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Q: Windows tech imposter

I like many other users fell for a scam with a phony Microsoft tech supporter phone call. I am usually very carful but he was so convincing. I allowed him in my Gateway computer long enough for him to put a lock on my computer. Pay $200.and he will unlock. I refused and hung up. I checked on the web and found out that I was not the only fell for this scam. I gave him no credit card info. I reported him to the authorities.
I found out on the web that if you run the recovery disk, it will wipe out the lock and allow you to access my computer. It worked and is working fine.
My question is does this recovery disk remove any software that he may have put on my computer. I am running Bitdefender antivirus and I always keep my programs up to date. Would you have any additional advice.
Thanks Gerald

A: Windows tech imposter

If you performed a Recovery to Factory settings, all is wiped out from the computer, including your own documents.

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This workstation started out with a Rootkit infection detected by ComboFix. Symptoms included losing all icons on the desktop and start menu. The user folders were all made system and therefore hidden. After running ComboFix, TDSSKILLER, Spybot and Malwarebytes the system seemed to run great. After about 6 hours of operation today the system started acting slow again. Then there was a bunch of windows that would pop up, after running ComboFix again I noted in the log file that qttask.exe was in there many times with a bunch of spaces before the extension. I deleted all those files.

Currently Adobe Acrobat 9 keeps trying to install. While in the process of trying to install I bring up the task manager and bring up its process which indicates that it's exporer.exe. If I stop it the explorer does indeed stop and does not start back up again till reboot (I thought it may not be the explorer.exe used by Windows). I will also include the latest log file from ComboFix in case that gives any clue.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to help... much appreciated.

TSG SysInfo:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2972 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 237437 MB, Free - 201723 MB; D: Total - 1025 MB, Free - 991 MB;
Motherboa... Read more

A:Windows Security Imposter

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I have just run into something new (to me) that I thought I would share here.

I have a user who was having an intermittant problem getting online with her browser, tho her computer would still be connected and I was able to log on to her using VNC (though Hamachi). She is a Firefox user, who has BOClean and Avira on her system and up to date. She (or I) periodically runs SuperAntiSpyware and Spybot.

When she tried to browse she was getting a plain white screen in Firefox. IE would do the equivalent, saying that the server was unavailable no matter where she tried to go. If she rebooted her system, everything would work correctly until the same problem would return.

When I remoted into her system I found that an old version of Netscape had been installed along with WinRAR and a version of WSFTP. A version of "mailbomber" had also been installed.

There was also a bogus subfolder in her IE folder called "explorer" with subs that had numbers for name and an "explorer.exe" file that had a heart for an icon. The description of the exe read ICE211 Microsoft???? or something very similar. I didn't find this the first time I was troubleshooting her system.

On my first pass through her system I had found and deleted all the above mentioned folders files and logs but I had missed the errant explorer.exe and it's parent folder, stuck in the IE hierarchy. She continued to have intermittent browsing problems that were temporarily cur... Read more

A:New explorer imposter? "Moved"

Would love to have you remote into mine!!! I am deleting files every 10 minutes with ATF Scanner, Shredding Files with S&D, and while uninstalling items with Ccleaner.Malwarebytes - No infectionOneCare Live Scanner - no infectionS&D either.BECUASE THEY ARE INTERCEPTED AND IMMUNIZED. this thing is so bad that it hides all the real files, and replaces all the file types so that you cannot open anything. Running at breakneck speed until all systems are rendered useless. Anyone that is trying to fight this thing ... here are the items that you need to go after:Graphics Adapters - all approved graphics drivers are uninstalled and VGASAVE replaces themNetwork Adapters - I started with one 6 hours ago and now have a dozen mostly wan miniport one of each flavor pppoe, pptp, l2to, ip , ip - packet scheduler minniport, parellel.... oh did i mention they are all hidden. You have to show them from the view > show hidden devicesc:/program files/InstallShield Installation InformationNET HOODPrintHood NT Windows Active Voice &cop; Dialer (look for /pin ball and you will find the dialer filesLOOK FOR NT AUTHORITY Ace_ loginsDoes a virus have arms? Mine on top of the video and network adapters like this evil sounding mouse driver MOUHIDE and MOUCLASS located here:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\ it is extensive I actually got a non mutated version of runalazer going... oh if you have trouble with getting bam to run just rename t... Read more

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I got this URL in my IE Address bar. It will not go away. I deleted/cleared all my History Folder & Cookies & Temporary Internet Files.

All the URL and other address have got cleared except this one. I do not see any new programs installed in my Program files and no new icon on my task bar. Some one Please kindly help me in getting rid this URL/address from my system.

Thank you in advance.
 

A:Unable to remove Imposter URL

Maybe a silly question, but what url???
 

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Hello,

I am having problems with a virus that pops up and tells me that my computer is infected with viruses or that it has blocked Trojan-BNK.Win32.keylogger.gen from accessing the internet. It is always claiming to be XP Guardian. When I end the task through task manager, it asks if I would like to end MSASCui.exe, which is unresponsive. The virus also affects my internet browser. Here is the dds.txt file:


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by ejaeger at 2308.10 on Tue 03/02/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3326.2248 [GMT -8:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\Bluetooth\LBTSERV.EXE
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Small Business\Business Contact Manager\BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe
C:\Program... Read more

A:XP Guardian Imposter Virus

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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Your hard drive is almost full. Having too little free space on your hard drive can compromise system performance.


Quote:




C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 233 GiB total, 19.364 GiB free.




I suggest you move pictures, music, etc. to an external drive or USB stick if you have one and uninstall any programs that are never or hardly ever used.

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Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

* Ensure you have disabled all antivirus and antimalware programs so t... Read more

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He stole someone's ID and username from a "friend" on Facebook. I thought it was my friend private messaging me, but it was an imposter. I gave to my friend my email address so I could correspond with this "new possible friend" and we exchanged a lot of emails and pics for about a week. The very last comment he made was "I have 1.2 million dollars in my account, how much do you have to help the underpriviledged kids" I told him I have no savings account and that was the last I heard from him. He led me to believe that he was going to relocate and meet me. I was able to copy/paste here for you the full message source.

x-store-info:sbevkl2QZR7OXo7WID5ZcVBK1Phj2jX/
Authentication-Results: hotmail.com; spf=pass (sender IP is 209.85.213.173; identity alignment result is pass and alignment mode is relaxed) smtp.mailfrom=[email protected]; dkim=pass (identity alignment result is pass and alignment mode is relaxed) header.d=gmail.com; x-hmca=pass header.id=[email protected]
X-SID-PRA: [email protected]
X-AUTH-Result: PASS
X-SID-Result: PASS
X-Message-Status: n:n
X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTA7YT0xO0Q9MTtHRD0xO1NDTD0y
X-Message-Info: gamVN+8Ez8V+RHg+F+brAfDaei/IGNqwdMGcggYHi/OH92lhkDHPn7b+QtitTaoIMTf9MGiDs4cuJAmD8zVRPEoTCSVtYQ5uwlTYQboOjFHG2+Zgth1q99yfDQe2eMlrK6/JTsuSCr+KiHoM35nO29jxHQAQBV4wPd7SSqpCLGy7gvkCyTUHiX4iZNOiN1+uXXS7BoEUEmUHopUs+GWc1Dl4tU3JL5eO
Received: from mail-ig0-f173.google.com ([209.85.213.173]) by BAY004-MC2... Read more

A:Solved: Was scammed by an imposter on email

linsjean said:


Is there a way to:

1. Find out where that IP address is coming from
He was using Gmail Click to expand...

For security and/or privacy reasons, Google does not include the source IP address of senders in the email header.
 

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no idea how i got it, but a huge virus has spread throughtout my computer and is infecting as I type respond soon ill check through my email for updates on different computers cause i dont wanna risk having this one on, and connected tot he interwebs.

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I have a virus that is acting like antivirus software.It pops up that i'm infected and starts scanning the computer.It also wont allow me to run my real antirus/malware programs.Also would not let me connect to internet.I have restored to an earlier time but i am sure it will show itself again.I do not have a ark.txt because GMER keeps crashing.I try checking and unchecking what you show but no luck.I do have the other files so i will post and attch them now:i do have my windows 7 disk,but i sure dont want to reformat or anything.i have way to much data that i would lose.

here is dds.txt:


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by mike at 20:25:00.62 on Thu 08/12/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1413 [GMT -4:00]


============== 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:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\AUDIODG.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
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A:antirus imposter malware/virus

i got the GMER to scan but it wont let me attach it so you can see it.

