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Remove Guide icon from file explorer windows

Q: Remove Guide icon from file explorer windows

Hi i would like to remove the blue round guide icon in file Explorer window in Windows 8.1 can please someone help me? thannks

A: Remove Guide icon from file explorer windows

How to Remove ?Get Help? Button from Command Bar in Windows 7 Explorer? - AskVG

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I personally think it's in the stupidest of places. Every time I'm in a rush to close (File) Explorer, I sometimes accidentally hit that button. Is there a way to turn it off/hide it/burn it?

Thanks for any info.

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Hello , Please feel free to move this post if necessary. I noticed an icon reciently on my wife's computer ( vista) that  a gray square with a black dog in the middle of it was in the taskbar( lower right hand side of desktop near time and date). I did a search and found your removal instruction for Zentom System Guard and followed the instructions word for word. However she still has the icon in the taskbar. Does anyone know how to rid her computer of this program and icon once and for all .
 
 Thanks in advance, M.J. Barr

A:remove system guide icon

Did you run RKill and then Malwarebytes?
 
Please post the Malwarebytes log.
 
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
 
To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  When the log opens, scroll down toward the bottom of the log to Quarantined Items.  Copy and paste this in your next post.

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I want to remove the Reload button on Windows Explorer as I am using the Soft 7 2.0, it just doesn't look nice right at the edge.

Can anyone help?

A:Remove Reload Icon Windows Explorer

Did you change any system files when you installed that seem I ask because that reload icon looks different than the default one.
I think that is in the ExplorerFrame.dll bitmap # 288, 295, 296 depending on your DPI settings there are four images on the one image you'll have to edit that part out.
Jerry

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I opened a PDF file in notepad then in Word, now all PDF in my windows explorer shows a Word-like icon and file opens automatically in word.  I checked folder options and rebooted the machine, but it still shows that icon.  

How can I get the PDF file type icon back and file opens in Adobe automatically?
Thanks for any tips!

A:How can I get PDF file type icon back in Windows Explorer after I opend the file in Notepad?

Found it -
Control Panel > Default Program OR  Start >Default Program (if the shortcut already there) > select PDF file type and change default file association > pick Adobe 

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Microsoft today rolled out a massive update for Windows 10 preview builds and in addition to a plethora of new features, the company also introduced a completely new icon for File Explorer.

The default file manager on Windows 10 PCs, File Explorer has been around for many years (it was previously known as Windows Explorer), but its looks and features have barely changed in the latest Windows versions.

Users, however, are still hoping for a bigger overhaul of the app and one of the main requests is support for tabs that would make it easier to work with multiple folders in a single window.

New almost-monochrome icon
In the meantime, Microsoft is working on making File Explorer better match the looks of Windows 10, so the company introduced a new icon that follows the monochrome design language used for the other icons in the operating system.

?You will notice a little bit of color still present in the icon. The design team was a bit hesitant to completely let go of the yellow because it has become such a familiar part of the File Explorer branding,? Gabe Aul, head of the Windows Insider program, explained.

?They explored a variety of different ways to keep the yellow and still match the cleanliness of the black and white Windows app icons. The new icon you see in this build is where the design team landed that is closer to monochrome, but still has the familiar shape that users recognize, and has a nod to the yellow that you see all throughout File Explorer. Let us ... Read more

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Downloaded 15 mp3 audio files for learning English from British Council website. 13 files show beautiful artwork on the Windows Explore and Media Player as well same with the one on the webside. Howeer 2 files shows Windows defualt image of eighth note. I can not see any information about the icon in the property of the file. I wish to get some help to solve the my problem.

A:How to change file Icon in Windows Explorer (.mp3)

if you want to change file type icon, right here: File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon

If you want to add artwork or info to mp3 files, you can add it manually by using media players like aimp3 or foobar etc. in which they have features to insert artwork, lyrics, infos etc.

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I work with a lot of animation sequences, and when using Win explorer it has always irked me that if I want to view anything but list or details view then the filenames are truncated.

This is a problem because the sequences I work with often have long(ish) names and numerically iterated, generally being suffixed by a padded number.

Is there a way that I can view tiles, or content, or icons without having the filenames truncated?

(Bonus question: how come sometimes I get the option to view 'content' and other times the option is not there?)

Thanks peeps.

Curt.
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Example image of what I'm talking about:

A:Windows explorer - How do I view full file names AND see an icon

You could try these options:
Increasing the Icon Spacing (horizontal and vertical) can allow for longer filenames.
Setting the icons to the largest size can also allow you to view longer names.
Also you could use Details view and have the Preview Pane active.
That program seems to be using the old style Windows dialogue boxes, so I'm not sure if any of the options (I listed above) will have much effect.

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I'm running WindowsXP Professional on a Dell Latitude D600, and I recently swapped out my laptop base unit, due to a failure with the prior unit. I successfully swapped over all the peripherals from my old laptop unit (screen, drives, Wi-Fi, battery, etc.) and the laptop started up normally, with no problems.

While not a problem, I just now noticed that on Windows Explorer, under [file] Name column, I see that for everyone of the files listed, there a very small "green checkmark" or a "yellow exclamation mark" in the lower right-hand corner of the symbol that designates the file type (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.). I've never seen that under Windows Explorer before, working this laptop - or any computer for that matter.

Anybody have an explanation for the mysterious symbols that have shown up, all of a sudden? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Small Symbol w/File Name Icon in Windows Explorer

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If you right-click on a file, the Open With menu will have suggestions for any Metro app that thinks it can handle the file-type, as well as the Windows Store.

The Windows Store is useless to me, and I have yet to see a single Metro app worth using.

I'd like to remove these suggestions from the Open With menu. Any ideas how to go about this?

Thanks

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If you right-click on a file, the Open With menu will have suggestions for any Metro app that thinks it can handle the file-type, as well as the Windows Store.

The Windows Store is useless to me, and I have yet to see a single Metro app worth using.

I'd like to remove these suggestions from the Open With menu. Any ideas how to go about this?

Thanks

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I recently had to do a system restore and now my .jpg and jpeg files have a bad file icon. They still do open with the windows pic program as I want them to - but only on the admin accout, I usually surf and play and do everything else with a user account, and even if I reset everything under folder options for the file associacions it somehow doesn't apply to the other account.
The funny thing is that windows tells me in the file association menu that I changed the file association's properties and can set them back to standart "photo suite 6" - a program that I uninstalled ages ago ... can I somehow set this back to the normal winxp picture and fax displaying thing?
 

A:File opens with wrong program, bad file icon in explorer view

problem solved...
 

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In windows Explorer files of the extention .avi will have an icon that is that little film strip with a screen shot from the video file. Matroska files (.mkv) only show a generic icon in explorer? How can i fix this so that the Matroska file will show the screen shot from the video file as is does with avi files in windows explorer? I have Home Premium? Thanks:)

A:Matroska File to show screen shot as icon like an avi file does in explorer

I wrote a similar post about mov files in here
Have a quick read at it (to understand what you're doing and why it's the way it is), then grab some matroska directshow filters. There's a list here: http://www.matroska.org/downloads/windows.html

P.S: Keep in mind the filter sparses the mkv file only (aka the container), it does not decode the audio or video stream inside of it. If you're only getting a filter but can't see the video, it would be because you're missing the codec (compressor-decompressor) for the video stream. I'm mentioning it because mkv files are usually encoded using codecs for which the avi container is not suitable (for example H.264 or AC3). If that's the problem, be sure to get codecs too (for example ffdshow-tryouts for H.264, or AC3filter for AC3).

