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

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

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

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

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

Is your computer not set to shut down automatically??

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i shut my pc down by pushing the button on the front. when i restarted it said windows was not shut down correctly, my options are 3 types of safe mode, and start normally.

i tried start normal and it did not start up. i tried one of the safe modes, and i tried to shut down the proper way, still nothing. as in not able to start up my pc.
it seems to start then the screen goes black and the blue power button on the monitor blinks on and off.
help please

A:vista shut down incorrectly

Have you tried resetting your bios? - Only do this if you a lot about hardware as it can permanently screw your PC up.

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

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

A:adw cleaner will harm my computer

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

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

A:Solved: Will this harm my computer?

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

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

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

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

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Sleep, stand by or hibernate?

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

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

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

A:Which one will do minimum harm to my computer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Google Says All Sites Will Harm My Computer

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

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

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

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

Thanks,

Chronk

A:Google - This site may harm your computer

Sorry,

I did not see the first post.

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

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

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

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

A:any harm of formatting a computer regularly

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

It souldn't harm the system performance

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

thnx
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

Thanks,
Jimmy

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

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

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

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

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

continue unprotected or get security software

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

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

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

please see the attachments as well

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

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

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

A:warning visiting this site may harm your computer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thats what bothered me. So I tried using what Anti-virus I had (Avast) but it c... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Good Luck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.

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

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

However it is gone for now

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

Thanks
 

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

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

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

Any clue how bad it really is?

Thanks,

Gilly68

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

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

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

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

Can you guys help?

Thanks
Tim

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

Never mind fellas... I fixed it myself!

Thanks anyways!!

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

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

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

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

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

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DDS (Ver_09-01-19.01) - NTFSx86
Run by admin at 10:14:58.43 on Sat 01/31/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.479.27 [GMT -5:00]

FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Google displays results with the warning message "this site may harm your computer"

http://securityblog.verizonbusiness.com/20...-google-search/The search engine giant Google was suffering from what appears to be a self-inflicted denial of service this morning.It is over and you should be ok. It you are still having problems, let us know and I'll put this log back into the HJT queue.

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We just started having this problem today at one of our computers at work, we run on Windows XP. Every time I navigate to a new web page (even here), I get a pop up warning:

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

Most likely causes:
The website contains exploits that can launch a malicious code on your computer
Suspicious network activity detected
There might be an active spyware running on your computer

What you can try:
Activate Antivirus 360 for secure Internet surfing (Recommended).
Check your computer for viruses and malware.
More information

Can you please help me get rid of this? I have tried to attach the 2 things that came up with the DDS

A:Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this website may harm your computer Antivirus 360 Malware

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 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 explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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So, bit of an odd problem... when I booted up yesterday and opened up the My Computer folder, I noticed that all of the file information (drive name, volume, etc.) was missing. I just had unlabeled thumbnails. This was in Thumbnail view; all other modes display everything just fine. I know what all of the icons are because I know their locations, but...

Any ideas?

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Hi,

I'm hopeing someone knows whats going on here and can help me out, I recently installed some programs PowerDVD and X2.

But after i installed them my DVD drive has been mysteriously replaced with 'E: Removable Disk' which is nice, but not correct and the new mystery Removable disc wont let me play DVDs justs says 'Please insert disc into drive E:'

So I uninstalled PowerDVD (which i suspect caused this problem) rebooted (checking that the drive was registering correctly with the Bios, it was) But still in my computer it says my DVD is a removable disk.

Anyone know whats going on here and how to fix it, got some movies in the mail, and would love to be able to watch them

Thanks a lot folks

-Joy
 

A:DVD drive incorrectly labeled in my computer

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I am building a website at sandymcintire.com powered by WordPress. The site works fine on Firefox and Google and on IE with the exception of my computer.  I have cleared caches and temp files, run anti-virus and adware, check all WP coding and report
the issue to IE with no response. The backside of WP site building works fine and shows the website correctly. It is only on my computer that the top page reads incorrectly for IE. I am running Windows 7 and IE 10 -- latest versions -- on my HP Pavilion.

