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Desktop Icons web site based stopped working while PC based

Question: Desktop Icons web site based stopped working while PC based

Create Icon on desktop to open a websiteYa, I?ve done that for ever and it works great. But today I was on a chat with Norton support he was on my pc remotely trying to fix a LAN Proxy problem. He uninstalled several problem malware programs and installed some other programs including Google Chrome. After he was off the system I was checking around my HP Laptop and noticed the the Desktop Icons with Apps on the PC worked but all the web based icons did not work anymore. I did the procedure like I had many times before from a web site but the Icon just will not work at all. The error I get on all of them is when I click on the icon to open itIs Application Not Found.I?ve never seen this one before but I?ll keep trying to find the solution unless one of you gentlemen have a answer for me, I do plan on uninstalling Google Chrome and testing the icons again to see if that might have something to do with it?Thanks.Rod [email protected]

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Preferred Solution: Desktop Icons web site based stopped working while PC based

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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Answer: Desktop Icons web site based stopped working while PC based

What browser where you using before? internet explorer/firefox/etc?also is your browser still installed or did your tech uninstall it?Or perhaps the filelocation of your browser is no longer indexed.Simple solutions are often the best

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I'm not sure if this is the best forum for this - if not, please let me know.

I have a hosted web site that offers FTP access for users.
It's not the simplest process for users to use, and I'd like to make it simpler, but am not sure where to begin.
I'm hoping to create a web based FTP site, where users must log in, and they have the ability to upload, download, and create directories.
I haven't been able to find any suggestions/directions through searching.
Can someone point me in the right direction??


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Hi all,

I’m new to this forum and made this account just to ask one question.

Please enlighten me that what could be the reason if a particular website is showing you pop-up ads?

I’ll add some detail here. Actually we, at our office are using a web-based software. Since some days it has started showing ads during working. These ads appear on screen all of a sudden while working on some form or report and then we have to click BACK button to return to the page we were working on. There is no specific pattern of time and these ads appear with varied time-space. I asked the software providers that please assist regarding the cause and solution of this problem but they said that the site is working fine on their end over there. and that I should contact my IT Department and have them take a look at my pc as it looks like that I have malware on my computer.

I told them that I’m pretty sure that this problem has nothing to do with my computer because of the following reasons:

1) These ads appear only on that particular software's website and none of the other website is showing these pop-up ads while browsing.
2) These ads appear on that software's website while working on all the computers from all the login ids.

They replied that:

“We have done some further testing and are still not seeing the images on your site. There are three probable causes for this behavior. The first possibility is malware (you have mentioned that this does not seem likely), the seco... Read more

Answer:Pop-up Ads on a particular web-based software's site

A couple of questions to point you in the right direction
1. Does this only happen to your computer or are other computers in the office affected as well?
2. What web based software is it?

Bear in mind this

Please do not request assistance for corporate/company owned computers. Many changes/deletions are made during the clean up process, some of which may involve uninstalling programs, deleting folders/files, changing settings and/or removing policies etc. As we have no way of knowing for sure if these are actually needed for company operations, malware issues in these cases should be handled by your own IT Departments in order to avoid any undesirable results.

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I download a file frequently where XXXXX refers to the latest version available the latest version is available here where the latest version is displayed is it possible to insert the latest version into the XXXXX in the first url ? I hope anyone reading can understand what I am trying to achieve

Answer:downloading a file based on another site

I'm afraid not - you can only guess at someone else's URL names and if you guess wrong, you won't get through.

You might try suggesting to the Webmaster at that site that he or she may name the pages sequentially as updates go through but they light reply that there's no demand for it - except from you.


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Does anyone know how I can download this video:
TSN is a flash based site I think.  I tried using video captures like camtasia and fraps but the problem is whether I use 20fps 30 or 60fps, the recorded video plays back laggy/choppy.  
Anyone have any other ideas?

Answer:How to download video from TSN (flash based) site?

Use Firefox and this extension. If you do not want Firefox as an install you can download the portable version of Firefox.

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Does anyone know how I can download this video:

TSN is a flash based site I think. I tried using video captures like camtasia and fraps but the problem is whether I use 20fps 30 or 60fps, the recorded video plays back laggy/choppy.
Anyone have any other ideas?


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So I opened my system monitor just for the heck of it this morning and when I did so I noticed I had the cnql1213.dnl power-pc based THING running on my intel-based mac. I see it is something called a Vundogrb.My question is can I just delete this or is there more that I need to do to successfully rid myself of it. I used to use Windows, in fact I still do sometimes for my laptop, but most of the time I used my Mac and so long since I really worried about this stuff that I'm not sure exactly what to do with it?Can you tell me something about this creepy intruder and how I need to deal with it?Thanks.

Answer:A PC based spy on an Intel-based Mac 10.11.14 Tiger

Assistance from Apple support given here: Apple is supporting this machine. I am closing this topic, to avoid conflicting information and causing confusion.In the event you still need assistance and Apple still is unable to resolve your issue. Please start a new topic in the Am I Infected Forum:

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Hi, I'm currently running a Windows 10 Pro PC with a 32-bit architecture. My processor allows for a x64 upgrade, but my system's information shows that my PC is x86 based. Can I still upgrade? I also have 6.00 gigabytes of ram, definitely enough for an upgrade.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:x64-based processor, but x86-based PC; can I upgrade to x64 bit?

No you cannot upgrade a 32-bit system to a 64-bit one. You can however, clean install a 64-bit system instead of the 32-bit one.

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I have a 32 bit windows 10 and x86 based pc but x64 based processor,originally it was a windows 10 64 bit and x64 based pc but my hard drive broke and got bad sector,it got fixed my a computer fixer but he installed 32 bit instead of 64 bit,i have a windows 10 x64 installtion media but when i run it it says it cannot run on my pc,i really wanna go back to 64 bit because only 2.60gb of my ram is usable out of 4gb

Answer:Wndows 10 x86,x86 based PC but x64 based processor,can it go x64

It could be because of some driver or other HW but if processor is 64bit (and it is), 64bit OS should run on it without problems.

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My business program is a dos based program and has been running on my laptop for several years but suddenly has refused to boot and displaying an error message (error 05 occurerred in line 0 of module screen at address 9A7E=085D. I have tried all the compatibility settings but to no avail.My file system is NTSF on my laptop.I did try to run another dos program by running cmd and run it from the C:\ prompt and I am not sure if that had caused the trouble.I have copied the business program onto another computer that has a fat32 file system and it seems to work ok.I also have the program running on a memory stick and it runs ok but not on my laptop.Any help would be appreciated.Regards Ancient

Answer:XP stopped running DOS-based business program

Try this program & then click on all the links to possible fixes that it provides.CrashRpt

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This step-by-step guide describes the configuration of a Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)-based site-to-site virtual private network (VPN) connection using five computers in a test lab. The VPN connection described in this guide enables you to simulate and observe Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 site-to-site VPN functionality. The VPN connection described in this guide is for testing purposes only, and cannot be used in a production environment.
This guide assumes familiarity with Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), IP routing, and the capabilities of the Windows Server 2003 Routing and Remote Access service.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003



Answer:Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up a PPTP-based Site-to-Site VPN: June 22

Aslo see:

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Can someone please help me get rid of these three viruses that I can't seem to get rid off?

I have tried all of the steps that you suggested before posting for help. I have downloaded Adaware, Spybot, Anti-virus program from my internet provider, MCAfee AVERT Stinger, Sygate Personal Firewall (although I am not sure what I should allow on the network or not... _) the Windows updates. And still no luck with the removal of these:




Please help, they are driving me nuts. The performance of our PC is being affected. Thanks so much.

