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Q: Best Buy Geek Squad install

months ago I bought the HP Windows Home Premium I have always had HP computers with Outlook Express as my e-mail server I didn't know that Outlook Express was not a part of my new Windows so since Best install Squad Buy Geek I was on Roadrunner Best Buy Geek Squad installed Webmail tru Google Chrome Bare with me here I am a basic computer operator So what do I know about other e-mail servers available nothing and I said ok Well this webmail nyc etc has terrible filters or almost none and I think it is corrupt I get an e-mail from a relative and a friend of mine also gets the same e-mail they don't know each other So this is as I said logging on Google Chrome My Internet Explorer is of course separate Is there a way to get rid of Webmail nyc in Google Chrome Best Buy Geek Squad install for another mail server in Google Chrome or can I get rid of Google Chrome therefore get rid of the dasdardly Webmail nyc etc Would it be best to go thru my Internet Explorer for my e-mail server I suspect I would still have to do away with the webmail thing before proceeding I know this is not directly related to my new Windows but since HP didn't supply Outlook Express all my problems started I have read about Windows mail Windows live essentials Outlook Express free Outlook notfree and it appears the Geek Squad if they knew anything would have used what was available in Windows Thank you for trying to desern what I am trying to relate I read about pages here and nothing related to my problem E Connell

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Preferred Solution: Best Buy Geek Squad install

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A: Best Buy Geek Squad install

This from Microsoft:Outlook Express isn't available in Windows Vista or Windows 7?you can't download it or run it on either version of Windows. However, you can install an e‑mail program from another company or use Windows Live Mail?a free program that is part of Windows Live Essentials.
Trying to download Outlook Express in Windows Vista or Windows 7?
What email SERVICE do you use? What is after the @ in your email address? Knowing that we can better recommend a course of action.

Regards,
GEWB

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My computer is only about months old My son got the keys a little sticky so I brought it to Best Buy they after Pop ups Squad Geek sent it out and I got it back with a new keyboard Now I m getting a ton of pop ups I never got pop ups before I brought it to Pop ups after Geek Squad them Here s my log Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows Vista SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v Boot mode Normal Running processes C Windows system taskeng exe C Program Files Dell DellDock DellDock exe C Windows system Dwm exe C Windows Explorer EXE C Program Files Windows Defender MSASCui exe C Program Files DellTPad Apoint exe C Program Files IDT WDM sttray exe C Windows System hkcmd exe C Windows System igfxpers exe C Windows System WLTRAY EXE C Program Files Dell QuickSet quickset exe C Program Files Intel Intel Matrix Storage Manager IAAnotif exe C Windows system igfxsrvc exe C Program Files CyberLink PowerDVD DX PDVDDXSrv exe C Program Files Dell Support Center bin sprtcmd exe C Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exe C Program Files Windows Sidebar sidebar exe C Program Files Windows Live Messenger msnmsgr exe C Windows ehome ehtray exe C Program Files Yahoo Messenger YahooMessenger exe C Program Files DellTPad ApMsgFwd exe C Program Files DellTPad HidFind exe C Program Files DellTPad Apntex exe C Windows ehome ehmsas exe C Program Files Windows Media Player wmpnscfg exe C Windows system wuauclt exe C Program Files Internet Explorer ieuser exe C Program Files Internet Explorer iexplore exe C Program Files Windows Live Toolbar wltuser exe C Windows system Macromed Flash FlashUtil b exe C Windows system SearchFilterHost exe C Program Files Trend Micro HijackThis HijackThis exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Page URL http g msn com USCON R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Page URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Search URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Search SearchAssistant R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Search CustomizeSearch R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Window Title Internet Explorer provided by Dell R - HKCU Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Internet Settings ProxyOverride local R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Toolbar LinksFolderName O - Hosts localhost O - BHO AcroIEHelperStub - DF C-E AD- -A -FA C EBDC - c Program Files Common Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelperShim dll O - BHO Media Access Startup - B D C-B CB- b -BA - B E E - C Program Files Media Access Startup HPIEAddOn dll O - BHO NP Helper Class - B D C-B CB- b -BA - B E E - C Program Files Internet Saving Optimizer NPIEAddOn dll O - BHO no name - C C A-E - b - D - CECB - no file O - BHO Search Helper - EBF - F- bff-A F-B E AAC B - C Program Files Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack Search Helper SEPsearchhelperie dll O - BHO Java tm Plug-In SSV Helper - BB-D F - C-B EB-D DAF D D - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dll O - BHO Windows Live Sign-in Helper - D - C - ABF- ECC- C - C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WindowsLiveLogin dll O - BHO System Search Dispatcher - CDBFB B- A - -BF - DCE D - C Program Files System Search Dispatcher ssd dll O - BHO Java tm Plug-In SSV Helper - DBC -A - b-BC - C C C A - C Program Files Java jre bin jp ssv dll O - BHO Windows Live Toolbar Helper - E A DC - - A - EA-DC EC ACF - C Program Files Windows Live Toolbar wltcore dll O - Toolbar amp Windows Live Toolbar - FA EF- D- D - B F- A D - C Program Files Windows Live Toolbar wltcore dll O - HKLM Run Windows Defender ProgramFiles Windows Defender MSASCui exe -hide O - HKLM Run Apoint C Program Files DellTPad Apoint exe O - HKLM R... Read more

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Geek Squad deleted my operating system while attempting to remove a virus. Black screen when powered up, do not have recovery disc. Was running windows vista business oem so if I was to purchase Microsoft windows Vista Business SP1 64 bit English ? OEM System builder Pack would this get me back up and running?

A:Geek Squad

Hi agraysa,

Format and re-install of the operating system should get you back on up and running but are you sure the Geek Squad deleted the operating system on your computer? Can you computer boot up to safe mode?

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I would like your opinion on this service. We are not experianced with web. had son helping but sometimes need to get advanced help. Also he is busy and travels all over the world, now he is in Middle East, then Norway.

What do yall think about hiring help for $199.00? I think we need to this laptop taken back to basics or what ever its called. Would liek to keep pics of hydroponic experiment in library though. No copies or negatives. Thank you in advance for opinions. $199 a year.

A:Geek Squad at Best Buy ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Meerkat2


I would like your opinion on this service. We are not experianced with web. had son helping but sometimes need to get advanced help. Also he is busy and travels all over the world, now he is in Middle East, then Norway.

