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Q: pc tower humming

i have a yr old desktop hp humming tower pc pc with mb of mem recently added motherboard is a trigem have celeron processer ghz i have two fans inside case first one is cpu fan the other fan is inclose inside its own case inside the pc tower and blows hot air outside the pc through the back below that is a vent the sides of pc tower have vents but are small the pc tower is sitting on two sm bricks that allow air to flow underneath it i have the pc tower in a desk cabinet with the door on the front that can be open which i have open when pc is on the back of the cabinet is open pc tower humming so air can escape and so i can hook up wires to pc i also have made sm pc tower humming vents in both sides of desk cabinet to allow for cross ventlation thus my problem i still notice a humming from pc at times when visiting gaming sites not the poker sites but sites like teagames com mousebreaker com etc i usually download sm size games under mb but don t play them everyday what i notice is when i do play these games after a while i notice pc get noiser and right side of tower gets a little warm to the touch leaving site pc quiets down and tower cools off but i still notice faint humming noise coming from pc almost have to put ear to tower to hear it any ideas or thoughs on a possible solution would be big help nbsp

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So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.
 

A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/power-supply-bigger-than-the-tower-frustrated-by-hp-psu-tower.148841/
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A:Hooking old tower to new tower to retrieve old programs

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hooking-old-tower-to-new-tower-to-retrieve-old-programs.613660/
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Ever since then, the computer starts up with the fan working really hard then quiets down after load up.

Should I be worried?
 

A:fan humming on boot up

Some systems do this, the fan on me E6300 whizzes on switching on for about a couple of seconds then goes quiet. But you should have a look to see if the fan on the CPU is spinning more slowly or erratically as that would indicate it may be on its way out
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/fan-humming-on-boot-up.513760/
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Thanks, Tammy
 

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and Im using Microlab M580. using it for 6 years.

Can u plz tell me what happend to it?
 

A:Humming From Sound box.

Can you try another set of speakers? Could be time for new set
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/humming-from-sound-box.1071978/
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A:Buzzing...humming...

check for a fan going bad, or a wire or something rubbing against a fan. Could be the hard drive is loose in the drive bay and vibrating
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/buzzing-humming.209420/
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Chanter000
 

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The speakers were fine on my old computer and I had no problems with them. The noise also comes through when headphones are on.

If anyone know knows anything that could help please let me know!
 

A:Speakers humming and static

Could be a bad jack or audio chip, I'd be trying to return it for exchange.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/speakers-humming-and-static.694595/
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A:humming noise on standby

Hi again Grandpa, you are always going to have a gentle kind of humming sound when your computer is running, and I guess I would compare it to a refrigerator (a bit softer though). Any program that you open is going to access the hard drive, but you really shouldn't hear much (if any) difference.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/humming-noise-on-standby.39884/
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A:E-Machine & a humming noise

I believe your talking about the Powersupply? The box with wires coming out of it? Although I've never seen a Powersupply with a fan mounted on the ceiling of the box, so I could be wrong. If you have a big techie-friend guy he could pop open the Powersupply for ya, but even some hot-shot Network Tech's won't break into a Powersupply- It voids your warrantys and you might 'trocute yourself on the thing. Most Powersupplies have your run-of-the-mill 80mm fan connected to the board with a three pin connecter (some older ones I've seen are just wired to the board, though). Installing a new one is pretty easy if your accustomed to the environment. You can get one of these things at BestBuy for like...8 dollars?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/e-machine-a-humming-noise.62967/
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A:High Pitch Humming

Make sure you are using the latest version of Direct X - version 8.1

Change your display resolution and color depth before launching the game. Like step down to 16bit color or up to 24bit.

Try getting rid of any unnecessary services that are running in the background.

Keep checking for driver updates. They come out all the time, and they could fix your problem too!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/high-pitch-humming.91153/
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A:Speakers Humming Constantly!

Hello, and welcome to Bleeping Computer!Am I right to assume that the speakers worked before reformatting?Do you have another set of speakers to plug into this machine to see if that makes a difference?Please go to:Start > right click on My Computer > Manage > Device ManagerDo you see any yellow or red '!' or '?' listed anywhere in the right panel?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40381/speakers-humming-constantly/
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A:Speaker Humming with USB Mouse.

Originally Posted by Ayson


My speaker starts humming when i plug the mouse into the front panel USB port.

I have 2 front panel USB.
The humming more prominent with the mouse plugged to one of them.