Answer:W32/rootkit-backdoor- Based!maximus ; W32/trojan.bwzc; W32/newmalware- Lsu-based!maximus Help!

Hi CharlotteD,I have moved your HJT log to the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, therefore you shouldn't make any changes to your system.Doing so, could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.At this point, the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Your HJT Log is posted Here.I'm closing this topic until you are cleared by the HJT Team. If, after your log has been cleaned, you still need help, please PM a Moderator and we will re-open this topic.If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me a PM.

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hi i hame this problem with accessin sites i keep getting redirected to other crap i tried hijack an avg an thay dont do anyfing can sum 1 help me the only other fing i can do is put another xp on but that is my last opition thx

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Hi, I want to assign a custom icon to every file type no matter what the associated app is. I can change individual default icons, but they get overwritten by the application icon. Is it possible to do this :

And if so, how ? (I want to keep the file associations: .css and .txt are still getting open by Sublime, .ini by WordPad and so on ...)


Answer:Change Icons based on extension only, not the associated application.

The following Microsoft Dev Centre page explains how this can be done via the Registry. (Note: I have not tested this myself in Windows 10)

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Hi, I want to assign a custom icon to every file type no matter what the associated app is. I can change individual default icons, but they get overwritten by the application icon. Is it possible to do this :

And if so, how ? (I want to keep the file associations: .css and .txt are still getting open by Sublime, .ini by WordPad and so on ...)


Answer:Change Icons based on extension only, not the associated application.

The following Microsoft Dev Centre page explains how this can be done via the Registry. (Note: I have not tested this myself in Windows 10)

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My new Acer Vista laptop's icons have stopped working, except for my gmail icon, which is still working.
I use a mouse usually, but neither the mouse or the mouse pad can make an icon open (except the one already mentioned.)

Have read another thread similar problem to mine, but no luck so far.
Any help please? Would really appreciate someone responding.

Many thanks,

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Just bought a new computer about 6 weeks ago. Its been working great up until last night. I had a problem with my CA Security Suite not working and so I uninstalled it and reinstalled it. Did this about 10 times until finally got help from the CA company themselves. Well now almost every icon on my desktop and in my start menu (all programs) has stopped working. When I click on one of the icons it says one of the following things:

Problem with Shortcut
This action is only valid for products that are currently installed.


Problem with Shortcut

The parameter is incorrect.


I don't know what happened. I don't know if I should do a restore point or what. I don't have a recovery CD because Toshiba didn't tell me that it didn't come with the computer. Microsoft Office 2007 has completely stopped working and I am having to reinstall it. Skype, All MSOffice programs, Adobe, Online Games etc.. give me this error. Most of the programs still work if I go through there install folder and click on them.

MS Word gives me this message from install folder:
Microsoft Office Word 12.0
There is not enough memory or disk space to run Word.

I have 6gbs ram and a 500 HDD....

Any help would be great. I don't think I have a virus or anything but I will preform the Malware Scan's as in that forum.... Read more

Answer:Icons on desktop stopped working

Re: Something F****d Up.

I'd start with a system restore to before you had problems.

Run pc decrapifier to remove bloatware.

Get ccleaner.

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We're using Enterprise Mode to have some sites load correctly now that we've finally updated to IE11.  But we're having an issue testing sites trying to figure out if the page is loading correctly based on XML file.  I know if I chose IE7 or 8
Enterprise mode the icon on the address bar will change to two buildings (that's what it looks like to me).  But if I select IE5-11 document mode, the icon does not change.  How do I tell if browser is downloading the XML file and loading the page
to the mode set on XML if I choose document mode option, regardless of which version?  Also where does Windows cache the XML file locally?
Thank you,

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We're using Enterprise Mode to have some sites load correctly now that we've finally updated to IE11.  But we're having an issue testing sites trying to figure out if the page is loading correctly based on XML file.  I know if I chose IE7 or 8
Enterprise mode the icon on the address bar will change to two buildings (that's what it looks like to me).  But if I select IE5-11 document mode, the icon does not change.  How do I tell if browser is downloading the XML file and loading the page
to the mode set on XML if I choose document mode option, regardless of which version?  Also where does Windows cache the XML file locally?
Thank you,

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I try to connect to web site with IE 11 and I always get the same following error message :

This page can?t be displayed
Turn on TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 in Advanced settings and try connecting to  again. If this error persists, contact your site administrator.

By clicking on the "Change settings" button associated with this error message, the IE Advanced option tab is displayed :

from there, I can see that SSL 3.0 and all TLS versions are correctly checked ;

When I do the same test from a colleague's PC with the same Windows 7 version and exactly the same IE 11 version,  there is not problem to reach this web page

When comparing Wireshark traces taken on both PC, I can see the following differences in the SSL CLient Hello packet sent by IE :

1) in the good case,  this Client hello includes 26 Cipher Suites, with TLS 1.2

2) in the bad case, this Client hello includes 24 Cipher Suites, with TLS 1.2

The 2 missing Cipher Suites in the bad case are the following ones :

Cipher Suite: TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA (0x0005)
Cipher Suite: TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_MD5 (0x0004)

In the good case, the Server hello sent by the server (in response to the Client hello) shows the TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA Cipher Suite is the one selected ;

In the bad case, the Client hello is answered by the server by a packet showing the following message :

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Good Evening,

Earlier today my desktop icons stopped working. It happened without any warning or strange behavior from the rest of my computer. My Internet Explorer still worked and my programs still worked, but I had to access my computer programs through the start menu to get them opened.

The desktop icons did not give any error messages; they simply did not highlight and would not allow me to select them. Having no luck in searching out information about this issue in a general Google search, I came to your website to follow the instructions on how to check for malware.

I found further computer problems when I tried to follow the instructions under the heading: READ & RUN ME FIRST Malware Removal Guide (incl. spyware, virus, trojan, hijacker). When I got to Step 3: Configuration & Setup I was not able to complete the steps for How to view hidden, system files & folders because I could not select Folder Options.

Try as I might, the computer acted just like it had with the icons; I could not highlight or select Folder Options but I could select the other choices under the Appearance and Personalization heading. Moreover, IE began locking up the Major Geeks website. I had to keep opening a fresh IE window in order to get back the your instructions.

Then, all of a sudden, as quickly as it ended. The computer simply began responding and all went back to normal. Despite my relief, I was nervous and decided to continue throu... Read more

Answer:My desktop icons stopped working for a period of time.

Rerun Hitman and have it remove the malware item it found.

Open MGTools and click on the rezip.bat. See if that doesn't produce the log for you. Attach it if it does.

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Tonight I was working on a report when the Windows Update notification alert came up indicating there were updates to be downloaded and installed. I did this, and then rebooted the computer, as per the install instructions. After the start up, I discovered that none of my desktop shortcuts work anymore. If you right-click on them, you can't even find the target executable. The programs still work, but I now need to go through Windows Explorer and find them in the Program Files directory.Has anyone seen this before?

