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  1. Microsoft Antispyware Tutorial Part I is up!!! Here is is: http://www.besttechie.net/forums/index.php...st=0#entry15144
  2. Microsoft AntiSpyware (Version 1.0 Beta) Tutorial Tutorial Part I Microsoft AntiSpyware is an Anti-Spyware program such as Spybot Search and Destroy and Adaware SE It finds problems such as: BarginBuddy, and the CoolWebSeach parasite. This is a tutorial that lists all of the features of Microsoft AntiSpyware and how to use them. Installing Microsoft AntiSpyware. Download Microsoft AntiSpyware from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en. Double-Click the installation icon. When the Microsoft AntiSpyware intaller launches, click the "Next" button. In the next screen are the "Licence Terms". Please read these and click "I accept the terms in the licence agreement". Click "Next" Choose which folder you wish to install it to. Click Next. On the next screen, review your settings and click "Next". This will install the product. Using Microsoft AntiSpyware for regular use. Now that you have installed the program, Double-Click the Microsoft Antispyware icon on the desktop. The welcome screen will come up. Choose whatever options appeal to you. Note: Updating the software is recommended. If you do not pick to run the spyware scan in the welcome screen, choose so at the main window. Do this by clicking the "Run Quick Scan Now" button. After it runs (it may take a while on a big Hard Drive), if it finds anything select what you want to do with the file (Good idea to select remove), and then "Continue". It will bring up a popup window reviewing the items you want to remove. If all is correct, press "Yes". Intro to Advanced Features in Microsoft AntiSpyware At the main screen, press the "Advanced Tools" button in the upper-right corner of the screen. This will bring up the Advanced Tools section. Browser Hijack Restore Button in the Advanced Tools section. If you click on the Browser Hijack Restore button, will bring you up a list of your Internet Explorer Settings. There you can restore all of your Internet Explorer settings back to Microsoft's settings. If you change a setting that you have personally put in there, go back into Internet Explorer and change them. The "System Explorers" Button Here you can find lists of Downloaded ActiveX controls, Running Processes, Startup Items, Internet Explorer BHo's (Browser Helper Objects), IE Settings, IE Toolbars, Window's "Host" File, Winsock LSP's, and Shell Execute Hooks. These are divided into 4 sections labeled, "Applications", "Internet Explorer", "Networking", and "System". I will be going through all of the sections in the follow-up. dk
  3. Download Spybot Search and Destroy from http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=mirrors. Install it, update it, and run it. Post a new log.
  4. Hi sparklez331, Open HijackThis, press "Scan" and check the following items: O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lmu] C:\WINDOWS\LMU.exe O23 - Service: ZESOFT - Unknown - C:\WINDOWS\zeta.exe (file missing) Here are some optional fixes in HijackThis: O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime System Tray access to Apple's Quick Time viewer from version 5 onwards. Needs to be turned off within the program. O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER System Tray icon for RealPlayer. If you subsequently start RealPlayer manually it adds itself back to the start-up list. You can stop this from happening by right-clicking on the tray icon and disabling StartCenter via Preferences. Close all windows except HijackThis, and click the "Fix Checked" button. Reboot into Safe Mode. To do this: * During reboot immediately begin tapping the F8 key * Windows Advanced Options menu appears. * Use the arrow keys to select Safe mode * press Enter. When safe mode loads up, find the following files and delete them: C:\WINDOWS\LMU.exe C:\WINDOWS\zeta.exe Reboot and post a new log. dk
  5. Dan

    Formula For Wpm

    Ah..Cool! Is there any way to make it accurate to around the second?
  6. Hi sparklez331, I will be reviewing your HijackThis log and will have an answer soon. dk
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    Formula For Wpm

    I was just wondering what is the formula for words per minute and how to put it in a spreadsheet?? I my spreadsheet is like this so far: So B1, and B2 is the # of words and WPM..... If anyone could tell me what to put in B3, that would be great! dk
  8. I'm on the school network, logged on a mac OS X..... But when I load up my desktop, and try to open a folder, then the toolbar at the top disapears for a sec, and the folder closes!!! EVERY TIME!!!! Please HELP! dk
  9. Dan

    My Hjt Log

    Hi cheszekiah, Sorry for the delay. I will be assisting you with your HijackThis log. Open HijackThis, click the "Scan" button, and check the following files: R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Wdmgdh] C:\WINDOWS\system32\n?tepad.exe O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/200312...meInstaller.exe Here are some optional fixes in HijackThis: O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe A registration reminder from Leadertech, and is considered spyware by many experts. Close ALL windows except HijackThis, and click "Fix Checked" Reboot. Then click Start --> Find. Find the following file: n?tepad.exe For all of those files that you find, right-click on the applications (.exe) and select properties. In the properties look at the file types. Record your findings. Finally, post a new log, WITH your findings of the properties. dk
  10. You say you have trouble installing it? Does it give an error message or anything? dk
  11. So.... Happy Birthday JSKY!!!!!!!!! dk
  12. glue *dk tries to get the bandaid off his foot*
  13. You seem to have BarginBuddy on your system. Please Download MicroSoft AntiSpyware from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en Install it, update it as it moves through the setup screens after you launch it. Decide to do a full system scan. Delete all it finds. Reboot and post a new log. dk
  14. drop *dk drops furnature on foot*
  15. Dan

    Hj This Log

    Hi murtu52, I will be reviewing your log today. Open HijackThis, click the "Scan" button, and check the following files: R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = O2 - BHO: NavErrRedir Class - {00D6A7E7-4A97-456f-848A-3B75BF7554D7} - (no file) O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {A26ABCF0-1C8F-46e7-A67C-0489DC21B9CC} - (no file) O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {AFC3FA82-AD07-45cd-8B57-983435B9899E} - (no file) O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file) O23 - Service: [email protected]:+Download+FAH502-Console.exe - Unknown - C:\Download\FAH502-Console.exe (file missing) Here are some optional fixes in HijackThis: O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup Intializes the clock and memory settings on nVidia based graphics cards. Enable if you overclock your card O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime System Tray access to Apple's Quick Time viewer from version 5 onwards -- Note: This needs to be turned off within the program. O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot Application Scheduler installed along with RealOne Player . Once installed it runs independently of RealOne Player. -- Note: This needs to be turned off within the program O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe Checks for updates to MS Works. O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE Application which launches common MS Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs. It's somewhat of a resource hog and some users claim there's no difference with or without it but it usually isn't required. Close all windows except HijackThis, and click the "Fix Checked" button. Reboot into Safe Mode. To do this: * During reboot immediately begin tapping the F8 key * Windows Advanced Options menu appears. * Use the arrow keys to select Safe mode * press Enter. When Safe Mode boots up, find the following file and delete it: C:\Download\FAH502-Console.exe Reboot into normal mode, and post a new log. dk
  16. MS AntiSpyware can also see the "Hosts" file. Go to Advanced Tools (In the upper right-hand corner) ---> Windows Hosts file Helpful for HijackThis logs. There are other features I am playing with now. dk
  17. Dan

    Cross Those Legs..

    hmm...no wonder..... j/k
  18. Update: Download Link included. I am downloading it onto my mom's laptop. I will have any other cool features here. dk
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    My Hjt Log

    Hi, I am reviewing your log and will get back with a reply shortly. dk
  20. Will post link later... *dk hits himself in the head for being an idiot*