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VIRUS MAKING MY COMPUTER ALMOST UN-USABLE (if that;s a word)! HELP!

Q: VIRUS MAKING MY COMPUTER ALMOST UN-USABLE (if that;s a word)! HELP!

latley i was dwnloading some stuff and i downloaded a key generator which i think began this whole mess. I was suddenly overwhelmed with a heap of viruses. I thought i got rid of them all but one must have hidden somewhere cose everytym i connect to the internet it opens up pop ups to download all this virus protection stuff. At one point i left the comp and when i got back there were 51 internet explorers open all at bestmanage.org. ALso sometimes a random virus would pop up and my avg would detect a threat. Even when i disconnect my comp frm the net, every 15 mins or so a message comes up saying the we page i requested could not be opened offline. However i never requested a webpage! I downloaded hijackthis and heres my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:53:50 p.m., on 10/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.nz/
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {00A6FAF6-072E-44cf-8957-5838F569A31D} - C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\SrchAstt\1.bin\MWSSRCAS.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Big Fish Games Toolbar - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-86BD-FD60BB9AAE3A} - C:\PROGRA~1\BFGTOO~1\BFGTOO~1.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Starware Screensavers Toolbar - {9FB3908C-6565-4CB0-95F8-E9F85258723C} - C:\Program Files\Starware316\bin\Starware316.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LtMoh] C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] point32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus Photo R310 Series] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I3F2.EXE /P30 "EPSON Stylus Photo R310 Series" /O6 "USB001" /M "Stylus Photo R310"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\isuspm.exe -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\isuspm.exe" -scheduler
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RunDLL32.exe NvMCTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avp] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\win1091.tmp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [smgr] mgrs.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [icq.com] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\qacglxdw.dll",forkonce
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spyware Doctor] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe" /Q
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] "c:\documents and settings\aleksandar\shared\valve\steam\steam.exe" -silent
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BitTorrent] "C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe" --force_start_minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [igndlm.exe] C:\Program Files\IGN\Download Manager\DLM.exe /windowsstart /startifwork
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: MetaCafe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Metacafe\MetacafeAgent.exe
O4 - Startup: MyWebSearch Email Plugin.lnk = C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSOEMON.EXE
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
O4 - Global Startup: MetaCafe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Metacafe\MetacafeAgent.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: MyWebSearch Email Plugin.lnk = C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSOEMON.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download All with FlashGet - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_all.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://bar.mywebsearch.com/menusearch.html?p=ZNxdm119YYNZ
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Spyware Doctor - {2D663D1A-8670-49D9-A1A5-4C56B4E14E84} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll
O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\PartyPoker.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\PartyPoker.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: FlashGet - {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\FlashGet.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: FlashGet - {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\FlashGet.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/nocache/funwebproducts/ei-2/SmileyCentralFWBInitialSetup1.0.0.8-2.cab
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} (CDownloadCtrl Object) - http://www.fileplanet.com/fpdlmgr/cabs/FPDC_2.3.2.100.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {AF2E62B6-F9E1-4D4F-A10A-9DC8E6DCBCC0} (VideoEgg ActiveX Loader) - http://update.videoegg.com/Install/Windows/Initial/VideoEggPublisher.exe
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/ZIntro.cab34246.cab
O16 - DPF: {DE625294-70E6-45ED-B895-CFFA13AEB044} (AxisMediaControlEmb Class) - http://138.237.46.59/activex/AMC.cab
O16 - DPF: {E5D419D6-A846-4514-9FAD-97E826C84822} (HeartbeatCtl Class) - http://fdl.msn.com/zone/datafiles/heartbeat.cab
O23 - Service: ATK Keyboard Service (ATKKeyboardService) - ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. - C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Spyware Doctor (SDhelper) - PC Tools Research Pty Ltd - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
O23 - Service: StarWind iSCSI Service (StarWindService) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
O24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - http://www.stripcreator.com/images/backgrounds/laboratory.jpg

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End of file - 10684 bytes

Any help would be greatly appreciated seeing as whenever i start a game or program it will minimize out every 15 mins to tell me no connection to the net is possible. I'm worried this could be a backdoor trojan. Btw, i also have avg 7.5 and the latest spyware doctor. Ive scanned and cleaned my comp with both, but the virus always seems to reappear. PLEASE HELP!

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http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/word/HA100744321033.aspx

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Hope that all makes sense.

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Hi. Recently I believe that my computer has become enslaved as a bitcoin miner, as it has become SUPER unusually slow all of a sudden. It started 3 days ago when I was simply watching youtube videos and then typing up stuff. All of a sudden my computer would get so slow that minimizing a window took forever, and moving the mouse was virtually impossible. This has never happened before, and my computer is quite powerful so I doubt that it is because of my hardware.

Games that I've played without problems in the past are also now unplayable even in lowest settings, as the FPS drops to 2. My computer wakes itself up from sleep often now, and on start up GPU usage immediately spikes as well as temperature, leading to very loud fan noise. I was recently infected by ZeroAccess rootkit, and although I "fixed" it with the help of this forum, many say that it is impossible to completely remove ZeroAccess, and I believe this is just ZeroAccess coming back (but my computer knowledge is limited).

Attach.txt is attached, and the following is my DDS log:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16635  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Eric at 3:33:05 on 2013-08-14
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4094.768 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {3F839487-C7A2-C958-E30C-E2825BA31FB5}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft S... Read more

A:Have a BitCoin miner virus making my computer unuseable

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Well after 2 days I finally got my web browsers working again! i think my java scripts were somehow disabled. Also something interesting that i've noticed, I use an IE based browser called Maxthon, but i also have firefox. I've noticed that under my internet options privacy section, it has the setting on accept all cookies and i would have to change it back to medium. however each time that i open up firefox or probably restart maxthon, it goes back to accept all cookies and I would have to constantly monitor this.

I run windows XP. All my problems started I believe when i somehow contracted tinybar? when i run spybot, it comes up with tinybar.C and some other trojan which has been on my computer forever, i think its called virtumondo or something. i've searched online to try to remove tinybar through my registry or something, but i could never find the files that I was supposed to delete or something.
Also, something is blocking my windows security center for running automatic updates.

I am alright with computers but not super techy. I've downloaded HijackThis from the rules sticky and I hope im posting it correctly:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:16:14 PM, on 4/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
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

A:Probable Virus/trojan and tinybar making computer nearly unusable

now it seems that everytime i try to open most programs or documents such as spybot or MS word, they just freeze and end.

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Hello all, i just made an account here because i need some help.

Lately for the past month about my computer has been making a clicking sound. The sound is EXACTLY the same sound as if you click a folder in lets say my computer on windows 7 and open a folder. the "click" noise. I won't open everything and randomly every so often i will just hear this noise as if i clicked a folder.

I have updated malwarebytes and updated mcafee and i have all the settings to do the fullest scan and i double checked to make sure every bit was being covered.

I thought maybe it was my computer failing at first or my hard drive failing but everything i looked up  didn't show anything at all relating to that noise.

help?

A:Do i have a virus/malware/spyware?Computer making "clicking noise"

45 views and no responses? bump

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Well, what started out as a simple annoyance quickly worsened.
At first it was just a few pop ups, not being able to access yahoo mail, and a slow computer.

A:Please Help - Vundo Trojan Virus making computer virtually unusable

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, try this:

Download Combofix from any of the links below but rename it to <insert name here> before saving it to your desktop.

