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Cool. :whistling:

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Uhh, yea. One more, tiny, miniscule problem.

The firewall doesn't seem to allow me to connect for more then, say, 5 minutes.

Anyway, I usually just turn it off when I'm playing, but is this safe?

I mean, is it horribly common for viruses to be transferred through an online game? I highly doubt it, I just wanna make sure.

This is the last problem, really. *cough*
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The firewall doesn't seem to allow me to connect for more then, say, 5 minutes.

That's weird. You mean you connect to the internet, and then after 5 minutes, you lose the connection?

Anyway, I usually just turn it off when I'm playing, but is this safe?

Yes, and no. If you're playing something online, like a store-bought game, like Halo, then it is perfectly fine to turn the firewall off, if you know your computer is clean. If you know you got an infection or something trying to connect to the internet, you should never turn it off until the infection is removed.

If you are playing games online that are part of a website, it is also ok to turn it off. I wouldn't call it "common" to get infected by game sites, but there are "game" sites that include infections. A nifty thing to do would be to install McAfee's Site Advisor, which would warn you about such malicious sites, as well as sites that are scams. If McAfee gives you the "all clear" on a game site, then I'd say you can turn the firewall off, as long as you still have your anti-virus running. :whistling:

I've had a few instances of McAfee's Site advisor becoming corrupt and needing to reinstall. I think they're still beta testing it, even though they don't say so (or maybe I missed it :) ). So I would keep the setup file to reinstall it if that happens. Even though it's not perfect, I find it too useful to be without. :help:

I'm at school right now, so if you are still having trouble with Sygate disconnecting you, we'll investigate as soon as I get home. :blink:

Edited by computerwiz12890, 27 September 2006 - 08:15 AM.

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Well, the only problem is with the game itself.

And I'm usually not on any website's while I'm playing, due to the fact that it's a full screen game, that I've had downloaded a while, it's a pretty popular game, so I'd assume this is fine. I probably woulda heard about any viruses running through the game in the several year's it's been out. :whistling:

EDIT: Grmmbllgh. Ok, is there a way to unblock sites on it? For example, the search function on Yahoo.com doesn't work well, if at all with it. : /

I can work around it, no big deal. Just wondering.

Edited by Menos, 27 September 2006 - 03:18 PM.

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Ok, is there a way to unblock sites on it? For example, the search function on Yahoo.com doesn't work well, if at all with it. : /

That's weird. :blink: When you say it doesn't work well...do you mean it is slow...or gives you a "page cannot be displayed"?

As soon as I get home from my classes I'll check out the Sygate on my dad's computer and see what I can find about that. :whistling:
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.... Well, shucks. NOW we have a corrupt windows file.

So, uhh. How about we try that replacing windows file thing eh? ._.

I'll check around for friends with the disk, but I promise nothing. Mainly because only one even has a chance of having it.

EDIT: Oh, and it is slow, but never loads the next page.

BTW, another file went down, it might've been windows telling me about the same one though.

C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$\KB916281\SP2QFE\danim.dll was the one.

Also, the little window's telling me to dskchck and what files are corrupt only pop up after the computer "wakes up" from being asleep. Is that normal, or could this be a virus generating these messages?

EDIT2: Also, will check disk require anything too complicated, or do I just stick the disk in, and everything is back to normal?

Edited by Menos, 28 September 2006 - 05:09 PM.

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Just thought I'd make sure you saw the myriad of edits there.

I'd really appreciate a response on this ASAP. Really starting to freak me out.
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Wow, wonder what happened. Do this before we run chkdsk:

Download and run hijackthis Do a scan and then save a log. Take the log and ATTACH IT (do not post) to your next post. In order to attach it, you will either need to change the .log extension to .txt, or you will have to put the log into a compressed (zipped) folder.

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.


After you post the log, we'll run check disk. You do not need your XP CD for it:

Go to Start, Run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally, then the monitor will show progress of the scan, rather than going to Windows. Do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.
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Here's the log. The topic got moved, so I was disoriented for the moment. ._.

I'll run chkdsk in a moment. I'm doing something right now, sorreh.

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Actually, did you want me to wait until you posted again to run it, or should I run it now?

I'd rather not fiddle with something when I don't know for sure. ._.

EDIT: Sorry, I'm going to bed. Really tired for some reason. I'll run chkdsk in the morning.

EDIT2: I'm back. And the files have stopped corrupting, so my worries of my computer eating it'self away from the inside out are unfounded.

Edited by Menos, 29 September 2006 - 02:48 PM.

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I just thought, why would you put chkdsk in that post if you didn't want me to do it?

I'm doing it now. I'll return with the results.
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It just... went along. Loaded up and scanned. Nothing outta the ordinary.

Sorry for the triple post. ._.;
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Whoa, ya lost me. Where do we stand right now? any problems?

I didn't see anything unusual in the HJT log. And as for chkdsk, you can find out if it fixed anything by looking at the report (and post it so I can see). To find it:

Go to Start --> Run and type eventvwr and press enter. I don't remember if it's going to be under System or Applications, but under one of those, you will find an entry with its source being winlogon and it will be at or around the time when the CHKDSK scan completed. double-click that entry to see the report. And post that report, for my curiosity. :whistling:
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Oh, ok. Sorry, didn't realize. Be back in a sec with the report.
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Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 192 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 192 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 192 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.

190916459 KB total disk space.
25953948 KB in 87534 files.
35424 KB in 4422 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
184207 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
164742880 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
47729114 total allocation units on disk.
41185720 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
10 93 01 00 3f 67 01 00 55 04 02 00 00 00 00 00 ....?g..U.......
f4 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ .......
ec ba 83 02 00 00 00 00 f2 86 45 2d 00 00 00 00 ..........E-....
72 c9 f3 02 00 00 00 00 e6 c9 99 68 02 00 00 00 r..........h....
56 d9 f0 0d 09 00 00 00 f0 04 f9 b0 0b 00 00 00 V...............
50 e3 bc be 00 00 00 00 10 3a 07 00 ee 55 01 00 P........:...U..
00 00 00 00 00 70 1a 30 06 00 00 00 46 11 00 00 .....p.0....F...

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.


For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....link/events.asp.


There's the post, sorry if you wanted it attached, I wasn't sure.
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