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pendrive files currpted when i put any files

Question: pendrive files currpted when i put any files

my [pendrive is not working it is 16 gb in that we can send files but receving files which i had put it before

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Answer: pendrive files currpted when i put any files

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Hi

I have 10 GB files in my pendrive but I am not able to see it those files are invisible. I change the folder option but still those aare invisible how can I get my files back . Can any one please help me to get my files back?

Regards
Binoy
 

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all+files+become+shortcuts%2Bsolutionsplease inform me the solution at [email protected]

Answer:all files in the pendrive become shortcuts.

Check here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...or,The files may be in hidden mode. To change their status: Click on 'Start' 'R' and type in: cmd Click on: OK(Assuming the drive is C:) At the blinking cursor in the command screen, copy paste the following command:attrib -h -r -s /s /d c:\*.* (If needed, replace the letter c with the correct drive letter.) Now check the files, and post back on their status.Thanks.~~~~Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.Malware Eliminator/Member of UNITE and the Alliance of Security Analysis Professionals

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My pendrive is having 2 Gb data.But when i am opening it
then it does not show all the files.instead it shows only 400 Mb files.
When i am scanning with eset,it is showing the files name which are scanned
How do i retrieve them ?
is it some kind of virus ?
 

Answer:Pendrive not showing files

Your thread is showing as "solved". Is that actually the case or do you still need assistance?
 

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files in my pen drive have become shortcuts on attempting to open them its showing that its unable to find file recycler/f4448e.exe on pen drive. this file has already been deleted as virus. size of the shortcuts have been reduced to 2 to 3 kb.. but overall space occupied in the pen drive is not reduced.. is it possible to get the files back

Answer:files in my pendrive became shortcuts

Files on Flash/External/Hard Drive Changed to Shortcuts, How to recoverhttp://www.technologynext.org/files...

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Hello can you please help.

I have a USB Storage Device (Pen Drive) and recently my computer does not detect the device when I plug into the USB ports.
When I plug in usually it?s will display an alert on the Task bar something like HI SPEED USB Device Plugged into USB hub?
And now it doesn?t show any alert. But it dose show a 3? Floppy (A:) on My Computer. And when I click on the Key log (UDPv224) to open it, then a Dial log box open (USB DISK Pro ? v2.24) but, the Windows files does not show up. I?ve tried on other computer and it worked but not on my PC. Can you please advice?

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I?ve HP Pavilion
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OS is WinXP home SP1
3.0GHz 512MB of RAM, USB 2.0
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Thank you.

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I WANT MY PC TO COPY ALL FILES AND FOLDERS FROM PENDRIVE TO DESIGNATED DIRECTORY ON PC, WITHOUT DISPLAYING ANYTHING ON SCREEN. IT MAY BE AUTOMATIC ON INSERTING PENDRIVE OR BY CLICKING THE PROGRAM. IS THERE A READY SOFTWARE AVAILABLE OR CAN I CREATE A BATCH FILE FOR THAT.if so gie e the and i don want that bath file to be stored in pen drie // all the files should be copied when i just plug my pen drive is that possible if so give me the code

Answer:Copy all files and folders from pendrive to d

bharath_sm, I don't know of such a critter, but sounds like something a batch file could do. Suggest you post your query on the programming forum and see if someone can help.http://www.computing.net/forum/prog...HTH.Ed in Texas.

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I have transcend 16 GB pen drive...
It has a pecular problem
When I Copy any music or folders to it it shows that but as soon as I pull my pen drive out and reinsert it into the computer, all the files are gone!!!!! Note that the Space that files are consuming remains same... means it consumes the disk space but not shows any files copied!!! Also note that the files are not hidden...

So, please pull me out of this....
 

Answer:Solved: Pendrive is not showing the files...

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hello tech guys

when i try to copy an ISO file(6.70GB) from PC to a pen drive (16GB) it says :The file is too large for the destination file system.I don't know what is this.please help me.
thank you.
 

Answer:problem in copying files from PC to pendrive

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I copied some files from a DVD that was having some reading errors to my pendrive. Somehow, a few files have strange characters at the end of the file name. I cannot rename or erase this files from my pendrive. Each time I try, I have this error message:
"The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different name."
Any suggestion how I can get rid of this files?
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot erase some files from pendrive

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Since upgrading to Windows 10 I can't open html files stored on an external pendrive. The files are the originals of a website. Other sorts of files don't seem to be affected
The online versions of the web pages work fine, and copies made from the pendrive to my hard drive will open fine too.
But if I click on the originals on the pendrive I just get a blank browser window (Edge) or my usual homepage (Chrome).
I've tested this with two different pendrives to see if the pendrive could have developed a fault, but with the same result, no webpage, just a blank browser window or my usual homepage.
I've tested the pendrives on a non-windows 10 computer, on which they work fine - clicking the icon opens the file in my usual browser.
Is there something obvious I'm missing? Any suggestions welcome!

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i'm chew,
i have already tried many solution through google, but nothing works for me...

INFORMATION~
windows XP SP2
hp mini

PROBLEM~
harddisk which contain
Recycler,
Autorun.inf,
many scr files with 166kb.

Answer:Pendrive, Harddisk, Recycled&Autorun.inf&many scr. files

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Last month i buy a HP pendrive in chennai.Pendrive is not working correctly, all files are getting corrupted while using. Where i went to replace my pendrive.

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.doc files change to .exe files when copied

Answer:when I copied word document files in my pendrive

Start with a malwarebytes scan. Could be a symptom of an autoruns like virus. (dont open the .exe) I would also advise right clicking on properties for one of the .exe and seeing where it is leading.If you like post the log, and where it links too.:: mike

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Hi,

I had a problem with my Windows 7 laptop. It starts when I trying copying some stuff from my netbook to the my Windows 7 laptop via pendrive. I cannot click directly because it shows:

F:\
Application not found.

The popup above didn't come if the pendrive doesn't have any stuff. Beside that, the files that copied from pendrive can be corrupted. I had formatted my pendrive many times but the issue still exist.

Please help.........

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Hi,
 
i get some issues on my laptop so i decided to reinstall system and clean it up, before i did that i backup all of my important files like photos, movies and some documents, this data is so important to me, so when i finish reinstallation and all other stuff i want to copy that back, when i plug in pendrive i saw that:
 
What i should do now? I need these files!
I beg you, help me out with that
Sorry for my bad language, and try to don't use hard language so i can understand what you want to say.

Answer:USB Pendrive Virus, changed files names, encrypted

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I'm using Windows 7 Home premium. I have a lot of files on my pendrive, and have never had any problems until yesterday. All of a sudden my laptop won't recognise my pendrive, it tells me it is empty or, when I do actually manage to see the files and folders stored on it, it will not open them. When I check properties, I'm told the disk is completely empty. I have three different USB ports on my laptop, and yesterday one of them did allow me to access the pendrive, but today it won't and I get a message telling me to format the disk.
I've seen various solutions to this type of problem offered on the internet, but none of these work because when I use the cmd command and then type in the drive, I'm told it doesn't exist or cannot be found.
Can someone please help me????
Florio

Answer:URGENT!! full pendrive is apparently 'empty' and I cannot access files

You can try this. Put in the pendrive, let it *attempt* to load. Then instead of going to windows explorer, go into Control Panel -> Device Manager (as admin). You see my picture, open up those sections and look to see if you see any yellow or grey triangles next to any of the items, in fact I would open up each section and look just in case. This is to see if all your drivers are working. Report back. I will try to help if this does not work.

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Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?I am having problems opening .doc and .xls and .jpg files in some (but not all) folders in my folder tree, e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Folder X. However, Folders Y and Z are apparently unaffected. This has arisen only recently.My system is Windows XP (Home), and SP2 upgraded to SP3.MSWORD EXAMPLE:- On opening a Word file (whether from Word or from Windows Explorer) I receive this dialog box;"File Conversion - (filename).doc""Select the encoding that makes your document readable." The already selected button is "Other encoding" and the suggested code is "Japanese". The preview pane shows only an array of characters, all the same.On trying to select the button "Windows (Default)", the preview changes to a continuous array of lower-case xxxxxxx. On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Auto-Select", the selected code returns itself to "Japanese" with the display as already noted above.On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Western European (Windows)", the display reverts to the Windows Default style as already noted above, lines of xxxxxxx. I am unable to open the file.MSEXCEL EXAMPLE:- On opening an Excel file, all I get is an immensely long string of a character in ... Read more

Answer:Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?

This sounds like it might be a malware infection.

Have you run any scans lately?

Did you download BackUp4All from a reputable source?

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Good morning Bleeping Computer community,
 
I have the strangest thing happening in my Recent Files list on my Windows 10 computer.  Files with a ZERO byte size, NO create date, NO modify date and with name in Chinese characters appear in the Recent Files list.  This is the third time in 2 weeks I have noticed a batch of such files.  Below, I will paste in the file names that appear.  I tried copying the names into Google Translate, but that did not provide anything I understood.
These files do NOT exist if I browse to my desktop.  They are not it the Recycle Bin either.  I have unchecked all the HIDE options for File Explorer.
 
