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Anonymous
July 5, 2005 9:21:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

For the last 2 months or so (coinciding with when we moved house and
therefore disconnected and re-connected the computer and reset or broadband
connection), the pc has not been "itself"...
It is pretty slow going, more so when it comes to using the internet or read
e-mails on outlook express, and the most annoying thing is the egg-timer
flashing next to the cursor on a constant basis, as if something was running
and slowing everything down...

I have done a disk clean-up which did not make and difference to the way the
pc runs.

Since the internet shortcut i had on the desktop did not work anymore either
I went on the Start menu/Programs/Accessories/windows explorer/Tools/folder
options/File types and made sure that the file asociations for internet files
were correct ie read: "C:\Program Files\Internet
Explorer\iexplore.exe"......The egg timer usually stops and the internet runs
much faster. However I have to keep going back and do it again as it works
only temporarily.... Each time I go back, there is a %1 or even a -no home
added after the "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe". And i just
can't work this one out at all.....

Can anyone help???

Thanks in advance
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 12:34:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Disk Cleanup wouldn't directly affect the symptoms you describe.
You likely have "Baddies" which include Malware/Spyware and
possibly Viruses &-or Trojans. The standard cocktail of programs
to detect/remove this include AdAware, Spybot, CW Shredder &
the MS AntiSpyware (Beta). By the way, is your XP instance at
Service Pack 2 level ? Also - which Security software do you use
(Anti-Virus & Firewall ) ?
The usual indication of "Baddies" is a noticeable reduction in speed
of the PC or "Quirky" Internet operation. When you moved, did
any of your Internet hardware change ? ( Like a new modem or
router ).

"Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:83BFA162-A16E-4D99-AEDD-BA7BC8B8F290@microsoft.com...
> For the last 2 months or so (coinciding with when we moved house and
> therefore disconnected and re-connected the computer and reset or
> broadband
> connection), the pc has not been "itself"...
> It is pretty slow going, more so when it comes to using the internet or
> read
> e-mails on outlook express, and the most annoying thing is the egg-timer
> flashing next to the cursor on a constant basis, as if something was
> running
> and slowing everything down...
>
> I have done a disk clean-up which did not make and difference to the way
> the
> pc runs.
>
> Since the internet shortcut i had on the desktop did not work anymore
> either
> I went on the Start menu/Programs/Accessories/windows
> explorer/Tools/folder
> options/File types and made sure that the file asociations for internet
> files
> were correct ie read: "C:\Program Files\Internet
> Explorer\iexplore.exe"......The egg timer usually stops and the internet
> runs
> much faster. However I have to keep going back and do it again as it works
> only temporarily.... Each time I go back, there is a %1 or even a -no home
> added after the "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe". And i
> just
> can't work this one out at all.....
>
> Can anyone help???
>
> Thanks in advance
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 12:34:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Thanks for coming back to me so quickly :-)

Some hardware changed as NTL had to give us a new modem, since broadband was
not installed in the house when we moved in.

We did use to have Spybot and Adware on the pc at some point but that just
during the free trial period. It stopped the annoying pop ups we used to get
by the truck loads but the internet connection was quite slow already and
although it did improve a bit because pop ups stopped it was just noticeable
and no more. We do not have these 2 programs (trial period finished) anymore
but then pop ups have not come back.

We have AntiVir Personal Edition for XP as an anti-virus. This has worked
pretty well for us so far. We update it very often and run scans on a regular
basis. We did have some trojans at some point which were detected and the
files in questions deleted at the time of scanning, but the last few scans
came up all clear.

We have Zone Alarm as a firewall. At the time of the "pop ups problem" there
were btp.exe and mcm.exe which kept on asking for access to internet and we
thought that was what was the problem. But since we used the Spybot and
Adware programs, they have not come up again.

I think that the way i would describe our internet operation at the moment
is actually more "segmented" than just slow going actually....going to the
beat of the egg-timer flashing in a way... Even just a basic search on Google
is hard work...The search result is displayed quickly but there another few
seconds pass before we can click on one of the results as if it's there but
not quite ready yet to operate the links...

We did install the Service Pack 2 some time before we moved house.

"R. McCarty" wrote:

> Disk Cleanup wouldn't directly affect the symptoms you describe.
> You likely have "Baddies" which include Malware/Spyware and
> possibly Viruses &-or Trojans. The standard cocktail of programs
> to detect/remove this include AdAware, Spybot, CW Shredder &
> the MS AntiSpyware (Beta). By the way, is your XP instance at
> Service Pack 2 level ? Also - which Security software do you use
> (Anti-Virus & Firewall ) ?
> The usual indication of "Baddies" is a noticeable reduction in speed
> of the PC or "Quirky" Internet operation. When you moved, did
> any of your Internet hardware change ? ( Like a new modem or
> router ).
>
> "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:83BFA162-A16E-4D99-AEDD-BA7BC8B8F290@microsoft.com...
> > For the last 2 months or so (coinciding with when we moved house and
> > therefore disconnected and re-connected the computer and reset or
> > broadband
> > connection), the pc has not been "itself"...
> > It is pretty slow going, more so when it comes to using the internet or
> > read
> > e-mails on outlook express, and the most annoying thing is the egg-timer
> > flashing next to the cursor on a constant basis, as if something was
> > running
> > and slowing everything down...
> >
> > I have done a disk clean-up which did not make and difference to the way
> > the
> > pc runs.
> >
> > Since the internet shortcut i had on the desktop did not work anymore
> > either
> > I went on the Start menu/Programs/Accessories/windows
> > explorer/Tools/folder
> > options/File types and made sure that the file asociations for internet
> > files
> > were correct ie read: "C:\Program Files\Internet
> > Explorer\iexplore.exe"......The egg timer usually stops and the internet
> > runs
> > much faster. However I have to keep going back and do it again as it works
> > only temporarily.... Each time I go back, there is a %1 or even a -no home
> > added after the "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe". And i
> > just
> > can't work this one out at all.....
> >
> > Can anyone help???
> >
> > Thanks in advance
>
>
>
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Anonymous
July 5, 2005 2:23:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

SpyBot & AdAware have free versions that do not have a Trial period.
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
At this point, I would be inclined to recommend some web scans to
check your system. It certainly sounds like you've got BHO's (Browser
Helper Objects) and background processes running that you need to
get removed.

