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Help me to decide things about Avast File Shield Customizations.

Question: Help me to decide things about Avast File Shield Customizations.

Q. 1.There is a Heuristic Scale and Test Whole file box in File shield.
Should I Scale up it to high (from normal) and check the "Test whole File" box, for better protection?

Q 2. There are two tabs in File Shield settings, "Scan when opening" and "Scan when Writing"
Should I tick the Scan All files in both Opening and Writing for better Protection? (It will scan all files that are being opened or written in the system but there will be negative impact that IDC)

Q. 3. Should I tick "All Packers" or go with Default packers.

Q. 4. Should I activate Avast Aggressive Hardened mode because I don't like Voodooshield as it shows its Pro Version Advertisement in every Startup which is too much annoying for me.

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Preferred Solution: Help me to decide things about Avast File Shield Customizations.

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I'm sure you've seen these topics before...
I need some help about the constant popups avast has given me FOR EXAMPLE
 
Avast Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file.Object:  htp://filesonlinehere.com/sync/?rmbs=...Infection:  URL:MalProcess:  C:\Program Files (x86)\...\chrome.exe
 

 
If there is anything I need to provide, please elaborate and I will be grateful to supply it

Answer:Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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Purchased avast internet security in November 2011. It's suddenly stopped working. "Fix Now" button not responding and unable to restart program as I'm being advised that the file system shield is unreachable! Any idea what's happened? Please help.
Angie.

Answer:avast internet security: file system shield

You have posted this twice - to avoid confusion:-
Please tick this thread as resolved (click the rigt hand column) and do as suggested in the other thread and reinstall avast.

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Good Day
 
I have an Avast Premier antivirus
and recently this pop-up has been coming up frequently(actualy starting to be annoying now)
I have done a full scan and nothing seems to help.
I have attached the logs i ran with DDS
help would be apreciated,
thanx
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17207  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by user at 9:02:46 on 2014-08-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.1954.340 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
FW: avast! Antivirus *Enabled* {2F96FC65-F07D-9D1E-5A6E-3DA5C487EAF0}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\afwServ.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-LogRotatorService.exe
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\DefaultTab\DefaultTab\DTUpdate.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\FOXIT SOFTWARE\FOXIT READER\Foxit Cloud\FCUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Garmin\Core Update Service\Garmin.Cartography.MapUpdate.CoreService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explor... Read more

Answer:Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file

Hello tonata I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", ... Read more

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Hello!
 
I installed Avast recently and have the premium trial version of it at the moment. Every so often, there's a notification that pops up with "Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file", and some random website. It notifies that it's running through Chrome even when I'm not currently running it (I'm mostly using Firefox). I believe my computer may be infected because I started seeing ads that appear normally where they shouldn't (with a description like ads by deall2ddeualit), and some Firefox addons that enabled these ads that were installed without me knowing about it.
Somewhat related, I allowed a scan from Avast of the computer files while it was booting up and accidentally unplugged the power which turned off the computer mid scan. When I booted it up again, I was entered into something like a temporary account where all my saved documents were pretty much gone. After another reboot, it did the same thing except now it stated that the copy of windows was not genuine. And after a third reboot, everything seemed restored. However, it feels as though start up is somewhat slow now. I'm not quite sure what happened here.
I'm not quite sure where to start, but I believe I need to provide a log? How do I go about doing that?

 

Answer:Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file

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I get this specific error "avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file
 
Infection: URL:Mal
 
Process: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe"
 
Everytime I opened up google, I actually removed avast thinking malwarebytes would remove it, but it didn't. I did multiple threat runs on avast + malware, stuff showed up I got rid of it, yet it's still here. I don't see the error anymore only because I removed the avast, I want to get rid of it could someone help me.
 
I also get something called Nexxtcoup on my google extensions, everytime I remove it, I'll close google and then bam it's back there.

Answer:avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
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Hello I'm having problems with the Avast! web shield popping up very often and have no idea what to do. Pop ups go along the line of
 
Avast Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file.
  Object:  htp://filesonlinehere.com/sync/?rmbs=...
Infection:  URL:Mal
Process:  C:\Program Files (x86)\...\chrome.exe
 
I have posted the DDS log below
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by LEOLEOLEOLEO at 1:06:42 on 2015-01-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8141.4816 [GMT -8:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
FW: avast! Antivirus *Disabled* {2F96FC65-F07D-9D1E-5A6E-3DA5C487EAF0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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Answer:Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first t... Read more

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For a week, I have been getting constant alerts from Avast!, and since I updated Malwarebytes, it is also giving me alerts.
 
Avast! Alert: 
Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file.
Object: http://brozblagrom-c2.com/online/526 (This changes with ever new alert popup, usualy 6 or more will show up at once)
Infection: URL:Mal
Process: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
 
Malwarebytes Alert: 
Malicious Website Blocked
Domain: forteen-meters7.me
IP: 5.45.6.199
Port: 50271
Type: Outbound
Process: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
 
 

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Kistoway at 16:17:04 on 2014-06-28
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3564.1531 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
FW: avast! Antivirus *Enabled* {2F96FC65-F07D-9D1E-5A6E-3DA5C487EAF0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microso... Read more

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Cleaning up my daughters computer - Dell Vostro 260 - Intel I5-2400, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
Ran Malwarebytes, adwcleaner and CCleaner.  Installed avast free and ran boot time scan.   
 
Now receive continuing popups from avast stating:
 
avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file. 
Object:  hxxp://on-bend.com/b/opt/CB8F9...............
Infection:  URL:Mal  Process: c:\Windows\explorer.exe
 
Also appears that MS Update does not work and some downloads are being blocked.
 
Ran DDS as directed.  Only produced Attach.txt file (Below).  Rechecked and the DDS.txt box was checked - reran but did not produce this file.
 
Thanks in advance!!
 
********************************************
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Install Date: 3/10/2012 10:44:31 AM
System Uptime: 1/7/2005 6:12:05 PM (83176 hours ago)
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Motherboard: Dell Inc. |  | 0GDG8Y      
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz | CPU 1 | 3101/100mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 454 GiB total, 332.036 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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Class GUID: {6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Description: Photosmart C6300 series
Device ID: ROOT\IMAGE\0000
Manufacturer: HP
Name: Photosmart C6300 series
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Answer:avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file - explorer.exe

Hi there,this is malware for sure. Please run the following scans:Step 1Please download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.Start tdsskiller.exe with administrator privileges.Accept the EULA and the KSN Statement.Click on Change parameters.Make sure that all available options (except "Loaded modules") are checked and click OK.Click on Start scan.If any threats are found don't delete them but choose the Skip option for all of them.Click on Report to open the log file. (It is also saved at C:\TDSSKiller.<version_date_time>_log.txt).Copy and paste its contents in your next reply.Step 2Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Hi, My laptop keeps getting a popup from avast stating this below Avast web shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file Object:  http://weath4us.info/qOxXS:f<GM///Infection:  URL:MalC:\users\joseph\AppData\Roaming\CrashRep\GUP.exe Joseph is the user of this laptop.  This popup come up whether I'm browsing the internet or just on my desktop in word or something similar.  I have run spybot and only thing it finds is Browser:cache for internet explorer.  I have windows 10 home on a Toshiba Satellite.  What do I need to do?  Do I have a virus on my laptop? Thanks,Joseph   Here is the log info  --------------------------------------------------------------------------- SecurityCheck by glax24 v.1.4.0.32 [01.11.15]WebSite: www.safezone.ccDateLog: 24.12.2015 00:27:43Path starting: C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Local\Temp\SecurityCheck\SecurityCheck.exeLog directory: C:\SecurityCheck\IsAdmin: TrueUser: JosephVersionXML: 2.20is-21.12.2015___________________________________________________________________________Windows 10(6.3.10586) (x64) Core Lang: English(0409)Installation date OS: 21.12.2015 01:01:20LicenseStatus: Office 15, OfficeO365ProPlusR_Subscription1 edition Timebased activation will expire :84194 minutesLicenseStatus: Windows®, Core edition The machine is permanently activated.Boot Mode: NormalDefault Browser: C:\WINDOWS\system32\LaunchWinApp.exeSystemDrive: C: FS: [NTFS] Capacity: [... Read more

Answer:Avast Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file.... am I infected

Uninstall Spybot from your machine. Then Download Security Check to your desktop, right click it run as administrator. When the program completes, the tool will automatically open a log file, please post that log here in your next post.
 
Adware Cleaner Scan.
 
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
 
JRT Scan.
Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.
 
Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Please post the JRT log.
 
Adware Removal Tool Scan.
 
Download Adware removal tool to your desktop, right click the icon and select Run as Administrator.
 
 

 
Hit Ok.
 

 
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I keep getting messages from avast saying it is blocking a webpage or file. My task manager shows there are a lot of processes running. My computer is acting really slow now, and it started making buzzing noises, and on startup the fan is making an incredible racket as well. Malwarebytes hasn't found anything. What should I do? I saw other people post, but there were warnings not to repeat these things. 
 
