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I just updated Spybot S&D late last night and the install routine threw up an error saying that the Global Hosts updates would not immunize the system because Zonealarm & other security programs might mistake them for malware and not allow the update. So I went to the site forum and followed the suggestion to immunize in Safe Mode. Worked as advertised and I rebooted, shut off the monitor and went to bed (I leave my system on overnight to run system maintenance and just because I find it the better way to go). This AM when I went to check my email, nothing worked. Clicking the links brought the hourglass for a moment and then it would revert to the normal cursor. After trying to start OE several times and IE severl times the system began to bog down and I noticed that my free memory was down to about 45 MB from a normal of about 175-250 MB. I hovered my cursor over the different items in the System Tray and when I got to Spysweeper it showed it still loading. I had rebooted over 8 hours ago. At this point I could not shut the system down normally so I did a hard shutdown & rebooted. Same problems. Rebooted in Safe Mode since I couldn't access the Spysweeper options page normally, and then went in and disabled the Start with Windows option and rebooted. All was right with the world again. I could email and access the net no problem. Did my morning routine and then went back to troubleshooting. Opening Spysweeper at this point brought a bunch of other issues and I noticed that the update feature was turned off (not by me) and when I updated, found a new version available which I downloaded. Then Spysweeper would not shut down and I noticed it had re-enabled the option to start with Windows and I douldn't uncheck the box. Finally got the window to close with task MGR, but was told that Spysweeper could not be shut down because it is locked by the system. Safe mode again throught the routine and reboot. No Spysweeper running, so I run the .exe file for the update and all goes well. Now it will start and load Spysweeper, but the system is slow and unresponsive.

My thought is that Spybot S&D caused this and, as I am becoming less and less enamored with the benefits of the program, think that I should remove it first and see if things change. If not, I only have 6 months left on my Spysweeper subscription and feel that if it is suffering from bloat and causing system slowdowns then I'd be better off with out it or only run it for scans and not real time protection.

Opinions please.




Spybot S&D 1.5.2 is now released.

Among things: the long starting time is fixed, they say. http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html

Downloads
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

The update will also be available through integrated update within a few days.




There hasn't been an update since 4th March, whereas Ad-aware seems to have one every few days.

Has anyone any idea why?

Thanks!

John




After this week's definition updates, Spybot Search & Destroy detects C:WindowsUnvise.exe as belonging to SpyAgent. This is a false positive, as confirmed on the Safer Networking Forums. The problem will be fixed next week. So there is no need to do anything.




Hi guys, im a newbie to this win7forum just now ive activated my link to post this first thread.
Here is my issue today ive tried to install Google Chrome browser in to my harddisk. But when i tried to click the setup file i got an error "Google setup has stopped working" check online for a solution and close the program. Ive tried many times to install this software but i failed. I think some files might be crashed right.

This is my problem in detail

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: ChromeSetup.exe
Application Version: 1.3.21.79
Application Timestamp: 4e851bbf
Fault Module Name: SDHook32.dll
Fault Module Version: 2.0.5.1
Fault Module Timestamp: 4e36cc58
Exception Offset: 00034e67
Exception Code: c0000417
Exception Data: 00000000
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 80b3
Additional Information 2: 80b3720e26a2c96d54729a23f5155df9
Additional Information 3: 5736
Additional Information 4: 573666c82a104e8b1e75b25d0d7cd349

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:Windowssystem32en-USerofflps.txt

Note : Ive checked my full system using AVG and spybot S&D. All files are clean with no defect. Is anyother problem in my system.???

Help me out




OK, so I spent 2 days d/l SP2 via Windows Update; I install it...I have a few
exceptions in the firewall. I'm on dial-up, 90% sys resource free, amd
athlon, Mcafee, Spybot both run with sys restore off, sys defrag done before
SP2.

So, then I try to get an ad-aware update - it fails, so I check and find
there's a new version. So uninstall ad-aware6. Now I want to d/l the new
version of ad-awareSE. I can't - d/l "hangs" anywhere from 6 to 40%, then
says done when it isn't.

Use AOL, they have a Computer Checkup - that d/l a small active x
(qdiagcc.cab file) - I can't use it - I get a Security Warning: "Windows has
blocked this software because it can't verify the publisher", even after
turning firewall off. Tried getting the new version of spywareblaster as I
suddenly have Gator showing up, gets removed, comes right back. Can't d/l
spywareblaster - comes up saying "corrupted".

My internet is running slower than slow now, pages are taking forever to
load or won't completely load (yes I have all the IE fixes already - isn't
the SP2 IE fixes redundant?).