There is no humming when connected to back ports.
There is no humming when a pen drive is connected to either of the front ports!

I tried another mouse on the front and that causes humming too.

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My speakers are connected on the rear.

Probably some irreparable problem on the front panel PCB, but if someone has experienced a similar problem and solved it please help.



back USB ports are grounded to the mobo, front aren't. fronts are connected by cable.

Do the headphones hum? when you record with the mic and play it back does that have a hum?

Ken

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A:Humming through monitor speakers.

Could be a ground loop problem. I really don't know.

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thanks
 

A:High Pitch Humming

Just a shot in the dark...but I can definitely narrow it down to a video card or possibly sound card problem....and I'm gonna bet it has to do with drivers...especially since you're running Windows 2000, defintely look into driver updates...and one other shot may be your settings on your video card, or more specifically the game's settings for your video card....you might be having a 3D problem...make sure your video card has enough on board memory <32MB would be sufficient>, those are my two guesses, tho like I said, they are just shots in the dark!!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/high-pitch-humming.91087/
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A:HP w2408h - humming / buzzing sound

Hi! I had now got to the bottom of this problem. And what I figured out:  Problem: Humming / Buzzing sound from HP's (19 - 24 inches ?) (models >2008 ?) widescreen "mirror surface" displays.Users figure: Brightness level affects this sound "pitch".Source of this sound: Power and/or backlight inverter (coil vibrance).Cause: Bad filter capacitor(s) or coil(s) or both.Solution: HP will not repair this monitor under warranty but they will send you a brand new one.DIY solution: Fast: use spray called "transformer varnish" to mount components tightly to PCB so no coil vibration is possible. Better: Replace components (capacitors / coils). Warranty void if varnish is used or components replaced or even monitor case removed.   So call directly to HP support if warranty left. Otherwise try a local tv repair shop or do-it-yourself (diy).

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A:5.1 surround sound humming/static

Maybe your cables aren't properly shielded, try replacing them with better quality ones.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/5-1-surround-sound-humming-static.67189/
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A:BSOD with loud humming noise

Hi. . .
 
Your other thread - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/607675/bsod-with-loud-humming-noise/#entry3954487
 
The Mods will merge them soon.
 
There were no BSOD mini kernel memory dump files in the attached zip file.
 
No signs of a full  kernel dump either (c:\windows\memory.dmp).
 
I also checked the WER (Windows Error Reporting) section of msinfo32 - no BSODs reported there either.
 
I even checked the Event Viewer logs - no signs of BSODs.
 
Are you sure you had a BSOD? Did you actually see the blue screen yourself?
 
I'm not sure what to tell you at this point other than to post if/when this phenomenon occurs again. There really is nothing for me to do at this time.
 
Are you experiencing continual system problems or was this a one-time thing?
 
Regards. . .
 
jcgriff2

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A:BSOD with loud humming noise

Hi. . .
 
Please run the BSOD Posting Instructions - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
 
I don't know what to tell you about the noise at this time, especially if it's gone and can't be reproduced.
 
Regards. . .
 
jcgriff2

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A:{RESOLVED} Monitor Buzz/Humming

I would say for you to just replace it and forget the hassles of trying to fix it. It could be your video card but try another monitor first on your computer, and if it still happens with your other monitor then you know its the video card. If it doesn't happen agian then you know its the monitor. Please let me know what happens.

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RLK3
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/resolved-monitor-buzz-humming.34505/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/humming-sound-connecting-laptop-to-tv.904485/
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A:High pitch Humming sound

I'd say it's the PSU. Try with the motherboard disconnected to be sure.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/high-pitch-humming-sound.76624/
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Any thoughts on what the problem is, or what I can do to fix it? Is it a bad power supply? Or is something fried?

Thanks.
 

A:Humming Noise - Computer Not Turning On

Sounds like a Power Supply failure . . do you have another one to switch out to test?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/humming-noise-computer-not-turning-on.622646/
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A:Solved: Humming power supply

Well, I guess no help is needed after all, a friend of mine found a fan in his house (ancient piece of plastic) and after much molten plastic and the smell of O3 filling the air, I haven't heard the loud noise yet but my copmuter has only been on for an hour or so, thanks anyway everyone
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-humming-power-supply.759825/
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Experiment: connect a set of PC speakers to the green "Audio Out"  socket. You don't need to turn them on.That should turn-off the "internal" speakers.Does the noise stop? If so, then the source of the noise was being fed through the internal speakers.No idea how to fix the above, but it's an interesting experiment. Another idea: turn it off, disconnect the AC power. Press the ON/OFF button, to drain any "residual" power.Then, take a can of compressed air, and blow some air into the computer.It could be some dust on the voltage transformer, causing an electrical "buzz". 