OS: Windows 10 Home
AV: Avast (purchased)
Make: Lenovo
 
What I have done so far:
1) Scan with Avast.  Nothing
2) Scan with Malware Bytes:  A few PUP that I removed.
 
Since those actions, the most recent batch of them appeared.  It seems a few repeat and here are the file names...
 
1) 㩅瑜牯敲瑮灜屴畊汥⁺敖瑮牵⁡湡⁤楍慣⁨潍牯履畊汥⁺敖瑮牵⁡湡⁤楍慣⁨潍牯⹥癡⹩灪g㈀䴰潯敲愮楶樮杰
2) 㩅瑜牯敲瑮灜屴畊汥⁺敖த... Read more

Answer:Strange files in Recent Files list. Files have Chinese names and zero byte size.

Welcome to BC !
 
Try the programs below to see if they can find what is causing this.
 
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
 
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next messag... Read more

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Hi, 

I've recently upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10 enterprise. I have onedrive account with files synced to cloud, before upgrading i've backed up onedrive files locally in my computer. Some of those files can't be opened after upgrade, formats include
.docx and .xlsx and .png. Most of these files were in direct onedrive main/root folder rather than in subfolders. As i can see those images in subfolders can be opened but not doc and excel files.

How can i view those files again, why have they become corrupt, what could I do in future to prevent these problems

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I want to find a file downloaded by an app but not showing ready in app folder.

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My husband and i are in a band and are trying to upload our music to a local site. It said we needed mp3 files so we tried coverting our wave file to an mp3 file ( my husband downloaded something that said it could do this) and now we have no sound. The speakers still make little crackling noises like they are still live but we get no sound.

HELP!
 

Answer:Tried to convert music files from wave files to mp3 files and no NO SOUND WHATSOEVER

Try a different program.

Are you converting from CD, or a wave file on the hard drive?

.
 

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Hi,

I am running IE8 on Windows 7 (Home Premium 64bit). My Temporary Internet Files folder is C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5. I have enabled Show Hidden Files and Folders and removed the tick for Hide Protected Operating System files.

I've noticed that streamed .wma file appeared as .dat file in the temporary internet folder. I've tried copying it to the desktop and changed the extension to .wma but it will not play at all. I have the same problem in another laptop running Windows Vista. In Windows XP platform, I have no problem retrieving the streamed files as they are saved in the original file format (i.e. .mp3 or .wma) in the Temporary Internet Files folder.

Please advise.

Thank you & regards

Answer:.wma files appears as .dat files in Temporary Internet Files folder

I'm have difficulty understanding the real problem since I have always set my browsers to delete at the end of a session, I use CCleaner to delete junk (read stuff in the temp folder).

In any case, you can help us by updating your system specs.

UPDATE YOUR SEVENFORUMS SYSTEM SPECS


User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
in left-hand column, under Your Profile, Edit System Spec |


Use Speccy - System Information - Free Download
and/or SIW to gather info for filling in the blanks.

Do me a favor and add the word laptop or desktop to the ?system manufacturer? block.

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader, Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.

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Hi thebest123456,When I search for the batch script do the work just like this topic, I found this one although it was old. And I tried the best answer script. It works. And I also tested with my samples. Here is what I found:1) WHEN I my list file has one not in the folders search for, it will output a log file with this not found one file in this log file2) IF I move out this file, it search exactly all and output the new lists.txt file with exactly all files as ones before I run the script.This was probably the original request.Now my request will be case 2). if searched all and can this new lists.txt having all files with their path searched as well?here was the original code by thebest123456:thebest123456 November 9, 2012 at 13:27:[email protected] off & setlocal enabledelayedexpansiontype nul> %tmp%\log.txtset log=%tmp%\log.txtset list=C:\Users\Username\Documents\Lists\lists.txtset cnt=0set number=0for /f "delims=" %%a in ('type %list%') do (set /A cnt +=1set file!cnt!=%%a)X:cd X:\CountyLTmaps\Texas\Grimes\Lease Images:LOOPif %number%==%cnt% exit /bset /A number +=1dir /s !file%number%! || echo.!file%number%!>> %tmp%\log.txtGoto :LOOPmessage edited by goodywp

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anyone know where i can locate this file as one of my major apps for me doesn't work fully without this file i currently got a work around but isn't great any help greatly appricated.

Answer:A File Is Currpted When A Prog Trying To Access It

hi i need to check my registry in order to fix my currupted xip file. I think their errors their which progs do i need to download from you in order to help

thanks
pete

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i want to know how to remove hidden files in thew usb drive or pendrive...

coz when i open the usb drive, it is blank(empty without any file) but when i scane it with my antivirus software, my software identify some files(not infected by virus) that are in the pendrive.....

from here i get to know tht there are some hidden files in my pendrive(usbport) but how to deleted it when it doesnt display when i click the drive...

help me,
ana
 

Answer:remove hidden files in "USB drive"/ "pendrive"

The files may be tagged as hidden or system files. Assuming you are using some version of MS-Windows on your computer, there are options for Windows Explorer to hide or show certain file types. Setting the options to show all files may cause the files on the drive to appear.

I would use caution when attempting to remove files from the drive. There may be a chance the files are needed for proper operation of the drive.
 

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Hey now heres a dilemma for you.

I have just bought a dvd burner and was looking forward to getting some dvds from the newsgroups. But to my dismay i couldnt extract the multiple rar files from the archieve because it was slightly bigger than 4gb ie i have FAT32 system. I investigated the NTFS option but couldnt do it because i have windows pre installed on a time machine and if i change the system i cant reload windows from the hidden parts of my hdd because the specialised disc will only work in FAT32 knowing to the need of it to support NTFS systems time didnt want to because it kepts the technical support about it down. There are programs about for the xbox to extract iso's from the rar files without extracting the rar files. Then to transfer to the hdd of the xbox in one step. I was wondering does anyone know of any program that will let me extract the contents of an image/iso from rar files. I know its possible because i know of two programs for xbox iso's Called Suxx 1.02 and Craxtion 4. I would appreciated anyyy help given here. Its also difficult to explain the extract iso from rar files in a search engine.... very difficult. Or something that will let me extract the contents of a rar without getting the 4gb limit error.
 

Answer:Extract image files (img,iso etc..) from rar files without extracting the rar files

This stinks of illegality.
 

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Hey now heres a dilemma for you.

I have just bought a dvd burner and was looking forward to getting some dvds from the newsgroups. But to my dismay i couldnt extract the multiple rar files from the archieve because it was slightly bigger than 4gb ie i have FAT32 system. I investigated the NTFS option but couldnt do it because i have windows pre installed on a time machine and if i change the system i cant reload windows from the hidden parts of my hdd because the specialised disc will only work in FAT32 knowing to the need of it to support NTFS systems time didnt want to because it kepts the technical support about it down. There are programs about for the xbox to extract iso's from the rar files without extracting the rar files. Then to transfer to the hdd of the xbox in one step. I was wondering does anyone know of any program that will let me extract the contents of an image/iso from rar files. I know its possible because i know of two programs for xbox iso's Called Suxx 1.02 and Craxtion 4. I would appreciated anyyy help given here. Its also difficult to explain the extract iso from rar files in a search engine.... very difficult.

Answer:Extract image files (img,iso etc..) from rar files without extracting the rar files

might consider getting an external drive and formatting it with NTFS, then using that as your swap space...

Good luck

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:19:37, on 17/10/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)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\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr... Read more

Answer:Hi Jack This Log, Trying To Find How To Replace Currpted Xip File Any Idears

Hi peterjwfrench,

If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks for your patience.

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Thanks to anyone who can help. I've searched for this topic and haven't found anything that worked for me. I posted this topic a couple days ago but just now it didn't show up; sorry if I've double-posted.

I'm trying to download itunes for the first time, but I get the error in the title when I try to run the itunes_setup.exe file. When I cancel, I get "The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory: C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update. The installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator."

I checked and confirmed that I am the admin on my PC, and all accounts are set up with full access privileges to these folders. I also tried rebooting in safe mode and logging on as "Administrator" and running the .exe from a flash drive.

I think I had similar problems loading an XP Office Upgrade a few months ago; I finally just gave up. I have Spybot Search and Destroy; it says I'm clean, for whatever that's worth.

Please help! Thanks again.

Answer:error occurred with attempting to create directory C:\Program Files\Common Files

You are mostly likley on a limited account.
Are you using Xp
Are you the only account. There are other reasons but lets look at this option first

Go to control panel use accounts and click on your user name , it will say if you are and admin of the machine or you are using a limited account.

Take alook at that and post back

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I'm seeing the same four files repeat in the Temp Files / Shortcuts section of a Registry Mechanic scan.

\C:\ProgramData\McAfee\VirusScan\Data\TFRBBC1.tmp
\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Application\Windows\MCC.chk
\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM\Cache\Indiv01.tmp
\C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\edb.chk

I'm also seeing the following two files in the Deep Scan section.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Reporting\EventCache\7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Reporting\EventCache\9482fb4-e343-43b6-b170-9a65bc822c77

Recent history: Less than a week ago, during a routine McAfee antivirus scan I discovered a half dozen files associated with the Artemis trojan. Several months earlier I found and debugged (also with McAfee) a different trojan. And the laptop has been slow for several weeks/months.

