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It was suggested my issue is an infection so...

Q: It was suggested my issue is an infection so...

Hi, I had a post from another part of the forum when I thought it was just firefox I was having trouble with. Then I was getting problems elsewhere too. If it's an infection it must have happened pretty fast. I reinstalled firefox and the problem persisted there, but like I said weird behavior on other browsers too and also had computer screen freeze and make weird beeping sounds twice and I shut it down and restarted. Here was my original post:
"I don't really know if it was a hard disk or a hard drive or if it's related to the problem in any way. I've also had a cat walk across the keyboard a few dozen times. Could've been that! Anyway, I had my laptop hard disk or drive go bad and all my info get wiped after only a few months with this new Dell. No sign it was going it just went out of nowhere. First time this happened to me out of nowhere. I lost a CRAPLOAD, people! Anyway, I reinstalled firefox which is my favorite browser and now it's acting very strangely and I can't seem to figure it out.
 
*I can't log into some sites, and it tells me about updating adobe when I have it updated and the same sites work on a different browser.
 
*When I highlight text, I lift my finger up off the pad and it un-highlights.
 
*I press down and scroll along a game screen to travel within that program window and it selects wherever I stop even if I didn't click anything.
 
*The scrolling function seems like it will randomly have me clicking exit where my pointer is nowhere near the X and I keep randomly accidently shutting off my browser or whatever window.
 
*Some videos and images will randomly not show or those that normally autoplay will be frozen in places like facebook.
 
*Sometimes no words will type anywhere within firefox either and I'll have to exit the program and go back in.
 
It's just weird. I don't know if I've messed with some kind of control or what. I have had about three or for updating processes since the replacement and I wonder if anyone knows if it might need to do that several times before bugs get worked out or if that wouldn't have anything to do with these problems? Anyway, whatever you think, let me know, okay? Thanks!"

A: It was suggested my issue is an infection so...

Whether it is a cat-astrophe issue, malware, adware or combination of both....you can do some scans to help find out. Start with looking for malware and adware.
 
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
 
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.
While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.
POST THE LOG FOR  REVIEW.
 
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
 
 
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 and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message
 
Run the ESET Online Scanner.
Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
Click the button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.
Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
Click the Start button.
Accept any security warnings from your browser.
Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
When the scan completes, click List Threats
Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
Click the Back button.
Click the Finish button.
NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

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Hello, I am was wondering if someone could help me determine if there is an infection with my computer. The most recent issue is that I am getting an "C:\WINDOWS\winstart.bat is offline - it is currently not available (42006)" error on two recent Quick Scans using avast! in the past two days. I've run SUPERAntiSpyware (SAS), MBAM, Spybot S&D, MB Anti-rootkit and have found no issues other than tracking cookies. In addition I had tried to install & run Kapersky's free one-time scanner but was unable to install twice due to "insufficient" permissions and once where the installation stopped during the download phase (some message about " server connection").  Note if I look for the winstart.bat file using Windows Explorer it doesn't show the file even with the option of seeing hidden files yet when I run show-hidden -f it shows the file as being hidden in that location (I.e. C:\Windows\winstart.bat). Note that the only virus issues I have had over the past months have been when ComboFix was compromised with Sality: I believe I isolated that issue as AVG, SAS, SpyBot and CCleaner were able to eradicate most (??) of the issues.
 
In addition, in the past I have had issues with Chrome which were unusual. The first occurrence was during August last year where the Facebook title of a "Most Visited" tile was a name of person I had not visited recently. If I understand the mechanics properly there is a local name of a tile associated with a screens... Read more

A:Potential Infection - avast! scan issue, Issue with Chrome

Hello as I see others had this same issue with Avast..http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=63525.0 The solution is a new topic for a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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My PC has been freezing. Before you yell at me this is what I've tried.
?Checked hardware, no yellow ! marks
?Checked memory...all 6 scans 2 passes...nada.
?Checked drivers...diagnostic came up empty handed
?turned off startups...disabled windows services...nothing
?Defraged, disc cleanup, reverted to an earlier state for windows...none helped
?attempted to change Anti Virus Programs since Avira & Mcafee caught nothing...
now I can't install AVG because Mcafee is still present somehow...although
I couldn't uninstall it the traditional way...I googled and found links from threads that led
me to the uninstall tool...which I ran and rebooted...it's no longer in the uninstall options..but
AVG still says it can't Install because of McAfee.

I'm basically posting this now..because I don't see any fixes different than the ones I've already tried.
Can anyone help. I did go through some of the rules and if I broke any of them in this post...I appologize. I'm in safe mode now and my screen size sucks typing this too. Thanks. I'm glad
I was able to get this typed before my PC froze again.
Windows XP, Dell Vostro 410, had it for about 2 years. It's my shop pc...I own a sign shop...this is my
backbone for now. HELP

A:I've tried everything that's been suggested

The below is compliments of Broni:You may have some hardware problems.***** Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.====================================================================================A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick installed......run memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBu... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:07:54 PM, on 8/15/2006Platform: 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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\antispyware\hijackthis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/home.htmlR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/signin.jspO2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\... Read more

A:Suggested Hjt Log

Hello healing41 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

Fragmentation isn't really a malware issue. It is just a natural occurance that happens over time. XP has a built-in defragmenter and there are many 3rd party disk-defragmenters. It is good to defragment a drive occasionally but unless the disk is heavily fragmented and the free disk space is less than about 10% of the drive there will probably not be a noticible performance improvement. The 2 files that will have the biggest impact from fragmentation are the swap file and the Master File Table which can only be defragmented with 3rd party defragers. NTFS file systems handle file fragmentation better than the old FAT system found on older operating systems like Win98 so an acasional defrag with the built-in XP utility should be Ok.

Cheers.

OT

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I run a Dell 550mhz with 128mb ram,
Computer runs extremely slow and hangs.
ZoneAlarm was NOT RESPONDING, so I removed it.
Internet Explorer and Mozilla errors - NOT RESPONDING

So....
I ran SPYBLASTER
I ran SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY
I ran AD-AWARE
I ran REGISTER PATROL
I stopped almost all programs from beginning at startup.
I removed programs not used.
I defragmented the disk.
I removed ZoneAlarm, as it seemed to be part of the problem (NOT RESPONDING).

But now the slowness has returned so....

I ran Hijackthis, and here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:22:48 AM, on 5/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_UR... Read more

A:Tried everything suggested, does this log help?

Hello......
Just to clarify, you have only 128MB of memory? What operating system do you have? Also, you most definitely need an anti-virus program at all times.

Edit: Sorry I just saw you have WinXP for an OS.
 

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Often when I log on to IE 9, suggested site icon appears on my favorites bar. I can remove the icon,but the suggested sites (3), keep coming back. How can I get rid of this icon once and for all.
Thanks
Wayne

A:IE 9 suggested sites

If you right click in the top bar you can uncheck the Favorites bar, but also via Tools - Internet options - Advanced - in the Browsing section, ensure that the box for Enable Suggested Sites is also unchecked - Apply - OK

And Welcome to the forum

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Could I grab some expert opinions on the best suited motherboard for my system?

Current rig:

Intel Core i5-2400 @3.10Ghz
Nvidea GTX460
ASRock H67M-GE (faulty - need new one)
2TB Seagate HDD
8GB GForce Ripjaws (2x4GB)

Cheers!

A:Suggested motherboards

Just to let you all know, I have access to these parts locally.

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Hi there, just wondering if anyone has any good suggestion for a slot fan. Ive seena few i like...but buying stuff like this is sooo hard when you dont got the product in front of you.
Ill probably have to buy about 8 of em too, so thats sorta the reason im asking before buying.

here are some from newegg.com, but what i dont get it that the top rated one has the least ammount of airflow production...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...2E16835166038,N82E16835119065,N82E16835119066

Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 

A:Suggested PCI Slot Fan

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Hey, I just bought a new Macbook Pro and currently I don't believe I have any type of security on it. Any suggestions as to what I should download?
 

A:Suggested Mac Security?

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Referred from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/309799/xp-defender-trojan-hijack-browser-hijacked-help/ ~ OBHi.I was refered here and I tried to follow the Prep Guide and I was having touble so my advisor told me to only post the DDS log if that was all I could run. It took me a long time but I fnailly was able to run DDS in SAFe Mode with networking. (Hooray)Here is the DDS Log. please let me know if you need anything else:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Robert Edwards at 0:29:37.04 on Thu 04/22/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.783 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeE:\FIX\dds.scr============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp://m.www.yahoo.com/uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.comuDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ieuSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ieuInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:5555uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ieuSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%sBHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dllBHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d9... Read more

A:go no go on DDS and boopme suggested to run this [/b

Hi and welcome to the Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum,I am thcbytes and I am here to help you!I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those I suggest to you while I am cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems please stop and tell me about it. When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide you with detailed suggestions for prevention.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if your topic is not replied I we assume it has been abandoned and I will close it.I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct... Read more

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Hi friends,
I am an exclusive FF user (except for MS sites ).
I found a very good extension for FF which I would like to share with you. Its called Flashblock 1.5.1. Go to Mozilla homepage>extensions and search with above name. You will find it.
It stops all the flash materials on an webpage and gives you an option to allow it to play it or not. As most of the flash materials are AD so it also increases your security.
My yahoo pages are loading lightning fast now. Try it & LoL.

A:Suggested Extention for FF

Thanks src. Another one you might want to install for extra security is NoScript which blocks all javascript, and has an option to block flash as well. It puts an icon in the status bar which you can click to allow java/flash for a particular site if required.

