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Re: XP not functioning in normal or safe mode

Post by mehowick on Mon 12 Oct - 23:55

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Re: XP not functioning in normal or safe mode

Post by Belahzur on Mon 12 Oct - 23:57

Hmm, lets get a fresh copy of that file from a backup you have on your machine.

  1. Close any open browsers.
  2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
  3. Open notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:

    FCopy::
    c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\explorer.exe | c:\windows\explorer.exe
  4. Save this as CFScript.txt, in the same location as ComboFix.exe



  5. Referring to the picture above, drag CFScript into ComboFix.exe
  6. When finished, it shall produce a log for you at C:\ComboFix.txt
  7. Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.


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Re: XP not functioning in normal or safe mode

Post by mehowick on Tue 13 Oct - 3:41

ComboFix 09-10-12.03 - Administrator 2009/10/12 22:34.6.1 - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.886.1033.18.447.267 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Desktop\Combo-Fix.exe
Command switches used :: c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Desktop\CFScript.txt
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\documents and settings\Owner\Application Data\iniasd.txt

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--------------- FCopy ---------------

c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\explorer.exe --> c:\windows\explorer.exe
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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-09-13 to 2009-10-13 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2009-10-07 02:41 . 2009-10-07 02:53 -------- d-----w- C:\Combo-Fix23555C
2009-10-06 23:50 . 2009-10-07 00:02 -------- d-----w- C:\Combo-Fix9963C
2009-10-06 22:23 . 2004-08-04 07:56 55808 ------w- c:\windows\system32\eventlog.dll
2009-10-06 01:34 . 2009-10-06 22:18 -------- d-----w- C:\Combo-Fix
2009-10-06 00:53 . 2009-10-06 01:11 -------- d-----w- C:\Combo-Fix.txt
2009-10-03 17:40 . 2009-09-10 19:54 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-10-03 17:40 . 2009-10-07 03:42 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-10-03 17:40 . 2009-09-10 19:53 19160 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-10-01 03:53 . 2009-10-01 03:53 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2009-09-30 13:37 . 2009-09-30 13:37 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2009-09-30 13:24 . 2009-09-30 13:24 -------- d-sh--w- c:\documents and settings\Administrator\IECompatCache
2009-09-30 13:23 . 2009-09-30 13:23 -------- d-sh--w- c:\documents and settings\Administrator\PrivacIE
2009-09-30 12:56 . 2009-09-30 12:56 -------- d-sh--w- c:\documents and settings\Administrator\IETldCache
2009-09-30 05:20 . 2009-09-30 05:20 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2009-10-09 01:30 . 2005-04-18 04:46 793 --sha-w- c:\windows\system32\mmf.sys
2009-10-09 01:26 . 2004-07-13 20:30 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Viewpoint
2009-09-30 05:38 . 2008-10-19 05:02 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Owner\Application Data\DNA
2009-09-30 04:51 . 2006-12-09 19:38 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Windows Defender
2009-09-30 03:44 . 2008-10-19 05:02 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\DNA
2009-09-05 12:32 . 2009-09-05 12:32 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Owner\Application Data\DivX
2009-09-05 07:24 . 2004-07-13 20:28 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\DivX
2009-09-05 07:23 . 2009-09-05 07:23 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\DivX Shared
2009-08-14 13:36 . 2009-02-01 15:17 11952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-08-14 13:36 . 2008-07-04 05:16 335240 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2009-08-14 13:36 . 2007-01-01 08:37 27784 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys
2009-08-07 00:24 . 2004-08-11 22:48 327896 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wucltui.dll
2009-08-07 00:24 . 2004-08-11 22:48 209632 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wuweb.dll
2009-08-07 00:24 . 2005-05-26 11:16 44768 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wups2.dll
2009-08-07 00:24 . 2004-08-11 22:48 35552 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wups.dll
2009-08-07 00:24 . 2004-05-20 17:33 53472 ------w- c:\windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
2009-08-07 00:24 . 2004-05-20 17:51 96480 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\cdm.dll
2009-08-07 00:23 . 2004-08-11 22:48 575704 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wuapi.dll
2009-08-07 00:23 . 2006-02-01 02:02 274288 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mucltui.dll
2009-08-07 00:23 . 2005-05-26 09:19 215920 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\muweb.dll
2009-08-07 00:23 . 2004-05-20 17:33 1929952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wuaueng.dll
