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#1 Griess

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 08:40 AM

Hello,

I am a self proclaimed computer guru, however I have a problem I cannot fix. For reasons unknown my computer will freeze at random intervals and random times. It started when I started removing unwanted files/wasted space on my computer. I have tried to time the freezes and log them manually however there is no pattern.

The only thing to give me an indication its a virus is that I have a Windows Installer pop up at the beggining of startup and then through out the time that computer is on and not frozen. It doesn't finishing installing what it is trying to install, instead it flickers like it is restarting it several times, then just goes away. Task Manager shows no process for it/no indication that it is even running.

I have taken the steps to correct it so far.
PC Tools Anti-virus-deteced nothing got rid of nothing
Wise Registry Cleaner-fix random registry problems I had
AVG- Won't install due to an error 0x007000200 or something along those lines
Kaspersky won't boot setup after it updates.
Online virus scanners- do not detect any viruses what so ever.

I am asking for any advice/help on what is going on with my system. It has stumped me and I am getting frustrated. I have downloaded comofix in attempt to solve my self, however I redirected to this site and found that I might be out of my league with the program.

Please advise on what I should do.

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#2 boopme

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:38 AM

Hello Griess,let's try to run run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.

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MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • 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 definition 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. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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#3 Griess

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:57 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2873
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

9/29/2009 7:57:04 PM
mbam-log-2009-09-29 (19-57-04).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 115236
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 33 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)

#4 boopme

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 01:57 PM

I am wondering if the installer isn'r corrupted.

Reregister the Windows Installer

Edited by boopme, 30 September 2009 - 01:58 PM.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:01 PM

if u dont run the installer, what happens then??




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