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Suggested CNET security update service

Q: Suggested CNET security update service

I ran across the following download at CNET's download.com:
http://download.com.com/3000-2094-8581683.html

It's called CNET Catch-Up. The purpose is to notify you when there are updates to software installed on your machine. It also catches ad-ware and shows security updates available.

In my brief glance at the security offerings, I can't say that it was necessarily complete. But I'm no security expert.

The free download has a 95% approval rating which is very high. Also, many people have dowloaded the file. Once you download and install, you have to go to the following URL to use it:
http://catchup.cnet.com/

One good thing is that you will likely discover programs installed on your machine that you completely forgot about. This happens because the system updates you of upgrades that are available. You can often then go into Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs then remove the programs you don't want.

But dont' go ahead with every upgrade blindly. If something is working fine for you and upgrading offers little advantage, stick with what you've got.

Cheers,
SquirrelNet

A: Suggested CNET security update service

Welcome to boards. Looks like some good software you found. I'll have to try it out at work today.

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Do you believe CNET is malicious? It hosts a few adwares and junkwares,that doesn't make it malicious though. Sometimes,CNET "accidentally" hosts a malware also some users complaint about malware over their forums -- I do believe CNET sometimes hosts malicious content,as well as keyloggers and trojans that have successfully bypassed CNET's security system.
 
It'd be really interesting to lurk around the "un-popular" area around CNET and see the result with my security tools as well as analyze the files with Ollydbg (my favorite de-bugging tool). I'll post the results (within next 42 hours)
 
CNET has hosted a few rogues before -- They were also Caught adding malware to a few softwares.
 
I'd love to hear other people's opinions about CNET,however,the BC developer himself disagrees that CNET is malicious.

A:Your opinions at the security of CNET

No, I do not think download.com is malicious. Accidentally hosting a malware speaks for itself. It is not deliberate. This has happened to many different sites including ours. The only thing you can do is learn from your mistakes them and make sure it does not happen again. Also many legitimate sites become hacked and distribute malware without their intention. This does not make the site malicious.It'd be really interesting to lurk around the "un-popular" area around CNET and see the result with my security tools as well as analyze the files with Ollydbg (my favorite de-bugging tool). I'll post the results (within next 42 hours)What is this un-popular area you are referring to? You mean their download section, which is anything but unpopular. I would probably use the opposite word to describe it.CNET has hosted a few rogues before -- They were also Caught adding malware to a few softwares.I do think their use of installers, which contains known tenacious adware, is a problem. What most people do not realize, though, is that a program developer can opt out of the use of these installers by contacting download.com. It is also possible that the developer chooses to use these installers so they then get a revenue share of the money made by the installer. With this information it is hard to say whose at fault for using these installers..Cnet or the developer? Regardless, CNET made a big mistake when they started wrapping everyone's programs automatically in the installer+adware w... Read more

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Can anyone who knows about networks, suggest a level of service for a veterans home, that has about 400-500 people in it, and of which 300 may be downloading from you tube at any given time..

Is a T1 line good enough or do we need a T3, or something better?
Thanks.
 

A:Solved: suggested service for veterans home ?

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

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

A:To all that use and have suggested Security Essentials

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

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

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I am having issues installing MS .NET FRAMEWORK 1.1 Service Pack1 Security Update for Win XP( KB 953297) The yellow shield indicates this new update is ready to install but every time i try to install this automatic update i get failure and error message code Ox643.I am not alone i am sure with this problem as i have accessed MS sites and many folks are experiencing same problem.MS own site for troubleshooting this issue has not solved my problem.I have also tried getting rid of flash.ocx and swflash.ocx and this still doesn;t work.Also tried, cranking in "Notepad C:/remove.bat" in RUN and entering both "NETSTOP WUAUSERV" and NETSTOPCryptSvc" and this also did not do the trick. Also had problem of finding this update in ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAM or the .NET FRAMEWORK 1.1 SERVICE PACK 1. It is not easy to identify in ADD or REMOVE.Does anyone know a fix for this issue?? The yellow shield continues to linger on my system tray telling me the install is ready. Would appreciate anyhelp with regard to this.I am contcated MS and am awaiting their response.

A:.Net Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 Security Update

The 'fix' seems to be to uninstall the 1.1, reboot, then reinstall it and then get the MS updates and apparently they go in smooth.

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I This past week there was a security update that will not install corectly on my system. Everyday i see that little yellow shield at the bottom but it never installs correctly. When it tries to install this is what i get:

(SL32.tmp- Common Language Runtime Debugging Services)
Apllication has generated an exception that could not be handled.
Process id=0xf98 (3992), Thread id=0xee8(3816)

Does anyone know what this junk means?
Since i run AVG 7.0 i ran a test and no virus, i ran Add-aware and spybot and system was clean so is this another Microsoft fopa?
 

A:XP service pack security update error!

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I am unable to load the above-mentioned update and get error code 0x737D. I gather it is because I need to load an update prior to the above-titled but I am unable to see how to resolve this and would be grateful for some advice in an easy to understand format (namely I am a little simple with regard to computers).

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I keep getting a message that this update is ready to install. I have installed it about 10 times, but after it is installed, I get the update icon and the same update is there ready to be installed. When I look at the installation history, it shows that it has been installed successfully.

HOW do I keep this update from showing up time after time?

Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB936181)

A:Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2

Did you resolved it? I have the same issue.

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Well i dont know what to do anymore, I've used all the conflicker removers, and still i cant open any security or microsoft website (symantec, MS, etc.).

I get error 1058 everytime i try to start windows update service (that is stopped right now)

Pinging symantec.com returns that it cannot find symantec.com host.

I'll pass Hijackthis and post the log soon..
 

A:Cannot start windows update service & all security web-pages not opening

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:34:58, on 15/07/2009
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16830)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpAgent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\Users\pc bahia\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\ProgramData\Macrovision\FLEXnet Connect\6\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\... Read more

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Hi -- Does anyone have any suggested optimal security settings for Win 7? For example, in Win XP under Computer Management there's a long list of Services that can be enabled/disabled (like Remote registry editor, etc etc) and similarly with the Security protocols.

I haven't done the install yet but I'm guessing there must be similar settings in Win 7 and am wondering if there's any guidance as to what these should be set to (I can guess things like remote registry editor should be turned off, if not all remote access). Thanks!

A:Requesting suggested optimal security settings

Take a look around in the tutorials and see if you find something that might help... http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/?filter[2]=Security%20System%20Toolsyou may need to copy and paste the entire url, since the link only caught part.

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

























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im not sure what the Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 is for but i downloaded it anyway, heres the link if anyone would like to check it out: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...cb-5e5d-48f5-b02b-20b602228de6&displaylang=en

and i downloaded the Security Update for Windows XP (KB912919), heres the link also: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...96-57ae-499e-b89b-215b7bb4d8e9&displaylang=en
 

A:Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1? and Security Update for Windows XP (KB912919)

IE SP1 is basically an overhaul of the IE system *guesses you have 2000 or below* updating it from IE 5 to IE 6, with all the included security additions and feature add-ons.
 

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I keep getting the icon for updates appearing at the bottom right hand corner of my screen. When i go into it and click to install it keeps saying it has installed succesfully but 2 minutes later it appears back with the exact same update. I looked in my update history and it said it has been succesfully stored 12 times. I recently downloaded the windows service pack3 but this update seems to be for service pack2 Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430) Is there anyway i can fix this? Many thanks

A:Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430)

Hello Brian1977

Try this and see if it helps

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Hi,

I cannot install this as I keep getting an error saying it cannot be installed. I don't necessarily want it, I just don't want the update to display anymore. Is this possible?

Do I need another update to replace it?