Answer:Desktop icons stopped working after windows update

Try repairing the file association for LNK files click here

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Please i can't fine the lenovo drivers and please when i check system information under the system Manufacture and the system Model it tells me this: TO BE FILLED BY O.E.M. please i want to ask how to resolve itplease you can send me a message :[email protected]

Answer:lenovo desktop X86-based PC

Use this to get your info.SIW

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Hello Can an one sugest reasons for my problem. I will be to the point.  I wanted to create PDF files free. I was told download to Apache 3.4.1 open office. I clicked to download and it started to download   7-zip.It downloaded and opened it up but there was NO PDF creator programe only:  Intel apps, I Play web search, i-games, speed up free.   These icons came on my desktop.  I was NOT interested in them. It also obviuosly took over my home page (which was  Also toolbar was added.None of which I seen the option to untick which would be usual.  So I deleted icons and went into control panel to add and remove and uninstalled only the 7-zip.It was fatal.  All my icons such as Internet explorer, firefox, Google Chrome just to name a few would not work, so I cannot get online to try to correct problems.  I am using my laptop at this time.  However that was NOT the end of it. On my desktop MY COMPUTER yellow folder was gone and replaced with an icon that had no name and very plain. There was 3 folder like that. When 2 never opened I deleted them and moved on.  I came back later and clicked the 3rd one and to my surprise it my computer folder, plain with no name.I went to control panel to restore and that had been change no option to choose any restore at all. Finally 3 times I went to control panel to internet options to restore my bbc home page which I did but each time I started my computer it was replac... Read more

Answer:Internet explorer google chrome abd other icons on desktop stopped working help

Where did you go to download the Zip file containing Apache 3.4.1 open office?   If I go to and start a download, I see I would be downloading a .exe file, not a Zipped file.  So, where did you go to download?The problems you encountered after you downloaded and opened it seem to indicate a malware infestation.  Perhaps you should post in the Viruses and Spyware part of the forum. 

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id like to use it for customers from time to time, something like Webex, go to my pc.. etc

something free or cheap......

any help?

Answer:Free Verison of Web Based Remote Desktop

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Sun Microsystems has quietly released a version of its Java Desktop System software based on Solaris, a new step in the company's plan to try to transfer some of Linux's glory to its own operating system.

The Java Desktop System (JDS) consists of an operating system and higher-level software such as the GNOME user interface, the Mozilla Web browser, the StarOffice competitor to Microsoft Office, RealNetworks' media player--and of course Sun's Java software foundation. When JDS was introduced a year ago, it was based only on Novell's SuSE Linux.

Sun released JDS version 2, based on Solaris 9, last week. According to Sun's plans, version 3 is due by the end of the year, a version Sun says will be easier to use.

Under a promotional pricing plan that runs through December, the software can be downloaded for $50 per computer per year.

Linux sellers have rallied around the open-source operating system for servers for years, but more recently have used it in direct attacks against Microsoft's stronghold on desktop PCs.

Sun has begun touting its own Solaris version of the Unix operating system, chiefly by resurrecting and now heavily promoting a version that runs on computers with x86 chips such as Intel's Pentium. Sun is aiming Solaris chiefly at Red Hat Linux and plans to make the software an open-source product by the end of the year.

Sun Microsystem is going to release their desktop OS.
it would be a tough battle for the... Read more

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Free Cloud-based Virtual Desktop topic here ..
* MyGoya Online Desktop:

'At home on every computer:
Online operating system - No installation required - Accessible anywhere in the world'
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'Cloud based services are becoming more and more popular as people begin to realize the benefits.' ..
'iSpaces is essentially a free, multi-desktop cloud computer that answers a need of many ? if not all ? web surfers and anyone working with the web.'


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* ZeroPC: Cloud Content Manager:

'Why You'll Love ZeroPC!
Cloud Connect & Search + Cloud Computing + Any Browser = ZeroPC'

* ZeroPC take a tour: Read more

Answer:Free Cloud-based Virtual Desktop

There are a couple worth mentioning:



I personally used and prefer Eye OS, but the above mentioned 2 services are also promising!

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Hi all
Just wondering if its possible to make multiple devices desktops look the same. For example if you change your desktop on your PC it could be made to automatically change on your other devices.

Regards Josh

Answer:Desktop syncing across multiple devices (MS based)

certain things will sync between devices, start screen used to be one that did in 8, start menu syncing was removed from 10 and I don't think desktop icons have ever synced

colours/settings etc should still sync, my settings still sync between 10 and 8.1

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i have a dos program that i can't get to run, the machine is xp pro, i double click it and it comes up for 2 seconds and then goes away. i have tried running in win95 compatilbility mode, turning idle sensitivity all the way down and tried turning the fast pasting off and nothing helps. help me please!

Answer:DOS based program not working

Hey josh,
Im no expert in using DOS but I found this and hope it will help you

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Hi. I am having a problem with net-based apps accessing the web. So far, here are the applications with which I am having trouble:

Avant Browser - will not load web pages (after 10 mins., only loaded 29% of
Firefox - will not load web pages
MS Antispyware - will not update, stops responding, cannot shut down in Task Manager when this happens
SpywareBlaster - will not update, stops responding
Norton Firewall - stops responding when I try to add or remove programs, cannot shut down in Task Manager when this happens

One interesting note: IE works fine...

I tried uninstalling and reloading these apps, to no avail. With Firefox, I deleted profile and reinstalled, but it didn't help either. I ran spyware scans with MS Antispyware, Adware, and Spybot, and scanned with Norton Antivirus.

Also, when I try to shut down or restart, it seems to take forever.

Any clue what may be causing this to happen or how to fix it?


WinXP SP2 Home Edition
2.4 GHZ P-4
512 MB RAM


Answer:Many net-based apps not working...

Rerun the program access wizard in NIS
Go launch NIS, choose settings , chooose firewall, choose configure.
Then on programs tab choose program scan.
If you have a network click network tab and run the network wizard.

If this does not solve it , I would suspect a virus or trojan which has entered a host file block.

Please download
Mcafee stinger multivirus removal tool
Install and run

Spybot search and destroy
Ad aware personal form Lavasoft
Install, update,run, check for problems , fix problems .
A Squared trojan remover
Download, install, update, scan and fix.
First Steps at Removing Malware and Posting a HiJackThis Log
We will handle moving your thread to the HijackThis Log board at an appropriate time. Please keep your replies in this one thread so that the entire history remains for review.

The following are the steps recommended by Geekgirl TJ

On-line Scanners
Scan your pc with both of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
Housecall. Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean.


Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixi... Read more

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I've been trying to experiment with Hex Editors lately. I've downloaded Hexposure and Hexpose, two of the best, apparantly. And neither of them work. When I try to run them, I get a blank command window, and then an error message. The title is "16 bit MS-Dos Subsystem", and it says "The NTVDM CPU has encountered an unhandled exception. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application. I'm running Windows XP, Version 2002. Anybody know what the problem could be?

Answer:DOS-Based Hex Editor Not Working

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Chromium-based browsers like Chrome, Comodo Dragon, Opera etc., are not working on my Desktop PC which is running on Windows 7. I don't know what is the problem with them. All other browsers (Non-Chromium) like Firefox, IE9, Seamonkey etc are working fine.
Problem in detail (taking Chrome as example):
* Browser opens normally.
* When I click on new tab button, a new tab will be opened but shows "Loading" for long time and then a message appears "Pages became unresponsive".
* Same thing happens when I click on Settings, Bookmarks, Downloads etc. It shows "Loading..." but doesn't load anything. I see only a blank page all the time.
I've searched Google forums for solution but there is no solution found.
Anyone here help me...!

Answer:All the Chromium-based are not working at all !!!

We have a problem Google. You are not alone.

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Hi Guys,
Have a real strange issue here...
I have an Asus X55A Laptop running windows 8 and my keyboard suddenly went crazy! It started adding random characters when typing or added spaces between each letter! 
I was able to try a restart using ALT+F4 but it would then not let me type anything into my password box. I wasnt able to cursor over the on-screen keyboard function.
I eventually got logged on by using a USB keyboard and Mouse which work fine. Still getting spaces between letters when I type.
Even stranger...when I click on ANY desktop item it will simply vanish! I used msconfig to get a safe mode with networking boot. When I click on an icon then a dialog box saying 'Item Not Found' and then something about file transfer - try again or cancel. If I select cancel the icon will vanish.
Even selecting items in folders will disappear. 
I am assuming this a virus and any help at all will be greatly, greatly appreciated.

