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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 192.168.1.128, Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0, Gateway: 192.168.1.1, DNS1: 192.168.1.1, DNS2: 8.8.8.8 . 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?
Do you have any other wireless devices that are connecting to the same DrayTek ?
When you connect your laptop with ethernet cable, is the ethernet cable connected to the same DrayTek or a different device?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/limited-wifi-acces-at-home-but-not-at-other-places.205603/
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I tried 2 new keyboards and still acting weird.

Lastly. I Reformat my PC twice and the virus that modified my keyboard was still there.

Help me. Thank you.
 

A:Virus for Keyboard?

I doubt it was a virus, it sounds more like an incorrect setting in your keyboard settings.
What Operating System are you using & the name/model# of your keyboard. The more info you have, the easier it'll be to fix it.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/virus-for-keyboard.204191/
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A:No sound caused by a Virus/Program?

Broni, from the Virus and Malware Removal forum doesn't think it is malware related.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/no-sound-caused-by-a-virus-program.203961/
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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.

Select which operating system you have.

Go to the audio section, and download the file , run the EXE, restart your machine and sound should work.

It's probably a driver issue..
 

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A:Multiple programs are stopping to work, also, I don't appear to have had or ever have a virus.

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A:Keyboard not displaying text

Name of laptop, OS, & any more info would sure be helpful.
 

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A:Need to get into hard disk, but risk picking up a virus

Well, go into Windows and set your antivirus to automatically scan external drives. Make sure you turn off the external drive via a power button or just the power plug. Keep the USB in the PC, and then power on the external drive. The antivirus should automatically scan it.
 

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Download Malwarebytes: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4716-malwarebytes-anti-malware.html and run a full scan. Tell me the results and post the scan log. This will determine if your PC has an infection.

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A:Printer started printing cryptic text

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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...

Please do not post the same problem in more than one forum. As you have already posted in the Virus and Malware forum I'm closing this thread.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/computer-will-not-boot-hangs-black-screen-virus.182024/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/virus-on-pen-drive-making-it-write-protected.176425/
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A:Cannon MP530 printer won't print images, only text

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A:New video card and fuzzy text!

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bandwidth-problems-or-virus.146142/
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A:CD/DVD drive problem. Just completed cleaning laptop from virus with TechSpot help

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A:How to save mobile text message to PC?

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http://reviews.cnet.com/1991-11400_7-6416968-8.html

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A:PC problem (virus, not sure)?

Yes, reinstall Windows, and be sure to download and install all the Microsoft Updates after the OS install is complete. If you have trouble installing Windows, you could have a hardware problem with the power supply, memory or the hard drive itself.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pc-problem-virus-not-sure.134722/
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A:Horrible virus disabled my sound but works on ubuntu?

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A:Flickering/text shaking on new samsung 2233sw monitor

I suppose I'd spring for a DVI cable as a matter of course. It will look better, (assuming everything is working correctly) with the Digital connection

But, I'd really try your monitor on another computer ASAP. >>>(read this as first)<< In case it needs to be RMAed.

It seem's logical to eliminate that first.

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bad cable.

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I say quick help please for obvious reasons!

Im not fully protected


Webroot Spy Sweeper:
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AVG 8.5:
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Kaspersky:
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DUDE?!!??!

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A:None of my anti-virus will update

Are you able to get on-line normally and view webpages?
 

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A:External HD not working but I can see it in some places

Read: Troubleshoot: Windows Won't Recognize USB Hard Drive / Fix Unassigned Drive Letter
 

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A:Cursor skips to another portion of text when typing

From: http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache...ousepad+while+typing&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=ca

'TOUCHPAD and MOUSE POINTER ? TO CUSTOMIZE
Right click Desktop to open Personalize
Go to: BUTTONS
BUTTON CONFIGURATION
Select: Right Handed or Left Handed
DOUBLE CLICK SPEED: I set the slider to the slowest setting ( if too fast, double clicks won?t open files)
Click Lock: Select this if you want it
POINTER OPTIONS:
MOTION:
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TOUCH SENSITIVITY:
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A:"b" key Stuck or Virus?

while certainly there have been keypress viri it is not likely. I think you just need to replace the keyboard.

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A:Virus-Infested Hard Drive Swap

I'm not sure if this is the easiest way, but you could disconnect all your existing hdd, and only connect your sisters infected drive. Then boot your system from any Linux Live-cd (like Ubuntu), and format the disk from there. Your hdd's would be safe. If you need a guide on how to format a disk in Linux you could try http://www.ehow.com/how_1000631_hard-drive-linux.html.
 

