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How do you turn "off" or "on" Simple File Sharing

by mail_larrym5 / April 2, 2009 2:21 AM PDT

How do you turn off or on a simple file sharing operation on a XP operating system? I need to turn it off in order to complete the "installation" of an anti-virus program. Please help!

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No Antivirus I'm Aware Of Requires Such...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 2:54 AM PDT

Which AV are you attempting to install?

As to the procedures for disabling SFS, see the link below. (Note that you can't disable SFS in XP HOME, although the same "Security" tabs can be access if you start the computer in Safe Mode.):

Hope this helps.


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Help turning off File Sharing
by mail_larrym5 / April 2, 2009 3:10 AM PDT

SOPHOS Anti-Virus for Windows Version 7

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Ah...Running a Beta Windows Version....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 3:37 AM PDT

Such always brings up problems, primarily because there are no fully suspported programs at this time.. I've sugggested procedures below using Vista supported programs.. Give them a try.

Hope this helps.


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Need to remove
by mail_larrym5 / April 2, 2009 3:23 AM PDT

What I really want to do is to get rid of trojan virus called "JS:Redirector-E [Trj]". Can anyone help me with getting rid of this virus.

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PLease Try These Steps...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 3:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Need to remove

Please follow the instructions below. Although both of the items below may, or may not be present, please check for them.. If you find one, remove it as directed.. On the other hand, if the "bad" file isn't there, just move on to the next step.:

Look for the file below and if there...:


Delete it (or move/rename) and Reboot.

1.Click on the Start button, select "Run", then type "devmgmt.msc" in the blank area, without the quotes, then click on OK.
2. Once in Device Manager, click "View" in the upper left, select "show hidden devices/drivers".
3. Then click on "non plug and play drivers/devices", and find TDssserv.sys
4. If it's there, right click it, then select disable, then restart the computer.
5. then check if the problem still persists. good luck!


And finally, to make sure other trojans aren't on the computer:

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.)

Malwarebytes Manual Updater link

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.:


SuperAntispyware Manual Updater

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...

Hope this helps.


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