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hello!

I am looking for an MOV converter that will convert MOV files to something that windows movie maker can read. (I am also looking for a better video editor but that's not too relevant right now.) I downloaded one MOV converter and since it only allowed me the trial version I could only convert stuff to audio, not what I'm looking for. Anyone have any suggestions?
 

A:suggested MOV converter?

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Not sure if I have put this in the right place but here goes
1. Browser Choice. In Europe we get this option. But when it is taken (I stayed with IE10) the Browser Choice App remains and I cant get rid of it. There seems to be no means to uninstall it. Tried various sites on the web nothing works.
2. In the useful tutorial on backup using W7 recovery in Control Panel there is an option to backup system image to an external drive. I have one @1Tb but it starts then says cant proceed drive full - when it clearly is not. Any ideas? Is it not possible to backup the system image to SkyDrive ?
3. I do not use the Start Screen (Metro) as such but do put into it useful stuff that I need at odd times eg Administrative Tools. There seems to be no way to resize or recolour the tiles apart from "large" or "small". This is a nuisance as it gets too big to fit the screen. I found a site on the web that says it does this but my Rapport tells me it is unsafe so I have not tried it.
4. Is there a way to sort a block on the start screen(Metro) alphabetically without dragging tiles around one at a time.
5. A tutorial on each of these would be grand. I have found tutorials truly useful generally.
Thanks
Brian Winch

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Does anyone use this feature on IE11? I quite like it but tonight it doesn't seem to be working. Not sure if that was the case pre patch tuesday today or not. Anyone else seeing same? I have another laptop running ie9 and thee aren't working on this either - very very occassionally the suggestions do come up

A:Suggested sites

Ignore me - it's fine now. Must of been a temp glitch at Microsoft!

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I am looking for a tool that will rip cd's into MP3 format, and write/rip blu ray discs easily and quickly. Whats the best software out there for this? Also, I don't think that windows media player plays Blu-Ray discs, so I was hoping someone could show me a good program for playing those.

Thanks
 

A:Suggested software...

For ripping, try WMP itself. It's pretty good at ripping music CDs and the like into MP3.
 

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My Altec Lansings are crapping out on me again. I need one with STRONG wiring & will last a long time to come. The quality isn't a huge issue since I'm just using the on-board audio. Nothing fancy like 5.1.

Help is much appreciated.


EDIT:

Oh and it needs a microphone D:
 

A:Suggested Headphones?

Personally, I think Bluetooth are great, because they don't have wires. I'm not sure if it has a microphone
 

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I cannot stop suggested searchs. I have un checked "suggest search as I type" box on adjust toolbar options but they still drop down

A:suggested searches

With what program?

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THANK YOU... I think,,, hehe, anyway check this and see what you think

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 5:00:09 PM, on 10/14/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://mail.yahoo.com/?.intl=us
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://mail.yahoo.com/?.intl=us
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINNT\system32\Userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Pr... Read more

A:mimo2005 I did all you suggested, new HJT log after fix

Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close ALL windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked"


O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [cetec] regedit.exe /s
C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\cetec.reg


navigate to the C:\Windows\Temp folder. Open the Temp folder and go to Edit > Select All then Edit > Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.

Go to Start > Run and type %temp% in the Run box. The Temp folder will open. Click Edit > Select All then Edit > Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.

Finally go to Control Panel > Internet Options. On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files". Put a check by "Delete Offline Content" and click OK. Click on the Programs tab then click the "Reset Web Settings" button. Click Apply then OK.


Empty the Recycle Bin


Turn off System Restore:

On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
Restart your computer.

When you are sure you are clean turn it back on and create a restore point.


Go here http://www.pestscan.com/
and do an online pest scan .

if you don t have bhodemon 2.0 , get it
spybot search and destroy
adware se
all free good programs

and post a new log .

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I've tried alot of Firewalls and can't really find one that works well with Xp. I've found that they ahve alot of problems with the different use4r accounts such as not being able to access E-mail form bot of my accounts even though I have it enabled in BOTH instances. (just a aexample) Has anyone who has multiple user accounts AND uses Outlook or something similar (not Hotmai) had anysuccess with XP and firewalls? please clue me in.
 

A:Suggested Firewall for XP?

I am using Zonealarm 3.0 (I think that is the lastest version) and also running XP with multiple (6, with 2 seperate ISP's) email accounts set up and have not had a problem with it yet. That would be my choice for a firewall. Besides... It's free. Just my 2 cents
 

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As suggested i ran hijackthis and saved the info soi can post it here with hopes that someone can help me determine what it all means.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.92.0
Scan saved at 6:23:00 AM, on 3/13/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page=http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://start.earthlink.net/start?id=1&zzgo=1279365339
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL=http://start.earthlink.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL=http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/*http://my.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant=http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default)=http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/su/*http://www.yahoo.com
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D28-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695E... Read more

A:Ran Hijackthis v1.92 as suggested can anyone help from here

Don't see anything that shouldn't be there.
 

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No matter how often I say "No" to "Suggested sites" in IE 8 (Windows 7) it keeps coming back and hogging my taskbar. Is there a way I can shoot this thing so it stays dead?

A:Suggested Sites

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Edsaid


No matter how often I say "No" to "Suggested sites" in IE 8 (Windows 7) it keeps coming back and hogging my taskbar. Is there a way I can shoot this thing so it stays dead?



Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

I guess the IE is messed up resulting this behaviour. The best thing to do would be to reset IE to default settings then try to turn off suggested sites might fix it.

Tools | Internet Options | Advance | Reset

Hope this helps,
Captain

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I have followed instructions on this post  I have a few questionsthe mbar.exe didn't run as an administrator I'm going to post my results   thank you I'm not to hip on computer ugh *Moderator Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/494275/hello-my-name-is-paul-and-my-pc-is-infected/ ~ Queen-Evie*

A:Need Help With Infection Issue

 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.63  Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)  Internet Explorer 9 ``````````````Antivirus/

Firewall Check:`````````````` Windows Firewall Enabled! Norton Security Suite   WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.75.0.1300  Java 7 Update 21  Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202  Adobe Reader XI  Mozilla Firefox (20.0.1)````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  Norton ccSvcHst.exe Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamgui.exe  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbam.exe  Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe  `````````````````System Health check````````````````` Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 2%````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````

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Hey all, 
 
  Haven't done this in awhile, but I'm trying to cleanup/fix my computer.  My office is going to be implementing telework at least part time, so I need to make sure my home computer is cleaned up and functioning properly.
 
I'm not sure if I have a virus or malware.  I won't sit here and pretend I'm a saint about the websites I visit occasionally, but I don't purposely download anything, though I know that doesn't always matter.  Anyway my issue is that my computer frequently does one of four things:
 
1. Blue Screens and reboots itself.
2. Randomly reboots itself, no blue screen, just reboots to the standard startup
3. Reboots itself but gets stalled at the startup screen
4. Turns itself off, I get "monitor going to sleep" message
 
This happens multiple times per day, and it's frustrating.  Oddly enough, it seems to happen when I'm doing more basic things like surfing the net or doing something in Word/Excel.  When I'm doing something that requires more resources like watching TV shows on I-Tunes or playing something like Skyrim, it almost never happens, though it has once or twice.
 
I've run Avast and MalWarebytes and nothing seems to be out of the ordinary.  I've let the file check thing run multiple times on startup and that hasn't shown anything to be wrong either.  I'd like to go through the usual cleanup steps with someone to make sure I don't have anything bad on here, and it it turns ... Read more

A:Possible Infection, may be other issue

Step 1: Minitoolbox. Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Flush DNSReset FF proxy SettingsReset Ie Proxy SettingsReport IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Devices (problems only)Click Go and post the result. Step 2: Junkware Removal Tool. Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.Please post the JRT log.Step 3: Adware Cleaner. Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Scan button.When the scan has finished click on Clean button.Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.Step 4: Adware Removal Tool. Download Adware removal tool to y... Read more

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Long story short I believe I have a deep infection somewhere but at this moment I am dumfounded. Then again perhaps I am not infected and there is something else going on which brings me here.

Specs: Windows XP Pro w/SP3 and is updated; router, NOD32 ver 2.7, Superantispyware (SAS) Pro, snd Online Armor Pro. I am very careful while surfing. I don't use P2P file sharing at all.

When I go to scan with NOD32 I receive this information "Error occured while scanning MBR sector of 1. physical disk Error Reading sector." It repeats the same thing except the 1 is subsituted with a 2.

I then receive this message "User doesn't have administrator priviledges. Anti-stealth technology working in limited mode."

Let me add that I am also receiving the same "Doesn't have administrator priviledges" for SAS (I am totally blocked from scanning), Malwarebytes (can't update), and even the Seagate Seatools for Windows is saying I lack administrator priviledges.

Let me also add that I have always had full administrative privledges. This is my PC.

Direction/advice/ideas will be most appreciated.

A:Infection or Am I Having A different Issue?

Sounds like the rootkit that has been making the roundsWe Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary Mirror
Extract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Riight-click on rootrepeal.exe and rename it to tatertot.scrOpen on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.----------------------------------Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to High

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I am ready to try the SDfix again...Problem is I can not get into Safe Mode. Keeps getting hung up on a process as it is listing all. I will write it down next time, It may help someone explain it to me.