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If you are trying to reinstall Windows, using the OEM cdrom should do the trick and wipe the hard drive clean. If you have identified the name of the virus, you could try looking for additional information online or in a virus database affiliated with the anti-virus program you are using.
 

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A:Virus Protection Novice Needs help

Firstly Norton: No!
Norton Antivirus works well, but when (and I say when!) it corrupts it usually takes Windows with it!

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.
The new AVG Free Antivirus is an excellent example of this





Basically I want my computer to be fully protected from everything and anything that could hurt it.Click to expand...

Basically not possible

Yes you can get the Best AntiVirus product, and have it fully updated and running resident protection (live protection on Saving, Moving files; Email etc) But this is how it actually works (Note many users find this next part hard to understand)

-> A user, fully protected with the best most up to date Antivirus (or Spyware/Trojan/Malware/Rootkit and more) is Not protected from any new Virus (or malware) that has just been released.
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Therefore, anyone can still get a Virus, whilst having the best updated AntiVirus protection in the world.

To avoid this issue, most users employ a good Firewall
Firewall programs can either be bundled in a new Internet Security software, or they can be bought (there are many excellent free ones too) seperately.
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So now you require a good AntiVirus product and a good firewall.

But the Spyware (and all other Malware) programs (including the ones inside Internet Security software) Do Not protect you from all of these nasties.
I know, I know!
Presently not one Spyware product anywhere, does not protect any user from every issue.
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So now what do you use? - Many Spyware programs all running at the same time! and a good firewall, that you have to decide on what's ok! And an AntiVirus software that doesn't pick up the absolute latest virus! ?

Here's what you do:

Get a good free Antivirus and Firewall and a few different Spyware programs (why pay?) and run scans regularly (especially after new updates are released - Note: this regularly can be once a month, corporates usually do this at least once a week, and most do it never!)

Or do as most do, and worry only when a Virus or Spyware is found (of course make regular backups of your important data)

You are not protected
 

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A:Lost internet connection in 2003 after virus

Article ID : 811259
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259
 

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System Error!
Your system is infected with dangerous virus!
Note: Strongly Recommend to install antispyware program to clean your system and avoid total crash of your computer!Click to expand...

I need to dl AVG, adaware & spybot, but I cannot connect, so I have to troubleshoot the network to get online. I went to Toshiba.com 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!​
 

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 Toshiba.com 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...

First off, the pop-up is probably spyware advertising it self. If you get the pop up, then the Satellite is
a. either already connected or
b. has connected in the past.

Since you are able to post, why not use the machine you are posting from to download HijackThis, AVG, Adaware and Spybot. Then burn a CD with the files on it.

ALSO, check and make sure the wireless lan switch on the Satellite, either on the front, or the side is turned ON. The default is for them to be OFF.

Larry
 

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A:I have some kind of virus on my laptop

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A:BIOS doesn't detect HDD: BIOS Virus?

Promise Ultra TX2 ATA controller card sounds faulty to me.
Try moving it to another PCI slot
Try CS instead of Master (even though it has worked on Master before)
Try resetting the bios jumper
Try dispersing all voltage to the M/b by holding the power button in for 30 secs whilst the power cable is out
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A:Contents of Some Software Programs (Text/Graphics) Don't Fit in Window

Could it be that your display resolutions are wrong?

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have you also tried getting the latest software updates available for your graphics card and others you have problem with?
 

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A:Disk Boot Failure after virus/format

Hi Kyuumichi and welcome to TechSpot

So it's seen in Bios OK
The boot setting are HDD somewhere in the list

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

Have you tried reseating (and or replacing) the HDD data cable on M/b

Actually also try reseating Ram (blow out all dust too)

Remove all PCI addon cards

Only other option is powersupply
 

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A:Possible Virus? Screen Changes to a Solid Color

TAPPSRV.EXE is a Toshiba Notebook applet and is perfectly safe.

Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

If it turns out you do have a malware problem, I`ll move this thread to our security forum.

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A:Web design dreamweaver vs text editor

First, Techspot is not focused on coding techniques and you will get a bigger
population (and thus more replies) on some other boards.

However, your question is great as it says you're trying to plan ahead and start
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I what to know what is written so that I can change it if I desire to.
IF you use a TEXT editor, every line is yours and there's no surprises.
The really bad part of a GUI tool, imo, is that if you need to make a change,
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the new file to the old -- massive changes result and finding exactly
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Another issue with web page generation (as apposed to manual editing) is the
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you'll understand immediately -- tons of stuff that is just not obvious
and sometimes it's not even references (ie: used).