What do yall think about hiring help for $199.00? I think we need to this laptop taken back to basics or what ever its called. Would liek to keep pics of hydroponic experiment in library though. No copies or negatives. Thank you in advance for opinions. $199 a year.


If you are comfortable with following tutorials step by step and following instructions here, we can fix just about anything they can but with more knowledge, proven methods and its free. Not to mention we have a ton of Microsoft MVP's and other prominent members of the IT community who post here.

As far as Best Buy for 199.00 a year, what are you getting for that? Typically, after the initial investment and the odd hardware failure, you should go 5ish years without putting a dime into it if you know how to fix stuff yourself.

The service they offer I couldn't vouch for one way or another but I would say they are probably like every other PC repair business. Their job is to get the problem fixed that you describe and get you out quickly.. If thats not possible, their next mission is to upsell and that usually means you get talked into a new PC or a couple parts you may or may not need and they will double the cost + labor. Don't get me wrong, there are honest PC repair companies but good luck finding them.

My two cents.

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Hi, everyone!

I have a 256MB Geek Squad USB drive which has no drivers for Windows 98, and Windows 98 SE is my primary system. I've tried installing Sandisk Cruzer and other USB key drivers into my system, but the drive is still not detectable and therefore not usable. GeekSquad doesn't offer Windows 98 drivers for it for download either. Is there any way I can get drivers for it?
 

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So I am a current student in the network engineering field I go to Arizona to visit some family bad gone squad Geek restore Of course everyone wants me to look at thier computer while I am here So there is a laptop that Geek squad restore gone bad has been restored quot Restored to factory setting while backing up files and folders quot Anyways restored to factory my Stuff all over the computer but the squad did manage to back up windows program files documents and Geek squad restore gone bad settings i and swsetup with all original files in folders My question is and I know their is an easy way of doing it cause geeksquads online support wants to charge fifty bucks for the answer can i migrate files and registry without having to do it completly from dos Files and folders are uncompressed and can easily be moved but i just want to migrate programs and registry and not put the computer back in its reboot loop from moving the one windows file that was corrupted Any easy way out of this would be greatly appreciated nbsp

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The problem started when my laptop randomly flashed blue restarted and wasn t able to boot I turned it off and when I turned it back on it was able to boot After a while it wasn t able to boot Windows at all I brought it in to Geek Squad because I had a hardware warranty on the laptop and they were able to fix the booting problem but they told me I had viruses and that I would need to pay them to fix that I decided to not go that route and try this route So I am now running my laptop on Safe Mode with networking enabled 117 Viruses Geek are said Squad there I tried to go through the Preparation Guide and got to Geek Squad said there are 117 Viruses the point where I run DDS but it is not running the small black window flashes for a second and then disappears What should I do The laptop runs Windows Vista Home Premium and is a -bit Operating System

A:Geek Squad said there are 117 Viruses

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Ok the computer im on now is terrible, trust me i know its terrible. Ok i am trying to get this to run World of Warcraft. Ok on the system requiremets lab i failed the test and i was thinking about sending my PC to geek squad. I was going to ask them to ubgrade my Windows OS to XP, my system RAM to 1 gig, video card to NVIDIA GeForce or 2, fix all the bugs and slowness, and mabey upgrade my processor. How much would this range up to?
 

A:Would geek squad hook me up?

lmao, you're talking about bestbuy premium help, expect to pay 500-600 dollars AT LEAST. I bet you could learn how to do it yourself really easy.
 

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Sorry, idk if this is the right place for this. I guess it kind of has something to do with networking
Anyways, recently I have been thinking about swapping out my mobo and all of my components in my HPE 300z and put them a new case. Unfortunately the wireless LAN card that I have is embedded and the wire leading up to the antenna travels through a hole in the top of my case, preventing me from removing it in one piece. Basically I have 2 options:

1.) Snip the wire, and by another wirless LAN, that is not embedded, down the road
2.) take it into geek sqaud and have them remove the card, and them put it back on when I install the mobo into the new case

My Question is: Roughly how much would geek squad charge to remove and replace an embedded LAN card?
 

A:Geek Squad Question

I would have thought that you would be able to remove the cable from the motherboard... seems silly for HP do make something like that.

I would suspect they would charge minimum $50... I would contact HP instead to find out how to remove it without destroying the wire, or at least look at their documentation.
 

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i was wonder if the "geek squad" at best buy is free for everyone or do u have to purchase a computer from them...also how about circuit city? i was wondering if i can bring my processor and let the experts solve the problem in person. Does anyone know a good location where i can do it? i.e. best buy, circuit city, etc?
 

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Hey Guys I'm not Geek have I says viruses... Squad computer illiterate but I'm definitely no expert either I'd appreciate your advice I Geek Squad says I have viruses... have a laptop I purchased a yrs ago from BestBuy In the past few months it has slowed down significantly The video games I used to play in high med settings I can't even play in all low settings now I deleted some stuff from my harddrive to make more space and then ran malwarebytes and avast but they both said my cpu was clean I ran a performance test program and it said my memory and cpu were significantly slower than it should be running at about capacity I have GB of RAM Duo Core Intel GHZ and Adeon graphics card Anyways Geek Squad calls me yesterday and says it's not a hardware problem but that I have over pieces of malware on my cpu and a virus es My questions are What kind of programs do they use to get find these files that couldn't be find by malwarebytes and avast What program can I use to get them out of my system I really hope it is a virus problem that way I won't have to wait weeks for my cpu to be serviced

A:Geek Squad says I have viruses...

Hello and welcome to TSF.

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




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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

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

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Hi Sooooo I to Alternatives Squad? Geek just joined as you guys and girls seem to know what you are doing here My computer Windows XP is seemingly dead I never get virus and am typically careful however somehow my firewall was turned off and something very very bad happened The computer got infected and no matter how much I ran my spyware removers it just got worse It slowly made it so I could only open in Safe Mode and then I couldn t even access the desktop and run any spyware removal programs I ve never had anything like it My main concern is the music on the PC I had most everything else backed up on a Hard Drive I would preferably like to get the computer back up and running if possible as it was still pretty quick for a Dell desktop-PC from I had considered calling Geek Squad as I do not know anyone that is very fluent in removing this stuff however the quotes I got were VERY high Any suggestions would be really appreciated Thanks a lot Steve nbsp

A:Alternatives to Geek Squad?

