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Unknown proxy was set. Unknown network adapter.

Question: Unknown proxy was set. Unknown network adapter.

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1. I ran HijackThis as you do and saw the following line which I removed.
Internet Settings, ProxyServer = running DDS in the dds.txt file I found these settings which may be unrelated but I cannot explain them.TCP: Interfaces\{5D969EFE-1A71-4BC0-950C-B6214B4FC1DD} : DHCPNameServer = I found these items I ran CCleaner just to lighten the amount I needed to scan. Then I ran ComboFix and Malwarebytes Antimalware and found nothing. I then used GMER and removed a virtual cdrom that had been sitting on my computer long after Deamon Tools had been removed. 
It is the proxy server that worries me. Doing a quick search of it there does seem to be a Trojan keylogger that will listen on that port.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.11.2
Run by User at 8:31:46 on 2013-02-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.16375.13969 [GMT 0:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files (x86)\NEC Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Diamondback 3G\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Diamondback 3G\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Diamondback 3G\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k WindowsMobile
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Office Document Cache Handler: {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL
uRun: [GoogleDriveSync] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe" /autostart
uRun: [HydraVisionDesktopManager] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe"
mRun: [NUSB3MON] "C:\Program Files (x86)\NEC Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe"
mRun: [amd_dc_opt] C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\Dual-Core Optimizer\amd_dc_opt.exe
mRun: [StartCCC] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
mRun: [Diamondback] C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Diamondback 3G\razerhid.exe
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:145
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDrives = dword:0
mPolicies-Explorer: NoDrives = dword:0
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = dword:3
mPolicies-System: EnableUIADesktopToggle = dword:0
mPolicies-System: EnableLUA = dword:0
mPolicies-System: PromptOnSecureDesktop = dword:0
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://
TCP: Interfaces\{5D969EFE-1A71-4BC0-950C-B6214B4FC1DD} : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{F74D5F8C-1132-40C3-B73C-4CDD7F7B5C02} : NameServer =
Filter: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\MSOXMLMF.DLL
SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook - {B5A7F190-DDA6-4420-B3BA-52453494E6CD} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL
x64-BHO: SteadyVideoBHO Class: {6C680BAE-655C-4E3D-8FC4-E6A520C3D928} - C:\Program Files\AMD\SteadyVideo\SteadyVideo.dll
x64-BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL
x64-BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll
x64-BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
x64-BHO: Office Document Cache Handler: {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL
x64-BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jp2ssv.dll
x64-Run: [MSC] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
x64-IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll
x64-IE: {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - {FFFDC614-B694-4AE6-AB38-5D6374584B52} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
x64-DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} - hxxp://
x64-Filter: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\MSOXMLMF.DLL
x64-SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook - {B5A7F190-DDA6-4420-B3BA-52453494E6CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ki7kwdno.default\
FF - prefs.js: - Yahoo
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://
FF - plugin: C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office14\NPAUTHZ.DLL
FF - plugin: C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office14\NPSPWRAP.DLL
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AIR\nppdf32.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Battlelog Web Plugins\1.132.0\npesnlaunch.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Battlelog Web Plugins\1.138.0\npesnlaunch.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\BF3 Alpha Trial Web Plugins\npesnlaunch.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\plugin\npgeplugin.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\plugin2\npjp2.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight\4.1.10329.0\npctrlui.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\npuplaypc.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\npuplaypchub.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\NPWLPG.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Facebook\npfbplugin_1_0_3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ki7kwdno.default\extensions\[email protected]\plugins\npBP4FUpdater.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\plugins\npgoogletalk.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\plugins\npgtpo3dautoplugin.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\System32\Wat\npWatWeb.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_11_5_502_146.dll
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R0 ahcix64s;ahcix64s;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ahcix64s.sys [2012-2-17 234040]
R0 MpFilter;Microsoft Malware Protection Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\MpFilter.sys [2012-8-30 228768]
R0 tdrpman273;Acronis Try&Decide and Restore Points filter (build 273);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\tdrpm273.sys [2012-6-16 1263200]
R2 AODDriver4.01;AODDriver4.01;C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\amd64\aoddriver2.sys [2012-4-9 57472]
R2 AODDriver4.1;AODDriver4.1;C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\OverDrive\amd64\AODDriver2.sys [2011-10-13 55936]
R2 NisDrv;Microsoft Network Inspection System;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\NisDrvWFP.sys [2010-10-24 128456]
R3 amdiox64;AMD IO Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\amdiox64.sys [2011-1-27 46136]
R3 AtiHDAudioService;AMD Function Driver for HD Audio Service;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\AtihdW76.sys [2012-5-14 96896]
R3 MSHUSBVideo;NX6000/NX3000/VX2000/VX5000/VX5500/VX7000/Cinema Filter Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nx6000.sys [2010-12-13 36720]
R3 NisSrv;Microsoft Network Inspection;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisSrv.exe [2012-9-12 368896]
R3 nusb3hub;NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Hub Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nusb3hub.sys [2010-1-22 77824]
R3 nusb3xhc;NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nusb3xhc.sys [2010-1-22 180224]
R3 Razerlow;Razer Pro|Solutions;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\DB3G.sys [2005-11-7 21120]
R3 RecFltr;Reclusa Keyboard;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\RecFltr.sys [2010-5-15 44800]
R3 usbfilter;AMD USB Filter Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbfilter.sys [2012-4-29 56448]
R3 VIAHdAudAddService;VIA High Definition Audio Driver Service;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\viahduaa.sys [2010-12-5 1342064]
R3 VMfilt;VMfilt;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\VMfilt64.sys [2010-4-30 25600]
R3 yukonw7;NDIS6.2 Miniport Driver for Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\yk62x64.sys [2010-2-15 401696]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 130384]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 138576]
S3 afcdp;afcdp;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\afcdp.sys [2012-6-16 285280]
S3 AODDriver4.0;AODDriver4.0;C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\amd64\aoddriver2.sys [2012-4-9 57472]
S3 dg_ssudbus;SAMSUNG Mobile USB Composite Device Driver (DEVGURU Ver.);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssudbus.sys [2012-7-30 102240]
S3 ENTECH64;ENTECH64;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\Entech64.sys [2010-4-30 12744]
S3 Netaapl;Apple Mobile Device Ethernet Service;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\netaapl64.sys [2011-5-10 22528]
S3 RdpVideoMiniport;Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\rdpvideominiport.sys [2011-10-11 20992]
S3 ssudmdm;SAMSUNG  Mobile USB Modem Drivers (DEVGURU Ver.);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssudmdm.sys [2012-7-30 203104]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\TsUsbFlt.sys [2011-10-11 59392]
S3 USBAAPL64;Apple Mobile USB Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbaapl64.sys [2012-2-15 52736]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;C:\Windows\System32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2010-6-18 1255736]
S4 afcdpsrv;Acronis Nonstop Backup Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\CDP\afcdpsrv.exe [2012-6-16 3246040]
S4 AMD External Events Utility;AMD External Events Utility;C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe [2012-12-2 240640]
S4 AMD FUEL Service;AMD FUEL Service;C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\Fuel.Service.exe [2012-12-2 361984]
S4 AODService;AODService;C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\OverDrive\AODAssist.exe [2011-10-13 136616]
S4 gfi_lanss9_attservice;GFI LANguard 9 Attendant Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\GFI\LANguard 9\lnssatt.exe [2010-11-13 329144]
S4 SkypeUpdate;Skype Updater;C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Updater\Updater.exe [2012-10-19 160944]
=============== File Associations ===============
FileExt: .txt: Applications\notepad++.exe="C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" "%1" [UserChoice]
FileExt: .js: Applications\notepad++.exe="C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" "%1" [UserChoice]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2013-02-08 08:28:39    9161176    ----a-w-    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{5BC3CD99-5B54-4AB8-BFBE-B825ACE85A0E}\mpengine.dll
2013-02-07 19:00:09    --------    d-----w-    C:\FRST
2013-02-06 18:17:28    9161176    ------w-    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\Backup\mpengine.dll
2013-02-06 18:10:04    --------    d-----w-    C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Programs
2013-02-06 18:06:38    --------    d-----w-    C:\$RECYCLE.BIN
2013-02-03 08:29:58    --------    d-----w-    C:\Windows\8A809006C25A4A3A9DAB94659BCDB107.TMP
2013-01-09 17:55:44    750592    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\win32spl.dll
==================== Find3M  ====================
2013-02-04 05:56:40    697864    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2013-02-04 05:56:39    74248    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2013-01-30 10:53:22    273840    ------w-    C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe
2013-01-13 10:59:45    281688    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\PnkBstrB.xtr
2013-01-13 10:59:45    281688    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\PnkBstrB.exe
2013-01-13 08:14:30    281688    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\PnkBstrB.ex0
2013-01-12 03:30:18    95648    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\WindowsAccessBridge-32.dll
2012-12-16 17:11:22    46080    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atmlib.dll
2012-12-16 14:45:03    367616    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atmfd.dll
2012-12-16 14:13:28    295424    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atmfd.dll
2012-12-16 14:13:20    34304    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atmlib.dll
2012-12-15 12:27:31    76888    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\PnkBstrA.exe
2012-12-14 16:49:28    24176    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
2012-12-07 13:20:16    441856    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\Wpc.dll
2012-12-07 13:15:31    2746368    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\gameux.dll
2012-12-07 12:26:17    308736    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\Wpc.dll
2012-12-07 12:20:43    2576384    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\gameux.dll
2012-12-07 11:20:04    30720    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:20:03    43520    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:20:03    23552    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:20:01    45568    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:20:01    44544    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:20:01    20480    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:20:00    20480    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:19:59    20480    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:19:58    46592    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:19:57    40960    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:19:57    21504    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:19:57    15360    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:19:56    55296    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-07 11:19:55    51712    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\
2012-12-03 19:41:30    821736    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\npdeployJava1.dll
2012-12-03 19:41:30    746984    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\deployJava1.dll
2012-12-02 08:31:34    5626536    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atiumdag.dll
2012-12-02 08:29:48    11270656    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
2012-12-02 08:17:12    23455744    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atio6axx.dll
2012-12-02 08:00:18    163840    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atiapfxx.exe
2012-12-02 07:59:56    70144    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\coinst_9.01.8.dll
2012-12-02 07:58:44    51200    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\aticalrt64.dll
2012-12-02 07:58:42    46080    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\aticalrt.dll
2012-12-02 07:58:36    44544    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\aticalcl64.dll
2012-12-02 07:58:34    44032    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\aticalcl.dll
2012-12-02 07:58:24    16082944    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\aticaldd64.dll
2012-12-02 07:57:54    18979328    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atioglxx.dll
2012-12-02 07:54:08    13703168    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\aticaldd.dll
2012-12-02 07:50:46    949248    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\aticfx32.dll
2012-12-02 07:48:52    1137664    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\aticfx64.dll
2012-12-02 07:46:46    6684672    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atidxx32.dll
2012-12-02 07:41:44    4674048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atiumd6a.dll
2012-12-02 07:37:46    442368    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atidemgy.dll
2012-12-02 07:37:36    548864    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
2012-12-02 07:36:50    240640    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
2012-12-02 07:35:26    120320    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atitmm64.dll
2012-12-02 07:35:10    21504    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atimuixx.dll
2012-12-02 07:35:04    59392    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atiedu64.dll
2012-12-02 07:35:00    43520    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\ati2edxx.dll
2012-12-02 07:29:30    3862528    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atiumdva.dll
2012-12-02 07:29:04    7378944    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atidxx64.dll
2012-12-02 07:24:50    6781440    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atiumd64.dll
2012-12-02 07:18:38    79360    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\amdave64.dll
2012-12-02 07:18:30    78336    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\amdave32.dll
2012-12-02 07:18:18    74240    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atisamu64.dll
2012-12-02 07:18:12    71168    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atisamu32.dll
2012-12-02 07:17:54    56320    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atimpc64.dll
2012-12-02 07:17:54    56320    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\amdpcom64.dll
2012-12-02 07:17:44    56832    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atimpc32.dll
2012-12-02 07:17:44    56832    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\amdpcom32.dll
2012-12-02 07:14:28    53248    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ati2erec.dll
2012-12-02 07:14:10    619008    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atiadlxx.dll
2012-12-02 07:14:00    421888    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atiadlxy.dll
2012-12-02 07:13:44    17920    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atig6pxx.dll
2012-12-02 07:13:42    14848    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atiglpxx.dll
2012-12-02 07:13:42    14848    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atiglpxx.dll
2012-12-02 07:13:38    41984    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atig6txx.dll
2012-12-02 07:13:30    33280    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atigktxx.dll
2012-12-02 07:13:20    546816    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\atikmpag.sys
2012-12-02 07:11:28    130048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atiuxp64.dll
2012-12-02 07:11:20    109568    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atiuxpag.dll
2012-12-02 07:11:14    104448    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atiu9p64.dll
2012-12-02 07:11:04    83968    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atiu9pag.dll
2012-12-02 03:26:50    222720    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\clinfo.exe
2012-12-02 03:26:32    76288    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\OpenVideo64.dll
2012-12-02 03:26:28    65536    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\OpenVideo.dll
2012-12-02 03:26:24    64512    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\OVDecode64.dll
2012-12-02 03:26:20    56320    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\OVDecode.dll
2012-12-02 03:26:10    34523136    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\amdocl64.dll
2012-12-02 03:21:22    28738048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\amdocl.dll
2012-12-02 03:17:02    54784    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\OpenCL.dll
2012-12-02 03:16:58    50176    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\OpenCL.dll
2012-11-30 05:45:35    362496    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\wow64win.dll
2012-11-30 05:45:35    243200    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\wow64.dll
2012-11-30 05:45:35    13312    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\wow64cpu.dll
2012-11-30 05:45:14    215040    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\winsrv.dll
2012-11-30 05:43:12    16384    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\ntvdm64.dll
2012-11-30 05:41:07    424448    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\KernelBase.dll
2012-11-30 04:54:00    5120    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\wow32.dll
2012-11-30 04:53:59    274944    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\KernelBase.dll
2012-11-30 03:23:48    338432    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\conhost.exe
2012-11-30 02:44:06    25600    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\setup16.exe
2012-11-30 02:44:04    7680    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\instnm.exe
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Preferred Solution: Unknown proxy was set. Unknown network adapter.

