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About houmamiss

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  • Birthday 10/22/1965

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    Where the sidewalk ends...
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    My twin sons, karate, astronomy, ufos, computers, shooting and pool.
  1. We have a problem when we boot into Safe Mode. After we choose which user account we want to go into, we get a black screen with "Safe Mode" in the four corners and that's it. It flashes a dialog box at us for a nanosecond in which we're supposed to choose "yes" or "no", but we can't read that fast! We tried pressing "enter" when we saw the dialog box come up, and it started to load the desktop and then stopped and went back to black screen.
  2. I did that and the folder wasn't there, but I will try again.
  3. FZWG, this is what I just told to Jacee: Let me try to explain the user accounts situation, because I think that's why we're all confused. Normally, and from day one of owning this computer, when I turn the computer on it loads straight to a desktop without asking me which user account I want to go into. I never gave it any thought, because I'm the only person who uses my computer. Since this hijacking, I have learned that I have been in the Administrator account the whole time. When we rebooted in Safe Mode, the computer gave us the option of going into the account I regularly
  4. We went into my own limited user account and installed Hijack This. We tried to run a scan and got the following message: "For some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, HijackThis may NOT be able to fix this. If that happens, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click Start, Run and type: notepad "C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" and press Enter. Find the line(s) Hijack This reports and delete them. Save the file as "hosts." (with quotes), and reboot." and then: "An unexpected er
  5. The only account that was on was the Administrator Account. Listed in the User Accounts was "Your Name Here / Administrator Account" and "Guest Account" which was off. I turned on the Guest Account and I also created a new account for myself. When I went into the Guest Account and also my new account, the VundoFix file folders were not in either one. I guess, based on what you've just said, I will need to set up my new account with internet service and start all over with the installation of the hijack this log and move on from there.
  6. Oh yeah, another great thing is that I'm getting more pop-ups as I go along. The pop-ups are aggressive like the Win-fixer one and keep shutting my browser down. I now have three lovely pop-ups to deal with.
  7. Since I have owned this particular computer, I have never logged into any user account. I turn the thing on, and it loads Windows and then goes to a desktop which I have come to learn is the Administrator account. When we went into Safe Mode last night and went into the Admin acct, the VundoFix folder wasn't in there anywhere, not on the desktop and nothing turned up in search. I'm freaking out. Should I set up my new user account with internet service and install the VundoFix there? I don't know what to do. Should I try safe mode again and see what user accounts are listed and then
  8. I opened the Guest account (NOT in safe mode) and went into it. It's bare, and the folder certainly isn't on the desktop there. I opened another account for myself, and the same thing. Man, I feel like I need to buy some kind of manual and learn how to run this thing I thought I at least knew how to run somewhat. What do I do now?
  9. Ya learn something new everyday! I won't use the computer as Administrator anymore. The accounts listed are: "Your Name Here / Computer Administrator" and "Guest (Guest account is off)". I will turn on the guest account and try booting in safe mode into that account and see if the folder is on the desktop. If it is, I will continue with your instructions. If it isn't, I suppose you'll (hopefully) be hearing from me. I feel like such a dummy!
  10. Yes, I downloaded to the Desktop and the extracted files folder is also on the Desktop. Theoretically, it should be there, but it's not when we're in Safe Mode. While in Safe Mode, we searched for the file and were unable to find it at all. I don't know if this makes a difference, but after starting in Safe Mode I was brought to the log in screen where you can choose which user account to go into. I chose Administrator, because that is the one I go into when given the option. The other account option is Guest or Other Users (I forget which). Shall I try going into that one and see if
  11. Well, I've encountered a problem already. Once in safe mode, the VundoFix program does not show up on my desktop. Please advise! I'm only at the very beginning, and I'm already Thanks. houmamiss
  12. Thank you! I've been sick and not in the right mind to tackle this yet. I plan to follow your instructions by or before this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes. Thank you so very much again. houmamiss
  13. Crickets! They're grotesque and unpredictably jumpy. Clowns, stinging insects like bees, wasps, and such. Bald guys with wispy combovers are pretty scary, and so are obese women in spandex stretchy pants. How about spiders crawling on your face while you're sleeping? #1 fear: the prospect of my sons being kidnapped.
  14. I hope I'm doing this right. Here's the log: Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 2:55:35 PM, on 10/8/2005 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared
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