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tracker pop ups and other odd things, help me please

Q: tracker pop ups and other odd things, help me please

ok im constantly getting pop up and they are all coresponding to whatever im typing at the time say me help please odd ups tracker pop and things, other im looking for a car on craigslist car insurance or mantanace cites pop up and again tracker pop ups and other odd things, help me please i typed in mountain dew and tracker pop ups and other odd things, help me please a mountain dew pop up came up i also get a c WINDOWS tracker pop ups and other odd things, help me please Holmes exe message message once in a while it s driving me crazy please someone help me included is my hijack this scan Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v BETA Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT Boot mode Normal Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Lavasoft Ad-Aware aawservice exe C Program Files Alwil Software Avast aswUpdSv exe C Program Files Alwil Software Avast ashServ exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C Program Files M-Audio Fast Track USB MAUSBFTInst exe C Program Files Softex OmniPass Omniserv exe C WINDOWS system HPZipm exe C Program Files Softex OmniPass OPXPApp exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Alwil Software Avast ashMaiSv exe C Program Files Alwil Software Avast ashWebSv exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C WINDOWS System igfxtray exe C WINDOWS System hkcmd exe C WINDOWS System igfxtray exe C WINDOWS System hkcmd exe C WINDOWS system sol exe C WINDOWS System hphmon exe C WINDOWS System hphmon exe C WINDOWS LTMSG exe C WINDOWS ALCXMNTR EXE C WINDOWS System M-AudioTaskBarIcon exe C Program Files HP Digital Imaging bin hpqtra exe C Program Files Logitech Desktop Messenger Program LogitechDesktopMessenger exe C Program Files Logitech SetPoint KEM exe C Program Files Logitech SetPoint KHALMNPR EXE C Program Files SBC Self Support Tool bin mpbtn exe C WINDOWS system wuauclt exe C Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exe C Program Files HP Digital Imaging bin hpqgalry exe C Documents and Settings Kim Desktop HiJackThis v exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http att yahoo com O - BHO Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dll O - BHO no name - EEE E - - E - - CC E - C WINDOWS system cdmdownld eyornvfqrw dll file missing O - BHO no name - CD - EFE- E -AECA- A EAFEFFBC - C WINDOWS system ddlwm dll file missing O - BHO no name - B CA - A - D -A DF- BB - no file O - BHO no name - E B -D C- BE - -DEB FF - C Program Files Internet Explorer metocodoqC WINDOWS system vt tycodllz exe dll file missing O - BHO no name - E A -E - - - DF C C - C WINDOWS system ddcddcc dll O - BHO no name - FDD B - D - ffb- - B AD ACC - no file O - Toolbar HP View - B E - D D- DEB- B - D BCF F - C Program Files HP Digital Imaging bin HPDTLK dll O - HKLM Run hpsysdrv c windows system hpsysdrv exe O - HKLM Run IgfxTray C WINDOWS System igfxtray exe O - HKLM Run HotKeysCmds C WINDOWS System hkcmd exe O - HKLM Run CamMonitor c Program Files HP Digital Imaging Unload hpqcmon exe O - HKLM Run HPHUPD c Program Files HP B B-DCAB- - EE - F hphupd exe O - HKLM Run HPHmon C WINDOWS System hphmon exe O - HKLM Run UpdateManager quot C Program Files Common Files Sonic Update Manager sgtray exe quot r O - HKLM Run AutoTKit C hp bin AUTOTKIT EXE O - HKLM Run Recguard C WINDOWS SMINST RECGUARD EXE O - HKLM Run NvCplDaemon RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS System NvCpl dll NvStartup O - HKLM Run VTTimer VTTimer exe O - HKLM Run LTMSG LTMSG exe O - HKLM Run AlcxMonitor ALCXMNTR EXE O - HKLM Run avast C PROGRA ALWILS Avast ashDisp exe O - HKLM Run Netscape C Program Files Common Files ISPCOMP InstallService exe O - HKLM Run HP Software Update quot C Program Files HP HP Software Update HPWuSchd exe quot O - HKLM Run nwiz nwiz exe installquiet keeploaded nodetect O - HKLM Run Logitech Hardware Abstraction Layer KHALMNPR EXE O - HKLM Run KBD C HP KBD KBD EXE O - HKLM Run BJCFD C Program Files BroadJump Client Foundation CFD exe O - HKLM Run Motive SmartBridge C PROGRA SBCSEL SMARTB MotiveSB exe O - HKLM Run M-Audio Taskbar Icon C WINDOWS System M-AudioTaskBarIcon exe O - HKCU Run NVIEW rundll exe nview dll nViewLoadHook O - HKCU Run LDM C Program Files Logitech Desktop Messenger Program BackWeb- exe O - HKCU Run Yahoo Pager O - HKUS S- - - Run MySpaceIM C Program Files MySpace IM MySpaceIM exe User SYSTEM O - HKUS DEFAULT Run MySpaceIM C Program Files MySpace IM MySpaceIM exe User Default user O - DEFAULT User Startup AutoTBar exe User Default user O - Global Startup Adobe Reader Speed Launch lnk C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Reader reader sl exe O - Global Startup HP Digital Imaging Monitor lnk C Program Files HP Digital Imaging bin hpqtra exe O - Global Startup HP Image Zone Fast Start lnk C Program Files HP Digital Imaging bin hpqthb exe O - Global Startup Logitech Desktop Messenger lnk C Program Files Logitech Desktop Messenger Program LogitechDesktopMessenger exe O - Global Startup Logitech SetPoint lnk C Program Files Logitech SetPoint KEM exe O - Global Startup SBC Self Support Tool lnk C Program Files SBC Self Support Tool bin matcli exe O - Extra context menu item E amp xport to Microsoft Excel - res C PROGRA MI OFFICE EXCEL EXE O - Extra button no name - B E C - FCB- CF-AAA - C - C WINDOWS system msjava dll O - Extra Tools menuitem Sun Java Console - B E C - FCB- CF-AAA - C - C WINDOWS system msjava dll O - Extra button Share in Hello - B B - - cfc-A B -C D CB - C Program Files Hello PicasaCapture dll O - Extra Tools menuitem Share in H amp ello - B B - - cfc-A B -C D CB - C Program Files Hello PicasaCapture dll O - Extra button Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe O - Extra Tools menuitem Windows Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe O - DPF - f - bb - d -fa d f a ab Installation Support - C Program Files Yahoo Common Yinsthelper dll O - Protocol bwfile- - A - B - BC- C -C B B B B - C Program Files Logitech Desktop Messenger Program GAPlugProtocol- dll O - Winlogon Notify ddcddcc - C WINDOWS SYSTEM ddcddcc dll O - SharedTaskScheduler Browseui preloader - C -A BA- D -B B- A C E - C WINDOWS System browseui dll O - SharedTaskScheduler Component Categories cache daemon - C EF- B - d -BE - C - C WINDOWS System browseui dll O - Service Ad-Aware Service aawservice - Lavasoft AB - C Program Files Lavasoft Ad-Aware aawservice exe O - Service avast iAVS Control Service aswUpdSv - ALWIL Software - C Program Files Alwil Software Avast aswUpdSv exe O - Service avast Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C Program Files Alwil Software Avast ashServ exe O - Service avast Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C Program Files Alwil Software Avast ashMaiSv exe O - Service avast Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C Program Files Alwil Software Avast ashWebSv exe O - Service M-Audio Fast Track Installer FastTrackInstallerService - Avid Technology Inc - C Program Files M-Audio Fast Track USB MAUSBFTInst exe O - Service NVIDIA Driver Helper Service NVSvc - NVIDIA Corporation - C WINDOWS System nvsvc exe O - Service Softex OmniPass Service omniserv - Unknown owner - C Program Files Softex OmniPass Omniserv exe O - Service Pml Driver HPZ - HP - C WINDOWS system HPZipm exe -- End of file - bytes thank you for your help nbsp