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OK, I know a lot of people have had a problem with this one.
ANY site I go to redirects to this "Internet Explorer Warning" page and tells me to buy their software. Obviously, I wasn't born yesterday. No thanks.
Even getting to this site and trying to download Hijack This was extremely difficult.
But anyways, here's the log from the HJT scan.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:42:19 PM, on 5/31/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
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\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlbxcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sttray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.ex... Read more

A:"Internet Explorer Warning - visting this site may harm your computer"

Also, right after I posted this, every pages starts to redirect and then it pops up and instead of "Internet Explorer Warning...blah blah blah," I'm getting "Oops! This link appears to be broken!" with my Google Toolbar logo on the side and a list of suggestions to correct the site's URL.
 

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Sometimes when I enter an URL Google redirects me at first to a "safety" web page telling me that the following (original) webpage could harm
my computer.

How dont want such intructions by Google.

How can I trun them off forever (in IntExp 9)?

Peter

A:Disable prompt "this webpage can harm your computer"?

That is a safeguard against you becoming infected and pops up because the URL has been Black Listed.

A workaround is to find another download site for the program - if they are the sites that produce this alert - otherwise you will need to change your browsing habits or you will end up with serious problems and will require the services of TSF's expert security team.

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Dear TSG Forums, I'm wondering if someone could help me.

As of today I seem to have contracted some form of re-direct virus. I was googling for a live journal blog and when clicking a google result I was redirected to a page with the title 'Malware Warning'. The page then went on to read: 'Visiting this website may damage your computer!' it then advised me to return to my previous or visit StopBadware.org. I did neither and closed the page.

However, now it seem that whatever I search for with Google generates the same page including site well known to me such as Facebook and Hotmail.

Malwarebytes has found nothing and beyond this I'm stumped. I'm running Firefox, I've not tried using Google in IE as it just crashes on this computer. Other search engines seem to be working fine.

Any help would be really gratefully received! Thanks for reading.
My HJT logs looks like this...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:11:02, on 31/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.... Read more

A:"Web site may harm your computer!" - Possible Re-direct Virus?

Hello HaileyBailey,

Welcome to TSG,

Go to the link below to learn what StopBadware.org is. In particular you will see this line:
On January 31, 2009, all of Google's results (including google.com and stopbadware.org) were briefly flagged as malware for almost 40 minutes.Click to expand...

I think that is what happen to you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StopBadware.org

Now

I notice your Java is out of date, older versions are vunerable to attack.

Please download JavaRa to your desktop and unzip it to its own folder

Run JavaRa.exe, pick the language of your choice and click Select. Then click Remove Older Versions.
Accept any prompts.
Open JavaRa.exe again and select Search For Updates.
Select Update Using Sun Java's Website then click Search and click on the Open Webpage button. Download and install the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version for your computer.
It might be worth just having a look at things to check nothing is there.

Next

Please download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here.
It is important that is saved to your desktop.
Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.
Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)
So when you return please post
the two RSIT logs - log.txt and info.txt

Note: Unless otherwise instructed always post the logs in the forum. It is likel... Read more

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when I was browsing on my laptop today, I noticed that every search result I got from google carried with it a "this site may harm your computer" message...EVERY SINGLE ONE

even yahoo answers and trusted sites were blocked and prompted me to go to the site at my own risk

do I have a virus...?

thanks for the help guys
 

A:"this site may harm your computer"

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Hi,
I recently bought 2 Toshiba Satellite Pro L300D-138 laptops; one for me and one for my parents. I have been setting both of them up. They both came with Vista, and as Toshiba instructs, I made recovery discs, and then I downgraded to XP.
It appeared to go smoothly enough, but then when I shut down either computer, they would automatically restart. The only way to shut either down completely is to hold my finger down on the power button. What I have taken to doing is allowing it to shut down, then as I hear the fans re-activate, I then hold down the button and it shuts down properly.
At first I thought this was a Toshiba problem, so I checked their website, and I rang them a couple of times. They talked me through a couple of different options, and in 'Toshiba Modem' in the Device Manager, I unchecked a box that said 'restart on standby' or something...
This didn't solve the problem. I rang again, we did other things (sorry for lack of information, but as I now believe it is a Windows problem, I don't really think anything they said or did for me was of much help.)
Anyway, both computers still restarted when I shut them down, so I googled it, and on a Microsoft forum came up with: Right click on My Computer, go into Properties; click on Start up and failure, uncheck box that says 'automatic restart'. I don't claim to know much about computers, but I imagine the point of that little system is that when something is going wrong, the comp... Read more