Thank you,
Lynne
 

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Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB936181)Download size: 5.4 MBYou may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.Update type: ImportantA security issue has been identified in Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.More information: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=88350Help and Support: http://support.microsoft.comThis I am finding to be a troublesome update as it just won't go away, nor does it install. It just wants to keeps updating. Is there anyway to resolve this issue. I have unchecked it nearly 30 times already but it won't leave my Vista alone. Any help is much appreciated thank you

A:Security Update For Microsoft Xml Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (kb936181)

OK I FINALLY GOT A SOLUTION FOR THOSE USING WINDOWS VISTA!!! TO STOP THE REPEAT REQUEST FOR "Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2"ALL I HAD TO DO IS HARASS HP TECHNICAL SUPPORT. LOL.READ THIS FIRST, IT IS RELATIVELY SIMPLE.FIRST : MAKE SURE YOU UNINSTALL THE UPDATE FROM YOUR PROGRAM FILESSECOND: GO TO MICROSOFT'S SITE AND GET THE UPDATE MANUALLY BUT DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT DIRECTLY! SAVE IT TO YOUR DESKTOP HERE IS THE SITE: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enTHIRD: ONCE IT IS ON YOUR DESKTOP, RIGHT-CLICK ON THE ICON AND THEN CLICK ON THE OPTION "RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR" THEN HIT "RUN" AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONSFOURTH: RESTART YOUR COMPUTERTHIS HAS FIXED IT FOR ME AFTER I HAD DOWNLOADED THIS UPDATE OVER 20 TIMES AND WAS STILL ASKED TO REINSTALL AND THEN GOT THE SAME ERROR MESSAGE YOU GOT.NOW IT IS ALL GOOD.JENNIFER : )

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Having issues updating Visual C++ also having issues installing a program/driver that it is required for...any ideas? also if more info needed just let me know (Sandra Report, etc, etc)

Thanks

A:Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistrib

Patch watch and advised updates from Susan Bradley Cleaning up after massive Patch Tuesday | Windows Secrets Lounge

You can also, get update info here http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../ms11-jun.mspx

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Was wondering if I could have the links to all the neat things that the forums have suggested in the past to keep our computers running tip top...

purer hater
I know enough to get into trouble but not enough to get outClick to expand...
 

A:need links to all the neat security things the forum has suggested

I am a lot newer here than you, so could you be a bit more specific about which links you might want....???....lol. I have a bunch of links saved in my Favorites folder, but surely you don't want all of them.
 

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Anyone here having probs trying to install this latest update from Microsoft?I'm running Winxp home sp2.The update just sits in my system tray and when i tries to install it it fails.Any answers on this one?
 

A:Solved: Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB928366)

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Hi 
We have an issue with this security update, as it keeps on failing to install in windows update.
I receive error code: 851A004A
What I have did was to manually install the the update from the MS site, and the machine shows it has been installed and when I ran updates again, windows updates picks this security update again even though its installed. 
I have removed SQL server 2012 developer edition  and all of its components, restarted the machine. Did windows updates and then installed SQL 2012 again and manualy installed KB3045321 and still after running windows updates, windows shows tries
to install this update. 
My company runs reports from WSUS regarding failed windows updates. This machine appears in the report even though its installed. I have tried hiding this update and still it appears in the report. 
I then built another machine, did windows updates, installed SQL server 2012 developer edition ran windows updates and again it fails to install the security update. It gives the same error message 851A004A. Again installed update manually and still
windows updates tries to install this update again. 
Any ideas ? 

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Hey Guys! I'm having some trouble with my automatic updates. The Windows update program keeps saying that I need to to install "Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB936181)." I cannot count how many times I have downloaded and installed this update. This isn't a major think, just a minor inconvience. It doesslow down my shut down time because it says there is a Update to install. Thanks in adavance for any help.

A:[SOLVED] Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB936181

Hi guysmiley !

Download the install file :
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
Then disconnect from the internet : if wired unplug the cable, if wireless right-click the wireless tray icon and click deactivate or turn the router off. Then disable your firewall and antivirus and try to install the file. Make sure you reenable your firewall and antivirus before you reconnect to the internet and tell us how that went.

If that didn't work install this other update for XML Core Services 4.0 SP2 first. According to this thread on the ms newsgroups it seems to work for most people.

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Hello, Windows Update keeps telling me that there is a an update ready to be installed. It reports that it has successfully been installed. I choose to install updates and then shut down. All goes well. When I get back to my desktop, the same update is continuously reported as being available.

Just look:



What is going on?

A:Stuck: Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430)

Have you tried uninstalling the update fron the installed updates window(not the update history window) and then letting it install again? See what happens.

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Hey Jason,
I am experiencing the crashing of Google Chrome, and a very slow computer. I was receiving false security warnings , but cleared it up with a run of Malware bytes. How do I use bleeping Computer to clean up my act?

A:Google chrome keeps crAshing, computer slow, RAN MALWARE BYTES AND GOT RID OF FALSE SECURITY WARNING. A friend suggested that I...

How do I use Creeping computers help? My computer is slow and google Chrome keeps crashing, shutting down my computer.

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hi there i am new to the forum so i hope i have posted correctly and in the right area, i am having trouble with my laptop everytime i shut down or boot up my laptop there are the same constant updates that windowns is wanting to perform but they fail every time .
Security update for windows 7 code (KB2758857)
Update for windows 7 (KB2726535)
Security updates for windows 7 (KB2790113)
Windows 7 service pack 1 (KB976932)
Also it came up with an update error code of 80244022
Scripted diagnostics native host has stopped working
please help me i am a wizz on the internet but sadly not when it comes to the technical side

A:windows service pack 1,security update for windows 7 fail updates

Try System Restore to before the problem began. This might force Updates to install correctly this time.

If not work through these steps:
Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Forums
System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008

If these don't help check the System File integrity: SFC /SCANNOW Command

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I am running windows 7 home and using security essential. but yesterday i found my security essentials not working and showing red alarm. When i take the pointer to show it ............ the program close and the security
center service disabled........ and i went to see the security center service to run it and make it automatically run this message appear to me " Windows could not start the security center service on local computer.
Error 1058: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it"
And i removed security Essentials and tried to run the security center service ......but the problem still exists the service runs only 2 minutes and disabled again.
Please help QUICKLY ................ because i am working without
ANTI-VIRUS      

A:Security Center service for Windows 7 cannot start & Security Essentials not working

Hi,
 
The Security Center service cannot be started due to virus destruction.
 
Have you tried the repair for Windows? If not, you can go to following SkyDrive to load the registry and import it to check the result.
 
http://cid-9fb18a384ebfc662.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Documents/wscsvc%5E564%5E6.zip
 
Before importing it, please back up the following registry key first. Just find the key and right click it, choose export and save to desktop.
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc]
 
After importing the correct registry, please go to services Windows to check if Security Center starts properly.
 
Best Regards,
NikiPlease remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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Problems:While googling it redirects me to sites - "http://directagain.net/in.php?source=7777&q=&suid=1101&rnd=3xz%2B1mgzFz9AZ7RtJ0%2Bx2w%3D%3D"and"http://www.ihavenet.com/?search=&n=1355828587"(there are some more redirections, but at the moment these are the most frequent)After copying "http://www.ihavenet.com/" from address bar or search bar it pastes "google.com" (I'm using Firefox atm).Bigger problems:Microsoft Security Essentials starts only for the moment on the boot-up and after that is gone.I can't turn on Windows Security Center Service.I tried:Starting WSCS from services.msc and setting it to "Automatic (Delayed)" and after restarting PC..same.Reinstalling MSE didn't work.I used CCleaner. And please tell me is cleanpcguide.com valid site?Did the scan with AdwCleaner and deleted all the threats.Did the scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and deleted all the threats.Did the scan with TDSSKiller and deleted all the threats.I've made "Windows Defender Offline" Bootable USB and did the scan. It only found keygen that I've never used. Deleted it.I did a little "house cleaning" (nice, yeah) but the problem is still there!If someone have an idea what's the problem, please help. Thanks in advance.Sorry for this big post, and I appreciate for you time.