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A: tracker pop ups and other odd things, help me please

i just ran spybot search and destroy and it solved half the problem, i still get pop ups, but they're blank, it just opens a blank browser window with no addy, it also said i had wild tangent, which i had a problem with on my last computer, but i think it fixed it.
here is my new hijack this log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:53:06 PM, on 1/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\M-Audio\Fast Track USB\MAUSBFTInst.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray .exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd .exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05 .exe
C:\WINDOWS\LTMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\M-AudioTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\KEM.exe
C:\Program Files\SBC Self Support Tool\bin\mpbtn.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Kim\Desktop\hijack this and other spyware stuff\HiJackThis_v2.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://att.yahoo.com/
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0EEE9E78-5204-0E18-0778-4CC620930E82} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\cdmdownld\eyornvfqrw.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {124CD448-4EFE-6E08-AECA-61A3EAFEFFBC} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ddlwm.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {E1136B38-D27C-4BE5-9339-DEB3861841FF} - C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\metocodoqC:\WINDOWS\system32\vt8\tycodllz83122.exe.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {E1759A31-E627-4758-9562-6899DF36C9C2} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ddcddcc.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: HP View - {B2847E28-5D7D-4DEB-8B67-05D28BCF79F5} - C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HPDTLK02.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CamMonitor] c:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHUPD05] c:\Program Files\HP\{45B6180B-DCAB-4093-8EE8-6164457517F0}\hphupd05.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHmon05] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateManager] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoTKit] C:\hp\bin\AUTOTKIT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VTTimer] VTTimer.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LTMSG] LTMSG.exe 7
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcxMonitor] ALCXMNTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Netscape] C:\Program Files\Common Files\ISPCOMP\InstallService.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet /keeploaded /nodetect
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KBD] C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BJCFD] C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Motive SmartBridge] C:\PROGRA~1\SBCSEL~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [M-Audio Taskbar Icon] C:\WINDOWS\System32\M-AudioTaskBarIcon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NVIEW] rundll32.exe nview.dll,nViewLoadHook
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LDM] C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] 1
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - .DEFAULT User Startup: AutoTBar.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech SetPoint.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\KEM.exe
O4 - Global Startup: SBC Self Support Tool.lnk = C:\Program Files\SBC Self Support Tool\bin\matcli.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra button: Share in Hello - {B13B4423-2647-4cfc-A4B3-C7D56CB83487} - C:\Program Files\Hello\PicasaCapture.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Share in H&ello - {B13B4423-2647-4cfc-A4B3-C7D56CB83487} - C:\Program Files\Hello\PicasaCapture.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
O18 - Protocol: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: ddcddcc - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ddcddcc.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft AB - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 - Service: M-Audio Fast Track Installer (FastTrackInstallerService) - Avid Technology, Inc. - C:\Program Files\M-Audio\Fast Track USB\MAUSBFTInst.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Softex OmniPass Service (omniserv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe

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Hello I m new Today has happened several things maybe casualities maybe not One my graphic card has dead Yesterday I saw the temp and it was C the pc crashed several times and the card has years I shutdowned the pc but today the card is not responding at all ok its likely my fault Well after that I restarted with another old things Strange card All running fine But suddenly I see a file called Putty rnd with modification date about after google about it it says it is some random file created Strange things by a program to remoting access servers obviously I have never used that program After that I try to access my router and I cant because my user and password doesnt work Maybe my girlfriend who is able to confuse the router with a radio has changed the password and hasnt told me or maybe I have alzheimer but the password was written down in a sheet and it wasnt the default Strange things password at all I have had to reset my router So everything is working fine but the videocard Then I have passed ComboFix I dont have idea what it says but if someone can Strange things tell me if I have been hacked or something Ill be eternally thankful otherwise you can call me paranoid I have deleted putty rnd without problem ComboFix - - - f kvs - x Microsoft Windows Ultimate GMT Running from I ComboFix exe FW PC Tools Firewall Plus Disabled D B - F F- CA - BF - A DC SP Windows Defender Disabled Outdated D DDC A- F- fae- E -DA C ACF Other Deletions C install exe c users f kvs AppData Local assembly tmp c users f kvs AppData Local Temp ae - - - ed -ee ddec a CliSecureRT dll C Windows Activador exe Files Created from - - to - - - - - - --------d-----w-c users UpdatusUser AppData Local temp - - - - --------d-----w-c users Default AppData Local temp - - - - --------d-----w-c users Administrador AppData Local temp - - - - ----a-w-c windows ativpsrm bin - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor - - - - --------d-----w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming PCToolsFirewallPlus - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers PCTCore sys - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers pctwfpfilter sys - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers pctgntdi sys - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x Common Files PC Tools - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers pctNdis-PacketFilter sys - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers pctNdis sys - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers pctNdis-DNS sys - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers pctplfw sys - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x PC Tools Firewall Plus - - - - --------d-----w-c programdata MySQL - - - - --------d-----w-c program files MySQL - - - - ----a-w-c windows SysWow EEBAPI dll - - - - ----a-w-c windows SysWow EEBUtil dll - - - - ----a-w-c windows SysWow EEBDSCVR dll - - - - ----a-w-c windows SysWow EBAPI dll - - - - ----a-w-c windows system E GCINST DLL - - - - ----a-w-c windows system E ILMHRE DLL - - - - ----a-w-c windows system E IBCBHRE DLL - - - - --------d-----w-c programdata EPSON - - - - ----a-w-c windows system esxw ud dll - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x epson - - - - --------d-----w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming SanDisk - - - - --------d-----w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming SanDisk SecureAccess - - - - --------d-----w-c users f kvs AppData Local Proxure - - - - --------d-----w-c programdata ClubSanDisk - - - - --------d-----w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming Skype - - - - --------d-----r-c program files x Skype - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x Common Files Skype - - - - --------d-----w-c programdata Skype - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x Paradox Interactive - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x HOI Doomsday Armageddon - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x Alcohol Soft - - - - --------d-----w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming Vso - - - - ----a-w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming inst exe - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers ezplay sys - - - - ----a-w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming ezplay sys - - - - --------d-----w-c program f... Read more

A:Strange things

There are some issues with the system.We do not encourage running Combofix unless instructed by a helper. But since you did it anyway, we will discuss it.

Combofix removed some Trojan Processes. One is an entry for Activator.exe. This is a Trojan that may log user information and possibly block access to certain security related sites.

The Start page has been taken over by malware.





some random file created by a program to remoting access servers, obviously I have never used that programClick to expand...

No, not obviously. Are you synching any mobile devices? Maybe this> SAMSUNG Android?

An unsigned file for BITS was downloaded in 2009. The system is missing a valid system file> BITS.
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Maybe my girlfriend who is able to confuse the router with a radioClick to expand...

How is the router being manipulated>
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Alt+F4

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Just turning it off and on a few times(I guess it could be stuck in sleed mode?)

I tried to light up the screen with a flashlight to see if the LED went out but screen was still black.

It's a toshiba satellite sli1

Thoughts on other things I can try?

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A:Laptop turns on but screen black. I've tried a few things.

"(the issue happened...after my cat puked on the laptop(keyboard part)"...

If there is dried cat vomit near one of the top hinges, there's a small micro switch that senses that the top cover is closed. If this switch is damaged, it will give you the black LCD screen
 

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A:Logical disk manager fails (among other things)

You need to specify your OS and SP level. I am suggesting you could try system repair. Here is the Vista method. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212 XP is similar. I am not familiar with the Win7 version.

In the case of XP this wont be very effective unless you actually have the install CD with slipstream SP level as well.

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You cannot upgrade anything in that laptop save the RAM. The CPU maybe, if you can find one on eBay, but it is difficult to perform the upgrade. You cannot upgrade the GPU at all.
 

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What method of BIOS flashing have you tried thus far?

The official page for the mainboard specifies that it already supports two unbuffered 1.5v DIMM modules

http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=&cat3_no=&prod_no=1216
 

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You have swapped RAM and that is good... The laptop is 4 years old so it may need a thorough cleaning. The CPU cooling fins might be clogged with dust and other debris. Use a can of air and see if you can blow some of the dust out. Then if the "freezing" continues, you can consider doing a OS reinstall. If it is a hard drive problem, the reinstall may not finish
 

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A:internet things and game files

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A:My leadtek (winfast a400 GT TDH) geforce 6800gt is doing crazy things

And by the way... Welcome to Techspot, I'm also new here.