I would get the Free versions of AdAware/Spybot - Remove the
existing versions from Add/Remove in Control Panel.

For Virus cross-checking I'd use either Panda ActiveScan or Trend
Micro's offering:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.as...

I would also dump your IE Temporary Internet Cache and reset all
your Security Zone's to the "Default" settings.

This whole operation is similar to Untangling Christmas Tree lights.
You just have to slowly get the "Baddies" off the PC.

Microsoft AntiSpyware (1.0.614) would probably help you, as it
provides "Real-Time" protection and keeps these things off your PC.
It woks like a Firewall in that it posts notifications of actions that are
possibly hazardous to your computer.


"Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:441606C4-4250-4021-BE4E-6CDD2F4C9AEA@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for coming back to me so quickly :-)
>
> Some hardware changed as NTL had to give us a new modem, since broadband
> was
> not installed in the house when we moved in.
>
> We did use to have Spybot and Adware on the pc at some point but that just
> during the free trial period. It stopped the annoying pop ups we used to
> get
> by the truck loads but the internet connection was quite slow already and
> although it did improve a bit because pop ups stopped it was just
> noticeable
> and no more. We do not have these 2 programs (trial period finished)
> anymore
> but then pop ups have not come back.
>
> We have AntiVir Personal Edition for XP as an anti-virus. This has worked
> pretty well for us so far. We update it very often and run scans on a
> regular
> basis. We did have some trojans at some point which were detected and the
> files in questions deleted at the time of scanning, but the last few scans
> came up all clear.
>
> We have Zone Alarm as a firewall. At the time of the "pop ups problem"
> there
> were btp.exe and mcm.exe which kept on asking for access to internet and
> we
> thought that was what was the problem. But since we used the Spybot and
> Adware programs, they have not come up again.
>
> I think that the way i would describe our internet operation at the moment
> is actually more "segmented" than just slow going actually....going to the
> beat of the egg-timer flashing in a way... Even just a basic search on
> Google
> is hard work...The search result is displayed quickly but there another
> few
> seconds pass before we can click on one of the results as if it's there
> but
> not quite ready yet to operate the links...
>
> We did install the Service Pack 2 some time before we moved house.
>
> "R. McCarty" wrote:
>
>> Disk Cleanup wouldn't directly affect the symptoms you describe.
>> You likely have "Baddies" which include Malware/Spyware and
>> possibly Viruses &-or Trojans. The standard cocktail of programs
>> to detect/remove this include AdAware, Spybot, CW Shredder &
>> the MS AntiSpyware (Beta). By the way, is your XP instance at
>> Service Pack 2 level ? Also - which Security software do you use
>> (Anti-Virus & Firewall ) ?
>> The usual indication of "Baddies" is a noticeable reduction in speed
>> of the PC or "Quirky" Internet operation. When you moved, did
>> any of your Internet hardware change ? ( Like a new modem or
>> router ).
>>
>> "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:83BFA162-A16E-4D99-AEDD-BA7BC8B8F290@microsoft.com...
>> > For the last 2 months or so (coinciding with when we moved house and
>> > therefore disconnected and re-connected the computer and reset or
>> > broadband
>> > connection), the pc has not been "itself"...
>> > It is pretty slow going, more so when it comes to using the internet or
>> > read
>> > e-mails on outlook express, and the most annoying thing is the
>> > egg-timer
>> > flashing next to the cursor on a constant basis, as if something was
>> > running
>> > and slowing everything down...
>> >
>> > I have done a disk clean-up which did not make and difference to the
>> > way
>> > the
>> > pc runs.
>> >
>> > Since the internet shortcut i had on the desktop did not work anymore
>> > either
>> > I went on the Start menu/Programs/Accessories/windows
>> > explorer/Tools/folder
>> > options/File types and made sure that the file asociations for internet
>> > files
>> > were correct ie read: "C:\Program Files\Internet
>> > Explorer\iexplore.exe"......The egg timer usually stops and the
>> > internet
>> > runs
>> > much faster. However I have to keep going back and do it again as it
>> > works
>> > only temporarily.... Each time I go back, there is a %1 or even a -no
>> > home
>> > added after the "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe". And
>> > i
>> > just
>> > can't work this one out at all.....
>> >
>> > Can anyone help???
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 2:23:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

I will definitely give what you recommend a go this afternoon...

In the meantime I have just run an anti-virus update and I am scanning the
pc "as we speak" since I have not done it this week yet. It has come up with
something this time,:

msm3[1].exe is the trojan horse TR/Proxy.Agent.FH

I was prompted to delete the file, and so I did.

Nothing else has happened so far. I am just waiting for the scan to finish
and then I'll look into the spyware, etc, etc mentioned in your post.

