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McAfee Continues to Harm WinPatrol Users

Q: McAfee Continues to Harm WinPatrol Users

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Two weeks ago McAfee changed one of their signature files and it started to tell all their customers our WinPatrol setup programs was a dangerous Trojan named Artemis!4FAE1D776481. A week ago I finally found the correct procedure to submit my file and report their ?false-positive? error. I was told by an automated Email that their test was inconclusive and the file was being sent to Bangalore India for more research.


Bill re-created the WinPatrol setup program by purchasing a new install package called Tarma InstallMate 7. McAfee not does report a false problem with this new setup. If you are still a McAfee user, you can download the new installation file from BillP Studios Download Page.

Full story: Bits from Bill: McAfee Continues to Harm WinPatrol Users

A: McAfee Continues to Harm WinPatrol Users

McAfee sucks again!!

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Hi

I would very much appreciate some help with this issue.

I have McAfee internet protection installed as well as Win Patrol (scotty)
Today after running a scan, McAfee detected a trojan. It said to restart my PC in order for it to be removed which I did. I ran another scan and the trojan was not picked up. However, win patrol is not giving New Program Alerts on a regular basis, warning of the addition of a program start-up setting: C:\Documents and Settings\Dave\Application Data\Ebbee\guly.exe

Not sure what that is but I am always pressing No so as not to allow this.

I have also noticed, since the trojan was detected, that Firefox will no longer run and gives a memory error on startup. Also, my system has slowed down.

I have run a HiJack this Log and would very much appreciate someones help in interpreting it:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 22:19:12, on 22/07/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

A:WinPatrol Alerts, Mcafee trojan detected and other problems

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Hey all. I just got my new computer yesterday, hence joining this forum, and I'm so glad something like this exists.
Anyway, I installed McAfee's Internet security yesterday, then I happen to win a license for Kaspersky's Suite. I uninstalled McAfee and during the Kaspersky install it says McAfee is still on board??? So I search and find a few throw away folders with McAfee's name on them, so I delete them also. I try again, it still says I have it. I finally throw my hands up and install the entire McAfee Suite yet again with 'Your Uninstaller2008' by my side this time, hoping this will catch something I'm not. Yet AGAIN, it says I need to uninstall McAfee before I can proceed with the Kaspersky install.

Can someone please help me out with this?

Thank you so much.

chad

A:Kaspesky won't install, continues saying McAfee still on board??? Help!!!

Hi chad and welcome to Vista Forums

Have a look at the instructions here: How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)

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I would like to know if any of you have noticed this problem with McAfee VirusScan Online 8.0.26 :

I posted a few times here for system slowdowns. My best example would be my «Display Properties» taking 6 or 7 seconds to appear on screen instead of appearing instantly like before. I formated my system to correct the problem because I didn't know what caused it. As soon as I installed my antivirus, the slowdown began again. As soon as I deactivate the antivirus, everything comes back to normal.

I started having this problem about 2 months ago. I had this antivirus for about 3 years without any problems. I've always been satisfied with it. One of the last automatic updates has some kind of major bug I'm afraid.

I've contacted McAfee. The technician with whom I've been talking with couldn't help me with this. He never heard about this issue. He said that he was going to do a research and come back to me. That was 2 days ago.

I think it's a relatively new problem for McAfee and they will need more complaints to do something. I'm sure some of you using this software have noticed a slowdown of your system without knowing why. Try deactivating the antivirus to see.

I always loved this antivirus because of all the automatic updates of the program and of virus information. I want to stay with it but a solution will have to be found.

Thank you
 

A:For McAfee users

Ok forget about it. I will get rid of McAfee and install NOD32. I just read that McAfee was known as one of the biggest system ressource consumer. I will flush them right away.
 

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Today!

McAfee update causes havoc among PC users
Posted on : Tue, 14 Mar 2006 10:12:00 GMT | Author : Roland Waite
News Category : Technology
NEW YORK: Anti-virus programme maker McAfee Inc. has admitted that its update for a number of virus-scanning products caused havoc Friday in corporate and consumer systems using the virus protection products when a virus definition file triggered the quarantine or deletion function for several executable files, including Microsoft's Excel.

The problem occurred when the company released its DAT file -- or virus definition file -- No 4715 as part of a daily updating routine and intended to refine McAfee anti-virus products' capability to catch the W95/CTX virus. In a matter of minutes, the company's customers started seeing an unusual number of files being quarantined or deleted by scans using the newly-released update.

While excel.exe was the most affected, the list of exe files released by McAfee as having affected by the update was of seven pages. Users complained that the anti-virus programme tried to remove files including Perl, Sysinternals' PcTools suite, various Oracle binaries, Dell OpenManage, Google Toolbar installer and programs that run Macromedia Flash Player, Sun's Java application and Adobe update manager.

The system either deleted the concerned files or removed them into a separate folder as per settings decided by the user. McAfee claimed the files were moved or deleted during scheduled ... Read more

A:Warning McAfee users!

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Please read the note posted here.ref: ...DAT files being released on May 15th, 2007 (currently schedule to be 5031 Dat Version), and all subsequent DAT files, will no longer function with the 4400 scan engine. Any products still running the 4400 scan engine that receive the May 15th, or later, DAT release will no longer provide protection for the systems on which they are installed.

A:Notice For Mcafee Users

Quietman,
For those who have McAfee products, how would they tell if they have the 4400 scan engine that this notice is referring to?

-- Jesse

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Quote: Originally Posted by Neowin.net


Wide spread reports are hitting the web that McAfee Antivirus update is causing major issues with end users PC?s. Reports are coming in that the ?update to Dat 5958? is killing SVCHOST.exe.

As reports are surfacing in our forums and across the web, the issue appears to be wide spread and u2_storm is saying that ?We have received thousands of reports indicating some issues with McAfee DAT 5958 causing Windows XP SP3 clients to be locked out?. Currently the only possible solution may be to downgrade your client to downgrading to 5957 and restoring SVChost.exe.


Read the full article here.

A:McAfee update is locking users out of their systems

WOW! The latest is that McAfee will have a fix today 4/21/10

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Hi,
Last week McAfee security centre wouldn't open, sidebar gadgets wouldn't work and couldn't get past certain points on many of our usual websites for all four users on our new computer (only a month old) All products are now working on my user account (administrator) but they still won't work on the other three user accounts.

We have Vista Home Premium (x32), use McAfee security centre version 8. The computer is a Hewlitt Packard model name a6150a/product #GS292AA-ABG

I've tried system restore, uninstalling/reinstalling McAfee virus scan but have had no luck.
It's very frustrating for the other members of my family not being able to access their favourite sites properly (eg lets you log in but then nothing) etc etc

I have no idea what else to try so would appreciate any advice!
 

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Is there a way to disable the sys tray on a client session? The reason is I installed McAfee Netshield and the icon comes up in the sys tray on the clients and they are able to make changes in it.
 

A:{Advice Offered} - How can I stop users from changing McAfee settings?

Greetings

There was a person I once worked with, who had this saying : "You are throwing the baby out with the bath water" (and if he ever finds out I am using it, he will never let me live it down, as I always made fun of him when he used it).

The problem is NOT the system tray. The problem is with NetShield. Here is a better solution.

1) In the McAfee services, in Control Panel / services, you can unclick the option to Interact with the user's desktop.

No interact with the desktop, no icon in the tray.

Hope this helps

------------------
Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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Hi friens....?

What is the meaning of Pop-ups? will they Harm our PC??

whenever, I am surfing the Internet, it will show your IE blocks the
Pop-ups??

pls help me???

thank you

A:What r Pop-ups in IE?will dey Harm d PC??

You can enable/disable pop-ups via IE Tools menu, Pop-up Blocker; also configure Settings.

Pop-ups are those separate dialogs that so up on WEB sites. Most are advertisements, but others are used when you clicks a site's Help (for example) or any other site function where they use non-advertising Pop-ups.

