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app and software tool that lists and finds keys

Q: app and software tool that lists and finds keys

Hi guys and gals.
 I've been sifting through google trying to find a good, trustworthy tool that compiles a list of applications, games and software on customers computers and associate the keys. Mainly for when we do a system renew, so we can get the computer back as close as possible to how the owner had it. Has anyone got any suggestions?
 
 Regards

A: app and software tool that lists and finds keys

Hi guys and gals.
 I've been sifting through google trying to find a good, trustworthy tool that compiles a list of applications, games and software on customers computers and associate the keys. Mainly for when we do a system renew, so we can get the computer back as close as possible to how the owner had it. Has anyone got any suggestions?
 
 Regards
Belarc  http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html and License Crawler http://www.klinzmann.name/licensecrawler.htm
are the best ones I tried.

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Ive been told that the monthly tool doesn report if it finds OR removes anything,,,
is this true>?

]thanks
 

A:Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool... does it report finds?

From http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

"Note The version of the tool delivered by Microsoft Update and Windows Update runs in the background and then reports if an infection is found. If you would like to run this tool more than once a month, use the version on this Web page or install the version that is available in the Download Center."
 

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I have a problem, why else would i be here. NOD32 picks up a problem at startup as listed in the title. the file a.bat is placed in quarinteen and says that the file verify.exe is infected. veryify.exe is located in the system32 folder. After reboot NOD32 continualy finds the trojan.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:33:00, on 20/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\verify.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Atomic Alarm Clock\AtomicAlarmClock.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card Configuration Utility\Belkinwcui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:NOD 32 Finds a.bat and lists it as a zapchast trojan.

Would I be right in saying the following.

1. end the process verify.exe

2. delete verify.exe from C:\WINDOWS\system32\verify.exe

3. delete registry entry O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows 32-bit DLL Integrity Verifier] verify.exe

4. delete registry entry O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Windows 32-bit DLL Integrity Verifier] verify.exe

I have looked on microsoft.com and there is no file called verify.exe pertaining to DLL integraty.

Regards Rob
 

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Hi,As we all know that if our computer is infected with a malware or rootkit is that it will cause some problem running a program. Here are my list of tools that will not close.ESET ONLINE SCANNER BETA http://download.eset.com/special/eos-beta/...staller_enu.exeMCAFEE STINGERhttp://vil.nai.com/vil/StingerVIPER RESCUE SCANShttp://live.sunbeltsoftware.com/downloadPLEASE POST OTHER TOOLS THAT YOU KNOW THAT CAN BE RUN WITHOUT CLOSING OR SHUTINGDOWN

A:LISTS OF ANTIMALWARE TOOL THAT WILL NOT CLOSE

Hello Bouken Red.It is very important to note here that, simply speaking, different malware infections target different antimalware tools. The list of programs you have provided above may not always work against all infections.~Blade

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A friend has been having an intermittant issue with a Win 8 app so I've run the DISM tool. When I run it, it says it completed successfully, and "the component store corruption was repaired". But if I run it again immediately, it gives the same message. I've rebooted too, same result, four times now. I've also run sfc /scannow, it does not find any errors.

Any ideas what is going on?

Thanks

A:DISM tool continually finds corruption

Have them run chkdsk /f from elevated command prompt. Reboot and let it run. Will take awhile, probably over an hour, for large drive.

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Dell windows 7 home premium. 64bit Rkill finds several symptoms of zeroaccess rootkit your site has the mcaffe zeroaccess rootkit removal tool, but it scans for trojans and finds nothing. help!

A:Rkill finds zeroaccess rootkit, but scan tool does not find to remove

I thought I'd add the Rkill result page.
 
Rkill 2.6.4 by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/
Copyright 2008-2014 BleepingComputer.com
More Information about Rkill can be found at this link:
 http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html
Program started at: 01/13/2014 10:29:54 AM in x64 mode.
Windows Version: Windows 7 Home Premium
Checking for Windows services to stop:
 * No malware services found to stop.
Checking for processes to terminate:
 * No malware processes found to kill.
Checking Registry for malware related settings:
 * No issues found in the Registry.
Resetting .EXE, .COM, & .BAT associations in the Windows Registry.
Performing miscellaneous checks:
 * SMTMP folder detected. Please see this link for more information: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405109.html
 * ALERT: ZEROACCESS rootkit symptoms found!
     * C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-18\$8f41707faa8719c6299ccc46a7a3730a\ [ZA Dir]
     * C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-18\$8f41707faa8719c6299ccc46a7a3730a\@ [ZA File]
     * C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-18\$8f41707faa8719c6299ccc46a7a3730a\L\ [ZA Dir]
     * C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-18\$8f41707faa8719c6299ccc46a7a3730a\L\[email protected] [ZA File]
     * C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-18\$8f41707faa8719c6299ccc46a7a3730a\L\6715e287 [ZA File]
     * C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-18\$8f41707faa8719c6299ccc46a7... Read more

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Lets put it this way, I have alot. I will not use anything other than Mbam because i feel its the best for me to use. Here is my log after doing a quick scan.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2971
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

10/18/2009 4:49:44 PM
mbam-log-2009-10-18 (16-49-44).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 176443
Time elapsed: 31 minute(s), 58 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 8
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 10
Files Infected: 13

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{35069396-3567-9d8b-86e5-b3d3b89dd644} (Adware.BrowsingEnhancer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Cognac (Rogue.Multiple) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ExpertEnhancer (Adware.ExpertEnhancer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Foxicle (Adware.Foxicle) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MediaHoldings (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Mirar (Adware.Mirar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\PlayMP3 (Adware.PLayMP3z) -> Quarantined and del... Read more

A:Mbam finds adware, trojan, malware trace, and rogue tool. Please help.

Tallcoolguy700, is this the same machine as in this thread?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f284...ml#post2396057


Quote:




I will not use anything other than Mbam because i feel its the best for me to use.




We may not be able to help you then, as we have our own preferred tools and methods. MBAM is one of them, but not the only one.

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Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
 
 
STEP 1
 
 
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer like it did before.
After the scan has finished click on the Clean button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the remo... Read more

A:Rkill finds zeroaccess rootkit, but scan tool does not find to remove

Thank you, I am running them now.

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Any thoughts on the value and problems of software that helps you update your software and drivers? Driver Detective and Software Informer are names of two that I ran across today. Are there others that are better?

If it costs say $20.00 per year. Are the updates free or then you have downloaded something that you will then have to pay for? Is it a good idea or a bad idea? Is there a problem in fixing (upgrading) something that isn't broken?
Any other thoughts are greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your ideas.
Jim Harding
 

A:Software finds software Updates

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Hello Friends!

Please help me in finding a software which can do the following :

* Automatically copy all email addresses from the email's I receive...
* Arrange all those email addresses in a database kind of thing...
* Remove duplicate email address...
* Present all the email addresses when needed...

If possible...
* Send newsletter to all the email addresses in the list/database...
* Filter email addresses as per instructions...
* Allow to make groups...

In short, I need a software with which I can manage all my clients email address and send newsletter as and when required. I can understand that it wont be possible to find a software that can fullfill all my needs, but it would ne of great help if it could do even a bit.

Thank you.
 

A:Software to create Mailing Lists?

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Hi guys,

I was thinking of really starting a computer business. In many cases, I may take home the computer to work on it. To avoid liability issues, and to make the customer feel secure, what program can I use that lists all the computer specs/manufacturer/make/model on one page that I can print out and give to the customer with a contract that I am taking hardware off site? Thanks!
 

