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Infected Laptop Lags Really Badly!


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#1 wampanog

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:25 PM

Hi, my laptop just got infected and now it functions really slowly. the lagginess of it is really frustrating. I checked the cpu usage and its always really low. I don't know whats up! Thanks in advance!

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 06:44 PM

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:34 PM

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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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#4 wampanog

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 10:25 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.42
Database version: 3453
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

12/29/2009 7:22:41 PM
mbam-log-2009-12-29 (19-22-41).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 149249
Time elapsed: 36 minute(s), 10 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)


it didn't catch anything so i guess it was a false alarm. I restarted my computer and it wasn't lagging anymore. I don't know what happened to make it do that.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 10:29 PM

What was the false alarm and what program was saying that you are infected/were infected?
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:26 AM

Sounds more like it was a lag in you internet connection.
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