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  1. Windows Explorer Has stopped Working

    1. As you get this when accessing Folders that contain pictures, sometimes it can be cured by going to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Folder Options > View Tab and putting a tick in ‘Always show icons, never thumbnails‘. 2. Look in the Action Center for any issues. Go to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Action Center or right-click the icon in the Notification Area (bottom right of screen). In the main window, click the drop-down arrow to the right of Maintenance where you can select View Reliability History. In View Reliability History, right-click on any Windows Explorer errors and View technical details, which may be of help. Also, at the bottom, click View All Problem reports and Check for Solutions. 3. If the issue persists, the problem is sometimes caused by a third-party extension. ShellExView can be useful to see which shell extensions have been introduced into Explorer. Read about it then scroll down near to the bottom to download the x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version here http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html When you run it, click on the column labelled Company to alphabetically sequence the entries. You have to assume that the Microsoft entries are bona fide, so concentrate on the third-party entries. Is there anything listed that is either unnecessary or unknown? If so, highlight it and click the red spot (top left) to disable it. There shouldn’t be too many of them but you may find it easier to disable them all, then re-enable them (green spot) one at a time and try Explorer until the culprit is found.
  2. Internet Explorer unable to open after sleep mode

    Nigsy Good one, I missed that option.
  3. Internet Explorer unable to open after sleep mode

    One of these may help: 1. Go to the Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings (in the left pane), right-click or press and hold on the connection you‘re using, click or tap Properties > Networking Tab. Now remove the tick from the IPv6 box. If it makes no difference or causes other problems it is completely reversible by ticking the box. 2. Right-click or press and hold Computer (This PC), click or tap Properties > Device Manager (in the left pane). Expand Network Adapters > double-click or double-tap the wireless adapter > Power Management Tab and make sure the check box is cleared against ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device……’.
  4. I Need A Free Pdf Editor

    Sorry, I've just reread your initial post and noticed that you want an editor not a reader. Good luck in your search.
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  6. I Need A Free Pdf Editor

    Foxit is an excellent free program. Be aware that the Ask toolbar can be foisted upon you during the installation. Get it here http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/index.php
  7. Been Hijacked I think.....

    Bottom left should be a UK flag and a German flag, click the UK one.
  8. Been Hijacked I think.....

    You said you thought you were hijacked/infected! So, we (you) are trying to remove, at least some of, the infection. If you’re successful and can boot normally, you must run MBAM or HJT.
  9. Been Hijacked I think.....

    Normally that ‘Hit F1 key’ message means you have a hardware problem. It could be the optical drive that is defective!
  10. Been Hijacked I think.....

    You have to set the BIOS to boot from an optical drive. When you switch on, look for ‘Set up’ (or similar wording) and start tapping that key to enter the BIOS to change the boot sequence to make the DVD/CD drive the first device. The key varies from manufacturer to manufacturer but it will probably be Del, F1 or F2.
  11. Been Hijacked I think.....

    Download and create the Ultimate Boot CD on a working machine, here http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,...escription.html Once the CD has been made, boot your PC into the CD. It has its own operating system so you will have full access to your infected hard drive. Built into the CD you get a number of ‘anti’ programs. Just run them and select your hard drive files. Follow the instructions for each of the programs to remove malware. Alternatively, try the Avira rescue CD, here http://www.free-av.com/en/tools/12/avira_a...cue_system.html
  12. I knew you were using a different machine, I thought you’d realise that you would have to download it on machine A, then copy/install/run it on machine B.
  13. It sounds like corruption, I haven’t tried it but this has helped others, download and run it http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html Then try ipconfig, etc as per my first post.
  14. Perhaps you’re missing a step, try this from scratch: Firstly, in a Run window (Windows key+R), type cmd /k ipconfig /all (note the three spaces) and press Enter. Make a note of IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS Server(s). These values have to be keyed in. Now, right-click the wireless icon in the Notification Area > Status > General Tab > Properties at the bottom, scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and double-click it. In the General Tab you need to put a dot in Use the following… and then enter the Sky IP address details and the above addresses.
  15. Add/Remove programs not in Control Panel

    If you mean there are no entries in Add or Remove Programs, try these: 1. Click Start > Run > type REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL (the capitals are for clarity only but note the space) and press Enter. Then again Start > Run > type REGSVR32 MSHTML.DLL and press Enter. 2. If 1) is not successful, try this but create a system restore point first just in case anything goes wrong. Click Start > Run, type regedit, press Enter and navigate to registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management In the left pane, right-click ARPCache and delete it. Reboot the computer. 3. If 2) is not successful or you can’t access regedit I suspect that you are still infected and need to run something like Superantispyware or MalwareBytesAM.