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Hello,

I am a Laptop Technician in Canada, and well to e honest I am really tired of junking so many motherboards because something has gone wrong on them. So I have decided to learn how to track down what on the board is blown, and replace it.

Can anyone you point me to where I can get board schematics and tech manuals for various laptops? And possible some sites with nicely documented details on the process of tracing down the short or whatnot?

Thank you,
Randy
 

A:Laptop Tech needing Tech Manuals

You should be able to get the manuals online at the manufacturers site.
 

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is anyone else having a problem getting on to these sites??? error says:

Server Error in '/' Application.
SQL Server does not exist or access denied.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: SQL Server does not exist or access denied.

Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Stack Trace:

[SqlException: SQL Server does not exist or access denied.]
System.Data.SqlClient.ConnectionPool.GetConnection(Boolean& isInTransaction) +474
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnectionPoolManager.GetPooledConnection(SqlConnectionString options, Boolean& isInTransaction) +372
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.Open() +384
CommunityServer.Data.SqlCommonDataProvider.LoadSiteSettings(String application) +168

[CSException: Unable to open connection to data provider.]
CommunityServer.Components.SiteUrls.Instance() +542
CommunityServer.Components.SiteUrls.RewriteUrl(String path, String queryString, String& newPath) +55
CommunityServer.CSHttpModule.ReWriteUrl(HttpContext context) +68
CommunityServer.CSHttpModule.Application_BeginRequest(Object source, EventArgs e) +91
System.Web.SyncEventExecut... Read more

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I'm not sure if this is severely malicious spyware or a bad trojan virus, but I'm having really big problems with my computer. This is the worst it has ever been...

My about:blank homepage has been hacked to have a "Quick Web Search" search box featuring a fake Internet Explorer logo. I also get "Only the Best" pop-ups fairly often. My computer has also severely slowed down and has frozen many times.

Here's my hijackthis! log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 2:01:10 PM, on 5/24/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\addaj.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\NotifyAlert.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C... Read more

A:Solved: "Quick Web Search", the imposter Internet Explorer logo, and the worst problem ever!

Download the new version of HiJackThis and post another log.

Do not reboot after posting the log until you receive further instructions.
 

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Hi guys maybe u can help me. I had Windows 8.1 x64 and windows 7 x64 dual booting with EasyBCD. It was all fine i had it booting up like this


Then i installed Windows 10 Tech on my SSD drive and all of a sudden it went to this


How do i get it back the other way like the first image

Thank u guys here at MT
 

A:Dual booting Windows 8.1 x64 Windows 7 x64. Then added SSD Windows 10 tech preview

>>Well First u boot to windows 8
>>Open "Run" and Type "msconfig.exe"





>>Under Boot, change the 'default OS' to "Windows 7"
>>And check/tick "No GUI Boot"
>>And check "Make boot device permanent"

Finally Apply and Ok
Hope This helps.
 

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HI MT Members i need some help when i dual boot from windows 8.1 x64 and windows 10 tech x64. the Time always changes for some reason if anyone knows a fix to help me out id be very grateful
Thank u
 

A:Windows 8.1 x64 and Windows 10 Tech preview Doul booting Time problems

You probably refer to this registry fix. It is working when you dual-boot Windows and Linux, but I never heard of such a time problem between Windows 10 & Windows 8.1. Is your local time actually UTC+4?
 

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have you facing windows 10 Activation problems contact our windows 10 tech support number . windows 10 experienced certified tech support team provide you complete instant and fast windows 10 support. microsoft's free upgrade windows 10 Anniversary update offer is now over. Later Microsoft windows 10 also allowed people to directly active and install windows 10 their original windows 8.1/7 product key. we have received a lot of feedbacks from insider on making it easiers to activate windows 10 on device that take advantages of the free upgrade offer to genuine windows by using existing windows 8.1, windows 8 or windows 7 product keys. contact our windows 10 tech support phone number to get these facilities. on this windows 10 technical support number our experienced windows 10 tech support team provide you complete windows 10 technical support.

A:How to get Windows 10 Tech Support ?

Spam Ignore

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I saw a post regarding downloading windows 8.1 from Tech Bench.
Is there anyway to download Windows Home Premium in the same way?
Shipinomore

A:Tech Bench windows 8.1

What "Home Premium" ?
Do you mean Win 7 Home Premium ?

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i m unable to open add/remove programs in the control panel.i tried out appwiz.cpl to open ,but there wasn't any response.
i even tried the following one,

Click Start => Run and type in "regedit" {without the quotes}
Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load

In the right-hand pane, delete all the Values whose data value is set
to "no".

but nothing works . plz any of the tech geeks out there help me 2 sort out tis problem.!!!!!!
 

A:tech support for windows xp!

hello,

Check any one from below three ,
1.have you tried in safe mode...?

or

2. This happens if your user account does not have Write access to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Setup \ Oc Manager \ TemporaryData

Type regedit.exe in Start, Run dialog

Navigate to the above registry key

Choose Permissions from Edit menu

Click Advanced, and click Add.

Type your username in the Select User or Group Box

Allow Set Value permissions to your user account

Click OK and close the dialog
If above registry not help...
3. Check with Malwarebytes,

http://www.filescrunch.com/techspot/0825/mbam-setup-1.46.exe

Install Malware and update it.. and do full scan.

remove infected registry and do reboot.

hope it will works fine.
 

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I bought Windows 7 from Amazon.com and when I called up Microsoft for support they told me that they don't support open windows 7 what ever that means. So I paid the same price but no support because I didn't buy it from Microsoft. I'm just confused. Can someone explain this to me or was the tech person just full of crap?

A:No Tech Support for Windows 7?

Yes, MS supports any retail copy with the best funded Tech Support in the business.

I also bought Amazon (for the free shipping) pre-order Upgrade and have gotten MS support already.

They are required by policy to troubleshoot to completion any issue, even elevating to a research team that communicates with the developer teams, as long as customer is cooperative.

As with any tech support you may get a bad agent or someone having a bad day. I always politely hang up and call back.

In the past by being appreciative and eager to learn, I have gotten a full education in clean reinstalls w/o bloatware, virus hunting, optimization, etc. - worth far more than the price of the product.

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please help

fresh install win xp

everything fine till i get to mb drivers

infdrv.dll
agpdrvnt.dll
viastor.dll

failed to load

please tell me what these are as i can find no information on them and/or any reason i should have this problem
 

A:windows tech support says its not them

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Over this past weekend I have been getting calls from "Windows Tech Support". The first time the tech said my computer was sending out warning messages to them. I asked him how it was doing that I cannot remember what he said he asked "you are using windows OS correct?"
I said so I use a Mac he hung up when I said that. I just laughed and let it past. A few hours they call back. They have called several times and today they call claiming they are "Dell tech support" I do have a Dell laptop (How they know that?) They said my Dell was sending them warnings
bla bla bla. I told them I was running Linux they hung up. I laughed again and let it pass. Then an hour later they call back. Frustrated I told them I was not home and asked if they could call back. I am waiting on them to call back. I have made a whole drive backup with True Image. I am going to let them log in and I will be watching what they do. I got a text document on my desktop named "credit card info" don't worry all that is in it is
idiot typed all over it. I cannot wait for them to call. I am going to be very careful with this. I will be watching to make sure they don't harm my system. I could set up a VM and do this but don't really have time. 

A:Windows Tech Support

If you're not going to use a VM do NOT let them access the computer. I don't care how carefully you monitor them, they could still do something to a PC on your network.

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So recently, I've installed Windows 10 on a separate partition on my 500 GB hard disk that's about 40 GB, and it works perfectly. Except that I can't boot back into Windows 7.

All of my files are still accessible and working, I just can't actually boot into the OS. When I attempt to through the Windows 10 boot screen, first it reboots, then it goes to a black screen with 8 short lines of bright blue pixels on the top left. After a couple of moments, multi-colored pixels start appearing and changing all across the top couple of lines of pixels. This happens in the course of about a minute or so. I usually give up and turn it off cause I notice there is obviously something wrong.

Is there anything I could do to fix this? I've looked everywhere to see if anyone had this problem, but I couldn't seem to find anything.

Thanks in advance!

PS: This is my first time using this forum, so excuse my nooby mistakes.

A:Cannot boot into Windows 7 after installing Windows 10 Tech Preview

This is a known problem, you`ll find answers on how to repair it at Tenforums.

Windows 10 Forums

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Hi

I was recently duped and need to find out if my PC will have any issues as a result.

