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    3200+ AMD Athlon, 1.5 GB RAM, Radeon 9550 video w/32 Video Ram, 160GB HD, DVD=/- r/w, CDROM, OS- WinXP, Audigy SB
  1. Just ran PC MATIC for the first time last night- initial scan for free. Bought the program. Fixed the problems. Fixed problems took about 2 1/2 hours. I am now running the PC MATIC scan again today. Computer was shut down after the initial scan and fix process. I ran the 2nd scan on a clean boot after the computer being off all night. This scan is taking HOURS to do (after two hours, it is only halfway through). It is taking a long time in the high risk malware section of the scan. Is this normal? The first scan was so fast, but this time, it is taking FOREVER
  2. Hi, I am writing from someone else's computer today- I had some really bad video problems so I never got to do what you asked me to do before. Then my DH boss got in a very serious car accident, so I was not able to disassemble my computer to reseat the video card yet. I plan to do it quickly, and apologize for the long silence. I just could not see well enough to type online!!!!
  3. Video is too bad to do anything today. Will try again later. This time it was not clearing up at all. Due to the heat and emergencies with our water, I have not had a chance to reseat my graphics card, which I also plan to do really soon. I just need some time to do it where I am not bothered. I will let you know what I get through with your instructions. Thanks!
  4. I still use spybot, Adaware for spyware (and have scanned and cleaned with a few others lately too). Also, I still have the ETrust Antivirus running as well- I just removed the suite and reinstalled the AV separately. As for firewall- until I get this mess straightened up, I am not putting in another firewall just yet. However, I might try Zone Alarm or something, just not sure yet. And I did immunize with Spybot too already not too long ago. The only thing I ditched was the Firewall, antispam and anti spyware from CA that came together in the suite that I had installe
  5. Panda results Incident Status Location Spyware:Cookie/2o7 Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
  6. That is a good idea. I will try that next. Sometimes cellphones do the same thing and taking out the Sim Card and the battery will reset it all- I forgot about that. Thanks! I will try almost ANYTHING to get this straightened out!
  7. I am scanning with Panda now. Sorry it took a while, but the few times that I tried to get on the computer, the video was so bad that I could not see to type. I have de-installed the video driver completely using ATI uninstaller program (I have a radeon 9550 card) and then installed the newest driver, which happens to be a lot worse. I do know that MS updates to XP have been raising havoc with some people's video drivers. Unfortunately, I seem to be one of them and no one will help me from either place- MS or ATI. Anyway, I will post the Panda scan when it is done. This i
  8. Does anyone have any ideas at all? Should I switch to another forum? I have scanned with every single malware scanner known to computers just about and nothing is showing up. This is clearly a conflict with the video driver. I have deinstalled and installed every version of the video driver that I can find and they are all doing the same thing. Could one of the MS updates have lauched this problem? I never had a problem until a few weeks ago and the only changes made were the security suite from CAssoc. and MS updates. I have removed the security suite and even rest
  9. Sorry it took so long to come back, my video went AWOL pretty badly yesterday so I kept testing it to see what patterns were happening. Today, I did not open Outlook Express at all and my computer video has been perfect. I plan on trying to open it after I am all done and see what happens. I will try to follow your instructions either tonight or tomorrow, assuming that I can see all right to do it! What I want to know is if anyone is aware of the last update Microsoft has done to Outlook Express. I have a suspicion that a windows XP update to outlook express migh
  10. I am very frustrated= I put in the updated video drivers for my card and the problem is worse than ever. I can not take this anymore. It blinks on and off- and has a lot of small vertical lines- like looking through a screen door. There has to be something eating at this system. *sob* :help: :help: :help: :help:
  11. SOrry, I did not see that button- I am very fried from working on this for days on end. :crash: I thought I posted the log. I will go get it- be right back. Okay, here it is. (I also ran a new pit test in the tech express area if that helps any) --------------------------- Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 8:27:15 PM, on 5/23/2006 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.
  12. Unlocker did the trick- that file is gone! THANKS!
  13. I have run another techexpress pit test since Sunday so the results are better than before. My main concern right now is why the video seems to garble up after a cold boot and can last for up to 6 minutes and then go back to normal. It seems to be set off as soon as I visit outlook express. The first problem that I had which told me that the administrator would not let me use that program (when no one else is on here but me) also was trippped by the Outlook Express. I thought that the CA firewall or anti spam program was causing it so I took them out. Now it has stablized itse
  14. Well, I guess you must have missed it. Here is the link http://pcpitstop.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=117826
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