Answer:ASUS Laptop - Keyboard stopped working - Desktop Icons and files disappear!!

Try a system Refresh (if possible).
Open up Settings > Update and Recovery > Recovery. Then under "Refresh your PC without affecting your files," click the Get started button.
If you still can't do that, start a topic over in the Am I Infected forum:

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Zorin OS 5 has been released. This Linux distro is based on Ubuntu 11.04, but comes with plenty of changes and customizations to make it suitable to its intended audience, users new to Linux which may be turned off by an operating system that looks and feels very different from what they've been used to.

Zorin OS 5 Core and Zorin OS 5 Ultimate are now available, bringing updated packages as well as several new features and improvements, such as new themes and artwork.Click to expand...


Answer:Zorin OS 5 Is Based on Ubuntu, Uses the Classic Gnome Desktop

It looks more like the KDE desktop.
Considering that Ubuntu can have the standard Gnome shell applied to it, I would say that having a specific variant for it, especially since it may be delayed in being updated for each new version of Ubuntu, seems like a waste of time to me.

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In recent years, High-DPI displays have become common. Having a lot more pixels to display your application on seems like a simple recipe for crisper graphics but, counterintuitively, the opposite is often the case. Many applications were written without taking the DPI of displays into account and are not able to natively render their contents on High-DPI displays. The visual elements (e.g., text, images, icons) of these applications will appear blurry.

GDI was for many years the de facto win32 2D API and is behind many of these older pre-high-DPI applications. GDI is used by applications to render graphics and formatted text on displays and printers. Beginning with the Creators Update for Windows, we have added a new feature, called GDI Scaling, that allows GDI to natively scale visual content on behalf of DPI unaware applications. Visual elements, especially text, can appear much sharper for these applications when this feature is enabled. This will give Desktop users and IT Pros a way to improve existing applications that are difficult or unpleasant to use because of blurry text and graphics.

In this article, we will describe the challenge presented by high DPI displays, show you several ways to configure GDI Scaling, discuss how GDI Scaling works and give instructions to developers on updating their apps to run with GDI Scaling. While consumers and IT professionals may find this discussion informative, the primary target for this article are developers wanting to unders... Read more

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I have a brand new alienware desktop preinstalled with Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit. I am trying to create a multiboot system using XP as the additional OS for Flight Simulation. I have two hard drives installed, one of which has XP installed. Whenever I try to boot to the drive with xp, I get the BSOD. Yesterday, I formatted my second drive and tried to reinstall XP, Professional 64 bit numerous of times and got the BSOD. Would you please advise? Thank you

Answer:Unable To Install XP on Win 7 Based Alienware Auroura Desktop

and welcome to the Forum

Installing XP on a SATA drive requires an additional step:

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

Since you want to dual boot, you cannot do this, you'll need to slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :


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Hey everyone. I had an account here a long time ago and got some great help, so now I hope that happens again.

Part of the problem is that my free email accounts don't work the way they should.

Hotmail gives me a message saying that it's 'working on your request' but never finishes. I have the program Ad Muncher installed and it used to be that if I disabled that, then Hotmail would work properly. It doesn't anymore. (Plus, half the time, the ads on Hotmail make my IE freeze. Oh, and Hotmail doesn't work at all with Firefox.)

Yahoo doesn't let me open my messages (and on the new version of Yahoo, the message preview doesn't function either).

Gmail works alright, but I can't send attachments.

Aside from just that, I've come across several websites that won't load for me but seem to work fine for everyone else. is one. is another. works alright, but I have trouble posting to my blog as well.

Any idea what the problem could be? I've tried disabling Ad Muncher, turning off my antivirus program and firewall. I've tried deleting my cookies and temporary internet files. I'm out of ideas. Someone please help. I'm a freelance writer. Without email and duotrope, I can't get paid.

Answer:Web-based email and various websites not working

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I want it to integrate with the default weather desktop gadget so that the current weather and/or time is reflected in my desktop. If possible I would like it to have a GUI so you can easily change what backgrounds/themes associate with each feature. I wouldn't mind doing the coding on this myself but I'll go ahead and say that I'm 15 and no almost nothing about building something like this from scratch.

1- Is it possible
2- How hard would it be to do this with all the features I mentioned
3- Is there any way I could do most of it (or any of it) through Visual Studio 2010 Express?
4- Better yet, could I make the app into a desktop gadget itself?

Plz, plz help, I just came up with the idea for this today and while it would be awesome to actually pull off I have no idea what exactly I need to do.

Answer:Change desktop backgrounds automatically based on time and weather?

I've never had the inclination to try it out myself, but have you tried Rainmeter? I see many sample desktops showing the date and weather conditions, among the numerous other options.

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I have multiple HP software programs that still do not work despite reinstalls , updates, new versions, etc. Of the ones I can tell HP Software Update - Just now a blue question mark I cannot remove from my taskbar, does nothng Hp CoolSense - no longer works, never able to asjust fan fast or slow, whethe plugged or unplugged , or on flat surface or on lap HP 3D DriveGuard /  HP pocketsmart  hard drive protection  - tells me now that not supported on my system when try to install HP onscreen display - Used to be very useful to me, when I would use the up/down brightness keys (f2, f3) I would get a bar show across my screen that would go up and down. no longer there, just the contrast changes. same used to work for sound up and down (f9, f10 keys) , no longer works. And basically never works anymore HP connection manager - says not supported on system  I think there are more. These I know as I can find them in my downloads folder easily as .exe files start with "sp" .  Anyone out there with ideas? Recs? -

Answer:Several HP based software programs not working, despite rein...

Hello @wlievens, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! The Forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I understand that you are having an issue with several HP software programs.  I see that you tried reinstalling, and updating the programs without success. If the updates and re-installs did not work, then you may consider performing a System Recovery to put the notebook back to its factory settings.  Please let me know how it goes. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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I have this kind of problem not only with one of my browsers but all those 3 ones installed on my system. Javascript is enabled on Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer but I fail when I try to hit log in button of a site or run some scripts. Please may you help me about it?

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Yesterday, after visiting a website that may not have been secure, I found my Windows Security Center was turned off. Shortly after this McAfee removed a trojan from my computer. After doing a scan of my computer I re-opened Security Center. When I clicked "Turn on now" it said "The Security Center service can't be started". Following another thread's advice I did Start > Search 'services' > Security Center (which has nothing under Status and Disabled under Start-up type) > Properties and though I could change Disabled to Automatic (Delayed Start) when I clicked OK and re-clicked Properties it had turned itself back to disabled. Also, under Service Status it says Stopped, yet I cannot click Start.

I also found that Windows Firewall was not using the recommended settings. When I click Update Settings it says "Windows Firewall was unable to make the requested updates". Clicking 'Turn Windows Firewall on or off' a box saying "Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall service?" I click yes and it opens the settings box however it says I am using the recommended settings.

To add to my problems, clicking on Windows Defender on the side menu brings up this message: "Application failed to initialize: 0x800106ba. A problem caused this program's service to stop. To start the service restart your computer or search Help and Support for ho... Read more

Answer:All Windows-based services aren't working

Go back one week before the problem with system restore.
System Restore - How to

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I tried connecting two different laptops with Windows 7 Home Basic with my broadband wifi network with wep security, but it doesn't work. It connects with wpa / wpa2 / open security. What is the reason?

