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Question: HELP Apache Server installed without permission

I have just clicked on a "normal" link on a website and got the message that the Apache Server was being installed.Does anyone know how to remove this ?Is its purpose to take over my PC or use it for other purposes ?Any help gratefully received

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Answer: HELP Apache Server installed without permission

click here for information on it. It should be in Add or Remove programs if it has been installed. Remove it from there

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Hi ,How are you. I get this error over and over again in the Event Viewer:

1203 - Description              : The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

                                   and APPID

                                   to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19)
from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Could you tell me exactly... Read more

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I am receiving the following error in the Event Viewer from the source DistributedCOM (Windows 8.1 64 bit) :
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID class identitification
 and APPID identification
 to the user Lenovo\Ewa with security identification SID
(S-1-5-21-1287633286-651115146-4152900111-1001) from the address LocalHost (using

LRPC) acting in the application container with identity SID
This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
It regards Zinio Reader application.
Please advice how can I fix the problem.
Thanks and best regards, Ewa

Answer:The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

Hi Ewa,
It's just a example instead of your real ID.
The ID of yours {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} must be in that list. Have you attempt to find it?
I have search it on my lab computer(Windows 8.1)as below:
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Question: apache web server

I have apache installed and running on my linux machine. I will be using this to test cgi scripts etc that I write. but where do i save these files so that the server will show them? if i type my machines name into a browser it shows the apache test page and says that i can now replace it. but where is it?

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Question: apache server

help...ive installed an apache server on windows xp.its running fine when i goto to http://localhost.
problem is...when my friend adds my ip into ie he gets error message is this normal.???????
how can he log onto my server. also where do i put the files to serve to people. sorry about this im a total newbie to servers.

Answer:apache server

Well for one I need to know if you have a router at your house. If you do that is most likely the problem. If you have a router you have to foward port 80 to your webservers ip address.

The place where you put your files is the "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/htdocs"

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Question: Apache web server

hello, i am having trouble setting up an apache web server on my wireless lan. I have port 80 open and can see the page by using or my local ip but how can i let people on the internet access my connection?

Answer:Apache web server

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Hey, what's up yall. Well, here we go. I was able to use Apache and host my site a long time ago. That's when my older cousin helped me set it up. But now, I am not able to get the outside world to see the stuff I make and put on the server. I put the proper port for forwarding on my router. I am behind a Linksys WRT54G router. Also I edited the config files in the Apache root document. Mabey the info is incorrect? I checked with my ISP, (Cox Communications), and they gave me a list of ports that they blocked.

[0-65535] 136,137,138,139,*[80]*, 45, 111, 119, and 27374

THose are what the lady told me. Oh and by the way I been trying to resetup Apache and I forgot what to put for the Domain name and the Server name. If you could give me a good help step by step mabey?

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Apache Web server [Help]

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I keep getting an error that reads "FAILURE OS SERVER APACHE BRIDGE" I have no idea what this means. Never saw it before. Can someone help? Thanks, AG

Answer:Server Apache??? What is this?

is this on a website? apache is a type of web server and used by many around the world like sony(theirs were not as updated they found out lol). Apache HTTP Server - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Question: Apache Web Server

1. I am running apache 2.2. Whenever i try to connect via my ip address to my website it takes me to login to the netgear router i have.
2. The IP Address assigned to my router is dynamic. If I change it to static IP will I have any problems with my internet or comcast?
3. I am guessing this problem could be solved by assigning my server a different IP, but is this possible while still being connected to the same router?
4. Are there any tutorials (or can you tell me) how I can set up apache to host my html website made in Adobe Dreamweaver.


Answer:Apache Web Server

You need to use a different port for the Apache server.

If you want to run a site, just buy a domain and set it up on a free web host account. Running a site from your home is against the Comcast TOS. It can be done but it's probably not worth it.

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Question: Apache Server

I have been hired by a local ISP as a system administrator. They are using Linux. I need to know how to find out the version of Apache they are using to see if it needs updated.

Answer:Apache Server

Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but try this link -

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I've noticed that many professional server have the /home/usr/ ect for the files. How do you get that? On my server, it shows the entire path, c:\xorg\apache\htdocs ect. Thanks.

Answer:Need help with a apache server(With PHP)

/home/usr is a location on an unix server. There is no way you can get that on your Windows machine.

Maybe you should elaborate on what exactly you want to achieve here.

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Question: Apache Web Server

I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place but I hope someone knows the answer! I'm trying to configure my server to listen to two ports. I know I need the virtual host directive in the httpd.conf but it still doesn't work. This is what I added to the file...

ServerAdmin [email protected]
DocumentRoot /home/i4203b02/advanced/www/docs
ServerName zenit.senecac.on.ca8935
ErrorLog logs/
CustomLog logs/ common

Can someone help me please


Answer:Apache Web Server

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I use an Amazon-ec2 linux computer and I have just installed Apache and opened ports 80 and 443 in the security groups and started the server. but then whenever i go to connect to try to see whether it worked or not I can not connect at all (the server does not respond in time) and I double and triple checked my ports and they are fine so i am wondering if anyone can please help answer what I might be doing wrong. all the commands i used to install and set it up will be pasted below.thank youCode: [Select]sudo yum update -y
sudo yum groupinstall -y "Web Server" "MySQL Database" "PHP Support"
sudo yum install -y php-mysql
sudo service httpd start
sudo chkconfig httpd on
chkconfig --list httpd
httpd           0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off

Answer:Apache server issues

I have run into issues with ISP's blocking servers. I have had to run my apache servers on ports like 8080 and 8077 etc instead of port 80. Also instead of 443 I have had to use alternate port numbers as well when having FTP etc.Can you view your web page locally through the apache service at If you can not view it locally, then there is a problem with it and it may be in the httpd.conf or local firewall blocking etc. If you can view it locally through browser thru apache service to local, then it is either ISP blocking it or you need to set up your port forwarding to allow passthrough of specific port traffic to a specific IP in your router. If your port forwarding is not configured and enabled then your router will not allow access to the apache server system from other computers.

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I recently installed Apache server 2.0.43. My computer which is currently running on Windows 98SE. I would like to start out saying that the Apache server does work. However, whenever I try to log off of a profile, I get a message saying that windows cannot shutdown and that I need to close Apache before it will. This is a problem in itself because in the Apache Service Monitor when I click 'stop' to stop apache, it doesn't do anything. Nor does it stop when I use the 'stop' in the Control Apache Server menu which is in the programs menu with the other things. The only way to get this program to stop is to Control Alt Delete the Service Monitor, the Apache program, and a program called Winoldap. Only then can I switch profiles. Sometimes when Winoldap goes down, it gives me an illegal operation message in USER.EXE. Any ideas what might be the issue here?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Apache Server problems

Did you try ending the task?

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Hi - I am trying to configure Apache on W7 machine, Please help in fixing a configuration issue.

- IIS is not installed in my system and Port 80 is free before installing Apache
- I installed Apache in "D:\Apache" and installation suceeded
- Apache startes and running fine. Now Port 80 is in use by httpd.exe
- http://localhost on IE shows Apache Index page which means Apache installation is proper and Apache is running fine
- I have configured my router for Port Forwarding to forward HTTP calls to local machine (
- Now while I am trying to access my Apache server page through Internet from another machine , page is not loading.
- Diagnostics shows that - website() is online but isn't responsding to connection attaempts
- I have tried disabling Firewall, adding Inbound/Outbound rules to ensure that port 80 is not locked.
- No anti virus.

- After this I tried installing ISS on this mahcine and configured everything. again http://localhost shows IIS page but when I am trying to aceess it through internet no response.

-> I did follow the same configuration steps on a System with VISTA and it works fine. I am able to view the web page through internet from any PC. But same software installed by following same procedure is not working on Windows7.

