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SpyQuake removed, Virus Alert in toolbar still showing

Q: SpyQuake removed, Virus Alert in toolbar still showing

I was having problems with SpyQuake but I followed the sticky's instructions and have succesfully removed it However the Virus Alert pop-up is still in my toolbar and is prompting me to quot Use antimalware software quot to remove showing removed, Virus SpyQuake in toolbar still Alert the adware that it found Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v SP Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS SpyQuake removed, Virus Alert in toolbar still showing system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C Program Files ewido anti-spyware guard exe C Program Files CA SharedComponents CA LIC LogWatNT exe C WINDOWS System ScsiAccess EXE C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Webroot Spy Sweeper WRSSSDK exe C WINDOWS system dcomcfg exe C Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exe C WINDOWS System MsPMSPSv exe C Program Files QuickTime qttask exe C Program Files ewido anti-spyware ewido exe C Program Files iPod bin iPodService exe C Program Files TClock TClock exe C Program Files GreatMemo GreatMemo exe C WINDOWS system atmclk exe C Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exe C Program Files Internet Explorer iexplore exe C hijackthis HijackThis exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Connection Wizard ShellNext http www emachines com R - URLSearchHook no name - EE B -F - BB- FB-A BD B A - no file O - BHO no name - - F - D - - D F - C PROGRA SPYBOT SDHelper dll O - BHO no name - F - AF - -F - E F BB - C WINDOWS fmtmvnkh dll O - BHO Yvakt Class - B A E - D- EF -B C - ED - C WINDOWS system icda wpw dll O - BHO no name - f d - bb- eb- c - ce e e - C WINDOWS system hp tmp O - Toolbar Search - DD F DA -F D - - D - E BE BF CE - C WINDOWS fmtmvnkh dll O - HKLM Run IpWins C Program Files ipwins ipwins exe O - HKLM Run iTunesHelper quot C Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exe quot O - HKLM Run QuickTime Task quot C Program Files QuickTime qttask exe quot -atboottime O - HKLM Run ewido quot C Program Files ewido anti-spyware ewido exe quot minimized O - HKLM Run - - - -ZN C windows system qqdsregs exe CORN O - HKLM Run webHancer Survey Companion C Program Files webHancer Programs whsurvey exe O - HKLM Run webHancer Agent C Program Files webHancer Programs whagent exe O - HKLM Run ula U quot C WINDOWS system slk x peu exe quot O - HKLM Run TheMonitor C WINDOWS CheckS exe O - HKLM Run Sysnet C DOCUME Zack LOCALS Temp sysnet exe O - HKLM Run sys C WINDOWS sys exe O - HKLM Run SurfSideKick C Program Files SurfSideKick Ssk exe O - HKLM Run S TRAY S tray exe O - HKLM Run Realtime Monitor C PROGRA CA ETRUST realmon exe -s O - HKLM Run New net Startup rundll C PROGRA NEWDOT NEWDOT DLL ClientStartup -s O - HKLM Run FLMOFFICE DMOUSE C Program Files Browser MOUSE mouse a exe O - HKLM Run eTrust PestPatrol Active Protection none O - HKLM Run bxxs RunDLL EXE C WINDOWS bxxs dll DllRun O - HKLM Run BrowserUpdateSched C WINDOWS system pwinrrag exe CORN O - HKCU Run lmu C WINDOWS LMU exe O - HKCU Run AIM C Documents and Settings Zac aim exe -cnetwait odl O - HKCU Run AXVenore quot C Program Files AXVenore AXVenore exe quot O - HKCU Run TClock exe C Program Files TClock tclock install exe O - HKCU Run DNS C Program Files Common Files mc- - - exe O - HKCU Run pshower C WINDOWS system pshwr exe O - HKCU Run MsnMsgr quot C Program Files MSN Messenger MsnMsgr Exe quot background O - HKCU Run ichckupd C WINDOWS system ichckupd exe O - HKCU Run EQArticle quot C Program Files EQArticle EQArticle exe quot O - Startup GreatMemo lnk C Program Files GreatMemo GreatMemo exe O - Global Startup hp psc Series lnk C Program Files Hewlett-Packard Digital Imaging bin hpobnz exe O - HKCU Software Policies Microsoft Internet Explorer Restrictions present O - HKCU Software Policies Microsoft Internet Explorer Control Panel present O - Extra context menu item E amp xport to Microsoft Excel - res C PROGRA