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About IDKWatMNShouldBe

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  • Birthday 05/21/1990

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  1. Hello, is it possible that I can just use some programs to scan for malware instead before I run combofix? I've read how there's a risk of using it and if I don't have an infection will there still be a risk something may go wrong after running combofix? I will soon hopefully run MBAR but if it does find some infections such as a root kit I will not remove it now in case there is a risk of something to go wrong during the removal. Thanks.
  2. Hello, Okay, so I was on the pirate bay, and I know that I shouldn't be on there but I was trying to find an old bruce lee movie. And on the pirate bay there is a button that says "ANONYMOUS DOWNLOAD", and the reason I clicked on that was because for some reason the "GET TORRENT" button wasn't working on my laptop. After I clicked and opened it, it was a setup for something called "Privitize VPN" I believe, and I assumed that it just had to install that to download the movie or files the user desires but in a secure connection or so. My KIS 2013 blocked a malicious URL during the setup, so after the setup was done it didn't do anything with the movie, so I got suspicious and uninstalled "Privitize VPN" from programs and features. But now my homepage got changed to and it kept redirecting to that. I've so far just changed my homepage on IE and google chrome back to and changed the search engine back to google too, and disabled an extention in the manage add ons by Privitize VPN. Running a quick scan with MBAM came clean, but I'm still worried that there still may be something still left in my computer. After reading these articles, searchab is a parasitic browser hijacker and some of them say how it comes with a rootkit. Could you guys reccomend me some steps to do and remove this completely? Thanks.
  3. So today, after talking to the chat support and troubleshooting for over 2 hours, I think the issue is finally resolved! However, it's probably the worst way of troubleshooting, not knowing how exactly you've fixed the problem. After talking to the agent and explaining the problem he gave me these steps to do. 1. Uninstall all the NVIDIA drivers from windows control panel> programs and features. 2. Restart the computer and then get to the C Partion. 3. If NVIDIA folder found in that, please delete that. 4. Get to program files and there too look for the folder by name 'NVIDIA corporation'. 5. Empty that folder by deleting if any files and subfolder found 6. Restart once again and then now, get to system registry using regedit command in 'Run' option. 7.See if any of the registry keys still found under H Key Users > software > NVIDIA 8. delete those too and then restart the computer once again. I did that, but after that in the installation it was still detecting the old version of Physx and it failed to install. So I talked to the agent again, and he told me to try to do the same procedure but at the end to also delete H key Local Machine> software> Do you see AGEIA Technologies after he talked to his supervisor about it. I tried that, yet again it failed. So finally, after talking to a different agent who was aware of the issue since the first one left, he suggested me to reinstall the OS since we already tried deleting all the registry/folders/files. I already felt tired and stressed from spending all this time and the issue not being fixed, so I just decided to use the find/search function in regedit and type in "physx". I started to delete some random registry keys related to physx and just give up now since the only solution which seemed to be was reinstall OS (which I really didn't want to spend the time spending HOURS getting all the stuff back). So I decided to install the Nvidia drivers and leave it at that even if the physx fails. But strangely enough, it succeeded! The worst type of troubleshooting is when you fixed it, and you don't even know exactly how you did it. It seems that deleting those random registry keys did the job, but I'm not exactly sure which one. When I manually went into the folders I couldn't find the keys because they were located in some deep areas.
  4. I've downloaded the drivers 3 times from there, so I'm pretty sure that the installer isn't corrupted. And screen317, I'll try getting support from there I guess.
  5. Any suggestions yet?
  6. I selected custom with a clean install, it says the Graphics Driver installed, while the Nvidia Update, 3D Vision Controller, HD audio, and 3D vision driver has a status of not installed. PhysX failed to install. I believe since I kept getting errors when I tried running the uninstaller before for the HD audio drivers and PhysX, I decided to just scan for files and registry keys with Advanced Uninstaller Pro, and perhaps it didn't fully remove everything or missed some stuff and it may be related to that or so. I'm not really sure about it though.
  7. I think I only saw express and custom installation and I selected express, and how do I forget to provide my graphics card? It's MSI gtx 660 ti PE OC. Also, could you help me figure out why I was getting some beeping from my computer while uninstalling drivers?
  8. Hello, so yesturday, I had the GeForce 306.97 Driver WHQL installed, but I hadn't installed the GeForce 310.70 Driver WHQL because some people were saying how it's the same as the beta drivers but just tagged with WHQL. However, some of the stuff on the 306.97 drivers kept crashing and wouldn't work such as the the update function, so I decided to upgrade. Before doing so, I tried uninstalling the 306.97 drivers, and while doing that, my computer monitor went black and my computer wouldn't respond, and every minute I would get a weird beep from my computer motherboard I believe, not from my speakers. A couple minutes later, it started to beep in a different way, so I decided to restart my computer. It hadn't fully uninstalled, so I ran the uninstaller again. I tried running Driver Fusion, however since I didn't have the premium version of it, of course it hadn't let me remove everything that I could have. I had the HD audio drivers and Physx installed, and since I was having some trouble with them before, I tried uninstalling those since they were left. The uninstallers on both of them always gave me some weird message about something about new hardware or something, and I got that message even when I restarted my computer 3 times. So I installed Advanced Uninstaller Pro and tried uninstalling it from there, but it hadn't worked, so I made the software scan for registry keys and files left over from Physx and HD audio drivers, and it removed all of the things that it found. I decided to just give up at this point and just install GeForce 310.70 Driver WHQL, everything installed but the Physx drivers, so I downloaded the newest version of Physx, and an older version which I believe I had previously. I tried installing the newest version, and I get a "installation terminated" error. Also, while trying to install the older version, I get the same message, with a pop up after saying "Installation ended prematurely because of an error." So is there anything I can do? When I go into control panel, I can't find the setup for Physx to modify or uninstall it. Thanks
  10. Well sometimes when I connect a usb to any usb port, it says "this device can run faster blah blah blah" and something about hi-speed usb 2.0. So how do I know if I have usb 2.0 or 1.0? And if I have usb 2.0 port, do I have to download some hi-speed usb 2.0 controller? Is all usb 2.0 ports can be hi-speed? I don't really know a lot about usb ports, so any help would be appreciated.
  11. So if it does pass, how will SOPA and PIPA affect the security world as in Malwarebytes and other security companies? Just wondering.
  12. Hello! I'm not sure if this has been already reported on the forums, but MalwareGeek was saying how if you set a password protection on MBAM, you can't go access the tabs "Protection", "Ignore", and "Settings" However you can easily disable the protection when you right click on MBAM on the system tray. So if a parent sets a password, and the child is trying to download a game that is detected as a trojan by MBAM, the kid can just disable the protection and let an infection through without the password. Sorry if someone already reported this on the forums. Thanks.
  13. Yes, I don't like Iobit however I just use advanced system care and game booster. I was going through the forums and before they were denying they stole stuff from MBAM and now they said the did before.
  14. Ok thanks guys! I never really delete registry keys unless if they were part of a software that I uninstalled a long time ago. So defragging your registry isn't as risky as deleting right? Because I was using advanced system care v5 and it had some options for cleaning registry and defraging, I disabled cleaning registry but I want to make sure about defragging
  15. I know that deleting registry key is risky and is bad, but what about defraging the registry. Does it have any risks?