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Answer: Unknown proxy was set. Unknown network adapter.

Ignore. Double post.EDIT: Merged with original post. -etavares

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Windows 10 machine on home wired 'Powerline' network.
I was recently trying to start my streaming software (Universal Media Player) to stream a video from the Desktop PC to my PlayStation 3 via wired network. I had various issues connecting when I noticed that the IP address of the application broadcast looked odd. The IP address was I started searching around the network properties and found that I had two network adaptors. One I don't recognise: "Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64".
I immediately disabled the adaptor and the media server began working again.
I re-enabled the adaptor and restarted the computer. I checked the 'Network' section of My Computer to find a 'Phone' called 'angler' listed the properties of which stated it was a Nexus 6P - and my household doesn't have a Nexus 6P in it. I presume this could be related, or it could be another problem with an intrusion into my wireless network. The phone disappeared within a minute of me spotting it in the network and double clicking on it.
I haven't heard of something elaborate like this before - but at the moment something feels very off with this. To the best of our knowledge we have never used Cisco VPN software and we cannot trace the source of this network adaptor. There is no Cisco software installed on my machine.
Have I been hacked/infected with something?

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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

A friend from work brought his computer to my attention because in the past, I've been able to help a few other coworkers. However, this gentleman is running WIndows XP Media Center edition (2005). His label states that there is an internal card of WM3945abg. This computer is a Gateway (I know, I know) mx6959.

Here's what I've been able to find so far. The network card worked at some point. Whether he messed with the settings and screwed something up or whatever, that has changed. I checked the device manager and found that both the ethernet port and the wireless were installed to unknown devices.

I surfed over to driver support on gateway for his model of computer. I tried to update the drivers with no success. I then uninstalled the original drivers, restarted the computer, and found that windows would try to install the driver on its own, unsuccessfully, every time.

I knew at that point windows had to be finding its own drivers somewhere on the computer and if they weren't working, I needed to stop this behavior. I cleared the temp files, cleared the obvious cabs from previous misintallations, and then manually deleted the drivers related to the network card and restarted. At that point I was able to install the gateway drivers; however, the same behavior occurs, where the network card continues to fall into unknown drivers.

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On looking in device manager I see I have an item 6TO4 Adapter with an exclamation mark against it, on checking it has no drivers, infact I have two can someone explain what the adapter refers to.?and is it safe to remove as it seems to have no use in the running of my computer.

Answer:Device Manager Unknown Network Adapter !

IP6 Adater in VistaIn control panel, open up system. properties. Select the hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.In device manager, click the view menu and select "Show hidden devices". You'll find "Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface" listed under Network Adapters. You can right click and disable it.

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short daughter deleted network adapter drivers. and I lost wireless internet connectionthen...  following absolutely credible(!) random Youtube video advice.. i know iknow..urghh! I proceeded to delete all drivers under the network adapter tab in device manager---> in the hope and expectation that when i later clicked "check for new hardware" it would reinstall all drivers correctly...  But this did not happenthen... (in deperation)I selected "add legacy hardware" and re-installed what (i thought) were the correct drivers..RESULT... nothing...THEN...I went to HP and downloaded the network driver from there, installed fine, greatNEW RESULT... I can  see the wireless connection and select it, but it wont connectNOW..I'm trying to UNinstall the drivers I installed previously but I cant.So here's my problem... Specifically... RAS ASYNC ADAPTER - cant uninstall but I can disable it I would like to reinstall all the drivers that were there before i deleted them, i remeber there was a list of about 4 or 5 but I do not know what drivers these were...  Please help.thanks  

Answer:missing unknown network adapter drivers

Hi, Go here and enter the product number of your machine the go to Network drivers..

"Education costs money; so does Ignorance"If my post has helped you, click the Kudos Thumbs up!If it solved your issue, Click the "Accept as Solution" button so others can benefit from the question you asked!

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I recently ran a restore disk on my computer, now I can't connect to the internet at all. Tells me there is no driver for the Ethernet device installed. I went to system information but I'm not sure what is what. When I click on install driver for the ethernet controller it tells me it can't find any, and the manufacturer is unknown. How do I know what driver I need if I can't even find out who the manufacturer of the ethernet controller is? My PC is a desktop HP slimline s5000 series.

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I've been struggling for months with this problem.

My laptop won't connect to some networks. Usually there are networks like that on my university or other shared networks.
The problem I get is that it doesn't recognize the DNS server. Usually it is solved whenever I restart my laptop, but then the problem returns after a while.

I have entered a automatic DNS address, tried programmes that have flushed my DNS and so on, but nothing seems to help. Is there any other solution out there that will allow me to stay connected?


Answer:DNS Server unknown/Unknown Network

Welcome to the forum try setting dns to & the error can be you have no connection as that will give a dns error as well

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Question: Unknown Proxy?

So I'm using Google Chrome, and I went to go on tumblr and it wouldn't allow me. I went to facebook, same thing. Checked my network and it was going strong. I then went to check the proxy. It said it was being controlled by an extension.

Answer:Unknown Proxy?

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I ran HijackThis as you do and saw the following line which I removed.

Internet Settings, ProxyServer =

When running DDS in the dds.txt file I found these settings which may be unrelated but I cannot explain them.

TCP: Interfaces\{5D969EFE-1A71-4BC0-950C-B6214B4FC1DD} : DHCPNameServer =

I'm worried about this and wonder if there is something lurking on my computer. Any help would be appreciated.

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Answer:Possible virus. Unknown proxy was set.

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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This morning I am unable to open e-mails. Web pages slow, continous loading. Checked my TM and this showed up.
LocalProxy.exe & LocalPproxyTracker.exe. Neither was there before today. Figured hubby dwld something he shouldn't have. I found it at C:/Programs/Loca but am unable to delete it. I disabled at start up, then couldnt get online. Of course...I had to enable again. Turned off MSE-Ran Malwarebytes...Ccleaner...ADW....IOBit.....Did a restart. Same problems. Tried a system restore. Unable to...apparently something wrong with Software Distribution Service 3.0 At a total loss of wth is going on. Any Help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, v.3244, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2039 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38154 MB, Free - 10577 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 0968h
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Answer:Solved: Unknown proxy causing issues

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Hello, appreciate any help I can get can't seem to be rid of whatever is causing this. And has gotten progressively worse.
 I have tried Avast, Malewarebytes, Revo uninstaller, CC cleaner. I was able to get rid of it or so I thought. As time went on it was changing settings in avast and slowly taking control and responding to my efforts to rid myself of it. Only can get tools and antivirus programs work correctly in safe mode now. Whatever I seem to do in safemode doesn't effect anything when I try to run in normal mode after.
Ran a Maleware bytes scan attached that log also.
Thank you

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16520  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2
Run by James at 22:37:42 on 2013-12-06
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.8190.5925 [GMT -5:00]
AV: avast! Internet Security *Enabled/Outdated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Internet Security *Enabled/Outdated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: avast! Internet Security *Enabled* {131692B0-0864-D491-4E21-3A3A1D8BBB47}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\... Read more

Answer:Skorpion saver/ adpeak proxy and something unknown

Hello totalsiege 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 sam... Read more

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we have a computer at work that has evidently been infected with a trojan. We became aware of this from slow internet connections and an email from our isp that we probably had an unknown open proxy. We bought and installed norton internet security but when we try to do a live update by reconnecting the infected computer it slows our internet network connection to a crawl. support says it can't help unless the infected computer is connected. isp says they can't help either. machine uses windows xp. Can you help?

