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#1 fbguzz361

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:54 PM

First off i would like to say that i have used this website before, and i got the best attitude and service i could imagine, but now i have a new problem. I cleared my hard disk a few months ago of everything on it and i re installed windows. It started off working great, better than ever. but now its slowing down and i cant think of why it would be slowing down other than if i had malware/viruses etc. because i have about 1/3 or my hard disk empty and i think about 2 gigs of ram. so if someone helped me check my computer i would be very thankful

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:51 PM

Hello fbguzz361

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS unless a log is specifically requested.

What is your operating system: Windows XP, Vista, etc.?

What security programs do you have installed?

Are you experiencing issues other than slowdown?

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:00 PM

Chances are if you backed up documents, they might have been infected when you put them back on, or if you used a recovery partition it might have gotten infected
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The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable 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.
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.

Note 2:
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes. To disable these programs, please view this topic: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs
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#4 fbguzz361

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:43 PM

thanks so much you guys but never mind, i recently got a new computer and wiped the old computers hard drive. now that computer is my mothers work computer but thanks so much




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