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  1. I just ran a scan with Ad-Aware and was quite surprised to find 1 critical object had been found. First time ever. Name:Spyware.AdvancedKeyLogger Category:Spyware Object Type:Process Size:- Location:C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\tse.dll Last Activity:20-12-2005 9:37:47 AM Relevance:High TAC index:10 Comment:(CSI MATCH) Description:Spyware.AdvancedKey is a keylogger that monoitors clipboard contents, and takes desktop screenshots. For further information one is directed to the "TAC page for Spyware.AdvancedKeyLogger" the URL of which is: http://www.lavasoftnews.com/ms/display_mai...vancedKeyLogger however this page is somewhat less than enlightening. A search with Google for Spyware.AdvancedKeyLogger only found 4 instances, with only 2 of possible relevance. One is a Lavasoft blog showing Spyware.AdvancedKeyLogger is part of the latest definitions and the other is a French forum [in French] possibly saying something about a false alert. Lavasoft blog Fausse alerte - Spyware AdvancedKeylogger The supposed location of Spyware.AdvancedKeyLogger - C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\tse.dll - seems rather odd, as tse.dll is a legitimate component of C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF. What happens to the firewall if Ad-Aware quarantines or deletes "Spyware.AdvancedKeyLogger"? MS AntiSpyWare, Spybot SD and AVG didn't detect anything and what the "Last Activity:20-12-2005 9:37:47 AM" entailed is beyond me. I find it hard to believe something undesirable is present, but not having any experience of "critical objects", I'd appreciate the views of others on this matter. .
  2. "... a goof about validation. ..." ? - Your appraisal of a simple, straightforward question is rather odd. You apparently are not familiar with the concepts of curiosity and the desire to know. .
  3. Since the introduction of WGA validation I've had to validate 4 times, that is, re-validate on 3 occasions. I've used both the ActiveX Control and Windows Genuine Advantage Tool executable file methods to validate, but neither seems to "hold" for an extended period. However, according to the Genuine Windows FAQ, this should not be the case: -- Q: Do I have to revalidate if I reinstall Windows on my system? A: Yes. You will need to revalidate each time you reinstall Windows. However, you will only need to validate once per reinstallation. -- Genuine Windows FAQ Have others had this experience? Is there a way to overcome it? . Title Edited - Please follow new posting rules from now on. --Zxian
  4. QUOTE: The initial WGA 1.0 program downloaded an ActiveX control to check the authenticity of your Windows software. Since it was an ActiveX control, only Internet Explorer (IE) users could use it. But the recent growth of Firefox has forced Microsoft to rethink their strategy. Microsoft Genuine Windows Validation process now works in Firefox and other Mozilla browsers. Firefox users can download and install the Windows Genuine Advantage validation Firefox plug-in - WGAPluginInstall.exe available on Microsoft's website to complete the Windows validation process. Microsoft WGA Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox provides the same Windows validation as the original IE ActiveX control. The Windows Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Site will automatically detect settings of your Mozilla Firefox web browser (1.0.5 or higher) to ensure that the appropriate helper applications such as the WGA Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox is installed. Windows Genuine Advantage supports Firefox Why is this WGA Firefox plug-in required? When the Microsoft Genuine Windows Validation process was implemented some months ago, I validated my copy of Windows XP using IE and then repeated the process using Firefox. Since then I've been able to use either IE or FF to download from the MS Download Centre. IE is still the default browser. What experiences have other members had? .
  5. Conversion isn't necessary. Simply import [Firefox] bookmarks.html into IE. IE Menu bar > File > Import and Export. -
  6. "Update: Microsoft will not issue any new security updates on September 13th as part of the September monthly bulletin release cycle." http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...in/advance.mspx
  7. If you are using Win. XP, run Disk Cleaner, select 'Temporary Internet Files', select 'View Files'. This will take you to C:\Documents and Settings\Terry Pinnell\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 -
  8. WDGC