Then too, the HTML,SCRIPTS, and CSS are just merged into one file --
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Lots of web designers don't realize that placing each resoruce in its own file
and using the appropriate < script scr="..." > </ script> or
< link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" title="xxx" href="pagestyle.css" />
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Lastly, I'm also a minimalist; less is more. Flash creates great presentations,
but also greatly slowdown the user waiting for all that stuff to load -- ONLY
to be bypassed if the user clicks SKIP THIS INTRO.

The web is about INFORMATION CONTENT; the cute presentations are just eye candy. No customer ever purchases your eye candy.

btw: You should get some kind of Change Management Software to manage
versioning your pages. google for CVS
 

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A:Graphics problem, or just plain virus infected. Somebody helps, please

vananh said:



Last night when I was using the power was cut off suddenly. And this morning, I turned the PC on to find that some black bars had appeared on my desktop. It'slike, the screen is behind a prison bar. I thought it was because of viruses at first. But then after scanning the pc, I restarted the pc and those bars are still there. The thing is, when i pressed printscreen, and intended to paste into MS paint, no bars was on the image. 5 black bars, even when I'm posting this thread, those bars prevent the eyesight.

So, it's because of my pc, viruses or anything else. Thanks for your help.

now 3 have turned into white bars, one half white half the background colour of NF's Sasuke skin, and one the colour of my wallpaper.

Then I unplugged the cable from the LCd display to the power, and the plugged it in again. I turned back to normal and then 5 white bars appeared again Somebody helps, pleae.Click to expand...

Hm... do you have any other monitors to test with? The fact that a direct print screen did not capture the "bars" has led me to believe that your graphics card is fine, but your monitor has suffered some fatal damage.

So, yeah, if you have another monitor, try to use that one. If the bars don't appear, then it's 100% certain that your monitor broke.
 

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A:Random Beeps...Is this a virus?

Usually the beeps are error codes built into the motherboard system.. Go to the site of your computer, or the manufacturer of the motherboard used, and look up the beek codes. They vary from manufacturer, but will tell you what the motherboard & BIOS think the problem may be.
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A:VIrus Help

You took a wrong turn......

Post this question in the "Security and the Web" forum. You will find much more expert help available. The virus issue is software based, so the motherboard doesn't really enter into it.
 

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A:PC Restarts by itself (no virus or spywares)

i only can understand in celsius =]

normal cpu temp (for me anyway) is around 35-45c* (idle or heavy load)
video card (512mb) temp should be around 45-55c* (idle or heavy load w/ custom build add-on fan)
 

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A:flash drive write protected by a virus! damn!

some flash drives have a hardware lock (usually a switch on the drive)
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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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Doesn't the Canon printer utility have a "clean print head" option? I seem to remember seeing that for my i550.

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Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

That is a valid function of cybersitter.
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Go here for password help cybersitter password reset

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needed info?

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A:is it a virus

Go HERE and follow the instructions carefully.

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A:cant figure out how to delete virus

Also known as W32/Kelvir.whatever
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.kelvir.removal.tool.html

They are not up to AM yet, but it is worth a shot

In future, just search for Kelvir and the likes
 

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Hello,

At my work, I use Now-Up-To-Date calender to keep my schedual. Different event types are color coded. Some are red, yellow, orange.

My printer (hp 4050) is a black and white printer. It has always printed all the different colors as solid black. I just reformatted my computer (XP-Pro) and reinstalled my NUTD calender, but when it prints, the yellow and orange entries are almost impossible to read.

Does anyone know what the setting is to get my printer to print it all the same shade black?
 

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I'm fairly computer literate with most things but when it comes to ports, and routers, and firewalls i'm pretty much a noob.

My friends and I have been using Ventrilo for a few weeks with me running the server from my computer. A few days ago i had to put norton antivirus on my computer to get ride of a virus. Ever since then i can't connect to my Ventrilo server and neither can anyone else. I uninstalled it and everything but it must have changed one of my windows network settings. The windows firewall isn't up but something is blocking stuff. Anyone have any idea how to make stuff like that work again? Thanks.
 

