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search-tracker.net virus -- help!

Q: search-tracker.net virus -- help!

I've downloaded and run HijackThis Here is my log Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v search-tracker.net virus help! -- Boot mode NormalRunning processes C WINDOWS System smss exeC WINDOWS system winlogon exeC WINDOWS system services exeC WINDOWS system lsass exeC WINDOWS system svchost exeC Program Files Windows Defender MsMpEng exeC WINDOWS System svchost exeC Program Files Intel Wireless Bin EvtEng exeC WINDOWS Explorer EXEC Program Files Intel Wireless Bin S EvMon exeC Program Files Intel Wireless Bin WLKeeper exeC WINDOWS System wltrysvc exeC WINDOWS System bcmwltry exeC WINDOWS system spoolsv exeC Program Files Common Files Apple Mobile Device Support bin AppleMobileDeviceService exeC WINDOWS system IFXSPMGT exeC Program Files Java jre bin jqs exeC Program Files McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise McSACore exeC Program Files McAfee Common Framework FrameworkService exeC Program Files McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Mcshield exeC Program Files McAfee VirusScan Enterprise VsTskMgr exeC Program Files OpenCASE OpenCASE Media Agent MediaAgent exeC Program Files Broadcom Security Platform Software PSDsrvc EXEC Program Files Intel Wireless Bin RegSrvc exeC WINDOWS system svchost exeC Program Files Viewpoint Common ViewpointService exeC Program Files RegCure RegCure exeC Program Files Intel Wireless bin ZCfgSvc exeC Program Files Intel Wireless Bin ifrmewrk exeC Program Files McAfee VirusScan Enterprise SHSTAT EXEC Program Files Java jre bin jusched exeC Program Files AutorunRemover AutorunRemover search-tracker.net virus -- help! exeC WINDOWS system ctfmon exeC Program Files Intel Wireless Bin Dot XCfg exeC Program Files Mozilla search-tracker.net virus -- help! Firefox firefox exeC WINDOWS system wuauclt exeC Program Files McAfee Common Framework UdaterUI exeC search-tracker.net virus -- help! Program Files McAfee Common Framework McTray exeC Documents and Settings Forrest Lee Harris FORRESTDELL Desktop avira antivir personal en exeC DOCUME FORRES FOR LOCALS Temp RarSFX basic presetup exeC WINDOWS system msiexec exeC DOCUME FORRES FOR LOCALS Temp RarSFX basic setup exeC Program Files Avira AntiVir Desktop avguard exeC Program Files Avira AntiVir Desktop sched exeC Program Files Avira AntiVir Desktop avgnt exeC Program Files Trend Micro HijackThis HijackThiiiiiis exeR - 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 - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Local Page R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Local Page R - HKCU Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Internet Settings ProxyServer actsvr comcastonline com R - HKCU Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Internet Settings ProxyOverride cdn localO - BHO AcroIEHlprObj Class - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper ocxO - BHO Spybot-S amp D IE Protection - - F - D - - D F - C Program Files Spybot - Search amp Destroy SDHelper dllO - BHO DriveLetterAccess - CA D E- - CF- E - - C WINDOWS system dla tfswshx dllO - BHO scriptproxy - DB D A - - E -B D- F C - C Program Files McAfee VirusScan Enterprise scriptcl dllO - BHO no name - E D - A- EC-A -BA D E E - no file O - BHO Windows Live Sign-in Helper - D - C - ABF- ECC- C - C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WindowsLiveLogin dllO - BHO Java Plug-In SSV Helper - DBC -A - b-BC - C C C A - C Program Files Java jre bin jp ssv dllO - BHO JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - E E F - CE- C -BC -EABFE F C - C Program Files Java jre lib deploy jqs ie jqs plugin dllO - HKLM Run IntelZeroConfig quot C Program Files Intel Wireless bin ZCfgSvc exe quot O - HKLM Run IntelWireless quot C Program Files Intel Wireless Bin ifrmewrk exe quot tf Intel PROSet WirelessO - HKLM Run MSConfig C WINDOWS PCHealth HelpCtr Binaries MSConfig exe autoO - HKLM Run ShStatEXE quot C Program Files McAfee VirusScan Enterprise SHSTAT EXE quot STANDALONEO - HKLM Run SunJavaUpdateSched quot C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe quot O - HKLM Run AutorunRemover exe C Program Files AutorunRemover AutorunRemover exe -HideO - HKLM Run avgnt quot C Program Files Avira AntiVir Desktop avgnt exe quot minO - HKCU Run ctfmon exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exeO - HKUS S- - - Run DWQueuedReporting quot C PROGRA COMMON MICROS DW dwtrig exe quot -t User 'SYSTEM' O - HKUS DEFAULT Run DWQueuedReporting quot C PROGRA COMMON MICROS DW dwtrig exe quot -t User 'Default user' O - Extra context menu item E amp xport to Microsoft Excel - res C PROGRA MICROS OFFICE EXCEL EXE O - Extra button Research - B - CC- C -B BE- C C A - C PROGRA MICROS OFFICE REFIEBAR DLLO - Extra button no name - DFB A - F - C -A - CAB FD A - C Program Files Spybot - Search amp Destroy SDHelper dllO - Extra 'Tools' menuitem Spybot - Search amp amp Destroy Configuration - DFB A - F - C -A - CAB FD A - C Program Files Spybot - Search amp Destroy SDHelper dllO - Extra button Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exeO - Extra 'Tools' menuitem Windows Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exeO - Plugin for spop C Program Files Internet Explorer Plugins NPDocBox dllO - DPF CCA D- A - E -B - DEE D Facebook Photo Uploader - http upload facebook com controls Facebo toUploader cabO - DPF -C A- E-A -C C BBF Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool - http go microsoft com fwlink linkid O - DPF C AA- E F- C -A B - DBDAD Scanner SysScanner - http i dell com images global js scanner SysProExe cabO - DPF B - - - A - A DE AD Snapfish Activia - http photos walmart com WalmartActivia cabO - DPF DD - - F - F D-D MySpace Uploader Control - http lads myspace com upload MySpaceUploader cabO - DPF CCA E - - D -AC E- - http h www hp com ediags dd instal llMgr v cabO - DPF F E B A- A - CA- - D CB MSN Photo Upload Tool - http gfx hotmail com mail w resources MSNPUpld cabO - DPF C D - BE - - EC - D DBD A Facebook Photo Uploader Control - http upload facebook com controls Facebo toUploader cabO - DPF F B -B - DD- F - B ECC Facebook Photo Uploader Control - http upload facebook com controls Facebo otoUploader cabO - DPF B B-AA - A-BBE - B C D HpProductDetection Class - http h www hp com ediags gmn inst ctDetection cabO - DPF E A- D- EE - C-DC FA D FC MUWebControl Class - http update microsoft com microsoftupdat b O - DPF E B - B - EF-BFDC- B BB D - http www piclens com shared plinstll cabO - DPF A EB- FA- AE -A B-C BBFC Verizon Wireless Media Upload - http www vzwpix com activex VerizonWirel loadControl cabO - DPF AB CE -AC F- F- -D ABCA EC Get ActiveX Control - https h www hp com ewfrf-JAVA Secur loadManager ocxO - DPF D DC A- - E- - C A CRLDownloadWrapper Class - http drmlicense one microsoft com crlupdate en crlocx ocxO - HKLM System CCS Services Tcpip CC- D- BD-B -DFFB F C CE NameServer O - HKLM System CS Services Tcpip Parameters NameServer O - HKLM System CS Services Tcpip Parameters NameServer O - HKLM System CCS Services Tcpip Parameters NameServer O - Protocol sacore - F E- B- E - B - E CC - C Program Files McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise McIEPlg dllO - Winlogon Notify PSDNtfy - C Program Files Broadcom Security Platform Software PSDNtfy dllO - Service Avira AntiVir Scheduler AntiVirSchedulerService - Avira GmbH - C Program Files Avira AntiVir Desktop sched exeO - Service Avira AntiVir Guard AntiVirService - Avira GmbH - C Program Files Avira AntiVir Desktop avguard exeO - Service Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc - C Program Files Common Files Apple Mobile Device Support bin AppleMobileDeviceService exeO - Service Intel reg PROSet Wireless Event Log EvtEng - Intel Corporation - C Program Files Intel Wireless Bin EvtEng exeO - Service FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd - C Program Files Common Files Macrovision Shared FLEXnet Publisher FNPLicensingService exeO - Service Security Platform Management Service IFXSpMgtSrv - Infineon Technologies AG - C WINDOWS system IFXSPMGT exeO - Service Trusted Platform Core Service IFXTCS - Infineon Technologies AG - C WINDOWS system IFXTCS exeO - Service iPod Service - Apple Inc - C Program Files iPod bin iPodService exeO - Service Java Quick Starter JavaQuickStarterService - Sun Microsystems Inc - C Program Files Java jre bin jqs exeO - Service McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Service - Unknown owner - C Program Files McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise McSACore exeO - Service McAfee Framework Service McAfeeFramework - McAfee Inc - C Program Files McAfee Common Framework FrameworkService exeO - Service McAfee McShield McShield - McAfee Inc - C Program Files McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Mcshield exeO - Service McAfee Task Manager McTaskManager - McAfee Inc - C Program Files McAfee VirusScan Enterprise VsTskMgr exeO - Service OpenCASE Media Agent - ExtendMedia Inc - C Program Files OpenCASE OpenCASE Media Agent MediaAgent exeO - Service Personal Secure Drive Service PersonalSecureDriveService - Broadcom - C Program Files Broadcom Security Platform Software PSDsrvc EXEO - Service Pml Driver HPZ - HP - C WINDOWS system HPZipm exeO - Service Intel reg PROSet Wireless Registry Service RegSrvc - Intel Corporation - C Program Files Intel Wireless Bin RegSrvc exeO - Service Intel reg PROSet Wireless Service S EventMonitor - Intel Corporation - C Program Files Intel Wireless Bin S EvMon exeO - Service PC Tools Auxiliary Service sdAuxService - PC Tools - C Program Files Spyware Doctor pctsAuxs exeO - Service PC Tools Security Service sdCoreService - PC Tools - C Program Files Spyware Doctor pctsSvc exeO - Service Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C Program Files Viewpoint Common ViewpointService exeO - Service Intel reg PROSet Wireless SSO Service WLANKEEPER - Intel reg Corporation - C Program Files Intel Wireless Bin WLKeeper exeO - Service Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service wltrysvc - Unknown owner - C WINDOWS System wltrysvc exeO - Desktop Component no name - http www forrestharrisphoto com --End of file - bytesI'm not very computer savvy so I'm really having a hard time figuring this stuff out but from the posts I've read it seems like you guys can certainly help Thanks for taking a minute to look at this I really appreciate it Forrest