Also What setting (& where can I locate it) may cause my WMP 11 to make my speakers sound busted? I have installed a new sound card (not the prob). I have installed at least 10 different media players this week to just see what I liked. In all of those the sound was fine. Songbird, Winamp,VLC, Itunes, Monkey,Foobar2000, K-lite, Qtime, MusicMatch & a few others. I really like the layout and fuction of WMP 11. Any Suggestions on how to fix my sound problem. Any thoughts on GOM Player, SMplayer, KMPlayer, AIMP 2,...I must have ripping & burning ability. I have read good things about AIMP2 think I will try it tonight.
Thanks in advance for your help

A:XP SLOW. Tried Many things like you have suggested

Maybe you should try some general housekeeping such as:chkdskdelete temp filedefragvirus scanPersonally I like VLC.

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I am posting this as suggested.....I took my computer in to the computer shop to get new stuff put in...motherboard, graphics card etc....was suppose to be like brand new....when i got the computer back it was fine...then of course, i put back on some things i had on my old computer like stopzilla, java, norton antivirus etc...anyway, things seemed to be going ok one day and then the next day i was getting little squares on the top left of the title bar at the top of the web page when it should have said "internet explorer"...i went to a site to log in to check something like i normally do but the "button" i usually click on wouldnt work...the page that should have opened up didnt. But when i click on a normal link like when you click on a word to bring up another page, that works but not all the time...i re installed explorer 7....didnt work...i tried suggestions from members on this board to do with regedit changes and that didnt work..even though i must say that after doing the regedit stuff, and then i opened another web page, the words internet explorer did appear for about 3 seconds...i tried spybot, stopzilla, etc and nothing seems to work....my computer is up s**t creek without a paddle....maybe internet explorer 7 isnt as good as its suppose to be or just something gone wrong with my computer...let me know if you need to know anything else....thanks to those who volunteer their time to help me......

A:Posting this log as suggested..hope someone can help me.

Guess what ....you arent gonna believe this....i uninstalled stopzilla and everything back to normal...i just dont believe it could have been that simple...!!!! so sorry to have bothered everyone! By the way, can anyone suggest a pop up blocker that wont effect my computer like that again!..............many thanks...linda

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I'm pretty stingy with my cash, but still like to play games. So, I was wondering what the best video card would be for me. I was thinking of getting an ATI Radeon 9200 128MB, but if anyone has any better suggestions I would be happy to hear them. I'm only looking to spend around $60.

My computer only has a PCI slot, just for reference.
If any links could be posted to good deals on a good video card, that would be great.
 

A:Suggested Video Cards?

What games are you interested in?
 

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HiBroni has told me to post my issue here.Basically I can't run Defogger and DDS.scr so I am unable to post any logs, no program whatsoever is able to run or be installed, is there anything else I can do?My original post for more info:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic421879.html/page__p__2429653#entry2429653Pasting in information from that post. ~ OBI have a Windows 7 pc that refuses to run any .exe files and will not allow any programs to be installed.I managed to delete some trojans after running a live linux boot disc, plus GMER which suggested that a Rootkit was found, but the log for that was corrupted.I placed the infected drive in another pc and ran Malwarebytes which detected a further 30 odd files, and also tried Kaspersky's TDSSKiller which reported two suspicious files, one to do with a Fraps installer, the other I can't remember (Doh!). I also ran the Microsoft Safety Scanner and ESET online virus scanner both of which scanned over 500000 files and reported nothing suspiciousI then placed the drive back in to the pc, it boots fine but still won't run or install any programs. I have tried renaming files and changing file extensions. There are no error messages, when I double click a shortcut nothing at all happens, tried in safe mode and as administrator.I have also attempted to create a new user, but again there is no response when clicking create a new user.I can't get Hijackthis to run either.Any ideas as to what I could try ne... Read more

A:Unable to run suggested programs

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OK....so lately i have been getting error messages as soon as i sign on XP and right after the error message comes up, my sound card gets all messed up. Here are the error messages.

after those error messages come up, my sounds gets messed up.
(see below picture)

any ideas? HiJack This log is available upon request. So is any other information needed to solve this problem.

Thanks,
TRBMan

....more pictures




help me!
 

A:Somebody suggested that this was a virus problem.

Please stop creating multiple threads for the same problem.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/493020-error-message-followed-sound-card.html
 

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Help! My search browser keeps going to about:blank and I get a "Home search" page come up. I tried the recommended method in an earlier thread to run swsserviceremove, cwshredder Hijackthis and aboutbuster. It worked the first time I rebooted and opened IE, but then soon resorted to the initial problem. Here is the Hijack log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:06:02 PM, on 10/24/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\NotifyAlert.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atlik32.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
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A:Hijack log, tried suggested fix, still goes to about:blank

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Hey everyone.

I used to have an old wifi but it's that old the software I used to use to set it up doesn't even run under 7. This isn't really my problem though since I was pretty sure I'd have to update anyway. It's unlikely it would be able to repeat a signal from an N router let alone use anything better then WEP.

Anyway. I was looking for suggestions on getting a good repeater. I saw this one: Best Wireless Repeater | Wifi Repeaters Boosters and Range Extenders which looks pretty good. I've never used anything from Amped before though so I'm kind of tempted to go for a Netgear or something instead.

I was also considering buying a router and setting DD-WRT up but I don't know how they compare?

Cheers for any advice.

A:Suggested WiFi Repeater?

I can't say I have heard of Amped before (besides the drink...), but at work we have had good success with Hawking range extenders.

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Hello,

I am running Windows XP on Pentium dual core 2.5 GHz with 3 GB of RAM. I am already running Symantec anti-virus software as my default tool. I would like to know your suggestions on which other anti-spyware/anti-malware/firewall tools I should keep running in background in combination with Symantec ? This is just on everyday basis to prevent spywares/viruses/malwares from creeping in.

While not compromising on security, I would like to mention that I don't want too many programs either to hog resources from normal computer work.
Thanks in advance.

A:Suggested softwares to keep running

Spyware blaster does some realtime blocking i believe. Also SUPERANTISPYWARE is good for finding spyware (do short scan daily/few times a week, full scan at least once a month-There are portable versions on the website if you are short on space or want it for others).Malwarebytes Good tool to remove a lot of forms of malwareWith those 3 + my comodo AV i can usually remove anything that i get.Those are all free too so its good-Scott

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Had issues with screen freezing on different websites.  Ran Eset and other programs per advice from buddy215.  (See post titled "Frozen" in "Am I infected" forum.  buddy advised posting here.
 
FRST log:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:10-01-2015 01
Ran by Michael (administrator) on MICHAEL-HP (15-01-2016 12:24:09)
Running from C:\Users\Michael\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Michael (Available Profiles: Michael)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(Creative Technology Ltd) C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(Andrea Electronics Corporation) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\AESTSr64.exe
(AMD) C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\RAIDXpert\bin\RAIDXpertService.exe
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A:Frozen - Suggested by buddy215

Hi matchead
 
My name is polskamachina and I would like to welcome you back to the Malware Removal Forum. I will be helping you with your malware issues.
What follows below are some ground rules for this forum.
I will reply as soon as possible (typically within 24-48 hours). In turn, I ask that you please respond within 72 hours. If you know you will be away longer than that, please let me know. I am in California at GMT-8 hours (Pacific Standard Time). If I do not respond to you within 48 hours, feel free to send me a private message.
Some points for you to keep in mind:
Do NOT run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.
Do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
I cannot see your computer. Periodically update me on the condition of your computer, and provide as much detail as you can in every post.
Once things seem to be working again, please do not abandon the thread. I will give an "all-clean" message at the very end.
NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planned. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a flash drive, anywhere except on the computer.
NOTE: It is good practice... Read more

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Please I need help desperately. I think my problem started when I recieved a Windows update. Not sure but best I can remember. I run win 98/me. When it boots up it acknowledges the CD-ROM but it will not run. It always says insert cd. I have tried everything I can think of and all the suggestions you guys have had posted.This is a:
M5-SIS530A/USD44X/Built-in Solo 1
Built-in VGA/USRobotic 2975-81
Windows 98 Bundled/MS Value Pack 99
Processor:
400megahertz AMD K6-2 w/3DNow!
64 kilobyte primary memory catch
512 kilobyte secondary memory catch
Drives:
4.30 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
3.08 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

ATAPI CDROM [CDROM DRIVE]

Generic IDE hard disk drive (4.30 GB)

CONTROLLERS:
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
Primary IDE Controller (dual Fifo)
Secondary IDE Controller Dual fifo)
SIS 5513 Dual PCI IDE Controller

BUS Adapters

SIS 7001 PCI to USB OPEN HOST CONTROLLER (do not use)

Communications
US Robotics Win INT [modem]

Main Circuit board
Biostar Group M5SAA 1 .x
BIOS:Award Software International, Inc. 4.51
PG 02/24/99

Memory Modules
280 megabytes insatlled memory

Local Drive Volumes
con drive 0) 4.30GB 3.08GB free

I have more info if needed but know this is alot!!
This is the readout since the mess up I know this is alot but please I would appreciate any help at all..

fibrofilly
 

A:CD-ROM will not operate have tried all the other things suggested

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My four(?) year old system's getting a bit slow, and I'm wondering what my next upgrade should be, so any suggestions on this would be most welcome.

My "Behemoth" is:
333 Celeron @ 416MHz (tho' I might be able to get it to 500 with a good heatsink/fan combo(?!))
BX motherboard
192MB SD RAM
Sound Blaster Live Value soundcard (bought as OEM)
Intel i740 AGP Graphics card
32x CD-ROM
4.75 GB HD (speed unknown) <b><- Edit: added</b>

My OS is Win'98 SE, and the main apps/progs I run are games and mid-level graphics programs like Photoshop 5.0 and GIMP.
 