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Double click on the renamed ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt so we can continue cleaning the system.

Regards

eddie

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I thought this started by opening a link on a news site, but I'm not sure now where it came from. Quick rundown- Was on wifi at work and noticed my computer became VERY slow. After numerous scans with MBAM and SAS, I found quite a few trojans, but even though all programs showed they were destroyed, the problem still continues. I posted a new thread in BC, and had some suggestions, but I'm still infected. Last night, I noticed that my AVG was turned off and I couldn't get it turned back on. Also, any Windows security program was turned off, including Windows Firewall, and I couldn't get it to come back on. I was able to download Avira and Comodo Firewall, but I'm still having issues. Here are the three results after the recommended scans.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by DylanBorns at 22:11:06 on 2011-12-11
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1013.452 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch

A:I have a root virus that is making my computer very slow; lots of problems

Here is the GMER result-

GMER 1.0.15.15641 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2011-12-12 05:38:40
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP1T0L0-2 FUJITSU_MHV2120BH_PL rev.892C
Running: 4u70sv8r.exe; Driver: C:\Users\DYLANB~1\AppData\Local\Temp\uxrdypod.sys
---- Kernel code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

? C:\Users\DYLANB~1\AppData\Local\Temp\mbr.sys The system cannot find the file specified. !

---- User code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

.text C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe[1032] USER32.dll!SetWindowLongA 7645E7CD 5 Bytes JMP 6E61C350 C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll (Mozilla Foundation)
.text C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe[1032] USER32.dll!SetWindowLongW 764613B4 5 Bytes JMP 6E61C2E2 C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll (Mozilla Foundation)
.text C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe[1032] USER32.dll!GetWindowInfo 7646428E 5 Bytes JMP 6E3CE363 C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll (Mozilla Foundation)
.text C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe[1032] USER32.dll!TrackPopupMenu 7... Read more

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I am not real knowledgable but I see many strange error messages in my event viewer. Loads of audits and special privledges in windows logs in security ... My anti virus and firewall shut down periodically, they resize and I cant see the whole window. When I tried to type netstat into my msdos window yesterday it said I dont have the level of privledges to run it. I did a complete factory reset just 2 days ago to try and kill off whatever has seemed to take over my laptop. DDS (Ver_10-11-08.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Meredith at 10:11:46.75 on Tue 11/09/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3000.1778 [GMT 3:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.ex... Read more

A:Infected! Computer making changes to firewall, anti virus shuts off.

msconfig
safebootminimal
activex
drivers32
netsvcs
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe

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The computer takes forever to open up, especially when i first turn it on. It is constantly slow. I'm not sure what kind of virus it is but that's what my computer scan told me. and it wont allow me to connect to the internet. please help, i haven't had use of my lap top for months now. I am using my roommates computer to post this question

A:trojan virus is making my computer really slow and wont start properly

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

If you have no internet access on the affected machine, download the required tools from another computer, and transfer them to the affected machine vis USB flash drive, or other removable media.

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Hello
I have had the worst problem ever here is the time line of events to be precise

1. Searching something up on the net
2. Clicked on link
3. I didn't look at the URL
4. It sent me to porn tube
5. There was a box saying you need to have the latest direct X control to view in website while in the background there was the website in its full state
6.Since my brother was there he pulled out the plug and re-inserted it
7.When my computer turned back on it was...
INFECTED

Now i do not know how to get rid of it and whenever i just lay my Lil pointer over an icon it says VIRUS ALERT and i forgot what else it said
And also i cant use system restore because at the end when i reboot it says that system restore failed and it returns back to virus state
PLZ HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS:For some reason avg keeps Updating itself...Could it be my virus.....The irritating annoying

A:My computer has the word VIRUS ALERT beside the time and i cant get rid of da virus

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I've been battling this virus for a while. Malware Bytes' doesnt work. Im trying to install SUPERANTISPYWARE but it 'the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation'I've tried renaming the file to 'gfd.bat' That didnt work. I unblocked it from firewall. Nothing. I also tried using windows installer clean up utility. That wouldnt work cause it too displayed 'the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation' My computer is really slow outside of safe mode to the point I cant login with safemode. i dont know wat to do. I used malware bytes' and that has helped me in the past now it isnt working. I thought superantispyware would do the trick as in the past it was the most reliable one for me to use. Now I cant even install it.*EDIT* Also tried using regeditEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Some sort of virus blocking windows installer and making my computer freeze during login with normal mode.

Hello and welcome.Hello and welcome please run these next. If you have Spybot installed temporarily disable it.Next run ATF:Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.

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Computer gave me BSOD 3 times today. I am suspecting a virus cause i installed a pirated game with a crack recently. Whenever the computer reboots, it reboots twice and then starts windows normally. RAM is 6GB but it says only 1.99 is usable which is a new thing. I attached the scan logs and i really appreciate your kind help. Thanks in advance...

A:Suspecting a Virus; RAM is 6GB (Only 1.99 usable)

Hello  Welcome to Bleeping Computer.  My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.The tool will start to update its database...please wait until complete.Click on the Scan button.... Read more

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I wanted to create forms that users complete in Word and save and email the filled form.

I was wandering if I make this form .doc file and put it online, does people need to have specific version of Word to use it?what are the limitations if I put this form online?

A:making form with Word(.doc)

Hey-

I don't know if this will help but you may want to check here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...N-US%3Bq187813

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I'm trying to make envelopes in Microsoft word. I want to do a lot of the same thing. Basically, we're trying to put our logo and address in the return address place, and leave the delivery address area blank for future use. I was able to kind of do it, but it wastes an envelope each time, and it's a pain in the neck. Is there an easier way?

I go into the tools area, click on letters and mailings, then envelopes. I'm able to put in the return address, but not insert a graphic from our file. I want to set it up to do a lot at one time... any help would be great! Thanks!!

A:Making envelopes in word

To add a little more information, the reason I am getting a second blank, is when I finish editing the envelop, there's a second blank page under the finished envelope. When I try to get rid of it, it reverts the envelope back to a regular word document, not an envelope any more. I know... I'm confusing myself.

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I have 30 Word files which need a few table rows removing and several sections of font-size and font-type changing (some within the table, some not).
I tried recording a macro in Word but it only let me add text.
Can I do this?

A:Making a Word macro

DrP said:

I have 30 Word files which need a few table rows removing and several sections of font-size and font-type changing (some within the table, some not).
I tried recording a macro in Word but it only let me add text.
Can I do this?Click to expand...

I believe that this can be done. First, move your cursor directly above the table, then record the macro. Use the arrows on your keypad and the shift button to select the rows that you want to delete and then point to edit, cut. Select the text the same way and change the formatting. Be sure the macro is saved in the "all active templates and documents file" so that you can use it on other files. Let me know if this works. If it doesn't, then your problem could be a corrupt file.

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Roary.

A:My computer is un-usable

Can you access Safe Mode by tapping F8 at boot and then uninstall or disable Defender?

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I am trying to create a form in Microsoft Word. I have made the form and inserted fields where text can be entered, but whenever I enter text in the fields it makes the words that are part of the form move over. How do I prevent that from happening?

A:Solved: Making a form in Word

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I am trying to make a book but cannot get the pages to print correctly. Page 2 might be with page 14, etc. What am I doing wrong?

