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Old 06-25-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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First of all, I have a Windows xp cd, but no key and I would just like to solve some very annoying issues.

First, I tried to get rid of Symantec antivirus, but it won't go away. I removed the program, but endpoint protection is still up and it still tries to perform scans. Meanwhile, I installed bitdefender because I though I was rid of Symantec, how do I get rid of it?

Second, a weird one, when I use google, while clicking on links, most of the time it will take me to a different link usually two times before it finally takes me to the correct site after clicking back and re-clicking the link.

Third, my keyboard is going awol. I have a Razer Lycosa with new firmware. All of a sudden, the keys often don't work. They also don't repeat when held. So yes, every time I need to capitalize something I have to hit shift and the key I wish to capitalize simultaneously, and it is getting worse and worse after about a week.

Lastly (I think and I hope), my Pioneer 115d drive won't recognize blank cd's or dvd's. I doubt it is the firmware, but I have downloaded the newest version, but I don't know what to do with the file, it looks like a rar file in a box. It is a self-extracting archive and it asks me where to extract, but I don't know where, and when I try it says "available target is not found". Anyways, any tips on why it won't recognize blank discs and how to fix it? I sincerely appreciate any and all help, as you can see...I need it.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:35 PM   #2
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Use this. http://www.neotechcc.org/drivers/ViewKeyXP.exe
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Look through add and remove to make sure you have rid of ALL programs and software related to Symantec.

you lost me with the google thing :|

Keyboard, wireless? could be batteries.

won't recognize that there is a blank CD? have you tried to put things into the *letter* drive to see if it says "ready to be burned" I would suggest replacing the drive if it really won't recognize them. ( to extract it, make a folder on the desktop and make that the target destination of the extracted files.
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Extract your key and reinstall. Sounds like it has been hijacked.

Or you could run mawlarebytes.
That might help.
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I know of a program that will allow you to see what key your current OS uses. But I won't announce that here unless a mod OK's it.
It's not illegal, because since you own the operating system, the key is also yours and you are allowed to know what it is.
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Look through add and remove to make sure you have rid of ALL programs and software related to Symantec.

you lost me with the google thing :|

Keyboard, wireless? could be batteries.

won't recognize that there is a blank CD? have you tried to put things into the *letter* drive to see if it says "ready to be burned" I would suggest replacing the drive if it really won't recognize them. ( to extract it, make a folder on the desktop and make that the target destination of the extracted files.
With google, whenever I am using the search engine, it takes me to random pages. If I click back and try again to go to the page, it eventually goes to the correct one.

The keyboard is wired.

The drive used to recognize cd's and dvd's

When I try to extract to the desktop, it says available target is not found.
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First of all, I have a Windows xp cd, but no key and I would just like to solve some very annoying issues.

First, I tried to get rid of Symantec antivirus, but it won't go away. I removed the program, but endpoint protection is still up and it still tries to perform scans. Meanwhile, I installed bitdefender because I though I was rid of Symantec, how do I get rid of it?
Download and run the Norton Removal Tool

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Second, a weird one, when I use google, while clicking on links, most of the time it will take me to a different link usually two times before it finally takes me to the correct site after clicking back and re-clicking the link.
Sounds like you have some spyware. Run this: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:50 PM   #8
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It causes a windows error message to appear.

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Download and run the Norton Removal Tool


Sounds like you have some spyware. Run this: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Are you sure the Norton Removal Tool will get rid of Symantec? All I have left is Endpoint protection, which won't seem to go away and is always running in my toolbar.

When I try to remove endpoint protection from program list, I get this
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Hmm. . . OK. Have a look at these:

How to manually uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 11.0

How to manually uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection client from Windows 2000, XP and 2003, 32-bit Editions
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:27 PM   #10
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Thanks for the effort, but that is the most complex thing I have ever seen, I would rather buy a new copy of XP.

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Sounds like you have some spyware. Run this: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes won't open, nothing happens when I try, just a load icon for about a second.
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