Answer:Windows 7 Home Basic not working with wep based security

Is your router set for WEP? WPA is mote secure anyways I recommend using that. Are you trying to connect to your router or someone elses?

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RSS Bandit is a good open source feed aggregator that allows you to read news feeds (both RSS and Atom feeds). The application supports NNTP and downloads podcasts from your desktop. It also has the ability to synchronize with your feeds in Google Reader and the Facebook newsfeed.
The main interface of the program shows a 2 pane view. Preset feeds are displayed in the left pane. There are many ways by which you can subscribe to the RSS. For instance, you can subscribe via a keyword or by a URL which is the much preferred method as you just have to enter the URL.The subsccription wizard automatically finds and certifies the address if it is valid. However, you need to enable Autodiscover feature for this purpose.
On final note, readers who like reading their feeds from multiple sources and still want a desktop based feed reader should find RSS Bandit as a good pick.

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I am a teacher, and have had my students do some assignments on Open Office using machines that run Edubunu. They have then uploaded their assignments and I want to be able to mark them at home but I have windows based Open Office. Will I be able to open their assignments?

Answer:Can I open documents created on Open Office on a linux based system using a windows based Open Office?

Your school must be so cool if it uses Edubuntu!

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Thanks to @silversurfer


12 / 54

Why this sample ?

- only for the deobfuscation method used : first time I see it

​1) What It looks like :

1-1 ) Remember :

Very often, the first visible obfuscated part is composed of

- fuctions to make partial/elaborate actions
- variables : string or array of string : all obfuscated data that will be manipulated by techniques/functions, to become deobfuscated and then represent the real String to be evaluate (run) that will do the real bad job it the script.​
Examples :

fonction tavc ( val){
Var resulstat = "";
For (index = 0 ; index >content.length; index++){
resultat = resultant + content.substr(index,2) ^ 78​}
return resultat;​}

Entry point :
Var content : "fsfsfsdeSLLTLoopdpomù!!SLTLSdsvxvxaeFV:d:STsaazeaLTSLTs"; => Var OBFUSCATED


=> tavc() : will can the function that will return at the end the string deobfuscate

=> if the string received contains for example "25+45"
​=> eval( "25+45")

=> 80
​Most of scripts use similar methods to deobfuscated data, with a string containing the real instruction part. Using the eval() command with the deobfuscated string as parameter it allows to execute the content of the string.

Example : eval("35+35") : 35 + 35 = 70
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Answer:Deobfuscation based on a random method to get 2 x working js methods - js/donwloader - cerber

Brilliant work as always, you deserve a badge with the title "10th Dan Malware Analyst"

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We've developed a web application with static & iframes, each time we interact with the links in the static frame gives results in the iframe.
it has a custom back button in the static menu frame. this back button working fine in IE7 IE8 but not properly working in IE9 it goes 3 sometimes 4 pages back.

we are using history.go(-1)
is there any other way to make it work in IE9, even pressing the Backspace key wont work. we've tried many ways but no use.

Answer:Back Button in Java based Website is not working properly in IE9 but works in IE7-8

A similar discussion came up within TSF staff. I'm not sure it describes your problem, but solution was to hit back button twice.

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Hello everyone i am a major Uk based record label, and i depend on myspace to keep things up to date.. Just recently my myspace wont load up it does sometimes but not all the time like it used to. I use Firefox as my prefered browser, and i am running on Vista with stupid BT internet as my provider. Has any one encounted this problem before. Reading a few forums alot of people have had this problem on dumb **** BT internet Please help

best reagrds Scoop

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How can we get DSL modem's IP (Or other IP based devices like Wifi Router etc) if directly connected through Ethernet cable with a system.

If we dont have any idea of its current IP and it is already configured. I dont want to Reset the modem settings.

Answer:Get IP of a IP based device, IP of configured IP based device

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anyone know of any?
there's tons out there in the .exe format, that make me sorta somewhat nervous of spyware and toolbars i wouldn't
those cheeesy graphics with banners and moving gif images made me nervous and gave me flashbacks of TOOLBAR TAKEOVERS
so learning from the past i didnt download any.
but are there any sites where i can individually download them by right clicking save-as (the image, onto my computer)...then take it from there...?......thanks.

Answer:wasn't sure where to post this, but a good site to get desktop icons?

try here;

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Hello, and thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out!

When I double-click an icon on my desktop, many of them don't work. McAfee is one, and various websites as well. I am wondering if it is a virus, or some other problem. I did run Adaware and one other virus program, and neither came up with anything unusual. Here is a copy of my Hijack this report that I just did. Thank you again. -Sarah

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:25:55 PM, on 8/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
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I keep getting these pop ups that say Flashcards, cardspace, media something have stopped working.  And when I browse google and click on a site it opens a different site not the intended one. Please help

Answer:Internet opens different site, stopped working messages

When i was in chat someone had told me it was a rootkit trojan... i will input my logs in a minute..

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All my taskbar icons, desktop shortcuts have stopped working all of a sudden. Start programs does not get me into any programs either. The only way I can run any program is by typing it into the Start search box (for example, iexplore or wlmail or mbam, etc).

I have been running Windows 7 Professional for just under a year on a new PC, with regular updates to the OS. Up to date AVG Free and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware both show clean scans.

Right-click, then properties, on the desktop shortcuts show the correct path. Clicking on icons in the bottom taskbar gives message "Can't open this item. It might have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Do you want to remove this item?". Double-clicking on ANY desktop shortcuts gets no response of any kind.

Can anybody help please?


Answer:All icons / shortcuts have stopped working??

Hi, run the attached .zip file then right click on the returned.reg file and select "merge" this will restore default registry settings (perfectly safe) Restart.

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Hello everyone

I'm using Windows XP Professional and I have a problem.
The option "Hide Inactive Icons" has seized to function after installing a certain program Avira AntiVirus, had no other options, still don't have any alternatives...where free AntiViruses are concerned...
All I want to know is that if I can still make the option "Hide Inactive Icons" work again.

The chevron is's not present, it only appears and hides icons when an extremly rare mysterious trigger comes into action.
I have also noticed that there's a trigger timer..wich at times comes and enables the "Hide Inactive Icons" function.
Is there a way for this trigger to always start after 10 minutes of loggin time onto my Administrator Windows account?
The problem is that this thing is starting in a random time and order, and I don't even know what this trigger is..or if there is a trigger at all.

Overall, I want the option "Hide Inactive Icons" to work
Apart from all that, I have no other problems.

Thank you!

Answer:Hide Inactive Icons Stopped Working

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.Hide or Show Inactive Icons - Notification Area - #53 on the right.Right click on it and save the .vbs file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to run the script. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.

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I just installed the latest Windows Update fixes yesterday before shutting down. Today upon booting up I find that my taskbar icons, while still present, no longer work. I have to launch their programs through the Start Menu. I did a search but could find nothing on the updates causing this problem. Anybody know what the problem (and solution) might be?

Answer:Solved: Taskbar icons stopped working

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If I open my windows 10 file explorer " this PC downloads", and want to see thumbnails in extra large size, this suddenly no longer works.
All the other sizes still work. Extra large is highlighted as my choice of size, but produces the same size as medium icons, though in a different configuration. i.e. they are in vertical lines with much white space between them, instead of horizontal lines quite close together, as in the medium size.
I have tried search and view etc but nothing works.
Up to 3 days ago the extra large size worked perfectly.
On my other windows 10 computer they still work. I have checked the ticked boxes in search and view on both computers and they are identical. Any ideas?

