A couple weeks ago (give or take a few days) my computer started to slow down a great deal when I was trying to log into firefox. At the time I was using avg 8.5 for protection along with the windows firewall, and it did not detect anything wrong. However if I would reboot my pc, it would log me into firefox fairly quickly. I knew there was something wrong and there's a guy at work that is somewhat computer savvy. I thought avg caught EVERYTHING. Didn't know it wouldn't do spyware etc. He gave me a disk with the free copy of IObit Security 360, Malwarebytes, cwshredder, avg9 and hijack this on it. He also told me to go get housecall which i did, and suggested i run a scan at onecare.live.com on their free protection scan.
So the first thing i did was run housecall as i remembered it being a bit of a help in the past. It found some stuff and got rid of it. I then ran the scan at onecare, again found stuff. I then updated my avg, to avg 9, it found nothing and then ran the IObit, malware bytes and cw shredder. The cwshredder was the only thing that didn't find anything. I know some logs were kept but not sure which ones to know what was cleaned off my pc.
I ran a registry fix, used the cleanup tools in iobit, and then made sure windows defender was running as well.
At this point all programs and scans are coming back clean, however I had not run the IO clean up tools on my hubby's desktop, and something saying hijackadware kept coming back everytime i'd reboot. I ran the IO cleanup on my husband's desktop and it seems to have gone away now upon reboot. However, I'm still paranoid after having nearly lost a computer to problems in the past. The adware is no longer returning. Everything is coming back clean now.
I downloaded hijack this, and of course, don't know what needs kept and what should go. So i haven't done anything with it but scan.
Something else troubling me, which it could be because i'm scanning so much now because i'm paranoid, is it tells me i've run out of memory to complete such and such an action but if I re-boot it's fine. It's only done that twice now, it's not a CONSTANT thing.
I also wanted to note for the record, sometimes when I'm on the pc i'm hearing a little bit of grinding, grating like noises coming from my hard drive as it's processing things. I hadn't noticed it with this particular machine before, but i can't swear it wasn't doing it before, and that I'm just now noticing because I'm paranoid. However i do honestly think it is worse than it was before. I used to have an old IBM that sounded like a freight train with the same noises and it was fine!
So any help would be awesome...tell me what you need for me to do. Thanks so much!
I ran the dds and will attach it. However when i ran the root repeal, the warning did come up, and i clicked okay and it will not run the program at all! Any suggestions on that? I even deleted it and redownloaded it from here. And again, it will not run/execute after i click okay to run.