One of the programs on my computer crashed and I agreed to send in a Windows Error report. A few days after this (not sure if it was coincidental or not) I received a telephone call pertaining to be from Windows Technical Support. They told me I had a problem with my PC and gave me directions on how to access the event viewer. I did this and they showed me that there were a lot of "errors" within my PC.

They told me that they could help sort this out. They never asked for any money. They told me they needed access to my computer. They asked me to download a program AA-V3.exe from Ammyy. I did this but it would not let the person connect.

They then asked me to go to a website ShowMyPC. Which again I did believing they were from Windows. We connected through this site - the site said that it was connected anyway. The guy on the phone said that there was a problem and he couldn't access the PC - it must be running really slow. He then asked me for my passwords. At this point I was concerned and told him I did not believe he was from Windows and did not give him my passwords. I put the phone down and closed down the PC. Since then they have rung me back 10 times and I have put the phone straight down.

I have had remote access before for support reasons at work and during these sessions I have been able to see the cursor move. During my experience with the fake Windows Te... Read more

A:Windows Tech Support - Advice

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Obviously you guys know quite a bit of stuff. In about 6 months I will be servicing computers the job is all lined up and ready to go I just need to finish my education. Most of it will be going into people houses that have Windows since they are all Dells. What programs should I get to diagnose Windows problems? If they can't get on the internet is there a disk I can make to search for viruses or adaware or can I just boot avg and adaware from a disk? Is there anything as far as programs go that you think I should get?
 

A:Computer Tech advice for Windows

Check this guide to Knoppix out.

Edited by Poertner_1274: fixed url
Edited by PanicX: nullified the fix. take that!
 

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Yesterday I was called by a Windows Tech Support Scam. I am not very tech-savvy and I was gullible and allowed them to remotely access my computer. When they asked for money that is when I wised up, but that was too late. I already gave them access to my computer.

I changed my bank account passwords. I loaded my files onto an external hard drive. I plan to return my computer to its original state, but I first wanted to find out what is to stop the scammers from just accessing my computer again?

Any help

A:Windows Tech Support Scam

Hi:

Yes, it is a busy season for such scammers.
I got such a call on my mobile phone a week ago, spoofing a "legit" number in PA on caller ID.
I strung the caller along for a while.
He hung up when I volunteered to give him my credit card info so that he could "remote in" to fix my "viruses".

Anyway:
I hope you changed all your confidential info from a different, known-clean computer?

Also:
Here are a few resources:

I Just Fell For a PC Support Scam, Now What?
Tech support scams costing computer users
FTC cracks down on tech support scams
Beware of US-based Tech Support Scams

You might want to head over to one of several, busy, reputable computer disinfection fora for a guided, expert look at the system.
The trained malware helpers will know which tools to use, in which order, to check the system for hidden malware.

Thanks,

MM

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Hey guys, I was thinking about trying out the Windows 10 Tech Preview on my laptop and was wanting to know if I didn't like it if it was possible to get my laptop back to factory condition in which it came which is Windows 7 Home Premium, this laptop has a hidden partition that has the original "out-of-the-box" state and if upgrading to Windows 10 Tech Preview would erase the hidden partition.

A:upgrading to Windows 10 Tech Preview

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?






How to use Toshiba Recovery.
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD7C02140000R01.htm
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm
You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp

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Wondering if anyone else is getting calls from a Windows 8 Tech support person?  They called me 2 days in a row.  I heard her out for a while to see what the scam was, and when she told me that "a critical error had occurred on my computer and she wanted me to turn on my Windows 8 so she could help fix it" and that's when I hung up.
 
I wonder how many people do turn on their Windows 8 and follow her instructions....................
 
 

A:Calls from Windows 8 Tech Support?

The creeps have been calling on 7&8, I give them a dash of non repeatable words!

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I had a Window 8 phone that got an error and stop working. However, when I check my Microsoft account I can see it backup. So now I'm wanting to get the backup on my new Window 8 phone.

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XP Question

I noticed the other day when I was reading through the forum that there is a Windows 8 site. I checked it out and it is nice to see that when the betas come out people will be able to help each other there. I also have notice that there are some great people on this site and have resolved many problems with Windows 7.

My question is: Is there a sister site to this one for Windows XP? And do the same smart users here read and reply in it? I have a Windows XP problem that no one has been able to solve and I would like to post it in these forums and see if someone is smarter than Microsoft at resolving a problem. – Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 User - Windows XP Support Tech

Hi

Ask the question,& see you if get a reply.

Sister site:

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Okay, this is gonna be a doozy of a topic, so let's say what happened.

I got a Venue 11 Pro in the mail yesterday. Just the tablet. Don't have the keyboard dock yet. The model with 8 Gigs of RAM and an i5 processor if that helps.

Windows 8.1, so I installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview and everything looked good.

So I installed Google Chrome and when I pressed "Open in Windows 8 Mode" It got glitched out. Wouldn't load properly. Was weird. So then I restarted my PC.

After restarting the PC, it still wouldn't work. And the start menu wouldn't load. Like I'd tap the start button, hit the tablet's start button. Nothing. I could right click it and use those options, but the start menu wouldn't come up.

So I tried to do a PC Refresh and this is where things get crappy. It started the refresh and said it was 8% done.

Went to bed and woke up about 5 or 6 hours later and it was still at 8%. Waiting a few more hours. Still at 8%. Then, I did the dumb move of manually powering off the PC since it seemed to be frozen on the refresh after nearly 9 hours at the same percentage.

After that happened, it would only boot to recovery options. So, I tried to do the recovery that wouldn't affect your files. Had an error that it couldn't complete. So I tried to "completely reinstall Windows" option. And it resulted in this:

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A:Can No Longer Boot After Windows 10 Tech Preview

How did you make the W10 USB a bootable drive?
What software did you use?

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OMG... im using my daughters xp netbook... I had a problem with games now working windows 7, please see previuos thread.... now I cant even get on tech guy website... the site loads up, then as soon as I click on tab to dire3ct me to this forum, a box poppes up and says internet explorer has stopped working.... it previously did the same thing, when I tried play mafia wars, farmville... on facebook, and also when trying to reserve items from argos co.uk... it would let me browse no problem, but as soon as I tried to reserve something it stopped working.... I clicked on the troubleshooter that said it coyuld be an add on.... but im useless with technical problems, now im in big BIG TROUBLE.... please help.... I cant copy anything from my pc as it wont let me on tech guy no more...?????... desperetly awaing help....Caz
 

A:tech guy wont work now windows 7 same error

The exact message box reads" INTERNET EXPLORER HAS STOPPED WORKING..

a problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. help...
 

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Hi! My dad recently reformatted our computer and we are having problems reinstalling Norton Antivirus. In the meantime, we are being completely bombarded with spyware and it is driving me crazy! crazy!

Can anybody help me to get rid of Windows AdTools and I Search Tech Powerscan? Spybot can't seem to remove them properly.

What do I need to get rid of?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:56:14 PM, on 26/02/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
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C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\program files\Telstra\Signup\tbpt.exe
C:\Program Files\Telstra\Cable Login\bpcable.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\filees.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hub132.exe
c:\winnt\system32\vert\palsp.exe
C:\WINNT\xykwut.exe
C:\WINNT\clfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Preview AdService\PrevAdKeep.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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A:Windows AdTools and I Search Tech Powerscan

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...and told him to open calculator. I had him start on the Desktop. He first looks for the Start button, to no avail. Looking confused, he thinks for a second, the just starts typing "calculator" on the Desktop. After that doesn't work, he starts clicking around until he accidentally grabs the top of the screen and pins it on the side. He then clicks in the empty space and makes it to the Start screen. Then, he looks for calculator in my pinned things, and after no success, he then types "calculator" again and successfully opens the program. His first comments "well, it will take some getting use to, but it's no big deal." I then show him how the Start button actually is there, just hidden. He affirms that yeah it's no big deal, just will take some getting used to.

Later, he was watching me use my PC, and I downloaded the Wikipedia app and pinned it. After that, I put down the computer and played some Xbox with him beside me. He's very interested in history, so he picks up the computer, and goes into the Wikipedia app. He asks me how to search in the app, and I showed him how to use Charms. After that, he was using it as if he had his whole life. He searches some Wikipedia, then when he can't find what he wanted there, he goes back to Start (using the hidden button) and hit the IE icon (which sends him to the desktop) and uses it to search and find things. I show him how he could bring up the recent apps menu to quickly go back to Wikipedia, an... Read more

A:So I gave a 13 year old tech-noob my Windows 8 PC...

