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Hello, My Google Chrome browser has been redirected to"Search.Babylon.com". Ever since I downloaded Internet Download Manager from Download.com, this redirection began. Using CCleaner, I uninstalled Internet Download Manager and two Babylon entries, however Chrome is still redirected to Babylon. In the Chrome settings, Google is my default browser, but this …
by Inlovewithnight in Information Security ()
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Hey there, I have invisible internet windows and audio ads going on in the background of my task manager in the processes tab, I did do some of my own virus scans and did remove some viruses by I still have it, can I get some help here please. Malwarebytes …
by Top_Hat in Information Security ()
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Hello Daniweb, I would be very grateful if someone could have a look at these scans and recommend a course of action to clean my computer of this virus. I have followed the instructions in the sticky to produce the following logs. The symptoms I am experiencing are that iexplorer.exe …
by Sabre2th in Information Security ()
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This happens when I play a game,some other times too.annoying.why?
by silvercats 10 in Information Security ()
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Hello everybody, here I am again to ask for your help. I got my daddy's notebook to restore. It is often freezing. I would attempt to reinstall windows but I discovered cd rom do not work and so I have no idea about how to do that (no usb boot). …
by mazekx in Information Security ()
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I'm having a problem with Google search results redirecting to advertisements. I can usually click the back button on my browser a few times to get the page I wanted. I'm using firefox, but it happens in IE as well. Additionally, when I shut down, or restart the machine, I …
by DoriftuEvo in Information Security ()
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Hello, Sorry if I posted this on the wrong section. An sbcglobal.net email account I haven't used in a couple of years got hacked. One of my friend emailed me to let me know. It apparently send out a bunch of spam mail last night to all the people on …
by Nance23 in Information Security ()
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Ever since the last virus I thought I had removed, my PC has been acting strange. Every time a run superantispyware it will find a critial threat, a broken file assocation. When I try to shut windowns down or restart, I get 3 not responding messages about Rundll before the …
by morrowsnow in Information Security ()
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I keep getting an error message saying: There was a problem starting msimeg32.dll. The specific module could not be found. Picture of the exact error message can be found here: And it keeps reapearing every time I log off/on, turn off/on and restart my pc, I went to several websites …
by Messatsu in Information Security ()
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Hello Before I start I'd like to show you this <a href="" rel="nofollow">thread</a> , which is basically the same problem as I had/have. What happens is the fans starts getting louder and louder, which means they're running faster... eventually my computer just starts slowing down and become unusable. I haven't …
by Classified64 in Information Security ()
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Trend Micro Releases HijackThis Source Code to sourceforge.net <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> Sourceforgenet link to open source hijackthis <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>
by caperjack 875 in Information Security ()
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Hi Guys; Did attempt a search, but didnt find anything about the malware bytes app freezing up, did see some comments on "your computer at risk" firewall issue, but was unable to resolve it. After running Malware bytes several times and detecting one infected object, the Malware Bytes appplication "freezes" …
by aven2ra in Information Security ()
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Hi Everyone, I was just reading a news article, when i accidentally clicked on a link to download a some adobe flash 11 plugin. Unfortunately after that, internet explorer just keeps opening to the homepage roughly every 20 to 30 seconds. I have absolutely no idea how to fix it. …
by torres9 in Information Security ()
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So i was starting up my web browser this morning, and firefox started spitting out extremely random javascript errors, which spammed up to around a dozen. I figured obviously to give my computer a virus scan. I did (with AVG free), and found 2 trojans, who have masked over service.exe. …
by Blahthing in Information Security ()
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Hi, thanks in advance to whoever can help me out here. I guess the issues with my computer are currently. ping.exe using up a large chunk of the CPU, very erratic but sometimes going near 100% When I open Firefox or Internet Explorer, another tab or window automatically opens for …
by ossray2000 in Information Security ()
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I can not connect to any antivrus websites. I am trying to download Microsoft Security Essentials and I keep getting an error message that says My computer cannot connect to the microsoft server. I also tried going to the AVG site and received the same error message. I do not …
