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.scr file opened on accident, what do I do?

Q: .scr file opened on accident, what do I do?

Hey guys, just opened up a link on steam from someone and stupidly opened and ran the file which was a .scr.
From a preliminary search it seems that I may have installed a Trojan, so any help would be appreciated.
Running a Windows 7, with the only security software being Microsoft Security Essentials (which a scan didn't turn up anything awry).
Many thanks for any help!
Edit: here's the logs of the security check I just ran
 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.91  
 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)  
 Internet Explorer 11  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
Microsoft Security Essentials   
 Antivirus up to date!  
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
 JavaFX 2.1.1    
 Java 7 Update 71  
 Adobe Reader 10.1.12 Adobe Reader out of Date!
 Google Chrome (39.0.2171.65) 
 Google Chrome (39.0.2171.71) 
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
 Microsoft Security Essentials MSMpEng.exe 
 Microsoft Security Essentials msseces.exe 
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 60% Defragment your hard drive soon! (Do NOT defrag if SSD!)
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
And AdwCleaner
# AdwCleaner v4.104 - Report created 06/12/2014 at 22:12:55
# Updated 05/12/2014 by Xplode
# Database : 2014-12-03.1 [Live]
# Operating System : Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# Username : Brian - BRIAN-PC
# Running from : C:\Users\Brian\Downloads\adwcleaner_4.104.exe
# Option : Scan
***** [ Services ] *****
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
File Found : C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_en.softonic.com_0.localstorage-journal
File Found : C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_services.hearstmags.com_0.localstorage
File Found : C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_services.hearstmags.com_0.localstorage-journal
File Found : C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.ask.com_0.localstorage
File Found : C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal
Folder Found : C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\obciceimmggglbmelaidpjlmodcebijb
***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
***** [ Registry ] *****
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Conduit
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{014DB5FA-EAFB-4592-A95B-F44D3EE87FA9}
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\Conduit
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{014DB5FA-EAFB-4592-A95B-F44D3EE87FA9}
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{014DB5FA-EAFB-4592-A95B-F44D3EE87FA9}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Conduit
***** [ Browsers ] *****
-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17420
-\\ Google Chrome v
AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [1812 octets] - [06/12/2014 22:12:55]
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [1872 octets] ##########

A: .scr file opened on accident, what do I do?

Hi blavongtheung,
  to BleepingComputer.
Did you clean detections of adwCleaner?
Please post the results. 
You can find result log file  at "C:\AdwCleaner"
And hows your system working?
Are you having any issue?

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Defragged both disks just in case.

Ran CC cleaner on the registry and the standard caches.

ran scan now tool and found one issue listed below:


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Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
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hi techguy
i have a .PDF file problem (adobe: error file is damaged and cannot be opened) (foxit: format error: not a .PDF or corrupted) its a email attachment for a booking confirmation so should be text with no pictures the sender also sent the same email to my friend who can open it no problem then he forwards it on to me then i can read it but it is frustrating that i cannot open it myself so i found as much info as i could maybe this will help you to help me
ID col103.mail,
connection encrypted 128-bit encryption
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Be extremely careful in what you download off the internet. Scan everything you get. Can you remember what virus Housecall Specifies? It may just be better to read This.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Butch at 23:18:01 on 2012-07-18
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SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
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Hello bbcoach51,

Since it may be malware, no - please do not upload it here. Please go to Virus Total and have it analyzed.

Post the link to those results.

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A:"File Already Open" when Word or Excel file opened with WinExplorer or My Comp

Have you tried closing word then clicking start/run and typing

winword /regserver

Type this one for excel.

excel /regserver

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- In Explorer (not IE), click Tools then Folder Options then File Types
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- Clear out your IE cache and try should get the download box prompt

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Hello there, Have tried to get an answer on this one from the Adobe Users Forum, but to no avail (no response).
My issue is this:
1. created a MS Word document with hyperlinks embedded in it (used relative links as the content was to be moved / copied to other locations) and then converted it to a PDF file. Links were to other files (MS Word docs and MS Excel spreadsheets for instance located on the same PC / drive / CD as the source PDF)
2. tested this PDF file with embedded links in an IE7 environment (XP and upwards) having first made sure that all the files were in the right spot - no troubles - all links work.
3. tested this PDF file with embedded links in an IE8 environment and it would not work. Keep getting 'invited' to allow the blocked content to be opened, which I do, but nothing happens.
4. So to try to sort out the issue, added the location as a trusted location within Adobe Reader (preferences, etc) - no change still not working in IE8.
5. Added the location as a trusted source in IE8 - no change still not working in IE8.
6. Changed the preferences in Adobe Reader to prevent the PDF opening in a browser - hooray! links work in both IE7 and IE8 - BUT WHY ???

I have built a large content management system that relies on these links within PDF documents working from within a browser environment (ease of navigation, etc).

So my question - is this an issue with the enhanced security feature of IE8, a separate issue to do with Adobe Rea... Read more

A:Hyperlinks in IE8 when a PDF file opened in browser

Perhaps some help here;

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I am a novice when it comes to stuff like this, i have asked my techy friend what to do and he told me how foolish i was to open an .exe file without checking how trustworthy it was.

I downloaded an winace.exe file which did not setup the software

My computer was fine for a few days then my desktop settings went screwy, i turned off my computer and when i rebooted i couldn't get past my virus software (mcaffee) log in page. The rest of the desktop looked normal but i couldn't click on anything

I opened in safe mode and ran a virus scan but mcaffee didn't pick up anything. I deleted the bad .exe file. I got all of "my document" files off the computer on to my laptop which is fine.

I restarted my computer today and it booted up not in safe mode and now it seems to be working fine, however i am worried that there is still something lurking in my system, registry etc somewhere and i want to make sure that there is nothing left which will stuff up my computer further down the track.

What would you recommend?

p.s. using Windows XP Professional

A:I Was Foolish And I Opened An .exe File That I Shouldn't Have...

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds. a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below. DO NOT post the log in this forum.

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I tried to delete a template in "My Templates) in "Word". It would not go the the recyle bin as a file was opened in another program.

I discovered that when I went Word I get Document 1.
I then click the Office Button.
Click on close and get a faded screen.
Click the Office Button again and the only options are:
Open from Office Live
Save to Office Live

Is this the open file? If it is how do I delete it?