MICROS Office EXCEL EXE O - Extra button no name - B E C - FCB- CF-AAA - C - C Program Files Java jre bin npjpi dll O - Extra 'Tools' menuitem Sun Java Console - B E C - FCB- CF-AAA - C - C Program Files Java jre bin npjpi dll O - Extra button ICQ - f -cba - -b - cb cd - C Program Files ICQ ICQ exe O - Extra 'Tools' menuitem ICQ - f -cba - -b - cb cd - C Program Files ICQ ICQ exe O - Extra button PartyPoker com - B FE D - AA - F - C B- A F E - C Program Files PartyPoker PartyPoker exe file missing O - Extra 'Tools' menuitem PartyPoker com - B FE D - AA - F - C B- A F E - C Program Files PartyPoker PartyPoker exe file missing O - Extra button Real com - CD F -D E - d - FE- C F AFE - C WINDOWS System Shdocvw dll O - Extra button MoneySide - E F - C A- -A E -A DEA A - C Program Files Microsoft Money System mnyside dll O - Extra button Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe O - Extra 'Tools' menuitem Windows Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe O - Plugin for spop C Program Files Internet Explorer Plugins NPDocBox dll O - IERESET INF START PAGE URL http www emachines com O - DPF ppctlcab - http www my-etrust com includes pscanner ppctlcab CAB O - DPF ed - eb- d -b f- fdd MeadCo ScriptX Advanced - http www stonyfield com coupons scriptX smsx cab O - DPF -C A- E-A -C C BBF Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool - http go microsoft com fwlink linkid O - DPF FC A E- - E - - DB PPSDKActiveXScanner MainScreen - http www my-etrust com includes ps axscanner cab O - DPF BF - ABB- D - - C F A Create amp Print ActiveX Plug-in - http www imgag com cp install AxCtp cab O - DPF F -B - -A -B BB A C - http a g akamai net eInstaller exe O - DPF BCB- D A- D -A B- DA DE - http software-dl real com b p RdxIE cab O - DPF BB - DA - E -B A- DF FCC Create amp Print ActiveX Plug-in - http ak imgag com imgag cp install AxCtp cab O - DPF C AE E - EE - B F-A B-EAAA F MNPerformer Class - http art towerrecords com performe ormerSetup cab O - DPF DF A F - B E- D - D- C F FE Microsoft Office Tools on the Web Control - http dgl microsoft com downloads outc cab O - DPF FA C -B E - D -A - B D IWinAmpActiveX Class - http cdn digitalcity com media dalaillama ampx cab O - Filter text html - D E B - D- F-A - DEA DEE - C WINDOWS system icda wpw dll O - Winlogon Notify WRNotifier - C WINDOWS SYSTEM WRLogonNTF dll O - SSODL cholecyst - ee b -e d - e- - fe f cfb - C Documents and Settings Zack Application Data Microsoft Protect dll file missing O - Service Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C Program Files Common Files Adobe Systems Shared Service Adobelmsvc exe O - Service CA License Client CA LIC CLNT - Computer Associates - C Program Files CA SharedComponents CA LIC lic rmt exe O - Service CA License Server CA LIC SRVR - Computer Associates - C Program Files CA SharedComponents CA LIC lic rmtd exe O - Service ewido anti-spyware guard - Anti-Malware Development a s - C Program Files ewido anti-spyware guard exe O - Service InstallDriver Table Manager IDriverT - Macrovision Corporation - C Program Files Common Files InstallShield Driver Intel IDriverT exe O - Service iPodService - Apple Computer Inc - C Program Files iPod bin iPodService exe O - Service Event Log Watch LogWatch - Computer Associates - C Program Files CA SharedComponents CA LIC LogWatNT exe O - Service Macromedia Licensing Service - Unknown owner - C Program Files Common Files Macromedia Shared Service Macromedia Licensing exe O - Service MSCSPTISRV - Sony Corporation - C Program Files Common Files Sony Shared AVLib MSCSPTISRV exe O - Service PACSPTISVR - Sony Corporation - C Program Files Common Files Sony Shared AVLib PACSPTISVR exe O - Service Pml Driver HPZ - HP - C WINDOWS System HPZipm exe O - Service ScsiAccess - Unknown owner - C WINDOWS System ScsiAccess EXE O - Service Sony SPTI Service SPTISRV - Sony Corporation - C Program Files Common Files Sony Shared AVLib SPTISRV exe O - Service Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine svcWRSSSDK - Webroot Software Inc - C Program Files Webroot Spy Sweeper WRSSSDK exe