A:Suggested upgrade options

Your system does not sound like it would work well for games and graphic software. I wouldn't recommend a Celeron processor for that type of work.

I would recommend a high-end Pentium III or a low end Pentium 4. Don't buy the high-end Pentium 4's since they are overpriced and the benefits do not warrant the high cost.

For gaming, you should get a really good graphics card. Some other people here could probably recommend some good ones. Unless you're playing the latest and greatest games, don't spend the money on the best high-end graphics card. Purchase a step down. You'll save a great deal of money without sacrificing quality.

Your CD-ROM is fine. You only need a DVD drive if you plan to watch movies on your computer or a specific game only comes on a DVD.

Your RAM should work in a new system as long as the motherboard supports SDRAM. All but the newest and most high-end systems do. I would bump it up to at least 256 for games and graphics.

If you're not comfortable building your own system, look for local computer companies that assemble computers from various parts. That way you'd be able to use your components (memory, CD-ROM, memory, maybe hard drive, sound card, case).
 

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Hello,

LINK TO FILES
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2D4Ia2f0L5iMmllT0xybnF3VEE&usp=sharing
I started having a BSoD Loop occur this morning.
I built this computer about one month ago.
I actually was having a similar issue with my prior PC

The only hardware that is the same in the tower is the RAM and the Power Supply.
It has taken a long time to be able to compile this information between crashes.

Most Common BSoD ERRORS:
SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_
KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (Was the first I received)
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGE_AREA

I have several warning events for:
The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device SWD\WPDBUSENUM\{af6ce934-2f17-

That may coincide with the crashes, i am not sure.



I ran a system restore

I ran windows update

I ran DSKCHK

I ran Driver Verifier

I have disabled fast start up

I have disabled Drivers that show up yellow in safe mode (Printer and Generic PnP Monitor)

I changed my allocated Virtual Memory/Page File size



I ran one full pass of Memtest86 with 0 errors

I then reran it with all CPUs in parallel for more passes, but it would crash in the first minute.



Prime95 instantly crashes



Thank you so much for any help you can provide,and let me know if there is anything else I can provide
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i was wondering what settings i should have on so that it looks great, and i dont experience any choppiness at all. this is my first time dealing with graphicly intense games and gaming rigs

specs:

amd athlon 64 3500+ venice
1 gig dual channel ram
geforce 6800gt
 

A:suggested settings for battlefield 2 on my pc

I would say 1024*768 with most of the other settings on high.

You could move the resolution higher, but if you don't want any lag, and if you plan to play online, I suggest using the above resolution.
 

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I think my computer, a Dell Dimension E520 runing Vista Home Premium, is infected. When starting Windows it gets into a loop of (1) "Windows host process (rundll32) has stopped working" then (2) "windows explorer has stopped working" ; (3) "Windows explorer is restarting" and it repeats.This seems to be the same problem as this post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...amp;hl=rundll32I can't keep any windows open long enough to load and run the various programs suggested by BC. Any suggestions??

A:maybe infected, but can't run any of the suggested fixes

Please provide a log file of ESET SysInspector:Download ESET SysInspectorhttp://www.eset.com/download/sysinspector.php- Start program through the SysInspector.exeThe program will collect information about the situation on your machine.- When "inspector" is ready and log file - generated, select File> Save Log- Confirm their wishChoose to save the file somewhere and then use the forum option to attach that file to your comments.

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my friend told me that i should turn my video card down from 8x to 4x to make battlefield work. how do i do that? i looked at my BIOS but i couldnt find it. would it work anyway? why can the PCI version of my card work with battlefield but my AGP cant.
 

A:battlefield 2 solution suggested to me

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Free Microsoft Security Essentials Holds Its Own Against Paid AV - Softpedia

A:To all that use and have suggested Security Essentials

Nice to know.
I use it exclusively, mostly because I don't see a reason to use anything else at this point. I'm not going to pay for something just for the feeling that "paid is always better".
I have it on my moms netbook(Win7), my laptop(Win7), my kids pc(XP), and my old pc(Vista) which my kid uses when he's at my place. Not once has there ever been a problem.

But always keep in mind, browsing habits are the first line of defense. Doesn't matter how much you did or didn't pay, if you're not careful in the first place, it WILL happen....protected or not. Nothing is perfect.

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OK so the cheap DLink DI-524 I bought gives me BSOD's.

Does anybody have any suggestions for a cheap wireless router that works with x64. It will be hardwired to the Vista x64 machine and I'll use my XP laptop and PSP for the wireless link.

Thanks...

A:Suggested wireless router for x64

linksys wrt54GL

running dd-wrt firmware and no problem so far. vista even recognizes it in the "connect to" menu

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I type up a lot of reports for work and save them, print them and sometimes email them. But i dont like microsoft office and i was wanting a good program that doesnt take up a lot of room, but still has features that i could use...spell check, page alignments, and maybe even a suggestion box. Any suggestions on what i should use...
Thanks...
 

A:Solved: suggested sofware..

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Hi, so when my computer was upgraded to Windows 10 Internet Explorer was updated as well. I want to know how to delete a suggested site on the new version of Internet Explorer. I had copied and pasted a website into a new tab and now every time I start
to type a site into the search bar on a new tab that one pops up. I want to know how to remove just that site suggestion. Thank you!

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I can't actually put my finger on anything more specific than "a woman's intuition" that my PC isn't performing as it should. It seems to be slow compared to what it was when new a year ago. I realize that some slow down is expected due to programs added,etc.
I just don't know where to start. It's been suggested that I do a "back to factory" but I can't do that just now. One of my big worries is that I relied on two separate people to set my PC up for me & now after all the reading I've done here at this forum, I'm not sure they know as much about computers as I thought they did.
I'm a dummy myself & don't understand a whole lot so am wondering if it would be worth running some scans like 'check disk, sfc/scannow',etc. just in the 'info mode' instead of a 'repair mode'? I guess my own dumb reasoning is that I'd like to know what, if any, the issue is before it's fixed. Or does the scan give more info than I think it might?
I'm quite sure I'm not having any problems with malware.

I have Avast & MBAM.

Thank you.

A:Which suggested scan option is best?

Well more reading. This Tutorial will give several suggestion. Some I use and some I don't.
It will be your choice.
Take a close look at #7 & 8.

Optimize Windows 7
All the suggestions are guides that can be use but might not meet your computing needs.
If you have question just ask.
A couple of clean up methods I use could also be helpful.
CCleaner and disk cleanup extended.

I would not recommend using the registry cleaner in CCleaner unless you fell completely comfortable in the registry.

CCleaner Free download and review from SoftM8

Disk Cleanup : Extended

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I have IE9; Suggested Sites keeps appearing on my toolbar, even though I have unchecked it in the options. Is there a way to prevent Suggested Sites from appearing?

A:Suggested sites keeps appearing

Try this

Disable and Remove Suggested Sites From Internet Explorer 8 - How-To Geek

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Are there any decent video cards for around $60US that are good for gaming? I just bought this desktop off of someone, and it came with a not-so-good graphics card (nVidia 9400GT). I'm looking for cards that will support Portal 2, CoD4, CoD5, CoD6, Black Ops, Minecraft, and Crysis 2.

I have a PCI-E 2.0 x16 cardbus slot.
 

A:suggested video cards?

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I know this conflicts with advice posted here re computer slowness. I am going to follow those suggestions, but wanted to post this in case there is something glaring Thanks in advance and I'll be busy while waiting for an answer! Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:45:31 PM, on 3/30/2009Platform: 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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exeC:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\RegMech.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exeC:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXEC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exeC:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon06.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Pro... Read more

A:Updated Hijack This; they suggested this

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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I'm running a P-III/500 machine with an Abit BE6 MB using W98SE.

The MB will support up to three 256MB DIMMs for 768MB total.

I've been getting conflicting advice from salespeople as to whether it's advisable to limit W98SE to 512MB or go to 768MB.

Some say to max it out. One says W98SE has a memory leak problem above 512MB and performance will go down.

Most agreed that upgrading from my current 256MB will show a marked improvement in performance -- apps loading, resources available, less crashes due to pushing the multitasking.

Should I go to 512MB, or should I go to 768MB?

Thanks!

Joe
 

A:Maximum suggested RAM for W98SE?

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Another day, another pointless and waste of my life ie11 problem.
What is it today?  enterprise mode? Activex? nope, suggested sites.
Tell me why every user has 100s of suggested site links adding to their favourites bar? Also why are all of them empty. Just 100s of empty favourites called suggested sites.


How does this software get released.
This is the same in windows 10 as well, so don't come with that non sense about it being a windows 7 problem.

At least in windows 10 ie11 doesn't need 10 broken prerequsties and another 10 cumulative updates before it works correctly.

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Hello, I've been lurking on these forums for a while, and decided to finally register and add a few of my thoughts on software here. There are some excellent threads on good software around this part of the forum, but as always I have some favorites of my own.

Here's my list of useful (free) things; It's not a COMPLETE list, see the stickies for that.. Some of the things I'll list here are alternatives to suggested software in other threads, I'll try to give a brief comment on why I prefer one over another.

NKProds nCleaner - While ccleaner does a good job, it has messed things up for me a number of times. nCleaner hasn't caused any problems at all for me (yet). It does a wonderful job of cleaning up (both disk and registry), and also includes some basic tweaking. The UI is a huge improvement over the really unintuitive ccleaner, and is definetely a better choice for inexperienced users (I recommend it for everyone though, regardless of level of expertise).