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A fan or hard drive can broadcast and electrical hum or buzz in a computer
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/maddening-buzzing-humming-when-computer-is-idle.134472/
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A:PC slow (humming sound/video) after awake from sleep

What browser are you using and is the hum on every single video?

Better specify which video and audio drivers you are using, as well, since it's an older video card, I would only use the one from the manufacturer's web site as official.

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A:Humming noise coming from my brand new DELL Inspiron 7459 All-in-one

Yes, 
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Hi,

I am extremely sorry that this thread was not attended to. There are not many people in this field.

In case you still require help, kindly respond to this thread and I will be notified via email and you should expect a response from me in 48 hours.
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A:Satellite X200-191 => Laptop turns on 4 seconds, black screen,humming sound

Hello

To be honest that?s a really long story and I think we can?t help you here and tell you what the problem is exactly because it?s just an user to user forum. I think you need professional help from notebook technicians, they can check what the problem is.

According your posting I think it?s a hardware malfunction, maybe the mainboard but this must be checked from professional technicians.

You should contact an authorized service provider in your country. You can find a list of them here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

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A:old HD new tower

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A:BSOD after PC tower was hit

SSD is take no damage from the vibrations like HDD does. However the driver causing the BSOD is the Intel Rapid Storage Technology. You might wanna remove that.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/353576-bsod-after-pc-tower-hit.html
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xigmatek-CP...0680271&sr=8-3

Does it make a big difference when the PSU is mounted at the top or bottom?.

I really need to know as i have just purchased a new mb, i was also thinking of purchasing a case with a bottom mount for a psu.

I need to hear some info before i make my mind up.

As always, i appreciated the advice.

A:PC tower PSU top or bottom?

I can always mod the the case, adding a new hole on the top in the centre for a fan.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/195948-pc-tower-psu-top-bottom.html
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A:Tower clicks

You are going to need to remove the side of the case and try to isolate the noiseA clicking sound is usually related to hard drive problems. Often called the click of deathhttp://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276233/tower-clicks/
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A:Lego USB Tower

try finding vista drivers they might work better

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A:Need help. Tower won't boot up

Your eMachines is one of those with the infamous failing motherboard. The motherboard failure eventually causes the power supply to fail, and your symptoms are simlar to what we have seen a great number of times... well over 125 times, and we have a lot of failed eMachines in our barn awaiting resolution. Your hard drive, memory, cpu and heatsink are likely still good, and you can rescue the data. But it is possible your motherboard will not work properly again. You might borrow a power supply to test, but I would not waste money on one.
eMachines wants $179 plus shipping for the board, plus $75 for the power supply.

It could also be something as simple as a bad hard drive, and a replacement for $50 or $60 from Newegg, Directron, TigerDirect, Outpost, or ZipZoomfly will take care of it. You can probably still recover the data off the old drive by placing it in an external USB enclosure. Borrow or buy, you can always use another hard drive.
 

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A:Should I use my old CPU cooling tower or the OEM one?

if u read the comments in the newegg link for the Vishera alot of people are saying the stock heatsink sucks......so probably use the rosewill cooler if it is quiet and works well.......... and i wouldn't worry about longevity, u can always replace the fan on it if and when it fails
 

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Barbaramac.
 

A:Solved: tower for PC

Well, a 2GB harddrive is practically microscopic in storage capacity.

I can only assume that the processor is weak, and the graphics card would need to be to fit comfortably in a case that size.

To answer your question, no, it is nowhere near as good as most fullsize desktops, and is a lot worse than most laptops. The only thing that really compares to the tower you described are the ultra-portable notebooks that are mainly used for word processing and web surfing.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-tower-for-pc.728337/
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A:Air Flow in Tower

It's not specific to just that Cooler Master case. In any situation where you stack numerous drives, air flow is impeded as there typically isn't much space between the drives. You would overcome the issue by using fans to suck more air through the case.