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A: search-tracker.net virus -- help!

Hello fharris1984,Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt.Please post the contents of that document.*****************We need to disable your Windows Defender Real-time Protection as it may interfere with the fixes that we need to make. Open Windows Defender. Click on Tools, General Settings. Scroll down and uncheck Turn on real-time protection (recommended). After you uncheck this, click on the Save button and close Windows Defender.After all of the fixes are complete it is very important that you enable Real-time Protection again.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from one of these places:http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti...&tag=buttonhttp://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Ant...ware_d5756.htmlhttp://www.besttechie.net/mbam/mbam-setup.exeDouble Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. * Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan. * The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note) * The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. * Copy&Paste the entire MBAM report (even if it does not find anything) in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.

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A:Virus for Keyboard?

I doubt it was a virus, it sounds more like an incorrect setting in your keyboard settings.
What Operating System are you using & the name/model# of your keyboard. The more info you have, the easier it'll be to fix it.
 

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A:No sound caused by a Virus/Program?

Broni, from the Virus and Malware Removal forum doesn't think it is malware related.
 

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A:No audio at all from computer/headset/microphone after having computer cleaned of virus

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

Select which operating system you have.

Go to the audio section, and download the file , run the EXE, restart your machine and sound should work.

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/need-to-get-into-hard-disk-but-risk-picking-up-a-virus.191699/
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Download Malwarebytes: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4716-malwarebytes-anti-malware.html and run a full scan. Tell me the results and post the scan log. This will determine if your PC has an infection.

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A:Unresponsive External HD - Virus?

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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: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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Motherboard ID 63-0100-009999-00101111-041807-Lakeport$945GCTHM_BIOS DATE: 04/18/07 10:26:20 VER: 08.00.13

Motherboard Name ECS Livermore

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A:In search of a few answers

You don't have a video card...
Can you verify your motherboard name again?
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00910113
Could that be your motherboard?
 

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Asus 1201N at Amazon

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Mfg Part # 1201N-PU17-BK
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DUDE?!!??!

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A:"b" key Stuck or Virus?

