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Forum: System Security 02 Oct 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,072
Posted By Snugglebugs
I have now run FRST from my desktop and after two...

I have now run FRST from my desktop and after two messages about incorrect entries, it generated the two log files attached. I ran it using the defaults that appeared and have not changed anything,...
Forum: System Security 28 Sep 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,072
Posted By Snugglebugs
I will try and get it to download and then run...

I will try and get it to download and then run it. Not today though :sleep:
Forum: System Security 28 Sep 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,072
Posted By Snugglebugs
I am not sure what you are telling me? I did try...

I am not sure what you are telling me? I did try to download FRST from that bleeping computers website and that was what gave me the warning.

I have now run AdwCleaner and that found 103 threats...
Forum: System Security 27 Sep 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,072
Posted By Snugglebugs
Scan for Rootkits option is On and always has...

Scan for Rootkits option is On and always has been.

I tried FRST download and got a message that
"FRST.exe is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer"
I selected the option Delete....
Forum: System Security 27 Sep 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,072
Posted By Snugglebugs
Snick Generally I just delete the reports...

Snick

Generally I just delete the reports but I found a recent one that I didn't!
Here it is attached. (Not in the menu as you describe, but I found it.)

Sorry I took so long - been rather...
Forum: System Security 14 Sep 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,072
Posted By Snugglebugs
Snick The first suggestion was one of the...

Snick

The first suggestion was one of the ones I gave up on - the auto method involves installing a programme that itself has disadvantages. The manual method suggests different things that are...
Forum: System Security 13 Sep 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,072
Posted By Snugglebugs
Adware.Hicosmea

Almost everytime I run Malwarebytes I get a report that Adware.Hicosmea needs quarantining. I have checked on advice for permanently removing this nuisance, but the steps needed are so involved that...
Forum: Drivers 07 May 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 12,167
Posted By Snugglebugs
I had a similar problem but on a 32 bit OS on an...

I had a similar problem but on a 32 bit OS on an Acer desktop. So I used the AMD version of a support assistant and after a long time it announced that it had updated the drivers. But the Windows...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 12 Apr 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1,331
Posted By Snugglebugs
Unable to find a Send To protocol in the Set Associations list

I need to be able to email files via my email client, but in the list of protocols the necessary one is missing. See screenshot. How do I get it to appear so I can choose the appropriate client?
...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Aug 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By Snugglebugs
No, the System Info in my profile is merely a...

No, the System Info in my profile is merely a list - it does not imply that there is any particular connection between any of the items in the list!

I have several computers with different OS's...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 19 Aug 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By Snugglebugs
I am not talking, or showing, tmp files. The...

I am not talking, or showing, tmp files. The problem here has always been about folders that include the characters .tmp in the folder name.

No, I am not using AVG at all with MSE! I was greatly...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 17 Aug 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By Snugglebugs
Sounds sensible, so I just tried again. I used...

Sounds sensible, so I just tried again. I used the same procmon settings as you told me and then switched capture back on. This time it only got a few entries and stayed working for almost two...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 16 Aug 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By Snugglebugs
I agree with you, but as the Process Monitor...

I agree with you, but as the Process Monitor didn't work for me, I still don't know where they came from. Except, insofar as the Microsoft Community link correspondence suggested that an alteration...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Aug 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By Snugglebugs
Your final sentence gave me an idea! I tried...

Your final sentence gave me an idea!
I tried many different searches using keywords that might better target the problem. In the end I came up with a single reference that looks to be a possible...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Aug 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By Snugglebugs
I went through the process you spelt out in full....

I went through the process you spelt out in full. No problems.

Then I made the test file as described in your last step and got the warning as in the screenshot attached. NOT like your last...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Aug 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By Snugglebugs
The empty folders are in the root of the hard...

The empty folders are in the root of the hard drive - see earlier screenshot. They are named as, for example, MSI7c017.tmp . It is the folder name that has the .tmp included - not a file!

You can...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Aug 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By Snugglebugs
Yes, I would like to try that and would...

Yes, I would like to try that and would appreciate your suggestions before I do.

Regarding another commentator regarding Safe Mode. No, as I want to actually delete all these empty folders, SM...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 11 Aug 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By Snugglebugs
Attached is screenshot as requested. Before...

Attached is screenshot as requested.

Before I read your message I had run the new download of TFC and the folders are still there, and still empty!

Do you have any idea which programme is...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Aug 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By Snugglebugs
NOT CNET! I keep clear of that site! I found a...

NOT CNET! I keep clear of that site!
I found a link to TFC on another thread where this URL was given
TFC Download (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tfc/)

A very strange site with all...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Aug 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By Snugglebugs
I did place TFC.exe on my desktop, closed all...

I did place TFC.exe on my desktop, closed all programmes and restarted after cleaning. But I did not download it from the link you give.

I will try again tomorrow using that download link and...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Aug 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By Snugglebugs
How to Delete folders labelled .tmp ?

I have about 300 folders in the root of my hard drive that are all labelled similar to "MSI2d153.tmp". Each folder is empty and they seem to be made most days. BUT, not every day, and several times...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 05 Apr 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 12,249
Posted By Snugglebugs
Yes, I reinstalled Win 7 as in your tutorial and...

Yes, I reinstalled Win 7 as in your tutorial and it is all OK.
I did try Win 10 on it first, but didn't like it at all, so wiped the lot in favour of Win 7.

Thanks for all the help.
Tony
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 19 Mar 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 12,249
Posted By Snugglebugs
OK, my fault. I installed Win 7 last year...

OK, my fault.

I installed Win 7 last year when the PC was new and "I thought" in good order. I must have made a SIF then but just labelled it as Win 7 for N2120G.

As it has taken such a long...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 18 Mar 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 12,249
Posted By Snugglebugs
Greg No, not UEFI - I had to look up the...

Greg

No, not UEFI - I had to look up the acronym to find out what it is! Just standard BIOS

The disc I have is actually not a DVD but a CD which was big enough to do the job.

I haven't...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 17 Mar 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,922
Posted By Snugglebugs
My memtest result indicated to me that either the...

My memtest result indicated to me that either the card or the socket/interface was faulty. Eventually Acer accepted the screenshots as confirmation and agreed to make a repair at no expense to me.
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