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Virus? Arabic Text In Odd Places + ?oolsv.exe

Q: Virus? Arabic Text In Odd Places + ?oolsv.exe

Hi All I ve got a weird one here - different connected problems on one PC that have only emerged since a virus was removed - AVG is telling me I have a quot potentially unwanted application quot that goes by the name of oolsv exe Places In ?oolsv.exe Virus? Arabic Text Odd + only when I search the folder it s supposedly located in sys it s not there As an aside I also have arabic text on the short cut to the control panel in the start menu plus if I try and download any software from the web the quot save open cancel quot option box that appears is also all in arabic or might be cyrillic or whatever - all I know is I cant read it and it runs right to left rather than left to right Any help MUCH appreciated currently Virus? Arabic Text In Odd Places + ?oolsv.exe pulling hair out and getting a tad frustrated Dont be afraid to reply as though I were an idiot think it would fit the bill right now BTW - this is on win xp pro sp

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A: Virus? Arabic Text In Odd Places + ?oolsv.exe

Go to Start > Control Panels > Add/Remove Programs and uninstall the following programs if listed:PuritySCAN By OIN, OIN, OuterInfo or similar.Reboot and delete this folder if found:C:\Program Files\PurityScan\If you do not see any icon for "OIN" or "(program) by OIN" in Add/Remove Programs, please do this:Download and run the Purity Scan uninstaller.Alternate link for downloadGraphic instructions if needed.1. Save the Uninstaller to your desktop.2. Double click on the OiUninstaller.exe icon on your desktop.3. Click on "Run".4. Enter the four digit code that is displayed and click on "Uninstall".5. Click on "Ok" and reboot your computer.6. Then delete this folder if found:C:\Program Files\PurityScan\When done download and scan with Ewido Anti-Spyware v4.0 in "SAFE MODE".Print out the Ewido Install and Scan Instructions.
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A:Limited wifi acces at home, but not at other places

Hello maarten747 ,

As far as I can see from the ipconfig output your laptop doesn't seem to obtain IP address.
You could try configuring one manually to test this theory. Something like: IP address, Subnet mask:, Gateway:, DNS1:, DNS2: . Just keep in mind that the details listed here are just a guess as I'm not fully aware of the specifics of your home network and a static IP configuration for the wifi adapter is not a good idea actually, so once done testing change it back to obtain IP address automatically.

Also in what wireless operation mode is your DrayTek configured?
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A:No audio at all from computer/headset/microphone after having computer cleaned of virus

Go to your computer manufacturers website, go to the support/download/driver page.

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A:Computer will not boot (hangs, black screen, virus?)

I'm going to post this in a few different forum types because I don't know if this is hardware related or virus related..Hope this isn't a problem!Click to expand...

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Firstly Norton: No!
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Antivirus software is used to defend your computer from Virus, only. But many AntiVius softwares are extending their protection to Spyware/Trojans and more protection options.
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Basically I want my computer to be fully protected from everything and anything that could hurt it.Click to expand...

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A:No wireless networks were found in range, Virus Related

pawn3d said:

Hi, I have a Satellite that will cannot find any wireless networks, and I think it's virus related.

Opening Internet Explorer gives me a pop-up that reads:

I need to dl AVG, adaware & spybot, but I cannot connect, so I have to troubleshoot the network to get online. I went to to find a repair utility to maybe reinstall missing drivers or whatever the utilities do, but there were 42 downloads! :rolleyes:

Then someone told me to get the Ultimate Boot CD, but that has so many options, I'm scared I'll break the PC!

Any ideas?

Thanks!​Click to expand...

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Hi Kyuumichi and welcome to TechSpot

So it's seen in Bios OK
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Remove all the plugged in devices at rear of computer (except power and video) does it boot ? (this is just testing)

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vananh said:

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i only can understand in celsius =]

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A:need help with possible virus

go to THIS LINK and follow the instructions. be sure to change the name of 'hijack this', to 'analyse this' then place it in programme files within its own folder. scan then upload the log, and avg log as an attachment ,not a copy and paste please use the forum "security and the web'.
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insert your xp disc, install it as you usually would, and it will detect you already have a copy of windows installed and will want to know if you would like to run a repair install on it, say yes etc, and it will just replace the windows files & registry keys etc.

should hopefully work after that,
good luck ^^
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First thing I would do would be to be off the net then turn off/disable Norton and then see if Adobe will open and if so Norton maybe terminating Adobe.

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What Spyware remover have you got?
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Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

That is a valid function of cybersitter.
It can limit length of PC use,time spent on PC, it must have been set when
you installed cybersitter or even afterwards.
Maybe you have a teenage hacker on your hands trying to bypass it?
Was this the purpose for cybersitter?

I would uninstall cybersitter then re-install it.
You may have password trouble even to do this,
however I think on cybersitter web site they should have
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P.S. Got it!
Go here for password help cybersitter password reset

Thats a pretty cool program, works well.

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needed info?

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Go HERE and follow the instructions carefully.

Once you have done that, go HERE for instructions on how to post your Hijacktis log.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
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A:Virus + Network Problems

csrss - csrss.exe - Process Information
Process File: csrss or csrss.exe
Process Name: Client/Server Runtime Server Subsystem
Description: The Windows Client Server Runtime Subsystem handles Windows and Graphics Functions for all Subsystems
Common Errors: N/A
System Process: YesClick to expand...

You reference that service, why? It has nothing to do with Nimda.

Have you tried NAV's advanced settings, there is an option in there that does a heuristic scan, it can sometimes identify unknown infections and things not yet in the defs. It looks for things that are common to other virii or something like that. It can give false positives, but it can also identify things that would otherwise be missed. Just be careful using it because jscripts, vbscripts and word macros may be identified as virii even if they are not.
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This is normal, because the highest resolution a regular tv will do is 800x600, and generally 640x480. So it will always display text very very bad. Unelss you get a high definition tv that has the capabilities of doing 1024x768.

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:wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

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You may man have went farther. Then I would venture. I just delete them.
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I don't think there is any way of doing that. A trick that I've found useful in my efforts to learn a foreign language is to play the mp3 file in Apple's Quick Time Player (Free). You can alter the playback speed. There are several slow speed options. At the extreme it all sounds zombie like but things are much easier to follow.
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I have a video on my iPhone I made & would like to know how to put the words on it into text so I can email it?
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Clarification; I want to put the words in the video into text so I can copy/paste the text ONLY into an email. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
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