2009-08-05 09:01 . 2002-12-12 15:14 204800 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mswebdvd.dll
2009-07-25 10:23 . 2009-02-01 19:29 411368 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2009-07-17 19:01 . 2004-05-20 17:51 58880 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\atl.dll
2009-05-13 21:55 . 2009-05-13 21:55 1044480 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\libdivx.dll
2009-05-13 21:55 . 2009-05-13 21:55 200704 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\ssldivx.dll
2005-03-08 23:41 . 2005-03-08 23:41 56 --sha-r- c:\windows\system32\82F1638CF7.sys
2005-03-08 23:41 . 2005-03-08 23:41 1890 --sha-w- c:\windows\system32\KGyGaAvL.sys
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+ 2004-08-11 22:48 . 2009-08-07 00:24 35552 c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wups.dll
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"AIM"="c:\program files\AIM\aim.exe" [2005-08-05 67160]
"BackupNotify"="c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\backupnotify.exe" [2004-01-09 32768]
"MSMSGS"="c:\program files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" [2008-04-14 1695232]
"Acme.PCHButton"="c:\progra~1\HPINST~1\Pavilion\XPHNABS4EN\plugin\bin\pchbutton.exe" [2004-04-01 159744]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"UserFaultCheck"="c:\windows\system32\dumprep 0 -u" [X]
"hpsysdrv"="c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe" [1998-05-08 52736]
"HP Component Manager"="c:\program files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe" [2003-12-22 241664]
"HPHUPD05"="c:\program files\HP\{45B6180B-DCAB-4093-8EE8-6164457517F0}\hphupd05.exe" [2003-08-21 49152]
"HPHmon05"="c:\windows\System32\hphmon05.exe" [2003-08-21 483328]
"Recguard"="c:\windows\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE" [2004-04-14 233472]
"AdobeVersionCue"="c:\program files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue\ControlPanel\VersionCueTray.exe" [2004-03-25 1732608]
"NvCplDaemon"="c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll" [2007-04-19 7700480]
"NvMediaCenter"="c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll" [2007-04-19 86016]
"AVG8_TRAY"="c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe" [2009-10-06 2023704]
"AppleSyncNotifier"="c:\program files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe" [2009-05-14 177472]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" [2009-05-26 413696]
"iTunesHelper"="c:\program files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [2009-05-30 292136]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" [2009-07-25 149280]
"Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (reboot)"="c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" [2009-09-10 1312080]
"TkBellExe"="c:\program files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" [2008-04-28 185896]
"VTTimer"="VTTimer.exe" - c:\windows\system32\VTTimer.exe [2004-10-22 53248]
"AGRSMMSG"="AGRSMMSG.exe" - c:\windows\AGRSMMSG.exe [2005-03-04 88209]
"AlcxMonitor"="ALCXMNTR.EXE" - c:\windows\ALCXMNTR.EXE [2004-09-07 57344]
"nwiz"="nwiz.exe" - c:\windows\system32\nwiz.exe [2007-04-19 1626112]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ctfmon.exe"="c:\windows\system32\CTFMON.EXE" [2008-04-14 15360]
"swg"="c:\program files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe" [2007-07-12 68856]

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Acrobat Assistant.lnk - c:\program files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe [2003-5-15 217193]
Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk - c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe [2004-11-16 110592]
Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk - c:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe [2005-9-23 29696]
AutoCAD Startup Accelerator.lnk - c:\program files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\acstart16.exe [2005-3-5 10872]
HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk - c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe [2003-9-16 237568]
Microsoft Office.lnk - c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE [2001-2-13 83360]
NETGEAR WG311T Wireless Assistant.lnk - c:\program files\NETGEAR\WG311T\wlancfg5.exe [2004-12-17 7708672]
Updates from HP.lnk - c:\program files\Updates from HP\137903\Program\BackWeb-137903.exe [2004-4-1 16384]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\avgrsstarter]
2009-08-14 13:36 11952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\WinDefend]
@="Service"

[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Updates from HP\\137903\\Program\\BackWeb-137903.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Trillian\\trillian.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\VectorWorks 10.1\\VectorWorks.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AIM\\aim.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\InterVideo\\Quake III Arena\\quake3.exe"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\WS_FTP\\WS_FTP95.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgupd.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"=