Answer:removal of unknown unwanted open proxy spammer

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.


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I'm getting "update Flash player" and other pop ups while using Steam. In addition my proxy settings keep getting changed. Every once in a while my browsers will not connect to the internet even though I have a connection. I have to go to internet settings and uncheck the box that says to use a proxy in order for them to work.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Skynet at 16:32:15 on 2014-05-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4084.1243 [GMT -4:00]
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
c:\Program Files (x86)\Sensible Vision\Fast Access\FAService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServ... Read more

Answer:Unknown Spyware/adware interferes with Steam and randomly changes Proxy settings

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.===I'm unable to read your log in the format you have used.Please change the Word Wrap in NotePad so that each line in your log will be terminated by a Carriage return.Do this before running these tools.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 correct 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 Deskt... Read more

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WinXP just slowed down dramatically, proxy servings were reset in Firefox to prohibit internet access. Something called "grusskarten"showed on a scan, and system restore did not take care of. This machine had zero issues before this and was lightning fast

Answer:WinXP Unknown Malware Slowed Machine and Reset Proxy settings-Help!!

Hello again stonemanjr,
Just FYI, "grusskarten" translates to "Greeting Cards" which is most likely an adware, or otherwise "Potentially Unwanted Program"...but we'll see
Before making any other changes to the machine, please post me a FRST log and the Addition.txt as we've done before and we'll go from there.
Here is the FRST download page. I assume you don't need the full set of instructions for running a scan, correct?

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Question: Unknown adapter

Why, after almost 3 years would my computer decide that I have an "unknown adapter" that it doesn't recognize? It's the one that came with my computer. Each time I reboot or log on, I get the gray screen that gives me that message, then gives me option to 1) not show the message again 2) use F1 to continue or 3) use F2 for (I forget exactly what it says), but if I use F2, it gives me a lot of technical stuff, again showing "unknown adapter". It just started this a couple of days ago & although it would be easy enough to use option 1, I'd like to know why I'm getting the message and find a solution ` or know if it's an indication of another problem.Just joined this group today, & did enter my computer specs, but don't know how to get them here. I have Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Dell Inspiron N5010. What else do you need to know to help? Thanx!

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Win xppro, sp3. ie8


pops up new ie windows (not tabs) that link to random sites, often unknown search engines showing results for last string searched on google, often for other random things (news 6 live, adfat, sals barbershop). seemingly benign.

After some time of this, more serious infections occur, including antivirus soft, many others.

Malabytes will knock out what it brings in, but not kill the initial infection.

have run malabytes in safe mode, safe mode + neworking, and mutiple times after knocking out later more malicious infections in both safe mode and regular. Sometimes picks up a few stragglres, sometimes not. But in all cases I still have the original thing which pops up a new ie window to some odd thing and presumably opens the door for the rest.

Any help greatly appreciated, and, really, despite any other sex life to speak of, sad though that may be, I will leave the porn sites alone after this.

Answer:unknown infection, seemingly benign popups to unknown sites, followed by more extensive problems

Ok let's do this and see some logs please.*************************************>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2Link 3Link 4Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Do not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again.^^If you get an alert that Rkill is "infected", ignore it. The alert is just a fake warning given by the rogue software which tries to terminate programs that try to remove it. If you see such a warning, leave the warning on the screen and then run Rkill again. By not closing the warning, this sometimes allows you to bypass the malware's attempt to protect itself so that Rkill can perform its routine. Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when doneclick Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).After scan click Remove Selected, Post new ... Read more

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I've been trolling the forums here for a while. Lots of great info but now I actually have an issue where I need some assistance.

When I was booting one day last week I got a nasty BSOD when Windows was trying to load. Then on the next reboot Windows 7 said it couldn't load and needed to do the recovery OS option from the Windows 7 repair on the CD. Well, before trying that I did a cold reboot and it got back into the OS fine so I didn't think much of it. Now, I noticed Ghost shows the C: drive status as "Unavailable" and it can't back it up anymore. It does give me an option to restore from one of my old backups. I'm thinking the MBR got hosed up somehow or something like that. But I'm skeptical to run an MBR repair since I have that 100MB partition on my SSD where my OS resides.

Ghost Shot>

This was about a week ago my Windows 7 started acting up right before the big patch Tuesday. I've been running it for over a year now and it's been solid. When I first set it up I installed it on my SSD (Intel 510 120GB) drive. One of the qualms I had with the install is Windows created a separate boot sector on the disk drive where it stored my boot files. This is known the the "system reserved" operating system files 100MB partition. Apparently the way to avoid this is to use a third party partition tool before doing the windows install. That way it will keep the Boot sector files on the same partition which is how I would of liked it for doing resto... Read more

Answer:Windows Recovery disk shows operating system: Unknown on (Unknown)

Note, I just went into my Disk 3 where my SSD resides in DISKPART and did some commands if this helps. It shows both the 100MB and 111GB Partitions on the Intel SSD as "Active".

DISKPART> list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
* Partition 1 Primary 100 MB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Primary 111 GB 101 MB

DISKPART> detail partition

Partition 1
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes
Offset in Bytes: 1048576

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 5 System Rese NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy System

DISKPART> select partition 2

Partition 2 is now the selected partition.

DISKPART> detail partition

Partition 2
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes
Offset in Bytes: 105906176

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 6 C NTFS Partition 111 GB Healthy Boot
Thx again for any/all help!

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I loaded up explorer and opened up my C:/ drive to start a game in my program files, accidentally pressing "Downloads" finding this file there, my operating system is Swedish so the folder should be named "Hämtningar" (Swedish for downloads). The file is 93 kb in size and was created on the 27th january, there is also an account named "Unknown account(S-1-5-21-a bunch of numbers)" with total control, I also have no ability to remove it. I would like some help with this, malwarebytes also doesn't react on it. I've also noticed I'm unable to visit Bing (not like I use it, but still weird) with the access denied error.

Answer:I found an unknown files called myfile.exe, origin unknown.

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 scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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Please help me folks, I'm on borrowed time today.

I had to reformat my computer thanks to a handful of Trojans and of course, I am missing the Ethernet driver to connect. In the past, I had a friend set me up, but he never told me how to do it and he's gone in basic training so I can't ask for his help today.

I have a custom-built Compaq HP
I will have Windows XP HOME installed when I get the cash.

What I need is help figuring out where to look to find the model number to install the correct driver. I have tried the HP website and it does not work; My driver is built into the motherboard.

I currently have Windows XP Professional for English Students, it's my father's OS

Answer:Unknown Ethernet Driver - Compaq HP (model unknown) Windows XP

"I have a custom-built Compaq HP"...

Custom built by HP or a friend? See if you can tell us the model of the motherboard. Give us any name or numbers you find

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I'm not sure if this forum supports Windows installed on a MacBook,
but I'd appreciate any help provided.

Regarding my laptop, it's a MacBook Pro bought around 2011,
witn Windows 7 x64 installed from my friend's disc.
(Sorry I cannot remember exactly what it was)
"Barely alive" condition.
Works fine, but suddenly shuts down at times, alert shows battery not inserted (UNDETACHABLE on this MacBook model), won't run without power adapter connected, immediately shuts down when inserting USB cable into 1 of the 2 USB ports, won't detect internet connection, and so on and so on......

That aside, it worked fine until last week.

I was running Windows Update when I accidentally insert USB cable into the wrong port and "forced shut down" the laptop.

When rebooted, I get a flash of BSOD and auto-restart, which leads to startup repair.

From there, I ran startup repair a few times, each time I get the successful result yet Windows still won't start.

Then I switched to Mac OS to use it for some urgent stuff.
While in Mac OS I did went around and did "repair disk" and stuff to the bootcamp.

Next I tried searching for solutions through my phone and did this and that on command prompt.
chkdsk bootrec etc etc tried all posted solutions to something similar to my case.

The next thing I realized was that I now cannot even choose "Windows" on boot and I got stuck.

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My laptop is a HP Pavilion dm1, and has become extremely slow in the past few days. Also, there are some unknown processes shown in task manager, and some extensions in chrome that random pop-up tabs suggesting I may also like t read the following etc. This usually comes on Google results, YouTube, and other news articles.

I don't have access to the boot cd unfortunately.


DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16518
Run by hp at 21:18:08 on 2014-03-12
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1641.256 [GMT 3.5:30]
AV: AVG Internet Security 2014 *Enabled/Outdated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Outdated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
SP: AVG Internet Security 2014 *Enabled/Outdated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
FW: AVG Internet Security 2014 *Enabled* {36AFA1E1-4CDC-7EF8-11EE-C77C3581ABA2}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\avgcsrva.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
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Answer:Slow computer + unknown processes + unknown extensions in chrome

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Please uninstall the following via Start->(or My Computer)->Control Panel->(Programs)->Programs and Features if it still exists:

Object Browser<<Please read this

Also delete the following Folder if it still exists:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Object Browser


Please download AdwCleaner from here and save it to your desktop.Do NOT click the green 'Download' button(if visible).
Click the blue 'Download now @bleepingcomputer' button.
Run AdwCleaner and select Scan
Once the Scan is done, select Clean
Once done it will ask to reboot, please allow the reboot.
On reboot, a log will be produced. It can also be found at C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S#].txt
Please copy/paste the contents of the log in your next reply.

Check for additional security risks: Please download CKScanner? by askey127 and save to your desktop.
Double-click on CKScanner.exe and click Search For Files.
After a very short ti... Read more

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I'm not sure if this forum supports Windows installed on a MacBook,
but I'd appreciate any help provided.

Regarding my laptop, it's a MacBook Pro bought around 2011,
witn Windows 7 x64 installed from my friend's disc.
(Sorry I cannot remember exactly what it was)
"Barely alive" condition.
Works fine, but suddenly shuts down at times, alert shows battery not inserted (UNDETACHABLE on this MacBook model), won't run without power adapter connected, immediately shuts down when inserting USB cable into 1 of the 2 USB ports, won't detect internet connection, and so on and so on......

