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  1. Hold everything. It's all good now. The culprit--Noscript. I now have it disabled on the Pitstop Forums page. I didn't provide as much information as I should have, and for that I'm sorry--I know that your time is valuable. Thank you Doug and Jaycee for your efforts.
  2. I probably should have mentioned that I use Firefox. Sorry if it caused confusion. Can't find "Compatibility View Settings" in Firefox Tools, View, or Help. Google lists "Compatibility View Settings" with references to IE.
  3. Not worried about temporary slowdown (insert ROFL smiley here) Cleared DNS cache Cleared Prefetch Cleared Pitstop cookies Rebooted Same problems The good side is that none of this keeps me from posting.
  4. Thanks for the reply. Cleared cookies Don't have Java yet Don't know how to clear DNS or Prefetch All problems remain. I replaced XP with Win7 one week ago. Can't find Admin acct.
  5. Help please, the PCPitstop Forums aren't working right for me. First: All the smileys have disappeared from the "reply" screen. The "post emoticoms" are still present, but only a small sliver of an icon is visible at the far left of the post emoticom window. I think it is a radio button, and it is clickable, but I don't know what it does. Second: After logging in, the Your Profile window opens and will not close. It obscures part of the search box, part of the RSS feed button, and maybe more. Third: On Login, "Remember Me" cannot be disabled. Loading the forums gives me one cookie, and logging in places four more. Except for the "anon" cookie, I can delete them but they always come back. I can live with the other stuff, but I sure do want the smileys back. Any help appreciated.
  6. I support the government's authority to regulate privately owned property and commercial enterprises. Furthermore, I think that practically everyone does on some issue or to some extent. (Whether such regulation is done wisely is entirely another matter.) Forget for a moment that the issue is smoking and substitute another issue. Try civil rights. Is there anyone here who would argue that the government has no right to compel the integration of theaters, restaurants, hotels, etc? Substitute buiilding codes and fire safety codes. Is there anyone who would argue that property owners should be able to build what they want, however they want, wherever they want? Are there any city dwellers here who want to share a common wall with a fire-trap? Substitute the Uniform Commercial Code which is the basis of business law. Anyone opposed to that? How about health code laws that cover food prepatation and handling? I can understand a belief that a smoking ban is unnecessary or unwise and using that belief to justify one's opposition. But, I suspect that those who oppose a smoking ban based upon the government's right to regulate private enterprise are not being entirely honest with themselves. I suspect that in some instance, however minor, even those opponents would acknowledge the government's authority. Therefore, it is not a matter of principle, but a matter of where to draw the line. For the record, I am a former smoker who has no problem with banning smoking inside public accomodations, but I believe that banning smoking in parks and open air stadiums goes too far.
  7. That's great, IG. Thanks again. :rocks: :rocks:
  8. The good news is that everything works in IE, and everything works in Firefox if I disable the entire NoScript program. But, until I allowed googleapis.com (which had been forbidden, though I no longer know why), I couldn't set NoScript to allow PCPitstop. I don't understand what is going on, but hey, I've got the PCPitstop site running well, so I'm happy. Many thanks, IG. Now I've got a REAL gripe. Somebody didn't restore the Hook-em-Horns smiley to the list. This is an insult to all Texas Exes (alumni). First the Lone Star flag gets stolen, and then Hook-em-Horns smiley disappears. This site's just goin' to hell.
  9. Well, I took a screenshot, but now I can't figure out how to post it. (LOL) Compared to your screenshot, I am missing all the emoticons to the right of the text box. I am missing all of the styles/features above the text box. I am missing the "Attachments" section below the text box. And, I don't have a peace sign, either. The only clue I have is the operation of NoScript. It is behaving strangely at this site. The icon above the clock has a forward slash through it, and is entirely black beneath the slash. Hovering over the icon produces a message that says "Scripts partially allowed". Right-clicking on the icon produces produces a message box with fewer options than normal: Allow scripts globally, Revoke temporary permissions, Recently blocked sites, Untrusted, and Forbid PCPitstop. In short, I can't figure out how to give PCPitsop full, rather than partial, permission. I also use AdBlock.
  10. I seem to be missing a few things. I don't have smileys ("enable emoticon" has been checked). I don't have the buttons for insert quote, insert jpg, insert url, etc. Any ideas?
  11. rhizome