A:Software That Lists Computer Specs

The chances are you are taking the PC home to fix, because its NOT working , so could be difficult however,
there a few configuration programs -
http://www.belarc.com

online scan
http://www.d-a-l.com/hardware-scan.php

Standalone program with pdf and email output
http://www.pxserver.com/WinAudit.htm

SIW - System Information for Windows
http://www.gtopala.com/
 

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Hey guys, i have a win2k Domain controller set up as a Print Server, but i need abit of information.

My boss wants me to create a list of all things printed, such as the size, whom printed it, to what printer and the name of the document.

Well, its easy enough to make a spare Event log in event viewer and set it up to only record print events, but problem is, when i export the list to a TXT to print it, i only get the basic stuff, i don't get what i need which is the discription. Which can be found by dbl clicking on one of the print events.

Now i'm wondering if there is a program out there that would just make my life alot easyer, something that would print out nice little reports for my allpowerful boss.
Also, while i'm at it i'll post the rest of my wishlist.

I need a program that can record all the websites visited on the network and that could make a nice little list very similar to the print server list.

If anyone could give me a hand i'd really appreteate it.
 

A:Printer server software, (just need something that makes lists.)

Not sure if Karen's Print Logger works on Network Printers. It says it does but I have never tested it.

http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptprnlog.asp
 

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... there is no option to download & install a new BIOS via HP Support Assistant, it does not even mention it. I'm a bit unsure if to proceed now - heard that wrong BIOS updates can be fatal. On the mentioned website (see link below) there is no new BIOS mentioned for Win10 either only for Win 8.1. My current BIOS version is: F.34 Recommended on HP website (see link below) is: F.42 My product version according to seller is: HP Envy 15-K086ng 0714CZ IP http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-envy-15-k000-notebook-pc/6936206/model/7146286#Z7...  Windows 10 Home 64-bitIntel Core i7-4510U @2.00GhzBIOS: F.34228D 77.35NVIDIA Geforce GTX 850M (10.18.13.5362) ###### Why does neither Windows Updates nor HP Support Assistant nor Intel Updater mention this new BIOS? Should I just stick to the old version? Everything runs fine on Win10 except for a few shutdown issues. On 8.1 I had no issues whatsoever with the F.34 version. Thanks for the advice

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Hi, these are the results, I've been using these programs for a while now, does that mean I am infected with all these?
 
delfix_1.010.exe
https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/8a22c1ebd3acbfd7ba443a950d1a7903c27eb63fe0722585cbab2d56d2ad2d9c/analysis/1461107568/
 
Tencent     Win32.Trojan.Agent.Ts    20160420
VBA32   Trojan.SelfDel    20160419
ViRobot      Trojan.Win32.A.PSW-Tepfer.781312[h]           20160419
 
 
AdwCleaner_v5.112.exe
https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/66fd5c771835c0aaeae3eeacd907d8807fc401d8f38ab3ee7757b2a2fada2b25/analysis/1461211606/
 
AegisLab     Troj.Generic.mC9r     20160421
Cyren   W32/GenBl.61BB991D!Olympus  20160421
Rising      PE:Malware.Generic/QRS!1.9E2D [F]          20160421
 
rkill.exe
https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/6f084bfc9e26773a7d8f6c59b3650f7307a7b725fd2e9fddcba2199c28a349af/analysis/1461140398/
 
AegisLab   DangerousObject.Multi.Gen.mmaR    20160420
McAfee   Artemis!DD56EC4F2374   20160420
McAfee-GW-Edition   Artemis!Trojan   20160419
Rising   PE:Malware.Generic/QRS!1.9E2D [F]    20160420
 
Farbar Service Scanner
https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/b5793fb24a045581074007ffbc623d912ca00cab3... Read more

A:Virus Total lists malware in software recommended by BC!

This are false positives by the anti-virus. Bleeping Computer's hosted programs for download are trustworthy, safe and malware-free.Certain embedded files that are part of legitimate programs and specialized fix tools may at times be detected by some anti-virus and anti-malware scanners as suspicious, a Risk Tool, Hacking Tool, Potentially Unwanted Program, a possible threat or even Malware (virus/trojan) when that is not the case. This occurs for a variety of reasons to include the tool's compiler, the files it uses, whether files are compressed or packed, what behavior (routines, scripts, etc) it performs, any registry strings it may contain and the type of security engine that was used during the scan. Other legitimate files which may be obfuscated, encrypted or password protected in order to conceal itself so they do not allow access for scanning but often trigger alerts by anti-virus software.When flagged by an anti-virus or security scanner, it's because the program includes features, behavior or files that appear suspicious or which can potentially be used for malicious purposes. Compressed and packed files in particular are often flagged as suspicious by security software because they have difficulty reading what is inside them. These detections do not necessarily mean the file is malicious or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others or that it was simply detected as suspicious or a threat due to the security program's heuristic analysi... Read more

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SUPERAntiSpyware has found 5-6 instances of registry keys infected as unclassified.uknownorigin and appears to be unable to delete them despite repeated efforts.

I have run Advance Systemcare 3 in hopes of deleting it to no avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Infected? SUPERAntiSpyware finds infected registry keys

Hi and welcome to BleepingComputer The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Result... Read more

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Here is the hijackthis log for the computer.Someone at work downloaded malicious software to this computer and trying to fix it without a hard disk wipe. ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 2:59:44 PM, on 5/26/2011Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning 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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\2.0.181\SSScheduler.exeC:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exeC:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.binC:\Program Files\Internet Exp... Read more

A:Website Redirects, Virus Software Finds Nothing

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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We have an MSI all-in-one PC with touchscreen. I'm hoping to find a software package to centralize the happenings in our home. I've done some searching, but I don't really know where to start.

We're hoping to find a software package that...
- Checks multiple accounts for new mail
- Present a memo board so we can leave each other short messages
- Track a calendar so we can all add and update appointments
- Warn of upcoming birthdays, chores that are due, garbage day, etc...
- When idle, show photos, a clock, alerts, etc.
- Shopping list
- Works with the touch screen for most functions
- Eventually will control the X10 or ZWave power controllers for lights, etc.


...basically, replacing the whiteboard on our fridge, the calander on the wall, the constant nagging the kids to do their chores, and the lack of communication between us when we set up appointments, etc.

Does anyone know of software that does this? How about some Google search terms that might find some results?

Thanks!

A:Looking for centralized Home software; Memo's, chore lists, calendar..

I doubt you will find a single software package that can do everything you are asking for.

A few questions you should answer:
You have a single "Home PC", not a "Home Server" with multiple client PC's, correct?
Do more than one person need to use this single PC at the same time?
Does everybody log in and use the same Windows user account?
Are there any restrictions for some users such as children, or does everybody have Administrator authority?
Are you looking for a free solution, or are you willing to pay $$$?
Are you willing and capable to put in whatever time and effort is needed to accomplish all this.
MS Office Outlook email client can do a lot of what you want, but it is not free.
Windows Live Mail and Thunderbird are free, but have fewer features and capability.
Some of this might be done with Windows security and permissions, depending on how you are using User accounts and storing data.

You may be able to find a Business or Individual in your area that specializes in Home Automation that can help you, but it will not be free.

I hope I'm wrong and someone knows of a package like you want, but I believe if such a software package exists, it would be well known and used by a LOT of people, including me.

Hope this helps,
David

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A friend told me that they knew someone that said he had software that could look up all the sites and forums a person registered to using just an email address - like you just put in the email address, and it will list out all the internet sites and forums that email was used to register with.

Does anybody know what software or service that would be? I was not aware that there was such a thing, and I'm curious if that person is just pulling my friend's leg.

