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running processes

by theintrospect / April 1, 2009 10:03 PM PDT

I have a dell optiplex gx270 pentium 4 2.8 gHz/512mbRAM/windows xp and I scan with avg and tune up utilites everyday but I have noticed in the processes that a number like 845746456 (thats the latest one, its a different # every time) for Administrator. I close it out, and uncheck in in startup programs but a number always comes back. Also, every now and then a few iexplorer.exe's will pop up too. I have scaned for all know viruses and spyware, including conflicker. Can anyone help me? Thanks if you can.

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Time for more scanners.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2009 10:27 PM PDT
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Did the scan you said
by theintrospect / April 1, 2009 11:41 PM PDT

It found quite a few, but I still cant get windows to update. I enabled everything the widows update site told me to, but it still wont update.

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Look at Tufenuf's reply.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2009 11:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Did the scan you said
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save a file using .bat or .cmd
by theintrospect / April 2, 2009 12:42 AM PDT

How do you do this? I copy and pasted in the notepad but how do i save it as a .bat or .cmd extention? Thanks for your help.

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I saved it as a .bat
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 12:46 AM PDT

And if you run CMD, you can type them in, one by one.

DO NOT STOP IF ONE FAILS. That's expected and why the batch file method helps so there is no back and forth about that.

It's windows. Did you expect it to be easy?
Bob

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got it to update
by theintrospect / April 2, 2009 3:45 AM PDT
In reply to: I saved it as a .bat

Thanks for all the info. I got it to update microsoft ginuine advantage and rebooted. Went to vlidate and it said I had to pay 100 some dollars for something. Could the malware have corrupted windows?

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Absolutely.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 3:48 AM PDT
In reply to: got it to update

Today's malware is quite painful. The activation has never been a problem for me. The 100 bucks sounds like a ransom. Get your XP CD and such docs you have that you indeed have a valid license and call up the Microsoft activation line. If it's a dell or such ask them too.

If it's a pirate copy then the gig is up.
Bob

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Thanks
by theintrospect / April 2, 2009 3:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Absolutely.

Will do.

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