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Rootkit Hi Recently received warning about rootkit being in my computer, an old Compaq Presario that my young daughter and her mother mostly use. Research tells me I'm supposed to clear everything out and re-install. Have very little expertise with computers, so would probably hire you guys to do this and to install serious security suite of software. Don't really want to buy new computer right now. So trying to decide between two options: 1. keep this old computer, have you guys remove rootkit and add security stuff (cost all in?) or 2. just get new, inexpensive computer with basics What do you think is better option? Is there any easier way to verify in fact that there is a rootkit and, if so, to remove it?

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If you have a virus/spyware which it sounds like you do, you are going to be paying $200 for removal and about 129$ for a standard security setup! It will be cheaper to fix the problem, You are looking around a min. of $400 for a new pc and $149 for the full advanced security! Cheaper to fix it.

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How you know ur cmos change maybe somebody try to learn??
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and then boot your computer with the disc. Now then, if your harddrive is not utterly destroyed and you RAM is ok, I would assume you're having Rootkit or Malware issues

Here are some free programs you should use to scan your computer for bad software (Anti-rootkit) (anti-malware) (anti-spyware) (anti-virus, make sure you don't have any other antivirus programs running when you use this program otherwise you'll just have more issues than you deserve to deal with)

After you do ALL of that, try to use a PC/Registry optimizer. is the one I use because it's free, very simple, and very very quick. Hope this helps!!

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My computer clock is running fast... I figure it's the CMOS battery because it's almost 5 years old. It's a Compaq Presario SR1503WM Desktop. Which battery should I buy?

just u will remove the Cmos battery from your computers mother board and take it.
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Can you use that port to read any other device?What operating system are you using?Did it work previously?Windows 98 you will have to install drivers.Chances are that old computer has a usb 1.0 so it might not work.However try another device in that port or any usb port on the computer to see if any ports are working.Does your scan disk work on another computer.Have you done a windows update recently.Make sure you try all the above.
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Changing a battery in a Compaq Presario pc

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Before reading the rest of this article, make sure the DVD is
clean and undamaged. You can also try inserting a special
DVD cleaner disk in the machine, to make sure the heads
are not dirty. These cleaner disks are available from your
neighborhood movie outlet for 10 bucks or so.

There are several DVD and CD formats and not all drives can
read all of them, so it is also not unusual to be unable to read
disks created by another machine .....


A quick check of your DVD drive's specifications at:

indicates that your drive should be able to read most popular
formats, so disk compatibility is probably not the problem.

Your problem can be either hardware or software related:

1) Make sure that the correct Windows drivers are installed.
Uninstall (using device manager) and re-install them if

Many rogue programs and commercial computer games
deliberately damage or corrupt these device drivers, in
order to discourage disk copying.

Games that use "Star-Force" copy protection and SONY
audio disks are notoriously evil and aggressive, in causing
deliberate damage to Windows (and in some cases to the
physical hardware itself) in order to promote their perverse
corporate agendas.

Sony is now facing criminal charges in many countries
around the world for releasing the infamous SONY RootKit,
causing damage to millions of consumers.

(Google: "SONY rootkit" for more info)

Also look for articles on the subject by Mark Rusinovich,
originally from Sysinternals, now at Microsoft.

2) Run a good malware scanner on your computer to make
sure that you have no rootkits installed.

Try utilities like: F-Secure, Black Light, Rootkit Revealer,
RegDelNull.exe, from sysintenals, winternals etc.

A root-kit is a special type of Trojan Horse program,
designed to be stealthy and invisible to anti-virus
utilities. These root-kits exploit weaknesses in Windows
design to make themselves totally invisible and difficult
to remove.

Root-kits specifically designed for copy/piracy protection,
replace or alter windows device drivers, intercept the data
read from the CD/ DVD drive, slow down disk burning to
a crawl, and often attack CD burning, copying or cloning
software, including virtual device drivers like "Alcohol".

3) Once you are 100% sure that software is not at fault,
which is the most likely scenario, replace the DVD
drive, since they are cheap and generally not repairable.

Hope this helps, Martin

P.S. I have written another article on this subject on FixYa,
under "slow DVD burning"

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can you tell me what kind of extra slots you have

i.e pci ?? or agp ??

a white colour slot : pci

AGP : Normally Gray color slot

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