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Anytime I drag a file(s) in a folder window, a translucent, oversized icon follows the mouse pointer, partially obscuring up to 4 nearby items.

Can this effect be disabled? I'm sure somebody at MS thought it was slick idea, but it just gives me a headache. I haven't found a setting that controls it -- maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot. (Am guessing, while this isn't an "animation" per se, it's in the same general category.)

Thanks a ton for any clues.

Mark

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Hi,

Today I was following the instructions to remove the WVR virus from my daughter's laptop and ran into some strange things...

1. The iexplore.com (rkill), ran several times, with different results, but effectively stopped the program from running.

2. The TDDSkiller started, asked to run then *poof* it disappeared. No other tiles, nothing. No "System Scan Completed"

3. Ran "Unhide" and files and programs showed back up, but not Start Menu.
a. turned off virus protections and firewall, ran it again. Still no Start Menu.

4. Downloaded and ran MBAM. Found 15 probs and removed.

5. Ran Unhide again. Still no Start Menu.

6. ****VERY WEIRD**** >>>> Throughout the whole process, it must be a website being accessed that previews video/TV (I get audio only) - but when I look on task manager, there is no browser window open!!! Then it goes away again.

a. UPDATE, when checking "applications" no browser is open (and none are open on the desktop or the task bar), When checking "Services" it shows "XAudioService" with Status "running" - could that be it?

7. ****WEIRDER YET**** >>>>>>>> I keep getting Windows Alerts asking for permission to start "setup(insertstringofnumbers).exe" again and again and again.

8. Ran privately owned Spy Sweeper, which found "rogue security", Quarantined everything. THEN THE AUDIO TRACK CLICKED ON AG... Read more

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A:How to remove blue-tooth FTP icon from explorer

It can be removed only when the corresponding device is removed (unpaired) or the FTP service of the device is removed. Both the actions can be performed only through the Bluetooth software.
Some Bluetooth software place this permanently for file transfer, irrespective of the device being paired/unpaired.Balaji Kundalam

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I did the removal as per the instructions, but then I had questions about the following:

1. Regarding the Associated Windows Basic Antivirus Files:

%AppData%\NPSWF32.dll
%AppData%\Protector-<random 3 chars>.exe
%AppData%\result.db
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Basic Antivirus.lnk
%Desktop%\Windows Basic Antivirus .lnk

I only could find %AppData%\result.db and deleted it. None of the others were in the named locations. Does this mean they are no longer there?

2. Regarding the Associated Windows Basic Antivirus Windows Registry Information:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "levuvuaofd"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft&... Read more

A:Regarding Remove Windows Basic Antivirus (Uninstall Guide)

If you followed the steps in the guide, MBAM should have removed most of the files and all of those Image File Execution Options.

The file listings and registry key listings at the bottom are for reference only. No need to search for them.

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Windows TurnKey Console is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Windows TurnKey Console and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism,Windows TurnKey Console has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

Windows TurnKey Console is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for Windows TurnKey Console virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restart... Read more

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Hello, every program shortcut on my desktop appears with the Windows application icon on top of it and this is very annoying. I've searched quite thoroughly but haven't found any solutions yet. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

Kindly, Vassilis

PS: The look of the attachments describes how every program desktop shortcut looks. The first shows how it is, the second how i want it to look like, like the software's icon.

A:Remove -Windows application icon- on top of the software icon

See whether this will help: Icon Cache - Rebuild

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(This thread could fall under several forums, but technically it's an XP registry change, so I put it here.)

I recently removed Zenworks and the Novell client from a workstation. If you've ever uninstalled those applications, you know it can be a serious pain sometimes, and many files are not removed.

In this case, the Application Explorer icon was left on the desktop after uninstallation. The problem is, there is no obvious way to remove it. It is plain white, and has no "Delete" option if you right click on it. So how do you make this go away? After much searching I found the answer. Maybe this will show up in a Google search and help someone else in the future.

Delete this key from the registry (XP):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ Desktop\NameSpace\ {CF8EF420-3DF3-11d0-AC35-00C04FD9338A}

It should have the value"Application Explorer" or a custom name if you have changed it. It may be that the key "{CF8EF420-3DF3-11d0-AC35-00C04FD9338A}" is not always the same for every installation of Zenworks, so again, double check the value before you delete.

If you're removing Zenworks from many workstations, create a .reg file with the entry including a leading "-", and you can just double click it and watch the icon disappear. The easiest way to make this is to find the entry you want to delete. Export it. Edit that .reg file so there is a leading "-" in front of the entry.... Read more

A:Tip: Remove Zenworks Application Explorer Icon From Desktop

I don't know to many Netware people around here. I haven't supported it for a couple of years but I would like to know what version of Zenworks you were using. I can't say that I ever ran into this problem when I was using it. When I use to do this I would make sure that I would unregister the workstation first. Then uninstall Zenworks and then uninstall the client.
 

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Windows Premium Defender is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Windows Premium Defender and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism,Windows Premium Defender has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

Windows Premium Defender is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for Windows Premium Defender virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold the F8 key as your computer re... Read more

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Windows Virtual Firewall is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Windows Virtual Firewall and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism,Windows Virtual Firewall has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

Windows Virtual Firewall is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for Windows Virtual Firewall virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold the F8 key as your computer re... Read more

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**CAUTION THIS PERSON IS NOT THE BEST AT SPELLING OR GRAMMAR**
Okay so I have a file on my desktop and can not remove it.
I have already tried the general ways to remove it.. like dragging it
to the recycle bin and right clicking the file and selecting delete.
I have also refreshed my desktop icon cache and some other minor stuff.
Still this stubborn icon shows it's ugly face on my desktop.
Please help; as I'm MEGA OCD about my desktop and the icons placed on it.
I have been this way since windows 98!
The screenshots below, will explain more.
Thanks In Advance for any help!

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Hello everyone,
Management has finally given the go-ahead to upgrade our end-users from IE 9 to 11. There major caveat mentioned is that they want the 64-bit shortcut to IE11 removed from the Start Menu. The reason is that we have a few proprietary applications that will
only function using a 32-bit version of Internet Explorer. 
To avoid a flood of support calls, I'd like to automate this process. I'd rather be proactive than reactive in this scenario. Previously, we've done this manually on a user basis (meaning, we image a computer, remove the link after, deploy). However, re-imaging
every computer in the company is not option, as we simply don't have the 1) time and 2) personnel to accomplish this task.
We're using Windows 7 Professional x64 and will be using Desktop Central ManageEngine to deploy the the upgrade. We've tested and it looks good - we can push the prerequisite patches and the new executable without any issue...save the fact that none of my
scripts have been able to successfully remove the 64-bit IE 11 shortcut.
Has anyone ever been in this situation before? If so, any suggestions? 
Thanks!
Alex