Thanks a lot for your help
"R. McCarty" wrote:

> SpyBot & AdAware have free versions that do not have a Trial period.
> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
> At this point, I would be inclined to recommend some web scans to
> check your system. It certainly sounds like you've got BHO's (Browser
> Helper Objects) and background processes running that you need to
> get removed.
>
> I would get the Free versions of AdAware/Spybot - Remove the
> existing versions from Add/Remove in Control Panel.
>
> For Virus cross-checking I'd use either Panda ActiveScan or Trend
> Micro's offering:
> http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
> http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.as...
>
> I would also dump your IE Temporary Internet Cache and reset all
> your Security Zone's to the "Default" settings.
>
> This whole operation is similar to Untangling Christmas Tree lights.
> You just have to slowly get the "Baddies" off the PC.
>
> Microsoft AntiSpyware (1.0.614) would probably help you, as it
> provides "Real-Time" protection and keeps these things off your PC.
> It woks like a Firewall in that it posts notifications of actions that are
> possibly hazardous to your computer.
>
>
> "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:441606C4-4250-4021-BE4E-6CDD2F4C9AEA@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks for coming back to me so quickly :-)
> >
> > Some hardware changed as NTL had to give us a new modem, since broadband
> > was
> > not installed in the house when we moved in.
> >
> > We did use to have Spybot and Adware on the pc at some point but that just
> > during the free trial period. It stopped the annoying pop ups we used to
> > get
> > by the truck loads but the internet connection was quite slow already and
> > although it did improve a bit because pop ups stopped it was just
> > noticeable
> > and no more. We do not have these 2 programs (trial period finished)
> > anymore
> > but then pop ups have not come back.
> >
> > We have AntiVir Personal Edition for XP as an anti-virus. This has worked
> > pretty well for us so far. We update it very often and run scans on a
> > regular
> > basis. We did have some trojans at some point which were detected and the
> > files in questions deleted at the time of scanning, but the last few scans
> > came up all clear.
> >
> > We have Zone Alarm as a firewall. At the time of the "pop ups problem"
> > there
> > were btp.exe and mcm.exe which kept on asking for access to internet and
> > we
> > thought that was what was the problem. But since we used the Spybot and
> > Adware programs, they have not come up again.
> >
> > I think that the way i would describe our internet operation at the moment
> > is actually more "segmented" than just slow going actually....going to the
> > beat of the egg-timer flashing in a way... Even just a basic search on
> > Google
> > is hard work...The search result is displayed quickly but there another
> > few
> > seconds pass before we can click on one of the results as if it's there
> > but
> > not quite ready yet to operate the links...
> >
> > We did install the Service Pack 2 some time before we moved house.
> >
> > "R. McCarty" wrote:
> >
> >> Disk Cleanup wouldn't directly affect the symptoms you describe.
> >> You likely have "Baddies" which include Malware/Spyware and
> >> possibly Viruses &-or Trojans. The standard cocktail of programs
> >> to detect/remove this include AdAware, Spybot, CW Shredder &
> >> the MS AntiSpyware (Beta). By the way, is your XP instance at
> >> Service Pack 2 level ? Also - which Security software do you use
> >> (Anti-Virus & Firewall ) ?
> >> The usual indication of "Baddies" is a noticeable reduction in speed
> >> of the PC or "Quirky" Internet operation. When you moved, did
> >> any of your Internet hardware change ? ( Like a new modem or
> >> router ).
> >>
> >> "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:83BFA162-A16E-4D99-AEDD-BA7BC8B8F290@microsoft.com...
> >> > For the last 2 months or so (coinciding with when we moved house and
> >> > therefore disconnected and re-connected the computer and reset or
> >> > broadband
> >> > connection), the pc has not been "itself"...
> >> > It is pretty slow going, more so when it comes to using the internet or
> >> > read
> >> > e-mails on outlook express, and the most annoying thing is the
> >> > egg-timer
> >> > flashing next to the cursor on a constant basis, as if something was
> >> > running
> >> > and slowing everything down...
> >> >
> >> > I have done a disk clean-up which did not make and difference to the
> >> > way
> >> > the
> >> > pc runs.
> >> >
> >> > Since the internet shortcut i had on the desktop did not work anymore
> >> > either
> >> > I went on the Start menu/Programs/Accessories/windows
> >> > explorer/Tools/folder
> >> > options/File types and made sure that the file asociations for internet
> >> > files
> >> > were correct ie read: "C:\Program Files\Internet
> >> > Explorer\iexplore.exe"......The egg timer usually stops and the
> >> > internet
> >> > runs
> >> > much faster. However I have to keep going back and do it again as it
> >> > works
> >> > only temporarily.... Each time I go back, there is a %1 or even a -no
> >> > home
> >> > added after the "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe". And
> >> > i
> >> > just
> >> > can't work this one out at all.....
> >> >
> >> > Can anyone help???
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 2:23:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

My virus scan is still going at the moment. Whilst scanning C:/System Volume
Information/_restore its come up with the same trojan but this time for the
following file: A0060199.exe whatever this is....

Also I wondered if the Broadjump Client Foundation program is necessary. I
have noticed it in the list of programs in Add/Remove. My cable provider is
NTL.

"Misterpizza" wrote:

