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Both IE and FF open fast, im not installing anything, including java, if needed for a site, but other then that its seems fast.
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1 thing i noticed when i start my pc, is stops at the black window, where the countdown begins for me to chose what to open. Windows xp professional, or system recovery. I have to either hit a key or let the clock run out.

This is OK and can stay this way. But if you want to modify that you can do the following:
  • Click Start and the Run...
  • Type in sysdm.cpl and click OK button.
  • In System Properties window click on Advanced tab.
  • In Startup and Recovery section click on Settings.
  • Here you can lower start time by lowering second for Time to display list of operating systems.
  • You can also remove System Recovery option by editing boot file if you click on Edit button, but I don't recommend doing this.
Yes, you can install your favourites plug-ins for FF.
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okay, this adobe plug in, i dont understand. Im not getting a dropdown box when i need to install these plug ins, so i installed the adobe from their site, but its not showing up in my plug-ins still. Im wondering if i should get rid of FF and use Chrome, or something.
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You have to download Flash player for FF here (do this using FF) and install it manualy. You have to close all instances of FF when installing it.
You can check your version of Flash here.

Im wondering if i should get rid of FF and use Chrome, or something.

I'm using all of them. I also recommend Opera.
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okay i did that, it shows up in your links, but not in my plug ins for firefox. Its not in the manage addons for IE either. I dont know what happend, but its just gone. It was there forever untill, last week. Im just dont understand. :)
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Well, i dont wanna hold you up any longer, if im virus free. Then should i post in hardware or another section for this adobe issue?
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Is Flash working or not? Why you want it listed in plug-ins?
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well ever since it disappeared from the plug in page, my games stopped working. The 1 game i play sort of serious, with money put into that account... Otherwise i guess i just wouldnt play them.

Edited by sicilian, 26 September 2011 - 04:02 PM.

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So these game are not working currently? Can you give me a link to this games please?
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Maybe you need Shockwave.
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well shockwave is listed in the plug in page, i didnt download it. Im not to familiar with it. The game is on Facebook, and its "Mafia Wars". I think you need to be joined to Facebook.

Edited by sicilian, 26 September 2011 - 04:20 PM.

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Maybe i need it for IE too? But only use facebook in FIre Fox

Edited by sicilian, 26 September 2011 - 04:29 PM.

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Try to install Chrome and flash for Chrome. Then try if it is working in this browser.
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Okay i installed chrome. For some reason i dont need adobe flash for my game in this browser, it showed things in my game that would have made me download adobe for in IE, and FireFox. I did find the tool/extensions but its empty. Went to you tube, and was able to see a video, when usually i need some flash or whatever. So i dont really understand chrome at all, dont have much to say bout this browser yet.

Edited by sicilian, 26 September 2011 - 05:48 PM.

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Your logs shows that your system is clean. If you have no further issues with your computer, then please proceed with the following housekeeping procedures outlined below.

Removing the tools we used:

Reset System Restore points:

  • Please reopen Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Copy (select all lines inside quote box and press CTRL+C) and Paste (press CTRL+V) the following code into the Posted Image textbox.

    :Commands
    [ClearAllRestorePoints]

  • Click on Posted Image button.
  • OTL may ask to reboot the machine. Please do so if asked.
  • Click on Posted Image button.

NEXT...

OTL Clean-Up:

  • Reopen Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click on Posted Image
  • You will be prompted to reboot your system. Please do so.

If you still have any tools or logs leftover on your computer you can go ahead and delete those off of your computer now.


There are a few things I recommend you to do once your computer is completely clean:

Updates for Windows - One of the essentials is to keep your computer updated with the latest operating system patches and security fixes. Windows Updates are constantly being revised to combat the newest hacks and threats, Microsoft releases security updates that help your computer from becoming vulnerable. It is best if you have these set to download automatically.

How to turn on Automatic Updates for Windows:

Updates for other installed software

A common attack method for hacking attempts and malware installs is to exploit known vulnerabilities in programs that are commonly installed on a person's computer. These vulnerabilities could allow a remote user or malware developer to install malware, keyloggers, and backdoors on to your computer without your knowledge or permission.
Some of the programs that are commonly exploited include Adobe Shockwave, Adobe Reader, Sun Java, Adobe Flash, and even Windows itself. Therefore it is crucial that everyone remain vigilant as to when a security vulnerability is found in our installed programs and to update it when a security update is released. Unfortunately, no one has the time to stay on top of these updates, which can happen frequently.

I highly recommend you to install Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) that can be used to scan your computer for known vulnerable programs, provide information on the vulnerability, and provide a location to an update for the vulnerable program. A tutorial on how to use Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) can be found here: Keep Software Updated with Secunia PSI.

Web Browsers - Picking the right internet browser is very important. You need to find one that suits your needs but that is also safe. All browsers listed below are far more secure than Internet Explorer, immune to almost all known browser hijackers, and also have the best built-in pop up blockers.

Although, if you prefer staying with Internet Explorer I highly recommend you do this :

Make Internet Explorer more secure:
  • Click Start > Run
  • Type Inetcpl.cpl & click OK
  • Click on the Security tab
  • Click Reset all zones to default level
  • Make sure the Internet Zone is selected & Click Custom level
  • In the ActiveX section, set the options Download signed and unsigned ActiveX controls to Prompt, and Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable.
  • Next click OK, then Apply button and then OK to exit the Internet Properties page.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:

Now after all these steps, your PC will be more secure. However it is important to note that you can still get infected if you are not careful. One of the best security programs you can have is common sense. As malware gets more sophisticated, you need to be more wary. If you do get caught though and the above steps can't help prevent it, we will be here to help you out.

Stay secure and thank you for choosing GeeksToGo.
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