A:Can't turn on Windows Security Center Service, Microsoft Security Essentials is also off

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hello friend..

I cannot update windows 10 to anniversary update. Every time I check for update, this came out

"We couldn't connect to the update service. We'll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn't work, make sure you're connected to the Internet."

I am connected to internet, Mozilla firefox is ok, utorrent is ok, everything is fine except windows update.
I have try disable the firewall, turn off windows defender, disable antivirus, none of it work.
I downloaded windows10 update assistant, did not work.
I don't know what is blocking windows update form connecting to internet.

Any suggestion? or perhaps solution.

Thank You.

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Today June 19 2012 I received this.Did anyone get this also?After Microsoft's service had been cracked by Flame, my trust in Microsoft has dropped to zero.So I would need confirmation if anyone else had thisupdate today (19 June 2012).The interesting thing is, mostly it gives a link forthe update to read more info about a certain update.But here today is no description whatsoever.edit: I should mention the odd thing about this is, I lookedinto my update settings and it was set to automatically installand update windows. So it should have downloaded this and installed.So why the difference?It makes me feel uneasy, to say the least.Advise pleaseThank You

A:Urgent - Windows 7 Update Service Update June 19 2012

I called Microsoft just now.
They established a remote session directly to my PC.
After verification that my OS is legit etc. they had a look at this.

They recommend that I reinstall Windows from one of their ISO images
and not from the HP recovery partition.

The guy said he wouldn't trust that update as there is the information link
missing.

I only can do what he says, downloading that 3 GB ISO and burn the DVD
and reinstall Windows.

So, if you get the SAME looking update, my advise is as his.
Don't install that update.

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I upgraded a laptops prefectly operating 160 gig HD to a new 1 Ter HD using
Ghost 11 ... have done this for other laptops before without incident.

This time all seems to be well, until I go to windows update to confirm the
windows installation is completely up to date and this is the problem.

(note: i am also not allowed to view the update history, no matter how long
i wait all i get is a blank white page)

When I click on "Check For Updates" a dialoge box comes up .....

Windows Update

Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the
service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.

... of course i've tried that ..... and a few other fixes too ... looked for spyware
re registered DLL's ... all no go ... please
HELP !

also, if I put the drive that was the source for the clone, the 160 back in .. updates are no problem at all.

A:Windows Update service not running, can not update after HD upgrade

Welcome
Rather unique problem you have, but lets try this.
Go to the computer icon on the desktop Right click
Properties
Now look at the lower right. Do you see the Microsoft Emblem.
Maybe, you are not correctly validated and have to validate with the key number.

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I've never heard of this program before, but someone posted in alt.comp.anti-virus newsgroup asking what this was.
Poster thinks his kid may have installed this application on his PC. Theres a Red shield with an X in it in system tray.
Its prompting him to let it update his security files. I've told him not to let it do anything until I can find out what it is.

A quick search reveals a "Security Live Protect 5.9" is available for download at various Cracks and Wares sites online.
Can't seem to find any information through legitimate software download sites on it.

A:"security Live Protect 5.9" Prompting User To Update Security Files

Nevermind -- I found out what it is. Looks like it could be some sort of product similar to Spywareblaster, with scanning capabilities. http://live-protect.com

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Using AVG Free Edition 8.0 - CNET Reviews

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Recently downloaded a free app from Cnet - which was to me always reliable but this item came loaded with tons a really bad Malware and w/o my permission put in extensions to Chrome which caused it to crash many times. So anyone have such probs with Cnet, and is there a really reliable download site??
 

A:problem with Cnet

I don't use Cnet myself, but I have read lots of comments about the 'wrappers' (unwanted toolbars and similar 'extras') that are included in its downloads.

FileHippo is a useful source of software; http://www.filehippo.com/ which, as far as I am aware, is free of extras.
 

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I used CNET for years to download  all sorts of programs but now when I try to download one it moves me to download.com (it says powered by CNET) and that site tries to download and install five different malwares, misdirections ,and unwanted browser add ons that change my homepage and search engine. What happened to them and is there a safe alternative download site ?

A:CNET and malware?

If you're savvy enough you can still download from CNET. I tread very carefully when dealing with them and have had no problems. However, I rarely find anything there worth downloading anymore.
 
As far as alternatives, it depends on what you're looking for....
 
Definitely AVOID Softpedia and Softonics- Much worse than CNET when it comes to malware add-ons.

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I have several Iobit products on my PCs. When an update becomes available they do not come directly from Iobit but from CNET. I have two questions about this:
Why would they provide their updates through a third party and not directly from their own Web site?
Is CNET, the third party used by Iobit, a safe Web site? I have a recollection of being told, as an incidental matter, about something else I posted about telling me CNET was an unsafe Web site.

 

A:Is Cnet Safe?

CNET isn't 'unsafe', but it has a proprietary installer for some software that will download/install PUPs.

I use SUMo.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/sumo.html
The program allows you to select the download from various file hosting sites including MajorGeeks.
 

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Hi! I tried to download from CNET Registry Easy but my NOD antivirus deleted it saying it was some 'adware RegistryGreat application'. Could u advice pl. It was a free download so maybe there was some virus in it. However CNET recommends this software. Do advice with some feedback. Thank you! Attack
 

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I've run test like I go into cnet and download whatever and place it in a folder on my desktop and I see the download in there for about a second and then it just disappers. I run the search to see and it doesn't appear anywhere.
 

A:cnet and download whatever

Make a folder on your C drive, call it Downloads, or whatever you like, then save all your downloads to that directory. See if they stick around now.
 

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Hi everyone

I have downloaded programs from CNET in the past and never had a problem. Tonight I tried to download something called MP3myMP3, a program which allows me to capture audio running thorugh my sound card. I linked to the CNET download page from this page

http://www.mp3mymp3.com/

and got sent here

http://www.download.com/Mp3-My-Mp3-...-Mp3MyMp3R&subj=dl&tag=button&cdlPid=10396920

However, just a minute ago, while preparing this post, I searched CNET for the program and got a slightly different looking page

http://www.download.com/Mp3-My-Mp3-Recorder/3000-2140_4-10369269.html?cdlPid=10396920

(The differences in the two addresses are not showing up when I preview this post because long url's are compacted in some way).

I am not sure if this is related to what follows

The download proceeded as usual and then I was prompted to run what usually turn out to be the installer.

I got a window saying something about 'launching setup'. Normally I do not get this particular pop up box after doing a CNET download - the program's installer just starts up. Anyhow, I clicked okay, and the hourglass popped up indicating that the computer was working... and then nothing. The box disappeared and no install procedure started.

I searched my computer for the downloaded files but I can't find them anywhere. No icons appeared in either the Start menu or on the desktop.

Can anyone tell me if I should be concerned? I am not in the habit of down... Read more

A:Where is my CNET download?

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Hello All,

i'm working on a pc currently, and have run into a big issue while trying to fix another, and i have just noticed this pc has not been updated since it was purchased.

I have tried running windows updates but receive the error message
"windows cannot update the service is currently not running you may need to reboot your pc"

i rebooted with no change then i went into services.msc and attempted to restart the services for update but there are no update services in there (?)

i ran the windows update located on these forums that reset's the update history as well as the services with no change

i have ran anything i could find on the support site for microsoft for windows update, the trouble shooter turned up nothing.

i have also attempted ot add the wuau.adm template but there is none to be found..


basically how it looks to me currently is as if windows update is not installed/located on this computer anywhere

as well all thefixes are saying update is working
and yes i have turned automatic update off and then on again



any help would be much appreciated


thank you

A:Windows cannot update no update service

Open Windows Update
Click on Change Settings
Select 'Never Update...'
Click OK
exit Windows Update
Now open Windows update again
Click on Change Settings
Select 'Update automatically'
Click OK
exit Windows Update
Open Windows Update, and do a manual Check for Updates.

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Hi. I don't know what has happened but my pc is running strangely recently. For example, I can't install the visual c redistributable (vcredist.exe), or directx 9.0c, and some games don't work which did a while ago - now they crash to the desktop. I haven't got a restore which fixes the problem. It is all a bit strange.
I've got windows 7 64 bit on a Dell vostro - i7 860, 4g ram etc.
I've tried microsoft security essentials, all manner of spyware removers including spyware search & destroy to no avail.
What should be the next step in investigating this?
Thanks for any help!

A:can't install visual c redistributable, or directx 9.0c, can't update - security update for visual c++, system update...

Microsoft Windows 7 already has DirectX 11, so installing version 9 will always fail and is useless. It also has VC++ redistributable 2005 and 2008. The latest version which is not included on Windows 7 is VC++ 2010 redistributables which you should install (but very few games are designed in VC++ 2010 today). When games fail, they create a crash report or log. You should go through them and try to find the possible cause. What message do games show when crashing?Check Event Viewer to find the possible cause of crashing of a game.

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I don't know how many time I have downloaded this update , but after it downloads and installs it tells me that an update is avilable and it's always the same one. I've even restarted the computer after it downloads and updates but after computer restarts it ask to update it again.

Just wondering if anyone else has this issue?
Or how I can fix it without shutting the reminder for it off.
TKS
Vera

Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2003 (KB956500)

Download size: 2.7 MB

Update type: Important

A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified document is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.
 

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Hi everybody

I get windows update error code 2 on installing Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 on Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 x64 (KB2978128)
I have also some other errors installing Internet Explorer 11.

I have used "sfc /scannow" command but it didn't find any integrity violations. the CBS log is attached.

I have also used SUR and the log file can be found attached to this post.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Windows update error code 2 on installing security update .NETF 4.52

Not as bad as I thought from the file size of the CheckSUR log...


Code:
Summary:
Seconds executed: 626
Found 40 errors
CSI Manifest All Zeros Total count: 40
Unavailable repair files:
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-ieshims_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.20916_none_ae6c710c2475d6dd.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-ieshims_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.16798_none_c5578c400ab73d40.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-scripting-jscript9_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.20916_none_ab08cdc647ee4ac0.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-extcompat_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.20916_none_a38eed1960d6da24.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-i..ersandsecurityzones_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.16798_none_32ad7426474825c0.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-ratings_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.16798_none_455c9a9ecd397534.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ieinstal_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.16798_none_66663569022097ee.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-extcompat_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.16798_none_ba7a084d47184087.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-js-debuggeride_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.16798_none_b8c293a66f3311dc.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-runtimeutilities_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.20916_none_ae82eb7016c1044d.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-lowreg_31bf3856ad364e35_10.2.9200.20916_none_0f2b73186e1... Read more

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I'm having no luck installing KB2977629 (Cumulative Security Update IE11). I repeatedly get the error 8007371B.

SURT installs with no errors. SFC /SCANNOW runs with no errors. I am uploading the requested screenshots and ZIP file.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you!!!!

PS- well, I WAS uploading. My screencaptures upload great, but my CBS.zip fails with "Server error 500".
My zip file is 9.6mb-- over the 8mb limit. What can I delete from the directory to get under the 8mb limit?


Attachment 333111
Attachment 333112

A:Update Error Code 80073712-Cumulative Security Update IE11, Win 7(64)

I've found a way to get the CBS zip uploaded. I divided it into 4 parts. All of the CBS folder's files are included. Sorry I didn't see this earlier.


Attachment 333122
Attachment 333123
Attachment 333124
Attachment 333121

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I just discovered this problem when Myrti and I were working on some other problems on my computer. I noted that I'd gotten an 'update failed' several times lately. It said 'Some updates could not be installed. The following updates were not installed. MS.NetFramework 1.1 Service Pack 1 Security Update for windows 2000, XP, Vista, 2008, Windows7 and Windows Server 2008R2 (KB953297).' The error code was 0X64C.

I checked back in my logs and found that my computer has been attempting this update since October 2009!

When I tried manually at the Microsoft site, it said I needed to upload ActiveXControl, which I did. It still couldn't successfully update that security.

I have the log. Would you like for me to attach? I just did it a few days ago.

Thanks,
Sue Ellen

A:Microsoft Wndows Update has been attempting a security update since last fall~Unsuccessfully!

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enDownload, manually install.http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums...3e-00bb56e82798, follow the suggestions given by PA Bear, ignore comments by others.Louis

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Hi,

Can any one tell me which CMS is used by free software directories like Cnet,tucows.com, http://www.brothersoft.com, Downloads | ZDNet etc.
I want to launch free directory like any of the above, so I am looking for Free CMS that is functional like other directories.

I am thankful to you.

 

A:Which CMS is used by software directoires like Cnet?

sites of that magnitude use their own purpose built cms
 

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Check it out.http://www.download.com/8301-2007_4-101702...g=2547-1_3-0-20

A:Bleeping Computer on CNet

They attribute it to this article also (also has a link to BC): http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2009/...ony-reviews.ars

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No matter what browser I use here's what I get:



The wierd thing is that, the other PC on my home network is ok!

Please help me!
 

A:What's wrong with thw CNet network on my PC?

Firewall?
Do you run a firewall on this PC, if you do maybe the settings are set to block HTML graphics or something like it. Thats my guess.
 

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Since downloading some software from Cnet.com earlier in the week (which I always thoughts was safe but now I know better) I've had a lot of trouble with popups, floating adverts, redirects, etc when browsing with Firefox.

Below is the log from DDS and the others are attached in zip form.

Any help getting the laptop back to normal would be greatly appreciated


B


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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by User at 13:26:28 on 2014-05-15
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2039.817 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe... Read more

A:Popups after downloading from cnet.com

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

If you haven't already, please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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Please uninstall the following via Start->(or Computer)->Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs if it still exists:

AtuZi<<Please read this

Please delete the following Folder if it still exists:

C:\Program Files\AtuZi

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Please uninstall the following via Start->(or Computer)->Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs if they still exist:

RrSavings
RrFilter<<Please read this

Please delete the following Folder if it still exists:

C:\Program Files\RrSavings

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Please download AdwCleaner from here and save it to your desktop.Do NOT click the green 'Download' button(if visible).
Click the blue 'Download now @bleepingcomputer' button.
Run AdwCleaner and select Scan
Once the Scan is done, select Clean
Once done it will ask to reboot, please allow the reboot.
On reboot, a log will be produced. It can also be found at C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S#].tx... Read more

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And I keep getting redirected to a bogus Microsoft Update page.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox and then cleaning the registry with Free Windows Reg Cleaner and Glary Utilities but the reinstall is affected by the hijack as well.

Also, Hi Jack This doesn't seem to take notice of Firefox.

Any advice appreciated.

A:I.I.COM.COM - Can't Access CNET Downloads

Hello and welcome to TSF.

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




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

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

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

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Some time ago I stopped trusting downloads.cnet.com because of the first 3 programs I downloaded from them, two of them triggered alerts from ESET Antivirus when I launched the installers. More recently I decided to try them again as a last resort, and ESET blocked the last 3 downloads I attempted, including IrfanView and the Nero InfoTool. I downloaded IrfanView directly from the IrfanView site and the Nero InfoTool from Lenovo, and I've had no problems with either program. I exchanged a few e-mails with Mr. Skiljan at IrfanView, and he insists that he can't find any problem with the cnet site, and the problem must be with ESET. The McAfee TrustedSource site and the Malware Domain List site have no indication of anything wrong with the cnet site. I'm not quite certain which information to trust, so before I contact the appropriate site(s) to suggest data base changes, is there some other way to verify the information or misinformation I've been getting? (Sorry about posting so many questions lately, but I've encountered more than the usual number of issues lately.