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Preferred Solution: SpyQuake removed, Virus Alert in toolbar still showing

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: SpyQuake removed, Virus Alert in toolbar still showing

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Downloads
WinsockFix- Save it to your desktop. It is unlikely that you will need this program, but in the event you lose internet access after uninstalling WebHancer, double click on this program to run it.

combofix.exe-Save it to your Desktop, we will need this later.
smitRem.exe - Run it and extract it to it's own folder on the Desktop.
Ewido Anti-MalwareInstall Ewido Anti-Malware
Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the top of the main screen click Shield
Click the word active to change it to inactive
On the top of the main screen click Update.
Then click on Start Update. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
I also recommend changing the "Update interval" to something more reasonable like 12 hours.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.
Brute Force Uninstaller to your desktop.Right click the BFU folder on your desktop, and choose Extract All
Click "Next"
In the box to choose where to extract the files to,
Click "Browse"
Click on the + sign next to "My Computer"
Click on "Local Disk (C:) or whatever your primary drive is
Click "Make New Folder"
Type in BFU
Click "Next", and Uncheck the "Show Extracted Files" box and then click "Finish".
RIGHT-CLICK HERE and choose "Save As" (in IE it's "Save Target As") in order to download Alcra PLUS Remover.
Save it in the same folder you made earlier (c:\BFU).


Next, please reboot your computer in SafeMode by doing the following:Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.

Click > Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs and uninstall the following programs:
WebHancer
NewDotNet or New.Net
AxVenore
GreatMemo
EQArticle
Tclock

HijackThis!
Open Hijack This and click on Scan. Check the following entries (make sure you do not miss any)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {02EE5B04-F144-47BB-83FB-A60BD91B74A9} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {787F2874-6AF9-1527-F377-116E0F61BB89} - C:\WINDOWS\fmtmvnkh.dll
O2 - BHO: Yvakt Class - {B91A8E01-502D-4EF6-B0C4-7139709832ED} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\icda0wpw5.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Search - {DD3F7DA6-F6D7-3374-90D5-2E2BE4BF6CE8} - C:\WINDOWS\fmtmvnkh.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{91-17-75-54-ZN}] C:\windows\system32\qqdsregs.exe CORN001
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [webHancer Survey Companion] C:\Program Files\webHancer\Programs\whsurvey.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [webHancer Agent] C:\Program Files\webHancer\Programs\whagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Sysnet] C:\DOCUME~1\Zack\LOCALS~1\Temp\sysnet.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sys022190882010] C:\WINDOWS\sys022190882010.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [New.net Startup] rundll32 C:\PROGRA~1\NEWDOT~1\NEWDOT~2.DLL,ClientStartup -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eTrust PestPatrol Active Protection] none
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bxxs5] RunDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\bxxs5.dll,DllRun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BrowserUpdateSched] C:\WINDOWS\system32\pwinrrag.exe CORN001
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [lmu] C:\WINDOWS\LMU.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TClock.exe] C:\Program Files\TClock\tclock_install.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [pshower] C:\WINDOWS\system32\pshwr.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ichckupd] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ichckupd.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [EQArticle] "C:\Program Files\EQArticle\EQArticle.exe"
O4 - Startup: GreatMemo.lnk = C:\Program Files\GreatMemo\GreatMemo.exe
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} - http://software-dl.real.com/02b35038...p/RdxIE601.cab
O18 - Filter: text/html - {D55E80B0-433D-442F-A524-060DEA41DEE0} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\icda0wpw5.dll
O21 - SSODL: cholecyst - {ee2975b6-e8d5-405e-8448-8fe9590f6cfb} - C:\Documents and Settings\Zack\Application Data\Microsoft\Protect.dll (file missing)

