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d0nut

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  1. Well, there's my defrag. http://www.artus-fh.co.uk/source/Screen%20Grab.html As I said earlier, I defrag every couple of days, so I didn't think it could be that bad. Only took 5 minutes. How does IE cache affect my Firefox browser? And what bearing will this have on the problem of the recurring MS update? Surely, Micro-soft must be aware of this issue? I have spent literally hours on this. Might finish up reformatting.
  2. I have now turned off Auto update and the balloon reminders. Hopefully, I can get on with some work, now. Still have to accept this last one when I reboot........................... I shall reboot now and see how it goes on.
  3. Well, it has just installed itself again. The "restart now/later" dialogue box came up and I stopped the reboot, but it will be back. I have done all sorts to stop it, but it is still there. I am going to google to see what more I can find out about it. This is driving me to distraction. Why does it install without my authorization? Would a Hijack This scan help?
  4. Back again. Just had another look at my update history, and it definitely shows TEN successful installations of the same malware tool over the last couple of days. You can take a look at a screen grab here http://www.artus-fh.co.uk/source/Screen%20Grab.html (I hope!) I still have the update sitting on my taskbar. Apparently, this is not an uncommon problem.
  5. Sorry, Wademan, missed your post. Fragmentation of HD is only 1% if I read correctly. I defrag every couple of days (two days ago, in fact). It's just that I do a lot of document editing for my website which fragments the HD pretty quickly. Have to make this short, as I have to go out now. Back later. Cheers. d0nut
  6. Hello and thanks again. Yes, I looked it up, and sure enough there were about seven installations with a green tick at the side of them. I'll check again later, but I have to leave, now. Back in about 9 hours. Cheers. d0nut
  7. OK. Here's my Pitstop check result. http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=JRF3HWJ6PTVSAB6V d0nut
  8. Thanks, folks! Sorry I could not reply earlier. Wademan, the Spybot message said something to the effect that there had been changes to Spybot itself, and as it did not normally make such changes, that I should run a malware test immediately. I did, but nothing showed up. I did a system restore earlier, and now my PC is running a lot faster. However, I still have the pesky update symbol on my task bar, so I will run through the other suggestions later today. This has driven me mad, but I feel as though some progress is being made now I'll do a Pitstop check, try Jacee's link, etc. and get back to you all later. Sooooo glad this site is here! Thanks again. d0nut Just remembered. This problem seems to have started after I had a Komodo warning about a suspect file, mrtstub.exe. Just had the warning again. Is this significant?
  9. SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log http://www.superantispyware.com Generated 08/17/2007 at 08:33 PM Application Version : 3.9.1008 Core Rules Database Version : 3288 Trace Rules Database Version: 1299 Scan type : Complete Scan Total Scan Time : 01:32:48 Memory items scanned : 318 Memory threats detected : 0 Registry items scanned : 6153 Registry threats detected : 0 File items scanned : 46066 File threats detected : 3 Adware.Tracking Cookie C:\Documents and Settings\donut\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt C:\Documents and Settings\donut\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt C:\Documents and Settings\donut\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt Thanks a lot. Here's the log. Have still got the update reminder on my task bar.
  10. I am having problems with the Windows KB890307 Malicious Software Removal Tool update. I have installed it on my PC, but I keep getting repeated requests to install again. I have checked my Windows update history, and there are about seven successful installations listed. I ran Spybot, which told me I probably had a virus or malware (on screen message), but nothing has shown up. Also, my PC is running very slowly, which makes me suspect that malware is the underlying problem. All help appreciated. d0nut Edit. I am running Win. XP Pro.
  11. Many thanks, MCF. We've resolved the issue now.
  12. My grandson has bought a domain name from Bravenet, but in order to use it with his current domain, he needs to change the DNS. I have looked at the Bravenet site, but they don't seem to give instructions for doing this. Any help appreciated. d0nut
  13. This might be similar. http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/ It's a free program for removing formatting from web pages to allow pasting into Word and Notepad docs.
  14. Excuse my ignorance, but which link do you click on to actually perform the test?
  15. Quite correct. I bought it years ago, but took it back and got my boodle back. I spent practically a whole day trying to get in touch with technical help without success. Once they've got your spondulics they don't care.
  16. Thanks a lot. Have downloaded and installed.
  17. Hi! I had scanned my PC with the same programmes, came up with nothing. Downloaded and ran Comodo a/v and it promptly found Trojan Downloader Win32.bak in my Registry Medic programme and quarantined it. PC now running OK. Think I will now stick with Comodo, and it's free, by the way.
  18. Can anyone confirm that this stuff is OK? All due respects to you, Lurking, but this site seems too good to be true!
  19. Thanks, Viking You're another step nearer Valhalla
  20. How do I change folder icons? I can see the 'Change Icon' option on shortcuts, but not on folders. Maybe I'm greener than people think I am
  21. d0nut

    PINKY HITS CAPS LOCK

    Great tip. Thanks. Because of my desk situation the Caps On warning light is hidden most of the time, so this is really useful, particularly when typing in password with asterisks.
  22. Thanks, friends, and Welcome Aboard
  23. Anyone know of a good, easy-to-use logo programme? Open-source preferred, but I don't mind buying a reasonably priced one. Thanks. d0nut
  24. d0nut

    Using Frames

    Thanks for that in-depth explanation. I have just updated my home page (10 minutes ago) using tables. Your opinion would be appreciated. Still experimenting. Cheers. d0nut
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