If not can anyone solve my problem?

A:Delete file opened in another program

You will need to completely close Word for you to be able to delete anything to do with Word. But to make sure it is gone, boot into Safe Mode (Getting into Windows Safe Mode - ignore the 'Not able to boot into Windows', that is not your case. Go to the section below the first picture. That is how to boot into safe mode.) and then delete your file (Don't open Word at all).

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I changed my .srt file, my subtitles file to be opened by default with notepad when it was an unknown, how do i change it back to unknown?

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What I've found so far is how to check if the file has been accessed or modified.

For example:
1.) To check if a file has been accessed is by going here %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows
2.) To check if a file has been modified is by going in the advanced search window, just set the location to search, and set it to search for ?Date modified.?

I'm sure there are more ways to check these files... But I haven't found a way to check how long that a file has been opened or accessed for. Because length of the time of the file being used (file opened to file closed) is also important in some cases. It would be greatly appreciated to know how. Let me know thanks

A:Can you check how long a file has been opened?

I don't really do a lot of looking for such things but take a look in Even Viewer and see if that is what you are looking for.

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This is the kind of problem that has probably been addressed before in Techguy, but I don't know how to search it out:

I received some files on CD from my cousin (letters, photos). Well, he owns a MAC and apparently you can give files names with quotes on 'em in a Mac, but a quote is a forbidden character in Windows to be in a file name. Therefore, when I mount his CD I can see the file name, but I wish to copy it to my hard drive and my hard drive will not accept it.

I can ask my cuz to re-do the CD, except by this time he prob'ly has lost track of exactly what he sent me. I can post it back to him and have him go file by file through the bad names and change the quotes to dashes or apostrophes but then he could space it out and I'll never get the disk back.

So, is there anything I can do here and now to get the files from CD to hard disk?

Thanks for ANY ideas!


A:Improper File Names Can't be Opened

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getting error message when trying to run an .exe file

these files can't be opened...

your internet net security settings prevented one or more files being opened ..

i turned off off windows defender thinking this to be the culprit ( using ten forum registry script )

can anyone suggest what I can do


ps I moved the .exe file to my C drive and it ran and installed ok.....can't think why this should be

A:can't run install file ' these files can't be opened'

Originally Posted by reddwarf4ever

getting error message when trying to run an .exe file

these files can't be opened...

your internet net security settings prevented one or more files being opened ..

i turned off off windows defender thinking this to be the culprit ( using ten forum registry script )

can anyone suggest what I can do


ps I moved the .exe file to my C drive and it ran and installed ok.....can't think why this should be

Bump could someone please help me.....thanks

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I can't opened an excel file from a shortcut or double clicking on the file or from lotus note but if I launch MS Excel and I go to File--- Open and I locate the file, it Open.
Can anybody help me, please

A:I can't opened an excel file from a shortcut

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Opened a powerpoint file directly from an email attachment. Made changes to the file and then hit Save and it appeared to save somewhere. Now can't find the file anywhere and even searched the drive for it. Any idea where it could be and if it's possible to recover?
Again it was opened directly from an email but we can't find the revised version.


A:Missing File Opened from Attachment

What was the email program that you used?
That will determine where any attachments are saved

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Apologies for my stupidity...worried about using important/confidential sites until this is resolved. Thank you (very very much) in advance.
 hijackthis.log   12.31KB

A:Suspicious .exe file opened/ran on computer

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.===Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Delete tab 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[Rn].txt (n is a number).=== Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your Desktop and will automatically open.Please post the contents of JRT.txt into your reply.===HijackThis doesn't handle Windows 7 well. In your case I need to see a final DDS Log.You should remove HijackThis using the Add/Remove Programs list. Use the DDS tool from now on.Please download and run this DDS Scanning Tool. Nothing will be deleted. It will just gi... Read more

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My first post in SevenForums. Any guidance on where to post things, etc. appreciated! I did look for a forum on file system issues, then looked over all forums, then decided to post here.

I have a file containing sensitive info that I use daily. It's encrypted with Windows EFS, showing as green in Explorer.

My objective is to be able to use this file from multiple logins on the same computer.

The file was not stored on the system drive in a Users subfolder, but on a separate logical drive (same physical drive), under a folder named "xxx" that I use, for many purposes, as a substitute for the corresponding Users subfolder on the system drive (since it's basically user data rather than system or application data). Usage of this encrypted file has been trouble-free until today.

I've been using an elevated privilege login "xxx" for all my computing work. I recently decided to create a second login "yyy" for use in daily work. I intend to use the new "yyy" login with restricted privileges, but for now both logins are admins until I get comfortable using the new login.

After creating "yyy" while logged in as "xxx", I copied most of the contents of the "xxx" profile to the new user's profile directory. (As I'm typing this, Radar is suggesting my problem might be here - a brute-force workaround for the eternally-greyed-out "Copy to" feature in Windows 7 profile manager.)

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A:Win 7 EFS. An encrypted file can not be opened after importing prv key

Hi and welcome to SevenForums!

I think you missed the part to add the certificate to the file, through the properties of the shared file.
Here's a good description: Share encrypted files

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I have Norton AV ver 2006. Each time I open a document, spreadsheet, etc. it scans it. These are files that are already on my computer. I manually scan any file received from someone else but this scanning of my own files is killing my machine. Because of the scanning process my machine virtually stops running. It hangs up other apps and is genedrally a pain in the rear.

How can I get it to stop scanning every file? Thanks.

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i accidentely opened my bat. file to shutdown the computer upon startup and i forgot how to get rid of it. Im thinking start in safe mode and the go to my computer:manage, and try and chagne it from there.. But im not sure please help i've tried.. Thanks.

A:Accidentley Opened My Own Batch File... NEED HELP PLEASE!!

Hi blackbird1821...

so let me gets this placed a shutdown batch file into your start up folder so everytime you log on, the machine shuts down??

If that's correct, restart the machine in Safe Mode, log on as the default Administrator then navigate to:

C:\Documents and Settings\*YOUR USERNAME*\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

and you should be able to delete the batch file from there.

Hope that helps :)

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I received an excel file as an attachment. I know I should have saved it, then opened my saved version before working on it - but had some sort of brain freeze and opened it from the email.

