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Random known applications taking high CPU cycles


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#1 luckymurari

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 04:48 AM

I am kind of a pro user. So, I don't have installed any anti-virus in my netbook. I am paranoid while using my computer, but recently it started behaving very weird. I frequently run combofix(just run it .. no advanced techniques) and malwarebytes but now my combofix logs are showing something suspicious (I don't know to interpret the logs)

Performance-wise known applications like google talk or yahoo messenger etc., are taking high cpu randomly with not much of clear signs of malware. Due to that my other applications are acting very slow and not responding.

Some details about my system:

Lenovo Ideapad S10 Netbook
Windows XP home SP3
Antivirus :None

Please provide me with solution to problem. I know my prob is like beating in the air but I home some of the diagnostic steps u mention will give out the problem and also solution

Edited by luckymurari, 14 October 2009 - 04:49 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:58 AM

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:34 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. First of all, not having any anti-virus software installed is an absolute no-no. And also please notice the top blue bar at the top of this screen no matter how much of a Pro you may think you are:

" Combofix is a tool that should only be run under the supervision of someone who has been trained in its use. Using it on your own can cause problems with your computer." One of these problems is that it could never start again.

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Lets take a look with Malwarebytes

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here:
Malwarebytes
Please rename the file BEFORE downloading to zztoy.exe instead of mbam-setup.exe

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.

Double Click zztoy.exe to install the application.
* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.
* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
* The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
* Copy&Paste the entire MBAM report (even if it does not find anything) in your next reply

Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.


If Malwarebytes won't install or run

Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it. Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.

If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run.
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