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#1 Brit33

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:19 AM

I purchased this computer from a PAWN shop at a very good price. OS is Windows XP Pro
However!!!
I have been looking around the internal files and have cause to wonder if there is a 'backdoor' and the ability to get into my files.
I have been reading what is an endless amount of retoric of gobbility-gook about what should be and shouldnt be and what MIGHT be. So I Googled rundl 32.exe and it brought me to this forum, and here I am asking what to do, or not to do.
I really need someone to 'view' the processes , there is another suspicious entry "User Name" in same line as explorer exe. that might indicate to me a Computer administrator password or some way of getting into this computer remotely?
hope some of this makes sense.
Any thoughts or assistance would be SOOOOOO appreciated
Thanks
Brit

Edited by Brit33, 22 January 2009 - 09:24 AM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 03:20 PM

It all depends on the file's location on whether it's malicious or not
Let's do a couple of scans and see what shows up

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The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • 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 in your next reply and exit MBAM.
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#3 Brit33

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:50 AM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1682
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

1/22/2009 7:32:08 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-22 (19-32-08).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 201438
Time elapsed: 57 minute(s), 10 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)





Thank you for the assistance, I followed the instructions, and this is the copy of the log, I actually did both scans for the sake of covering all basis. I run Norton (with the Internet Protection) but the subscription is ending in about 20 days, I didnt have any conflict, it merely told me there was a low risk of the programme trying to connect to the server.
Tho I am somewhat relieved, at the absence of malware, and I religiously maintain the temps, cookies and such, I would like to know what the rammifications of the Computer Name next to the Explorer in the Task Manager.....?
Does that allow other parties to remotely view or manipulate files?
I recently broke down my resolve and upgraded to the Service Pack 3, and quite frankly, as on my old puter(which was super slow)the system started acted once again 'squirrelly' Ugh! Losing icons on the taskbar, bloody MSN messenger showing up in the start menu, and it wasnt even in use afore.
I have a Nividia(sp?) card that is supposed to have additional memory but it doesnt seem to have the proper settings. I so wish I understood this simple stuff.
In the begining I have had this computer since Dec 2008, I found the drive partitioned with the Compaq system recovery inaccessible,saying I need a password for Computer Administrator, yet I am listed as being that very thing.
Thank you again for your patience with my rambling here..!
Brit

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 04:18 PM

Computer Name next to the Explorer in the Task Manager...

I'm afraid I don't quite understand what you are describing

I found the drive partitioned with the Compaq system recovery inaccessible,

You can order replacement CD's for a nominal fee:
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