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Hi,

In Internet Explorer, when I look at:
Tools->Internet Options->General Tab, Browsing History, Settings->View Objects
a window pops up titled C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files. I came across this while trying to resolve another problem....which will be in another post and has nothing to do with this post.

The status of one of the files is "Damaged" and I have no idea if it should be deleted and reinstalled or deleted and not reinstalled, or just left alone. It also states the install date was on 4/29/05 (which would be before I purchased this HP Pavilion laptop--I purchased it after September 2005). The last access date for the program states today, 12/7/07.
Here is the program file description:
{49232000-16E4-426C-A231-62846947304B}
Under Properties is the following info:
ActiveX Control
80KB
Status: Damaged

Would this damaged program be affecting the performance of my laptop? Since it's been installed since I've owned it, I wouldn't know if the performance is slower than it should be or not, or why the laptop is accessing a damaged file (and what happens when it does access this damaged file???)

Any info would be greatly appreciated....

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first of all if i am in the wrong section , my apoligies.if you could tell me the correct section, i will delete and repost. Also i have a post already on games not working,if the two are linked, i will also remove this post.

My question is do i need to delete and replace the damaged programsand how.

Or can i just delete them.

my problem is as follows,

creative software autoupdate: damaged
creative software autoupdate support package: damaged
get_atlom class: damaged
MUWebcontrol class: installed
NVIDIA smart scan: damaged
System requirments lab class: damaged
Trend Micro activex scan agent 6.6:installed
Windows live safety center base module: damaged
WUWEB control class: installed

Hello and welcome to TSF

This looks like failed ActiveX downlaods too me

Open up Internet Explore, click Tools, Internet Options, click on the tab Security and underneath 'Security Level for this Zone' put it on Medium.
Then click on the tab Privacy and under 'settings' put it on Medium. Click Apply then Ok.

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Installation support file version 2007,11,28 in the Downloaded Program Files has been damaged, due to which my pc is showing unexpected errors, is there any way to solve this problem..
should i delete it or do something else, kindly help me..

Installation support file has been damaged, version 2007,11,28,1
Program file\yahoo\common\Yinsthelper.dll
due to this i am not able to install yahoo messenger and my pc is also showing some unexpected problems..
kindly help me..

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Hi.
I have an HP Pavilion running Vista home premium.

When I am cleaning my computer out at the end of the day, I open up internet options and "veiw objects", which brings up my DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES folder.

In there are 3 or 4 active x files.

But 1 in particular has a status of DAMAGED.

Vista is different in that I cannot just delete this damaged file, like I could in XP, or in earlier windows versions.

All I can do is right click it, which brings up a "properties" link.

This damaged file is an active x file, and the "code base" reads like this:

http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp dot cab (I changed this to read 'dot com' because it appears to be a direct hyperlink to my computers files...and I dont know if anyone could click on this and open my files...so, i added the dot com)

The link takes me to a gp[1] file that looks like it originates from my adobe illustrator installation, and inside this file are several Adobe GetPlus application files, a .dll and a .ocx active x file.

Here is the explorer folder trail to this GetPlus folder that is apparently corrupted.

Temporary Internet Files>Low>Content IE.5>PO6ALQ9S>gp[1] (which appears to be a cab file, as it has that icon that looks like a two drawer blue file cabinet with the bottom drawer half open).

This thing was created 11/2006, but I cannot remember if tha... Read more

Get KILLBOX.EXE at http://killbox.net/

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Running down a dream....Click to expand...

I have "Damaged" downloaded program files, all of them at this status. What the heck could cause this? And what are these files in the first place? I have copied them prior to this damaged thing, on floppy disks. Do not know what the heck to do with the copies, but have them.
1-What are these "downloaded program files" and what do they mean to me, my system?
2-What could have caused them all to show as "damaged" in the status of each file? How do I figure out what caused this so it does not repeat itself? (had only 1 prob that day, with install of Microsoft updates?). Really think I should find out if I did something naughty that system did not approve of, so I can apologize to it and fix it up so it is happy with me again.
3-How do I use the copies of these files, if I need to, and do the "out with the old, in with the new" dance...how do I install the new files back into the system and get the damaged ones out?
Thanx for you help, again...have a great day!!

These can include perfectly legitimate applications, like Macromedia Flash player, Quicktime player, the Google toolbar installer, and the like, but also spyware.

The best way to view them is as follows:

Go to Internet Options > Temp Internet Files > Settings > Show Objects.

If any of them are damaged, right click them, and choose Remove from the context menu.

You'll just be prompted to download them again whenever Windows or an application needs them.

Cheers,

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I am trying to delete an active x file MSN Games - Installer but when I click on File-Remove Program File, nothing happens. I tried to just delete the file and still nothing happens. Im trying to follow instructions from MSN games support because I can no longer play multiplayer online games.

Beth

go to control panel open up Internet options. then click on programs. then click on manage add ons. in there look for that active x file. you can disable it there or delete it . if you cant delete there try disabling it and the go to add and remove to try to delete it.

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I had a few problems, which I hope have been resolved, but I still have two downloaded files which say they are damaged.

In XP using IE, Tools -> Internet Options -> Settings -> View Objects
the following files have the status "damaged:"

cpbrkpie Control

A. Do I fix them? Delete them? Ignore this?
B. What is the likely cause of this? Virus? Worm? Spyware?

When attempting to load a second virus software, the following file was deleted from my Temp Internet Files: C:\Documents&Settings\my name\localSettings\temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ECJHRSQ9 motiveSB.exe
Was this something sinister? It seems to have fixed everything except my mouse (2 of the 5 buttons don't operate as programmed and I'm having no luck finding new drivers for it).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

I have been told that cpbrkpie is a virus. I tried to remove it, but my wireless optical mouse doesn't work in safe mode for some reason.
Also, my wireless router is giving me grief and I had to bypass it to get online.
Anyone have some input?

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I came across this by accident and am unsure if it a potential problem or not...

I was deleting cookies and temp int files because of another issue and found in the Downloaded Programs folder that the program file:
{E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} which according to the properties is an Active X control. The details list that it was created on 11/2/2006,
last accessed today (12/10/09), 0 bytes (none), Status: damaged, codebase: http: //platformdl.adobe.com /NOS/getPlusPlus/1

When I select the dependency tab there are 3 files but (0) Java packages listed that {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} depends on:
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM3ATL.DLL* 73.728

Is this something I need to be concerned about and need to repair?

What started all of this is a picture that keeps appearing on different websites I visit that have advertisements. It's always the advertisement for Obama wanting moms to go back to college. The first image is "normal" (a mom with a child), but then I notice at some point the picture changed to some guy with long wild looking hair and a beard (very creepy looking). At first I noticed it only on the generic webpage for att.yahoo (not logged in). I contacted yahoo and they suggested I clear my cookies, etc. Which I did, and it seemed to be fine, but when I logged onto FB, that cree... Read more

hi,,,, apparently this is a component of adobe reader or flash player hence the association with java etc,,,, uninstall both and re download them again. i would also use revo uninstaller to remove them as this will clean up all traces,,,,,,,, http://download.cnet.com/Revo-Uninstaller/...4-10687648.htmlgood luck.