I worked on it, adding monthly figures, clicking save every time I completed a month.

Today, I can't find where it has been saved - the only place I can find it is still, attached to the original email.

Please can anyone help me - I don't want to have to do all my work again!

A:lost an excel file opened from IE

Depending on what e-mail software you are using, your e-mail program may have put the attachment in a temporary directory for it to be opened in Excel. Unless you did a "Save as" to a different location Excel would have done saves to that same temporary location. It sounds like your security settings may have been set to clear the temporary location when exiting Windows or the mail software. I am not familiar with the default mail program that come with Vista.

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I was transferring videos from a memory stick pro duo when I touched the card as it was attached to my card reader. It disconnected from the computer. I reconnected it and was asked if I wanted to recover the files and it worked however the files ended up as .chk files. So I do no know how to recover those files. I would like to know how to recover those files. I also would like to know how to be able to open the MP_ROOT file. This file was damaged during the process of the loss of the files. It no longer looks like the folder it looked like before.

A:MP_ROOT file exists but cannot be opened

Try RecuCHKFiles utility from

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  I started a paper this morning and saved it as normal, however when I try to reopen it I get the following messegeThe file ______.docx cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents.", Does anyone know how to resolve this issue? 

A:"The file ______.docx cannot be opened because there are pro...

Hi Not really, but I would try opening it with LibreOffice.  

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I saved my word file in onedrive and it kept saying my file had some problem so it could not be opened.

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Hey guys, I was just doing some chatting in FB, while doing that, a cmd appeared twice, the only opened programs are, chrome, winrar, task manager, CPUID Hardware monitor, explorer.exe, and bandicam, luckily I kept the task manager opened but I didn't find anything, I ran RogueKiller and found nothing on processes. Any idea on what would that be? Virus? Trojan? Malware? Or other stuff?

A:A batch file opened without my interaction

Sounds like installed malware.
So you need download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from
Then restart your PC into safe mode and run full system scan
And attach your report scan results.


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Tried to load a HP driver and it came up that I needed winzip to load it which I guess I do not have (windows 2000) .I then found the drive on C. Went to delete it and it said my source file is open so it could not delete..Could someone tell me how to close the source file so I can delete and what to do about this winzip drive--many thanks

A:Source file opened & Winzip

Welcome to TSG.

You can download the evaluation version of WinZip here: Just click on the .exe file that downloads and it will install WinZip for you. I suggest setting it to open with the wizard interface. After 30 days it tells you your evaluation period has expired but it will work forever.

The drive/driver thing is muddled. Exactly what are you loading drivers for and what drive are you trying to remove – and why?

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i have windows 7

i realized the mistake after i opened it

i ran mawarebytes on the whole system found nothing

i ran my kasprsky on whole system found nothing

both also show that the file isnt a virus.

i ran combofix didnt see anything out of the ordinary.

no popups, slowdowns or anything.

can i send this file to you so you can further check it ?

also send it to kaspersky support they never got back


A:I mistakenly opened an exe file in an email

UPDATE : the new Malwarebytes update picked it up as a trojan.msil .

ill rescan system again and let u know whats up.

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As i said as soon as i clicked on a torrent file a wild BSOD appeared.

but i didnt notice the error numbers, i restarted and i opened the same torrent file and nothing happened.

The thing is i formated yesterday my PC because i bought 8gb ram (2x4)

and i installed windows 7 ultimate x64
(before i had 4gb ram and windows 7 ultimate x86.)

updated all drivers installed many programs

deleted windows.old and some other files.

nothing special. a typical format.
check out the file i uploaded pls. thnx

A:BSOD while i opened one torrent file (!)

For BSOD assistance... the BSOD crew needs this : Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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When ever I do a full registry backup and then "Edit" with Metapad (text editor), I get this alert ...
Metapad 3.6 (not LE) version

Metapad has always been OK for small "reads" of keys, but it has always irritated me when I want to look at the full registry list in REG file. Searching REG is much faster in text format, but if ANSI characters are lost the reg file is then worthless..
I have an automatic Ctrl+S reflex ...

MS Notepad does not falter. But it is too clunky, I think it is pre 1995 since MS even looked at Notepad.

Can you recommend another text editor (or Registry editor) that I can use.

One extremely useful feature in "Metapad 3.6" is the option to display URLs as links.
Makes topic research very compact

Any ideas appreciated

A:REG file, alert when opened with text editor

Have you tried Notepad2? The Portable Freeware Collection - Text - Notepads

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I have a problem with deleting some PDF files (not all) - when I try to delete them, I get the following message:
"The action can't be completed because the file is open in another program".

I dont see anywhere that the file is really opened in another program. what's causing this problem, and how can I delete these PDF files?


A:Can't delete some PDF files-file opened in another program

Most likely you opened the pdf with reader - when you close reader it does not really close and retains the pdf files..

If you open task manager you will see that reader is still a running process - even though it is closed..

All the metro apps seem to do the same thing - you close and the process stays open.

A use Adobe reader as default..

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After the large recent update to Windows 10, my HP Pavilion dv7 laptop no longer will open USB storage devices like SD cards or USB harddrives.

The device is recognized and appears in the file browser, but when I try to open it, it is forever in the task of opening, the green bar at the top never quite reaching the end.

This is true of every USB storage device I have tried.

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Hello,I used Halsoft Excite Virtual Places Chat ( ) long ago and I loved it, but I can?t install the program, which is annoying! At the beginning of installation, it gives me the Error:The file ?C:\Windows\system32\Msvcrt.dll? could not be opened. Please check that your disk is not full and that you have access to the destination directory.I use Windows 7. Running the program under compatibility mode for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista had the same error. Any ideas?Thanks

A:The file ‘C:\Windows\system32\Msvcrt.dll’ could not be opened. might be of some help to you.

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I have just bought a new keyboard with customisable hotkeys at the top.

I want some of these hotkeys to work as a macro i.e. it will (for example) allow me to click that key instead of clicking CTRL+SHIFT+DEL to clear my history in web browsers.
The button only allows a certain file to be opened, is there a file type which can do this?

A:How can I make a file which, once opened, will act as a keyboard macro?

Unfortunately, you can only assign the keys as supported by the keyboards configuration utility.