Are you trying to download the drivers from Nvidia? Might be better to download them from leadtek, http://www.leadtek.com.tw/eng/3d_graphic/default.asp?seriesid=18

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And if I did help you any.... Don't worry about sending 10$, if you were ev'n serious about it.

Resol
 

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A:Strange things with desktop

I don`t quite understand why it would change at random,but here is the first

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Locate these three keys -

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Are your jumpers set correctly? What does it say in they BIOS? Have you tried reinstalling the drivers?

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The only cd`s you can overwrite, are cd-rw`s. All you need to do, is format them and you have a blank cd again.

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Thanks
Danny
 

A:Wierd things happen when coming out of screensaver with mouse

You might want to run that mouse without the Intellisoft drivers.
W2K's own built-in drivers are more than good enough, unless you need some specific feature for your M$-mouse.
I run the Logitech MX700 on W2K/SP4 like that, and it's perfect.
 

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Im thinking about buying a new computer tower/case/chasis whichever you prefer (or is preferred). OK, so should I be aware of anything like whether my power supply from my old case will fit, or if everything else will fit (im considering getting a bigger tower so im sure it will... umm just anything in general about this kinda thing. To clarify, all Im doing is moving all my old stuff from my tower now into a new one and am curious if I should be aware of anything. Sorry for the repetition Thanks for any help!
 

A:Buying a new tower.. any things i should be aware of?

You could transfer everything into a new case without hesitation.
It would be advisable however, to buy a larger (min. 400 Watt) powersupply like Enermax, in case you want to upgrade anything else in the near future

Alternatively, look at the Antec Sonata case (available from www.overclock.co.uk) for about 90.- which includes a quiet powersupply and rubber suspension for your HD's making it an extremely quiet case.

When transferring your old gear, watch out for static and be extra careful when mounting the MoBo.
 

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What is POSTing? i've seen the term many times - don't know what it means.


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I Had chosen to use AMD then was convinced that Intel would be better for my application so i need to find another board/CPU I do both Gaming and use many Memory hungry applications. Any suggestions on what sort of board I should get? my budget allows for a (socket T) board less than $200 ...

(should I have put the last Q in a different thread?)
 

A:A few questions on MoBos and seemingly common knowledge things.

questions

1. P4 chipsets. The 915g has integrated graphics, the 915p is a 915g without integrated graphics. The 925 is a performance chipset. The 925xe is also performance, but it also supports the new 1066 fsb.

2. Post, power on self test. When the computer turns on it checks it self to see if everything is ok, it must pass this test.

3. If you flash your bios and the power goes out while doing it, it will corrupt the bios that is being flashed. With a dual bios, you have a backup bios just in case your 1st bios gets corrupted. Then the board isn't trashed if something happens to the bios.
 

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I think thats about $75 US so Id recommend the Radeon 9550 but only a 128bit version.
 

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If I add a second hard drive temporarily as a "slave" and use Ghost to clone the master to the slave, am I correct in assuming the following:

if I have problems with the original hard drive, I could reformat the drive add the "ghosted" drive as a slave and with Ghost transfer the "cloned" info to the original HD?

if I had imaged instead of cloned I could do the same as above?

If my assumptions are not correct or if there is a better way what should I do?

P.S. I do not want to leave the slave drive in the machine.

I guess the bottom line is what is the easiest way to get info back on the original hard drive using ghost on a Windows 98 machine with a floppy and CD-ROM?
 

A:Ghost, let me make sure before I make things worse.

i have a dedicated partition on my machine for drive image files, which are essentially just the same as norton ghost files.

everytime I make some major changes I give it a bit of time to see if everything is fine, then I update the images. I usually keep the image before that as well, so that if something emerges later I can go back to that.

I've seen a single update from windowsupdate.microsoft.com make my machine unbootable; i've seen a single updated driver trash the whole installation.

what you are doing is wise.
 

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A:Things have gotten bigger

Hi, you're running windows 7?
If so right click on the desktop and click screen resolution.
In that window there is some text that says make text and other items bigger or smaller.
Click on it and then choose the appropriate one.
If you're not running windows 7 look for a similar setting. It's called DPI scaling if you need to search for it.
 

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A:Manheim tracker data problem

Does this link help?
Recovery Toolbox
 

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A:Tired of several things on Yahoo

I agree - the yahoo popups are extremely annoying. I stopped supporting yahoo and their paid email when they became overtly supportive of the democratic party. They won't get another dime out of me.
 

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A:Problems clicking things in Vista

I'm thinking it's either a driver issue or something is mechanically wrong with the mouse. If it's a driver problem, perhaps you can find newer drivers at HP's website. If it's the built in pad, there's not much you can do to fix it at home. You could try a USB external mouse.
 

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A:What is slowing things down? Memory tests OK, but things are slower, etc.

Hi. . .You mentioned a BSOD with bugcheck 0x76, but I don't see any mini kernel memory dump files in the attached zip. Did you run an app similar to CCleaner that may have deleted the dumps?Systeminfo output shows Windows 7 installed (or system 1st boot) in October 2010:Original Install Date: 10/20/2010, 12:53:02 PMIt also shows 403 Windows Updates installed.I went through the Event Viewer logs and found 13 BSODs listed. The first one I saw - bugcheck 0xc4 - Driver Verifier/ VERIFIER_ENABLED -
[font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]Event[2095]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
Date: 2015-05-21T07:28:49.000
Level: Error
Description:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.
The bugcheck was: 0x000000c4 (0x0000000000000083, 0x0000000018dbfc90, 0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000000118dbf). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\052115-116735-01.dmp. Report Id: 052115-116735-01.
[/font]If you have these dumps or any info from tem, please post it. If Driver Verifier named a 3rd party driver, it needs to be updated. If Driver Verifier named a Microsoft Windows OS driver, "unknown hardware failure" is the likely cause. What exactly happened when you ran the BIOS update that failed?  Was there any additional info besides "BIOS update failed" (or similar)?  Is this the BIOS update you attempted? File sp49851.exe from May 2013?
Spoiler
 
H-RS880-uATX Motherboard BIOS UpdateVersion:6.09May 09, 2013Email 64-bit details HP's Terms of Use6.091.7 MBMay 9, 2013Download HP's Terms of UseDetailsDetailsH-RS880-uATX Motherboard BIOS update resolves an issue with resuming from sleep mode on systems configured with 4GB or more of memory.File name: sp49851.exeRelease detailsReleased: May 8, 2013Version 6.09Fix and enhancementsResolves an issue with resuming from sleep mode on systems configured with 4GB or more of memory.Switches certain BIOS settings from "Enabled" to "Disabled" to protect against undesired changes.Installs HP Vision Diagnostic tool, accessible by pressing F9 during the BIOS startup screen.http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-p6000-Desktop-PC-series/4162263/model/4215698No doubt that a BIOS update failure could be signaling something very serious occurring in your system.I see you tested RAM, but I didn't see the hard drive mentioned.Run SeaTools for DOS, LONG test - http://www.sysnative.com/forums/hardware-tutorials/4072-hard-drive-hdd-diagnostics.htmlPlease download & install the free version of Speccy - https://www.piriform.com/speccy/downloadBe sure to watch out for additional, unnecessary and unrelated apps trying to be installed during installation. Simply un-check the boxes for them so they won't install.Run Speccy, "File", "Publish Snapshot" - copy the URL and paste it in to your next post.Download SysInternals AutoRuns from Microsoft TechNet - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902Extract the EXE file to Desktop or Documents (nothing to install; it's a stand-alone executable); RIGHT-click on autoruns.exe; "Run as Administrator"; allow it to scan the registry -- status located bottom-left of AutoRuns screen (few minutes tops); "File"; "Save As"; Save as an ARN file (default file extension)Please zip the ARN file up & attach to your next post.I doubt these new files will show us much more than you have already provided, but it's worth at least a cursory look.IMHO, 5 years is a very long time to go without reinstalling Windows. I would recommend that you start backing up your files in preparation for a Windows reinstall. A fresh install could end up breathing new life in your system &/or it may help figure out if hardware failure is in fact the cause of your BSODs.If a fresh Windows install BSODs before you've had a chance to install anything else, it is extremely likely that hardware failure is at fault.Regards. . .jcgriff2

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Well here is the attatched log file can someone tell me what to check.
 