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Hi all!

A bit of possible trouble in paradise. When in Control Panel > Internet Options > General Tab > Settings > View Objects > brings up the downloaded program files...are these the files used by some site to open something or do something...do I have any of that right...or what are these?? Well no matter...all but 1 of these files, show the status "damaged". Why? Maybe you can tell me cause I don't know! But the question I have for you is :
Can I delete these files? How? Just R.Click and then Delete...or because of this damaged status thing...gonna be a problem to get rid of?

Just trying to keep my 'puter all clean and organized as well as I can...thanks for your help!!

Parrot---Lee (ann)

You can delete them. If required in the future they can be easily downloaded.

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Back at Christmas of 2002 I transfered all my files with a intellimover program. I found these files while clicking the Tools button on my browser window, Internet Options from there and then View Objects. The first thing in this downloaded list is a filed listed as
{9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} and it says that it is damaged. It also has a date on it that is before my transfere. This file came from a HP Windows98 computer to my now Dell XP WIndows. It's only 4kb. It also says it was accessed today for some reason. Is my computer really using this file?

Is this a file I need. I think its a windows update thing but now sure. Thank you for any help.

Roxanna
Ohio

A:Damaged Program File

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Ha! I just looked in my system infomation and i have a damaged Office update file:Can you try this, please navigate to this folder:C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files...and let me know what's in there.David

A:Damaged Program File

Being a novice I have forgotten how to navigate there but if it would show the result of your example this is the place I first noticed this indication. That's where I got that Code Base info from.
I hope that is what you asked for.

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Hello,

Basically, I have a laptop and it won't start properly. It started with downloading a program from an unknown publisher (I'm an idiot). After I uninstalled the program, I closed Internet Explorer. Then IE wouldn't open without getting an error message. I logged off a few times to see if it would start up again but it didn't. I also kept getting messages like "Adobe Reader was closed". I uninstalled adobe reader to see if it was the problem. IE still didn't work. I was about to uninstall IE and reinstall it, but I wanted to make sure restarting the computer wouldn't fix it.

I restarted the computer. Then when I went to log in, it said "welcome" like it always does then Bam! a blue screen pops up saying, "Windows has a problem and has been shut down to prevent damage" or something (it flashed so quickly it was hard to catch it all). The computer restarted again with options to go into safe mode. Safe mode works, but I don't know what program is causing it. I already uninstalled the unknown publisher's program. I also have McAfee Security Center which I'm going to try to run in safe mode to see if I have a virus. A "quick scan" turned up nothing. I'm going to try a full scan. Until then, does anyone have an answer?

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

-CouchPotatoGuy

A:Potential Virus or Damaged Program (Help!)

Hi,
I think you need to start a new thread in the HJT/Malware forum here at TSG.
Here's a guide

Remember to include the info you've given here. Also, please be patient at there aren't enough experts for instant replies for this type of specialist help.

Richard

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I have two damaged program files at the location noted in the clip above. Does anyone know how to purge them? I have activated the "Take Ownership", but it will not work on these files or the folder they are in

Thanks

A:Removing damaged program files

I don't see any clip

Can you post the Screen Shot?? or mention the location?

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Hi,

I have an IBM 75Gb DLTA drive that has some sector damage. I can access most of the data on it but when I try to access certain files (to copy them somewhere safe) that are in these damaged sectors, windows starts to "thrash" and effectively hangs (I have to Ctrl-Alt-Del to reboot - sometimes even power off).

Some time ago I ran various utilities on it i.e. Scandisk etc. but all hang the machine when they try to read from these sectors.

All I am looking to do is copy some files from it to a safe place and was wondering if there is any "alternative" to the windows "copy" type functions (i.e. explorer/DOS copy command) that will not hang when it reaches a bad sector.

I have been round all the data recovery sites and tried various utilities but they don't appear to do what I'm looking for and don't want to risk completely trashing the drive.

The machine itself is an old P3 800 (I think) running WinME. I can switch the drive to XP if required.

If there are any other suggestions you might have I'd be happy to hear them but hopefully there is somethjing out there that will do what I want.

TIA

M.

A:Copy Program that will bypass damaged sectors

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Hello,My brother's PC (Windows XP) was recently hit with a rogue antivirus program going by the name of "Personal Security". It completely shut down windows defender, windows security center, Norton antivirus and eventually prevented windows from booting. I received the computer from him with it being unable to boot and I was able to restore windows to a (somewhat) working state by doing a repair install but programs will only work and run in safe mode. Windows security center, firewall and defender will not work in safe mode though. Right now the only idea I had was to back up his data and format the old hard drive to wipe the virus and start over but I would rather try and see if I had other options first. A few things I have tried are running Norton in safe mode but it did not detect anything and I tried windows Live onecare safety scanner and it did find a few threats and issues but could not remove them all.My brother has a terrible habit of not updating his software often so thus a lot of things are probably outdated. Don't worry, I will school him of the importance of updates next time I see him. A side note... I can't seem to upload the Ark.txt file because there is nothing is saved in the text file after the scan and after I click 'save'. The GMER log did not show any rootkit infections after the scan in safe mode. Thanks for the help.PatDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Owner at 6:29:30.53 on Wed 03/17/2010Internet Explore... Read more

A:'Personal Security' Rogue program damaged Windows XP

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I have a Dell Dimension with Windows XP Operating System. I just did a disk defragment and it indicated under "Downloaded Program Files" that I had two damaged files, including SAIX and Media Gateway X.

I've been having issues with my PC such as error messages, taking forever for my PC to boot up and my SBC DSL web browser simply not advancing to a link that I click on.

What do I do to replace, if possible, fresh or new files for SAIX and Media Gateway X, which I assume might improve my experience?

Thanks so much! This is my first thread.

- James

A:Defragment indicates damaged SAIX, Media Gateway X program files

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Hi,

I have recently had problems with this error message. It does not seem confined to a particular program since it appears for Adobe updates, Paperport applications and Registry Mechanic (installation, repair and reinstallations).

If you Google the error message, it seems that this problem appears for a multitude of applications and may be more pervase than it appears.

I have tried to install by turning off McAfee, ran CWShredder and Spybot, tried to install from various hard drives with no success.

Any help?
Thanks

A:This program has been damaged, possibly by a bad sector of the hard drive or a virus.

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i want to make sure i have no more spyware and that i dont have a virus. i downloaded a program from my nephew and it caused my puter to run up and down up to 100% cpu. when trying to fix this problem i downloaded some applications: hijack this, malwarbytes, and a couple other... i also want to make sure that i dont have too much spyware/antivirus software that will compete with each other. i am new to the internet and i ask in advance to please forgive me if i did not explain my prob correctly. i read all the facts and followed the instr. for this post. hope i did so correctly.Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)Run by Valentin Bernacho at 2008-12-15 04:39:43Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3System drive C: has 32 GB (46%) free of 68 GBTotal RAM: 502 MB (19% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 04:39:48 a.m., on 15/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)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:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.... Read more

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I bought Easy Hi Qrecorder program a few years ago. It worked fine. I had to re-download to a new computer as the other had crashed.

