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  1. OK, got it. I went to Control Panel, Network, and then configured my DNS settings there. Thanks.
  2. Nope, I just get the usual: How do I access my "network cards properties"?
  3. It's happened again. I did as above, but I still cannot access groups.yahoo.com. I think it worked last time. Any ideas?
  4. This has happened again, and my friend is not around. How do I reconfigure the DNS server, and what IP address should I use? I am running Vista.
  5. A friend fixed the problem for me. The problem was that Windows was obtaining the DNS server automatically, but my friend changed it to Google's DNS server.
  6. The full scan also found no problems. And the situation on the laptop is that I can access pcpitstop.com but NOT the forums, so it may have something to do with forums and group sites. The error messages I get from two browsers are: IE error: "Windows canot find "groups.yahoo.com" Windows sent the request to the DNS server responded that the name was unknown." Firefox error: "Oops! Firefox could not find groups.yahoo.com Try reloading: groups.yahoo.com" Any other ideas?
  7. I already have malwarebytes installed on my laptop, so I ran it. It found no errors in quick mode, so now I am running it in full mode. Oddly now, I CAN access pcpitstop (which I only noticed a problem with the one time I tried yesterday), but still cannot access Yahoo groups (with which I have had trouble for months). I will post results of the full scan when it is done.
  8. For several weeks now, I have been unable to log on to Yahoo! Groups, so I htought I'd visit my trusty friends at PC Pitstop, an dlo and behold, what do you think happened? I cannot access that site either form my home laptop running Windows Vista. I have tried both sites using both Internet Explorer and Firefox with no luck. So now I must ask from another computer. Please help. What other info can I give you? I have Avast Antivirus installed but turning it off did not help. Can any of you? Thanks, Rick
  9. By time I saw this, I had already bought a fan, and the problem has not recurred. Thanks
  10. Can this have something to do with temperatures? It always seemed to run hot, but maybe leaving it on now for longer periods leads to overheating?
  11. Does the silence mean no one can help? The shutdown still occasionally happens.
  12. Despite the error, MalwareBytes installed. I ran it. It found and removed one infection. Here is the log: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.40 Database version: 2551 Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 8/13/2009 4:01:26 AM mbam-log-2009-08-13 (04-01-25).txt Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|) Objects scanned: 181372 Time elapsed: 54 minute(s), 47 second(s) Memory Processes Infected: 0 Memory Modules Infected: 0 Registry Keys Infected: 0 Registry Values Infected: 0 Registry Data Items Infected: 0 Folders Infected: 0 Files Infected: 1 Memory Processes Infected: (No malicious items detected) Memory Modules Infected: (No malicious items detected) Registry Keys Infected: (No malicious items detected) Registry Values Infected: (No malicious items detected) Registry Data Items Infected: (No malicious items detected) Folders Infected: (No malicious items detected) Files Infected: C:\Program Files\setup.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. Earlier today, I removed the ad.yieldmanager.com cookie I happened to find. And for almost 24 hours now and before the scan, I have not experienced the shutdown.
  13. Well, I tried re-downloading it and it worked! However when I installed this, I now got this error code: 732 (0,0) Anyone know what is going on?
  14. After clicking on the desktop icon, I got an error saying it was "not a valid Win32 application." What can I do now?
  15. Well no, the problem was not the missing updates, as it continues to happen. Please help!
  16. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1. I have it set to automatically update, but that happens at 3am when the machine is usually off. And I see that two updates are waiting to install, so I am doing that now. I use Avast anti-virus (free edition), and I thought I had Spybot, but it seems the program is gone while its folder and some files is still in Program Files. WTH? I use the Windows firewall and Windows Defender. Could it be just the updates?
  17. I have a Samsung SENS R19 running Vista. For the past few days, at any random point while surfing, the machine just suddenly turns off. I am able to start up again. It can happen after several hours, or right after I start up. I am guessing it is related to some game sites that the kids like to download from. I tried System Restore a couple of times, but I still get the same problem. Any help or suggestion is appreciated.
  18. OK, the Runtime error! has happened again. Prior to that I had to go in and re-enable Shockwave Flash Player or I couldn't watch any youtube videos. Is it time to call Microsoft?
  19. OK, after about a day it has happened again. I attempted what mme said. First step went just as he said, and I deleted The Shockwave Flash Object from the add-ons thaqt hve been used by IE. On the second step however, the delete button was grayed, but I was able to disable it which I did. Ditto for the thrid step. Also, the three options from the drop down menu were slightly different: Add-Ons that have been used by Internet Explorer Add-ons that run without Requiring Permission Downloaded ActiveX controls (32-bit) And at no time did the computer restart. Then I ran C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files, but Shockwave Flash Object was not there. I'll restart now and hope it is solved. Any other ideas?
  20. I've un- and re-installed it. Now I will surf awhile to see if the problem is resolved. If it recurs, I'll try what mme recommends. Thanks
  21. Thanks for that, but it refers to a different error from the same Runtime library related to MS Office which i do not have installed. So I still need help!
  22. I don't know if this is related, but IE also stops sometimes with this other error: "IE has encountered a problem with an add-on and needs to close." Add-on name: Flash10a.ocx
  23. I had no luck on another forum so I post it here: I can be using IE for any amount of time when suddenly this error from Visual C++ Runtime Library appears: "The Runtime has asked IE to terminate in an unusual way..." (or something close to that). I had this error before after I had installed C++. Uninstalling it corrected it for awhile - until now. I am running Vista on a Korean Samsung SENS R19 laptop. It came with Vista installed in Korean only. I had to format and install an English version. Is this even a virus? Any suggestions?
  24. I found bsrun.exe and deleted it. I haven't had the pop-up anymore, but I still have two Daum options whenever I right-click on a link. I can live with that but I worry that it may be indicative of something else. What do you think?
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