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  1. Hey there Phil - Tijeras, are you performing a smart or full scan?
  2. Did Mcafee flag with it's heuristics or it's signatures?
  3. [quote name='CurlySue' post='121170' date='Jul 15 2010, 11:21 PM']Our MCSE is laughing at your suggestion, as is the manager of tech support at Comcast. However, they are BOTH applauding my decision to acquire real-time, real-world statistical data which has already begun. Sorry the PRO's don't see things your way there ol' boy, Computer wizard. That being said, I anxiously await the first 24 hour stats from my family. CurlySue[/quote] There is more than one way to perform the test, but at the end of the day YOU are the one with problem so the results the rest of your family produce wont fix yours, if this issue was Lavasofts update servers problem, there would be more than yourself complaining and as far as i can see your the only one so far with this problem, every time someone tries too offer help you are reluctant too accept that it might be a issue at your end and instant respond in a manor which isn't tolerated, so i have to agree with visitor if you dislike Ad-aware so much just uninstall it quickest fix yet but this topic has bored me from get go, goodluck. [quote]Sorry the PRO's don't see things your way there ol' boy, Computer wizard[/quote] hate too burst your bubble of humor but i am one of those PRO's
  4. it was more hear say, it was from a work colleague who and like myself tests typical security solutions for when we get called to secure and remove malware from infected systems, he was asked to test the new release to test how it was and he said " the application uses G Data for paid and sunbelt vipre for free, so they will act the same as the G data and sunbelt application itself " but it could be wrong, I'm not 100%
  5. I'm sorry to hear that you had this disruptive notice, but i can assure you Lavasoft will not penalize costumers who use there free version of Ad-aware. They do offer adverts of special offers to upgrade to pro or when there is a new product release but that's about it. You might be suffering from a rogue infection claiming to be a lavasoft product, lets eliminate that perspective first. Goto [url=""]HiJack This thread[/url], explain your issue and paste a copy of your Hijackthis log and a Volunteer Security Advisor, Valued Member or LS CalamityJane will assist you with this.
  6. This could be a issue with CNET not updating there download after Lavasoft had applied the fix.
  7. If im correct it's sunbelt vipre for the free version and G Data for the rest
  8. Let me give you the steps to perform such a simple yet short test 1. you need a tool called WinMTR. 2. extract the folder downloaded and open. 3. in the field titled Host enter either the name or I.P of Comcast website and hit start, time it in even intervals. 4. Once you Stopped it ( you need too hit stop, it doesn't auto stop itself ) hit copy text too clipboard, Open a word processor and paste results, followed by results of a speed test. 5. six of these actions need too be perform in total, three at off peak hours and three at peak. Then simply email the document to Comcast for them to finalize the conclusion.
  9. What steps have you done to fix this problem from your end?
  10. that still doesn't eliminate the factor of having a congested exchange only proving that your bandwidth is reasonable, you need to perform a congestion test which your provider Comcast can provide you with the adequate steps to perform.
  11. it sounds like you have a congested start-up with too many start-up programs OR possibly your Internet connection is most likely congested. Also having a somewhat decent sized bandwidth is one but what helps is your connection rate to your Provider and a ping that doesn't fluctuate alot.
  12. yes it does, the ad-watch function monitors activity on the system, you can turn it off [u][b]BUT[/b][/u] if ad-aware is your only security solution i would highly advise against doing so.
  13. I had the exact same problem when i was installing this on a Clients System what i done was, i hit one, if it canceled it, then i hit the alternate choice and it worked, just too let you know the Program is in English when installed and that is the only thing in the entire install not in English from what i can remember.
  14. just thought I would inform you that Ad-aware finally updated successfully, maybe the Network was on high demand yesterday causing it to Error out but i don't know, its all good now though
  15. I got that error as well, i uninstalled Ad-aware and reinstalled and now it doesn't even get started and i get that message.
  16. they will not conflict, the only thing that might happen is ZoneAlarm will trigger when you try to update Lavasoft Adaware when updating, you will need to allow Adaware to access the internet but that is easy just hit accept or denie and tick the Remember my settings box ( it might not even do it, but in the off chance that's all )
  17. This is from the Symantec support forums Disable Tamper Protection: 1. Click the Clients Tab. 2. Select the client group you would like to modify. 3. Click the Policies tab. 4. If this is not the Global group, uncheck Inherit policies and settings from parent group. Ensure that Policy inheritance is OFF. 5. Under Location-independent Policies and Settings, with in the Settings box, click General Settings. 6. Click the Tamper Protection tab. 7. Uncheck Protect Symantec security software from being tampered with or shut down. Note: these instructions from the Symantec Endpoint forum and may not apply to Norton Internet Security.