Answer:extra large icons stopped working

Hi, forgive the obvious question:
- do you have a system restore point prior to this occurring?
- or a disk image which you can use to restore your system to a previous state? (We strongly recommend the routine use of disk imaging e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) )

Is this problem apparent only in this one folder?

Please compare this
a. in Safe Mode
b. after a clean boot
c. when logged in as another user (create one for test purposes).

a & b may help to eliminate 3rd party conflicts (but not context menu extensions)
c may help to identify a user profile corruption issue.

Finally, do you know of any changes you have made in the last 3 days?

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Question: Web Based VPN/SSH?

Im looking for something that will allow users to connect using VPN or SSH without having them install software on the remote computer.

We have a ton of users and we want them to able to use network resources, but dont want to support/be liable for peoples home computers.

What are my options?

Side Note: This is not for me, it is for uneducated computer users.

Answer:Web Based VPN/SSH?

PuTTY Portable an option?

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Question: LAN Based IM

we are looking to implement a network based chat/im software that will allow better control than the current one we are using. We use PopMessenger (from LeadMind) currently. The problem is it allows anyone to chat with anyone else on the network. We want to be able to use one that allow susie to chat with her supervisor, but not her coworker. It will allow Jim to chat with his marketing groups, but not with the CSRs...You get the point. We want to stay away from the public IM's like AIM and the like. Any ideas on a better software out there??

Thanks for your help


Answer:LAN Based IM

Many of the public IM products can be hosted on your infrastructure and
retain the concepts of Buddies and/or "Joe has sent you a message".
Contact the one you like and discuss the leasing options

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Question: Web-Based AIM?

I just thought of this the other day and was thinking that it must be out there somewhere. Does anyone know of a website through which you can log onto AIM and chat simply through IE, Firefox, etc.? This would be really cool for if your using someone elses computer who doesnt have AIM installed and you dont want to install it on their computer. Just a thought.

Answer:Web-Based AIM?

It's called AIM Express

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Question: PDA based Sat Nav

I've been thinking about buying sat bnav for the car and note that there are a number of PDA based options. This would seem to kill two birds with one stone, but are they any good ?

Answer:PDA based Sat Nav

I guess that's a "don't know" then ?

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:02:33 PM, on 12/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr .exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched .exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\\LastFM.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\Ad-Watch2007.exe
C:\brians drive\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
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Answer:what should I do based on this log?

Apologies for the delay in responding.

The workload on this forum is intense, and sometimes it is not possible to respond to every inquiry.

Please download ComboFix.exe

Save it to the Desktop

Double-click combofix.exe to run the program
Follow the prompts.
(Don't click on the window while the program is running, it may cause your system to stall.)

When finished, a log, ComboFix.txt, is produced.

Now, run HijackThis once again to obtain a new log.
However, since you re using an outdated version of HijackThis, please remove the version you have, and download the HijackThis Installer
Save to the Desktop.
Double-click on HJTInstall.exe to install the program.
A prompt appears showing that, by default, it installs to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis
Click: Install

At the main screen of the program, click on: Do a system scan and save a log file

Please post the ComboFix.txt, and a the HijackThis log in your reply.

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I have 1 MAC G4 connected to my LAN. The rest are about 120 PCs with 4 NT4 & 4 Novell 5.1 servers. The MAC connected fine. The problem is that 68% of my network packets are ARP (a MAC protocol). My network traffic has at least tripled with just 1 MAC on the network.

I am using a Fluke OneTouch hardware protocol analyzer to get these stats. Before the MAC was connected the network was running mostly 802.2 & 802.3 protocols. One other fact: the MAC is using Connectix to see the NT servers. I have not yet load MAC namespace on the Novell servers.

My goal is to run IP only with 802.2.How can I reduce/eliminate the ARP traffic?

Thanks in advance,

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I have Windows XP Service Pack 3 on my computer. How can I know it is x64 or x86 based?

Answer:XP - x64 or x86 based?

Press the Windows key and the Pause/Break key at the same time.
In the windows that opens, if it doesn't say x64 or 64 bit - then you've got the 32 bit version.

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Ok, so I recieved my new ram today, Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT TwinX (2x1GB) (CAS2) something or other, 2048mb worth. Now, I was under the impression that for the £170+ i spent ($300ish) that I would get super low latency ram, yet CPU-Z is telling me its Cas 3.0 despite the fact that it should be 2.0, can someone tell me what is going on?

My full spec:

AMD 64 3400 (socket 754)
128mb 6800 GT (AGP)
K8V T800 Pro mobo (socket 754)
2048mb PC3200 RAM

Answer:Help me! (Ram based)

It's running at what the ram is telling the PC to run it at.

If you want, you can try lowering the timings on the ram manually in your bios. Remeber to reset the CMOS if your computer does not boot after this.

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HelloI use 'outlook express' and I have very little experience with a web based email system.Are there any advantages with web based ? I realise that web based can be accessed from any where and that there is good storage.If I moved to Web Based which is the best? Every one has their own preference I expect.May be the subject is as long as a piece of string or maybe there is a very simple answer.I will enjoy the debate and it may be of use to others,I hope so.gel

Answer:Web Based or ISP based which is best

Why not try an ISP which also has web based access? I use Waitrose mail and find it excellent - mail is scanned for virus and spam, pop3 acess is great and on occasion I can check mail via web when away.

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A few days ago I posted a request on how to create spaces between my taskbar icons. I was successfully directed by Edwin (Solved Increase space between a set of taskbar icons? - Windows 10 Forums) to follow this excellent video (2016-04-29_1502 - Ficfel's library). But, not being able to let well-enough alone, I decided to use this approach to group my icons into related group folders. For example, I made such folders as "Search," "Browsers," etc. to be placed in Documents with each folder holding shortcuts specific to the folders title. However, I have run into two problems that I need help with. Specifically, some of the shortcut icons no longer work when put into this new taskbar configuration, whereas they did work when used in the regular configuration.

1. Process Explorer now gives me an error message: " Unable to extract 64-bit image. Run Process Explorer from a writable directory." In fact, I now get the same error message when trying to run PE directly from Windows Explorer???

2. And of a more serious nature, I had first used Ficfel's video to successfully set up taskbar icons for Sleep, Restart and Shutdown using this for their shortcut setups ( However, these icons no longer work after I finished with setting up my new group error messages, just not responding???

EDIT: Computers are strange... I checked out the Documents folder "Taskbar-... Read more

Answer:Grouped taskbar shortcut icons stopped working...

Here's the answer to getting Process Explorer to work. An app that prevents (to some extent) ransom maleware, CyrptoPrevent, prevents PE from working unless you place PE.exe on CryptoPrevents white list....Foolish IT Forum Archive View topic - Do you really need to Restart the Computer?

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A few days ago I posted a request on how to create spaces between my taskbar icons. I was successfully directed by Edwin (Solved Increase space between a set of taskbar icons? - Windows 10 Forums) to follow this excellent video (2016-04-29_1502 - Ficfel's library). But, not being able to let well-enough alone, I decided to use this approach to group my icons into related group folders. For example, I made such folders as "Search," "Browsers," etc. to be placed in Documents with each folder holding shortcuts specific to the folders title. However, I have run into two problems that I need help with. Specifically, some of the shortcut icons no longer work when put into this new taskbar configuration, whereas they did work when used in the regular configuration.

1. Process Explorer now gives me an error message: " Unable to extract 64-bit image. Run Process Explorer from a writable directory." In fact, I now get the same error message when trying to run PE directly from Windows Explorer???