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A:Virus-Infested Hard Drive Swap

I'm not sure if this is the easiest way, but you could disconnect all your existing hdd, and only connect your sisters infected drive. Then boot your system from any Linux Live-cd (like Ubuntu), and format the disk from there. Your hdd's would be safe. If you need a guide on how to format a disk in Linux you could try http://www.ehow.com/how_1000631_hard-drive-linux.html.
 

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A:Crappy virus shuts down USB

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Firstly Norton: No!
Norton Antivirus works well, but when (and I say when!) it corrupts it usually takes Windows with it!

Antivirus software is used to defend your computer from Virus, only. But many AntiVius softwares are extending their protection to Spyware/Trojans and more protection options.
The new AVG Free Antivirus is an excellent example of this





Basically I want my computer to be fully protected from everything and anything that could hurt it.Click to expand...

Basically not possible

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I know, I know!
Presently not one Spyware product anywhere, does not protect any user from every issue.
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Get a good free Antivirus and Firewall and a few different Spyware programs (why pay?) and run scans regularly (especially after new updates are released - Note: this regularly can be once a month, corporates usually do this at least once a week, and most do it never!)

Or do as most do, and worry only when a Virus or Spyware is found (of course make regular backups of your important data)

You are not protected
 

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A:Lost internet connection in 2003 after virus

Article ID : 811259
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259
 

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System Error!
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Note: Strongly Recommend to install antispyware program to clean your system and avoid total crash of your computer!Click to expand...

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Thanks!​
 

A:No wireless networks were found in range, Virus Related

pawn3d said:



Hi, I have a Satellite that will cannot find any wireless networks, and I think it's virus related.

Opening Internet Explorer gives me a pop-up that reads:

I need to dl AVG, adaware & spybot, but I cannot connect, so I have to troubleshoot the network to get online. I went to Toshiba.com to find a repair utility to maybe reinstall missing drivers or whatever the utilities do, but there were 42 downloads! :rolleyes:

Then someone told me to get the Ultimate Boot CD, but that has so many options, I'm scared I'll break the PC!

Any ideas?

Thanks!​Click to expand...

First off, the pop-up is probably spyware advertising it self. If you get the pop up, then the Satellite is
a. either already connected or
b. has connected in the past.

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ALSO, check and make sure the wireless lan switch on the Satellite, either on the front, or the side is turned ON. The default is for them to be OFF.

Larry
 

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A:I have some kind of virus on my laptop

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A:BIOS doesn't detect HDD: BIOS Virus?

Promise Ultra TX2 ATA controller card sounds faulty to me.
Try moving it to another PCI slot
Try CS instead of Master (even though it has worked on Master before)
Try resetting the bios jumper
Try dispersing all voltage to the M/b by holding the power button in for 30 secs whilst the power cable is out
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A:Disk Boot Failure after virus/format

Hi Kyuumichi and welcome to TechSpot

So it's seen in Bios OK
The boot setting are HDD somewhere in the list

Remove all the plugged in devices at rear of computer (except power and video) does it boot ? (this is just testing)

Have you tried reseating (and or replacing) the HDD data cable on M/b

Actually also try reseating Ram (blow out all dust too)

Remove all PCI addon cards

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A:Possible Virus? Screen Changes to a Solid Color

TAPPSRV.EXE is a Toshiba Notebook applet and is perfectly safe.

Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

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A:Graphics problem, or just plain virus infected. Somebody helps, please

vananh said:



Last night when I was using the power was cut off suddenly. And this morning, I turned the PC on to find that some black bars had appeared on my desktop. It'slike, the screen is behind a prison bar. I thought it was because of viruses at first. But then after scanning the pc, I restarted the pc and those bars are still there. The thing is, when i pressed printscreen, and intended to paste into MS paint, no bars was on the image. 5 black bars, even when I'm posting this thread, those bars prevent the eyesight.

So, it's because of my pc, viruses or anything else. Thanks for your help.

now 3 have turned into white bars, one half white half the background colour of NF's Sasuke skin, and one the colour of my wallpaper.

Then I unplugged the cable from the LCd display to the power, and the plugged it in again. I turned back to normal and then 5 white bars appeared again Somebody helps, pleae.Click to expand...

Hm... do you have any other monitors to test with? The fact that a direct print screen did not capture the "bars" has led me to believe that your graphics card is fine, but your monitor has suffered some fatal damage.

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Thanks,
John
 

A:Random Beeps...Is this a virus?