A:Making a book with microsoft word

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I have a problem! I made a form field in Word and placed a second form field right after the first field. When I started to fill the first field the second just moves closer to the right side of the page. How can I keep the fields form moving. I locked the form fields but that makes no difference. Thanks for your help.

A:Making forms in Word 2003

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When ever I open word to use the program a box comes on for making envelops and I can't get rid of it, closes and then just keeps coming back on there fore I can't use the word program. How can I get this envelop box to stay gone so I can proceed? Thanks for any help, Buck

A:MS Word 2002 (making envelop box)

Probably just by renaming your normal.dot file, but here's all the steps in case renaming normal.dot isn't enough. Just start with Step 3 of Troubleshooting Word:

www.theofficeexperts.com/word.htm

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My mother's friend is having a problem with Word, it appears to be making her documents read only files, seemingly without cause, stopping her saving changes.
She has Windows 2000.

Can anyone suggest what the problem is?

A:Word making files read only.

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I have a PC that is hanging when opening any document in Word, this has started happening since i installed the Adobe Distiller application.

This is a known problem and is detailed in MS Knowledgebase article 324043. I followed the instructions and installed the updates however this did not solve the issue.

Does anyone have any other ideas?

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I want to create a mini-Lyrics book.
I want to print the book so each 8.5 x 11 paper will have 4 sections.
Each section will contain 1 Title, 1 Artist and 1 Song Lyrics.

I would like to store the data in XML (easiest format to update).
Excel and Access are too cumbersome.
So it will look something like this..

<song>
<title>Under The Sea</title>
<artist>A-Teens</artist>
<lyrics>The seaweed is always greener,
In somebody else’s lake.
..</lyrics>
</song>

<song>
<title>..</title>
<artist>..</artist>
<lyrics>..</lyrics>
</song>

<song>
<title>..</title>
<artist>..</artist>
<lyrics>..</lyrics>
</song>

Now how would I make Word to read this in,
and force it into my template of 4 Songs per page?
Can Mail Merge do it?
I would like to avoid VBA coding if possible
as I want to make this simple and painless.

Thanks!

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Hello, I've had a HP Desktop for a few months with 6GB Of Ram, 5.95 or so usable.
Recently my computer has been going slow, so I check around and I only have 2GB of usable RAM, is it possible to get it back?
Sorry if I'm not giving helpful details, ask any questions if needed.

A:HP Computer Lost Usable Ram?

Hello PrinceTuna, and welcome to Seven Forums.

When you restart the computer, how much memory does it show you having in the boot screen or in BIOS?

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have the Maximum memory box unchecked in the Boot tab of msconfig.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hello,
made my file "read only" via Tools-Protect document. Now when opening every time I get a prompt "enter password to modify or open to read only". Is it possible to make so, that document would be opened without prompting message what to do next?

A:Making file read only in Word 2003

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I need to make study cards (flash cards) using Word 2000 with the question on one side and the response on the other. I think I can do this by using the “Envelopes and Labels” option under the “Tools” menu, but I’m not sure if this is the best and/or only way?

I’ll have to make in excess of 100 cards (most likely 3 X 5...I haven’t bought the card stock yet). Is there an automated way to do this? Do I just make one file with all of the questions and another with all of the answers and then print the first file, reload the cards and print the second file on the opposite side?

I’m really a novice at Word so any help would be greatly appreciated. If there are any tutorials on line that you know of, feel free to point me to one of those.

McStagger

A:Word 2000 - Making Flash Cards?

Maybe you could use a Word (table) document as the basis for a mailmerge. The table could have 2 columns, column1 = questions, column2 = answers. So you'd merge first using the first column and run the cards thru the printer, then again using the second column and run the cards thru other-side-up.

There's a default index card size (4 x 6 in.) via File -- Page Setup. Mailmerge in 2000 is far more straightforward than in later versions, IIRC -- see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/index.htm for details.

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I'm making a guide for a friend (he lives in another state, and dont want to waste talking minutes on the phone) , and I want to make a table of contents so he can click where he wants. The only problem is I dont know how to make it that way. Any help is appreciated. If you're are confused on what I'm talking about I will try to explain it more to ur specifications.

To do this depends on if you have got office 2003 or office 2007 Office 2003
Office 2003

Make sure you have got the formatting toolbar at the top. to do this go to

View > Toolbars

And make sure that formatting is ticked. Then you want to highlight the Document title with the curser and on the formatting toolbar (one with font and size settings) click the down arrow on the drop down menu to select the style. The Style menu is the one with &#8220;Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3 etc. Select heading 1 for the title. Then for the sub headings highlight them and select heading 2.

After you have gone this for all the headings

· On the Insert menu, point to Reference, and click Index and Tables.
· To use one of the available designs, click a design in the Formats box.
· Select any other table of contents options you want.

Office 2007
Go to

http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/word/HP012253721033.aspx

Let me know if you get stuck

JPLamb

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I am typing a formal sentence outline for an MLA formatted paper; thus, the margins must be 1"; however when I reach the end of the page if it cannot fit the whole point in the outline on the current page, it moves the entire point to the next page which screws up the 1" margins. Any help?

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Running XP 64x and my computer is lagging freezing up no program responds right. in 32 bit windows everything is running normal.somethings wrong please help me i have a Hijackthis log. any other things i need to put up would be great.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:24:43 PM, on 6/11/2008
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ctfmon.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
E:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
E:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcAppFlt.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
E:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
E:\PROGRA~2\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE
E:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgui.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Sea... Read more

A:Please Help! possible virus making computer programs crash and web browsers crash .

anyone?

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I have a computer with Windows XP Service Pack 1 on it and a Samsung SP4011 HDD.

Recently, the Keyboard and mouse simply do not work.

While the computer is booting up, they work, such as the lights come on, and I can go into the Bios setup, ect.

However, after the "beep" occurs on boot up, the lights turn off and neither of them work at all.

I have tried Windows XP CD and Windows XP Boot disks, but once Im in the setup menus, the keyboard and mouse do not work.

I also tried Powermax to simply do a format, but I get a "Cannot Load DOS!" message when the diskette is being loaded.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

A:A Major Problem, Computer Un-usable

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Hello,

This is my first time posting here. I have a serious problem with my computer. When I originally got it back in 2008 with windows vista it froze quite a bit. This past December I upgrade to Windows 7 and things seemed better. I did get the occasional BSOD, but it is nothing like now.

In the last week I have gotten at least a dozen BSOD messages, all 7F errors. The message error code looks like this: "Stop: 0X0000007F (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050031, 0x00000000000006F8, 0XFFFFF80002ED7BD0). However, the last six digits after "0XFFFFFF800002" are always a little different.

I have read it is usually hardware related. But my Pc is barely two years old and I did all the scans of my hardware and everything passed. I have not changed anything about my computer recently except that I switched from connecting to the internet wirelessly to using an ethernet connection.

The error comes up very randomly it seems. At first, it was when I was playing Halo & Halo 2 pc. So I checked on my CD-Rom drives. Then, it started doing it while using Ms Word or just browsing the web. I tried a system restore to remove the lasted Windows updates but it failed.