In anticipation of getting help here I tried running RootRepeal. That ran for more than 24 hours. So I stopped it. Then I tried running SysProt AntiRootkit. But McAfee wouldn't accept it and returned the following message.

McAfee has automatically blocked and removed a Trojan.
About this... Read more

Answer:Registry Mechanic repeat Temp Files / Shortcuts and Deep Scan files

Anybody have time to help with this one?

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I have a PC with Windows XP SP2. Also have an IPOD and its software loaded on the computer.

When I reansfer files from my Nikon camera SD card (they start as jpeg files), the automatically are converted to Quicktime files.

I have no problem opening them with MS Office Picture Manager or picture viewer.

Problem is when I want to share with friends and email them and they cannot open them.

How do I stop my computer from changing file extensions (type) when I copy jpegs to my hard drive.

If I can find out how to stop the changes, then I need to go and convert extsting files back to jpeg (several years of pictures).

HELP!!!!!
 

Answer:Solved: Saving NEED HELP - copying jpeg files result in quicktime files - how to stop

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Hi,

I have been trying to install Microsoft Office and keep getting an error

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted. I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity.

Any suggestions?

Thank

Answer:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

Hi tonedef -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

What version of Office are you trying to install (e.g, 2003 or 2007)?

Have you changed any file permission settings or "Taken Ownership" of any folders/files?

The "scan disk" that you mentioned running... was it "sfc /scannow"? If not, click on START | type cmd.exe in the Start Search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select Run as Admin

In the screen that comes up type the following:

sfc /scannow (space after sfc) - press ENTER

Let this run. Try Office re-install.

Good Luck. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi,

after installing a Canon printer driver, I am now getting an error:

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted.
I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity. I have also tried restoring from a back-up but it wont let me as well.

Any suggestions?

Answer:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

I have a similar problem, see other thread with same title.

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Norton Antivirus has identified this Adware but can't delete it. It seems to be one of the Trojan Horses that, just when you least expect it, suddenly sends you off to a porn site. Can you please tell me how to eliminate it or point me in the direction of existing instructions, if there are any? Thanks. The HijackThis log (v1.99.0) is as follows.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 23:57:34, on 08/02/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sungard Vaulting Services\AgentSrv.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NOR... Read more

Answer:Win32.Dluca.AX: File C:\program files\Common Files\System\ms1src.exe

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Both laptops OS : Win 7

As above. I bought a new laptop recently and stupidly went to surf the net for a short period without any AntiVirus protection.

Soonafter, I inserted some flash drives to transfer stuff to my new laptop, but I realised that all the files in my flash drives are hidden and replaced by shortcuts.

I suspected a virus and inserted my flash drive back to my old laptop, which AVG immediately detected as a Dorkbot Backdoor. I recovered all my files in the flash drives already.

I installed and ran AVG full scan on my new laptop, it removed mostly Dorkbot Backdoors , trojans and 1 corrupted executable.

However, I tried accessing most Antivirus sites such as Norton to test, but I can't connect to it.

I think the virus is still present somewhere.

Any help is appreciated. =)

Answer:Dorkbot Virus infection. It converts all files in flash drive to hidden files.

Update :

I've decided to reformat my new laptop since it is new anyway. It isn't a painful process yet.

Will update if the traces of the virus is still present.

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Unknown Virus delete my files and replace them with new files with fake huge sizes, I can't rename or delete?

few days ago my anti virus alarm for suspicious files on my external usb H.D.D drive and I have deleted them, after delete those "unknown viruses" one of my folders size is changed from 4GB to 71 GB and the files on it are renames to unknown characters "characters like when you open a pic file.jpg with note pad" are shown instead of old file names. now I cant rename or delete these files from my external hard disk.
the windows error say "cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk" when I delete the files.
I've install and try all common programs for deleting undelete-able windows files with dos command and delete on reboot but non of them is not worked and the files is still there.
please help me to delete this folder.

Additional Details:

I have Kasperskys Anti virus and check it on safe mode with AVG and AVIRA Free anti viruses again, but they dont find any other visrus.

I have several softwares like "DelinvFile - Delete Invalid Files and Folders" but they cannot delete my files. the are all error on deleting on these infected files. it is some thing like one-half virus that encrypted hard drive with new fake sizes.

The external hard drive has about 300GB data and it takes long time for backup them and formating the drive is my last solution, I need a good way that just deleting tho... Read more

Answer:Unknown Virus rename my files and replace them with new files with fake huge sizes?

Re: Unknown Virus rename my files and replace them with new files with fake huge size

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, renaming, 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:
CounterSpy - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy. - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the lo... Read more

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Hi, I am tushar I am useing dell opetplex 620. From couple of days I am facing error in my SAP login "Failed to load resource DLL C:\Program Files\Common files\Shystem\OLE DB\ OLEDB32.DLL" and the application does't start. Can you help me guys. It is very urgent for me.

Thanks
Tushar

Answer:Failed To Load Resource Dll C:\program Files\common Files\shystem\ole Db\ Oledb32.dll

Here is what i found in the Microsoft KnowledgebaseLet us know if this works.

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When I try to install any programs like skype and the last part of the installation I get an error occured while attempting to create the directory: C:program files\ common files
why is this happening? but more importantly how do I fix it?
Thanks for any help given

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An error accurred while attempting to create the directory C:\Program Files\Common Files
wont let me install some programs like msn i dunno why..
 

Answer:error accurred while attempting to create the directory C:\Program Files\Common Files

Bump
 

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I have been having problems with my laptop lately to say the least. I realized that it came pre-installed with Vista 32-bit but that I had a 64-bit processor so I added in an extra gig of RAM and did a clean install of Vista 64. Other than many, many devices not working at first (including the ethernet controller) due to driver issues, it was working fine. I had previously backed up my files in Vista 32 and tried to restore them after the installation, but the only way to do this was to use the "restore from another machine" option because Vista thought my backups were from another system due to the restore. After getting everything to restore correctly, I noticed that I had lost many administrator privileges that I had before.

After a few days, I got a blue screen of death and when the system restarted itself it said that a hard drive failue was imminent and I should backup and replace the drive. Unfortunately, it would not allow me to backup so I had to replace the drive and restore again with the same backup that was from "another system". I am having the same problem with rights to files and folders. Today, for example, I was using TuneUp Utilities' defragment utility and there were large parts of the drive that were "locked" and were not able to be moved. I assume this is because I had no rights to them after the restore.
My question (after all that!) is: how can I get the rights to all my files back safely and easily. I tried to go ... Read more

Answer:After restoring files post-Vista reinstall, I have lost rights to files/folders

Anyone? Please
 

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Okay, here's my issue. Like a dummy, I renamed my workgroup without exporting to a backup file for my outlook 2003 working files. Now that I am in a new environment, I cannot seem to import my old email and contact information to my new profile under the new workgroup. I tried to import, but no option; I tried to copy the old files to my new directory, but no luck. I am hoping someone out there knows a bit about outlook 2003.

Thanks
Alex
 

Answer:Import outlook 2003 files w/o backup files, but have original working file

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Okay, so recently, my dad's laptop started goofing up. It is a Toshiba Satellite P305. I currently have a HijackThis log. Any... odd entries?

Here are some error messages I get:
On boot, I get the following error message: "The following file or directory is corrupt: \Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV. Please run CHKDSK to repair." So I ran CHKDSK. It still does it, so idk?

Trying to open that directory, I get the following error: "C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:04:06 PM, on 11/8/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18975)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:... Read more

Answer:C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV is corrupt. Can't access. No files, recently modified?

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 I 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.Follow the ... Read more

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hey there, I am almost positive i have some kind of virus. i was watching a tv show on a website and I clicked into a download option on accident  and something started to download. Ever since this happened, my computer is very slow. I can't open firfox or internet explorer. I cant get anything on my desktop open. file will download for ten min and then i get an server execution failed. So I put on safe mode and download maleware a couple times and no virus is ever detected, I am certain it had to be that download because everything went down hill from there! i also tried to get into my files from document or pictures. takes forever and then it says server failed. i am not sure what to do at this point I can't use this computer anymore. the main problem is I don't know what the virus is called to try to uninstall or remove!! any help would be appreciated! thanks, 

Answer:VIRUS ..Can't open files any files on desktop (server Execution failed)

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there....

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Can anyone provide me with a software that can convert .midi, .mp3 or .pdf files to .mtd (Digital Music Sheet) files? Files types other than .midi, .mp3 or .pdf are okay. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi All-
I am looking for a way to access files in the "Temporary Internet Files" folder in W2000/WXP using DOS commands in a BAT file. The files in this folder can be viewed in Windows Explorer but are hidden when I use a command prompt.

I have attempted to change the attributes using attrib -r, -a, -h, -s, path/filename /s with no success.

Does anyone have any information or examples of BAT files/DOS commands that can accomplish this.

