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Amperage vs Voltage - Which is more dangerous?

Q: Amperage vs Voltage - Which is more dangerous?

So here's a question for those who are electronically inclined.

I deal with a lot of laptops which do not have their original power supplies. So we usually match up the connector, voltage and amperage. However, there's not always an exact match.

I have a few questions about this.

What are the dangers of power supplies rated for higher / lower voltages than recommended?

What are the consequences of higher / lower amperage than recommended?

And assuming Volts x Amps = Watts (From what I've figured out), do you suppose this would work?

Suppose I have a laptop designed for 15v / 3a. This is roughly 45w, correct? What if I were to use a 19v / 2.3a power supply? Does the total wattage dictate whether the laptop will get fried or not? Or do the amp/voltage ratings fry by theirselves?

The fellows at work tell me higher amps is the killer, but higher votlages are okay (within reason). From my own obverservations, this is not the case. It looks more like higher voltages kill, while higher amperages make no difference. I successfully used a number of lower voltage, higher amperage power supplies, but toasted some equipment (not laptops, thank goodness!) with higher voltage, correct amperage power supplies.

A: Amperage vs Voltage - Which is more dangerous?

It depends, if you are speaking of dangers to humans then amps(current) is the concern. Components are a different story, in general, the voltage is usually the concern with most components because the current is drawn by the device. Just because your power source can deliver 15A doesn't mean you are delivering 15A, if the device only draws 5A, then only 5A will be used. On the other end of this, if I have a source that can deliver 16v, but my device only requires 12v, the 16v will likely kill the device. Some devices can handle it longer than others, some will die instantly.

In short, your source has a max current it can deliver, but the amount delivered is dictated by the load.

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Hi all,  I have a quick question. Recently I bought HP Folio 9470m from my friend. It came with HP original charger 18.5V | 3.5A 65W but when I looked under the battery on my laptop it says 19.5V | 2.31A  I google about replacement charger fo Folio 9470m and there is allot of it with 18.5V | 3.5A 65W.  My question is, how can I be sure tahat this is the right charger? If it is not, can this diference in Voltage damage my laptop?  


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A:Right charger voltage and amperage for HP Folio 9470m

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My old HP model 7955, 1.5GHz, has a mere 200 watt power supply. I'm getting into video capturing and have started having reboot problems well into the capture process. I was told my problem may be heat related (cpu or ?). Keep in mind, I'm a novice and not a gamer (nothing against you guys). I'm getting into digitizing analog vhs and 8mm tapes and burning the edited product to dvd.....and I need help....and lots of it.

I've looked at several video cards (to upgrade my nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 (mere 32MB card) because my computer indicated after the second reboot (via a dialog box) that my nighed driver needs to updated). But I was thinking about going with a 128MB card instead. But, here's the problem. Most all new video cards I've looked at require a minimum of 250 watt power supply (for instance the eVGA eforce FX5500 128MB or 256MB does).

Here are my questions: Can I run a video card that requires 250 watts on my 200 watt power supply without problem? Could this be my reboot problem? Is it difficult to swap out a power supply? Do I have to be concerned about anything in the power supply spec's besides wattage, like voltage and amps? Does my computer's motherboard (ASUS P4B-LA but I'm told it's really P4B-LU???) require a specific power supply with specific voltages and amperage? I need help here to decide what I need to do and why I need to do it.

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A:Power Supply Amperage, Voltage, and Motherboard Requirements

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Hi again,

Just wanted to know if the two sorts of DDR3-1600 SDRAM RAMs (one is called low voltage memory) that are available on the market are compatible with my Portege R930 i7 Toshiba?


A:Portege R930: DDR3-1600 SDRAM Low voltage (1,35) or standard voltage 1,5

The detailed specs of compatible modules are:
+DDR3-1600 PC3-12800, 204p SODIMM, 1.5v+

As you see its standard voltage 1.5V

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I have my PSU's details from a goggled page, but was wondering if anyone can help decode that garbage cause I dont understand any of it.
this is my psu,

It says there is 1 12v connector, but it lists
# +12V, 20A
# +12V, 20A

2 times.

So can someone help debunk this text? And let me know my real amperage and if I can use a newer videocard. Cause the 260Gtx Nvidida card I want needs 12V current rating of 38A or more

A:PSU Amperage.

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Hi all, I've lost the adapter for my MSI GX630 notebook and now I'm on the hunt for a replacement. The exact model that I'm looking for is a LITEON PA-1121-04 model. I have found some replacements but there are usually some things off about these replacements, ether the connector size is wrong or the power rating is incorrect. The adapter has a power rating of 19V 6.3A and the closest replacement I've found has that of 19V 6.5A. I'd like to know if this 0.2A difference is too dangerous for my machine, or if i should continue searching for one with 6.3A specifically?

Also, are there any websites where you would suggest I look for an adapter like the one I'm looking for? Any help would be appreciated.

A:Correct Amperage?

You can use that adapter.
The amperage is drawn, so it has to be same or HIGHER. The plug has to fit (obviously) and the wattage has to be exactly the same, but yes, you can safely use an adapter with higher amperage.

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I want to put my slim USB DVD drive on an USB hub, but my hub did not come with a cable.
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A:Amperage question.

Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire

I want to put my slim USB DVD drive on an USB hub, but my hub did not come with a cable.
I thought oh well, and grabbed a used Nokia charger which didn't work. turns out I need an adapter that is 5V and minimum 2A. I found an adaptor that is 5V but 8A, but I'm not sure if 8A may be bad and kill my drive.

You can make it work, but might be cheaper to just buy one. 8 amps dc is an aweful lot. if HD needs 2 amps I would not


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Hey peeps,

I just been reading Punksters sticky on upgarding graphics cards.

Read down to the tables and read about my 570 and i think i may be in trouble.

Currently i only have the one 570 and according to that table, the 570 uses 40A on its own.

Now i popped over to Thermaltakes site and looked up my card and to my amazment i read this table -

Now, i have no idea if my card is on +12V1 or +12V4 (Did'nt even know this but i am guessing the +12V4 is for 8-pin plugs and the formaer for 6-pin plugs, just a guess).

But to add to this, i had a 470 running as my main card before and this was overclocked quite a lot by me (its a standard 470). can't remeber my clocks of hand but they were high.

I never had a problem with power, i.e. random shutdowns.