. I have a Dell XPS 630i
? OS - Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade (from vista)
? x86- x64 Bit
? What was original installed OS on system? Vista Home Premium
? OS vista is an OEM version but the windows 7 upgrade was the retail version
? Age of syste... Read more

A:BSOD HELP - Windows 7 Computer hardly usable now

and welcome to the Forum

See how much this helps: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/137539

I would start with a thorough test of your memory . . click on the link to Memtest in my signature . . let it run on one stick at a time overnite or until it starts reporting errors

How to burn an ISO file: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f149...le-341778.html

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I'm really not sure what the problem is or what started it, but my computer started getting this pop-up telling me to download Antivirus XP 2008. The pop-up stays above everything else and I have to click a small portion of text to get it to go away, but it just comes back in a matter of minutes.

My wallpaper has been replaced with a "Windows Security Message" telling me that there's spyware on my computer (I tried replacing it with my old wallpaper, but it just came back). I ran AVG and it did find trojans, but deleting them didn't seem to do anything. I have Ad-Aware, but it's severely outdated and I just get an error every time I try to install new updates. I can't use Google; whenever I click on a result it just opens a new tab with some completely irrelevant page, such as YellowPages or Monster. I also got my first blue screen of death I've ever gotten on my computer (was scanning with AVG at the time), the error being:

PANIC_STACK_SWITCH

Right after that the screen went pink, and then I got ANOTHER blue screen, and afterward it did the same thing one more time. The errors were "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" and "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" respectively.

I'm having to post this on the downstairs computer because I couldn't access this site on my own. If someone could please give me some help, I would be very grateful. Here's my HJT log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:55:26 PM, on... Read more

A:Solved: Computer Barely Usable -- Need Help

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Hi all,
For some reason my Vista machine takes 18 minutes from when the desktop arrears to when it can actually be used. Then all seems good. During that 18 minutes you can open the Windows Explorer but not move files, the ADSL connection and the data connection to the other computer is off, and AVG has no services running. Then it comes good and runs fine. All the things that I tried to do in that time happen.
Where do I start trying to solve this? The only thing I did recently was install Open Office.
Cheers
T.

A:18 minutes till computer is usable

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Hey guys. I'm working on the computer of a friend of mine right now. It seems to have several problems with malware and viruses, though I don't know exactly which ones. I scanned with Malwarebytes and quarantined a bunch of files. Subsequent scans with Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, and Avast say there is nothing wrong, but I know this isn't true. Firefox and Google Chrome have both been hijacked and I can only really browse the net now with Opera. There are constant fake security notifications the moment either of those browsers are opened. There are also many unwanted browser add-ons installed to them.

I've pasted in the information from the DDS file, and attached the attach.txt file (EDIT: I guess I wasn't supposed to add this. But the actual program gave conflicting information) to this post. Any help is appreciated here guys.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005
Run by Nick at 13:45:30 on 2014-10-28
#Option MBR scan  is disabled.
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate   6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2045.1142 [GMT -7:00]
.
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\LogonUI.exe

A:Multiple Infections. Computer Barely Usable.

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pleaese help

A:?Virus in computer - problems typing in word *comuputer typeing by itself

Hello yasemin78,

What 4 files did you delete, and why?

Please try your best to follow the instructions in our pre-posting topic New Instructions - Read This Before Posting for Malware Removal Help and post the requested logs in your next reply.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hey,

I have rotated some pages to landscape in my document however when it prints off it makes the header too big. Everything is proportionately correct, however it is as if when printing it is leaving a gap above the header (or at the top of the header) for the section break. This is now pushing my footer and bottom of page border off the printed version. Everything looks correct in normal view and print preview of the document. Using Word 2007.

Anyone any idea's on how to fix this?

A:Section break making space above header - Word 2007

Does anyone have any ideas?

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I recently built a new PC for gaming and the gigabyte motherboard manual says it's expandable to 32G. I put 4x8G sticks and the computer shows 32G but says only 16G is usable. What's up?

A:gigabyte motherboard supports 32G DDR3 computer says only 16G usable

Physical Memory Limits: Windows 7

The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 7.
--------------------- ---------------- ----------------Version Limit on X86 Limit on X64Ultimate 4 GB 192 GBEnterprise 4 GB 192 GBProfessional 4 GB 192 GB Home Premium 4 GB 16 GBHome Basic 4 GB 8 GBStarter 2 GB N/A

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I am trying to fix my dads HP laptop.  He isn't computer savy at all and probably hasnt wup with updates, anti virus software etc...  It runs extremely slow and there are continuous messages of "Not Responding".  I've tried to defrag the HD and I ran adwcleaner, it seems a little better but its still not usealbe.

A:Computer Runs Very Slow, Only Usable in Safe Mode

Does it have a Factory Restore Option ? Search within - Start / Program Files / HP / etc.
If so , ensure you back up everything first ,  then restore it.

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First, let me start by saying I am not an IT computer person, I have very basic knowledge (other than what I do for a living) about computers, and I really need instructions that are easy to follow, please?

I am a medical transcriptionist. I have hundreds of auto corrects on my current computer with Windows XP Word 2002 on it. I am needing to, if possible, copy the auto corrects from Word 2002 to another computer with Windows XP Word 2003.

I also have hundred of words that I have added to spell check that it would be great if I could copy those as well.

I do have a flash drive that I can save these to.

Can someone please help me in terminology and steps that a computer dummy can understand?

Thanking you in advance.

A:Solved: Copying auto corrects from Word 2002 to another computer with Word 2003

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Hi everyone! Sorry I get kind of nervous posting on forums.My question is:Can you have both word 2007 and word 2010 as seperate programs on the same computer?I really enjoy tinkering in word 2007 when I got it. Though today I did qualify for the college discounted microsoft package. Which lets a college student buy the Microfsot Office Professional Academic Package can be found:http://www.microsoft.com/student/office/en-us/default.aspxBefore I got into college I did buy microsoft word 2007. Now I have a new package installed and it got rid of the word 2007.The reason why I wanted to hold onto it is because I like to help out others with word 2007. Unless I can actually open it and use it to give out directions. A lot of people I know haven't upgraded because of the cost. I don't blame them though would like to have it handy.Still have the original disc and package it came in. I do love looking at the shiny graphic on the microsoft "official" disc! Thank you everyone for reading my question! And help!

A:Possible to have both word 2007&word 2010 as seperate programs on same computer?

Hi everyone! Sorry I get kind of nervous posting on forums.My question is:Can you have both word 2007 and word 2010 as seperate programs on the same computer?I really enjoy tinkering in word 2007 when I got it. Though today I did qualify for the college discounted microsoft package. Which lets a college student buy the Microfsot Office Professional Academic Package can be found:http://www.microsoft.com/student/office/en-us/default.aspxBefore I got into college I did buy microsoft word 2007. Now I have a new package installed and it got rid of the word 2007.The reason why I wanted to hold onto it is because I like to help out others with word 2007. Unless I can actually open it and use it to give out directions. A lot of people I know haven't upgraded because of the cost. I don't blame them though would like to have it handy.Still have the original disc and package it came in. I do love looking at the shiny graphic on the microsoft "official" disc! Thank you everyone for reading my question! And help! As far as I know, without tweaking some of the files / registry entries, this is not possible.Even then, there could be problems.At my work, we use mul... Read more

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Hi there,

I'm really sorry if i've posted in the wrong forum, but i can't click on anything that has the word Virus or Hijack this, as it will just close automatically.
Which means i can't run the Hijack this log, nor run my virus scans on the computer.

I am too afraid to log into my email accounts and bank accounts in case there is some spyware on my computer.

I've tried running Stinger.exe and all my anti virus in safemode but it doesn't seem to do the trick.

