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"Avast Free 2017 with aggressive setting" vs "F-secure SAFE 2017"

Question: "Avast Free 2017 with aggressive setting" vs "F-secure SAFE 2017"

Good evening everyone! Thank you for your access to here and reading my post.
Tonight, I want to ask you that how much the Avast Free Antivirus reaches some solid anti-malware software, which are the paid version.

Now I am using F-secure SAFE as Trial license on desktop PC, which is one of the mine.
It seems to nice for protect PC and F-secure SAFE is light despite it is one of the very strong scanning system as consumers.

But now, I am worrying about false blocking by browsing protection of F-secure SAFE.
In usually, f-secure is not making something to bad situation for me, I am feeling it.
But the Browsing protection feature of F-secure SAFE blocks websites too many times.
The most of sites,which were blocked by F-secure are obviously safe. Of cause, they are judged safe sites by other major antimalware soft (e.g. Avast, Bitdefender Total Security).

So I want to compare them; Avast Free Antivirus 2017 and F-secure SAFE 2017(or Internet Security 2017).
I want to ask you that which is the more strong software under the below situation...

OS is Windows10 Home and updated with latest security patch.
Main browser is the latest of Mozilla Firefox with ublock origin.
If I use Avast Free 2017, I will configure some setting (e.g. File Shield, Mail Shield, Web Shield, and Behavior Shield) to aggressive security level. For example, I will configure by referring to this page avast! Optimal Protection settings by RejZoR​
I heard that the latest edition of Avast Free Antivirus is very nice and solid software.
But around now, Avast Free is weak a little in terms of the protection score of some famous test than Bitdefender, F-secure...

If you are the PC user in the situation like me, which software do you choose?
Avast or F-secure?

I hope to your participate to this discussion, and post your opinion.
By the way, my riplies may be delayed too long because of my daily life and business, and my sentence may be not nice for understand my situation correctly because of my ability to use English.

If you have more question about my question, please tell me at this thread by all means.
Thank you!

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Preferred Solution: "Avast Free 2017 with aggressive setting" vs "F-secure SAFE 2017"

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Answer: "Avast Free 2017 with aggressive setting" vs "F-secure SAFE 2017"

Try Avast with these settings. How to setup Avast Internet Security for Maximum Protection (2016 Guide)

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Good evening everyone. Thanks for your access to this thread. I hope you to read and answer for this question.

I want to ask everyone that which software should I use for keeping security of my PC.

Now I am using Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as main anti-malware soft on my main desktop PC.
And also I was using F-secure SAFE as anti-malware soft on my PC until last week.

Yesterday, I heard that new Avast Antivirus 2017 was released, and new Avast Free is including behaviour scanning system.

I am having trouble deciding which software should I use as anti-malware soft.
Please tell me about your recommend.

I think that...

?Protection features
Better : Bitdefender 2017 > F-secure SAFE > Avast Free 2017

?Performance and speed
Lighter : Avast Free 2017 > F-secure SAFE > Bitdefender 2017

?the risk of false positive trouble
Bigger risk : F-secure SAFE > Avast Free 2017 > Bitdefender 2017

?SSL (HTTPS) Scanning is enable without fake SSL certificate to browser
Unnecessary fake certificate : Avast Free, F-secure
Need fake certificate : Bitdefender Total

F-secure SAFE is the very nice solution as protection from malwares and keeping speedy PC. But it is having big risk of false positive ratings; especially the website blocking is not good with many many false positive ratings. And, sometimes slow down my PC.

Bitdefender Total Security 2017 is the best solution as protection from malwares. This software is providing users very nice anti-malware solu... Read more

Answer:Avast Free 2017 vs F-secure SAFE vs Bitdefender Total Security 2017

Quick question, why Bitdefender Total Protection? Do you need ALL those additional features, or looking for an Antivirus only, because there are Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and Free versions.

What about other protection software like Emsisoft Anti-Malware/Internet Security or ESET Nod32 Antivirus/Internet Security?

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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First things first, thanks to all who can help.....

I need to programmatically make some adjustments to the Internet Explorer security settings. Most of these settings I have found but there are a few I have not been able to get a clear exact location for in the registry. I will be using a .BAT file to make
the adjustments on 100+ PCs.

Here is what I am looking for.....

Under the "Internet  Properties" found in control panel, under the "Privacy" tab there is an "Advanced" option button. When I click on it I get an "Advance Privacy Settings" options box. On it are several settings.
The first setting, "Override automatic cookie handling" needs to be checked in order to access the other options. I can do that by adjusting the DWord value of "PrivacyAdvanced" under the "Internet Settings" key in the registry,
"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet settings", to be specific.

What I have not been able to find are the registry entries for the "First-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, the "Third-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, and the "Always allow
session cookies" check box. Please see picture below....

I have seen references to the following settings as being where those options exist, but nothing that explains ... Read more

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Hello to everyone. I have been using Windows Defender as my antivirus software for some time but i recently decided to switch into a better one so i installed Kaspersky Internet Security 2017. Even though the installation was successful and Kaspersky works fine with no issues, i have a strange problem. It seems that Windows Defender was not disabled "correctly". I dont know how else to describe it. I was still having its icon in the taskbar, with a red indication saying "in danger" (or at least a similar one.i dont have an english version of windows so i m just translating what it was indicating). In order to get rid of it, i had to open the task manager and manually disable the windows defender notification from processes and startup tab. It doesnt seem to be running though because when i checked in Services, it was not activated and also in Windows Defender section in settings it says its disabled. Even though it is not running, Windows Update still detects virus definitions for Windows Defender and unsucessfully tries to install them every time it checks for updates. Has anyone faced this strange issue? How do i stop it?
I have Windows 10 Pro x64 (with the Anniversary update)

Answer:Windows Defender not disabled "correctly" after installing KIS 2017

Crywolf...welcome to the forum
See Attachment....Note highlights....turned on or off.

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Hello to everyone. I have been using Windows Defender as my antivirus software for some time but i recently decided to switch into a better one so i installed Kaspersky Internet Security 2017. Even though the installation was successful and Kaspersky works fine with no issues, i have a strange problem. It seems that Windows Defender was not disabled "correctly". I dont know how else to describe it. I was still having its icon in the taskbar, with a red indication saying "in danger" (or at least a similar one.i dont have an english version of windows so i m just translating what it was indicating). In order to get rid of it, i had to open the task manager and manually disable the windows defender notification from processes and startup tab. It doesnt seem to be running though because when i checked in Services, it was not activated and also in Windows Defender section in settings it says its disabled. Even though it is not running, Windows Update still detects virus definitions for Windows Defender and unsucessfully tries to install them every time it checks for updates. Has anyone faced this strange issue? How do i stop it?
I have Windows 10 Pro x64 (with the Anniversary update)

Answer:Windows Defender not disabled "correctly" after installing KIS 2017

Crywolf...welcome to the forum
See Attachment....Note highlights....turned on or off.

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Dell XPS27 - 7760 (2017) Windows Hello "can't turn on camera" error
camera passed diagnostics and took my photo so the camera itself was working until then.  Does anyone have an XPS27 7760 working with Windows Hello?  What drivers are you using?
I see there is a realtek web cam program actually installed, but the drivers are from a windows update.  Does that suggest anything to anyone?  Should I try to run that program and see if it fixes things?  There are events that say "device needs further installation" but that seems to be a fairly common error on a lot of usb devices so that's no help.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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To those of you who are still running Windows Vista, it has followed in the footsteps of Windows XP and will be going "extinct" today.

After today, there will be no further security updates from Microsoft for it.

Pretty much all modern browsers have dropped support for it.

It's time for you to move to Windows 7 or Windows 10.


