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computer freezing windows xp

by mprice1947 / May 11, 2009 11:53 PM PDT

computer freezing constantly using windows explorer. I have an HP model SQ175A@ABA I tried to download a free spyware from your service and the computer won't let me, says it doesn't have permission. i've tried downloading other anti'virus and it just won't let me do anything. I have Zone alarm and its running but nothing.

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Just In Case It's Malware
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 12, 2009 12:17 AM PDT

And because malware will frequently block any attempts to download removal tools from the infected machine, try using a friend or family member's computer to download the tools as indicated below. Read carefully about the renaming of the downloaded installation files. Renaming can sometimes be critical so the programs will install and run.:

On a friend or family member's computer, download the Malwarebytes installer and update files from the links below, copy them to a CD or flash drive, then transfer the files to the problem machine and use them. If you can't start the computer into "normal" windows, try installing, updating, and running the scans AFTER the computer is started into Safe Mode.. I use the sites below to download the installer file and the manual updater:

Once downloaded and before transferring them to the problem machine, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.

Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)
http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exe

Malwarebytes Manual Updater link
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/database/mbam-rules.exe

Next, download the SuperAntispyware program and the manual updater from the links below. After running the Malwarebytes tool above, if you still can't download and install it directly from the problem machine, download it on a friend or family member's computer as well. After installing and updating SuperAntispyware, run another full system scan and delete everything it finds as well. As before, you may need to rename the installer file to get the program to install.:

SuperAntispyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/

SuperAntispyware Manual Updater
http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html
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In a few situations, in order for the program to run, it was also necessary to rename the main "mbam.exe" file also after installing it.. It resides in the C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder.
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Hope this helps.

Grif

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Get Firefox Or Another Web Browser & Get Avast Antivirus
by urielposselt / May 12, 2009 3:36 AM PDT

This is one of the quickest and easiest fixes for me. It takes about 1 to 2 hours all depends how much information you have on the hard drive. Let me see if I understand what are you saying. Are you having problems with Windows Explorer or Windows Internet Explorer?

I have successfully applied this method on personal and business computers that are presenting problem of freezing. (This normally happen because a spyware and malware.) So I know it works. If you computer keeps freezing try to download and install a new browser like firefox, opera, or chrome from google. Then download Avast Home Antivirus. Links are at the bottom.

Steps

1. Install Browser

2. Download Avast Home Antivirus.

3. One Step Before Finishing Installation of Avast Antivirus Click On A Pop Up Window That Will Give You The Option To Scan Your Computer When Restarting Machine. On This Option Just Click NO!! and the restar computer.

4. When you go back to the system just finishing installing Avast Antivirus.

5. Updated Avast Antivirus and then scan computer. If the Avast antivirus detects any spyware or malware problems, it will tell you righ away. All infections should be "MOVED TO CHEST." If computer is too infected, the software will let you know, and probably will give you an option that cannot continue scanning the computer when In Windows Session. So it will ask you to scan computer while booting. In this option press "YES"

GOOD LUCK, AND LET ME KNOW OF ANYTHING....

Link For Browsers:
Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/download.html?product=firefox-3.0.10&os=win&lang=en-US

Opera: http://www.opera.com/

Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/chrome

Link for Avast (It should automatically start downloading: http://download.cnet.com/3001-20_4-10019223.html?spi=1f4bfc1b35498290942e4d40bf4c482b

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computer feezing windows xp
by mprice1947 / May 13, 2009 2:35 AM PDT

ok, I downloaded FireFox but my computer will not let me download AVAST, like your recommended. I have Zone alarm and I uninstalled but it still won't let me install Avast, something like HTTP 403 error. Any advice. This computer is a mess, freezing all the time. An error came up once that said a private something IP169.254.0.0 was on my computer, could that be my problem? Thanks so much.

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So You Followed The Procedures I Mentioned Above..?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 14, 2009 5:55 AM PDT

There are a lot of malware types which will prevent the user from downloading antivirus and antispyware removal tools.. As a result, you need to download the installation files for those tools on a separate, clean computer, then rename the installation files, then copy the file to a CD or flash drive.. Once that's done, transfer the installation files to the problem machine, run the installation, then the manual update, then run a full system scan.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Yup, that definitely sounds like XP!
by jtrag / May 12, 2009 3:50 AM PDT

That's not an error, it's a feature of Winblows XP!

BSOD All Day Baby! Yeeeaaahhh!!!

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(NT) BSOD? tranlate code plz
by bocaboy2 / May 15, 2009 9:48 AM PDT
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