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So a lot of people are complaining about the Windows 10 icon that shows in your icon tray after the KB3035583, which allows you to reserve your Windows 10 copy right away. Even thought you reserve it, it'll stay there. In order to remove it, you simply have to remove it from the start-up (and it's in the Task Scheduler). To do this, follow the instructions below.Edit: Added two other methods, one of which (Method 3) only hides it in the extended icon tray. Only Method 1 and Method 2 will prevent it from launching.Method 1 - Using AutorunsDownload Autoruns.zip from the Sysinternals Suite webpage;Extract the content of the Autoruns.zip folder where you want, then go in the folder, right-click on Autoruns.exe and select Run as Administrator;Accept the EULA on opening, then wait for all the entries to load;Click on Options and uncheck Hide Microsoft Entries, then wait for Autoruns to load the additional entries;In the Filter zone, enter gwx;Entrie related to GWX (Get Windows 10) will appear. Uncheck:\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\launchtrayprocess\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfigRestart your computer, and you're done;To enable it, simply check these entries back.Method 2 - Using Task Scheduler (credits to Dragonlady24 for the method and instructions)Original post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578100/remove-the-get-windows-10-icon-from-the-icon-tray/page-2#entry3723214The procedure has been modified to be more comprehensible and include instructions for both ... Read more

A:Remove the Get Windows 10 icon from the icon tray

Oh, is this not a service any more then? When KB3035583 first came out it installed a service called GWX, has this GWX service disappeared today and been replaced by these scheduled tasks? Would other scheduled task managing programs let you disable this: for example windows' task scheduler or CCleaner(startups section, scheduled tasks tab, maybe tick "advanced")?

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Hi, I have a kiosk PC that is looking pretty good however I have two outstanding issues. 
 
The users can still right click on applications on the taskbar and receive a context menu even though I've disabled the context menu in the group policy editor.
User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar/Remove access to the context menus for the taskbar - Enabled
 
And I can't figure out how to remove the "show desktop" icon in the systems notification tray.
 
Thanks in advance for any help
Megan Armstrong.
 

A:Windows 7 Restricted User - Remove Right click on taskbar icons; Remove show desktop icon

Hello Megan,

Hope you're doing fine.

Disabling context menu from application on the taskbar
Please note the task bar context menu for any application for windows 7 is sub-divided into two sections :

   a. Jumplist(to access recently opened files) 
   b. Creating a new instance of the application, Pin/Unpin, Close window

We can only disable the Jump List of the Taskbar context menu but not the "new instance creation, Pin/Unpin, close window"

Please follow the steps below to disable jump list:
1. Right-click on the Taskbar and then select Properties.
2. Click on the Start Menu tab and uncheck "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar".
3. Click OK.

Disabling Show Desktop from the system tray
Regarding the requirement of disabling the "Show Desktop" button alltogether from the System tray, this is by design.

There are no ways to remove it. All we can do is to disable aero peek at Taskbar properties by right clicking and uncheck the option "Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop".
There's a third party software which addresses this sopecific purpose but I'm not pretty sure if this works perfectly for Windows 7 SP1 as well. Please refer to the link below.

Ref :
http://kishan-bagaria.deviantart.com/art/7-Show-Desktop-Button-Remover-163376704
 
Thanks,
Nabarun

Regards,
Nabarun Chakraborty | Support Engineer | Micro... Read more

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I have an xls file that I frequent a lot and was hoping I could pin it to the explorer icon on my taskbar. I know I can pin it to the taskbar under the excel icon but I don't need an excel icon on my taskbar to clutter it up. Is there any way to pin it to the explorer icon instead?

A:Any way to pin an .xls file to explorer icon on taskbar

Pinning to the taskbar is for applications, not files. That is the dealio.

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I am trying to figure out how i can change the cover art/icon for my DVD movies (mkv) so they dont all have the same default icon. I would like to change the icon to like a DVD cover for each movie so its easy to look through them and find the movie you want, not to mention it looks so much better. If anyone knows how to do this I would greatly appreciate your help. Also, please keep in mind that im obviously not computer savy like the rest of you in here,so if you could possibly break it down into more lamens terms i would also appreciate it. Thanks!

A:how do I change icon for mkv file in explorer?

Microangelo works good.

Home of Microangelo: The Grand Daddy of Icon Software

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I've read the info on how to change icon spacing on the DESKTOP here . I know how to use Ctrl and the scroll wheel to make icons larger or smaller in FILE EXPLORER. But that's not what I'm asking about either.

I want to change the icon spacing in FILE EXPLORER. (while viewing icons as extra large, large, or medium). I don't want to change the font size or the icon size ...just the spacing.

Is there a way to do this?

A:Icon Spacing in File Explorer

Is there a way to change the icon spacing in file explorer?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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Hello, long time user of the many awesome tutorials on here. I can't for the life of me (searching on here and google) find out how to change the File Explorer Icon in Win 8/8.1 - I want to be able to use my custom icon so that it matches the rest of my desktop. I've tried many things including the tutorial of changing what opens with FE, customizing that shortcut works and I can pin it to my taskbar, but when I open downloads/documents or whatever it brings up the old default FE icon on my taskbar. Thanks for any help that can be given!

A:Change File Explorer Icon

you mean this icon

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I have finally found a way to get rid of the annoying Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Task Tray that consistently works on my little computer.

It is this batch file:
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/download/did/581/
from:
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/hide-or-...are-tray-icon/

but I now need a little help please ....
It tells me to add the batch file to the Start folder but I am flummoxed and don't have a clue how to do that.
As it is I have to run it at each start-up and the fleeting black screen with white text comes and goes before I can read it properly.

You lot have helped me so many times here I'm hoping you can this time too please

A:Add batch file to the Start folder? (hide Safely Remove Hardware icon)

Sounds like they want you to put in the Startup Folder at: C:\Users\"your user name"\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup then leave a shortcut to it in there.

Good Luck
Malcolm

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I have an issue with copying or moving files between folders in Windows Explorer using Home Premium 7. I installed Windows 7 a year ago and faced this issue. I got rid of it, but don?t recall how. In the last few days, it has returned----I don?t know why.


When I grab a file with the mouse and drag it to the left to another folder, an icon appears on top of that file. The icon is totally unnecessary and obscures my view of the destination folder. This often causes the file to drop into the wrong folder. The icon changes depending on the type of file being moved.

In the screenshot below, I am attempting to drag a Word file from the right side of Explorer to another folder on the left side. Notice the postage stamp-sized ?Word? icon with the large ?W? that covers up portions of the directory tree.

How do I get rid of that completely pointless icon?


I thought it was some setting in folder view options, but I have played with those settings to no effect.

Help??!!??

A:File drag and drop in Explorer obscured by icon

It is actually a good feature. It tells you which folder it will be dropping thr file into.

By your picture if you released it at that point it would drop it in the temp folder.
You align the mouse to show folder name you want to drop it into.

Drop it misaligned as XP use to be and it could go in the folder you want or in the folder on either side. Or even drop between folders.

Mike

Go to this tutorial.
Visual Effects Settings - Change[2]=Appearance

Show window content while dragging may be need to be unchecked. If that doesn't work put the check back in the box.

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Hi,
I've accidently somehow added extra strip to my windows broswer, and I can't get rid of it. It has "File", "Edit", "View", "Tools", "Help" bookmarks. I've attached the image.
How do I remove it?

Thanks.