A:software that finds forums/sites registered with a particular email

Google.com

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I believe that something was added to my computer by a website and I am wondering if any pne knows of any software that will identify files or folders that were created today i.e., the day the software was run.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.

A:Software that finds files / folders added today??

Hi theaudioanalyst,

'Windows' offers a feature to search for a 'file/folder' that may have been created/modified on any specific date. You may try using it to see if that helps.

Please follow the steps listed below:
- Open 'Windows File Explorer'
- Select the 'location' on 'Hard Drive' where 'search' is required
- In the 'search box', in the top right corner of the window type 'datemodified:' (without quotations)



- 'Select a date or date range' window appears; select the 'date or date range' for today (or any desired date)
- Based on 'date range' the 'Search' may take a while to produce results

You may also want to refer to this 'Microsoft Article' to explore other possible 'Search Options': Advanced tips for searching in Windows

Hope you find the information useful.

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Hello,
I have a computer that has a corrupt registry. SFC /SCANNOW will not run. Windows Update will not work, Error Code 80080005. I even took my computer to a professional, dispite being very good with computers. He came back with the same result I did, a complete re-install of Windows. If I want Windows Update or SFC /SCANNOW to work again. Everything else with the computer works fine.

My question is, is there any way to repair the Windows Registry without doing a re-install?
SFC /SCANNOW finds missing/corrupt Windows Files.

Why isn't there a tool that finds and finds missing/corrupt Registry entries and replaces them? The only thing we have is a registry cleaner, which removes entries. I need something that scans for missing entries.

If there is no tool like this, why not? Is it impossible to make?

A:A tool that checks for missing Registry Keys?

I think a tool like that would have to have an image of your specific setup prior to the corruption. Not all registries are the same.
However you can try a Repair Install but read the conditions in the Warning box.

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i ran junkware removal tool and it deleted two registry keys. how can i restore these keys?
 
thank you all
 
 

A:junkware removal tool - how can i restore registry keys removed

Hi,
 
The tool includes a program to restore the registry prior to use of JRT.
 
It can be found at C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\Temp\jrt\tweaking.com_registry_backup_portable
Once in this folder, open TweakingRegistryBackup.exe
Click on the "Restore Registry" tab
Use the drop down arrow at "Select Backup to restore:" to find JRT's regback entry.
Then click the Restore Now button at the bottom left of the program.
Regards

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Hey there forum.

I'd like to start off by saying this is in fact my first post, and I do not know where else to turn.

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate on a 64 bit machine.

A couple of days ago, I was using AVG free 2012 as my virus protection software.

I was on my computer, and all of a sudden a warning for a virus (I can't remember correctly, but I think it was a Trojan of some sort). I tried to delete it, and it said no infections were found. I thought that was a good thing. Well, a couple minutes later it happens again...so I tried to get rid of it again. For the record, I believe it might have been a zip file that I downloaded off the internet that might have got me this virus.

Then I used MBAM which found nothing, and I started to believe it was nothing. After a couple more times though, I got worried. I got online and bought Norton 360 Premier Edition 5.0 and started scanning.

The scans came up with nothing, but then I noticed that in the corner it started giving me two notifications. One notification was saying a virus (I believe a trojan backdoor 2 or something like that?) was blocked, and that my computer was safe. The other one was saying that a different virus (I think a TDSS? I'm terrible with names...) required immediate manual removal. I followed Nortons instructions, which led me to download their FixTDSS program, which found absolutely nothing. So I did some research, and found Kasperskys TDSSKiller, also to no avail. However, when I ran i... Read more

A:MBAM finds Trojan.Agent but cannot remove it. Norton finds nothing.

I have some extra stuff to add. I Forgot to mention that even before I stupidly ran combofix, all my restore points were already deleted. Also, I just tried Norton Power Eraser and it said that it found no infections either.

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Today I received a desktop with Windows XP Media Edition Version 2002, SP3 with a high level of pollution. MBAM ran and found a multitude of issues that have apparently been resolved. The remaining item is TROJAN.TDSS. MBAM finds it and deletes / quarantines it. However, each time I restart the system (as instructed by MBAM) and then run MBAM again, the TROJAN.TDSS is back.While I'm unclear on the effect of this trojan, it remains on the system. Eventually, it will disable McAfee Security Center from receipt of updates and performance degrades (I presume some internet activity is running behind the scenes). After running MBAM a few times, occasionally, McAfee comes back to life and will run a scan of the system. It finds nothing.Anyway, again, I'm new to the process and system and look forward to hearing from you guys on what I should do to properly enlist your help.

A:8/4: MBAM finds TROJAN.TDSS repeatedly. McAfee finds nothing.

Hello,this may be a nasty rootkit.Please post your last MBAM log.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop:RootRepealExtract RootRepeal.exe from the zip archive.Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all six boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.EDIT about this backdoor trojan...A backdoor Trojan can allow an attacker togain control of the system, log keystrokes, steal passwords, access personaldata, send malevolent outgoing traffic, and close the security warningmessages displayed by some anti-virus and security programs.I would advise you to disconnect this PC from the Internet, and then go toa known clean computer and change any passwords or security information heldon the infected computer. In particular, check whatever relates to onlinebanking financial transactions, shopping, credit cards, or sensitivepersonal information. It... Read more

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What is the registry keys for? Can anyone what is it for please?

 

A:Solved: Junkware Removal Tool found registry keys (Moved from Windows 7 forum)

Viper Search Guard
Given that the keys are orphaned, the program is either uninstalled or updated and the keys are leftovers.
 

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Hi,

My PC seems to be infected with Trojan.Zeroaccess.

Fist I removed the folders,
c:\windows\installer\{random numbers} and
%userprofile%\AppData\Local\{random numbers}
which contained the infected files first. Then I restored the system using the point before infection.

Next day my antivirus software detected the files generated in Temp folder infected with Zeroaccess and Maljava!gen23.

I screwed up and I ran combofix, expecting it to fix the problem.
(Sorry I should have not to do this without any supervision or knowledge.)

DDS LOG:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.0
Run by fremont71 at 21:59:26 on 2012-08-05
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.932.81.1041.18.1911.953 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *Enabled/Updated* {88C95A36-8C3B-2F2C-1B8B-30FCCFDC4855}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Symantec Endpoint Protection *Enabled/Updated* {33A8BBD2-AA01-20A2-213B-0B8EB45B02E8}
FW: Symantec Endpoint Protection *Enabled* {B0F2DB13-C654-2E74-30D4-99C9310F0F2E}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Wi... Read more

A:Infected with Trojan.Zeroaccess & Antivirus software continually finds Maljava!gen23 files in Temp folder

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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I have some sensitive material on my computer which I would not like others to see. So, I'd like to know how to exclude some folders and files from lists like recent items, jump lists, etc. Is it possible?

A:How to exclude files and folders from "Recent" lists and jump lists

Welcome to Seven Forums Stawan. It's possible to turn off the recent items in the jumplists of specific programs. But it's a laborious process. I will describe it, but you'll have to do the legwork.

The Jump lists for each program are stored in

C:\Users\(User name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

as automaticDestination-ms files with random names.


To figure out which file belongs to which program , you'll have to do some detective work.

For instance, you could open a video with your media player program.

Change the AutomaticDestinations folder into Detail view and Sort by Date Modified.

Only one or two of the files should be showing as modified in the past minute. One may be a list of recently viewed folders, the other should be your program.

Delete one of the files then try to open your program's jump list. If it is gone, you have the right file.

Once you have identified the right file, restore it from recycle bin and set the file properties to Read-only. This will disable the jump list for that file. You'll need to do this for all the programs you want to exclude from jump lists.

