Unknown user appearing on certain files/folders... need assistance

By Jake25 ยท 30 replies
Oct 6, 2012
  1. Jake25

    Jake25 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Ok I have done all of the above ^^^

    The results of checkup.txt are as follows:

    Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.51
    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x86 (UAC is disabled!)
    Internet Explorer 9
    ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
    Windows Firewall Disabled!
    Kaspersky Internet Security
    Antivirus up to date!
    `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
    Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287
    Adobe Reader X (10.1.4)
    ````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
    Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 avp.exe
    `````````````````System Health check`````````````````
    Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 6%
    ````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````

    How can I make sure my external hard drive is in 100% working order?
    to make sure no errors exist inside it that could possibly cause it to get corrupt in the future

    Also what is the best way to run a firewall? Through my kaspersky or through my modem settings?
  2. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    Software AND hardware firewall are good, but if you get problems in the internet connection, then just use software firewall. (Software being Kaspersky, hardware being modem.)

    Hardware firewalls provide the first line of defense, because they are at the root of the internet connection, so any traffic incoming or outgoing is filtered there first. Software firewalls are the second line of defense, which ensure that whatever was not caught at the hardware firewall is caught at the software firewall before it's able to make it onto your computer.

    Because antivirus programs are not enough to prevent viruses/malware, companies have instead created other programs to backup firewalls/antivirus programs. Instead of creating a much better, improved antivirus system, companies just use buffer programs to shield other areas of the operating system. It's pretty messy, really.

    To ensure your ext. hard drive is in proper working order (can't be 100%, because you already have data on it), but running chkdsk on that drive can help. Go to Start > type in CMD and hit Enter. Use the following command in Command Prompt: chkdsk /f /r X:
    and hit Enter. (Where X: is the placeholder for the actual drive letter of the ext. drive.)

    Personal Tips on Preventing Malware

    See this page for more info about malware and prevention.

    Any other questions before I mark this topic solved?
  3. Jake25

    Jake25 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Im typing it in as in : chkdsk *space* /f *space* /r *space* L being my drive letter but im getting the error...

    The drive, the path or the file name is not valid...
  4. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    At the end there, you typed in the colon after the L?

  5. Jake25

    Jake25 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    For some reason it gets "stuck" at 13 percent?

    Attached Files:

  6. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    Please reboot to Safe Mode (tap the F8 key just before Windows starts to load and select the Safe Mode option from the menu).

    Then try again.

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