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Hey! I have a virus. I had what I thought was a screenshot from skype through a friend. It was a .scr instead though. I was suspiscious of clicking it in the first place because we hardly ever talk on skype. But, for some reason I did the really dumb thing and clicked it. Pretty instantly I knew it was a virus since it loaded but didn't open anything. I close the programs I have open and then receive a text from coinbase. I never use coinebase. I made an account there a while back but never did anything with it. I was basically just curious what it was about and then left it alone. 
This kind of freaked me out and I wondered what other information it could have. So I called my bank to cancel my card and send me a new one just to be safe. I restart the computer into safemode and then search online quick way to get rid of it. I went to reddit and found the techsupport subreddit. I read their malware removal guide and I followed it twice, minus the roguekiller step. I thought it worked and got rid of the virus. Here I decided I want to be safer so I install bitdefender and get rid of avast. Avast gave me some trouble but I was able to work it out and got rid of it. 
After all the scans and removing I find I'm unable to run Dungeon Fighter Online. Whenever I try to launch it it makes the CPU run at 100%. So I ended the process. and restarted my computer after another scan and did a sfc /scannow and it found some stuff and fixed it. I restarted and let it b... Read more

A:Opened a .scr file like an idiot. It has renamed self to avastservice.exe

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. 


ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => No File
GroupPolicy: Group Policy on Chrome detected <======= ATTENTION
FF Plugin-x32:;version= -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Shared\npYState.dll [No File]
S3 EagleX64; \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\EagleX64.sys [X]
S3 MBfilt; system32\drivers\MBfilt64.sys [X]
S3 xhunter1; \??\C:\Windows\xhunter1.sys [X]
C:\Users\Auzei\AppData\Local\Temp\nvStInst.ex... Read more

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The following are my hijackthis logs: (Please tell me, if some of the spy ware or virus crap is still there or not. I have scanned my system with Zone Alarm spy ware software and closed the software which was controlling my computer through task bar. I hope that darn thing doesn't open up on its own again when I restart my computer now. Anyway, please see the logs and tell me what should I delete further to be safe from this hacker. Your help would be appreciated. Thank you.

ogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:41:56 AM, on 5/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5700.0006)

Running processes:
F:\Program Files\ASUSTek\ASUSDVD\PDVDServ.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
G:\AusLogics BoostSpeed\boostspeed.exe
F:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
F:\Program Files\WordWeb\wweb32.exe
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A:Accepted and opened .gif file and my computer got hacked!

Please reply.

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A user received an email from an unknown source and promptly clicked on the Word .doc attachment.  AVG is installed, but it didn't flag anything.  We've scanned the computer using AVG, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, and MBAR.  We are going to decomission the machine just to be on the safe side, but wanted to post here to see if you kind folks could provide some steps to determine if the decomissioned machine is in fact infected.  The computer is used in HR and accesses a lot of banking sites as well as highly sensitive info.  We want to be on the safe side.
This post explains the exact issue we encountered, but unfortunately we haven't found any definitive steps for resolution or even how to determine if the machine is actually infected:

A:Opened infected .doc file - CVE-2012-0158

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

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Hi, currently doing prep work prior to running Hijack as instructed via quietman on another thread.I wanted to run SuperAntispy & Mbam one more time before updating. Have done follwoing so far:1.Cleaned temp internet files & temp Spybot4. Tried to download Housecall & Panda AV products but sites were unavailable? Tried to install BitDefender but installation wouldn't complete successfully!Reverted to reinstalling AVG 7.5 Internet Security (my original Av product - previously I did not install the AVG firewall & relied on the Windows Firewall haha!). Updated signature files and install AVG Firewall as well this time as a replacement for Windows Firewall. (This piece is slightly out of sequence of the prep instructions and I wonder if this is where my problems have come from?)Had a number of error messages - one related to Teatime and couldn't download AVG8.0 update successfully. Called AVG here in the UK. They advised removing Mbam, SAS & spybot as some of the functionality of each was incorporated in AVG!!! mmmm not sure about this as whilst there may be overlap, they all appear to identify some different threats! Anyhow uninstalled Mbam, SAS & spybot. Rebooted. No error msgs now on login.Ran AVG 7.5 successfully.5. Ran McAfee StingerNow this is where I have hit problems.Downloaded SAS & installed & ran in safe mode. log as follows:SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGen... Read more

A:Cannot Install Mbam - File Cannot Be Opened For Tagging

I can download Download_mbam-setup.exe 126kBThe most current version (1.26) of mbam-setup.exe is 2114 KB so you are not downloading the complete setup file, hence the error when trying to install. Try downloading from an alternative location.

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Hi seven forum,
I have a couple of drives to scarf data from and bought a iomagic enclosure last week.
I have used autorun in my xp lenovo it engaged and grabbed the 8g fine.
The newer drive, from a lap with xp shows only a text file "ImageIt4Err" that when opened shows 1 line
only as follows,, "CreateFile(),File:.\it41.cpp,Line:601"
I have properties listed as significant, but this is the only thing read! any thoughts appreciated.

A:enclosure shows only a lone file when opened

Hi buginmyear,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Looks like I have a buginmyeyes and additionally a buginmybrains.

You copied 8GB of data to drive 1 in your enclosure from PC 1.

Now when you connect that drive 1 in your enclosure to PC 2, you see only some nonsensical file instead of that sensical 8GB of data copied.

Is that what you mean?

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Hey Everybody, so here is my scenario, I have a Windows 7 (enterprise) Evaluation disk that I am using to learn WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit.) I have copied the Install.wim file from the Windows 7 evaluation disk and into a folder on my machine running WAIK. I have full access to that folder and subdirectories but here is my problem. I Open Windows System Image Manager, right click "Select a Windows Image or catalog file" and select my install.wim file. When I do I am prompted with a message

"The catalog file for Windows image Windows 7 ENTERPRISE cannot be opened for the following reason: Cannot find the catalog file associated with the Windows image Windows 7 ENTERPRISE. -You must have a valid catalog file to continue. Do you want to create a catalog file?

If I say yes, it gores through the process of mounting the windows image, then it sensentized the data, then unmounted the windows image, then I get the error: Windows SIM was unable to generate a catalog file.

