(Computer Help) Keywords: virus
i'm gonna reformat an old laptop toshiba techra 8100. i will be putting xp pro on it. now i know that there's some lsass virus thing that shuts down the comp, is there some sort of patch for this? AND what else do i need to take note to prevent any ye olde tech. difficulites? should i install sp1 and 2? how do i install these with out the computer calling home or registering? are there special serials i can use, instead of the fckgw etc ..?
Help with a virus problem
(Computer Help) Keywords: virus, web
Hello. I'm having a lot of trouble with some viruses (trojans? dialers?) on my computer. It's a Dell Dimension 8400, Windows XP. What happened was that when I logged onto AIM, it suddenly shut down, and an icon with a picture of woman's eyes and the words "XXX" appeared on my desktop. A few porn sites appeared in my favorites list too. A couple minutes later, the Internet inexpliacably logged off, citing a sspMyDoom.cih trojan as the reason. I do not know what this is. I can't find anything remotely comprehensible that would help me get rid of this trojan. So that's my first problem. I don't know if this is the reason for the mystery porn.
The second problem is that I ran a virus scan with Norton Anti-Virus 2004, and 25 things came up--possible threats, I believe. I asked it to delete them, but it only deleted 4 for some reason. Most of it is Adware, but a couple of them are Dialers.
So what exactly is a dialer? How do I get rid of it? I looked it up on Symantec and two in particular (Dialer.Tibbs and Dialer.webview) fit the description for the porn thing. How would I get rid of it?
I would greatly appreciate any adivce you'd have to give me. It's very embarrassing having this unwanted porn on my computer, especially where my parents can see. Please help me if you could, and I apologize in advance if I sound like an idiot.
EDIT: UPDATE: I did what Symantec.com said to do to get rid of the dialers, but Norton Anti-Virus won't let me delete it. So that's another problem to add on. Thanks again in advance.
Detection tool lands Symantec a patent
(Security) Keywords: software, security, virus, spyware
Software that combs through files for viruses, worms and spyware brings the security company a U.S. patent.
Strange virus or Trojan
(Computer Help) Keywords: virus
Any of you saw such a virus or Trojan?
virus? adware? something else really annoying?
(Computer Help) Keywords: virus, spyware, yahoo, google
hey everyone... here's my problem, i hope someone can help.
i was on a couple sites looking for info on programs to download to convert a video file so i could burn it to a dvd and watch it on my tv (cause whatever file i have it as doesn't work). anyway, while i was on this site, a couple of those activex things popped up and i (stupidly) accepted them. then i got all this crap on my computer. most of it called "azesearch". so, i disabled the add ons that it installed on my tool bar. then i scanned my computer with ad-adware, which got rid of 44 files. i did a search for any file with "azesearch" in it. deleted around 8 of those. and now.. well, everything seems to be working okay, EXCEPT yahoo search or google search (there could be more not working but thats the only two ive noticed so far). the google search wont even work past the homepage (i get 'page cannot be displayed), also the same when i try to activate my gmail invite. the yahoo search page looks different. i mean, if you glance at it, it looks the same, but most of the links dont work. it has a "popular searches" column on the right which is all porn related. and if i search for something, it gives me a bunch of random non-related results, mostly about spyware, virus protection, or other "free sony vaio!" type of scams.
so, does anyone know what the problem could be or how to fix it? any help would be greatly appreciated.
btw, if this should be posted in a different community, please let me know. thanks again.
EDIT: i use windows xp and IE if that helps.
Norton Antivirus and Internet Security, uninstalling
(Computer Geeks) Keywords: security, virus, antivirus
I recently bought a Packard Bell laptop that came with Norton Internet Security and AntiVirus preinstalled but no media. I get Sophos Antivirus free through work and prefer ZoneAlarm for security so would really like to uninstall Norton. I've tried going through Control Panel!Add/Remove Programs and looking for an uninsrall icon but there doesn't seem to be one. I've disabled them both but each time I reboot I get prompted to to re-enable them.
Anyone know how I can remove them? (I'm used to UNIX where everything is open and honest; no hidden stuff, it's all in text files where you can see it)
follow-up, kind of...
(Computer Help) Keywords: virus
ok so i posted in here yesterday about not being able to install a game.
i went and exchanged it for another copy, but that one won't work either. it does the same thing. so i decided that my computer must just hate that game or something and threw it aside.
later on last night, i was trying to burn a data cd of a project for class. no matter what program i used (i have a couple) it would error out at the end.
it's fine with burning audio cds though, and i can listen to cds fine.