Please help me in resolving this issue.


Answer:IIS or Apache HTTP server on W7

Hi All - I fond the problem. eset internet security was blocking Port 80. Now things are working as expected.

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I'm looking to start my Apache server just for fun but I don't know a lot about security and servers, is there much to do to harden the server?

Answer:Apache Server: Advice?

Apache by itself is pretty secure if you have a recent version. It is PHP and other active content things that provide the biggest security holes.

If you are planning on serving static webpages then you have little to worry about. If it is going to be something using PHP, MySQL or similar then you should watch what you install/do and always keep the software up to date.

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I'm running an Apache server on an IBM PC. It's running behind a Zone Alarm firewall. Everything used to serve up fine. Recently, it has stopped serving htm/html pages. I'm still able to view the directory and open jpg files, however html pages won't come up. Now, when I'm at home within the LAN, everything works just fine, however when I'm on the WAN or outside of my network, html pages won't come up. I've rebooted the server, restarted the server, etc. But nothing works. I haven't changed any settings on the server. The only thing that has changed has been a Windows XP security update and the ZoneAlarm update. I checked Zone Alarm after the update and it appears that none of the settings have changed.

Has anyone experienced something similar with Apache? Any ideas of what's happening? Please help.

thanks in advance to everyone here at [H].


Answer:Apache Server question

So people on the outside can view JPEGs, but not static HTML pages served from the same directory? Weird... could be an MTU problem, but I dunno.

What do the Apache log files say? Do they see the request?

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I downloaded a chat applet from in hopes I could set it up on my Apache server. This of course did not work as planed, which the post makes it pretty obvious =P. Anyways, I put the chat in my server directory and try to load it up, and to my suprise it dosent work. So I looked around a bit, and put the chats .pl file in my servers cgi-bin directory. I looked through my configuration file and fixed the cgi-bin directory to its corret location, and it still does not work. I looked through the help files at Apache and nothing seems to pertain to my problem.... Does anyone know what im doing wrong here? Do I need some sort of special plugins to enable this CGI and Perl and such?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to enable CGI on an Apache Server?

You didn't mention what os, did you install/enable Perl on your server?

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Would anyone recommend against locking down a windows XP apache server using something like deep freeze?

Thoughts, comments, suggestions?

Answer:Apache server security

For a static website I don't see why it wouldn't work. Why not just use a linux distro though?

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Get error 404 for any apache sites. Vista home Prem and Firefox.
Is it my firewall or cable service?

Answer:Solved: Apache server

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hi, im busy writing, i have the domain, ive looked at a few http servers to use as im planning to host it myself problem is i have no idea how to set the server up, ive installed it and i can see a conf file but that just seems to be full of text and not much else, its maybe just not what i was expecting to see, buttons and settings to change, any tips guides tutorials? thanks in advance :major i-CONICA :major

Answer:apache http server help

If your running linux you only need to start the Apache daemon which in my case is "httpd". I added it to the "daemon" line in /etc/rc.conf

You should go through the "httpd.conf" file also to make sure the services you want are available.

If your doing this in Windows, I don't have a clue.

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Possible clue: OK, so I am going to build a website using WordPress (which I have not yet downloaded) and I noticed that my hosting service uses Linux and also uses Apache for something...(yes, I'm a noob to this)...

Meanwhile, I found (here I think) very high recommendations for Personal Software Inspector (PSI) and have installed and run it.

PSI tells me that "This program was detected as Insecure, it is strongly recommended that you apply the latest security patch from the vendor of the program." and "The version detected of Apache 2.2.x was 2.2.9 while the latest version including one or more security fixes is 2.2.17."

So, I click the Install Solution link and am taken to an page and see SEVERAL links for they are:
Unix Source: httpd-2.2.17.tar.gz [PGP] [MD5] [SHA1]
Unix Source: httpd-2.2.17.tar.bz2 [PGP] [MD5] [SHA1]
Win32 Source: [PGP] [MD5] [SHA1]
Win32 Binary without crypto (no mod_ssl) (MSI Installer): httpd-2.2.17-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi [PGP] [MD5] [SHA1]
Win32 Binary including OpenSSL 0.9.8o (MSI Installer): httpd-2.2.17-win32-x86-openssl-0.9.8o.msi [PGP] [MD5] [SHA1]
Other files

So, please, here are my questions.

1) Why do I have and need Apache?

2) Which link is the proper one for me?

I am running Win7 x64.



PS! Exact same scenario and questions for PSI telling me PHP needs to be updated...I suppose the answer is right here, but it's greek to Read more

Answer:Apache HTTP Server - which one?

You dont need to run any of the above on your computer, unless your actually hosting your website on your machine. More likely your paying a webhost a monthly fee to host your wordpress account. IIS is in a nutshell the microsoft version of Apache. If you install all this on your home computer, chances are your isp is blocking port 80 traffic to your home, unless your paying for a business account. You really are better off with a professional hosting service that will manage/mitigate your server setup and security risks. Good Luck!

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Okay, I have a router and a small network on the inside of it.

Now, how do I configure my router (D-link Di-524) to transfer into that apache server to serve up my web page?

say my ip is or something
and the internal IP of my apache server is

How do I get it to where I can type in the ip into a web browser and my router routes to the address to serve the web page?

I'm able to get internal addressing just fine. I just wanna know how to have access from outside my private network.

Answer:Acessing my apache server?

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Question: Apache HTTP server

hey, I just installed apache HTTP server, and it WAS working perfect.. after i loaded TightVnc and got it working perfect and i started putting files into folders on the server and made a network drive for my other computers it stopped working.. and i can't get it back working again..please help

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I had started an Apache Web Server on my WinXP machine, and wanted to get everything working before I attempted it on a Red Hat Linux machine as a full time web server. So here we go:

1)I'm running Apache under WinXP, and I am behind a router
2)My problem HAS to be with my router
3)I contacted help/support with my ISP (Road Runner cable) and this is what they had to say about me with my web server:

Yes, you can use Apache to my knowledge. I know there are customers who set up Apache server and use PHP and MYSQL database with it. I just asked our technician, you can set it up but it will not work on port 80. You do not need a ?Business class account? to set your own web server up, you can run Apache server if you have even a standard residential account.

4)So I have my Apache httpd.conf file configured for port 888 since I can't use 80. My site comes up when I type "http://localhost:888", and "" - which is my internal ip and the correct port

5)Since my ISP confirmed that web servers are allowed (but not on port 80) and since my website comes up on my internal IP, behind the router, this leads me to believe that I am not forwarding port 888 properly.. correct?

But to my knowledge, I have forwarded them properly, and I took screenshots of all three windows of my Linksys router/firewall software, you can see them HERE

I went to "" to get my external IP for the router, I typed that IP into my... Read more

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I'm running an Apache server on a IBM pc with XP pro OS. The server has been running fine for several months now, but suddenly it's no longer serving. I've restarted the server several times and rebooted the computer several times. I'm running zone alarm and and norton AV corp edition. Any ideas what's happening? I pinged the server, but no luck.

The server is behind a router also. Maybe someone could try to ping the server and let me know if you have any luck. is the IP.


Answer:Apache server question

I can ping it.. Port scan the ip and see if 80 is open. If it is then you need to check your access logs to see what's going on.

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This is from thread: to expand...

I want to set up a web server so that I can post a blog and a php script (kplaylist). I want to be sure I am setting up my web server and apps correctly and secure. Anyone have any how-tos on how to properly set it up? With current documentation -- not stuff from like 2003 or something (unless it is still relevant).

I have the following software installed:

- Debian 5 (Lenny)
- Apache 2.2
- PHP 5
- kplaylist (

P.S. Any recommended web blog software? I really just want to set up a clean blog.

