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#1 Tom Tom

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:00 PM

Just posting, as instructed, to introduce myself.

I'm a reasonably literate, longtime computer user (decades, not years) who's responsible from the family's 5 (yes 5) computers, so there's always at least one hardware problem, software problem, user error, infection or "mysterious force" going on.

At work I rely out our IT folks, but they won't even think -- much less do -- anything about home computers, even if we use them for work. "Not supported."

I solve 98% of the problems myself, just googling the problems when they arise, but this one has overwhelmed my limited knowledge and resources. Over the weekend, I stupidly turned off my antivirus software and forgot to turn it back on and...guess what. StimFraud plus a host of other garbage, which I'll post in the appropriate place....

I'm very impressed with what I've read at BleepingComputer, so I'll give it try. Maybe I can occasionally be of help to others. Meanwhile, Combofix, here I come...

Tom

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:14 PM

Hello Tom and :thumbsup: to Bleeping Computer.

Be sure to check out the New User Orientation and the excellent Tutorials.

Personally, I wouldn't run Combofix unless instructed to do so by a malware removal expert.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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#3 tg1911

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:49 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer, Tom.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:52 AM

There is always that 2 percent---be pleased it is not a greater percent---that require help or advice to solve.
Our large number of Members helps assure that just about any odd problem has had a solution that can be shared.
Welcome to BC!
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John
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