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gibs son

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  1. Ok, got it on the Auto to Manual. Interesting about Combofix. This is the third time I have used it and I realize it should not be used as maintenance. First time was about 7 years ago when I picked up a hijack virus while on a wireless at a hotel. Next time was only a month or so ago when MBytes tech support had me download and run it FIRST in an attempt to get their real time monitor to run on a computer of mine that had not been on the internet for 10 years. My, time flies, but that XP machine still runs great for what I use it for....NOT internet surfing or games. Thanks fo
  2. Thanks Y. System Restore? Nah. Don't trust it. I do, however, trust Norton Ghost and have for years. I have no answer other than I must reside in bizzaro world because for some reason when I got home last night the new user I set up was working, allowing access to files and the internet. I quickly launched PC Matic. It didn't find anything. I the ran a few other tools including Combofix which for some reason would run all the sudden. Keeping my fingers crossed as all is working and was when I left for work this morning. BUT....I still would like know how to why Combofix is say
  3. Long post XP, SP3, all systems working fine in the AM (not connected to internet) and return in evening and every time try and launch a program or open a file get windows error that the path cant be found or do not have permission. Havent tried to get on internet, I guess I should. But, no programs will run. Reboot, blah blah. Start in Safe mode and all programs, the ones I checked started up and the files will open. Tried running new version of Combofix but keep getting message it is out of date. Not sure why when I just downloaded and the splash screen showing current date is co
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