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Additional User Accounts, procnics9x trouble, Cidaemon, start-up woes, email addresses, routers, and unwanted popups…

  • Why are there additional user accounts on my Windows XP machine?
  • My wireless card generates a “can’t load procnics9x.dll error” – how do I fix it?
  • My virus scanner got rid of a virus, but now Windows complains it can’t find it on start-up. How do I stop Windows from looking for it?
  • How do I change my MSN email address?
  • How do you connect two routers?
  • Everytime I sign on to AOL I get three XXX windows – how do I make them stop?
  • A few minutes after I connect my network connection properties change, and a strange phone number appears …
  • Cidaemon.exe is slowing my machine down, is there anyway I can shut it off?


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Why are there additional user accounts on my Windows XP
machine?
Well, it depends. Several applications actually do
create additional user accounts when set up. Unfortunately there
are several worms and viruses that will also set up user
accounts to make your machine accessible to hackers. Without
knowing specifically what accounts have been created, it’s
impossible to say which is which.

My wireless card generates a “can’t load procnics9x.dll
error” – how do I fix it?
This is apparently a configuration
problem with certain LinkSys wireless cards on Windows 9x.
Broadband Reports has a discussion thread on
the topic
that has a couple of solutions.

My virus scanner got rid of a virus, but now Windows
complains it can’t find it on start-up. How to I stop Windows
from looking for it?
The anti-virus program removed the
program, but not the start-up entry. This prior article on what runs at
startup
can help you identify and remove the offending
entry.

How do I change my MSN email address? To the best of my
knowledge, you can’t. The best approach is to open a new account
under the new name, and close the old one.

How do you connect two routers? It depends entirely on
what you’re trying to accomplish. For most simple installations
… you don’t.

Everytime I sign on to AOL I get three XXX windows – how do
I make them stop?
This is a classic case of spyware (even
though it might not be spying). Run a spyware tool such as SpyBot
or AdAware and they should clean it up.

A few minutes after I connect my network connection
properties change, ad a stange phone number appears…
This
was actually a much longer question, but it boils down to an
application attempting to hijack or change your internet
connection or dialup icons, typically attempting to get you to
call a high-cost toll number. The answer here is also to run a
spyware tool such as SpyBot or AdAware and they should clean it
up.

Cidaemon.exe is slowing my machine down, is there anyway I
can shut it off?
Certainly. Turn off the content indexing
service: right-click on My Computer, select Manage,
click on Services, right click on Indexing Service,
select Properties, press Stop, change the Startup
Type to Manual, and press OK.

Do this

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40 comments on “Additional User Accounts, procnics9x trouble, Cidaemon, start-up woes, email addresses, routers, and unwanted popups…”

  1. hello, How can i change my email address from my computer. I have a freeserve eamil address in my internet exeplore , I want to change it to msn email address. I want to send and received my mail with msn email address. Thanks

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  2. That depends on the email program you’re using. If it’s web based, just start using the MSN web interface. If you’re using an email program, then you’d just configure the new account settings in the program.

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  3. hi, someone knows my old email password and have changed it so i cannot log in to it. please could u tell me how to delete my old one please

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  4. My other computer is out of commission and
    I just got a new one. I would like to use
    my old 3-mail address. How would I set this
    up?

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  5. k I have an msn email account that i dont want to change, but i wanna get a new one as i understand i have to sign under a new name and all of that, but i was wondering how to do that? plz wb thanx

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  6. i have a laptop brand LEO,but the problem is i lost my reboot software.where i can find it?
    the brand is DESIGNote6930.please help me or find other way to reboot it

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  7. Rebooting doesn’t take any additional software. Can you explain a little more what you’re trying to do? Do you mean to rebuild your machine?

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  8. How do i delete my Aol account? (like my screen name and my account so when i try to sign on that one screen name, it won’t let me use it) that’s what i want to do.

    Thank you so much!

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  9. okay i really need to know how to delete an aol accout and email…so taht if sum1…or i try to sign on it under aim or on aol.com it wont let me..i really need that…i hate those hackers…okay please help!!!

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  10. I go to sign on to msn but then i a little pop up comes up & it says “A newer version is avalibe. You must install the newer version in order to continue. Would you like to do this now”? And a click yes & it takes about 20minuets to download & then i go to sign in again & the pop up comes back again!! If any one knows what to do or hade the same problem could you guys please get back to me! Thanx. Alana
    billabong_surfy_babe@yahoo.com.au

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  11. hi i need to know how to get rid of an old aol screenname the last time it was used was in dec 2004 when my puter crashed since then aol had me go under hubbys account and now i have a new screenname. i tried to get help from aol but no luck. i did find it under member services so i know its still active but i no longer have use for it please help me get rid of it PLEASE

    thank you sherri

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  12. Hey ever since we got highspeed i can’t get on my msn it says there’s a problem with my internet connection. How do i fix it?

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  13. i want to get an email adress on msn but i don’t know how to can you plaese give me some instructions on how to get one and how to add other peoples email adresses plaese i’m dying for one

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  14. i want to get an email adress on msn but i don’t know how to can you plaese give me some instructions on how to get one and how to add other peoples email adresses plaese i’m dying for one

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  15. could someone help me on how do i add someone to the front of the sign in so the dont have to go guest please help me someone befor i have to start the process over with aol

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  16. how do i make a new account on msn messenger? as some one has changed my password and secret question so i can not change my password.

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  17. I go to sign on to msn but then i a little pop up comes up & it says “A newer version is avalibe. You must install the newer version in order to continue. Would you like to do this now”? And a click yes & it takes about 20minuets to download & then i go to sign in again & the pop up comes back again!! If any one knows what to do or hade the same problem could you guys please get back to me! Thanx.

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  18. i dont no how to get msn every time i try to sighn in i do every thing it tell me but it said please try agian later then i tried later then it just said please try agian later then i did but it just does’nt work.

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  19. Hi Leo…I am having trouble with my msn email …everytime I email someone at aol I get an email saying the email has been delayed in being sent…no one seems to be able to help me…can you? Thanks so much
    Lee

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  20. my computer isnt letting me type on certain sites so i cant sign on to my email or other sites i am a part of and i cant seem to find any files that are doing this what should i do?

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  21. People say that cidaemon.exe is the indexing service but how can that be? isn’t cisvc.exe the file that does the indexing? (I checked the services thing to see if Cidaemon.exe is the indexing service, but i saw the other file instead)

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  22. It takes a while for my computer to come on. A lot of time goes to opening up unecessary stuff like yahoo messenger. How do I change what comes on at the startup of my computer.

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  23. I had probelems with Cidaemon. All the so-called solutions with turning of indexing didn’t work. I have removed google Desktop and it seems so far to have been successful.

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