Thanks
 

Answer:Accessing temporary internet files folder with dos commands in batch files

If you would have asked me this 4 years ago, I could have given you my script that deletes those files, no matter what user actually runs it.

You should be able to download deltree.exe (or is it .com) and then use that to deltree /y *. within that folder.

Another thing to try is use:

dir /as /b > temp.txt
then use a FOR command to parse out the desktop.ini file.
 

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Hello all,I think this is a pretty simple answer. I have been looking over the internet but haven't not found a solid solution. I have a subscription to Bitdefender 2009 Antivirus. After a scan it tells me that the following are password protected files. I just want to delete them! Whats the best way to do this?After reading around, I tried to use ATF Cleaner and Ccleaner. After I used those programs I ran the full system scan again and the files are still found. I even tried to allow myself to see them through the folder options. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help!<AffectedItem index="0" itemType ="File" path="C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\YMYTAQUN\valert[1].ui=]CmnIds.vbs" threatType="virus" threatName="Password-protected" action="none" finalStatus= "not scanned" error= "no action possible"/> <AffectedItem index="1" itemType ="File" path="C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\YMYTAQUN\valert[1].ui=]images/arrow_right.gif" threatType="virus" threatName="Password-protected" action="none" finalStatus= "not scanned" error= "no action possible"/> <AffectedItem index="... Read more

Answer:Trying to remove some hidden password protected files from 'Temporary Internet Files'

As the above log is from a Bit Defender scan, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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I need a program to find duplicate files on my hard drive and then give me the option to either manually or automatically delete the copy that I don't want. I have a lot of .DOC, .PDF, .MP3, .XLS, and .TXT files that are duplicates. I used to copy from one hard drive to another and now I have these files spread over a lot of different directories.

I know that Symantec had a Norton Utilities package that used to be great for this!! I think this was back in the days of Win98/2000. But, I can't seem to find anything good now. Any ideas??? I tried going START > SEARCH > find all .MP3 files on hard drive, then arrange them according to size from largest to smallest and then just go through them manually. This was good for the large files (which are most important; since they're the ones taking the most space), but I can't go through thousands of .DOC and .TXT files.

I'm running WinXP Pro, BTW.

THanks!!!
 

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My wife received a popup box warning about a problem with the hard drive. She called me over and we didn't click OK but the damage must have already been done.

All of the files appear to be gone. All of the program files and documents that should be in my documents appear empty. Thanksfully I could see GMER scanning all of these missing files so it looks like they are just hidden. I am not taking any action to recover these as I know how that can cause other virus issues so I am just waiting for help.

The computer seems to be working OK in that I have internet access and the programs that show up in the upper left of the start menu can be launched (IE, Outlook, and a Bridge Game that I play) but all of the other 'All Programs' appear empty.

Attached is are log files. I couldn't send to zip file due to computer issue so I am attaching the txt files.

DDS Log

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DDS (Ver_11-05-19.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Run by Erik at 12:34:36 on 2011-05-31
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.347 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper *Enabled/Updated* {77E10C7F-2CCA-4187-9394-BDBC267AD597}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Security\Current\Framework\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.e... Read more

Answer:Documents and Programs files are hidden - GMER scans the 'missing' files

Hello and welcome to TSF. My name is Taylor and I'll be helping you with your fix.

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

You may wish to subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Hi.

I had format a D: partition, where was a HDD Recovery file, now I can't recover my PC.
Easy question, Can I download that file from a Toshiba website or from another site?

Answer:Satellite A300: Deleted HDD Recovery Files - How to download missing files

You cannot download the HDD recovery files or the Recovery image.
You can order the Recovery DVD from here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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i just recently back up my files to an hd drive with help of win 7 back up wizard and now my question is how to restore back up files if the pc is no longer working because of corrupt files?? or BSOD or anything... please help.. i just want to be prepared in any outcome that may occur..

Answer:how to restore back uped files if the pc is no longer working because of corrupt files??

Well first of all, you don't want to restore your backup if your pc is no longer working. A backup only makes copies of your personal files, like documents, pictures, ect... You would want to use your Windows 7 CD/DVD to restore your system to factory specs, then you restore your backup (using the same Restore Wizard) to get all your personal stuff back.

Hope that answers your question.

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my computer was running rediculously slow. i got norton, didnt really help. didnt know what to do. then my cpu went crazy. bluescreen kept reappearing, then it kept restarting, sometimes going to the safemode screen, sometimes regularly. everytime i logged in, it repeated the process. so i got on hp help page, or whatever it is, (before windows could load i guess) and backed up all my files, then i restarted my computer back to factory condition. now after going through all the startup processes again, i cant figure out how to reload all my documents and pictures and such. i can find files, but when i open them, they are "corrupt" or i have to find a way to open it -via internet or other program- . is there an way i can get everything back to the way it was? also, did i screw myself over in someway, or am i just stupid?

Answer:backed up ALL files- restarted computer to factory condition- cant reload files

Hi,I would like to know the operating system and also the error message  you get when you try to open the files.Please mention the pre installed operating system installed.Please reply.

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Hi,

Some malware has been giving me constant grief for the past few weeks. I've spent a lot of time trying to unsuccessfully solve this myself and am now at a loss for how to proceed. Symptoms as follows:

Whenever I'm connected to the internet, avast keeps detecting infected files in a couple of places on my hard drive. Most commonly, they're files with a false extensions that appear in my Network Service folder's Tempoary Internet Files e.g:
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\5EMN1H8B\zhwh[1].gif
These seem to get created every couple of hours when I'm connected, regardless of whether or not I have a web browser open. avast will delete these files, but they'll reappear later with a different filename and extension (always something like .gif .bmp .jpg etc).
Slightly less frequently, avast detects an infected file at C:\WINDOWS\system32\x. Again, avast successfully deletes this file, only for it to regenerate later (filename is always the same for this one).

This has been a problem now for about a month (see attached avast log from Jan 29 2010 - I'm not sure if it's relevant that avast at first recognised the infection as Win32:Confi [Wrm], but is now picking it as Win32:Rootkit-gen [Rtk]). I suspect a couple of potential sources from around that time:
1) A flash drive that was infected by a colleague's PC (when I plugged it into my computer avast detected a mas... Read more

Answer:Infected Files Regenerating in Temporary Internet Files and System32 folders

Other attachments...
 

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I have a bunch of files that start at start-up but sometimes I have to close them all and I would like to be able to have a program to open them all at once so my father just has to click the program and it opens them. This is in Vista I know it is basic and I did it years ago but I searched google and couldn't find anything.

Answer:Batch files or creating somethign which opens a bunch of files simulatnously

start program.exe

start otherprogram.exe

start anyotherprogram.exe

save as a .bat file and should work, although some commands work differently in vista... instead of a "-" it uses a "/" for some reason

*shrug*

Easy way without having to do much would be to stick all the shortcuts in a folder and just have him highlight them all and press enter.. just incase the batch file doesnt work right

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The same virus from 2 weeks ago is back when i had it before i got worried because it was putting an unknown user into files with permissions so i restored all the computers, now again it spread thru the network now all 3 comps have a NTUSER.DAT file in the user folder and the system profiles folders that arent hidden and they update every minute. on this computer I checked the firewall activity and it said that one ofd my other computers tried to access this one with the service SSDP thru UDP port 1900. this comp is a laptop so its wireless conected and the desktop in my room is wired directly from the router but the computer that this post was about has a usb linksys wireless adapter to pick up our networks wireless signal. when I found the NTUSER.DAT files on one computer I went to the other two to run MBAM scans and when I clicked update it reinstalled it then updated and thats when the NTUSER.DAT files appeaered on the other two computers.As of right now on my laptop it has passworded some processes and my pctools is saying there are 4 registry files belonging to my antivirus but it cant repair them. please help. This is the DDS log for the alienware laptop after i post this I will go run the logs on the two desktops and post them to this forum post. I didn't do the gamer log because all my computers have 64 bit operating systems..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 Browser... Read more

Answer:all three computers have a virus that has made user files and believe its running system files

 Attach.txt   11.66KB
  0 downloadsHeres the DDS logs for my newer desktop which also has a 64bit windows os before going on this computer I shut off network discovery on the sharing options hoping the other computers wont have access to this one..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.3.1Run by vaughn at 19:16:29 on 2012-04-15Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6143.4933 [GMT -4:00].AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServicec:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\AMD Fusion Utility for Desktops\FusionSVC.exeC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:�... Read more

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Hi- TPlease help me with my laptop.

The computer has been acting weird lately. Everything runs SO slow. I have run a few scans but did not do any repairs or any quarantines. I did a System Restore 3 days ago and the problems continue. In Jan 2014 I had a tech site help me with the following problemsossible malware/virus=Websearch. Searchnewtab, keyword Hijacker, safesaverBHO, searchwebs, statcounter, zedo. I changed my internet provider and didnt have service for over a month so the site didnt help me finish the troubleshooting. Im not sure if these things are still on the computer.

