I run my laptop at work and the big LAN guys monitor various things that could be suspect. Today I was told that nginx is running on my laptop's IP, occasionally spiking, and making them nervous. I run Windows Vista Home addition and I don't need a server on it. I have been reading that nginx is a web servrer, like apache. Which is all fine and good but I don't know how it got on my laptop, and I don't know how to get it off. Perhaps it installed with some other application? My work thinks it may be spam, adware, malware, or otherwise malicious. If anyone knows how I can remove this please let me know. I've spent the last couple hours on google and all I can find about nginx is that it's a web and mail server, I can't find what apps might use it, and how I can remove it.
I have experienced two instances were Add/Remove in Vista does not remove all the software, so that comprehensive installation of similar software is not possible. The first concerned a Scanner, where Add/Remove would not remove all the software, so that installation of the new Scanner is not possible, until a procedure recommended by the Scanner's makers involving modifications to the Registry is carried out, which I could not possibly do myself, so it means hiring a Professional to do the job!
The second concerns Spellex. Here again the old version has not been removed, so that installation of the latest version is not fully carried out, making the software useless. How can Microsoft produce Windows where such problems occur? What is the experience of others in case this is a fault with my computer?
Multiboot (single drive 3 partitions) XP. vista, Windows 7. Since W7 doesn't see my wireless adapter, it's pretty useless. So how do I remove Windows 7 and reclaim that drive space, while leaving XP and Vista alone?
I have a Vista computer with the following Antivirus / spyware removal programs
- Eset NOD32 v2.7 - Spy bot search and destry - SuperAntispyware - Ad aware - Windows defender
All the software is updated with the latest "definitions"
2 firewalls (1 windows firewall, 1.with the router)
Do I need more software like that to be safe?
I think this is too much software installed to just take care of virus and spyware threats. For it seems like virus is not soo big problem any more. Soo I am wondering isnt it possible to for Microsoft to make something "supersmart" to get rid of spy ware??
I plugged in my Toshiba USB hard drive when I first got my computer about a week ago, to transfer programs and files to the new computer.
Now, for the past several days I have tried to remove it and I keep getting the message, "cannot safely remove it because it is in use"!
It is NOT in use as far as I know. In fact today I started my computer and did not even access the drive at all yet I get the same error from "Safely Remove Hardware".
I have turned indexing off on the drive, on both partitions.
MS sent me a "Hotfix" via email but when I went to install it there were all kinds of warnings with it, basically telling me "use this at your own risk, we are not vouching for this being reliable!" So I was rather afraid to do it.
Vista Business Works six months no problem. Now, sometimes gives blue screen on startup. Shows hsxhwazl.sys. Sr. Google says it is a Conexent file for 56k modem, which I do not use. How can I safely disable?
I have been trying for a week unsuccessfully to remove programs from my computer. I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit OS. Each time I try to uninstall a program it tells me that the system administrator has set policies to prevent this. Now I am the only one using this computer and I check and it shows that I am the administrator and there are no other accounts on this computer. Is there anyway to do this?
i can get to remove ddcDwwwW.dll wich in turn contacts some web server and downloads sevral other virus files. Tryied to remove it before internet was turn on but no luck. Got some files wich it downloads as soon as internet is there, but simply cant remove that host file. It slows down internet speed by 98% so online scanners cant reach it in time before it activated another entry for it.
And same with the virus program, since it is in the temp dir i tryied to only scan that dir but same result. When the scan was done after 5 sec for temp dir the file had made 112 new entrys linked to the file so it could not be removed. Every time u tries to simply delete it it makes some other crappy entry and resetts.. Virus program ref to utlrexue.dll and lvlpdtev.dll
My computer is running Vista Ultimate and is setup so that a password is required when it is powered on. Can I change that so I do not have to enter a password each time. Note: The computer is mine and I have the password. Would just to remove it as I live alone and have no real need to password protect it at this point?
I cannot remove a file called tahoma. I guess this is the font that Vista uses? I recently installed Left 4 Dead and later uninstalled it. There was one folder named fonts that didn't got deleted. It contained fonts like arial, verdana and tahoma. I managed to delete all of them in safe mode except tahoma.
I know that you shouldn't delete fonts that the system is using but there is something wierd because it's not in my "fonts folder" from the controlpanel. And the fonts that I deleted succefully (verdana and arial etc.) is still in that folder, tahoma is also there so that's why I'm guessing that I could delete that the tahoma font in my left 4 dead folder without it causing my system any problems.
In Windows Vista, are programs all tied in with each other as they are in XP? What I really mean is this: If I were to go to Vista, can I remove associated programs such as Outlook Express, Internet Explorer and/or other programs which just occupy space on my computer, but which I never use?
im aisha and im worried that my pc got lots of virus.. sometimes antivirus never detect some. one of the best ways to do is by using the command prompt.. i used to do it with flashdrives but i cant make it now.
i m using Windows vista ultimate service pack 2 & suddenly i got the message Windows software counterfieting Name=sl08-010,. activity=Exploit. can u give me a solution how to remove that mesg permanently from my pc..............i m using windows vista ultimate activated version i downloaded from piratebay & seems to be work fine few months.