> I will definitely give what you recommend a go this afternoon...
>
> In the meantime I have just run an anti-virus update and I am scanning the
> pc "as we speak" since I have not done it this week yet. It has come up with
> something this time,:
>
> msm3[1].exe is the trojan horse TR/Proxy.Agent.FH
>
> I was prompted to delete the file, and so I did.
>
> Nothing else has happened so far. I am just waiting for the scan to finish
> and then I'll look into the spyware, etc, etc mentioned in your post.
>
> Thanks a lot for your help
> "R. McCarty" wrote:
>
> > SpyBot & AdAware have free versions that do not have a Trial period.
> > http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
> > http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
> > At this point, I would be inclined to recommend some web scans to
> > check your system. It certainly sounds like you've got BHO's (Browser
> > Helper Objects) and background processes running that you need to
> > get removed.
> >
> > I would get the Free versions of AdAware/Spybot - Remove the
> > existing versions from Add/Remove in Control Panel.
> >
> > For Virus cross-checking I'd use either Panda ActiveScan or Trend
> > Micro's offering:
> > http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
> > http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.as...
> >
> > I would also dump your IE Temporary Internet Cache and reset all
> > your Security Zone's to the "Default" settings.
> >
> > This whole operation is similar to Untangling Christmas Tree lights.
> > You just have to slowly get the "Baddies" off the PC.
> >
> > Microsoft AntiSpyware (1.0.614) would probably help you, as it
> > provides "Real-Time" protection and keeps these things off your PC.
> > It woks like a Firewall in that it posts notifications of actions that are
> > possibly hazardous to your computer.
> >
> >
> > "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:441606C4-4250-4021-BE4E-6CDD2F4C9AEA@microsoft.com...
> > > Thanks for coming back to me so quickly :-)
> > >
> > > Some hardware changed as NTL had to give us a new modem, since broadband
> > > was
> > > not installed in the house when we moved in.
> > >
> > > We did use to have Spybot and Adware on the pc at some point but that just
> > > during the free trial period. It stopped the annoying pop ups we used to
> > > get
> > > by the truck loads but the internet connection was quite slow already and
> > > although it did improve a bit because pop ups stopped it was just
> > > noticeable
> > > and no more. We do not have these 2 programs (trial period finished)
> > > anymore
> > > but then pop ups have not come back.
> > >
> > > We have AntiVir Personal Edition for XP as an anti-virus. This has worked
> > > pretty well for us so far. We update it very often and run scans on a
> > > regular
> > > basis. We did have some trojans at some point which were detected and the
> > > files in questions deleted at the time of scanning, but the last few scans
> > > came up all clear.
> > >
> > > We have Zone Alarm as a firewall. At the time of the "pop ups problem"
> > > there
> > > were btp.exe and mcm.exe which kept on asking for access to internet and
> > > we
> > > thought that was what was the problem. But since we used the Spybot and
> > > Adware programs, they have not come up again.
> > >
> > > I think that the way i would describe our internet operation at the moment
> > > is actually more "segmented" than just slow going actually....going to the
> > > beat of the egg-timer flashing in a way... Even just a basic search on
> > > Google
> > > is hard work...The search result is displayed quickly but there another
> > > few
> > > seconds pass before we can click on one of the results as if it's there
> > > but
> > > not quite ready yet to operate the links...
> > >
> > > We did install the Service Pack 2 some time before we moved house.
> > >
> > > "R. McCarty" wrote:
> > >
> > >> Disk Cleanup wouldn't directly affect the symptoms you describe.
> > >> You likely have "Baddies" which include Malware/Spyware and
> > >> possibly Viruses &-or Trojans. The standard cocktail of programs
> > >> to detect/remove this include AdAware, Spybot, CW Shredder &
> > >> the MS AntiSpyware (Beta). By the way, is your XP instance at
> > >> Service Pack 2 level ? Also - which Security software do you use
> > >> (Anti-Virus & Firewall ) ?
> > >> The usual indication of "Baddies" is a noticeable reduction in speed
> > >> of the PC or "Quirky" Internet operation. When you moved, did
> > >> any of your Internet hardware change ? ( Like a new modem or
> > >> router ).
> > >>
> > >> "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:83BFA162-A16E-4D99-AEDD-BA7BC8B8F290@microsoft.com...
> > >> > For the last 2 months or so (coinciding with when we moved house and
> > >> > therefore disconnected and re-connected the computer and reset or
> > >> > broadband
> > >> > connection), the pc has not been "itself"...
> > >> > It is pretty slow going, more so when it comes to using the internet or
> > >> > read
> > >> > e-mails on outlook express, and the most annoying thing is the
> > >> > egg-timer
> > >> > flashing next to the cursor on a constant basis, as if something was
> > >> > running
> > >> > and slowing everything down...
> > >> >
> > >> > I have done a disk clean-up which did not make and difference to the
> > >> > way
> > >> > the
> > >> > pc runs.
> > >> >
> > >> > Since the internet shortcut i had on the desktop did not work anymore
> > >> > either
> > >> > I went on the Start menu/Programs/Accessories/windows
> > >> > explorer/Tools/folder
> > >> > options/File types and made sure that the file asociations for internet
> > >> > files
> > >> > were correct ie read: "C:\Program Files\Internet
> > >> > Explorer\iexplore.exe"......The egg timer usually stops and the
> > >> > internet
> > >> > runs
> > >> > much faster. However I have to keep going back and do it again as it
> > >> > works
> > >> > only temporarily.... Each time I go back, there is a %1 or even a -no
> > >> > home
> > >> > added after the "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe". And
> > >> > i
> > >> > just
> > >> > can't work this one out at all.....
> > >> >
> > >> > Can anyone help???
> > >> >
> > >> > Thanks in advance
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 3:35:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Viruses/Trojans hide/remain in the System Restore (Data points). You'll
need to purge them by turning off System Restore, reboot and re-enable.
I'm unfamiliar with the Client Foundation program. You didn't mention
your PC manufacturer or model. If it's a Dell, .... then I definitely would
go through Add/Remove and clean things up. Most all vendors load up
a PC with programs & services to create the "Value Added" impression.
Most, if not all include AOL, Media Players, Support tools and the like
that just bog down a machine by increasing the number of Startup and
Watchdog applications. On infected PC's, you'll normally find things that
are named "...Search" that are usually Malware and should be removed.

"Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:78C44E2E-C668-4834-94EA-82005F0A6A64@microsoft.com...
> My virus scan is still going at the moment. Whilst scanning C:/System
> Volume
> Information/_restore its come up with the same trojan but this time for
> the
> following file: A0060199.exe whatever this is....
>
> Also I wondered if the Broadjump Client Foundation program is necessary. I
> have noticed it in the list of programs in Add/Remove. My cable provider
> is
> NTL.
>
> "Misterpizza" wrote:
>
>> I will definitely give what you recommend a go this afternoon...
>>
>> In the meantime I have just run an anti-virus update and I am scanning
>> the
>> pc "as we speak" since I have not done it this week yet. It has come up
>> with
>> something this time,:
>>
>> msm3[1].exe is the trojan horse TR/Proxy.Agent.FH
>>
>> I was prompted to delete the file, and so I did.
>>
>> Nothing else has happened so far. I am just waiting for the scan to
>> finish
>> and then I'll look into the spyware, etc, etc mentioned in your post.
>>
>> Thanks a lot for your help
>> "R. McCarty" wrote:
>>
>> > SpyBot & AdAware have free versions that do not have a Trial period.
>> > http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
>> > http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
>> > At this point, I would be inclined to recommend some web scans to
>> > check your system. It certainly sounds like you've got BHO's (Browser
>> > Helper Objects) and background processes running that you need to
>> > get removed.
>> >
>> > I would get the Free versions of AdAware/Spybot - Remove the
>> > existing versions from Add/Remove in Control Panel.
>> >
>> > For Virus cross-checking I'd use either Panda ActiveScan or Trend
>> > Micro's offering:
>> > http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
>> > http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.as...
>> >
>> > I would also dump your IE Temporary Internet Cache and reset all
>> > your Security Zone's to the "Default" settings.
>> >
>> > This whole operation is similar to Untangling Christmas Tree lights.
>> > You just have to slowly get the "Baddies" off the PC.
>> >
>> > Microsoft AntiSpyware (1.0.614) would probably help you, as it
>> > provides "Real-Time" protection and keeps these things off your PC.
>> > It woks like a Firewall in that it posts notifications of actions that
>> > are
>> > possibly hazardous to your computer.
>> >
>> >
>> > "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:441606C4-4250-4021-BE4E-6CDD2F4C9AEA@microsoft.com...
>> > > Thanks for coming back to me so quickly :-)
>> > >
>> > > Some hardware changed as NTL had to give us a new modem, since
>> > > broadband
>> > > was
>> > > not installed in the house when we moved in.
>> > >
>> > > We did use to have Spybot and Adware on the pc at some point but that
>> > > just
>> > > during the free trial period. It stopped the annoying pop ups we used
>> > > to
>> > > get
>> > > by the truck loads but the internet connection was quite slow already
>> > > and
>> > > although it did improve a bit because pop ups stopped it was just
>> > > noticeable
>> > > and no more. We do not have these 2 programs (trial period finished)
>> > > anymore
>> > > but then pop ups have not come back.
>> > >
>> > > We have AntiVir Personal Edition for XP as an anti-virus. This has
>> > > worked
>> > > pretty well for us so far. We update it very often and run scans on a
>> > > regular
>> > > basis. We did have some trojans at some point which were detected and
>> > > the
>> > > files in questions deleted at the time of scanning, but the last few
>> > > scans
>> > > came up all clear.
>> > >
>> > > We have Zone Alarm as a firewall. At the time of the "pop ups
>> > > problem"
>> > > there
>> > > were btp.exe and mcm.exe which kept on asking for access to internet
>> > > and
>> > > we
>> > > thought that was what was the problem. But since we used the Spybot
>> > > and
>> > > Adware programs, they have not come up again.
>> > >
>> > > I think that the way i would describe our internet operation at the
>> > > moment
>> > > is actually more "segmented" than just slow going actually....going
>> > > to the
>> > > beat of the egg-timer flashing in a way... Even just a basic search
>> > > on
>> > > Google
>> > > is hard work...The search result is displayed quickly but there
>> > > another
>> > > few
>> > > seconds pass before we can click on one of the results as if it's
>> > > there
>> > > but
>> > > not quite ready yet to operate the links...
>> > >
>> > > We did install the Service Pack 2 some time before we moved house.
>> > >
>> > > "R. McCarty" wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> Disk Cleanup wouldn't directly affect the symptoms you describe.
>> > >> You likely have "Baddies" which include Malware/Spyware and
>> > >> possibly Viruses &-or Trojans. The standard cocktail of programs
>> > >> to detect/remove this include AdAware, Spybot, CW Shredder &
>> > >> the MS AntiSpyware (Beta). By the way, is your XP instance at
>> > >> Service Pack 2 level ? Also - which Security software do you use
>> > >> (Anti-Virus & Firewall ) ?
>> > >> The usual indication of "Baddies" is a noticeable reduction in
>> > >> speed
>> > >> of the PC or "Quirky" Internet operation. When you moved, did
>> > >> any of your Internet hardware change ? ( Like a new modem or
>> > >> router ).
>> > >>
>> > >> "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> > >> message
>> > >> news:83BFA162-A16E-4D99-AEDD-BA7BC8B8F290@microsoft.com...
>> > >> > For the last 2 months or so (coinciding with when we moved house
>> > >> > and
>> > >> > therefore disconnected and re-connected the computer and reset or
>> > >> > broadband
>> > >> > connection), the pc has not been "itself"...
>> > >> > It is pretty slow going, more so when it comes to using the
>> > >> > internet or
>> > >> > read
>> > >> > e-mails on outlook express, and the most annoying thing is the
>> > >> > egg-timer
>> > >> > flashing next to the cursor on a constant basis, as if something
>> > >> > was
>> > >> > running
>> > >> > and slowing everything down...
>> > >> >
>> > >> > I have done a disk clean-up which did not make and difference to
>> > >> > the
>> > >> > way
>> > >> > the
>> > >> > pc runs.
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Since the internet shortcut i had on the desktop did not work
>> > >> > anymore
>> > >> > either
>> > >> > I went on the Start menu/Programs/Accessories/windows
>> > >> > explorer/Tools/folder
>> > >> > options/File types and made sure that the file asociations for
>> > >> > internet
>> > >> > files
>> > >> > were correct ie read: "C:\Program Files\Internet
>> > >> > Explorer\iexplore.exe"......The egg timer usually stops and the
>> > >> > internet
>> > >> > runs
>> > >> > much faster. However I have to keep going back and do it again as
>> > >> > it
>> > >> > works
>> > >> > only temporarily.... Each time I go back, there is a %1 or even
>> > >> > a -no
>> > >> > home
>> > >> > added after the "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe".
>> > >> > And
>> > >> > i
>> > >> > just
>> > >> > can't work this one out at all.....
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Can anyone help???
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Thanks in advance
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> >
>> >
>> >
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 3:35:55 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Yes my pc is a Dell which I have had for some 4 years or so...But i have only
noticed this broadjump client foundation recently...in actual fact only since
we moved house and had the modem changed.