Answer:Apache 2.2 / Debian 5 - Web Server Security

Make sure MYSQL has a root password
NO phpmyadmin
Disable any php Functions you don't need php.ini
Limit where scripts can be ran from with Apache2 httpd.config(I think

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need to limit access ftp and any folder
using apache 1.3 on unix box
the closest I have got is
<Limit LOGIN>
Order Allow,Deny
Allow from 128.44.26.,myhost.mydomain
Deny from all
Quotas on
DefaultQuota 40000 ;<---need to set a folder size quota

and the dir comes back with server error all other dir's are ok

anyone good at htaccess htmaster htpassword

Answer:apache server code help asking the tuff ???

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Hi All,

I am using Apache server on vista. CGI file enumerates networks resources.
when i execute CGI file using administrative rigths for httpd.exe, CGI will execute.
otherwise don't show require result...
Can anyone know how do i set access for either httpd or CGI file.. so that it will execute all times..
Thanks & Regards,

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I'm running XAMPP under Windows XP Professional SP3. I know Linux alternatives are much better for servers, but I'm a Linux novice and don't have the time and effort to implement it. Right now the computer has to antivirus, or firewall (Windows Firewall was interfering with FileZilla Server). Yes, I know it's bad, but not many people visit it, so I figure its not too much at risk, and it's fully backed up. What programs should I use to protect it? I'll have people connecting to it on port 80 and also 20-24, 990. Also, a few people have FTP permissions to upload files and I don't want the AV interfering with that.

Answer:Server Security (windows Xp, Apache)

Nobody knows what apps work well with Apache and Filezilla?

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I am installing the apache webserver on my Windows7 computer. I am at the point where I need to edit the httpd.conf file. When I try to save the file, it says access denied. What do I need to do here?

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I am just wondering for all the people who run their own http server, what software do you use for statistics? I am looking at setting something up with my linux box now so I can monitor traffic usage?

I am running apache2

Answer:apache web server stat software

I use this one:


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I have a computer that I want to use simply and strictly as a server. I am thinking about setting up Apache as the server. This would be a live environment where I would host web sites, not simply a test environment. Can this be done using Apache?


Answer:Setting up a live Apache server on XP Pro

check out the package called easyphp, it has apache, my sql, and php all in one, and it takes like 10 minutes to set it up, and it works nicely for just about anything, you can have forums, or php nuke or whatever you want. check it out at

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I know I'll likely get a few RTFM replies, but I'm feeling lazy today and thought I would go straight to those who might know...YOU!

How can I give someone FTP access to my Apache server. They are not a LAN user. They would be considered WAN, outside, external, in a different city completely.

Thanks and please forgive my laziness today.


Answer:How to give FTP access to Apache server

biru32 said:

I know I'll likely get a few RTFM replies, but I'm feeling lazy today and thought I would go straight to those who might know...YOU!

How can I give someone FTP access to my Apache server. They are not a LAN user. They would be considered WAN, outside, external, in a different city completely.

Thanks and please forgive my laziness today.

J.Click to expand...

I use Serv-U and like it very much but it is for Windows and Commercial and you can also use IIS built into Windows.

For Linux errm.. don't know, but I'm sure there are many.

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There is a remotely exploitable vulnerability in the way that Apache web servers (or other web servers based on their source code) handle data encoded in chunks. This vulnerability is present by default in configurations of Apache web server versions 1.2.2 and above, 1.3 through 1.3.24, and versions 2.0 through 2.0.36. The impact of this vulnerability is dependent upon the software version and the hardware platform the server is running on.

Systems Affected

Web servers based on Apache code versions 1.2.2 and above
Web servers based on Apache code versions 1.3 through 1.3.24
Web servers based on Apache code versions 2.0 through 2.0.36



Answer:Apache web server Vulnerability: June 21

June 24, 2002: Added F5 Networks vendor statement.
June 24, 2002: Updated IBM vendor statement to include Websphere information.
June 24, 2002: Added Sun Microsystems Inc. vendor statement.
June 27, 2002: Added Nortel vendor statement.
June 27, 2002: Updated Unisphere vendor statement.
June 28, 2002: Added Alcatel vendor statement.
June 28, 2002: Added Apple vendor statement.
July 08, 2002: Added Cisco vendor statement.



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Hello sevenforums members,
i am in a problem.pls help me.i install xampp in my pc.xampp apache server not working on my pc.when i start my xampp apache server its start but server not working.when i open my browser and open localhost its start loading.. and loading not stop its show nothing.
when i stop apcahe server and start again its show error.when i open my error.log file its show this error
[Sun Sep 22 10:33:06.418685 2013] [mpm_winnt:error] [pid 4072:tid 1720] (OS 10038)An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket. : AH00332: winnt_accept: getsockname error on listening socket, is IPv6 available?

pls help me...

Answer:my xampp apache server not working

Hello yogeshbatra

I had problems in the past with xampp , but I was able to resolve the issue by re-installing it. Just follow this guide..

PHP MySQL Tutorial: Create a Webserver on Your Computer with XAMPP -HD- - YouTube

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I am just messing around trying to configure an apache web server on my PC (XP Pro). It is hella confusing. Why can they not just make setup clear and easy? All I can access is, which gives me the welcome message. I tried changing the directories and such in the configuration fine, but I still cannot figure out what the hell to do.

Basically all I want to do is create a web page just for the hell of it. I may need it later for god knows what.

Can anyone help me out, or at least send me to some good resources? I've already checked out the manual on their site.

Answer:Attempting to setup an apache web server is a loopback code, which refers to your machine.

change the index.html in the apache directory to your index.html, and go from there.

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Enviro (essential parts):

A new Win7 Pro machine acting as a web server. Loaded with Apache 2.2. This 'server' is located behind a router and is also on a local network with one other Win 7 Prp machine, and with two Win XP machines. One of the XP machines acts a the prime server (for now). The other XP macine is my development machine

I have NO firewall active on any of my machines.


When I first hooked up my new Win7 pro machine a couple of weeks ago, it 'served' my pages properly. Then I noted that I couldn't 'push' files to this server machine from my XP development machine.

Ultimately, as of yesterday with a lot of changes to 'Network and Sharing' and use of netplwiz.exe, I can now push/pull files between my XP and Win 7 machines with no problem

New Problem:

But *now*, I can't visit my web site on this new server (where I could do so about a week ago without problems).

This next entry on the Firefox address bar works correctly and shows the first page of my site quickly and properly: Microsoft Internet Information Services 8 (where 4297 is the port where my router directs this web site). The access.log show the access was granted

This next entry I triedsomehow fails to get by my Win 7 machine's security: Website Hosting - and there is no entry in the access.log file on Apache that there was even an attempt --- absolutely empty


What must I do to the security or sharing on the Win 7 P... Read more

Answer:Win 7 Pro STOPS Access to the Apache Server on it ?


Somehow, my 'examples' were changed !

What I wanted to say was that the access was perfect, but the actual web address not allowed to be serviced by Apache.


-Mel Smith

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I am trying to get apache working but I am having alot of trouble. If I had no virtual servers and only the default server, it works fine. It response to all the domainnames that refers to it. Problems start when I need to get virtual servers working. When I add the first virtual server, it completely takes over. I set the virtual server to and but it also takes over other hostnames on the machine such as When I set the servername in the default server to, the virtual server for and is there. When I create a second virtual server to handle, it is completely ignored and goes to the first virtual server. When I swap the two virtual servers in the config file, which ever one is first in the file is the one that responses.
Any ideas what is causing this?


Answer:apache virtual server is taking over

The first virtual host in the config file becomes the default virtual host for all hostnames, not specified for another virtual host.