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Well its come to my attention I have a virus Looked it up and it has serveral formations knowen as many diffrent kinds of viri Network + Virus Problems I believe I have the Nimda virus Heres some Virus + Network Problems stats on it http www viruslist com eng viruslist html id Its a pain I cant get Virus + Network Problems it to go away however it does no harm It spreads via LAN so other computers in the house also have it I scanned on Norton it found the files but couldnt delete cuz it was in use However it told me where the files were I went into Safe mode and deleted the csrss exe file whats running on my comp now as a quot critial system process quot so i cant end it I also deleted another file along with that forget what it was Got back into regular windows turns out it was still running Rescanned with Norton it didnt find it this time Not to mention the virus makes copys of it self or so Norton only found Note I Virus + Network Problems ve downloaded the latest Virus Definions with NortonAV I went onto their site followed the link below http www symantec com avcenter venc data w nimda a mm html Did what they said the tool that scans your computer didnt find the viri either Its running right now the executable csrss exe I must have a later version it cant find Once I got done with that scanning I rebooted and now I cant access other computers or Network virtual drives unless the Network drive is on the computer im using then I can access it or Im on the computer that I want to connect to Example Computer Trys to connect to Computer HD Fail Computer can access Computer s HD Works duh Computer Trys to connect to Computer s Network Drive Fail Computer can Trys to connect to Computer s Network Drive Works duh Just for clarification When I try to connect it asks for a password I enter the correct password for the computer im trying to access and it still wont connect I checked secuirty and nothing had changed Messed around ended up putting stuff back at defualts and it still doesnt work I ve never even made it so you need a password to access the computer or network drive on the lan Normally it just connects right away no passwords or anything Anyone have any ideas I just want to be able to connect to other computers on the lan like I always have been able to do and from my siblings computer have them be able to access my computers Network Drive If I could just get this back to working I ll just leave the virus alone Im not formatting unless I get a DVD Burner prompto lt --Not gonna happen nbsp

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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I have a radeon 8500 and connected it to my tv the first time using the S-video out. Everything is great, my divx movies, and video games look good but I could barely read any text from the tv. If the text are large then I could see some of them, but blurry. I think I adjusted every possible setting on my video card, and on the tv. IS this the was it is suppose to be, or are there any other options and hidden sitches I can configure? Thanks to anyone that can help.
 

A:Blurry text on video out, from radeon 8500

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.

Sorry but there is nothing you can do about this.
 

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I'm using an ATI 9600 PRO with a 23" Apple Cinema display @ 1920x1200. While it seems to work fine after Win2K boot-up, it doesn't show the text during boot-up. Any ideas?
 

A:Help - ATI 9600Pro Not Showing Boot Text

:wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

What text is it that doesn't show?

The BIOS text, or just the graphic card's BIOS text?

If it's the latter, then I wouldn't worry too much, as it's most likely too fast for the screen to have turned itself on...

Does the problem only happen when you turn the computer on, or does it happen when you reboot?

If you answer that, we'll be able to better understand the problem..
 

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Is there a way of stopping XP to "kindly" be adding all the shared folder on the LAN under "My network places"
e.g
Files on Craig
Files on Tim
Games on Kip
Music on Kip
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not only does it slow the process down but I dont want all the available shares to be listed there, i use that for FTP access!

Cheers
 

A:My Network Places

No I dont believe you can stop this, but I dont think I quite understand your question. Do you not want the shared folders to be under "My Network Places"?
 

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I just got a new Iphone and I Microsoft virus, updating itunes a when I error said had registry plugged it into my computer when I tried to use iTunes I got a message Microsoft said I had a virus, registry error when updating itunes saying that I needed to update iTunes in order to use my Iphone with iTunes I tried and got an error saying Could not open key HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SOFTWARE MozillaPlugins Apple com iTunes version Verify that Microsoft said I had a virus, registry error when updating itunes you have sufficient access to that key or contact your support personnel Initially I thought it was a mozilla problem seeing as how it says quot mozillaplugins quot in the error I went and looked through Mozilla for a plugin associated with iTunes and found none then I uninstalled Mozilla Firefox all together but it did not work still got the error I browsed the interweb for answers to my problem but came up with no avail I called Apple customer Support and was redirected to Microsoft customer support I know there are a lot of scam quot microsoft customer support quot numbers out there but this was through the official website and he said it was an error associated with the registry and that usually means we have a virus he said he would happily take control of my computer and help me through my issue if I had their support package which is bloody expensive so I thought I d have my bud Broni help my butt Before I went to another forum category for halp D nbsp

A:Microsoft said I had a virus, registry error when updating itunes

Bumppp​
 

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This is my first time posting here, so I apologize in advance for any faux pas in my postings. I'm in hopes that someone out there can help with this problem.

We've had several users in the office run into the problem of the message text disappearing from an e-mail when they send it. (No, it isn't user error.) No error messages appear, everything seems fine. However, when the user looks at the message in the Sent folder (to print it for reference or whatever), the text of the message is gone. The addressees receive blank messages. Any attachments are still attached, but the text of the message is not there.