I actually went through the Add Remove list a little while ago to get rid of
anything unneccessary so I think I am down to basics and essentials now apart
from this client foundation program and maybe one or two others which I am
not sure whether to get rid off.

The virus scan is now finished. I have just uninstalled the spybot which was
still there in the background, but I need to do a re-start to be completly
rid. Then I'll go through the list of things you mentioned below,...and see
what happens...hopefully that'll be problem solved!!

Thanks again, you have been most helpful :-)

"R. McCarty" wrote:

> Viruses/Trojans hide/remain in the System Restore (Data points). You'll
> need to purge them by turning off System Restore, reboot and re-enable.
> I'm unfamiliar with the Client Foundation program. You didn't mention
> your PC manufacturer or model. If it's a Dell, .... then I definitely would
> go through Add/Remove and clean things up. Most all vendors load up
> a PC with programs & services to create the "Value Added" impression.
> Most, if not all include AOL, Media Players, Support tools and the like
> that just bog down a machine by increasing the number of Startup and
> Watchdog applications. On infected PC's, you'll normally find things that
> are named "...Search" that are usually Malware and should be removed.
>
> "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:78C44E2E-C668-4834-94EA-82005F0A6A64@microsoft.com...
> > My virus scan is still going at the moment. Whilst scanning C:/System
> > Volume
> > Information/_restore its come up with the same trojan but this time for
> > the
> > following file: A0060199.exe whatever this is....
> >
> > Also I wondered if the Broadjump Client Foundation program is necessary. I
> > have noticed it in the list of programs in Add/Remove. My cable provider
> > is
> > NTL.
> >
> > "Misterpizza" wrote:
> >
> >> I will definitely give what you recommend a go this afternoon...
> >>
> >> In the meantime I have just run an anti-virus update and I am scanning
> >> the
> >> pc "as we speak" since I have not done it this week yet. It has come up
> >> with
> >> something this time,:
> >>
> >> msm3[1].exe is the trojan horse TR/Proxy.Agent.FH
> >>
> >> I was prompted to delete the file, and so I did.
> >>
> >> Nothing else has happened so far. I am just waiting for the scan to
> >> finish
> >> and then I'll look into the spyware, etc, etc mentioned in your post.
> >>
> >> Thanks a lot for your help
> >> "R. McCarty" wrote:
> >>
> >> > SpyBot & AdAware have free versions that do not have a Trial period.
> >> > http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
> >> > http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
> >> > At this point, I would be inclined to recommend some web scans to
> >> > check your system. It certainly sounds like you've got BHO's (Browser
> >> > Helper Objects) and background processes running that you need to
> >> > get removed.
> >> >
> >> > I would get the Free versions of AdAware/Spybot - Remove the
> >> > existing versions from Add/Remove in Control Panel.
> >> >
> >> > For Virus cross-checking I'd use either Panda ActiveScan or Trend
> >> > Micro's offering:
> >> > http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
> >> > http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.as...
> >> >
> >> > I would also dump your IE Temporary Internet Cache and reset all
> >> > your Security Zone's to the "Default" settings.
> >> >
> >> > This whole operation is similar to Untangling Christmas Tree lights.
> >> > You just have to slowly get the "Baddies" off the PC.
> >> >
> >> > Microsoft AntiSpyware (1.0.614) would probably help you, as it
> >> > provides "Real-Time" protection and keeps these things off your PC.
> >> > It woks like a Firewall in that it posts notifications of actions that
> >> > are
> >> > possibly hazardous to your computer.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:441606C4-4250-4021-BE4E-6CDD2F4C9AEA@microsoft.com...
> >> > > Thanks for coming back to me so quickly :-)
> >> > >
> >> > > Some hardware changed as NTL had to give us a new modem, since
> >> > > broadband
> >> > > was
> >> > > not installed in the house when we moved in.
> >> > >
> >> > > We did use to have Spybot and Adware on the pc at some point but that
> >> > > just
> >> > > during the free trial period. It stopped the annoying pop ups we used
> >> > > to
> >> > > get
> >> > > by the truck loads but the internet connection was quite slow already
> >> > > and
> >> > > although it did improve a bit because pop ups stopped it was just
> >> > > noticeable
> >> > > and no more. We do not have these 2 programs (trial period finished)
> >> > > anymore
> >> > > but then pop ups have not come back.
> >> > >
> >> > > We have AntiVir Personal Edition for XP as an anti-virus. This has
> >> > > worked
> >> > > pretty well for us so far. We update it very often and run scans on a
> >> > > regular
> >> > > basis. We did have some trojans at some point which were detected and
> >> > > the
> >> > > files in questions deleted at the time of scanning, but the last few
> >> > > scans
> >> > > came up all clear.
> >> > >
> >> > > We have Zone Alarm as a firewall. At the time of the "pop ups
> >> > > problem"
> >> > > there
> >> > > were btp.exe and mcm.exe which kept on asking for access to internet
> >> > > and
> >> > > we
> >> > > thought that was what was the problem. But since we used the Spybot
> >> > > and
> >> > > Adware programs, they have not come up again.
> >> > >
> >> > > I think that the way i would describe our internet operation at the
> >> > > moment
> >> > > is actually more "segmented" than just slow going actually....going
> >> > > to the
> >> > > beat of the egg-timer flashing in a way... Even just a basic search
> >> > > on
> >> > > Google
> >> > > is hard work...The search result is displayed quickly but there
> >> > > another
> >> > > few
> >> > > seconds pass before we can click on one of the results as if it's
> >> > > there
> >> > > but
> >> > > not quite ready yet to operate the links...
> >> > >
> >> > > We did install the Service Pack 2 some time before we moved house.
> >> > >
> >> > > "R. McCarty" wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > >> Disk Cleanup wouldn't directly affect the symptoms you describe.
> >> > >> You likely have "Baddies" which include Malware/Spyware and
> >> > >> possibly Viruses &-or Trojans. The standard cocktail of programs
> >> > >> to detect/remove this include AdAware, Spybot, CW Shredder &
> >> > >> the MS AntiSpyware (Beta). By the way, is your XP instance at
> >> > >> Service Pack 2 level ? Also - which Security software do you use
> >> > >> (Anti-Virus & Firewall ) ?
> >> > >> The usual indication of "Baddies" is a noticeable reduction in
> >> > >> speed
> >> > >> of the PC or "Quirky" Internet operation. When you moved, did
> >> > >> any of your Internet hardware change ? ( Like a new modem or
> >> > >> router ).
> >> > >>
> >> > >> "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> > >> message
> >> > >> news:83BFA162-A16E-4D99-AEDD-BA7BC8B8F290@microsoft.com...
> >> > >> > For the last 2 months or so (coinciding with when we moved house
> >> > >> > and
> >> > >> > therefore disconnected and re-connected the computer and reset or
> >> > >> > broadband
> >> > >> > connection), the pc has not been "itself"...
> >> > >> > It is pretty slow going, more so when it comes to using the
> >> > >> > internet or
> >> > >> > read
> >> > >> > e-mails on outlook express, and the most annoying thing is the
> >> > >> > egg-timer
> >> > >> > flashing next to the cursor on a constant basis, as if something
> >> > >> > was
> >> > >> > running
> >> > >> > and slowing everything down...
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > I have done a disk clean-up which did not make and difference to
> >> > >> > the
> >> > >> > way
> >> > >> > the
> >> > >> > pc runs.
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > Since the internet shortcut i had on the desktop did not work
> >> > >> > anymore
> >> > >> > either
> >> > >> > I went on the Start menu/Programs/Accessories/windows
> >> > >> > explorer/Tools/folder
> >> > >> > options/File types and made sure that the file asociations for
> >> > >> > internet
> >> > >> > files
> >> > >> > were correct ie read: "C:\Program Files\Internet
> >> > >> > Explorer\iexplore.exe"......The egg timer usually stops and the
> >> > >> > internet
> >> > >> > runs
> >> > >> > much faster. However I have to keep going back and do it again as
> >> > >> > it
> >> > >> > works
> >> > >> > only temporarily.... Each time I go back, there is a %1 or even
> >> > >> > a -no
> >> > >> > home
> >> > >> > added after the "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe".
> >> > >> > And
> >> > >> > i
> >> > >> > just
> >> > >> > can't work this one out at all.....
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > Can anyone help???
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > Thanks in advance
> >> > >>
> >> > >>
> >> > >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 4:31:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