So, to get to my point, am i pushing my luck using this PSU with this card plus my 470 running as physx or is it high time to upgrade this.

Don't really want to go down upgrade route as i have one mother of powerful PSU that would just be wasted.

Or am i just being a worry warts, sorry but i have spent a lot of money on my little HAF-ey and really don't want to have to spend anymore.


A:PSU +12v amperage - Thermaltake toughpower

the 570 uses 40A on its own.

No it doesn't. That number is the recommended for everything; CPU, video card, ram, etc, not just the video card.

Now, i have no idea if my card is on +12V1 or +12V4 (Did'nt even know this but i am guessing the +12V4 is for 8-pin plugs and the formaer for 6-pin plugs, just a guess).

Probably a good guess.

Or am i just being a worry warts,

Yes you are.

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Both ext HD and Scanner's power supply have 12V DC outputs. Also the plug jack is the same. The only different is the scanners power supply is only rated at 1.25 Amp where as the Hard Drive power supply is rated at 3 Amp output. I realize that I could not use the scanner's lower amp output power supply on the HD, but is shouldn't be any problem using the 12V DC, 3 A power output for the Scanner.

Is this the way you see it?

A:This should work: Amperage Question???

yep, but also check the polarity - make sure both units have the + on the same PIN

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Hey dude,

Just out of curiosity, how do u find out what amperage is needed for a video card?
Are there any tool or just find it browsing reviews and so on?

Also My PSU has three 12v rails and all three are 18 amps,
Are the three 12v rails the 2x6 pin and 4 pin connectors?


A:Video Card Amperage

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what will happen if you are using a APC Back-UPS RS 800VA 230V with Cooler master extreme power 500w (RP-500-PCAR) PSU

the label behind my UPS says it has a 3.5A max output where as my PSU's input requirement is [email protected] i have been using this setup for almost 2 years but now my UPS has stopped working. After powering on the UPS continuously beeps and the red "overload" indicator starts flashing (the technical support confirmed its a permenant damage and requires replacement).

the website has conflicting information on the ammpere rating, the manual and the rear (www apcmedia com/salestools/ASTE-6Z7V4E_R1_EN.pdf) of my UPS mentions it's 3.5A but the technical specs here www apc com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BR800-IN says the output is 6A.

now which is right and where can i find the exact details of my UPS. tried to contact the online chat support but there is no representative and the email response link is also down.

so could low ampere ouput cause damages to PSU? after the replacement can i continue using the same UPS or should i choose a higher specification model please help


sorry this is a double post, i changed the subject which resulted in a duplicate post

A:Cooler Master 500 PSU amperage?

The 6A rating you see as part of the technical specs is for the connectors, not for the output power of the UPS IMO.

Insufficient power will not damage your PSU as much as it will damage your UPS via an overload. This is probably why it is not working anymore and the "Overload" light is flashing. Your PSU will try to pull as much power as it needs to convert to DC, and nothing more. Have you recently upgraded your system with a more powerful GPU, CPU or more HDDs? That may be the reason for the overload.

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I wanted to look at the battery is inserted in the Qosmio G50-12Q and I can not see how many amps because the data on the battery are :

Li-ion battery Pack
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DC 10.8V - 77wh

How many amps can 'be this battery ?

Tank you

A:Qosmio G50-12Q - identification amperage battery

Hi valkyrie,

I have a little bit searching Google and I found out that has an output of DC 10.8V and 7050mAh.

I hope it?s useful information for you and you can order it from an authorized service provider for example. ;)

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Hey there guys,

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There is an online shop where I do most of my shopping, and the best PSU I could find for a low price was the CoolerMaster Real Power Pro RS-650 650W or the iGreen Power 600W.

Now the thing is, in the sticky I read that the best thing for my system would be a single +12V Rail with 26A. This specific PSU runs 3 rails at 19A each, how would this compare? Is it a decent buy? I'm highly attracted by the PSU's 80% efficiency rate too.

A:1 High amperage +12V rail Vs. 3 normal amp +12V rails?

3 rails with 19A on each will suffice, unless you're running a rediculously good GPU. I'm running a 6800GT on 17A 500W PSU i bought for 20 off the market lol. In realistic terms, i should have atleast 19-21A for my system to run at it's best - however it's doing just fine as it is.

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A:Can I splice two power supplies to get enough amperage for laptop?

Power supplies must be a hack-free zone.

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A:is it dangerous?

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A:How Dangerous Is This?

The chances that it'll work are slim, but it is possible.
The worst case is that they don't work - and you won't be able to see anything on your screen. In that case you'd have to format your hard drive and reinstall Windows.
Best case is that it works and you've updated - going around the restrictions that Intel put in place.

Which makes me wonder - why would they go to the trouble of doing this when most video drivers don't have this issue?

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A:Is this dangerous?

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Scan saved at 12:00:16 PM, on 8/31/2003
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MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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A:which one of these from the log dangerous (if any)


Welcome to TSG!

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Not sure what this is But it Kicks in on and off and it keeps regenerating

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Hey,A friend told me running Windows 7 on the 64 bit edition,could be dangerous to my CPU because it "run the CPU" up to 100%.
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A:Windows 7 64 BIT dangerous?

Ummm.....paying hundreds of dollars for a CPU and never using 100% of it is so much of a waste...Running a CPU at 100% is not going to damage it in the slightest. And your friend is 100% wrong on all accounts.

The 64 bit version is no more dangerous then the 32 bit version.

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I almost put this in General Security please let me know if i should move it there.

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I have used ComboFix for years. It has saved me countless times.

The first time I used ComboFix, my system was so fouled up that ComboFix actually froze up in the repair process. After rebooting and restarting, ComboFix traveled further down the "repair list of numbers". After three reboots it completed its work and my system ran fine after that. I once loaded ComboFix from safe mode and where I only had about 1 second of life before the PC froze again. But once ComboFix started, it took control and resolved my problems. I now run ComboFix about 3 - 4 times a year on average, whenever things get sort of "slow" and questionable.

Call me lucky, but I have not had a virus protection program in over 10 years. I find more conflicts in my daily life with those programs than the good they provide. I use my computer daily & heavily. But I watch where I go and I never "click" while drinking! haha If I ever have a problem with my PC, I run ComboFix.

NOW ..... after admiring ComboFix and admitting to my risky behavior, I reach my discussion point.