PeaZip - It looks better than 7-zip, unpacks TONS of formats and has a native x64 binary... Nothing else to say.

HotSwap! - Safely remove eSATA drives (and other stuff if you choose).... Yes, it needs to be done.

Serious Samurize - Widgets on steroids, there's nothing more customizable. It's not made to be simple though, so expect to fiddle about ALOT if you want something unique.

There goes... Just my few cents.

A:Some suggested software that does a great job.

FWIW, 7Zip also has native 64bit binaries as well....

But I do like Pea, almost as much as I still love me WinRAR....

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Everything was running fast and fine, and then "bam", things started slowing down. Going from page to page is like dialup. I have XP Home and from time to time when one user logs off, the screen goes black and we have to turn off and restart. I have run Spybot, Norton, CWShredder, etc. I also checked BlackViper, but I would rather have someone take a look a my Hijack before diving into my registry. The only thing I have installed in the last 3 weeks was the America's Army game. I uninstalled two days later.

Thanks,
Freakzilla
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:50:44 AM, on 11/25/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\program files\support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\WhiteCanyon\SecureClean 4\scregmanager4.exe
C:\Program Files\WhiteCanyon\SecureClean 4\sctray4.exe
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Hello - I am using IE8 Windows 7, and lately whenever I google something, and find what I am looking for - when I click on the suggested site - the new screen stays blank.

In exasperation I opened up Mozilla Firefox and I had no problem opening the suggested page that I had previously googled.

Can anyone help please?

Judy

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 661 @ 3.33GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3895 Mb
Graphics Card: LogMeIn Mirror Driver, 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 444156 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, H55H-M, 1.0, 00000000
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:IE8 not opening up suggested sites

I have rephrased the message to hopefully make it clearer. (as I have had no nibbles lol)
Judy
 

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Hi All

I currently work for a mid-sized company that is at a crossroad. The company has used Linux based applications for a number of years which has worked fine for their servers, security, etc. (The desktops have Windows 7). I'm seeing more growth potential with the company and wanted to be ready when the time comes to upgrade the current infrastructure.

So, I have the opportunity to attend some sort of training to help plan for the future and wanted to see what you guys suggest. I'm looking at training for Windows Server, VMWare, or Linux training). I'm looking mainly at providing a better security environment for the company. What do you guys suggest

Thanks for any input
 

A:Suggested Training for Servers

If the company is Linux based then I would probably focus on Linux training until I knew Microsoft server skill would be needed.

I personally took the Microsoft Official Courses (MOC) in a class room setting, then went to a certification boot camp for 15 days. The boot camps are focused on getting you certified more than making sure you learn everything but you can't help but learn. Having done the courses before hand made boot camp easier but it was still the hardest 15 days I ever spent.

You need to pick one of your options to focus on and see what training is available in your local area. Also be aware the of the 'cloud', if the company goes that direction skills different from 'server' will be needed.
 

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Hi My sons PC is crashing lots, it did not do this until he updated windows 8, however having produced a fresh w8 install it still does it, I then installed w7 as a fresh install it does the same, the diagnostic info from the crash dumps from (whocrashed) are given below, this suggests USB issues. Sometimes the computer will last an hour before it crashes others it lasts seconds. When I start it in safe mode there are no crashes.
It does this with the original MOBO chipset disks and also the latest set from gigabytes website, for both w8 and w7
Is it software or hardware processor or Mobo, any help gratefully given. Would flashing the bios help?
Thanks
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System Information (local)
computer name: JAY-PC
windows version: Windows 7 , 6.1, build: 7600
windows dir: C:\Windows
Hardware: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H61M-S2PV
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz Intel586, level: 6
4 logical processors, active mask: 15
RAM: 8478183424 total
Crash Dump Analysis
Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump
Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.
On Sat 16/05/2015 21:18:53 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\051615-5928-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: usbport.sys (0xFFFFF88004626068)
Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFFA880B4E5500, 0x1, 0xFFFFF88004626068, 0x5)
Error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corpora... Read more

A:win 7 crashes suggested USB issues

Please follow the instructions in the big note at the top of the page.

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Having had more than my fair share of experience with viruses and spyware recently, here's the 2 tips that I give all my customers:

1 - Never click on anything that pops up on your screen unexpectedly. Just right click on the application (usually it's Internet Explorer) in the Task Bar and select "Close" from there. Alternatively, press Alt and F4 simultaneously in order to close the active window. Still another alternative is to use Task Manager (Ctrl - Alt - Del) to close the offending program.

The reason for this is that the "bad guys" can make the window say anything that they want. For example, they can make the little X in the upper right corner of the window (normally used to close a window) actually install the bad stuff on your system.

2 - Don't ever, ever open any email! Yeah, that's a bit extreme - but the bad guys can fake an email from your best friend and you'd never know it until you checked with your friend.

So, always suspect emails with attachments - they're where most of the damage is done. It doesn't matter if it 's just a picture, or if it's a strange file that you have no idea about - they can all be infected with viruses. If you open one, make sure that your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs are running and scanning.

The best way is to "preview" your emails before opening them. Using web-based email, read the text before deciding if the attachment is from someone safe. For email on your computer, use a ... Read more

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good point usasma, i know as of late i have been seeing alot of the popus that have an embedded X to close the popup and once you click it will either open a new browser or send junk to your cookies from trackign to even spyware.Alt F4 is the way to go.this is a very valid point ; I recently 'worked' on a very badly infected computer ; the owner and the child felt something was wrong when strange web pages appeared on their computer ( needless to say the child had been using P2P stuff); to close the popups' windows they too clicked on the X in the corner; by so doing matters went from bad to worse and worse and worse..........their delay in seeking help and continued use OF the P2P stuff until I met it , and saw for myself what WAS happening meant that ,despite input and guidance from experts ON getting rid of this rubbish to try to clean it , eventually proved to be impossible and a complete reformat and reinstall was required so, X marks the spot where preferably NOT to go on pop-ups

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i tried to run both the suggested programs for reporting but both failed to install because i am using x64. are there any other programs like this for vista x64? i would like to post my scan results from hijackthis and see what u all think. any help would be appreciated. thank you in advance!!!

i attached the log file just in case...

A:Vista x64 cant use the suggested programs

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Ok, quick synopsis: I've had more frequent pop-ups, but nothing insane. However, my computer has been running extremely unstable. My desktop backround has been replaced with an "ad" informing me of spyware infection and I've been unable to change it. My audio drivers constantly and randomly go out, leaving me without audio. If I leave my computer idle for 10 minutes or so Windows crashes and I get that blue screen. Upon restart, I get the blue screen 4 out of 5 times. Overall it runs very slowly when it is operable. I'm unable to update my virus definitions in both AdAware and Ewido (or whatever it's called) and my computer can't make it through a scan.

I went through the five steps, but was unable to complete the Panda scan as my computer would crash before completion. Here's my updated log, thanks in advance for any help--it's much appreciated:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:35:27 PM, on 8/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
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Hello and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for the long delay in response. We have a large number of HijackThis logs to handle and it?s taking us longer to catch up. If you haven?t received help elsewhere already and still require assistance please post a fresh HijackThis log. However, you are using an old version of HijackThis, please follow the instructions below do download and run the latest version.

CLICK HERE to download the HijackThis Installer:Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Double-click on HJTInstall.exe to run the program.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis.
Accept the license agreement by clicking the "I Accept" button.
Click on the "Do a system scan and save a log file" button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click "Save log" to save the log file and then the log will open in Notepad.
Click on "Edit -> Select All" then click on "Edit -> Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and paste the log in your next reply.
Do NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet! Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

You may uninstall/delete the older version once you have successfully downloaded and installed the latest version of HijackThis v2.0.2.

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I got a pop-up window stating that I needed to install a critical update (unfortunately I didn't get a screenshot of this, just clicked okay). A subsequent window cryptically stated, "ThinkPad BIOS Flash Update Utility: Version 29.17, please choose Update ThinkPadBIOS or Update model #" without explaining why I'd need to do so, although the window looked otherwise legit. I ignored the window and it hasn't come up again. Also, I couldn't find anything on this site or elsewhere about a critical BIOS update needed for my laptop. Should I be concerned about updating my BIOS?I checked the bios version from my command prompt, and it is 1.17.

























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Okay here goes. I thought malwarebytes got rid of the three infections i had on my laptop, but i suppose i was wrong. Every now and then my toolbar at the bottom of the screen will turn white, and grid like almost, and the sound will screw up. I could be listening to a podcast for example, and it would make it sound like a bad dubstep song. Any idea guys?

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Hello to all:May have caught a virus or some mal. I'm getting the dredded Spy Dawn pop up and infection. I ran Spybot and Adaware with current update. Listed below is a current scan with hijackthis, I will try spybot and adware after reboot. Any suggestions or tweaking that I could do would be great, my system is so bogged down I don't know what to do.ThanksRadiokaosLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:51:18 AM, on 3/17/2007Platform: 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\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXEC:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\Spam Inspector\siService.exeC:\WINDOWS\mHotkey.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Password Manager\AcctMgr.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition&... Read more

A:Spy Dawn Issue And Infection

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis forum radiokaos Please move HijackThis to a permanent folder on the hard drive such as C:\HJT. Create a new folder and place your HijackThis.exe inside that folder so that the backups of log changes it creates are saved in the same folder and can be used to reverse the line entry deletion if found to be necessary. If HijackThis is used from a temp folder it is in danger of being accidentally deleted by Disk Cleanup or similar tools.How to create a new folder named HJT1. Click Start/My Computer,in the 'My Computer' window,open the window in which you want to create the new folder,click on Local Disk C:2. From the 'File' menu choose 'New'.3. From the 'New' menu choose 'Folder'.4. Type the folder name: HJT5. Then press Enter.********************************The current formatting of your log makes it difficult to read/evaluate.Open 'Notepad',click on 'Format' at the top,then uncheck 'Word Wrap' if it's checked.********************************Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri), to your desktop.Double click on Smitfraudfix.cmdSelect option #1 ? Search, by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).Please copy and paste the content of that report into your next reply,along with a new Hijackthis log please.

