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Still receiving windows XP updates… Is this expected behavior?

According to the answer on another post, we should not have been receiving any more updates for Windows XP. But I am receiving updates: Is this indicative that my system is bugged or compromised ...
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2answers
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how to fix if a site is always redirected to another phishing site?

I am running Windows XP SP3. Before I used to do online banking using this computer without problem. But recently, when I will visit my bank to do online banking, https://www.mybdo.com.ph , it gives ...
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System is slow, which files to delete?

My system has Windows XP installed with 2 GB RAM, and it has been working OK, but since 3 days ago it hangs a lot. I tried deleting the temp (%temp%) files manually, and also used disk cleanup, and ...
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0answers
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camouflaged process thrashing drives

Someone I know has a slow Windows XP computer and they asked me to look at it. I found that the drive was constantly being accessed, and so would be any removable drive that was plugged in (making it ...
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2answers
94 views

Keyboard types correctly in one account/wrong in another Windows XP

I'm helping a friend with an old XP laptop. When trying to do something simple like typing "msconfig" in Safe Mode in the User account, the only thing that shows up is "0sc6nf5g". If I log in as admin ...
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1answer
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How can I remove “Microsoft Antimalware”: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft Antimalware?

I run a program called Registry Mechanic, every night. Every single time, it picks up like 8 Microsoft Antimalware entries, which it identifies as the highest kind of security threats. I feel like ...
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2answers
475 views

Can't open Control Panel or IE

I have a XP computer where when ever I try to open Control Panel nothing happens, nothing flashes on the screen. Same thing with Internet Explorer. I've scanned the computer with Malwarebytes and ...
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2answers
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Security Essentials not installing and I suspect my machine is infected with malware

My mouse seems to be automatically right-clicking every few seconds, and sometimes constantly. My cursor will abruptly become an hourglass for a moment every once in a while, as well. It happens in ...
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0answers
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How to reduce Windows shutdown time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does it sometimes take a long time for windows to shutdown? A windows XP SP3 boots fast but take quite a time to shudown How to reduce it, I wonder? PS Recently ...
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2answers
947 views

How can I COMPLETELY remove malwarebytes from my PC?

XP3. I need to re-install malwarebytes, but when I do it still doesn't work because some files are not being removed. What can I do? EDIT: Soooo nice to have Malwarebytes back! Thanks.
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1answer
555 views

You (or a program) have requested information from hupkyeihlu

This message is popping-up in my other laptop that is not connected to the internet. Not sure what it is, is this an indication that I have a virus or something? Additional Info: AVG Virus scan ...
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2answers
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Svchost.exe connecting to different IPs with remote port 445

Im using Windows XP Professional SP2. Whenever I start my Windows, svchost.exe starts connecting to all the possible IPs on LAN like from 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.200. The local port ranges from ...
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3answers
253 views

Why am I always redirected to ad websites?

I am always getting redirected to some page that shows ads, on several webpages (Microsoft, Linkedin, Yahoo). However, Facebook and Gmail are working fine. I deleted all cookies, but I am facing the ...
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5answers
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Is “Cleversoft PC Tuneup Maestro” malware?

I found a desktop icon for something called PC TuneUp Maestro on my parents' laptop. Googling it yields pages upon pages of freeware download sites, but I couldn't find anything legitimately ...
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257 views

Windows XP Domain Machines Log Off Randomly

I am getting a family of computer that randomly log users off during the day. After the logoff, the user name box shows administrator no matter who was formerly logged on. I believe it is malware ...
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1answer
546 views

How do I remotely fix a malware-infected Windows XP PC?

