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#1 PAKevin

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:07 PM

Greetings,

I stumbled here from a search for answers about Registry Mechanic issues. On a separate browser window I've got a message prepared with DDS.txt and Attach.txt already attached. When RootRepeal finishes - it's been running for over two hours...how long does this take? - I'll upload and attache that file. In the mean time let me introduce myself and my laptop. I'm a 50s something engineering (mechanical and software) with a two year old HP Pavilion running Vista. The machine has run pretty much trouble-free. But a couple of months ago, during a routine McAfee antivirus scan the machine was diagnosed and treated for a trojan infection. Three or four days ago the same same routine scan identified an Artemis trojan. My ISP is Comcast. I have one desktop Dell and this HP laptop connected wirelessly to the Internet through a Linsys router. Bot PCs run the McAfee Security Suite. And I run Registry Mechanic routinely with the expectation that doing so will help keep the two systems running smoothly. But this last infection has got me worried. So I searched and then found this site.

Lastly, a few questions: How long has this site been in operation? Who are the experts who review uploaded system files? And how is a person like me to know whether or not to trust?

Thanks.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:19 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Please take the time, to browse the New User Orientation forum, to help familiarize yourself with how the board works.

Also, don't forget to check out the Tutorials.
There's a lot of very useful information, in there.

Who are the experts who review uploaded system files? And how is a person like me to know whether or not to trust?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/182397/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do-how-do-i-get-help-who-is-helping-me/

How long has this site been in operation?

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#3 The Dirty Haitian

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:27 PM

HI! I am new to this forum and came here for help with getting my hijack this log read and resolved properly as well as getting my PC optimized in general. I'm an intermediate level user by my own classification. lol Probably a novice compared to many.




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