A:Windows explorer - remove "File, Edit... " strip

Hello Johnyx, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This would be the "Menu bar". You can use one of the steps in OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to turn it off.

Menu Bar - Turn On or Off

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It says I cannot use the file explorer until I remove the use as administrator. So please who knows?
thanks
barb mann

A:cannot use file explorer until I remove the use as administrator

File Explorer is part of Windows 8, renamed from Windows Explorer in Win7 and earlier versions.

Are you opening from the Windows Explorer icon on the Taskbar [copies there during installation by default]? Have you tried opening Windows Explorer from the icon in Start, All Programs, Accessories? Have you tried pressing the Windows key + the E key?

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As the title says I want to remove the entry for the Homegroup from the left panel of all File Explorer windows. Tried the Win 7 method and I get Access Denied to the reg key needed to make the change. Try everything short of taking Complete ownership of the Reg data files and not sure Win 8 would even let me do that.

Thanks.
PS I'm glad I installed 8 on a separate SSD.

A:How to remove the Homegroup entry in File Explorer

Hello, what error you're getting in permissions of that registry key?

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The best way to explain is with an illustration - see the attachment. How do I remove a library location name - in this case "My Pictures (273) L:\Users\M and D" - so that all I see are the folders and files in the library?

A:How to Remove Library Location Name From File Explorer?

Right click on it and select Don't show in navigation pane.

Also, Library is not a folder, it's a collection of junction points: Junction Dysfunction - TechNet Magazine Article - December 2009

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Thanks Brink
Another (similar) question in case you know the answer or have time to have a look at it. I moved my OneDrive folder to my E:\ drive on Surface Pro. A OneDrive icon has now appeared at the top of my FE navigation pane, which I would like to remove or hide. I have tried a few regedits but no success. I posted separately on this at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/o...=1463225945905

Some useful answers, but haven't cracked it yet. Sorry to trouble you with it, but your knowledge of the W10 registry seems to be unparalelled.
Jon

A:How to remove OneDrive from navigation pane of File Explorer

Hello Jon,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help.

OneDrive - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 10

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Today I had a new icon in my taskbar. It wa a prompt to install Windows 10. At this time, I am not interested in installing Windows 10. How can I permanently deleet this ucon prompt?

A:Remove Windows 10 install icon

See http://venturebeat.com/2015/05/31/microsoft-starts-prompting-windows-7-and-windows-8-users-to-reserve-their-free-windows-10-upgrade/ , nothing to fret over, IMO.
 
Louis

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In windows 8 it was removed and I was happy (I have a keyboard so I just use hotkeys), but in 8.1 it turns on by default and I can't see how to switch it back off. Thanks in advance!

A:Remove windows icon from taskbar in 8.1

A screenshot would help.

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How do i remove other ICON in my computer? with my OS windows 7 x64? i want the photostream disapear in my computer. i already unistall, ICLOUD and Itunes. but photostream still... cannot be deleted.

A:How do i remove other ICON in my computer windows 7 x64?

This any help to you......iCloud: How to delete photos from Photo Stream.

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The Windows 7 method for removing the homegroup icon from the navigation pain doesn't seem to work, even though the extremely similar method for the libraries icon does. Has anyone managed to remove it? I don't feel like disabling homegroups, Microsoft made setting up a network too annoying without it (unless someone has a guide...)

Here was the old way. It seems to have no effect:
Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Forums

A:How to remove the Homegroup icon in Windows 8?

Hello Pixel Eater,

I just tested the tutorial in Windows 8, and it works if you also do it with these registry locations below as well.

32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8:

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}\ShellFolder


Only 64-bit Windows 8:

Code:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}\ShellFolder

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}\ShellFolder


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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In Windows XP Home edition, is there a way to eliminate the 'Windows Messenger' icon from the TaskBar? Thanks
 

A:Remove Windows Messenger Icon

You can remove it completely using Add/Remove Programs, select Windows Components, and unselect 'Windows Messenger'.
 

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Does anyone know how to remove the little two people icon that appears on the drives when you share them.

I don't like them and am on a network with 2 networks.

Picture Will Tell You What I mean:
http://zhost.tk/u/4d/hdd.png

Tell me if you know how to. I remember I changed a registry entry when I had vista, I know have Win7 and want to know how to get rid of them.

Lots of research and still no solution.

A:How to Remove Windows 7 Sharing Icon

This works with Vista and it might works with Seven
Go to Regedit and make sure you create restore point before applying this

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Network\SharingHandler\
Name : (Default)
Type: REG_SZ
Modify the value and copy this into the value data

"msshrui.dll" for Windows 9x/Me, "ntshrui.dll" for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
After editing the registry, you need to restart your PC.
feel free to ask

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I was playing GTA V with fraps on to see the framerate then when I changed the graphical settings and reset the game with fraps still on this icon apeared in the bottom right corner of my screen. This is not my monitor doing this and it floats over all windows and the snip tool and the print screen button can't pick it up so I had to take a picture with my phone. I have attached the picture to the thread. I both logged out and reset the machine, nothing removed the icon. Is there a way to get rid of this or to find out what is causing this? Thanks in advance!

A:Icon floating above all other windows, unable to remove

Hi welcome to the forum.

i would check the settings on the monitor itself maybe something got activated by mistake.

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I manually upgraded to the W10 anniversary upgrade. Since then I have a "Windows10 Upgrade" shortcut icon on my desktop from the file "Windows10UpgraderApp.exe" in the C:\Windows10Upgrade folder.

Now that the upgrade is all done and history, do I still need this icon or even the C:\Windows10Upgrade folder on my pc?

Thanks.

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I couldn't hide it using customize, can it only go if you disable automatic updates?

A:How to remove the windows 7 update icon from tray?

Hi cyberdude
If you customize the windows update as "only show notifications" and still it is not hidden, it means that it is in the process of updating. When the update will be installed, it will be back to hidden automatically.

I'd suggest you to not disable automatic updates, only for a system trey icon .

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I recently installed Windows Vista Starter on my old PC just for an upgrade, i wanna know how to remove the icon/picture on the bottom right of the screen, it's not really an icon it's more like a logo or a permanant picture fixed onto the desktop, i tried changing the wallpaper it doesn't work and i tried to move it or delete it and doesn't work. It's annoying cuz it's always on top of my applications, if i open my browser it's on top, if i open windows media player it's on top, everything i open is on top except for games and it's really annoying me somehow.
 

A:How to remove the icon for Windows Vista Starter??

chaoscreater said:

I recently installed Windows Vista Starter on my old PC just for an upgrade, i wanna know how to remove the icon/picture on the bottom right of the screen, it's not really an icon it's more like a logo or a permanant picture fixed onto the desktop, i tried changing the wallpaper it doesn't work and i tried to move it or delete it and doesn't work. It's annoying cuz it's always on top of my applications, if i open my browser it's on top, if i open windows media player it's on top, everything i open is on top except for games and it's really annoying me somehow.

Click to expand...

Have you tried looking in the properties for the taskbar? If I remember correctly, Windows XP had an option to display the Windows version on the desktop. Maybe this program installed a switch that can take this logo off your screen. It's a thought...
 