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If you have Windows XP SP3 configured to keep receiving security updates, these are the ones that were released today:

KB4018271 - for Internet Explorer 8

KB4017101 - for Microsoft .NET Framework

KB4019206 - for Windows XP


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You can read about it here:

Besides no longer receiving security updates, pretty much all browsers are dropping support for it.
IE9 is too old and is no longer supported by many web sites.
Chrome dropped support for it several months ago with the release of version 50.
Firefox will be dropping support for it with the release of version 53.


Answer:Windows Vista To Go "Extinct" On 04/11/2017

IMHO, Windows Vista should have died at birth in 2006. Microsoft's attempts at beefing up Windows security made it a royal pain to install and run lots of legitimate programs without getting all kinds of alerts and screens asking to confirm that I wanted to do something that might be unsafe.

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Despite being embroiled in a number of serious lawsuits, the controversial Kim Dotcom launched on Twitter a teasing campaign to promote a new online storage service. It ensures to be "much better" than Mega.

At the time he left Mega, a service that he has openly criticized, Kim Dotcom said he wants to offer a competing service. Apparently, this project is is in the making, according to one recent tweet of the person concerned.

This new site/service should be ready current January 2017, five years after the police raid that resulted in the closure of megaupload.

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Windows 10 Will Have Holographic Mixed Reality by 2017:

Intel and Microsoft are collaborating to bring a holographic lifestyle to the masses as early as next year...

Everyone with a PC, virtual reality headset, and Windows 10 will have easy access to virtual and mixed reality by 2017, Microsoft?s vice president of windows and devices group Terry Myerson announced today.

The Windows Holographic shell will allow people to use both two- and three-dimensional applications in a virtual reality world...

To read the full article please visit the link at the top of the page

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We have recently deployed patches from Nov 2016 to May 2017 in out environment.
After these updates, the internet explorer 11 starts working weirdly.
It is intermittently not able to connect to the internet. All the intranet sites are connecting fine.
Has anyone faced similar issue?
A solution would be much appreciated. 

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

Answer:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

Answer:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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Hi, I am having a problem with my newer computer, I just got this rig a few months ago and never had a problem until last Thursday. It Blue Screened on me while I was installing ARC GIS 10.1. From then on it randomly crashes. (I have previously installed ARC GIS 10 and never had a problem.)

I keep things updated (windows and drivers) and I do think windows forced through an update earlier that day. I un installed ARC GIS 10.1 and the windows update, didn't make any difference. I have also ran the Windows Mem test and Auslogic BoostSpeed/ Registry repair. I keep getting "Bad Pool Header" and "Page In Nonpage Area" and I can't seem to find something that triggers it. So far it hasn't crashed in Safe Mode without network access. I tried it once with access and it crashed. Currently have windows checking the drives for errors ( I have 4).

I think I attached the proper dump files. This is my work computer so this is kind of causing a big problem. Thanks in advanced for the help!!

Answer:BSOD "Bad Pool Header" and "Page In Nonpage Area" Runs in Safe Mode

Welcome aboard.

The crash dump you supplied, suggests the display driver failed there.

fffff880`0c995858 fffff880`10018000Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, follow option two to search for the appropriate driver for your system automatically, and install it.
Let us know how it worked.

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:

-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

Answer:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."


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Yesterday my PC crashed and now I can only use it in Safe Mode. I have been through the Windows self repair program which has done nothing. The first time it happened, it allowed me to start from a system restore point, but then it crashed again and now doing a system restore doesn't even let me start up windows normally.

I looked in the "device manager" driver section and it has an exclamation mark next to the "Consumer IR Devices" in the "System Devices" section and It says: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"
Further details:
"Driver Provider: Microsoft"
"Driver Version: 6.0.6001.18000"

I click on "check for solutions" it doesn't do anything, and I have tried uninstalling and restarting the computer, and also the "update driver" option but it says windows has determined it is up to date.

Does anyone have any solutions for this? I have been googling for a solution for hours and haven't came across any solutions, apart from that it could potentially be to do with video card/drivers or RAM.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Can only start PC in safe mode: "Consumer IR Devices" not working "code31"

BTW here is my basic system details:

Philips Freevents, (desktop PC)

Windows Vista, Home Premium, Service pack 2
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40 GHz
32 Bit

NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT


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Yesterday my PC crashed and now I can only use it in Safe Mode. I have tried the self repair thing which has done nothing. The first time it happened, it allowed me to start from a system restore point, but then it crashed again and now doing a system restore doesn't even let me start up windows normally.

I looked in the "device manager" driver section and it has an exclamation mark next to the "Consumer IR Devices" in the "System Devices" section and It says: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"

I click on "check for solutions" it doesn't do anything, and I have tried uninstalling and restarting the computer, and also the "update driver" option but it says windows has determined it is up to date.

Does anyone have any solutions, this is soooooo frustrating!!!

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Please help! can only start in safe mode: "Consumer IR Devices" not working "code31"

Lets try to diagnose, go in with safe mode and set up clean boot. Does that worK
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
If yes follow instructions to find the problem
If no
Go in via safe mode find out the necessary information about the driver then go to the website to download to desktop. Then install.
Follow this tut to up date the driver
Device Manager - Install Driver
If it cannot be updated in this way, follow to step 7 and go to website and explained above.

If you unistall the driver, you can use automatic update.

I am not sure if that is your problem, however.
You may want to go in via, safe mode and set up a new account.
Download Security Essentials
and Malwarebytes and check for virus and malware. Do the full scan and update first.
If the new account does indeed work for you.

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Vote for this suggestion]Add "Never" and "only on startup" options in the drop down menu of "require a password after" option of lock screen setting. ? Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone

Answer:There should be "never" option in "require password a after" lock screen setting.

I personally think this option is about as niche as something can get.

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I was looking at these freeware AntiVirus program's to replace InoculateIt. The Company is ending InoculateIt support in May.
"Avast!" (ALWIL Software); "AVG" (Grisoft)
Both seem to get pretty good ratings, and I was thinking of getting one of them, then getting Norton AntiVirus when I have the extra $$$ available.
Any opinion's as to their ability to stop unwanted stuff from getting in, ease of setup & use would be appreciated.
One thing I've noticed is AVG only issues updates monthly--and I think Avast! is the same--is this often enough to effectively defend against new virii?
Will be using whichever one I get with ZoneAlarm (Freeware) Version 2.6.231

Answer:"Avast!" and "AVG" Anti-Virus program's. Opinion's?

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable

Answer:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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  Every so often when my "AV" starts running it goes into "Safe Mode" preventing me   from working further ; I have to reach  control panel --Display----Settings--Screen    Resolution and then set the resolution to  1024 X 768 pixels. Only then I am able to   continue with my work.  Can this shifting to the Safe Mode be prevented ?   Somebody please help me  !  Thanks .

Answer:"Anti Virus" automatically going into "Safe Mode" How to prevent this ?

Which antivirus program?

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I keep getting strange warnings on some forum sites and stuff like craigslist and ebay at times. You know when you go to a sire that is "untrusted" and there is a "get me out of here" button in grey and under that there is the "Technical details" text (clickable" and the "I understand the Risks" text (also clickable). I get thee when I install a new server on my LAN and I go to an admin port on that server and it says it is an unknown connection.

But what I am getting, while browsing stuff on Craigslist, like in the forsale, I click on an ad (the ad hasn't even opened yet) and it takes me to this "Untrusted connection) screen. I also get this for a number of forums from time to time. I use the same URL on one computer and it doesn't show up, but on another computer it will, both loading at the same time. Also it seems that it can vary based upon which ISP I'm connected with at the time - sometimes one will have the warning while the other doesn't, sometimes both have it.

