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The Dell EMC deal: 5 things customers should know

The mega-merger carries massive risk and uncertainty. Here are five things you need to know about the deal.
Dell Inc. agreed to buy EMC Corp. for about $67 billion in the largest technology acquisition ever...

Dell plans to pay $24.05 a share in cash plus tracking stock in EMC’s prize holding, VMware Inc., valued at about $9.10 for each EMC share...

Official Press Release from DeLL, dated 10/12/2015 -
Current News / Dangerous Celebrity Searches? Not So Much...
« Last post by Bugbatter on Yesterday at 05:45:56 AM »
"About once a year, we see a security report highlighting celebrities that are "dangerous" to search for. And about once a year we publish our own research that debunks this notion..."

For K9 web protection read here:

To remove read here:

I`ve never used it or had any experience with it. Seems to be ok, so is really up to you....

What is the current status of your system, do you have any remaining issues or concerns?

Run this please:

Download Security Check by screen317 from either of the following: or

Save it to your Desktop. (If your security alerts either accept the alert, or turn the security off while Secuirity Check runs)
Double click SecurityCheck.exe (Vista or Windows 7/8 users right click and select "Run as Administrator") and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. Press any key when asked.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

If Security Check will not run or you get an alert saying it is not supported, Re-boot your PC then try again...

Thank you,

Here is the final log.  I do have a question regarding a notification I get each time I restart my computer.  It has to do with K9 protection.  I've attached the snap shot of what the notification looks like.  I've tried to uninstall this program in the past and was unable to bc it told me I would not have full protection otherwise (or something like that).  Can you tell me if this is something I should keep and how to fix it? 


Here are the first attachments for the logs you requested. 
Current News / Chinese hackers arrested at the behest of U.S. government
« Last post by Bugbatter on October 10, 2015, 06:42:04 PM »

In a first, Chinese hackers are arrested at the behest of the U.S. government.

The Chinese government has quietly arrested a handful of hackers at the urging of the U.S. government — an unprecedented step to defuse tensions with Washington at a time when the Obama administration has threatened economic sanctions.

Washington Post
Current News / Disclosed Netgear Router Vulnerability Under Attack
« Last post by seedy21 on October 10, 2015, 06:34:26 AM »
A vulnerability in Netgear routers, already disclosed by two sets of researchers at different security companies, has been publicly exploited.

Netgear, meanwhile, has yet to release patched firmware, despite apparently having built one and confirmed with one of the companies that privately disclosed that it addressed the problem adequately.

Link to Article
Post Here for Malware Removal ... / Re: [In Progress - K] Fake Anti-virus Pop-ups
« Last post by kevinf80 on October 09, 2015, 05:24:13 PM »
To receive notifications of replies select the "Notify" tab at the top of the thread, similar tab is also at the bottom of the thread....

Continue as follows:

Download attached fixlist.txt file (end of reply) and save it to the Desktop, or the folder you saved FRST into.
NOTE. It's important that both FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

Run FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt) or the folder it was ran from. Please post it to your reply.


Please open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and run once more as follows:

  • On the Settings tab > Detection and Protection sub tab, Detection Options, tick the box "Scan for rootkits".
  • Under Non-Malware Protection sub tab Change PUP and PUM entries to Treat detections as Malware
  • Click on the Scan tab, then click on Scan Now >> . If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
  • A Threat Scan will begin.
  • With some infections, you may or may not see this message box.
'Could not load DDA driver'

  • Click 'Yes' to this message, to allow the driver to load after a restart.
  • Allow the computer to restart. Continue with the rest of these instructions.
  • When the scan is complete, click Apply Actions.
  • Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.
  • After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.

To get the log from Malwarebytes do the following:

  • Click on the History tab > Application Logs.
  • Double click on the scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
  • Click Export > From export you have three options:

      Copy to Clipboard - if seleted right click to your reply and select "Paste" log will be pasted to your reply
      Text file (*.txt)        - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply
      XML file (*.xml)      - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply

  • Please use "Copy to Clipboard, then Right click to your reply > select "Paste" that will copy the log to your reply…


Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.

  • Double click on Adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on the Scan in the Actions box
  • Please wait fot the scan to finish..
  • When "Waiting for action.Please uncheck elements you want to keep" shows in top line..
  • Click on the Cleaning box.
  • Next click OK on the "Closing Programs" pop up box.
  • Click OK on the Information box & again OK to allow the necessary reboot
  • After restart the AdwCleaner(C*)-Notepad log will appear, please copy/paste it in your next reply. Where * is the number relative to list of scans completed...


Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts. (re-enable when done)
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.


Download Microsoft's " Malicious Software Removal Tool" and save direct to the desktop

Ensure to get the correct version for your system....

32 Bit version:

64 Bit version:

Right click on the Tool, select “Run as Administrator” the tool will expand to the options Window
In the "Scan Type" window, select Quick Scan
Perform a scan and  Click Finish when the scan is done.

Retrieve the MSRT log as follows, and post it in your next reply:

1) Select the Windows key and R key together to open the "Run" function
2) Type or Copy/Paste the following command to the "Run Line" and Press Enter:

notepad c:\windows\debug\mrt.log

Post those logs, also let me know if there are any remaining issues or concerns....

Thank you,


Post Here for Malware Removal ... / Re: [In Progress - K] Fake Anti-virus Pop-ups
« Last post by mmlawre1 on October 09, 2015, 03:52:09 PM »
Yes I'm so sorry, I've been having a little trouble.  I've completed everything you told me to do, but I can't paste the logs because it exceeds the 65,000 character limit.  PS- How do I get notified by email when I have a new post? 

Here are the files of the logs that I could attach in one post.  Thanks
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