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No matter how many times I reset file explorer in Windows 10, browsing through folder will open multiple windows and not keep the same windows at all. WTF? Is it this hard to get a basic god damn app to behave normally? Browsing through my D$ drive will spawn multiple windows. Or browsing through C$ will open the same window for the first folder then pop open a new window for anything else.

Anyone else having this issue? Any fix? Restoring defaults does nothing. I just want to keep the same window open for everything. I don't want to have multiple instances of file explorer windows while browsing. There used to be a target shortcut you could place in the shortcut of file explorer that would help out with this. Can anyone help?

Thanks!
 

A:Windows 10 file explorer opening multiple windows..really MS? File explorer?!

Go to the "real" control panel, and open up "File Explorer Options". On the General tab make sure that the radio button is set to "open each folder in the same window".
 

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I've customized the look of File Explorer (thanks to the tutorial). Now, how do I remove iCloud Photos from the Devices and Drives view in file Explorer?

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What is PrivacyClear?

PrivacyClear is a fake system software that is considered as a Rogue. Rogues are malicious programs that hackers use to trick users by displaying false threats and problems that it claims to have detected. In reality, none of the issues are real and are only used to convince the user into buying their software and stealing their personal financial information
Am I infected?

These are some screenshots of this rogue.


<h1>How to remove PrivacyClear (Removal Instructions)</h1>
If you experience any problems completing these instructions, please start a new thread here

<h2>STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking</h2>

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then <>restart your computer</>.</li>

[*]<>Tap the "F8 key" continuously</> until you get the Advanced Boot Options screen.</li>

[*]On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to <>highlight Safe Mode with Networking</> , and then <>press ENTER</>.
<br>
<img title="Safe Mode with Networking screen" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/safemode.jpg" alt="[Image: Safemode.jpg]" width="539" height="292" border="0" /></li>
</ol>

<h2> Step 2: Download and run RKill</h2>
Download mirror 1 - Download mirror 2 - Download mirror 3

Save it to y... Read more

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can you help us

or give us a product to remove Vundo...

A:Need a guide to remove trojan.Vundo

Hello and welcome.. run these.post back the logs and give us an update on the machine. I will guess you run XP.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.46) and save it to your desktop.Before you save it rename it to say zztoy.exe 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 th... Read more

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My PC has been infected by Security Tool. I am following the Remove Security Tool and Security Tool (Uninstall Guide). I am running XP Home Edition.

I booted in safe mode. Rkill worked. I downloaded mbram (not the right name) and renamed it to Explorer.exe. I double clicked it and it installed Malewarebytes. I did not do a restart, even though it asked to. I downloaded the random named .exe to c:\Program Files\Malwarebytes anti-malware\ directory. When I tried to execute it it gave me the message "The setup files are corrupt. Please obtain a new copy of the program."

I played with various things trying to get it to work. One thing I noticed was after a reboot, I was able to get passed the message above. But when I click on the random named .exe in c:\Program Files\Malwarebytes anti-malware\ directory, it tries to install the software again. I am doing an rkill each time I boot into safe mode.

So it appears if I do the install using the explorer.exe and don't do a reboot it the random named file is trying to do a "setup" (install) but can't. And if I do a reboot after the explorer.exe install, clicking on the random named exe can start the install. But either way I can't get Malwarebytes to start. I can't get the screen shown in step 13 to appear.

Any ideas what I am doing wrong or what I can do to get rid of Security Tool?

Thanks
ddibowski

A:Can't remove Security Tool using the guide

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and 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.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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What is CouponDropDown?

CouponDropDown is an adware that displays advertisements and hijacks your browsers. Although some adwares are not harmful, they are a nuisance due to constant pop-ups and ads. It is recommended that you remove these programs as some can be malicious.
Am I infected?

These are screenshots of this adware.

How to remove CouponDropDown (Removal Instructions)
This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.

If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our <a href="http://malwaretips.com/Forum-Malware-Removal-Assistance">Malware Removal Assistance</a> forum.

<h2> Step 1: Uninstall CouponDropDown </h2>

Click Start, select Control Panel
Click Add/Remove Programs (Or if you are using Vista/ Window 7, click Uninstall a program)
Let the list of programs finish loading and find CouponDropDown and uninstall it
If you don't see CouponDropDown on the list, proceed to the next step

Step 2: Remove browser Hijacks
Note: All your browsers will likely be hooked by the adware. As a result, you have to remove the CouponDropDown extension or add-on in each browser. You may or may not have the following add-ons. If you do, remove them as well.

CouponDropDown
FBPhotoZoom
GoPhoto.it
HDvid Codec
IB Updater
OneClickDownload
OneClickDownloader
Online HD TV
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-soft

followed the guide at the above site and no luck. after restarting computer problem comes back again. running xp.

thanks alot.
 

A:cant remove antivirus soft, followed guide

bump bump bump bump
 

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so instead of new windows coming up where the icon is on the taskbar, it comes up down the end of where my icons are. this happened since i removed it and readded it with custom start folder.

so its like there are two icons of explorer , if u follow.. see pic

A:windows explorer windows not coming up from explorer icon

Hello Krohm,

See if unpinning the File Explorer on the left, pinning the one on the far right, then drag the one on the right to the left and drop may help.

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Please do not refer me to System/Advanced/Visual settings. I've removed every check mark in there referring to shadows and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has changed. These shadows are making me go blind. I absolutely cannot read them.

Any suggestions that work would be greatly appreciated. I've been fighting this problem for weeks. I'm to the end of my rope and the knot is slipping. Nothing should be this difficult to change.

A:How remove shadows on Icon Titles on desktop in Windows 10???

Hi

I made a registry tweak ( see screens and had no pb to get rid of shadows )

AFTER

BEFORE

path in regedit to tweak and change value from 1 to 0

Logoff needed to see changes

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Does someone knows a way to hide it for good? Not disabling it, because that could cause some trouble, just that doesn't show in the tray? A .reg file would be awesome.

I want this for 2 reasons: First, I don't use it, I use USB Disk Ejector; and second because it's wasting space. And don't worry, everything in there has a purpose, as myself installed everyone of them.

Cheers!

PS: Sorry for my English, it's not my native language. If there was any misspelling or error, let me know. Also, I had to translate somethings from Spanish to English, so perhaps it's not the most accurate.

A:Hide Windows Remove USB Safely Tray Icon.

On my Win10 I can show or hide some of the icons in the Notification Area. I right-click the Taskbar, choose Properties to get the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties panel. Then I click Customize beside "Notification area:" which gets me the Notifications & Actions panel where I can make changes. I prefer Hide for that particular icon as prematurely removing a USB drive can, and usually does, result in corrupted files. It's needed to assure stopping access to the device when Windows has finished reading it and writing to it.
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I'm going to remove it because I receive notifications about the User Accounts being off.

A:Why not remove the Windows Security icon from the Notification Area?

I was just annoyed at notifications about the User Accounts being turned off. Here's the tutorial I used:

How to Disable or Enable the Security Center Alert Warning Notification in Vista

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I can't remove Windows Media Center Update icon from the right side of my tray.
I don't use this update and it always says ... update log started"
I do use Windows Media Player but do I need the Media Center Update ? Can I remove it safely?

