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#1 Tombstone


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Posted 28 July 2005 - 03:43 AM

Hey Everyone,
First of all, thanks to those of you who helped me with my last problem, but here I am begging for help once again!

I dont know whether its related to my previous problem but a few days ago my PC shut itself down and I couldnt get it back on! When I eventually managed to get logged on again, I attempted to run a System Restore but halfway through, everything froze and after 45 mins I took the decision to reset the PC. Ever since I did this, the system Restore facility has been missing from the system tools menu.

Also, when i connect to the net, i can always access the first page but any link i click on thereafter just gives me a white screen (I dont even get the 'not found' screen).

I suppose what I'm asking for is if any of you know of a free/cheap way of scanning my system that will diagnose any problems that i might have on the pc?

Thanks everyone in anticipation.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 06:32 AM

Antivirus programs - freeware (you can only use one resident anti-virus program on your computer. More than one will conflict)

AVG: http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

Avast Anti-virus freeware

Anti-malware freeware (You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several)

AdAware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):

AČ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.

CWShredder from InterMute
CW Shredder removes some variants of spyware known as the Coolwebsearch Trojan. The Trojan takes advantage of a flaw in a key component of Windows -- Microsoft's version of the Java Virtual Machine -- to install itself via popups often found on porn and illegal software (a.k.a. "warez") sites. Run CWShredder after installing, and have it look for updates. Then click the "Fix" button, and the program will both scan and fix any problems it finds. If your system does not have this kind of spyware, it will give you the good news.
Cost: Free

Hijack This and a variety of other tools for malware and pestware or

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)

Windows Security Trojanscan

Panda Activescan (IE only)

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
online trojan scans here -

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
MBSA is an easy-to-use tool designed for the IT professional that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your computer systems.

How to submit a Hijack This log


#3 groovicus


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Posted 28 July 2005 - 03:51 PM


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