I gave my ape a 13 year old computer and......nevermind

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I am a free lance computer tech working for a company who has 4 computers all networked together. I had serviced all their computers in February of 2016 and installed AVG Virus protection and 2 Spyware programs on all 4 computers and got rid of anything
they found.

Plus I instructed them to run Malwarebytes & Super Anti-spyware weekly, and get rid of whatever they find and they have.

Then 2 weeks ago, out of the blue, 1 of the computers started getting a "User Account Control Pop-up Box" asking for a password.

It is not happening to any of their other computers, just this one.
This computer has Windows 8.1 installed on it. They tried every password they had and none work, then they called me Friday 7-1-16.


This is what I have tried, logging in as the Admin.
I tried not putting in a password and that also fails.
I can not access the User Control Settings.
Some parts of the computer works just fine, like logging into windows, opening a browser, accessing their webpage, receiving orders, printing orders, BUT you can not update any programs nor can you uninstall any programs, because you get that darn "User
Account Control Pop-up Box asking for a password!"
(Example you can't update AVG Virus Protection, Malwarebytes, Super Anti-spyware, Adobe Reader, Java, Adobe Flash Player because you get that darn "User Account Control Pop-up Box asking for a password!")

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When you install Windows XP from an OEM (non-branded) Windows CD, does it analyze your hardware and SELECTIVELY install drivers accordingly OR does it just install the SAME basic plug-n-play drivers every time regardless of what type of hardware exists on the machine?

The reason I ask is that I'm wondering if you can create a test drive to swap in on ANY system to help determine if a problem is hardware or software related. I've always heard that using a drive from another machine will usually cause a blue screen because of mismatched drivers. But what about if you just leave the drivers that the Windows CD "chooses" to install?

Maybe I should just stick to booting up with an Ubuntu Live CD as one method of quickly seeing if the hardware on the machine is likely healthy or not?

A:Tech question: Windows XP reinstall drivers

I believe it installs the basic drivers from Microsoft for the particular hardware installed on the machine.

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K so im actually working on a Toshiba laptop right now that belongs to my friends. Anyways, Her computer is totally messed up, hasnt had a anitvirus on it for a few months n she does alot of downloading.Her computer bluescreens and i find a way to clean it up just to get back in. i used avast and had it scan the whole computer, it found like 3 trojan n another firus with a funky name damn i forget well anyways it runs now but is still pretty slow and it plays a commercial even when windows explorer isnt running. so im thinking a virus is still attached to other files somehow!!!

IM ABOUT TO JUST WHIPE THE WHOLE SYSTEM CLEAN AND PUT WINDOWS 7 ON IT BUT DO YOU GUYS HAVE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS BEFORE I DO THAT????

A:from tech to tech suggestion

Also before i forget its windows vista service pack 2 32 bit

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Hello,
I am trying to install the Window 10 Tech preview on my Windows 7 pc running Microsoft Virtual PC. I get the following message,

Your PC needs to restart.
Please hold down the power button.
Parameters:

0x00000110
0xFFD01D30
0x00000000
0xC00000D

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks,
Arnie
 

A:Trying to install Windows 10 Tech preview in Microsoft Virtual PC

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I put my HP laptop on sleep. Then I woke up and tried to turn it on. It turned on but was on a black screen. Normally black screen is for up to 5 seconds before something shows on screen but this time it was more than 5 mins and nothing so I rebooted it. The computer said updating because I had a pending restart. It updated then rebooted and said fixing disk errors (don't know why) then after it finished, it rebooted again and said preparing automatic repair. 5 seconds later it crashed with a bsod but was to fast to find out what the error was. I found out it was driver irql not less or equal something like that. It keeps looping auto repair 5 seconds later bsod. I tried f8 and startup settings but it keeps coming up with a screen saying recovery your pc needs to be repaired with error 0x000000f.

What should I do? I can't boot anything up or go into start up settings if I needed to get to safe mode or other things. No CD driver neither. I downloaded Windows 10 and copied its files to a flash drive then realized it was Portuguese copy BUT even though I don't know what to do with the flash drive booting from efi file or something like that. Help please.

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I have an HP Pavillion laptop that is 2 years old, and runs Vista. I want to do a fresh install of Windows 7. Everything I need is saved to flash drives, and I want to start completely fresh.
I had sort of thought I could do it myself, just pop in a disk, which would walk me through it. But I read some article which described a 36 step process and I got intimidated.
I could just pay a technician to do it. I have the money.
How hard is it?
 

A:How hard (for a tech wuss) is it to fresh install Windows 7?

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Hi, my first post here. Warning: I am 64 years old, have a basic knowledge of computers, but leave the "problems" to the experts.

So here's why I'm posting. I set Windows Essential to do a full scan last night. When my husband got up this morning, it was frozen. I checked the log and found this:

application hang occurred 5x
windows update client occurred 2x
Disk 4x
service control manager 3x
kernel-event tracking 2x
service control manager

"The program IEXPLORE.EXE version 11.0.9600.17937 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed."

Performance Information Rating scores:
processor 7.2
memory (RAM) 7.2
graphics 4.7
gaming graphics 5.6
primary hard disk 387 GB free (466 GB total)

My computer is set to run Essentials every week, but lately the icon has been orange, indicating a problem. So I thought I'd run it last night and this is what occurred.

It may be helpful to know that my husband's log-in for work requires Internet Explorer. I prefer Google Chrome. Could that be part of the issue? It's been that way for years....

I probably have given you more information than you need, but I am close to illiterate when it comes to fixing my computer, so please excuse my low level of knowledge here. Thank you to anyone who helps me (using very low-tech instructions).

A:Microsoft Windows Essential froze up - I am not tech savy

it could bad files run a hard drive scan...it will take about 5 hrs it will fix a lot..you need to do chkdsk c:/r this we fix them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnGACUIysVk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnGACUIysVk if it to much we will do a another way..https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#tbm=vid&q=how+to+scan+for+bad+sectors you can do this !!!!

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How to restart:  "Intel Rapid Storage Technology is NOT running"  It stopped running all of a sudden.  Suggestions and/or solutions would be greatly appreciated.  Thank You.....

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I keep wondering why I keep getting a message after I close a windows internet page, it says ''Internet has stopped working'' and it also says '' A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.'' I keep getting this message not all the time but like 6 of the times I open an close a webpage from the internet. If any one has a solution for this let me knoe.

A:Windows 8 Internet Explorer Tech Support Needed

Did you have any luck resolving your IE problem yet?

If not:
1) Check in Event Viewer to see details about the IE errors. There should be some details in the Applications log.
2) If you are behind in your Windows Updates, manually visit Windows Updates & install any important, recommended, or critical updates. IE tends to get patched a lot.
3) Run some malware scans.

If the problem occurred suddenly after IE had worked fine for a long time, you can also consider using System Restore, choosing a restore point from before the IE errors. Programs added since the restore point might need to be reinstalled afterwards.

. . . Gary

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Hello everyone, here is an interesting problem.All of my windows 7 PCs (around 30) & windows 8 PCs (around 4) can access a file share on a windows XP PC. No username or password is required. Everyone has a mapped network share to\\server\share and even right now 100% of everyone can access it with no problems. i upgraded this PC to windows 10 tech preview and now insider preview. Now i had no problems accessing the share form this PC until now.Now, it is asking me to authenticate, asking me for a username and password. i have checked with all members of staff and no one is reporting not being able t access the server and 4 people,, 3 windows 7 and 1 windows 8 actually responded to say all is good.to me there is something wrong with my PC and it is some kind of update that is now causing the issue.Can someone help me get access back to the server please?There is no username or password set. We cannot set a username and password it isn't fair to everyone else. Only my PC is affected.On a similar note, around a month ago, i lost access to the file share on the printer. When we do a scan, the scan stays on a hard drive on the printer and we go and get it. Now i have checked and all the windows 7 and windows 8 PCs can still access it. So this is an ongoing problem for a month now.If this is any good... I have just worked out, that is is my PC that is asking for the credentials. I have been 'swindled' by Microsoft into having a network account. I always had a local account, and... Read more

A:Help PC running windows 10 Tech Preview cannot access server

[Resolved]Bingo!It was exactly what i said.i have set up a local user account and now i am back on the serverIf you sign in with a microsoft account and pin number it isn't the same as logging on locally. It obviously affects workgroup file sharing.

