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  1. Hello again. Thanks for all your help on this problem. I am curious what does the .reg file do? I read the linked topics and don't quite understand. Is it analogous to resetting the update service? What would be an indicator of it merging successfully? Just curious. Thanks in advance
  2. Nevermind. Seems like it is ok now. Thanks.
  3. Ok this seemed to work. Thanks! However, windows update is extremely slow. I even plugged in my modem directly and it is still not doing anything. I just want to get this thing to where it is not using up so much RAM and processor (and work properly). This thing is not doing anything; hardly any data is being transferred. Thanks in advance
  4. Hello again. I was hoping this was a done deal, but I still keep getting the windows update notifications everytime I reboot. I watch and make sure they install successfully yet they still come back. Any ideas?
  5. I will take a look. I am assuming it will get rid of the folder that I mentioned? Your help is greatly appreciated.
  6. Hello MB Forum, I am trying to block Windows 10 from forcing itself on my computer. Based on my research, I need to delete the following file as one of the steps: $Windows.~BT However, I read that this could be problematic as you can't revert back to 7 if you ever do upgrade to 10. Also, I can't even delete it due to permissions. I've tried everything possible and I still get a message that I need permission from (username) to delete. If I click "Try Again", nothing happens. So, 1) should I delete the folder? It seems ok, but since I have not yet done it I figured I would ask. And 2) how do I grant the appropriate permissions to successfully delete the folder. Thanks in advance
  7. So I reinstalled firefox (did not uninstall then install) and that seemed to work well. I uninstalled MB and installed per the instructions above and updated then scanned. Got a shutdown and error message, but then rescanned and it worked. No malware detected. Audio seems to work. However, I keep getting notifications about the malicious sw removal and now I am getting one about a security update for IE8. I don't think these are that big a deal, but if someone thinks differently, then please let me know. Since I started this whole thing, windows wants to download and install the malicious sw removal tool after every reboot. I probably was being overly cautious. If you guys think everything is ok, then we can probably close this topic. Thank you very much for your help.
  8. So, can you make a copy of the profile folder, xyz.default for example, to a memory stick then reinstall firefox? If on reinstall the profile gets deleted can you then replace the contents of the new profile folder with the older content? Also, AVAST notified me of a firefox update but I was not able to update through AVAST. I have not been able to sit down and work on this, so thanks for your patience.
  9. Well I can't access the forum with IE.
  10. Ok to DH Lipman. Pretty good and I laughed, but will I lose all my bookmarks, plugins, etc.??
  11. Hello MB Forum, I have searched quite a bit on the web and can't find a good solution to my problem. I hope I may be able to get some help here. Some background... I have a computer running XP and have a TV hooked up with a DVI to HDMI cable. I tried hooking up some headphones through my analog jack and ended up losing sound on my TV - but only for that particular profile. My solution was to try and do a system restore because I have never had a problem doing that in the past. I restored back a couple weeks and I noticed that SRestore changed some file names. Of course I did not write them down because they seemed harmless. The sound worked, but when I got around to starting firefox, it did absolutely nothing. I went to the actual application under program files and it still would not work. I tried to go back under system restore and that did not help. I then stopped because I suspected malware. I ran a scan w/ MB and the scan failed initially. I also noticed that my program is not updating to Maybe because it is XP? When I finally got MB to run, it did not detect anything. I also ran a boot-time scan with AVAST. I have a corrupted file under C:\NVIDIA\Display Driver. This may be what caused the problem with the sound, but under another profile the sound worked. So, I am at a loss because I suspect that if I uninstall FF and reinstall it I will lose everything including bookmarks and plugins. I have a few restore points I could try but I don't think that will work. I'm starting to think system restore messed up my FF profile/folder. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance
  12. Should I try to run TFC with Avast disabled? Remember, it crashed on this computer. However, it did not produce a BSOD.
  13. computer seems to be running fine no signs of infection reqested log posted below thanks again Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.78 Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x64 (UAC is enabled) Internet Explorer 9 Internet Explorer 8 ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` Windows Firewall Enabled! avast! Antivirus Antivirus up to date! `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 Adobe Reader 9 Adobe Reader out of Date! Adobe Reader 10.1.8 Adobe Reader out of Date! Mozilla Firefox (26.0) ````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent```````` AVAST Software Avast AvastSvc.exe AVAST Software Avast AvastUI.exe `````````````````System Health check````````````````` Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 2 % Defragment your hard drive soon! (Do NOT defrag if SSD!) ````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
  14. Hey there. I ran the MSRT and found nothing. There was no log. From the above quote in bold: Can you provide some credible information about WMI (link)? Just curious. Also, the security center notification seems to have disappeared. Not sure what happened to get rid of it, but it quit after running the last two AdwCleaner and MBAM. Did this editor used to have a spell check function? Just curious.
  15. Thanks. Here are the requested logs. # AdwCleaner v3.016 - Report created 01/01/2014 at 17:55:05 # Updated 23/12/2013 by Xplode # Operating System : Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 (64 bits) # Username : KAREN - KAREN-PC # Running from : C:\Users\KAREN\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe # Option : Clean ***** [ Services ] ***** ***** [ Files / Folders ] ***** ***** [ Shortcuts ] ***** ***** [ Registry ] ***** Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{058F0E48-61CA-4964-9FBA-1978A1BB060D} Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{18F33C35-8EF2-40D7-8BA4-932B0121B472} Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} Value Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar [{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}] ***** [ Browsers ] ***** -\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16526 -\\ Mozilla Firefox v26.0 (en-US) [ File : C:\Users\KAREN\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\x4scr48k.default\prefs.js ] ************************* AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [21740 octets] - [26/12/2013 21:33:33] AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [6489 octets] - [27/12/2013 19:28:26] AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [2363 octets] - [01/01/2014 17:51:07] AdwCleaner[s0].txt - [6083 octets] - [27/12/2013 19:31:43] AdwCleaner[s1].txt - [2136 octets] - [01/01/2014 17:55:05] ########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s1].txt - [2196 octets] ########## Malwarebytes Anti-Malware www.malwarebytes.org Database version: v2014.01.01.06 Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x64 NTFS Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 KAREN :: KAREN-PC [administrator] 1/1/2014 6:13:58 PM mbam-log-2014-01-01 (18-13-58).txt Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|G:\|) Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM Scan options disabled: P2P Objects scanned: 417232 Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 26 minute(s), 57 second(s) Memory Processes Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Memory Modules Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Keys Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Values Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Data Items Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Folders Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Files Detected: 1 C:\Users\KAREN\Desktop\Update\Setup.exe (PUP.Optional.Ibryte) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. (end)