    Net Neutrality

    Hey, how did you get to be Chief Censor? Did someone die and leave you the post? Sentence 1 Just what is it that you disagree with, Joe? Are you contending that net neutrality is NOT a political issue? Sentence 2 There is never a need to post. I post because I want to. How about you? Sentence 3 Whether he replies or not, I think you should at least give him credit for knowing his own opinion. Sentence 4 Yes, and it was a political issue then, too. Sentence 5 I'm not responsible for the thread being in this forum--I didn't put it here.
  12. rhizome

    Net Neutrality

    JoeC, whether you like it or not, it IS a political issue and there is nothing wrong with that. Politics is the means by which people in a democratic republic determine the laws by which they will live, and dicussions about those laws IS the proper place for politics. It is important for those who favor net neutrality to realize that it is a political issue. It is important that they make their voices heard, and that they express their desires to their representatives. Failure to do so will bring defeat. The ISP's know that it is a political issue, they are well funded, and they put their money where their mouth is. But, if you don't have the stomach for it and it makes you sick, nobody will force you to post.
  13. rhizome

    Net Neutrality

    I hope that Tx will post his reasons for opposing net neutrality, but his position comes as no surprise. Republicans generally support corporate interests over consumer interests. Republicans supported the insurance companies on the health care issue. They are supporting Wall Street and the banks on the securities and banking reform issue. And, they will support the ISP's on the net neutrality issue. Excellent article adam22. Thanks. Net neutrality
  14. Okay Pilgrim. Does this help?
  15. You bet. I'll take all the help I can get. I need it.
  16. Many thanks for your generous assistance, Juliet. With your help, I've gotten rid of the malware, and the computer is running better. But, it still bugs me that when I boot up in the morning the computer is not ready to go by the time I get back to my desk with my coffee. For now, I'll stick with AVG. When I get some time, I'll check out Avast and AntiDir. Do you have a recommendation?
  17. I used WindowsExplorer to look into the ProgramFiles/Installed folder. As the icons were appearing, AVGRSX was using up to 99% of the CPU. Occaisonally SVCHOST would use about 15%. On Startup, after WinPatrol and AVG loaded, but before ZoneAlarm loaded, AVGRSX was again using the lion's share until the last icon appeared. SVCHOST occaisionally used 15%. AAWService would sometimes use a large amount. After the last icon appeared, AVGRSX used no more of the CPU, though AAWService did briefly. ZoneAlarm is no longer "initializing". I ran Cleanup and Defrag before my first post. I have run ATF twice now since then. Ran ATF, Malwarebites, and HiJackThis. Logs: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37 Database version: 2245 Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 6/7/2009 6:39:01 PM mbam-log-2009-06-07 (18-39-01).txt Scan type: Quick Scan Objects scanned: 89429 Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 6 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: 0 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: (No malicious items detected) Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 6:42:50 PM, on 6/7/2009 Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512) Boot mode: Normal 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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe C:\temp\HJT\HiJackThis.exe R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://pcpitstop.com/ R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1 O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O2 - BHO: Java Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll O2 - BHO: Java Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O15 - Trusted Zone: http://download.windowsupdate.com O16 - DPF: PCPitstop-Tracks-Checker - http://pcpitstop.com/privacy/PCPTracks.cab O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://pcpitstop.com/betapit/PCPitStop.CAB O16 - DPF: {3AF4DACE-36ED-42EF-9DFC-ADC34DA30CFF} (PatchInstaller.Installer) - file://D:\content\include\XPPatchInstaller.CAB O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupd...b?1228773242848 O16 - DPF: {9732FB42-C321-11D1-836F-00A0C993F125} (mhLabel Class) - http://pcpitstop.com/mhLbl.cab O16 - DPF: {EFAEF0E4-F044-4D57-9900-1C3FF18524C9} (AV Class) - http://pcpitstop.com/antivirus/PitPav.cab O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\WINDOWS\System32\wmfhotfix.dll O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe O23 - Service: AVG8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe O23 - Service: AVG8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe O23 - Service: McciCMService - Motive Communications, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe -- End of file - 4692 bytes