A:Question About downloads.cnet.com

When in doubt go to the software makers site and download software from there and not CNET.

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Hi all,

I have this old PCI-LAN (Davicom 9102AF chipset based) that has been served me well in XP. But I realised that it doesn't have any vista/7 supported driver in the wild. Just want to know is there anyone able/still using this LAN card with W7 ?

P/S: I knew LAN card is very cheap, just want to try my luck not to waste money.

A:Cnet Pro200WL driver for W7 64 ?

Hi ghost, welcome to the forums & sorry for the late reply.

You may want to try THIS

The latest OS supported is XP so you will need to install the drivers with XP compatability (right-click setup -> properties -> compatability)

If that does not work then i'm all out of ideas




OS

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Heres my problem:
I have recently installed norton internet security 2005 as well as the firefox browser, but im not sure whether or not they are causing the problems.
When i open up internet explorer or firefox and navigate to www.cnet.com, The images and frames do not load. This is the only website (that i know of) that is completely affected, however many have a few images that fail. Anyway, i get the classic broken link icon, and when i try to view the images in a seperate window, firefox tells me "The connection was refused when trying to access i.i.com.com", and internet explorer gives me the "page cannot be displayed." I am confused because i have searched through all the options in Norton, including adblock and firewalls, that would affect this, and I even tried completely disabling the security, but it still does not work. I know that its not the site because everyone else can access it fine. I have installed spybot in the past, but i have tryied a few of the registry removers and still the problem persists. Any help would be great, thanks.

Also, im running a PC with Windows XP, service pack 2, Internet explorer v.6 SP2, firefox v. 1, Norton Internet Security 2005.

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Today I was removing some viruses because I was infected and two of the trojans were the cnet installer so I did some reserch and came across this: http://hightechreality.com/2011/08/cnet-downloadcoms-installer-install-malware/ I'm very shocked and I may never trust cnet again

A:Cnet bundled with viruses

After speaking with firemaster1337, I tested this and found that their new downloaded contains offers for toolbars and other programs that can be considered adware. If you state that you do not want to install these, it will not install, but will in fact download these offers to your %Temp% folder regardless.

Crappy programming for not cleaning up the temp files after and even crappier offers to be putting in their downloads. This, in my opinion is just download.com looking to make more money by using the afterdownload.com service. Still I would not go as far as stating that the CNET downloader is installing viruses or trojans, when in fact nothing malicious is installed on your computer.

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A year ago I used CNET Catchup a lot, it was a great tool, would scan your computer for all the .exe's, and .dll's, etc..

It would then list them on the website, and then you had the option to continue and check for updates, it would then show you your current version, and the new version that was available for download (if a new version was available), then a few months later, CNET Catchup shut down, and I have been searching for a program that has these capabilities ever since.

Anybody know an alternative? Thanks in advance
 

A:Anybody know of a CNET Catchup Alternative?

There used to be Cybermedia's Oil Change (taken over by Network Associates/McAfee) but I don't think it is still available.

Also, Norton used to have a Web updater program, can't remember the name.

On Cnet you can still subscribe (free) to a weekly newsletter which sends you a list of available updates.

Don't know of any other prograns at the moment but this should get you started.

PS: just found this (older) piece of info:
http://www.infinisource.com/features/performance.html
 

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Hey all,
<BR>
Just interested in some second opinions here, have any of you
tried Cacthup from Cnet and if so what do you think?<br><br>
Is it concidered Spy Ware?
Do you think it is usefull?

<BR>
Cnet Catchup, for those of you who don't know, scans your system
finds your progarms and what version they are and then will run
a scan to see witch of them needs to be updated, then gives you
a list of the programs and whether or not there are updateded
versions, and gives you a link to where you can get the updates.
<br>check it out here
 

A:Cnet catchup your opinion

mischiefschild,

It is not spyware.

CatchUp is part of Norton Web update service or it replaced it you may say.

http://nortonweb.cnet.com/nortonweb/nw/support/support.html
 

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Has anyone been to www.cnet.com? They have redesigned their website with some new under the hood things and the scrolling is very slow and sluggish:

(Using IE 8, have not tried Firefox 3.5 on the site.)

www.cnet.com

Jack
 

A:CNet.com is Slow and Sluggish

Just tried it. Seemed to load just fine. It did say "done but with errors on the page"
Scrolling was good. Nothing sluggish. I'm using IE7.

Any differences with it today?
 

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I downloaded an app from CNET, and ended up getting a toolbar that's taken over my browser instead. Can someone please help me remove it?

Description of issue: After downloading my app, I noticed that my browser had been modified: the landing page was AVG Secure Search runs instead (with a "Powered by Yahoo" search window). I modified my browser settings, switching my default page back to Google.com, and setting my search engine to Google. But now I'm wondering if anything else piggy-backed in, as well. Can you help me make sure nothing "tagged along" with the video editing app I downloaded / installed?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-5550M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 19 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3293 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8550G, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 688708 MB, Free - 123279 MB; D: Total - 25555 MB, Free - 2573 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1984
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
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A:Downloaded an app from Cnet, got a toolbar instead

UPDATE:

I found and removed two apps that were installed without my knowledge:

AVG PC Tuneup 2014
AVG Security Toolbar

They seemed to have been removed completely.
 

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This update always hangs as 62%  I tried 4+ times.  I've waited multiple hours.  It never finishes.  I have to force a power off.  Is this a known issue?  Is there a way to always skip this one update?  Details of the
update follow:
Security Update for Microsoft OneNote 2010 (KB3114885) 32-Bit Edition

Download size: 8.2 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft OneNote 2010 32-Bit Edition that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.

More information: 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3114885

Help and Support: 
http://support.microsoft.com/?LN=en-us

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Thanks in Advance for helping me. Computer runs slow. Unable to access windows update, avast antivirus update or windows defender. Windows update gives a sever reset message. Malwarebytes which usually is good enough shows nothing. Again, thanks in advance. Here are the log files.RodDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Owner at 17:01:13.15 on Mon 07/05/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1279.643 [GMT -4:00]AV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINNT\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\WINNT\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exeC:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exeC:\Program Files\PhoneTools\... Read more

A:Unable to access windows update and other security update sites

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

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I cannot get to Windows Update, or update Microsoft Security Essentials Virus and Spyware Definitions. Windows UpdateError number: 0x80070424] The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem.MSEError Code: 0x80070424Error Description: Security Essentials couldn't install the definition updates. Please try again later. I used one of your topics to remove Internet XP Security 2011 the other day. I reinstalled IE and reset the IE default settings I got IE to stop doing browser redirects on Google searches.Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware says I'm clean. RKill finds no processes to be stopped.OSWindows XP ProfessionalThank you in advance for your consideration.

A:Failure: Update Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Update

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C... Read more

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Hello! For about the past two years I've been having troubles with Windows Update, and it's pretty much stopped checking for updates and updating in general. I didn't think much of it, but now I feel like it's affecting MSE.
 
Recently I had an issue with updating it, so I had to uninstall it via the Microsoft Support website because I couldn't uninstall it normally. But when I triy to reinstall it, it gets to about the point where it seems like it's installing, and then it stops and says there was an error with the installation. I've tried just about every suggestion and troubleshooting that the Microsoft website offers me, but nothing seems to be working.
 
I've ran Malware Bytes, Windows Defender, TDSSKiller, and even Microsoft Security Scanner; nothing detects any malware or spyware, so I'm getting the feeling that something might be corrupted! I made another post more in depth about it here, but I feel like I might not get any good help.
 