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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hi there first time poster long time reader you guys do great work ok so here's the skinny i have a sony vaio laptop i purchased at best buy back in one of my children decided to leave the laptop outside on a rainy day i could not get the laptop to power back up so i took it in to best buy where i had an extended warranty plan they had it shipped off to a warehouse somewhere and it took them months to fix the problem they basically gutted the whole thing installed a new motherboard new hard drive new ram etc buuuut what they forGOT to do was install the OS so circumstances have led me here i've moved away from where all that happened and when i brought it in to the best buy here in Farmington NEW MEXICO they said they could not help me out whaaaa gt gt i have no backup or restore disks i have no original vista OS Geek Squad over! me bent install disk anyone have any ideas of what Geek Squad bent me over! i can do to get my laptop back up and running for the love of pete SOMEbody help me pleeease

A:Geek Squad bent me over!

You should be able to contact Sony and give them the number on the bottom of the case.
If they are nice they will just ship the disk if not it may be $10 - $20

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do you guys think this is good software?

This is the Best Buy geek squad repair disc - Code Name
MRI - for internal use only, confidential, and a trade
secret. This is version 5.0.0.0 - the latest version. The
disc has tools to help fix computers - it has AntiVirus,
AntiSpyware, Disk Cleaner, Process List, Winsock Fix, etc,
all in an attractive and quite usable interface!


would this hurt or help my computer?
i know you'd think itd help it but the tech guys here say that registry cleaners etc are bad, so i just wanted to know if this would also be bad

A:geek squad mri software

I personally find that these all in one programs are never even as close as good as single programs that focus on one thing and do it well. I also think that geeksquad should never be used unless it saves you money, which is rare in all circumstances.

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My dad got me Squad I Geek need help! failed, a warranty at geek squad so when I got a virus Windows Police Pro I took it in I got it back and my internet was still Geek Squad failed, I need help! acting funny I keep getting redirected to different websites I took it back to Geek Squad but they told my Geek Squad failed, I need help! my computer was fine basically they suck Example http www momversation com episodes moms-who-drink f instead of http www aamc org students mcat Well I ran Sophos and it found a some files it didn t like but it did not recommend I clean them So I restarted in Safe Mode and ran Malwarebytes It found some files including some in system one of these has a Trojan Banker I don t want to clean system unless I am positive it won t permenatly screw up my computer Here is is the find Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Database version Windows Service Pack Safe Mode PM mbam-log- - - - - txt Scan type Full Scan C D Objects scanned Time elapsed minute s second s Memory Processes Infected Memory Modules Infected Registry Keys Infected Registry Values Infected Registry Data Items Infected Folders Infected Files Infected Memory Processes Infected No malicious items detected Memory Modules Infected globalroot systemroot system rotscxovmpcbne dll Rootkit TDSS - gt No action taken Registry Keys Infected HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Uninstall Win Police Pro Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken Registry Values Infected No malicious items detected Registry Data Items Infected No malicious items detected Folders Infected C Program Files Windows Police Pro Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken Files Infected globalroot systemroot system rotscxovmpcbne dll Rootkit TDSS - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro msvcm dll Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro msvcp dll Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro msvcr dll Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images i gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images i gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images i gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images j gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images j gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images j gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images jj gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images jj gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images jj gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images l gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images l gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images l gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images pix gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images t gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images t gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images up gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images up gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images w gif Rogue WindowsPolicePro - gt No action taken C Program Files Windows Police Pro tmp images w gif Rogue Windows... Read more

A:Geek Squad failed, I need help!

Here is my HiJackthis log file (post partial clean of previous found malware):

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:24:17 PM, on 9/21/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=64&bd=pavilion&pf=laptop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] "C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxtray] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxhkcmd] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxpers] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\CHDAudPropShortcut.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QlbCtrl] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe" /Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UfSeAgnt.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dumprep.exe" 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UserFaultCheck] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dumprep.exe" 0 -u
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RecGuard] "C:\Windows\SMINST\RecGuard.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (reboot)] "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" /runcleanupscript
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe /install /silent
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Windows Search.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
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My boyfriend purchased a Thinkpad T p in December I installed all of the applications on it for him as he is not even slightly computer literate Primarily I ve been the one using this computer Spector Squad, Geek with the exception of maybe an hour total where he checked his email and such Geek Squad, Spector The Geek Squad detected Spector on his computer and he is certain I installed it I did no such thing I read about Spector and it seems screenshots of user activity are frequently emailed to the person who installed it The geek squad charged a ridiculous amount of money to remove it as well as some program called Geek Squad, Spector Win Investigators from his other computers I wasn t guilty of this either but am being blamed These programs have been apparently removed if they truly existed that is Is there any possible way to know when they were installed initially and who installed them I suppose it is impossible to determine the actual person who installed it but what about the email address or the person who purchased the program Or is it possible that the Geek Squad tech detected a false positive or something else that looked like Spector or had a similar name I didn t install this application I can assure you of that and my boyfriend truly isn t capable due to his computer illiteracy it is really troubling to me Any information about Spector or other possible explanations would be very appreciated Thanks in advance nbsp

A:Geek Squad, Spector

It might have been possible to find out who's email it was sending information to if you would have contacted us sooner than we could have helped you out.

I understand your concern. The Internet and computers alone are wild things. You never know what you could have downloaded that could have been affected with Malware, A email can cause something like this.

If a real person did this they would need to have access to your computer. Do you have a working firewall such a Zonealarm to block out internet traffic that could be a hacker and screen programs before running, I suggest you run Zonealarm.

Try running these programs to detect Spector

http://www.uninstall-spyware.com/Free-SpyHunter-Scanner1385p2s3.exe

http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.htm

http://downloads2.superantispyware.com/downloads/SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/geek-squad-spector.711284/
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I get 1300x768 or something like that and I get 1600x900

I'm calling them tomorrow about the windows live care but how can I get back my screen resolution?
I paid $200 for this graphic card to replace the orignal one and I'm going to be pissed if it's gone.
I got everything done at circuit city but they are out of business here so will I even be able to get my stuff back that I paid money for?

A:Took my computer to geek squad

Since they restored your pc to factory settings, you have probably lost your updates.