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Hi there,

I had bought upgrade licence for windows 8 Pro and used it in a machine while i was in USA. Then i moved to Australia and the Machine in USA was wiped and donated. I moved to Australia, bought another machine with windows 7 and tried to upgrade using purchased windows 8 licence (same licence keys that was used in USA) but windows was not activating.
So, i got in online chat with windows tech support guy who checked and verified purchased licence as valid. He said, he is located in Philippines and asked for remote access to my desktop. He played about 1 hr, he was trying to use the key that i purchased and was not able.
Finally he said, now your windows is activated and nothing to worry about.
I thought okay, good then.
Recently, i tried to upgrade to windows 8.1 and continually it says, i am not eligible. then i checked to windows activation and it appears that the Microsoft tech guys used some other keys than my own purchased key to activate and which says will expire in 30 days from today(expires on 09/11/2015). But apparently that expiry date keeps on changing as time passes by. Say, last moth i checked, it was saying will expire on 08/**/2015 (where ** is the date 30 days from checked date) and yesterday was saying will expire on 09/10/2015).
I dont know what kind of licence key he used.
When i checked the Windows activation, it says

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Your windows licence will expire soon.
Current Edition
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center
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A:windows 8 activation issues, microsoft tech seems screwd it up.

The original windows licence is most likely still active on the original laptop you donated.
Wiping the hard drive and removing all data including the Operating System does not remove the activation key which is tied to the BIOS once installed.
Basically anyone can install Windows 8 on that laptop and it will automatically activate.

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So, I was thinking about installing Windows 10 Technical Preview on my computer. But, now I have backed out due to concerns of it not being finished. My problem is that the Windows Updates icon in the Notifications Center keeps saying Windows 10 Technical Preview is ready. I have already hidden the 10 Tech Preview Update. How do I get it to stop saying this?

A:Notification Center: Updates Icon Keeps Saying Windows 10 Tech Preview

You must have intended to try Win10 and record of that attempt has been saved somewhere on your computer.
Press Windows key plus R then type msconfig in the Run box, under the Startup tab Uncheck anything relating to Windows 10 TP. If you do Uncheck something you'll be prompted to reboot. In some cases a brute force procedure is needed and usually required editing the Registry, not a place for the inexperienced to play as one misstep will cause Windows to not work.

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Obviously many people's Windows 8 concerns are legitimate, and I don't mean to imply that everyone who's posting against Windows 8 isn't legit, but I've seen some posts lately where people talked about moving to Apple because of Windows 8, and that just didn't make sense.

One case was someone who claimed that he helped a frustrated Acer user throw his (or her, don't remember if it was specified)) Windows 8 laptop in the garbage bin and get a Mac with Windows 7 on it instead. That didn't make any logical sense (just downgrade the Acer).

Another post was of someone who claimed to know 12 people who moved to Apple because they were frustrated with Windows 8.

These reports just don't make much sense to me, so feel like they're untrue. I can't believe they are made by Windows users, even Windows 8 haters, since these usually go for the "Windows 7 is best" line. So I imagine that they are either Apple users trolling or people being paid to do that.

What do you think?
 

A:Is Apple paying people to diss Windows 8 on tech sites?

Probably both. I am really skeptical of Apple, and am not really a fan because of the methods in which they work. I recently built a new PC with a budget of 1000 to 1500, and bought Win7 instead of Win8 with it because I don't like the new OS interface. If Windows users move to a Mac, it is again a new interface (not as good as Windwos 7) so it contradicts them moving to Mac, especially in the scenario you mentioned with the Acer user. Finally, the Apple computers are worth less than the price that was charged. You can pick up a new 1000 Apple PC, or a 500-800 PC with the same specifications. I have to use Macs at work, and even though they are only 1/2 years old, and Run the Apple OS, they are much slower than our 600, dual core desktop that is around 4/5, even 6 years old!
 

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I am using a HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j053cl Notebook PC and often plug it directly into my television for streaming video. However, after updating to windows 10 tech preview the HDMI output for audio no longer appears in playback devices, though video is fine. Upon further inspection I found that the device is not starting via device manager, i.e "This device cannot start. (Code 10){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful." I attempted to reinstall the driver from the support site for windows 8.1, but that had no effect. The driver I installedIDT High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver 2013-09-30 , Version6.10.6491.0, 43.95M Located http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4158&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5390... Are there any drivers out yet that can bridge the gap from 8.1 to 10? Any help would be great,Coletrain

A:HDMI Audio doesn't work on Windows 10 Tech Preview

@Coletrain 
Thank you for using HP support forum. I have sent you a private message. If you?re unsure how to check your private messages please click here.Thank you,Omar

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I just bought a SX Series Gateway PC and I had it for about two months, and Im getting a lot of blue screens that says that the PC ran into a problem and it restarts the computer, I don't know what is going wrong with it or what to do about it. Should I go to the store and get a replacement one or is there anything I can do to fix it, it does this mostly when I have a couple of programs opened at once.

A:Windows 8 PC Tech Support Needed/Blue screens popping up

If it is only a couple of months old, Yes, I would take it back or at least call the company you bought it from for support. It should have at least a 1 year warranty

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By browsing without my ad blocker on some less-reputable website, I got this popup that simulates a blue screen and asks me to call some number to get assistance fixing a security issue: (recent capture from a VM, the text changed a bit recently):
 

 
My first reaction was "LOL, nice try, I'll just close this". But then I remembered I could have some fun by creating a VM and letting them "fix it".
So I set up a VM and call the number. I start explaining how I was browsing the web when I got this message. They say "not a problem", and ask me to press Windows+R and go to www.teamviewer.com and start a remote session.
 
When they're already in my VM, they connect me to the Microsoft server using ping www.microsoft.com (LOL ) :
 

 
After that, they run some directory scan:
 

 
OMFG "network has been hacked", "virus detected", what will happen to my PC now?
Don't worry, Windows Alerts got yo' back:
 

 
For a very reasonable price, just US$ 199,99, I can have lots of stuff like "security software new" and a 1 year "warrenty" :D
 
If instead of visiting that link, you visit matchmakerwin.biz, you'll see they're Microsoft Certified Professionals, totally legit, and you even get another toll free number to call in case the other one doesn't work. How nice!

 
I mean, they got a sticker, it's gotta be legit, right? :D
 
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A:Windows Firewall Alerts: Indian Tech Support Scam

We have seen this before.This is a scam which involves cyber-criminals creating a message or pop-up on a web page which looks like a BSOD, and not an actual system BSOD. It has also been reported as the result of an ad-supported browser extension (PUP) typically bundled with other free software you download and install.Tech Support Scams Help & Resource PageThese are some other examples of scam BSOD messages....

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Here's a few examples of the windows popping up:
hxxttp://avcomand.com/av001/virusremoval.php
[url=hxxttp://trackjumpclicks.com/search/paypercall/scan7/steps.php?sid=[%5Bsubid%5D]16206061]hxxttp://trackjumpclicks.com/search/paypercall/scan7/steps.php?sid=[%5Bsubid%5D]16206061
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Sometimes dialogue boxes popup that will not go away and cause me to end program in task manager. I'm running Windows 8. It does not seem to be affecting IE. Also, at one point I updated Chrome. It went away and then spontaneously returned while I was browsing very ordinary, non-shady websites. This is a continuation of a previous thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/547650/windows-8-browser-hijacked-maybe-other-stuff-too/#entry3473919
 
DDS log:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by John at 12:02:30 on 2014-09-22
Microsoft Windows 8  6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.3986.1420 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:random windows popup in Chrome trying to get me to call tech support, etc.

And the attach file.

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http://windowsupporthelp247.com/Dial now 1-800-723-4210. We are certified technician from microsoft you can call us for any query related to microsoft product. 1-800-723-4210We are here to help you Call us for outlook and Hotmail support  Microsoft Outlook 365 Customer Service Phone Number 1 800 723 4210 United States Super Support 1800.723.4210 Microsoft Outlook 365 Customer Service Phone Number 1 800-723-4210 United States Microsoft tech support phone number Microsoft office tech support phone number1-800-723-4210 windows tech support phone number Microsoft tech support phone number usa Microsoft windows tech support phone number tech support phone number1-800-723-4210 Microsoft office 365 tech support phone number1-800-723-4210 Microsoft tech support phone number for windows 8 Microsoft windows 7 tech support phone number Microsoft 365 tech support phone number1-800-723-4210 Microsoft word tech support phone number Microsoft office tech support phone numbers contact Microsoft tech support phone number1-800-723-4210 Microsoft tech support phone numbers 1-800-723-4210Microsoft tech support number Microsoft windows 8 tech support phone number Microsoft phone number tech support phone number for Microsoft tech support windows tech support number windows vista /7/8  tech support phone number1-800-723-4210 acer tech support phone number skype tech support phone number office 365 tech support phone number tech support number1-800-723-4210 tech support Microsoft phone nu... Read more

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Talk about turning the tables!

http://www.geek.com/microsoft/guy-t...-scammers-into-installing-ransomware-1665967/



He?d already noticed that the remote control software the scammer was using allowed him to send and receive files. So he turned to his inbox, where he had several samples of Locky ransomware variants. He grabbed one, renamed it to look like a digital photo, and fired it over.