What you really MAY want is an Add Blocker, which will block only advertisement pop-ups and side-panels. But even Add Blockers MAY cause problems in sites that require adds to work. Example; MSN Videos have add videos that run between the videos you select, an active Add Blocker will prevent the video playing.

At home and work I use 2 browsers, IE6 and Maxthon. Maxthon comes with an integrated Add Blocker & Pop-up Blocker (and more).

So I run IE6 with the Pop-up Blocker disabled and Maxthon with both Add Blocker & Pop-up Blocker enabled.

RELATED ISSUE: Browser security

To protect your system from malware that comes in via your Browser, I highly recommend SpyBot Search and Destroy (donationware) Which we use at work (I'm the local IT Tech) and I use at home since Win3.1 days.

The Browser protection is provided by the Immunize function. It immunizes your browser from malware intrusions.

Notes on SpyBot S&D:After a definition Update, immediately run SpyBot Immunization (scan is optional, but suggest monthly)
DO not install Shredder and Context menu options, nor use TeaTimer

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Hello guys,

I have been wondering if it will do any harm if I leave my PC plugged in all the time?

Your advice please.

A:Will it do any harm...?

As a rule, no it wont... you might want to check your power plan and customize the turn off times for your monitor and drives though...

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Having got a new DVD-RW I am concerned about my FSB overclock. The DVD-RW is a Pioneer 104 drive.

Can anyone put my mind at rest?


Cheers
 

A:FSB Overclocking will it harm my DVD-RW?

You should be fine up to 38 Mhz PCI before data corruption occurs. No Physical harm will occur to the Drive.
 

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A:What is this mrt.exe._p ..will it harm my computer

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Has anyone ever called HP support for help with their PC with the result that the support technicial did not know what he or she was doing?  With the result that the PC was almost unuseable after the technicia finished "fixing" the problem?.  If so, what recourse did you have with HP about the damage done to your PC?

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Hi my friend asked for one of these and i just downloaded it and it seems to work fine. But i never heard of softpedia and i dont want to give him a link to a virus or anything. So i would appreciate it if anyone could scan this file.
This is the mirror i used

File urls removed to protect members - rigel

A:Can This Program Cause Harm To My Cpu?

Unusual request. You or your friend can scan the file after it is downloaded. Here is one online scan that you scan either one file or the entire computer. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=k...G=Google+SearchYou may be able to scan just one file with the antivirus and antispyware you already have on your computer. Just go to file and right click and see if that feature is available in the popup that opens. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Here is another link where you can submit up to a 10mb file and it will scan with l9 programs.http://virusscan.jotti.org/

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Anyone please tell me in the Cd-rom drive or Cd-writer if we use a liquid lens cleaner (two brushes on the silver side of the CD) then there is any harm to drive or lens or it is good to use simple lens cleaner. Please tell me which is more effective and recommended.
 

A:Harm to drive

If used following the instructions it should extend the life of your drive. The Liquid Lens cleaner should be more effective but I have never used one.
 

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dear tech support guy, I've been given an on board type modem and i want to fit it into my PC. It's made by ASKEY model no FB V1414VQH-U it has a sticker to say it comlies with BT. Im worried because the connector strips on the motherboard are longer than the connectors on the modem. The modem will physically fit ok into my PC But it only uses up about two thirds of the connector strip. Is that OK? Some people say that the motherboard should have long and short connectors for different jobs, and some people say that its OK to plug in and try it cos IT CANT DO ANY HARM. Well i dont know about that, but they arent gonna get me another PC if it does. So im asking first. The PC is a DELL Dimension P60. Running WIN 95. Thanks for any advice, John.
 

A:can this p&p modem harm my PC?

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people help. please help me. please help me. please help me.
 

A:**** yahweh. it is harm. nothing more.

can you be more specific about your problem so we can offer help
if you think that you have an infection on the computer then

follow advice here and post the logs those programs make
 

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A while back, I had to take my computer to my univeristy's ResNet to get it fixed because I couldn't gain access to it because I thought someone hacked into it and changed my password (I was wrong). When I got my computer back, it had a bunch of different anti-virus softwares on it, one of which was ComboFix. I am unsure about this program. What exactly does it do, and does it pose any danger to my computer? I'm worried that when I connect to my external hard drives, all my data will be lost on them. Is this possible?Edit: Moved topic from General Security to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:What is ComboFix and can it do any harm to my computer

ComboFix is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for general public or personal use. As such, no one should be using Combofix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer.
 
 
:Uninstall ComboFix:

turn off all active protection softwarepush the "windows key" + "R" (between the "Ctrl" button and "Alt" Button)please copy and past the following into the box ComboFix /Uninstall and click OK.Note the space between the X and the /Uninstall, it needs to be there.

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Sup guys
the computer was normally and it was fast but today when I was running a game It was too laggy and I fit its recommanded requirments, I decided to end some process and close some programs I found " wowexec.exe" and its mem Usage not shown it was strange to have a process with a Space at the first and not shown its Mem Usage and I think its the reason of this lag so any one if its a virus adware trojan server anything or its a normal process
didnt have this process before...
I attached a Screen Shot for the Task Manger

A:is wowexec.exe harm process?

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Originally Posted by youngmuslm


Sup guys
the computer was normally and it was fast but today when I was running a game It was too laggy and I fit its recommanded requirments, I decided to end some process and close some programs I found " wowexec.exe" and its mem Usage not shown it was strange to have a process with a Space at the first and not shown its Mem Usage and I think its the reason of this lag so any one if its a virus adware trojan server anything or its a normal process
didnt have this process before...
I attached a Screen Shot for the Task Manger





Check it out here:

http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/Sys...owexec.exe.htm

It maybe a virus or it maybe legit.

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I was told by a reasonably knowledgeable person that it's best not to play online jigsaw puzzles because it is hard on one's computer. I used to enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles on the computer and wonder if there is truth to this advice. He said there is so much involved in making an online jigsaw puzzle function that this would wear out the computer faster than with other use. I'd appreciate any comment from a technologically savvy person. Thank you in advance.
 

A:Solved: Will this harm my computer?

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Can powder made from writing with a pencil do harm to a desktop or laptop? Everytime someone in the house uses a pencil, a lot of graphite powder seems to be made. Can this get into any of my PCs since sometimes they use pencils right next to them? Will it just do the same damage as dust does, which I try to clean out when I have time? Also, sometimes, I accidentally hit my laptop with a pencil. Can graphite leave a scratch on the plastic shell of my laptop?

A:Can powder from pencils do harm to PCs

hi,

i do not think you have to worry to much about the graphite from pencils. they would be so small like any other dust particals getting into the computer.

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Recently I was swapping old drives in and out with various versions of Windows on them when the drive and motherboard fried. Was this my fault? Did a drive crash damage the motherboard, or vice versa? I now have a new system, running XP, but hesitate to put old Win 2000 & 98 drives in for fear of another crash. What are the compatibility issues here?
 

A:Will drives with different OS harm the motherboard?

Of course not! There are no compatibility issues. At various times, I've had drives installed with a mix of everything from MS-DOS to Linux, and none of the systems blew up.
 

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Hello everyone, i do hope someone can help before i eat my laptop!!

Ok, i bought a new samsung NP300 laptop and all is well :-) Lat week i bought a new blank hard internal harddrive (for back up) I put it into my new laptop and reloaded windows using the recovery CD that came with the computer and everything loaded up fine ... apart from i cant get online (no wireless connnections detected)
after some reading i worked out that the driver for internet is not loaded (im not sure if the driver is called a wiress driver, network adapter driver or its real name. However i went into device manager and there was lots of those little warning icons under network adapters.

