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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic' started by Car crusher, Apr 4, 2014.

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  1. MisterKenneth

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    I checked the uninstall a program in Control Panel. The only new thing there was Paint.NET. However, I updated it yesterday. I know 100% that Paint.NET is perfectly fine.

    I found the local folder in appdata and saw some items with today's date. Should I clear items in the local folder?
     
  2. Modem

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    see, this is the part that i cant help you with. but ill try anyways. do you mean steam appdata?
     
  3. MisterKenneth

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    I cleared out some things in the temp folder in the local folder in appdata. Did absolutely nothing. That unclosable Internet Explorer is still there.
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    And that app called Fast Search keeps coming back every time I reopen Chrome.
     
  4. Modem

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    im sorry man, i dont really know what to do. if you do an antivirus scan does it detect anything?
     
  5. MisterKenneth

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    I have Norton doing a quick scan right now.
     
  6. pickle330

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    To me, it sounds like you've been somewhat careless, and managed to install some malware. I recommend running programs like adwcleaner, Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, and JRT. (Hitman Pro only has a trial for free, and from what I remember, JRT is somewhat confusing to get working).

    If these don't remove it, just do more research on "Fast Search".

    Hopefully this helps you. :)
     
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  7. MisterKenneth

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    I've done research on Fast Search. Nothing helpful has turned up.

    I've decided that I'll try one of those programs, but I don't trust it.

    Norton finished doing the quick scan, and it found nothing.
     
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  8. pickle330

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    Those programs aren't full antivirus programs. They won't interfere with Norton, or any other antivirus. They are safe as well, and generally effective. They simply scan for malware, etc., and generally do it much better than any antivirus program I know

    As for Norton... Norton definitely isn't known for being very useful. I strongly recommend Avast, or AVG.

    Once again, I hope this helps. :)
     
  9. MisterKenneth

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    Okay, I downloaded adwcleaner, and apparently it worked.

    I haven't seen the Internet Explorer (32 bit) anywhere in the Task Manager. Fast Search was present in my Chrome Extensions for a minute. Once I removed it, it hasn't come back since.
     
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  10. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Norton is worse than the windows built in defender
     
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  11. CreasingCurve

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    Im sure Norton is better than Mcafee though.
    My computer came with it and it liked to do a full scan of every single file of my computer and took over 1 hour and that was within the first couple months when i had only used about 20-30Gb of space on the SSD. Near the end, just before i deleted Mcafee, it would take close to 2 hours to do a full scan. It also liked to pop up stupid and useless messages everytime i used my laptop and several more times while using it as well as the constant scanner service that used over 100mb of ram from just being open and not doing anything internet related.
     
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  12. Modem

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  13. aljowen

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    This entertained me quite a bit, I get the feeling she was more likely to cause an accident than him during this video :p
     
  14. nobadesuuchan

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    I just read the funniest thing i've ever seen on a forum
    Here it is

    "I just bought a new chair when moving out of my apartment recently, mostly because all the fake leather was stripping off in tiny pieces and it was toast. I had the chair for 4 years. During that 4 years my ass farted an unimaginable amount of times into the fabric. Tons of bare ass fap sessions and all around general computer throne type activity. Before putting it outside I gave the seat a quick sniff .. I had to know. And by gods, it was the foulest of fouls. Like dead corpses, sprinkled with hot garbage drizzled in fumunda cheese. Years of ass, years of taint secretions all piled, rubbed and caked into one centralized location giving off a toasty aroma.

    Instead of throwing it in the trash I put it by the dumpsters. I knew someone else in my complex would see the chair, realize it was in sound shape but just rubbed off leather and take it home. I figured, the chair must live on and my ass, and my taint secretions deserved better than rotting away in some public dump. I imagine as I'm typing this some poor bastard is sitting right on that hot mess.

    I suppose a part of me never left that apartment complex."
     
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  15. Dunkleosteus

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    I feel like the smell would hit them before they ever picked it up.
     
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    And maybe make them want to stay the hell away from that apartment building so that the smell doesn't incapacitate them.
     
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  17. Googlefluff

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    That makes me utterly terrified of the chair I'm currently sitting on, which is approximately 20 times older than that one... and which has a cloth seat.
     
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  18. nobadesuuchan

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    I hope to god it doesn't smell worse than that.
     
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    What's even better is when you live in rented student accommodation. The beds have likely had many people in them doing many things other than sleeping. At least I have a mattress topper.

    Although I didn't find anything suspicious under UV light thankfully.
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    On a slightly unpleasant note, thank Christ for the internet. I use Yamaha EPH100 IEM's, however this particular headphone features a fun little design flaw, condensation can form inside the headphones. The first time I learned of this was on the first day of using them (it was cold outside) and one headphone cut out entirely, I took it out and a drop of water fell out of it. However recently one of the headphones has been quieter than the other and not as well defined. Turns out that is part of the same problem however it can be fixed by taking the headphones apart and cleaning them out, which thankfully someone documented the process of, lets just say the insides were not pretty. On the other hand they sound great again.

    They truly are fantastic sounding headphones, however someone at Yamaha is a moron for not noticing this design flaw. It doesn't seem to effect people with desert like ear canals though which would explain a lot. I however have to wear something on my head while using them in the cold in order to keep the metal warm to prevent condensation swamping them.
     
  20. Googlefluff

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    Went in for a close whiff and was pleasantly surprised to find it smells mostly like an old lady's house with only a hint of bum. Either nothing too terrible has happened to it or my ass smells enough like an old lady's house to overpower anything there previously. It was built before the advent of home computers so it probably spent most of it's life in a workplace, sitting room, or any other place wherein pants are generally worn. It has a few stains but they look like coffee.
     
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