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So I've got my apache server up and running and everything works great.... However I know want to run PHP scripts on the server as well. I realize that this isnt that complicated however I cant get the server to load the php module or cgi. So my question to you all is what is the problem?

I've looked at a lot of tutorial of loading php into apache but I still cant get it to work. Does anyone know of a site or something that would better explain what I need to do becuase everytime I change the http conf like it says the apache server wont even start?

I'm using apache 2.2 and trying to get php 5 to work with it. I realize this is kinda broad in terms of info but my main problem i think im encountering is that my directories arent in sync with the modules or the http conf is tryin to load random ass modules in the php folder that dont excist.

Answer:Windows Apache server and php problem

Well today at work I just setup a local webserver with mysql adaphic and php on vista business 32bit
first disable UAC i tried not disabling it and all it did was cause problems.

Install adaphic, close server than php pointing the the conf folder

and it should work. make sure u dont install the extensions with the installer when i tried something causes adapche to crash.

so after those install it should work.

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I am trying to install Apache 2.2.4 (apache_2.2.4-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi) on my Windows 7 Home Premium computer. During the installation, two command prompt windows show up with some errors. The first one shows a long list of 'Access Denied' errors, while the second one says something similar to 'NT [...] Not Found'. I noticed, that the httpd.conf file was missing after the installation, and that the service did not get installed at all. After following this guide (Installing Apache 2.2 on Windows 7 (beta) | Developer Oracles), I got the service installed, but it doesn't start.

What can I do to get Apache installed properly? I installed it on Windows Vista (before upgrading) and it worked fine. If required, I can upload screenshots of the error command prompts.

Thanks a lot for helping out


Thanks for the welcome

As requested by Dwarf, here the pictures of the error command prompt windows. Note that another window opened during the installation, even before the ones I uploaded. However, it disappeared so quickly that it was impossible to get a screenshot of it. It basically showed a long list of 'Access Denied' messages.

Answer:Apache Web Server Installation Problems

Hi ibby1992 and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Please do upload the screenshots, as the more information that is provided the easier it is for us to help you. I don't have experience of Apache myself, but others might.

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Hi there.

I have a problem with an Apache Server I have recently created.

I am using my Laptop as a server and have got it to work locally. I have configured the document root to be a folder on my C: Drive and when I run I can see the web page I created. From what I can gather I am viewing this locally completely on my system.

My question is, how can I get another machine on my home network to be able to view this?

I have heard you need to forward port 80 on the windows firewall and allow it in your httpd config file, which I have.

I also was told that you have to add this to your httpd file:

<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order deny,allow
Allow from all
#Deny from all

However when I view from another computer on my network, nothing happens.


Answer:Basic Apache Server Functionality

use the ip address of the laptop in your browser from another machine eg my laptop is .

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I had a question that maybe someone can help me with. I have Apache installed on WinNT and 98 but would like to install it on only one computer and configure Apache so that it serves up pages to all 4 computer on my local peer to peer network. I am sure this requires a simple configuration of Apache but I cannot find the documentation. Can anyone tell me how to do this or refer me to a web page that discusses this in depth?


Answer:Apache web server on a local network

Not sure if I understand... If you have Apache running, what is it that you want to do? On a LAN, you should be able to just go to the IP address of that system running Apache ( for example).

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So my boss says to me yesterday we need to get apache running on one of our servers for this proprietary software. He wants to do apache instead of IIS because its what they recommend. So I add it to my list, thinking time to hit the net for research because I've never touched apache. So today he comes by and asks if its done and I had no idea he meant that fast! So I'm like "uh not yet" and start downloading! While I'm downloading, any pointers or anything tricky I should know to save me some time? I honestly don't know what this software needs beyond just installing it. Its supposed to host images or something.

Answer:IIS guy needs to get apache server online asap

OldPueblo said:

Its supposed to host images or something.Click to expand...

If that's all it's doing it's pretty easy, just read thru the httpd.conf file

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hi there,

So I set up an instance of Apache on the port 8081 on a server machine. I can access it fine from IE on the machine itself. However when I try to access it from my personal workstation (or any other network pc for that matter), it doesn't recognize the IP address in the browser. The strange thing is I can ping the server machine...

(Running windows server 2012 and windows 7 professional)
(I obviously can't telenet to it though)

Any ideas?


(ps if this is too vague I'm sure I can take some time to make a screencast! Let me know anything you need from me)

Answer:Can access apache locally through server but not anywhere else on network

I'm not familiar with Apache so I'm afraid that I won't be of much help, but since no one has replied I figured I'd toss these few things out there:

1. Did you try appending the port number to the IP address in the address bar? ex.

2. Have you tried turning off Windows Firewall for both machines? Can you ping the workstation from the server?

3. If you are using IE, maybe try running in compatibility mode or changing certain security settings. Maybe try a different browser.

4. Have you tried using a different port, maybe port 80 or 443?

If none of these help then I am at a loss. I'm assuming that static IPs in the same subnet are correctly set and everything is connected properly.

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I am trying to implement a persistent database connection; but it is not working. I have your address from

I have tried to turn on debugging using, $Apache:BI:EBUG = 2;
in my CGI script., but I cannot find any error logs or trace files and nothing additional shows up in
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\logs\error.log

I am clearly not getting a persistent connection which I can see from SHOW PROCESSLIST in MySQL.

Any help you could provide would be very much appreciated.

Some information that may give you a starting point:
System Configuration:
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
Apache 2.2
Perl 5.10
mod_perl 2
MySQL 5.1

Installed mod_perl using:
ppm install

470 files unchanged
4 files updated

C:\>ppm install
Downloading Apache-DBI-1.07...done
Unpacking Apache-DBI-1.07...done
Generating HTML for Apache-DBI-1.07...done
Updating files in site area...done
4 files installed

After consulting a number of documents both on CPAN and Apache websites, among them:

I have put the following in my httpd.conf file:
LoadModule perl_module modules/
LoadFile "C:/Perl/bin/perl510.dll"
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If I VPN into my house, or use my external https access to download a large file, it always times out half way through. It is a slow connection, but there is no reason why it should just stop completely. Is there a setting somewhere on my apache server I can change to fix this?

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how do i disable the internet information services on windows vista in order to allow the Apache server to run?

Answer:installing apache server on windows vista

click here may help

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Hi Guys,

I have a new computer d975xbx2 M/board with 8 gig ram and windows vista 64 bit installed.

I attached it to my netgear WGT624 v2 router along with my 2 XP "old" computers.

Everything was working fine, however the internet seemed to get sluggish after 5 or 6 hours or so, when I would unplug and replug the router and off we go again.

Fed up with this, I thought it must be the router so I rang netgear who told me to upgrade the firmware, which I did.

Then then problems began.

If I tried to open internet explorer, it would instantly not find a webpage and upon closing the browser, the box "internet explorer has stopped working" appears every time. The same when you open and close Windows media player, mailwasher, eudora etc.

When you open windows media player you can play songs but when closing the error box appears "windows media player has stopped working" etc. When you open Eudora or mailwasher it appears to "not find a socket" or "error getting network socket"(whatever that means). When closing the program up comes "eudora has stopped working etc".

So.... I gave up and did clean install of windows. Had a bit of trouble reinstalling everything as I know 'jack' about vista, let alone 64 bit systems (don't know why the guy sold it to me in the first place).

But anyway, got up and running with no more error boxes, that is until a week later I get "Apache http server has stopped ... Read more

Answer:Apache http server has stopped working


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I'm currently building a intranet for a small company (under 15 users). I'm shopping for a server for it to live on-- probably running win2000. I would like to stay on the low end (under $1500) and buy something with some room for expansion. I generally buy white boxes w/o an OS. Could anyone give me a few tips on what I should look for as far as configuration? Do I need dual processors? A special NIC? How much RAM? Anything else I need to consider? Thanks in advance.