Kwiatkowski feigned vision trouble and suggested that Dileep just have a look at a picture of the credit card instead. It certainly sounds like he did, though, strangely, the picture must?ve been corrupted? because nothing came up on his screen when he double-clicked it.Click to expand...


Needless to say, this should not be seen as a recommended course of action for the general public!
 

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I can't find anything about this via a google search. My desktop icon name are fine, but all my folders/files the name's are aligned to the left. Any way of changing them back.

A:Folders/Files names are aligned to the left Windows 10 tech preview, why?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I can't find anything about this via a google search. My desktop icon name are fine, but all my folders/files the name's are aligned to the left. Any way of changing them back. could you share a screenshot of the same? So we can better understand. thank you

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I have recorded some videos on my EasyCap DC60 from my Xbox 360 gameplays, but when I upload the video into the movie maker for editing I don't get any images, I just get the sound, I don't knoe whats wrong. If theres help out there let me kno.

A:EasyCap DC60/Windows Movie Maker Tech Support Needed

If I had to guess, I'd think that it's a codec issue. Windows 8 doesn't support DVD playback in Windows Media Player ("out of the box" -- it has to be added), and likely some support is lacking for full Windows Movie Maker functionality as well. Microsoft did not include the codec support in Windows 8 at least partly because for each license of Windows 8, it had to pay a fee to include the codecs.

You can probably solve your issue either by installing a third-party DVD player (like the free VLC, or like a CyberLink program like PowerDVD), or a package of codecs. If you've purchased a DVD drive in the last year or two, it should have come with a third party optical recording program that should have all the necessary codecs included.

I find that cnet's download.com is my most trusted site for downloads, so that if you want to try the codec method, here's a link that might do --- Windows 8 Codecs - CNET Download.com
--- and if you want to try installing the free VLC player, here's a link for that --- VLC Media Player - CNET Download.com

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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In my E-Mail this morning:
Microsoft: Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware | ZDNet

A:Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware

Microsoft has sounded the alarm over a fake installer for its Security Essentials, which attempts to trick victims into contacting bogus help centers.

Tech-support scammers have stepped up their technical game, prompting a "severe" warning from Microsoft over new Windows malware that mimics Microsoft's free Security Essentials antivirus, and then displays a fake blue screen of death, or BSoD, with an error message and a suggestion to call a 1800 number that is not a Microsoft support center.








"Real error messages from Microsoft do not include support contact details," Microsoft said on its Malware Protection Center blog, warning of the new threat. It also never asks for payment for delivering tech support.



Microsoft: Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware | ZDNet

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I just received a phone call from a person purporting to be from the Windows Technical Center, Jacksonvill, FL (888-970-4250) who said that they have noted a security issue with my computer.  This person asked me to open the run command line and bring
up the windows event viewer (eventvwr).  Prior to opening up windows event viewer I asked for verification of this person's credentials and he gave me the information above, and a name that I did not write down.
The process appeared to be somewhat suspicious and I said that I would need to verify this person and organization and call back the toll free number before I went any further.
I was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and can offer any advice....

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I am helping a friend with a nasty infection.  He received the phone calls from the scam MS support people claiming he had viruses.  Eventually he gave in and let them have control of his computer.  He cut them off before paying but not before they had control.  I took a look at his computer later and found no evidence that there was any lingering problem on his computer, so I assumed that it was just a Teamviewer type tool that they had him download that gave them access.  After removing and running a few malware removal/scanning tools, I pronounced him clean.
 
An hour later he called and said his computer spontaneously logged him out and put a password on his user profile.  the password hint is "Your computer is infected, call this phone number to unlock".  I went back to his place and bypassed the (very real) Windows password lock.  Scanned again, ran TDSSKiller and a few other malware removers again, but suspected that he MUST have done something because this was a clean computer.
 
Didn't have time to do anything else in the past couple days but went back over yesterday.  Spent an hour on the phone with the number that the scammer gave us, trying to figure out if they had a secret back door into the computer.  They did not, and kept trying to get me to install various teamviewer clones to which I gave them the wrong ID once installed, which totally threw them for a loop.  I never actually did allow them in... Read more

A:Wierdest malware ever - windows password changed by evil fake phone tech support

Well, I ran out of patience  I left the computer offline for 24 hours and the infection did not return.  I then connected it for another 24 and by the time I checked in, it had been locked down again.  So it'll be a mystery I'm afraid.

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I have an HP Pavilion Laptop, Windows 7-64bit.
My WMP11 does the following:
1. It clones music titles...even in front of my eyes.
2. Music files disappear.
3. Titles are now assuming wrong names even though content remains.
4. My music files come from my Music Library. Those have not changed or cloned..

5. I deleted WMP11 and re-installed...but all the above errors returned.
6. My Library files are skewed. Music is mixed with Video and with Documents and all around. Why? I dunno.
7. My music library is around 25GB; but it changes with the losses mentioned in #2 above.
8. I tried RealPlayer but their format leaves a lot to be desired by me. Also, it keeps requiring Flashplayer and no matter how many time I download it, it asks for it again.
9. I am 80 years old, not very computer savvy and I'm blessed with Parkinsons. Music is my hobby.
10. HELP.....PLEASE!
 

A:Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7

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Hi,
I have just deleted @BIOS because I just read where it has no known benefit, I did this because my system is running is slow .

In Facebook the settings have altered so I cannot access the title part of frames to click on or the bottom of friends list to see the content,

Also the pages in general have this stupid advertising called Discovery that keeps coming up across the bottom of page

Also there is advertising that keeps coming up over the images of items for sale, this is adverting similar items
Can you please advise how best to get rid of this unwanted advertising and correct other issues please.
Thank you
 

A:Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7

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TO ANYONE THAT IS THAT TECH SAVY LIKE I THOUGHT I WAS OR AT THAT  THOUGHT I WAS:
I HAVE NOT EVEN HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEND THE FBI/IC3 A REPORT ON THIS COMPANY REGSERVO, WHICH BELIEVE ME IF I HAVE TO GO INTO THE LIBRARY I WILL DO SO.
MY COMPUTER IS A X102BA, 10.2 WORKING OR WNDOWS 8.1 AND IE/FIRE FOX ARE MY 2 BROWSERS.
I HAVE A BIG LAW CASE COMING UP AND HAD ABOUT 300 FILES IN IT, SO I DECIDED TO CLEAN IT UP, AND STUPIDLY I PURCHASED FOR $29.95 WITH PAY PAL (WHICH WAS THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT PAYMENTS)
FIRST I RAN A TOTAL COMPUTER CLEAN UP, AND THEN IN THE TOOLS THERE WERE .dll AND .exe CLEAN UP FILE TOOLS.
AFTER THE .dll, THE COMPUTER JUST WENT BLANK AND ALL IT WOULD DO IS OPEN TO BIO AND WHEN I TURNED IT ON IT WOULD SAY "AUTOMATIC REPAIRING" WHICH EVENTUALLY WENT BACK TO THE BACKGROUND COLOR BLUE AND NEVER DID ANY FURTHER WORK.
SO AM QUITE CONFIDENT THAT IT DELETED EVERY .dll FILE.
THE OFFICE DEPOT DID REPAIR IT THANKFULLY, BUT TO WINDOWS EDGE 11, WHICH I DEPLORE AND HATE TO SAY THE LEAST FOR I AM ALL GOOGLE (LIKE ALL ADVIL) AND THE GUY TOLD ME HE COULD NOT RETURN WINDOWS 8.1, BUT PUT IN MICROSOFT 11 EDGE WHICH IS DISGUSTING AND I
DO NOT LIKE IT.  I EVEN TRIED B4 THE CRASH UPGRADING TO 10, AND WENT BACK TO 8.1
THE MAGIC QUESTION IS CAN I GET 8.1 IE BACK?  PLEASE FOR THE GRACE OF MY SANITY HELP ME???