Here is a copy of the log generated:

8:06 PM :
8:06 PM : Windows SIM was unable to generate a catalog. For troubleshooting assistance, see the topic: 'Windows System Image Manager Technical Reference' in the Windows OPK or Windows AIK User's Guide.
8:06 PM :
8:06 PM : System.InvalidOperationException: The operation failed to complete. ---> System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. --->... Read more

A:WAIK -The catalog file for win7 Ent. cannot be opened

When creating a catalog file, you must create it on the same architecture machine, for instance if you're trying to create a Win7 x64 catalog, you have to be running Windows SIM on a x64 machine, same for x86.

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It began a couple of weeks ago with some reckless downloading of various sound editing software. All of them sucked, so I uninstalled all of them and was careful not to get suckered into downloading extra stuff (i.e. toolbars). I ended up contracting the dlinksearch virus anyway, which redirected my links to the dlinksearch webpage. I ran mbam, adwCleaner, and Hitman Pro as suggested by this site. For a while, I didn't get my links redirected until yesterday when a link went to dlinksearch. I ran mbam again, got nothing. I used Junkware Removal Tool this time too, because I ended up leaving it out last time since Norton 360 didn't have any info on it. At that time, a couple of my taskbar shortcuts were blank pages instead of their icons and they didn't work. I thought it was an .exe file corruption or something, but weirdly enough they were working again, though still missing their usual icons. I followed the instructions as directed by here anyway and restarted the computer. But the computer didn't go to the startup screen, it instead said something about NFTS(sp?) and began scanning all the files and restoring them to default or something. I let it go on for about an hour, then when I get to my admin account (which is the only account on the laptop), a window opens labeled "Desktop Gadgets" and says "Settings.ini is being used by another process. Close the other program and the click Retry, or click Cancel to exit." It appears as sidebar.exe under processes. All the shortcu... Read more

A:All shortcuts can't be opened, settings.ini file being used by another process..

Sounds like registry corruption. You may have a rootkit Trojan, but I'm not certain.
Have you ever created a restore point before, or do you know for certain if any restore points have ever been made?
Can you get into Startup Repair?

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When I double-click on a file, what affects the speed that it gets loaded and opened up? jpeg, mpg, mp3

Is it the CPU? Hard disk RPM? RAM per stick? Total RAM? Filename length? Number of sub-directories it is in?

A:What affects the speed that a file gets loaded and opened up?

Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx

When I double-click on a file, what affects the speed that it gets loaded and opened up? jpeg, mpg, mp3

Is it the CPU? Hard disk RPM? RAM per stick? Total RAM? Filename length? Number of sub-directories it is in?

Yes plus cache, pagefile, FSB, etc.

Might help if we had some more info on the type of files and your system specs.

Ken J

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I have arranged my file icons in "My Documents" folder in a particular way that is good for me. My arrangement has a different number of files on each row. When I open an Excel 2000 file by double clicking the icon, the icon moves to a different location in the folder. It seems to move to the next available space in the grid. When I close the file, the icon moves again, not back where it was, but to the highest available grid space. Opening a Word 2000 file seems to work OK. The icon doesn't move. I have tried this on XP machines with newer Excel and the icon doesn't move. Is this something unique to Windows 2000 or Excel 2000 or do I have some other problem?

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HELP. Running xp home/HOTMAIL. Have now received 2 .txt files from MExico. They download and they open but when they open i see a whole bunch of email addresses, html and body tags and somthing that says MIME format and then thousands of lines of code. The latest email file from MExico was called fotoshistorica.txt which i think means historical photos. I tried opening it in a picture viewer app but nothing. Opening it in any text editor gives me the above. Any help would be appreciated. Also i am getting from my friends in Mexico that they cant open a lot of my attachments. Is that country set up different for emails and stuff and attachment opening? Again any help is great. AND THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME!!!!!!!!

Part of file----

Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 19:41:24 -0500
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook, Build 11.0.5510
Thread-Index: AcepZb/rcm4A6LbgQlyPweDPMImFlQ==
x-originating-ip: []
x-ymail-osg: xe_DCgMVM1m8Bq7mvegPYyBcySx0sHy8UwQLj53t
x-apparently-to: [email protected] via; Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:41:29 -0700
x-mimeole: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.3028

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

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I have a shared folder that i mapped so 2 computers can share the files. Both computers have access 2007 installed.

What i want to do is have them able to open the same access file and have it update while they both have it open?

A:same access file opened on 2 computers to update while open on both

Man it has been a long time since I messed with access, but I do recall a method where it actually duplicates the file allows the changes from two sources, then sync's them back into a single file.

Anyhow what you want is possible if not exactly the way you are looking to do it. I'm sorry I haven't had my coffee yet and as I said it's been awhile.

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I used Halsoft Excite Virtual Places Chat ( ) long ago and I loved it, but I can?t install the program, which is annoying! At the beginning of installation, it gives me the Error:

The file ?C:\Windows\system32\Msvcrt.dll? could not be opened. Please check that your disk is not full and that you have access to the destination directory.

I use Windows 7. Running the program under compatibility mode for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista had the same error. Any ideas?

A:The file ‘C:\Windows\system32\Msvcrt.dll’ could not be opened.

Hi if there is something wrong with the dll file your download may have been corrupt try a fresh download and install

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I downloaded a file that was a supposed crack of a program, and it was not. I double clicked to open it, and the file disappeared. Since then there are four programs that I believe to be viruses that will show up every now and then under processes in Windows Task Manager, and I'll end them when they come back. The processes that have appeared since I opened the file are:

I found the first one listed as malware I believe, and it took up a very large amount of ram. The second and third were nowhere to be found with a Google search. The fourth one I am pretty sure prevented me from clicking anything on the task bar, because once I ended it I could click the task bar again. Also, my inability to click the task bar began when a pop-up window appeared in the lower right hand corner, along with an icon that I do not think I have seen on my computer before. This a picture of the pop-up, along with the icon circled in red:

The pop-up went away after a while of clicking on other windows I believe, and the icon went away when I canceled the fourth process. All of the above processes have reappeared a few times since the original file was opened. I have started the steps in the forum about posting logs, but GMER is still running after I started it three hours ago. I was wondering if anyone had advice about this situation without the files requested in the forum instructions

A:Virus processes appeared after I opened a file I downloaded

All right, GMER finished so I can post the logs now

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by All at 20:44:27.88 on Wed 07/07/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1320 [GMT -4:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54Gv4.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfe... Read more

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Hello Windows 7 Expert,

I have my Taskbar set at Never Combine

However, currently when I open a new file in Windows 7 it still groups files somewhat. Let me explain.