I am not sure what i can do.
Many thanks.
Lamfeng

A:Computer detects the word "virus" and closes the file automatically

Try renaming HijackThis. After that,you should be able to open it.

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hey..im new to this and need help with my computer. i want to free up space but dont know how, i tried disk clean-up, ccleaner and still not that many space was freeup up also i want my computer to be alot faster because lately its bein very slow.

A:Freeing up computer space/making computer faster

bump!!...anybody??

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I've used the knock-offs (Open office) and its awful. I need only a word processor.. (not excel, or powerpoint). Something truly Microsoft. I don't want a trial, or subscription, or something where I have to be online to use it. It doesn't have to be the latest version. Is there any affordable option where I can purchase "MS Word" only? Any advice is helpful.

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I made the Easy Transfer using the ET cable yesterday. The files and setting of my old Windows 7 computer are now in my new Windows 7 computer. I have Microsoft Word 2013 on my new computer but it's empty. How can I get the documents from Word 2003 on my old computer to the new one?

I also have a lot of documents on my Works version 9 on the old computer. Can I transfer these to Word 2013? I suppose I could do it all manually but I'm hoping that someone knows of a trick to do the job fast.

A:New Windows 7 computer - how do I transfer old Word to Word 2013?

Word does not contain any documents which could be moved. I assume you are talking about the list of recent documents, shown either when Word is run (1st screenshot below) or later if File > Open is selected (2nd screenshot).

Recent Documents when Word 2013 is launched:
Recent Documents when user selects File > Open:
As Word saves by default to your personal Documents folder, if Easy Transfer had no issues they should already be in Documents folder under your personal user account folder (default location C:\Users\Your_Username).

If you are using the Windows Libraries, you can also find them from Libraries > Documents.

The Recent Documents list populates as you go; you need first open a document in Word on your new computer for it to appear on the list. The same with your Works files.

Kari

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I am knee deep in writting up my final dissertation and need some help.

I need to number my pages but not from the first page. I looked online and it said I should have an option to number pages from the page I was on but that was not the case.

I then read that you can insert an header and the page will be numbered from there, again I could not get this to work.

I know in word 2007 you can generate a contents page that will show the page number of all my subsections and headings but I have no clue how to do this and until I get the page numbers working I cannot do it anyway.

If anyone can help me please reply, I don't want to do my usualy trick of having two documents, one the body of the work and the other all the pages that are not numbered because it will take for ever at this point.

A:Need help making a contents page and page numbering word 2007

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Hi folks

got a virus on my pc which is making my pc freeze, redirecting me when I google, loads of pop-ups, refuses to allow me into sights such as this, refuses to allow me to update avg or windows firewall. It's happening with both IE and Firefox. Pc is also terribly slow.
I was getting an error message on start up for the past few days relating to weduriwi.exe being a bad windows image and could'nt run. But this stopped yesterday- all i did was run MSConfig and untick weduriwi but I can still see it there so assume it's knocking around still.

I would really appreciate any help I can get on this. I really need to use my pc over the next few weeks and am not very computer literate. So please, please help- i will be eternally greattful!!!!

Here is my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:45:21, on 23/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\J... Read more

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I'm working on my cousin's laptop. She runs windows vista. she said she got a virus through myspace that trend micro can't get rid of. She says a box is popping up and she cant get rid of it no matter what. I had her run hijackthis. here's her log. Pleeeaaase help someone Thanks

Scan saved at 6:24:28 PM, on 4/18/2008
Platform: Windows Vista? (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 14\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\M3SRCHMN.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Exp... Read more

A:A virus from myspace making a box pop up. help?

hate to bump but i really need a response...

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My computer got infected by the windowsclick virus a couple days ago, and since then I think I am rid of it, but am not 100% sure. The first thing I did was Run Combo Fix, then I did a full Malwarebytes scan, and then the dds scan requested by this forum.The order I'm posting stuff here is1.DDS Log2. ComboFix Log3.Malwarebytes LogDDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 Run by GroeningerA at 11:10:48.70 on Wed 04/08/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.536 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESClient.exeC:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESClientLoggingService\BESClientLoggingService.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\BigFix Antipest\bin\ITMRTSVC.exeC:\Program Files\SMART Board Software\SMARTBoardService.exeC:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Management System\ManagementAgentNT.exeC:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Management System\RouterNT.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exeC:\WIN... Read more

A:Windowsclick Virus, need help making sure its gone.

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I have been having problems with my windows defender turning itself off. i have all these pop ups when ever I try to browse the internet.
i have an e machines desktop , with windows 8.1 , dual pentium processor. and one T of memory , in which
only half of it is used. My husband and I are gamers. Nothing else to do since we are retired. yes we do some downloading from the internet , thinking the security on the computer is working . that's what I get for thinking.. So here is the log from the first program " the highjacker" the other program dds is just as it refers to . and the last one woukld not do anything .. I tried to move it to my desktop it never showed up.
I tried to re-open the file where it was saved and could not. I tried to download another program " test wmv"
tht would not work either. I have one big problem I know a virus.!! earlier i did a test and it came back as a "bot: virus . So how do I get rid of it? Or what ever virus I have?
This is one of the pop ups I get .. Maybe I should have taken it for real, I just thought it was an ad to sell something.. I appreciate anything you can help me with

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:36:58 PM, on 3/26/2014
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16518)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\PROGRA~2\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\cltmng.exe
C:\PROGRA~2\SearchProtect\UI\bin\cltmngui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86... Read more

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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:07-11-2015
Ran by user (administrator) on BAUTISTA (12-11-2015 12:29:07)
Loaded Profiles: user (Available Profiles: user)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG) C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
(Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG) C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\MSOSYNC.EXE
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\msiexec.exe
(Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG) C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avshadow.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\OSPPSVC.EXE
(BlueStack Systems, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe
(BlueStack Systems, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\BlueStacks\HD-UpdaterService.exe
(BlueStack Systems, Inc.) C:\Prog... Read more

A:Virus making my PC so slow

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Hello Tech Support,

First of all, thanks for looking at my thread.

For a few days now, I have been having trouble with my browser (I use Firefox, but I also have Internet Explorer and it has the same problem).
Whenever I try to start it, the mouse icon shows that it's loading, but then changes to the normal mouse icon and my browser never appears.
After a random ammount of time of continuous trying, it works again for once.
When it works again, the layout suddenly has changed to a more old-fashioned type.

I noticed that Windows Explorer and many other programs also suffer from this, sometimes when I open f.i Control Panel it leaves a blank page and says 'not responding'.

I have tried re-installing Firefox and restoring my system to an earlier date, but to no avail.

Honesty obliges me to tell I have downloaded porn over Vuze and I suspect it has something to do with that

I have read and followed the instructions, but when I tried to run Gmer.exe I got a blue screen and decided not to do it again. The DDS is below and the Attach is attached.

Thanks in advance for your help! It is much appreciated.

Best regards,

Guus Evers.

PS: I have made a screenshot of what my AVG scan says are corrupted files and can post it if wanted.
PPS: If I have done anything wrong, please tell me and I'll try to fix it. This problem is driving me crazy.

DDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86
Run by Guus Evers at 20:54:31,76 on wo 20-10-2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943 Browser... Read more

A:Possible virus making programs not respond

Getting more problematic now...internet now never works, except immediatly on startup (I suspect because I've deleted the Run list in regedit), then it still goes not responding pretty fast. Everything is much slower and eventually goes not responding or doesn't open at all, Windows Services constantly breaks down, my computer freezes regularly, if I start up in safe mode, it freezes before starting windows. One time it started up to a windows with no background, an old layout and apparantly none of my programs installed.