What causes this? How do we fix it? Any ideas, anyone?

Thanks!
 

A:Outlook 2003--message text disappears when e-mail is sent

have you checked for a virus/spyware?
 

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Installed the Add On, everything I can find says there is supposed to be
a button in the very bottom right of the FireFox screen to active the app
when a word is selected.

It doesn't show up.

What do I need to do?

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks!
 

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I have somehow lost my shortcut to a text file that is somewhere within the MS system or perhaps within the FIREFOX browser system. You add the address of the website to the list, give it a unique IP address from the others in the list and it keeps that website from coming up when someone tries to get to it.

What is the name of that file and where can it be found???

I hope this is enough information and that someone knows what I'm talking about.
 

A:Trying to ban a website by adding it to a special text file..

Hosts File

@tepeco, I think you are looking for the "Hosts" file, which, in a Windows installation, can be found here: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc. The file itself has no extension.

By-the-way, etc is the actual name of a folder.

Hope this helps.
 

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Hello, i just happen to notice that in my email inbox i get "Delivery Status Notification (Failure)?" from the postmaster to dozens of emails that i never heard of or sent an email to and believe i have some sort of virus doing this. The email talks about some world of warcraft scam but how do i fix this?
 

A:Virus in my email? Sending spam?

it's NOT 'in your email' but rather someone has hijacked your email address

there is only one solution that really works
get another email address
inform all your contacts of the change
discontinue using the old address
inform the ISP of the fact and have the OLD account disabled
The issue is how that email address was made so easily available;

As email users, we owe it to one another to use the BCC feature when adding multiple
recipients. If a correspondant forwards a group list to someone else, at least the addresses of your friends are hidden.
 

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I too to Virus block email filter Use DOJ have seen phishing attempts to infect my pc with an email subject something like Order to Appear Federal Court It should be obvious this is a phishing attempt as court orders do not arrive via email but rather using a legal process server delivering the document Use email filter to block DOJ Virus to you in person to your home or work address The subject is intentionally written to invoke panic in the reader OMG and enough adrenaline to get to click and read If you open the attachment - - you ve been suckered and infected After seeing two or three of these I Use email filter to block DOJ Virus automated the delete using an email filter like sender contains lawyers com action delete How did I find the origin of the email Using tools I saved the email to disk without opening it in my email reader Once on the disk you can open with NOTEBOOK Launch notebook and drag-n-drop the email into it reading raw email is - - arduous but look for To lt your-email-address gt From foofoo xxx-yyy-zzzlawyers com Subject the phishing email title The from line always varies but always ends in lawyers com nbsp

A:Use email filter to block DOJ Virus

You may man have went farther. Then I would venture. I just delete them.
 

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Hello guys,

My English teacher has given us two .MP3 files. They are small stories in English language. We should first write a summary about that then translate the whole text into our native language. It is an exercise!
If it was a text I could write a brief text about it and also translate it into our native language immediately. But the problem is that since the speed of the English-language narrator man is very quick I can't completely understand what he says.

I tried to find some apps to convert voice to text and installed some of them but no one worked properly!

Is there any idea how to convert those .MP3 English files to text?
It's an emergency and I'll be very thankful if someone can help me.
 

A:Difficulty with a .MP3 English file and Voice to text converter

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?
I've already tried the program built into Vista & W7 but no luck yet. Any ideas/suggestions?
 

A:Video words to text

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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Hi I Have a quot tiny quot problem I don t know what anti-virus software I should use I have tried meny but ever program that I have used there have been some you What software would recommend? anti-virus issue with I need a program that works is really lightweight dsn t uppdate or What anti-virus software would you recommend? dsn t say quot updates are read for download quot and then quot download later quot and then mins later again quot updates are read for download quot and sh t like that AVG - Blocks files and stuff without asking Panda Cloud - Laggs and makes the cpu go VIPRE - current Good but it reminds to update every min so when I play games everything just freezes and CTD There is no way to stop VIPRES winding Microsoft Essentials - Updates and when it dsnt update it says quot Your computer What anti-virus software would you recommend? is unprotected quot and then it s Microsofts software Norton - no way it s not quot lightweight quot it s the opposit F-Secure - What anti-virus software would you recommend? same as Norton Avast - same as Panda Avira - lets trough Nod - Good but not free nbsp

A:What anti-virus software would you recommend?

Avira is the best anti virus software from the given list. It is user-friendly and advanced options help. It is very fast but sometime I have to face some problems at update time. Overall, its the perfect anti virus software.
 

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