I use XP home edition.The Easy Hi Q recorder is reputable, from Roemer Software. I redownloaded it to the next computer which had been recently cleaned out of my son's user account and all his programs and files.

The Easy Hi Q downloads fine and installs. But when I click on the execute file to start it, I get "DWGTrueView 2010 wanting to install instead, which was part of an Autocad program my son had, for mapping. I can't seem to get rid of this mix up. Then of course it can't find the "source" file from that autocad program since it has been deleted for months. I also tried a clean disk and defragmented after deleting all my sons files.
I just want my Easy Hi Q recorder to work properly and open up.

I just tried an XP repair using the XP disk. Still no change. And it took all afternoon to do this.

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Sorry for the lateness in a reply, but these forums are very busy

Are you still having this problem? If so, it may not be virus related, but we can have a look just in case:

can you do the following:

Regards

eddie

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I downloaded a wolf3d from utorrent it is resident on my desk top and when I click on it a command box apears and at the top it says C:\docume~1\minemi~1\desktop\wolf3d.exe. I try to delete it ands it says cannot delete wolf3d:it is being used by another person or program. Close any programsthat might be using the file and try again. here is the log from dss Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Mine Mine on 2008-06-13 08:00:52
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- HijackThis (run as Mine Mine.exe) -------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:01:17 AM, on 6/13/2008
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\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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe
C:\Program Files\Godlike Developers\RAM Saver Pro\ramsaverpro.exe
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Thanks but i figured it out myself. Just took me a while to figure it out after being up for almost 48 hours. Brain wasn't functioning. But I got it.

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Hi!

Ive downloaded and registered program but cant find it anywhere on computer
need help

What's the program?

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Not sure what I have or what to do any help is appreciated.Did all steps mentioned in the instructions for posting a log.Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1164172761\ee\AOLSoftware.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmgr.exeC:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exeC:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1164172761\ee\services\safetyCore\ver210_5_2_1\AOLSP Scheduler.exeC:\Program Files\mcafee.com\personal firewall\MPfTray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\Program Files ... Read more

A:This Program Has Been Damaged, Possibly By A Bad Sector Of The Hard Drive Or A Virus. Please Reinstall It.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer forum. We are currently studying your log and will have instructions for you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

During the cleaning process, if any other issues arise, please let us know.
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.

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Hi. First day in these forums. Hope to get help

Anyway.. I've got this problem. I keep getting a strange error when I try to run a couple programs.
The error:

"this program had been damaged, possibly a bad sector of the hard drive or virus. Please reinstal it"

Here's my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:24:46 PM, on 6/5/2004
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\windows\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = about:blank
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {537... Read more

A:[solved] program had been damaged, possibly a bad sector of the hard drive or virus.

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Hi, in the last couple of days, I can no longer execute programs on 1 of my hard drives. The message I get is "This program has been damaged, possibly by a bad sector of the hard drive or a virus. Please reinstall it." If I re-boot into Safe Mode, I can execute them. I've run Spybot, I have AVG Anti-Virus free, I just upgraded from Zonealarm Free to Pro, I've also run McAfee Stinger, Counterspy, F-Secure, Panda, Ad-Aware SE etc. They found a few virii and removed them but I still have the same problem. My PC is running Windows XP Pro, with all the SPs and updates.I thought it might be CWS, and downloaded & ran the shredder, but it didn't find it.I'm hoping someone can give me a hand with this, because it's driving me crazy. Here's my HijackThis log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 01:33:43, on 2006-10-20Platform: 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\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LV... Read more

A:This Program Has Been Damaged, Possibly By A Bad Sector Of The Hard Drive Or A Virus. Please Reinstall It.

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you.
I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.

If you have resolved this issue please let us know.

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I have two programs in this folder , one of which is my antivirus(norton) and the other is Download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab. I ran an hijack this log about a week ago and it did not show up on the log. Ikeep a log to compare readings, this scan it showed up on the hjt log. Are these programs already installed and can be deleted from the folder?

The Norton one will be your update ActiveX,
The Flash is macromedia ActiveX control.

Both can be deleted,

However when you next update Norton it will be reinstalled, and by deleting the shockwave control will mean you will not be able to view some websites properly

Both are legitimate controls and can be safely left on your system

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I tried to install the free version of Spamfighter, but when it came to activation I got a message saying it was impossible to connect to the server and to check my connections which are good. I tried another similar type program called Bullguard and got the same result. I ran anti virus programs and tried again without success. I then tried a cd burner program, and had no problem installing and running the app. I am running xp pro sp3. Any ideas?

Why...did you decide to try to install malware-defense programs...at this time?

What other such programs (e.g., firewall, AV, etc.) are currently installed on your system?

Can you go to Windows Update and successfully check for critical updates?

Louis

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Hi

may i ask you why my legit windows 8.1 pro 64bit full updated doesn't warn me anymore when i run a program downloaded form the net ?

for example if i download a program like process hacker under w7 i have a window like this
under w8.1 i haven't it
and i have never changed any settings

thanks

Windows 8 uses the SmartScreen filter to perform an application reputation check, and it now does system wide (not just when downloading programs with Internet Explorer like it did before).

In Windows 8, SmartScreen will only notify you when you run an application that has not yet established a reputation and therefore is a higher risk:

The user experience for applications with an established reputation is simple and clean: you just click and run, removing the prompt you would have seen in Windows 7.

Source: Scroll down to "Microsoft SmartScreen for Internet Explorer and now for Windows too":
Protecting you from malware - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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I downloaded a program from what appeared to be a trusted site, but it seems to have infected my computer. It keeps redirecting me when I'm on in chrome and it shuts it down sometimes. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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i recently downloaded a program which i now want to remove. it gave me an uninstall option which when clicked brings up a blank window and nothing happens. when i try to uninstall through the control panel the same blank window appears.

Any suggestions?

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hello team i notice i have some damaged downloaded program files. Please see attachment. Is there anything i can delete there, and what can i do to fix the damaged ones? Im always trying to clean up unneccessary files, and programs etc. I dont know much but remember the list there was smaller. I do have 2 screenshots from the past if needed but this list got big quick, and seems to have lotsa damaged files?

You will need to be more specific as to what program this is in reference to .
Also if you could supply the other screen shots that would be of help also.

cheers

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Hi. I have downloaded a legal program but don't understand how to install it. The instructions said to extract the rar file which I've done but no joy. The instructions seem to assume some knowledge! I have the following files: an nfo file, 21 files named *.r00, *.r01 etc, an sfv file and a rar file which I have extracted...there are now a bin file and a cue file in an extracted files folder. What on earth do I do next? Please can someone help me with step by step instructions for a complete dummy !! Thanks.

Hello Rubi. I am a little confused with what kind of file you want help with so I am providing the instructions regarding the *.bin and *.cue files.