I have now completed the list off things to do you mentioned above, including
the virus cross check. I have also gone manually through all the files that I
have on the computer to see if I could get rid of more unecessary files. I
have found a few and I got rid of them. My temporary internet file is empty,
got rid of the cookies as well while I was at it... Adware and spybot did
their job too and helped with some problems which were on the system.

This computer used to have a partition up to a good 2 or even 3 years ago.
But because we had a problem with XP, which looked like a virus we had to
start from scratch, uninstall and re-install everything. Luckily we lost only
a very small amount of files and folders. In the meantime we didn't
re-install it with a partition but the part we got rid of stayed on the PC as
a folder. I'd never really looked into it up until today but there were quite
a lot of temporary internet files and cookies still there amongst a whole lot
of useless stuff. I deleted all these apart from a set of folders and
sub-folders. This is because of one file stuck in one of the subfolders which
the system can't find or recognise and therefore won't delete. It's called
Search[1] and is actually empty...

Anyway, after all this and a re-start, the egg-timer is still there and
flashing, and the internet operation is still a bit "quirkie".

The only I haven't done is the re-start with system restore off as mentioned
below. I couldn't remember how to switch it off....

I very much appreciate all the help you have provided me with so far. It has
definitely helped me understand more things about my pc. Thanks!

"R. McCarty" wrote:

> Viruses/Trojans hide/remain in the System Restore (Data points). You'll
> need to purge them by turning off System Restore, reboot and re-enable.
> I'm unfamiliar with the Client Foundation program. You didn't mention
> your PC manufacturer or model. If it's a Dell, .... then I definitely would
> go through Add/Remove and clean things up. Most all vendors load up
> a PC with programs & services to create the "Value Added" impression.
> Most, if not all include AOL, Media Players, Support tools and the like
> that just bog down a machine by increasing the number of Startup and
> Watchdog applications. On infected PC's, you'll normally find things that
> are named "...Search" that are usually Malware and should be removed.
>
> "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:78C44E2E-C668-4834-94EA-82005F0A6A64@microsoft.com...
> > My virus scan is still going at the moment. Whilst scanning C:/System
> > Volume
> > Information/_restore its come up with the same trojan but this time for
> > the
> > following file: A0060199.exe whatever this is....
> >
> > Also I wondered if the Broadjump Client Foundation program is necessary. I
> > have noticed it in the list of programs in Add/Remove. My cable provider
> > is
> > NTL.
> >
> > "Misterpizza" wrote:
> >
> >> I will definitely give what you recommend a go this afternoon...
> >>
> >> In the meantime I have just run an anti-virus update and I am scanning
> >> the
> >> pc "as we speak" since I have not done it this week yet. It has come up
> >> with
> >> something this time,:
> >>
> >> msm3[1].exe is the trojan horse TR/Proxy.Agent.FH
> >>
> >> I was prompted to delete the file, and so I did.
> >>
> >> Nothing else has happened so far. I am just waiting for the scan to
> >> finish
> >> and then I'll look into the spyware, etc, etc mentioned in your post.
> >>
> >> Thanks a lot for your help
> >> "R. McCarty" wrote:
> >>
> >> > SpyBot & AdAware have free versions that do not have a Trial period.
> >> > http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
> >> > http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
> >> > At this point, I would be inclined to recommend some web scans to
> >> > check your system. It certainly sounds like you've got BHO's (Browser
> >> > Helper Objects) and background processes running that you need to
> >> > get removed.
> >> >
> >> > I would get the Free versions of AdAware/Spybot - Remove the
> >> > existing versions from Add/Remove in Control Panel.
> >> >
> >> > For Virus cross-checking I'd use either Panda ActiveScan or Trend
> >> > Micro's offering:
> >> > http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
> >> > http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.as...
> >> >
> >> > I would also dump your IE Temporary Internet Cache and reset all
> >> > your Security Zone's to the "Default" settings.
> >> >
> >> > This whole operation is similar to Untangling Christmas Tree lights.
> >> > You just have to slowly get the "Baddies" off the PC.
> >> >
> >> > Microsoft AntiSpyware (1.0.614) would probably help you, as it
> >> > provides "Real-Time" protection and keeps these things off your PC.
> >> > It woks like a Firewall in that it posts notifications of actions that
> >> > are
> >> > possibly hazardous to your computer.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:441606C4-4250-4021-BE4E-6CDD2F4C9AEA@microsoft.com...
> >> > > Thanks for coming back to me so quickly :-)
> >> > >
> >> > > Some hardware changed as NTL had to give us a new modem, since
> >> > > broadband
> >> > > was
> >> > > not installed in the house when we moved in.
> >> > >
> >> > > We did use to have Spybot and Adware on the pc at some point but that
> >> > > just
> >> > > during the free trial period. It stopped the annoying pop ups we used
> >> > > to
> >> > > get
> >> > > by the truck loads but the internet connection was quite slow already
> >> > > and
> >> > > although it did improve a bit because pop ups stopped it was just
> >> > > noticeable
> >> > > and no more. We do not have these 2 programs (trial period finished)
> >> > > anymore
> >> > > but then pop ups have not come back.
> >> > >
> >> > > We have AntiVir Personal Edition for XP as an anti-virus. This has
> >> > > worked
> >> > > pretty well for us so far. We update it very often and run scans on a
> >> > > regular
> >> > > basis. We did have some trojans at some point which were detected and
> >> > > the
> >> > > files in questions deleted at the time of scanning, but the last few
> >> > > scans
> >> > > came up all clear.
> >> > >
> >> > > We have Zone Alarm as a firewall. At the time of the "pop ups
> >> > > problem"
> >> > > there
> >> > > were btp.exe and mcm.exe which kept on asking for access to internet
> >> > > and
> >> > > we
> >> > > thought that was what was the problem. But since we used the Spybot
> >> > > and
> >> > > Adware programs, they have not come up again.
> >> > >
> >> > > I think that the way i would describe our internet operation at the
> >> > > moment
> >> > > is actually more "segmented" than just slow going actually....going
> >> > > to the
> >> > > beat of the egg-timer flashing in a way... Even just a basic search
> >> > > on
> >> > > Google
> >> > > is hard work...The search result is displayed quickly but there
> >> > > another
> >> > > few
> >> > > seconds pass before we can click on one of the results as if it's
> >> > > there
> >> > > but
> >> > > not quite ready yet to operate the links...
> >> > >
> >> > > We did install the Service Pack 2 some time before we moved house.
> >> > >
> >> > > "R. McCarty" wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > >> Disk Cleanup wouldn't directly affect the symptoms you describe.
> >> > >> You likely have "Baddies" which include Malware/Spyware and
> >> > >> possibly Viruses &-or Trojans. The standard cocktail of programs
> >> > >> to detect/remove this include AdAware, Spybot, CW Shredder &
> >> > >> the MS AntiSpyware (Beta). By the way, is your XP instance at
> >> > >> Service Pack 2 level ? Also - which Security software do you use
> >> > >> (Anti-Virus & Firewall ) ?
> >> > >> The usual indication of "Baddies" is a noticeable reduction in
> >> > >> speed
> >> > >> of the PC or "Quirky" Internet operation. When you moved, did
> >> > >> any of your Internet hardware change ? ( Like a new modem or
> >> > >> router ).
> >> > >>
> >> > >> "Misterpizza" <Misterpizza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> > >> message
> >> > >> news:83BFA162-A16E-4D99-AEDD-BA7BC8B8F290@microsoft.com...
> >> > >> > For the last 2 months or so (coinciding with when we moved house
> >> > >> > and
> >> > >> > therefore disconnected and re-connected the computer and reset or
> >> > >> > broadband
> >> > >> > connection), the pc has not been "itself"...
> >> > >> > It is pretty slow going, more so when it comes to using the
> >> > >> > internet or
> >> > >> > read
> >> > >> > e-mails on outlook express, and the most annoying thing is the
> >> > >> > egg-timer
> >> > >> > flashing next to the cursor on a constant basis, as if something
> >> > >> > was
> >> > >> > running
> >> > >> > and slowing everything down...
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > I have done a disk clean-up which did not make and difference to
> >> > >> > the
> >> > >> > way
> >> > >> > the
> >> > >> > pc runs.
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > Since the internet shortcut i had on the desktop did not work
> >> > >> > anymore
> >> > >> > either
> >> > >> > I went on the Start menu/Programs/Accessories/windows
> >> > >> > explorer/Tools/folder
> >> > >> > options/File types and made sure that the file asociations for
> >> > >> > internet
> >> > >> > files
> >> > >> > were correct ie read: "C:\Program Files\Internet
> >> > >> > Explorer\iexplore.exe"......The egg timer usually stops and the
> >> > >> > internet
> >> > >> > runs
> >> > >> > much faster. However I have to keep going back and do it again as
> >> > >> > it
> >> > >> > works
> >> > >> > only temporarily.... Each time I go back, there is a %1 or even
> >> > >> > a -no
> >> > >> > home
> >> > >> > added after the "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe".
> >> > >> > And
> >> > >> > i
> >> > >> > just
> >> > >> > can't work this one out at all.....
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > Can anyone help???
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > Thanks in advance
> >> > >>
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