I think there are Trojans operating on my system. I am a Vista user who is constantly struggling with poor performance and tight disc space. Kindly refer to my previous topic about reclaiming some space on my C: drive. (The attachments there have my computer specs and some other necessary information)
During and after posting here I cleaned up my computer and created some disk space. I used the following meathods.
1. Ran DisK clean.
2. Uninstalled programs that I do no use.
3. Removed all but recent restore points.
4. Ran CCleaner and TFC (Thanks Elise)
5. Disabled Hibernation
6. Transferred data files to D: (thanks Artellos)
7. Deleted some backup files from Vista SP 1
8. Deleted all temp files using several meathods including %temp%
9. Even changed registry value for retaining temp files to 0
10. Downloaded MBam, which detected a couple of Trojans and removed them (log attached)
11. Downloaded SuperAntiSpyware and found over 250 adware cookies and deleted them.
12. Downloaded Avast (sadly I do not have the log for the Avast scan as I deleted Avast now)
13. I have always had McAfee which runs realtime, its 'detection' log says the following
Detection name : Generic.dx (Trojan), Generic.dx (Trojan), Generic.dx (Trojan)
File: f:\_crack_\keygen.exe (can not be removed)
1. I have been deleting temps every chance I get. But, in all my excitment when I go back to check if I created any disc space, I notice it has instead been LOST. This is very odd. Sometimes a few other measures of creating space have returned with lost disc space, can not recall which.
2. For the past few months I have been getting 'Internet Explorer has stopped responding' and I have to lose all my browser windows This does not happen when I click on a link but usually comes up more like a pop up.
3. McAfee detected the above Trojans and failed to remove them.
I need help with the following :
1. Could it be a Trojan that actually brought me to this edge when I nearly ran out of my disc space?
2. After the deletion of the Trojan found by Mbam, are there any scans you suggest to find more culprits?
3. How to I tackle the trojans McAfee detected and failed to remove?
If anyone has a short while to spare.
Attached is the Mbam log
Edited by Autumn933, 28 November 2009 - 06:55 AM.