Each warning has three fields, object: infection: and Process: 
usually says http;//f0fff0...... or fa8072 or maybe go.wymedia
 
infection is always url mal
 and process is generally windows syswow64/dllhost or program files....iexplores/exe

Answer:Avast popup - web shield has blocked harmful webpage or file

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Hi there, My laptop and i are in deep trouble. 2 days ago, i was trying to download a game from the internet and it got me to this. i was opening a lot of links and pages, installing and uninstalling a lot of stuffs and right now, im in big trouble. There is an ads keep popping up on the bottom right corner of my desktop, and it keep on popping up throughout the day. at first it was a chinese game ads and then it becomes a chinese shopping ads and others. it pops up everytime i turn on my computer, and i wasnt even on the browser and it pops up. soon after that, my antivirus which is avast keep on giving this message 'Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file URL: hxxttp://js.union001.com/PClick.aspx?AID=19927&KEY=CF3C8B99B339869B0A2895A79B102D884535DEAF40EC8624Infection: URL:MalProcess: C:\Program Files (x86)\t_201601210117\201601210117\lsas.exe.it is so annoying and i dont know how to fix this. I have read through some of the forum here, but still i do not understand what should i do first. would someone please help me. i do not wish to format my laptop please. im running windows 7 X64bit. im very grateful if someone could provide me steps by steps instruction so that i could catch up on what to do and im new here. thank you very much for any of your help.

Answer:'Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file' with ads keep popping

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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Just like what is described in these two topics (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/531503/avast-web-shield-has-blocked-a-harmful-webpage-or-file-coming-up-all-the-time/ & http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/537505/avast-web-shield-has-blocked-a-harmful-webpage-or-file-coming-up-frequently/).
 
As in the other posts my laptop restarted itself last night and since then whenever I have been connected to the internet I keep receiving notifications from Avast saying that a threat was blocked:
 
Object:http://getmeegan.info/?e=svon&cht=2&dcu=1&cpatch=2&dcs=1&pf=1&publisher=1091&dd=4&country=AU&.....
 
Infection:URL:Mal
 
Process:C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
 
The notifications are all the same and come in pairs(two at a time), I have tried following this guide with no luck (http://necroneurology.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-EASILY-remove-the-svchostexe-Trojan)
 
 
If anyone has anytime to help out I would be really grateful.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17126  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.60.2
Run by k at 0:16:26 on 2014-06-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.64.1033.18.3986.1200 [GMT 10:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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Answer:"Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file" constant notifications

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I have a problem similar to this post ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/531503/avast-web-shield-has-blocked-a-harmful-webpage-or-file-coming-up-all-the-time/ ) and was hoping for some help.
 
2 or three days ago I started having frequent messages from Avast! about harmful pages. 
Ex. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=mt76m0&s=8#.U5n3YfldWSo
 
 
The gist of the message is:
 
Object: hxxp://getmeegan.info/?e=svon&publisher=1091&dd=4&country=US&ind=531952001116606
 
Infection: URL:Mal
 
Process: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
 
Avast! takes me to this page when I click more details on the pop-up: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=epoho6&s=8#.U5n4VPldWSo
 
The messages information have been consistent, the same Object, Infection type, and Process.
 
 
My laptop has been fine except I get constant messages from Avast causing me to worry.
 
Thank you for reading this.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17126  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Mumsie at 12:14:48 on 2014-06-12
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C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\dsiwmis.exe
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Answer:"Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file" coming up frequently

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My nickname is Pystryker , and I will be helping you with your issue today.Before we get started, I have a few things I need to go over with youIf you are receiving help for this issue at another forum, please let me know so I can close this thread.Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process.Please do not attach your logs or put them inside code/quote tags. Do a Copy/Paste of the entire contents of the log file and submit it inside your post unless directed otherwise.At the top of your post, please click on the "Follow this topic" button and make sure that the "Received notification" box is checked and set to "Instantly" This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to solve your problem faster.If any of your security programs give you a warning about any tool I ask you to use, please do not worry. All the links and tools I provide to you will be safe.Please read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them. I will lay the instructions out in a step by step order to make them easy to follow.Please make sure that all the programs I ask you to download are downloaded to and run from your Desktop.Please make sure you (if you are able) to print out these instructions so that you will be able to refer to them while working on your machine. Part of the solution(s) to your problem may in... Read more

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Hello! Hope I'm in the right place!
 
Last night I was just playing RuneScape and had two safe webpages open, when suddenly my computer restarted on its own for no reason. After restarting, I logged back in and now my Avast! keeps popping up saying that it has blocked a malicious URL, even when I'm not using the internet. Here is what it says:
 
avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file
 
Object: (Various, I will post pictures)
 
Infection: URL:Mal
 
Process: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
 
I have ran Malwarebytes, Rkill, aswMBR, and Avast, all have come up clean except Malwarebytes, I will post my logs for aswMBR and Rkill as I do not know how for Avast! and every time I try to export my log for MBAM it keeps crashing. 
 
This isn't affecting my computer's performance, other than the MBAM thing, but it is very annoying and I hope someone can help me solve this issue. 
aswMBR log: aswMBR version 0.9.9.1771 Copyright© 2011 AVAST Software
Run date: 2014-04-17 22:32:39
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22:32:39.365    OS Version: Windows x64 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
22:32:39.365    Number of processors: 4 586 0x2A07
22:32:39.366    ComputerName: DAVIDSIMON-PC  UserName: David Simon
22:32:41.122    Initialize success
22:32:43.930    AVAST engine defs: 14041703
22:32:56.680    Disk 0 (boot) \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP0T0L0-0
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Answer:"Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file" coming up all the time

Hello,
 
 
I think that you have Zekos (Pigeon) on board:
 
 * C:\Windows\System32\rpcss.dll : 515,072 : 11/20/2010 11:24 PM : d8d58144e133b0d429b69671f1300cb2 [NoSig]
 +-> C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-com-base-qfe-rpcss_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_c7f0e16b547f887d\rpcss.dll : 512,000 : 11/20/2010 11:24 PM : 5c627d1b1138676c0a7ab2c2c190d123 [Pos Repl]

 
Your topic should be moved to the MRT area where more tools are allowed.
 
 
Regards,
Georgi

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I have looking at my network shield in Avast! Pro. I've noticed that whenever I open save file prompt I see http://127.0.0.1.:5357/767aa349-1aa1...-01eb939773ce/ spike.
It does not indicate infection and just goes on, is this stuff normal?

Malwarebytes doesn't see anything wrong. I generally get a http://192.168.1.1:5678/igd.xml spike precedes the 127... spike

Avast boot scan also finds nothing
Typing http://127.0.0.1.:5357/767aa349-1aa1...-01eb939773ce/ into Run gets "Bad Request - Invalid Hostname

HTTP Error 400. The request hostname is invalid."
Can anyone else on Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit try this for themselves?

Open a save file prompt and look at your network shield at the same time and see if that connection or a similar connection shows up.

I don't seem to have any weird issues otherwise.

I have attached the DDS stuff

Answer:Weird spike in Avast network shield whenever opening a save file prompt

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I am having a problem in my sister's laptop. She does have antivirus installed (AVG Internet Security). However, its license expired, so I downgraded it to free version. After, downgrading it, I installed Avast! as it's antivirus and decided to uninstall AVG. Then, a few minutes ago after rebooting the laptop, a window opened saying that Trojan is infecting my computer, I heal it.. Then, another pops out. Heal and heal and heal..

After doing it, I rebooted the laptop thinking that it will refresh the system. Unfortunately, after rebooting, I cannot connect to Internet now. :cry :cry :cry Help me please? I already performed the Malware removing however, it did not help the laptop. I attached the files you asked me.. Please, help please? Thank you!
 

Answer:Avast error code 10050/No internet connection/Cannot start web shield in Avast

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please attach the below log from Malwarebytes as requested:
Code:

"C:\Users\MSI\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\"
Oct 23 2012 11802 "mbam-log-2012-10-23 (21-32-26).txt"

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista or Win 7, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com/?l=dis&o=101702
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&home=true
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Search_URL = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
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End webcam spying ? for good ? with Webcam Shield and Avast Premier

Essentially, with Webcam Shield you have total control over what (and who!) uses your camera. This means you can now force any app to ask your permission before it can access your webcam.

Simply put, Webcam Shield promises to:
Protect Privacy
Give you total control over your webcam
Help prevent blackmail
With webcams now embedded in so many devices, it?s never been more important to protect yourself and your family from prying eyes and those with unknown motives.

& +

Automatically fix and update over 127,000 drivers for peak PC performance
Less crashing Faster browsing Better graphics Richer audio Fewer device problems

Print, scan, import files. Play crystal clear videos and make crackle-free voice calls. Avast Driver Updater auto-scans and updates your drivers to reduce and prevent problems with:

Printers and scanners, Photo and video cameras, Headphones and speakers, Mouse and keyboards, Monitors and Wifi routers, and other external devices.

MORE : Avast Driver Updater & Scanner | For Peak PC Performance
 

Answer:Avast have new tools: Webcam Shield feature & Avast Driver Updater.

Windows has webcam shield built-in. It works great!
 

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I really like Avast AV very much. I have a question about the Web Shield part of the program. On the program itself, generally 6 of the 7 modules are running. I do not have Outlook or MS Exchange so for that area the program says, "The Program is Waiting for a Subsystem to Start." (or something like that.)