Usually the beeps are error codes built into the motherboard system.. Go to the site of your computer, or the manufacturer of the motherboard used, and look up the beek codes. They vary from manufacturer, but will tell you what the motherboard & BIOS think the problem may be.
I don't know of viruses that create or cause the beeps. But it is very possible for beep errors to be caused by the damage they do.
 

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A:VIrus Help

You took a wrong turn......

Post this question in the "Security and the Web" forum. You will find much more expert help available. The virus issue is software based, so the motherboard doesn't really enter into it.
 

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A:PC Restarts by itself (no virus or spywares)

i only can understand in celsius =]

normal cpu temp (for me anyway) is around 35-45c* (idle or heavy load)
video card (512mb) temp should be around 45-55c* (idle or heavy load w/ custom build add-on fan)
 

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A:flash drive write protected by a virus! damn!

some flash drives have a hardware lock (usually a switch on the drive)
you can also softwasre lock the drive in windows.

If you truly have a virus, address it in the correct forum (security forum.)
 

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A:need help with possible virus

go to THIS LINK and follow the instructions. be sure to change the name of 'hijack this', to 'analyse this' then place it in programme files within its own folder. scan then upload the log, and avg log as an attachment ,not a copy and paste please use the forum "security and the web'.
 

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A:In search of a good mobo

You don't see many Wi-Fi boards out there. Here a re a couple of decent boards that meet your other criteria.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131032
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insert your xp disc, install it as you usually would, and it will detect you already have a copy of windows installed and will want to know if you would like to run a repair install on it, say yes etc, and it will just replace the windows files & registry keys etc.

should hopefully work after that,
good luck ^^
 

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First thing I would do would be to be off the net then turn off/disable Norton and then see if Adobe will open and if so Norton maybe terminating Adobe.

If no go enable Norton and update it and run a full safe mode scan.

What Spyware remover have you got?
 

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You can get bootdisks here - http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
 

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A:Timer/clock in top left corner SHUTDOWN -- VIRUS???

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

That is a valid function of cybersitter.
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P.S. Got it!
Go here for password help cybersitter password reset

Thats a pretty cool program, works well.

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A:i can't stop Automatic dial up is it a virus

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A:is it a virus

Go HERE and follow the instructions carefully.

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Also known as W32/Kelvir.whatever
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.kelvir.removal.tool.html

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http://www.directron.com/be725bb.html
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A:Virus + Network Problems

csrss - csrss.exe - Process Information
Process File: csrss or csrss.exe
Process Name: Client/Server Runtime Server Subsystem
Description: The Windows Client Server Runtime Subsystem handles Windows and Graphics Functions for all Subsystems
Common Errors: N/A
System Process: YesClick to expand...

You reference that service, why? It has nothing to do with Nimda.

Have you tried NAV's advanced settings, there is an option in there that does a heuristic scan, it can sometimes identify unknown infections and things not yet in the defs. It looks for things that are common to other virii or something like that. It can give false positives, but it can also identify things that would otherwise be missed. Just be careful using it because jscripts, vbscripts and word macros may be identified as virii even if they are not.
 

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A:Video Card Search, Please Help

If you're not so much into gaming, and wish to use it for video editing, you might also want to consider VIVO as an option (Video In Vidio Out) and perhaps a bit more RAM, maybe 256. Are you talking US dollars? If so, Pretty sure both nVida and ATI offer cards that outperform that little FX5200. I'm not up to date on the latest and greatest prices, still quite happy with my purchase from a couple of years ago (R9500 turned R9700)..For $400, you're probably going to get a DX9 card as well, whether you want it or not:grinthumb
 

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A:Microsoft said I had a virus, registry error when updating itunes

Bumppp​
 

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A:Virus in my email? Sending spam?

it's NOT 'in your email' but rather someone has hijacked your email address

there is only one solution that really works
get another email address
inform all your contacts of the change
discontinue using the old address
inform the ISP of the fact and have the OLD account disabled
The issue is how that email address was made so easily available;

As email users, we owe it to one another to use the BCC feature when adding multiple
recipients. If a correspondant forwards a group list to someone else, at least the addresses of your friends are hidden.
 

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A:Use email filter to block DOJ Virus

You may man have went farther. Then I would venture. I just delete them.
 

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A:What anti-virus software would you recommend?

Avira is the best anti virus software from the given list. It is user-friendly and advanced options help. It is very fast but sometime I have to face some problems at update time. Overall, its the perfect anti virus software.
 

