Can't seem to connect some apps

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  1. Wynona's Avatar
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       23 Apr 2018 #31

    Good afternoon, Dave. I see Simrick's helping you and I'm not going to butt in on her, because she knows what she'd doing 100%.

    That said, ZDNet just posted a problem with Internet Explorer that I think you might need to read:

    A well-resourced hacking group is using a previously unknown and unpatched bug in Internet Explorer (IE) to infect Windows PCs with malware.

    Source: Internet Explorer zero-day alert: Attackers hitting unpatched bug in Microsoft browser | ZDNet

    This is merely a heads up, since I think you use IE.
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  2.    23 Apr 2018 #32

    Sorry the delay had to go back for some additional servicing I wasn't expecting so took longer then expected.

    No worries and an update I won't do anything else until I hear back from you on this as seems resolved.

    So far since my last response you suggested a few things. All I have done so far was to change the address to google and that seemed to clear things up as I am connecting to Skype, Discord and the WOWS clan page again so things I have been unable to log into or access are now all accessible again..

    Also to answer the question from that post all files are on the computer only things like back up files and videos and music and pictures and stuff are stored on back up drives but the computer files themselves are all on the C Drive.

    Won't run the check disk unless you think it's really needed as I know from past experience and as you said it can take awhile but since things seem to be back up and working again it might not be needed?????

    Thanks. I'll be on and off through out the afternoon as this mornings car servicing sort of messed up our schedule.
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  3. Wynona's Avatar
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       23 Apr 2018 #33

    Hi Dave. Simrick has been tied up with family matters and can't get away until later on, so she asked me to relay a message for her:

    "Oh, and would you please ask him to go ahead and run the CHKDSK? He has way too many reparse points, and I am worried about the health of his drive and system files. So, an sfc /scannow may be in order as well."

    Maybe you could run the CHKDSK overnight? And then sfc /scannow in the morning?

    It's good that you seem to have things back as they should be, but important to follow through with CHKDSK.

    Oh, and it would be a good thing to download, install and use Mozilla's Firefox until we have the all clear on the Internet Explorer bug. Don't want all your hard work to be done in by malware. :)
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  4.    23 Apr 2018 #34

    OK just so I know both commands what exactly at the commands I need to enter in at the command prompt or are they exactly as you have them typed above?

    I know chkdsk takes awhile how about the other how long does that one take?

    And yes already use Firefox just a few things I use seem to go through explorer or explorer related settings so these were being blocked only reason I even knew I had an issue.

    Not so worried so long as systems secure I only have to get it to last another month and half as gonna replace it anyways need a better system for gaming as this one just barely cuts it.

    Thanks!
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  5.    23 Apr 2018 #35

    As just scrolled up and saw your other response no I mainly use Firefox and have for years but some apps like Weather channel and the store and The clan page in the World of Warships program all seem to go through explorers settings for connects as when something goes wrong it all seems to point back to these settings. I'll have a look through it though when I have time this evening!

    Thanks!
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  6. Wynona's Avatar
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       23 Apr 2018 #36

    Dave1776 said: View Post
    OK just so I know both commands what exactly at the commands I need to enter in at the command prompt or are they exactly as you have them typed above?
    You run both from the command line. I'm giving you links to instructions for both:

    sfc /scannow How to Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files

    CHKDSK Run Check Disk from the Command Line to Find and Fix Errors

    Dave1776 said: View Post
    I know chkdsk takes awhile how about the other how long does that one take?
    Sfc /scannow should take from five to fifteen minutes. And, as you already know, CHKDSK, well, takes forever. That's why I suggested you run it overnight while you're sleeping. :)

    Dave1776 said: View Post
    And yes already use Firefox just a few things I use seem to go through explorer or explorer related settings so these were being blocked only reason I even knew I had an issue.

    Not so worried so long as systems secure I only have to get it to last another month and half as gonna replace it anyways need a better system for gaming as this one just barely cuts it.

    Thanks!
    Very good. I thought I saw a reference that you were using Internet Explorer for some things, so wanted to warn you. If at all possible, if FF won't work on some things for you, maybe Edge will? For now, it's "clean", i.e. no nasty bugs to exploit.
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  7. Wynona's Avatar
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       23 Apr 2018 #37

    Dave1776 said: View Post
    As just scrolled up and saw your other response no I mainly use Firefox and have for years but some apps like Weather channel and the store and The clan page in the World of Warships program all seem to go through explorers settings for connects as when something goes wrong it all seems to point back to these settings. I'll have a look through it though when I have time this evening!

    Thanks!
    Hmmmm, could it be possible that Edge is taking you to those sites? I also use Firefox and I think it's Edge that goes to the Store, Microsoft's Weather app and their games. Don't quote me, though . . . :)

    Bottom line is that if it's Edge going to those places, you should be safe, unless you actually use IE to get there.
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  8.    23 Apr 2018 #38

    Well not sure if edge or IE but something microsoft is being used as the default for these programs.

    I know when I have issues with Weather Channels desktop app or can't access the clan page in the World of WarShips game program (In game not on the website) or store and IE then something is up and until this most recent one it was always a proxy being used that I did not set up. This time around though proxy was fine but was unable to access things like discord and Skype and the clan page (Weather and IE seemed to work just fine this time.

    But unless I noticed one of these things having issues I would never have known being I don't use IE or Edge for that matter so find out mainly from WOWS or Weather that somethings up as for some reason Norton's does not pick up on this.

    And roger that going out shortly so will let the check disk run while I am out maybe it will be done by time I return.
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  9.    23 Apr 2018 #39

    Gonna let this run while I am out shortly.

    Being I won't be at the computer or even home while this is running should I use

    chkdsk C:
    or

    chkdsk C: /f
    or

    chkdsk C: /r
    as I see these in the list.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Dave1776; 23 Apr 2018 at 18:05.
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  10.    23 Apr 2018 #40

    OK have to go out will just run chkdsk C: for now then report back once it's completed years from now HA HA
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