I tried to 'update drive' but it couldnt find one as i cant get online. i tried searching for 'update driver' on the recovery cd but no joy. I then put the original hard drive back in and in device manager found out that my network card / adapter is an Intel centrino n130, I then spent all day searching and for this driver and couldnt find the exact driver anywhere, not even on the intel website.

i did find one zip file with drivers on that said were for centrino n130 and i moved these into the system32 / driver folder but still no joy!

can anyone help :-( pleeeeeeeeeeease

A:wireless problem - before i self harm! :-(

and welcome to the Forum

You should find all the drivers here:

Samsung

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I just setup a new ASUS mb with build in nVidia RAID. I have 3 SATA drives configured for RAID5 and I want to test it out to see how it will handle a failure of one of the drives.

Will unplugging the data or power cable on one of the drives cause any harm to it? This will be done while the PC is powered on. Would ether the data or power be better or worse than the other?

I have hot swapped floppy drives before, but this is the 1st time I have wanted to test a RAID setup.

Thanks.
 

A:Will this harm my SATA drive?

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Sleep, stand by or hibernate?

First of all - I have a laptop. I dont quite get the difference between all three. What I normally do is, when I want to go for a few hours, I just close my laptop, and thats it. Then after I get home I open it again to be used. Overnight, though, I just simply shut it down.

Question is, what I did above - is it called standby or sleep?

Forgetting my method above, what is the best way that will do minimum harm to my computer yet saves most energy? Is it sleep standby or hibernate?
Thank you Bleepingcomputer people

A:Which one will do minimum harm to my computer

Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player?the computer immediately stops what it?s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.

Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops. While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

Hybrid sleep is designed primarily for desktop computers. Hybrid sleep is a combination of sleep and hibernate?it puts any open documents and programs in memory and on your hard disk, and then puts your computer into a low-power state so that you can quickly resume your work. That way, if a power failure occurs, Windows can restore your work from your hard disk. When hybrid sleep is turned on, putting your computer into sleep automatically puts your computer into hybrid sleep. Hybrid sleep is typically turned on by default on desktop computers.

That is from Microsoft.com. Standby is the hybrid sleep mode. On a Windows based co... Read more

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can you update the adw cleaner I have tried to use the one through you have here and my computer says that it will harm my computer help me please

A:adw cleaner will harm my computer

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

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I have encountered some nasty viruses etc including some that stopped my windows updates. (I am operating on w/ XP on a Inspiron 6400) - I have managed to fix the updating problem, but still have some bad stuff b/c the resolution of my screen is blurry and my system is operating very-very slowly. I have tried to remove (O23 - Service: McAfee Online Backup (MOBKbackup) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee Online Backup\MOBKbackup.exe) a number of times but have been unsuccessful - that is my reasoning that it is bad. Am I totally off base? Also in the same regard I can not get rid of (O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service NVSvcALG (NVSvcALG) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\adsldpcy.exe (file missing) - Please advice.Also this is my first post so I am not real sure if it makes any sense - ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 3:10:51 PM, on 7/13/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32&#... Read more

A:IS- O23 - Service: McAfee Online Backup (MOBKbackup) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee Online Backup\MOBK...

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. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. 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 ... Read more

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Just wondering, for example today my brother was shutting it down, but he turned it off at the plug while it was still mid-shut down for some reason, must've got bored waiting. Anyway, i think it says to wait while it shuts down, so there must be some reason to shut it down properly. Anyone know anything about this, can it do any harm etc (we do normally shut it down properly by the way, we arent that bad).

A:Does it do any harm to shut down the computer incorrectly?

It can have some bad effects, It may corrupt system files and lead to a troublesome boot next time round.

Is your computer not set to shut down automatically??

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I'd like to remove HP PC Doctor off of my PC and am wondering if it's ok to do. I understood that this tool wasn't added after XP BUT it's on my Windows 7 OS and I find it very intrusive. Thanks for any and all answers.

A:Will I harm anything by deleting HP PC doctor off of my system?

You can remove it without harming anything. PC Doctor is a software program often installed by computer manufacturers and retailers ostensibly to cut down on the number of service calls from consumers. It is essentially a diagnostic module that can detect some computer problems and hopefully coach owners through DIY repairs. If, for whatever reason, you wish to remove this program from your computer, you can do so without affecting performance--in some cases, removing PC Doctor can actually improve the speed of your computer.http://www.ehow.com/how_6085761_remove-pc-doctor-windows.htmlThe Global Leader in System HealthPC-Doctor System Health Solutions for PC and Android devices reduce service delivery costs and increase aftermarket revenues for manufacturers, support centers, repair depots, retailers and others.PC-Doctor products are used by:OEMs — Preload solutions are preinstalled on individual systems by manufacturers, resellers, warranty providers and others to create a first line of defense against the unnecessary return of no-trouble-found hardware. Available Intelligent Messaging Services deliver highly contextual support and marketing messages that improve and enhance the PC and Android device user experience, reduce support costs and drive aftermarket revenue. http://www.pc-doctor.com/

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what should i do to fix that attack? its pretty nastyComboFix 09-04-14.09 - Vibhu 04/14/2009 16:11.4 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.388 [GMT -4:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Vibhu\My Documents\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-03-14 to 2009-04-14 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2009-04-14 22:15 . 2009-04-14 22:15 1020928 ----a-w c:\documents and settings\Vibhu\Application Data\pcdefender.exe2009-04-14 18:53 . 2009-04-14 18:53 330 ----a-w c:\documents and settings\Vibhu\Application Data\asd.bat2009-04-10 22:47 . 2009-04-10 22:47 -------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\Vibhu\Application Data\acccore2009-04-10 22:46 . 2009-04-10 22:46 -------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\Vibhu\Local Settings\Application Data\AOL OCP2009-04-10 22:41 . 2009-04-10 22:46 -------- d-----w c:\program files\AIM62009-04-01 17:13 . 2009-04-01 17:13 -------- d-----w c:\windows\system32\XPSViewer2009-04-01 17:13 . 2009-04-01 17:13 -------- d-----w c:\program files\Reference Assemblies2009-04-01 17:13 . 2008-07-06 12:06 89088 -c----w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\filterpipelineprintproc.dll2009-04-01 17:13 . 2008-07-06 12:06 575488 -c----w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xpsshhdr.dll2009-04-01 17:13 . 2008-07-06 12:06 575488 ------w c:�... Read more

A:Firewall blocked, pop-ups of computer in harm

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.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 resul... Read more

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All Google searches from around 8:30 to 9:30AM Central Time USA - had the link:
"This site may harm your computer"
I was at first wondering if all sites caught malware.
But thinking more likely - Google security - was adjusted too tightly.

Anyone else see this?
I went to a second computer - to verify that the same issue existed.
It did - so was not malware on a particular computer.

At aprox. 9:40 AM CST - the "This site may harm your computer" link had been removed.

Thanks,

Chronk

A:Google - This site may harm your computer

Sorry,

I did not see the first post.

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I'm little apprehensive about recurrent force power shutdown I had to do during past one week in my lappy. First, I had to do it while the whole system got stuck up following Prime95 stability scan when I customised blend settings for CPU 100% load along with 92% memory usage. Next time it was when the system freezed following CoreTemp startup (when I researched it through forums i could notice that the freezing issue is a bug in their latest version still persisting while running on win 8.1 OS). The last one was when I had to do when while shutting down normally I unplugged the usb connection from the port and system remained 'on' for unusually long time while screen had already turned off.
This all happened in the past week. I had bought this system just 2 months back. Could anyone tell me if there is anything to worry about or give some advice regarding it?

A:any harm in doing a force power shutdown?

This has been discussed on here before just recently.

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Hi,

I have a NEC 9100A 40/10/40x CD-RW drive on my home computer. I would like to burn around 300 CD-R's loaded to 700MB capacity with it. If each CD takes 3 minutes to burn, then I'm calculating that it would take about 15 hours, manually loading each disk.

I would like to know if such intense operation would be harmful to the drive. If cooling is a problem, I could open the case and circulate the air with a fan. Also, should I take breaks now and then, letting the drive rest a little? Is it wise to do this job at all?

