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Q: ads popping up explorer closing

I'm help and friend with her computer and she was ads that pop up in the bottom corner of her computer screen or pages won't open as it says malicious add on was detected so the page won't open. I've used malwarbytes, and spybot but if keep happening.  Any help to clean this up would be appreciated.   Thanks

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A: ads popping up explorer closing

Hello poorcomputerboy I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the "Follow This Topic" Button, make sure that the "Receive notification" box is checked and that it is set to "Instantly" - This will send you an e-mail as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to resolve the issue faster.NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planed. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer.NOTE: It is good practice to copy and paste the instructions into notepad and print them in case it is necessary for you to go offline during the cleanup process. To open notepad, navigate to Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. Please remember to copy the entire post so you do not miss any instructions.I need to get some reports to get a base to start from so I need you to run these programs first.-Download DDS-Please download DDS from one of the links below and save it to your desktop:Download DDS and save it to your desktopLink1Link2Link3Double-Click on dds.scr and a command window will appear. This is normal.Shortly after two logs will appear:DDS.txtAttach.txtA window will open instructing you save & post the logsSave the logs to a convenient place such as your desktopCopy the contents of both logs & post in your next replyGringo
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Can anyone assist??
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I recommend sleeping the laptop if you are gonna use it after you close it within the next few hours. Otherwise shut it down.
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A:Internet Explorer not responding

First issue is to resolve the question

is tcp configured so I can access the Internet
if it is, then what's stopping the browser(s)
Solving (1).

Get a command prompt (start->run->cmd) and enter

If you get timeouts, then tcp is a mess.

if you get timing data, then try

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A:External hard drive does not show up in Explorer/My Computer

/Close This worked for me

It didn't have a drive letter. I had to activate it as a partition or something, but it shows up and I can access it now, and that's what counts
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A:Can't connect to Internet Explorer, Firefox, Steam, etc.

What are your computers complete specs? What version of Windows are you running? What kind of Internet service do you have? Cable? DSL?
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Has this problem just started to happen or is this a new unformated drive?
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A:Windows Explorer is slow on D: drive

disciple said:

After starting up, whenever I click on Games it takes a while to show all the icons; once it has done it once then it will show the icons immediately every time.Click to expand...

It seems it slows down while querying the filesystem to create a database of icons of files in the path.
It may be an heavy task if there are large images, video, or executables that must be queried for creating icons.
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I'd revert to the previous drivers. Perhaps the new codex are not good.
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A:External 60GB drive is empty and shows 10MB in Explorer

try this,
Go to my computer and right click on the drive you have set up as slave drive. Go to properties-then security-then click on advanced tab near the bottom of that page-then click on owner tab-then on edit-then choose the owner you want to have access in this case you Administrators mine says (Tman-PC\Administrators) and then click apply. You will have to close all the windows down and reopen them and you should be able to see anything that was hidden or unaccessable on the drive.

Hope t works for you.
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A:Can't get explorer to recognize external hard drive

Since it's recognized by Disk Management, I'll guess one of two things

1. See if this might help How to Cleanup and Remove old USB Storage Drivers

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A:Need help with a external hard drive not showing up in explorer

I'd start with test disk:
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In which computer is it installed, and what is your operating system?
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Bump. I want this to get fixed veryyyy badly.
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Well you need to do two things:

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A:Computer weird static, popping noises (not the speakers)

Tell us your computer brand and model, as well as configuration and age.

Is this a new install? Has the problem been around for a long time or just begin recently?
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Has the HD been FDisked/partitioned and formatted?
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try the FAQs
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A:Cooling problem with Apevia Explorer case


Which direction did you place the fans? Are all going into the PC? Is the top one blowing out? Is your power supply a single or a dual fan model?

I think I found your case on Newegg:

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Help me to fix the problem please.

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A:XP C: drive ok in Explorer not in Disk Management

can we have your complete system specs?
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Plug and Play (Logon as Local service)
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) (Logon as Network Service)
Logical Disk Manager (Logon as Local service)
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service (Logon as Local service)
I also tried adding the following to the list above without luck:

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator (Logon as Network Service)

System: Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP 3

I also had an E drive (Seagate Free Agent Pro connected to USB port). This is not showing anywhere (Explorer or Disk Manager). However, Partition Manger (3rd party software) picked it up and shows correct % used/free. Device Manger shows it correctly too under Disk Drives.

Help please...


A:XP C: drive ok in Explorer not in Disk Management

Yea. That's pretty strange. A couple observations / things to do

Disk Management issues
Disk Management does require the two Logical Disk Manager services tho your screen shot does show them as Started so they should be OK
=> Have you rebooted? Does this problem occur after rebooting? If so, reboot again then
=>Let's see if anything is appearing in your Windows Event Logs

Click Start->Run, enter: cmd
Copy the loooonnngggg command line below and paste it after the prompt in the command prompt window. Then hit Enter. When complete (may take 30secs or so) you'll find the file events.txt on your desktop
Attach the events.txt file to a TechSpot post. When you create your TechSpot post, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see it among your icons, you need to click the TechSpot Go Advanced button towards bottom of window)

cscript "C:\WINDOWS\system32\eventquery.vbs" /l application /l system /r 35 /v /fo table /fi "Type eq error OR Type eq warning" > "%userprofile%\desktop\events.txt"

​Device Manager shows an unknown device
Don't know that it's related, but Do you know what that is?
Check if Windows reports any problem devices

First make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32
Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, then Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy Paste into next post
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Lots of excellent info there

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A:Computer won't start anymore after closing it with Power Supply Switch

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

If after trying your other psu it`s still dead, It`s got to be either the mobo or cpu.

I think for whatever reason, you`ve had a short circuit of some kind and it`s fried either the psu/mobo/cpu.

You`ve seem to have tried all the right things, so I can`t really suggest anything else.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A faulty Explorer shell extension appears to be the problem.Known culprits include Photoshop,Divvx and Spysweeper.


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Hello thatredbullguy,

Thanks for sharing this tip! Resetting Internet Explorer can fix most problems that people experience in Internet Explorer. Before resetting IE settings, you should check to see if you can see another web page. Sometimes this message occurs because there is something wrong with a particular site and simply giving it time will fix the issue. I also recommend resetting your modem or router and see if that fixed the problem. If neither of these steps work, then reset IE settings (but be aware that you'll also have to re-install any add-ons).

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