If anyone has any suggestions or solutions, I'd really appreciate it!!

A:Can't reinstall Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Update won't update

Hi,
 
Check the Windows System files integrity
 
open the Command Prompt as Administrator (Tutorial)
type the following command and press Enter:
sfc /scannow
Note: This may take some time to finish.if it doesn't say "No integrity violations found" them do this:
In the command prompt window, type or Copy & Paste the following:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"

Close the command prompt.
Attach to your post the sfcdetails.txt file that was just placed on your Desktop
You can safely delete the sfcdetails.txt file afterwards if you like
 
 

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/atta...1&d=1286676697

Is there a reason why i cant download this update.

A:cant download update for Security Update for Windows Vista (KB978601)?

check the update history and tell which update it is :)

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In Windows Update
1 imp. update is ava. - Security Update for Micro Works 9 (KB2431831)
1 opt. update is ava.
Click ?Install updates? button
Creating a restore point?. Than STOPS!
Get a pop up window from Microsoft Works
The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available.
Insert the ?Microsoft Works? disk and click OK.
**** I don?t have a ?Microsoft Works? disk. The only disk I have when I purchased the Dell / PC is an Operating System / Reinstallation DVD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
I have backups that I made when I first got it, but I don?t want to get that tech and take the chance and screwing up my PC.
What can I do to fix this or stop that window from popping up?
Thanks, Scotty13

A:Wont Update - Security Update for Micro Works 9 (KB2431831)

I did that, same error

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Hello,

Recently Microsoft has been trying to update my software with a security update

{Security Update for Microsoft Office XP (KB921596)}

Unfortunately something is going wrong and I am told that Microsoft was unable to update the security update.

At the moment when I switch off my PC, the turn off button is showing the multicoloured shield next to it (meaning it will update before switching off)

I think it is trying to update the same security update as above.

The situation has been like this for maybe a fortnight now.

Please could you help me to sort the situation out.

Many thanks

Regards Richard Milner.

PS, My security software (Kaspersky Internet Security 2009) has been flashing up a message about Key logging… (what ever that is) whenever I click on & open up my media playing program InterVideo WinDVD 5….. Could this have anything to do with the aforementioned Microsoft Security update ?
 

A:won't install update - Security Update for Microsoft Office XP (KB921596)

I have the same problem and still no answers???
 

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G'day,

I'm having some trouble installing the above update. I've run the MrFixIt utility, but still get an error trying to install this update. Can someone recommend a solution to try?

This is an Asus X54C netbook running a clean install of Windows 7 Professional x64 OEM.

Regards,
Golden


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-HMV43-4VJP4-2XPD2
Windows Product Key Hash: ICzuR8ZBq92sVgVzcSnQ5UM+L3Y=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9315604-53606
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {D0A14F7A-EDF0-4626-917B-15BC07081EB5}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr ... Read more

A:Security Update (KB2709715) - Failed to Update, Code 8020000E

Solved by downloading and manually installing from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=30103

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Hello,

Recently Microsoft has been trying to update my software with a security update

{Security Update for Microsoft Office XP (KB921596)}

Unfortunately something is going wrong and I am told that Microsoft was unable to update the security update.

At the moment when I switch off my PC, the turn off button is showing the multicoloured shield next to it (meaning it will update before switching off)

I think it is trying to update the same security update as above.

The situation has been like this for maybe a fortnight now.

Please could you help me to sort the situation out.

Many thanks

Regards Richard Milner.

PS, My security software (Kaspersky Internet Security 2009) has been flashing up a message about Key logging? (what ever that is) whenever I click on & open up my media playing program InterVideo WinDVD 5?.. Could this have anything to do with the aforementioned Microsoft Security update ?

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Today it was an attempt to update Microsoft Security Essentials. Error code 80070005. Aaaaarrrggghhh

A:Update error 8007005 with microsoft security essentials update

Bardos mate are you the only user ie the administrator? see this windows update error 80070005 < typical of a few Google hits.

This thread too might have been better in the Updates section too mate as therein lie the members who are most likely to help out. But no matter I am sure someone will eventually see it that knows more than I do.

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Im pretty sure i am not infectedEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:download.cnet.com crashes firefox

Does it crash other web browsers? IE, Google, Opera?

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I have emptied the cache, everything. Nothing will set CNET back to normal. It was fine for a bit and then it began to look like this constantly.

Any advice?

A:[SOLVED] CNET Display Issue

nobody can answer such a simple problem? c'mon, this is a big deal for me and i know the answer is going to be very simple.

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Although I am using Comodo, I thought others might find this useful.

ZoneAlarm, outbound guardian (video) | The Download Blog - Download.com

A:Zone Alarm Cnet Review

i'll give it a try i currently use pc tools firewall plus but um up to try something new and this looks good.

people try this it might be good

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No hating on CNet (they're usually pretty good), but when I posted something about this issue and someone replied back to do something and then post what happened, I did so and have yet to get a reply. Ick! I thought CNet was one of the better people to go to for issues.

Anyway, the issue itself as I posted it on CNet ( http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6122_10...39906&messageID=2440341&viewMode=flat#2440341 ):





I recently bought a Asus A8V-VM Socket 939 Motherboard (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-detailsInactive.asp?Sku=A455-2136) (about a month or so ago) and then even more recently got me a Aspire X-Infinity case (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811144076) to put all of this in (the AMD Athlon 64 processor (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103023), two memory sticks, a Sound Blaster sound card, two Maxor HDDs, two DVD disc drives (one just a DVD Rom, the other a DVD Burner)). I had plugged everything in several times, trying different orientations and what not, making sure everything is in right, but nothing will turn on except the mobo LED light on the board. I am not sure if it's the power supply or something not plugged in right (there are two extra cables that aren't plugged in, one that according to the instructions I shouldn't have to plug in and the other is a male connector to something in which the directions give no heed about whatsoever). I assume the mobo... Read more

A:Help! Comp won't start and cnet didn't help much!

I'm with you brother*

First* I bought that mobo (motherboard) and all my hardware and an Aspire case too, except at newegg. I did not have 2 hd's and that much stuff. I had a much better experience getting mine going but still had snaggs. ie... I didn't have all the front case wires plugged correctly. I exhausted myself to no end with my 1st build and it was for my 16 son.
I asked around for a week and found a lone-guy puter shop in a town next to mine who took me right in, reconnected everything, gave me his own ide cables and setup the bios for 50.00 freaking bucks!

Get some sleep, find someone reputable in your area , call explain like I did about for your son, etc... and get some prices. If the guy is as good as mine was, he explained what "i did wrong" and you will learn from it. 1st time is the hardest, I swear once it gets cranking you'll be building another asap.
Just food for thought, i was on a time-table though and had to get it done by xmas!

The simple standard is- take the mobo out and place on top of it's cardboard box.
put in one stick of ram, attach the cpu & heatsink/fan
plug in the monitor / mouse
plug in the psu
say ten hail mary's << just kidding.
turn on
start there if you please, I couldn't anymore and let the ego- go and brought to that guy* "" JUST MY OPINION""
 

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I downloaded this - http://download.cnet.com/Freemake-Video-Downloader/3000-2071_4-75218130.html

And it is not opening.... Please help, its seems like a minor issue..

A:The installer from download.cnet.com will not open

I don't trust CNET, to much bloatware there. Try this link;
 
http://www.freemake.com/downloads/

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Get your free copy of AOMEI Backupper Pro | Software Deals - CNET Download.com

Free License Code of AOMEI Backupper Pro 2.0.1 for Download.com Users

Valid until August 5th

A Guy

A:AOMEI Backupper Pro 2.0.1 Giveaway (CNET)

I'm not even going to tick on that CNET site but thanks for the information A Guy.

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Merry Christmas Everyone and Happy New Year!