How Do I Use or Open Bin, Cue, or ISO Files?

If you are looking for instructions on extracting the *.rar and *.r01 files, then please go here.

Hope that helps.

-- Goku

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Hi guys, I downloaded a torrent program and it had imbeded spyware. I uninstalled it again but i'm not sure that I got rid of the extra spyware.
I am running vista

Here's my log :
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:14:19 PM, on 2/02/2008
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Toddler Keys\Toddler Keys.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Users\Lindsay\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = htt... Read more

I dont see any signs of malware in the log.Its fine.

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I use a program (downloaded from the internet) which has become a problem.
It has been OK, but when I updated it to the newer version, it made my startup and shutdown, real slow.
I have uninstalled the program and wiped all traces of it.
My PC then ran as fast as new.
Am I allowed, in this Forum, to say the name of the program?

I'd say so? Would help us to identify any common problems with said program. Maybe when you installed the new version, it added itself to the programs that start on boot. Could be something there.

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Hi I have just started using windows 10 on a new PC. I have tried to download an anti virus program. It downloads and installs (well it appears to) but the program is not there when finished. Not in the programs lists or on 'remove programs' either. I cant find any way of searching the PC like I did in XP or Vista 'search for all files and folders'. Is this option still there hidden away to make things more difficult? I am at the end of my tether with this. Any help would be appreciated thanks.

Also check as Windows Defender might already be activated and windows firewall may be blocking it

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The weather channel desktop 6 when attempting to remove in 'add or remove programs' I get the following message: wise uninstall
Could not open INSTALL.LOG file.
Another issue with:
Play 7 Wonders 2 in 'add or remove programs' the following popup appears - Fatal Error! Missing required resource!
Reinstallation is not going anywhere with these two programs
Unsure where these programs came from, if they are safe downloads or what kind of junk they carry with them, but I am not having much luck in removing them.
Laptop specs as follows:
Dell Latitude D630 X-86 based PC running windows xp pro service pack 3 build 2600
Anyone know how I can get past this problem?
Charlie

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called mgi video wave, it was a trial demo. Well now the trial is up, I rarely used it, I'm a newbie so can someone tell me how I get rid of the program and all its files? Since it was a trial demo if I decide to try it again at a later date, can I download the free trial again? Thanks for any suggestions....Cindoo
Hope I put this post in the right place.

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I have a Downloaded Program File entry, that has "unknown status", no creation date, and it says "none" under Last Accessed.

It does claim to be 4kb's in size.

This program file has no name, but instead, is a grouping of numbers and letters, all enclosed in parenthese..{}.

Highlighting it, and right clicking it only brings up the properties of the entry.

It cannot be deleted either from the keyboard, or from the menu...File>delete..Edit>cut.

The properties of this entry show it to be an Active X control, (with no creation date, no access date and no status. It does not appear to be damaged...it does not say that there are any damaged files associated with it).

I dont feel comfortable giving you the codebase http address, because Im not sure if it turns into a link that anyone can access. But I will tell you that it includes the words; fpdownload, macromedia, polarbear, ultrashim.cab

Using my search bar to go to that location brings me to a folder, with an apparent program that has yet to be installed.

There are 3 icons in this cab folder...a .dll icon, a configuration/notepad icon with the name "erma", and the remaining icon is an INSTALL icon.

Clicking on any of these icons brings up a command to "extract", or copy.

I do vaguely remember going to macromedia.com, (adobe.com) a couple of weeks ago, and downloading and installing the adobe flash player and the shockwave player. I seem to remember that when I first began us... Read more

http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2008/02/1075.htmlQUOTE SOPHOS:"Ultrashim.cab is normally a valid Macromedia Flash filename, and is a very good example of why you can?t trust files based on name alone. It?s pointed to in a similar way to last time so that it appears that Flash is asking you to download an update. But don?t be fooled, you definitely don?t want this ?update?."Submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis. Post back with the results.http://virusscan.jotti.org/http://www.virustotal.com/metodos.html

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I need help with trying to load a google earth and Itunes on to my computer.When I download the programs on to my laptop then double click on the icons to download the program it start up going through it`s normal process but then the process stops and a message comes up which says:

THIS INSTALLATION PACKAGE COULD NOT BE OPENED-VERIFY THAT THE PACKAGE EXISTS AND THAT YOU CAN ACCESS IT, OR CONTACT THE APPLICATION VENDOR TO VERIFY THAT THIS IS A VALID WINDOWS INSTALLER PACKAGE

I have downloaded both program on a different computer then saved it to cd but even this did not work it came up with the same message

With Vista it's a good idea to right click on the installer and select "Run as administrator".

I've installed the latest version of iTunes on several computers without any problems.
Google Earth, OTOH, fought me tooth and nail before I got it installed - not a real pleasant experience. It took a lot of googling to get it to work correctly!

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i have tried to download some anti virus software from CNET and half way through a window pops up asking me which program i want to use to run the software - i have no idea - help

apologies - more specifically - i am trying to run a piece of software downloaded from microsoft called microsoft security essential - a window pops up asking me to "choose which program you want to use to open this file" - help !

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I downloaded Norton Internet Security from the Net. Tried to install it but ran into a problem so I want to do an XP Home System Restore to a date earlier than the download. Doing so will lose all the recent downloaded Internet files so I need to find the NIS download file and burn it to CD before doing the restore. The desktop icon properties show the path but Windows Explorer only shows four temporary Internet folders, I think it creates new ones for each session, and I cannot find earlier ones. I've tried "show hidden files" but without success and have run a search in Explorer as well.

Where the download is saved depends on your browser settings and whether you selected a folder at the time.
If you can remember the name of the downloaded file (or part of it) you can do a search for that file. If you cannot remember go back to the download site and follow the links to download and at some stage the filename will be visible.

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My computers are both running Win 7 64-bit. I am thoroughly confused when it comes to placing programs that I download into their proper folders: That is, program files (x86) vs program files. I have read stuff on this, but still confused. for the most part, even when a dl'd program suggests being installed into PF, I, for whatever reason, place it into PF (x86). Although I have read that placing the program into the wrong folder may cause the program not to work properly, so far I have not had this problem...nor any other problems that I am aware of. Could someone please set me straight on this issue?

I let the installer put it where it is supposed to.

If I trust the software I trust they know best where it should be installed/placed.

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My wife has her separate user account in Windows 10 and I have mine. She needed to download Jobulator for her work. It asked for my password since I am listed as administrator. While she was signed on her account via Windows 10, she downloaded Jobulator. Now, when I sign on to my account I see her program listed and sitting on my screen. It stays on top of other windows and in reality I don't need or require the program. If I delete if from my main Windows screen will it delete it from her use? Thanks for the help.

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Hi,
I'm following the directions for removing the locked computer ransomware which says I need to download the appropriate version of Hitmanpro for the machine it will be used to repair.  I'm downloading it onto my good 64 bit machine so I can get it onto a USB drive as indicated.  Unfortunately, when I download the 32 bit version and try to run it so I can do that, I get an error message that the program has detected my machine is 64 bit, and I must go back to their website and download the "correct" 64 bit version.  Is there any way around this?

A:Hitmanpro won't let me use 32 bit program downloaded to 64 bit machine

You went here
copy that to the USB
Now insert that into the 32 machine and run it.

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I have a Downloaded Program File entry, that has "unknown status", no creation date, and it says "none" under Last Accessed.
It does claim to be 4kb's in size.

This program file has no name, but instead, is a grouping of numbers and letters, all enclosed in parenthese..{}.

Highlighting it, and right clicking it only brings up the properties of the entry.

It cannot be deleted either from the keyboard, or from the menu...File>delete..Edit>cut.

The properties of this entry show it to be an Active X control, (with no creation date, no access date and no status. It does not appear to be damaged...it does not say that there are any damaged files associated with it).
The "codebase" has an entry that I cannot put in here because it give access to my computer, and this program, (I think.)
Using my search bar to go to that location brings me to a folder, with an apparent program that has yet to be installed.

There are 3 icons in this cab folder...a .dll icon, a configuration/notepad icon with the name "erma", and the remaining icon is an INSTALL icon.
Clicking on any of these icons brings up a command to "extract", or copy.

I do vaguely remember going to macromedia.com, (adobe.com) a couple of weeks ago, and downloading and installing the adobe flash player and the shockwave player. I seem to remember that when I first began using my new computer with the vista OS, that these needed to be updated or installed to run so... Read more

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Hi
I have a desk top PC with Windows XP SP3 and use IE 8. When I clicked on Tools> Internet Options.>General Tab>Browsing History>Settings and then View Objects I found there were 17 entries with one dating back to 2005. Some entries are associated with programs that have long since been removed. Of the 17 files listed 10 were shown as "Installed" in the Status column while 6 were shown as"Damaged" and 1 as "Unknown".
Some of the "Damaged " files have either "none" in terms of size or "none" shown as a creation date.
Can anyone tell me whether or not it is safe to delete these entries?
Thank you.
NONIC

Hi -Have you attempted to go - Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup ?? Wait while it loads (can take a few minutes)Tick the boxes in there and click OK > OK - This removes many older built up files Now run Defrag (also in the same area System Tools) and see if many are removed -

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Hi All,

Win7Pro.

NetLimiter - The Ultimate Bandwidth Shaper

I've never tried it, just saw it on lifehacker and noticed it does provide info for individual applications.

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I was looking around my PC - internet prop, settings, view objects and found many DL program files. Some are listed more than once installed, same day and version; some status unknown; some total size '0'. Surely some can be deleted - if not all - but?? Surprised the control panels add-remove does not show these programs to be installed??Esp Java runtime enviroment? Where do these programs originate from?? I know the Java program I am running is 1.5.0. updated to 6 but it does not show in this file. Even found some Symantec Script Runner Class and RuFSI Utilit Class files installed created 6/06 but I deleted all AV system a long time ago??

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HELLO,
MY PROBLEM, WHICH COULD BE CHALLENGING.
I PURCHASED KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY 2010. IT DOWNLOADS BUT IT WILL NOT INSTALL. AFTER I GO THROUGH THE CONTRACTS A WINDOW SHOWS UP HEADED INSTALLMENT IN PROGRESS, AND BELOW THAT IT SAYS The PROGRAM FEATURES YOU SELECTED ARE BEING INSTALLED. A BAR CHART IN THE WINDOW SHOWS THE PROGRESS. wHEN THE BARGRAPH IS AT MAX, THE PROGRAM LOCKS UP CANT SHUT IT IUFF, IHADD TO TAKE THE BATTERY OUY FOR A FEW SECONDS SO THAT I COULD REBOOT. A KASPERSKY TECH SENT ME SEVERAL LINKS THAT HE WANTED TO LOK AY BUT AFTER GOING IN CIRCLES HE SAID IT IS A MICROSOFT ISSUE, I PAID \$90 ON THAT PROGRAM, BUT I THOUGHT OF YOU GUYS BEFORE I REQEST MY MONEY BACK, CAN YOU HELP? I AM ON STRESS LEAVE FROM WORK AND I AM STILL RECOVERING 4 HRS AFTER DEALING WIRH THAT TECH. HE CONFUSED THE HELL OUY OF ME.
ROGER NORTHALL

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Hi..I'm looking for some advice here..I cannot remove a program that was downloaded from bearshare. I've tried restarting in safe mode, going into deleting the program, but it keeps asking me to insert the disk I originally downloaded from--and I don't have it.

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hey whats up guys, i recently stumbled across a virus scanner on the internet that told me i had viruses on my computer and so i followed the instructions and it ended with "you have 20 viruses on your pc, please buy me now to get rid of them for only 69.99" and i was like uh no thanks already have a virus scanner. now this program will NOT GO AWAY, i cant get rid of it and its DRIVING ME F-ING CRAZY. it just keeps popping up and now i cant even pull up my ctrl alt delete end process thing. someone please HELP this thing is driving me CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! (pulls out all hair) i tried to download the hijackthis thing and post it but it wont even let me do that HEEEELP !!!!!!!!!!!

bump

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I only do what the voices in my head tell me to do...Click to expand...

All of the Downloaded Program Files on my WinXP were listed as "damaged". So... I went off road and just simply deleted the file...the Downloaded Programs File, not each seperate file, as I had some type of error when I tried to do so, I believe something about the file was being used somewhere else, to close everything and try again, but would not delete no matter what I closed down.

Now, go figure, there is no longer a Downloaded Program File on the system.

My question is...does this return when there are new files that are downloaded for use? Or???? This is sounding more and more like an X-Files case...should have not cancelled the show!

Thanx for your time and help!! Hopefully I will get it some day!!

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Hello,
While searching for programs/files to remove that I no longer use I opened my downloaded Programs file and found "Adult Links". (Yes my husband visits those sites) Anyhow, when I try to remove it, a box comes up with the following: "These program files are currently being used by one or more programs. Please close some programs and try again. You may have to restart Windows" I closed all programs except "Explorer and systray" and restarted, but it just won't go away. I've been trying for a couple of weeks now. Also if someone knows how to remove it, could there possibly be a way to block it from coming back?

I'd really appreciate any and all suggestions.
Thank you
Yvonne

Post the scan log from HijackThis
Unzip somewhere to keep and run hijackthis.exe - press Scan - the Scan button changes to a Save Log button
Save, and then copy and paste the entire log here.
Dont' choose to fix anything yet - most entries will be harmless

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Good evening everyone---

First, I will state that I'm using WinXP Home and IE6...

I was wondering if anyone could please tell me how to get the files within the C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files folder to appear? It used to display all the active x controls and plugins that I had downloaded, but now it shows zero items? However when I right click on the folder and choose properties it says it contains 6 files. They also do not appear under add/remove programs in control panel.

I would like to get these files to appear, so that I can right click on them and choose the remove option.

If it isn't possible to get these items to appear, is there some command I can execute in order to remove/unregister these active x controls/plugins?