First update everything on your computer.

Can you also tell us the make and model of the computer?

Regarding the liveonecare subscription, you should have gotten an email from Microsoft confirming your subscription. That along with your user id from live or hotmail or what ever you were using should get it back. You can also manage your subscriptions online.

regarding the graphics card, try updating the drivers and software for it. what make is it? ati or nvidia or intel???

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Hello Newslady,Got this computer back from the Geek Sqad yesterday. They say it is infected and there is nothing they could do. It still starts VERY SLOWLY - used to run super fast until a few days ago. Haven't done much else on it since it is so SLOW. Did GeekSquad tell you what infection they saw on this computer? I hope they did not charge you anything for that diagnosis. We will run some scanners and see what they find. Please disable your BitDefender Antivirus program before running Restart in Normal Mode and run the F-Secure Online ScannerNote: This Scanner is for Internet Explorer Only!Follow the Instruction on the F-Secure page for proper installation.Accept the License Agreement.Once the ActiveX installs,Click Full System ScanOnce the download completes,the scan will begin automatically.The scan will take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan completes, click the Automatic cleaning (recommended) button.Click the Show Report button and Copy and Paste the entire report in your next reply.Post back the reports from F-Secure ******************Download and install AVG Anti-Spyware v7.5.After download, double click on the file to launch the install process. Choose a language, click "OK" and then click "Next".Read the "License Agreement" and click "I Agree".Accept default installation path: C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5, click "Next", then click "Install".After setup completes, click "Finish" to start the program automatically or launch AVG Anti-Spyware by double-clicking its icon on your desktop or in the system tray.Connect to the Internet, go back to AVG Anti-Spyware, select the "Update" button and click "Start update". Wait until you see the "Update successful" message. If you are having problems with the updater, manually update with the AVG Anti-Spyware Full database installer from here. Exit AVG Anti-Spyware when done - DO NOT perform a scan yet.Reboot your computer in "SAFE MODE" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode". (Note: When run in safe mode, sometimes the GUI is larger than the screen and the buttons at the bottom are partly or completely hidden, making them unaccessible for doing a scan. If this is the case, press the WINKEY + M key to "Minimize" the AVG display. Then right-click on AVG in the Task Bar and select "Maximize". If that does not help, then you may have to run your scan in normal mode and advise your helper afterwards.)Scan with AVG Anti-Spyware as follows:Click on the "Scanner" button and choose the "Settings" tab.Under "How to act?", click on "Recommended actions" and choose "Quarantine" to set default action for detected malware.Under "How to Scan?", "Possibly unwanted software", and What to Scan?" leave all the default settings.Under "Reports" select "Do not automatically generate reports" and UNcheck "Only if threats were found".Click the "Scan" tab to return to scanning options.Click "Complete System Scan" to start.When the scan has finished, it should automatically be set to Quarantine--if not click on Recommended Action and set it there.You will also be presented with a list of infected objects found. Click "Apply all actions" to place the files in Quarantine.IMPORTANT! Do not save the report before you have clicked the Apply all actions button. If you do, the log that is created will indicate "No action taken", making it more difficult to interpret the report. So be sure you save it only AFT... Read more

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A:New computer.... opted out of Geek Squad

You can start by using this free software...
Crappy PC No More! | The PC Decrapifier

Then go into start, type in msconfig/click on Start up/ and uncheck programs you don't want to have in startup.
Post back for more help.

Welcome to 7 Forums and check out our Great list of Tutorials.
THW

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQaNTinDKE0

A:[SOLVED] I really don't want to take my computer to the geek squad

Try another keyboard. That might be the problem. If it is a USB keyboard, try another port both in the front and back.

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I'm curious what my competition does, because I can spend many hours tuning up some computers.

A:How does Geek Squad optimize computers?

In my experience with the competitor, they would rather wipe the system than take the time and do a cleaning and tune up. I cant speak for Geek squad though, but I do know they are over priced overrated

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A:Solved: 2 GB USB Flash Drive (Geek Squad)

Try repartitioning and reformatting. What file system did you use? On that drive, FAT is the best choice.

HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-2-gb-usb-flash-drive-geek-squad.789796/
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A:Trojan on Geek Squad's BackUp Drive??

hello, it is a posiibility. I will quote our quietman7 on this.Not knowing what you had on here. But malware like Rootkits and Virut mentioned below can be there.Caution: If you are considering backing up data and reformatting, keep in mind, with a Virut infection, there is always a chance of backed up data reinfecting your system. If the data is that important to you, then you can try to salvage some of it but there is no guarantee so be forewarned that you may have to start over again afterwards if reinfected by attempting to recover your data. Only back up your important documents, personal data files, photos to a CD or DVD drive, not a flash drive or external hard drive as they may become compromised in the process. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or script files (.php, .asp, .htm, .html, .xml ) files because they may be infected by malware. Avoid backing up compressed files (.zip, .cab, .rar) that have executables inside them as some types of malware can penetrate compressed files and infect the .exe files within them. Other types of malware may even disguise itself by hiding a file extension or adding to the existing extension as shown here (click Figure 1 to enlarge) so be sure you look closely at the full file name. If you cannot see the file extension, you may need to reconfigure Windows to show file name extensions. Then make sure you scan the backed up data with your anti-virus prior to to copying it back to your hard drive.

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I ran Ubuntu from 1 of my pc`s fine with it but not 2 others, I think the launchpad is messing with it.

A:Remove Launch Pad from Geek Squad Flash drive?

I don`t think it`s humanly possible, It must be a permanent part of it or something.

Oh well, no big deal

I`ve always hated Ubuntu anyway

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A:Geek Squad flash drive won't load-lifetime of memories!!

$300 sounds pretty darn reasonable to recover a lifetime worth of memories.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/geek-squad-flash-drive-wont-load-lifetime-of-memories.905707/
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A:Vista Gateway Laptop BLUE SCREEN - p.s. GEEK SQUAD knows NOTHING

FYI, Geek Squad will lie through their teeth to get more and more money from you. They have already been sued for a considerable amount of money.

Yes, get your laptop back and don't give them a single penny for any work they really haven't done. Send it to Gateway who should have given you at least a 1 year warranty on it. Extend the warranty if you have to.
 

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A:HP Desktop Startup Screen Frozen- Geek Squad Says Fried Motherboard?