That aside, it worked fine until last week.

I was running Windows Update when I accidentally insert USB cable into the wrong port and "forced shut down" the laptop.

When rebooted, I get a flash of BSOD and auto-restart, which leads to startup repair.

From there, I ran startup repair a few times, each time I get the successful result yet Windows still won't start.

Then I switched to Mac OS to use it for some urgent stuff.
While in Mac OS I did went around and did "repair disk" and stuff to the bootcamp.

Next I tried searching for solutions through my phone and did this and that on command prompt.
chkdsk bootrec etc etc tried all posted solutions to something similar to my case.

The next thing I realized was that I now cannot even choose "Windows" on boot and I got stuck.

Then I asked my neighbor and fortunately could borrow Window... Read more

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Just found this on my dad's pc and it's been giving me a real headache. I've googled about and tried all of the stuff i found, to no avail, norton's not detecting anything and i've deleted the directory it had installed itself under Program Files\Files-Secure but it's still popping up on outlook, IE, or explorer.exe

thanks for help in advance
Anyway, here's a hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:43:32, on 01/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Sha... Read more

Answer:Solved: unknown trojan - “Your computer was infected by unknown trojan”

here's a screenshot of it

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I was in the process of updating several sata controllers and chipset drivers. I also installed a new USB 3.0 hub and was in the process of moving around several devices between ports. I had a problem with my keyboard which uses USB 2.0 as a connector but I would recieve a "Unknown USB Device (Port Reset Failed)" code 43 on every port on the USB 3.0 Hub. I finally gave up and put the keyboard back into the 2.0 ports on my motherboard. When I finally fixed everything. I realized my DVD drive was not working. I had to reconnect the SATA cables because it got disconnected while I was moving my PC around. Upon the last restart of my PC.

I checked Disk Managment and noticed lots of system reserved partitions and drives which were not there before. I have no idea what happened but I think updating several drivers and the combination of reinstalling USB ports via device manager or the optical drive being reconnected may have messed up how windows used to have system reserves as partitions. I only had one visible system reserved drive before, now I have 2 visible and lettered system reserved drives.

I also have a unknown partition at the top of the list, I cannot right click that partition and select any options. The only option in my context menu is Help which brings me a link to Overview of Disk Management

I also had my video quick access as my DVD optical drive when I restarted. I have fixed this issue by changing my quick access links back to their proper folders... Read more

Answer:Unknown Partition - Unknown File System - Cannot edit or remove!

Hello taqiyya6 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

Your problem is actually quite basic. You are going into the Disk Managetool and seeing system reserved partitions mounted and assigned drive letters where they shouldn't be seeing any! The 450mb partition is there to allow changing from the MBR type primary to the GPT type usually seen with server set up or large volumes exceeding 2tb in size such as installing and partitioning a new 2.5tb, 3tb, 4tb, or even one of the latest 5tb drives.

The sight of the System Reserved partition being present on the second Disk 1 500gb drive simply shows that had previously seen a Windows installation on it at some time likely before adding in the large 1tb Disk 0 drive you have the present install on. The most likely to succeed option for taking care of the smaller 500gb if nothing is on it would be a complete wipe and a fresh single partition intended for storage and backup. That would eliminate the first SR but not small second unless using an open source type partiioning utility like GParted while still an option to close up the small gap since it is only a 500gb and not exceeding the 2tb mark.

For cleaning the mess overall however going into the Device Manager and knocking out drivers before a full restart would allow Windows to redetect the drives fresh without seeing the System Reserved and MBR parts mounted again at least on the OS drive being the main concern since the SR part has to remain invisible as a system protected space not mount... Read more

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Recently my computer (Dell Dimension 8100, Win98SE) developed a problem with Outlook. I tried everything to resolve it, including uninstall and reinstall. I finally reformatted and reloaded everything. On the first time around it didn't automatically reload the chipset and I had never had that happen before, so I missed it completely and loaded other hardware before I realized that I had then screwed up the IRQ settings, so I reformatted and reloaded again. I also upgraded from IE 5.0 to IE 6.0.

I'm also having problems where if Outlook is receiving mail a Word document will not load until it is done. There is a severe delay in windows opening from one application to another at different times that I can't pin down.

Sometimes the screen doesn't refresh properly.

I had continual problems trying to install Shockwave and Flash, so I restored IE 5.0 and upgraded to 5.5. I now regularly have a problem with this. I can load the animated Flash egreetings cards, however, when I do the Shockwave Daily Jigsaw puzzle I get to the point where I click on 'Play Game', IE hangs and I got the following errors two different times:

<UNKNOWN> caused an invalid page fault in
module <unknown> at 0000:bff80ec8.
EAX=00006536 CS=0167 EIP=bff80ec8 EFLGS=00010246
EBX=00000000 SS=016f ESP=82f0acb4 EBP=82f0acc4
ECX=8196aff8 DS=016f ESI=819658e4 FS=4a2f
EDX=8197585c ES=016f EDI=00000001 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 14 81 8b 42 0c 89 45 f8 eb 3b 8b 4... Read more

Answer:IE 5.5 <UNKNOWN> caused an invalid page fault in module <unknown>

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Yesterday my pc was working correctly , wirelss was fine had all the corect drivers. however after i turned it on today the drivers are missing and i dont know what the hardware is to see what drivers i need.

The PC is an Acer aspire z5751 i3.

using an ethernet cable i used device manager to update the driver and it downloaded and install Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter howver the adpater still doesnt work, there is awarning sign on it, there is also a code 10 device can not start error.
System Information
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire Z5751
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM

Any help with determining what driver i need would be greatly appreciented or any help on why ther is a warning and the error code 10.


Answer:unknown wireless adapter driver

It may be the wrong driver if you used the "update" button in Device Manager as that method is not always the best way to do it. Far better to download & install the driver manually directly from Acer support, specifying your computer model name/number.

Go here: Download

The default country is United States. If you live elsewhere, click "United States" at bottom-left of page and select your country/region.

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Certain web pages do not load properly, just appear typed
I think I might have downloaded an unknown proxy but I am unable to remember what site
Android phone synced with computer so that may be infected as well.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 19-11-2016 01
Ran by Christine (administrator) on LENOVO-PC (19-11-2016 19:40:40)
Running from C:\Users\Christine\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Christine (Available Profiles: Christine)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1607 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for 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.)
(ESET) C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
(IBM Corp.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
(Windows ® Win 7 DDK provider) C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\AdminService.exe
() C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo64.exe
(Synaptics Incorporated) C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnhService.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Windows Defende... Read more

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Certain web pages do not load properly, just appear typed
I think I might have downloaded an unknown proxy but I am unable to remember what site
Android phone synced with computer so that may be infected as well.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 19-11-2016 01
Ran by Christine (administrator) on LENOVO-PC (19-11-2016 19:40:40)
Running from C:\Users\Christine\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Christine (Available Profiles: Christine)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1607 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for 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.)
(ESET) C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
(IBM Corp.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
(Windows ® Win 7 DDK provider) C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\AdminService.exe
() C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo64.exe
(Synaptics Incorporated) C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnhService.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Windows Defende... Read more

Answer:Unknown malware, betternet duckduckgo and other unknown nasties

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.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. start


CHR StartupUrls: Default -> "hxxp://","hxxp://"
CHR Extension: (Chrome Web Store Payments) - C:\Users\Christine\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\nmmhkkegccagdldgiimedpiccmgmieda [2016-04-14]
CHR Extension: (Chrome Media Router) - C:\Users\Christine\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pkedcjkdefgpdelpbcmbmeomcjbeemfm [2016-11-03]
Task: {14E36186-F2E5-42A9-90A2-4F364FD05837} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\refreshgwxconfig-B -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {184621E4-E6DC-4271-8460-BEA56EB60CE3} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTrigge... Read more

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I've just installed Windows 10 and experimented with the Groove music player. It finds all the songs but they are tagged Unknown Artist and Unknown Album. The songs appear fine in iTunes with the correct details and album art.

I reset Groove and made it scan the music directories again but the problem remains. Any solutions?

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I'm running Vista Ultimate 64 on a 500 Gig hard drive with 3 partitions.The problem is I marked one of the partitions,not Drive C, as "active" by mistake.I done a Command Prompt to make it "inactive", but when I started the system up again it wouldn't boot.I used the Vista disk for the recovery process, but I got a message "Operating system unknown on (unknown) local disk" i tried fixing the problem with a command prompt "bootrec/fix boot" ,but nothing happened.When I look at the info in Command Prompt it doesn't show the disk partitions, just Disk 0.Also I can't repair because no Disks are listed to be repaired. If I look at the drive in "My Computer" it is full with a file system marked as "Raw" and it wants me to format the drive.I used "Recover My Files" software and it shows some of the documents that are on the drive, but doesn't show any recovery.I looked at some internet post about the message I got and partition and boot problems like I have, but at this point I don't to try any else to make it worse.I would do a reinstall ,but on one of the drives I have some stuff that wasn't backed up.I never thought about backing it up because it wasn't on the C drive.Any help to solve this problem would be appreciated. ..........Kumpie

Answer:Operating system (unknown) on unknown local disk


Try marking the C partition as active again, using the Windows method in my post here.

Then run Startup Repair from the repair disc. Hopefully it will see your installation.


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I've just installed Windows 10 and experimented with the Groove music player. It finds all the songs but they are tagged Unknown Artist and Unknown Album. The songs appear fine in iTunes with the correct details and album art.

I reset Groove and made it scan the music directories again but the problem remains. Any solutions?

Answer:Groove Shows Unknown Artist & Unknown Album

It's not something I've experienced and so I'm probably going to be of little help. However, out of interest do the actual song files themselves have metadata stored in them? For example, find the one of these audio files in Windows File Explorer, Right-Click > Properties > Details Tab.

If there is no metadata there, in Groove Music > Settings, is "Media Info: Automatically retrieve and update missing album art and metadata" set to on?

Also, do you have Indexing switched on in Control Panel > Indexing Options and the location where your music is stored (EG: Users folder) set to be indexed?

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so i have searched the internet back and forth for an answer to this so i thought i would ask here! So i have an Belkin wireless g adapter f5d7050 version 4XXX drivers i have two computers one is a desktop and another a laptop both running windows 7 64 bit home premium! i plug in the adapter on my desktop it said cannot load drivers on WLAN 2.0 i install the drivers and restart and it works perfectly! Not the case with my laptop i plug it in it says can not find drivers for unknown device! I load the drivers and restart and nothing still the same message i go to device manager and there it is unknown device under universal serial buss controllers! so the device works that i know so does anyone know what the problem is?