About once a month, maybe twice a month, I will notice 5 of the 7 providers running and the program will have one of the Web Shields running. However, it will say, "The Program is Waiting for a Subsystem to Start." (instead of saying, "The Provider is currently running." The funny part is that when I go to webpages and do a check, the Web Sheld is still scanning them. So on the Web Shield thing, what is Avast waiting for?

This is a common issue with the program based on Internet Searches. I don't know if this is a bug or the way that Avast 4.8 works. Can you also provide information about the two different shields that the program uses? One is the Web Shield, the other is called the P2P Shield.

The updates are working fine. Oh, it hasn't happend often enough, but so far the only way that I can get the Web Shield back to not saying, "The Program is Waiting for a Subsystem to Start." is to do a reboot.

Jack
 

Answer:Question About Avast 4.8 AV Web Shield?

Go to control panel and uninstall avast, when you try it it will display 4 choises choose repair.
Webshield scans scripts, cookies such stuff from yout browser.
And psp shield scans files downloaded from utorrent, limewire you can see them all if you right click avast icon choose on access protection contol psp program-customize.
 

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Now I can't access this site on another computer because I get the message: Avast Web Shield has blocked access to this page because the following certificate is invalid, SS1278353 Cloudflaressl.com. I've run the Avast software, Malwarebytes, Adwarecleaner, and 360 Total security to no avail.

What's up?
 

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Hello everyone I have a problem with my Toshiba laptop. Avast! Pro Antivirus keeps popping up from down right corner of my screen saying that Avast Web shield blocked malwarius web page or file. It's popping up literally every second and i need a solution how to stop this and remove viruses if I even have them. ( I already looked on web for solutions and everyone is saying different so i don't want to mess it all up).Edit: Topic moved from Windows 7 to AII ~ Computerxpds

Answer:Avast web shield problem, need help!

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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I recently went from Avast 4.8 to Avast 5 and am pleased with the new version. I note that it has a Behavior Shield and can't recall if the earlier version also had. What I would like to know is this: does the Behavior Shield make Threatfire, which I also use, redundant?

Unfortunately, although I tried to glean an answer from Avast's Help Center, I do not know enough about computers to know what the description there of the Behavior Shield amounts to: it 'monitors all activity on your computer and detects and blocks any unusual activity that might indicate the presence of malware. It does this by continuously monitoring your computer's entry points using special sensors to identify anything suspicious.'

I have XP, SP 3.

Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Avast 5's Behavior Shield and Threatfire

Behavior shield - monitors all activity on your computer and detects and bloxks any unusual activity that might indicate the presence of malware. It does this by continuously monitoring your computer's entry points using special sensors to identify anything suspicious.avast! 5.0 Quick User GuideThreatFire monitors your machines activity and uses an intelligent behavioral engine to alert you about malicious behavior rather than rely on signatures. - How ThreatFire WorksAs such there will be some redundancy using both but their technology is different and therefore, what is detected may vary.

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Hello,

My son got into some bad stuff which led me to this forum a few months back. After some research I went with Avast Anti Virus (free version), Malware Bytes (paid version), and Comodo Firewall (free version). I have had a lot of slow behavior when surfing and doing email. The cursor is unstable and I cannot type things without a long wait. I turned of the Avast Behavior Shield and everything is a lot better. What have I lost turing off this feature? There are still several other Avast Shields running along with the Malware Bytes and Comodo.

Any suggestions? Should I try a different AV program?

Thanks,

Dave

Answer:Avast 5 Behavior Shield Slows Down XP?

hello daveplaysbass,The behaviour shield is a bit of a mystery! There's quite a few questions about it on the Avast forums and no real answers. I think the guys on there have been waiting for months for a 'promised' explanation from an Avast official. Found out a few things tho. This is a quote from an interview with a Avast official ...."The Behavior Shield that we shipped in version 5.0 is a new component that is going to be further developed moving forward. For example, in version 5.1, we will be adding more sensors that will allow for even finer-grain filtering.For now, the Behavior Shield is focused on exploits coming via typical mechanisms (browser, PDF reader, and flash vulnerabilities, for example). It also closely monitors all kernel-mode code (drivers) loaded into the operating system, and is able to detect zero-day rootkits."So whilst it's new and not operating at it's fullest potential, it still is an important part of Avast!It's not supposed to use hardly any system resources, but a few people have had problems with it conflicting with other software. One person had the problem of it conflicting with the 'Payed' version of Malwarebytes. And thats interesting because my set up is the same as yours, Avast(free), Comodo firewall(free) but i have the Free version of Malwarebytes, and i have no problems with conflicts.Its worth checking to see if there's any information in the Behaviour Shield report( at the bottom of the Behaviour shield page) in th... Read more

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Every time I open firefox, a window or tab I get a frightfully well spoken lady telling me a threat has been detected. I've run malwarebytes (4 PUP detected and removed) and scanned with Avast (no problems detected). Only intrusion found recently is homepage hijacked by search engine which is OutBrowse sp4 but can't find it in programs (control Panel) to remove it. Any ideas pls?

Answer:Avast Web Shield threat detected

Take a read here - there is a LINK to download AdwCleaner which should be able to remove it.
outbrowse removal guide

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Greetings all! I apologize if this isn't the right place for this! I'm trying to help my boss get his computer squared away and I'm having issues with Avast Web Shield popping up constantly. As of the typing of this message, it seems to have slowed down a little bit, but I want to make sure the problem is solved and that there is not going to be any issues going forward for him!
 
I would try to do something myself, but every time I've searched anything online about this, it says that every case is different and that solutions only work in that particular situation.

Answer:Avast Web Shield Working Overtime

You have the option to turn off the Web Shield permanently according to the info in link below.
Turn Off (Disable, Pause) Avast Antivirus 2015
 

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Last April, a gentle person from Europe helped someone with this same problem.  I tried to follow the advice, but find I need some help. What I've done: 1)  Run Malwarebytes software daily.2)  Uninstalled Avast and reinstalled it.3)  Installed IE 11.4)  Have trouble with downloads.  I get Current Security settings do not allow download.  I've gone into Internet Options and attempted to change all settings to allow file downloads.  I accomplished this once, but then it does not last.5)  I've run Tweaking.com, Windows Repair All-in-one. The Avast Web Shield is still popping up. Thanks for any help!Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

Answer:Avast Web Shield notifications appear constantly

Please run the following scans in the order they appear.
 
Please run Malwarebytes AntiMalware
 
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  After clicking on the link the download will start automatically.
 
1)  Double-click on mbam-setup.exe, then click on Run to install the application, follow the prompts through the installation.
 
2)  Malwarebytes will automatically open.  If this is the first time you have run this version of Malwarbytes you will see an image like the one below.
 

 
Click on Update Now, after Malwarebytes is updated click on Scan.
 
If this isn't the first time you have run this version, then you will see an image like the one below.  Click on Scan
 

 
You will be prompted to update Malwarebytes, to do so click on Update Now.
 
 
 
3)  The scan will automatically run now.
 

 
 
4)  When the scan is complete the results will be displayed.  Click on Quarantine All, then click on Apply Actions
 

 
 
5)  To complete any actions taken you will be asked if you want to restart your computer, click on Yes
 
 
 
6)  Please post the Malwarebytes log.
 
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
 
To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  When the log opens, scroll down toward the bottom of the log to Quarantined Items. &... Read more

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Hello!

Brand new computer (well, used, but new to me) and the same old virus problems.

The Avast Behavior Shield turns itself off every time I hit "Connect" on VZAccess manager during the last 24 hours. Avast does warn me that it's off and I click it back on manually. Says it's back on, but I have my doubts.

Particularly as when I tried to surf eBay, the website suddenly thought I lived in the Czech Republic. Yeah, I've changed my eBay password and my PayPal on a friend's clean computer already.

So here's the DDS log with the ATTACH, err, attached.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.18377
Run by Lois at 19:58:07 on 2017-05-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2302.1316 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Avast Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {8EA8924E-BC81-DC44-8BB0-8BAE75D86EBF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Avast Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {35C973AA-9ABB-D3CA-B100-B0DC0E5F2402}
FW: Avast Antivirus *Disabled* {B693136B-F6EE-DD1C-A0EF-229B8B0B29C4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.5.2298 is released.

What's new:
- Tiny Firewall for blocking EternalBlue exploit - (internal) It is a part of StreamFilter, turned ON/OFF by Online Shield
- internal fixes

As many of you are aware Avast and AVG are 1 company now. Cause development of 2 different UIs takes different time, in this beta we introduce Ransomware shield in AVG beta now. You can expect Ransomware shield in Avast in next betas.

If you wanna try Ransomware protection in AVG build, check this link:
- AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

Answer:Finally,the ransomware shield in avast

Good, but why they need a whole new tiny shield for stopping an exploit and this has to go through beta and be delivered after tests!? There are firewalls for blocking ports like the Windows Firewall and the Avast one in paid solutions. Maybe it is a sign that they need something like Norton's IPS?
 

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the behaviour shield is yet not improved....

i still see the shield is not yet fully operational on auto decide it should be able to block atleast 50% of malware beahviour atleast...

i see the behav shield records suspicious events but doesnt block them neither no alerts are displayed....why??

I saw all this in my tests...behav shield records suspicious events but doesnt display a pop-up and neither blocks it....

when avast sees something bad is suspicious is going on it should block it....what's the deal with that??
 