THEN i remembered that i can't watch dvds on here anymore, because they always freeze at 1:30:00, no matter what.
is my drive dying or something?
i mean it seems like my cd-rom just doesn't want to work...is it possible it's a virus?
Comcast? Internet Explorer? Microsoft?
(Computer Help) Keywords: virus, web, spyware, microsoft
Okay I have to type this quick because i only have about 5 minutes until my internet goes out again.
So here's the deal:
I'm using Comcast and windows xp on a newer Dell computer (4600 series I believe)
Connection is fine. I can view webpages for about 10-12 minutes before every single website decides "this page cannot be displayed". I can log on to AIM just fine, and download music from limewire. But it will not display webpages ten minutes after I start my computer. I have read other inquiries about this problem on other pages and no one had responded so I really don't know what to do at this point. Here is what I have tried so far:
*Scanned for viruses and spyware with Spybot Search & destroy, AVG, and Ad-Aware 6
*Followed microsoft troubleshooting
*"repaired" the connection
*Downloaded Mozilla's foxfire, thinking it may just be interent explorer. Problem did not change.
*Downloaded TweakDUN from Majorgeeks.com
WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?! I'm so frustrated right now!!!
Worms on the prowl, traveling via MSN Messenger
(Security) Keywords: software, virus, antivirus, microsoft
Antivirus companies have identified two new threats that use Microsoft's IM software to spread.
(Computer Geeks) Keywords: software, virus
Don't know if I'll get a good answer but...
What is a good reliable warez site to download software from without too much hassel and virus potential?
Code to drill CA holes found on Web?
(Security) Keywords: software, virus
Exploit code could enable attackers to write viruses for flaws in Computer Associates International's licensing software.
Cell phones to get virus protection
(Security) Keywords: software, asp, virus, antivirus
Kaspersky Lab plans to release antivirus software for Symbian-based cell phones, recently the target of a Trojan and the Cabir virus.
SP2 Makes my computer slow, REALLY slow
(Computer Help) Keywords: virus, spyware
Its a Novatech 1.4GHz (or something around that) and before i installed a bunch of updates, it was crashing ALL the time. It was crashing like once every 15 minutes, and you had to do a hard boot, because everything completely locked up.
A month or so ago i installed a bunch of updates, and it sudenly was working fine!
Then a few days back i installed SP2 and it allllll went really really really slow. It takes forever to boot, to load programs, to do anything.
It has no viruses that Avast can find, it has no spyware that Spybot can find, and im not really sure if there is a solution.
Thanks for any help, -Mark
(Computer Help) Keywords: software, virus, web, google
Okay, I have gone to several computer help websites, googled til I've gone nuts, and asked all my computer smart friends, but nobody seems to be able to fix this problem. So I'm really hoping that someone here can help me.
I recently got a new tower built by a man who seemed experienced enough. It comes with Windows XP Home Edition SP2, and so far I have had no trouble at all. Until recently when I discovered I'm unable to upload. I can't upload, transfer files over e-mails, or even send files through AIM. A friend of mine suggested I create a 1x1 pixeled size icon to just see if I couldn't upload period or something else. Well apparently it lets me upload that icon, so we figure something is limiting how much data I'm allowed to upload or send. We guess that limit is around 4096 kbs since thats about how much that icon was. I've turned off Windows XP firewall thinking that might be the issue but it wasn't. I've checked network connections, and made sure that I didn't have any anti-virus software that might be trying to prevent me from doing this. And so far there seems to be no reasonable explanation for why I'm having all this trouble. If you need to know more about my computer feel free to ask, since I'm willing to do anything to get this thing fixed since I'm going crazy trying to figure out whats wrong. I really appreciate any help given, since I know some of you are probably busy. Thanks.
(Computer Help) Keywords: software, virus, spyware
my girlfriend's cousin has a dell dimension 4600c that has been eaten alive by spyware and trojans and everything. she had a dsl connection without any kind of firewall and stuff and no spyware blockers, and norton virus scan (so may as well be no virus scan). i am trying to figure out how to do an image restore, but she can't find the CD that would have that on it. pretty much every computer i have ever had has come with a cd that will let you restore to the factory settings and erase everything else, but dell is weird and likes to do things their own way so i don't know if that will work or not.
if anyone knows anything about dell or has any advice for me. kinda don't wanna wipe the whole drive because i don't wanna spend like 7 hours trying to get the computer back running and then put all the software she needs on there. bleah!!!!!!!!!! help!