Hi Por2geezguy,

The HP screen gives you a few options
Setup - Bios settings. HP bios doesn't give you much control though
Boot menu - what device to boot from
System Recovery - MS recovery , HP recovery
Diagnostics - probably HP diags
Have you tried the diagnostics? Were there any instructions/reports?
Setup probably won't help too much.
Boot menu does you no good unless you have a boot disk or thumb drive.
System Recovery might be your last choice - try a few other things before that. Other members might give you some ideas too.

As far as the $100 - you're right, that's a lot of money. But they do spend time doing it, and thy have the equipment to do it. Soooo.....

I bought a case for my laptop's drive when it died. Cost $15 at Office Max - good deal, now I use it as an external USB drive. So you could back up the drive if you have another machine and space. It's a good idea to do that anyway.

The Reboot-and-Select screen could be your drive or your bios. If bios gets confused, it doesn't know how to read your drive. If bios is fine, then there's something amiss on your drive. It doesn't mean all is lost, there are means to recover data. But that's another topic.

If you can recover the machine -last resort-, you might have to wipe the drive and do a factory restore. I'm not sure how far you'll get - if it's the mother board, it's replace that or get a new machine. Soooo, get either a USB cable or external case for your drive and try to back it up. Searched "SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB":
Google results
Amazon results
Thanks, I've been meaning to look for one for some of my older drives and this one might be what I need - it's a pretty good price.

Sorry I couldn't be more help, but there's very little to work on. I'd try some simple things after you back up your drive. See if you can get into safe mode, or boot from another disk/flash drive. If you can, then you might have a disk problem, but you;ll know that when you try to back it up.

Good luck
Peace!

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need tower for my pc thats able to recive updates from microsoft.any sugestions?was going to buy one from the geek y

A:need new tower read blog now i dont trust geek squad nowWhat

Updates for Windows XP are no longer available since Microsoft doesn't support that version now. Support for XP ended in April this year.From Microsoft:"After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP."message edited by phil22

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/need-new-tower-read-blog-now-i-dont-trust-geek-squad-nowwhat/203295.html
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A:Serious Virus Need A Bomb Squad

Did I do something wrong, How come I haven't gotten a responce?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/168231/serious-virus-need-a-bomb-squad/
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NNMA - NNSquad Network Measurement Agent NNSquad Network Neutrality Squad NNSQUAD Homepage NNSquad Network Measurement Agent NNMA Beta Release - May Installable Win XP Vista BETA Distribution Zip Tar OK for installation and testing under both -bit and -bit versions of Windows Source LGPL BETA Distribution Zip Tar General information contact lauren vortex com Please send any specific reports or questions regarding this software to agent nnsquad org The NNSquad Network Measurement Agent NNMA monitors network activity on computer systems looking for and flagging a variety Squad Neutrality Network of potential problems NNMA also includes a special function that attempts to detect reset RST packets that may have been injected into a TCP connection by any entity not located at the connection endpoints for more on this feature please see the NNMA methodology notes While the reset packet detection system included in this release is of interest NNSquad views this package as more important in the long run as a development base for a broad range of network measurement functionalities and associated communications and analysis efforts The NNSquad Network Measurement Agent NNMA Beta is released as open-source software under the LGPL by the Network Neutrality Squad project of People For Internet Responsibility PFIR It was developed from the quot Buster quot Network Neutrality Squad network management and security program which was specifically open-sourced by its authors at Praemio Inc in furtherance of the NNSquad project Additional licensing details are included in both the installable and source distribution archives This package is suitable for installation on Windows XP and Vista It should not be installed on earlier versions of Windows Please let us know if you're interested in coordinating on ports to other platforms such as Linux BSD and Mac or embedded hardware e g WRT G router Special thanks to John Bartas for all of his diligent and continuing work on this software for NNSquad NNMA is currently experimental proof-of-concept quot beta quot software Bugs and potentially undesirable behavior may be present and there are cosmetic issues that will be eliminated as development continues The user accepts all risks from installation and use of this software Full documentation is not currently available for this beta package If you're not comfortable working with beta software please do not install this package Please see the release notes in the README txt file within both the installable and source distribution archives for more information -- NNSquad --

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it says:"MSVCR71.dll is missing from your computer try reinstalling the game" Ive reinstalled like 6 times now and i cant figure out what to do? The websites want me to buy their products (which i wont do)
How do i get this file or whatever?
 

A:MOW:Assault Squad wont run?!!?

TheeCrusader said:


The websites want me to buy their products (which i wont do)Click to expand...

If you didn't buy the game, then where did you get it from?
Or is this just the game demo?

p.s.
You haven't provided any system information, so there's no
way to know if the computer meets the game requirements.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/mow-assault-squad-wont-run.1011687/
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I´m playing DFLW and DFTFD since a while and wanted to form a squad with some friends. All I would like to know is how the tags work. How do I give tags or how do I know if its a tag or not just part of the name? Is there some site which explains all? I was on Novalogic and DFgamers and co but couldn´t find help. If someone could give me some advice I would be very thankful.
 

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How to make a DVD of that student-only Windows 7 you bought for $29.99





Reproduced by CNN :

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Gee - wonder where they go that from ?

See for yourself:

Make bootable iso from student d/l

A:Download squad or 7 forum tutorial???

I have also seen many tutorials made by Shawn Brink by his own hardwork and ppl post it on their website. There should be a law to avoid such piracy. Very bad.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/31925-download-squad-7-forum-tutorial.html
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A wile back a hard drive crashed on a Laptop we bought from Best Buy and I could have replaced it, but my Dad insisted we take it to Freak Squad because it was still under warranty. They got it working (surprisingly), but now on start up and when waking from sleep mode the screen flashes a few times.
It's a Dell Inspiron 1470

A:Freak Squad jacked up another computer.

You will need to wait for someone more knowledgeable that I for a solution, but I seriously doubt that the flashing is due to a defective hard drive. My guess would either be something being awry with the OS or video driver...or even the video card. However, I would discount the possibility of the video card, and focus on some kind of software issue. I don't know enough to pinpoint the problem, but if it were me, I would run diagnostics, such as chkdsk /f, sfc /scannow, reinstall the video driver, etc. Hopefully, someone will have a better solution.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/146359-freak-squad-jacked-up-another-computer.html
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Here's a Speccy link: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/4...bma7jMvPX58CMv

Attached is a Mini Tool Box output, and the BSOD output from the forum sticky.