As for the module, it converts 3 (not the - inferring one) 5.25" bays. I prefer the Icy Dock model as the drives are all accessible from the outside. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994028
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/air-flow-in-tower.1018162/
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A:Getting a new tower for old monitor

it will definitely work , it will just look like crap.. its totally worth getting an LCD if what you currently have is an older CRT monitor
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/getting-a-new-tower-for-old-monitor.979855/
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A:new tower fans

Originally Posted by narcopletic pc


im going to update my stock case fans with a couple Vantec torndoes. the only issue i am afraid of is actually causing a vacuum within the case as to where the air can actually be sucked back through my power unit causing it to over heat.... is this possible?



it is happening, per the new PC case layouts were seeing with the PSU on the floor of the case sucking straight from the outside & venting it back out the rear..

but the old case design has worked perfectly for years with the PSU at the top, thats why a 140mm fan was added to newer PSUs to help remove hot air from the case

but its not really an issue, your PSU will never die from the extra heat of your components...

it is on the other hand possible to create a ''dead spot'' where the PSU fan cannot extract due to chassis fan configs, but each case is different so its something you would have to test.

move your chassis fans to different locations each time holding your hand by the PSU exhaust, see if the flow changes at all. (i doubt it will)

i always try to put a ''positive'' pressure inside the case (more intake than exhaust), so air cant be sucked in through cracks & drive bays, thus lowering dust coverage

but a PSU can get very hot so i wouldnt worry too much....

SK

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A:Tower not getting power?

Hi garaboldi,

This might sound daft, but I've done it before. Have you made sure that you have plugged it in and switched on at the wall socket? Is there power to the wall socket? Try with another appliance that you know is working. Does the fuse need changing in the plug, and is the wiring secure?

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A:Can I use my Tuniq Tower 120 with this lot?

I don't own one.

A little web searching makes it look like Tuniq hasn't produced a backplate and retention bracket for this model for Socket 1366.

I suppose that they could if they wished. My cooler is a Thermalright Ultra 120. It was an existing product to which Thermalright added Socket 1366 support. (Works well on an I7 920 at 3.8 GHz.)

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/26247-can-i-use-my-tuniq-tower-120-lot.html
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A:installing IDE in new tower.

Look for a blue connector next to the 24pin power connector. I can see it in the manual
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01859455.pdf

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A:Making a new Tower

If you are not going to overclock, you shouldn't need Ballistix RAM, but Crucial is a good brand.

That's a good basic case.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/157279-making-new-tower.html
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A:Tower with no Monitor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by codyw


A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?


Don't even think about using the laptop screen as the desktop monitor unless you know exactly what you are doing, how the desktop was configured, etc. What you are proposing is having the XP desktop set up like a headless server, connecting the desktop and laptop via a crossover cable (or connecting to a network) then "running" the desktop using remote access from the laptop. Not a simple undertaking.

Buy a cheap used monitor and keyboard for the desktop - it's cheaper than replacing a fried laptop!

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GEWB

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A:» Help Deciding on a tower Pc

Do you have a budget for this?

You don't mention hard drives. You should certainly get an SSD for at least Windows and applications. You can use an ordinary hard drive to store data.

I don't game, but I'd guess gaming types would tell you to emphasize the graphics card. There are several steps above the GTX660 that you could consider, but it may be perfectly fine for the games he intends to play. I have no idea.

What resolution will he use?

An i7-4790 would likely be considered overkill for gaming, but if it's within your budget, knock yourself out.

Likewise with 16 GB of RAM rather than 8.

What case do you have in mind?

What power supply?

I assume overclocking is not on your agenda since you haven't chosen a K series processor. In that case, there's no reason to splurge on a Z97 motherboard.

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A:tower melt down

This is some interesting reading
It's a pdf document
www.freeweb.hu/t-t/elokep/pic/download/tb067a.pdf

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/230524/tower-melt-down/
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If I bought a pair of tower stereo speaker is there anyway to hook them to the PC?
 

There is a possibility but there is a need to know what kind of in/output jack on the logitech speakers are being used. Usually the 3.5mm stereo plug jack type can be soldered on the speaker wires and then connect on the logitech 3.5 jacks audio out. The in audio jack then would be connected to your PCs audio jack. There are also dual 3.5 mm male/female to RCA audio adapter http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-splitter-Adapter-Female/dp/B004D0LTL2 if you prefer the RCA cable. All audio outputs should pass the amplified speakers going to the PC. 

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A:My Hp tower crashes sometimes?

Hello,lets get some logs and see what we have.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

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A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.Next run Superantisypware (SAS): Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home UsersDouble-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.Click the Scanning Control tab.Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then ... Read more

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