Suppose I open a Word File, then an Excel File and then a Word file. Instead of the files appearing in that order on the Taskbar, Windows 7 will place the last Word File in the second position (Adjacent to the first Word file) instead of to the right most position (last / third position).

I really dislike this behavior because if I have multiple different files open and then I open another file I often have to look for its position in the taskbar instead of just looking to the right position which is much more efficient. I would much rather Windows 7 behave like Windows XP where every new file on the taskbar is placed in the right most position.

Can this be achieved in Windows 7?

Thank you.

A:Taskbar: Push Newly Opened File Icons to the Right / Last Position

Can't do with built-in Win7 features.

Try 7+ Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's Blog to accomplish what you want

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Hi all,
I opened a dodgy PDF and I'm unsure as to whether I have been infected, but my computer is running very slowly. I panicked and tried MBAM (came back clean) and AdwCleaner which removed some things. Any help would be appreciated.
Here's the DDS logs:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17239
Run by Sarah at 13:33:44 on 2014-08-22
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.1961.769 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
AV: Sophos Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {6BABF8F7-3EB6-BD1D-9167-8C5ECA060A29}
SP: Sophos Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {D0CA1913-188C-B293-ABD7-B72CB1814094}
SP: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
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
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SavService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServi... Read more

A:Computer running slowly, opened dodgy PDF file and not sure if infected

Hello sgside,my name is Jo and I will help you with your computer problems.Please follow these guidelines:Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient.Read and follow the instructions in the sequence they are posted.print or copy & save instructions.back up all your private data / important files on another (external) drive before using our tools.Do not install / uninstall any applications, unless otherwise instructed.Use only that tools you have been instructed to use.Copy and Paste the log files inside your post, unless otherwise instructed.Ask for clarification, if you have any questions. Stay with this topic til you get the all clean post.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.***1. Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.***2. Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system, download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Right-click FRST / FSRT64 then c... Read more

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In windows 7 there was this feature I loved when you needed to open a file in a program via standard "File -> Open" dialog and if you had the folder with that file already opened in windows exlorer then you would just click that explorer window and your Open File dialog window would instantly display that folder.Afer upgrading to win8 i lost this function and really want it back.just a detailed process because I know it's hard to understand if you never experienced it:1) You have pressed File->Open in some program and Open File Dialog showing you some random folder.2) You have Target_Folder opened in windows explorer3) You click on the windows explorer window4) Open File Dialog automatically switches to that folder and you can just pick your file there without navigating for 2 minutes.

A:How to make Open File Dialog to show the folder opened in explorer

I don't think that what you are describing is a feature of Windows 7. I cannot duplicate it on any of my Windows 7 machines or VMs.1. I had a Windows Explorer Window open to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft.NET2. I used notepad and used File->Open. The Open File Dialog started in my Documents folder.3. Clicking the existing Explorer Window that was open to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft.NET did not change the Open File Dialog to point at that location.I tried a few different programs (Wordpad, notepad, Paint, and Microsoft Word) and I wasn't able to get the behaviour you described.The feature may have been coming from an add-on program of some sort, or may be specific to programs that you use (and those programs may not support the feature in win8+).

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I have this left over file from a .zip file that I extracted. When I try to delete it it says:

"This is no longer located in C:\Users\Tim\Downloads. Verify the item's location and try again.

Type: File
Size: 0 bytes
Date Modified: 6/1/2010 11:13 p.m."

Can someone please help me with this? I have tried to make it a hidden file, tried deleting, moving, renaming, changing properties. It's like the file is non-existent, but it's still there in this folder. I even tried deleting the folder and I get the same message.

A:[SOLVED] Ghost file-cannot be opened, deleted, renamed, moved, and doesn't take up sp

Hi give this a shot

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Hi all,
Windows Server 2003 SP2 - is sharing a folder, and the client PC's that are opening files on LAN (100Mbps).
There are 5 PC's 3 with Windows XP, one uses Windows 7 and another one Windows Vista, the problem is detected only on the XP machines. When users try to open a Word or Excel file it hangs, other files are opened instantly (*.pdf, *.exe...). They use Microsoft Office 2007.
What could be the problem ? Why Office files are freezing when being opened from a shared map ?
Please help me solve this issue, thank you in advance.
P.S.: I removed the "Microsoft Office File Validation Add-in" still the issue persists.

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Hi all,

Windows Server 2003 SP2 - is sharing a folder, and the client PC's that are opening files on LAN.

There are 5 PC's 3 with Windows XP, one uses Windows 7 and another one Windows Vista, the problem is detected only on the XP machines. When users try to open a Word or Excel file it hangs, other files are opened instantly (*.pdf, *.exe...). They use Microsoft Office 2007.

What could be the problem ? Why Office files are freezing when being opened from a shared map ?

Please help me solve this issue, thank you in advance.

P.S.: I removed the "Microsoft Office File Validation Add-in" still the issue persists.

A:Microsoft Word or Excel file hangs when being opened from a shared location

Try this: A computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 takes four minutes to open a Microsoft Office 2003 document from a network share
Excel 2003 Slow Opening From Network Share | Welcome to

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Hi!!! Another problem! I was innocently chatting using Windows Live Messenger, when I recieved an invitation to accept a file called '', from one of my contacts. I stupidly extracted it and double-clicked on some sort of anonymous file, I think it was called 'webcam_photos_2007_screensaver' or something along those line...

Anyway, at random times, the worm opens up all my online contacts and attempts to send them the '' file, along with a message saying something like 'these are my holiday pictures', and lot of other things.

I have deleted everything to do with, and run my AVG virus scanner, where it picks up trojans ( but I believe that is something to do with WinFixer and the WinAntiVirusPro2007 business, which I am currently sorting out). I have run Spybot, McAfee Stinger, but nothing.


A:Help! Worm Form Windows Messenger Live Chat! Saved/opened A File Called ''.