I need to uninstall an annoying software. I can't seem to do it with vista. With XP, I could just go to the control panel and than add/remove programs. But with Vista, the closest thing I can see on there is Add hardware.
To make sure Vista would work with all my hardware and programs, I created a second partition on my XP machine and installed Vista on there (Vista Home Premium). All my hardware and my important programs worked so I thought I'd bite the bullet and upgrade my XP installation on the first partition. That also worked OK (apart from losing all my Music and Videos which I am restoring from backup, at present) and I have used EasyBCD to remove the entry for the copy of Vista on my second partition but I can't seem to delete all the directories and files that are on there. It says I don't have permission to many of them. I also keep Norton Ghost backups on that partition so I don't really want to format it. As I am logged on as an Administrator, why don't I have access to everything? What can I do to allow myself to delete all the Windows files and directories?
Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features -> Installed Updates
There is a listing up recent updates here, with the option to uninstall if I right click them. I would like to delete said entries (without uninstalling the needed updates). I have successfully deleted the update history by deleting C:windowsSoftwareDistrubutionDatastore, but the history really isn't fully deleted until this goes as well
i dont seem to be able to remove, adware.vundo/variant-x 32[header] i run avast comes up clean,malwarebytes, comes up clean,run super spyware and it comes up with this adware,then when i click remove,it tell's me its been removed, restart computer then when i run super spyware its there again,i tried rkill,but it still shows up,
All of the emails that I've ever sent/received on my laptop are still here, just waiting for someone to come along and read them. I've deleted them from the server, but they are saved on my hard drive. How do I remove them?
When I try to remove Drive F at the Computer window, or from the taskbar, it says "can't remove, in use by another program". This became an issue after I ran Windows Backup for the first time. Earlier backup was the Acer version. Acer's version backs up C partition and records on D. Windows backed up C and D and recorded on external drive F. How do I determine which program is preventing me from safely removing Drive F? Should I delete the Windows backup and use Acer's backup program exclusively? How do I delete the Windows backup?
I have some folders with music from 2006 in my computer which I can not remove. Everytime I want to delete them I see "you need a permission to perform the action". From some threads I have read about Cmd.exe but I understand it till cd command, how can I navigate to the directory exactly music my folders. These folders dont disturb me much but they take a little but of the memory. Or if anyone had other suggestions beside cmd.exe ......
could you send me the instructions on how to remove atikmdag.i read your post today. i bought a new graphics card ati hd 3870 512 ddr4/256 bits from sapphire and man...that atikmdag kills me. i looked over tons of forums and tried all kinds of crap from disabeling aero on vista to uninstalling and reistalling drivers and much more. still no result. then i found your post and it seems the most believeble solution.but unfortunatelly your instructions on rapidshare are no longer available.......
I really wana free up those 20,000+ files and gain 4gig of hard drive space. I only use my computer for internet (wireless) and printing...nothing else...explain about that folder and if i can delete or not
I utilized Gadwin Print Screen to capture a screen. I captured same and was trying to send the photo to desktop as a "JPEG" file. Well it is on my desktop, and I cannot get rid of it. Programs work, but must access them thru start menu. Tried to perform "system restore" but it would not correct the problem. Can anyone help me get my desktop screen back?
I created batchfiles to change default OS and reboot. I set the bootloader delay to 0, but the menu still flashes for my eyes for about a sec. I would like to switch OS using the batch files (yes, they use bcdedit.exe) and I would not like to see the OS selection menu. Is there a way to tweak the bootmgr to not show the menu?:sarc:
My daughter managed to download some malware onto her computer (she doesn't know how she did it). The various anti-virus, firewall, and anti-malware (including Defender, Spybot, ZoneAlarm Pro and AdAware) do not catch this malware. The malware opens Internet Explorer windows with ads. Investigating the computer with Sypbot and others, the malware seems to be "1 mags 16 more" and "BEND BOLT". I've disabled these programs with Spybot, but of course have no way to uninstall these programs.
Unfortunately, a side-effect is that this has prevented IE from running at all. When attempting to start IE7, nothing happens (no error message; it just doesn't start). Would it help to uninstall IE7 and then reinstall it from scratch? If so, how do I go about it (and where do I find the IE7 download -- I don't seem to be able to find it on the Microsoft website)? I'd like to avoid a full hard drive reformat, if possible.
We have a vista PC that is regestered in DNS as a KMS server (nslookup -q=SRV _VLMCS._TCP shows this PC) How can we have the person who is running this PC kill the KMS service so we can create a valid KMS on a Server 2003 or 2008 box?
I have just bought a new computer running Vista and it seems to remove photo attachments saying they are unsafe, but they are actually displayed in the email itself and let me save them from there. how to stop Windows mail from removing them.
i have my own Security Set Up,how do i get rid of Windows Defender Permantly? i have never used it, i dont't seem to be able to remove it? is it part of Vista? also my startup programes are in it which seems to be the only way i can get to them is through Windows Defender?.