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  1. Sorry - I didn't see a HJT log posted, just a question about how to deal with a certain piece of Malware which as I just spent nearly a whole day trying to remove it I thought I would help out with what I learnt. Normally I wouldn't try to analyse a HJT log.
  2. I've just had a barrel of laughs removing this from someone's PC. First I used the SmitFraudFix program (running in Safe mode) to remove most of it, as I couldn't get anything else to run. Then I had to use Ad-Aware, Spybot and Mcafee Stinger to get rid of everything that was still around (although some of this may not have been related). http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php The problem is it was using Karna.dat which is a nightmare to remove as it infects a windows system file, beep.sys, to re-install itself. SmitFraudFix removed the files and repaired beep.sys so i could get the other software running properly.
  3. Good points. However, for a user who always uses the same network I don't believe it causes as many issues as - I've extensively tested performance and not found any noticeable difference in performance between displayed and 'hidden' SSID. I agree it does nothing to stop a serious hacker because it is not truly hidden, but it does stop the guy next door who sees your network come up and decides to use your internet instead when he wants to look at dodgy sites. I would suggest maybe trying the SSId being hidden and if performance is affected then switching back. Also there was an issue recently in the UK regarding the fact that showing SSID with no additional security possibly constituted an invitation to use that wireless network as it was seen as being offered for free use because of being openly displayed and unsecured. This is still considered a legal grey area, although I believe it was not upheld in the original case. Just to clarify for anyone else reading this, hiding the SSID doesn't make your network secure. It just stops your network being displayed in default programs like Windows. Whether it causes issue hiding it, I'm still not convinced on that point.
  4. Use a hidden SSID. that way if someone scans for networks they probably won't see it. Don't bother with WEP - it can be cracked in 5 seconds with a free piece of software (trust me I've checked on my own). With hidden SSID and WPA TKIP you're fairly safe, if you also have a firewall etc on your PC as well.
  5. From the menu bar at the top of the browser choose View, then Text Size.
  6. The most common thing it will be is the RAM being not properly seated. If you're happy with doing it, open the case (with the PC turned off and unplugged), open the clips at either end of the RAM modules, pull out the RAM modules and then push them back in again. Then push the clips back in again. They should click into place. Make sure you touch the RAM as little as possible, holding it by the ends, and touch something metal like the case before you touch the RAM to discharge any static.