ComboFix was "removed" from my computer last week. I clicked on my desktop link and a message popped up that 'use privileges had expired? or my version has expired? or something... the message stayed on the screen for a half second and then went away. The link is gone & I can't find any reference to ComboFix on my PC at all. I am running Windows XP.

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A:How Dangerous is ComboFix, really?

Since this appears to be your first post here...I suggest that you read ComboFix usage, Questions, Help - Look here - .


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This is Scary and Dangerous I Think!


Today my computer crashed with the Security Center popping up telling me i had been to porno sites and God knows what else and EVERYTHING has been disabled.
I live in Manila and am constantly getting porno sites pop up without me doing a thing.

Anyway what makes this scary is that the apparently genuine Microsoft Security was telling me to update my License in order to put everything right. When i tried to renew the License i was asked for $79. At first i paid that but when nothing happened i contacted my Visa card people and reported it. There are nasty red ticks against everything and my desk top is wiped out (clock as well). I can only get into the net via the little blue Microsoft sign at the bottom of the SC box.

The even more scary part of this is that a Russian girl (i think it is Russian) says something to me when the computer Welcome sign comes up (i am in Vista).. Heaven knows what is going on in the background now. I have installed AVG free edition but have no way of knowing whether it is operating or not.

Can someone PLEASE help me urgently.
My sincere thanks in anticipation.

A:Really Dangerous and scary

Hi and welcome to BleepingComputer At first i paid that but when nothing happened i contacted my Visa card people and reported it. You may wish to have them issue you a new card. I would consider that number compromised.The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in pr... Read more

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Anybody have any comments?


A:Is Hitman Pro Dangerous to Use?

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Hello guys,Im new to this forum. I have run into a very deep sh** problem, i hope you guys would be able to help me ! This is going to be a detailed description of what happened and what the situation is, so please dont mind. . . Okay, so this problem started 2 weeks ago. I have installed Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 (Original License). Everything was working fine when the following started to happen :1) One fine morning, the antivirus reported a trojan program named :detected: Trojan program Trojan-Downloader.JS.Multi.cnURL: with the one mentioned above, now i keep getting these alerts from the antivirus software :6/29/2008 3:54:04 PM Process C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe (PID: 2156): suspicious action. Attempt to modify Microsoft Internet Explorer plug-in settings (key HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-776561741-1767777339-725345543-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser, value ITBar7Layout, data 13 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 30 00 00 00 10 00 01 00 15 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 07 00 00 5e 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ... Read more

A:A Very Dangerous Situation. Please Help !

WARNING : I suspect as the sources also say, its a very recent and new trojan program and certainly the most dangerous i have ever witnessed in life, so please be careful with this thing..... (For users currently not infected by it)

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My computer just got infected by a virus like a few hours ago. It cancels any application i try to run claiming that its infected and i have to activate an anti-virus. I have an antivirus norton 360 and did a full scan nothing was detected the virus still keeps popping up and it wont let me run anything it closes the applications. please help

A:Dangerous Virus

Hello and welcome... It sounds like your infection is this or similar. You need to do all the steps.Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Data Protection (Uninstall Guide) You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

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little yellow triangle in bottom corner of scrren pops up stupid things and this virus has changed my desktop and my homepage and does not let me run msn messenger. every second page on the internet changes to a advertisement and i need to get rid of it. this has happened before so i have the smitfraudfx thing and i hvae done all that before please, make it work this time!!

A:Cant Rid Dangerous Virus

Go into Safe Mode and run smitfraudfix again. Also run AdAware, SpyBot, or SUPERAntiSpyware (this one works the best in my opinion).

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boopme, I am also having the same issue. I had the black background that said WARNING DANGEROUS SPYWARE but now it is just black. I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, did a reboot, ran it again. I then did ATF, then SUPERAntiSpyware in safe mode. I then did the MBAM again, still had two registry items infected. I then ran SDFix in safe mode. I just did MBAM again, still have the same two registry items infected. Do you have any suggestions? I have included the most recent log for a quick scan with MBAM. My OS is Windows XP Media Center Edition, SP3. Thanks in advance for your help.Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33Database version: 1654Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 31/15/2009 12:30:23 PMmbam-log-2009-01-15 (12-30-19).txtScan type: Quick ScanObjects scanned: 61774Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 9 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 0Registry Values Infected: 0Registry Data Items Infected: 2Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 0Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Infected:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> No action taken.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Win... Read more

A:Dangerous Spyware

Hi. First I split you to your own topic.It's always better that way. Two things. The :no action taken" usually means you did not click "remove Selected" button after the scan.. Also was there some thing in the SDFix log? I can't move on without seeing what the scans report.

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I've just done a scan with Avira AntiVir personal and I keep getting detections of something called BDS/IRC.Chazz.43. Antivir describes it as a dangerous backdoor program. Does anyone know what this is? Most of the detections where connected to SmitfraudFix.exe, IEDFix.exe and 404Fix.exe. I used SmitFraudFix once when along with a number of other Antivirus, Spyware, Malware etc. programs. Are any of these .exes actually dangerous?

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I am a devotee of Bleeping Computer and I use the myriad of virus/malware scanners/hunters. Lately, my laptop had been running so hot I was afraid it would melt.  A lot of my maintenance programs (CC Cleaner & Defraggler) were having a hard time completing their tasks. I realized that I was infected and started running every Bleeping Computer security program that is in my arsenal.  In addition I use MBAM, Super Spyware, MS Security Essentials & MS Firewall. 
As the old saying goes, even a blind squirrel finds a nut eventually. I was eradicated a couple infections. The thing is, I'm not convinced that I got them all.
I have all of the logs from my eradication process in case you want to see what was detected.  I can tell you that MS Security Essentials quarantined "Backdoor:MSIL/Bladabindi. 
After running "Autorun", it came up with a half dozen or so items that when cross checking the internet, I am not sure if I am infected or not.
Here is the FARBAR Logs as per the instructions. Thank you for your time and effort with this matter.
Jim Considine
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by Jim Considine (administrator) on JIMCONSIDINE-PC on 17-03-2015 23:08:46
Running from C:\Users\Jim Considine\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Jim Considine (Available ... Read more

A:A Little Knowledge Can Be Dangerous

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 


(Reason Software Company Inc.) C:\Users\Jim Considine\AppData\Roaming\Reason\Boost\boost.exe
Winlogon\Notify\SDWinLogon-x32: SDWinLogon.dll [X]
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [ctfmon.exe] => -
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [GDriveSharedOverlay] -> {81539FE6-33C7-4CE7-90C7-1C7B8F2F2D44} => No File
GroupPolicy: Group Policy on Chrome detected <======= ATTENTION
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-3980735000-1117649075-3546456287-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-19 -> DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL =
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-20 -> DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL =
Toolbar: HKLM - No Name - {CC1A175A-E45B-41ED-A30C-C9B1D7A0C02F} - No File
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - No Fil... Read more

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I like to visit You Tube and Your File Host and scour for old television music videos. Am I in any danger of picking up a virus from either of these, since their videos are submitted from around the world?