1. MBam showed this in registry files: PUP.Optional.Tarma.
2. HijackThis showed 9 of these files: Unknown file in Winsock LSP c:\windows\system32\wpdsp.dll

3. Windows Update - When I check for updates, it does a 5sec check and comes back with a message saying . "Updates can't be installed while Windows is running so you should save your work, close any open programs, and then restart your computer to finish the update process. The computer will reboot and 10 sec later a notification pops up saying that I need to update. Nothing ever updates. The process repeats over and over."
The only Windows updates that show since 8/13/2013 are: Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials, which never used to show in Windows Updates! It shows Most recent check for updates: Never and Updates installed: Never. I know there has been updates and something is blocking them.

Problem Re... Read more

Answer:Windows will not update, 25 suspicious host files, 9 unknown files in Winsock LSP, PU

BUMP

I'm sure you are really busy and I know my system has A LOT of issues, but I would really appreciate any help.
Thank you.
 

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C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe -osboot

This program keeps poping up in winpatrol dialog box trying to gain access to the startup page.
I keep denying it but every two minutes it pops up again. How do I stop this. What is this? Thanks!

Answer:C:\program Files\common Files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe -osboot

Do you have Real Player or Real-anything software installed?

The path you posted looks like an update mechanism to me.

Louis

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Mod Edit:  Merged separate topics re same issues/system - Hamluis.
 
Wife's 64-bit Vista HP laptop, which has been junk ever since we got it a few years ago, is stuck on the latest Microsoft update.  Everytime we try to start the laptop, it goes to the update screen, gets to update #3 of 3, then says "welcome" very quickly, before saying "Windows is now shutting down".  Then, it doesn't shut down.  The screen goes black, briefly, and the cycle starts over.  I've tried starting in Safe Mode (all 3 options), and still get stuck on the update cycle. 
I did a disk check.  Took hours, but didn't help. 
I went to system recovery, and then selected system restore, but it said I had to leave system recovery to start system restore, but didn't explain how to get to system restore w/o going through system recovery.
When I did get a pop-up that asked if I wanted to restore to an earlier date, I clicked "yes", but nothing happened.
At one point, I got somewhere that asked for a password, but she has no idea what the password is.  We tried all her usual passwords.
Now, I do have an external HD which I backed up her laptop with, several months ago, but I have no idea if that will help, or how?  And would she lose anything since that back-up, if we were able to use that?
I can't download anything on her laptop, and can't ever get to the start button.
It worked when she first turned it on this morning, but she has this weather add-on tha... Read more

Answer:If I do System Recovery, Will backup files restore current files/settings?

Update:  Still not working, but I was able to get to the recovery screen, and I am currently backing up to an external HD.  Any way I can use this to get the laptop going again?  Or, if I do system recovery, returning to factory settings, can I then use this backup to recover everything?
I've never had to use a backup for anything...

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Hi, I use my Norton windows scan and I keep getting the message C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\DLLShared." I talked to Gateway Tech and they told me to back up all files and I did on a previous problem but one disc, the second one was corrupt (so it said). I lost everything. I am afraid to do this again they suggest I redo my windows from the very begining that always seems to be there answer. I cannot afford to lose data now. I am having that error message come up and I cannot use my send to drive E to copy discs properly so I got the updated version of Rioxio since the one I had was out dated so I moved up to Roxio 6 and I cannot do anything as far as coping files to disc. I am upset because a very important file is stuck in Roxio 6 that has my excel spreedsheet and it will not let me open it or copy it to CD. I hope this made sense. Please help if you can. I am running a gateway 700XL with XP Thanks
 

Answer:[Resolved] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\DLLShared

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Does anyone know how to open old Display Write text documents in MSWord? I have not been able to find a converter for it.
Thank you
john0109
 

Answer:Solved: How can I convert Display Write 4 files into Word 2002 files

Look here: http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm
 

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After i've upgraded my pc and done clean install of Windows 10 i keep getting warnings like that:
 
These files might be harmful to your computer
Your internet security settings suggest that one or more files may be harmful. Do you want to use it anyway?
 
Whenever i try to drag some files from folders if they are not on the system disk.
 
I've disabled smartscreen completely, disabled windows firewall, tried putting UAC on the lowest setting and even disabling it through registry (this resulted in a lot of errors and some programs even stopped working and still demanded to be run as administrator), tried changing some permissions in gpedit.msc, tried changing security settings in internet settings like lowering threat levels but nothing helped.
 
I've also noticed that some programs, like VLC for example, are unable to save their settings unless i run them as administrator now. Also i can't even drag and drop files from archives at all - the mouse cursor just turns to red circle when i try to do it and if i want to unzip some files i get UAC confirmation window first. Also when i try to run .exe's from inside the archive i get "access denied" error and the path to temp folder. I've checked my temp folder in case it had wrong permissions but they seems to be fine.
 
Is there a way to disable all this security bs?

Answer:Can't drag and drop files from archives and warning messages about harmful files

Turn on Windows Firewall, and UAC should be set to its default settings.
 
Try right-click the drive that is causing the warnings, and click Properties
Then, if you see Unblock, click it
 
You might have to reinstall Windows 10 due to the issues of trying to edit the registry, etc causing the other issues with programs, but it is a drastic step, so try ways to fix it rather than reinstalling.

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Hi there,

I have installed microsoft office 07 when first getting my laptop late last year and have had no problem until today. I find this appearing on my laptop upon trying to open up any microsoft office program: Error 2330. Setup cannot get attirbutes for the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Smart Tag\LISTS. Verify that the file exists in your system and that you have sufficient permissions to update it.

When trying to open windows live messenger i get this message: The file or directory\Program files\common files\microsoft shared is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility and the same goes for trying to open winRAR and notepad.

I have tried to do the chkdsk utility but on cmd, was told access denied since i do not have sufficient privileges and need to invoke this utility running in elevated mode.

I should also add that my sister was using my laptop today and told me that these error messages came up when she first opened the laptop and said that my log on was even corrupted! (Note: I normally put my laptop to sleep but when my sister opened it this morning it had restarted instead of just waking up as it normally does)

Sorry for the long post but i thought I should be as detailed as i can even though i know very little about computers...

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Hel3nz

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Hi,
Now I would have bet my lifes savings on the fact that loads of utilities exist to find and isolate corrupt user created files on DVD's (files written such, not a video) and CD's and usb sticks and hard drives.

I google the www and find after much searching just one, CheckFolder and its a dead duck, website dead.

have I entered the TwilightZone ? (good 60's 70's series ! )

come on, surely there is a utility/prog to seek out dodgy USER CREATED files ?

I am not at all interested in searching system files, and every search result, every prog, every google hit, is all about system fixes !

DBenz
 

Answer:Utility to find corrupted USER files not system files wanted

Hi

Sadly I cannot think of any utility that can search or scan for corrupt 3rd party files, other than using Windows chkdsk or sfc scannow but these are not what you want.

The scan app if it was available would have to cover a huge range of apps, and that is likely never to happen as the criteria could be endless..
 

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Running Win7Pro 64-bit. Am unable to open older Office 97 files with Office2003 which is installed and running fine. I found a couple of files here and elsewhere with .reg extensions that were supposed to make the necessary registry changes. eg. "UnlockWord.reg" and a more elaborate-looking "office security.reg". All that happens when I left-click on the file and thenleft-click on "Run" is the files opens in Notepad and has no effect.

What do I need to do to have the .reg files change the registry to Unblock my Word97 files ?

Answer:.reg files open Notepad - do not change registry to read older files

Hello SausalitoWalt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check in Default Programs to make sure that the reg file extension is set to have it's Current Default program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the REG file again to see if it will now.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Any files I move to external drives are converted to windows system files, hidden, and have a shortcut created.  Anything in a folder is not touched.  It doesn't seem to reinfect other computers that it is subsequently plugged into.  Tried Malware Bytes and it did not remove the problem.  Running Windows 8.1.  Saw a suggestion of using Combofix on another forum, not Windows 8.1 Compatible. DSS is not compatible either it tells me.  

Answer:Files moves to flash drive converted to system files and hidden

Hello,it's important that you don't open one of these shortcuts from now on. This leads to a re-infection.Please run a FRST scan to begin with:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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I have a problem with a program not saving preset data. Possibly due to harlink extenstion with only one piece of software.

I use symbolic hardlinks on my system but I do not know if the following has any bearing on the issue with the software I am using.

The software is a plugin that works within a host digital audio workstation software (Steinberg Cubase and plugin Soundtoys V5) and uses presets for different settings.

All software is legit and registered. I have contacted the developer regarding the issue with no resolve so trying here as the issue may largely be to do with windows.

The associate plugin has been installed with admin permissions and the host DAW software is run with full administrative rights. I have double checked that there are no hardlink main or subfolders used in the installation path for the plugin software.

All other 3rd party plugins work fine when saving presets and using symbolic links of which there's about 60+ 3rd party plugins installed using the main host system, however this particular software is not saving correctly.

It will save the preset name as a zero byte file and reports unable to save at location.

All other plugins work fine even when using symbolic links when saving preset data.

