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#1 Orange wig

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:53 AM

Ok, I am having a major problem - here is what is happenning: this is the machine Pentium Dual Core, running Win XP Pro

EI is running Super slow.
Firefox is running Super slow
Outlook Express is also running Super slow to the point that the connection times out.

Here is what I have done:

I ran these programs - ATF Cleaner, SuperAntispyware - free addition, Adaware 2007 - free addition, AVG Rootkit - free addition

The system is running fine - I am just having this major slow down with any type of internet program. The internet connection is fine because I am typing this on another machine on the same internet connection. The internet was fine last night - I didn't notice this problem until this morning when my wife woke up.

Please help!!! Thank You in advance!!

Edited by Orange wig, 05 April 2008 - 09:55 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2008 - 10:32 AM

may one ask if it is the same machine as on this thread of yours ?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry729833

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 10:35 AM

may one ask if it is the same machine as on this thread of yours ?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry729833


Nope - that was this machine actually - it ended up being a thin layer of dust built up on the CPU fan :thumbsup: Go figure!! Thing has been running great ever since..

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 10:51 AM

AVG is telling me that the machine is infected with a Trojan Horse Generic6 AANW...

Just an update as of a few minutes ago. :thumbsup:

But, after looking on google - it says that AVG does give this often and is a false positive as far as infections go.

Edited by Orange wig, 05 April 2008 - 10:52 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2008 - 11:31 AM

UPDATE: Currently running SpyBot S&D on the machine...

When it finishes I will give the result in this post:

ErrorKiller ---------------------------3 Entries
FunWebProducts --------------------8 Entries
MyWay.MyWebSearch --------------7 Entries
Virtumonde --------------------------5 Entries
Win32 ConHook.ah -----------------1 Entries
FakeAlert.cc -------------------------1 Entries
BurstMedia ---------------------------1 Entries

ok fixed all of those problems - seems to be running fine now. Although Outlook stalled after DLing 2 e-mails..

I think that AVG is trying to put up some kind of firewall blocking the e-mail uninstalling AVG to see if that fixes it.

System is currently restarting.... we shall see what happens after the restart.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 11:38 AM

Well, everything is slow again..

I think that Virtumonde is back.. That is probably the root of the whole problem - it probably keeps installing spyware/malware on the machine..

Help!!!

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 11:52 AM

Well, after running SpyBot S&D again - it found no infections. :flowers:

What step do I need to take next - because the internet connection is still slow on that machine. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 01:31 PM

Wait, Sorry!!

Our ISP was having a network outage! :thumbsup:

And for some reason - my system wasn't having any issues and was running fine even while surfing the net even though both systems are connect to the net using the same line coming in?? That is why I thought that she was having Spyware/Malware problems on her system.. Spybot S&D did find a few things so it wasn't a complete waste of time.

Thanks for the help - all is Good!!! :flowers:

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:12 PM

Wow! Talk about self-help. I'm glad things are working fine now. Thanks for letting us know.

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