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  • My firewall is saying that services.exe is trying to send emails ... why?
  • Why does my home page keep getting changes?
  • Can I change the printing defaults in Microsoft Paint?

My firewall is saying that services.exe is trying to send emails... why? Good on your firewall, to start with. You're probably either infected with a virus, or more likely, are the victim of spyware. Besides the obvious virus scan, make sure to run a spyware scan as well. I have links for both types of tools on my recommendations page.

Why does my home page keep getting changed? My first reaction to this situation when it arises is spyware - that's one of the things that some types of spyware do. Grab a spyware scanner and see if that doesn't clean up the problem.

Can I change the printing defaults in Microsoft Paint? Not that I've been able to find out. I tend to use PaintShop Pro for my graphics needs, and recently have been looking into a free open source application called The Gimp, the Gnu Image Manipulation Program.

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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Mike C
April 16, 2004 2:41 PM

argh! So CLOSE! hehe.

I found you through google, and I wanted to know how to "set MS Paint defaults", because, I want to reset the scaling from 100% to "fit 1 x 1 page".

But like you.. haven't found how to do it! There also doesn't seem to be a way to get Paint (in WinXP) to ask you to resize the image if you're pasting something larger.. it just resizes. There is a DWORD:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\View\NoStretching
But setting this between 0 and 1 has no visible effect.


Regarding tasklist executables:
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm

Unfortunately, it doesn't have sd32info.exe either, but it's an execellent resource.

Webmaster
May 8, 2004 6:08 PM

http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/trojcrypterc.html says sd32info.exe is a Trojan executable virus.

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