I've suspected MITM attacks on my machine and don't know what to do about figuring that out and how to stop it.

Can anyone shed any light on this issue or point me in the correct direction?

Answer:"This connection is Untrusted" - pops up in browser on "safe sites" - why?

What are you using for an antivirus program?

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I accidentally pulled the plug out of my computer when it was in the middle of shutting down. Now that I've tried to reboot it, I get a screen saying:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode With Networking
Safe Mode With Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration
Start Windows Normally

Whenever I click on any of the options above, I always ends up back at the same screen, suggest the above options again. I've tried rebooting I again a few times but nothing works?

Any ideas?

Answer:Stuck on "Safe Mode"/"Last Known Good Configuration" Screen

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


Answer:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;

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help me please! about "POP""IMAP""SMTP" incoming/outgoing mail server for Tbird....

i have no clue on what to do.. im stuck at a screen that says this

?..? said:

"Server Infomation"
"Select the type of incoming server you are using"
"[_??_] POP [_??_] IMAP"

"Enter the name of your incoming server (for example, "")."

"Incoming Server: [___????????????????___]"

"Uncheck this checkbox to store mail for this account in its own directory. that will make this account appear as a top-level acount."

"[_??_] Use Global Inbox (Store mail in Local Folders}"

"Enter the name of your outgoing server (SMTP)(for example, "")."

"outgoing Server: [___????????????????___]"Click to expand...


Answer:help me please! about "POP""IMAP""SMTP" incoming/outgoing mail server for Tbird...

afaik hotmail does not provide pop\imap or smtp for free you may get it if you pay for the hotmail service but i would not recommend you do that just so you can get pop\imap or smtp

hrrm tbird and hotmail from the thunderbird faq
Can I access my Netscape WebMail or Hotmail accounts through Thunderbird?

No. Netscape WebMail and Hotmail use proprietary protocols. To access WebMail directly through an e-mail client requires you to use Netscape 6+ with AIM; to do so with Hotmail requires either Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. Of course, you can access your WebMail account on the Web at, or Hotmail at

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While doing my daily security-briefing surfing, I stumbled upon the following page
which, if you scroll down to August 1st, notes:  Zemana AntiLogger Free is discontinued.  
That note also includes a link for a "limited time offer" for a free life-time license for Zemana AntiLogger Pro; I have not checked to see if that offer is still current.
Based on the descriptions given for the "Pro" product this past month, it's apparent that the "Pro" version is a major extension/change to just the Anti-Keylogger aspect of the 1.x series.   That is to say, "Anti-logger" PRO 2.x now includes all the features of Zemana ANTI-MALWARE (Real-Time Protection) in addition to the Anti-Logger component.  Known security threats are automatically blocked; Unknown applications are heuristically analyzed "in the Cloud":  Pandora Sandbox.   They've also added Ransomware Protection, and a Browser Cleanup module to remove unwanted toolbars and add-ons.
That's a big change!   Personally, I don't think I'd want all that --- even if I received a free lifetime license.   There's definite potential for conflicts with my other security programs.   And, unless there's a user-option to override the automatic blocks, I would be afraid in the event of a major false-p... Read more

Answer:Zemana "Anti-Logger": FREE version "discontinued"

I'm with you...seems to work fine for its intended purpose.

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The free light-weight media player. Why install separate video players simply because they can't play all video formats? VIO Player plays the most popular video formats and you can kiss your old video players goodbye. VIO Plays AVI, MPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, WMV, & FLV video files.

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I am confused on how "sc-keylog" could be on my pc. I have added NO keylog software. Is somewhat getting cute in my house? Or is this a Trojan? or ??? Additinally, Webroot Spy Sweeper found something called "lapdotcom" on my pc. I do believe this coincides with a slower than normal performance for my PC.

I originally ran the scan from Webroot Spy Sweeper because none of my other programs picked up any issues however, my pc was acting a bit odd and was slowing down noticeably.

I have a Dell Demensions 8100 with a P4 1.5 Ghz processor, 1 Gig or RD RAM, and a 74Gig HD. I run Windows XP Pro SP2, and I usually run an array of antispyware stuff such as, Ewidow, AdAware SE, Norton AV and Norton Utilities (which I am becoming less and less a fan of - seems a heavy overhead to me), I also occassionally run Spy-Bot Search and Destroy, Spayware Blaster, and CCleaner. What more can I do? Argghhh!!!

In any case I don't have the cash to pay Webroots required $30 bucks for yet another piece of software for cleaning the found items from my PC... and the last time when I did have the money I downloaded and paid for a program that has obviously not helped too-too much. Beside how many programs do I need? I could not possibly afford 8 more or 10 AnitVirus/AntiSpyware/Maleware, etc. programs.

Can Anyone Help me? Please...

Grateful as always eternally,


SC-Keylog is a commercial program. Perhaps you need to check to see if anyone in the house is trying to monitor your activties.

Also, uninstall SpySweeper, reboot, and then try the below procedure. It may or may not work since you already put in a demo, but the one below will do more then scan. Make sure you get the updates after installing.

Running Spy Sweeper

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????

Answer:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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Hey there...I found a folder that I've never seen in my D partition before...I partition my hdd into 3 parts...C=OS installation...D=Programs and Games...E=Misc downloads and music and pr0n ...

Well I've never had a virus or anything in my D partition before...I just found this folder named "winnt" and it had some bat files and some kind of Airline JScript and something that looks like an airplane tracker...

Then in a folder named sdata (still in the winnt folder) there's files like 911, police, air, fire, etc...OMFG!!! This is like some terrorist thing or something...FBI is gonna find me and I'll never see the light of day again!!! I'll miss the [H] and I haven't even watched LOTR Extended Platinum Collectors DVD thing (the big ass package with those book holder things)...I haven't even completed Doom 3 or started playing HL2 or even had a chance to buy an X-Box and play Halo 2!!!

AHHHHHH!!!!!! WTF is this crap on my computer??? I'm gonna delete this...I should delete it right??? Scans say it isn't a virus but what do they know...I'm screwed...


Answer:OMG!!! Found some folder with files like "911" "police" "air" and a airplane tracker!

if youre os is on C: there shouldn't be a winnt dir on d:, should be safe to delete it.

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?


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Hello guys, the last week I've been strugling with these nasty BSODs. At first I thought it was my HDDs as ntoskrn.exe somewhat hinted towards that from googling it. My HDDs have been causing a lot of trouble earlier as well due to their somewhat long years of service. However, I've recently reformated my computer and installed W7 on a brand new Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD hoping the BSODs would go away, they didn't.

I googled BSOD and I stumbled upon this forum and I thought I'd give it a try. I'm somewhat desperate, as I need my computer working for both work, school and amusement.

I've been trying to run Memtest in order to test my memory but without any results. I'm also currently running on only on 4GB chip instead of two, to see if the problem still exists. Also, without any results.

This is the second time I'm writing this thread btw, I was just about to post it and my PC crashed.

Here is my two logs + dxdiag (last crash didn't generate a log oddly enough).

Here is additional hardware/gear that I use:

Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset
Razer Naga
Logitech G19
Logitech C920 (Webcam)
Corsair 750W PSU

My temperatures are also good. Both CPU and MB idles at around ~25. GPU's all good too. I'm also using a Corsair 650D chassi with dustfilters at both air-income so dust is minimal. On top off this, I use airpressure to clean away dust somewhat regularly and I also did exactly this 2 days ago when I reinstalled the pc.
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Answer:BSOD - "Memory management", "Bad pool header", "ntoskrnl.exe"

Are you over-clocking? Is the bios set to its defaults? Is the SSD set on a SATA 3 port in AHCI mode?

