whilst talking to a friend over Skype, and I suddenly get this blue screen error... It's the first thing that's gone wrong with my newly built PC, and I dunno why. My PC restarted before I could jot down the specific error, but it said something like "Driver_not_less_or_equal". It recommended I remove newly added hardware, what is up :'(

Answer:First BSOD... Dunno what happened

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alright, so i recently switched from symmantec antivirus and firewall to Vipre antispyware + antivirus. Soon after, when i was surfing the web using firefox, i received notification that a bunch of trojan's and malware were attacking my computer, and that "a known bad file was blocked from opening". then, my computer promptly shutdown and restarted. This happened repeatedly, so i disconnected my internet, ran a deep scan using vipre and removed the entries. I noticed that my task manager was disabled, which i renabled through regedit, and then noticed that running processes included b.exe and g.exe. I then restarted windows in safe mode and deleted from my C:\Windows folder a.exe, b.exe, c.exe, d.exe, g.exe. I restarted the computer, and ran a deep scan again. This time, Vipre picked up only one entry, an Explorer32.Hijacker. I chose to remove it from my computer. Then, I noticed in task manager that I had 8 svchost.exe running, one of whom had a username that was my name, not a local service or SYSTEM. I looked at the process using Sysinternals process explorer, and it says the associated processes or N\A, not Microsoft Corporation like the other svchost.exe. It also seemed to call up the same registry key as the Explorer32.Hijacker, HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-861567501-2147211963-725345543-1003.So, I am using hijack this to see if someone can determine if my computer is infected or not. I am currently also running Trend Micro's housecall, but it i... Read more

Answer:virus or spyware? dunno

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

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Ok everytime I click on a google/yahoo/other search engine link it redirects me to
a) porn
b) other search engines like "netster"
c) something totally random
Any ideas???

Answer:I think I have a virus, but I dunno where to post xD

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Yes the below guide and steps will get you started on the removals process of these malwares, once completed all the steps, attach your logs and one of your malware experts will be along to assist you with some further manual instructiosn to remove the remaining pests that the initial scans dont get to.

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.

When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
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hi there,i just bought warcraft iii and its expansion frozen throne. i installed the game in my computer using my friend's cd rom drive. problem is the game is looking for a cd. im sure this is already an old question since ive seen many internet cafes having the game saved in their hard drive without the cd. but would anyone please help me. ive tried installing a virtual cd but i dont know how to use it. i think its circle of one virtual cd. and right now, i have a second problem coz i have a drive z in my computer and i dont know how to remove it. so wrapping up, my two questions are1. would someone be kind enough to give me a step by step procedure on how to prevent games (warcraft iii) from looking for a cd when i want to play it2. how do i remove the drive z in my computer??? thanks in advance

Answer:game looking for a old question i dunno

use gamejackel but yu will have to play the game with the cd 1or2 times for jackel to learn it then you wont need cd anymore this worked fo me on bf2 and bfvietnam   as for drive z you should go to its properties and uninstall or delete it  good luck ...... over n out

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Hi guys,

Sorry if similar problem had been covered before, but i really don't know where to start, searching doesn't help me much tbh. Ok here's the problem i'm having right now:

All of sudden, when i start my com today, my headset just stop working. However, i checked the headset with my friend's com, and it's ok so it gotta be my com's problem. For some reason, when i checked my "sound & audio device", there's none device found there.

Tried restart, and reinstall driver, nothing seems to work. The only i can think of now is my onboard integrated soundmax driver failed. However, problem doesn't just stop here! I found the driver on net, and when i tried to install it, it keep saying it can't extract specific file "soundmax\sys\cleanup.exe" The file definitely exist in the original rar folder, but it just won't extract that particular file! Anyway i can't bypass this problem, i really need the driver installed, coz i'm basically without any sound driver atm which make sense none of the device work

Would appreciate any helps here, coz i'd hate to reformat my com for simple matter like this! If this has been covered, please kindly direct me to the right link. Cheers guys

P/S i'm using the Logitech USB headset btw...

Answer:no sound...why? (dunno where to start)

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comp specs 1: 1.63 Ghz Athlon XP 1800+, 512 MB RAM DDR, 64MB Winfast Geforce 3 ti 200, Windows XP Pro Build 2600 w/ SP1
comp specs 2: 500 Mhz, 128 MB SDRAM, 16MB Integrated Motherboard Video Card, Windows XP Pro Build 2600 w/ SP1

router: Linksys BEFSR41 firmware 1.44.2z

i cant believe im having problems with this (ive taken the cisco CCNA course), but after reformatting the older comp (comp 2), i cant get the newer comp (comp 1) onto the network. ive done the normal xp network wizard, but the newer comp will error out no matter what setting i put it on. so i did everything manually, setting the ip addresses, resetting and reconfiguring the router, but all i can get is that each computer can see the other, and i can access files on the newer computer using the older computer. however, the newer computer cannot access the older computers files. thanks for any help.

