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  1. http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and Windows 7
  2. I subscribed to yahoo mail back in feb of 08, some forum wouldn't allow gmail I gave a secondary address then, it was still on file, if you lose/forget your password that's one way to recover it.
  3. MBAM job security? http://download.cnet.com/windows/ Limewire moves to #3
  4. Watchout for the addon/plugins with Foxit http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/download.php The msi package is prefered if you don't want to have to disable yet another toolbar
  5. Evidence would support that conclusion of it being a false positive, no harm done, divx is easily replaced, not a very good program tho for a freebie. Xvid open source is a lot better. The purpose of MBAM's excellent quarantine is so you can reload a false positive, the files in quarantine are locked so they present no real danger to your computer if left there.
  6. Is it still in quarantine, did you remove divx thru add/remove programs?
  7. I chased a similar problem on a computer and replaced several components over the span of a couple of years, the power supply and memory was poor quality, but windows or some installed programs kept crashing. After reloading that computer 3 or 4 times I downloaded a disk check utility from the manufacturer of the hard drive, after exhausing all windows checks, the utility found a few bad sectors in what I assume was the system file area. I had been slow formatting the hard drive between window installs. Sometimes a hard drive dies slowly.
  8. Hold down the shift key before connecting the drive, it's best to use a fully updated AntiVirus with the larger definition base. Anything suspicous should be also scanned with a seperate online AV scanner.
  9. That was a good one, I didn't see it coming at all.
  10. http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?th...23&tstart=0 You might want to read this thread It's better to completely remove any old java and then downloiad the offline installer http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
  11. http://www.eggheadcafe.com/conversation.as...readid=32141952
  12. Malware or an attempt to clean it up often disables explorer running The uninstall went OK? I just loaded the Firefox and IE new versions.
  13. Actually it would be good practice to turn it off With task manager already open you can shut down and reboot or better yet under file choose new task and then browse to the windows folder and turn it back on.
  14. That explorer is THE explorer, your desktop and icons, in a sense the master browser for Windows. It's best to leave that process alone.
  15. The recovery console is best left alone unless windows ia already broken and system files need to be replaced, when you use it to remove malware, you are leaving infected registry keys. Those keys must be removed or repaired when removing the infected files. I assume safe mode does not work either?
  16. Remove all but the most recent Restore Point on Windows XP You should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one.Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state. The easiest and safest way to do this is:Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".If the shortcut is missing you can also click on START > RUN > and type in %SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and click OK Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the new Restore Point a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore. Then use the Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr.exe Select the drive where Windows is installed and click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open. Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore. Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?" Click Yes, then click Ok. Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?" Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically. On the Disk Cleanup tab, if the System Restore: Obsolete Data Stores entry is available remove them also. These are files that were created before Windows was reformatted or reinstalled. They are obsolete and you can delete them. Additional information Microsoft KB article: How to turn off and turn on System Restore in Windows XP Bert Kinney's site: All about Windows System Restore
  17. Normally there's no need for a reboot when purging old system restore points, but remember to only do it when you are reasonably sure you don't have any problems. I have started telling posters to defrag after purging restore.
  18. Please download and run Processexplorer http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx Under file and save as, create a log and post here copy and paste into a reply
  19. Add/remove programs is in your control panel(CP) I can play divx without their software and plugins, the open standard of xvid is much better.
  20. The proper way to remove Divx is thru add/remove programs not edit the registry.
  21. That will explain the C:\windows\pev.exe , we''ll have to let the MBAM developers decide on the other file. With the HJT forum so busy and short staffed I would wait to post there unless you have other signs of infection, this is my opinion only and others may disagree. I would probably just uninstall the Divx software, being a video geek, I never did like the program.
  22. Did you run combofix and then not do the standard uninstall?
  23. http://download.cnet.com/The-Shield-Deluxe...264.html#rateit Oh well seems Cnet's not very particular about what it hosts.
  24. http://www.computer-juice.com/forums/f49/c...770/index2.html http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.p...mp;hl=pS2Xx.ddc
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