Answer:no improvement in avast 7 for behaviour shield.

Likely Behavior Shield uses heuristics analysis so therefore a file that's known to be malicious/suspicious will popup so for Sandbox feature too.

When its set to ask a behavior popup must shown with the option.
 

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i'm having some problems with my broadband but have just notice that my avast is not running. whenever i try to start it up it says" unable to reach file system shield. shield unreachable. how can i get it going again, thanks

Answer:avast smart shield not running

an happen with a corrupt update. rmove avast with the removal tool click here and reinstall.

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Thanks for your time.

I just installed Antivir and felt naked without a web shield, so I reinstalled everything in Avast! except the standard shield.

In theory, this should work, however the apps froze on startup, so I set Avast! to launch after all other applications load and they seem to like each other now.

What I'm here to ask is whether this should theoretically cause any problems.

Please don't reply with, "OMG YOU ONLY NEED ONE ANTIVIRUS" because I am only running one antivirus. My reasoning for running both apps is so that the Avast! web shield will take effect during browsing, and Avira will handle everything locally. The issue I have with using Avast! for everything is that it seems to constantly scan all my files, without letting me set it to just "scan on application read/write" which causes major slowdowns.
 

Answer:Antivir + Avast (Web Shield Only) Compatibility

Wow no one has any experience with this pairing? That's amazing.
OK thanks anyway.
 

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S y s t e m I n f o r m a t i o n

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Manufacturer INTELR
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz, 2394 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 27/01/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 1.50 GB
Available Physical Memory 536 MB
Total Virtual Memory 3.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.69 GB

I installed AVAST Free Antivirus Version 5.0.677

Enabled the REAL-TIME SHIELDS (which include 7 options) all listed below:

File System Shield
Mail Shield
Web Shield
P2P Shield
IM Shield
Network Shield
Behavior Shield

I'm only able to enable 6 of the 7 Shields without locking out all internet web page traffic loading.
Every time I enable the WEB SHIELD it prevents any pages loading.

My questions are why, how do I correct it & what exposure does it present not having it enabled???

Any help to resolve these issues would be really appreciated.!
 

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Hello,
For several days AVAST keeps popping up all the time messages like this one:
 
"MAIL SHIELD SECURITY EXCLUSION
Avast has indentified a problem with this site certificate.
You can add this certificate as an exclusion, if you are sure about it.
Click the 'View' button for more details about the certificate.
If you want to change your certificates/exclusions, please open the Windows Certificate browser and perform the required operations directly from within the system certificate storage.
Legitimate public sites and mail servers should not ask you to do this.
 
SERVER
Location: smtp.stcable.net
Process: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\regsvr32.exe
CERTIFICATE STATUS
This site attempts to identify itself with invalid information.
Problems:
The certificate is not trusted."

 
I either close it or select "CANCEL" but it starts to worry me. I saw another topic with the same problem but it's closed without solution. Here's the contents of the FRST.txt report:
 

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 12-11-2016
Ran by USER (administrator) on ОЛЕГ-PC (14-11-2016 19:47:08)
Running from C:\Users\USER\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: USER & UpdatusUser (Available Profiles: USER & UpdatusUser)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: Български (България)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser:... Read more

Answer:Avast keeps asking for Mail Shield Security Exclusions

I'm sorry for the second topic, the browser gave me internet error (or something) and I clicked refresh.

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Good day,
 
I've been getting a lot of alert from avast as per the topic title. The specifics of it are as below
 
Object: hxxp://69.65.5.105/ (Changed tt to xx in the URL for obvious reason)
Infection: URL:Mal
Process: C:\Program Files (x86)\FileZilla Server\FileZilla Server.exe
 
Avast will keep on alerting me at a very random interval. sometimes as often as once every 4-5 minutes. When I stop the FileZilla Server service, the alert will stop too. As soon as I start the service again, avast will immediately start alerting me again. One peculiar things I have noticed since avast started alerting me on this is that I cannot download any file directly from the browser (Chrome, Firefox) anymore. I started noticing this one when I wanted to download DDS. 
 
Anyway, I've got my hand on the DDS software from another PC. Unfortunately running the software gave me the following error message
 
"DDS is not meant to run in 'Compatibility Mode'. The program shall now exit."
 
Thus I'm not able to produce the logs to accompany this post. By the way, I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit). I'm pretty sure I'm infected and any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:Avast web shield has blocked a harmful webpage

Hello and Welcome on board ,my Name is Machiavelli and I will assist you with your problem.If you booted into safe mode on your computer then print my instructions!I'm in the 'Malware Staff Team' and will provide you with advice:To remove Malware on a computer can be very complicated. Malware (malicious software) is able to hide and so I may not be able to find it so easily. In order to remove Malware from you Computer, you need to follow my instructions carefully. Don't be worried if you don't know what to do. just ask me! Please stay in contact with me until the problem is fixed.Below are a few tips:Removing Malware is usually very difficult.We need to search and analyse a lot of files. As this is done in our free time, please be patient especially if I don't answer every day!Please follow these instructionsIf you don't follow the instructions your computer may crash. If you fix your PC by yourself, this can be very risky!Please stay in contact with me until your problem is resolvedAs Malware may not be totally removed in one session or in one day, please stay in contact with me until the problem is resolved.Please don't run any other tools without consulting with me as this can complicate finding and removing all MalwareDon't run any tools while I'm fixing your PC. That is counter productive and again, will only complicate finding and removing all Malware!Read my post completelyIf you don't do so, you may make mistakes that could result in your System crashing by your own ... Read more

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Hello,
For several days AVAST keeps popping up all the time messages like this one:
 
"MAIL SHIELD SECURITY EXCLUSION
Avast has indentified a problem with this site certificate.
You can add this certificate as an exclusion, if you are sure about it.
Click the 'View' button for more details about the certificate.
If you want to change your certificates/exclusions, please open the Windows Certificate browser and perform the required operations directly from within the system certificate storage.
Legitimate public sites and mail servers should not ask you to do this.
 
SERVER
Location: smtp.stcable.net
Process: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\regsvr32.exe
CERTIFICATE STATUS
This site attempts to identify itself with invalid information.
Problems:
The certificate is not trusted."

 
I either close it or select "CANCEL" but it starts to worry me. I saw another topic with the same problem but it's closed without solution. Here's the contents of the FRST.txt report:
 

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 12-11-2016
Ran by USER (administrator) on ОЛЕГ-PC (14-11-2016 19:47:08)
Running from C:\Users\USER\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: USER & UpdatusUser (Available Profiles: USER & UpdatusUser)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: Български (България)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser:... Read more

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Hello Guys,
My system:
Toshiba  / Satellite C55-A   /  Intel ® Celeron  ® N2820
64 bit Windows 8.1
I am at the end of my rope. I have tried everything. First, let me say I am not good at technical things on a computer, just enough to be dangerous. So if some things I say seem crazy, they probably are.  So here is the story. About a week ago I received a email on my go daddy webmail.  www.login.securserver.net. That is how I long into that email. Now, that is not my main email. My main email is gmail, which I use the most.
The email I received on the go daddy email was a Notice of Apperance in Court #00406341. It contained a zip file,  Court Notification 00406341.zip.   Of course being stupid, I unzipped the file, thinking it was something important, since I have some court cases ongoing for business.
With research  I think it is a Kuluoz or another one that starts with  A.  cant remember.
It put a zip file in my downloads folder  Court_Notification_00406341.doc, which shows as File Type: Java Script file, 8.84kb.  That is the only one I noticed, not sure if they are more somewhere.  Then things started getting a little weird. Nothing major, I still get emails, still send them, and my system seems to be running normally, except for Avast Mail Shield security exclusions ,  It keeps poping up at least 40 times a day, saying 
 
Now, here I used to get different info, like websit... Read more

Answer:Avast keeps giving me Mail Shield Security Exclusions

hi,
 
We will start with FRST to remove some items from the log.
 
Usually Iam only on this site once or twice per day so you may not get a reply from me until the next day.
 
Copy/paste whats below in the box into notepad. Save it as fixlist.txt in the same location you have FRST, your desktop. Click the FRST icon like before and this time click on the fix button just once. When done you will find a fixlog on your desktop. Please post the fixlog in your reply. Machine may reboot to finish the process.

HKLM\...\Run: [] => [X]
GroupPolicy: Group Policy on Chrome detected <======= ATTENTION
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
SearchScopes: HKU\.DEFAULT -> DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL =
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-19 -> DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL =
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-20 -> DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL =
C:\Users\Philip\tmp2098815588907764838.exe
C:\Users\Philip\tmp3347511962698503720.exe
C:\Users\Philip\tmp7839474401173251832.exe
2014-03-10 16:57 - 2014-03-10 16:57 - 0000000 ____H () C:\ProgramData\DP45977C.lfl
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-2793440623-1628646824-2415799637-1001 -> {21A3F5B1-BB9E-458A-815D-54E44AA350A8} URL =
CHR HKU\S-1-5-21-2793440623-16286... Read more

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Can anyone suggest the most appropriate settings for COMODO HIPS so that it would work with Avast behavior shield in tandem?
 