What will happen if I uninstall this horrid SP2? I have ordered the
CD...I'm thinking maybe somehow the d/l from Windows Update went wrong
somewhere - it did take 2 very very long sessions (10+ hours each) to get the
darn thing d/l; now I find out about the CD.

I HATE this "update". I feel that it's made my computer super touchy, I've
changed/lowered my internet tools security settings hoping that would allow
me to d/l what I want and need ad-aware for backup to Spybot S&D,
spywareblaster to help stop the adware, etc. from hitting in the first place.

I am NOT a techie, I just write everything down as it happens. HELP Please!

waddayathnk @ yahoo. com




BlazeFind????

blazefind.com
IE SearchBar
http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner...ar/index.phtml

BlazeFind
http://www.spywareguide.com/product_show.php?id=724

blazefind. removal instructions
http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/ISTbar.html

BlazeFind
http://www.regblock.com/spydet_724_blazefind.html
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These are all Microsoft files.

msgr3en.dll
Description: Microsoft English Natural Language Server

nls302en.lex = MS Office Dictionary File

srchctls.dll
Description: Search Assistant Controls

srchui.dll
Description: Search Assistant UI

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Are these all updated????
Cswshredder , Spybot search & destroy, HijackThis, Bazooka spyware scanner.

Open each one and UPDATE, then run the scan!!

Ad-aware's latest update recognizes BlazeFind.
Spybot S & D recognizes BlazeFind.

Ad-aware
http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/

You can't just run this right after you download and install it.
You need to UPDATE it first!!
==========

After BlazeFind is gone.

I suggest that you run System File Checker...
Start | Run | Type: sfc /scannow | OK
Have your XP CD ready to stick in your CD drive.

If you have XP Home and it asks for your XP Pro Cd, stick the CD in the
drive *first* and then type the command.

scannow sfc (sfc.exe)
http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

And then look here

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Click on the ? Icon to Expand
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm

[?] Why doesn't Search work?

You'll probably need to install the srchasst.inf file.

This may fix your
[[Error: "A file that is required to run Search Companion cannot be found.
You may need to run setup".]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
PSY hunted and pecked:
I have the same problem with others caused by search assistant, my
Spybot detected this thing and I quickly stop my browser. I deleted
some search assistant registry. I run cwsshredder. When I right click
on the task bar, I goto tools , I still can see this Search Assistant
and it is still working.

I prevented it from changing my quick launch and the search box at my
task bar.
However there are few files i couldn't delete in folder
c:windowssrchasst

they are : msgr3en.dll , nls302en.lex , srchctls.dll , srchui.dll

Apart from this, my original Windows explorer's search function was
not working ( click Start Search For Files or Folders)
An error messeage pop up :
"A file that is required to run Search Companion cannot be found. You
may need to run setup."

I have : Cswshredder , Spybot search & destroy, HijackThis, Bazooka
spyware scanner.
Any suggestion to my problem?




Elaine, super-hero-ine of this parish , is the first to have spotted this update!

I refer everyone to her post 371893, because I think this information is too important to appear at post #24(-ish) of the thread on Ad-aware!

John




I'm trying to update my SP1. When I used IE Tools/Windows Update to reach update site IE hung. Did a search in this forum and found a suggestion to try using Start/All Programs/Windows Update. That worked and I downloaded and installed 22 updates. It looks like everything up to SP2. Guess what? When I went back to the Windows Update site using Start/All Programs/Windows Update, it hung. What do I do now?

Had been suffering from Spyware, but ran Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, and MS Antispyware tool in safe mode and cleaned up a lot of malware. Then, I tried the Windows Update described above.

Thanks for any help.




The latest version of the well know, malware scanner is available at Downloads - The home of Spybot-S&D!.

Greatly improved scanning speed is just one of the features. See News - The home of Spybot-S&D! for more information.

Joe




FACTS & FAQ's

Helpful hints and answers to many basiccommon questions asked by Loungers, but which may not be readily available because of the temporary(?) suspension of the search feature. Listed by general catagory.

Lounge settings.

1.Set "cookies" for the Lounge. If you have trouble accessing the Lounge, delete the cookie and let it be reset on the next access.
2. Check your preferences options to view the Lounge as YOU want it.

Command Line stuff.
Click on Start>Run, then type( without quotes):

1."msconfig". will bring up a window with your startup programs listed and the ability to halt or suspend them.
2."SFC /scannow" will scan your system files for missing or corrupt files and replace them as needed.
3."chkdsk" will run a check on a specified drive to check it's integrity.
4."cmd" will bring you to a blank window with a C: prompt.

Windows XP hints.