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Hello, I downloaded a program from http://phyxer.info/ and the real site is phyxer.org. I downloaded the program from the phishing site and installed it, when I clicked on it, nothing happened so I went to googe and typed in the name and then was directed to the real site where it had news of a spoof site.

So what i've done so far is: i'm currently running a scan using nod32, I emailed the program to nod and kaspersky as well as the author of the original software at phyxer.org, and ran hijack this. Here is the log, what should I do guys any help is appreciated.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 2:39:44 PM, on 4/18/2007
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\WHSTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\WHSConnector.exe
C:\Program Files\Port Explorer\PortExplorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Maxthon.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32.exe

here is an image of port explorer with nothing but nod32 and basic startup programs running, note: whsconnect is windows home server so thats nothing to worry about.

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Hi Bleeping Computer,

A cracked program was installed onto my computer. I scanned my computer with malwarebytes and got rid of it, but I saw the program listed in the startup tab in the task manager menu.

I disabled it, ran malwarebytes again and the anti-virus said my computer was clean. I still see the cracked program listed and am not sure if my computer is actually clean.

Can you find the program to uninstall from "Programs and Features" or "Add or Remove Programs"?

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I had an anti-viral/spyware program auto-download to my laptop. After removing it desktop won't run. Have work limitedly through task manager. Program called AVGT. Any suggestions on how to remedy?

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Sorry for the lateness in a reply, but these forums are very busy

Are you still having this problem? If so, can you do the following:

Regards

eddie

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Hi All,

I'm new to vista, have just installed Home Premium yesterday, and having problems already

Vista just simply won't run or save a program or file that I have downloaded.

I am logged on as the administator, and when I try to download a program, if I try to run it, it will download it, the progress will go to 100%, then when i click run, it just vanishes and does nothing else?? If i click to save it first, it asks me where to save it to, then just vanishes.

I have a dual core 1.8 system, 2gig ram, and a 256 graphics card.

I've had a search on the 'net and can't find this problem anywhere, Can anyone help please?

Regards, fb

Hi fb902350. . .

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

Are you using IE7 or an alternate browser such as Firefox?

Regrards. . .

jcgriff2

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i recently was downlaoding a song from a torrent website and got infected from the file. it seems rather serious and i cant get anything done on my computer now with all the popups and system errors flashing up. please helpLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:09:54 AM, on 9/26/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program File... Read more

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Hi
I have both HP Photosmart Essentials and HP Photosmart Primier. I inadvertently checked for the Essentials to always open my photos, when I really want Primier. Where do I find that list of 'open with'? I have looked everywhere. Probably in the wrong places.
dbl

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Help
then spybot.search destroy
then hijackthis 1977

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:22:52 PM, on 4/17/2004
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Gearbox Connection Kit\bin\confsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S3tray2.exe
C:\Program Files\Config\ConfigHighSpeed\3.52.1010.10\IACLiM.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AIM95\aim.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\eber.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\Program Files\Sierra Imaging\Image Expert\IXApplet.exe
C:\Program Files\CallWave\IAM.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Gearbox Connection Kit\bin\gbConMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Gearbox Connection Kit\bin\gbdash.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for hijackthis1977.zip\Hija... Read more

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When opening a program i downloaded i get a error message, can anyone please give me some help on this one as i do not have a clue what it means or what i have to do. The error reads

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\file i downloaded.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

This has happened for a few programs i have tried to download and cant seem to get them to work

thanks for any help

Hello and to BC

Secondly, what type of program are you trying to download, if its a simple program such as an AV , or a free game or something like that, from a trusted site, it should not be giving you an error such as that

if its an older exe file maybe it just won't work with your xp, Just a couple of thoughts to toss out there
Hope to hear from you soon

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I downloaded an alarm clock program, and it's pretty cool, so I kept it. I wanted to keep it on top so I right clicked it and clicked a word I can no longer remember, but it wasn't "keep on top". Now my mouse cursor treats it as if it is no longer there (can't click on it) and the program, which name I can't remember, isn't in the add/remove programs list nor is it in google.history...So I'm confused, is this spyware? it seems like a cool little program, and it works fine, but since I chose the wrong command when I right clicked it I can't set up alarms like I wanted too. I need help......

What happens if you hold right click on the clock?

Check:
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps

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Hello, i'm wondering if it is possible to change a open with option back to unknown application on some files. i accidentally clicked open with the picture opener and its stuck on it now. how can i revert this? step by step if possible.

Thank you.

A:How to change a file's open with program to when i first downloaded it

Go to Default Programs in Control Panel open it, select Set your Default Programs. First off you need to know the extension of this file you do not want any program to open, example, jpeg, gif..etc.. Select each program that can open this file and uncheck that extension for it, then would be back to unknown.

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ok here's the deal, I have vista home premium, lately the computer when starting, and sometimes during operation desktop loses icons they go into system32 folder,the program "Hulu" will not run. Also there are some important vista updates that will not install. Can anyone out there give me a little assistance...

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When I click on Internet Options, Settings, view objects. Under dependency all show damaged. Is this right? I am running IE 7, Windows XP Home Edition and using Service Pack 3. I have been trying to get help and noone has responded. It won't let me delete disabled downloaded Active x controls.

I see no Settings tab in IE 7 .

Louis

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I have Windows XP 2005 which had the Norton Security pack with McAfee Firewall and McAfee Anitivirus. The antivirus expired. Oops on my part. I purchased and downloaded The Shield Deluxe 2008. Immediately I had windows popping up that stated - Detected: Riskware: Invader and messages of processes trying to inject into other processes. I have no clue what this means or the action to take. Is anyone familiar with this? I uninstalled the McAfee antivirus from Add/Remove. I don't know if I should uninstall The Shield or if it is actually working. Is there hope?
ritap

A:Downloaded New Antivirus Program And Can't Begin To Figure Out What's Going On

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/pcsecurityshield.comyou have been taken advantage of, now we need to see what they put on your computer

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So I accidentally downloaded an antivirus program that is really a virus.

It really sucks. Internet explorer refuses to work. Task manager has been disabled by the administrator. Any program that operates under windows explorer fails to run properly. This makes it very difficult to use the computer.
What exactly is wrong? Do I need to repair the registry? What if I did not make a backup?
This problem has been plaguing me for a long time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kevin

A:So I accidentally downloaded an antivirus program that is really a virus.

Hello CL Smooth.

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Had a few machines that do this now, after the infection is COMPLETELY gone... you get couldn't be downloaded for anything you download in IE. Repairing/Reinstalling IE doesn't help, replacing windows defender program folder does not help.

Experienced this on vista/7 x86/x64

A:How to fix "program couldn't be downloaded" in IE after removing infections?