I'm going insane...
(Computer Help) Keywords: virus
Background: The desktop computer is the family computer. It is hooked directly to a Qwest DSL modem, not 24/7, but most of the time. Running Windows XP. We have an almost-70GB hard drive, with 45BG still completely free.
Now, here's the problem. Well, first there are the spontaneous reboots, which are annoying, especially when I'm in the middle of a campaign. ...But when the computer gets turned off, then turned on again, about four in five times it doesn't boot up. The WindowsXP window comes up, and then it just goes to blank screen. It's stayed that way for up to half and hour before we've manually shut off the computer. Then the white text comes up with the different options of how to boot up the computer. All of them have worked at one time, and then not worked the next. I go through this three or four (or ten, last night) times, and then one time it will boot up without any blips.
This is driving me batty; does this sound like any viruses anyone knows of? Any suggestions or comments about what I can do?
Crossposted to computersupport
associsdangerous error msg
(Computer Help) Keywords: virus, antivirus, web, spyware, microsoft
i apologize in advance because i know this will turn into a lengthy post, as i have searched high and low for the answer(s) to my problem.. and found several solutions, some of which contradict each other.. and i am at a loss.. literally. since my computer will no longer boot up.
my issue is this.. i receive this error msg when i try to start up my computer (hp,running on windows xp home edition):
1) winlogon.exe entry point not found. Procedure entry point AssocIsDangerous could not be located in dynamic link library SHLWAPI.dll. When I click on "ok" or the "x" , I get
2) Logon user interfce dll msgina.dll failed to load. This restarts computer back to the first error. I cannot get past this.
from what i have read... several ppl have had this issue after doing some sort of windows update on xp dealing with service pack 1 i think it is. however, i thought i had a virus since my computer was all sorts of acting up (saying low on memory, going reaaaally slow, and my internet explorer would not revert back to homepage and obvious adware, etc)...
so i decided to uninstall and reinstall internet explorer.. hoping it would at least help for a bit so i could run my spyware/adware programs to get rid of some of it (i have netscape as backup).. so i do that, and i go to restart my computer and this happens.. it will not even boot in safe mode.
i then go out and get norton antivirus, hoping this will get my "virus" and i create some emergency disks.. only to find there is no virus at all.. and after some more research i learn it is a microsoft problem.
i guess i will get to my real point out of all of this. has anyone else had this issue or known someone with it before? what did you/they do to fix it? i have heard of using the XP cd to boot into Recovery Mode to fix the corrupted files.. and then i've read not to go into Recovery Console at all because that will mess it up? i really do not know.
Also, my other big issue is that.. i do not have my XP nor a factory restore cd or anything. my computer came with it previously installed.. and anyone else in the house either had the same or has no idea where it is. so i'm stuck. i can make emergency boot disks from the microsoft website..however, it says at the end of the instructions that to finish the set up, i will need the cd anyway. any suggestions? thank you so much in advance!!
Trojaner found --> Emails gone...
(Mozilla) Keywords: virus
My father uses Mozilla Thunderbild 1.0. He was going to read E-Mails today, he logged in, but after a downloading the E-Mails the Anti-Virus (AntiVir Personal 6, updated today) said a trojaner has been found (can't remember which it was). After clicking on OK (the affected file would be deleted) and after restarting Thunderbird, all E-Mails in the Incoming-folder were gone! Okay, my father said they weren't that important.
But what could happened with them? Can they be restored? I guess there was a Trojaner in one of the E-Mails.
I tried to install the latest version 1.0.2, but there isn't a german version yet (my father doesn't know english).
Monitor acting weird
(Computer Help) Keywords: virus, web
My monitor has recently been acting weird. It randomly turns off and back on when im on the web. It appears to have stray marks on the screen as if someone scratched it from the inside. It also randomly lags while switching between windows and programs. I've checked my PC for any mishaps/viruses....results for that came out clean so my guess is its not the PC...
If anyone can place any input on what to do about this...It'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Monitor is 17'' CRT
Melissa's long gone, but lessons remain
(Security) Keywords: virus
Six years ago, the virus taught companies and PC users to distrust e-mail. The outbreak still has lessons to teach us, experts say.