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  1. Event viewer - there's another thing I don't know...

    Event viewer - there's another thing I don't know how to use. I looked at it when I read your message and saw a hole in my day at least an hour deep, maybe deeper. I have no clue what to look for.
  2. That may be the key. 8 hours after boot, the...

    That may be the key. 8 hours after boot, the entire cpu was seized by "DynamicLinkMediaServer" that showed up on the System Information graph. I am researching this now, still not sure whether it is...
  3. Going backward: Bruce: Process Explorer (PE)...

    Going backward:

    Bruce: Process Explorer (PE) sees and displays DBAMsvc when a scan is being run. Thinking on your suggestion, I'll get a list of what's running next time I encounter this.
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  4. Thanks, Sudo, I did that last week. Interesting...

    Thanks, Sudo, I did that last week. Interesting to see how much crap there was from last year. I deleted a bunch of junk and suspended some more.

    Also, I noticed "IAstordatamgrsvc.exe" in the...
  5. I have not. Vipre runs a scan M-W-F at 1700 that...

    I have not. Vipre runs a scan M-W-F at 1700 that uses resources but is otherwise well behaved. CPU usage during a scan, according to PE, is between 40 to 60%.

    The central issue for me is the...
  6. Computer stops, Process explorer keeps running

    My computer (W 7 Pro 64) stops but not completely. I lose the ability to open or close windows. Some windows will accept keystrokes but most not. A refresh of the weather bureau radar loop (flash...
  7. IT WORKED! The sevenforums script did the trick....

    IT WORKED! The sevenforums script did the trick.

    Does anybody like CryptoPrevent?
  8. CryptoPrevent went on last week after having been...

    CryptoPrevent went on last week after having been removed last year. I had this group policy issue before installing CP but it was a nuisance rather than limiting. Upon reading your replies, I set CP...
  9. Group policy on Win 7 pro - can anyone help me?

    Can somebody, please, recommend a good reference on group policy for a stand alone win 7 pro machine?

    As the sole user of this computer, I AM the administrator, like it or not. BUT, I cannot...
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    [SOLVED] I guess I was not clear. Update of the radar...

    I guess I was not clear. Update of the radar "video" occurs about every 5 minutes. The process takes 1-2 seconds under normal conditions, dragged out to 5 minutes or longer when things slow to a...
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    [SOLVED] Figuring that the best way is to start at zero, I...

    Figuring that the best way is to start at zero, I downloaded PE 16.05 as a zip file from MS into a folder on my desktop. I used Powerdesk to extract the contents into that folder, one of which was...
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    [SOLVED] Are you suggesting that CryptoPrevent is it's own...

    Are you suggesting that CryptoPrevent is it's own form of malware? I had it on the machine last summer, it turned into DannyPrevent, getting in the way, so I removed it (I thought). I just put it...
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    [SOLVED] This machine has 16 G of ram and I have never...

    This machine has 16 G of ram and I have never seen more than half reported in use by Process explorer. This with Lightroom and IMatch5 running. The old saw, "You can't have too much memory," seem to...
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    [SOLVED] Brother, here we go again. At 17:00, in...

    Brother, here we go again.

    At 17:00, in accordance with the schedule, Vipre ran a scan. With Process explorer System Information graph on the screen, I watched SBAMSvc use all four of the CPU...
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    [SOLVED] I tried free crypto prevent last year and removed...

    I tried free crypto prevent last year and removed it last year, the slow-down is from a couple of months ago. I have both Vipre and Malwarebytes (I'm a paranoid SOB) on my machine. Nobody finds...
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    [SOLVED] Every so often, usually in the evenings, my...

    Every so often, usually in the evenings, my computer becomes conditionally useless.

    Intel Core i5 CPU K655 @3.2 GHz x64, P7P55LX mobo, Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit patched.

    PaleMoon browser, a...
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    [SOLVED] I had it installed but it gave me so much trouble...

    I had it installed but it gave me so much trouble (I just remember the trouble, not what it was, specifically) that I removed it. How will that prevent a rootkit from loading?
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    [SOLVED] Do I have a rootkit?

    My computer has been behaving churlishly of late including refusal to install software because it violates group policy. My Win 7 Pro, my wife's home premium, and a Win Hate point one portable are...
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    This is annoying the hell out of me....

    This is annoying the hell out of me. ElevatedShortcut does give me access to FastPictureViewer (FPV) without the UAC warning but the joy of FPV is in linking it to image files. Dbl clicking on an...
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    As always, it's damned if you do, damned if you...

    As always, it's damned if you do, damned if you don't.

    FastPictureViewer does to a linked image file exactly what its name implies - double click on a file name and the image appears, rikki tik....
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    Admin? Admin? Who the hell is the admin? Me? No,...

    Admin? Admin? Who the hell is the admin? Me? No, only when it lets me.

    I log on using the "admin" account (I do know that's a bad idea). BUT some of my programs will not run normally from that...
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    The only true errors came from Hugin, the latest...

    The only true errors came from Hugin, the latest version installed within the past month. The attached file is a list of those errors.

    I am guessing that the FastPictureViewer errors are in the...
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    Registry follies

    Intel Core i5 CPU K655 @3.2 GHz x64
    P7P55LX mobo
    Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit patched to date

    My registry is throwing some strange errors and I don't understand either them or it. These errors are...
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    OK, thanks for the help. I think I am going to go...

    OK, thanks for the help. I think I am going to go with the rule that sends stuff to the trash directly. I'll not miss this address.
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    This has been growing over the years and has...

    This has been growing over the years and has gotten bad only in about the past two. I gave up using Outlook that mollified some of it. If I send the spam directly into the trash, nobody will notice...
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