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Any answers would be appreciated..Thanks ;]
 

A:Bad things from PCAnywhere

It`s perfectly possible that your friends pc has been compromised, whether through PCAnywhere or some other route.

I suggest taking a look at this thread HERE, it may be of some use in helping you clean up the mess.

Regards Howard
 

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2. AVK version 15.0.5 - 97.93%

3. F-Secure 2005 version 5.10.450 - 97.55%

4. eScan Virus Control version 2.6.518.8 - 96.75%

5. Norton Corporate version 9.0.3.1000 - 91.64%

6. Norton Professional version 2005 - 91.57%

7. McAfee version 9.0.10 - 89.75%

8. Virus Chaser version 5.0 - 88.31%

9. BitDefender version 8.0.137 - 88.13%

10. CyberScrub version 1.0 - 87.87%

I personally like kaspersky and F-Secure. What is the best site for firewall reviews and comparisons? Right now I have ZoneAlarm Security Suite 5.5. Firewall is good but virus protection sucks, and when its scans for viruses, it doesnt repair them. Whats the BEST free or store bought antivirus and firewall?
 

A:Need some advice (please post your silly things in the proper forums crazykid)

avg free edition is easily available (www.grisoft.com) and proves a capable antivirus software. combined with a firewall software such as sygate personal firewall, you can have solid protection for a windows computer at no cost.

as for purchased software, norton internet security 2005 is the way to go. nis 05 has norton antivirus built right in, in case you're wondering. i've owned every symantec product going back to nav 4.0 and through all the years they've kept my machine(s) running high and dry. it cost me $60 (USD), but in my opinion it was worth every penny. i'll bet realblickstuff gags when he reads this... :haha:

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A:BSODs often when doing some things

When we see your symptoms + the various error codes experience has shown us that the issue is with corrupted memory especially with PFN_LIST_CORRUPT which is the strongest code we have that indicates bad RAM

I read your five most recent dump files and corrupted memory was specifically cited as the cause of your issues. First, see if your RAM is seated properly. Second, see if stability returns by running just two sticks of RAM. Your motherboard manual should show you the correct configuration. If you don't have the manual you should be able to find it online.

If the above doesn't help resolve your issue then we want you to run Memtest on your RAM.

1. Go to www.memtest.org and download the latest ISO version which is 4.20. It is free and perfectly safe.

2. Burn ISO to a CD.

3. Place CD in your drive and reboot with CD in drive. (You might have to place your drive as first bootable in your BIOS) The test will take over.


There is a Tutorial: How to use Memtest in our Guides and Tutorials forum; follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes (not hours; this test is not measured by hours); the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

Step 2 ? Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don?t need to run the test any further on that stick.


* Get back to us with the results.
 

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And my AIM gives me this aim.exe pop up that says Unable To Locate Component...
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Hi :

For AIM, the most malware-prone of all the Instant Messengers, I recommend
periodically running the FREE "AimFix" from
http://jayloden.com/aimfix.htm .
 

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A:Several bad things happening together. Well, 3. Related?

Download and run Driver Sweeper

Then Restart

Then download and install your updated nVidia graphics driver from HERE

Then Restart, and test again
 

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A:DOS is still good for some things, like fixing windows

Have a look here . . .
I'm sure you'll find what you need.
http://www.bootdisk.com/
 

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A:recently created new user profile in XP now certain things don't work

1.Are you sure the download filepath in Firefox points to the desktop of the account your in,and not another account ?

2.Try FTP using PASV,or temporarily disabling your firewall,or both.
 

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Well, I removed my video card and replaced it with another one I had as an extra. I thought this had solved my BSoD's, but I was wrong, they have started again. I was getting the 0x1000008e but now I'm getting the 0x10000050 and the 0x1000007f errors. I've ran memtest quite a few times for extended periods. What should I do. I guess I'll post my minidumps, but I doubt that will help. Any ideas?
 

A:Just when I thought things were getting better...

4 of your minidumps crash at kmixer.sys. This is the Windows Kernel Mode Audio Mixer. Of the 4 minidumps 3 have a bugcheck of 7F, and one of 50.

0x0000007F: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP

One of three types of problems occurred in kernel-mode: (1) Hardware failures. (2) Software problems. (3) A bound trap (i.e., a condition that the kernel is not allowed to have or intercept). Hardware failures are the most common cause (many dozen KB articles exist for this error referencing specific hardware failures) and, of these, memory hardware failures are the most common.

0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Requested data was not in memory. An invalid system memory address was referenced. Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause this Stop message, as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card).

The other minidump crashes with memory corruption, and a bugcheck of 8E.

0x0000008E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

A kernel mode program generated an exception which the error handler didn?t catch. These are nearly always hardware compatibility issues (which sometimes means a driver issue or a need for a BIOS upgrade).

The chances are. You`ve either got a ram problem, or some other kind of hardware problem.

Some faulty ram can pass memtes86+.

Try running your system with just one stick of ram, also try using a different dimm slot.

Check your mobo for bulging, or leaking capacitors. See HERE for more info.

Disconnect anything not required to run your system.

Check that your psu is putting out enough power for your system.

Make sure nothing is overclocked, and check your temperatures.

Regards Howard
 

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A:Connected to the internet, pages won't display, tried several things

Boot in Safe Mode

UNinstall this piece of M$-beta-crap, the virus-writers and script-kiddies are already after it:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe

press ctrl-alt-del, go in Taskmanager. Try and STOP the following processes:
mssams.exe
msams.exe
gcasServ.exe

Run HJT on its own and let it 'fix':
Running processes:
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://start.earthlink.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://start.earthlink.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://start.earthlink.net
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Security Agent Manager] mssams.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Security Agent Manager] mssams.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows Media Player] msams.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Security Agent Manager] mssams.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1105097390477

Delete the bold files. When a directory is also bold, delete everything in it, including that directory itself.
 

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The countdown to our Windows 10 launch continues. Today, we?re talking about multi-doing on Windows 10. Our lives are busier than ever requiring us to juggle more tasks, both big and small. Wouldn?t it be great if our devices could help make accomplishing our tasks simpler? With features like Action Center, Task View and Snap Assist, it?s all about removing the obstacles between you and ?Done?.

Easily organize your screen

We often have multiple apps open at once, jumping between them to complete tasks. Windows 10 makes it easier to organize your screen with enhancements in Snap. Now you can quickly snap up to four things on your screen at once simply by dragging those apps into the corners. Windows will even suggest how to fill the gaps with other open apps.




Do multiple things at once with Windows 10 | Blogging Windows

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A:Things are hotting up!

How big is the build? They might be getting everything fully finalized for the end of the month.

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Windows 10 'Free' Upgrade Breakdown

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"Nothing is ever as clear as we'd like it to be with Microsoft," said Bob Nitrio, president of Ranvest Associates, Sacramento, Calif. "When Windows 10 is popular in the press, it initiates a lot of discussion with our customers. The good news is, we are in no rush to upgrade to Windows 10. But we still need more answers."




Microsoft's Free Windows 10 Upgrade: 10 Things Partners Need To Know - Page: 1 | CRN

A:Microsoft's Free Windows 10 Upgrade: 10 Things Partners Need To Know

Just say no to WinBlow$! No free upgrade for my old XP so I'm going LinuxMint!

L8r

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A:Graphics card issues, along with win 7 and many other things...

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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If there are any personal files, pics, etc. on your computer you cannot live without, back them up now just as a precaution.

Emergency Backup Procedure - Tech Support Forum

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CCleaner

We do not recommend the use of registry cleaners, or the registry cleaner feature of CCleaner. Our colleague miekiemoes has an excellent writeup here

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I see you have P2P software ( uTorrent ) installed on your machine. We are not here to pass judgment on file-sharing as a concept. However, we will warn you that engaging in this activity and having this kind of software installed on your machine will always make you more susceptible to re-infections. It may be contributing to your current situation. This page will give you further information.

