I am using Firefox as my browser. Yet, every time I try to log on to it, Internet Explorer comes up with this "about blank" page. I try to close it and it simply multiplies itself. I eventually have to manually turn off my computer.

How can I keep this from popping up and how can I get rid of it without manually turning off my computer?

Ok, so here is my problem. I was on myspace looking at a music artists’ photos, when all of a sudden, my anti virus program (Avast) pops up and tells me a whole bunch of viruses are invading my computer. After this occurrence, my internet has been really messed up.

So over the past 5 days or so, I have been virus scanning my entire computer about 10 times, and my anti virus cannot find any more viruses. I have also done anti-spyware scans and I have eliminated a bunch of spyware, too.

When I say my internet has been really messed up, I mean this: My anti virus’ script blocker and all of the other blockers are on their highest settings along with Firefox’s pop-up blocker, and I still get pop-ups, something I have almost never gotten before.

Besides this, when I try to visit websites, my Firefox error console gets riddled with error messages telling me it doesn’t recognize or can’t read a certain part of a website and it says "Declaration dropped."

Also, when I tried to install a registry clean up software, I got a message saying it wasn’t a valid Win32 application or something of that sort. I eventually got one installed, but my internet hasn’t shown any signs of improving.

By the way, when I typed in Firefox’s website to try to re-install it, the website wouldn’t load. It just wouldn’t. Also, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer aren’t any faster.

My computer can still play video games and do almost everything else that doesn’t include the internet just fine, but my internet is just so messed up.

Can someone please help me? My computer internet has never acted this way.

Thank you!!!!!!!!

Can anyone tell me ANY ways, free programs, guides, or tips to make windows vista home premium, internet explorer, firefox, windows mail, limewire, itunes, aim6,windows searches, or any other virus/spyware removal programs , or any other big memory usage or slow programs faster! Also, any ways to make any programs use less memory or ram, and improve overall ram usage and memory usage!

The person that tells me the most ways that work gets ten points. Any and all tips or tricks, tweaks are appreciated!

I have 2 gigs of ram, i disk defrag/ cleanup/ registry clean,virus and spyware scan all the time!

Also, any tips on lowering cpu usage???

Internet help?

My laptop has trouble with the internet. When I first start the computer, the internet works great. I use internet explorer. I would like to use yahoo browser but somehow, I can’t download it. I have a CD but it’s corrupted. I tried downloading it from the Yahoo Software website, but it didn’t work. Anyways, if I hibernate my computer, and I use it again, the internet explorer won’t work.
It says:
The address is not valid. For every website, it says that. This problem occurs over and over. Please help me!!!
I tried to use the Windows connection diagnostic but it says
There might be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer.
Then there’s three options:
briefly: turn on wireless capability – I use a DSL Modem – AT&T
automatically get new IP settings for the network adapter "Local Area Connection" – tried this numerous times doesn’t work
and: a problem with your network router or broadband modem might be preventing an internet connection
Please help!!!
My computer is 3 weeks old. How do I reinstall the adapters? I don’t even know what a network adapter is. Before I used to use the battery but now I charge it whenever I use it. One more thing, recently, like this week, I’m in the middle of browsing the internet, and it tells me my internet proxy server can’t be found or something similar. I’m so confused.

can anyone tell me what?

i can safely delete from this hijackthis log.i tried a few forums but they seem to be unavailable.my computer has had tons of spyware and viruses(since the kids snuck on).

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:36:44 PM, on 3/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Updates from HP9731\Program\Updates from HP.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Desktop\HiJackThis_v2.exe