Thanks,
-Dan
 

A:Does Mass Burning CDs harm the drive?

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I want to be sure that 90w 19v HP adapter will not harm HP 840 G2 laptop. Any respnses would be helpful.

A:Can HP 840 G2 charge with 90w 19 volt adapter without harm?

@Cookie1111? You will have no problems. The adapters for that model are SMART adapters.  The center pin is used to help regulate the Voltage and Amps. REO

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This is bugging me for a whole day. I am developing a PHP web application in Apache server and it seems to work well with all major browsers even IE8. The only problem is with IE9. Basically my applicatoin lets users download a 30 day trial which is an exe file. At the download prompt, the dialog says "This type of file could harm your computer".
Some websites like red-gate.com and microsoft.com allows downloading of exe files but without this warning in IE9. What am I missing here?? I have some possible causes for this problem:
1.) Is this specific only to Apache hosted websites? Its because red-gate and microsoft.com are hosted in IIS/ASP.NET platform.
2.) The exe file is not digitally signed?
3.) Or this is simply a bug in IE9?
I would like the message "This type of file could harm your computer" to be completely remove when users are downloading the exe files using IE9. Any thoughts? I believe this thread would be very helpful to other developers encountering this problem. Thank you!

A:This type of file could harm your computer in IE9 Only

when you download things they are usually signed which means they a recognised for being safe things to download. If things are not signed then browsers will reject them for security reasons.

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im those type of people that are really picky about being organized and staying clean. so i run disk cleanup and uniblue (removes unnecessary files and cookies, etc.) almost everyday to make sure my system is running clean. however i usually question myself: is doing these things EVERYDAY going mess up my computer or degrade it in any way???

thnx
 

A:Will cleaning harm my computer or degrade it???

almost everyday to make sure my system is running cleanClick to expand...

I wouldn't even do it once a year. Are you noticing problems that need addressing?
 

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My 100GB photo collection has a lot of ini,thm and db files. Is it safe to delete them? They are about 1000 of them.

Thanks in advance

A:Any harm in purging ini,thm and db files from pic folders?

.thm and .db files are created by windows when exploring your folders, they contain thumbnails and if deleted they should be created automatically again next time you browse this same folder. So yes it's perfectly safe to delete them.

.ini are configuration files, probably created by a 3rd party tool (maybe a picture viewer or something similar), they are viewable and editable by hand, so you can just open them with notepad to see what's in them (the prgram creating them might be indicated). It's most likely safe to delete them too, they probably contain information about your pictures like metadata / tags and similar.

But I doubt you'll gain much space by deleting those, they should be very light (a few kb). A better method would be to use a better format for your pictures if possible. If your photos come from your camera or scanner, they might be saved in a lossless format, which usually take a lot of space. Check their extensions on wikipedia or google to see if I'm right.

Good formats for photos are JPEG (best compression, but loss in quality) and PNG (no loss in quality). For personal photos I would go for JPG and try various compression ratios. Don't worry too much about the loss in quality, it's barely noticeable when setup right. Even at the highest quality (100), you should notice a major size reduction from a lossless format. If all your photos are already in JPEG, then don't bother recompressing, you would definitely lose in quality.

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By soft-reset I am referring to the button on the cpu that instantly reboots the pc.
IS there any harm to the hardware in repeatedly using the option ?

It may have a negative impact on windows..but does soft reseting affect any desktop component ?
 

A:Any harm to hardware in soft-resesting

I would say that its harmless to the hardware. Most of the harm happens on the initial surge of power and the spin up of mechanical components, but on the soft reset that doesn't happen because they are already spinning/powered up. Should be fine.

I have no proof its fine, but logically it makes sense.
 

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Okay, It only started about half an hour randomly. But I tried searching something on google and all the results came up with this site will harm your computer and wouldn't let me on them. So I tried a number of different searches and they all came up the same. What's happening and how do I fix it! Please help me and quickly.

A:Google Says All Sites Will Harm My Computer

http://securityblog.verizonbusiness.com/20...-google-search/The search engine giant Google was suffering from what appears to be a self-inflicted denial of service. It is over and you should be ok.

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if i format my computer after every 3 months.is there any kind of harm to my computer hardwares or system performance

A:any harm of formatting a computer regularly

There sould not be any harm formatting your Hard driver now and than. only problem is that you loose all your files, reinstall all your drivers and programs.

It souldn't harm the system performance

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friends I'm installing a fresh samsung 840 120gb. i thought i could put the ssd on sata 1 [not zero] and get firmware via magician on my windows 8 lab mule. no dice. apparently magician ONLY wants to see the ssd on sata zero. it can pull up the drive, but none of the controls work.
soooo... I'm thinking I'm going to have to go with the drive 'as is' to install 7 on a notebook, then as first order of business go pickup the firmware update and execute it.

will this result in sub-par arrangement? best I can tell the fw update is non-destructive.
is there another way?

A:samsung ssd: will firmware update harm anything? magician no use.

friends i have a new samsung 840 to replace a failing drive in a hp notebook.
i wanted to update the samsung firmware first, then do the install of windows 7 x64 but using the samsung so-called Magician, trying the drive on sata 1 [instead of 0] it still cannot properly register the drive. all I get is the SMART info - everything else is neutered. illogical... how does samsung want to update firmware? AFTER the os is installed?
a little guidance would sure be appreciated.

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I have done a 2nd factory restore because some issues but now I need to do a 3rd factory restore because the laptop has too many applications installed and I prefer to restore it to original settings. I want to know if I have done 3 or more factory restores can this damage/harm laptop. I'm not an technical support

A:Can doing more than one factory restore do damage/harm to a laptop?

Dont see it doing a lot of harm but why not do a clean install and get rid of the bloatware.

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Apparently, that is something. I was just startled. I simply may have to see a little hope. At which point my Dansmoke is about as perfect as it can be. For a fact, "Don't go near the water until you learn how to swim." I wish they offered these necessary services. I should explain to you how to use Dansmoke.
https://storify.com/maryswilson/this-cigarettes-can-not-harm-you
 

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Hi,

I need your help. My website "http://www.how-to-manifest-your-desires.com/" is listed by Google as a dangerous site that may harm your computer. The problem is that I don't know how to fix the problem. I have looked through the code to see any suspicious code but cannot see anything suspicious.

I'd appreciate if someone perhaps has experience with this sort of thing. See warning message below!

Thanks,
Jimmy

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Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!
Suggestions:
Return to the previous page and pick another result.
Try another search to find what you're looking for.
Or you can continue to http://www.how-to-manifest-your-desires.com/ at your own risk. For detailed information about the problems we found, visit Google's Safe Browsing diagnostic page for this site.

For more information about how to protect yourself from harmful software online, you can visit StopBadware.org.

If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google's Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.
Advisory provided by GOOGLE
 

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Hey all Iam tryinng to fix my parents computer. They keep getting "warning visiting this site may harm your computer" when in I.E. I understand this is Malware but shouldnt of Norton 360 have caught this?Anywayz here's the HiJack this LOG, Iam also trying to learn so If someone can explain what iam looking for in this log?Here it is:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:03:07 AM, on 7/30/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exeC:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.0.0.135\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Expl... Read more

A:warning visiting this site may harm your computer

Here is the DDS Log:
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 10:49:09.23 on Thu 07/30/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1534.996 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton 360 *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.0.0.135\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.0.0.135\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX... Read more

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My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: ColoradoI had a HP computer and purchased an HP accidental damage plan waranty. This plan covers accidental liquid spills.It has no exlcusions based on the type of liquid spill. NONE. No exclusions for the liquid being a biohazard.I was at a coffee shop, and a friend bumped the table and knocked over water, coffe and tea. It spilled all over my computer. There were many witnesses.3 keys on the computer stopped working after this liquid spill. I contacted HP and they offered to send on site repair staff, but I couldn't take 6 hours off of work to wait for them to come. HP preffered for me to send in the computer anyhow. They confrimed the liquid spill of coffee. tea, and/or water is a covered event.They sent me a box and I mailed the computer back in to them. I took photos of the computer condition before shipping. It was dry on the outside and we had shaken out as much of the liquid as we could. I sent the computer in. When it got there, I immeidately got an email about a cracked LCD. It did not have a cracked LCD when I shipped it and it was well packed.I called them and they said someone would get back to me.I then got a text about an hour later stating my computer was being shipped back to me. I figured it had been repaired. They gave no info about the computer itself.I got the box on April 27th. There were no biohazardous or dangerous material labels on the outside of the box. I opened it and pulled out my compute... Read more

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Hi all, I am curious about any possible damage that might happen to a laptop battery if after the battery has been completely charged, it is left plugged in.

