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  1. I have a number of issues that have recently cropped up with my PC. Most seem to be associated with when Outlook started acting up. When I click to open Outlook it will more times than not display the splash screen, then start to open. The main screen opens and tool bars will open, and usually the Folder List will open, but the email window remains blank and Outlook locks up. I will leave the machine and come back in an hour or so and the hour glass is still there and the program is still locked up. I then open task manager and shut it down. The next time it opens it gives the option to
  2. Hitting the delete button worked like a charm. Certainly easier than tracking down and editing some mystery file. It's one of those slap on the forehead "Why didn't I try that in the first place" kind of solution!! Duh! Thanks!
  3. Many of the sites I visit on the internet require a log-in Username and password, and lots of sites require additional form fields to be filled in. When I log on to these site and click in a form field I usually get a drop down list of things I have entered in that field in the past. As time goes by the list gets longer primarily because of my bad typing. Is there a way to edit these entries? I suspect that there is a file that the browser uses to store these... and likely cookies may be involved. How can I go about editing the bad entries in these files?
  4. I periodically get a flurry of "Mail Delivery System" errors. I just sat down and checked my email after checking it only about 3 hours ago and had over 60 emails with some variation of the Returned mail / failure notice / Undeliverable mail / etc. This has occurred to me several times in the past. It seems I'll get a series of these, then nothing for a few months. When I look at the emails it appears that emails were sent using my email address. In other words it appears that my email was "hijacked". The returned "Mail Delivery System" emails appear to be from all over the world. I sent
  5. Hi Chuck, Thanks for the fast response. I'm glad the log looks clean. How do I confirm the restrictions you suggest below? Thanks, Andy
  6. I checked my email this morning and had over 600 "Mail Delivery System" type error messages. I've checked through the day and I'm still receiving them. The "From" and "Subject" lines vary in wording, but all indicate the a mail server somewhere is rejecting mail sent from me. Could I have some sort of Malware that is sending SPAM or worse from my machine. I have an up-to-date version of AVG 7.5 running on my machine and I also ran it this morning after I detected the problem. It only found a few tracking cookies. Here's the HijackThis log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan sav
  7. I have a Sapphire Radeon 9600SE Edition 128MB graphics card running dual monitors. The two monitors are an old 17" Sony Trinitron and a Nokis 447L. The Sony monitor is dying (yellow color and cuts out frequently). I'd like to replace the Sony with a 20" flatscreen LCD monitor. All the flat screens I've looked at use a resolution of 1680x1050 (which I think it the HxW ratio of HDTV). The Sapphire card doesn't support the 1680x1050 resolution. Is there a driver update that would help, or am I destined to get a new graphics card too?
  8. Therock, Thanks for your help and recommendations. I will implement the recommendations ASAP Everythimg is working well now, no more Photoshop take overs... Have a great 2007... you guys ar true cyber heroes Andy
  9. Attached is a new Hijackthis log Hmmm... attachment didn't seem to work, so I've cut and pasted it below Thanks a lot ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 9:26:27 AM, on 1/3/2007 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe C:\Program Files\
  10. Hi, The ATF and Panda scans have been completed. Attached is the Panda active scan... seems attaching the file is more space efficient than cut and pasting Thanks, Andy Activescan_01_02_07.txt
  11. It looks like part of the AVG log was cut off so I'm attaching the text log Thanks, Andy Report_Scan_20070102_131132.txt
  12. Here is the new AVG log Thanks ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ --------------------------------------------------------- AVG Anti-Spyware - Scan Report --------------------------------------------------------- + Created at: 1:11:32 PM 1/2/2007 + Scan result: C:\Documents and Settings\aghoffmann\My Documents\WorkNetworkFiles\ANewSwitch\CopyOfMyDocs\desktop\holdfile\site managers\CrystalSiteUpdater\csu100.exe -> Backdoor.NetSpy : Cleaned. C:\Documents and Settings\aghoffmann\My Documents\WorkOldP100\desktop\holdfile\site managers\CrystalSiteUpdater\csu100.exe -> Backdoor.NetSpy : Cleaned. :moz
  13. A few weeks ago I noticed that Photoshop (7.0) was open when I sat down at my computer. I figured that my daughter was using it and just left it open. Then last week it opened on its own while I was working. Since then it has been happening more frequently... In fact, it has opened and reopened about ten times while I have been writing this short description... Any ideas? It's getting really frustrating as you might imagine!! Thanks, Andy Attached is a recent (just now) Hijackthis log ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 5:17:46 PM, on 1/1/2007 Plat
  14. Hi Terrorist 75, Before I change things in the start up files I have a few questions: • Is Mike Lin’s program what I should be using to disable programs? • If I change something that I later want to have back, how do I do that? • Since the last list I sent you I’ve added a few programs. Below is a list of the new entries listed in Mike Lin’s Startup Also, any ideas on the yellow form fields described in my last post? Thanks, Andy _______________________________________ Here are the NEW files listed in Mike Lin’s Start up since installing the new Norton AV, the various program
  15. Hi Terrorist 75, I have finally followed up on your suggestion to get checked at the Malware Forum. I have gone through their recommendations and now have a clean bill of health. Here's the link to that topic: You mentioned that you thought some of the programs in my startup may be questionable. I'd like to follow up on that. Do you need a new list of startup programs? Also, another issue that I have noticed lately that makes me suspect something is amiss is that in web pages that have forms some of the form fields now have a yellow