Answer:What's important in a web server running apache/php/mysql?

Apache and MySQL are really simple and you wont need much CPU. My opinion is you wont need more than a simple workstation.
Of course I prefer a real server. They are more reliable.
Compaq Proliant DL.. 320? 360? They are pretty cheap and you wont need more for a webserver with a MySQL database for 15 users.

Good Luck.

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I recently had a few viruses and don't know if they are residually affecting me or not. Have cleaned them out. My problem is that since having these viruses my Apache web server has not been acting correctly. I can no longer access my index.html page by using "localhost" or "". Additionally,.. when I start apache server it maxes out my CPU resources. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Apache Server Taking maxing out CPU resources

Still needing help please!

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I have a wireless network at the office with on computer running Apache web server. When I'm logged on to the network and in the office I can access my pages and database through the web but when at home and not on the wireless network i can't access the pages through the web. All machines are running XP professional. It seems the router is not letting outside computers access the pages on the machine running the web server via the internet. Is this XP or router settings? We do have wep enabled. I am a programmer with basic networking knowledge so any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Wireless networking and Apache server problem

Work's connection to the internet is generally going to include a firewall. That firewall is probably using NAT to allow work computers to access the internet, but not vice versa. If the LAN at work is using addresses in the 10.x.y.z or 172.16-32.x.y or 192.168.x.y then the router/firewall is definitely doing NAT, and you'll need the router/firewall to be able to do Static NAT so you can assign a public address (something that's not in the above ranges) to the private address the server is actually using.

Generally, routers that are able to do more than a single Static NAT address configuration are going to cost at least $500. So, if work has a real router, you should be fine; if it is using a cheap $60 broadband router, it probably isn't going to work very well.

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I have only sp1 installed as sp2 will not work with ivista. I think it is the apache server that comes with it. I need to use sp2 and was needing someone that knows Apache to help me integrate the real Apache server to work with Ivista. I use the ivista program and its server to use for my web page as a security measure for home. I have a nice web page and need a reliable server like the Apache but I need a full blown server package that will let me use cgi and other programs. But I really need to use sp2 for other ms products that i am limited to only sp1 as the cameras will not broadcast with sp 2. I have at time uninstalled ivista and used my apache software and all work great but i have to use the ivista now. So if there are any apache programmers out there i need your help. I know some programming and everything about computers (almost)
I have tried to replace the IWS program included with ivista but it will not run the server. I have also tried to figure why ivista will not run on sp2. I turned off all firewalls and stopped all tsr's that i did not need but still no avail on the cameras broadcasting. you can find the ivista software on my web page if you need it and the Apache software that i would like to merge.
Or do you know of any camera software that will work with my hardware. I use the vs-800 hardware with 2 or more cameras..
so to summarize all this rambling..
1 need to get xp sp2 to work
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I have recently installed Apache server in my computer. Everything works fine. But when I try to use an html or htm file I get a 500 Internal Server Error. What could be causing this. Perl and cgi files all work.

Help me!!

Answer:Html files don't work in apache server


Which version have you installed, 1.3 or 2.0? Don't have much knowledge of Apache, but are you using Macro's, or is this with all HTM/HTML online?



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Does anyone know if it's possible to use Apache instead of Microsoft's Web Server for running Remote Desktop via the browser?

I'm trying to find a way around this because I use Apache on port 80, and would much rather NOT use Microsoft's web server... and if I do use it at the same time, I can't let it have port 80 as well, but using almost any other port...most school/library computers will block the incoming ports.

Any ideas?

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I have PHP installed running with apache, I did it manually which I prefer because I can then create virtual hosts.

I have http://lostseed, http://jream, and http://velocity

I am having a very hard time getting MySQL to work.
All I want to do is have a MySQL database for each of these Virtual Hosts.
It doesnt matter If I use PHPmyAdmin or anything, I still cant get that to work

Ive read manuals and things and I cant figure out what Im doing wrong.

My virtual hosts are setup in system32/drivers/etc/hosts

Code: localhost jream lostseed velocitytools test
To set those up I have this in my httpd.conf file for each one:

#For jream:
NameVirtualHost jream

<VirtualHost jream>
DocumentRoot d:\jream
ServerName jream

<Directory "d:\jream">
Options all
AllowOverride all
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
is there an easier way to do this? I tried using WAMP with aliases but
it does not show the css or image files when running because everything
is linked /css/ and /images/ -- if you click a link in the aliased directory
it would go http://css/, its stupid

please help Im going nuts

Answer:Apache HTTP Server Works w/PHP, how to work MySQL?

You should really use an IP address or Wildcard for the NameVirtualHost

You need to setup a VirtualHost Entry for each website and the Directory Directive needs to be inside the VirtualHost Directive.

Try not to start multiple threads with the same problem. Try and keep it all in one thread.

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I'm trying to install Joomla (= revised Mambo) onto my WAMP-server environment, which includes the Apache web server.

The instructions say:
Unzip the distribution file into a directory under your web server root. If you are using the Apache web server, this is typically c:apache groupapachehtdocs on Windows.

Allowing for a typo, I have no such directory group or groupapache nor groupapachehtdocs.

Anybody have any insight?

Answer:How to install Joomla on an Apache server (part of WAMP)?

The webs server root is the directory where you put index.html and all the subfolders etc. By default it should be "htdocs" under Apache in Program Files.

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Hey Guys, I'm a newbie to Linux, but I'm trying to learn. I have my Capstone class at school and I have been chosen to set up the Web Server. It has to be A Linux server and I chose Suse Server 11 using the Lamp server. I've installed the Apache, but I'm not sure what files I put the html in or the css style...php...and I'm not sure how to config it or where to add the link to my page/my servername. All this is being done in a virtual machine. I use VM Ware...I know Apache a little in Windows, but Linux seems to be a whole new "ballgame". Do I have to create the files for the page codes? And if so? Where to create them? :confused

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I found someone else had the same problem as I do here

"I've been having a problem with google. Every time I click on a link it will take me to some "" or something like that through a few redirections. The only way that I am able to access the links is if I click "cached" under the link. Also, whenever I click on the GMail tab, it says that the certificate can not be found and if I click continue it says "Not Found The requested URL /accounts/ServiceLogin was not found on this server. Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat) Server at Port 443" But then when I go on GMail on my desktop, it works fine. Please someone help!"

So basically, I cannot access anything Google-related (search, blogger, wave), but Gtalk works fine. I think it might be a result of accidentally deleting infected files via AVG; I've also tried using Spybot and Norton... .

Error message:
Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat) Server at Port 443
Thanks so much in advance!


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I'm setting up a web server on W2K Server. Which of these programs do I need on the server: JWSDP, Apache HTTP, or Tomcat 4.0? Thanks.

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I have holiday pictures that Grandparents want to see. I have them on my Apache Server but how do I put my server on the internet so only a few IP addresses can view the files?


Answer:How Can I Access Files From My Apache Server Over The Internet And For Only A Few Ip Addresses?

Hi deanpcmad. I think it would be much easier to simply open a free account and upload your pics. No one will even know that your account exists until you hand out the URL for it. also offer really top-notch photo prints at the best price/quality around (USA)..

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I've gone to my control panel, file explorer, and all that, and whenever I try to hit the Uninstall/Modify button, it takes me to an Apache website. I don't know what to do, as I'm not too well versed in computers. If someone could help, that would mean a lot! By the way, I'm trying to uninstall an adware called Savings Cool.

(Savings Cool is an adware that can be hidden in certain packages and will do a "Behind the scenes" install onto the computer. it tracks websites you visit and then displays full page ads or injects ad banners into websites you visit.)

Answer:Savings Cool won't uninstall, displays Apache server website.

