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You don't want to use the net use command to remake the S: connection.  It's only if you get to work and can't connect to the network drive then.  You should be able to delete the S: drive from Explorer or Computer.  Just right click on it and Disconnect.  See:

 

http://www.7tutorial...rives-windows-7


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ok. I did that. I'll reboot now and see if things seem better.  

 

Here is the last update on the black screen

 

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright © 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
 
C:\Windows\system32>net use
New connections will be remembered.
 
 
Status       Local     Remote                    Network
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unavailable  S:        \\MINI-SERVE\Share folders
                                                Microsoft Windows Network
The command completed successfully.
 
 
C:\Windows\system32>net use s:  \\MINI-SERVE\Share folders
s: has a remembered connection to \\MINI-SERVE\Share folders. Do you
want to overwrite the remembered connection? (Y/N) [Y]: y
An error occurred while saving your profile : Access Denied. The state of your r
emembered connections has not changed.
 
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 3678.
 
 
C:\Windows\system32>

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If I wind up needing a new computer, should I try and stay away from the backup (click free) hard drive and the Mini Serve network?  I know this sounds dumb to someone like you but now I am afraid of everything and I certainly don't want to buy a new laptop and constantly run in to things that are slowing it down and bringing me right back to this situation again.


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It's OK to run the net use command to see if the delete was successful.  Doesn't appear that it was actually.  

 

Try

net use s: /delete

Do not run the net use s:  \\MINI-SERVE\Share folders command unless you get to work and have trouble logging in.

 

My feeling is that something happened to your click free program.  Perhaps an antivirus ate part of it.  It's supposed to be a decent program.  I expect next time you plug in your backup drive it will want to reinstall itself.  

 

The mini-serve network is probably where you save files at work so you will need it when you get to work.  You just don't need it when you get home.  


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RKinner. Thank you so much for all of the help.  I felt like at times the PC was acting better but it just keep stalling. And it has at times this weekend when I really needed it to work with me for some work purposes.  

 

I am thinking of buying a new one tomorrow since this keeps causing me so many issues.  Can I ask you if I get something simple, will I just fall in to these same issues I am currently having? Is there a way to bypass all the security and pay a site like you run for protection? 

 

Dell - Inspiron  Intel Core i5 (or i7) - 8GB Memory - 1TB HD


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You can't bypass security unless you are not connected to the Internet.  Just get Kasperski's anti-virus.  It's probably the best out there.  Make sure you install Cryptoprevent and FileHippo's update checker.  Use Chrome with AdBlockPlus and you should be OK.  See my goodbye for links:  You will most likely wide up with Windows 8.1 when you buy new.  Going to be a steep learning curve on it.  They have changed everything.

 

 
You can uninstall or delete any tools we had you download and their logs. 
 
If we ran Combofix:To uninstall combofix, copy the next line:
 
"%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix.exe" /Uninstall
 
Start, All Programs, Accessories then right click on Command Prompt and Run As Administrator.
then right click, Paste, then hit Enter.
 
 
 
OTL has a cleanup tab but DO NOT USE IT!.  There are reports that it leaves the PC unbootable.  Instead just delete  OTL.exe and the folder c:\_OTL.
 
To hide hidden files again:
 
Vista or Win7
 
# Open the Control Panel menu and click Folder Options.
# After the new window appears select the View tab.
# Remove the check in the  checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
# Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Do not Show hidden files and folders.
# Check the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.

# Press the Apply button and then the OK button and exit My Computer.

 

Make sure you have the latest versions of any adobe.com products you use like Shockwave, Flash or Acrobat.  

 
Whether you use adobe reader, acrobat or fox-it to read pdf files you need to disable Javascript in the program.  There is an exploit out there now that can use it to get on your PC.  For Adobe Reader:  Start, All Programs, Adobe Reader, Edit, Preferences, Click on Javascript in the left column and uncheck Enable Acrobat Javascript.  OK Close program.  It's the same for Foxit reader except you uncheck Enable Javascript Actions. 
 
Unless you have the latest version of Avast which has its own update checker:  To help keep your programs up-to-date you should download and run the UpdateChecker: 
(You don't need to download Betas and if there is a program you don't use you can just uninstall it rather than update it.  Exception is MSN messenger which appears to be part of Windows.)
If you get a blocked program notice after installing updatechecker then change it to not run at start then manually run it once a week.
 Seems to work best if Firefox is the default browser.  Windows always hides its icon so you need to unhide it.  Click on the up arrow to the left of the clock.  Then click on Customize.  Maximize the window so you can see all of the options.  Scroll Down and find the File Hippo UpdateChecker and change its Behaviors to Show Icon and Notifications.  OK.  When you reboot you should see the icon.  It will take it a minute to finish checking then it will put up a bubble if you need to update something. Click on the bubble and it should open in your browser.  (Seems to work best if it uses Firefox.  If you do not use Firefox as your default browser then right click on the icon and click on Settings. Then on Results.  Change the Open Results in Default Browser to Custom Browser and then select the line that has Firefox.exe in it.  While there, also check Hide Beta Versions.  OK. )  You will see a list of programs that have updates with green down arrows next to them.  You do not need to download any Beta Versions.  There is an option Settings to Hide Beta Versions.  I do not advise updating Windows Messenger unless you really use it so I right click on the Icon and Customize Results then find Microsoft Messenger and change Show All Releases to Hide All Releases.  OK. 
 
If you use Chrome/Firefox/IE then get the AdBlock Plus Add-on.  Go to adblockplus.org with each browser and get the add-on.
 
If Chrome/Firefox is slow loading make sure it only has the current Java add-on.  Then download and run Speedy Fox.
http://www.crystalidea.com/speedyfox .  Close Chrome/Firefox. Hit Optimize.   You can run it any time that Chrome/Firefox seems slow.
 
Be warned:  If you use Limewire, utorrent or any of the other P2P programs you will almost certain be coming back to the Malware Removal forum.  If you must use P2P then submit any files you get to http://virustotal.com before you open them.

Due to a recent rise in the number of Crytolocker infections I am now recommending you install:
 
CryptoPrevent
 
 
The free version does not update on its own so you should check for updated versions once in a while.

 

 

 
 
 
If you have a router, log on to it today and change the default password!  If using a Wireless router you really should be using encryption on the link.  Use the strongest (newest) encryption method that your router and PC wireless adapter support especially if you own a business.  See http://www.king5.com...-120637284.html and http://www.seattlepi...ted-1344185.php for why encryption is important.  If you don't know how, visit the router maker's website.  They all have detailed step by step instructions or a wizard you can download.
 
Special note on Java.  Old Java versions should be removed after first clearing the Java Cache by following the instructions in:
Then remove the old versions by going to Control Panel, Programs and Features and Uninstall all Java programs which are not Java Version 7 update 25 or better.  These may call themselves: Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, J2RE, J2SE.  Get the latest version from Java.com.  They will usually attempt to foist some garbage like the Ask toolbar, Yahoo toolbar or McAfee Security Scan on you as part of the download.  Just uncheck the garbage before the download (or install) starts.  If you use a 64-bit browser and want the 64-bit version of Java you need to use it to visit java.com.
Due to multiple security problems with Java we are now recommending that it not be installed unless you absolutely know you need it.  IF that is the case then go to Control Panel, Java, Security and slide it up to the highest level.  OK.
 
Make sure Windows Updates is turned and that it works.  Go to Control panel, Windows Updates and see if it works.  

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