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How do i know if my PC is clean??


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#1 Trevrev

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:18 PM

Good evening, My name is Trevor and i'm new to the boards so be gentle.
Not great with computers but i can feel my way around. The last couple of weeks it seems a few nasties have been getting through my Norton Antivirus 2009........I've cleaned up ( I Think!!! ) using Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D and Smitfraudfix.
When i first open my web browser.....Either IE7 or Firefox it takes about a minute + to open. Is this because i maybe still infected or is it another reason? After the browser has loaded all runs fine.
How do i know if i've cured all the nasties???
Please help........
Many thanks.........Trevrev ( AKA Trevor )
Ooopppppppsssss......Forgot to say, running XP.

Edited by Trevrev, 10 June 2009 - 02:23 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:27 PM

You can never truly know if your PC is completely clean, if you suspect viruses or other, just run a scan.

Your slow browser load-time couple be attributed to your memory. How much RAM do you have?

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:32 PM

Thanks for the quick relpy.....Just looked up how much RAM and it seems i've got 768MB of RAM. As for scans i'm obsessed with the things......LOL.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:36 PM

HDD capacity and used space?

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:46 PM

Right........HDD Capacity is 54.9GB and free space is 33.3GB. Used is 21.5GB.

Edited by Trevrev, 10 June 2009 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:57 PM

You seem to have much of you HDD filled, and I'm probably guessing that your HDD is a very moderate speed. Try freeing up your computer from unwanted programs and such.

And also try deleting cookies and temporary stuff.

Edited by Ninjapocalypse, 10 June 2009 - 02:57 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:59 PM

Thank you very much for your help......I shall get on and do that now. I'll keep you posted on the result.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:01 PM

Also try to see if you have a lot of backround programs running, that can make running most anything excruciatingly difficult.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:46 PM

Could you try doing a scan while disconnnected from the Internet? I belive most viruses wont do anything because they cant "contact" the hacker.
If you scan it and it moves faster then, chances are you got it. Also, do you apply updates to all you security programs at least once a week? Last weeks update is no match for todays threats.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:36 PM

Hello
What antivirus and spyware tools are installed?

Please post your MBAM log.
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. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.


Process explorer

Please download and run Process Explorer
Click on File then Save As, create a log.
Copy and paste it into your next reply.

Edited by boopme, 10 June 2009 - 08:41 PM.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:17 AM

If you never go on the internet, you shouldnt get infected. But we all surf and occasionally we get infected by clicking where we shouldnt or a family member who isnt as savy doing something.. :thumbsup:
I would run Malwarebytes free, Spybot free, and Windows Defender along with your current Anti virus.
Defender has scans scheduled,probably so does your AV, but I run Malwarebytes and Spybot a couple times a month to be sure.
If you really want to be sure, run bitdefender online scan too. I do that a few times a year also.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:20 AM

Hello again, just a quick reply to the last two entries above. My netgear wired router has a firewall, i also have windows firewall activated. My paid for antivirus is Norton 2009, and i use the free version of Malwarebytes.
All my scans are done disconnected from the internet. As for updates, Norton does it automatically ( Live updates ) and I always update Malwarebytes before i use it.
Can't do a Log file right now as i'm on my lunch at work.......LOL.
Do that when i get home.
Thanks again for your replies........Trevor.
When i post my Log should i put in in the Hijackthis forum?? Assuming i can workout how to get to my Log.....LOL.

Edited by Trevrev, 11 June 2009 - 06:48 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:32 AM

<<If you never go on the internet, you shouldnt get infected.>>

Wrong. Floppies have been transporters of viruses/malware.

The Internet merely happens to be the most common vector for infecting a system, it's not the only one.

http://saleiemaslam.blogspot.com/2009/03/h...lash-drive.html

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 11:03 AM

Post it here and i'll move the topic as needed,thanks
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:26 PM

Good Evening.........
Log from Malwarebytes from tonights scan.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2254
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

11/06/2009 19:57:27
mbam-log-2009-06-11 (19-57-27).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 142136
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 5 minute(s), 44 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: 1

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:
c:\documents and settings\kev\application data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xkxutwjl.default\Cache\7A2C6093d01 (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


Not sure if i was being a bit of a doughnut as i forgot to disable Norton while running the above scan.

Edited by Trevrev, 11 June 2009 - 02:28 PM.





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