FYI works in other profiles, not just the one that was originally infected... so it's some sort of registry key issue for currentuser

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Hi, I am still having a problem trying to get rid of a file dealing with Dialer.one0none. The only time this shows up is when running Norton Anti Virus scan, as being in c:/windows/downloaded program files\109554.exe. I cannot delete it using NAV. When searching for this file, it is no where to be found.
My question is this, Can I delete the entire contents of the c:/windows/downloaded program files? Maybe this would get rid of it.
I am running Windows XP Home ed. I am on cable and do not have my phone connected to the computer. There don't seem to be any problems other than this keeps coming up on my virus scan as a threat and when I try to delete it, it fails. I have tried the Safe Mode way, also have submitted a HJT Log earlier. I just need to know if the c:/windows/downloaded program files is needed. Thanks for your help. Roger

yes, you can safely delete the contents of that folder.

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Hello
I have written a VB6 program.
I would in the near future like to make a Web-Site where people can download this program and it will automatically install on there computer. How is this done?

Could somebody please explain what I need, and how to do the above. Even how they access my VB6 program from the Web-Site, ready to download.
A Big Thanks

Gary.

A:Packaging a VB6 Program for self setup on a Clients Computer when downloaded from Web

If the program just needs to have files put into a folder to install, you could just create a ZIP file containing the necessary files. One step above that would be a self-extracting zip file.

If you need an installer that presents the licensing agreement, allows them to do custom installs, modifies the registry, etc then go with an installer package such as Inno Setup Compiler.

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SPECS: Asus G50VT using Windows Vista Home Premium x64, a 2.13 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo CPU, 4GB Installed Memory. Anything else please ask, I will give it to you from my Belarc Advisor Computer Profile

Welcome
The best course of action, in this situation, is to remove the problem download with a system restore. Go back to at least a day before the problem began. YOur stuff should not be affected.
System Restore - How to

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My IE proxy address was deleted by a program I downloaded. I have since deleted the program but cannot sign into my yahoo email account. The proxy address was deleted. How do I know what this address and port should be

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Hi,

In c:\ windows\downloaded program files, I see references to Java and Shockwave. But there are a number of files in this folder that I do not see. I have all files visible in the folder options.

I know that there are other files in this folder because I can see them when using command.exe.

Thanks

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Hello i just installed vista inspirat 2 form crystalxp.net its a program that changes ur xp yo look like vista for example,it changes icons to vista icons and the theme.but today i was doing research on it and i heard it changes system files!!! im worried now!!! because when i go to click on user accounts it doesnt appear it just gives me a blank window!!! also when i click on system restore it gives me a blank window!!! im wondering if this is bad? and if vista inspirat is good?please help me out

A:I downloaded a program called vista inspirat 2 for my xp i think i may have a problem

Hi, I don't know what you can do about the blank windows...but, here is how you can uninstall the Vista Inspirat pack

http://www.crystalxp.net/bricopack/en-precautions.htm

You use the Recovery Console, not the Restore Console as it says at that site.

You may not know how to use the Console, so here you go:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial117.html

To start the Recovery Console directly from the Windows XP CD you would do the following:

Insert the Windows XP cd in your computer.
Restart your computer so you are booting off of the CD.
When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press the R button on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.
The Recovery Console will start and ask you which Windows installation you would like to log on to. If you have multiple Windows installations, it will list each one, and you would enter the number associated with the installation you would like to work on and press enter. If you have just one Windows installation, type 1 and press enter.
It will then prompt you for the Administrator's password. If there is no password, simply press enter. Otherwise type in the password and then press enter. If you do not know your password then see this.
If you entered the correct password you will now be presented with a C:\Windows> prompt and you can start using the Recovery Console.Click to expand...

Now, you just type in the command as it says at the crystalxp.net page....

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my wife downloaded a dialer chat program that totally removed adaware is there any way to restrict this from happening agian?

the os is xp

go here http://forums.net-integration.net/index.php?showtopic=3051 for info on how to tighten your security settings and how to help prevent future attacks.
The Immunize feature in Spybot used in conjunction with SpywareBlaster , SpywareGuard and weekly scans with Spybot and Adaware will go a long way toward keeping your PC free of these pests..

Important!: ALWAYS check for updated detections and referencefiles before scanning with Spybot and Adaware. And be sure to check for updates to SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard on a weekly basis.

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How do you recover lost/damaged files from a damaged disk (external)?

I'm not sure if its just damaged or crammed way too full but it started when I plugged it into another computer at the front along with another hard drive which I've never done at that particular computer before but I thought it would be fine since I always plug in both at the back of my own computer.
At the other computer this disk disappeared and only the other one showed up. So I plugged out the other one and tried to make it show up. It didn't and when i plugged it out "Drive H:\ needs to be formatted" showed up" I just kept trying at all the usb ports to failure.
I tried to plug it in my computer and my laptop leading to the same result.

I'm talking about a "1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Seagate", image http://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/seagate_goflex_review_05.jpg. I took the butt part out and installed it in my computer directly. I think that's when the chkdsk utility showed up after windows started. I let it run when it started up. it finally showed up! The files still worked. but it was still almost full so I bought a new hard drive to transfer the files to and then format the old one and start clean, or so to say.

I plugged in my new hard drive and tried to transfer some files. It transferred some, but others gave me a few errors in transferring. Then I tried to transfer it to my laptop. It can't transfer directly from one external ha... Read more

A:Recover lost/damaged files from damaged external disk?

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i m using vista home premium 32 sp2..
Machine! Hp Dv6 Core 2 duo 2.10GHZ -3 GB RAM- 512MB AtI Gaming card....
i have got 2 major problems now !!!!
1) in Windows/downloaded program files i have got a file which is damaged and when i right clicked on it. only Properties occurs! and that thing i basically got from IE's(Version 8) Tools>Options under the heading of browsing setting> and View Objects...

2)i don;t know what is the problem with my IE8 whenever i open Hp's website it wouldnt opened and for other websites it words but for a very few minutes. but after that i get the error that the webpage can't be displayed---- but In google Chrome it works gr8 ..

Originally Posted by amar4ever

i m using vista home premium 32 sp2..
Machine! Hp Dv6 Core 2 duo 2.10GHZ -3 GB RAM- 512MB AtI Gaming card....
i have got 2 major problems now !!!!
1) in Windows/downloaded program files i have got a file which is damaged and when i right clicked on it. only Properties occurs! and that thing i basically got from IE's(Version 8) Tools>Options under the heading of browsing setting> and View Objects...

2)i don;t know what is the problem with my IE8 whenever i open Hp's website it wouldnt opened and for other websites it words but for a very few minutes. but after that i get the error that the webpage can't be displayed---- but In google Chrome it works gr8 ..

Hello amar4ever;

Cannot Rename or Move a File or Folder in Vista Fix

If not there are some other steps we can take.

Cheers!
Robert

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I downloaded a free software for editting and burning my home digital video tapes to DVD, "BurnToDisk" via forum.videohelp.com. But when I try to open it I get a message, MSVCR100.dll can't be found. How do I replace it. Or do you know of/should I try a different editting software? I can still open and use the free software that came with various cameras I have bought over the years. But their bit rate onto the final DVD is too low and I am getting blur/checkering (pixelation?) on action scenes.

A:Downloaded a free DVD editting /Burn program but MSVCR100.dll missing pops up?

See this Microsoft fix which sounds like the same problem you have.