A:Dangerous Sites?

if u dont want to get a virus use internet security and you should be fine but i think youtube is safe

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recently..i encountered with a file named autoexec.bat....i saw the was  cd\
dir *.rar /b /s >> system.bin .....and there was system.bin file which was eating my all apps present in that drive
it is not being detected by any antivirus...when i comes again after some time....when i checked task manager was being run by a file named issass.exe....i deleted that too...but somehow it comes again...please help all softwares have become unuseful.

A:Please anybody help me with most dangerous virus

Lsass.exe is a legitimate crucial Windows process. All that batch file is doing is making a list of .rar files on your system and putting them into a file called system.bin. It could be a resource hogging malware payload. Is there any sort of error message when you try to run your programs? What's the CPU usage when this batch file is running?

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My Freelancer game has finally refused to run in win 10 build 10526. It did, but I need to change mods, and it now wont run. I installed it 4 times, and then a fairly new mod, no luck, wont pass opening splash

Q: Is Elite Dangerous only online?

if so I dont want it, I want only a single player offline version.

A:Elite Dangerous

I asked my friend who is playing it right now. It is only online. You need to be online to be connected to the server.

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will this results are dangerous to my pc? 

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this is the CBS file generated by cmd:

A:will this results are dangerous to my pc?

Your link is broken >>>

404 - Page not found.
The page you are looking to see is currently unavailable or does not exist.

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A guy told me to put this in my URL bar. What dangers could it cause to my PC?

A:Is this code dangerous?

It's never a good idea to use any unknown code on a production machine (your main machine). Unknown codes can be used to gather credentials and other private information.

I've deleted it from the post.

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I have the Program Remove it Pro free for 30 days and when I scan my Pc apperars 3 Dangerous files:

Infected with Sys32.jestertb
Infected with Sys32.omcamdib
Infected with Sys32.omniuns

Are this files related to a Program called OVT that is for editing video and slides?

How can I solve the problem?

A:Dangerous files

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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i'm running windows XP professional sp3 with avira as my av.
i've been getting these virus warning that always come in fours, i've tried scanning my computer with avira as well as with spybot search & destroy, a few times. still nothing.
the warnings i get are as follows:
C:\Documents and Settings\matty\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\5MNUBX7E\msgasst84[1].dll
Is the TR/Spy.409088.1 Trojan

C:\Documents and Settings\matty\Application Data\Messenger\Drivers\Aud32\msgasst84.dll
Is the TR/Spy.409088.1 Trojan

C:\Documents and Settings\matty\Application Data\Messenger\Drivers\Aud32\msgasst841.dll
Is the TR/Spy.409088.1 Trojan

C:\Documents and Settings\matty\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\1NG938KO\msgasst84[1].dll
Is the TR/Spy.409088.1 Trojan
i've tried all kinds of actions, deny access/delete/move to quarentine, everything.
they keep coming up, they havn't caused any damage as i can tell but i'm no expert.

on an unrelated problem, i'm getting a security center warning that my anti-virus software is not detected.
this only happened recently, it may have something to do with installing spybot s&d.

A:probably not dangerous, very persistant

Hello and Welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed. I currently have as many open topics as I can effectively handle; this will have you back in queue with the proper logs so an available helper would be able to assist.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Just a question.

How come there are some pics (.gif .png .jpg .bmp for example) that can be detected as viruses/spywares?

A:Dangerous pics

Basically because it can be easy to hide Malware in pictures -

Regards -

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I have been following the news about Windows 10 for a few months now, and I am quite hyped. It appears to be user friendly from the reviews i've seen. But I know I should wait until the bugs have been worked out. But I really want to try it on my spare computer.What to do...

A:Is being hyped dangerous?

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I want to know if this a repeating false positive or if the servers are infected ... and what can bbe done.

all running with a domain and Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, clients are XP/7/Vista all Professional versions, and all recently infected with different things, antiviruss in use have included MS Security Essentials, Kaspersky 2010-11 and Esset (which had expired in this case 2 months ago).

On three separate networks we work on Combofix has identified the server as:

"BITS: Possible infected site", listing the web address of hxxp://servername:8530 <<-- Port for WSUS (which is turned on and running in all three networks)

It also finds:

It will remove these two files in all instances .. along with the other stuff it finds. HOWEVER when the PCs get put back on the network and run for a day or so they will reappear with the same message. If you run Combofix right away after putting it back on the network, like running it a second time in a row, it comes up clean.

I have a full Combofix log also individual GMER, DDS logs. I attached them.


A:SBS Dangerous BITS

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.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 your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.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.Follow the instructions that pop up for postin... Read more

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I seem to experience slow processessing and I have a relatively new computer. When I looked at my processes on the tast manager there are approx 72 on average (which seemed a lot!) and I wondered whether some of these are slowing my computer down and are dangerous. I have used HijackThis and pasted the report log below as people have advised others with similar probs. Is it possible for someone to have a look and let me know if I have a problem? and if so what I should do? Thank you.

My latop spec is:
Intel Centrino Duo T2550 @ 1.73GHz
0.99GB Ram
Windows XP

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:06:27, on 22/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
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A:Too Many Processes: Are they dangerous?

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I just got everest and I'[m worried about some of my temps

CPU- 52 C idle, 58-59 while gaming
HDD- 56 idle same gaming
motherboard and everything else is around 40

how dangerous is this, if it is dangerous what do you suggest for cooling?

A:dangerous temps?

Your temps don`t seem anything to worry about.

Look HERE at this thread.

Regards Howard

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My case is the Antec Sonata 2. I chose it because I wanted a quiet system, and I am quiet happy with it.