Please note: Even if you are using a "safe" P2P program, it is only the program that is safe. You will be sharing files from uncertified sources, and these are often infected. The bad guys use P2P filesharing as a major conduit to spread their wares.

A reference for the risk of these programs is here

I would strongly recommend that you uninstall it. You can do so via Control Panel >> Programs and Features.

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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#].txt
Please copy/paste the contents of the log in your next reply.
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Please download ComboFix and Save it to your Desktop.

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

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Disable your antivirus and antispyware applications, usually via a right-click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with ComboFix.

Get help here

Open Notepad and copy/paste all the text in the codebox below into Notepad:


Code:
DDS::
uProxyServer = hxxp=127.0.0.1:13828
Save this Notepad file as CFScript.txt to your Desktop and then close the file.





Referring to the picture above, drag CFScript onto ComboFix

Your desktop may go blank. This is normal. It will return when ComboFix is done. ComboFix may reboot your machine. This is normal.

When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please post that log, C:\ComboFix.txt, in your next reply.

Please re-enable your antivirus before posting the ComboFix.txt log.

If you get an 'Illegal operation attempted on a Registry key which has been marked for deletion' error message, please reboot your machine.

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A:My mouse keeps selecting things without a button being pressed

Hi there, go to Folder Options and click Restore Defaults and then make the necessary changes to see if it helps.

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A:Computer randomly began to freeze when it loads things of random size

If it's still freezing, maybe it's a RAM problem?
 
Have you observed the RAM on your computer?

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A:Strange things happening to Win7 since Win10 came out

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
The worst I've read is willingly using Mcafee
Without knowing all of the tweaks used to get x-p look going on it might be difficult to figure out what is happening ?

Most people simply use classic shell to get the x-p look and call it a day.

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thanks for any help!!
circe801
 
 

A:spybot S&D--question about unremovable things...

Hello circe801.
 
Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.
Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. << Malware Removal forum Not back to This area.
Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.
If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.
It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.
 
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Rather unexpectedly the monitor changed color and enlarge dramatically. Listed programs are pushed aside.
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I Rendon Norton full system scan which did not find any problems beyond tracking cookies I suspect some malware, but I thought the Norton would picked it up. (I am not certain that Norton can pick it up). So what do I do now?

A:Computer suddenly did a series of weird things

Your screen enlarged? Are you sure magnify isn't on? While in browser and other apps you press ctrl and -/+ key for zoom. Windows has a zoom for everything too. WIN and + key activates it. -/+ to zoom in and out 100% per click.
Then with it activated...
 
ctrl+alt+L (Lens View)
ctrl+alt+D (Dock View)
ctrl+alt+F (Full View)
 
WIN+ESC closes magnify viewer.

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A:Windows 8.1 "upgrade" does weird things to my PC... how can I switch back?

It would help if you were to post the make and model of this computer.
 
If this is a OEM computer you should have a recovery partition which you can use to reinstall the operating system to the condition it came out of the box.
 
Back up all of your important data to removable media, such as an external hdd, flash drive, DVDs, etc.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/560926/windows-81-upgrade-does-weird-things-to-my-pc-how-can-i-switch-back/
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A:BSOD when doing multiple things. BAD_POOL_HEADER

I just got another BSOD when all I was doing was watching a live stream. This time it was CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. I tried getting the .dmp but it said it was corrupted.

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Windows 8.1
Toshiba Satelite C-55A
 

A:Things that are supposed to be white are grey?

That orange bar is an unusual colour for a Windows desktop which suggests you are using an unusual colour set. I am not for one moment suggesting there is anything wrong with your colour set choices, but this gray background may be part and parcel of that colour set.
 
These can be edited to quite an extent using 'Personalise'. It may be possible for you to keep the main colours but revert to a white background.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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You wonderful experts surely know what's going on and how to cure it. - I thank you in advance for your kind help!
 
Warm Regards,
          from young pensioner (74) Johannes, down-under in wintry St'g de Chile       
 
 
 

A:Weird things happen... with my desktop.

Until someone better qualified gives an answer you require:
 
I have always created a New Folder as a temp or as i call it Unrared or Unzipped Folder.
Then when i unrar a specific file , i extract it to that created folder. { Or copy and Paste the rar to the Folder and then Extract Here }.
This way i am working with the contents of the rarfile in the new folder , and the original rar is where it was stored.
Once i have used the contents for whatever , i then delete the created folder contents , knowing that the original rar is still intact.
 
I found working on PCs and laptops to many people extract different rars to the same destination and when this envolves programs can become messy and confusing or corrupt.
Hope this helps to some degree , others may have a different view.

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A:Help! Lots of crazy little things happening

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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A:Laptop running slow (tried many things) and unreadable files

Welcome to Bleeping Computer, Ian Please download SeaTools for Windows and run a Long Generic Test on the sick computer, then let us know the results.Regards,Alex

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A:Windows 7 weird things happening

For your information BrowserSafeguard is seen by some as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Here is the entry for it on BC -
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/Browsersafeguard.exe-27687.html
 
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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/browser-safeguard-remove-how-to,news-19273.html
 
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Is there a way that users without administrator access can't do the following;
Disable the Control Panel
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Block folders and files
The administrator account will be password protected.
 
 
Thanks for the advice!

A:Disallow things for a default user

Hi,
 
Is there a way that users without administrator access can't do the following;
Disable the Control Panel
No downloading and installing software
Block folders and files
The administrator account will be password protected.
 
 
Thanks for the advice!
Yeah, I assume your PC isn't on a domain: that is fine. Use local GPO's. 
 
Here is a guide:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731745.aspx
 
There is other documentation out there that goes into more detail. It's fun to play around with just be careful. I ended up screwing up an entire company and fixed it by removing that GPO. Oops!

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I know its a time consuming process, but I don't want to infect my external hard disk.
I want to know in case if I needed to use the windows OS back do I have to copy any system files?
Also if I format the system I may lose the drivers. Does Linux OS automatically takes care of the drivers or do I have to back up before formatting?
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A:what all the things needed to back up before formatting the OS?

well drivers can't be backed up that way and some also have software related to them as well you would need to download the drivers from the manufacture if you wanted to reinstall windows.
 
you would also need to consider the fact that pre installed software would also be wiped and you would need the relevant cd's or executable and software licence agreement numbers to put the software back on.
 
no Linux will not store your drivers and will format and over right windows unless you chose the option to run along side windows the advantage as well with Linux is you can run it from a liv cd.
 
you would also need to make note of your windows licence number so if you reinstalled at a later date you would have the number on the licence sticker always back this up.
 
also you would been the installation disc oem copy of windows included with your version of windows in order to put windows back on. 
 
back up all photos, music, media ECT though the cloud as you did not want to do this any other way.
 
the last thing I would say is use wine to install you applications you used to run on windows to now run on Linux.
 
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System info is in my signature.
 
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A:How do I turn off things that start with the computer

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As for your printer, either replace the ink cartridges or turn it off until you want to use it (don't leave it on at boot).

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A:Google redirects and other things

<<eminentsearchsystem>>

Based on what I see...I suggest that you follow Steps 6-10 at Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html , and initiate a topic in the malware forum linked to in the Prep Guide.

The folks in that forum will attempt to assist you .

Thanks .

Louis

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A:help needed: Hijackthis log (already tried combofix and a couple other things)

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.===How is the computer running now?Wait for further instructions.p.s.HijackThis is no longer supported.I suggest your remove it Using the Add/Remove programs applet.Use the Farbar tool from now on to report problems.<<<>>>

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A:I suspect I have malware/infection [strange things happening] what can I do?

Hello Felty, and  to the Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.I am oneof4, and I am here to help you!
I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those I suggest to you while I am cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.
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 do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems please stop and tell me about it. When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide you with detailed suggestions for prevention.
At the top right-center of the topic you will see a button called Follow this topic. If you click on this, another page will open. Please choose Instantly for notification and then clicking on Follow this topic you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.
If after 5 days you have not replied to this topic, I will assume it has been abandoned, and I will close it.
I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. Your computer fix will be based on the current condition of your computer! Any changes might delay my ability to help you.
 