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Please help review my HijackThis File. My computer has problems with "Redirected Searches", "Advertising Pop-Ups", "Fake Anti-Virus Pop-Ups".

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:46:28 PM, on 10/24/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Edit by chaslang: Inline HJT log removed. READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide sticky not followed.

Answer:"Redirected Searches", "Advertising Pop-Ups", "Fake Anti-Virus Pop-Ups"

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** 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. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the 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 and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then 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.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a different user... Read more

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Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere.

Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using Restorator) located in the theme folder of this VS. I went into the images directory and located what seems to be the images used for the buttons. Intuitively, it seems like it would make sense to replace those images with different ones (perhaps from another visual style) and it should change them. However, would this actually work? Could the theme get messed up in some other way (like proportions or something if the new button images are smaller)? I don't know of any other way to change them that would be easy.

But I did run into another problem. For some visual styles I can't even locate those buttons in the images directory. Where else would they be?

Answer:Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme

Use Windows Style Builder to do that...

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Hi everyone!

Yesterday my HP laptop (Windows 7) started getting BSOD with various types of errors (mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "STOP: 0x0000007A", "c00021a" and one "missing %hs, c0000135"). Most of the time it restarts without any issues and works fine right after the BSOD and then an hour or two later I get a BSOD again.

I have tried restoring to Last Known Good Configuration, startup repair, hard disk check, virus scans and I also uninstalled any recently added programs I could think of and cleared up more than 50% of my hard disk space. None of these seem to have helped and I still get BSOD regularly.

I have attached the folder from the SF Diagnostic Tool and would appreciate any advice!
Thank you!

Answer:BSOD every few hours: mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "c00021a" & "c0000135"

Welcome to the forum.

Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).
Upload a screenshot using: CrystalDiskInfo For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here
Test your Hard Drive(s) by running: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Pay close attention to Part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.

Monitor hardware temperature with system monitoring software like Speccy or HWMonitor. Upload a screen shot of the Summary tab as well:Piriform - Speccy
CPUID - HWMonitor
For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

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Windows 7 Home Premium

I would provide a screenshot (or three) however that is at the crux of my problem - I should perhaps say my current, with "7" (I am beginning to tire RAPIDLY of 7, much more quickly than I did with either XP, or Vista).

PROBLEM: When I attempt to "Save As" a document (Notepad, for instance), or even a Paint image, I get a window/page/screen/whatever, that has no "Buttons" ... no button to "Save", no button to "Cancel". Simply NO BUTTONS???

I had this problem the other night, and we "faked" or cheated our way through it, by using the Enter (Return?) Key to advance the cursor (cursor??) to where we wanted to be (well, we "hoped" we were "there", anyway, since we could not "see" what button or drop-down dialog box was selected or highlighted).

It's almost as if I had a "Resolution" problem, whereby the resolution is set too low (say, 800 x 600), things are too big to be seen/won't FIT on the page. However, my resolution is set to the "Recommended" 1366 x 768.

Please help...this Netbook would be a WHOLE LOT easier to throw against a wall than my desktops ever were . . .

Thanks in advance,
glenn . . .
PS, Hoping I was/am clear here...under the drop-down boxes of "File Name" and "Save as Type", there is nothing to select - not "Save" or "OK" or "Cancel" ... NOTHING????... Read more

Answer:No "Buttons" to "Save" or "Cancel" in Dialog Boxes WIN7


Type dpi into the Search box and choose "Make text smaller or larger" at the top of the search result list. In the window that opens see what it is set to. You want it at 100% rather than 125% or 150%. So if higher than 100% change it back to 100%. Hit Apply. You will need to reboot. See if that helps.

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Example sentence: vrytim I prss ths kys, nothing happns. Now I'm writing with my on-sreen keyboard. I'm clueless when it comes to computer stuff. How do I fix this? Is this a software problem, or a hardware problem?Help is much appreciated!

Answer:Kyboard deos not respond to the keys: "e", "d", "c" and "3"

My keyboard hath the thame problem with the thupid eth key. The blathted thing ith driving me nutth.

All aside, usually, that is a hardware problem. Can you find or borrow another keyboard and see if it will work correctly on your machine?

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Hi, my sister dropped off a gateway MT3432 laptop and when i turned it on, nothing works, It starts up but nothing shows on the screen. I hear the system booting up and spinning off the hard drive but cant get to the BIOS screen or nothing. I tried plugging in an external monitor and still nothing. I don't know what the deal is. Plz Help. I replaced the ram and the harddrive and still doing the same thing.


Did your sister say she had did anything to the machine?  Played with registry? dropped it?

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Well, its my first post here and my english is not good, Hi all!
I've installed win7 ultimate 64bit yesterday and Iam having a annoying problem when System locale is setting to Japanese:
The standard "\" character in shortcut dialog box, for example was replaced with yen symbol (?)

Windows help said that it dont affect the language in menus or dialog boxes for windows or other programs that do use Unicode (see image below), then i dont understand why its changing this character, and well, I know that its visual only but i preffer my windows without this yen symbol and yet, being able to show correct characters in japanese applications

Answer:"" instead "\" when System locale is setting to Japanese

Sorting it all Out : When is a backslash not a backslash?

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Hey guys, I'm currently troubleshooting a friends PC which has display issues directly after rebooting from an Avast AV update. Like so many similar issues, the pc seems to run fine (HDD spinning & LED light flashing, CPU fan spinning), Although, I've yet to hear mobo beep.
This is what I've tried already;
Reseating ram and graphics card. Trying another graphics card, monitor, graphics cable and PSU. After that, I tried scanning the HDD as a secondary drive in my own machine for a virus. It managed to get boot priority in my machine and it actually booted fine so I gathered from that, that it's not a software problem. I've heard people on forums talk about resetting CMOS but there seems to be issues that follow that.

Not fully sure of his spec, only it's a Packard Bell, OS: Win Vista x64, CPU: Intel Core2 Quad. If you need more info on spec I can boot it in my machine again and get it.

Merry Christmas

Answer:"No Signal" display on Monitor after updating Avast Free AV


Does the PC have any integrated graphics......

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Looking for insight/advice re: KB3054476.

According to Infoworld, it was "Optional" in May, but I was not offered it then.
This week, it was offered as "Important" and "Recommended" (!), but only for one of my 2 Win7/64 boxes.

I have read the MS KB article, as well as THIS FORUM THREAD, the latter of which includes a report of a BSOD due to this particular update.

However, there isn't much out on the web about it.
And most of the discussion about it is overly technical for me.
And I am confused as to why it was previously offered as "Optional", but now is "Important" or "Recommended".

I don't *think* I "need" it (as I have no webcam on this box). And I don't like to tempt fate by fixing things that are not broken.

So, 3 questions:
Is it safe to install?
Is it really necessary/important?
Or would I be OK to hide it?
Thanks very much in advance!

Answer:KB3054476 offered as "Important"/"Recommended"/"Optional"

The status of updates changes with circumstances.
If an update isn't relevant, it won't be offered at all.
If however it's relevant but the related software is not apparently in use, it may be 'optional' - and gravitate to 'Recommended' or 'Important' if the related software is in use.
It can also be promoted through the hierarchy by MS depending on feedback through WU and error-trapped feedback.

If you have (and use) a webcam, then it's probably best to install the update.

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As I said I am new.....
Hope this info is the way you need it.
Check out the following .....HHEELLLPPP

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:38:36 PM, on 11/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
c:\program files\\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\mcshield.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
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Answer:NEW THREAD / "xads", "xlime", "Context3.kanoodle"


how to create a folder ?

right click anywhere in your desktop
click new,a tab opens ,click folder ,name it hjtantivirus .

download again hijackthis and install it in the new created folder .

your hjt is here now
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for\HijackThis.exe

it will not work properly if it stays there .

and don t create a new thread ,keep only one thread .this one ,now .