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A:Optimal anti-malware/spyware/virus software and their necessity

You'll find the free products officially recommended by TS here:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
 

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A:What's your favorite search engine?

I use both Yahoo and Google, but prefer Yahoo if for no other reason than Yahoo is my home page.

Regards Howard
 

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A:Can't get rid of Conduit.com search

I'm assuming your using chrome, go to Customize and control Google Chrome>tools>extensions<disable the Conduit search.
 

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Hie

Please advise me on the Ant-virus I can use for my PC. It is stand-alone (not on the internet). Most of the Anti-viruses I know need to be registered and updated online so now I do not know what to do.

Please help because I want my PC to be protected.

Thank you in advance
 

A:Anti-virus for a standalone PC

The way I see it, your question is?questionable, as it reminds me a little bit of trying to square a circle. But I shall try to take it seriously.

Firstly, a computer unconnected to the internet isn?t exposed to malware infection, unless some device such as external drive, USB stick or CD is connected to it. So getting such items only from trusted sources should keep you out of trouble.

Secondly, no AV tool can deal reliably with all the new viruses constantly appearing, unless it?s regularly updated. If you can?t update it thru the internet, you have to do it manually using e.g. a CD you create on another computer. Otherwise, your only choice is a tool based entirely on heuristics, which is certain to both, miss many viruses and also give you plenty of false alarms.

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A:Anti-virus, antispyware,anti-malware, hijack this! should i remove some of them?

There is excellent support here on TechSpot for major infestations.
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A:A virus disguised as ESET NOD32 file scanner

First of all, welcome and compliments on your researching abilities, even if final result has not been achieved.

You can try any of the following, not necessarily in the order I give them.

Try installing a free AV different to Kaspersy, in the hope that it might be more tolerant to the existence of the offender. Suitable choices are the free Avira Anitvir or Avast! If successful, scan for the virus in safe mode.

If unsuccessful, get a portable AV which does not require installation. One suggestion is the free, portable ClamWin, which I use myself as 2nd opinion and does not clash with the resident AV. Get it from here:
http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/clamwin_portable

There is, at least there was, also a free portable version of the genuine ESET NOD32 itself, which I search for myself in another thread on this page. If you discover it, please inform me in that thread.

Run an online scan at any of the many sites offering it. The following are for guidance, I haven't checked if they are still valid:
http://www.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.html/ie.html?url=scan8/ie.html
http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA/security/security-lab/tools-and-services/online-scanner/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Burn a bootable rescue CD, which works in safe mode from your CD drive and clears malware, even when the PC cannot be started due to the malware. A good choice is again the Avira Rescue CD, available for free at the Avira site:
www.free-av.com/en/tools/.../avira_antivir_rescue_system.html

Get the RevoUninstaller Pro and run it in hunting mode, which discovers traces of uninstalled programs that don?t appear in the main list. However, since it?s a virus and not a proper program, it may not work.

Get the free (portable version if necessary) HijackThis from Trend Micro and see if it finds anything, which however I do not expect as it is not meant for this job.
http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html

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A:Only Internet connection is with Firefox, after virus

Start with; document your TCP settings thus:
get a command prompt and enter
ipconfig /all >myTCP.txt​then follow-up and attach that file (it's in %userprofile% )

see http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic55006.html
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http://finalbuilds.edskes.net/nod32.htm

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A:Changing search option in Comodo Ice Dragon

@admin, kindly remove this post/thread. I'm dumping Comodo Ice Dragon for a decent browser. Thank you.
 

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A:Windows Vista Explorer no filenames, no detail columns, no search

I suggest you should do a system restore from just before you plugged that USB drive in.
 

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While Windows itself has some defending tools like Windows Defender, does it need to anti-virus nevertheless?
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A:Does Windows need an anti-virus?

See this discussion
 

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Anybody know of a reliable cell phone tower search site?

Thanks!
 

A:Is there a reliable cell phone tower search site?

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A:Virus still there after format

JUNK in my opinion.

Your symptom as stated "virus still present after reformatting" is literally 99.9% impossible. The only way for that to be true is for the virus to have infected the BOOT sector on the drive and that is rare.

The devil is in the details and the precise sequence of specific actions, how you recovered and then began testing can easily effect the outcome.

