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  1. #81


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Block it using hosts file


    If you can identify the website name, you can add it to your hosts file and "block" it.

    For example,if the site is "blah.com" add something like this to your hosts file:

    Hey the picture vanished!

    Let's try again:

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 02 Aug 2013 at 21:53. Reason: Picture Reposted

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  2. #82


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If you use Windows 8 Manager, you can block OR allow from the hosts file. Actually I hadn't though of what the Hosts file may look like, maybe Elbmek should install Yamicsoft Windows 8 Manager and have a look:

    Click image for larger version

    You can download the program from the Yamicsoft website and run it for 15 days free, and it's not that expensive if you wanna buy it. There are a lot of areas in there where you can apply settings that are sometimes hidden deep within the system.
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  3. #83


    If you think I should try yamicsoft - then I shall take your advice. Kaspersky has been up to something whilst I was away form the pc this evening. I found it running something call '?? disinfection' and then a scan, did a reboot, and now is doing a FULL scan; maybe they have downloaded something in an upgrade???
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  4. #84


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I Dunno, kaspersky is a trustworthy company, they have never done sneaky things to me.

    You did have a LOT of IObit programs, not just the one you said you used, but there were a bunch of others. You should get rid of the ones you are not using. I'll have to look in your file again.

    When the Kaspersky is done, shoot a log file of the results, let's see what it was up to.
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  5. #85


    I am not dishing KIS, I am pleased it was doing some serious work. I have downloaded and installed The win 8 manager and I am impressed. I ran services and there was that Premier Option but disabled, so I just highlighted and and deleted!! Whoooooooo. I have been slowly going through the manager and a fair bit of cleaning too, I even might need to defrag !!!! Very pleased and hopefully we have a winner. Going to do a reboot now and run a few bits to see if better.

    As for Iobit. I have Advanced system Care 6.3 with several add ons like Iobit Malware Fighter,Smart Defrag, which seems better than windows defrag and some others. I do not know yet but if this Win 8 Manager does all this and more, I think I know what direction I will be heading.

    I do know Kaspersky have been working on my problem and I have sent them a detailed log from a small exe file they said to run to produce such a log. Awaiting reply from them on that, its only been a few so not fussed. I have been at work all day so not had chance to see if anything 'pops' up, nothing yet though.

    I am very grateful to all of you for such fabulous ideas, and hopefully now, a winner.
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  6. #86


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ok, be very careful with that "1-Click Cleaner" it WILL delete stuff you don't want deleted if you are not careful with it. You can configure it, and also you can check your Recycle Bin after it runs, and restore anything that you didn;t want deleted. It looks for dupes, old installers, and temp files, but it sometimes deletes installers that are required for an uninstall, so if you run 1-Click and it puts some MSI files into the trash, you should restore them.
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  7. #87


    I have just done a new sys info scan, here is the results
    Desktop Adverts Attached Files
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  8. #88


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Wow thats a lotta stuff to go through. But it looks like you've got a bunch os users on this system, whatever you do to yours, will have to be done for their profiles too. Looks like three users.

    Also, this occurs for all users:

    [<SYSTEM>][:]FP_NO_HOST_CHECK => NO
    [<SYSTEM>][:]USERNAME => SYSTEM
    [<SYSTEM>][:]Path => C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\; C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Shared;C:\Users\Lorna\AppData\Local\Smartbar\Application\;C:\Users\Lorna\AppData\Local\Smartbar

    See that "SmartBar" thing? That's another questionable thing, get rid of it, it works with Snapdo to serve up cack at random intervals.

    What You Need to Know about Smartbar and snap.do | fearlessweb
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  9. #89


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Picture Fixed


    I fixed the picture in post #81.

    I don't know what happened.
    It was there last night when I posted my comment.
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  10. #90


    thanks xwe, wil check that ref in a moment. My wife uses it, but only work related. My grandsons use it to watch trains on youtube and for some online kids games (danger area I know ,if they press wrong button) my daughter uses it for image ,fb, and music downloading - so, yes its a busy pc. Another daughter uses in very infrequently to download odds
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