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Mouse & Keyboard Freeze/Monitor Distorted--Virus?


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Yes, all correct!

One addition: I can ping the router from my machine.
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Same as before in IE. Ping "timed out."
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My suggestion is to go to the Control Panel>Network and remove the TCP/IP protocol. Close and reboot.
Go back to the network menu and click the protocols tab, click Add, then TCP/IP and apply. Choose yes to use DHCP. Close and reboot. Check for internet connection.

You may want to wait for other suggestions.
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I should remove all TCP/IP's?
I don't see a protocols tab. I have configuration?
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Been awhile since I had an ME machine. :tazz:

Yes, remove all TCP/IP protocols. The Add button is on the Configuration tab. You will be adding a Microsoft>TCP/IP protocol.
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Dave~

I deleted everything in Network and rebooted.

I reinstalled the card when prompted and had to choose the driver file again. Rebooted.

I went back in to Network and added TCP/IP and rebooted.

I don't know what you did (or what I did for that matter) different this time, but I am communicating with you from my computer!!!!! :) :) :)

What can I do to make sure it will last this time? :tazz:
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I had gotten back on once before, but it was short lived! A little hesitant to hope this is it! But waaaaaaaaaayyy happy right now!

:) :tazz: :)

I'm counting my blessings . . .

Almost afraid to ask anyone anything else, buttttttttttt ............

I still have this little issue with my display being a real mess.
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Yipee!@!@ :)

First, update your AV and then install a firewall. :tazz:
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Already on it!
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:tazz: :) Once again Dave....you da man!! :) :)


High 5's to EVERYONE. Excellent work my friends.
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I have subscription for McAfee; however, having been all over this site and using all of the other programs, what do you suggest I continuously run?

I am downloading McAfee right now and regularly use Ad-Aware. Are these sufficient?
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Ummm.............lets get to the display problems tomorrow. I need sleep now. :tazz: In the mean-time, check for driver updates for your video card.
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Thanks so much for all of your help.

Thank you, Dave.
Thank you, Peter.
Thank you, Leurgy.
Thank you, Dsenette.
Thank you, Metallica.
Thank you, Kat.

I sure hope I didn't miss anyone.

You are all the best!

Dave~ get some rest!

I think I'll get the best nights' sleep for the first time in more than a month.

Absolutely!!! We can tackle everything else tomorrow!

Thanks again to everyone!!!!

:tazz: :) :) :)


:D :D :yes:

:ph34r: :ph34r: :tazz: :tazz: :) :) :)

:) ;) :D :D :D

Edited by totianni, 13 September 2005 - 09:53 AM.

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You're most welcome. Glad I could help. :tazz:

Kat's got some recommendations for you. :)
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My turn!! :)

Here is everything that I normally recommend to my users once I get them cleaned up!

1. Anti-virus: Free one year trial of eTrust. I personally use this, and it ROCKS. You won't be disappointed. It's excellent on your resources, and WORKS. Go get it HERE!!

2. Firewall....looks like you're already set there! :tazz: So let's move on! :)


These are some tips to reduce the potential for Spyware/Adware/Virus infection in the future:
I would strongly recommend reviewing and installing the following applications if you dont currently have them running on your system:

Spyware/Adware Detection and Removal Programs:
Understanding Spyware, Browser Hijackers, and DialersAd-Aware SEIf you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to setup and use Ad-Aware SE
How to use Ad-Aware SE to remove Spyware
[/list]Spybot S&DIf you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to setup and use Spybot S&D
How to use Spybot to remove Spyware
[/list]I strongly recommend using both of these programs to catch most spyware/adware

Prevention Programs:
  • SpywareBlaster -- SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
  • SpywareGuard -- SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
  • IE/Spyad -- IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
  • MVPS Hosts File -- The MVPS Hosts File replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer.
  • Google Toolbar -- Get the free Google Toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
Other Necessary Programs:
  • A More Secure Browser
    Internet Explorer is not the most secure and best browser.
    There are safer and better alternatives available. I recommend using Firefox
Be sure to also keep up with Windows and IE updates.

Windows Security and Critical Updates
http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp

Internet Explorer Security and Critical Updates
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp

And also see TonyKlein's good advice
So how did I get infected in the first place?

Update all these Programs Regularly:Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released. Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.


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Any questions you have on any of these...you know who to ask! :)
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