Answer:belkin wireless g adapter unknown device

Welcome to the Seven forums.

On the laptop, find the folder in the applicable program files area
Belkin\USB F5D7050\Wireless Utility\Win7_32 (probably Win7_64 for you)

Double click on InstallDriver.exe and see if that works for you.

If that fails, you can contact Belkin directly:
Belkin : Support : Support Options

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The battery ran down on my T460p before I could grab the charger in time. After connecting the AC adapter, I get a message that "unknown adapter is connected the system" on reboot, and the machine powers off. The battery was removed and recharged in another machine, and the machine will now boot if the AC adapter is unplugged. If the AC adapter is plugged in while the machine is on, it shuts off immediately. With the battery removed and AC adapter plugged in, I get the same "unknown adapter is connected the system" and it shuts down. The AC adapter works properly when connected to the other machine. If the machine is off and the battery and AC adapter are both in, the green led next to the AC adapter flickers inconsistently, but oddly enough it will charge the battery.  I've tried the following with no success...1. Remove battery and unplug machine, hold down the power button, reinstall the battery and plug back in (in various orders)2. Unplug the coin cell battery for 60 seconds and plug back in3. Flash the bios I have no clue what could be the cause of this issue. If anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it. Thank you! 

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Okay, so today I reformatted a laptop and install XP for someone as they were having a lot of problems with it and I thought this would be the best way to go as alot of program stopped working. Anyway, after installing it, I still found that I couldn't installed the games he claimed were working before something went wrong and I determined it was the graphics card. I was even more sure when I noticed how poor the refresh rate was (scrolling up/down on web pages and playing games). So I went to device manager to find out what the card was and install the latest drivers (he doesn't have the drivers for sound/video). But display adapters are not shown in device manager and I went through display -> settings -> advanced and it didn't tell me what card or driver was in there, all the information wasn't there. So any idea's as to how I can work out what card is in this laptop?

It's a compaq series PP2140 and he isn't the original owner, he bought it second hand so he doesn't have all the driver cds and such. I've also tried Belarc to no avail.

Answer:Solved: Unknown display adapter but I want to update it

Did you check here:

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My Dell XPS 13 has recently been unable to recognize my AC adapter. I've tried several outlets and chargers, but to no avail. Once I plug the charger into the laptop, the charging light on my Dell lights up for a second but turns off immediately after.
I am unable to get past the Dell SupportAssist and it seems to be an endless loop that won't allow me into my desktop. 
Would I be able to bypass the "AC Adapter Unknown" error by using Google's Pixel 2 charger? It would allow me to charge through Dell's USB-C port instead. Has anyone tried this method or has solved the issue in any other way?
Thanks for any help at all! 

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CONFIGFLAG_FAILEDINSTALL  0000040error 28error 31unknown device and unknown driver listed in device manager; only info is seems to be USB driver issue! 

Answer:CONFIGFLAG_FAILEDINSTALL unknown device unknown driver; won'...

Hello os4hwks Please try Installing the following driver and confirm. This is the Chipset driver- Can you even try providing the PID and VID for the unknown device? Please follow the steps below to obtain that info -  Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools.In the right pane, double-click Computer Management.In the left pane, select Device Manager.In the right pane, search for the device you want to find the hardware ID.Right-click on Device and select Properties.In the Device Properties window, click the Details tab.From the Property drop down list, select Hardware IDs. A VID and PID number displays in the format:USB\VID_&PID_\ Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the KUDOS/Thumbs Up button to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.Thank YouAbhinab_Assists 

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I have an Inspiron 5758 that's about 18 months old. In November I noticed the battery was no longer charging. I replaced the battery and then the adapter with a genuine Dell part. Now the batteries are both dead and will not charge. I have flashing orange LED as well.
On the BIOS screen the AC Adapter is shown as "Unknown" when it is the Dell supplied adapter (or a Dell purchased replacement). 
Any hope with this? 

Answer:Inspiron 5758 - Adapter becomes Unknown in BIOS and will not charge battery

This would be the next thing to try replacing
If that doesn't get the adapter recognized, replace the mainboard.

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My Linksys Wireless USB Network Adapter (WUSB11, ver2.5) suddenly stopped working. 15 year old son claims he didn't do anything different. I believe him.

Went to Device Manager and found a number of Unknown Devices with yellow exclamation marks, including the following: Direct Parallel; Infrared Port; My NIC card, the WUSB adapter, preceeding two wntries with ending "Packet Scheduler Miniport"; WAN Miniport (IP); WAN Miniport (IP)- Packet Scheduler Miniport; WAN Miniport (L2TP); WAN Miniport (PPPOE); WAN Miniport (PPTP).

After looking at a few forum sites, uninstalled all unknow devices in safe mode. Rebooted. Now just have my NIC card and "USB device" (the wireless adapter) listed with yellow exclamation points. Repeated a number of times, same results. When I unplug Wireless adapter, only NIC card listed under unknown devices, but with yellow exlamation mark.

I have run AVG virus scan. Found a couple of Trojans, and deleted (Sorry I don't recall names).

Here's a "Hijackthis" from today. Will it help anyone figure out if some virus might have messed up the wireless network adapter?

BTW, Also have a scanner attached through a USB port and it seems to work.

Here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 7:09:12 PM, on 3/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WIND... Read more

Answer:Wireless adapter sudenly stops working; unknown devices

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wifi link 5100 agn adapter's driver has unknown language on Thinkpad T500. Symbols () but no letters presents in Advanced Tab.No results with playing language format have done. Need help . Thanks.(windows 7 64bit, Thinkpad T500, Driver ver.

Answer:wifi link 5100 agn adapter's driver has unknown language

Seems to be cyrillic. Transformed with SC-Unipad into ISO-8859-5 the result is: ??????????
Google translator translates it to "given"
Does it make sense in the context?

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Hi there, I use Wireless internet for both my pc and laptop, and connect through my BT Homehub. But whenever I open the wireless connections tab, it always shows a Talk Talk Wireless option along with the BT one which I use (and sometimes a 3rd connection that is unknown to me).
I think my network is secure, as I have to put a network key in before it will connect to the internet on the PC, but when I connect to the internet on the laptop no key is required, (so unsure a bit now) but I just wanted to make sure that the Talk Talk connection and the other one that is showing, is not somebody who can see all of the files on either my pc or laptop.
Just wanted some advice really, to make sure I dont have anybody viewing my files etc. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Solved: Home Network Picks up unknown wireless network

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Hi All,

Today 3 Proxy server in on my workplace attacked by some hacker, Server running Windows 2003 Std Edition(Service Pack 2).

Attack Details,

A account created with administrative privilege and while we checked, it 's logged on with that account, strange thing is, it's showing built in account, also a exe file called AutoSQL and it started scanning lot's of Public IP's, looks like it broadcasting,

created account is hackp13$, and on event log, it showing following successful logon.

Event Type: Success Audit
Event Source: Security
Event Category: Logon/Logoff
Event ID: 551
Date: 25/04/2008
Time: 6:25:01 PM
User: AFT-PROXY\hackp13$
Computer: AFT-PROXY
User initiated logoff:
User Name: hackp13$
Logon ID: (0x0,0x3b7fec)

After initial shock, we did scan with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, it's showing 3 critical update, and 2 important update reqd. and most interesting part is when I was installing update via Windows update, suddenly hacker take my full desktop control, accessing my mouse, keyboard, and cancel update, then open Internet Explorer, open a site,

Service Window.
IP Scan
Netstat 1

Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
(C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\hackp13$>netstat

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP asdf:1047 asdf:ms-sql-s ESTABLISHED
TCP asdf... Read more

Answer:2003 Server Attack by Unknown Hacker, need help, Proxy Server

For instant Recovery, we re format our servers and change it's password, and fully patched with windows update. still now, no further attack..

Any help would be grate..

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I turned on computer today and I saw that I have two mouses on screen. My main mouse is movable and I can work normally with it, but second one is stuck on top left corner and it's copying my main mouse icon (hand, arrow, typing icon).

And then I don't know why but I have looked into System Resolution control panel and I saw that I have a third monitor that weren't supposed to be there. Resolution is 640x480, and it's number 1, and my primary monitor is number 2.

I can't turn off that monitor ("Show picture just on 1" (my primary monitor)) like I had it before.
I am posting screenshots.

I am sorry for my English, because English is not my primary language.

Answer:Unknown third monitor and unknown second mouse

Simple restart solved both problems

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I have Norton (on windows 8.1) and the only file Norton doesn't list a Trust level (shows Unknown) is the file app2.ini.exe (also app2.ini.exe.aux) and the only info I can find on the net is that viruses sometimes are named this to Hide.
    Does anyone know what this file does?  Can I delete it?  Is it safe?
 I called Microsoft and they said that these files aren't one of theirs (???).
Norton also lists this file isn't on a lot of peoples computers, which is a red flag.

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When I click on the wireless icon in the taskbar it shows connected to my home network and an unknown public network. However, in the network sharing center it shows both networks connected to the same SSID which I find strange. How do I get rid of the public unknown network? Also in windows explorer when I expand the 'Network' list it lists my own PC name on the network and also under media devices. Could these be the source of the public unknown network? Although my wireless is working fine,
this thing just bugs the hell out of me .

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Network Connection Shows Unknown Public Network

Quote: Originally Posted by seven15heaven


When I click on the wireless icon in the taskbar it shows connected to my home network and an unknown public network. However, in the network sharing center it shows both networks connected to the same SSID which I find strange. How do I get rid of the public unknown network? Also in windows explorer when I expand the 'Network' list it lists my own PC name on the network and also under media devices. Could these be the source of the public unknown network? Although my wireless is working fine,
this thing just bugs the hell out of me .

Thanks in advance.

I think a picture of the problem might help because I'm not completely sure about this.

It sounds like you may have inadvertently set up a wireless guest network when you set up your router.

Sometimes this is automatic on certain routers but there should be a way to disable it from the routers set up page.

Since they are both using the same SSID I'm assuming this guest network is set up outside the regular network so as to keep anyone connecting from accessing your data.

