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yoscooby

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Every time I switch on my computer the date and time has reset itself to jan '00 time 00.00.00. I have reinstalled windows but this has not solved my problems any advice. I also have an exe file EFATI9CE.EXE that nothink seems to remove. not a computer wizz so any advice would be brilliant!!

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problem one is caused by a dead cmos battery, which looks like a watch battery and is on the motherboard...it will need to be replaced

problem two....my first reaction is that it is a virus, but it looks vaguely familiar....where is this file?
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Cheers for the pointer, i'm not sure where the file is I just see it in the processes part of the task manager. you can end this exe file and it doesn't seem to return during any given session however when the computer is powered off then back on it reappears. I believe as you say it is a virus I'm not entirely sure what impact it has on my system although it could be to blame for any number of things. It seems to pass unnoticed on any spyware scans and when running AVG etc.
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Please run hijackthis (see link in my signature), then save a log and ATTACH IT (do not post) to your next post. We do not like to post hijackthis logs in sections other than the malware forum as we do not want to encourage people to post malware issues in this forum.

I am not looking for malware. I am looking for what programs or combinations of programs might cause this behavior. If I notice any malware, I will redirect you to the malware forum.

If you post a hijackthis log in this forum, several trusted techs will come to your house and eat all of your Ritz crackers, Cheeze Doodal and any sweet pickles you have in your fridge. We will also put our feet up on all of your coffee tables. This is no joke. We'll do it. It's not pretty.
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I've seen them do it.
OBEY THE GEEKS
OR DIE!!!!!!
or you could hide your food
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hope this is what you were looking for there is unfortunately not a biscuit, cracker or jammie dodger in sight. you can however put your feet on or in fact destroy any coffee table which you may find here.

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ooh yeah..now I remember...part of your epson photo printer...leave it be
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silly me!

What a dumb name for a bit of me printer.
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yes, it is...difficult to decipher what they are when they do that
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