Have you searched via Google for ways of removing this? A quick search shows there are quite a few resources on this topic.

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Before I start with the problem, I'll give a few details about my Apache server. It's Windows XP Home Edition, with Service Patch 2 and all updates complete. It runs Wamp, which has Apache and MySQL. However, I have done tests to show that the problem lies with Apache. The server is behind a router, but I doubt that is causing the problem. People can access my server from my domain, without a problem. My internet connection is 2MBit, with around 200Kbs upload.

Now for the problem. I have noticed that when Apache is running, my internet connection slows down drastically, from around 1800Kbs, to anything as low as 300Kbs. When I close Apache, within about 5 minutes, my connection goes back up to a proper speed. When I start Apache, it can take anything between 5 mintutes, and half an hour for my connection to slow down, but it always does.

Is there a way to fix this? I appreciate any help given. I am fairly new to this, but I have done my research where needed.

Thanks a lot.

PS. If it helps you to access my site, it can be found at However, due to this problem, I have Apache off a lot of the time, so you may not be able to access it.

Answer:Apache HTTP Server causing slower internet speeds.

Are your NIC drivers up to date? I've see NIC drivers cause problems with server setups before. It's odd that your download speed changes, because apache doesn't use much of it!

Does your ISP allow HTTP servers on connections? The speed restriction could be a "punishment" for running a server on their connection. And odd thing to do, they could just block port 80, but possible.

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Spotted this by pure chance just now while looking in reliability monitor. On the 13th of this month it shows an update called "Bing Sports". As I have Windows update set to notify only this should not have happened. This update does not show in the Windows Update history or in installed updates.

Answer:What was this update ? installed without permission.

I do believe thats the app for the Sports live tile, which if I remember correctly will update itself automatically when the app gets updated by Microsoft.

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This is really getting on my nerves that Windows 10 installs apps which I do not need without my permission.
For example, I just noticed that an app called PowerBI just appeared on my Start Menu without me telling it to install it.

This is just annoying and rude so to speak!
Is there a way to uninstall these apps which I do not need that were recently installed without my permission?
And is there a setting that can block these new apps from installing in the first place?


Answer:Apps getting Installed Without my Permission

Hello win10freak,

You can use the method in the tutorial below to turn off suggested apps getting automatically installed, but I'm not sure "PowerBI" is one of those.

Turn Off Automatic Installation of Suggested Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

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I reserved, a log time ago, Windows 10 for my Desktop but never activated it nor set a date for activation after an aborted upgrade to 10 on a laptop shortly after the 29th July.

Yesterday evening, I booted up my Dell Desktop (running 8.1), entered my password and Windows 10 started to install automatically! I had noticed that Microsoft had previously automatically Downloaded Windows 10 to my system in anticipation that I may wish to install it at some future date. This Upgrade file could not be removed.

All my settings were set to Notify me if Updates were available and my choice when and if to install them.

In fear of 'damaging' my Desktop, I went through the entire installation process (using Customized settings) and then reverted back to Windows 8.1.

To get to the points I wish to make now:

1. In my opinion, Microsoft have no Legal right to download a Windows 10 UPGRADE file to my computer as their Lisence states only Updates.

2. The unsolicited Installation and reverting back to Windows 8.1 took hours to perform.

3. As I was not prepared to Upgrade to 10, I had not prepared any Data/recovery/driver back-ups. Luckily for me the reverting back to 10 went without a hitch and all my previous settings were as before.

4. Today, despite my settings set to the contrary, Updates were automatically downloaded and installed.

5. Today, Windows Action Centre notifications said that I should change my settings to Automatically download and install Microsoft updates! This is ... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 installed without permission!

Hi, you might be interested in this:
Microsoft pushes Windows 10 upgrade to PCs without user consent | Computerworld

I had no bad experience of this sort- I deliberately downloaded the iso and used that from Win 8. However it seems change in management is reflected in change of policy, but not necessarily policies which will "win hearts and minds", especially with the way MS lacks consistency over email clients, support of iRDA (infra red), desktop vs tiles, UI appearance - which has changed even since the 'RTM' build, and even their failure to provide an adequately specified start menu.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1534 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 20481 MB, Free - 11061 MB; E: Total - 57678 MB, Free - 57480 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G1548
Antivirus: PC Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

I lost my Hotmail Account in November 2012. I had the account for over a decade. I contacted MS immediately, using another e-mail carrier unrelated to MS.

After approxiamtely 15 e-mails, and completing numerous forms, answering questions. My Hotmail Account was released January 2013, including all contacts and buisness related contacts. All those e-mails have been saved, after MS
released my Hotmail Account in January.

Browser information from today was saved, while Outlook was being installed, I did everything to stop MS.

Please understand that when Hotmail was returned in January, my Hotmail Account Name was changed, and OUTLOOK was the format. I complied with their many requests.

More importantly in January, I had the OPTION to change from Outlook, back to Standard Hotmail. Which I did sucessfully, untill today, when MS installed Outlook. Since when, can MS erase messages, install Outlook without the end-user, Customer, agreeing....... Espically, before your eyes.

QUESTION... Read more

Answer:Outlook was installed 2/10/13 at 6:35PM w/out my permission

My post is not resolved. Could someone please read and suggest methods to resolve.

Thank you for your help and consideration.

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Hello everyone!

The Searchqu toolbar installed without permission. Before it installed, a window popped up asking permission to install. I was supposed to check the box to give permission to install the program. I did NOT check the box!! I then clicked continue, figuring that the program would not install. But the DAMN Thing Installed anyway!! I did not ask for this program to be downloaded and did not click for this program to install!!

I tried to remove the program by going to the "Programs and Features" list and then finding the name of the program and then clicking "uninstall" and then restarting my computer. But when my computer restarted The Damn toolbar was still active on screen. So I clicked on the toolbar to look up "help" and then sent an email for the removal instructions! Here is a copy of my email I sent:


Your program/Toolbar installed With-out permission!! I did NOT, repeat, did NOT, check the box that would let the toolbar install. However it self installed! Now I want this product off of my computer NOW!!! I tried to delete it from the "Programs and Features" section, But the Program is still on my Computer!!

Please forward me the removal instruction. Thank you.

Matthew Groff"

I did not get an email back from them, only a response on here from someone claiming to be a representative.
I restarted my computer and changed the settings... Read more

Answer:Searchqu toolbar installed without permission

Hello and Welcome to the forums!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.:multiple Anti Virus programs:It looks like you are operating your computer with multiple Anti Virus programs running in memory at once: <insert av's> Anti-virus programs take up an enormous amount of your computer's resources when they are actively scanning your computer. Having two anti-virus programs running at the same time can cause your computer to run very slow, become unstable and even, in rare cases, crash.Please remove all but one of them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Co... Read more

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This morning when I shut down my comp I noticed the "downloading updates, do not turn off comp" message. Later when I restarted, the usual "configuring windows" appeared prior to windows starting. Logged in & checked to see if any updates had been installed and sure enough, KB3140410 & KB3135983 had been installed..... BUT, I have my updates set to 'check for but let me choose whether to download & install.' I've never encountered windows automatically downloading & installing updates like this before... Any ideas????

Answer:Updates downloaded & installed without permission

Quote: Originally Posted by Benteke

This morning when I shut down my comp I noticed the "downloading updates, do not turn off comp" message. Later when I restarted, the usual "configuring windows" appeared prior to windows starting. Logged in & checked to see if any updates had been installed and sure enough, KB3140410 & KB3135983 had been installed..... BUT, I have my updates set to 'check for but let me choose whether to download & install.' I've never encountered windows automatically downloading & installing updates like this before... Any ideas????

You are not alone, I too have my PCs set to check and let me decide to download and install updates and it they are doing the SAME EXACT THING!