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After starting my Windows 8.1 laptop, if I go to the Control Panel\Network and Internet\View Network Computers and Devices, a device is listed that is not on my network.  It is listed as either a Ralink wireless client Model # RT286U or a full_ariel Model KFARWI and if I right click on the device and view the properties the Model #, Name, and MAC Address are shown. I checked the Device Manager and it was not listed in the Device Manager. Also, my router did not show it as an attached device. I have Win 8.1 laptop, a Win 7 laptop, an iphone, android phone, ipad, WD NAS, and HP wireless printer connected to a Netgear AC wireless router with MAC address filtering enabled. When I log into the router I have never seen either device mentioned above listed on the router list of attached devices nor do any of the devices I have on my network have the MAC address listed for either device.  After a short period of time the device disappears. I have set up my network as a private network.  My concerns are: Are the devices a security issue and can they access my network?  How come my computer detects them? The devices do not list either a work group or a network location so am I correct in assuming the devices are not connecting through my router? Is there anything I can do to prevent it from being detected?

Answer:Unknown Network Device in CP\View Network Computers, Dev.

Do you have a Kindle?  This (KFARWI) looks to be an Amazon Android device - of which the Kindle is the most common device (IMO).
Search Google for Amazon KFARWI

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I recently checked my network map and came across this:

What could Unknown Be?

This map shows me being connected to Unknown, then to another machine on the network, the gateway and then the internet.

I am not connected directly to the other machine. Why does it say I am?

Me and the other machine on my network say the same thing.

What is happening?


Answer:HELP! Network Map Unknown?


The network map is not 100% correct. It looks like you and another PC are connected to a wireless access point which is either on or connected to your router.

I wouldn't worry about it. Windows just cant identify the device.

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Question: 'Unknown Network'

Hi. My PC wont connect to my internet. Its been working just fine and then out of the blue, its stopped connecting and my 'home network' has suddenly changed to 'unidentified network'. My internet works just fine on a laptop via wifi so I know the internet is fine and the ethernet cable is also fine. I tryed to bypass the issue by buying a wifi network adaptor and installed the drivers but although it now claims to be connected, I now just have 2 connections both 'unidentified network' ...that STILL wont connect to the internet. I have a desktop widget that shows me current upload and download speed graphs and there is alot of frequent spiked activity in download. So there is SOME kind of connection there but not one that will let me get online. I dont know id its related but my AVG trail ran out the same day as my internet stopped working and ive tryed un installing AVG *VERY difficult!* and installing and running both Avast and MalwareBytes success to internet. I have cold started my whole system to no avail and am baffled at the problem. I have tryed disabling and re enabling the network and tryed to create a new network and it didnt work and it tryed to connect through WAN for some weird reason. I am pretty tech savy and can fix most things but I am stumped by this one.
I am running windows 7 and my ethernet drivers are up to date.
Anyone experienced this and know the cause and/ solution?

Answer:'Unknown Network'

This happens from time to time for various reasons. Most of the time it fixes itself but sometimes it can be really tricky.

First thing I'd do is restart your router.

See if that works for you.
If it doesn't check your IP address and see if it appears on the router.

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On my wife's desktop HP Pavilion p6720f PC running windows 7, she's noticed in last few days that her automatic wireless connection (to home network) suddenly disconnects and PC attempts to connect to an unknown network. When she attempts to view all available networks it doesn't show up as a network?? She can disconnect from it and reconnect to our home network. Since it doesn't show up as a network she can't delete it. When I tried finding it via my laptop I was able to see it as a computer to computer network. I have it set as on demand vs automatic. I'm running XP on my Gateway MX6427. Any ideas?

Answer:Unknown Wireless Network

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I just went into my network places to open a shared folder on another computer in my house, and I noticed another computer connected in the workgroup, that i didn't recognise. It is labelled as your-e0367a1424 and i don't have any computers labelled as this in my house, I only have four and they are all displayed separately, I then clicked on it to open it, and it said it couldn't connect to it.So I went into my router's configuration, and in the DHCP client table, in the local network status tab, it is listed with an ip adress of, and has a mac adress of 00:00:00:00:00:00. It is also not listed in the list of wireless clients connected.Does anyone know what this might be.

Answer:Unknown computer on network

Is your wireless network protected with WPA-PSK ?

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Today I noticed something strange.I checked the network and I had 3 other computers which I couldn't connect.And when I refreshed the page at network screen,my computer froze and had to restart.So now everything seems possible but,I have a wireless modem which has it's wireless turned off.So it is pretty much a one port cable modem.Computers had unique names but none that I could recognize.

I have Zone Alarm firewall along with NOD32 for protection and as for browsing and such I also use firefox extensions to stop scripts and such.So my question is how can I prevent this from happening again?I also appear to have my Users folder completely shared without me knowing about it which is disabled now.

I also would like to monitor the data transfer to every byte.Is there a software that can provide this?

Thanks in advance.

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I have a lynksis wrt400n wireless router. I noticed today that there is a user named 'scotty-PC' in my network.

I do have it password protected.

I'm thinking the easiest way would be to shut off the wireless if that is possible. My wife and I are both hardwired into the router anyways.

How do I go about shutting off the wireless signal from the router?

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Need help with unknown user in my network

use your browser to reconfig the router - - use the IP address as a URL
login: leave user name empty, password is admin
(obviously this needs to be changed too - - read on)

the Users Guide is here

Option one would be to DISABLE the radio - - read thru to find that

Option two would be to use WiFi Mac Filtering; -- pg 14
This option will allows ONLY defined systems access, so set a dummy, like the MAC
address of your wired NIC

Before you quit, DISABLE remote management on port 8080
and CHANGE that admin password

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Since i got sky broadband it's always been running super slow, the amount of times i have called them is ridiculous.
So i have just been looking around on the sky address to see if i can fix it and in my Attached devices i have, the pc, an ipod touch and an unknown device. I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the slow speeds and maybe it's somehow 'stealing' my broadband.
I've read a previous post of the same type but that wasnt for sky.
i ran the ipconfig/all into CMD so if you think you might be able to help ill show the results.
Thanks, Dan

Answer:Unknown device in my Network: please help!!

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Are you using encryption on your wireless access point? If not, you should be, preferably WPA.

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My computer has restarted on its own a couple times before and in a different thread with the help of kimsland I discovered it had something to do with the Network. I thought I had the problem fixed but just a couple minutes ago it restarted again. When I checked the error report, it gave these two files;

C:\DOCUME~1\Zainab\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER6c9f.dir00\sysdata.xmlClick to expand...

My computer is on a shared network. My LAN driver is up to date and I made sure the main server, which is my dads computer, is running fine with no viruses or anything like that.

So what could be causing my computer to restart?

Answer:Unknown Network Problem

Could be a memory or power supply problem...

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I am reloading an R52 model 1863-A53 from scratch with Windows XP SP3.  I have tried to install the 3 wireless drivers listed on the product page for the 1863 several times with no success (from here: .  Can anyone suggest which driver is the appropriate driver for my laptop?  There are no other devices in the device manager that are unknown at this point. Thank you for any help that you may be able to provide.


Go to Solution.

Answer:R52 unknown Network Controller

According to the support site, after entering your model number, you have the Intel 802.11bg card;
Product: ThinkPad R52 1863-A53
Original description: Based on 1860-2BU: P M 740(1.73GHz), 512MB RAM, 40GB 4200rpm HD, 14.1in 1024x768 LCD, Intel 900, CDRW/DVD, Intel 802.11bg wireless, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, 6c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Pro
According to the parts list the 1860-2BU, (in parts list 2Bx), has the Intel 2200bg card. The correct driver should be this one.
Hope this helps

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earlier this week i posted about having problems with my daughters connection. these have been resolved, however the initial problem began when wanted to place security on my network as there is an unknown client using it. in the dchp list it comes up as "MY-PC" ( without the quotes) and a MAC.there are two questions i want to raise.1. how can i successfully secure the network without breaking my daughters connection? although i can configure my router and setup a network the security aspect is failing me and this is where i need help2. is there any way i can either trace this MAC or manually block it from the network.

Answer:unknown client on network

it had a full MAC no which is not on my network as i know both my daughters and my own, each of wnich have individual names nothing generic like the my-pc

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I just recently bought a new Lenovo laptop running Windows 8.1. When I open the file explorer and go to "this PC" section (where it shows my documents, music, devices, etc), under the "network locations" section there are a bunch of names that I don't recognize, and have no clue what they are. Some examples are jose-pc, maryay-pc, rhocode-dev1, zeorge-hp, as well as several others.

I'm not a very computer-savvy person, so I don't even know what the network locations section is even for to begin with, but does anyone know why all of these random things are in my network locations? I bought the laptop directly from Lenovo, so it's not like it's used or anything.


Answer:Unknown Network Locations

Probably some nearby devices your WiFi caught, doesn't mean it has connected with them.

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What does it mean??? Experts please advice....

Answer:Unknown PCs showing up in my network! What does it mean?

Hello Paul. Welcome to Sevenforums!

Did you forget to put a password on your router?

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For the last couple of weeks I've been having major issues w/my internet. Whenever I try to download something, no matter how small the file is I keep getting this "Unknown Network Error" I have tried the things I've seen online. Tried clearing cookies & site data, Locally stored data etc. I have even changed my router AND modem twice already. I am at my wits end and don't know what to do anymore, any suggestions and help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advanced.

I'm running:

Windows 10 Pro(all updated) 64-bit
Core i7 363-0QM CPU @ 2.4GHz

Answer:Unknown Network Error

*Bump* Anybody??

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Curious. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the HomeGroup feature in Win 7. When I select the option to view "Network Computers and Devices," I notice an unknown router? How/ why would a router that isn't part of my homegroup be listed as a device on the group?

Please help and advise!


Answer:Unknown Network Device

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

You did not specify if this computer is a desktop or laptop computer.

If you could also post the make and model number of this computer that would also be helpful.

How are you connecting to the Internet? Are you using an Ethernet cable, or wireless?

If you have a laptop, there is a chance someone connected to the Internet by connecting through a wireless router and those settings were saved to the home group.

Once you post back the information I requested, it will be a little easier to answer your questions.

Thanks in advance.


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Help! I have two computers hooked up to a wireless router right now. One is a desktop pc with Windows Vista installed hooked up directly to the router and the other is a laptop with Windows XP hooked up with a wireless connection. A few days ago everything started running really slow. I just checked the Network folder and there is another system there named "CATDEN". When I try to click on this, it brings up a window asking for my user name and password.

I don't know what else to post but am willing to post whatever I need to in order to resolve this. How do I get this other computer off of my network?

Answer:Unknown Computer on Network

You could have a neighbor sharing your wireless connection and they may not even know it. Do you have any encryption (WEP or preferably WPA) enabled on the wireless portion of your router?