A:Computer restarts on shut down OR blue screen- 'stop windows has shut down to protect' screen

Hi .Ati2mtag.sys is a video driver, installed for any system possessing an ATI video card/chip.http://www.file.net/process/ati2mtag.sys.htmlHaving possessed various ATI cards previously...I can attest that yours is a fairly common situation. I suspect that the driver has been somehow damaged and needs to be replaced by an undamaged version.What I would do is, once the system boots, remove the installed video drivers (using Device Manager)...then reboot and reinstall the drivers.How to update a Windows hardware driver - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-update-a-windows-hardware-driver/ The STOP0X0000007A noted in the error message...indicates that this is a hardware error. Component drivers are considered hardware, so I would try the uninstall/reinstall for the video drivers.As for shutdown problems...every version of Windows has those. Some have solutions, others are more obtuse. You might take a look at Troubleshoot XP Shutdown Problems (MS) - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308029 AND Troubleshooting Windows XP Shutdown Issues - http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm If you read through the links provided, you will see that the suggestions made by Toshiba personnel...followed a known, logical sequence.Louis

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I'm getting this same error: Multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys

My computer is stuck in a continuous reboot loop. It will not recognize the Windows XP CD.

I have set up the boot order in the BIOS to detect the CD-ROM drive first, then the hard drive, but it still does not see the CD.

Any suggestions?

A:[SOLVED] Can't get past &quot;You Computer was turned off incorrectly&quot;

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Clean the cd or try a different cd

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My computer has been working fine up until today. Last night i turned it off by just pressing the power button, instead of start, shutdown... etc.
Now when i turn it on it goes to the screen saying your computer has been turned off incorectly etc...

chose a mode to continue

safe mode
safe mode with command prompt
start with last settings that worked
start windows normally

the screen freezes when the last two are choosen
and in any of the safe mode start-up options it begins putting lines of text on the screen finishing with:
Muti(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys
The computer then freezes like that and will not continue.

I have already tried repairing my installation of Windows XP using the windows XP cd.

Also i tried checking and repairing my hard disk using: chkdsk /r

none of these things have made any difference...

can somebody please help me, or reccomend further steps to try?

A:Can't get past "You Computer was turned off incorrectly"

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Boot from the windows XP CD, press the "R" key in the setup in order to start the Recovery Console.
Select your windows XP installation from the list, and enter the administrator password. If not password was set just press Enter
Enter the command: "FIXMBR" (without the quotes) at the input prompt and confirm the next question with a "Y" (without the quotes). Use exit to restore the computer.

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Hello guys,

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

Your advice please.

A:Will it do any harm...?

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

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Hi friens....?

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

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

pls help me???

thank you

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

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

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

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

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

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

RELATED ISSUE: Browser security

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

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

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

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

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

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

follow advice here and post the logs those programs make
 

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

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

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

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

A:Harm to drive

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

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

Can anyone put my mind at rest?


Cheers
 

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

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

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

File urls removed to protect members - rigel

A:Can This Program Cause Harm To My Cpu?

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

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

A:is wowexec.exe harm process?

Quote:





Originally Posted by youngmuslm


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





Check it out here:

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

It maybe a virus or it maybe legit.

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

A:Will drives with different OS harm the motherboard?

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

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

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

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

Thanks.
 

A:Will this harm my SATA drive?

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

A:Can powder from pencils do harm to PCs

hi,

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

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

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

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

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

can anyone help :-( pleeeeeeeeeeease

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

and welcome to the Forum

You should find all the drivers here:

Samsung

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

Thanks in advance

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

Thanks,
-Dan
 

A:Does Mass Burning CDs harm the drive?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:any harm in doing a force power shutdown?

This has been discussed on here before just recently.

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

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

A:Any harm to hardware in soft-resesting

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

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

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My computer, beside just acting a little sluggish will not shut down using the normal windows shut down procedure OR by using task manager. I have to manually hold the power button down until it shuts down. I hope you can help.

Here is log from HJT analyzer after running updated versions of cleanup, adaware and S& D.
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Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 9/28/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Windows\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
O23 - Service: CA ISafe (CAISafe) - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:15:48 PM, on 10/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexar Media\USB Card Reader Driver v2.1g\Disk_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Ares Lite Edition\Ares.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Gary\Desktop\spyware\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Gary\Desktop\spyware\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Gary\Desktop\spyware\HijackThis.exe

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A:Computer will not shut off using Shut Down

Just moving this back up. I know you guys are busy...I'm just stumped.