Answer:Avast Behavior Shield with COMODO HIPS. Which settings should I use?

U can use safe mode in comodo hips. It should work realy nice with the behavour shield from avast. Well, i would turn off hips totaly if u use comodo firewall and avast. there is no need for hips.
 

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So basically I only installed the behavior shield from the avast installation wizard. I was thinking having Kaspersky as my main AV along with avast's behavior blocker is a good set up. However, admittingly I am a novice, and I don't know if these two will clash. So far, everything seems to be going smoothly, but the WD notification icon is displaying that X and is saying I shouldn't have more than one AV installed. Thanks.
 

Answer:Using Kaspersky free with only Avast Behavior Shield installed.

I personally think it should work ok running these 2 programs if Avast is only enabled for behavior blocking.
 

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Working on a computer with 32-bit Vista. Windows Updates appear to be stuck - any updates are rolled back with the error of them "not being configured properly". Tried Googling and trying individual update solutions, but no luck.
 
PC had Microsoft Security Essentials installed, I removed it and installed Avast. Although Avast installs, the Web shield appears to be permanently disabled.
 
I have run Adwcleaner, Malwarebytes Anti-malware and Eset online scanner.  A few low-level threats were found and cleaned, but nothing has changed with the symptoms above.
 
Thanks for the help!
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version:05-03-2016 01
Ran by Shari (administrator) on P2JOFFICE (21-03-2016 11:16:46)
Running from J:\
Loaded Profiles: Shari (Available Profiles: Denise Pauls & Shari)
Platform: Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X86) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\SLsvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
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Answer:Vista not accepting updates & blocking Avast web shield

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the LogFile button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleanerCx.txt (x is a number).===I need more information. Please run this tool.Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Pleas... Read more

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Every time I click on the Account hyperlink to access my YouTube account on YouTube Avast Network Shield blocks the attempt. This is obviously a false alarm but I don't see a option to edit it's block list or to make a exception though I see it for the Web Shield. Is there anyway to fix this or do I have to pause it each time I want to access the account page on YouTube because thats the only thing that works.
 

Answer:Avast Network Shield Blocks YouTube/Account

Outlawstar15a2 said:





Every time I click on the Account hyperlink to access my YouTube account on YouTube Avast Network Shield blocks the attempt. This is obviously a false alarm but I don't see a option to edit it's block list or to make a exception though I see it for the Web Shield. Is there anyway to fix this or do I have to pause it each time I want to access the account page on YouTube because thats the only thing that works.Click to expand...

You're not alone, see Avast forum. Avast has acknowledged the problem and an update should be available soon.
 

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Hello, Thanks for being there for us.
I have a problem with my computer. After downloading a PDF file which instead of opening, suddenly disappeared and I cannot locate it. From there on whenever I open Firefox or iexplorer, Avast starts alerting me that it’s blocking a harmful website or file. Although these alerts stop when I go offline and so far the computer is running properly. Kindly assist me to fix this problem.
 
Thanks alot.
 
Taha

Answer:Avast web shield blocking harmful website whenever i go online

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

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I have gotten an error message from Avast when downloading email.

The message says that Avast mail shield cannot scan the emails because
I have an SSL secure connection configured in the mail client, Outlook Express 6.

Both incoming and outgoing server ports have "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" ticked ON.

I think this setting may be required for att.yahoo.com servers. :confused

Should I just disable the mail guard in Avast?

Thanks
 

Answer:Avast Mail Shield not working with AT&T account and Outlook Express

Have you read this?
http://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=458
 

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I recently had to restore from a system image (full restore of C:\ drive where my program and system files are kept, no changes to D:\ so my personal files weren't reset, and probably some temp files and preferences weren't either) and after doing so, and then reinstalling avast onto this system image (the image was made at a time when I had a different antivirus) I encountered a problem with firefox which seems to be something to do with conflicts with it and avast.
Immediately after the system imaging firefox worked fine, and immediately after avast's installation avast worked fine too. The I updated both of them to the latest state, restarted and logged back on. This time when I opened avast to go to google I got a warning about a certificate on google's page being unrecognised (Unfortunately I can't remember the exact wording), But I was able to follow some of the options on the dialogue brought up by firefox and see a certificate related to avast was causing the issues. I tested by temporarily disbaling avast's web and mail shields and opening firefox again, that time it went to google.co.uk without issues. I turned the web and mail shields of avast back on and I got the same certificate problem again.
Eventually I used the "I know the risks button" in firefox and created an exception, which I think might not have been the best way to solve this. Because I still had problems loading other https pages (for exmaple the links to google plus or gmail from the google home pa... Read more

Answer:Conflicts involving avast's web/mail shield certificates and firefox

It's a known issue with avast! from my experience, take a look.https://support.mozilla.org/fr/questions/981937https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=161376.0http://kb.mozillazine.org/SSL_Security_Errorhttps://support.mozilla.org/fr/questions/1032509I think the instructions you are looking for are in the first link.

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Hello everyone,
 
LighthouseParty had been trying to help me with my problem and suggested that I would post here as he did everything he could to help. Here is our threat link to see what he tried - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/558159/computer-running-slowly-antivirus-constantly-scanning/#entry3555990
 
I have posted my DDS info below. Thanks for anyone who can help.
 
Eric
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17420
Run by mark at 16:46:36 on 2014-12-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6051.4343 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Avast realtime shield constantly pops up infections when connected to internet

Hello and welcome.  Please follow these guidelines while we work on your PC:Malware removal is a sometimes lengthy and tedious process. Please stick with the thread until I’ve given you the “All clear.”  Absence of symptoms does not mean your machine is clean!Please do not run any scans or install/uninstall any applications without being directed to do so.Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within five days this thread will be closed.   Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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I've got something screwy going on with my home WinXP box, and I'm hoping someone here can point me in the direction of a solution to the problem.
I'm running XP Home, Service Pack 2, on a machine with (according to the properties tag) 960MB RAM. I've been running Avast antivirus, and allowing it to update definitions automatically. At the time this incident happened, the most recent update it had acquired was from yesterday morning.
There was a power outage at my house yesterday morning, lasting for ~2 minutes. I powered the system back on after that, and everything appeared to be working; I mention this merely for completeness of information.
The first symptom of my problem occured yesterday afternoon. I heard the little 'ding' sound made by a download finishing, during a time where I had no downloads running, and within a few minutes of this, my system seemed to grind to a halt. Anything I already had running would continue to work, but I couldn't open anything new, including the windows task manager, nor could I get new pages to load in the copy of Firefox I was running. I was planning to visit my parents' house at that point, so I powered the system down and took it with me. I had to manually power the system down (done via the on/off switch just above the power cable socket); the attempt to shut the system down fell victim to the same halt as everything else.
For the record, I may have had Spider Solitare up when I heard the ding, an... Read more

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I recently uninstalled Norton 2004 and plumped for Avast. Was running that for about a week and things seemed slow - opening windows and general surfing. Decided to get rid of that and go for AVG free. Excellent - everythings speeded up again!What was the problem?

Answer:Avast makes things slow

I have also been using Avast for a while, and although I'm extremely impressed with its efficiency there have been occasions when I wondered if my machine was running at full speed.I think I'll follow your example, and revert to AVG - to see what happens.

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when i download a file, Windows ask me if i want to save or open, if i choose open then i don't have to specify a location. later, i would be asked again to confirm open the downloaded file. if the answer is no, that would be the end. but where is the file now? how to locate it to delete it?

Answer:where is the file that i just downloaded but decide not to open?

Unless you specify a different location, files are downloaded to:

C:\users\your name\downloads

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Window 7  Home Premium
 
 
I have several strange things going on.
 
DDS log unusually short. DDS log Shows no installed programs.
Avast file requires system permissions to delete files
Security check=   The system cannot find the specified file.
 
That is just a few things.

Answer:Avast files require system permissions to delete and other things

DDS logs are not allowed in this forum. Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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It is notorious for removing software like AdwCleaner and Zemana AntiMalware Portable. It actually marks both of them as "Poor" and "untrustworthy". Both software were downloaded from official source and were not altered. Whitelisting Zemana on Norton as I type this right now.
 

Answer:How does Norton decide what File Insight removes?

Did you contact either of the developers for their response?

Norton Insight is reputation-based security, which takes a number of factors to determine a score/rating and Norton Community Watch. The ratings are not definitive.

"Traditional fingerprinting of a virus requires the security vendor to obtain a specimen of each threat before they can provide protection. Symantec's reputation-based security takes a totally different approach. It doesn't just focus on bad files, but attempts to accurately classify all software files, both good and bad, based on countless anonymous telemetry "pings" sent to Symantec every second of every day from around the world. These near real-time pings tell Symantec about:

The applications being deployed on our customer's machines (each application is uniquely identified by its SHA2 hash).
Where applications came from on the web.
Whether or not the applications are digitally signed.
How old the applications are.
A host of other attributes.
We add to this data from our Global Intelligence Network, our Security Response organization, and legitimate software vendors who provide application instances to Symantec."​
Click on 'Reputation': Star Malware Protection Technologies | Symantec
PDF Whitepaper: https://www.symantec.com/content/dam/symantec/docs/white-papers/reputation-based-security-en.pdf
Good post from QnA: How does File Insight work? | Norton Community
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Windows 98

Helping another older lady with her computer, her grand kids get on it and get adware and spyware on it and she did not even no about windows updates, anyway, Here is the problem I have

I was running CWShredder and it was clean except for one thing. A grey box came up and said it found a file but I had to say weather it was bad or not or if I should delete it or not and I have not got a clue, The file was

C:\WINDOWS\UNINSTCC.EXE I have no idea what the file is for so I cannot make that decision,I tried to google it but it does not come up with anything except to ask me if I meant UNINSTALL instead of UNINSTCC but it was UNINSTCC.EXE can someone help me???

