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# Spyware scanner that runs from centralized location

Q: Spyware scanner that runs from centralized location

I am looking for a program that I can install on a centralized server and run scans from single client machines. I am not aware of anything that will let me do this. I have about 300 machines and need something besides installing on 300 machines. I would like to hear all suggestions on ways to handle this task.

A: Spyware scanner that runs from centralized location

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I'm trying to solve a "slow computer" problem for a friend...The stand-alone version of AVG Anti-Spyware runs slowly on his machine and does not not scan smoothly, stalling a bit every 5 to 15 seconds. This happens even when running in safe mode. Occasionally the scanner will freeze right after I begin scanning, forcing me to do a cold reboot (ctrl-alt-dlt doesn't work).I have run other virus checkers and the system - 1.4 GHZ Gateway desktop, XP Pro SP2 - looks clean, but seems like it should run a bit faster than it is. Nothing unusual is running on startup or via processes, at least nothing I can see in msconfig. A recent "HijackThis" logfile doesn't appear to show anything malevolent.Another weird symtptom is that the Windows "chimes" sound is sometimes cut off when the PC boots up.What could be causing this? Thanks...Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Slow Pc... Anti-spyware Scanner Runs Slow And Stalls

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Hi White Knights, Good Guys and Gals,

My PC was attacked, likely through Internet Explorer today, since I haven't downloaded anything. The following are is the list of Malware that XP Security Center has notified:

=email-worm.win32.netsky.q
=rootkit.win32.agent.pp
=backdoor.win32.kbot.al
=net-worm.win32.mytob.t
=net-worm.win32.dipnet.d
=virus.win32.hala.a
=virus.win32.gpcode.ak

and Trojan Remover has identified
c:\windows\system32\vacinit.dll

and Mcafee
NTROSKRN... (rootkit trojan)

The program "Protection Systems" continues to pop up prompting me to buy along with random IExplorer bombs despite having removed it from programs. The system regularly freezes when I employ anti-malware programs.

I have attempted to use in normal and safe operating mode (Mcafee from safe command prompt)
=Mcafee VirusScan Enterprise (halts early in operation, Identifies NTROSKRN and 11 cookies)
=Stopzilla (Halts early in operation)
=Malwarebytes(fails to open even with changed name)
=Rooter Malware Finder (Eric_71) (operates results indeterminant)
=Trojan Remover (Runs. results indeterminant)

I am not in a good position to format the PC (in the wilderness).

Any advice what is preventing these malware programs from operating?

Thanks, and happy to repay the favor particularly if you like homebrew since PC wars arent my specialty!

Lookingtree

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Iamcomputer at 20:41:08.59 on Wed 07/15/2009... Read more

A:Unknown Attack Disables Malware Scanner/Antivirus/Spyware Scanner

It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.Please do not rename Combofix to other names, but only to the one indicated.Close any open browsers.Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
-----------------------------------------------------------Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
-----------------------------------------------------------Close any open browsers. WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it startsPlease d... Read more

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My father is running an HP C3180 PhotoSmart All-in-One on Windows XP (not SP2, I think). When he does a scan, it is visible in the Photosmart Express application, but nowhere else.

Does anyone know where files resulting from a scan by a C3180 on XP are stored? Or as what type of file? I can see a thumbnail of the images in PhotoSmart Express (misnamed in every respect), but I can't find the files themselves.

Sorry this is so vague, but I can't tell which HP application is actually running the scanner, or anything like that - and the documentation/support is hopeless.

A:HP C3180 scanner - scanned file location

Try looking thru the properties or options in the Photosmart program there should be an option that tells you not only where the downloads aree but the same place will allow you to change the download destination directory.

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i need a real time spyware scanner for free. I also need a virus scanner (realtime) avast, avg, or antivir? Does anybody have suggestions?

A:real time spyware spyware scanner? (free)

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I have 6 x Win7 PCs and a W2K3 server running on a network.
Is there a way to save bandwidth from my ISP by downloading MS updates to one location on the network and distributing to the other PCs?

Quote: Originally Posted by NoRulez

I have 6 x Win7 PCs and a W2K3 server running on a network.
Is there a way to save bandwidth from my ISP by downloading MS updates to one location on the network and distributing to the other PCs?

I think that perhaps Windows Server 2008 has this facility...

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Hey guys,

I hope i m posting in the correct thread, so my problem is that i m looking for some enterprise level network management tool, to centralize program updates for end user . The basic idea to roll out updates from a controlled environment for programs like mozilla, java updates, everything what the end user should update periodically, but without the problem of restarting and pausing their work on their pc. This would be for windows pc s . I know windows server has WSUS, to rollout windows updates, but i want to manage all updates.
Any ideas, about a product existing which could do this , be it payed or a free one ? ( i m guessing there s a slight chance for existing for free something of this caliber)

Thanks alot,
Steve

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Hey guys,

I hope i m posting in the correct thread, so my problem is that i m looking for some enterprise level network management tool, to centralize program updates for end user . The basic idea to roll out updates from a controlled environment for programs like mozilla, java updates, everything what the end user should update periodically, but without the problem of restarting and pausing their work on their pc. This would be for windows pc s . I know windows server has WSUS, to rollout windows updates, but i want to manage all updates.
Any ideas, about a product existing which could do this , be it payed or a free one ? ( i m guessing there s a slight chance for existing for free something of this caliber)

Thanks alot,
Steve

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Hi,

I'm contemplating configuring a Windows 7 system I have sitting here as a central virus scanner. I'm looking at two concurrent scenarios;

(2). Run scans across my server from the central machine

For (1) I can easily set all download programs like Free Download Manager, DAP, Getright or whatever to always save to a drive on the virus testing machine. Infected files would be sent to a quarantine folder, and clean files would be sent to a "clean" folder.

Likewise for (2) a scan of the map drives each night is easy to set up, though I need a list of files to ignore to prevent false positives.

A couple of questions though;

1. How to make Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome always save to the testing machine, and not to the local machine

2. Any recomendations on what software might offer the best security and flexibility (and I know there are litterally dozens out there, but I'm hoping some one who has worked in corporate environments who use similar virus techniques might have some valuable insights and experiences to share)

3. I'd like to have alerts sent to my machine if anything undesirable is detected.

The network configuruation is 7 Windows 7 client systems, 1 windows XP client and 1 XP system running as a server with coldfusion and IP camera software. These are connected to a gigabit DLink switch and then a netgear WNR3500 router. All cabling and systems support Cat6. All of the Windows 7 clients ... Read more

A:Centralized virus protection for home network

Theoretically yeah, in a way it's nice.

But there are couple of problems I can spot in first look:You are running different versions of Windows (ok, not really bad problem, but may cause some uncomfortability while configuring.
If I understand you right you want AV on only one PC and no security programs on other ones..... (it's a bit problem. Maybe you will be able to protect yourself from downloads and stuff like that. But you will still be vaulnurable to attacks like browser hijack, valnurabalities on java, flash, pdf reader, Buffer overflow and so on..... ). If you manage to configure all your Internet traffic to go through the central PC, then in my opinion it will affect your Internet speed on the PC that wants to et that data. (as it will have to go through central PC first and be scanned by your AV)
But if you want to install AV (client program on all your PCs, and server program on one of them) and be able to control all of them from thr one PC. It's different situation. Then you can buy enterprise version of almost any AV and be able to do this. (I think some home user versions give this option aswell)

But, I am not really professional and I have never really managed enterprise enviroment, so I may be mistaked. those were just my first thoughts.
So let me read more about situations like this, maybe I will be able to come up with solution when I know more about it

Till then consider those points...

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I have Spyware Doctor 5.1 installed. I want to COMPLETELY remove all traces of the program. An uninstall removes the files and some registry entries but the registration information still hangs around. If I reinstall SD5.1 the same registration info still exists. I have read the registration data is contained in registry values and/or hidden files. Does anybody know the registry key(s) or file(s) that need to be deleted to vanish the SD registration info from PC.

Thanks.

A:location of spyware doctor registration

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I had a popup in my toolbar saying I had to update my XP security, and could not get rid of it. I didn't even think it could be malware, but after some research online found out it was. Unfortunately, I did click on it and problems have been really bad ever since. I don't know what exactly, but got this result: not-a-virus: fraudtool.win32.xpsecuritycenter.ba

Since this time, I updated and ran ZA software to isolate the issue and remove it (or so I thought). My connection to IE is extremely slow (no other network issues however). Pages load in 45+ seconds if there is a new window. It seems fine when one window is used to go to another site (for instance if I have google open, then I type "www.techsupportforum.com" in the address bar, the speed is fine. However, if I follow a link to a new window, it takes a long time to load.

I hope this gives you a good enough description to help. I'm familiar with computers but never had something like this happen. Unfortunately, I know computers just enough to probably be dangerous...

DDS log:

DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Chris at 22:03:05.04 on Wed 11/12/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.518 [GMT -6:00]

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe

A:IE Runs Slow, Spyware or ??