  18. Thanks Blade81 for replying i just wanted to make sure and not be a egg and remove something i need , this topic may be closed thats all i wanted too know.
  19. Can someone tell me if the Bolded file is safe too remove, I'm unsure if and what it is exactly Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 7:02:19 p.m., on 13/10/2009 Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe C:\Program Files\Andrea Electronics\AudioCommander\AudioCommander.exe C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe C:\WINDOWS\vVX3000.exe C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe C:\Program Files\Andrea Electronics\AudioCommander\AEFltrs.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe C:\Program Files\Xnet Usage Monitor\XNetUsage.exe C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe c:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\dpupdchk.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe C:\Documents and Settings\Phillip\Desktop\RuneScape.exe C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file) O2 - BHO: Search Helper - {6EBF7485-159F-4bff-A14F-B9E3AAC4465B} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\SEPsearchhelperie.dll O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll O2 - BHO: Java Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll O2 - BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper - {E15A8DC0-8516-42A1-81EA-DC94EC1ACF10} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltcore.dll O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll O3 - Toolbar: &Windows Live Toolbar - {21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltcore.dll O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [soundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [soundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /tray O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AudioCommander] "C:\Program Files\Andrea Electronics\AudioCommander\AudioCommander.exe" /tray O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [egui] "C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VX3000] C:\WINDOWS\vVX3000.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LifeCam] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\LifeExp.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [intelliPoint] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AEFltrs] "C:\Program Files\Andrea Electronics\AudioCommander\AEFltrs.exe" /NoDlg O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nView\nwiz.exe /install O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (reboot)] "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" /runcleanupscript O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE') O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE') O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM') O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user') O4 - Startup: Xnet Usage Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Xnet Usage Monitor\XNetUsage.exe O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000 O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nwprovau.dll O16 - DPF: {0D41B8C5-2599-4893-8183-00195EC8D5F9} (asusTek_sysctrl Class) - O16 - DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} (Windows Live Safety Center Base Module) - O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - O16 - DPF: {8714912E-380D-11D5-B8AA-00D0B78F3D48} (Yahoo! Webcam Upload Wrapper) - O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{92853D98-874D-4B68-B1A1-28BED5DC9E7D}: NameServer =, O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll O23 - Service: ESET HTTP Server (EhttpSrv) - ESET - C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\EHttpSrv.exe O23 - Service: ESET Service (ekrn) - ESET - C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe O23 - Service: PIXMA Extended Survey Program (IJPLMSVC) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe -- End of file - 9305 bytes Thanks in advance
  20. Since i don't know if your system is 32 or 64bit i would assume its 32bit and you will need to install SP3 also maybe try disabling the Tea-timer on Spy-bot as its known for spy-bot and Ad-ware to conflict with each-other
  21. Please provide the following information to help me diagnose your issue -Windows XP with what service pack? -Anti Virus Program? -Malware/Spyware scanners? -has Ad-aware worked before?
  22. no problem mate, i just copied from the " download now" option here is link to the page for you
  23. I had a similier issue and this is how i fixed it 1. Uninstalled Ad-aware using Revo uninstaller ( link :Revo uninstaller ) using it's advanced option - Cleans left over files and registry entries 2. Restarted Computer 3. Deleted the old ad-aware install 4. Redownloaded & installed 5. oh oops no step five it worked ( yes I'm humorous person )
  24. To Casey boy - Oh yes I had brilliant fun fixing it and no it found nothing and I didn't delete anything I was in about to launch WinMTR ( had it open multiple times before) too test my DSL for congestion and then I got the warning message as stated above. To Visitor - Windows XP home edition with SP3 with all updates installed that are released
  25. Problem Yesterday when i had finished running Ad-aware AE Free edition.. somehow all my other programs ( I even mean system restore, disk clean up ) except Ad-aware would work. Every time I clicked a icon to launch a program I retrieved the message " such and such a file is not a valid win32 product " but ad-ware in the other had worked by assumption Ad-ware caused it (note some of the programs I was trying to run were working before the Scan ) the reason I came to assumption Ad-aware caused this error was I rebooted thinking it might fix it, when my Pc started up out of all the programs that are selected to start up Ad-aware was the only one to work. Fix I managed to open the Program Compatibility wizard and search for this file rstrui.exe (system restore) the compatibility wizard repaired to be used, I launched a restore, System Fixed (not a very tedious task to remedy) Scanned with - ESET Nod32 4 - Malwarebytes Anti malware - hijackthis No Malware/virus/malicious files found You might be thinking " ok so you fixed it what are wanting? " I'm simply making you aware it happened, it might not have been Ad-aware but then it might have, i just want too see if you can look into it and try too the best of your ability so it doesn't happen too some else not as tech savy as myself ( i care for everybody what can i say )