If I need to add anything else just let me know, thanks in advance.

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A:HELP! i need somebody, not just anybody, i need a computer geek!

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-i-need-somebody-not-just-anybody-i-need-a-computer-geek.248425/
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Sorry - had to ask - is this in reference to the book? I haven't met too many people who have actually read it...

A:Geek Love

Are you refering to my user text? Never new there was a book called that. Any good? I was just sitting at work talking to myself and it popped into my head.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f36/geek-love-1043.html
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A:Geek Needed!

Duplicate post - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/54375/new-virushijack-info/This thread will be closed!

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Just had to post this as it will explain the most important computer terminology.LOL http://www.haukenfrers.net/Giggles/Technology/
 

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A:Bluescreen and I'm not a geek :(

Let's try this.

Download/install BlueScreenView, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html .

Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.

When autoscan is done (screen comes up), click Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items.

Save the report as BSOD.txt.

Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content and paste it into your next reply.

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/469058/bluescreen-and-im-not-a-geek/
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Hey fellow Geeks
I recently got a new PC, and I do not want to get rid of my old one. I was thinking I could put my web coding and Flash coding together and make a website. I was thinking of making my old PC a server to put my site on to then run it to the internet. I'm trying to learn all this stuff so if a few of you could help me out. Tell me what the best OS is. I'm assuming Linux, what version?? Once I got the OS making the site through Dream weaver and Flash on my Windows Machine, what do I do to my server machine to get my site on there, and from there out to the webs??

I hope I didn't make this too confusing and sorry for any miss spelled words or grammar.

Thanks!!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/geek-waba-b.841670/
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Will not recognize any .exe files or run them.
Will not access the internet.
Will not recognize cd or dvd drives.
Will not allow system restore or recovery.
I have attempted to reload the OS via DVD, I have the boot order set to read DVD Rom first. It will not recognize that there is a disk in the drive.
There are no files on the HD that need to be saved. I am attempting a complete wipe and write.
This computer is for a college student who needs it ASAP so any help is very welcome.

Thank You.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/geek-in-distress-computer-does-not-run-exe.908994/
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A:Computer Geek Stumper

That would have been a great halloween post, freaky!

Is the data cable loose (the connection at the backof the computer) Wiggle it and see what happens.
 

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This my config
 

A:Geek's Security Configuration

1> what 3rd party firewall are you employing is it Norton's ?
2> maybe add a second opinion scanner something lite like
HitMan Pro, just to be safe.
I like how lite your config is very good.
Remember we are only offering suggestions
Thanks for sharing.
 

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pedestrian geek

Help!!!
Suddenly yesterday I am unable to open one (only one) of my saved power point presentations. Is there something very elementary that is causing this? Every other file opens without difficulty and this one used to open fine (until yesterday).
Anyone have a suggestion?
Thnx,
dicarlo
 

A:pedestrian geek (powerpoint problem)

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Wrong forum, to get proper help use this one
Misc. Software & Utilities

What ver Office?
Are you trying to open it in PP or as the presentation?
Are you certain you are clicking the right file extensions?
Maybe the last save was'nt quite right.


G'Luck
 

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A:Solved: Computer geek in UK naff!!

hi and welcome to the forum i'am a bit confused by your post did your friend just install without format,how many partitions are on the hdd,how do you know roxio is on if you can't access it,you can download vista codecs pack google will provide
 

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A:High Jack This Log Hi geek girl!

Have HijackThis fix this :

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [084c0f6g.dll] RUNDLL32.EXE 084c0f6g.dll,b 14590515
Then tell me if you're still getting that error

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A:[SOLVED] Geek to Noob translate please

Follow this article http://www.vista4beginners.com/Chang...take-ownership.

Since the group 'administrators' should already exist no need to add the group.

Here is a link to add a 'take ownership' entry in the right click context menu:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-shortcut.html

Here is the file you need to rename or delete:

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Hi all After downloading what I thought was a BBC video for my daughter s dolphin project my Dell laptop was totally and completely overrun by a tenacious spyware trojan that and Nuke... and Geek 2 still Vundo Squads, after Boot 1 here??? may be a vundo variant Whatever it is - it has made it through two long Geek Squad stays reformats Boot and Nuke wipe including partition and just about every spyware removal program that I Vundo after 2 Geek Squads, 1 Boot and Nuke... and still here??? know of I ve lost all my hard Vundo after 2 Geek Squads, 1 Boot and Nuke... and still here??? drive documents and emails but I really don t want to lose my hard drive too That s my next step - unless you have better advice Dell Vostro Windows XP Core Duo Processor Here s my HJT log file Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Vundo after 2 Geek Squads, 1 Boot and Nuke... and still here??? Scan saved at AM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v 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 WINDOWS System WLTRYSVC EXE C WINDOWS System bcmwltry exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C Program Files WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software bin btwdins exe C WINDOWS system nvsvc exe C Program Files Trend Micro Internet Security SfCtlCom exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C Program Files Trend Micro BM TMBMSRV exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C Program Files Trend Micro Internet Security UfSeAgnt exe C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnh exe C WINDOWS system WLTRAY exe C Program Files Trend Micro Internet Security TMAS OE TMAS OEMon exe C Program Files WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software BTTray exe C PROGRA WIDCOMM BLUETO BTSTAC EXE C PROGRA TRENDM INTERN TmPfw exe C Program Files Trend Micro Internet Security TmProxy exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe C Program Files Trend Micro Internet Security UfNavi exe C WINDOWS system wuauclt exe C Program Files Trend Micro HijackThis HijackThis exe C Program Files Internet Explorer iexplore exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main First Home Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Local Page R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Connection Wizard ShellNext http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Toolbar LinksFolderName R - Default URLSearchHook is missing O - HKLM Run UfSeAgnt exe quot C Program Files Trend Micro Internet Security UfSeAgnt exe quot O - HKLM Run SynTPEnh C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnh exe O - HKLM Run Broadcom Wireless Manager UI C WINDOWS system WLTRAY exe O - HKLM Run NvMediaCenter RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS system NvMcTray dll NvTaskbarInit O - HKCU Run ctfmon exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe O - Service Bluetooth Service btwdins - Broadcom Corporation - C Program Files WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software bin btwdins exe O - Service NVIDIA Display Driver Service NVSvc - NVIDIA Corporation - C WINDOWS system nvsvc exe O - Service Trend Micro Central Control Component SfCtlCom - Trend Micro Inc - C Program Files Trend Micro Internet Security SfCtlCom exe O - Service Trend Micro Unauthorized Change Prevention Service TMBMServer - Trend Micro Inc - C Program Files Trend Micro BM TMBMSRV exe O - Service Trend Micro Personal Firewall TmPfw - Trend Micro Inc - C PROGRA TRENDM INTERN TmPfw exe O - Service Trend Micro Proxy Service tmproxy - Trend Micro Inc - C Program Files Trend Micro Internet Security TmProxy exe O - Service Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service wltrysvc - Unknown owner - C WINDOWS System WLTRYSVC EXE -- End of file - bytes Thank you nbsp