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hi, there seems to be a virus on my computer that makes random-named dll's in the system32 folder, they get detected by AVG tough.i ran a full scan of avg and a online panda scan, they removed the infected dll's and found some 'css4' files, wich avg says it's a 'virus found lop'the virus that keeps making the files still is active tough.also used avg anti-spyware / avg anti-rootkit / ad-aware / Spybot - Search & Destroy, wich only found some 'tracking cookies'.using zonealarm as firewall.so, here's a HJT logit's nice that there are people helping other persons even if they dont get paid Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 13:06:11, on 17/12/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe... Read more

A:Trojan Making New Virus Files

Duplicate thread - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry692909Topic closed.

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My head has been spinning all day yesterday. Never have I had anything happen like this before. On my laptop, out of no where, my files became stuck on read-only. From program files to blank text documents, everything is write-protected. I figured my hard drive might be failing so I backed up files to another computer. Now that computer has everything as read-only! On both computers, it takes Windows Explorer 3 seconds or more to open a folder. Both computers are real slow, and I can't do anything from installing a program to deleting a empty folder! It's almost like a medical condition that spreads when copying a file from one computer to next! I believe my files are almost permently virus seeds! Afraid to do anything else after bricking two computers running Windows 7 Ultimate. First computer is an Asus Laptop (X55U). The second computer is an HP Compaq desktop (RE471AA).
Update: Avast is detecting malware. I will update this thread as both computers are running boot-time
scans.

Update 2: Avast had detected something on my backup folder on the desktop which is C:\Users\public\Rhettster. Check the image for more information.

Update 3: Avast finished on the desktop. Read-only problems still persist. I'm not sure what to do. Windows had just given me the biggest hint to what this problem is from. If you look at the pop up in the image, Windows is telling me I do not have permission from the system. I believe that the permissions are corrupted badly. Not sure how I could... Read more

A:Possible virus making every file read-only?

You need to work with someone at a dedicated malware removal site.

Follow directions at any of the following sites. The folks there are dedicated to malware removal and will be able to help you determine if your system is infected and if so how to clean it up. They require that you register but they are all free. Also be patient as they are usually very busy:

GeeksToGo
WhattheTech
Spyware Beware

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Friends,i have a toshiba satellite laptop around two years old,it has an xp home operting system which was preloaded.it has a intel core2duo processor.some time back a guy put his flash drive in my system & it became infected with heur,avast was unable to remove so i removed avast,i installed avg 8 free & it detected 472 infections.now i have removed avg also.from yesterday the system has slowed down,half of keyboard is not functiong,half of my programs show error on starting,i have hijack this & revo uninstaller in my system,my taskmanager & regedit are disabled,yahoo messenger & gtalk keep on starting on their own.i have tried malicalious item removal tool but no use,windows defendr has stopped working,the system has became too slow.sometimes it fails to startup,i have to tap f12 key to make it start.I have stopped most of the autorun programs through revo.and the keyboard has started working.but today yahoo messenger again popped up & when i tried to close it,a strange sound came from lappy.i tried to copy some files through my pendrive & one more virus named new folder.exe came with it i removed it from my system but was unable to remove it from pendrive,i am not able to access net bcoz the computer says usb modem not recognized.i am posting through my mobile.help me please

A:Virus is making the system crazy

Welcome Karjees

Do you have access to another computer and a usb stick/pendrive that hasnt been used on the infected PC ?

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Hello

I'm new to new to this forum and would like some help with my HP Pavilion DV5-1005AX laptop. Recently the screen has started to flicker up a gray screen briefly then it'll stop but it is a very regular flicker. My friend and i think it could be a virus, although none of my virus scanners have picked up on the infection. i keep the scanners up-to-date, unless the virus has blocked access to the upgrades. i am using CIS and Spybot.

CIS will occasionally pick up on a supiciuos file but it will only detect it and will not remove or quarantine them. i have read the comodo forum about that particular file and how to get rid of it. although that was unsucessful, and it did not mention anything about the screen flickering.

What should i do?
Help..

Thanks

A:Virus Making Screen Flicker

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Please help, here is my highjackthis log. I think you need this:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:34:45 PM, on 3/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\InetCntrl\InetCntrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\m3SrchMn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LTMSG.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
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I click things once and they open, i try to name a folder and the name box stays highlighted with the flashing cursor, and when i try to delete something, the box that says recycling doesnt go away.

Can someone check my log please?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:48:45 PM, on 9/8/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Windows\explorer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe

O2 - BHO: BitComet ClickCapture - {39F7E362-828A-4B5A-BCAF-5B79BFDFEA60} - C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO_1.2.8.7.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Browser Address Error Redirector - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - C:\Program Files\Dell\BAE\BAE.dll
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A:I think ive got a virus and its making my mouse freak out

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Hello,I was previously infected with a wdmaud.sys type of malware, as indicated in this thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/216774/can-anyone-confirm-removal-of-nasty-wdmaudsys-virus/After removing the offending malware and following instructions to close security holes, I've run MAM, Kapersky and Avast sweeps of the system, which all came up clean.Yet something from my PC is still making FTP attempts into my web host on a repeated basis. Since it's using the old password it results in my IP address being blacklisted as a result of too many failed attempts. This happens at erratic intervals and despite constant AV scans, I still cannot nail down where these FTP attempts are coming from. All I know is that they began occurring at the same time my PC was infected with the malware, so I can only surmise that this is a remaining relic of the virus that still has not been removed.The logs from the server indicating the failed FTP attempts look like this (IP address changed for privacy):LayerFTPd [6521] 55.555.55.555 [03/May/2009:19:19:20 -0400] "PASS (hidden)" 530LayerFTPd [6521] 55.555.55.555 [03/May/2009:19:19:20 -0400] "USER johnsmith" 331Here is the DDS log:DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 Run by John Smith at 12:29:59.01 on Mon 05/04/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1024.107 [GMT -4:00]AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090504-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)FW: ... Read more

A:Relic of virus still making FTP attempts

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I have several suspicious looking programs in my startup..I have disabled all, but one keeps coming back on ctfomn..Please help..I somehow downloaded a virus...all my personal files disappeared, photos, ms money etc...I used combofix before I found this forum (sorry) and it looks like I may have recovered parts of them. Icons are faded and a couple will open...have not tried rest. I have run bootscan and SAS scan sevral times....nothing found now but I feel problem is still here. I am ok trying to fix but I need help. Thanks

A:need help making sure I removed Virus and Trojan

Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator&#... Read more

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I don't really know whats wrong with my computer but everytime i log into my account it displays run a dll as an app errors and some of the systems programs won't run like add and remove softawre and other stuff plus my lan connection is should be quite fast but pages won't load or they load but it takes a LOT of time so anyways here is a hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:17:20, on 14.3.2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\undname.exe

A:virus keeps making different errors and slows internet

anyone?

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Here is what I posted in my original thread:

The other day I was browsing a streaming site and an Avast message popped up saying it blocked an attempted infection. After this Windows Update wanted to restart my computer. This happened twice with seemingly no update taking place as there was no message being displayed during shut down and start up. A third time Windows Update wanted to restart my computer and again I obliged but when the computer was shutting down the Update text being displayed was unfamiliar. After I was able to use the computer again I checked the Windows Update history and everything seemed legit. It was displaying a number of failed and successful updates going back weeks but the times for the updates I suspected might be virus related appeared to be from Windows after all.