As you can see, this would be a long and lengthy process, you'd be better off creating a password protected user. Good luck. A Guy

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Hey folks, I have some software that requires a key plugged into the LPT1 port or the printer port. Now my problem comes in when I install the software on a Compaq Presario (Windows XP home). I have installed the software on several computers & laptops and they work fine, I have installed the software the same way on all pcs. Oh my problem is that the software can not find the software key. I have to use the LPT1 port, the driver is updated, printer actually works thru the key, but the software can't find it. Is there a setting in device manager were I can change the printer port to read COM2? I can't open the software to configure it on where to look for a key. Help please.

P.S. the Software tech & Compaq are of no help

Thanks,

Hector
 

A:COM1 & software keys

Sounds like you are referring to a software "dongle" key.

Remapping the LPT1 to a COM2 port would not work surely as the dongle will not fit a serial port (or be expected to work even if it did with an adapter).

I would look in the PC BIOS first to ensure LPT1 is set for Bi Directional/ECP/EPP or similar (or it will not be able to "read" the dongle).
 

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Please send me a new activation key for my Window Vista Ultimate.

A:Software Activativation Keys

We are not affilitated with Microsoft and the keys cost. You must buy it form an authorized dealer or other authorized source.

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Please send me a new activation key for my Window Vista Ultimate.

A:Software Activativation Keys

We are not affilitated with Microsoft and the keys cost. You must buy it form an authorized dealer or other authorized source.

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Getting ready to upgrade class 8 truck diagnostic laptop to a new and faster unit where I work
I need a way to retrieve all of the diagnostic program license keys
I tried License crawler with out much luck. It gave all the Microsoft info and 1 Detroit Diesel License.
I need to retrieve several more.
Belarc didn't give me all the keys I need.
Any help is much appreciated
Thanks
 

A:Software License Keys

Here are two key-getters. fetched out of my ShowKey bucket:
ShowKey.exe                                                      
ShowKey13.vbs                                                    
ShowKeyPlus.exe                                                  
Windows Key.txt                                                  
WindowsKeyPlus.txt
I forgot where ShowKey EXEs and VBS came from.

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Hi,

I am trying to setup a local SFTP which will:

1) use a public key file I give it
2) authenticate using a private key given from a client

can anyone recommend me such software?

I'm trying to create an SFTP environment where I can do the regular FTP (such as change working directory and download files and get a directory listing) but allow a public/private key authentication between client and server

Thanks
 

A:software for SFTP with auth keys

you have a duplicated post - please do not duplicate posts for the same problem as it starts to get very confusing

closing this post - continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/998528-what-sftp-ssh.html
 

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Like how it looks like in W10. It looks amazing!

A:Is there a software that keys you have multiple desktops ?

Multiple virtual desktops have been around for a long time. Try the freeware download sites.

Here's Gizmos list:
Best Free Virtual Desktop Manager

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Where can I download the hotkey software (Fn keys) for hp 15-ac126ur

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Is there a software that can search for all my product keys and serial numbers.  I download the free windows 10 upgrade from windows 7...what a nightmare , it will not let me install windows 7 back on without formatting my hard drive )-:
 
Thanks

A:Looking for software to find keys and serials

Hi larbec69 NirSoft's ProduKey is able to list quite a few program's product keys.http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.htmlThere's also Magical Jelly Bean KeyFinder that exists.https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

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I would like to make function keys to mute, volume up, and volume down.

How can this be done?

Are there hot keys or shortcuts to do this?

Or is there software that can assign these to function keys?

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Hello I have a Quantex 500 megahertz pentium III computer with Windows 98se 4.10 installed
I am looking for a free software that I can download from the web to run the hot keys multimedia / internet keys on my kee board. Any help would be appreciated

pawnclaw
 

A:multi media hot keys software needed

You should be able to download that from the keyboard manufacturer free of charge. Have you checked their web site.
 

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I installed NVIDIA Ntune some time last year, before it was compatible with vista, and of course it cuased problems, blue screens to be exact.

Becuase vista does not allow the "Installer Service" to run in safe mode I had no way of removing the software. As such, I just deleted the program files and then everything returned to normal.

But now I want to install the latest version, but the registry keys for the old one are still there, and as far as windows knows so is the application. So when I try installing the new version of Ntune it just tells me that there is already a version installed and then bails out of the installation.

Does anybody know how to delete the keys for it in the registry? I think it will be the ones that the "Installer Service" will look up, I just can't find them.

Any help greatly appreciated

A:Removing registry keys of old software (NTUNE)

Hi -

Try - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

It may be necessary to re-install the incompatible version to allow for complete un-install.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello

I recently decided to Dual boot Windows Vista and 7 but I now know I would prefer to use 7. Before I erase the vista partition I would like to know if 2 of my apps will re-install. I just bought and installed Kaspersky and it is only a single license, and I have MS office.

Will the apps automatically know that the license has been terminated and re-installed via the internet or will I have to contact customer care to reactivate the product key?

Thank you.

A:Software Product Keys for my Recent OS Swap.

You may have to call to re-activate, but it's a quick and easy call if you do.

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Hi guys,

I have an old keyboard but I like it and I don't want to change it.

This is it: Trust.com - Multimedia Keyboard KB-2100E

I want to remap the keys under the scroll to do something else.

They now have: Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V on them. I want to put another key combination to each one.

I tried hotkeyp but that only replaces ctrl+v ( the current combination in place ) etc with the new combination and I can't use ctrl+v anymore. I need those hotkeys to be available all the time, so to start and stop hotkeyp is not an option.

Any answer that could help me would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

LE: Those old drivers don't help me because they don't fully work on win 7.

A:Software to remap keyboard keys from scratch

Have you tried RandyRants: SharpKeys 2.1.1 ?

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Hi,
I had my laptop to be fully reinstalled (Windows 7 64 bits)... but not with the provided Toshiba software.

I'm fine with the reinstall, but I cann't use any more the Fx Keys (on the top of the keyboard) to change system configuration , such as the F9 keys to activate/desactivate the touch pad..

Could you tell me where to download this Toshiba software ?
Thks

Regards

Alain

A:Portege R700-185 - software to use direct access Fn keys

I am looking for the same ... see previous thread ... THX

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SterJo Key Finder is small tool that can recover over 500+ product keys including Windows XP to Windows 10 and Office 2013.
Is also could recover WinZip, Nero, AutoCAD, CorelDraw, Camtasia Studio, VMware and lots of old Games

Another advantage of this tool is recovering keys even from unbootable Windows folder or drive.

More details about this software could be found at www.sterjosoft.com

On this website there are more than 20+ other freeware about recovering passwords, windows credentials, login details and etc.

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Have loaded a software program, R:Base for windows on my new 64 bit Home premium.
It will not save the key or activation code, which must then be re-entered every time you start the program. Where should I look to fix this?

A:Will not save software licence keys & activation code.

Did you try to run that file as Administrator?

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I'm wondering if there is any software around that would allow me to bind something like Shift+A to function as F1, or Ctrl+Z to function as F2, etc.

The reason I ask is because I'm running an old game that doesn't allow changing default hotkeys (A,S,D,F,G,H, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5) to shift/alt/ctrl modifiers like more modern games do. What I'd like to do is be able to play using the default row of A, S, D, F, G, then making Shift+A function as F1, Shift+S function as F2, and so forth.

I'm not looking for a program that would make permanent registry changes in particular, but if there is one that does make those changes (but reversible), then I'd consider using it.

I'm not interested in any program that'd just rebind the F1-F12 keys to keys like Q,W,E,R,T,Y. It has to allow me to bind modifiers (shift/alt/ctrl) + a key to act like those function keys.