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 Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.
Please copy and paste log back here.
The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe). Please also paste that along with the FRST.txt into your reply.

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A:Under attack by Cassiopesa and other things

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems. Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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ok I was sent over here by Am I infected Here is the link to my thread http www bleepingcomputer com forums t random-clicking-zooming-and-moving entry My computer will randomly click things zooms in and out by itself I do not have to be touching anything and it will do it I have turned 7.. Vaio.. & Randomly out Clicking things Windows and in Zooming Sony off my touch pad and can unplug the mouse it still does it Thank you in advance for your Windows 7.. Sony Vaio.. Randomly Zooming in and out & Clicking things help My PC is currently backing up using Cobian I am attaching my logs from Farbar ThanksScan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool FRST txt x Version - - Ran by ST administrator on MOMMA on - - Running from C Users ST DownloadsLoaded Profiles ST Available profiles ST amp Mcx -MOMMA Platform Windows Home Premium Service Pack X OS Language English United States Internet Explorer Version Default browser Chrome Boot Mode NormalTutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool http www geekstogo com forum topic -frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool Processes Whitelisted If an entry is included in the fixlist the process will be closed The file will not be moved Microsoft Corporation C Program Files Microsoft Security Client MsMpEng exe Microsoft Corporation C Windows System wlanext exe ABBYY C Program Files x Common Files ABBYY FineReaderSprint Licensing NetworkLicenseServer exe Alps Electric Co Ltd C Program Files Apoint Apoint exe Intel reg Corporation C Program Files Common Files Intel WirelessCommon iFrmewrk exe Intel Corporation C Windows System hkcmd exe Intel Corporation C Windows System igfxpers exe Logitech Inc C Program Files Logitech FlowScroll KhalScroll exe Microsoft Corporation C Program Files Microsoft Security Client msseces exe Logitech Inc C Program Files Common Files Logishrd KHAL KHALMNPR exe SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION C Program Files Common Files EPSON EPW SSRP E WT RP EXE Intel reg Corporation C Program Files Intel WiFi bin EvtEng exe Microsoft Corporation C Program Files x Windows Live Family Safety fsssvc exe RealNetworks Inc C Program Files x real realplayer RPDS Bin rpsystray exe Intel Corporation C Program Files x Intel Intel reg Rapid Storage Technology IAStorIcon exe Sony Corporation C Program Files x Sony ISB Utility ISBMgr exe Sony Corporation C Program Files x Sony PMB PMBVolumeWatcher exe Google Inc C Users ST AppData Local Google Update GoogleCrashHandler exe Google Inc C Users ST AppData Local Google Update GoogleCrashHandler exe Sony Corporation C Program Files x Common Files Sony Shared SOHLib SHTtray exe Nero AG C Program Files x Common Files Nero Nero BackItUp NBService exe PasswordBox Inc C Program Files x PasswordBox pbbtnService exe Sony Corporation C Program Files x Sony PMB PMBDeviceInfoProvider exe RealNetworks Inc C Program Files x real realplayer RPDS Bin rpdsvc exe Intel reg Corporation C Program Files Common Files Intel WirelessCommon RegSrvc exe Sony Corporation C Program Files x Sony VAIO Event Service VESMgr exe Sony Corporation C Program Files x Sony VAIO Event Service VESMgrSub exe Sony Corporation C Program Files x Sony VAIO Event Service VESMgrSub exe Microsoft Corporation C Windows SysWOW dllhost exe Microsoft Corporation C Windows SysWOW dllhost exe Microsoft Corp C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WLIDSVC EXE Zemana Ltd C Program Files x Zemana AntiMalware ZAM exe Microsoft Corp C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WLIDSVCM EXE Seiko Epson Corporation C Windows System escsvc exe Microsoft Corporation C Windows System msiexec exe Alps Electric Co Ltd C Program Files Apoint ApMsgFwd exe Alps Electric Co Ltd C Program Files Apoint ApntEx exe ALPS C Program Files Apoint Apvfb exe Zemana Ltd C Program Files x Zemana AntiMalware ZAM exe Sony Corporation C Program Files Sony VAIO Update VAIOUpdt exe Intel Corporation C Program Files Sony VAIO Care ESRV esrv exe Sony Corporation C Program Files Sony VAIO Smart Network VSNSe... Read more

A:Windows 7.. Sony Vaio.. Randomly Zooming in and out & Clicking things

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

start

CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt1] -> {FB314ED9-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt2] -> {FB314EDA-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt3] -> {FB314EDB-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt4] -> {FB314EDC-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
BHO: No Name -> {0877c1fc-19c6-4fe2-8e3d-699d8edb2964} -> No File
BHO-x32: No Name -> {0877c1fc-19c6-4fe2-8e3d-699d8edb2964} -> No File
Winsock: Catalog5 01 mswsock.dll File Not found () ATTENTION: The LibraryPath should be "%SystemRoot%\system32\NLAapi.dll"
Winsock: Catalog5 05 mswsock.dll File Not found () ATTENTION: The LibraryPath should be "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll"
Winsock: Catalog5-x64 01 mswsock.dll File Not found () ATTENTION: The LibraryPath should be "%SystemRoot%\system32\NLAapi.dll"
Winsock: Catalog5-x64 05 mswsock.dll File Not found () ATTENTION: The LibraryPath should be "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll"
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File
FF Plugin-x32: @oberon-media.com/ONCAdapter -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Oberon Media\NCAdapter\1.0.0.8\npapicomadapter.dll No File
FF Plugin-x32: @videolan.org/vlc,version=2.0.7 -> C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\npvlc.dll No File
FF Plugin-x32: @videolan.org/vlc,version=2.1.3 -> C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\npvlc.dll No File
FF Plugin HKU\.DEFAULT: gingersoftware.com/gingerPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Ginger\GingerServices\GingerServicesProxy.dll No File
FF Plugin HKU\S-1-5-21-2749176277-1097856338-3472885861-1005: @soe.sony.com/installer,version=1.0.3 -> C:\Users\ST0114\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t6lojzkz.default\extensions\{000F1EA4-5E08-4564-A29B-29076F63A37A}\plugins\npsoe.dll No File
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Program Files (x86)\mozilla firefox\plugins\NPcol400.dll [2012-11-14] (Catalina Marketing Corporation)
FF Plugin ProgramFiles/Appdata: C:\Program Files (x86)\mozilla firefox\browser\plugins\npMozCouponPrinter.dll [2015-02-26] (Coupons, Inc.)
FF Extension: DownloadTerms - C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\[email protected] [2015-03-30]
FF HKU\S-1-5-21-2749176277-1097856338-3472885861-1005\...\Firefox\Extensions: [{56254F5C-FC7A-11E1-8270-B8AC6F996F26}] - C:\Users\ST0114\AppData\Local\{56254F5C-FC7A-11E1-8270-B8AC6F996F26}
FF Extension: No Name - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\Firefox\DoNotTrack [Not Found]
CHR HKLM-x32\...\Chrome\Extension: [aaaanfggifmbbmaffeaneceafnkmihli] - C:\Users\ST0114\AppData\Local\APN\GoogleCRXs\aaaanfggifmbbmaffeaneceafnkmihli_7.14.1.0.crx [Not Found]
Task: {19C47E7D-C502-4CAA-8231-1C09A5544EA1} - System32\Tasks\7862C8D9-066E-4051-A850-CEFDAE4E2322{D1D17942-33FC-4EF1-957D-F529CAAF4279} => C:\Program Files\Shop For Rewards\PrefHelper.exe <==== ATTENTION
Task: {6FF66A21-74D6-49C0-9F88-11211944BFD4} - \BuzzSocialPoints_DNS_Checker No Task File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {C1051498-D54D-411E-97B2-A67BA1B28EE6} - \SMW_UpdateTask_Time_3334353631323937382d6c5b5a345b4132452d5a346c No Task File <==== ATTENTION
Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\7862C8D9-066E-4051-A850-CEFDAE4E2322{D1D17942-33FC-4EF1-957D-F529CAAF4279}.job => C:\Program Files\Shop For Rewards\PrefHelper.exe <==== ATTENTION
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\TEMP:03D08225
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramDat... Read more