  18. Many thanks, Juliet. Pentium III @ 1000Mhz, 512MB, XP-Home The startup time has improved. It now takes six minutes as opposed to eight. I would estimate the "normal" startup time to be about three minutes. I've been using AVG, ZA, and WinPatrol together for a few years. This may be important--I don't know. My desktop is cluttered with program quick-starts and Wordpad files. Windows is having trouble finding and displaying the proper icons for these. During startup, TaskManager show CPU usage to be 100% while trying to post the icons. This can last for a couple of minutes. The same thing occurs when I use WindowsExplorer to look into the ProgramFiles/Installed folder. I created this folder to save the most recent copy of the install programs for my various applications, so it has a lot of different icons. The icons appear slowly, one by one. This can take a few minutes. During this time, CPU usage is 100%, and the computer is not responsive to any other command (except TaskManager). Even closing WindowsExplorer and terminating the operation does not work unless I use TaskManager/EndTask.
  19. Thank you, Miss Childs. What a shame we have to meet in this forum. Maybe next Christmas... I ran ATF and Kaspersky. Here's the log: KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER 7.0 REPORT Saturday, June 6, 2009 Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600) Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 7.0.26.13 Program database last update: Saturday, June 06, 2009 19:01:21 Records in database: 2319351 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scan settings: Scan using the following database: extended Scan archives: yes Scan mail databases: yes Scan area - My Computer: A:\ C:\ D:\ E:\ Scan statistics: Files scanned: 81432 Threat name: 2 Infected objects: 3 Suspicious objects: 0 Duration of the scan: 03:28:59 File name / Threat name / Threats count C:\Documents and Settings\Wynn\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\42\10f85aa-3e26d7b1 Infected: Exploit.Java.ByteVerify 2 C:\Documents and Settings\Wynn\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\42\10f85aa-3e26d7b1 Infected: Trojan.Java.ClassLoader.ai 1 The selected area was scanned.
  20. Booting the computer takes 2 to 3 times longer than normal. More detail here: http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?show...p;#entry1600963 TechExpress link: http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=DZ8Z8WA3GAGSYZ3K Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 11:50:32 AM, on 6/5/2009 Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512) Boot mode: Normal 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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe C:\temp\HJT\HiJackThis.exe R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://pcpitstop.com/ R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1 O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O2 - BHO: Java Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll O2 - BHO: Java Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [sUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O15 - Trusted Zone: http://download.windowsupdate.com O16 - DPF: PCPitstop-Tracks-Checker - http://pcpitstop.com/privacy/PCPTracks.cab O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://pcpitstop.com/betapit/PCPitStop.CAB O16 - DPF: {3AF4DACE-36ED-42EF-9DFC-ADC34DA30CFF} (PatchInstaller.Installer) - file://D:\content\include\XPPatchInstaller.CAB O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupd...b?1228773242848 O16 - DPF: {9732FB42-C321-11D1-836F-00A0C993F125} (mhLabel Class) - http://pcpitstop.com/mhLbl.cab O16 - DPF: {EFAEF0E4-F044-4D57-9900-1C3FF18524C9} (AV Class) - http://pcpitstop.com/antivirus/PitPav.cab O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\WINDOWS\System32\wmfhotfix.dll O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe O23 - Service: AVG8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe O23 - Service: AVG8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe O23 - Service: McciCMService - Motive Communications, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe -- End of file - 4855 bytes
  21. It's great that you are feeling well enough to post a little. I don't think that we have ever crossed paths here, but I have read many of your posts. From the perspective of one with limited computer knowledge, your posts are tops. Your willingness to write an extra sentence or paragraph of explanation combined with the clarity of your writing makes your posts easily understood. Good to have you back, Wademan.
  22. Love is blind. Start looking for a new place to live.
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