Please remember to close all other windows, including browsers then click Fix checked.

File and Folder Deletions
Delete the following Files indicated in RED and Folders indicated in BLUE if they still exist.
C:\WINDOWS\fmtmvnkh.dll
C:\WINDOWS\bxxs5.dll
C:\WINDOWS\LMU.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sys022190882010.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\icda0wpw5.dll
C:\windows\system32\qqdsregs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pwinrrag.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pshwr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ichckupd.exe
C:\Program Files\webHancer
C:\Program Files\NewDotNet
C:\Program Files\TClock
C:\Program Files\EQArticle
C:\Program Files\GreatMemo

Tools

Tools
Please go to Start > My Computer and navigate to the C:\BFU folder. Start the Brute Force Uninstaller by doubleclicking BFU.exe
Behind the scriptline to execute field click the folder icon and select alcanshorty.bfu
Press Execute and let the program do it?s job. (You ought to see a progress bar if you did this correctly.)
Wait for the complete script execution box to pop up and press OK.
Press exit to terminate the BFU program.

Open the smitRem folder, then double click the RunThis.bat file to start the tool. Follow the prompts on screen.
Wait for the tool to complete and disk cleanup to finish.

The tool will create a log named smitfiles.txt in the root of your drive, eg; Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed. Please post that log along with all others requested in your next reply.

Run Ewido with it's updated definitions:(...it's important that all windows must be closed) Click Scanner
Click on the Scan tab
Click Complete System Scan to begin scanning.
When the scan is complete click Recommended Action and change it to Quarantine
Then click Apply all actions
Once finished, click the Save report button, then click Save Report As and save it to your desktop.

Next go to Control Panel click Display>Desktop>Customize Desktop>Web> Now, Uncheck Everything and delete if present:"Security Info"
"Warning Message"
"Security Desktop"
"Warning Homepage"
"Desktop Uninstall"
Also make sure the 'Lock desktop items' box is unticked. Click OK, and then Click Apply, then OK.

Reboot your system in Normal Mode.

Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

In your next post please include:smitfiles.txt
Ewido Log
Combofix Log
A new Hijackthis log

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A:External hard drive not showing up on my PC

Hello there,

There are a lot of different reasons for an HDD to stop showing. A few things you can try are:

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A:Seagate external hard drive not showing up in my computer. It is detected.

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A:External hard drive not showing in My Computer

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

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A:Dual graphics card showing up as N/a DXdiag

firz3h said:





Hi guys im not sure what the problem here or if this is supposed to happen. I have the latest AMd drivers for my video card I have checked direct x version and every thing and im not sure where to go now google hasnt helped much. I was wondering if you guys knew what a solution could be.

the main problem is as you can see in the pic below is everything is n/a and there are no driver details either. Could this cuase slight graphics problems when playing games and such?

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

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

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A:External hard drive stopped showing up in My Computer

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Maybe a soft click or a sliding sound? The drive should normally do nothing more than hum.