The issue may have been to do with a previous install of the soundtoys software as a phantom install directory is being created during the installation

E:\Users\Public\Documents\Soundtoys\Soundtoys 5

I did originally install the ... Read more

Answer:Data files not saving correctly [File names but zero byte files]

If you can select the save location, try saving to a different folder or on your desktop. It could be access right issue. I would find the specific folder, right-click on it, select Properties and then click the Security tab. To make sure there is no access restriction, I would add the user Everyone and give him (as well all the others) full access, just in case.

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Hello -

I can really use anyone's help who can shed some light on these two problems. I'm pretty self-sufficient, and I've spent lots of time online trying to firgure out the rememdies to these problems but so far to no avail.

Here are my issues:

1) I am operating on Windows XP. For the last month or so, whenever I try to email a document or photo by highlighting the file and clicking on "Email Selected Files," nothing is happening. Normally, it would go to my default email (Earthlink Total Access) and allow me to add a message and hit "send." But, as I say, whenever I highlight files to email now, all I hear is one beep and nothing happens beyond that.

2) This problem began yesterday. I have Wordperfect 11 and a Canon i80 printer. I can print from all sources EXCEPT Wordperfect 11. When I try to pring a WP document, I'm getting the error message, "printserver110.exe." I've tried all the solutions I've seen online, and NONE have worked. I can't even uninstall WP so I can try re-installing it. It aborts in the middle of the uninstall procedure and says that it can't finish the uninstall.

HELP!!!!!!!

- Brian Troiano
 

Answer:2 Problems: 1 - Emailing Files & 2 - Print Error When Printing WordPerfect 11 Files

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/463377-can-really-use-geeks-help.html

eddie
 

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Hello,

First time on this forum, so I hope I chose the right category to post my problem. I just got a new laptop, and it has Vista Home Premium.

My problem.. I use a program/application called "DVArchive" (aka: DVA) for archiving my tv shows on my PC (from my ReplayTV). This application worked just fine on XP, but of course, Vista is giving me all kinds of crap.

The application IS working.. It can see my ReplayTV unit, I can access my archived shows, etc. However, Vista is giving me error messages, which are interfering with it and making it crash.

The problem has to do specifically with the applications configuration (.XML) files. I'm pretty tech saavy, but I'm not a computer expert, so I'll just cut and paste the actual error messages below. The listed pathways are where DVArchive stores it's files...
________________________________________________________
04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: XMLUTILS:: Error trying to create XML Output file C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: Error flushing persistant store - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:26:13 ERROR: LOCAL_STORE::SAVE: Unable to rename old store C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml to backup C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml~ - PLEASE BE SURE THE DIRECTORY/FILE CAN BE READ/WRITTEN TO
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Answer:Help - .XML files - Read/Write error - Vista won't allow app/pgm to copy/backup files

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Hello,I recently had a problem with a friends computer that they could no longer bootup in to. It was Windows XP Pro, it would just reboot all the time. You could no longer access the OS. So I suggested installing a fresh XP Pro on a new harddrive and move you saved files to the new harddrive.Well, now I am to the point of moving the files and I keep getting a Access Denied error when I try to paste them to the new hard drive. I know how to change the security permissions for each file and it allows me to move the files then. I used this article from Microsoft to learn how to change the permissions http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881My questions is this. How can I change the security permissions on multiple files? I have 1000 different files that I need to do this on so I can move them.

Answer:Access Denied Old My Document Files - Changing Permission on Multiple Files

You could look into the CACLS command in commandline. Should do the job in combination with some for loops. Also technet.microsoft.com usually has scripts such as these.CACLS

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I have a problem with a program not saving preset data. Possibly due to harlink extenstion with only one piece of software.

I use symbolic hardlinks on my system but I do not know if the following has any bearing on the issue with the software I am using.

The software is a plugin that works within a host digital audio workstation software (Steinberg Cubase and plugin Soundtoys V5) and uses presets for different settings.

All software is legit and registered. I have contacted the developer regarding the issue with no resolve so trying here as the issue may largely be to do with windows.

The associate plugin has been installed with admin permissions and the host DAW software is run with full administrative rights. I have double checked that there are no hardlink main or subfolders used in the installation path for the plugin software.

All other 3rd party plugins work fine when saving presets and using symbolic links of which there's about 60+ 3rd party plugins installed using the main host system, however this particular software is not saving correctly.

It will save the preset name as a zero byte file and reports unable to save at location.

All other plugins work fine even when using symbolic links when saving preset data.

The issue may have been to do with a previous install of the soundtoys software as a phantom install directory is being created during the installation

E:\Users\Public\Documents\Soundtoys\Soundtoys 5

I did originally install the ... Read more

Answer:Data files not saving correctly [File names but zero byte files]

If you can select the save location, try saving to a different folder or on your desktop. It could be access right issue. I would find the specific folder, right-click on it, select Properties and then click the Security tab. To make sure there is no access restriction, I would add the user Everyone and give him (as well all the others) full access, just in case.

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Hello,

I am a technology consultant helping my client with a very infected pc- I have full remote access to the box and he is available if I have to run something on the box with no network.

His pc became infected with some ransomware scam - the main txt file reads:

Your documents, photos, databases and other important files have been encrypted
with strongest encryption and unique key, generated for this computer.

Private decryption key is stored on a secret Internet server and nobody can
decrypt your files until you pay and obtain the private key.

If you see the main locker window, follow the instructions on the locker.
Overwise, it's seems that you or your antivirus deleted the locker program.
Now you have the last chance to decrypt your files.

Open http://43qzvceo6ondd6wt.onion.cab or http://43qzvceo6ondd6wt.tor2web.org
in your browser. They are public gates to the secret server.

If you have problems with gates, use direct connection:

1. Download Tor Browser from http://torproject.org

2. In the Tor Browser open the http://43qzvceo6ondd6wt.onion/
Note that this server is available via Tor Browser only.
Retry in 1 hour if site is not reachable.

Copy and paste the following public key in the input form on server. Avoid missprints.
6K4VBU7-5F45EMO-RDHIDWD-2NUDTWJ-FFZEMGH-2XN24LO-ST2ZTV3-HN2YDM2
UUA2W7C-S6WQGQY-CDANXRT-IHHNKUD-P7GTI7D-TWP3L2M-23R4NW4-TAYTSBX
UAR6HNU-J55JLSN-BAJ6CI3-TOIORZV-XM373T2-SMFTJ7E-HSECWDG-TR22WMO
Follow the instructions on the server... Read more

Answer:Help! Hijacked Files Encrypted - all files renamed with .askyneh (ransomware scam)

Hello,

Unfortunatelly, there is not way to restore your files to working condition at the moment.
 

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failed to load locale files from "Program Files\Western Digital\WD Smartware\Locale"

The menu box it's under is entitled " WDContextMenuHandler "

I get this error when I just right click on any part of "my computer" everytime.

the pc then goes blank on desktop while it says " windows explorer shutting down " and then pc comes back. I tried to uninstall WD smartware but it won't allow me to. When I installed it the first time, all the menus were not available, so I uninstalled it, so I thought, and reinstalled it. Now there are 2 WD Smartwares shown in my programs and I can only get rid of the newest one. I also tried a system restore, but the date before the first install is not available.

any help.

Answer:error-failed to load locale files from "Program Files\Western Digital\

Use Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled and see if you can uninstall it cleanly. If you are unable to uninstall the phantom version still lurking, you may have to re-install and then use the Fix It to uninstall properly.

How do I remove a product that cannot be uninstalled in the "Add or Remove Programs" list. may also be good reading.

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Would be good to have the following plan given the go ahead or have the holes pointed out in it...
 
I want to refresh my Laptop, there's a few things that are a bit iffy on it, I feel like a refresh might help it. I've never actually refreshed my laptop before so it's a bit of uncertainty and a bit of learning. 
 
My plan is to create a disk image using Drive Image XML (Or should I use the built in Windows Option?) to my external HD. Then after my computer has been refreshed to factory settings I'll mount the Disc Image to a different HD (that's got more space than the Image will be) and I'll then be able to pull the files off the Image. These would be documents / program files etc... 
 
I don't know how this affects things such as the Path in
 
 
System and security > System > Advanced system settings > System Properties > Environment variables. 
 
 
I've added to that recently for Eclipse and Java, so I'd like that to remain...? 
 
I'm guessing the process will be :
 
1 Create disc image
 
2 Mount & test Disc image
 
3 Reset laptop to factory settings.
 
4 update Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 (was 8 originally...) 
 
5 copy x86 and x64 program folders over from the disc image.....
 
 
 
 
Is this cool? Am I missing stuff / anything extra I should be aware of? 
 
Cheers

Answer:Create DiskImage, refresh Laptop, pull files / program files off disc image

Anyone? 

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NoVirusThanks File System Protector is a powerful utility which uses a kernel-mode driver to completely lock a file or a folder and to deny write access to files (allow read-only). You can write rules for any process or only for specific processes, you can lock files or folders and you can also protect files from modifications (write access) so that processes can only read the file content, but not hijack or modify it. With NoVirusThanks File System Protector you can protect sensitive files and folders from unauthorized accesses or modifications, a swiss army knife against nasty ransomware like CryptoLocker family or to just protect important files.

