I Gone Done Clicked Sumthing WRONG!
Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:27 PM
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:37 PM
If that is enough of a nudge in a direction you can explore, then 'nough said.
If not, then we probably do need more information, including a link to where you did your Malware Removal work.
We can get a pretty good overview of your machine with a scan from PCPitstop.
Please Run the PCPitstop.com OverDrive Full Tests
You must use your Internet Explorer for this procedure. (doesn't work so well in Firefox or others). If your machine is running Vista or Windows 7, you must Select IE to “Run as Administrator”. After completing PCPitstop OverDrive you can close your IE browser and re-open it Normally so that you are no longer running as administrator.
Go to: http://www.pcpitstop.com
Click on "Free Computer Check-up" listed below PC Pitstop OverDrive
In the User Login - Click on "Sign up FREE!"
You'll need to submit a valid email address and create your own password, then click - Create Account(button)
Now enter your email address and password to Log in, Select - Scan this system Now!(button)
You will then be asked to download an ActiveX component and allow it to install.
It is safe and does not compromise your privacy.
Follow the on-screen prompts to install the ActiveX and to allow the Full Tests to be run on your machine.
The Full Tests take about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes on most machines.
When complete, a Results - Summary - Recommended Fixes will be displayed.
Please post the URL internet address, from your Results, back here into this Topic Thread so that we can review the configuration and present performance levels of your machine.
Note: During the graphics 2D and graphics 3D testing, your screen will display some rapidly moving objects.
If you are sensitive to visual flashing, it may cause dizziness. Therefore, look away from the screen during that portion of the testing.
After reviewing the results we will be more informed and may be able to provide better recommendations for you to work towards improving your machine's performance.
While PCPitstop does offer a variety of Paid Products, the PCPitstop OverDrive testing is FREE. Please ignore the references to Paid Products. At WTT we prefer to provide manual solution instructions that you can apply directly to your machine.
Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:57 PM
see? I'm an old woman who would rather not jump thru these hoops because i have no highblood pressure medicine due to extreme poverty and other stupid mistakes I have made in my life, LOL.....so just one question before I subject myself to a possible major stroke or heart attack trying to install programs, run logs and do all the other fun stuff you suggested above (because ya gotta know, for old farts like me this is truly truly intimidating , scary and often frustrating to the point that I wind up screaming at the keyboard and generaly having a no holds barred temper tantrum that is not seemly behavior for a woman of my advanced age and maturity :
WHAT I did wrong was yesterday, when I made my first attempt to go online, i forgot about the wireless connection i use with the modem verizon supplied for my internet connection with my desk top computer in my bedroom..... duh, go figure....so when i attempted to set up my connectionon this laptop, I clicked on dial up broadband connection, so now this computer, smart little thing that it is, thinks I am supposed to be dialing up, when in actuality I should have just clicked on wireless connection, put in all the passwords and user names for the modem and then I would have been ok, but i didn't think of it, i'm a woman with a post-menopausal brain and have lost 50% of my functioning brain....DO NOT LAUGH, Yeah, I know, you're probably 20 years old and your mom is only 40, but wait until she is 60 something and no longer has a brain with synapses that work.....
so, is there just any way to undo what I did by clicking on DIAL UP BROADBAND CONNECTION? I have tried to go back into the control panel and establish a new connection, hoping to erase the old one, but the old one won't go away!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUH??????? How come????? Is this now written in stone???? Because I have futz around for like 10 minutes before I can get online, have to hit TOOLS a million times to get it out of the work off line mode, HELLO??? WHY does my machine now have a default setting of "work off line" ?????????? How'd that happen??????
Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:29 PM
They just do what they are told.
Oh No! It's doing EXACTLY what I told it to do!
So let's get that computer and your browser straightened out and behaving itself again!
Please tell us what Windows Operating System you are using.
XP, Vista, Windows 7...
Please tell us what browser you prefer to use.
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera...
For now, I'll give you instructions that should straighten things out if you are using Internet Explorer on a Windows XP system.
Go to - Start - Control Panel - Internet Options
The above should get you to - Internet Properties panel
Select - Connections(tab)
On Connections panel, about mid-way down you should see three little circles.
With your mouse, Select the top circle ("Never dial a connection") and - click - one time to place a dot in the circle.
Now look a bit lower in the same panel, and you should see - "LAN settings" -
Click - LAN settings
On the next panel, you will see three boxes that can be clicked. All of them should be "empty" and there should be nothing in the larger box titled automatic configuration script.
If everything is empty... that's good. If not, use your mouse to click on the little boxes to remove any checkmark/ticks.
At this point, you should be good to go.
But if not, you may still need to use the Network Setup Wizard to configure your DSL broadband connection.
Please tell us if you have a Router, or if you connect this computer directly to the DSL modem that itself connects to a telephone wire or cable wire.
If needed, we can also walk through the Network Setup Wizard.
Let us know how it goes for you.
p.s. Along with many others of the helpers here, I am also "in my 60's".
Many of us started a while back, needing help ourselves.
Having received help, we began to learn and now help others.
You might have a fun adventure learning and may even eventually be able to help others too.
What a thought.
Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:17 PM
Edited by compudodo, 30 December 2010 - 10:21 PM.
Posted 30 December 2010 - 11:12 PM
Your malware thread is here: http://forums.whatth...howtopic=116183
When you open your browser (such as Internet Explorer) and it is unable to connect to the internet... it automatically opens in Offline mode. This actually makes sense because it's not online and it has to be in some mode to open. Once you get your connection settings set correctly... this won't be an issue anymore.
Posted 30 December 2010 - 11:52 PM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:04 AM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:09 AM
He asked you if you have a router. You do correct? You have a little box with an antennae on it that allows you to connect your laptop wirelessly - right?
In order to determine which operating system you have... right click on My computer and select properties. The screen that comes up will say which operating system you have.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:50 AM
Edited by compudodo, 31 December 2010 - 09:16 AM.
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:40 AM
I have to admit I was feeling very brave for some unknown reason....and decided to delete something when I went into internet options area of my control panel.
I ABSOLUTELY HATE all the advertising and pop ups from lenovo, it is ridiculous, they take over your computer, it is constant ads and even when you click on internet explorer (which again, I have no icon for on my desktop, it shows up on my tool bar, but no icon on my desktop...can you tell me how to get these icons to appear again???) it starts two screens, one with the MSN website and the other with a LENOVO website, ANYWAY, when i went into internet options the first screen is general and it showed the two http:// addresses that the computer will open upon starting up explorer....EUREKA I said to myself and so I erased the LENOVO address.....but then when i hit apply, for some reason there was still the http:// there, so I couldn't get that to go away, so I saw the default button which I figured would get me back to square one, but it didn't, it put in another address for msn, so that is why i keep getting the msn page I have to sign into every time....I tried erasing that and just putting http://msn.com/ which I could have sworn was the original address in that box, but apparently not because then every time I started IE, it would flash flash flash flash flash flash endlessly like it was TRYING to access MSN but it couldn't go there, so that is why I just clicked on the default option and the default option which is http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkID=69157 THAT's why I get that particular start up page I have to sign into every time because http://msn.com/ didn't work
Edited by compudodo, 31 December 2010 - 09:46 AM.
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