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I have a sony laptop VPCEB FM with window home premium sp I have been having issues for a few weeks When I login I can navigate for a few seconds then there is a slight delay and I notice the screen subtly flashes as though there is an open window behind the browser My laptop freezes I have strange folders with long odd names some folder are not accessible and the fan makes noise as thought I am downloading million on my are laptop....no happening unresponsive things driver... Strange sound, applications at once I frequently clear the cache delete temporary files and uninstalled software I Strange things are happening on my laptop....no sound, unresponsive driver... no longer use but the next time I login I notice the files are back Last week I was having issues connecting to wifi and I noticed the sound on my laptop completely stopped working and the Atheros AR wireless network adapter suddenly became unresponsive I opened the Strange things are happening on my laptop....no sound, unresponsive driver... driver manager and there was a yellow triangle so I tried to update the driver and received a message stating the driver was up to date I received the same message when I attempted to update the Realtek High Definition Audio driver To troubelshoot the issue I downloaded the Realtek HIgh Definition Audio driver and the Atheros AR wireless network adapter driver from sony I manually checked each service setting msc services and was not able to configure the settings for all services that were defaulted to start automatically I have sound and I was able to connect to my wifi hotspot with my iphone and usb however I cannot connect to my wifi router and I am worried I have a virus on my machine Strange things are happening on my laptop....no sound, unresponsive driver... I downloaded Combo Fix and I have attached the file Please advise nbsp CF txt nbsp nbsp KB nbsp nbsp downloadsComboFix - - - Tom - x Microsoft Windows Home Premium GMT - Running from c users Tom Downloads ComboFix exeAV Microsoft Security Essentials Enabled Outdated B ECF CD- - -DBA -AA C ACFB A SP Microsoft Security Essentials Enabled Outdated C D - B - D-E - BD BB B SP Windows Defender Enabled Updated D DDC A- F- fae- E -DA C ACF Other Deletions C install exec users Tom AppData Local assembly tmpc users Tom GoProStudioPC- exe Files Created from - - to - - - - - - ----a-w- c programdata Microsoft Windows Defender Definition Updates D BA- - FAC- A-FB E D DDC mpengine dll - - - - ----a-w- c programdata Microsoft Microsoft Antimalware Definition Updates EC B-FE - C - ABE- A BD D A GapaEngine dll - - - - ----a-w- c programdata Microsoft Microsoft Antimalware Definition Updates B -EA - A-B FB- A ED CA gapaengine dll - - - - -------- d-----w- C Update - - - - ----a-w- c programdata Microsoft Microsoft Antimalware Definition Updates C - - B -B -BB F DCF offreg dll - - - - ----a-w- c programdata Microsoft Microsoft Antimalware Definition Updates C - - B -B -BB F DCF mpengine dll - - - - ----a-w- c programdata Microsoft Microsoft Antimalware Definition Updates Backup mpengine dll - - - - -------- d-----w- c users Tom AppData Roaming Everything - - - - -------- d-----w- c program files Everything - - - - -------- d-----w- c users Tom AppData Local Apps - - - - -------- d-----w- c users Tom AppData Roaming TechSmith - - - - -------- d-----w- c users Tom AppData Roaming SolidDocuments - - - - -------- d-----r- C S- - - - - - - - - - - -------- d-----w- c windows CheckSur - - - - -------- d-----w- c users Tom AppData Local Mozilla - - - - -------- d-----w- c program files x Spybot - Search amp Destroy - - - - -------- d-----w- c program files x Mozilla Maintenance Service - - - - -------- d-----w- c programdata regid - com techsmith - - - - -------- d-----w- c users Tom AppData Local Programs - - - - -------- d-----w- c users Tom AppData Roaming PDAppFlex - - - - -------- d-----w- c users Tom AppData Roaming iolo - - - - -------- d-----w- C perflogs - - - - -------- d-----w- c... Read more

A:Strange things are happening on my laptop....no sound, unresponsive driver...

Greetings dmez and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems simply stop and tell me.When you post your reply, use the button instead.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see the button. Click on this then choose Immediate E-Mail notification and then Proceed and you will be sent an email once I have posted a response.If you do not reply to your topic after 5 days we assume it has been abandoned and I will close it.When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide for you detailed information about how you can combat future infections.I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so.Now let's get started ===================================================Now that I am assisting you, you can expect that I will be very responsive to your situation. If you are able, I would request you check this thread at least once per day so that we can try to resolve your issues effectively and efficiently. If you are going to be delayed please be considerate and post that information so that I know you are still with me. Unfortunately, there are many people waiting to be assisted and not enough of us at BleepingComputer to go around. I appreciate your understanding and diligence.Thank you for your patience thus far. While I review our situation please run the below for me.===================================================Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST)--------------------Download Farbar Recover Scan Tool for either 32 bit or 64 bit systems and save it to your desktop <<< ImportantIf you are unsure if you have 32 bit or 64 bit simply download and try one. If that doesn't run properly the other one shouldDouble click the iconClick Yes to the disclaimerMake sure the Addition.txt box is checkedClick Scan and allow the program to runClick OK on the Scan complete screen, then OK on the Addition.txt pop up screen2 Notepad documents should now be open on your desktop.Please copy and paste the contents of both in your reply===================================================System Summary Information--------------------Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same timeType msinfo32 and press EnterLeft click on System SummaryClick File, Save, and name the file SummaryZip and attach the file to your reply===================================================Things I would like to see in your next reply. Please be sure to copy and paste any requested log information unless you are asked to attach it. FRST resultsAddition logSystem Su... Read more

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Ok! i noticed my connection starting to get oddly slow and decided to scan my pc for malware (used malwarebytes, super anti spyware, JRT) and then i used roguekiller and this is what's showing up in the results:
 

 

 
and basically i have no clue of what this is so i'd very much appreciate if any of you could help me out!!
thank you for your time
 
~eeng01

A:i seem to be infected? tried many things don't know what to do?

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems. Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Some time ago i wanted to download a program. I accidentally downloaded a virus. It deleted all my shortcuts from menu start and i cant run programs like "Run" etc

A:Virus deleted many things

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Important: To help me reviewing your logs, please post them in code boxes. You can create them by clicking on the <>-symbol on top of the reply window.    HijackThis is not the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum. With today's malware, a more comprehensive set of logs is required to determine the presence of malware.    Scan with FRST in normal modePlease download Farbar's Recovery Scan Tool to your desktop: FRST 32bit or FRST 64bit (If not sure: Start --> Computer (right click) --> properties) Run FRST.Don´t change one of the checkboxes and hit Scan.Logfiles are created on your desktop.Poste the FRST.txt and (after the first scan only!) the Addition.txt.  Scan with Gmer rootkit scannerPlease download Gmer from here by clicking on the "Download EXE" Button.Double click on the randomly named GMER.exe. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent.If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO.In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ...
SectionsIAT/EATShow All ( should be unchecked by default )Leave everything else as it is.Close all other running programs as well as your Browser.Click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.Once done click on the Save.. button, and in the File name area, type in "ark.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop.Please post the content of the ark.txt here.**Caution**Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries Scan with TDSS-KillerPlease read and follow these instructions carefully. We do not want it to fix anything yet (if found), we need to see a report first.Download TDSSKiller.zip and extract to your desktopExecute TDSSKiller.exe by doubleclicking on it.
Press Start Scan
If Malicious objects are found, do NOT select Copy to quarantine. Change the action to Skip, and save the log.
Once complete, a log will be produced at the root drive which is typically C:\ ,for example, C:\TDSSKiller.<version_date_time>log.txtPlease attach this file to your next reply. 

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A:Trojan.Gen.2 keeps showing up on scan, weird things happening.