I ran adware 1.06 and caught 157 deleted them mostly alexa related one possible and mostly tracking cookies and I think a hotbar

Ran spybot S&D 14RC and caught 119 I think 101 of them were hotbar and then a few others, it fixed all of them except one hotbar it said it could be in use or soomething so I have to find it yet

went to HJT Log and there were I think it was 6 entries regarding hotbar got rid of those and a couple of others that needed to go

setup spyblaster
script defender
ie-spyad
disabled WSH
She didn't know about windows updates, (she is a really nice lady just doesn't know much on the computer but loves it) so thats where I am now downloading 25 critical updates

I also put AVG Anti virus on for her

Can anyone tell me about the CWShredder ????
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 98- CWShredder found a file and says I have to decide if it is bad-Please Hel

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Hi,

I've just installed Avast! free antivirus on my Windows 7 PC. The installation installed something called the Mail Shield. Is there any point in having this turned on if I only access my emails using Yahoo's webmail service? Does it only scan mail if I use a client such as Windows Live Mail 2011?

Thanks in Advance!

Answer:Do I need the Avast Free Mail Shield if I use Yahoo Mail online

You don't need it if you are using a web based mail like yahoo. You can do a custom install of avast and untick the mail shield.

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okay. vista homeprem sp2 32bit, no OS disc, not armed to try to dig up the semi-hidden partition that's supposed to be a recovery disc.enjoying some downtime, playing an mmo, alttabbed out to check some chat stuff. someone linked some odd article at siliconera, and I made the mistake of clicking. moments later, the game's anti-hack thing had a conniption, as various crap popped along either wanting to happen or crashing.so I kill that page, kill the browser, break out MBAM. finds some stuff: the aforementioned rootkit.0access and trojan.phex.thagen6. kill those with it, and reboot as it wants... suddenly windows dragging on getting fully up and running. and then when avast's tray icon popped up it was red X time. so I check, and the avast service isn't running. so I click to start it. several times. and then I go to services.msc and go to start it. I get error 1068: the dependancy service or group failed to start. run ESET's online scanner. it finds "a sirefef variant". tell it to kill that. still no luck. go to run aswmbr, initialization error C0000001 - driver not loadedaccess is denied. try to run tdss killer, it tells me new version, I get that, find that tdsskiller can't load it's driver either. I just ran mbam again and got another rootkit.0access. wouldn't be suprised to see another sirefef if I were to rerun ESET.I opened up autoruns and found a whole (censored)load of stuff coming up "file not found" even though I c... Read more

Answer:HELP! malware hell has descended and is preventing avast things and TDSS killer from loading drivers/services!

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixLink 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopIMPORTANT....1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note:Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlNote: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.===Third party programs if not up to date can be the ca... Read more

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Huh, i have downloaded a virus called "PDM.RootShell". Detected by Kaspersky IS 2011. I have rebooted my PC. Some bugs had fixed, but not all...

I have the yellow and blue shields on many .exe files , like this:

file://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8...ieldonbutt.jpg
Shield on button?
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9254/shieldonexe.jpg
Shield on .exe file.

And then i'm trying to open an .exe file, it shows this table:
http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/365/tableen.jpg
Translation:






Quote:
Windows protection

These files are denied to oepn

Your internet protection settings denied to open one or some files.

[ADRESS]

^ Hide details [Close]

Why I can't open these files?


Someone could explain what i need to do? I'll really will be thanked, if someone will help to fix the problem...

I'm running:

Windows 7 32 Bit
4 GB RAM
Intel(R) HD Graphics 1 GB
0,5 TB of hard disk
Laptop

Answer:Shield on the .EXE file. PLEASE HELP!

See this page [Solved] What is pdm.rootshell it was detected by kaspersky internet security ( KIV )? - Security Answers
And this page PDM Rootshell - Kaspersky Lab Forum

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I HAVE WINDOWS 7 AND THE AVAST (FREE EDITION) IS SHOWING THAT THE FILE SYSTEM SHIELD AND P2P SHIELD AND IM SHIELD HAVE STOPPED. HOW DO I PUT THIS RIGHT. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!

Answer:FILE SYSTEM SHIELD SAYS 'STOPPED'

Repair avast!:
1. Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs -> avast!
2. Scroll down and click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.

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Sorry, I realize this post is in the wrong forum... please ignore and I'll find somewhere else to post it

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Hi,

I unfortunately was infected with the Security Shield virus earlier today, but was able to remove it thanks to your very helpful uninstall guide at (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-my-security-shield). However, I had an issue when I got to Step 18. Windows would not allow me to save the new HOSTS file at C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS and instead forced me to save it in the users folder. Is it a problem that I no longer have my HOSTS file saved in the original location?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Security Shield - HOSTS file

Were you able to remove the HOSTS file after running the batch file listed in step 17?

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It looks like a legitimate process, but it won't let me not abort the connection. Any help? I may have disabled a vital windows process.
 

Answer:Avast File Reputation Blocking Anniversary Update File

Can someone edit the imgur link text, not sure how to do that
 

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I am also having trouble going through the instructions to remove the HOSTS file. The only HOSTS file I see is HOSTS.ics Is this the file that needs to be removed?

Answer:My Security Shield - HOSTS File Removal

Why exactly are you trying to remove "hosts" file?

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Hello,
I am not sure if I still have malware on my computer. Here is what happened tonight:

I decided to search for information about Trend Micro internet security.
I did not know the correct spelling of the company name. I opened Firefox and typed in Yahoo search on the AVG toolbar: trin micro anti virus. After pressing enter, I got the AVG Web Shield Alert that said Accessed File is Infected. The Firefox address bar showed http://4cleanspyware.com (attached is a zip file with a screen shot).

I opened AVG and tried to update, but it said no updates available, so I had their latest database. I ran a complete scan, and no threat was found.

Then I used HouseCall 6.5 by Trend Micro to scan my computer. It found 2 threats: TROJ_AGENT.AING which it was able to fix. The second one it could not: Detected vulnerabilities MS01-028 currently no information available (attached screen shot).

I have attached a zip file with 2 screen shots of the malware detection.

Then I registered with your site and ran HJT Here is the error log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:54:40 PM, on 9/20/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\Iden... Read more

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Hello i tried a couple of anti spyware and it says it cant remove Memory Shield and Bowser Home page Shield anyone know how to remove them, Thanks...
 

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I removed Security Shield 2012 from my laptop which has Windows 7. All went well until I got to Step 23 in Bleeping Computer website (.../virus-removal/remove-security-shield). I deleted the HOSTS file and downloaded Windows 7 HOSTS file. However, I can't save it in the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS file. I unchecked the hide system protected files but still can't find it beyond "drivers."
Help please?
Thank you!

Answer:Can't find HOSTS file after removing Security Shield

Run the fixit ,restart the PC and see if it helpsHosts fixitgood luck

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I've removed the Welcome Screen branding, changed the Orb & its Balloon Tip as well as the StartUp sound. By installing SP1, will these be reset to Window's default which will mean for me to reapply my changes?

Answer:SP1 & customizations

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CJW


I've removed the Welcome Screen branding, changed the Orb & its Balloon Tip as well as the StartUp sound. By installing SP1, will these be reset to Window's default which will mean for me to reapply my changes?


Yes
Jerry

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Here is what AVG detected:
File Name: c:\Windows\System32\Services.exe
Threat Name: Trojan horse Dropper.Generic_c.MMI

I posted for assistance with this earlier, and the tech recommended I get gold/blue shield level assistance with the problem.

HijackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:20:06 AM, on 6/28/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_2_202_235_ActiveX.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Mitch\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://start.toshiba.com/g/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://my.msn.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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Answer:gold/blue shield help with Generic trojan in System 32 file

You already have this thread going in the "Virus & Other Malware Removal" section, so there was no need to start 2 new threads.

I've requested a gold/blue shield removal specialist jump in to help you.

This section is very busy, so be patient.

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Hello - this morning I clicked on an image online and ended up with the My Security Shield infection. I successfully went through the removal process as recommended by bleepingcomputer - but have been unable to complete the last step - deleting the HOSTS file. Can someone help me with this? I just went to the cmd prompt and typed in del c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS and was denied. What should I try next?

Thanks so much!

Answer:My Security Shield removal unable to delete HOSTS file

First off any time you use the cmd prompt you have to right click cmd.exe and choose Run as AdministratorYou can navigate there manually by following the path you typed which is:c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTSIf you delete this you can make a new hosts file in note pad.create a note pad file inside of it copy and paste the following text.# Copyright © 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.## This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.## This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one# space.## Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.## For example:## 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.# 127.0.0.1 localhost# ::1 localhostName the file HOSTS without an extension, in other words it does not need .txt in the name.Place the new HOSTS file in your etc folder.Bruce.

