Proxy settings are set to 127.0.0.1:5050 on Windows 7 Machine

Problem:  The proxy settings in Internet Explorer are set to 127.0.0.1:5050 and when I uncheck it, the settings eventually come back.  The symptoms that made me check the proxy settings were the following: –  Within Chrome I was getting certificate errors on normally trusted website like google and Facebook. –  I was unable to get […]
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You need permission to perform this action error when deleting a folder

Problem: I had a drive that was comprised by a trojan/ransomware and lost a few gigs of files because we couldn’t pay the ransom.  It was decided to delete the folders and when I did I got the following error:  “You need permission to perform this action.” It wouldn’t let me delete.  I checked folder […]
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SOPHOS Antivirus will not install

Problem:  Tried to install Sophos onto a laptop and I got the following error: “Cancelled installation because existing third-party security software could not be uninstalled…” I also tried installing by unchecking the “uninstall third party software” option but got a similar error. Solution:  Turns out that AVG 2013 was installed on the system.  Even though […]
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