A:Can't Remove Windows Media Center Update icon

I think this thing should help you Toggle Taskbar Notifications - Windows Vista - Windows Media Center

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I'm completely new to Windows 7, having just purchased a netbook that came loaded with it. Tonight I inserted a USB modem for the first time to set up wireless internet connection, which installed itself and gave me the internet.

When I went to remove the modem I looked for the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the system tray like I always did in Windows XP. It's not there. I went to Devices and Printers hoping to right click and eject from there. The USB modem didn't show up there. I tried customising the icons for the system tray but could not find anything to do with Safely Remove Hardware.

I had no option but to turn off the netbook and then remove the USB modem.

1) Will turning off the netbook stop any possible corruption of the USB modem?

2) Is there anyone here who has had this issue and resolved it?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: No Safely Remove Hardware icon in Windows 7

1) Not really any problem anyhow with a wireless adater (which I assume is what you mean by modem since they are sometimes called that). It's storage devices that are of concern, as there may be writes pending.

2) Not me. But, since you are new to the mysteries of 7, let's see if you really have a problem.

The "Safely Remove" icon will appear only when there is a USB device present. By default it will not be in the main Notification Area; it will be in the "overflow" area that you access by clicking the tiny up-arrow (left-most icon in Notification Area).

If you customize (see attachment) the "Safely Remove" can be forced into the Notification Area by changing the Behavior to 'Show icon and notifications.'
 

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It has been a week or so after I updated Windows 10 on my Dell E4300 to the Anniversary edition. It has not been a smooth update, many DCOM errors mainly to permission problems and apparently from system user accounts being changed after the update, prolonged hard disk lockups and a few more.
I have resolved almost all of them, but one more remains; there is no longer an icon for safely removing usb devices. In the previous version of Windows 10, my Ricoh card reader (on my laptop), was showing up as a USB device and I had the option to "safely remove" the card from the tray. Now it is gone. It is listed in the device manager under the disk drives. Is this how it should be?
Also, my scanner, whenever I turn it on, no usb icon shows up in the tray area, It works though. Is this how things should be under the Anniversary edition of Windows 10, or should I make a fresh install of Windows 10 or Windows 10 Anniversary?

A:No safely remove icon in tray any more after Windows 10 Anniversary up

Mine will only show when there's a memory card connected/plugged in whereas previous versions of Windows I'm sure the icon remained either way. Afaik my scanner has never appeared under safely remove hardware, as there's no risk of corruption of files. The feature is usually for USB HDs, memory cards etc.

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I recently purchased an Asus UL30A slim notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 pre-installed. I've just about gotten all my settings the way I'd like (by uninstalling all the Asus pre-installed junk), but the one setting I cannot seem to fix is to get
rid of the display language select box that constantly show up in the upper-left on the Windows 7 Welcome screen (initial login, or any time you lock the system of hit CTRL-ALT-DEL). Despite the fact that I have no other display languages installed AND also
no extra keyboard languages installed, this box always appears. It defaults to "EN" (as it should), but "CH" (Traditional, Taiwan) is also available as an option. I cannot for the life of me figure out where it's getting that this language
is currently installed on the system (keyboard or display), as I've completely removed everything possible other than English from the system. If anyone can offer insight into how to remove this Chinese option permanently from my system I would greatly appreciate
it. Note, I don't have any language packs installed from Office 2007 either.

Thanks in advance.

A:Cannot remove the Language icon on Windows 7 Startup screen...

Hi opus20745,
 
Please try the following suggestions to check this issue:
 
1.    
Go to
Start, click Control Panel.
2.    
View by "Large icons".
3.    
Click
Region and Language.
4.    
On the Keyboards and Languages tab, click "Change keyboards…".
5.    
Highlight "Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan)" in the Installed services box, and then click
Remove button.
6.    
Click
OK.
 
Check if the issue can be resolved.
 
Regards,
Linda
 

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...rsonal-securityWith regards to this guide. Can this be performed in Safe mode??Reason I ask is that I'm unable to do anything in normal mode. I can't open anything or run anything.In saying that, I have followed the guide in safe mode (downloading to a portable Hard drive first) with no success. In following the links to Grinlers "Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem" and downloading the DDS.....can this be run in safe mode?If none of these removal progams cen be run in safe mode, then what am I to do?

A:Remove Personal Security (Uninstall Guide)

If you cannot run MBAM or complete a scan in normal mode, then try performing a Quick Scan in "safe mode". Scanning with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in safe or normal mode will work but removal functions are not as powerful in safe mode. MBAM is designed to be at full power when malware is running so safe mode is not necessary when using it. In fact, MBAM loses some effectiveness for detection & removal when used in safe mode because the program includes a special driver which does not work in safe mode. Further, scanning in safe mode prevents some types of malware from running so it may be missed during the detection process. Additionally, there are various types of malware infections which target the safeboot keyset so booting into safe mode is not always possible. For optimal removal, normal mode is recommended so it does not limit the abilities of MBAM but sometimes there is no alternative but to do a safe mode scan. If that is the case, after completing a safe mode scan, reboot normally and try rescanning again.Note if installing in safe mode: For the same reasons indicated above, installing MBAM in safe mode is not advised. However, we understand in some instances there may be no other choice. If that is the case, after completing a safe mode scan it is recommended to uninstall MBAM, then reinstall it in normal mode and perform another scan.

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Hello, I am not all that computer savvy. I have followed the instructions to remove this annoying "MY SECURITY ENGINE" and did very well until number 18. I cannot delete this system 32 the delete button is pale grey and wont let it work. Would anyone have any idea how I can delete then reinstall. Cheers, Carolyn

A:Uninstall Guide Remove my Security Engine

I'm having the same problem, the spydoctor doesn't seem to work? Purchase? same as My sercuity engine ?
what to do?

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Hello,The guide to remove Security Tool is great and pretty simple to follow. I ran into one problem though and not being familiar with the HOSTS file, I am unaware of what it is I need to do.The user is instructed to download Hostsperm.bat and run it. After that is done, the HOSTS file needs to be deleted.This is the path given: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS.I did both items above but I'm not sure I did them correctly. In the HOSTS file besides HOSTS, there are Imhosts.sam, networks, protocol and services which I did not delete; I left everything but HOSTS as it was. Next, there is a link to click on for the Windows 7 Hosts File Download Link which didn't seem to do anything and when I looked back in the original file HOSTS wasn't there; just the remaining four items I mentioned. What have I done wrong (this time? )Also, do I delete the hostsperm.bat from my desktop when I'm done???A little over my head . . .Thanks.cs.Ugggh! Forgot which computer I was working on and clicked on Windows XP HOSTS file link to complicate things. Now what?

A:Question re: guide to remove Security Tool

Hey I know you
Lmhosts.sam =(LAN Manager Hosts) .sam =Sample file..
Is this the XP or a Win 7 machine.

First try a System restore to a few days ago and see if you have your Hosts file back.
We can't replace it till wea re sure of the OS

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I am infected with the safesearch malware, I tried following http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-safesearch-toolbar/ and no luck. It seems to slow my pc and bootup speed and even though i managed to get my homepage back to google it does still show up when i open mozilla as a extra tab.
 
Please help!
 
I think I am using windows 8.

A:Safesearch malware. Infected even after following a guide to remove

Hi XanatosNemos.
 
 Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator
The tool will start to update the database, please wait a bit.
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
After the scan has finished, click on the Clean button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S#].txt) will open automatically (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
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   Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
The tool will open start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
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Hello,
I am attempting to remove a system tool infection from my computer. Following the instructions of the uninstall guide of the Automated removal instructions for system tool using Malwarebytes' anti-malware(step#22-host-perm.bat download link) I am unable to access the host file C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOST to delete it and add the appropriate file HOST file. Please advise. Thank you for your support and reply.
Mrbill5834

A:Uninstall Guide-Remove system tool

Hello.Downloading and executing the host-perm.bat file mentioned in that step will allow you to access and modify the HOSTS file.Hope that helps.~Blade

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XP Security 2013 is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying XP Security 2013 and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism,XP Security 2013 has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

XP Security 2013 is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for XP Security 2013 virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.Please keep in mind that you need... Read more

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I updated Windows Live today. Now, I have the WLM icon on the toolbar. I exit WLM, but the icon keeps coming back. Is there any way that I can get rid of the icon? I have it set up where I don't have WLM start every time I log on.Thanks.
OS Win XP
 

A:Solved: How to remove Windows Live Messenger icon from toolbar.

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There was an earlier thread on this by ratsmooze, and I am having the same problem. I also tried the solutions of entering the run command he/she did, plus changing the custom notification icon to "show." The latter will make the icon show until it is used once, then it disappears again. I went through diagnostics on Norton 360, which found problems with interface and sent me to device manager. I went there and checked if current software were all up to date (yes) and enabled (yes) for human interface/USB hub devices. HELP!
 

A:Safely remove hardware icon disappeared from Windows Vista

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives...g-or-disappeared-safely-remove-hardware-icon/

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Safely_re...er_called_safely_remove_hardware_under_past_y
 

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I find even the smallest icon in an explorer window to be too large leaving a large spacing between file name text. I can't find anyone else having raised this issue so far? The icons are larger than in XP resulting in fewer file entries for a given window size

A:icon size in explorer windows

Hi DaiB,

There are a number of things you could be referring to here. Could you please post a screenshot so we can see exactly what you mean?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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Can anyone help me. Just started using Windows 7 Ultimate. I see the Windows 7 Explorer ICON with a blue handle at the bottom of the ICON. Does this mean my files are being shared with everyone? If so, how can I stop sharing files and folders?

A:Windows 7 Ultimate Explorer ICON

Screenshot?

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Can anyone tell me how to change this crappy old icon in windows explorer?
See attachment.

Thanks!

A:crappy old icon in windows explorer

Hello Boris,

This can help show you how to fix that icon.

Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix

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Is there anyway to increase the 'spacing' of icons in Windows Explorer.

A:Windows Explorer Icon Spacing

Hi Harrismith,

Have you seen this forum yet? Explorer Icon View - How to distance icons, more text?

It looks like there's no real solution but depending on what your goal is, you can try holding Ctrl and using the scroll wheel to change icon size.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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Just curious if this is anything I should be worried about. I've never seen either of these icons before.
Anyone know what they are?
 

A:Odd Windows Explorer History Icon

Oh and here's my HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:11:08 AM, on 07/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LXSUPMON.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.persephones-closet.ca/
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D79... Read more

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I changed the icon of my windows explorer and pinned it back to my toolbar, after that, it kept the original icon, and then a few hours later I looked and it was changed to the one I chose. I was super happy but after I rebooted my computer, it changed back :/

I thought i remembered seeing a thread on how to change it but I couldnt find it, if there is one could someone direct me there please?

and another thing, I couldnt find the right section to post this in, but hopefully someone can help. Is there a way to lock my external Hard Drive by password? I saw one for making a password locked folder and it intrigued me.

Thanks guys, the help i receive on this site is phenomenal!!!

A:Windows Explorer Icon won't stay the way I want it

- Here you can find a quick tutorial on how to change the icon.
- You can only password protect drives by encrypting them. Since you have windows 7 ultimate you can use windows' built-in encryption system called Bitlocker.
Go to Control Panel > Bitlocker, it is straight forward to encrypt a drive.

Another solution is to use TrueCrypt (or any other softwares) to encrypt the drive the same way, though this process requires more knowledge/time to set up. You have more settings, you can set up an even safer encryption method..

The Bitlocker is a more convinient way to do it and it does the job great!

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Hi guys,

For reasons I will explain if I do have a problem:

Can someone tell me which "Open" Icon is displayed in their Windows Explorer menu bar (to the right of "Organize") when the following two items are selected (single clicked) within Windows Explorer:

>C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
(Mine shows a generic type icon, white with a blue band at the top and some verticle bars in the body)

>C:\Users\Your User Name\Favorites\select any bookmark (url)
(Mine shows a house with a blue roof, the dropdown arrow show Internet "Browser" vs Explorer)

Thanks for your help

A:Windows Explorer Icon - need someone to check on pls

i get the same as you.

looks like a bug - it isn't just your system.

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Windows Explorer Icon Missing
I was cleaning old laptop to give away and Windows Explore icon disappeared.
I can move items when im on drive C just like i used to do on Windows Explorer.
Im running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 build 2600. It was missing before i updated to service pack 3.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Old retired guy
 

A:Windows Explorer Icon Missing

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my windows explorer icon keeps disapearing from my taskbar i did a search here but wasn't able to solve. I would really appreciate help with this . Thanks to all.

A:Windows explorer icon keeps disappearing

Is it disappeared from the taskbar ? Then you may get it back.
Click start menu-->Computer. A explorer window will appear.
In the explorer window, click on Libraries ( in the left side pane). The explorer icon is now in your taskbar.
Right click on the taskbar icon --> Pin this program to taskbar. KIDDING ?

But if it appears and vanishes .... I dont know what to do.

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I have a file ( a .shn file.. non compressed audio ) that is played with winamp. Everytime I go into folder options and customize the icon that a .shn file should use, within a day it changes back. This is the only file that does this. I've tried using different icons, including a winamp icon.... I've change other icons on my system and there fine.... Jojo
 

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After Installation of "Fences 2" for desktop management, a haywaire situation ensued. Whenever I tried to open Fences ( which I had sujccessfully used for years), I received "Windows Explorer has stopped working". This was followed by a "Windows Solution", which immediately failed. going back to "Windows Explorer has stopped working".
 
I've uninstalled Fences and the parade has stopped. The Windows Internet logo and the Windows Explorer logo have both disappeared, although IE10 appears to be working properly, as does windows explorer.
 
How do I recoverr these marks?
 
My computer is a HP p7-1220 desktop, running Windows 7 64bit. I have 1468 GB hard drive free space and 7668 MB usable installed memory.

A:Windows Explorer Icon has disappeared

Windows System Restore function comes to mind.
 
Louis

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A website was referred to me by a friend to view a short video. (I am on a 56K modem to the server)

I had Internet Explorer 7 installed at the time and the window came up with a red 'X' in the corner. As I have been having issues with the I/E 'losing itself; then finding itself with appropriate windows displayed during the pause, I decided to try another brouser.

I downloaded Firefox-3. It received the site's window with a video icon in the corner. I did not press the issue further as I never go to u-tube, etc. and all the sites that cluttered the toolbar. It was promptly removed as I personally did not care to spend the time studying it's in and outs.