Thanks in advance !
 

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I need some advice. I NEVER use the Malicious Software Tool. I used to have it with my XP and I wouldn't let me do anything, go anywhere, and it blocked everything. Now I heard that I can run it when I want to and it won't run by itself. Is this true? I also heard that it is very, very difficult to get it off your computer if you get it on once. Many users could not get it off.

I would really like to hear opinions on this. Do I really need it!? I have had no problems in the past, but I'm just inquiring. If I can control it myself, I might download it, but if not, I probably won't.

Thanks for any suggestions!!

A:Malicous Software Tool

Its part of Microsoft's monthly updates and you can run it manually by following this tutorial.

Malicious Software Removal Tool

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Hi! I am in lookout for some piece of software, either from Microsoft or any third party, which can bundle-up few other tools and install them on to another PC over Internet, remotely. The software should be able to install, trigger the activity & uninstall all the tools without human intervention. The total process should be something like unattended installation like. The operator should be alerted with a message. Will you please suggest my any such possibility or otherwise guide me to such a source where I can this done, soon.

Thanks in advance.

Vamsy @ 00919844022130
 

A:needed a software tool

You probably want to read this page.
http://www.appdeploy.com/techhomes/windowsinstaller.asp
 

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To my knowledge this subject has been around for several months with a few people asking the same question and never receiving a believable answer. Google suddenly downloaded "software_reporter_tool.exe" on a friends computer way back when and when he checked on what it was, he got various answers and none of which explained anything. He noticed that the dates of origin, creation, etc were all fake. He saw when it was being installed but all of the dates listed were after it had been installed ... or something like that. I checked it and he was right. None of it made sense.

Norton initially stated that it was a safe program installed by Google, and was part of Software Removal Tool, a malware removal program. The problem was that Norton acknowledged that, at least at the time, less than (5) FIVE Norton users on the planet had the program on their computer. When asked why nearly no one had it, they got caught in one lie after another. They still maintained that the program was safe but they can't or won't discuss it's use. It's apparently top secret. When my friend finally removed the program from his computer, it came right back almost immediately. Norton now shows that "millions" of Norton users have this program on their computers but when I checked, I can't find anyone except my friend who has it and nearly everyone I checked with is using Chrome. Does that make sense? I don't think so. Anyone have a clue. All of the suggestions... Read more

A:Software Reporter Tool. exe

Solved Anyone know what is? - Windows 10 Forums

There ya go..
Jeff

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Hello,

Lately I am facing some very weird RunDLL32 errors while I am trying to run programs I need for work. Also some shortcuts are blank, and no longer point to correct application.

Here is image of screenshot I took: img718.imageshack.us/img718/3414/rundll.png

Some of my so-called tech friends have recommended me to install good antivirus with built-in firewall, which I already have (Kaspersky 2011) and get some good registry cleaner software.

Since I am a tech newbie, I've been checking many reviews like fixexe.com/best-5-registry-fix-and-repair-tools/ and most of them seem to recommend Registry Easy, or ACA Utilities.

I hope you guys can advise me what registry cleaner to choose, if choose at all?

Any help would be more than welcome!

Thanks,

Ann D
 

A:Is registry tool really must have software for me?

First of all, welcome to TechSpot.

There are several threads on registry cleaners and opinions on them differ.

For a sample of views, including mine, click below:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic158606.html?highlight=registry#7
 

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Hi...

WMP Scripting Fix Tool

Did a "Search" to see if posted already but came up empty...

About This Utility
Windows Media Player, by default, supports a dangerous feature that allows scripting to be embedded within media files. WMP will then execute the scripting when the media file is played.

The WMP Scripting Fix is a small application that disables Windows Media Player scripting simply, and easily, with the press of a button - scripting can also be re-enabled at a later date with this same program.

Why is scripting in WMP dangerous?
Windows Media Player scripting functions can be used to execute programs, open web pages, and much more when you open any media file that has them embedded.Click to expand...
 

A:New JavaCool Software Tool

Thanx for the heads up
 

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Currently, a large number of programs used on computers. Software Audit program to audit the installed programs, optimize software costs, reduce risk of illegal use of which in the case of checks will lead to the head and / or system administrator:?   the penalty for breach of copyright and related rights;?   criminal penalties;?   seizure of computers at the time of the investigation.Software audit?   aims to determine which programs are installed on users' computers and servers,    check program on the legality of the use,?   identification of programs that should be legalized and which can be used freely,?   generate recommendations on which programs can be dispensed with, and what you need to purchase to enhance the efficiency of the organization.What makes auditing softwareThe results of the software license audit.  A complete picture of legality established in your organization software. Identify the risks of legal liability and penalties.    The overall program for the legalization of unlicensed software, cost planning to upgrade older versions of programs.    Reducing the technical problems arising from the use of unlicensed software program conflicting, outdated and non-renewable software.    Standardization of the used software. Forming the necessary and sufficient set of programs to work effectively.    Increasing the... Read more

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Currently, a large number of programs used on computers. Software Audit program to audit the installed programs, optimize software costs, reduce risk of illegal use of which in the case of checks will lead to the head and / or system administrator:?   the penalty for breach of copyright and related rights;?   criminal penalties;?   seizure of computers at the time of the investigation.Software audit?   aims to determine which programs are installed on users' computers and servers,    check program on the legality of the use,?   identification of programs that should be legalized and which can be used freely,?   generate recommendations on which programs can be dispensed with, and what you need to purchase to enhance the efficiency of the organization.What makes auditing softwareThe results of the software license audit.  A complete picture of legality established in your organization software. Identify the risks of legal liability and penalties.    The overall program for the legalization of unlicensed software, cost planning to upgrade older versions of programs.    Reducing the technical problems arising from the use of unlicensed software program conflicting, outdated and non-renewable software.    Standardization of the used software. Forming the necessary and sufficient set of programs to work effectively.    Increasing the... Read more

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Came across this application and though it may be useful for anyone considering changing AV provider - AV packages can be difficult to remove






Quote:
What is AppRemover?

AppRemover is a free utility that enables users to uninstall antivirus and other applications as well as left over files from incomplete uninstallations.


Available Here ...

OPSWAT AppRemover, Thoroughly remove your security applications — AppRemover Site

A:AV Software Removal Tool

I keep changing my AV thrice a week. I need this app. Thanks.

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This just showed up as an 'important' update. I have it un-checked for now. Is there any reason to download this? The description sez it only updates itself once a month and that it 'reports' (not fixes) if anything malicious is found. I already run Avast! in real-time, plus Defender and MalwareBytes on demand. Do I REALLY need another 'tool' from MS added into my current mix?

Would appreciate hearing from those who are familiar/have used this...

THANKS!

A:Malicious Software Tool?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jo6Pak


This just showed up as an 'important' update. I have it un-checked for now. Is there any reason to download this? The description sez it only updates itself once a month and that it 'reports' (not fixes) if anything malicious is found. I already run Avast! in real-time, plus Defender and MalwareBytes on demand. Do I REALLY need another 'tool' from MS added into my current mix?

Would appreciate hearing from those who are familiar/have used this...

THANKS!


It is important though not critical. It helps MS to keep the virus dinitions etc up to date.

Ken

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Hi all,
Have a compaq laptop and both shift keys have stopped working. No physical damage (to my knowledge) has happened. Sticky keys are disabled. No physical damage to keys. Tried USB keyboard and shift keys working fine. Is this a hardware issue? OS is Windows 7.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Norman

A:Shift keys not working. Software Issue?? Compaq - Windows 7

The ribbon cable for the KB may have come loose, check that.