Please don't start any more new topics,stick to your initial topic here:*This topic is now closed.*

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My son has an ipad and an iphone. the iphone is not sycned to the ipad but a single email has been opened on the ipad that he has only accessed via his iphone. How can this happen?

A:one email looks opened when i ahve not opened it?

It sounds like you are using IMAP, which syncs the emails with the server, not the devices. So when one device shows up and is read there, the other will then show the same thing (being read). This is normal.

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Just a few days ago I noticed a strange problem. I was downloading a program with Firefox (latest version) and the download dialogue froze up when I opted to save the file. I thought Firefox was being buggy, so I closed it and reopened, but the problem persisted. My next step was to reboot. No luck. I ran a full virus scan with Norton, and downloaded AdAware to see if spyware could be causing a problem. I was clean. I later found that if I just wait a really long time, the dialogue box to choose the file's location eventually comes up. After this, the problem seems to be gone until I reboot. In other words, once I wait forever for the box to pop up, the next time I download something it pops up instantly like it should. I unfortunately noticed that this problem wasn't unique to firefox. I clicked to add a file to my Winamp playlist, and the same thing happened. Winamp froze and a few minutes later the Open File box popped up and everything was fine. It also happened with AIM when I tried to send a file to a friend. This problem was very annoying to google because the combination of words describing the problem comes up with irrelavent hits. I'm very computer literate but this problem confounds me. I'd appreciate any help or insight. Hijack This log available upon request.
EDIT: I'm running WINXP SP2 fully updated to my knowledge, and my computer specs are listed.

A:Programs freeze when "Open/Save File" dialogue is opened.

uninstall the program you downloaded...what was it ?...see if that straghtins out the joy uninstall firefox and reinstall it...somehow in the download it got corrupted

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Please help. I have seen a few post about this error but nothing I have tried has helped.

Each time I open outlook a balloon pops up my task bar with the following message:

Microsoft Office Outlook
A data file did not close properly the last time it was used and is being
checked for problems. Performance might be affected while the check is in

Then the message quickly dissapears before you can even read it properly and outlook closes automatically.

A:"A data file did not close properly" when Outlook 2007 is opened

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hi all - something kinda wierd that i just noticed......
say i have a have a microsoft word document file on my desktop.
when i open it up to view or edit it - i notice another one shows up on the desktop that seems kind of transparent - not totally but kind of a ghost image of the one im viewing or editing.
another thing is that the name is different than the original.
say the original is 1MY Letter2Sellers
the 2nd one is ~$Y Letter2Sellers
whats all this about?
any thoughts / ideas.
thanks all.

A:Solved: Duplicate "Transparent" Word file shows up when opened ?

Hi there:

That's actually just a temporary file that Word automatically creates. It's nothing to be concerned about! There's a great post here that explains what it's all about (I won't bother regurgitating it):

Hope that helps! Have a great day.

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I opened a email on my msn on Monday and I started to download the file when I realized something was wrong and it wouldn't let me cancel so I turned the computer off in hopes that it would stop it. Starting Wednesday I get pop-ups through out the day that read, at the top "winntr1" and then below "the specified file can not be opened". Today I have started getting a similar pop-up that won't stop that says, at the top "winntr1" and then below "Not enough storage space is available to complete this operation". I found this site by googling my issue and found a similar thread, Infected email ('fotos 27/06'), apparent trojan, bulk resending of itself to contacts, from August 1st. I read the advise and followed along and now I need more help.

OS: WindowsXP

Here is the HJT scan and my Kaspersky Scan Report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:08:07 AM, on 8/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetM... Read more

A:Trojan by email- get pop-ups "winntr1, the specified file can not be opened"


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Hello i have a dell with widow's XP 2000 and have a little problem!!

I have a game called NASCAR Racing 2003 season and the car files are named as follows:

Example: the file ext is .car

I wanted to open a file with this name so i opened it with wordpad and after doing so
every file with the ext ".car" is now in wordpad form how do i undo this
"WITHOUT" system restore!!

Thank you!

A:Opened a file with word pad now all are word pad files!!

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I accidently loaded Voodoo 3dfx on my computer and now my video is all messed up I can not read anything. How do I get this straighted out. I am not real computer savy so I really need help...please


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I am so sorry folks i should also tell you that i have been using ccleaner the following are my HJT and adsspy logs Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 3:52:51 PM, on 1/18/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\sdkyz32.exeC:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Lanovation\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\WINDOWS\system32\sdkbi32.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Documents and Settings\mike\My Documents\Unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\rgxpf.dll/sp.html#14044R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\rgxpf.dll/sp.html#14044R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blankR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Defaul... Read more

A:My new log since the accident

Please post this log in your thread where I am already helping you, otherwise we get confused.

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My son accidentally placed the operating disc for Windows XP Home Edition for a PC in his Sony Laptop Originally running Windows XP Professional. How can I remove Windows XP Home so that the computer will recognize everything?


and welcome to the Forum

What do you have now? . . Two operating systems or just Home?

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I'm using windows XP and in network connections I accidently deleted my lan connection icon. (I know that sounds goofy) Then the recycle bin got emptied before I could restore it Since I am using DSL I obviously need this, but it will not even detect the hardware to make a new connection. I've spent hours trying to figure this out, and read everything about LAN in the microsoft help and support.
please help!

A:threw away my lan by accident

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I accidentally downloaded the incorrect student version from Digital River. I meant to go with the 64 bit but installed the 32 bit. I'd already done the install before I realized my error. I contacted Digital River and they are refunding my money for the 32 bit purchase. I have since purchased the 64 bit version but can't figure out how to install it. I'm getting an error message when I try to do the install. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I'm pretty confused right now.

A:Installed 32 Bit On Accident

Quote: Originally Posted by adam42381

I accidentally downloaded the incorrect student version from Digital River. I meant to go with the 64 bit but installed the 32 bit. I'd already done the install before I realized my error. I contacted Digital River and they are refunding my money for the 32 bit purchase. I have since purchased the 64 bit version but can't figure out how to install it. I'm getting an error message when I try to do the install. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I'm pretty confused right now.

Welcome to the forums...

What error message are you getting? And at what point are you getting it?