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A week or a little bit longer ago, I was dealing with the google redirect issue. I have completely solved the google redirect issue, but am now presented with a strange noise towards the end of my boot sequence. My speakers are off, it's coming from the PC. The bleep sort of noise occurs after BIOS, after the windows XP loading screen, on the screen that I type my password to log into windows. Viewing my Event Log Viewer, I have a consistent error saying that EvdoServer hung on startup, sometimes there is another one or two other random, inconsistent errors. I use Norton AntiVirus. Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and Norton ALL currently come up completely clean after scanning. I have a dell with XP and SP3.

Here is my HiJackThis log...
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:34:33 PM, on 8/14/2010
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\M... Read more

A:Please help decipher my infection/issue.

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

Continue the problem resolution here: http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943084-weird-noise-startup.html
 

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I know I got hit with the fake antivirus stuff, but since then, a few things are happening... 1. I'm getting popups, although, having run ComboFix after reading, reading, reading, that might have stopped.2. My Symantec Antivirus Auto-protect keeps being turned off automatically.3. Ad-Aware, AVG Free and Symantec all come up clean when I scan the drive.4. I am unable to boot the computer using my usual profile. I can only log in using the admin account. My usual profile is only bootable in Safe Mode. EDIT: I have successfully logged on using my usual profile. I deleted a bunch of old programs - perhaps one of those was hanging.My HJT log follows. I am attaching it just because I'm not at all certain I've beat down all the demons.Thanks in advance for your amazing help!TuckeyLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:43:22 PM, on 1/4/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files�... Read more

A:Infection/boot issue, too

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, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the ... Read more

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When I log in my pc seems to hang for ages at the XP 'blue' screen, once the wallpaper appears everything comes up at a normal speed.Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)Run by David at 2008-12-03 00:11:52Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2System drive C: has 19 GB (29%) free of 66 GBTotal RAM: 1015 MB (31% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 00:12:19, on 03/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\sys... Read more

A:Unknown Infection/Issue

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 a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.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, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable ... Read more

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Hello, I have a laptop that started running slow about 3 months ago. After running many virus scans (Norton), Adaware SE, Spybot, etc.. No bugs were detected, yet system was still extremely slow. After a reformat/reinstall of Winxp home, the system ran fine until a week ago. Started behaving exactly like it did before. Slow startups (2 minutes), speakers sounding really crackly, cpu running at 70-100% constantly. I just really would like to know if this is a malware issue or is there something wrong with the hardware. I don't have any hardware diagnostic equipment for laptops. Thank you so much in advance! Below is the HJT log.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:15:47 PM, on 9/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2007\pccguide.exe
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A:Infection or hardware issue? Please Help!

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A while back I had a nasty set of viruses that required some extensive help to remove - that seemed to be completely effective but now I've got a new smaller concern.

I'm running Vista Home P 32 and have one user account with admin privileges that, despite Windows recommendations, I use exclusively. A few weeks back I turned off the UAC because I was having problems with the user account and specifically the network connections taskbar icon was saying I wasn't connected to networks when indeed I was, beyond this the only other noticeable symptom was HP updater reporting that "access is denied" when it would do it's weekly check for printer driver updates. The similar "Connection status: unknown - access is denied" is the message the network icon in the taskbar would provide.

At the time I disabled UAC and went on with life. This week my wifes computer got railroaded by a nasty virus that required reformatting which has prompted me to deal with my own small issue more carefully.

I read other posts with similar concerns to mine, ran MBAM and HiJackThis, then jumped the gun and following advice given to another user (I know... I know...) and ran RootRepeal. That caused a BSOD with the message Kernel Data Inpage Error, 0x0000007A and referenced the file volmgr.sys. I'm not a pro but had to run HiJack in the past and nothing stood out as especially odd.

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A:Permissions issue / infection

Hello, most likely a Hardware/software issue with that error. But before we send you to Vista to fix this run an online scan.did you do any next steps in Rootrepeal?This may help your permissions,Go to File association fixes for Windows VistaClick the exe boxInstructions:To fix the association for a particular file type, download the corresponding fix from the above links table (Use Right-click - Save as option in your browser to download the fixes). Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the Desktop. Right-click the REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an administrator to apply these fixes.I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
ESET OnlineScanClick the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Check Click the button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check and check Remove found threats Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, push Push , and save the file to your desktop using ... Read more

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I just had the strangest thing happen. Firefox has been wanting to update for a while, (I have it set to manual), so I finally let it go to v49. Then bam! - problems. Nothing will download, pages have scripting problems, some have difficulty loading, not responding errors - even the bookmarks would not export - all like an infection. Opera was working fine though.

So I manually saved my profile, and manually updated to v50, thinking that v49 had bugs. Nope, same thing. So I uninstalled it completely. Ran ADWCleaner and it found a bunch of HKLM\SOFTWARE keys, which, when searched, are positive for something called TROJ_MULDROP.AC! WHAT? From a FF update? Everything was working fine until I updated FF, so it has to be.

Amazing.......what a waste of an hour........

A:Possible Firefox Infection Issue

Am running FF 49.02 - so at least three 49.n builds and have seen no issues - just running ADWcleaner to check but nothing from my AV or malwarebytes Pro

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Hey everybody, new to the forum. I've visited before as a guest as it is very informative here but now I need some help. I'm on windows 7 64 bit.

Issue 1: For the last day or so I'm getting Bad Image error messages when trying to open a few programs that were just fine before this. The errors have d3d8.dll, D3D8.DLL (yes one is capitalized), and D3D10.DLL and the error pop up says they are not designed to run on windows or have errors and please reinstall. A reinstall did not work.

Issue 2: Something keeps trying to access "F:/autorun.inf" and my Avira stops it. The F drive is my recovery partition and in that autorun.inf file is this:

[AUTORUN]
ShellExecute=Info.exe protect.ed 480 480

Issue 3: I can no longer see any contents of zipped folders after I extract them with the built in windows extractor. Even if I know the zipped folders have something in it, once I extract it the folder is empty. However, if I use a 3rd party program and extract that same zipped folder the contents appear as they should be.

Issue 4: This is a weird one. If I go into my "Uninstall Programs" through the control panel, I am unable to uninstall anything. The option to uninstall does not come out if I double click a program like it normally would have. Also if I right click a program in the list, the menu is blank! It's just a gray little box but with nothing there.

Issue 5: windows defender no longer opens. I get the failed to initialize error. Thi... Read more

A:Weird Issue - Possible infection?

Follow up: I'm pretty confident that my pc is not infected by any virus/malware, etc.. Subsequent scans from a few programs like MBAM, SAS, Spybot, SOPHOS, Avira have all been clean. My pc runs smooth and nothing alarming going on except for Issue #4. I have also noticed that I cannot open any of my admin tools, like services.msc. I have tried opening them every way possible and they will not launch. All I get is an hourglass for a split second but nothing ever happens. I have a feeling that Issues 3,4,5 are all related somehow. Any ideas??

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I believe that I have been infected by the Rootkit issue mentioned on the homepage. I cannot run a virus scan, I get redirected using google, MSN Messenger does not stay logged on for more than 10 seconds. Please help.

A:Rootkit Infection Issue

Welcome to BCWe Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.

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hi i turned off suggested sites in ie9 but it still shows up on favorites bar sometimes 2 or3 times heres a pic



is there a registry key to delete it it constantly does this im on windows 7 home premium 64 bit thanks

A:internet explorer and suggested sites

Hello!

If you right click it, will you be able to see a box where you can get a possibility?

Best Regards,

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Hello everyone, from Snowy Michigan.
My HP Pavilion p7-1446s Desktop came installed with Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n.
I already have an N Router.
Anyone want to offer suggestions on how you might use these features? if you had them .
I had been looking at Streaming Players for my TV, like Roku, Netgear or Western Digital...and then I found out about gadgets that stream a Wi-Fi from my PC to the TV, like McTivia or Warpia.
My PC is in the basement and the TV around 15 ft. away.
All thoughts are appreciated.

I had earlier posted this in Networks & Sharing, but wanted it in General Support.
Sorry if this causes any issues.

A:Suggested Uses for Installed Bluetooth and Wireless LAN

Well you can use Bluetooth with wireless Bluetooth headsets for Skype, or for gaming...
Also it's often used to play music with Bluetooth speakers...

There's a lot you can do with Bluetooth, even connect your phone to your PC and fling files between the two.

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I am not very litterate when it comes to computers so I have no idea what I am doing. When I start my computer I get a few things that I can't seem to figure out how to fix. I hope that you can help me thanks in advace.
these are what pops up

C:\windows\system32\rwdkjrrn.dll
deewoo.ink.del
device monitor application encountered an error and needs to close

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Owner on 2008-04-25 14:16:50
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
128: 2008-04-25 18:17:26 UTC - RP128 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
127: 2008-04-25 16:13:08 UTC - RP127 - RegCure Backup
126: 2008-04-25 16:12:45 UTC - RP126 - RegCure Backup
125: 2008-04-25 13:05:21 UTC - RP125 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
124: 2008-04-25 10:56:27 UTC - RP124 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-04-14 11:13:44 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 448 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-04-25 14:20:55
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A:some problems on start up was suggested to repost here

Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:

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 mode if needed. This allows us to help you in the case that your computer has a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

Once the Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see a message 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.