Next I went to Internet Explorer 8, which is currently on here for trial to see if the 'losing itself' would be solved by the newer version. When going to the same site mentioned above, the window now has an icon thus:


What the heck does this icon mean?

________________________________________________________________

WELL, THAT WAS SHORTLIVED! This time instead of I/E losing and finding itself, it just loses itself and shuts down. Clicking the 'WHA'HAPPEN?' button reveals this: (Data Execution Prevention) What Next?


I/E 8 is outt'a here also, back to I/E 7 <DAMN!>

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XP Total Security 2013 is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying XP Total Security 2013 and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism,XP Total Security 2013 has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

XP Total Security 2013 is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for XP Total Security 2013 virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.Ple... Read more

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XP Home Security 2013 is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
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As part of its self-defense mechanism,XP Home Security 2013 has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

XP Home Security 2013 is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for XP Home Security 2013 virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.Please k... Read more

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I would like to post a big thank you to Grinler for his Win7 Security 2012 Uninstall Guide here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-security-2012It worked perfectly. I had already removed this once on another PC on my network but this version came with the rootkit. I would have never gotten to the Kaspersky TDDSkiller without this guide.I would like to suggest an update. This particular version of this virus also deleted the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc] registry key and replaced it with its own key. Grinler's cure kills the virus key but does not fix the WSCSVC key. Therefore, you cannot restart the Windows 7 Security Center service after everything is cleaned up. Hopefully, you agree that this is bad news.I found a solution for replacing this key, and getting the Security Center service restarted, posted on the Microsoft Technet by one Niki Han:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprosecurity/thread/084209d7-81c7-47f5-85e4-1eb532bac8baIt comes complete with a link to both the 64 bit and 32 bit WSCSVC registry keys.You should consider adding this helpful hint to your guide.You geeks are great!Icy

A:Remove Win 7 Security 2012 Uninstall Guide Suggestion

My son was also infected with this rogue/fakerean but did not get the Alurean rootkit. After getting security center back up and running on both PCs, we both had the same issue: Security Center reported that Windows Firewall was not turned on. Clicking the button to turn on the firewall would result in an error 0x8007042. It appears that this monster had also deleted the following keys:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MpsSvc] (windows 7 firewall)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\bfe] (Base Filtering Engine)
In Services.msc both the Base Filtering Engine and the Windows Firewall services will not be there, so you can't turn them on.

I have a rather involved solution that includes importing these keys from a good PC. I'm not in front of the Windows 7 box right now but I can post some detailed instructions plus good keys for both 32 bit and 64 bit, if anyone is interested.
-Icy
P.S. Great advice to download and run Secunia PSI. I believe this rogue got through a Javascript exploit as we were both running Java 6_26 which is way outdated

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As part of its self-defense mechanism,XP Anti-Virus 2013 has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

XP Anti-Virus 2013 is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for XP Anti-Virus 2013 virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

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Hi All, a request for help on one aspect of your Remove Security Tool Uninstall guide.

I have been following it and have got up to step 13.

I have located the Malwarebytes . exe program and double click on it.

I get an error message. "the set up files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program."

I have redone Step 12, no luck. Then went back to step 7 and did all steps again with no luck.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

A:Help Request on "Remove Security Tool Uninstall Guide)

Hello merlot49 ,Let's disable the main file manually so you can run some tools. Do you have access to a flash drive?What I want you to look for is in Application Data (If using XP, otherwise Program Data). There will be a folder, with a file in it of the same "name". This will appear random, but it has a pattern. Look for letters and numbers in this order: lower case, upper case, lower case, upper case, lower case, then 5 random numbers. For example:Folder -----> pEeHl02508\pEeHl02508.exe <-----file insideDelete the folder. Now, download the following tool to a flash drive from a different computer, then put it on the infected one and run it.This tool is not a toy. If used the wrong way you could trash your computer. Please use only under direction of a Helper. If you decide to do so anyway, please do not blame me or ComboFix.* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. 1. Download this file - combofix.exe http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe 2. Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.3. When finished, it will produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply please.Note:Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall.If you have trouble running it the first time, then rename ComboFix.exe to merlot.exe and try again.Thanks,tea

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//Mod edit: Split from thread here = http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry309789 //Ok, heres the log://------------------------Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 22:54:01, on 27/06/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exeC:\PROGRA~1\GKC\GKCDTDNS\GKCDTDNSNT.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin&#... Read more

A:Spyware/malware Problem After Following Guide To Remove Spywarequake

Hello,

Can you rename Hijackthis.exe to Analyse.exe
Then scan with Analyse.exe and post the log in your next reply (which will be a hijackthislog ofcourse)

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I run Vista on half my computer & Ubuntu 9 on the other half. On the Vista side I got the Security Tools malware. As noted in Grinler's Post on September 25, 2009 @ 11:44 AM all my desktop icons disappeared & I was unable to open any programs. I started the instructions posted for the clean up to no avail. The only thing I was able to do was to view my desktop via the Run command. Couldn't run the Malwarebytes Anti-Maleware Download link file as instructed. A small black screen flashed on my screen ever so briefly that told me the author & to be patient as it works but then nothing & I couldn't proceed with the next step, so I'm assuming I was unsuccessful & not that the thing works so fast that I didn't have time to read the sreen. After trying for hours & occassionally getting a message saying I had the wrong path for the file, I went back to the Ubuntu side & tried to "move to trash" the actual "Security tool" file. I noticed was able to do so successfully by simply opening the windows side of the computer in Ubuntu & dragging it to the trash. This helped (I think) as when I re-opened Windows my desktop was visible, I was able to open programs, no longer saw the security tools icons, & no longer got their annoying "Warnings." However, I still figured I should follow your advice on runing Explorer.exe & the rest of it to fix the other files that had been corrupted (HOSTS). H... Read more

A:Remove Security Tool and SecurityTool (Uninstall Guide)

When the Malware puts you in this state then... We need a deeper look,please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic from step 9.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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XP Anti-Spyware 2013 is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying XP Anti-Spyware 2013 and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism,XP Anti-Spyware 2013 has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

XP Anti-Spyware 2013 is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for XP Anti-Spyware 2013 virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.Please keep i... Read more

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[parsehtml] <>Data Recovery</> is a malicious software that will display fake alerts, claiming that several hard drive errors were detected on your computer.The alerts are professional looking pop-ups and when you click on them, you're advised to buy Data Recovery in order to fix this errors.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Data Recovery and stealing your personal financial information.
If you've got a <>Data Recovery</> infection , you'll be seeing this screens :

<img title="Data Recovery" src="http://malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Data-Recovery.png" alt="[Image: Smart-HDD.png]" width="715" height="592" />
<h2>Registration codes for Data Recovery</h2>
As an optional step,you can use the following license key to register Data Recovery and stop the fake alerts.
<span style="color: red;"><>08869246386344953972969146034087</></span>
<>Please keep in mind that entering the above registration code will NOT remove Data Recovery from your computer , instead it will just stop the fake alerts so that you'll be able to complete our removal guide more easily.</>
We ly advise you to follow our Data Recovery removal guide and ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as ... Read more

A:How to remove Data Recovery (Uninstall Guide) [UPDATED]

This guide was updated for the 2012 version of Data Recovery!
Stay safe!
 

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