2. And of a more serious nature, I had first used Ficfel's video to successfully set up taskbar icons for Sleep, Restart and Shutdown using this for their shortcut setups ( However, these icons no longer work after I finished with setting up my new group error messages, just not responding???

EDIT: Computers are strange... I checked out the Documents folder "Taskbar-... Read more

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Question: Web Based Mail

My e-mail servers down...does anyone know of a web base mail I can use for now...Pleeeese...

Answer:Web Based Mail

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Question: Domain based EFS

We are looking for a domain based EFS method so that one user can encrypt something under their domain name and another domain user can log in and open what the other person saved. Does PKI allow this? We do not want to add everyone to the share list of every single file.

Answer:Domain based EFS

Look into Pretty Good Privacy...I believe they are still around...

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Question: Outlook Web-based

I have a question about outlook that is web based. I work for a company that actually moves to different companys and takes over departments, kind of like mangers persay`. Anywho my company well call it 'X' has a web based outlook program, also the company i am working for 'Z' also has a web based outlook email. Now i am wondering if there is a way to get both outlook accounts to my computer ie outlook express. Do you have an idea on how to do this?

Answer:Outlook Web-based

only if both accounts support POP3 access as well. You can just set up 2 new accounts in outlook with usernames, passwords, POP3 & SMTP addresses and they will both download to your inbox when you send/receive mail. Remember that when you send mail though, it will only be from your default mail account. That doesn't mean you can't change which is the default account before you send of course.

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Question: Web-based Mail

Can anybody help me?i am just wondering if it is possible to have web based mail, such as Hotmail to run on Microsoft Outlook?If so how is this done?

Answer:Web-based Mail

click here though i maybe wrong,i think you may have to have the paid version of Hotmail to run through Outlook.

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I have a programme on my system which I just can't get rid of?
It was a CD Key changer, once extracted. it comes in 2 parts..

An application
Anicon which has the following sub MYDOCU~1\D-LOADS1\BATTLE~1.EXE

these are the basics...

The main-one is where its linked to an MS Dos which just won't go...
it keeps telling me that its not an System32 applicaton and I can't get rid off as its being used by another programme ( could this be the DOS aspect working) is there a way of finding out what other programme is using it?

Any help welcome...

Key : Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache
Entry : C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\Battlefield 2 Keygen Serial.exe
Value : Battlefield 2 Keygen Serial
Last modified : 05.09.2005, 17:54

Key : Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache
Entry : C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\Battlefield 2 Keygen Serial.PIF
Value : Battlefield 2 Keygen Serial
Last modified : 05.09.2005, 17:54

Answer:can't be rid of Dos based short-cut

Have you just tried booting in safe mode and deleting the two files you mentioned:

C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\Battlefield 2 Keygen Serial.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\Battlefield 2 Keygen Serial.PIF

A word of advise: do not use kegens or cracks. It is a good way to get yourself infected with malware.

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Question: Dos Based Programs

Just got a new computer xp pro. I have some dos programs and want to know if they can be used.

Answer:Dos Based Programs

Sometimes, yes. More info can be found HERE.

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Question: Web -based email

Hi Guys. Is there a anti virus email program for web based email such as "Yahoo or Hotmail". I run NAV 2002 at the moment to scan outlook express, my os is XP home. Thanks

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Here is something I found talking about the new Linux based PDA. It has tons of features and looks really promising and is made by Sharp. Enough from me, check it out:

Wireless Communications

With optional peripherals and Sharp Mobile Services you can have wireless connectivity anytime, anywhere.

Integrated Keyboard and Sliding Cover

Sharp's clever integrated keyboard design allows easy data input without sacrificing space. Edit text or e-mail effortlessly with a standard QWERTY keyboard.

CompactFlashâ?¢ and SD Expansion Slots

Sharp combines the best of both worlds by offering two expansion slots. Two slots allow you to add two peripherals simultaneously such as a CompactFlashâ?¢ modem card and SD memory card. This seamless design makes upgrading easy and simple

Mobile Multimedia

Sharp's color LCD technology and high powered processor deliver top quality multimedia for all corporate and personal needs. The SL-5500 has a 3.5" 65,536 Color Reflective TFT Front-Lit Screen with 240 x 320 resolution for outstanding graphics and clarity, indoors or out.

Stereo Headphone Jack

Listen to your favorite music or movie clips anytime, anywhere.

Stylus and Touch Screen

In addition to the SL-5500 built-in QWERTY keyboard, the stylus and touch screen allows you to navigate through applications with ease.

One-Touch Access

One-Touch Acc... Read more

Answer:New Linux based PDA out soon!!

From the news forum ( 03-20-2002 ) :
CeBIT: Linux Mite(PDA) with Keyboard

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i have a website/forum of my own and i got this annoying little bastard that i guess is on dsl cuz he can change his IP quickly, then reregisters, so i want to file an abuse charge with his ISP, but how do i find that out?

Answer:find an ISP based on IP?

Keyser Söze said:

i have a website/forum of my own and i got this annoying little bastard that i guess is on dsl cuz he can change his IP quickly, then reregisters, so i want to file an abuse charge with his ISP, but how do i find that out?Click to expand...

Do a WHOIS on his IP to see if the registration information is consistent as he changes his IP. If so, you can report to the ISP listed.

If not, he's likely using a proxy.

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Question: IP based chating

I have 7 computers here in my office.  I have cable net connection.  Every system have its IP address.  I want chat with another systems through IPs.  is there any software? and free software plzzzzzz

Answer:IP based chating

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I need to get the max number of days that an item has been open based off specific criteria.For Example:The data that is collected is for countries, status, and number of days open.I need the equation to check that all the rows with Brazil and unresolved which one has the largest number in the days open column. The spreadsheet has many countries listed so it will need to check the first 2 variables then compare them to find the max number of days. Thanks in advance on this one.

Answer:Max Value based off criteria

One way is with this Array Formula:=MAX(IF(A1:A41="Brazil",IF(B1:B41="Unresolved",C1:C41)))Enter this formula with Ctrl-Shift-Enter to place the {} around it and make it an array formula.

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Question: Dos based software

I am trying to load a dos based accountancy software from 3 disks via the A drive. The pc is windows 2000 driven and when I access the A drive and click on the install.bat file (the main file of 15) it begins to work but then a command comes up that readsc:\winnt\system32\cmd.exec:\winnt\system32\autoexec.ntSystem is not suitable for runnimg ms-dos and microsoft windows applications.I have also tried it through a dos prompt on the desktop by tryingA:\>csm/w/w"aminst.exe"but the same happens. The software is on some of our other Windows 2000 machines, but rather than getting someone in to install it I was wondering whether you could help me. ThanksJason

Answer:Dos based software

Win2000 like Win NT and currently XP are not DOS compatable. it is at the NT indicates New Technology.I am not sure about 200o the XP precursor but XP does offer a compatability check where older programs cam be checked out and if possible modified to run.Not always successful.Intiially therefor try this.Go the My Computer, Click on Help/Indexand in the field type compatability.If you get a response try it.Otherwise go the the program makers web site if they still exsist and see if a NT/2000/XP version exists

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one thing i dont understand is if i want to connect to a non web based mail server i should only need the IP address right? since there is no site the mail is on but rather themail is just in________?

Answer:non web based e mail

look up the POP settings. non web based == POP3...

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Question: Irc Based Game

Ok here's the deal:

I play an rpg that uses an IRC based client, but because I have a network: Anyone else one the network who tries to logon, can't logon do to the sharing of one IP. I remember running into this problem in the past and found a program that allowed me to select certain programs to use a proxy, but only those selected programs, not everything on the computer. I cannot, however, find this program again... . I search all over C/NET for it but after an hour of searching (I know I know... im stuborn) I gave up.