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When I upgraded to Win8.1, it asked if I wanted to automatically connect to my hidden network. I've never set up a hidden network. Sometimes it shows up in my list of WiFi connections. My computer also shows me as belonging to a workgroup, which I never joined. Then one day another network showed up called TOA24 and it was set up to automatically connect. Now it shows up every time I connect to my WiFi connection. Is it possible to determine how my computer joined a workgroup without my knowledge or created a hidden network?
I have Norton Security Suite (through Comcast) running on this computer.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8087 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 931493 MB, Free - 823816 MB; D: Total - 22071 MB, Free - 2286 MB; F: Total - 98 MB, Free - 66 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 181C
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Answer:Unknown Hidden Network

Zoey 209
1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. Any computer on Windows 8 or 8.1 if not on a domain is set up as a workgroup computer
Please see screenshot and link
3. That is totally separate from the hidden network issue and in that regard a hidden network is one that is not broadcasting its SSID
see link please
so in this respect click the wireless connection icon on the notifications area of the taskbar - ascertain what networks are being found and indeed to which you are connected. On ones that are found but are not yours, click on them and ensure connect automatically is not checked.
Now Control Panel Network and sharing centre, open that and on left click change adapter settings then slect your wireless adapter and click on the bar above - view status of this connection, then click the wirless properties button - this is to what you are now connected is it shown with its SSID
Then post back with the information and please include if the TOA24 is a discovered network

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I took an image, which shows what I'm talking about here.

I have no devices made by Pantech, and I would recognize any MAC address thats not for a device that I own. This is strangely weird, and can't find a reason that explains this. My wireless is secured with WPA2/AES, with a password.. so there's really no way someone could have gotten in because of network misconfiguration (as far as I know, unless I'm missing something). I haven't bought any new devices, and nobody has been using my network for a few weeks now.

What could explain this pantech phone being on my network?

Thanks.. kinda "bugging me" out.

Also, the MAC address of the device was: d0:57:85:57:d7:00, but I know that doesn't really help anything.

Thanks guys... just wondering

Answer:Unknown device on my network?

I would clear the dhcp table and change the password.

The only explanation would be someone gained access to your network. Not much else to it.

A half hour in Linux with some skills can garner access to most off the shelf routers.

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I was messing with connections to try to fix a bridged connection that I had on my computer when I changed some setting or configuration and now my computer connects to my wifi but says no internet and when I diagnose for problems it says that Ethernet does not have a valid ip network configuration but I don't know how to fix it. I've tried so many different things right now I'm trying to restore my computer from an earlier date before I messed it up. It seems like nothing is working. Any help would be appreciated thank you.

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My son has a problem on his PC where everytime he starts up his computer or reboots he can't connect to the internet and the little network icon in the corner of the screen has a yellow warning sign. If you disable the network adapter and then re-enable it then the problem goes away. Is there anyway to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Unknown network after every reboot

Check for driver updates from the manufacturer.

It sounds like its having a problem communicating with the dhcp server.

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Hello, so glad I found this forum. I am a little freaked out by this and wanted to check with an expert on their opinion as to what could have happened.

I am actually studying for my CompTIA A+ Cert and I was going through a manual which talked about setting up a Homegroup, so I did as I had never done that before, but I didn't really share anything on it besides music and the printer. Anyhow I was in the Network and Sharing Center and I clicked on the Network and saw something connected that shouldn't be, at least I think I did? I took a some screenshots of what I found. After I saw that I went into my router's configuration and found the Web Activity Log under Utilities. In the list, there was a website that I hadn't ever gone to either. The name of the suspicious connection was SHELLY-PC and the website listed had that name in it as well. I go to the site, and it turns out this Shelly is a support tech of some sort, and based on the area code of the phone number, lives in Texas. I live in Minnesota. I am a bit baffled.

When I right clicked on the SHELLY-PC there wasn't an IP address available, though there was a MAC address, I've since denied that MAC address under my router's setup and completely turned off the Homegroup now. I thought my system was pretty secure as I use Spybot, Avast and have the firewall up, and my network is secured by WPA2. All Windows updates are installed as well.

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Answer:Unknown computer on network

do you have your wireless network passworded( encrypted)
that is all you need to do to stop unwanted users logging on or using your network

Even if you don't use wireless yourself and only use a wired connection, it is essential to secure the wireless connection. If you don't ever use wireless & are unlikely to, then turn off the wireless from the router settings

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I have an old network card. it has numbers, but no company on the card itself. i have a barcode number and various other numbers scattered around. dfe-530TX RE-A1 =is this a way to tell what the card is so i can get the driver for the card? how about this number 8dfe530TX2A1 ?
the barcode number is V0188F0684
theres a number on a sticker:0080c8 E884CD = useful?
on back it says: Ru P&Q 9828 CD-1 94U-0
and Made In China
the chips on the card have possible companies and numbers, but that doesnt neccasarilly go for the cards company.
Any one that knows some info i left out that can help please ask me what it is.
Thank you all so much for taking time and reading this.

Answer:UnKnown Network Card

D Link Systems
Device Type:
Network Adapters
d-link DFE-530TX
File Name:
499051 bytes
Windows NT
[FCCID=8dfe530tx2a1] Also for win95 and win98

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Heya. I have a network card that i cant seem to find any info on. Xp pro doesnt recognize it so its not installing or anything, i dont have any driver disks that came with the computer.
I just have a box with a card i cant find info on.
Is there a utility or something i can plop on there and figure out what card is running?

Answer:Unknown Network card

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Hello Everybody,

I've win 8.1, couple of days ago i ran IP scan using Wireless Network Watcher because the internet was too slow and found out there are 2 different IP & MAC Addresses connected to my router which is weird as i'm the only one using the internet!
I changed the name and password of the WIFI, tried different IP scanning softwares and it all showing there is a strange device connected to my network?
I've no idea how's that even possible and don't know if i'm being hacked or what??

Here is a PRTSC
The Network Adapter Company is also unknown to me!


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Just noticed an unknown pc on my network.

How/Why did this pc show up when all the computers in my home are connected via cables to the router. Although the router is wireless, the wireless feature has been disabled.

Answer:Unknown PC connected to my Network

That would depend. First step is to give us more data about the network. How about telling us EXACTLY what is connected, including the version and patch level of Windows on each machine. Also, any other network devices that may be connected. Finally, a screen shot of the status showing the connections to the router and identify which one you're thinking is bogus.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to TSG, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.

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I have already been through the "Am I infected" forum and was sent here.

Symptoms: complete loss of network due to BFE not starting and throwing.. Error 2:The system cannot find the file specified.

When did it happen... a couple of nights ago I sat down at my computer and noticed it had rebooted. I saw that there were quite a few MS updates that had been applied automatically so I assume that is what triggered the reboot. I also saw that I had no internet connection. PC was complaining about Windows Firewall settings so I attempted to restart with no luck. I traced dependent services back to BFE which complains about missing file. FSS log indicates that a file called afd.sys does not have a valid MD5 signature.

DDS log:
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_30
Run by Ross at 10:25:12 on 2012-02-18
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6007.4476 [GMT -6:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
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
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Answer:Unknown issue - No network

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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in the picture below u will see there is me the owner and im sharing the folder with everyone on the network. but how do i determine who the unknown user is and can i or should i remove them?

Answer:unknown network user?

It could be a user that was once on the network but cannot be contacted (Possible password change, user deletion or other user changes). That being said, since you have the folder shared to everyone it would be safe to remove that user since anyone may access the share regardless of their user credentials

Hope This Helps,

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In Windows Explorer, at the bottom of the left column, I just noticed today new computers in my network with some computers I don't know and didn't add. One of them has a password on it, and one of them I can just look at files on some guy's PC, and I'm worried that they could do the same to me. How did they get there, how do I get rid of them, and how can I prevent it from happening again?

Answer:Unknown new network connections

Sounds like someone is borrowing your unsecured wireless connection. If you are using a wireless router then you need to enable the security, WPA-2 is best, and also create a wireless access password which is standard procedure when ever you set up a wireless network. You will need to access your routers set up page for this.

Also when you set up your wireless connection in Windows 7 "assuming you are using wireless" you will have options to enable WPA-2 which you need to do, and also type in the wireless password. It's easy to figure out.

If you keep having problems you can also set your SSID "wireless network name" to not broadcast.

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For the last couple of weeks I've been having major issues w/my internet. Whenever I try to download something, no matter how small the file is I keep getting this "Unknown Network Error" I have tried the things I've seen online. Tried clearing cookies & site data, Locally stored data etc. I have even changed my router AND modem twice already. I am at my wits end and don't know what to do anymore, any suggestions and help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advanced.

I'm running:

Windows 10 Pro(all updated) 64-bit
Core i7 363-0QM CPU @ 2.4GHz

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I've been seeing this 2nd computer network since Christmas. I comes and it goes. This is a picture of my screen- Darkside is me and the BEARS network I have absolutely no idea what it is. Could one of you help me understand this?

Answer:Unknown network on my computer.

do you have wireless on your network ? if so is it secure - it maybe someone using your wireless network

if wireless then i would log into the router and add security to the wireless
if you already have wireless security added then change the password or security type - what security type do you have

there are NO other devices connected to the network - PCs, media servers, TVs etc ?

whats the make and model of the router ?
do you have a USB drive connected to the router at all as a media server ?

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I cannot connect to my wireless router. Program wants a network security key, which I do not have and do not remember setting. How can i reset this so i can use my wireless on my laptop at home? Thanks.

Answer:unknown network security key

Is this your router?
What is the make and model of the router?

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I have been having problems with my wireless router, so every time we get disconnected from the internet, we just unplug the power cord for 10 seconds and plug it again and it starts working. (that's one of my problems that I need resolved), the other night my internet was very slow, I thought the router might be giving me problems, so I re-started it. I also went to check the network and sharing settings and it showed I was connected to "network 5", (public network), the only network I get internet from is my network, which I have named it, so it was weird to see this network 5, and even though the router was unplugged, I had internet access. Does this mean someone hacked in my computer?

Answer:connected to unknown network

Most likely not, this means someone connected your computer to a WiFi named 'Network 5'. Its probably a open AP with no password and you may have connected to it on accident. You can 'forget' the network profile if you go into the Network and Sharing Centre, or if you have Windows 8, you can easily do that by going to PC Settings.

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i have windows 7 ultimate, and when i go to the network area to see the other two computers i have at home that are in the same workgroup i see a device in the network infrastructure area that says DGN2000, i have no clue what it is (actually i searched google for DGN2000 and the results said something about a router with builtin dsl modem, but i don't have that, i have a belkin wireless router hooked into my speedstream 4100 for my SBC (now att) internet) so the question is WTF is that?