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.

Please download HijackThis to your desktop

Alternate link

Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

Upon install, HijackThis should open for you.

Should it not open, navigate to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis and double click on HijackThis.exe

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I keep deleteing Suggested Sites, and they keep reappearing.

I went to Tools/Internet Options/Advanced and unchecked "enable suggested sites" but they still keep coming back.

A:Suggested Sites keeps appearing on Favorites Bar

What do you mean when you say they keep appearing?

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I was having computer problems over a week ago. I turned the computer on and immediately noticed that many of the permanent icons on my bottom toolbar were gone. It also took sometimes 5 minutes to get to a webpage.

I have McAfee so did an update and full scan and it found nothing. I always use Ad-Aware and Spybot. Someone suggested Avast and it found nothing. A week later I was still having problems. Updated McAfee and went through two full scans and it found nothing. Someone suggested a program called AVG. I know I'm not suppose to run two different anti-virus programs at the same time, but I knew I had SOMEthing and was reluctant to disengage McAfee to run this AVG thing I never heard of.

As soon as I started the AVG program, I started getting pop-up notices from McAfee saying it found files infected with the Downloader-BEW trojan. AVG kept running, and McAfee kept finding them, alerting me, and deleting them. In McAfee's log files, the 'detector' listed for all these files was "AVG Anti Virus".

I went to McAfee to find out more about this trojan. It says it comes with a file called abc123.pid I searched my computer and it was still there. I went to their online helpdesk and was given instructions via email on how to boot to dos and run a full scan that way. When it was done, I searched for that abc file and it was still there, resting comfortably in my TEMP directory.

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A:Had Download-bew - Mcafee Suggested Hijackthis

Hello Shelly,Someone suggested a program called AVG. I know I'm not suppose to run two different anti-virus programs at the same time I (as well as MicroSoft, McAfee and Symantec) recommend that you DO NOT have more than one anti virus product installed and running on your computer at a time. The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, then those products which do not encrypt the virus strings within them can cause other anti virus products to cause "false alarms". It can also lead to a clash as both products fight for access to files which are opened again this is the resident/automatic protection. In general terms, the two programs may conflict and cause:1) False Alarms: When the anti virus software tells you that your PC has a virus when it actually doesn't.2) System Performance Problems: Your system may lock up due to both products attempting to access the same file at the same time.Therefore please go to add/remove in the control panel and remove one of these. Avast Antivirus or McAfee Antivirus Reboot your computer, and post a fresh Hijackthis log. Please do not attach any logs, as that makes them hard to read.

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For the first few weeks since i joined the forums, I've come to know tools that could help maintain my pc and keep it from slowing down from malware, adware, cluttered files and broken registry keys. Are there any suggested tools or apps that could help properly maintain android devices?

A:Any suggested apps for Android maintenance?

I don't use Android, Smart Phones, Tablets, iPads, third party apps, etc...but here is a quote from my Colleague Didier Stevens, Microsoft MVP Consumer Security.Several smartphone operating systems (OS) offer no API's at all for AV applications to be able to perform.In iOS (that's the OS of the iPhone), an AV app is like any other app, it has no special privileges or access so that it can monitor the phone resources for malware.So there can not be any good anti-virus programs for the iPhone, because the OS does not provide the features required for an AV program to be able to do a good job.With that said, here is some reading material I have collected on the subject:Does your smartphone really need antivirus software?Do smartphones really need antivirus software?How effective is antivirus software on smartphones?Does Mobile Antivirus Software Really Protect Smartphones?Let's dump anti-virus software and move onWhen it comes to mobile devices, viruses are not the problem they are made out to beAnalyzing Malicious Traffic in Cellular CarriersESET Mobile Security for AndroidIf you have further questions, I suggest you start a new topic in the Tablets & Mobile Devices forum where others using such devices may have more suggestions or comments to add. This forum is primarily for Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software utilized on the Windows Operating System.

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The detail of the problem is found at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1881771I am posting this thread here on suggestion of Broni. I just recently did a MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (on Sunday) and had no problems, so I am not sure if it is a matter of infection, but I thought to follow the suggestion of someone who knows a wee bit (understated) more than I.Reposted from the first post in that thread:I have been having a problem lately where Yahoo Messenger, Internet Explorer, and SVCHost balloon in memory usage and become laggy (but usually not unfunctional) such that, for instance, Yahoo Messenger messages entered with the enter button take about 5 seconds to appear. I think this might be associated with this problem, as my Yahoo was acting mondo slow and the only reason I wasn't attending to that is that I was primarily searching the internet and trying to get a list of things done for my work.

A:Suggested by Broni: YIM! and other Program Slowdown due to IE?

Hello, let's get a couple more logs.Next run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".From your regular user account..Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Em... Read more

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Does anyone know of one that wouldn't rename all the files you want recovered?

The one I'm using right now is renaming all my files to "Recovered_XXX_XXX"
 

A:Suggested Data recovery program?

What program are you using right now?

Have you ever tried "Restoration"?
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html

Also, if you are willing to pay $40 or so you can get some professional software; just thought I'd mention that.
 

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I have unchecked the Enable Suggested Sites feature in Tools > Advanced > Browsing.
Yet, IE 10 keeps suggesting web sites to my while I'm typing web addresses into the address bar.
How can I reliably disable this behaviour? I don't want to feed search engine robots.


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A:How can I disable Suggested Sites feature in IE 10?

How can search from the address bar be disabled?

In the Manage Add-ons Search Providers dialog you could disable Search Suggestions for your default search provider and optionally uncheck:  Search from the Address bar.   Related to this from the Options Contents tab you could
navigate to Autocomplete Settings and uncheck Use AutoComplete for Address bar.   I think it is probably Search Suggestions that is bothering you the most but you might not be liking the AutoComplete for Address bar feature too.  Otherwise
I think disabling Search from the Address bar means that you can't use the IE search feature at all, even trying an explicit question mark space (? ) prefix, which I think is more drastic than one might expect.  Disabling Search from the
Address bar also has the quirky effect of forcing the feature of allowing single-word Intranet names to be used without a protocol prefix, which is otherwise needed to bypass the user's default search provider when such connections are slow.
 
FYI
 
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When I boot I'm pressing F8 strait away. That takes me to the safe mode it gives me these options:

safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt

enable boot logging
enable vga mode
last known good configuration
directory services restore mode
debugging mode
disable automatic restart on system failure

start windows normally
reboot
return to OS choices menu

Ive tried most of these and get no where. If I dont press F8 then I just get the following options:

safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
last known good configuration
Start windows normally

I've tried all of these we just keep going around the boot loop. once the computer tries to start it get to the windows screen and starts to load then it flashes blue for less then a second then we go back to the begining. Please help im getting really worried!
 

A:In Reboot Loop from SP3 have tried suggested fixes

My laptop is an AMD.

 

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JHi there, just looking into maybe using a proxy server or software for general daily surfing...if it would help security wise...?? If anyone has any good suggestions please let me know.

Thanks
 

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i am looking for backup software for Windows XP but i am not looking for something that just creates a backup file that the system can be restored from. i am looking for an application that actually just copies over whatever files i specify onto an external usb drive. any suggestions on what to get?
 

A:windows xp - suggested backup utilities?

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Hi everyone.

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my PC, having successfully done so without issue on my laptop.

I have tried to burn the ISO file onto various DVD's, all of which have failed. This is not helped by my DVD drive in my PC being dated, IDE. However, I burn the ISO image to DVD's using my laptop using IMGBurn at 4x speed (or lower) and the DVD always registers in my PC.

I get various errors depending on the DVD, all burned using the same ISO.

Sometimes it starts to install, only to be met with the "files missing" error, which I presume is a bad burn.

Sometimes I get the "driver missing" message. I have followed the advice, physically unplugging all drives except the HDD I wish to install Windows to and the DVD drive. I also tried changing the SATA setting to "AHCI" as recommended. This doesn't seem to be the main issue however, as I say, I often get as far as the "Expanding Files" stage before an error occurs.

To bypass the dodgy drive and dodgy DVD burning stage, I have tried to make a bootable USB drive. I firstly used Universal USB Installer 1.8.7.3, which worked fine. However, despite booting up the initial set-up page, it said no bootable drive could be found, odd given that it got that far.

I tried using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool, however this just says "We were unable to copy your files".

Having tried every available option I have read on this very helpful forum, I f... Read more

A:Installation Won't Work - Tried All Suggested Fixes

I assume you have tried this, but in case you hadn't, take a look USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Edit: This may also interest you: post #5 by gregrocker

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I started a thread months ago at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/556073/infected-with-stolendata-and-trojanagentai-ccleaner-question/  and have had alot of interaction the staff member bloopie. Malware was rules out for my computer issues, but I was very relieved to see that I could re-install the OS without reformatting it. I carefully went through the instructions from the following 2 links :
http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/win7s-no-reformat-nondestructive-reinstall/
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how-tos/how_repair_faulty_windows_installation_without_reformatting  (method 2)
I was wary at first with my confidence of doing this without screwing up my computer, but I believe I can do it. I carefully went over the steps from the links, made a text file I'm gonna print out for reference, downloaded produkey to get my windows product key, and plan to hopefully have the installation run while I sleep. I'm running a backup now for my important files on my internal hard drives just in case in the meantime. I don't think I really need any assistance with this surprisingly, but thought it couldn't hurt to post a topic here just in case. I do have a question though. If my computer is unattended for hours when it asks for my product key and to activate now, would that be an issue? I plan on entering the product key and activating when I wake up. I don't think it should be an issue. Afterwards, I will do all the necessary updates until all of them are... Read more

A:Doing a windows 7 repair install as suggested...

