Author Topic: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts  (Read 47557 times)

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jesamine

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #75 on: June 12, 2012, 06:48:47 PM »
Thank you.  :)

jesamine

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #76 on: June 12, 2012, 11:21:23 PM »
I looked up the error message again that I received today....drivers....so I had another careful look at Device Manager tonight (as you suggested earlier) and found Creative AudioPCI - I checked again under optional Windows Updates (which I normally ignore if I don't know what they are, I only install essential) - one was listed for Creative AudioPCI....I installed it and instantly regained the sound in one of my speakers that I recently noticed I'd completely lost and I also have new sounds coming from my computer  :) - could this driver be behind the BSODs? 
« Last Edit: June 12, 2012, 11:26:43 PM by jesamine »

jeffce

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #77 on: June 13, 2012, 01:43:27 PM »
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I also have new sounds coming from my computer
What do you mean by this? 

jesamine

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #78 on: June 13, 2012, 07:48:01 PM »
Oh, by that I mean XP start-up, stand-by tunes, not worrying noises....

Since the Dell Hardware Diagnostics Test (which I wasn't able to complete because of the Windows 3.1 installer issue) my computer has been starting up differently....have to now click on user name and my settings then load....never done that before....a change has been made.

jeffce

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #79 on: June 13, 2012, 08:07:33 PM »
Hi,

  • Click Start > Run type Notepad click OK.
  • This will open an empty Notepad file.
  • Copy/Paste the contents of the box below into Notepad.
Code: [Select]
@echo off
regedit.exe /e "%userprofile%\Desktop\look.txt" "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup"
Notepad.exe %userprofile%\Desktop\look.txt
Del look.txt
Del %0
  • Click Format and ensure Wordwrap is unchecked.
  • Save as RegExp.bat
  • Save as file type All Files or it won't work.
  • Now double click on RegExp.bat to run it.
  • A file look.txt will open on your Desktop, please post the contents in your next reply.

jesamine

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #80 on: June 13, 2012, 08:33:31 PM »
I am being asked what program I want to open it with, I chose Notepad, but the script looks the same as yours? I did save under All Files....should it have been Unicode or ANSI....I chose Unicode? Back later.

jeffce

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #81 on: June 13, 2012, 08:45:39 PM »
Just stick with UNICODE


jesamine

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #82 on: June 13, 2012, 09:00:25 PM »
When I click on it a black screen momentarily appears then vanishes. Can I manually check this - I've checked the registry before?

jeffce

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #83 on: June 13, 2012, 10:03:27 PM »
We can try the instructions below to help run sfc /scannow but I have been speaking with colleagues and they are suggesting a complete format and reinstall of Windows.  There seem to be many problems and we may be chasing them down for some time and never actually be able to find them all.  :(


Go to Start >> Run >> type regedit and this will open the Registry Editor.  Go to

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup]
Highlight the Setup folder.

On the right pane, locate the SourcePath.

Double-click the SourcePath and replace the drive letter in the box to C:\ (if you copied the files to your C:\ drive). Make sure it's C:\ and not C:\i386.

Close the registry editor.

Let me know when that is finished.  :)
« Last Edit: June 13, 2012, 10:05:31 PM by jeffce »

jesamine

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #84 on: June 13, 2012, 11:14:50 PM »
Yes, it's all getting too much, a complete format and reinstall of Windows would be ideal, but I would need a computer technician to carry that out (I've never done it before) and I don't think this machine is worth spending anymore money on....best if I just save for a new one.

As for sfc /scannow I did try before, but it kept demanding the XP / SP3 CD.

SourcePath is C:\ not C:\i386, but I believe I do have a C:\i386 folder....

« Last Edit: June 13, 2012, 11:21:53 PM by jesamine »

jeffce

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #85 on: June 14, 2012, 01:12:32 AM »
Do you have the original Windows disk that should have come with the system?

jesamine

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #86 on: June 14, 2012, 01:32:04 AM »
I only have the original Windows ME CD....a computer technician repaired and upgraded my computer to XP, but it later transpired to be an unlicensed copy....a PC World technician removed that and put a genuine XP copy on it, but because I didn't have a CD to give to him, he couldn't give me one back. The other problem is I believe I would need a slipstreamed XP / SP3 CD to run sfc /scannow.  :( 
« Last Edit: June 14, 2012, 02:39:35 AM by jesamine »

jesamine

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #87 on: June 14, 2012, 02:05:25 AM »
If I can stop these BSOD's I can just about manage (none today) - although I really don't like the fact that I can't run a System Restore or use Safe Mode, but I believe the former may be because I have installed Norton in the past....apparently it can knock out System Restore? and the latter because the keyboard is an add-on.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2012, 02:35:10 AM by jesamine »

jeffce

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #88 on: June 14, 2012, 03:03:53 AM »
Hi,

The easiest way to reset services is to use this tool.

Download  Windows Repair (all in one)  from this site

Install and then run the program.

On the Start Repairs tab, select Advanced Mode and click Start



Select the items Checked in the screen shot below (remove the checks from the rest ) and check Restart System When Finished.


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jesamine

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Re: Repeated 'Trojan Horse Blocked' / 'Malicious URL' alerts
« Reply #89 on: June 14, 2012, 01:23:10 PM »
Thank you for that.  :)

Think I've found the cause of the difference in start-up:

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/autologon.htm

I have just installed an optional Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 update and I can see a ASP.NET username....

I will try to uninstall it.