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Computer Help / Re: My PC is dead, can't complete post
« on: January 09, 2018, 12:20:37 PM »
That was a generous gesture.

I'll add [SOLVED] to your thread title.

Computer Help / Re: My PC is dead, can't complete post
« on: January 09, 2018, 07:47:18 AM »
Glad at least to see you have found the cause.

Will you be able to return the mobo or have you ended with a spare one ?

33 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Whats up.... :(
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:26:22 AM »

"MB" might equal Malwarebytes ?

Have a great day.


Thanks, I was wondering if it may be that.

34 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Whats up.... :(
« on: January 09, 2018, 01:04:50 AM »
I think it's Win 10 but think most of the repairs remain the same except as to the notes Shane adds for each release.

The UI is the main change from v3 but the v4 Pro version has more repair options.

Because of the changes made by MS, Shane has set the program not to do the app repairs where Win 10 is concerned.

I've had a member reporting the same black screen after the reboot in a PM to me, but he had the busy circle spinning.

I've asked him to open a new thread in this section.

Have you done a power shut down to see what it's like on the reboot ?

However, if you have a Win 10 install disk or USB can you press and hold F2 as you switch the machine on to see if that gets you into the BIOS so that you can change the boot order to boot up with the install media.

If you don't have Win 10 install media, you can create it at

Read the instructions as the procedure differs for DVD and USB.

I've found that you may need to turn off fast start up to boot from a DVD and if using an UEFI BIOS then you will need to disable Secure Boot.

If you are able to get into the BIOS and the machine will boot from the install media, then click on Troubleshoot - Advanced Options - and select System Restore to see if the restore points will get you back in.

I may be able to use your experience to help the other member if he comes back.

I'll pass on your complaint as well as this is no longer an isolated event.

BTW - It may be a senior moment on my part but what is MB ?

35 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Host File Comprimised
« on: January 08, 2018, 08:54:11 AM »
This is how to reset the Hosts File back to default if necessary -

If you need to take ownership of the file, you can add Take Ownership to your right click menu by following the steps in this article - I have this on my Win 10 machines.

36 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Host File Comprimised
« on: January 08, 2018, 08:44:16 AM »
Have you tried AdwCleaner from my previous link - but have a read through this article as a Refresh may get rid of any malicious add-ons.

37 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Host File Comprimised
« on: January 08, 2018, 07:59:07 AM »
I missed the bit about you asking how to get into Safe Mode.

Press and hold SHIFT and click on Restart - click on Troubleshoot - Advanced options - Start-up Settings - Restart - press the corresponding F key for the mode you want - F5 will give you Safe Mode with Networking.

I don't think Hitman Pro removes anything until you buy it.

The free version of MBAM is an effective antimalware scanner and it will treat PuPs and PuMs as malware when you select Scan from the left pane, click on Custom Scan/Configure Scan - check the box for C: then hit Scan.

You can also include it to check for Rootkits.

This will take a while to run but is thorough.

Hmm.. strange.

Anyway, good to see everything is back as it should be.

If you go back to your opening post and click on Modify, you can add [SOLVED] to the thread title if there's nothing else.

I don't use the stand alone reg back up but the one within Windows Repair and it only has 11 boxes and I don't think it has that sort of log, but Event Viewer may have something recorded.

Goggle is awash with methods of getting rid of vmxclient but I would advise going to one of those websites for specialized malware removal.

Computer Help / Re: SOLVED - Win 10 MMC cannot create Snap-in
« on: January 08, 2018, 12:34:10 AM »
You're welcome. :)

It's best to ascertain you are infection free, but how did you perform a sfc /scannow when the cmd prompt didn't work ?

That custom scan will take quite a while to run, but if you are still unable to browse after, go Start - type cmd then right click on cmd and select Run as administrator - accept the UAC and enter these cmds and then see if you can browse after the reboot.

netsh winsock reset catalog

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

shutdown /r /t 00

If necessary, follow the steps for Win 7 in this article to reset the Hosts File as an infection can leave the wrong instructions in there.

Prior to MS pulling all support for Win 7, MS used to have a Fixit for this, but now you have to do it manually.

Is there a yellow alert on your wireless icon in the system tray ?

What are you using to post with ?

Was it just a normal scan you performed with MBAM or the Custom one as I've suggested ?

Can you connect in Safe Mode with Networking ?

It's possible that you still have adware on the machine.

Go Start - type iexplore -extoff and press enter.

That will open IE without add-ons - click on the home page icon to see if you can browse.

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