Answer:dunno wats wrong...

I'll recommend the easy way, even though some forum members can't seem to understand why it works. Install the NETBEUI protocol on both machines, and I suspect you'll be browsing after that. It's on the XP CD in the VALUEADD directory.

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I bought an ASUS internal DVD Writer yesterday.
after installng it in my CPU and run the computer

i saw a message upon boot on the screen i can see

"Secondary IDE channel NO 80 conductor installed"

what does that means? is my DVD writer broken?

but i can enter my windows.. so im wondering what does the message means,,

slave = CD-ROM
Secondary = DVD Writer
slave = CD Writer...
also i have noticed that if i forgot to close the DVD Writer and turn off the computer, it does not close automatic before shutting down.- leaving the DVD writer open..
the other two drives close upon shutting down..
so is the DVD writer broken?

i want to know if its broken, so that i could return it to the shop..
but i want to make sure if its really broken.. i dont want to humilate myself on the shop..

thank you.. sorry for bad english..

Answer:Help me please... i dunno if my DVD Writer is broken...

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That's my HiJackThis file, before I begin my issue.

Ok, seems my mom got on my pc a few days back and when I came back from my trip, my PC would not run World of Warcraft because some of the files were corrupt. I knew about this issue and knew it was some sort of virus, trojan, spyware, w/e. Just to play it safe I ran WOW Repair Kit to search the files to see if anything was corrupt, and it came back clean... So now for sure it's something wrong with my PC.

Other symptoms I knew it is going wrong, I wanted to dl HiJackThis and put it into the search on I clicked on link to HiJackThis and it took me to Stopzilla? or something like that. I've been running the past few days AVG antispyware and nothing, I get some trojans repeatedly showing up, I delete and when I restart and rescan it'll just come back sometimes.


Answer:Trojan? Spyware? Dunno [HELP!]

You want to read and run these steps before posting logs, then post in the malware forum to expand...


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Hi Guys, please bear with me if I've posted this wrong I'm new to your forum. I have a Windows xp based system and using IE6 I went to shut down last night , AVG warned me It had detected a trojan. My machine is now running slow and AVG is not showing in the task bar and I can't activate it. There are all sorts of exe. files running in the task manager and some sort of programme called system security has installed itself and keeps telling me I have malware etc. and I need to buy it to remove them. Please help ?


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got this msn virus basically it sends a message saying look at this pic of me or something similar. then when you except the .rar file i thnk it is might have been .exe. then it shuts down the window and opens windows to all other online contacts, sends them this message to then shuts down the window. no other window is then able to be opened until msn is restarted. any ideas how to fix it

Answer:Solved: MSN VIRUS dunno how to get rid of it

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I installed the newest version of Spysweeper, and shortly after Microsoft Antispyware asked me if I wanted to block something called ''. I didn't know what it was and presumed it was spyware so I blocked it. The thing is, I'm wondering if it's part of the Spysweeper 4 installation. After uninstalling and reinstalling Spysweeper, the same thing happened - this time though MS Antispyware blocked it WITHOUT asking me. There seems to be no way of unblocking it aside from uninstalling/reinstalling Spysweeper with MS Antispyware switched off. This is what MS Antispyware says about it:-

"Windows Hosts File alert

Occured on: 08/06/2005 at 00:04:20

The entry pointing to IP address has been automatically been denied permission to be added to the Windows Hosts file. This Hosts file change was blocked based on your previous input."

Does anybody running these 2 programs together know what this is and have you encountered it during the installation of Spysweeper 4? All help much appreciated.

Answer:Blocked something with MS Antispyware but dunno what

Try re downloading spysweeper, i never had a problem.

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im new to this stuff so bare with me sorry. well i formatted and upgrade my Vaio Cs 32bit VGN-CS23G from vista to windows 7. and my class mate says i need to find some drivers. i found a list on this vaio website, but i didnt know which one i needed. thanks.

Answer:i dunno which drivers to install

You may not need any driver. When you look in Device Manager are there any yellow exclamation marks showing? In Windows 7, go into Control Panel>System and Security>System>Device Manger.

For your Reference, here is the support page for your computer. Use the drop down box to pick your OS.

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A prog called sysmgr.exe i read online and used SDfix in safe mode after i disable system restore then fixed the registy values (I think) and the pop ups have stopped but i still dunno if its gone or w/e. Every time the IE would open and the site would come up and my firewall would ask to block somethings like 028.exe or 082.exe everytime. It hastn happened since i followed instructions.Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)Run by Donna at 2008-11-25 17:55:42Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3System drive C: has 12 GB (16%) free of 76 GBTotal RAM: 511 MB (26% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:07:55 PM, on 11/25/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Nexon\Mabinogi\npkcmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exeC:... Read more

Answer:"Sysmgr.exe" I think i removed it but i dunno..