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for the delay in response. If you haven't received help elsewhere already and still require assistance, please post a fresh DDS.txt as it has been a while since you posted.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you in three days this thread will be closed.

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

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

A few questions you should answer:
You have a single "Home PC", not a "Home Server" with multiple client PC's, correct?
Do more than one person need to use this single PC at the same time?
Are there any restrictions for some users such as children, or does everybody have Administrator authority?
Are you looking for a free solution, or are you willing to pay $? Are you willing and capable to put in whatever time and effort is needed to accomplish all this. MS Office Outlook email client can do a lot of what you want, but it is not free. Windows Live Mail and Thunderbird are free, but have fewer features and capability. Some of this might be done with Windows security and permissions, depending on how you are using User accounts and storing data. You may be able to find a Business or Individual in your area that specializes in Home Automation that can help you, but it will not be free. I hope I'm wrong and someone knows of a package like you want, but I believe if such a software package exists, it would be well known and used by a LOT of people, including me. Hope this helps, David 4 more replies Answer Match 47.88% Apart from the handle to the events, is there any other reporting mechanism built into latest EMET tool. Want to aggregate all information(reports) to a central console. What is ERS? Is it some kind of dashboard provided by Microsoft? More replies Answer Match 47.88% (I hope this post is in the right place. If not, I apologize.) Hi everyone, I'm having some problems with my Windows XP SP3 desktop computer after a crash a few weeks ago. I took the computer in and had it repaired (the people said they did a repair installation of windows, which I had tried myself and failed). After a little tweaking, it seems to be back to normal except for two things: my webcam and my scanner needed to be re-installed, only re-installing them gave me the message "There was a problem when installing your new hardware. Your new hardware might not work properly" and now my webcam program (bundled with the webcam) "amcap" and my scanner program "Scanwizard" both say that I don't have the respective hardware attached to my computer when I try and run them. I have tried uninstalling the hardware and restarting then re-installing them and have had no success. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, and I would greatly appreciate some advice and/or technical help. Thanks in advance, Jomon A:Imaging hardware centralized driver code 39 after Windows XP repair install The repair install might not have been the right thing to do. You may be dealing with partial drivers left-overs... You might try using a "driver cleaner" and see if to can remove these partial drivers 3 more replies Answer Match 47.88% Over the past several years I have had really nasty spyware issues on friends computers. I came across a small applicaiton that a guy writes and updates that will reboot your machine and actually scan before windows even starts. the software is EXCELLENT and has worked for me every time on the nastiest of nasties. Every time I use it I swear that I am going to write it down somewhere I will remember, well here I am. I do rembember writing it down, but cant remember where. I always have stumbled onto it while surfing looking for something specific. I cant for the life of me find it this time Any idea? A:Looking for AV/Spyware software that runs at bootup combofix was it. Found it on this site, just had to dig a little deeper 2 more replies Answer Match 47.46% My computer has been processing everything much slower during the past few months and during the past two weeks, the problem has become unbearable. I suspect that spyware is the problem. Until yesterday, it was taking 1-2 minutes to start up applications such as MS Outlook, Internet using Firefox or Internet Explorer, MS Word and MS Excel. Once these applications are open, it takes an excessive amount of time to complete the simplest operations. Months ago the computer was operating much faster. I am running Windows XP operating system and have the following anti-spyware programs: Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot Search & Destroy, CWShredder and Spyware Doctor. Also running Norton Internet Security 2006 for anti-virus. I have completed all five steps prior to running HiJackThis program. While running the anti-spyware in Safe Mode, three or four spyware items were found, including two Trojans. Since they were deleted yesterday, my computer?s speed has increased, but still is much slower than it operated a few months ago. Please provide assistance to eliminate the spyware and viruses as well as suggestions to prevent this from occurring in the future. Attached is the output from HiJackThis. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 2:13:42 PM, on 7/16/2006 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more A:Computer Runs Slow - Spyware Problem? Welcome to TSF. You might have too many programs running there causing the slowdown. Also for Spyware Doctor and SpywareDetector, did you buy those yet? If you bought both already, disable one of them from starting up. If you didn't buy either of them yet, uninstall both of them. Let's try disabling some other programs from startup to see if it helps: Before you do anything else, create a folder for HijackThis and put it in a permanent folder (like C:\HJT) instead of the Temp folder. This is required because HijackThis will create backups and we don't want them to be deleted. Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one: O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe" O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE Restart and see if it's any better now. 19 more replies Answer Match 47.46% Slow PC and crashes occasionally. Tried normal maintenance, but crashes or jams on run of suggested spyware, adware, virus programs.Help please?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:00:51 AM, on 9/23/2008Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperWorkstation\DKService.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\hpzipm12.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files... Read more A:Crashing Or Jamming On Spyware, Adware, Runs... to BleepingComputer.comI want to apologise that it has taken so long to get back to you. We on the HJT Team are working as fast as possible to get your log answered.If you do not still need help, please let me know, so that I can move on to other users who still need help.Please take note of the following:While a HJT Team member is working with you, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .If you would still like help, please follow the instructions below:We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.Save it to your d... Read more 32 more replies Answer Match 47.46% Hello, I recently cleaned a computer using Symantec Anti-Virus and Windows Defender but the computer is running very slow. The slowness is mostly when opening Internet Explorer and when entering into windows on startup. I have run HJT and pasted the log file below. Any assistance in fixing this would be helpful. Thanks ahead of time!! Fred Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 8:37:55 AM, on 10/17/2006 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\ISSVC.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe c:\Toshiba\Ivp\Swupda... Read more A:computer runs slow after cleaning spyware 13 more replies Answer Match 47.46% So far I haven't seen anything bad happen as a result of it yet but when I came back to my computer I found the work offline message on the screen. I canceled it and then decided to look throught the computer and found three prefetchs that were not there before they were CMD.exe MSNI.EXE and XVFPVRD.COM I then checked the system32 folder and found three files had been added. I could find two of the three based on modifed dates but not the last one. The files were Lovefly.dll and smart.dll they both are listed as some FrameBuffer display driver. When I tried to delete them It stopped me saying they were in use. I ran ad aware but that didn't help and then ran spybot. After running spybot it found 3 registry files called W32.agent.pz or something like that. The problem is the scan wont finish it will get halfway through and will then say error checking and stop.I never had this problem before and no matter how many times I retried it would always stop at some random place. I just updated it now so if this is the result of some new update glitch could I just reinstall it and just not download whatever update causes it. Even though it doesn't finish I was able to remove the three entries shown I then looked up the virus and found instructions on running something called sdfix so I ran that and it didn't change anything. So I went into safe mode tried spybot again and it failed then went and tried to delete the two dlls I had found. I was able to delete Lovefl... Read more More replies Answer Match 47.04% (win xp) I'm looking for a spyware scanner similar to the OLD ad-aware, that just scans and does NOT keep running. Which programs could I use? with these properties: -light program -scan only -free to use A:spyware scanner? 6 more replies Answer Match 47.04% Hi, first time here, I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. 32 and 64 bit. I have Norton security suite that comes with my Comcast subscription. I scan pretty frequently and I also use CCleaner which works great. I am not having any problems with my computer right now but I have in the past. Something not only got past Norton it also was able to disable Norton. I got it going again fairly quickly but my computer wasn't the same. I did a complete restore and it has been fine. For some reason I still feel like there is something going on in my computer which there may not be. I've noticed some files that looked suspiscious but I can never know for sure so I won't change anything. One time I noticed 3 extra users and I was sure I was infected until I found out Nvidia adds these for updating. My question is that when I was looking at the files in my registry, I clicked on internet settings then zone and the list expanded to about a page and a half of files with names having to do with sex and porn. They all had the arrow to open a sub folder with on every one was www. I ran Norton and superspyware and a search. Nothing is detecting these files. Any suggestions? Thanks, Ron A:spyware scanner Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so. We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text. Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything. Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go. A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Butt... Read more 28 more replies Answer Match 47.04% Hi, I have Winxp, sometimes a program that I do not recognize nor find runs on the tool bar, I'm suspecting its spyware or something, I have Norton but it does not find anything, what can I do to try and find and remove it? thanks for any help...regards, Dano A:Solved: Getting a program that runs sometimes, I'm suspecting spyware, how can I remove it? 15 more replies Answer Match 46.62% Greetings:I am somewhat new to this. I have always been able to solve the few problems I have with AdAware or Spybot. This time though, I am stumped. I installed HiJackThis and have looked through it to the best of my knowledge, but can't find anything. It seems like it all started when I accidently installed YourSiteBar. I have used their removel program but I still get popups. Here is my HiJack log. Any help would be most appreciated.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:16:15 PM, on 10/26/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RioMSC.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exeC:\Program ... Read more A:Help ... No Spyware Scanner Has Helped Me! Sorry for the delay. If you still need help with your log please post a brand new HJT log as a reply to this topic and I will help you clean it up as necessary. 