I've been told that I should remove the battery if I'm going to leave it plugged in because it may overheat and become damaged. Could someone shed some light on this for me please?
 

A:Harm to battery if laptop left plugged in?

http://batterycare.net/en/guide.html
 

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I was watching a movie and forgot about the battery being low then suddenly my laptop went into hibernation mode(screen went black) when I plugged in the ac adapter I pressed the power button and it stated "Resume windows" and I'm worried if it can damage/harm the laptop.

My question is can this damage/harm the laptop?

A:Laptop Went into Hibernation because low battery,Can it damage/harm l

Shoudnt be a problem on a healthy laptop.

sleep is a resume state written to your ram and hibernate is the same thing only its written to a small file on your Hard drive which will resume your session after you reboot after losing power.

Just let it resume and you wont have a problem.

The only time hibernation is a bad thing is where we are using SSD drives instead of mechanical.

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My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: ColoradoI had a HP computer and purchased an HP accidental damage plan waranty. This plan covers accidental liquid spills.It has no exlcusions based on the type of liquid spill. NONE. No exclusions for the liquid being a biohazard.I was at a coffee shop, and a friend bumped the table and knocked over water, coffe and tea. It spilled all over my computer. There were many witnesses.3 keys on the computer stopped working after this liquid spill. I contacted HP and they offered to send on site repair staff, but I couldn't take 6 hours off of work to wait for them to come. HP preffered for me to send in the computer anyhow. They confrimed the liquid spill of coffee. tea, and/or water is a covered event.They sent me a box and I mailed the computer back in to them. I took photos of the computer condition before shipping. It was dry on the outside and we had shaken out as much of the liquid as we could. I sent the computer in. When it got there, I immeidately got an email about a cracked LCD. It did not have a cracked LCD when I shipped it and it was well packed.I called them and they said someone would get back to me.I then got a text about an hour later stating my computer was being shipped back to me. I figured it had been repaired. They gave no info about the computer itself.I got the box on April 27th. There were no biohazardous or dangerous material labels on the outside of the box. I opened it and pulled out my compute... Read more

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I'm getting a little scared because whenever i search for something on Google, every search result returned is flagged as "this site may harm you computer" for example, i search for "Microsoft", and the first search result, (their website) is labeled as "this site may harm your computer" I'm not sure if its a virus on my part or just a temporarily messed up Google, but I'm sort of scared to surf the internet right nowis it possible that every single website has been infected with a virus? I certainly hope not. Or is it a virus on my computer doing this fiendish thing? Help please

A:Help!, Google's: this site may harm you computer.... a little strange

I got the exact same problem just now!! I have no idea what's going on!

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I know you're not supposed to mix memory modules, but I have an extra 256 mg module that's a different brand from the modules now in my system. My mb (ASUS) manual says "For dual channel configuration the total size of memory modules installed per channel must be the same for better performance" which I have now w/the 2 512 mg modules installed (Patriot). It also says "Always install modules w/the same CAS latency".

My questions:

1) Could installing the 256 mg module actually weaken performance of the "dual channel configuration"?

2) If it is a different CAS latency, could it harm the mb or other memory modules in any way?

I figure if it doesn't work, the system just won't boot and I'll remove the extra module. But if it does boot, I want to be sure no harm is done to the mb, the other modules, and that it won't actually degrade the dual channel performance of the other 2 modules.

Thanks much,
Harold
 

A:Solved: Can This Memory Module Harm my System?

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after i restarted my computer everything looked to be fine until i went on to craigslist and all of the sudden this malwareweblink.com (http://malwareweblist.com/block.php?id=2036-2&url=http://vancouver.en.craigslist.org/forums/?act=Q&ID=144014843)

took over the screen and says my computer is at risk and it gives me two options

continue unprotected or get security software

i am running avg for firwall spyware and antivirus. this doesnt only happen with only craigslist it happens with almost every website i go to. not every time either but 50% of the time.

if i click continue unprotected it goes back to the website i was previously at but then pops up again. so i tried to click get security software and it takes me to a website to purchase antivir antivirus (http://malwareweblist.com/1/?id=2036-2)

so i belive this is a virus or somthing so if anyone can help me with this problem would be great thank you

please see the attachments as well

A:Warning! Visiting this site may harm your computer!

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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My apologies for the confusing title. Couldn't fit everything in there so I had to wing it.

Moving on...

Last night I noticed that a new driver for my Nvidia card was available. I opened GeForce experience and it said it was the Windows 10 driver or something of sorts. I chose a custom installation like I always do, and proceeded to check everything except the two 3D Vision driver boxes, as I've had issues with those in my system in the past, but not installing them never caused any harm as, I take it, they're not mandatory. I proceeded with the installation but it couldn't finish. A dialogue box came up indicating that one of the things that were to be installed -- in this case, the PhysX thing -- wasn't required, as my current version was the same, so I re-did the install again -- this time not checking the PhysX box -- and yet, the installation couldn't finish as well. This time it was a different error: It stated that an installation wizard was already opened, and that I had to close that and try again. I closed it through the task manager and did indeed try again, but lo and behold, it still wasn't working.

After that last attempt, however, I came back and noticed that my PC had shut down for some reason, so I restarted it, logged on, and my display resolution was now 1024x768 or something. I tried changing it back to the usual one, which is 1680x1050 (I have a 16:10 display) but that value wasn't even in the drop-down box. The ... Read more

A:W10 driver for Nvidia card issues. Did more harm.

I too was disgusted that Win 10 only came with Microsoft generic drivers. The icons on my desktop were the size of a mini-cooper car even when set to small. VLC could not support playing basic video files either ....way to make an impression Microsoft!!!

Anyway, rather than search Nvidia for Windows 10 drivers (which I assumed would not exist anyway) I did what I had done with Windows 8:- I installed the Vista/Win7/Win8 driver that I had kept. I didn't install the updater bit, just the driver. Surprise, - The icons were now small and round instead of huge and mis-shapen and VLC played perfectly. A vast improvement - and my display was set to the correct resolution and frequency too. Non-Microsoft you see!

No guarantees, but you may wish to try doing the same?

Incidentally, I use audacity to record from my Soundcard, so I went into sound settings, enabled the disabled items and selected stereomix as default as is needed. Microsoft had a surprise up their sleeve - they now have an advanced setting and the volume was set to zero so I had to select a higher setting, of course. Then I tried to record with audacity - it reported that there were no soundcard drivers installed - Thanks Microsoft!!

So as with the videocard, I installed my old Vista/Win7/Win8 soundcard driver - and away I went recording immediately.

Next I'm going to look at my network adaptor driver and work through the other drivers too until I obtain a decent-ish system - as I had prior to the upgrad... Read more

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(not sure if i put this in the correct section sorry)

Im with BT Broadband at the moment, earlier today there was a new update, im guessing for the router, so i downloaded it.

Since then i have been getting the above warning on certain sites i try to enter which i have been on before with no problems (for instance, the BBC website).

