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  1. It is a good idea to have a clear out, but retain your favourite cookies and allow the build-up of others to be removed by following my regular routine:- 1. Delete all your Cookies via the General Tab of Internet Options. Then in one (if possible) internet session, go to all your favourite sites to create the Cookies. Now, in Internet Explorer, Export the Cookies to a file, which will form the nucleus of your Cookie folder. It’s best to use external storage as it acts as a backup and you may want to Import the Cookies when installing or reinstalling Windows. 2. From time to time you will want to add new Cookies and others will become unwanted. Just delete all the Cookies, Import your backup created above, go to the Cookies folder and delete anything that is unwanted, go to any new websites so that a new Cookie is created and then immediately Export the file, thereby creating a new nucleus of Cookies.
  2. It is sometimes caused by a third-party extension. ShellExView can be useful to see which shell extensions have been introduced into Explorer. Read about it then scroll down near to the bottom to download the x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version here http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html When you run it, click or tap on the column labelled Company to alphabetically sequence the entries. You have to assume that the Microsoft entries are bona fide, so concentrate on the third-party entries. Is there anything listed that is either unnecessary or unknown? If so, highlight it and click or tap the red spot (top left) to disable it. There shouldn’t be too many of them but you may find it easier to disable them all, then re-enable them (green spot) one at a time and try File Explorer until the culprit is found. If the issue persists, read about and then run Process Monitor version 3.5, from here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx Because of the huge number of activities, it can be made easier to understand by de-selecting some of the activities. The activities can be toggled on/off by clicking them on the right-hand side of the Toolbar, they are Registry, File, Networking, Processes/Threads and Profiling. Also, click or tap Autoscroll on the Toolbar to see the current real-time events.
  3. One of these may help: 1. Go to the Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings (in the left pane), right-click or press and hold on the connection you‘re using, click or tap Properties > Networking Tab. Now remove the tick from the IPv6 box. If it makes no difference or causes other problems it is completely reversible by ticking the box. 2. Right-click or press and hold Computer (This PC), click or tap Properties > Device Manager (in the left pane). Expand Network Adapters > double-click or double-tap the wireless adapter > Power Management Tab and make sure the check box is cleared against ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device……’.
  4. Sorry, I've just reread your initial post and noticed that you want an editor not a reader. Good luck in your search.
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  6. Foxit is an excellent free program. Be aware that the Ask toolbar can be foisted upon you during the installation. Get it here http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/index.php
  7. Bottom left should be a UK flag and a German flag, click the UK one.
  8. You said you thought you were hijacked/infected! So, we (you) are trying to remove, at least some of, the infection. If you’re successful and can boot normally, you must run MBAM or HJT.
  9. Normally that ‘Hit F1 key’ message means you have a hardware problem. It could be the optical drive that is defective!
  10. You have to set the BIOS to boot from an optical drive. When you switch on, look for ‘Set up’ (or similar wording) and start tapping that key to enter the BIOS to change the boot sequence to make the DVD/CD drive the first device. The key varies from manufacturer to manufacturer but it will probably be Del, F1 or F2.
  11. Download and create the Ultimate Boot CD on a working machine, here http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,...escription.html Once the CD has been made, boot your PC into the CD. It has its own operating system so you will have full access to your infected hard drive. Built into the CD you get a number of ‘anti’ programs. Just run them and select your hard drive files. Follow the instructions for each of the programs to remove malware. Alternatively, try the Avira rescue CD, here http://www.free-av.com/en/tools/12/avira_a...cue_system.html
  12. I knew you were using a different machine, I thought you’d realise that you would have to download it on machine A, then copy/install/run it on machine B.
  13. It sounds like corruption, I haven’t tried it but this has helped others, download and run it http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html Then try ipconfig, etc as per my first post.
  14. Perhaps you’re missing a step, try this from scratch: Firstly, in a Run window (Windows key+R), type cmd /k ipconfig /all (note the three spaces) and press Enter. Make a note of IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS Server(s). These values have to be keyed in. Now, right-click the wireless icon in the Notification Area > Status > General Tab > Properties at the bottom, scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and double-click it. In the General Tab you need to put a dot in Use the following… and then enter the Sky IP address details and the above addresses.
  15. If you mean there are no entries in Add or Remove Programs, try these: 1. Click Start > Run > type REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL (the capitals are for clarity only but note the space) and press Enter. Then again Start > Run > type REGSVR32 MSHTML.DLL and press Enter. 2. If 1) is not successful, try this but create a system restore point first just in case anything goes wrong. Click Start > Run, type regedit, press Enter and navigate to registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management In the left pane, right-click ARPCache and delete it. Reboot the computer. 3. If 2) is not successful or you can’t access regedit I suspect that you are still infected and need to run something like Superantispyware or MalwareBytesAM.
  16. A number of suspects have been identified, including Nero, Quicktime and some Graphics drivers. If you get the message when accessing Folders that contain videos, it can sometimes be cured by going to Control Panel > Classic View > Folder Options > View Tab and put a tick in ‘Always show icons, never thumbnails‘. Also, there are a number of solutions on TechNet here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums...e-c22df5db1950/
  17. BurrWalnut


    As Vista was preloaded, you may have an option to run a Startup repair as you switch on. If not, boot from the Vista DVD and run a Vista startup repair, look here http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91467-startup-repair.html
  18. Here are a few things to try: 1. This does help in some cases, go to Internet Options > Security Tab, click 'Trusted sites' icon, click Sites then uncheck 'Require server verification'. Now add these 2 sites http://*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and http://*.windowsupdate.com Click Close, Apply and OK. 2. Alternatively, look here for specific error messages http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/ph/6527/ 3. This may fix your problem but it will erase your history as shown on the Windows Update website. This is because the update folder is effectively removed. Go to Administrative Tools > Services and stop the Automatic Updates service. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\WINDOWS, right-click and Delete the folder SoftwareDistribution or if you’re nervous about deleting the folder, Rename it to, say, SoftwareDistributionOLD. Start the Automatic Updates service via Administrative Tools > Services and try Windows Update again.
  19. Removing the upper and lower filter keys sometimes helps, have a look here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461/en-us
  20. Here are some adapters http://www.ebuyer.com/cat/Wireless/subcat/Print-Servers
  21. Presumably the printer is not ‘wireless’ so you will have to either buy a wireless printer adapter or plug it into the USB port of the laptop.
  22. Your have a wireless router so why don‘t you: 1. Connect the 2001 computer to the wireless router by Ethernet cable, giving it internet access. 2. Connect the laptop wirelessly to the router giving it internet access. 3. Share files between the two, although you haven’t mentioned that. Then follow my instructions to share the printer.
  23. You haven’t said whether you’re using XP or Vista, so I’ll try to list both: On the machine that the printer is connected to, go to Control Panel > Printers & Faxes (Printers in Vista), right-click the printer, click Sharing, check ‘Share this printer’. On the other machine go to Control Panel > Printers & Faxes (Printers in Vista) > Add printer > and follow the wizard. Bear in mind that the printer and the PC that it’s connected to must be switched on, unless you have a ‘proper’ wireless printer/adapter. Windows firewall is normally set to allow file and printer sharing but if you have a third-party firewall make sure file and printer sharing is enabled so that each machine can talk to the other(s).
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