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I understand the process of how to remove downloaded Active X controls using the Disk Cleanup Utility.

My question is, exactly how many versions of the same Active X control do I need to keep?

For example, I have 3 Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0 controls showing in the list.
Two of them were installed on 07-28-2010 and are both for updates. They appear to be the same kind of control as each other.

The third is called "Classic Java plug in for Netscape and ..?' which I don't know where that came from....if it was an option in an update, I didn't choose it. I wouldn't choose that because I don't have/use Netscape. It was installed on 2-2-2011.

Can I remove the classic plug in for Netscape and one of the other update controls?

Thanks!
p.s.....I am utilizing your suggestion page about "Slow Computers/browser ..check here first". this is where my question originates from. I run XP Professional Service Pack 3.

In order to remove older Java Installations we recommed this: JavaRA it remove all older versions of Java.

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Hello, Please help me. I have Windows 2000 Professional. I'm pretty new to all this as I have only had a computer for about a week. I got some adware threats detected by Norton Antivirus 2004 and have done a lot of reading up and I am now tring to delete them.

One of the removal instructions provided by Norton promps me to delete a file in C:\Winnt\Downloaded Program Files but when I go to view this folder it looks like there are no files inside. Now, I know there are files in there as Norton Antivirus has picked up one in there and when I view the proporties for that folder it states there are 12 files inside but when I view the folder with Windows Explorer it appears empty!

I've gone into folder option and changed the settings so it shows hidden files and hidden system files yet this still doesn't let me view the files in this folder. How can I delete this file if I am unable to view it?

If anyone can point me to a turorial that explains this or explain it to me I would really appreciate this.

Cheers, Luke.

I'm assuming you have done this to Show hidden files and folders:
Go to Control Panel/Folder Options/View and select "Show hidden files and folders"

Also,place a check in "Display the contents of system folders"
And,uncheck "Hide protected operating system files(Recommended)"

If the above doesn't work try this:
Create the REG_DWORD ShowSuperHidden (if it doesn't already exist) Set the value to 1, click OK, and close the Registry editor

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I just downloaded a free trial of Macromedia Fireworks and am unable to use it. An error box pops us saying it cannot find " SN.DLL " and that if I uninstall and reinstall the progrm it might help. I did it but it did not help. I was cleaning my computer yesterday and might have deleted it by an accident. Is there anyway I can fix this problem? Thanks in advance

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In internet options under temporary internet files and then under settings view objects there 5 java runtime environment active X controls with yellow exclamation points. Is this supposed to be this way and if not how do I fix this? Also, the setting in my temp internet files folder is set at 1192. Is this correct or should it be changed?

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Right..
My pc suddenly switched off 2 days ago and never switched on again. I have been testing the system compnents since then with some spare compnents that I have. Here are the facts:
Power Supply doesn't seem to work at all although when connected to the motherboard the light on the mobo switches on.
Moterboard works when CPU is missing.
CPU & PSU fans are clean.
I dont know if I should check something else so I am open to suggestions.

Details of the system.
1 GB RAM
Pentium 4 @ 2GHz
Mainboard ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe
160 Gb Maxtor 10

Any help will be much apppreciated

A:Damaged Mobo? Damaged CPU? Or something else...?

Instantly dying computer = PSU death

Don't let the light on the motherboard throw you off, since it is very likely a dead PSU. Fortunately, it's one of the cheapest things to replace, unless you have some oddball PC case that requires a special sized PSU. Hopefully you just have a standard ATX power supply to replace - swap it out with a known working spare or buy a replacement and try that first. Check back if that doesn't fix it.

Out of curiosity, what do you mean when you say "Moterboard works when CPU is missing." I have yet to run into a motherboard that does much of anything without a CPU installed.

RHH

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I really need these JPG's but they cannot be viewed so I assume the files got damaged somehow. Is there anyway to fix these - I have tried a hex editor with no luck. Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks,
Betty

A:Damaged JPG

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lol i dropped a screwdriver on my motherboard (biostar M7VIT-800) it made a little 2mm scratch but it dosnt seem damaged coz i ts runing pretty normal like always.. should i be worried??

A:lol is it damaged?

I wouldn't be, if it runs just fine. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Using my Laptop)Is this the end? http://support.gateway.com/s/issues/2-976684501.shtmlA worm hit me yesterday,10:00PM when i was just using my wmp11,all of a sudden,wmp11 exit then i reopened it but found out that all of my Playlist were clean swipe so i tried restoring them after a few minutes,my PC restarted,then whent back to the log-in screen so typed my password to log-in then continued onI was suspecting this could be cause bu malware at that time or probably even hardware/software failure or system errors can be the cause until yet,i tried AVG Anti-Virus Professional for scanning+HJT log was produced after a few minutes,PC restarted again and so my AVG can't complete a full system scan soi logged-in again and saw this terrifying message in my screen shown on the link aboveWhen i clicked on start,coudn't even see "Shutdown" so it was sort of hopeless but i was even more dull since i haven't at this time notice i was actually hit by a worm which spreads so fast in multiple networks and should have taken off the Internet Connection,luckily my laptop was offline and would act as a backup force for me to disinfect me computer But the good thing was i remembered some keywords like"Isass.exe/NT AuthoritySystem" which gave me another chance to disinfect my computer and the chances of deflecting that worm was low since i only had one Real-Time protection which was AVG,IE and firefox also has some errors opening and would only close downWill try putting the H... Read more

A:Got Hit,seriously Damaged!

Ok i got out of the problem ny reformatt since it took far more serious sudden bsods restarts
which was almost impossible to complete such a fix
Here is my HJT log after the reformatt pls.check if there are any remaining pieces of malware
And especially since i found out that my drive D wasn't reformatted

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:57:42 PM, on 6/18/2007
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

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Hello All,

I have a little problem maybe someone has a answer for me.

I have a WD 250 GB HDD labeled as the D Drive.

Well this morning I cannot get to it from windows at all a error message pops up

saying MBR is corrupted or unreadable and that is it, the drive has worked flawlessly

until the past week.

Whenever I copied a file to it then tried to view or play it it wouldn't let me into the

folder where i placed it saying a similiar message the folder has become corrupted

and locked me out as to say.

Today the system doesn't even recognize the drive at all.

Any suggestions or ideas thanks in advance for all and anyhelp

Sincerely

Tumang

A:HDD MBR Damaged

Got the Full Operating System on CD

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Q: damaged

I found a item in my computer it is trafficsyndicate the status say's damaged do i need to get this repaired or will it harm my pc

A:damaged

Spyware. Google Spybot and give that one a shot. Try also adaware. Might be a good idea to post a hijackthis log, to see if you've got anything else.

Spybot --

Hijackthis! --

Now,

Run Spybot, select 'search for updates'
Scan using Spybot.

Run Adaware, same thing, update it, then scan.

Unzip Hijackthis to a new folder, like C:\Program Files\Hijackthis.
Run hijack, press scan, then save log, note where you saved it. Open notepad and open the hijack log. Select all and the copy paste it here.

Good Luck

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