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OK I have hit a large problem on my pc now. I am unsure about which forum i should post this on so I am assuming here is fine - please tell me to move it otherwise.

So basically, I purchased an iphone recently and wanted to connect it to my pc to put music and other files on it. While doing this, my computer informed that I need a more newer version to run the iphone (my itunes was a really old version). I uninstalled the old version and downloaded the newest version of itunes and while attempting to install it, it fails as it "cannot remove older versions of Apple update software. Contact your support group".

On another forum, I was told that I need to delete all traces of apple software in order to install the new one - hence I would need to delete these files from the registry key. I deleted the relevant files from my system registry but noticed that they come back immediately after I close the window and go back to it. Even rebooting my system wont do it, any registry that I delete simply returns. Whether deleting the registry keys will even help the problem is unknown.

I just need some help regarding this...please tell me how to delete the registry keys (if thats what I need to do) and get the new itunes running on my computer. I have tried everything to no success, I would be very grateful if I could get help fixing this, and would likely make a generous donation if someone can help me fix it. My system is Windows XP.

Thanks a lot!

A:Deep problems with registry keys and Apple media software (help needed!)

Alot of people have problems uninstalling iTunes from their computer,

First to make sure, when you uninstall, in your add/remove programs you should have removed iTunes, then there should have/should also be iPod/iPhone updater applications, these should/have to be removed as well. basically anything in add/remove that starts with i =P if you've removed all these files already ignore this.


Head to http://www.oldapps.com/itunes.php and download an older version of iTunes (probably around 7.7 - 8.1 should do it, just as long as it is an older ver. than the one you had installed in the first place) once downloaded (on page, click the version you want, avoid the banner links trying to get you to accidentally click their sponsers, near the top click the link that says iTunes 7.7 or w/e ver. you're downloading) run the setup and install the older version of iTunes, restart your computer and head to add remove programs, remove iTunes and any iPod/iWhatever program/updaters you see in the list, once finished download a registry cleaner of some sort, for quick and easy use i'd suggest CCleaner ( http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ ) top right corner click link "Download Latest Version" once installed run this program and scan all areas, fix any problems found, reboot your pc. IF any files are somehow leftover, one more suggestion would be to use your Search (start > search > for files or folders) under advanced options check to search in Hidden files an... Read more

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Every month, around the 15th, my profile settings are corrupted and I have to do a system restore to get them back. The system generated restore point immediately before this happens is labelled by the system 'Software Distribution Service 3.0'. On looking into this it seems that at some point I have accepted an EULA to download and run something called Malicious Software Reporting Tool, and recently (a few months ago) Microsoft announced that they would update this program each month (the second Tuesday of the month) and it would from then on automatically run a system check in the background for malicious software. I checked on Google and there was one reference to this potentially corrupting profile settings for users.
This would seem to be the cause of the problem therefore.
The solution on the Microsoft web page was to remove tool from the automatic updates list, however this item is not listed on my automatic updates (its not hidden either). I have therefore changed my updates to notify me but not download or install. When the program popped up a few days ago I did not therefore download it. Yesterday however I did download a Windows Defender security update (which I assumed was unrelated), however the system has now been corrupted again.

Things I have done to try and fix this

1. Tried to remove it using add remove programs - it won't let you.
2. searched for the individual files in the directory to manually delete them - they seemed to be system fil... Read more

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Hi All. In a recent thread I got a pretty good lesson on Windows Defender. I just did a Windows Update and it had an update for Malicious Software Removal Tool, which I installed. I've never run this, nor have I known it to run. I looked in Control Panel and didn't find it.

Where is it? When should I run it? ...or is it something that runs automatically? Should I even use it?

Thanks

A:Malicious Software Removal Tool?

Hello TDKMate,

Here's some more information about the Malicious Software Removal Tool.

Malicious Software Removal Tool

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Hello,

I need help with my laptop. I have downloaded something awful into it. It redirects, puts porn shortcuts on my desktop, etc. I read some of the recent similar posts and started to try and take care of it myself. I didn't have much luck. I had Malwarebytes and Combofix on from the Windows Police Pro problem. This new thing rendered them useless. I was able to get Malwarebytes to run by renaming it to wuauclt.exe and it removed some stuff but not enough to where I could get Combofix to reload.

I tried to get a DDS log but could not get it to load either from the download link or from a jump drive. I was able to get Root Repeal to run and here is the log:
ROOTREPEAL © AD, 2007-2009
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Scan Start Time: 2009/11/04 12:46
Program Version: Version 1.3.5.0
Windows Version: Windows XP SP3
==================================================

Drivers
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Name: dump_iaStor.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_iaStor.sys
Address: 0xA5E44000 Size: 876544 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: rootrepeal.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys
Address: 0xF0B72000 Size: 49152 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Hidden/Locked Files
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Path: C:\hiberfil.sys
Status: Locked to the Windows API!

Path: c:\windows\system32\install.txt
Status: Size mismatch (API: 272, Raw: 271)

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A:Malicious Software Removal Tool

Hello and to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.*If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. *If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. *If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.**If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. In order to be notified via email when your topic has a reply you need to enable topic notifications. To enable topic notifications you should do the following: 1. Click on the My C... Read more

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I understand support for XP has ended but I have continued to receive Malicious Software Removal Tool updates each month. All these, I have run w/ no problem UNTIL this month (May 2015). This one seems to install but instantly reappears. Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - May 2015 (KB890830) I have Avast Anti-Virus installed (Free version). Should I just turn off Microsoft Auto Update?
Ken

A:Malicious Software Removal Tool

You can turn off this update if you don't want to see it anymore.
If you would like to keep receiving Windows Updates for XP, try this Registry Hack Registry hack enables continued updates for Windows XP | ZDNet

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Hi All. In a recent thread I got a pretty good lesson on Windows Defender. I just did a Windows Update and it had an update for Malicious Software Removal Tool, which I installed. I've never run this, nor have I known it to run. I looked in Control Panel and didn't find it.

Where is it? When should I run it? ...or is it something that runs automatically? Should I even use it?

Thanks

A:Malicious Software Removal Tool?

Hello TDKMate,

Here's some more information about the Malicious Software Removal Tool.

Malicious Software Removal Tool

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Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\pavsrv51.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\AVENGINE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\PavFnSvr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\AntiSpam\pskmssvc.exec:\program files\panda software\panda platinum 2006 internet security\firewall\PSHOST.EXEC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\psimsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Sprint\Sprint P... Read more

A:I Have A Hacker Tool...says My Panda Software

Hi, Wellcome to Bleeping Computer Forums!You might want to save this page on your favorites, so you can find it again when you return.Please take note of the following:I will be handling your log and helping you, please do not make any system changes yet. The process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean. Be patience.The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machineIf there's anything that you don't understand, please ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.Please give me some time to look over your log and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Tried the Malicious software removal tool from microsoft windows just to see if it picked up anything. Nothing was found. Anyway, it said that it would be removed after using. Well, spybot has an active X installed from Malware Cleaner class. It is also in the downloaded program files. Is this O.K. to have on the computer? Don't really trust microsoft that much. Anyway, can you delete the active X from within spybot without damaging anything else? Don't like the way they said everything would be removed and an active X is installaed on your computer.
 

A:Malicious software removal tool.

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Every time I log in recently the system asks me whether I want to install the Malicious Software Removal Tool. I do not want to do so.
Where is this message coming from and how can I get rid of this message?

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The MS Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) is updated together with Windows and is intended to remove specific malware on its list, but is not a substitute for an AV on guard.