1 more replies Answer Match 46.62% Has anyone used the online scanner at Spywareinfo.com? here I'm looking for an online scanner that can be truested (to compliment Antivirus.com) Thanks A:Online Spyware Scanner Hi, Guy! I haven't used the application, but I do trust x-block. I also don't think that Mike Healen would get involved in anything second-rate. The reason that I haven't introduced the service here is that I think recommending it is akin to "giving a man a fish". When folks download Ad-aware, or Spybot, or both, set the configurations and run their scans, they have now been taught to do that properly. They can do it over and over again, weekly, we hope, with the only "outside" support being updates. Also, with Spybot Free set to immunize or Ad-aware 7.0, they get some actual protection. A ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 1 more replies Answer Match 46.62% Is this a good program? And should it stay, or should I just get Spywareblastar, and Spy_bot S&D? Thank You A:Bazooka Spyware Scanner? I had never heard of Bazooka before, but it looks nice. Spybot Search & Destroy detects a lot more spyware though, I wouldn't get rid of it for Bazooka. 3 more replies Answer Match 46.62% i have done a bunch of cleaning on this computer for someone and have managed to get it back online... but just need someone to glance at the hjt for me.. thanks Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 500 PM, on 2/15/2008 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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe C:\Program Files\Athan\Athan.exe C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Shared Files\Programs\USBTip\USBTip.exe C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1131078266\ee\aolsoftware.exe c:\program files\common files\aol\1131078266\ee\services\antiSpywareApp\ver2_0_32_1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe c:\program files\common files\aol\1131078266\ee\aolsoftware.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe C:... Read more A:hjt log, keep on getting spyware scanner popup thanks moving back up... soproc.exe error on startup,,, and ie opens up with fake virus scanner... 1 more replies Answer Match 46.2% Hi, please help, been getting popups for free spyware scanners, did a bitdefender scan and it managed to move 5 virus infected files, but I still get popups from 'myprivacyguard' and 'Adwareremover2007'. Bitfender also detected and blocked Trojan.Agent.BHO.N, Trojan.Agent.ABSG, Trojan.Downloader.Agent.YNQ, Adware.Agent.NAV, Trojan.Downloader.Agent.YNU in the file http://www.thenetworkcom.com/fast-update/upd_cb.zip, how can this file be removed?This is my Trendmicro HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 17:44:44, on 28/10/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurit... Read more A:Popups For Free Spyware Scanner cl0ud,Welcome to the forum, you have multiple infections on this system. Lets do a few things.Download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post the Combofix log and a HiJackthis log in your next replyNote: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stallOpen HijackThis > Do a System Scan Only, close your browser and all open windows including this one, the only program or window you should have open is HijackThis, check the following entries and click on Fix Checked.Some of these may be goneR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://softwarereferral.com/jump.php?wmid=...6Ojg5&lid=2R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =O2 - BHO: MSVPS System - {6EB10F79-5E53-4F76-B146-409EFCDCB957} - C:\WINDOWS\movctrlfqd.dll (file missing)O3 - Toolbar: The nssfrch - {DF0ACE0C-4A3F-4A1F-8676-BA16DEB23C70} - C:\WINDOWS\nssfrch.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXEO21 - SSODL: bxsbang - {7C244A7A-44CC-4104-8133-40430C7AF562} - C:\WINDOWS\bxsbang.dllO21 - SSODL: ocgrep - {598370DE-4746-4951-B4F6-85459895E243} - C:\WINDOWS\ocgrep.dll (file missing)We need to make sure all hidden files are showing :Click Start.Op... Read more 2 more replies Answer Match 46.2% I am wondering if there is any free (good) portable anti-spyware scanner because i want to make sure that my normal scanners are doing their job, and I don't feel like installing anything extra. I am using windows vista. More replies Answer Match 46.2% What is the best and free spyware and virus scanners for Windows XP? A:Best Free Virus and Spyware scanner? 10 more replies Answer Match 46.2% IE pops up with "this page cannot be displayed" or just fake "you're computer may be infected" type messages... Then AVG pops up saying "threat detected"... When I run AVG or MalwareBytes, I get nothing... I just want to know how to make it stop More replies Answer Match 46.2% Well, I was scanning my computer with Panda's ActiveScan, and I've been found with over 2,000 spyware. Yes, I've found 30 before, or 130 before, but over 2,000....it seems a bit much. (And this is after having used CleanUp!) I did what (I assume) I should, ran HijackThis, and here's my results. Thanks in advance for the help. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 0421:12, on 23.02.06 Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106) 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\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\PmProxy.exe C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\TPWRTRAY.EXE C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\EZSP_PX.EXE C:\Program Fi... Read more A:Solved: Over a Thousand Spyware, Says My Scanner 15 more replies Answer Match 46.2% Folks,I have been trying off and on for 2 weeks to clean this machine. It is my brother in laws computer and used by his kids to play many on-line games. It came to me with a BSOD which I recovered from by removing Antivirus XP malware using Malwarebytes Anti malware. I subsequently cleaned about 30 infections off the machine. I have scanned it with AVG Free, Malwarebites, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, House call and Bit defender (online). Still It has a browser highjacker in both Firefox and IE v8. I am getting repeated virus alerts from AVG concerning iastor.sys and one concerning kxdiypod.sys. I have tried to replace iastor.sys by renaming it and copying a new version. Every time I mess with it, I get another AVG alert and it replicates itself. Please help!DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Michele at 17:54:04.18 on Sat 04/24/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.202 [GMT -4:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) Copyright Information 0============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\... Read more A:Exploit Rogue Spyware scanner Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more 17 more replies Answer Match 46.2% Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 8:09:42 AM, on 7/22/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\tavsvc.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\Components\tmproxy.exe C:\WINDOWS\ehome\mcrdsvc.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\tavui.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.e... Read more More replies Answer Match 46.2% Does anyone know of a good program, ( freeware ) for the above mentioned? chuck A:Spyware, Malware Scanner, Cleaner. Hi chuck, there's a few choices to consider.... MalwareBytes https://www.malwarebytes.org/ SuperAntispyware: http://www.superantispyware.com/ AdwCleaner: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ 2 more replies Answer Match 46.2% I still can't get rid of that annoying raze spyware desktop. The windows system I run is XP. I tried running the ewido program following all the instructions on this site, and still I can't get rid of the raze spyware desktop. The desktop is a red background with a flashing black pop-up. If you have any new ideas or info on a new way to get rid of this, please e.m. me at my address. Thanks for your time. A:I tried the ewido scanner, still can't get rid of raze spyware 11 more replies Answer Match 46.2% What's a good free spyware scanner that comes , already dowloaded with a certain amount of basic definitions already on it?. Kind of like what Avast does for antivirus. The reason I ask is that I have a friend that can't get online with her NetZero dialup and I want to eliminate the problem being related to spyware. In other words, I want a scanner that doesn't need to be updated right anyway and just might find something. By the way...could a virus or malware stop someone from connecting on a dialup connection? When I use the Netzero software it connects briefly to the internet but then the modem shuts down. I don't think it's a modem problem either because I queried the modem just fine and was actually able to connect with a connection I made myself from the new connection option in Windows 2000. However I could not get anything to come up on IE. I also could not get online by using the Internet Connection Wizard. The one that connects you, using an 800 number. It also was cut off by the modem. More replies Answer Match 45.36% Hi, I have pro system scanner and spyware remover 2009 on my system. I have run Super anti spyware and Malwarebyte's anti malware. They did remove a trojan at one point but the infection continues. I'm on a pc with xp pro sp2. Please help. Thank You sotasteve A:pro system scanner and spyware remover 2009 Let's run another pass with MBAM, update itPlease 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. If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.34) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will... Read more 9 more replies Answer Match 45.36% Hello, I have a problem with some spyware that got installed by my younger sibling on the family desktop. I was able to get rid of some of it but i still have the adware icon in the taskbar popping up. The files that were a problem were part of the netproject spyware...i think i was able to get rid of the files that were being active which were the scit.exe and scm.exe files. The icon that's left in the taskbar is pretty much neutral right now cuz i disabled and deleted IE, but it's still annoying and im pretty sure there's still something in it. Thanks in advance and i really appreciate the help. Here is the HijackThis log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 5:32:49 PM, on 2/16/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version! 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:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 942\dlbubmgr.exe C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 942\dlbubmon.exe C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5400 Series\lxctmon.exe C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5400 Series\ezprint.exe C:\Program Files\Commo... Read more A:Please Help...spyware scanner trojan is slowing my computer Welcome to TSG Please download SmitfraudFix to your Desktop. Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present). Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply. Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user. http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm 1 more replies Answer Match 45.36% I recieved a threat alert on my AVG 8.0 that I had something called Exploit Rogue Spyware Scanner type 621. I ran the AVG Scan and it showed nothing. I ran Adaware and all it found were some tracking cookies. I started getting redirected when browsing with internet explorer and I down loaded Mozilla because the pop ups and redirects became so bad I couldn't use My Internet Explorer to get to any place for help... This is My HighJackThis Log.... I do not know why all My AVG Scans come back that everything is fine. Please can You Help me... I have No Idea What this is. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 9:26:49 PM, on 3/21/2009 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (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 C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpe... Read more More replies Answer Match 45.36% My stepson's computer, running W2K SP4, is infected with something that keeps popping up malware alerts and IE or firefox windows. Right now, for example, on my screen I have a security warning about Trojan.W32.Looksky, a dialog box asking me to click OK to start SecurePCCLeaner, an IE window offering to download Trojan&Spyware scanner, another IE window also offering securePCCLeaner, and a firefox tab offering a download called "privacyprotector". The computer is almost unusable. Any help is appreciated. Thanks Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 8:15:48 PM, on 9/11/2007 Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106) Running processes: C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~3\PcCtlCom.exe C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~3\Tmntsrv.exe C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~3\TmPfw.exe C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~3\tmproxy.exe C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE C:\WINNT\SOUNDMAN.EXE C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~3\PcScnSrv.exe C:\Program Files\X3watch\x3watch.