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusCl... Read more

Answer:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.

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I have recently updated to the creator version
My files end up in unintended destinations. When I click in the documents tab in the sidebar of the documents screen, it takes me to a ?Documents? folder that appears in ?One Drive? group. Any files that I send from my desktop end up there
Those files are also shown when I open the first ?Documents? folder that appears in the ?Quick Access? group. I have similar problems with ?Pictures? folders
I have attached screen shots that I hope will explain. I want all my files of any description to end up in the ?Documents? folder contained in the ?This PC? group. Can anyone help please?
Incidentally, I don?t understand the purpose of ?One Drive?, and don?t believe that I will have a use for it. Can I remove/disable it?

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

Answer:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.


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I am a little confused with regard to some of the mail options in Outlook Express. (I have version 6) What is the difference between the "Drafts" and "Outbox" folders?

Further how does the "Send Later" option work from the file menu? I always thought that "Send Later" was the same as using "Drafts" but what happend was that I was doing an e-mail, went to Drafts, or clicked on "Send Later" or Outbox and then after I clicked on "Send" doing a regular send, I checked my Sent folder and about 3 copies of the same message were delivered to the same person! (I only sent one message-not 3!)

What is the deal with the "Outbox" folder? Apparently that is not like the Drafts folder....correct?

What's the difference between doing a Save, Save As, and Send Later with regard to OE functions? If I want to save a message that isn't done yet, which of these 3 options should I use? (I.e, I want the message to go to the Drafts folder for example and stay there until I TELL OE to send it.) I think whatever I did above was that I modified my message and then click on where it just automatically sent next time I opened the message. A review of these features would be helpful!

Just for the record, I also use Yahoo Mail and find that so much easier!


Answer:Please Review OE "Send", "Drafts", and "Outbox" Options

To save an E-Mail to your Drafts folder for work on later then you use the File\Save option.
If you wish to save the E-Mail in another format such as .EML or .TXT or .HTM then you use the Save as function. You will also be required to specify a folder to save in or use its "My Documents" default.
Send later function if only one e-mail account exists will place the e-mail in the outbox and send it the next time you click on the send receive button. If you have multiple accounts then you can specify which account to send it from.


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OK, this is a weird one.

I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and pictures folders are set to this HDD and dont have an actual folder to change the properties of. Therein lies my dilema.

If anyone can offer any advice on this curly issue it would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Remaking "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders

Quote: Originally Posted by Legume


OK, this is a weird one.

I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and pictures folders are set to this HDD and dont have an actual folder to change the properties of. Therein lies my dilema.

If anyone can offer any advice on this curly issue it would be greatly appreciated.


You have a backup from before the problem started? a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?

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I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program
with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE.

No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work.
But this is another problem which should not discussed here.

When I type now one of the following alternative commands at the CommandPrompt then Win7 returns me something like:

assoc .txt=txtfile

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: .txt"


ftype txtfile=D:\notepad++\notepad++.exe "%%1"

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: txtfile"


The command above work fine under WinXP


Answer:"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?


Did you run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges?
Elevated Command Prompt

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"";"C:\Windows\System32\services.exe";"Trojan horse Dropper.Generic_c.MMI";"Object is white-listed (critical/system file that should not be removed)"

There are a lot of other trojan horse walkthroughs, if someone can point in the right direction more specific to my horse droppings... :cry

Brand new computer... and AV wasnt the first thing to get downloaded... doh!

Answer:C:\Windows\System32\services.exe";"Trojan horse Dropper.Generic_c.MMI"";"Object is

Re: C:\Windows\System32\services.exe";"Trojan horse Dropper.Generic_c.MMI"";"Object i

Welcome to MajorGeeks, thernbear

Delete items using RogueKiller.

Double-click RogueKiller.exe to run. (Vista/7 right-click and select Run as Administrator)
When it opens, press the Scan button
Now press the Delete button.
When it is finished, there will be a log on your desktop called: RKreport[3].txt
Attach RKreport[3].txt to your next message. (How to attach)


- Rescan with HitmanPro, when it finds services.exe - Virus, allow it to Replace by clicking the down arrow next to the detection and choosing Replace.
If Desktop.ini - Trojan if detected again, you can allow HitmanPro to Delete this but Ignore any other detections from the time being.
Afterwards, click the Next button.
HitmanPro may want to reboot the PC in order for the changes to take affect, please do so.


Once you are back in Windows, run another scan with HitmanPro and then attach the latest log. (How to attach)


Completely delete these two folders manually using Windows Explorer:

Let me know if you were successful or not.

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OS: Windows98SE

I have two problems currently striking me at once. First of all, I've got a friend who called me about a problem. The "Safe Errors" as I stated above. When he tries to run scandisk in Safe Mode, after about an hour and 3/4'ths the way, he receives an error

Fatal Exception OE occured at:
0028:C000788E in VXD VMM(01)+000688E

Defrag runs fine, though Scandisk doesn't. I've tried researching the error but I can't seem to find it.

Second error is the "Modem Terrors". I'm currently working on a computer who's modem for some reason doesn't work. I know it's worked before because I was the one who installed it first. However, now, DUN (Dial-up networking) won't recognize it. I've tried 3 different modems, 1 used 2 new, and none of them work. I've tried reinstalling Dial-up Adapter & DUN but that didn't help. I've also changed PCI slots but nothing seems to work. Whenever you try to create a new connection, the Install Modem dialog comes up as though no modem existed. Whenever you check out the "Modem dialog" in the control panel, the modem shows up as do the diagnostics pass. I've removed everything from startup and everything off the mobo but it doesn't help. The modem will also show up in Device Manager. I've also tried going into Safe Mode and removing ANY TRACE of any previous modem. Whether that be in Device Manger, Registry, a file, or within any files hiding on the HD.


Answer:"Safe Errors" AND "Modem Terrors"

hmm... for the first not sure,..probably lost data or bad sectors. tell him to back up his data immediately and run 98 setup.

as for the second,..have you tried enabling it in the bios? please list system specs.

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I can't "extend" my "C" Drive even tho there is free space??
I have 251GB free and I cant add it to my C OS drive?

Answer:I can't "extend" my "C" Drive even tho there is free space??

The Free Space is in an Extended partition.
Right click on the free space and delete the Extended partition. You can then extend the C partition into the Unallocated space released.

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When I look into the "Performance" tab of my TaskManager then there are the following values:

Total: 4014
Cached: 1299
Available: 2697
Free: 1532

Hmm, What is the difference between available and free space?
Shouldn't this be the same?

What means cache?

From my point of view there should be a value "occupied by running prgms" and "free".


Answer:Diff.between "available" and "free" physical memory?

Available is the only one that matters. Available shows what is capable of being used by Programs. Without paging other lower priority processes out of memory. It is a combination of both Cache and Free.

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Yesterday while I was connected to a public wifi hotspot, it appear a widget with the usual postal envelope icon with a number indicating an unread message,
There I clicked on it and it is open the browser to a link which began with
"", where I was invited to download an update for my phone model
(with the exact name of my phone: Lumia 1520).
Since I did not know how to make a screenshot, so I got to take a picture.
I do not mind so much the internet page because I didn't click on it.
But I wonder why I have appeared unlikely that widget,
and if the "code" that caused it is still in my phone, or if the phone itself is somehow infected.
On the web I can't find anything.
Do you think I should do a factory or some other solution?
this could keep the original applications (Office)?
For now I'm avoiding to connect to the wifi or network.

