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#1 frustratedas???

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 09:33 PM

Recently my computer has been acting strange, programs i use to be able to run are now taking too much memory. i would run firefox only and it would ask me to close it because memory is low. i open up windows task manager only to find my CPU usage and physical memory usage are both below 50% yet my computer just force shutdown my warcraft3 a moment ago saying it didnt have enough memory to perform the task.

could a virus or spyware of some sort cause problems with the RAM of my computer? I've done millions of scans by Avira and Norton internet security and other programs but when i delete the things that come up, problems dont go away.

Solutions?

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 06:12 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • 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. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
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.
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 using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:06 AM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1792
Windows 6.0.6000

2/22/2009 6:05:33 AM
mbam-log-2009-02-22 (06-05-33).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 73221
Time elapsed: 9 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: 2
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:
C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\coolplay (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\coolplay (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:16 PM

How's your computer running now?
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:22 PM

HEY ITS RUNNING ALOT FASTER!

wow thanks =D i hope this keeps up haha i used malwarebyte b4 this too.. maybe my version was faulty?

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:31 PM

They update Malwarebytes very often to keep up with the latest infections - it's a war out there!
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:26 AM

i think my firefox is taking up alot of CPU usage and RAM sometimes it slows my computer alot. another problem?

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:58 PM

How much CPU and RAM is it using?
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:18 PM

sometimes 40% CPU and like 150,000K ram, one time my CPU usage started fluxuating between 50% and 100% and i couldnt open window task manager,

i have a Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T7500 @2.20GHz 2.20GHz
2gig memory

usually with no programs open, my RAM is already up to 40-50% used

my computer takes like 5minutes to wake up from sleep instead of before only 10-20seconds

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:54 PM

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:42 PM

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 02/26/2009 at 07:24 PM

Application Version : 4.25.1014

Core Rules Database Version : 3777
Trace Rules Database Version: 1736

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:26:49

Memory items scanned : 335
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7431
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 183832
File threats detected : 10

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\david@at.atwola[2].txt
C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\david@tacoda[2].txt
C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\david@advertising[2].txt
C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\david@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\david@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\david@atwola[2].txt
C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\david@revsci[2].txt
C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\david@p.harrenmedianetwork[2].txt
C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\david@ads.ad4game[1].txt
C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\david@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:56 PM

i think those come up every single time, even after i delete them. i had super spyware installed b4 this.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:02 PM

The tracking cookies are nothing to worry about.

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time you "wake the computer up from sleep".

To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Check in all the categories.

If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:26 PM

my event viewer for application has this over and over and over and over again


The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because composition was disabled by a running application

basically repeating over and over continuously.

errors from today....

FATAL: postgres: could not locate matching postgres executable


The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was 8007043c from line 45 of d:\vista_gdr\com\complus\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.

FATAL: postgres: could not locate matching postgres executable

EXCEPTION calling function for the file C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\dcProd.dll [ACCESS_VIOLATION Exception!! EIP = 25015281] Please inform Avira and submit the appropriate file!



i also have a couple of warnings do u want me to post those?

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:30 PM

System errors:

The CyberLink Task Scheduler (CTS) service depends on the CyberLink Background Capture Service (CBCS) service which failed to start because of the following error:
After starting, the service hung in a start-pending state.



The CyberLink Background Capture Service (CBCS) service hung on starting.



The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.


The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
avgio
avipbb
BHDrvx86
ccHP
eeCtrl
IDSVix86
SASDIFSV
SASKUTIL
spldr
SRTSP
SRTSPX
ssmdrv
SYMTDI
Wanarpv6


The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start.




DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{9E175B6D-F52A-11D8-B9A5-505054503030}


DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{7D096C5F-AC08-4F1F-BEB7-5C22C517CE39}

DCOM got error "1068" attempting to start the service fdPHost with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{145B4335-FE2A-4927-A040-7C35AD3180EF}


DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B726-00C04FB926AF}

DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service ShellHWDetection with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{DD522ACC-F821-461A-A407-50B198B896DC}


Terminal Service start failed. The relevant status code was This service cannot be started in Safe Mode
.

DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service TermService with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{F9A874B6-F8A8-4D73-B5A8-AB610816828B}

The CyberLink Task Scheduler (CTS) service depends on the CyberLink Background Capture Service (CBCS) service which failed to start because of the following error:
After starting, the service hung in a start-pending state.



The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer DISCIPLE that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{3B7CFB30-E8FE-4504-9442-9BFF8E17F. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.

The CyberLink Background Capture Service (CBCS) service hung on starting.

this repeats alot
The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer DISCIPLE that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{3B7CFB30-E8FE-4504-9442-9BFF8E17F. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.




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