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Hi.
I noticed, using Autoruns, that since few days in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components there is "Web Platform Customizations" (C:\Windows\SysWow64\ie4uinit.exe). I've searched for it on Google but I've not found anything interesting. What is it?

Thanks.
Joe

EDIT: I forgot to mention also C:\Windows\SysWow64\rdpclip.exe in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\Wds\rdpwd\Startup Programs.

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Well, i will be formatting my disk pretty soon and re-install XP, SP2. But i do not want to loose all the customizations that i made to the OS for over 6 months. By customizations, i mean, visual settings, folder views etc. Everytime i re-install i hav to go through the painful task customizing the OS for hours. I want to avoid that.

So i want to back these up. How do i do this. Will backing up my user profile do the trick. Again how do i do that.

PS: If i am posting this in the wrong section, please guide me. And also sorry for the noob query.
 

Answer:Back up my customizations?? How.

I know that True Image 10 can make a backup of the user profile. I've used it some time ago, and all the settings were restored well.
 

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Can't find a Twist forum, so posting here. How do I get the touchscreen to appear automatically when I click in a search box?

Answer:Touchscreen Customizations

touchscreen? Touchscreen keyboard? or touchscreen option in the control panel?

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So I'm working on creating a reference image for myself and some friends. The idea was to debloat windows as much as possible. I figured out how to do most of what I need through trial and error, however, there are a few last changes that I just can't seem to figure out.

1. Is it possible to turn off the "most used" section in the start menu in audit mode? Because windows is not activated I can't just use the settings to disable it.

2. Can Cortana and Settings be removed from the 'all apps' list? I know they are system apps, and I don't want to remove them entirely, just the icons.

3. Is it possible to remove the folders: "Contacts", "Favourites", "Links", "Saved Games", and "Searches" from each user? No matter what I do a few come back most of the time it seems to be "Favourites", even system hiding them doesn't seem to work.

That's really about it, any help would be much appreciated

(Apologies, this post is actually a duplicate I'm new here and couldn't figure out how to move it)

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Hi all,
im starting at Windows 7 today and I bought the Home Basic OS, but im having some problems here like:

-> Is Home Basic allow to enable themes?!
-> How can i enable SideBar?
-> How can i show the main icons at desktop like My Computer, Recycle, Documents...

pls, i need help..
Thx all..
Guilherme!!

Answer:Some customizations questions

Can't help you with the first two, but desktop icons are found if you right click on the desktop and pick "Personalize" on the context menu, then up on the left side of the control panel you'll see "Change Desktop Icons".

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Hello my Geek friends!!!

i got some questions & queries regarding customization especially applying a new 3rd party theme downloaded from deviantart,customX,sevenforum etc.

I know that system files need to be patched before 1 can get going with these themes. So here my question bank:
1) How can 1 know if his system files are patched if he/she has already done it in the past?

2) Which theme patcher to use? As some does the patching of files pretty nicely but once 1 restart the comp then its a NEVER LOGIN situation ie on the logon screen you don't get the login option & within 4-5 secs the screen is gone & the comp reboot itself & will keep doing the same till ETERNITY so only resort is Restore & if 1 unfortunately doesn't have that then a complete re-installation of OS....

3) What are the DO's & Don't's while applying a 3rd party themes as even after following every step as mentioned on the site the theme doesn't work & give a hard time..........?

4) Which system files are to be patched as he/she may not be aware of the fact & 1 of the system file after being patched gives the problem mentioned in question# 2?

I know that applying a theme is a sole responsibility of the user & not the creator of the theme or Microsoft but we all love playing with our LOVELY Windows OS....i do it 2-3 times everyday (hasn't tried anything in the last 5 weeks) but will be back on this, so wanted to make sure i don't SCREW this up BIG-TIME.........

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Answer:Customizations Basic queries???

1. Follow the tutorial Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes , download the patches from there . Run the appropriate patch. If the system files are patched already, it will say that the files are patched .

2. Just as the same of the first answer ... use the patch listed there in the tutorial . It wount create any problem .

3. Do's : Only one thing ... have an image backup of your system before applying patches or replacing system files , so that you can get your things back if the situation goes really critical . Dont's : Dont apply a theme with an installer that runs an adware .

4. themeservice.dll , themeui.dll and uxtheme.dll .
If you want to replace system files like explorer.exe, explorerframe.dll etc , you are to take ownership of those files .

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Hello out there!

I would like to know how to save all of my IE customizations, such as my home page tabs setup, my Toolbar options settings, all of my personal IE settings, so that I can uninstall IE and then reinstall it, and if my personal settings were not what is causing the problem, then I can restore them as well.

How can I save all of my personal IE settings to a file so that I can restore them if necessary? I already know how to export the bookmarks/favorites, cookies, and RSS feeds, but surely there must be a way to preserve all of the other settings that I have spent hours tweaking. If so, can someone please tell me how, and if there is not a way, why?

Thanks!

Answer:How do I save IE customizations & settings?

Try BackREX.

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How do I remove the desktop.ini and Thumbs.db files that appear on the desktop?

Also, I don't use OneDrive, so how do I delete the OneDrive icon from the desktop (there is no option for that on right-click)?

Thanks.

Answer:Taskbar, icons customizations

In case anyone wants to know, I figured out how to do some of this.

Removing desktop.ini and Thumbs.db files from the desktop calls for hiding them via View > Options > View, and then checking "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)."

And for OneDrive, there are these excellent resources:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4818-onedrive-add-remove-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html
and
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

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Where are start menu tiles (pinned shortcuts) stored? I can't find them. I want to customize the start menu and back it up to deploy elsewhere.

Answer:pin to start menu customizations

OK I've found them to be stored under %localappdata%\tiledatalayer

No idea how to manage this thus far. There's the "access denied" problem when trying to delete.

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I'm running several win10 machines. I've spent quite a bit of time and effort customizing the UI, taskbar, shortcuts, etc., on them. I'd like to take all my changes from one of my machines and apply those changes to all the rest. No, I haven't the foggiest idea about the myriad settings and whatnot which I've changed, I just like how that one machine looks and how the menus present themselves and how the settings work.

When Win10 installs, it has a default user configuration. I have changed it. Is that "delta" available somewhere?

Or, is there a configuration file somewhere which can be imported/exported, onto different machines (different user names, logins, files, folders, programs, etc.)?

Thanks,
Ken

Answer:Exporting my OS customizations to another build...

A good deal of your W10 settings can be synced between devices but only if you use a Microsoft account to log in. To read up on this topic see the following tutorial:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

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Hi, Trying to reinstall/recover my W520 with Win7. Ordered and received  the discs from Lenovo. Everything goes smooth. Installation progress as expected and after awhile the W520 starts to reboot, as it should. Then the message "Please wait, Preload Customizations in Progress.." appears. And stays. Background is pitch black, only this message is visible in a "Preload System Setup" window. It's been stuck like that for aprox. 4 hours now. Is this really normal? Have tried do click the X in the window, but it only leads to a total restard. Back to square one, re-do the process and the face the "Please wait, Preload Customizations in Progress.." message again. Any help or info is greatly appreciated.  

Answer:Preload Customizations in Progress

Hello and welcome,
 
Any chance there's a "pop-behind" window waiting for user input that's hidden behind the window with focus?
 
From:  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Community-Spotlight/ThinkPad-T450s-SSD-migration-amp-OS-Installation-Cl...
 

 

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I was wondering if there are or will be any programs like TGTsoft for windows vista. I would very much like to customize my desktop like I did with XP.
 

Answer:Vista Themes Customizations

There is atleast one theme available at Neowin.net. It involves switching the uxtheme.dll file, instead of using thrid party software, which seems to be the much better method.
 

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Hi there,

Until recently I was using FF fine, but suddenly I am getting the default settings every time I open the browser, even though I try to customize it each time. Any suggestions? Does customizing the browser involve a registry edit? I have recently started running a lot of different anti-spyware programs, one of which blocks changes to the registry without warning and asking for direction first. But I haven't gotten any warnings.

If not to the registry, then where do configuration changes get saves, and why might that not be saving like it should??

Thanks.

Edit: Nevermind. Delete this thread please.

Funnily enough, the answer was in the FF online help FAQ. Close FF, restart in FF Safe Mode, reset whatever needs to be reset (in this case the "localstore.rdf" file), and restart. Easy as 1-2-3. Amazing those FAQ's....
 

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My Picture folders in XP do not have the Customization tab( in My Pictures Properties). So I cannot make the folder a Folder Album or whatever.
Also the Task pane at the left side shows tasks for Music tasks. But I cannot reassign the folder attributes.
Any ideas, please?
 

Answer:Folder customizations in My Pictures

You will not get the customization option on special folders, Microsoft disables them. If you check, you won't have that option on the My Documents folder either.

If what you are wanting is for it to be viewed as a filmstrip, you can use the view option in Explorer to set the view for that folder as a filmstrip.

As for the music tasks being shown, I have no idea why, but you might can use Tweakui to reassign the folder.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
Once you get the copy and have installed it, start the program and go to the My Computer section and open up the special folders section.

