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Windows Security Center calls for Firewall be turned on booting!

1)XP reboot must turn on Firewall - recently uninstalled IE'8 as it seemed incompatible - IE'6 is back on ... Several other glitches seem to have popped up following the removal of IE'8 which may/may not be relevant.
2)Skype Picks up caller's video but does not deliver via MS LifeCam 1.3 for others to see from my end -
3)Desktop seems to lose Icon links if left on too long without program running -
4)Occasionally locks up & must be rebooted from OE'06 - no eMail lost todate -
5)MSWord'07 restarts following exit with clean page for continued typing - Microsoft wants to charge without looking at the problem - I'm not expert to I'm asking for guidance or solution...
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    Nicolas May 11, 2010

    When did you check your computer for viruses last time?

    Before döing anything else..do a realy deep viruscheck



    Nic

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I might advised you to reformat the operating system of the computer or Do the restore settings from this computer.

Maybe you have viruses on this computer.

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Everyone wants a fast, clean and secure computer.
The bare Minimum you will need are...
Anti-Virus software (AVG free or microsoft security essentials)
AntiMalware software (Malwarebytes is my favorite)
System cleanup software (CCleaner is great)
Software Firewall for windows xp (vista/7's firewall is much improved)
But you may like to use one anyway(Comodo/pctools)

You may also like a seperate defrag program. Auslogics is great and fast.
I use both I.E and firefox browsers, but Firefox is the most secure of the 2.

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Boot into safe mode with networking (to allow updates) F8 on boot up
Go into system restore and turn it off (lots of nasties can hide there) you can get to it thru start/programs/accessories/system tools)
Update and fully scan with antivirus and then antimalware programs
Make full use of CCleaner. Run cleaner. run registry cleaner, go to tools menu and uninstall everything you really dont need, click on startup and delete everything not needed.(if unsure google the entry and look for advice on if it is needed)
At the moment i only have these programs in my startup folder. Antivirus/sound card/graphics card... and thats it.

Hopefully this will keep you safe and secure, you may if you wish turn the system restore back on.

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To Remove ?Your Computer Might Be At Risk? Message from your computer tray


Continuing our HOW TO series,we’ll look at how to remove ‘Your Computer Might Be At Risk’ alerts coming up in the tray icon on Windows XP based PCs.
If you disable/turn off the default ‘Windows Firewall’ or if you turn off Automatic Updates(Not Recommended) or if you don’t have any updated anti-virus program running on your Windows XP based computer,you would see some annoying message/alert coming at the tray icon of your PC.
It is actually intended to alert the user,however many PC users find it annoying.
So follow the below points to turn it off.
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IE 8 is beta version not recommended for home use. its still in research. So go to control panel and uninstall ie8. you will get ie7 back.
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Been having this problem for 2 months.. computer is turned off... have been rebooting from CD in drive for 1 year... harddrive tired and cannot boot up by itself... lately cannot get to any Recovery mode,...


If you have a Windows XP CD, follow these steps.

1. Boot from the CD and start the installer
2. Choose to install onto the already formatted partition with the unbootable Windows, but opt to leave the existing filesystem and any other OSes alone. Choosing this will require you to create another folder for Windows to avoid writing over the existing installation. I usually call the new folder "WINXP."
3. Install Windows as you would normally, you'll need a Product Key but you can actually use your personal key on someone else's computer with no danger to you losing it or being accused of piracy, I'll explain this later.
4. Boot the NEW Windows XP install. Do not "Activate" or "register," you're going to be deleting this copy of Windows from the machine if all goes well.
5. Edit the BOOT.INI on the hard drive from the original installation of Windows with the corrupted HAL. This file should be in C:\ (may be hidden)

Sample BOOT.INI for XP Pro
Microsoft wrote:[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
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multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

6. Go to C:\WINXP\system32\hal.dll (where "WINXP" is the folder you installed the second copy of Windows XP) and copy it from the new Windows to C:\WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll (or wherever you installed Windows XP originally, I use "WINDOWS" but some people use strange folder names for their XP) and overwrite any file there. The new hal.dll is uncorrupt and newly regenerated. The file is specific to each machine's hardware configuration and we needed to rebuild it. The installer did that for us with the new installation.
7. Try rebooting your computer to see if you can get into your OLD Windows installation. If you can, congratulations!
8. DELETE the "WINXP" folder (or wherever you put your new Windows install).

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My emachine T3624 i bought used, and i cant get norton off of it,


Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Norton has a habit of being so good that it interferes with some normal activities. Should you wish to uninstall a Norton product and if at all possible, download and run the Norton Removal Tool. Soon as the Norton Product is un-installed, remove the remaining Symantec folders in Common Shared folders. Thereafter, pls follow below procedures:
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer.
  2. Delete the program installation folders for all Symantec program that were installed.
  3. If you accepted the defaults, the installation folders will be in C:Program Files and will have the name of the program that you installed.
Below listed are the default program folder names and locations listed by program:
  • C:Program FilesNorton Internet Security
  • C:Program FilesNorton SystemWorks
It would help to configure Windows to show all files.
  • Click on "Windows Key" and select Control Panel
  • Double click on Folder options.
  • Click on View Tab
  • Un-check "Hide file extensions for known file types."
  • Under the "Hidden files" folder, click "Show hidden files and folders."
  • Click on Apply
  • Click on OK.
Having performed the above, search for and delete all Symantec folders.
  1. Click on "Windows Key" and select Computer.
  2. Double click on C Drive
  3. Go to the following locations and delete the following folders.
  • c:Program FilesNorton Internet Security
  • c:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec Shared
  • C:ProgramDataSymantec
and delete all the 3 folders.

Finish by cleaning up the Registry:

CAUTION: you must back up the registry before you make any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify only the keys that are specified.
  • Click Start and then Run.
  • Type REGEDIT into the Run dialog box when it comes up and then click OK.
  • The Registry Editor will open.
  • Navigate to and select the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARESymantec

  • Press the Delete key on your keyboard and click Yes to confirm.
  • Navigate to and select the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSymantec

  • Press the Delete key on your keyboard and click Yes to confirm.
  • Click on File in the top toolbar and then click Exit.
  • If the error message is still there, go to Start and search for SymAddln and if found one entry in C:/Users/user name/Favorites/Internet Shortcut and delete it and reboot your computer.
Pls post back results. Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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