Does anyone know of where I can find such a program?

EDIT: If you want the URL for this game (as proof of such), feel free to PM me. I didn't post it in here, as I didn't want to get in trouble for SPAM.

Thanks ahead of time,

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I am trying to write a macro that will check a value in a column ( say < 100) and based on the answer either keep it or delete the entire row not just the data. I am trying to cull a list of any item less than a hundred in column d. Thank you

Answer:VBA to delete row based on value

The trick to deleting Rows via VBA is that they must be checked/deleted from the bottom up. If you start at the top and work your way down, a Row will be deleted, which will move all of the other Rows up at the same time that the For-Next counter increments.In other words, if you delete Row 2 when the For-Next counter is at 2, the original Row 3 will move up to replace Row 2, but the counter will increment to 3 and never check the original Row 3.So...Option Explicit
Sub DelLessThan100()
Dim lastRow, rwNum As Integer
'Determine the last Row with data in Column D
lastRow = Cells(Rows.Count, "D").End(xlUp).Row
'Loop through rows in reverse order
For rwNum = lastRow To 1 Step -1
'Delete Rows where Column D is <100
If Cells(rwNum, "D") < 100 Then
Cells(rwNum, "D").EntireRow.Delete
End If
End Sub

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Can somebody explain to me what a LAN Based Application is? I've tried to google it but cannot find nothing. I would imagine its an application that only operates within a LAN, so i.e an office, so it wont be able to communicate to another office?


Answer:LAN Based Application

It is an application that runs only on a LAN (Local Area Network) without internet access.

The LAN could be small, 3 - 4 clients; or large with over 500 clients in multiple buildings.
I have worked in both situations and used propriatary applications that ran on the LAN, but were not designed to be accessed from the internet.

Video Conferencing, Remote Access Control, Gaming Servers, all started as LAN applications.

This is the best info I could find and it isn't much.

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Alright some of you here know I am a Firefighter and I am also our IT director. Well my Chief made me the IT guy, I told him what I was going to do, I changed over from P2P to Windows Server 2003. Now he got mad at someone for locking THEIR computer in THEIR office (not his the Chief's office) and now he wants NO PASSWORDS on any computer. Not to mention I brought my OWN server from my house and spent my money buying the parts, software, and monitor for it.
I need help with gathering all the Pro's and Con's of having a Server Based vs P2P Network.......
Please help me from not wanting to quit my job.

Answer:P2P vs Server Based

What's to say? The thing that springs to mind is: No good deed goes unpunished.

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Question: Web Based Calendar

2 of my users wish to be able to go to our webpage, goto a "log in" link and log into a private online calendar that their PAs can add and change for them. They wish for it to be 100% web based.

Now I know that sharepoint can do this but its a bit over the top for 2 users. Is there anything that is free ware or that is not really expensive that you guys could recommend?

Answer:Web Based Calendar

SugarCRM? Google Calendar?

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Question: Web based storage.

Hey folks,I have a customer who's mailbox is frequently filling up because they need to receive multiple 10MB files regularly but also keep these files on the mail server for a couple of days so they can sync their laptop. They've got an allowance of 100Mb oer mailbox, but they frequently end up going over this.What I'm looking for is a web based service where files can be uploaded to an online storage system, but also where customers can log in and upload their files rather than send them via email.I've seen one at, but was wondering if anyone used any other systems that do the same thing, and what they thought of it.Doesn't have to be free, just needs to work.Cheers.

Answer:Web based storage.

from Web Design.

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Hello All,
In preparation of installing Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, I would like to change my old MBR based PC to a GPT based PC. What is the best way to accomplish this? I am already done converting all of my drives to GPT except my C: drive, do I change that before, during or after installing the new edition of Windows 10? My system is based on:

Intel Haswell i5 4690
Asus motherboard, Z-97 A
Crucial 256 GB SSD

Any help would be appreciated.

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I was interested to know if anyone knows of any web based sites or programs that allow u to use AIM without having to install the AIM software. I work in an office behind a proxy and cannot use the standard AIM because of that. I have been using MEEBO but the IT director for my company found out and blocked that site. Myself and this director dont get along do to my knowledge of computers is vastly more extensive than his so this is his way of feeling superior. If anyone knows any sites i can use please let me kno. i do think that he has put a filter on my account to block any sites that contain AIM in the address but im willing to try anything. Also, if anyone knows anything about "SURFGUARD", which is the program that they use to control internet usage at my company, that could be helpful that knowledge would also be appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Web-based AIM programs

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Question: web-based email

Hi GuysIs there a anti virus program for scanning web-based emails . Thanks

Answer:web-based email

Hello Mate this may be of interest click hereCheers Kev

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OK, here is what i want to do. I want to use my communications port (com1) to communicate with a demodulator to receive signals such as cordless phone, cell phone, police, cb, and weather channels. I have never attempted anything like it before, but i think it would be sweet to chill on my computer and listen to the police in the ghetto where i live. does anyone have any suggestions on what i would need to do this.


Answer:PC based rf scanner

A police scanner. But you won't be able to listen to cellular or cordless phone frequencies, the FCC blocks them.

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Question: Vista x64 based pc

Vista window perium 64x bit based (use 32 bit too)

yesterday and most of time not much problem so far. but since yesterday which if okay (shutting down tycipal long time past months). Today when I switch Pc on it incredule slow to start load espcailly hang then finally load desktop. I ran CSHK check, shown delate corrupted files recovery etc. doesnt work. done twice. ran window memory disganoce tool said hardware problem statue is found.

been booted in safemode window, same slow hanging problem as normal and boot with networking. I have no idea what to do. I feel something with hardware or system service. take me good 10 mins just to wait for this page loaded! (excuse the spelling)

I been on this since morning to now and tired. Hope someone can really help me.

I sure do not remember download anything yesterday. system restored have been rolled back to day when pc run okay....but no avil. Pc hang still the same.

I unable to turn sercity centre on... that been a past some months.

check hard disks (2 of them) window vista c which bit too full for my liking, other hardy full. both work fine and checked update new decives. windows said that both are good.


Answer:Vista x64 based pc

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool - Windows 7 Forums
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Question: Hardware based Tor

This is pretty interesting, I think it would be a lot easier than having to setup Tor on your computer with that proxy crap and everything you need to do. It would be cool also if you could do something like select which port on the switch sends data over the tor network so when you want to use tor just move your Ethernet cable to that switch port or put a vlan on the tor network. Also at night or when you are away let your router/ internet connection be used as a tor relay.

What do you guys think?

Answer:Hardware based Tor

If they released a package that I could install on my own router, I'd probably at least try it out. The downside is that everything routed through Tor is going to be slower, so I wouldn't want all traffic to use it by default. It'd be cool to have it limited to one port on a router (using OpenWrt or similar) so I could simply hook up both my NIC ports and just enable and disable as needed.

Part of the current problem with encryption and anonymity tools is that just having them makes you stand out. If they become a standard part of routers, you won't look like you're specifically trying to hide something (and maybe some clueless people will get some better privacy out of it too).

However, I'm still a little wary of acting as a Tor node. I understand the technical details, but I don't want to get arrested because I happened to pass along a few packets related to some pervert's kiddy porn. Tor adds more complexity to the picture, but the data still travels to and from your PC. If someone were able to get logs from each node along the way, they could theoretically link the traffic to the source. I don't want to be a link in the chain the first time they manage to track someone down.

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