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TO ANYONE THAT IS THAT TECH SAVY LIKE I THOUGHT I WAS OR AT THAT  THOUGHT I WAS:
I HAVE NOT EVEN HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEND THE FBI/IC3 A REPORT ON THIS COMPANY REGSERVO, WHICH BELIEVE ME IF I HAVE TO GO INTO THE LIBRARY I WILL DO SO.
MY COMPUTER IS A X102BA, 10.2 WORKING OR WNDOWS 8.1 AND IE/FIRE FOX ARE MY 2 BROWSERS.
I HAVE A BIG LAW CASE COMING UP AND HAD ABOUT 300 FILES IN IT, SO I DECIDED TO CLEAN IT UP, AND STUPIDLY I PURCHASED FOR $29.95 WITH PAY PAL (WHICH WAS THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT PAYMENTS)
FIRST I RAN A TOTAL COMPUTER CLEAN UP, AND THEN IN THE TOOLS THERE WERE .dll AND .exe CLEAN UP FILE TOOLS.
AFTER THE .dll, THE COMPUTER JUST WENT BLANK AND ALL IT WOULD DO IS OPEN TO BIO AND WHEN I TURNED IT ON IT WOULD SAY "AUTOMATIC REPAIRING" WHICH EVENTUALLY WENT BACK TO THE BACKGROUND COLOR BLUE AND NEVER DID ANY FURTHER WORK.
SO AM QUITE CONFIDENT THAT IT DELETED EVERY .dll FILE.
THE OFFICE DEPOT DID REPAIR IT THANKFULLY, BUT TO WINDOWS EDGE 11, WHICH I DEPLORE AND HATE TO SAY THE LEAST FOR I AM ALL GOOGLE (LIKE ALL ADVIL) AND THE GUY TOLD ME HE COULD NOT RETURN WINDOWS 8.1, BUT PUT IN MICROSOFT 11 EDGE WHICH IS DISGUSTING AND I
DO NOT LIKE IT.  I EVEN TRIED B4 THE CRASH UPGRADING TO 10, AND WENT BACK TO 8.1
THE MAGIC QUESTION IS CAN I GET 8.1 IE BACK?  PLEASE FOR THE GRACE OF MY SANITY HELP ME???

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My Dell XPS M1330 has been giving me BSOD errors. I got it looked at by a local computer tech and he said the "hard drive is dying." When I called Dell, they blamed it on Windows 7. (Which isn't covered by my warranty since the machine shipped with Vista.)

Can someone please help me figure out what the real issue is here? I've attached a .zip file with all of the .dmp files. I'd really like to get my computer back up and running.

Thanks!
 

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BSOD: Tech blames HDD, Dell blames Windows 7 - Who to trust??

My Dell XPS M1330 has been giving me BSOD errors. I got it looked at by a local computer tech and he said the "hard drive is dying." When I called Dell, they blamed it on Windows 7. (Which isn't covered by my warranty since the machine shipped with Vista.)

Can someone please help me figure out what the real issue is here? I've attached a .zip file with all of the .dmp files. I'd really like to get my computer back up and running.

Thanks!
 

A:BSOD: Tech blames HDD, Dell blames Windows 7

The minidumps point to ATAPORT.sys. This relates to your hard drive. Test the hard drive and memory using this guide:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51365.html
 

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using this example: "tech guy" , how would i turn that into a blinking "tech guy" on a web page

thanks
 

A:"tech guy"-how would i turn that into a blinking "tech guy"

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I am very leary about someone calling me up and asking me to let them in my computer to sale a security certificate for my computer. Is this legitimate?
 

A:tech guy

just ignore them, its without doubt a scam.
 

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wus up guys. i have a problem. i recently put together a computer for myself and everything was installed fine.

computer specs:
P4 2.6ghz 800fsb
Gygabite motherboard.
512mb
2 harddrives with a total of 200gig.
Geforce fx 5600
400w power supply.

have the computer for about a month now and it runned great untill today.

the problem is today i went put some CPU Thermal Paste on the cpu since i didnt have any on there before. then i turned it on, everything turns on but nothing comes on the screen. motherboard boots. all the fans turn on. but i dont get a beep nor does anythink come on the screen. the monitor doesnt even turn on from standby mode. so i went back and tried to see if i didnt install the cpu rite but it was in just fine. after playing with it for 2 hours i still cant figure it out.

anyone have any idea why its doing this?
 

A:Need some Tech Help Plz

I have seen things just "GO". Do you have quality RAM?. Was the CPU running hot? (Over 50 degrees C), Did you Over Clock??. A lot of things could be wrong. With the Info of your PC running ok for a month,, i would thingk a componant went bad. with 512meg of RAM is it 2X 256 or 1X 512,,try removing a stick,,then try the other. Also can you tell if the HDD's power up and does the floppy seek?? if not,, i would look twards the MOBO witch is ???? let us know. if that happens, then you know its an OS or BIOS prob. Back to the fact that you didn't have thermal compound,,did you use the Factory Cooler?? whitch has a thermal "pad". or a "After Market" cooler?? To sum it up start with the simple things,,Clear CMOS,swap the RAM and if you can try another VGA card, then let us know how it goes.

Wish the best for ya!
 

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ASPCA TriMini Reminder by We-Care.com V5.o....
IE Crashes
Remove Pagerage Toolbar and Whitesmoke

I am currently going through the family pc to clean up any non-needed files and I see that some program by the name of ASPCA TriMini Reminder by We-Care.com V5.0... is a downloaded program.
Anything that I am not sure of I usually check to see what it is before I remove it. I keep finding information that this is probably a virus.
I have also tried to delete pagerage toolbar and whitesmoke and those have been unsuccessful.
My family primarily uses firefox. If I will need to do something in IE I will need help fixing that as well because the browser doesn't seem to want to work right. It has been that way for a while.

Any assistance with getting whatever is going on with our family pc would be great!

(Anti-Virus was removed because I am re-adding it through our internet service if you notice it says none.)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250u Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 703013 MB, Free - 649118 MB;
Motherboard: eMachines, MCP61PM-GM
Antivirus: None (Re-adding Norton Antivirus through internet provider)

Thanks so much =)
 

A:Hello Tech Guy's

Hi jacterry,

Firstly, welcome to the TSG - Virus & Other Malware Removal Forum.
My name is Scolabar, and I'll be helping you with your malware problems.
Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient.
If you no longer require help i would be grateful if you would let me know.

Please note the following important guidelines before proceeding:
The instructions that will be provided are for YOUR computer and system only!
Using these instructions on a different computer can cause damage to that computer and possibly render it inoperable!
If you have any questions or do not understand something, please do not hesitate to ask, don't guess or assume.
Only post your problem at One help site. Applying fixes from multiple help sites can cause problems.
Only reply to this thread, do not start another. Please, continue responding, until I give you the All Clean.
Absence of symptoms does not necessarily mean that everything is clear.
DO NOT run any other fix or removal tools unless instructed to do so!
DO NOT install any other software (or hardware) during the cleaning process. This adds more items to be researched.
Print each set of instructions, if possible. Your Internet connection will not be available during some fix processes.
Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.
Please Note: If you haven't done so already, please read this topic Everyone MUST read this BEFORE po... Read more

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I have a WD1600ys SATA drive on ASUS M2N4-SLI board.I get an occasional warning in event viewer.ID #51. Sometimes one per day up to 25 in a one minute period.
I spoke with a tech rep. He told me that this was an enterprise drive and should be on a raid controller. It's now on Serial ATA controller. If this's correct, how will I change to raid controller? Do a repair install and F6 the new driver in? Then disable the sata controller, enable raid in bios? And hope it boots?
Thanks. bb
 

A:WD tech said,

That's a total CROCK! There is no difference between the interface for an "enterprise drive", it's the same interface.
 

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I tried playing gb for the first time in like 6months they had this gameguard antivirus thing when i logged in and then just as the GB screen name was about to come out the screen goes blank and im back to my desktop. I tried reinstalling again and again but it just doesnt seem to be working. Anyone know the problem here?
 

A:[gb] Need tech help

What's GB?
 

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Does any body have the software called tech in the box. I don't know if it comes standard with XP or is it something that Systemax added to their computer. If you know anything about this product could you email me. [email protected]
Thanks, Brian
 

A:Tech in the Box

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Not sure if this is the correct forum, but also not sure where else to put it.

At work we currently kill off the rain forest with daily / weekly paper reports, metrics etc.

We are limited to not using wifi technology but can use bluetooth.

Are there any tablets out there that can be linked to a master and controlled by the master. I imagine it would be something like a lecturer teaching students.

Obviously i dont know what im looking for but hopefully you get the gist of it.

thanks
 

A:Tech Help

i have moved to networking - maybe more approiate for bluetooth than business applications
 

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I was wondering if any of you could tell me what it is like on the first week of becoming a hired tech?

