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#1 MastaAnt

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 12:30 AM

So heres my quick story, i made a careless mistake and i gave myself malware. I looked up the errors and they told me it was a worm and how to get around it,. I followed directions and everything, ran virus scans etc..

Anyways, after a long days battle with it, i feel as though everything is ok, but im still not satisfied. And ever since then, my desktop seems to load slower than usual, longer than my patience is used to, and things are just goin wrong left and right. Windows update is failing, i crash when trying to update, and recently my sound card just stopped working, and i couldnt get my CD ROM drive working, kept getting a Code 39 error.

So, i want to get clean from everything, it restore as much damage as i can, i also want opinions on what programs i should be using for maximum protection

Any and all help i would greatly appreciate, im not totally computer illiterate, so as long as you tell me how, i follow directions very well

Thank you all for your time!

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 12:43 PM

Assuming you have not already run it you could try a scan with malawarebytes and post the resultant report for the Team to check for you?

Please download the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program and save it to your Desktop.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.

    If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from
    here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.

  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report for examination and exit MBAM.

Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:37 PM

All done, looks clean, and im happy to get some waay better help
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.29
Database version: 1300
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

10/22/2008 7:34:55 PM
mbam-log-2008-10-22 (19-34-55).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 46988
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 39 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)





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