It's no mistake and honestly seems to be borderline criminal if you ask me. The only consolation is that the notorious get windows 10 updates are still under OPTIONAL updates and they are NOT being auto downloaded and installed, make sure you have that UNchecked

"Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" UNCHECK THAT BOX!!!!

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Last night my firewall alerted me to Avast wanting give internet access to an exe file which I thought was an update of some kind for the AV software, turns out they installed their own Chrome based browser called Avast SafeZone Browser. This would have installed silently without my permission if my firewall didn't alert me. WTF?

Answer:Avast installed their own web browser without permission

Hmm, thanks for the heads-up. I seriously will look into this. If Avast are abusing their permissions, than goodbye in not dealing with them anymore.

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I just installed windows 7 on my 80gb drive and left my tb drive alone. I installed fine, but when I'm trying to access my tb drive, I get permission errors. I can't open any movies or pictures on the tb drive.

It says, "You don't currently have permission to access this folder". So I hit continue then it says, "You have been denied permission to access this folder." So then I click on the security tab, click continue, and give permission rights to my name. Then finally once I get into the folder, try to run the avi file or whatever I get an error in windows media player saying, "Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct"

I was reading to fix this problem on XP all you have to do is unstall the security portion through the control panel, but I don't see it listed on the Windows 7 control panel.

Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:Installed Windows 7, but having permission errors.

You probably need to take ownership of the drive/files.

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July 11, 2012 - 19:00 EDTWhen I asked my Internet Explorer 9 (Windows 7) to display Digital Signature-related information  during the process of installing an ActiveX file from a website, the I.E.9 window displayed a file name which is different than the real file name. (Please note that I am not talking about the very first dialog box which appears during the installation permission process. On my Windows 7 computer (configured to the so-called Classic Windows display format) this first box is a yellow-bordered box at the bottom of the window, which has a gray "INSTALL" button in it. Only after clicking on this "install" button will I.E.9 allow me to see the Digital Signature and other related information. [This chronology is insane by the way !!!]) The file name in the initial yellow-bordered box is correct. But the one that is stated in the Digital Signature-related window is different.The reason that I am suspicious is that I have malware on my computer which secretly re-directs the updater requests of my anti-malware programs to malicious sites. It also interferes with my anti-malware programs in other ways, interferes with Microsoft Office, and may interfere with access to certain security-related websites. Various anti-malware programs have been unable to either completely eliminate the malware or to reverse the settings which seem to drive these malicious activites.The specific changes that I noticed were:#1. The online scanner Panda ActiveSca... Read more

Answer:I.E.9 modifies the name of the file awaiting permission to be installed

QuoteThe reason that I am suspicious is that I have malware on my computerwhich secretly re-directs the updater requests of my anti-malware programsto malicious sites. It also interferes with my anti-malware programs inother ways, interferes with Microsoft Office, and may interfere withaccess to certain security-related websites. Various anti-malware programshave been unable to either completely eliminate the malware or to reversethe settings which seem to drive these malicious activites.Clik Here...[/u]And follow the info on posting your logs/

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I've already uninstalled it 3 times, and every time it comes back. My windows update settings are set to "allow me to choose wether to download and install them", and yet, it keeps getting installed on my machine without my permission. It doesn't even show up in the history of updates I downloaded, and I made sure it DID show up in the hidden updates section, so why is it being reinstalled at all?

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Jeeze I hate companies taking advantage of me!! Oh, and I'm not sure if this is the right place for this thread, so i'm not sure. Sorry! If it's not in the correct place, ehh, just move it.

Anyway, I was surfing the internet, and I got a popup that said:


It also had some stuff at the bottom of it. Anyway, I NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER gave them permission to install this!! I'm very outraged. Soooo, when I went to Add/Remove programs, I didn't see it! Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of this horrible, evil, s..sss..SPYWARE?!

Thanks in advance!


Answer:Gator (the evil spyware program) was installed without my permission!!!

Hi maxim2,
Try going to your main drive (C probably), click on program files, and see if you see a gator folder in there. If so click on it and see if you see an uninstall program there. If that works I suggest you get Adaware and install it then run it. This will get rid of the gaotor spyware that is left on your computer. You can get it here!

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Hi there, sorry if you can't understand me because English is not my main language. I just purchased a SSD(Plextor PX-128M5Pro ATA Device) few days ago and I am currently using it as my main drive. I have my operating system(Windows 7 Ultimate x64) installed in the SSD and named it C: Drive.. I have another 500gb HDD connected to my pc and I am currently using it as storage to store my other files as my SDD is only 128gb. It all went well and I was satisfied with the speed of starting up my windows as the system files are all installed in the SSD. I also installed a few games(Dota2, Skyrim etc) into the SSD, everything worked fine and I was able to play my games very smoothly, however today what happened was after I restart my pc, the SSD denied me from accesing my games and I realize I do not have permission to write/modify the files that are installed in the SSD folders. I am the only user of this PC and apparently I am the only Administrator as well. I tried to change my permission on that folder(Program files x86) but I failed, the system wouldn't allow me to modify it. Right now I can't execute any games or programs I installed into my SSD. This is the error message shown when I tried to launch my Steam(Dota2).

I tried system restore, but it didn't work, did anyone else came across this problem?

Can somebody please help me as I do not have a lot knowledge on PC troubleshooting , I need a step-by-step guide to solve this problem. Your help is much appreciated

Answer:Win7 installed in SSD, facing permission denied problems.

Hi zhenglah, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Above pasted error is of Steam, which is used to buy and download games. Is it possible for you to uninstall Steam and install it to some other drive? If this helps well and good. Else, you can follow the link. It gives a complete procedure on how to install Win 7 on SSD.
Guide to Installing Win7 on your SSD – part 1 The basics |

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I keep getting this error everytime I try to get onto a certain site:


You don't have permission to access / on this server.

And I am not sure why. I can access the site when I am on a different network or through a proxy, but not from my home network. Is is possible that I was blocked from this site or something? Is there a way to get around this (other than a proxy)?

Answer:You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Can you tell us the site or give us a link to it so we can see if others get the same error.


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I run a windows 2003 server. I have about 10 computers connected to the network. Everything was working great, until I took a vacation. When I came back one of the computers could not connect to the network. Everytime I try to go to the network I get the message "\\servername is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions." I have not changed anything with the server. I have tried disabling the firewall on the computer that cannot connect. I reformatted the computer and the message still appears. Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:\\server is not accessible. You might not have permission to use etc etc

It may have been dropped from the domain, happens from time to time. Try removing it from the domain and readding it.

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Hey everyone,

Thanks for this great website. This will actually be my first post here. I am having issues with my DNS configurations, under the IPV4 properties. I originally had it set to receive the dns server automatically, and now it is constantly changing to receive dns server through a static IP. The static Ip address that keeps getting assigned is I do have internet access, but I my outlook which is setup with a exchange email address is not connecting because of this issue. I noticed that my homepage did change once, but I dont know if it was because of a software that I downloaded or virus related. Honestly, I am not sure what is causing this.

Things that I have already tried:
Booted into safemode and ran rkill followed by malwarebytes and superantispyware.
I didnt know I wasn't supposed to run it on my own, but I ran Combofix (sorry)
I ran Microsoft Security Essentials
I ran from a command line ipconfig /flushdns, and rebooted.

Thanks guys

Answer:DNS server changes to static without permission

I thought it was that was the issue, and i just realized it wasn't.
There is a software called Sendori, I uninstalled it. And that seemed to be the problem.