Find the My Pictures section and change it to another folder. Logoff.

After you log back on, go back and change the My Pictures back to the original location.

You may have to reassign the My Music folder also. It is possible that windows thinks that the My Pictures folder is also the My Music folder, so that may be why you are getting the Music tasks.
 

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I've spent a lot of time customizing the graphics on the folders I use in Windows XP. When I copy or move a folder from one location to another, however, the customizations are lost. Is there a way to keep them?
 

Answer:Retaining Folder Customizations

Can you provide more detail?

i.e. How and what are you doing? How are you copying or moving a folder?
 

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In my root drive of my XPS 8900 I have this large folder:  C:\Recovery\Customizations\Apps.ppkg.
It contains 4GB.  I have searched around and found some people complaining that this folder is growing.  Mine is too new to tell. 
But what is it for?  I want to delete it since I am now operating on a relatively small SSD and really don't need extra needles folders here. 

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Windows 10 home running on an alienware 17.

I just checked to see why I'm getting low on system space and found this thing

apps.ppkg in the c:\Recovery\Customizations folder at 4+ GB...

What is it? Can I delete it? If not, how do I shrink it?

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Windows 10 home running on an alienware 17.

I just checked to see why I'm getting low on system space and found this thing

apps.ppkg in the c:\Recovery\Customizations folder at 4+ GB...

What is it? Can I delete it? If not, how do I shrink it?

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Hi, Recently, my hard drive died on my T61 ThinkPad. I have received a new hard drive from Lenovo and having followed all the instructions to install the 4 recovery DVDs that came with the hard drive, I have now reached a stage where the screen reads: "Please wait, Preload Customizations in progress.....". Now I do realise that this process is very time consuming but can someone reassure me that nothing is wrong and I should be prepared to wait for as long as it takes? Any help will be highly appreciated. Many thanks, Dadzi

Answer:Please wait, Preload Customizations in progress.....

As far as I can tell from my experience depending on your hardware it may take arounf 3 hours or more.Hope everything is allright wiht your machine as I write.Cheers!





ThinkPad T500 2242-CTO P8600 / 4GB RAM / WSXGA+ / HDD Fujitsu 7200rpm 1TB / 6 Cell Sony / Windows 8 Pro 64-bitThinkPad Tablet 2ThinkPad X61s 7669-3KG Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

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hi all

My folder customizations have disappeared, they used to show the front cover of a music album (one folder per album) Inside, the subfolders, (disc1, disc2 etc) used to show the files (these individual files were again showing the album cover, changed using an MP3 tag editor.) These have also disappeared.

With over 10,000 albums all anally ordered and looking cool, i'm hoping that it's nothing to serious!

i first noticed this problem after removing my sata HDD (pc was shut down), oddly though, some other folders still show the pics, but not the important ones :-/

any help would be appreciated

Stool

Answer:Windows 7; Folder customizations have disappeared

Uh, hate to ask the obvious, but was the SATA HDD returned to the system?

What program is showing these album covers?

Sounds like the HDD removed had all the data for them on it.

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I'd like to force all my systems to "Show icon and notifications" for my antivirus software.  That way users will be able to see when the icon changes indicating that the AV is no longer working.  I've found ways of forcing all icons to show but I'd like to selectively just force this one to show.  I know how to force it to show using the "Customize..." system interface but I'd like to force it to happen through a reg hack, group policy or copying a file or something.  I've got too many users using too many different systems to run around and manually change it each time a new users logs on.  Is there a way of putting this setting in the default profile so it automatically happens for everybody?  Thanks for your help.

Answer:Where are the System Tray Customizations stored?

Hi Curt,I tried to monitor the change of registry keys and noticed that the following key is changed after modify the settings in Customize:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotifyBut the value is not a simple "0"/"1" so we may not able to find out the exact value which control the show/hide option.Edit:I did more research and found follownig explanation for the change in Windows 7:
There is no way for applications to programmatically always show themselves top level on the system tray either on first install or at any time during runtime. This is one of several changes we’ve made in Windows 7 in an effort to produce a cleaner, quieter desktop that is in the user’s control to customize the top level with their favorite applications and icons.
 
We keep the user in control of the notification area by not allowing programmatic promotion (other than temporarily or to show a notification). Assuming the machine is sufficiently quiet, when you first add your icon with Shell_NotifyIcon(NIM_ADD, ...) it will be shown on the taskbar for 45 seconds, then move into the overflow
thereafter. If the user promotes an icon, it will always live on the taskbar. If the user demotes it, the icon will never be seen on the taskbar. Any promotion needs to be user initiated. We’ve made this much easier in Windows 7 via drag/drop & through the Notification Area Icons control panel, and what ... Read more

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Windows 10 home running on an alienware 17.

I just checked to see why I'm getting low on system space and found this thing

apps.ppkg in the c:\Recovery\Customizations folder at 4+ GB...

What is it? Can I delete it? If not, how do I shrink it?

Answer:What is Apps.ppkg in c:\Recovery\Customizations?

Hello? Bad question? Question already answered?

Anybody? How do I get rid of this thing, or if I can't, shrink it?

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Hi,

I reformat once every few months and spend a lot of time customizing WXP everytime I reinstall it. Would you know if there's a way within XP or via a program that you can save all your customizations so you can just export it all back in?

Look, these are some of the customizations I have to deal with(some don't take long but combined they take just too much time):

Internet Explorer settings
Windows Help Favorites
Windows Service Pack updates (so you dont have to download all the updates everytime you reinstall WXP)
Custom Windows Sound Scheme
Start Menu customizations
Taskbar customizations
Norton Antivirus virus signatures (so you don't have to download)
Modified hard drive letters
Explorer view customizations
Paging file settings (I set it to a drive other than system drive)
System Restore settings (off on some drives)
Indexing Service (off on some drives)
Desktop and Display properties
Recycle Bin settings (for multiple drives)
Hardware Profiles
Norton Protection settings (multiple drives)

Please help if you know something! Sometimes I have to reformat more often when trying different configurations.

Thanks very much for anything you have to say!
 

Answer:Saving all WXP customizations before reformat/reinstall.

Do you have access to Norton Ghost? That would be the easiest way to do it.
 

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Seems the 1607 update is more of an upgrade and many customizations I had previously done have been reset to their default

The first one I'm trying to fix is the volume UI.
Is there a new way to change the new volume UI to the old style version?

I used to be able to go to:
1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\
2. Find key MTCUVC under CurrentVersion key.
3. Set EnableMtcUvc value to 0

Well MTCUVC is no longer there. Can one still somehow revert back to the old style volume UI?

Answer:Win10 1607 update broke my customizations

Seems the 'Restore Old Clock in Win10' is broken too

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

Click on the Immersiveshell folder
Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value
Name it UseWin32TrayClockExperience
Set the value to 1

No longer works.
Tried logging off/on

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I hope a moderator/admin can sticky this as it's a great find.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/

You'll find hundreds of tweaks and add-ons to customize Vista to your liking.
 

Answer:Tons of Windows Vista customizations and tweaks!

Seems like a useful link to me, I'll sticky it
 

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They dreamed of a better browser . . . and before you could say "explore no more," Firefox was born. But already you want more. Tighter security, greater functionality. A custom installation for Linux. Maybe even that unique extension you've always dreamed of creating. Well, if you want to tweak the Fox, here are over 400 pages of ways to do it. From hacking profile settings to cracking links and cleaning out the cookie jar, this is the stuff that puts you in control.

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Code:
http://rapidshare.de/files/10305900/...ng_Firefox.rar

Answer:Hacking Firefox : More Than 150 Hacks, Mods, and Customizations

I take it that this is a legal shared version?

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Seems the 1607 update is more of an upgrade and many customizations I had previously done have been reset to their default

The first one I'm trying to fix is the volume UI.
Is there a new way to change the new volume UI to the old style version?

I used to be able to go to:
1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\
2. Find key MTCUVC under CurrentVersion key.
3. Set EnableMtcUvc value to 0

Well MTCUVC is no longer there. Can one still somehow revert back to the old style volume UI?

Answer:Win10 1607 update broke my customizations

Seems the 'Restore Old Clock in Win10' is broken too

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

Click on the Immersiveshell folder
Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value
Name it UseWin32TrayClockExperience
Set the value to 1

No longer works.
Tried logging off/on

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Hi,First time poster. Windows XP overrun with malware. I've run hjt, norton, spybot and adaware all in safe mode (except Norton which wouldn't run in safe mode) but the winfixer pop up remains, also see reoccurences of surfsidekick, cashback, bargainbuddy, and others.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:06:06 AM, on 8/7/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\IBM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVir... Read more

Answer:hjt log file winfixer among other things!

I followed the instruction inPossible Aurora Attackwith ewido (which seemed to remove loads of spyware) hjt (I removed a few things I've recognised as bad guys in the last two days) then ccleaner all in safe mode.Rebooted back to normal XP.Still getting winfixer pop-ups.However, the ewido report and hjt log I saved to the desktop in safe mode are nowhere to be seen!Here's the latest hjt log.Also, since all this malware infected the PC, Windows Search refuses to work for "All files and folders" and if you try to do any searches that include system files or hidden files and folders. Any way to recover this?Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:49:48 AM, on 8/7/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\cc... Read more

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