1.Check for and install Windows Updates hotfixes as needed.
2.Install a firewall.
3.Install a spy blocking program.
4.Install an Ad blocker.

Utilities & Other software.(some with links to download them)

1.Spybot S&D. will search your system for any hidden "spy" files and lets you delete them.
2.AdAware. will search your system for any hidden Advertising file and let you delete them.
3.System Mechanic. A suite of utilites that will clean out junk files, useless registry entries,temporary files and many other debris.
4.Zone Alarm. A FREE firewall to block malware or virus.




Home - The home of Spybot-S&D!:

"We're excited to tell you that we have improved the scanning for rootkits. Beginning with the first updates in march we have added new anti rootkit plugins for Spybot - Search & Destroy. Apart from that we have also developed a new tool - the RootAlyzer

Rootkits are a technology that is more and more often used by malware to hide themselves on system level, making themselves invisible to standard tools. Our new plugins help Spybot-S&D to detect this malware, and our RootAlyzer shows you anything that uses certain rootkit technologies, even if it's not in Spybot-S&Ds detection database.

You can apply the new plugins for the rootkit search by just updating your Spybot-S&D as usual.

The RootAlyzer is a single tool which goes through the file system, the registry and process related lists. When you start RootAlyzer, it performs a very quick scan of a few important places, taking about a second on modern machines. To check the full system, you have the possibility of choosing a Deep Scan.

Currently, the RootAlyzer is a work in progress (with a new project tools category in our forum to track bugs and feature requests), but it's already helping to easily locate most of the current malware rootkits. It is compatible with Windows NT/2000/XP/2k3 and Vista. If you like to check out the new RootAlyzer you will find it in our forum."

Alan




Somehow my update mechanism in the Spybot 1.4 beta missed this update to 1.4 RC2b (here from MajorGeeks dated 28 April).

I downloaded it, ran it from my hard disk, and it wanted a reboot, and somewhere along the line it grabbed the latest updates. It seems to have sorted out many of the beta's problems (such as starting in Settings) and the System Startup now recognises more programs as being "normal".

This version is still a sort of beta for 1.4 (albeit a Release Candidate beta!), and the fact that it is RC 2b means it could be subject to change. (And also note that Help -> About says it's 1.4 RC2). So install only if you can cope with the possible problems of beta software, otherwise wait until the "real" version 1.4 becomes available...

John




Users of this will be well aware that it had a problem where around ten bits of malware were listed on each scan, and even though you 'fix'ed them each time, they were still present on the next scan.

You will be pleased to note that the latest update to the detection rules fixes this problem, so now you are given "Congratulations! [that] No immediate threats were found".

John




Just for interest, there was a new Detections Rules update with the above date.

I am becoming really unimpressed with the lack of information on their website about updates, what they contain, and how often they are made available. Does anyone have anybody "on the inside", who might be able to take up the cause of providing regular and accurate information?

John




I just downloaded the latest updates to Spybot 1.3 and ran a check. Apart from a couple of tracking cookies, no problems were found. While exploring some other features, however, I noticed the following when checking out the start-up tool.

Current filename:
C:WINDOWSSystem32ctfmon.exe

Database status:
Not required - virus, spyware, malware or other resource hog
Value:
ctfmon.exe
Filename:
ctfmon32.exe

Description
_CoolWebSearch_ parasite related - hijacking to Slawsearch.com

Source:
Paul Collins Startup list

I'm disinclined to act on this as I am not experiencing any problems that I'm aware of. Can anyone confirm that I should blow this thing away?

Cheers,




Friend of mine told me his PC had picked up some crud when he got a broadband connection, and in spite of installing Ad-Aware, he couldn't get rid of the stuff. Today I went to his apartment and took a look. I updated Ad-Aware and set it for a Custom scan, and it located a few things. Killed those, then installed Spybot S&D, updated and ran it. It killed a few more. But Internet Explorer still refuses to go to the page he has set as Home. Instead, he gets one of the following pages:

Global Search Solutions, with "new genereation search" in the Title bar
GloboLOOK!
Adult Search bar

I ran a Google search on these, but only found a set of manual Registry entries and files to kill that are supposed to get rid of Adult Search bar (no "automated" removal). Can anyone point me to a way to get rid of these 3 pieces of c**p?




Here is my problem: whenever I turn on my computer, vista goes into a reboot loop. The computer restarts a few seconds after I get to the login screen (letting me enter in at least part of my password). The problem is not solved when I press the power button, which makes it impossible to turn the computer on. I tried booting into safe mode. The same thing happened. To clarify: this did not happen after an update and I have had this setup for years. Before this problem occurred, my computer was very slow and something seemed to be taking up all of the CPU resources. A scan with Trend Micro, Malwarebytes, and Spybot S&D turned up nothing, although I was not able to update any of them. (speedtest.com confirmed that my network connection was good.) Decided to reboot and hope for the best. One more thing: when the computer was shutting down, I got numerous errors that said something along the lines of "STOP 0x00000007b". Am currently running Ubuntu on partition.