On the ?Settings? tab you can specify a custom logs folder to save blocked events, and on ?Exclusions? tab you can manage trusted applications (using wildcards), so they are excluded from the block-rules. To edit the default rules or to create your custom rules, open the ?Rules? tab and then click the button ?Edit Rules? (it may ask you Admin credentials) to edit the Rules.DB file. The rules are updated in real-time and writing rules is very easy, you can use wildcards characters and aliases, example:


Code:

[%OPER%: DENY_ALL] [%PROC%: *] [%FILE%: C:\locked-file.txt]
[%OPER%: DENY_ALL] [%PROC%: *process.exe] [%FILE%: *\LockedFolder]
[%OPER%: DENY_WRITE] [%PROC%: *] [%FILE%: C:\read-only.txt]
[%OPER%: DENY_WRITE] [%PROC%: *] [%FILE%: C:\ProtectedFiles\*.txt]
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Problem solved! Please ignore. Sorry.

(ActiveSync apparently needs to be installed for a Pocket Word document to even be recognized as such.)
 

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Hello,

I am a technology consultant helping my client with a very infected pc- I have full remote access to the box and he is available if I have to run something on the box with no network.

His pc became infected with some ransomware scam - the main txt file reads:
 

Your documents, photos, databases and other important files have been encrypted
with strongest encryption and unique key, generated for this computer.

Private decryption key is stored on a secret Internet server and nobody can
decrypt your files until you pay and obtain the private key.

If you see the main locker window, follow the instructions on the locker.
Overwise, it's seems that you or your antivirus deleted the locker program.
Now you have the last chance to decrypt your files.

Open http://43qzvceo6ondd6wt.onion.cab or http://43qzvceo6ondd6wt.tor2web.org 
in your browser. They are public gates to the secret server. 

If you have problems with gates, use direct connection:

1. Download Tor Browser from http://torproject.org

2. In the Tor Browser open the http://43qzvceo6ondd6wt.onion/
Note that this server is available via Tor Browser only. 
Retry in 1 hour if site is not reachable.

Copy and paste the following public key in the input form on server. Avoid missprints.
6K4VBU7-5F45EMO-RDHIDWD-2NUDTWJ-FFZEMGH-2XN24LO-ST2ZTV3-HN2YDM2
UUA2W7C-S6WQGQY-CDANXRT-IHHNKUD-P7GTI7D-TWP3L2M-23R4NW4-TAYTSBX
UAR6HNU-J55JLSN-BAJ6CI3-TOIORZV-XM373T2-SMFTJ7E-HSECWDG-TR22W... Read more

Answer:Help! Hijacked Files Encrypted - all files renamed with .askyneh (ransomware sca

Hi there,
It appears that you have been infected with CTB-Locker - and unforunately it is a very real ransomware.
Please read below for more information.

The newest variants of CTB-Locker typically encrypt all data files and rename them as a file with a 6-7 length extension with random characters. The newer variants also do not always leave a ransom note if the malware fails to change the background, like it generally does. Compounding matters, the newer CTB-Locker infection has been seen in combination with KEYHolder, TorrentLocker (fake Cryptolocker) or CryptoWall ransomware. Unfortunately, there is still no known method of decrypting your files without paying the ransom and with dual infections, that means paying both ransoms.
A repository of all current knowledge regarding this infection is provided by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), in this tutorial: CTB Locker and Critroni Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ
There is also an ongoing discussion in this topic: CTB Locker or DecryptAllFiles.txt Encrypting Ransomware Support & Discussion.

If you have any questions, it is best that you post in the discussion topic mentioned above.
To avoid confusion I have asked a Moderator to close this topic. Good luck.
Regards,
Alex

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Hi and thank you for reading me
Several days ago, I launched a in-depth scan with avast! and a few problems popped-up. Most of them were called PUP and were located in my Temporary Internet Files. I found the ones for IE and deleted them but I don't know if Mozilla has its own separate files. Furthermore, one identified as a trojan was located in my Windows Defender scans file (I have the name of the specific infected file if that might help) but I can't find it and even if I did, I don't know what to do with it. Do I just delete it or do I have to do anything else ?
 
Also prior to that scan, I had very bad network connexion problems. I basically couldn't have access to the web for one of those three reasons :
- Home network but no Internet access
- Unidentified network with Internet access
- Unidentified network and no Internet access
Someone suggested that I might be infected so I did the scan. Now after that, my connexion is much better but not flawless, so I'm wondering if those PUP's might have something to do with it.
 
Lastly, I've been trying to download .exe files from several hosting sites and everytime I do, in the last few seconds of my download, Mozilla freezes. Seconds later, the file is supposedly on my computer and what I find instead is a file named trzF636.tmp The problem only ever comes with hosting sites and it's K-I-L-L-I-N-G me !
 
So yeah, those are basically all of my problems and I don't know if I'm really infected because now, when I... Read more

Answer:Downloads replaced by .tmp files and unable to find some infected files

Hello Lullay  -
First PUP = Potentially Unwanted Program (usually a minor problem or unwanted add-on)
As a rule, you can delete these -
 
"trzF636.tmp" is a randomly named Temporary File that we will now remove.
Please download Temp File Cleaner by Old Timer
Usage Instructions:
Download TFC from the link above and save the file on your desktop.
Close ALL running applications as TFC will terminate them before attempting to clean up the temporary files.
Double-click on the TFC icon - Vista, Win7, & 8, users - Right click and select "Run as administrator"
When the program opens, click on the Start button. 
TFC will terminate the Explorer process and all running applications and then begin the process of cleaning out all of your temp folders.
When done, press OK and reboot your computer and finish the cleanup.
 
- IMPORTANT -
Where are you attempting to download .exe files from, and what are they for ??
 
 
Please download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE
* Save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.
 
Thank You -

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Hey Everyone,

I am having a huge issue at the moment where our shared files are being encrypted by a virus/trojan. This incident started this morning and was discovered in the afternoon but unfortunately most of the files (around 20-40 GB) were encrypted by this virus. The infected files are Pictures, Excels, Words and PDFs and the processes that likely were responsible for the encryption were shutdown and moved to a temporary folder.

The suspicious processes that were running were:
hovynqoruhup.exe
ynecyc.exe
heap.exe
Heogbawcyhobbb.exe

Using ESET Anti-Virus, they are identified as:
Kryptik.BORN
Kryptik.UDL
Kryptik.BOSI

My question is - how can get my files back?? (I do have some copies of the original files before encryption)
- Are there decrypters out there for these viruses?

I believe this is something that many of you guys here have seen and experienced, if you could share your solutions I would very much appreciated.

Thanks!

-T

Answer:Files Encrypted by Trojan/Virtus, Looking for ways to decrypt files

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Unfortunately, at this time there is no way to decrypt those files without paying the ransom.

To prevent more files from being encrypted, disconnect the infected computer from the internet.

If you haven't already, when you disconnect you may be presented with a screen from the malware writers telling you to pay to get your files decrypted.

Do not run any malware removal tools unless asked by me.

We may be able to recover some or all files from your Shadow Volume Copies, unless the infection has already deleted them.

Do you have another machine that you can use to download the tools to USB drive and transfer them to the desktop of the infected computer?

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I have been trying to encrypt a folder using PGP 9.0.6 and Cryptainer Secure It 3.1.7.

http://www.cypherix.com/

http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=pgp

What's weird is that the folder and the files within it will not encrypt and I don't know why? Further more the folder will actually be missing files. Can anybody explain to me? No, I am not setting the applications to erase files after completion.

PGP Conventional Encryption has worked finally. I tried all the obvious stuff first like closing all non-essential volumes (virtual disk that are created and encrypted by PGP), transferring the files to another drive, etc.

On a slightly separate issue. I did have some data corruption involving an older and separate group of files. However I deemed that to a hardware failure or a OS/Software failure. Figured it might provide valid insight.

Update: Now my PGP conventional encryption, non .exe file generation worked. I don't understand why it wouldn't work? Going to rename the source folder and try again. MY encrypted .exe file generation with PGP should work.

I tried again. PGP conventional encryption and PGP Zip both encrypted fine. I tried creating a PGP .exe file and again it failed and files are missing; why?

I've done a full virus scan and spyware scan. No known threats detected that would cause this. I've done two system wipes in the past months. I've also removed, reinstalled, and or repaired the installation of both a... Read more

Answer:Unable To Encrypt Files & A Number Of Files Are Missing After Attempt.

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Hello.
I hope that someone can help me with my problem. I a lower-intermediate on a computer.

I have my tower pc on constant all day- to record a streaming IP Camera from my work.
Initially, I saved these files into my docutments- which they would save as .avi files, and after every several days I would delete them as they would take up ALOT of space on my pc.

My pc is 250GB in size, and usually it would be about 80GB full before I had the IP Camera.

Just recently, I noticed all of the IP Camera avi files seemed to have disappeared from my documents if I went directly to the folder... BUT I could still see them in documents when I was choosing a location to save the recordings.
Upon right-clicking the avi files in the latter, the files would be of no size and wouldn't play.

