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#1 drhugh

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:03 AM

Storyline is as follows. While trying to recover router password, MS Security Essentials detected that "mdm_util.exe" was a threat and wanted to delete it. So being the trustworthy guy, I said OK and it deleted it. Well now I find out of course that I need it to connect my neatgear router. So where can I get it to reinstall? Is it on the XP disk? If it is how do I install it off the disk? I will need specific instructions to any answer please. Thanks

Also just went to WiKi WP site about problems with this. They gave me this site to fix the problem and it turns out it is "SpeedyPC Pro". So I did the scan and it found lots of "problems" but I wonder and also to "fix the problems they want $30. I have always heard these programs are not worth the time. Any comments? Thanks

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

Save Your Money.
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Hi,

Treat sites overly hyping Registry Cleaners and System Optimizers as Snake-Oil. Those are more likely to
cause issues while fixing nothing.

SpeedyPC reputation at WOT (Web Of Trust)
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/www.speedypc.com


There are other posts along that line.

You said MSE removed the file, Can you put it back from quarantine?

If you look on the Netgear Site you will see this.

Almost all NETGEAR routers can be configured via browser based administration GUI. You can access this interface by typing the router's IP address (by default it is 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1) on an Internet's address bar. You may also acccess the GUI by typing www.routerlogin.net or www.routerlogin.com on a web browser.



Also this may help Netgear link is here.

Reset and Restore the NETGEAR device to Factory Default Settings

Symptoms:

Forgotten/lost password to log into the NETGEAR device
Cannot access the NETGEAR device web interface
............
Reset for most routers with a reset button on the rear panel.

Write down configuration information such as IP addresses, security keys, opened ports and services, etc., that you modified. (The default username is admin and the password is either password or 1234. Try these before resetting the router.)

Press the reset button on the back until the test light blinks. This takes about 10 seconds. (To avoid accidental resets, the small button is recessed. Use a pen or paperclip to access it.)
Release the button.
Wait for the router to reboot.
Log in with the default password.

If the router configuration was not cleared, try these additional steps AFTER the router has finished rebooting.
Unplug the router's power.
Press and hold the reset button. While the button is held down, reconnect router's power.
Continue to hold the reset button for 20 seconds after reconnecting the power.
Wait for the router to reboot.
Log in with the default password.


Good Luck
Roger

Edited by rotor123, 29 December 2012 - 08:58 AM.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:33 PM

thank you for the reply. I thought the "Speedy PC" thing might be a scam. Thanks for confirming that it is. I tried everything Netgear had on reseting the thing. Nothing worked so I finally went to Comcast and swapped out for a new router and it set up nicely. So in the end the problem was the router.
Again I thank you for all your input. Have a great New Year.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

Thanks for letting me know the solution to your problem.

Roger

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