Is this just coincidence or did the update do this?
... and if so, does anyone know how i got about un-installing the update?

Thanks.

A:Google - Warning visiting this website may harm your computer.

Its not u only. Everybody is having it as google is partnering with another team to do this.

However it is gone for now

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Ok, first off let me just say that this all began with a stupid mistake on my part. I learned my mistake and any laughing at my current situation is fine since I completely deserve it.

The story starts with me trying to do a favor for my mom. She had a game she wanted to install and she wanted my help. I found out that she didnt have the CD-key on her and I did something in which started everything. I downloaded a key-gen off the net. Now, this was before I heard of "safe" DL sites such as (edit by Done_Fishin - ILLEGAL CONTENT), so needless to say the file in which I got wasnt the friendliest of sorts.

It wasnt a very active virus if thats what it was. (I still havent found out what it was, but ill get to that later.) The only thing it seemed to do was when I started up an internet browser, it took a good 30 seconds to load the main page where it used to take less than 1 second. Then after lets say 2 minutes of browsing, the next page took another 30 seconds.

Thats fine I thought to myself, I could live with this. But what really got me was that when I went to a streaming website and tried to watch a video "IE: Youtube, Veoh, Googlevid" It would be fine for a while, then my browser would freeze, id have to close it, then when I tried to start up the browser again, it wouldnt. Id get the little loady icon on my cursor, then it would go away and nothing would happen.

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A:Accidently caused harm on my computer. Tried to fix it, wound gets infected.

Hi & Welcome .. It's a hard lesson but one that will be well learnt .. PAY for software that you want to use .. if you don't have the key , DON'T download keygens .. 99.9% are holding a hidden payload ..

We don't support or condone the use of pirated software NOR the advertising of sites that someone believes is safe .. there is NO such thing as a free lunch .. so you'll note that I have erased those from your message ..

You need help from the security people over at hijackthis, so take a wander over there, read the rules, follow the 5 steps and then make a new post. DO NOT start advertising or talking about sites, you will never get any help.

Keep your post to the point, tell them what you have done and then sit back & be patient. Sometimes it takes a few days for them to get around to someones post. If you haven't heard anything from a TEAM member after 3 or 4 days then add a new post to your thread with JUST the word BUMP in it but delay as long as possible .. those guys are very busy and respond to unanswered posts first .. they can see what posts have been answered by looking at the post count and NOT looking at the post .. any subsequent post to the thread will boost the post count.

Good Luck

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Like any program ive had like that has given me spyware and and virus even with protection. Know i know kazza had alot of spyware and stuff. Is there anythign out there that you guys recommend???

Thanks
 

A:Is there any programs to download music that wont harm my computer??

There's always Shareaza. Remember that you can only download songs that you own. :suspiciou
 

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Hi, I have a theoretical question.
If someone shares with me an infected file though email or online cloud like Google Drive for instance, or if someone uploads an infected file to Google Drive. Can opening the infected file from Google Drive such as a video or music infect the computer that it's being played on even though it's not being downloaded, just opened and run directly from the online cloud service?

Thank you to whomever can answer me, I appreciate it.
 

A:Can opening infected file on the cloud harm a computer?

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I know that having multiple antivirus programs can harm your computer because of RAM being eaten up, false positives, and all thatbad stuff, but I mean like Spybot Search and Destroy and Malwarebytes. Also, if it is harmful to keep programs like DDS, GMER, and ComboFix without using them (I have ComboFix saved to the desktop just in case I need it, I have NOT used it nor intend on using it unless instructed to by someone trained in its use)

A:Can multiple Anti-malware programs harm your computer?

Hello, no they will not physically harm the pC. Use only One AV,Firewall and Antimalware actively. keep the rest for on demans scanning. They need to be updated prior to a scan.Remove Vundofix it is outdated. MBam is batter than that. Remove DDS, GMER, and ComboFix. These tools should be downloaded fresh at each use. No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

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A recent contact of mine whom I've contracted to do some web design for me has linked me several example sites / templates that he created.  However, I get an odd feeling when I visit these pages as if there's something just slightly off about them.  I fear that just by visiting them I've put my computer at risk.  Could I have an experienced user look them over safely to see if anything fishy is on them?
I will provide the website URL in a PM to experienced Bleeping Computer specialists only so no one accidentally clicks on them that shouldn't.

A:Are these websites infected / running scripts that could harm my computer?

Or...seeing you use Firefox, you could install the Web of Trust (WOT) add on, and gain some insight from its experience.
 
https://www.mywot.com/

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I have been an avid user of winpatrol on winXP and I had found it to be extremely useful. I am now on win 7 and I find that UAC is performing functions similar to that of winpatrol. The UAC prompts you if any file on the hard drive is being changed. Is it ,therefore, necessary to install winpatrol on win 7 ??.
2. I have also read a couple of comments by the users saying that winpatrol gets into some sort of conflict with UAC.
3. I shall be grateful if I am able to get the opinion on this matter.

A:Winpatrol on Win 7 !!

I have WinPatrol Plus. I use it on both my Win 7 and Win 8.1 systems. It has helped me many times with intrusive programs and configurations. My recommendation is to install it and keep it updated.

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I did a little testing with it, I like how it reacts, but am concerned with what other products/programs it's compatible with?
 

A:Winpatrol

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Download and install this. It monitors any changes anything tries to make on your machine in startup and services. Free. http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html

A:Winpatrol

...and supplies a mountain of info about your system. Also an easy way to check on, and stop, startup programs.

Highly recommended. I happily paid for the PLUS version.

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New WinPatrol V9.0

What's new and updated.
http://www.winpatrol.com/upgrade.html
http://www.winpatrol.com/
 

A:New WinPatrol V9.0

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Win Patrol has always worked great for me. Has anybody tried it on the 8 Preview yet?

A:WinPatrol

It works great on Windows 8.

Jim

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By reading PCWorld and one of the threads on this site, I came across a program called: "WinPatrolPlus". From what I have
read etc. it sound like a gem. I know that there is a fee of
$19.95 which I don't mind paying IF the program is worthwhile.
Any input will be most appreciated...... missfuffy
 

A:WinPatrol Plus

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winpatrol Installed on windows 7. why when the dog barks & I select NO the program will not accept that as an answer.

A:winpatrol

Welcome
I have the same situation, on the free version of winpatrol, I assumed that it is suppose to work that way. I use Scotty the Dog as a warning. If I am notified of a program that I did not authorize, I make sure that I remove it or at least run my Anti Virus and Malwarebytes to be sure that it is safe.

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Ok i downloaded winpatrol and honestly i have no idea what its about. I am having a problem with spam and adware. Anyone know what on winpatrol should be there and what should not? In my start up programs there is a EM_EXEC.EXE program running. I dont know what it is..should i disable it?
 

A:winpatrol

This is what I found.

Process name: Logitech Mouse Application

Product: MouseWare

Company: Logitech

File: em_exec.exe

Security Rating:
Logitech Mouse tray icon from which you can access the Control Panel Mouse properties and help.
Alan
 

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Im running win7 64, ie-9, uac is on, 7 firewall, MSE-2, and Winpatrol free. Is Winpatrol suporting ie-9, and will any apps conflict with each other? Also is it worth it to upgrade Winpatrol to plus? Thank you.

A:MSE & Winpatrol

Winpatrol free should not conflict with MSE.

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Once again the dreaded UAC problem. I can't stop WinPatrolEx always asks for permission to run unless I turn off UAC. As UAC seems to be global I, how do I get rid of the UAC 'nag' for a specific program? Clearly its whole object is defeated if I turn it off globally so is it really any use?.
I've told both Winpatrolex and Winpatrol to Run as Administrator but still the message that "WinPatrolEx.exe must exist in the same folder as Winpatrol.exe and allowed to run" so what more must I do to allow WinpatrolEx to run?
Totally baffled!
Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Winpatrol and UAC

Hi, eddyad37.

