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Re: firefox and other problems

Unread postby humanerror » January 6th, 2009, 2:53 pm

I checked both individually in slot 1. No errors.

ABIT Computer (IS7-V2) Intel 848P 800MHz DDR400

Kingston IGB 400MHz DDR CL3
Veritech VM512MB DDR PC400 (reads on the sticker on the chip)
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Re: firefox and other problems

Unread postby John B. » January 6th, 2009, 4:30 pm

It could be that slot 2 is faulty. Can you give it a try with slot 1 empty and slot 2 filled?
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Re: firefox and other problems

Unread postby humanerror » January 7th, 2009, 5:11 pm

I checked both chips one at a time in slot 2.. zero errors.
My screen had strange vertical lines for a while after last startup.
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Re: firefox and other problems

Unread postby John B. » January 8th, 2009, 11:50 am

Hi,

I checked both chips one at a time in slot 2.. zero errors.

And you already check with both chips in, but the other way around, didn't you? That also gives a lot of errors, right? I suspect that the chips conflict together, but cannot tell for sure. I know guys that can tell you for sure: WhatTheTech. If you really want to know what is exactly going on with your hardware, you can register and post a new topic in this subforum:
http://forums.whatthetech.com/General_H ... _f126.html
Make sure you tell them exactly what your problem is and what we already concluded and link to this topic so they can review everything if they want to.

My screen had strange vertical lines for a while after last startup.

After another couple of reboots not anymore, right?

This is my normal post for when you are clear - which you now are - or seem to be.
Please advise of any problems you still have. If you think you're clean please give one more reply so that I can archive this topic.

Now that you are clean, I got some tips & tricks for you to keep your computer clean and secure. The first few (like removing dangerous tools and Windows Update) have to be done, the others are optional (beginning with Spybot S &D).

It may seem like your system will be too much protected with all these things installed, but a lot of programs aren't running always on the background so don't slow down your computer. Please take a look at the following things:
  • Uninstall tools - The following will not only uninstall ComboFix but also clean up some other dangerous tools and backups, clean up the System Restore points and hide the system files.
    • Go to Start
    • Click on Run
    • Type ComboFix /u (Note: This command is case sensitive.)
    After doing that with ComboFix, do this with OTCleanIt to remove the tools not removed by ComboFix.
    • Download OTCleanIt from http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/ol ... leanIt.exe to your desktop.
    • Click the OTCleanIt icon on your desktop.
    • Click the CleanUp button.
    • If you get any pop ups asking if it is OK let the program proceed.
    • At the end the program will ask to let it reboot the computer. Let it do so.
    You may delete any logs left on the desktop.

  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    • Click once on the Security tab
    • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    • Click once on the Custom Level button.
      • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
      • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
      • Change the Initialise and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
      • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
      • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
      • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
      • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
      • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.

  • Update your Anti Virus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Anti virus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your anti virus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

  • Visit Microsoft's Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://update.microsoft.com/ regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

  • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option.
    This will provide real-time spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software. A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
    Tutorail for Spybot S & D

  • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will add a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs. You can download it here:
    SpywareBlaster

  • Install MVPS HOSTS - This custom hosts file effectively blocks a wide range of unwanted ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and many hijackers.
    For information on how to download and install, please read this tutorial here:
    WinHelp2002
    Note: Be sure to follow the instructions to disable the DNS Client service before installing a custom hosts file.

  • Bookmark general cleanup link - It could be that your computer is becoming slower and slower. This is not always the cause of malware. Most of the times it's malware when you're computer is suddenly getting slow or doing strange. When the slowdown increases slowly, check (so now bookmark) this link for tips & tricks:
    What to do if your Computer's running slowly

  • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.

Follow this list and your potential for being infected will reduce dramatically.

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Re: firefox and other problems

Unread postby humanerror » January 8th, 2009, 3:05 pm

Hi John!
My 1GB Kingston chip has got a value "CL3" on the sticker. A "guru" friend of mine visited me and noticed it. He noticed too that my pc had value CL2,5. I couldn't exactly keep up, so please excuse again my unprofessional language, but he changed it to 3. The problem might be solved now. My friend also noticed that my graphics card ventilator is damaged, so there comes the recent problems with my screen... I'm gonna get a new ventilator and then I will probably be able to finally see, do the memory chips work together.
Thanks for the Whatthetech link! I think you have done all you could and actually a lot lot more, cause this wasnt malware related... I thank you very much. I will follow your final tips & tricks now. Feel free to archive this topic. Good luck for 2009!
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Re: firefox and other problems

Unread postby Gary R » January 8th, 2009, 6:54 pm

As your problems appear to have been resolved, this topic is now closed.

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