R1 – HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=Q404&bd=pavilion&pf=desktop
R1 – HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=Q404&bd=pavilion&pf=desktop
R1 – HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=Q404&bd=pavilion&pf=desktop
R0 – HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 – HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 – HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 – HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=Q404&bd=pavilion&pf=desktop
R1 – HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 – HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R3 – URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar – {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} – C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
F2 – REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\mgmrwmrv.exe,
O1 – Hosts: win.mail.ru
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {00000000-d9e3-4bc6-a0bd-3d0ca4be5271} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {00000012-890e-4aac-afd9-eff6954a34dd} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper – {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} – C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {029e02f0-a0e5-4b19-b958-7bf2db29fb13} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class – {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} – C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {06dfedaa-6196-11d5-bfc8-00508b4a487d} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {12F02779-6D88-4958-8AD3-83C12D86ADC7} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {1adbcce8-cf84-441e-9b38-afc7a19c06a4} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {2d7cb618-cc1c-4126-a7e3-f5b12d3bcf71} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer – {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} – C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {4c8c03f4-1dd2-11b2-a384-b58436937e0f} – C:\WINDOWS\pcvgfidw.dll
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {51641ef3-8a7a-4d84-8659-b0911e947cc8} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {53C330D6-A4AB-419B-B45D-FD4411C1FEF4} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {54645654-2225-4455-44A1-9F4543D34546} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {669695bc-a811-4a9d-8cdf-ba8c795f261e} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {6abc861a-31e7-4d91-b43b-d3c98f22a5c0} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: SSVHelper Class – {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} – C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\ssv.dll
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {79D0393B-5F37-45A1-962A-32E4D4FEC707} – C:\WINDOWS\system32\borlndm.dll
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {8746E46A-7415-4223-A709-BEDA260B7DED} – C:\WINDOWS\system32\vtstq.dll
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {944864a5-3916-46e2-96a9-a2e84f3f1208} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {a4a435cf-3583-11d4-91bd-0048546a1450} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {ACF92699-B3B6-4126-AE02-FAAA922FF90E} – C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\safepC:\DOCUME~1\HP_Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\CEMG555077.exe.dll (file missing)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {B07BE832-8D3F-4B9C-8EEA-3E8AD646BCC7} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {b8875bfe-b021-11d4-bfa8-00508b8e9bd3} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {bb936323-19fa-4521-ba29-eca6a121bc78} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {c2680e10-1655-4a0e-87f8-4259325a84b7} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {c4ca6559-2cf1-48b6-96b2-8340a06fd129} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {c5af2622-8c75-4dfb-9693-23ab7686a456} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {C7EB2A3D-AD12-4A63-A65E-692C6C518C00} – C:\WINDOWS\repair\gvauala.dll (file missing)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {ca1d1b05-9c66-11d5-a009-000103c1e50b} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {d8efadf1-9009-11d6-8c73-608c5dc19089} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {E08DE81E-7E47-4777-84C5-C45DA13BCF91} – C:\WINDOWS\system32\qommlij.dll
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {e9147a0a-a866-4214-b47c-da821891240f} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {e9306072-417e-43e3-81d5-369490beef7c} – (no file)
O3 – Toolbar: HP view – {B2847E28-5D7D-4DEB-8B67-05D28BCF79F5} – c:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HPDTLK02.dll
O3 – Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar – {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} – C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [HPHUPD06] c:\Program Files\HP\{AAC4FC36-8F89-4587-8DD3-EBC57C83374D}\hphupd06.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [HPHmon06] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon06.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [VTTimer] VTTimer.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [PS2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [AlcxMonitor] ALCXMNTR.EXE
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\system32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [PrinTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\printray.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [Lexmark X73 Button Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\ACMonitor_X73.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [Lexmark X73 Button Manager] C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\AcBtnMgr_X73.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [ubermdkj] regsvr32 /u "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ubermdkj.dll"
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 – Startup: .protected
O4 – Global Startup: .protected
O4 – Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 – Global Startup: Updates from HP.lnk = C:\Program Files\Updates from HP9731\Program\Updates from HP.exe
O8 – Extra context menu item: &Search – http://edits.mywebsearch.com/toolbaredits/menusearch.jhtml?p=ZC
O8 – Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search – file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 – Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel – res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 – Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary – file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 – Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps – file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O9 – Extra button: (no name) – {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} – C:\WINDOWS\system32\msjava.dll
O9 – Extra ‘Tools’ menuitem: Sun Java Console – {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} – C:\WINDOWS\system32\msjava.dll
O9 – Extra button: Messenger – {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} – C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll
O9 – Extra ‘Tools’ menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger – {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} – C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll
O9 – Extra button: Research – {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} – C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 – Extra button: (no name) – {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} – %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 – Extra ‘Tools’ menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 – {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} – %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 – Extra button: Messenger – {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} – C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 – Extra ‘Tools’ menuitem: Windows Messenger – {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} – C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O12 – Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O15 – Trusted Zone: http://locator1.cdn.imagesrvr.com
O15 – Trusted IP range:
O15 – Trusted IP range:
O15 – Trusted IP range:
O15 – Trusted IP range:
O15 – Trusted IP range:
O16 – DPF: {1B30282C-970F-4DCC-97D1-1714277525C1} – http://profile.homescanonline.com/hso/binary/NetMeter_preinstaller_activex_en_4.70.28.0_HOMESCAN.cab
O16 – DPF: {1D6711C8-7154-40BB-8380-3DEA45B69CBF} –
O16 – DPF: {3107C2A8-9F0B-4404-A58B-21BD85268FBC} (PogoWebLauncher Control) – http://www.pogo.com/cdl/launcher/PogoWebLauncherInstaller.CAB
O16 – DPF: {41D1977F-4161-4720-800F-EA4903983A38} (Jigsaw Genius Control) – http://www.worldwinner.com/games/v42/jigsaw/jigsaw.cab
O16 – DPF: {48DD0448-9209-4F81-9F6D-D83562940134} (MySpace Uploader Control) – http://lads.myspace.com/upload/MySpaceUploader1006.cab
O16 – DPF: {8A94C905-FF9D-43B6-8708-F0F22D22B1CB} (Wwlaunch Control) – http://www.worldwinner.com/games/shared/wwlaunch.cab
O16 – DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (MSN Games – Installer) – http://cdn2.zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/ZIntro.cab56649.cab
O16 – DPF: {B8E71371-F7F7-11D2-A2CE-0060B0FB9D0D} (CDToolCtrl Class) – http://free.aol.com/tryaolfree/cdt175/aolcdt175.cab
O16 – DPF: {C86FF4B0-AA1D-46D4-8612-025FB86583C7} (AstoundLauncher Control) – http://zone.msn.com/bingame/jobo/default/AstoundLauncher.cab#version=1,0,0,10
O16 – DPF: {D54160C3-DB7B-4534-9B65-190EE4A9C7F7} (SproutLauncherCtrl Class) – http://zone.msn.com/bingame/feed/default/SproutLauncher.cab
O16 – DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) – http://zone.msn.com/bingame/popcaploader_v10.cab
O16 – DPF: {FC4CAF5F-91BD-4DD9-ADC1-F3C737E37BC4} (CPlayFirstSweetopiaControl Object) – http://zone.msn.com/bingame/swet/default/Sweetopia.
O20 – Winlogon Notify: qommlij – C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\qommlij.dll
O22 – SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader – {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} – C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 – SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon – {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} – C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O23 – Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) – ALWIL Software – C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 – Service: avast! Antivirus – ALWIL Software – C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 – Service: avast! Mail Scanner – ALWIL Software – C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 – Service: avast! Web Scanner – ALWIL Software – C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 – Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) – Macrovision Corporation – C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 – Service: iPod Service (iPodService) – Apple Computer, Inc. – C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 – Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 – HP – C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe

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