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A strange new thing in Device Manager


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Pazma

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Today I noticed this in my Device Manager:

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It's never been there before and as you can see Microsoft seems to have a problem with it. I don't know if it was there and had the necessary driver or if it just showed up. I've recently cleaned out my pc, I had some viruses and did the usual defrag and registry clean bit and uninstalled a few programs I wasn't using too often although I don't know if that contributed.

Can anyone tell me what it is please because a google search came up with nothing, literally nothing?

Edited by Pazma, 19 September 2010 - 05:51 PM.

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Hi Pazma,
Can you provide your MB details so we can see what onboard facilities it has.
What software did you use for cleaning your system?
Stating the obvious here but it looks like something has activated an unused
programme,possibly to set up a Raid Array if it has it will just mean disabling
it again but it needs to be determined what it is 1st and that it is safe to do so.
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This is my mobo:

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I used a combination of MalwareBytes, AVG Free, eset online scan, advanced system care 3 (free), ccleaner and combofix. I noticed that windows explorer shuts down every now and then too, not the PC just explorer, then restarts, I don't know if it's related.
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Got your MB details so I will see what info I can find on it.
The reason I asked what you used to clean your system was to
see if you used CCleaner, I used it a couple of weeks back and
when I booted up again all passwords that I had disabled had
been re-activated so it may be possible that is what has gone
on with your system.
I will post back when I have any info.
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Pazma

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Thanks Phill :D
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Hi Pazma,
You are welcome and I hope the information below makes some sense to you;
Well I have had a good look everywhere and the nearest I can find to it is the link below which doesn`t tell me much but it may do to someone else, from what I can gather it is a type of micro controller for HDDs of all types and even flash drives and remote controlled toys etc, have a look and see what you think,
http://www.okisemi.c...n32/micon32.htm

ARM–512 128 Yes 87 3/16 UART:1, I2C:1, SSIO:2,
I2S:1, DMAC:4ch
USB(HS) Device:1,
IDE controller,
NAND Flash IF,
A/D(4ch/10bit) 272LFBGA
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I had some viruses and did the usual defrag and registry clean bit and uninstalled a few programs I wasn't using too often although I don't know if that contributed.

The problem I see here is the virus bit and also the registry clean bit.

You might want to poat in the malware removal forum and make sure you are clean.
As for registry cleaners....
A registry cleaner will not increase your system's speed or performance, and has the potential to break your registry to the point that your PC is no longer bootable. We strongly advise that people stay away from any of the registry cleaners out there. Go HERE to get more information about why registry cleaners aren't needed.

Thanks to Sari for the explanation

Link to "Why not to use a Registry cleaner"

http://miekiemoes.bl...weaking_13.html
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Yikes! My knowledge doesn't extend to that level. ;) I have no idea what it is or what it does, nothing seems to be broken so far so I think it's best to just leave it alone. If it aint broke, don't fix it! :D

Thanks for all your searching though, I'll do as the comment above says and see if it's a virus problem. Thanks again.

Edited by Pazma, 20 September 2010 - 10:42 AM.

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Thanks runner, I'll head over to the Malware Removal now.
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I used it a couple of weeks back and
when I booted up again all passwords that I had disabled had
been re-activated

because you let ccleaner delete you cookie files
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Today I noticed this in my Device Manager:

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It's never been there before and as you can see Microsoft seems to have a problem with it. I don't know if it was there and had the necessary driver or if it just showed up. I've recently cleaned out my pc, I had some viruses and did the usual defrag and registry clean bit and uninstalled a few programs I wasn't using too often although I don't know if that contributed.

Can anyone tell me what it is please because a google search came up with nothing, literally nothing?

so click continue anyway and let windows reinstall the driver for a device on your motherboard ,that somehow got deleted ,no biggie just click on continue anyway
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O.K. Thanks Bing.

*EDIT*

This happened:

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Edited by Pazma, 20 September 2010 - 08:08 PM.

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Hi, what do you have connected to your comp. apart from keyboard & mouse ?.
do you have any add in cards ? (pci etc.)
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I used it a couple of weeks back and
when I booted up again all passwords that I had disabled had
been re-activated

because you let ccleaner delete you cookie files

Off topic but thanks for enlightening me Bing7

Pazma see post #2 if it is annoying you as it is not used disable it.

Edited by phillpower2, 21 September 2010 - 02:08 AM.

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O.K. Thanks Bing.

*EDIT*

This happened:

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ok, in device manager right click on it and delete it ,reboot computer ,did it come back and look to be installed again

Edited by Bing7, 21 September 2010 - 03:38 AM.

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