I recieved my A+ Certs and I just got hired as a tech!

Can anyone tell me what I might expect! on the first week or?

Mike, I hope I put this in the right area!
Please move it if I didn't

I am kind of nervous to start this Job!
It is my first ever in Computer Tech work and 1 year ago I knew nothing about computers
I told them that and they are fine with it!
They said the higher up techs will take me under there wings and help and that they realize that I am new, regardless of my Certs.

I would just like to know what to expect!

WEBFISH
 

A:New Tech job

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Q: tech

I have a dell Inspiron laptop E1505 , i recently reinstalled windows xp but i noticed that everytime i closed down my laptop and open it back , all the computer text becomes fuzzy or blurry can anyone please help me fix this problem.

thanks
 

A:tech

Did you reinstall with the Windows XP CD or through the DELL recovery partition? If you installed via the CD you'll need to download the video drivers for that laptop. Inspiron E1505
 

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Most of the time on this site I can hover over a thread and can read the first sentence of the thread without opening it. sometimes I cannot do this. obviously something is up with my settings but I am clueless as to where.

Do you know?
 

A:Tech Guy

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So I know I am infected, I get a tech pop up, it names some sinister sounding .exe (spy_adwarepop.exe) and gives a phone number to call for help (855-791-2391), Now the PHONE NUMBER IS FAKE.
 
I couldnt find anything online about the specific .exe, now here is my conundrum. 
 
WHatever is going on has my keyboard shutdown, its all either non-working or hotkey shortcuts. 
 
So I cant access anything, so I need some instructions on how to proceed.
 
Its a windows 8 PC.
 
Sorry I only post when I need help, but there is no better place than this place for fixing your system even when you dont know much like me.

A:Tech pop up

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

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In the past, i have always used gadwin print screen to take screenshots when i am in my sims 2 game-(to use the pics for contests and such) and have had no issues.. i have been trying for the last 2 days---if not longer to get a pic in my sims 2 game for a contest-, but when the image comes up in printscreen for me to save, IT IS TOTALLY BLACK!! oddly enough, when i use gadwin to take a wb pic or one of my desktop, it works just fine.

i recently went from using windows xp on my PC to using Windows Vista home basic(if that helps you guys any)

the gadwin site said it works with vista.. i contacted them right after i started having issues but they haven't bothered to respond. i would appriciate any help you can give, as i am getting totally annoyed!

thanks in advance
 

A:I really need some tech help!

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Is there any doc besides that on line for the tech guy application? So far I have just been stumbling around in the dark - I'm sure its taking me twice the time to post a question due to my inexperience with this type of product.
 

A:Tech Guy Doc

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Q: Tech TV

Are there any local robot wars in the greater new york area
 

A:Tech TV

This is perhaps the greatest computer hardware question known to man...For which there is no answer...


I'll be TV-Announcer-Guy: Check your local broadcast listings for availability!
 

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Hi,
Thanks a lot for your help with my clipboard problems, its so simple but i would never have thought to do it that way.
tinacarole
 

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Hey folks,
thought i would post my question here, I am sorry i am not so computer savvy, hope you can be patient with me. I have a Toshiba 17 "in. laptop with Win 8. when i restart my computer, I get a strange pop up:

it say's " the program cannot start because the QtCore4dll is missing.

the header of the box it is in say's :DaemonProcess.exe?? I(I have it on my clip board. can open in an e-mail but when i send it to myself to save it, it is only a little grey box) so can't show it! I really wish when my win 7 computer crashed , I did not replace it with a win 8!!! what does that error mean? I usually just click the ok and go about my business.

A:no tech?

Let me refer you to Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files. This problem may take some time to resolve. Hope this helps ...

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hey I need 2ndsrch.dll comes up when i boot up the windows how can i fix this problem
 

A:need tech help

http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/dlllibrary/2ndsrch/

It's part of a piece of spyware. I'd recommend running Spybot and/or Adaware to get rid of the rest of the offending application.
 

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How can I get a tech to search insid my computer, and help me fix problems, from their computer?
 

A:tech help

What seems to be the problem, jakejyd?
 

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I will say this as best i can like i have said i am not computer literate and can't figure out this problem for the life of me. I use internet explorer to browse the internet and i get hung when i click on certain links. i will click it will open up another window on the bottom of the page and just get stuck. now if i go into earthlink 5.0 and do the samething it will open the page. i have went onto the windows site and have tried to download all of the updates but again i got hung when i clicked on the icon, and it seems like you can't get your windows updates from earthlink explorer.

when i did the email confirmation for joining this site i had to switch over to earthlink in order to confirm my email address, it would not work when i used internet explorer.

sorry this may all be very basic stuff but i am lost
 

A:Tech Guy Help Me Out

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Here are the steps I have taken. I have downloaded the 140+ plus updates since sp1 including sp2 and I have integrated them all into a Windows Xp cd directory. I have been using this tutorial thus far. The total size of the installation is now over 800 mb so it needs to be on a DVD. I used isobuster and extracted the boot.img. I then loaded up Nero (I have the latest 6.xx version and it looks nothing like the tutorial) I get as far as selecting the boot image and I have nothing to choose from no drives no folders at all I cant brows for the file so I cant include it. I tried to use the generic img from Nero and now I get dos prompt from a 10.00 DVD-R. I quickly looked for a tutorial on our website and didn't find one ( i didn't look to hard though) all of the other tutorials use the same Nero and I have the same problem.Edit: aaaakk n00b mistake wrong forum: please move to XP forum

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While trying to download a crack for the new windows advantage (i apparently have an illegal copy) I downloaded some spyware that i have had no luck removing. It constantly tries to get me to download Anti-Virus 2009 (by innovagest ST i think). It constantly comes up with fake windows warning messages prompting me to download. It also stays in the startup. Another symptom is that it will not let me go to sites that google generates during searches. It sends me to alternative search sites or to a "Free spyware scan of my computer"

I have ran McAfee, MalwareBytes, Spyware doctor, and Ad-Aware. I have had no luck.. My copy of windows will no let me reformat stating "i have a newer copy of windows on my comp" I REALLY hope you guys can help.



hijackthis log follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:40:32 AM, on 11/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Tech help

still here....i know sometimes it takes a while. thanks

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Anyone seen any reviews on this fan yet? I have read the preliminary data on it and it looks intrigueing. But I would like to read about rpms, dBas, and efficiency.
 

A:New Y.S. Tech Fan

I don't think there's been any reviews of it yet...
I doubt they've even started shipping the thing to reviewers, or 3DS or [H] should've posted some info allready...

.02$
 

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Q: tech

my friend replace old motherboard to old case replace processor, memory, the old case front plane lights would not connect to new motherboard, now when he boots up only power to slave cd rom, is this do to ribbons or what??? any ideas?? thanks
 

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I've built myself quite a system, Theoretically its nothing short of kick ass, however, it runs low on resources all the time. I built a gaming system, (top of the line for most puter parts) it boots to desktop in under 30 seconds. I have 9 things running in my task bar. I play 2 games Eve Online and World of Warcraft.

Most of the stuff running in taskbar include Nvidia tools, Sound, Curse client (wow addon manager), Microsoft essentials AV, kbrd profiler (logitech), mouse config (razor), my messenger proggie, 2 others that escape me.

Any suggestions will suffice - but the system is more than capable of running more and shouldn't by hardware specs run out of resources at all. "But, hey its windows is the easy answer" - Not the answer i'm looking for - Looking for empirical evidence to why this is happening and will it be fixed in any service pack?

My Setup:

OS: Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD5
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge
CPU Cooler: CORSAIR H80
Mem: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
VDC: EVGA GTX570 2560MB (025-P3-1579-AR)
RAID: x2 ST32000641AS
SSD: Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB SATA III
PWS: SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D

I find it really hard to believe that I can come close to low resources. According to my resource manager its only using up to 8gigs of physical memory even when my games are running and it stays nominal in that margin. Is it simply a windows glitch?

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A:How could this be... To a Microsoft Tech

How large is the page file and on what drive?

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I was trying to find help with my cd/dvd combo because the dvd is blind! and doesn't recognize dvds of any sort and when I do a search in this forum I see several possibilities but when I click on the threads I am geting redirected and says it cannot find file....once maybe... but all of them?

cd-rw/dvd rom standard with XP home cd works and dvd doesn't. tried just about everything
 

A:HELP!tech guy search

If you tried everything then it's the DVD. You'll need to replace it.
HTH
 

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