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    Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 700GB (2x350) harddisk Intel Core2 Quad 2.40Mhz 4096 MB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
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  1. Have you ever considered Panda to be mistaken, instead of NOD32? I highly prefer NOD32 above Panda. I don't like Panda at all. Their online scan picked up some 'viruses' on my computer a while ago, but a thorough checkup pointed out those weren't there at all AVG is a good program, but I don't think it beats NOD32. But it's free, and for a free-to-use program AVG really rocks
  2. I might not help you further after this answer, because I don't know that much about it, but just a few things I'd check before patching anything: 1) Open up your systemcase and reconnect all cables from your PSU (Power Supply Unit), especialy those for your CDROM drive. 2) You also might want to try to use another powercable instead of the one currently attached to the CDROM drive. I hope this solves the problem.
  3. I've never used F-Prot so no comments from me this time
  4. Hi, I recommend Nod32 and Kaspersky the most, PC-Cillin and BitDefender seem to overlook some baddies... I don't really like those programs. Here is a screenshot of the system-usage of Kaspersky: I think it uses about the same amount of resources as Nod32, but I don't have screenshots for that one.
  5. Indeed. VLC Media Player is a quite good program for playing strange formats, because VLC detects a lot of codecs actually installed on your machine. Programs like Windows Media Player ( ) and RealPlayer ( ) are specifically made for respectively .wmf/.avi and .rm and do not detect a lot of codecs. I hate Windows Media Player by the way If you choose to install Media Player Classic (during the install of K-Lite Codec Pack, I believe it's already checked during install), this might be able to run your movie file as well. Just right-click the file, choose Open With and scroll down till you see Media Player Classic
  6. Hi, What happens if you press the "Download" button?
  7. Hi, Install K-Lite Codec Pack: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm The "Full"edition has a lot of options (for people using a lot of different codecs). I recommend you use the "Standard"-edition. This should fix the problem. If not, come back and let me know Don't forget to reboot before trying out the video.
  8. Not a problem Since I don't have enough time to examine HijackThis logs at the moment, I brought this topic to the attention of the other Trusted Advisors I'm sure you will receive expert help soon!
  9. I will move it to the HijackThis log section for you, hang on Done
  10. You're welcome, glad I was able to help
  11. Hi Dough, According to the mouse: Checked the cables? Used another mouse yet? Tried this mouse at another system? (Just trying to isolate the problem ) According to that errormessage you're getting: That just means that you have to reboot manually, because Killbox was not able to get your system to reboot manually. Nothing to worry about According to your undeletable files: I don't think we'll get them away. Possibly some app is blocking their removal for some reason Did you try running CleanUp! yet? Quite a nice program to empty your temporary folders with. However I don't think it will be able to remove the "undeletable files", since Killbox also failed doing that. Btw, can you send me another PM when you posted your reply here? I don't seem to be getting email-notifications for new replies, but I do from Personal Messages EDIT: Hmm, It seems something was changed in my user configuration. I changed it to "Immideate Notification", so I should get emails now...
  12. Yes. Open CleanUp!, click "Options", then deselect "Empty Recyclebin". Yes, you should delete that file. Unfortunately spyware is able to 'use' dll-files to mess up your system. The Author of CleanUp! meant the legitimate windows-dll-files These are indeed required for a well-running system
  13. Hi Dough, Hoster works just fine on XP here. And Hoster is not the problem I think you or someone else has added the IE-Spyad's (or a program that works alike)-database for restricted sites (see here: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm#IESPYAD). IE-Spyad adds a lot of bad sites to your Restricted sites, and that's something else than your hostfile. You can add bad sites to your hostfile though, by using the MVPS-hostfile ( http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm ). About the 'unremovable' file, you should try removing it using Pocket Killbox. Use it with caution!! In this case I recommend you make a list of all files (3?) in Notepad, copy it to your Clipboard using Ctrl + C, then open/run Killbox, go to "File" and choose "Paste from Clipboard". If correct, Killbox will show you (in the dropdownmenu all files that actually exist on your computer. Click the "All Files" button in the right lower corner, then check the "Delete on Reboot" option. Press OK in the prompt(s) and let it reboot your system. Then let me know if the files are still there
  14. She can use the following programs: Ad Aware SE << freeware, only spyware removal Spybot Search and Destroy << freeware, both spyware removal and spyware prevention. You can use Spybot to prevent spyware by installing the TeaTimer utility (some sort of registry watcher) and the immunize-option. There are many tutorials to help her through this . SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard << These programs are only meant to protect your system against malware, mostly spyware. Installing SpywareBlaster is highly recommended, SpywareGuard is optional but also quite good in protecting your system. SpywareBlaster doesn't need to run in the background to do its job, SpywareGuard does. So, if your friend's system is a low- or mid-end system, I'd recommend she only installs SpywareBlaster There is no free version of Webroot Spysweeper available, but the above programs will do the same job, and for free!
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