It's been quite a while since I've been on this site. Been busy.

I do have a question, but first I'm going to rant. I apologize for this and that I'm not sure where to post this, so I'm doing it here.

I used to use CNET to look for different software, but now they try and include some crappy d/l thing everytime, unless you can manage to find your way around it. Now when I'm looking for new software, I'll check out CNET to maybe find it and get the review, BUT I'll DOWNLOAD IT FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE and NOT CNET!

CNET's "add-on" is full of garbage, spyware or whatever and you have to spend time removing the darn thing off the pc. I no longer trust ANYTHING off their site and recommend it to NO ONE! Also, their check box system on the left to refine the search doesn't give you enough time to check off more than one box at a time before it starts searching and starts clogging the system. And there is no comment or contact info to let them know their site is beginning to suck, so they obviously are not interested in anyone's comments or suggestions, so their site can rot as far as I care.

That's my rant!.... And now here's my question:

Can anyone suggest similar sites to that of CNET that gives reviews on the software, but where the downloads are CLEAN! Not "we'll give you faster d/l, but it'll cost ya!" or "Here! Try this spyware on... Read more

A:Solved: Want to find other d/l sites besides CNET!

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Hello friends,
This past weekend (Sat: 3/15, I believe-- perhaps Sunday), I was gearing up to wrap-up grading and work for Spring Break. I enjoy taking many breaks when I grade, and was attempting to download a version of WinRar-- unfortunately, the version of WinRar I downloaded was from CNET, which has a Trojan attached to it. Even if it does not-- this was somehow the catalyst for me receiving a Trojan on my laptop along with SpyWare.
I spent most of the day fixing the problem. The trojan was associated with a program called Search Agnet, I think-- I cannot remember right now. I will update details that I remember on this matter. I successfully removed the trojan and the spyware after several hours of stress. But I am unsure if I fixed the problem completely.
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So today as I came in, my laptop showed the BSOD and gave me the Kernel_Data_Inpage_Error message.
It did give me a memory dump file. This happened a second time and gave me another memory dump file. How can I upload the memory dump files to this message-- it won't let me upload them? I have the laptop in Safe Mode and it is functioning correctly. How can I fix this error?
Cheers,
Jesse J. R. Jennings

A:BSOD: Due to CNET download of WinRar

Hello Jesse, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by afterwards to further help.

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Just to be checking I did this.
Went to Cnet and checked download HWMonitor Pro.
Read the agreement and their is a lot of new unwanted goodies in the agreement. I don't know whethrer Cnet put them there or HWMonitor put them there. I checked except and went on with the download and install. Then up jumped Microsoft Security Estentials and stopped something. (Win/Price Gong) Then I removed it.
Next was Malwarebytes Anti Malware Pro and it found 7 (PuP.Inof Atoms) I removed them all.
Next was Super Anti Spyware, the free one and it found 6 tracking cookies and I removed them.
I noticed I have a new browser search bare in all my browsers.
MJXI DJ Toolbar. What a little sweet heart.
I run AdwCleaner and it removed all the entries.and their was a gazillion of them.
I'm I done; no way.
I installed and ran Eset Online Scanner after updating. Just on the C drive. I will do the other drives later. Eset Online Scanner found two (Win32/Downloader Admin.G Apps) I removed them.
I will be doing scans on my other drives next.
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Now folks my computer did not have all these things until the download from Cnet of HWMonitor Pro. I haven't even installed HWMonitor Pro yet. I have right clicked and scanned it with MSE and MAM Pro and it comes up clean. Makes me think all the little unwanted goodies came from Cnet.
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I did this test because Britton 30 had mentioned a few time in other post that the new method of getting junk from download was coming from USER AGRE... Read more

A:Okay I tested a Cnet download (results)

It sounds like this is getting worse for the user, not better.
I quit using/trusting that site a long time ago because of this problem.
An old article about this:
Download.com wraps downloads in bloatware, lies about motivations | ExtremeTech

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What is CNET Download Manager ?
It has a symbol at bottom of computer that says Kontiki?

If it is bad = how do I get rid of it ?
 

A:What is CNET Download Manager ? (Kontiki )?

It's a download manager like many others(Download accelerator,Get Right,etc.). If I remember correctly I have heard some good things about the program, as far as it doing what it suppossed to. The main reason one would need or want one is because IE does not resume downloads. So, if you are on a dial up service and get disconnected after downloading only part of the file you will have to redownload the whole thing again. If getting disconnected is not an issue download managers are pretty much redundant.
 

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Good evening all,

I am really losing the will to live concerning the Globasearch / babylon.xml malware. I recently installed a few items from www.downloads.com and stupidly didn't unselect an option that ended up installing a babylon plugin to Firefox.

I've been liaising with the Malware support forums, but they prematurely shut the issue as marked as complete. I've spoken to the admin about getting the thread opened again, but nothing as yet. Find the details here:

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=120971&st=40&gopid=642356&

Today I installed Code Blocks so that I can start learning C++ and I updated iTunes. On launching Chrome the globasearch malware was back.

I am happy to donate/buy a beer to anyone who can permanent resolve this issue. The idea of backing up 1TB of data and reinstalling windows really isn't my idea of fun!

Thanks in advance to anyone who can assist.

A:Globasearch malware from CNET - babylon.xml

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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I just got a new computer and want to install free AV software. I already use Avast on my desktop but want to try AVIRA. The only problem is when I try to down it, I am taken to a Cnet sit that wants to install a Cnet Tech Tracker on my computer. I don't think I want that addition.

Actually, I tried to download AVG, AVAST, and AVIRA and all three took me to the same location, same conditions. Is it mandatory for these free programs to have Cnet sitting on my hard drive watching my software?

A:Free AV Software All Download from Cnet?

Did you try this Avira link?

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I have Vista 32 bit, and my PC was working fine until I downloaded the same virus twice. I was unsure what had caused it the first time as I was downloading numerous things, but I only realised what it was after trying to re-download one of the programmes a second time after the first virus. (http://download.cnet.com/Corel-VideoStudio-Pro/3000-13631_4-10029706.html)

The First Time:

I downloaded the virus, and I got the Blue Screen of Death, the PC automatically restarted, and when it did, I realised Norton Internet Security had become disabled, and was saying my PC was under threat, so I went to safe mode, restored a day or two back and then scanned with Norton - there weren't any problems. My PC was then running normally, but a little slower. I downloaded Advanced SystemCare and Malwarebytes.

The Second Time:

I downloaded the virus again, and I got the Blue Screen of Death, the PC automatically restarted, I went to Safe Mode, and restored it to a few hours back, I think. I had downloaded Advanced SystemCare and Malwarebytes prior to the second time, so I used all these 3 in Safe Mode. There were no apparent problems, but then I noticed many files in (C:) called Unknown Folder_____(Random numbers) ? there were literally hundreds of those folders, and they kept taking up more and more space in my (C:) until the point there was no memory left. I could not delete any of the files, so I ran malwarebytes which notified me of around 30-40 infections, which it quarantined an... Read more

A:Virus From Corel Video Pro(Cnet)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at BleepingComputer.com, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/logreply/415367 <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

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I found some questionable files this week that had been downloaded by my son. I have since spent a great deal of time trying to scan and clean the computer. Each malware/spyware/anti-virus scanner has had varying levels of success.

It seems that the bulk of my issues have been resolved but I am still unable to install the following update from Microsoft: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2719177)

Each time I try to update it, it aborts and gives me an error code (80073712), that is not showing up in any google searches or searches of microsoft's site.

Additionally, every time I shutdown or restart the computer it shows that new updates are being installed.

I am using Windows 7 home premium 64-bit.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to install security update from Windows Update

I never got a reply here but for anyone having the same trouble I had I was able to resolve my issue by doing a "Repair Install".