[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\GloballyOpenPorts\List]
"7000:TCP"= 7000:TCP:btdownloadergui

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\System32\Drivers\avgldx86.sys [2009-08-14 335240]
R2 avg8wd;AVG8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-08-14 297752]
R2 LicCtrlService;LicCtrl Service;c:\windows\runservice.exe [2005-04-18 2560]
R2 WinDefend;Windows Defender;c:\program files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe [2006-11-03 13592]
R3 ASPI;Advanced SCSI Programming Interface Driver;c:\windows\System32\DRIVERS\ASPI32.sys [2002-07-17 16512]


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\active setup\installed components\>{60B49E34-C7CC-11D0-8953-00A0C90347FF}]
"c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe" "c:\windows\system32\iedkcs32.dll",BrandIEActiveSetup SIGNUP
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Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder

2009-09-30 c:\windows\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job
- c:\program files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe [2008-07-30 17:34]
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------- Supplementary Scan -------
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mSearch Bar = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
mWindow Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Comcast
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
DPF: ActiveGS.cab - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
FF - ProfilePath -
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catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Rootkit scan 2009-10-12 22:43
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS

scanning hȋdden processes ...

scanning hȋdden autostart entries ...

scanning hȋdden files ...

scan completed successfully
hȋdden files: 0

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--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2367046221-998718354-2122322601-500\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\User Preferences]
@Denied: (2) (Administrator)
"88D7D0879DAB32E14DE5B3A805A34F98AFF34F5977"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,
d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,01,00,00,00,b7,6d,c5,fe,2e,8f,b3,40,ba,ea,4d,\
"2D53CFFC5C1A3DD2E97B7979AC2A92BD59BC839E81"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,
d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,01,00,00,00,b7,6d,c5,fe,2e,8f,b3,40,ba,ea,4d,\

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\LicCtrl\LicCtrl\LicCtrl\LicCtrl*lkzs$i&#&y@^t! #^$ g9^$&pgb SDB36o \DA9879757777DAE8]
"1"=hex:ed,4b,4a,ed,15,23,49,74,5a,62,6c,ea,06,f6,a6,df
"2"=hex:a9,40,80,f3,45,2c,d5,a1,17,53,11,d7,21,de,a4,9e,70,5f,a0,52,5b,27,ae,
65,1c,9d,59,02,eb,37,2c,7a,87,23,4c,1a,3f,83,53,96
"3"=hex:ed,4b,4a,ed,15,23,49,74,b0,26,52,ff,a0,7d,07,31,e6,5f,d4,da,fb,3f,90,
71,75,14,ea,42,77,9a,7a,ec,d4,b7,cc,3b,f4,0a,33,5b,a4,1e,da,46,25,2d,2a,72,\