You don't have your System Specs filled in. I believe this problem was limited to 64-bit versions but should have been resolved with WinPatrol 19.3.2010.5. Direct download link if you haven't updated yet: Download WinPatrol 19.3.2010.5.

In the event you have the most recent version of WinPatrol and you are seeing the UAC prompt at startup, somehow there are two copies of WinPatrol trying to start. Bill Pytlovany indicated that this may have occurred when 19.0 was installed and should have been fixed with the new build.

Following is a quick fix that should resolve the issue:
Open up the main WinPatrol tabbed Interface.
Click on the Options tab.
You should see a check box that says, ?Automatically run WinPatrol when computer starts?
Just Unclick the box in front of this message.
Now click it again so the check box remains.

This action will remove the multiple copies of WinPatrol in the Start up List and initialize the correct start up setting.

As provided by Bill:






Quote:
For those interested...
WinPatrol is split into two components to provide the best possible performance.

WinPatrol.exe is the small component which monitors for changes on your system. This is the program which displays the little Scotty in the taskbar and remains running in the background at all times. This component doesn't require UAC access and should not bring up the UAC prompt.

When you double click on the little Scotty icon it launches our main tabbed in... Read more

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WinPatrol 9.7.0.18

http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html
 

A:WinPatrol 9.7.0.18

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Hello,

I have Windows XP with Mcafee virus protection and Firewall. The virus software fails to update because it can not connect to the Mcafee site. I use windows explorer 8 and can access all sites except Mcafee. Do I have a virus or malware? Need help to remove. I contacted Mcafee and they had me download their Stinger tool, but that did not find any virus.

Thanks.

A:Mcafee Virus software update - unable to access Mcafee site

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.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 automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The... Read more

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Hi - would be very grateful of some help! Running XP Media Center Edition, Version 2002, SP3. Using IE7 primarily, but also Firefox 3. :In IE, although it doesnt happen all the time, Google often re-directs to various ad-sites, although the correct site can be reached by clicking Back. It will not let me access the McAfee website - giving a "HTTP 501 Not Implemented or HTTP 505 Version Not Supported" error. Firefox randomly crashes and re-starts every now and then and gives a blank page with "The specified method is not supported" for McAfee.McAfee Security Centre does not start up automatically any more on startup even though I havent changed any settings. When the program is opened from the desktop it states the detection signiture is out of date, however when I try to update, it appears to try before giving an update error and telling me to reinstall McAfee Internet Security (which I can't do because I cant access the website!).Having looked at several topics on here and other boards, I have tried doing the following scans with the respective results - all without any success:SUPERAntiSpyware, first scan:SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGenerated 04/21/2009 at 01:23 AMApplication Version : 4.26.1000Core Rules Database Version : 3854Trace Rules Database Version: 1806Scan type : Complete ScanTotal Scan Time : 01:29:29Memory items scanned : 674Memory threats detected : 0Registry items scanned : 7459Registr... Read more

A:Google redirections, McAfee update error and McAfee website blocked

Install RootRepealClick here - Official Rootrepeal Site, and download RootRepeal.zip. I recommend downloading to your desktop. Fatdcuk at Malwarebytes posted a comprehensive tutorial - Self Help guide can be found here if needed.: Malwarebytes Removal and Self Help Guides.Click RootRepeal.exe to open the scanner. Click the Report tab, now click on Scan. A Window will open asking what to include in the scan. Check the following items: DriversFilesProcessesSSDTStealth ObjectsHidden ServicesClick OKScan your C Drive (Or your current system drive) and click OK. The scan will begin. This my take a moment, so please be patient. When the scan completes, click Save Report. Name the log RootRepeal.txt and save it to your Documents folder - (Default folder). Paste the log into your next reply.

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this is quite a long story so thanks for reading it.

hi, i need some help with some issues ive been having over the last couple of days. im going to explain everything,some parts may be irrelevant but i dont want to leave anything out.

On the 29th of september whilst on a website java 6 popped up as if to install then disappeared. my mcafee notified me it had removed a trojan ,after that it kept popping up to tell me it had removed a trojan and i continued viewing the site, i pressed stop notifying me presuming it would continue to remove trojans. later i tried to start a game i have, called minecraft, an error popped up saying couldnt start java virtual machine(maybe this isnt that relevant and could be an entirely different problem but it happened after the trojan incident and was working fine before).
i decided to restart hoping all would be well but when i shutdown windows notified me i had updates to install, i said ok. instead of saying "windows is installing update 1 of 5" etc, it just said windows is shutting down and froze. i forced a shutdown by holding the power button and when i restarted my start bar and icons where missing.

i started again in safe mode and tried restoring my pc to earlier that day and restarted again. the icons where not there nor the startbar and task manager was "disabled by my administrator" i went back to safe mode and ran superantispyware which found some horrible things like "disabletaskmanger" some trackin... Read more

A:google redirect, mcafee disabled - mcafee customer service is awful

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. 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 and what you have done to resolve them.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.Orange Blossom

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Symptoms:
Slow system
McAfee runs very slow
McAfee is not protecting my system
After manual McAfee scans the same virus is always there, W32/Bagle
internet works
can not boot in safe mode

How it started:
I loaded a program that I downloaded and then it disableded McAfee and then the system shut down and rebooted. McAfee has never worked properly since. It tells me to
"fix" the problem and it always returns an error.

System:
XP professional version 2002 with service pack 2 and most of the updates (updates that can not be removed later are not installed on my system)
Pentium 4 CPU 2.40GHz and 1.5GB RAM

McAfee:
Protection status: FIX
Action required! for
Computer and Files
Email and IM.
Internet and Network says: Attention

Security Center
Version 8,1
Build 8.1.173
Affid: 0
Last update 4/17/2008

Virus Scan
Version 12.1
Build: 12.1.110
Affid: 0
Dat version 5280.0000
DAT date 4/23/2008
Engine Version 5200.2160

Firewall
Version 9.1
Build 9.1.108
Last update 4/17/2008

Site Advisor
Version 2.6
Anti Spam
Version 9.1
Privacy Service
Version 10.1
Data Backup
Version 1.2

I did a manual search of the system files and McAfee finds and Quarentines
Wintems.exe W32/Bagle.gen (virus)

Location is C:/Windows/System32

I go to restore and remove and I can scan again and it is always there.

System restore is diabled

I can not boot into SAFE MODE. I can choose it but it always starts the boot seqence over and asks... Read more

A:McAfee has error, W32/Bagle.gen always returns after manual McAfee removal

Hi, welcome to TSF!

Please re-enable system restore. An infected system restore cache is better than having nothing at all.

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

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix
Please ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console first.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says:

The Recovery Console was successfully installed.

Please continue as follows:Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.
When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:

C:\ComboFix.txt
New HijackThis log.

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... Read more

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I just had some terrific help from TSG and cleaned up my HiJackThis log, and ugh, I just found another problem with my PC.

When I try to go to www.mcafee.com or http://us.mcafee.com/root/redirects/support.asp?affid=332-05 (this is the Mcafee 'Support' button link), I receive the IE error message that the page cannot be found.

Looking into this further, when I start up the PC, the McAfee logo color is red, the McAfee security splash appears listing the active services, and then a moment later, the McAfee start up logo color changes to black, and is disabled.

I've run McAfee Update, but I don't think it's been updating successfully because the security index indicates that its detecting an older version.

I searched the TSG forums and wasn't able to find a solution...

Some back story which may be pertinent - I had NAV installed and it got corrupted, symptoms included disabled virus scan at start up. The PC was not able to connect to the internet at all. I took the laptop to a tech shop last week, and they were not able to reinstall NAV successfully. They installed McAfee instead.

I'm running on Windows 2000 SP4, IE v6, McAfee VirusScan 2004 v8. I'm also running ZoneAlarm with the privacy option disabled, and have run the comprehensive Ad-Aware scan.