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet... Read more A:Solved: Trojan&Spyware scanner - popups 11 more replies Answer Match 45.36% Hello, I am having a problem within my Window7 OS. I removed a "Java solace k" virus in 06/2010 but am still having issues with redirects from my browser and fake security scanners telling me of a security breach within my system. Any assitance would be greatly appreciated. buhdabless A:malware/spyware and fake security scanner Hello please try this approach.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop. Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 Link 4 Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how. Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator) A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed. If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware pro... Read more 5 more replies Answer Match 45.36% alright so out of no where today my computer is infected with the "you need to download this program to protect your computer from viruses, spyware, etc." crap. i have been working at it for the past hour and cant seem to find out why it wont let me run any sort of removal programs. i went into my registry deleted the the files there, deleted all the temp files, and it still wont budge. i need some help here, im researching into it, but any help here is definatley appreciated. -chris extra information : backdoor.win32.kbot.al - keeps popping up and others like it A:every sort of spyware scanner refuses to open! Try scanning with this:http://www.free-av.com/en/products/12/avir...cue_system.html 16 more replies Answer Match 45.36% My son downloaded some videos on how to fix his car from You Tube and since then my laptop has been getting worse and worse. I ran Sammsoft ARO and Malware. I have since taken both off my computer thinking that might help. I have AVG, but it comes up with nothing when I scan. I keep getting the threat alert scaneriche.cz.cc/scan/dim_sp2/free as the file name and Exploit Rogue Spyware Scanner (type 140) as the Threat name. I found a post about rkill on a random site and downloaded rkill, but every time I try to run it my computer goes to blue screen with a loooong message and then reboots automatically. When I try to use the internet, I am directed to different sites that I don't want. Help!! A:Exploit rogue Spyware Scanner (type 140) Hello kathym and welcome to BC. We're so sorry about the delay, do you still need help? 4 more replies Answer Match 45.36% My Computer is: Lenovo Thinkpad 6460-7EU Windows XP Pro SP 2 (5.1.2600.2765) All Updates and Optional Updates Applied 3GB RAM 83GB Free Space on HD (56%) Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2.00 Ghz Symantec Corporate Antivirus 10.0.0.359 (with updates through 22 Apr 2008) Windows Defender (updated) Microsoft Malicious Recovery Tool (March 2008) I have a corporate laptop that had the following symptoms: 1. A link to Viruswebprotect.com kept poping up to initiate a scan 2. "error cleaner" kept popping up 3. "privacy protector" kept popping up 4. "Spyware&Malware Protection" kept popping up 5. A Task Tray icon for "trusted anti-vrus" was present I found a previous post regarding these exact same symptoms, so instead of posting my initial findings I went ahead with the cleanup, but found even more than the original poster afterwards. The other viruses were Symantec Defined as "Trojan.Vundo" and "downloader.Zlon!gen.2". After around 12 hours of cleaning I think I have repaired the problem fully and would like to post my HiJackThis Log for your expert opinion: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 7:36:26 AM, on 4/22/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640) 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\ibmpmsvc.exe C:\W... Read more A:viruswwebprotect plus other popup spyware scanner stuff Here is my combofix log: ComboFix 08-04-22.5 - User1 2008-04-23 9:57:28.1 - NTFSx86 Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2060 [GMT -4:00] Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Desktop\ComboFix.exe * Created a new restore point WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !! . ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) . C:\Documents and Settings\User1\g2mdlhlpx.exe C:\WINDOWS\cookies.ini C:\WINDOWS\rs.txt C:\WINDOWS\rtqmekwg.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\khfCTmnL.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32\LnmTCfhk.ini C:\WINDOWS\system32\LnmTCfhk.ini2 C:\WINDOWS\system32\oacqcncs.ini C:\WINDOWS\system32\qoMFurop.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32\scncqcao.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32\uxdfpmto.dll . ((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-03-23 to 2008-04-23 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) . 2008-04-22 07:52 . 2008-04-22 07:52 21,361 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\AegisP.sys 2008-04-22 07:52 . 2008-04-22 07:52 21,361 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\AegisP.sys 2008-04-22 07:52 . 2008-04-22 07:52 13,984 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\AegisP.inf 2008-04-22 07:52 . 2008-04-22 07:52 10,640 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\AegisP.cat 2008-04-22 07:49 . 2008-04-22 07:49 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Intel 2008-04-22 07:49 . 2008-04-22 07:49 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Intel 2008-04-22 07:49 . 2008-04-22 07:49 <DIR> d... Read more 1 more replies Answer Match 45.36% Referred here from: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/206430/pro-system-scanner-and-spyware-remover-2009/ ~ OBI was referred to this forum by DaChew from the Am I Infected forum. I'm running windows xp pro sp2. The pro system scanner and spyware remover 2009 are popping up frequently and being very invasive, sometimes locking my computer. Here are the required logs. Thank you for your help. DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Steve at 15:04:38.03 on Fri 02/27/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1918.1457 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Washer\WasherSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\system32\userinit.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS.0\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\ImagePrint\spool\mux\muxd.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S5I0O2.EXEC:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital... Read more A:pro system scanner and spyware remover 2009 Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for p... Read more 2 more replies Answer Match 45.36% I've recently acquired the false Zinaps malware "remover," and i'm trying to get rid of it. I've reasd that its really recent, so my previous scanners probably will not do the job. Could I get some help? The lower task bar "notifies" me constantly with a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. It reads "Windows has detected spyware infection. It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you." By the way, this is Windows XP Also, my computer's been excruciatingly slow recently (even before Zinaps), so if you could help me take care of those too? A:Zinaps rogue spyware scanner 7.0 removal Here's the HiJackThis log Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA) Scan saved at 3:21:54 PM, on 6/1/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) 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\spoolsv.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\VMware Virtual Image Editing\vmount2.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnat.exe C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\vmware-authd.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\PRISMSVR.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnetdhcp.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\hqtray.exe C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE C:\P... Read more 1 more replies Answer Match 45.36% Hi i have Norton Antivirus on my laptop im looking for a spyware scanner like spybot witch one is good and compatible with windows vista thanks A:Solved: A Good Free Spyware Scanner 8 more replies Answer Match 45.36% I'm infected with a Fake spyware scanner by the name of Zinaps 7. Can you help me get rid of it? Thanks. A:Help me delete Zinaps 7 rogue spyware scanner Welcome to TSG Please click Here to download HijackThis to your desktop. Click the Download button. When the Trend Micro HJT install box appears, double click on the HJTInstall.exe. Click on Install. It will be installed by default here: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis A shortcut to the application will also be placed on your Desktop. The program will open automatically after installation. You can double-click the icon that was placed on the Desktop to run subsequent HijackThis scans or you can use the icon inside the folder. The folder HijackThis is where you will find the HJT logs that you save. When you use the application to remove anything, you will also find the backup copies made by HJT inside this folder. Close all other windows except HijackThis. Click on "Do a system scan and save logfile" When the log pops up in Notepad, copy and paste that file back here. Do NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required. 1 more replies Answer Match 45.36% I run Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite. Never had any problems. I also run Spyware guard. No problems there either. On a weekly basis I run, Spybot, Adaware, Hijack This, and A2 Squared. Once a month I do a Trend-Micro online scan. My computer stays clean. Right now I can run Zone Alarm and/or Spyware Guard active protection and I can do anything I want on my computer, Internet, online games, emails, word processing, anything. As soon as I run any of the mentioned scanners, they make it haft way through and my computer shuts itself down. It powers itself off. The only thing that is different about the computer is that Dec. 26th I added a router to my desk top for my kids laptops and a USB hub 2.0. All works fine. This problem started on Dec. 27th. My computer will run fine night and day, but soon as I run a scanner, it powers down If this isn't where I should post this question please tell me where it is better suited Thanks A:antivirus and spyware scanner shut down computer 6 more replies Answer Match 44.94% Hello, i suspect this all happened a few days ago when a friend attempted cracking a software program for me. Which he did do, but I see I am paying for it. The day it was cracked AVG detected a trojan downloader, I don't remember the name since i dismissed it.(Had gotten them before with no problem.) But I still ran avg scans in normal and safe mode and deleted all files it showed as a threat. About 4 days later after no problem my computer started acting sluggish all of a sudden, the next day AVG detected a new threat "Exploit Spyware Scanner" through the web alert I believe it was and told me the infected file and process was IEXPLORE.EXE, which was odd since I had deleted internet explorer a long time ago. I finally found it in program files and attempted to delete it but it wouldnt let me. The files I was able to delete from the IEXPLORE.EXE folder would come back the second I deleted them so I gave up and started looking for help. Around this time I started getting popups mostly spyware/adware removal related while firefox was inactive. The site I went to suggested running SuperAntiSpyware removal program, so I did. Out of 50 minutes of scanning it has found these problems: Adware.Vundo/Variant-PrintDlgExW 9 files Adware.Vundo/Variant 2 files Trojan.Downloader-NewJuan/VM 2 files Adware.Hotbar/ShopperReports(low risk) 24 files Adware.Zango/Shopping Report 137 files Adware.Vundo Vairant 7 files Trojan.Vundo-Variant/NextGen-Six 4 files Trojan Vundo Variant... Read more A:Exploit Spyware Scanner/Vundo & Trojan infection Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. Please download Trend Micro - HijackThis. Do a new scan with Trend Micro - HijackThis and post it in your next reply. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instructed to do so! Let me know if any of the links do not work or if any of the tools do not work. Tell me about problems or symptoms that occur during the fix. Do not run any other programs or open any other windows while doing a fix. Ask any questions that you ... Read more 2 more replies Answer Match 44.94% Hi, today I decided to try ZoneAlarm's free firewall. Before I could download it, the website strongly recommended I run they're "free" online spyware scanner. I did so, and this is what it spit out: Blackbox - Keystroke Logger GUID - {0863A990-95FD-11D1-B777-00001C1AD1F8} File Name - C:\Program Files\Tecnomatix\Common\DWSBC36.OCX RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0863A990-95FD-11D1-B777-00001C1AD1F8} GUID - {3BD2C94F-049E-11D1-B66A-00001C1AD1F8} RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3BD2C94F-049E-11D1-B66A-00001C1AD1F8} GUID - {5B238A07-94F7-11D1-B776-00001C1AD1F8} RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5B238A07-94F7-11D1-B776-00001C1AD1F8} GUID - {679C8412-93B8-11D1-B773-00001C1AD1F8} RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{679C8412-93B8-11D1-B773-00001C1AD1F8} ProgID - Dwsbc36.Subclass.6 GUID - {7F5E3525-F816-11D0-B64C-00001C1AD1F8} RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7F5E3525-F816-11D0-B64C-00001C1AD1F8} Desaware Spyworks - Hacker Tool GUID - {2C704DBB-9C46-11D1-B784-00001C1AD1F8} File Name - C:\Program Files\Tecnomatix\Common\DWSHK36.OCX RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2C704DBB-9C46-11D1-B784-00001C1AD1F8} GUID - {2C704DBC-9C46-11D1-B784-00001C1AD1F8} RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2C704DBC-9C46-11D1-B784-00001C1AD1F8} GUID - {2C704DBD-9C46-11D1-B784-00001C1AD1F8} RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2C704DBD-9C46-11D1-B784-00001C1AD1F8} ProgID - dwshk36.WinHook.6 GUID - {389B19B9-... Read more More replies Answer Match 44.52% Have tried to delete this but have been unable to. Tried to delete with change or remove programs, and through searching files. have run many spyware scanners, have got norton antivirus, adaware, spy doctor, run house call and a few others. none have got rid of it.Popup message coming up at bottom right hand side of screen, blinks between a cross and question mark when the message is not there. Message reads 'System Alert - System has detected a number of active spyware applications that may impact on the performance of your computer . Click the icon to get rid of unwanted spyware by downloading an up-to-date antispyware solution.'Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:02:58 PM, on 6/14/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC... Read more A:Annoying Safety Alert - Sends Me To Spycrush.com (spyware Scanner) Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum adar Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri), to your desktop.Double click on Smitfraudfix.cmdSelect option 1 ? Search, by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).Please copy and paste the content of that report into your next reply.*IMPORTANT* Do NOT run any other options until you are asked to do so!***************************Please download Combofix and save to your desktop:http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/Beta/ComboFix.exeNote: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/hang. Also post a new Hijackthis log please. 2 more replies Answer Match 44.52% DDS does work on Vista 64bit so i have to use Hijackthis. Anyways AVG detected after I clicked a link by mistake while googling. Avg hasn't detected it before this happened and hasn't since. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 12:53:54 PM, on 3/19/2009 Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\DVD\DVDAgent.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\Media\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...vilion&pf=cnnb R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896 R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...vilion&pf=cnnb R1 - HKLM\Software\Micr... Read more A:AVG just detected: exploit rogue spyware scanner (type 621). Vista 64 bit Hello and Welcome to TSF. We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool. 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 start a new thread in our Virus/Trojan/Spyware forum along with the required logs 1 more replies Answer Match 44.1% Hi everyone! Trying to help a friend out with his laptop and my meagre knowledge has fallen flat so have come to the forum to ask for help! Can anyone tell me what the best "Free" Open Source downloads are to detect and destroy/remove Trojans/Virus's/Worms/Syware etc? As this would be of great help to not only myself and my immediate friend but, by word of mouth, a larger safer community. Many thanks in advance for all those that can Help! A:What's the best "Free" Scanner/Removal Tools for Trojans/Virus's/Worms/Spyware etc? Hello.I have found this links a few hours ago while trying to solve some silly problems. I find them rather comprehensive and think it'll suit what you are looking for, though they are from the same web.This link shows you your choices using free software available.http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Free-Antivi...ftware-t38.htmlSome tips from the same web:http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/index.php?a...;page=How_did_I 5 more replies Answer Match 44.1% I have been battling trying to fix my computer for the past four days. It started with my computer just restarting and then a blue screen would come up and it would automatically restart. After I would re boot I started to get these things popping up at the bottom of the screen saying my computer was infected and total security was start running itself. I didn't buy it and quickly began to search the web and see what it actually was. Sure enough it was a virus so I came to this website to see what I needed to do. I downloaded that Malware thing and it would load. I tried to rename it didn't work. oh yeah I also tried to do a system restore and it will not let me it is locked saying call my administrator. When I am regular mode I try to press cont alt del and the task manager doesn't pop up. It only allows the task manager to come up on safe mode under administrator. I have downloaded plenty of antivirus scanners. My mcafee isn't working, tried norton not working, pc tools, spyhunter. Some will actually load and scan and when it is like 75% done scanning it just disappears. I've deleted some of those long numbers like 12141123(stuff like that) under system 32 and now I am not getting total security to pop up but antivirus pro 2010 and microsoft phising... I have tried manually deleting things but that is too confusing and quite frankly I don't want to delete something that doesn't need to be. I hope someone can help me. I tried to avoid doing this, but seems like this is my la... Read more A:Malware/Spyware/ EVERYTHING Virus.. Scanner doesn't complete the scan... Just disappears Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more 14 more replies Answer Match 42.42% For some time my wife's computer has been running real slow - i recently bumped memory up to 3/4 gig, and it did not help much. Before and after i get 'insufficient system resources' and/or 'microsoft is re-allocating ??? memory (is the word virtual?) i have tried 5 steps - but dss hangs and quits (tell microsoft?) at orafter 'clear temps'. I cleared temps with disk cleaner (microsoft system tools), and ran hijack this without dss. (did not try dss after disk cleaner) in this email i am putting hijack log first and then panda log - should i have appended panda log? not clear to me from 5 steps. I appreciate you all out there! thanks: rick berry Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 6:10:53 PM, on 7/22/2007 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1122752349\ee\services\safetyCore\ver210_5_4_1\aolavupd.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BT... Read more A:pc runs slow - "insufficient resources" spyware 112 per pandascan Hello and welcome to TSF. I apologize for the delay in responding to your log. I recommend you Subscribe to this thread so you are notified of any replies via email. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe. Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop . Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows. Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts. When the scan is complete, two text files will open - minimised > extra.txt and maximised > main.txt. Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt back in this thread (do not attach it). Please attach extra.txt to your post. To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt Click Upload. 1 more replies Answer Match 42.42% OK, I've googled and searched for this as much as I can. I'm a new Windows 7 user. I have a library (Documents) with three folders included. Call them folders A, B, and C. I understand how to set the default save location. Let's say I've set it to Folder A. Now, I want to save a file in *Folder B* by using the convenient Libraries button. Let's further say that Folder B is the location "C:\FolderB". It seems that IF there is a subfolder, say "C:\FolderB\test", I can save it there by clicking Libraries, expanding FolderB, and double clicking on "test". HOWEVER, if C:\FolderB has no subfolders, I can't seem to save there by using Libraries. That is to say: IF you have a folder in your Library that is not the default save location AND that folder has no subfolders, there's no way to save there by starting from the Libraries button. Is this correct? (If so, it is rather disappointing and seems to undermine the idea of Libraries so I hope I'm missing something...) A:Saving to a library location that is NOT the default save location I might be missing your intended idea, but if you name the folder, such as "Test B", then you should be able to save the .ext (if named) to that particular folder by clicking on the "C" drive... wait for it (the drive) to show up, then save. If you name a .txt file (or another extention) and save it to your desktop, you can also move it to that named folder on "C" drive. Just curious as to why you want to have different named folders on "C" drive when you can use the Documents folder? 3 more replies Answer Match 42.42% Hi, I have XP and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Super AntiSpyware and Avast Antivirus. My computers been slow for a while now and after updating the program, SEveral trojans came up in Malwarebytes but when I delete them, the computer goes impossibly slow, taking 10 mins to open a program etc. One of these files is called 'kswuyoo' and is in the ARPCache (Add/Remove program cache, not the other ARP cache). When I delete it the same thing happens. I have a HJT log but can't see anything suspiscious on it (I'm no expert though). Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Below is HJT log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 11:07:49, on 13/08/2009 Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE C:\... Read more More replies Answer Match 42% Hi, my wife's computer runs erratically (shutsdown, freezes, runs slow, fails to post), and was hoping for your help please. Below are the PC specs: Win edition: - Win 7 home premium - Service Pack1 System: - Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz - Installed memory (RAM): 8 GB - System Type: 64-bit OS Background: We recently upgraded osfrom XP to Windows 7 but had many of the same peoblems before. - big fan of CCleaner and Glary tools. thx in advance! Lou A:Computer runs erratically - shutsdown, freezes, runs slow, fails to post Hi Welcome to the bleeping computer forum Unfortunately, intermittent issues are one of the difficult fault to troubleshoot. Please follow the below steps to collect some basic info about your system. 1 ) Generate a report about your system using Speccy by reading the guide below. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/ Post the web link displayed by Speccy in next reply. 2 ) Download and run Minitoolbox from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/ Run the tool and only select the following tick boxes. -List last 10 Event viewer errors -List installed programs -List devices -List users, partition and memory size Now click "Go" and post the output in next reply After reading your logs, either me or any other forum volunteer will assist to you to diagnose the issue. Edit: Don't ever use the registry cleaning function in CCleaner or Glary utilities. Only use them to clean the temp files. Using registry cleaners may cause unpredictable damage to the registry. If anyone properly knows which registry keys are garbage, that is only Microsoft. 