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#1 fyahdrew

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 01:25 PM

yea whaddup fam, imma try my best to explain what ive been experiencing,pc did something last night twice last night kinda spooked me sufficiently thought id actually try asking for help now u see mi, so ok here goes...

well since like maybe the last 3 months or so ive noticed that da pc been moving extra extra sluggish so ive been suspecting for a while their might be some virus or something you now the regular thing but my symantec antivirus hasnt really discovered nothing new in any scan ive ran during that time and yea i know my memory was critically low..actually got a actual warning and thing to that effect..and there was less than 1 gig of free memory still available that kinda shock me so i went thru and got rid of a couple stuff got my free memory available back up to a lil under 6 gig, but yea that was around da time i first started seeing da "virtual memory low....increasing size of page file.....things might run a lil slowly during blablabla...." yea dat message, yea ive seen a couple other peeps on here mention seeing it so yea...well i thought having cleaning up a lil id stop seeing that alert as often but apparently i did nothing for my VM standing cause that alert been popping up regardless every now and then...
but yea more specifically what happened last night was that i was typing in my messenger and all of a sudden everything was coming out as CAPS even though the CAPS light was off...and pressing enter wouldnt send da messages either the cursur would jus go done one line like it would if i was typing in Word.... so i rebooted and everything ran aiight for a while then the same thing happened again...decided to give up on using my messenger that night closed everything...tried opening some application on da desktop and whenever i clicked on da icon all the others icons above it would get selected too (yea thats never happened b4)......so yea so wid a prayer i ran a full scan but still nothing.....rebooted in safe mode ran da scan again still nothing (but yea even da scan was kinda suspect...for one it finished mad quick maybe 15 or so minutes , im used to da scan taking like over an hour...another thing was i dont think it scanned everything cause the count of files scanned seemed lower than usual, around 30 grand, and im allmost positive the number is usually way higher than that)...also ran Spybot Search and Destroy while i was in safe mode it found two thingsthey didnt seem to critical though...
yea im expecting the laptop to jus explode anyday now so i dont really know if anything can be salvaged but you know, gotta try something...oh yea my messenger (windows live) been sending out links to those on my contact list while im offline...wish i could get rid of that too...downloaded and ran this 'MSNCleaner' thing i read about in a similar forum, that didnt do much but yea would love to get rid of that but thats kinda secondary you know im more worried about my pc's eminent death lol but yea any help would be appreciated...


oh yea seeing this is my first post and all i would like to say i think what yall doing here is really peace you know..cause i dont even know if yall get paid for this, u know so like i couldnt see da motive why yall would help you know with any form of reward...must be that good samaritan kinda vibe you know lol but whatever it is yea someone should thank you all for even taking the time to read all this you know but yea ive seen mad people showing their appreciation and all and i feel dem..so yea my thanks to all of yall (u know moderators and such well truely anyone who actually posts cause all questions help) aiight so like we say around here where im from please and thanks in advance

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 07:12 PM

oh yea seeing this is my first post and all i would like to say i think what yall doing here is really peace you know..cause i dont even know if yall get paid for this,


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Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it.

  • Before saving any of your security programs, rename them first. For example, before you save Malwarebytes', rename it to something like MBblah.exe and then click on Save and save it to your desktop. Same thing after you install it. Before running it, rename the main executable file first

    Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.

    If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run..
  • Another work around is by not using the mouse to install it, Just use the arrow keys, tab, and enter keys.

~ Courtesy of boopme

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 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 or 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. 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.

Please include the following in your reply:
MBAM log

#3 fyahdrew

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:11 PM

Thank you for your response.

Here is the log file from Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2072
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/3/2009 10:18:03 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-03 (22-18-03).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 87597
Time elapsed: 11 minute(s), 5 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1d4db7d2-6ec9-47a3-bd87-1e41684e07bb} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Multimedia\WMPlayer\Schemes\f3pss (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mcrh.tmp (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Yvonne McKenzie\Local Settings\Temp\cd1107.tmp (Heuristics.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:41 AM

What problems are you still experiencing?

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 05:44 PM

Well basically the pc is still behaving overly sluggish, for instance if left idle for a while when i return sometimes it takes a good couple seconds before an application might respond to the movement of the cursor, and the letters lag much more often than usual you know taking a while to appear after being typed that has been happening more frequently lately, yea just still the regular old sluggish performance continues...

The CAPs havent locked on me again since the last two days and i have only seen the "low virtual memory.." warning maybe once or twice since then. I haven't ran another scan since then so im not sure if Symantec is scanning 'all' the files again.

Besides that my Windows Live messenger keeps sending out stuff to my contacts when im offline so i know something there..

Yea thats all i can think of presently worth noting...Again thanks for your help

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:31 PM

Thought I'd let you know, a good deal of Linux distros allow you to run them on the system without ever installing, called a 'liveCD'. Windows never loads, so you can boot up off a liveCD, download and run a linux version of a virus scanner, and be able to do things without your scans ever being altered on the fly. However, some things (such as malwarebytes) are Windows-only, and should be run in Windows safe mode, or, if you have the ability to create one, a windows LiveCD.

(Edit: Aaaagh askdhjfg. I use Ubuntu a lot, so naturally I typed Ubuntu instead of Linux. >_<)

Edited by commandhat, 04 May 2009 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:57 PM

Sorry, I seem to have looked over your thread. =/

Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan 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".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on drweb-cureit.exe to start the program.
  • Cancel any prompts to download the latest CureIt version and click Start.
  • At the prompt to "Start scan now", click Ok. Allow the setup.exe/driver to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)


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Posted 09 May 2009 - 01:22 PM

thanx for tha reply xblindx....well i saved drweb-cureit to my desktop, but when i rebooted in safe mode it was one of those files that disappeared from the desktop....even did a search for it but i couldnt find the file....and oh yea my internet connection tends to not work in safe mode either so i was wondering if it would be ok to update cureit in normal mode...yea i get the impression i shouldnt run the scan in normal mode so yea i thought i should ask before i do anything else.

thanx again for da help...oh yea last time when da pc 'froze up' everytime i clicked a link in firefox it opened in a new window...and the CAPS locked again like usual...dont know if that helps...so yea thanx again fam




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