The problem is, it is terrible for keeping things cool (as it's priority is silence).

My mainboard idle is 43c, CPU is 48c. I think those are not dangerous levels and can live with those, but my VGA card (the 6800GT) is 61c idle.

I am fine with high temps, I just don't want to fry anything. Am I at risk here? I know that for CPUs, 60c is about the max you'd ever want to hit, but what about VGA cards?

A:Dangerous VGA temp?

For gfx cards, the maxium temp is much higher. 61C is a very stable temp for a card of that magnitude.

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hi everyone, i just got my girlfriends computer up and going after being down for a year because of spyware, adware, ect. and i was wondering what i can do to keep the kids from downloading everything under the sun on it again. i have xp. thank you.

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I uploaded my HJT Log an online analyzer and it found four dangerous entries. Are these actually dangerous? My log is at,Mike

A:Are these dangerous entries?

We have a section here for posting logs. Please post your log there and wait for help/ Thank you.

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My uncle works for some company (i don't remember the name) and he is the network administrator or something like that. (He knows a lot about computers/networking)

Anyway he sent my mom this email that talked about a bad update that his company is blocking...
Microsoft is pushing out an update to Internet Explorer v7 (your browser). We are blocking this update at work, we don't know enough about it and one person in the office had to rebuild his PC after the install. I would suggest that you block this update. The attached files will make this work for you. Give me a call when your ready and I can help you with this. The force update from Microsoft is November 1, so not much time.

This issue affect Windows XP SP2 systems only. I included the direction in the attached document, its pretty easy to do.Click to expand...

So have any of you heard about this? And is it a good idea to believe him and block the update? Not saying that i don't trust my uncle, but it just seems weird that Microsoft would send out a defective update.... well not that weird but you know what i mean.

A:Dangerous SP2 IE7 Update?

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I'm quite interested in Elite: Dangerous and I'm not sure if I can run it, I was hoping someone could explain this to me. First of all, here are my pc specs:

And here are the game specs:

System Requirements - Elite: Dangerous Wiki Guide - IGN

Now I know I can't run games that need direct x 11 graphic cards, but as you can see in the above link, the GPU is direct x 10. What I'm confused about is the 'Software' part, where it says 'Direct x 11'.

I also ran the game through the 'Can you Run it' website and while I got a fail, all the boxes are ticked green. That website has been wrong in the past, I've gotten fails on many games that I have no problem running, like Dishonored, and Cities Skylines. Here's a photo of my results:

Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting

If someone could help me out, that would be great!

A:Can I run Elite Dangerous?

Just go here. Can You RUN It | Can I run that game | Game system requirements and it will tell you.

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According to the program Piriform Speccy my Harddrives:
Hard Drives
932GB Western Digital WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 (SATA) 37 ?C
466GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B2 (SATA) 29 ?C

Yes my OS is installed on my SSD

A:My SSD is 128C, is that dangerous?

I'm going to take a guess and say that Speccy isn't properly reading the sensor on the drive.

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The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web (4 web pages).

The scariest sites on the Net? They're not the ones you might suspect. Here's what to watch for and how to stay safe.Click to expand...

-- Tom

A:The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web

Good Read Indeed

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OK so I was silly enough to post my IP address on a few online forums.. do I have anything to worry about? is there anything anyone can advise me to do to minimise risks? also, will every computer in my house be at the same risk

thanks for any help.. worried!!!!


You should be OK.Read more here:

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Please help if you know what these files are:


I find them in the list of running Processes under Win XP Pro.
If you delete one, it immediatley comes back as one of the other files listed. When I do a search of the computer, the files are found in the C:\Windows\Prefetch file.

I recently had an infestation with several spy programs and pop-up generators...used HiJack This, AdAware to remove them...but these files remain. I would love to know if they are harmful or not.

A:Are these files dangerous?

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Just got my CPU back from Staples. It kept shutting off. I was told I had viruses,spyware+ a root kit.
Some time last night or during the day today while I was at work, the CPU went off again. I called Staples a short time ago. They want me to brng it back in for further testing. I mentioned that the tech had disabled Hotmail from my Windows start up. I was told that the free email accounts, especially Hotmail carry malware + this may be causing my CPU to shut off.

Strange they left my 2 free gMail accounts alone, but chose to disable Hotmail. Do these free email accounts really carry malware?

I really need some good input here before I invest any more money in my system.

Thank you

A:Hotmail Is Dangerous?

Hotmail is as legit as Gmail. Opening attachments in ANY email program is what invites trouble. Removing it from Startup is just freeing up some resources. You really don't need it as soon as you turn the computer on. Random shutting off with no error messages is more likely a heat issue but I would assume their tech looked for that

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Dell dimension 2400
MS XP, sp3, intel pentium 4 2.8 gHz, 512 RAM, Intel 82845G/ gl/ge/pe/gv graphics controller.

Hello guys. 2 weeks ago I got the vundo thing and I thought I'd got around it by creating another user account with admin status and updating Superantispyware, Spybot, Removeit, Ccleaner and AVG free. Then deleting my original account. I lost all my contacts in OE but it was worth it for my other data. I then created another user account in case it happened again. It seemed to work but what I found was after leaving the computer for five minutes I had to log on again, so I went to Users to see if I could sort it out when Comodo instructed me that mshta.exe was wanting to take a copy of my user accounts so I've ended up here for your help if you please. I've read the other posts and have got hijack this' log for your perusal. Thankyou.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:33:00 PM, on 6/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:Is mshta.exe dangerous

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application. Beware it is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systems

Upgrading Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 7.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Select your Platform and check the box that says: "I agree to the Java SE Runtime Environment 6 License Agreement.".
Click on Continue.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation (jre-6u7-windows-i586-p.exe) and save it to your desktop. Do NOT use the Sun Download Manager..
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.

Scan mshta.exe here: if you want to check it.

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Ok, so my anti-virus program detects a generic.dx in almost all games that my brother download. It this so dangerous?

A:Is generic.dx dangerous?

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okay so i got an update on my Photoshop CS3...
it works awesome~

but i started getting this---

is this hazardous?
should i be worried or just let it be?
what so i do?


A:Solved: is this DANGEROUS?!

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I turned on my computer about an hour or so ago and opened up chrome and I see a page that says "nginx error". I've never heard of nginx before and I'm wondering what it is and what should I do because from what I've seen online it doesn't look friendly.