7 more replies Answer Match 41.58% Hi, My computer has been running slow, especially when I do a restart, it takes forever to restart. I went into msconfig and disabled what is in startup. Question is what do I need in startup and what can I get rid of? and how do I remove something from startup? Also what is a good free firewall to use? Thanks Dano A:Computer runs faster when I disable what runs in the background? Here is a good explanation: http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/ There are certain (and important) items that should run at Startup. If you are unsure of some of the entries you see listed, this is a great website to research them: http://www.castlecops.com/StartupList.html It tells you what the process is, and if it's necessary to run at Startup. A good firewall (and free one) is Zone Alarm: http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp 1 more replies Answer Match 41.58% Every now and then (every 5 minutes or so) my cursor will turn into the hourglass for a split second, then turn back. I'm assuming this means something is being initiated in the background periodically. Over time, this slows down my computer. At the very least, it makes me lag tremendously in online games for a few seconds (which makes CS and UT2004 pretty much unplayable). I've tried running the latest AdAware and Spybot: Search and Destroy. Neither solved the problem. These seem like symptoms of generic spyware, but I've still been unable to put an end to it. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance. (I'm using windows XP, if that makes any difference) A:Mysterious program runs periodically runs in the background...help! Try this, go to Panda and run a scan, and see if it can find anything and delete it. http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/ 2 more replies Answer Match 41.58% I have a client with a tricked out Dell xps Studio (6GB memory) who is suffering with very long times to print. Even sending a printer test page from within windows (Vista home premium 64) takes about 30 seconds before the sent notice appears on the screen. The printer is a Epson Stylus Photo1900 (large format printer). No other programs running but background stuff kept to a minimum. I have tried shutting down the spooler and printing direct, but it is slow as well. I loaded and ran Process Explorer from Sysinternals and the only thing out of the ordinary is the constant opening, running and ending of dllhost.exe. This occurs every few seconds and lasts only for a few seconds. I know there are discussions in posts elsewhere in the forums of the possible impostor DLLHOST.EXE, and when I left the client's I had set MS Security Essentials to run a full scan to see if it would find anything, but I have not yet been to see the results. Does anyone else have any ideas on this? More replies Answer Match 41.58% Anyone else notice that when Google Chrome fires up your hard drive crunches for awhile? I checked Task Manager and Chrome's hogging up to 25% of my processing power at times. Only after 10 minutes this morning did Chrome settle down and allow my computer to run normally. A:When Chrome starts up, my hard drive runs and runs 8 more replies Answer Match 41.58% how do i change my network location to its true location see where my web sites on msn is? A:change my network location to its true location is there not a way to change this? 3 more replies Answer Match 41.58% I keep getting the error "Location is not avalable F:\ refers to a location that is unavailable........" in windows 7. Sometimes it shows as "SYSTEM (F) and other times as a picture of a drive with a question mark over it ans F:\. I have done a check disk and the command prompt "gpupdate /force" as suggested on a site but no luck. I have looked at other solutions but nothing seems to pertain to my specific problem. Any help will be appreciated. I have attached screenshots. A:Location is not avalable F:\ refers to a location that is unavailable Hello and welcome freislander mate just download this and it should open up and show all the drives with their letters. Partition Manager Server, server partition manager and partition magic server for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008. Server Partition software for Windows Server and None-Server partitions < handy tool to keep for later too. 9 more replies Answer Match 40.74% My windows vists is configuring updates reboots itself and reuns updates again I can't do anything with it. Help More replies Answer Match 40.74% Niot sure what happened, just one day, without downloading anything, my inter net slowed way down. I went from getting around 30-40K/s to 2-4K/s, went through and deleted a lot of unused/unwanted programs, cleaned cache, history, ect... using AVG 8.0, updates every 4 hours, and scans every day, nothing found except tracking cookies from IE, which get deleted daily. Home built system, running Windows XP Home on a 256 DSL internet wired through a Netlink Router, if you need any other info just let me know, here is the log I gotLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:25:41 PM, on 9/22/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)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\system32\spoolsv.exec:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\Program Files\iWin Games\iWinGamesInstaller... Read more A:Computer Runs Fast, Net Runs Slow Hello, Redneck1781. to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)I want to apologise that it has taken so long to get back to you. We on the HJT Team are working as fast as possible to get your log answered.If you would still like help, please post a new HiJack This log below, as things may have changed on your system.If you do not still need help, please let me know, so that I can move on to other users who still need help.Please take note of the following:While a HJT Team member is working with you, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amou... Read more 8 more replies Answer Match 40.74% I'm running Windows 7 and a few months back had to remove Snap.do and some other unwanted programs. I managed to get them off, I beleive. I'm not sure, but I beleive I had to delete some folders to get them off fully. Subsequent Superantispyware runs did not report any unwanted programs. This morning Avast alerted me Snap.do was back. I opened a browser and confirmed the home page was hijacked. Avast said it could remove it for me and when I looked, the home page was back and Snap.do wasn't on my list of programs in control panel>prorams and features. I ran malware bytes and nothing too bad was found. I ran Superantispyware and it reported regcleaner pro, Advanced Sysrem Protector and AppsHat Mobile Apps were installed. I let the Super antispyware try to remove them and also cleaned out some tracking cookies. I cehcked programs and the 3 weren't there. Re-running Super antispyware however keeps reporting they're in my system. Any ideas? Was my original removal not successful? Can these apps hide? A:spyware scanner found unwanted programs not listed in programs and features Hello Splungee, this one is a bit tricky.Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members. 5 more replies Answer Match 40.74% I'm running Windows 7 and a few months back had to remove Snap.do and some other unwanted programs. I managed to get them off, I beleive. I'm not sure, but I beleive I had to delete some folders to get them off fully. Subsequent Superantispyware runs did not report any unwanted programs. This morning Avast alerted me Snap.do was back. I opened a browser and confirmed the home page was hijacked. Avast said it could remove it for me and when I looked, the home page was back and Snap.do wasn't on my list of programs in control panel>prorams and features. I ran malware bytes and nothing too bad was found. I ran Superantispyware and it reported regcleaner pro, Advanced Sysrem Protector and AppsHat Mobile Apps were installed. I let the Super antispyware try to remove them and also cleaned out some tracking cookies. I cehcked programs and the 3 weren't there. Re-running Super antispyware however keeps reporting they're in my system. Boopme kindly walked me through the DDS process and I'm posting the logs I did post on another help site before knowing the rule of no posting elsewhere. I closed that thread, so please do not shut this down. DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17126 Run by Valued Customer at 20:40:49 on 2014-06-27 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8147.5962 [GMT -4:00] . AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131... Read more A:spyware scanner found unwanted programs not listed in programs and features II Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps: *************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at BleepingComputer.com, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/logreply/539247 <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below. ***************************************************If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lower right hand of t... Read more 10 more replies Answer Match 40.74% Hello, I was sent here from the Am I Infected Forum by garmanma. Topic referenced is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/260361/requesting-virus-help-malware-greenav-and-rootkit-etc/ ~ OBPrior to posting in that forum. I tried to run MBAM, Spybot, Spyunter. The programs would not run at all, I would get an error stating I didn't have appropriate permissions. I downloaded the DDS.scr file and tried to execute a scan. The scan screen popped open for about one second and closed....every program that I try to run will either not run at all, or if it does run, it will close a few seconds into the scan then shut down. If I try to run it again, I'll get an error saying I don't have permission to run that file.I have tried online scans from Bitdefender, Microsoft's OneCare, and one more (forgot the name)...but every online scan shuts down the entire browser. Also, on occasion I get a fake page saying that the webpage I requested has been blocked due to my infections, and links to me to a page regarding GreenAV. I could not run most of the tools in the preparation guide, even after renaming them. However, in the other forum I was able to run a couple of scans before the programs shut down. I was requested to start a new topic here and post the logs that I have. Thanks in advance:I was instructed to download "peek.bat" and run that program and also RootRepeal. The results from both are listed below:Peek.bat Log:Volume in drive C is SQ004214P01Volume Serial Number i... Read more A:Rootkit and Spyware Problems: Antispyware/Antivirus/Rootkit Scanner programs all shut down when executed... Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more 3 more replies Answer Match 39.9% Recently from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/494727/superantispyware-or-malwarebytes/. Please take the poll and post suggestions for the poll here. A:Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand Scanner Hitman Pro to check scan, but needs paying for removal. Comodo Cleaning Essentials which comes free with Comodo Internet Security for removal. 38 more replies Answer Match 39.9% I have a network drive mapped to Z:. I can see all the files and folders on it in windows explorer. I can create new folders and files on it and read from it but when I try to copy files to it from my C: drive it says: "Location is not available - Z:\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located the information might have been moved to a different location." Why? I can see it right here in windows explorer. It's so annoying and of course it makes me type in my administrator password before it pukes out the error. What can I do to fix this and yes I've rebooted my computer. It has worked in the past all of a sudden it starts doing this? I've disconnected and remapped network drive and rebooted in between doing those too but no change. Any ideas? A:Location is not available Z:\ refers to a location that is unavailable Have you tried to disable the firewall on your A/V software? 1 more replies Answer Match 39.06% I am looking at purchaseing a new scanner. I have several thousand slides and negatives that I am needing to scan and want to find the best equipment for this at a decent price. I've seen some people say the Plustek 7500i SE is a good dedicated scanner. Even the Plustek 7200i SE has a good rating. Is there any that are better or that you might recommend instead. I'm really struggling on what direction to go. A dedicated film scanner is suppose to be better quality but at a much higher price. I've looked up flatbed scanners for under$500 and the CanoScan 8800F seems to have the highest rating and good reviews.
If anyone could point me towards one they like or recommend I would greatly appricaite it.
Like I said I'm getting to the point where I'm getting confused on which direction I should go.
Senna