Answer:Is "" a Virus?
I wouldn't worry at all at this point. I believe that it was merely a popup attempting to trick you into something.
Updates are not delivered that way either. It was sketchy, but I'd move on and be more wary on that specific hotspot.

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I'm trying to update Avast free AV (it's the first update), and it keeps saying "host unreachable"! Is this happening because of my slow internet (it is slow), or Avast servers are having technical problems? I looked it up on google and they said somewhere that Avast's servers were hacked in the past which caused this problem! If this really happened once, how can they be trusted again?

Answer:Avast Free "host unreachable"?

try to do a clean installation, and see your firewall, logs. You could also do a clean install of the latest version, see :
I think that can be your slow...internet too.
according avast forum, some hacker threaten the avast blog (as always) and the user request stronger encryption ...

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Hello everyone
I have this problem for more than 3 months for now...

The INSTRUCTION AT "0x00a96ce0"referenced memory at "000000000" couldn't be written".

That's always what i get when i restart my computer,just before screen goes dark.
I believe that it has to do something with Microsoft updates.The reason i believe this, is that i once reinstalled my PC and didn't have any problem until i didn't update my PC.
And i posted here that thinking my problem was solved but unfortunately i was wrong.

Please if you have any tips on this one let me know it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

Answer:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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I know this sounds like somewhat of a "security" issue BUT...does anyone know if there's a safe way (free) where I can save all of my log-ins/passwords ? I've had a couple of hard drive crashes now and I'm nsick of losing all that info ! I've actually been savin all of my log-in info to a folder in my webmail.BUT,....THAT'S TEDIOUS ! AND...I tend to only update that about once a month !! I need something like a "social" (But,not "public") place where I can save all of of my log-in info that's safe (Other than my pc) ??????? And,if it makes any difference (In case,there's an add-on) I generally use Firefox for my browser.

Answer:Safe (Free) "online" places to save log-in info !

If you want to use LastPass browser extension to manage passwords and logins you can also use LastPass Pocket (download app to USB) and run it from there to open your encrypted LastPass file and store your logins in the portable app.

LastPass via USB | User Manual scroll down to see LastPass Pocket

Get browser extension here. (Not LastPass Universal Windows Installer) see other links on the page

Download LastPass | LastPass

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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I have been playing the game for a few weeks now in my spare time on my Windows 10 desktop and have acquired some bonus packs, a dozen vehicles, upgrades, unlocked 5 seasons, and moved my user rank up to 4824 in the multiplayer ranks amongst various other things. I do not want to lose my progress but for the first time i wanted to upload a ghost the other day and seen that (it seems) I will lose all progress if I log into Facebook now. Also, I noticed that my "local account" doesn't transfer my save data when I log into the game on my Windows 10 laptop (which is super inconvenient because I am rarely home). I seen topics posted that a Facebook sync fixes this but I am afraid I will lose all my progress.
Anyone have any experience with this?

Answer:On Windows 10: "Asphalt 8 Airborne" can I sync my "local account" with my "Facebook Account?"

I am with you on this. I'm having the same problem, and the Customer Care form at Gameloft is not set-up yet for inquiries on desktop platforms. Also, search engines are hard to trigger relative informaiton on the subject. I have no intention of changing over to my Facebook "version" if the progress isn't going to be transferred.
It's just a new problem brought around to headline the Windows 10 updates. I'm sure there will be a wait time, but there has got to be a flood of new Win10 users that are firing up their CC services for a fix.
If I find out that it fixable, I'll get back to this thread.

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One feature I really liked in XP was the ability to look in a folder through My Computer and sort the files by extension. For example if I wanted to get all .jpg files to one side of the folder as I looked for a file, I could click View, Arrange Icons By, Type and make that happen. I don't see that feature in Windows 7. I'm using W7Pro and can't find that or a similar feature anywhere. Is it here and I just haven't found it? TIA

Answer:Where is "VIEW", "ARRANGE ICONS BY", "TYPE"

open a window ,click organise/layout /menubar.
then when you click view in the menu bar group by is in the list

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Hardware: Toshiba Satellite P105-S6177 System: Vista Home PremiumMemory: 2GB RAM, 120GB DriveProcessor: Centrino Duo 1.73GHzChip Set: Intel 945GM ExpressFurther Explanation:User Choice:      System ActionShut Down      RebootHibernate         RebootSleep         Sleeps... but won't come out of SleepFurther Explanation and Attempts:Using the Toshiba Power Management feature does change choices of action but the outcome is the same as choices from Vista menu. For instance, if I choose to have the system Hibernate when the lid is closed, the system goes into hibernation momentarily then restarts, or if I press the power button, the system shuts down then immediately restarts.I can use the command line: ?rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState? and the system will go into hibernation but then immediately restarts.The only way to turn-off this computer is to hold the power button for 5 seconds or more and then when powering-up again, I get the nasty Microsoft warning that the system didn't shut down properly last time and do I want to start in safe mode or normal, etc, etc with all it's slow checks with this type of startup.The Sordid Story:I just purchased this Toshiba Satellite P105-S6177 from RefurbDepot. I know, that's my first problem. Secondly, they did not include a manual or recovery disks. When calling ... Read more

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How do I change the font of "Welcome", "Logging Off" and "Shutting down"? Is it hard coded in a uifile? Which file are the words in? Is the file written in XML?? John

Answer:Change font of "Welcome", "Logging Off" and "Shutting down"?

Quote: Originally Posted by RBCC

How do I change the font of "Welcome", "Logging Off" and "Shutting down"? Is it hard coded in a uifile? Which file are the words in? Is the file written in XML?? John

I am not sure you can change the fonts though if you wish you can change the text from "Shutting Down" to "Bye Bye" or so, by editing, winlogon.exe.mui.

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One of our Win10 laptops has a context menu with "Properties" that uses shortcut key "r". The other uses key "o" which conflicts with "open". I have no idea how it got corrupted. Suggested locations in the registry for context menu doesn't list it. Software tools work on old windows or only delete/disable context menu items.
How can I fix this?

Answer:Context menu "Properties" uses "o" shortcut instead of "r"

I have no idea if this will work but the following tutorial has often helped me fix corrupted file & folder associations. Use option 2 for a few specific cases like Drive and Folder.

Default File Type Associations - Restore in Windows 10

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Hi - I have a thinkpad x61t. When it's in the docking station, whenever I press "shift" "alt" or "ctrl" a little pop up window tells me that key is being pressed. The laptop does not do this when it's out of the docking station. I've looked all over the control panel in vista and can't find any setting.

Any ideas how to switch it off? Driving me nuts! Thanks.

Answer:"shift", "alt", "ctrl" appear onscreen when pressed (see pic)

You mentioned that you have looked in the Control Panel so this may be something you tried already:

Control Panel - Ease of Access Center - Make the keyboard eaiser use - uncheck 'Turn on sticky keys'.

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Hey guys. This morning I got a really strange error code. When I tryed to update Steam on my PC, this error message popped up;

"The instruction at "0x00172058" referenced memory at "0x00d1004". The memory could not be "read".

Click OK to terminate the program.

Lately, I have'nt been able to install WoW either, I install it all the way to 100% and then when I try to launch it, I obviously have to re-download all the patches but it prompts me that I have to install it again, even though it is all there.

Tryed downloading the full game digitally off of too, I click run to get it started, nothing happens and then this message pops up.

"The instruction at "0x00182058" referenced memory at "0x0f070014". The memory could not be "read".

Click OK to terminate the program.

I don't know what's up with it. My freind told me to run a CHKDSK /R to see if there was anything wrong with my drive and it ran smoothly, although I must say it took about an hour or so.