Now my computer is 210GB full in the matter of a week.

After a while of fiddling about trying to find if the files were 'hidden' or somewhere else, and my techy friend had a look as well, we have found that it is the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder that is 118GB in size, but when I open the folder, there is Nothing in there.

Please help!!!

Answer:Temp Internet files folder is 118GB full, but no files???

Cleaning up temp. files is no problem. Use this for starters.
Disk Cleanup : Extended
Ccleaner is another little program that can do that. I recommend not using the registry part of Ccleaner. TFC bYy Old Timer is another good little program that works for such things. After your temps are clean reboot.
What would bother me the most is how did these files get put some where I didn't put them. I would run from the cmd. prompt/admin sfc /scannow. If System File Checker finds problems run it 3 times booting after each time.
What security do you have on your computer and have you run scans?
Please fill in your System Specs.

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Can someone help me figure this out?
I cannot move or copy files, folders, or pictures when using the XP files & folders task manager LINKS on the left side of window. These links will no longer move or copy files to new locations. I just get instant hangup when I click these links provided in XP view. When I try to close the hungup window it shows that it is not responding. I find no alerts in control panel/administrative tools/event viewer.
PS
I am still able to copy/paste the files and also able to drag & drop. This is a slight inconvenience & hopefully fixable?
Win XP 2002 SP2
Int. Explorer browser
512MB RAM
8+GB free space
All Win security updates are installed
Running trend PC Cillin (up to date)
 

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In D: drive i have the old windows. I didn't uninstalled them i just installed new windows on C:
The drive D: was C: but now the drives switched.

Now in C: i have the new installed windows 10 and it's working fine.
But on D: i have the old windows folder and also the folders: Program Files, Program Files(x86) and ProgramData

And when i try to delete all this 4 folders i'm getting in each one of them a message:

This is how i'm trying to delete:

In this case the Program Files folder but the same message i'm getting on the other folders.

Answer:Can't delete Windows and all Program-files-files(x86)-data folders why

You need to give yourself a full permission and take ownership of the folders.

1. In Windows 10 type cmd.exe into Start Menu, right-click on Cmd.exe, and open it as an administrator.

2. Type following commands:


Code:
Takeown /f D:\Windows /r /D Y

Takeown /f "D:\Program Files" /r /D Y

Takeown /f "D:\Program Files(x86)" /r /D Y

Attrib -s -r -h D:\ProgramData

Takeown /f D:\ProgramData /r /D Y

Icacls D:\Windows /grant %Username%:F /t /c

Icacls "D:\Program Files" /grant %Username%:F /t /c

Icacls "D:\Program Files(x86)" /grant %Username%:F /t /c

Icacls D:\ProgramData /grant %Username%:F /t /c

After executing the commands try deleting the folders.

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Ok so this started a week or 2 ago, i was at a website and caught some nasty viruses c.exe, h.exe, TDSS, windows antivirus pro, and many many more, it even blocked my use of malwarebytes/combofix, then i found out i had to change their names inn order to be able to use them, but i did this too late and many of my important files got deleted or replaced with viruses, even after i fixed some of the problems, my pc starts spiking and making very loud noises when i play big games, like at times it would be at 90% cpu and other times to 100%, 2% to 20% back and fourth, i also get many other errors when i play games with wmiprvse.exe and that had never happen to me EVER until i caught so many viruses, and now i even have processes running that i've never seen before.But my main problem right now is when i try to open a .exe file i would get this pop up whenever i left click on it:http://i25.tinypic.com/jtpd1t.jpgThank you for everyones help.PS:If i want to delete everything on my pc, do i need to have the windows xp cd in order to do so, i lost mine, but i still got my code sticker on top of my pc.

Answer:Viruses wiped out many of my important files, now having a problem opening .exe files.

Download the attached file on your desktop. Right click on it and select Install

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i'm trying to burn a movie into a DVD-R disk. I first clicked DVD-VIDEO FILES BUTTON , then pressed ADD,but when i click ADD i can't find any of my video files or music files or anything at all, can someone please help me. this only happens with the DVD options because when i click on MAKE AN AUDIO CD or VIDEO CD all the files are there when i click ADD. im using nero express 6.I would appresiate it very much if someone could help me.
 

Answer:nero express burn DVD-VIDEO files, can't find my files

Nero Express is only going to burn previously authored DVD files. The 'Add' box is looking for .bup, .vob, or .ifo files, to add to the Video-TS folder on the left.

Did you create a DVD using another program? The full version of Nero has the '&#8220;Make Your Own DVD-Video' option.

At the top of the first screen, after Nero opens, choose your DVD drive with the CD option. Then you will get the Video CD option.
moper
 

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Got a problem with something on my pc which is adding large numbers of image files to my Progrm Files folder which are not large in themselves 4kb to about 300kb each), but I recently cleared over 2000 of them! obviously it's slowing down my system, but I can't find where they're coming from. A typical name is IMAGE79 129x99, they're mainly SPJ (??) files with the occasional BIN. I cleared a load out of the folder but it seemed to repopulate when I did a restart from shut down. Anyone got any idea what's causing them?
Also, in my Windows folder there's a file called jknradee which is a system file of 1kb. It's been there since 2007 but I've not noticed it before - anyone any idea what this is?
 

Answer:Program files folder being populated with inreadable image files

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.

Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
Notes:
If you run into problems trying to run theREAD & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can run steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

[*]Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools on another PC and burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.

 

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I have copied files from an infected computer to...
- a flash drive and a
- portable hard drive that plugs into a usb port

- the files I want to copy are both data files and application files...
- Data files include: text files, ms office documents, image files, videos, etc
- Application files include: MS Access mdb (data base) files which may include visual basic for applications code
- Ditto for Excel files
- Some application development stuff like MS Visual Studio Projects

How can I safely scan these files before putting them on a clean computer?

Thanks for any help.

PS

I think I have 'Autorun' turned off on the clean computer via using RegEdit to go to...
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer > "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"

... and verifying that the hex value of the first byte is 95
... which as I understand it 'exclueds' unknown, removable, and remote drives from 'autorun'
... via instructions here... http://autorun.moonvalley.com/enable.htm

Answer:How to safely scan data files (or other files) on external drive?

Install Panda USB Vaccine, or BitDefender?s USB Immunizer on your computer to protect it from any infected USB device.Then you're safe to connect any external device and scan it with your AV program.

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I run a system recovery, and ended up having my recovered files in C:/System Recovery file folder/C/ folder. However, I do not know what to do with them. And I cannot open some of those files either. Also, I am supposed to re-load all programs but that folder contains a Program file directory. Question is then, how do I finish the recovery process? I am running Vista, and already did all updates as required.

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My wife has Win7 home premium x64 on her laptop and is using Word 2007. The problem she is having is she will open a word file, change it up, save it, then re-open it later and its the old file not the new one. Where as I can open the edited file on my desktop running the same OS but with Word 2010 and the file that opens for me is the newest version. Anyone have ANY idea why this is happening? I would really like to resolve this issue.

Answer:worrd 2007 only opening old files, not open revised files

that's just bizarre. You're saying that she will make change to a document, then try to open it, and changes are gone on HER laptop , but you open the very same document from another computer with 2010, you can see it? WTF??

Questions:

1) Does this happen on a fresh blank doc file?
2) Is she saving to network drive or other removable drive of any sort?
3) Does she have compatibility pack for 2007 install in programs and features? (normally this can be removed if present)
4) what if she tries to save as a word 2003 file?
5) Have you run office repair from programs and features?
6) Do you have legit version of office 07?

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When I launch file explorer and get the home view, it is showing a bunch of filenames in Chinese characters (see attached screenshot) which it says are in the desktop folder. However there are no such files when I look at the desktop folder. WTF? I just ran MalwareBytes and it didn't find anything.

Answer:File explorer chinese files names and phantom files.

Hi There

I have exactly the same problem - any chance that you perhaps already found the solution?

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Hi,

I did a complete backup & successful (email, files etc.) from the F11 boot on a external disk drive.

Then my HP Pavillon went to maintenance.

Now I have a great new fresh VISTA and have sccessfully restored all my files from VISTA and they are all in "C:\System Recovery Files" with a Restorewiz.log file.

My question is: what is the next step to get all my files, emails etc. bacK; this is not clear on all vista forums?

Thank you very much indeed!
Regards
Patrick

Answer:F11 backup Reco Manager OK but files on C:\System Recovery Files

Hi lolita,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

I think the following article from the HP web site will answer your question - I read it and it provides the additional steps required to get everything back where it belongs: How to Restore Backup Files Created During the F11 Backup Procedure - HP Customer Care (United States - English).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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can not read dvd data files from windows xp icon says disk full properties says RAW format

Answer:unable to read dvd data files with multple types of files

You need to provide more information:1. Is it a disk you burnt yourself.2. Was it burnt on another computer.3. What type of disk (DVD-R, DVD-RW etc).4. Was if finalized.5. What types of files were on it.6. Anything else useful you can add.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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