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#1 Depth3D

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 09:12 AM

Yea! Hi guys n girls.

My name is Pat (depth3d). I am hoping that someone is going to pull me out of a tight spot here.

I build and animate 3D models. I am 46 and came to this pretty late on in life. I can navigate my way around a PC from a user point of view but am pretty bleep at the intricacies of getting to grips with how they work and why they sometimes don't.

My system uses two 2.4 Xeon processors with a Raid 5 setup using 5 SCSI HDD's with one 120GB IDE HDD for storage. I have 1GB memory and an ATI GL-Fire X2-256t graphics card. Usually I have enough processing power here to launch rockets and run small countries. But now it is as sluggish as a sluggish thing what is very sluggish. It takes about a minute to respond to certain commands and is totally useless for getting any serious work done. I have the latest AVG freebie and have scanned the system a couple of times which seems to detect the same Trojan over and over again.

If anyone can offer any advice (bearing in mind the simplistic nature of my personal understanding of how these things function - or not in my case) I would be really really grateful.

Many thanks
Pat
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Edited by jgweed, 03 June 2005 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2005 - 09:39 AM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer, Depth3D.

Run these online virus scanners:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

aČ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
SpywareBlaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

If that doesn't help, then:

Read the pinned post in the HijackThis forum, here
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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Posted 03 June 2005 - 12:57 PM

Do you defrag on a regular basis?
What version of Windows are you using?
Regards,
John

Edited by jgweed, 03 June 2005 - 12:59 PM.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 07:11 PM

:thumbsup: to BC! Depth3D.
I think jgweed and tg1911 have covereed pratically everything to solve your problem.

Good Luck,
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 04:08 PM

Yea! Hi Guys. Thanks for all the help here. I have downloaded the two on line scans and they are currently doing their thing (I have over 200GB of disk space over 6 hhd's so it's going to take a while I think)

Already, though, I have hit a problem. the spybot and a2 free will not install. Having successfully downloaded the programs and running the installation, both of the programs halt when they reach a file with the extension of .ink

I don't know whether it is relevant, but I cannot bring up the task manager. Using ctrl alt delete only brings up an icon bottom right of the screen which will not allow you access to the manager. Other programs are affected as well. Word will not open properly. the panda active scan has so far found two infected files out of 330000 and is about half way thru its run.

I managed to run Ad-aware which found 9 items which it dealt with but I should like to be able to run spybot as it seems (to a layman) to be quite a violent little program that stands no nonsense (providing you can install it to begin with lol!)

I will finish running the scans and let you know how I fare.

Once again, I can't thank you enough for your help here guys. I was getting a little desperate.

Take care all

Pat

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 01:16 PM

Hello Depth3D.

I've split off your HJT log from your post here, and moved it to the "HijackThis Logs and Analysis" forum.

Here's a link to your log:
Depth3D's HJT log

NOTE:
Please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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