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

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

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

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

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

My question is can this damage/harm the laptop?

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

Shoudnt be a problem on a healthy laptop.

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

Just let it resume and you wont have a problem.

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

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

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

A:Harm to battery if laptop left plugged in?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moving on...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

A:McAfee Continues to Harm WinPatrol Users

McAfee sucks again!!

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

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

My questions:

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

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

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

Thanks much,
Harold
 

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

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Hey TSF,

I was performing a system restore earlier when, while the process was occurring, I accidentally knocked the power out to my computer. Now when I turn on my computer it goes to the boot screen where I can choose a normal start up or a safe mode start up. Neither work as when I start it up, it just seems to get stuck at the green loading bar screen.

I also have the option to boot from my recovery disc. But after the "Loading Windows files" screen it goes to a black screen and nothing happens. I'm freaking out because I do a lot of work at my computer and can't get it to work (on my brother's computer at the moment). I also don't want to lose any important files on the computer. What can I do?

I have Vista Home Premium on SP2

Regards

A:Accidentally shut down computer during System Restore.. computer doesn't start up

Do you get any options with the Recovery Disc? If you do look for an option called Startup Repair and try that. It should replace the mbr and other essential boot files for you.

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Hi!
 
I posted this in other tech support forums, nobody seems to be able to help me there. Decided to try out this forum.
 
All of the info is here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/computer-randomly-shut-off-now-sound-doesnt-work-1028785.html#post6563153
 
To sum it up, my laptop randomly shut off one day (as if the battery was removed) and the sound stopped working when I started it back up. Someone said it overheated. The fan was faulty (worked... kinda), so I thought that might have been true, got it replaced. Computer shut off again in the same way about a week and a half or so later, but was only warm to the touch -- it's been much warmer before without shutting off.
 
Anyways since it shut off the first time, the sound stopped working, and the drivers for it have had yellow flags and the following message: "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"
 
Any attempt to delete and re-install the drivers has been unsuccessful so far.
 
Any help in solving this issue would be greatly appreciated!

A:Computer Randomly Shut Off, Now Computer Can't Bleep (Sound Doesn't Work)

Faulty fan...shutoffs from overheating...my personal opinion is that the system could have resulted in motherboard damage.
 
What did the person who replaced the fan...have to say about all this, subsequent to fan replacement?
 
Louis

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

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

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

Perhaps other forum members have a different opinion.

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

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

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

A:Russian antivirus firm faked malware to harm rivals

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

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I am considering setting IE 8 to delete the Temporary Internet Files everytime I close IE. I've read that deleting the Temporary Internet Files regularly, leads to severe fragmentation of the hard drive. Would the scheduling of Defragmenter to run on a regular basis solve the issue or will harm still be done to the hard drive?

What are the Temporary Internet Files anyway? Are they just to load webpages quicker? That's not much of an issue for me because my internet connection and computer are fast.

The reason I want to do it is because my favicons keep getting messed up and I've found the only way to organize them again is to delete the Temporary Internet Files - unless there is another way to keep favicons organised? I've tried storing them in a dedicated folder but that didn't work - they were shuffled around again.

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Does deleting the Temporary Internet Files harm the hard drive?

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I don't know if this is malware or so something gone wrong but everytime I shut down the computer I get a message that my computer is installing an update. Often it is installing two updates and it takes at a while to shut down; which is a problem late at night when I am waiting to go to bed.
Even when I have not been connected to this internet while using the computer I get the same message with some hard drive activity.
I have tried to turn off the auto update option but I still get this message.

Anyhelp in stopping this would be very welcome thanks.

A:Get computer is updating everytime I shut down computer

Hello,

Open Windows Update and select View update history

Maybe we can find what update is trying to install or failing.

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I want to ask if I rolled back to previous version of a device driver will this cause corruption or damage to the laptop as after I have updated to a recent version there seems to be some issues and I want to roll back

A:Can Roll back previous driver in device manager damage/harm/corrupt?

Hiyya Koolman first question is obviously why do you need to do this?

