Please post the results of your MBAM scan for review.
To retrieve the MBAM scan log information, launch MBAB.
• Click the Logs
Tab at the top.
mbam-log-7-18-2008(09-52-04).txt should show in the list. <- your dates will be different from this exampe
• Click on the log name to highlight it.
• Go to the bottom and click on Open
• The log should automatically open in notepad as a text file.
• Go to Edit and choose Select all
• Go back to Edit and choose Copy
or right-click on the highlighted text and choose copy from there.
• Come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste
I keep getting Adware.TrackingCookie
are text string messages
given to a Web browser by a Web server. Whenever you visit a web page or navigate different pages with your browser, the web site generates a unique ID number which your browser stores in a text (cookie) file that is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from that server. Cookies allow third-party providers such as ad serving networks, spyware or adware providers to track personal information. The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and prepare customized Web pages for them.
The type of cookie that is a cause for some concern are "tracking cookies
" because they can be considered a privacy risk
. These types of cookies are used to track your Web browsing habits (your movement from site to site). Ad companies use them to record your activity on all sites where they have placed ads. They can keep count of how many times you visited a web page, store your username and password so you don't have to log in and retain your custom settings. When you visit one of these sites, a cookie is placed on your computer. Each time you visit another site that hosts one of their ads, that same cookie is read, and soon they have assembled a list of which of their sites you have visited and which of their ads that you have clicked on. They are used all over the Internet and advertisement companies often plant them whenever your browser loads one of their banners. Cookies are NOT a "threat"
. As text files they cannot be executed to cause any damage. Cookies do not cause any pop ups nor do they install malware. As long as you surf the Internet, you are going to get cookies
and some of your security programs will flag them for removal. However, you can minimize this by reading "Blocking & Managing Unwanted Cookies
" and "Block Third-Party Cookies in IE7
The computer has also been running slow and restarts by itself on occassion
Are you getting any error messages? Shutdown problems can be symptomatic of a variety of things to include hardware or overheating problems caused by a failed processor fan, bad memory (RAM), failing or underpowered power supply, CPU overheating, motherboard, video card, faulty drivers, CMOS battery going bad, BIOS and firmware problems, dirty hardware components, and even malware. If the computer is overheating, it usually begins to shutdown/restart on a more regular basis.
When Windows XP detects a problem from which it cannot recover, it displays Stop Error Messages
which contain specific information that can help diagnose and resolve the problem detected by the Windows kernel. An error message can be related to a broad number of problems such as driver conflicts, hardware issues, read/write errors, and software malfunctions. In Windows XP, the default setting is for the computer to reboot automatically
when a fatal error or crash occurs. You may not see the error code because the computer reboots too fast. You should be able to see the error by looking in the Event Log
or reading the memory dump file
An easier alternative is to turn off the automatic reboot
feature so you can actually see the error code/STOP Message when it happens - this is also known as the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD).
To change the recovery settings and Disable Automatic Rebooting
, go to Start > Run and type: sysdm.cpl
Click Ok or just press WINKEY + Pause/Break
keys to bring up System Properties.
- Go to the Advanced tab and under "Startup and Recovery", click on the "Settings" button and go to "System failure".
- Make sure "Write an event to the system log" is checked and that "Automatically restart" is UNchecked.
- Click "OK" and reboot for the changes to take effect.
Doing this won't cure your problem but instead of crashing and restarting you will get a blue diagnostic screen with an error code
and other information that will allow you to better trace your problem. Write down the full error code and any files/drivers listed, then provide that information in your next reply so we can assist you with investigating the cause.