With the indeterminable actions that got you to the current situation, I would recommend a Clean Install from CD media (ie: do not attempt to use System Restore or restore from some backup media). A clean install will offer to reformat the whole disk, reload the system and then you will need the Microsoft License Key for the CD used in the install.
 

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in the past every time i've tried a virus-scan, its ended up taking up lots of system resources even when not doing a scan, which very negatively affected my gaming life. so, what i'm looking for is an anti-virus that either uses almost no resources when its not doing a full scan, or that can be set to a sort of sleep mode when i game so it doesn't interfere or slow things down. i haven't tried any recently, but below is a list of ones i've tried in the past.
kaspersky, avg, norton, mcafee
 

A:Looking for gaming friendly anti-virus software

i've gone years without regular AV, i'm just seeing if there is a good option really, i'll look into both that you mentioned. as for disabling, some of the ones that i tried in the past wouldn't really disable, they would keep taking up their huge footprint...
 

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A:Need A Win7 Search Program

Are ALL the results carbon copies or ???
 

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You might be thinking right now that this is a Windows Update not a virus Are you thinking right now should I trust any Microsoft Windows Updates The answer is that this virus is not a Windows System VIRUS: Update (False KB70007 Positive) Update at all and its camouflaged to look like one You will not receive this VIRUS: System Update KB70007 (False Positive) in Windows Update Section but rather in an Alternate installer were it asks you to install extra things like Search Conduit Dolphin and pretty much any Alternate Search Engines Next time you re using Softpedia Installer CNET Installer or TrustedInstaller make sure to unchecked and decline any of the Ads Symptoms - Changes your Proxy Port Settings even after you change it over and over again This can cause connection issues to the Internet Ad-ware Makes a great amount of ads pop up on your browser The rest is unknown Virus Found - The Virus is Undetected by ALL Anti-Viruses Why Because of the way it camouflages itself in Windows System Update KB I have submitted a report to the Norton Community amp Panda Cloud Anti-virus so the virus can be detected in the newest updates of the Anti-Viruses databases If an Anti-Virus can t detect it as of right now is there any way to delete it and protect your-self Yes by manually deleting it and disabling its processes services The instructions are listed below Please READ CAREFULLY To remove the virus First unplug your computer from the Internet I m not really sure what information this virus sends out but you are better off getting off-line ASAP Next open the task manager ctrl alt delete and click open task manager End all variations of Microsoft or windows update updater I had several processes If you have difficulty keeping them stopped disable the services in the msconfig menu by hitting windows and typing msconfig or run then type in msconfig exe Go to the service menu and disable all update services for the time being and any that have KB in the name Next navigate to C windows Microsoft This folder will contain files that say KB in it The folder should not exist at all Delete the contents of the folder Now be careful because C windows Microsoft NET SHOULD exist and is needed to run many programs Don t get them mixed up Deleting this folder should stop your proxy settings in your browsers from being changed over and over again The next step is to remove Privoxy If you use Privoxy for something else just re-download it later To find where the Privoxy installation is mine was in a really random directory go to the task manager and find the Privoxy process that is running It will just be privoxy exe Right click and hit open location Stop the process and delete this folder This will stop the actual rerouting of your Internet Now all of your browsers will be trying to re-route to privoxy for a proxy server that no longer exists Steam origin and all Internet browsers will not work In order to fix this run Internet explorer with administrative privileges Go to settings Internet options connections LAN settings Delete all of the information under proxy server and unchecked the box for using a proxy server This will fix steam origin and Internet explorer To fix Firefox go to menu options advanced connection settings delete everything under proxy configuration and check the box that says no proxy connection I believe Google chrome should resolve itself when you fix Internet explorer it uses Internet explorer s proxy settings Finally I would run an anti-virus scan along with Panda Cloud Anti-virus or something along those lines just to clean up anything else lurking around Thank you just trying to raise awareness to this undetected virus and I read reports about this virus happening to people without a correct solution be careful of what you download and don t use risky installers One last request Can you stick this thread to raise awareness around our communities thank you Best Regards tyler nbsp

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I find the built in search feature in Windows 7 to be quite limiting. Is there one that supports regular expressions in file names or at least doesn't always search only the beginning of words? I'm not sure of the details but something like on Windows if I search 123 the file x123 wont be found.
 

A:Search in Windows 7

Don't be panic, there is always a solution.

You can use the following syntax for searching: ?*?.
For example:
*123 -> searches for file which has the content 123
123 -> searches for files which starts with 123

Hope it helps..
 

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