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Windows 7: cannot unlock taskbar or make changes in Start menu properties

09 Mar 2013   #51

Win 7 Pro 64

OK, ran Malwarebytes. I had run this one before. Today did quick scan. Results are below. It never prompted for drives and only did the C drive, no external or SSD USB jump drives.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial)
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

Database version: v2013.03.09.07

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Paul Christensen :: PAUL-1640 [administrator]

Protection: Disabled

3/9/2013 6:49:45 AM
mbam-log-2013-03-09 (06-49-45).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 221279
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 5 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)


Again, if you can, how should I use this app, occasional, resident, etc.?

Last I will run the FRST app. Cannot thank you enough for all the help do far. WOW, have I learned lots-o-stuff...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2013   #52

Win 7 Pro 64

OK, here are the results of FRST64.exe:

File attached.

I have some tests that Vipre is asking me to run so will do them now. I will let you know what they are and results. Let me know if you have any other ideas or thoughts...

Attached Files
File Type: txt FRST.txt (241.4 KB, 1 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2013   #53

Windows 7 Home Premium


As far as purchasing any program, must tell you that I have not bought an AntiVirus or AntiMalware proggie since the year 2000 when the malwarte slappin' bug caught me.

There are plenty of very good programs available that do the job for free, and have no bells and whistles to bog down the system.

Selecting either the free version of Emsisoft or Malwarebytes (both AntiMalware apps) is a hard call.
Maybe you could try one for a while, and then try the other, to see which one works best with your system.

On MCShield, it runs in the background, and is meant to be a real quick action tool to identify malicious files located in USB drives, memory cards, and external hard drives. You can Google for more info about it using the following search criteria: MCShield MyCity (Otherwise, the search brings in McAfee.)

As far as more ideas and thoughts, that would depend on the problems you are having, but, it looks as if right now you are doing good.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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