Hello, SbrbnGangsta to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTViewIt.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedWe need to scan for Rootkits with GMERPlease download GMER from one of the following mirrors:This is the Primary mirrorThis is a Secondary mirrorThis is a Secondary mirrorClose any and all open programs, as this process may crash your computer.Unzip the downloaded file to your desktop.Double click on y... Read more

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I think it may be my GPU; Asus GTX 280.

Sometimes after I login into my user the screen goes weird (2 tone red and black, looks pixelated too). I will try to take a pic of it when it next happens and upload it. when this happens i just reboot and hope it works properly, most of the time it does.
this also happens seemingly at random during games i play (mount and blade warband atm).

cpu: intel quad q6700
gpu: asus gtx 280
Hard drive: WD caviar black 750 gig
psu: corsair 750
mobo: p5nesli

is my gpu dying?

Answer:I crash, dunno what's causing it

Hello !!

Follow this article Run Selective Startup using System Configuration and reboot in Selective Startup and see if that fixes your problem.

Hope this helps,

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Hiya all
The computer has gone really slow. I think there are programs running that shouldn't be, but I am not really sure what to do next just in case I make things worse. I think I need your help.
Thanks in anticipation.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 253506 MB; F: Total - 128472 MB, Free - 88085 MB; G: Total - 286188 MB, Free - 246927 MB;
Motherboard:, IP35 (Intel P35+ICH9/R)
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
HJT log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 08:39:34, on 01/12/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16736)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
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Ok, i can't connect to the internet and theres the Sitebar pop-up/installer.

Is that the cause of it coz i tried all the steps.

Could anyone look at my log file and tell me whats wrong?

I can't stop the lsass in services.msc anyway!!!

Thanks alot.

Answer:I really dunno whats wrong

Your Operating System and Internet Explorer versions are WAY out of date and represent a major security risk. After we fix your current problems, you must get updated. You need to install Service Pack 2 for security purposes.

Your HJT log shows no signs of the READ ME being run, please follow the steps below:

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support

Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above and you still have a problem, make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below thread to properly use HijackThis and attach the log:

Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

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  well here's what happenswhen i push the power button....only the red LED would turn on the yellow LED this condition my monitor's LED is blinking and no display....if i kept on pushing the power button and once the yellow LED turns on, the pc would start up then hang while the windows is initializing or hang at windows start up....if i removed my modem, the pc would startup but later on hang....i dunno whyif i remove the cdrom and the harddisk...the computer would wait for both and would not start up....once i shut down the pc then start it up again....there are times when the yellow LED won't turn on and there are times when it would....uhm please help me on what is the possible defect of my pc?

Answer:help please i dunno whats wrong with my pc

Quote if i remove the cdrom and the harddisk...the computer would wait for both and would not start up....You probably don't want to remove the hard drive, yet. That'll cause you some problems.  Please post more specs. Like, Processor type and speed, motherboard model, RAM, video card model, and Windows version. Too much is better than not enough. When did this problem happen? Can you remember what you were doing right before it started happening? Give us as much info as possible to work with.

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PLease help me about this!! I don't know what to delete? I can't even open IE. I scanned with ad-aware, it finds some spyware but didn't fix my problem. Here are my logs from hijack this. Please help me...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 3:49:09 PM, on 9/4/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\\WeatherOnTray.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Kazaa Lite K++\KazaaLite.kpp
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = c:\searchpage.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
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Answer:Hijackthis log, dunno what to delete?

This is what I suggest you do first.

Make sure you have the up-to-date versions of Spybot and Ad-aware. All are free and available bellow.

Download Spybot, install and update. Then download Ad-aware, install, and update.

Go to Start > Programs >Spybot > Search & Destroy and choose Spybot S&D

Close ALL windows except Spybot S&D
Click the button to "Search for Updates" and download and install the Updates.
Next click the button "Check for Problems"
When Spybot is complete, it will be showing "RED" (RED) entries "BLACK" entries and "GREEN" (GREEN) entries in the window
Put a check mark beside the RED (RED) entries ONLY.
Choose "Fix Selected Problems" and allow Spybot to fix the RED (RED) entries.


Install the program and launch it.

First in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now then click Connect and download the latest reference files.

From main window :Click Start then under Select a scan Mode tick Perform full system scan.

Next deselect Search for negligible risk entries.

Now to scan just click the Next button.

When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it.(Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and click Next)

1. Open My Computer
2. Right click on your hard drive that you wish to clean (C drive, for example)
3. In the context menu that opens, select p... Read more

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