Good morning, early this morning my computer started giving me the following msg: "You have a security problem" and I don't know how to resolve this. Another message pops up asking do I want to scan my pc and when I type Yes, another msg states Explorer was disconnected or has ended.
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Start in safe mode with networking and download spybot search and destroy. Load and update it. Run it and follow the instructions to delete any malware it finds. You may also use MalwareBytes to do the same thing. Both are very good and free for home users.
Someone set a policy on your machine to enforce certain rules about
passwords. Best to ask this person to modify these rules for you.
Alternatively you can run gpedit.msc, then follow this path to change
them yourself: Local Computer Policy / Computer Configuration
/ Windows Settings / Security Settings / Account Policy / Password
Note also this:
- You cannot delete the inbuilt Administrator account.
- Having administrator accounts with a blank password is a big security risk.
I think The default security provider in Windows XP has been changed
To reset the default security provider in Windows XP, delete the relevant registry keys in the Windows registry. To do this, follow these steps:
Start the computer. Press the F8 key during startup to start the computer in Safe mode.
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Delete the following registry keys in the Windows registry:
SPCMDCOM.sys is a kind of spyware which corrupts your windows registry and it is not at all a security tool.
You need to run a malware/spyware removal tool on your computer to get rid of it.
If you are not able to connect to the internet you might download the tool on a different computer and then install it in your system.
For instance you can also try to restore the computer to a previous date when everything was working fine. It might not remove the malware but you might be able to get the internet access.
You can also run a free registry scan using "Regcure" (A free tool) to get rid of any unwanted registry entries.
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Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:
md tmp copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak