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While downloading Lime lite I got hit by a virus. Yea, I know now from reading other threads in your forum that Lime lite has a reputation, but I was looking for software to search the web for MP3 and MP4 files and Lime lite had a four star rating …
by Rocketman in Information Security ()
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can sum1 help me, 1 i need to know what windir32.exe does, also how do i get rid of it?
by eltommyo in Information Security ()
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 1:49:44 PM, on 12/17/2005 Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106) Running processes: C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE C:\WINNT\system32\atiptaxx.exe C:\Program Files\ahead\InCD\InCD.exe C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe C:\Program Files\HighCriteria\TotalRecorder\TotRecSched.exe …
by nooklogan in Information Security ()
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I recently bought a compaq laptop to use for school and work. Now, completely out of the blue, windows explorer and internet explorer will not open. Most other programs work, although they like to freeze alot. I have read through forums checking for an answer but with no luck. Now …
by MajinFonz in Information Security ()
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Just a little over a month ago we networked 3 computers using an Intelinet Wireless Router, which is also an AP. At the time we had no intention of using a laptop. However, my husband just got a good deal on a Dell C600 wireless. It is on the way …
by K6BON in Networking ()
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Sry...my bro's a dumb piece...he used a P2P and downloaded several viruses hidden in another folder. Norton Antivirus caught 1. However, when I tried to delete the folder from the desktop, it told me it was in use. This freaked me out, so i went and checked processes. I THINK …
by 'Stein 150 in Information Security ()
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I have an old pc that is a 1.6 ghz and would like to upgrade it. The motherboard chipset is an Intel Brookdale i845D and it looks like it uses the 478 pin. But I am not sure if it can be upgraded at all. any help would be greatly …
by nstern2 in Hardware ()
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ok in my documents some files names are coloured blue??? y is dat????
by rudeboy in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hi all im trying to format my windows xp lap top but im getting a error message windows cannot format this drive.quit any disc untilities or other ptograms that are using the drive,and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of the drive.then try formatting again.....as far as …
by craig1234 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hello, Today, I had to disconnect my modem.When I reconnected it, all hell broke loose. Norton alerted me to a trojan virus that it wasn't able to delete (C:\windows\system32\howiper.exe). I ran all my spyware programs (ad-aware, spybot S&D, norton anti). It was at this point when I knew I had …
by H2ofield in Information Security ()
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There is a good collections of links to Unix/Linux related websites at [url]http://citrix.50webs.com[/url] but not very well organised though.
by kriss183 in Linux and Unix ()
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when i try and install programs i have download from the net eg. winamp, xfire (i dont have any trouble installing anything from cd). i get this error message. "NSIS Error The installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete. This could be the result of a damaged …
by new death2 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I'm having a problem with a start up program titled 'jake.scr' I know it's spyware/malware because I accidently dl-ed it, and it caused AIM spamming. I somehow disabled it, and the only place I can find it now is in the startup registry in msconfig. Title: jake Command: jake.scr Location: …
by 'Stein 150 in Information Security ()
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After server upgrade, noticing unexplained performance problems and am unable to install the Windows critical upgrades. AntiVirus and spyware software doesn't seem to find anything. I am posting the HJT logfile for your review. - Thanks Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 2:01:42 PM, on 01/12/06 Platform: Windows XP …
by solipsist in Information Security ()
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Hi, I have the following problem... The cd-rom on my dad's computer opens and closes continuously, the computer is obviously infected. First I suspected the problem was spyware. I tried: Adaware, SpyBot Search and Destroy, SpySweeper and others but this hasn't fixed the problem. Now I suspect the problem may …
by Daniela1 in Information Security ()
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Hi guys. i stumbled apon your sit when i got a virus. hacktool rootkit. I have nortons internet security 2006 and it finds the virus and will quarantine it but not delete it. as i read some of the previous treads i tried some of the remedies but to no …
by moen'm'down in Information Security ()
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Hello, My problems started on this machine when I attempt to login either into Hotmail ([url]www.hotmail.com[/url]) or my bank accounts online or almost all login required sites. They do not fully load to either the login page or even thereafter the user/pass is entered I receive a blank page that …
by goplease in Information Security ()
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hi i just recovered my pc from spyware but now i cant change my background(selection grayed out) the message on the background reads "spyware infection" this is my hackthis log, (i think the problem may be in the top 2 or 3 files) Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at …
by tomstirk in Information Security ()
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I've been enlisted by a friend to remove Hacktool.Rootkit, but I can't seem to get rid of it. It seems to be acting differently than the other reports I've read. The computer was infected in a similar way (IM about pictures) but Norton isn't constantly popping up errors, it only …
by shadow361218 in Information Security ()
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Well here it is. Norton found some stuff and i want to make sure i am all clean. [quote] Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 12:39:09 PM, on 1/7/2006 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) 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 …
by tayspen 28 in Information Security ()
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Hello all, first time posting here. I've got something(or several somethings) burrowed down in my system. I just don't want to go deleting anything important. Can someone review my Hijackthis log and point me in the right direction? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved …
by darkline in Information Security ()
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Someone in my house apparently is extremely computer illiterate/nosey or hates me with A passion because computers in this house are constantly developing problem after problem and I know it is not being accesed remotely nor are there any spyware/malware problems. Someone keeps deleting my profile off of this computer …
by WlkingMan in Microsoft Windows ()
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I feel that I am properly protected without it, And I would like my applications to run faster while connected to the internet, especially IE and some P2P. I use Panda Antivirus, MS Antispyware, SpywareBlaster and PeerGuardian. Do I really need the NAT firewall to run as well ? I …
by Gizmo78 in Information Security ()
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This is to anyone online now. I need to post a smitfiles log for DMR to read but i don't know how to do it. Can any one advise me please. Thanks.
by Toad53 in Information Security ()
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Hi! I am new to this but from what I have seen I feel confident that someone can come to my rescue. My son's computer has decided to have a heart attack and no matter what I do/have done nothing has helped. On 1/01/06 he started his computer and carried …
by Cathy Murphy in Information Security ()
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You know that menu when u right click on the desktop and its named "New" and u can pick what file u want to be created, well i was wondering is there anyway that u can edit that menu so u can take delete some file choices and maybe add …
by somedood in Microsoft Windows ()
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My machine was taken over by look2me, and several other spyware programs yesterday. After several hours of running spysweeper, Bazooka, spy bot s&d, and adaware se, the popups seemed to have died down. The machine still seems a bit slow, and I've noticed the browser sometimes shuts down unexpectedly. I've …
by rclksr in Information Security ()
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hey another familiar story opened a file and norton detected hacktool.rootkit I think I got rid of most spyware, but could you take a look at my hijackthis log and let me know what else I need to do. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 11:19:44 PM, on 12/30/2005 …
by sgtjones in Information Security ()
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This problem started earlier today. A pop-up told me i ahd spyware and i have run several programs and everything has been cleaned. My screen is whie, and i cannot change it to anything... I have unchekced all boxes in the 'customise desktop' and have run hijackthis and these were …
by titan5239 in Information Security ()
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I have a wireless router (D-Link DI-524) and a cable modem (Motorola SURFboard 3100) which I cannot get to talk to each other. The modem works beautifully when connected to the computer via my Ethernet device (as it is right now), and the wireless router is also performing as expected …
by gusano79 247 in Networking ()
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