Any help would be most appreciated!
Jackie
 

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I downloaded a re-direct anti-virus program.
I was able to kill it with RKill, but there are still some lingering issues going on.
When I try to connect to the internet via Google.com I get this message "Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!"
I have run Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials.
They have removed numerous Trojans etc, but I still get the Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!
When I tried running HIJackThis, I get a message "For some reason system denied write access to the Hosts file...."

Any clue how bad it really is?

Thanks,

Gilly68

A:Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!

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 ... Read more

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I have an infected laptop running XP Pro SP3. It had Spyware Protect 2009 on it but I was able to stop the sysguard.exe process and delete sysguard.exe from the Windows subdirectory and from the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\....\Run registry hive. There is still at least one other major problem. IE 7 is redirected to display "internet explorer warning visiting this web site may harm your computer" most of the time. I can get to google sometimes and even search something but when I try to follow a link - I get the redirection message. It also prevents me from running a system restore and most of the scanning software such as malwarebytes, SDfix and several others. I was able to run HijackThis but when I tried to post the report, it redirected me again so I saved the log file to a thumbdrive and logged onto an uninfected computer to post this.

I'm attaching the log file.
 hijackthis.log   10.75KB
  9 downloads

I've heard great things about this forum. Thanks for your help in advance.

A:internet explorer warning visiting this web site may harm your computer

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

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/14/us-kaspersky-rivals-idUSKCN0QJ1CR20150814

A:Russian antivirus firm faked malware to harm rivals

These are allegations without proofs, at best. That thread title is very misleading if I may say. I don't know why Kaspersky would step that low, seeing that they are one of the leading industry in the Antivirus world and this since years ago. It wouldn't make sense to risk their whole reputation and company by doing that.

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Any time I try to access the internet I get " Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web page may harm your computer".
I can't access the internet from that computer.

If I try to run any programs I get "Security Warning - Application cannot be executed. The file is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus now?"

Can you guys help?

Thanks
Tim

A:Internet Explorer Warning - visiting web site may harm your computer

Never mind fellas... I fixed it myself!

Thanks anyways!!

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After I ran a full scan Microsoft Defender showed that there were three potentially harmful threats....when the scan completed it gave me the option of removing these three items, which I did. Is there anything I should still be worried about? I also keep getting a message that my drive has been disconnected for too long, reconnect it.... I researched on how to fix this but it's not working, any suggestions? Please and thank you!message edited by alexismp77

A:after running a full scan&finding potential harm I removed,

"Is there anything I should still be worried about?"Lets tackle this side of things first.Here are the first 2 steps, more steps will be needed, after I see the results of these logs.Run them in this order.Step 1: Run AdwCleaner http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...http://www.raymond.cc/blog/adwclean...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...Author's sitehttp://general-changelog-team.fr/en...Tutorialhttp://general-changelog-team.fr/en...Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click ScanIn the results tabs, uncheck anything you don't want to remove.Click on Cleaning.Confirm each time with Ok.Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[C1 or later].txt as well.http://i.imgur.com/r3PoAEG.gifStep 2: Run Malwarebytes Junkware Removal Toolhttp://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...http://thisisudax.org/http://thisisudax.blogspot.com.au/2...Download Malwarebytes Junkware Removal Tool onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan... Read more

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I would like to ask can this do damage to the laptop/Hard drive if restarted for 6 times in 2 days since I have factory restored laptop + installing loads of window updates. I'm a bit worried about it

A:Can doing (Total 6 restarts on a laptop within 2 days damage/harm lapt

Nope - it will not hurt a thing. There are computers that I restart several times each hour.

Perhaps other forum members have a different opinion.

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I have attached a screenshot. Can anyone tell me why I am getting this and what to do about it. I have been clicking "no" for 2 days now and it just keeps popping up. I don't know what it is or what's going on so that's why I click "no."

When I scanned with Malwarebytes yesterday it found 4 items having to do with Notepad. They weren't actually infections, but I deleted them. Maybe I should have just quarantined. I don't know. This is what the log showed:

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\batfile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: (NOTEPAD.EXE %1) Good: ("%1" %*) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\comfile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: (NOTEPAD.EXE %1) Good: ("%1" %*) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: (NOTEPAD.EXE %1) Good: ("%1" %*) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: (NOTEPAD.EXE %1) Good: ("%1" /S) -> No action taken.

In addition, Registry Commander keeps finding the same error; I fix it but it doesn't repair. Not sure what to do. The error is:
Missing File : Applications\wordpad.exe
----------------------------
The Key value Progid in the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.odm\UserChoice points to a missing f... Read more

A:WinPatrol pop up regarding Notepad

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hi
for the last 2 days I have been getting the following pop-up window:

hope you can see it, ive added as attachment to the message

anyway, I would like to know what it is and how do i stop it from happening as it pops up every couple of minutes
thanks in advance

craig

A:[SOLVED] Winpatrol pop-up

Hello and welcome to the Tech Support Forum!

Are you doing anything specific at the time, such as installing program? If you are, can you please tell me what it is?

Click View New File, and copy and paste here what is shown.

Thanks!

Richard

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The 2 programs above keep asking for permission to allow "startup global entry change : value deleted entry: innoSetup
RegGile000000000.1 the file is C:\WINDOWS\is-UCBEO.exe/REG. and I have no idea what it is....? Does anyone know what this file is and how I should proceed? it keeps bugging me every time I start to do anything on my computer. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Winpatrol & Spybot

It looks like an installer had created an entry to run on reboot (probably just one time). The programs are telling you that value is going to be deleted. It should be fine to allow that deletion to occur.

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I am getting a odd pop-up message from Winpatrol that says "A change has been detected in background page displayed on your Desktop Your new page is C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\rterte.html If this is ok, then click Yes or press Enter, Click No and we'll restore your page to the default About:Home."First of all, who are these we'll people and what are they doing on my computer? Anyone out there have any ideas??
 

A:WinPatrol Message

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The picture shows how to protect System Restore using WinPatrol.
Here is the help page it came from-

BillP Studios - WinPatrol Registry Monitoring Scripts

You can add the registry code manually, if you wish to.
As always, be careful editing the registry.

Back it up first.

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this progrma wants to be added to my dads startup list on his computer id ont know what it is shouldi let it be added ? Rundll32 C:\Windows\System32:adfczdc,init1 ... he says that he havnt installed anything
this is the Hijack Log file from that computer:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 08:45:55, on 2004-04-06
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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTSvcCDA.EXE
C:\NORMAN\Nvc\BIN\NPFSVICE.EXE
C:\Norman\NVC\BIN\Zanda.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\NORMAN\Nvc\BIN\nvcoas.exe
C:\NORMAN\Nvc\BIN\NVCSCHED.EXE
C:\NORMAN\Nvc\BIN\nipsvc.exe
C:\NORMAN\nvc\BIN\NJEEVES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\NORMAN\Nvc\BIN\ZLH.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\NORMAN\Nvc\BIN\cclaw.exe
C:\NORMAN\Nvc\BIN\NYMSE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\NORMAN\Nvc\BIN\NIP.EXE
C:\Program\Delade filer\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\NORMAN\Nvc\BIN\npfmsg2.exe
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A:Winpatrol Warning ..

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new update..............i got it with no problems........
 

A:WINPATROL update..9.7.o4

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I have had Winpatrol for a long time with no trouble. I hit the latest update from Filehippo, saved to my desktop, clicked Run and it ran Ok, but never loaded on completion. No taskbar icon, no Winpatrol.
 
When I hit the program listed under Start> all programs> accessories, I got the  following error panel :-
 

 
Uninstalled and installed several times - same result.
 
Why did I have Winpatrol working fine, then on updating to the latest version it fails ?

A:Winpatrol will not install

http://www.winpatrol.com/downloads.html -- was the best place to download WinPatrol from.  Not sure what to do next; maybe I can cough up a removal solution when home.

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