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Hi,My system got infected yesterday. Some software by the name "AntiMalware" got installed in Program Files. I tried uninstalling it but of no avail but it keeps coming back after rebooting the machine.Some unknowns pop-ups have started coming and also, desktop icons gets created on its own.System takes very long time to boot and is very slow. Please advise.Thanks!Below is copy of the DDS log:DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by sysadmin at 20:49:51.48 on Wed 12/16/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.211 [GMT -8:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}AV: eTrust ITM *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {33EA71EA-56CF-40B5-A06B-BD3A27397C44}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exeC:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support... Read more

Answer:AntiMalware Software Installed without Permission, Unknown Pop-ups & Desktop Icons

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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Typically I'm running Windows 7 on a SSD and I have a 1TB storage drive with apps, music, documents, movies, games etc on it and it's all good and gravy. I need to learn W8 for work so I pulled my current SSD and put a blank SSD in, installed W8 to it and went about using my storage drive like normal...however Chrome constantly complains about needing admin permissions to write to my F:\Downloads folder. Copy/pasting files complains about needing admin permissions to write to the folder, uTorrent will not write to any of the folders due to permission denyed.

My user account is an administrator with the same name as the one I used in W7 but I understand GUID is probably different. How come this never happens with my various W7 installs? UAC is also disabled. I'm guessing it has to do with folder ownership...any hints?

Here is another example. I'm trying to extract a zip in my drivers folder on the F: drive, winrar says permission denyed. I can create a new folder, need permission to do it. Copy zips to that folder, still permission denyed. Why is my storage drive so F'd be permissions right now? No wonder I call it the Fuck drive (F drive) lol

Answer:Installed Windows 8, file/folder permission issues galore.

Have you went to the properties of the drive and verified the permissions for your account in Windows 8 for the secondary drive?

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July 3, 2012 -- 19:44 EDT

I noticed yesterday that when I asked my Internet Explorer 9 (Windows 7) to display Digital Signature-related information during the process of installing an ActiveX file from a website, the I.E.9 window displays a file name which is different than the real file name. (Please note that I am not talking about the very first dialog box which appears during the installation permission process. On my computer (configured to the so-called Classic Windows display format) this first box is a yellow-bordered box at the bottom of the window, which has a gray "INSTALL" button in it. Only after clicking on this "install" button will I.E.9 allow me to see the Digital Signature and other related information. [This chronology is insane by the way !!!] ) The file name in the initial yellow-bordered box is correct. But the one that is stated in the Digital Signature-related window is different.

The reason that I am suspicious is that I have malware on my computer which secretly re-directs the updater requests of my anti-malware programs to malicious sites. It also interferes with my anti-malware programs in other ways, interferes with Microsoft Office, and may interfere with access to certain security-related websites. Various anti-malware programs have been unable to either completely eliminate the malware or to reverse the settings which seem to drive these malicious activites.

The specific changes that I noticed yesterday were:... Read more

Answer:Does I.E.9 display a modified name of a file awaiting permission to be installed or downloaded ?

Hi -A digital signature or digital signature scheme is a mathematical scheme for demonstrating the authenticity of a digital message or document.Please read This From Wiki on what a "Digital Signature actually is, and why it is not a Program Name -Digital signatures employ a type of asymmetric cryptography.The display you get is not the program name, but it is the encrypted digital signature of the program -I hope this explains a bit

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Respected Sir

Sir I have 1 server of xp in which I have reliance broadband connection and done ics(internet connection sharing).
System configuration p4 3.06
Ram 512 mb
In which I have 2 lan card in 1 running reliance broadband and other is used for other system internet. whose ip address is and reliance ip assigned by dhcp(obtained ip)
First I want
To create some user in my server they do internet in my server . they open internet explorer and login reliance broadband . internet running in the server and other client machines also. They have only right of internet and used only c drive they don?t touch other drives if click shows permission denied. And also do anything wrong generate the log files also shows everything what they do and what time they login if possible.
Thanks a lot
Manish Agarwal

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Respected Sir

Sir I have 1 server of xp in which I have reliance broadband connection and done ics(internet connection sharing).
System configuration p4 3.06
Ram 512 mb
In which I have 2 lan card in 1 running reliance broadband and other is used for other system internet. whose ip address is and reliance ip assigned by dhcp(obtained ip)
First I want
To create some user in my server they do internet in my server . they open internet explorer and login reliance broadband . internet running in the server and other client machines also. They have only right of internet and used only c drive they donít touch other drives if click shows permission denied. And also do anything wrong generate the log files also shows everything what they do and what time they login if possible.
Thanks a lot
Manish Agarwal

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Is there a good guide or tutorial to show you how to set up a file server with file permissions and access?

Answer:File Server 2003 permission help

windows IT support
Visual Windows

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I now get this error message trying to access network resources from a laptop that used to work just fine. My wife's similarly configured laptop continues to work fine. I regularly share drives and printers across all machines and all appear to work except for this laptop. I have found that I can pring the other computers without issue if I use the ip address and can "net use" the drives directly by specifying the ip address rather than the computer name. However, any attempt to use the computer name fails (as above or as a "System error 53 has occurred" in a command prompt). Using the [email protected] solves part of the problem but I cannot find a similar [email protected] workaround to get to my network printer successfully.

All computers are running XP professional. I have tried disabling firewalls. The laptop is a work-configured laptop (as is my wife's) and works fine connected to all manner of networks. As I mentioned, this machine worked fine a unil I noticed an issue about a month ago. This problem persists through re-boots.

Here is nbtstat -n and ipconfig /all from my laptop. Any and all ideas much appreciated.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>nbtstat -n
Wireless Network Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []
NetBIOS Local Name Table
Name Type Status
IBM-814167407B9<00> UNIQUE Registered
IBM <00> GROUP Registered
IBM <1E> GROUP Registered
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Answer:\\server is not accessible You might not have permission to use this network...

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Dear all:
This question is about giving right permission for users to access a folder, which contains a MS Access file database. In this case, without using MS Access to grant Read/Write rights, I can use Server OS to control user permissions of Read/Write.

However, it has happened a few times that suddenly some of us who have Administrator rights were only able to read the data but not able to alter; in other words, our permission rights have changed from Administrator to limited users. (Admin has both read and write, limited users only have read only).

I checked on the Server end, the permissions (for accessing that folder) are given correctly (assigned within Active Directory).

I was trying to figure out how it happened, and suddenly, I was able to view the database as Admin again.

There seems to be a glitch with my network across MS platform or something... sometimes either I cannot view the computers/shared folders on network, or sometimes I cannot access certain directories with right permissions.

Gladly this does not happen often (like once a month). But still, I would like to fix it. If anyone knows anything about it, please feel free to share your knowledge -)

Thank you~~

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Only have this error message on one website so far, but I was able to visit it a few days ago with no problems. Not sure why anything has changed, can someone please help?

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I've been denied access to a Website directory but the webmaster says I should have access. What is wrong and is it my computer or their server?TIAConfused

Answer:no permission to access cgibin on server

It will most probably be their server.

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Only have this error message on one website so far, but I was able to visit it a few days ago with no problems. Not sure why anything has changed, can someone please help?

Answer:Forbidden: You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Clear the Cookies, etc for whatever web browser you are using. If using any third party security software, make sure that it is not blocking that website. Basic stuff that you need to go and check to make sure that it is not one of those two items causing it.

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Hey I am sharing a program on the server and the clients can use it fine but when they click to open a blank diagram which is located inside of the same folder we get an error message stating it cannot find the path to the file. I have changed the security to allow the users to have full controll but it still has the same problem.

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I was trying to download the latest version of UnrealTournament 2004 for my computer and you just get it from the universal site online. Only problem is I can not get there, due to this message, Forbidden:You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server. I have Mozilla Firefox, do you think it's that? Could Windows Vista do that to me? Should I try Internet Explorer? Any suggestions and/or solutions are greatly appreciated.

Answer:Forbidden:You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server

Their server may be down. Try again later.

Mr. P

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