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The scariest sites on the Net? They're not the ones you might suspect. Here's what to watch for and how to stay safe

The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web - PCWorld

A:The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web

Hahahahahaha Yet another publication saying torrent sites are very dangerous. I don't know if I have ever read an article in any of the consumer PC publications, online or wood-pulp, that says torrent sites have a up-side.

Just keep protecting those advertising ???'s and we'll all carry on and keep calm.

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Someone sent me a file on MSN (At their own will), and since I trusted them (Big mistake), they can control my computer (Shut down, hide clock, change display pic, etc.) at will

I get the following when trying to use Avast! to remove a worm, not sure if it's the one.

HJT Log :
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:18:49 PM, on 11/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe
C:\Program Files\The Privacy Guard\ThePrivacyGuard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.... Read more

A:Dangerous Worm.

Bump =/

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Today, I have been experiencing redirects to 'dangerous' sites (classified by the McAfree site advisory). I have noticed that if I end the "edline.exe" (targeted because of CPU usage) process tree that the problem is temporarily fixed but for only the System Idle process to max my CPU and do the same. I have ran a virus scan with no luck.

Occurs on IE8 and FireFox 3.6 B5
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
Brand: Toshiba Satellite Model: L305
Processor: Intel Celeron 2.2GHz

My 'HiJackThis' log has been attached to this message. Any and all help in greatly appreciated.

A:Dangerous Redirects

I have dealt with the problem using Malwarebytes which was listed in another thread. It was actually edline.exe and an adobe update file.

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Can someone tell me if these two files are dangerous? I ran a Hijack log and have been going through it - I find it fascinating (smile) Anyway - these two entries look suspicious and I don't want to delete anything! Thanks so much for your time!
Best Wishes,
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{0924ECE7-E96C-4E38-8110-3D00E454B514}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{0924ECE7-E96C-4E38-8110-3D00E454B514}: NameServer =,

Here is my whole Hijack log. The reason I was checking into it is because Kaspersky has caught two trojan's in the last week and I have tried to delete them from the log and they keep coming back?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:54:47 PM, on 11/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyw... Read more

A:Our these two files dangerous?

I ran Dr Web cureit and it found four trojan's - which it fixed - but I reran the Hijack log and these two files are still on there. Can someone tell me if I should delete these two 017 entries? Also I can't install Spybot - it downloads and then times out - so I think I'm still infected?

Thanks much,

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Received an email from a well known friend. A lot of the text was gobbledegook and there was an attachment, which I opened before I had time to think. Turned out to be an advert for a well known blue tablet for men.

Replied to the friend who denied sending it (and i believe her) who thinks she has had a virus which has sent this email to all her contacts.

There does not appear to be anything in my Kaspersky File to indicate a virus but is there any more I can do to check this?

A:? Dangerous Virus

It may not be that the e-mail contained a virus, but that your friend either has a virus or has had their e-mail account hacked. Does your friend have a webmail account?

I've had a few e-mails from friends that have been spam, e-mailed to everyone in their contact list - sometimes with spoofed addresses of other contacts. Turns out it was their webmail account that was hacked.

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Hi all,

I have running windows vista 32bit, yesterday I was attacked by virus through pen drive, and he completely destroyed my all the data as follows

1. All MS word files are not opening error&#8221; the office open XML file *filename.doc* cannot be opened because there are problem with the contents.

2. All mp3 files (80 GB) converted to 4 GB, all mp3 file sizes are changed to 156 kb and length to 13 sec. and when open any one of them will create same sound.

3. All folders get hidden and hidden attribute disabled by the virus.
I have 200 GB DATA please some body help me to save my data

Kapil Gupta

Kapil Gupta

A:Dangerous virus ever seen

no body have idea about this

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Hi Guys

During a recent P.C maintenance using System Mechanic it revealed a parasite called DsktopSurveil.
It will discinfect it but it reappears back on the system immediately.

I have done some searching on the web and Symantic says it is a high risk item. It advised how to repair it, but not being tech minded i didn't want to screw my P.C up deleting this and that. It listed some registry keys that needed to be removed as listed below. I went in to regedit to see if they were there and couldn't find any of them

List from Symantic
c. Navigate to and delete the registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ODSP 6.0.2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ODSP Host

I have done an online scan with Panda as recommended in general security help tools and it doesn't come up with any keyloggers at all just a couple of tracking cookies.
I'm wondering if this is a false positive. I'm really worried as this thing is suposed to collect card and bank details and hides itself in the memory so replicates itself immediately you delete it.

I've added a copy of My Hijack log below but i don't know if anything is amiss there or if it would show it up.

Adaware doesn't find it not does supera... Read more

A:Help! Dangerous Keylogger

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I recently put togheter a smaller gaming PC in a Bitfenix Prodigy case and I am abit worried about the heat. I was warned before I put it toghether that the case would not handle heat too well but it am only worried about the CPU to be honest.

I have an i5 3570 and when I run BF4 maxed out it seems to be around 60-70c on all cores. Is this dangerous and do I need to get some form of cooler?

the GPU hasnt gone above 50c yet so it only seems to be the CPU that runs abit hot?

I have not been able to try something more demanding then BF4 yet.

Any advice is appreciated.


A:CPU runs at 65-70C, dangerous?

I'm assuming that you are using the "Stock" cooler that came with i5, and not leaving it without one ("... do I need to get some form of cooler?"). If that is the case then you dont have much to worry about. Those are temps that are under load, so they are in a safe range for the CPU. If you are worried about heat building up with the CPU (or plan on overclocking), then I would suggest getting an aftermarket cooler. That would of course be based off what kind of budget you may (or may not) have. Getting an aftermarket cooler will lower the temps (idle and under load), and give you peace at mind. If you need more help with selecting one, please tell us what budget you can put towards purchasing one.

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Before visiting, just imagine the page uses scripts to hold you on the page until you paid- download firefox with firebug addon and open firebug on the page, then edit the source (delete all) and press enter. Now you can check this dangerous page without any risk ;)
idk where to submit this to be sure that the page can be deleted so im looking around in security forums to post this as an information.
As i said, READ before trying !

A:Dangerous Website

Edit your Active link, and just name the site first -
I requested for a Moderator to remove it if you do not -

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Help, please!!

I suddenly have this "Your computer is infected! Dangerous malware infection was detected" popping up. Something called Spy Axe was showing up, too.