    MS Update

    Use Windows Update to determine which updates are needed, then download these updates - to a directory of your choosing - from the Microsoft Download Centre and write to CD. Microsoft Download Centre Search the Support Knowledge Base (KB) http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...=fh;[LN];kbjump
  9. Generally speaking, such is the case. However, partitioning with BootIt NG allows the creation of more than 200 primary partitions. BootIt NG -
  10. Why do you claim this? I have had logical volumes in extended partitions on a number of machines over a number of years without any problems whatsoever.
  11. Have a look at BootIt NG - partitioning, imaging, and boot management. Free 30 day trial or $US35 to buy. http://www.bootitng.com/ I've used it on many occasions for various partitioning procedures and image creation and restoration - and not had any problems.
  12. Have a look at BootIt NG - partitioning, imaging, and boot management. Free 30 day trial or $US35 to buy. BootIt NG I've used it on many occasions for various partitioning procedures and image creation and restoration - and not had any problems. -
  13. Just 4 days ago I did similar on a new Dell 8400 desktop with XP Pro SP2 installed. I used BootIt NG. Have a look at it - partitioning, imaging, and boot management. Free 30 day trial or $US35 to buy. http://www.bootitng.com/ I've used it on many occasions for various partitioning procedures and image creation and restoration - and not had any problems.
  14. Windows XP Home Edition SP2. I don't have System Restore or Recycler running on any partitions. However, there are still RECYCLER and System Volume Information folders in each partition. Even though these folders are empty I would rather be rid of them, but cannot delete them. How should I go about removing them? -
  15. A very basic MD5 Checksum tool is Nero MD5 Verifier
  16. When running a scan 1.4 either "hangs" or takes an inordinately long time when scanning Internet Explorer and Firefox bookmarks. This is at the very end of the scan, the progress bar showing: "Running bot-check [24098/26697 : Internet Explorer - Owner - Bookmark]", and "Running bot-check [24098/26697 : Firefox - default - Bookmark]" Until this point the scan takes approx. 3 minutes, but scanning of these 2 entries takes a further 3+ mins. The same problem occurs on my second computer. Each runs Win. XP Home Edit. SP2 and with 1.3 entire scans always took about 3 minutes. Is this a known problem? Is there a workaround or remedy?
  17. Thank you. Annoyance now overcome.
  18. Below are the details appearing with 3 postings made 28/05/2005 - 1 by me and the other 2 by new members. How is it I am still referred to as a "Newbie", yet they are not? 28/05/2005 posts _jd_ Group: Members Posts: 3 Joined: 28-May 05 Member No.: 57882 WDGC Newbie Group: Members Posts: 43 Joined: 6-October 04 Member No.: 32876 Chalky Top Gun Group: Members Posts: 1 Joined: 28-May 05 Member No.: 57907 EDIT: Topic Title : should be "Appellation", not "Appelation"
  19. Have a look at BootIt NG - partitioning, imaging, and boot management. Free 30 day trial or $US35 to buy. http://www.bootitng.com/ I've used it on many occasions for various partitioning procedures and image creation and restoration - and not had any problems. -
  20. Any experiences with this? I confidently predict it will become a "must have" application! Google Content Blocker -
  21. Have any AVG 7 Free Edition anti-virus users noticed a drastic slowdown for a complete scan after updating to 7.0.322? My experience after updating to 7.0.322 : Approx. 46000 items scanned, before update 8-9 mins., post update 15-17 mins. OS Win. XP Home Edit. SP2, AVG settings exactly the same.
  22. Glad to hear the problem seems to have been fixed relatively easily. Upon consulting my records, and in light of your findings, I now think it almost certain the key was a RegSeeker deletion - I first noticed the wrong icon not long after making deletions with RegSeeker, but inexplicably didn't make the connection. Coincidentally, there is a new version - RegSeeker 1.45 beta - available. http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2579.html and http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm At majorgeeks the download is regseeker.zip and at hoverdesk the download is RegSeeker.zip and is from the old 1.35 beta download link. However, after downloading and extracting each, I can say they appear to be identical. Only a 1-2% reduction after 5000 deletions shows just how many entries are in the registry!
  23. But did you say you got the sum of FIVE hives? -- Terry, West Sussex, UK <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Using REGEDIT "export to Win9x/NT reg format (choose this from the save as drop down box)." See AumHa post. I haven't used DuReg yet.
  24. About 2 1/2 months ago I had the selfsame problem. I've never used RegSupreme, and as mentioned previously have used RegSeeker a number of times over the past 2 years, but have only had this problem the once. Unfortunately I can't offer a solution as I was so irritated by this behaviour I soon reinstalled the OS from an image made a couple of days prior. At times such as this I'm glad I make OS images at least weekly. However, I did post the problem to a number of fora, but didn't save the responses. Over the weekend I should have time to search these fora and will post here anything I find out.


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