Someone I know has got their Windows XP PC infected with malware. Are there any tools I can use to disinfect the PC remotely? It would have to be a boot CD because XP is completely hosed.
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1answer
46 views

Windows XP drives not opening

I had a PC which operating system was Windows XP , I reinstalled the Windows , formatting just the C drive , and had my new version of XP installed there , but when it was installed and I tried to ...
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1answer
100 views

Microsoft Security Essentials flagging Google Chrome as malware [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Chrome detected as PWS:Win32/Zbot by MSE Since friday, Microsoft Security Essentials began falsely identifying Google Chrome as a piece of malware ...
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548 views

File permissions are being changed, possible Malware

I have a laptop that displays the login screen and then will sit at a blank screen. C+A+D still works, so I checked the running processes. I noticed that explorer was not running, so I attempted to ...
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1answer
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All program groups in Windows XP show “Empty” after malware infection

I'm trying to repair a Dell laptop running Windows XP SP3 that was infected with a variation of fairly typical malware that makes a user think a virus was detected and prompts them to go purchase a ...
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2answers
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Missing Start Menu programs on Windows XP SP3

I just removed a piece of malware that hides the entire C: drive on my Windows XP SP3 machine. After cleaning it and running unhide.exe from Bleeping Computer, I noticed all the programs in the Start ...
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2answers
458 views

How to remove System Tools virus?

My Windows XP netbook is infected with System Tools Virus? Does anyone know how to remove this virus?
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1answer
329 views

Windows registry — Malware

I wanted to analyse some malware but I'm stuck with the registry of windows, and was wondering if some of you could help me to understand some of it. It actually modified some values in the registry ...
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4answers
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Common spots where Malware could hide in? [closed]

Let's say I was going to do a full system scan but I want to specify the scanner to look into certain directories. What are the those directories for Windows XP, Vista, and 7? I know the common ...
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4answers
659 views

Virus / Malware: Explorer window with strange user logged into Hotmail [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I was looking into a PC, the user of which had complained that he couldn't connect to the internet and ...
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3answers
545 views

“Blue Socket” (WiFi app) installed itself on my computer ?

Today when I connected with WiFi I got a small Blue Socket window on the bottom right of the screen. I had never heard of this company before. They are here: http://www.bluesocket.com/ The "wireless ...
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5answers
287 views

Malware choking and redirecting Internet Explorer, found but unable to delete virus

Somehow I have some malware that my virus protection will find but will not let me delete. Spybot says I have global hosts and will find them but will not let me do anything with them. It is ...
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3answers
86 views

URLs are gone crazy in my windowsXp machine

I'm having trouble with my browsers for three days now, not all the time but suddenly when I type a URL it is redirected to another page, or even if the URL is correct on the browser it shows the ...
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4answers
1k views

How do “Powerusers” manually find and remove malware from Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I'd like to know what tools and methods are used by the pros to remove malware in Windows. Is HijackThis ...
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2answers
3k views

run as dialog always pops up

I recently got some malware on a machine that I don't use for much (partly intentional). I've cleaned it, but now everytime I open any .exe the 'Run As' dialog pops up asking me which user I want to ...
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1answer
421 views

why is my computer connecting to skynet? is it a virus or other type of malware?

i recently ran a "netstat" command on my windows xp system, and saw some connections to "Iron.Skynet". well Iron is my Computers Name, but ive not come across the name "Skynet" on my system before. ...
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3answers
262 views

Malware - Technical anlaysis

Note: Please do not mod down or close. Im not a stupid PC user asking to fix my pc problem. I am intrigued and am having a deep technical look at whats going on. I have come across a Windows XP ...
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4answers
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How can I disable Lumension Sanctuary

I'm an administrator on my computer but I can't work out how to uninstall/disable Lumension Sanctuary. There is no Uninstall button in the uninstall programs list. I've disabled the service ...
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3answers
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Hitman pro is suspicious of these three files… should I be worried?

My anti malware software "hitman pro" uses heuristics to highlight suspicious files. It is highlighting the following three, all within c:\windows\system32 mpcdx.ax rlapedec.ax rlmpcdec.ax Hitman ...
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1answer
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Hijack.StartMenu Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a false positive?

I just ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware quick scan for the first time and it found: Registry Data Items Infected: ...
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6answers
778 views

Problem with network after malware attack

Im trying to help some friends with a Win XP machine. I got rid of the malware using Malware Bytes, and HiJackThis. But now they(I) have another problem. When the computer boot into Windows it seems ...
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5answers
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USB drive gets infected every time I plug it into my laptop

Whenever I plug in my USB flash drive into my laptop running Windows XP, an AutoRun.inf file gets created inside it. Also a hidden folder called "Cache" which uses the Recycle bin icon gets created. ...