So my question is this:
For someone who has a proper AV tool, such as Kaspersky or AntiVir PE, constantly on guard and also does periodic scanning, does the MS tool offer anything additional? In other words, can it do something that the resident AV can?t do or is it superfluous and unnecessary?
 

A:Is the MS Malicious Software Removal Tool Useful?

http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx




The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks computers running Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software?including Blaster, Sasser, and MydoomClick to expand...

Not required if you're a normal user with Antivirus, and scan occasionally with Antimalware tool




offer anything additional?Click to expand...

It checks for "specific software" for Malware software
Lets face it, it's useless if you have Antivirus and scan with a good Anti-Malware program like Malwarebytes
 

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MS has this new tool out- do any of you recommend it? I'm running Spybot, spyblaster, ad-aware and have norton. Is this new windows tool redundant??

thanks

A:malicious software removal tool

Hi originale

What would that new tool be again, the AntiSpyware?
Just something else for them to need a patch for.. Oops did I say that

I do recommend Spybot and Ad-aware Im not going to comment on Norton only that it has disappointed me too often.

I like using SpywareGuard
SpywareGuard now features Download Protection and Browser Hijacking Protection.

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The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000Article ID : 890830 Last Review : January 11, 2005 Revision : 1.3 SUMMARYMicrosoft has released the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to help remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows 2000. The Malicious Software Removal Tool supersedes all virus-cleaner tools that were previously released by Microsoft. You can download the Malicious Software Removal Tool from the Microsoft Download Center. You can also run an online version of the tool from the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site on Microsoft.com. To run the Malicious Software Removal Tool from either location, you must log on to your computer with an account that is a member of the Administrators group. If you are running Windows XP, you can also run the Malicious Software Removal Tool from the Windows Update Web site or by using Automatic Updates.MORE INFORMATIONDownload and setup informationIf you are an IT administrator who wants more information about deploying the tool in an enterprise environment, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:891716Deployment of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool in an enterprise environment This article includes i... Read more

A:MS Malicious Software Removal Tool

Judging by the total lack of response on the forum about the latest MS offering,it is not rated.I have not even downloaded it.Stinger sounds a better proposition to me.
Regards

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I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition with SP3 on a Dell Dimension E510.I already addressed this issue with Microsoft PC Safety, Microsoft Windows Update Support, and Microsoft XP Support. Using Microsoft EasyAssist they took control of the PC. They ran numerous checks for malware using several tools and came up clean. They checked the system using Dial a Fix. The system is so clean that there is no adware or extraneous temp files anywhere. The Microsoft folks spent many hours working systematically with me to try to isolate the cause over the past two months, yet the final answer is always the same:"It was my pleasure to work with you on your service request 1092165374. Unfortunately, we were unable to resolve your issue. However, I hope that you were satisfied with the service provided to you. I will archive the service request as Not-Resolved." I was advised today that the issue was being escalated, but would take a month or longer to address.What they have found is that Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) is only partially installing. The process goes far enough that Windows Update will show a green check for Installation Successful. Indications for a casual user are that the everything is fine. But the Windows Update shield indicating that updates are ready for installation returns, sometimes in an hour, sometimes the next day.Third party software was suspected, so we disabled all virus checking, etc. Even did a Safe Mode s... Read more

A:Malicious Software Removal Tool Does Not Run

Hi Cinquefoil, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

If this has been such a pain why not use another malware application like Malwarbytes which works very well.

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I realize that this will probably sound ridiculous, but I'm going to ask anyway. Every month, regular as clockwork, Microsoft updates its Malicious Software Removal Tool. My Problem is that I don't know where the thing resides in my computer, so I have always had to download it manually, put the icon on my desktop, then delete the icon for the old one. I'd like to stop this foolishness, so if anyone can tell me the file or other location where the updated Tool ends up on the computer, I'd appreciate it.
 

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Here is how to use the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool.
Click on Start>run>type mrt>follow short simple directions.
Not a replacement for anti virus programs...
Hope this is helpful to anyone wondering what is this thing called Malicious Software Removal Tool and how does it work?
 

A:Tip:Malicious Software Removal Tool

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that you can go to and it will download a bunch of programs and install it for you in one go? it was on techspot a few months ago but i can't find it here any help would be appreciated.
 

A:What was that online software download tool?

I guess it is ninite you are asking for.
 

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Just looked at the log for the recent Malicious Software Removal Tool and see a lot of 'exceptions' which scares us a lot. We have an XP computer and believe the D drive is a "Recovery Partition" and cannot be infected.
But the 11 exceptions show //D:\autorun.inf
which some postings on the Internet say refer to an virus/infection, etc.
Is my computer infected? Can someone please let us know because, as I said, we are really worried.
Please advise and thank you.
Alice
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v3.12, October 2010
Started On Tue Oct 12 21:49:47 2010
WARNING: Security policy doesn't allow for all actions MSRT may require.
->Scan ERROR: resource file://D:\autorun.inf (code 0x00000021 (33))
->Scan ERROR: resource file://D:\autorun.inf (code 0x0000054F (1359))
->Scan ERROR: resource file://D:\autorun.inf (code 0x00000021 (33))
->Scan ERROR: resource file://D:\autorun.inf (code 0x0000054F (1359))
->Scan ERROR: resource file://D:\autorun.inf (code 0x00000021 (33))
->Scan ERROR: resource file://D:\autorun.inf (code 0x0000054F (1359))
->Scan ERROR: resource file://D:\autorun.inf (code 0x00000021 (33))
->Scan ERROR: resource file://D:\autorun.inf (code 0x0000054F (1359))
->Scan ERROR: resource file://D:\autorun.inf (code 0x00000021 (33))
->Scan ERROR: resource file://D:\autorun.inf (code 0x0000054F (1359))
->Scan ERROR: resource file://D:\autorun.inf (code 0x00000021 (33))
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looking for a simple tool that can capture every movement/cick on your screen and then you can let it do all the clicks again.

For example, i want to post same bulletins on a board every 2 hours and let the software record one bulletin and let it redo itself every 2hours.

Remember i dont want movies or .mpgs. Just a tool that a replay or redo all movements again.

thanks!
 

A:Looking for a tool/software that captures every click and re-does it for you?

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Malicious software removal tool x64 how does someone run it manually ?

A:Malicious software removal tool ?

You can run the tool by
Start > Run > MRT

Malicious Software Removal Tool

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Just wondering if this download that comes through every month is really needed, just looking for opinions on it.
Thanks
 

A:Malicious software removal tool

It's one of the updates that I hide every month in Windows XP and Windows 7.
I've never used Windows 8, but I doubt it's needed there.

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I have set my Windows Update manually so I can pick and choose.

Should I d/l Windows Software Malicious Tool? What's it for?

Also, if I don't use Outlook or Publisher, etc. no need to update those, right?

Thanks!
 

A:Should I d/l Malcious Software Removal Tool?

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I was stupid enough to get caught by this software . My screen went blue all in the same fashion as Mr.Kirkham in his thread . It told me to if I wanted to save my PC from infection I should register which I was again stupid enough to do . My antivrus ( Avira )hadn't picked anything up at this stage . I then kept getting IE. popup boxes asking me if I wanted to save these sites in my favorites ( all porn sites ). Avira seems to have slowly gotten rid of these . My problem now is I cannot do a system restore nor can I acces the task manger by ctrl-alt-del , I get the message that this has been blocked by the administrator. I use Firefox as my browser not IE .

here is my HiJack this Logfile

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:24:54 AM, on 11/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
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I am not very wellversed with software. Last night a software somehow got downloaded to my laptop. It does not allow me to do anything. A pop up appears saying " Security Tool" "Your computer is infected with a worm which is altering system files...........". I cannotaccess system restore function since this security pop us blocks it.I cannot go to safe ode either.