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Hi

it sounds well stuffed, however i did a quick google on the subject

http://www.recovermyflashdrive.com/articles/how-flash-drives-fail

http://www.techimo.com/forum/storage-related/214456-flash-drive-broken-need-repair-recover.html

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Use A43 File Manager. This is a replacement for Explorer.

Your files are still there, probably hidden by malware infection

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I'd start with test disk:
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We would like to know more about your equipment and configuration and recent history
 

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Why No Repsonse?

Hello,
I see there are a lot of views of my post.
However no one is posting a reply to my External Hard Drive issues I am having with my desktop computers running windows 7 n. Why not? Did I do something wrong. Please let me know and I will correct it, if it is needed. This issue of my drive is very frustrating and would appreciate the help.
Thanks, Karl
 

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I'm running Windows 7 pro.
 

A:My computer is showing a partition that doesn't exist

Have you installed any tools to mount ISO files?
 

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A:CPU usage still spikes after virus scan

what proccesor do you have??
 

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A:Bandwidth problems or virus

If the router has no wireless capability then you can rule out anyone using it from the outside. I would suggest using a bandwidth monitoring tool on each PC to see which PC is taking the most BW.

Make sure all PC's have all software patches and updates applied and scan for malware.
 

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A:Computer wont reformat after getting a virus

Hi

take a look here
 

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A:1080p not showing in HD

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A:CD/DVD drive problem. Just completed cleaning laptop from virus with TechSpot help

Optical drives don't need any extra drivers.

One of these may help:
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or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
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A:Toshiba Satellite not showing wireless networks

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A:Alert! Previous Fan Failure.

You really need to take the necessary steps to replace the failed fan or risk frying something. One of my PCs is a Dell which had a fan failure with the same message as yours. In my case it was replaced under warranty but if I had let it go, I might have fried my CPU.
 

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Saba Raba
 

A:Sound drivers not showing in XP Control Panel

Hmmmm.. Are you saying the default Sounds and Audio is also missing from Control Panel???? Is your sound otherwise working OK? It's just the stuff missing from Control Panel???

I don't know i have an answer.. but here's some info/things to try
> Note the "drivers" are what you see in Device Manager (so good they're still there!)
> The stuff in Control Panel aren't the drivers.

To try restoring the Control Panel applets try
> Look in Add/Remove programs. Do you see an entry for your Delta 44? Uninstall it
> Reboot and then try reinstalling the Delta44 stuff

Also, you should also be able to start the standard Windows Sound and Audio applet by Start->Run, enter: mmsys.cpl then click OK
 

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A:Vista WD External hard drive not showing up, don't want to format

The hd letter shouldn't have anything to do with it normally. But your work computer may be locked down in such a way that it is. But no, you do not have to reformat to get a new drive letter. See if you can get into disk management from the administrative tools control panel, in there you can change drive letters (ie - make the cd drive drive X or something temporarly).
 

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(K Error

Their both showing as empty
I tried restarting and everything, can someone please help me?
Thanks
 

A:External Hard Drives Showing As: (J:) Error

Spyware Symptom

Check for spyware. You can find the following 3 anti-spyware utlities in the downloads section:


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
SpuerAntispyware
Spybot Search & Destroy

A common symptom of spyware is that it disables one or more of your devices. You need to run 3 anti-spyware utilities as there are many different types of spyware.

Repost with results.

-- Andy
 

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A:PC problem (virus, not sure)?

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A:My IDE Hard Dreive Detected by BIOS but XP is not showing

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A:No input showing on monitor

Bump

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A:Cd-rom not showing in my computer

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A:One of my hard drives not showing up?

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A:None of my anti-virus will update

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A:2nd Internal HDD Not Showing Up in Windows

do you have the jumper settings correct? I would hope that this is not your only computer as windows 7 is a beta version. this could be your problem. does the secondary drive show up in bios?
 

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A:AOL Toolbar error

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