So my next step was to start scanning my computer. I did several full system scans with Avast, Malwarebytes, and Spybot S&D and nothing malicious showed up with any of them. I was still worried though because my internet was going very slow which was strange. I use my computer to play poker and sometimes for banking so I don't really want to take any chances so I decided to take it to a local computer shop to have it reformatted. My question is when I get the computer back should I do anything to make sure it's clean? I will never surf a website I don't trust again so hopefully the chances of being infected in the future are nil. As far as system specs go I ru... Read more

A:Reformatted PC, making sure it's virus/malware free

Hello qq1,

Your computer appears to be clean. Any issue ?

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I have 4gb pendrive it is infected with some virus which is making it write protected & unable to use it.I am unable to format it so far i have to tried different things:
1.Tried formatting it on linux.
2.Tried different tools like neo9,hddformatter,jetflash,hpusbtool & a few more.
3.There is another way of changing registry values in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro\StorageDevicePolicies but i am unable to find that registry key (using win7 64bit ultimate).
4.Tried antivirus it detects the threat but unable to clear it out.
5.Tried cmd & then a variety of methods to format/partition but no use.
6.Also tried computer management with same message "the drive is write protected".

Now i have run out of options but i am amazed how none of the above methods have worked,already spent 2 hours searching for a solution but unable to find one.
Please someone help me i want my pen drive back.

A:Virus on pen drive making it write protected

A bit difficult for me to fathom this being a virus issue if even formatting it in linux isn't possible. Are you sure it's not as simple as a lock switch toggled on?

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Last week, I was having problems with my Zone Alarm not letting AVG Antivirus software update. So I was told to install Avira AntiVir instead. After totally uninstalling and reinstalling Zone Alarm I was able to get Avira to update. But now I cannot get Spybot or Spyware Blaster to update. I have tried to add them manually into allowed programs in Zone Alarm and they just won't show up.

Tonight, the Avira Guard found 3 malware programs (TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen) in the Temp folder. I told the Guard to delete these files. I ran a scan of the computer on Bitdefender and nothing showed up. The Zone Alarm on this computer won't allow me to update a few programs. The Zone Alarm on one of the other computers keeps losing it's ip addresses to network to the other computers. Are these problems related?

Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:49:02 PM, on 5/8/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
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A:Virus making Zone Alarm go crazy

Oh now I really messed it up. I uninstalled ZA with the intent to just re-install it again. Only when I went to reinstall it, it couldn't saying it needed true vector and that I should close it down and restart the installation. True vector wasn't among the system processes. I panicked and reverted the drive using system restore. There was only one point to restore to and that was at 6:30 this morning. I did and now it is on the endless search trying to get ZA to open. The cursor just keeps alternating between and arrow and an hour glass.

What can I do?

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Alright, so I'm on a budget, and I'm trying to make an affordable computer for 500 dollars. Here is what I plan to buy.

Internal
RAM

CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145539

I bought this because corsair is a trusted brand, and has good timings. I could of gotten the other one for 3 dollars cheaper, but this one has heat spreaders, which drew me in because it would help. I figure 1 GB is enough for now, and I'll buy new ones when needed.
Cost - $79.00 + Free Shipping = Subtotal -$79.00

Graphics Card

PNY VCG7300GXPB GeForce 7300GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814133172

Since this does happen to be a budget computer, I picked out an entry level graphics card. This graphics card can handle the games that I plan to play, since I don't plan to do any heavy duty gaming. It can handle Guild Wars, WoW, Vista, CS:S, and hopefully Spore. That means I'm all set. SLI Compatible, so I can boost it's performance.
Cost - $76.99 +$5.64 = $82.63 +$79.00 = $161.63 Power Supply Rosewill RP550V2-S-SL 550W SLI Ready-ATX 12V V2.01 Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817182031 This is a good 550watt power supply with a nice LED fan. Reviews say it's a nice quality, and Rosewill is a trusted brand. Cost -$59.99 + $8.02 =$68.01 + $161... Read more A:Making my first AM2 computer. No SLI wont slow down your GFX card, you dont know what your talking about also a 7300GT is slow to start so good luck with that. 22 more replies Answer Match 40.32% Hi, I bought a custom built desktop for just normal computing off of Craigslist. For 140$ I couldn't go wrong and he showed me everything worked. It worked for a month when I took it home but when I turned it on today it says "Reboot and select proper boot device." I checked online and it said just select the right place in the bios were window 7 is installed. I did that because the guy told it me it was on the floppy disk. I selected it and it still keeps giving me the same error. Please help because I am so fed up with this thing. Specs are
Motherboard: Asus M3N78-VM
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
HDD: 1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
320GB
(Sorry if the specs look weird I'm a computer noob)

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Hey all, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Im going to be making a new computer...
I am thinking of:

Motherboard with 800FSB
Either high 2.0 p4 processor, or a +3000 Athlon...
512 400mhz
128 vid card

I was thinking that would be a good start to the computer right?

Which is, not necessarily better, but more efficient for gaming: a p4, or an Athlon processor?

thanks ~n8

A:Making Computer

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Ok i am new to this. And i would like to make my own machine. I do know how to assemble the computer, i do not think that i should hawe any problems there, but i do not know what is new on the market. Regarding the paralel between the price and performance. I need a comp that will run VB.NET Studio (and similar programs C++ C# J embedded C ....), and CAD (Auto, Iron) Good grafical perfomance. Also i am interested in multy output video card (multiple monitors and S video out)
So please any advice or previous experience would be greatly appriciated.

Thank's :bounce:

A:making of a computer

Personally, I would go with intel's new dual core processors (nice cheap dual core) even though i bought an AMD for myself (for gaming). You can get some pretty cheap reliable mobo's from newegg or zipzoom, and get a good productivity/gaming pc for under 700 (or less if you cut accessories). Although if you don't want dual core, just go with a HT P4. Hope that helps.