I found the directions from another forum after I was able to find the root cause of the problem in c:\windows\IE9_main.log. Specifically this is what my log file said:
00:00.359: Started: 2012/07/21 (Y/M/D) 14:27:48.562 (local)
00:00.375: Time Format in this log: MM:ss.mmm (minutes:seconds.milliseconds)
00:00.562: Command line: "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\Install\WU-IE9-Windows7-x64.exe" /WU-SILENT
00:00.671: INFO: Setup installer for Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
00:00.718: INFO: Previous version of Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17824
00:00.905: INFO: Checking if iexplore.exe's current version is between 9.0.6001.0...
00:00.936: INFO: ...and 9.1.0.0...
00:00.967: INFO: Maximum version on which to run IEAK branding is: 9.1.0.0...
00:01.014: INFO: iexplore.exe version check success. Install can proceed.
00:01.045: INFO: Trying to extract ID: 7006 (0) as "IE9-neutral.Extracted.cab"
00:05.023: INFO: Trying to extract ID: 5006 (0) as "IE9-support.cab"
00:06.584: INFO: Operating System: Windows Workstation: 6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
00:07.067: INFO: Windows 7 operating system detected.
00:07.192: INFO: Service pack major: 1
00:07.332: INFO: Service pack minor: 0
00:07.473: INFO: Service pack name: Service Pack 1
00:19... Read more

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Hello,

I have a Win2K SP4 (all Critical Updates) laptop that has a weird quirk I noticed recently. I have installed the Security Update KB819696 (Unchecked Buffer in DirectX Could Enable System Compromise) a few times, but it never asks to reboot when finished and will always show up as a critical update even when I have manually rebooted the laptop.

Any idea on what could be causing this and how to solve it? Recently there has been some problems with malware/spyware/adware (which is cleaned) and perhaps something in the registry was corrupted or deleted as a result. Other than that, everything seems to work fine. Thanks for your help.
 

A:Security Update KB819696 in Windows Update even after installing it.

I've had that happen on more than one occasion. MS eventually fixed the problem but your case may be due to other factors.

Here's what Doug Knox offers:

Usage: Download xp_hotfix_prompt.vbs and save it to your hard drive. Double click the VBS file you downloaded and you'll be prompted to enter the KBxxxxxx or Qxxxxxx number of the Hotfix. No checking is done to see if the Hotfix is actually installed on your system, so its your responsibility to ensure that it is.

Note: I cannot guarantee that this will work for ALL HOTFIXES. Using the tools at my disposal, I have determined how the majority of checking is done for the presence of a particular hotfix. This mechanism may not be the same for all Hotfixes and could change at any time.

This page last updated 09/07/2003 11:29
All material © Doug Knox

Download.
 

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I have been having an issue installing an update in Windows Update for a while.
The update I am having issues with is:
 
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 on Windows XP, Windows Vista,     and Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2833941)
Download size: 15.3 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Important
A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=296794
Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com
 
Every time I try to install it it gives me this error:
 
   Code 643   Windows Update encountered an unknown error.
 
In event viewer it tells me this:
 

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System


 

 


-

Provider


 

 

 

[ Name]

Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateClient

 

 

 

[ Guid]

{945a8954-c147-4acd-923f-40c45405a658}



 

 

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A:Windows Update Failed - Security update for .NET framework

Try the Fix it at Microsoft Support.

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Hello, I previously has Norton on my computer with an expired subscription. A Norton pop up kept appearing, the scan wouldnt run and my laptop kept turning itself off. I uninstalled Norton and the problem with turning off has resolved. I then downloaded Microsoft Security Essentials to use as my virus scanner. It installed OK but would not update. I posted this problem on another forum here: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msestart/thread/84452f5d-bde2-46d9-afbe-4c2a582a4e3b and after following the instructions it started working. However when following those steps I noticed my Windows Update will not update, and hasnt done since May! If I click on update the green bar moves but never gets anywhere, ive left it for 15min+ and it just keeps saying its checking for update. Now Security Essentials is doing the same as before, getting halfway through updating and stopping, and when I go to close it its says its not responsing, as does windows updater.

On the last forum it was suggested there may be underlying issues and after googling my problem I came across this forum which I am now going to use from now on. I dont know anything about computers and have no idea how to go about investigating this myself so any help at all is greatly appreciated. Thanks very much for taking the time to read this.

DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Rea at 11:29:30.95 on 24/11/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18904 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Microsoft? Windows Vista? ... Read more

A:Windows Update and Microsoft Security Essentials will not update

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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Update - 9/8/15

Fixed by reinstalling Windows fresh (Again).

I think the problem was caused by installing Windows linked with my Microsoft account and then switching that to a local user. My Microsoft account was registered for the insider program so perhaps I was receiving the fast updates and switching to a local account put me on slow updates which got Windows Update muddled in the confusion.

Original Post

Windows Update appears to be stuck/broken. It displays this loading animation even when left alone for an entire day (See screenshot). All the other panels such as Windows Defender will display their available options, it is only Windows Update that will not show.

This is a clean install of Windows 10 Home.

I have made some alterations to the service configuration, disabling what I had been advised as unnecessary services. I have reverted as many of those changes as I could remember but it is a possibility that one of those changes caused this.

Background Intelligent Transfer service is "Running" and set to "Automatic (Delayed Start)".
Windows Update service is "Running" and set to "Manual (Trigger Start)".

8 Aug 15 - Edit: I have cross referenced services with another computer with an unaltered fresh install of Windows 10 Home. No difference in service configuration was found.

Internet connectivity is stable. Network profile is "Public". No alterations have been made to the default network configuration.

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A:Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update - does not load

Hi wadlip,

I have done exactly the same fixes as you - to no avail. Nothing works. I am surprised by a lack of response by Microsoft. In addition to not being able to update, i cannot update the definitions for Windows Defender. This issue has definitely something to do with BITS.
If i stumble over the solution, i'll post here. I have all night to find the fix

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Hello, everyone!

So a little background first...

My dad's PC was loading up Windows (black screen), so I pop out the hard drive and do an error check and virus scan on my computer. Everything turned out OK, put the hard drive back in and Windows starts up.

Now, however, even though the internet connection is fine, I'm getting timeouts when trying to go to Windows Update or when updating Security Essentials. Strangely enough, I tried installing other anti-virus programs and experienced connection issues.

I also ran the drive through Malware Bytes and came up clean, so I'm not really sure where to go from here. My dad has some older software that he'd like to keep but doesn't have the original disks to reinstall, so a format would be a last resort.

Any help or suggestions are appreciated!!

A:Windows Update & MS Security Essentials Update timeouts

Are you saying that you cannot connect to Windows Update?

If not....what is the exact error message?

<<My dad's PC was loading up Windows (black screen)...>>

Are you saying that it would not boot completely...and that it halted at a black screen with blinking cursor in upper left hand corner?

What happens if you try to connect to www.microsoft.com?

Louis

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Hello,
My friend asked me to clean his computer. I really didn't know what I was getting myself into. Seems he has never had any kind of virus protection. It is loaded up. I hijacked the logfile and it is posted below. Any help would be appreciated.
soleryder

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:11:16 PM, on 4/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
D:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrJD31s.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
D:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
D:\WINDOWS\dllisp.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\System32\idleserv.exe
D:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
D:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Adobe Acrobat Reader\Reader\reader_sl.exe
D:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
D:\Documents and Settings\Nemil\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=D:\WINDOWS\System32\userinit.exe,D:\WINDOWS\NT\nrcs.exe
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - D:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
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What operating system are you using?
It might be well, to d/l save to a file an anti virus, firewall, and some anti/malware,spyware programs there are many free ones.. Then when you are off line, go to control panel, programs, and uninstall the pc security service if it is listed.
reboot the computer, then install the saved programs, one at a time with a reboot between each install.
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