Anyone have a diagnosis?




Hi,

as you can see I'm new here but I decided to join and share my problem in hope of finally finding a solution. I searched the web and this forum about this particular BSOD event but none was like mine and solutions mentioned were very complicated to follow so I decided to open my own thread. I hope I opened it in the right section of the forum.

So as the title says I have BSOD driver power state failure happening daily on my ASUS N53SV laptop. It worked perfectly, without this or any other error for over a year and then it started. What always happens is after some period of working on my laptop I normally go to shut it down (before sleep, etc) and since it happened so many times now I already noticed a pattern. Usually (for the first year of use) when I press shutdown, the laptop shuts down in a matter of seconds, shutdown sequence starts right away. But now, when I press it, for about 5 seconds nothing happens, then the Force close window appear but there are no applications still running. After that it goes to shutting down screen and stays there. Usually I don't force turn off and I just let it be like that so when I come back to use it I find the laptop rebooted and an error window saying: "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown". Once I actually sat in front of my laptop for about an hour and then it finally turned off, rebooted right away and there was the blue screen. After that it boots normally. Now the reason I'm explaining this so thoroughly is because on other similar topics I see people already attaching their minidump files and event logs. Thing is, I'm not that smart when it comes to computers and since the laptop is under warranty I don't think this is my problem to solve. However, the laptop was checked and "fixed" and when I got it it was back on its factory settings. So I went and did some usual things that I do with a new computer such as installing Microsoft SE as AV software and also installing Spybot S&D. Then for about 3 days all I do is install a bunch of Windows updates including Service Pack 1. After that I install the newest drivers for my Intel graphics and wifi and then the newest drivers for my nVidia GeForce GT 540m graphics card. Everything seems to work fine and then it starts. I don't know if it means anything but when the shutdown sequence "hangs" my nVidia graphics card is activated so that might be an indication of problem. My laptop specs are: intel i7 2630qm, 8GB ram, Asustek Comp. Inc. motherboard, Intel HD3000 integrated graphics and nvidia card I mentioned before and Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit version that was already installed on my laptop when I got it.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1050

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA800C434910
BCP3: FFFFF800045893D8
BCP4: FFFFFA800C219AB0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:WindowsMinidump110212-19281-01.dmp
C:UsersUserAppDataLocalTempWER-55770-0.sysdata.xml

This is the error message that I "wake up to every morning". If you need me to do anything like attaching some files please instruct me on how to do it as I mentioned I'm really not good at this. Again I'm sorry for posting such a long description of my problem but I figured it's the best thing to do and every little detail might help you guys help me. Thanks in advance.




For the last week since the last MS patch Tuesday, When I've do scans with the AVG Anti Rootkit Tool, I keep getting A BSoD, I've updated everything, that didn't work, So I did a system restore, that again didn't work, I tried updating AVG and nothing seems to work.

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Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
Computer Type Antec 902 Black Tower
CPU Type and Speed AMD 955 BE Quad Core 3.20GHz AM3
Motherboard Chipset Gigabyte AM3 890XA-UD3
System Memory Type 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz
Video Card Type and Speed Nvidia Geforce GTX460 1GB
Computer Monitor Dell S2209W 1920X1080 DVI
Hard Drive 1TB Hitachi 7200RPM SATA 2
Optical Drives 1x Samsung Blu-Ray/DVD Burner
Network Adapter Realtek GBe Ethernet Adaptor & Wireless B/G/N 300MB/s PCI Adaptor
Anti-virus Software AVG Free 2011, Spybot S&D, MalwareBytes, Windows Defender
Computer Skill Level Self-Taught Expert
Windows Experience Index 5.9
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Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 1,946 Re: AVG Anti rootkit BSoD In a nutshell, AVG is your problem.

AVG is known to be a cause of BSOD's on Windows 7 systems. Suggest that you uninstall it. Download the correct AVG Remover for your system (32 or 64 bit).
If you have AVG ID protection installed, download the AVGID Protection Remover from the above link as well (it wouldn't hurt to download and run it anyway). Download Microsoft Security Essentials as AVG's replacement. Re-boot to Safe Mode. In Safe Mode run the AVG Removal tools. Re-boot to normal mode and install MSE. Make sure your Windows firewall is enabled!

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