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How do I get rid of "click here to show files" when viewing my Windows directory? There appear to be several approaches. Have a look at How do I disable the warning message when I view the Windows folder? over at annoyances.org. In particular, the follow up comments include several alternatives.
Why do I need to shutdown rundll32.exe manually? You shouldn't have to. No reason accompanied this question, but if you feel you're required to shutdown rundll32.exe manually that's a symptom of a deeper problem. I'd need more details to determine exactly what though.
Why does my microphone record a loud hum? A couple of things come to mind. One possibility is that you computer is not properly grounded (through the third prong in North American power outlets). Another is that some other recording input is enabled, but not connected to anything. Open the volume control, hit Options, Properties, select Recording and OK. Now mute anything you're not recording from, and see if that doesn't help.
I get a firedeamon.exe error and my start button and quick launch don't function... Firedaemon is a utility that allows you to run an application as a Windows Service. My first step would be to remove that and see if the problem is resolved. Not all programs behave properly when run as services - typically services must be written to be services.
How do I get rid of W32.Welchia.B.Worm? Grab a removal tool from Symantec's AV site: here. It typically infects svchost.exe, which is a required system file and cannot simply be deleted. Thus the tool is used to repair.
How do I a click sound when I click on a web link? That's controlled by whatever the Windows Explorer "Complete Navigation" sound. In Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, Sounds, in Program Events, scroll down to the Windows Explorer section, and click on the Complete Navigation entry. Select whatever audio file you would like to play on each click.
Why do I get "Generic Host Process for Win 32 services is attempting to access the internet" from my firewall? One of the instances of "Generic Host Process" (aka SVCHOST) is responsible for keeping your clock up to date, and is configured to find a time server on the internet. You can disable this if you like by right clicking on the clock in the taskbar, selecting Adjust Date/Time, and then selecting the Internet Time tab where the controls are. Personally I like having my clock kept up to date for me.
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