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#1 jaywalker

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:10 PM

Hi

I need your assistance once again.

My problem is my pc nowadays is really slowing down.

I have a 1gig RAM onboard yet when I use Firefox, it spikes up to 952/960.

When I check my processes, common things eating up my ram are 2 scanning process, and 4 svchost.exe. Add the occasional VSMON.

Then when i use firefox,(3.0.12)...it now eats up RAM space and system process way too much. Hence I switch to Safari.

Also, there are occasions when my pc freezes for 15 secs then goes back to slow mode then to normal mode. Shutting down also has became super slow.

I have already scanned my pc and so far no viruses.

Help anyone? pLEASE.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:14 PM

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What have you used to scan with?
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#3 jaywalker

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:25 PM

Zonealarm for virus

Malwarebytes

and Uniblue registry booster, which incidentally scanned 34 errors last night..and I just let it repair itself.

Thanks

I maybe late to reply after this.

Edited by jaywalker, 28 July 2009 - 10:27 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:35 PM

Could you please update Malwarebytes and then run a Quick Scan and post back the log?
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:52 AM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.39
Database version: 2421
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

7/29/2009 11:54:43 PM
mbam-log-2009-07-29 (23-54-43).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 227489
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 44 minute(s), 52 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 1
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:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{09571a4b-f1fe-4c60-9760-de6d310c7c31} (Malware.Packer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{345caa15-4f12-4a28-afe9-383625563a83} (Malware.Packer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{f23b1f18-cb1a-47ed-a1fe-b60494a626d0} (Malware.Packer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\autome (Worm.AutoRun) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe (Worm.AutoRun) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:06 AM

You have a worm that spreads via USB. Please Run Flash Disinfector to remove the worm's traces on your USB. Any other computers that you have plugged in your USB devices to that have also been plugged into the infected computer may well be infected also.

Please download
Flash Disinfector
by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
Reboot your computer when done.
Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.



Also, please update Malwarebytes by going to the Update tab, by clicking on "Check for Updates". Then once the program has updated, please rerun a Full scan
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 06:54 PM

will do thanks

will keep you posted later

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:47 PM

i was trying to run your flashdisinfector.. but a pop up message kept on saying nircmd.exe cannot be opened. Soething about specified path..

i thought your version might be broken so I used my copy of flash disinfector. Same thing.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:53 AM

Hm. Could you try running it in Safe mode and see if it works?

If that doesnt work then, please Update Malwarebytes by going to the Update Tab, and then run a quick scan.
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:59 AM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.39
Database version: 2534
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

8/5/2009 11:03:14 PM
mbam-log-2009-08-05 (23-03-14).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 95170
Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 47 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: 0

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:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 12:00 PM

Ok:

Please run ATF and SAS:
Credits to Boopme

Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware, Free Home Edition

Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log.
A text file will open in your default text editor.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
Click Close to exit the program.
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:02 AM

I am not running on vista, I'm still on XP... does this matter? Just wondering? Thanks.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 03:32 AM

Hi jaywalker.

Those instructions will work just fine for you, just ignore the bits regarding Vista. :thumbsup:

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