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hi guys im new to this software i didnt really no what this was all for really and me being one for downloading any thing and trying n e thing ive come across a kinda thing in which i have put my self into a lot of bother.
I kinda did the scan on the hijackthis software and kinda clicked every thing.
in doing so i have stopped them all.
in realising this i turned it all back on. thankfully i did a backup and it worked.
unforatuatly i deleted the back up and then scanned for things i didnt want.
i found a few things and then ticked them.
accidently ticked my firewall or some thing to do with my firewall and now it doesnt work.
ive reinstalled it 4 times and still it wont let n e traffic through.

is there any help i can get from some one so ui can turn it back on.

ps i have a log of wat i scanned just now if thts needed to help

A:accident prone please help

Welcome to TSF.

That's not good. That's the main reason we tell users not to use this program on their own since it can cause damage. Do you have an older log of what you had before you did the fixes? If not, tell us what you fixed if you can remember.

Post your new log you have now and we'll take a look at it. What firewall program are you using?

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For the record: I am Win98 and ME certified and knowledgeable with DOS.
I am a 'shift-del' freak and was cleaning my desktop, 3 weeks ago and accidentally included my coin logs(I've been working on these for 3.5 years). Being an XP user and knowing XP doesn't use DOS, I thought there was no chance of getting them back; I just found out I was wrong and with the proper tools I can. I never did this before, but so need to. Please help.

UPDATE: A friend referred me to "recuva" yoake a recovery, of about 15 files(MSWord), I got back 2 and one was my buff(buffalo coin) logs. However later I discovered;both files will not open. Windows says, "word cannot find compressor for..." I'm clueless here. Plus after choosing to unhide all files and folders, I ran into 2 files that have the names I lost; but they begin with "~$", only have 1K and the icon is light colored. What is this? Any chance of recovery nof these 4 and others.?

A:'shift-del' by accident

there are quite a lot of recovery programs available

I have used a digital camera free recovery on the site and recovered 100 images off a CF card , so i know some of these work well

From a Elvandil Post
Here's a list. If the free ones don't see anything, forget the pay ones. I know Pandora is still around and has updated recovery software. And the other day, someone used the Disk Investigator at the bottom, which is meant to show you how much stuff is still on your drive after you thought you cleaned it, and they managed to get all their files back. Dr. Freeware is pretty new and updated not too long ago, with other useful tools, too.

Here's the list, anyway (I have more if you run out ):

Free recovery applications:

Dr. Freeware Boot CD (also has partition tool, drive cloner and imager)
DiskDigger & NTFSWalker
Pandora Recovery (Free for personal use)
Smart Data Recovery
Recover Files
Roadkil's Undelete
Free Undelete (NTFS only)
Softperfect File Recovery
ADRC Data Recovery Tools
Undelete Plus
Data Recovery
PCI File Recovery
Ultimate Data Recovery
Disk Investigator


O&O Disk Recovery
Paragon Mount Everything (Mounts any file system, CD/DVD burning, File Manager, Partitioner)
GetDataBack (For FAT or NTFS)
Ontrack EasyRecovery Pro
File Scavenger
Recover My Files
RecoverPlus Pro
Zero Assumption Recovery
Active@ File Recovery
Final Recovery
Recover4All Professional
Easeus Data Recove... Read more

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a few days ago, I went to the "safely remove hardware" icon and clicked "stop" on the USB Port option.

Today, when I tried to get photos onto my comp by inserting the memory chip into the SD/mini/MMC/RS and the computer wouldn't reconize it. I went to my computer and checked to see if the icons, and none were there.

I tried restarting my comp, but that didn't help.

How do I retrieve the hardware?

A:[SOLVED] Accident

Remove the SD/mini/MMC/RS docking bay and the reinsert it into your PC, this is assuming that the device you inserted the memory chip into is connected through USB.

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General Info

Windows 8 pro
Cant do anything on computer
using a different laptop right now

I was in regedit trying to delete an instant savings app that had found its way into my computer. I believe i was in Local_Users and i know i went to the software folder. I accidentally deleted the software folder and I couldnt use any programs. I couldnt use a system restore because it gave me an error so i decided to reboot and go into safe mode and do it there but it didnt work. I have been trying to figure all of this out with windows technicians and didnt get anywhere. I cant do anything on my broken computer because when i boot it up, it skips the boot menu and i cant get it into safe mode or anything. it goes straight to the lock screen and I cant read any texts and can only put in my password. After I put in the password, it gives me a black screen for a few seconds with a blue spinning wheel on my mouse and it goes back to the lock screen. My idea was to load the cd I have with the win8 pro back onto my computer and that would reset the registry but I dont know how to do this because I cant do any functions on my pc at the moment. any help would be great. Sorry for all the bad writing, I am trying to finish a lot of homework and figure out this problem at the same time.

Thank you,

A:Accident in regedit

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Hi everyone.

I am having a very similar issue as OP, but I "accidentally" [STUPID ME.....] did diskpart/clean (only clean) on a remote HD (149Ghz size with no partition on it).

I am still reading through this thread and hopefully I will be able to recover my data on this remote HD. I have been using TestDisk, EaseUS partition recovery to scan (only quick scan so far) w/o any luck yet. At this moment I am running Partition Recovery quick scan now. Since I do not have any partition on this HD, I am not sure if I am doing the right thing.... I only store pictures (tons of them) and some docs on it. I am on Page 9 of this thread, I will keep reading and trying.

Thanks in advance for helping me,

A:Diskpart By Accident

Originally posted here diskpart/clean by accident....need to recover partitions,begging :'(

Moved to allow better help

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I noticed a slowdown on my computer this past week,
so i stupidly ran combofix thinking it would solve the problem.
i think it may have deleted something very important,
and now my computer wont load passed the:
"start windows normally; safe mode; safe mode w networking; etc" menu.
im afraid there's nothing i can do at this point.
i need help please!

A:ComboFix Accident!

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Hello-I have a windows xp (version 2002) Asus EeePC and I think I might have downloaded a virus accidentally whilst on a music radio website. I found that it messed up my internet browser and it would directly open to a website called "" Please advise what I should do to clean this up! I have changed the default from the wierd website to "" but it still will default to this website "partner12..." if the domain name does not exist. i used to have norton antivirus but the subscription ran out and i did not renew...I know I should probably get something to protect my computer as well from now on. Thank you

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