I looked at a similar thread, and downloaded hijack this. Here is the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:49:08 AM, on 12/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTune... Read more

A:Dangerous Malware -- Spy Axe

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I see this type of response all the time:I want to inform you that the execution of ComboFix, without supervision from a trained helper, can have very harmful effects on your computer.ComboFix is a powerful tool, that can, without supervision from one of us, make your system (partly) corrupt. So I advise you to don't use this tool, and our other tools, in the future anymore without supervision.and I simply have to ask: What is so inherently dangerous about the program? I've been working with computers since I was able to type, my first machine was a C64 (yes, I'm sure someone else is older than I am) and I have been working in IT for about 8 years (yes, I'm also aware that others may have worked in the field longer). Why is this the de-facto response when someone asks about Combofix? I have used Combofix countless times and have never seen it behave in a way that "utterly destroyed" any machine I used it on.So, again I just need to know - what is it about Combofix that is so dangerous to computers that this warning needs to be incessantly repeated ?There are no options to choose when running the program (other than to install or not install the Recovery Console if it isn't already). There are no choices to be made after the program finishes, it simply produces a log report of what it did. And it creates a restore point before it does anything that one can simply go back to, if Combofix does, indeed, wreak havoc and "destroy" a computer.So, why is Comb... Read more

A:Just Why Is Combofix So "Dangerous"?

Hello norwood781No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs because it is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Even if used by following this authorized guide: A guide and tutorial on using ComboFix, something could go awry and leave the user facing issues they do not know how to correct or deal with. Trained helpers know what to do in most situtations and can provide further instructions as to how one should proceed. If not, they have access to the tool's developer and other experts. Someone not trained and not using the tool under guidance may end up staring at a computer that no longer will boot normally.While there are no options to choose when running the program as you say, ComboFix is capable of doing much more under the guidance of a trained helper. What those options are and how to use them is not available to the general public but some folks may read topics where instructions are provided and attempt to use them. Those instructions were most likely given under the guidance of an expert to fix that particular member's problems after careful evaluation of the malware involved. Before taking any action, the helper must investigate the nature of the infection and then formulate a fix f... Read more

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Does anyone know what ccUpdate.exe is and does?

A:Dangerous Process?

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Dangerous New Threat called "Clickjacking"

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everytime i log onto the web my ADware program comes up with a message that reads

the following program is trying to add itself to the host files 127.00.1

what is this and is it dangerous

A:what is this file and is it dangerous

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I'll do my best to be brief with my explanation, but I'll tell you up front that I Googled the name TITANUIMRES earlier; saw that your experts know how to deal with it.

I've also read all the directions on your site; and I think I got the info you asked for after I did the scans (looking for "Rootkit pests"), but the GMER results have me puzzled, so I'll tell you what it did just in case it happens to whatever PC genius gets my case. I accidentally clicked on one of the words at the top of the rows of info, (I think it was "Text", whatever the word it was, it was the TOP word all the way to the LEFT. When I bumped it, all the columns of information shifted....I'd click again and the columns of info shifted, and the columns moved around again! At one point, all the words were still lined-up horizontally across the top, but the far left column had been reduced to just a title word, and below it 2 other words (I think one was Systems, and another Category-type word below it, and BOTH of them had tiny yellow squares with '+' --plus signs in my panic at screwing-up the whole scan, I clicked on the PLUS signs, and dozens of drop-down categories (they ALL had yellow squares with '+' signs , and they kept expanding when I clicked them! I 'un-did' all the clicking I did on the plus signs, and after about 6 more clicks I got it back in the same configuration that your diagram was in
on your instruction page! I was afraid that if I ran the scan ... Read more

A:Is TITANUIMRES dangerous? Please help me!

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed. Note that if you do not respond within 5 days I shall no longer check this thread for replies.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.

IMPORTANT - for Windows Vista and Windows 7 start all tools by using right click > Run as Administrator.

I think we need to try Gmer again please - just follow these instructions.

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. It will be a randomly named executable.Befo... Read more

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When i installed this browser called

Slim Browser Lite Edition 4.07 Build 100 << download from MajorGeeks

And when it's installed, I found out there is bar above with Slim Browser, it's MySearch and i thought it was very suspect.

It's the same bar as i got with the browser

A:Is MySearch dangerous?

i see you have IE-7 ,why do you want any tool bars ?

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I know I know, it's another thread asking about individual temperatures. I just had to ask though

my CPU is pretty steady at 61 degrees C as it's possible max

my GPU is pretty steady at 80 degreees C as it's possible max

I have the Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT

my processor is the Core 2 Duo P9500

These are the temps at what i would consider load levels on my laptop, namely when I am playing Second Life.

my CPU usage is 75 to 80% pretty much as well.

1. Are these temps okay for sustained game play?
2. Am I slowly killing my laptop?
3. Can you tell me what numbers to be worried about?

Thank you for your help and your opinion.

p.s. I am using CPUID Hardware Monitor Pro to get these readings.

A:Are these temps dangerous?

well.... laptop components are designed to run slightly higher temps that their desktop equivalents, 80c on your GPU is fine as long as that is your load temp & not idle, same goes with the CPU, 61c is also a safe ''Tcase'' temp (cores will run higher)

have you ever cleaned your lappy's heatsinks..??

this would be the best place to look at dropping your temps.

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From time to time, I get e-mails that are definately spam, sometimes with attachments, sometimes not.
some of these e-mails contain words that are completely garbled, like "gfuiaos dkfil fghr."
I run all of these through my virus and spyware scanner, whichI keep up to date,a nd none of them turn out to be malicious.
So, what the heck gives? Is somebody trying my e-mail just to see if the address is still active?
Any comments appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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I'm having problems with my drivers, and internet - I have another post on this site to do with the drivers, but I thought I'd post my Hijackthis log, and see if anyone knows anything I should remove which could be preventing internet connection possibly?

Thanks -

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:48:22 PM, on 8/17/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avshadow.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\StartManSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes... Read more

A:My HijackThis Log - Anything dangerous listed?

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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The day before yesterday I accidentaly clicked on a link on msn messenger which said "haha is this really you [link]?".I know I shouldn't been clicking on it,but since I never received those virus infected links via messenger I didn't thought it would be a fake link.

msn messenger wasn't reacting anymore and automatically went off and on.I deinstalled messenger and all folders belonging to messenger,reinstalled,deinstalled, avira antivir and spybot but nothing found the virus.

Yesterday I became popups warnings of a troyaner,today every second I get a popup warning of the backdoor programm BDS/Agent.AAAT.1 reporting a file in C:/ which i already deleted by moving into garbage can and then emptying it...and another file called fxsteller.exe in C:/ windows which I can't even move because it reports that I don't have permission.I have full administrator rights though on my laptop.

Any help how I get this virus removed?

A:Dangerous BDS virus by msn messenger

Why is noone responding????It's really urgent cuz I need my computer for work and I have a bunch of programs I need to plan my moving to another I just can't restore my whole computer!

If any more information is needed tell me but don't say nothing!!!!!

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Hello i return once again to the masterminds of the TechSupportForum!

I've gotten into creating Chrome Extensions, using a software called (Extension Maker) from Extension Maker (Link probably safe, nothing on there though i have adblock on so i wouldn't notice)

Anyways when i upload my extension it says it requires (Your data on all websites) this makes me worried, i don't want people to get spied on etc. So i though i could give you guys the ZIP file containing the manifest, image and everything that makes the extension work, and see if you can help me figure out if it actually does anything bad?

The extension is a simple RSS feed from my Blogspot that updates the user when i post a new chrome theme.

Feel free to scan the fuu out of it before extracting it, though i scanned it with Malwarebytes and it didn't find anything :)

A:My Chrome Extension, is it dangerous?

Hello. This is a malware removal help forum, not a "test my extension" forum.

I've removed the link to your dropbox and edited the link to Extension Maker so that it's not hot. If you say "probably safe", I'm sorry but that's not good enough.

You may want to contact the folks at a site like StackOverflow
Stack Overflow


Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Also there is a Chromium developers discussion group

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I'd thought I'd draw everyone's attention to this TDS-3 Advisory.

A further reason to keep your virus/trojandefinitions updated if ever there was one.

And maybe even to invest in a good antitrojan.

TDS-3, BOClean, The Cleaner, AVG-Kaspersky, and Trojon Remover seem to be the only ones that are recognizing it at this moment.

Others will follow, no doubt.

Diamond Computer Systems Security Advisory

RELEASE DATE: Fri, 5th April 2002
RISING THREAT: Optix Pro Trojan

This advisory is being released to help raise the awareness of a new trojan that is set to become a widespread attack tool of the underground in a matter of weeks. Optix Pro poses a great threat to the security of users worldwide, and it is already being hailed by underground users and those in the trojan "scene" as one of the best trojans ever created.

Being a full-featured trojan, Optix Pro weighs in at 889,344 bytes before compression. This may be one factor that will slow the spread of this trojan. However, it will most likely be used after initial stealth infection by the small Optix Lite, a very popular "uploader trojan".

Optix Pro has all the features common in today's Remote Access Trojans, and many more. Highly praised by the underground are the screen capture and webcam capture which are very clear and fast. The first release of Optix Pro came just 2 days ago at the time of this writing, released on the night of Wedn... Read more

A:Dangerous new trojan on the loose

We've had a couple of early bouts with the Optix lite version here. It's a real nasty as it tends to fricassee most AV and firewall programs. Even Moosoft had trouble with it. The key is finding and deleting the Winstart.bat file it uses on startup. I'm not surprised it's becoming more popular.

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so pretty much I wanna know what temperatures should they be around. At least when I see it getting to some point I can clean it out. once it hits what ever temperatures would be dangerous.

Oh and also is it normal for the CPU randomly go form 1-4C to 30-32C?

A:What temperatures are average? What are the dangerous ones?

Hello, i can either move this to Internal hardware or I can delete this one anf keep th same one you have in General Chat.

would you prefer?

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Ok norton has detected a keylogger but couldn't delete it. I have heard that these things can run in stealth mode. I do transactions on this computer so i am very scared

I think this is the hijack this log. Please help, i don't think system restore will fix it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:44:37 AM, on 8/26/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\SysMonitor.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eMode\PCM\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 4200 Series\LXBMmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Vidalia\vidalia.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\DriveHQ\Dri... Read more

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I just ran across this information in Kim Komando's newsletter today:
Fujitsu Siemens is recalling batteries installed in its Amilo notebooks.
The batteries can overheat and possibly catch fire. Yikes!

Fujitsu Siemens recommends that the batteries be removed from the
notebooks, and that the notebooks be operated with AC power. It said it
had reports of only four incidents among the 250,000 batteries sold.

To check your battery, remove it from the notebook. Look at the label.
If it has a number ending in G1L1, it needs to be replaced.
You can get more information at:

Someone was complaining about his laptop overheating the other day -- hope he doesn't have this battery!

A:Dangerous laptop batteries

Lapfires sound painful! You'd think they would have tested the batteries before putting them into production, lol.

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Hi !
I did a scan with gmer that found this:
Library C:\Program (*** hidden *** ) @ C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cfp.exe [3812]
but since I did an update of Comodo, it doesn't find it anymore...

And a scan with AVG anti rootkit that found this:
Oddly, the end of the file changer afterwards, to become this:

I know removing a system file can be dangerous. Does somebody know what to do please?
Thank you for your help

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a new virus announced dangerous by CNN.

prevent your system from this virus.

for deatils

A:a new virus announced dangerous by CNN.

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Hello, I've written an article in which I explain How to Report Dangerous Websites. It's meant to show people how to report any dangerous site they run across in order to protect the maximum amount of people with the minimum amount of effort.

Please let me know what you think.


A:How to Report Dangerous Websites

Interesting. It seems ok, however I do have one question: No way to report to ESET or AVAST?

Despite ESET has its own webguard/shield type of module, I know they have blacklists on their own servers. As for AVAST I would believe its the same as ESET.

ESET is quite popular within the spanish speaking community (latin america, spain etc). Although this is also due to the fact that back in version 3 when the trial fixes of 2.7 didnt work, the users who made programs to look at specific sites for username/password were spanish speakers (similar programs like old school kaspersky key finder), although I highly doubt those still exist.

ESET itself in Spain is just as popular as Panda, despite not being spanish. You go to a PC shop or MediaMarkt or even Carrefour and you can get ESET deals more often than Kaspersky or BitDefender or even Norton (thats where I got my nice ESS deal when I bought some equipment etc)

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