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Hi all, I built my sis a comp about 2 yrs ago and its been working great until just recently. When i go to start then shutdown it will act normally but will try to restart. Some times it will have alot of corruption on screen such as different colors and blocks and will need to be restarted manually. Then it will get stuck on a post screen saying an error about keyboard failure or none detected. The only way to get it to shutdown or boot up properly is to cut power either at surge protector switch or power supply switch. Once I start it up it will all work great and get into windows fine. I've tried a standard MS keyboard and a MS 4000 keyboard. I've tried plugging it through PS/2 and USB port(s). I've also tried a standard mouse and a razor mouse, also through PS/2 and USB ports. Also holding the power switch will also cause it to do the same, instead of shutting down it will try to restart and get stuck on post with the keyboard error. I also tried going to sys properties/ adv/ settings and unchecked auto restart on sys failure, it still does the same thing.

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A:Computer Won't Shut Down

test to see if it is the programs(not hardware) that is causing the problem

disconnect from internet
boot into safemode
run msconfig
record which startups are running for later use
disable all startsup
restart computer in normal mode
close computer in normal mode
(if it closes normally when startups are disables you can narrow your focus to them)
enable the startup of AV and those you really need

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Hi Tks for your reply on my last thread. the new ram worked with my computer.
Now my computer will not shut down. any help would be appreciated.

Tks Tony

A:computer will not shut down

Where does it stop at? Installed any new software recently? Also, what was going on with the ram issue?

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I have a Pavilion s3301f with Windows 7. It boot normally but after a few minutes it shut down (not crash). It will restart by itself in a few minutes, and then shut down again. I have reinstalled windows, replaced the memory, the CPU & Fan, and the hard drive. I also remove the power supply and clean it. The problem still there. The power supply and motherboard are not standard. Any help or sugestion will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Computer shut down

Spontaneous shutdowns are usually due to overheating or a failing or inadequate PSU. Since you have replaced the fan overheating is likely but cannot be discounted. You need to check operating temperatures, preferably from within the BIOS. It is hard to overtress the importance of a good quality PSU. They often cause problems they are not suspected of causing.

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I have been told that the computer is shuting itself off to protect it from overheating. i have to turn off the power at the wall before i can restart the PC. so my question is how do i stop it from over heating if this is why it is turning off?
If i need to buy something for it could you please tell me what im getting annoyed the PC is for work as well as leisure....someone please help!!!

A:Computer Shut Down

Have you opened up your system to make sure that all of your fans are operating? Are they full of dust? If so, cleaning out the dust can significantly help and will create more air flow inside your system.

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my computer shuts off when i try to watch a video online, such as utube, u could hear the fan kicking in and than it shuts off. anybody know what could it be????? thanks

A:my computer shut off by itself

Fan kicks in, then shuts down, probably overheating. Check your temps.
Clean out your computer., get rid of all that dust near the fan.
You can use speed fan to check temp
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
Whenever you download software, be aware of any notices that are given regarding other software that is included. They usually allow you to opt out if not wanted.

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When leaving my computer alone for awhile I will come back to find it has shut down on it's own. Any advice?Thanks a bunch, Uncle Dewey

A:Why does my computer shut down on it's own

The first thing to check is your Power Settings in Control Panel. See if you have the hard drive set to shut off after so many minutes. Check the setting that says turn off hard drive/ never.

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Have a Gateway E-4650 that is just over two years old with windows xp.
Wanted to install new memory.Used Blow Off duster to clean inside of case.
Installed two rdram chips to upgrade memory to 512.
When computer rebooted after memory install the os would not start and the computer would not shut off.I would have to pull the plug to make it go off.Start button would not work.Fan worked and start button was lit.
Pulled out new memory and it was the same way.
Did not have any probs before the memory install.
 

A:Computer does not shut off

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Computer will not shut down
My computer will not shut down restart, log off or do anything short of a cold shutdown.
It is damaging my computer every time I have to do a cold shutdown!
A process called logonui.exe may be preventing me from shutting down; for a split second when I attempt to shut down it jumps to the top of the processes list and then disappears.
these are the errors that I found in the event viewer system section:

Errors:
"the attempt to reboot YOUR-4F1261A8E5 failed"
"the attempt to power off YOUR-4F1261A8E5 failed"
"the device, \Device\Harddisk0\D, has a bad block."