A:Dedicated film, slide scanner - is the Plustek 7500i SE a good scanner?

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Not sure whether I'm putting this question in the right spot but here goes. I have a laptop running XP. Today when I tried to boot it up it told me my memory had changed and prompted me to press F1 to continue. I did and it started to boot Windows but then gave me message "One of your discs needs to be checked for consistency." I let it go ahead and it went through a 3 stage process -
1) Verifying files - it said complete
2) Verifying indexes - It corrected an error in Index $SII for file 9 3) Verifying security descriptors - On this last check after a while it started multiple messages of the type " Inserting index entry xxxx with ID yyyy into Index$zzz of file 9." There were hundreds of these messages and it just kept going with consecutively increasing numbers. Eventually I stopped it with the OFF button and then tried to reboot, but the same thing happened. Please help somebody. Should I let it just carry on running or am I likely to be losing my hard drive data as it does this check? Thanks, Dave

A:Check Disc just runs and runs

Leave it on overnight to complete its check. Did you notice any disk errors, or did it ask you to run chkdisk /f ?

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Dell Dimension E510 running Windows XP (service pack 3).

I bought this desktop computer about a week ago off of Craigslist. I was running late that day so I didnt get to ask much more than I already stated. When I used it the first week it was slow but tolerable. As the days passed the speed slowed even more to programs not even responding. I also would like to erase all the user information and settings so I can start new with a decent working PC. My knowledge in computer software and program procedures etc. Just let me know if you need more specific information.

A:Windows XP runs slow...if it runs at all!

If you bought that Dell Dimension E510 desktop from Craig's List and it still contains all the programs and "debris" and issues from its previous owner, you need to do a clean reinstall of Windows XP SP3 and get a fresh start with it.

What's the 7-character "service tag" number on one of the stickers?

What's the complete version of Windows XP that's on the Microsoft Certificate-Of-Authenticity sticker that has the product key?

Were you given any discs with that desktop?

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I have two external hard drives, both in Vantec NexStar3 USB enclosures. The older 750 GB WDC Green drive runs HOT to the touch, the 4 TB, and the 2 TB before that, run pretty warm but never hot.

Why might this be, and would that much heat cause earlier than necessary drive failure?

A:WDC Green: 750 GB runs Hot, 4 TB runs Cool ???

Hi there,

The WD Green drives should be working up to 60 degrees Celsius, which could feel really hot to the touch. The older model of the drive might be working on higher temperatures that the newer, but should not exceed those 60 degrees. I advise you install some monitoring software to determinate the exact working temperature. If you have the option, check if the drive is running hot when used without the enclosure.
If a drive works hotter than expected, this may be an indicator of an ongoing issue and, yes, might lead to an unexpected drive failure. My advice: measure the exact temperature and do regular backups.
In the links below you will find the spec sheets of the different WD Green models, where you can check temperatures:
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/librar...879-800026.pdf
Specifications for Caviar Green and Caviar GP Serial ATA hard drives

Hope this helps

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I don't know how to describe this but my computer is running like mad (noise, flashing little green light)...goes none stop when NOTHING i can identify is supposed to be running. I've done a registry cleaner, a defrag, a mcafee scan. I'm just lost. What is making it work sooooo hard for nothing? Here is a hijack this log. Can anyone help me??

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:46:11 AM, on 1/31/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

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\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe

A:Computer RUNS & RUNS but nothing is open!?

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Hi all

Like the title says, everytime i turn my machine on the windows page appears on start and the load bar just keeps going. I left this running for an hour and nothing happened.

I have read tons of stuff and tried loads of stuff and yes you guessed it nothing has sorted it out.

My computer knowledge isnt great so if this requires Bios work or Command prompts i will need some detailed help.

Cheers All

AndyP

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please note this correction to my previous post the scanner is a VISIONEER 9020 NOT HP
Thank oyu edjal

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I have a Cannon PIXMA MP760 printer/scanner, the Windows Fax & Scan does not recognise this as a scanner
There is no help or support from the application
Is this a driver problem, if so how and where can you get the correct drivers to fix
Can anyone help

A:Cannon PIXMA MP760 printer/scanner not recognised as a scanner

If there is no Windows 8 driver, try with the one for Windows 7 http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp760#DriversAndSoftware

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I am using XP cant use both devices together. device mgr recognizes just one of them. Get device mgr. code 38 "windows cant load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory". The windows trouble shooter doesn' help solve this particular problem. I can load either scanner singularly and it does not give error code 38 and works fine unless I try to load both scanners. I have loaded latest xp drivers for each of these USB scanners. Does any have a fix for this problem. Your help would be appreciated.
Thanks edjal

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Hi,

In Windows 8.1 (and as far as I can remember in all previous Windows versions) I used to be able to do the following:
In Windows Explorer: Open a .jpg file from anywhere in my file system, by right mouse clicking and choosing "edit"After editing: "Save as" (press F12) and save the edited file IN ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION but under a different name.
Now, in Windows 10, the situation is different:
In Windows Explorer I open a .jpg file from anywhere in my file system by right mouse clicking and choosing "edit"After editing: "Save as" (F12) opens a dialogue box that suggests I save the file, NOT in its original location, but in a location that is either the default "pictures" directory or the directory that was previously used as a "save as" location in Paint (these locations are stored in the registry key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\Recent File List")

Now I'd like very much to get the old, Windows 8 type situation back because this does not work for me! It's very inconvenient to have to scroll and click my way through the "save as" dialogue box until I finally find the directory where the edited file was stored in the first place! Why o why does Windows not remember this location?
I've searched through the internet but it seems nobody else has this problem. I've searched the registry for the word "paint" but was not able to find a setting t... Read more

A:MS Paint "Save as" location is NOT the file source location

Hello hvaleton Welcome to the Ten Forums!