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I recently upgraded to the BT Home hub, which after reading several forum posts about it was a bad decision.

I have now installed this and connected my PC (via USB) and XBOX360 (via ethernet) to the Home hub, l and although I have to wait for my line to be optimized, everything seems to be working well.

However, when I check on y network status, using the BT Broadband Desktop help utility, it shows I have an UNKNOWN DEVICE connected to the router along side my PC and XBOX360.

I have tried to obtain assistance from BT themselves but they simply told me to ignore the unknown device, as it will not cause any harm!!!!

Does anyone know how I might find out what this is or remove it from my network?


Answer:Solved: I have an Unknown device in my network.

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The other day, I noticed two unknown computers and a few Media Devices associated with those computers were on my network. Of course I immediately logged into my router, changed the network SSID and security key, and even blocked the MAC addresses of the Media Devices (I couldn't find the MAC addresses for the computers). That seemed to solve the problem.

However, this morning I noticed that the computers and Media Devices are back. And what's really confusing is that they seem to follow me regardless of the network I'm on (I'm on my work network across town, and they're still connected.) This makes me think that it's something on my machine, and not on the network. I scanned for malware, and deleted everything that I found, but that didn't get rid of the machines.

Any ideas on what they could be? I have a couple virtual machines on my machine, but I have VirtualBox and VMWare turned off, so I'm pretty sure it can't be those (not to mention the names aren't the same). I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium, if it helps.

Answer:Solved: Unknown Computers on Network

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My wife has had no internet access on her computer since yesterday. So far all my efforts to solve the problem have been fruitless. She claims that she changed no setting or anything whatsoever, but I can't guarantee this.

I have a DSL connection with the router (motorola) connected to a d-link switch. Connected to the switch is a wireless broadcasting thingy. This setup has been working for over two years with these same computers. The pc runs windows 7 home edition

It must be a problem on the pc itself, since other pcs using the same cables/wireless connection have flawless internet connection.

I think I can eliminate a problem with network card drivers. Both the wireless card and the 'normal' network card cause the same problem. I have tried updating, uninstalling, re-installing.. drivers nonetheless, without any difference.

I have also tried other solutions commonly proposed, like resetting the TPC/IP stack and using the windows troubleshooting option, without any results. The troubleshooting says: default gateway is not available.

My guess would be that *some* overall network setting in windows causes both the cable and wireless connection to malfunction. I wouldn't know what though, since I don't know what she's been doing with the pc...

Also worth noting is that yesterday, for like an hour or so, it seemed like the affected computer was also kicking other computers off the network. Whenever I turned it on, the entire network wo... Read more

Answer:Unknown network, no internet access.

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I keep getting a popup window by Trend Micro Pc-cillin saying: there are unknown computers connected to my network. The message in the box is as follows: Status-unknown, Ip Address-1921681.1, Computer Name- Gateway, Ma C Address- 00.0f:b3:b6:db:3c

I hope someone can help me with this. I am afraid to do anything on my computer because I fear someone can tap into my personal information.

Answer:Unknown Computer Connected to my Network

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I recently noticed my router sending packets to uknown IP sources(1 st packet to IP then ten to then one back to searched net for answers and came up with this sight click herehas any one heard of this before ,and can simplify in any way much appreciated thanksPS seems to be sending packets on a daily basis...

Answer:network sending unknown packet

If it is UPnP then turn the Service off xp Go to the Control Panel and Administrator Tools choose Services...scroll down the list and Set UPnP to Disabled its not needed and is a known security risk.... see if it still occurs.

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my Mcaffe network manager keeps showing three other unknown computers connected to mine. there is no option for me to delete them, i can only mark them as intruders and mcaffe lets me know whenever they connect to my network which is everytime enable my lan card.

I am very concerned abt this issue. can those computers access my files? or spy, stealing my passwords and stuff? how do i disable and delete them and shut off my network for them so that they don't connect again.

Thanks in advance!!!!!

Answer:Solved: unknown connections on my network

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I just noticed that when I use Windows Explorer, there is an unfamiliar name on my network. When I click on that name I'm presented with a Windows Security screen prompting me for a User Name and Password.

I have no idea what that screen wants, who the user is, or how to remove it.

Anybody have ideas?

Answer:Remove Unknown User From Network

Hi Scott,
As you dont recognise the user dowload and run Malwarebytes free, uncheck 30 day trial.
Then in the settings option tick scan for rootkits.

If you Right click on Tom, it should give you the option to delete it.
If not Rght click on your signal bars select Network/sharing then on next screen manage my networks,
right click on Tom and the dropdown will give you the remove option

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how do i find out my pc wifi information including the password?

Answer:network wifi password unknown

How is it that you don't know the password to your own wifi network?

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So i have a Tp-Link mr3420 running dd-wrt. On my windows 10 machine in the network tab i can see computers that are not mine, hovever on my router in the dhcp table i cannot see any other computers than my owns. On my linux machine i do not see the unknown computers that windows detects. And they only appear at certain times. I have not joined any homegroup. So why do i see these computers ? there are 2 computers that are not mine and i cannot find anything on the internet about this.

Please help me


Answer:Unknown computers detected on my network

Any SSID that is detected will be displayed in the list of available wireless access points available to you.
No idea why you don't see them in Linux as well. should be the same.

The router DHCP table will only show entries for devices it provided IPs for.

My laptop shows 8 at the moment, two of which are mine.

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Hello! My name is Jasmine, and I'm posting here to get some help with what I am pretty sure is malware, causing problems with my wireless network. I am using a D-Link card with a Netgear router, and I have had no trouble with it in the last three years, up until the last few days.

Now, whenever the upstairs computer (my personal computer) attempts to connect to the network, the network appears and disappears from the list of available networks every few seconds. For the short time it is connected, everything works fine, but there isn't much I can do in a few seconds, other than load a web page or two. The downstairs computer is directly connected to the router, but it still connects and disconnects from the network whenever I have the wireless connection enabled on the upstairs computer. The same happens with all three personal laptops in the house.

I had noticed that just before the real problem started, my signal in on the upstairs computer was either low or very low- and this is particularly bad signal for a computer about ten feet away, separated only by one wall and a set of stairs. It had previously been at my boyfriend's house, connected to his network connection, and working fine. This was about three weeks prior to the problem I am describing now.

Also, I went through and deleted a lot of old, unused files and programs while I was going through my computer, looking for the culprit file. I didn't find anything that I thought for sure was the cau... Read more

Answer:Unknown Malware Shutting Down Network

I have decided to format my hard drive. The computer was causing problems for not just me but everyone on the wireless connection, so I needed to do something about it as soon as possible. I wanted to let it be known that this thread can be closed.

Thanks, anyway.

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Hello all,

My computer is located in my basement, with my video game system (Xbox 360) is located on the floor above it.

I use a wireless connection to play the 360 over Live...

I just checked my Wi-Fi Intrusion Detection, and I have several unknown computers connected to my network.

I checked the IP address is in my small town, a few about an hour away, and one address is from several states over.

I looked at my Network and Sharing Center...I only have my PC connected to "gateway", which is then connected to the Internet. My file sharing is turned off, and I appear to be operating on a private network.

Should I be concerned about any of this?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Unknown computers connected to my network...?

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Have just set up a "secure" wireless network, but keep getting message that unknown computers are connected to this. When I go to properties for these, one shows up as a router - is it my router or someone elses - how can I tell? The other has nothing that makes any sense to me shown in it's properties. There are MAC addresses, but these mean nothing to me. Please help....P.S. I live in the middle of nowhere so it seems unlikely that anyone else is connected. Nearest neighbour is 0.25 mile away...

Answer:unknown computers connected to network

This is best posted in the Networking forum, but no matter;We'll need more information (e.g brand and model of Router, how your PCs are connected to the router, all wirelessly or mixed wired and wireless, which security measure had you set ~ e.g. what SSID, MAC address filtering on, WEP or WPA, "Ping" response disabled, etc.).You say you have setup your wireless network.While connected via an Ethernet cable to your router and accessing its configuration page, using a browser (such as Internet Explorer and entering an IP address such as or;Did you change the default SSID to a name of your own choosing so you know its definitely your router your wireless Pcs are connecting to?Did you add each MAC address for each of your PC's wireless components to the MAC Address filtering section? (You get your PCs' MAC addresses by Start> Run> cmd> "Ipconfig /all" without the quotes, and noting down the "physical address" which is the MAC address.Etc.If its a second hand router, the settings you see are probably left over from the previous owner. You need to do some housekeeping and remove those which do not relate to your equipment.Also to change the Router's configuration page's login password, the SSID name, WEP/WPA keyword/password.Hope that is a good start for you.

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For over a week now, we've been having trouble with our internet connection. Everything would be working just fine, until we're suddenly booted offline or our internet gets weak and slow.

I can't think of any reason for this to happen, as even when both my computer and my parents' computers are running at the same time, they've never conflicted with eachother.

But recently, my mother and sister have been noticing two other names on our network, Carter and Edgar. We have no idea who either of these people are, but they keep appearing and might be stealing our signal. My sister even says that she's been noticing people stopping infront of our house for a brief moment, possibly connecting to us with their wireless devices.

I don't know anything about our network or connection as my parents have been doing all of this themselves, and they're not exactly computer experts. But we have a wireless router, a D-Link, and if it helps any, the protection on this computer is Kapersky Anti-Virus 2010. My parents' computer, the one I'm using right now, is running on Windows 7, whereas mine is running on Vista. Our computers are only about 2-3 feet away from eachother, as this one is in the hallway and mine is in my bedroom directly beside it.

We don't use XBox Live or anything like that, but my dad does have an iPhone that he goes online with quite frequently, and his connection gets booted off at the same time as ours as all three ... Read more

Answer:Unknown Computers are connected my Network

Hi NiGHTS, and welcome to TSG.

Do your parents have any kind of encryption enabled on the wireless router? If not, their wireless network is fully accessible to any one in range that wants to use it.

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So I clicked on my network places and found some folders I've never heard of/put there. c on chad1 (davidshome) Shared docs on 8nvli, Shared docs on Main (Gretchen), Shared docs on Main (Shelly), Shared docs on Rntshank

What the heck is this? Is this some kind of sample windows thing, or am I sharing my computer without knowing it?? Ps- i don't have a router

Answer:Unknown People In "my Network Places"

More you have a wireless network device...and is it set up properly to protect your system?

Regardless...what type of network device do you have installed?

Do you use a firewall?

Do you have a home network set up?


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