I am using a friend's desktop to write this message. The infected laptop is a Sony VAIO and has Windows XP home installed.

Can someone help me to remove this malware and get my laptop back and running?

Sarwar

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With Microsoft updates, they regularly send their Malicious Software Removal Tool. I am having a hard time finding it's default save location in Windows 7 and in Windows XP. Could some one help please.

Regards

A:Where is MS malicious software removal tool saved

Click the Start button and in Search programs and files type mrt. Right-click mrt and select Properties or Open file location.

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Hi.
I have just upgraded to Windows 7.
When I go into Windows Update there is a download available for the windows malicious software removal tool.
Should I download this? I know in the past with Vista I have not.
If not, how do I stop Windows searching for this update in future?

Thanks
Chris
 

A:Windows malicious software removal tool

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I downloaded this tool on Friday and it ran for over 20 hours on Saturday. It kept displaying file names that began with "client", a bunch of letters and numbers and ended in".xml". After 20 hours I hard booted the PC as it seemed it would never stop. I can't find those files anywhere on my PC. The symptoms of malware are that my hard drive constantly is working. Task Manager says I have 96% t0 98% of the system available. Any ideas here?
 

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been trying to find a thread before regarding a freeware tool:
that shuts down/power off/reboots: winxp and kills all running processes as well.
if i remember correctly, it also runs in minutes,hours..
thanks!
 

A:free shutdown tool or software for winxp

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I understand (if you have installed & run this tool once, AND have MS Security Auto-Updates enabled) this tool will update and run the second Tues of each month. I ran MSRT the first time in Jan 2011 and it completed with a "results" message ("no findings, etc"). After the second Tues of Feb, I could not find any "evidence" that it had, indeed, run again. Any one have experience with this, suggestions, etc??
 

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Hi all,

A few days back i came across this program(well not really a program):
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

It says that it doesnt really installs the program on the computer. I used it on my computer and it was fine. However, when i used it on my friends Fujitsu laptop(not sure of model), problems cropped up. My friend does not have a firewall and it has pop-ups and other stuffs, thats why i tried it on his laptop in hope of removing it.

I havent seen the problem after using the tool but he told me over the phone that when he turns on his laptop, after loading to windows, a black command prompt window pops up.

Is there anyway of rectifying this? I've thought of doing a system restore the next time i get to use his laptop. Plz advice.
 

A:microsoft malicious software removal tool

This program by Microsoft is not rated to be the best.

Why don't you try another one to see the results?

Good luck
 

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Just received the August update (KB890830), I thought there is no more updates for XP?

A:Windows malicious software removal tool

Security updates will still be available.
If you would like to receive more updates, try this Registry Hack. Registry Hack: Get Windows XP Security Updates until 2019 Copy the code, open Notepad and paste the code into the blank Notepad, go to File/Save As, under Save As Type take the drop down arrow and choose All Files. Name the file Reg.reg. Save it to your desktop, and double click it to accept it into the Registry. Start Windows update and you will see a bunch of new updates. I have used it and it works well.

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just downloaded this, about 8megs. Now do i just leave it? do i not need to open anything to run it and does it run in the background all the time or only once? cheers.

A:Windows Malicious software removal tool

Run it once

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Hello.
Windows 7 (Pro 64-bit) keeps offering me updates for this. I don't use it as I have a paid-for 3rd party security app.

Where is it hidden (I can't find it on the machine) and how can I stop Windows offering updates for it?

Regards,

Cheemag

A:Malicious Software Removal Tool - Updates

You can type mrt.exe in the start menu, or go to,

C:\Windows\System32 and find the MRT.exe

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MS Removal Tool, saying I have infections and virus'. CLicked to see the problem and 'scans' my computer saying I have 38 infections. I click remove, comes up with a payment option asking for Credit Card details.

Have tried going through steps 6 and 7. Download links to desktop, try to open them. Warning sign from MS Removal Tool : 'Warning Application can not be excicuted. The file dds.scr is infected. Please activate your antivirus software'.
Not sure what to do now because steps 6 and 7 are the ones that are most imporant.

Other message bubbles keep appearing.
'Warning windows had dected spyware infection! Click this message to update'
'Intercepting programmes that may comprimise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC. Click here to remove them imediatley with MS Removal Tool'

A:infected with MS Removal Tool (antivirus software)

Hey - it's your bro!The program MS Removal Tool is what's known as a rogue Anti-Virus. It installs on your PC and will identify problems which may not exist but ask you to pay to remove them. More details can be found here.Please download OTH.scr to your desktop.Now download OTL to your desktop.Double click the OTH file and select Kill All Processes, your desktop will go blank

Then select Start OTL, - OTL will now run:Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedCasey

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All those rebellious non conformists (like me) that don't have automatic updates enabled should probably go to Windows Update now and get the latest 'out of band' version of the MSRT. Explanation is in the second item here; http://isc.sans.edu/index.html

Naturally, you're confident in your security arrangements but it never hurts to doublecheck!
 

A:Solved: Malicious Software Removal Tool

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Hi Folks,

I'm thinking of installing Microsoft Windows' Malicious Software Removal Tool, but am concerned there may be conflicts with:

1. Ad-Aware;
2. Spybot - Search & Destroy;
3. Stinger by McAfee; and,
3. Sygate Firewall.

The Tool (from MS Downloads Center) claims it is compatible with Windows 2000, but do I really need it in addition to the above?

Or should I expect 'problems' after installation?

A:Msw Malicious Software Removal Tool: Any Conflicts?

Malicious Software Removal ToolThe version of the tool delivered by Microsoft Update and Windows Update runs in the background and then reports if an infection is found. If you would like to run this tool more than once a month, use the version on this Web page or install the version that is available in the Download Center.The Malicious Software Removal Tool is normally downloaded every month as part of the Windows Updates. You only need to download it separately if you want to run it more than once a month.

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Has anyone received a duplicate automatic update notification on Microsoft Malicious Software Tool? I had KB890830 installed automatically on 02/14 and then KB890830 (the same number) again on 02/15. I really don't know how good this tool is anyway - now it makes me wonder if Microsoft has a problem with it? Appreciate any comments. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Malicious Software Tool

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I was surfing the web with my Chrome browser and some sort of program started running that I had never seen before. It said it was some sort of security program and that my computer was infected. It put some screen up and it prevented me from running any programs. I rebooted my computer a couple of times and this program would reappear immediately. I rebooted my computer in safe mode and it didn't come up. I then ran your dds software and rebooted my computer normally. The program has not reappeared since. I re-ran the dds software with a normal bootup and attached/pasted the results here. I don't feel safe doing anything with passwords on this computer anymore, as this virus or whatever is still probably around. What can I do to make sure it is gone? I don't have a Windows install disk or boot disk.


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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Adam Edwards at 12:02:27.62 on Sat 03/12/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.6126.4335 [GMT -8:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {BF5CEBDC-F2D3-7540-343C-F0CE11FD6E66}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {043D0A38-D4E9-7ACE-0E8C-CBBC6A7A24DB}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\W... Read more

A:Malicious Software Posing as Security Tool?

Bump... Can anyone help me? It's been several days.

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I've heard that this does remove Malicious Software, but loads a bunch of spyware onto your computer. Any truth to this?

I'm thinking about installing this, but the rumours have me kinda iffy


**EDIT** Sorry, this should be in the Security and Web Forum
 

A:Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool

no. Anything by microsoft is legit, but may or may not be useful.
 

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