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I have been thinking about making a decent laptop as a fun activity to pass the time.
I was hoping the good people of Seven forums could tell me where and what to get the best computer parts from at a decent price.
My budget is $300. Here are the specs of my preference: 2.00 Ghz processor. 150-200 Gigabyte internal hard drive (2.5 inch for laptops, right). 3-4 Gigabytes of RAM. 15 inch LCD display if possible. A decent video card at a good price. I'm counting on you tech experts. Thank you for your time! Please feel free to make any suggestions, tips on how to make a laptop are appreciated. A:Computer making help This sounds interesting.....but surely you can only refurbish a laptop, not build one from scratch?? 6 more replies Answer Match 40.32% Hi there installed W7 Enterprise on a netbook equipped with 4GB RAM. Before installing ANY updates / drivers etc I noticed that on W7 X-64 the computer showed 3.75GB of Ram was useable. On the X-86 version at the same stage of installation it showed that 2.75 GB of Ram was useable. Any Gurus out there -- why is x-86 saying to me it has less memory over than the X-64 system -- computer hasn't changed in the slightest -- this was immediately after install and before any hardware specific drivers etc were installed. Cheers jimbo A:same computer x-64 3.75GB Usable x-86 2.75GB useable 64 but version of windows can use 4gb or more of ram the 32 (86) bit version cannot. That is why you r seeing a big difference in allotted ram. 9 more replies Answer Match 40.32% Hi Guys - I'm new to this site and not very tech savvy or sure of which forum topic to post this under. If I'm not posting under the right topic please let me know which topic thread would be more suitable. I run Word 2007 on Windows 7. I recently had a virus hide all my documents and programs - the virus has been removed but it has changed things around. I cannot open the word documents I have stored in My Docs. All the icons next to the name of the word files are showing up as a little orange page - when I click on the file name, a Microsoft Office 2010 window comes up which says "The Microsoft Office Product needed to open this file is not installed on your computer". And then it has the invitation to purchase Office 2010. Does anyone know what's going on here with this and know how I can rectify this & change this back somehow so I can open & read these docs in Word 2007 again? I can open Word 2007 and make a new document and save it but if I go to open it again it has been converted into this other file with the orange page icon and I cannot open it. (I can open & save in wordpad - the wordpad doc can be saved in My Docs and it will reopen so I can read it again. Also my music, picture and video files all open ok.) Running: HP dv6 Notebook Pc Intel - i7 - 2630QM CPU @ 2.00Ghz 8GB ram - 64 bit operating system Windows 7 Home Premium thanks so much More replies Answer Match 39.9% Okay, so my dad's laptop managed to pick up some kind of virus, AntiSpyCheck, and now every time he starts up his laptop it starts a virus scan (it's obviously fake, just trying to con him into buying the so-called full product). After it pops up, he's got about a minute before the screen goes blank and he can't do anything save for turning the laptop off. He has important things on the hard drive so reformatting at this point is not really an option. He's been trying to close it using Task Manager but no such luck so far, he can't get it to shut down before the whole thing crashes. If you've had experience with the same virus you probably have a better idea of how to deal with it, or maybe you can explain how to get into safe mode and get rid of it from there? Any suggestions would be appreciated, really. Thanks! A:Fake Virus Scan Making Laptop Crash? There are instructions here for removal http://paulsiu.wordpress.com/2006/11...-installation/ but if you can manage to download this http://www.superantispyware.com/ then this should do it. 4 more replies Answer Match 39.9% Hey hope someone can help before I toss it out of the window. When you're scanning for virus with something like AVG the hard disk make a speficic sound, my hard disk is now making that sound all the freaking time, and it's driving me crazy! It has done it for a few days now and I can no longer just ignore that stupid sound Fragmentation level is 1% and 11% Is there any way to fix this or should I just buy a new hard disk? A:Harddisk making virus scanning sounds, all the time. 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It also seems to be running slower than normal lately (pages seem to freeze up for a few seconds especially when I'm browsing more than one internet page). I'm running AVG and Zone Alarm. Sorry if this seems vague but I'm not the most computer literate person. A:Computer making noise. 16 more replies Answer Match 39.9% iam looking for a softwear that i can design a computer desk .it could be a trial demo or something free .i tryed using ms paint dont like it . i want to try and build my own computer desk A:making computer desk 8 more replies Answer Match 39.9% Ok here it goes, I think something is going out in my computer. I think that it is either the hard drive or power supply. For about the last week every once in awhile the computer will make a noise like its not getting any power then power again. The best way to describe what is happening is to think of a big main frame computer and when you turn it on you can hear the energy being sucked out of the wires (know what I mean?). So yesterday I turned it off because it usually runs 24/7 and didn't want anything to happen, well tonight I turn it back on and it says that something is corrupt with the registery. Windows 98 was able to fix itself. Yeah i was amazed too. So for now my computer is working but should I back up my hard drive and buy a new one or do you think I should worry about that power supply? Oh and the specs of my computer is "400mhz amd, 128megs ram, 8gig ide drive" Thanks! A:Computer Is Making Noise! Hi It sounds like a noisy fan to me the best way to check is when it is making the noise find something you can put in the power supply fan to stop it and see if the noise stops, if so change the power supply also take the case off and when it's making the noise look at the cpu fan and see if that is spinning very fast or stuttering 2 more replies Answer Match 39.9% Hey it's my first time making a computer and I would like to double check if i got everything and if everything is compatable PROCESSOR: AMD Phenom II Quad-core 2.8GHz [189.00] MOTHERBOARD: ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD [78.99] Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM [49.99] HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JB 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB [35.99] VIDEO CARD: XFX HD-435X-YAH2 Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 [49.99] COMPUTER CASE: COOLER MASTER Centurion 541 RC-541-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel (STANDARD ATX POWER SUPPLY) [49.99] COMPUTER POWER: Thermaltake W0116RU 750W Complies [14.99] I am trying to making a gaming desktop computer, If you think I need something else or need to replace something or getting ripped off let me know A:First time making a computer Looks fine, except for hardly any more money you can get a much larger hard drive... Seagate, Western Digital, or Samsung. It won't really be a gamer. Double check the Power Supply... 750 Watts for$14.99 is just not right.

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I have some questions

My mobo crashed can I still use the parts? (processor,diskdrives,hardrive)

Also I am going to get a Gigabyte GA-7VT600P-RZ ATX AMD Mobo,PNY Verto Geforce FX 5500 128mb DDR AGP Graphics Card,And a AMD Duron 1.8ghz 266mhz FSB socket A processor

I already have a intel 2.7ghz processor but I don't know if I can use it.If I can will someone tell me which one is better so I know what type of mobo to get amd or intel.

A:Hi I'm new to the boards and making my first computer

To answer your first question: How did you crash your motherboard? If it experienced a lightning strike, you could try using the parts but it is unlikely that they will work. If you just screwed up the BIOS, then the parts should still be okay and ready for use.

For your second question: I personally prefer AMD because they are generally faster than the comparable Intel ones, though they do run pretty hot. From the two processors you just listed, the Pentium is the faster one, though you can't use it with the motherboard you listed.

Hope this helps!

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Since last night my computer has been making this really weird sound. Kind of like a revving sound. I'm not sure what it is. I have an eMachines computer and this has never happened to me before. Anyone had this experience before and may know whats up with it?

On a side note: I saw the stickied topic about eMachines PSU's, and yes I think I need a new one. My computer crashes (often), and some mild things, and some people and forums have told me to get a new PSU, so anyone know a good PSU brand to get? I'll probably buy one from TrigerDirect or NewEgg, just need to know a good brand.

A:Computer making odd noise

The PCs at the school do the revving thing but then stop 10 seconds later.

On the side note a good company PSU would be OCZ, Antec, Thermaltake, and Enermax. Those should do good. Make sure you get them from newegg.com. They are the best site to buy things from.

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My computer just started making beeps and then stops..
it makes short beeps for about 1 to 2 mins then stops then it will start again after some few minutes..
I have removed the RAm and placed it back but still it's making beeps after rebooting..
What might be the cause, any help would be appreciate....

A:Computer making beeps

From what you have describes, it sounds like the same issue I had with a PC last week. It turned out to be a bad video card. I was able to get it to boot once or twice by disconnecting everything including the power cable and then pressing the power button to clear the system's charge, then plugging in just the power cable and turning the system on. Once it started booting normally, I reconnected the monitor so I could see what was happening but as soon as it got past the Windows load screen, they screen went black. We resolved the issue by replacing the video card as we couldn't even get to Safe Mode (and have the keyboard/mouse work) to try reinstalling the drivers. Hope this helps!

Hallie

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