A:Vundo after 2 Geek Squads, 1 Boot and Nuke... and still here???

And here is my start up log - which contains some questionable stuff that I can't figure out how to get rid of. Thank you SO much for taking a look!

StartupList report, 6/11/2008, 11:22:18 AM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
================
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:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WIDCOMM\BLUETO~1\BTSTAC~1.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfNavi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Listing of startup folders:
Shell folders Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\KLS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp]
*No files*
Shell folders AltStartup:
*Folder not found*
User shell folders Startup:
*Folder not found*
User shell folders AltStartup:
*Folder not found*
Shell folders Common Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
*No files*
Shell folders Common AltStartup:
*Folder not found*
User shell folders Common Startup:
*Folder not found*
User shell folders Alternate Common Startup:
*Folder not found*
-----
Checking Windows NT UserInit:
[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,
[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
*Registry key not found*
[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
*Registry value not found*
[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
*Registry key not found*
--------
Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
UfSeAgnt.exe = "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe"
SynTPEnh = C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
Broadcom Wireless Manager UI = C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
NvMediaCenter = RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
--------------------------------------------------
Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
*No values found*
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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
*No values found*
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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
*No values found*
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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
*No values found*
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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
ctfmon.exe = C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
*Registry key not found*
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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
*Registry key not found*
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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
*Registry key not found*
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A:virus hijacked my administrative tools I NEED GEEK HELP!

Delete any existing version of ComboFix you have sitting on your desktop
Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully​ Do not edit or remove any information or user names etc, otherwise we cannot fix the problem. If you insist on editing out anything then I will close the topic & refuse to offer any help.

Download ComboFix from Here or Hereto your Desktop.
As you download it rename it to username123.exe
**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop and run from the desktop and not any other folder on your computer**
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1. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus and anti-malware real-time protection and any script blocking components of them or your firewall before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results" or stop combofix running at all
Click on THIS LINK to see instructions on how to temporarily disable many security programs while running combofix. The list does not cover every program. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
Remember to re enable the protection again after combofix has finished
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2. Close any open browsers and any other programs you might have running
Double click on renamed combofix.exe & follow the prompts.​If you are using windows XP It might display a pop up saying that "Recovery console is not installed, do you want to install?"
Please select yes & let it download the files it needs to do this. Once the recovery console is installed Combofix will then offer to scan for malware. Select continue or yes.
When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" for further review
****Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall or freeze ****

Note: ComboFix may reset a number of Internet Explorer's settings, including making it the default browser.
Note: Combofix prevents autorun of ALL CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you -- please tell us when you reply. Read HERE why we disable autoruns

Please do not install any new programs or update anything (always allow your antivirus/antispyware to update) unless told to do so while we are fixing your problem. If combofix alerts to a new version and offers to update, please let it. It is essential we always use the latest version.

Please tell us if it has cured the problems or if there are any outstanding issues
 

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A:Computer hijacked beyond my personal geek skills

Bump.

My desktop now says: Windows Vista (TM) Build 6002 This Version of Windows is not geniune.

Sigh.

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A:Beginner Geek: How to Change the Duration of Notifications in Windows 8

Thank you, that one will come in quite handy

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A:An Old School Geek’s approach to Installing & Setting Up a Windows PC

thats an epic post kari, great job

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A:Keyboard in rear usb port not working - geek stumped!

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A:uninstall WEatherbug, Instant support, Geek Buddy, PC accelerator.

Originally Posted by dearelliot


Trying to get Google earth I somehow, installed several junk programs WeatherBug Instant support, Geek Buddy, PC accelerator Pluto TV, which I really want to get rid off.
I have tried "Uninstall on Forum but couldnt find anything similar.

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If you can find these in your installed programs list, uninstall them that way. Then, download and run ADWCleaner. That should find everything you need to get rid of in the registry and elsewhere. Run the SCAN, verify everything it's found is indeed something to be deleted, then run the CLEAN.

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A:Windows 8 Password Protect Folder with Encryption Code from "How-To Geek.com"

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A:Audio Ad w/o Browser, other random online computer issues...i cant afford a "Geek"

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A:What is the easiest "non geek" backup program for Wins 7-64? **HELP**

I am currently using Macrium Reflect (paid version). I don't have any experience with AOMIE, but I know Macrium is a very popular backup program.

I do full hard drive (all partition) backups to a separate hard drive. Then if the hard drive were to fail or get corrupted I can restore the entire hard drive back to how it was at the last backup.

If you just want to backup user files such as pictures, music, documents, etc you don't need a backup program for those, just copy them to a separate hard drive, flash drive or make data CD's (or data DVD's).

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A:"Geek" assistance required ASAP

By reinstall, do you mean reformat?

Because reformatting does just that, it formats your hard drive. In laymans' terms, it deletes everything on the hard drive. I just joined today, and I don't know if you posted an earlier post, but you really should've asked for help before you took matters into your own hands.

But if that is what you have done, then all your files are gone forever, sorry bud

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A:Can Really Use a "Geek's" Help! : ) A Couple of Problems Here......

Not sure about the first problem. Is Earthlink Total Access web based email or do you use an email client like Outlook?

Second problem:
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A:Solved: unlimited credits/continues in Shock Troopers & Shock Troopers 2nd Squad ?