So, that was complete, tryed to do it again and I still kept getting these error messages. But I saw something on my desktop that wasn't there previously. It is an error log. Here is the error log;
# An unexpected error has been detected by Java Runtime Environment:
# EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x6d5ecb6d, pid=1584, tid=1248
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (11.0-b16 mixed mode, sharing wi... Read more

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hi. i'm new here. nice to meet all of you!
just like a lot of folks i'm sure, i've come here because there are some weird things running on my pc that shouldnt be in there.
please help!!!!!!

heres the hijack log
(thanks in advance. i don't know much about this computer virus stuff.)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:06:40 AM, on 9/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\ConnMgr\cmisrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Wmencagt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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Answer:"windows no disk" and "winsilly" "win956temp"

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Hey everyone,

Unfortunately, my computer has been infected with a particularly virulent, or relatively new, virus (for which I am currently awaiting help on the Malware removal sub-forum). I wanted to ask, though, if anyone else has had to deal with this particular Trojan before because, from what I have been able to find out, it (i.e. Trojan_Win32.Generic, or "") doesn't seem to have a remedy as of yet. I've checked just about every virus database I could and have come up empty handed every time. What's more, I've downloaded and ran half a dozen different top-shelf Anti-virus' scans and removal programs, only to end up disappointed.

Does anyone know what the deal with this thing is?



Answer:"Trojan_Win32.Generic" a.k.a. "" & "Strongvault"

Please do not start another thread for the same issue.

I'm sure someone will be along to help you in your other thread soon.

Closing duplicate.

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I'm looking for some help getting rid of theses creeps!
I have tried several programs including Spybot, Spyblaster, Lavasoft, Mcafee, etc. etc. with no luck.
I'm new to HijackThis but here we go..... ]

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:59:09 AM, on 11/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)SIZE=5]

Running processes:
c:\program files\\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Mi... Read more

Answer:(I'm new here) help w/ "xads", "xlime", "Context3.kanoodle"

hi pdx

please download the new hijackthis from here

and install it in it s own folder like this :


scan again with the new hjt and post a new log .

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Windows XP SP3
WMP 11

When I open a media folder & select Play All on the Explorer left pane I get the "Copy to" selection window and then the "Move to" window. When I cancel these the files load into WMP 11.

Anyway to get rid of the "Copy to" & "Move to" commands, so that it just loads the media files in WMP 11?

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Last week, I messed up and tried downloading something via BitTorrent, which I also had freshly downloaded. Big mistake, and frankly, I'm kicking myself for having known better. Immediatly, I knew I had inadvertantly given myself the gift of malware.

Within a day, occasional targeted popups would come in the next browser tab. If I visited my bank website, another tab would come up saying Wells Fargo wanted me to click to receive my credit score. If I visited Discover Card, a tab would pop up saying Discover Card needed to give me my credit score. If I went to, a pop up tab would claim to be adobe, needing me to take a survey. Now that I'm trying to straighten this out, I keep getting pop ups tabs looking helpful, saying they are or such giving me "malware tips and removal service", but I know better. In about a 24 hour period, it became rampant. It's killing my browsers (Chrome and Firefox), and now I don't even have to visit a new website for them to come. Just being on this page, about every five minutes a new one pops up.

Further, I've run a ton of anti-virus services, all of which keep saying it's clean. Except malwarebytes did notice that a pup kept trying to run. I've realized my browsers are being demolished by cdncache-a. somethinganother. It keeps taking every page. But I don't know what it is or how to stop it. I can't find it in the system, which is driving me nutso.

Then - I foun... Read more

Answer:Aggressive Malware - cdncache-a and "Ads by Notification" POP UPS

Kaspersky Internet Security
avast! Antivirus
Can be only one!!!
Uninstall what you want.

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I'm trying to fix my brother's computer after he opened a trojan attached to an email. The email was the one saying your credit card had been charged for airline tickets.

The computer is a Dell Dimension 3100 running Windows XP SP2.

The first problem is that after normal login there is a blue screen with a yellow window in the window with the message

"Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

There are no icons visible. The only action I can perform is CTL-ALT-DEL to bring up the Windows Task Manager. I told my brother to start in Safe Mode from which he scanned the computer using AVG Free Edition which was installed before the infection. This did not fix the problem.

Starting Safe Mode I now get a black screen with Safe Mode in the corners and the operating system name at top. The blue login screen then comes up with Administrator and my brothers account. I click on Administrator and I get the same black screen as before with Safe Mode in the corners and the writing at top. My brothers account does the same. There are no icons or Start button visible.

Again, the only program I can bring up is the Windows Task Manager. Using that, I managed to install and run SmitfraudFix which was given as a solution to "Spyware detected" screen. After rebooting this did not fix the problem. I also installed SpyHunter 3.5.11 which found Zlob.Trojan, Rogue.AntivirusXP 2008 plus some other ... Read more

Answer:Safe Mode "Black Screen" and "Spyware detected" screen

Anyone want to answer this?

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Answer:"msvcr80.dll is missing from your computer." WindowsUpdate_00000643" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"


Please share more information with us, when did you found this iussue? what action are you doing when you found this issue?
Plese first refer to this KB, does it fit this issue?
NET Framework update installation error: "0x80070643" or "0x643"
More information will be appreciate.
TechNet Community Support

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Made a HUGE mistake, messed with the settings under "My Computer" > "Manage" > "Services> and also the "Local Users". Now having trouble, can not see my "Start and Task Bar", the "windows"+ ''e" is no longer working.

How can I restore the Services & the Local Users account without having to reinstall my whole computer? I am afraid I will loose lots of files... I do not remember what exactly I changed, but some of the "Services" I changed to "disable" now when I try to open properties and change them back, I am unable. The right click to get to properties is not working.

Your help is highly appreciated.

Answer:How to restore the defaults for "services" under "My Computer" > "Manage>

I am not sure about the "quick" way of restoring, but what you can do is go back to services, "RIGHT-CLICK" the white area select "HELP" then the third option is "Default settings for services"

you can see what the default was and manually restore it. I have tried to copy and paste it below


Service Startup Type Log On As Additional information
Alerter Manual Local Service
Application Layer Gateway Manual Local Service
Application Management Manual Local System
Automatic Updates Automatic Local System
ClipBook Manual Local System
COM+ Event System Manual Local System
COM+ System Application Manual Local System
Computer Browser Automatic Local System
Cryptographic Services Automatic Local System
DHCP Client Automatic Local System
Distributed Link Tracking Client Automatic Local System
Error Reporting Automatic Local System
Event Log Automatic Local System
Help and Support Automatic Local System
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Manual Local System
Internet Connection Sharing Manual Local System
IPSec Services Automatic Local System
Logical Disk Manager Automatic Local System
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service Manual Local System
MS Software Shadow Copy Provider Manual Local System
Net Logon Automatic Local System
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing Manual Local System
Network Connections Manual Local System
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Hi guys
Wich do you perfer?

Answer:avast 2017 or F secure 2017?

Avast has nicer user interface and more features besides that everything else is pretty similar.

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My computer either freezes or slows to a crawl when I hit the "my computer" icon, or try to use the "send to:" option under files or when I try to save a file in a different folder other than the one currently displayed in the "save in" feature. Major geeks cured this problem for me in 2004, but I did not save the solution and cannot remember it now. Please help...again!

I use xp pro sp2; intel pentium 4a; 2.66ghz hd (1% left); 512ram


Answer:"My Computer", "send to:", "save in:" Functions slow or freeze computer

Go to the "Search" funtion (along the top in the same row as User CP, FAQ, Members list etc) on advanced search...type your name in the "search by user name" then click search now at the bottom..this will bring up your posts...