I just right clicked on an image file here and chose the Edit option and the "save as" to save the jpeg file with the word "duplicate" added into the file name to save it in the original location. You may want to try starting with the Paint app first you find in the Start>AllApps>Windows Accessories list and then simply choose the open option in the file menu to browse to and select the intended file. You can also see that pinned to the Start menu as well as to the main taskbar with a fast right click.

If your copy of 10 was an upgrade install that might explain the problem you are seeing since the upgrade install tends to not see everything go on fully at times. The word "Buggy" tends to fit the bill for that type of install and not specific to 10 only but every version coming up from Legacy to 9x onto ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and now 10.

The one thing favored with having the Windows Photo Viewer restored replaced by Photos in 10 is that once you have any image or photo in view you can simply to upto the menu and select the "Make a copy" option and browse to the location you want the new copy to be created and saved to on the spot.

You just can't alter things like you can with MS Paint or the favorite for many 3rd party free image editing program known as PaintNet. Besides painting over and erasing things if not drawing lines under and around objects in an image you can add ne... Read more

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I recently re-formatted my Sony VAIO since it was starting to run super slow. Now that I re-installed Windows 7 on it through recovery disks, it worked fined for about a day but then the problem came back. The computer is slow at bootup and runs super slow while freezing so many times. I am running it on safe mode right now and its working fine.

I ran hardware diagnostics and everything is fine (Memory, Hard Disk etc.)

I installed Norton Antivirus and Windows Live Messenger after the re-install.

A:Computer runs really slow in normal mode, but runs fine in safe mode

anyone?

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Hi whats best image scanner for my MP160 as win2k image scanner is bad!

Arek

A:Whats the best freeware image scanner for my scanner?

Is this a Canon scanner? It should have come with software/drivers...

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Hi there

Just looking for some advice on an issue I am having at work.

A user cannot scan with the above scanner. They are getting the following error.

The Scanner is detected in Device Manager (No errors next to it)

I have uninstalled the software and reinstalled but the user gets the same issue.

I have added them as a local admin and once the software is installed I have logged on as the user. It detects that new hardware has been found and continues with the install but then they get the same issue.

Another user can log on to the machine and it works fine!

I have reseated the scanner to force it to pick up the connection but SAME ISSUE!

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

User is on Windows 2000

Thanks

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Currently I use Microsoft Security essentials as my "active monitoring" - What i'm looking for is any virus scanners that you find work well? (I only like "free" scanners.)

Consider I'm not seeking an active "monitor" that runs as a windows process. What I'm looking for is a "file scanner" that scans designated folders/drives.

Now adays, if you're paying attention, the quantity of spyware/Trojans/active x viruses is at an all time high. It seems like I get infected going to common websites even. I am looking to expand my assemblage of file scanners. In my opinion, the more, the better. (Sometimes I like to scan my drives with 3+ virus scanners. I'd like even more.)

I currently use:

Malwarebytes - Sweet secondary scanner. Doesn't run as a process (is just a scanner) and isn't "active monitoring" Perfect!

clam - Sweet scanner I actually got lastnight. Takes a long time, and doesn't clean files? (that's fine, but not as good as I hoped)

Super Anti Spyware - sweet spyware scanner

Online Virus Scanners - Housecall - Housecall is the best online scanner I've found and actually cleans the files for FREE. (do you guys know any other good online files scanners?)

Can you guys reccommend any additional file scanners that scan windows drives/files? Please remember, I don't want it to actively manage/monitor! (I USE MSE FOR THIS) I want it to be a secondary scanner that scans u... Read more

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According to Windows XP For Dummies from year 2002, any scanner can be used with Windows XP because of some basic WIA which permits scanners to be used without being installed. Since I have an older scanner which worked well on another Windows XP computer on which the scanner was installed, I figured I could follow the instructions in that Dummies book to use the same scanner in Windows XP on a different computer. So I began to try.Instructions began like this:To use the Scanner and Cameria Wizard,1. Click Start --> Control Panel2. Click Printers and Other Hardware, click Scanners and Cameras...BUT THERE WAS NO CORRESPONDING WINDOW PRESENT. THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SCANNERS AND CAMERAS WINDOW, BUT NONE THERE.I could then not follow any further instructions.I also found in Control Panel, an item called Scanners And Cameras, so I opened this to see if there were selections which I could follow according to the Dummies book. There was only an "install hardware" item inside. Also, somewhere along the attempted process, Windows invited me to look for drivers to install, but I was not sure if that fit my purposes or not. Would that path bring in the WIA software which Windows XP is expected to already have?What am I missing here? Windows XP is supposed to have some WIA software allowing basic features of any scanner to be used, but I could not find the instructions path to make use of the scanner. The scanner was also plugged in while I tried the process... Read more

A:scanner and camera Wizard for noninstalled scanner

Please click on Control Panel > Scanners and Cameras > on the Left side (as shown) there are Sub Headings for you to click on - Do you know if the scanner came with an install CD - That may have drivers listed on the CD - If not then visit the site of the scanner maker -If you can list the make and model for us, we may be able to link the driver site for you -Thank You -

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Sprout scanner KO since win10 update. Officejet 6500A plus scanner unusable. Is there a way to choose?

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Hi expert types. I have a canon scanner/printer MX320 and I just hooked it up to a new laptop. I installed the disc and it installed everything for the mx320, but when I try to scan something I get an error code from scangear that says turn off scanner error in scanner code 2,148,0 . What should I do? My dell came with Windows 8, so I figured posting here was the right place....I've tried to see if anyone else has had this problem prior to me but every site I go to just has nada. I've already tried unplugging everything, and also pressing the scan function on the actual scanner. (which is pretty much the only advice anyone had on the other sites I went to). Any help here would be greatly appreciated. I really can't afford to buy a new scanner right now and I need it for work.

A:Just installed my old scanner onto my new laptop and the scanner won't work.

Hi,had the same trouble with my HP printer.Worked on Windows7 but not on 8.Went to there website and downloaded new driver and works fine now.Hope this helps.

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Windows 8, of course; Brother MFC-7460DN Laser Printer. Paperport 14. Nothing I do will allow me to scan from that printer in Windows 8! However, I can print just fine.

Windows 7 machine, Brother MFC-7460DN Laser Printer. Paperport 14. Everything works just fine and dandy. I double checked just a little while ago, and scanning went off without a hitch.

The only difference between Paperport on the Win 7 machine and the Win 8 machine is that I bought Paperport 14 for the Win 8 machine and while waiting for it to arrive, I downloaded and installed the trial version.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Paperport and the printer multiple times, in the Brother Utilities I clicked on and installed the Scanner Utility and still no joy!

Here's a snip of the Installation Diagnostics. The Scanner (Driver) Port looks hinky to me, but what do I know?

And, yes, I could use my Brother MFC-J825 for scanning, but that would be a pain because of the printer's location. Or, I could run into another room and use the J5910, but that would be even more inconvenient. 'Sides, I hate to have something that just won't work in Windows 8.

Bottom line is that it does seem to be a Windows 8 issue, because when I check, Windows says it's all good. And it ain't!

I would very much appreciate any help I can get with this, since I'm flummoxed so far. Thanks in advance.

A:No Scanner - The default scanner is not attached

Hi Wynonna,

I sense that you are usually very well versed in repairing your own issues so I doubt that I can help you; however, lacking any response to your issue, I will throw in "my2cents":

Please do not take offense to any of my suggestions if they sound too basic:

Can I also assume you are using it via a direct USB connection and it is not set up as part of a network and it is not wireless?

If so, can I assume you have applied the latest firmware update (9/6/2013)?

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I have bought an Epson Perfection 1200S scanner, second hand. I hoped to plug it into the USB of my PC but only after buying it did I see that the 1200U model is for USB and the handbook for this 1200S model says that unless my PC has an SCSI board, I need to install one. The scanner came with an interface board but I am not confident about opening my PC to install it.

The scanner also came with a Microtech USB-SCSI-DB25B, which is not part of the Epson package but I guess is an extra that the seller threw in. It has a USB prong on one end that could go into my PC, and the other end would fit the cable that attaches to the scanner.

Can I install the scanner without using the SCSI board?

A:Solved: Can my SCSI scanner run as a USB scanner?

From the looks of it the Microtech USB-SCSI-DB25B is a usb to scsi converter so you should be able to plug it into the USB port and have it work. Seems like it should be Microtech USB-SCSI-DB25B to SCSI cable to scanner.

While Microtech USB-SCSI-DB25B did not give me too many things to look up... maybe you can provide a picture of this unit to verify....

either that or verify its something like this -

http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/usbxchange.htm

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