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    Please help! I fell for a "UPS unable to deliver because of incorrect address" email

    If any tech person gets around to reading this, thanks anyway, but I have managed to fix the problem. Having had trouble with TrendMicro Internet Security when I once tried to use Malwarebytes anti-virus, I didn't dare use it at first, but when I finally did, this morning, out of desperation...
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    Please help! I fell for a "UPS unable to deliver because of incorrect address" email

    I don't know whether this is due to the infection I am worrying about, but as of yesterday, when I use Start>Run, I find that all the items that used to be in the list there, like msconfig, regedit, %temp%, and others whose names I can't remember, had been deleted.
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    Please help! I fell for a "UPS unable to deliver because of incorrect address" email

    Mad at myself for clicking links, etc., without checking, but I am expecting some packages and got taken in, thanks to being in a hurry before going out. After I clicked on the link and executable, which didn't open anything, but instead turned off my computer, I knew I was in trouble. Dell...
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    Character encoding gone crazy in Cox.net email

    Dell Dimension XPS 400, WinXP Media Edition (English) Dell Dimension 2350, WinXP Home Edition (English) Our ISP is Cox.net. About a week ago, all of a sudden, we could no longer read emails in Japanese at our Cox address. Whether we are sending or receiving, all the kanji characters come...
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    Have lost Windows Mixer

    Thanks. This seems like a good occasion for me to use that grand new slang expression, DUH! I don't know why I didn't think of that, but I will, the next time I lose an icon! I appreciate your helping with even such a stupid request.
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    Have lost Windows Mixer

    WinXP Home Del Dimension 8200 768 Ram I know I had the icon for it in the system tray originally, but I must have deleted its icon some time ago, and now that I need it, I can't find it in the list of Programs nor by doing a search of C:\. (Admitedly, Search frequently does not find things...
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    At startup, keyboard insisting on back USB, not front.

    Being self-taught and inexperienced, I was a bit afraid of touching the BIOS, so I decided to get a USB hub, which I attached to one of the almost inaccessible USB ports on the front of my computer. The keyboard cable went to the back, where it wanted to be, and all appears to be well. I knew of...
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    At startup, keyboard insisting on back USB, not front.

    Thanks very much. Unfortunately, I have to go out now and won't be back till late afternoon, but I much appreciate your advice and will post a reply here, hopefully this evening, as to how things go.
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    At startup, keyboard insisting on back USB, not front.

    Dell Dimension 8200 WinXP Home Edition, SP2 My Microsoft Digital Pro Keyboard, which I bought at the beginning of last month, was working fine. Then I got an i-Pod Shuffle that wouldn't plug into a front USB port because of the angle, so I switched the keyboard cable to the front and am...
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    Old lady--found porn sites in Registry!

    Did it! Thanks loads, but may I ask (1)what difference there is in emptying %temp% in safe mode and doing it in regulare mode? I have done the latter once or twice, but is that less effective for some reason? (2) There was a file in there connected to Roxio, whose program I use for...
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    Old lady--found porn sites in Registry!

    I have run AdAware and updated my SpyBot program and run that, and there appear to be no more problems. Just in case, I have also downloaded Spywareguard (Didn't know about this one, either), as you suggested. Thanks so much for all the help. It felt great when SpyBot 'congratulated' me because...
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    Old lady--found porn sites in Registry!

    Thanks for the very thorough and easy-to-follow directions. I have finished using AboutBuster, which I had never heard of before, but will keep for future use, and have downloaded the newest version of AdAware, but now I have to go to work. I will post again this evening. AboutBuster only found...
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    Old lady--found porn sites in Registry!

    I'm sorry about that. Here is the new one. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 12:32:47 PM, on 7/5/2005 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe...
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    Old lady--found porn sites in Registry!

    Here it is. I hope I've done it right. Thanks. Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2 Scan saved at 11:39:32 AM, on 7/5/2005 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe...
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