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every time i try to open one of this folders a window apears with this content
cant have acces to C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Local Configuration\{one of these folders} acces denied
this affects my IE i cant download nothing thru IE all my files on that locations i cant set dispaly pictures on WINDOWS LIVE messenger and all thinks that has anything to do with those folders
any suggsestions or idea
hope you can help me
pd ive scanned my computer and its all clean also i cant install windows XP serivce pack 2 im kinda stucked :/

Answer:cant open "temprorary files" "aplication data" "program data"

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"no audio device" "no playback device" "No Sound Card was found"
ok.. I'm stuck.. puzzled...

I recently had a professional computer fix it company wipe my computer and now I do not have any sound. I do not have even the little icon on the bottom left hand corner to turn volume up or down. My keyboard does not allow me to turn the volume up or down, it seems unresponsive to volume but does light up on the screen showing VOLUME... but of course, there is no volume... I am computer illiterate and thirsty for answers...

Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3

System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061

System Model
Enclosure Type: Desktop
RC663AA-ABA a1640n

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Intel(R) Core (TM)2 CPU
6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)

Memory: 2046MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Volume
indicates "no sound" and Device Volume is all the way to LOW and everything is GREY and untouchable/unchangeable

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Audio
indicates "no playback devices" on Sound Playback

Sound recording is working fine as I use skype many times but I can not hear the other party but they can hear me just fine.

Starting with the BIOS, I went into Audio and made sure this was enabled.. it was...

downloaded/installed Microsoft... Read more

Answer:"No audio device" -- "no playback device" -- "no sound card was found"

STLj said:

after RUN>
typing in "dxdiag"
it reads under notes,
"No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided bv the hardware manufacturer".

This is where I get fuzzy and lost. Do I need a new sound card installed? Is that the problem?Click to expand...

That dxdiag "no sound card" message is misleading as I've found it says that if no driver OR sound card. I think you're missing the right driver

Also, it would seem from your post you have High Definition (HD) audio. Which means you'll need to find the right High Definition audio driver. (AC97 pre-dates HD audio so the Realtek AC97 couldn't be right)

Try starting on the HP support website HERE and enter your model number or they have a button where they'll try to identify your product and drivers for your model. They should list an HD audio driver there

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How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C Drive via command-line?
I know this question has been asked many times before, but nothing works for us!
We tried the following:
Take ownership: I cannot take ownership using the Administrator account (local and Domain Admin accounts) of the root C:. Error Access Denied
Cuurent root C: owner is TrustedInstaller and acnnot be changed.
We cannot change or remove the Create Folders permission of the Authenticated Users of the root C: . Error Access Denied.
Drive C: is hidden via GPO, but many users can enter it from the File-Explorer and create folders in the root C:.
We do not want -for many reasons- to Block/ Prevent Access to C: via GPO.
We also tried to run cacls and/or icacls under the system-account (PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD). Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /deny *S-1-5-11:(NP)(AD)
Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /remove:g *S-1-5-11
Error Access Denied.
cacls c:\ /e /c /R "Authenticated Users"
Error Access Denied.
Also using GPO "Computer Configuration\Security Settings\Restricted Groups ..." does not work!
Now we have this issue on over 450 pc's on our network. Nothing work. Please help! How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C: Drive on command-line?


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I am hoping that someone can help me with what may be a complex question.

I have a spreadsheet, similar to the demonstration file I have attached. In it, there are a range of columns. One set of columns (A - D), shows a list of numbers that are references to items in a store, and it also shows their location in the store, so it acts as a floor-plan. The next column (E) lists those items again to show the dollar amount that those items have produced in total sales (F).

So, what I'd like to do is to add a conditional formatting to show me the "cold" and "hot" spots on the floor-plan so I can see where sales are most concentrated. I would assume that this would be done with a colour scale (using the range of values in column F to work itself out)?

Either way, the figures in column F would change weekly, so the relevant cells in columns A - D would need to automatically change when they're matching cells in column E - F change.

I hope this makes sense, as it's difficult to explain, but any help that someone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Creating Cell "Cold" And "Hot" Spots Based On Values In Microsoft Excel 2007

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I'm using Windows 10 th2-10511 x64 and when I install EMET 5.5 final the EMET system service is installed with the "delayed start" flag and the service and never starts after a reboot. The same thing happened with the beta version, I didn't notice
it until the final was released. This issue doesn't occurs with EMET 5.2.
I switched the service back to the normal Automatic (not delayed) start, and everything seems to be working again. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this issue?

Also, can someone enlighten me about this warning message "DEP/ASLR Policy settings are ineffective by default; see user's guide on how to enable them". It appears when I enable the DEP/ASLR EMET GPO. I couldn't find any reference to this warning
message in the user guide. DEP seems to be enabled, I have no idea how to check for ALSR other than Process hacker that shows ASLR as N/A.

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OK fellow "computer-holics", here's a difficult one for ya. I have a user who e-mailed me the following:

"Ever since I downloaded Crystal Graphics' "PowerPlugs v 1.2" (powerpoint plugin software I purchased which allows for 3D motion graphics on slides), Microsoft Powerpoint won't allow me to access "Slide Color Scheme" or "Apply Design Template" from the format menu...."

I've tried completely removing Office, and re-installing it, but to no avail. I have yet to find an uninstaller for the "PowerPlugs" software, so I haven't tried that yet. (I wan't to save that as a "last-resort" anyway....even when I DO find an uninstaller). Does anyone know anything about the PowerPlugs software that could help out in this situation? Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Unable to access "Slide Color Scheme" or "Apply Design Template" in Powerpoint

I can only suggest that you use this form to contact the vendor of PowerPlugs:

Whether you purchased it or not, it should certainly allow PowerPoint to continue to work.

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I have a chart in an Excel spreadsheet, and it has several "series" in it. Some of the series are charted as "lines", and some are "areas" that fill in the entire background of anything from 0 to the value I have entered.

I have one particular series that is showing up as an "area" but I want it to be drawn as a "line" instead, so it DOESN'T fill in the area below it. I currently have the "background" as "none", but now I have a line from the last value down to "0", and that's what I want to avoid...

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Solved: Excel 2003 - how to change a chart data series from "area" to "line"??

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

Answer:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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As this question was never answered I'll post it verbatim with my own comments below,
See original post here;

In all operating systems up to Vista, the flash drive's "active" light turns off when I go through the disconnect procedure; but, in Vista, it doesn't. I have traditionally used this as part of my explanation to others (and a convenience to myself) about when to not to remove the flash drive from its USB port.

This is a problem common to all Vista systems I've seen.

Why does the light not turn off in Vista?

And, is there an easy way to correct this?

Additional information: I have eliminated this problem being hardware-related. I have loaded Vista onto one of my systems here that previously had Windows 2000, then XP on it and it was only with the loading of Vista that the problem developed on this system. Just to be absolutely sure, I did a restore of a previous image of Windows 2000 and the problem went away again. I put Vista back on and the problem came back. So, this is strictly a Vista problem.Click to expand...

I have had the same problem with every Vista system I have used and every flash drive (note this means SSD NAND flash not HDD's or card adapters). AS the last discussion degraded into useless questions about hardware and other OS's let's get a confirmation that someone out there actually has a flash drive that turns its activ... Read more

Answer:Flash drive's "active" light doesn't turn off in Vista when "safely removed"

have done a litte research and testing in my lab on several machines and have confirmd the problem. What it seems to indicate to me is that, in Vista, the light simply indicates power, not data transfer. Whenever I am transferring data, the light blinks.

While I have never actually tested it, I do not belive that the "safely remove" feature actually kills all power to the USB port in XP. If that is the case, then there is really no danger as long as vista has acknowledged the disconnect and knows not to try to write data to the drive.

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