The PC "should" wait patiently for you to get back to it.

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I have tried all of the suggestions listed in previous blogs. I am using Win 7 Home Premium, IE level 11. Service Pack 1 using an Asus K53SJ, with The Suggested Sites has been disabled under Internet Options,Tools, Internet Options, Advanced but still it shows. I have tried right clicking Suggested Sites on the Fav bar, but right clicking doesn't work. Tried:: In Windows Explorer\Tools\Foulder Options\View\, check Show Hidden Files.Open C:\Users\{user with problem}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Feeds\{long number}~\.but Feeds\(long number) didn't show up.So I am still stuck. Any suggestions? Also tried to find out how much RAM I have under All Programs - Accessories - Systems Tools - System Information - System Summary but message there says Cant Collect Information. Under Control Panel, System, the RAM message says installed memory not available.

A:Can't turn off suggested suggestions permanently.

I might be wrong but so many issues these days seem to be down to malware. While you are waiting for other ideas run these safe and widely used freebies in the order given:AdwCleaner:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Cleaning" button.Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.MalwareBytes:http://filehippo.com/download_malwa...(green Download button top right - not anything else on the page)Install and Run the program but before doing its Scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits". Quarantine anything it finds. Please copy/paste the logs on here because even if the symptoms are cured you are likely to still have things lurking around that require further cleaning.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Fastest processor for me I've ever had, but then hard drive frizzed & not too happy with used replacement. Is 7200 rpm the best one can get for this machine? Would like larger hd than 40g I've got with 20 2nd. Suggested to do repartioning c: apps, d: os, e: storage with 2nd drive f: paging file g: storage?
I have 1.250gig memory and the motherboard video.
And and all suggestions welcome, especially to internet speed 350 mghz here in rural Wyoming - Is broadband faster, if they ever get it here?)
And if ANYBODY knows why Mozilla 3.5 keeps crashing... Never did that before.... Some of my anti-virus stuff, maybe?
On the cheap... Lucky to find this one at the dump...
You CAN clean out a computer with a long hot shower and a suntan.
 

A:Suggested upgrades for new used Dell 2400?

There are some 10,000 rpm drives, but not cheap.
Can always replace 40GB with larger capacity drive.
80,120,160,250 or more. Depends on finances and availability at your location.
 

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My outlook 2013 automatically creates email contacts when I receive an email with multiple people in the recipients bar. The results are that I have 1800 contacts including people I have never heard of. I sync with Icloud through an Imap system. I have contacted Apple and Microsoft. Apple says the settings are in the Outlook and Microsoft said they couldn't assist me and that I should try the forums. Help!
 

A:suggested contacts in outlook 2013

ccisfc said:


My outlook 2013 automatically creates email contacts when I receive an email with multiple people in the recipients bar.Click to expand...

When you receive? Are you sure? IIRC, it only creates contacts using the email addresses you send email to. Of course that means if you forwarded an email that had 1,000 email addresses in it, all 1,000 of those email addresses would be added to your contacts.
 

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I first started this topic over in the WinXP forum, but it was suggested I might get more help here. Here's a copy of the post I made over there:

Recently, my self-built PC has been running into a few problems.

Symptoms:
1. After a few hours of normal use, everything suddenly goes screwy. Text displays in a completely different font from what it should be. Windows that should be opaque become transparent. Everything becomes unusable and I have to reboot.

2. Every boot up is accompanied with the hardware wizard telling me a new multimedia controller has been detected. It started randomly, and I hadn't added any hardware at that point, so I assume it's a bug and cancel it every time. NOTE: Since I first made this topic, I bit the bullet, and just installed it out of desperation. It was an Nvidia Audio Controller, but I really don't recall installing anything like that prior to it telling me it found it.

3. There has been no loss of data.

4. Just now, XP informed me that because of many hardware changes to my system, I have a deadline of 3 days to re-activate Windows. This is not good, as I don't want to reactivate it when I'm unsure whether it's secure, and, furthermore, my serial number is back at home (I'm in a dorm).

The problems only started, or, at least, only became truly noticeable, after I'd brought my computer home for spring break. Is it possible the bumpiness of the car ride could have messed up the HDD? The ride didn't seem more bumpy than most, b... Read more

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Hi everyone! I posted the following thread after experiencing major computer slowdown the last week or so:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-n...roblems-may-hardware-windows.html#post5318750

And it was suggested to me that I post a log from hijackthis to this forum, in case I might be having malware issues ( I really hope that's all it is to be honest.)

Hoping someone could take a look!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 3:03:37 PM, on 11/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\YourWare Solutions\FreeRAM XP Pro\2\FreeRAM XP Pro.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Eastlink Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\Eastlink Internet Security\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Eastlink Internet Security\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Eastlink Internet Security\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSIService.exe
C:\Program Files\Eastlink Internet Security\Common\FCH... Read more

A:Hijack This log, as suggested by my main thread

Run ActiveScan online virus scan:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm

Once you are on the Panda site click the Scan your PC button.
A new window will open...click the Check Now button.
Enter your Country.
Enter your State/Province.
Enter your e-mail address and click send.
Select either Home User or Company.
Click the big Scan Now button.
If it wants to install an ActiveX component allow it.
It will start downloading the files it requires for the scan (Note: It may take a couple of minutes)
When download is complete, click on My Computer to start the scan.
When the scan completes, if anything malicious is detected, click the See Report button, then Save Report and save it to a convenient location.
Post the contents of the ActiveScan report.
 

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I've tried smitfraudfix, malwarebytes (fully updated), uninstalling/reinstalling IE, trendmicro/housecall, Avast boot scan, McAfee full virus scan, AdAware full scan, SuperAntiSpyware, and running IE in No Add on mode.and cannot stop whatever is redirecting / jump my search or page selections, unless I bypass search by sending a link in an email and open from that. All scans were done twice in safe mode when they would run in safe, and at this point the spyware/malware/ anti-virus' are 'reporting' finding nothing by cookies (low risk). McAfee. Avast, AdAware & trendmicro housecall. And I believe these are related to the infecting issue ::DHCP keeps getting not started, i can get to it and start it, but within a short while it's showing Not started (stopped) again. System restore was shut off / and corrupted by something - so that needs corrected. etc.I have Combofix Downloaded Only, and saved to desktop, if needed. As well as fully updated anti-virus' programs named above. All definitions databases are new 1/2 hr. ago (and before I'd use each one). And I have a clean laptop (my own) ready if something cannot be acquired thru infected PC.Please help me find what I'm missing, it's gotta be a hijacker I'm not recognizing. Thanks in advance. Nan Here's the machine stats:HP Pavilion 061 DQ177A-ABA ; Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. 'P4SD-L... Read more

A:Stubborn ReDirect infection issue

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Do not Attach logs unless I ask you to.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.I would like to get a better look at your system, please do the following so I can get some more detailed logs.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appe... Read more

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emachine T3256Windows XP with SP3After getting help with an infection, I am unable to start computer in anything but safe mode. Seem to now have a driver issue. See link for steps I?ve followed & logs created so far. Infected with possible rootkit &/or backdoor TrojanBSOD gives DRIVERS_IROL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUALStop: 0x000000D1 (0x804730E4, 0x000000FF, 0x00000000, 0xF0F4D3D9)Note the last 4 digits have also been either the D3D9, C3D9, or E3D9.Hoping someone can help me get computer back to normal. Thanks Imgran25EDIT:Cleaned spaces~~boopme

A:Driver issue after infection removed

Hi Imgran25,Try starting with a clean boot. How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" stateCheck device manager and look for any red X's or yellow exclamation's..Windows Device Manager-TutorialPauline

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I have a TOSHIBA Satellite L305-S5907 from 2008 with Windows 7 installed last year on it. My problem started a few weeks ago and I am not sure the following issues are linked together.
1. The battery started to get low, even up to 7% when the laptop was plugged in to AC. Being 3 yr old, I thought this was normal and ordered a replacement battery. After a while, the battery however managed to stay 100% charged when plugged.
2. Message error CMOS battery failure at startup with very slow startup, more than 4 minutes from less than 2 min. Also, time and date completely reset to Jan 2008.
3. Unable to install Windows updates and to fix this problem.
4. Unable to perform scheduled check disk at startup. I have only the C:/ partition and did this from Properties->Tools
5. Failure to start the system, which started only after several forced attempts by pushing the Power button of the laptop.
6. Last night (12/15/11) Avira Antivirus Free prompted me about malware infection and I clicked Remove. This happened several times within 5 minutes. I checked the Quarantine and deleted TR/Drooper.Gen5 and EXP/CVE-2010-4452.CE that were detected six times altogether.
7. In the meantime messages about failed Windows updates.
8. Restarted with missing system icons in the taskbar, missing shortcuts from the taskbar and all shortcuts from Start Menu gone, including Control Panel and everything in All Programs.
9. Performed a full scan with Avira and found seven infections with the same malwares.... Read more

A:Startup issue and possible trojan infection

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