by AnnieJo in Information Security ()
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Hello, and Thank You for taking the time to read this! A couple of days ago my laptop (running Vista Service Pack 1) started to play up, mainly the internet was redirecting me to ebay or some tacky advertising. So I tried to use AVG and found it dissapeared, then …
by Treadiculous in Information Security ()
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Hi can i ask some help with you guys,what is in my msconfig there is a list "cuqal" C:\Documents and Settings\jemz\cuqal.exe/S if i will check that box and restart my pc and when i put usb flash drive,the content of my flash drive will keep duplicating the files and the …
by jemz -1 in Information Security ()
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I removed a virus via MSE and afterwards have lost the ability to connect to the internet. This is a windows 7 professional 32 bit laptop. Staticly i can set the ip address and dns server and can ping the DG and the DNS server. I can also ping google …
by mflexnet in Information Security ()
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I have a similar laptop problem as GoldenEagle4444 had: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> and "the application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect." Before the errors occurred, I was using autosurf, so it might have affected my machine, and it got it really bad. Except mine …
by z3o in Information Security ()
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I am in need of help ping.exe keeps running and using up all of my cpu i have tried to start in safe mode and delet this item but it replaced itself upon restarting in normal mode i have ran all the scans so far malware bytes is currently running …
by stevensan1983 in Information Security ()
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My computer has a virus now, and yesterday it turned on just fine, but today it says it cannot start up. I have restarted the computer several times, and it doesn't start up. I have not done a cold boot, because I didn't think that would help. I run the …
by sirlink99 44 in Information Security ()
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My problems first started on my son's laptop. Backed up his game saves and such to our other pc via external drive enclosure. Now the desktop pc is infected with something. And just today while updating database/scanning with MBAM on that one, I was on MY laptop and recieved a …
by HeidiGiller in Information Security ()
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ok i just got this laptop from my friend and apparently it seems to have contracted malware, particularly ping.exe? i ran a GMER scan, but i could not save a log file. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.2.1300 <a href="" rel="nofollow">www.malwarebytes.org</a> Database version: 911122703 Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 12/27/2011 …
by natakudragoon in Information Security ()
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I have followed the sites directions and here are my logs: • MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware log Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.2.1300 <a href="" rel="nofollow">www.malwarebytes.org</a> Database version: 911122701 Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13 12/27/2011 11:06:42 AM mbam-log-2011-12-27 (11-06-42).txt Scan type: Full scan (C:\|) Objects scanned: 243664 Time elapsed: 37 minute(s), 49 …
by opr8tions in Information Security ()
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So I was searching for that awesome pic of the anteater standing up saying 'f@ck you, I'm an anteater', for my wife because it is hilarious. Unfortunately, my AVG 'free' caught an issue, but it was too late. I noticed ping.exe in the task manager. Really appreciate you folks taking …
by dapesche in Information Security ()
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Hello. I'm looking for help with what appears to be a stubborn trojan problem. I've read the sticky on how to post requests for help so hopefully I've got this right. It's regarding a PC running XP Pro. Yesterday morning I began experiencing problems such as right-click disabled, incomplete Start …
by Soupy2 in Information Security ()
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Hi, Yesterday my computer became infected with the malware "XP Antivirus 2012". Among the usual malware activities, it also disabled my internet access. I cleaned it up to the best of my knowledge, and it seems that my computer is now clean, but I can't access my internet anymore! Whenever …
by aeaism in Information Security ()
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Hello, am currently thinking of moving from AVG Free to a licensed version of Norton Internet Security 2012, however, I still have a doubt: Will I be able to use my license again if for example I formatted my Windows after some time, and the license, which will be a …
by lordrt 34 in Information Security ()
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hello, i've had this problem for over a week now, and i tried numerous fixes (virus scan, delete temp folder, reset router and modem...) but i can't seem to fix it, help me! so about a week ago, for some reason my internet stopped working, it's quite weird. for every …
by cascer1 in Information Security ()
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