I'm not able to confirm this firsthand, but I recently found out that Shock Troopers and Shock Troopers 2nd Squad don't have unlimited credits/continues.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-unlimited-credits-continues-in-shock-troopers-shock-troopers-2nd-squad.1090372/
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A:Solved: XP Install-loops back to install from CD-during setup/install

If you're doing a clean reinstall Windows XP and booting from the disc, the setup/install process will involve 2 restarts.

If you press a key when the
Press any key to boot from CD
command appears during each restart, the setup/install process will start all over again.

Keep your hands off the keyboard during each restart.

Do NOT remove the disc until Windows completely loads after the second restart.

Here is a good pictorial and instructional guide to follow.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-xp-install-loops-back-to-install-from-cd-during-setup-install.1070746/
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A:Install Fast? Install.wim missing, found Install.ESD instead

Copyright, welcome to the forums

Please use link that i provided in this post to download installer as an .exe file

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...-download.html for tutorial

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview for .exe installer

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A:Windows 7 Install Disc fails to see hard disk after Ubuntu install

Did you install Windows 7, then install Ubuntu?

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Sigh.

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A:After Win7 Repair Install & Office 2007 fresh install; no permissions!

Do you get asked for the same file or do they change? Try setting the permission at the folder level?

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This one DMP was related to the following.

STOP 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT troubleshtg

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First of all, Did you install the sata drivers?

In the Bios set every thing to default.

Vista asks for a few questions then does the rest its self. give it tops about 2 hours usually takes like 30 min or less.

You say you got an error message? Please post the entire message

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A:monitor drivers unable to install on fresh windows 2000 install

Are you really referring to the monitor drivers or the Dispay Adapter drivers?The symptoms you describe sound like the latter issue.

Monitor drivers are no big deal to install, and even if you don't, Windows should use compatible plug and play drivers. Still it's a good idea to install them -- but you get them from the Monitor vendor site. You get the Display Adapter drivers from the Display Adaptor vendor's site.

What Display Adapter model do you have? And are they properly installed?

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A:Win7 install - fast copy/backup during install (harddisk failure)

Get Macrium reflect free on the pc your typing this from and have it make a usb recovery disk when it asks you too then boot to it on the laptop with your external drive also plugged in and then have it make an image of the d partition to your external. You can then erase both partitions in the windows installer and make a fresh one. When it is done you can install Reflect on the laptop and then you can mount that image with it for file transfer back. But if your install is failing it might be your disk is just to far gone at this point in which case you should image your data so you have it anyways.

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A:HP Photosmart print software install calls ATI parental controls install

Try a CUSTOM install. It should allow you to untick the controls.
 

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A:Windows 10 clean install - hard drive doesn't show up before install

Welcome toTenforums, Simon.

I am a little concerned that the Windows 10 setup program on DVD does not have drivers to properly see and interrogate the system on your PC so that the hard drive is visible. It's the second similar case on this forum that I've seen recently. You also seem to be trying to clean install on an empty PC - is this correct, because if you do so It will not activate.

After much to-ing and fro-ing, it was finally possible to *copy the Sources folder from the setup ISO file onto a partition on the hard drive, and run the setup from there, where it wasn't possible to boot from the DVD, even though it worked elsewhere.

If you still have Windows 7 installed (and you should do for Windows 10 activation purposes - if just to obtain a genuine ticket for digital entitlement), and you have the ISO download available, the solution is fairly simple. If you haven't you will need the Windows 7 key to activate the install.

You seem pretty PC savvy so, I'd ask you to follow the bolded instructions from the * in the 5th para above.

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A:Unable to install Intel HD graphics driver on a fresh install of WIN10

The most likely suspect is a bad video chip.

Now it could be a power related problem too, or heat, but if you have used good parts and a cool case and have tried multiple versions of the driver then it starts looking like hardware failure is likely.

Who makes your 550W power supply?

Double check all of your connections.
And you could go into the UEFI/BIOS and reset all defaults - don't do any tweaking until this problem is resolved.
Is that board running the most recent version of the BIOS?

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A:Vista SP2 will not Install(error 0x80070002),In Place Upgrade Repair Install

Hello Steven, and welcome to Vista Forums.

With the problems that you are having, I would recommend that you backup anything that you do not want to lose and do a clean install instead. This way you will not have to worry about remnants of your previos installation messing with your new installation. After installing Vista with SP1, I would recommend installing the SP2 also. It may be best to only install a few updates at a time, or one a time for the ones that require a restart, to avoid them possible conflicting with each other during the restart.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A:Clean install of Vista 64bit on brand new pc is this norma install behavior?

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A:Failed/aborted Ubuntu install-wiped out system. Now cant install Windows XP!

There might be some left over files left on the hard drive which might be causing the installation issues of either one of the Operating System's.

I would try wiping out the hard drive completely with a 3rd party program. I prefer DBAN, a link is available in my signature.

There are many people here that prefer KillDisk also - whichever one will do the same thing for you.

Format HDD - jcgriff2.com

-Coolfreak

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I ran and uploaded the SF_Diagnostic info in zip file format.

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A:BSOD playing Guild Wars 2, recent SSD install and fresh install of W7

Hello and welcome to Sevenforums.

BSOD ANALYSE


Code:
1: kd> k
Child-SP RetAddr Call Site
fffff880`02f1ffc8 fffff800`02d5c83b nt!KeBugCheckEx
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fffff880`02f200c0 fffff800`02cfdc05 nt!RtlpExecuteHandlerForException+0xd
fffff880`02f200f0 fffff800`02d0eb81 nt!RtlDispatchException+0x415
fffff880`02f207d0 fffff800`02cd3842 nt!KiDispatchException+0x135
fffff880`02f20e70 00000000`00000000 nt!KiExceptionDispatch+0xc2
Realtek wanted to do a task but it was executed for some reason. Do you have Realtek installed?

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Hi,

I recently did a clean install of Vista Home Premium x32 and upon completion am unable to connect to the internet. I received the following error: "windows unable to install ethernet controller." Upon accessing Device Manager, I noticed yellow exclamation marks associated with my network controller. I have an Acer Aspire 5536-5224 notebook. Windows could not locate the drivers on the machine and I cannot connect to locate. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure where to begin searching for the driver! Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

A:windows unable to install ethernet controller after vista home premium clean install

Hi -

Try this Broadcom driver from Acer Support --> http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...e&Step3=Aspire

Acer Support --> http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx



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