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#1 digirun


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Posted 14 June 2009 - 12:27 AM

Hi I have recently discovered that my machine is acting rather odd. I am pretty sure my registry has been hijacked. I have never used Hijack this previously and just need a bit of help if possible. I did try to run the DDS program, but was told my OS was not supported.

The details of my machine are as follows:
Toshiba Satellite M305D
AMD Turion X2 Dual Core Mobile ZM-80 2.1GHz
4.0 GB RAM
Vista 64 bit
250 Gig drive
I have windows firewall on. I do not run Windows defender

My machine curently shows 79 processes running - seems high to me. Included are csrss.exe, and a few other odd looking guys.

I typically run Spy Sweeper, Symantec and Adaware. I usually have no issues. About 2 weeks ago my power cord died, it was nine months old. I ordered a new one and when I started running my machine again I started noticing issues not too long after that period of time. Within the last week I noticed that when I logged into Google Chat within the gmail interface the status buttons had an odd bevel to them, which I could not figure out. Was not an issue when I tried it in IE (I use Firefox) nor was it an issue in Firefox on my desktop. Now I am noticing that my computer is using most of the CPU power everything is loading very slow. Typing is very slow. I do not have many things autostarted.

This afternoon I downloaded and ran both Hijackthis as well as Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Anti-Malware found and deleted the following:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoActiveDesktopChanges (Hijack.DisplayProperties)

I have also attached the log and the hijack this log.

Please let me know if I can provide any other information.

Thank you in advance.


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#2 sempai



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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:03 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.  

If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.

Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine.  Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links.  Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool.  No input is needed, the scan is running.
  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note:  You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run.  After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection.  Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.  

Information on A/V control HERE


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