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\LicCtrl\LicCtrl\LicCtrl\LicCtrl*lkzs$i&#&y@^t! #^$ g9^$&pgb SDB36o \DA9879757777DAE8\A4C6DC1D7052183A161573F7BA846387]
"1"=hex:1a,dd,98,10,b1,7c,5d,e1
"2"=hex:c5,ff,57,75,f6,0a,be,c2
"3"=hex:48,0c,95,15,2b,0f,5c,2f,6f,53,7a,16,ea,05,fc,41,9c,cb,d7,93,ce,0b,b9,
e9,f3,cb,59,bb,1e,cc,c3,d2,4b,65,38,f1,04,90,3a,67,09,52,da,db,9c,b2,36,eb,\
"4"=hex:2f,ad,a2,e7,8a,bf,05,5e
"5"=hex:bf,e5,23,7b,b0,66,d6,fc,b8,e8,6b,a0,96,52,f7,32,80,09,8f,24,b7,b3,55,
1a,98,d1,47,16,02,43,61,1c,b9,d5,8f,2a,7b,81,b1,fb,95,22,f8,b3,2c,53,9d,ae,\
"6"=hex:bf,e5,23,7b,b0,66,d6,fc,bc,64,22,fb,7e,d3,39,3e,a3,00,33,13,c0,21,f4,
51,6c,4e,0c,96,e2,dd,ad,8a,b6,c4,05,e8,5a,bd,9a,e9,d4,1a,3d,68,9d,00,32,20
"7"=hex:ed,4b,4a,ed,15,23,49,74,5a,02,d0,c7,f9,dd,f2,e5,3e,e0,99,3d,a8,68,9c,
4f,1f,71,fc,13,23,3b,2c,6b,94,db,ee,08,97,0d,d7,27,bf,b9,1b,eb,26,77,8c,fe,\
"8"=hex:5d,56,03,e5,33,b3,79,9e,4c,e0,61,6e,a5,60,95,f1,1d,da,60,89,a3,a0,95,
f9
"9"=hex:81,20,8f,ab,28,6a,52,9c
"18"=hex:b6,dd,00,4d,9d,38,11,d1
"10"=hex:07,96,b3,35,9e,5a,1a,0b
"11"=hex:81,20,8f,ab,28,6a,52,9c
"12"=hex:81,20,8f,ab,28,6a,52,9c
"13"=hex:81,20,8f,ab,28,6a,52,9c
"14"=hex:81,20,8f,ab,28,6a,52,9c
"24"=hex:81,20,8f,ab,28,6a,52,9c
"26"=hex:81,20,8f,ab,28,6a,52,9c
"27"=hex:81,20,8f,ab,28,6a,52,9c
"19"=hex:81,20,8f,ab,28,6a,52,9c
"22"=hex:81,20,8f,ab,28,6a,52,9c
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Completion time: 2009-10-13 22:45
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2009-10-13 03:45
ComboFix2.txt 2009-10-07 02:53
ComboFix3.txt 2009-10-07 00:02
ComboFix4.txt 2009-10-06 01:44

Pre-Run: 75,604,992,000 bytes free
Post-Run: 75,660,136,448 bytes free

Current=4 Default=4 Failed=3 LastKnownGood=5 Sets=,1,3,4,5
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Re: XP not functioning in normal or safe mode

Post by Belahzur on Tue 13 Oct - 17:50

Click Start > Run and copy/paste the following bolded text into the Run box and click OK:

ComboFix /u



This will also reset your restore points.

How is the machine running now?


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Re: XP not functioning in normal or safe mode

Post by mehowick on Wed 14 Oct - 6:56

its actually running reƖative well considering its an old un-upgraded pos. a little slower than normal i think and i cannot re-install windows defender. i uninstalled it when i thought a bad update was the cause of the problem. oops. it says something about insufficent permissions. i still cannot access the task manager. it still says it has been disabled by the admin. audio and video seem to work just fine.

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Post by Belahzur on Wed 14 Oct - 18:42

Hello.
See here for Task Manager problem.
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The above guide is for disabling Task Manager, but follow the steps and turn it back on. Smile


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Re: XP not functioning in normal or safe mode

Post by mehowick on Thu 15 Oct - 14:01

this also managed not to work, but i somehow found a way around it. i deleted the old defender file and then it let me re-install. ran mbam and got rid of the stuff it found, re-booted and pow i can get to the task manager. all seems to be good with it finally!

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Re: XP not functioning in normal or safe mode

Post by Belahzur on Thu 15 Oct - 16:59

Ah, good then.

We need to make a new restore point.

To turn off System Restore, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the System Restore tab.
3. Click the Turn off System Restore check box (or the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box), and then click OK.
4. Click Yes when you receive the prompt to the turn off System Restore.

Now we need to make a new restore point.
To turn on System Restore, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the System Restore tab.
3. Click the Turn off System Restore check box (To turn on System Restore), and then click OK.

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Post by mehowick on Fri 16 Oct - 5:35

thank you thank you thank you! i shall certainly try to stick to firefox from now on though i dont like the UI as much as IE. ive created the restore point so it should be good to go. i just have one question and another foray to ask of you. first is there a program or a setting in windows out there like carbonite or mozi that will instead of an on-line back up, automatically backup files to an external hard drive when it is connected? also as i mentioned earlier, could you also help with my net book that is getting assulted by police pro even in safe mode?

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Post by Belahzur on Sat 17 Oct - 16:41

Hello.
For backup software, I know a few, but they don't do it automatically like your wanting, so it's probably better to ask in software forum for that, other techs on this forum will know some different programs than I do.

As for your net book, sure I'll help, just open a new topic for another machine. Smile


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