Hey my friend, Can you give me please the file path of the file it detects as Malware?Please download FRST (by Farbar) from the link below and save it to your Desktop.Download Mirror #1If you are unsure whether you have 32-Bit or 64-Bit Windows, see hereDisable all anti-virus and anti-malware software to prevent them inhibiting FRST in any way. If you are unsure how to do this, see THIS.Double-click FRST.exe/FRST64.exe (depending on which version you downloaded) to run it. (if you have Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8: Please do a Right click on the FRST icon and select Run as Administrator)When the disclaimer appears, click Yes.Click Scan to start FRST.When FRST finishes scanning, two logs, FRST.txt and Addition.txt will open.Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of both of these logs into your next post please.

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A:A number of suspicious things are happening: Windows 8.1, HP laptop

Hi shobo I see that no one picked up your thread. Do you still need assistance with these issues?

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Hi Yesterday I installed a dodgy bit of software it Hijacked? Browser among other things. :( has since been removed and now I have all sorts of trouble First I noticed that some random programs had installed and were Browser Hijacked? among other things. :( running in the bottom right of Windows screen I freaked out and uninstalled them in Control Panel Did Browser Hijacked? among other things. :( a virus scan with Microsoft Security Essentials and SuperAntiSpyware It found a Trojan or and a heap of PUPs but cleaned them up without a problem Now whenever I go to my Internet Browser it defaults back to this homepage Browser Hijacked? among other things. :( http www delta-homes com type hp amp ts amp z dcfea d b b a d g z c o g q m edg q amp from wpm amp uid WDCXWD EARS- MVWB WD-WCAZA If I change the homepage it changes back whenever I restart the browser I was using Firefox but uninstalled it to try to rid myself of the problem IE is doing exactly the same thing Can someone help me please

A:Browser Hijacked? among other things. :(

Hello I will assist you with the removal.Please follow the instructions below. If you don't understand anything, feel free to stop and ask.MiniToolbox by FarbarPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList DevicesList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump FilesList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.===Security Check by screen317Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of the log in your next reply.Regards,Alex

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I'm typing from my tablet, I accidentally posted earlier when auto rotate spazzed out on me lol. It won't let me edit the post. Word count? I guess I could add to the story that my tablet was connected to my pc via usb and that after disconnecting the wireless pc signal I used the tablet to create an account here, I checked for the email and my auto sync was shut off. Not normal either.
Also this is probably in the wrong section. Cam a moderator please move it

A:Some interesting things are happening with my computer. Please help

Hi, my computer started acting funny last night. Every five seconds or so it would freeze for about two seconds. I checked the cord and if it's seated properly. Rebooted and it seemed to help. Went to bed and sat back down today and is doing it again. I checked the performance tab and all eight cpu cores are bouncing up and down. Not Normal. There were three conhost.exe processes running and they all pointed back to windows/system32. I ended all three process trees. Then while I was waiting for one to open back up, (it is a legit process right?), I noticed something called dbus-daemon running.i ended that tree as well. I ran Mal ware bytes and something pooped up called screen 317 that I ran which saved a report to notepad. Mwb,tablet typing is hard, quarantined something called candy in my power iso.Dc'd the Internet connection, removed recently purchased blue tooth chip, tablet and phone from usb.about 2 minutes later my video driver failed. The Web page I was looking at, like this forum and the 317 page, are no longer visible. I think I remembered everything and put it in the right order as it happened.

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So, programs on my computer have been doing weird things. For example, if i'm using windows media player to watch a movie it'll go to full screen/window mode randomly (instead of just staying in complete full screen) and the bottom bar where your play button is supposed to be just goes white and i have to restart window media player to get it to work. Or when i'm playing league of legends, things just randomly disappear on the homescreen and sometimes the whole program just freezes, but I am able to hear music/sounds. or..... if i'm playing path of exile it'll randomly crash and freeze and sometimes hard freezes my computer causing me to manually restart. Thanks to whoever might be able to help

A:Programs are doing odd things...

Hello there    
 
Welcome to Bleeping Computer, I'm LighthouseParty. Let's run a couple of scans to see what could be causing this.
 Step One:Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop
Double click MiniToolBox.
Select the following and then press go.
Post the log in your next reply.
Flush DNS
Reset IE Proxy Settings
Reset FF Proxy Settings
List Installed Programs
List Restore Points
 Step Two:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop
Double click mbam-setup-x.x.x.xxxx and follow the on-screen instructions.
On the dashboard, click update now.
After that, click scan now - the scan will now begin.
When the scan's completed, select apply actions - make sure the action is quarantine.
Restart your computer.
How to get the log.
On the dashboard, select the history tab and click application logs.
Select the log which has the time and date of when you did the scan.
Click copy to clipboard and paste it into your reply.
Step Three:Please download Security Check to your desktop
Double click SecurityCheck and follow the on-screen instructions.
A log should open, called checkup.txt.
Please post the contents of it in your next reply.
Thanks and good luck!

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Oh dear just recently got my daughter's computer cleaned of up with up start Strange computer things starting maleware and now mine So I have picked up a nasty and need help in bannishing it from my computer I have three things that open when I start Strange things starting up with computer start up the computer that I can't seem to get rid of Strange things starting up with computer start up see inclosed pic There is also one possibly two desktop icons that should not be there I'm also getting a box pop up in the bottom right of the screen in Japanese I've run malwarebytes Anti malware and it quarenteened a number if threats but these things still persist after shutting down and re starting I've right clicked on the desktop icon that I know shouldn't be there it's in japanese and selected the shred with AVG option but it tells me it cannot shred it I've gone to the folder it's in and tried to delete that but again it won't let me I've also tried to uninstal it through the control panel but when I click the uninstall button it comes up with a box with three option buttons all in Japanese I have no idea what they say so I'm not about to click any of them lol So I'd be very grateful if someone can help me get rid of this TIA Norma

A:Strange things starting up with computer start up

Try using the Revo pro uninstaller. It has a free version but I think using the 30 day Trial pro version is advisable. Use the
Advanced Mode. Of course, you can try the free version first....your option.
Instructions and capabilities: Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstaller
Download: Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems
 
I don't know if AdwCleaner or Junkware Remover Tool is finding and removing that unknown to me program. Worth a try and 
you likely have other adware needing cleaning up.
 
download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
After reviewing the log, click on the Clean button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.
Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.
Last but advisable to use to find not only adware but malware, too:
Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window. (Eset can take more than an hour to run so plan accordingly)
Click the button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.
Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
Click the Start button.
Accept any security warnings from your browser.
Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
Click Advanced settings and select the following:
Scan potentially unwanted applications
Scan for potentially unsafe applications
Enable Anti-Stealth technology
ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
When the scan completes, click List Threats
Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
Click the Back button.
Click the Finish button.
NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

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ok I was sent over here by "Am I infected" Here is the link to my thread...
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/573722/random-clicking-zooming-and-moving/#entry3685955
 
My computer will randomly click things.. zooms in and out by itself. I do not have to be touching anything and it will do it. I have turned off my touch pad and can unplug the mouse. it still does it... 

Thank you in advance for your help!
 
 

A:Windows 7.. Sony Vaio.. Randomly Zooming in and out & Clicking things

You were advised to follow the instructions in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide and post your logs in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team.

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A:What things will a VPN do to me, if I'm just playing games?

I believe you shouldn't be worrying as long as you don't perform any confidential business through them.

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A:heard bad things about windows defender

Windows Defender under Windows 7 is only an antispyware and not an antivirus. You can't remove it as it is part of the OS - the most that you can do is disabling it, but leaving it on won't hurt anyone.Also the "Windows Defender cannot be turned off" only applies to Windows 10 AFAIK - even under 8 and 8.1 WD did not behave that way.

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A:How do i search for things?

G'day klartofle, and Welcome to BC
 
Press the Windows key, and tap the R key
 
This will bring up a "run" box
 
Type %appdata% in there and hit enter or click on ok

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Recently purchased and dowloaded malwarebytes protection, and now I cannot print. I can see the printers I have installed but upon printing it says I have no printers installed. If I attempt to add a printer I receive the message "The Active Directory Domain Services is unavailable." If I attempt to start the printer spooler I receive the message "Windows could not start Printe Spooler services on Local Computer Error 0x800706b9: Not enough resources are available to complete this operation."

I don't know what to try anymore. I have researched and tried many solutions, but none have worked. Thank you
 

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