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Old 10-30-2007
brojihad@hotmail.com
 

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Windows XP
I may have deleted an update in the add/remove program. Now Windows cannot
update this component. My computer is bugging out something. Actually it's my
girlfriends and she doesn't want me to visit (certain um um) provoative
wesites. And in trying to delete my history from the sites that want me to
download Active X I may have screwed up big time. I even downloaded Defender
and it cannot access any updates. Defender brings back error code )x80072efd.
And automatic microsoft and Window updates are not updating any files and
it's been going on a full week now.
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-31-2007
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> ...My computer is bugging out something. Actually it's
> my girlfriends and she doesn't want me to visit (certain um um) provoative
> wesites.


I see. And yet you visited them anyway, I suppose?

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_R...:_Introduction
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
(http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) is the preferred tool to use.
It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware with
assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
http://castlecops.com/forum67.html,
http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or other appropriate forums for expert
analysis, not here.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.

PS: She's likely to be your ex-girlfriend when the dust settles.
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.org/


brojihad@hotmail.com wrote:
> I may have deleted an update in the add/remove program. Now Windows cannot
> update this component. My computer is bugging out something. Actually it's
> my girlfriends and she doesn't want me to visit (certain um um) provoative
> wesites. And in trying to delete my history from the sites that want me to
> download Active X I may have screwed up big time. I even downloaded
> Defender
> and it cannot access any updates. Defender brings back error code
> )x80072efd. And automatic microsoft and Window updates are not updating
> any files and it's been going on a full week now.
> HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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