System info:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 503 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 144836 MB, Free - 123885 MB; D: Total - 7773 MB, Free - 2204 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Guppy
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Please help!
-cardei

P.S. Let me know what info may be missing that you would need in order to help me!
 

A:Computer will not shut down! Please Help!!!

Better run chkdsk /r on your drives or get a test from the drive manufacturer. Your hard drive may be failing. Hopefully, you have a recent system backup.

Try HD Tune on the drive. Uncheck the box under Error Scan where it says "Qucck" so it will do a complete scan.
 

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I just got done building a computer but when I go to shutdown the screen shuts down but the computer fans and lights on the board continue to run. HELP>
It is an amd 64 3000+ on an epox board. It is the nforce 4 ultra board.
 

A:computer won't shut off

i not sure but it may be that you haven't enabled the auto shutdown feature. I have this same problem with an old p2 of mine. it works fine with windows 2000 but then on windows 98 it does exactly what your computer does. for me i just switch it off when the screen goes off... if not then i dono what to do unless enable the acpi feature. that might do the trick... :grinthumb
 

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I am puzzled by this. I decided to use a computer at an Elementary school I work at in Japan. I switched it on and then checked my email and surfed the web. I decided to shut down the computer after I finished. The next day a teacher says do not shut down the computer because last night teachers could not use the computer. Is this just a security reason once you shut down you can't use the computer again for that day? I always thought it was simply reenter the password and reconnect to the internet again to use the computer again. Cheers for any thoughts.
 

A:Computer shut down can't be used until next day!

HAHAHAHAH

man thats pretty bad..I wonder how much energy they use up, with out turning off the computer..would consume alot of energy id say...

now we know why japan is one of the most biggest contributers to green house gases lol
 

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I have a PCCHIPS M810 Motherboard in the machine.
All goes well when I install Windows XP Professional.
EXCEPT
On shut down ....Windows goes through the shut down process to a blank screen but the machine does not switch off.
Can anyone help, please.
Thanks
Bruno
 

A:Computer shut down

Please have a look at this page:
http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWebSit...load.aspx?CategoryID=1&MenuID=82&LanID=0&ln=1

There are a few M810 versions, please scroll down the page and choose your correct Version

Then proceed to confirm all "Drivers" are up to date
If you are confident enough, you could also update the BIOS (if you do decide on this, take note of all warnings regarding this)

Let us know how you go
 

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Hi ,I have a PIII computer which shut off suddenly by itself and tried to restart ,and half way scanning disk ,it shut off again and tried again still shut off as and when it like.
Can it be the power supply(480w dual fan) faulty,and can I would a old 250w power supply to test .
Thank you.
 

A:Computer shut off by itself

yea i wouldnt see why u couldnt use a 250 to test it unless ur using a very good graphics card which requires more power
 

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Thank you for your time.

Ok here is our problem. In the morning when we first turn our computer on we have problems. You turn it on and then it will go to the desktop page. We usually sign into Yahoo Messenger and check all of our other stuff. Before you can click the e-mail button the computer screen will go black. The whole computer shuts down and restarts. It will either do this a couple times or another thing. The other thing it does is it will freeze right as you get to the desktop. Once you get it started and going you don't have a problem with it for the rest of the day. It shut off yesterday at 9:36 am.

A:Computer Shut Down

Sounds abit like overheating problem. Take a look at Cleaning the Interior of your PC.

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I have Acer Aspire laptop 5560-Sb256 laptop with Windows 7 and lately when I go to shut it down, it gets hung up and the circle comes on...so I close the computer for the night...or whatever...later when I turn it on battery is worn down and I plug it in...Windows does not start normally but it starts...

I tried restoring it to an earlier time that did not fix it.

What might be causing this problem and how can I fix it? Help!!

A:Computer won't shut down normally

If you have the Windows 7 installation disc, try inserting it and attempting repair - it may help, it has helped me a lot of times.

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My comp began not shutting down properly a while ago when I had some malware affecting my computer. I've since had the malware problems worked out with help from the Virus forum, but the problem has persisted.

I was on MS service pack 2, but have since upgraded to 3.

When I try to shut down, the computer will seemingly do it, but then turn back on and remain in hibernation mode, i'm assuming. My monitor will be blank, but I can hear the tower still running. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Computer won't shut down

in the bios check APM and PNP are enabled

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